Observing from the side, Lysithea’s face was covered in tears as well. She felt that it had been a wise choice for her to send for Zayn.
The entire scene fell silent at once. No one made the slightest noise as they watched the mother and son who had just been reunited after a long absence at the execution site.
Ezra assumed a cold expression, his gaze as piercing as ice. He did not make a move immediately. Instead, he looked down at Zayn from above with his lips curled into a ruthless, cold grin.
Zayn had actually shown up well beyond his expectations indeed. However, it was a pleasant surprise to him because it would save him so much time and effort now that he could just take Zayn’s life right here and now.
Ezra was not concerned at all that Zayn would still be able to escape after entering the place. In fact, he was in a great mood now so he was not in a rush anymore.
“You actually turned up, Zayn! That’s good, very well!” Ezra burst out laughing aloud.
“You choose to crash into an inescapable trap against all odds. You shall reap the fruits of your actions then, hahaha!”
He was extremely conceited now, assuming that Zayn was already cornered, trapped and waiting for his slaughter.
Upon hearing Ezra’s remark, Hayley reacted to the situation instantly.
She immediately said in an anxious tone, “This is horrible, Zayn! Ezra is a man who disputes over every trifle and he will never let you go easily for sure…Dammit! Zayn, you shouldn’t have come.”
Zayn did not panic in the slightest bit. Instead, he dried the tears on his mother’s face gently and said, “Don’t worry, mom. Now that I’m here, I will certainly get you out of here.”
Ezra burst out laughing aloud once again as if he had just heard the funniest wisecrack ever. “What a joke! Do you think that a person like you is capable of getting Hayley out of here?”
“I can see that you’re delusional! Zayn, I’m going to make sure that you won’t be able to escape today and no one can save you!”
Zayn still disregarded Ezra as he looked toward Lysithea and held her hands. Lysithea’s body trembled and a faint blush emerged on her initially ghastly pale face.
“Thank you so much, Lysithea. I’m going to get you and mom out of here together in a while.”
Seeing Zayn’s serious expression, Lysithea actually believed him for some unknown reason. She nodded subconsciously. “Alright…”
“Is this the b*stard born of the previous Saintess and the commoner outside? He must be really bold to dare to break into the headquarters!”
“I don’t know. It’s possible that he’s eager to save his mother! Everything else aside, his affection for his family and his boldness are quite admirable.”
“In my perception, he’s a fool. His act of showing up here is no different than seeking doom in our place!”
“That’s not for certain. He’s the man who defeated the Southern Highlord Raiden. Perhaps he is really capable of doing what he aimed to do.”
“However, truthfully, the son of the previous Saintess is really young and has a rare spirit. I can see that he’s not even 30 years old, yet he has such impressive skills. Not even the Southern Highlord Raiden is his match!”
“What a waste that he’s still too reckless. It would be a completely different scenario if he were to wait for a few more years until he has made a breakthrough in his training to Invincibilis. In the meantime, he’s going to die…”
The people in the crowd whispered to one another. The vast majority of them doubted Zayn’s abilities and assumed that he was bound to die this time. Zayn would soon pay the price for his recklessness.
However, it did not stop them from admiring Zayn’s boldness at all. Zayn had the courage of going on undeterred by the dangers ahead just to rescue his mother.
Ezra began moving in the meantime. He strutted down from the execution platform, every step he took exuding with a mighty presence.
Hayley could not endure it at all such that her face turned ghastly pale. She shielded Zayn with her body, doing the final deed she could to protect her son as a mother.
“Ezra Sword! Come at me if you have any resentment. My son is innocent!”