AC Chapter 330

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Chapter 330: Pushing down Kali!

[ Choice 3: Push down the raging Ka Xiaozi ]

This choice had been neglected by Shi Xiaobai from the very beginning because he did not know what ‘raging’ meant. After learning of what it meant, he was obsessed with preventing Kali from raging; therefore, he never thought seriously about this option with the highest reward.

But at this moment in time, Shi Xiaobai felt like he was at the end of his rope.

When he placed all efforts to save everyone, Kali would rage.

When he fought to prevent Kali from raging, the rookies would die because of him.

This choice was like the opposite sides of a coin. Choosing any one side would result in showing the other side’s harsh reality.

Shi Xiaobai was unable to choose between the two cruel realities. Therefore, his eyes finally landed on the third choice.

Choices offered by the Absolute Choice had to possess their own significance.

Shi Xiaobai gradually calmed down.

Pushing down the raging Ka Xiaozi was given provided Ka Xiaozi had raged. But what did pushing her down mean?

What was the point of pushing her?

Shi Xiaobai’s eyes stared intently at the words ‘push down’ as he racked his brains while seriously pondering over it.

Push down…

Push down?

Push down!?

Push down!  

Shi Xiaobai’s eyes lit up!

No matter how dark it was right now, know that the dawn will come.

The simplest answer was always right in front of him!

If pushing down Ka Xiaozi could resolve this impasse, creating a situation which would sacrifice no one, then… it was time to push her down!

Encountering the same scenario an eighth time, anyone would feel some numbness and fatigue towards it. Shi Xiaobai was somewhat depressed, but with the rookies having died horrible deaths in the previous timeline reviving and appearing in front of him, he could not help but feel thankful.

Time had wound back. Everything could be repeated, as such, the tragedy could be rewritten.

Shi Xiaobai finally thought of a solution. He wanted to create an ending without anyone being sacrificed.

However, he first had to make Ka Xiaozi rage.

To Shi Xiaobai, this was definitely an absolutely painful process.

However, Shi Xiaobai was always such a person. Be it when he was saving Little Fatso, when he had to pretend to flatter the calamity fiend, Sahadun, speaking nastily to Little Fatso to the point of beating him up, or how he pretended to appear cold towards the lives of his companions in front of the Thousand Eye Demon Sovereign, Shi Xiaobai had suffered mental anguish. However, he knew that suffering was the route to eventual happiness. As such, he had to gladly endure the hardships.

If he could create an ending with no one sacrificed, Shi Xiaobai was willing to bear the pain no one knew about.

This time, Shi Xiaobai did not knock the farting rookie unconscious. He only restricted his urge of farting.

This time, Shi Xiaobai did not kill the black-robed youth ahead of time, but brought the naked youth back.

Therefore, the scenes of Kali raging repeated exactly as a previous timeline.

The farting youth spat at the dragon’s baby, with everyone killing it which infuriated the dragon. And with Shi Xiaobai’s help, they managed to chase the dragon away.

Immediately following that, Ka Xiaozi suddenly disappeared as everyone fell into the hallucination of Shi Xiaobai being the dragon.

Shi Xiaobai escaped and he did his best to repeat the path and speed of his escape.

When he was pincered by the black-robed youth and the rookies, Shi Xiaobai killed the black-robed youth first to strike fear into the rookies’ hearts.

When he encountered the attacks of the invisible drakes, he could have dodged them all, but he chose to let the drakes bite at him.

When the dragon sneaked up on him, he could have easily dodged, but he blocked in a manner that caused him to remain immobile.

The rookies attacked as light bloomed. Ka Xiaozi, whose hair had turned silverish-white, walked out of the light. She had neutralized all attacks, killed all the drakes and burned the invisible dragon to death.

During all of this, Shi Xiaobai had to endure the pain while forcefully repeating the sequence of events. Everything was like the sixth round without any changes.

All the rookies were saved.

Ka Xiaozi had raged because of him, becoming a fallen pixie.

Just like before, Shi Xiaobai exposed the truth that Kali was Ka Xiaozi. Kali admitted openly and gave a mischievous smile. In order for Shi Xiaobai not to worry over her hair, she pretended to be relaxed.

However, Shi Xiaobai knew that her transformation into a fallen pixie was a mental torment for Kali.

Shi Xiaobai sighed in his heart. A girl who was willing to make the silent sacrifice for him, regardless of how powerful she was, how long her lifespan was, how heavy her responsibilities were, how much he did not deserve her, he had to work hard to stand beside her, or even in front of her.

At this moment in time, Kali’s expression changed slightly as she coldly said, “Trying to escape?”

Kali sensed that the masterminds were about to run, so she was prepared to pursue them.

Up to this point in time, everything was the same as before.

But this time, Shi Xiaobai prevented Kali from leaving. He stretched out his hand to grab Kali’s hand and said softly, “Don’t go first. Follow me.”

Shi Xiaobai pulled Kali towards the inner depths of the woods. Kali was slightly surprised and acknowledged it. She was not worried that the monsters could escape her. She was only eager to take revenge.

But compared to revenge, it was obviously not as important as Shi Xiaobai.

Shi Xiaobai pulled Kali into the woods and soon found an extremely secluded spot.

There were trees all around, with a flat stone being surrounded by trees. It was like a smooth stone bed.

Shi Xiaobai was very pleased with this layout. The place was very hidden, and that large stone bed was as though it was carefully prepared for him.

It was very suitable… to push her down here!

Shi Xiaobai let Kali sit down on the flat rock, and sat down beside her with his shoulder to hers. They were very close and it seemed somewhat intimate.

Kali blushed, but she did not dislike such intimacy.

Shi Xiaobai turned slightly nervous.

Pushing down sounded easy.

However, Shi Xiaobai was unsure if he would really succeed.

Kali said with a light laugh, “You seem… rather nervous? Is there something urgent for you to bring me here?”

Kali clearly never expected Shi Xiaobai to be plotting something with ulterior motives.

Shi Xiaobai took a deep breath and said seriously, “This King knows that there were masterminds behind your sudden disappearance, the hallucination of the rookies, and the reason why the dragon and those monsters attacked This King. And next, you want to seek revenge on those masterminds. With your present strength, it’s probably not difficult, but This King does not wish for that to happen. This King wishes that This King can seek revenge himself!”

Kali was slightly astonished. Looking into Shi Xiaobai’s eyes, she could see the rage and killing intent in them. Shi Xiaobai’s hate for the masterminds had reached an irredeemable state.

Kali sighed gently and said, “Xiaobai, with your present strength, you have no way to fight them for the moment.”

“This King knows.”

Shi Xiaobai’s eyes flickered as he said, “Therefore, This King is planning on borrowing your power.”

Kali was slightly surprised before immediately remembering Shi Xiaobai’s superpower. After a moment of pondering, she whispered, “Didn’t we try previously? It’s unlikely you are able to borrow my power for now.”

Shi Xiaobai shook his head gently and said, “It can be borrowed. It’s just that the… posture wasn’t right the previous time!”

Kali was astounded.

The posture wasn’t right?

Kali immediately recalled how Shi Xiaobai had to use his right hand to place in front of a person’s chest to borrow powers.

Was this the posture needed for borrowing powers?

But what did it mean to have an incorrect posture?

Kali’s face blushed slightly as she whispered, “Then… what posture is needed?”

Shi Xiaobai fell silent and gently grabbed Kali’s shoulders with both hands.

Kali’s heart began to race as she noticed Shi Xiaobai’s eyes as bright as the stars. Her cheeks began to heat up.

Hey… why does this seem to be leading to something odd?

Could it be…

“Ah!?”

Kali exclaimed.

After Shi Xiaobai held her shoulders, he pushed her forcefully onto the giant stone. And with an ambiguous posture, he lay over her body.

Heavens, what posture was this!?

Kali’s body stiffened as she held her breath. With a quivering voice, she said, “We can’t do that… You are still young… Furthermore, didn’t I say before that we can’t do… it?”

Kali’s body trembled. Shi Xiaobai had placed one of his hands on her mosquito bite, while his other hand was placed on her smooth and soft belly that was without any fat.

This…

Was this the legendary ‘foreplay’?

Kali nearly fainted, but reason told her that she had to shout “no” or “stop”.

“Relax, This King is only borrowing your powers.”

Shi Xiaobai’s voice suddenly entered her ears. Kali snapped out of her reverie as she looked up to look into Shi Xiaobai’s eyes. She noticed that his eyes were bright, and his breathing was calm. He looked very composed as well.

Kali fell into a daze and nearly fainted from rage.

Heavens, how can you be so calm while lying above such a beautiful girl?

Hey, my breasts might be small, but they still exist, right?

If your left hand were to move slightly lower, wouldn’t there be the tiniest bit of temptation?

Kali grunted slightly as she grabbed Shi Xiaobai’s back. Their bodies were pulled even more tightly together. She piqued, “Borrow it then, borrow as much as you want! Don’t stand on ceremony with me!”

Kali’s body was very soft. It exuded a fresh fragrance of a virgin, but Shi Xiaobai was obsessed with completing the Absolute Choice, and did not have any unnecessary thoughts.

In fact, Shi Xiaobai was lying, but it was not a complete lie. The reason for this position was not because he wanted to take advantage of her, but neither was it purely to borrow her power.

In fact, Shi Xiaobai had three functions to his superpower.

The first one was borrowing strength. It was as the words meant. As it was borrowing, he needed the consent of the target, and had to return it later.

The second one was forcefully appropriating the powers of others. For example, when Shi Xiaobai extracted Kevin’s powers, it was forceful without need for Kevin’s consent. As long as Shi Xiaobai’s power of the soul could suppress Kevin’s resistance, it was enough. However, such forceful appropriation required him to return the power.

And the third function was the most special. He could directly completely deprive of the other person’s power and use it for himself. There was no need to return it. It was called ‘Power Siphoning’!

If Shi Xiaobai had used Power Siphoning on Mu Yuesheng, Shi Xiaobai would permanently have lightning superpowers, and Mu Yuesheng would lose her lightning superpowers forever.

Different superpowers needed different postures in order to be used. Power Appropriation was the simplest. It just needed one’s strength to suppress the other. As for Power Borrowing, it needed mental dialog. He had to use his right hand to obtain the recognition of the person’s heart, therefore he had to place his right hand on the target’s chest.

Power Siphoning was in general more complicated. In order to siphon the powers of the other person, he needed to conquer that person!

Power Siphoning was clearly a very overbearing and somewhat malevolent power. Furthermore, its usage was very vague. Therefore, Shi Xiaobai had always ignored this ability.

Only when Shi Xiaobai encountered this Absolute Choice did he remember of this superpower.

Push down…

Was the posture of pushing down a girl a form of conquest?

After making such a guess, Shi Xiaobai had pushed down Kali. Of course, it was different from what other gentlemen would be thinking of.

The hands Shi Xiaobai placed on Kali’s chest and tummy suddenly emitted light spontaneously. With a yelp, Kali’s eyes glazed over.

Shi Xiaobai’s consciousness was immediately enveloped by endless light. The light was warm and holy.

Shi Xiaobai was delighted. He had succeeded.

This endless light was Kali’s power and it was free for him to siphon.

As long as he absorbed all this power of light, Shi Xiaobai’s strength would reach a terrifying realm.

However, Shi Xiaobai paid no attention to the power of light. His consciousness roamed the endless light.

Finally, he saw a patch of darkness in front of him.

The darkness was like a small black cloud in the endless expanse in the sky.

In the endless light, this tiny patch of darkness appeared trivial, as inconspicuous as dust. However, Shi Xiaobai could clearly tell that this darkness was spreading, and the speed of its proliferation was accelerating.

Without any hesitation, Shi Xiaobai stretched his consciousness into the darkness!

He wanted to siphon this darkness!

“No!”

The embarrassed and lost Kali finally realized something was wrong as she suddenly opened her eyes.

Tears immediately welled in her eyes.

At this moment, Kali’s hair transformed into a beautiful purple color.

As for Shi Xiaobai’s hair, it had turned a cold silvery-white!

Shi Xiaobai smiled.

He had created a situation where no one was sacrificed except for himself.

It was as simple as that!


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43 thoughts on “AC Chapter 330” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

      1. It was said that after she uses the power of rage, she will become fallen progressively, but as long as shi xiaobai push her down, there is nothing that massage technique of a god can’t resolve!

  1. So the best choice is, self-sacrifice, make Kali rage and suck all the negative power out of her and make her holy again.
    That’s pretty tough to accomplish, but best choice there is.

  2. Finally get to the meaning of this choice. It’s really hard to believe that this is a CN novel with a CN author created this.
    Thanks for the chapter.


  3. The author drags on for a few chapters for fillers, yet SXB’s power’s explanation comes out of nowhere.

    Isn’t he supposed to be pretty much clueless about it? It seems his understanding is pretty thorough right now.

    And although it’s unconfirmed, I hope the author didn’t make SXB stupid enough to pick option 3. We’ve seen that he is willing to abuse AC to a certain degree… now if he tries option 3 without properly testing his theory by picking option 1 and then killing himself to reset, that’s kinda stupid.

    I didn’t use to think so much about the author’s pacing and skipping certain important things to maintain a good pace; but the A/N on recent chapters has me focusing on it quite a bit =\

    1. When was it said that he was clueless about it? He just did not mention clearly what he knew from his Awakening dream after Riko helped him. Firstly, because it should be kept mostly a secret. Secondly, he does not want to steal powers.
      We have already seen what has happened in the first two choices, so Choice 3 is pretty much the only thing that he can try now.

      1. Firstly, I said he should pick Choice 1, experiment with “pushing down Kali”, and then once he confirms what happens, go broke with Choice 3. By going for Choice 3 immediately, he’s risking a lot… I didn’t say he shouldn’t go for Choice 3.

        And about the other thing: no. I said “pretty much”, because the alternate method is supposed to be vague. It’s actually less vague than most superpowers in most stories. Most obvious comparison is Guilty Crown. See how different aspects MC’s superpower was revealed in that? SXB is facing none of that so far, despite supposedly having lost his chance at getting a full intuitive understanding of his superpower. But at this point, author is adding bits to his powers on the fly, and using that ‘vagueness’ as a cover to not make exact limitations…

        Now is this a bad thing? Not necessarily.
        I might not have been very clear, but I was commenting more on that the author is disregarding many aspects which he could expand on. Compared to that, he kept talking about how he’s not going to have fillers, while he then adds filler that does nearly nothing for anything. Like SXB carrying Kali to the scene, which imo didn’t really add much character development to either of them. It was 99% filler…

        Now if he ‘wasted’ chapters by making SXB extremely meticulous and abusing AC’s time rewind; that’s doing something, even if it slows down the pace and may be considered filler-ish. Slowly expanding on SXB’s superpower can also be done in various ways. What author is doing is the simplest: an info dump on the fly. Again, not really bad, just that he pulled my focus toward the fact that he added filler chapters despite saying he’s going to avoid doing so; when he has all these other things he could have done.

        Heck, he could’ve just progressed with the main plot… that was always an option.

        And just to make it very clear for you.
        I’m not criticizing his writing per se. But more that his post-chapter notes can be quite annoying. With releases coming out so fast for AC, slow paced chapters don’t matter as much. It’s just that his A/N is bringing into focus the inconsistency between his words and action.

        1. So, I’m going to say this based on what I understand what you are saying(Please note that none of this is said in anger, despise, etc.). This plot is somewhat like a detective or mystery plot. Say if SXB in 5 chapters found out that levels lords were abusing their powers, found out what was happening, got everyone to safety, then saved Kali and siphoned her corruption giving absolutely no explanation on how he found out just that he “thought” of it, people would say he was rushing or something like that(Sorry for such a long sentence). To clarify your complaints, if he shortened it, majority would complain about it being too rushed, not explaining well enough, and most likely people would then start to pick at plot points or plot holes. Remember, I’m not the author so I don’t know how he thinks, but based off of what you’re saying, and my somewhat understanding of books(Not exactly expert), the “filler” needs to be there to explain to people why this happened or how he got there. Have you seen an anime called re:zero? It’s kind of like that, except the whole plot isn’t based around it.

          1. The way I see it, both will garner complaints, but one is logical while the other isn’t. But this isn’t a big issue, imo. The illogical-ness of it all can be understood as him trying his best to keep things concise, as you’ve mentioned.

            However, given that the author puts in fillers randomly, the fact that he rushed through this part makes his pacing inconsistent.

            That’s the bigger problem for me. The inconsistency. He is willing to have fillers that add little to the story, but at the same time he rushes through important plot points.

            And to elaborate on why I disagree with how the author picks fillers… Him abusing AC could be construed as dragging out the story. But it’s somewhat understandable if considered as prudence.

            Him training in the sword, experimenting with his superpowers with Rika, talking with Kali about her past, these build to something.

            But he does do fillers that are almost completely irrelevant to anything. The part where he carried Kali through the level. No characterization; no interesting interactions. The part where he trained Kevin; the author would have to pull off a lot of bullshit to make Kevin’s strength relevant in the long run… Stuff like this makes his pacing just horrible.

          2. P.S.

            Oh, and just to elaborate.
            I’m not saying the author shouldn’t try to add depth to side characters like Kevin.

            It’s just that even after the supposed character-building, Kevin’s character is still more shallow than shower water… Same goes for a lot of the characters introduced so far.

            Early on, they at least added comedic value, and the guy who had no superpower but high talent in cultivation, for example, had some depth at least. But it’s headed more and more to the point where all the other characters do is fawn over SXB; and it’s getting worse and worse that now even most of the supposed greatest talents among humans are just there to praise SXB, being irrelevant aside from that. And there’s not even any comedy attached to it anymore.

            Remember how SXB did a speech about there being no talented people, just strong people? That was somewhat interesting, and quite funny despite being so predictable. It was made to “wow” the side characters and show off SXB, but it wasn’t only that. It’s this kind of content that I so sorely miss from AC.

          3. Could not reply to you for some reason. Well, I guess you are right. Though I could still argue that this is near the end of an “arc” so persistence wouldn’t be as good as say the beginning or middle. Or the fact that if it is important to story is arguable and also opinionated. So, rather than arguing about something opinion based, let’s just agree on the fact that both me and you, we’re not the author so we have no idea what’s going on in this crazy and absurd guy’s head.

  4. I dont think i wouldve thought of this, lol. If i was trapped in this time loop i probably wouldve fought like a madman for a few thousand loops until i could kill the masterminds and free kali. Then you go back to the start and kill them right off the bat, no stampede, no illusion, just dead level lords.

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