Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
“Although my ability is not that good, it can temporarily block you.” Cheng Xiangwen sat on one knee, his hollow pupils shining with a ghostly blue light, his hands supporting the ground, and his voice carrying a subtle smirk.
Yan Qian slightly hooked the corners of his mouth, pulled the tattered clothes on his body, the smell of burnt hair lingered in the air. He stared at Cheng Xiangwen kneeling on one knee, as if he was a viper staring at its prey, “Looks like you have the confidence to stop people, really annoying, I don’t like serious men.”
“Seriousness is a very good quality, we should all abide by it.” Cheng Xiangwen said so.
Cheng Xiangwen’s ability belonged to the abnormal spatial system, different from the traditional spatial ability, he could turn a limited area into his absolute rule at any time, a circle would appear and become an unbreakable air wall, the electricity was only incidental.
“It seems you’re not a Survivor, so you don’t know what people’s abilities are.” Yan Qian cracked his mouth, “Now, let you feel the despair.”
Shen Si placed one hand on Cheng Xiangwen’s shoulder, “Do you need help?”
“It’s okay, you just stand behind me, I will protect you.” Cheng Xiangwen smiled as always, expression relaxed, “I said no problem, so there will be no problem.”
As soon as the words fell, Yan Qian’s entire body melted into a hydrogel-like substance, like a slime that turned into a transparent shape, and then this mass wriggled forward. It penetrated Cheng Xiangwen’s air barrier, and even lightning couldn’t hurt him; this was Yan Qian’s ability.
After Yan Qian changed into this state, his entire body would ignore all physical attacks, and could penetrate everything, nothing could stop him. This was why he had such a bad reputation and still lived a prosperous life, because no matter where he was locked up, as long as he became this state, he could escape.
If they wanted to kill Yan Qian, they would have to do it when he was in a human state.
Watching the Slime Yan Qian pass through the air wall, Qian Min’s eyes widened as she clutched the pepper spray in her hand tightly and kept shaking Shen Si’s arm.
[What to do?] Qian Min scribbled crookedly on the floor, [He’s coming in! Do we go up and attack? Or run away? Do you need a weapon? I have a weapon here in addition to mace!]
Shen Si pushed Qian Min down, “Don’t worry, Cheng Xiangwen should have a solution.”
Qian Min blinked her eyes, she looked at Cheng Xiangwen who was still kneeling on one knee. After Shen Si reminded her, Qian Min realized that Cheng Xiangwen was very calm, his eyes were dark, there wasn’t even any glow in his eyes, but he was still unhurried, and wasn’t even breathing heavily.
Yes, it was like he was waiting for Yan Qian to step in.
The Slime fell down from the wall and as it landed on the floor the three heard a snap, a unique sound that made Qian Min’s whole body shake. She was able to see the Slime squirm and quickly turn into a human form, and the next instant, the cackling Yan Qian regrouped, “It looks like you can’t win. You guys just stay here in peace and quiet.”
“Is that so?” Cheng Xiangwen closed his eyes, “I’m just waiting for this moment.”
The ghostly blue light emerged from his hand, as if it was an expanding tree roots stretching towards the surrounding. The ground was also covered with ghostly blue lines, the whole scene as if it was the scene of a magician’s spell.
Cheng Xiangwen opened his mouth and words came out from the tip of his tongue, “Absolute manipulation!”
“What?!” Yan Qian’s eyes widened, he instantly reacted, he quickly made his Slime transformation, but his body was wrapped in a ghostly blue light. With his Slime transformation only halfway, his half blue body looked unusually weird. Yan Qian desperately struggled, and a moment later he gritted his teeth and spoke, “No, I can’t continue transforming! How can this be?!”
Cheng Xiangwen held Shen Si’s arm and stood up, he tugged his collar proudly, “It looks like you don’t know my ability either, you believed me when I said it was absolute defense, why are you so stupid.”
Yan Qian stared at Cheng Xiangwen with icy eyes, “What did you say?”
“My ability is not absolute defense, but spatial manipulation, absolute domination of space within range.” Cheng Xiangwen face phase Yan Qian’s direction issued a taunt, “Your ability is indeed very strong, to not facilitate the form in exchange for absolute life preservation, but this will also make you lose the ability to think. It’s not a good thing to live too easily, just like you.”
“Shut the hell up!” Yan Qian let out a roar of annoyance, “I will kill you!”
Cheng Xiangwen shook his head, “No, you can’t kill me, as long as you are in this space, you will never be able to move forward.”
This was Cheng Xiangwen’s confidence, and it was also the truth.
Cheng Xiangwen’s ability was not strong, in the space he could only simply limit Yan Qian’s movement, and couldn’t manipulate further, but it didn’t matter, as long as it was limited, Yan Qian couldn’t move, and couldn’t kill Yan Qian, the result was that neither of them would have casualties.
This was the best result.
Yan Qian gritted his teeth and looked at Cheng Xiangwen, but unfortunately his teeth had long since turned into a half-slime, and instead of gnashing his teeth, he would have a half-jelly feeling, which was very unpleasant.
This situation couldn’t last, and he couldn’t spend all his time on this. If they couldn’t find the thief, they couldn’t walk out of this playfield.
Make peace? Take a step back from each other? But he wasn’t willing to!
Barely put away the twisted expression on his face, Yan Qian forced himself to crack a smile, “Little brother, since you can’t fuck me up and I have no way to act here, how about we just leave it at that, and pretend this never happened?”
“Not a good idea.” Cheng Xiangwen wasn’t stupid, “We can continue to spend time and see who can outlast who, I have a lot of time, we can still talk, I can’t see now, but there are a lot of things I want to say.”
Yan Qian stared at Cheng Xiangwen for three seconds before remembering that this man was blind, he couldn’t even see that he was staring at him.
“I’ll go first.” Yan Qian spoke word for word, “I’m leaving here, and when I’m gone, little brother, you can undo this thing, so it’s okay!”
Cheng Xiangwen pretended to think for ten seconds, then he returned Yan Qian a smile, “You go.”
The words just fell, Yan Qian instantly felt his closed perception back, he moved his arms and legs, then turned into a slime to melt out of this area, outside the space back into human form, Yan Qian coldly stared at Cheng Xiangwen, then turned to leave.
Until Yan Qian’s figure completely disappeared, Cheng Xiangwen turned his head to face Shen Si, who was watching the battle, “Has the man gone?”
He exhaled heavily, Cheng Xiangwen pressed his temples, “Hurry up, before that guy comes back and catches us off guard.”
Shen Si picked up Cheng Xiangwen, “You’re not feeling well?”
“Not only the range, the time also has regulations, after all, there is no absolute invincibility, after this, I probably can’t use it a second time in the near future.” Cheng Xiangwen shook his head helplessly, “If Yan Qian really wants to waste my time, I definitely can’t wear him out, so let’s hurry up and go!”
Qian Min hurriedly walked over to protect the other side of Cheng Xiangwen, as one of the tired people, Qian Min put her positioning very clearly.
At this time, it was best if she didn’t cause any trouble for everyone.
Just after walking around the corner, Qian Min paused violently because in her line of sight, Yan Qian was hiding there, his resentful eyes staring at Cheng Xiangwen.
“What’s wrong?” Unable to see, Cheng Xiangwen didn’t know what was happening.
“I heard it, didn’t I? You’re lying to me.” Yan Qian laughed coldly, “How dishonest, I hate men who lie.”
Yan Qian walked over step by step, his voice was still pretentious but filled with killing intent, “Now, I’ll make you die.”
“It’s better not to be so absolute.” Shen Si’s voice was soft as he looked in front of him, no emotion changing in his dark eyes, “Although I don’t quite understand why you are keen on attacking people, there doesn’t seem to be any grudge between us.”
“Mr. Shen.” Cheng Xiangwen fumbled to hold Shen Si’s wrist, “He’s not a normal person, even if there’s no grudge, he will still attack others.”
“Is that so?” Shen Si looked at him, “Can’t you really talk about it properly?”
Yan Qian’s answer was the twisted smile on his face and the dagger that stabbed over, able to kill so many people, Yan Qian himself was so aggressive that ordinary people were no match for him.
“Go to hell!”
“Actually, I don’t want to fight, because to be honest, in my opinion it’s just a very time-consuming action that doesn’t do any good and can’t be exchanged for money or luck.” Shen Si extended his hand and he snapped his fingers, “But if you have to fight, then it doesn’t matter.”
Time paused and everything around him came to a screeching halt as Qian Min clutched the mace spray in front of Cheng Xiangwen, who was trying to force himself to use his powers again.
Shen Si walked up to Yan Qian, he looked at his rushing figure, then yanked the dagger out of his hand and threw it to the ground. The metal smashed against the stone with a crisp sound, but unfortunately no one heard it.
The clock ran again, everyone continued to move, at the moment Yan Qian rushed over, Shen Si directly punched the person out, and completely caught off guard, Yan Qian’s eyes widened, the powerful force making him fly backwards two meters.
“Cough, cough.” Yan Qian smashed on the ground, a sharp pain came from his chest.
Qian Min blinked as she grabbed the pepper spray and looked blankly at Shen Si who was standing about three meters in front of her.
What? When did Shen Si go there, wasn’t he beside her just now?
“Ah!” Yan Qian let out an unpleasant hissing sound, “What did you do? Why did you hit me? Bastard!”
Shen Si looked at him with a light touch in his dark eyes, as if he was ignoring him, “Can we talk properly now? Or, do we need to continue another fight that was just a waste of time?”
At the very back, Cheng Xiangwen who couldn’t see anything smiled, even if he couldn’t see at all he knew exactly what had just happened, the completely imperceptible time pause, and the only person with the ability to move around in stopped time was Shen Si.
This was the ability that had the potential of S-Rank, ah.
Yeah why is this dude so keen on fighting people?
Thanks for the chapter! ^^
In case I haven’t repeated myself enough: time manipulation is so cool!! Shen Si’s indifferent personality makes it even cooler!!!
Actually, being able to stop time is interesting.
Thank you so much for the chapter.
It’s not only potential S rank, it’s a SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS rank. So OP. (*^*)/
Someone wants to harm you? Stop time, beat that person to a pulp and walk away, and that person won’t even know what hit them. Looking forwart to what Shen Si does with this pest. Thank you for the chapter!!!
Back in the day, I use to love Hiro Nakamura’s power. Shen Si’s ability is even 10times better…… the true master of time and space.
When you face one of those crazy killers, they aren’t going to stop for anything. As usual Shen Si is in control. Also, he has one strong punch!
I’ve been so engrossed, that for a moment I completely forgot Shen Si’s ability! 🤦♀️⌚
Thank you for translating.