Back to the Faculty Room, 'Wendy' had been dumbfounded for a minute or so. The other Wendy and a boy who seemed to be Chris already ran away.
Less than thirty seconds later, the police arrived and she was forced out of her dazed state.
Afraid that this group of cops would go after them, she stalled them by bossily making them deal with Teacher Matthew's body. Fortunately, the fat middle-aged teacher was still alive. Acting as the bossy 'Wendy', she made the police personally apply first aid kit to the teacher and send him to the ambulance. She also raised some fuss, thus successfully delaying some of the people who wanted to also chase after the real Wendy and Chris.
A few minutes after this, she learned from her source that they managed to get away. She somehow breathed a sigh of relief, thanking the heavens that those few cops she didn't manage to delay luckily didn't catch them.
Unfortunately, so many problems had been left for her to deal with. There was the still skeptical police, the traumatized teachers, the panicking students, and bystanders. She was simply having a headache, troubled on what she should do to make sure her woven story would be foolproof.
<System: Hehehe, you're so pitiful. Your plan failed because of a stupid boy. You're supposed to make Wendy run away by herself and then in the name of justice, you'll be chasing after. But sadly, you'll lose her because you have to comfort a shocked 'Sofony' that this Wendy ran into, threatened and used as a hostage. You'll then say to the police that you only manage to rescue your best friend 'Sofony',with no choice but let that imposter escape. Then you'll point them to a random direction.>
<System: Hehe, your plan should have been good. Sadly, someone got in your way. Shame on you because that someone is not even your enemy host!>
<System: I wonder how fun things would be if only that Clarissa didn't leave first. Welp, can't do anything about it anymore. She probably left early out of thinking that everything has already proceeded according to her plan. In short, there's nothing more interesting to watch. Hehehehehe, that's just how much she looks down on you!>
Sofony's face, which still resembled Wendy, hardened. She had to inhale and exhale so many times in order to return the calm on her expression. However, deep down she was feeling helpless, and angry. The hatred devouring her heart was probably more than double of what she felt against Vienna and Mr. Dimatrionez.
<System: Oh, by the way, somebody already disabled all the cameras and recorders. Even the students' phones are not spared.>
She felt like it was the system's way of reminding her just who drove her to this state. Hate clouded her reasoning a bit which made her miss out on why that person would do that, if it were really her. She just hatefully mouthed the name of that host, thinking it could only be her doing. Her voice was full of uncontainable anger and every syllable was stressed.
There were some police officers who looked her way due to her loud and trembling voice. They also became shocked because of her contorted face, but fortunately, they didn't ask or pester her more and only quietly recorded the name shouted.
Wendy's brother was not around. But almost everyone was 'her' acquaintance. Because of this they only assumed that the 'her' who was seemingly trembling in anger at the corridor was coming up of names of possible suspects. If she was really angry, then it could only be due to that 'someone' who impersonated her.
As for Sofony, it took her a great deal of effort to pacify her raging heart. She then took a deep breath and reflected about the situation again. Knowing that there were still witnesses everywhere, she calmed her mind and tried to come up with a countermeasure. A few seconds later, she decided to ask for the system's help. And it was more than happy to help her because it means getting points from her. It was so happy that it forgot to tell her that Clarissa was not the one who disabled the cameras and recorders in the area.
<System: Congratulations on finally having your first S class skill hahaha. You spent 19,200 points though. But I'm so proud of you even though you're now broke. Hahahahaha!>
'...' Instead of answering, she chose to continue calming her nerves and trembling hands.
Then with a heavy heart, she activated the skill and made it envelop the whole school. What she used was, of course, her hypnosis skill which she upgraded to S-.
Though it was only S-, its scope was still large enough and could affect 100 people at once. The downside was, the effects would not be as strong as when using the A level counterpart to a single person.
Also, she still has to say a verbal command. It was because of this that she announced through the speakers for everyone inside the campus to congregate at the gym. The excuse was to make way for the police's search and ensure everyone's safety against the on-the-loose criminal.
After this, she hurriedly got out of the academy. Along the way, she had telephoned one of Gio's people to secure Wendy's whereabouts, glad to hear that in about a minute or so, George's men would intercept their taxi and bring them to a designated location. When she got into a cab, her destination was the same.
'I have to meet them fast, or else, I don't know what kind of Wendy I'll see later.'
While biting her lower lip and lightly punching the back of the driver's seat's headboard, she was also anxiously praying for Wendy's mental and emotional state. She did not pay attention to the weird stares from the taxi driver. Instead, she was more inclined to worry about her friend and curse at the unwelcomed meddler.
<System: Hehehe, that's correct! Push the blame to someone else!!!! Do it more! Don't be guilty later once I tell you that it's because he pissed off Clarissa that you didn't have to confront her earlier!>
After being silent for a while, she hatefully reasoned. '...But because of him, Wendy will needlessly suffer from her memories....'
Sofony thought if her plan just proceeded from beginning till the end, the painful and traumatic memories should be erased by now. However, Chris took away Wendy, and that what made Sofony very incensed. Actually, there was one more reason for her anger. She was worried that Wendy would become crazy... which would not guarantee that her hypnosis would work on her.
'...I appreciate his good thoughts. But I just can't help the hate.'
Her worries stemmed from a precedent which happened more than a month ago. It was on that eve when Felicity 'died'. That girl and her father were caught in bed by Felicity's mother which pushed the latter to wave a knife at them. Felicity was indeed stabbed deeply near the heart and if not for Sofony arriving on time to save her, she would have really died.
After that, Sofony hypnotized the two and made them think that Felicity was really dead, her body then cremated. However, this only work on Mr. Dimatrionez. The system informed her that she failed to hypnotize the older lady because she was already mentally unstable.
She dared not imagine Wendy becoming like that. But if she already was...
Sofony greatly hated how there was nothing she could do right now. The agreed place was still ten minutes away.
'Better make use of my time wisely,' she told herself after calming down a bit.
Then with an unusual decisiveness and a strong glint from her eyes, she held her phone and swiftly dialed his number.
Sofony had called Gio and asked for help.
And while talking with him, all she could think of was how to return the favor to that hateful woman who almost ruined her best friend.
'...You forced my hand, Miss Guzman. I don't know if this will affect you. But if I won't do this, I won't be ever to forgive myself for what happened to Wendy.'
She then thought while tightly grabbing her phone. 'You want to make a criminal out of my best friend? Sorry, yours are already criminals, so I'll just help you give them a jail experience!!!'