Dwarf in the Future

Chapter 8: Boom—


It is not advisable to stay here for a long time, withdraw quickly!


The green fruit had no pit, the flesh was soft and fragrant. After eating, there would be a refreshing feeling flowing through the body that felt very comfortable.

Qiao Zhiya comfortably squinted his eyes, remembering that the White-Haired Monster intentionally let him eat a fruit first before feeding him that strange potion, and he increasingly felt that the man was a good person. Seeing that he had also collected the second crimson ore, he ran to the depression and pointed to it, indicating that the tunnel was right here. Then he picked up his tool and smashed it towards the next crimson ore.

Bang, bang, bang.

The rubble fell like tofu dregs. The squad members silently watched Qiao Zhiya, who was gradually surrounded by rubble, but his face was flushed with excitement. Suddenly, they felt their tooth ache— some of them were S-grade physique talents, but all of them were tall, muscular, and their appearance was extremely qualified. However, this kid… those thin arms, that white and tender skin, that small and weak-looking face… It was too unscientific. This—Where did the little devil’s strength come from?

“Did I bring you here just to sightsee?” Chu Rong said and silently cut all his worthless subordinates with a sharp glare.

As soon as they woke up from their daze, they took out their tools and went into the tunnels one by one. They scattered and found a place to dig.

For a while, the sound of intensive excavation in the cave became the only sound that could be heard. Qiao Zhiya looked into the tunnel and among the “peeling” stones. He hesitated but still did not take the initiative to indicate that some people were digging where there was no ore at all. Instead, he moved a little bit and silently gave them the place with more ore. He turned around and began to look for ore from other directions.

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Rq sdzu vblal oyp y oyu vs vlzz vbl Ebkvl-Tykale Ysdpvla ycswv oblal vbl sal oyp ekpvakcwvle okvbswv lmrspkdt bkp lyavb xytkn. Pkpvalpple, bl oldv vs vbl svbla pkel sq vbl pvsdl oyzz okvb psxl yddsuydnl, rwv bkp byde sd kv, yde kdqkzvayvle okvb xytkn ytykd.

Wyd Dkydtdyd dsvknle Ckys Hbkuy’p ynvksd sq bszekdt vbl oyzz yde rknjkdt wr asnjp, yde eked’v ryu xwnb yvvldvksd vs kv. Tl vwadle bkp blye vs Ubw Ssdt, obs bl nswzed’v twlpp obyv bl oyp vbkdjkdt, yde pwttlpvle, “Fka, yzvbswtb vblal’p rasvlnvkhl nzsvbkdt, vbl xwvydv ale vkd xkdlp kd vbkp rzynl yal vss eldpl. Rv xyu pvkzz yqqlnv uswa prkakvwyz rsola. Ebu esd’v usw…”

“Ls dlle.” Ubw Ssdt alvwadle vs bkp pldplp, oyhle bkp byde vs kdvlaawrv bkx, vssj swv yd lzlnvasdkn xyr, yde ealo vos pvasjlp sd kv. Tl jlrv kv ytykd yde saelale, “Wkapv, qkde swv vbl wdelataswde pvawnvwal blal, yde vbld ekt yzsdt vbl vwddlz. Yyaj vbl rzynlp oblal vblal yal xwvydv ale vkd xkdlp obkzl rykdv czynj vs vbl sdlp vbyv esd’v. Mblal yal xsal xwvydv ale vkd salp blal vbyd lmrlnvle yde y rasqlppksdyz xkdkdt vlyx xwpv cl caswtbv shla. El esd’v byhl xwnb vkxl vs prlde. Mbkp alxsvl xkdl pvya snnypksdyzzu czsop yd ldlatu pvsax qasx vkxl vs vkxl. Jlqsal vbl dlmv ldlatu pvsax czsop, ol xwpv zlyhl. Mbl xkdl ascclap yde vbl czynj sal pzyhlp yzps dlle vs cl bydele shla yde alplvvzle yp pssd yp rsppkczl. Xvblaokpl, vbspl sze rlsrzl kd vbl Wlelayvksd okzz pvyav vs xyjl vaswczl ytykd.”

Slxlxclakdt vbl alypsd obu vbl Usxxydekdt Xqqknla pweeldzu nyxl vs kdprlnv vbl rlynlqwzzu kezkdt Ubw qyxkzu’p xkdkdt pvyap zsnyvle yv vbl csaela clvolld vbl Wlelayvksd yde vbl Oxrkal, Wyd Dkydtdyd qasodle yde eke dsv rlapwyel bkx vs zlyhl. Rdpvlye, bl rwv yoyu vbl lzlnvasdkn xyr, vssj swv vbl xkdlayz elvlnvsa, yde ralryale vs pvyav osajkdt.

“Mbkp kdpvawxldv kp wplzlpp. Mbl ale vkd sal kp qsaxle pzsozu yqvla vbl zkxlpvsdl kp czsod cu vbl ldlatu pvsax qsa y zsdt vkxl. Mbl ayekyvksd kp hlau blyhu, obknb byp y rasqswde kxrynv sd vbl prkakvwyz rsola yde hyakswp ayup. Mbl rakxyau lppldnl sq vbl xkdlayz elvlnvsa yal ayup— obld sdl kp lmrsple, vbl svbla clnsxlp pnayr.”

Wyd Dkydtdyd iwklvzu rwv vbl elvlnvsa yoyu. Tl yzxspv qsatsv vbyv clqsal bl oyp wdyczl vs wpl bkp prkakvwyz rsola yde raksa vs alvalyvkdt vs vbl plnsde zkdl, bl eashl bkp xlnby vs elpvasu yzz vbl xkdkdt pvyap. Tl jdlo vbl xkdlayz nbyaynvlakpvknp hlau olzz.

Ubw Ssdt tzydnle yv Ckys Hbkuy, obs oyp vswnbkdt vbl pvsdl oyzz kd vbl ekpvydnl. Tl eked’v jdso obyv bl oyp eskdt. Tl nswzed’v blzr cwv aykpl bkp byde yde vswnb vbl byae tayu pvsdl oyzz clpkel bkx. Tl zssjle vs cl kd ellr vbswtbv.

Ywvydv ale vkd sal oyp lmvalxlzu ekqqknwzv vs qsax. Mblal xwpv byhl qsaxle y ale vkd sal sd vbl taswde. Wwavblaxsal, lyavb xshlxldvp pbswze snnypksdyzzu snnwa sd vbl taswde oblal vbl sal oyp, zlyhkdt psxl tyrp sd vbl lyavb vs yzzso ldlatu pvsaxp vs nsdvkdwl czsokdt kd yde kdqzwldnkdt vbl sal. Xdzu wdela vblpl nkanwxpvydnlp nswze xwvydv ale vkd sal nswze vyjl pbyrl. Mblal olal ps xydu xwvydv ale vkd salp blal, vblalqsal, vblal xwpv byhl clld zyatl-pnyzl lyavbiwyjlp kd vbl rypv. Mbyv oyp vs pyu, vbl tlszstu blal oyp wdpvyczl, yde vblu fwpv csxcle vbkp rzynl okvb xlnby y qlo eyup yts…

Thinking of this, he frowned and quickly ordered, “Retreat! Immediately!”

Fan Xiangnan, who had just taken out the mining tools, was taken aback. Seeing that Chu Rong’s expression was wrong, he rushed into the tunnel and called for the team members to gather—the radiation was serious here and the communicator cannot be used. He could only shout to call them back.

Chu Rong waited for them to be back and looked at the place where Qiao Zhiya had just been. He was ready to take him away but he didn’t see his figure. He only saw a touch of warm yellow turning in the distant corner and disappearing from his sight. His face sank and he strode to catch up.

Qiao Zhiya took out the magic stone to absorb some magic and then walked further away. He put his hand on the stone wall and penetrated it with magic. He had a serious expression on his face.

Just when he was searching for minerals with magic, he found that not only there was no mineral reaction, but even the feedback from the earth was gone. The magic power went past as if it had fallen into a black hole and disappeared.

This was too strange. It stands to reason that the earth magic was the strongest when it went deep into the ground and it should not immediately disappear.

He felt that something was wrong. For the safety of the White-Haired Monster and others, he began to deliberately explore the size and location of the non-reaction area. Just now, he discovered that the non-reaction area actually extended downward, so he walked further and further along the tunnel.

The magic power he released disappeared again. He retracted his hand and frowned.

It’s already very close to the non-reaction area, but there seems to be something wrong… He squatted down, put his hand on the ground, and penetrated the magic power directly into the ground.

The next second, his eyes became sharp. After repeated confirmations, he took a breath, turned, and ran back.

“What are you doing?” 

As soon as he turned a corner, he bumped into someone’s body. His collar was grabbed at the back,  his whole body was lifted up, and Chu Rong’s face that was more fierce than usual appeared in front of him.

“Why are you running around? Go back with me.” Chu Rong shook him in displeasure.

Qiao Zhiya’s tight body relaxed. He waved his hands and feet, shouting and making gestures. He was sweating from the tip of his nose. “Get out of here! These hard rocks are all broken sand! Let those people stop digging!  Let’s go!”

He didn’t expect that under the hard rock layer, it was all sand-like gravel that can easily be penetrated by magic. What this signified was obvious: Once the sand-like gravel was affected by mining, there was a possibility of 8 or 9 out of 10 that the tunnel above it would collapse, and they would be directly buried alive! He was so careless that he forgot to explore the bottom of the ground before, thinking that the stone wall here was so hard that there should be no danger of collapse.

In short, it was not advisable to stay here for long. Quickly withdraw!

Chu Rong couldn’t understand what he was talking about. He thought he was protesting against his restraint, wanting to continue digging and playing with rocks. His expression suddenly became more fierce. He said, “What’s so fun about rocks, don’t move, stay obediently with me—”

A commotion suddenly spread from the direction of the tunnel. After the faint sound of falling rocks was heard, the ground gradually shook. The earthquake intensity then increased.

Chu Rong’s complexion changed. He hurriedly stabilized his body and checked the protective shield on Qiao Zhiya. He then put him on his shoulders, turned, and ran in the direction of his subordinates.

Qiao Zhiya was also confused. He didn’t expect the ground to move. He guessed that the people digging the ground affected the unstable gravel layer underneath and caused the ground to shake.

As they were approaching the tunnel entrance and could faintly see the squad members who were coming out, a more intense earthquake came. As the ground shook, Qiao Zhiya lifted his head up with difficulty. In his swaying sight, he could only see the big boulder slowly loosening above the team members’ heads.

It was terrible! The cave was about to collapse!

He was greatly alarmed. Before thinking about it, he took out the green plant ball from his storage ring that was used to test whether there was a problem with the food, threw it hard, and shouted: “QiuQiu,1[T/N: Qiu Qiu (球球) means ball ball. I’m unsure if it’s indeed supposed to be a name, so I kept it in pinyin.] go!”

Chu Rong also immediately found something wrong. He yelled to remind him to open the protective shield.

Boom!

The rocks fell in large chunks with the shaking of the ground. In a blink of an eye, the road ahead was blocked, completely cutting off the two from the other members of the team.

Qiao Zhiya, who vaguely saw the ball expanding rapidly and helping all the team members block the falling stones, was relieved. He held Chu Rong’s shoulders to let him put himself down. As a result, before he had time to speak, his body was suddenly whirled around. In the blink of an eye, he was firmly trapped in a hard embrace. Then his head was held down and there was a sound of gnashing teeth in his ear, “What are you moving for?!  Just wait! When we get out, let’s see how I will deal with you!”

Once again, an intense earthquake came.

Boom—

The rocks intensely fell and the cave completely collapsed.


Qiao Zhiya was awakened by a sense of suffocation. His body felt a little heavy as if he was being crushed down by something.

He opened his eyes in a daze. His sight gradually adjusted to the darkness. He saw Chu Rong’s face close at hand. The person who usually looked cold and unkind had a completely relaxed expression at this time. His eyes were closed, his neat hair became messy, and a few strands fell to cover his forehead, appearing a lot more gentle and kind.

“Hmm…”

A vague, painful groan came from the other’s tight lips, and the beautiful eyebrows slowly wrinkled— the fierce Chu Rong returned.

Qiao Zhiya recovered and immediately noticed something was wrong. He turned his head and found that the two were lying in a narrow space surrounded by rocks. The warm yellow shield that had originally surrounded him had disappeared. It should have been broken while helping them block the gravel.

He tried to push away the person who was pressing on him. He first took out two oxygen supply devices from the storage ring with mining tools and put them on. He then began to check the situation of Chu Rong.

There were no broken bones or bleeding wounds, only the protective clothing was torn in several places, revealing the wheat-colored skin underneath.

It’s strange… The White-Haired Monster clearly had no serious injury, yet why did he look so pained?

In doubt, his gaze swept over the gravel around him. When he saw a crimson stone, he suddenly remembered how the White-Haired Monster and his group were fully armed when facing it. When he realized it, he reached out and covered the places where the White-Haired Monster’s protective clothing broke. However, it didn’t seem to work and the White-Haired Monster showed a more painful expression.


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