Soaring the Heavens Chapter 2
The explanation given seemed more like they are trying to cover something, and the more you wipe the darker it becomes (TL: the more you try to hide the worse the situation would be), making the people suspect there may be something more to it.
"Take it out!" Miao Yi shouted again, with the knife rushing towards the trio.
In the past, he had only killed pigs, never a human, but today, he had to kill three.
Huang Cheng had reminded him that once they leave, and if he himself was unable to return, his siblings would be in danger. The three son of a bitch dared to murder someone, what else would they not dare to do? Today, the three troubles must be taken care of.
The trio panic, turned and ran, who would have thought that others immediately jumped in to join the fun, blocking the trio’s escape route.
The situation is bad, not only is Miao Yi trying to kill them, there are also seven to eight people trying to besiege them.
Unable to escape using the same way, they went another, yelling constantly ' We do not have any immortal grass’, while escaping desperately.
Miao Yi kept a cold face, holding the knife tightly and chased, with others following behind.
Not long after, the group without knowing it, went out of the safe route.
Before coming, people could get a map for free. The map marked the routes in the bottomless red mountain that are safe, created using the life of others.
Eventually, the trio were knocked down by seven to eight young and strong man.
"What do all of you want?" Huang Chen was so scared that he was a little incoherent, raising his knife and swinging randomly, not letting anyone close.
It was obvious that the strong man had practiced before. He moved towards Huang Cheng, leaned to a side to avoid the knife, grabbed his wrist and twisted it. The pain caused Huang Cheng to shout, and his knife fell on to the ground with a "ding dang".
The Zhao brothers were feeling very tense, holding a knife to intimidate the few to not come any closer. Bullying people like Miao Yi who was younger and smaller in size usually was alright, but being against those young and strong men, make them feel that they are facing an adult, and subconsciously made them timid.
No matter how Huang Cheng tried to explain, the strong man did not care. His hands had already began touching Huang Cheng’s entire body to find out if he was hiding the immortal grass, and the results were that there weren't any.
He took a look at the Zhao brothers, turned his head again and saw Miao Yi rushing towards them, when he pushed Huang Cheng away from him, getting ready to search the Zhao brothers, who would have thought that Miao Yi was holding a butcher knife. 'Poof', Huang Cheng was stabbed in the chest.
Huang Cheng stared with his eyes wide opened, looking incredulously at Miao Yi. The strong man received a shock, and not only were the Zhao brothers like that, the others were too.
Miao Yi looked grim. He had hardened his heart and stabbed him, then, does it again twice, and then with the last one at his neck.
Blood spattered on Miao Yi. Both of Huang Cheng hands twitched and fell, and his eyes not able to hide his fear.
In spite of being afraid, he held onto his bloody knife and dashed towards the Zhao brothers.
The two brothers were scared the hell out of them, waved their knives crazily while trying to escape.
Miao Yi charged towards them while they were not prepared, stabbed the waist of the back of Zhao Xing Kui. A knife after a knife, Zhao Xing Kui was stabbed several times, and he lay in a pool of blood.
Miao Yi’s fierce appearance made the others stare at him in a daze, none expected that such a youth would be so ruthless.
While everyone were still in a daze, Zhao Wu, who was swinging his knife crazily started to run.
The group of people witnessed Miao Yi chasing after Zhao Wu.
"What a kid! Such cruelty, so young yet murders without betting an eye, ah!" The strong man 'ha' twice, a group of people are rushing towards him (Miao Yi).
Turning his head around, Zhao Wu’s line of sight fell on to something frightening-- Miao Yi, drenched in blood, was chasing after him, which scared him till he let out a 'wah wah' sound and quickly continued to run for his life depends on it.
No one knows if it was because of his shriek that attracted something, or because they are in the danger zone; they heard a sound, which sounded as if something was coming.
Shua! A large shadow fell from the sky, and landed in the middle of the people that were chasing.
The ground vibrated a bit, and it caused Miao Yi, who was busy running, to stumble and almost knocked his head onto the ground, but regained his balance after doing a few somersaults.
The seven to eight people trailing closely suddenly stopped. A look of horror emerged from their faces, and they slowly moved back.
Miao Yi was shocked when he lift his head. A mantis?
Looking carefully again, it was indeed a mantis, or maybe one should say that it was a pretty exaggerated large mantis.
Its length was more than twenty feet long, with its whole body being shiny black, and a sting which was four foot long. It has a pair of forelimbs like a sickle, and is like a grim reaper holding the scythe of death with an icy atmosphere of terror. It started shaking its huge head with its faint green eyes flashing, observing, as if it was a hunter looking at its preys.
It was the monster described on the map, and is called the 'Dark Mantis’. No one expected to meet it.
Miao Yi broke out in a cold sweat, both legs feeling a little weak. Being at the right side of the Dark Mantis, he did not dare to move.
The strong man also broke out in cold sweat. They, facing the Dark Mantis, did not dare to make much movement, and slowly walked backwards.
The Dark Mantis's sickles suddenly moved, and were retracted.
No one could see its movement, the man’s side had already lost two people. Hanging on the two sickles were two bodies, pierced through the chest, screaming tragically, with fresh blood flowing down onto the ground.
“Left and right, two dead..., " The strong man reminded others, and suddenly yelled" Everyone disperse and run!"
Terrified, the five to six people immediately turned and scattered.
The person who told the people to run, however, stayed.
A sickle, which pierce through a head, was brought towards the Dark Mantis to taste. Its green eyes flickered, suddenly flapped its wings, which set off a gust of wind. With its mouth still containing some 'food', it flew towards those that were running.
Miao Yi, who was scared till his legs became weak, turned and looked at what had happened, and faintly saw the Dark Mantis playing 'cat and mouse' with the people. Its behavior gave people a feeling that it was eating a bowl of rice, and watching the pot which is still cooking. It seems ready to have another serving, shrieking without an end.
When Miao Yi could no longer watch the game of 'cat and mouse' any longer, he let out a breath. He reckoned that if those people had not ran and attracted the attention of that creature, he would be fated to be doomed.
“I managed to save someone.” The man hit his chest and let out a sigh. Seeing that Miao Yi did not move, he was a little surprised, and found out that the kid was very clever, to have seen through his ploy.
However, the man did not know that it was because Miao Yi was so scared that he was unable to move.
"Kid, we've ran out of the safety zone, don't continue staying here. Go quick!"
After the man reminded him, he turned and ran.
Seeing the other party disappear in the mist, Miao Yi managed to stabilize his emotions, decided to continue trying to find Zhao Wu, but realized that after being interrupted by the Dark Mantis, he lost sight of Zhao Wu, with the thick mist around, he knew there was no way to find him, for now.
He admired Zhao Wu a bit, as when he was so scared that he could not move, Zhao Wu still managed to run.
However, he soon realized another reason for it and got depressed, Zhao Wu might have focused too much on escaping that he did not even realize the Dark Mantis when it appeared.