When Dustin appeared, everyone’s glares shot toward him like arrows. The crowd’s eyes were filled with anger, resentment, shock, and scorn
Because of Paul’s death, Dustin became public enemy number one So, everyone was eagerly waiting to see Augustus tear him apart.
“I didn’t expect so many people to turn up Cornelius surveyed the crowded lakeside and saw the hostile gazes.
“They’re probably here to watch me make a fool of myself” Dustin was unfazed. He already knew that this wasn’t going to be any ordinary duel.
“Sit, why don’t we give up? A duel against a grandmaster is no joke.
“Your life is more important than your pride,” Cornelius warned in a low voice.
He knew that Dustin was powerful. However, Augustus was one of Balerno’s renowned grandmasters.
The gap between the two of them was just too big. So far, no one has ever escaped the fate of being crushed by grandmasters.
“Why would we run away when we’re already here?” Dustin replied calmly.
“Sir, grandmasters are far stronger than any human can be. They’re practically gods compared to regular martial artists. Please think this through!” Cornelius‘ expression was grim.
“Don’t worry. I know my limits.” Dustin smiled.
Augustus might be strong, but Dustin wasn’t weak, either.
“Dustin…” Just then, Nikki appeared. She looked conflicted.
“Yes, Ms. Horst?” Dustin’s smile disappeared. His expression turned cold.
The two of them had become strangers after yesterday night.
“I hope you forfeit the battle,” Nikki said seriously.
“And why should I?” Dustin responded.
“For your life, of course,” Nikki preached.
She added, “Sir Augustus is a strong grandmaster. You’re no match for him. If you fight him, you’ll die!”
“That’s none of your business. You should be caring for your mentor.” Dustin remained. emotionless.
“Stop acting like this. I’m telling you this for your own good. Why would you risk your life for nothing?” Nikki frowned.
“And how do you know I’ll lose when the battle hasn’t even begun?” Dustin retorted.
“Duh! Sir Augustus is a grandmaster, but what about you?” Nikki lectured patronizingly.
She believed that he victory was pure lock
“So hat are you trying to say? Dustin remained unaffected
Listen to me. Just give up losing the battle better than losing your life. Besides, surrendering to Sit Augustus jen’t humiliating.” Nikki adejand
“Are you done? Then step sede Duet walked atght part her
“Hang on” Nikki ruched over to block Dustin again
Hesitantly, she began. I won’t stop you if you insist on doing things your way. However, before that I hope you can return the Jade Maiden Scripture to me
After Edith passed out, the Jade Maiden Scripture disappeared from her arms. So, Nikkei immediately assumed that Dustin must have taken it back