On the other side, Hinagiku, Shokuhou Misaki, Kinuhata Saiai, Frenda, and Takitsubou Rikou teamed up against a level 70 demonic beast, the tier 8 Longarm Ape.
Shokuhou Misaki and Takitsubou Rikou stood behind the front line as they observed the Longarm ape standing on a tree branch some distance away. Frenda is in charge of protecting Takitsubou Rikou and Shokuhou Misaki. She had her hands in the pockets of her skirt, ready to deploy her explosives whenever the situation arises. Hinagiku and Kinuhata Saiai stood in a horizontal formation against the Longarm ape.
The level 74 Longarm ape needed more patience. When it saw the level 70 Longarm ape being targeted by Hinagiku & co, it tried to stand out and attack them. Before it can take any action, heavy oppression fell on it without any warning, freezing the creature in its place.
The level 74 ape looked back and saw the one giving him a deep sense of crisis.
Still holding Flandre-chan’s hands, Wu Yan stood there with an unflinching gaze. Taking no other action, he looked cool as a cucumber but the level 74 ape froze up nonetheless.
It’s like a giant beast standing in a huge sea of blood is currently gazing at it, baring its malevolent fangs at it. The ape’s instinct told it that the moment it tried to hurt the girls would be the moment it’s going to be buried in one savage attack.
Not daring to take another step forward, Wu Yan kept most of his attention on the level 74 ape while diverting some of his attention to observe Hinagiku & co’s fight.
While Wu Yan and his chosen foe stood in a stalemate, Hinagiku, Shokuhou Misaki, Frenda, Takitsubou Rikou, and Kinuhata Saiai stared the level 70 ape down.
Unlike Wu Yan who is taking care of Flandre-chan while pressuring his enemy, this staredown competition didn’t last long.
Kinuhata Saiai is the first one to raise a fist and congeal a hard wall of air. She attracted the attention of the enemy.
Opening her eyes, a massive stream of air coiled around her fists. She punched the air and an air fist flew at the Longarm ape.
The ape jumped out like a bolt of lightning.
The two of them broke the silence of the battlefield.
The Longarm ape easily dispersed the air fist with its violent technique. It swiftly begun its counterattack on Kinuhata Saiai.
Takitsubou Rikou reacted quickly and used her cheat-like ability on her comrade.
Kinuhata Saiai felt a surge of something and she sneered. She stepped back and an air cushion propelled her backward as she retreated.
Hinagiku who was standing beside Kinuhata Saiai struck out with her crystal sword, leaving a trail of pink lightning in its wake. It headed straight for the Longarm ape.
The ape shrieked as it revealed a grin. Changing the momentum of its attack, it clashed against Hinagiku’s Shirosakura.
Meat and metal met but the sound of metal grinding together resounded in the area. The reaction force entered Hinagiku’s hands and it quickly numbed her. She was also sent back by a few steps as confusion and slight shock appeared on her face.
She didn’t expect the Longarm ape to be so sturdy that it can actually defend against sharp weapons with its bare hands. Not to mention, the beast sent her back with pure strength. No wonder it couldn’t use magic, it probably traded all its magical potential for more physical development.
It shocked Hinagiku but that’s only to the point of ending her plan of fighting brute force with the beast. Without panicking, she straightened her body and she lunged at the beast who couldn’t recover its stance in time so it chose to retreat instead.
This Longarm ape isn’t going to take this lying down. It’s a tier 8 demonic beast and even if it’s not as smart as a tier 8 human, at the very least, it knew its way around a fight with tier 7 enemies. It whipped its long arms at Hinagiku.
Hinagiku’s eyes flashed and she saw this attack coming even if she couldn’t steady herself in time to defend against it. In no time at all, this attack arrived.
The fists didn’t land on its targets. Everybody heard it, including the stupefied ape who couldn’t’ believe its eyes. Its mind went blank trying to figure out how it actually missed and struck the ground near Hinagiku’s legs.
Of course, this is Shokuhou Misaki’s handiwork.
When it recovered, it was already too late, a stream of charged air blew by the Longarm apes’ flank. It exploded as if it was waiting for this moment!
Kinuhata Saiai’s Nitrogen Armor-enhanced fist struck the soft spot on the Longarm ape’s belly. Unable to dodge or advance, the Longarm ape spewed blood as the attack forcefully dislodged the ape’s arm from the ground.
Hinagiku took this chance to steady herself. A cold glint appeared in her eyes, instead of a piercing motion, she used a slash to add on more damage on the ape who got sent into a tree, heavily crashing down on the floor.
Without a chance to recover, a strange-looking doll fell from the tree and into the ape’s chest.
Grabbing the doll without thinking about it, the ape noticed the doll’s dreadful expansion that correlated with the increasing intensity of impending doom rising within its guts.
Shrieking out of sheer terror, it tried to throw the doll as far away as possible but a weird signal appeared out of nowhere that forced its arms to hug the doll instead of a throwing motion.
A large explosion engulfed the ape who was hugging the explosive doll. A stream of similar dolls fell into the flower of flames, sparking more explosions. Inside the explosions, one could vaguely hear the death throes of the poor Longarma pe.
When the flames and explosions stopped, only a charred corpse remained to remind anyone that a Longarm ape was here.
Their cooperation was seamless, impeccable and horrifyingly effective.
Under the cooperation of all 5 combatants, the tier 8 Longarm ape died faster than the Blackwater Octopus that had the misfortune of having Wu Yan as an opponent.
“Yeah! We won!”
Kinuhata Saiai and Frenda jumped while cheering. Hinagiku, Shokuhou Misaki, and Takitsubou Rikou exchanged smiles, pleased with their job well-done.
“The big sisters are so incredible!”
Flandre-chan joined the celebration and she cheered along with the other girls. Flandre-chan’s praise said enough about the formidable girls.
Wu Yan smiled as he took in the sight of Hinagiku, Shokuhou Misaki, Kinuhata Saiai, Frenda, and Takitsubou Rikou who worked together to achieve a flawless victory.
“Not bad, not bad at all…”