Chapter 29: Taking Sides

Glenn had been walking for the past two hours and yet, there was no sign of his fellow vampire hunter.

Just where you went…?

Lechary…

Please be safe…

He stumbled on through the scrub in the dark.

He knew that he could not disappoint Lechary again. He owed her one after she saved his life during the ambush at the church.

Should I call for reinforcement…?

But…

That would mean that I am not doing my job well…

And also getting Lady Lia involved…

And jeopardising her safety…

No…

That's way too risky…

I can't do that…

Glenn shook his head vigorously.

Then, he caught sight of it. The flickering flames.

There must be a village nearby from here…

It will be dangerous if Lechary goes there…

People could get seriously hurt…

The vampire hunter continued to make his way to the village with the hope that he will meet Lechary as well as Zero too.

He arrived there in no less than fifteen minutes.

The village was partly deserted since most of them were in their own houses.

Glenn strode past the rows of huts, his eyes wandering to find any signs of Lechary.

However, there was nothing out of the ordinary.

" Glenn! "

Glenn grinned at Zero and waved him over.

" Zero, finally! I thought I had to find you as well. "

The other vampire hunter's eyes narrowed to slits as he glared at Glenn.

" I don't need to be found, Glenn. "

The twenty-year-old laughed.

" Can't take a joke, huh? "

Instead of answering, Zero chose to ignore him.

After a few minutes, he decided to do something. Zero knew that he could not just stand there and wait for something to happen. He had to prevent it.

" I'm going to look around, " the vampire hunter told Glenn. " I think you should do the same too. "

Lady Lia felt susceptible and nude. Without the main hunters in the Association, the whole organization was at its weakest. She was afraid that the enemy also knew about this.

They would surely exploit our weakness…

If not now, soon…

And when they do…

" LADY LIA! "

The director looked up, alarmed.

It was an officer from the Management Section.

" What's the matter? " Lady Lia demanded.

" I'm sorry for the rude outburst but there appears to be a predicament, my Lady. We have received a facilitation message asking for aid from a certain school by the name of Cross Academy. It seems that this school is being attacked by an anonymous adversary. "

" What?! " she gasped.

" Should we bring in the corroboration, my Lady? " he asked her.

Lady Lia became inarticulate. Her mind drew a complete blank. She did not know what to do.

What should I do…?

First, the threat messages…

Now, this…

The danger is closing in…

Almost too quick that we cannot react in time…

Is that what they want…?

If only Lechary and the other two boys were here…

Then, things would have been different…

It would become a different story altogether…

What in the world is happening…?

" My Lady? "

The officer was still awaiting orders from her.

" Yes, I think we should bring in the reinforcement right away. Keep the number of casualties at the minimum. "

" Yes, my Lady. "

The officer saluted her and left to carry out her orders.

After all…

There are innocent children there…

Human beings like me…

They are only in the way of everything that is happening...

Things that are happening all around them…

That they are not aware of…

This mistake might even cause them their lives…

And others as well to be lost…

The Necromancers must not win this war…

Note from 'moi': This story will be on hiatus because I've run of ideas and won't continue it unless I do have something in mind. Also. I'm currently working on another story Light's Forgotten Child (Hunter X Hunter fanfic). Do feel free to read it if you want to. I want to advise you readers when you review this last chapter to put it on story alert if I do update. Sobs So sorry for the inconvenience caused.