Chapter 13 Freed
The girl in white was baffled at this unexpected scene. The giant leopard was tightly bound down by countless vines of black aura, and suddenly, with a loud bang, it heavily fell on the ground. Its massive body got embedded into the muddy ground.
She immediately came out of the shocked state, but her mind was in still in chaos, trying to figure out what just happened, and most importantly, who did it.
But it didn’t take her long to notice a shadowy figure standing on the large head of the beast that fell not far from her. She actually saw a boy who was clad in strange black clothes and was enveloped in chaotic black aura and she could certainly see his jet-black piercing eyes, which seemed to be probing her entire being. She felt somewhat suffocating in his presence and felt like throwing up, but somehow managed to hold it down.
Although she was unable to see what exactly happened, but Maya, who was still standing on the tree branch with her eyes wide open in shock, saw the entire thing with her own eyes. She saw how Rudra suddenly appeared above the giant leopard’s head, and his fearful black aura suddenly surged out of his body and completely restrained it. The giant leopard simply couldn’t react and fell prey to Rudra’s sneak attack.
The giant leopard was still alive, but it was in complete control of Rudra. Its eyes were moving wildly, trying to look at the enemy, who was able to bring it to such a miserable and vulnerable state.
“Veer, you defeated a giant leopard so easily. You are so powerful!” Maya said and rushed towards Rudra. In ordinary situation, she wouldn’t dare to get close to a giant leopard, but since Rudra was with her this time, so she felt safe.
“Veer‽” The girl in white exclaimed in her heart.
Maya turned towards her and said in a serious tone: “What’s the youngest princess of Gamsara village doing in the territory of Tamisra village? I hope you are aware of the consequences of coming here without prior permission from my village. You are breaking rules, which are specifically related to the safety and security of our villages.”
Although Maya was talking to her, but it seemed as if she wasn’t listening at all.
“Could it be that he is the so-called ‘veer’ from the legends? Perhaps it’s just his name? Why did he save me? Who is he? What are these strange powers……” The girl in white was drowning in the sea of questions, popping up one after another in her mind. But her thoughts were suddenly interrupted.
“Hey you, why is this leopard after your life?” Rudra asked.
Rudra’s sudden question startled her for a second. But, she gained her composure, lowered her face and said: “Since you have saved my life, I will not hide things from you. My name is Sunaina, I am a princess of Gamsara village. There are people who want to take my life, and they sent trained giant leopards to kill me. I went for hunting with my guards, but while we were on the border of my village and her village, when we were attacked by three leopards. We managed to take down two of them, but this one turned out to be much fiercer than the other two. We tried to escape from it and came all the way here.”
Rudra could see that Sunaina was not lying, so he didn’t ask anything else. He was just curious to know why the giant leopard was aiming for her and ignoring the other warriors.
“One of my guards is dead, two are seriously injured, I don’t know what to do now.” Sunaina further said in a low voice.
Maya suddenly asked: “Your father, the head of Gamsara village, does he not know about this incident?”
“There was an assassination attempt on my father, he was poisoned by a deadly poison by the assassin. We don’t even know who planned the assassination, but we are using a divine healing magic to keep my father alive and he is in a serious condition. That’s why I went on hunt with my trustworthy guards to find a blue fox, so that we can use its blood as an antidote to save my father. But before we could find a blue fox, we were ambushed.” Sunaina said in a sad voice, it seemed like she would cry anytime.
Rudra understood that Sunaina was in a situation and certainly needed help, but being an outsider, he couldn’t possibly intrude anymore. So he decided to not interfere and left this matter into Maya’s hands. She indeed acted like a spoiled fangirl in front of Rudra, but in general, she was a smart woman and held quite a high rank in her village as well.