The sun was scorching and the wind was warm, but Rhodes felt an inexplicable chill on the back of his neck, and his whole body became a little stiff.
He turned his head slowly and then saw a familiar figure.
What he saw was a woman sitting in the VIP seat very luxuriously. She was tall and graceful, with long beautiful legs, one hand was casually raised on the armrest of the chair, and the other hand was resting on her cheeks, overlooking the arena as if it was her own playground.
Her long smooth black hair was hanging down, and she was wearing a tulle-like black top with a wide open neckline, she didn’t have a big chest, but it was remarkable, exquisite, and delicate.
The bifurcation of the skirt was very high, revealing her snow-white pair of thrilling crossed long legs.
Her figure was charming and enchanting, and her face was very beautiful, with no traces of the years. She had bright eyes and white teeth, and while she looked at Rhodes and his friend from behind, she couldn’t help but smile.
Rhodes never thought that this woman would be so sharp, and it was so coincidental that the two crossed paths again!
So much so that for a while, he was a little dazed.
It was Koala who responded quickly. She almost instantly turned on the mode of acting stupid and smiled innocently: “Big sister, you are so beautiful.”
Trials have proved that praising women for being beautiful is never out of date.
Especially a young and beautiful girl like Koala, and, if Rhodes remembers correctly, Gion was not too young.
Gion smiled when she heard these words, and said, “Little girl you’re quite sweet.”
She had a deep and sharp look in her eyes, and because of Rhodes’ reactions, she clearly knew that he recognizes her as a Vice Captain.
It’s not easy.
However, Gion didn’t mean to embarrass these little juniors, and the sharp looks in her eyes slowly faded away.
Koala was very clever, she quickly analyzed the situation, immediately hit the snake with a stick, and started a conversation.
After all, this was a marine, not a vicious pirate, and seeing Gion in casual clothes, obviously means that she is here just to play.
Seeing this, Rhodes was relieved. There were very few scenes about Gion in the original. He was also uncertain about her character.
“She’s here now, if I show her my talent…”
After relaxing, Rhodes’ got a bit excited.
From the very beginning, he has set his path to become stronger relying on his swordsmanship as the core. Now that the power of lightning is the mainstay, this concept has become a bit embarrassing.
Only by apprenticing under a great swordsman and studying swordsmanship in a systematic and in-depth manner can he achieve a breakthrough in swordsmanship, otherwise he will be embarrassed forever!
Moreover, the energy of the book of knowledge will continue to grow with battle and practice, and the power of lightning will naturally continue to grow stronger.
“Little devil, you want to be my apprentice?”
Rhodes was thinking about it, but Gion suddenly spoke up, which startled Rhodes and Koala
“You… how did you know?” Rhode said cautiously.
He was a little terrified.
Once it can be said to be accidental, but twice is a bit unusual.
Could it be that this female great swordsman has some kind of ability to read people’s hearts?
There are examples to follow. For example, Princess Otohime of The Fishman Island was born with a Kenbunshoku that makes her hear the inner voice of others.
For a pure swordsman like Gion, Rhodes won’t be too surprised if she had such an ability.
“You don’t know how to hide your thoughts at all. You are still too immature.”
Gion smiled lightly and said with a deep, yet playful tone.
When Rhodes heard these words, his expression changed, and he almost instantly entered a state of concentration, Focusing his thoughts in one line, his mind was highly concentrated, and his eyes were as flat as a mirror lake.
Gion let out a small murmur and glanced at Rhodes in surprise.
She didn’t expect Rhodes to react so quickly.
What surprised her even more, was how profound Rhodes mastered the state of concentration.
The state of concentration is the basic state that all swordsmen possess.
A strong foundation, in a sense, can also be regarded as a talent. Most swordsmen must have a brewing time if they wanted to enter such a state, which can be as short as a sword swing or as long as a minute.
Only some top swordsmen, or even great swordsmen, can enter such a state at will, just like Rhodes did.
What she didn’t know was that Rhodes maintained such a state almost every night to temper his body. Of course, he was very skilled at doing it.
Gion pondered for a while and said, “How old are you?”
Rhodes first thought about it in his heart and found that Gion couldn’t detect it, so he said with a sigh of relief.
It is really unpleasant to be easily readable by others.
Thinking generates brain waves, which will radiate out. If your Kenbunshoku is keen enough you will be able to catch them and then gain insight into people’s hearts.
However, most strong people are able to restrain their mental will and achieve a state similar to that of a swordsman’s concentration.
Gion’s ability should only be effective on ordinary people, or weaker people.
“This shouldn’t be right. In a fierce battle, others will be able to read your mind if you’re having unstable thoughts. This is somehow similar to predicting the future!”
In a second, Rhodes had a more intuitive analysis of this seemingly terrifying ability.
Fear stems from the unknown, and after understanding it, it is actually like that.
When he was thinking, Gion suddenly said, “If you can beat everyone in this arena, I will consider training you for a while…”
“For a while……”
Rhodes’ forehead was covered in black lines, but Koala cheered in surprise: “That’s great.”
“With your guidance, Rhodes will definitely be very happy.”
Gion said expressionlessly, “Let’s wait until he defeats everyone.”
Rhodes glanced at Koala and found that her surprise came from the bottom of her heart. She didn’t seem to have any grudges against Gion as a Vice Captain of the Marines, she just thought it was good for Rhodes.
“She’s really a pure and sensual little girl.”
Rhodes sighed in his heart, but said very calmly, “Then please sit there and watch me, Master.”
“I’m not your master yet.”
Gion’s tone was very calm, but there was a hint of a smile in her eyes.
This seventeen-year-old swordsman had an excellent foundation. Such seedlings are rare in the world, you really can’t just ignore them.
Koala secretly complained, the smile in that old hag’s eyes was overflowing…
And at this time, the arena has come to a critical stage.
A big man dressed in animal skins, with a rough face, as if he had come out of the wild, was looking at the heroes in the arena.
He has already defeated seven or eight opponents who came to challenge, many of them were strong, and some of them even had Devil Fruit ability.
His Busoshoku Haki was extraordinary, his physical skills were simple but very strong.
He attacked like a fierce beast, extremely violent, and when he moved, he was like a cheetah preying, extremely fast.
Even Buckley from the Beast Pirates admired him.