Chapter 1378 Invincibly Black-bellied
The boy’s cool and calm demeanor put Mu Linfeng to shame.
“Aren’t you afraid?”
Mu Lianjue squinted his eyes as he tightened his hand around the boy’s throat. The child had an attractive outline, especially his fair and adorable neck, which reminded him of a small, elegant gosling.
It’ll be devastating to break such a beautiful neck!
He barked evilly, “He he! Your life will be gone the moment I exert more strength! Are you really not scared?”
“You can try.”
The little lad smiled graciously, undaunted by the elder’s threat. Looking fearless, he said, “I want to live as much as you do! What is my value to you if I’m dead?”
Cocking a brow, his great-uncle sneered with glinted eyes. “That’s right! You are a smart kid! If something happens to me tonight, you can’t leave this place alive, too!”
“Uncle, since I’m in your hands now, then you should discard the detonator in your hand? It’s an eyesore!”
The boy smiled coldly with a look of disgust.
Just as he finished his words, the man’s pupils dilated. He lifted the compact device in his hand and smashed it to the ground, causing it to break into small pieces.
Youyou was stunned momentarily as his eyes took in the full action of his uncle.
Just as he predicted, the device in his uncle’s hand was only a smokescreen to lure him away; it served no purpose at all.
The explosive device was just a hoax.
Standing at one side, Vermilion Bird watched the man smash the remote detonator onto the ground. She sighed in relief when she saw that it was indeed just a useless mechanical part.
This was a false alarm.
The boy was relieved as well; the weight in his heart got lifted, though he did not reveal any of that on his face. He merely looked at the broken pieces on the ground in silence and without any expression.
Behind him, the man raised his head in crazy arrogance. “He he! This is just a simple electronic device that can’t be used! It’s merely a toy to lure you, kiddo. Did you really take my words for real, and here I thought that a seven-year-old child would be smarter; it seems that I’ve given you more credit than you deserved!”
The female mercenary commander forced back the chortle welling up from within when she heard that. Sipping her lips, she tried to act cool.
At one side, Lisa looked glum and shot the man a spiteful look.
Youyou heard but his eyes kept shining brightly as he spoke sprightly. “That’s right, uncle; how could you lie to me about the explosives, and I took those for real, too! It’s so bad of you to lie to a child!”
The man clenched his throat further, looking pleased with the feigned helplessness on the boy’s face. With his vicious eyes staring hard, his wrinkled fingers traced the contours of the tender face before he pointed a barrel at the latter’s temple.
“You are scared now, too, huh, and here I thought you would be different! Turns out you’re fearless like a newborn calf which isn’t afraid of the mighty tiger, aren’t you?”
‘Fearless like a newborn calf, which isn’t afraid of the mighty tiger’?
The boy smirked inwardly.
It was true that he was unafraid of the tiger, but he was no newborn calf but a newborn king of the jungle, instead!
“I’m so scared!” he muttered tenderly. After a pause, he smiled to himself before he shrugged his shoulders, looked up, and petulantly cried out, “Great-uncle, you adults are bad people! How can you bully us, children, like this?”