The First Order

Chapter 980 - Untainted

Chapter 980: Untainted

Translator: Legge

Above the barrier, the sound of the sniper’s bullets hitting it was like a copper bell ringing over their heads.

Truly, the barrier was very strong. It did not really break even after being blasted by 15 to 16 sniper shots, and it even seemed like it could continue to hold for a long time.

Yang Xiaojin’s shoulder was still aching from all the shots she had taken back at Mt. Zuoyun, which nearly crippled her shoulder. Her injury was definitely not something that would heal within a day or two.

But she just frowned and continued firing at the barrier without stopping. Each time she fired a shot, the huge recoil of the black sniper rifle would cause the buttstock to hit her already injured shoulder. But even if it hurt, she did not care.

Yang Xiaojin was only concerned with being present on this occasion that Ren Xiaosu had risked his life to fight for.

The superhuman in the barrier hurriedly used his own mental strength to reinforce the area being fired upon. However, the speed at which he was reinforcing it was not as fast as the other party’s attacks!

Moreover, the sniper did not seem to have any intention of giving up, with every shot consistently fired at the same spot.

Shot after shot, they came fast and intense. There was no end to it.

For some reason, the superhuman in the barrier suddenly felt a little scared. He saw the spider web cracks getting larger and larger. This was the first time he had seen someone so insistent on breaking his barrier.

Logically, it was already very strong for being able to withstand so many shots from an anti-materiel sniper rifle.

But at some point, the sound of glass shattering could seemingly be heard throughout the entire world. The light blue translucent barrier shattered into pieces before the “debris” dissipated in the air.

The superhuman who set up the barrier spat blood and suffered huge backlash.

When the other superhuman saw that their plan had completely failed, he hurriedly fled.

He did not even care about his injured companion coughing up blood. It was not that he was cold-blooded or heartless, but that the training they had received and mission requirements were just like that. If the plan failed, they would have to quickly retreat and not attempt to save their comrades.

Luo Lan looked at Yang Xiaojin, who was on top of a tall building not far away. She was wearing a cap and a rain poncho as she started locking onto her target through the scope.

“Both husband and wife are here. Don’t you feel like you’re a divine general or something?” Luo Lan said excitedly.

Zhou Qi said helplessly, “You’re a superhuman yourself, so why don’t you think about how to raise your power level instead of relying on others?”

Luo Lan thought for a moment and explained, “Actually, this power of mine is a little cruel. The soldiers fought for the Qing Consortium for so long, yet they still can’t find peace after death. No matter how I think about it, I can’t justify it.”

“Whatever.” Zhou Qi suddenly felt that Luo Lan’s awakened power was a little contradictory. Although it could be a very powerful skill, Luo Lan himself was unwilling to use it.

That was because Luo Lan felt the Martyr’s Palace was not the best place for the martyred spirits to return to.

He could not bear to see the soldiers suffer endless darkness in the Martyr’s Palace after their deaths. To him, that darkness was like a punishment for bringing them back from the dead, something which transcended the laws of nature.

The crack of the sniper rifle could be heard again. The bullet fired from the high-rise building hit the back of the fleeing superhuman. It was only one shot, but it was enough to leave him lying still on the ground.

But a few seconds later, that hitman’s corpse gradually disintegrated to nothing.

Yang Xiaojin frowned. Could this be a kind of substitute power? She had not expected him to get away in the end.

Thinking of this, Yang Xiaojin prepared to head downstairs to give chase. She knew Ren Xiaosu would not want to let any of the hitmen escape.

But before she could get up, she saw Old Xu walking out from a street corner and holding a black saber dripping with blood.

Old Xu raised its hand and signaled to Yang Xiaojin that the superhuman who had escaped was dead.

Five minutes ago, the battle on Old Xu’s side had ended decisively. However, Ren Xiaosu did not let it join the battle on Luo Lan’s side. Instead, Old Xu quietly hid outside the battlefield in case the enemy had an escape power like Shadow Door.

Yang Xiaojin went downstairs to join up with Ren Xiaosu. When Luo Lan saw her, he immediately greeted her with a smile, “Ms. Xiaojin, long time no see. Sorry for making you come down to Luoyang City personally….”

“We only just met at Mt. Zuoyun.” Yang Xiaojin said calmly, “You don’t have to thank me; thank Ren Xiaosu instead.”

“You two are a couple, so it doesn’t matter who I thank.” Luo Lan chuckled.

Yang Xiaojin glanced at him but did not refute it.

On the other side, Ren Xiaosu’s battle had also come to an end. He was wearing his armor and dragging the almost dead Number One in his hand from the other direction to the front of everyone.

The metallic clanging of the armor as it walked sounded heavy and gloomy. Some of the Luoyang City residents hiding at home quietly looked out their windows. When they saw the armor and Yang Xiaojin in her cap, they immediately thought of the statues on Wangchunmen Boulevard.

Someone got excited. So it turned out their guardian angels had come to Luoyang City to avenge Chief Editor Jiang Xu.

As the armor started peeling away, a lot of people tried to sneak a peek at what Ren Xiaosu looked like. But before they could get a clear look, Ren Xiaosu had already pulled the large hood of his rain poncho over his head.

He dragged the hitman to where Jiang Xu was and stood there quietly. Meanwhile, Yang Xiaojin, Luo Lan, and Zhou Qi did not disturb him.

Ren Xiaosu lowered his head. The hood of his black rain poncho cast a shadow on his face, but everyone could sense how sad he was.

“I’ve killed some of those who tried to kill you.” Ren Xiaosu threw the hitman in his grip onto the ground and announced at the street corner, “Actually, I should’ve expected that someone would try to kill you, so I should have taken you to the Northwest a long time ago. But I know that you don’t want to go there. Because only Luoyang City, a place not controlled by any organization but backed by the neutral Qinghe Group, allows you to do whatever you please without being worried. But if I knew that a day like that day would come, I would’ve probably knocked you out and dragged you to the Northwest.”

“In the past, I vaguely felt that something seemed to have gone wrong with this era. It wasn’t until the day you died that I was finally able to confirm this.” Ren Xiaosu said, “I know that the dead can’t be brought back to life. If life isn’t constrained by a time limit, it would become exceptionally meaningless. But I feel that the world can’t do without a person like you. So I’d like to ask if you’re willing to be brought back to life in another way?”

Off to the side, Luo Lan was stunned. Why did Ren Xiaosu’s words sound a little similar to what he had said?

Ren Xiaosu did not avoid Luo Lan and just quietly stared blankly forward.

However, one second, two seconds… One minute, two minutes… For the first time ever, Ren Xiaosu felt that the passage of time was extremely slow and torturous.

However, to his disappointment, Jiang Xu did not appear like the other martyred spirits.

Jiang Xu was gone. He had utterly and completely left this place.

He had led an untainted life, so there were no regrets or the like holding him back when it was his time to leave.

He just departed calmly and with composure.

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