Once Human Now A Parasite Chapter 571"What? You don't want to talk? I reckon you have a lot of questions in your mind."
Sol'khin grinned at Arthur, he seemed unbothered by the glares he was getting and raised his hands innocently.
"Talk, Arthur, tell me what troubles your mind?"
He walked closer to the couple while adding: "It's understandable that you don't want to associate with me but you can't change the truth."
Lucy, who was standing next to Arthur, was perplexed as she still doesn't know the secret between her husband, Zodiak, and Sol'khin. She furrowed her brows and readied herself to fight only for the enemy to glance at her and say:
"Missy, I presume you're Arthur's wife, eh? Are you sure you want to get rid of me?"
In response, she tilted her head, becoming even more confused. She looked at Arthur but his expression was stiff and filled with internal conflict.
"I suppose there's no harm telling her, right?" He flashed a disgusting smile at Arthur before pointing at his chest and explaining:
"You see I, he, and Zodiak are actually one person! Hahahaha"
He spoke with a joking tone but Lucy could tell that he wasn't looking by seeing Arthur's grave expression. Zodiak, who was panting heavily and trying to fly in the sky, heard everything but was powerless to do anything. The last attack heavily injured him and he has to spend a bit of time recovering using his Dark Magic.
"You don't seem surprised."
He saw that Lucy wasn't as surprised as he expected. It didn't take her long to piece this and that together and Arthur discovered this not long ago or else he would have told her so Lucy didn't fuss about it and although it's a big revelation, that doesn't make Sol'khin an ally.
"You want to save your brother and I want your soul so how about a trade."
"Not gonna happen."
Lucy immediately rejected him and took two steps forward, her hand releasing a white flame that had the characteristics of both Ice and Fire. The enemy was impressed by the magical flames but didn't feel the least bit threatened.
Just as he was about to talk again, the space around his arm shattered and the jet black armor was actually destroyed. The spatial tear was even able to deeply cut Leiu's arm, from his elbow all the way to his palm.
This was the handiwork of 'X', who quickly stopped time around Sol'khin and attacked using the blade hidden within his cane. Unfortunately, before it managed to cut off Leiu's wounded arm, the cane was engulfed by a creeping darkness, which also froze 'X' mid-air.
A lightning-fast hand grabbed his neck, suspending the blurry-faced man mid-air.
"Honestly aren't you tired of this?"
Sol'khin sounded very angry as he tightened his grip around the helpless 'X'. He tried freeing himself but the monstrous strength was beyond his capabilities so all he could do was flail his arm and try to escape.
From afar, a blackened beast roared and lunged at Sol'khin, its long claws ripped the air and devoured everything in their ways. The Void Behemoth, despite its weakened state, was able to force its target to release 'X' and retreat. It was apparent that Sol'khin was very wary of Void Magic, unlike Dark Magic, which he can control just as well as Zodiak.
Sadly, the timely intervention was all the behemoth could do as shortly after, he was flung away just by one Sol'khin punches. Using the Nameless Knight's swift and resistant body, Sol'khin struck the monster with several punches, breaking a lot of bones and completely trashing it, basically beating it into a pulp.
When it was time for the finishing blow, a deafening explosion came out of nowhere and pushed away Sol'khin, separating him from the behemoth for a few seconds. G'am Tir, the weakest one of Forne's weakest teammates. He isn't as strong as the rest but he's still a clone of an emperor. For the first time since he entered the Red Tower, he unleashed his true power against their one and only enemy.
A brief golden light enveloped G'am Tir then he transformed into a shooting star which purged the darkness emanating from Sol'khin. The star went through Leiu's body, breaking the chest part of his armor and going through his body, leaving behind a gaping hole.
For the first time since all of this started, Sol'khin seemed very injured as he knelt down and coughed a lot of blood. He tried to talk but the gushing blood didn't stop, leaving him vulnerable. G'am Tir, who transformed into a man of blinding gold light, didn't stop after this attack.
He charged at Sol'khin again, with the same speed and momentum. Unlike the last blow, Sol'khin managed to raised Anduril and block the empowered G'am Tir, though he was still blasted a couple of hundred meters.
"This damned clone!"
The half-conscious Celes unleashed a last desperate attack in the form of a hideous death wraith which invaded Sol'khin's body while Forne mustered up all of his energy and used his strongest skill. A Blood-red bolt of lightning descended from above and clashed with the raised Anduril. It flung the weapon off Sol'khin's hand then hit his head, as for the wraith, it managed to make him hyperventilate and grasp his chest, clearly in pain.
In just a few seconds, Sol'khin was heavily wounded and bloodied all over. His body rolled on the ground and was soon engulfed by Zodiak's dark blue flames, which quickly bound all four limbs and sealed the rising darkness.
Forne's bolt of lightning did considerable damage, making the target feel dizzy for more than a minute, he was not even able to retaliate or process what happened. It was kind of Sol'khin's fault as he was proficient in controlling Leiu's real power and only knew how to use a few skills.
Celes and G'am Tir weren't able to hold on any longer and left the Red Tower, leaving only X, the behemoth, Forne, Zodiak, and the couple. Arthur did nothing from start to finish and Lucy stood in front of him, ready to do anything to protect him from danger.