Matthew kept his eyes closed, but the deadly blow he waited for never came. On the contrary, he felt a slight gust of cold air whoosh by in front of him, like an ice cube had just narrowly brushed past his nose.
Following that was the sound of Jasper’s angry roaring, “Who are you?! How dare you stop me!”
Matthew opened his eyes at once, only to see a woman dressed in green standing before him.
A green veil obscured half her face, and a wooden sheath was slung over her back. She was holding a long sword that gleamed maliciously in the dim lighting, and she had her back turned to him as she fixed her gaze on Jasper.
Shock colored Matthew’s face as he finally recognized her.
This woman was none other than Freya from Centourial. His eyes were the size of saucers as a million questions filled his head. Not even in his wildest dreams did he expect Freya to be the one to come to his rescue.
‘What‘s going on? What is she doing here? More importantly, why does she save me? This isn’t like her!’
Amid the confusion, Gregory gasped and exclaimed, “Mr. Damron, she’s Freya, from Centourial! She’s Raven’s sister!”
Jasper froze. “Freya Green?! She’s Heath’s disciple?”
Gregory nodded. “The very one!”
Jasper eyed Freya like a piece of meat and pointed out, “Excellent figure, though I do wonder if her face is quite as pretty. Come on, young lady, take off that veil and let’s see how you look!”
Freya did not respond to Jasper and Instead brandished her sword with the tip menacingly pointed at him.
He frowned. “A simple ‘no’ would suffice. Don’t you know it’s rude to point your sword at others? Well, it doesn‘t matter. Let’s get back to the situation at hand…”
“I have nothing personal against you, Freya, so what’s your business here? Are you actually going to butt into the Damron Family’ affairs?”
Freya’s eyes were clear as she said coolly, “I don’t care about the Damron Family. I’m here to kill Gregory and Lord Voodoo. I’ll kill anyone who gets in my way!”
Jasper blinked, then burst into laughter. “Oh, so you have a score to settle with them! What does that have to do with me? How does stopping me become vital to your revenge?”
She glared at him. “Because you’re on their side, which automatically makes you my enemy!”
Jasper was entirely baffled by this correlation.
He scratched his head and argued, “I’m not really on their side. They just happen to be part of my endeavor, that’s all. Besides, you don’t look like you’ve come after them, you pulled your sword out at me the moment you charged in here, so what’s the deal?”
“You were standing up for them, weren’t you? You deserve to die just as much as they do! I’ll kill you first before I kill them!” Freya explained gravely.
“You didn’t even try to attack them, so how would you know I’d stand up for them?” Jasper raised an eyebrow. “You could at least try to kick their butts and see if I’d stop you. That way, you’d know for sure If I was on their side.”
Freya gritted her teeth. “I don’t need to try anything. I know you’re on their side, which means you have to die!”
Jasper growled, “So, that’s it, then? You’re just going to see me as your enemy no matter what, right? Hah! Do you really think you’re invincible just because you were trained by one of the Six Kings? My master is a Martial Emperor, and that old fart Heath can’t even begin to compete with him! You…”
Before he finished speaking, Freya darted out with her sword.
“How dare you speak ill of my master? Die!” She barked.
Jasper dared not strike back when he saw the sword blade slicing down at him. He could only stagger back a few steps. However, Freya did not show any sign of pulling back. Each stroke of her sword was fast and vicious, nearly drawing blood a few times.
Jasper, on the other hand, was incensed as he snapped, “Since you asked for it, you b*tch, you left me no choice! Take this!”
He put his palm out, and within seconds, he was engaged in a full-on battle with Freya.
Meanwhile, Matthew was still in a daze after his narrow brush with death, and his astonishment did not wane as he stared earnestly at the fighting sequence.
Freya and Jasper were neck-to-neck in terms of strength, and they moved so quickly that it was hard to tell who was getting ahead.