Phantom Blood - Chapter 43
Fire and Ice, Jonathan and Dio, Part 5 (
Erina arrives just in time to see Jonathan collapse from Dio's attack. Dio states that he had been aiming to give Jonathan a quick death by shooting him through the head; however, since Jonathan attempted to dodge the attack, the attack was off its mark. The severed head addresses Erina who recognizes him as Dio, and a horde of zombies begins to break into the hold. Wang Chan reveals that he drained the life of a single passenger aboard the ship, and as a result, almost the whole ship had been turned undead.
Because of his neck wounds, Jonathan cannot speak or use the Ripple to help Erina. Wang Chan realizes this, and asks Dio if he can take vengeance upon him by beating him while he is down. Dio rejects this, saying that Chan should make his death quick and painless; Jonathan is the only person Dio begrudgingly respects for his success in putting Dio into his current state.
Wang Chan goes to finish Jonathan, but in the last effort to repel him, Jonathan summons the last of his strength to send one final Ripple into Wang Chan's body. This not only causes Chan to fly backwards into the ship's screwshaft, but also compels his zombified muscles to grasp onto it, inhibiting its ability to rotate properly and ensuring the ship's eventual explosion.
Jonathan, having regained the ability to speak because of his final Ripple, tells Erina that the ship will explode and she should flee. Erina tells Jonathan that her final wish is to die with him, the man she loves.