Chapter 1239: Wounded
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
In this darkness, the glare from the fire momentarily blinded the jackals when the torch was swung toward them. It made the pack retreat a little in fear.
Seizing this brief opportunity of their dull reaction, he shouted, “Run!”
Lisa carried the younger twin, then turned around, and ran off with him.
The pack soon caught up.
Even with Youyou on her back, the girl ran fast. All her potential had been released under the pressure of fear. Her movements were as swift as an agile, little leopard.
Mu Yichen was not lacking in speed, either. However, in his panic, he accidentally tripped on a broken branch littering the ground and stumbled with one of his knees propped up.
The girl turned her head at the sound, just in time to see a jackal pouncing on the boy’s back with bared fangs!
She charged forward and swung her fist at its head!
Her punch sent it flying away with a whimper. It rolled over the ground several times before getting up. A tinge of fear flashed in its eyes. It then stared at her covetously as it panted.
Saliva dripped between its sharp teeth.
It did not dare to act rashly now that it knew what she was capable. It would only take an occasional probing yet threatening step forward as it panted heavily.
The boy was shocked. He got to his feet at once, only to find her fist all bloody.
Without giving it much thought in her haste earlier, she swung her fist and hit the jackal in its head, but it connected to its teeth and instantly tore her skin and flesh.Read the next chapter on our vipnovel.com
“Are you all right?!” Guilt filled his face.
Holding the twins in her two hands, she turned and ran without further ado.
The jackals continued to chase them!
As the older twin ran, he swept the torch in his hand at the animals, trying to scare them away.
However, he got a point wrong.
The wild beasts were indeed afraid of fire, but it was the type that spread across wide area speedily.
The torch in his hand was not much of a deterrence to them.
If the animals were determined to attack, the torch itself would be useless. On the contrary, it would make them feel threatened and take countermeasures. An example was holding a torch when traveling at night as it made one vulnerable to attacks from poisonous snakes lurking in the grass.
Hence, these jackals were undeterred by the torch in his hand at all, or it might be that they were starving, which would explain their strong tendencies to attack.
The younger boy could not help frowning when he glanced at Lisa’s bloody hand.
Alas, no matter how fast the girl ran, she was no match to the jackals in terms of speed. One of them pounced on her, pushing her to the ground.
He was thrown aside from the impact.
Mu Yichen hastily reached for his hand.
However, no one expected the ground beneath his feet to cave in suddenly!
It was a trap!
A sense of foreboding overwhelmed him, but it was too late; he fell right into the hole.
Despite his brother’s tight hold on his arm, it could not resist the pull of gravity from his fall; the twins fell into the sinkhole together in the end.
That scene stunned the girl. With its overpowering breath assaulting her and saliva dripping on her face, the jackal pressed her shoulders down with its paws and stared at her more covetously than before!
She strangled the wild animal by gripping its throat tightly.