Chapter 139 – The Second Guardian
After attaining the golden boots, Lei Yu did not stay put for too long, since he hadn’t used up too much of his internal energy in the previous battle. From his point of view, he hadn’t even used up ten percent of his energy.
It’s not that the troll Titan hadn’t been strong enough; it was just that the troll’s strength was rather average in general. Whether it was his defensive or his offensive powers, they couldn’t match up to Lei Yu’s. Titan had to rely on the golden boots in order to exceed Lei Yu in speed, but that was simply not enough. The speed of his leg movements had been increased, but the strength of his attacks hadn’t been changed. If he had encountered an ordinary person or someone with the strength a level lower than Lei Yu, then Titan would have easily won. But unfortunately…
After wearing the battle boots, Lei Yu felt that his body was as light as a swallow. Walking was now a lot easier, making him feel that there were indeed a lot of bizarre things in the world.
Even so, he did not dare to be careless, because there were still three guardians left. And there was also some kind of super expert that was able to create such a labyrinth, and to even seal someone in it.
Within the dimly lit labyrinth, Lei Yu’s feet kept moving forward. He went down plenty of dead ends, and he’d had to change paths. Lei Yu had lost track of how many times this had happened already.
In another area.
In the throne hall, Telephassa’s originally clear eyes, which had been brimming with vigor before, had now become lifeless. From time to time, she would look distracted. Or, at times, she would look like as if she’d remembered something, and would start giggling. And there were times when she would start sighing out of the blue. It appeared that her mind was completely filled with thoughts of Lei Yu, unable to forget his haunting and dreamy smile. Especially that kiss before he left! It had made her unable to forget!
There was no response from Telephassa. She was sitting upon her throne, staring in one place as if she hadn’t heard anyone call out to her.
The warrior that had rushed into the throne room once again raised his voice: “Your majesty! We’ve received an urgent message!”
“Oh?” After recovering her senses, she replied, “Report.”
“Your majesty, there’s an enemy invasion coming from the West, which isn’t far from our territory.” Cold sweat was already breaking out on the warrior’s forehead. During this time of prosperity, they hadn’t experienced any wars for quite a while now. The sudden appearance of a large-scale enemy seemed to be caused by a rumor that had been spreading around.
A serious look now appeared on Telephassa’s charming face. “Investigate their intentions thoroughly before reporting to me again!”
A middle-aged man with yellow hair and dressed in a gray robe stepped forward. “Your majesty, the enemy must have received news about Silo’s injury, or else they wouldn’t have dared to act so rashly. What should we do now? With Silo’s present condition, there’s no way he can go out to battle.”
“How are Silo’s injuries looking?” Telephassa asked.
An elderly man wearing a white robe stepped away from a side pillar and into the middle of the hall. “Your majesty, although Silo’s injuries weren’t life threatening, in the short run, there was no way he could participate on the battlefield. And since one of his two lives had already died, his current body’s power could not be compared to before any longer.”
The previous middle-aged man in gray coldly harrumphed. “It’s all the fault of that guy called Lightning! He dared to injure our guardian, he deserves to die!”
“You shut your mouth!” Telephassa suddenly stood up from the throne, her eyes staring at the minister who had made the impertinent remark. “If I ever hear those words from you ever again, Silo is still capable of ripping you into shreds!”
This minister shivered, and then replied while trembling: “Yes… Yes! Understood!”
The enemy’s army got closer one step at a time, but they didn’t dare to attack. Although they knew about Silo’s condition, after all, Silo was still a terrifying fiendgod entity. There was no way the ordinary people could take him on, even if he was injured.
In the barren wilderness, about a hundred thousand troops were surging forward. In front were the war horses, opening up the path for the eighty thousand infantry soldiers; their magnificent combined aura was enough to overwhelm everything.
At the forefront of the army, there was a 3 meter tall horse, 4.2 meters in length, entirely covered in armor. On the back of the horse was a warrior clad in a heavy golden armor carrying a sword which gave him an extremely mighty look.
An elderly man on the side, wearing a long light cloth robe, looked at this mighty warrior, eyes filled with respect. “General Williams, we’re about three days from the empire right now, so should we stop to rest?”
“We will annihilate the enemy all in one go!” The majestic aura had all the warriors on the sides fill with passion. The eighty thousand soldiers in the rear started shouting out slogans in a heroic spirit. This actually frightened all the birds and beasts within a ten mile, radius making them run away in fear.
Back in the Cretan Labyrinth, Lei Yu was wiping the sweat from his body with a towel. If he hadn’t taken a bath before, then he would have been in a more sorry shape now. Lei Yu could not help but frown as he sniffed the smell of sweat from his own body. It wasn’t like he was obsessed with cleanliness or anything, he was just used to bathing at least once per day.
“Crack! Crack!” *Rumbling sounds*
These strange noises came to Lei Yu’s ears. Knowing that something was about to happen, Lei Yu didn’t dare to be careless. He advanced cautiously and as he neared a corner of the path, Lei Yu saw a golden light flash by.
Heading to the other wall, Lei Yu inched forward to take a peek. A sudden dull voice sounded out: “My brother was killed by you!”
Lei Yu frowned. What appeared before his eyes was a monster with a wide body, and who looked very strong. It had green skin, a single eye and a single horn. The most prominent thing about it was a golden armor on its body that didn’t really fit.
“You are the guardian giant Talos?”
“You recognize me?” the giant Talos asked.
Lei Yu smiled and shook his head. “I don’t know you but I know that you and your brother Titan are the same – you’re both dumb pigs that don’t know how to use your brains. Weren’t you guys enjoying life as guardians of the country? Why would you believe some mere slander and come to this labyrinth to be a guardian? Is this the type of life you actually like?
“I don’t like it.” Talos shook his head. “But you’ve killed my brother, so no matter what, you must die so I can avenge him!”
The two brothers had similar features, and their abilities were rather balanced. Whether it be attack, defense, or speed, Lei Yu would not think much of either of them. Titan had those battle boots on, which had previously made his speed quite fast. Because this Talos had the sacred armor on, his defense would naturally be tough to the extreme.
You could say that Lei Yu only needed to utilize the speed one would usually jog at in order to dodge Talos’s series of attacks. Watching Talos’s large body stumble, Lei Yu felt like wanting to laugh out loud. But in the midst of battle, Lei Yu still wouldn’t act carelessly, even though his opponent was weak.
Talos attempted to clash head-on with Lei Yu, but no matter how hard he tried, he wasn’t able to succeed which made him scream in anger. Lei Yu couldn’t be bothered to waste his energy and stamina. With the battle boots, he only needed to spend a negligible amount of strength to easily avoid all the attacks, which made him feel pretty good.
Talos had used up quite a bit of effort. After ten or so minutes, he still hadn’t even managed to touch a piece of Lei Yu’s clothing. Even though the space inside the labyrinth wasn’t that wide, Lei Yu’s movements were extremely quick. And Lei Yu would occasionally throw out attacks that drove Talos completely insane.
“If you have the guts, stop dodging and fight me head on like a man! You have the battle boots so your speed is very fast, and it’s making this unfair!” screamed Talos, since he had no other way to handle the situation.
“Hey lug head, have you even thought for a bit to use your brain? What’s unfair? Could it be that you wearing an armor is being fair? If you are willing to take off the armor, then I’ll take off the boots, how about that?” Lei Yu was clearly trying to trick him. But Talos’s thinking ability was a bit slow, thinking that the reason Lei Yu was so fast was all due to the boots, so he didn’t even think too long before agreeing to it.
Lei Yu covered up his snicker; now things would be easier. Seeing Talos take off his armor, Lei Yu started chanting a spell and the boots came off, floating to the ground behind him.
The two assumed their fighting stances. Talos gave a shout before rushing ahead, while Lei Yu’s light body dodged even faster than before. Even though Lei Yu was able to easily take this type of attack on, his goal was to make Talos understand and regret. He wanted Talos to know that even without the battle boots, he could still not touch a piece of clothing on his body.
Like a ghostly apparition, Lei Yu’s speed completely shocked Talos. He looked at the ground and confirmed that the battle boots were quietly lying there, and then rubbed his eyes to look at Lei Yu’s feet. His brain couldn’t understand why Lei Yu’s speed was still so fast.
With the boots, Lei Yu could effortlessly increase his speed to unimaginable proportions. Without the boots, Lei Yu’s speed still wasn’t something anyone could exceed. His lips forming a sneer, Lei Yu walked towards Talos one step at a time. “Big lug head, your brains aren’t working well enough, right? Let me assist you in improving your thinking!” Lei Yu’s speed was really fast. He bent his middle and index fingers before forcefully knocking on Talos’s forehead. “Bang!” A loud sound was heard, making Talos grimace in pain.
“I’m gonna kill you!” Both his arms spread out while he rushed towards Lei Yu. Lei Yu’s foot gently tapped the ground in front which pushed his whole body backwards. Landing two meters backwards, Lei Yu used that energy like a spring, and bounced forward forcefully. This combination of retreat and a sudden attack made Talos unable to respond. Both of Lei Yu’s fists had internal energy condensed in them, making it surge explosively and coating his fists with a purple lightning net. Without the protection of the golden armor, Lei Yu’s fists were comparable to a steel drill that could directly penetrate through Talos’s chest.
On this subject, Lei Yu was still a bit worried. Perhaps it was only after fighting with Silo that he started having these thoughts; just to play it safe, he actually used both fists in this attack, because he thought Talos might have two hearts as well.
Talos’s eyes looked like they were going to pop out of their eye sockets. He looked incredulously at the two fists penetrating deep inside his chest, and then died with a confused look on his face.
Lei Yu pulled his fists out from the body, then flung his arms around to get rid of the blood. Lei Yu wasn’t someone who liked killing, but when it came to his own safety, it was safer to finish them off than to give them a surviving chance.
Taking out some water from his storage ring, Lei Yu first rinsed his arms and hands before picking up the golden armor which Talos was wearing. Lei Yu was a bit confused, because he didn’t feel an ounce of weight from the armor. Such a large armor didn’t actually weigh anything. It was just too incredible! Lei Yu then started walking towards the battle boots he had previously taken off.
When his hand was about to reach the boots, “Crack!”
Lei Yu suddenly dodged backwards a few steps, as a golden-edged axe blade smashed directly on the ground, only two centimeters away from the boots. The ground, which could have been his hand, split open, causing cold sweat to drip off Lei Yu’s forehead.