“What the hell? Is this brat crazy? How dare he challenge the Venerable Crane?”
“Where did this hothead come from? He has no respect for the Venerable Crane. Is he tired of living?”
“He’s so reckless for his age. Seems like he hasn’t faced society’s wrath!”
The crowd discussed and pointed at Dustin. It was as if they were looking at an idiot.
Theodore was Skycrane’s founder. He was a revered grandmaster respected by thousands and considered a legendary figure in Balerno martial arts.
Nobody would ever dare act disrespectfully against him. And yet, this little brat was challenging him publicly.
He might as well turn it into a suicide mission!
“You little prick, do you know what you just said?” Theodore’s expression darkened.
In a sinister tone, he said, “If you don’t want to die, kneel immediately. Grovel at my feet and call me grandpa, and I will let you live!”
“Hey, brat! What are you still standing there for? Hurry up and kneel!”
“Not anyone can address the Venerable Crane as grandpa. You’re in luck!”
“You should feel honored to become Sir Crane’s grandson. Don’t be ungrateful!”
The crowd chattered incessantly. Their tones carried threats and warnings but mostly mockery and jests.
“Dustin, the Venerable Skycrane is a force to be reckoned with. Hurry up and apologize. That’s the only way to live!” Emily exclaimed.
Even her master, who had broken through another realm, was no match for Theodore. It would be
even worse for Dustin.
“Dustin, you don’t have to worry about us! Just leave! Don’t get yourself into trouble!” Vanessa
She was grateful for Dustin’s help. But in the current situation, he could not turn the tide.
He might get pulled into the mess if he insisted on being stubborn.
“Sir Crane, let me give you a piece of advice. It’s better to be forgiving. Otherwise, things might turn ugly,” Dustin said calmly.
“You little prick! You won’t learn your lesson until you see death in the eyes!”
Theodore looked at him murderously. “Since you want to put your nose into someone else’s business. I’ll kill you first before killing all your friends!”
Walter panicked and said, “Sir Crane, this brat provoked you. If you have to kill someone, kill him! It has nothing to do with us!”
“Hmph! Hand over the Celestial Pearl, and I will spare your life!” Theodore spat out.
Walter quickly thought of something and exclaimed, “Sir Crane, I know who has the Celestial Pearl. As long as you promise to let us go, I’ll tell you immediately!”
“Oh? Where is it?” Theodore narrowed his eyes, showing interest.
“It’s with this brat!”
Walter pointed at Dustin and exclaimed. “Earlier, we had entered the tomb together. But we soon had a disagreement and parted ways. If the Celestial Pearl exists, it must be with him!”
At those words, everyone turned their attention to Dustin. Their eyes were filled with greed and
The Celestial Pearl was a sacred relic of the martial world. It was a treasure capable of granting a
rebirth. Who wouldn’t want such a treasure?
“Sir Chasey, we’re not enemies. Why would you harm me?” Dustin frowned.
Walter and his daughter survived because he had rescued them. He couldn’t believe Walter had
betrayed him just like that.
“Stop pretending, brat!”
Walter glared at Dustin. “You were inside for so long and the last to come out. You must be hiding.
a lot of treasure.
“I’d advise you to hand them all over to Sir Crane. That way, you might just be able to live!”
“You little prick, so the Celestial Pearl is with you. No wonder I sensed a powerful force coming from you.”
Theodore rubbed his chin. His eyes gleamed as he said, “Hand it over now, and I will forgive you for your insolence earlier!”
“Sir Crane, you believe him? I’ve never even heard of the Celestial Pearl,” Dustin said indifferently.
“You’ve never heard of it? Then I guess you wouldn’t mind us checking.” Walter sneered.
“I told you. I don’t have the Celestial Pearl. Suit yourself if you don’t believe me.” Dustin couldn’t bother explaining further.
However, his cryptic attitude made him more suspicious.