No Hero V7C9: Rapidly, Godspeed

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No Hero Volume 7: The End, the Beginning, Part One

Original novel in Chinese by: 御我(Yu Wo)


The Ninth Step Toward the End: Rapidly, Godspeed—translated by Raylight (proofread by Minthe & Trespasserby; C/E edited by Taffygirl13 & lucathia)

There were three boxes on the floor above—the truth was, there were over a thousand boxes, but only these three were specially arranged in the center. Even the countertops that they were placed on looked fancier than the others. Could these be a trap, with the actual goods stored elsewhere?

“That’s possible.” Ezart did not refute the idea that it might be a trap. He continued, “These are a bit heavy, so we can bring back at most seven or eight of them.”

They actually can’t be opened? I still have other things that I want to take and cannot just take eight boxes at random, not knowing what’s inside!

“So what? Adventuring is a gamble in the first place. You bet both your luck and life!” Ezart’s words were really starting to make more and more sense to me… Hm?

“What’s wrong?”

Nothing really, just spotted something familiar.

The box in the center had the same designs as “that book,” and the keyhole in the box on the left also seemed to…

I’ll bet on it!
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No Hero V7C8: Pandora, Box of

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No Hero Volume 7: The End, the Beginning, Part One

Original novel in Chinese by: 御我(Yu Wo)


The Eighth Step Toward the End: Pandora, Box of—translated by Raylight (proofread by Trespasserby; C/E edited by Taffygirl13 & lucathia)

Three hours? I wish to stay here for three years!

“You might as well stay here your whole life, and then bury yourself here!” Ezart roared, “Three hours! Not a single second more. By the way, time was ticking away during our conversation, so you already wasted fifteen seconds!”

Damn! What exactly should I look for?

There are so many things here, and each and every one of them appears to be precious research material. How could I possibly make a choice between all these—

“Ah Shou, Ah Shou! I’m calling you!”

What?

I glanced left and right, but I did not see any trace of Ezart.

“Look up!”

When I looked up, I saw Ezart standing above me, waving his hand. I was flabbergasted and asked, “How did you get up there?”

“By pressing random buttons.”

That answer would make anyone vomit blood. Aren’t you scared of pressing something that will cause the whole laboratory to instantly self-destruct?

“I only pressed the buttons on the counter and the wall. Who would put the self-destruction button outside? Wouldn’t they be worried that they would press it by accident?”

That is true. Doesn’t science always develop in the direction of intuition and simplicity? It appears that this held true for this laboratory, too.

It seems that even though I have studied to the point of becoming a professor, I still cannot match up to Ezart.

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No Hero V7C7: Lion, A Different Kind

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No Hero Volume 7: The End, the Beginning, Part One

Original novel in Chinese by: 御我(Yu Wo)


The Seventh Step Toward the End: Lion, A Different Kind—translated by Raylight (proofread by Trespasserby; C/E edited by Taffygirl13 & lucathia)

“Unbelievable!”

The whole exploration team started dancing in excitement, myself included. Only Ezart was extraordinarily calm, keeping his cool as he surveyed the area for danger as per usual.

I asked him in disbelief, “Don’t you think that everything in front of your eyes is absolutely incredible? We went into an ancient tomb, yet we are seeing technology that far surpasses the current age!”

“Hah? Of course it’s unbelievable! But I’ve seen plenty more unbelievable things. If you want to continue being awed by it, then first you got to stay alive!”

In that moment, I felt great respect for the man. As expected, I had also fallen into the trap of stereotyping someone, and had subconsciously regarded him as a coarse person with great fighting skills. I had truly been too foolish. Really, no one at Ri Xiang Ye’s side could be a simple person.

“What exactly do you want? There’s too many things here, and the journey back is very treacherous. If you don’t have a death wish, then you shouldn’t carry anything too heavy, so we can’t bring much with us.” As he spoke, he gave a vicious glare at the rest of the team, stopping them from clearing out the whole place.

I looked at the whole laboratory—my sole wish was to spend a year or so here. “How much time do I have to look around?”

Ezart frowned as he answered, “I’ll give you three hours, and then we’re scramming!”

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No Hero V7C6: Self Destruction, By One’s Own Hand

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No Hero Volume 7: The End, the Beginning, Part One

Original novel in Chinese by: 御我(Yu Wo)


The Sixth Step Toward the End: Self-Destruction, By One’s Own Hand—translated by Raylight (proofread by Minthe & Trespasserby; C/E edited by Taffygirl13 & lucathia)

Take a deep breath… deep breath, at least I’m still alive!

As for experimental subjects, there are bound to be plenty in this place!

I put my arm around Ezart’s shoulders, which was quite difficult to achieve. After all, he was a lot taller than the average human.

“Ezart, next time remember to leave at least two for me to observe, got it?” I emphasized the two words “got it.”

The other scratched his head as he muttered, “If it weren’t for the fact that An Te Qi doesn’t know the art of disguise, I would have thought you were that guy… Besides, why two? Even for An Te Qi, one is enough. You’re even more troublesome than him!”

“I didn’t even ask you for two males and two females! I’m an anthropologist, specializing in researching behavior patterns. If there is only one left, I would not be able to research their interactions with each other.” I was a little curious and asked, “But who exactly is this An Te Qi that you speak of?”

“He’s a weirdo doctor, and the kind who likes to dissect stuff for research.”

“I don’t really enjoy cutting up stuff.” At most, I just like stabbing.

“Both of you love ‘research.’ It’s just that he likes to play with the dead ones and you like the live ones.”

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No Hero V7C5: Paradise, the Ideal City

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No Hero Volume 7: The End, the Beginning, Part One

Original novel in Chinese by: 御我(Yu Wo)


The Fifth Step Toward the End: Paradise, the Ideal City—translated by Raylight (proofread by Trespasserby; C/E edited by Taffygirl13 & lucathia)

“Guess we’re going to die, right?”

Ezart lazily raised a lamp, saying, “That is, if I’d forgotten to bring a UV lamp. This thing is seriously heavy as hell, so I really didn’t want to bring it, but lots of stuff living in caves are frightened by it. It’s even more useful than a cannon!”

You’re really quite something. The money spent to hire you was really not wasted!

Ezart raised his ultra-violet lamp with a fierce expression. That gave me a very bad feeling…

“At least leave one for me to experiment on!” I immediately seized the moment to shout out.

Boom—

With a flash of the light, the rapidly approaching night race instantly turned to ash, even those that were only partially shone on.

It was truly the most perfect failure.

Not even a single one was left.
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