619 It’s Hard To Know
Nether City? Huanhuan didn’t know what this place was, but just from the name, she felt that it wasn’t a good place.
She asked what Nether City was.
Gru seemed to be afraid of something, and his eyes kept avoiding hers. “It’s a ruthless place. No one who goes there comes out alive.”
Huanhuan didn’t understand. “Why would they go to such a place, then?”
Gru muttered softly, “Who knows what’s going on in their minds…”
“Do you know how to get to Nether City?”
“I only know the approximate location, but I’ve never been to that place.”
“Then take us there.”
Hearing her words, Gru was so frightened that his voice changed. “I’m not going! I’m not going there to die!”
Shuang Yun stepped on his face and said in a low voice, “If you talk nonsense again, I can let you die now.”
“Then beat me to death. I’d rather be beaten to death than have my soul devoured by a demon in such a place!” Gru assumed the posture of a dead pig who was not afraid of being slaughtered. He simply gave up.
“Demons?” Bai Di caught the keyword keenly. “There are demons there?”
Gru began to look away again. “Don’t ask me. I don’t know anything.”
No matter how Shuang Yun beat and interrogated him, Gru refused to talk about Nether City.
Seeing that Gru was about to be beaten to death by Shuang Yun, Huanhuan quickly stopped him. She said, “We’ll investigate the matter of Nether City again. There’s something else I have to ask you.”
Gru’s face was bruised, and he spoke with a lisp. “What is it?”
“Did you kill Gern?”
“No, I didn’t kill him.” When Gru said this, he deliberately avoided Huanhuan’s gaze, looking a little guilty.
Xue Ling narrowed his eyes. “If you refuse to tell the truth, we’ll have to send you to Doro to be dealt with.”
At the mention of Doro’s name, Gru seemed to be frightened and hurriedly begged, “Don’t hand me over to her. She’ll definitely kill me!”
Bai Di immediately pressed, “How do you know she’ll kill you? Did you really have something to do with Gern’s death?”
Gru stopped talking again.
Shuang Yun was impatient. He grabbed Gru’s collar and prepared to drag him out. “Why waste your breath on him? Just throw him to Doro. I can’t be bothered with the crap between them!”
“No! Please let me go!” Gru’s eyes were red with fear. “I killed Gern, but I had no choice! He was already poisoned. He was better off dead. He begged me to give him a quick death. I had no choice but to stab him with a knife!”
“How did he get poisoned? Didn’t you poison him?”
“How could I have poisoned him? I don’t even know what poison Gern was poisoned with!” Gru shouted, feeling wronged.
Seeing that he didn’t look like he was pretending, Huanhuan turned to Bai Di and asked, “What do you think?”
“Let’s leave him to Doro.”
No matter who the real culprit was, this matter had nothing to do with outsiders like them. There was no need for them to get involved.
Gru cried and shouted for mercy, but Shuang Yun remained indifferent. He dragged Gru out of the inn and sent him to the camp overnight.
Doro was worried about not being able to find Gru. When she saw Shuang Yun send him over, she could not help but be overjoyed.
“Thank you so much!”
Gru saw Doro approaching him and turned pale with fear.
He snuck back to the inn tonight to steal some coins. He knew Gern was dead, and he knew where Gern had hidden the money. Logically speaking, the inn should be empty tonight. He could steal the money without a hitch.
Unfortunately, man proposes, but God disposes.
He never dreamed that there would be people staying in the inn.
He had sent himself into a trap.
If he had known this would happen, he wouldn’t have been greedy enough to steal that bit of money.
Even if Gru regretted it, he would still have to pay the price for his actions.
The next morning, Huanhuan’s family went to visit the restaurant again. They found Luke, who was making wine.
Huanhuan placed a gold coin on the bar and said in a voice as sweet as cotton candy, “I want to ask you about a place.”
Luke didn’t take the gold coin. Without looking up, he asked, “Where?”
Luke paused. He put down the bottle, and his gaze became very sharp. “Why are you asking about that place?”
Huanhuan was a little surprised. The young man in front of her looked very cold as if he didn’t care about anything. However, when he heard the words ‘Nether City’, his reaction was unexpected.
“My friend has been taken to Nether City. We want to look for him.”
Luke’s lips curled into a sarcastic smile. “That’s a place you can never return to. I advise you not to send yourselves to your death.”
Bai Di looked thoughtful. “From the looks of it, you know the place well, don’t you?”
Luke didn’t answer his question. Instead, he said, “There are demons living in Nether City. Anyone who enters will be killed. After they die, even their souls will be eaten by the demons.”
“But we have to go there.” Huanhuan’s tone was firm.
“Then go ahead. Since you insist on dying, I can’t be bothered.” Luke turned and walked away.
Xue Ling knocked on the bar. “Don’t you want the gold coin?”
“I have no information to sell you. Please take the gold coin back.”
Luke walked through the side door without looking back.
The door was closed, cutting off the view outside.
Luke refused to sell them the information. They had to find another way.
Bai Di suggested, “Let’s ask Doro. She might know where Nether City is.”
They headed for the camp.
Unexpectedly, the atmosphere in the camp today was very tense. The armored dragon guards were practicing intensively. Their dragon spears were polished until they were snow-white. It seemed that something big was about to happen.
Huanhuan and the others found Doro, who was checking the fortifications.
Doro was a little surprised. “Why are you here today?”
Seeing that she was very busy, Huanhuan made a long story short. “We came here to ask you something.”
“It’s about Nether City.”
Doro was stunned. “Why are you asking about that place?”
Huanhuan told her about how the black dragon might have been brought to Nether City.
Doro’s expression immediately became very complicated. “That place is very dangerous. Legend has it that no creature can return after entering that place. I advise you not to go.”
“But Yun Hui is in Nether City. We can’t leave him alone.”
“If it’s really as you say and the black dragon went to Nether City, it’s very likely that he’s already dead. Why take the risk for nothing? Take my advice and stay away from that place. Nothing in this world is more precious than being alive.”