Chapter 538 A jack-of-all-trades doctor
East Lake was caving in.
No, to be precise, East Lake would return to its original calm appearance in time. However, the tunnel that was from before The Cataclysm had caved in.
When Ren Xiaosu saw this sight, he felt like he was looking at a civilization that was about to disappear.
Perhaps warring and plotting among humans might really be an eternal theme.
But before he could get too emotional about this, Ren Xiaosu saw some people surround them from outside the tunnel. He could vaguely see that they were wielding black ceramic sabers as they approached, looking like they were planning to encircle the group of people lying here in the grass.
Ren Xiaosu realized this was probably the Pyro Company’s follow-up plan. They were looking to establish their dominance over those who tried to mess with them.
In the past, it was only the Anjing House and the Saboteurs that were at odds with the Pyro Company. However, it was a little different this time. The Anjing House had attracted so many underworld criminals with just a text message, and this made the Pyro Company feel threatened. The Pyro Company knew they had to let the entire criminal underworld understand that it was not going to be easy to seize something of theirs.
The Pyro Company did not intend to communicate this to the underworld criminals in a proper setting. They firmly believed that as long as they massacred this disorderly mob and terrified them, no one would dare to respond to the call of the Anjing House in the future.
At the very least, they should consider whether they were qualified before joining in on the action!
Men died for money, and birds died for food. This saying was just like a reflection of tonight’s events.
It wasn’t until this moment that the people who came to steal the Pyro Company’s laboratory data realized how ruthless the opponent was.
But it was too late.
The 30 people encircling them suddenly made their move. In the blink of an eye, the encirclement perimeter shrank further. When the nearly a 100 people in the grass saw the situation was getting unfavorable, they dispersed and attempted to break out of the encirclement.
However, the members of the Pyro Company were extremely ferocious. When anyone tried to get past them, they would quickly block their getaway and stab them with sabers.
Not only that, at least 40 Pyro Company members were hiding in Stronghold 73 prior to the battle.
In the distance, a sniper had started taking down the Pyro Company members. It seemed the Anjing House was starting to fight back. However, the sniper only managed to get two shots off before he let out a cry and was killed.
In turn, that member of the Pyro Company’s Dusk squad who finished off the sniper was killed with a fine metallic needle that penetrated through his skull.
The elderly sugar painter was sitting beside Vanilla with his aluminum plate spread out in front of him, along with a stove and a metal pot. As the sugar cubes reduced into an amber liquid in the red-hot metal pot, the old man waved his hand over the aluminum plate and painted a dragon that came alive and stood close guard next to Vanilla.
These two people had formed a tacit agreement to work together. One would paint a dragon to protect the team while the other focused on manipulating metal to finish off the enemy.
When the first amber dragon appeared, the old man wiped the sweat off his forehead and said, “Can’t you inform me in advance next time? Don’t make it so hasty for me. I need some time to cast my power.”
Vanilla replied with a smile, “Well, you still managed to get it done, didn’t you?”
As he spoke, he opened the silver box he was carrying that contained 24 tailor-made long metal needles. With a flick of his finger, 12 long metal needles flew up and floated in front of him, searching for targets.
The long needles shot out as though they had detected something, and a person cried out in pain in the darkness. Vanilla killed one of the Pyro Company’s combatants lurking in the vicinity!
In the darkness nearby, more members of the Pyro Company appeared. Some of them had crawled out from the river, and they had gill-like features growing at their jowls. This was likely what allowed them to breathe underwater.
These people were the ones who had detonated the tunnel with explosives, and it could be said that the cave-in at East Lake was their doing.
Now that they had completed their mission, they would have to come out of the water to join their teammates in battle.
However, Ren Xiaosu was at a loss. Could they still be considered human? Had the Pyro Company’s genetic modifications already reached a stage where they could even change the characteristics of a species?
Seeing that close to a 100 members of the Pyro Company had already appeared, Ren Xiaosu wondered if there really were a research laboratory in Stronghold 73.
Did the Pyro Company really come here with the intention to search for the research laboratory, or had they chosen a location that was most beneficial for the scheme they had been plotting for so long against the Anjing House?
The Anjing House sent out another text. “Reward increase. Any hitman within the encirclement that manages to kill a Pyro Company member will receive double the reward.”
Ren Xiaosu frowned when he saw the text. As a matter of fact, within the encirclement, he was probably the only one who could receive texts from the Anjing House. His shadow clone was still holding onto the cell phones it’d snatched from the others.
The Anjing House probably didn’t expect the group text they sent would end up as a one-on-one chat with Ren Xiaosu.
Right after, the Anjing House’s A-rank hitmen appeared out of nowhere and attacked this group of amphibious monsters from the Pyro Company.
The A-rank hitmen must have been outstanding to get promoted to this rank, and that was probably why they did not rush into the tunnel earlier.
As chaos erupted everywhere, a mob boss like Zheng Hongning could only feel at a loss. This was no longer a battlefield they could control. Like what they had said, this world had already changed beyond their comprehension!
The mantis stalks the cicada, unaware of the oriole behind. In this chaotic battle, it was no longer clear who the cicada was, who the mantis was, and who the oriole was!
That verdict would only be reached at the end of the battle.
Only those with more trump cards would emerge victorious from this!
The scent of blood was starting to fill the air in the area of the thicket as more and more people got killed.
While Zheng Hongning and the other mob bosses were thinking about what to do, they suddenly heard “Dr. Ren” say in a low voice, “Follow me if you want to live.”
As soon as he finished, Ren Xiaosu rushed off in the southwest direction. That was where an opening had been created by the Anjing House sniper earlier.
Zheng Hongning and the others had no time to think, so they ran out with Ren Xiaosu. But before they could get past the encirclement, the Pyro Company had already tightened the perimeter.
Zheng Hongning felt a tinge of despair. “Dr. Ren, what do we do now?”
“What are you panicking for?” Ren Xiaosu said coldly.
Eight members of the Pyro Company sneered as they charged. But before they could get to Ren Xiaosu, a figure wearing a white mask suddenly appeared from the side and grabbed the neck of one of the Pyro Company’s members like lightning. The figure dashed forward in an extremely aggressive manner.
Zheng Hongning and the others were stunned. Why did it feel like this superhuman Zheng Hongning was envious of and had just stolen a bunch of cell phones was deliberately protecting Dr. Ren?
They looked quietly at the back of the young man standing in front of them and felt like they had underestimated him!
However, why was Dr. Ren taking pictures nonstop with the cell phones as they ran for their lives? Zheng Hongning asked in panic, “Dr. Ren, this isn’t the time to be messing with your cell phones! Put it away and escape. Stop checking on texts from the Anjing House!”
Ren Xiaosu said strangely, “I’m not checking for texts; I’m taking pictures! Each kill is worth hundreds of thousands of yuan, even up to a million yuan! This is all money! I have to take pictures as evidence to show that they were killed by me and my friend here, Old Xu!”
Zheng Hongning was at a loss for words. Why was he still thinking about money at this time!
He asked, “But aren’t you a doctor?”
Ren Xiaosu said with a grin, “Uh, I’m a jack of all trades.”