Chapter 24 – Trouble
“Uncle Luo, why are we retreating?” As they were marching, Di Yalan cut tree trunks with her sword and was angry, “How dare that bastard tease Miss Mu and me! Shit!”
“Nothing would have happened if you two didn’t show up. Now we’ve gotten ourselves into trouble. Alas.” Luo Hao sighed and said, “Stop babbling. Let’s leave. Hopefully we can escape it.”
“Uncle Luo, we’ve already left, what’s wrong?” Mu Yu Die got confused.
“It’s more complicated than what you think.”
Luo Hao shook his head, “None of those mercenaries are good men. That captain was so salacious when he looked at you that he wouldn’t let it go easily. The four mercenaries operating on the snake appeared to be indifferent when we left, but they were much more interested in you, thus it’s unreasonable that they would give up. They must know their captain’s plan well.”
Mu Yu Die’s pretty face turned pale, “Uncle Luo, are you guessing that they would pursue us?”
“Not a guess. I’m very sure about it.”
Luo Hao sighed again, “They didn’t take action at once, for they were considering the materials on the demon snake. Other warriors and mercenaries may have come up to collect their prey when they were fighting with us. So surely they will chase us after they get the material on the snake.”
“The Tush Mercenary Union have a really bad reputation. I have heard about them doing a lot of bad things. Uncle Luo is right.” Hu Long added.
“Uncle Luo, sorry… we were worried about you.” Mu Yu Die was in low mood.
“I understand.” Luo Hao replied. However, he suddenly stopped and put Mu Yu Die down gently.
Thus, Shi Yan stopped as well. He asked while frowning, “What happened? They are pursuing us?”
Luo Hao glanced at Shi Yan in appreciation and nodded, replying with a rigid face, “Must be them.”
“Uncle Luo, what should we do now?” Hu Long was furious and he yelled, “They went too far! Let’s fight against them like hell!”
Luo Hao looked serious. He thought quickly and ordered, “Di Yalan, carry Die and go first, and send signals to us all the way. Young man, you go with them, and be careful. Choose untraversed regions, and don’t get into high-level demon beast areas.”
“What about you?” Shi Yan asked calmly.
“We three will stay. Without Die amongst us, we can do sneak attacks easily. After delaying them, we will catch up. Those guys won’t fight with us if they don’t see the girls. They should stop soon.” Luo Hao replied fast.
“Got it.” Shi Yan nodded and smiled light-heartedly, “Don’t worry Uncle, where there are these two pretty girls, there will be me.”
“Okay, go!” Luo Hao replied.
Di Yalan wanted to stay and fight, but she had to compromise under Luo Hao’s firm gaze.
She stamped on the ground with regret and crouched to carry Mu Yu Die. Then she ran to the thickest part of the forest.
After some hesitation, Shi Yan took out a paper bag from his bag and put it in Luo Hao’s hand, “I got this poisonous powder by accident. It is called Seven Snake Saliva, which is made from poison fluid of seven types of snakes. It’s very easy to use. Just wipe it on the weapon, and when it cuts even a little it will take effect…”
Before Luo Hao could say anything, Shi Yan smirked and advanced in the direction of Di Yalan.
“Uncle Luo, wasn’t it too mean? A warrior has his own self esteem. To use poison is contemptible.” Zhao Xin frowned and looked at the poison powder in Luo Hao’s hand with contempt, then he murmured, “We know nothing about that boy, and he’s got so many vicious things. It’s dangerous to let him stay with Miss Mu.”
“Zhao Xin, there are not many rules here, so cut the crap. We would have been dead bodies if it weren’t for his Bone Chilling powder, and you wouldn’t be here talking about righteousness.”
Luo Hao reproached angrily and said, “Everybody gets to keep some powder, but don’t use it too early in case it irritates those mercenaries. If it gets worse, don’t hesitate to wipe it on weapons. You can reproach that boy again only when you two are still alive, understand?”
In the woods.
Bernard and his seven people were flying fast in the woods with cold faces and obscene smiles.
“Shoo, shoo, shoo!”
Arrows flew out from the woods one after another, hard and quick, which made the mercenaries stop and react.
Bernard stopped at once and smirked. His right hand in the cuff finally stretched out- it was a shining silver iron hand! Rays of silver light exploded as the iron hand stretched out, and the light then divided into seven crescent knives in the air, and flew toward Luo Hao’s hiding spot with a rush.
“Ka ka ka!”
Tree branches in the woods exploded, and fell one after another as the knives flew by. The knives let out frightening silver lights and bombarded heavily in the place where Luo Hao hid himself.
“Bang bang bang!”
An ancient tree collapsed suddenly after being cut by the knives. Luo Hao’s figure showed up for a moment and disappeared into the woods again quickly.
“Tumu, go ahead with Kinmo. We will take care of this side.” Bernard smiled cunningly with his heavy face, and added, “The superior warriors are all here, while the women and that boy have run away. Remember, I need the women alive. If you kill them, you won’t get even one crystal coin!”
“Be at ease, Captain. I promise, I will bring that woman to you clean and beautiful, so that you can make her serve you however as you like.” Tumu laughed loudly, “Kinmo, let’s go first! Haha! That hot chick, haha, I will have her first. You are lucky today, you can taste her after me.”
“Yeah, I can’t wait anymore!” The ugly mercenary with pimples all over his face laughed too as he advanced with Tumu.
“It’s bad!” Luo Hao was stunned, and was about to send a signal.
He didn’t presume that Bernard was so experienced with this kind of situation. Bernard saw through Luo Hao’s plan at once and sent people to chase Di Yalan pointedly.
“Stay here.” Bernard sneered as he rushed to Luo Hao, “My friend, you wanted to delay us, didn’t you? Now, I won’t leave, so don’t you leave as well. Let’s trade blows and exercise our muscles.”
As soon as Bernard moved, the other mercenaries separated too to search for Hu Long and Zhao Xin’s traces.
Carrying Mu Yu Die on her back, Di Yalan shuttled back and forth in the woods. Every time she touched the ground, her well-shaped long legs would pedal on the earth and thus her bonny body bounced several metres high, like a female leopard pursuing its prey.
While up in the air, her short skirt under her armour flew with the wind, and her plump ass showed an attractive shape, looking extremely elastic.
Shi Yan was staring at her figure joyfully and couldn’t stop praising her hot body. No wonder those mercenaries couldn’t get rid of Di Yalan in their mind.
“Little bastard, stop looking at my ass! Take care of the surroundings! Keep an eye on any demon beast trails around here!” Di Yalan seemed to have a pair of eyes on her back, as she shouted while running.
“It’s fine.” Shi Yan broadened his mouth, “There are no trails of demon beasts for the time being, but it seems that someone is chasing us. I seem to hear their light steps.”
“Someone’s after us?” Di Yalan was stunned, “It couldn’t be? The three including Uncle Luo are there. They weren’t able to stop those crazy dogs?”
Shi Yan then stopped, bent down, and leaned his ear against the ground. He said with a serious face, “Uncle Luo wasn’t able to stop all the crazy dogs? Two of them are almost here?”
Di Yalan was astonished as she stopped in front, she observed with a pale face, “Kid, carry Miss Mu and leave fast. I will stay and fight with them.”
“No, I will stay.”
Shi Yan shook his head, took a deep breath, answering in a low voice, “I was just thinking about testing the results of my recent training. Keep going, I will catch up. Hmm, by the way, I will leave some signs as well, in case Uncle Luo Hao loses trace of us after dumping those mercenaries.”
“You…” on Di Yalan’s back, Mu Yu Die turned her head to Shi Yan and gazed at him numbly. Then a glow crossed her eyes, and she said with a complicated look on her pretty face, “You could have gotten out of this trouble, originally.”
“I know.” Shi Yan smiled, “But for you, I’m in. I still owe you a lot. Once I pay it back, I will leave even if you ask me to stay.” Waving his hand, he urged Di Yalan, “Sister, what the hell are you doing?! Move!”
Di Yalan felt it a little heartbreaking to see him again, so she turned her head away and said, “Little bastard, live on happily. If you can catch up again, I, I will allow you to touch my… butt.” In an instant, she stamped on the ground and dashed out rapidly.
“Haha, then keep yourself clean and wait for me.” Shi Yan laughed and shouted to her, “I will be back soon.”
Di Yalan quivered, and almost fell. She gritted her teeth and cursed in her mind with blushed face, “This damn bastard!”