“Master, what happened?” Liu Hao didn’t hear what Black Panther just said but he realized something must be wrong after seeing Lei Yu’s expression and tone of voice.
“The Dark Council found out I was not in the estate so they’ve surrounded it with a lot of people. Ai Er, Black Panther, Hu Jiong and others are all still inside so I have to rush back immediately. My injuries are mostly healed so I can’t delay this any longer. I’m afraid the Vatican can’t resist for too long since the Pope is the only one there who has the strength of a Sixth Order Warrior.” Lei Yu quickly explained to Liu Hao a short summary of the situation.
“Do you need my help as well?” Liu Hao asked.
Lei Yu waved his hand, “Their main assault force should be comprised of Vampire and Werewolf Lords, all of them with the strength of a Fifth Order, so even if you were with me, you won’t be able to help much. Cui Ying Ying is skill unconscious and no one knows you guys are here, so protecting her safety is your responsibility. If anything new comes up at the estate, I will let you know right away. Okay, time’s running out so I am leaving immediately.”
Liu Hao didn’t raise any other questions and silently prayed for his master’s safety. His only wish was for his master to emerge safely from this crisis.
Lei Yu didn’t bother driving a car because his maximum running speed was a lot faster. Without caring about energy consumption, he increased his speed to his limit. The support function of the Ares boots also played a crucial role. The only way to describe Lei Yu’s current speed was “lightning fast.”
While Lei Yu was running, he was wondering whether the super strong expert who was hidden in the shadows of the Dark Council would appear or not. If that super expert appeared, the Pope said the secret hidden inside the storage ring required two people to be present in order for it to execute its strongest attack. The extremely anxious Lei Yu somehow increased his speed once again.
Five hours. If he drove a car, it would originally take him about twelve hours to reach there but Lei Yu only used five hours. After briefly absorbing energy to recover, Lei Yu carefully observed the town’s surrounding as he hid himself. He had to observe what was going on in the town before advancing further.
It was exactly as Black Panther had said, Lei Yu couldn’t detect any signs of life from a human being. There were barely some animals which were still alive in the town. Lei Yu suddenly felt that he was the biggest sinner under the heavens. He felt like he was the one who brought this disaster onto the town by coming here. But thinking these thoughts right now wasn’t helping him, so it was best to figure how to deal with the situation.
Lei Yu detected a lot of humans who had been contaminated after their blood was sucked out by the Vampires, had transformed into Vampires themselves. Even though they only had the strength of a Viscount which was similar to a First Order Warrior, however, they were still considered a force to be reckoned with. After all, their numbers cannot be overlooked or ignored.
In addition, the way these Werewolves killed was reflected in the town looking like a city of death. The whole place was filled with the smell of death while the blood on the ground flowed like a river. Bodies were piled up like small mountains and a lot of them showed signs of being partially devoured, showing this was indeed the act of a Werewolf.
If he rashly rushed into the town, he would definitely be discovered. Lei Yu went around in a big circle before nearing the grounds of the estate from another direction. At lightning speeds, Lei Yu successfully escaped the attention of the eyes and ears of several Vampires and jumped over the wall.
But the estate grounds were considered fully guarded and alert. Near every portion of the estate walls would be at least two people standing guard, most likely arranged by the Pope. A group was about to attack Lei Yu but one of them recognized him and was immediately overjoyed. With Lei Yu’s return, it looks like this battle would soon be over.
Lei Yu followed behind the guard and went towards the castle manor. He started frowning as he saw bodies all over the ground. Lei Yu saw some of their own people but also bodies belonging to Vampires and Werewolves. The number of bodies were countless so it was clear that a massive battle and recently happened.
The estate once lively and filled with vitality now looked like a large cemetery. This gave Lei Yu an inexplicable sense of depression.
As he got closer to the front door of the castle manor, the Holy Knights guarding immediately discovered Lei Yu. One of them swiftly went in to notify the Pope and the latter rushed out before Lei Yu even reached the steps. The previous calm and steady aura of the Pope no longer appeared.
“Lei Yu! You’re finally back!” After seeing Lei Yu, the Pope looked like he just saw his own parents with extreme affection. But Lei Yu merely asked a few things about the situation before hurrying around him. He was searching for the person he was most concerned about so he wasn’t in the mood to bother with any in-depth questions.
After seeing his men and Ai Er, Lei Yu finally sighed in relief. “Ai Er, I’m back!”
Although they weren’t separated for a long time, Ai Er’s eyes still turned red. She sprinted forth like an arrow and tightly hugged Lei Yu’s strong body. After stroking Ai Er’s back, Lei Yu knew that if it wasn’t for the unknown occurrence at Dr. Tony’s headquarters, he wouldn’t be able to come back here. Lei Yu’s heart was filled with many emotions as he thought about not being able to see his most beloved person ever again.
“Young master, you’re back!” Black Panther, Gray Bear, Hu Jiong and the others all stood up and bowed respectfully.
The Pope was the backbone of the Vatican but for these men, only after seeing Lei Yu present did they feel like they’ve found their pillar of strength. Since their pillar of strength was back, anything was possible now because in their eyes, Lei Yu was person who could create miracles.
After chatting a bit with his friends and fellow brothers, he finally sat down across the Pope and began discussing what had happened these past few days.
“I don’t know how and where the Dark Council received the information about you leaving the estate, but once you did, they initiated a large-scale invasion. If it weren’t for the eighteen Holy Knights I had brought with me, most likely this place would have been already compromised.” The words of the Pope still tried to show how important their Vatican was.
At this point, Lei Yu didn’t bother with the subtle hints being dropped since he didn’t want to engage in any verbal disputes. “You should remember my friend who was captured right?”
The Pope nodded so Lei Yu continued, “It wasn’t the Dark Council that did this, the culprit was Dr. Tony. I secretly followed Bianca before finding out that he was behind everything. His goal was to make the Dark Council and the Vatican exchange blows, and once both the eagle and tiger were injured, he was planning to be the hunter who became the final victor.” The Pope’s eyes revealed a look of surprise.
“This Tony person deserves to die!”
“Things are far more than that. Whether his plan of capturing my friend succeeded or not, there is one thing I realized: He was the one who revealed to the Dark Council that I had left the estate or else things would not have developed this quickly. Also after meeting Dr. Tony did I realize how fearsome he was. If he really wanted to fulfill his ambitions, even if the Vatican and the Dark Council joined forces, it would still not be able to stop him. Counting him as well, they had a total of five Ultimate Rank Mutants who were super experts no more different than you and me!”
“Wha… what? No… that’s not possible!” It was apparent that the Pope didn’t believe Lei Yu’s words. If five Ultimate Rank Mutants had appeared, would Lei Yu be sitting here safe and sound chatting with him?