A Massive Tragedy
Translator:EndlessFantasy TranslationEditor:EndlessFantasy Translation
In conclusion, the situation was very much like the Japanese invasion in China. The invaders brazened into the land and acted brutally with the help of their advanced weapons.
Gu Xijiu’s heart sank at the realization. Her two-year absence from the Starry Crescent Land had caused such a massive tragedy.
The Starry Crescent Land had been around for so many years but was never visited by any foreign troops from the future. What brought them here this time? How did it happen?
Gu Xijiu once read about a sci-fi novel about the possibility of inventing a time-traveling machine that allowed travelers to venture from one time period to another. She did not quite believe the theory at first, but she did not doubt it now. Seeing was believing.
The technological advancement in the year 2348 was beyond amazing. Occupied in her thoughts, she did not notice something that came from above.
“My Lord, look out!” One of the mermaids warned.
Gu Xijiu looked up and saw a round spiral vortex above her. The vortex sucked up all the armed men from the deck. Once it was done, the place was peaceful again for a second beforea large green net fell on Gu Xijiu and the mermaids.
The net was made with a special material that was rather dense and firm, like a layer of soft metal. Gu Xijiu tried to break the net with her bare hands but did not manage to damage it. Instead, she could feel a steady flow of electricity on her fingertips as soon as she touched the metal.
Without any spiritual power to protect her, she would pass out upon touching the electrified net.Fortunately for her, the sensation faded away as soon as she used her spiritual power to suppress it.
With nowhere to go, the three mermaids were frightened out of their wits and immediately regretted that they did not seize the opportunity to run away when Gu Xijiu was dealing with the bad men.
“My Lord, what should we do?”
“My Lord, we do not want to die.”
“Don’t worry; I promise that you will all survive. However, I need to you to continue acting in a state of panic,” Gu Xijiu directed an audio message to the three of them.
They looked at one another in confusion but decided to do as told and cried out even louder.
As for the dozens of armed men who had just escaped death, they were relieved to be saved and watched Gu Xijiu and the mermaids through the surveillance camera. From their point of view, they saw that Gu Xijiu tried to tear the net apart forcibly, but ended up being electrified. Then, she sat quietly with her eyes closed.
The soldiers were no longer as distressed as before. “Looks like the people’s supreme leader is afraid of electricity,” one of the men said contemptuously.
“Of course! No one can possibly survive the electrical current. Supreme leader? She is nothing but a woman from the future, who has become famous with a little Kung Fu tricks. If I came any earlier, I would have become their Lord.”
“All right, let’s get her in. After all, she is our strongest opponent here. If we send her to our leader, it will be yet another achievement!”
They continued the heated discussion and came to the same conclusion that she was worth keeping. In order to prevent Gu Xijiu from running away, they decided to keep the net on her as they moved her into one of the cabins.
One of the men went to the control center and pressed a button. Streaks of light flashed by, displaying the projection of an officer in the middle of a room.
His shoulder was full of silver badges indicating his status and level of achievement. Looking tall and strong, his stern appearance made him look like an authoritative figure. “Little bastards, what is the matter? How many mermaids have you got?”
“Report, sir. We have got three mermaids and are now on the way to deliver them. This time, we will bring someone else with us. The mermaids call her their Lord.”