Sean felt that his breathing became short and couldn’t wait for what Baron Skinner was going to do.

Passing his hands through the pearly white body was like reaching into icy water; Sean frowned and retracted his hands, “What happened next? What happened after that?”

Skinner said in a low voice, “I don’t know after that. But the book depicts how huge, terrifying, and fascinating… it was…”

“But that requires betraying the one you love, and you must do such a thing.” Sean took a deep breath and looked at Baron Skinner with contempt.

Originally, whether it was to ask for more information or to win his trust, Sean should have pretended to be interested, But Sean didn’t want to do this at all. He hated betrayal and the feeling of guilt that came from the betrayer.

This was also one of the reasons why the relationship between him and Stephanie was so tense in the first place, and Sean didn’t like this very much.

Moreover, the situation for the Blood Pact to establish a contract is harsh. Those who do not have a deep relationship should not establish a Blood Pact because it will take little time for them to feel the effect of the Blood Pact on them later.

Baron Skinner saw Sean’s gaze and laughed miserably, wishing he could stuff his head into the cracks in the ground.

“Yes, I’m such a bastard…”

“At first, why didn’t you gain power by killing her?” Sean asked coldly.

Skinner clenched his fists, “Memory can only be covered up and cannot be erased. My ability to control the memory spell is not good enough…”

He sighed and explained, “To achieve the contract magic behind the Blood Pact, your love for another person cannot be reduced. You have to use the complex and most powerful memory spell to your brain and bury your real intention deeply.”

“When the time is correct, you are going to hurt your partner and your partner’s love, create hatred will be born in their mind, and the Blood Pact will be broken.” Skinner closed his eyes in pain, “A new contract will be established when the Blood Pact is broken, and then kill your lover who loved you deeply but now hates you…”

“Drink your lover’s blood, and remove the spell that conceals that feeling from your brain. You will feel regret, you will suffer, you will be so sad that you can’t even breathe, and the most painful thing is that your lover’s hatred still contains love…”

“You will gain the power from that hatred based on their love. Not only that, but your lover’s magic power will also be absorbed by you. The deeper both of you love each other, the more power you will get.”

“According to the description in the book, even I can rival the most powerful wizard in the world at the time if I gained the true power of the Blood Pact.”

Skinner burst into tears, “That power blinded me…”

Sean’s eyes became increasingly disgusted, and he didn’t even want to look at Skinner again.

“You are a disgusting betrayer,” Sean said coldly.

Skinner collapsed with endless regret and impenetrable guilt in his eyes.

“I did all that, and everything went well. As for how it failed, it was because I did it too much…” Skinner’s tears slid down, he was muttering, “She was worried about me at first and concerned that I had something…”

“My heart was confused at that time. I carried out everything ruthlessly…” Skinner sobbed, “She finally… knows all about this… She hated me so much… the Bood Pact is broken. The real contract is starting to be made… But she is better than me, more talented than me…”

“I took a step ahead of time. I removed the memory spell in advance… I cried and confessed to her, trying to seek forgiveness from her… It is a shameful act, and I was the one asking for forgiveness…”

Skinner looked up blankly, “She wouldn’t forgive me, took over the contract, and wanted to kill me with her hatred to grasp the real power of the Blood Pact.”

“She did the right thing, she did do it, this is the price I should pay for… But…” Skinner was trembling, and the pearly white body was flickering.

A hoarse and desperate voice came out of his throat. He knelt down and cried loudly.

“But how could she die?”

Cries of despair filled the entire basement. Even Sean turned his head.

Even if he didn’t say anything, Sean guessed why. The real contract of the Blood Pact is based on the two endless love and hate emotions, and there is only one reason why his wife exploded to death.

Her hatred is not pure enough.

Sean glanced at him, who had completely lost his mind and was so desperate that he couldn’t speak.

“Even after you did something like this, you know that in her heart tha-” Sean said slowly.

Skinner raised his head like crazy and begged Sean, “Please, don’t say it, don’t say it…”

“You know what it is.” Sean just replied calmly.

Skinner was floating, knelt down tremblingly, despair and regret in his eyes, and tears rolled down.

“Please! Don’t tell me! Don’t tell me!” he was screaming.

Sean raised his chin slightly and looked down at him, “She still loves you.”

Skinner’s screaming and crying stopped abruptly; his tears couldn’t stop falling, and his eyes had completely lost their focus. This sentence is even more powerful than the Imperius Curse. His trembling hands grabbed his clothes and pressed the huge wound on his chest as if there was still a heart inside.

A cry echoed in the room.

He didn’t speak anymore, nor did he try to comfort him; he just watched Skinner tormenting himself in pain and guilt. Skinner had studied the Blood Pact for so long that it was impossible for him not to know the real cause of his wife’s death.

It’s just that he has been trying to be in denial of this fact. Maybe if his wife really hated him and no longer had any love for him, it would make him feel better. This put him in a denial all the time.

Sean couldn’t help but to sigh, he also understood why Skinner turned into a ghost and stayed in the real world.

Not because of obsession but fear. He was afraid. He didn’t dare to go to another world as he was worried that he would meet his wife again.

It’s just that things that happened between Skinner and his wife are their own things. Sean is just a bystander, and he can’t and doesn’t want to put himself in this matter.

He needs to face another reality that makes him even more terrified. That is Dumbledore and Grindelwald.

Has their Blood Pact been broken? If it was broken, then one question remains. Who will that betrayer be?

From the current situation and what Andros said before, he is telling Grindelwald that Dumbledore already knows his secret with our help, and both of them are done for.

Judging from this, it seems that Grindelwald knew the truth of the Blood Pact long ago, and Dumbledore knew it not long ago. This means that it was Grindelwald who was preparing to gain real power from the beginning.

However, Sean remembered that Andros also said that Grindelwald was no longer the supreme power that he thought it would be.

From this point of view, maybe Dumbledore can obtain the power. Doesn’t it mean that Dumbledore may have made the move to finishing the real contract after the Blood Pact?

Sean was wondering what supreme power is. But now it seems that it will likely be a huge magic power brought by the Blood Pact. This power bewitched Skinner at the beginning, and only then did he become what he is today.

At that time, Skinner was just an ordinary wizard. According to history, ordinary wizards in the thirteenth century might only have the strength of Hogwarts graduates nowadays, and they were even worse in terms of comprehensiveness.

Many centuries ago, these wizards had the power of spells because the ancient runes were not reduced to the point that they have been studied like they are now, and wizards who can master ancient runes are very good at powerful spells.

Skinner said that if he could master the power of the Blood Pact, he could directly match the strongest wizards in the world or even surpass them at that time. This explains the problem very well.

The strength differences between wizards were pretty big. The most powerful wizards of all ages have one characteristic: their strength is far beyond the so-called average strength, even far beyond those elite wizards.

Just like now, Sean is already the strongest among the students, and he can even defeat the elite wizards outside. But if he fights head-on, it will be difficult for him to defeat multiple elite wizards quickly and without any problems.

But for Dumbledore or Grindelwald, ordinary wizards only represent quantity. If they really want to, fighting one of them with hundreds of wizards is not difficult.

The Blood Pact can provide Skinner with such powerful magic power. It is worth noting that after the Blood Pact contract magic is completed, the person will not only gain powerful power but also absorb all the magic power of their lover.

All the magic powers will fuse together and expand, and the bigger the magic power of the two who made the Blood Pact, the greater the power will be.

Grindelwald and Dumbledore are the two most powerful wizards in the world. Sean could no longer imagine that one of the two gained power at the cost of the other’s life and how powerful this power would be.

Thinking about it, Sean was horrified and found that his hands were numb from this thought because he thought of another, more terrifying thing.

For a person like Dumbledore, who is always mysterious about what he plans, why did the Returners want to cooperate with him so easily? Is it just because of an unbreakable vow or Arianna?

Sean asked himself as if he was one of the Returners. It would be impossible for Dumbledore to be so calm about this situation. How did Dumbledore win their trust?

Sean found that his guess before coming here seemed to be coming true.

Why aren’t The Returners worried that Dumbledore will unite with Grindelwald again? Why is it so certain that Dumbledore and Grindelwald have parted ways? And why is Grindelwald acting so weird?

Sean took a deep breath, his fists clenched unconsciously.

Is it because The Blood Pact has been broken, and only when it has been broken do the Returners see this and think it is the end of their relationship?

The Blood Pact is not just an oath but an extremely ancient magic, and the broken Blood Pact can already prove everything they need.

But who is the betrayer among the two?

Did Grindelwald plan this long ago, or did Dumbledore realize it later and decide to act first?

“Damn it…” Sean couldn’t help but swear.

No matter who that person is, this incident may have serious consequences later in the future. Especially now that the world has known Grindelwald’s 100-year journey, Sean still needs to face that issue.

In an instant, a lot of flashes of scenes popped up in Sean’s mind. All of them were scenes of the world burning in flames. Sean gritted his teeth and hit his temple.

Skinner was confused, and Sean strode over.

“Everything has already happened, and this is all your choice, remorse, guilt, and betrayal. This is all your choice, and this is all the consequences you should bear.” Sean said coldly.

Skinner didn’t respond.

Sean continued, “Similarly, your wife’s love is also her own choice. Although I am not the one who should say that.”

Skinner looked at Sean tremblingly; his mouth was open wide, but no sound came out.

“Now, I’m trying to save another thing that this Blood Pact may cause.” Sean squatted down, looked at him seriously, and said, “I need you to help me. Tell me everything you know about it.”

“I don’t know what your wife thinks, but I can say one thing. She does not want the tragedy of you two to happen again.”

Skinner’s tears flowed again, and he looked up at him.

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Published On: February 9, 2024

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