Hellbound With You Chapter 531 – Shield
A thunderous roar escaped Dinah’s throat, drawing Alex back to his present predicament.
Alex knew he could dodge the dragon’s fireballs all day if he had to but dodging wasn’t going to help him defeat
this dragon. He had to attack, but how? Should he let his claw grow? Alex shook his head. No, a claw wouldn’t be
enough and he really preferred to use a sword even when fighting a dragon but how could he get another one?
Alex really didn’t want to go back up to the cavern because he was certain that Dinah would burn everyone to
ashes. It was best to keep her down here, away from his wife and the others for now until he could think of a plan of attack.
He was kept busy in the next second as Dinah blasted a few fireballs at him. Alex easily dodged them but he
knew this was only the start. When none of the fireballs hit their target, Dinah’s next move was to make it rain
with fire and then she attacked with a massive fireball as a surprise.
“Damn woman,” Alex cursed as he leapt backward from the oncoming ball of fire. However, just as he landed,
Dinah’s attack collided with another fireball that came from the dragon behind him.
Alex turned to see Zeres behind him on all fours, ready to form another fireball. Alex understood what was
happening and he quickly looked up at the opening high above him. He saw his wife standing there, clad in her
silver cloak, her dark silky hair dancing behind her. Her eyes were closed and despite the dirt and blood
splattered all over her skin, his beloved was shining so brightly like a fiery star on a dark, dark night.
A proud smile curved on Alex’s face. He could tell that his wife was now doing what she was naturally born to
do-, to command the dragon and make them listen to her. While he was admiring his wife from afar, Zeres threw
another fireball at Dinah and in the next second, the two great dragons flew up from the ground and collided above Alex.
This was Alex’s opportunity to exploit Dinah’s Achilles heel. Alex looked up again and mumbled a few words, knowing that his wife could hear him.
The next second, Alex saw Kai throw a blade down and Alex caught it with ease. The sword he had in his hand was the dragon-scaled blade he had given to Abigail.
Alex gripped it tightly and with one last look at Abigail, Alex joined the fight.
The fight was heated. Dinah was like a mad beast, clawing and scratching and hitting Zeres with everything she
had. While she had more power than Zeres, with Alex in the mix, she was on the losing end. Realising this, Dinah
roared and flapped her wings, zooming upwards as if to make her way to the cavern. Alex quickly told Abigail to
have Zeres block her exit and with surprising speed, Zeres flew past Dinah and came between her and the exit.
Zeres kept Dinah occupied while Alex tried to draw closer towards Dinah’s jewelled chest. His aim to pierce her
heart with his sword, hoping that it would wound her enough to stop her raging antics. Alex held onto Dinah and
she tried again to shake him off but Alex didn’t stop and kept climbing up towards her chest, stabbing her again and again on his way there.
The dragons’ battle was fierce and bone-shattering, burning the walls and melting everything.
Dinah was becoming more panicked so she kept trying to go back to the cavern to take refuge, knowing that
Zeres and Alex would not attack her all out up there for fear that everyone up there might get hurt. Her
reasoning was sound but that was also the reason why Zeres’ and Alex’s main aim was to keep the mad dragon in the abyss.
The fight continued with Zeres blocking her exit while Alex continued searching for her weakness.
Meanwhile, far from where Abi and the others stood, Alicia was in a duel with the last witch standing. Riev was
with her standing a few meters away. Alicia wanted to kill this witch with her own two hands so Riev stepped
back, still watching her closely if in case she needed help and at the same time looking out for any hint of danger that might suddenly come.
Alicia looked battered and weak and her heart felt the same. She looked at her enemy in the eye one last time
before she thrust her sword through the witch’s heart. When she withdrew her sword, she saw the witch finally
fall to the ground, lifeless.
The witch – the childhood friend who betrayed her – was finally dead.
Stabbing her bloody sword on the ground, Alicia closed her eyes and lifted her face towards the sky. Her chest
was heaving as she stood there, utterly exhausted. Her heart ached but she refused to shed a tear. Her friends
had been long dead to her since the day they betrayed her. This witch before her now was her enemy.
Her sword dropped to the ground and she was about to drop on her knees too when…
Alicia heard her name being called out. It was Abi. Alicia turned around and what she saw had made her eyes
widen. A burning dragon was going to land on her, as fast as a falling meteor.
She no longer had any strength or magic to move herself. Nothing was left for her to save herself and her feet
just stayed rooted to the ground. Fire painted her silver eyes as they reflected what was about to crash on her.
But then, Riev appeared, shielding her from the oncoming danger, barely in time.
He grabbed Alicia and tried to leap away but…
Hellbound With You Chapter 532 – Final Request
Alicia heard a ripping sound and a groan of pain coming from the man holding her.
Next thing she realised was that they were both airborne due to being thrown far enough that someone came
hurtling after them in order to catch them so they wouldn’t crash against the wall. The man who caught them was Kai.
Kai brought the two towards the place where Abi and the others stood. Riev who was bleeding from his fresh
injuries was being carried by Kai, while Alicia hung over Kai’s broad shoulders, both arms wrapped around his
neck to prevent herself from slipping to the ground. Alex and Zeres had tried to stop Dinah from entering the
cavern but the dragon was hellbent in getting herself out of the abyss and into the cavern. Dinah had gone
berserk as if she had lost her mind. Any attack wouldn’t work on her anymore so all Alex could do was tell Abi
and the others to avoid her. However, when he noticed the surroundings, it was too late as Alex saw that Alicia
and Riev were in the exact spot where Dinah was going to burst through.
Kai set them down on the ground and it was then that Alicia saw the measure of the damage that was done to Riev Dinah’s claw had cleanly pierced through Riev’s back, creating a large gaping hole.
They both knelt on the ground as Riev reached for her. His hands now shook with weakness as he held her, but he still held on to Alicia’s shoulders at arms-length, stubbornly not letting go. He was able to straighten up a little when Alicia called his name.
“R-riev” she called softly, her voice a little shaky, shock and disbelief pooling in her eyes.
He lifted his face with much effort to look at her, but even that little action proved too much for his battered body, causing him to cough, blood dripping down the sides of his mouth.
“Are you okay?” Was the first words Riev asked Alicia after opening his mouth, causing Alicia to bite her lips as she lifted her hands to touch him.
“I’m fine.” she answered. Her voice now a little panicky. “L-let’s see your wound.”
Even with just a cursory glance down at Riev’s condition, Alicia could already tell how grave his wound was. Her
mind immediately told her she couldn’t save him anymore, even if she had strength left to use magic. Because his
wound was just too big! It could not even be considered a wound that needs healing anymore. Dinah’s large claw
literally gouged out a hole in his body. Riev was a vampire and he naturally could heal his own wounds, but
vampires can’t regenerate like the immortals to survive this especially an injury such as this one.
But even in her own mind, knowing what she did, Alicia didn’t listen to what it was telling her. So when Riev held
her firmly in place, Alicia desperately looked at Kai. And when she found no help there, her head swung over with
glistening eyes to look to the others to help her so that she could do something about Riev’s wound. But not
only had Kai looked away previously, avoiding her gaze. Everyone else looked away too hearts aching but helpless.
“It’s okay, queen. You don’t need to do anything anymore.” Riev grinned at her.
Alicia’s hands visibly shook. Her eyes tearing up even more.
“D-don’t say that. Let me ”
“Please” Riev cut her off. “Please, listen to me instead.” He begged, coughing again.
Alicia’s numb body could only freeze, seeing that look in Riev’s eyes. She knew it was hopeless and she tried not to believe it.
“I’m” Riev smiled. “I am happy that this is how I leave this world protecting someone like you.” He said and Alicia’s eyes began to blur, Riev’s face no longer clear and sharp in front of her. “It was It was fun, fighting alongside you.”
As those words left Riev lips, the tears overflowed and tracked twin clear paths down Alicia’s dusty cheek.
“R-ri-i-ev” she could only utter his name brokenly but the man grinned at her again, as if he was genuinely happy.
“Sorry I am really happy.” His smile faded. “I never thought you would cry for me you’re really such a kind woman.”
Alicia couldn’t even speak. She now could not even say his name as she felt a large lump choking her throat up.
What else could she say when she couldn’t even do anything for him? Since the day she met this man, he had
been protecting her with all his life. And now, he did this and she could neither save him nor could she do anything for him.
“W-why? Why” she finally managed to choke out, her silent tears kept falling. “You didn’t need to do that I am not your queen you don’t need to sacrifice yourself for me”
Riev grinned at her again. “Yes. You’re not our queen, but you’re the most amazing queen I’ve ever seen in my life.”
His weak hands reached out and wiped her tears. “Please know that I will never regret dying for you for me… This is an honor…”
He coughed blood again and his breath seemed to come in short bursts which sapped much of his remaining energy.
“May may I ask you to hug me?” he asked but he forced himself to chuckle next. “I’m sorry that was a ”
Riev couldn’t finish his words because Alicia had swiftly moved and hugged him, shocking the man.
Riev soon let out a sigh of relief as he finally let himself relax in Alicia’s arms. “I couldn’t ask for more, queen Alicia. Survive this battle for me that’s my final selfish request. Promise?”
“Thank you. Can I call you by your name?”
“Sure.” Alicia tried her best to respond.
“Thank you. You really are one hell of a queen. I wish I have met you sooner.” He grinned once again. “But still, even if its just for a while, fighting alongside you and protecting you was really exciting.”
“You’re the amazing one, Riev.” Her lips trembled.
Their eyes met as Riev lifted his hand to touch Alicia’s face again, but he hesitated. Alicia held his hand and placed it to her cheek.
Riev smiled at her one last time.
“Thank you.” His voice now a whisper. “I just want you to know that you’re also the coolest woman I’ve ever met in my life. Goodbye Alicia.”
“Riev!!” Alicia cried out as the man finally closed his eyes and died in her embrace.
Hellbound With You Chapter 533 – Fury
A deafening roar shook the cavern but Alicia merely sat on the ground, silent and unmoving, with Rievs head resting on her lap.
Alicia was well aware of the chaos surrounding her but, apart from being drained and weakened from her fight,
Alicia just couldnt or just didnt want to move anymore. Her heart and soul felt like it had been ripped to pieces and her whole body was becoming numb.
Despite being pinned down by Zeres and Alex on the ground, Dinah kept attacking, raining fire over everyone
and everything. Her body was full of cuts and open wounds from being stabbed by Alexs sword that rage and
vengeance filled her entire being. The rage and hate seemed to have fueled her attacks and the fire that came out of her mouth became even bigger and hotter than before.
Zeres could pin Dinah down but could not stop her from breathing out fire and what was worse was that Dinah seemed to be ignoring the pain from the endless attack being inflicted on her.
The she-dragons eyes were locked onto Abigail and the bloodl.u.s.t in her eyes burst with fury, glaring at Abigail
as if all these things that were happening to her was Abigails fault. She became so engrossed in that thought that
all she could think of now was to kill Abigail and nothing else.
Alex felt the change in Dinah or at least, the change in her target. She no longer cared about fighting him or Zeres. Dinahs focus was now directed at his wife!
“Leave! Leave the cavern! Now!” Alexanders voice thundered. Kai quickly followed his instructions and went to grab Abigail.
The other remaining vampires were either wounded or exhausted. Even Raven had a burn on his arm, causing
him to be unable to hold Abigail anymore. All the others could do now was to try and save themselves and head
down the abyss. They all jumped into the abyss to escape the incoming danger.
Abigail, who was in Kais arms, looked back at the burning cavern and she yelled out in a panic.
“Wait! Alicias still in there!” Abi exclaimed. Everyone was leaping down into the abyss to escape the fire. The
abyss was also burning but it was much bigger than the cavern and they could still see huge rocks that could shield them from Dinahs fires.
“Im sorry, Miss, we cant go back there anymore,” Kai replied as he continued leaping away, moving as fast as he could to find refuge.
“No! Please Alicia is”
Abi could only bite her lips. She could see the other vampires following them and they all looked very weak. They
could barely move their bodies to escape. Raven was being supported by one of the other vampires. He suffered
a burn because he had shielded her from Dinahs sudden attack a while ago. She was very glad that he was still alive but even that small burn was harsh enough to render Raven useless.
“Alicia” Abi could only utter in dismay.
Up above her, Dinah kept raging, thinking that if she could just kill Abigail, then that would be a win for her. All
along, this was what Dinah wanted since the beginning. If only Abigail never existed then and now, then
Alexander would be hers was the mantra that Dinahs thoughts kept spouting in her mind. But here was Abigail,
alive again, taunting her in her second life. But this time, Dinah vowed to herself that she would kill Abigail with
her flames. She would turn Abigail to ashes. She thought that that would be quite a fitting end for last Dragon Keeper.
So when she saw that Abigail was gone, fire burst from her mouth, burning everything, melting the walls of the
cavern. Even the entrance had been blocked by a molten lava. The she-dragon had gone completely and utterly mad beyond redemption.
Alex and Zeres finally went all out in response to Dinahs fury with more merciless attacks, knowing that Abigail and others were out of harms way.
They still didnt know how to kill this she-dragon, so for now, their plan was to beat her up to a pulp until she
couldnt move anymore. That would at least give them time to think of their next move and to give the others time to escape.
However, Dinah seemed to catch onto Alexs plan. She knew that they were trying to pin her down for Abigail to
escape and the thought that Abigail might come out of this place unscathed while she was being tortured, made her volcanic fury erupt.
As if it was now or never, the largest ball of fire came bursting forth from her mouth aimed at both Zeres and Alex. Dinahs fire could burn the entire cavern but Alex and Zeres were unfazed.
“Zeres! Alicias still there!!” a voice echoed in Zeres blurry consciousness and his dragon eyes wandered around
the cavern. As Dinahs fire erupted, Alicias image was reflected in Zeres golden eyes. She was still in the same
spot, with Rievs head on her lap, as she looked back at Zeres. Her golden eyes werent helpless but still fierce,
almost as if Alicia was trying to encourage Zeres through her eyes to keep fighting.
The next moment, Zeres suddenly let go of Dinah and flew towards Alicia, protecting her using his wings.
“F*ck!” Alex was caught off guard. There was no way he could restrain Dinah on his own.
Dinah didnt waste a moment and broke free. Alex could only grit his teeth. Knowing that Dinah would go after
Abi, Alex immediately catapulted from the cavern down the abyss to look for his wife. He knew what Dinah
wanted, but he would never let it happen. Not again. Never again!
Alex dove and spiraled into the abyss and took Abi from Kai as he yelled at them to spread out and hide. Dinahs
fire followed him down. Seeing that Alexander had her target, Dinah flew towards the exit that the vampires were
heading to. It was still very far away from them and Alex knew Dinah would get there before them.
Dinah burned the small exit making it impossible for the mortals to cross. The soil and rocks melted and turned to lava before she smashed herself into it to block it entirely with burning debris.
“Alex” Abi uttered.
The situation was dire. The cavern had turned into a blazing inferno. It would only be a matter of time until Dinah
turned this massive abyss into her own hell as well.
Alex looked at her and kissed Abis head.
“I will get you out of here,” he said when Abi heard a voice calling for her.
Hellbound With You Chapter 534 – Only Hope
Alex continued dodging Dinahs ferocious attacks. With Abi in his arms, Alex could do nothing but dodge, making sure that Dinahs fire will never touch his wife.
“Alex!” Abi called him, but Alex couldnt even look at his wife. He cant afford to get distracted even for a moment.
He wouldnt mind playing with the dragons fire, but it was completely different when his wife was in his arms. He cant be reckless anymore. He cant even attack.
“Im listening.” He could only reply, his gaze burning as his focus remained fixated on the dragons attacks.
“Zekes speaking with me!” Abi told him, and Alex hissed under his breath.
“Zeke? Where the f.u.c.k is he?” he cursed, frustration evident in his voice. “What is he saying?” he then asked as
he dodged another fireball, causing Abi to yelp in surprise because of Alexs sudden and utterly fast movement.
But she quickly gathered her wits, and her grip on Alex tightened as she spoke. “He said he found an exit!”
“He said I must order Zeres to break the ceiling to make a hole.”
She saw Alexs brows creased. “We cant do that!” he said as he dodged another series of attacks. “The cavern will
collapse and bury everyone if Zeres break it by force. The ceiling is thick! And we cant let that woman get out of
this abyss, or itll be harder to restrain her.” Alex explained. Abi looked down and saw that the abyss was slowly being devoured by nothing but fire.
And she could see their comrades still down there. There was no escape for them. Vampires dont have wings to
fly. They could leap, but the ceiling was too high, and they were all battered and weakened to their knees.
“He said its okay,” Abi answered. “He said theres an ideal spot at the left side of the ceiling that Zeres could
break. He said the ceiling wouldnt collapse if Zeres will go for that spot. Its that spot where his voice is coming
from.” Abi pointed not at the center of the ceiling but the ceilings far left side.
Alex had just glanced at where Abi was pointing when Dinah almost got them with her massive wings.
“F*ck.” Alex cursed. Knowing that they had no choice, Alex could only agree before even seeing the spot Abi was talking about. “Okay, call Zeres now!”
With Alexs approval, Abi didnt hesitate anymore and she closed her eyes. It didnt take long for her to be able to
speak with the dragon. And while speaking with Zeres, Abi heard Alicias voice. Shes alive!
A moment later, Zeres emerged from the burning cavern. Abigail never heard Zeres voice, but the dragon was listening to her call without hesitation.
Hurry, Zeres our comrades are dying we need to get them out of this place Alicia too she pleaded, and as she
opened her eyes, she saw the black dragon catapulted to the ceiling at an almost impossible speed.
The cavern shook, and a hole finally appeared in the ceiling. Zeke was right. The roof of the massive cave didnt collapse despite the impact.
Dinahs attention was pulled towards the hole in the ceiling, and a deafening roar filled the vast abyss. The she-
dragon seemed to immediately realize their plan and her bloodshot eyes glared at Abigail with an even more
intense bloodl.u.s.t. She looked at Abi as if she was telling her that she will never let Abi leave the abyss alive.
Zeres, on the other hand, immediately flew back to the cavern. He landed before Alicia and tried to pick her with his claw when Alicia looked up at him with pleading eyes.
“Lets take Riev out of here too, Zeres. Please.” She begged. “This is all I could do for him. Please, Zeres. I want to give him a proper resting place. Lets not leave him here. Please.”
Alicia didnt know if the dragon could even hear her, but she begged anyway. She couldnt bear leaving Rievs body in this inferno.
“Please. I cant leave him here. This is all I could do for him” she continued, and before she could even finish her
sentence, Zeres moved and picked Rievs body as well before he flew out of the cavern towards the hole in the ceiling.
Dinah was too occupied with Alex and Abi that she ignored Zeres flying towards the hole. Her fire intensified. She
was trying to block Alex from approaching the ceiling as she continued raining endless fire.
A little bit more and the vampires on the abyss floor would soon get burnt to death. There was no more place left
for them to hide. Everything was about to be melted by Dinahs fire. Seeing their comrades below, Abi looked at
Alex. She knew she couldnt disturb him, but there was no way shed let their friends die like this.
“Alex! Kai and the others are still there!” Abi told him but Alex could only curse.
“I know.” He replied. He could see that the situation was getting hopeless for the vampires that were trapped on
the abyss floor. He couldnt save them because he had to save his wife first. It would be too late even if he returns
for them as fast as he could. Their only hope now was Zeres, but they needed a little bit more time, and they had
to distract this mad woman because Alex could tell that she will definitely refuse to let anyone leave the abyss
alive. She will rain more fire and finally burn everyone once she saw that Zeres was going to transport everyone
out of the abyss. That was why they needed something to keep her occupied while Zeres pick the others. They had to attack her. But how?
“But Alex ”
Abis words were cut because of Alexs sharp and unexpected shift. Her eyes caught sight of the hole at the ceiling, and Abis eyes widened.
“Mists!” she yelled. Now that there was a hole in this abyss, Alex could now control the wind to bring her the mists she needed. “Alex! Bring me the mists now!”
Hellbound With You Chapter 535 – Howl
A gush of wind began to enter the hole, carrying thick mists along with it.
Abi didnt waste a second and called the mists towards her and then directed it to the vampires on the abyss
floor. She had to save their comrades first before the fire killed them all. Keeping them alive was currently her top priority until Zeres finally comes to pick them up.
With that thought in mind, Abi didnt turn the mists into weapons. Instead, she focused her thoughts and directed
the thick mists to extinguish the fire that was about to devour the vampires.
But Dinah would not just stand idle and watch her do that. The she-dragon then breathed more fire, so Abi was
forced to face her as inferno at the same time, still trying to extinguish the fires which were ablaze all around the
abyss floor. Perhaps, it was out of desperation, but Abi actually managed to do two things at the same time. She
was able to continue making the mists extinguish some fires on the ground while turning some of the other mists
in the air into weapons. Abi never tried this before so even she was shocked that she could actually pull this out.
Even Alexs lips curved up, looking at his wife with proud eyes.
Dinah growled and she started to aim her flames at Abi again. Abi saw that there was now a safe spot for the
vampires to stay so she finally focused her full attention to the raging dragon.
With the help of Alex, Abi called on more mists and it seemed like a stream of white clouds continued entering
the hole. Abi turned the mists into more weapons. They had to distract her now so Zeres could come down and pick everyone.
Completely surrounded with thousands of crystalized weapons, the she-dragons muzzle opened even wider to
breathe an even larger ball of fire to melt the weapons that were surrounding. However, before the fire came out, Abis crystalized ice weapon hurtled towards Dinah.
Knowing that the fire was late in coming, Dinah used her wings to stop the weapons from reaching her. But many
still managed to pierce through her leathered wings and before she could gather her wits, another batch of crystalized ice weapon appeared again.
The she-dragon tried to burn down everything and anything that was in her sight before they could even reach
her. But many survived her fire and those razor-sharp ice spears managed to pierce through her body, causing
the she-dragon to rumble out another series of earth-shattering growls as she tried to dodge and let out more fire everywhere.
The crystalized weapons didnt stop coming. Abi wasnt going to give her a chance to recuperate. And their plan
was working. The dragon was now preoccupied in her focus on burning and melting the hundreds of weapons attacking her and didnt seem to notice Zeres flying behind her.
The vampires on the ground were awed by the incredibly overwhelming and jaw-dropping show they were
seeing. The couple above them were just too powerful when they fight together. But too bad, the vampires did
not have the luxury to admire the fight any further because they had to leave now. They knew that that she-
dragon was a ticking time bomb. They also knew that Abigail and Alexander were trying to save their asses before they all would be turned into ashes.
As Abi continued the attack, Zeres finally landed down in the abyss floor. The vampires didnt waste a moment
and quickly climbed onto the dragons back, holding on to its black spikes. They couldnt believe they were going
to ride a real dragon! But they neither have the luxury nor the time to feel the thrill and they were too weak to
even yell. All they could do now was cling onto the dragon with whatever little strength left that they could muster.
A stray ball of fire that came from the raging she-dragon headed towards them but thankfully, Zeres managed to dodge it and if flew up towards the hole in the ceiling.7
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“Alex. How can we kill her? I have stabbed her with your sword. I am certain it pierced her heart but she didnt die!
It somehow seems like I cant kill her, Alex!” Abi told Alex. Her eyes still focused on Dinah as she continued creating more crystal weapons to attack her.
Alexs brows furrowed. “Maybe, theres something we must do in order for it work!” Alex could only reply but it was obvious, he was as clueless as Abi on what it was.
But what Alex said made Abi remember something and her eyes widened. She momentarily lost focus, giving Dinah a chance to spit fire towards them, which Alex immediately dodged.
“My blood! Remember when I gave you the sword to kill Lexus?” she said and Alex narrowed his eyes. That was right. Back then, Abigail spilled her blood on the swords blade before giving it to him.
Without waiting for Alexs approval, Abi took the sword from him. Abi wounded her own arm and let her blood drip on the blade.
She looked at Alex with a fierce and brave gaze.
“Help me stab this to her chest, Alex. And we need to be sure to drive it deep,” she said but Alex looked hesitant.
Having Abi get close to that mad dragon was the last thing Alex wanted to do. No, he would never want to let
her get close to her. But his wifes eyes were determined and pleading.
“I can do this Alex. Dont worry. Arent you here to keep me safe?”
“Thats too risky Abigail. I can survive her fire but you cant!”
“But Alex, this might be the only way!”
“No.” Alex argued. “Lets wait for Zeres. Hell distract Dinah and Ill help you attack her.”
As Alex said those, Zeres did come back and he crashed landed on Dinah. The two dragons fell, and the earth
shook tremendously. Zeres pinned the she-dragon down to the ground.
And that was the opportunity Alex was waiting for. Alex moved with Abi in his arms, fast as a lightning and before
the dust could even settle down, they were already standing on top of Dinahs bejeweled chest.
A blood-curling howl followed the quake as Abi shoved the sword on the she-dragons chest with Alex helping
her to push it deeper with his hands at the base of the hilt.
Hellbound With You Chapter 536 – Dance
A horrifying and blood-curdling roar filled the abyss as the she-dragon trashed and wailed. Perhaps, due to her
desperation in struggling to free herself from the sword impaled deep in her bejewelled chest, Dinahs power
seemed to be dramatically increased that Alex had to quickly pull Abi away to safety.
The she-dragons fire blasted at them and Alex used his body to shield Abigail. As the fire hit them, Alexs
powerful aura sparked silver with bits of amber around their bodies protecting them from not just the flames but
also the intense heat wave that shimmered around. They didnt even have the time to pull the sword out of the dragons chest.
As Alex flew upwards with Abi, they glanced back to the dragons on the abyss floor. Zeres was doing a good job
in his effort in restraining Dinah but they could tell that Dinahs strength do not seem to be decreasing in the
least. She instead seemed to be growing even stronger. Fury and desperation consumed her, and she was now nothing but a mindless killing monster.
“I-its not working?” Abi stammered. This was truly their last hope. If this could not even kill Dinah, what on earth
could kill her? Was it really impossible?
“I dont know. But perhaps, there is one last thing we can try. We need to find an opportunity to get close and pull
the sword out.” Alex replied. They could see that Zeres was showing signs of him struggling to keep Dinah under
control. Dinahs power suddenly became too overwhelming. “Ill get you out of here now before that woman escape Zeres grip.”
Alex emerged from the hole with Abi held securely in his arms and landed on the ground. No matter what, she is
the most precious thing in this existence to him, thus her safety is his utmost priority without her, he might as
well destroy everything and drag everyone and everything to hell in eternal damnation. They saw the others scattered around, laying on their back.
He put Abi down, and kissed her forehead.
“Ill go and end her. Stay here. Dont ever go close to the hole.” Alex whispered.
“Please take care, Alex.” Abi replied and a seductive smirk flashed on Alexs face one only reserved for Abi.
“I will. Zeres and I will bury her here.” Cupping her face in assurance, he gave her another quick kiss that lacked
no affection despite it being brief, one more time. “Stay here and wait for me.” stressing on the word wait and giving Abi a meaningful glance.
No longer waiting for Abis response, Alex picked up a stray sword on the ground and leapt towards the hole. He
stared down, eyes now burning brighter than the sun. It seemed he had no choice but to go all out now. Now
that Abis in a safe place. He thought that it was time for him to end this.
He lifted his sword and his body blazed with staggering power. Everyone couldnt see his expression but at that
moment, even Abi felt goosebumps covered her skin as she watched his back. He looked as though, power from
the underworld had come and enveloped him. And then, the blade of his sword suddenly turned fiery as it had
just been dipped in lava. With those fiery blades, he jumped down into the abyss.
He whirled and spiralled towards the two dragons on the abyss floor, glowing like a meteor entering the earths
atmosphere. Alex reached the she-dragon who had just broke free from Zeres grasp and he thrust and swung
mightily, moving as fast as he was able, striking without reservation.
Alex felt power screaming within him, trying to consume his entire being. This time, confident in the knowledge
that his beloved is safe, he allowed it to spread through his entire being without any restraints. He didnt need to hold back anymore.
His fiery blade cut through the arm of the she-dragon and then sliced across her legs countless time over. Alex
was smiling as he did that. He looked as though the god of slaughter, residing within him had taken over. He
swung again, every attack too powerful, too fast, it was like a choreograph dance of the war gods, as Dinah didnt
even know where to aim anymore. And then out of nowhere he was in her chest again, stabbing her again with
another sword and pulling both the swords out of her chest.
The abyss shook again as Dinah roared, but she didnt fall. She let out fire like she was prepared to explode and
burn the world along with her. She tried to fly aiming to leave the abyss. But Zeres blocked her way and Alex
relentlessly attacked her. All Dinah could do now was burn and burn, until the abyss had finally turned into an inferno.
It was already daylight, but it was still drizzling and the clouds were dark contributing to the sombre mood.
Everyone was on the ground lying on their back except Alicia and Abigail. The men were all covered with wounds all over, even Alicia was not spared of it.
Abi just stood there, looking at the hole where her husband had jumped into. She could tell that fire had
swallowed the abyss as if it had become hell itself. They could feel the constant earthquakes and they could only imagine how fierce the battle was inside the hole.
The thought that the sword couldnt kill Dinah made Abi felt fear inside her chest. What should they do? Why cant
she kill the dragon? Was it because she was no longer a real dragon keeper? But she was! She could control
Zeres and the mists too. Or could it be that her blood was no longer effective because the blood flowing in her veins wasnt pure keepers blood anymore?
She was utterly at an unease. They must kill Dinah. They must find a way to kill that immortal woman or this battle will never, ever, end.
As Abi tugged on her hair, someones presence pulled at her attention and when she lifted her face and looked at him, her hands on her hair slowly dropped.
“E-ezekiel.” she stuttered in a broken whisper as their eyes met.
Hellbound With You Chapter 537 – Lifeline
Zeke stood there, no longer wearing that black coat. He didnt look weakened nor hurt despite his intense fight against Alex hours ago. It seemed he was fully healed now.
Abi had so much to say and ask him but Zekes cold eyes were full of intensity. They were calm as always, but why did Abi feel like something was wrong with him?
He took a step towards her. Abi didnt know why but her heart started to race. She felt the need to step back.
Why? she asked herself but Abi quickly shook her head. Why would she feel scared? Even though Abis trust in
him was a little shaken when she saw how he fought against Alex hours ago, she couldnt forget that this man was
Zeke, the man Alex trusted the most. They never would have gotten to this point if it wasnt for him. He was also the one who helped them out of the abyss.
But then, why was she flinching right now as he stepped closer? She could only scold herself, telling herself that this man was not an enemy.
“Zeke,” Abi tried her best to meet his gaze and spoke to him calmly. “It seems Dinah cant be killed.”
He didnt look surprised. “Its because shes immortal, Abigail,” was his calm response, causing Abi to narrow her eyes.
“I know but I am supposed to be the one who can kill her,” she argued. “And yet shes not dying even though I stabbed her heart with the blade that had my blood!”
A hint of desperation flashed in Abis eyes.
“Tell me, Zeke. Why is it not working? Why cant I kill her? Didnt it work for Alex when I stabbed him?”
Zeke finally reached her and he halted close enough to her.
“No,” Zeke said. “When you stabbed Alex, it was his memories and his human body that almost died and
disappeared forever. If you didnt give him your blood, hed be a full dragon by now without being able to return to his original form ever again.”
Abi was speechless and confused.
“Are you saying that I turned Dinah into a dragon when I first stabbed her? Then how about Zeres? I didnt stab him but he turned into a full dragon!”
“Because Alex is different from Dinah and Zeres, Abigail. Unlike Alex, Dinah and Zeres can transform into dragons
just by drinking superior blood from their race and your blade does not affect them. Their wound simply heals or regenerate very slowly.”
Confusion clouded Abis eyes. “That that doesnt make sense. I dont understand ”
Suddenly, Ezekiel leaned in on her. “I know. But you dont need to understand everything now, Abigail. Besides,
we dont have the luxury to care about the reasons behind what is happening to you and the dragons and why
things arent working because right now, we have a bigger problem. We need to think about how to kill the dragon. We cant let the world know about them.”
He was right. All this time, they really didnt have exact answers. Most of their knowledge were only based on
theories and logic since the beginning theories and logic that were soon proven correct or wrong. There was
nobody who could really explain the exact truth about everything and she understood that.
“But how?” Abi asked. “How are we going to kill Dinah?”
Her eyes wandered around before she looked at him and when she did, she saw his frightening dark eyes glaring
with such intensity that she couldnt help but swallow as she opened her mouth. “Tell me, you know how to do it, right?”
The man just stared at her. His eyes seemed to gleam with a baleful fire but his stoic face remained as unchangeable as marble.
Zeke stepped even closer to her. For the first time in a long time, Abi felt genuinely terrified of this man. “Youre right. There is a way to end all this. And theres no other choice.”
She felt her throat run dry.
And then the earth shook, stronger than ever that Abi almost fell to the ground if Zeke hadnt caught her.
The earth before them was blasted into pieces as the two dragons catapulted into the sky. The earth crumbled, creating a large crater.
Everyone looked up. One of the dragons stayed in the air while one fell back, falling like a fireless asteroid. It was
Dinah. Someone was attacking her as she fell. They couldnt see him because he was a blur, but they knew it was
none other than Alexander. The she-dragon was utterly unmatched and they couldnt believe it.
The next second, the earth shook again and when the dust settled, the she-dragon could be seen lying on the ground, seemingly half-dead as Alex stood on top of its body.
“A-alex defeated her!” Abi exclaimed, stuttering.
“Shes not dead. No matter how powerful Alexander is, she cant die. This war will never end. Shell rise again soon, you know that.”
The hope in Abigails eyes faded and as she met Zekes gaze again, her body and soul seemed to freeze. He leaned in closer and whispered in her ear.
“This is the only way, Abigail,” he whispered and before Abi could register what he did, she felt a sharp pain
coming from her abdomen as blood started to flow from the corner of her lips. Zekes blade pierced her body
with one swift movement, so fast that no one saw his hand move. There wasnt even time for her to flinch.
“W-why?” was all Abi could utter.
“Because we need all the dragons to die. These dragons lifeline is you, Abigail.” Ezekiel answered. “All of you
arent suppose to exist in this world. You and your dragons dont belong in this world anymore so I have to do
this. Youre the sole reason why the dragons rose from the dead and that is why they will only die once you die.”
As Zeke said those words, Abis eyes looked straight ahead and she saw Alex.
He was there, now looking at her. His triumphant and devious smile slowly faded as his eyes followed the trail of blood dripping down her body.
“A-alex” she whispered and tears flowed silently from the corner of her eyes as their gazes locked on each other.
Hellbound With You Chapter 538 – His Hear
Ezekiel pulled the sword out of Abigail the sword once bright and gleaming now coated deep red with lifeblood. Alexander could see it clearly the blood-soaked sword Zeke pulled out of her.
Alexs eyes were like two bright suns that were suddenly swallowed by darkness. His heart shook violently within him, his frame trembling as his mind was still partially registering what his eyes were looking at.
His feet moved and he ran. Fast as he could as his Abigail staggered backwards, clutching her wound, about to fall. He managed to catch her just as she was falling backwards.
“A-a-bi” Alexs lips trembled as he held her in his arms.
“A-Alex Im sorry” she uttered, and Abis breath hitched. She reached out a hand to touch his face but before it
could land on his face, her arm fell to her sides as if she didnt have any more strength left in her. Her eyelids
fluttered closed, shedding a tear in the corner of her eye. “I love you” came out of her lips in barely a whisper and too soon, her body became limp.
Alexs legs gave out. He crumpled to the ground, his whole body shaking. This cannot be happening. How could it
be? She was just there a moment ago. He left her far above the abyss and away from the heat of the fight so
nothing like this would happen to her. Everything seemed to be happening too fast, yet there was this weird lag that is affecting him causing his mind to be moving in slow-motion.
“No! No!!!” A deep, bloodcurdling scream echoed across the plateau. Without realizing that he was doing it, Alex screamed his lungs out. In just one moment, his body, heart and soul crumbled into pieces.
“Open your eyes, Abigail!!” he begged. “You cant no!!!”
He was broken, completely broken. It happened again. Why? He did everything. Why couldnt he protect her? Why did this happen again?
The world turned into pitch black hell.
The thunder roared but he could no longer hear anything.
The dragons started roaring. Zeres fell to the ground. He, too, wailed like Dinah but they wailed because of the
physical, agonizing pain, as if they were being tortured by an invisible force inside out.
However, both their screams of agony were nothing compared to the roar Alex let out next. He roared the most
terrifying roar anyone had ever heard it made their skin crawl. Those who were weaker felt their marrows retract
and as if it dried up within them and their heartbeat became erratic and felt as if it were going to explode out of
their very chest. Even the dead might tremble in fear. It was an agonizing battle cry.
Zeke who was still standing there watching them without expression, was then hit by something.
The next thing he knew; he was pinned to the ground. The impact was so strong that it created a small crater. Blood spurted out from Zekes mouth.
“Bring her back!!! Bring her back!!” Alex screamed as he hit Zeke again and again like a mad man. Bloodlust and despair were the only things that seemed to drive him. “Ill kill you!!! Bring her back!!!”
Zeke was thrown to the ground again. Alex had gone mad and he was too strong, beyond powerful, like a
mindless, killing creature. He did not seem to be able to control himself, slamming Zeke into the ground over and over screaming at Zeke to bring Abigail back.
But Zeke didnt bother fighting back.
Zeke merely looked up at the sky, at the sunlight peeking through the thick gray clouds. He smirked and then laughed despite the pain the laughter brought him.
“Ah, Im tired of this,” he complained, as the madman kept coming at him, breaking his bones and forcing more blood out of his body.
“Bring her back!!!” was all Alex was saying, again and again, like a broken machine.
Zeke closed his eyes. He wanted to speak. Now that his mission was done, he knew it was time for him to tell Alex
everything but it seemed Alex could no longer hear him. He knew this would happen and he thought he had
prepared himself well enough for this, but this man really became nothing but a monster without Abigail. And
Zeke knew that no one would be able to bring this monster back to himself but Abigail herself. She was like the
light to his dark. If he was hell, she was heaven. She was all things good and beautiful to balance out the bad and
ugly in Alex. That was how important she is to him Abi was basically the heart to this monster they call Alex. Without his heart, he could only be reduced to being a mindless monster.
Between Zekes groans from the hits he took, a voice echoed.
“Alex!! Stop!!” the voice gently persisted but the monster didnt stop.
Zeke forced his eyes open. Blood was dripping from his lashes too. From his blood-filled vision, he saw Abigail
hug Alex from behind and the mad man finally halted. He seemed to perceive something from the red haze of
bloodlust clouding his mind, in that madness of him losing the only precious thing in his life.
“Stop now, Alex. Please. Im here,” Abigails soothing voice begged, and Zeke could see the shock registering in
Alexs face. Now that the man halted, Zeke could now see just how much of a mess Alex looked. Alex had been
crying the whole time he was hitting Zeke that Zeke found it hard to believe that this man was really the Alexander he knew.
Zeke watched as Alexander trembled as his fingers finally let go of Zekes clothes which had been bunched up in
his fists, causing Zeke to drop heavily on the ground. Alex turned to look at the woman behind him and like
magic, just the sight of her made the monster running rampant within him instantly subside and turn into a
human again. In the next moment, Alex fell to his knees, pulled Abigail into his arms, and broke down.
The half dead Zeke let out a sigh and looked up. He was truly fascinated and mystified beyond belief. How did such a fragile woman turn such a monster into an emotional man?
“Tch! Damn immortals! Get a grip of yourselves already!” Zeke complained one last time before he gave a deep, tired sigh and closed his eyes again.
Hellbound With You Chapter 539 – Prophecy
Just bare moments ago, Alicia who was still shocked at what she witnessed, came crawling towards Abigail.
Disbelief colored her pale face when she saw Abigail wasnt breathing anymore. Was she really dead? The earth
shook and Alicia looked at the raging Alexander, screaming at Ezekiel to bring Abigail back.
With shaking hands, Alicia cradled Abis head and gently rested it on her lap. She was too numb to cry now. What
was going to happen now? How did it manage to end this way?
Roars and cries echoed and yet, strangely, the morning sunlight peeked through the clouds.
“Abigail wake up.” She begged with her hoarse voice when someone stood before her.
Alicia looked up. A woman in black cloak the same cloak Dinahs minions wear stood before her. The woman
looked like she was in her fifties, yet she had that grace and elegance around her. Alicia knew her. This woman
was one of the most important figures to the vampires. She was only next to the vampire king. She was the
oldest of all vampires alive in this world and she was what they called, the prophetess.
“Prophetess” Alicia said with surprise. What was she doing here? Shes wearing that cloak. Does this mean shes
been here all this time?
The prophetess stared back at Alicia for a while and then slowly shifted her gaze to Abigail.
That was when the dragons roars thundered even louder. Their eyes fell towards the dragons. Dinah was wailing,
a dust-like particles were gathering around her in a spiral pattern, strangely moving upwards. It looked like the
she-dragon was decaying or to better put it, she was disintegrating. It was as if her body was slowly turning into black dust.
Alicia turned her head towards Zeres. The same thing was happening to him.
“What is happening? Are they dying?” Alicia asked, her eyes still locked onto the agonizing Zeres.
“Yes.” The prophetess replied.
Alicia dropped her eyes, biting down on her slightly trembling lips and looked at Zeres again. He was in pain,
wailing in agony. Was he going to die just like that? In so much pain again? He didnt even remember his real
memories yet. Why did he have to live again just to die an even more painful death?
Alicias heart throbbed in more pain than she could handle. It was suffocating. She could hardly breathe. First Riev,
then Abi, and now Zeres too? Even though Zeres was someone she only met for a very short time, Alicia had seen
his past, his pain, and his agony. Hes been suffering all these while, for so long.
But when she looked down at Abis face, Alicia finally cried. Maybe, it was better this way. That Zeres will die just
like that because Abi was already gone. She thought its better than having him see Abigails dead body once again.
“Prophetess” Alicia called out, not looking up at the woman. “Is this the end? I believe youre here because youve seen some prophesies, right?”
“Is is Abi really meant to die?”
“And Ezekiel was the one prophesized to”
“Youre right. His highness must kill her.”
Alicia gritted her teeth. “Why? Because the only way for the dragons to die is if Abigail dies?”
A cynical smile curved on Alicias face as she looked up. “But Alexander is still alive. Whats the point of getting rid
of Abigail and the two dragons if Alexander is still alive? You all know Alexander will never accept this. He will not
forgive Ezekiel, the vampires and the world. He will destroy the world again. And we are all well aware that hes
fully capable of doing that and even more.”
The prophetess looked up, staring up the peeking light.
“We know that witch queen.” The woman replied.
“Yet you still went ahead and killed Abigail, just so the dragons die. Despite knowing that without Abigail, the dragons arent the biggest treat, but Alexander.”
Silence followed Alicias voice for a moment.
“Youre right. But we have no choice but to fulfill the prophecy. His highness is aware more than anyone else what
will happen if Abigail dies. Still, he decided to do it, knowing that he might very well lose his life in Alexanders hands.”
Alicia shook her head, having a hard time to believe.
“His highness believes that fulfilling the prophecy is the only choice. We dont know what will happen next once
the prophecy is fulfilled but his highness believes that killing Abigail is the key to end everything.”
While the prophetess was still speaking, Abigails body began to glow. A pale, golden color enveloped her as the roars of the dragons echoed like endless thunderstorms rumbling across the sky.
Alicias eyes were wide. “Whats happening?”
She looked up to the prophetess and followed the prophetess line of sight. The she-dragon was almost no more.
Golden yellow glitter-like particles were mixing in a stream with the black dust that were surrounding her. And
with one last roar, the she-dragon literally combusted and completely turned into dust and Dinahs human body
could be seen lying on the ground where the dragon once was. However, the next second, Dinahs human body
withered in a blink of an eye, turning into nothing but bones. The black dust particles disappeared but the yellow
particles didnt, but flew towards them and settled on Abigails body as if someone had commanded them to go into Abigail.
Alicias head snapped towards Zeres and her heart stopped beating, afraid that Zeres had also turned into bones
like how Dinah did. He didnt. His dragon form was gone but his body was there. Alicia let out the breath she was
holding in. But was he still alive?
Alicias attention was pulled back towards the woman who exclaimed Abigails name. Her eyes wide as she looked down.
When Alicias gaze fell towards Abi, her mouth opened in shock.
Abigail eyes were open. She was alive!
Before Alicia could even snap from the shock, the earth shook. They knew it wasnt from the dragons because the dragons were gone. It could only come from one other person. The raging Alexander.
“Alex!!” Abi immediately called out as she rose. “Where is he?!” she asked, as if just waking from a dream.
Alicia couldnt speak and she just pointed to where Alex and Ezekiel were.
Abigails eyes widened. Hearing Alexs agonizing roar as he screamed at Zeke to bring her back. Abigail stood and
fell but she stood again and ran shakily towards Alex.
“Alex!! Stop!!” she begged, but the man was blind and deaf to everything lost in his grief and anger. Abi reached
them, falling on her knees and hugging her husband from behind, knowing that her touch would be the thing to
pierce that maddened haze of sorrow and rage he had trapped himself in.
Hellbound With You Chapter 540 – Shut up
Alicia watched Alexander hug his wife. His face buried in the nook of her neck and everyone could see his still trembling shoulders.
Tears silently fell from Alicia’s eyes again, realizing that they were all saved from the impending doom that must
have happened had Abigail not open her eyes ever again. She was goddamned relieved and glad that those two were back in each other’s arms again.
Was it really over now?
She still didn’t understand what just happened but the answers and explanations that she wanted could wait for
later. Because right then, even she felt like passing out. She saw the prophetess ran towards the beaten Ezekiel
and she prayed that that prince better still be alive and kicking. He still had so many things to explain and she still need to punch him at least once.
“Your highness!” the prophetess fell on her knees and when Alicia saw that Ezekiel lifted his hand and lazily
waved it to the prophetess, indicating that he was fine, Alicia breathed out a sigh of relief that she didn’t know she was holding in.
Her eyes then caught Riev’s body and her heart ached and then, she dragged her eyes towards Zeres. Alicia forced herself up and dragged herself towards the silver-haired man lying on the ground.
Once she reached him, she just stood there, looking down at him. His silver hair scattered on the ground. His angel face was so peaceful. As if he was only sleeping.
‘Poor guy… you’ve suffered a lot, Zeres. I’m sorry you had to suffer in this life too.’ She could only whisper
inwardly as she knelt beside him. It pained her that this man had to suffer such a tragic end twice. It wasn’t fair. He deserved better. He didn’t deserve a tragic end.
Lifting her hand, she was about to brush the stray strands of his silver hair from his face when the man suddenly winced. Alicia froze. He’s alive?
“Ah… it hurts…” he groaned. The shocked Alicia failed to react for a moment. Wait!
“Z-z-zeres!! Y-you’re alive?!” she exclaimed. She didn’t even realize that she blurted those words out.
The man forced his eyes opened just enough to see her and shut it close again. “T-that’s so rude, queen…” he
said between his gritted pain. He started to twist, clutching his shirt. He looked like he’s in so much pain.
“H-how come?!” Alicia blurted again.
“D-don’t know but… you’re really rude… ah, it hurts…” he forced his broken words and he twisted to the other side.
Alicia finally snapped. She was goddamned confused and shocked. Someone had better have an explanation
ready or all this will drive her insane real soon!
“Hurt? Where? I don’t see any wound!” she said as she frantically checked his body. “Tell me, what’s wrong?”
“I think… it’s poison…”
He coughed and blood flowed down the corner of his lips. His skin began to be tainted with a greenish hue.
Alicia gasped in surprise. How did he get poisoned? And this poison was from witches. There were no more
witches who could create poison like this in age! So how come –
A realization dawned on Alicia. She remembered that back then, Zeres died because of the poison he extracted
from Alexander’s body. Could it be that Zeres was still alive right now because he was still alive when his mother
gave him the dragon blood? That’s why Dinah immediately turned into bones because Dinah was already dead when she consumed the dragon’s blood?!
Zeres’ groans became weaker. The poison spread so quickly that his skin had gone fully green. His breathing
hitched and was becoming shallower. He was dying!
“Damn it!” Alicia swore. She had to save him. She could. If it was thousands of years ago, it was impossible to
save someone if the poison already spread to this extent. But now, she could. However, she had no more strength left to bring out her magic.
No. She had to save him. She would have been dead by now without Zeres. He’d save her and not just once. So
how could she let him die? How could she watch him die? She was unable to save Riev. If she failed to save Zeres as well…
Alicia shook her head and closed her eyes. She must save him. Those words echoed in her head over and over again and a weak green glow appeared from her eyes.
Please. Let me save him. She uttered inwardly. Her body was way past its limit. She felt like her body was
dehydrated and empty, no more strength nor power. But she still forced herself, desperately. As if to squeeze
more water from an already dry piece of cloth. It felt impossible but she tried, gritting her teeth.
“No… s… stop!” she heard him spoke. But Alicia ignored him. “Don’t do this… I… it’s too late… it’s okay, Alicia…”
Zeres’ broken pleas continued but Alicia still didn’t listen – rather, she couldn’t listen as her focus was so deep
that her mind had closed off all distractions. His weak trembling hands gripped her wrist in the hopes of stopping
her. However, the jerking motion of Alicia’s arm had him rolling away from her in pain.
Alicia’s concentration broke and she opened her eyes in anger. She forced herself up and straddled the man,
locking him under her. “Stop struggling you, idiot!! Can’t you see I am trying to save you?!!” She didn’t even know how she still had the energy to yell.
“Please. Don’t. The poison will –”
“Who do you think I am? I am the witch queen!”
“E-even if… it’s useless… too dangerous for you… you can’t sacrifice… yourself for me… it’s okay… I’m already –”
“Shut up and let me concentrate or I’ll smack you so hard you’ll be wishing you were dead instead!!! This is not
the ancient times so I can save you without killing myself!! Understand?!” she yelled at Zeres, rolling her eyes in
exasperation. He just wasted precious time when she could have healed him.
Zeres looked surprised and a little doubtful if what she said was true. But he didn’t have the luxury to even speak
or even think anymore. The pain was killing him. This familiar pain that once killed him was eating him alive all over again.
The glow of green shone even brighter on the surface of his skin. Alicia could feel the power. She was surprised.
Where did this power come from? Did she already recover? No. That was impossible! She almost felt as if
someone was transmitting her energy.
When the magic was working and Zeres’ groans became louder, Alicia opened her eyes. It was then that she
realized, her energy wasn’t coming from herself, it was coming from Zeres. How did this happen?
She could see silver lights emitting from Zeres’ body and entering hers. In exchange, the magic coming from her
hands got stronger. Alicia had never seen nor experienced anything like this before, not even in the memories
and knowledge of the past queens that was stored in her. It was truly shocking. She didn’t know this was even
possible. Was it because Zeres was a silver-haired witch like her?
Abi and the rest came towards them, upon seeing that she was trying to save Zeres. However, they stopped at a
distance and did not try continuing in their approach as they didn’t dare disturb Alicia in her endeavours until
Zeres’ pain slowly subsided – evidenced by the lessening groans of pain.
The green glow grew into a dome-like shield around them before suddenly shattering and the green liquid that
had been gathering in Alicia’s palm flowed like honey to the ground. Everyone was still and deadly silent,
observing what had just happened, when Alicia crumpled – right on top of Zeres.