Chapter 538 – Corrected fate
The House of Law.
The pair of teacher and student were still talking.
“Teacher, that lady just now who saved me. She gave me a leaf, with that alone, I managed to break through and advanced one step further”
“Is that so? It’s normal for her to treat you like that”
“Just who is she to you?”
“She was once… a friend. Yes”
Su Xue Er didn’t buy it.
“Fine then, I admit it, she and I used to have a relationship closer than that of ‘friends’” Lord Bloodcloak smiled and told her, apparently immersing himself in memories.
“Back when I was young, I once left the Fog Isle to go to the Fallen Zones, wanting to know more about the worlds”
“Then I met her”
“That lady just now?”
“Indeed. Back then, we got along really well. There were always more things to talk about, more things to do, and it felt good to be with each other”
“But she looked really angry just now”
Lord Bloodcloak smiled bitterly: “Back then, I didn’t know who she really was, and how much power she actually held. That’s why I once arbitrarily tried to tell her fortune, foresaw that she was going to face grave danger”
He had the same deprecating smile: “And so, at the time, I tried doing the same thing you did”
Su Xue Er asked: “She was angry because you decided things by yourself?”
“Indeed, right after she found out, she gave me no chance to explain and went away”
“Even after 10,000 years, she still hasn’t forgiven my self-righteous act at the time”
Su Xue Er went silent for a bit, then insisted: “But I couldn’t just sit and watch Qing Shan die, I’d rather…”
She then became worried: “Teacher, I beg you, can you save him?”
Lord Bloodcloak looked at Su Xue Er and sighed: “Silly girl…”
He went silent briefly before ordering her: “Take out those three cards”
Su Xue Er hesitated briefly before lightly tapping the void of space three times.
In order, the three cards showed up.
The [Witch’s kiss], [Binding Oath] and [Lord’s Protection].
Because they were all dispelled by the victim, the glow of these three cards was no longer as bright as they used to be.
Lord Bloodcloak took the three cards in hand and silently chanted.
After chanting for 20 breaths, he released the cards back into the air.
A new card was in Lord Bloodcloak’s hand.
The card depicted nothing but a single heavy set of chains.
“Did you know? I used to have a lot of friends and comrades, but over time, they slowly no longer walk the same path I do” Lord Bloodcloak spoke.
“Because every time we fight, I would always deal with everything perfectly beforehand”
“If that’s the case, everyone should like you more, shouldn’t they?”
“I would always kill every single last enemy, then when my comrades arrive, full of fighting spirits and ready for battle, they would find that the enemies have all fallen, while I greet them with a glass of red wine, slowly enjoying it—— the facial expressions they make at such times was really nostalgic”
“…this way… there would indeed be no one who’s willing to stick to you”
“That’s why you shouldn’t be following my footsteps. No matter how excellent you are, you need to leave space for your friends to shine. Whether it’s your boyfriend, your comrades, or other sorts of friends, you need to get to know them, understand them, truly become someone they can confide in, and not someone like me—— hm— what’s the word?”
“That’s not the right word”
“A swan among the ducks?”
“Hm, yes, that’s it”
Lord Bloodcloak clapped his hand.
The card that depicts a set of heavy chains scattered into faint illusions, enveloping the [Witch’s kiss], [Binding Oath] and [Lord’s Protection] cards.
“This is [Phantom Tracing], a small trick, but it requires someone to be at my caliber to manifest images to others. You can use this spell to trace those that once dispelled or destroyed your techniques, seeing their current state using phantom images” Lord Bloodcloak explained.
Inside the illusion, Gu Qing Shan’s figure showed up.
He was moving forward in the snow storm.
This was Triste’s collection world.
And there were over a hundred million demonized people in there.
——-[Kindling] was moving capable men to kill Gu Qing Shan.
Su Xue Er felt her heart tighten.
“Teacher, he’s in great danger”
“There’s no need to beg, this spell of mine can only peek at him, I won’t be able to do anything else”
“We can go to Aboul now”
“We can’t, Tethys must be hurriedly making preparations for the war, before it begins, we can’t make any moves to alert the enemy”
“We will stay right here, watch him and do nothing else”
Lord Bloodcloak solemnly told her: “Xue Er, you don’t even know how he managed to break through your three spells”
“You need to get to know him again from scratch, only then will you understand how to really be with him”
Su Xue Er was stunned.
Her gaze fell back on the phantom images, fixed itself on Gu Qing Shan and didn’t look away anymore.
On the other side.
Originally, Gu Qing Shan was riding the Wings of Purgatory, quickly traversing through the frozen wasteland.
A faint shadow appeared out of nowhere and lightly touched the back of the Wings of Purgatory.
Gu Qing Shan, Laura as well as the Wings of Purgatory all disappeared without a trace.
They reappeared in a dark space covered in stars.
“To avoid being detected, this phase interface will only last for 1 minute, so we need to make this quick” Lady Tethys quickly told them.
“Boy of the Club” she looked to Gu Qing Shan: “Your girlfriend did something very dumb, if I hadn’t stopped her, she would’ve died instead of you. So do you dare to accept your dangerous fate and take on what she took on for you?”
“Gladly” Gu Qing Shan clasped his fist: “How fortunate that you had acted, please accept my gratitude, I owe you a favor”
“Are you not afraid of facing that fierce fate?”
“Normally, it is afraid of me”
“Hm, very manly”
Lady Tethys nodded, showing Gu Qing Shan an approving look.
“Can you tell me where my girlfriend is?”
“I’ve put her back in her master’s hands. Don’t worry, her master might be clumsy, but he’s at least strong”
Watching the phantom images, Lord Bloodcloak couldn’t help but unnaturally change his hand holding the glass.
Gu Qing Shan could finally loosen his tense heart.
Tethys then turned to Laura.
“I only have a few dozen seconds left here, Laura, don’t you have something to say to me?”
Laura leapt straight into Tethys’ hand, crying while telling her everything.
Tethys listened to her with sincerity, occasionally nodding.
Finally, she sighed: “War is about to begin”
Tethys looked to Gu Qing Shan and continued: “The me right now is nothing but a phantom created to hold this phase interface, so I don’t have the power to bring her back. Furthermore, returning to Aboul right now makes it easy for Triste to locate her”
“When she does, Triste will be able to dispel the sealing technique that conceals this world”
“And once Triste manages to reform the connection to her world, she will be able to spread [Worlds Apocalypse Online] to the entire Aboul”
“I understand, the key to everything is now in Laura’s hands” Gu Qing Shan replied.
“Correct” Lady Tethys confirmed it, “Laura can’t show up yet, this world must temporarily remain in its quarantine state, otherwise the billions of hiding demons will reveal themselves, forcefully take over Aboul and spark a full-scale war for the 900 million World Layers”
“So we have to hide here for now, only then can we ensure that Triste won’t be able to find this world” Gu Qing Shan concluded.
Tethys slightly nodded, then asked: “Laura said that you swore to save her life?”
“Very well, people of the Club should truly be this way” Tethys nodded approvingly.
“Time’s up, I need to return and quickly prepare for war, and you need to face your original fate”
Saying so, she disappeared.
Gu Qing Shan felt his vision blur briefly.
Then he found himself already back in Triste’s world.
However, he was at a completely different place.
Around him was a cold icy fog.
As he released his inner sight, he found that a dozen people were not too far from here he stood, already standing in a defensive formation, ready to receive an attack.
Excess water vapor and moisture filled the air, and there were three sky-high pillars of ice.
They were originally water below the frozen wasteland, swept up to the sky by some sort of power.
This planet was covered in snow and ice, and below that was an ocean frozen for who knows how many years.
Gu Qing Shan observed the area and quickly understood everything.
Su Xue Er was about to fight them.
Right as she was going to die, she was saved by the esteemed lady just now.
That lady destroyed Su Xue Er’s fate correction spell.
And so I’ve returned to my original fate.
Gu Qing Shan shook his head.
Laura used her binocular to look outside the fog and commented: “There are quite a few people over there”
“Right, [Kindling] sent them to kill me, this was the situation originally I had to face”
“What do we do now?” Laura asked.
Gu Qing Shan leapt down from the horse, wearing the silver mask on his face.
With a single thought, three flying swords appeared circling around him as he stepped into the fog.
“Their end will be the same as [Kindling]’s”
Gu Qing Shan casually grabbed the Earth sword that flew by as he left the icy fog step by step.