("Remember you can't interfere with the war..") The system could sense the rage building up within him, so it quickly reminded.
Gustav recalled the conversation at the tent base of operations where the officers had advised him several times not to interfere with battles happening between citizens or situations like this unless he was directly involved.
According to them he staying hidden most times was the best, so he wouldn't attract attention to himself.
His power level was among the highest that could be found within the city, so it would pretty much get suspicious if he kept revealing himself, which was why they advised him to only battle in situations where he couldn't escape from.
'I know... I wasn't gonna interefere anyways,' Gustav answered without showing any expression whatsoever.
The system remained silent after hearing that, and they kept watching what was going on.
The leader of the group started walking in circles around the man.
"Or you think this still isn't enough generousity?" He voiced out with a condescending tone.
"Alright then, let me help you more," He added with a weird tone before moving towards the frightened kids.
He reached out and grabbed the head of the teenage girl.
"No! What are you doing? Don't touch my daughter! Don't harm her!" The father kept shouting out as he saw this, but two people from the troops kept holding him down.
"Harm her? No definitely not I won't do that," The leader voiced out, causing the man to calm down.
"Faskya, what do you think about her?" The leader voiced out while running his hand along the girl's face and turning her from side to side.
The girl had a lightly tanned face with beautiful brown eyes and curly blonde hair, and she looked no older than sixteen, but her face was smeared with dirt.
"Do you think she'll be to commander Fabian's liking?" The leader of the group asked while a big fat person from the troop walked towards them.
"Ah Sir Lucius, Once she's all cleaned up, her beauty will show... Commander Fabian likes them this way," Fabian voiced out.
"Alright, she's coming with us... Take her," The leader of the group known as Sir Lucius commander as he turned around.
"No! Please! Don't touch my daughter!" The father kept pleading along with the two brothers.
"Kiaarrh!" The girl screamed out as one of the men lifted her on his shoulder and started carting her away.
She struggled, kicking and scratching, but she was no match for the strength of fully grown mixedbloods.
"I have assisted you once again. Now, you only have two mouths to feed. No more complaints," Sir Lucius voiced out as he walked past the father, who quickly reached out to hold his leg.
"Please! Don't take her! She's only sixteen!" He kept pleading, but it fell on deaf ears.
Sir Lucius pulled his leg from the father's grasp and stomped on his head before he continued moving again.
The father ignored his bleeding head and quickly jumped to catch Sir Lucius's leg again.
"Please! I beg of you!"
Gustav, who was watching from the other side of the building, began to silently tremble as rage kept building up in his mind.
This was a parent that was ready to sacrifice his all to save his child; even though the odds were against him, even though there was no hope whatsoever, he wasn't giving up....
Gustav didn't know when he tightened his fist, causing it to make popping sounds as his entire arm vibrated.
"Now mind you, my boy, I'm not asking you to become a hero. Becoming a hero in this vast world is not only useless, but will also bring about your death. I'm only telling you not to turn a blind eye to something you know you can truly change.. If you see a person is being inflicted with the same pain you went through and you have the ability to put an end to it, don't turn a blind eye! You don't have to be a hero but being numb to wicked deeds and the likes of those who are a nuisance to the community makes you no different from the people you hate,"
Boss Danzo's words kept reverberating in Gustav's mind as he watched the father of those kids being struck down again and again and again.
The other neighbors in the vicinity also watched this cruel deed from their positions, but there was nothing they could do about it.
'Can you determine their power levels?' Gustav suddenly asked the system.
("Hmm? Why?") The system asked with a suspicious tone.
'Just do it,' Gustav commanded.
("Alright... The leader is at the Falcon rank while the others are ranged in between Gilberk to Martial. The gigantic one is peak Martial like you,") The system analysed.
"Hmm, got it," Gustav stated as he noted all twenty of them analysing them with God Eyes as well.
Gustav proceeded to bring out a fox-like mask from his storage device and put it on.
"To avoid them calling for back up I need to end them as quickly as possible," Gustav muttered as he closed his eyes.
The instant he opened his eyes back, a pinkish flame appeared within it.
The leader in front was about to kick the man away again when he suddenly sensed something and turned around to face the building Gustav was in.
In the next moment...
A wave of pinkish energy spread forth, covering the entire vicinity.
Plop! Plop! Plop! Plop!
Every single person within the troop fell to their knees as it made contact with them, the leader included.
"Wh-what in the wor-ld is this po-wer," He voiced out while staring through his helmet, trying to look for the enemy.
He and every other person in the troop were struggling to regain control of their bodies.
In the next moment, a white silhouette flashed by.
A loud blade-like sound rang out, and before everyone could understand what was happening, heads began to fall.