Chapter 107: Abyss
The azure wolf silently stopped behind him, standing there for a while. It raised its head and it actually spoke the human language from its wolf mouth, “Master……You returning from hell, wasn’t it just to see him? Why is it that once you met him, he actually didn’t recognize you……”
“It doesn’t matter if he recognizes me or not……I am just a lonely ghost that should have long since ceased to exist, I don’t have the qualifications to interfere with his life. I can only silently watch over him……Waiting for the day he could defeat me. Then, I can finally close my eyes in satisfaction and return to where I belong. What I can do is make him stronger and give him a goal.” The azure haired man was very light, quickly disappearing into the wind.
Making him stronger and giving him a goal……This was his only reason for living.
The azure wolf was silent. After a little while it said, “…..Master, did you not realize? He could recognize you.”
The azure haired man slowly closed his eyes. When he opened them, they were still filled with a dead look, “The current me is not the me of the past. Other than my broken soul, even my life and body are not the life and body of the past……Even I can’t recognize myself. He, definitely will not……”
“Azure Soul, let’s go.” He coldly said. Lifting his feet, he walked forward to wherever was in front of him.
A shattered heart……
A shattered life……
A shattered soul……
He was just a lonely ghost that had returned from hell……
Lonely Wolf. A solitary wolf……Nameless!
From the light, into a dim area, finally into darkness.
Guo Guo didn’t know whether to scream in terror or excitement. The wind by their ears became stronger and it was just like a blade slicing on their faces and bodies……
No matter who it was that fell down this dark abyss, they would instinctively close their eyes and would loudly scream in terror. But, Ye Tian Xie did not act like he had been scared silly. He was not surprised, he was not panicked, and he was not in chaos. In his eyes, there was a kind of daze.
The azure haired man’s leaving back image reverberated in his mind…..That back image……
He fiercely shook his head as he tried to convince himself in his mind……It can’t possibly be him, it’s impossible. He had clearly died all those years ago……Moreover, he did not look like that or have that azure hair……How could he be a NPC of this world? There are no similarities between the two people!
But, why did he look so familiar to point where he felt pain from seeing him? When he saw his back figure walking away, he finally realized why it looked so familiar.
That year, the image of his back, that final image, could never be forgotten. Because, that was the last time he saw him……The person that always protected him and had used his own life to save him.
But there was a voice that was telling him, a person’s appearance, body, voice, and hair can all change……But, that soul piercing gaze and back image would never change.
Two different worlds and two different people that could never have met, this was clearly something impossible. But, why was his heart hysterically beating…..If it wasn’t because his heart had been touched, why else would he have this kind of feeling? If it wasn’t the most direct, real, and intense feeling, how could his heart have been touched?
“Wa, wa, wa……Master……Master…..Ah!! So high……So dark……So scary……”
Guo Guo’s loud shouts had finally awakened Ye Tian Xie from his stupor. Although she was calling out “scared” in shock, it was clear to anyone that could hear her voice that she was not actually afraid. Rather she seemed to be excited from this intense stimulation.
Abyss……This place is?
The wind had been howling in his ears and the surroundings had been darkness for quite a while, yet he still hadn’t reached the bottom yet. This black abyss was truly terrifyingly deep!
This kind of height, it was more than enough to let Ye Tian Xie die several times.
Why did he bring me here and push me down?
“Wa, oh, oh…..Master, master, how terrifying.”
Guo Guo’s body was very light and normally she would be flying, so there was no reason she would be free falling like this. She was only falling because she was grabbing onto Ye Tian Xie’s hair. Pain transmitted from Guo Guo pulling Ye Tian Xie’s hair. It was so painful that tears almost came out.
Hearing Guo Guo’s voice, Ye Tian Xie could imagine her with her mouth wide open, dancing with joy. This little girl liked exciting things, Guo Guo was a very interesting person……Would someone who could fly fear falling? Even a ghost wouldn’t believe it!
“Where is this place?” Ye Tian Xie knit his brows. In this kind of situation where a normal person would lose their mind, Ye Tian Xie was surprisingly calm……At this kind of time, the more panicked a person was, the more likely they were to die. By being calm, one would be able to find a way to survive.
Because of how fast he was falling, Ye Tian Xie’s voice was a little twisted, but Guo Guo still clearly heard what he said. She softly shouted, “I don’t know…..Master, where is this place!”
“……” If I knew, would I still be asking you!?
Ye Tian Xie’s brows became tighter and tighter. Where this was, he didn’t need to know. Why he was brought here was also not important. The thing he had to deal with first……was finding a way to survive! Even in deepest of abysses, there will be a landing point. With how high this was, the minute he landed, he would lose his life!
That wind that was like knives on his face made it so he could not hear anything, and it was very hard to calm one’s mind in this kind of situation. Trying to find where he was, Ye Tian Xie quickly looked all around himself……But everywhere he looked, all he saw was pitch black darkness. Right at this time, a light bulb suddenly lit up in his brain. He called a scroll from his inventory and immediately crushed it.
“Ding…..You’ve used the skill scroll – Dark Fog and have obtained the skill ‘Dark Fog’. When activated, a fog condensed from powers of death will surround the user’s body, slowing down their falling speed. Uses 20 MP per use and lasts for 5 seconds. It can be interrupted at any time. Has a cooldown of 30 seconds.”
Dark Fog……A skill that could slow his falling speed. This trash skill that came from the Juvenile Undead Monarch had now become Ye Tian Xie’s life saving skill.。
Ye Tian Xie did not immediately activate the Dark Fog skill to slow himself down, rather he drew in all his senses, focusing his mind on his sense of touch. Ignoring Guo Guo loudly shouting by his ears, he silently felt his surroundings, especially the wind coming from below his feet. Because if he quickly used the Dark Fog out of excitement, once the effects passed and he didn’t have the skill to use when he really needed it…..Then the results would be tragic.
So, the minute that he needed it to save his life……that will be when he releases the Dark Fog. Using the five seconds it could be activated to land on the ground.
But while he was falling, he was surrounded by darkness, so he could not see a thing……Even if there was light, who could control it in this kind of impossible situation other than the God of Luck.
Ye Tian Xie closed his eyes and focussed everything on his perception. He was silently calculating the time and feeling the air coming from below his feet.
A high falling object will always cause a downward air current underneath their feet. The moment that air current comes in contact with the landing surface, there will be some kind of rebound that forces the air back up. This will offset the downward air current and cause the airflow to experience a slight change…….The closer one was to the ground, the more obvious the change was. The further one was, the smaller the change.
One minute, two minutes, three minutes……After three minutes passed, Ye Tian Xie was still in free fall. The terrifying depth of this pitch black abyss exceeded Ye Tian Xie’s imagination, but from the beginning until now, he had kept his eyes closed all throughout. He did not relax his concentration at all…..Because, this was related to his survival. Although this was just a game world, no matter where he was, he would never accept his own ‘death’.”
The wind continued to whistle by his ears. After falling for five minutes, a slight change in the air made Ye Tian Xie react. His brows slightly moved, but his eyes did not open. Rather they became even tighter as he began to concentrate harder……
Half second….One second…..Two seconds……
Ye Tian Xie suddenly opened his eyes as his lips opened and closed, “Dark Fog!”
A mass of light and an almost invisible gray fog instantly formed under Ye Tian Xie’s feet and he began to slow down under the effects of the Dark Fog. Although he was still falling, the speed at which he was falling was clearly becoming slower……
“Yi?” Guo Guo gave a surprised shout as she noticed that they were slowing down. Then she looked at Ye Tian Xie with a questioning gaze.
Their bodies were falling down like a bundle of cotton floating in the wind. This slow speed made Ye Tian Xie relax by quite a bit, but once he looked down, he became very nervous again……
The falling speed decreased as time passed second by second…..But Ye Tian Xie’s previous falling speed was just too fast and the power of the Dark Fog was limited. It was impossible for him to completely stop in just five seconds.
Three seconds, four seconds, five seconds……
Ye Tian Xie’s body shook. In that moment he felt a tremble pass through his entire body……He had finally reached the bottom. He suppressed the violent shock wave that passed through his internal organs as he landed and his lips revealed a ghost of a smile.
There were no prompt sounds that rang out beside his ears, nor did his consciousness began to cloud over…..The minute effects of the Dark Fog ended, Ye Tian Xie had landed on the ground. The shock that passed through his body almost made him feel as if he had died.
Looking at his own HP……The entire HP bar was almost completely empty……There was only 12 points of HP left.
The God of Luck was looking out for him once again? Ye Tian Xie forced his body that had yet to recover to stand up. Surviving could definitely be considered a blessing. Now, it was time to find out where he was and why he was brought here.