Water Recovery System (Arc 3) - Arc 3 Chapter 9 Part 1
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Chapter 9 Part 1
The tentacle tentatively touched Shen Jiayan. As soon as it touched him, those tentacles suddenly became excited and flew around. It released the tentacles that bound Chi Xi and Luo Shaoxuan, began wrapping around Shen Jiayan then dragged him back.
Lu Yingfan flipped over from on top of the car and cut off one of the tentacle monster’s tentacles with a wave of his double-edged sword.
After the tentacle was cut off, it was still wriggling and rolling around on the ground, and green blood with a fishy stench dripped out of the wound. The blood dripped onto the ground first, then the ground let out some white smoke as it burned.
The countless tentacles were waving to show off its power in front of Lu Yingfan, waved until the wind made a rustling sound. There was also some sticky glue on the tentacles. One couldn’t even catch it even if they wanted to. But it didn’t take the initiative to attack. It just seemed eager to take Shen Jiayan back.
“You won’t be able to rescue him.” Yang Yuxing’s eyes flickered slightly and shook his head with a sigh. “This tentacle monster has no weakness at all, and its level is too high. Even if you know it’s weakness, it’s still the same, you still won’t be able to save him.”
Even if Yang Yuxing said that, Luo Shaoxuan and Lu Yingfan did not intend to give up. Luo Shaoxuan imprisoned the tentacle monster’s tentacles, and Lu Yingfan held his sword up.
Although Lu Yingfan can cut off a tentacle with his sword, their speed was obviously no match for that of the tentacle monster. In a short time, Shen Jiayan’s figure could no longer be seen, and the tentacle monster also disappeared without a trace.
Luo Shaoxuan clenched his hands and smashed them hard against the ground. Looking at Yang Yuxing viciously like never before, he demanded, “Tell me where that tentacle monster is? Find it for me!”
Yang Yuxing pursed his lips, “Captain, calm down. Even if I can find the tentacle monster, what’s the use? None of us here can beat it. Now the most we can do is to bring back those two barrels of gasoline. This is to not let Mu Che’s sacrifice be in vain.”
Luo Shaoxuan grabbed Yang Yuxing by the collar, his eyes were bloodshot filled with anger, “Yang Yuxing, I will say it again. Help me find its location. Now, immediately!”
Yang Yuxing still planned to persuade him, but Lu Yingfan’s sword has already crossed his neck, “First choice: you say it now, then you go and take away the gasoline; the second choice: I kill you right here and now.”
Yang Yuxing’s expression looked vague and finally said in compromise: “Alright, I will speak. Its root system is underneath, and its weakness is its root.”
Luo Shaoxuan let go of his collar and smoothed out the trace of wrinkles: “OK, thank you!”
Luo Qi looked at Yang Yuxing hesitantly and then looked at Luo Shaoxuan’s direction. Finally, he made up his mind and slowly walked towards Luo Shaoxuan: “Yuxing, you take the gasoline back, I want to follow the Boss—”
Before he finished speaking, Luo Shaoxuan knocked him out with a hand chop and threw him to Yang Yuxing, “Bring them back.”
Yang Yuxing took Luo Qi with a complex expression, “In fact, the current result now is already the minimized amount of damage, the lowest loss. Judging from the overall situation, it’s a miracle to get these two barrels of gasoline with only the sacrifice of one person. Why do you have to go back and die for nothing?”
The corner of Luo Shaoxuan’s mouth twitched up into a curve, “He said that even if he died, he would die next to me. How can I be willing to leave him alone?”
Yang Yuxing turned to look at Lu Yingfan, seeming to ask him why he also wants to go. Lu Yingfan slowly withdrew the sword, he concisely and comprehensively replied, “I still owe him a promise.”
Seeing the two of them like this, Yang Yuxing knew that it would be useless to talk anymore, so he might as well stop speaking any more superfluous words. He princess carried Luo Qi and said, “I am heartless and emotionless. I should never feel the feeling you said. But if having a feeling represents a senseless sacrifice like yours, I would rather have no feeling forever.”
After hearing this, Luo Shaoxuan’s previously cold brows and eyes actually softened slightly and then he softly said, “I also thought so before I met him.” His words were unfinished, but everyone still could understand the unspoken words.
“What is it with emotions that teaches people to live and die together?” Yang Yuxing sighed. “Goodbye,” I’m afraid that I’ll never see you again.
Luo Shaoxuan and Lu Yingfan went in the direction behind the gasoline barrels without glancing back.
There was a huge pit behind the gasoline barrels. Snow white skulls and ribs randomly filled the hole, and the stench was overwhelming. The mud reeked of a bloody smell and it was dyed dark red.
Luo Shaoxuan’s heart was stirred, and countless bones of the dead rose in the air, before finally revealing the true face under the giant pit.
The center of the tentacle monster turned out to be a woman’s head. She doesn’t have a body and supports herself with tentacles like an octopus. Her facial features were deformed, her eyes were as big as copper bells, green and lush, and her bloody mouth was wide open like a sacrificial bowl. She was looking at both of them with a hatred-filled expression but hesitated to go out.
Without hesitation, Lu Yingfan pulled out his sword and stabbed the head of the tentacle monster. His Yinhen sword didn’t stab the tentacle monster’s head, but the sharp sword cut her hair.
 耀武扬威 an idiom which means ‘to show off one’s military strength’ or ‘to strut around/to bluff’.
 by ‘root system’, I think the author means it’s body?
 义无反顾 and idiom ‘Honor does not allow one to glance back’ or ‘Duty-bound not to turn back’.