On the roof, the Manager was fighting against the Investigators.
Although he was fighting against the four of them by himself, the manager was calm. After only a clashes, Yukinori and the others had already received injuries.
“The gap between us is too wide.”
Yukinori got thrown to the ground again, seriously injured this time.
They couldn’t do anything against him.
“Take, use that.”
“Are we letting him go?”
“We just have to delay for five minutes, no three minutes.”
Yukinori looked straight at Iwao and gave the order.
The two activated the prototype armor, called ‘Shi’, causing it to transform.
It started to suck their blood. Because it was still a prototype, after just 30 seconds of usage, Shi would start devouring the flesh of the user.
“Come on, come on…”
A few seconds later, their armors turned red, and Yukinori and Iwao stood up as if they turned berserk.
Noticing the changes on these two, the manager guessed that this was a new weapon developed by his old friend.
“This is madness.” [E/N: Madness? This is Sparta!]
Nor firmly grasping his weapon, Yukinori and Iwao quickly started slashing at the manager, managing to suppress him, until the manager could only defend.
However, it didn’t last long until Yukinori couldn’t continue and stepped back.
Iwao quickly attacked the manager again before retreating to Yukinori’s position.
“These ‘Shi’ are really good, but the side effect is too severe.”
Yukinori had now lost all of his combat power, and his torso was being consumed by the armor.
Compared to him, Iwao was in a much better state, but his power was almost drained as well, since the armor continued to swallow his blood.
“This isn’t good.”
Take was desperate, he could tell that if this continued, they would die.
He looked at the manager, his eyes full of bitterness.
“Don’t give up, help is almost there.”
Itsuki’s voice sounded from the headset, and all of them regained hope.
The door of the roof was slammed open. It was a solid iron door, so slamming it open was proof of this person’s strength. The door had actually deformed into a U shape, with a visible shoeprint in the center.
As the door fell down, the manager looked at the person stepped out.
“Is this building a labyrinth or something?”
Su Xiao, smoking a cigarette, walked out of the darkness of the stairway onto the roof. After rushing all the way here, he wanted to take a short break, but he heard the sound of battle and decided to join the battle immediately.
Su Xiao sighed and hurriedly walked toward the manager.
The store manager was different from his daughter, his combat experience was far more abundant.
But he wasn’t without weaknesses.
The manager hadn’t eaten fresh human flesh for a long time, which resulted in a decrease of the Rc cells in his body, which made him weaker.
“Do you want to eat this?”
Su Xiao held Dragon Flash in his hand and flung over a piece of armor, which had been ripped off during the battle.
The manager’s arm lifted as he caught the piece of the Shi.
Every Shi was full of Rc cells. hundreds if not thousands of times more concentrated than in a human.
“Don’t let him eat it! You won’t be able to fight him.”
Just as they warned him, the manager swallowed the large piece of Shi.
As the manager was eating, Su Xiao rushed toward him.
On the way to the rooftop, he had run as fast as possible, fearing that the manager would kill these four, so he used up a lot of his stamina just to get here.
Su Xiao attacked the manager with Dragon Flash, aiming at his head. During the swing, a blue arc appeared on the edge of the blade.
Since he was fighting against the manager, Su Xiao had activated Azure Steel Shadow without hesitation.
The manager lifted his arm and blocked Dragon Flash.
It sounded like two pieces of metal colliding.
Even though the blade didn’t cut him, the energy of Azure Steel Shadow poured into the manager, and the Rc cells in his body started to burn.
The manager snorted. This kind of pain was nothing to him, he had fought for his entire life, this little pain couldn’t affect him at all.
“A sharp sword, but with attacks on this level, you can’t take my life.”
While the manager held the blade of Dragon Flash with one hand, he stabbed at Su Xiao with his other hand.
The attack was fast, but Su Xiao reacted in time and barely managed to dodge, the attack passed by his head, cutting off a few strands of hair instead of his entire head.
Su Xiao continued to fight the manager, even though his attributes seemed to be lower than the manager’s, he still had superb sword skills.
Clang! Clang! Clang!
His sword and the manager’s hands clashed several time, sparks were flying around as the two attacked dozens of times.
One short and one tall figure were trying to kill each other, while four others were watching from the side.
Amon observed this fight, causing a huge commotion in his heart.
Su Xiao was much younger than him, but he could already fight with the One-Eyed Owl alone.
[E/N: Referring to the start of the arc here.]
“So that’s why the Headquarters transferred him to the 24th district, and had him join the squad zero.”
“Take, I will go and help.”
Iwao was less injured than Yukinori and the others, so he wanted to help.
“No, we will only hold him back.”
At that, all four fell silent and just watched.
At this point, in the mobile command center, someone was observing the fight, smiling.
“Sure enough, I made the right choice.”
Thinking about this, Itsuki continued to watch from the car.
The fight on the rooftop was reaching its climax.
To Su Xiao, the manager felt like he was getting stronger with each passing moment.
That wasn’t wrong, as soon as the manager ate the parts of the ‘Shi’, he started to regain his power.
The manager was 3 meters tall now, while he started the fight at just above 2 meters, and his whole body was shining with a red luster.
The manager regained his former glory, no longer looking like an old man.
Su Xiao kicked the manager on the waist, forcing him to take a step back, but the manager didn’t sustain any injury from this.
The battle seemed to excite Su Xiao, which made the manager a little bit uncomfortable.
“What a good battle. Fighting a powerful enemy is really the best.”
The long battle didn’t discourage Su Xiao, it ignited his fighting spirit instead.
It was wholly different from fighting Nico, that kind of battle was too boring.