The sound of branches breaking rang out continuously. The knights’ leader felt something was wrong and frowned. The feeling only got stronger as he continued walking. How come the other knights aren’t here yet? Have they already entered the castle? No, that can’t be it.
“Everyone stop!” the knights’ leader said, raising his hand.
“Leader, what’s wrong?”
“Is there an enemy?”
The other three knights clutched their swords and scanned the surroundings vigilantly.
“Something’s wrong. We haven’t seen anyone else after all this time, so something had definitely happened,” the knights’ leader said.
“No way, right? They would have sent out a signal if they got attacked. There hasn’t been any sound at all.”
“Captain, you’re too cautious. No one that powerful would stay here.”
“Yeah. There wasn’t any abnormality along the way. Besides, this isn’t even a good place to set an ambush.”
All of the knights tried to convince their leader. They had never encountered any problems before, so they believed that it would be the same today.
The knights’ leader frowned. Am I really too cautious? Even I can’t deal with them silently. They would definitely shout as long as they didn’t get killed in one strike. They weren’t weak, either, as all of them could last a few moves against me.
“No, that’s not right,” the knights’ leader said. He trusted his instinct as it had saved him several times.
Crack. Crack. Crack.
The sound of branches cracking suddenly rang out.
The knights’ leader widened his eyes and looked at the direction of the castle. The sound appearance of the sound meant that his enemy had done it on purpose and was already very close to him.
Dark clouds covered the moon, blocking their vision. The sound was loud and clear under the silent night. Each sound was louder than the previous one.
“Who’s there?” The knights’ leader shouted. His voice was sharp and loud.
“Who are you to try and deceive us?¹”
They had ugly expressions as their companions didn’t respond to the knights’ leader’s signal.
The sound of the branches cracking stopped suddenly. The dark clouds moved away from the moon, revealing a single figure in front of them.
Mina wore a leather armor Liu Feng had custom-made on Earth. The outside of the armor had scale-like steel pieces, making the armor look like a piece of art. It was made of special steel and was as good as the heavy infantry armor, but it was much lighter. It had cost Liu Feng a few hundred thousand dollars.
When Mina first got the armor, she was so excited that she wore the armor to sleep, and she woke up with dark circles under her eyes the next day. If Liu Feng hadn’t persuaded her to take it off, she would have probably worn it for three days straight.
“This path is off limits!” Mina said in a cold voice.
“Oh, it’s just a female beastkin. What, is there no one else left?” the knights’ leader said, trying to provoke Mina and get information out of her. He recognized Mina as the beastkin that Carter had bought and locked up in the dungeon. After all, he was the one who had killed the commoner that had tried to sell Mina to Carter.
“This is the end for you.” Mina said, her hands shaking slightly and taking out two slippers from her hands. “I don’t know whether to say that you are lucky or unlucky to be able to reach this place.”
“What do you mean?” the knights’ leader said, clutching his longsword. He didn’t underestimate Mina as he knew that she had to be strong to dare to appear right in front of them.
“The literal mean… ing!” As soon as she said “mean”, Mina moved.
“What? Stand guard!”
“Not good! She’s too fast!
The knights’ eyes got dizzy as they tried to follow Mina’s movements. Mina got closer and closer, until all they saw was a pair of blue eyes.
Shing! Clang! Boom!
A few dark lines passed, followed by the sound of steel colliding and the sound of a sharp weapon slicing through armor.
Mina had her back to the knights. She shook off the blood on her military knife, and the four knights fell down one by one.
Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!
The mouth of the the fallen knight captain moved, and blood gushed out from his mouth. A muffled voice came out.
“What a fast… sword…”
A line of blood appeared on their necks, and the knights’ captain had an extra line of blood on his chest.
None of them had lasted a single move against Mina.²
“Only the royal knights are worthy to be my opponents,” Mina said coldly. The her in front of Liu Feng was cute and obedient, but out here, she was the Ghost Walker, walking the path of killing.
¹ 装神弄鬼. Literally, pretend to be a god and deceive ghosts.
² Except that she took two moves to take care of the knights’ leader. :3