On top of the building, the store Manager was clashing with Shinohara Yukinori. His goal wasn’t to kill the Investigators, but to buy some time.
“It seems like I’ve grown old, if I were a few years younger, I would’ve taken off your hand, just like I did with your boss.”
The store manager had released his Kagune. His back was full of thorn-like Kagune, it was an Ukaku specialized in long-range attacks.
Currently, the manager showed a good combination of attack and defense.
Shinohara Yukinori called Kuroiwa Iwao by his Nickname.
Iwao nodded, the two worked together for a few years, they knew what the other thought without needing words.
“Hirako Take, take the left side.”
Hirako may be a First-Class Investigator, but his strength was unquestionable. He was in no way weaker than an Associate Special Class Investigator.
“The rest of you, comb through the building and kill the remaining ghouls.”
Yukinori knew that the other Investigators wouldn’t be able to keep up with this ghoul, it was not worth it to have them sacrifice themselves.
“Amon, go with them.”
Yukinori looked at Amon and told him to leave, even though Amon had good talent, he was still too young and lacked combat experience.
But Amon didn’t move.
Yukinori raised his voice.
“I want to fight with you.”
“This is an order, you will obey.”
Yukinori’s tone was serious.
“I want to stay, please let me fight with you.”
Amon was young and reckless, he wasn’t afraid of dying, he even pleaded to join the fight.
“You are strong and have good talent, but this isn’t the time.”
Yukinori said helplessly, while Amon, unable to understand Yukinori’s position, kept standing in the same place.
“Don’t hold us back.”
In this fight, Yukinori won’t have time to take care of Amon.
“Iwaccho, I’m sorry.”
Yukinori’s tone was apologetic. He knew that his two teammates might die today.
“I know my capabilities, and what I should do.”
Yukinori nodded at the two, and they activated the overdrive on their armors.
With loud clanging sounds, the armor grew over their bodies, forming a black armor.
Yukinori shouted and the fight started.
On top of a nearby building, several Contractors were observing the scene through a telescope.
“The main task is almost done.”
The white-haired old man put down the telescope and smiled at the group.
“Cold Fish, our job here is done.”
“Good, very good, you still have a few people.”
“Just two people… Can you…”
Cold Fish raised his hand and interrupted the one speaking.
“Let’s talk about that later, the CCG has the upper hand now, but we gained a lot from this battle. We mustn’t be greedy, let’s withdraw.”
Xi Lo Lo was unwilling to leave, but she didn’t dare to say anything. She was a worker after all, and didn’t have any combat ability.
The contractors left the roof one after another.
One person stayed behind and was sitting down on the rooftop, while holding a timer in his hand.
The timer was diamond shaped and looked somewhat Sci-Fi. The display said 144 hours and 3 minutes, which was about six days, and was counting down.
“Six days, the time for interfering with the transmitter is too long.”
Hot looked at the store manager in the distance with a sneer.
Once the countdown ends, the interference would be successful, and his strength would rise greatly.
“Of all the ways to become strong, this one belongs to me.”
Hot muttered, his eyes full of ambition.
Hot had just been pretending in front of Cold Fish.
“The abnormal contractor of the CCG… I hope I will get to see you after the transmission’s success.”
Hot burst out with laughter as observed the ongoing fight.
Although Hot was a fire mage, his body wasn’t weak.
Su Xiao was hurrying towards the rooftop of the building.
The warehouse’s layout was very strange, to get to the roof, he had to change stairways several times.
As for the elevator, well, it was damaged and didn’t work.
Su Xiao was rushing up the stairs as an explosion went off above him.
He didn’t stop, but continued toward the roof.
On his way to the roof, Su Xiao saw Uchino fighting four ghouls.
To be exact, Uchino was standing in place, trying to defend while the ghouls were attacking.
Uchino counter attacked a ghoul, its body seemed to turn into liquid and separated. But a few seconds later, the liquids had rejoined, once again forming the body of a ghoul, like nothing happened.
This took less than three seconds, and reminded Su Xiao of Nico’s body.
Compared to this ghoul, Nico was slower, but he was even more resilient.
Su Xiao stopped, and as he arrived, the ghouls stopped fighting as well.
“This will be difficult.”
Renji Yomo said as he gestured for the other ghouls to wear their masks.
Bang bang bang!
Gunfire was heard, Uchino was about to stop until he heard Su Xiao’s voice.
Su Xiao jumped up to avoid the bullets and drew Dragon Flash.
Renji and the other ghouls stepped back, while Uchino did the same thing.
They just watched Su Xiao pass by, without trying to stop him.
Su Xiao didn’t have time to play with them, he needed to quickly go to the roof to help Yukinori and the others.
After finishing this mission, Su Xiao would get 10,000 contribution points, which would allow him to raise his rank once again and get the blue-quality liquid from the special shop of the 24th branch.
Should Yukinori and the others die, the mission would be considered a failure, and he wouldn’t get the contribution points.
The liquid would increase his Vitality by 4 points and his strength by 2 points, which was a lot, especially the enhancement to vitality.
If it wasn’t for him using Queen’s body as a shield back then, the sniper bullets would’ve penetrated his body, and his hp would’ve fallen too low to continue the fight.
If he hadn’t Queen in front of him, he would’ve died.
Therefore, the liquid was a must have. Saving contribution points was fine and all, but having leftover contribution points wouldn’t do him any good if he died.