Picking Up Attributes From Today - Chapter 389
Dead silence filled the whole place.
The air felt like it had been locked down.
Even time itself seemed to have stopped.
All the deities gazed at the black-haired young man standing proudly in the sky, every one of them flabbergasted and dumbfounded.
“Who’s that guy? To think he’s actually speaking to the lord of the city like that! Isn’t he afraid that he’ll be killed?”
“Tsk, tsk! How gutsy!”
“Such toughness! This is the first time I’ve seen such a stubborn fellow!”
After a momentary silence, the deities went into a furor. They pointed and gestured at Meng Lei, either mocking him, marveling at him, or watching him with a sympathetic look on their faces…
The most dramatic one was the infatuated goddess from earlier. She actually jumped in front of Meng Lei furiously and chastised him, “Where did a country bumpkin like you come from? Do you know who you’re talking to? I demand that you apologize to the lord of the city! At once, right away, immediately!”
Varying expressions came over the deities’ countenances at the sight of the goddess. That goddess was no simple deity. She was a member of the Nature Gods and was also well-known in Venus Colossal Dragon City. As she naturally bore a fragrance on herself and was also a huge beauty, she was hailed as the Hundred Flowers Goddess.
She had a great many pursuers, so many that they could form a line from one end of Venus Colossal Dragon City to the other end. There was no lack of people of high status from various major godly clans among them. It was just that the Hundred Flower Goddess wasn’t interested in them at all.
Everyone knew that the only one she was in love with was Lord Venus. Thus, no one found the sight of the Hundred Flower Goddess standing up for Lord Venus strange.
“Apologize? Who do you think you are?”
Meng Lei only had a very simple response for an extremely narcissistic and exceedingly self-centered idiot like her—he gave her a tight slap across the cheek right away.
A dozen or so bloody teeth flew about as a crisp smack rang out, and the Hundred Flower Goddess was sent flying with a shrill scream.
The deities were dumbfounded yet again at the sight of that.
He had sent her flying with a slap across the cheek?
Wasn’t that a little too boorish of him?
“How formidable, Master!”
On the other hand, Puhaman and the others were cheering in excitement instead. They didn’t give two hoots about whether she was a goddess or not. This was what she deserved for showing their master disrespect!
“Great, great! Fantastic!”
Venus, the Chief God’s son, had an icy, sinister look on his face. He said, “I’ve never seen anyone as arrogant as you in my whole life!”
“Is that so? Should I be honored, then?” scoffed Meng Lei, who didn’t think much of the so-called Chief God’s son at all.
“I’ll show you that those who dare to act so brazenly in front of me would pay the price for doing so!” Then, Venus coldly ordered, “Men, take him down!”
All the city guards around him became rather hesitant upon his order. That guy was someone who was capable of killing even Captain Boris with just a single smack of his hand. Weren’t they just having a death wish if they charge right up to him?
Yet if they didn’t…
Just as the city guards were hesitating over what they should do, the nine Six-Legged Golden Suan Ni that had accompanied Venus here let out a loud and sonorous roar in tandem. Then, they transformed into nine streaks of light that shot over to Meng Lei, arriving right in front of him and surrounding them from all sides.
Nine murderous pairs of dragon eyes bore right into Meng Lei. Then, right on the heels of it, they let out a furious roar, causing thunderous roiling sound waves to explode and spread into the surroundings.
“Roar! Get on your knees!”
Overwhelming waves of divine power erupted from the nine Six-Legged Golden Suan Ni, striking Meng Lei as though they were torrential tidal waves capable of toppling the mountains.
“Get on your knees!”
They roared yet again.
“W-what terrifying divine power!”
Despite only being subjected to the divine power’s residual impact waves, Puhaman and the others nevertheless found it hard to breathe. They felt as if they would be flattened to the ground any moment.
The divine power that had erupted from the nine Six-Legged Golden Suan Ni was simply too fearsome. Even high-level higher deities could barely withstand it!
And indeed, it was certainly very fearsome!
Every one of those Six-Legged Golden Suan Ni was infinitely close to Great Perfection-level, and their combined divine power had actually reached Great Perfection-level after stacking on top of one another’s.
Puhaman and the others naturally wouldn’t be able to withstand Great Perfection-level divine power.
However, this bit of divine power was nothing to Meng Lei. He sized up the nine divine beasts and repeatedly nodded in a highly satisfied manner.
“They certainly look pretty good. It’s pretty cool to have them pull one’s carriage!”
The nine Six-Legged Golden Suan Ni flew into a thundering rage at his words. As divine beasts that had especially been captured to serve Venus, their master, they simply knew that expression too well.
“Get on your knees!”
The nine Six-Legged Golden Suan Ni roared incessantly. They raised their powerful, sharp claws and swiped ruthlessly at Meng Lei, intending to flatten him onto the ground.
“You’re too noisy! Keep it down!”
Meng Lei snorted lightly.
An incomparably wild and violent aura erupted from Meng Lei and crushed down on the Six-Legged Golden Suan Ni like surging, torrential waves. Now, this was a Chief God’s true blue might, so how could the nine Six-Legged Golden Suan Ni that weren’t even Great Perfection-level yet possibly withstand it?
Blood spurted from their mouths at once, and they were sent flying while crying out as if they had been hit by a train racing toward them at high speed.
Venus’ expression changed at once when he saw what had happened. The nine Six-Legged Golden Suan Ni were super divine beasts that were infinitely close to becoming Great Perfection-level and were even capable of contending with a Great Perfection deity if they teamed up. They were also a means of protection that the clan had given him.
Yet that guy that had popped out of nowhere had actually sent the nine Six-Legged Golden Suan Ni flying just by releasing some of his aura?
Just how strong was he?
Meng Lei suddenly made a grabbing motion at this point, upon which the nine Six-Legged Golden Suan Ni that were in the midst of being thrown back suddenly froze in mid-air before they then flew toward Meng Lei.
Meng Lei slowly uttered two words. Then, with a flip of his wrist and a press of his hand downward, the nine Six-Legged Golden Suan Ni were flattened right onto the ground such that they prostrated right in front of him.
“Animals will be animals!”
Meng Lei snorted lightly. Then, he turned to Venus and said, “You’re holding on to the Six-Legged Golden Suan Ni’s divine spirit origin energies, right? Hand them over!”
“What do you want?”
Venus’ expression changed drastically.
“Say the word, will you hand them over or not?” said Meng Lei dispassionately as he cast a glance at him.
“The Six-Legged Golden Suan Ni are mine. I’m their one and only master!”
Venus barked grimly, “Nobody can take them from me!”
“Not handing them over? Just go to hell, then!”
Meng Lei remained expressionless.
“Go to hell?”
Venus burst into loud laughter as though he had just heard the funniest joke in the world.
“Kill me? With the likes of you? Who do you think you are? Let me tell you something, it’s not that there isn’t anyone in the world that dares to kill me, but you’re definitely not one of them!”
“Had the one saying that to me been the person that had spawned you back then, perhaps I would have shown a little fear and reverence. As for you… Hah, what a joke!”
Meng Lei shook his head with a laugh and made a grabbing motion in mid-air. A large, intangible hand instantly wrapped around Venus’ throat and dragged him over.
“L-let go of me!”
Venus could hardly breathe with someone constricting his throat. His face flushed red, and he struggled fiercely as he threatened, “I… I’m the great Nidhogg Chief God’s son! H-how dare you treat me like this! My f-father will never let you off!”
“Let him come, then. Just as well that I can take the opportunity to meet a so-called Chief God, too.” Meng Lei chuckled and said, “As for you, it’s a real shame that you’ll never live to see that day anymore.”