Monster Pet Evolution - Chapter 168
Chapter 168 – A Shadow In The Training Center
Chapter 168: A Shadow in the Training Center
Gao Peng checked Flamy’s attributes. Unsurprisingly, both Flamy’s ability and characteristics were changed. His true potential was unlocked.
The first passive ability was easy to understand, but Gao Peng was unsure about the active ability.
[Monster Name]: Flaming Red Crane
[Monster Level]: Level 21
[Monster Grade]: Perfect
[Monster Attribute]: Fire
[Special characteristic]: Fire Feather (Passive effect: The feathers increase resistance against fire. Active ability: The feathers can leave the body and fly towards the enemy. The feathers will ignite after combining with the elements in the air and cause an explosion.)
[Requirements for Promotion to Epic Grade]: 500 Jin of Burning Heaven Crystals, three or more Prime Mystery Fruit, Fire Marrow Pulp.
It only said the feathers exploded, but it didn’t say how powerful the blast was. The blast didn’t come from the feather itself, but from combining what was in the feather and what was in the air. This should mean that the explosion should be quite big. However, the training center was not a suitable place to test it out. It wouldn’t be good to start a fire.
The only downside was that this ability would use up the feathers on Flamy’s body. If this ability was used too often… Gao Peng couldn’t help but feel a tremble in his heart when he imagined a bald crane flying in the air.
Flamy was flying recklessly in the air, feeling happy, completely unaware of what was going through his master’s head.
Gao Peng lifted up his head to look at Flamy’s figure. His lips pursed to the side.
When Flamy first came to Gao Peng, he had a look of great bitterness. As if the world had abandoned him. He only thought about having his revenge. Although vengeance was a motivation, living in hatred would make life a bit too difficult.
Why couldn’t one smile while taking one’s revenge? Making oneself wallow in misery and hate would mean falling into the trap of one’s enemy.
Gao Peng didn’t want Flamy to get rid of his hatred for his enemies, but he didn’t want him to live in bitterness, either.
Flamy being happy every day. This was something Gao Peng should ensure as a monster trainer.
“Flamy, did you know that the figure you were in when you got promoted will be your permanent figure?” Gao Peng said loudly to Flamy.
Flamy, who was flying joyously, suddenly became stiff. It was fortunate that he didn’t hit one of the poles. A look of terror couldn’t help but appear on Flamy’s tiny face. The more he thought about it, the deeper he fell into despair.
He started to whine in despair.
“Hahaha, I’m just messing with you.” Gao Peng laughed when he saw Flamy’s reaction.
Flamy trained for another dozen minutes or so to familiarize himself with his new form. He was then called to leave by Gao Peng. At the same time, Gao Peng also said to Dumby, who was weight training, “Let’s go Dumby.”
There were dozens of iron sandbags tied to Dumby’s body. He held giant dumbbells in both his left and right hands. He nodded silently and threw the giant dumbbells on the ground. The earth let out a dull bang.
Dumby took the rest of the iron sandbags off his body and followed his master out of the training center.
The training center got quiet again, and the air started to turn stale.
The sky had darkened.
A period of time passed, and then a board in the corner of the training center started to move. It was then pushed aside. The backside of a small head could be seen.
There were walls on the three sides of the training center. The only exit led to the staff quarters and this branch’s warehouse. Going forward were some of the company’s factories. The location of the training center was very remote, so very few people came here.
So why was it that the equipment in the training center looked so worn out?
Gao Peng stood quietly behind a bunch of dense trees. He looked at the board that was pushed aside. From it came a blood red colored rat. Or at least, it should have been blood red. It was so dirty that the color had turned to reddish brown, and the fur on its fingers was clumped up.
The first thing the rat did was sniff the air. It then recoiled its neck in fear. Its eyes showed a very human-like expression of anxiety. It then turned in Gao Peng’s direction and sniffed in suspicion. It didn’t detect anything.
It then let out a few squeaks towards the wall.
After a while, a little boy climbed out of the wall.
The boy’s hair was very dirty, and his face was, too. His clothes were very simple, and there were a few small holes in them. What was striking about him were his extremely bright eyes.
After climbing out, the boy looked over in the direction of the staff quarters. He let out a sigh of relief after confirming that there was no one there.
He then ran over to the corner of the training center and equipped the rat with some training equipment. The rat then started to run nimbly across the training center. From its familiarity with the training center, one could tell that it had been training here for a long time.
Whether it was from the exertion of power from its movements or its healthy body, every time it moved, its muscles would start to flex.
The boy trained for an hour straight. It wasn’t a long period of time, but perhaps because of a lack of nutrients, the blood red rat’s movements started to slow. It panted as it slowly came to a stop.
The boy walked toward the blood red rat and took off the training equipment. He then placed the equipment back in its original locations. He went to the corner of the center, picked up a broom and a dustpan, and started to clean the training center. Finally, he picked up a mop and mopped the whole place clean.
For a young boy, this sort of work was quite tiring. He was covered in sweat when he finished cleaning. The little boy bowed three times in the direction of the staff quarters, took the rat, and sprinted away through the hole in the corner of the walls.
Gao Peng suddenly remembered what Wang Liang said to him. The people who were dissatisfied with their condition in Baiye had already worked hard and left Baiye District. The ones who were left were just muddling through life without any expectations towards life.
It seemed that wasn’t true for all of them…
There would always be those who were born in hell, but wanted to move towards the light.
They would be full of life even when living in a difficult situation.
The little boy crawled through the wall and put up the board again. He almost hit something when he stood up. He moved backward and almost fell to the ground.
When he looked up, he saw a huge figure blocking his way.
A faint flame could be seen clearly in the dark.
The little boy’s eyes widened. The blood red rat who was standing behind him suddenly slammed forward and showed his fangs to Dumby.
“How long have you been coming here?” Gao Peng asked the little boy, walking out behind Dumby.
The little boy stiffened up in an instant. His whole body froze. He lowered his head and dared not look at Gao Peng. He muttered, “I’ve… I’ve… been coming here for half a year.”
“Let’s just forget about this. Don’t come through the hole in the future,” Gao Peng said.
“I understand. Thank you, brother.” The little boy’s voice was as soft as a mosquito.
“Come through the front door next time. I will have someone make you an identity card.” Gao Peng turned around and left. “Come in the day tomorrow. Say that Gao Peng told you to come.”