My Werewolf System - chapter-221-a-red-place
Just like when he had selected Claw Drain and Controlled Transformation,
he felt a flood of information enter his head, and his body’s muscles
twitched a few times. It was as if his body was learning how to activate
the skill for him. After that, a strange energy entered his body, and it
was gone a second later.
Gary had done his utmost to pay attention to every little detail this
time, since he was still trying to figure out what exactly this system
was, and how it worked. Unfortunately, it didn’t really amount to much.
It was similar to seeing a bullet train pass by for a moment. Just
because he had seen it, didn’t give him any expertise on how it
‘Let’s see what this skill can do.’ Gary happily smiled to himself,
opening up the system and checking his skill list. Though he
instinctively knew how it would work, he wasn’t yet too familiar with
all the intricacies.
[When activated, the user’s Health cannot fall below 1 HP.
The skill will take 0 points of Energy to use.
Warning; While Last Stand is active, you’ll still continue to take
damage as normal!]
[Skill duration: 60 secs.]
[Skill reset time: This skill can only be used once a day.]
After reading the skill, Gary immediately gulped. This wasn’t what he
had imagined. Sure, it might be useful in a game, allowing him to charge
in without worrying while blazenly attacking and allowing his teammates
to help out. Unfortunately, this was real life, and there was no respawn
If all the Werewolf Warriors skills worked like this, he wasn’t too
surprised that the description of the Warrior Class had claimed that they
boasted the highest fatality rate. If the high schooler was to use this
type of skill while fighting, it would have to be in a situation in which
he was able to defeat whoever was around him within that minute. If he
failed to do so, well 1 HP meant he would be as good as dead.
The thought itself was scary, if it ever needed to come to that.
‘Come on, Gary, let’s try to find the silver lining. For one, the
skill doesn’t consume any Energy. It can also be used as a sort of
lifeline in a situation that would have killed me, like a second chance
… Yeah, in a way, this skill gives me a lease on life. If I can’t
beat someone, I can at least try to run away in that minute.’
‘Sigh, this skill would have been so cool if it could have made me
invulnerable for that one minute… but if I still take damage it’s
pretty much just an increased Health pool, isn’t it? I guess I really
should have figured out what type of skill it would have been with such a
‘Why didn’t I ask Tom before making a choice? I could have just told
him that it was part of that game… although if I do that too often,
he’ll probably get suspicious… if he hasn’t already… Should I
just tell him about the whole Werewolf System thing?’
Gary ran his fingers through his hair, as he was stressed out. The
teenager felt like he had made the wrong decision. He had been hoping for
a power up to bridge the gap between him and Jayden, but the skill just
made him aware that some situations that he might have to face could end
up very deadly…
At the same time, touching his hair, was reminding him of the other
stupid things the system had done.
Wasting no more time on the system, Gary sent a message in the Howlers
group chat, informing his friends that he was on his way. However, he
naturally didn’t take the bus, and just as planned, he jogged there.
He ran through the streets, although those who saw him, would describe
him as sprinting. If only they knew how long the boy had been running
for. Eventually, Gary came across the street that the others had told him
to meet them at.
Looking up, he couldn’t believe his eyes. It was dark out, nearly 8 PM.
When the sun went down, this place looked completely different. Neon
glowing signs were turned on and flashing, and the single street was
filled with people who were walking up and down exploring the place.
Even the people who could see walking on the very street seemed different
to those that Gary would normally see in slough. They carried confidence
in their steps.
It looked so pretty, Gary had never seen so many neon light signs in his
life, but when looking at the street itself and those on it, he realized
the reality of what this place was. The streets were filled with pretty
girls standing outside the restaurants. They were wearing skimpy dresses
such as air hostess outfits, red little devils, and all of them had extra
The girls would frequently whistle at those who passed them, holding up
signs stating what their rates were. Of course, there were a few
restaurants that were still operating as restaurants between these
establishments, but the street had undeniably turned into a red-light
Gary was at the entrance of the street, where up above he could see a
large sign that showed the entrance called Burnham street.
“Hey, you made it!” Marie shouted, with a big wave and a smile on her
face. The rest of the group were soon behind her as well.
“Yeah.” Gary said, still taking in what he was seeing. As a
sixteen-year-old teenager, he had never quite visited a place quite like
“So did everything go okay?” Kai asked casually, but Gary wasn’t in
the mood to answer because seeing the whole place, he had a question of
his own to ask.
“Are you… planning for us to take over this place, Kai?” The
Howlers gang leader wanted to know. “I mean, if we take out the gang
here, it means that we would then run this place, right? Do you intend
for people to still do… all of this?”
The others looked at Kai nervously because based on what they knew about
Gary, they had already assumed this to be his reaction. Kai was the
Brain, whereas Gary was the Muscle. Without one, the other couldn’t
work. For the Howlers to work, they needed both.
Unfortunately, Kai had already told him his own stance about what he
intended to do…