"… So it can fly too, huh." Liu Ying could not hide the disbelief in her voice.
Bloed smiled and readied his sniper rifle again. He then started to shot down the flying monsters still chasing after them.
In less than five minutes, all the flying monsters had been killed and Leto had left the horde of monsters behind.
"Sigh… It was close." Bloed wiped a drop of sweat off his forehead and returned Tito to its puppy form. "Damn, I was not expecting an A-Grade."
"We underestimated the monster controlling the horde. Until now, our database did not have information on it controlling A-Grade monsters." Regina nodded.
Bloed smiled bitterly. "Fortunately, Leto can fly. Although escaping like that leaves a bad taste in my mouth."
Regina just shook her head and refused to answer.
After hearing their conversation, Liu Ying calmed down and seated across them. She then looked at Bloed and frowned.
"I don't understand, why did you wait until a powerful monster appeared to fly? Would it not been better to escape flying since the start."
"Oh? Are you curious?"
Liu Ying frowned. "You don't have to tell me if you don't want to."
Bloed did not mind Liu Ying's attitude. He could understand where it was coming from knowing that she lost all her family not long ago.
But Regina showed a displeased expression. Fortunately, Bloed spoke before she could get the rude girl in her place.
"Unfortunately, Leto's flight is not unlimited." Bloed explained
"Although I designed a way to supply Leto with energy constantly, the flight mode consumes more energy than it can produce. Leto's reserves of energy will be used up in half an hour and we will be forced back to the ground again. Moreover, it will need three days to recover its reserves of energy and at least one day to be able to fly again."
"Yes." Bloed nodded. "We will be unable to use this method of escape until one day later. But don't worry, half an hour is enough to get us hundreds of kilometers away from the horde."
Leto used an anti-gravity engine to fly, and it could reach 400 km/h. It was slower than an airplane, but it was the most Bloed could get taking into account all the functions he had added to the wolf.
It was enough, though. Only A-Grade individuals could reach such speeds, and only during short bursts of speed. Of course, it was different if it was a monster or ESPer specialized in speed, or a flying monster.
"… Hey Bloed, does Leto can do anything else?" Liu Ying asked curiously.
"Why? Are you curious?"
Liu Ying looked at Bloed and scoffed. "You don't have to tell me if you don't want to."
Bloed shrugged and smiled mysteriously. Liu Ying wanted to punch his smiling face badly, but she was not confident she could beat him.
Moreover, there was nothing wrong with Bloed hiding Leto's abilities. After all, a trump card was much more valuable when fewer people knew about it.
Half an hour later, Leto's flight finally reached its end.
"Good work, boy." Bloed patted Leto's head. The wolf snorted in pride and lay on the floor to recover its energy.
Meanwhile, Bloed checked up Leto's state.
"How is it, master?" Regina asked, not minding that Liu Ying was paying attention to their conversation.
A frown appeared on Bloed face. "Leto lost 4% of its nanorobots during the chase. Fortunately, the energy core was undamaged."
Regina sighed in relief. "4% is good. We can restore it back to normal quickly."
"Yes." Nodded Bloed. "But we can't afford to repair it now. I fear the monster horde will not give us that time."
"… Do you think they will continue chasing us?" Regina asked.
This was something Bloed was wondering too. However, he had the feeling that the monsters would not give up so easily.
For some reason, the mastermind behind the horde seemed determined to eliminate all the humans from the exiled lands.
Bloed thought for a moment and closed his eyes. He connected his eyes to the satellite in space and observe the situation of the monster horde.
Just as he expected, the horde was still chasing after them.
Bloed shook his head and sighed. "They are still after us."
Liu Ying's face changed. "Seriously? Why are they so insistent?"
Regina shot a suspicious look in Liu Ying's direction. "Maybe the demon took something from them and that is the reason they are chasing us."
"You…" Liu Ying took a deep breath and swallowed the words she wanted to say. Fighting would only make things harder to bear. Moreover, she was sure that Bloed would take Regina's side in the case they fought.
Bloed smiled wryly and shook his head. "Regina, stop it. You know that is not the reason..." He then thought for a moment before shrugging. "I can think of anything... Let's talk about it later. Regina, prepare our lunch. We will depart when Leto recovers enough energy to continue."
Regina nodded. "Understood, master. Do you want to eat something in particular?"
"Fried chicken with french fries?"
"Okay." One second later, the portable tent had appeared beside Leto.
In minutes, the mouth-watering smell of fried chicken assaulted Bloed's nose.
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