Chapter 8:

The Great Threat Approaching

Wolf Bloodline

Evening hours, Castle of the First EpicBookmark here

"Sir, Miron wants to see you."Bookmark here

"Miron? what's he doing here?"Bookmark here

"We don't know, sir, he didn't tell us anything."Bookmark here

Miron appeared before the first epic without waiting for permission.Bookmark here

"It's been a long time, Lapus. I see you've found a new place."Bookmark here

"Yeah, it's been a long time, leave Miron and me alone."Bookmark here

When the soldier left the room, Miron started talking.Bookmark here

"Do you wonder why I came here?"Bookmark here

"Why did you come here, Miron?"Bookmark here

"Do you know Kaika from the Wolf bloodline?"Bookmark here

"Yeah, Alpha Prime's brother, what about him?"Bookmark here

"Did you know I killed him?"Bookmark here

"I know, almost every kingdom speaks about you. Did you come here to say all of that?"Bookmark here

"No, that's not what I want to talk about. In the center of the village, Kaika rescued a child and walked away with it. I looked for the boy he saved for a long time, but I couldn't find him."Bookmark here

"Why do you want the child so badly? He's probably an ordinary citizen, like everyone else. You know that Kaika liked saving people."Bookmark here

"No, Kaika's eyes were different, he was worried about the child. I saw it in his eyes. If that child was a normal citizen, he wouldn't have tried to sneak out of town with him."Bookmark here

"I don't think Kaika has a child."Bookmark here

"It's not his child, but it's a child of one of his descendants, I'm sure of it. He was protecting him as if he was a family member."Bookmark here

"Then what do you want from me."Bookmark here

"I found out that the one who saved the child was a witch named Pelena. I want you to find that woman and find out where the kid is."Bookmark here

"This is my kingdom, you're not in a position to give orders, Miron, you'd better remember that."Bookmark here

The King's eyes were filled with anger, apparently taking orders from someone like Miron made him angry.Bookmark here

After those words of the King, Miron put his hand near his mouth, and purple flames began to rise from his hand. Then Miron blew a whistle, seconds later hundreds of Souls filled the room.Bookmark here

The satisfied look on Miron's face was gone. Instead, he put on a serious and angry expression.Bookmark here

"Your kingdom is worthless. You're only giving orders from where you sit, aren't you, my king? Anyway, I don't have time to lose. Either you do as I say, or you disappear with your kingdom."Bookmark here

The King's eyes were filled with fear this time. There was nothing he could do against Miron's unstoppable power.Bookmark here

"Okay, I'll deal with this."Bookmark here

The satisfied look on Miron's face came back. His deal pleased him.Bookmark here

"I'm glad we got along, I'd stay a little longer if I didn't have urgent business, but I have to go."Bookmark here

Before Miron left the room, he turned to the king one last time and said with a frightening expression,Bookmark here

"And remember, do not let me down."Bookmark here

Miron walked slowly to the wall and disappeared, turning into gas.Bookmark here

"So he sent a fake one."Bookmark here

One of the King's men entered the room nervously,Bookmark here

"Sir, our first Elite soldier has been defeated by an unknown person."Bookmark here

"This is just perfect! I'll deal with that issue later. Send me the fourth and third elite soldiers now! I'll give them a mission."Bookmark here

At that time, in an unknown part of the forestBookmark here

"Hey kid, At this rate, we'll be there in three days."Bookmark here

"We need to speed up."Bookmark here

"There's a small-town place nearby. People out there don't know much about what's going on out there. We can buy horses from there. That can speed us up a lot."Bookmark here

"I hope the witches can open the seal of the map."Bookmark here

"Do you know a person in the village of witches who you can ask for help?"Bookmark here

"Not much, but I'm sure we can trust them. And they're our only chance for the map."Bookmark here

"Let's camp here for today. We'll continue early tomorrow."Bookmark here

"All right, I'll handle the fire."Bookmark here

"I'll look around. See if there is any danger or not."Bookmark here

I gathered bushes for the fire and lit the fire in a short time. After Hiroshi looked around, we sat around the fire and kept talking.Bookmark here

"Hiroshi-san, why do you never take that hat off?"Bookmark here

"My father said that a man only takes off his hat when he dies, and that hat is as valuable to me as the gun we bought back."Bookmark here

"Family heirloom?"Bookmark here

"No, a person I admire gave it to me. He was once the nightmare of the West. Everyone called him the claw of the West. Bad people would look for holes to run away from when they saw him."Bookmark here

"Was he that strong?"Bookmark here

"He had enough power and energy to fight an Army, alone."Bookmark here

"What kind of person Claw-san was?"Bookmark here

"It's a topic I don't like to talk about, but I'll tell you for this time."Bookmark here

A group of people once caused chaos in our city for no reason. At the time, I was trying to be someone like him, so I wanted to stop them, but I just got in the way. The claw of the West jumped in front of the bullets to protect me. Even when he was dying, he was kind to me in his last moments, saying it wasn't my fault that he died, but I was the one completely to blame. Removing his hat he said to me,Bookmark here

"Take care of this hat. "It'll look better on you. Hiroshi, as long as you want to save people, you don't have to be like me, just be yourself."Bookmark here

"I've never taken this hat away from me since."Bookmark here

"Hiroshi-san, a man I respected, told me that no matter how a person dies when death comes, a person cannot escape it. So don't blame yourself for that. He saved you, knowing the outcome, and I'm sure he would have done it again without thinking about it."Bookmark here

Hiroshi smiled and looked at the campfire.Bookmark here

After the conversation, we went to sleep in no time and set off again early in the morning. After two hours of walking, we managed to reach the village. Since we hadn't eaten since yesterday, we went into the restaurant and ate before looking at the horses.Bookmark here

After dinner, we left the restaurant, Hiroshi lit his cigar and said,Bookmark here

"I spent my last money on food."Bookmark here

"I'll find a way."Bookmark here

"As long as it doesn't rain chances from the sky, our work is difficult."Bookmark here

After Hiroshi said that, a man shouted in the middle of the city,Bookmark here

"Come, come, come, whoever defeats this man, they will be given two Arabian horses.Come put your money down and take your chances."Bookmark here

"I take it back, let's go get these horses."Bookmark here

Hiroshi and I went to the middle of town to pick up the horses. Almost everyone in town was there, and everyone wanted the horses like crazy. The guy who was undefeated was a pretty big guy, he was taking down everyone who came into the ring one by one. A short time later, when no one wanted to enter the ring, the man yelled,Bookmark here

"Doesn't anyone have the courage? Come on. You coward chickens!"Bookmark here

After that word, I jumped to ring and stood in front of him,Bookmark here

"I think this ring is empty, I'll be your opponent."Bookmark here

He laughed and said,Bookmark here

"You? What can a boy like you do?"Bookmark here

"I don't know? You have to get closer to find out."Bookmark here

An excitement covered my body quickly. After Ronk's trainings, I was getting excited at every fight.Bookmark here

He went crazy after that word,and when he was going to attack me, I punched him in the stomach, just like before. The guy couldn't get up from the ground after my first punch. Everyone was looking at us again in surprise. Hiroshi went to the horses and took the horses.Bookmark here

"Congratulations, kid, good job."Bookmark here

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