Bai Yunfei's soulsense could feel the soulforce of the hidden person spike up for a moment nervously. Fortunately for him, the four men chasing after him were Soul Warriors and were unable to notice the presence or fluctuation in it.
"Oh." Bai Yunfei nodded pleasantly. He pointed a finger to the north, "I saw a person like that fly over from the walls where you came from. He ran ahead and then turned to the left, I think."
Without sparing even a second glance at Bai Yunfei, the four men immediately ran off to where he was pointing to in chase of their person.
"How easy they are to trick…."
Bai Yunfei smirked, though he was also slightly surprised that it was that easy to trick them. What he didn't know was that the four men thought he was a commoner, and in their eyes, a commoner wouldn't dare lie to the Sand Wolves.
It wasn't until the group left until Bai Yunfei looked back to where the pile of trash was. "You can come out now."
There wasn't any movement for ten seconds from the trash pile.
Bai Yunfei couldn't help but smile. "I'll call them back if you don't come out."
His words weren't very truthful. Those men were already far away now, how would they come back? But that was more than enough to scare the other person. A scant few hesitant seconds later, the sound of rustling could be heard before a small person came crawling out from the trash pile.
He looked a little filthy, and Bai Yunfei was very shocked at his appearance.
It was a young boy!
A frail cloth robe, short brown hair, frail stature, rather childish aura, and a rather delicate face--this was the look of a fourteen or fifteen year old boy.
It was with a nervous look that the boy came up to Bai Yunfei. Only when he realized no one else was there did he sigh in relief and bow to Bai Yunfei. "Thank you for helping me."
"It was nothing much, no need for your thanks."
"No! My grandpa said before to pay back both kindness and revenge appropriately." The young boy shook his head vehemently. "You helped me, so I'll repay you. I can help you kill a person to repay the favor."
His words were slightly alarming, even to him. Thinking for a moment, he appended, "But only if they're bad people. I don't kill good people."
Bai Yunfei nearly face planted into the ground, "What did you say?! What...what kind of person are you?"
The boy retrieved a still bloody dagger from the side of his waist, "I'm Yi Zi, a killer."
Yi Zi fingered the dagger as if to try to make himself look slightly more impressive with his words. But to Bai Yunfei, it looked slightly appalling.
"You're an….a killer?!" Bai Yunfei asked.
Yi Zi nodded. "I am. From today onward, I'm a killer."
From today onward….
The corners of Bai Yunfei's lips curled as he stared at the young boy. It seemed as though he met with a little child that knew nothing but destruction.
"Why do you want to be a killer?" He probed carefully.
Yi Zi's eyes narrowed in on themselves, sorrow and hatred filling them as he spoke, "I want to kill the bad guys with my own hands to pass on punishment for them!"
Bai Yunfei was a little taken aback at the two emotions showing on the little boy's face. What kind of pains had this little boy gone through?
"Those men just now….said you killed the vice-boss of the 'Sand Wolves'?"
Yi Zi nodded. "I did! He was my first victim since he deserved to die!"
"Those men said the vice-boss was an early-stage Soul Sprite? How'd you kill him?" Bai Yunfei was very curious to know just how Yi Zi did it.
"How I killed him?" Yi Zi repeated. "I just paid attention to his regular route and hid there until he showed up. Then I popped up and slit his throat to kill him."
That was how he killed him? A late-stage Soul Warrior was able to hide from the soulsense of a Soul Sprite and kill him!? That was….
But then he remembered just how easily Yi Zi hid his soulsense and how Bai Yunfei had nearly missed him. If he had missed Yi Zi, then an early-stage Soul Sprite would have no way of sensing him.
Yi Zi looked a little uncomfortable under Bai Yunfei's gaze. "Hey, do you have anyone you want to kill or not? Tell me, and as long as they're a bad guy, I'll kill them for you!"
For...for someone who was only starting to be a killer, he was quite enthusiastic about it!
Sweat dropping to himself, Bai Yunfei answered, "That...won't be needed. I have no one I want to kill."
"There's no one you want to kill?! What a good life you must live…" Yi Zi blinked, trying to look 'mature'. "I tried to repay you, but you gave that up. I'll be off then."
In one fluid movement, he leapt onto a nearby wall. With one final look to Bai Yunfei, he said, "Fine then. If you have anyone you want to kill, find me in the future and I'll help you kill them. I live under the first bridge on South Third Street."
And with that, he was gone from sight.
Bai Yunfei had nearly stumbled into the nearby wall at those words--was there really a 'killer' like that?! Just randomly giving out where he lived so easily like that….
For a brief period of time, Bai Yunfei stood there to think to himself. "This Yi Zi...feels a little weird. His aura is quite strange. But….I wonder what kind of terrifying killer he'll become…."
"The first bridge on South Third Street, was it? Should I find him later then? But what would I even do then? Turn him into a better killer?"
Bai Yunfei muttered to himself as he left the alleyway.
Continuing down the street, Bai Yunfei couldn't help but think of the killer 'Yi Zi'. By that point, he was already down two more streets and the skies were quite dark with less and less people walking on them.
Finally, as Bai Yunfei was considering to himself if he should return home or not, something unexpected happened….