An Understated Dominance by Marina Vittori Chapter 1185
“Huh…” As the crowd watched Graham hastily retreat, they were all confused. Their eyes widened in disbelief, and they wondered what had happened.
Graham, the respected grandmaster and leader of the Soul Reapers, had actually been scared away? What had become of his authority and dignity?
Lance hesitated before asking, “Master Thorne! Where are you going?” “I have urgent business at home. I’ll be back soon.” Graham’s trembling voice came from a distance, and he quickly left.
Graham’s earlier injuries from the Black Forest had not recovered. Now that he was facing Dustin again, he realized running away was the best thing to do.
If he ran into Dustin again, it could cost him his life. Making a wise decision meant preserving his life, even if it required swallowing some pride.
Lance was speechless for a moment. Since joining the guild, he had never seen his mentor appear so shaken. He wondered what could have terrified Graham to this extent.
“What’s going on? Why did Sir Thorne run away?”
“I… I don’t know. Maybe there’s a family emergency?”
“Could it be that… Sir Thorne was frightened?” Watching Graham’s hasty departure, everyone exchanged surprised glances. No one had expected this.
When Graham arrived, he gave the impression of being unbeatable. And so, Dustin’s defeat seemed certain. Unexpectedly, Graham fled without looking back. It left everyone astonished.
“That old fox runs pretty fast.” Dustin frowned. Graham’s unexpected flight surprised him. Normally, there would be a fight in the ring to determine the victor. But now, the revered leader of the Soul Reapers, a grandmaster who had made his mark on the world, didn’t have the courage to accept the challenge. Instead, he chose to run away.
Was this cowardice or adaptability?
“Why… What’s happening?” Josie was shocked by the sudden turn of events. Graham surpassed her leader in strength and could even match with the Boulderthorn leader. It was astonishing that he would flee without resisting.
Graham’s change in demeanor when he saw Dustin was disturbing. She wondered if Graham was afraid of Dustin, which seemed likely.
This raised questions about Dustin’s identity. Why was Graham intimidated despite his martial arts experience? That was a cause for concern.
“Are we … saved?” Lyn and the others were left dumbfounded. She had no idea what had just happened. Still, Graham’s departure had spared them from a crisis.