Hellbound With You Chapter 511 – Gut
Moments ago, as the mists started to block their visions, someone appeared behind Alicia. But Alicia immediately
sensed the disturbing presence, and she swiftly turned, her sword already trusted into the neck of the man in a black cloak, stopping his advance.
Alicia’s eyes widen. She knew this was Ezekiel. Was he finally here to join them? Alicia was about to drop her
sword when her brows suddenly pulled together in a tight knot. Ezekiel was hiding his presence, and that was
why Alicia failed to recognize him. Why? If he was here to join them, he shouldn’t be hiding his presence as if he just sneaked in the midst of them to do something bad!
Her lips opened to speak when the man moved closer, not minding Alicia’s sword at all. Alicia gritted her teeth in
hesitation. She didn’t know why, but her gut told her to fight him and not let him get closer to her, as if her body
recognized him as an enemy. But Alicia didn’t listen to the whispers in her head and let him approach her.
Her sword was in between them as the man bent closer to whisper. “Come with me,” he said, causing Alicia to look at him with eyes filled with suspicions and questions.
“Tell m –”
“Hush,” he cut her off, placing his forefinger on her lips. And before Alicia could even react, his hands were
already wrapped around her waist, and leaped away, taking her.
Alicia struggled, not knowing what to do. She tried to break free from him without using deadly magic, but the man’s arms were like iron chaining him.
“Ezekiel! I’m warning you! Let go of me! Now!” she said. She knew they were already far from where the group because of this vampire prince’s insane speed.
But Ezekiel remained unbothered as if he didn’t hear anything. When Alicia saw that they were leaving the
plateau, her palms started to glow because she realized he was trying to kidnap her, to separate her from the
group. “Where are you bringing me? Why are you doing this?! Speak now, Ezekiel!”
In seconds, they already reached another plateau, far from where Abi and others were. Ezekiel remained silent as
if he had gone mute. Alicia could no longer contain herself, and she finally used magic to break free from him. A
strong silver glow hit Ezekiel’s chin, forcing him to let go of her. The two landed on the ground, and Ezekiel’s face
was finally visible. The impact of Alicia’s attack blew his hood, and it settled behind him.
A glint of anger flashed in Alicia’s eyes as she looked at him. “Please don’t anger me, Ezekiel. What the hell are
you planning to do? At least say something! If this is a part of your plan, then tell me, and I will cooperate! No
one can hear and see you right now that you’re with me. There is no more reason for you not to speak!”
Ezekiel didn’t respond, and he walked closer to her again, causing Alicia to step back. “Speak, damn it!” she yelled
at him. Alicia really wanted to trust this man at all cost, but right then, the chill that his eyes conveyed made her
feel that feeling of doubt she used to feel towards him before he saved her that night in the Ziggurat.
She tried not to listen to her instinct, but his eyes that moment held no warmth at all. Ezekiel was always like this
since the first time she met him. He was always cold and shrouded with mystery, but this time, the look in his
eyes made her feel scared of him. No matter how much she denies it, her body was reacting. She was a queen
now, and she thought no one would scare her like this anymore. But it seemed she was wrong, and she didn’t
know why but at that moment, to her, those cold, calculating, and emotionless calm eyes of his were scarier than those immortals.
Gripping the hilt of her sword, Alicia tried her best to calm down as she continued stepping back. She wanted to
think rationally. Why? Why was Ezekiel acting like this? She tried to see if he was under hypnotism or spell, but he
wasn’t. Anyone’s magic wasn’t controlling him, meaning he knew what exactly he was doing.
“Please… just tell me this is a part of your plan, and I will follow,” she uttered, raising her sword as she prepared
herself to fight. But then again, Ezekiel still didn’t say a word.
“I… I want to trust you, Ezekiel, but what you’re doing right now makes no sense to me. Or…” Alicia swallowed.
“Could it be that you wanted me to fight you?”
The pitter-patter of the rain was the only sound that could be heard for a short while. And then, like a lightning
strike, Ezekiel charged at her to seize her. But Alicia defended herself with her mighty silver sword. Her eyes
glowed, and magic surrounded her. She looked like a breathtaking porcelain doll glowing under the rain when
she was standing still. But the moment she wielded her sword and attacked him seriously, the doll turned into a warrior.
She was fast, and her sword skill was superb, but Ezekiel caught her hand and tried to disarm her, but Alicia used
her other hand to punch his stomach. Of course, the intense magic cloaking her fists turned the hit ten times stronger.
Ezekiel had been pushed away from her, and he landed on the ground meters away from her. His eyes peered at
her through his dripping wet locks. A slight smirk flashed on his face that didn’t reach his eyes as he licked the little blood that flowed out of his lips.
Alicia had wounded him with her sword, but she didn’t put any poison that could harm vampires, so his wound
instantly healed. Despite Ezekiel’s actions, she didn’t want to hurt him, although she knew that the man wasn’t
even using half of his power yet because his eyes were still black.
He cracked his neck as he nonchalantly approached Alicia again. Alicia immediately lifted her sword when Ezekiel
halted a few steps away from her. The silver glow she was emitting reflected in his eyes, creating a beautiful
glimmer in them, but his stoic face remained as unchangeable as marble as he finally opened his lips.
“If you wanted to escape, come at me like you wanted to kill me, Alicia.”
Hellbound With You Chapter 512 – Dont…
Alicia’s eyes scrunched in confusion. She hadn’t been expecting those words to come out of Ezekiel’s mouth. She was clearly at a loss as she stared at him as if trying to figure out a puzzle.
Even though she always knew it was futile to try figuring out anything from his stoic face, Alicia still tried and, as expected, failed.
Gripping the hilt of her sword, Alicia steeled herself as she spoke. “Is this what you really wanted?” she asked. This was the last time she’d ask him. If she still receives no response, then…
As she waited, Alicia’s heartbeat pounded against her chest as second ticked by. She realized that she really had
no choice but to decide now whether to still put her trust in him or not. The dark grey sky thundered once again as lightning strike a tree meters away from them.
None of them flinch, but the color in Ezekiel’s eyes started to change. The lightless moons in his eyes turned red, causing Alicia’s eyes to widen slightly.
Her gaze on him turned fierce. Her long silver hair danced behind her back like black silk. It was dripping wet just
a while ago, but now, it was flying like silver silk. She whispered some words under her breath, and lights once again surrounded her.
She always knew there was only one way to deal with this man, and that was to listen to whatever he says. No
matter how insane it sounded, defying him was not an option because, in the end, what he wanted to happen will eventually happen.
As power spread out in Alicia’s body, the silver glow gushing out of her skin was a sight to behold. But her power
and beauty that moment was something that would make any halfhearted man fall to their knees, not to worship her beauty but to ask for her mercy.
A high-pitched clang echoed in the desolate piece of land. Alicia had finally attacked, but as expected, Ezekiel defended himself with ease.
“Too weak,” Ezekiel said. “Are you even trying?”
His tone was void with emotion, but what he said made Alicia’s blood boil. Was he trying to aggravate her? If this
were his aim, then Alicia would gladly show him what he was asking!
Her blade locked onto Ezekiel’s sword, but she didn’t retreat. Instead, out of nowhere, another silver sword
appeared in her free hand. She lunged her new weapon at him, but he was too fast. Alicia ended up cutting not him but the air.
“Not bad.” A smirk flashed across Ezekiel’s stoic face. He was already a few steps away from her.
Alicia attacked again, slashing and whipping both the swords in her hands at him. She was planning to distract
him with the new sword in her left hand, but as expected, Ezekiel could block both of her raging blades.
The sound of clashing swords continued until Alicia’s twin blades were like a whirling tornado. Ezekiel’s eyes
glimmered. She managed to push him back more than three steps. And then, a silver glow flashed across her
moonlit eyes as her power increased. Her blade finally touched Ezekiel’s skin, wounding his neck.
But the sight of his blood flowing down his pale skin seemed to distract Alicia instantly, and she was stunned to stillness for a split second. That was more than enough for Ezekiel to turn the table around.
Before Alicia knew it, her back was against Ezekiel’s chest, and his blade was already pointed at her neck.
It was too sudden, but Alicia wasn’t even surprised anymore. Her chest heaving as her other blade disappeared, a sign that she had conceded.
“Didn’t I tell you to come at me like you wanted to kill me?” his deep voice rang in her ear, causing Alicia to
frown. She decided to fight because she was still trying to figure out if he really wanted her to fight him to death.
As she fought him, her gut told her to listen and fight him with all she got, but once again, she decided to go
against herself. For the first time, Alicia chose to trust someone else more than her own intuition. She didn’t know
why, but maybe, this was all because he saved her that night. Moreover, as she attacked him, he merely defended and didn’t lunge an attack at all.
“I don’t want to waste any more energy on you, Ezekiel. I’d rather save my power for Dinah.” Alicia reasoned. She
couldn’t see his face, but his grip on her tightened a little. Alicia could only think that he might be displeased.
“What, you think I am not strong enough to go against her?” she narrowed her eyes.
“You want to go against an immortal, huh… isn’t that the same as wasting your energy?” he asked blankly, now grabbing her sword, disarming her.
“Even if I couldn’t kill her, there’s a lot of things I can do to assist Abigail.”
“If you want to assist Abigail, then why aren’t you escaping from me?”
Alicia felt like her head was about to explode. She gave up. There was no way she could understand what the hell this man really wanted!
A long silence reigned between them as Alicia’s heavy breaths slowly calmed down. “Because I know you’re doing this for a reason,” she then uttered.
Ezekiel didn’t respond, and Alicia so wanted to turn to look at him, but Ezekiel didn’t let her. However, she felt him bent closer and whispered. “Don’t… trust me too much, Alicia.”
Before Alicia could digest what he just said, Ezekiel grabbed her tiny waist with his iron arm and leaped along with her.
Alicia was speechless. His voice… those words kept resonating in her head. She didn’t understand. Why? Why was this man like this? Why the hell was he suddenly saying that?!
All she could do is hold onto him as he continued leaping in the air, fast as a bullet. Alicia refused to believe
those last words of his and told herself that there must be another reason again behind those words. She wanted
to speak, but she wasn’t going to confront him on it anymore because she knew she’d never get anything out of him.
A sigh escaped her lips as she braced herself. She felt that unease again, and she couldn’t help but feel tense. What was going to happen next?
Hellbound With You Chapter 513 – Spark
The cave where Ezekiel and Alicia entered started to open up, both wider and taller until they reached a large
cavern that must have been the plateau’s center. The cavern was well lit by countless torches hanging by the
massive pillars. But the ominous atmosphere was dark and heavy. It was almost suffocating. Men in black cloak
were everywhere in every corner of the cavern. There were too many of them, and she couldn’t see any other
path. The cave was also too deep that escaping from this place might not be possible even for her.
A loud groan welcomes them as it filled the vastness of the cavern, and Alicia’s calm heart hastened because she knew who’s the owner of these agonizing groans. It was definitely Zeres.
Glancing at Ezekiel, Alicia steeled herself as they finally landed in a large chamber, behind the large circle of men
in the black cloak. His blade was still at her throat when everyone turned to look at them. Upon seeing them, the
men in black cloaks cleared a way for them to enter the circle.
Alicia’s eyes immediately fell on the man in the middle, and she felt her heart slightly trembled at the sight of
Zeres. He was kneeling on the floor, and he looked like he was in so much pain. His untamed silver hair cascaded
from her head, past her shoulders were damp with sweat. The nails on her fingers and toes were black and long,
and black horns jutted from beneath his silver hair. Pitch black scales had covered his skin, and a leathered wing was jutting past his broad shoulders.
He no longer looked like a human nor a witch.
Subconsciously, Alicia clenched her fists as her silver eyes blazed as she dragged her gaze away from the man to
look at the woman who was circling Zeres like she was a merchant trader assessing a piece of artwork. Alicia’s
gaze at her was sharp and deadly. At that moment, all she wanted to do was to slash her throat.
As Ezekiel walked towards the center with her, Dinah finally stopped circling Zeres. She faced them, and finally,
Alicia met her gaze. Alicia didn’t flinch. She glared at Dinah with a challenging and raging look.
But Dinah’s face lit up with a devious smile, and she finally broke the silence.
“Good job, Kiel,” Dinah said as soon as Ezekiel halted a few steps before her. “I wonder what smart trick you used
to grab this witch and made her follow you so easily.” She lifted a brow as she looked Alicia from her head to toe
and then back again. But soon enough, a glint of jealousy seemed to flash across Dinah’s eyes, as if she was jealous of Alicia’s otherworldly beauty.
Not letting Ezekiel respond, Dinah’s eyes turned sharp as she continued speaking. “It seemed you sacrificed
everyone. I’m not really impressed with you this time, Kiel. I expected you to do something more impressive,” she said. “But oh well, never mind.”
Dinah then turned her back from them and touched Zeres’ chin with her forefinger.
“Zeres,” she called his name. “Do you want the pain to finally stop?” Her voice was smooth as honey – honey that
was filled with venoms. “Here’s the food for you.” She cupped his face and made him look at Alicia. “Drink her blood, Zeres. She’s the cure of all your pain.”
Shock immediately painted Alicia’s face. She never expected this at all! Did Ezekiel brought her here for this?!
“Release her, Kiel,” Dinah ordered.
Ezekiel didn’t drop his sword, causing Dinah to straighten and walk towards them.
“Why are you disobeying me again? Huh? Kiel?”
“Dinah, didn’t you say –”
“He needed more blood to complete the transformation,” Dinah cut Ezekiel off.
“It’s your blood that he needed, Dinah,” Ezekiel replied. His tone was emotionless but firm.
“I can’t give him any more of my blood, Kiel. Can’t you see he already drained my blood to its last bits?”
Now that she mentioned it, Dinah looked like a corpse. Unlike the skin of vampires, her skin was now worse than
the common witch’s skin. There was no more blood flowing in her veins. “It’s not enough, Kiel,” Dinah added.
“But she’s just a witch. She can’t –”
“She can, Kiel.” She cut Ezekiel’s words again. “He had enough of my blood. He is more than ready now. All he needed now is a spark to ignite the fire inside him.”
“And you’re saying the witch queen’s blood is the spark?”
Silence crawled through the ancient pillars and walls until Ezekiel spoke again.
“You’re not doing some experiment in this situation, are you?” he asked, and a burst of sinister laughter echoed.
“Oh no, Kiel. You’re making me laugh,” she said, but her eyes were filled with malice. She reached out and held
Ezekiel’s hand. She slowly pushed his hand down as she spoke. “Don’t worry. This is not an experiment. I am
certain for this one because I was able to successfully turn Zeres into a full dragon using the previous witch
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queen three months ago,” she explained, causing Alicia’s eyes to widen in utter shock again.
“Y-you…” as Alicia stammered, Dinah flashed an evil smile at her.
“Yes.” Dinah suddenly said. “I managed to draw blood from that stubborn queen before she enveloped herself with that damn crystal.”
Disbelief and anger filled Alicia’s eyes as she gritted her teeth.
“It appeared that Zeres will only fully transform if he consumes blood that is much more powerful than his
original blood. And the only blood that is more powerful than his blood is the blood of a pure blooded witch
queen.” As Dinah said these words, she grabbed Alicia from Ezekiel and pushed her towards Zeres.
“Now, Zeres! Drink her blood. Now!” Dinah ordered, shouting to be heard.
As if awoken from his deep, intense state of painful meditation, Zeres opened his eyes and looked at Alicia with those glistening golden eyes.
“Do it now!” Dinah ordered, once again. And this time, Zeres growled low in his throat, and he finally rose.
Hellbound With You Chapter 514 – Something unexpected
Alicia gasped, further startled by the sudden and forceful action. Her heart slightly wavered the moment she realized she was few inches right in front of Zeres.
Their eyes met. The golden hue in his eyes was moving as if the fire in them were blazing in utter chaos.
They stood there staring at each other with Alicia holding her breath. Was he going to attack her? She felt like
Zeres still have some rationality left in him. She could tell by the way he looked at her, giving her a little reassurance that she wasn’t in a totally hopeless situation yet.
However, that word yet was the very thing that gave her both assurance and fear at the same time. Assurance
because perhaps he was still able to fight back or even overcome whatever influences that was overwhelming
him at this particular time. But on the flip side of this very finicky coin, was that fear – that comes from “what ifs”.
What if Zeres was truly going to attack her? What if he was not acting but truly and wholly being overcame by
what was forced onto him. What if she couldn’t wriggle herself out of this very big problem that she has gotten herself into?
So many questions, so many doubts, so many thoughts – all whirling about in her head in that split second. But
on the outside, she maintained her stance. Keeping emotions off her face, ice-cool and composed. However, only
she knows that every single nerve fibre in her body was fired up and all on edge to respond to whatever stimulus that would come her way.
Time ticked by but Zeres didn’t attack Alicia. He remained rooted on the ground, gazing up at her before he groaned in pain once again.
It was then that Dinah burst in anger. She was gritting her teeth, seeing that Zeres wasn’t listening to her order.
Curses were overflowing within her – just dammed up by those lips, tightly pressed together into a straight and
unflattering line. Dinah knew that she could only fully control Zeres once he has completely transformed.
However, he first needed to transform! That’s why she had to make him drink the witch blood now!
With a face twisted in anger, Dinah grabbed her sword and started walking towards Alicia when she suddenly
halted. Her head slowly tilted slightly to her left and there was that short pause that gave everyone chills running
up and down their skin if they looked at her. Those facing her could see very clearly that a slow and bone chilling
smile was spreading across that usually elegant face, turning it into a twisted visage of a hidden psychopath
which is currently revealing itself. Alicia who was facing her suddenly had a feeling that she might not get out of
this situation totally unscathed – if she even manages to be lucky enough to squeeze herself out of this.
Dinah turned and faced Ezekiel. A dagger flew from her hand towards him. As Ezekiel caught the dagger, Dinah spoke. “You do it, Kiel,” she said. “Draw her blood and feed it to him.”
Alicia’s head snapped towards Ezekiel. Though she managed to restrain her emotions, she could not help but
have her eyes widen a little, slightly thrown off – not by the request itself but by the person that was asked to do
the deed. But the man wasn’t looking at her. His eyes locked towards Dinah.
“What? Don’t tell me you can’t do it,” she added, her brows raised, obviously taunting and provoking Ezekiel into making a move and acting in haste.
When Ezekiel remained silent, her arched brows pushed towards one another and with sudden fake concerned
expression, she dragged her gaze from Ezekiel to one of the men in black cloak. “Fine. It seems like our Kiel here
is not in the mood for some fun, so you do it for him instead, Darwin.”
Before the man named Darwin could take a step closer to Alicia, Ezekiel suddenly moved, saying in a blunt deadpan voice, “No need. I’ll do it.”
That made Dinah smirk with a triumphant smile.
Ezekiel moved forward, cautiously, as he approached Alicia. The atmosphere turned incredibly tense as their eyes met.
Alicia didn’t know what to do or think. She tried to calmly search for something in his eyes to settle her heart but
as always, it just wasn’t possible for her to decipher anything from those unfathomable eyes. What exactly was
happening? Did Ezekiel really had no idea that Dinah would do this to her?
It was hard for Alicia to believe but she didn’t have the luxury to think about that anymore. Because here he was
again, approaching her like he wouldn’t hesitate to stab her. His steps were heavy, slow, but measured – each one
seemingly thudding in the same cadence as her heart was beating, which was excruciatingly agonising. Was this
the reason why her gut feelings kept nagging at her? It had seemed to be telling her something, boggling her
mind – what it was, she did not know, as she had ignored it initially, and chose to trust him. For a split second she
wished she had just taken the time to stop and think more about it. But regretting now when the milk is already
spilt is truly of no point. Was trusting Ezekiel really a mistake?
Alicia clenched her fists as those words Ezekiel whispered to her just minutes ago when she let him seize her
echoed in her head. But still, she shook her head inwardly. Still wanting to believe that she didn’t make a grave mistake.
Their eyes remained glued on each other until Ezekiel finally halted before her.
Alicia was holding her breath as she waited for what he would do next, hoping that it would be something
unexpected. A good kind of something unexpected, of course.
However, Alicia’s hope was shattered the moment Ezekiel lifted his sword. The tip of his blade almost pierced the
skin at her throat. She wanted to scream at him but she managed to get by with clenching her jaw and gritting her teeth, glaring daggers at him.
Hellbound With You Chapter 515 – One condition
Alicia was utterly speechless as she took a step back, closer to Zeres. When Ezekiel also took a step, Alicia’s expression changed and she smirked at him, not to mock him, but to prove she was not afraid of him.
A strange light flicked in Ezekiel’s eyes the instant Alicia gave him that smirk. But then, he retracted his sword, raised it again to slash at her when…
A gasp of surprise escaped from Alicia’s lips as something metallic and cold grabbed her from behind. She fell on
the ground, leaning against a hard as steel object. She turned and realized that it was Zeres who pulled on her and he was now sheltering her from Ezekiel.
As Alicia returned her gaze to the man in front of her, her eyes widened in shocked surprise. Zeres growled and
his powerful arm that was almost like a dragon’s claw hit Ezekiel, sending him flying. The hit was so strong that
the pillar where Ezekiel had landed broke into pieces, creating a strong earthquake.
Everyone’s jaw fell open as they looked at the crumbling pillar.
When the dust settled down, their gazes fell back to Zeres. Dinah screamed in anger. Bloodl.u.s.t consumed her as she stared at Alicia.
Alicia’s instinct told her that the insane woman was prepared to kill her. She saw her sword that Ezekiel had
dropped, and she immediately grabbed it, thankful that the sword was right within her reach.
Dinah pointed her sword at her Alicia but Alicia didn’t even flinch. Having Zeres right behind her calmed her down like nothing else ever did.
“You think Zeres will save you from me?” Dinah asked, her voice shaking with anger. “In your dreams, witch.” She snorted. “Zeres will never hurt me. I am his master, after all. Wanna see for yourself?”
Without a warning, Dinah swung her sword at her. Alicia dodged her but because she was trapped within the confines of Zeres’ chest and arms, she couldn’t move back. And she was right, Zeres didn’t shield her from Dinah.
Blood started to drip down Alicia’s cheek. It appeared that Dinah’s blade managed to reach her skin.
“I always wanted to destroy that face of yours, witch.” Dinah said, laughing like a maniac and she swung her sword again.
This time, Alicia blocked her attack. Anger blazed in Dinah’s eyes and she swung even harder. Knowing that the
upcoming attack was definitely strong, Alicia’s other blade appeared from her other hand and moving as fast as she was able, she raised both of her blades and crossed them.
Dinah’s sword stopped in the intersection of Alicia’s blade.
Gnashing her teeth, Dinah looked down at her. “So, you wanted to fight? Huh? Witch? You think you can defeat me? You think you can still escape?” she asked.
Alicia’s eyes fell to the men in black and saw their eyes blazing red as they stared down at her like she was a their
prey to be devoured. Looking at them, Alicia knew Dinah was right. There was no way she could defeat everyone. It was basically a suicide mission fighting them by herself.
It was hard for her to utilize her power’s full potential in this place because it was too cramped. She needed space
to fight but there were too many of them. She could already imagine these horde jumping at her before she
could even finish uttering her chants. It appeared that Dinah was well aware of the witches’ powers. It was
obvious that she knew that witch queen’s weakness were close range battles.
Thankfully, Alicia was exceptional in swordfight. She could fight them with her sword but with these numbers, she
didn’t know how long she could last. If only she had even one ally who would watch her back, she might stand a
chance and buy more time until Abi and the rest will arrive.
But she had no one. What should she do? She glanced at the crumpled pillar. Ezekiel seemed to be buried inside the debris and there was no sign of him coming out.
Alicia gritted her teeth. How could she still think that Ezekiel would help her?
“Now give in and give me your blood, witch.” Dinah whispered. “There’s no hope for you,” she laughed contemptuously.
However, Alicia’s silver eyes suddenly glimmered and a devilish smile curved on her angel face. “You’re right,
Monster. There might be no more hope for me,” she trailed off, still smiling. “But let me remind you that I am the witch queen. I still have a trump card that would totally screw you over.”
The smile on Dinah’s face slowly faded.
“D-don’t do it, witch,” Dinah looked shaken. She knew that if this queen cocooned herself, Zeres would never transform completely. Her plans will be doomed if that happens!
“Why can’t I?” It was Alicia’s turn to smirk as if she already won the fight.
“You will die if you do that!”
“What’s the difference? You will kill me anyway.”
“No!” Dinah shook her head. Her expression changed again. From a serpent to a saint. “I promise you witch queen. I will not kill you. I only needed a few drops of blood from you.”
“You’re expecting me to trust you?” Alicia chuckled, causing Dinah to slightly waver once again.
“You’re still too young queen,” Dinah forced her smooth voice out. “Think about this carefully, and if you don’t give Zeres your blood, he’ll be in pain forever.”
Alicia’s eyes moved sideways. She could hear Zeres groaning again, in pain.
“Fine,” Alicia stared at Dinah intensely. “I will give you my blood,” she added, causing Dinah’s face to light up. “However, there is one condition.”
Dinah lifted her brow.
Alicia laughed, the sound was clear and tinkling like silver bells. “Don’t tell me a person like you expects to get a
free lunch?” an amused smile accompanied that statement. “Come on…now you’re making me laugh!”
Dinah gave a small sniff and narrowed her eyes suspiciously. However, she still went along with Alicia’s request. “State what you want then, witch queen.”
“Let’s fight.” Alicia replied. “If you defeat me, I will give you my blood.”
Hellbound With You Chapter 516 – Many times over
The request seemed to startle Dinah and gave her significant pause. But Dinah eventually forced a smirk. “How foolish,” she said. “You want to fight an immortal like –”
“My condition is not to kill you,” Alicia cut her off. “It’s for you to defeat me,” she added, her gaze at Dinah was unwavering and fierce.
It was a staring contest Dinah eventually lost. Her serpent eyes turned to a slit before she finally agreed. “Fine. I shall let you taste the –”
Before Dinah could even complete her statement, Alicia used both of her swords to pull Dinah’s blade sharply to the left, throwing her off balance and sending the woman a few steps back.
Dinah’s eyes widened in shocked surprise. She hadn’t expected this witch to attack her while she was talking and
she was surprised at the sneak attack. Her eyes blazed in anger and she suddenly lunged at Alicia like a
madwoman. Alicia didn’t let that opportunity slip and she slashed one of her blades against the incoming weapon and stabbed the other sword straight through Dinah’s stomach.
The silver blade pierced through Dinah, causing the woman to halt and look down at her stomach. There was
almost no blood dripping from the wound but the pain seemed to be there, twisting Dinah’s corpse-like face into
an expression of fury. A silence filled the room for one short second before a bone-chilling scream echoed inside
the large cavern, as if a monster burst out from Dinah’s insides. And then a maniacal laugh followed. Dinah was
definitely riled up and she had a crazy look in her eyes as she walked forward, pushing Alicia’s blade deeper into her stomach.
Alicia knew what this madwoman was planning – to trap her between Zeres and herself in order to kill her.
So before Dinah could proceed with her plans, Alicia pulled her blade out of Dinah’s body and she swung it again
towards Dinah with all her might, pushing the madwoman back once again. Zeres’ hold on her loosened with her
movements and she found an opening from his hold. She immediately left Zeres’ shield, leaping towards the
staggering Dinah and landing before the woman with her blades crossed in front of her. Her stance was perfect and graceful, more than ready to attack.
Zeres staggered backward from her launch and his back hit the wall. He looked up to see the witch queen
surrounded by a silver glow of light, giving off a calm aura, like delicate snow circling around her. Zeres’ mind
was still jumbled from the pain. He had instinctively moved to shield her from that vampire’s attack but he couldn’t protect her from Dinah’s attack.
Alicia’s gaze never left Dinah in her crouched position. “Is that all you’ve got, Dinah?” Alicia asked, her tone
condescending and mocking, trying to anger this woman even more. Her plan was to make this woman lash out
at her violently without thinking about what she was doing and that way, she would have the upper hand. This also meant that Dinah’s attention would be focused solely on her.
The woman who was consumed by her anger cracked her head and for the very first time, Alicia saw Dinah’s eyes
turn golden. The atmosphere turned darker as pure bloodl.u.s.t enveloped the entire cavern.
Alicia’s grip on the hilt of her blade tightened. It seemed they were initially wrong when they thought that this
woman was a mere immortal who was powerless. Damn! This woman definitely had something up her sleeve that
she’d been hiding from them all. What power was she hiding from them?
“I’ve lost my patience. Well, never mind. Now it’s time for me to teach you a lesson about respecting your elders,
bitch queen!” Dinah said as she laughed and one hand began to turn black. Unlike Zeres and Alexander, Dinah
didn’t groan in pain. She looked like she was in full control of herself. How? Why? How could she freely control herself like that when even Alexander couldn’t?
Her left hand transformed in the way as Zeres’ arms did. Black metal-like scales enveloped her arm, becoming larger in size, and her nails grew into sharpened claws.
Holding her blade with her other hand, Dinah’s sardonic laugh died and she looked at Alicia with a triumphant expression.
“Move!” she ordered her minions and the circle expanded, giving them enough space for an all-out battle. Alicia
was glad that this Dinah was now taking her seriously. She had actually been dreading the moment when this
woman decided that she couldn’t be bothered with this anymore and just signal her minions instead to attack her
while she was busy fighting Dinah. She was glad that this woman seemed to really hate her and that she was
easily aggravated by her. She needed this woman to fight her so she could buy time for her comrades to arrive.
She believed that Abi and Alexander were getting close. She just needed to hang in there a bit longer.
She was not afraid of this woman. Even if this woman was much more powerful than she had expected – more
than anyone of them had expected – she would show them all what she was capable of. Even if her opponent was
unkillable, she would defeat her many times over, to buy time for her comrades and to give herself the strongest
chance of survival. She would cut this deranged woman countless times and make her feel all the pain and
suffering she caused on others – all the pain she inflicted to her queen, Zeres, and everyone else who suffered
because of her. Alicia swore that she would give this woman a taste of her own medicine, a taste of how it feels
to be cut over and over and over again without mercy.
“Now come at me, witch,” Dinah challenged, smiling evilly.
The delicate and calm snow-like particles that were floating around Alicia began to move faster and in a blink of an eye, a deafening clunk echoed.
Hellbound With You Chapter 517 – Goddesses show
Alicia’s blade smashed onto Dinah’s but the woman wasn’t pushed back this time. It was apparent that Dinah’s
strength dramatically increased with the transformation. It seemed that she wasn’t just a mere immortal lunatic
human that they thought she was. Alicia didn’t know why they hadn’t thought of this possibility! If Alexander and
Zeres were exhibiting the same symptoms, then surely it would have been logical to think that this woman would
be as well. But then again, Alexander and Zeres were not just humans. They had powers from their lineage; a
witch and a vampire and halflings at that. It was easy to assume that the transformation was because of their inherent powers.
It seemed it was a mistake to assume that just because this woman was human, she wouldn’t have any special powers.
“Haha, try harder, witch!” Dinah’s loud mocking voice echoed inside the cavern as she swung her claw at Alicia.
Alicia instinctively blocked it with her other sword. However, the moment her blade hit her dragon’s claw, the
blade exploded into tiny crystals, showering them both with sparkling dust, as if a glitter bomb had exploded above them.
For a split second Alicia fell in a trance unable to believe that her blade exploded so easily like that. It seemed she
underestimated the power of that dragon claw. How strong could she be that she was able to shatter her sword into a million tiny pieces like that?!
Now that she thought about it, Ezekiel, who was directly hit by Zeres’ claw, was still buried under the rubble. It
would take a whole lot of power to knock a man like Ezekiel out like that – that was if the man was indeed
knocked out. Perhaps, he could also just be pretending in order to not draw Dinah’s unwanted attention again.
Well, whatever his reasons, Alicia no longer cared. She was done thinking about him. Her thoughts were now focused on no one else but this troublesome woman.
“Ha! Is that all you’ve got, you c.o.c.ky bitch?” Dinah snorted but thanks to her blabbering, Alicia was able to react
quickly and she leapt back, away from Dinah’s reach. She put her original blade to her left and a new blade
appeared in her right hand. She eyed the woman, like a wary prey, as she readied herself.
“I have to end this now and quickly. I’m done wasting my time on you, ugly witch. I will crush that face of yours!”
Dinah said with utter disdain as she looked at Alicia’s face and this time, Dinah was the one to attack.
Their blades collided and Alicia was now being pushed back, overwhelmed by Dinah’s inhuman power. But in that
single attack, Alicia realized something. Dinah was not faster than her. Even though Dinah’s strength had
increased, her agility remained on par with Alicia’s. She wasn’t quick enough to catch Alicia off guard, giving Alicia enough time to react and defend herself.
Alicia smiled, her lips moving slightly as she chanted a quick spell, one that would increase her strength and also
her agility. While her strength would not be nearly on par with the dragon woman, Alicia’s agility would be
greater than hers. Alicia was able to easily dodge Dinah’s dragon claw with one swift and elegant movement. She was like a floating white thread, dancing elegantly in the wind.
Feeling her frustration increase because she was unable to deal any damage to Alicia, Dinah grunted in anger once again and she suddenly swung her claws aimlessly like she had lost her mind.
Alicia took a hit, barely, but she was still thrown to the ground hard. This woman’s strength was unbelievable! And what was worse was that it seemed to increase when she was angry!
Alicia hissed in pain but she immediately rose. Her heart was beating erratically. The power within her was like
boiling water, making her body feel hot. She took a moment to collect herself and steel her resolve at what she
was about to do. She took a couple of deep breaths and without wasting another second, Alicia screamed as she
charged at Dinah with everything she had. She impulsively launched an almost choreographed sequence of
attacks. She slashed using both swords at the woman, one arm swinging above her head and the other swinging
across her body. She twirled around, her hair dancing from the movement as she swung down with her swords
towards the woman’s shoulders. Alicia bombarded her with one attack after another, not giving Dinah a chance to counter.
Alicia’s attack almost looked like a silver whirlwind, giving Dinah no chance to swing her claw at all because she was busy shielding herself.
Alicia’s twin blades were moving even faster. This was a now or never type of situation for Alicia. Even if she
wanted to drag out this battle, she couldn’t because Dinah was becoming too impatient and would probably end
up killing her before her friends arrived. She was better off fighting Dinah to death now than give that woman a chance to bring her to her knees.
Moreover, Alicia also knew that her using two blades would soon tax her, so she needed to unleash her full attack now while she still had the strength!
Dinah lost her temper once again but Alicia’s blade met her anger with an even more intense rage Alicia didn’t
know she had. It could be because she was still unable to really weep for her dead queen, her dead mother
figure, and only now was she able to release that pain and anger on the woman who had taken her mother from her.
Her intensity forced Dinah to step backwards. Her blows smashed down harder and harder and nothing could be
heard anymore but the sound of metal clashing against each other. The minions were in a trance, mouths agape
as they watched the exhilarating attack. They never thought that a raging witch queen would fight so damn
intensely. They never thought that a fight would actually look like a goddesses show to entertain mortals.
But their awe didn’t last because a sword finally fell on the ground with a sliced hand still gripping its hilt.
The minions in black cloaks looked at it and their eyes widened in horror because the sword that fell wasn’t silver and the hand wasn’t the witch’s.
It was their immortal queen’s hand.
Hellbound With You Chapter 518 – Chopped potato
In an instant, there was a multitude of sizzling light balls with blackened auras which appeared in the air circling
the dueling pair. These bolts of black light balls whizzed towards their target and hit Alicia from behind. The
strong black magic was from the two witches on Dinah’s sides. However, the heart wrenching thing was that
these two witches were Alicia’s childhood friends. They had grown up together as how true siblings would and
learned and even fought together, side by side until the three of them became the new generation’s most powerful witches.
It really was not any hidden secret but was considered as common knowledge that every single witch knew that
ultimately, it would be only one of the three who will soon be crowned queen. But on the exact day that Alicia’s
hair started to turn silver and everyone had acknowledged her to be the next queen, her two friends, her bosom
buddies, started to change. They turned green-eyed with jealousy which had, in due course consumed them until
they eventually rebelled and left the Black Forest. Alicia saw it in the late queen’s memories that these two were
the reason why the late queen was captured and they were also the ones who drew blood from the late queen.
Gritting her teeth in anger, she shot a deadly glare at the two witches who were once her so-called, sisters, her
best friends. She swore that she would surely make them pay – and her payback would not be something small and itty-bitty.
“Oh, hell no,” Alicia whispered silently, those words only audible to her own ears. These green-eyed bitches truly
have crossed the line. Betraying their long-time friendship, their sisterhood – that is still something that was done
perhaps due to personal feelings and their own private covetousness over what she had, and they did not
receive. That she could still accept. Alicia would perhaps deal with it with just some personal revenge and getting
back on even terms. However, this type of betrayal is more than personal. It involved their loyalty to the family
that raised them, their oath they had vowed to their witch clan and above all, it involves the numerous lives that
depended on the late queen’s influence and power. They had basically betrayed their own nation! And if that –
Alicia viciously thought – was not considered high treason with the outcome of the cruelest form of punishment or death, she really do not know what is.
With the earlier duel, Alicia had focused all her senses on Dinah that she was careless and failed to protect herself
from the sneaky attack of her fellow witches. Those black magic balls were lethal. They were spells made to
weaken their target as the black magic will suck the strength that is contained inside one’s body.
If Alicia was not queen, she would have been forced onto her knees right now. Quickly, she chanted a spell to
counter the black magic, to at least minimize the effect on her. As she was chanting, she returned her gaze back
to Dinah who finally snapped, breaking the spell Alicia had casted on her right before she leapt back and away from her.
Dinah’s body was covered with wounds. When Dinah looked down and saw her body being slashed like it was
some kind of chopped potato, a high-pitch scream filled the vastness of the cavern. Dinah finally started to feel
the pain from the hundreds of cuts Alicia had inflicted on her. Her face too was not spared, and she suffered
some cuts. Even though the wounds have already started healing, Alicia made to thoroughly coat her blade in a
various concoction of poisons to slow the enemy’s healing and give them the most agonizing pain they deserved.
While standing there silently watching Dinah throw her tantrums and having a bitch-fit, she gave an internal
shrug. “Well, whoever can force me to draw my swords will definitely deserve this torment caused by the blades
as well as the poisons,” she thought. She was not one who draws her swords out on a whim. Only in distressing
or harrowing circ.u.mstances is she willing to pull out her twin blades – reason being, those poisons she coats her
twin blade with, were not the usual run-of-the-mill ones. These were only privy to the queen witch that is
succeeded when the mantle of queen is passed down. And the best thing was, there are no antidotes for the
poisons that she concocts. The only way one can survive was by having enough magic power to overcome the
toxins running in their bodies – but at an exceedingly high price. They would lose half of their inner power if not
Dinah continued screaming as Alicia wordlessly observed her from her spot. “I will kill you, bitch!!! I will goddamn kill you!!!”
“Be my guest…if you can…” she drawled her reply and just had her sentence trail off, driving Dinah into an even
heightened screaming frenzy. That scene was something she didn’t regret watching, even though she knew she
was not in a much favorable position herself.
Dinah lifted her right hand to attack her with her sword, and it was only then that she realized that she had lost
her right hand. Another scream echoed as the hand on the ground slowly flew back to its original place.
The intense pain seemed to have killed the last bits of her sanity and she roared like a beast. Her fiery golden eyes, zeroed at Alicia, now more than prepared to take her life.
Alicia breathed deep. She managed to counter the black magic and it had left her body. But the magic had also
drained quite a lot of her energy. The all-out attack she launched at Dinah also consumed her body’s power.
Alicia knew she wouldn’t be able to last for much longer. But she would never give up.
Gripping her sword again, the witch queen raised her twin blades and was prepared to fight until the end. She
uttered another short series of chants and Dinah started to gnash her teeth and fall on her knees. The poison
Alicia put on her blade was still circulating on the inside of Dinah’s body. Even though her wounds have already
somewhat healed, the poison was still trapped inside.
Hellbound With You Chapter 519 – So cool
Even though no poison could kill Dinah, she could still feel the same level of pain mortals felt. Unlike Alexander
who wouldn’t even flinch from pain like this, Dinah looked like she was going crazy. It appeared that this was the first time she was ever cut and poisoned like this.
Seeing her, Alicia forced a smiled. She finally made her taste her own medicine.
The two rebel witches jumped behind Dinah as Dinah screamed at them to help her deal with the pain.
The witches immediately helped her but they couldn’t counter a witch queen’s spell. They could only give Dinah an illusion that the pain wasn’t there anymore.
“Kill her!!! Now!!!” Dinah screamed at her minions while the witches were dealing with her pain.
Here it comes, Alicia thought. She knew that once she defeated that lowly woman, she would order her minions to come after her.
The lights started enveloping her. But this time, the glow was dramatically weaker.
Rogue vampires jumped at her, three at a time. Alicia swung her blade, killing two vampires in one strike. But the
following attacks came after her like a horde. Charging in every sides of her. Alicia swung her twin blades harder,
and swifter than she had ever done in her entire life – using everything that she had.
As those silver, razor sharp blades were slicing back and forth, bodies of vampires toppled over and piled around
her as she fell on her one knee, resting her hand on top of her blades. She was exhausted. An errant blade from
one of the vampires had managed to get in a lucky strike at her from behind, tainting her snow-white dress scarlet. She forced herself up, her silver hair now damped with sweat and blood.
Her body swayed a little but she steadied herself. A smile curved on her beautiful warrior’s face as she challenged the vampires.
And then, they came at her. Alicia could no longer watch her back. She knew she can no longer protect herself. It
was getting hopeless for her. All she could hear now was her blood pumping in her veins and the thumping of
her heartbeat. She never thought she would ever fight a battle like this in her life, in her reign. The era of battles
was long over that it was almost useless for witches to learn fighting skills in the past hundreds of years. Who would have thought that she will end up fighting a battle so intense like this?
Ironically, she didn’t feel the regret she thought she would feel. Maybe because she had been dreaming to fight
with everything being put on the line. When she was young, the possibility of becoming queen didn’t excite her.
Alicia always like action and adventure. She liked peace of course, but the thought of becoming the queen and
sitting there on her throne, watching over her people and waiting for the day she will reach her age limit was…
utterly boring. This was why she insisted on learning how to fight, without relying on magic and she sometimes
thought if she was the right person to sit on the throne. But this kind of battle, having gamble it all – her position,
her power, her life and everything she held dear – this exhilaration is undeniable! Her eyes sparkled even in this
dire situation that she has found herself in. Even in the event that she perished, there truly was nothing to regret in her mind – at least this was what she thought at this moment in time.
But now, it seemed that she was indeed the right person to be chosen as the rightful queen after all. Because she
happened to be the queen during this chaotic time the immortals created. This battle pushed her potential to the
very edge, and she managed to break through the limitations and exhibited the power she thought she never
had. That’s why she wouldn’t regret. She would fight until everyone falls, or she fall.
As Alicia sunk deeper and deeper in her own battlefield, she saw the vampires behind her on the blade of her
sword, about to strike her. It was too late for her to move and her blade was occupied with the enemies in front
of her. She chanted a quick spell but the magic was too weak.
Knowing that it was hopeless, she gritted her teeth and lunged at the enemies before her. This was it, she uttered to herself. But… the strike she was waiting for didn’t come.
Someone slightly brushed her back as the vampires stepped back in retreat.
Alicia who was holding her breath wanted to look back but she couldn’t remove her eyes from her enemies.
“Thank you for holding on, witch prin- I mean queen.” The man behind him said and Alicia let out a breath of salvation.
“R-riev,” she uttered his name as she panted. She could see him wearing a black cloak.
“I followed you. I already sent the signal to Alexander. They’re about to reach us. I only managed to infiltrate by
acting like one of these rogue vampires. I am sorry for being late,” Riev said, his voice filled with regret and worry.
“Don’t mention it. You came here just in time Riev.”
“Thank you.” Riev’s voice lightened a few notches. “You’re so cool, queen. You’re amazing! Such a badass as always!” he suddenly showered her with praises, causing Alicia to chuckle.
But their conversation was cut short when the vampires attacked them once again.
“Please hold on a little longer,” Riev said and Alicia just smiled despite her battered situation.
“Of course, I’m a queen after all,” Alicia’s regal response came and the fight went on.
Riev was at his peak, doing everything he could to destroy her opponents and at the same time support the
weakened witch queen. He was mesmerized and completely awed by the witch queen. He never saw a woman as
cool and awesome as her. Her fight gave him a tremendous boost in power and his determination deepened
even further causing his strength and power to be doubled, no, it tripled, and it was all thanks to her. To this
amazing woman they all call the queen of the witches.
Hellbound With You Chapter 520 – Last order
Riev and Alicia fought intensely, each watching the other’s back. Their enemies came at them in non-stop waves
but back-to-back, Riev fought valiantly while Alicia persevered on with gritted teeth – even as she is already at her last dregs.
Bodies were continually being piled up all around them, creating some sort of dark and gruesome parody of
flowers arranged around a very attention-grabbing couple – but it was as if the enemies had this never ending
supply and inexhaustible source of manpower. Riev knew just how many rogue vampires and witches were inside
this cavern – which were just,t too many of them. There was no way that just the two of them could kill even a
half of them. Their only hope now was to hang in there and wait for Alexander and the others to arrive. Of course, provided they could hang on with their lives still intact until help comes.
“Ugh!” Alicia, who all these times managed to reign in all the discomfort she had endured, finally grunted out in
pain, causing Riev to quickly snap his eyes over and immediately shifted his attention in front of Alicia. He swung
his sword fiercely at the enemies as he grabbed Alicia and pulled her closer to him.
She was wounded again, and her other blade had disappeared sometime during the intense fight. It seemed she was swiftly reaching her limit. She’s been fighting for too long!
“F*cking idiots!! What the hell are you doing? Catch the witch now and kill her!!!” Dinah’s voice thundered, and the vampires, like dogs who heard their master, immediately jumped at them.
Alicia sluggishly looked over to Dinah. She wanted to continue to push Dinah’s buttons even if she could not do it physically. And coincidentally, she knew how to do that.
“Aren’t you feeling a little tired out? Guess that is truly all you have in you. Once you get a little beaten, you hide
behind those brainless toadies of yours. Hah!” Alicia taunted Dinah, continuing to egg her on with the hopes of
throwing her off focus and prolonging their waiting time for help to turn up.
“That is all you can give? Just some little scratches on your pretty little face, and you go crying in pain? Hmm…I
had wondered what kind of leader you are. You know what? I know you judge me and how I am an incompetent
queen witch. But perhaps you’d better keep in mind that if I am all that…you probably are a piece of shit too,”
Alicia was truly giving her all in insulting Dinah. She was not usually this wordy. However, desperate times
demands for desperate measures. She was willing to try anything to just delay and drag time.
To her surprise, her taunting worked. Those vampires under Dinah’s command had paused under her confident
jesting and mocking of their leader. Dinah’s face had since turned fascinatingly blotchy red and was visibly
shaking in anger. She stomped her feet, balled her fists so hard her nails pierced her skin, and she shrieked so loud even her own minions cringed away from her.
“I. WANT. YOU. TO KILL. HER. NOW!!” Dinah’s eyes were blazing with fury unsuppressed. Her horde of vampires
were triggered into action once more and roared as they swarmed towards that duo who had that few seconds of breathing space.
Alicia tried to force herself to fight, but Riev stopped her and motioned that he would be protecting her this time.
“Damn rogues! Come at me, you bastards!” Riev said, eyes blood red, as his playful smirk flashed across his charming face.
The fight continued, but soon enough, the horde of vampires came at them all at once. Riev knew he couldn’t last
much longer. When he turned to Alicia, his eyes stretched out in horror. Her sword had fallen, and Dinah was
lunging herself towards Alicia. Quick as lightning, Riev pulled Alicia back into the protective circle, which were his arms, and used his body as her shield.
“Hang in there, queen. Alexander is coming.” He whispered, and Alicia’s eyes widened, seeing the vampires now about to lunge at Riev from all directions.
“No! Riev!” she screamed when…
A voice echoed loudly.
“Stop,” a deep familiar voice made all the rogue vampires halt. Reiv mildly dropped his protective stance over
Alicia and took a relieved breath. However, he remained vigilant and watchful in case some rogue vampires decided to be brave and try their luck.
“Don’t you dare interrupt, Kiel!” Dinah hissed as Ezekiel landed softly right behind her.
He bent closer and whispered something to Dinah, which was only privy to the both of them, causing the woman
to narrow her eyes. At first, doubt danced in her cold, bloodshot eyes, but eventually, she lifted her chin up as if she was trying to control her anger.
And then, her lips opened as she finally nodded. “Fine,” Dinah said, and Ezekiel made his way towards Alicia and Riev.
The rogue vampires open up a path for him.
Riev, who was still holding onto Alicia, had his eyes stretched in shocked surprise. He saw it, how Ezekiel went
and whispered to the enemy as if he just made a deal with her. How? Why? Why was his master right here,
mingling with their ultimate enemy? He was here, and yet, he had allowed the witch queen to fight for her life all by herself?
“Alicia,” Ezekiel called Alicia’s name.
Alicia tried to pull away from Riev, but Riev was extremely reluctant and also hesitant to let her go. His grip on Alicia even tightened as he looked at Ezekiel with wary eyes.
“Riev, it’s okay,” Alicia told him. Riev had his qualms about it but eventually loosened up his grip on her. He let her face Ezekiel, but he still stood close enough behind her, tensed and wary.
Ezekiel paid no attention to him as he stared at Alicia.
Their eyes held each other’s gaze for several seconds until Ezekiel finally spoke.
“Give your blood to Zeres, Alicia.” He said.
Shock immediately painted Alicia’s face, unable to believe what this man had just said.
Alicia’s lips almost trembled. She was utterly at a loss. Why? Why the hell was this man saying this?!
Riev’s first move was to grab Alicia back to his arm, shielding her, as he bared his fangs at Ezekiel. Riev couldn’t
believe he was actually doing this, baring his fangs towards the man he swore to protect since he was young. But
he reasoned things out for himself. This was Ezekiel’s fault because he was suddenly appearing to be siding with
the enemy. Something that Riev couldn’t accept and believe. Moreover, this same man was the one who ordered
him to protect the witch queen. In fact, since the battle in Frost Town, the last order that Ezekiel had ordered and
entrusted to his elite army was to protect Abigail, and he personally appointed Riev to protect and assist Alicia.
And now, this was happening. How did it end up like this in the first place? Was he really going to protect the
witch queen against the same man who gave him that order? He felt his whole mind spin and tilt – still trying to
grasp on to the reality of the situation which is confronting him. Is there some hidden agenda that Ezekiel is gunning for? What the hell is going on?