Chapter 272 - Unexpected Arrival
Gustav's eyes widened as he looked below him and noticed a massive amount of blood-red waves headed for him.
Gustav screamed out as he made use of his last vestiges of energy to surround himself with a gravitational barrier again but in a few seconds…
Like a balloon, the gravitational barrier was pierced through, and Gustav was consumed by the blood-red waves coming from below.
"Ughhh!" Gustav felt his strength being sapped from him at an insanely fast speed.
This wasn't just his energy. He also felt like he was losing everything within as he fell to his knees weakly.
His body trembled furiously as he tried moving, but it was of no use. All he could hear within the blood-red waves that blinded his entire view was the elated laughter of the rock being.
"YES! YES! YES! YOU'RE EVEN MORE AMAZING THAN I EXPECTED! YES! GIVE EVERYTHING TO ME!"
The rock kept shouting out as streams of yellowish energy floated into it from below.
The energy was phasing out of the barrier, and it was coming from Gustav.
"HAHAHA, I SHALL NOT ONLY BE FREE BUT BECOME POWERFUL ENOUGH TO MAKE THE EARTHLINGS PAY!
"YES! MY FREEDOM IS AT HAND!"
The rock voiced out again as little cracks began to appear on the rock.
Gustav groaned in pain as his face began to lose color and his body size began to slim down.
Far above the hole, a young man with yellow braided long hair and chestnut-colored eyes stared at the hole.
"The kid is in trouble. I should act now since the situation is already beyond what their power level is capable of handling," He muttered with a low tone as he prepared to jump in. Still, in the next moment, he noticed something.
A trail of wind created a line across the ground on the other side. In the next moment, a silver-colored afterimage covered within massive aura-like energy could be seen bolting down the walls.
In a few, the afterimage of the silver silhouette had disappeared deep into the hole.
"I will hold on, for now, to see how this goes," The man muttered as he squatted and peered into the darkness of the hole.
'How much longer?' Gustav asked internally as his legs trembled within the waves of blood-red energy.
("About 70% left to absorb. Two percent more will be enough for an upgrade,")
The system replied.
'When you acquire enough for an upgrade, keep absorbing its energy and transfer it to me,' Gustav proposed with a groan. The system was able to absorb energy faster than Gravitational Energy Container could, which was why Gustav proposed this.
("Your body will explode to pieces because it can't contain more than 2% of the crystal's energy, how do you intend on containing the rest of the 65%?)
The system asked.
'Just do it!' Gustav screamed internally.
("Alright…. 1.9% left.")
The system started counting down as Gustav struggled to hold on. Gustav would have asked the system to start transferring the energy now. However, the system couldn't stop absorbing energy into itself after the process had started. Unless the energy source ran dry or it gathered enough for an upgrade.
With every passing moment, Gustav's body shrunk more and more.
"HAHAHA, THIS IS AWESOME! I HAVE NEVER FELT SO ALIVE!"
"I CAN FEEL YOUR EMOTIONS TOWARDS EARTHLINGS!"
The rock voiced out as more cracks continued to appear on it.
"YOU ALSO BEAR RESENTMENT TOWARDS THEM, AND WHY IS THIS…?"
The rock purplish glowing eyes squinted as Gustav's memories flowed into its mind.
The constant bullying and being ostracized due to having a low graded bloodline.
"AH, I SEE NOW… YOU AND I ARE NOT SO DIFFERENT AFTER ALL,"
The rock said to Gustav, who had currently shrunk in width. He was almost back to being as slim as he used to be before he got the system.
"DON'T WORRY I SHALL TAKE REVENGE FOR YOU TOO, I SHALL DRIVE THE LIVING CREATURES TO EXTINCTION," The rock voiced out with a tone of righteousness.
"W… w… we a…re n…ot the same…." Gustav struggled to get up as he spoke.
"I will not sacrifice another to gain power…."
"…and I certainly will not include people that had nothing to do with my suffering when concocting plans of evil." Gustav's legs wobbled as he stood up.
His legs and arms had slimmed down so much that he could be mistaken for a toothpick.
Gustav raised his trembling arms up and pointed at the rock, "You are just a sick and weak piece of crap incapable of looking out for another means to gain power. Also, after gaining power, you will still end up using it for the wrong purpose and eventually meet your end after not achieving anything,"
After saying that, Gustav gave a thumbs down as his trembling arms lowered, and he fell to his knees once again.
His eyes were already blurry, and his head was ringing so loud that he couldn't even see the system notification anymore.
"OH… BUT YOU WILL MEET YOUR END BEFORE I DO," The rock voiced out with a slightly anguished tone.
"INCREASE!" It voiced out again.
The blood-red waves increased in capacity.
'I ca…n't hold on… any…more,' Gustav said internally as everything in his line of sight turned blank and his figure started falling to the ground.
("Hold on, we're almost there, 0.20% left…")
If Gustav's sight was still functioning, he would have seen the system calling out to him. However, at the moment, he had lost every bit of energy left in his body and was falling to the ground like a piece of clothing, swaying with the waves.
The cracks on the rock had already covered almost every part of its being.
'So, this is how it ends?' Gustav chuckled slightly as his body descended, 'It was really good while it lasted,'
As Gustav was about to fall unconscious when he heard a loud scream…
It was a feminine voice that sounded quite familiar to him.