There were more than ten wolves in the pack, and they were slowly approaching the group from the front. They were so large that even in the bright daylight and the dim forest, one could see the killer instinct in their ice-cold eyes.
The eight explorers were terrified and immediately panicked. Their faces turned ghastly pale as if they were confronted by a formidable enemy.
Even though they came fully equipped and had weapons in their hands, they were still ordinary people after all. Moreover, three of them were women.
If they were to encounter one or two ferocious wolves, they stood a chance, but this was an entire pack. Moreover, the wolves were bigger than any they had ever encountered!
They felt a shiver run down their spines as they held their breath. Their bodies shook violently and their legs trembled.
“What…what should we do now? We’re not at the most dangerous part of the forest yet, are we? Why is there a pack of wolves here?” The young man who showed contempt for Zayn earlier had turned white as a sheet and stuttered as he spoke.
Large beads of cold sweat dripped down his forehead.
“I-I don’t know… We’re in grave danger now. How did we get caught by a wolf pack …? It doesn’t make sense. We haven’t reached the deepest part of the forest yet, so why are there wolves here…?” The man who was seemingly the leader of this expedition had turned incredulous.
“What should we do now? I’m still young and I don’t want to die yet!” one of the women began bawling, her face filled with despair as she shivered.
The leader gulped and struggled to calm himself as he said, “We shall fall back. We can’t fight these animals with brute force.”
However, their faces froze as soon as they turned around. They were horrified to see another pack of wolves behind them, numbering more than ten.
The wolves were staring at them with bloodthirsty eyes, the saliva dripping from their mouths falling loudly on the ground. The sight of them made the explorers lose all hope.
The whole group felt hopeless when they realized how dire the situation had become.
In fact, some of them had even turned limp from fear and were utterly incapable of exerting any strength, leave alone fleeing.
“We’re doomed. We’re all going to die here this time…” The leader cracked a hideous smile.
“It’s my fault for letting everyone down and putting you all in danger. I’m sorry…”
The other members could not bear to blame the leader after hearing his apology because they had agreed to join the expedition. They were a bunch of intrepid young men who came from rather wealthy backgrounds, so they did not need to work hard to earn a living.
Their biggest joy was searching for adventure, and that was why they went on an expedition to Pineforest together. They had never expected to encounter wolf packs…
They held up their crossbows, trying to aim at the wolves, but their trembling hands made it difficult.
Witnessing the scene, Zayn heaved a sigh and felt rather frustrated. It seemed he had no choice but to make a move at that point, though it would expose his identity and alert the master fighter who had been following him.
“It’s best that all of you don’t come to this sort of place from now on. It’s very dangerous,” said Zayn.
Upon hearing his remark, everyone turned their heads vigilantly and looked at him in astonishment. They could see that there was no fear or panic on his face.
The beautiful woman asked instinctively, “Are-aren’t you scared?”
Zayn said, “What’s there to be scared of? It’s just a bunch of animals.”
The crowd of explorers was at a loss for words. The wolves were a bunch of animals, but that bunch of animals could slaughter them all.
At that point, they were even more certain that Zayn was clinically insane. Only a madman would not fear death.
Hence, they could not be bothered to acknowledge him anymore and felt they would be better off relying on themselves.
Meanwhile, Zayn did something that made them extremely nervous. He stepped forward with a long stride and berated the wolves aloud, “Leave.”
His voice exploded like a clap of thunder. It made the wolves come to a halt for a moment. They then let out enraged growls and howled loudly.
It was apparent that they were provoked by Zayn’s actions and sped up their movements to surround them.
“What the heck are you doing?!”
“Are you crazy?!”