An Understated Dominance by Marina Chapter 277

An Understated Dominance by Marina Chapter 277

Chapter 277

“What?” The round–faced man stared at Dustin, who was cool as cucumber, in shock. He knew very well how

much the steel whip could withstand and how much pain it could cause. Not even the strongest of men could

take more than ten whips in one go, yet Dustin looked perfectly fine after enduring more than that. In fact, he’d

made three whips shatter. What the hell was going on? “Brat, what sort of sorcery do you have going on?” he 


“Look, cut the crap and do what you need to.” Dustin yawned. His nonchalance made the round–faced man’s

blood boil.

“Fucking hell. I’d like to see you survive this!” The round–faced man swiped his subordinate’s sword and

swung it at Dustin. There were two loud clangs as the blade came into contact with Dustin’s body twice; he

was fine, but the blade became chipped.

“Is that is that an Adamantine Shield?” Jade’s eyes widened. As a member of the martial world, she

immediately realized what was up. The fact that Dustin could make himself impermeable to weapons proved

that he’d learned the art of defense. However, it would take a huge toll on one’s internal energy. Most martial

artists wouldn’t be able to keep it up for long. “Regular weapons won’t do anything to him. We have to bring in

a pro.” Jade said.

“Hmph! I’ll admit this brat isn’t your run–of–the–mill martial artist; it’s no wonder you guys had problems dealing with him. It’s too bad he’s up against me, though!” The round–faced man narrowed his eyes.

“Do you have any way of dealing with him?” Jade asked tentatively.

“We soldiers are only good at taking down enemy forces; torture devices aren’t our forte. It doesn’t matter,

though. I know someone in the Ministry of Penalties that’s an expert in this. Once he’s here, this brat will beg

for death!” The round–faced man bared his teeth in a savage grin.

“Oh? And who is this expert?” Jade’s eyes lit up.

“One of the Ministry of Penalties‘ two most powerful executioners, Bloodbeast!”

“Wait, you know him?” Jade gasped. She wasn’t a member of the authorities but had still heard of Bloodbeast.

Rumor had it that he murdered people without blinking an eye and loved drinking human blood. Throughout

his career with the Ministry of Penalties, hundreds, if not thousands, of people had died at his hands. Each and

every one of them had died horrible deaths after being subject to inhumane torture: anyone who found

themselves in his hands truly wished for death. That was why most criminals chose to take their lives before

landing in Bloodbeast’s hands–at least their deaths would be swift and painless

“Torturing others is Bloodbeast’s favorite pastime, and he’s taken a particular liking for tormenting powerful martial artists because of how hard they are to kill. Someone like this brat is right up his alley!” The round-

faced man’s eyes gleamed menacingly.

“This brat won’t stand a chance against Bloodbeastno matter how impermeable he is! Provided you can get Bloodbeast to agree to this, of course.” Jade sneered. She wasn’t asking for much–all she wanted was for

Dustin to be subject to the most inhumane torture possible.

“I’ll contact him right now.” The round–faced man pulled out his phone and started punching in a number.


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“Enjoy your final moments of peace, Rhys! Once Bloodbeast is here, you’ll be done for!” Jade looked at Dustin contemptuously. He’d talked about karma biting one in the ass, hadn’t he? She wanted him to have a taste of his own medicine!

Dustin couldn’t even be bothered to spare a glance. He shut his eyes, taking the chance to rest them.


“Jade, it’s far too hot, standing in the sun. Let’s go sit in the shade. The round–faced man led Jade over to the

table after hanging up.

After a moment. Dustin suddenly said. “Hey, I’m hungry. Is there anything to eat?”

“Hungry, are you? Someone get him some refreshments!” The round–faced man smirked. Soon, a soldier

placed some food and drinks by Dustin’s feet.

“How am I supposed to eat when I’m bound like this? Can you loosen them?” Dustin asked coolly.

The round–faced man burst into derisive laughter. “Giving you some sustenance is the extent of my generosity; it’s not my problem if you can’t reach it. Since you’re so powerful, why don’t you try breaking free of the chains?”



An Understated Dominance by Marina Vittori

An Understated Dominance by Marina Vittori

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Status: Ongoing Type: Author: Artist: Released: Sep 4, 2023 Native Language: English

An Understated Dominance - Dahlia Nicholson and Dustin Rhys had been married for three years. After Dahlia’s meteoric rise to success, she abandons the useless dead weight that’s Dustin, proposing divorce. Unbeknownst to her, everything she had ever achieved was only because of him.

An Understated Dominance by Marina Vittori Summary

"An Understated Dominance" by Marina Vittori is a captivating novel that delves into the complex dynamics between Dahlia Nicholson and Dustin Rhys, two individuals whose lives intertwine in unexpected ways. Set against the backdrop of a bustling metropolis, the story unravels with a blend of passion, ambition, and hidden desires. Dahlia Nicholson, a fiercely independent woman in her late twenties, is a rising star in the world of architecture. Possessing an innate talent for design and a determination to succeed in a male-dominated industry, Dahlia is not one to back down from a challenge. Her sharp wit and unyielding spirit are the hallmarks of her character, making her a force to be reckoned with. Dustin Rhys, on the other hand, is a successful entrepreneur in his early thirties, known for his astute business acumen and charismatic presence. The heir to a vast empire, Dustin is accustomed to power and privilege, but his life is far from perfect. Burdened by familial expectations and haunted by his own demons, he harbors secrets that threaten to unravel his carefully constructed facade. Their paths cross during a high-profile architectural project, where Dahlia's innovative designs catch Dustin's discerning eye. Recognizing her talent, he offers her the opportunity of a lifetime to collaborate on a groundbreaking project that could redefine the skyline of the city. Initially hesitant to align herself with someone as enigmatic as Dustin, Dahlia eventually succumbs to the allure of the project and the promise of professional recognition.

An Understated Dominance by Marina Vittori

As they embark on this creative journey, a palpable tension simmers beneath the surface. The professional boundaries blur, giving way to a magnetic attraction that neither can deny. Their interactions are charged with a subtle, unspoken dominance, a dance of power and vulnerability that heightens the intensity of their connection. Vittori masterfully navigates the intricacies of Dahlia and Dustin's relationship, weaving a narrative that explores themes of ambition, trust, and the complexities of love. Each character is rendered with depth and nuance, allowing readers to empathize with their struggles and celebrate their triumphs. The novel takes unexpected turns as Dahlia and Dustin confront their own insecurities and confront the ghosts of their pasts. Their personal growth is intertwined with the evolution of their relationship, creating a narrative that is as much about self-discovery as it is about love. As the architectural project nears its completion, the stakes are higher than ever. The climax of the story culminates in a breathtaking revelation, forcing Dahlia and Dustin to confront the choices that will shape their futures. "An Understated Dominance" is a testament to Marina Vittori's skill in crafting emotionally resonant narratives. Her prose is elegant and evocative, painting a vivid picture of a world where passion and ambition collide. The novel leaves readers with a profound sense of satisfaction, having witnessed the transformation of two individuals who find strength in vulnerability and ultimately, a love that defies convention. In this tale of love and ambition, Vittori proves that true dominance lies not in power plays, but in the quiet, understated moments of connection that have the power to change lives forever.  


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