"Have you ever heard of a man named 'Paurush'?" Luna glanced at him, narrowed eyes.
"No, I haven't." Creed shook his head, rubbing his chin. "Is he someone related to you?"
"Dievi Krita Zem Eldr,"
Luna chanted some strange words and asked. "Ever heard of this phrase before?"
"No, Maam... I don't understand what that means either!"
Luna glanced at him for an extended moment, the eye contact flustered Creed. Her focused gaze told him that she was seeking something. Creed found himself stuck in an awkward moment.
"If you don't know, then nevermind!" Luna sighed and changed the topic abruptly.
"For all the beast bodies, I will give you 22 mid-range weapons or 10 long-range weapons."
'... Hmm, As I thought, the market price is higher! She is selling them at a cheaper rate! If it wasn't for her rudeness, this place would have been packed with customers.'
See that Creed was thinking about something a moment later. She presented
When Creed saw that Wolf was on his team, his blood boiled. He also saw that his ring was hanging from his neck in form of a necklace. He just wanted to beat him to death, but he couldn't right now. Creed couldn't ignore the fact that Wolf Hilton was a troublesome fly and a crafty fox.What Creed needed right now was patience. His mind was clogged with surviving the current predicament than their petty squabbles. Wolf wasn't weak, but now Creed was no bug either, so he waited patiently to deal with him later with his element of surprise.There was a total of 10 teams who were taking part in this year's JETs, each with around 10-12 members. As Creed predicted, authorities had assigned him to squad-5, which comprised 11 members, including him. They were a balanced team. The place which authorities decided squad-5 to explore was called 'Tomb of Cerberus', a newly discovered labyrinth.Lin started the conversation, "I am the team leader for our team. Some of us know
"Crap! What happened?" Wolf looked at the gate. "Where did he go?""Fuck! what do we do now?" Guss's panicked like a herd of sheep."Did he just teleported beyond the gate?? Is he alive or dead?"The Ancient Gate being an active teleporter was the last thing that everybody expected. Even more, its destination coordinated, and the range was also unknown. He could be anywhere, buried miles inside the ground or even deep inside the bottomless sea."I guess, we will have to find that out ourselves!" Lin sighed heavily."Alright! I am going in, you can choose not to come... but," Lin proceeded towards that door then looked back. "Let me say it clearly, Whatever we find from that side will only belong to those who risk their lives."This time Lin gave everybody a choice instead of an order as a squad leader. Lin's primary objective behind this was to filter out people who can really stand straight against an unknown danger. It wa
"Damn it! I think we've lost them!" Lin asked Roy, annoyed. "Can you sense anybody?"Roy shook his head. "Nope! everyone is too far away... "Earlier when the alpha beast appeared, they all ran in different directions and luckily one of the smaller beasts followed Roy and Lin while the alpha followed someone else. Lin and Roy took advantage of this situation and ran away to save themselves.For Roy and Lin, things became pretty straightforward after that. The small one followed both of them and got killed by those two since it was already comparatively weak in front of their teamwork. But now they were too far away from their prior location. Wolf seemed to have run along with Remy in a different direction too.Creed and Mira also got detached from the group. Now they were all lost and scattered. The Hall seemed very huge and spacious since the pillars were blocking their vision in every direction. They couldn't track themselves or others. Lin and Roy gues
*Cough**Cough* ~huff ~huffMira opened her eyes, gasping for deep breaths."Seriously! What a shitty dream!" Mira's vision was still fuzzy, "Dying on the first da—Wait!"A sudden familiar throbbing pain rushed out to her. She held her head. A possibility that this all wasn't a dream crept up in her mind. She got up in haste. Though she had recovered completely, the smell of excreted skin and puss still lingered. This pungent smell was the biggest disadvantage of the beta-pill.The secretion of spiked enzymes and metabolism boosters inside the body consumed the energy of the body with an unrestricted speed which leads to rapid activation of the cells. The activated cells repair the body but they die fast as well leading to a heinous outlasting stench.Mira lost balance and tripped on her butt when she tried to get up too fast."Shit!! it wasn't a dream!!""How am I even alive? And what happened to him?"A barrage of
"Mateo!""You are alive! But I saw the beast took you." Mira couldn't believe her eyes. "How did you survive?"When they came closer to the pillar, it stunned both of them. They saw Mateo sitting wounded on the floor against the pillar; He was eating something from his pocket. His left hand was badly injured while his clothes were painted with blood. He looked exhausted."Mira!! ... and Creed!!""Where did you come from?" He turned at them, startled, " And how did you guys find me?""We were coming this way to search for others, luckily we spotted you..." Mira replied."Others!!" Mateo retorted, surprised. "So they aren't with you? How did you all scatter?"."Don't ask, It's a long story. All of us got separated so me and Creed are searching for others," Mira explained hastily, then asked. "More importantly, what happened to you after the fight? I almost assumed you were --""Dead!" Mateo interjected, "Well, you weren't t
##NOTE - Sometimes I am calling the 'floating heart' the 'floating tumor' or 'tumor'... I did this because the appearance of the Floating Heart is very grotesque, almost like a tumor. ##"Well, somebody needs to check it out, right?" Roy wanted to save his skin, so he went with fake compliments. "Creed's got the finest luck out of all of us!""Shut up! I am not going there alone," Creed howled angrily."How is that thing alive?" Mira kept gazing at the gruesome details of the floating tumor. "It has a rhythm, but it's so menacing!""Listen, this is just a waste of time, somebody needs to check it out!," Mateo kept looking at Creed."Okay!! how about we select two people out of us randomly?" Lin looked at others for their input, "How about we do it by a lottery? The chosen two will check it out .""Fine, then. Let's do a lottery." Creed replied.A sense of relief washed over Creed. He didn't want to go near that obnoxious thing. Every
"What do you mean by 20%?" Mateo glanced at Creed with agitation. "No!! 20% is too low !!""It's either that or nothing!" Creed replied hastily. "And every minute those odds get worse, so decide fast!""I have no problem," Mira said as she looked at Creed."In fact, I like those odds, at least it's not a 'Zero',""I am fine too... it's better than nothing at least," Lin and Roy agreed as they saw this as their last hope. "We don't have a plan anyway!""Yeah, me too," Remy said as she was still slaughtering the newborns."No problem here either," Wolf agreed too."Okay, so if everybody is on board then let me tell you my plan..." Creed kept making gestures and explained his plan while fighting, they all kept listening while keeping the newborns at bay. After he finished explaining everyone went silent, nobody made any comment. Though Mateo's soul seems to be leaking out of his body."That's your plan?" Mateo howled angrily,
They all looked around them, but they couldn't find the others. Rina, Lorenzo, Rhett, and Guss, all four left after they teleported to the other side. Wolf and Roy tried, but they couldn't pinpoint them."They are still inside the Tomb, but they are too far away," Roy replied while eating an apple. "We need to head back to the entrance.""Okay, we have seven hours," Lin ordered them to get up "We have earned nothing and also lost the one flux-serum allotted to us. There's nothing we could do about that so let's head back and see if we can find others along the way"."Hmm ... I want to get washed up too!" Mira covered her face with a cloth, " I would kill for a bath.""Let's head back," Mateo and Remy also covered their faces. "This horrible stench is killing me.""Creed, can you walk?" Mira asked creed and supported him from one side as he was the most injured, "Wait, Let me help you.""Those tentacles almost killed me!" Creed let Mira help