For A Better Future, They Would Do All They Could
Translator:EndlessFantasy TranslationEditor:EndlessFantasy Translation
“They will be able to go to school and learn new things. Unlike our lives here, there is no sense of security. We don’t even know if we are going to live another day with enough food. When we finally settle down in the city, you may come back here to have a visit in your free time.” The clan leader’s motivation worked well in lifting their spirits. All of them were instantly full of vigor.
For their children and for a better future, they would do all they could. They had made a thorough plan in advance. They left according to how they had planned it.The elders, the women, and the children would be walking in the middle. The fighters would surround the group to provide protection. Di Fuyi and Gu Xijiu would be taking the lead. Tie Dan and Tie Niu, along with the rest of the strongest men in the clan would be at the tail.
The large group of people had triggered the emergence of the Phantom Beasts. Fortunately, only one or two beasts appeared. At most, there would only be four beasts at the same time, not a huge swarm. As long as they killed the beasts right at the start of their formation, they would not be a problem anymore.
Some of the beasts they encountered were exceptionally brutal, but they were outnumbered. As soon as the beasts approached, the men would fight them to prevent the unarmed villagers from getting hurt. Gu Xijiu and Di Fuyi would then coordinate to kill the beasts instantly. The journey was threatening, but not exactly dangerous.
The distance from the cave to the outskirts of the valley was about 20 miles away. With teleportation, Gu Xijiu could cover the entire journey in about eight minutes. Some of these people knew basic Kung Fu, and if they ran without any obstruction, they would take about half an hour to complete the journey. As for the elders, the women, and the children, they made up the majority of the clan, so their slow speed had certainly affected the progress of the entire group. Furthermore, their encounters with various beasts only made things worse.
After two hours, the group could only cover half of the journey, but the good news was that no man was left behind. Nonetheless, Gu Xijiu started to worry. If they continued to travel at the same speed, Chaos would already be awake even before they made it to the wizardry barrier. However, she also knew that they were already trying their best to travel quickly.
Unless they decided to abandon the elderly and the disabled, the entire group would not be able to make it out alive. Hence, Gu Xijiu wondered if there were any ways to improve their progress. “Fuyi, can you put people into your storage space?” Gu Xijiu suddenly recalled the existence of his storage space. She was hoping to carry the eight elders in the space, for they were the slowest ones in the group.
“It does not work that way. The storage space can only carry non-living things.” It is a vacuum in there. The elders would die due to a lack of oxygen.
Gu Xijiu was not happy with the answer. Fortunately, another idea came to her mind. She could teleport with two persons at a time. Then, she would come back and carry another two with her. However, the idea was dejected by Di Fuyi as soon as she proposed it. “Each teleportation covers two or three miles of the journey. Along the way, there will be Phantom Beasts everywhere. If you leave them alone while you turn back, they will most probably end up being eaten by the beasts while you are away.”
Gu Xijiu tried to think of a few other solutions but were all of them were rejected due to some flaws here and there.
“Xijiu, under the current circumstance, we must sacrifice the elders. There are not many, only eight of them. Otherwise, more than half of the people here will die.” Di Fuyi was the most rational, but also the most cold-blooded person. The way he analyzed things was very sharp and yet brutal. He noticed that there were only eight elders who slowed down the entire group- two men and six women.