At this moment, Freya could no longer stand still. She would have fallen if the sword hadn’t been driven into the ground to prop her up.
Seeing her condition, Fabien shrugged and commented, “Things are not as simple as you believe. I have obligations that I must fulfill. Ah! Forget about it, as I don’t want to waste time explaining, so please leave…”
After saying that, he pulled a bottle from his pocket and tossed it at her. “The rainbow devil’s serpent may not have bitten you, but you inhaled its poison. If you don’t take the antidote in time, it will damage your foundation. Now go back. You shouldn’t get involved in certain matters…”
After that, he entered his room without another word.
Soon, past events started popping into his mind when the matter was brought up again. Even though he was a Bane Family member and one of the family’s central figures, he became their enemy after someone sowed discord between him and the family.
Fighting the entire Bane Family alone was a bit of an exaggeration. Therefore, after many rounds of fighting, he sustained numerous internal wounds.
Soon, Fabien started believing in rumors and gossip.
Someone claimed that as long as one could get their hand on the precious treasure of the South, one’s cultivation base would soar to an all-time high.
He knew that he could destroy the entire Bane Family with that treasure. Therefore, he wavered upon hearing the rumor.
Despite suffering from internal injuries, he participated in the great battle in the South without hesitation. Unfortunately, after the war ended, he not only did not receive any benefits, but he also sustained additional injuries. In addition, the Martial League was enraged upon learning of it and decided to severely punish everyone involved.
Without that person’s intervention, Fabien would have been taken into custody or executed by the Martial League. However, he was desperate to kill that person whenever he thought about the person who had begged for him. Unfortunately, he struggled to survive then and couldn’t even consider seeking revenge.
In desperation, he could only escape Bainbridge with injuries. Later, he met Heath Solis, the unrivaled swordsman.
Heath cited Fabien’s outstanding talent as an excuse to heal his internal wounds and even accepted him as his disciple.
Sadly, they could not eradicate the underlying cause of his injuries after he sustained new injuries while his old wounds were still unheated, and treatment was frequently delayed. Due to that, he had to rely on drugs to suppress his internal injuries. Ever since Fabien joined the Unrivaled Swordsmen Sect, Heath trained him wholeheartedly.
After some time, Freya, who joined later, became his junior.
Fabien had a great time back then but was disappointed when he learned Heath planned to make him the heir to the Unrivaled Swordsmen Sect to control the Bane Family. He later confronted Heath about it, and his master admitted it willingly. He even promised that as long as Fabien could control the Banes, the Unrivaled Swordsmen Sect could nurture him into the best in the world.
Despite resenting the Banes, there was no way Fabien would allow himself to be used the second time. Whatever happened afterward was as per described by Freya.
Even though he decided to betray the Unrivaled Swordsmen Sect, it didn’t influence his affection for Freya. Otherwise, whether it was the One Inch Punch or the rainbow devil’s serpent, he could’ve easily used them to kill her if he wanted to.
On the other hand, Freya was still unreconciled while standing behind him. The reason she looked for Fabien was not just to retrieve the Executioner’s Sword but also to ask him about what he saw in Cloud Cave back then.
The Bane Family was naturally confident as they could become one of the Ten Greatest Families of Bainbridge. Their secret location, Cloud Cave, gave them confidence.
According to rumors, the cave contained shocking secrets. Anyone who entered could be cleansed of sins and become a one-of-a-kind martial arts prodigy. Despite that, they were still rumors after all.
The mysteries of Cloud Cave have been kept hidden until now.
Fabien was one of the few people who knew about the truth inside.
Freya discovered him intended to go against Jagoan based on her gathered information, so she had another plan. She planned to murder Fabien after completing the task assigned to her by her master.
Everything would be over once he was killed. Unfortunately, she didn’t seem to be his opponent at all.
Glancing at the antidote in her hand, she frowned and gritted her teeth. Then, she took it out of the bottle and swallowed it. In an instant, the feeling of weakness dissipated.
“I heard you’ve entered the Bane Family’s Cloud Cave before, so Master Heath sent me to find out what you saw,” she asked.
Hearing that question, Fabien suddenly halted in his tracks.