Chapter 1196: Life-and-death battle?
The martial arts arena was abuzz with astonishment when Dustin boldly declared his intention to engage in a life-and-death battle with Ronald.
“What? A fight to the death? Is he out of his mind?”
“Did I hear correctly? He’s challenging Alliance Leader Ronald to a life-and-death duel?”
“He’s seriously overestimating himself! This is audacious beyond measure!”
“I would have admired his courage in a regular challenge, but a fight to the death? That’s pure recklessness!”
Dustin’s audacious proclamation left all the warriors in disbelief. Challenging the leader of the Martial Arts Alliance was already a daring feat, but now, demanding a fight to the death was seen as nothing short of foolhardy.
“Sir Dustin seems too impulsive. Why go to such extreme lengths?” Aria voiced her concerns.
It was common knowledge that in a life-and-death battle, there could be only one outcome – one of the participants would not leave the arena alive. There was no room for surrender.
Such duels were typically reserved for cases involving deep-seated, long-standing animosity between the involved parties.
“Why would he risk everything for fame and fortune?” Serena echoed her apprehensions.
Challenging the leader of the Martial Arts Alliance was already a noble undertaking, even in the face of potential defeat. There would be no shame in it, and no one would fault him for trying.
However, the situation had taken a drastic, life-threatening turn. Defeat meant losing his life.
“This guy is clearly inviting trouble!” Liam couldn’t help but wear a sly grin, tinged with schadenfreude.
“What a foolish move!” Cameron shook his head in disdain.
“These youngsters nowadays fail to grasp their own limitations. By insisting on a life-and-death duel with the martial arts leader, they’re essentially walking into the lion’s den,” Derek sneered.
Liam couldn’t resist a sly grin. “This guy is really asking for trouble.”
Cameron shook his head, exasperated. “Such a senseless move.”
Derek chimed in, his tone dripping with sarcasm. “Today’s youth, they just don’t get it. Marching into a life-and-death showdown with the martial arts leader is like walking straight into a lion’s den.”