The Dark King – Chapter 296
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Dudian looked at the young splitter which was honing its scythes in front of the wall of the cave. So did it take him as a similar being because he was the first existence that it saw after it was born?
“There should be other reasons. This reason alone is too unreasonable …” Dudian face changed. His mind told him that it would be too simple to explain everything just like that. Otherwise, humans would tame such ferocious existences? They would steal their pups and show themselves to it at the beginning. Wouldn’t it be too easy to tame that way?
No, it was too unreasonable.
Dudian thought of something as he looked down at his body. The hunter armor was full of blood. Previously, when he was searching for the parasitic soul worm, he had stained his armor with the blood of the splitter. Perhaps because of the smell of the blood, the young splitter took him as its own brother… But that ‘mother’ idea was nonsense.
“I believe that it temporarily mistook me. But after a long time, it would naturally be able to distinguish. If I wait for long, then I will die …” Dudian’s eyes lit up as he looked at the young splitter. He made a few steps and saw that the young splitter was still concentrated on honing its scythes. He thought of an idea.
His eyes shined, and his blood boiled as he thought of the idea. Once again, he felt hope.
“Come, come over.” Dudian picked up the dagger from the ground and came close to the young splitter. He shouted out to call it. Though he knew that the young splitter might not be able to understand his language.
The young splitter turned back at Dudian. Its green eyes focused on him. The young splitter seemed to be confused.
Dudian didn’t have experience in taming beasts, but he had met people who had tamed puppy. He waved: “Come, come here…”
Dudian went sideways while he gestured at the young splitter.
After a moment the splitter slowly began to move towards Dudian.
Dudian was delighted as he saw that his actions were bringing effect. He guided the young splitter back to the entrance of the cave. In his heart, he was calculating the time that the adult splitter took to hunt. Normally it would be just over thirty minutes. So he had about 15 to 20 minutes left before the adult splitter comes back.
However, it was possible that it would come back in a few minutes.
If he couldn’t get out in twenty minutes, then his death would come.
Dudian was calm as he looked at the gap between the boulders. He pointed towards it and tentatively said: “Hit it! Hit!” His hands shot towards the rocky wall.
The young splitter looked at him as it was motionless.
Dudian was very nervous as he saw no response from the young splitter. But he tried not to show the anxiousness to it. There was only one way, and that was to guide it slowly. He was patient as he repeatedly said: “Follow me! Hit! Hit it!” He beat the rocks with his hands.
The young splitter didn’t respond as it quietly looked at him.
Dudian was becoming impatient as he shouted in anger: “Come on! Just chop it!” He continued to tap the rocks with hit both hands while he looked at the young splitter.
The young splitter looked for a while, then slowly raised its scythes and began to cut the rock wall. The rough and harsh sounds began to echo out.
Dudian was relieved as he saw the young splitter comply with him: “Harder! With all your strength!”
The young splitter saw him stop, so it discontinued too.
Dudian was stunned. He began to beat the rock with both his hands continuously.
The young splitter saw him, so it immediately lifted the scythe like forelimbs and cut the rock.
The scythes were able just to scratch the massive boulder.
Dudian saw that the young splitter wouldn’t be able to cut through the complete boulder even if it took a whole day. However, just half a meter away from that place there was a gap. He thought that if he could direct it to cut and enlarge that gap, then there would be a chance.
“Come on, follow me, take three steps …” Dudian tried to guide the young splitter.
However, the young splitter ignored him and continued to cut the boulder in front of him.
Dudian increased the pitch of his voice to catch its attention. He moved back and forth for a while.
About a minute later the young splitter also learned to move like Dudian. It was standing in front of the gap.
Dudian was speechless. He wanted to give warm applause to himself: “Come on! Do it with vigor! Put all your strength and effort!” Afterward, he began to punch the rock.
The young splitter continued to act the way Dudian demonstrated. Its scythe-like arms were cutting the sides of the gap, and lots of small stones were extracted.
Dudian was excited. Indeed, it was a legendary monster. It’s learning ability was terrifying. It was much amazing than a human baby.
Dudian pretended to hit faster. Moreover, he knew that it couldn’t understand his own words.
The young splitter was cutting the gap and enlarging it.
Dudian saw the gap was big enough for him to squeeze through, so he shouted: “Stop! Stop!”
The young splitter heard the sound and looked at Dudian. It saw that he had stopped, so it didn’t continue to cut the boulder.
Dudian saw that it was standing in front of the gap, so he quickly rushed back to the cave: “Follow me! Come here!”
The young splitter saw him run away and took back its eyes. It continued with the previous cutting exercises.
Dudian was angered as he saw the young splitter not following after him. He picked up a claw of a monster from the ground and threw at it. Bang!
The young splitter raised its front limbs in rage and turned its head. It rushed over to the cave.
Dudian rushed into the mountain of corpses. He threw their bodies at the young splitter to divert its attention.
Afterward, Dudian ran back the entrance of the cave. He squeezed into the big gap drilled by the young splitter. He took off his hunter armor as some parts of the armor were too hard. He was accounting for space right now.
There were only shorts on him as his upper body was bare. He drilled into the gap.
The gap was too narrow. He was able to squeeze his head freely, but his shoulder was stuck because the gap was several inches too narrow.
Dudian clenched his teeth as he knew that he couldn’t back down in here and leave to die. He forced himself out as the stones rubbed his flesh and penetrated it. There was pain coming off from his right part of the shoulder. His skin should be bleeding.
Dudian crept inside like a bug. After he was able to pass his shoulder, the following parts were much easier.
Dudian moved inch by inch as his palms caught onto the rocks. The little gap in front of him was the hope that he was clinging onto.
His shoulder bumped into numerous rough stones as he crawled. Half the way trough he felt a sharp pain in his shoulder. A stone tip had pierced into his body.
Dudian growled in pain. He clenched his teeth and forced his body out. He felt that his shoulder was torn. It was the same feeling as being pierced with a spike.
Dudian roared and pushed forward.
His palms caught the outside part of the boulder. He burst with strength as his body squeezed out and fell to the ground.
A faint and anxious call came from behind the gap. It was the young splitter.
Dudian didn’t care much about the young splitter which had come back. He looked at the sun and identified the direction. He had to go to the right!
Dudian was running, but he still couldn’t help but look back. He saw that boulder which was located ten meters above the ground was shaking. He didn’t think that the power of the newborn was so terrifying. However, there was no point at looking back. He ran away as fast as he could.