“Impossible, impossible! Activate self-destruct sequence! Activate self-destruct sequence!”
Saiki shouted in horror like a lunatic. The golden battle armor that he had been relying on refused to respond to his instruction. When the truth dawned on him, it brought him fear and confusion.
Meanwhile, the mechanical tentacles wrapped around Xiao Luo’s body were gradually loosening their grip.
“It seems like you still do not get it,” Xiao Luo said with a cynical smile.
“I do not get it?”
Saiki looked aghast. Then he shouted at Xiao Luo, “What is it I am not getting?”
“You are not the one controlling the system. The system is the one controlling you. It means you are just the system’s puppet. After you merged with the system, the system has become dominant,” the bleached Xiao Luo said.
The system became the dominant one?
It was as if a bomb just exploded in Saiki’s head. A humming sound was ringing in his head. He suddenly could not think properly and laughed hysterically. “You Xiao Clan garbage! What nonsense are you spouting? If I am a puppet, then would it not make you a puppet as well? You are a pot calling the kettle black. Are you not ashamed?”
“Sorry, but I am afraid I will have to disappoint you again.”
Xiao Luo sneered at him. The white armor covering his body shattered into countless fragments in an instant, revealing his original human form. His clothes were in tatters, but the powerful aura radiating from his body made it hard for one not to be in awe of him.
Saiki opened his eyes wide and found it hard to believe that Xiao Luo could switch forms with such ease. Could it be that it was not the system’s consciousness, but his instead?
Xiao Luo smiled wryly and said, “I am essentially different from you. You wholly rely on the power of advanced technology. But I can achieve my current cultivation level because I rely on my strength and perseverance, strengthening myself one step at a time. The system was only an assistant from the start to the end. I guess it is the difference between the Ultimate Martial and the Ultimate Tech. The former focuses on improving one’s ability, and the latter relies more on advanced technology. Technological products are an external force. There are bound to be hidden dangers or repercussions if one relies on external forces all the time.”
Saiki’s body was trembling a little, for he felt that what Xiao Luo just said made sense. Whatever was happening to his body proved that the system they had created was the dominant force. If they continued to develop it, then it was highly possible that in the future, all the people from Ultimate Tech would become puppets. They would live with no freedom and be under the control of the system.
“The host is dying. Unbind, unbind now!”
Suddenly, the robotic system signal was beeping in Saiki’s head. It was trying to abandon him while he was down.
Saiki’s pupils shrank, his eyes filled with despair. In the next second, he gave a self-deprecating smile and said, “F*ck your mum!”
He was not scolding Xiao Luo, but the almighty combat system that the Ultimate Tech had invented.
The golden armor disappeared, eventually condensing into a golden dot that flew off into the universe.
Saiki, having lost his armor, was naked. Forget the fact that one could not survive in outer space without a spacesuit. With the bleeding hole in his chest that Xiao Luo created when he pulled out his heart, Saiki was going to die for sure.
Saiki screamed bitterly. All the capillaries in his body burst, turning him into a bloody mess in an instant. His eyeballs were protruding. Blood was gushing out of his mouth, nose, and ears. He then stopped struggling and became a bloodied corpse in outer space.
“Without the system, you are nothing at all.”
Xiao Luo lifted his head slowly, then shot a crimson-black energy ball at Saiki.
Saiki was completely obliterated.
The battle had ended. Xiao Luo locked onto Earth’s Xiahai city and headed there at the speed of light.
Su Li was standing at the top of a dilapidated building in Xiahai with her beautiful face tilted upward to look into the sky. Her eyes were like crystal-clear water. Her skin was snow-white, and her long black hair flowed gently with the wind over the back of her long and slender body. Although she had been through a battle and her body covered with dust, it still could not hide her elegant and majestic aura.
Suddenly, a pair of hands stretched out from behind and hugged her around the waist.
It shocked Su Li and she immediately turned around. When she realized that the man behind her was Xiao Luo, it completely surprised her.
“Did I scare you?” Xiao Luo asked.
Su Li’s beautiful eyes turned teary and red. She shook her head and plunged into her husband’s embrace, hugging him tightly.
The Four Kings from the Holy Land of the Light Clan continued to look up into the sky. They wondered how the battle had gone and if Xiao Luo might have won. It was not until they saw their Holy Lord hugging a man did they eventually look away from the sky.
“F*ck, is that not Xiao Luo? When did he get down there?” asked the King of Thunder, blinking his eyes in disbelief.
“He completely avoided our detection. He seems to have become even stronger,” commented the King of War as he struggled to swallow his saliva.
King of Thunder scowled. “You big idiot, don’t you get to the point? The most important thing now is to find out who won. Is it the alien race, or is it Xiao Luo?”
“Can you not see him and our Holy Lord hugging? Is the result not obvious enough to you?”
The King of Blades gulped down mouthfuls of alcohol, then laughed happily. “That is great. Only a man like him is worthy of being with our Holy Lord. Haha, haha…”
King of Swords said nothing. After regaining some of his True Inner Force, he grabbed onto Curisa, who had lost an arm, and headed back to Arcana Land.
The news of the defeat of the alien race spread quickly all over the world and everyone celebrated the victory.
The rebuilding of their homes came right after. For the first time, humans united as one and worked hard to rebuild Earth. The Sky Eye of Hua Nation and the Hubble Telescope of America, which both survived the devastation, found a UFO near the sun. After comparing it with the spaceship that the alien race used to invade Earth, they confirmed the UFO was indeed Saiki’s spaceship.
With Earth’s prevailing level of science and technology, it was impossible to bring the spaceship back.
Xiao Luo took the initiative and brought the spaceship back to Earth. Behind Saiki was the formidable Ultimate Tech. With the Earth’s coordinates in the universe exposed, the only thing they could do was to prepare themselves and upgrade their technologies before the enemies came again. Without a doubt, Saiki’s spaceship could aid in advancing Earth’s level of technology.
In the Law of the Dark Forest, you could not always ensure that you were the hunter, but you had to make sure you were not the hunted!
A while after the battle, the sky was blue again, and white clouds floated in the sky. The warm sun was shining warmly on Earth.
On this day, the Luo Village had crowds of people. To be exact, it was Xiao Zhiyuan’s home that was lively.
Colorful lanterns hung all over the farm with the word “happiness” pasted everywhere. The atmosphere was jubilant. It was a wedding.
All the people on the farm who were attending the wedding were guests. There were villagers from Luo Village, there were high-level leaders from all around the world, and there were people from the Holy Land of the Light Clan. To sum it up, all the people whom Xiao Luo knew were there. Even people whom he did not know were present as well.
“Damn it. I really envy Old Xiao. He can marry four wives, and all of them are so beautiful! Is he not afraid that he might suffer from kidney failure?” Zhang Dashan muttered to himself at the front of a table. He was envious of Xiao Luo.
When she heard what he had said, Chai Zhiying pulled his ears hard and retorted, “Why do you envy him? You cannot even afford to feed me alone, and you want to be like Xiao Luo? Do you think you have what it takes?”
It immediately made Su Canye and Tang Ren, who were at the same table, burst out laughing.
“Ah, ah, ah… Wife, there are so many people here. Give this man some face,” Zhang Dashan pleaded as he flinched.
At another table, Chu Yue was not in an excellent mood. She kept on drinking and was constantly mumbling something to herself.
Chu Yunxiong lifted his eyebrows. There was no way he did not know what his daughter was feeling. But when it came to matters of the heart, there was nothing much he could do.
“Alright, today is Xiao Luo’s wedding day. Do not curse him anymore,” Bai Ling advised.
“I cannot help it. Xiao Luo has already liked so many girls. Why can he not like me as well? It is not fair. It is way too unfair. I am the one who knew him first. As far as looks go, there is no way I am inferior to any of them either,” Chu Yue muttered.
“Princess Yue, it is difficult to explain things like love. If you like a person, then you like the person. If you do not, then no matter how much you force it, you cannot create any sparks between the two persons.”
“That is right, that is right. Why do you have to keep hanging on to Brother Luo? Why don’t you consider us instead?”
Zhu Xiaofei and Ding Kai were consoling her at the side.
“Nobody will think that you are a mute if you keep your big mouth shut!” Chu Yue shouted at the both of them angrily and turned her head away.
Zhu Xiaofei and Ding Kai were being nosy, and they asked for it. They shrugged and kept their mouths shut.
At the Luo’s Workshop senior management table, the five brothers of Feng Wuhen enjoyed their food and drinks and were sincerely happy for Xiao Luo. Among all the senior managers from Luo’s Workshop, Li Zimeng was the only one staring at the village house in a daze and was unusually quiet. Her pair of eyes filled with a slight tinge of sadness.
Meanwhile, the food gluttons, Duck Emperor and Ghost, quickly finished all the delicious food on their table. Then they immediately moved over to another table to gobble the food there as well.
The Four Kings of the Holy Land of the Light Clan all looked at Ferrad. Before they could even dig in, there were only leftovers on their table.
Ferrad looked embarrassed and immediately apologized on behalf of Ghost. “I am sorry, I…”
“Alright, alright. Today is our Holy Lord’s wedding day. I will not get angry. If you do not make sure that your daughter is a well-behaved person in the future, I will… kill you!” the King of Blades said harshly, despite having a smile on his face.
Ferrad was so scared that his knees went soft, and he almost kneeled on the floor.
Everyone was eating and drinking, but the bridegroom and the four brides were not out yet. A big guy was staring at the enormous door of the farm eagerly.
“What is going on? Why are the bridegroom and his brides not out yet?”
King Kong was an impatient person, and he asked loudly, with his hoarse voice.
He was merely asking something that everyone wanted to ask, especially the high-level leaders from all around the world. They came here not to drink but primarily to meet the noble hero who had defended Earth.
Suddenly, Xiao Ruyi anxiously came out of the house. She ran straight to Xiao Zhiyuan and Hua Heying, who were greeting the guests. “Dad, Mum… Not good. It is not good. Brother has eloped to Arcana Land with the four sisters-in-law and Su Xiaobei.”
Her voice was not soft, and many people could hear what she had said.
Left for Arcana Land?
Everyone got up from their seats and looked toward the city of Xiahai.
With the catastrophe that had affected the survival of humanity, the path between the Original World and Arcana Land had opened up. The entrance, which was also the exit, to Arcana Land was in the mirage-like image in the sky just above Xiahai city.
Arcana Land was vast, and the panoramic view of the land from the air was breathtaking.
Xiao Luo was wearing a traditional groom’s outfit and flying in the air with four beautiful women in their bright red bridal outfits.
They were Su Li, Ji Siying, Fu Yiren, and Gu Qianxue. They flew past the beautiful scenic mountains. Su Xiaobei was sitting on his back watching the magnificent scenery of Arcana Land curiously with a pair of lovely big black eyes.
“It is so beautiful!”
Su Xiaobei could not help but gasp. The wind blew her bangs aside, revealing her snow-white forehead.
Xiao Luo looked at her, then looked at Ji Siying, Fu Yiren, and Gu Qianxue. The three women were looking at him with much affection.
“Xiao Luo, I will hand the role of Holy Lord over to you,” Su Li whispered in his ears.
“You must be kidding. You are going to pass the responsibility over to me?” Xiao Luo said with furrowed eyebrows.
“That is right. Can I not?”
Su Li pouted playfully. She did not mind Xiao Luo marrying Ji Siying and the rest, as polygamy was common in Arcana Land.
“Alright then. But I will have to do something before that,” Xiao Luo said.
“What is it, Daddy?” Su Xiaobei asked, curiously.
“Someone owes Daddy money, and Daddy is going to get it back from him!” Xiao Luo said with a smile.
It was not money he was referring to, but revenge. The Grand Elder from Danhui Sect had almost killed him in the teleportation portal. It was an act of revenge he had to seek.