It was almost dark when Ethan and Olivia arrived at the doorstep of Olivia's large house.After getting off Fang's back, Ethan held out his hand. Olivia immediately took it with a big smile."Oppa should be more careful," said Olivia suddenly.Ethan looked at the girl and raised an eyebrow. "Careful for what?"Olivia chuckled and then punched Ethan lightly in the upper arm."Don't carelessly treat a girl like this; they might misunderstand and make my rivals multiply."Ethan realized that his hands were still clasped with Olivia's and felt his face start to heat up.Olivia's right. He didn't realize he was doing this. Even though Olivia herself has often fought alongside Fang, the matter of getting off the wolf's back was not a difficult one for him.Ethan was about to let go of their grip, but Olivia moved faster, wrapping her arms around Ethan's arm. He smiled broadly as he rested his head on her shoulder."Phew, dealing with annoying people is quite tiring, huh," grumbled Olivia. "
Hendrick raised his voice, ensuring everyone could clearly hear what he was saying.The Beastmaster Guild members behind him responded well to his words, cheering and occasionally cursing at Ethan."Ha ha ha, I can't wait to see Hendrick finish off that kid!” “Hendrick! Hendrick! Hendrick!”Olivia was getting more and more irritated. A black glove instantly appeared on both of his hands. Small and sharp claws sticking out were visible from the tips of his fingers.Ethan, who realized this, immediately held Olivia's arm. Looking at her, he shook his head slightly.She snorted. He tried to hold back his emotions.Olivia was getting more and more irritated. A black glove instantly appeared on both of his hands, and from the tips of his fingers were visible small, sharp claws sticking out. Ethan, who realized this, immediately held Olivia's arm and, looking at her, shook his head slightly. She snorted, and he tried to hold back his emotions.Ethan looked at Hendrick, who was smiling co
Elora urgently called out to Ethan, "Ethan, there's an emergency! You need to watch the news right away!"Ethan furrowed his brows as he hastily retrieved his cell phone from his trouser pocket, per Elora's instructions. As he opened a news portal, his eyes widened in shock at the trending topics.When Ethan stumbled upon a photo that had been uploaded to the internet, he was astonished to see a group of people with animal-like features. Everyone in the image had been transformed into a variety of creatures, from tigers and lions to snakes and reptiles. But what truly surprised Ethan was the background of the picture, a luxurious and grandiose house with which he would soon become very familiar.Olivia's house."Beastmasters!" Ethan exclaimed, clenching his fist. "They really know no boundaries," he added.Ethan then clicked on one of the top videos in the search results. He saw a male reporter, surrounded by a large group of Beastmaster Guild members, standing in front of the camera.
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