Zhao Xin and Zhao Long dashed toward the bush and encircled Mu Yu Die.
Mu Yu Die, who had been hiding in the bushes for a long time, stood up ashamed. She took a quick glance at Shi Yan while blushing, and guessed she had lost face.
But soon she found her assumption incorrect, for Shi Yan didn’t even pay attention to her. Instead, he was glaring at the direction of Luo Hao, like a wary beast.
After a speedy Big Circulation cycle by Shi Yan, the pain had reduced bit by bit. Looking serious, Shi Yan tried to recover while focusing on Luo Hao.
“Go after it! The Fire Snake looks very weak now. Catch it! Don’t let it go! ”
“Fire the arrows! Quick!”
From the woods not far away, came shouts and wrangles. Arrows flew fast in the air, chasing their targets.
All of a sudden, there was a fire in the woods. The fierce fire covered the area in no time, and heavy smoke rose quickly and twined around the trees, making people unable to breathe.
“Kakaka! Bang Bang bang! Bang!”
The sound of trees exploding, flying arrows, and fighters on the move, all came at the same time from that brook. A fierce battle was going on in the woods.
“Someone’s there!” An unfriendly shout came from the woods, “You want to steal our success?”
“Don’t get it wrong. I just don’t want the Fire Snake to hurt my people, so I simply stopped it from running that way.” It was Luo Hao’s voice. He seemed to have a dispute with someone far away.
“Humph! We, the Tush Mercenary Union, have kept an eye on this Fire Snake for half a month, you’d better not get involved.”
“I said, I’m not interested in a Level-4 demon beast.” Luo Hao explained.
“Uncle Luo is having words with someone, let’s go and see.” Mu Yu Die raised her head from the bushes and frowned. She was a little worried since she didn’t know what was happening there.
“Yes, let’s go!” Hu Long grunted, “I have heard of the Tush Mercenary Union. They have a very bad reputation. We can’t let them take advantage of Uncle Luo”.
“Then let’s hurry.” Hearing that, Mu Yu Die began to panic more.
Zhao Xin nodded and said to Hu Long and Di Yalan, “You still need to encircle Miss Mu when we reach there. Put her safety in the first place, even during fights.”
“Rubbish! We all know this!” Di Yalan was getting impatient.
While muttering, the four quietly rushed toward Luo Hao.
Shi Yan was not at all worried. He stood up after a few minutes.
Feeling the vibrancy of his Profound Qi in the meridians, he at first moved his hands and feet slowly in order to make sure that they were still flexible after the fatigue. Then he followed the four people at leisure.
“Whoa!” One man yelled in surprise, “Beautiful girls, haha, there are two beautiful girls! I have lingered here for two months and have never seen such beautiful girls!
“Captain, you had promised that you would let us be satisfied. Don’t go back on your word.”
“Shut up! They are unavailable!”
Shi Yan walked up slowly, and began to look around with a rigid face.
On the ground, was an eight metre long huge snake which had patterns of fire all over its body. Its tail was blazing and its body was covered with arrows. Meanwhile, a large quantity of blood was flowing out of the wound between its eyes.
Eight mercenaries, in warrior uniforms, were standing around the Fire Snake. They looked robust and rough, and each of them got a tattoo of tush on their left arm. All of them were at least Nascent Realm.
The captain’s short brown hair stood like steel needles. There was a long scar on his left cheek which extended to his neck, making him look extremely savage.
When Shi Yan arrived, those mercenaries were staring at Mu Yu Die and Di Yalan with lustful eyes. They looked rather infatuated.
However, the captain was not looking at the girls at all, but exchanging glances with Luo Hao. The captain’s right hand was at the cuff, where silver light was glowing now and then. He was prepared to have a fight.
“Go home and look at your mama!” Under those mercenaries’ salacious eyes, Di Yalan couldn’t help cursing them.
“Haha! This woman has a fiery temper! I love it!” An uncivilized mercenary with a bare and hairy chest burst into laughter. He patted his thigh and shouted, “Captain! I want this woman!”
“Son of a bitch!” Di Yalan drew out the sword beside her waist and posed to fight, “Come on! Let me see if you are a real man!”
“Haha, here I am!” That big guy was joyful and was about to rush forward.
“Tumu!” Bernard shouted, then he lowered his voice, “Don’t make a fuss! Everything is negotiable!”
“Ok, Captain.” That man with hairy-chest, whose name was Tumu, smirked and shook his legs to Di Yalan, and laughed cunningly, “Bitch, you will know how manly I am when we are naked.”
“I will cut off your balls.” Di Yalan shot back.
Disgusted, Mu Yu Die frowned but didn’t utter a word. She had gotten used to such remarks.
“Who let you come here?” Luo Hao got a little worried. He knew those mercenaries well. These mercenaries, who stayed here to kill demon beasts, were leading an extremely dangerous life. They could be killed by demon beasts at any time.
Under that stress, they didn’t care much about morals or laws, and did a lot of nasty things.
Mu Yu Die and Di Yalan were both pretty, and prettiness was the rarest thing in this area. The soft bodies of these pretty girls were the best comfort for those brutal mercenaries, so Luo Hao got a bad feeling at the sight of these men.
Shi Yan came up and stood beside Luo Hao silently, and began to observe the Tush Mercenary Union.
“Tumu!” The scar-faced captain of the Tush Mercenary Union, Bernard, yelled out viciously, “Take the things!” At the same time, he was gazing at Luo Hao and Shi Yan with cold eyes, silver light glowing from the cuff.
“Yes, Captain!” Tumu stopped teasing Di Yalan and commanded his people to move. Thus, three mercenaries walked up with daggers. They operated on the Fire Snake with blood all over their bodies. Ripping the skin, gouging the eyes, pulling out the tusks. They were doing it carefully and skillfully.
Bernard and the rest of the mercenaries kept staring at Luo Hao and others. They were all ready to assault them once Luo Hao made any move.
Looking rigid, Luo Hao held his glowing broadsword and said, “We don’t have a slightest interest in the Fire Snake. You are busy, we are going.” Luo Hao knew Bernard was tough, so he don’t want to ask for trouble. To bring Mu Yu Die to a safe place was most important.
Seeing they were leaving, Bernard was a little stunned, as he called out, “Wait.”
Luo Hao got serious as he turned around. He said, “Hey buddies, I don’t want to have a dispute with you guys. You guys don’t go too far either.”
“Yeah well…” Bernard smirked, the muscles on his face relaxing, “Friend, you got us wrong. I just want to make a deal with you. Nothing else.”
“What deal?” Luo Hao was surprised.
“What about one Fire Snake’s eye, three tusks, and two metres snake skin for the two women?” Bernard pointed at Mu Yu Die and Di Yalan, and smiled, “My people haven’t touched women for a long time. They need to be satisfied. All women here have a price, and my offer is quite fair. What do you think?”
“F***!” Hu Long’s eyes were almost on fire.
Zhao Xin grunted. Mu Yu Die bit her teeth as well, while Di Yalan waved her sword and shouted, “Come if you dare!”
Only Shi Yan kept silent as he gazed at the captain.
Luo Hao stretched out his hand to stop Di Yalan and shook his head to her. Then he turned around and said to Bernard, “I’m sorry; they are my friends, not my possessions. They can’t be traded.”
“Well, nevermind.” Bernard nodded, and said casually “See you.”
“See you.” Luo Hao looked into his eyes, then yelled, “Let’s go!”
Luo Hao glared at Di Yalan, suggesting her to keep silent.
Zhao Xin and Hu Long were both furious, but they could do nothing after seeing Luo Hao’s eyes. They had to encircle Mu Yu Die and leave. Shi Yan touched his own nose and left without a word too.
“Captain, the same as usual?” After Luo Hao and others disappeared into the woods, Tumu giggled, “We know what type of woman you like, so we won’t touch that little girl. But that hot bitch, Captain, you have to give her to us.”
Bernard’s eyes got colder and colder, and he nodded gently, “Collect the things on the snake first, and then do what we usually do!”
“Got it.” Tumu smirked, “That woman wanted to cut my cock! I would f*** her to death later!”
“She is a beautiful flower with thorns, and though lower than you, she is at The Third Sky of the Nascent Realm. You need to be careful. Don’t fail miserably in an easy task.” Bernard grunted. “Remember to kill those men first, don’t merely indulge yourselves in the woman. Be cautious, don’t let anyone run away!”