An Understated Dominance
by Marina Vittori
“Uh…” Isfrid was bewildered at the sight of the head beside her feet.
Who would have imagined that the mighty and incomparable Darkwrath would be killed so easily? He was ranked eighth of The Hundred Immortals! He had decapitated the entirety of team five on his own. It was preposterous for him to be killed with one strike of the sword.
“What?” Looking at the headless body. Fletcher was taken aback as well. He knew Dustin was strong but didn’t realize he was that strong. With just a strike of his sword, he killed Darkwrath, ranked eighth of The Hundred Immortals. It seemed like only Judge, who was ranked third, would be able to suppress his formidable strength.
“You … you killed my brother?” Lightwrath finally stood. His pale face appeared ghastly.
He allowed his brother to play his game of cat and mouse without intervening since victory was within reach. He didn’t expect a highly skilled martial artist to be hidden among them. On top of that, that highly skilled martial artist unexpectedly brought about his brother’s demise.
“I gave both of you the opportunity to attack together. He’s the one who didn’t appreciate it,” Dustin responded flatly.
“You’re seeking death!” Lightwrath flew into a rage. He took out two pistols and charged forward violently.
“All of you, go!” Fletcher commanded.
Finally, the remaining few highly skilled, ranked martial artists joined the fray and flanked Lightwrath to protect him as they surged forward, attempting to encircle Dustin.
From their perspective, even if Dustin’s skills were formidable, he wouldn’t be able to hold back their collective assaults. After all, he only had four limbs.
“It’s over. It’s really over this time!” Istrid grew increasingly worried as she watched the martial artists, all ranked on The Hundred Immortals, join forces in the attack.
Although she was surprised by Dustin’s performance, she knew that victory and defeat in a battle between skilled martial artists hung by a thread. Dustin could turn out victorious if it were a one–on–one battle, but when going against numerous opponents, only certain death would face him.
“Hmph!” Faced with the approaching Lightwrath and his group, Dustin remained still and swung his sword once more. With a sharp whistle, the sword glimmered across the air.
Lightwrath and the others appeared to have been cursed in place, their movements coming to a halt. Their legs gave way, and they collapsed to their knees. Finally, heads rolled off onto the ground in succession. splattering blood all over the floor.
Immediately, a dead silence engulfed the area. Isirid and the rest of the shadow guards looked on in shock and disbelief.
If Darkwrath’s death was described as the result of an ambush or a surprise attack, then, right now, it would be described as the result of sheer strength. One single strike had slain a number of skilled martial artists ranked on The Hundred Immortals. It was truly terrifying!
When Istrid thought of how she had looked down on him, she was filled with shame. It turned out that she was the true bum.
“Release her, or die!” Dustin ignored the lifeless bodies on the ground, staring straight at Fletcher. It was as if he was looking at a dead man.
How could you. Fletcher broke out in a cold sweat, looking terrified. Dustin’s prowess made him see the man in a new light.
“Release her!” Dustin repeated. He spoke straight to the point, yet it was exceptionally domineering.
“You just you wait!” Fletcher panicked. Without another word, he rushed into the villa.
Hummer Villa was vast, with an entire hill enveloped within its grounds. While the outer square was filled with chaos, inside, it was bustling with music and wine. A group of esteemed guests was gathered in the luxurious villa, attending the Hummers‘ party that was currently underway. Their focus was all on Joshua and Jade.
An Understated Dominance by Marina Vittori
Author: Marina Vittori
Artist: Dahlia Nicholson and Dustin Rhys
Released: July, 9, 2023
Native Language: English