Read Story: SEASON 1 EPISODE 859
Missing Pearl Divers
Han Fei’s curiosity was piqued by Luo Xiaobai’s question.
The two people must’ve been charmed… They were still collecting pearls, not as fast as before, but definitely not suspicious in any way.
However, Han Fei had overheard their conversation about having a drink before, so he suspected them.
At this moment, Han Fei said, “You keep tailing them. I’ll just greet them using someone else’s face.”
Han Fei thought that he was quite lucky to run into an old acquaintance the moment he came to the Pearl Divers’ Port.
As it happened, something was wrong with this acquaintance.
Then, coincidentally, the source of the guy’s problem was related to the purpose of this trip.
A moment later…
Han Fei changed his clothes and face and stood in Wang Qian and Liu Ye’s way, as if he were searching for something.
Soon, the two guys met Han Fei while they picked pearls on their way. They were stunned first and then were about to get out of the way. After all, they were nervous around a Slaughterer.
Han Fei put on a smile after seeing them. Those two guys didn’t use their senses. Why not?
If they had detected him earlier, they could’ve gone around him without being surprised by him at such a close distance.
Han Fei asked them telepathically, Hey, you two, have you ever heard of anyone collecting black pearls nearby?
Liu Ye replied, My lord, I haven’t.
Wang Qian was stunned for a moment. Then, he shook his head and said, No!
Han Fei feigned a hum and ignored them, swimming in another direction.
After Han Fei swam thirty kilometers away, Liu Ye and Wang Qian moved faster.
A moment later…
Han Fei returned to Luo Xiaobai and said confidently, “Those two people are bewildered. If they had activated their senses, I would’ve thought that they were possessed.”
Luo Xiaobai was shocked. “Are you so sure?”
Han Fei smiled. “I’m quite positive. They’re not possessed, but they’re being manipulated, probably by Jiang Tong.”
Le Renkuang suggested, “Then we can just catch Jiang Tong and interrogate him. Why don’t we follow them?”
Zhang Xuanyu chuckled. “Idiot. Jiang Tong is not a fool. Would he just confess everything to you? Do you have any brains?”
Luo Xiaobai frowned and said, “Something isn’t right. How can we be so lucky? We met Jiang Tong the moment we came to the Pearl Divers’ Port. You happened to know him and he happened to be related to the purple flames?”
Han Fei scratched his head. “I’ve thought about the problem too, but I haven’t come up with anything else.”
Luo Xiaobai said, “Anyways, we must be careful. I feel that something isn’t right…”
Le Renkuang asked, “Then should we go back?”
Zhang Xuanyu smiled casually and said, “Why would we? If we can’t even beat Jiang Tong, we might as well quit looking for the secret of the Sea of Pearls’ earthquake.”
Han Fei agreed. “Whether or not they’re fine, let’s just follow them. There are too many treasure troves and villains out there. If we waver every time, we won’t explore anything.”
They discussed for a moment and then chased their targets.
Dozens of people scanned Liu Ye and Wang Qian in the meantime, but they were simple pearl divers at this moment, and nobody found them special.
Han Fei and his team, however, had to be extra careful. Whenever Han Fei detected other people, he would pause the pursuit and wait for the others to go away first.
Han Fei couldn’t have missed the Hexagon Starfish more. If it were here, he would’ve been able to follow his targets easily.
After they followed them for almost five hours, when the sky was strewn with brilliant stars, most pearl divers had returned to the port.
Liu Ye and Wang Qian suddenly stopped and sat down on the coral reefs.
“Wait a minute…”
A soft rhythm began to echo in the dark waters.
Han Fei looked at everybody. “Did you hear anything?”
Zhang Xuanyu asked in surprise, “Are you hallucinating?”
Le Renkuang shook his head. “No! It’s so quiet that I can’t hear anything.”
Luo Xiaobai looked at Han Fei in confusion. “I don’t hear anything, but those two guys have stopped.”
Bam! Bam! Bam!
All of a sudden, thousands of purple flames appeared out of nowhere.
Han Fei’s expression changed greatly. “Not good! It’s an ambush!”
Luo Xiaobai clutched everybody’s waist with vines the moment the purple flames appeared in case of an accident. They were ready for battle.
The purple flames disappeared in the blink of an eye, and Han Fei’s team was surrounded by an invisible barrier.
By the time the purple flames completely vanished, they found themselves in a place unknown away from the Sea of Pearls.
Why were they certain of that? Because they were in the middle of a gigantic cavern. Blue and silver stars were all over as if they had reached a nest of butterflies.
The cavern was quite moist, with puddles of water on the ground. The air was breathable.
Han Fei found the scene so dreamy that he felt like he was seeing the countless glittering seaweeds in the Ten Thousand Demon Valley again.
However, blue was the only color in this place.
It was astoundingly beautiful in the darkness.
Han Fei asked grimly, “Do you know how we got here?”
Luo Xiaobai shook her head. “No, it’s like some sort of teleportation array. Also, senses can be spread out here. I think we’ve found the secret of the Sea of Pearls.”
Zhang Xuanyu remarked, “It’s indeed impossible to detect things far away, but the view here is not bad.”
Han Fei sneered. “The more beautiful something looks, the more likely that a great horror is lying underneath it. Also, our trip here was too smooth. It feels like someone directed us here.”
Le Renkuang said with his cheeks shivering, “Wasn’t it Jiang Tong? You recognized him.”
Luo Xiaobai’s eyes were cold. “The blue spots of light are pupas. Don’t alarm them. Let’s go ahead along the road. The two pearl divers were enshrouded by purple flames too, but we haven’t seen them.”
Le Renkuang trembled and said, “I hate insects the most…”
Han Fei said, “Don’t be hasty. The insects aren’t the problem here; the secret is. This is probably how the pearl divers went missing. If we hadn’t noticed Jiang Tong’s anomaly, we wouldn’t have suspected the two charmed pearl divers at all even if we met them.”
The zigzagging cavern was quite large. After walking three thousand meters, Han Fei and his team all gasped at a turn.
Le Renkuang took a deep breath. “I don’t think I can use the Sky Swallowing Technique here.”
Han Fei felt that his blood was freezing, as thousands of bodies were hanging from the top of the cavern. Seeing the missing limbs from the bodies, he knew that they were all pearl divers.
The dead pearl divers had pearls all over their bodies. The pearls were still emitting blue light, which made the place even more creepy.
Zhang Xuanyu said in a low voice, “So many pearl divers died here, yet nobody noticed them?”
Luo Xiaobai frowned. “Something’s not right. Some of the bodies are dry. Obviously, the pearl divers here have been accumulated for countless years.”
Le Renkuang pointed at the two pearl divers up ahead. “Look, they’re the two people we followed.”
Han Fei had naturally noticed them. They were hung at the top of the cavern by what appeared to be a spider thread. The blue and silver pupas were wriggling to them.
Han Fei said casually, “Their spiritual energy has completely dispersed. They’re dead.”
Luo Xiaobai said, “It seems that the Sea of Pearls is more dangerous than we thought. Let’s keep moving.”
Han Fei nodded and glanced at Le Renkuang. “Insects love those who are fat.”
Le Renkuang rolled his eyes at Han Fei, but was actually quite panicked. He was not afraid of battle, but he was quite scared of this horrible scene.
The place looked splendid, but when thousands of bodies were hanging on its top, nobody would find it beautiful. They would only be horrified.
Walking forward for about ten kilometers, the four of them finally passed the channel that was full of bodies.
Zhang Xuanyu was relieved. “I did feel some pressure with so many bodies above my head.”
Han Fei smiled. “Now, great pressure is coming.”
Luo Xiaobai said, “Prepare to fight. The worms are coming!”
Ahead of them, the blue and silver pupas were cracking around the cavern, and drops of blue fluids were dripping out of the pupas.
When the blue drops were falling, they turned into purple and blue flames, exactly like those in the Sea of Pearls.
Le Renkuang shrieked, “Are they worms or flames?”
Han Fei was thinking the same question. He didn’t see any information when he saw the purple flames earlier.
At this moment, Han Fei said, “I’ll go there and take a look. You stay here.”
Luo Xiaobai said, “Be careful.”
Han Fei grinned. “They’re just a few flames and worms. What can they do?”
Han Fei stepped forward quickly, and seawater rose from the ground and followed him.
Han Fei turned the Metamorphosis Water into a swarm of daggers as large as hands. He would put out the purple flames if anything went wrong.