The Dark King – Chapter 125
Honoring the promise
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An explosion sounded like a thunderbolt as various rocks splashed around.
The small building was razed to the ground, only leaving a few scattered rocks. The two buildings on its right and left side had also been exposed by its shock-wave and had collapsed half the way.
Smoke and dust were diffused into the air.
A slate was pushed open from the small building close-by. Dudian climbed out and looked at the flattened building. He was shocked as he didn’t think the destructive power of the yellow explosives would be so this astounding. Fortunately, he had ignited the explosives and left the building. Or else, this would be his grave.
He sniffed a bit and soon found the source of location from where Linda’s bloody smell was emitted. It was coming from the bottom of the pile.
He shook off the dust and decided to go and check out if she was dead or alive. However, he suddenly stopped as he thought of the previous situation where her brother almost killed him. She couldn’t be waiting inside so that when he moves away the rubble to be attacked at the last second.
He went away but returned after a while. He had brought some fabric and withered dry wood. He threw everything on the rubble and lit the torch. The dry timber and clothing began to burn up, and a steady fire was made.
In about 10 minutes the fire was extinguished.
Dudian looked at the rocks that were burned by the flames. He thought that if she were determined to forbear the pain, she would be able to stay alive. He left to the opposite side of the small building where he had put the bag with yellow explosives.
He brought two yellow explosives and put them onto the rubble. He rolled a paper and stuck it to explosives.
After he finished making everything he lit the paper and began to run away to wait for the combustion. The paper was slowly burning when he saw the explosives roll down as the clay and crust were moving.
Suddenly, the rocks were pushed away as a bloody figure jumped from inside out. She quickly grabbed the explosives and threw it towards Dudian.
Dudian immediately raised his hands and caught the explosives. Moreover, he pinched the paper to avoid the explosion. He knew that shell was not going to detonate.
However, he still threw them away. He looked at the dark and bloody figure. Linda was still alive.
Linda was in a disastrous state. Her left arm was completely fried while debris was embedded onto her body as the armor was not meant to protect her from an explosion. She was taking in big breaths while tightly staring at Dudian. There were fresh burn marks on her face. Apparently, it had happened when Dudian had burned the dry wood. Most probably some of them had fallen onto her face through the gap in rocks.
However, she had held back and didn’t say anything.
Dudian saw her devil-like appearance. His heart was cold and patient. This was beyond his imagination. But it also let him realize how strong silver level hunters are.
He rapidly pulled the string and shot his arrows.
At the moment, the distance between both of them were less than ten meters.
Linda saw Dudian throw away the stone shell. She was startled. Although she didn’t know what this thing was it was familiar to the ‘hissing’ sound she had heard before. Why was the sound eliminated in his hands?
She tried to escape the arrows that were aimed at her but her legs were too seriously injured. One of the arrows hit her abdomen forcing her body to fly back and hit the ground.
As for her sword, she had lost it in the explosion and wasn’t aware of its location.
Dudian quickly put the second arrow and pulled the string.
The second shot hit her shoulder.
Dudian was relentless as he took the third arrow and aimed at her forehead!
Linda made a last ditch and quickly rolled sideways to avoid getting hit in the face.
Dudian frowned and used his hand to take another arrow from the quiver but it was empty.
Linda turned around and noticed the scene. There was a gloomy smile on his face: “Little devil if you want to kill me then you will die with me!” She grabbed onto the arrow that was stabbed in her abdomen and pulled it out in a single breath. She staggered as she stood up and took a deep breath as she rushed towards Dudian.
Dudian didn’t escape. Linda’s speed was so fast that he wouldn’t be able to run away. No matter how fast he runs he will be caught, so he stood still and waited for her while he stared directly at her eyes. When she was about three meters away from him, his hand suddenly lifted.
A shadow left his palm.
Puff! Blood spattered off.
Linda who was running at full speed fell backward to the ground. A dagger had pierced her throat.
In such a short distance, the speed of a dagger was in no way inferior to the speed of an arrow. Linda couldn’t react in time because of her serious injuries. Unless, she was brought back to the giant wall, even if Dudian didn’t shot her she would die later on.
“Gurgle . .” blood bubbled out of Linda’s mouth. Her trachea was block so blood wasn’t able to circulate properly.
Dudian grabbed few stones and threw them at her.
Linda’s body trembled. Her body struggled as she moved her head to stare at him. Her mouth slightly opened but couldn’t utter anything.
Dudian’s brows wrinkled as he got closer to her and said: “You and your brother are quite alike. He was also unwilling to die. Oh, did I forget to tell you? In fact, it was me who had killed your brother!”
Linda’s eyes widened because of agitation. However, it affected the muscles of her throat. She coughed up a mouthful of blood. She was staring at her legs as she issued a ‘hum’ sound. Her body was too injured and was unable to stand up. Her arm stayed stiff in the air before falling.
Dudian looked carefully. It was not a lie. He picked a large stone and hit her head severely. She still didn’t respond. He was relieved to see she was dead. He bent down and pulled out the dagger from her throat. However, for her not to turn into undead, he completely cut it off.
Afterward, he was assured of her death. His tightened body loosened up and he felt cold sweat soaking down his spine. He sat on the ground as he began to take big breaths.
After a while, his body was recovered. He incinerated Linda’s body and destroyed her head.