Chapter 5: Lightning Tears Through the Sky, the Blood Moon Hangs High in the Sky
Everyone in the country thought that the richest man in Longjiang City spent a huge sum of money to build a shelter for fun. No one even considered that the world as they knew it was coming to an end.
Even if Gu Changqing had announced it to the world, very few people would believe him. 𝓯𝓻𝒆𝒆𝙬𝒆𝓫𝓷𝓸𝒗𝒆𝙡.𝓬𝓸𝓶
May 31st, 11 PM.
The shelter was brightly lit, but it looked deserted.
Gu Changqing and Zhang Hu were drinking tea and chatting on the balcony.
The night sky was dotted with stars and illuminated by the moon. It was calm, showing no sign of what was coming.
"Boss, I'm so excited!" Zhang Hu said after taking a sip from the teacup. He could barely contain his excitement. He lit a cigarette and inhaled deeply.
Zhang Hu was an orphan. When Gu Changqing was 17 years old, he was almost kidnapped. It was Zhang Hu, who was 16 at that time, who risked his life to protect him. From then on, he treated Zhang Hu as his brother.
"The era of peace and order is about to end, and chaos is about to descend on the world. The countdown has started," Gu Changqing said with a wicked smile on his face. He placed a cigarette between his lips, and Zhanghu lit it for him.
"Boss, it's a pity that we didn't get weapons," Zhang Hu said regretfully.
Gu Changqing said, "They're useless to us…"
"Is that so? No wonder you didn't procure any weapons," Zhang Hu said. He did not doubt Gu Changqing at all.
Time passed by quickly as the duo chatted. In just a blink of an eye, it was already 11.55 PM.
At this moment, Wang Rong walked over with a plate of fruits. Her husband had committed suicide by jumping off a building. Now that he was gone, she was alone; she had no children. Previously, after she returned to Gu Changqing's house, he had told her to get a tattoo.
Apart from Wu Rui's family of three, Wang Rongg and all 108 of Zhanghu's men had tattoos, or what would soon be known as divine runes.
Wang Rong placed the plate on the coffee table and reminded Gu Changqing to eat in a low voice.
Gu Changqing plucked a grape and put it into his mouth before he said, "Tonight will be a sleepless night for many."
Wang Rong naturally did not understand the meaning behind Gu Changqing's words. She only said, "I'll take my leave first."
Gu Changqing nodded. "Go."
Zhang Hu took a puff from his cigarette. His eyes were glued to the countdown timer on his phone at this moment. All of a sudden, he said, "Boss, 58 seconds left."
Gu Changqing sighed lightly. A new era was about to dawn in less than a minute.
Zhang Hu counted down, "10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1!"
A blood-red lightning bolt lit up the entire sky as an explosion that sounded as though the sky was falling rang in the air.
"F*ck!" Zhang Hu exclaimed, jumping up in fear.
Zhang Hu was not the only one. At this moment, 7 billion people all over the world were frightened and shocked by the thunderclap. Some with weak hearts even died from the sudden shock.
The mysterious blood-red lightning bolt lit cast the entire world with a red light.
When the lightning bolt disappeared, the originally bright moon was now replaced by a strange blood-red moon.
Suddenly, Zhang Hu screamed and fell to the ground, rolling from side to side. "Boss! My head feels like it's going to explode! The tattoos on my body feel hot. It's so hot. It feels like they are going to tear my body apart!"
Zhang Hu's were bloodshot as he hugged his head tightly. He kept screaming as though it was the only way to relieve his pain. The Black Tiger tattoo on his back and the Demon King tattoo on his chest seemed as though they were trying to break free of his body. Unable to endure it any longer, he finally fainted.
Gu Changqing was just about to step forward to help Zhang Hu when he suddenly coughed up a large mouthful of blood.
'Damn it! I didn't expect it to be so fast!'
Gu Changqing staggered. There were eleven distinct powers rampaging in his mind; it was as though they were trying to tear his head apart. His eyes turned bloodshot as he groaned in pain. However, his groans of pain soon turned into roars. It was so painful that he could not help but hit his head against the wall.
"Damn it, so fast?"
Gu Changqing's body staggered, and there were eleven incomparably violent spiritual powers raging in his mind, as if they wanted to tear his head apart. His eyes were instantly bloodshot, and he couldn't help but groan. In the end, he couldn't help but roar and hit his head hard on the wall.
The Black Dragon on his left arm, the White Tiger on his right arm, the Qilin on his chest, the Asura on his back, Sun Wukong on his left buttock, Nezha on his right buttock, the Grim Reaper on his left leg, Rahu on his right leg, the skull on the back of his left hand, the King of Hell on the back of his right hand, and the blood spear between his brows burned intensely on his body.
Gu Changqing's legs weakened, and he fell to the ground. His eyes were bleeding, his bones were breaking, and wounds of various shapes and sizes riddled his body. In just a moment, he was completely drenched in blood.
Suddenly, the blood spear between his brows flashed with a red light, and he felt his skull cracking.
In just a few breaths, Gu Changqing was already on the verge of death.
All of a sudden, the sound of roars rang in the air. They were from the Black Dragon, the White Tiger, and the Qilin on Gu Changqing's body.
Gu Changqing trembled violently as he continued to bleed profusely.
'Am I going to die?'
Gu Changqing was in despair. He thought he vaguely saw a black dragon circling the sky, a tiger roaring, a Qilin swallowing the sky, the Grim Reaper looking down on him, an Asura laughing coldly, Sun Wukong; the Great Sage of Heaven, and Nezha smiling mockingly, a skull laughing, and the King of Hell and the high and mighty Rahu looking at him disdainfully as though he was an ant.
"Was it too much? Am I going to die from this?"
Gu Changqing smiled bitterly as he continued to bleed. He had been reborn with great ambitions, and he did not expect such an outcome. He was filled with unwillingness, but he could not help but close his eyes.
All of a sudden, the strange mark on Gu Changqing's right palm flashed with a weak grayish-white light before lighting up his body. Following that, a miraculous scene appeared.
Gu Changqing who was fatally injured and on the brink of death suddenly began to recover at a rapid speed.
Subsequently, the eleven tattoos on his body suddenly shone before they manifested outside of his body. They looked cold, cruel, bloodthirsty, and evil. In just a blink of an eye, they returned to his body as though they were willing to submit to him.