“Boom, Boom, Boom…”
Several explosions rang from outside the city.
The Krieg Pirates were bombarding the Gray Terminal a short few hours before the time limit of the main mission.
He had planned for this, and finally, the time had come.
Su Xiao walked through the night and approached the gate.
Outside the city, the Gray Terminal.
At this moment, after the explosions had started, a fire was rising, and a large hill of garbage was burning.
The homeless people who stayed at the Gray Terminal were awakened by the sudden explosions and made to flee from the growing fire.
But when the displaced people reacted and wanted to escape from there, the fire had already spread too far.
The dismal sounds of agonized screams echoed with the continuous explosions and showed a scene straight out of hell.
If there’s a place called hell, this is it.
The members of the Krieg Pirates, after looking at the fire that gradually filled the Gray Terminal, began to rapidly approach the city gate.
They had discussed things with Su Xiao before, and once the Gray Terminal was aflame, they were to immediately head to the city gate, and Su Xiao would send someone to open the gate for them.
To this kind of plan that places his life in the hands of others, of course, Krieg would never agree.
So, after the meeting, Su Xiao sent his friend, Hank, to accompany the Krieg pirates.
At this point, Hank, who was disguised as a pirate, was following Krieg.
“Hurry, the fire will reach us soon!”
Krieg shouted, and he and his men sped up.
Three minutes after the bombing, the Krieg Pirates arrived outside the city gate.
Before arriving at the city gate, these pirates had smiles on their faces. They had already done their part and now only had to enter the city to live happy lives. Especially Krieg himself, who had already dreamt of becoming a noble.
Luxurious accommodation, exquisite food, and women were Krieg’s goals in becoming a noble.
At this point, Krieg even wanted to completely abandon his identity as a pirate.
“Clang, clang, clang.” The sound of Krieg’s armored hand hitting the gate reverberated.
“Open the gates! We are the Krieg Pirates, the ones who set fire to the Gray Terminal.”
After Krieg knocked at the gate, there was dead silence. Besides the sound of the night wind fanning the flames in the close distance, the city was silent.
“Hey, hurry up and open the gate! The fire is about to reach us.”
After continuous silence, Krieg started panicking.
Behind him was a fire that consumed everything, and in front of him was a massive city gate. They were trapped.
It would not be long before they would be burning to death.
“What’s happening? Why won’t they open the gate?”
Krieg’s eyes were red as if he was an angry animal while he turned and stared at Hank.
Hank’s lips twitched. He was sent outside the city by Su Xiao. He was just an ordinary soldier. He didn’t know anything about the king’s intention not to keep his promise.
“No, no, wait, let me try it.”
Hank’s voice was dreary. He seemed to have guessed what was happening.
“Hey, hey! Open the door. It’s me, Hank, a soldier! Byakuya, come out!”
Hank began to shout, and he called Su Xiao without honorifics.
“Byakuya, you bastard! I will kill you!”
Krieg finally understood that he was deceived by Su Xiao, and they were going to be sacrificed.
His eyes were bloodshot as he looked at Hank.
“Throw him into the fire!”
After Krieg spoke these words, the men next to him immediately grabbed Hank, and several people joined forces to throw Hank into the sea of fire that was closing in.
“Ahhhh, Byakuya, curse you!”
The flame began to envelop Hang, and his screams of anguish faded after a few seconds.
Just as the Krieg Pirates were at their most desperate, a low male voice rang from the wall.
“Hey, you, down there! Do you want to live?”
Everyone in front of the city gate was shaking.
“Who is this? Come out.”
Krieg was somewhat irrational and looked at the wall, which was illuminated by the fire. It was a thin middle-aged man.
When Krieg was about to start talking, barrels of explosives were dropped down one after another.
Seeing the dynamite barrels that landed next to them, Krieg let out a horrible scream. As there was a sea of fire just behind him, if the barrels so much as touched the fire, they would all die in a messy explosion.
“Breakthrough the gate, and you will have a little hope to live.”
After saying that, the middle-aged man on the wall turned around and disappeared into the darkness.
After hesitating for less than two seconds, Gin rushed to the barrels of explosives and started placing the barrel at the gate.
Krieg pulled off his black robe, revealing his golden armor. He raised his arm and fired a bullet at the barrels.
Because of the explosion, several pirates were hit by falling debris and died.
But it was worth it to Krieg because now, the gate was open.
Behind the rest of the gate, there were several bodies scattered around, which were the soldiers on guard duty.
The Krieg Pirates stepped over the broken gate and marched into the kingdom.
They were angry and didn’t care about anything anymore as they decided to pillage the kingdom.
Krieg looked at a dark corner with his arms straight and the muzzles on his shoulders pointing forward.
“Don’t shoot. I just saved you.”
The middle-aged man from before walked out of the dark, showing some fear in his eyes.
“Why did you save me? I don’t recognize you.”
Krieg did not stop aiming at him.
“I have some grudge against Byakuya, and the enemy of my enemy is my friend.”
Krieg’s mouth showed a cruel smile.
“Where is Byakuya right now?”
“In the palace, he is accepting the king’s reward. It is said he’s being rewarded with aristocratic status.”
Those words really angered Krieg because it was supposed to be his reward.
“Bam.” The gunshot sounded, the middle-aged man’s chest was pierced, and blood sprayed around. Krieg actually shot his own savior.
“You bastard, you actually dared to throw bombs at me with fire so close. Do you want to kill me?”
After that, Krieg took his people towards the palace. He wanted to kill Byakuya and the king and clean out the castle to make up for today’s losses.
The middle-aged man lay down on the ground, blood seeping from his mouth, as his body kept twitching.
While looking at the Krieg Pirates who were moving towards the palace, the eyes of a middle-aged man began to dim.
It was at this time that a young man with a cigarette in his mouth came out of a dark corner.
“I did it. Give the money to my wife and daughter; I have done as you requested.”
Su Xiao breathed out blue smoke while standing in front of the middle-aged person.
“You did well. The money has been handed over to them.”
“That’s good, thank you, thank you∼.”
After that, the eyes of the middle-aged man had closed completely. He was dead.
The middle-aged man was a criminal with a death sentence who was taken out of prison by Su Xiao. This entire play was only a transaction for him.
Su Xiao paid some money, and the middle-aged person gave his life, which was both fair and unfair at the same time.
Looking at the Krieg Pirates, who were already far away, Su Xiao threw down the cigarette in his hand and stepped on it.
“Krieg, don’t let me down now.”
Su Xiao disappeared back into the night and rushed in the direction of the palace.