Chapter 39: What’s Being Kind to Women?
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Lin Huang walked out of Old Zhang's shop; he had everything he needed on the list.
It was nearing noon so he had a bowl of ramen at a noodle store nearby and headed to the wild zone. Just when he was near the exit of the foothold, his Emperor's Heart Ring vibrated, someone was calling him.
It was a number that he did not recognize, he hesitated before picking up.
"Is this Lin Huang? I am Yi Yeyu, where are you now?" Yi Yeyu's voice came from the communication page.
"I'm still in the foothold and ready to head off to the grassland for some battle training." Lin Huang was in doubt, why would Yi Yeyu call him, "Is there anything that I could help you?"
"Please stay in the foothold for these few days. According to some hunters who just came back to the foothold, the monsters outside of the foothold were oddly furious. The same thing happened to the monsters in the desert, many people who participated in the assessment were attacked by the monsters. I have been receiving more and more rescue alerts. If the situation gets worse, we might need to end the assessment early."
Hearing what Yi Yeyu said, Lin Huang recalled what Xue Luo said earlier.
There was a new transcendent monster that was an expert in the wilderness. He could not tell Yi Yeyu that as he could not reveal the source.
After some thought, he said, "Actually I encountered similar attacks before I climbed the Snowy Mountains a few days back. You know that my monster is an iron-level rank-3 and a Sand Monster that's at the edge of a breakthrough. Most of the monsters in the desert would stay far away from us. However, the day before I climbed the Snowy Mountains, there were monsters that plunged towards me and my Sand Monster along the journey, they were angry and restless. We encountered the situation a couple of times, I think the monsters were either hypnotized or bewildered…"
Although he could not tell the truth directly, Lin Huang attempted to guide Yi Yeyu to get the gist of it.
"You're saying that there's a high-level monster which is the mastermind behind all this?" Yi Yeyu thought what Lin Huang said made sense, but she was puzzled, "It's possible if one area of the wild zone is affected, but the desert the assessment was conducted in was more than 1,000 kilometers away from the grassland on the east side. Even if it was a gold-rank charm-class monster, it's impossible that it could be able to cover such distance."
"What if it was a charm-class monster that's more than gold-rank?" Lin Huang told the truth.
Yi Yeyu was stunned when she heard what Lin Huang, she took a while and said, "Do you mean… transcendent?"
"That could be possible." Lin Huang said.
Yi Yeyu kept quiet for some time and said, "Alright, I believe you this time! I will report to the management and see what they say."
After Lin Huang hung up the phone, he decided to go back to the hotel to wait for a response. If the management of Hunter Association did not take this seriously, the transcendent monster would do whatever it wanted to and there would be more and more prey falling into its trap.
By then, there would be unimaginable damage to the footholds nearby.
He then headed back to the hotel. Just when he was at the hotel's entrance, Yi Yeyu called again.
"I'm at the hotel's entrance, we'll talk soon." Lin Huang hung up the phone and went straight to Yi Yeyu's room.
Yi Yeyu stood at the living room, she looked upset. She was slightly relieved when she saw Lin Huang.
"I have reported the situation to the management, they said there is a high possibility that it was done by a transcendent charm-class monster. However, the transcendent who was guarding foothold No.7C87 was not there at the moment. The association would need at least three days to transfer another transcendent here."
"I have informed all the members that the assessment is temporarily suspended and got all of them to activate their location while waiting for support whenever they are. The problem is that we are lacking assistance now."
"What do you need me to do?" Lin Huang asked instantly.
"I will need you to stay in the hotel lobby. When we bring people over, I’ll need your help to arrange for their accommodation and make sure things are okay. Don't let them leave the foothold; even riding the Eagle might not be safe right now. If they have any questions, don't tell them the truth as we want to avoid an uproar. I’ll talk to them when I'm back." Yi Yeyu could not find anyone else to help, so she asked Lin Huang.
"Sure, I will make sure everything is well." Lin Huang answered straight away.
"Is there anything else?"
"Not at the moment. I'll look for you again if I need further assistance." Yi Yeyu said and summoned the green wooden door, "I'm going to bring the people back, please go to the lobby."
Looking at Yi Yeyu entering the green wooden door, Lin Huang turned around and left.
Not long later, Yi Yeyu was already with a tall lady at the lobby. She entered the green wooden door and disappeared without saying anything.
The lady was slightly taller than Lin Huang, she looked to be 16 or 17 and was quite matured.
She dressed like a hippy; wearing a white t-shirt with a short denim skirt and a pair of white sneakers.
"Hi, my name is Lin Huang. I'm the temporary receptionist." Lin Huang said to the lady.
"I recognize you, you're the fella who joined the assessment, and you're not even an iron-level!" The tall lady could recognize Lin Huang.
"I'll bring you to register your room." Lin Huang changed the topic; he did not expect her to recognize him.
"I'm not staying. Since the assessment has been suspended, I should not waste my time here. I'm going to foothold No.7C65 to join the next assessment." The lady was on her way to the hotel exit.
Lin Huang blocked her way using his hand, "You cannot leave."
"What's wrong with you? I'm leaving, what can you do about it?" The lady placed her hands on her hips and stared at Lin Huang.
"No, you can't." Lin Huang stood where he was.
"What's wrong with you? Who do you think you are?" The lady raised her voice. Many people in the lobby looked at the both of them.
"Say whatever you want to say, you're not allowed to leave." Lin Huang did not move at all.
"Wow, you're saying like you can stop me from leaving!" The lady was mad, "Scoot! If you don't, don't blame me for being rude."
"You can try." Lin Huang had GrayEagle17 on his hand.
"Do you think having a gun is everything?"
The lady scoffed and attempted to grab his gun. Lin Huang was faster than her so he pointed the muzzle at her head.
"You dare shoot me?" The human body was incomparable with the monster.
The lady was only an iron-level rank-2, if she were to be shot by his GrayEagle17 at such a short distance, her head would explode. However, she remained stubborn.
Lin Huang shifted his target slightly to the right and pulled the trigger. The bullet flew by her ear and hit the vase in the hotel lobby.
The case exploded.
Before the lady could respond, he shifted aim back at the lady's head.
The lady turned pale and dared not say a word.