Chapter 512: Reunion
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
The spaceships floated above the Sanctuary silently like a flying fortress. As those on the ground looked up to the skies, they could only see the enormous base of the spaceship and the light blue glow of the ringed-shaped, anti-gravity stabilizer.
This was not the first time that the players on Planet Aquamarine had seen a spaceship. When Han Xiao left Planet Aquamarine, they had also witnessed a spaceship descending. History had repeated itself. However, this time, it was not a single spaceship but an entire fleet of spaceships!
While spaceships could be seen all around in Bun-Hit-Dog’s videos, the visual impact of seeing them in person was vastly different.
The players all raised their heads with looks of excitement, and some of them began recording the scene.
Han Xiao’s strength was definitely far greater than before. While he did not take action personally, his ability to command so many powerhouses meant that he must be even stronger than them. The question was, just how strong was he?
The players all tried their Detect on Han Xiao, and the interface was still filled with question marks. The danger level was still [Fatally Dangerous], and it was as though there was a feather tugging on the heartstrings of the players, with the itch seeping deep into their bones. They were all extremely curious about Han Xiao’s strength.
Ah ah ah, I really want to know!
Han Xiao turned around to look at the dumbfounded Huang Yu and asked with a calm expression, “You don’t have any problem with my spaceship stopping above the Sanctuary, right?”
Huang Yu shook his head vigorously as he wiped away his sweat. It was not that he did not have any problems, but he did not dare to have any problems!
Han Xiao looked at Bennett and said, “Let’s go. We can talk as we walk.”
“Th—This…” Bennett had a face full of shock. After two years of not meeting Han Xiao, Han Xiao had given him far too many surprises. Just what did Black Phantom go through in the universe?
A sense of hope was lit in his heart. Black Phantom had said that he was entering the universe to find a way to resolve the calamity. Since Black Phantom was back, this should mean that the solution had been found, right?
The large crowd then entered the core district of the Sanctuary.
Han Xiao first settled Bennett’s problem and chose to leave the players hanging. There was no need for him to be anxious at all. Anyway, they were not able to run anywhere.
He would first let the impact of his return brew in the players’ hearts first. This was like the logic of allowing a bullet to fly for a distance. The Great Mechanic Han had never been an impatient person. Impatience would not allow him to catch worthwhile prey.
Han Xiao got the other mercenaries to wait on the outside and only brought the officers into the conference room.
Emerald Grass was already waiting inside the conference room. She sized up Han Xiao with a complicated expression and asked, “You saved me from Bell of Death Island back then, but I don’t believe that the reason you gave me was real. I am not the only Pharmacist, but you chose me out of all the Pharmacists. Did you predict that I would be able to develop the suppressant with my abilities?”
“Make a guess,” Han Xiao replied.
Emerald Grass frowned. She did not mind being used in exchange for her freedom, but she disliked the feeling of being kept in the dark. She had originally wanted to continue interrogating Han Xiao, but the moment her gaze met Han Xiao’s eyes, she felt an immense pressure from his gaze like a large rock being pressed down on her chest.
Han Xiao’s aura was far more powerful than before. She could only bite her lips and swallow the words on her tongue.
Bennett cleared his throat before changing the topic. “Just as you’ve seen, the calamity that you predicted has come true. We call it the Mutation Disaster. I hope that you have returned because you found the solution to this calamity. With Planet Aquamarine’s technological level, it is impossible for us to solve this calamity. We aren’t even able to detect the virus.”
“Describe the situation to me.” Han Xiao nodded. Because of his influence, the exact process of the Mutation Disaster was different from his previous life. For example, his previous life did not have Sanctuary Three. While the storyline was different, the core of the matter was the same. As long as the core was the same, Han Xiao was not worried about the storyline being changed.
After spending ten minutes, Bennett briefly explained the current situation on Planet Aquamarine.
“The situation is still optimistic, and I came back in time,” Han Xiao said.
Bennett paused for a while before asking, “Just what did you go through in the universe?”
He finally had a chance to ask that question. He wanted to know how Han Xiao had built his own organization, the events that he encountered, his current status and so on. He had a stomach full of questions.
“I am currently a mercenary, and these are my comrades.” Han Xiao pointed at his officers who were playing Wayne Cards out of boredom.
That bunch of mercenaries truly could not be serious. They could not be bothered about the situation of the calamity at all. In any case, since their captain was there to deal with everything, there was no need for them to worry at all.
Han Xiao briefly described his experiences, but Bennett was still full of shock when he heard the description. The sheer size of the universe was truly out of his expectations.
While he stayed behind on Planet Aquamarine because of his responsibility, Bennett could not lie to himself. He truly wanted to visit the universe deep down in his heart.
At that moment, the door suddenly burst open, and Aurora dashed into the room. Her gaze swept past all the officers and immediately fell upon Han Xiao, who was seated beside the door. With a face full of surprise, she pounced straight into Han Xiao’s embrace and hugged his waist tightly.
“You’re finally back! I really missed you!”
Aurora was like a little kitten lying down on Han Xiao’s chest as she revealed a calm expression. Apart from Hila, she was the closest to Han Xiao and relied greatly on him.
Feeling the warm body in his embrace emanating a mild fragrance, Han Xiao could not bear to push her away and smiled helplessly. He could only allow her to hug him as he stroked her hair and said with a warm smile, “You became… cough cough, you grew up.”
Aurora’s appearance was extremely different from two years ago. Two years ago, she had been weak and skinny with her skin extremely pale, and she had to move around in a wheelchair. Today, her skin was glowing with radiance, and she was extremely healthy. Her entire head was covered with shiny, golden hair, and she was taller than before. She had charged over like a lively tiger and did not even need a wheelchair anymore.
Her Esper abilities granted her a vigorous life force.
This scene attracted the gaze of all the officers as they stared in shock.
Who is this girl? She is actually so close to Black Star. Could it be that our captain is already married‽
Han Xiao let Aurora hug him for a few more seconds before grabbing her up and asking, “Where’s your sis?”
“I brought her along. She originally didn’t want to come.” Aurora giggled.
Ta, ta, ta!
Hila walked into the room. Looking at Han Xiao, she said expressionlessly, “You are finally back?”
“I am back because of things I miss.”
Han Xiao could feel a sense of grievance from Hila and was a little surprised.
Hila did not say another word and threw something over at him.
Han Xiao grabbed the key and took a glance. It was actually the key to his secret hideout, which he had passed to Hila before leaving.
“Your key,” Hila said.
“No, it’s your key.” Han Xiao threw it back.
Hila caught the key before throwing at back at Han Xiao. “Since you are back, I don’t need this key already.
Han Xiao had given this key to Hila so that she had a hiding place in an emergency. For her to say such words, she obviously meant that she would not face any danger now that Han Xiao was back. While she did not say that directly, that was what she felt.
“Do you truly trust me that much?” Han Xiao raised an eyebrow. “Then why didn’t you leave with me?”
“That was my choice.” Hila’s lips twitched. Her gaze then swept past the officers, pausing slightly when she saw Aroshia, Sylvia, and Ginette.
“I thought that you would be pretty happy when you saw me,” Han Xiao said helplessly.
“Who are you to me? Why do I need to be happy?” Hila asked.
At that moment, Sylvia said with dissatisfaction, “Teacher is back to save all of you, how dare you talk to him like that?”
As those words were said, everyone looked over with a strange expression.
Sylvia did not understand what was going on and shrunk back with her voice becoming soft. “Why are all of you looking at me? Did I say something wrong?”
“You can keep quiet.” Herlous rolled his eyes. “Come, let’s continue playing.”
This lass is must be blind. The captain is talking to an old acquaintance from his hometown, what has this got to do with you? It is obvious that this red-haired lady is whining to the captain. Why can’t you just remain in the background silently? No one will say that you are mute if you don’t say anything.
Knock knock knock…
Bennett knocked on the desk with his fingers and said with dissatisfaction, “Hila, don’t create trouble for a moment. We are talking about something important.”
“Humph.” Hila sat down beside Han Xiao.
She then sent out a faint red colored energy toward Bennett’s face. She was dissatisfied with his use of the words ‘create trouble’.
The moment she sat down, she began playing with the black mask that Han Xiao had placed on the table. This mask reminded her of the previous Germinal Organization leader. Hila would no longer lose her temper whenever she thought about that man. It had already been two years, and she was far calmer than before. She would not be so easily agitated by past events.
“Cough cough, back to our main topic…” Bennett rubbed his slightly numb face and said with a serious expression, “Do you have a way to resolve the Mutation Disaster?”
Han Xiao knocked on the table slowly, and looking at the expectant gazes of those around him, he smiled. “Yes.”