Safe for the moment, Mike took the time to search the ground for a drop from the Spider-Monkey monster thing. He almost missed it even with a through search it was so small. It was just a thin ring of iron with a single rune looking symbol carved into it.
Pulling the dogman’s fangs and cutting off their claws took a lot of effort and only returned a few credits a piece. Mike didn’t let it annoy him. He took it as a learning experience. Now they knew some monsters gave materials they could sell to the system. They would Continue Reading →
Brandan took his last breathe looking pleadingly into Mike’s eyes, like he was begging for more time. It tugged at his heart. At the same time he could only whisper, “I told you to throw the damn knife. I said don’t be a hero, just throw it and get back Continue Reading →
After handing Brandan the knife, Mike took a closer look at the two werewolves prowling around the second floor lobby. He hadn’t really “examined” them before. The cop had turned so fast and then they’d been running. He’d more or less been caught up in everyone else’s pace.
Mike felt it was a little easier to breathe after watching the wolfman crash into the barrier and receive such serious damage. It seemed they were safe for the moment. Unfortunately they couldn’t stay within the circle indefinitely. Eventually the「System」would consider them to be attempting to cheat and eliminate them.
Mike was still grumbling about the loot he might have missed on the wolf’s body when he rounded the hallway’s far corner. Only half paying attention, he didn’t immediately see the lone zombie at the end of the new hallway.
The shop was a hole in the wall, mom and pop type setup, selling mostly stationary and hobby craft supplies.
Stepping over the zombies he’d just destroyed, Mike was feeling confident again. He’d already put the awkwardness with Jessica, out of his mind. He needed to project the strong silent type, he reminded himself. Not the bumbling nerd he used to be, but he guy he wanted to be moving forward.
Jessica set the pace and Mike was content to follow along. She seemed remarkably calm from his perspective. Determined to find her family, or at least find out their fates, while not being reckless or impatiently in a hurry.
“Should we get everyone up?” Mike asked after a little while had passed. “And do what?” Troy’s question left Mike speechless. He was feeling that way a lot recently.