A Beautiful Luna After Rejection - Chapter 248 - The Marketplace
Thales lowered his head and thought for a moment before he said, “Alright, there’s no harm in telling you all this.”
I pricked up my ears to listen to him.
“I admit that what John said is the truth, but not everything is true. He’s not as selfless as he claims to be.” Thales revealed a sarcastic smile. “He did it more for himself. Paradis and I were not like what he said, but it’s meaningless to talk about it now, right?”
Thales took a deep breath and continued, “After I was chased out of the pack, no pack was willing to take me in. I had to wander around, looking for a place to rest. The most difficult part was that I had to take care of my daughter. She was still young, but she had to wander around with me. I felt sorry for her every day.”
When Courtney heard this, she silently pulled out an image from its tablet and showed it to Thales. “Is she the daughter you’re talking about?”
Thales’ eyes lit up when he saw the picture, but they quickly dimmed.
Courtney realized that Thales’ mental defenses had weakened at this moment, so she continued to press on with hegr victory. “What happened after that? How did you end up with the werewolf hunter?”
Thales did not entirely accept this explanation. “I’m not with the werewolf hunters.
“I was born a soldier,” he said. “So, in the beginning, I wanted to be a mercenary to support my daughter and me. I did a good job, so someone introduced me to other bosses, saying that these people wanted to do big business and make a lot of money. Their proposal moved me. I’ve always lived a life of licking blood on the edge of a knife. I don’t care what kind of business they are doing. As long as I can earn money.”
“So, these people are the ones who started selling she-wolves, right?” Courtney asked.
“I don’t know.” Thales shook his head. “I was following orders. Many of us were expelled by our packs. We had no home to return to, so we used this place to settle down. This world doesn’t give us a chance to turn back. We’re like a group of birds with similar dull feathers gathered together to warm each other up.”
“Please continue,” Courtney said.
Thales said, “After doing this for a long time, I started to understand what we were doing. The profits of this business were too great, and there was almost no cost to it. More and more people joined, and it formed a market.”
Michael and I looked at each other. This market-related information was what we wanted to know.
We also believed that the people in this market were the real big fish we wanted to catch. As for people like Thales, just as he said himself, he was just a small fry.
“The mission I received before was to find she-wolves who were alone. Usually, no one would notice them when they disappeared into the forest. Even if they did, it would be a few days later. As we expanded, we started targeting smaller packs that attracted your attention,” Thales said.
“Tell me more about this market.” Courtney knew what the main point of the matter was.
“What do you want to know?” Thales looked up at Courtney.
At this time, his eyes were shining with a golden light, and he looked like a different person from the big guy who was simple-minded and silly.
All the energy he had been saving up seemed to be for this moment, so he had enough energy to deal with Courtney’s interrogation.
“The trader, the time of the transaction, the place of the transaction, the method of the transaction… I need to know all the information related to this market,” Courtney said.
Thales laughed in a low voice. He didn’t care about the pain of his injury and leaned back in his chair in a rather free and bold way. He said indifferently, “Why should I tell you? We’ve talked for a long time but haven’t discussed the most critical issue. You just said that my honesty could be exchanged for something useful. Now that I’ve shown my sincerity, what can you give me?”
Courtney blinked indifferently as she asked, “What do you want?”
“Freedom,” Thales replied without hesitation. “Let me out of here and promise not to cause me any more trouble, and I’ll tell you everything I know.”
“That’s impossible. The werewolf court decides to punish you, not mine,” Courtney calmly said. “I can’t fulfill your wish.”
“Then, what’s the point of saying all this? We’re just wasting time. This is the only thing I want right now,” Thales said as he leaned back in his chair. “If you can’t help me, there’s no need to talk.”