Bestial Blade Chapter 16: Silver Fang

Last Updated on August 17, 2020 by Lizonka

This chapter was last updated on August 17, 2020

This man’s voice had just fallen when another voice spoke. A slightly older beastman came in. Half of his hair was gray, but his back was still straight, and he had one eye.

The one-eyed man glanced around the cramped guest house. There was a surprised look on his face when he noticed the young sub-beast who was not supposed to be there. At last, his eyes fell on the man who obviously came in with the same purpose as him. He said, “In front of so many friends, I had intended to eat alone [1]. Young man, you have a good hand.” [2]

The shirtless man looked at the one-eyed old man with a smile. He showed his claws, and said simply and roughly, “I can have two hands.”

Hua Yi’s mind was going through a million thoughts, but he simply blinked, turned around, and put on an ignorant and stupefied look as he exclaimed: “Oh my god, grandpa… were you talking to me just now? This… were you all looking for me?”

He had already let go of the young sub beast and stepped back a few steps. He shrunk into the corner of the wall. He looked at them and said timidly, “There is a beauty in this room, but you all turn a blind eye to him and come to me. What is wrong with you people?”

The beastmen had always regarded bravery as their virtue. Even those exotic flowers, who were not brave by nature, would try their best to be tough and act as if they were great. It was really rare for a beastman to curl into a ball and put on a scared look.

For a moment, the one-eyed old beastman thought that the information sent was wrong. “That thing” couldn’t be in the hands of this man. He had lived for so many years, and he had never seen such a man who would defile his honor.

However, the shirtless man didn’t move at all. Even when Hua Yi took off his pants to show that he didn’t have that thing they were looking for, the man continued to believe in his source. He took another step forward, and his claws, reflecting the fire, gave out a terrible cold light in the darkness. He lowered his voice and said word by word: “Don’t talk nonsense. I know that it’s in your hands. I also know that you’re Silver Fang. What kind of garlic are you pretending?!” [3]

Hua Yi widened his eyes and bared his teeth. “What gold teeth and silver teeth? My teeth came from my parents [4]! Bah, if Laozi [5] was a big shot, I wouldn’t need to sleep in the guest house in the wild in the middle of the night. If you were pretending to be an arrogant idler, I will slap you to death.”

When the shirtless man listened to his words, his claws quickly closed in. The hard fingernails made a crippling sound that made people’s teeth ache. Hua Yi looked frightened. He rushed to a corner of the room and felt for a cloth bag in his arms. He grabbed something from inside it and pointed it towards the shirtless man. “You! Don’t come here! If you come here, I won’t be polite. I will poison you, do you believe it?”

The beastmen by the entrance looked at each other.

Sitting on one side, the young sub-beast, who had been a little dull and very out of state, finally yawned. He slowly reminded him: “That’s a steamed bread.”

Hua Yi said “oops” and hurriedly put the ridiculous steamed bread back into the bag.  “I got it wrong, but I tell you, I am poisonous. Really, believe me…”

The shirtless man lost his patience and strode forward to capture Hua Yi. However, the one-eyed beastman stopped him. The eye of the old beastman, which was a class by itself on his face, was very bright. It looked like the eyes of a bloodthirsty beast, shining with a cold light.

The one-eyed beastman smiled at his competitors who had come out halfway. In a soft voice, he said, “My brothers are too much for not paying attention to me.”

The shirtless man said nothing. He raised his claws and struck at the old man. The two people started fighting on the spot in the small house.

Hua Yi held his head in his arms and yelled, “A fight! A fight! Someone’s gonna get killed. Help!”

He caught a glimpse of the young sub-beast, who was still firmly sitting despite the glints and flashes of cold steel. It was as if his butt was glued to the ground. He couldn’t help but hold his own wrist [6]–was this sub-beast a good-for-nothing?

Just then, the young man happened to look at him. Hua Yi quickly winked at him to signal him to stay away. But even until his eyes were cramped, the sub-beast still couldn’t understand him. He still sat there casually. For several times, he was almost caught up in the fight between the two beastmen. He had no sense of crisis. He blinked curiously and concentrated on studying the varying expressions on Hua Yi’s face.

Hua Yi finally couldn’t stand it. He rolled his eyes while still curled up like a mouse.

“Don’t fight! Don’t fight!” Hua Yi stood up and shouted.

At the same time, the claws of the red-skinned shirtless beastman pierced into the shoulder of the one-eyed old man. The old beastman’s shoulder quickly turned into a thick hide, but his expression still distorted. He shouted, raised his long sword and swung it down.

Hua Yi smirked. The beastman who were by the entrance peeked inside and wondered if they should intervene or continue waiting for orders. Hua Yi said, “Ah, stop fighting, I can let you search me. What could I possibly have…”

As he said this, he really took out a small parcel and spread it out. The two men who were fighting didn’t notice this. Those standing by the entrance were already in a hurry. They looked at each other, and then squeezed into the narrow door at the same time. As a result, they collided into each other. Then, seemingly having come to an agreement, they suddenly transformed into monsters at the same time. They bit and fought each other.

The shirtless beastman saw that Hua Yi had opened his package, and his attention was quickly divided. He was still caught up in the fight with his insidious and experienced enemy. A sword chopped down his claws that were larger than a human head, and it flew out dripping with blood. A shrill scream rang out, and the bloody beast fell before the young sub-beast, narrowly avoiding his calf.

The young man readily shrunk his legs to avoid the splatters of blood. When he glanced at Hua Yi, he caught sight of the man trying to hide a strange smile on his face. He concluded that this person was very capable and that he was in no danger at all. Then he yawned again, closed his eyes, and leaned against the stone wall so he could sleep!

Fortunately, everyone in the scene were very busy. No one paid attention to this strange young sub-beast. The leader of one group had his claws cut off, and the beastmen outside immediately went into the house. However, the wooden house was too small for such a chaotic melee. Soon, the two sides completely fought together and forget about Hua Yi.

Hua Yi was anxious that the situation wouldn’t be chaotic enough [7], so he pointed to the beastman with the “broken arm” and yelled, “Here’s all my stuff. Why are you guys so strange? What do you want me to hand in! Which petty thief planted their stolen goods on me? Oh… I just remembered! The one who stole your wife’s clothes that day was that man. Heaven has wronged me! You said that, even while sitting, your wife’s butt could kill a donkey. Aside from the blind old man, who else could beat her?”

The young man who had his eyes closed smiled when he heard this. He continued to listen to Hua Yi spouting nonsense: 

“Just for the stinky lady’s broken skirt, you had people chase me for such a long time in the heavy rain. What are you trying to do? Do you envy me for being more handsome than you? You motherf****r! ”

At this time, the old beastman finally got out of the scuffle. His hand turned into a claw and grabbed Hua Yi’s chest. “Utter rubbish, you give me…”

Before he could finish his words, Hua Yi abruptly raised his hand and a large amount of white smoke flew in the old man’s eye.

The old man cried “Ah!”, but then hurriedly shut his mouth as his vision blurred.

The sound of Hua Yi’s jeer came from within the smoke. “I warned you not to come here, else I would poison you.”

The old beastman would’ve thrown all caution to the wind, but this time he had to surrender. He was about to retreat when he ran into a man who was fighting inside the house. When he stumbled, he felt his throat was cold, and he couldn’t stand still. A deep male voice rang in his ear, and the man seemed to be sneering. When he finished laughing, the one-eyed old beastman couldn’t hear anymore.

Dead people hear nothing.

No one knew what the white smoke in the room was made of, but it was clearly not poisonous. It just didn’t disperse for a long time.

Only screams and shrill cries could be heard inside the smoke, making the scene even more chaotic. There were about twenty beastmen going in and out of the house, and they were all about to roll away like balls. They couldn’t differentiate the enemy from their comrades. Some of them wanted to go in, some wanted to go out, and some of them fell on top of each other by the entrance.

After a while, the smoke dispersed, and the survivors finally saw the situation inside the room.

There was a corpse lying in one place. The man, who had been hiding in the corner, stood in the middle, holding a nine-inch long dagger in one hand and a claw in the other. Blood dripped from his fingers. He lowered his head and licked the blood on his claws. He glanced at the stunned faces of the people outside the house, laughing: “I have nothing left. There are only a few pieces of bud sugar left in the package. Are you still going to rob me?”

No one knew who first said “Silver Fang” in a low voice, but the beastman who had been standing in the front had just stepped into the house when he suddenly stumbled back a few steps. He looked at the bright silver beast marks on Hua Yi’s claws like it was some kind of ghost.

When they were incited by their brave leader to chase after “Silver Fang” in the heavy rain at night, they felt no fear and had no bloodthirsty desire. However, as they watched the leaders of both sides die because of this person, they all agreed that this legendary silver beast marks will become a nightmare.

These “brave” beastmen, who were good at group fighting, looked at the corpse on the ground and finally couldn’t pretend to be courageous. They ran away,

It was not until the chaos inside the guest house receded that Hua Yi groaned and stumbled, kneeling on the ground with one knee. His claws transformed back to human hands, and he grasped his chest, where a layer of shallow blood was seeping in through his clothes.

Translator’s Notes

1 独吞 (dú tūn) – to not share with anyone else. Return ▲

2 有一手 (yǒu yī shǒu) – “to have skill” or “to be skilled.”  Return ▲

3 装什么蒜 (Zhuāng shénme suàn) – to pretend to be garlic is to feign ignorance.  Return ▲

4 Hua Yi’s title is 银牙 (yín yá), where the second character 牙 (yá) can both mean teeth or fang. I first translated Hua Yi’s title as Silver Teeth, but for a war title, I realized it sounds really awkward. I had hesitated to use Silver Fang before because it’s the same name as that old guy in One Punch Man, but oh well… Return

5 Laozi – you guys probably already know this… It’s how one would call themselves when they’re exerting superiority.  Return ▲

6 扼腕 – to hold one’s own wrist (in disappointment or excitement); to swear. Return ▲

7 唯恐天下不乱 – To wish for disorder in order to achieve one’s own goals. Return ▲

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