Regardless of which situation it was, Thomas was finally safe.
Just when Ryosuke thought that Sky Dog had left, an accident occurred. They suddenly heard some coughing sounds from the corner.
Everyone looked in the coughing’s direction. They saw a masked man with a flute kneeling on the ground and coughing up blood!
It was Sky Dog.
It turned out that the disappearance of the shadow did not occur because Sky Dog wanted to give up. In reality, he was injured and unable to continue using the power of his Flute-Killing Art. However, everyone could not understand how Sky Dog ended up being injured.
Besides, Sky Dog’s injury looked severe. He could not even stand. He just lay on the ground as his flute rolled to the side.
He coughed up some black blood and angrily said, “You poisoned me?”
Only then did Ryosuke realize it. “The medicine from earlier was poison? But… We smelled it too. Why weren’t we poisoned?” he asked.
Indeed, Thomas, Ryosuke, Pisces, and Libra had also been surrounded by the medicinal mist. They had inhaled it like Sky Dog, but they were fine.
Was it due to their physical condition, or had they consumed the antidote from the beginning?
Nobody knew except Thomas.
Thomas looked at the angry Sky Dog and nonchalantly said, “Poison is involved, but I’m not the one who poisoned you. Instead, your body already had the poison since the beginning, and I just used some medicine to activate it.”
‘Huh? What did that mean?’
Sky Dog and the others did not understand.
What did Thomas mean by his body having the poison since the beginning?
Thomas explained, “While we were engaged in battle, I realized that a kind of poison was hiding inside your body. This poison is called Three-Day Poison, which means you’ll die three days after consumption. People usually can’t tell whether they’ve been poisoned or not, but I used to study and analyze a large variety of poisons, so I understand the characteristics, as well as the scent, of the Three-Day Poison.”
“So, I came up with a plan and used some medicine to bring the Three-Day Poison out. The poison was supposed to take effect on the third day, but now that I’ve activated it in advance, you’ve fallen sick… So, I didn’t poison you, but someone else did earlier on. I just used it as a basis for my attack.”
“Additionally, the Three-Day Poison is an ‘East Ocean specialty’. I think you should know who poisoned you.”
After Sky Dog heard what Thomas said, he felt surprised and angry.
Of course he knew who had poisoned him.
Who else would it be other than Kazuo?
Even so, it was unexpected. That last cup of Heartless tea did not just break their relationship, but it would even kill Sky Dog!
Sky Dog had made a deal with Kazuo. He would help Kazuo complete three missions, and they would turn against each other once the missions were completed. Sky Dog had arrived to kill Thomas because he wanted to complete his third mission.
If he failed the mission and Thomas killed him, there would be nothing to talk about. However, if Sky Dog won and killed Thomas, Sky Dog would replace Thomas to stand against Kazuo.
Kazuo would definitely kill his enemy. That was why Kazuo poisoned Sky Dog!
As such, it would not matter whether Sky Dog completed his mission or not; he would not survive.
If he completed his mission, he would die with Thomas, and that was the best outcome for Kazuo. If he failed his mission, Sky Dog would not live, and Kazuo would not suffer any loss either.
The Three-Day Poison was extremely poisonous!
Be that as it may, Kazuo did not expect Thomas to have outstanding medical skills aside from strong martial arts skills. Thomas could sense the Three-Day Poison inside Sky Dog’s body with a glance and draw it out. One could say that Kazuo had helped Thomas to defeat Sky Dog!
If it had not been for the Three-Day Poison, Thomas would have found it hard to take Sky Dog down in such a short time. It was a truly unexpected helper!