“The protagonist of this world is here, nice.”
Enthus smiled and looked at Eren and others, he seemed to want to talk to them, but hesitated for a moment, so some other people were faster.
A contractor came to Armin and gently smiled.
“Hello, I am Kevin, we are responsible…”
Kevin did not want to talk with Eren or Mikasa, but chose Armin, who should be easier to chat with.
“Alright, I got it.”
Armin acknowledged him, but didn’t speak further. It seemed like he had no interest in talking to Kevin.
Kevin, after being mildly rebuffed, smiled bashfully and looked at Eren.
“Why do you look at me, I won’t believe anything you say, prisoner.”
He was being derogated before he even said anything. Kevin’s eyes flashed in anger, his 10 points in charm were useless here.
Finally, he looked at Mikasa, but Kevin just shook his head and sighed. If he made this girl angry, she may kill him, so he walked away and stayed near Dust.
“Sure enough, it seems that we can communicate normally after the attack and defense mission has been completed.”
Dust whispered to himself, giving up on the plan in his mind.
Su Xiao was also nearby.
“Enthus, if the battle line can’t keep up, will you shoot?”
Bloody Rose whispered to Enthus.
“Huh? What are you talking about? I have already shot now.”
Enthus looked at Bloody Rose strangely, raising the shotgun in his hand.
“I could barely believe it before, but it is different now, the head of our team contacted me and conveyed some information to me.
The leader of the corps, Levi Ackerman, has arrived in the first zone to support them. The second zone has the madwoman Hanji Zoe and many members of the Survey Corps as support.
However, we, the third zone, have only these three recruits from the training corps as support. Although the fighting power of Mikasa is strong, she’s nowhere near comparable to the two experienced members of the Survey Corps.”
Bloody Rose said, then stopped, looking at Enthus with burning eyes.
“Dust is very strong, I admit. But I know my own strength. This group is not enough, compared with the other two groups. The Reincarnation Paradise would never make such a mistake. There must be another strong person here. That’s you, right?”
“Huh? What about the other contractors?”
“Hah. Those guys are just going to die.”
Enthus silently fiddled with his shotgun, it seemed that this gun was his treasure.
“Anyways, it’s not me, my fighting power is really not strong.”
Bloody Rose narrowed her eyes and chewed on her lip, deep in thought.
[Time is up, the Titans’ attack is starting.]
The notification of the Reincarnation Paradise appeared, and Su Xiao felt a slight vibration in the ground.
Boom, boom, boom…
Titans were approaching, and a lot of them.
A contractor that had good agility ran to the hole in the wall. Upon looking outside, his legs went soft.
“Boss Dust, it’s bad, there’s a lot of titans right outside the wall.”
“Too many to count.”
With a whistle, all the contractors got up and ran to the hole. After seeing the dense sea of titans nearing, everyone had the brief thought of turning around and fleeing.
Not far from the wall, there were dozens of titans moving forward. Although the Titans’ pace was not too fast, they could move dozens of meters with a single step, so they would reach the vicinity of the hole in less than a minute.
“Everyone, stay alert, keep the formation.”
Dust screamed and stood in the back with his staff.
Bloody Rose suddenly spoke, Dust frowned and looked at her.
“Bull, you are responsible for defending the hole. You must not let the Titans come-in. That way, we only need to deal with one or two titans at once. You, you, and you are responsible for the left and right sides of Bull. If Bull makes mistakes, you need to cover for him.
The ranged gunners will separate and take position in three columns, shooting in turns and while the other columns are reloading, we have to keep the firepower up.”
The series of arrangements from Bloody Rose stunned many of the contractors stunned, they looked at Dust.
Dust didn’t look too good, the position as the leader he had won just before was already unstable.
But Bloody Rose’s tactics were good, he had to agree, or the defense line would be broken.
“Do as she said.”
Dust gnashed his teeth and agreed, angrily glaring at Bloody Rose.
“Mr. Dust? Am I wrong?”
Bloody Rose smiled charmingly. As the deputy head of Lycoris Radiata, how could she not be good with strategies? This newcomer of Fraternity was way too inexperienced to compare with her.
After all the contractors were in place, the Titans came out of the hole, and the first one to confront the Titans was Bull.
The titans did not have a standard attack, they would do anything from biting to scratching.
A big hand which grabbed at Bull, who’s face changed greatly, immediately trying to retreat.
“You can’t retreat, or you will die!”
Dust shouted, throwing a big fireball.
Bang! The titan in the hole was burnt to coke, the body gradually vaporized, and the next titan entered through the hole.
Boom, boom, boom, boom…
All kinds of firearms went off, blocking the Titans’ movement. In this manner, most titans were killed before coming out of the hole.
Witnessing this scene, Eren and others looked at the contractors with unbelieving eyes.
“These prisoners are so strong.”
“We should be cautious.”
Mikasa looked at the many contractors with narrowed eyes.
“They may not be able to hold out for long, we have to think about countermeasures.”
Armin saw the drawbacks of the contractors’ formation. If the people in front of the hole died, the Titans would all rush into the perimeter. Once they were confronted with multiple titans at the same time, the contractors would be slaughtered.
The fight continued, titans fell through the hole, forming a pile of bones on the ground. The Titans’ bones gasified much faster than the muscles.
The contractors were defending the hole with their all, but the shield Bull used was already somewhat distorted.
Now, Bull had only one thought. Since he could barely hold out, he had to run.
A titan’s hand popped out of the hole, grabbing at Bull. Bull shouted and jumped aside, but the titan’s hand was too fast for him to dodge.
“No, it’s a Kiko-shu!” [E/N: An “Abnormal”. Not sure yet which one we’ll use]
The contractors using melee weapons rushed forwards. Kiko-shu were also titans, but their behavior was unpredictable. Kiko-shu were just too different from ordinary titans. It walked on four limbs and quickly climbed through the hole in the wall.
The Kiko-shu smashed down two contractors and successfully broke through the defense of the hole.
There was a large difference between Kiko-shu and ordinary titans. The ordinary titans looked dumb, and generally walked slowly, so it was easy to estimate their behavior.
Kiko-shu were different. They could move in different ways, such as rotating, jumping and the like. They could approach the enemy in all sorts of postures, some Kiko-shu even crawled sideways, like crabs.
“Quick, stop the titan.”
Dust glared at it, if the battle line was broken, it would be over.
Suddenly, the sound of a jet emerged as Mikasa and others rushed at the Kiko-shu.
With the 3D Maneuver Gear, Mikasa could glide through the air. She wielded a sharp blade in each hand, and cut the back of the neck of the Kiko-shu after rotating her body in midair.
After the back of its neck was cut, the Kiko-shu fell to the ground, and steam rose.
But while this Kiko-shu was killed, five more had come out of the hole. The contractors had no time to defend themselves.
The five Kiko-shu disrupted their formation in an instant, and the contractors threw their helmets away and fled immediately, allowing several ordinary titans to emerge from the hole.
Bloody Rose and Dust looked awful. The task had a 20-day time limit, yet the battle line was broken in less than one hour, not to mention the task of blocking the hole.
“Hey, Byakuya, the task will fail if you don’t fight.”
Enthus put away the shotgun and dropped a silver necklace around his neck, a palm-sized silver cross hanging on the necklace.
The three blessings spread different colors around Enthus’s body.
[You have been blessed with a ‘Vitality blessing’: The speed of recovering HP is increased by 50%.]
[You have been blessed with the ‘Courage blessing’: Strength +4.]
[You have been blessed with the ‘Faith blessing’: Resistances increased by 20%.]
Enthus was surprisingly a ‘carebear’, giving three simple blessings.
The contractors that were blessed were stunned; it was a first for them to see such strong blessings.
[You have been blessed with ‘Victory shout’: All attributes +2, the effect lasts for 30 minutes.]
“Byakuya, is my sincerity enough?”
After thinking for second, Su Xiao decided to show his ability. If he didn’t fight, the defense line would break soon, and that would be troublesome. Bloody Rose and Dust couldn’t keep up the battle line alone.
Su Xiao put away Crushing Elf, and as Dragon Flash appeared in his hand, his momentum completely changed.
“So it’s this guy.”
Bloody Rose continued shooting at a titan’s neck, causing an ordinary titan to fall. Her main attribute was strength, with her agility she could not keep up with the Kiko-shu.
Su Xiao glanced around, and immediately locked onto a Kiko-shu, then he ran towards his target.
The Kiko-shu also saw Su Xiao, stomping around as it too rushed at Su Xiao.
The two quickly approached each other, then Su Xiao jumped aside, just barely avoiding the mouth of the Kiko-shu.
Dragon Flash cut through the air and carved into the back of the neck of the Kiko-shu.
A huge head fell down, the Kiko-shu’s head was cleanly cut off by Su Xiao’s single sword strike.
Su Xiao was a bit stunned. That had been as easy as cutting tofu, there was no resistance from the muscles and bones of the Kiko-shu.
Although the Kiko-shu was dead, its body was still rushing forward. Su Xiao, standing on the back of the Kiko-shu he had just killed, took a few steps to accelerate, then jumped at another Kiko-shu.
A cold light appeared at the edge of the Kiko-shu’s vision.
Two attacks, and two Kiko-shu’s had been killed.
Hot blood fell on the back of Su Xiao’s hand. He stood on the back of his latest kill, which was gasifying. His whole person was concealed by the steam, but his cold glare was still visible as he was looking for his next target.
“Now I know why the Paradise assigned us these new recruits. It has already arranged a person with the level of a leader for us.”
Bloody Rose stared at Su Xiao, there was a strange glint in her eyes. She had made a mistake.