Chapter 7: This Is an Era That Belong to Us
The blood moon hung high in the dark sky.
In the city, mutant animals rampaged on the streets and alleys. They had already gained intelligence and knew how to rush into houses to kill humans.
A large number of troops were dispatched with tanks and fighter jets to rescue humans.
The mutant plants did not make any big movements yet, but they seemed to be more intelligent compared to the mutant animals.
In a villa district in Longjiang City.
A mutated Tibetan Mastiff the size of a van was guarding a luxurious villa.
Similarly huge dogs, cats, and rats passed by, but thanks to the presence of the Tibetan Mastiff, none of them dared to rush into the villa.
Unfortunately, screams of fear and despair kept ringing from the other villas.
The grass that was several meters tall on the lawn and the towering trees in the surrounding did not show any signs of violence.
In the living room of the villa guarded by the Tibetan Mastiff.
Lin Shuiyao was dressed in a pretty nightdress. Her delicate and beautiful face was pale as she curled up on the couch. Deep fear and despair rose up in her heart as she listened to the screams, cries, and roars in the villa next door. Fortunately, her Tibetan Mastiff had also evolved and did not hurt her.
She had tried calling her family, but they were in a mess as well. They were not in the mood to care about her at all.
All of a sudden, the Tibetan Mastiff outside the villa roared loudly.
"Sister Shui Yao, are you inside?"
It was Su Youwei.
'Why is she here?'
Lin Shuiyao was stunned. When she reacted, she quickly went to open the door and called out, "Little White, don't do anything! She's on our side!"
Lin Shuiyao's Tibetan Mastiff was staring at a person nearby dressed in blue and black armor. Based on the figure's curvy body, it was clear that the figure belonged to a woman.
Upon seeing Lin Shuiyao, Su Youwei removed her helmet and said, "Sister Shuiyao, it's me!"
"You… This is…" Lin Shuiyao looked at Su Youwei in shock and confusion, wondering where Su Youwei's armor came from.
"Let's talk inside," Su Youwei said as she stepped forward, "The entire city is in chaos. All kinds of animals have mutated into ferocious beasts that hunt humans."
"Little White, guard the villa," Lin Shuiyao said before she led Su Youwei and closed the door. After that, she asked, "Youwei, where did your armor come from?"
Su Youwei drank a mouthful of water before she recounted what happened.
After listening to Su Youwei, Lin Shuiyao was dumbstruck. She asked, "This… Does this mean that Gu Changqing knew this would happen? He even knew that tattoos can be awakened?"
Su Youwei smiled bitterly. "I think so, but I… I let him down…"
Su Youwei was filled with regrets now. She knew what kind of person Gu Changqing was so she did not plan to look for him now. If she went, she would only be embarrassing herself. Before this happened, she even planned to remove the tattoo on her body in the next two days. Now that she thought about it, she was really stupid.
"I really envy you," Lin Shuiyao said as she looked at Su Youwei enviously. Then, she added, "Thank you for taking care of me at this time."
"Sister Shui Yao, let me send you to the shelter. Staying here isn't safe," Su Youwei said.
"Send me? What about you?" Lin Shuiyao asked, confused.
"I… I don't dare to face him," Su Youwei said wryly, "The army has already entered the city. I'm going to help them rescue people."
Su Youwei knew very well she would not be able to return to Gu Changqing's side. Before coming to look for Lin Shuiyao, she had sent her family to the army.
"He… Do you think he'll take me in?" Lin Shuiyao asked worriedly.
"Your management skills are outstanding," Su Youwei said, analyzing the situation, "He'll likely take in people to work for him…"
"Alright, let's give it a try," Lin Shuiyao said, nodding before she went upstairs to change.
The roars of mutant beasts and the desperate cries of humans permeated the entire Longjiang City.
Fighter jets streaked across the night sky. They turned on their radar and thermal imaging to lock onto the mutant beasts before killing them and also providing cover for the forces on the ground.
The military could not save everyone. They could only save as many people as they could.
Fortunately, very few of these newly mutated monsters were able to withstand bullets. Nonetheless, the military was not without pressure. The mosquitoes the size of chickens were extremely ferocious. If one was bitten, one's blood would be drained. The mutant insects were very deadly.
The entire city was fraught with danger.
The shelter in the western suburbs.
Many strange beasts and insects had gathered outside the shelter.
The shelter was remote and located close to the Gobi Desert. Many animals lived there. There were sand lizards, tigers, gerbils, wild hares, gazelles, chukars, jerboas, wild horses, and the likes. Among them, the number of gerbils was the largest.
"So many gerbils! There are thousands of them. Are they digging holes?"
"This is ridiculous! Powerless gerbils that could easily be trampled to death in the past are now the size of tigers?"
"These b*stards are trying to dig their way in! How ridiculous!"
The 108 men dressed in demonic armor watched the mutant beasts wreaking havoc outside the shelter. They were eager to go out and test out their new powers.
Caw! Caw! Caw!
Suddenly, a huge flock of crows the size of fighter jets flew over, heading straight for the electric fence that covered the entire shelter.
Electric sparks flew in all directions.
The flock of crows could not withstand 100,000 volts of electricity. Their bodies stiffened as soon as they came into contact with the electric fence and rolled off the dome-shaped electric fence.
Not long after, Gu Changqing and Zhang Hu walked over.
Everyone went forward and greeted Gu Changqing.
Gu Changqing nodded slightly at them and asked, "How is it? Are you satisfied with the armor?"
"It's really awesome! Boss, you're really a prophet!"
The men looked at Gu Changqing in awe and admiration.
Gu Changqing said amiably, "Have a cigarette first. After that, follow me out. Let's clean up the mutant beasts outside the walls of the shelter. They all have crystal cores in their bodies. These crystal cores can help us raise our strength by increasing the level of our divine runes."
"Our divine runes can be upgraded?!"
Everyone's eyes lit up upon hearing Gu Changqing's words. Then, they quickly lit up a cigarette and smoked with their boss.
Gu Changqing nodded slightly. His deep eyes shone with madness as he said, "This is an era that belongs to us!"
Then, with just a thought, the Asura Armor covered Gu Changqing's body.
Everyone was shocked by the armor's terrifying aura that seemed to suppress their divine runes.
"Boss, your armor is so… powerful!" Zhang Hu exclaimed as his eyes widened. He said, "I only have two divine runes, but I almost lost my life when I awakened them! At that time, I really thought I was going to die. If I had another one, I would have died for sure! No wonder you stopped me at that time, Boss. You have so many divine runes. How did you survive, Boss?"
Zhang Hu was only envious, not jealous. After all, he only had two divine runes, but he almost lost his life. Until now, he still did not know how he managed to survive that excruciating pain that made him feel as though he was going to explode.
Previously, Zhang Hu wanted to get a few more tattoos, but he was stopped by Gu Changqing. Fortunately, he listened to Gu Changqing.
"I almost died as well," Gu Changqing said. He could not tell anyone about the strange mark on his palm.
Suddenly, a long and high pitch whistling noise rang in the air, seemingly capable of piercing through rocks.
Everyone looked up.
The blood moon illuminated a vulture the size of a commercial airplane circling the sky above the electric fence. Its eyes were scarlet, and it looked terrifying.