Chapter 24 - Death Crisis
Because he moved at the same time Paul swung his hand, he was able to dodge it by a hair length.
But before Gustav could completely return his body to a normal position Paul had already raised his knee with force.
Paul's right knee was currently headed for Gustav's stomach and there was no way he could dodge it in time so Gustav quickly placed both of his arms in front of himself to block the knee.
The knee slammed into Gustav with explosive force throwing him into the air in a backward motion.
Gustav's wrists bones had cracked from the impact as he flew backwards with a slight look of pain.
[Regeneration has been activated]
As he traveled in an arc across the air, a notification popped up in his line of sight.
Paul had already dashed out again towards Gustav as he was still being sent flying across the air.
His fist headed for Gustav's stomach as he descended.
Gustav who was still in mid-air saw the fist coming towards his stomach and with no way to counter it, he finally activated dash.
'Activate dash!' He said internally.
The fist approaching suddenly slowed down a bit.
Gustav stretched out his hands towards the fist and pulled himself upward using it.
Using that to jump forward, he was close to colliding with Paul's upper body.
He suddenly raised his knee with force.
Gustav's knee slammed into Paul's jaw stopping his initial movement.
Paul was dumbstruck by the sudden hit as he stared forward, only to see that Gustav had disappeared.
"Huh?" He turned around with a dumbfounded look only to receive another hit.
Gustav threw a punch to Paul's face.
The punch wasn't as effective as earlier due to Paul's increase in strength but it was still heavy.
Blam! Blam! Blam! Blam!
Gustav's speed was too fast for Paul to follow so he kept getting punched repeatedly.
By the time he would throw his fist out Gustav would have dashed towards his back.
This happened until dash time was exhausted and Gustav went back to normal.
The narrative changed again as Gustav became on the receiving end without the speed of dash.
Gustav kept evading and receiving punches as he thought of ways to deal with Paul.
'I can only use dash one more time,' Gustav was thinking about how to make dash effective because at his current strength level he wouldn't be able to make Paul passed out within that ten seconds of repeatedly pummeling him.
Gustav received another hit sending him tumbling towards the edge of the rooftop.
He nearly fell from the top of the hundred-story building.
He stared at the bottom with a look of fear as he remembered the mountain.
He quickly came back to his senses remembering that he was still having a fight but as he stared forward back, Paul had already arrived in front of him.
Paul grabbed him by the neck and lifted him.
Gustav started punching and jabbing to no avail.
Paul moved forward while clutching Gustav's neck.
Gustav was now hanging by his neck and also hanging from the edge of the rooftop.
"This is where your life will end," Paul stated as he moved slightly forward again.
Gustav stared at the below with a visible look of fear on his face.
He was currently thinking of a solution as fast as he could.
He still clenched onto Paul's hand with both his hands while trying to free himself.
Paul arched back his left hand as he tightened his fist.
"Goodbye," He uttered.
Just as he was about to throw his fist forward Gustav muttered something.
"Add five points to strength!"
Paul, who didn't hear what he said clearly paused his fist and asked, "Uh what did you say? your last prayer?"
[+5 points have been added to strength]
Gustav suddenly felt a rush of energy coursing through his veins immediately after the notification popped up.
If he could see his biceps, he would be able to witness the physical change it went through in a blink of an eye.
"Well, you must have finished saying your prayers by now, Goodbye!"
Just as Paul swung his fist Gustav spoke in his mind, 'Activate dash!'
The fist traveled towards him in slow motion again.
Gustav clenched on the hand of Paul tightly causing him to release his grip. Still using that same hand, Gustav swung forward like a monkey and landed several feet in front, on top of the roof.
Paul's fist phased through thin air without making contact with flesh like he expected.
He noticed that Gustav had disappeared from his front again.
"Only eight seconds left so I have to make it count!"
Gustav's words only lingered in the air. By the time Paul heard it, a punch was already headed towards his jaw.
This time the sound was way louder than before as the tiles under Gustav's feet cracked due to the immense force generated back to his body after his fist collided with Paul's jaw.
Paul hadn't expected it to be this powerful so the force not only shocked him but also overwhelmed him.
Paul was catapulted backward with blood and teeth flying out of his mouth.
By the time he came back to his senses he noticed that the rooftop was no longer in his line of sight, instead, he could see the top of a tall uncompleted building gradually getting farther and farther from him as an intense breeze blew through his body.
"Huh? I'm falling?"
These were the last words he uttered before his large body slammed against the hard cold ground.
Gustav's chest was heaving up and down as he stared at his right fist.
'Did I just kill a person?' Gustav walked towards the edge of the rooftop and stared at the human body on the ground covered in a pool of blood.
Hung Jo and Ben stared at Gustav from behind.
"Monster! You're a monster! You have killed Paul!"
The both of them voiced out with a scared look.
At first, Gustav was very scared as the concept of Killing a living thing was very new to him.
He wanted to say it was an accident and it truly was but then he remembered that this same person was trying to kill him a while ago.
He turned around and stared at the two of them with a dark and devilish look.
"No one knows about what has happened here except for the both of you and that recording device over there which I will destroy now!" Gustav spoke as he started walking towards them.
The both of them flinched and Hung Jo quickly brought out his device and tried to call a number.
Gustav suddenly appeared in front of him and kicked the rectangular device away from his hand.
The device slammed into the ground and broke into fragments.
"Now you both, actually you three... but the other one is dead now so... you both have made me suffer, made me wish for death, make me hate my existence... wouldn't it be fair for me to return the favor!" Gustav looked like he had absolutely lost his mind at this moment as he grabbed both of them before they could run.
Cries of pain enveloped the place as sounds akin to slaps and punches rang out.
About ten minutes later when the skies were starting to darken Gustav stood in front of Paul's body that had its head cracked.
Paul would have survived had it not been that he transformed back into his human form before making contact with the ground.
Gustav squatted and placed his hands on Paul's body to lift him when several notifications popped up in his line of sight.
[Requirement for Bloodline acquisition has been met]
[Analysing Host compatibility with 'Beast transformation Bloodline' 0%/100%...]
[Analysis complete - 87%/100%]
[Host compatibility with 'beast transformation bloodline' is 87%]
[Does host desire to steal this bloodline - Yes/No]
Gustav's eyes widened as he stared at the familiar notifications.