After learning that the person looking for Ethan was Teddy, Olivia decided to wait outside while Ethan followed where the military man took him. On the highest floor, two wooden doors opened when Ethan was right in front of them. The military man accompanying him invited Ethan to enter. Inside, there was a room with a sofa and a glass table in the middle, as well as a few tables with chairs and a computer set on the other side. "Hello, Ethan. Please, come and sit down." Ethan walked over and sat across from Teddy. In this late stage, he was still wearing his usual military uniform. "Does everyone from the military work 24 hours?" he asked. "Or is it just because of the emergency they're in right now?" "You don't normally go out and come to a place like this. Hey, where is Olivia?" Teddy started the conversation when Ethan was actually sitting across from him. "I have something to take care of." "Is it related to Emily?" "Emily?" The red-haired girl was named Emi, just as oth
"I can control the speed at which the vines grow," he said, trying to explain what kind of power he had. Ethan nodded his head in response to the boy's answer. As he had expected, Dony was the same person who had attacked him before. "If it's the same person, is he just pretending he doesn't remember what happened?" Ethan tried to hide his curiosity. He would try other ways to get information out of the boy. One of the five, a silver-haired girl about Dony's age, seemed to have telepathic abilities and was acutely aware of what was happening. If he managed to find the girl, Ethan could find out who his opponent was. "That's quite an interesting power, Dony," said the person. "Can you use it to immobilize your opponents?" Dony nodded in response. "Sorry, Ethan. I have something I need to do. Meet me at the checkpoint if there's anything you need." The military man, still standing with them, lowered his head and departed. "Okay," Olivia gave a thumbs up in response to the man. E
As Ethan and Olivia drew nearer to the entrance gate, they noticed a man in military attire waving his hand to greet them. The place they were heading to was a large domed building with multiple floors and rooms, and a great hall at its center. It had become a refuge for victims of monster attacks, with several members of the military stationed to guard the area.The military man greeted Ethan, saying, "Hi, Ethan. I was in the final raid with you a few days ago."Lowering his head, Ethan replied, "I got permission from Teddy to come inside."Turning to Olivia, who was standing by Ethan's side, and still holding his hand, the man said cheerfully, "Hey, Olivia. Goddess Olivia."However, Olivia did not respond and clicked her tongue. "Don't do something foolish in my presence," she warned.“Sorry, hehe.” The military man smiled and turned to Nathan. "Sure, sure," he said. "We've received orders. Come on, let me guide you. And don't hesitate to let me know if there's anything you need."O
The following days after the altercation with the Beastmaster went by relatively peacefully. No episodes of violence occurred, neither during the day nor at night. Despite this, Ethan and Olivia stayed vigilant, particularly in the evenings, with the assistance of Fang, who kept an eye on Olivia's abode continually.A circular portal manifested in the sky once more, but this time, instead of just one, there were dozens. Consequently, the military and a few major Guilds distributed their forces evenly to prepare for any eventuality. Ethan slumped onto the large sofa in Olivia's living room, determined to carry out the same watch schedule he had been doing the past few nights. Initially, it was difficult to adjust to sleeping during the day, but eventually, he adjusted to his new routine.Olivia strolled up, wearing her pajamas and carrying a sundae in her hand. She plopped down and rested her head on Ethan's shoulder.“Olivia,” Ethan uttered.“Huum?” she replied in a relaxed tone as s
Ethan reclined on a large rock, which was partially submerged on the edge of the lake. The cacophony of insects chirping, buzzing, and screaming at each other filled the air. The wind that blew from the surface of the lake brought with it the sweet fragrance of freshness, quickly filling him with a sense of peacefulness and tranquility.The sound of water splashing against the lake's surface echoed through the night air. After a few moments, Olivia took the plunge and submerged herself in the tranquil waters of the lake, which were illuminated by the shimmering moonlight. Meanwhile, Ethan remained vigilant, calling on Fang to keep a watchful eye by surveying the surrounding area."Ethan Oppa…"A few drops of icy water splashed against Ethan's cheeks, quickly evaporating in the chilly wind. Suddenly, Ethan was jolted from his thoughts by the sound of Olivia's voice, much softer than usual."Oppa..." she repeated, her tone less cheerful than usual. "Are you alright?" he said.Maybe thi
The Beastmaster members were resolute in their determination; they refused to give up until their goal was reached. Despite the fact that their target was only two people, they had assembled a large crowd. Olivia had reached her limit. Another fight he fought would completely put his life in danger. Meanwhile, Ethan was sure that they would not back down in the slightest after learning that two of their comrades had also lost their lives at Olivia's hands. "Olivia, can you go save yourself?" Ethan attempted to whisper to Olivia, who was kneeling behind him, having just engaged in a fierce battle with three opponents. He was proud of the fact that she had managed to survive thus far on her own; however, despite his trust in Olivia, he recognized the limits of what one person could accomplish, especially considering Olivia had exhausted much of her strength while taking down two adversaries at once. Olivia drew newfound power from her most recent conflict. Ethan believed that was amp
"Again, don't come any closer unless I ask you to!" Olivia shouted, gripping the small device tightly in her hand. His focus shifted back to the two figures who stood not far away.Olivia was overcome with fear at the unfolding events, but she knew she had to keep her wits about her and focus on the two people in front of her."Why do I have to get this power?" Olivia asked, a hint of distress in her voice. She had initially thought cats were cute, but not like this! Fearing what might happen to her if the hair persisted on her body even after the battle was over, she was also concerned that she wouldn't have the courage to fight in front of anyone if she had to do so in her new form."What should I do?" Olivia asked, her face reddening in embarrassment. "Can I still return to my original form?"She glanced at the two men standing at attention in front of them."Would it be better if we waited for the others to come, John?""You can run," John said with a dismissive wave of his hand.
A pair of translucent wings flapped rapidly, propelling Olivia into the air. She gracefully dove down and landed back on the ground, planting her knees firmly into the dirt. Olivia deftly dodged the man's strike with her scaly limb.Olivia rose to her feet, balling her fists and standing in a determined stance. Her gaze was firmly fixed on the trio standing not far away from her."Oppa, please, give me a chance this time to prove myself. Let me complete this task on my own."Olivia spoke to Ethan through the communication device in her ear, her voice determined but her heart racing. She knew the opponent she was facing was stronger than she had anticipated, and this time she was determined to prove herself; she couldn't rely on Ethan forever."Okay," Ethan replied, "what about Fang?" He nodded in agreement to Olivia's words, and seconds later, Fang's figure could be seen racing away in the distance. Despite the distance, Ethan could still make out Fang's movements, his eyesight being