Chapter 155: Standoff: Part 1
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
The receptionist behind the counter was scared stiff just as the air in the main hall was stilly. Except for the disciple in the guardhouse, she was the only person on duty tonight. After the mantis incident, no one in their right mind would want to mess with the Ironfist Society. But now, what was she seeing?
Xie Qiaoyue swallowed and forced a smile. “What should we do now, teacher?”
The sea hawk was silent for a moment before it shrilled, “Run!” They turned and ran, taking the stunned receptionist with them.
“Hahahaha! Do you really think you can run away from me?” A burst of manic laughter came from behind them.
Suddenly, the raucous guffaw stopped, as even more dangerous energy began to pervade in the air. When Xie Qiaoyue looked back over her shoulder, a chill ran up her spine, causing her to run even quicker. The sea hawk held on to her hair tightly as it was thrown back by the inertia as Xie Qiaoyue scrambled away.
“You idiot! Moron! You’re the single most unfortunate encounter in my life!” The sea hawk screamed, feathers standing erect, terrified by the menacing dragon aura.
In just a few beats, the two and the sea hawk had disappeared out of the doorway, leaving the door shut behind them.
In the main hall, Lin Sheng’s hand jutted out from the monster’s mouth from behind. A cocktail of the brain, blood and cerebrospinal fluid covered his hand. Had he attacked from the front, the monster would have bitten off his hand.
“Hoo—hoo—” The monster tried to make a sound, but his vocal cord had been ripped apart. All he could make was a hollow sound in the form of a gust of wind from his lung. His skin reddened, and black smoke rose from his head. When its corrosive blood dripped onto the floor, it ate into the surface with a hiss, burning holes in the floor.
The monster whisked his elbows back and struck Lin Sheng on his chest. Taking advantage of the opportunity, the monster lunged forward to free itself from Lin Sheng. It then rolled on the floor and disappeared into a puddle of blood at once.
Lin Sheng regained his composure quickly and went up to check. Just then, the blood abruptly rose in the form of a shadow and charged at him. But Lin Sheng was no slouch. He sent a heavy blow right in the shadow’s face before it could even touch him. More blood splattered. But the blood quickly formed into a shadow and reappeared behind Lin Sheng. Again, before it could do anything, Lin Sheng swiftly delivered a deadly blow in the chest of the monster.
“I’m going to rip you apart!” The monster was heard roaring furiously inside the bloody shadow. It again condensed from the blood vapor and materialized into a humanoid. The process repeated.
But this time was a little different from previously. The bloody humanoid, shrouded in black smoke, had a golden inverted pyramid spinning in his chest. The humanoid swelled, its body growing from one meter eight to over two meters tall, and it roared in anger as it pounced at Lin Sheng.
Lin Sheng kept bashing, and the humanoid broke up and splattered in the form of blood. Wherever the blood touched, the surface would burn. Flammable objects such as papers began to catch fire, and smoke started to spread in the air.
The scattered blood still regrouped, but it did so a lot quicker this time and emanated a faint blue glow, which was an indication that the monster had activated its secret skill.
“You ask for it! Light on the earth, Moon Wolf!” The blood solidified and formed into a three-meter blue monster with the head of a wolf and the body of a human covered in black leather armor. It lowered its head and howled angrily at Lin Sheng.
With just one strike, the blue monster lost its head and its body exploded in hundreds of pieces. This went on and on, smashed by either the fist or the palm. At last, the bloody humanoid could no longer catch up with Lin Sheng’s speed as his hands emerged around the humanoid like a phantom. From angry roaring and hopeless struggling to desperately want to flee and wailing, the bloody humanoid seemed to have lost too much blood as it became lesser and plainer than before.
Lin Sheng had never seen such a Transcendent. He thought that those who practiced dark energy were at most martial art practitioners who merely mastered some unique power, which was no more than a strength enhancer or a means of protection. But the bodily form of this bloody humanoid was something new to Lin Sheng. The monster was almost indomitable. It could repeatedly resurrect under the suppression of the power of the Crag Dragons.
As the monster struggled to crawl away, it left behind a long trail of blood on the floor. After barely making out over two meters and reaching to grab the threshold, it was smashed and broken up again. It lost all its hope. As its body exploded, a miniature golden pyramid dropped out on the floor and fell into a burning fire in the corner of the hall.
Everything went silent. It seemed it was the last resurrection of the monster.
“I’m sorry; could you please stop for a moment, President Lin?”Just as Lin Sheng reached his hand to the golden pyramid, a voice was heard saying. A gunshot followed and punctured a deep hole in the wooden floor inches away from his feet.
Lin Sheng halted and looked up ahead. As few armored vehicles screeched to a halt outside, teams of heavily armed Redwin soldiers alighted, escorting a blonde shorthaired young woman as they bulged into the premise. The young woman, in a military outfit with white-feather insert on the right shoulder, had a military a lieutenant colonel insignia on her chest. Her beautiful face aside, she exuded a condescending air in her demeanor.
“President Lin, you truly deserve the reputation as the strongest man who has killed the eight-winged mantis barehanded. My name is Yan Mingsha. I am in charge of pursuing this bloody humanoid.” The woman so introduced herself.
Lin Sheng’s light-gold eyes looked intently at the woman, his face devoid of any emotion. At the same time, there were six red dots on his body; the snipers were at the ready taking the shot when signaled. The shot on the floor in front of his legs earlier had already sent a chill up Lin Sheng’s spine. He could feel threatened by the terrifying firepower of the sniper rifle even though he had a semi-dragonized body and the protection of Ashen Seal. He intuitively knew that he could not stop the bullets fired from this type of sniper rifle.