"Your willpower is truly strong," There was a crack in the dark space overhead, and a voice that sounded identical to Gao Peng's rang out. "What is it that you are unwilling to give up? Your wish was to protect the people you wanted to protect. I've protected them for you; I've protected your world. What are you dissatisfied with?"
"Heh heh... Because I'm a greedy and annoying person." In the dark space, Gao Peng raised his head, his eyes bloodshot. "Who are you? Why do you look exactly like me?"
"Me?" The dark space suddenly glowed with soft warm light, and a door opened. Someone who looked identical to Gao Peng, except that he seemed to be a different age, stepped into the space wearing dark gold robes.
"Because I am you."
"Are you my split personality? Body separation? My clone?" Gao Peng stared at him closely.
"No, no, no, no. I'm another you, a you that is from another world, but my strength is slightly stronger than yours." The man in front of him gave a small but warm smile.
The man snapped his fingers, and a chair appeared behind Gao Peng.
"Come on, sit down. I know you're full of questions."
Gao Peng sat down and said nothing.
"The world is huge, bigger than you could ever imagine. There is another you in each world. We're like twins from the same mother, but our relationship is even closer than that of brothers; in essence, we are one."
Gao Peng's eyes twinkled. "So you want to kill yourself in this other world?"
"No, I don't kill. I'm different from those brutish people. I pay attention to your feelings and wishes. When you're in despair, when you're in pain, when you're angry that you don't have enough strength—" The man in front of him snapped his fingers. "I will come."
"I'll help you fulfill your wishes. You just need to be one with me."
"So that was the case... No wonder the gold finger mentioned that I was special," thought Gao Peng.
"I think you still have unfulfilled wishes, so you can return. Contact me when you have thought things through," said the person in front of him leisurely.
"You're seriously going to let me return?" Gao Peng's eyes twinkled.
"Yes. After all, I am a kind person."
A gate made of white light appeared before Gao Peng.
At the last instant, after Gao Peng stepped through the glowing gate, he heard a faint voice. "I forgot to tell you that the flow of time in this space is very slow compared to the outside world, so..."
"How long has it been?" Gao Peng stared at the scene before him.
A dark green patterned Thunder Marbled Dragon that was over 300 feet tall was strolling on a well-paved road. There was a lightweight box made of metal on its back.
Through a window on the box, one could see people walking around.
Gao Peng was able to sense that the breath of the Thunder Marbled Dragon in front of him was Imperial-level. With this information, it seemed that this era had extremely advanced technology for familiars.
Although Gao Peng had lost the ability of the golden finger, one which allowed him to see a monster's attributes, he was still a high-level monster trainer. Even if he no longer had any familiars, his physical strength alone was comparable to that of a middle-level God.
"Hey, man, do you want me to give you a ride?" A neon man with red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple hair stuck his head out of the window.
"Erm... Well. Thank you." Gao Peng nodded.
"Why are you alone on the highway? It's quite dangerous." The neon guy placed his hands on Gao Peng's shoulders enthusiastically. "By the way, man, where are you going?"
Gao Peng pondered for a moment and looked at him. "To the City of Hope?"
With a loud puff, the drink that the man had just swallowed was sprayed on Gao Peng's face.
"We can go to Beiling City at the farthest. The City of Hope is too far away from this plane."
"That's all right. Thank you." Gao Peng also breathed a sigh of relief. At least the City of Hope was still around.
Eventually, Gao Peng found out about current events by chatting with him.
It had been 900 years since that war.
When he heard the number, Gao Peng was confused, his head immediately buzzing.
After all these years, were his family and friends still around?
At the same time, in a corner of Jiutian Shidi, a towering mountain suddenly shook.
The mountain was covered with trees on the surface and there was a village at the foot of the mountain.
"Amu, Amu, the mountain is running. Amu, Amu, the mountain is running!" A little boy in shorts ran through the village in fear.
"Cheng Zi, you're lying again! See if I don't whack you today!"
Several smacking sounds rang out.
After a few minutes, the village was bustling, and the people in the village finally realized that the mountain, which they had been relying on for a living, had suddenly run away!
"Brother, if you want to go to the City of Hope, you need to go to Beiling City and make a transfer to line seven, then at Tianjian City, take transfer line two to the plane transfer central station," explained the rainbow-haired guy to Gao Peng enthusiastically.
Gao Peng was quite moved. Was everyone so enthusiastic in the new century?
Gao Peng suddenly had a strange feeling and looked to the west.
At the end of the skyline, a small black dot gradually became larger. Gao Peng was pleasantly surprised.
"Gao Peng!!!!! I found you at last!!!!!!" The loud voice resounded all across the land.