After the fat ghoul Investigator left, Su Xiao was left alone in the tunnels.
The rushing footsteps gradually drew closer, and Su Xiao was preparing himself for battle.
In the dim tunnels, it seemed as if there were thousands of ghouls hidden just out of sight, Su Xiao’s forehead was full of cold sweat.
Hearing the thunderous sound of the incoming footsteps, a thousand might still be an underestimation.
Although Su Xiao was a ghoul Investigator, he would not sacrifice his life for CCG. He only joined CCG to complete his task.
It was undoubtedly foolish to remain faithful to an organization that had bad intentions.
Su Xiao was hesitant. Should he… ‘strategically retreat’?
After a while, the sounds of footsteps gradually lessened as the ghouls seemed to be headed another way.
Su Xiao felt incredibly relieved. Against such a horde of ghouls, he could only retreat.
There must have been some great changes inside the 24th district. Otherwise, the ghouls would not be this crazy.
Right now, Arima Kisho was in the deeper parts of the 24th district, and he had mentioned that he would handle the ‘source’.
Did he refer to the source of these dramatic changes? It was impossible to tell with the information on hand.
“Here, be careful, those ‘beasts’ might still be nearby.”
“Honey, can we still go back to central city?”
A conversation between a man and a woman echoed from deeper into the passage.
“Ughh, well, we can’t go back for now, we can only try to escape to the surface first. How did those ‘beasts’ manage to free themselves, they’ve been always blocked by the walls.”
“Dad, I’m scared.”
“Lixiang, don’t be afraid, Dad will lead us to the outside.”
Su Xiao frowned as he listened to the conversation, which seemed to originate from a family of three, the parents and their daughter.
Su Xiao could infer a lot of information from their words.
In the deeper area of the 24th district, there may be a large number of ghouls, and the ‘central city’ the couple mentioned may be located in the deepest part of the 24th district.
The two also mentioned ‘beasts’.
How could there be animals underground? If ‘beast’ was a metaphor, then Su Xiao could think of a possibility, that those ghouls with grass skirts could be what they called ‘beasts’.
The footsteps were drawing closer and closer, the couple walked towards the entrance, their daughter between them.
Then they saw a person, wearing a white trench coat, and with a sharp sword in his hand. Because of the sunlight shining in from the entrance behind him, they were unable to make out the face of the figure, they could only see a pair of cold eyes.
The husband spoke, his tone was changed now, his eyes helpless.
“Honey, it seems that we have to fight now.”
The couple stood in front of their daughter, she had short hair, a small body and watery eyes, she was extremely adorable.
“Just you let us go, if we fight here, it won’t end well for you as well, member of Squad Zero.”
The male ghoul’s Kagune appeared, it was a Koukaku, and he had at least two Kakuhou, with one in each shoulder.
Two gray-white Kagune formed swords, which wrapped around the man’s arms.
Kakuja! This ghoul must be a Kakuja, so his strength should be around the SS class. From the way he was standing, it looked like he was professionally trained, not just relying on instinct.
As the male ghoul showed his Kagune, the female ghoul’s Kagune also appeared.
The female ghoul had Ukaku, a pair of huge red wings spread behind her body, they were at least three meters in diameter.
The larger the Kagune, the higher the concentration of Rc cells in the ghoul’s body.
These two ghouls were surprisingly both SS-class ghouls, and they were probably used to cooperating with each other.
Couples spent every day with each other, it was not surprising that they could cooperate well.
“Please, we don’t want to hurt you. Our family has never eaten humans. we only eat ghouls that have died.”
The female ghoul was hopeful.
“What can I get if I let you go?”
The couple looked at each other.
“We just want to leave the 24th district, why do you have to kill us? We never did anything to you.”
The temper of the male ghoul was not that good, his killing intent was leaking.
“Oh? So what?”
Su Xiao’s mouth curled up, he grasped his Dragon Flash tightly, upon which it produced a clear sound.
Without knowing why, Su Xiao felt that there was something alive within Dragon Flash, it became easier to use each time he wielded it.
When he was guarding the back entrance of the stronghold of Aogiri Tree in the 11th district, he actually had the feeling that Dragon Flash was cooperating with him.
Su Xiao smiled bitterly, then shook his head. How could a sword cooperate with him? It was just an object.
Even if blades could really gain consciousness, that was not something that could happen to Dragon Flash.
Su Xiao’s sinister smile and the sound as he drew Dragon Flash gave the ghoul couple a feeling of numbness. Their little girl was hiding behind her mother, as if Su Xiao was a wild animal.
The intuition of ghouls was more accurate than that of beasts. The ghoul couple could feel that the human in front of them had slaughtered their peers, and not just a few, the number of bodies he’d left was likely to be far beyond their imagination.
The ghoul couple was a little bit afraid. They were not afraid of fighting, nor afraid of dying, both of them were SS-class ghouls after all.
But their daughter was hiding behind them. If they fight with this dangerous enemy, their daughter would be in danger. After all, a sword has no eyes.
To the couple, Su Xiao did not radiate a feeling of ‘dangerous’, but of ‘super dangerous’.
“You’re after the Kakuhou, aren’t you? If you let my wife and daughter leave, I can give you my Kakuhou.”
This man was a ghoul, but he had the responsibility of a man.
When women just wanted to say something, they were stared at by the man, and the female ghoul was too afraid to speak further.
Little girl grabbed her father’s clothes and shook her head, tears springing to her eyes.
Su Xiao was speechless. This family in front of him only needed a producer and a camera.
“What happened in the deeper area of the 24th district.”
Su Xiao suddenly spoke, which gave the female ghoul a little hope, as long as they could communicate, there was a chance.
The male ghoul just wanted to deny it, but his wife quickly stopped him.
“Honey, the ‘King’ of the previous generation has abandoned us. The ‘King’ of this generation is not strong enough to lead us. Now, we are free people, we no longer need to be faithful to him.”
After listening to his wife, the man closed his eyes, unable to hide his emotion.
The female ghoul revealed some guilt in her eyes, sometimes, women could give up a lot of things for their children.
“Mr. Investigator, the ‘beasts’ in the deeper area of the 24th district have been released. I don’t know whether you have you seen those ghouls that look like primitive people. A group of these beasts has occupied central city.
They are different from us. We’re the same as humans, except for our food.”
Even if the couple agreed to answer Su Xiao’s questions, they only gave brief answers.
“Where did these ‘beasts’ come from, and who are the two ‘kings’ you just mentioned.”
Su Xiao’s two questions seemed to make the couple hard to answer.
“The beasts come from the deepest tunnels, but I don’t know the specifics. As for the two kings, that’s a long story.
The ‘king’ is the leader of the ghouls, and the ‘king’ of the previous generation abandoned us. The king of the previous generation was called Yoshimura Kuzen… “
A loud slap echoed.
The man had slapped his wife.
“You forgot who saved our lives. You forgot who it was that sent us medicine when our daughter got sick. It was him. Without that person, our daughter may have died. If it wasn’t for the current king having hostilities with him…”
The man looked pained, after slapping his wife, he seemed to have lost all his strength.
The female ghoul looked at the ground and stopped talking, her face full of guilt.
Blood splattered, and a bloody Kakuhou was thrown at Su Xiao’s feet.
“This Kakuhou is yours, let my wife and daughter go.”
Su Xiao took the Kakuhou, but did not give way.
“It seems that you know a lot of secrets. I can let you go and provide you with a safe place, but I need some information.
Don’t underestimate the world on the surface. SS-class ghouls like you, without being part of a larger group, you will soon be turned into Quinque.”
Just as the male ghoul wanted to refuse, he noticed that Su Xiao’s eyes grew more and more dangerous.
“Your daughter is so cute, it would be a pity if she were to die, no?”
The expression of the male ghoul was distorted, as if he swallowed a bitter pill. After a tense few seconds, the male ghoul sighed and chose to compromise.