Chapter 679: There Is No Harm Without Comparison
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
He jumped into the water from Tunisia and went onshore to Sardinia in Europe. Had he escaped Africa and entered Europe, just like in the myths?! Would his luck go up from here…
When he thought about this, Lu Shu was slightly touched.
As he was swimming, he occasionally stuck his head above the water to check whether he was going in the right direction. What they had taught during geography in school was very general. Geography lessons would not introduce places like Sardinia in detail. He only knew what would be appropriate to build in various geographical positions, as well as how to convert time zones. Thus, Lu Shu had no visual impression of Sardinia.
He thought that Sardinia would be like Koh Chang Island. It was probably a famous tourist island that did not have many local people. But as he approached Sardinia, he realized that this island was much bigger than Koh Chang Island. There were countless fishing boats and yachts. There were many houses built in foreign styles, as well as coconut trees that were neatly lined up. This was not a tourist island. This was a standard, flourishing coastal city!
Lu Shu had thought that the team from the Heavenly Network had wanted to secretly enter Europe from a secluded island, but this did not seem to be the case.
The coastline was very cozy and pleasing. The water was glittering and clear. The rocks stood by the beach. There were a few caverns as well.
Lu Shu saw a fleet of festooned vehicles on the highway by the beach. People stood along the two sides of the road and cheered. There were actors wearing various costumes and dancing passionately on the vehicles.
The festooned vehicles were most likely decorated trucks. There was a lot of space to dance.
Lu Shu took the opportunity while everyone was focused on the fleet of over twenty vehicles to climb onshore. When he emerged from the water, his water-type abilities dried his clothes. He was completely dry. No one would suspect a thing.
The person beside him was shouting in a language that Lu Shu completely did not understand. He suddenly realized that this was not an island that used English. Were they speaking in Italian? No!
There were many languages on the island. Sardinia had a large population as well. There was a rich diversity of races. There were five languages used on the island, while the language of communication was Italian…
Suddenly, an enthusiastic lady grabbed hold of Lu Shu’s arm and started to blabber. “Are you a tourist from China?”
Lu Shu was silent. He did not understand her. He could only nod his head and smile.
The lady was even more excited. “I love China!”
Lu Shu once again smiled and nodded his head politely and awkwardly…
A young man on the vehicle started to play with a water polo ball. He had some special powers. He controlled the ball high up in the air, causing the crowd to cheer.
Lu Shu was shocked. He had read some information that the ordinary people and the Metahumans in Europe often had conflicts. There would be complaints every week, and there were public protests everyday calling for laws against the Metahumans.
But from the look of things now, the ordinary people were enjoying a performance displaying Metahuman powers. Furthermore, the performer was very handsome. There were even a few love-struck girls chasing behind the vehicle…
Lu Shu suddenly realized that every story has two sides to it. Those who engaged in conflict with Metahumans had their profits threatened by these Metahumans. But not all Metahumans ran amok. Thus, the two worlds were not distinct from each other. Rather, they were slowly merging and learning how to get along. There would definitely be such a process.
Suddenly, the lady pulled Lu Shu along in high spirits. She was so touched by the young man’s performance that she started to ramble on. “That is my son. Isn’t he amazing? Do you like him?”
Lu Shu continued to smile and nod politely and awkwardly. He nodded his head fervently…
The lady suddenly realized that she had asked the wrong question. And Lu Shu’s reply… made her slowly let go of his hand…
Lu Shu suddenly saw a name that he did not understand and was dumbfounded. He suddenly realized that he should not have nodded just now. But he did not understand what the lady was saying!
He looked helplessly at the lady walking further away from him. He almost shouted, “Wait! Don’t go! Let me explain!”
Lu Shu took out his phone and quickly searched the internet. There was a grand celebration in Sardinia. It felt like the New Year in China, just without the lion dancing. What was happening? Another fleet passed by. This time, a metal-type Metahuman was performing…
He did not know how much they charged for these performances? Or were the performances spontaneous? Or were the Metahumans like celebrities who performed and gathered fans? It could not be.
Lu Shu searched and found out that the next day was a holiday. Every May, they celebrated the Horse Racing Festival. These people were rallying support for their favorite teams. Frankly speaking, they were cheerleading squads…
Were the Metahumans in Europe so down-to-earth now?
Lu Shu felt that there were not many Metahumans in China. Later on, he realized that it could be because the Heavenly Network had gathered the majority of the people with the potential for cultivation to pass on their skills.
An awakening would occur when one’s potential was constrained and one’s spirit lead to an explosion. The Heavenly Network had used the skills to release everyone’s potential as their strength. Lu Shu did not know whether this was good or bad. At any rate, there was a low probability that these kinds of cheerleading squads would appear back home.
If this had happened in China, where cheerleading squads chased after the dead, would you be able to bear it…
Furthermore, this was illegal. If the Heavenly Network found out about it, they would come and say, “This will not do. You are not respecting the dead. Has the deceased signed the Human Organ Transplant Agreement? No?” They would then confiscate the dead body and burn it…
The Heavenly Network was not wrong. The dead body might have been of the enemy who was killed. There was definitely something wrong with chasing dead bodies.
Of course, there would be people with haunted armor passed down from generations ago. But who would sign the Human Organ Transplant Agreement so early in advance? These were just Lu Shu’s wild thoughts…
Lu Shu asked You Mingyu, “When will they reach Sardinia?”
“They are on a cruise ship. They will arrive in a week’s time.”
Lu Shu felt incredibly stifled. He had rushed over and crossed deserts to come here, but the team was leisurely taking a cruise here? The difference was far too drastic?
How far was this place from China? Lu Shu did not believe that their cruise was of low quality!
This was not far! Earlier, at the Bilma Desert, Lu Shu did not even dare to sleep. At night, poisonous animals like scorpions would emerge. He was not afraid that he would be injured. He was just disgusted.
But now, there was clearly no harm without comparison!