Chapter 708: Just a bit more
The Drifting Sand world.
The black market.
The floating port.
Gu Qing Shan was standing outside of the crowd, silently watching the situation change.
Everything was in chaos.
Due to not being able to leave this world as well as being caught in the ships’ explosions, the angry mob of Professionists were flooding towards the floating port, demanding a refund of their tickets.
But very few the members of the black market’s guard force actually came to maintain order, not even the captain and vice-captain showed up.
They were said to be out on a mission.
But then a few powerful Combatants started to notice that not even the owner of the black market, Greyhan, was currently in this world.
News spread like wildfire and silently rushed through the entire black market.
A few people who were more ambitious than they were capable took the opportunity to do what they wanted.
The first commotion broke out at the auction house.
The flames and smoke billowed so high that it could clearly be seen even at the furthest point of the black market, which was the floating port.
Acting almost like a signal, the entire floating port was plunged into chaos as well.
Quite a few people charged through, wanting to steal the flying transits for themselves.
The guard force stopped persuading and proceeded with direct combat against the Professionists.
And that sparked the chaos in the entire place.
At various points in the black market, powerful presences began to rise.
Numerous opposing forces fought against each other in the sky, causing this once-peaceful city in the sky to occasionally tremble from the shockwaves.
Gu Qing Shan watched as everything unfolded from afar.
He took a step back, then another, and then turned to leave.
The situation was too chaotic, and he didn’t intend to participate in the crime spree.
He flew to a restaurant at the very edge of the floating port and sat at a table on the porch.
“Clerk—–” Gu Qing Shan called out.
As he glanced around, he found that the entire restaurant was empty.
The waiting staff were all smart enough to flee the gunpowder barrel that was the floating port beforehand.
Gu Qing Shan had to go behind the counter and served himself a portion of premade food.
He tried a piece.
Sure enough, there’s a reason why this restaurant sits in the most secluded location of the floating port.
Spitting the food back out, Gu Qing Shan decided not to check the kitchen.
If a chef can make such a horrible dish, then his taste couldn’t possibly be good no matter what kind of food he makes.
Gu Qing Shan suddenly understood Barry and Kitty a better.
Fortunately, their safety is currently guaranteed.
Gu Qing Shan returned to his table and fell into thought.
The flesh barrier in the sky was still writhing and convulsing, disgusting without a doubt.
But the strange thing was that after the world was eaten by the Desolate World Eater Demon Bug, the earthquake had slowly stopped.
And yet no one was able to leave this world.
What are the Divinities planning for this world?
Gu Qing Shan immediately turned to look.
Extremely far away in the desert, a green giant hand as big as the floating market itself came out from the sand and reached for the sky.
Unlike any other shades of green, the green of this hand appeared indescribably nauseating.
The green arm tried its best to reach upwards as if it wanted to grab something.
But unfortunately, there was still quite a distance between itself and the Desolate World Eater Demon Bug, so it couldn’t quite reach the red fleshy barrier of flesh.
The green arm reluctantly stopped, but it quickly moved again.
It was still trying to grab something.
Whose arm is that?
If an arm is that size, how humongous would its body be!?
While Gu Qing Shan was thinking that, a constant, loud sound of impact rang out in his ears.
Bang bang bang bang bang bang bang bang!
The endless string of impacts echoed across the entire world.
Gu Qing Shan slowly stood up from his seat and stood by the very edge of the floating market to oversee the endlessly vast dessert.
Behind him, the fighting and commotion in the black market also faded.
The entire black market went silent.
Everyone stopped what they were doing to look at the desert.
One after another, giant arms with hands the size of the floating market came out from the sand blow, taking over the entire desert below them.
They took over the entire Drifting Sand world!
These giant green arms were unable to reach the barrier of flesh in the sky.
In fact, they were still a bit short of being able to reach the floating market itself.
But they were still wiggling, writhing uncontrollably in the air, trying to grab whatever they could grab.
“Look!” someone shouted.
Below the floating market.
The small town in the desert had already been grabbed by one of the giant green arms, slowly pulled down beneath the sand.
Many figures could be seen flying out of the town, trying to escape this calamity.
But the other green arms around them that were flailing about, grabbed them.
——-as if it was swatting away flies or mosquitoes.
Blood splattered in the air.
The green arms seemed to have some sort of unique power, as everybody who tried to run away from them was sucked back in and got stuck on the hands.
Not just the runaway people, but even birds flying far above screeched as they fell from the sky.
Anyone caught by the giant arms were squished and turned into bloody pulps.
Three arms, four arms, five arms…
The arms came in large numbers and caught everyone.
Not even a single person escaped.
Everyone in the town was now dead.
The arms carried the bloody pulps in their grips back into the desert.
The ground began to tremble as the flowing sand formed a sinkhole, one so deep that it looked like an abyss of darkness.
This trembling was very light, not at all like an earthquake, but more like something was slowly chewing, enjoying, and swallowing its food.
In the sky, everyone stopped breathing as they stared at this while being stunned.
A sudden loud female voice screamed: “It’s coming!”
Everyone looked up.
One arm finally reached higher than any others and grabbed towards the floating market.
The entire floating market panicked.
Everyone was desperately attacking the green arm.
Everyone——- or at least those whose attack could reach the green arm were using their full power.
But the arm only reached higher and higher, unfazed by the barrage of attacks.
“It’s unaffected by our attacks!”
“We can’t do anything to it!”
While cries of despair rang out across the entire place, the green arm only continued upward, grabbing at the floating market.
With a ‘pop’, the meticulously constructed defensive barrier around the floating market broke like a bubble, easily destroyed by the slightest touch of the green arm.
It continued to get closer.
But as it was just about to reach the floating market, it stopped!
Even though this arm has already reached higher than any other, it was still a little bit away from being able to reach the floating market!
Just a little bit!
The giant green arm covered in pus lightly scratched the very bottom of the floating market, bringing with it intense screaming wind and stench.
The floating market shook.
“Go higher already!!!!!”
Someone cried out.
Everyone suddenly regained their sense.
They shouted the same thing at the top of their lungs.
All the panic stopped.
They looked towards the center of the black market—— the floating device control center.
The equipment used to control the height of the floating market was right here.
Several black market personnel quickly rushed in and operated the intricate machinery.
A large group of Professionists stepped up and surrounded the control center, protecting it.
This was only their natural reflex.
Because even a moron wouldn’t try to attack the control center of the floating device at this point in time.
Time passed, second by second.
It wasn’t easy to control the entire market to fly up.
Everyone understood this, so they couldn’t do anything but silently wait.
And then, the giant green arm came again!
This time, it seemed to have reached a bit higher.
It fully extended all of its fingers, trying to touch the bottom of the floating market.
The Combatants around once again attacked it with all they had.
Earlier, some people were still holding back, but right now, no one dared to be lax with their strength anymore.
Again, even after being attacked by all sorts of long-ranged spells, the green arm did not budge even a little bit.
Under everyone’s desperate gazes, the arm’s green fingers managed to touch the bottom of the floating market.
The giant green arm could almost grab the floating market in its hands.
A loud noise came from the floating market itself.
It was activated!
The market could now raise or lower itself!
The silent and despairing crowd of people suddenly erupted.
Everyone screamed with insane zeal.
“Damn it, GO UP!”
White smoke shot out from the bottom of the floating market.
It began to rise.
Slowly but surely, it escaped from the giant green hand’s touch and took to the fly.
The entire market went silent for a moment.
All of a sudden.
Cheers and cries of joy erupted all over the floating market.