CR: Chapter 232

The bug’s field of view was 360 degrees without dead ends but they couldn’t see the invisible Shao Qingge. At this time, their attention was on Yu Hanjiang, Xiao Lou and the others. Since Xiao Lou’s Compass circle couldn’t be broken for 10 minutes, the over 20 bugs attacking couldn’t hurt these humans. Then 30 more high level bugs joined the battle.

They surrounded Xiao Lou’s invincible barrier and tried to destroy it with sharp nails, but they didn’t succeed. The situation was at a stalemate. Just then, flames were suddenly ignited from behind.

Shao Qingge had lurked behind the group of bugs. He poured the bottles of alcohol on a few of them, ignited them with the lighters and quickly retreated! The speed of his sneak attack was extremely fast and he was wearing an invisibility cloak. The high level bugs couldn’t see him. They were caught off guard by the burning and squeaked angrily!

No matter how strong the regenerative ability of the bugs, they couldn’t regenerate after being burned. This was why the bugs were afraid of fire instead of swords. In the blink of an eye, there were five high level bugs who were burned alive by Shao Qingge. The group of bugs noticed that something was wrong and started to look for the culprit who attacked them.

Shao Qingge’s invisibility time was 30 minutes. After killing five bugs, he hid in the corner and waited for an opportunity.

Ye Qi was nervous. “You won’t be discovered by them?”

Shao Qingge’s laughing voice was heard in his mind. “No, they can’t see me with the invisibility cloak.”

This invisibility cloak helped Shao Qingge a lot. He wore the cloak and moved through the bugs. The bugs were wary and had no blind spots in their 360 field of view. The success rate of taking out a lighter to ignite them wasn’t high and it was easy to expose himself.

Shao Qingge no longer took risks. He did only one thing. He used the ethanol card Xue Qing left them to continuously make alcohol under the cloak. Thanks to the cloak covering it, the bugs couldn’t see what he was doing. Shao Qingge waited until enough alcohol was made before showing his whereabouts.

The smiling man acted like the wind. Before the other bugs could react, he splashed them with alcohol! Shao Qingge didn’t attack. He just poured alcohol on the bugs.

His current ability was similar to the surrounding bugs but he still had the card bonus. Xiao Lou had given him the acceleration shoes. What was the concept of increasing his movement speed by five times the original? It meant that the other bugs would never be able to catch up with him. At this time, even Ye Qi’s teleportation card might not be able to catch up with him!

The bugs smelled the strong smell of alcohol on their bodies and realized it wasn’t good. One of the high ranking bugs immediately said, “Quickly retreat!”

Before she could finish, Yu Hanjiang raised his gun in the distance. There was a bang as a bullet flew through the air. The sparks caused by the bullet instantly ignited the clothes of the bug who had just spoken!

There was the continuous sound of gunfire. Shao Qingge had already flown to the roof of another building while Yu Hanjiang kept firing behind him. Since Shao Qingge had poured alcohol on these bugs, a huge flame spread!

Low level bugs could save their lives through fusion. The fatal shortcoming of a level 9 bug was that they couldn’t upgrade themselves when in danger! In addition, they were now coated with flammable ethanol and couldn’t protect themselves.

Half of the dozens of bugs on the opposite building were swept up by the flames in an instant. The harsh screams made everyone’s eardrums hurt.

Shao Qingge lifted the invisible state. The bugs realized he was behind them and hurriedly turned to chase them!

Shao Qingge himself had gained the jumping and climbing abilities of the bugs. Thanks to the acceleration shoes that Xiao Lou gave him, he was like a master of martial arts novels. He flew between different buildings like he was walking. The other bugs couldn’t even catch up with him!

At this time, Yu Hanjiang squinted as he set up the sniper rifle.

In order to facilitate Group Leader Yu finding a sniper target, Shao Qingge had taken the lantern card. The light of the lantern illuminated the area around him and Yu Hanjiang could quickly find the bugs chasing him.

The mouths of Gao Xiaoyi and the others were large enough to stuff an egg into. Wasn’t this man too daring? Actually walking among a group of bugs?

He jumped quickly in front and dozens of bugs chased wildly from behind. If it was made into a movie then it would definitely be a Hollywood blockbuster. The most shocking thing was that he led the bugs to run around in a circle while Yu Hanjiang shot them from behind one by one.

Yu Hanjiang’s sniper skills were absolutely professional. He could instantly snipe their heads even if the bugs were moving fast. Shao Qingge had poured flammable ethanol onto the bugs. As long as Yu Hanjiang hit the opponent, the sparks of the bullet could instantly ignite the bugs!

In the blink of an eye, dozens of bugs were killed by Shao Qingge and Yu Hanjiang. The bugs who were on fire squeaked and rolled around on the ground while fewer bugs chased Shao Qingge. At first, they rank aggressively to kill him. Then after being caught off guard by the wave of attacks of Shao Qingge and Yu Hanjiang, they sensed the crisis and immediately retreated.

Downstairs, those who were locked in the maze were burned to death. It was quiet for a moment before a steady stream of love level bugs entered. It was more than the wave just now.

Xiao Lou warned. “The queen is here. Everyone be careful downstairs!”

The influx of bugs should be level 4 or 5. They had excellent climbing ability and stacked on top of each other like a human pyramid. They formed a human body ladder, allowing the bugs behind them to jump directly over the fire maze and climb toward the top of the building.

Seeing the entire building surrounded by level 4 and 5 bugs, Ye Qi couldn’t help paling. “How long is left for the invincibility circle?”

Xiao Lou replied, “Five minutes.”

Once five minutes passed, they would be submerged by the sea of bugs! They might’ve done the excellent maze layout in advance but the number of low level bugs was too much. The fire in the maze had killed thousands of them but it was just a drop in the bucket compared to the subsequent influx of soldiers.

The number of bug soldiers led by the queen couldn’t be estimated.

Xiao Lou took a deep breath and spoke to Yu Hanjiang in his mind. “There is no way to fight. There are too many low level bugs to kill all of them. If we continue to set fires, it will catalyze their fusion and generate more high level bugs that are difficult to deal with.”

Yu Hanjiang’s calm voice was heard. “Don’t worry, almost all the level 9 bugs have been killed by Chief Shao and I. We will find the queen as soon as possible. As long as the queen is taken, these low level bugs will be obedient.”

“Are you sure?”

Yu Hanjiang told him, “We’ll take the risk. If it doesn’t work then we’ll teleport and retreat.”

Xiao Lou nodded and calmly told the surrounding people, “Everyone, be prepared. Before the invincibility circle ends, I will do the countdown for you. The people in your teams should prepare their escape skills. The moment you hear me say withdraw, don’t fight and retreat immediately!”

Gao Xiaoyi’s team and the Luoying Pavilion team nodded to express their understanding. A perfect clearance was just theoretical so everyone tried their best. Once it was unsuccessful, there was no need to take it for granted.

The number of bugs led by the queen was really too many. Shao Qingge and Yu Hanjiang’s strategy of ‘capture the king to catch the thieves’ was right. They should kill the queen directly but what if they failed? Everyone would use the team teleport skills to escape and at least ensure the clearance.

Xiao Lou nervously clenched his fists. “Those with control skills, control all the bugs climbing up!”

He gave an order and everyone present took out various control cards. As long as there was a bug climbing up the building, they were all taken down and thrown into the fire. There might be too many bugs to burn them all like this but at the very least, there was no need to be worried about being surrounded by bugs once the invincibility circle ran out. It would be troublesome if they couldn’t escape.

All members of Gao Xiaoyi’s team and the Luoying Pavilion team contributed their various control skills one after another. There might be many bugs but they couldn’t get close. The situation was a stalemate for a while.

Everyone was concentrating on dealing with the low level bugs climbing up while Shao Qingge looked for the queen in the crowd.

Just then, a gentle voice was heard in everyone’s ears. “Are you really going to be my enemy? Why not consider joining the bugs? You will immediately gain powerful abilities and a long life.”

This sound pierced through the night sky and seemed to contain a bewitching power, making everyone stunned. Xiao Lou looked around and saw a dozen women suddenly appear on the opposite building.

There were tall adult women, 17 or 18 year old girls in school uniforms and the little girl from the hospital. Xiao Lou remembered her eyes. At this time, her eyes were staring at him and her lips moved as she spoke.

Perhaps it was due to the parasite but her voice was extremely gentle. It wasn’t like a child’s voice but was like a knowledgeable, gentle big sister. She spoke softly. “You can’t escape. Joining the bugs is your best choice.”

Xiao Lou asked loudly, “You are the queen of the bugs?”

The little girl smiled. “Yes, I remember you Professor Xiao. You applied medicine on my wounds. After I became a bug, the wounds on my body were healed. Don’t you want such a powerful ability?”

Xiao Lou was puzzled and felt that something wasn’t right. No one attacked the little girl at the time. How did she upgrade?

Yu Hanjiang aimed at her with the sniper rifle. The little girl was extremely alert. At almost the same time that Yu Hanjiang aimed at her, she jumped directly behind Yu Hanjiang. No one saw her movements clearly and were shocked by the red-eyed little girl who suddenly appeared behind them

The invincibility circle meant she couldn’t attack Yu Hanjiang. However, she jumped and teleported quickly so Yu Hanjiang couldn’t shoot her with the gun. Besides, there was no alcohol on her body. She couldn’t be killed just by being shot.

Shao Qingge flew back into the circle and stared at the little girl alertly. The little girl smiled at him. “The level 9 bug is you isn’t it, Chief Shao?”

This remark startled the other challengers. Gao Xiaoyi stepped back quickly. She stayed five metres away from Shao Qingge and asked in a trembling voice, “You… you are a bug?”

The captain of Luoying Pavilion also changed her expression. “There is an infected person in your team?!”

Shao Qingge raised his eyebrow. “I have assimilated the bug and I’m still human. I will explain the specific situation to you afterwards.”

Xiao Lou quickly stabilized everyone. “Calm down, don’t be instigated by the bug. Our goal now is a perfect clearance.”

Shao Qingge lowered his voice and whispered in Xiao Lou’s ear. “I don’t think this situation is right. Is this little girl really the bug queen? She took the initiative to expose her ability. Isn’t she afraid that we will target her?”

Xiao Lou was silent for a moment as he glanced carefully through the crowd on the opposite side. These women should be level 9 bugs since they moved so quickly. At this time, everyone looked serious.

Unexpectedly, Xiao Lou saw a familiar face in the crowd. This was the first person he saw when he entered the secret room. Xu Rongrong, the female doctor who interned with him.

Xiao Lou smiled and he spoke to Yu Hanjiang in his mind. “So it was her.”

Yu Hanjiang understood and looked at Shao Qingge. “Prepare to act. We will kill the queen directly.”

Shao Qingge nodded. The two people flew out of the invincibility circle at the same time.

In front of the surprised challengers, Yu Hanjiang used the light footwork and teleportation cards together while Shao Qingge relied on the power of the upgraded bug to fly out simultaneously like lightning. Suddenly, they aimed at Xu Rongrong at a high speed!

Xu Rongrong’s face was expressionless at this time. She noticed the two of them were close and flew up like a spring!

The queen’s strength was really extraordinary. This time, she jumped directly to a high altitude and her flexible figure could hardly be seen. However, Yu Hanjiang and Shao Qingge weren’t weak. The two of them chased after her.

Yu Hanjiang flying by himself wasn’t as fast as the queen but he had cards.

Seeing that there were still a dozen metres away from the height of the queen, Yu Hanjiang threw out the white silk. The white silk protruded like a snake and curled around Xu Rongrong’s body. Then Shao Qingge simply crawled along the white silk!

The queen’s sharp nails quickly cut off the white silk and a cold voice rang in the air. “How did you know it was me?”

Xiao Lou calmly explained. “The queen isn’t stupid enough to expose herself directly. The little girl previously was just speaking for you under your instructions. That’s it. At the hospital, we used the gun to blow away your head. Thinking about it carefully, you were the first to be killed… no, you were the first bug to merge and upgrade with the same kind around you. Thus, you upgraded faster and found it the easiest to become the queen.”

At the first meeting, the hospital had a meeting and Xu Rongrong led the infected security guards to attack the conference room. Xiao Lou jumped out the window to escape and Yu Hanjiang shot Xu Rongrong’s head.

At that time, the two of them only wanted to escape and didn’t notice that Xu Rongrong hadn’t died after the headshot. Now it seemed that after being shot in the head, she immediately merged with her companions around her. It was as Xiao Lou said. She was the first infected person to be killed but she didn’t die at the time. Thus, she could merge with her companions and upgrade.

She ate the bugs in the hospital and was promoted to queen on the first day.

The revealed Xu Rongrong screamed and the bugs around her followed her instructions to attack Shao Qingge and Yu Hanjiang.

Xiao Lou’s heart was in his throat. He decisively released Bai Juyi’s chaos group control. Bai Juyi’s control range was 100 metres and the vertical distance between him and the bug queen was within this range. Those who obeyed the queen’s orders to attack Chief Shao and Yu Hanjiang were also within range.

The group became chaotic and their formation suddenly became a mess. The bug queen was also affected. The duration of this control time was only three seconds. However, three seconds was enough for Yu Hanjiang and Shao Qingge.

Yu Hanjiang took out the Night Devil Saber. This was the first close combat weapon he drew and he once killed dozens of sharks with it. This knife had no skills and only one characteristic: cutting iron like it was mud.

The bugs’ body might have hard armour but this couldn’t stop the saber from hurting them. No matter how strong the bug’s healing ability, it was impossible to grow a new limb immediately after being cut off.

Yu Hanjiang took advantage of the three seconds of control to fly up. The man raised his arm and the blade in his right hand moved like lightning, cutting off the queen’s head in an instant!

Shao Qingge followed and placed his scratched finger in the queen’s neck. They saw countless bugs crawling into Shao Qingge’s body along with the blood. Shao Qingge absorbed the bugs while playing Ye Qi’s Flute.

The melodious flute sound was heard and the bugs were controlled again. The bugs entering Shao Qingge’s body were also controlled by the drowsiness of the rhythm and were temporarily unable to affect him.

Shao Qingge quickly suppressed and conquered them with strong willpower!

Everyone saw Shao Qingge’s eyes become redder as his long, chestnut hair flew freely in the night sky. The blood that splashed from the queen’s head covered the blood on his body. The bloody man floated in the air with closed eyes. Then he opened them.

The whole world suddenly became quiet.

All the bugs around them stopped moving. Ye Qi was so scared that his eyes were going to fall out. He spoke in a trembling voice in his mind, “You are crazy. You actually went to fuse with the queen! Are you still there? Shao Qingge?!”

The sound of the teenager panicking could be heard.

Shao Qingge smiled and a gentle voice flowed into Ye Qi’s mind. “Don’t worry, I”m here.”

Ye Qi finally sighed with relief, his heart still trembling slightly. It was too dangerous just now. Shao Qingge was too bold. If the queen’s consciousness broke free of the control in those few seconds then Shao Qingge might’ve been swallowed!

Shao Qingge and Yu Hanjiang steadily fell back on the roof.

Shao Qingge’s red eyes swept over the dense swarm of bugs downstairs and he smiled. “All of you, go back to rest. I don’t need you here. From no one, no bug will be allowed to take one step inside the east district without my orders.”

The surrounding bugs were stunned for a moment. Then they retreated collectively. The scene was like a low tide at sea. The bugs ran out of the community in a rush, afraid the leader would punish them for running too slowly.

The high level bugs also fell back to the top of the other building and bowed to Shao Qingge. Then they quickly jumped into the distance and disappeared without a trace.

The queen was wiped out and the new bug ruler was born. Now there were no bugs who didn’t dare follow Shao Qingge’s orders.

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