Scattered amongst the tree, the Thorny Green Cats that arrived are nothing like the one who died. These ones had darker shades and they are all easily 2 meters with some even larger than 3 meters in length.
They numbered around 20 to 30. Their eyes are trained upon the expedition team. Judging from the killing intent the beasts are releasing, these demonic cats are out for blood, and they knew where to get them. Those sharp fangs suddenly seemed much more intimidating than before.
They were originally here to check out the commotion. After seeing the body of their dead comrade on the floor, they are utterly furious. Their fur flared up and if looks could kill, there would be casualties already.
Aoooo Aooo Aooooo
The demonic cats all arched their bodies up in frightening poses. They are now putting up even more killing intent, it’s like they want to drown this area in a carnage.
A gaze of demonic cats: Level 62 – Level 65
“Oh lord Beesus…”
The expedition member cried out. Some of the other expedition members stopped processing the current reality. Most of them are feeling dizzy just from the numbers of Thorny Green Cats present here. Fei Fei, Bing Ling, and Bishi are also spotting very grave expression.
Just one demonic cat is enough trouble for 3 peak tier 7 individuals. With this many, 20 to 30 of them, how will they even survive this?
Is this where the tier 8 individuals step in?
Fei Fei and the other 2 clenched their fists in a grim manner. They are so close to the center region, if this is where they have to use their tier 8 individuals, what will happen if they encounter stronger demonic beasts deeper inside?
Wu Yan looked around at the enraged gaze of Thorny Green Cats.
“Stop peeing your pants, take a closer look, these cats are different compared to the one you people fought just now.”
The others took heed and they examined closer. Wu Yan sighed.
“Seriously, wear yellow pants if you guys are going to keep freaking out like this. Their auras are weaker, like way weaker than the one you guys fought just now.”
It is as Wu Yan said, these cats are individually weaker than the cat they fought.
“Some demonic beasts like to live in a group.”
Wu Yan continued.
“Surely, there’s always the leader of the pack who is in charge of leading the group. If my guess is correct, the one you guys killed just now would be the leader.”
Fei Fei is the first one to catch on.
“That would explain its ridiculous endurance, strength, and agility. That innate magic to boost its stats are also unique to it right?”
“In the end…”
Frenda looked at the corpse of the dead demonic cat.
“I wonder why its leader is smaller in size than the other demonic cats…”
“What’s so super weird about it?!”
Kinuhata Saiai clapped her hands.
“With agility in mind, it would make sense for it to be smaller in size if it wishes to keep this advantage. I am guessing that they are the type that grows stronger and smaller at the same time.”
“Is that so?”
Takitsubou Rikou mumbled.
Hinagiku drew her crystal sword.
“The death of their king must have made them very infuriated.”
“Ahaha, a king, huh?”
Shokuhou Misaki chuckled.
“I find it amusing how a king would move around on its own. It’s only fitting that it met its end here at our hands.”
“The last wail must have been a call for help, right?”
Mikoto pursed her lips.
“Even in death, it wants to pull as many of us to death as possible, typical demonic beasts.”
The demonic cats started hissing as if they understood Mikoto’s words. They are very displeased that some lowly humans would speak so poorly of their admirable king.
After realizing that these demonic cats are weaker than the one before, they started feeling relieved. Some of them are even happy at this outcome.
Isn’t this a fine chance for them to regain their lost pride?
They have been more like spectators than real fighters throughout this trip. It would seem it’s finally time for them to show what they’ve got.
Alas, it’s their destiny to be red shirts in this journey.
“Do you mind if I take over?”
Someone spoke up just as the other expedition members are psyching themselves up for a big fight.
This person destroyed their enthusiasm by speaking up.
She swept her golden eyes over the gaze of demonic cats. Shokuhou Misaki grinned, crossing her arms, she stepped forth, her lithe legs wrapped by silky white leggings drawing the attention of both males and females.
“Alright, let me do this.”
Shokuhou Misaki asserted herself. The others looked at her with confused looks.
Bing Ling frowned.
“I don’t think that’s wise…”
Fei Fei looked at Wu Yan & co for cues and she noticed that they aren’t too worried which puzzled Fei Fei.
Shokuhou Misaki waved her hands at the expedition team members, her elegant moves made people think she descended from royalty.
“I have to teach these subjects a lesson for letting their king die…”
Wu Yan facepalmed and he sighed.
“Joou-sama is serious about this, cleanup is going to be a bitch…”
Fei Fei wanted to say something but the demonic cats can wait no longer. The loss of their leader is reason enough to tear this expedition team to shreds.
They are going to start with this female human who strayed away from the safety of their group. They pounced towards Shokuhou Misaki.
Fei Fei, Bing Ling, and Bishi yelled in shock. In their fields of vision, these demonic cats covered all possible escape routes for Shokuhou Misaki.
Against this overwhelming number, Shokuhou Misaki calmly took out the controller she had in her tiny purse. She pressed a button at the group of demonic cats raining down on her.
A weird sound was emitted from the controller and the group of cats got hit with it.
The mean looks mellowed out as stars appeared in the pupils of these demonic cats. These cats started looking more domesticated than wild. They stopped midair and they surrounded Shokuhou Misaki.
Then, the demonic cats all bared their bellies while purring as if asking for Shokuhou Misaki to pet them. They all purred in affection while the rest of the expedition team went slack-jawed.