Dominion’s End Volume 3: Ice-Bound Splendor and Majesty
Original novel in Chinese by: 御我 (Yu Wo)
Chapter 9: Truth, Part One—translated by Michimochi (proofread by Lala Su; C/E edited by lucathia)
With the motorcycle, tracking them down was a lot easier. Even though Jiang Xiaotian felt I was wishy washy, Thirteen didn’t seem to be a decisive guy either. His footprints revealed that his speed going forward was not that quick. This could also be because he was being dragged down by Asura and Maternibaby, who were both wounded.
I searched for hours. The beginning went pretty smoothly, but the later tracks were faint. Maternibaby had also stopped bleeding, becoming harder to track. It was going to be night soon. I had no choice but to slow down my motorcycle, in order to avoid skipping over any key clues. Luckily, because of this, I discovered a glow in the woods.
I hesitated before stopping the motorcycle. The aberrants of today shouldn’t be able to start a fire. Although they aren’t afraid of fire, they wouldn’t need to start a fire. Most of the time, a human would still be the one starting a fire, especially since it’s getting colder and colder. Even if it’s dangerous, they still have to have some fire, or else they are so cold that they can’t even sleep.
“It shouldn’t be them, right?” I turned to look at Jiang Xiaotian, who was sitting behind me.
“Hard to say. Thirteen seems to possess quite a few human characteristics still. It’s quite strange. So even if he is able to start a fire, it wouldn’t be that shocking.”