Su Xiao didn’t know about this.
Although he guessed that the third part of the main mission was a confrontation, it was only speculation.
Early in the next morning, Su Xiao went to the office of Shinohara Yukinori, who told him that he was needed today.
“Have you had breakfast?”
Shinohara Yukinori stood up and enthusiastically greeted Su Xiao.
Su Xiao was stunned, Shinohara Yukinori’s attitude was too bright.
“Alright then, let’s go to a small coffee shop nearby, it’s really good! Although the breakfast provided by the branch has balanced nutrition, the taste is…”
Now Su Xiao thought that this person needed his help for something.
“It’s my treat.” Shinohara Yukinori said.
He was sure of it now.
Su Xiao nodded and followed Shinohara Yukinori to a small coffee shop.
The café was not big, but it was very lively. A lot of seats were already taken by guests. The aroma of food caused Su Xiao’s stomach to growl.
“Let’s sit here.”
Shinohara Yukinori pointed at a four-seat table, indicating that Su Xiao should sit opposite to him as he ordered several dishes.
“Shinohara, this is a lot for just us.”
Shinohara Yukinori chuckled and told Su Xiao that he didn’t need to be polite.
“Don’t mind it, someone will join us soon. Let’s eat first.”
Su Xiao didn’t make a sound and started to eat.
“Byakuya, the ghoul that you killed last night has been sent to the headquarters. They’ve made an exception to raise you to a second-class Investigator. This is your new identification.”
Su Xiao put down the cutlery and took the documents.
[Hint: Hunter, you have been promoted to rank 2 Investigator. Contribution points necessary for the next promotion: 50/400.]
Su Xiao did not need any special qualifications to upgrade his rank, he just needed to get rid of more ghouls. For 400 contribution points, he probably needed to kill 2 or 3 S-class ghouls, it was slightly more difficult.
It would be even more difficult to get the promotion from rank 1 Investigator to First Class Investigator.
According to normal circumstances, the main task (2) should not be this difficult.
It should have been like this mainly because Su Xiao stayed in the CCG camp alone.
In normal circumstances, there would be more than ten contractors on the side of the CCG. If more than ten ordinary contractors were to share the contribution points, each person would only need to contribute 30 points for everyone in the group to reach rank 1 Investigator.
But Su Xiao was alone in the faction, so the task of more than ten people had to be done by him alone, causing such a difficulty.
Most of the places in the 14th district were very peaceful, and it was difficult for Su Xiao to hunt and kill ghouls. If he were to be assigned to the 1st to 4th districts, the difficulty of the mission will decrease massively.
The density of ghouls in the 1st to the 4th districts was very large, it had reached the point where ordinary people could not survive there.
The ghouls there were all working together to survive, and there were many strong ghouls in the 1st to 4th districts.
Normally, S class was the limit of ghouls. If they want to continue to grow stronger, they could only increase the concentration of Rc cells in their bodies by eating other ghouls.
D classes were kind of like children to ghouls, and C classes could use Kagune, but their strength was somewhat weak. B classes were common ghouls, able to hide within human society. A rank belonged to the elite within the ghouls’ forces. S class ghouls were a minority. As for those higher than S class, they could only rely on eating each other to grow.
The strength of ghouls didn’t grow through training, but through eating, through consuming their own and similar species.
Thinking of this, Su Xiao bit the snack in his hand.
“Sorry, I’m late.”
While Su Xiao thought about that, a beautiful woman sat down next to him.
Her pale blonde hair was bunched up and a black skirt suit contrasted nicely against the beauty’s white and delicate skin. Black stockings were highlighting her sexy legs.
“Let me introduce you. This is Mado Akira, your future subordinate.”
Shinohara Yukinori looked at Su Xiao with a smile. His gaze seemed to say: “Be thankful to have such a beautiful woman as your subordinate.”
“I got it, I don’t really mind it, but…”
Su Xiao looked at Shinohara Yukinori.
“I am currently preparing to enter a high-density location of ghouls, such as West Street. She may die over there.”
Hearing that Su Xiao did not refuse, Shinohara Yukinori smiled, but when he heard the name ‘West Street’, Shinohara’s smile disappeared instantly.
“West Street? That’s an especially dangerous area in the 14th district. There are too many S-class ghouls to count over there. Byakuya, are you sure you want to go?”
If it were someone else, Shinohara would never agree, but Su Xiao was strong enough that he couldn’t say anything.
“Akira, it seems that I have to assign you to someone else.”
Shinohara Yukinori looked to the side, at Mado Akira.
“Shinohara, I have no problem with him. As an Investigator, I have to be ready for anything, even if it means going to the West Street.”
Mado Akira straightened her body, her tone was firm. She then glanced at Su Xiao.
“Tap-tap, tap-tap, tap-tap….”
Shinohara Yukinori tapped the table with his index and middle finger while he called someone on his phone.
He called Mado Kureo. Shinohara Yukinori only said a few words, then hung up the phone.
“Kureo, that guy…. Well, you will follow Byakuya for now. Although you are also a rank 2 Investigator, you have to follow Byakuya’s command. Byakuya, when are you going to West Street?”
It seemed that Shinohara Yukinori intended to allow Su Xiao to go to West Street, where the ghoul problem was very serious and urgently needed to be taken care of.
“I’m going over now. Let’s go, mascot.”
The ‘mascot‘ Su Xiao talked about was Mado Akira. According to the information in the original story, Mado Akira’s strength was merely ordinary.
As for whether Mado Akira would live or die in West Street, that depended on God’s will.
When Mado Akira was called ‘mascot’, she was stunned and pointed at herself questioningly.
Seeing this scene, Shinohara Yukinori had no choice but to smile, indicating for Mado Akira to follow Su Xiao, wo had stood up.
A black car was driving on the road. Mado Akira was driving, Su Xiao was in the co-driver seat and had closed his eyes. They were heading to the infamous West Street.
“What are your plans for when you’ve arrived at West Street, Byakuya? What do I need to do?”
Mado Akira looked seriously, she sat straight, which incidentally also pronounced her chest.
“After arriving at West Street, we’ll go kill ghouls!”
The plan, if it could be called such, was simple and crude. It obviously shocked Mado Akira, as the tall, beautiful woman stepped on the gas pedal, almost bumping into the car in front of them. [E/N: The TL also said something along the lines of that being typical behaviour for woman when driving.]
“Then, what do you want me to do?”
After calming down her emotions, Mado Akira asked her second question again.
“You can just look beautiful.”
Su Xiao’s calm answer made Mado Akira angry.
“These kinds of ghouls will not stay still and covet my beauty!”
Su Xiao chuckled and looked at Mado Akira.
“Don’t worry, you have a ‘very important’ role. Without you, my plan is unlikely to succeed.”
Two seconds ago, Su Xiao had thought of a plan.
Mado Akira suddenly grew aware of a strange glint in Su Xiao’s gaze, she had the thought of turning around and running away.
“Then, can you share your plan with me?”
Su Xiao’s mouth twitched into a brief smile before he controlled himself again, then he shook his head.
“No, if you know what’s going to happen, it may affect the ‘plan’.”
Mado Akira felt bitter, she vented her feelings by stepping on the gas pedal.
Before the moody Mado Akira could calm down, the two arrived at the West Street, the cruellest area in the 14th district.