Zayn took a deep breath once again to force himself calm while his mind was working at full speed.
The more dire the situation was, the calmer he had to be.
He could tell he would not be able to escape from Sicut In Caelo with his mother and Lysithea when they were surrounded by so many warriors.
There was also The Saint who had already transcended beyond humanity and had unfathomable powers.
Hence, he had to outsmart them all.
He just needed to figure out how.
In the meantime, his mother Hayley and Lysithea were led by the crowd to a spacious location.
Numerous people had formed rings around the area. There were a total of two to three thousand of them, all members of Sicut In Caelo. Moreover, a large portion of them were acquired fighters, and there were quite a few highly skilled master fighters as well.
Combined, they would be a formidable fighting force.
After seeing that, Zayn felt even more heavyhearted.
There were so many people that they could kill him just by crushing him under their weight.
It seemed that the chances of him rescuing his mother and Lysithea from that place were extremely slim.
At that moment, many thoughts ran through Zayn’s mind. He never feared death, but he feared his death would sadden many people.
He heaved a sigh. At that point, he had no other options and could only brace himself to keep on going.
He would accept if he was destined to live a short life.
Soon, Hayley and Lysithea were taken to the center of the location. There was a gigantic raised platform placed before them, and it looked like an execution site.
Hayley and Lysithea were pinned down in a kneeling position. Zayn clenched his fists tightly when he saw them at the center of the crowd.
“Huh, is that you? Where did you go earlier? We were looking for you.”
Those were the two fools that Zayn had questioned earlier. They immediately walked over to greet Zayn when they spotted him, even touching his arm affectionately.
However, Zayn’s expression was very somber and he did not speak.
“What’s wrong? Are you still thinking about our earlier conversation? Listen to me as someone more senior than you, when you’re at a low rank, you must be insightful.”
“Don’t say what you shouldn’t say and don’t think what you shouldn’t think, okay? Just wait and watch. Highlord Ezra is about to arrive soon.”
“You’re quite something, young man. Let’s go for a drink together when Highlord Ezra is done executing these two.”
The people around them were unfamiliar with Zayn. They had never met him before, so their eyes lingered on him.
Someone even asked him which department he was from, but Zayn did not acknowledge anyone. They took his reaction as a sign of shyness and assumed he was a new member.
Meanwhile, Ezra had shown up. He suddenly appeared on the execution platform as though he had come down from the sky. His clothes were blowing in the wind, making him look like an unearthly god.
Two more highlords were with him.
“Hayley King, you refused to exercise self-control to protect yourself from immorality as the Saintess. You contaminated yourself with the common world without permission and fooled around with a commoner, then you gave birth to a b*stard. You have no conscience and have disgraced the organization…”
An old man was assigned to read out Hayley’s offenses at great length from the scroll in his hand.
He read for a full ten minutes while he listed out a large number of her crimes. Hearing him, Hayley sounded like a promiscuous, conscienceless, shameless woman.