Two hours ago, the group of five had finally made it to the main control room. After ransacking the place, they managed to find a master access card which could override the automatic lock down system of the facility. Once they swipe the stolen access card at the exit, they would be able to escape the facility.
However, on the way back, they got ambushed by a horrendous looking creature. A teenage girl who was running at the back, was suddenly stabbed in the shoulder by its claw.
The creature, even in a hunched posture, had a large frame exceeding 2 meters tall and its entire body spotted an ominous black. Its limbs were unusually long and the muscles on its body continuously squirmed as if they were alive. Furthermore, the green bead embedded on its forehead made it look even more sinister.
Compared to the ones the group encountered before, this particular one exuded extreme danger. This was evident from the appearance of its excessively long and sharp claws.
Having drew blood, the ugly creature seemed excited and was ready to pounce on the rest of the group.
However, before it could react, a shadow flashed by its vision.
A slender leg with power defying common sense, smashed onto the creature's cheek, burying half of its head into the metal wall.
"Not yet, it's not dead yet…" the figure which landed back onto the ground muttered under her breath.
This figure was the main and strongest fighter of the group. Due to her ability, the rest of the group have unanimously treated this woman as the leader.
As if heeding her words, the creature slowly pried its skull out of the wall. To the group's horror, other than a scratch on its cheek, it looked relatively uninjured.
Before they could even return from their shock, a few pairs of heavy footsteps came from behind the creature.
"F*ck, what the f*ck are those things!" a tanned burly man in the group shouted in fright.
Their number of enemies had just increased to three. Compared to the numerous mindless zombies they had faced, the sight of these three alone could already make them weak in their knees.
"Shoot! Shoot them!" It was unknown who said it, but the members including the burly man started spraying their guns at the creatures. Those weapons were looted by the group when they passed by the facility's armoury.
As if to mock them, none of the creatures bothered to dodge. Except for covering their faces with their hands, they just let the bullets fly at them.
The impact of the bullets resounded on the creatures' flesh.
Although most of the members had terrible aim, they were at least able to get at least half a magazine in. However, the intense round of firing did not cause the damage they hoped for.
Somehow, all the bullets penetrated a couple inches into the creatures' bodies before stopping.
The female leader frowned deeply as she threw away the pistol in her hand. Out of all the creatures she had faced in the facility, these were the first ones that gave her this much pressure. The instincts in her body was warning her not to fight these monsters.
"Sh*t, we have to run! Give me the access card!" The burly middle aged man panicked as he tried to grab the card that was hanging on Ming Fan's neck. He knew their chances in defeating those things were low, so he wanted to escape while leaving the rest of the group as bait.
With his scrawny physique, Ming Fan obviously could not resist the man. He was dragged around like a doll and finally pushed to the ground.
His friend, Chu Sheng immediately reacted and tried to rescue him. However, before he could jump in, the muscular man quickly rolled away and broke into a sprint.
Chu Sheng's mind blanked for a moment before he cursed, "Sh*t, that bastard's got the access card!"
Out of anger, he pulled the pistol from his waist and started shooting at the man. Unfortunately, he had no experience with guns, so the bullets kept missing its target by inches. The burly man then quickly disappeared into a corner out of Chu Sheng's sight.
The female leader obviously would not have let this happen. However, being watched by the creatures in front of her, she did not dare shift her attention elsewhere.
The fact that those creatures stood there uncaring of their scuffle, prove that these things saw the group as easy prey.
In the end, she could only sigh as she watched their ticket to escaping the facility disappear around the corner.
"Take them and run back to the control room, I'll try to hold them off," she instructed Ming Fan who just got off the ground, before turning her attention back to the creatures in front.
Ming Fan gave her a grateful look and carried the injured female teenager beside him back to where they came from. Chu Sheng also trailed behind them, occasionally looking back with worry.
The female leader took a deep breath as her gaze focused to the extreme. Unbeknownst to her, the pupils of her eyes flashed a mesmerising golden shade before quickly disappearing.
As the tensed muscles in her body were ready to explode with power, the creatures in front of her did something unexpected.
One of them actually separated from the group, before moving towards the direction of the burly man.
Regardless, the leader did not feel relieved as there were still two of them in front of her.
*Boom* *Dang* *Dang*
The intense noises behind the retreating trio signified the start of the battle.
"Let me carry her instead, you're too slow," Chu Sheng took over the injured girl from Ming Fan.
As he ran, carrying the girl in his arms, he could not help but curse, "Damn bro, what exactly are those things!? They looked so creepy and strong! Can the leader even handle them?"
"I don't know…but if i'm not wrong, they're probably byproducts of this facility's human experimentation. From the looks of it, they might even have been strengthened by the mutation." Ming Fan replied as he wiped the sweat on his forehead. The thought of more of these creatures lurking around in the facility made his heart drop.