Philip thought that he and Panther could just stay in the hotel, as they had already planned to avoid the guards and head to the hotel. However, at this time, something dropped from one of the guards’ hand.
It was not anything important but a piece of armor he got from the Square Cage. It was an important part of the armor that they could use to upgrade their armor.
When he passed by Panther and Philip, the thing fell to the ground.
The guard glanced at Philip and Panther and immediately knew that they were civilians. Otherwise, they would not be wearing such ordinary clothes, not even simple armor.
The guard raised his eyebrows and yelled at Philip, “You, pick that up for me.”
He seemed used to bossing others around, so when he spoke to Philip, he was not polite at all.
Seeing Philip motionless, just standing there looking at him, he was immediately unhappy.
As he walked toward Philip, he cursed, “I’m talking to you. Are you deaf?”
Seeing this, Panther immediately picked up the part and stuffed it into the guard’s hand.
“I’m really sorry, sir, my little buddy isn’t right in the head. Please forgive him…”
Hearing that, Philip immediately realized that Panther was cold on the outside but warm on the inside. Once he had decided to help out, although his tongue was sharp, he would not ignore Philip. However, the guard refused to accept Panther’s help.
He knocked the part away from Panther’s hand, let it fall to the ground, and snorted coldly.
He said, “Am I talking to you? Who do you think you are? How dare you touch my things?”
The guard was not just being rude but bullying now.
Philip felt very uncomfortable. He did not expect that the middle floor was worse than the lower floor, especially the people with a bit of status who would trample on other people’s dignity as much as possible. The guard did not intend to let them off but wanted to fight them until the end.
He said to Panther, “Get out of my way, you ignorant fool!”
He then pointed at Philip and said, “I want you to pick it up for me right now.”
His tone was clearly threatening.
Panther glanced at Philip, signaling Philip with his eyes to pick up the part quickly.
Philip did not want to cause trouble either. He wanted to choose to resolve things too. After all, this was not the lower floor and they should not be here at all. So Philip lowered his head and reached out to pick up the part on the ground.
However, before he could touch the part, the guard stomped on Philip’s hand.
Philip frowned and avoided the guard’s foot. He looked at the guard coldly.
When the guard saw this, he kicked Philip.
“What are you looking at, you lowly civilian? If you look at me again, I’ll gouge your eyes out!”
Philip turned sideways and avoided the other party’s kick.
Seeing that, the guard still refused to give up and punched Philip in the face.