The Manager suddenly stopped moving, as if he was thinking about something.
In fact, he was considering retreat, as his purpose was just to gain some time until Kaneki was rescued.
A loud explosion suddenly went off, the Manager looked at its source, only to see some people fighting.
“So Kaneki managed to escape.”
A smile emerged on the Manager’s face, since Kaneki was free, his mission had ended.
Su Xiao’s figure flickered to the vision of the Investigators, as he rushed at the Manager. The Manager was only distracted for a single moment, and Su Xiao grabbed this opportunity.
He slashed at the Manager, swinging his sword as fast as he could.
“This is bad.”
The incoming sword made the Manager panic. He had been distracted for just a second, but this Investigator still took the opportunity.
The Manager broke out in cold sweat. The sword hadn’t reached him yet, but he already felt a stinging sensation on his eye.
He mustn’t let the sword touch him, otherwise, he would be done. The Manager used his arms to defend.
The Manager’s arm was already cut open, and this time, it couldn’t resist Dragon Flash as it cut through it.
Not only did the sword manage to carve open the Manager’s arm, it got stuck in his bones.
Su Xiao, who held the sword in one hand before, supported the blade with the other hand and pierced it, still stuck in the Manager’s arm, into the ground.
The Manager was now nailed to the ground.
Su Xiao stomped on the Manager’s face, which seemed to crack.
When Fighting, Su Xiao mainly used Dragon Flash, because it had the strongest killing potential, but he was also proficient when using his body as a weapon. After all, when fighting, one had to use whatever means necessary to win.
The Manager was strong, but with one hand nailed to the ground, he couldn’t fight properly. Not to mention that the bone in that arm was cracked, and he was unable to use it right now.
After the kick to the face, Su Xiao didn’t stop. He pulled Dragon Flash out of the Manager’s arm and slashed at his throat.
If the Manager’s throat were slashed open, he would really be in trouble. Even if he didn’t die from it, he would at least be slowed down.
Before the sword reached his throat, the Manager hurriedly dodged, but he wasn’t faster than Su Xiao’s sword.
The Manager tried squatting down to avoid the sword.
Blood spewed out, and the Manager wrinkled his brows.
The Manager’s had a lot of combat experience, so he reached out with his hand and attacked Su Xiao.
This attack was full of killing intent, as the Manager wanted to punch right through Su Xiao’s body.
Su Xiao quickly defended with Dragon Flash, stabilizing it with one hand on the handle and the other on the back of the blade.
The huge force behind that attack sent Su Xiao flying, while the ground under him was cracked.
That attack was just too strong. Su Xiao estimated that this attack should have at least 15 points worth of strength behind it.
The Manager’s body wasn’t injured much, besides his arm that is.
Taking into account just who he was, these injuries weren’t much.
Su Xiao was physically exhausted, it would take a while for him to recover.
While Su Xiao didn’t have any serious injuries, he was a human, so any injury would lower his combat power.
The Manager silently looked at Su Xiao.
His injuries started to heal at a visible rate, accompanied by a sizzling sound.
At the same time, blue smoke appeared on the surface of Dragon Flash, and the metal was being eroded.
Su Xiao quickly took a cloth and wiped the blood off of the blade.
In less than two seconds, 4 points of durability were lost due to the Manager’s corrosive blood.
Su Xiao didn’t know the exact reason for the corrosion, but it had undoubtedly been caused by the Manager’s blood.
Once he caught his breath, Su Xiao continued to fight.
His sword flashed out as he attacked the Manager. The attack succeeded, but the Manager counter-attacked again.
Amon, sitting on the side, could only watch with the others as the fight went on.
Far away from the building, Takatsuki Sen, wrapped in bandages like always, was sitting on the edge of a bridge.
“The time is almost up.”
Takatsuki Sen looked at a building in the distance. She could hear the sounds of the battle on the roof, even at this distance.
Washu Kichimura, who was standing behind Takatsuki Sen, took out a remote detonator.
“It’s almost time to retreat, let’s get started.”
After that, Kichimura, without hesitation, pressed on the detonator.
A huge explosion went off in the building, a large column of smoke rose to the sky.
After the explosion went off, the building was engulfed in silence, while a large number of crows were startled by the sound and hurriedly flew away.
“How come the building wasn’t completely destroyed, were there not enough explosives?”
Takatsuki got up, feeling strange about what happened.
Kichimura pressed the button repeatedly, without getting any reaction.
“The explosives must have been dismantled. It seems like only a few hidden ones went off.”
Kichimura was furious, as the plan had failed.
“Those suspicious guys told us about this, maybe it has something to do with them?”
Takatsuki began to suspect the contractors.
The contractors on the ghouls’ side weren’t good enough, and their positions not high enough, so they didn’t manage to gain Takatsuki Sen’s trust.
But Su Xiao was different. He was a temporary member of the Squad Zero, and a powerful fighter personally invited by Marude Itsuki, his words wouldn’t be ignored.
This was the benefit of strength and status.
“No, those guys were killing CCG Investigators all along, even more so than us. I also had some people keep an eye on them, it’s almost impossible that they betrayed us.”
Hearing Kichimura’s words, Takatsuki didn’t say anything, but she was still unconvinced.
“That guy that almost killed me was there as well… I will have to get my revenge another time.”
Takatsuki Sen turned around and left, with Kichimura following after her.
On the rooftop, Su Xiao sat down with a long cut on his abdomen and a thick hole in his shoulder.
The Manager had escaped, but only after they seriously injured each other.
He wouldn’t have received this injury if not for the building suddenly tilting, throwing him off balance, which the Manager took advantage of.
Su Xiao was fighting with his sword and techniques, while the Manager depended on his strong defense and attack power. As such, after the sudden change of the ground, Su Xiao was at a disadvantage.
Although the Manager escaped, he had left something behind. The three-meter tall Kagune, which was always behind the Manager, was lying on the ground.