Chapter 87: If There’s a Chance
The King of the Human had long been wary of Su Hao’s actions and couldn’t help but have his pupils contract. “Huh?”
In the next moment, the white light sphere at the ‘800 Explosions’ suddenly expanded and enlarged. Whether it was the two ferocious beasts or the two individuals, everything in their field of view turned pure white.
A strong shockwave swept over, hitting Su Hao, and instantly sent him flying backward.
A deafening roar echoed far and wide, making the heavens and the earth lose their color!
The underground soil was subjected to violent shocks, churning wildly and flinging debris and grass in all directions, landing at unknown locations.
Following that, thick smoke billowed up, spreading in all directions. Influenced by the chaotic airflow, it rolled and formed a small mushroom cloud.
The explosion seemed to take only an instant, but in Su Hao’s perception, it felt so long!
Su Hao only felt his armor clattering, his whole body numb and sore. His ears were ringing incessantly, and blood sprayed from his mouth like it was free.
But he knew he wasn’t dead! As long as he recovered his strength, he could use healing runes to restore himself to his original state!
The intense explosion had disabled his ‘radar perception,’ making it impossible for him to sense the state of the two ferocious beasts and the King of the Human.
He thought to himself, “With such a violent explosion, they should all be dead, right? Heh! I’ve successfully survived this calamity; I need to leave this place quickly!”
He didn’t rush to get up but lay quietly, adjusting the state of his blood qi within his body to recover his strength as quickly as possible, while also checking his current condition.
About two minutes later, everything calmed down. Su Hao slowly stood up and used ‘Healing’ runes to treat the wounds caused by the shrapnel that pierced his body.
He was very fortunate to have perfectly avoided any vital areas. Seemingly severe injuries had become inconsequential.
He glanced around and saw the two severely injured dragons near the huge pit. His brows furrowed. “Where’s the King of the Human’s body?”
His radar was gradually recovering, but he didn’t want to stay here any longer. Whether the King of the Human lived or died was not important to him. “Let’s get out of here!”
Just as Su Hao was about to run, a hoarse voice rang out, “Passerby! Where do you think you’re going? Cough, cough!”
Su Hao’s footsteps froze, and he turned to look. He saw the King of the Human holding that broken sword, glaring angrily at him.
His helmet was long gone, and his head was covered in blood, flowing down his disheveled hair.
“You’re not dead?” Su Hao widened his eyes in disbelief. He couldn’t believe someone could survive such an explosion.
The King of the Human snorted, “Passerby, do you want to kill this king too? You’ll be disappointed; this king won’t die so easily!”
The King of the Human looked extremely miserable. Even if he survived, he must have been seriously injured, so…
Su Hao didn’t want to engage in a conversation with the King of the Human. He immediately turned and ran.
In a flash, Su Hao’s vision flickered, and the King of the Human created a large pit under his feet, stopping steadily in front of Su Hao.
His anger gradually subsided as he calmly said, “Passerby, you can’t escape from me!”
“Is this what you call runes? I admit, your runes indeed have the power to sweep across the continent for the People! However, I’ll say it again: your way of spreading runes is wrong! So, give up your unrealistic fantasies and return with me to An Main City!”
Su Hao asked, “Are you representing the ruling class or all of the Human?”
The King of the Human replied, “There’s no difference.”
Su Hao said, “No, it’s not the same at all! I don’t want the power of runes to be controlled by a few people. What I want is for everyone to have a chance to choose, a chance to change their lives. Whether they can ultimately succeed doesn’t matter. If the knowledge of runes is controlled by a few people, can you tell me, will everyone have a chance to learn rune knowledge?”
The King of the Human furrowed his bloody brows and said, “Passerby, don’t take this for granted.”
Su Hao responded, “Your way of thinking is too stubborn.”
The King of the Human retorted, “You’re a smart person, why don’t you understand?”
Su Hao remained silent for a moment before saying, “King of the Human, I can tell you what I’ve seen. When powerful ferocious beasts attack People’s towns, the weak People have absolutely no resistance. They can only flee in panic, waiting to be devoured by the ferocious beasts. What can they do? Nothing. They can only look at this world in despair. They don’t even have a chance to try to change their fate! Do you know the fear and helplessness of facing death without the power to resist? You probably don’t, but I do! I know the kind of despair that comes without even the chance to make an effort! My idea is actually very simple. This world has given me the opportunity to learn and grow, and I want to give something back to the People of this world. I want to give a little hope to those helpless ordinary people. Just a little is enough!”
“The power of runes, you’ve seen it, can completely kill any threatening ferocious beasts. Now, my words are clear: Runes are not allowed to be hoarded by you.”
The King of the Human fell silent, then said, “If you are so stubborn, then I have no choice but to kill you here! I will never let the People fall into chaos. Passerby, you are very dangerous!”
Su Hao smiled, “Come on! Come and kill me if you can!”
The King of the Human said, “I don’t want to kill you! Because you are a very rare talent.”
Su Hao also said, “I don’t want to kill you either. If you leave now, maybe we can still be friends in the future!”
The King of the Human shook his head, “I’m old, there is no future for me. I have no choice but to swing my sword at you. If I win, you die, and the People will still be the People, and they will become stronger because of your runes. If I die, you win, it means the People have chosen you, and I will have no regrets. So, let’s determine the outcome, even if it means life or death!”
Su Hao quietly looked at the old man in front of him, then suddenly smiled and pointed his short knife at the King of the Human, “Come!”
Su Hao could understand the King of the Human’s choice.
It was because the King of the Human had his own persistence and pride.
The King of the Human had grown up under the existing system of the Human, and he had benefited from this system. When he became the ultimate beneficiary of the system, he became an absolute supporter of this system, and nothing could change that, not even the truth.
So, he was determined to defend the system that had allowed him to stand at the top of the Human, along with the intricate relationships of the major clans.
Subconsciously, he knew that he couldn’t become a traitor to the People with just a few words from Su Hao.
As for Su Hao, he had his own convictions.
At first, he wanted to give a gift to the People of this world in any form, to anyone, as long as it could help the People live better.
However, after experiencing the attack of the Monstrosity in Lingyun Town, he changed his mind.
At that time, he was on the sidelines, witnessing the tentacles of the Monstrosity reach out and pull one defenseless person after another into its belly. Those people, who had no power to resist, could only face their end in despair.
That feeling was so familiar; he didn’t know how many times he had experienced it himself and had personally felt that powerlessness.
In the moment before death, he kept telling himself, “If there’s a chance…”
Yes, it was “if there’s a chance”!
Such an opportunity, he had waited for a long time to come.
But what about the people of this world? What do they have to wait for?
Perhaps, they are also lacking such an opportunity.
So, Su Hao thought, he would do what he could to create such an opportunity for the people of this world!
Regardless of success or failure, at least he wouldn’t have too many regrets.
As for whether the People would go through wars or not?
He was absolutely confident. The potential of the Human was unimaginable. The new world forged in the fires of war would flourish and eventually shock everyone.