Mu Hongyu and the rest were frightened, and they hurriedly looked over. However, they saw no movement at all. It was very calm in the silent woods.
Mu Hongyu could not help but softly ask, “Liuyue, did you sense it wrongly? There doesn’t seem to be a fiend aura…”
Chu Liuyue did not say anything as she stared straight in front of them. “If you don’t come out, don’t blame me for being merciless.”
Mu Hongyu and the rest looked at each other awkwardly. There were only trees around them and not even a bush. How could fiends hide here? However, Chu Liuyue did not look like she was kidding, so the rest subconsciously stayed quiet.
The next moment, the fallen leaves suddenly rustled in front of them.
“There’s something there!” Mu Hongyu and the rest suddenly became alert.
There really is a fiend here!
A small ball of fur suddenly wiggled out of the leaves.
“What… is this?” The few people, who thought they were up against a formidable fiend, were dazed.
“Ah-choo!” That small ball suddenly sneezed, and its round body started to relax and expand.
It was only the size of a fist and was very red. Its fluffy tail was as big as its body, and its pair of black eyes were lively and cute. It blankly stared at Chu Liuyue and the rest as if it did not notice what had just happened. The fellow rubbed its eyes with its small paws as if someone had interrupted its rest.
It was actually…
“A small fox?” Mu Hongyu blurted out.
Once the small creature heard that sentence, it suddenly stopped its original movements and quickly shook its head. No! I’m not a fox!
“This is a blood ferret.” Chu Liuyue heaved a sigh of relief.
All of the others were shocked. “The rumored most useless third-grade fiend—blood ferret?”
The small ball’s face suddenly turned dark.
Chu Liuyue nodded. A third-grade fiend was actually of decent grade, but a blood ferret was too small and did not have much attacking power. Besides, it was too lively and active, so it was not suitable to be a hunter fiend.
This kind of blood ferret was usually taken in as pets, and aristocratic children would play with them.
“Aish, forget it.” The few of them were disappointed. They did not expect that the first fiend they saw after they entered Wan Ling Mountain would actually be a blood ferret.
Chu Liuyue nodded.
The few of them did not have fiends, so they had high hopes when coming here. However, a blood ferret really was unsuitable for them.
The few of them ignored it and turned around to walk away.
Once Chu Liuyue moved, she suddenly stopped in her tracks and lowered her head to take a look.
That small thing bit her clothes at some point in time and was looking at her cutely.
Chu Liuyue kept quiet for a moment.
They did not want to hunt a blood ferret, but it seemed to want to follow them?
Chu Liuyue bent down and wanted to move it away, but the little thing seemed to know her intentions. With a shrink of its body, it moved to the other side to bite her clothes again.
The blood ferret was very fast. If Chu Liuyue tried to catch it with her own hands, she definitely would not be able to succeed. Thus, she did not move any longer.
Mu Hongyu couldn’t help but say, “Liuyue, it seems to like you a lot.” Her face was filled with curiosity. She only heard of blood ferrets but had never seen one before.
It seemed pretty cute!
Chu Liuyue also found it weird and said to that thing, “We don’t intend to do anything to you, so don’t follow us.”
The little thing blinked dazedly and only understood Chu Liuyue’s meaning after some time.
Does she… not want me anymore? The little thing’s eyes quickly welled up with water, and bead-like tears kept pattering on the ground. It looked up at Chu Liuyue as if it was silently complaining to her.
Chu Liuyue was speechless. It seems a little off?
“Liuyue, do you want to bring it along? Even if you don’t want to make a pact with it, you can just keep it as a pet. It looks so lonely and pitiful.” Mu Hongyu had no resistance against these types of small, furry creatures. She could not help but say, “Why don’t I let you follow me?”
The little thing frantically shook its head.
Mu Hongyu was a little disappointed. “I think it only wants to follow you…”
Chu Liuyue thought for a while before saying, “Then, listen to me obediently, and we’ll bring you along with us.”
The little thing hurriedly nodded. Like a red lightning bolt, it jumped onto Chu Liuyue’s shoulders. With a sit of its butt and a sweep of its tail, it directly sat on Chu Liuyue’s shoulder. From far away, it looked like a red furry ball. It was light and not heavy at all.
Chu Liuyue looked at it, and her lips curved up. “Let’s go.”
Afterward, the few of them continued to walk in the forest.
Not long later, they met a third-grade livid horse fiend. Livid horses were bulky and were considered a stronger third-grade fiend.
“Livid horses have a cold temperament, and their attacking power is a little low. It normally won’t battle humans. It’s suitable to be a horse for you to ride on, but not suitable for you to hunt with,” said Liao Zhongshu softly.
Cen Hu was a little tempted but immediately rejected this idea when he heard what Liao Zhongshu said. “Let’s continue walking then. Perhaps we’ll meet something better!” After saying that, Cen Hu led the way in front.
However, the livid horse didn’t just leave them. It stood in front of them, and its hooves scratched against the ground a few times. It breathed out roughly, and its eyes were filled with vague enmity.
Cen Hu noticed that something was wrong and knitted his brows to ask, “Nerd, didn’t you say livid horses won’t take the initiative to attack people? Why does it seem it wants to go against us?”
Liao Zhongshu was also shocked. “I don’t think so. My family has a few livid horses, and all of them are very gentle. Why is this… Is it because Wan Ling Mountain’s fiends are generally more ferocious?”
Before he could finish his sentence, the livid horse neighed and dashed towards the few of them.
Cen Hu was in front of the pack.
“He!” bellowed Cen Hu deeply as his legs bent slightly. He also raised his muscular arms as he tightly clenched his fan-like palms into fists before suddenly attacking.
“One Punch Up!” He was originally a stage-three warrior and physically strong. Together with the power in his fists, he was not one to be underestimated.
His fists were very harsh as they went straight for the livid horse.
The livid horse raised its front hooves and was about to avoid the fist.
Cen Hu immediately followed up and directly went under the livid horse. Right after that, his fists turned into claws that went straight for the livid horse’s stomach.
A cut immediately appeared in the livid horse’s stomach, and blood spurted everywhere.
Even Cen Hu’s face was stained with blood. However, this ignited his fighting spirit.
“Die!” hollered Cen Hu as he wanted to take its life.
At this moment, the livid horse suddenly raised its leg and harshly kicked Cen Hu’s chest.
“Be careful!” Mu Hongyu and the rest all noticed that something was amiss, so they immediately backed him up.
The livid horse was attacked and distracted, so its attack was much weaker than usual. However, it was very angry and kicked Cen Hu’s back.
Cen Hu suffered the heavy impact and collapsed to the floor. He spat out a mouthful of blood, and his face became much paler than before.
Gu Mingfeng stared straight at the livid horse and saw the vague red color in its eyes. “This beast is going crazy!”
Chu Liuyue knitted her brows slightly. Why did a gentle livid horse attack us for no reason? This crazily too.
At this moment, Mu Hongyu suddenly yelled, “Liuyue! Danger!”
Chu Liuyue looked up and saw that the livid horse had rushed past Mu Hongyu and the rest and was heading straight for her. It was targeting her!