Looking at the room entrance, Pakunoda saw a teen and a man in a tuxedo, who had feathers in his hand. The teen, rushing to the bedside, shielded Louis with his bare body.
Edward: Don’t you dare hurt my brother!
Pakunoda: You get me wrong. I’m here to help you find the traitor.
Edward: Save it! We’ve never entrusted anyone for that. Swallow, take her down!
Swallow: Roger that.
Swallow threw dozen feathers at Pakunoda right after receiving the order, yet every one of them was dodged perfectly. Refusing to give up, Swallow continued his attacks. In a split second, Pakunoda caught a fade of light.
Pakunoda: “Who’s there!?”
A few assassins appeared at the window behind Edward. Pakunoda sprinted over as soon as she spotted the assassins.
Swallow: What——what are you trying to do with Edward?
Despite the incoming feathers casted by Swallow, Pakunoda ran all the way to Edward while taking all the hits fearlessly. At the same time, a shatter of glass was heard, followed by a gang of assassins targeting at Edward.
Pakunoda: Come over here!
Pakunoda took his hand to dodge the enemies’ attacks by a hair’s breadth. She shielded him with her body and pulled out the feathers throwing back to the assassins. One of them was down; and the rest started the fight with Pakunoda.
Edward: Swallow! Help her!
Swallow responded swiftly and threw feathers at an assassin, who was about to sucker-punch Pakunoda. Soon they were all defeated by the joint force.
Pakunoda: You’re still skeptical now? Oh my goodness.
Edward: ...My apology for rudeness. And thanks for saving me back then.
Pakunoda: Don’t be. I just wanna get my mission done. Tell me what happened to your country.
Edward: Our uncle Prince William was executed because of his rebellion. Still, there are some remaining rebels trying to incite chaos...My brother was hurt by them!
Swallow: Our country will only become stable once we root out all the rebels. Unfortunately, we still have no clues about their hideout.
Pakunoda: Your clue is lying right here.
Assassin: Humph! I won’t say a word no matter how you torture me!
Grabbing the assassin’s cheek, Pakunoda spoke to him calmly.
Pakunoda: I think you’ve got something wrong here. I read memories, the deepest conscious thoughts.
Pakunoda: There’s no way you can fake me. Alright, I’ll start now.
Pakunoda: What are you hiding...Oh, I see.
Pakunoda let go of the assassin. Next second, a gun appeared in her hand out of the blue. She pointed it at Edward with her finger on the trigger; then Swallow immediately interfered to stop her from shooting Edward.
Pakunoda: The clue is in the bullet. Would you take a leap of faith to eat this bullet?
Swallow: Are you kidding? This is…
Edward: No. We would’ve been dead by now if she wanted to kill us. I believe her!
Walking out from Swallow’s protection, Edward looked at Pakunoda determinedly. Meanwhile, Pakunoda, aiming at Edward’s head, pulled the trigger…
At midnight, henchmen of Prince William gathered at a dungeon, intending to plot a rebellion——
Rebel Leader: Kill that useless Louis and this country will be ours!
Before the raging rebels took action, they heard some metal clashes outside.
Louis: Surrender yourself traitor! You’ve been surrounded!
Rebel Leader: How come you can find us...This is impossible!
Louis: Arrest all the rebels!
The minister, as the rebel leader, looked at Louis and his army in shock. Meanwhile, the confident Louis commanded his soldiers to arrest all these rebels. Then he went over to Pakunoda, who had witnessed everything.
Louis: Thank you! We wouldn’t have found out their plan if it wasn’t for you.
Edward: I’ve never expected myself to read assassin’s memories through a bullet. Your ability is incredible!
Edward: My brother will be much safer with you here. Would you like to stay and work for us?
Pakunoda: No. I don’t belong here. The Troupe is waiting for me in my original world.
Edward: Well...Alright then..
Nodding farewell, Pakunoda turned around and left the castle. Soon, Madhead showed up out of nowhere.
Madhead: You delivered the mission, so I’ll honour my promise to teleport you back to your world.
After Madhead waving the wand, a magic circle appeared under Pakunoda. Next second, she vanished, back to her world. Her memory in the realm was supposed to be erased once she departed, yet something slipped out of her mouth as she looked at her gang in the base.
Pakunoda: “I knew it. This is the only place I belong.”