An Understated Dominance
by Marina Vittori
“Who would have guessed that the Charging Tiger gang would get here so fast? The young man’s in deep trouble now!”
“Well, he deserves it. I mean, why did he have to go and offend the son of their leader?”
“Exactly. We, common folks, have our way of life. If he didn’t have the power, then he should have laid low. See, now even his life is in danger.” The crowd looked at Dustin as if he were already a dead man
The Charging Tiger gang had always been known for their arrogance and vengefulness. Anyone who offended them met a tragic fate-they’d either go bankrupt, or their family would suffer great tragedy. There has never been an instance like today, where the son of their leader had been beaten up, and so brutally, at that. Even when an ordinary gang member experienced injustice, the gang would go all out to demand a payback. So, now that it happened to their leader’s son, it was inevitable that Dustin and the Robinsons’ would bear the full wrath of the Charging Tiger gang. “Oh no, darn it! Now we’re all done for!” Edmund felt weak in the knees when he saw the fierce appearance of the members of the Charging Tiger gang, and his face paled.
“There are so many of them?” Abigail frowned, worry written all over her face. She could not help the trepidation that crept up on her. She knew Dustin was a skilled fighter, but the Charging Tiger gang had the numbers. She counted at least 100 henchmen, each armed with a machete. No matter how skilled Dustin was, he was severely outnumbered.
Right then, Chad, with his terribly swollen and bruised face, seemed to be aware that something was going on, so he tried his best to open his eyes Managing only to open his eyes into the narrowest of slits, he saw the situation around him and laughed maniacally. “Hahaha! My men from the Charging Tiger gang are here! You, all of you, will die here today!”
“Run, Sir! I’ll hold them back!” Abigail saw the Charging Tiger gang close in on them, and she rushed to stand in front of Dustin, raising the broken bat above her head with a determined look. She had been the one who called Dustin, so now that there was trouble, she had to be the one to bear full responsibility. 1
“Take care of yourself, kid! These shrimps can’t hurt me,” Dustin said calmly, showing no sign of fear.
“But, Sir, there are so many of them! How can you fend them off alone? I don’t want you to get into. trouble! Quick, go now!” Abigail urged Dustin anxiously.
As they spoke, the gang members had already surrounded them. Even if they wished to leave now, -they no longer had a way out.
“Hah! Weren’t you boasting earlier? Scared now? It’s too late!” With a grotesque expression, Chad hissed, “I’m telling you, this is just the beginning! I will make sure that you pay ten times, no, a hundred times worse for what you did to me! I’ll make your life a living hell!”
“You’re too noisy.” Dustin scoffed before giving Chad a kick that sent him flying several feet away.
“Chad!” The Charging Tiger gang members were astonished and quickly rushed over to help him up. The moment Chad got back on his feet, he spat out a mouthful of blood and nearly fell to the ground once again. The burning desire for revenge kept him going, despite the excruciating pain he was experiencing. His deathly glare was fixed on Dustin, as if he wanted to swallow him whole.
“Who dares hit my son?” A loud, authoritative sound boomed.
The horde of Charging Tiger members who had formed a barrier around Dustin and the Robinsons parted. Soon after, a burly and menacing figure clad in a fur coat strode in with an air of arrogance and confidence. This was none other than the leader of the Charging Tiger gang, Felix Miller!
“No way! The leader of the Charging Tiger gang himself showed up? Things are about to get real ugly!”
“Felix Miller is infamous for his ruthlessness! Anybody who crosses him would much rather face death than endure his torment.”
“If I were the young man, I’d end myself right now to avoid Felix Miller’s cruel torture!”
A commotion broke out among the crowd once more due to Felix Miller’s presence.
For the leader of the gang himself to show up with such a huge entourage, it was obvious that the Charging Tiger gang intended to assert their dominance.
“You’re finally here, Dad! If you were any later, this bastard would’ve finished me off!”
An Understated Dominance by Marina Vittori
Author: Marina Vittori
Artist: Dahlia Nicholson and Dustin Rhys
Released: July, 9, 2023
Native Language: English