1564 Tearing The Medusa Apart In Rage!
Edited by Aelryinth
It was power, true power that could take away the value of human lives. Mo Fan’s chest heaved heavily as he stood there in this place built like a palace, specifically for a demon creature!
The deeper he dug to find out the truth, the bloodier it was. People always said that ignorance was bliss; at least they would not feel the sorrow and anger surging into their throats after they learned the truth. It was suffocating, and he was clueless about how to vent it all out!
“Mo Fan…Mo Fan…” a worried voice said from the dark.
Mo Fan did not hear it. General Ethan’s words were still echoing in his mind. He was unable to calm himself down.
“Mo Fan, Mo Fan, why are you here?” Fenna came up to Mo Fan. She was even more worried when she saw the blank look on his face.
Ethan’s men had told Fenna that Mo Fan was two levels under the base. Fenna just happened to have withdrawn from the front line to take a rest. She immediately came here without treating her injuries.
“Fenna, let me ask you something…” Mo Fan slowly lifted his gaze and stared at Fenna.
Fenna was startled. She could sense the chill in Mo Fan’s eyes. It was like he was looking at a stranger whom he should be cautious around!
“What is it?” Fenna replied.
“Did you know the military was raising a young Medusa!?” Mo Fan asked in a heavy voice, pointing at the creature lying contentedly on her bed of goose feathers.
The young Medusa did not attack Mo Fan and Fenna. She was inspecting them, as if she knew the humans would not dare to harm her. She even knew the humans would continue to deliver little girls to help nurture her!
“Well…” Fenna glanced at the young Medusa. She had already heard the series of events from General Ethan’s men. She was avoiding Mo Fan’s gaze. She finally said after some time, “I only heard rumors about it, but you have to believe me that General Haken and I aren’t involved in it!”
“But you guys are still turning a blind eye to it!” Mo Fan let out a self-mocking laugh.
“We…” Fenna was left speechless.
“We are weak and have lost our integrity, like a bunch of livestock raised in a herd,” another voice appeared, followed by footsteps approaching them slowly.
Mo Fan followed the voice and saw the old man in a black military coat from before. He had a hunchback, yet his eyes were alert and lively.
“General!” Fenna immediately came to attention and saluted the old man.
General Haken waved his hand and said in a self-mocking tone, “Saluting is a way to pay respect, but you no longer have to salute me after tonight. I’m clearly not worthy of you and your friend’s respect.”
“First General Ethan, who’s currently in the limelight, and now the highest-ranked General. The Egyptian army is really treating me quite seriously,” Mo Fan scoffed.
“I have heard of your achievements at Beijiang in China; a leader of your country told me about you. You do have the right to look down on us useless soldiers, considering what you’ve done…” General Haken replied.
Mo Fan knew what General Haken was referring to: the Great Pyramid of Giza! China’s Beijiang was recklessly invaded by the Great Pyramid of Giza; its line of defense consisted of onlya few hundred elite Mages and the Northguard Fortress, but they still managed to stop an army of undead that was a lot scarier than the one being sent out by the Pyramid of Khafre. Not a single civilian was hurt!
In Haken’s eyes, it was definitely a miracle. After fighting endless battles in Egypt for dozens of years, he was more familiar than anyone else about how great a disaster the deathlight of the Great Pyramid of Giza could bring to a nation!
“The people of your country must be extremely proud of someone like you, bringing peace to the cities without blood, dead bodies, or the cries of agony… As a matter of fact, our country has a reliable expert too, but unfortunately, he isn’t the aged old man that has nothing but an empty shell left standing in front of you. He is younger, bolder, has more power, and knows how to win battles better than me. General Ethan is Egypt’s Mo Fan, loved and respected by the people! Of course, you are only representing yourself. You don’t shout out to the people everything you’ve done, but regardless of what the people think, the gratitude that the people feel from surviving the disasters will forever be imprinted in their hearts,” General Haken said.
“What are you trying to tell me? Are you asking me to mind my own business, too?” Mo Fan asked impatiently.
He was in a terrible mood. His heart felt a stabbing pain whenever he recalled the vulnerable little girl Apas turning into a pile of bones for the sake of this war!
“I just want you to understand that the war never ends. General Ethan will forever stand at the highest point in Cairo, like the ruler of a Pyramid. He will never be punished for his sins. Even the International Military Tribunal would not dare put him on trial. The Holy Judgment Court won’t judge a person with a high rank in the military, either!” General Haken said.
It was sad yet infuriating. Mo Fan was disgusted by both the International Military Tribunal and the Holy Court Mages who had absolute jurisdiction over Magedom. They insisted on judging certain people to death if it would benefit themselves, yet when someone was still useful and valuable, they would pretend like there was nothing they could do, regardless of how serious the crimes the person had committed were!
Power and status… Mo Fan now had a clearer understanding of what Zhao Manyan had told him about before!
Perhaps the Cold Prince and Salan’s beliefs were not completely wrong, after all. These authorities were actually no different from them! They believed the deaths of some insignificant people were necessary to achieve their ambitions!
However, Mo Fan found the idea unbearable, something that he had an urge to tear into pieces with his own hands!
Is there anyone that is insignificant in this world?
Is there anyone that is really worthless?
Even the most insignificant person is worth everything to their family!
Did they forget that General Ethan was once hiding under the wings of someone else? If it weren’t for the experts that respected every person’s life and swore to fight the demon creatures to the end, he would have died long ago to the merciless demon creatures, before he even learned magic!
Mo Fan had always been grateful. He was so weak in Bo City. He only survived because of people like Headmaster Zhu and Zhan Kong, who insisted on protecting the city. It was the reason he had been willing to do his best to save the Ancient Capital Institute, and for his brilliance during the World College Tournament, and why he was unwilling to retreat even when he was facing the Great Pyramid of Giza!
One was allowed to choose between saving a little girl or a few thousand Mages, if they really had to make a choice for the sake of the big picture.
However, it did not necessarily mean it was acceptable to push a little girl who was supposed to live a normal life into a nest of snakes to ensure a few thousand Mages could survive. It was not a choice that had to be made, but a morbid state of mind that happened when humans compromised from helplessness!
That morbid state of mind was contagious. Mo Fan had no idea how many people were already in the same state, yet he would never let himself fall to that level!
He would not let Apas die just like that. He would never give up!
Mo Fan’s gaze suddenly sharpened. His eyes emitted silver rays, stabbing at the young Medusa like swords.
The young Medusa was tidying her hair casually, hoping that her hair would turn into snakes as soon as possible. She did not panic even when she saw the murderous look in Mo Fan’s eyes.
She was very intelligent. She knew the humans would not dare to harm her!
The silver energy of Telekinesis grabbed the young Medusa by her throat. It dragged the young Medusa who was combing her hair so indifferently toward Mo Fan.
The young Medusa did not resist. She was right in front of Mo Fan, yet she still provoked Mo Fan by hissing at his enraged face.
“You’re quite pleased with yourself, aren’t you?” Mo Fan asked with a cold smirk, staring at the young Medusa’s stolen face.
The young Medusa hissed again, as if she just had an enjoyable meal.
The young Medusa knew it was Mo Fan that had saved Apas the first time. She was trying to tell Mo Fan how delicious the little girl was. Most importantly, she was saying, “I ate the person that you desperately tried to protect, yet what can you possibly do about it!?”
“Perhaps most people in this world wouldn’t dare to touch you… including some Forbidden Mages. However, scum like you isn’t allowed to eat anyone that I’m looking after as you please!” Mo Fan screamed angrily.
Mo Fan poured the energy of Telekinesis into his hands. He grabbed the young Medusa’s body and waist as if he was trying to vent all his anger on her.
This creature was not meant to have Apas’ appearance! Mo Fan used his hands to tear the young Medusa apart with pure brute force!
Fresh blood poured across the blue crystals and white goose feathers.
The young Medusa let out a pained cry. The proud expression she was bearing had vanished. Her face was filled with fear, pain, and disbelief!
Scorching blood scattered onto Mo Fan’s hair. The viscous liquid oozed slowly down his face and landed on his shoulders and body. He turned blazing red in no time, yet his eyes were filled with extremely cold rage!
The young Medusa was covered in blood. She kept writhing back and forth on the ground.
Her upper body was twisting about, and she let out a piercing screech of pain. Her cry echoed through the tower!