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Chapter 918 For me

Heavy rain suddenly poured down as soon as midnight struck. Lightning flashing, thunder that continuously boomed and violent winds came as though the god of storm himself was visiting the castle, just without warning. It all came so suddenly that even a passerby would know that this violent thunderstorm was no normal occurrence of nature. It was clear that there was something more to it. Something supernatural.

The now empty castle looked extremely eerie as it stood there in the midst of a violent storm. Wisps of something dark also could be seen lingering all over the structure, very similar to snakes slithering around, in search of something.

In the dungeon, the atmosphere had already become suffocating. The air itself was pulsing with dark energy. It was normally dry and cool down in the dungeon, but now, everyone could feel that it was dense and laced with a smoky quality that irritated their noses.

An inky dark smoke swirled around the edge of the circle where Zeke and Alicia stood in, creating a wall of smoke that seemed to have a life of their own.

In the other circle created by Zeres, silver lights had also swirled around the lines. It was a seemingly perfect show of light and darkness. But tonight, the darkness seemed to be by far, stronger and more powerful than the light. The darkness was so deep and impenetrable that the light was threatened to be swallowed up by it. It was definitely more dominant. And violent beyond compare.

The darkness was getting more and more intense, the longer the ritual continued. Waves of darkness kept swirling, shifting, and thickening, especially within the confines of the dungeon where it seemed to be the source of it. The men outside the circle, including Zeres who was within the circle of light, could not even see the through the circle of darkness anymore.

Whatever that was happening on the inside, they no longer know. They were only capable of standing there, rooted to the spot and holding onto their breaths as every one of them desperately hoped that the couple was doing alright.

They shifted their gazes to Zeres who was still visible in his circle of light and saw him slice his palm, allowing his blood to drip in the center of his circle. Then the silver lights brightened until it became blinding.

Within the dark circle, there was also something that was happening. Alicia's body began to glow with a silvery shimmer. Even though it was only a small glimmer compared to the deep darkness that surrounded them, it was still enough to cast light and return sight to the two people who were within that dark circle.

But she could not be bothered about that right now. In fact, she hardly even noticed it.

All her attention was on her husband who was now kneeling on the ground right before her. She could feel his strength dwindling rapidly, like someone was forcefully pulling it all out of him. She did not even need their connection to tell that this loss of power was too rapid and too abnormal.

"Ezekiel!!!" she could no longer help but cry out, her voice trembling as she tried to hold back her emotions from overwhelming her. Fear and worry had been strangling her since he had collapsed to his knees a few minutes ago. "Please… what's happening?"

She wanted to hug and hold him in her arms, but Zeke was tightly holding onto both her hands, not allowing her to do anything rash. He was holding her hands as though he was holding onto his lifeline and that made Alicia scared to pull her hands out of his.

"Ezekiel! Can you hear me? Please, say something!" she cried. He finally opened his eyes at the panicked tone in her voice. His other eye was completely black now. Not even the whites are showing.

"Ezekiel!" Alicia panted when he suddenly flashed her a devastating smile, causing Alicia to be unable to decide whether to cry or yell at him. She was glad that he could still respond to her calls. But looking at the state he was in, and his eye color only brought on more trepidation to her.

"I'm fine, Alicia." Zeke tried to reassure her.

"You're scaring me." Alicia whispered out shakily. She did not want to worry him more when he already had so much to deal with. But she could not help but express herself to him.

"I know… and I'm sorry for that. But this must happen. I need to weaken to this degree… More actually." He reached out and gently caressed her face. His thumb rubbing little circles into her cheek so gently. "It's time for you to complete the ritual Zeres had started, Alicia. You need to bite me and take in as much blood from me as possible. Remember, don't stop until my other eye turns completely black too."

Alicia wanted to protest. She did not know she needed to draw blood from her husband. She did not want to. Not when he was already so weak like this! If she further drained his blood, would he not then be weakened to the point of being unable to fight back if anything went wrong?

But she also immediately understood that this might be the sacrifice needed to fully bring her back to life. Though Zeres and Ezekiel never told her any details of the spell that Zeres had found in that book, Alicia already knew there would need to be something precious they had to offer up as sacrifice. That was the way the spell would work. She understood this better than others. How could she not? As the previous witch queen, she dealt with so many spells before. Thus, could it be Ezekiel's…

Her breath hitched as her eyes reflected their anxiety and worry.

"It's alright, Alicia." Ezekiel muttered lowly. His voice was soothing as he flashed her another reassuring smile. "Don't worry… because I needed this too. In fact, I believe this is meant to happen because I would need someone to draw blood from me right now. I had initially planned to have Alex do it for me or if he refused, I would just make myself bleed. But now the plan has changed, so I need you to do it. For yourself and for me, Alicia."

Again, Alicia could do nothing but to obediently follow his instructions. She could feel him begging her to just cooperate. She could feel the urgency in his eyes even when he explained it to her so patiently. She could feel he was chasing time and that he was dying for her to just do it and to just trust in him.

Her entire being was reluctant even as she moved closer and opened her mouth to expose her fangs. And when she did bite down, her tears quietly fell without her even knowing.
Chapter 919 The gates of hell

"More, babe…" Zeke continued whispering to her in a soft voice as she drew on his blood. "Don't stop… it's not enough yet, Alicia."

Zeke could feel her trembling. Wanting to stop. But he could not let her stop. He needed her to drink more. When Zeres came to him and told him about the content of that spell that could bring Alicia back to life, while Alicia was asleep, Zeke had decided not to tell Alicia at all. Because the sacrifice that was needed in exchange for the spell to work was a vampire royal's blood. And it was not just a small amount. It should be enough to actually cause the vampire royal's death. In short, it was an exchange of life.

He knew Alicia would never agree to this. But like he had told her, he needed someone to draw his blood. Basically, to kill him – his vampire side. Because only when all his blood was gone, could both his eyes turn black – a sign that his vampire half was dead and that he was now nothing but purely a demon. With this… he would be able to save his wife and brother in one move.

"Yes, my wife… more…" he uttered once again in a pleading voice as he felt Alicia pushing away from him, as if to stop. "It's okay. Trust me, Alicia. I won't die with this, I promise. Trust me…" he continued coaxing as he felt her start to tremble from fear.

He hated what he was doing to her. But there was no other choice.

"A little bit more… please… I won't die even if you suck my blood dry, I promise you that Alicia…" His hand moved to cradle her head and pressed her down a little more because she attempted to pull away. "Please… a little more, my wife…" And to his relief, she listened to his pleading, even as he felt her hot tears falling onto his skin. In his mind he kept saying sorry.

And then his heartbeat stopped. Something in him pulsated. It was done. It was finally time.

Both of their bodies glowed suddenly. Light and darkness seeped through them both but never blending. And then, it was as if something had exploded between them. The two of were thrown apart into different directions. For the first time in a long time, they were no longer physically connected. Alicia was thrown outside the black circle while Zeke tumbled and rolled closer to Sebastian.

"Ezekiel!!!" Alicia screamed, rising to her feet immediately to return to him, but Alex and Zeres stopped her. Both holding her arms, preventing her from rushing over. "Let me go!"

The darkness swirled and moved away from the circle and gathered in one place, right behind Sebastian. A dark and massive vortex formed as the sound of wind and crackling fire echoed all around. Then a strong earthquake shook the ground. And it opened. The gates of hell… finally opened.

This was different from the vortex Zeres had created when he summoned the demons from hell. This was different because what Zeres had opened back then was not the gate. Instead, Zeres had created a portal that forcefully pulled the lesser demons out of hell and into their world.

High demon lords with stronger demonic powers cannot pass through those portals. They could only pass through the gate of hell which was this one.

"Alicia. We must listen to Zeke's instruction." Alex said but Alicia could not suppress her fear. When she got separated from him, she felt something awful grip her heart, as if that was not only a temporary separation.

Demonic darkness crawled and swirled stronger than ever that all of them could hardly breathe. The condition of the air was not something any normal vampire and witches could bear. In fact, this could even kill humans just by being exposed to it. It was like the air in hell itself was seeping out from the gate and forming a cloud of fatal poison.

Something so powerful came at them like a wave that Zeres had to summon a strong shield and Alex had to control the wind to go against the demonic magic for protection. It was so strong that it even sliced and cut the skin.

The power was from Zeke. He was right there, drawing in all the demonic powers from his brother. He was standing right behind Sebastian. His hand was curled in a claw-like manner over Sebastian's head.

Zeke's wings had already been spread out behind him. Both his eyes were so black, even his breath rolled out of his mouth as inky black smoke. He looked and felt so powerful. The earth continued shaking and they could only watch on in a mixture of awe and fear. They had never thought this was the extent of Zeke's demonic powers. He could easily pass as the lord of darkness now.

The gate of hell behind him went from storm to the highest category hurricane. And then Zeke began to shout. His black veins bulging, threatening to burst from taking in too much demonic power.

Whatever he was trying to do next had sent everyone's heart hammering. Alicia's had officially stopped. All she wanted was to go and stop him. Because she felt that… just by looking at him right now… it was very clear that his power was getting out of control.

"Let… go…" Alicia shouted at the two who were still restraining her. "Let go!!!"

Zeres looked at Alex. Alex gritted his teeth. It would be impossible to stop Alicia without hurting her if she decides to break free. And Alex did not like what was happening now.

"Let go!!" Alicia begged and that had Alex shutting his eyes close before finally nodding to Zeres. He could stop anyone and keep his promise. But Alicia is… Alex just could not. He knew full well what it felt like being in her situation right now. He understood.

So, they let her go.

But before she could reach him, the gate suddenly closed, taking Zeke with it.

"EZEKIELLLL!!!" Alicia's shrill scream echoed loudly in the sudden silence.
Chapter 920 What had gone wrong?

Caught between denial and intense terror, Alicia could only stand where she was, staring at the fading remnants of black smoke before her. She could not even make herself understand what had just happened. The gate of hell was suddenly gone…? Ezekiel… her love… her husband. He too, had disappeared along with the gate.

She fisted her hands into her hair, muttering to herself that this was another nightmare. There was no way that this could be real. She just needed to wait for a few seconds, and soon she would wake up in Ezekiel's arms again, tangled with him in their bed. But seconds stretched into minutes. Yet nothing happened. Her heart seemed to be stretched taut and was on the edge of splitting into two.

"No!!!" she screamed again. This is not happening! He had asked her to trust in him, that all would be well. Stretching her arms forward, twin beams of light shot forth from her palms. It was an energy so powerful it filled the whole dungeon. Only this time, it was no longer coming from the demonic darkness. It was a powerful magic only a silver haired witch could ever wield. Her still glowing body had brightened even more as her powers strengthened to a dangerous degree. Until her dark hair started to bleach itself and turned a shimmery silver again. Her appearance was also returning to what it was when she was the witch queen except for her eyes which was now as red as blood. The type of crimson red that belonged only to the vampire royals. All of those who were watching on in the dungeon were trying to hold their ground as they felt the pressure coming off in waves due to the escalating power unleashed by Alicia.

"What the hell??! Her power's getting more dangerous!" Alex exclaimed loudly, glancing over at Zeres who was still standing within his own circle. "What is she trying to do?" he shouted at Zeres, wanting an answer.

Zeres had a grave expression on his face, indicating that whatever Alicia was trying to do right now was nothing but bad news. "She is attempting to open the gates of hell again. On her own." Zeres replied grimly, gritting his teeth.

"What? She can do that?" Alex's eyes widened at Zeres' words. He did not expect that Alicia had the power nor the knowledge to do such a thing.

"We need to stop her." Zeres did not bother answering Alex. His body glowed with bright silvery lights as well and he stepped out of his circle and approached Alicia. Everyone else held their breaths as they looked on, only to jerk in shock when they saw Zeres being thrown back when he tried to cross a certain space around her.

Landing hard on the ground, Zeres clenched his fists. She was so strong now. Her magic… he could hardly believe how powerful she had become. He could not believe that even he could not touch her. Her magic was even stronger than his right now. At this rate, he might never be able to defeat Alicia without shifting himself into his dragon form! It was amazing yet at the same time frightening to see how insane her power levels were right now.

"Shit!" Zeres cursed. "She's too strong! I can't even get near her!"

"Tell me, Zeres! Can she even open the gates of hell?" Alex asked again. He needed a verbal response from Zeres.

"It's supposed to be impossible… But with her current powers, she might actually be able to do it. Still, I'm afraid that she might hurt herself in the process. She'll die if anything goes wrong! She's not an immortal like us!" Zeres kept his eyes trained on Alicia but answered Alex all the same.

Alex looked at her. He knew that Alicia was always a rational woman. She was never a woman who would rush carelessly into anything. But right now… she had been overcome with emotions. And he knew full well how someone in her situation would think. They just do not think. The only thing Alicia wanted to do now was to save her beloved. And the thing was that she had the power and capability of doing it. She would not even care if it would kill her eventually as long as she could save her loved one. Worst thing was… no one could possibly stop her at this point unless they use brute force.

'Zeke, you idiot!' Alex's jaws clenched. Even he could still not believe what had just happened. Did something go wrong? Was there something that Zeke miscalculated? He had been watching Zeke so closely because he felt an unease gnawing in his gut. And it was only because he was paying such close attention that he saw it. It did not escape his notice at how Zeke seemed surprised at the overwhelming power stored within Sebastian. Did he really not expect that amount of power? It was hard for Alex to believe that that was the case. Simply because this was Zeke. He never makes mistakes. Everyone else does but he does not. His calculations were always right and done meticulously. His plans always succeeded no matter how impossible it may seem. So why now? What had gone wrong? Did he really miscalculate?

Alicia's magic strengthened to an impossible degree. The usual pure silvery lights coming from her started to change. Long tendrils of red had tainted the otherwise pure silver beams. It felt like a growing force that once being unleashed, could probably destroy the entire hill.

"Still no idea on how to stop her without hurting her?" Alex questioned Zeres. There was no time for them to even allow themselves to feel sad from the knowledge that Zeke was no longer around.

Zeres shook his head before turning to look at Alex helplessly. "I've been trying. There is no way I could reach her mind at all. She's blocked everything out and is solely focused on opening the gate."