===025 Three Years===
Su Hao quickly approached the snow leopard again. The snow leopard raised its body alertly and roared at Su Hao, launching another desperate attack. If it couldn’t defeat its opponent this time, the snow leopard planned to retreat.
Closing in swiftly, the snow leopard extended its claws, intending to pounce on the opponent and bring them down, then bite off their throat. However, it didn’t expect that this small figure would suddenly rotate its body and disappear from its line of sight.
A flash of the blade swept from the snow leopard’s neck to its spine, leaving a narrow and long blood stain.
Splattering onto the snowy ground, it stained it red. The snow leopard crashed heavily to the ground, trying to rotate its neck to lick the wound in agony, but it couldn’t reach it no matter how hard it tried.
In just a moment, it closed its eyes unwillingly and took its last breath.
At this moment, Wu Yuntian walked to Su Hao’s side and looked at the heavily injured snow leopard. He praised, “Well done, Xiangwu!”
Su Hao proudly flicked the short knife in his hand and said, “Hehe, just lucky.”
But seeing Wu Yuntian’s face full of regret, he said, “It’s a pity that the fur is so good. I doubt it will fetch a good price.”
Seeing Su Hao’s indifferent expression, Wu Yuntian continued, “I originally wanted to use this fur to exchange for some money, and then save up to get you a more suitable knife. But now it seems impossible.”
Su Hao immediately said, “Father, there are still other prey out there. I feel that there is still room for improvement in my combat skills!”
Wu Yuntian smiled and said, “Alright, we’ll go to another place tomorrow.”
The next day, Su Hao encountered a giant-sized mountain chicken.
Su Hao didn’t think much of it. If he could kill a leopard, why not a chicken? However, Su Hao ended up being beaten badly by the mountain chicken and was eventually saved by Wu Yuntian. So he began to confront this mountain chicken.
This mountain chicken had sharp claws and a pointed beak. It could even briefly fly into the air. The most crucial thing was that this mountain chicken had incredibly fast reactions, rendering Su Hao’s short-distance dodging ineffective.
He was tormented by this mountain chicken for six days until he finally set a trap with a rope to solve it.
Then, on the following day, Wu Yuntian restricted his combat tools. He couldn’t take shortcuts and could only use a short knife and armor, nothing else. Under Su Hao’s strong demand, Wu Yuntian upgraded his armor, protecting the vital parts of his body.
Next, he encountered a small black-haired wild boar. In the ruthless charge of the wild boar, Su Hao understood what it meant to be like a bulldozer. He learned how to fully utilize the strength in his body and generate powerful impact. In the end, he achieved a miserable victory in the clash with the wild boar, taking ten days and half a month for recovery.
He encountered a ferocious bear with thick skin and strong muscles. His knife couldn’t harm it, and his kicks had no effect. Faced with this high attack and high defense tank-like opponent, Su Hao learned the skill of focusing attacks on one spot and slowly wore down the ferocious bear. It took him two months….
Cunning jackals, agile leopard cats, nimble raptors, swift pythons…
Wu Yuntian wandered in the mountains with Su Hao, sweeping away any suitable fierce beasts for Su Hao to practice against, going farther and farther.
Under the protection and guidance of Wu Yuntian, Su Hao broke through one level after another. The time it took varied, but his experience in battling fierce beasts became extremely rich. He gained a whole new understanding of his own strength as an advanced ordinary warrior.
As time passed, his height increased, his arms and legs became muscular, the contours of his muscles became distinct, and his armor and long knife were constantly replaced.
Three years later, Su Hao was 8 years old.
Approaching 1.5 meters tall, he had a strong and straight figure, wearing shiny armor that exuded a powerful aura. His young face had already matured, but still retained a hint of roundness on his cheeks. His eyes were bright and lively, complemented by short hair, giving a glimpse of the handsome young man he would become in a few years.
“Father, today’s target is a blue and white striped wave tiger, approximately five meters long, right?” Su Hao’s voice sounded slightly mature, with the vibrant energy unique to youth.
Compared to before, Wu Yuntian had a few more wrinkles around his eyes, and he looked surprised as he asked, “It’s indeed a blue-striped tiger, but how did you know?”
“I saw it a long time ago,” Su Hao chuckled.
Over the years, he had constantly collected information about various wild beasts, and the database was exceptionally rich. With just one glance, Little Light could distinguish various species, big and small, no matter how well-hidden they were.
System’s automatic search function was no longer the simple command from three years ago. Su Hao had specifically rewritten the search program and established various databases, constantly adding to them. Now, it was like a special reconnaissance skill for Su Hao.
Instant recognition of recorded objects, and for things never seen before, as long as they were named and recorded, they could be recognized upon encountering them again. After three years of collection, he had basically recorded all the wild beasts around Chashan Outpost.
Su Hao had encountered this blue-striped tiger two years ago, but Wu Yuntian didn’t let him deal with it back then.
“Since the target is it, then there’s no problem. Father, please wait here for a moment,” Su Hao said, then lightly leaped off the boulder and headed straight for the blue-striped tiger.
Leaving Wu Yuntian looking around in place, feeling gloomy in his heart, “Does this kid have eagle eyes? Where is the blue-striped tiger? Why didn’t I see it?”
Over the past three years, he had watched Su Hao grow at an incredible speed, and he had become numb. Even if something inexplicable happened in the future, he wouldn’t be surprised.
If Su Hao three years ago was an advanced ordinary warrior, then Su Hao now was a far superior advanced ordinary warrior. So, he wasn’t worried at all about Su Hao fighting against such fierce beasts alone. Instead, he was worried that Su Hao would damage the tiger skin of the blue-striped tiger.
Yes, Su Hao still belonged to the realm of advanced ordinary warriors because he hadn’t activated the movement of qi in his body to undergo new changes. However, his combat power had far exceeded that of an advanced ordinary warrior. His combat power even surpassed that of a mid-level elite warrior.
For Wu Yuntian, this was an inexplicable situation. What puzzled him the most was Su Hao’s vigorous aura. He had never seen such a situation in anyone else and believed that such a situation shouldn’t exist.
It was as if even a slight increase in his aura would exceed the limit that his body could bear, and he could maintain this overflowing state at any time.
“What exactly is Xiangwu saying about the ‘Blood Qi Enhancement Wave’?”
Wu Yuntian has also been researching for three years, but he still couldn’t gain any insights into it. He could only sigh that fate was not on his side.
Watching Su Hao’s receding figure, he felt a hint of pride and murmured, “Truly my son.”
Su Hao moved swiftly through the mountains, his speed getting faster and faster, yet he could still agilely dodge various obstacles in the forest. When he was about 50 meters away from the blue-striped tiger, the tiger’s ears twitched, detecting Su Hao’s approach.
The roar of a king echoed through the mountains.
“Ah!” Su Hao also howled towards the sky in response to the roar of the blue-striped tiger.
The majestic king of the mountains, the blue-striped tiger, was provoked and rushed towards Su Hao with great momentum, as fast as the wind and as powerful as thunder.
The two figures crossed each other in an instant.
The massive body of the blue-striped tiger crashed to the ground, breaking several thick branches before finally coming to a stop. Blood gushed out from under its huge tiger head, creating a pool.
In that moment of crossing, Su Hao used his short knife to stab directly from the blue-striped tiger’s chin into its brain, instantly killing the tiger.
“Done!” Su Hao sheathed his knife, clapped his hands, and grabbed the blue-striped tiger’s tail, dragging it away.