Chapter 145 – Returning to Modern Times
In front of the huge rock, Lei Yu jumped off the back of the golden bull. “Thank you, it’s time for me to leave.”
“Benefactor, I don’t really have anything to give you as a parting gift but I will always remember the fact that you’ve rescued me from the labyrinth. From this day on, Greece will never forget you!” Minotaur Linos had already transformed back to the bull’s head and human body appearance with a touch of sadness on his face.
Lei Yu’s heart was filled with sadness as well since this journey was simply too wondrous!
“Benefactor, since I don’t have anything to give you, how about this… If you don’t mind, I will give you the cultivating method which Ares gave me, the Thirty-six Lunar Star technique.”
Lei Yu was overjoyed. “Is that the move you used during the battle?” Lei Yu clearly witness the great power of that attack.
“That was only one of the moves, there’s a total of thirty-six forms (styles).
“That’s great then! But I don’t have any axe type weapons, can I still use it?” Lei Yu asked.
“No matter what weapon you use, you can still display its power. I believe with your strength, you can still release a horrifying degree of power with your bare hands!”
Lei Yu was extremely shocked. If he could successfully learn such a powerful cultivating method, then it would be very useful for him in the future. There’s no such thing as too much knowledge so Lei Yu wasn’t afraid of learning more.
Both of them sat down cross-legged. A crack could be seen in-between Minotaur Linos’s eyebrows, then a golden light rushed out. The golden light was as thick as a finger which flew straight for Lei Yu.
Suddenly there was tremor in his mind and Lei Yu entered a trance-like state. His mind was constantly filled with countless martial moves and pathways to circulate his internal energy.
When everything had finally settled down, Lei Yu felt like he was in the middle of the universe. The cultivating method the bull-head transferred to him appeared before him in the vast starry space.
The Thirty-six Lunar Stars combined into a perfect picture, each Lunar Star represented a certain point. Lei Yu carefully noted that every line connecting the thirty-six Lunar Stars together was a path for his internal energy to circulate. Every connection point had its own marvelous use as they were linked to each other. This made Lei Yu feel nothing but shock. He had never seen such a powerful cultivating method in his entire life.
Lei Yu was deeply fascinated with the magical effects of the Lunar Stars and the vastness of this universe. He then attempted to circulate his internal energy according to the Thirty-six Lunar Star technique.
Although he only reached the preliminary stage of understanding the technique, Lei Yu was still overjoyed. This was equal to adding a new set of attacks to his arsenal. In the past, he only relied on his own training and actual combat experience in order to come up with attack methods. Now that he had a complete set of a cultivating method, how could he not be excited?
Minotaur Linos withdrew the golden light in-between his eyebrows. He slowly stood up and looked towards the horizon which was getting lighter. “Benefactor, take care of yourself. I will create a barrier here so that no one can bother you! The queen will soon wake up so I have to get back.”
Minotaur Linos’s transformation was really fast; from a bull’s head and a human’s body into a huge golden bull was almost instantaneous. As if striding forth on a bed of flames, he disappeared without a trace.
Lei Yu was in the midst of a profound state and he could not get out of it. Wanting to grasp all thirty-six forms in one try was simply a fool’s dream. Even if it was Lei Yu who was talented and had potential beyond ordinary people, it still wasn’t possible.
One point to pierce, pierce the heavens to grasp the moon, contain and seize the group, convey the Lunar Star’s intent!
Lei Yu silently recited the mnemonics as he felt an additional warm energy was growing inside him. This energy was completely different from what he original had since it exudes a milky white glow. Even though it was combined with his energy, Lei Yu could easily separate the two without using too much effort.
White light was mixed with the starlight making it look exceptionally bright. Lei Yu took a deep breath before slowly opening his eyes. When he awoke from his profound trance like state, the sun was already above his head which meant it was noon already.
Lei Yu gratefully smiled as he felt a powerful force in the surrounding area that seemed to wrap around him. He knew that this was a barrier that Minotaur Linos set up since Minotaur Linos was afraid that someone or something would bother his cultivation. Both of his arms filled with a powerful might, he forced the barrier to burst apart leaving deep grooves on the ground. Lei Yu left the area and arrived in front of the huge boulder. He then started to chant a spell which he couldn’t understand himself. The loose gravel on the boulder started falling off onto the ground and an opening was revealed. Lei Yu then went inside.
This place was no longer a labyrinth but a long tunnel. Lei Yu walked all the way to the end where spring water was whirling around on the wall which made it quite an attractive sight.
After gently taking a deep breath, Lei Yu took out a golden bowl from his storage ring. Using his powerful internal energy to wrap around the spring water, he forced it to pour itself into the bowl.
At this time, Lei Yu suddenly saw that a series of lights were rapidly firing towards him from the wall. Then, he finally understood how he came to this era.
A clock was portrayed on the wall, a clock which shouldn’t belong to this time period yet here it was.
A light coming from inside the clock wrapped around Lei Yu and a prompt appeared in his mind. Lei Yu chose the time to return to, then a blinding light suddenly flashed which lighted up the entire tunnel. Lei Yu’s body instantly turned into a star and disappeared without a trace.
Lei Yu made a lot of effort in order to open his eyes, and his surrounding suddenly became dark. When his sight was back, Lei Yu was once again back in the tunnel. But in his heart, it was clear that once he leave this place, there will no longer be the existence of Telephassa and Minotaur Linos, the bull headed fiendgod. Although he’s not sure why Minotaur Linos, a fiendgod who could live thousands of years was not present in his current time period; but at least he got to know him. It could be considered that Lei Yu experienced a soul-stirring unique vacation.
Inside his heart, he still felt a tiny yearning for the beautiful Queen Telephassa. But since Ai Er was outside patiently waiting for him all this time, Lei Yu couldn’t wait to accelerate his pace to get out of here.
When he was about to exit this place, Lei Yu turned around to take one last look. The labyrinth should have been collapsed by him a thousand years ago, so why would it reform itself back when he first entered it? After blinking his eyes… he decided why should he continue thinking about it if he had no clue? Lei Yu quickly ran up the steps and the modern day’s air drilled into his nostrils. He then took a deep breath.
“Child, you’ve finally come out!”
Lei Yu suddenly opened his eyes since they were closed when he was taking a deep breath.. “Old madam! How… how… how come you are…” Lei Yu felt his brain wasn’t functioning properly. What he couldn’t understand was he thought that the old woman was trapped inside the labyrinth, so how could she appear outside now?
According to Lei Yu’s calculation, only five minutes passed after he went back into the labyrinth to look for her. The time he calculated should be absolutely correct.
“Brother Yu, how come it took you so long to come out? I was so anxious, if it wasn’t for the old madam stopping me, I would have gone in to find you.” Ai Er ran up and hugged Lei Yu.
“Ai Er, how long have I been inside?” Lei Yu asked while blinking his eyes.
“A whole day and night! You told me that I shouldn’t go in to stay here and wait for you. How could you make us worry so much?!” Ai Er pouted, showing a super cute face.
Lei Yu held Ai Er in his arms tightly, he was not able to further repress his feelings. Two hot lips tightly affixed together as he fiercely kissed Ai Er. Naturally slipping his tongue inside her mouth and playing around a bit, Ai Er suddenly opened her eyes wide. But she went with the flow and was moaning shortly after.
The old woman smiled as she turned away. She silently said in her mind: “Looks like he experienced something unimaginable inside!”
It’s been more than ten days since the three of them have left Greece and returned to the United States. And it has been more than a month since they left the United States.. Right now Lei Yu was rushing towards the newly opened nightclub.
“Young master, you’re finally back! I tried calling your phone but every time I tried it wasn’t in service, but we’ve basically settled everything here and we are just waiting for you to make some final decisions.” Gray Bear brought Lei Yu towards the end of the corridor into a private room. Inside the private room, there was a young man who was wearing a leather vest that revealed his bulky muscles sitting down. A cigarette was dangling from his mouth as he narrowed his eyes at the newcomer. Because Lei Yu went in first, he didn’t see Gray Bear following behind so he asked in an indifferent tone: “What are you here for?”
“You impudent thing! Why aren’t you greeting the young master?!” Gray Bear screamed out from behind, scaring the young man so much that he almost pissed his own pants. He had heard about the deeds of the young master countless times and was already regarding Lei Yu as his idol. He never thought that the first time meeting his idol would make him leave behind a bad impression. He hurriedly stood up from the sofa but he was not quite sure on what to do next.
Lei Yu merely smiled: “Don’t worry about it; your attitude is already quite decent for guarding the door so just do your best. If you continue to follow me, I, Lei Yu will guarantee that you won’t suffer any losses!
“Thank you young master!” The young man bowed. Very few westerners would perform such a posture but the young man pulled it off quite smoothly.
According to Lei Yu, when Americans meet someone who was more superior than them, they would only slightly nod their head. Only sometimes when they were to ask a woman for a formal dance would the guy bow. So the gesture of bowing was rarely seen here.
Lei Yu smiled as he walked further into the room with Gray Bear behind him. The young man hurriedly pressed a button and without making any sound, a section of the wall, opened up revealing a doorway. Lei Yu then used the stairs to go to the second floor.
The place had been completely set up already. They went with a simple decorations yet the room still gave off a feeling of wildness to it. On the four separate walls, mythical beasts were drawn: a black dragon, a white tiger, a phoenix, and a black tortoise. They looked so lifelike that it was as if these mythical beasts transformed into a painting.
At the highest point of the ceiling, several steel chains crisscrossed each other as a decoration piece. And in the center of the floor was the arena stage. The arena was not small; it was at least 100 square meters and it was surrounded by a metal cage. The arena gave a feeling like it was a place to tame fierce animals.
The second floor was like an indoor stadium, the step-like seating area had at least ten thousand seats. Who knows if there will be that many spectators but at least there will not be any shortage of seats for them.
At the four corners of the arena stage, there were four thick steel columns which acted as support. On top of these steel columns there was something that looked like a small house with floor to ceiling windows and sofas inside. These were the VIP rooms where occupants would have the best view of arena.
(T/N: I just had to make a comment here. The author could’ve made Lei Yu go back in time to before little Ke got molested/raped! That would be so awesome to create a time paradox!)