The First Order - Chapter 701 - Reorganizing on site
Chapter 701: Reorganizing on site
“Who would believe that he went to jump rope? As if anyone would do that at a time like this!” Cheng Yu’s assistant whispered at the side.
Cheng Yu asked in a daze, “What? Has he ever considered the timing when it comes to jumping rope?”
Regarding Ren Xiaosu’s excuses, if it were anyone else saying it, Cheng Yu would definitely not believe them. To go and jump rope during a life and death situation, how could that even be possible?!
But for some reason, when it was Ren Xiaosu who used this excuse, Cheng Yu felt he could not completely write it off. That was because Ren Xiaosu was really prone to acting up whatever the situation might be.
But right now, Cheng Yu did not want to give any attention to Ren Xiaosu. He wanted to know more about who in the group White Mask was trying to protect!
Cheng Yu had personally witnessed the combat strength of White Mask before. Therefore, now that they were caught up in a real crisis, he would have to tag along with the person protected by White Mask. That way, he could benefit from the protection the other party was getting.
It was not that Cheng Yu was weak and useless. As a member of the Anjing House, he was constantly thinking about how to seek protection from others mainly because he was not strong in combat to begin with. Moreover, the Sacred Mountains was a really dangerous place.
While everyone was rescuing the wounded in the cocoons, Luo Lan, Ren Xiaosu, and the others hid in the white fog and muttered to each other softly, “Why are we saving them?”
Ren Xiaosu gave him a look. “If we start losing people this early in the expedition and the rest become unwilling to enter the Sacred Mountains, I’ll end up having to go in there by myself.”
Actually, Ren Xiaosu knew Luo Lan and Zhou Qi were hoping to send these people from the consortiums to their deaths. Why else would Zhou Qi just stand by and watch as the attack happened?
As a matter of fact, Zhou Qi was a superhuman with water powers. Although the white fog felt eerie, it was just water vapor. It could be said that Mt. Shenchi was Zhou Qi’s home turf.
Moreover, Zhou Qi was one of the earliest superhumans to awaken his powers. With top-notch physical fitness and mental strength, it would not have been difficult for him to deal with some tarantulas.
Ren Xiaosu even believed that Zhou Qi could sense the attacker was a group of spiders through the fog with his power. However, he did not do anything about it.
Ren Xiaosu could understand this. To Luo Lan, the other organizations were all his enemies. As long as he stood by and did nothing, he would have helped the Qing Consortium weaken their enemies, so why wouldn’t he do that?
However, Ren Xiaosu was going into the Sacred Mountains to save Yan Liuyuan, so he had to cherish every bit of help he could get.
“Got it.” Luo Lan nodded. He asked again softly, “Is White Mask your friend?”
Ren Xiaosu thought for a moment and grunted, “Mhm.”
He did not go into detail, but there was no need to hide some things from Luo Lan. Only at this moment did Luo Lan finally feel a little at ease. “Previously, when you said you weren’t able to protect me, I thought…”
Ren Xiaosu said in surprise, “When did I say that?”
Luo Lan was stunned. “When I gestured to you that day…”
“Weren’t you asking me to take a leak with you?” Ren Xiaosu asked puzzledly, “Could you have meant something else?”
Luo Lan was confused.
At this moment, someone shouted in the white fog, “They’re awake, they’re awake!”
Ren Xiaosu led the way and walked towards the voice. Everyone was around the cocoons, and someone had already cut all of them open. The people in the cocoons had opened their eyes, but they were still unable to speak or move. It was only their eyes that were moving.
Whatever else happened, it was very fortunate they managed to survive the attack.
Ren Xiaosu looked around and silently noted the people who did not look like they were in a terrible state. There were more than 60 people in the entire group, but seven of them did not look like they went through a vicious attack at all. These seven people were most likely supernatural beings, and one of them happened to be Wang Yun, who had secretly left behind some markings along the way.
Of course, it was also possible they had not encountered the tarantula attack.
“Why can’t they move?” Cheng Yu’s assistant asked.
Ren Xiaosu came forward to say, “Maybe it’s because I haven’t performed yet. Step back a little, let me do a split for y’all….”
Everyone was astonished. ‘You’re really great at catching opportune moments to perform your talents, huh!’
Cheng Yu chose to ignore Ren Xiaosu and said to everyone, “Everyone, take turns carrying the injured who can’t move yet. We can’t stay in Mt. Shenchi any longer, so it’s better to leave as soon as possible.”
However, Luo Lan stopped him. “Wait. I suggest we set up camp here and build onsite defensive fortifications.”
“Why’s that?” Cheng Yu asked with a frown.
“First of all, you definitely won’t leave this place in a day or two.” Luo Lan looked at the Great Hoodwinker. “We have to listen to the guide on this matter. Let’s get his opinion first on how long it will take before we can leave this place.”
“Even at full speed, it will still take a little more than two days,” the Great Hoodwinker said.
“Instead of making everyone take turns carrying these dozen-odd wounded and wearing down our stamina, why don’t we set up camp here and wait for them to recover first? We have no idea what’s waiting for us up ahead. We’ll have to face whatever danger there might be in our best condition.”
Luo Lan might not know about other things, but he was very good at leadership and decision-making in times of danger.
Cheng Yu gave it some thought and asked, “What if those spiders come back again?”
“Since White Mask saved those people from the tarantulas’ nest, it means he probably took care of the spiders,” Luo Lan analyzed. “So we don’t have to worry about them anymore.”
Luo Lan made this decision based on his understanding of Ren Xiaosu. He knew Ren Xiaosu must have also gone to the nest just now, so he definitely did not believe he went to jump rope. Seeing how calm and composed he was at the moment, the spiders were definitely not going to pose a threat anymore.
Cheng Yu looked at the others. “What do you guys think?”
“I support reorganizing on site. I also think that since White Mask saved them, those spiders are definitely done for,” Song Qiao said.
More importantly, Song Qiao’s assistants were still fully paralyzed. Without the support of his assistants, he was unwilling to move forward.
Many of those present shared the same thoughts as Song Qiao.
“I would like to ask a question.” Cheng Yu looked at everyone. “Which of you is being protected by White Mask? Can you get him to officially join the team so we can advance and retreat together? He’s alone in the wilderness, so it will be a little troublesome if he gets ambushed while sleeping, right? By joining the team, we can all look out for one another.”
However, no one responded to Cheng Yu.
Cheng Yu examined everyone’s expressions and tried to identify the person being protected by White Mask. When his gaze landed on Ren Xiaosu, he immediately skipped him as he assumed White Mask could not possibly be protecting a lunatic like him.
Cheng Yu felt Wang Yun and the other middle-aged man were the prime suspects. Both of them looked like they did not fear anything.
After the chaos, these two people remained the calmest.
Seeing that no one responded to him, Cheng Yu shouted right at the white fog, “I know you’re nearby. Since our common target is the Pyro Company, why don’t we travel together?”