Chapter 243: Sophie Contemplates Her Life
(Unova Syndicate- Planet Xerciam Prime)
Sophie vaguely felt that fate truly wanted her not to have a good time.
Was it not nice to be the pampered daughter of a big noble house?
Of course, it was!
Was it not great to have an amazing girlfriend who was fantastic in bed?
Why the fuck was she currently being hunted down on some godforsaken planet deep within enemy territory?!
“Ouch,” Sophie grunted in pain as a plasma shot ripped some flesh off her arm. Her hyper regenerative abilities quickly sealed the open wound, but it hurt like hell.
She continued to move forward but her android pursuers were equipped with state-of-the-art hoverboards, so the distance was slowly decreasing.
Sophie’s worse fears about the innkeeper’s background had been realised. Not even two days had gone by before strange metalloid robots began to hunt her down.
These robotic pursuers had a humanoid appearance and were made from a greyish-white metalloid.
Five arms sprouted out from their backs with each arm carrying a different type of weapon.
These weapons varied from android to android but were mostly plasms rifles and ionic blades.
Their eyes were dark red in colour and Sophie suspected that each artificial pupil doubled as a camera.
Clearly the other side had no interest in investigating Sophie’s origins as the robotic terminators were given the order to kill on sight.
Every attack towards her location had been aimed to kill.
Blue light surrounded several of the pursuers as these robots patiently started to charge an attack.
Sophie dared not wait around and see what the result was, so she continued to channel qi into her legs and accelerate.
Lily was held tightly in her arms as it was too much of a risk for the pair to separate in this hostile place.
Zap! Zap! Zap!
Sparkling lighting bolts shot out of the hands of several robots and the thick arcs of electric made the hair on Sophie’s arm stand on end.
Her danger sense had not activated so this attack would not prove fatal but Lily in her arms may not be able to withstand the shock.
Sophie’s image instantly split into four identical copies with each also carrying a little girl in their arms.
The four images nodded at each other before leaping towards different locations.
The electric shock attack did not manage to strike a single figure, so the robots decided to charge another round.
A red light shone out from the eyes of the robots as they scanned each copy to determine which one was the original.
Several seconds passed uneventfully as the robots suddenly stopped their pursuit.
Their programming was unable to tell which image was the real one and caused an internal error.
Regarding this Sophie was not surprised.
How could an ancient Arachnais martial art be not able to fool some stupid machines. Particularly android models that were so behind those in the Federation.
The only reason she was dodging was that an electric attack that hit her would affect Lily as well.
Eventually the one commanding the robots must have relayed different orders as the group separated into smaller packs.
There were originally twenty robots following Sophie and the person in charge must have wanted to keep the teams equal as each squad had five members.
It was just that this momentarily lapse of judgement wasted precious time, so Sophie and her illusions were already miles away.
“Take a deep breath and don’t panic,” Sophie chanted silently as she found herself wandering deeper and deeper into the unknown forest.
Harsh bird cries screamed out in the air and occasionally a dangerous breath could be felt close to her body.
Rustling sounded out from nearby bushes and Sophie could detect numerous eyeballs staring at her from the darkness.
With a confident wave of her hand, a thin silver needle shot out towards a certain location.
A massive body fell out of a nearby tree. It’s skin was a darkish green colour and was covered in a thick shaggy fur.
Sophie couldn’t make out any more details but suddenly the number of eyes staring at her from the dark decreased.
“I need to lose them soon,” Sophie gritted her teeth and continued to press forward.
She could hear the distinct hum of the hoverboards coming closer and closer as five robotic heads approached from the behind the trees.
Sophie reached into her storage device and tossed three cubic- like discs onto the ground. A sadistic smile briefly flashed across her face.
Short term E.M.P devices.
Unlikely to affect her robotic pursuers even the most basic androids were outfitted with protective equipment to counter E.M.P devices but their hoverboards….
Were far more vulnerable.
“Big sister are we going to die?” Lily whispered softly with reddened eyes.
She was currently facing in the direction of Sophie’s chest as the hybrid girl didn’t want her to see any bloody scenes.
“Relax Lily… I won’t let anyone hurt you,” Sophie comforted the girl by planting a soft kiss on her forehead.
Sophie’s pointed ears snapped towards a certain direction as she could hear the heavy sounds of water travelling rapidly.
There it was!
The nearest port city could be found by following the Caroni River according to the information dug out in the mining town.
Cloud Treading Dragon!
Sophie’s figure blurred and then disappeared as she soared into the sky and danced through the clouds.
It was truly a beautiful night.
Two full blue moons shone brightly in the sky as numerous stars twinkled merrily. None of the familiar constellations could be seen but the new patterns were equally mesmerizing.
It was a shame that Sophie didn’t have time to take in the view as she crossed vast distances towards the river.
Sophie took a glance back to see five robotic figures being thrown off their bikes and crashing into a nearby tree.
Immediately they were surrounded by a mass of strange furry animals with razor sharp claws and jagged teeth.
Sophie recognized the species as the same as the one killed by her attack as the darkish-green fur was quite distinctive.
The robotic androids were no soft persimmons and quickly fought back by activating laser attacks and splicing through the unprotected flesh.
It would take them quite a bit of time to defeat all the animals, so Sophie moved forward with greater confidence.
The most important thing was to keep moving.
Whatever organization was behind the innkeeper clearly had recorded her appearance so these attacks would continue in the future unless she disguised herself.
Furthermore, the only settlement that was near the mining town was the port city, so it was obvious which location she had to go towards.
Sophie furrowed her brows as she felt her connections to two of her three illusions suddenly cut off which indicated that they were killed.
Still, it was too late for those squads to catch up to her location.