Worlds’ Apocalypse Online - Chapter 1427 - Inquiring her past
Chapter 1427: Inquiring her past
For some reason, Gu Qing Shan felt a sense of ridiculousness.
It was supposed to be Ye Fei Li who had the ability to hear everything in existence, but it turned out Boss was able to do this as well.
——except for Boss, this wasn’t an ability, but a technique.
A World Technique.
Techniques were more complicated, not quite as straightforward as abilities, but they could be made to be more intricate, containing more unimaginable power.
“You were able to hear ‘Apocalypse’?” Gu Qing Shan asked.
“Yes” Shroud scratched his head: “I was able to sense that the voices were uttered by those living beings at the very moment before their deaths”
“Did you tell the Elder about this?” Gu Qing Shan asked.
Shroud appeared confused again, telling him: “I’ve asked the Elder. He said that our world only has the two circulating realms of Life and Death; all living beings and all things exists within the Life realm, but will eventually head into the eternal dusk of the Death realm”
“Did he say anything about the Apocalypse?” Gu Qing Shan pursued the question.
“He said that ‘Apocalypse’ is a word purely used in prophecies and prediction, a word to describe a possibility, but hadn’t actually occurred yet” Shroud replied.
“Let us change the question then, where do you think you heard the voices from?” Gu Qing Shan asked again.
Shroud pondered for a long while, then finally answered: “I feel like these voices did not come from this world, as they are very faint——- but the only thing outside of this world is the Boundless Void, so this is very strange”
Gu Qing Shan fell into thought, temporarily turning silent as well.
After one day of contact, he had understood a lot about this world’s common sense.
The World Valley is a high-level place of inheritance.
In this era, the ‘world’ refers to a single place where all living beings exist, the equivalent to Reality.
Outside of the world, there is only the Boundless Void.
At this point, the concept of parallel worlds didn’t exist, nor are there any parallel worlds.
Then where exactly did the screaming voices of ‘Apocalypse’ come from?
Gu Qing Shan had a sudden thought.
“You said that these voices were very faint—— can you describe or give some sort of analogy to this sensation?” Gu Qing Shan asked.
For an 8-year-old child, this question could be quite challenging.
After pondering for another while, Shroud seriously answered him: “It’s like… you’re talking to someone on this side of the mountain, but I just happen to hear you on the other side”
Gu Qing Shan continued: “If that’s the case, isn’t it more like you’re listening from the other side of a door?”
Shroud’s eyes instantly shined, nodding again and again: “Yes, that’s exactly it, the people from outside the door are constantly screaming and crying in desperation, although I couldn’t quite hear them clearly, I’m sure that this is the case!”
Gu Qing Shan silently sighed.
Barely 8 years old.
Capable of hearing voices from outside the Reality Gate.
Boss’ power in this era is truly unimaginable.
Shroud resolutely clenched his fist and said: “I can sense it, once I’ve become stronger, I would be able to hear more things”
A voice suddenly called out:
“Then let us try our best and grow stronger together”
When the two of them looked, they saw Reneedol heading towards them.
“It’s time for dinner, Shroud, I want to eat with you”
She told him without reservation.
“Ah, sure, but let me change my clothes first. Wait here for me with Rhode”
After saying that, Shroud immediately ran off.
Reneedol had no choice but to stand with Gu Qing Shan and waited together.
Gu Qing Shan couldn’t read anything from her gaze.
After thinking for a bit, Gu Qing Shan asked:
“Reneedol, what were you running from before you fell into the water?”
——-this was the first chance he had gotten to ask the other party about why she drowned herself.
Reneedol replied: “I was a slave in the Jungle of Elves and Giants”
“The Jungle of Elves and Giants!” Gu Qing Shan exclaimed in shock.
That place was a forest bigger than an entire world, situated in the north of the World Valley, relatively far away.
Reneedol lowered her gaze and spoke in a low voice: “That’s right, it was that forest that forbids entry from all outsider living beings. Me and my older sister could not endure the enslavement of the giants, so we wanted to flee towards the elven side, but we were caught by the giant patrols”
“To cover for me, my older sister was caught by the giants—– she was eaten by them right away”
“I had to flee by myself and had no choice but to jump into the rushing water out of fear of being chased by the giants. In the end, I died of exhaustion, then was saved by you all”
Gu Qing Shan’s thoughts turned a bit and asked: “What kind of creatures are the giants of the Jungle?”
“Cruel, malicious, selfish, heartless” Reneedol replied.
Gu Qing Shan felt interested and wanted to ask more when Reneedol said.
“Rhode, you like to continuously ask about people too much, that would drive people away from you”
Gu Qing Shan froze.
Reneedol turned around and headed towards the cafeteria.
“It’s rude to peek into others’ past—— wait here for Shroud, I’m going to eat first”
Gu Qing Shan stood still, his gaze slowly became profound.
“An individual who swore to triumph against Fate and to cut down every sin…”
He muttered to himself.
Suddenly, his surroundings became dark.
Everything outside became isolated outside the darkness.
Boss’ voice sounded again:
“I’ve never once questioned Reneedol’s answer, nor have I tried to investigate it. Most likely, I’ve already fallen for her at first sight”
“But at a certain point in the future, when I finally wanted to know the truth, it was already too late”
“To that end, I created a Causality Law technique”
“The Causality Law was as follows:”
“Prove Reneedol’s words, or see through her lie. Once you’ve achieved this goal, you will automatically obtain the second Sealing Token”
“This is a Causality Law that I established myself, so not even Reneedol would be able to avoid it!”
“Gu Qing Shan, you can remain in this era to continue cultivating, or help me confirm the truth and obtain the Sealing Token”
“All in all… I no longer have any other friends”
“You will have to decide this by yourself”
Boss’ voice slowly faded away.
Gu Qing Shan stood still and silently listened.
Search for the truth, and I’ll obtain the second Sealing Token.
Or ignore searching for the Sealing Token entirely and remain in this era to cultivate with Boss?
If that’s the case, would I be able to become as powerful as the Lord of Infinite Origins?
There’s no meaning in living in the past.
In the end, even Boss’ body was destroyed by the Apocalypses.
—–the real thing I need to do right now is to ensure that Reneedol wouldn’t be able to obtain the other part of Boss’ body!
Gu Qing Shan took a deep breath, determined his direction, then began running into a secluded corner of the Valley.
The river was rapidly rushing from the distant upstream, passing through the World Valley as it continued to curve and wind downstream.
Standing at the bank of the river, Gu Qing Shan looked upstream.
This world only had a single river like this, one that connected all civilizations and all regions.
In many civilizations, it had been once hailed as the River of Fate.
Reneedol was brought to the World Valley by flowing down this river.
Gu Qing Shan quickly entered the water.
The water was frigid, intense, completely enveloping his body as if urging him to move with the flow.
“Alright, guess I’m going to make a trip to the Jungle of Elves and Giants to investigate”
Gu Qing Shan muttered.
He began moving against the flow and headed upstream the river.
At another location.
The World of the Spire floating through time in the Temporal Oasis.
Boss was standing alone on the roof of a lone spire, holding a glass of wine in his hand as he silently watched the frigid rain pouring on this world.
Even though it had been countless years, the memories of distant yesteryear that had faded away would occasionally resurface clearer than ever.
They were reminding him that everything still wasn’t over yet.
He sighed with a slightly lonely expression.
The rain shower was pouring even more intensely.
Suddenly, a figure flew in from afar and landed next to him.
“It’s not a good habit to soak in the rain” Barry commented.
He offered Boss a cigar.
“I can’t get used to smoking this” Boss declined.
Barry lit a fire with his finger to light the cigar, then teased him: “What? You’re crying here alone cause I beat you up earlier this afternoon?”
Boss’ eyebrows slightly twitched, his voice now contained a small hint of anger.
“Damn it Barry, you said it would be a boxing match, so where the hell were you aiming at?”
“Ahahaha, what a naïve guy. Victory in a fight calls for every last trick in the book, if you can’t even act shamelessly, what could you actually achieve?”
“Shameless? I’ve never gotten into debt everywhere like you people”
The two of them exchanged a long mutual stare.
Boss suddenly accepted the cigar, then lit it up.
“I’ll say this first, when I beat the shit and pee out of you later on, don’t cry for mercy” he leisurely said.
Barry smirked and replied: “I’ll feed you every bit of shit and pee you put out”
Thunder cracked in the distance.
The two of them flew into the air and went straight into physical close combat in the rain shower.
At a distance.
A certain bar several dozen miles away.
Kitty scoffed, then jokingly said: “Crude men—– I bet 20 credits that my brother wins”
Zhang Ying Hao pushed his glasses up, pulled out 30 credits from his pocket and threw it on the bar counter.
“Big sis Kitty, this is the romance of men—- I bet that Boss wins”
Ye Fei Li was playing with a handheld console, casually tossed a few coins onto the table and said: “I bet Barry wins”
Zhang Ying Hao stared straight at him.
Ye Fei Li didn’t look up and explained: “This is wrestling, not a deathmatch, Boss lost the moment he accepted, not shameless enough”
Anna was listening from the very beginning, so he nodded in agreement: “Right, Barry is really dirty when it comes to fighting, I’m betting on Barry”
After saying so, she raised a bottle of liquor and chugged it down.
“Oi, where’s your bet?” Zhang Ying Hao asked.
Anna clapped her hands.
Laura jumped up and slammed a huge bag full of colorful crystals on the table.
Everyone fell silent.
“Your bet is too much, we’re only playing here, can you not go overboard?” Zhang Ying Hao struggled to keep a calm voice.