An Understated Dominance by Marina Chapter 417

An Understated Dominance by Marina Chapter 417

Chapter 417

Early the next morning. Dustin received a phone call from Nelson when he woke up.

“Hi, Mr. Rys. Are you up yet?”

“I just woke up. What’s up? Any results?” Dustin asked.

“Our gang leader would like to meet you. We can slowly chat then.” Nelson smiled apologetically.

“Sure. Where?” Dustin responded bluntly.

“At the Flame Dragon Dojo.”

“Alright. I’ll be there soon.” Dustin hung up, did a simple freshening up, and left in a taxi. He had already

expected that the gang wouldn’t give in so easily, and since he had some spare time on his hands, he didn’t

mind having some fun with them.

After thirty minutes, his taxi pulled up in front of Flame Dragon Dojo.

Dustin got out of the car, and Nelson immediately brought his men over to greet him with a smile. “Welcome.

Mr. Rhys. This way, please.”

Dustin hummed and nodded in response, walking straight in.

Hundreds of the gang’s elites had gathered inside the dojo, each of them sturdily built and with ferocious attitudes. As soon as Dustin entered, everyone turned their piercing glares toward him, as if they were staring

at a prey.

“Hey, kid. You’re the one who wants to challenge my gang?” A paunchy, fat man emerged from the crowd. holding some beads. Following behind him were four large, bald men whose black singlets did nothing to hide

their toned, rippling muscles.

“I guess. I’m just interested in the gang leader’s seat.” Dustin nodded.

“How dare you!” The elites of the gang immediately cried out indignantly, dying to flay Dustin alive for saying 

such nonsense.

“You’ve got balls, kid.” The bald man signaled for his men to quiet down before continuing. “It took me over a decade to get to where I am now, so why should I let you take my position?”

“Nelson asked the same thing yesterday, and I’ve already given him my answer,” Dustin replied,

“I know you’ve got some skills, but that doesn’t mean you can treat our gang however you want.” Harry Hall said with a smile that didn’t reach his eyes. “You’ll have to prove yourself if you want to be the gang leader. I’ll give you a chance right now. If you can defeat our Four Guardians, I’ll step down willingly! Similarly, if you lose to them, you’ll serve our gang for ten years. How about that?”

The Four Guardians were all High–level martial artists who had impeccable skills. When fighting together, they were as strong as a Divine–level martial artist, which meant taking care of a young man would be a piece of


“Sure. I like doing things the simple way too.” Dustin agreed.


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“Great. Sign the papers, then.” Harry waved for his men to bring out a liability waiver form, which Dustin signed.

without hesitation.

“Things seem to be fun in here.”

Right before the battle began, a young, suave man walked in casually with beautiful ladies hanging off him,

“Mr. Hill?” Harry immediately greeted the other man with a smile. “What brings you here today?”

“I heard that someone challenged Flame Dragon Gang, so I thought I’d enjoy the show.” Patrick Hill replied

with a smile.

“We get idiots who challenge us every year. They eventually end up crippled or dead, so this is nothing new.”

Harry shook his head.

“I’m curious, Sir Hall. Who would dare to challenge your gang?” Patrick looked around.

“It’s him.” Harry pointed at Dustin. “He’s talking big just because he has some skills, and now he even wants

my position. How foolish.”

Patrick was surprised when he saw Dustin. “Sir Hall isn’t an easy opponent, young man. You should just spar

for fun. It’ll be unfortunate if you die because of this.”

“Thanks for the advice, but I’m confident I can win, or I wouldn’t have come in the first place.” Dustin smiled


“Being confident is a good thing, but you shouldn’t be too arrogant. There are always people stronger than you.

“Patrick advised.

“Maybe.” Dustin responded.

“Whatever. I won’t stop you if you insist.” Patrick shook his head.

“You shouldn’t waste your time on foolish people.”

“She’s right. Some people are just too arrogant. He’ll have time to cry when he’s crippled.”

The girls in his embrace sneered, looking down on Dustin, who they thought was acting all high and mighty.

Dustin had it coming if he ended up dead anyway.

“Have a seat, Mr. Hill, Enjoy the show.” Harry smiled before leading Patrick and his companions to the seats in

front. Then, he turned toward Dustin with a cold attitude. “Please step into the battle ring.”

“Sure.” Dustin smiled and walked toward the platform.

You four can deal with him. Don’t hold back, and be careful of cheap tricks.” Harry instructed the Four


“Yes, sir!” the four men answered in unison before heading toward the battle ring as well.

“How many blows do you think that punk can stand?” one of the women asked Patrick.

“The battle will most likely end within after ten rounds,” Patrick answered calmly.

The Four Guardians were quite famous in South City. Alone, they weren’t the strongest, but once they worked together, their strength increased tremendously. Besides, as martial artists with impenetrable skin, their body was incredibly strong, so Dustin was bound to struggle against them.

“You think too highly of them. Look at how skinny he is. I bet he’ll be defeated with five blows.”

“I say three.”

The ladies jeered.

Everyone knew how powerful the Four Guardians were, so there was no way young man in his twenties could withstand their attacks.


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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