Jin grabbed the wire rope in time, only to swing and crush on the school’s brick wall. The sudden impact made him lose his grip. He grabbed it once more and slid down for about an entire floor before he could strengthen his grasp.“Jin, are you ok?!”He gritted his teeth. There was no pain and for that he was secretly relieved, but the friction just now nearly reached the bones of his fingers. With two floors to climb, Jin cursed his luck. “I’m fine! I’ll be right over!”Not minding anything else, he pulled himself up, using the wire rope until he reached the roof. Rena let out a sigh of relief and helped him over. She gasped at the sight of his palms. Blood dripped uncontrollably. The flesh vanished entirely.Without saying a single word, Rena ripped a piece of cloth and wrapped his hands. She didn’t know about his skill or that he’ll soon be fine, and Jin chose not to tell her either. Since she’s willing to help, he’ll gladly accept it.Even the Bronze Skin of level 2 couldn’t do an
“Gina! How did it go?” A young man noticed the girl with short red hair coming through the door of the broadcasting room. Gina adjusted her glasses and, with a stern look on her face, glared at the young man. “As good as you would expect…” She took a seat in front of the console and sighed. “Before we could search the area, the corpses were on us. Minnie rushed into the supply room, and I had to come down.” With shock written all over his face, the young man ejected from his seat. “Wait! You mean you left her alone, up there?” Gina ran her fingers through her hair. She tagged them behind her ears and adjusted her glasses. She pushed the button on the console for the microphone to go on. “Minnie, can you hear me? I’ll come back for you, so stay put.” After releasing the button, the mic went off. She turned to the young man and glared at him. “There! Happy?!” Meanwhile, Jin and the others had just finished the undead. Rena looked at Jin with a smile on her face. “It’s the same voic
The young man released Jin. Upon setting his sights on the barrel of the gun, shock painted on his face. Rena took him by surprise. The girls shrieked in fear. Jin shook his head, urging Rena to put the gun away. “Such a trivial matter. Rena, what’s the matter with you?”“S-Sorry, I don’t know what came over me…”Rena lied. She knew that even though he was a delinquent, Jared had no chance of beating Jin. Unconsciously, she pulled the gun out, attempting to save his life. The girl, dejected, glued her eyes to the ground. Jin patted her head with a smile on his face. He leaned closed to her ear and whispered. “I know what you did there, but you have no reason to worry. If he doesn’t threaten you, I won’t harm him!”Gina and Minnie sighed in relief, but their impression of Rena changed. Jared still shook in his shoes. His knees lost all strength and he could barely stand. A thud coming from the other side of the door raised their alarm.Jin sprung open the door to see what happened. Th
“Hey! I defeated the Demon Lord...”His voice echoed throughout the cave just as he was coming out with a triumphant look on his face. He rested the long sword on his shoulder as blood dripped on the ground from its tip. His eyes had sparks in them, brimming with life and a sense of accomplishment.People with shields and swords surrounded the cave. A woman with blonde hair and blue eyes walked to the front with a bright smile. Her voice came out soft, which tickled the ears of those who heard her. “Congratulations...”“Yeah, enough of that. Send me home already. That was the deal!”A burly man walked in front of the woman and raised his sword. “Imbecile. You are always so damn rude. How dare you talk to the princess like that...
Flashes of torn flesh and dripping blood popped into Jin’s head. He felt as if he had slumbered or floated through the air. He opened his eyes and realized his body wandered around on its own. “What happened…?”Memories of his teammates locking the door and leaving him outside to fend for himself left a foul taste in his mouth. He replayed it over and over in his mind, and most of the time, he tried to reason with what they did and why they did it, but he still felt bitter in his heart. “Those assholes…!”Just as he gritted his teeth in anger, a growl echoed in his ears. It startled him. He tried to look around, but his head wouldn’t turn. W
Jin stared at the unfamiliar transparent window in front of him for several minutes without moving. Other undead passed him by and every time he would get startled. They didn’t attack him, since he was one of them, but the fact he was among them still tensed his nerves. He pondered over the screen and gazed at the incoming undead. “Upgrade, huh…? Eating brains though…” At the thought of having to go through with it, Jin hurled. Of course, only growls came out of its mouth, but in his consciousness, he already vomited. He sighed internally on multiple occasions, as he tried to wrap his head around the idea. “I-I have nothing to lose, right?”
He knocked on the door gently. His voice came out calm and collected. “Hey, are you ok in there? You can come out now. It’s safe.”The door creaked ajar. Enough for her to peep through and check the situation. The first thing she saw were three undead on the wooden floor, with their heads bashed open, resting in pools of blood. She gasped at the sight and took a step back.After making sure they wouldn’t move, she pushed the door a little more and saw a young man holding a rock, smiling the whole time. The girl shyly walked out. She surveyed the room while fidgeting with her fingers. She looked at Jin and nervously uttered. “I-Is it really safe?”Before him appeared a girl, no older than fourteen years old. She had frilly brown hair and honest eyes that matched the color. Playfull
Jin munched off the brain cores from the three undead in a rush, as he wanted to go back home where Lily was. Usually, he would take his time as he waited for the effect, but not now. On his way back, he felt something was off. A slight disturbance in his stomach gave him immense pain. At first it was weird since he has felt nothing in a while, but this time, since the upgrade of touch, he felt at first his skin burning up. He entered the house, shut the door, and dropped to his knees. Moments later, Jin crawled into a fetal position and stayed there for a while as he writhed in pain. He wanted to rip his belly out when he felt something moving inside him. A growl echoed within him. He looked at his belly, which inflated, as if something was pushing to get out. He gritted his teeth so hard that veins popped on hi