48 Hours a Day - Chapter 911
Nellie was completely terrified. She had never seen such a horrible sight in her life. It was like a school of sharks that had detected blood around them. Those black figures emerged from the caves where they lived. There were so many of these monsters that they completely surrounded Nellie, Han Lu, and Zhang Heng. They stretched their hideous scaly bodies and swam freely in the sea. Nellie’s heart sank, and she was hit by despair immediately.
She could not imagine how the three of them could survive a situation like this. Earlier, Zhang Heng had almost used up all of his strength to deal with one of them. And now there were at least hundreds of them swimming on top of them right now! They could easily tear them into pieces.
Unlike sharks, these monsters thought and behaved like humans. No, it should be said that these monsters were more cunning than humans. They knew how to use Han Lu as bait to lure Zhang Heng and Nellie into this desperate situation step by step. Nellie’s calf was trembling, but when she looked back subconsciously, she saw that Zhang Heng was swimming towards her instead of fleeing.
Zhang Heng did not stop as he passed the two women, throwing the diving knife back to Nellie. It seemed he wanted her to continue cutting off the fishing net that entangled Han Lu. While facing this amount of enemies, the diving knife would not make a difference. After that, Zhang Heng continued to swim towards the terrifying sea of monsters above him.
To Nellie, what Zhang Heng just did was no different from killing himself. The moment he moved, hundreds of monsters above him were trigged into a frenzied state. They huddled and gathered into a tornado-like school and charged towards Zhang Heng. The leader of the human-frogfish monsters flew like a black arrow toward Zhang Heng’s chest.
However, Zhang Heng’s expression remained unchanged, as cold as the reef in the sea. Although Zhang Heng and the monsters were approaching each other, the difference in speed between the two of them was just too great. These monsters were born to live in the sea. Zhang Heng, on the other hand, sawm no faster than a turtle in his diving suit.
At first glance, Zhang Heng seemed to be the one preyed on right now. Nellie could not bear to look at Zhang Heng anymore. In the blink of an eye, Zhang Heng and the leader were less than two meters apart, and he could see the wrinkles on the enemy’s face. Under the tremendous pressure, Zhang Heng’s courage was shaken, and he thought of turning around and escape.
This was not a wise choice in Nellie’s eyes. Due to the difference in speed between the two parties, Zhang Heng might not even be able to swim for half a meter. The very next second, however, Nellie thought that she must be hallucinating. She actually saw a pair of huge wings spread out behind Zhang Heng’s back.
Nellie initially thought that the pair of wings would tear through Zhang Heng’s diving suit, but upon closer inspection, she realized that the wings behind him were just a shadow. At this point, Nellie had gotten a little numb. In the past twenty minutes, she had witnessed too many things that defied common sense. She did not know which party shock her more now.
Was it the human-frogfish monsters or Zhang Heng with a pair of shadowy wings that appeared behind him suddenly?
The human-frogfish monsters were about to land their claws on Zhang Heng, but none of them expected that he would suddenly accelerate with his Shadow Wings.
This was Zhang Heng’s trump card, saving his life during a critical moment like this. It could be used without the help of any game items. It was almost equivalent to a supernatural ability. In the past, Zhang Heng had used these to soar in the sky.
Since the Shadow Wings were not made of feathers, their unique texture made them 100% effective underwater. After Zhang Heng sped up, he managed to draw a short distance from the monsters again.
So far, the entire thing turned out just as Zhang Heng expected. Just like the gloomy seaside town, those monsters were all targeting him. Whether they were trying to kidnap Han Lu or confuse Nellie, their ultimate goal was to force Zhang Heng to show up. And once he showed up, they would immediately shift their attention to him. None of them paid attention to Nellie and Han Lu on the side, as if they were two pieces of ordinary rocks.
As of now, Zhang Heng was trying to draw as many as those monsters to one side. By doing that, he hoped to clear up the sea area above Nellie and Han Lu’s head. After he did that, Zhang Heng turned his body, drew an arc in the water, and returned to Nellie’s and Han Lu’s side.
Nellie had been paying attention to Zhang Heng’s situation. However, she did not forget what she was supposed to do. She grabbed the knife that Zhang Heng had thrown at her and cut the fishing net that entangled Han Lu.
Not long after she cut the fishing net, she was picked up by Zhang Heng. At the same time, Zhang Heng also picked up Han Lu on the other side. He held the two women with both of his hands. Zhang Heng now looked like he had just bought large bags of items from a supermarket. After that, he rushed to the surface before the monsters reacted.
The three of them were now at a depth of about 12 meters. Strictly speaking, they were supposed to make a final stop at a shallower spot before they got out of the sea. Fortunately, Zhang Heng and Nellie did not swim up too fast earlier, and Han Lu, being used as bait, had stayed at the same spot for quite a long time. Although there was still a risk of suffering from diving sickness since they ascended so rapidly, it was not life-threatening.
As compared with being caught by the monsters, getting of diving sickness was all well worth the risk. Nellie’s dive computer’s alarm beeped wildly, but the three of them did not have the time to be bothered by it. Nellie’s attention was completely on the monsters behind her.
Initially, Zhang Heng, who spread his wings, could swim faster than them. Now that he was holding two people in his hands, however, his speed had naturally slowed down. Hence, the monsters were now getting closer to them once again. In order to lessen Zhang Heng’s burden, Nellie and Han Lu inflated their BCD (buoyancy adjustment device).
And Zhang Heng, on the other side, was also calculating in his mind how long his Shadow Wings could last. Fortunately, his Shadow Wings should last long enough to support the three of them out of the water. Looking at the exit of this tunnel, Zhang Heng saw some reefs around the area. As long as they could get to the reef, the three of them would no longer need to rely on their gas cylinders. Other than that, once those monsters left the sea, their agility would be greatly reduced. That was when Zhang Heng would be able to deal with them easily.