Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
“Is that a man or a ghost?” Someone murmured.
“That is… that’s a ghost! It’s a ghost!”
“Who cares what it is, shoot to kill.”
Some of the thugs picked up their guns and fired in that direction regardless, while others followed suit and pulled the trigger. Only when all the bullets had been fired did the intense gunfire cease.
A gust of wind blew, and the smoke and dust slowly cleared, but there was no one under the tree.
“Where is he? Why is he gone? Did you see him move?”
“I didn’t see him.”
Just then, a shadow flashed in the rain, and the two thugs let out desperate screams, then disappeared. A moment later, they fell from the sky, smashing straight to the ground with a dull crash. This time their bodies were intact, but their voices were silent, their necks were turned at a strange angle, snapped by someone.
The thugs backed away slowly and fearfully, their feet beginning to weaken. The timid ones gasped loudly, making ho-ho sounds in their throats.
“Stand back to back, back to back.” Sky Wolf looked around vigilantly, barking out the order.
Tu Jiu licked his lips and sneered, “Back to back, will it work?”
“Motherfucking crazy dog, if you didn’t have to kill someone at this moment, would we be in this situation?” Sky Wolf cursed angrily.
Tu Jiu was about to say something, when the masked man came out from behind the stone.
“He said I’m a mad dog, what do you think?” He asked the masked man.
The masked man coldly replied, “He is right, you are not only crazy, but you are also dragging us all down with you.”
Tu Jiu said fiercely, “You swore an oath to be loyal to the God of Creation. I obeyed the divine command to make the Truth Church glorious again, and not only do you not cooperate with me, but you repeatedly want to drag me down. What the hell is your intention?”
The masked man grabbed him by the collar, his hoarse voice squeezed out through his teeth, “You crazy dog, don’t fucking blaspheme the Truth Church, if it wasn’t for the fact that you are still useful, I would have killed you.”
Tu Jiu laughed nervously, “You don’t see me as useful, but you’re afraid that I’ll reveal your identity, stalking me for a year yet can’t even kill me, and just now you had to help me…”
“Mad Dog, give me back my badge.” The masked man gritted his teeth.
“Shhhhh don’t be mad…” Tu Jiu pulled out his collar with an excited smile on his face, “I’ll just take the badge and play with it, he always wants us to get along, you’ll make him disappointed in you if you treat me like this…”
“Enough!” Sky Wolf shouted from the sidelines, “Fuck your mother! What truth church? What badge? Can we stop arguing at this time and deal with that thing first?”
“Chief, do you remember that time outside the sanitarium? It’s much scarier than that time.” One of the thugs said warily.
“Don’t even argue, what are you afraid of? That’s a person, not a ghost.” Sky Wolf and Tu Jiu pressed their backs against each other, looking around and up at the sky warily.
“Ah! Over there, over there.” A thug pointed forward and shouted in terror, “I see a shadow flashing over there.”
Everyone started firing wildly in that direction.
After the shooting was over, there were still only shadows of trees.
“On the ground, I don’t see the Sheriff on the ground,” Someone shouted.
“The General’s gone too, he was lying at my feet, then he disappeared in the blink of an eye.”
Not far away, in the woods, Luo ZhouZhou carefully lowered Chu Feng to the ground, laying him flat on his back. Although the movement was minimal, Chu Feng grunted as he pulled on the broken bone in his chest.
Luo ZhouZhou was about to undress him when he opened his eyes and said weakly, “Go and see SiHan.”
“Okay, wait for me then.”
Chen SiHan was lying next to him, his face as white as a sheet of paper, his eyes closed, as if he had lost his life. Luo ZhouZhou touched the side of his neck, then gently traced his wrist with his long fingertips, and crimson blood came out.
He brought his wrist up to Chen SiHan’s mouth and let the blood drip into his mouth.
As the blood soaked into his throat, Chen SiHan’s chest began to rise and fall slightly. Luo ZhouZhou breathed a sigh of relief and turned to look at Chu Feng to find him staring at him steadily, his gaze unflinching.
“It’s okay. After I become a vampire, once he drinks my blood, he’ll be fine. We vampires can heal people using this method.” Luo ZhouZhou explained.
Chu Feng didn’t say anything, but looked at him the same way, his wet hair resting on his forehead.
Luo ZhouZhou squatted down, took a few steps in front of him, held out his wrist, and said, “Your turn to drink.” Chu Feng didn’t open his mouth or make a sound, so Luo ZhouZhou asked him, “What’s wrong? Drink.”
Then he came to his senses, patted him on the back with one hand, and coaxed, “Little boy, little baby, the wound in your chest will recover after drinking it.”
“Zhou Zhou…” As if finally confirming the person in front of him, Chu Feng spoke softly.
Luo ZhouZhou brought his wrist to his mouth again and said repeatedly, “It’s me, it’s me, drink it, don’t waste it.”
Chu Feng obediently opened his mouth and sucked on the wrist in front of him, rolling his Adam’s apple up and down. After a few gulps he released his mouth and said, “Done.”
“Won’t you take another few sips?”
“No, you have to stop the bleeding.”
Chu Feng saw the tiny wound on Luo ZhouZhou’s wrist begin to heal rapidly visible to the naked eye, and a few seconds later, there was no trace of it at all. Footsteps running could be heard in the distance. It was obvious that the group hadn’t seen Luo ZhouZhou and wanted to take this opportunity to leave.
“You take a rest and watch Sheriff Chen, I’ll be right back.” Luo ZhouZhou said, and without waiting for Chu Feng’s reply, he disappeared into the woods with a single leap.
Chu Feng closed his eyes and mumbled in a voice only he could hear, “He always said he was a vampire, I never believed it…”
The two thugs trotted in front, the masked man hurriedly followed in the middle, with Sky Wolf and Tu Jiu in the back, keeping a wary lookout as they went. A few dozen meters further was their parked car.
Sky Wolf urged, “Hurry up, there are only five of us left, just get in the car, that monster will never catch up.”
One of the thugs sped up his running speed, and the other followed. Just then, another shadow flashed through the rain curtain, landed in front of them, and reached out to grab the two thugs.
“Ahhhhh!” Sky Wolf and Tu Jiu opened fire there at the same time, and the gunshot continued to ring out.
“Stop, stop, stop now.” The masked man yelled to stop.
The shooting stopped, and the two thugs collapsed into the puddle, their backs already shot into a honeycomb. Other than that, there was no sign of a third person on the silent road.
Sky Wolf wiped the rain from his face, spun around angrily, and yelled, “What the fuck are you, come out here! Come out!”
There was no response from the surroundings, only the sound of rushing rain still.
Trembling all over, he looked at the masked man and asked, “What should we do? Aren’t you good at what you do? Now what?”
Tu Jiu was now honest and waited for the masked man’s instructions.
The masked man was silent for a moment, took out two needles from his arms, tossed each to the two of them, and spoke, “Inject this.”
His voice was so hoarse and unnatural, he must’ve been using a voice changer.
“What’s this?” Sky Wolf squeezed the needle and asked.
The masked man sneered, “Don’t ask so many questions, inject it immediately if you want to live.”
Sky Wolf asked alertly, “Then why didn’t you inject it?”
Tu Jiu laughed again and said, “He can’t be injected anymore.” After saying that, he took the injection and stuck it into the side of his neck without hesitation.
Seeing him like this, Sky Wolf no longer doubted the composition of the medicine, and raised his hand to inject it as well. The empty syringe fell to the ground, the bones of both of them cracked, and their eyes quickly turned red.
When Sky Wolf looked at his hands, he said in surprise, “I feel I am full of power, I’ve really become stronger.”
Tu Jiu wasn’t as excited as he was, and said with a bit of anxiety, “There’s not much time left, I need to kill the Omega.”
“Can’t you wait until this is over before you go fucking crazy? At that time, you can kill whatever you want, and you can resurrect whichever god you want.” Sky Wolf couldn’t help but growl again.
The masked man interrupted them impatiently, “Stop arguing, for whatever reason, if we want to leave safely today, we must kill that Omega.”
Just at that moment, a shadow as swift as a ghost suddenly appeared beside them. Sky Wolf reacted in that instant, jumped up and kicked at the shadow. Tu Jiu also squeezed his fist tightly and struck with a fierce force that ordinary people could not bear.
The masked man flew back to the side.
Luo ZhouZhou calmly moved back a few meters, avoiding the two men’s attacks.
This bizarre speed and bodywork startled the three men, and a chill rose from the soles of their feet.
“What the hell are you? Even if you injected Benzedrine, it’s impossible to achieve such an effect.” The masked man said in a voice that, after being processed by a voice changer, sounded like a rusty steel saw.
Luo ZhouZhou was about to rush forward when he heard this, stood still, tilted his head, and said, “I’m a vampire.” He paused, then added, “You guys are really bad, so I’m going to kill you.”
When someone says they are a vampire in a tone that is both serious and naive, it is only amusing. But if this person had just killed a few people with ease and had two sharp teeth on the edges of his mouth, it would not be funny, it would just send shivers down your spine.
Tu Jiu licked the rainwater from the corner of his lips and said with shining eyes, “Little vampire, let’s see who gets killed first.”
When Luo ZhouZhou wasn’t paying attention, Sky Wolf went around behind him and hit at him hard. He used all his strength and speed, and with a deep hatred, he felt that even a vampire couldn’t stop this punch. He waited for the crunch of a broken sternum and to watch him die screaming as bits of internal organs spewed out of his mouth.
But just as the fist was approaching, the person in front of him disappeared into thin air again, and he was picked up and thrown out. After a loud bang, he crashed into a large tree by the roadside.
The tree couldn’t withstand the impact and cracked open in the middle. When Sky Wolf got up from the ground and touched his whole body, there was no injury.
Luo ZhouZhou threw Sky Wolf out and then fought with Tu Jiu.
Tu Jiu was injected with Benzedrine, and although his moves were much faster than those of ordinary people, they were still slow in his eyes. Luo ZhouZhou just looked to the side of his head to avoid the punch he threw.
He disappeared again and appeared behind Tu Jiu.
The masked man took this opportunity to back away slowly, and slipped into the woods beside him.
Tu Jiu pushed his feet and leapt toward the tree in front of him. He jumped a few meters and landed easily on top of the tree, then drew his dagger and jumped on Luo ZhouZhou under the tree.
Sky Wolf rushed from behind, he and Tu Jiu, one in the air and the other behind, both with the confidence of certainty in their eyes.
Luo ZhouZhou was still standing in the same place, and just as they were approaching him, he suddenly made a move, strangling Sky Wolf with one hand and grabbing one of Tu Jiu’s legs with the other, then rushed upward.
The three of them disappeared into the night sky.
Chu Feng covered his chest and slowly sat up from the ground. He could feel the broken bones in his chest cavity rapidly healing and regenerating.
It was raining heavily, and he gasped and looked at the sky, trying to find Luo ZhouZhou’s shadow. At that moment, in the woods beside him, there was the soft sound of a tree branch being stepped on, and someone was approaching in this direction. He turned his head to look there, felt for a stick beside him, and held it tightly in his hand.
The leaves were parted, there was a rustling noise, and someone came out of it. He saw Chu Feng, stopped and slowly raised the gun in his hand. Under the black hole of the gun, neither of them said anything, just stared at each other in silence.
“I know, you must be one of our batch of cadets, who are you?” Chu Feng suddenly spoke up and asked. He leaned back against the tree behind him, and his face looked very calm, as if he was asking a common little thing.
The masked man made no sound, still pointing his gun at him.
Chu Feng smiled and called out very softly, “Wang Jun.”
The masked man remained motionless, but his Adam’s apple rolled down slightly.
“Wang Jun, it’s you, isn’t it?” Chu Feng turned his head and looked into the dark sky, “The last time I went to see Aunt Liu, Wang Su said that the medicine I sent to her hadn’t been finished, so I guessed a few things at that time.” After a moment’s pause, he closed his eyes and said, “We’ve grown up together, and I can recognize your body shape right away.”
There was a scream in the distance; it was Tu Jiu’s voice. The masked man took two steps forward, grabbed Chu Feng into his arm, and held a gun to his temple.
Chu Feng didn’t struggle or make a sound, only tilted his head and looked up at him. He watched the other looking to his right and left in a slight panic, breathing rapidly.
“Let him go.” Luo ZhouZhou’s voice suddenly sounded from behind.
The masked man slumped backwards, his gun still pointed at Chu Feng’s head.
Luo ZhouZhou stood in the shadows of the trees, still wearing his beige coat, which was over a pale pink turtleneck sweater. If you ignored his abnormal face, he looked just like an ordinary Omega.
Only, the coat had been soaked with rain and was smeared with dark red stains.
The masked man held a gun to Chu Feng’s head and said to Luo ZhouZhou in a low voice, “Let me go, or I’ll shoot him.”
After saying that, his back was slightly arched, his whole body tensed up, and he was ready to flee.
The vampire on the other side was stunned when he heard this, and without any other action, he quickly stepped aside to make way and said, “Then you should go.”
The masked man, seemingly unaware of the situation, paused, and then, with a bright light in his eyes, he lifted Chu Feng up in his arms and walked backwards step by step.
As he passed by Luo ZhouZhou’s side, he backed up cautiously.
Luo ZhouZhou looked at the gun pressed against Chu Feng’s forehead, as if he really wanted to move, but he refrained from doing so and looked at Chu Feng with a pursed mouth. As his face was now, this expression on it looked very strange.
Chu Feng’s neck was circled, and the gun on his head was cold. As he was pulled backwards, he smiled reassuringly at Luo ZhouZhou and mouthed, “Don’t be afraid.”
As Luo ZhouZhou walked forward, the masked man moved his index finger on the trigger and yelled, “You stand there and don’t move.”
Luo ZhouZhou immediately stopped, not moving a muscle.
The masked man dragged Chu Feng, backed all the way up to a couple of SUVs and got into one of them. He started it up quickly and looked at Luo ZhouZhou in the rearview mirror while starting the engine.
Luo ZhouZhou was still standing in the same spot, watching the vehicle intently.
He couldn’t help but take a few steps forward when he heard the sound of the engine.
“Don’t move.” The masked man poked his head out of the window and shouted.
When Luo ZhouZhou stopped moving, he withdrew his head, stepped on the gas pedal, and rushed off in a cross-country direction.
Luo ZhouZhou ran and followed behind the car.
When the cross-country drove a hundred meters away, the masked man looked at Luo ZhouZhou in the rear-view mirror and frowned. Then he opened the passenger door and said coldly to Chu Feng, “Jump out yourself.”
“Wang Jun, I know it’s you, stop it, it’s not too late.” Chu Feng leaned against the passenger door and didn’t move.
The masked man didn’t say a word, and just when Chu Feng thought he was thinking about it and was about to continue his persuasion, he suddenly reached out his hand and pushed Chu Feng out of the car.
As Chu Feng fell out of the car, he rolled over and yanked the mask off his face, revealing a familiar face.
“So it really is you.” He muttered.
Wang Jun reacted to the mask being ripped off and pushed Chu Feng out of the car, leaving the passenger door wide open and stepping on the gas pedal.
“I’ve got the evidence, I’ve seen you, Wang Jun, you can’t get away,” Chu Feng shouted at the departing SUV.
After advancing a few meters, the SUV suddenly braked, the driver’s door opened, and Wang Jun stood up. With a grim face, he raised his gun over the top of the car and pointed it at Chu Feng, pulling the trigger without hesitation.
The bullet was fired from the chamber and flew forward through the rain curtain.
Time seemed to freeze, and Chu Feng looked straight into Wang Jun’s eyes, his heart still intact, but something seemed to have shattered. In a split second, a figure blocked Chu Feng’s path.
The speeding bullet stopped in the air and was caught between two thin white fingers. Luo ZhouZhou threw the deformed bullet to the ground, and the brass-colored metal slug bounced and rolled to the side of the road.
All of this happened in a brief moment as Wang Jun reared back into the car and pressed down on the gas pedal. The superbly equipped off-road picked up speed in a second and roared forward.
As the headlights shone brightly in front of him, rain dripped all over the front window, he didn’t care to turn on the wipers, just sped forward by sheer feeling. His eyes were filled with ruthlessness, the veins on his forehead were bulging, and he was clenching his teeth tightly.
Just a few dozen meters away, he heard a sound from the roof of the car, and something landed on it. Then an arm with beige sleeves reached down from the roof of the car and knocked on his window.
Wang Jun immediately turned the steering wheel to the right, trying to throw the person on the roof of the car off. Although he couldn’t see ahead, he stepped on the gas pedal instead of letting go.
A few seconds later, the SUV suddenly flew off in front of his frightened eyes, and with a loud bang, hit the side of an abandoned warehouse. The warehouse couldn’t withstand the impact, and the cement blocks fell down, all hitting the car.
The SUV turned off its engine, buried quietly under the concrete slab, with only the hot engine to show for it.
Luo ZhouZhou looked at Chu Feng, who was sitting in the distance, lifted the concrete slabs from the body of the car, and looked in through the door.
Wang Jun was lying motionless on the steering wheel, the right side of his chest caved in. He broke off the door and the stuck seat, dragged Wang Jun out and put him on the ground.
Seeing that Chu Feng seemed to be trying to get up, he simply pulled the man back over.
“I couldn’t save him, his insides were all shattered.” Luo ZhouZhou said, putting Wang Jun down.
Chu Feng shook his head slightly, “Don’t save him.”
Luo ZhouZhou said, “I know there are many things you want to ask him, but if you don’t, you’ll have a hard time later on.” When he finished, he cut his wrist with his long fingernail, letting the blood seep out.
“Zhou Zhou!” Chu Feng shouted sharply.
Luo ZhouZhou said, “It’s all right, my blood will hold him for a while.”
Afterwards, he put his wrist to Wang Jun’s mouth and let the blood drip into it. Wang Jun lay still for a moment, then suddenly coughed twice and slowly opened his eyes.
After gazing at Chu Feng for a few seconds, he gave a weak smile and said, “Xiao Feng, long time no see.”