Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Seeing the wharf of smoke, Elvis paused his actions for a short while. Although the smell was very light, it seemed that he could smell the scent of the Flame Devil.
“Hey, don’t stop!” Gu Mengmeng finally managed to see a glimmer of hope. If Elvis stopped, the smoke would be dispersed by the wind.
Seeing how Gu Mengmeng was being so anxious, despite his hesitation, Elvis still continued to rub the wood.
As expected, not long later, a tiny flame could be seen.
Gu Mengmeng was wild with joy as she grinned from ear to ear. She frantically grabbed a bunch of dried leaves and placed them around the tiny flame to stoke the fire even more. Just when victory was nearing them, Gu Mengmeng felt her feet being lifted off the ground and then she was being carried around the waist by Elvis who jumped off the Platform of the Deity’s Punishment in two to three steps. He stared at the tiny flame in furrowed brows, his expression filled with precaution against it.
Not only Elvis, the surrounding males looked like they were facing a mortal enemy and the whole atmosphere became sullen in a second.
“What… what’s wrong?” Gu Mengmeng asked ignorantly.
“The Flame Devil is very dangerous and will occasionally engulf the entire tribe.” Elvis’s expression was very solemn, and he looked like a general who was ready to enter the battlefield anytime.
“Flame Devil?” Gu Mengmeng repeated Elvis’s words in doubt, her big eyes scanning the surroundings in all directions, searching for an enormous monster that could engulf the entire tribe anytime.
Elvis tapped Gu Mengmeng’s little head then raised his chin up towards the direction of the leaves that were on fire at the Platform of the Deity’s Punishment.
Gu Mengmeng pointed at the tiny flame that could be put out anytime, asking in a half serious and half skeptical tone, “The Flame Devil you were referring to, is this?”
“Yeah.” Elvis nodded his head in utmost cautiousness.
Gu Mengmeng stared at it for a long time before she noticed Barete and Quentin kneeling on the platform, not moving a single inch. They looked as if they were dying as heroes for the tribe. Gu Mengmeng was then affirmed that Elvis was not joking.
Damn it, the generation gap was indeed as vast as the Pacific Ocean!
Gu Mengmeng wriggled, trying to jump out of Elvis’s embrace. But Elvis strongly held the belief that the Flame Devil was an extremely dangerous thing and was unwilling to let go no matter what happened. The more Gu Mengmeng wriggled, the tighter Elvis held her.
Gu Mengmeng’s attempt was useless and seeing how the tiny flame that took so much energy to start was about to get put out, she had no choice but to cup Elvis’s face, forcing him to shift his gaze from the tiny flame to her. She tried to make herself appear trust-able and said with the firmest expression she could put on, “That’s not the Flame Devil, that’s fire. As long as you use if appropriately, the entire tribe will benefit.”
“Fire?” Elvis was still frowning, he wanted to believe Gu Mengmeng so badly but he had witnessed how the Flame Devil engulfed an entire beast city with his own eyes. The beast city that had a hundred years of history ended up in ashes and the orcs who escaped by chance were all frightened and could never forget the sky being covered in red light and the brutal scorch for eternity.
Beasts had a natural fear towards fire and Gu Mengmeng knew about it. But, if she slowly continued to disseminate the uses and effects of fire to Elvis, the tiny flame which was not started easily would extinguish entirely.
Ah, Gu Mengmeng was famished.
If the flame was to extinguish, when would she be able to eat roasted rabbit meat?
Platform of the Deity’s Punishment…
An idea flashed in Gu Mengmeng’s mind. She whispered to Elvis, acting mysteriously, “Both the Flame Devil and fire look very similar but they have their differences. Flame Devil is an evil punishing the people while the fire of hope is a good reward to the people. It is the light and warmth bestowed upon everyone by the Beast Deity. If all of you continue treating fire as the Flame Devil, the Beast Deity will definitely be furious.”