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Chapter 79 - I Hear I’m a Battle God (16)

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Chapter 79 I Hear I’m a Battle G.o.d (16)

Close to half a month had pa.s.sed.

With the help of this group of youths, the Zerg who had infiltrated the base had already been mostly eliminated.

Every day, there would be people dropping out of the training. A small amount were because of injuries, most were because of hunger, edema, fever, exhaustion, and the huge psychological pressure.

Fortunately, not a single member of Ji Zuoshan’s team of four had dropped out.

Ji Zuoshan himself had a very strong survival ability. Even without salt, he could pick out non-toxic salt fruits from innumerable poisonous wild fruits. They could not only be mashed up and used as seasoning, they could also be used to supplement the nutrients needed in the body.

Now, whenever they ate, they needed to have at least two people on lookout duty.

After half a month, a lot of people were unable to catch any wild animals, and could only eat wild fruits to survive. However, if they only ate wild animals, they wouldn’t have enough energy, not even enough to pilot their mecha. Hence, their only option left could be summed up in one word: Steal.

The training on “The Scar” was already almost at its end. Many people were gritting their teeth and bearing it, solely because they wanted to win. In order to win, there was nothing anyone wouldn’t do.

This had already become a tacitly accepted rule. Fortunately, this group had Ji Zuoshan, so they were getting along rather comfortably.

On the last night before the end of the training, they collected and handed in the claws of twelve aquatic Zerg very early, then caught a wild chicken and climbed onto a high cliff.

Over this half a month, they had always rested at the highest point they could find within a kilometre to avoid people moving into their s.p.a.ce, occupying the higher ground, and robbing them.

After the chicken was seasoned with the salt fruit and absorbed the taste of saltiness, Chi Xiaochi dug up some yellow mud, and picked two big leaves with a light scent like that of bamboo off of an unknown tree. He wrapped the chicken in the leaves, then wrapped that in the yellow mud. After that, he buried it in the ground and cooked it. Not long after, the fragrance of meat emanated from the ground in clouds of steam.

Blue dug up the chicken

and peeled off the outer layer of leaves. The meat had a strong fragrance, along with the slight scent of minerals and a wisp of bamboo fragrance. Placed in a washed leaf that had been folded into the shape of a boat, then adding two or three bright red wild fruits, against the red and contrasted with the green, it looked incredibly attractive.

The three young masters and young misses who had never been touched by the sun or been stained by fresh water were all stunned.

This dish was made with Ji Zuoshan instructing and Chi Xiaochi carrying it out. He used a tree branch that had been washed clean to tear the chicken apart and split it with the three people, while he himself, blowing on his burnt fingers, shamelessly stole a chicken leg.

After spending half a month together, the four could be considered to be very familiar with one another. No one questioned this distribution method.

It could be said that without Ji Zuoshan, the portions the three of them would have would just be wild fruits.

At first, w.a.n.g Xiaoqing also had a few fantasies about Ji Zuoshan, just like Rosie in the beginning. After all, his combat power was strong to the point of being alluring. However, after knowing him for a long time, w.a.n.g Xiaoqing found that this person was a beautiful, human-shaped block of ice.

After some self-examination, she realised she didn’t have the green snake’s talent of enticing monks, nor did she have the patience, and simply chose to settle for the next best thing, being his friend.

Barring any unexpected incidents, this would be their last day together. Once they left the base, they would be going their separate ways. The next time they would meet, they would probably already be in the army.

w.a.n.g Xiaoqing straightforwardly opened up about her intentions, “Xiao Ji, I’m the younger sister of w.a.n.g Jingqiu, the deputy commander of the South Road Army. Would you be willing to join the South Road Army?”

Chi Xiaochi asked Ji Zuoshan. Ji Zuoshan hesitated for a moment, then answered, as long as he could fight, anywhere was fine.

But the reply Chi Xiaochi gave w.a.n.g Xiaoqing was: “Let’s talk about it when the time comes.”

061, “……I don’t think that’s what the person himself, Xiao Ji, said.”

Chi Xiaochi said, “Trust me, I said the same thing he did. People always need to have some idea of their own worth. There’s no need to promote yourself, you just need sufficient attractiveness. Xiao Ji is the most valuable treasure on this planet, he can’t just be bought by anyone with an offer.”

Ji Zuoshan was a little uneasy. “Xiaoqing is my friend……”

Chi Xiaochi, “Your friend came up to you with the intention to recruit you from the beginning.”

Ji Zuoshan, “But……”

Chi Xiaochi, “Friends don’t give each other whatever the other asks for. They’re your peers, not your younger siblings. You’re not their parents either.”

Ji Zuoshan was silent.

These words lightly pointed out the main crux of the issue with Ji Zuoshan: He always treated the people around him like his younger siblings, not rejecting a single request of theirs. He was like this to Zhan Yanchao, and was like this as well to w.a.n.g Xiaoqing.

In shock, he realised that even after his death, his mentality of nurturing baby birds hadn’t changed.

On the other hand, Chi Xiaochi didn’t much of it. In his point of view, most of those who thought that after rebirth, they could instantly shed their mortal body and exchange their bones, and shake off all the bad habits left by their past life were all just dreaming.

Even after dying and coming back to life, one would still be the same person. If they didn’t consciously avoid it, most would inadvertently walk down the same path as before.

Chi Xiaochi didn’t want to say too much to Ji Zuoshan. This child had a reserved nature, and had a lot of things weighing on his mind, just giving a reminder every now and then would be enough.

Unexpectedly, w.a.n.g Xiaoqing, who’d been refused, wasn’t too upset. She patted him on the shoulder, and didn’t continue the topic. Instead, she asked a question that she had been pondering over but hadn’t been able to answer for this half month, “With your ability, why did you have to become Zhan Yanchao’s human sacrifice?”

w.a.n.g Xizhou tugged at her. “Jie.”

Chi Xiaochi reduced all Ji Zuoshan’s difficulties into four words, “To support my family.”

With nothing better to do at the moment, he told them Ji Zuoshan’s story. Although he had rarely added any details, it was still enough to fill w.a.n.g Xiaoqing with fury. She picked up a piece of the flaming firewood and beat it against a nearby rock. “What even is he?! f.u.c.king destroy him! Beat him into an Omega!”

After these few days, the girl who originally still had a slight air of n.o.bility had already been pretty much entirely corrupted by Rosie.

Chi Xiaochi said indifferently, “I know the score.”

w.a.n.g Xiaoqing didn’t doubt him in the slightest. Given Ji Zuoshan’s ability, even if he didn’t use a mecha, and just used his spiritual power, he would be able to trample anyone who’d tyrannised him in the past under his feet, and strip away all the energy in their body.

Achieving his revenge would truly be too simple for him. She patted Chi Xiaochi on the shoulder and said firmly, “I believe in you!”

Chi Xiaochi declined to comment. “Miss, go and sleep. Tomorrow is the last day,”

It was indeed the last day.

Their topographic map was complete. As long as they collected the task items that would be announced at 6 am, they would be able to finish this training.

At about 5:50 am, the four woke up and waited for the orders that would be sent over to their transmitters.

Ten minutes later, the sound of a middle-aged man clearing his throat came from their transmitters, then, the incredibly warm voice coming from the direction of headquarters was transmitted to all four corners of the base.

“Congratulations to all one thousand and three hundred students left partic.i.p.ating in this exercise. Together with your comrades, you have accomplished the training task excellently. Now, what I’m going to announce, will be the last task you have to complete……”

Speaking up to here, he deliberately paused for a moment.

w.a.n.g Xiaoqing was a little nervous. As she clenched her fists, all she could her was her own breathing and the sound of her heart thumping.

“Firstly, if you still have your comrades by your side, please hug them.”

w.a.n.g Xiaoqing almost forgot to breather, but she didn’t dare disobey the command from her earphones.

……Hugging was a military order.

She lunged over and hugged w.a.n.g Xizhou. Instantly, an immense sense of satisfaction rose up from her heart.

Even though these days had been surrounded by perils, this younger brother of hers who she had always thought to be weak to the point of not being worthy of her respect had been guarding her in front of her this entire time. Ever since she had left her mother’s womb together with him, this pair of brother and sister had never been this close.

Rosie raised an eyebrow at Chi Xiaochi. “How about the two of us have one too?”

Before Chi Xiaochi could raise his arms, he was seized by Blue and rather firmly brought into its embrace.

Rosie didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. “Hey, are you protecting your food? You used to be my family’s cleaning robot, alright?”

Chi Xiaochi stroked Blue’s head. “You don’t ask heroes where they come from. Even if it was an automatic toilet before, now, it’ll still be my Blue.”

As he spoke, in a good mood, he gently stroked Blue’s face.

Blue’s joints stiffened.

And 061 couldn’t help it as well, releasing a long breath as he rubbed his slightly hot face, but the corners of his mouth couldn’t help but rise.

The person on the transmitters left enough time for everyone’s emotional exchanges. After about three minutes, that gentle voice sounded once more. “Now that the emotional exchanges are over, the next thing you need to do, is to take a mecha key that’s not yours and get to the nearest monitoring point. The first ten people to bring the key and the topographic map will be the winners of this compet.i.tion. Jiayou, everyone.”

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Upon hearing these words, w.a.n.g Xiaoqing’s smile instantly stiffened.

Then Chi Xiaochi rushed towards the other three and said, “What’s the prize for last place?”

w.a.n.g Xiaoqing hurriedly said, “The first place gets a complete military-grade mecha, second place to tenth place gets a smaller military-grade reconnaissance mecha, which is similar to the mechas on use right now, the only difference is that it’s military-grade!”

Chi Xiaochi asked, “Who wants it the most?”

Before w.a.n.g Xiaoqing could speak, w.a.n.g Xizhou quickly spoke for his older sister, “My sister wants it!”

w.a.n.g Xiaoqing, “Xiao Zhou, you……”

Chi Xiaochi said straightforwardly, “Don’t talk nonsense, your younger brother’s mecha’s speed is the fastest out of all of us here, if he wanted it he’d have long since ran. What about you, Rosie?”

Rosie glanced at w.a.n.g Xiaoqing. Currently, they were only one hundred metres away from the monitoring point. “I don’t want it. If Xiaoqing gets it, just let me study it a little.”

Chi Xiaochi expressed his position to w.a.n.g Xiaoqing, “I also give up. Just pay me half the market price.”

w.a.n.g Xiaoqing didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. “I won’t slight you, full price.”

Chi Xiaochi grabbed w.a.n.g Xiaoqing’s arm. As he stopped his mecha, he pushed her forwards. “w.a.n.g-daxiaojie, remember your words!”

With Chi Xiaochi’s strength, w.a.n.g Xiaoqing broke through the designated finish line.

While Chi Xiaochi and the rest leisurely strolled across the finish line.

Immediately after, the person in charge came out of the tent and grabbed w.a.n.g Xiaoqing, who had just come out of her mecha. With a brilliant smile, he said, “Congratulations, our first place!”

He looked around, and greeted Chi Xiaochi and the rest one by one, “Second place, third place, fourth place!”

w.a.n.g Xiaoqing had rushed too fast, and was now still a little confused. “What? Am I not……”

Before she could complete her sentence, a pair of mechas supporting each other appeared on the sand dune a kilometre away.

The monitoring point’s loudspeaker began to play the contents it had just announced again from the beginning, “Nine people have already arrived at the other monitoring points! There’s only one place left!!”

The two stiffened slightly. One of them tightened his grip on the key in his hand.

And in the next second, the mecha next to him stumbled, falling to the ground.

……The few people looked at the loudspeaker, and sincerely felt a chill from the bottom of their hearts.

They went to the rest station and got food and water.

After sitting down, the Ji Zuoshan who hadn’t spoken since yesterday night said, “What the planet wants isn’t soldiers, but wild beasts.”

Crazed wild beasts that would do anything to achieve their goals. Those people were trained in “The Scar”, and placed into every army division. Their desire for victory was so strong that they could even make a move against their partners, let alone their enemies.

Ji Zuoshan thought of the distant past, of those unforgettable humiliations.

After slaughtering those Alphas, Zhan Yanchao didn’t receive too severe a punishment, not even having to go to military court.

The reason for this was very simple. Zhan Yanchao was a genius in terms of fighting. Keeping him would be of great use.

And if not there wasn’t a Zhan Yanchao to take revenge for him, those Alphas probably wouldn’t be punished very severely as well. After all, the victim was just an Omega.

Alphas threw themselves in head first and spilt their blood to protect this planet, what did the dignity of an Omega matter?

After he asked this question, however, Chi Xiaochi laughed and said, “Going by the rules of survival, an Omega’s dignity indeed doesn’t matter for anything.”

Helpless, 061 reminded him, “That’s politically incorrect.”

But Chi Xiaochi said, “To the planet, with the neighbouring Zerg planet, they bring their lives on their waistbelts everyday. What correct?”

Ji Zuoshan didn’t speak again.

Chi Xiaochi’s hands supported his body from the back. He said to Ji Zuoshan, “If you’re dissatisfied with that, then just become the person who makes the rules.”

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