“Fall back!” Grunt ordered. “There are still too many of them for us to fend off.”
Leo and Grunt started to retreat but Lillin stayed behind.
Grunt noticed it and shouted, “Lillin! What are you doing? Fall back!”
“I’m not letting this village fall!” exclaimed Lillin. “Nature, please give me strength!”
Lillin charged up her rifle with all of her energy. The undead rushed towards her like a horde of wolves preying on a single sheep.
“Lillin, run! Your electric cannon will not work against them!” Grunt said while running towards Lillin to save her.
After completely charging up, Lillin fired her rifle. A strong gust of green cloud went out of the rifle which suffocated the undead. The raiders went down to their knees one by one, then died painfully and slowly. Only a handful in the rear survived the attack. Lillin collapsed due to exhaustion.
“Leo! Take care of her and make sure nobody comes near,” Grunt said. “I’ll kill all the remaining ones.”
Grunt easily defeated all the remaining undead then went back to see Lillin’s condition.
“Lillin is so strong! I never knew she had that ability!” Leo said with excitement.
Grunt nodded. “I was surprised myself. Perhaps, she is also one of the destined children.”
“Really? That’s great!!” Leo got even more excited.
“It’s still too early to say so, but at least we’re safe,” said Grunt. “Let’s go back to the woman’s house and let Lillin rest.”
Grunt carried Lillin and went back to the woman’s house together with Leo. He laid Lillin to a bed while Leo knocked on the floor where the small compartment is located. The lid opened slightly. When the mother saw that it was Leo, she slowly went outside and asked what happened.
“Are you sure?” asked the mother.
“Yes. The village is safe for now,” said Grunt. “The other villagers need not hide inside these small compartments at night and you can also ask the other villagers who left to return.”
The mother let out a sigh of relief and asked her children to go out of the compartment. “Thank you so much, adventurers! We will forever be grateful. You may come here anytime if you need anything.”
“Thank you so much, Madam. We will probably just rest here tonight and leave tomorrow once our comrade has recovered,” Grunt said politely.