Under the pouring rain, in the disordered Sancheng.
Nie Xiao’s crew has more or less suffered some injuries, but fortunately, Jiang Qiu and Duan Wenyu’s abilities achieved breakthroughs just now. Their strength has skyrocketed, and they have ample combat effectiveness. Xiao Yan’s strength has risen rapidly as well, and her ability has reached the borders of breaking through.
In such a situation, Saath would not lose, but he wouldn’t get much of an upper hand either. Meanwhile, he was infuriated by what was happening all over the world. All human beings were tenaciously resisting, like undying bed bugs, brimming with hope and enthusiasm to fight, disgustingly brave and staunch.
Saath hated this unyielding and extremely united race that was unlike the Qitu race of back then. He couldn’t help but become jealous, so he madly shouted, “Why! Why are you all still holding on!!!”
Nie Xiao, Jiang Qiu, and the others glowered at Saath coldly. They wiped the rain and blood on their cheeks before raising their hands containing abilities and weapons, and charging straight forward. “Because you really deserve to die!!!”
At this time, the little hamster had already quietly returned, but did not go back to Nie Xiao’s pocket. Instead, he stealthily approached the place where Bai Mei was sealed and confined. His small body did not attract anyone’s attention.
The huge, heavy metal box gave off wisps of cold air. Bai Mei lay silently inside in the hard ice, his eyes tightly closed while blood occasionally oozed from the corner of his mouth. A side of his stained-crimson lips formed ice crystals. As he listened to the fierce sounds of his comrades fighting outside, he never once gave up wrestling in the intense battle for sovereignty of consciousness going on in his mind.
Distinctly sensing a living creature approaching, he tried his best to resist and repress all commands to kill in his mind, so as not to let the ability cores in his body go out of control.
The little hamster managed to approach Bai Mei safely and smoothly. He gently affixed his little paws to the cold metal box, conveying his vitality and time power which would protect Bai Mei’s sobriety and accelerate his strength’s improvement.
As a warm current poured into his body, Bai Mei seemed to hear a soft and lovely voice saying to him, “Brother Xiao Bai, you can do it, persist oh!”
Amid the darkness and ice, a tear trickled out of Bai Mei’s shut eyes.
After completing all his tasks, the little hamster was practically exhausted. Finally, he drew a small circle in the air and quietly returned to Nie Xiao’s pocket. The abundant sense of security instantly made him relax into a ball of soft glutinous rice. Plastered against Nie Xiao’s chest while listening to the drumming heartbeat, he closed his eyes and rested with peace of mind.
—Daddy! Baby is back la!!!
Nie Xiao, who suddenly felt that his pocket was stuffed with a ball of warmth and softness, immediately felt relieved. He looked at Saath with a chilly gaze as he grasped the warhammer1战锤: Idk if I was wrong last time with the tomahawk, bc I’m guessing that author wanted to reference Thor with Nie Xiao’s lightning ability and all. I’ll check when it appears later. Here’s some pics:
in his hand.
The whole world was unanimously united as they fought more and got stronger. At this point, Saath was no longer progressing. Although Nie Xiao and the others couldn’t kill him, they could fully hold the fort until the arrival of the Alliance’s reinforcements.
Saath’s eyes were bloodshot due to the pressure; while swallowing and absorbing the crystal nuclei to recover his strength, he was releasing abilities to fight back.
Between the flashes of lightning, he suddenly thought of why everyone was getting stronger. His eyes lit up into violent fanaticism in an instant, as if he had caught sight of the hope for the realization of his new world.
“Yes! This must be the little prince making mischief!! Only he can do all of this, only him! He’s still on Earth! Tell me, tell me where he is!!!” Saath had figured everything out. He became so excited that his cheeks were abnormally red. Along with his intense questioning, his super strength exploded. His abilities swept across, violently knocking Nie Xiao’s group hundreds of meters away.
Nie Xiao and the others vomited a headful of blood. They never imagined that Saath, who’d been so desperate, would bestir himself again. But there was no way they would tell the truth. Jiang Qiu directly cursed. “Idiot, dream on. The little prince has already returned to Planet Nemo and is bringing the Alliance army to capture you!!”
“You liars!!!” Saath didn’t believe them at all. He abruptly turned his head and cast his gaze towards Fengcheng behind the mountain ranges. As if thinking out loud, a morbid and crazy smile appeared at the corner of his mouth as he spoke, “WuYi Base? The name is really good, the little prince must be very concerned about this place. Since he’s not showing up, I will destroy it!”
Having said that, Saath changed directions and flew towards WuYi Base at an extremely fast speed.
Seeing this scene, Nie Xiao and the others yelled “not good” in unison and hurried to catch up.
The little hamster was worried. He wanted to climb out of the pocket but was pressed back by Nie Xiao. “Baby, be good. Don’t come out!”
“Chi!” But everyone at the base is in danger!
Duan Wenyu next to him calmly said, “The balance can’t be messed up right now. If you’re discovered by him, it will be equivalent to letting his plan succeed.”
Everyone strived to chase after Saath. Nie Xiao also reminded, “Yes, we still haven’t figured out the new world he’s talking about yet! He probably has some tricks up his sleeves.”
After being persuaded like this, the little hamster could only push down the worry and anxiety to the bottom of his heart and obediently stay in the pocket. The so-called “darkness under the lamp”2The shadowed area closest to the lamp being blocked from the light by the lamp itself. Meaning, blindspot. Another saying is, the most dangerous place is the safest place. was probably similar to this. Even Saath probably didn’t expect that the little prince was staying right under his nose from the very beginning.
Soon, Saath arrived at WuYi Base.
Wu Wenqi and the others saw a black-clothed man rushing toward them in the sky, and their hearts couldn’t help but jolt. They turned their heads and noticed a few small black spots pursuing closely, and were then slightly relieved. They leaped into the sky and barred Saath’s path. The clash of abilities made immensely loud noises.
Seeing this scene, everybody in the base was stunned and exclaimed in alarm, “It’s the zombie emperorrrr!! Boss Nie Xiao’s team is back!!!”
Ning Feng, Wu Wenqi and several others rushed to join Nie Xiao, Jiang Qiu and the crew to surround Saath in the sky. The terrible and spectacular battle made the blood of those watching from below surge. The battle between the strong was beyond reach, and they can only look up and admire it.
“Saath, you’ll be caught soon!!!” Nie Xiao said.
Saath roared back, “Hand over WuYi! Hand over the little prince!!!”
Various magnificent and powerful abilities collided in the sky and then returned to the base. With the addition of Wu Wenqi and Ning Feng’s group, the Nie Xiao team’s combat effectiveness was brought up a notch. However, Saath didn’t want to tangle with them at all, he just wanted to force Xiao WuYi out.
He opened a defensive shield around his body, similar to Wu Wenyu’s. He condensed a huge ball of abilities in his hand, intending to smash it directly into the base. With a sneer at the corner of his mouth, he threatened the crowd, “Hand over the little prince!!! Or else you will all die!!!”
Wu Wenyu, who was protecting the base, saw the potent and horrifying ball of abilities in Saath’s hands. Cold sweat streamed down her face, and her lips uncontrollably paled. At the same time, the inferior zombies outside became more violent. Under Saath’s instigation, most of the zombies went into a frenzied state, overwhelming some ability users in the base.
Nie Xiao and Wu Wenqi couldn’t help but divide their attention to help the base clean up the battlefield. Saath smiled triumphantly when he saw this scene. Sure enough, they cared about this place!
“Hand over the little prince! And I will spare your lives!”
Saath’s voice rang in the sky and reached everyone’s ears. The huge wave of zombies sent fierce attacks towards the base, causing everyone to pale.
Compelled by the circumstances, Xiao Yan, Ning Feng, and several others’ abilities broke through, but it was far from enough. Saath’s mad and ruthless behavior made everyone feel helpless.
“Don’t even think about it!!!” Nie Xiao gritted his teeth and exerted all his strength. The sound of thunder filled the sky followed by the descent of a storm. An earth-shattering force that seemed to span centuries went straight towards Saath. The entire land and sky darkened.
Saath spurted a mouthful of blood due to the hit and was severely wounded and enraged. He swung his hands and threw the ball of converged abilities. The terrifying energy ball headed toward the WuYi base as he wrathfully cursed, “DIE!!!”
In the base, everyone’s complexion suddenly became wan and drained of blood. Wu Wenyu’s complexion turned even paler and she closed her eyes. She couldn’t flee and could only support her defensive shield with all her might.
At that very moment of imminent peril, the land’s rocks rose steeply from the ground, frost solidified in the sky, metal gathered and unfolded, blazing flames and cold water intertwined into a shield… Layers of abilities acting as guards completely wrapped the entire base. Two waves of extremely strong energy clashed, causing everyone in the base to fall to the ground due to the frightening momentum it brought.
Wu Wenqi, Jiang Qiu, and company resisted this wave of shock together. With blood spilling from the corners of their lips, they swore at Saath, “With us, no one can think of hurting a single hair from the base!!!”
“…………Awesome……Niubi……” Everyone in the base was sitting on the ground. They were astonished by the formidable strength of the big bosses. They then came to their senses and immediately burst into reverberating joyous cheers, “Aaahhh Leaders, jiayou!!! End him!!!!”
“Revolting!” Saath glared at the noisy crowd, and couldn’t help yell a curse in utter exasperation. Nie Xiao’s team confronted Saath, not allowing him to have even the slightest chance of being distracted.
Saath met Nie Xiao and the others’ intensive attacks. Hence, he had no time to condense a new abilities ball and could only mobilize the power of coercion with his brain and order the tide of zombies to launch a fiercer attack. However, at that moment, his eyes uncontrollably widened. He was in a trance for a split second, allowing Nie Xiao’s lightning to ferociously pound him to the ground.
A coercion on the same level as Saath’s was coming from across the mountain ranges. The zombies all over the world suddenly stopped moving all at once.
This sudden change stupefied everyone, nearly making them think that Saath was beaten to death by Nie Xiao. However, after falling into the sunken pit, Saath had long stood up and was looking towards Sancheng with his eye sockets drawn wide.
Nie Xiao and the others followed along his gaze and instantly realized something.
“Waaaahh it’s Bai Mei aaaahhhh!!!” Ning Feng couldn’t help screaming. Luo Yunhai and Bai Yue were stunned for two seconds before their faces showed ecstasy.
Nie Xiao and the others were unable to deal with the immense happiness for the time being. They took advantage of the opportunity to beat Saath. Everyone in the base as well as the survivors from all over the world burst into mad delight. Regardless of why or what, they seized the moment while the zombies were immobile and massacred them like crazy!
Bai Mei, who’d been forgotten in Sancheng, was slowly crawling out of the metal-ice box at this time. He panted slightly while looking in the direction of WuYi Base, a handsome and tired smile appearing at the corner of his mouth. In this battle for consciousness, he eventually recaptured sovereignty.
Saath was completely panicked at this time. He had lost absolute dominance over the zombie army, just like having two powerful arms broken. He shrieked and bellowed, but his defeat was already a foregone conclusion.
“Damn damn damn!!!—” Saath roared in a shrill, hoarse voice. He was forced by Nie Xiao and the others into a corner of the mountain ranges with nowhere to go.
Xena: The title will commence next chapter until chapter 89. To not get a cliffhanger of this battle, I suggest stockpiling until chapter 90 at least hehehe.
[meowmiao after seeing the title]: nooooooooooooooooooo!3very accurate number of ‘o’ copy-pasted from meow’s comment in the docs.
- 1战锤: Idk if I was wrong last time with the tomahawk, bc I’m guessing that author wanted to reference Thor with Nie Xiao’s lightning ability and all. I’ll check when it appears later. Here’s some pics:
- 2The shadowed area closest to the lamp being blocked from the light by the lamp itself. Meaning, blindspot. Another saying is, the most dangerous place is the safest place.
- 3very accurate number of ‘o’ copy-pasted from meow’s comment in the docs.