Chapter 1188: Confrontation with the Martial Alliance
The captain of the law enforcement team snapped out of his daze, rushing forward with trembling steps, then knelt on the ground with a resounding thud. “Master Dustin! I’ve been blind; please don’t hold it against me! Forgive me this time!”
He kowtowed repeatedly, displaying utter humility and dignity cast aside.
“You bunch of good-for-nothings! What are you doing?!”
Suddenly, a thunderous voice boomed, seemingly from thin air.
Simultaneously, Asher Reeds led a contingent of senior martial arts leaders into the martial arts arena.
Upon seeing the captain of the law enforcement team kneeling on the ground and the black-clad Deputy sheriff bowing and nodding, Asher’s face darkened instantly.
“You disgraceful bunch! You’ve brought shame upon our Martial Alliance!” Asher bellowed, advancing to deliver a series of ruthless slaps to the two of them.
“Slap, slap, slap…”
They were beaten senseless, blood streaming from their mouths and noses. They dared not resist, enduring the humiliation.
When you offend a martial arts master, what choice do you have but to beg for mercy? Would you prefer death?
“Elder Asher, this is Master Dustin, who challenged Leader Ronald,” the black-clothed Deputy sheriff ventured, hoping for clemency.
“How dare you utter such nonsense?!” Asher raged, delivering two more slaps to the Deputy sheriff. “Challenging the leader of the Martial Alliance makes you an enemy of our Martial Alliance. Yet you kneel before the enemy like a pair of spineless cowards!”
Nolan, the black-clothed Deputy sheriff, struggled to find words, his face aflame.
Easy for you to say, but would you have the courage to challenge the martial arts master? Your bravado would crumble in a heartbeat.
“Are you Dustin?” Asher abruptly turned his attention to Dustin, his gaze filled with murderous intent, anger, and profound hatred.
“Yes, I am,” Dustin affirmed. “Who are you?”
“I am Asher, an elder of the Martial Alliance!” Asher declared, his expression darkening further. “You committed a grave crime by killing my son last night, and now you dare challenge the leader of the martial arts alliance. Your audacity knows no bounds, you lawless scoundrel!”
Tensions in the room escalated as the confrontation between Grandmaster Dustin and the elder of the Martial Alliance unfolded, casting a shadow of uncertainty over their already precarious situation.
“Asher?” Dustin raised an eyebrow. “So, Ronald Reeds is your brother, and Erik is your son?”
“That’s right!” Asher’s teeth ground together. “You have committed a monstrous deed by killing my son, and today, you brazenly show up to challenge our martial arts alliance leader. You are a villain through and through!”
“You want to kill me? Do you have the capability?” Dustin sneered.
“If I had known you were coming, I would have set up a trap beforehand. Today, there’s no escape for you!” As Asher spoke, he retreated abruptly, raising his hand to signal forward. “The three chief protectors are hereby ordered to apprehend this criminal!”
As soon as he uttered those words, three figures behind him suddenly shot up from the ground.
They soared more than ten meters into the air before landing around Dustin, effectively encircling him.
These three figures were clad in black robes and concealed behind featureless masks. Their aura was as profound as that of a demon, emanating a chilling malevolence.
The moment these three appeared, the temperature in the vicinity plummeted rapidly.
Onlookers recoiled in fright, as if jolted by an electric shock, hastily retreating to put distance between themselves and the newcomers.
Those who were a tad slower to retreat were immediately affected by the frigid cold, shivering uncontrollably.
Aria and Cameron, standing beside Dustin, were even more profoundly affected.
For a moment, they were frozen in place, unable to move, transformed into ice sculptures.
“Oh no! They’ve sent the Shadow Triad after Dustin. He’s in real trouble!” Serena blurted out, her anxiety evident as she watched the situation unfold.