Everyone was so startled by the scene that they were screaming loudly as they were scared out of their wits, especially those girls. Their bodies went limp from being too horrified and they lost their footing.
Gary was flabbergasted as well. He had never expected that there really would be ghosts on Mount Septimus. It was bone-chilling.
There were two men who were exceptionally bold, and they solemnly vowed that they would vanquish ghosts if there really were any initially.
Right then, though, they turned ghastly pale from being startled. They were so terrified that they turned around and ran, screaming as they fled.
“There are ghosts for real! Wh-what should we do, Gary? I’m so scared…” A girl’s knees buckled as a result of her trepidation. Her legs finally gave way and she went limp.
Gary was flushed as well, and his lips were even trembling in fear. He shoved the girl away and began charging down the mountain.
The two remaining girls stood there, helpless and all by themselves. Soon, they saw the arm stick out from the soil, followed by a head. They instantly passed out from the sight of that face covered in blood!
Mount Septimus regained its silence with faint moonlight illuminating the ground. It was as if the moon in the sky was the only witness to the scene before it.
It did not take long before the man, whose face was covered in blood, got out from the hole with great difficulty. He coughed a few times in agony then lay sprawled on the ground weakly. He began laughing as he looked up to the full moon in the sky.
“Haha, I’m not dead, I’m alive! Haha… Cough, cough, cough…” He laughed aloud then got choked by his own laughter until he started tearing up.
He was precisely Zayn, the very Zayn who had survived a great disaster!
Three days. He had been unconscious in the hole for three days and three nights. Moreover, he had been buried in the earth.
It was fortunate that he came prepared in advance by ensuring that there was still oxygen supply even if the hole was buried so that he could successfully survive!
A few waves of people came to search for him over the past few days. Other than Ezra and Lysithea, there were members of the Insurgent Trifecta, the Insurgent Unifecta, the Insurgent Duofecta, and also all sorts of forces, but no one managed to find him.
He managed to survive despite being caught in the explosion that had buried him alive, hence he had no choice but to acknowledge that it was a miracle. It was an absolute miracle!
If Ezra were to learn about this, he would certainly admire Zayn even more, and perhaps even be terrified of him!
However, even if he did manage to survive, he was still too severely injured. Let alone the impact of the huge explosion in the end, he had been severely injured by Ezra beforehand. If Joe or Taio had been in his place, they would have already died earlier. On the other hand, it was already considered a miracle that Zayn could still survive all those ordeals.
He gasped for air loudly. He could not help smiling bitterly as he felt the injuries rippling across his body. He was too severely injured and had lost count of how many bones he had broken. It was almost impossible for him to recover to his usual self.
This was the price he had to pay for seizing the Aeon Karpos forcefully from Ezra.
He rested for half an hour before he began to stand up shakily in preparation to go down the mountain. He would need to look for somewhere to hide and recuperate until he was healed.
He walked wobbly. Every step he took was difficult, not because he was weak but because he was too severely injured. At least half of the bones in his body were cracked and broken, so every step screamed with extreme agony.
He walked from the peak to the mountainside, which was about a kilometer’s distance. He walked for three hours, and there were a few occasions when he almost lost his footing and rolled down the hill.
Even with that, he had already exhausted all his strength, so he had no choice but to stop. However, he did not have the courage to breathe heavily because his organs were too severely wounded.
Breathing heavily would only worsen his injuries.
He rested for a while until he regained some strength, then he stood up shakily once again in preparation to go down the mountain.
However, it was also at this exact moment when a Jeep drove from the bottom of the mountain. Under the car’s light, he could see that someone was driving the vehicle to go up the mountain.
The light illuminated the area five meters to Zayn’s left, and his eyes widened in disbelief!
“How is that even possible?” Zayn was dumbfounded when he saw the object in front of him.