A strange expression appeared on his face. “I’ve been waiting for you for such a long time.”
Then, his eyes fell on Ethan. Something flickered in them.
It was a mild surprise. He had not expected Ethan to team up with Peter Pan.
But he didn’t look worried at all.
“Die!” Peter Pan didn’t waste his time mincing words. With a thunderous roar, he charged at Mr Cedric immediately.
He had not recalled who Mr Cedric was, but as soon as he had looked at those eyes, he had known that this man was the man he wanted to kill.
Mr Cedric attacked the same moment that Peter Pan did, the two exchanging blows instantly.
The ground shook and the mountain quaked.
The castle seemed to be shaking too.
Ethan did not intervene in the fight. The blows being exchanged were simply incredible. Prior to this battle, Ethan could not have known that such terrifying fighters existed in this world.
The underground hall began to quake violently after Peter Pan and Mr Cedric had exchanged a series of attacks.
“Die! Die! Die!” thundered Peter Pan as he launched into a relentless and ferocious flurry of punches. He was using the Extreme Fist Technique!
Ethan’s pupils contracted slightly. He knew it. Peter Pan had studied the Extreme Fist Technique Manual before. The moves that he was using right now were advanced moves that were found in the Extreme Fist Technique Manual.
“You can’t kill me,” laughed Mr Cedric. “I played you like a fool then. I used you like a tool. Do you hate me for it? You should. You should hate me!”
He provoked Peter Pan with his words while he fought the man. Peter Pan’s face grew increasingly redder. One could even see puffs of smoke emerging from his nostrils. He was livid.
The fight was incredibly intense. Ethan was probably the only person who could tell what was going on in the fight. Any other person would only see a blur of shadows.
They were moving too quickly for the human eye.
The ordinary person would not be able to understand what was going on in such an advanced battle.
Ethan tightened his fists as he stared unblinkingly at Mr Cedric. If he were to team up with Peter Pan, he might be able to kill Mr Cedric.
“Ethan.” Mr Cedric appeared to have guessed what Ethan was considering. “Stop dreaming. Even if you were to team up, the both of you are still not my match. Don’t you understand? You could try it if you don’t believe me.”
Mr Cedric’s aura seemed different. He appeared invincible. In fact, he seemed like a completely transformed person when compared to how he had been inside the mountain.
He was fighting Peter Pan as well as provoking him and Ethan at the same time.
“Die! Die! Die!”
Peter Pan seemed to have lost his mind. His eyes were red and he seemed to have lost all reason. He kept muttering about killing Mr Cedric and was steadily losing his composure.
“This isn’t good.”
Ethan’s heart skipped a beat. Had Mr Cedric’s aim been to make Peter Pan lose his mind all along?
There was no time to think as Ethan charged out immediately. Mr Cedric seized the opportunity and sent Peter Pan stumbling back with a punch. Then, he rushed towards the coffin. His lips twisted into a strange smile.
He smashed his fist onto the top of the coffin.
The impact sent powerful waves surging outward. The coffin was instantly smashed open. Cracks splintered its wood.
Peter Pan nearly went crazy at the sight.
“Ah!” he roared. Before he could rush towards the coffin, his feet trembled. His face flushed suddenly. Blood rose up his throat. With a loud cry, he spat out a mouthful of blood.
Ethan was startled. He had no idea what was going on. Before he could get to Peter Pan, the old man’s legs wobbled. Peter Pan collapsed onto the ground and became still.
He had not expected the destruction of the coffin to affect Peter Pan this way.
“That’s his Achilles’ Heel,” Mr Cedric laughed like a man gone mad. “Without the coffin, he has nowhere to go now. Hahahahah!”
Before Ethan could reach out for him, Mr Cedric vanished without a trace.