Chapter 227: Take Them Down
The neck of the burrowing rat sprayed two streams of blood, drenching the ground.
A muffled and tragic scream echoed.
Despite the short knives wielded by Su Hao and Yashan, their combined efforts couldn’t sever the neck of the giant rat, failing to kill it.
After leaving some splattered blood, the burrowing rat swiftly disappeared underground.
Unconcerned, Su Hao quickly drew a rune.
As the sense took effect, the life force within a radius of two hundred meters instantly imprinted in Su Hao’s mind. Two seconds later, it slowly faded, but two seconds were enough!
Su Hao pointed in the direction outside the window, whispering, “Jingyi, there are reinforcements outside! Let’s go, take them down!”
After putting on their shoes, Su Hao and Yashan quietly pushed open the door, afraid of alerting others in the shelter.
After they left, their roommate Bai Jingchun groggily got up. In the dim light, he looked at the empty beds and the large hole on the floor, along with splattered blood, a puzzled expression on his face.
Su Hao and Yashan, despite their small stature, possessed great strength. With a light leap and a push, they vaulted out of the yard.
After adding another ‘perception’ rune, Su Hao ran ahead in a certain direction.
Meanwhile, Brother Sheng rode on the back of a Black Striped Leopard, watching the burrowing rats and Tuozi emerging from the hole. With surprise and caution, he said, “What’s going on? Where are the rest?”
The burrowing rat, accompanied by the Tuozi, emerged from the hole and flopped onto the ground, quickly losing its breath and dying.
Tuozi, looking at its beloved pet with distress, said indignantly, “I don’t know what happened. My burrowing rat was attacked as soon as it stuck its head out. If I hadn’t reacted quickly, it would be stuck underground now. My poor burrowing rat…”
Brother Sheng, observing the almost decapitated wounds on the burrowing rat, frowned and said, “Let’s leave this place first. Your burrowing rat is dead, summon another one later. We need to get away from here for now.”
He then urged the Black Striped Leopard to bite the corpse of the burrowing rat and led the way.
Tuozi sighed, complaining, “Summoning another one is easier said than done.”
Afterward, they ran into a dark alley behind Brother Sheng. When they were about to stop and discuss their strategy, Brother Sheng noticed that the black-striped leopard beneath him emitted a low growl, crouching down.
Following the leopard’s warning, he looked toward the exit of the alley, where the silhouette of a small child was barely visible under the dim streetlight.
The two of them were overjoyed; it seemed tonight wouldn’t be without gains.
Suddenly, the black-striped leopard turned its head to look behind them.
Surprised, Brother Sheng and the Tuozi turned around, only to find another small figure at the end of the alley!
Brother Sheng and the Tuozi were exceptionally thrilled. Their goal for the month was to abduct ten children, and they had only taken eight so far. With the month ending, they were worried about their performance. Unexpectedly, in the midst of uncertainty, they encountered a stroke of luck!
They exchanged glances, and Brother Sheng leaped down from the black-striped leopard. Each of them took out a candy and walked toward their respective targets, saying, “Little one, Uncle has candy here…”
However, after walking a few steps, both of them abruptly stopped.
Because they saw the short knives held in the hands of the children, along with the flowing blood on the knives.
A thought crossed their minds: “Could it be that the burrowing rat was killed by this kid?”
After this thought occurred, they couldn’t help but laugh at themselves. Haha, how could that be possible!
But they soon stopped laughing because they found the innocent-looking child ahead, gazing at them with what seemed like curiosity—no, not just curiosity, but walking towards them calmly, holding a bloodied knife.
This eerie scene thoroughly unsettled the two towering men for a moment.
However, being two adults and summoners, they quickly steadied themselves.
A child with a knife? Still a child!
As Su Hao approached, he suddenly accelerated, sprinting forward. In the astonished eyes of Brother Sheng, Su Hao swiftly slashed at Brother Sheng’s neck.
Brother Sheng instinctively dodged backward, while the black-striped leopard behind him leaped out, slapping towards Su Hao with a menacing extended claw.
‘Rapid Claw Strike’!
The massive black claw swung rapidly, its silhouette blurry.
Su Hao retracted the short knife, shifting his step.
‘Sliding Shadow Step’!
The claw strike swung empty, leaving a long trace on the ground.
Brother Sheng successfully avoided a disaster, feeling a lingering fear. He had almost died due to carelessness.
Who would have thought that a four or five-year-old child would possess such strength? Even now, he found it hard to believe what he was witnessing, as if it were a dream.
Meanwhile, Su Hao had arrived next to the black-striped leopard. He infused the short knife with vitality while activating the rune effects of ‘Sharp’ and ‘Penetration.’
Dealing with these big cats was an area where Su Hao had rich experience.
The reflex speed of big cats was extremely fast, making it difficult to attack their vital points head-on. Hence, it was crucial to strike at the moment when the big cat launched an attack.
However, for Su Hao, there was no need for that because he had a trick up his sleeve.
‘Level 2 – Flashlight’!
Suddenly, Su Hao’s outstretched left hand burst into a strong light. Caught off guard, the black-striped leopard was temporarily blinded, retreating frantically. It was horrified, and its fur stood on end as it crazily moved backward.
Seizing the opportunity, Su Hao rushed forward, leaped high, and thrust the short knife.
Just as the knife was about to penetrate the leopard’s head, the black-striped leopard, seemingly aware of the attack’s target, turned its head at an extremely peculiar angle, avoiding a fatal blow to its forehead.
Su Hao’s short knife opened a long gash on the leopard’s neck, blood gushing out.
Unfazed, the black-striped leopard swung its large paw toward Su Hao.
“A summoner, huh? Quite interesting,” Su Hao glanced at the tall and thin man behind him, realizing that the reason the big cat dodged was due to the control of this summoner behind him.
Su Hao retracted the short knife, sliding it in front of him.
The blade flashed!
The leopard’s claw was instantly cut off, scattering on the ground.
Su Hao took advantage of the moment to retreat.
The black-striped leopard quickly leaped to Brother Sheng’s side, eyeing Su Hao warily.
“Brother Sheng, help!”
Just then, the Tuozi’s voice echoed from the other end of the alley. Brother Sheng looked over, only to see the seemingly tall and sturdy Tuozi being knocked down by a small child of about four or five years old, his limbs broken, whimpering in pain.
Brother Sheng: “…”
Could it be that we’ve encountered some evil tonight? How can these kids be so fierce one by one!
This is not scientific!
At this moment, Brother Sheng began to weigh the prospects of his job. Did he make a hasty decision when joining the association before?
Brother Sheng admitted that, from this moment on, he had developed a shadow in his heart towards children. His career tonight might have come to an end.
The form of the black-striped leopard gradually faded away, blending into the darkness, appearing elusive.
Su Hao revealed a faint smile, then extended his hand and softly said, “Level 2 – Lightning!”
A massive arc of lightning struck the black cat’s forehead, then bounced onto Brother Sheng.
A summoner and his summoned beast lay flat on the ground.
Even the Tuozi, witnessing this scene, stopped his wailing for help, eyes bulging, and exclaimed, “Damn! People can also emit lightning! And he’s just a little brat, this is really unbelievable!”
Su Hao walked briskly over, inserting the knife into the forehead of the big cat, going all the way to the hilt.
The big cat convulsed for a moment, then went completely still.
Su Hao pulled out the short knife, wiped the bloodstains off on the cat’s fur, and then turned to look at the two pitiful summoners.
He revealed a brilliant smile.
Brother Sheng and the Tuozi shivered!