C hapter 144: Set Sail
The mouth that opened again from its side was obviously another head. However, it hadn’t grown out completely yet. Even if it was an evolution, it wasn’t possible to grow a new head in more than a month. However, Sharpei now looked like he was full of energy. He had apparently broken through the limitations of his own body and evolved again. Different from Bai Yi’s eyes, Sharpei’s evolution seemed to be mostly his physical body. However, the exact trigger of Sharpei’s evolution was still unclear to them.
Sharpei barked in a low tone and let Momo play around with his head.
“This is?” Nancy asked in shock.
“Oh right, I forgot to introduce you. This is also a member of my team, Sharpei. He was in the middle of a transformation before.” Bai Yi pointed at Sharpei and introduced him. After that, Bai Yi asked again, “Miss Nancy, would you be interested to join my team? I am inviting you to join my team with full sincerity.”
“Haha, you finally want to invite me?” Nancy laughed.
“That’s right, it’s not too late now.” Bai Yi smiled gently.
“Sure then. Since you are asking so sincerely, I’ll join your team. However, before joining your team, I have something to tell you,” Nancy said.
“What is it?”
“That old enemy of yours, Yu Han. I saved him,” Nancy said softly.
Woolf immediately sprang up and Heloise looked at Nancy sharply. Even Bai Yi was quite taken aback, but he still stopped any impulsive actions that the two of them might take. “Can you tell me the details?”
“Sure.” Nancy nodded.
Nancy talked about her discovery of the battle between the Giant Devil Mosquitos and the vengeful spirits. Then, she had found Yu Han, Ning Xue, and Adam by chance after looking around for a few days. Bai Yi’s team didn’t know how to feel about this. How the hell was that guy’s luck always so good to keep on surviving? However, when Bai Yi learned that Ning Xue didn’t die, he didn’t know why, but he felt happy inside. If it was possible, Bai Yi still didn’t wish for his friend in the past to die in his own hands.
“It’s like that? What a crossing of fate, I understand now.” Bai Yi’s expressions was unexpectedly calm.
“Let’s not talk about unhappy things for now. The party hasn’t ended yet. Sharpei just came back, and we got a new team member as well. Shouldn’t we be celebrating all these happily now?” Bai Yi smiled and said to everyone.
“Hehe!” Momo was the happiest among all of them, and she started cheering happily beside Sharpei. After its initial hesitation, Chinchilla climbed on top of Sharpei’s head again and cried out happily as well. Chinchilla really had no fear of death, it always liked to climb on top of Sharpei’s head. Didn’t it know that they had a huge difference in size between them?
After that, they partied for another round and played all the way until the dawn of the next day. Sunlight actually shone in Wellington for once, and the warm morning sun illuminated the villa brightly through the gaps in the clouds.
“Aren’t you suspicious of her identity?” Vala asked.
“You mean a spy? I don’t think she is.” Bai Yi shook his head. “Go and wake everybody up, we’re setting off. Good weather like today is hard to come by,” Bai Yi said to Vala. When the sun came out, all the ghosts, including Mavis, retreated to the shadows. This sunlight seemed to be greatly damaging to them. Although it was a pity that they couldn’t send Bai Yi’s team off, this good weather was really hard to come by.
Hearing Bai Yi’s words, Vala also nodded. She was just reminding Bai Yi. It was his problem what he did with her words.
The group of them set out for Lyall Bay. Nothing much happened along the way and all of them reached the port safely. When she saw the giant cargo ship, Momo was overjoyed and immediately ran toward the ship, as she cheered excitedly. The rest of them had a faint smile on their faces, as they followed Momo and walked toward the ship.
A total length of 180.5 meters and a weight of 25,000 tons. This was indeed a giant cargo ship.
When everyone boarded the ship, Bai Yi proficiently started the ship and the giant mass of metal slowly started to move, heading toward the southern half of New Zealand. Momo ran about excitedly in the bridge, shouting that she wanted to pilot the ship as well. It was just like a little kid to have so much curiosity toward everything. Bai Yi carried a loving smile on his face, as he saw Momo running about, with her little minion Chinchilla following her around. After a while, Momo felt that the bridge was boring and whined about wanting to go outside.
“I’ll take care of the navigation route, you bring Momo out to play,” Heloise said.
“Ok then.” Bai Yi nodded.
Coming to the deck of the ship, Bai Yi realized that everyone else was standing at the side of the ship, looking at the sea view. The sea bathed in the gentle light of the morning sun; it appeared to be serene and beautiful. However, Bai Yi immediately creased his eyebrows. They are too careless. Bai Yi clapped his hands and immediately got the attention of everyone.
“Everyone, be more aware of your surroundings. We aren’t on a cruise now, nobody knows what we would meet in New Zealand. Standing by the sides of the ship like this is very dangerous.” Bai Yi reminded.
Bai Yi’s words woke them all up ,and they realized that they were really too relaxed here. Woolf waved to Bai Yi and wanted to say something, but at this moment a loud crash came from the surface of the ocean. A sea serpent more than a meter in diameter instantly shot out from the ocean and bit toward Woolf.
Instinctively, Woolf instantly raised his greatsword and hacked it down behind him. With a ‘puchi!’, the immense strength instantly ripped open the skin of the sea serpent and made a deep cut into its flesh.
The unexpected change made all their faces tense up instantly. Bai Yi and Sharpei dashed toward the sea serpent at a moment’s notice. The monster had came onto the deck and it became even more vicious due to its injuries. As for Vala and a few others, they hurriedly ran toward the cabin inside the ship.
Sharpei was the fastest, just when the serpent was about to tackle Woolf to the floo, Sharpei opened his jaws wide and viciously bit the neck of the sea serpent. Then, two wide open mouths that were like two horns locked themselves around the sea serpent, and did not budge at all. However, the sea serpent’s body immediately started to wriggle and flail about, as it tried to swing Sharpei into the sea. Sharpei’s four claws instantly powerfully dug into the deck of the ship. Sounds of metal scratching and grinding instantly came from the steel-plated deck, Sharpei’s claws broke open the deck boards and left long tears on the it.
Bai Yi was only moments behind Sharpei, as he rushed toward the sea serpent. He swung his sword toward the sea serpent at the same time as Woolf, who had just stabilized himself behind the monster.
Bai Yi unsheathed Red Kiss, which left a faint mark across the air. With a soft ‘puchi!’, this sea serpent which was more than 1 meter in diameter immediately split into two halves from the center. Woolf’s side was a lot more violent, and he completely used brute force to rip the sea serpent apart. The immense force behind the greatsword tore a great wound on the sea serpent’s body.
Bai Yi exclaimed in his heart. This was still the first time he used Red Kiss to fight against an enemy. But the moment he used the sword, Bai Yi could sense that the sword was several times sharper than the old fang sword. Sure enough, Melvin wasn’t as talentless as he described himself to be. He actually had immense talent.
Sharpei also tore at the sea serpent viciously and bit off a huge chunk of the sea serpent’s neck with his humongous jaw. The sea serpent that they broke into a few parts slowly writhed about, but from the looks of it, it wouldn’t live for much longer.
At this time, the rest of them still hadn’t reacted as everything had started and ended too quickly. The few of them had easily finished the vicious and savage sea serpent. Moreover, they didn’t even use their real strength. Especially Vala and Alodia, they were extremely delighted to find such powerful teammates, and it put their hearts at incomparable ease.
“See, we just left the port and we already encountered a monster like this, so everyone has to be really careful.” Bai Yi sheathed Red Kiss, and the crystal-like sword actually didn’t even have a single blood stain on it.
“Got it!” Woolf immediately answered loudly.
“But this guy is really too weak, the only thing it has is a big body,” Woolf continued.
“Many aquatic creatures are larger in size. They are all animals that live in the sea, they would definitely be not as agile on the deck. You can try getting thrown into the sea to see who’s stronger there,” Bai Yi said. Suddenly, he thought that none of them had ever experienced a battle in the water. Although it wasn’t too likely for them to encounter a scenario like that, he still thought about finding an opportunity to train the rest of them in that area.
“Tidy up the deck and move this thing into the storeroom. Our first destination is Queen Charlotte Bay, the corpses of these sea monsters can still be a decent first gift,” Bai Yi said.
Bai Yi took the lead to get busy after speaking. He dragged the carcass of this sea serpent into the storeroom. The rest of them came to help as well, this sea serpent wasn’t small at all at, as it was more than 20 meters long. Bai Yi dragged a part of the sea serpent into the storeroom. However, what he didn’t realize was that the blood of the sea serpent slowly flowed out through the drainage hole on the deck and trickled into sea from behind the cargo ship, dyeing a faint streak of red behind them.
After this experience, nobody wanted to stay on the deck anymore. It was really too dangerous.
If this sea serpent didn’t pick Woolf as its target this time but somebody else, then it was very likely that somebody among the team would have died. This wasn’t a joke at all, the other people in the team probably didn’t have the ability to deal with such a sea monster like this under an ambush.
“Momo, you aren’t scared?” Alodia looked at the overly-excited Momo and asked.
“En, why should I be scared?” responded Momo. She looked at Alodia, her eyes containing some slight confusion.
Alodia looked at Momo’s pure eyes and knew that she really didn’t feel even a trace of fear. Thinking about Momo’s outstanding combat ability that she displayed normally and that kind of calm battle state, she felt completely inferior to Momo. In addition, the Momo now was only 6 years old.
“That’s right, why should we be afraid.” Alodia caressed the long sword she had just obtained and made a firm resolution in her heart. She must change as well. She can’t always rely on Teacher Vala and the others to protect her. Instead, she must become strong as well.
The faint scent of blood permeated through the ocean. Within an ocean trench, a gigantic black figure slowly opened its eyes.
TN: This chapter to make up for the missed chapter yesterday