The Chronicles of the Immortal God - Chapter 177
Chapter 177: Act
Wang Hao observed Gabrielle closely. He remembered that she was one of the commentators in for the livestream of the trial.
His first impression of her was a gentle, easy-to-be-with girl. She had the disposition of a nice Big Sister. Aside from this, she also had an elegant aura. Wang Hao could swear that she was like a combination of Eleanor and Fang Yu.
Wang Hao nodded appreciatively, clearly approving of her beauty. But even though she was a beautiful woman, he cannot let her off because she discovered about his abilities. Gabrielle just managed to ruin Wang Hao’s plans today.
“Huff.” Even though his body was feeling some weakness due to the backlash, he gritted his teeth as he tried to make himself look imposing. He cannot show any sign of weakness now. It was clear that if Gabrielle gets a whiff of his condition now, there might be a chance that she will initiate an attack.
Only by scaring her that Wang Hao can feel relieved.
“Hey you, you saw everything that happened right?” Wang Hao said in a low voice.
“Ah erm…. I did not see anything!” Gabrielle shouted as she tried to stop her trembling. “I just got here right now….”
“……. You know, even a parrot who can talk can lie better than you. So how do you want to die huh?”
“Please no!” Gabrielle kowtowed in front of Wang Hao, as she tried to plead for herself. “I can keep my mouth shut! I can swear in the name of my soul right now!”
“Heh. Better start doing it right now, or else….” Wang Hao sighed in relief on his heart as he realized his acting skills just saved him now. The only problem he had now was to maintain the illusion of power in front of Gabrielle. With the power he had shown earlier, Gabrielle will surely try to follow him. With his current state, Wang Hao cannot afford to be alone. More souls that will be joining him will be better.
“Right away Mister Wang!” Gabrielle then swore an oath to not divulge everything that she saw today. Once she did that, she said the thing that Wang Hao had been expecting.
“Can I… join your group in exploring the Dream World?”
Wang Hao’s ears perked up when he heard Gabrielle’s request. He waved his hands loftily as he said, “You know that I just came in the Underworld. That means I am not privy yet to any of its secrets. Us being here right now can be considered as part of that. You said you want to join us? Tell me everything about this place, and I will allow you to join us.”
Gabrielle then explained about the connection of the Dreamworld and the Underworld.
In terms of proximity, one can say that the Underworld and Dreamworld were much closer to one another compared to either one of them to the Material Universe. One could say that it was because both environments were suitable for souls. But this could not explain why the Dreamworld seems to be greatly attracted to the Underworld.
This attraction seemed to have made the Dreamworld to want to invade the Underworld. There will be times that the Dreamworld itself will breach the borders of the Underworld and gather the souls it can get.
Fortunately, this breaching happens at extremely rare occasions. The last recorded breaching was around two hundred billion years ago. For the breaching to happen now was an unprecedented event.
“Oh, so this is just like a child who wants to steal candy from another child. Instead of buying one himself or just ask for one nicely, he resorts to stealing the candy. How shameless.” Wang Hao muttered to himself.
Gabrielle looked at Wang Hao incredulously, thinking to herself, “Did this guy just compare the Dreamworld and Underworld to two kids?”
While she was feeling confused by Wang Hao’s metaphors, Wang Hao started asking another question.
“If this happened before already, why did the Yama did not do anything about it?”
Gabrielle’s face scrunched as she replied.
“Actually, the Yama did nothing about it. It was as if… he does not want to get involved with it.”
“The hell! So that kid holding the candy can’t even fight back? How pathetic!” Wang Hao said this while he nonchalantly woke his followers. “Rise and shine now, we have a lot to do.”
Gabrielle does not know whether she should feel horrified or awed by Wang Hao blatantly insulting Yama. Well, it’s not like she can do anything about it. She clearly saw how Wang Hao defeated Siwang Wangzi by using the Dream Mist.
He did it so nonchalantly that it seemed to take nothing out of him. Gabrielle knew that if she was the one facing him, she will be gone in an instant.
She suppressed the fear in her heart as she thought that going with Wang Hao was not that bad at all.
After all, what’s the worse that can happen to her?
“Now, cough it all up!” Gabrielle regretted thinking positively about Wang Hao after hearing his demand. “Since you want to follow me in the Dreamworld, you have to pay a protection fee.”
Wang Hao managed to say all this with a straight face.
Roxy and Jin gave a pitying look to Gabrielle while Old Billy sent idolizing looks to Wang Hao. Even they just woke up, they can get the gist of what happened just from hearing Wang Hao’s statement.
“Huhuhuhu, do I really need to do that?” Gabrielle leaned forward, trying to use the best ‘innocent puppy eyes’ look that she can muster. This move had already defeated countless men before. Wang Hao will surely fold from it.
But what she only got was a twitch on Wang Hao’s left eye.
“Trying to use that on me huh? How about saying it to you once more? Cough. It. Up.” Wang Hao’s eyes narrowed as he put both his palms in front of Gabrielle. From the way he looked, he will clearly not take no for an answer.
Gabrielle could only silently cry as she gave all her stuff to Wang Hao. Once Wang Hao was sure he received all of Gabrielle’s treasures, he said one more thing that almost brought Gabrielle to the brink.
“Oh, where are Bob and Krull, I want to be of great ‘help’ to them too. You are not that selfish to only ask help for yourself right?”