Dominion’s End Volume 3: Ice-Bound Splendor and Majesty
Original novel in Chinese by: 御我 (Yu Wo)
Chapter 10: Returning Home, Part One—translated by Michimochi (proofread by Arcedemius & Trespasserby; C/E edited by lucathia)
Standing amidst a world of ice and snow, I suddenly felt that this world might no longer have anyone left in it. I panicked, but then I heard a crunching noise. I whipped my head around, searching for the origin of the sound, and found it with a single glance. There was someone else on the snowy field. Such a huge tail was so eye-catching, he simply couldn’t hide.
Thirteen had his back to me, as if planning to escape. Even though I’m heavily injured, there’s no way he isn’t more severely wounded than me, plus he’s afraid of the cold!
I gave a cold laugh. Ignoring how injured I was, I raised my ice spear and dagger, formed ice blades below my feet, and glided over stubbornly. Thirteen noticed me as well and doggedly continued to run, but how could he run faster than me?
In just a blink of an eye, I caught up to him and went to kick him. Although he dodged it, his feet slipped out from under him, and he fell to the ground. His fall was a serious one. His whole body had slammed into the ground. For some reason, he hadn’t used his hands to catch himself. He looked quite miserable, with his face held just off the ground.
Sneering, I wielded the ice spear. Right when I went to thrust the spear into his back, to finish this fellow off once and for all, his bizarre posture caught my attention. Looking closely, it was as if he was hugging some sort of object.
Is he trying to trick me? I hesitated for a moment. The anxiety I felt was probably unwarranted. Thirteen’s actions up until now showed how much smarter he was than other aberrants, but it wasn’t to the point of scheming.
I even had the feeling that this guy looked down on scheming.
“Turn around,” I demanded.