Chapter 312: Candlelight: Part 1
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Did I hit the mark?” Lin Sheng did not seem to pay any mind, totally missing Melissa’s nervousness.
“To be fair, everyone has a secret. The only difference is if you care if the secret is revealed.”
Lin Sheng went straight to the point.
“Melissa, you… are thinking that your desires, your urges are wrong?”
He paused for a bit and put it in a different way.
“Perhaps, these kinds of desires, to you, do not fit societal norms?”
Melissa bit her lip and did not say anything.
After keeping quiet for a moment, she lowered her head and Lin Sheng spoke no more as he only stood by her for a bit, before patting her on the shoulder.
“Get some rest.”
He then turned away and returned to his room.
Not long after he closed his door, Melissa’s footsteps as she headed to her room was heard.
Lin Sheng stood behind the door, and let out a smile.
To him, Melissa possessed a very powerful and malleable talent. As a girl who had just entered the world of the Darksiders, she was still lost, and her worldview had not fully formed yet.
She just needed a little guidance. Based on what was taught to her, that was how she would turn out to be.
The key question was how to convince her that she did not need to pay any heed to what people saw.
“An interesting child.”
Lin Sheng left it at that.
If Melissa understood what he meant, she would naturally come to look for him, and then embark on the right path of her talent.
If she did not understand that, then there were still plenty of geniuses around the world. Melissa was not the only person who fit the bill.
After tidying up, Lin Sheng took a bath as he pulled out the plastic ritual materials from his bag and used the prepared materials to quickly convert any access souls into Crag Dragon blood.
The Crag Dragon blood within him was already at a ratio of forty percent, and his bone marrow had already been transformed. The transformed bone marrow would continuously produce dragon blood and transform the rest of his body.
Once he was done with that, he took a sip of orange juice as he sat on the sofa and turned on the television.
The screen then changed to a late-night news channel.
The content inside it was pretty much the standard face, either it was the coverage about another large scale battle between Xilin and Redwin, or a prince of Olro getting married and had invited many dignitaries.
There was some news about the local political scene, as well, as a local politician had resigned, and the president’s ratings were at its lowest point in history.
“Pointless stuff.” Lin Sheng yawned as he looked at it.
He was not a training fanatic, and the relaxation from time to time was to him a reward in itself. Only by properly training and resting would he see constant growth.
After going through a round of channels, he did not find anything interesting. Without any else to do, he then turned to the movie channel.
And at that juncture, a romance movie was playing, everyone in it were young idols, and their getup daring. There were even rather risqué scenes from time to time.
Lin Sheng’s interest was piqued and he continued watching.
Not long later, he felt tired and decided to just straight up sleep on the couch.
He now sleeps about once every two days. After the dragon blood transforming his body, he was almost always at peak stamina, and could barely fall asleep now.
So he decided to change his sleeping pattern to two days once now.
His consciousness slowly turned blurry and faded.
Suddenly, the room door opened by itself as a row of silhouettes stood by the door, looking at him quietly.
The silhouettes simply just stood there, not entering the room, but Lin Sheng could feel a gaze pointed straight at him.
*Tick tock, tick tock…*
The ticking of the clock was heard.
He lifted his head all of a sudden as he took a deep breath. Bolting up from the sofa, Lin Sheng shook his head while he looked at the door.
There was no one there, but the door had indeed been opened as the cold wind blew in from outside.
There was only static on the television as it hissed continuously. The bright light was the only light source in the room.
After a few deep breaths, Lin Sheng slowly walked away from the sofa.
“Oh, right… a change of location… So, the dream changed as well?”
The Griffin’s Morass earlier had him at wit’s end. He could not find the Assimilation technique, nor could he do anything about the giant hawk head.
Hence, leaving was probably the best course of action.
Lin Sheng looked around to get a measure of the changes to the room. It was no different than reality, and even the layout was the same.
Lin Sheng then looked at himself.
It was normal white loungewear. This was his getup after his Crag Dragon blood had increased to beyond 20 percent, and saw a massive increase in his defensive powers.
Normal metal armors were of little use to him now and were instead an encumbrance, so he decided to forgo it altogether.
After checking his body, he did not find any problems. Only then did he slowly headed to the door, and pulled the door open and headed out.
Outside was the corridor on the third floor of the manor, and the floor was carpeted with red carpet and the walls had old damage scars.
Then suddenly, a chittering was heard from the left and Lin Sheng turned over.
On the left, a hunched human-form clad in black-red carapace was clambering quickly toward him. The side of the figure’s body had many beetle-like legs, and its large number of appendages allowed it to clear the distance between it and Lin Sheng.
Lin Sheng held his finger out as strand upon strand of green threads shot out toward the crawling monster.
*Clang clang clang!!*
A series of blunt thuds followed as the dark power threads were deflected by the carapace.
Lin Sheng changed tack while all of the threads converged into a large one and smashed against the monster.
This time around, the dark power beam was much stronger. While it could not kill the monster outright, the massive force was enough to send it flying against the wall.
Yet the monster simply just forced its way out of the crater on the wall and continued to crawl towards Lin Sheng without any signs of damage.
“That carapace is thick…” Lin Sheng called back the threads as holy power radiated in his palm.
He then slashed forward.
The holy power was launched as it turned into a crescent blade and hit the monster right in the middle.
A light clatter later, the light blade went through the floor and disappeared.
The monster froze as it collapsed into the ground unmoving.
All over his body were countless of tightly packed spiked appendages as its chest and abdomen looked like it was sliced open like a fish from top to bottom, as a massive cut ran the length of its body.
This was a Divine Blade made out of concentrated holy power, while it consumed much more holy powers, it was extremely powerful, a reasonable trade-off.
Lin Sheng waited for a moment and noticed there were no black lines, so he simply went along the corridor and down the stairs.
The spiral stairs simply extended all the way below seemingly without end.
It was originally a three-story manor, but glancing from there, it looked like it extended at least ten stories down.