Chapter 22 – Enemy
The magnificent red sun was setting in the west, dyeing the entire mountain range with a layer of bright red halo. During the twilight sun, it was tranquil and auspicious.
They were quickly approaching Stone Village, and this area did not many many ferocious beasts. Being a village situated in the vicinity of the mountain range, it was considered fairly peaceful.
“We’re finally back home.” The little guy was finally relieved, and let out a long breath.
However, just at this moment, the Green Scaled Eagle began to fall, causing its wings to snap off a few towering trees. It was gradually becoming exhausted, and its wounds continuously bled black blood. It could no longer continue.
“Auntie, just hold on a bit more, we are almost home.” The little guy Shi Hao encouraged.
With a huge cry, the Green Scaled Eagle had finally been exhausted. Its huge body fell down, making leaves fly everywhere in disorder. Many ancient trees were smashed apart, resulting in the destruction of many large trees.
Fortunately, it glided downwards and did not drop from the sky. Otherwise, if it fell from such a high altitude, broken bones and snapped muscles would have been inevitable.
With a loud rumble, the Suan Ni under the Green Scaled Eagle’s claws dropped to the ground first and split the huge boulders in the middle of the forest. Afterwards, the huge body of the Green Scaled Eagle descended into a field of vegetation.
The little guy who carried the scarlet horn also tumbled down. Fortunately, his body was light and healthy, so he timely dropped the several meter long precious horn and did not injure his own body.
“Auntie, nothing bad happened, right?” Shi Hao quickly got up and ran towards where the Green Scaled Eagle was.
The Archaic Devil Bird Descendant’s situation was terrible. From its wounds dripped blood as dark as ink, emitting a fishy smell. Its entire body was lacking strength, and getting back on its feet was difficult.
The Green Scaled Eagle cried towards the sky, its voice was resounding, entering and splitting rocks. It even shook the little guy Shi Hao so much that his eardrums started hurting, so he had to quickly cover his ears. The surrounding leaves fell in a disorderly fashion.
“Right, auntie, if you’re hurt, just use all your strength to cry out. With a few bird cries, Da Peng, Xiao Qing and the others would definitely hear it and lead the chief to rescue us since we are already quite close to Stone Village, ”
The little guy was talking while running towards that fiery red horn. He chopped off a piece of the flesh attached to it and delivered it to the Green Scaled Eagle’s beak “Auntie, I heard that these rhinoceros horns have the ability to cure poison. This is a horn of an Archaic Descendant, and although it belongs to a cow, it should still have some effect.
He helped feed it into the Green Scaled Eagle’s beak and helped closed it. Only now, did this vicious bird hold a gentle gaze towards him as if he was its own child. The Archaic Devil Bird’s descendants had extremely high intelligence.
“Auntie, you must hold on! Grandpa chief and the others will be here soon.”
Time passed by slowly. The sound of beasts roaring was heard from afar. The little guy started worrying because he did not know if the people of Stone Village heard the cries of the Green Scaled Eagle.
If he went back by himself first and by chance a fierce beast come, given the current condition of the Green Scaled Eagle, certain death awaited it without any chance for retaliation.
“Even if they did not hear it, grandpa chief will certainly dispatch people to rescue us. Auntie, please wait patiently and persevere, all will be well soon.” The little guy used his youthful and tender voice to give it encouragement.
Muffled beast howls seemingly neared and rustling noises came from afar. The setting sun almost disappeared and the sky darkened. This part of the forest seemed especially ghastly and terrifying.
“Auntie, eat some precious blood again.” The little guy once again cupped his hand with a piece of the Mythical Flaming Devil Bull meat and delivered it.
Suddenly, the hair on the little guy’s back stood up. He quickly sidestepped. An ice cold iron arrow scraped past his throat and entered a mountain rock with the sound of a bang and a metallic sound was heard.
Only at this moment did the sonic boom pass by. The speed of the iron arrow was too fast, much faster than the speed of sound. Its strength was shocking. If the little guy reacted even slightly slower, the arrow would have penetrated his throat.
A streak of cold light flashed through and the second iron arrow was shot. The little guy dodged and with a pu sound, blood splashed out. That piece of meat that he originally wanted to feed the Green Scaled Eagle was penetrated.
“Too wasteful, for a vicious bird that’s about to die. You might as well give it to me.” A rough male voice came through.
“It’s you guys?!” The little guy was shocked and angry. After seeing the Wolf Village people, the person who shot the arrows was their hunting squad’s captain. His height was a massive 2.34 meters. His muscles were sturdy and strips of tendons that looked like snakes.
For four weeks, there were vaguely any signs of them. Now, over twenty of them appeared. Each of them held a stiff bow, and aimed at him with their iron arrows.
The little guy was very angry. His eyes wide open and said “Last time, our Stone Village let you guys go, and you guys established your blood pledge. Now you want to kill me… you….”
“Truly a cute child, is an oath worth more than that Suan Ni’s rare precious body, and more than that Archaic Descendant’s precious scarlet horn?” A middle-aged man from the Wolf Village sneered.
A silver white sheen shot out in all four directions. The little guy no longer exchanged words. Both arms spread, and cut out a dazzling disked moon just like the descent of a heavenly moon from the ninth level of heaven.
He held the moon and rushed towards those people. He no longer paid heed to reason and only thought of fighting. Although he was still a small child, he had often heard of the fierce beasts’ cruelty and dread in this desolate land.
Right now, the little guy treated these people like fierce beasts, and no longer saw them as people of the same species. He rapidly advanced with the intention of fighting them and protecting his aunt, the Green Scaled Eagle.
Because in his heart, this group of people were far from as kind as the ordinarily vicious Green Scaled Eagle. He would never sympathize with them again.
As concentrated as rain, these iron arrows flew towards him. Each shot had a thousand jin of force behind it, and they were incomparably frightening. Even huge beasts would die from a single shot.
So many people simultaneously shot at such a young child. They were simply cold-blooded and ruthless. They showed no mercy, and only held a cold and cruel smile.
The silver moon rotated and knocked down a row of iron arrows. Gebeng gebeng, even if they were iron poles, they still wouldn’t be able to bear the attack. They were thoroughly split in half.
“Don’t underestimate him. Even though he’s still a child, he has a precious artifact on him. He is truly powerful. Cooperate and shoot him down!” A sturdy and built man loudly roared.
The silver moon whizzed past and rotated around the forest. That man who was just shouting was directly hacked in the shoulders, dismembering his arm. Fresh blood spouted out, and with a blood-curdling scream, he fell onto the floor.
“Such a powerful child, quickly retreat and throw the iron spears!”
Wolf Village hunting squad’s captain loudly shouted and scattered his men before retreating towards the back. They began to utilize even more formidable power to throw their spears, and their spears were even more fearsome than their arrows.
One spear pole after another emitted cold light as they ripped through the air. Each pole, roughly two meters long and 10 jin in weight, could easily penetrate the skin of a fire rhinoceros as they whistled straight ahead.
The little guy used his silver moon to intercept the attacks, snapping one pole after another. Ear-splitting clanking sounded, sparks flew, and the situation was dire.
Little Shi Hao’s eyes immediately straightened out. Although he was kind-hearted and honest, he was not weak. If others wanted to kill him like this, he naturally had to retaliate and defend himself.
The silver moon shuddered, and he hurriedly advanced with all his strength. Using his precious moon to block the arrows, he ran ten meters forwards before striking with all his might. A snow white light flashed passed, and in front of him, blood-curdling screams rang out. Five or six people’s arms were cut off and blood splashed high into the air.
A few iron spears flew passed the little guy’s body, barely scraping him and piercing his clothes. However, he simply ignored it, and with all his might, he activated a second disked silver moon. An ancient tree appeared on it, and it flickered magnificently as it sprinkled down some of its brilliance, making the moon appear even more splendid.
This time, the silver moon flew a huge distance of over ten meters and almost split the Wolf Village’s hunting squad captain and a few other people in front of him in half. They were all seriously injured, and their captain’s stomach was cut open, causing his intestines to almost spill out.
The captain shouted with all his might. After giving this command, his complexion whitened and he started to sweat profusely. A group of people shouted, and they quickly gathered the injured before scattering and retreating into the forest.
“This child is very odd, he’s too strong. However, we already sent a letter back. The chief and the others are not too far away, they should be rushing over here quickly!”
“Auntie Green, you’re fine right?” The little guy ran back. After seeing the Green Scaled Eagle’s injury pierced by an iron spear and a few iron arrows, he was so heartbroken that tears almost dripped out.
The Green Scaled Eagle had a gentle expression. It lightly shook its head and didn’t let out any sounds. It was very quiet.
“Auntie, I’m really useless aren’t I? Just then, that sort of thing happened and I still was not able to kill anyone and only wounded their shoulders and arms.” The little guy wept and blamed himself.
He was only a child in the end. Even though he matured early, he could not viciously massacre and spill blood like an adult. Although he attacked, his heart and hands were still trembling.
However, there were those who were injured to the point of completely losing their fighting strength and could never be considered a threat again. Most of them lost their shoulders and arms, and were destined to become cripples for life.
Roughly 10 li away, the Wolf Village quickly assembled. They charged towards this direction, and among them was a youth on a stretcher who was half sitting and half lying. His expression was pale and his eyes were ice-cold as he held a beast teeth bracelet in his palm.
An elderly person lightly spoke “He is actually this strong, capable of wounding over ten of our clansmen. Don’t fear, this time we’ll use the precious artifacts granted to us by our Guardian Spirit and see how he’ll create any more disturbances!”
“The Suan Ni’s precious body is right there, and the Guardian Spirit will personally come.” Another elder said.
Several li away, a group people of Stone Village also moved out like fierce tigers, rushing towards the part of the mountain forest where the little guy was at. Taking the helm of this expedition were the three hatchlings, Zi Yun, Da Peng and Xiao Qing. They were anxiously fluttering their wings.