Watching Daemon in a boxing stance, Fred changed his position to be more firm than before. He at least knew boxing didn't have many techniques to fight against a knife holder. However, what Fred didn't know was that knives don't matter much to a skilled fighter. Weapons don't decide the winner or loser; it depends on the holder of that weapon.Daemon understood that if Fred was a master of knife techniques, then Daemon would be in danger. Yet he knew that Fred wasn't capable enough to threaten Daemon through his knife, but he could damage Daemon through other means such as his schemes and mechanization. For this reason, Daemon tried his best to not let Fred dash away from here.Their fight was already a farce for both of them. The impasse between them was due to their non-usage of skills. Only Daemon had a skill that could undoubtedly grant him stronger strength and body to fight any battles, whereas Fred had a skill that could help him in future schemes but not in fights.The deadlock
While provoking Nina with vicious remarks about her dead companions and the betrayal of Fred, Ben finally noticed her behavior turning wild like a beast with each passing clash between them. Gradually, after observing her patterns, he smirked excitedly when he found an opening between those attacks.Ben took his time to confirm his observation while Tejasv had already noted such changes a few moments ago. When Ben found those regular patterns, he knew his opportunity had arrived at his door to destroy Nina with a single conclusive strike at the right place. He grinned, and now it was the time for him to attack with everything he got.Nina, on the other hand, repeatedly struck Ben with her knives as swiftly and abruptly as she could. She kept growling and roaring while attacking Ben. Her anger rose to the peak of her potential and she lost control over her mental state at that moment.Ben noticed the timing and fended Nina's strikes aside. He raised his maul high and struck vertically w
Tejasv and Ben were taken aback by that sudden change in Nina's behavior. She chortled as she struck Ben with her knives. Until now, her eyes were filled with a wild rage that seeped with each of her attacks; however, that rage has now subsided and turned into hysteria.Her expression changed to absurdity and madness. She slithered her tongue around her face and roared in hysterical laughter. It was hard to distinguish who was more sunken in bloodthirst, Nina or Ben. In the battle up to now, it was Ben who advertised his crazy attitude. However, that behavior transformed into a lingering fear after watching Nina with her turned-out personality.Ben stammered as he threw Nina back while mustering some strength in his muscles, "How did you escape my attack and suddenly stealthy attack from behind? Was that your skill, or did you have some comrade hidden around to help?"His voice stutters while speaking to Nina. The threat that he felt just now with the last clash was still jumbled in hi
Nina simply revealed her skill details to everyone in the area, with her opponents being the only ones who noticed every single word. Those were none other than Tejasv and Ben.Both of them smirked as they heard Nina elaborating her best hand out in the open. She had no idea how her blunder would affect this fight and also her. She didn't even notice how Ben raised her self-esteem to a level much greater than her emotions could handle. Due to such fleeting emotions wrapped around in overconfidence, she forced herself to blurt a lot.Fred had always ordered her around and never elaborated on his orders. These actions of Fred never allowed Nina to learn schemes and mind games, nor did Fred ever want his subordinates to be wiser than him. He wanted them strong and dull enough to order and then discarded them.Nina fell for Ben's trick even after strengthening her personality because her mind was never sharp enough to face the games of schemers and cunning. Nina thought she had almost won
Both Tejasv and Nina had no idea why Ben grinned and chuckled when he was in a terrible predicament. Even though his statement was bizarre enough not to ignore in the middle of this fight, either he lost his head completely or he had something up his sleeve to counter Nina. But what was it he had? Nobody knew his hidden agenda or strategy for the fight.Suddenly, Tejasv's eyes widened with some enlightenment for this reason. He had an inkling as to why or what Ben hid behind his creepy giggle. He pondered each and every corner to predict the next action of Ben. Through this contemplation and assumptions, Tejasv arrived at his conclusion, which was somewhat right on the mark, he assumed.Nina scowled her brow as she heard Ben giggling and mocking her. He taunted her even when Nina just advertised her skill. This change in attitude towards Nina enraged her as she frowned and grunted. She thought her win was almost certain. However, now Ben was behaving differently than when he didn't kno
Tejasv pondered, "Even if I acknowledge that he has a superior skill to counter Nina, I still need to figure out the details or usage of his skill. From the action I saw just now, his skill can either target the foe on its own or it can at least heighten the instinct. But the impact was great. At least it didn't have the power Daemon displayed with his punch. Maybe the skill won't empower the dark fist but only help in finding the target. Ben must've had to throw the punch with his internal strength rather than the skill-enhancing him."While Tejasv contemplated the possibilities of Ben's skill, Nina stood again while holding her stomach writhing with intense pain. For a girl, the impact was more sturdy and clashed with her to disrupt her innards into a chaotic, bloody mess. She scrunched her eyes and moaned in pain while composing herself to endure the suffering.She swallowed and yelled in a loud voice, "What was that? How the hell did you escape from my attack and even hit me back?
Whatever Ben assumed about Nina retreating due to fear or being overly cautious did not happen. She stood before Ben with her eyes raging with red wildfire and grumbling while grinding her teeth. Ben’s taunt filled with provocations and warnings had no effect on her frightened senses or, more likely, she feigned ignorance by her own disposition.She scowled while listening to Ben's blabber and grumbled. She kept glaring at Ben and fell into her reverie. Maybe she was contemplating what next step to take in order to face Ben again. However, her mulled expressions took Ben off guard since he imagined her retreating or escaping the scene with her tail between her legs.Nina stated boldly, "If you think I’m going to back out after learning your skill, then you’re deeply mistaken. I'll keep coming back for you. Even if I fall, I'll stand again. Even if I bleed, I'll strike again until my revenge is fulfilled. Even if I die, I’ll take one of you down with me!"Nina giggles hysterically after
Ben and Nina glared at each other, prepared to strike any time. They took a deep breath and exhaled heavily. They panted from some lingering exhaustion and concentrated on the fight. Ben focused on how to force Nina to accept her defeat while Nina pioneered a way to thrash Ben around.Both have their vendetta in this fight, however, they expect a similar outcome for them, that’s their win and others' defeat. Although both wanted to destroy the enemy and ultimately kill them. Nevertheless Ben suddenly changed his strategy to force Nina into submission or retreat rather than killing her.Ben still wanted to fulfill his previous desires however he understood this fight may turn into a predicament the longer it continues. He also knew the gravity of the skills Nina displayed against him and the situation could change if he slipped even a bit while fighting. Hence he planned to drive Nina away or let her admit defeat out of her own violation to save him trouble.Nonetheless, his strategy we