256 Bloody’s Discovery
The sun rose in the morning and the air in the lush jungle was extraordinarily fresh. Lin Huang stretched his body in the hammock that was strung between two branches, then with sleepy eyes, he sat up. He looked around him, the lush leaves reminding him that he was in the desert oasis. After confirming the direction of the lake, Lin Huang hopped down from the hammock and walked to the nearby lake barefooted.
There were a couple of tiny monsters drinking water at the lake. Seeing Lin Huang, they looked at him with their guards up. They seemed to be zoned out, looking like stupid but adorable monsters. Lin Huang waved at the monsters.
"Good morning! Are you here to drink? Do you mind if I take a shower here?"
Not understanding what he was talking about, Lin Huang’s hand that was lifted up scared them. They ran away immediately, two of them even running into each other and before falling. They got up immediately and disappeared.
"Oh, they’re so timid…" Although different monsters had different characters, it was the first time Lin Huang saw such timid ones. The monsters that he encountered would always attack humans. Monsters would only run away when they saw powerful summoning beasts with Lin Huang. He shook his head and laughed. He then took off all his clothes and put everything in his storage space before leaping into the lake.
It was spring and although the temperature in the desert was slightly high, the lake water was cool. As Lin Huang’s physique was comparable to a gold-level rank-3, he did not think it was cold; it felt cool against his skin. Entering the lake, Bloody returned to its normal size with its 1,000 meter-long vine, swimming in the water. Although it was a parasite, it was still a plant that loved water. Seeing it having fun in the water, Lin Huang did not want to stop it.
"Have fun in the lake, I’m going back to the hammock after I’m done bathing."
Bloody nodded as it heard Lin Huang and headed deeper into the water. Lin Huang swam for a little while after he bathed so that he could stretch his body before leaving. The body that he used for Ye Xiu’s identity was exactly the same as his old one on Earth; even his body ratio was the same. He looked like a closet hunk about 1.83 meters tall in his mid-twenties. Now that he had arrived in this world, his six packs had developed into eight and his abs were even more defined on his body.
He walked to the shore naked, wiped himself with a dry towel and put on his clothes. The lake was quiet. Bloody was nowhere to be seen and Lin Huang had no idea where did it go. However, he was not concerned about its safety. Even if it encountered a gold-level rank-3 monster, Bloody which was a double mutated silver-level rank-3 might not be able to fight it but it would be easy for it to escape. As long as it did not encounter any Transcendent monster, then it would be alright. Bloody’s intelligence was terrifyingly high now, so it was impossible that it would find fault with any Transcendent monster.
Lin Huang returned to his hammock and sat down. He read the news while eating some snacks for breakfast.
"Wow, Zhu Nian has been promoted to a senior executive officer..." Seeing the picture of the middle-aged man in the top news, Lin Huang was stunned. He remembered the man was the Transcendent who had been defeated by the Ghastly Clown outside of Daxi City.
"No wonder he’s so much more powerful than the other people of holy fire-level. Only immortal-level people could be a senior executive officer. Now that he is promoted in the Division7 Hunter Association, that means he’s now an immortal-level. Although he was not immortal-level yet when he fought the Ghastly Clown last year, he should have been close by then." Lin Huang did not expect that the Zhu Nian that he saved using a seal card earlier could achieve such an impressive accomplishment.
Apart from the first to the third safety zones, all of the Hunter Association divisions in the safety zones would have less than 20 senior executive officers in each division. In Division7, there were only 12 of them before Zhu Nian was promoted. They now had 13 senior executive officers in Division7. Lin Huang then read his personal biography.
"He graduated from basic military college when he was 28 with only a pass…He was not accepted into any privilege military school…With his own abilities, he managed to get to holy fire-level when he was 58 and immortal-level when he was 75…This guy's a late bloomer!" Lin Huang exclaimed after reading Zhu Nian’s biography.
In reality, his being such a genius was not terrifying but many of them could not accomplish anything as they had not put in enough effort. Lin Huang had heard similar stories when he was on Earth. However, it was even crueler in this world. Not only would geniuses be lacking if not enough effort was made, they might even be assassinated by the dark world. Moreover, the younger one achieved fame, the more arrogant one would usually be. Once he encountered any failures, he would not be able to get up and that would be the end of his glory.
However, people such as Zhu Nian was scary as he had stood up many times from countless failures. Through the struggles and many lessons in life, with enough experience, he grabbed his opportunity to achieve what he had today. Zhu Nian was the classic example of such a case. Many people thought that famous people were born geniuses and that that was how they achieved what they had today. Many did not know that most of them were the same as the rest; they were just ordinary people. Most of the mythical stories about the powerful people when they were young were either exaggerated or made up. The truth was that the effort they put in as they grew were much more than the others, hence contributing to their accomplishments. Hard work was much more important than talent!
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Because of that, Lin Huang had never stopped training himself although he had a powerful Goldfinger. After reading the news about Zhu Nian, Lin Huang glanced at other news. Just when he was done with breakfast, a red glow plunged towards him like lightning, twisting around his arm. Lin Huang knew that it was Bloody. However, it seemed to be in a rush.
"What’s wrong?" Seeing that Bloody was pulling him down, Lin Huang leaped onto the ground immediately.
Bloody then detached from his arm and gestured to Lin Huang to follow it before hurrying away. Lin Huang followed it immediately. As they arrived at the edge of the lake, Bloody wrote on the ground beside the lake, "I found the Starlight Beast’s lair. It’s at the bottom of the lake!"