The Golden energy was being broken down and absorbed in a blink of an eye. In just a few moments, it was gone. The loss happened so quickly that Dan did not have the time to react at all. In just half a second, the golden energy was completely swallowed up by the gray energy.
Only the gray energy was left in the air. Everyone had seen the whole thing unfold before their eyes, but other than Jack and Rudy, no one could accept it. Even the warriors from Hestia Continent were too shocked to say anything. After all, it was too crazy.
It was completely different from what they had expected. Dan had actually lost! He had lost so quickly. Even Gale had lasted longer against Jack. Yet, when Jack was going against Nevada, it had clearly lasted for a long time.
Everyone was sure that Jack’s strength was about Nevada’s level at that moment. Dan was stronger than Nevada, that was something everyone knew. That was why they were sure that Dan was stronger than Jack. However, that idea did not last that long before it was completely overturned by Jack’s show of strength!
They could not accept it. Dan was completely stunned. His eyes widened as he stared at the gray energy in the air. His whole body was frozen.
The caretaker finally broke the silence, “The bet-taker, Jack, has won. Bet setter, Dan, please prepare your payment.”
Those words woke Dan up from his stunned state. He finally moved his eyes before he violently shuddered. Even his breathing started to get erratic.
He suddenly raised his head as he glared at Jack, “Impossible! This is an illusion! There’s no way it’s real! You’re clearly just Nevada’s equal, so how did you beat me?! I lost so quickly! That’s completely impossible, it’s not real! You must have cheated, right?!”
Jack looked at him speechlessly. He could feel how mad Dan was.
Dan had been certain that Jack would lose, and had seen Jack’s true skills. Yet, the final results were completely different than expected. He could not accept it and did not want to either.
Jack laughed and said calmly, “You said I was putting on an act. I didn’t want to correct you because you were right. In truth, you were worried I wouldn’t bet against you, and I was worried about the same thing. That’s why I pulled a little trick to make you feel like I wasn’t skilled enough to beat you.”
The moment he said that there was a ton of clamor. Dan’s face became incredibly pale as he froze. Even his eyes stopped moving around.
“What did you say?! Did you trick me earlier? The only reason you matched up evenly against Nevada was that you didn’t want me to know your true skills, so you put on an act! No wonder you looked so calm. You never thought you’d lose! What a complete joke!”
As he said that, Dan’s eyes started to water. He was already on the brink of crying. After all, he had been smacked in the face by reality. He had looked down on Jack and thought Jack was beneath him, but all of his words that targeted Jack should actually have been aimed at himself.
It was just too much of a joke. He could not accept it at that moment. After a moment of silence in the eastern area, they broke out into discussions again after the conversation between Jack and Dan.
The warriors from Hestia Continent said excitedly, “See! I told you Jack won’t lose, but all of you tried to say otherwise. You even said that there’s something wrong with Jack’s head. Who’s the stupid one now?”
“You were all the ignorant ones, feeling like being from Hestia Continent means he’s worse than all of you. The one you looked down on just beat Dan whom you were all so proud of! Don’t you feel embarrassed?”