Bai Xiaofei could not remember how far he had run, nor could he remember how many times he had broken his neck in this night of screaming battle.
All he knew was that he was truly exhausted.
The underside of the city wall once again became the Lightning Devouring Tiger's waiter. As a deterrent, Bai Xiaofei had obtained the opportunity to climb up the city wall. After climbing back up the city wall, Bai Xiaofei felt as if he had been gone for a lifetime.
The corpses on the city wall were piled up to the point that there was nowhere to pile them up. The once intact city wall was now riddled with holes and was on the verge of collapse.
One of Tie Zhu's arms had disappeared, and his only remaining right hand was leaning on his sword as he struggled to stand. His left leg was also broken …
When Bai Xiaofei left, there were still a few hundred people on the city wall. However, when he returned, there were less than 50 people who could still stand up …
This battle had basically brought Bai Xiaofei back to his original form.
Beneath the city, the new enemy troops were still gathering. The only one left standing was already there, but that didn't matter anymore.
The countdown had begun. Even if Bai Xiaofei and the rest did nothing, they would not be able to break through the city within the last ten minutes or so.
"General, our reinforcements are almost here!"
Tie Zhu still had that silly smile on his face, but Bai Xiaofei just couldn't laugh when he looked at him.
The rules for clearing the level stated that there would be reinforcements rushing over, which was why Tie Zhu asked.
"We're almost there. We've already won."
As he slowly spoke, Bai Xiaofei suddenly felt a heartache.
Were the wars in the real world like this as well?
How many people like Tie Zhu in the real world? How many generals would really care about them?
Were they just pawns more often?
A chess piece that could be abandoned at any time?
Thinking of these questions, Bai Xiaofei suddenly wanted to find someone to ask the answers to them in one breath. He wanted to know what the world, which he had yet to officially recognize, was like!
Compared to the long night, more than ten minutes seemed insignificant. When the first rays of sunlight shone down, a deafening shout came from a far distance away.
When the enemy below the city walls heard this cry, they immediately panicked. After a moment of confusion, they retreated like the tide as they faced the city that was about to be conquered.
He won, he really won ….
Amongst the few dozen remaining people, some held their heads and cried out loudly while others looked at the corpses on the city wall and fell into a long silence.
Bai Xiaofei watched all this happen. Gradually, a seed sprouted inside his heart...
"General's righteousness!" General's righteousness! "
After the enemy retreated, the old man from the start had somehow gotten the news. He brought the densely-packed citizens to kneel before the dilapidated city wall.
The same place, the same person, the same scene …
Everything was so similar, but what was different was the attitude of the people on the city wall.
"There is no righteousness in this world, but there are heroes. Those who stand before you and those who do not stand before you are all heroes. I hope that you can remember their names, even if they are strangers to you …"
With that, two teardrops fell from the corner of Bai Xiaofei's eyes, as if he didn't want others to see him lose his composure. He immediately chose to submit a quest.
The seven-colored light once again flashed, but this time it didn't directly turn into the next scene. Instead, it turned back into the pitch-black space, and immediately after, the illusory realm old man appeared.
"Child, you've already passed four trials in a row. It's time to rest. You've done very well."
The illusory realm old man's voice was filled with praise, but in addition to that, there was also a hint of heartache.
The old man had seen all of Bai Xiaofei's illusions. From his initial discomfort to his massacre under the night sky, Bai Xiao's swift and abnormal transformation did not escape the old man's notice.
Haste made waste, so the old man forcefully stopped Bai Xiaofei from continuing to pass the stage.
"This illusion isn't a simple illusion, right?"
Raising his head, Bai Xiaofei, who had a complicated expression on his face, stared at the old man in the illusion and asked a strange question.
Then, the old man in illusion went silent.
"Also, I want to know, is the real war on the continent that cruel? How much of it have you been through? "
Without giving the old man a chance to react, Bai Xiaofei asked a series of questions.
He heaved a long sigh. It seemed like the illusion elder had dug out some memory from his own head. Although he really wanted to communicate with others, he really didn't want to touch this part of the memory.
"All of the obstacles in the Fantasy sandbox were created based on the records of the previous battles. That's why, even if you said that it was an illusion, it's not complete. It's because all of these happened before, but under your command, there were different results."
"As for the war on the continent, it's far more brutal than the illusion of a sandstorm, because all you need to do right now is to consider the enemy before you."
"As for me, I was once invited to participate in a war. That time, I killed a lot of people …"
The old man answered one question after another. Every time he spoke, Bai Xiaofei's expression changed. Finally, for the first time, Bai Xiaofei showed an expression full of worry.
"Will there be such a war in the future?"
Pausing for a moment, Bai Xiaofei asked another question, a question that he himself had an answer to but did not want to believe.
"Peace will always be temporary. As long as the word 'benefits' still dominates the human spirit, then the conflict will never disappear. With so many conflicts, leveling up into a war is inevitable. This is a huge historical trend and no one can avoid or reverse it. The only thing you can do is to follow it. "
The old man spoke in a profound tone and then slowly looked at Bai Xiaofei.
"Child, can you understand what I'm saying?"
Being asked back by the illusion elder, Bai Xiaofei could not help but be startled, gently shaking his head with doubt in his eyes.
"At first, I thought I understood. However, when you asked me, I suddenly felt as if I was covered again. Some things cannot be seen."
He vaguely answered the old man's question, but he didn't expect the old man to actually laugh out loud.
"It's good to be masked!" Remember, child, there are some things you don't need to see too clearly and you just need to follow your heart. You shouldn't be a depressed person, don't think about things you shouldn't think about, do what you want, do what you love, and make people who care and care about you happy, that's enough. "
The old man said as he patted Bai Xiaofei's shoulder.
"Remember, you are the unparalleled one. If you can keep a clear conscience, then you are above everyone else!"
As soon as he finished speaking, a beam of light shot out, and the illusion old man's figure vanished as well.
Bai Xiaofei stood in the same spot and pondered for a long time. Suddenly, he let out a bitter laugh. Gradually, the bitter smile turned into a hearty laugh.
Finally, Bai Xiaofei calmed down and turned back into Bai Xiaofei. Then, he slowly walked towards the source of the light...
He had been chased by his second brother today, so he had to give it his all. He was not stupid after all! I'm just a little cute...