One Punch Man King Engine - Chapter 42
At this moment, a wild beast roar rumbled from the street.
A majestic figure emerged from the ground, destroying the road. The creature had a leopard body, yellow skin, and red eyes. His body trembled as he scattered the soil. The maddened Monster paused for a moment, then roared before pouncing on Sonic, who was lying on the ground.
“Hehe, am I going to die? It doesn’t matter. The life of trash like me doesn’t matter. I might as well die…”Sonic laughed helplessly. The anesthetic effect had been slightly alleviated, enough for him to control his body and dodge the Monster. However, he had already lost the will to live. Therefore, he did not attempt to resist the Monster’s attack at all. He laid down on the ground and spread his limbs, waiting for the last moment of his life to come.
“Be careful!” In the distance, Hill’s eyes widened as he impulsively shouted. He pushed the car door open and rushed over. Unfortunately, his voice couldn’t be heard at all. Moreover, he couldn’t make it in time to save Sonic.
An energy wave rushed over and exploded on the Monster’s body. His figure scattered in a shower of flesh and gore in an instant.
Sonic was shocked. He struggled to prop himself up and stared at Wang Feng, who had retracted his hand. “King, why did you save me? Don’t you know that I was going to kill you just now? I was going to kill you…”
No, it’s impossible for King to not sense my killing intent. He had repeatedly found where I was hiding and forced me out with energy bullets. Besides, I was going to kill him with a sword in his hand. How could an expert like him not notice the killing intent bursting out from me?
“Ding! Congratulations to the host for obtaining a two-star Card – Earth Leopard!”
Wang Feng touched the fresh Monster corpse. He was delighted to obtain another two-star card. He turned to glance at the ragged Sonic and casually said, “Because I am a Hero. My duty is to protect humans from Monsters. It is that simple.”
After that, Wang Feng sprinted away. More than a dozen Monster escaped from the prison, which means there were more than a dozen Monster Cards that he must quickly collect. How could he have the time to accompany Sonic to continue talking nonsense?
And besides, he has almost accidentally blown Sonic up when he tested the energy bomb. It was Wang Feng’s fault in the first place, so it was understandable that Sonic wanted to kill him. If he wandered on the street and got hit by a bomb for no reason, he would definitely want to kill the other party as well. How could he blame Sonic?
“Because protecting humans from Monsters is a Hero’s duty, and I am also a human. So you will even save a killer who wants to take your life?” Sonic stared blankly at the distant Wang Feng, and tears flowed down from his eyes again. “What a magnanimous heart, what an overwhelming presence. Why do I want to cry? My tears inexplicably won’t stop!”
“King, thank you for making me realize how ignorant and small I am!” He shouted at Wang Feng. “However, don’t worry. From today onwards, I will work even harder on my training. Soon, I will catch up to you and become a truly powerful being that can be compared to you!”
“What a great dream.” At this time, Hill had already come to Sonic’s side. He gazed emotionally at Wang Feng’s footsteps.
King – the strongest man in the world. He was an equally magnanimous and terrifying person. He could even let the person who wanted to kill him go with a smile. Perhaps, this was the confidence of the strong. His message was clear: I’m not afraid of you assassins, because trash like you are no threat to me at all!
(Are you sure these are the words in King’s expression?!)
“Who are you?” Sonic stared at Hill in shock. Where did this guy come from?
Hill glanced at Sonic and stretched out his hand with a pair of handcuffs hanging on his fingers. He revealed an “innocent” smile. “A good person who came to bring you home.”
Sonic looked at Hill’s smile blankly and roared in his heart, “Damn, another bastard who plagiarized my signature smile, I’m going to cut you!”
Hill locked the limp Sonic on the railing by the street with handcuffs, and then looked down at Sonic. This was a standard interrogation trick. The height difference gave the criminal more psychological pressure. If the criminal’s mental strength was too bad, he would spill the whole story in no time. “Tell me, who ordered you to assassinate King?”
Sonic breathed a sigh of relief. After King left, the powerful pressure finally disappeared, enabling Sonic to gradually take control of his body. His eyes regained their vigor, and his handsome face regained some confidence. He stared at Hill with a half-smile. “Who are you? Are you a policeman? What are you doing here?”
Wang Feng’s noble personality encouraged Sonic to break free from his despair. He confidently asked Hill a series of questions in return, feigning nonchalance.
“Hehe, you are indeed a well-trained killer. Your mental strength is good.” Hill stared at Sonic, who was calm and composed. “Oh well, it doesn’t matter if I tell you. Our police station has already received the news that someone will try to assassinate King. They sent me to protect King twenty-four hours a day. You don’t have to hide anything about your employer. Tell me everything, and we will only target the person behind you.”
This is another interrogation trick, suggesting that the interrogator already knows the culprit and that the current interrogation is only a formality. “If you want to be dealt with leniently, be honest.”
“Tch—” Sonic sneered as he stared at Hill mockingly. “You want to ‘deal with me leniently’? Ha, it’s amusing. I just vowed to be as strong as King; how could I live in a boring place like prison? Moreover, what qualifications do you have to protect King? You, whose strength can’t even compare to King? What a pathetic and pitiful weakling!!”
At the end of his sentence, Sonic laughed at himself. Heh, for King, am I not a laughable and pitiful weakling as well? If you say that he can’t even compare to King, am I not even less comparable to King?
“Laugh, just laugh at me to your heart’s content.” Hill lit a cigarette and held it in his mouth. White smoke came out of his nose, blurring his determined face. “I know more than anyone that this is a foolish act, but…As police officers, it is our duty to protect the safety of our citizens and their property. It has nothing to do with whether the person we need to protect is powerful or not. I… I am just carrying out the mission of the police!”
“Do you understand?” He took a deep drag on his cigarette, then extinguished it with his finger. He slowly blew out the smoke ring and turned to look at Sonic. “…hey, where is he?”
Hill glared at the pair of handcuffs swaying alone on the railing, without any trace of Sonic.
Villains die when they speak too much, and they live when the righteous spend too much time in their long-winded speech.
A hundred meters away, a shadowed figure moved with unfathomable speed.
Mission and duty? What a stupid and admirable guy. Perhaps the firm belief in his heart made his heart stronger. He almost looked like King. Does belief make people stronger?
“So, what is my belief?”
The rushing figure fell into deep thought.
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