OPTM-Chapter 72 Follower Appears Part 2

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Bang… Bang!!

The first sound came from the time when he kicked the Giant Snake’s head and the second sound came from the time when the Giant Snake’s Head hit the ground. The Giant Snake wailed and couldn’t move for a while. 

Rowen didn’t even give it any chance to retaliate as he moved to his side when the Snake’s head was stuck in the air because of bounce, so he repeated his technique and attacked again!

But at this time, a strong wind came!

“Nani (What)?!”

Rowen only saw that tail was coiled and retracted by the Giant Snake at some point, and the Snake took this opportunity to directly attack Rowen. 

Even the Rumble-Rumble Fruit Ability user can’t avoid a sneak attack that comes at the moment in which he had just used all of his strength in an attack and was in a weakened state for one or two seconds before a new strength could fill his limbs! Rowen’s eyes narrowed, and he took a deep breath.

Tekkai (Iron Body)!!


The Snake’s Tail hit Rowen’s body and he felt like he had been hit by a high-speed train. A terrifying monstrous power spread through his musculoskeletal body, sending a heavy blow to his body which caused him to fly out.


With a mouthful of bruised blood spurting out, Rowen flew backward at a speed of 100 kilometers per hour. At this speed, the surface of the water would turn into concrete, enough to break a man into pieces! 

Rowen didn’t know how many tree trunks and hillsides he broke along the way by colliding against them before he finally got embedded in a large rock, and only stopped after going in a dozen meters deep.

“Cough cough… Damn, it hurts!!”

He could feel that three of his ribs were broken, he had several displacements of the organs in his body and the tibia of the right leg was completely fractured…

Feeling this familiar and unfamiliar pain, Rowen’s eyes were full of surprise as he murmured: “Busoshoku Haki(Armament Haki)!!!”

The body of any creature does not have the ability to strike the body of a Logia Ability User, even the strong Thunder Resistance Muscle Beetle was not an exception to this! 

The Gomu-Gomu Fruit has been eaten by Luffy for several years which means that the Giant Snake cannot have a rubber body! So the only ones who can hurt Rowen are those who can use Busoshoku Haki (Armament Haki) or Seastone!

After speaking, he suddenly laughed at himself and continue to mummer: “That’s right! What else but Armament Haki can put me into a near state of death and make my body feel fear to the point that it stiffened?”


Huā Lā La!

Rowen, covered in entwine current, broke free from the stone and moved his limbs.  In a numbing “thump” sound, the misaligned ribs squeezed back into their original places as he spoke while looking ahead: “If you want to eat me by just relying on this then you are severely mistaken!


Putting all of his power in a single foot, Rowen directly broke through the hard rock and landed on the top of the boulder. At this moment, light spots appeared on his body making him look like a divine being. 

The electric current spreads its teeth and claws in the air as if they were alive, and a strong Killing Intent burst out with the thunder and lightning!

“You Bastard, you wanted to kill me while I am tired, who the hell gave you that kind of confidence?!”

Looking at the Giant Snake poised for a fight in the distance, Rowen’s face was filled with Battle Intent.

Rowen had two reasons to violently kill the Giant Ape with his strongest attack, on the one hand, it was to pay tribute to the last trace of inspiration the Giant Ape had brought to him, on the other hand, it was also to make himself consume a lot of his stamina to make him appear in a poor and weak state…

The stalker who had been following him would not be able to hold back after so many days and it would attack seeing Rowen’s state no matter how vigilant it is. 

If Rowen hadn’t done this then the Giant Snake may have never made his move to attack and would have continued to follow him which would have created some unfriendly situation down the road for Rowen!!

This is a crazy approach, but it works!

After seeing Rowen killing the Giant Ape, it was obvious that he was out of stamina and he had no one around him to support him, and the Giant Snake saw this and took it as a perfect opportunity to launch a sneak attack.

Everything was going according to Rowen’s plan!

The only thing Rowen didn’t expect was that the Snake would be able to use Busoshoku Haki (Armament Haki) even though it was only a beast which is also the reason why he was beaten so badly!

This is a qualitative change!

Without Busoshoku Haki (Armament Haki), even the strongest Monster would be grounded to death by him little by little. 

But by mastering Busoshoku Haki (Armament Haki), Rowen was not just facing a mere beast, but a powerful opponent who could kill him at any given time!

His life and death can be decided in an instant!!


So what?!

That’s what he came here for in the first place!

If no one could kill him then this survival training would mean nothing to him!

Rowen’s Self-Healing ability is innate, but his madness is not!

His madness is to live on the edge of life and death, to fight, and to surpass himself!

He experienced the despair he felt when he was lying in the hospital bed due to a critical illness. It was like he was surrounded by darkness and he couldn’t see even if he stared ahead with wide eyes and he was unable to move his fingers even if he tried his best! 

He used to run, walk, sing, and play games and didn’t take anything seriously, which was a luxury for him at that time! That kind of powerlessness and sorrow is a kind of loneliness and cold feeling that one would feel while sinking into the bottom of the sea or being abandoned by the world!

He began to regret that he wasted his time. He didn’t want to die like this. He wanted to feel the joy of being alive. He regarded the dregs he had previously ignored as treasures, but he was powerless.

Then… then he survived…

He would live to death, he would live for death!!

That heart-wrenching experience created the self-harming madman named Rowen and it also created the madness in Rowen!

The Giant snake now had the power to kill him which mean that Rowen would be fighting with his life on the line, the current situation is nothing sort of a heaven’s gift to him.

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