1243 The Second Option
Lin Huang's clone stood up all of a sudden in the hotel where Bloody was at in Shelter No. 7.
Bloody had a slight change of expression. "Has Master's main body returned?"
"Yes, I'll head over to Shelter No. 11 to meet him to get his body back," the clone responded lightly.
Shelter No. 11 was a large business shelter. There were three guardians, all of whom were on high-level virtual god-level. The most powerful one was an ape monster. Although its combat strength was only on virtual god-level rank-9, it had impressive abilities. It seemed to have a powerful background, whereby even the Three Sovereigns dared not offend it.
One of the reasons why they chose to meet there was because this place was basically the Three Sovereigns' jurisdiction. Another reason was that there were all sorts of monsters coming in and out of this shelter daily.
Since coming out of Qi Muxiong's ruin, Lin Huang's main body headed straight to the Shelter No. 11 following Bloody's arrangement earlier.
Regarding the Spider Queen who was following him, Lin Huang did not worry about getting rid of her. All he did was enter a floating island foothold close to the ruin and transform into a random monster that he saw on the street. He then left the foothold. He had no idea how the Spider Queen would react when she failed to find Lin Huang in the foothold.
After getting rid of the Spider Queen, Lin Huang arrived at Shelter No. 11 safe and sound. He waited for his clone patiently.
When it was approximately 2 p.m., the clone arrived at Shelter No. 11. It walked straight into the biggest trading market in the shelter whereas Lin Huang had been walking around for over half an hour.
Both of them signalled to each other when they met near a stall that they had agreed on earlier. The clone faded quickly in the midst of the crowd and the Surveillance Snail's blind spot.
Lin Huang spent over two hours strolling in the trading market after changing back into Grimace's form. He only left Shelter No. 11 after purchasing two toys.
It was almost 9 p.m. when he arrived at the hotel room.
In a red dress, Bloody was drinking tea on the couch in the living room when he returned. Upon seeing Lin Huang come in, Bloody put the tea cup in her hand down and finally revealed a smile on her face.
"Did everything go well?"
"Pretty much." Lin Huang nodded.
Bloody nodded as well and did not ask further. "Let's have supper at the food street."
"Sure!" Lin Huang agreed right away. It had been a week since he last ate anything proper.
Both of them walked straight to a food street nearby as soon as they got out of the hotel.
Red lanterns were hanging on both sides of the street. Excluding the strange monsters walking all over the street and the stall owners that looked weird, the entire street was basically the same as a food street in the human world.
However, most of the food choices available were weird too. Nonetheless, there were more choices compared to the human world. Most of them were ingredients that Lin Huang could not recognize.
Bloody, on the other hand, did not let her time go to waste throughout the stroll. She introduced him to the food through voice transmission as they walked.
"You can try the drinks at stall No. 16 ahead. They have fruit juices, and the stall owner is a vegan enthusiast. Stall No. 43 further is a barbecue stall. They serve Swine Beast mostly. You'll have to get their special menu if you'd like to try some other meat, but we can go for their normal set menu. Stall No. 67 sells seafood. They have many dishes that are common among humans"
They tasted the foods of the monster world as they strolled along the street. Although many of them were less tasty compared to the food cooked by human chefs, they had their very own style and some of the food were pretty delicious.
"Did everything go well on your side? Did the Butterfly Sovereign come again?" Lin Huang asked seemingly casually through voice transmission while eating barbecued meat.
"No, none of the Three Sovereigns came. Perhaps we seemed to be in a rush in the beginning, we might have calmed them down and they're waiting for us to go to them instead," Bloody nodded lightly.
"We avoided from having our identities exposed by doing that," Lin Huang thought it was something good.
"How about you? Did you get anything from exploring the ruin?" Bloody asked.
"The reward is pretty great. We can take the whole ruin away when we leave but I haven't found the way to the great world. Now we only have one last thing to solve in the virtual zone, how do we go to the great world?" Lin Huang turned his head to look at Bloody after swallowing the barbecued meat in his mouth.
Bloody only replied slowly through voice transmission after taking a sip of the pink juice calmly, "The first option is the one that I suggested before. Get the Butterfly Sovereign to send you to the great world while I stay back. Recall me back into card form when you arrive in the great world. That's the easiest way."
Bloody proceeded to speak before Lin Huang could reject the suggestion, "But the downside of this option is that although the Butterfly Sovereign promised to let us go after we work for her for a year, I'll need to work way more than a year for her. Even if I promise to stay and she sends you away first, she might break her promise and send you somewhere else other than the great world. To prevent you from getting back to the great world, there's a great possibility that she'll banish you or even send you to a land of death where nobody can survive. To her, you naturally won't come back for me as long as you're dead. When the one-year period is up, all she'll need to do is find some excuse to get me to stay. She might play with my emotions or suppress me with her power. No matter what, it's very unlikely that she'll let me go."
"So, we can basically eliminate this option." Lin Huang had figured the downside of the option much earlier.
"The second option is rather complicated to carry out. To put it simply, we will fulfil her wish," Bloody said while smiling after taking another sip of the juice.
"Fulfil her wish?" Lin Huang was a little confused as he listened to this point.
"The reason why the Three Sovereigns want us is simple. All three of them are greedy, including the Butterfly Sovereign. Why don't I stay to make her greed come true? As soon as her greed has grown so big that the entire virtual zone can no longer contain it, she'll be aiming for the great world sooner or later. By then, she'll bring me to the great world at her own will!"
"How would we have time for this?" Lin Huang was almost speechless to hear that.
"Naturally, it'll take hundreds to even thousands of years if we really want to do it. But what if it's just a dream?" Bloody had finished the juice in her hand completely. She tossed the cup into a trashcan by the street and lifted her head. She looked at Lin Huang with slyness shining in her eyes.
"Do you mean that we'll get the Nightmare Tapir…?" Lin Huang came to a realization at the moment. He understood Bloody's plan completely.
"I've already planned out the script of the entire dream. We can carry it out after getting the Nightmare Tapir to read it and prepare what we need."
"Sure, let's do it. I'll pack Qi Muxiong's ruin first thing tomorrow and we'll meet the Butterfly Sovereign at 9 a.m.!"