Originally on Gravity Tales
Zhan Long Chapter 260 – A Scary Opponent
Wang Xin’s voice wavered as he said, “Use the submachine guns and sniper rifles to fire; everyone be careful and protect yourselves!”
The closest person from our position, dressed in black clothes, pressed both hands onto the ground and sprinted towards us. Under the starlight, his face looked abnormal and hideous with blue, fishlike scales appearing in the region where his head connected to his neck. Bullets could not pass through this layer of armour, and furthermore, the scaled skin seemed to ripple and convulse, growing larger and larger and very quickly spreading towards his chest.
I saw this and hastily shouted, “Shoot for their abdomen and legs, quickly!”
A few special operation policemen from behind pulled out their handguns, and shot a round of bullets. Immediately, two of the people clothed in black heading towards us were hit. Blood spurted from their abdominal areas and legs, and bullet holes appeared. Their movement speed was greatly reduced, but they were still rushing towards us very quickly.
“What?” A special operation policeman gaped. “Shooting has no effect?”
Wang Xin loudly yelled into the comms, “ Shooters, switch to blasting bullets; aim for their leg areas!”
I took out a custom-made blasting bullet from my pack and loaded it into my handgun. I raised my hand and with a “bang”, the bullet took off. A hundred meters to the front, a person got hit and started limping. He walked a few steps and with “peng” sound, his right leg was blown to pieces. However, what was really scary was that this thing still kept on going, using both hands to crawl forward.
“This…. what exactly is this monster? Does it not feel any pain or fear?”
A nearby special operations policeman was already filled with fear and said with a trembling voice, “What kind of monster are we fighting right now?”
I said with a low voice, “Wu Lei, remain calm. Aim carefully at the monster’s leg area and shoot blasting bullets; blow up their unprotected lower body and it will be safe. What is there to fear from crawling monsters?!”
Wu Lei noded, took a glance and said: “Boss, there are two more coming.”
The sound of wind passed and a black shadow took advantage of the night lighting and appeared suddenly in front of me. He was an approximately 37 years old man, his face filled with fish-like scales. His palms were a little distorted and his five fingers were sharp, much like a lizard’s. With a “Puchi” sound, his entire arm went through the chest of one of the scouts in the group. The fresh blood that spurted out landed on my face, making me realize that everything that was happening in front of me was real; a special operations police officer had just been killed in front of me!
“Ah, ah…” The officer opened his mouth wide, fresh blood dripping from it. His eyes were filled with fear and resignation as he looked at me, “Xiao Yao, our opponents….what exactly are they?”
My mind suddenly went blank, and my arms involuntarily drew Qi that settled on my sword. With a stride I stepped in front of the monster’s body, brutally swinging the sword horizontally towards the monster’s arms.
Fresh blood splattered, and the monster’s whole arm was easily cut off. With the scout’s body, the arm fell to the ground. The wound was so serious that the scout did not have any hope of living.
The shadow of the sword flashed with a cold light under the moonlight. Tears swirled in my eyes. He was a living being who had talked with us about his girlfriend and received our blessings not long ago. But now, he would have to die humiliated in this icy barren wilderness.
Swinging the blade like lightning, I sent three consecutive strikes towards the monster’s wrists and legs, which were easy to cut. Listening to its screams, I swung my blade horizontally and sent his head flying.
In the distance, screaming again and again, Wang Xin’s voice in the communication device became very bleak. “Quick…quickly retreat! We can’t kill these monsters…we can’t kill them…”
By my side, there was a muffled sound, Wu Lei’s arm holding the gun was suddenly torn off. It was yet another 30+ year old monster. His face, neck, and chest were all filled with fish scales, and he chomped on Wu Lei’s broken arm in bloodthirsty manner, following up by whipping out a kick. Immediately, Wu Lei’s whole body fell into the underbrush while his eyes were full of despair: “Xiao Yao, hurry up and leave, leave…… we can’t fight them……”
I held Xiao Hei and trembled. Releasing my Qi: “I can do it! Please believe in me….. I can fight them! Captain Wang, bring your men and retreat from behind me. I’ll stop them… I can.. I can protect everyone….”
Xiao Hei emitted a sharp humming noise while I charged forward and heavily kneed the monster who had injured Wu Lei in the abdomen. His body fell back, yet he didn’t feel any pain. His expression was savage, and he roared angrily as he charged towards me. Lowering my arm, Xiao Hei’s luster was even more eerie under the starlight. Suddenly raising my arm, my sword swept up in an ice-cold arc!
From the bottom to the top, I directly severed the monster into two bloody halves. Innards and fresh blood poured out onto the ground. The other three officers next to me furrowed their brows deeply and one of them almost vomited.
In the distance, unsettling figures appeared as Wang Xin brought 12 officers charging through, relentlessly shooting at the crowd of creatures behind them. Even if they broke the creatures’ legs, the monsters would still limp towards us.
Wang Xin powered through, his face ashen. “Li Brat, how did things turn out like this…”
I pointed behind us, “There’s a broken piece of wall over there. Bring everyone there to shoot the creatures. Cover the wounded and retreat. Request the headquarters to ask for helicopter reinforcements!”