Chapter 8: Approaching (Part 2)

Translator: Leo Editor: DarkGem/Frappe

Angele ran towards the tree immediately. The two guards did not expect Angele to hit anything, and they were confused for a second before walking towards the tree.

“It’s a single-eyed snake, a red one!” Angele checked the information about the snake before.

The small snake on the tree was about the width of a finger, and it had a bloody red eye on its forehead; that was where its name originated. The color of its skin was very similar to the color of the tree. If it was not pinned by the arrow, the guards probably could not find it.

Angele took out his sword and hit the snake’s head precisely with the hand guard. The snake fainted right after, and it stopped moving.

“I heard its eye is good for me, I am going to eat it.” Angele said in a light tone.

The two guards did not know if they should stop their Young Master or not.

Angele took out a hunting knife from his belt, and he spent some time trying to gouge the snake’s eye out. Finally, he had the red bloody eye in his hand, and he threw it into his mouth right away. Angele did not chew it, but only swallowed it.

Though the snake had strong venom in its teeth, its eye had no venom at all. The two guards decided not to stop Angele because they did not want to disappoint the Young Master.

They watched Angele swallow the eye, and they saw a weird expression from his face.

“Let’s keep moving.” Angele said, and threw the dead snake to one of the guards. The guard took out a linen bag and placed the snake in it.

The guards had no idea what was going on, and they soon heard the sound of an arrow hitting the tree again. Angele smiled, and he quickly ran to the tree that wasn’t too far away. The guards saw another single-eyed snake pinned to the body of the tree.

“Young Master, splendid shot!” One of the guards said, “We couldn’t even see the snake on the tree from such a distance.” He was surprised actually.

Angele heard the praise, but he did not say anything; he just smiled.

He walked to the tree, and retrieved the arrow back into his quiver. This time he hit the snake’s eye, and it was a mistake. If the eye was hit, it would not be edible anymore.

Though the chip could help him modify his action after finding the target, he still needed a lot of practice to master it. When he was on Earth, people were competing with their archery skills one kilometer away from their targets. They used mechanical bows, and they could hit targets from a long distance. People all had chips assisting them, so the ones who practiced more had a better chance in winning the competitions.

“Let’s move on.” Angele said.

The group of three started to look for targets in the forest, and Angele had a hit rate of 60%. The two guards were kind of used to his performance. 60% hit rate was more like an average performance in a forest with so many trees. Angele did not have the seed, and he needed more strength to unleash the full potential of his high quality longbow. He would be no threat to a strong warrior; he was more like a common archer.

Half an hour later, the two guards had their linen bags full. The bags were full of animals Angele hunted, such as squirrels, grey rabbits, and single-eyed snakes. The guards could barely carry anything else.

“Go back and put those down, I will wait for you here.” Angele said. “I am just going to take a rest here.” He threw the snake he had just gotten to the guards while speaking. Angele stabbed the snake’s mouth, and he took the white venom sac out of it before the guards put it away.

The guards grabbed the dead snake, and they looked at each other for a second.

“Hank will take those back; I will stay here with you.” One of them said.

“That’s fine too.” Angele nodded. He was kind of tired, so he sat down by a tree. He had eaten about forty snake’s eyes. He could feel there was something warm in his body, and he felt he could perform actions faster now.

One of the guards took the animals back to the castle, and the other one sat on the grass by him.

“Actually, we’ve already heard about the benefits of the snake’s eye. Someone once tried it before, but nothing happened.” The guard smiled, and he said.

“Nothing happened?” Angele asked.

“Yes, they had a bad time in the toilet, but nothing else happened.” The guard answered.

Angele nodded; he knew that this method would probably not work for everybody. The report from Zero stated that this method was only compatible to certain people. The raw eye balls of the snake had a special element in it, and it could help Angele increase his agility. People had their differences for sure, and the method might only work at a certain age range.

Angele was happy with what he obtained today. He missed several shots on purpose because he did not want to astonish the guards too much. He could easily hit every shot with the help of the chip.

“I am done for today, let’s head back.” Angele said after resting for awhile.

“Understood.” The guard said.

They went back through the route they came.

The next fifteen days, Angele went hunting every day in the forest, and the people in the castle began hearing of his superb archery skills. People weren’t surprised anymore about the huge amount of animals he could hunt every time.

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