Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
The person in front of the door was precisely Qian Heng, with the same stunning looks, but he no longer had the pitiful appearance. When he saw Yuan Xi, he revealed hostility and exuberance in his eyes. The moment he saw the two, he smiled slightly and said softly, “Long time no see, Your Highness Li.”
Qian Heng looked at them and licked the corner of his mouth, as his long blue hair was blown by the wind, “What a coincidence. I don’t even have to bother to unseal it. I think, even for you guys, it’s not easy to be here. However, you don’t need to bother about finding a way back, I came over here just to give you three a ride.” Snarling that, Qian Heng stretched out his hands, and the front of his elbows became ugly and thick, and his fingers, tipped with black sharp claws, pointed towards Yuan Xi and Luo XiaoLou’s side.
Luo XiaoLou’s heart tightened. He felt that something wasn’t right about the scent coming from Qian Heng. The inhibition of the exotic beast here was completely unnoticed on Qian Heng, and Qian Heng seemed to be even more powerful than before.
Luo XiaoLou tried to let go of Yuan Xi. The Qian Heng in front of him was too dangerous, and he didn’t think that Yuan Xi could defeat Qian Heng with two people on his back and his hands tied. But Yuan Xi held him tightly and didn’t let go.
Qian Heng took a step forward, then suddenly turned around and swiftly swung his right hand behind him.
Behind him, there was a man slashing at him with an energy sword. That person was dressed in brown clothes and black hair. They couldn’t see his age, but his movements were unusually swift, and in the blink of an eye the energy sword had hacked at Qia Heng’s claws, emitting an ear-piercing sound.
The brown-clothed man was shocked back two steps, and let out a “Huh?” Qian Heng’s claws were not even damaged. However, being disturbed at such a critical moment, Qian Heng’s face darkened and his arm lifted in an instant, attacking the brown-clothed man’s heart.
As Luo XiaoLou watched, worriedly, the brown-clothed man’s feet pushed, and within a few steps, he actually dodged Qian Heng’s attack.
“It’s Li Suo,” Yuan Xi suddenly said.
At the same time, a familiar voice was heard, “Yuan Xi, what’s going on with this monster?”
“Uncle, congratulations!” Luo XiaoLou couldn’t help but be happy for Li Suo. Not only was the old man fine, he was also much younger. This was what he looked like at his original age.
“Li Suo is no match for Qian Heng.” Yuan Xi frowned and stated, but he still hadn’t let go. They were too important to him and he didn’t want to let them leave his side without certainty.
“You guys go. Go tell the prince to send help!” Li Suo suddenly shouted.
Yuan Xi swept one glance at Li Suo and quickly leaped outside. As long as he reached the door, he could put Yuan Che and Luo XiaoLou in a safe place, and he would have plenty of time to come back and teach Qian Heng a lesson. Li Suo defending himself for more than ten seconds should not be a problem.
Qian Heng’s eyes narrowed and he raised his hand with a white light, and the flame of Li Suo’s energy sword was extinguished.
Li Suo was dumbfounded, but Qian Heng’s hand was already at his heart and his other hand was blocking Li Suo’s easiest direction of escape.
Luo XiaoLou, who had been watching the two of them, suddenly broke free of Yuan Xi’s arm. By this time, they had reached the door. Luo XiaoLou said anxiously, “It’s safe here now. You go and save the people. I’ll go and inform the prince.”
Yuan Xi hesitated for two seconds, finally drew his black soft sword and left Yuan Che outside.
In the blink of an eye, Yuan Xi was already behind Li Suo, and the black soft sword slashed at Qian Heng’s strange claws.
Li Suo dodged to the side of Yuan Xi and stared at Yuan Xi’s black soft sword shining with bright white flames. The black soft sword slashed down against Qian Heng’s arm, which by now, was severely deformed, into a huge dark blue arm over two meters long.
Li Suo knew how terrifying that monstrous looking arm was and waited for Yuan Xi’s black soft sword to bounce back. However, it was quite the opposite, as the black soft sword sliced through, and Qian Heng’s arm was slashed off.
Li Suo couldn’t believe that scene. However, he didn’t even have time to rejoice as the severed weird arm flashed away and flew towards Luo XiaoLou outside the door.
As Yuan Xi moved, he was immediately stopped by Qian Heng. His hair falling down to cover his face as he grinned wryly, “I made such a great sacrifice, but it was to keep you three forever.”
Luo XiaoLou could feel the tremendous Source of Consciousness power contained in Qian Heng’s severed arm flying towards him. Luo XiaoLou didn’t move when Yuan Xi yelled at him to get out of the way. Qian Heng was still controlling the arm with Source of Consciousness power, so no matter how much he dodged, the arm would chase after him like a shadow.
Luo XiaoLou controlled the desire to turn around and run away. Instead, he used the Source of Consciousness power to control the arm. Luo XiaoLou felt that he was barely able to turn around and run away from the arm. It should be manageable.
If he held the Source of Consciousness power in his arm in check, then Yuan Xi should be much safer.
Just as the broken arm was getting closer and Luo XiaoLou was about to raise his hand, and Yuan Xi glared angrily at Luo XiaoLou as he swiftly slashed at Qian Heng, who had a smile on his lips, a hand suddenly reached out from behind Luo XiaoLou.
The slender hand passed over Luo XiaoLou’s shoulder, and the silver sword in his hand went straight through the flying broken arm, which stopped a meter away from Luo XiaoLou.
“How could anyone be so stupid as you …… don’t you even know how to dodge?” A voice growled above Luo XiaoLou’s ear. And with that, a hand yanked Luo XiaoLou around and pulled Luo XiaoLou behind him.
Luo XiaoLou stared in befuddlement at the person in front of him and stammered, “Luo ShaoTian! You- why are you here?!”
The sword in Luo ShaoTian’s hand had sharply cut the broken arm into four pieces, then looked back at Luo XiaoLou and replied, “Of course …here to rescue His Highness, the Prince.”
After saying that, Luo ShaoTian looked towards the furious Qian Heng who was inside the door, and Yuan Xi who looked over and said, “Yuan Xi, I’m here. Luo XiaoLou will be fine, so don’t worry about protecting him.”
Qian Heng looked ugly and dodged Yuan Xi’s attack again. Luo ShaoTian was more powerful than Li Suo, and now that the momentum was gone, Qian Heng would have nothing to gain now except to leave. At this time, Yuan Xi stabbed him with his sword. Yuan Xi’s movements had become faster and faster, and Qian Heng tried his best to dodge to the side, but his right shoulder was still hit by the sword.
Qian Heng’s body froze, as his shoulder was pierced, then spun around the side and leaped towards the door without looking back. Each time Qian Heng landed, a melting statue was crushed or kicked away.
As he neared the doorway, two strong winds came up behind him, and Qian Heng gritted his teeth to speed up, but as he moved forward, one landed there faster than he did.
Qian Heng was stunned, the one who came after him first was actually the strange man, who desperately leaped on the step, and then grabbed and carefully moved aside the man standing at the top.
So the man was afraid that he would hurt the half-dead people on the stairs. With a twinkle in his eye, he spotted the approaching Yuan Xi, and knew that he could not be faster than him.
Thinking of this, Qian Heng’s right hand quickly reached out and grabbed Li Suo who was still on the steps.
Li Suo was taking care to keep his distance despite the rescue. However, Qian Heng wasn’t normal and his arm could be extended at will. In the blink of an eye, Qian Heng’s nails were already fastened on Li Suo’s neck.
He then quickly turned to Yuan Xi and said hoarsely, “Let me leave or I’ll kill him and then we’ll all die together.”
Yuan Xi stopped in his tracks, stared coldly at Qian Heng, and finally said, “Let him go and get out.”
After dragging Li Suo as a hostage to the door and away from Yuan Xi and Luo ShaoTian, Qian Heng pushed Li Suo away, then turned and fled outside.
Luo XiaoLou only regained consciousness after Qian Heng ran out of sight. He patted Luo ShaoTian’s shoulder, “Safe and sound. Good work, Brother. By the way, how did you get here?”
Even if Luo ShaoTian hadn’t arrived when he did, Luo XiaoLou was confident that he could have dealt with that severed arm. Of course, it would have been dangerous if Qian Heng had attacked him in person.
Luo ShaoTian had come! Luo XiaoLou felt genuinely happy, because that meant that the people outside hadn’t forgotten about them.
Luo ShaoTian stiffened, then without moving a muscle, he looked at Luo XiaoLou and replied, “After you fell in, everyone was worried, especially for the safety of His Highness, the Prince. Then Master Yan created, in the shortest possible time, a small battleship, modified with its power system for one round trip through the grey hole. I piloted the small battleship in.”
Luo XiaoLou was dumbfounded and murmured with emotion, “Master…”
Yuan Xi carried Yuan Che to them, swept a glance at the two brothers and said, “We’ve settled everything over here and are about to leave.”
Once Li Suo had recovered, he had run back just as Yuan Xi sealed the cave with the energy body. The rays that were hurting people were much less, and, having taken 125’s potion, he was now almost unaffected.
Li Suo ran over to the man he had just saved and picked him up, choking out, “Ninth Brother!”
Luo XiaoLou watched in silence, and sighed, “I didn’t expect that the people who had become stone statues would still be in there. Fortunately, it looks like quite a few of them are still alive. I think they probably need the 125 potion as well, 125- Huh, where did it go?”
Far away, a tail curled up above one of the steps and 125 shouted, “I’m- I’m here- I’m gathering things. I’m coming!”
By the time the First and Second Princes arrived with their guards along with a large contingent of temple personnel, 125 was already belly-deep through the door.
“God! I can’t believe you guys did it!” The eldest prince looked inside excitedly and then directed the guards to go in to find out what was going on and rescue the people. The temple people then went in.
The second prince, on the other hand, walked towards Yuan Xi and Luo XiaoLou in frustration and remorse, explaining, “It’s been hard for you guys. I- I didn’t mean to not come, but by the time I woke up, it was already too late.”
Yuan Xi shook his head and replied, “It doesn’t matter, we were going in anyway. Now that we’ve done what we wanted to do, we’ll be out of here in no time.”
The second prince sized up the newly emerged Luo ShaoTian and nodded, inviting him warmly, “Of course, you are free. But if you are willing to stay and serve in the palace, the royal family will give you very generous conditions.”
Luo ShaoTian listened to these words and looked at Yuan Xi and Luo XiaoLou oddly, but did not respond.
Yuan Xi very firmly expressed that they would leave District A as soon as possible. In fact not only District A, they would leave Grey Hole.
At this moment, a roar came from inside, “Don’t let them leave! They kidnapped Genesis!”
The second prince was stunned, then looked at Luo XiaoLou, Luo ShaoTian, Yuan Xi, and finally his eyes fell on the people behind Yuan Xi.
With so much at stake, both the Grand Prince and the Archbishop of the Temple hurried out.
Luo XiaoLou turned around and blocked in front of Yuan Xi, seeing him do this, the corners of both Yuan Xi and Luo ShaoTian’s mouths twitched at the same time.
Luo XiaoLou looked at the angry Archbishop and said with an expressionless face, “Bishop, words mustn’t be uttered indiscriminately. Look, which one of us do you think looks like The Creator.”
Saying that, Luo XiaoLou also took out the idol of 125’s collection. On the painting, a peaceful-looking man stood proudly, but the idol’s image combined Yuan Che, the owner of 125, and 125’s brother.
The first and second princes became confused and turned to the clergyman.
The bishop stared at the idol, his face slowly turned red. After gritting his teeth for a long time, he finally growled, “This can fool others, but it can’t fool me.”
“Fine, even if I break the temple’s taboo today, I must protect The Creator!” The bishop roared, “The statue of The Creator is indeed the one on hand, passed down through the ages. However, from the Supreme Bishop of the Pantheon, a secret message will be passed down to the next one. The secret is that The Creator is actually a different person than the one on the statue. Later on, people from the temple would occasionally enter the Gate of Miracles and realize that the miracle inside did indeed have a different appearance.”
“This made it difficult for the temple for a long time, but finally they decided not to change the idol. In the end, this truth became a secret passed down from bishop to bishop in the temple. But today, I had to reveal it myself. The Creator is the man on his back!”
The first and second princes probably had no idea that there was such a secret, and their eyes widened.
The people of the temple had surrounded Luo XiaoLou, Yuan Xi, and Luo ShaoTian.
Luo XiaoLou’s eyebrows furrowed as he opened his mouth to speak, but Yuan Xi had already refuted coldly, “I don’t know the creator god you’re talking about, but this is my brother. I can’t let him stay in a place like that. What, after helping you guys seal the gate for so long, you haven’t used him enough?”
The bishop was so angry that his face turned blue and red and pointed a trembling finger at Yuan Xi, “What kind of words are these? He is our Creator and I will never let you people kidnap him!”
Just then, Yuan Che, laying on Yuan Xi’s back, suddenly moved, as if woken up. He slowly raised his head to look at the Archbishop.
Luo XiaoLou looked on in anticipation, expecting Yuan Che to say that he wasn’t some bullshit creator god, and that it was a misunderstanding.
Yuan Che looked at the bishop indifferently, the bishop shuddered violently and knelt down, “Father, as your faithful believer and servant, I, Ivan, listen to your teachings.”
As the bishop kneeled down, all the priests knelt down, not even daring to raise their heads.
Yuan Che nodded gently and said, “Ivan, I’m leaving with him. All of you will be fine.”
Ivan’s body shook, and was silent for a full five seconds as he rested his head on the green stone floor, “….Yes, Father.”
Yuan Che laid his head on Yuan Xi’s back again.
Archbishop Ivan looked gloomy as he waved his hand, and the clergy surrounding Luo XiaoLou and Yuan Xi moved out of the way, but they still followed behind, several among them with a pious face.
The first and second princes looked equally solemn. It was no small matter for the Creator to leave his temple or country. However, it was impossible for them to go against the creator god’s wishes.
In the end, the only thing that the eldest prince could do was ask Yuan Xi and the others to stay until tomorrow morning. The people of the temple also pleaded with Yuan Xi to agree. They wanted to select some men to follow them to protect the creator god. The temple already had holy knights which had been the creator god’s faithful guards for generations.
Yuan Xi agreed, and Yuan Che also did not refuse. And Luo XiaoLou and 125 wanted to look for any clues left behind by 125’s master.
125 was sad. No matter how hard Luo XiaoLou and it looked, there was no trace of its master and brother on the statue. And so, despite despondently embezzling all the energy stones behind the Gate of Miracles, 125 continued to mope.
Finally, Luo XiaoLou and 125 went to the Grey Rat Cave, where, to their surprise, the snake vines were growing very well, and dozens of red snake vines had appeared.
125 proudly collected half of the vines, leaving the other half behind.
Luo XiaoLou had been talking about wanting to make mecha for Yuan Xi countless times during his time in the grey hole, and now that he had a lot of Level 10 materials on hand, he was finally ready to start making one.
The next day, the temple chose a group of ten holy knights, and including Ling Xiao, the palace also chose ten experts, one of whom was Ino. And Dees applied to leave with them because of Ling Xiao.
Li Jay and Xiao Qiao also applied to go with them, because they were good friends with Yuan Xi. There was also Li Suo, his ninth brother and Wang, the one who delivered the fur clothing, who wished to leave with Yuan Xi.
All of those who had been trapped behind the door, were saved by 125’s medicine, for which the palace paid a lot more energy stones and materials.
Most people were not willing to leave the gray hole since they had lived in it for so many years, and this even included some of the holy knights and experts chosen. But they were willing to leave with Yuan Xi in order to protect Yuan Che.
Luo ShaoTian did need to use his battleship now, and instead chose to enter the small shining ship provided by 125, together with Luo XiaoLou and the others.
At noon the next day, everyone left the gray hole.
Luo XiaoLou looked sideways at Luo ShaoTian and suddenly asked, “You applied to come, and your… family didn’t stop you? “
Luo ShaoTian looked back at Luo XiaoLou and said without the slightest hesitation, “No, none of them were there. I made my own decision to come in.” Seeing Luo XiaoLou frown, Luo ShaoTian added, “Don’t think about it so much, I came in to save His Highness, the Prince. No one will object. No one will dare to object.”