Law of the Devil Chapter 62 “Murder at the Big Circle Lake”
The night at the lakeside was extremely cold. There were trees blocking the cold wind in the forest, but in this open Big Circle Lake, nothing here could block the freezing wind.
Du Wei felt quite cold. The freezing wind, and the cold ground, didn’t help Du Wei in the least.
But Beinlich had helped Du Wei in these days. When Du Wei knew his friend was in trouble, he was willing to stay and help; even when it was freezing, he still stayed with them,
“Actually, you can stay inside the tent.” Beinlich whispered with gratitude. Everybody knew that magicians were normally weak, and Du Wei was such a weak and thin teenager, who still insisted to stay with this strong warrior overnight.
Although Beinlich was very mad that he lost eleven members, but he didn’t lose his mind. The experienced commander understood that the enemy was not easy to handle with as it could make 11 experienced warriors disappear silently.
So, he picked the strongest people as vigils.
The hypothesis of Beinlich was very reasonable. If that was done by a magic monster, then it should be very strong and powerful! Since it dared to attack a campsite with a hundred people at midnight and killed 11 people, that meant it was not a coward and it probably would attack again!
“Because, in this freezing winter, magic monsters also need food.”
When Beinlich said that, his eyes were cruel. He knew that why he stayed here was not because he wanted to find the missing eleven people! Under this critical place, these eleven living people had already been missing for a day and a night; they probably died already.
Beinlich insisted to stay solely because he felt shameful! If after losing the eleven people, he still didn’t know who attacked them and brought all the people away… it would be a great discouragement for the Snow Wolf Mercenary Group! They might have this fear for their entire lives!
As the commander of the group, he could not let this happen. Even if it was very dangerous, he still needed to try and do something.
Du Wei didn’t say anything, he was probably the only one who understood the mind of Beinlich. He just moved his frozen legs a bit, then laughed, “We are friends. Commander Beinlich. It’s not a big deal to get cold because of friends.”
The campsite of the mercenary group was in silence. Most of the people were holding their weapons tightly. No one was hiding inside their tent. They fully utilized their skills. They dug some holes in the ground for an ambush. Some of them even wore thick coats and hid themselves under the snow.
Chester brought some archers and hid under the big trees nearby.
The Old Cyclops voluntarily acted as the Bait.
The old guy sets the fire and sat next to it. He was drinking alcohol, and cooking a large pot of meat on the fire.
Although the smell of alcohol and meat was very nice, no one felt jealous of Old Cyclops as everybody knew that, he was using his life as bait.
This night went on and on as everybody was looking forward to finding something.
The night was too short, as after time passed, they got nothing and they hadn’t noticed that the sun had started to shine.
“Obviously, our opponent is smarter than us.” Du Wei shook his head, “It didn’t come. Perhaps, it knows that we have prepared… perhaps, it’s got enough harvest and doesn’t need to attack us anymore.”
Beinlich grabbed some snow and cleaned the face. He rubbed his face till it was red, the warmness melting the snow. The water was dripping from his beard. But Beinlich didn’t care about that. He looked serious, “Perhaps you are right, but it’s just perhaps. But we cannot leave like this. Otherwise, our guys will feel defeated with this setback… we aren’t scared of death. As long as we all dare to have this life, no one in the group is scared of death. But we cannot lose our courage, this is the key.”
In the daytime, mercenaries were shifting for having rest inside the tent, and Beinlich decided to stay here.
Tonight, there was no harvest too. The well-prepared ambush didn’t have any guests.
Three days passed.
Even the determined commander’s determination was shaken.
He was tired. He hadn’t slept for 3 nights and only depended on the rest from the daytime shifting. Also, since they had been adventuring in this forest for many days, they were all tired.
Even though he was not reconciled to, he understood that if they kept on spending the day there, their hope would be replaced by uncertainties.
“This is the last day. If we cannot find anything tonight, we will leave this place tomorrow.”
Beinlich didn’t have the choice.
But the last night, it was finally not in vain!
The mercenaries were so tired after working days and nights in these days. Tonight, although most of the people had tried their best to insist, at the late hour of midnight, they obviously were weary.
Beinlich’s eyes were very red… in these three days, other mercenaries could rest in daytime, but this commander could not. In these three days, he only slept for an hour in the midday.
In the late hours of midnight, some mercenaries could not help to have a small nap, even the old Cyclops also closed his eyes.
Du Wei, as a magician, had much stronger spiritual power compared to normal people. Lack of sleep could only affect his physical strength, but not make him feel tired.
He was the most awake one among the hundred people.
He took a deep breath. He felt hurt by inhaling the cold air, but this could awaken him! He looked at Beinlich next to him, and he felt that the spiritual power of the commander had reached the maximum limit. His eyes, although red, were not dispirited. Dadaneier next to him could not help to close his eyes, his chin was also a little bit…
Du Wei was going to talk to Commander quietly. Suddenly… there was something in his mind.
A special feeling! Just like he felt something!
This feeling was very amazing! Du Wei with the strong sensitivity power felt that there was a breeze behind him!
He immediately noticed that there was something coming!!
He immediately opened his eyes and looked around!
At night, the snow on the ground was still reflecting the light. On the lake surface far away, the ice sometimes cracked and made some sound, also the windy sound…
At that time, Du Wei suddenly felt scared!
He saw it!
Far away, just on the surface of the Big Circle Lake. There was a sound of ice cracking! Then, in the dark far away, Du Wei saw a blurred shadow coming up from the lake!
The acute sensitivity power made it so that Du Wei could hear the friction of it…even the cracking ice with the water dropping sound…
“What… is that…” Du Wei couldn’t stop to murmur, he was going to remind Beinlich and Dadaneier. But at that moment, there was a weird sound!
A moan, which also seemed like a sigh.
Right. The sound was like someone was moaning… It sounded sad, but abnormally soft and nice. Du Wei suddenly felt the sound was alive, entering his ears and invading his mind!
The sound was long and relaxing with an unexplainable mystery! After the sound invaded the mind, the body and the mind started to relax out of control…
The body became softer and softer, the mind was getting blurrier…
That sound kept on and on, just like a nice music. It was like the soft and cool moonlight; it was like the breeze at night. It was irresistible; it was like a dancing lady, it was so attractive…
Then, the sound changed to be mellowed, it’s like an invisible hand hooking someone and people couldn’t help turning their heads… It was like their ears were going to follow the sound… then the mind… then the body!
Since Du Wei was a magician and his spiritual power was the strongest, after a short losing moment, he immediately woke up by instinct!
Then he surprisingly found that his body had stepped away a bit uncontrollably and he really forgot when it was that it happened!
It also shocked him! It was just a few second ago, that he was still sitting there!
Then, he looked around. There was something creepy happening!
The mercenaries inside the tent, the mercenaries hiding inside the forest, the mercenaries hiding under the snow…these people were walking out one by one, then wandering on the snow, like they were having sleepwalk. Everybody’s eyes were very large but blank. They only had a dull expression on their face with blank eyes, wandering towards the lake… one step, two steps… they walked towards the lake slowly!
Even Beinlich and Dadaneier were the same!
The calm commander with non-focus eyes, his weapon on hand had been left in the snow. He was a little bit clumsy and loose. He was moving further… Dadaneier seemed like he was drunk. His hands were like grabbing something at the front with a dull-witted appearance. Half of his eyes were halfly opened…
Du Wei was trying to stop Dadaneier, but he was pushed by him!
He was looking at the mercenaries at the front arriving to the lakeside, and one step was already on the ice layer of the lake. Du Wei shouted loudly!
He tried his best to shout, but didn’t get any response from them!
Du Wei ran towards there and tried to pull one mercenary. Du Wei even kicked him on the floor. But that man was trying to climb up, and seemed like a zombie, which Du Wei saw in a the movie from his previous life. Their steps were steady and walking towards the lake!
“Shit! Oh my god! What’s going on! Wake up! Wake up!” Du Wei was yelling and jumping, but they seemed deaf and everybody seemed like they were crazy!
Du Wei could not wake them up, so he immediately ran towards the lake and cast a spell. Then a fireball was thrown toward the shadow on the lake!
The fireball passes through the darkness and lighted up the scenery! With the fire light, Du Wei could see how that thing on the lake looked like…Although it was blur, Du Wei was sure that it was a human!
Right! It looked like a human!
Also…that appearance of that human: It was wearing a wet mercenary coat with wet hair sticking on the forehead…its forehead was with a hole! He smiled miserably and mysteriously…
Half of his body was under the ice, and half was above the ice…Du Wei was frightened. The look of that man was the mercenary that had died on the first day of their arrival!!
Du Wei saw his corpse thrown into the lake by others in person!
……Was it a ghost?
Du Wei also thought that his thought was too ridiculous.
But, what he saw really frightened him!
The tragic death of that mercenary with a miserable face, his face was swelling from soaking in the water. The terrible green color with a sad grin, was staring at Du Wei!
The weird, nice and erotic sounds were coming from him! All the mercenaries under this sound lost their minds and became puppets walking towards the lake!
The fireball shot by Du Wei could not reach the target. After falling on the ice, the fireball scattered. The ghost on the ice was staring at Du Wei with vicious eyes!
Du Wei saw that the eyes of that guy were brimming with a vicious teasing at his overconfidence!
No matter how much Du Wei tried, he still couldn’t stop the mercenaries from walking onto the ice layer of the lake. Then, a big hole appeared on the lake! The mercenaries at the front fell into the lake and sank into the lake!
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