Chapter 862 Was This A Match?
The following night, Lu Ze and the girls just finished dinner when a silver light flashed. A wormhole appeared in the living room. Zuoqiu Xunshuang came out wearing her silver armor.
She looked at the clean plates on the table and said, “The Shenwu Army is ready. Time to depart.”
Lu Ze was taken aback. “Already?”
Zuoqiu Xunshuang affirmed, “It has already been settled since before. The Shenwu Army would send the reinforcements. This is just the final step to the plan.”
She looked at the group. “Have you been preparing at all?” Qiuyue Hesha said, “Aunty Xunshuang, wait a moment.”
She entered Ying Ying’s room and carried the little girl out.
Zuoqiu Xunshuang smiled gently. “Is she still sleeping even now?”
Zuoqiu Xunshuang urged, “Come over then.”
The group followed Zuoqiu Xunshuang into the wormhole and arrived at a basic room.
Zuoqiu Xunshuang introduced, “This is the room prepared for you.”
She pinched Ying Ying’s little face. “Let her sleep here. There are a few more rooms on the side.”
Qiuyue Hesha covered Ying Ying with a blanket and left.
They checked out the few rooms next door. They were at the extensive part of the corridor.
Zuoqiu Xunshuang informed, “This region is where the high-level officials live. Right now, it’s just us.”
She pointed at the outermost room. “That’s my room. If there’s an issue, you can visit me there.”
She pointed at the other rooms. “You can choose any room among those.”
Lu Ze and the girls nodded. They didn’t neglect to thank Zuoqiu Xunshuang.
The group chose their respective rooms. Lu Ze entered one of them and looked at the simple metal furniture. In the next moment, he lay on the bed. They had been traveling to several places lately. The s.h.i.+p was practically their home.
Lu Ze looked at the ceiling, lost in thought.
‘Wait, did he forget something?’
Lu Ze frowned. He tried to recall it. Moments later, his eyes lit up.
‘The New Dawn has been repaired, hasn’t it?’
Unfortunately, he was already boarding a s.h.i.+p now. Otherwise, he would have inspected the new s.h.i.+p.
Life was drained from Lu Ze. His dream to become a pilot had to be delayed once again.
It would take half a month to reach the Geka System. Perhaps he would just drive the new s.h.i.+p later.
He wasn’t Ying Ying. He must wait.
Lu Ze sat on the bed and went inside the Pocket Hunting Dimension. As always, he dragged Qiuyue Hesha inside.
During this period, however, Lu Ze was taken aback. It seemed as though the girl who was accompanying him was about to make another breakthrough
‘Is she actually moving on to level-2 star state?’
Although Lu Ze was surprised, he didn’t find it out of the ordinary. After all, a month had already pa.s.sed, and he gave her level-3 star state orbs for her cultivation. In fact, it was long overdue.
On the same note, the same thing should be happening to that female alcoholic.
Lu Ze felt sour. As for him, he would need to wait for at least ten days to make his breakthrough
Actually, the time difference could be attributed to his superiority in every aspect. Hence, he required more energy to complete a breakthrough.
In comparison to the two girls who were stuck at digesting level-3 star state orbs, Lu Ze could at least barely digest level-4 star state orbs now. However, another issue cropped up.
Level-4 star state beasts were naturally tough to deal with. Even after stringing along Qiuyue Hesha, the both of them could only be evenly matched with their opponents.
Once they fail to kill the enemy, they might also catch the attention of powerful bosses.
‘What else could he do then?’
He had no better options right now.
Up to this point, the two of them had only managed to kill five level-4 star state beasts. Those were not sufficient for his cultivation.
He felt vexed!
Following her breakthrough, her combat power should be on par with him. By then, she was much more useful in killing higher-level monsters. With such a plan in mind, Lu Ze grinned. He felt eager.
Since she was in the process of breaking through, he would go hunting by himself first.
After a round of hunting, he started cultivating as usual…
The following morning, Lu Ze visited Ying Ying’s room. Nangong Jing and Qiuyue Hesha were already inside, feeding the gluttonous girl.
The kitchen was bustling with activity. Alice and the rest of the girls were preparing breakfast.
Upon seeing him arrive, Nangong Jing got up.
She smugly asked, “Hmph, Ze, can you if something about me is different?”
Lu Ze was dumbfounded, but he indulged Nangong Jing. Then, he smiled. “Do you want to spar? What would be the bet?”
Nangong Jing didn’t expect the response. She looked vigilantly at Lu Ze. “What do you want to do?”
Lu Ze raised a brow. “Are you scared?”
Although she already knew Lu Ze was trying to trick her, Nangong Jing still responded, “What a joke! Me? Scared? Why don’t we bet then? But, what bet?”
Qiuyue Hesha’s mouth twitched. She had sensed his chi last night. He wasn’t unaware of their progress.
Yet, this T-Rex still naively took the bait…
Sure enough, her brain was pretty much empty, except for some muscles.
Lu Ze raised a brow. “If I guess correctly, how about kissing me?”
Nangong Jing blushed and looked at Qiuyue Hesha with embarra.s.sment.
As for the other three, they were still in the kitchen.
Nangong Jing exclaimed, “Okay. If I win, I’m going to flick your forehead!”
She hadn’t done that in a long time. Ever since Lu Ze became stronger than her, her forehead had been suffering. Lu Ze smiled. “Sure.”
He inched closer and pretended to look around. He made Nangong Jing quite uncomfortable.
Still, she felt overjoyed inside. To her, it seemed as though Lu Ze was simply entranced by her beautiful appearance.
‘Stupid guy!’ She could already imagine herself flicking his head.
At this moment, Lu Ze smiled. “You successfully made a breakthrough to level-2 star state.” “???”
Nangong Jing’s smile froze. She gasped at Lu Ze. “How did you guess? I didn’t release my chi. I hid it on purpose!’
Lu Ze rolled his eyes. He already knew about it upon discovering the fox demon’s breakthrough last night. The following day, Nangong Jing was obviously in a rush to show off.
And of course, he couldn’t say that either. He smiled at Nangong Jing. “You lost! You’re not going to cheat, are you?” Nangong Jing blushed and looked at Qiuyue Hesha before kissing Lu Ze. Then, she glared at him before going back to the bedside as she fed Ying Ying. She didn’t dare to speak at all.
At this moment, the kitchen doors opened, and the other three girls came out.
Alice announced, “Time to eat!”
Five days later, Lu Ze used a level-4 star state red orb. It felt a little painful, but as he devoured the energy, it slowly turned into a hollow star ring. That faint star ring appeared quite fragile.
As copious amounts of spirit force were pulled into Lu Ze’s body and digested thereafter, the star ring condensed, forming the same rings that were a couple of times smaller than the first one.
Lu Ze opened his eyes and clenched his fist.
A hum reverberated, and an invisible shockwave spread across all directions.
Lu Ze smiled upon sensing the intensity of the power.
Finally, he too completed a breakthrough to level-2 star state. His combat power increased by several folds.
With his current power, he should be able to face ordinary level-8 star states.
Level-4 star state beasts were easy prey for him now. He could even consider fighting level-5 star state beasts.
Lu Ze felt great. He continued to cultivate.