Chapter 630: Did I Say That?
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
“Number Five, that’s something Ling Lan should be thinking about.” Number One’s voice echoed in Number Five’s ear like thunder and instantly woke Number Five up.
Number Five rubbed his face and said apologetically, “Sorry Number One, I was wrong.” Although Number Five seemed to have the most perverse mentality, he was actually the instructor out of all ten of them who cared about Ling Lan the most. Of course this had something to do with having such a talented disciple like Ling Lan who would only appear once every few centuries. Ling Lan was Number Five’s most prized disciple. He was very satisfied and proud of her.
“Little Four’s evolution is directly related to Ling Lan. What Little Four evolves into in the future would actually depend on Ling Lan. How or why he will get to that point, whether the road is hard or easy, it would all be based on Ling Lan’s nurturing. You and I don’t have the qualifications to meddle with his evolution.” Seeing Number Five’s mood, Number One’s tone became softer.
Number Five laughed bitterly, “Then we should just watch?” They clearly knew that Little Four’s evolution would bring harm to Ling Lan, but they couldn’t take the reins?
“Yes!” Number One looked towards the far reaches of his plane. After a long while he finally said, “I believe in Ling Lan! She can do it.” His disciple wasn’t going to disappoint him.
Number One’s words calmed Number Five down completely. After a short while he said, “Number One, maybe you’re right.”
After he said the previous statement, Number Five left Number One’s spatial plane. Number One looked towards the endless void then closed his eyes…
When Number Five returned to his own spatial plane, a familiar, beautiful and slim silhouette suddenly appeared in front of him.
“Number Nine? I hardly see you come by. Could it be that you missed your elder brother?” The surprise in Number Five’s expression vanished instantly. His face now had a cynical smile that could not be easily forgotten and spoke in flirtatious manner.
The coldness exuding from Number Nine’s body became even heavier. She looked at Number Five coldly and saw that Number Five was starting to feel perturbed. However, the more Number Five was perturbed, the brighter his smile was. It was as though he had some perverted thoughts…
Number Nine hated this quality of Number Five and snorted coldly, “I came to the wrong place!” Afterwards, she flicked her right hand and instantly sliced open a spatial tear and left this space.
Number Five watched as Number Nine disappeared into the spatial tear. He rubbed his forehead and said to himself, “Came to the wrong place? Who is she trying to lie to? Number Nine came to me for a reason, but what is that reason?” For the first time, Number Five felt that he wasn’t smart enough and actually couldn’t guess the reason why his younger sister Number Nine had come…
Number Nine returned to her own space in dismay. She originally thought that Number Five’s inquires towards Majesty Four were for the sake of Ling Lan. This made Number Nine felt grateful towards Number Five, thus she wanted to thank Number Five in person. Now that she thought about it, she was really too naive and thought too well of Number Five.
Seeing the perverted and sinister smile on his face, the reason he was probing on Ling Lan’s situation was probably to satisfy some perverted needs of his own and not for Ling Lan’s sake… After thinking about how she almost wasted her heartfelt gratitude, the coldness exuded from Number Nine’s body became even colder.
In the future, she would definitely not put up a nice front towards Number Five… No! She will not even talk to that pervert Number Five!
Ling Lan picked up the communication bead on the ground and asked Little Four to continue keeping the 9th Elder’s spiritual power intact. Then she slowly walked towards the young man’s group who were all hurt from the shockwaves.
Those people looked at this extremely young Domain expert with fear and terror in their eyes. Most of them believed that this young man definitely used some sort of medicinal agent to change his appearance. But these people had forgotten that although there were medicinal agents that could change a person’s appearance, but it wouldn’t make an individual seem too far off from their actual age. For example, a young person would not suddenly become an old man and an old man wouldn’t suddenly become a young man…
Ling Lan bent down and showed her right palm with the communication bead on it and asked, “What is this?”
The young man didn’t say anything and pretended as though he didn’t hear anything.
“You don’t want to tell me? Then there isn’t any reason for you to live.” Ling Lan said indifferently. She then stood up. The ice shards around their bodies slowly began to cover their entire body.
The young man’s face paled and he slowly closed his eyes, silently waiting for death to come to take him away. He didn’t think that his plan to move up in the company in the end would actually dig his own grave. He was unwilling to die. He was still young and had a limitless future. He didn’t want to die just yet… However, he couldn’t betray his organization just for a chance to live. That would make him disdain and loathe himself.
However, not everyone had this realization. When these people felt that their hands and feet had been frozen and the coldness slowly crawled through their bodies, they began to struggle.
The feeling of watching oneself slowly reaching to the brink of death was tormenting and could easily cause a person to fall apart mentally.
As expected, one of the middle-aged men couldn’t endure the pressure anymore and instantly shouted, “It’s a communication bead!”
The young man immediately opened his eyes. His eyes were full of criticism and rage. As trusted members, how could they betray so easily like that?
The statement of the middle-aged man also broke the mental endurance of the men. A few other middle-aged men also shouted, “That’s right, it’s a communication bead.”
Ling Lan half-smiled at the angry young man. As expected, he was still a hot-blooded youngster and was willing to spill his own blood for his dreams. This youngster probably wouldn’t even care if he paid the price with his life. She glanced at these middle-aged men with joy. Fortunately, these people had already lost that passion. They were people that understood how valuable life was as compared to anything else. Otherwise, she wouldn’t be able to force anything out from these people.
Ling Lan snapped her finger and the ice that originally frozen their hands and feet had disappeared into thin air. After seeing that their hands and feet had returned to normal, these people were instantly overjoyed.
“Does every one of you have a communication bead?” Ling Lan asked.
Since their psychological defense were broken down already, they would answer every question obediently, these individuals knew the cat was out of the bag and didn’t hide anything anymore. They all nodded to show that she was right.
“Give me your communication bead and let me have a look.” Ling Lan said calmly.
Not long after, these middle-aged men handed over their communicator to Ling Lan. Ling Lan randomly took one. Little Four spoke to Ling Lan in her mindspace, “Boss, these are different from the communication bead you picked up earlier.”
“Do they have a function that changes its shape?” Ling Lan inspected the communication bead in her hand closely and actually saw the difference. It seemed that only the people that understood how it worked or the people who created these communicators would be able to tell the difference. Which also included Ling Lan’s Little Four.
Little Four nodded and said, “Yes, the material used to make these communication beads are very common. The two communication beads from before were created using special materials. Unfortunately, I didn’t find this type of material on the market. This type of material is probably controlled by the government and is very scarce. Otherwise, it isn’t possible that Domain warriors are the only ones qualified to have.”
After saying all this, Little Four was squirming around as though he had something to say. However, in the end, Little Four didn’t say it.
Little Four’s odd behavior was of course seen by Ling Lan but she ignored it. She looked at the communication bead in her hand once again. Three communication beads suddenly appeared in her hand. The two new beads were the two that Ling Lan had picked up earlier.
“Since there’s no use for them, then I won’t be needing them.” Ling Lan suddenly whipped her arm and three shadows flew out from her hand, smashing into the wall in front of her.
“Ah, no!” Little Four and the middle-aged man who gave the communication bead both shouted.
After a bang was heard, the communication bead was instantly shattered into pieces. The face of the middle-aged man paled. He had already foreseen what kind of miserable life he would have in the future. He looked at those beside him with a terrified look. A hint of killing intent instantly flashed past his eyes.
“Little Four, do you really want this?” Ling Lan opened her right hand towards herself. The communication bead she had taken from Demon Fire and the 9th Elder were still in her hand. The bead that she tossed out just now was only the communication bead of that middle-aged man. As to why there were three shadows, it was because Ling Lan’s hand movements had reached the level of Form. Creating two illusions out of thin air was simply too easy for her.
Little Four nodded enthusiastically after he saw that the two communication beads were not damaged.
“These are very important to you!” Ling Lan said a statement.
Little Four saw that he could no longer hide his intentions. Thus he replied honestly, “Yes. These are very important to me. No, not just me, but also very important to your ten instructors.”
Ling Lan’s expression instantly became more serious. She prompted Little Four to speak more in detail.
“Actually, we aren’t bound to the learning space. We can actually come out into your world, Boss,” Little Four said.
“This I know. Back then, in order to save me, Number Five and Number Nine had once controlled my body.” Ling Lan remembered the crisis she was in when she was just thirteen years old. She almost lost her life back then. In the end, she managed to live by a stroke of luck and thanks to Number Five and Number Nine helping her.
“That’s one way, but that way will bring harm to the host body. Normally we won’t use this method to go into the real world.” Little Four remembered the incident from back then. He couldn’t help but clench his small fists. Back then, if he had already obtained a real body, he would definitely not let Boss become that gravely injured.
Ling Lan was a smart person. Even if she wasn’t smart, she became smart after the endless torture from the aberrant Number Five’s. She had a look of understanding when she looked at the communicator. She said, “So only domain warriors are qualified to use this type of communicator?”
Little Four nodded and said sternly, “Yes Boss!”
“This type of material can endure the aura of a domain warrior. The most important property was its ability to change forms when necessary that allows spiritual power to be easily attached to the material. In the Mandora star system, this type of material would be used to create humanoid shells for intelligent entities or spiritual entities to control. Then we would be able to use these shells to connect with the real world.” Little Four told Ling Lan about the information he had found in his database. His eyes were filled with hope. If it was possible, he didn’t want to just stay in the virtual world to help Ling Lan. He also wanted to be able to help Ling Lan in the real world.
Ling Lan stared at the two communication beads in her hand. She was stunned by the information Little Four had given her. If she collected this material and created humanoid shells, the ten instructors in the learning space would be able to become real humanoids and stay beside her in the real world.
Also, there was Little Four. He would actually become her younger brother, call Ling Xiao ‘daddy’ and call Lan Luofeng ‘mommy’ … Would the calm and collected Ling Xiao be able to keep a straight face or not? And would her mother, Lan Luofeng, act like a loving mother and hug and kiss Little Four, kissing Little Four until his CPU overheats and faint?
That image was too perfect. Ling Lan put way the communication beads and held back the excitement building up inside her. She asked again, “How many domain masters are in this Soul Society?”
One middle-aged man said proudly, “Our Soul Society has almost 300 Domain masters…”
After calculating the volume of all 300 communication beads put together, Ling Lan regrettably said, “What a small amount?” She wasn’t sure whether or not it was enough to create a small Little Four.
Hearing this, the middle-aged man almost spat out blood. Almost 300 was a small amount? This number of Domain masters were close to the total of Domain experts in a small country. Of course, if compared to the thousands or ten-thousands of Domain masters from other super powers, it was indeed a small amount.
“You lot have the materials to create the communication bead right?” Ling Lan glanced at a few of the middle-aged men and asked coldly.
Those words made the expression of these middle-aged men and the young man, who was ready to die, change instantly. One of the middle-aged men rolled his eyes and answered nonchalantly, “Of course we have the materialsw for that. In fact, the materials are very common. It’s just gold alloy, pixie dust..” He told her materials used to create common communication beads in an attempt to fool her.
“You know what I want.” Ling Lan shot a sharp glance towards the middle-aged man. The look stunned the man and he instantly stopped speaking.
“Only domain warriors can use that type of communication bead and you lot aren’t in that group of people. I know that you people clearly know what I’m asking for.” Ling Lan didn’t allow them to avoid answering the question.
Everyone was silent and stopped talking. This information was related to the secrets of the Soul Society. Even the middle-aged men who had given up beforehand, did not dare to share this information. Otherwise, even if they managed to get away from this monster in front of them, they would still be hunted down by the Soul Society. Both outcomes would result in their death, thus it was better for them to have a quick death at this place than to be hunted down by the Soul Society.
“Seems like you all know.” Ling Lan didn’t necessarily need to hear an answer from them. She believed that these people would definitely know where this valuable material was hidden. She just wanted to surmise an answer from their reactions.
The reactions of these people were terrified and frightened. Their behavior of not daring to answer even if it meant death proved that the Soul Society indeed had this material and possibly in large quantities. That was why their expressions changed so quickly…
As expected, Ling Lan’s words had made the faces of these individuals turn pale. The fear in their eyes was more visible. It seemed that she had guessed correctly.
“Thank you for your cooperation!” Ling Lan had received the answer she wanted. She stood straight up and looked at the middle-aged men with a cold expression. Her expression was cold as ice that it had made these middle-aged men afraid.
One of the middle-aged men shouted, “You promised you wouldn’t kill us!”
Ling Lan replied calmly, “Did I say that?”