Awakening The Weakest Talent: Only I Level Up - Chapter 613
613 Chapter 613 Su Qing’s Self-Sacrifice
Chapter 613 Su Qing’s Self-Sacrifice
A light shield that encircled them burst forth with a brilliant light.
Xu Yuan’s eyes narrowed as a result of the piercing light.
Some squinted, while others placed their hands on their brows to block out the light.
Even so, it made opening their eyes and looking ahead difficult.
Han Xuefei became concerned and exclaimed, “Su Qing, what are you doing? You…”
“She is releasing the power of the elements by burning her life force…” Lu Yu sighed.
Han Xuefei was also aware of this. She was an elemental mage and was familiar with some of the traits of elemental mages.
Elemental mages could give their lives in exchange for an explosion of elemental power, but it wasn’t worth it.
Furthermore, changing the outcome of a battle with a short burst of elemental power was usually difficult. Even before they died, many elemental mages did not self-explode.
Su Qing, however, had done just that. She depleted her life force to release all her light elemental energy to fill the light shield.
Su Qing, suspended in mid-air, no longer resembled a human. Her entire body glowed like a light bulb.
“Lu Yu, Han Xuefei, Xu Yuan…”
“You all… have to live on. We’ll all die if I don’t do this. At least, there is still hope of survival with me doing this…”
Su Qing’s sad voice broke through, shocking Xu Yuan and the others…
“I’ve been unable to contribute much to the team during this time. Even if you don’t say it, I can sense it. Now, allow me to do my part as a team member!”
Su Qing continued to emit light elements as she spoke.
Wang Meng rose to his feet and looked up at Su Qing, who was floating in midair. He slammed his chest and declared, “Su Qing, I, Wang Meng, will remember you for the rest of my life!”
“We will certainly treasure the precious time you have brought us.” Xu Yuan gave Su Qing a solemn look.
“No, you must live on; after all that, and after we have become such wonderful sisters…”
Yun Zirou shouted as she abruptly stood up, walking over to Su Qing.
Han Zuefei came to a halt. “Don’t go. Her surrounding temperature is extremely high. You can’t take that.”
Yun Zirou’s eyes welled up with tears. She wiped them away before lowering her head and sobbing in sorrow.
The sea of fire was rapidly dwindling, and the firewall surrounding them was only three to four meters high.
The light shield had dissipated by this point, and the surrounding flames only burned faintly. It wasn’t like before when the flames constantly attacked them.
Su Qing, floating through the air, lost her light and began to drop.
Han Zuefei quickly raised her hand and used her telekinesis to grab hold of Su Qing before guiding her to land slowly.
Han Xuefei rushed over and took Su Qing in her arms.
The rest of the team gathered quickly and carefully checked up on her.
“Is there still hope? She shouldn’t have used up all her life force, right?” Xu Yuan approached Han Xuefei and inquired.
Han Xuefei pressed her finger against Su Qing’s nose. She closed her eyes, pursed her lips, and shook her head after a while.
“She’s stopped breathing…”
Yun Zirou backed away, muttering in a whisper.
Both Xu Yuan and Wang Meng sighed.
Lu Yu approached and looked at Su Qing. She had not changed since high school, being the reserved girl she was. She would be invisible in the class if she didn’t stand out in appearance.
Lu Yu had always known she was a kind girl.
“Please excuse me.”
Lu Yu approached. His right claw had become his Undead Dragon Claw, and a ball of fire was forming in his palm.
“Are you attempting to transform her into an undead puppet?” Xu Yuan inquired.
“Yeah. We’ll take her back and return her to her family.”
Xu Yuan gave a slight nod. “I see. At the very least, even after she becomes a puppet, her body will be well-preserved, and she will be able to move…”
The fireball ejected from Lu Yu’s palm and began to burn Su Qing.
The dancing flames completely consumed Su Qing’s last traces of life force. She was then transformed into Lu Yu’s undead puppet.
Su Qing stood stiffly on the spot after rising from Han Xuefei’s arms.
Aside from the flames on her body, she appeared to be normal. Lu Yu could also suppress the flames to the point where they only existed inside her body.
Su Qing looked the same as before, except that she was expressionless, unable to speak, and had dull eyes.
Xu Yuan and the rest had mixed feelings as they looked at Su Qing, who stood up again.
“Let’s go. We can return now. Everything that has happened here should be reported.”
Lu Yu continued walking in the direction he had come from.
The remaining flames were quickly extinguished.
The Undead Fire consumed souls, implying that souls were fueling its spread. Because there was nothing but inorganic materials around them, the flames quickly snuffed out.
Lu Yu and the others moved quickly, wanting to escape this wreckage as soon as possible.
Surviving a disaster should have been a joyful experience, but they just couldn’t bring themselves to be happy.
How can Lu Yu be happy about sacrificing his teammate in exchange for the rest?
However, if Su Qing did not do that, they would all perished there.
After weighing the pros and cons, this was the best solution.
Lu Yu raised his right hand repeatedly, attempting to transform it into his Light Dragon Claw.
However, even though it could be changed into something else, it couldn’t be used.
Numerous dark green veins looked like blood vessels wrapped around his Light Dragon Claw. Lu Yu’s Light Dragon Claw looked even worse than his most basic dragon claw.
Their mission yielded excellent results, but the losses were significant…
“Let’s continue forward until we reach a teleportation point. We have to get out of here as soon as possible.”
As Lu Yu spoke, the rest nodded and followed his instructions.
They took out their scrolls and experimented with them every time they advanced a certain distance. They could quickly return to a safe location if they walked through this restriction zone.
When an electrical buzz was heard, Lu Yu grabbed his walkie-talkie.
“How’s the mission coming along?” Qin Yang inquired.
“It’s finished. We were able to destroy their headquarters completely. However, one of us is gone.”
“No way; who is it?”
“Uh… who is it?”
“She’s the one who refuses to speak to you!” Lu Yu expressed his dissatisfaction.
“Oh, I see. That’s unfortunate…”
Lu Yu hung up the walkie-talkie, looked at Su Qing beside him, and sighed deeply.
The sky had already darkened, but Lu Yu and the others continued to stumble forward…
There was almost no light in the surrounding darkness. Even beasts were a rare sight in this desolate wilderness; only loneliness accompanied them while treading along these paths.
Lu Yu returned his gaze to Su Qing, his heart heavy with regret.
Suddenly, Lu Yu became aware that something was wrong.
Su Qing’s body shone dimly in the dim light of the surroundings…