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
Ben stood again before Nina and grasped his maul firmly. He needed to think of a way to counter Nina now that his opponents had noticed the gap between his skills and weapon. For the first time, he regretted not having proper training in some specific techniques, especially in hand-to-hand combat.If he ever had proper training in hand-to-hand combat, then he could somehow use his skill to its full potential. However, even when he considered that possibility, he still needed a weapon to defend against Nina’s stealthy strike if she began using her skill. Now that he understood his situation and that sprinting back to the past to reform himself into a better fighter wasn't possible, he concentrated on the present to face Nina with whatever he had right now.He peered at Nina and once again tightly clenched his maul while breathing heavily. For a while, he focused on planning his strategy before striking in haste and losing his life. However, his foe, namely Nina, didn't want him to brood
Nina snorted and exclaimed, "Fuck up bastard! I don't know what you have now up your sleeve, but I'm going to carve you into minced meat. Just wait for the pain to gradually reach the top of your head and take your life as if multiple swords were pierced into your body!"Just as she said her statement, she dived toward Ben to strike back again, since it was high time to end this battle that started between them. Tejasv, a bit away, observed the whole scenario in a deadlock. He couldn't intervene in this outrage, and he couldn't even help Daemon, as this would attract attention to him.Anyway, he was there, present for any opportunity or situation that may have helped him to lessen his enemies. Once or twice, he pondered taking a side and eliminating one opponent at a time. However, he wanted his enemies to be drained and wounded before he joined the fray.If he intervenes at the wrong time, he would be helping one of his enemies and would be allowing him to kill Tejasv when that enemy
To Ben's knowledge, Nina must react when she hears the mention of her dead allies. However, this time she kept standing at her position with no resemblance of anger or rage in her expression. She managed to overcome her frenzy and turned that into a weapon against her enemies.These two realized at the same time that their opponent had grown and that maybe it was time to end everything. Ben and Nina swiveled around at the same time to confirm their surroundings and the position of every foe and ally they had around.They noticed Daemon and Fred were in a deadlock where Fred was already thrashed a lot and was about to fall with a few more punches to the right target, while Tejasv stood just a few meters away, ready with his axe to counter or strike with inscrutable expressions on his face. Tejasv wasn't grinning or glaring, he just stood there like any other dude.Tejasv learned to not grant his foes any advantage either by reading his moves or expressions. For that reason, he built his
Tejasv and Ben both swallowed and gripped their weapons firmly anticipating any bold or stealth attacks against them after witnessing Nina's bold and strange behavior. For the first time, from Nina's grin and taunt at both Ben and Tejasv, it was obvious she had regarded and marked them as her enemies. She wasn't even afraid to clash with both foes at the same time.She held her knives with a wild grin while standing in a firm and exceptional posture with no specific blind spots from any position. Apparently, she was looking more reflexive and flexible after stretching her body all over.Tejasv and Ben, around her, squint their eyes to observe her more and to find any opening in her stance. They had no idea in what sort of way she would attack them both and how that technique could hold them back at the same time. From the fight until now, it was certainly not Ben, nor was Tejasv a weak opponent for anyone. Additionally, Ben clashed with Nina at least equally with his strength, while Te
While Tejasv and Ben were sweating profusely from Nina's skillful dive into a shadow, they turned around quickly to fend her off from any spot she might leap out with her intent to carve them. Both felt jittery and alarmed from the fear of getting their bodies pierced all of a sudden.That unknown threat dismayed and distressed them in that dark atmosphere. Tejasv felt the eerie aura around him and the killing intent seeped all over him, shrouding him with negativity. He focused while closing his eyes to listen to even a slight twitch of leaves from the floor or trees. Tejasv knew Nina could appear from anywhere and Ben faced that head-on, so he was also cautious for his safety.While focusing on Nina, Tejasv kept his gaze on Ben as well, because Nina may appear near him to strike Ben first while both of them are shocked by her disappearance. He had to be alert to any animosity that could be directed at him.Suddenly, Tejasv felt a chill in his body as he shuddered. Due to his sensitiv