638 Being Born into the Same Family
Lin Huang was slightly relieved as he rushed out of the exit.
The imperial-level would be unable to enter the crack that could lead them to the first layer. This was also the reason why there were no imperial-level monsters on the first layer of the Abyss Brink.
In fact, be it the entrance or the exit on the first layer, the intrusion by any imperial-level was prohibited as they would be restricted by a unique kind of power. Even a Virtual God would not be able to break the rule.
Aside from imperial-level monsters, even human imperial-levels were not allowed to enter the first layer of the Abyss Brink. They could only enter the second or the third layer of the Abyss Brink through another channel.
"What are you doing? I haven't completed my mission, and I can't leave the Abyss Brink now!" Yao Lan struggled again as she was being dragged to the first layer of the Abyss Brink.
"Don't give a damn about that mission! The imperial-level monster is chasing you. Do you want to go back to seek for death?" Lin Huang swore.
Yao Lan immediately kept quiet.
A few moments later, Lin Huang realized that what he said sounded rude. He then calmed himself down and pleaded, "Please give up on that mission. Our presence is being targeted by the imperial-level monster. If you were to go to the second layer of the Abyss Brink again, it'd sense your aura right away. In addition to that, she possesses the ability of dimensional travel."
"Why did you save me?" Yao Lan suddenly asked after keeping quiet for a while.
"There's no reason behind what I do. I simply wanted to," Lin Huang thought to himself for a while and said. He had not contemplated much at that moment. Seeing the Rakshasa Mother chasing after them, he had just dragged her into the dimensional relic.
Lin Huang's reply was beyond Yao Lan's expectations.
Right just as they were in that awkward situation, a figure suddenly emerged from the ground. To their utter horror, it was the Rakshasa Mother.
"Human, do you think that the channel can stop me from chasing after you?!" At the same time when the Rakshasa Mother's voice boomed, it appeared in front of both of them in a flash.
"Aren't imperial-levels not allowed to enter?" Yao Lan was shocked as despair overcame her.
"This is just a clone. It's only an immortal-level rank-9!" Lin Huang was startled when he saw the appearance of the Rakshasa Mother. However, it suddenly dawned on him that something was wrong with its combat strength.
"You're quite intelligent. I can't chase after you but my clone can. An immortal-level rank-9 is more than enough to kill the both of you!" The Rakshasa Mother cackled, proud of herself. As it was approaching them, it imagined Lin Huang's head being used to commemorate its child.
"An immortal-level rank-9…" Yao Lan bit her lip. She was an immortal-level rank-3. Since she was a supreme genius, she could defeat most immortal-level rank-8s. She managed to fight immortal-level rank-9s as well. However, the humanoid monster that appeared in front of her had apparently gone through its third mutation. Moreover, because its true body was on imperial-level, she would have a low chance of winning the battle.
"Lin Xie, leave first. I'll be able to defend against it for a while!" After a moment of hesitation, Yao Lan finally came up with a firm decision. It was not because she liked Lin Huang. Instead, she felt that because Lin Huang had saved her life twice, she did indeed owe him a favor. If she were not going to return the favor, Lin Huang would probably die there. Although she was incapable of defeating the monster, she could buy him some time at the very least. In addition to having skills that could protect her life, she could still escape if she could not fight the monster.
"I didn't know that you were so generous." Listening to Yao Lan's order, Lin Huang grinned. "It's fine. Since it's just an immortal-level rank-9 clone, it's far from capable of killing me."
"Stop bullshitting at this moment. Leave now. I'm capable of protecting myself." Yao Lan frowned. Still, she felt that Lin Huang was letting his ego speak over his rationale.
"Do you like firecrackers?" Lin Huang asked mischievously.
Yao Lan did not answer his question. Instead, she looked at him as if she was looking at an idiot.
"Alright, ignore me then." Lin Huang rubbed his nose and took out the God Crasher from his storage space. He then placed it on his shoulder.
Yao Lan was stunned when she saw the God Crasher. She could identify what it was at first glance and immediately understood why Lin Huang had no fear at all.
The Rakshasa Mother had been staying in the Abyss Brink all the time. Despite living for so many years, it had never seen a God Crasher before. It thought that Lin Huang was just taking out a strange-looking weapon and it shouted at him, "Even if you were to use a demigod-level relic, it can do no harm to me!"
"Let's see what'll happen then. Even if your real body were here, you wouldn't be able to survive this, let alone your immortal-level rank-9 clone!" Lin Huang grinned as he took aim at the Rakshasa Mother with his God Crasher.
The next moment, a golden flare zipped through the air abruptly along with a loud explosive sound.
The Rakshasa Mother's clone could not dodge the attack in time, and it could only look on as it was engulfed by the flare.
Soon after, the bright light faded and the clone had disappeared as well.
At the second layer entrance, the real body of the Rakshasa Mother spat a mouthful of blood out and glared at the exit on top of it. It let out a furious growl and said, "Human, I'll remember you!"
After putting his God Crasher away, Lin Huang and Yao Lan passed through the passageway, reaching the first layer of the Abyss Brink.
"I still have something to deal with. Let's go home on our own." Lin Huang was in a hurry as he wanted to extract the Life Fire tinder. The Life Fire inside the Devil's Psykid's body would only exist for an hour at the most.
"Do you hate me?" Yao Lan felt that he was trying to get rid of her.
"No, I don't. I've only met you twice, and I don't know much about you. Of course, I won't hate you." Lin Huang shook his head. "You managed to hide your combat strength well. You even fooled me. I've no idea why you're trying to approach me, but I'm not interested though. Regardless of what your actual combat strength is, please don't get me into trouble anymore. Otherwise, you'll regret what you've done to me."
"My name is Yao Lan. I'm Yao Huanhuan's sister." From what Lin Huang said, Yao Lan knew that she had to be frank with him. "One of the reasons that I'm looking for you is because of the mission. I have to go into the Abyss Brink. Another reason is that I've seen the news about you going on a date with my sister."
"No wonder…" Lin Huang then noticed that Yao Lan and Yao Huanhuan looked alike. However, it had not crossed his mind previously. He then explained, "Don't get me wrong. We were just eating together, but it wasn't a date. You don't have to worry about me snatching your sister away."
"Aren't you worry that what you said will make Huanhuan feel sad?" Yao Lan asked with a smile.
"Do you mean that you wished there'd be something between your sister and me?" Lin Huang asked.
"Go to hell!" Yao Lan scoffed angrily.
"Stop fooling around. I really have something to deal with urgently." Lin Huang turned to leave.
"What's more important than talking to a beautiful girl like me?" Yao Lan stared at him.
"What's the use of being pretty? I can look but I can't f*ck," Lin Huang thought to himself. However, he just politely replied, "Sis, I'm looking for a place for extracting tinder. I don't have much time left."
"Okay." Yao Lan then understood why Lin Huang was so nervous. "I can stand guard while you do what you have to."
"There's no need to. Go and look for a place to have fun," Lin Huang rejected.
"What does that mean? Don't you want an immortal-level rank-3 supreme genius to guard you?" Yao Lan rolled her eyes at Lin Huang.
"I'm afraid that you'll attack me while I'm extracting the tinder," Lin Huang told her the truth.
"You're just a crimson flame-level. If I were to attack you, would a sneak attack truly be required?" Yao Lan sneered annoyedly. However, she soon recalled the God Crasher that Lin Huang owned. If she were to fight him, she might be killed. She instantly felt guilty. "Whether you want it or not, it's no longer important as I'm going to do it for you no matter what. Unless you're not going to extract the tinder."
"What do you want from me? I didn't even offend you." Lin Huang was speechless.
"You've saved my life twice. I owe you two favors. I'll only feel better after returning you the favor," Yao Lan said as-a-matter-of-factly.
"I can finally believe that Yao Huanhuan is your sister now." Lin Huang smacked his hand to his forehead as he recalled how Yao Huanhuan insisted on returning his favor earlier. She had been so attached to him then like a wad of chewing gum. What Yao Lan was doing was exactly the same as what Yao Huanhuan did. Naturally, they were born into the same family.