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Published at 21st of November 2020 10:15:19 PM


Chapter 1042: 1042
The hybrid's sea of consciousness was only in the fourth rank, so the Demons didn't have any trouble in affecting its thoughts . Dreaming Demon could render their opponent defenseless and unleash attacks without risking their lives .


Destroying heads wasn't easy for them . Their attacks bordered the beginning of the sixth rank, but they lacked Noah's might . Yet, Dreaming Demon's mental waves affected the fabric of their tissues and made them frailer .

Their battle had a slow pace and saw a constant cycle of attacks and retreats, which depended on when the Hydra recovered its senses . They weren't as flashy as Noah, but they didn't suffer any injury even after four heads had fallen .

The Hydra's survival instincts took control of its body at that point, and their intensity temporarily fended off Dreaming Demon's will, allowing it to regain its freedom .

The Demons had predicted that outcome . Flying Demon's aura surged, and white flowers grew from its wounds and dead heads . They spread a thick layer of ice that covered the hybrid's body and stopped its movements once again .

The Hydra roared, but Dreaming Demon's mental waves had already resumed their assault . The creature became drowsy when her thoughts affected the correct functioning of its mind, and Flying Demon used that chance to detonate his flowers .

The ice that they had generated exploded too, and expanded the injuries on the creature . New wounds formed since Dreaming Demon kept on weakening the fabric of the creature's skin, and another head fell lifeless on the seabed .


Only two heads remained now, and the Hydra had yet to land a blow on the two Demons .

'As expected from them,' Noah thought as he waited for their battle to end . The Demons had perfect synchrony and could multiply their prowess by chaining different abilities in a row .

Moreover, their raw power was enough to leave marks on the hybrid's body . Their experience and teamwork could completely submit even a creature in the sixth rank .

"Come forward," Noah ordered with a growl as he kept his eyes on the Demons' battle . The hybrids bowing on the seabed shuddered at his voice, but they couldn't oppose his commands .

Forty or so creatures reached the waters right under him and kept their heads lowered . They mostly belonged to octopus and snake-related species, but there were other types of beasts too .

"Who of you can speak?" Noah asked with his human voice, and only a few specimens trembled at that time . A rank 5 Sea Snake with a sea of consciousness in the fourth rank swam forward and spoke using human words with a weird accent . "Lehader . Iss spehak . "

Noah's question wasn't specific, but the roars that accompanied his human words carried a meaning that the hybrid understood more easily .


"Meh remembeh golds homanss, greehn homanss, dark homanss . " The Snake replied . "Meh wass sleehping whehn thehy light meh . "

Its language was awful, but Noah could confirm that some researchers were behind those hybrids' birth . That put a new priority on the matters concerning the rebellion . He had to learn how the rebels triggered the transformation .

As for the brainwashing part, he didn't care about it . The Hive had never needed cannon fodder . It founded its strength on powerful and unique individuals . Also, no creature could oppose him and Skully anyway .

"You can go," Noah said, and the hybrid returned to the group before they all swam toward the rest of the pack . He couldn't learn anything specific due to its poor language, but he understood another critical aspect of the revolution .

The Snake had spoken about dark humans, which was the signature color of the Hive's robes . There were rebels even among his organization, but Noah couldn't think of anyone that would betray Chasing Demon .

'Maybe I have yet to realize how much the Hive has grown,' Noah thought as he heaved a sigh . The Hive wasn't the underdog of the political environment anymore . It had grown enough to match the other organizations in the number of assets and sheer power .


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That was a good thing, but the chance of having rebellious forces among its ranks increased as its territories became more crowded .

The Hive had lost the unity formed when it had rebelled against the forces of the world . It was one of them now, and it had even nurtured a large number of inscription masters .

Breaking the loyalty oath was possible with the right expertise and materials, especially in the other world, due to the weak connection with the pact's core item . Foreign experts could take care of that matter too .

'I can only hope that there isn't anyone in the fifth rank,' Noah thought as he saw the Demons destroying another head . He had already decided to take care of the rebels on his way out of the world . He didn't want to lose the stream of hybrids that reinforced the Hive .

The Demons eventually defeated the Hydra, and Dreaming Demon stored its corpse before the duo flew toward Noah . Flying Demon even imitated him wielding the creature's neck like a whip as he swam .

"There are traitors among the Hive," Noah conveyed through his consciousness before Flying Demon could crack a joke about his battle style .

"We better hurry then . " Flying Demon conveyed in a serious tone as he turned toward his lover . "Do you think the fortress can hold?"

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Dreaming Demon thought for a while before replying . "Most of the defenses around the dimensional crack are automatic for this specific reason . I bet the rebels have troops inside the fortress, but they still need to cross those protections . "

Noah sent a mental message to June before he ordered the pack to protect her cave . She was slightly annoyed that her condition didn't allow her to join the incoming battle, but she didn't complain .

Noah and June had spoken a lot during their time inside the cave . She had no chance to pass unnoticed if she broke through the defenses of the Academy, which meant that she would become a public traitor .

Yet, the couple had decided to use that chance to come out in the open . Noah couldn't hold back anymore anyway, and June only needed a few words to separate her family from the Royals .

As for the preparations for that significant event, Noah had a plan he didn't wholly disclose to June . He didn't want her to feel indebted, and he had a personal agenda too .

The trio shot in the direction of Angela's communication after they settled every matter . Noah used his innate awareness to follow the traces left by that humming noise, which led them to an underwater base of the continent .


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