Chapter 24: The Man Who Made Her Timid
Translator: Dragon Boat Translation Editor: Dragon Boat Translation
Sitting on the high ground, she saw what the man below was doing.
He was punching one wolf with his bare hands, each one hitting the forehead, each one beaten to death by him. Such ruthlessness, she, Shen Xiaoxiao, had never seen it before.
The wolf carcasses on the ground were covered by the darkness of the night, which made the killing a little more hidden. However, Shen Xiaoxiao could clearly see that the man, the man called Yan Kuan, still had the broken blade pinned firmly to his waist, and the scabbard had not been drawn, he did not seem to have any intention of pulling out the blade.
He had done it on purpose. He had deliberately used his bare hands to deal with the wolf pack.
This realization made Shen Xiaoxiao’s hair stand on end. This made her feel even more terrified than when she had just seen the wolf carcasses littered on the ground.
The pistol named “Bikini” could fire five bullets. In other words, it could only kill five wolves at most. There were at least twenty wolf carcasses littered on the ground. Looking at his movements and the remaining two obvious wolf kings in front of him… The final battle was coming to an end.
Shen Xiaoxiao seemed to be able to see the cold light in the dark night that illuminated the teeth on the corner of his cracked lips. It was like the fangs in the mouths of the wolves, making her feel even more terrified and fearful.
Sure enough, she had seen him single-handedly kill more than 10 people with weapons. Compared to now, he was just a drop in the bucket. This man, his ability, would always be something she could not compare to, and also something she could not compare to.
Could it be that he was really the legendary leader of the Dark Empire? The man who was known as the “Black Emperor”? Was it really him? Yes, it was him. She should have guessed it long ago. Back then, when she was being chased by those people, the “Black Emperor” that they kept calling out was him.
Now, seeing this man who was full of killing and blood, her whole body was filled with trepidation and fear!
There was only one ending for her to become enemies with such a man. Death… No, it would be ten times worse than death.
Escape. This was the only way she could think of and the only path she could walk…
The two wolves and one man were fighting under the tree. It was unknown whether it was because of the cold weather or the fear that was gradually rising in her heart, but she gritted her teeth and did not dare to let go. It was as if as long as she opened her mouth slightly, the stench of blood… The chill would rush into her from the deepest part of the tree, and she would no longer have the strength to persevere.
The short blade in her hand was still dripping with scarlet blood. The sudden appearance of silver light made it impossible for anyone to look straight at it.
She shrank down from the tree. At the moment she thought that he would not be discovered, she immediately climbed down from the tree. She ran, ran, ran with all her might, ran with all her might. This had already become her final goal. It seemed that as long as she was one step slower… She was the last wolf waiting to be slaughtered…
There were still sparks in the cave. The cave that was warmed by the light was unable to ward off the slightest bit of coldness for her. Instead, it became colder and colder until she shivered.
She packed her things. No matter what she grabbed, she would do her best to stuff it into her bag. Hurry up. She had to hurry up. Otherwise, she had a premonition that she would not be able to escape. No matter what, she would not be able to escape anymore.
Whatever revenge or escape would be nipped in the bud by this man. She would never be able to get what she wanted in her entire life.
“Are you preparing to run away?”
Cold air swept over from outside the cave. It was filled with the smell of blood. Hearing this calm and angry tone, Shen Xiaoxiao, who had her back facing him, shook her hands. The bags that were putting things in fell to the ground with a thud.
She did not dare to turn her head back, afraid to see the man covered in blood and full of killing.
However, reality never allowed her to consider. Her so-called good luck seemed to have disappeared completely in front of this man.
Yan Kuan looked at this little fellow who was about to escape with some amusement. He had just seen her suddenly shrink down from the tree and run even faster than a rabbit. He did not know what had happened to this little fellow and why she had suddenly run away.
He did not have the mood to tangle with those wild beasts. After dealing with the wolf pack in two or three moves, he hurriedly chased after her. As expected, the moment he entered the cave, he saw the girl’s appearance as she was about to run away.
However, what was she shaking for? Was she cold?
“Is she cold? Why didn’t you make the fire bigger?”
Shen Xiaoxiao felt the hand on her shoulder slowly leave her body. She could not help but let out a breath and forced herself to be alert. She pretended as if nothing had happened and turned around, saying, “Pack up…”
Initially, she wanted to quibble a little. However, when she met Yan Kuan’s pair of bottomless dark eyes, Shen Xiaoxiao’s words were completely stuck in her throat. Those eyes were too attractive, they could easily suck a person into the whirlpool that he had created for you.
There was still killing and excitement in it. Yes, it was excitement. She could read it. There was excitement in his eyes. What was it that could make Yan Kuan’s eyes carry excitement? Other than the killing just now, was there anything else? No, there was only them. There was only blood. There was only killing.
She swallowed her saliva and stared blankly at the man who added a fire as if nothing had happened. He sat leisurely at the side and took care of a pheasant.
For a moment, she was dumbstruck and did not dare to move a single inch.
Yan Kuan turned his head to look at her. He found it funny that this girl looked so dazed. He looked at the package in her hand and said, “Don’t be afraid. Although the smell of blood can attract wild beasts, at least we still have time to eat. After we finish eating, we can set off. There is still a certain distance between here and there. Moreover, I made a diversion on the way. Even if there is something chasing after us, it won’t be that easy.”
These words made Shen Xiaoxiao suddenly let out a sigh of relief. He had misunderstood. It was good to have misunderstood. It was so good to have misunderstood. She almost thought that he would say, “If you dare to run, I’ll blow your head off.”
She had not expected that this person would think that she was afraid of the bloody smell of those beasts, so she packed her things and waited for him. As expected, sometimes, the brain of a narcissistic man was not as simple as you could imagine.
“However, I’m very happy that you came to save me today.”
His pure white teeth shone brightly in the firelight, just like the fangs she had seen in the night.
It turned out that he had misunderstood it because she had saved him out of kindness.
She let out a breath. Fortunately, her decision had helped him escape. Otherwise, if this man came back and saw that he had run away, he would not have let him off so easily.
Yan Kuan seemed to be in a good mood, but Shen Xiaoxiao did not dare to say anything else. Moreover, she really had nothing to say to this man.
Instead, Yan Kuan said to himself, “After we finish eating, we’ll walk ten miles west. There’s a hot spring cave there. We’ll rest there tonight. My people will arrive tomorrow. At that time, we’ll take a plane out directly.”
After saying that, he glanced at Shen Xiaoxiao and found that her head was lowered and she looked a little dejected. Yan Kuan thought that she was afraid of Devon’s matter, so he kindly comforted her:
“Don’t worry, Devon doesn’t have the guts to snatch my woman.”
Don’t worry? Could she be at ease? At this moment, she would rather have fallen into Devon’s hands so that she could find a chance to escape. But in his hands, forget it. It wouldn’t be that easy for her to escape.
However, do you want her, Shen Xiaoxiao, to accept her fate? No, absolutely not. The reason why she was reborn was naturally to reverse her fate. She would not let herself escape from one devil’s den with great difficulty and fall into another wolf’s den. She wanted to return to her country and take revenge. She would definitely not compromise easily.
To escape, she had to find a chance to escape. Tomorrow, he said that his people would return tomorrow. When that time came, it would be the best time to escape. Yes, that was how it should be done. Now, she had to conserve her energy, eat and drink to her heart’s content, and make all preparations.
The decadence and fear she had felt earlier had all vanished under the support of the conviction in her heart.
Shen Xiaoxiao was a determined woman. She had made up her mind for two lifetimes. For this determination, she was willing to do anything.
Revenge. That was the only purpose for her to survive…