The First Order

Chapter 359 - Duplicating a superpower!

The steam locomotive headed straight for Wang Congyang. When it reached his side, Wang Congyang grabbed a metal handle on the steam locomotive. He stood outside on the edge of the carriage. Off they went towards the north. Wang Congyang heaved a sigh of relief. But at this moment, he turned around and was surprised to see Ren Xiaosu running at full speed behind the train! What the hell! Why was there someone following him?! When Wang Congyang was escaping, he did not notice that someone was following him. In fact, he did not think anyone would have noticed him. But the moment he turned around and saw Ren Xiaosu, he frowned. At this moment, the two of them were truly pitted against each other one-on-one in the true sense of the phrase. Wang Congyang wondered if he should control the train to turn around and kill Ren Xiaosu. As one of the earliest people to turn superhuman, his physical fitness would definitely be better than Ren Xiaosu’s! However, he gave up on the idea after careful consideration. Although he was one of the earliest people to become a supernatural being, and his physical fitness was definitely one of the best as well, that did not mean that Ren Xiaosu would not be hiding killer moves. Wang Congyang was unwilling to take this risk. He held the train with one hand and calmly turned around to stare at Ren Xiaosu. It was as though he were trying to burn Ren Xiaosu’s image into his mind. A strong gust of wind was blowing past him, making his clothes flutter nonstop. Wait a minute… Wang Congyang realized Ren Xiaosu seemed to be gaining on him… He suddenly felt like something was amiss and hurriedly used all of his power to drive the steam locomotive faster in hopes of ditching Ren Xiaosu completely. During this time, Wang Congyang had been leading a very unhappy life. He had become the bandit leader very quickly after arriving here, and that should have been quite good. But before long, he came to realize that problems were deeply rooted here in the valley due to the influence of several organizations. So it seemed that even being a bandit was a really stressful job! When he wanted to kill Ren Xiaosu, he ended up losing all the bandits under him after Ren Xiaosu joined forces with Xu Xianchu. All he wanted now was to leave this place, yet Ren Xiaosu continued chasing after him like a vengeful spirit. Wang Congyang took out his pistol and fired it at Ren Xiaosu. However, they were so far apart that Ren Xiaosu was not within his effective range. But Wang Congyang felt a burst of joy when he realized Ren Xiaosu was gradually slowing. He was probably running out of stamina! Should he take advantage now that Ren Xiaosu was exhausted and kill him? Forget it, never mind! What if he was just faking it! As expected, Wang Congyang decided to give up on killing him. When Ren Xiaosu saw that Wang Congyang did not take any action, he started chasing after him again. The two of them were constantly jockeying. When Ren Xiaosu sped up, Wang Congyang clenched his teeth and went faster too. Actually, Ren Xiaosu was already cursing Wang Congyang in his head. There was a limit to his stamina. This steam locomotive was traveling at about the speed of a normal train, and its maximum speed was about 120 kilometers per hour. Meanwhile, Ren Xiaosu’s current Strength and Dexterity were roughly three times that of an ordinary person’s. His top speed was only slightly more than a 100 kilometers per hour. But the stamina of humans was limited! That limit applied to Ren Xiaosu as well! Ren Xiaosu kept trying to trick Wang Congyang to turn back, but that bastard was simply too smart and cautious. He wasn’t taking the bait. “Forget it, I’m not gonna chase anymore!” Ren Xiaosu was panting heavily as he prepared to stop chasing. He had wanted to activate City Crusher to chase after Wang Congyang, but the problem was that it would only last for 30 seconds. And the nanomachines were no longer operating at full capacity. What if he caught up to him but got beaten up instead? His shadow clone was still assisting Jin Lan and the others to kill their enemies at this moment. Without his shadow clone, who knew how many more people would die back there! So Ren Xiaosu decided to give up the chase. There would still be many more chances in the future. However, he suddenly remembered he still needed to do something! Ren Xiaosu said to the palace in his mind, “Use the Perfect Skill Duplication Scroll!” The voice from the palace answered, “Currently out of effective range.” Ren Xiaosu was stunned. “What’s the effective range?” “Five hundred meters.” Ren Xiaosu looked at the distance between him and Wang Congyang, then decisively activated City Crusher to chase after him. When Wang Congyang saw this, he nearly died of fright. How could Ren Xiaosu be so fast?! But before he could think of a way to handle him, he saw Ren Xiaosu suddenly turn around and run off! Wang Congyang got farther away as he rode on the steam locomotive. He still could not figure out what Ren Xiaosu was up to! Ren Xiaosu clearly had the strength to catch up to him, so why didn’t he continue pursuing him? But he couldn’t possibly know that Ren Xiaosu only had a 30-second limit for his power. Why would he not quickly run away after the 30 seconds were up? Would he rather get beaten up? At this moment, Ren Xiaosu heard the voice from the palace saying in his mind, “About to copy the target’s master-level skill or superpower. If you do not have the corresponding advanced-level skill after copying a master-level skill, you will not be able to learn it.” “Randomly copied target’s superpower ‘Steam Locomotive.’ Do you want to learn it?” Ren Xiaosu was ecstatic. “Yes!” Earlier on, Ren Xiaosu was worried he would end up copying some garbage skill, but he did not expect he would directly duplicate the opponent’s superpower! The sadness of his past skill duplication attempts had been swept away with this. That jumping rope skill, mahjong playing skill, deception skill, and so on, all of that bad luck seemed to have gone far away from him. But in an instant, Ren Xiaosu was stunned. Could this be the result of Yan Liuyuan’s wish for him? If that were really the case, Yan Liuyuan would probably have to suffer the backlash soon, right? But what was the backlash going to be? Would it be dangerous? Thinking of this, Ren Xiaosu felt his joy retreating. He wanted to go back to check on Liuyuan. Perhaps he could find an opportunity to bring Yan Liuyuan and the others out here into the wilderness? But he did not know when Qing Zhen would mount a rescue for Luo Lan. Surely it wouldn’t be too long from now, right? At this moment, Yan Liuyuan was sitting in the yard playing Fight the Landlord with Wang Fugui and the others. When he saw the lousy hand that he had been dealt, like missing a card to complete a straight and his high card being a king, he sank deep into thought. It wasn’t just this hand that was bad! He had been very unlucky throughout the night! Seeing how Wang Fugui was winning every game, why did it seem like all of the luck had gone to Wang Fugui instead! “He shouldn’t have encountered anything particularly dangerous, right?” Yan Liuyuan muttered to himself. “Ever since Bro’s nanomachines enabled him to block bullets, I’ve haven’t experienced any serious backlashes. But if the backlash is just me getting really bad hands, what sort of situation could Bro have encountered?” Yan Liuyuan had a look at the poker cards in his hand again and exclaimed, “What the hell!” Yan Liuyuan and Ren Xiaosu had yet to realize that their powers would complement each other. If not for Ren Xiaosu, Yan Liuyuan would be plagued by the backlash of making wishes. And without Yan Liuyuan, Ren Xiaosu would probably not have been able to successfully copy the Steam Locomotive either. In the wilderness, Ren Xiaosu attempted to summon the strange train out. A black fog immediately appeared out of nothing as a black steam locomotive materialized out of thin air. The clanking of steel was especially pleasing to the ears in the wilderness. With a chugging sound, black smoke billowed out from the chimney of the steam locomotive. However, Ren Xiaosu was suddenly stunned by what he saw. He carefully counted the carriages behind the steam locomotive. Wang Congyang’s steam locomotive only had four, so why did he have as many as sixteen?