The moon went about its merry in the starry sky. Slowly, time ebbed on.
Maybe it’s because beasts needed sleep too, there weren’t any demonic beast flood in the night. The soldiers are kinda disappointed that nobody came. Tonight seemed like a quiet and peaceful night. There aren’t a lot of noise being made anywhere.
When the sun slowly crawled up from the beyond the horizon, a lot of people started grouping up outside Giant Beasts Forest.
Different teams gathered at the center of the encampment. The total number of people here is around 100. It’s a far cry away from being an army but each of them are individuals with at least tier 7 strength.
Their orderly formation is made up of 5 groups. Specifically, 4 large groups and 1 small group.
Leading the groups are youngsters standing in front of their respective forces. A lone figure stood with his back towards these youngsters. The old figure looked at the sky like a statue.
All 4 of the youngsters are familiar faces. One of the men is the faction leader of the Icy Sea, Bing Ling, the other male is the leader of Crimson Earth. The both of them are leaders of one of the thirteen factions in Silvaria World Institute.
The other 2 youngsters are females. Fei Fei led her forces as the leader of Fatal Forest while the princess of the Ailu empire, Sylph, led her Snow Song faction.
A line of people followed behind them in an organized manner. However, one of the groups here is strangely not as organized.
It’s Wu Yan, Hinagiku, Mikoto, Ikaros, Shokuhou Misaki, Flandre-chan, Astrea, Kinuhata Saiai, Frenda, and Takitsubou Rikou. They occupied their own corner since there is no military designation between them, they stood as if they are just spectators, anywhere they pleased. They didn’t care what the others thought about them, they are only interested in what the old figure had to say, they are here to help out Lei Wang and Fei Fei, after all.
Wu Yan looked expressionless but his spirit is already not here. He felt helpless when he noticed the different auras his girls had.
He agreed to enter the Giant Beasts Forest with Fei Fei after Lei Wang asked him to help. He wasn’t planning on telling Hinagiku & co about his plans but he assumed that they would find out sooner or later so he came clean with them.
As he predicted, the girls all agreed to follow Wu Yan into the Giant Beasts Forest in order to aid Fei Fei.
Wu Yan knew it would turn out like this but he still didn’t know what to make of this situation. Wu Yan wanted them to stay away from this but he knew they wouldn’t give up even if he asked politely.
Hinagiku and Mikoto’s replies are well within his expectations. He just didn’t expect Flandre-chan to throw a big fuss about wanting to come along with Wu Yan.
Ikaros is the strongest individual in their group, according to publicly available information anyway. In reality, Flandre-chan is the strongest one here.
It’s because her powers are sealed up that nobody knew about her strength. Most of the fights ended up resolving without needing the help of Flandre-chan. It’s easy to forget that Flandre-chan is actually the strongest one here.
After negotiating to no avail, they let Flandre-chan tag along.
Their group consisted of Hinagiku, Shokuhou Misaki, Kinuhata Saiai, Frenda, and Takitsubou Rikou who are at tier 7 power. Meanwhile, Wu Yan, Mikoto, Ikaros, and Astrea are tier 8 individuals. Flandre-chan is their trump card, a tier 9 individual.
With a line-up like this, they could still move around in the forest without working together with the elite teams.
The people gathered here said nothing as they stood in silence. It’s like they are all waiting for something.
When the sun finally climbed up from the other side of the Giant Beasts Forest, Lei Wang slowly turned around as rays of light rained down on everyone.
He inhaled deeply before he started addressing them.
“The importance of this operation goes without saying. You’re all prominent members of your respective clans. For one reason or the other, the success of this operation fell upon your shoulders. I am not even sure what will happen in this expedition but I am going to say this…”
Lei Wang stopped, he waved his hand dramatically. He left them with one line to remember.
“It’s your duty to come back alive…”
A fire lit up inside their hearts, they are all hyped up about this expedition. Their blood started boiling as they all replied.
Their response echoed loudly into the distance. As if responding to their zest, the beasts inside the forests also howled back.
Lei Wang nodded. He turned around and continued.
Sylph, Fei Fei, Bing Ling, and Bishi led their factions into the jungle, they bowed in deference as they passed Lei Wang.
Wu Yan signaled to the others.
“Alright, let’s go too…”
The other clones came to sent them off. Wu Yan & co approached Lei Wang. When Lei Wang saw Hinagiku who’s holding Flandre-chan by her hands, he wrinkled his brow.
“Lad, don’t tell me you’re bringing a little girl into a place like that?”
Wu Yan glanced at Flandre-chan and he nodded, Lei Wang seemed even more disapproving, Wu Yan stopped him before he can say anything.
“Gramps, I got this…”
Wu Yan smiled.
“Do I look like someone so foolish?”
Lei Wang waxed thoughtful. Wu Yan is probably hiding some stuff, this little girl may not be as powerless as she looks. He acquiesced considering Wu Yan’s record of surprising people, he reckons that this must be part of his plan as well.
“Be careful, may fortune smile on your squad…”
With 9 other girls, the squad of 10 people entered the jungle after Wu Yan nodded towards Lei Wang. They soon disappeared among the dense foliage of the Giant Beasts Forest.