Outside the auction house, many Investigators were anxiously waiting.
They had never received such a strange order, during the entire raid, they were to only block and subsequently guard the exits.
From inside, the sounds of fighting came incessantly, further pressuring them.
Mado Akira was also anxious, she was pacing at the back entrance while murmuring to herself:
“What is happening inside, that damn Byakuya, that idiot, so what if he is strong, even he can’t fight with so many ghouls alone…”
Twenty minutes had passed, the screaming from inside had turned to abnormal silence, which worried Mado Akira a little.
Suddenly, Su Xiao’s tired voice emerged from the Bluetooth headset, which Mado Akira was anxiously waiting for.
“Come in, start the clean-up and put down the fire.”
Put down the fire?! Mado Akira was bewildered, but she still ordered her group to unblock the back entrance.
The back door opened and Mado Akira led a large group of Investigators inside.
As soon as they entered the auction house, Mado Akira noticed the strong smell of blood, causing her beautiful eyebrows to wrinkle.
Mado Akira’s footsteps became faster as she almost ran to the lobby of the auction house.
The scene stunned her.
There mountains of bodies almost randomly placed over the whole place, and on one pile of bodies sat a man with a cigarette in his hand.
This cruel scene forced Mado Akira to subconsciously stumble a few steps back.
Mado Akira had seen many bodies, but she had never seen such a horrible scene before. Something like this should have only appeared during the ancient cold weapon wars.
While Mado Akira was approaching Su Xiao, she suddenly felt her foot was slipping and almost fell down.
Looking at the ground, she noticed that the whole ground had been coated with a layer of blood.
“What are you doing, start cleaning up the bodies.”
Su Xiao threw away the cigarette in his hand and stashed his Dragon Flash, having already cleaned it.
Mado Akira subconsciously straightened her body.
Those Investigators were also shocked by the scene in front of them, but their mental qualities were excellent.
They brought in piles of body bags and started the clean-up process.
Su Xiao moved his sore body. He had thoroughly tested his limits during this fight.
When fighting more than one hundred ghouls at once, it would ‘just’ be hard for him to deal with. If, however, the number of ghouls exceeded two hundred, he would die.
Before, when the lights in the auction hall went out, he used the night vision device to seize the opportunity to kill as many ghouls as he could.
Furthermore, the two S-class ghouls did not join forces to attack him together. If they had done so, or taken command over the other ghouls to fight Su Xiao in a coordinated manner, the result would have been totally different.
The situation tonight seemed to be him overestimating himself, but Su Xiao was not doing this without a plan. If he gave the order, a large number of Investigators would rush into the auction house at moments notice. [E/N: What if one of the ghouls had managed to break his phone or headset?]
He was confident that he could persist for a long time even under the siege of this many ghouls.
Su Xiao understood his advantages, those being his strength, speed and combat experience. If he had fought them one by one, he most likely wouldn’t have been injured.
However, in a group battle, because his Vitality was not that high, and his defense wasn’t that strong, he would be at a disadvantage.
No one was perfect. Right now, Su Xiao already balanced the development of three attributes. If he were to raise his Vitality too, the speed of progress would slow down, and he would fall behind other contractors.
Su Xiao was a hunter, so he had to be stronger than other contractors at the same level, how could he hunt the targets otherwise?
Sitting down in one of CCG’s cars, Su Xiao observed the Investigators who were cleaning up the bodies.
It took quite a while to clean up the auction house. He would take this opportunity to take a break and restore his hp, which sat at only 27% currently.
Taking out the [Golden fried rice], the restorative food was in a static form, it needed to be activated before it could be eaten.
After he activated the [Golden Fried Rice], the outer layer of the [Golden fried rice] broke open and dissipated into the air, and it turned out the golden fried rice was surprisingly still steaming.
A strange smell emerged from it, Su Xiao could not help but swallow, this smelled really delicious.
Taking out the chopsticks he prepared in advance, Su Xiao tried to take a bite.
The rice was wrapped in soft egg, with the rice being slightly harder. The taste was excellent, the aroma of the rice and eggs were perfectly mixed together.
After Su Xiao took a bite, he couldn’t help but take a second bite.
This golden fried rice was extremely delicious. It was a food produced in the world of Shokugeki no Soma, it was so incredibly delicious that people would commit a crime just to eat it once.
Su Xiao suddenly had the idea to kidnap a chef from that world.
He was shaking his head with a wry smile. Improving his strength was the most important thing, with enough strength, he won’t be worried about obtaining delicious food.
Unconsciously, he already finished the golden fried rice in his hand, and he felt satisfied.
After drinking a bottle of mineral water, Su Xiao leaned back on the seat with satisfaction. What was better than eating a good meal after a good fight?
Enjoying the feeling of warmth in his stomach, his hp gradually recovered.
With the recovery of his hp, Su Xiao’s injuries began to heal quickly.
“What is this smell, something smells really good.”
Suzuya Juzo ran over, and his nose twitched.
“Suzuya, get in the car, we’re about ready to go back to the branch.”
Although Suzuya Juzo was eccentric, he obeyed his orders.
“Were you eating something? Can you give me some?”
Suzuya Juzo’s head poked in his vision as he looked at Su Xiao with a smile.
“Tomorrow, I will give you a big meal.”
He still needed these people to follow him to clear the 14th district, it was necessary to properly draw those people to his side.
He killed a lot of ghouls by now. There was a rule in the CCG that one could get a lot of money as a bonus when killing ghouls.
This was very reasonable. Being an Investigator was a high-risk job, more like a ‘highest-risk job’, but the salary was high enough to make people take the risks.
After promising to give Suzuya Juzo a treat, Su Xiao began to sum up the gains and losses of this battle.
He got total of 372 contributions points from this fight, he now stood at [Rank 1 Investigator, contribution points: 897/2000]. He still needed 1103 contribution points to complete the task.
He got one green treasure case, but even though he killed more than 100 ghouls, they did not drop any white treasure chests.
He began to ponder whether he was lucky or unlucky after thinking about this.
Until now, while he opened many chests, besides some specific items, he did not get anything good.
The sword he was using, Dragon Flash, was not from a treasure chest.
The soul crystal(small) was obtained because the gap between him and the monster was too large.
He got the [Roar of evil spirits] (green) from Gecko’s Treasure Chest, but it was important to know that Gecko was an important character to the protagonist’s development. Killing Gecko got him a lot of ‘world’s source’.
Even so, he only got a green ring with a score of 21.
Su Xiao sighed, he suddenly noticed that he qualified as a boss-character.
Fortunately, he was not that unlucky, his just wasn’t particularly lucky.
With a bitter smile, Su Xiao no longer thought about these things.
The bodies in the auction house were cleaned up at 1 am, and after those Investigators of the CCG assembled, the team returned to the branch.
This was undoubtedly a brilliant victory, there were no casualties, and all enemy combatants were killed.
Many of the Investigators were smiling and looked at Su Xiao with awe.
The cars were driving on the otherwise empty streets at midnight, the world seemed particularly quiet under the dim light.
Su Xiao, who was sitting on the front passenger seat, suddenly felt an inexplicable lurch, as if his body was suddenly free-falling.
The danger was approaching from below!
Su Xiao did not hesitate to open the door, he immediately jumped out and rolled on the asphalt road to stabilize his body.
There was another figure that jumped out of the car with Su Xiao, that was Suzuya Juzo.
The car suddenly exploded, the explosive force so strong it lifted of and rolled over several times before stopping.
There was a huge crater in the road, apparently the explosives were not hidden under the car, but underground.
Fire was illuminating the area and a strange, scorching smell was mixed with the smell of gunpowder.
Su Xiao immediately discerned that this was the burning taste of ‘polyisobutylene’, someone had buried a C4 plastic bomb on his way.
There was at least one contractor who wanted to kill him, but if they thought they could kill him with just that, they were naive.
Dragon Flash appeared in Su Xiao’s hands as he looked around vigilantly.
He had just rested in the car for more than an hour, and he recovered about 80% of his total strength. His hp too had been restored, after eating the restorative food earlier.
Su Xiao had long guessed that a contractor was going to attack him, but he did not know when or how.
So earlier, when his Hp was very low, he did not hesitate to eat the expensive restorative food, just in case.
It seemed that he was right, if he had still been in that weakened state, he might have died just now.