Chapter 686: Retaliation


 Chapter 686: Retaliation

Translator: Yukidaruma Translations Editor: Yukidaruma Translations

Despair filled up hundred millions of people.

Fang Xingjian withdrew his martial will and once again stood in the sky in his physical body. In the live stream, only a vague silhouette could be seen.

During the hours that followed, Earth's military forces continued to demonstrate a large number of weapons. All sorts of intercontinental ballistic missiles, unmanned planes, aerial explosions, and even satellite weapons kept on bombarding toward the South Pole, but none of them could do anything to Fang Xingjian.

At this moment where almost everyone was in great despair, four figures suddenly appeared next to Fang Xingjian.

The entire world seemed to slow down in the eyes of these four people.

The four people who came before Fang Xingjian were Zhou Peng who had psychokinesis and was with the military, the scarred-face man with the power of flames who was with the Great Radiant Sect, Professor Qian who had something akin to precognitive abilities, and Shi Chen who had control over time and acceleration abilities.

During the recent period of time, as Fang Xingjian continued to increase the emission of ether particles, the abilities of these four people had soared tremendously.

Professor Qian had established contact between them, and the four of them were now on the same stand, swearing to kill Fang Xingjian and save the world.

Of course, they were unaware that Fang Xingjian would not destroy the world. On the contrary, Fang Xingjian was giving mankind extraordinary powers, as well as the opportunity to surpass god.

Shi Chen looked at Fang Xingjian with a slightly pale but spirited countenance. He was filled with fighting spirit. "Excellent. My time acceleration has surpassed his reaction. But I don't know how long it will last. You guys must hurry up."

Under the reinforcement of Shi Chen's ability, the four of them seemed to be in a state where time was at a standstill. Every single blade of grass and tree seemed to be motionless.

Zhou Peng wrapped his hands around his chest and used his psychokinesis on Shi Chen, Professor Qian, and himself, allowing the three of them to float before Fang Xingjian.

Seeing how Fang Xingjian was motionless, the scarred-face man laughed and said, "What are we waiting for then?"

As he spoke, the flaming wings on his back condensed into countless plasma flames, piercing out toward Fang Xingjian.

In that instant, countless blazing flames encompassed Fang Xingjian completely. They then condensed around Fang Xingjian's body, and it was only after Shi Chen's time acceleration ability wore off that the effect of the flames were unleashed explosively.

The scarred-face man smiled maniacally as he attacked. Glaring flames kept stacking on, and their prowess got increasingly violent. However, at that moment, Professor Qian's voice rang out in the hearts of the three men.

"Alright, don't just focus on attacking. There's a limit to Shi Chen's ability. He can't sustain for too long when he's reinforcing all four of us simultaneously with his ability."

If Shi Chen's time acceleration ability was used only on himself, he would not feel any burden. However, if he were to apply it on someone else, the burden would increase tremendously. Moreover, he would need to touch the other party to apply the ability on them.

Aside from his precognitive abilities through his dreams, Professor Qian also possessed the ability to communicate mentally.

Therefore, the plan the four men had was very simple. Zhou Peng would keep on attacking Fang Xingjian while Shi Chen would be in charge of time acceleration. Before Shi Chen reached his limit, the scarred-face man would be in charge of transporting Shi Chen, moving him and Professor Qian several tens of kilometers away.

Shi Chen would then accelerate time for himself to recover and rest. After the break, he would then apply time acceleration on the scarred-face man and then rush back to apply time acceleration for Zhou Peng.

The process would keep repeating, allowing Zhou Peng to, while under the effect of the time acceleration, attack Fang Xingjian who would be unable to retaliate.

Professor Qian, on the other hand, would use mental communication to manage and coordinate their operation.

Therefore, the main attacker in this battle was Zhou Peng, who had psychokinesis.

The scarred-face man smiled viciously at Fang Xingjian, who was submerged in flames. He said coldly, "You've gotten off easy." Then at the next moment, he grabbed Professor Qian and Shi Chen, flying off rapidly.

From the beginning to the end, Zhou Peng continued to have his hands wrapped around his chest as he looked at Fang Xingjian arrogantly.

After experiencing a rapid improvement in his abilities for over ten days, his psychokinesis had become unbelievably strong. He currently even sensed many comprehensions toward sword arts appear in his mind, allowing him to gain a terrifying slicing force in his psychokinesis.

This was actually due to Zhou Peng having absorbed some information about Fang Xingjian together with the ether particles. However, Zhou Peng was clearly unaware about all these and only thought that it was because he had exceptional talent and that his abilities had improved tremendously.

Five days ago, he could already crush a tank with a single finger and lift up a aircraft carrier that weighed 80,000 tons with a single hand.

However, this was not his full power.

Looking at the scarred-face man and the others, Zhou Peng rolled his neck but did not move his hands or feet. Waves of strong power appeared in the sky, bringing up layers of stacking ripples and smashing out toward Fang Xingjian.

Boom boom boom boom boom! Many formless fists appeared from behind Zhou Peng's back, making him appear like the thousand-armed Guanyin. The fists then smashed out toward Fang Xingjian.

The power of each fist was over several ten thousand tons. The several hundred punches were launched in the blink of an eye, and the explosive force was like over ten million tons of power smashing down. How terrifying was that?

However, this was not the end. Violent powers kept on appearing from behind Zhou Peng. He was like a non-stop machine, ceaselessly attacking Fang Xingjian.

'Hmph, I wanted to defeat you fair and square after my abilities got stronger, but to think that you want to do something as foolish as destroy Earth... I have no choice but to join forces with the rest of them to kill you.'

Sensing the convenience brought about by the time acceleration, Zhou Peng's eyes narrowed slightly. "But the time acceleration ability is really too heaven-defying. Even with Fang Xingjian's abilities, he is doomed when he is passively receiving my attacks without moving.

"That Shi Chen will definitely find a chance to get rid of him."

After attacking for ten minutes, the surrounding air appeared to tremble slightly. It seemed that time was going to regain its flow.

Professor Qian's voice rang out in Zhou Peng's mind.

"Be prepared to be fully on guard! Shi Chen's time acceleration is going to end. He'll enter the time accelerated state by himself to rest and will need 0.1 second. Hang in there!"

Zhou Peng stopped his attacks, and layers of psychokinesis force fields wrapped around his body.

Although he knew that he was probably still a notch weaker compared to Fang Xingjian, he had launched out several ten thousand punches toward Fang Xingjian earlier. The power would be able to smash even an entire island. Zhou Peng felt that even if Fang Xingjian did not die, he would be seriously injured.

After all, his attacks were not like nuclear explosions that relied on high temperature and impact waves. The area of attack for a nuclear explosion was too scattered. On the contrary, Zhou Peng's punches were all concentrated on destroying Fang Xingjian's physical body. The ten minutes' worth of attacks he had made far surpassed the prowess of the nuclear explosions the government set off previously.

The reason why he had been chosen as the main attacker was, after all, because he was the one with the strongest damaging prowess between the four of them.

So, in such a situation, Zhou Peng felt that it was just too simple for him to fend off Fang Xingjian's attacks for 0.1 second.