“A bad kid, huh?”
On the way back, Noah thought about what Tina said.
Tina’s words were veiled with multiple meanings. Noah couldn’t help but pick up on this weird vibe.
“That kid, she’s someone with a long story behind her.”
He met her twice and he’s still convinced that Tina is a very eccentric individual. Noah couldn’t let her be for some reason.
It’s not because his intrigue got him. He didn’t lose any sleep over Tina’s words.
However, he had this feeling that if he neglected this mysterious girl, he would be missing out on a crucial piece of the puzzle.
His gut feeling is telling him to pay more attention to Tina.
Noah trusted his instincts.
He acted on instincts and that led him to scenarios that were at par or exceeded his expectations.
Noah felt that this was a similar event.
“I should probe her the next time we meet.”
Noah quickened his steps and he headed towards Fairy Tail.
Enju invited Kayo along to visit her workplace, the Tendo Civil Security Corporation. As such, the two girls weren’t with Noah when he was on the way back.
After entering a dilapidated area, Noah continued walking among rubbles that gave off a creepy air. He walked with steady and firm steps where others would probably dare not.
Drip drip drip
The sky darkened and it started to drizzle.
A normal person would find shelter to wait out the rain. However, Noah let the rain do its job without minding his wet body one bit.
Noah is someone who lived in harsh conditions to temper his Crush mastery.
Rain or shine, he forged his body through intense training. He also couldn’t recall ever falling sick to anything. Hence, unless it’s a huge storm or rain, Noah wouldn’t go out of his way to avoid them.
As for his clothes, well, he can just wash them at home, it’s not a big issue for him.
Noah continued his journey back to Fairy Tail serenaded by the drizzle around him.
Noah stopped as he raised his head, his eyes had a sharp glint in them.
It’s faint but he’s sure he heard a weird noise that didn’t belong here.
This nose entered his ear and he immediately recognized it.
This was the same noise when Seitenshi got attacked by a sniper.
Noah heard something that sounded like the flap of a tiny insect. The sound originated some distance away but Noah heard it nonetheless.
Noah responded by whipping out his gun, smacking the incoming projectile.
Sparks were emitted when the bullet collided with his gun.
He deflected the bullet into the distance.
Anyone could tell what happened.
After the sniping incident with Seitenshi, the aggressors are now after Noah.
By gross observation, the attacker appears to be the same sniper that tried to attack Seitenshi.
Noah closed his eyes, sensed his surroundings and he zoned in on one direction.
He was looking at an old building that looked like it burned down some time ago. There are also two other buildings with the same appearances there. It was the perfect cover for an attacker.
His outstanding perceptual abilities told him that the sniper is hiding in one of the three buildings.
One of the building emitted a red flash. Noah picked this up.
A sniper fire.
The bullet came at astonishing speed.
Noah put strength into his legs and he shot out a like a cannon instead of blocking the shot.
The ground he stood on cracked open as the anti-material bullet struck where he once stood.
In a blur, he traversed the obstacles in his path, quickly clearing his way towards the aggressor.
The building steadily increased inside his field of vision
Another shot was fired.
He shifted towards the side without delay.
The bullet struck empty ground once more.
With another side-step, he dodged to the side gain.
Shots after shots were fired but none of them landed anywhere near Noah. The sniper only succeeded in creating countless holes in the area.
With a zig-zag pattern, he drew closer to the sniper.
Noah’s calm expression hid his slight surprise.
He is using a speed that exceeded a human’s ability to perceive.
Any normal sniper would be panicking over Noah’s speed and ability to hide. Not being able to obtain a clear shot means not being able to shoot. But, this sniper clearly can trace Noah, the shots followed his movements.
As Kayo had speculated, this sniper isn’t a human. A cursed child would also find it hard to exhibit such a high-level ocular ability.
If he allowed this sniper to keep operating like this then it is only a matter of time before Seitenshi’s life is forfeit.
“I must take her down!”
A cold glimmer flashed in his eyes. He glanced at the building from which the sniper is currently still targeting him and he stopped all of a sudden.
A storm of mana erupted from Noah, strong gale assaulted the structures around him.
Noah lifted his fist and he slammed down hard on the ground.
A tremor assaulted the Tokyo Area as a loud boom echoed through the sky.