Chapter 15:

Frightful Underground

Wolf Bloodline

Lezlie opened her fanny pack and checked on the condition of the cute white rabbit that her mother gave her. calling out to her rabbit,Bookmark here

"Are you okay? Fluffy?"Bookmark here

The rabbit pulled out its little head and showed it was fine by shaking it in a cute way. After I looked around a little, I realized there was something around us.Bookmark here

Although we were in a mining-style place, it wasn't dark, but it wasn't very bright. And I could also feel the movements behind the Stones as if people were passing through the shadows.Bookmark here

I gave Lezlie a signal to stay steady and not make a sound.Bookmark here

I moved slowly behind the stones. When I looked behind the stones, there was nothing. But I was sure someone was moving here. At that moment, Lezlie yelled at me,Bookmark here

"Ryuu-san, behind you!"Bookmark here

After Lezlie warned me, I threw myself back without thinking.As I threw myself back, I saw something very strange. What I saw was a human-like creature. And It had a very big spear. If Lezlie hadn't warned me, the creature would have almost wounded me with its spear. But it disappeared in the shadows.Bookmark here

There was no one behind me, I never understood how he got behind me so fast. I slowly returned to Lezlie. Turning my head to Lezlie,Bookmark here

"There are different kinds of creatures here. We need to move carefully."Bookmark here

"Alright."Bookmark here

As we were protecting ourselves, the monster appeared again.Bookmark here

As the creature approached us a little more, we could see it more clearly. He didn't look like any creature I'd ever seen before. He had a human body, but his head looked like a predator, with pointed teeth, red eyes. He was wearing a skirt-like thing.Bookmark here

As the creature approached us, it growled as if it were going to attack. As I was going to attack the creature, Lezlie tapped on my shoulder and pointed behind the stones with her finger,Bookmark here

"Ryuu-san, I think the creature is not the only one, look, they keep coming from behind."Bookmark here

"We can fight them, but we don't know how much they are, which is a waste of our time."Bookmark here

"You are right Ryuu-san. And also, it's not clear how solid this place is, if we fight, this place could collapse. And we also don't know what kind of powers they have."Bookmark here

The creatures surrounded us, but for some reason, they didn't attack us. One of them tried to approach us, but the light was reflected on us through the tunnel, and as they approached the light, they were screaming in pain.Bookmark here

Lezlie looked at me,Bookmark here

I said, "I think the light is hurting them, so they can't approach us."Bookmark here

"Does that means we are safe?"Bookmark here

"For now, we still have to figure out how we are going to get out?"Bookmark here

I looked around and started looking for solutions. A short time later, I saw another light along with the mine, which was quite small for this place, but it was enough for us. I looked at LezlieBookmark here

"Lezlie-san, I have an idea, hold on to me."Bookmark here

"Huh?"Bookmark here

I took Lezlie in my arms and hit the ground hard. Because of my punch, we were covered in dust. For a short time, they couldn't see us. So I started running as hard as I could into the light ahead.Bookmark here

The creatures soon spotted us and started running after us like bloodthirsty. One of the creatures tried to jump on me, but I crouched quickly and ran away from them. Another creature attacked from below, but I jumped at the right time.Bookmark here

Lezlie climbed over my shoulder and started using her spells to slow them.Bookmark here

"Lezlie-san, stop! This cave is sensitive! You can't just use your spells!"Bookmark here

"Ryuu-san, they are very quick, If I don't use my spells they are going to catch us, and we probably going to die."Bookmark here

I was sure the creatures would catch up with us because they were pretty fast for us. At that moment, someone masked appeared in front of us, shouted at us,Bookmark here

"COME HERE, HURRY UP!"Bookmark here

It was strange that a stranger suddenly appeared and offered help, but we seemed to have no choice but to trust him. I ran over there doing what he said. When I got to him, the man lowered the arm next to him and blocked the road behind us with a big door. So we got rid of the creatures behind us.Bookmark here

When I saw everything was calm and safe, I put Lezlie down. The man who saved us approached us,Bookmark here

"You're safe here, you can relax."Bookmark here

The guy took out his maks. He was pretty short for us, and he had a beard. However, without paying attention to that.Bookmark here

"Thank you for saving us there."Bookmark here

"Don't mention it, it's my job."Bookmark here

"Your Job?"Bookmark here

"Yes, I'm the caretaker of here, my name is Will, and who are you?"Bookmark here

"I'm Ryuu, and this is my friend Lezlie."Bookmark here

"Pleased to meet you. Allow me to introduce you to other people of my lineage."Bookmark here

"I'm sorry but we are searching for an exit."Bookmark here

"Oh come on. Be our guest. My parents will be very happy to see you. Not many people come here. Except for the "cowboy" guy that came today."Bookmark here

"The cowboy guy? Do you know the man's name?"Bookmark here

"He said his name was Hiroshi. But he's so grumpy, he was just like a grumpy baby. He didn't do anything we said."Bookmark here

"So where is he now?"Bookmark here

"A little ahead, where my people live. You can find him easily. I can guide you there if you want."Bookmark here

"Thank you again Will-san."Bookmark here

We followed Will without losing time. We went to the place where his people were. When we got there, everyone was as short as Will and as kind as he was. When they first saw us, I thought they were going to be scared, but they came to us happy. It was as if they had known us for a long time.Bookmark here

It made Lezlie and me happy, but we still didn't know where we were or who these people were. At that time, Lezlie and I heard a familiar voice.Bookmark here

"Hey, Kid."Bookmark here

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