Chapter 101: Responsibility of the Citizen
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
“You’re 18 years old. Don’t go looking for fights,” Gao Peng said, trying to persuade them earnestly.
“Relax, we know how to control ourselves. We’ll only break a few bones,” The youth in the lead said. He wore a red jacket and chewed bubblegum as he chuckled coldly.
“Big bro, the hooded monster behind him sure looks familiar,” someone suddenly said.
“Seems familiar my a*s, it’s clearly the prideful monster we saw before,” the red-jacket youth said seriously. “But there’s no problem! We have four whole familiars after all.”
It looked scary, but the youth figured it could easily be a wax spear coated in silver. They’ve seen several monsters like that. But they did not have Gao Peng’s ability, and they were also not experienced monster trainers who could determine a monster’s level through minute details via their experience.
“Big bro, he has two familiars. At first glance he looks a little like those legendary dual wielders,” the crew-cut said. “Dual wielders are usually quite amazing.”
“I told you to watch less anime. There’s no such thing as a dual wielder. It just means he has two familiars!” The red-jacket-wearing youth was mad. “Go, Black Raging Kong!”
A strong-looking Black Raging Kong walked slowly from the back in silence.
Another Black Raging Kong. He remembered that Hai Lanyu from his class also began with that familiar.
He did not know if it was exquisite, though. Perhaps these youths all thought that the Black Raging Kong was powerful because it looked to be so.
The familiar then produced a 10-foot-metal pole from behind its back.
They actually bought equipment for their familiars! Gao Peng thought, surprised.
It was the first time he saw a familiar with a piece of equipment. It was not that they could not carry equipment; it was just that for most familiars, their body parts were their most lethal weapons. They were equal to steel.
The Black Raging Kong stood up and started waving the long pole with its thick arms. It swung the pole fiercely.
No matter how gutsy these people were, they would not dare to kill anyone in the city. Although the current world was very scary, it had basic laws. Otherwise society would have crumbled long before. Although it was difficult, the Alliance tried its best to maintain the stability of the human world.
Gao Peng also agreed to peace in the world. Only in a peaceful world would he be able to lie comfortably in his house after school every day. Only then would he be able to go to the cafe downstairs to enjoy his coffee for an entire afternoon, to watch all the variety shows, and play games when he was in a good mood.
Simply put, to enjoy his life. Humans are social animals after all.
“Dumby, teach these little monkeys a lesson,” Gao Peng ordered. He was not so serious that he would kill the guy’s entire family just because someone insulted him. The key was that these kids were no threat to him.
The Black Raging Kong leaped up, raised the long pole in its arms, and swung it down in one fell swoop towards Dumby.
Dumby raised its right arm. The pole hit the center of Dumby’s palm as if they had practiced it.
Its arm did not move an inch.
The Black Raging Kong clenched its teeth in anger and put all its strength into the pole in its hand. However, it didn’t budge. It was like a mayfly trying to shake a tree.
In the next moment, the Black Raging Kong seemed to float up. Dumby held its neck and raised it into the air.
The size difference of the two ape type monsters was like the difference between a child and an adult.
The Black Raging Kong kept struggling, however. Even using all its strength, its kick could not reach Dumby. It looked a little hilarious.
Dumby easily removed the metal pole from the Black Raging Kong’s hand and threw it away. The pole dropped to the ground and spun a little before slowly rolling to a corner in the alley.
Dumby extended its right hand and lightly tapped the head of the Black Raging Kong like a father lecturing his naughty child.
The Black Raging Kong was furious. It wanted to bite Dumby, but Dumby looked calm. It slapped the face of the Black Raging Kong.
The world quieted.
Pa! Another slap.
The face of the Black Raging Kong instantly swelled. It swelled so much that it looked like a bun.
The Black Raging Kong was dumbfounded.
Dumby tapped the head of the Black Raging Kong. This time, the Black Raging Kong did not attempt to resist. It gazed at Dumby in fear, and at the bottom of its eyes, tears formed.
Dumby nodded in satisfaction. That’s what I call obedient, it thought.
It put the Black Raging Kong on the ground. The tail of the Black Raging Kong was between its legs. It did not dare to make a sound before turning around to run. Once it ran to its master’s side, it shivered like a kid who had just been bullied.
The red-jacketed youth looked lifeless. A 7-foot tall gorilla like you, hiding behind me? what is this? Aren’t you supposed to protect me? he thought.
The other three familiars did not step forward. If strongest one among them was crushed without so much as a fight back, where would they find the courage to step forward to their deaths?
The red-jacketed youth suddenly felt weak in the knees. He gave a hollow laugh. As the saying goes, “Great men know when to yield and when not to.” It wasn’t a humiliation to show weakness at that time.
As he prepared to speak, he saw Gao Peng walk past him with Dumby and Da Zi. Would he break their bones, or beat them up? Gao Peng was not so childish. He would either settle things completely to prevent any future problems or take no action. He hated those annoying matters that here hard to get rid of
The red-jacketed youth stared blankly for a while. He mulled over how Gao Peng had spared him, the thoughts growing in his mind like wild grass. The color of his face alternated between green and white. In the end, he formed a bitter smile.
Perhaps the opponent never treated him as something: it was only his one-sided, unrequited love.
It was as if he had figured out something. The red-jacketed youth turned around silently to console his Black Raging Kong. “Don’t cry, I’ll treat you to grilled drumsticks later tonight.”
The Black Raging Kong suddenly looked distracted and cautiously looked at its master. Normally, when it failed to complete its task, its master would be furious and not let it have dinner. Did the master take the wrong medicine today? it thought.
The red-jacketed youth finally realized something. Jealousy and wrath were useless. Those emotions would only make him waste his time. The difference between him and his enemy was just too vast.
The only thing he could do was train his familiar through systematic scheduling so that it would become stronger and stronger. Only then would he be able to stand in front of that person in a dignified manner.
“Boss, let’s have fun at the bar tonight,” the crew-cut kid suggested.
“You guys go ahead. I have something to attend to at night, so I won’t go,” the red-jacketed youth said and shook his head with a smile.
“Gao Peng, I have a big government job for you, do you want to come? You’ll get 500 Alliance credits as a reward, plus a Commander tier electric monster core crystal,” Director Chen said from the other side of the phone. He knew Gao Peng’s interests.
If there were anything left in the world that could blind him, it was money.
Gao Peng looked blank. 500 Alliance credits. Convert it into Alliance dollars, and it would be five million. That was not a small number. Moreover, there was a Commander tier electric monster core crystal involved. Its market price was, at the very least, a few million Alliance dollars.
“Director Chen, I am a member of society. To be able to serve the government is the responsibility of every citizen,” Gao Peng said as his face became straight.