Chapter 335 - Retribution
"First, I will take what belongs to you and make better use of it," Gustav said as he stretched out his fingers towards the unconscious Endric.
As his fingers reached Endric's neck. As he was about to pierce through, the system suddenly spoke.
Gustav was late to sense it because whoever was coming was still very far away. However, the person entered his range of detection an instant later.
A silver streak coming from the south.
In the next moment, Angy was right behind him due to her quick speed.
"What are you doing here, Angy?" Gustav voiced out without even turning around or removing his hands from Endric's neck.
"He's your brother, isn't he?" Angy asked as she moved closer to him.
"I don't have a brother... I don't have family members," Gustav replied before turning his head to the side.
"Why have you come here? Leave," Gustav sounded very unaccommodating at the moment, which scared Angy.
"Don't do it... Don't kill him," Angy said with a light voice as she knelt down behind Gustav.
"What are you saying? Did you forget what I mentioned about showing mercy to the enemy?" Gustav asked.
"No, of course not. I didn't forget, but he's your own flesh and blood... If you kill him, it will haunt you forever," Angy stated as she placed her hand on Gustav's back.
"So what do you expect me to do to someone who was trying to kill me a moment ago? Angy, are you stupid?!" Gustav suddenly voiced out with a slightly annoyed tone.
Angy's head descended lower as she heard that as tears began to well up in her eyes.
'I can't let him do this,'
"When someone tries to end you, you have to return that gesture in kind regardless of who it may be... Mind you, I will feel nothing after killing someone who tried to kill me, especially not a so-called family member because I don't have a family," Gustav stated and turned around to look forward again.
His fingers increased in length and pierced into Endric's neck, causing flesh blood to drip down.
"Gustav, don't... Isn't he just a kid? Give him another chance," Angy voiced out from behind.
"He has used up all his chances. Now is the time of his reckoning," Gustav said as he stared at the notification that appeared in his line of sight.
[Requirement for Bloodline acquisition has been met]
[Analysing Host compatibility with 'Ambience Of Will and Space']
Angy suddenly grabbed Gustav's hand from behind and pulled it from Endric's neck.
[Bloodline Acquisition Has Failed]
"What are you doing?" Gustav stared at her as he pulled his arm from her grip.
"Don't do it? Spare him this one time," Angy pleaded.
"No," Gustav declined instantly.
Angy grabbed his hand again and hugged his back to her chest.
"I don't want you to do something you'll later regret," Angy said with a pleading tone.
"Trust me, I won't regret my actions... This is all for the better..." Gustav said as he reached out to grab Endric's neck again.
"Please, Gustav, just this last time... Please spare him for my sake. If he comes to trouble you again, I'll be the one to handle him myself," Angy pleaded.
"No," Gustav replied.
Tears flowed out of Angy's eyes as Gustav declined.
"For my sake as well as yours and the people that I care about or may end up caring about, it's better to end this nuisance at its infancy stage rather than for it to grow and become a bigger threat in the future," Gustav said as his fingers dipped into Endric's neck again.
Requirement for Bloodline acquisition has been met]
Just when the compatibility rate started being calculated, the system suddenly spoke again.
("Someone's comi...") Before it could finish, its statement...
A loud sound of collision suddenly reverberated across the place as a cloud of dust spread across the place.
A familiar voice drifted into Gustav's and Angy's hearing.
As the dust cleared up, three people in orange military-like uniform outfits could be seen standing a few feet in front of Gustav, Endric, and Angy.
"Gradier Xanatus," Gustav muttered as he stared at the familiar face in the middle of the two officers.
"As much as you want to kill him, you cannot..." Gradier Xanatus voiced out as he walked forward.
He stood right in front of Gustav and looked down at him.
"It is forbidden for MBO cadets to engage in death combat without the authorization of your Commander. You will get disqualified from the MBO camp if you kill him and vice versa... That aside, the punishment that also comes afterward is not worth it really," Gradier Xanatus pulled Gustav's fingers out of Endric's neck after stating that.
"You both are already a part of the MBO, so these rules apply to you..." Gradier Xanatus added as he beckoned to one of the officers to take Endric away.
"You are both invaluable assets to the MBO. With the great potential you both have displayed, we cannot afford to lose either of you," Gradier Xanatus stated.
Gustav slowly stood to his feet after Endric had been taken away. He had a look of dissatisfaction on his face, but he didn't say a word.
"Of course, Endric's acts here shall not be overlooked. He will be punished duly for his offences, and the destruction caused in this neighborhood will be taken care of by the MBO," Gradier Xanatus explained.
"You called them?" Gustav asked while turning around to stare at Angy.
Angy's head hung low. She couldn't stare into Gustav's eyes. Even without answering, Gustav already knew the answer to his question.
"Funny how you lots never noticed this neighborhood and never stepped foot in it to even assist them in times of danger, but when someone from the MBO with so-called 'potential' ended up putting themselves in danger around here, you guys suddenly show up," Gustav laughed lightly as he shook his head.
The officers' eyes widened as they heard that, "You..." One of them pointed out and wanted to say something, but Gradier Xanatus stared at him with a, 'Shut up' look, causing him to keep quiet.
"The funniest part is, the neighborhood was put in danger by him, and you still came to save him instead of the neighborhood... Hypocrites ptoi!" Gustav spat out after finishing his statement and began to walk away.
Angy stared at his back with an expression of sadness written all over her face.