BTFTLIAW – Chapter 1919


Chapter 1919 – Slowest Thought Process

Laura and the others were currently looking through the financial statements of the Perfection Shop. They were already used to Zhao Hai’s absences due to seclusion. Although Zhao Hai’s retreat this time had been a bit longer, it didn’t affect them at all. They continued doing what they had to do and weren’t bothered by it.

Zhao Hai’s wives were also cultivators. It was impossible for them to be as anxious as ordinary people. They had all the time in the world, so they didn’t mind Zhao Hai taking a bit longer in his seclusion.

At this time, Laura and the others felt a powerful aura inside the room. This aura gave them a feeling of warmth.

When they turned their heads and saw Zhao Hai, they immediately stood up. Laura looked at Zhao Hai and said, “Brother Hai, you’re out. What’s the matter with your aura? Why does it feel different?”

Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Haha. I just finished communicating with the sun. Of course I’ll become like this. I’ll rest up once more before proceeding to the other elements.”

Laura nodded, “Alright, you should rest well. Brother Hai, which element are you planning to communicate with next time?”

Zhao Hai replied, “I’m going for metal next. I plan to communicate with the five elements first before moving on to other materials. All things have the aspect of the five elements. Once I communicate with the five elements, the other materials should be easier to do.”

Laura nodded and then said, “However, communicating with metal will be more difficult. It’s extremely solid and immobile.”

Zhao Hai nodded, then he smiled faintly and said, “Communicating with metal is just the beginning. My final goal is to communicate with this.” After speaking, Zhao Hai took out a mass of silver metal in his hand.

Seeing this, Laura stared. Then she immediately understood what Zhao Hai meant. “You want to communicate with liquid silver? But Brother Hai, is liquid silver really a metal?”

Zhao Hai replied, “Liquid silver’s core might not be metal, but don’t forget that it’s mostly made up of metal alloys. However, I expect that it would be harder to communicate with it compared to other metals.”

Laura nodded, “Alright. Brother Hai, how long are you planning to rest?”

Zhao Hai thought about it for a moment and said, “It should only be a few days. I feel very good right now. Not only has my strength increased, my communication with the sun made by spiritual force much stronger. Most importantly, my mental state is more stable than before. I want to test out what else I acquired.”

Laura nodded. When it comes to practice, she has nothing to talk about with Zhao Hai. In any case, they were happy that Zhao Hai’s strength has increased once more.

Zhao Hai stayed in the Space for a few days as he practiced and paid attention to the Soaring Dragon Realm. In fact, apart from the Soaring Dragon Realm, there was no other place worthy of his attention. After being in the Soaring Dragon Realm, Tie Zhantian and the others had developed a set of guidelines on how to survive. They were also able to see if a task was dangerous or not before accepting. This increased their survival rate. Once in a while, they would also rest inside cities to recover.

Seeing this, Zhao Hai was relieved. Then after going out to explore with Laura and the others, Zhao Hai began his communication with metal.

The metal element has the most powerful offensive strength among all other abilities. Zhao Hai believed that he would obtain great benefits once he understood metal.

And like his previous approaches, Zhao Hai began with the simplest metal. Naturally, the most simple and common metal was pig iron. [1]

Currently in front of Zhao Hai was a huge chunk of pig iron. The chunk was large. It was a cube of 2 meters per side.

Zhao Hai slowly activated his consciousness. With his experience with wood and fire, he wasn’t as anxious to immediately integrate with the pig iron. He must first get an initial view of the pig iron first before trying to integrate with it.

In Zhao Hai’s opinion, things like iron and stone were lifeless and must have very slow thinking speed. Therefore, he was prepared to handle the difficulty of communicating with it.

And as Zhao Hai thought, lifeless objects like metals and stones had extraordinarily slow thinking speed. As his thinking process slowed down, Zhao Hai felt that this thinking speed was slower than when he communicated with the bread tree. 

Zhao Hai continued to slow his thinking speed down until he felt that his thinking speed had reached the speed of a natural creation. Like a lightning that burnt a tree down. It was a fire formed by a force of nature, so this fire had no thought at all.

However, metal was far slower than that. Naturally produced metal was very scarce. Metals like pig iron were mostly created by humans. Since it was created by humans, pig iron contained human aspects to it. This made it easier for Zhao Hai to communicate with it.

Once he reached this point, Zhao Hai was relieved. Then he began to seriously understand the nature of pig iron.

When Zhao Hai finally withdrew his thoughts from the pig iron, he found that the pig iron he was communicating with had moss growing on it. Zhao Hai couldn’t help but bitterly smile. He expected it to be like this. The pig iron was slower than the bread tree. Although he didn’t feel like he spent a long time integrating with the pig iron, he knows that a long time has passed outside.

After looking at the timer beside him, Zhao Hai was given a shock. It took him five years to communicate with the pig iron.

Five years? Zhao Hai couldn’t believe it. He felt that he only communicated with the pig iron for a few days. How could five years already pass? However, he knew that the timer wouldn’t lie to him. He really did communicate with the pig iron for five years.

Zhao Hai let out a long breath as he smiled bitterly. Then his figure appeared in the villa. But when he looked around him, the villa was empty aside from Meg and Cai’er. Zhao Hai immediately asked, “Cai’er, where did Laura and the others go?”

Seeing Zhao Hai come back, Cai’er and Meg became relieved. Then Cai’er replied, “Young Master, you’re back. It’s nothing, there’s just something wrong with the Perfection Shop. Sister Laura and the others went out to deal with it.”

Zhao Hai stared, then he asked, “Problems?”

Cai’er smiled bitterly and said, “The Perfection Shop’s business is doing so well that several powers teamed up to snatch the shops from us. Once Sister Laura and the others knew about it, they took some Undead and fought back.” Then she gestured towards the screen.

Zhao Hai looked at the screen and saw Laura and the others commanding the Undead to fight the cultivators of a certain realm. The battle was very intense. These powers were naturally quite strong. It won’t be possible for Laura and the others to solve this matter in a short time.

Seeing this, Zhao Hai’s complexion sank. He coldly snorted and said, “My body happens to feel stiff. I’ll go and take a look.” Not long after he said that, he appeared beside Laura.

Laura and the others were currently inside a room as they commanded the Undead to battle. The Perfection Shop also has subordinates in this plane. These subordinates were all local. If Laura and the others didn’t show up on time, these native subordinates wouldn’t have been able to hold on. After all, these local cultivators weren’t martyrs. If they lose their morale, they would certainly collapse.

Laura knew that if they wanted the Perfection Shops to develop, then they would need the help of the locals. Totally depending on the Undead wasn’t the correct approach. It was because of this that they showed up in order to help the shop’s local subordinates. They weren’t in danger either. Hu Wei and his troops were on standby to protect them. With a thousand immortal-level Undead present, there was no force in the realm that could pose a threat to Laura and the others.

Laura and the others currently had frosty expressions on their faces. All of them sat in place without saying a word. The Perfection Shop’s development has been very rapid and the number of its locations kept increasing. With the rate it was progressing, it would inevitably step on the toes of some huge powers. Besides the Great Realm of Cultivation and the Heavenly Demon Realm, the Perfection Shop’s position in the other realms wasn’t very stable. More and more people began to look at the shops with a covetous gaze.

Although Laura and the others made some arrangements, it was impossible for them to defend everything. Laura and the others already expected this particular realm to make a move, but they didn’t expect them to move this soon. A lot of people worked together to amass enough strength to deal with the Perfection Shop. If it weren’t for the Undead, these people would have been unstoppable.

Laura and the others didn’t expect so many people to attack them. Although the business of the Perfection Shop was getting bigger and bigger, its services mainly focused on refining artifacts and making pills. It might have encroached on some benefits, but it wasn’t much. After all, sects would always prefer to use their own refiners and pill-makers. Cultivators could also get a huge discount if they use the services of their sects. Unless they have no other choice or were rogue cultivators, people wouldn’t use the Perfection Shop. 

In the past five years, the Perfection Shop only caused the sects to lose a little bit of their benefits. Normally, this much wouldn’t attract so much attention. However, the situation has evolved into a huge matter. Almost all powers of the realm attacked the Perfection Shop. This was the reason why Laura and the others were unable to anticipate the scale of the attack.

In the beginning, Laura and the others didn’t understand what was going on. But before long, they began to understand. These people attacked them not because of the benefits that the Perfection Shop stole. Instead, it was because these people were looking at the materials that the Perfection Shop had. They were after the origin of the Perfection Shop’s resources.

The Perfection Shop has materials that could only be found on other realms. It was impossible for these powers to be unaware of it. When they found out, they immediately knew what this meant. The Perfection Shop has means to communicate with other planes. This naturally caused the powers of the realm to be envious. Not only could they gain benefits when getting in touch with other realms, they could also invade it if possible.

This was the reason why Laura and the others were angry. These people were planning to completely take over the Perfection Shop. But these people were dreaming. Laura and the others, who had nothing else to do, decided to play around with them. They want to give this realm a huge and bloody lesson. 

While Laura and the others were paying attention to the battlefield, a voice was suddenly heard, “I didn’t expect this to happen. But I happen to be itching for a fight right now.”

  1. Also known as crude iron. Wikipedia


5 thoughts on “BTFTLIAW – Chapter 1919

  1. Along with the power of the slap of will smith. Yay new bait!!
    Thank you for the new chapter and thanks terence for the baittt!!!

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