Mr. Melancholy Wants to Live a Peaceful Life - Chap 94
Guan Shaoguang looked coldly at Yu Hua. Everything was proceeding normally according to his memories.
Yu Hua released his light ability, instantly depriving the levelers and the mutant beasts on the scene of their vision. Then there was a wide-ranging rain of fire and wind blades. He handily wielded the powerful attacks of both wind and fire.
Soon, under the force of the attacks, there were hardly any mutant beasts who could move normally remaining.
Yu Hua would drop a line of “Go ahead and pick your own targets,” then leap into the gorge to deal with his own mission target—the abyss level mutant beast.
Yu Hua hadn’t given the mutant beasts at the edge of the gorge a beating in order to make it easier for the other levelers to carry out their missions. It was that these mutant beasts had been guarding the gorge, not letting anyone approach the huge abyss beast. In order to complete his own mission, Yu Hua had to clear the field.
At the time, Guan Shaoguang had never thought that Yu Hua could encounter any difficulty. The huge abyss beast had actually been linked to the whole planet. It had wrapped Yu Hua up in silk-like threads like a cocoon and had meant to self-destruct, taking Yu Hua with it.
At the critical juncture, Yu Hua had absorbed the giant abyss beast’s power and had leapt up among exploding dust and saltpeter to become a high level holder of natural law power.
Yes, ordinary levelers could only attain godhood after passing level 500; but this step was too hard. If you held even a bit of natural law power, the System would regard you as a dangerous article and give you the most difficult missions. Many people died before level 500. Only a small number of people could truly grasp natural law power.
But Yu Hua was lucky. The giant abyss beast whose power he had absorbed had held a fragment of this world’s natural. Benefiting from a misfortune, Yu Hua had indirectly obtained natural law power, becoming a god before level 500.
After that, he had become an out-and-out tyrant. Everything he did was irresistible. All levelers trembled under his command. He had become more frightening than even the System.
The System still had its rules. The System strictly observed its own rules. But Yu Hua was different. His moods were changeable. You might die at any time at his hand.
Back then, Guan Shaoguang had still been a core member of Yu Hua’s team, and his best friend, the team’s deputy captain. He had counseled Yu Hua many times not to go too far in oppressing the levelers. Everyone already had it very hard under the System’s oppression.
But Yu Hua had given Guan Shaoguang a cold glance and said dully, “None of you understand.”
His eyes seemed to be beholding an ant. They were ruthless and indifferent. It was only at that moment that Guan Shaoguang had known that Yu Hua was no longer their friend.
He stood up on high, looking down upon them with his unfeeling eyes.
“So you’re a god? I can do that, too, once I reach level 500.” A thought like poison appeared in the minds of the good friends who had faced life and death with Yu Hua. When I reach level 500…
Guan Shaoguang recalled his drifting thoughts. His gaze fell on Yu Hua, who was releasing large-scale attacks to injure the mutant beasts.
He had to take advantage of this opportunity. Before the giant abyss beast self-destructed, he would slow Yu Hua’s time flow to keep Yu Hua from absorbing the giant abyss beast’s energy. This way, everyone would die in the explosion, himself included.
Unless Yu Hua unsealed 100% of his powers.
Die, or break his seal. Guan Shaoguang left no other choices. There was no other path.
It was best to resolve the battle at level 398, not drag it out to level 500. Even Guan Shaoguang himself didn’t want to experience level 500 again.
Before that, he had to get rid of that lingering ghost of a stumbling block. Guan Shaoguang’s gaze fell on You Zhengping.
Up to this moment, Guan Shaoguang still didn’t understand why Yu Hua would have chosen a peaceful life and marriage to You Zhengping. What had happened in the worlds after level 500 to make Yu Hua choose such a future?
Of course, that wasn’t important. The important thing was that Yu Hua would either die or become a god. He shouldn’t be a mediocrity.
Guan Shaoguang’s expression was firm. He shot looks at the teammates he had brainwashed last night.
At this point, Yu Hua had already gotten rid of most of the mutant beasts. He quietly instructed Xiao You: “How many mutant beasts are your mission target? Chose some that will be easy to deal with and complete your mission.”
Then, following his fixed orbit, Yu Hua said to the other levelers, “You all go ahead and choose your own mission targets.”
“I’ll be right back.” Leaving these words behind for You Zhengping, Yu Hua leapt into the gorge.
You Zhengping had unexpectedly lost Yu Hua. He was about to leap down after him without a second thought, but he couldn’t move.
It was Guan Shaoguang. While Yu Hua was dealing with giant abyss beast, he had taken this opportunity to slow down You Zhengping’s time flow.
In order to leave himself power for dealing with Yu Hua, Guan Shaoguang had only slowed You Zhengping’s time flow down to one tenth. What would take another person a second to accomplish would require ten seconds for You Zhengping.
The difference didn’t seem large, but it was enough to deal with You Zhengping. Anyway, he wouldn’t be the one doing it.
“Who has the power suppressor? Put it on him,” Guan Shaoguang said. “There are so many mutant beasts, but he isn’t in a hurry to fulfill his mission and wants to chase Yu Hua instead. He must want to attack Yu Hua while he’s taking care of the giant abyss beast and can’t split his attention. Capturing him would be a great service.”
The team members whose brains had failed under the influence of his trickery were indeed taken in. Hearing the words “great service,” they even fought over who would get to catch You Zhengping.
Guan Shaoguang had just had time for a satisfied smile when he saw some mysterious space suddenly open in front of You Zhengping. A fluffy husky jumped out of the space. Stepping on the team members’ shoulders at a speed impossible for humans to imagine, it threw itself at Guan Shaoguang and fiercely bit his neck!
After delivering this single attack, Director Ha didn’t stick around to continue fighting. Having wounded Guan Shaoguang, it returned to the space at the same speed. While passing You Zhengping, it called an “awoo” to him.
This was Director Ha’s special ability, which had awakened in order to rescue Junjun when they had been trapped by Guan Shaoguang in the little world.
Destroyer 192 had lost his special ability and become one with a husky. He had no origin ability; the husky, which had grown up in an ordinary world, had its instincts. These were the speed, explosive force, and stamina that belonged to a Siberian husky. When Junjun had met with danger, Director Ha had been able to run to him. This wasn’t because it hadn’t been limited by the rules of the little world, it was because its speed had far exceeded the limits!
The round trip only took 0.03 seconds. No one even had the opportunity to react before Director Ha stepped on them like a bridge, there and back. Guan Shaoguang, meanwhile, couldn’t maintain his special ability because of the fierce pain. You Zhengping’s time flow returned to normal.
“Nicely done!” You Zhengping put Director Ha back into the space and unhesitatingly leapt into the gorge.
Given his current power, he couldn’t deal with this many people. The most important thing was that if Guan Shaoguang dared to take action now, it must be because Yu Hua was going to encounter danger in the gorge, so Guan Shaoguang was secure in the knowledge of his own safety.
The gorge was fully five thousand meters deep. The bottom of the gorge was lost in darkness.
In order to control his special ability, You Zhengping had gone bungee jumping and parachuting. He had experienced the weightless feeling of falling. But then he’d had the protection of safety measures. He hadn’t been as helpless and uncertain as now, not knowing what was below.
A lengthy howl came from the bottom of the gorge, like a lament, like indignation.
You Zhengping couldn’t see what the bottom was. He rapidly determined based on the echoes of the mournful howl how far he was from the bottom. With a thought, just as he was about to hit the ground, he seized something like a plank in midair. This was You Zhengping’s third space, which could change shape and be used as steps.
He had indeed lost a lot of power due to going back in time, but these were all his abilities. If You Zhengping only had time, he could awaken each kind of ability once again!
Though he had grabbed onto the third space, his downward momentum was too strong. You Zhengping’s shoulder dislocated instantly. Fortunately it was his left arm, so it wouldn’t get in the way of battle. He gritted his teeth and endured it. He felt that he was only a couple of meters from the ground, so he bravely let go and lightly jumped down.
His feet touched solid ground. Unexpectedly, it felt soft. You Zhengping only learned then that what he had stepped on might not be the ground; instead, it might be the giant abyss beast hiding at the bottom of the gorge.
“Yu Hua, where are you?” he called out quietly.
He didn’t get an answer from Yu Hua. Instead, the mournful howl sounded again. This time, the sound bypassed his eardrums and went straight into his brain. A thought that didn’t pass through speech but relied only on mental energy was transmitted into You Zhengping’s brain: Destroyer!!!
No one was more familiar with this term than You Zhengping. The giant abyss beast hadn’t used language. After its idea pierced You Zhengping’s brain, it naturally turned into this term.
Only a Protector would understand the significance of this term.
You Zhengping touched the giant abyss beast with his hand, trying to convey his own thoughts. These were notions of comfort, protection, and firmness, an entirely different palette of feelings from a Destroyer. They were ardent, magnificent, full of vitality.
You Zhengping didn’t know how to transfer mental energy, but the giant abyss beast seemed to have the ability to receive strong feelings. It earnestly received You Zhengping’s convictions.
Protector? the giant abyss beast asked.
You Zhengping didn’t speak. In his heart, he recalled each moment he had spent protecting the world, his companions, and his determination to protect Yu Hua.
He didn’t know whether the giant abyss beast had understood. You Zhengping felt a sinking at his feet. He was going to be drawn into some frightening place. You Zhengping instinctively wanted to resist, but remembering the despairing cry of “destroyer,” he held back in time.
Following the draw, he arrived in a place suffused with white light. This was something like a huge cave. In the center was a cocoon made of countless silk-like white threads tied together.
Instinct told You Zhengping that Yu Hua was in that cocoon!
He went to the cocoon without hesitation and tried to touch the white threads. Countless mental pulses poured into You Zhengping’s brain from the white threads, and he was caught in them, tied up along with Yu Hua.
These white threads were the giant abyss beast’s… No, they were the fragments of the world law’s consciousness. This giant abyss beast had absorbed the power of the law fragments; that was how it had become so powerful.
The world law had no feelings. These consciousnesses were the assembly of intelligent beings within the law. These intelligent beings were former humans.
One day, as disaster approached, the world law had broken. There had been no one to protect these ordinary people. Their world had been invaded and occupied by the System.
War, plague, natural disasters, levelers, mutation… After hundreds of years of torment, most humans had been wiped out. Only those who had transformed into mutant beasts had survived. They had remained in this world and continued to struggle against the System and the levelers, not stopping until death.
No one understood this sort of feeling better than You Zhengping. If it had been him in their place, even if the world had been destroyed, even if he had become a mutant, he would still have picked up his weapons and fought the Destroyers to the death.
The giant abyss beast was created from countless hopeless people assembling under the guidance of the law fragments. Its body was linked to the center of the planet, protecting the remaining natural law power.
Among these various ideas, You Zhengping searched for Yu Hua. He called out desperately, hoping that Yu Hua would be able to answer him.
But Yu Hua didn’t.
Why wouldn’t he answer? Yu Hua was so powerful. He couldn’t have lost his will to fight because he had been controlled. Unless… You Zhengping had a bad thought.
You Zhengping had guessed right. Like him, Yu Hua had touched the white threads. Like him, he had discovered that the mutant beasts had once been human, and the levelers were the System’s executioners.
There had never been any chance of going home. The fact that he had been chosen as a leveler showed that his home was gone. During these lengthy hundreds of years of passing levels, his world, like this one, had turned into ruins and been consumed by the System.
He had no home. Not only that—under the System’s manipulation, he had constantly harmed other worlds. He was an accomplice!
Destroyer! You are too strong. I cannot defeat you, and I cannot protect the remaining natural law power. But I can die and take you with me! These were the giant abyss beast’s wild and despairing thoughts. Yu Hua, caught in the depths of these thoughts, knew that the giant abyss beast was about to self-destruct.
The impact from the explosion would destroy this planet. Not a single one of the levelers on the planet would escape.
No matter. The deaths of a crowd of stupid accomplices would be nothing to regret.
Yu Hua gave up resisting and decided to receive his due punishment. But he heard someone calling.
“Yu Hua! Yu Hua! Yu Hua!”
Each cry was more urgent than the one before. There wasn’t only worry in that voice; it also contained love.
A face that he would always like, no matter what, appeared in his mind. Yu Hua suddenly remembered Xiao You. Xiao You was still on this planet.
He slowly opened his eyes and spread out his mental senses, lightly touching the owner of that voice. Like countless times before, this person followed his mental energy to find him and hugged him tightly.
“Xiao You…” Yu Hua said quietly.
In a rapid voice, Xiao You said, “Yu Hua, listen to me, I know you’re upset, I know you blame yourself, and I know you’ve made a lot of mistakes because the System was using you. But in all these countless worlds, if there’s anyone who can defeat the System, it’s you. There’s only you. I beg you, don’t give up.”
“Xiao You, I’m not a savior, I’m only a…” …stupid butcher.
“No.” Xiao You didn’t stop consoling him. “Believe me, being upset and blaming yourself is never the way to atone for your crime. You have to live, and then…”
And then clear, and meet me in the future.
Yu Hua didn’t hear what came after “and then.” He heard a buzzing in his ears. But this time, he understood why he couldn’t hear what Xiao You was saying.
“Xiao You, did you come to find me under the limits of some space-time law?” Yu Hua asked.
At this moment, Guan Shaoguang stood outside the gorge holding the wound at his neck and frowned faintly. “This is wrong. Someone has touched my time law. If we remain in this time node, the whole little world will collapse!”
He looked down into the depths of the gorge. The energy of the giant abyss beast had been stable all along, while the person who had touched his time law seemed to be Yu Hua!
Perhaps his plan had been spoiled once again by You Zhengping.
Guan Shaoguang clenched his teeth. The moment that Yu Hua advanced a step in probing his time law, he abandoned this place and changed to another time node, right that instant.
At the bottom of the gorge, Yu Hua had just asked about the space-time law when he could no longer sense Xiao You.
He released his mental energy and searched among the gathering of the mutant beast’s thoughts, but he couldn’t find him anywhere.
Xiao You had suddenly appeared before his eyes, then quietly disappeared again.
Just like the rainbow-haired person before, he had appeared in his time without any forewarning and then left quickly; Yu Hua couldn’t find him anywhere.
They were the same person.
Yu Hua knew very well right now that he was standing at the edge of space-time law. He had touched a barrier of natural law power that there seemed to be no way to pass.
The mutant beast’s thoughts were frantic. They wanted to kill Yu Hua, get rid of all the levelers on the planet. Their voices made Yu Hua unable to think. He cried angrily, “Shut up!”
The grouped thoughts were quieted by Yu Hua’s force alone. Faced with countless hateful thoughts, Yu Hua released his mental energy: “My origin ability is ‘control.’ I can control all ‘subjects’ with my power.
“If an intelligent being gives me their ‘allegiance,’ their power will increased two- or threefold. The price of my ‘protection’ is that I can ‘make use of’ their power at will.
“If you give me your ‘allegiance,’ then, with ‘eradicating the System’ as the price, I’ll obtain your natural law power!
“It’s either be forced to extinction by the System now, or give me your ‘allegiance,’ be ‘controlled’ by me, become my power, and join in a revolt with uncertain hopes.
“Which do you choose?!”
Yu Hua’s mental energy transmitted to each thought. The rioting thought group stabilized. They quietly “looked” at the invader Yu Hua.
Should they resist to the death, or should they trust him?
The law fragment made a decision faster than the thought group.
The law fragment’s incomplete processing ability was constantly calculating. It had determined to give Yu Hua Its “allegiance.”
Tremendous energy poured into his body. Yu Hua felt the System’s controlling device in his brain, the device that could make him self-destruct at any time, vanish without a trace under the assault of the natural law power.
At this moment, he had thrown off the System’s control, thrown off the category of man, and stepped into the terrain of gods.
After the law fragment had given him Its ‘allegiance,’ the giant abyss beast sighed and closed its eyes forever.
The thought group also lost its shelter when the law fragment had given Its ‘allegiance.’ They gradually scattered.
Before each of the thoughts left, each one yearningly left behind a last thought with Yu Hua—I’m waiting.
Waiting for the day the System will be eradicated.
Yu Hua stepped on the giant abyss beast’s body and slowly flew out of the gorge. Amid the envious, admiring, jealous, and reverent gazes, he stood in the sky.
His feet landed on the corpses of countless mutant beasts. The “Tyrant” had appeared.
You Zhengping: Guan Shaoguang must die, must die, aaaaah!!! When I see Yu Hua again, will he be crazy?
Yu Hua (already gone evil): Ha.