Chapter 580: Fathead Fish's Weapon
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
“Why don't you come along and help me s.n.a.t.c.h my baby back?” Fatty Big Sea tried to persuade Dumby.
Dumby was expressionless. Of course, it was difficult for Dumby to reveal any expression. “Let's talk about it again when Master is back.”
“But there's no telling when Master will be back—what if that monster gets alarmed and runs away? I don't know when the next time I'll find it will be.” Fatty Big Sea was fretting endlessly. As Fatty Big Sea thought about this, its head swelled.
“Master is back.” Dumby looked into the distance.
Fatty Big Sea shook its head. How had it not sensed Gao Peng's breathing? After a few seconds, a trace of disbelief surfaced in Fatty Big Sea's eyes. It had detected Gao Peng's breathing approaching from a distance. Dumby actually has such sharp awareness?!
Ten minutes later, Fatty Big Sea saw Da Zi flying over. It could sense the familiar breathing on Da Zi's back. Its eyes, which were the size of mungs beans, blinked.
It wasn't afraid of other familiars. Fatty Big Sea only felt slightly intimidated when he was facing Gao Peng. After all, this man was in control of his lifeblood. Moreover, its subsequent grade advancement depended on Gao Peng.
“Hey, you guys are waiting for me.” When Gao Peng saw both of his familiars—one floating in the water and the other standing before the palace—he thought that they were waiting for him.
Fatty Big Sea smiled awkwardly while Dumby answered honestly, “Master, Fatty Big Sea said that it found the treasure that it had left in the depths of the sea.”
Treasure? Gao Peng's eyes lit up. This Fatty Big Sea is really something. It actually made such a sneaky move. It didn't say anything when I was around. It only waited until I left before it slyly tried to retrieve its treasure behind my back.
“Big Sea, I'm rather disappointed. You forgot about your owner when you found your treasure.” Gao Peng sighed.
Fatty Big Sea laughed awkwardly. “I only just thought about this. Moreover, I haven't even obtained the treasure yet.”
As it said that, Fatty Big Sea leaped out of the water. Its body shrunk midair until it eventually transformed into a big-headed fish that was the size of an elbow and landed beside Gao Peng.
After flinging off the water droplets that were clinging to its body, Fatty Big Sea said, “Master, I'm the only person who can use that treasure…” It seemed to have caught the look of disbelief in Gao Peng's eyes, as Fatty Big Sea hurriedly leaped up and yelled, “Really! I'm the only person who can maximize the power of this treasure.”
“This is the first time I'm hearing anything like this. At first, I was indifferent to who obtained this treasure, but your att.i.tude is making me want to give it a try instead,” said Gao Peng with a laugh.
Fatty Big Sea tried to widen its eyes. It managed to force its tiny mung bean-sized eyes open so much that they were the size of soybeans now. There were tears in those black eyes.
Gao Peng had long grown immune to Fatty Big Sea acting cutely. Its acting skills weren't as good as Da Zi's when the latter would try to obtain food by cheating. With just one glance, Gao Peng could tell that this fat-headed fish had never had to fret about anything or go through hards.h.i.+ps in its life.
“All right, let's talk later if there's anything else. I'm hungry after flying and want something to eat,” said Gao Peng.
Da Zi scratched its head. “I think I'm the one who flew the whole time…”
Gao Peng waved his hand and allowed Dumby to lead him towards the palace.
From time to time, wild monsters could be seen roaming around the island. However, when these monsters saw Gao Peng, Dumby, and the rest, their footsteps would halt, and traces of timidity and fear would surface in their eyes.
To them, Gao Peng was the crowned king here. This island was also a foundation base that Gao Peng had acc.u.mulated over three years in the Black Fog World. All the monsters on this island had either been captured or evolved by Gao Peng.
The periphery of this island was an endless sea. The skeletal remains of many ghouls that had been revived by Dumby lurked in the sea—leaving the island secretly was an impossible feat. If anyone attempted to leave the island secretly, the next thing awaiting them was a fate of being torn to pieces by the ghouls lurking below.
After dinner, Gao Peng wiped his mouth. “What treasure were you talking about before?”
Fatty Big Sea was annoyed. He hadn't expected for the devil, Gao Peng, to eventually find out about this. It felt that Gao Peng had a very discerning gaze. The latter only had to take one glimpse to know what was going on. Fatty Big Sea had always thought that Gao Peng was a treasure detector wrapped in human skin.
“It's a weapon,” Fatty Big Sea told him honestly.
“A weapon? There are weapons for monsters as well?” Gao Peng asked, astonished.
“Of course, there are weapons.” Desolion, who was sprawled by his side, interrupted him. “However, we're naturally strong, and most weapons aren't as good as our bodies, so very few monsters use them.”
Very few… isn't equivalent to none. Gao Peng was reminded of Ox Head and Horse Face. Generally, human-like monsters were more suited for the use of weapons. Fatty Big Sea, what kind of weapon do you use when you're a big-headed fish that doesn't even have a claw—a helmet? Such a big head should be equipped with an enormous helmet.
Gao Peng laughed involuntarily. “All right, then tell me where that helmet is.”
Fatty Big Sea muttered his reb.u.t.tal. “It's not a helmet. Do you really think I would use such low-level treasure…”
Despite that, Gao Peng still had some interest in the treasure that Fatty Big Sea was talking about. Beyond anything else, Fatty Big Sea's taste was very unique, and its ability to appreciate treasure had far surpa.s.sed that of Moneymaker.
Fatty Big Sea really didn't pay attention to ordinary treasure. Moreover, this was the first time Gao Peng had seen Fatty Big Sea look so serious.
“You don't have the courage to attack even though you're already at Level 79. Instead, you have to convince Dumby to do it… Is your weapon in the hands of a Saint-tier monster?” asked Gao Peng.
Fatty Big Sea blinked and casually said, “It's not a Saint-tier monster… It's a Quasi G.o.d.”
Gao Peng spat out the tea leaves he had just swallowed. “Hey!” He knocked Fatty Big Sea's smooth forehead with the back of his hand. “Even if you want to die, don't drag us along. I would ask you to forget about it even if it was just a Saint-tier monster that we are up against, but a Quasi G.o.d—do you know anything about Quasi G.o.ds?”
Fatty Big Sea's face remained stern. “What if I knew what that Quasi G.o.d's weakness was?”
“This won't work even if it has a weakness. A camel that starved to death is still bigger than a horse. Moreover, even if you start off as the aggressor, death is imminent. If we target that Quasi G.o.d's weakness, we'll still be fighting until our last breath.” Gao Peng didn't know what the weakness was yet, but something like a weakness could only be made use of when there wasn't a huge gap in ability. It was just like how many people had known the weakness of Achilles, the war hero, was his heel… But did they still try to attack him?
Fatty Big Sea mulled over it and said, “Of course I know how strong a Quasi G.o.d is, but it's not like I'm completely weak either.”
“Stop trying to make your case.” Goldie slammed its hand on the table, causing it to shatter into pieces with a thud.
Fatty Big Sea narrowed its eyes. “That weapon belonged to me in the past, and I left something in it—in a crucial moment, I can make it attack in reverse.”
“You're a fat-headed fish. You should just use a hammer.” Goldie was full of contempt.
It was rare for Fatty Big Sea not to argue with Goldie. It merely said calmly, “It's a divine artifact.”