In this one moment, the air in the entire operation committee office seemed to freeze and become extremely cold.
The expression on Madiath’s face changed, still with a gentle smile, but the aura emanating from his whole body changed all of a sudden and became extremely terrifying.
Under the sudden and terrifying aura, regardless of Houri, Sylvia’s expression is tenser and tenser.
If it wasn’t for the fact that Houri had already revealed the information to Sylvia beforehand, so that Sylvia had prepared herself psychologically, I’m afraid that even Sylvia could not keep her cool, right?
Only Madiath, as if not aware of anything, asked in a puzzled manner. “Hou-san, what do you mean by that?”
Seeing Madiath pretending to be confused, Houri just laughed and said. “It’s come to this point, there’s no point in hiding anymore. Didn’t you and Valda come to confirm my threatening nature because you thought I knew too much? If that’s the case, then you should have already envisioned that I know your true identity, right?”
On that day, when the Laminamors attacked Houri, the reason why Houri didn’t remember anything about the other side was that Valda’s mental interference had caused Houri to have cognitive impairment.
However, after Laminamors and Valda left, the cognitive impairment was naturally lifted along with them.
If Houri didn’t know Laminamors’ real identity, he wouldn’t be able to recall his opponent’s appearance and voice smoothly because of the cognitive impairment, so he wouldn’t know any information related to Laminamors.
However, for the real identity of Laminamors, Houri has already learned in the original work.
Therefore, even if he could not remember Laminamors’ appearance and voice, Houri knew the real identity of this person.
“Not to mention, it wasn’t like there wasn’t a clue to the identity of Laminamors, at least, that day, Laminamors hand did get cut off by me.”
Saying this, Houri shifted his gaze to look at one of Madiath’s gloved hands and said. “Only, you seem to have found a way to hide that, too.”
On the other hand, Sylvia’s eyes were also on Madiath’s gloved hand.
In response, Madiath just shrugged his shoulders and said.
“I can’t help it, as the chairman of Festa’s operation committee, if I lose a hand for no reason, not to mention outsiders will be suspicious, even the people of Integrated Enterprise Foundation won’t let it go, so it becomes a matter of necessity to heal this hand.”
“Heal?” Houri narrowed his eyes, grinned and then said. “That hand, can it really be recovered?”
Let’s just say, that’s absolutely impossible.
Houri did not simply cut off Madiath’s hand, but used the power of death perception mystic eyes, along the dead line of the arm, and killed it without any suspicion.
In other words, that hand is dead, forced to the end, no matter what method can not be healed.
Even if the regeneration ability is strong, that is.
“I think you should simply amputate the whole arm and replace it with a prosthetic limb after you found out that the arm could not be put back together or even subjected to treatment.”
Houri’s tone was unmistakably certain.
“So, you didn’t get that arm back, you got a prototype arm instead, right?”
Hearing this, Madiath smiled faintly, did not say anything, just removed his own gloves.
What appeared under the glove was a very normal hand.
However, Madiath just exerted one force, and the skin on it broke open, exposing a hint of metallic shine.
At this point, there is really no need to confirm.
Madiath was Laminamors.
“As you said, there is no way to heal this hand no matter what method I use, so I can only amputate the whole arm and replace it with a prosthetic one,” Madiath said somewhat pretentiously.
“It’s just like what you said. I’m more or less prepared for you to know my true identity, but I didn’t expect that you would choose to confront me directly.”
With that said, Madiath sighed and gave such an evaluation.
“I have to say, you are very smart, Houri-san.”
The chairman of the operating committee is actually a member of some underground organization and is also doing illegal activities.
Once this kind of thing is exposed, not to mention the garrison, even the Integrated Enterprise Foundation can not sit idly by.
After all, the Operations Committee is a body established around the six Integrated Enterprise Foundations, and the chairman of the committee is equivalent to a cadre of the Integrated Enterprise Foundation.
If such a person is a terrorist or a criminal, it will be material for the Integrated Enterprise Foundation to make a statement.
Therefore, it is imperative that Madiath not let anyone know his identity.
If it was confirmed on another occasion that Houri knew the truth, then Madiath would have paid some price to harm Houri.
However, not here.
“If something happens to the winner of Festa with me, the Integrated Enterprise Foundation will instantly notice that I’m behind it, right?”
Madiath said in admiration. “Even if you walk out of here unscathed, the Integrated Enterprise Foundation’s attention and even the attention of the outside world will be on you until your wish is granted, so I can’t just take action against you.”
Conversely, even if Madiath had granted Houri’s wish first, there would have been no way to take action against Houri.
Because, Houri chose to show his hand before his wish was fulfilled, and in turn became a threat.
In other words, the initiative is all in Houri’s hands.
As long as Houri still has the identity of ‘Phoenix Festa’ winner.
“On the other hand, if you choose to show your cards here, then you are planning to negotiate with me, right?” Madiath raised his hand in a surrendering gesture and said. “I got it, I don’t want to be your enemy, Hou-san.”
It was a true statement.
After all, Houri was only a student, but he had gotten so much secret information from nowhere, it was too mysterious.
In this regard, Madiath had to be cautious.
“Let’s make a negotiation.”
Madiath gazed at Houri and said. “I will let Valda return Ursula’s body to you.”
These words caused Sylvia’s hand to tremble slightly, and she could not help but feel a hint of excitement in her eyes.
But then, Madiath threw down a pot of cold water.
“However, I can’t guarantee that the original owner’s consciousness will awaken after the body is returned.”