HxH in One Piece World - Chapter 28
Chapter 28 Street fighting
The decoration of the auction hall is similar to that of the opera hall. The seats on the first floor are spread out in a semicircular shape, and where each seat faces, there is an auction platform that everyone can see clearly.
On the second floor, there are independent boxes embedded in the wall, and each box has a sloping staircase that points directly to the auction platform.
At this time, the venue was overcrowded.
Even the second-floor boxes with demanding conditions are full of seats.
On the magnificent auction stage, a calm-faced middle-aged auctioneer is congratulating the buyer who has just photographed a female slave with a passionate tone.
In the seat near the front row, Saul’s eyes were chasing the female slave who had just been photographed by others, and his wolf-like gaze swept around the sensitive part of the female slave.
Saul couldn’t help swallowing.
It wasn’t until the female slave was sent back to the backstage that he smacked his lips with regret.
Beside, Arthur silently moved aside.
“It’s so white and big.”
Saul sighed, wiped the saliva that came out accidentally with his hand, and then wiped it on Arthur’s clothes.
Arthur looked at Saul in shock and anger, resisting the urge to place the seat on Saul’s head.
Saul looked as if nothing had happened before, and the old god was leaning Erlang’s legs.
Arthur endured it, only to blame himself for having to sit beside Saul.
“In a moment, it’s probably going to be lively.”
Suddenly, Arthur heard Saul whisper to himself.
“What’s the meaning?”
He looked at Saul puzzled.
Saul grinned, and whispered to himself: “Anything that can easily touch people’s hearts…”
Arthur’s face straightened, as if he realized something.
Then he heard Saul’s next sentence.
“It’s often like shit, it’s easy to confuse some people’s eyes.”
On the auction platform, the middle-aged auctioneer opened his arms and his tone was always vigorous and powerful.
“The next product will be the last slave to be auctioned tonight. As the final product of the slave category, I think it will not disappoint you, so please have a look.”
As the last byte fell, he suddenly swung his arms and pointed to the left side of the auction table.
Along with the rumble of the wheels rolling, a cart with an iron cast cage was pushed to the center of the auction table by two powerful staff.
Inside the cage, a murloc sits cross-legged, his sturdy body is wrapped in chains that cannot be broken away.
The murloc lowered his head, calm as a dead thing.
His physical signs are good, but his body exudes a breath of defeat.
The auctioneer walked to the edge of the cage and smiled:
“This is the slave finale product tonight, Bevel Shark Man. I know that the customers who like this product must come prepared, and the customers who hate this product are not interested.”
“Therefore, please allow me to skip the introduction and go directly to the next step of product display.”
As soon as the auctioneer’s voice fell, the staff on the other side of the cage pressed a button on the cart.
Suddenly, a bright electric current rushed through the Murloc.
After receiving this electric shock, the murloc, who was still lifeless a second before, suddenly twisted his body frantically at this moment, screaming with his wide open mouth.
Because of this, that big mouth revealed his characteristic of being a conical-toothed shark man-the densely packed sharp teeth.
Among the seats, the buyers who are coming towards the murlocs are already ready to move. As long as they enter the auction session, they will raise their placards for the first time.
Katzt is one of them.
This murloc slave will be his inevitable commodity.
In the backstage behind the curtain of the auction stage, prisons of slaves were placed disorderly here.
These slaves were almost all women with first-rate looks, of course, there were also a few strong male slaves.
Regardless of whether it was a female slave or a male slave, at this time, they all bowed their heads without speaking, hearing the screams coming from the auction station, and their eyes were full of defeat.
Among these cages, there is a cage that is more like a pet box, in which a white skunk with a slender body is held.
The strange thing is that not only is this skunk not smelly, it even exudes a strange fragrance.
The skunk was curled up in the cage, his humanized black eyes staring at the human slaves present.
Those eyes that were indistinguishable from human beings didn’t even have the slightest conscious of being a caged prisoner.
He looked at the slaves as if he was looking at a bunch of poor eggs.
The night is getting darker, and the coolness comes with the wind.
Maude quietly followed the three prey.
Not long after they left, a few more drunk men walked out of the tavern and walked in a certain direction on the street.
After the men walked some distance away, Sabo opened the door of the tavern and walked out.
Without a trace, he glanced at the men who had already walked a certain distance, but they acted in a surprisingly consistent manner with Maude, and quietly followed those men behind.
In this regard, Maude, who was in the opposite direction, knew nothing about it.
He followed three prey all the way, but never found a suitable place to attack.
However, he was not in a hurry at all.
As long as the income can be ensured, it doesn’t matter if it waits till dawn.
This is one of his hunting guidelines.
Maude just hung far behind the prey.
Time passed, soon, half an hour passed.
At this time, Maude finally waited for his chance.
Seeing that the three prey finally stopped wandering, but turned into an alleyway, Maude flashed up and quickly followed.
The three men leaning back on their shoulders didn’t know that there was a god of death hanging behind them.
They walked around in the alley aimlessly, and somehow, they saw a bar at the end of a narrow alley with a light on.
“Huh, there is a bar in this kind of place?”
One of the men rubbed his eyes, a little surprised.
“Would you like to stop for a few drinks?”
He was aroused, and a few men came in awe.
At this moment, there were two shots in the laneway without warning.
The hot lead bullet pierced the air and hit the backs of two of the men, exposing two eye-catching blood blossoms, and then fell forward.
The last man who missed the shot reacted violently, and he did not hesitate to pull one of his comrades who was about to be shot to the ground as a shield, and at the same time looked in the direction of the lead bullet.
There was another gunshot.
The companion who was used as a shield added a bloody flower to the back.
On the other side of the tunnel, Maude who fired the third shot was quite surprised.
He brought a total of three guns, so he could fire three shots in a short time.
The first two shots were shot left and right, and flintlock pistols were used to hit the two prey with guns on them.
Of course, in order to harvest experience, he deliberately avoided the key points.
Then, he quickly switched [Usopp] and shot at the last prey with the knife.
It’s just that he didn’t expect that in the end the prey carrying the knife would react so quickly, and it was extremely hot, and he used his companion as a shield without even thinking about it.
Thinking that the two shot prey would bleed too much and die in a short time, Maude decisively threw away [Ussop] and rushed to the man carrying the knife who was using his companion as a shield.
The man with the knife saw Maude rushing over, his eyes changed, and he hesitated for a moment. Instead of pulling out the flintlock that was slung around his waist from his companion, he pushed his companion away and then drew the long knife.
At this moment, Maude was already close, holding a dagger and attacking the man carrying the knife.
The man with the sword didn’t retreat but moved forward, took a big step forward, and did not hesitate to raise the sword straight to Maude.
He wanted to take advantage of the length of the weapon to get rid of Maude in one fell swoop.
However, Maude was abruptly short, avoiding the straight stabbing sword dangerously, and then, two sword lights flashed by in an instant.
Maude passed the sword-carrying man, turned around abruptly, slowed down with his heels, and looked at the back of the sword-carrying man at the same time.
After a short while, the wrist and throat of the man carrying the sword spouted a bloody arrow.
The whole process to the end is between the electric light and flint.
Seeing the sword-carrying man spraying blood, Maude rushed forward a few steps, holding a knife to the back of the sword-carrying man’s waist, and at the same time pressing the sword-carrying man to the ground.
Afterwards, he quickly found a reward order from the prey that had lost combat effectiveness, and glanced at it.
After confirming the name, he immediately summoned the notebook, and before the three prey swallowed their last breath, quickly wrote down the three people’s information with a quill pen.
After writing the last word, Maude slowly breathed a sigh of relief.
At this moment, a surprised sound suddenly came from the end of the lane behind him.
Maude was shocked when he heard the sound, and removed the Hunter’s notes in a reflexive manner.
The blood stains on the note suddenly turned into droplets of blood and fell to the ground.
After that, he stepped down and squatted, drew the flintlock pistol from the waist of the prey, and then turned around and pointed the muzzle at the master of the sound.