Chapter 162: Hunter
“Why is there a hunter here?”
“Why is there a hunter here?”
“Why is there a hunter here?”
The children took a few steps backwards fearfully as Sophie continued to tear into the blue fleshy biomass with a look of pure ecstasy.
A warm soft current was flowing through her body that made the hybrid girl moan with pleasure.
Sophie could feel the qi energy in her dantian getting stronger and stronger as this warm current surged through her meridians.
The ground beneath Sophie’s feet trembled as she directly broke into the upper levels of the qi spirit stage.
Sophie stretched her arms out curiously as the feeling of this newfound strength was utterly addicting.
“Arghhhhh,” Sophie groaned in pain as her fangs were now fully extended and split her lip during the process.
Her vision shifted into a strange world of yellow and orangish-red as the mass of flesh hidden inside each child’s body was now prominently displayed.
Only one thought consumed Sophie’s very soul as the feeling of intense hunger swept through her body with a force that she could not resist.
Sophie clutched her head as she felt herself losing control as these instincts were just too powerful.
A voice kept repeating the same phrase over and over in her mind until it begun to drive her insane.
I NEED MORE.
This is when the nightmare really begun for the Techilik.
That is the word our kind uses for organic life capable of threatening us.
While we have the noble goal of assimilating the civilisations of the universe into one peaceful society… these hunters denounce us and seek to destroy what we created.
But the organic lifeform in front of us…
he made us feel an emotion that we have not felt for eons.
His aura resembled that of the entity that sealed our kind before we escaped.
The mere fact that a connection could exist is causing our collective mind to tremble and be restless.
It is strange.
He is clearly filled with the energy that prevents assimilation and yet that is not what prevents us from controlling his mind.
Something or someone is blocking us from infecting him.
He moves fast for a lifeform of his size and we cannot see him until it is too late.
The spider-like appendages on his back easily pierce through our shell and then he pulls out the ‘Delyre’.
(Translator note: – ‘Delyre’ is the collective’s unique name for both the mind and soul)
Another one of our units has died in vain.
Another one of our units has perished.
Another one of our units has expired.
There are thirteen units of our collective facing off against this man but in the blink of an eye, our numbers were reduced to five.
“Please forgive us”
“We will leave this place immediately.”
“We are sorry!”
Our desperate cries for mercy fall on deaf ears as the man lunges forward and sinks his fangs into one of our unit’s shoulder.
The flesh immediately corrodes with a sizzle.
We have only ever seen one race with a natural venom as deadly as this.
But it makes no sense.
We are not ignorant to the situation within the Earth Federation.
How could an Arachnais appear in the middle of Mendolesa controlled territory?
Our questions go unanswered as the last of our units is destroyed via swift decapitation with a silvery dagger.
A small sense of relief ripple through our super consciousness as the memories of our final moments are transmitted to our other units scattered around in different locations across the planet.
As we are now…. we cannot seek revenge.
We cannot afford to have this man destroy our years of progress.
We have suffered for thousands of years but the day will come when our kind will rise once more to take our rightful place as the guardians of the universe.
And we will remember the hatred that was formed today.
The heavy stench of blood permeated the air as torn bodies and broken limbs lay spread across the ground.
What was left of the children’s twisted and mangled corpses were quickly drying out and turning into mummified remains.
Apparently, the Techilik would also alter the physiological structure of their hosts which meant that after they were removed from the body, the host would rapidly decompose.
Sophie was not even breathing heavily as the leftover energy gained from eating these fleshy parasites was enough to keep her adrenaline pumping.
The shadowy onlookers had long since fled the scene after Sophie went on her killing spree and there was no doubt that new rumors would spread through the outer district after tonight.
WHERE ARE THE REST OF MY PREY?
“Ahhhhh!” Sophie shrieked in rage as the ground beneath her feet trembled under the pressure of her qi energy.
The corners of her eyes had started to drip blood, but Sophie continued to desperately scan the surrounding area for any more targets to consume.
She had gotten a taste for this addicting sensation and now it could not longer be quenched.
Sophie continued to howl as inhuman noises and grunts spilled out from her throat.
Boom! Boom! Boom!
Punches were sent in random directions as Sophie thrashed and howled like a madman.
Suddenly her raging figure was halted temporarily by the familiar sound that echoed in her mind.
[The fight is over Sophie]
[Come let’s go home and relax]
Cleo’s gentle and loving voice projected in Sophie’s mind as the princess approached her rampaging girlfriend with hesitant steps.
She had long noticed that something was wrong and headed over from the roof of the tavern to calm Sophie down.
But Sophie was no longer in a state of reason to control her actions.
A spider appendage shot forward and nearly pierced Cleo’s heart but stopped a centimeter away from her flesh.
Before Cleo could even breathe a sigh of relief, she froze in shock as a strong hand picked her up by the neck and started to squeeze.
“Hungry…. hungry….” Sophie growled darkly as she applied pressure.
The shadowy entity hidden deep inside Cleo’s body trembled with fear as it sensed the immediate danger.
Sophie’s mouth opened wide and her fangs slowly closed around Cleo’s neck….