Chapter 14: Seven-tailed Snake Vulture
“Hahaha!” Bai Yi couldn’t help but laugh upon seeing the interactions between Sharpei and Woolf. While he was laughing, Bai Yi happened to glance at the rear mirror and suddenly his face changed completely. He abruptly turned his head and above the roof of the villa a head of a bird that was at least as big as half a car stretched out.
“HUO QIU YANG, RUN!” Bai Yi immediately shouted.
Everybody was unable to react in time and suddenly, a giant bird more than 6 meters in wingspan dived down from the air. Huo Qiu Yang’s expression froze and with a ‘kacha!’, the giant bird’s mouth closed. Huo Qiu Yang’s head was instantly torn off and blood spurted out like a fountain from his neck.
“AHHHHHHHHH…!” Countless screams rang out among the group and those who were more quick-witted instantly started the car and prepared to escape.
“Hold on tight!” Bai Yi said, abruptly reversing the car and ramming into the giant bird. Initially Bai Yi just wanted run into the bird to buy some time for the rest, but a giant claw violently grabbed onto the roof of the car before the car could hit the bird’s leg,.
‘KUANG!” The car shook violently and the glass window shattered and fell onto the floor.
At this moment, one of the seven snake tails…no, one of the seven snake heads attached to the back of the giant bird stretched over, sticking out its forked tongue at Bai Yi and the others in the car.
“WOOF! WOOF! WOOF!” Momo’s screams and Sharpei’s barking filled the car.
Just when the snake head stopped in preparation for a bite, Woolf viciously sent a punch towards it. Previously, Woolf discovered that his physical strength has multiplied by several times but he was unsure by how much exactly. With this punch, the snake’s head instantly bent, giving off an ear-piercing shriek and spraying out a cloud of green mist.
“Momo hold your breath!” Bai Yi shouted.
At this moment, Bai Yi frantically floored the accelerator and the wheels of the car continuously skidded against the floor almost to the point of producing sparks. The strong pushing force allowed the car to slowly separate itself from the giant bird’s claw. From the tip of the claw of the giant bird, deep tears appeared on the roof of the car, almost splitting it into a few segments.
Come on, move!!
Bai Yi roared in his heart and with a sudden pushing force, the car was freed from the claw of the giant bird, speeding out of the courtyard. At this moment, almost the entire roof of the car was ripped off and a few deep tears could be seen on it. Thanks to Bai Yi delaying the giant bird, everybody else had already gotten into a car and had long since reached the road. However, when the prey in its claws escaped, the giant bird instantly let out a few strange shrieks and abruptly flew up.
“Fuck, another monster!” Woolf looked behind the car, seeing the entire appearance of the bird.
Seven-tailed Snake Vulture – possessing a wingspan of more than 6 meters with multicoloured feathers. It appears to be very beautiful, but at the back of this bird were seven snake tails. Not tail feathers, but tails formed by 7 snakes. The colours of these snakes were all different, twisting and stretching continuously, appearing extremely disgusting.
At this moment, when everyone was frantically trying to escape, they discovered the giant bird chasing them behind.
“I told you we should have left last night but you guys insisted on finding a place to rest for the night! See! The monster is right on our tail!” Tang Ping said with incomparable fear in his eyes. It was an emergency so nobody cared about whether they were mutated or not; Tang Ping, Hong Qi Hua and Dai Yu Yao all sat in the same car.
“Shut up!” Hong Qi Hua said fiercely and took off her glasses.
After removing her glasses, she was shocked for a moment, but very quickly she realised that her vision was even clearer than when she was wearing glasses. As expected, it was not only Bai Yi and some others who changed but she was also changing. It’s just that her changes weren’t as obvious as theirs.
Vision had always been a wound in her heart. As an orphan, she studied very diligently for the sake of going abroad, but ruined her own vision in the process. She never expected that there would be day when her vision would recover. Tang Ping wanted to retort but suddenly, he stopped and stared blankly at Hong Qi Hua. He never thought that after taking off those big and old-fashioned glasses, Hong Qi Hua would actually be so beautiful!
The giant bird apparently only managed to reach this place last night and found the rooftop to rest on by chance. None of them had realised it and due to the commotion from splitting cars, it had awoken from its sleep.
Hong Qi Hua looked at the giant bird and then at Dai Yu Yao beside her.
At this time, Dai Yu Yao’s expression was extremely nervous and frightened; although she was driving the car, Hong Qi Hua realised that her hands were trembling. This was pure fear, fear coming from the depths of the heart. Dai Yu Yao was just an ordinary girl, she was unable to suppress her fear and remain calm. If it was normal times, Hong Qi Hua would try to console and reassure Dai Yu Yao, but now was not the time. Now they were in the car and more importantly, Dai Yu Yao was the one driving.
“Dai Yu Yao, swap places with me, I’ll drive.” Hong Qi Hua said without offering any explanation. With the mental state of Dai Yu Yao now, it was likely that they would get into an accident at any time. She didn’t want to die because of something like this.
“Are you crazy! That giant bird is still chasing us, stopping the car is equivalent to death!” Tang Ping shouted.
“No need to stop, we can just swap. It’s a straight road in front of us. I’ll hold onto the steering wheel and then you climb into the back,” Hong Qi Hua said, but the fear on Dai Yu Yao’s face just increased.
“I-I don’t dare to do it!”
“Hurry up and switch! With your mental state now, do you want to kill everybody?!” Hong Qi Hua shouted at her.
The stretch ahead was straight so it didn’t require any complex maneuvering; if she held onto the steering wheel then the car wouldn’t veer off-course. Dai Yu Yao took the chance to climb into the back and Hong Qi Hua smoothly took her place in the driver’s seat. Hong Qi Hua’s face was extremely calm and the car also drove steadily. Even Tang Ping had to concede that she looked much more reliable than Dai Yu Yao who was a nervous wreck.
Without needing to drive, Dai Yu Yao’s expression became a bit better and she just stared at Hong Qi Hua blankly with Tang Ping.
Hong Qi Hua was very quietly normally and always wore that pair of big, old-fashioned glasses. There was nothing outstanding about her, but her reaction now was much more mature and calmer than theirs. Why? Could it be that she wasn’t scared at all? Bai Yi and Yu Han were also the same, they couldn’t help but feel that these three became much more outstanding than usual.
This is probably because some people belonged to certain times!
Some people can only release their own brilliance when undergoing different experiences. When they were in an era that did not belong to them, many outstanding people were like precious stones buried underneath the rock, only able to stay buried forever and remaining ordinary for the rest of their lives. Apparently for Hong Qi Hua, she was more suited for this changed world.
This is bad!
Bai Yi felt his head getting dizzier and these words appeared in his heart. He felt that things were bad when the snake sprayed out the green mist just now, so he shouted for Momo to hold her breath. However, because of that shout he held his breath a bit too late and breathed in a bit of the mist.
Without needing to think about it, it was obvious that the mist was some kind of poison. Luckily, the poison was not the kind that was instantly fatal, but with how dizzy he was feeling, driving could prove fatal for all of them.
“Daddy, can I breathe now?” Momo suddenly asked tenderly.
“Ah…yes you can.” Bai Yi’s dizzy brain was surprised for a moment, but then he laughed. His daughter was really silly, but from the looks of it, Momo didn’t inhale any of the mist. It was already a great fortune within the misfortune.
“Woolf, you didn’t inhale any of the mist? Why do you appear to be so energetic?” Bai Yi asked.
“Of course I inhaled some, it even sprayed some onto my face. How could I not inhale any? But it doesn’t seem to have any effect on me; I’m not sure why either.” Woolf replied dim-wittedly.
Bai Yi shook his head as if trying to shake out the dizziness. Really… so it was only him who got poisoned? What bad luck. Woolf wasn’t affected by the poison, maybe because the genes he fused with were from some poison-resistant life form. However, it was not the time to think about this now.
“Woolf, I got poisoned and now my head is very dizzy. In front of us is a straight road, you must come and hold the steering wheel steady and I will climb into the back. You will drive.” Bai Yi said. Bai Yi and Hong Qi Hua’s decisions were similar, just that one was taking over the driving seat and the other was giving it up.
“Hey hey, Bai Yi, you are too crazy, changing drivers at this speed! If there are any mistakes, we could die!” Woolf shouted in shock.
“We could die if we don’t change now; my vision is already starting to blur.” Bai Yi laughed bitterly.
When Woolf heard Bai Yi, he couldn’t help but hesitate for a moment before gritting his teeth. Woolf knew that Bai Yi was a practical and realistic person; if it wasn’t absolutely necessary he would never say such things. After agreeing, Woolf stretched out his hand from behind to take hold of the steering wheel and Bai Yi carefully compacted his body and climbed behind.
The car wasn’t big from the start. Not only was it uncomfortable compacting his body and trying to swap seats, they had to do it at high speeds as well. Along the way there were quite a few near misses; the car almost crashed a few times and killed all of them. Luckily, by this time, everyone nearby had already escaped other than themselves. Otherwise, it wouldn’t have went so smoothly.
Sitting in the back seat, Bai Yi panted heavily and stared behind him. With just a look, the giant bird seemed to overlap with itself, chasing them from behind. Bai Yi breathed heavily for a while then took out his phone and tried to focus, calling Martin’s number.
“Martin, I got poisoned. Do you know how to cure the poison from this monster?”
Martin was shocked when he received the call from Bai Yi. He got poisoned… Bai Yi got poisoned. Even Martin, who had just joined, could see that only with Bai Yi’s presence could the team remain stable. If Bai Yi died, then this team would very quickly break apart.
“There is. This monster is called a Snake Vulture. They are categorised according to the number of tails they have, ranging from one to nine. Normally the poison in every tail is different, and the poison is very difficult to cure. Luckily, the snake gall of the particular snake head that poisoned you can remove the poison,” Martin told Bai Yi.
Bai Yi couldn’t help but laugh bitterly. Now they couldn’t just try to run away, he had kill this monster too in order to survive!