Chapter 534: 534
When Lan had enlarged his body, he had suddenly crushed the stones that made up the roads; cracks ran around the whole street, even the houses had cracks traveling up on the walls, which showed how heavy his body had been, and how severe the damage done to the foundation of the road was .
The ghosts, which had seen this sudden transformation, had been so shocked that they had retreated rapidly, not wishing to be crushed beneath Lan’s body . While they were retreating, they were also beginning to plan their options for regaining the advantage .
At that time, Lan was suddenly gone . He had shrunk to a tiny shape once more, and went after Xue Wei, who had begun retreating the moment the snake expanded .
Now that he had returned to his normal shape, Xue Wei had already gotten far away, and the two were gone from the sight of the present ghosts before they managed to react .
The three ghosts, who had been tasked with capturing Xue Wei, did not instantly hurry after them . They understood that Lan had been playing with the expert that he had fought and that even though the possibility of defeating them was high, the price they would have to pay would be equally high .
While these ghosts were working for another, they were selfish . They knew that if they attacked Xue Wei and Lan, they would end up sacrificing much of their power, and would likely become prey to others .
If they escaped, they had a chance of living . This chance was what they valued, and thus they did not spend much time considering what to do, before they turned on their tail, and ran away .
They knew that if they hesitated, or wasted even the slightest moment, then they were likely to be caught by their employer .
They knew that if they got caught, their ending would be gruesome . There was no hope of survival, and the street was suddenly empty; the only thing left was the destruction left by the crushing weight of Lan when his mingshe shape had grown .
The ghosts, which had hidden away in the stores and buildings, slowly began emerging once more . Their faces were full of shock and disbelief .
Beasts did not exist in the Ghost Realm, and while they had some robots shaped after their feelings, they did not actually know what a real beast was .
But now, the appearance of Lan made them fearful . Was this a new form for technology, or a new shape of a ghost that had appeared? They were unsure of what to feel, and felt that this uncertainty could easily end up becoming their doom .
Everyone feared the unknown . In a world like this, where death was even more domineering than in the world of the living, the fear of vanishing forever was rooted in these ghosts’ hearts, and thus they shunned everything foreign .
Due to this deeply rooted fear, the ghosts hurried to share the event with others, but there was no way of recording what had happened, which resulted in no one knowing who the participating parties were .
Many came to the street to examine the damage done to the road and the buildings, but what they saw did not help them understand anything . Instead, it just made them even more nervous .
It did not take long before the news reached the branch leader, and he could not help but raise an eyebrow in surprise . He had never guessed that the little thing on Xue Wei’s shoulder would be so powerful .
While the rest of the city was feeling extremely fearful, the branch leader was instead excited . He knew that this duo would be his last hope, so he wanted to cling to it with all his might .
It was not only the branch leader who learned of the episode, the ghost leaders, who had sent out the ones that had been tasked with capturing Xue Wei, also got knowledge of the encounter not long after it had passed .
At first, they were extremely unhappy with the fact that their hired help had fled the scene, but as the explanation became more detailed, their hearts quivered in discomfort .
They did not doubt that this was a robot that had been created by Xue Wei . This robot was most likely going to be sold to the Whispering Oak Inn, as he had brought it to the branch leader .
Thinking that the branch leader would get his hands on such a powerful robot, they felt their hearts shiver . They could not imagine the damage it would bring to them, as they were currently able to balance the power in the regional capital . Still, with the aid of such a robot, the branch leader would naturally be able to gain the upper hand .
The group of ghosts was shaken to their core, and they did not know how to move forward . They had fallen into a passive position, and did not know how to advance .
Should they gather their forces and fight against the branch leader? Doing so would harm them deeply, as they knew that the branch leader would not give up .
Should they wait and see? If they did this, they were convinced that one day they would not wake up, as the branch leader would act on them .
Their final option would be to flee the city, much like their hired help had done, but this was also a result they were unwilling to see .
Being uncertain on how to advance made the three ghosts uncomfortable . They had to consider their options well before acting, but they could not spend too much time dwelling on it, as they might end up dead if they did .
Xue Wei and Lan were also very well aware that their appearance today had caused some chaos to emerge in the regional capital, but as to the level of danger that would bring them, they were still not aware .