Chapter 273 - Shark? Shark!
What gave Lin Yi relief was the fact that the jade never once signalled him the whole time after he cut the rope- that meant that they were safe.
It seemed that Cihua’s two golden class masters were pretty much all he had- the guy now had to resort to characters like Ma, who resorted to using rope cutting and scare tactics, very cheap ways to get Mengyao killed.
Even so, Lin Yi wasn’t one to let his guard down in a seemingly easy situation- he knew that Cihua’s lack of master class personnel was temporary. The guy did mention that he wasn’t alone, that he was but a Songshan representative, after all. There was an even bigger threat behind him.
Lin Yi then spotted the coast some distance away, but had no idea how far away from the city that coast was. He didn’t have a GPS with him, and could only rely on looking at the sun to determine his position.
He didn’t expect them to be carried away this far by the currents- he smiled bitterly at the thought. This wouldn’t have happened if he didn’t need to stop Yushu from drowning.
Shark…… Lin Yi squinted- a shark was speeding towards him not too far away.
He frowned. Sharks usually didn’t attack people unless lured by blood- human flesh wasn’t too tasty to sharks.
Sharks usually ignored people unless they were starving, or if they had fresh blood to excite them. This was, however, just for most cases- there were particularly savage sharks, swimming in shallow areas hunting for targets to prey on.
Lin Yi couldn’t determine the shark’s hostility as of yet, but he maintained his swimming speed towards the shore. The shark would swim past him if it weren’t hungry.
If it were looking to attack him, then it’d be pointless to just wait for it. After all, a mere shark wasn’t something Lin Yi would consider a threat yet.
The blade from his shoe reappeared in Lin Yi’s palm as he swam.
Unfortunately, the shark did seem to see Lin Yi as a target- it was swimming at him as if on a hunt.
As good as Lin Yi was, he still wasn’t good enough to outswim a shark at sea. He calculated the distance and the speed of the shark, not slowing down at all until he was only a couple hundred meters away from land- for the shark was now tens of meters away from him.
The shark, as the tyrant of the sea, naturally didn’t think of Lin Yi as a threat as well- as far as it was concerned, Lin Yi was living food.
Some waves started lapping at Lin Yi as the shark closed in; it was the size of a car as it opened its gaping mouth. The first attack was coming.
Lin Yi tugged at Yushu with his left hand subconsciously, signaling for her to stay within his reach. Yushu, however, still had all her limbs tightly latched onto Lin Yi tightly, but he only wanted a confirmation to deal with the shark reassured.
With the blade in his right hand, Lin Yi made a fist with his left and kept his eyes on the great white shark.
The shark continued closing in, and Lin Yi stayed still, not intending to dodge at all.
The shark wasn’t expecting its prey to just stop moving- situations like this were extremely rare, since a prey’s first instinct was to run after getting sighted by a predator. Lin Yi’s behavior made the shark hesitate a little.
Sharks were still one of the more intelligent life forms in the ocean- they wouldn’t just charge brainlessly at something that defied common sense. Lin Yi’s lack of movement prompted it to slow down as well, but not enough to have it think of Lin Yi’s as anything dangerous.
It was still intent on attacking Lin Yi- the only thing that changed here was the speed it approached him at.
The shark charged at Lin Yi abruptly- perhaps it lost its patience, but Lin Yi reacted with his left fist, launching it at the shark’s nose!
It was a vulnerable part of the shark’s body- Lin Yi understood that weakness well.
Lin Yi was strong- the attack he’d just used was enough to kill off a regular human. It couldn’t kill a shark off, but it did send its head the opposite way.
The pain actually intensified its bloodlust- it turned back with a gaping mouth at Lin Yi, but he never gave it the chance. He sent the blade into its gills, moving it up and down a couple of times before quickly darting to the side.
The shark then struggled in the water for a bit before ceasing all movement, floating in the sea, no longer proud and no longer predator. The gills were one of the shark’s lethal spots- this was something Lin Yi was extremely familiar with.
Lin Yi, naturally, wouldn’t just waste a fine shark he’d just killed- who knew where the next shore was, after all? What if he got hungry? This shark meat wasn’t too delicious, but it was plenty for an empty stomach. This was one of the basics for survival.
He untied the rope he’d cut off from his legs and hooked it to the shark’s tail, pulling it to shore with him. It wasn’t heavy enough to strain Lin Yi at all.
He’d been able to swim fine with metal bars on his limbs during training, after all.
“Fuu….” Lin Yi climbed up the shore and tossed the shark to the side- saving Yushu and waking her up was the first priority.
He hesitated as he thought about saving Yushu- common procedure called for mouth-to-mouth, but that’d be taking advantage of Yushu… Lin Yi didn’t need that manoeuvre to save a life……
Yet Lin Yi couldn’t really hold back the temptation- he still very much liked Yushu, at least more than he liked Mengyao. The girl was very cute and easily likeable.
But taking advantage of an unconscious Yushu was something Lin Yi couldn’t bring himself to do. Back then was an emergency where he had to save Yushu from drowning, but there were other methods to achieve the same thing this time around.
Lin Yi liked Yushu, and he wanted to kiss her, but not like this!! He didn’t think he was a proper gentleman or anything, but he wouldn’t go as far as to do something against one’s will.