Chapter 253: Natural Killer
(Unova Syndicate- Planet Xerciam Prime)
“Did you just hear something?” Agent 37 asked in a confused tone.
Facing off against a powerful enemy and then hearing a child-like voice come out of nowhere had caught him off guard.
And for some reason this young voice was talking in a language that he had never heard before.
Agent 25 checked the lifeform scanner one more time and could not help but give it a second glance in shock.
The enormous spike in vitality at Sophie’s location had caused the two men to completely ignore the much weaker signal in a nearby room.
Agent 37 didn’t know how to deal with this changing situation and just decided to call out a second time,
“Is anyone else there?”
It was just a shame that he was destined to get no response from Lily.
The little girl didn’t even speak the common language of the Unova Syndicate and Sophie had drilled into her head the simple advice of never talking to strangers.
Sophie could also hear the sounds of Lily moving about the cabin room looking for her and finally some traces of sanity could be seen in her crimson eyes.
The only problem was that the annoying voice was still booming through her mind non-stop like an endless loop.
Hunt… Hunt… Hunt….
Kill…. Kill… kill.
Hunt… Hunt… Hunt….
Kill…. Kill… kill.
Sophie ruthlessly pierced her own flesh with her sharp fingernails and used the intense pain to shatter the bloodlust clouding her mind.
There was an expression that her father had once told her.
It was that the most dangerous enemy is not one that is powerful….
But one that is willing to be cruel to himself.
Sophie knew she was that kind of person.
She could feel the surging power coursing through her veins begin to slow down as Sophie forcibly took deep breaths one after another.
An eternity seemed to pass as two opposing forces fiercely fought for control of Sophie’s body.
She was torn between the urge to go down and protect Lily and the sinister hunger to kill and eat the two men below.
In fact, a small portion of that hunger was directed towards Lily as she continued to call out to Sophie.
It was this shameful desire that caused Sophie to snap herself out of the daze.
She could not help but feel a deep sense of self-loathing and disgust towards herself but now was not the time to deal with these feelings.
The blood from her self-inflicted wound slowly dripped down to the ground and made a faint splashing noise as it landed.
Agents 37 and 25 quickly pointed their guns towards the sound but made no move to pull the trigger.
With such a strong vitality force, there was a decent chance that this unknown stranger could instantly recover from plasma rifles shots or avoid them entirely.
Cloud Treading Dragon!
Sophie’s figure blurred and then vanished from behind the chandelier. She quickly appeared inside the cabin room using her movement technique.
“Big sister?” Lily rubbed her eyes sleepily and reached out her arms for a hug.
She had just woken up from her nap and did not understand what was happening.
Sophie comforted the girl quietly as she outfitted Lily with a facial mask and a thick robe.
It was time to do some acting.
“Make sure not to say a word,” Sophie whispered to Lily before slipping the little girl a nutrient vial in case she got hungry.
The decision to take Lily to meet the two men outside was not made recklessly as Sophie was confident in her ability to kill them both before their fingers could even pull the trigger.
Their outward appearances did vary quite a bit from the alien invaders earlier, but Sophie was still not going to automatically believe in their identities.
Sophie didn’t have time to clean all the blood and guts off her clothes, so she just exited the room looking like a she-devil crawling out from hell.
The two agents were visibly shaken as they saw the woman approaching them with a small bundle in her arms.
Who wouldn’t be terrified?
Sophie stood at an imposing seven feet in height and towered over the two shorter aliens by at least a head.
The bladed appendages jutting out of her back were intimidating enough on their own, but it was the absolute pressure radiating off her body that caused the two men to shiver.
Sophie was releasing the full might of a cultivator in the qi tide stage and the tiles beneath her feet were shattering with every step.
Tiny cracks started to form along the walls as Sophie’s unchecked power threatened to destabilise the ship.
Of course, she wasn’t strong enough to destroy an entire ship with this strength alone, but it was enough to put on a fearsome persona.
Sophie may have been interacting with cultivators for her entire life but to the universe at large cultivators were an incredible rarity.
There were even some cases of qi body stage cultivators living on some lesser developed planets and acting as gods or envoys of heaven.
“Who… who… are you?” Agent 37 swallowed nervously and shouted.
“I am a passenger on this ship,” Sophie replied coldly and reached into her storage bag to pull out the two tickets.
Agent 37 and 25 could not help but let out an inward sigh of relief when they heard that Sophie wasn’t part of the invading force.
There was no confidence in their hearts that it was possible to kill this creature with the level of firepower available.
“Can you tell us what happened here?” Agent 25 felt a bit braver and asked politely.
Sophie hummed softly as she silently thought about what to reveal and what not to reveal. It may be better to just tell the truth, but she would not go into the certain details.
Sophie stroked Lily’s back lovingly and began recalling the events that had just occurred,
“A few hours ago, there was a lot of noise coming from outside, so I came over to take a look. There was a thick stench of blood which aroused my curiosity.”
“So, I decided to investigate and saw these squads of hunched over beasts slaughtering and killing the other passengers on this floor.”
“There was a great number of these invaders in the hallway and one of them decided to threaten the lives of myself and my daughter.”
“And then what happened?” Agent 37 could not help but ask.
Sophie’s golden eyes gleamed with an eerie light and a faint smile that wasn’t a smile flashed across her lips,
“Naturally, I killed everyone.”