Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
“I guess they want to use the weapon to make the other bases yield to them. They’ll protect the ones who yield,” Wu Chengyue turned up his lip corners, but no smile could be detected from his eyes.
“I don’t think it’s that simple. If they only wanted the others to yield, they could have let us know about the weapon long ago, instead of waiting until now,” Lin Kui, who hadn’t talked much until now, shared his opinion. The others looked at him while Wu Chengyue and Lin Feng dropped their eyelids and fell in thoughts.
Standing by the window, Qiu Lili turned to the others and asked, “What else does he want?”
The others glanced at each other. None of them could guess out what Si Kongchen wanted.
At that moment, Lin Qiao watched the level-nine creature get back into its nest and left quietly, heading back toward the entrance of the underground realm. Duan Juan and the others waiting near the entrance found the noises caused by the level-nine creature quiet down gradually. Only after that did they sigh with relief.
The underground realm seemed even quieter after the level-nine monster finished its meal.
Soon, Lin Qiao returned safely. She looked at the others and said, “It filled up its stomach and then went to rest. It’s a miracle that the creatures down here haven’t died out yet. It has such a big appetite after all.”
The others didn’t approach the monster, as its vibe was way too strong, so they couldn’t sense how it was feeding. As Lin Qiao returned, they all looked at her curiously, waiting for her to share what she had found out.
“How many did it eat?”
“Twelve,” said Lin Qiao, “All level-eight. After finishing those up, it caught another one and brought it back to its nest to chew on slowly.”
On hearing that, people popped their eyes in shock.
Twelve level-eight ones! Level-eight beasts on the earth’s surface were rather rare, but how come there were so many of them down underground? The monster ate twelve level-eight creatures for only one meal. How often did it feed? Why hadn’t it eaten up all living creatures underground yet?
“It has a huge appetite indeed, just like the ones up there. What are we supposed to do next? Shall we keep watching it?” Kong Qingming first gave a sigh and then looked at Lin Qiao as she asked.
The mission was to explore the underground creatures, and most importantly, find out why those underground creatures suddenly went to the surface of the earth. Lin Qiao and her people managed to find the monster’s nest and roughly figure out the reasons they were looking for.
They were obviously sent up there by the level-nine one.
However, the level-nine creature’s motive was not yet known. The complete answer might not be found within a short time.
Lin Qiao thought for a moment. Staying underground for a couple of days more and observing the monster would be fine for her, but apparently, the monster wouldn’t crawl up to the earth’s surface anytime soon. So, if she intended to wait for that to happen, she might need to stay down here for a long time.
Of course, she couldn’t spend all her time underground. Since she had already figured out what happened, she decided to leave some people down there to observe the monster from a distance. As long as they didn’t get too close, the monster wouldn’t have its eyes on them.
“Xie Dong, I’ll leave you a few zombie soldiers. You guys stay down here keep observing the level-nine creature from the distance. Find out when it’ll feed again. The others and I will go back to the surface. You guys stay here and play by the ear. If you encounter danger, come back as soon as you can,” Lin Qiao looked at Xie Dong and gave him an order. He had three wind-powered zombie soldiers under his command, so flying someone up to the surface would be easy for them.
She left Xie Dong a level-seven zombie, four level-six ones, and the level-five wind-powered one who was under his lead all the time.
“Yes, ma’am!” Xie Dong and the few zombie soldiers nodded in response.
“What’s your plan?” Lin Qiao turned to Lei Cheng from Green Mountain Base and Kong Qingming from Sea City Base, who glanced at each other.
“Go home and make the report, then wait for the bosses to make decisions,” Kong Qingming thought for a moment and said.
“Same here,” Lei Cheng glanced at him and then nodded at Lin Qiao.
Lin Qiao gave both of them a glance and said, “Okay, let’s go up together. Xie Dong and his boys will stay here observing the big one.”
The level-nine creature would surely cause loud noises when it comes out to hunt again. By observing from distance, one could easily find out what was happening. As zombies, Xie Dong and his boys would be fine, as long as they kept a distance from the monster that is.
Lin Qiao once again glanced at where the level-nine monster was located and threw everyone apart from Xie Dong and his soldiers into her space. After that, she walked out of the cave and shouted, “Come here! We’re going home!”
“Owoooo!” A dog bark was heard from the woods nearby, followed by a series of swishing noises: Bowwow, Black, and the mushroom quickly ran up to Lin Qiao. She threw the three of them into the space and looked around, not seeing Red. She spent a short while searching through the surrounding area but still didn’t find the cat, so she gave up.
The cat was always like a ghost. It was missing now, but it might show up right behind her in awhile. So, she didn’t waste more time finding the cat but flew up toward the hole where she entered the underground realm from.
In the space, Yuan Tianxing saw a large group of people being sent in by Lin Qiao. “What? Did something else happen?” he couldn’t help but ask a question.
He witnessed what happened to Lin Qiao earlier, but he knew it wasn’t the time to talk about that yet. He saw her turn back normal from that weird state, but he still intended to ask her what exactly happened at that time.
“We’ve found out what we wanted to find out, so we’re going home to report it to the bosses and then wait for them to make decisions. A few will stay here and keep observing though,” Kong Qingming answered his questions.
Yuan Tianxing nodded and didn’t say anything else.
As Lin Qiao thought, not long after she left, the red cat showed up and leaped out of the ground.
Lin Qiao felt that she not only needed to deal with those underground creatures, but also had to finish off those Huaxia Base people as soon as possible. Before her own problem grew serious, she needed to eliminate Huaxia Base, the biggest threat.
Without the threat from Huaxia Base, Lin Feng would be able to manage the base and keep it safe even if something bad happened to her and caused her to leave the base temporarily. If there were something that Lin Feng could not handle by himself, Wu Chengyue would aid him.