722 The Closing of the Sorcerer Goddess’s Shrine
"Congratulations, Zhu Xing. You've successfully obtained the Sorcerer Goddess's inheritance!"
Every one of they distinctly heard the woman's voice in the Sorcerer Goddess's Shrine. Regardless of whether they were inside or outside the shrine, even Lin Huang and Zhu Xing who were in mid-air could hear it clearly.
As the announcement rang out, everybody was stunned. Many of them started asking who Zhu Xing was.
In mid-air, Wu Zhi was astonished to hear the notification.
"What does it mean? Was Wu Mo trying to scare me just now? In fact, nobody has actually passed the assessment. Am I the one who's able to receive the inheritance?"
However, the thought lasted for less than ten seconds, and Wu Zhi knew that he was wrong because he found out that there were only a few minutes left before the closing of the Sorcerer Goddess's Shrine. Apart from the announcement, he did not receive any rewards related to the inheritance, and there were no new messages in his mind.
"Wu Mo, are you fooling me?!"
Noticing that the notification was unusual, Wu Zhi's temper shot up, and he yelled upon finding out that he was wrong. Since he knew Wu Mo for so many years, he knew that she would not do something silly like this although she did not want him to receive the inheritance.
"No, it's not you. It must be the fella who received the inheritance! Since he's gotten the inheritance, he must've been granted some authority over the Sorcerer Goddess's Shrine. The fella must have spread the rumor!"
Zhu Xing managed to figure out that Lin Huang was the one who had done it with little effort.
Wu Mo remained quiet. At this moment, if she happened to say anything wrong, Wu Zhi would have something to use against her. She simply refused to talk to him and provide him with any other useful information.
On the other hand, Wu Mo contacted Lin Huang again.
"Wu Zhi already knows that it was you who did that. He knows me well enough to know that I won't trick him to fulfill my own desires. Also, he knew that you've gotten my inheritance and obtained part of the authority over the control of the Sorcerer Goddess's Shrine."
"It seems like he's smarter than I thought. However, that's fine. Just let it be." Lin Huang was not worried at all.
"You've tricked him. Aren't you afraid that he'll tell the public that you're actually the one who's obtained the inheritance?" Wu Mo asked.
"He has planned to become the True God for tens of thousands of years. Do you think that he'll share this piece of information with the others?" Lin Huang laughed.
"No, he won't." When she heard Lin Huang's rhetorical question, Wu Mo immediately realized that Lin Huang was taking advantage of Wu Zhi's attitude.
"Yes, you're right. Ordinary people will definitely think of ways to make things clear when they're falsely accused. The simplest way is to tell the truth. However, Wu Zhi isn't an average person. Since he could secretly work for a sole goal for ages, it's proven that he has a high tolerance. He won't lose his rationality simply because I tricked him. If he were to tell the truth about me actually being the one who obtained the inheritance, he'd only increase the number of competitors. He would've wished that he was the only one who knows the truth. Though I framed him, he'll choose to bear with it. He might probably refute the others when he's attacked, but he definitely won't tell them the truth. That being said, he'll be the one who wants to keep the secret instead of me. The fewer people who know the truth, the higher the probability that he'll be able to steal the inheritance."
After listening to Lin Huang's analysis, Wu Mo instantly discovered that Lin Huang's thought process was not that simple.
"Yes, you're right. Even if Wu Mo is falsely accused, he'll choose to keep the secret. He's an extremely arrogant guy, and he isn't afraid of being attacked by the others at all. You did a good job by getting him into trouble. However, Wu Zhi holds grudges. If there's a chance for him to take revenge on you, he'll definitely do so. You have to be careful. It's not difficult for him to figure out your plot. As soon as he manages to get away with it, that's when he's going to create trouble for you."
"If he's hiding all the while and gets me into trouble only when he has leveled up to Virtual God, I won't be able to handle him. However, if he creates trouble for me before restoring his combat strength, he's always more than welcome." Lin Huang had no fear of the Virtual God at all.
Since Lin Huang was so confident, Wu Mo did not say anything else. She knew that the young man was more matured than she thought and he would not get himself into trouble despite the fact that the opponent was once a Virtual God. She could see that there was no fear in Lin Huang's eyes and he put up a false bravado. In fact, he was not afraid of Wu Zhi at all.
In the vast expanse of sky, Wu Mo did not respond to Wu Zhi after a long while. He then confirmed that Lin Huang was the one who had tricked him.
"Wu Mo, I have to admit that the guy who inherited the Sorcerer Goddess's memory is a smart guy. He tricked me to buy him some time. He did a great job. I'm afraid that I won't be able to create trouble for him in a short period of time.
"However, please tell him not to feel so jubilant first. After I get my stuff done, he'll know the definition of big trouble. I'm definitely going to take revenge on him, and you know this. On the day when I manage to capture him, I'll show him what death feels like!
"Alright, stop bullshitting. The Sorcerer Goddess's Shrine is closing soon. Think of ways to get away with this. Many of them are going to try to kill you now," Wu Mo gloated.
"They are just small potatoes. I'll need some time to deal with this. If you want to laugh at me, you're just going to be disappointed." Wu Zhi looked down upon the rest.
"I'm going to see what will happen next. I have faith that you'll do a fantastic job," Wu Mo said, and her voice could no longer be heard.
The calmer Wu Mo was, the more Wu Zhi felt offended. He attempted to communicate with Wu Mo several times. As he did not get any reply, he kept quiet, waiting for the closing of the Sorcerer Goddess's Shrine.
On the other side, Lin Huang started talking to Wu Mo again.
"Sis Momo, what do you think about my suggestion?"
"What suggestion is that?" Wu Mo asked although she knew what he was trying to say.
"Let's leave the floating land together. You promised that we'd leave together as soon as I receive the inheritance. I've already gotten the inheritance, so shouldn't you keep your word?" Lin Huang mentioned this again.
After a moment of silence, Wu Mo asked, "Why are you insisting on leaving together with me?"
"I have my own intentions though. The disaster of the invasion of the abyssal monster is going to arrive in less than five years. I hope that you can return to your real body in five years' time. You'll be a great assistance to us by then. In the new era, humans are too weak. The strongest man is one of the Virtual Gods that is severely injured. The rest of them are demigods. If we're attacked by the abyssal monsters now, we'll definitely lose the battle. I see no chance of winning at all."
"Do you want to be a savior?" Wu Mo asked suspiciously.
"No, I don't. However, I don't want my family and friends to get killed. My sister is only 16 years old, and many of my friends are in their 20's. I don't want them to die young."
Wu Mo remained silent for a while. Just when Lin Huang thought that she was not going to keep her promise, she finally said, "Alright, let's leave together!"
As soon as her voice was heard, a notification arrived.
"The Sorcerer Goddess's Shrine is closing soon. To all the challengers, please get ready to leave. The countdown begins now. 10, 9, 8...3, 2, 1."