Chapter 2251 Do what you must
'Yin Yang Explosion!'
Jeskli's Light and Dark Elements gathered around his body while his Dark and Light Divine Armor Skill was active. He used his own body as a wrecking ball, crashing against Romario during a moment of carelessness.
The Yin and Yang power over his body created a massive explosion that even affected Jeskli himself, let alone Romario. From afar, the twins could see Romario's body falling out of the explosion like a ragdoll. Half of his Archangel Wings were gone, most of his bones broken, and blood flowed from everywhere.
Rean sighed at that sight and immediately used his seal to deactivate the Slaughtering Formations. Only the trapping formations kept active. After all, he didn't want to kill his father, just like his father didn't want to kill him. He then sent his Divine Sense, which wasn't being blocked anymore since the Anti-Divine Sense Formation was off, to send his father a message. 'Give up, Dad. I'm not going to kill you. I have a lot of questions, and I'm sure we can reach an understanding. You can trust me and tell me why you are doing all of this. What is it that you are trying to achieve?'
However, the moment the Slaughtering Formations stopped working, a different item appeared on Romario's hand. It looked more like a Jade Slip, although it carried a different type of power. Romario took a last look at Rean, carrying a sad expression on his face. Nonetheless, that look quickly disappeared as determination took place. 'One day, you will understand...'
Those were Romario's last words before he gritted his teeth and broke the item. As soon as it happened, space and time around Romario went into a complete rampage, creating Spatial Rifts and Time Displacement phenomenons everywhere! It was far more powerful than any of the Spatial Rifts caused by Jeskli and Romario's battle until now.
Jeskli, who did not stop, planning to continue his attacks, immediately changed his plans. He turned around and flew away from the Spatial Rifts range, afraid of being swallowed by them. 'Is this guy crazy?! Could it be he is trying to suicide?'
However, that was definitely not his plan. Within the many spatial rifts, a messy Spatial Gate also opened. Romario didn't waste the opportunity and immediately threw himself inside. Because of how chaotic the space and time around were, it was impossible to tell where that Spatial Gate would end. Even Romario himself didn't know where he would jump to. The only thing he knew was that if he didn't die by entering the Spatial Gate in such a chaotic space, he would definitely appear somewhere else in the Universe.
That was the same solution the twins initially considered by using the Circutry Teleport Formation. The difference was that Romario was an Archangel. He definitely had a very big chance of surviving the journey by relying on his far superior Spatial and Time Powers. As for the item he used, that was to prevent anyone from enclosing him since none of the Spatial Rifts reached his own body.
The Spatial Gate disappeared almost as fast as it appeared. The Spatial Rifts around still lasted several minutes even though Romario wasn't there anymore. Nonetheless, it didn't matter since their target fled.
Jeskli landed on the twins' side, looking at the Spatial Rifts with a bitter expression. "Even I don't know what kind of item was that. It had the power to generate such powerful Spatial Rifts but, at the same time, protect the user at its center while also opening a Spatial Gate. Just who is he?"
Rean sighed, knowing that his father might be literally anywhere else in that half side of the Universe. "He came from outside this Universe and was the reason the Ruins of the Stars ended up like that. As for what he intended to do with the Universe Foundation Fragment, that I don't know."
Jeskli wasn't an idiot. He knew there was a lot more to that story. It's just that Rean didn't seem to want to talk about it. Jeskli also didn't insist. It is true that the twins were the reason the Floating Islands of Time were not destroyed, so Jeskli owed them that much. "I see... Well, let's go back to the formation on the top of the Island."
The twins' group nodded and quickly flew back to the formation at the top. It was still working just fine, absorbing the Golden and Silver Powers of Time and Space. "So, what do you intend to do here?"
Rean nodded before explaining. "The Floating Islands of Time is a t risk exactly because of the Fragment. Fortunately, this formation can be used to cut the connection between the Fragment and the Islands without causing its destruction. That's our best choice since we definitely won't be the last ones coming after this Fragment. There is a big risk the Archangel will tell others about how to enter this place, and then your Minokawa Race definitely won't be able to protect it."
Jeskli understood that. "Fine. You have kept your word until now, so I will trust you on that as well. It's not like I have any other choice." Of course, Jeskli was still interested in something else. "Now then, once you use this formation to remove the Fragment, who will keep it?"
Rean and Roan looked at Jeskli. That was the one part of the plan that they couldn't figure a way out. If Jeskli wanted the Fragment, they would have no power to stop him. "We need it. And it is not for a personal reason. Would you pretend to not see anything and let us take it?"
Jeskli narrowed his eyes. "You do know that a lot of the Divinity Realm experts believe the Fragments might be connected to the secret of surpassing the Divinity Realm, right? I'm also at the Peak Stage of the Divinity Realm, so I do have the same interest."
Kentucky then cut him off. "Senior Jeskli, we truly need it, and it is also for the sake of the Minokawas' Future. I can guarantee you that. Would you trust us a little bit more?"
Lily-Yu didn't quite like it. "Why should Senior Jeskli do it? With that Fragment, protecting the Floating Island of Time would be much easier. That would also be for the sake of the Minikawas' Future." She was also curious about what good the Fragment could do for them since it also carried the power of Yin and Yang, Dark and Light. That was perfect for the Minokawas cultivation, even though most of them are quite lazy.
In the end, Jeskli asked a simple question. "What could ensure the Minokawas' Future more? Is it being used by us to protect our race, or is it being taken away by you?"
Rean, Roan, and Kentucky answered without thinking twice. "It is definitely by being taken away by us. Keeping it with the Minokawas will, at most, offer some temporary protection." If the Universe collapses, the Fragment will have little use for the Minokawas, after all.
"Very well," Jeskli nodded. "Do what you must."