Chapter 1372: Talisman Paper
Owen furrowed his brows slightly, a hint of resentment flashing in his eyes.
“So, you’re Dustin Rhys. I’ve heard of you,” Kevin nodded.
He was well aware of the recent events in his family. Just the formula for the Jade Dew Ointment was enough to make him take notice.
“Uncle, I heard that Grandfather is suffering from hysteria. May I take a look?” Dustin offered his help.
“You?” Kevin squinted his eyes, a bit skeptical. Although Dustin was recommended by Dr. Elijah, he looked quite young and didn’t seem very reliable.
“Dustin, I appreciate your offer, but we’ve already invited Master Hudson. You don’t need to trouble yourself,” Sophia spoke unexpectedly.
“Did you hear that? With Master Hudson’s assistance, why would we need you to show off here?” Owen sneered.
“Young man, don’t seek attention where it’s not wanted. Matters of life and death are too serious for you to mess around with,” the man in black said sternly.
“Dustin, let it go,” Dr. Elijah shook his head.
It was evident that trying to take the lead at this moment was not a wise choice.
“Very well. Since Master Hudson is so confident, I won’t make a fuss. Please go ahead,” Dustin made a polite gesture with one hand, showing he wasn’t forcing the issue.
“Hmph! At least you have some self-awareness,” the man in black gave him a disdainful glance and then stepped into the room.
The others followed suit, moving quietly and carefully, not daring to make too much noise.
“What’s going on?” The man in black frowned as he entered the room, displeased. “Why is the patient restrained? Do you know that this affects the treatment? Release him immediately!”
“Master Hudson, you may not be aware, but after my father’s strange illness, he becomes uncontrollable and has a tendency to attack people. We had no choice but to restrain him,” Kevin explained immediately.
The scene of his father going berserk had left him deeply traumatized.
“It’s okay. With me here, the patient won’t cause any trouble. Release him,” the man in black said confidently, standing with his hands behind his back.
“This…” Kevin glanced back at his wife, Sophia. Seeing her nod, he waved his hand and said, “Release him.”
Two members of the Torby family responded and immediately approached to untie the ropes.
“Master Hudson, untying the ropes may not be a wise choice. What if the patient’s hysteria flares up and harms you?” Dustin reminded them.
“Joke! I’ve seen all sorts of storms. What does a mere hysteria matter?” The man in black snorted coldly.
“Dustin, just because you lack the ability doesn’t mean Master Hudson can’t do it. Pay attention and learn something. If you can grasp anything from this, it will benefit you for life,” Owen said sarcastically.
“Is that so? Then I’ll wait and see,” Dustin shrugged and remained silent.
After being untied, the man in black approached and examined Christopher Torby’s eyelids, opened his mouth, and looked at his tongue and teeth. Finally, he conducted a brief examination of various parts of his body.
“If I’m not mistaken, the patient seems to have been subjected to witchcraft, disturbing his mind, which is why he exhibited symptoms of madness,” the man in black said calmly.
“Well done, indeed an expert. You’ve immediately identified the issue,” Kevin praised first, then asked cautiously, “I wonder if Master Hudson has a method to break the curse?”
“A mere low-level witchcraft is nothing. I can easily dispel it with a talisman paper,” the man in black dismissed.
“Oh?” Kevin’s eyes lit up. “Then please, Master Hudson, proceed with the treatment. Once the matter is resolved, our Torby family will surely show our gratitude.”
The man in black nodded in satisfaction, then reached into his pocket and pulled out a yellow talisman paper covered with mysterious symbols.
“Kid, learn from this. Watch me break the curse with a talisman paper!” The man in black glanced at Dustin on purpose, then with a single graceful motion, slapped the yellow talisman paper onto Christopher’s forehead.
Christopher’s body trembled, and he abruptly opened his eyes.