Ezra’s brows furrowed even tighter. He was under the assumption that the act of handling a trivial Zayn was easy for him, yet the reality was right before his eyes now. Zayn’s power had far surpassed his expectations.
His temper had risen to a new level now, so he growled, “Ungrateful wretch!” before he sped up abruptly and began attacking Zayn ferociously.
No matter how ingenious Zayn’s martial arts skill was, he was nothing in the face of the all-powerful Ezra.
“Since you won’t hand it over, go to hell then!” Ezra let out a loud shout while his speed increased a little.
The surrounding air was stirred up by his movements before turning into countless vortexes that pulled at Zayn. It felt as if numerous black holes were conjured to slow down Zayn’s movements instantly.
Zayn was astonished at once. “What martial arts style is this?”
Ezra did not answer Zayn as he threw a punch that landed on Zayn’s shoulder instantly. A crack was heard and Zayn’s shoulder was dislocated from the impact while his entire body was blasted backward.
Zayn was defeated.
Coincidentally, Lysithea, who came rushing over at full force, witnessed the entire scene play out. Her face turned ghastly pale, and she felt as if her heart was being stabbed by needles.
After punching Zayn successfully, Ezra did not stop walking and continued to chase after him.
His punches enshrouded Zayn.
Zayn’s left shoulder was already injured so severely that he could not lift his arm anymore, let alone be a match to Ezra. He could only resist the blows for a few seconds before he was already conquered.
Ezra lifted him with one hand and said coldly, “I’m going to give you one last chance to hand over the Aeon Karpos.”
Zayn was covered in injuries and he was in so much pain from the multiple fractures over his body. The perfect-class master fighter was so terrifying. It was the first time he was defeated so tragically since he became a master fighter.
However, he did not show the slightest fear or panic just because of that. On the contrary, he chuckled and said, “You’ll never get the Aeon Karpos because I’ve already eaten it.”
“What?” Ezra flew into rage abruptly and clutched Zayn’s throat tightly in an attempt to choke Zayn to death.
As he was confronted by Ezra’s rage, Zayn could sense death looming over him. He did not scream out in agony nor beg for mercy but he closed his eyes as if he was going all out while he awaited the end of his life.
Meanwhile, Lysithea caught up to them at her fastest speed. She could not care about anything else as she said hastily, “Mr. Ezra, please spare his life!”
Ezra looked toward Lysithea with an icy cold gaze. “Why? Are you planning on going against me?”
Lysithea bit her lip and shook her head. “That’s not what I mean, but I know Zayn so well that he can’t possibly have eaten the Aeon Karpos for sure. If he did, he wouldn‘t be in his current state anymore.”
“I believe that he must have hidden it! So, Mr. Ezra, if you wish to acquire the Aeon Karpos and hand it to the Saint, you can’t kill Zayn yet.”
Upon hearing that, Ezra’s eyes glistened with interest. It made complete sense. Immediately, he loosened his grip over Zayn and said coldly, “Tell me where the Aeon Karpos is. Tell me now and I will spare your life!”
Zayn opened his eyes once again. He did not answer Ezra’s question. Instead, he looked toward Lysithea. He noticed her gaze that was churning with a mix of concern, anger, confusion, and tenderness.
Zayn muttered softly, “It’s too late. You should run, hurry.”
Lysithea’s heart was racing. She felt an ominous presentiment, so she quickly asked, “What’s too late?”
The moment she finished her sentence, a loud explosion was suddenly heard.
The power of the explosion was so strong that it produced violent soundwaves and destruction. It startled Ezra whose face was drained of all color immediately.
Moreover, the explosion did not stop. Another blast was heard at a second location and then a third.
Moreover, the heart-stopping blasts were getting closer. The smile on Zayn’s face grew wider and wider. He said to Ezra, “I’ve buried a few tonnes of explosives here. Although you’re a perfect-class master fighter, you will still die.”
Ezra’s expression changed drastically at last. There was panic and fear on his features. He widened his eyes at Zayn and hollered, “You’ve lost your mind! You’re mad!”
Upon saying that, he did not have the courage to stay anymore. He shoved Zayn away with his palm, turned around, and left. He did not wish this to be his grave.
Lysithea also reacted to the situation. She took a deep glance at Zayn, her gaze filled with sorrow and melancholy as she turned around and left.
Zayn was the only one who remained, soon to be drowned by the shocking explosions.