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Chapter 40

 Chapter 40: Unexpected return

Translated and Editted by: La0o9

When Gu Qing Shan was observing the area immediately around himself, the System suddenly popped up a message.

“You’ve been in the other world for 24 hours, returning to Reality shortly”

Gu Qing Shan was a bit surprised.

Since the time he went to the other world, it’s only been about half a day, why is it already 24 hours?

He asked the System, as it quickly replied.

“The Space-time Vortex created unexpected expenditures, couldn’t predict, couldn’t control”

“Returning soon”

As soon as he heard it, Gu Qing Shan understood.

Just a few dozen minutes in the Space-time Vortex, he’s already used up the half-day that he had left.

As he carefully observes this destroyed world once again, in a flash of light, Gu Qing Shan disappeared from Shen Wu world.

Confederate capital.

Freedom Resort Hotel.

Gu Qing Shan’s figure slowly appeared on top of the high-rise building.

It’s only been an hour since the time he left the Presidential Office and was accommodated at this luxurious hotel.

Standing on the top floor of this skyscraper of a hotel, Gu Qing Shan silently observed the magnificent capital city lights.

The night breeze is calming, Reality is at peace

Returning from the destroyed world, you can’t help but compare the two scenery, feeling a sense of nostalgia for this world.

How regretful, as this world will also fall into ruin one day.

A while later, Gu Qing Shan put away the Night Rain, took off his quivers and sat down on the edge of the building.

A bottle of beer appeared in his hands ——this was what he bought just earlier, but wasn’t able to drink before he was transported to the other world.

Using his teeth to open the cap, Gu Qing Shan starts chugging it down.

Cold beer makes cools down the mouth, plus since alcohol content isn’t high, it’s not easy to get drunk with beer, suitable for letting loose a bit.

Gu Qing Shan really does need some time to relax ——ever since he started designing the Blazing Angel, he’s been fighting nonstop for quite a long time.

Gong Sun Zhi, Ning Yue Xi.

In the past life, these two were surrounded and killed with the full force of the demon army, after that, the demons quickly hid all traces of the secret they discovered.

This time, because of small variables caused by Gu Qing Shan, their destinies have changed greatly.

However, this change also means an incredible danger of death for Gu Qing Shan.

Every step Gu Qing Shan takes from now on will be like walking on a tightrope.

“The Quest reward is a War God superpower…”

Gu Qing Shan muttered as his eyes became firm.

Holding the bottle, he drank the rest in one gulp.

The time to rest is over.

Gu Qing Shan retracted his legs from the edge of the building, sat cross-legged and silently circulated his spirit energy

Right now is 12 PM midnight, from estimation, he’ll require around 3 double hours to completely wash away all the fatigue on this body.

Gu Qing Shan quickly entered a state of deep meditation.

No one noticed, on the top floor of Freedom Resort Hotel, there was a youth trying his best, for the sake of survival.

3 double hours later ———meaning 6 hours, Gu Qing Shan has fully recovered.

As he opened his eyes, a white breath escaped his mouth.

This white breath floated forward another 6-7 meters before finally dissipating.

“Very good, I’m already at top condition, let’s try to breakthrough now”

Gu Qing Shan said as he took out the “military qi training method” booklet, opened up War God UI to make his choice.

“Comprehending Military qi training method stage 6: Lingke, Soul Points cost: 3. Do you confirm?”

“Yes”

“Comprehension complete, Current Soul Points: 27/7”

A warmth flowed from the booklet into Gu Qing Shan’s body, circulated around twice and finally went into his Thought Sea.

The knowledge immediately appeared in Gu Qing Shan’s mind.

Instinctively he also knows how to break through to the next level.

“My total spirit energy is still a bit lacking…”

Gu Qing Shan checked his Dantian and estimated.

If he doesn’t have enough spirit energy, it’s very easy to fail while breaking through.

To increase the total spirit energy limit, he can only gradually cultivate using pure effort.

Gu Qing Shan gritted his teeth.

No, he can’t wait any longer, the next time he enters the other world, he’ll immediately appear in Shen Wu world, if he doesn’t get stronger as soon as possible, who knows how horribly he’ll die.

Gu Qing Shan tapped his Inventory Bag, took out the flask of snake blood and drank two mouthfuls.

The demon snake blood can increase his senses and inner sight, helping him manipulate spirit energy more accurately in the short term.

Gu Qing Shan wiped his mouth, forming a seal with his hands and stayed still.

It’s like his whole body had become a statue, completely frozen.

A few moments later, Gu Qing Shan coughed up blood.

“Failure, only a bit more, how regretful”

Gu Qing Shan muttered, quickly composed himself and tried again.

In just a few moments, he once again coughed up blood.

“I don’t believe it, one last time”

Gu Qing Shan gritted his teeth, once again taking a mouthful of snake blood.

His body’s condition is already tensed up to its limit, only able to take another try at breakthrough in a short period of time.

Breath in, breath out, breath in, breath out.

Compose himself.

Once again he tried to break through.

This time, it took longer.

Gu Qing Shan just sat there in the cloak of night, all the way until morning came and a layer of mist had covered his clothes that he finally opened his eyes again.

A clear joy can be seen in his eyes.

Clasping his hands together, Gu Qing Shan lightly shouted: “Spirit Shield!”

A transparent layer of light appeared, covering his whole body.

This spell costs a lot of spirit energy, while the protection it provides is pathetically weak, extremely crappy.

In a real fight, cultivators would rather just wear armor or use some sort of protection type treasure rather than use Spirit Shield.

However, this is a spell that only qi training stage 6 cultivators can use.

Gu Qing Shan had successfully broken through.

He stood up and stretched himself, his bones let out clear popping sounds.

After a whole night of cultivation, he finally broke through, Gu Qing Shan is very pleased.

When he reaches qi training stage 7, as he attempts to break through to Foundation Establishment realm, he can also try to awaken a superpower.

Gu Qing Shan then went back to his room for a bit of rest.

9h12 AM.

Gu Qing Shan woke up.

As he opened the curtains, sunlight poured into the room.

Outside the sound of people and vehicles can be heard moving about.

Gu Qing Shan thought for a bit and understood.

19 days later will be the 300th Anniversary of the Confederate, as well as the official University entrance examinations that’s happening in 2 days.

Everyone in the city became restless.

But all of this doesn’t have to do with me, so what do I do now?

Nothing to do in the morning, might as well go find some place to practice Archery.

I’ll have to come to the President’s estate at noon for lunch.

Then during the evening I’ll deliver Su Xue Er’s present.

Thinking about Su Xue Er’s joyful face, Gu Qing Shan couldn’t help but smile a bit.

He took out his phone and sent a message.

“I’m at the Capital now”

As soon as he sent it out, he got a reply.

Gu Qing Shan pressed to receive the call on the phone to hear Su Xue Er’ voice.

“You big bully, you got to be on TV together with the President and couldn’t even tell me about it beforehand?”

“I didn’t know about it before”

“The President will be helping you with University right?”

“Yeah, I’ll be at the Confederate Military Academy to study, all thanks to the President”

“That’s great, and here I was secretly saving up some credits to help——–“

Su Xue Er suddenly realized her slip of the tongue and stopped, but couldn’t take back what she had already said.

Gu Qing Shan immediately understood, his face lifted into a smile.

This is Su Xue Er, silently prepared money to help him, but also concerned that he might be offended as a man, so she didn’t tell him.

She had to have been really happy for him this time that she slipped her tongue like that.