Chapter 94: The Helpless Earth
No one knew how long they’ve spent in darkness before Han and the other two fell into icy water.
“You guys okay?”
“I’m fine, Lan Feng?”
“I’m here, are you guys okay?”
When the three men stuck their heads out of the water, the first thing they did was ask each other if they were safe. That warmed Han’s heart, at least Lance and Lan Feng were not those kind of self-serving soldiers. Now under this situation, they needed to rely on each other in order to make it out of this crazy A-19 Relic alive.
A phantom-like white arm appeared from the bottom of the lake. Looks like that was Lan Feng’s power, he could summon an arm out of thin air to salvage his glasses.
Han saw Lan Feng using his phantom arm to pick up his glasses and was surprised, “You are a Fantasy descent esper?”
Lan Feng explained like it was not a big deal, “Yep, my power is called Phantom Seeker, it has an okay combat strength. Otherwise, my parents wouldn’t have forced me to become a soldier.”
Han knew, Lan Fen was for sure being modest.
Fantasy descents were divided into two categories. One was virtual and one was real. Virtual fantasy was like a movie, it can be seen but not felt, and Lan Feng’s power was clearly the higher level real fantasy type. The phantom arm he summoned looks like a mirage but it can be used to easily strangle the enemy.
On the side, Lance interrupted, “It seems that we are lucky, those dark beasts didn’t follow us and jump, and I thought that they would desperately come down with us.
Han’s eyes were grave, he shook his head and said in a deep voice, “I don’t think this is lucky, maybe those dark beasts knew how scary it is down here so they didn’t dare to jump.”
“It can’t be, right? There’s still something that they dark beasts are scared of?” Lance felt that Han’s words were a bit terrifying so he showed a little disbelief.
“Shhh, there seems to be a light coming over.” Han suddenly raised his eyes and said to Lance and Lan Feng.
They just saw a little dot of light, weak like a firefly, slowly approaching them.
“It’s just a little thing, probably a fly.” Lan Feng gently touched his dimensional storage ring, took out a compound light stick, gently bent it, and threw it towards the little light source.
The light stick was activated, the light gradually strengthened, and shortly the lake and the underground world lit were illuminated.
When Han and the other two took a look at that “firefly”, they were about cry….
What firefly! It was a huge fish with a blob of fat on its head. Aside from that blob of fat, the rest of its body was pitch black. Its teeth were all randomly grown out of its mouth, and each tooth was at least half a meter long and sharper than blade.
“Oh s--t, it’s a monster fish!” Lan Feng shrunk his head and said.
“Wrong, it’s not just one, but a school.” Han’s eyes coldly scanned around and said in a deep voice.
Inside the dark icy lake, countless light dots were swarming in, like stars in the sky.
Miracle System, 4th Star.
Relic Exploration was one of the routine activities at every Milky Way Meet, and what was more important was the executive summit that was being participated by the representatives of the 13 thousand human countries in Milky Way.
The Milky Way’s Executive Summit was also held for 30 days. After the soldiers return from the relic, the summit just finishes too. At that time, a great feast will be held to celebrate the victorious return of the soldiers and also a successful summit of the executives.
After that would be the general assembly and distribution phase. The soldiers that successful return from the extinction domain will be rewarded according to their contribution, and those treasures they handed in to the Alliance will be distributed among the powerful countries.
Although it was one of the biggest events in the Milky Way, this year it was a bit grey due to the tragedy happening in the A-19.
As of today, the number of survivors had fallen below one thousand. It was a casualty rate of over 99% and was without question a disaster that will affect the entire Milky Way Galaxy.
But existences like politicians were extremely stone-hearted. Although on various occasions, when facing with the news media, the head politicians in various countries all act as if they are under extreme pain, and those with good acting can even cover their face with tears.
Then, turning their face over, these politicians began to fight for their own interests during the summit again. To them, young people can be fostered again, but gains are something they must fight for.
Conspiracy, secret operations, the most cunning politicians were all gathered together at the Milky Way Meet. You can imagine how dark this meeting was going to be. Politicians can just move their lips a few times, and they can decide the life and death of billions of civilians. Technology, weapons, people, territory, none of them couldn’t be traded for in the eyes of a politician, nor is there anything that can stop them from trading it.
The young soldiers inside the A-19 extinction domain were still struggling, but the Milky Way Meet was already being held in accordance with the established schedule. Everyday, at that luxurious and huge conference, countless trades were being performed.
Earth, as one of the weakest countries in the Milky Way Galaxy, didn’t have the right to vote, nor have the right to any shares of the loot from the relic. All they do is send a representative to sit in the corner.
The Prime Minister of Earth Pan Yulin was especially tense today. He sat in the corner and from time to time he would wipe the sweat off his forehead with a handkerchief. Secretary Rhodes who came with him had his fists clenched tightly since the beginning of the meeting, and his hands had turned numb ages ago.
Today was the key moment that decided the fate of Earth. The Sally Empire proposed to colonize Earth, and if no accidents happened today, the Milky Way Alliance will discuss the issue and cast a vote on this issue.
“Prime Minister, do not stress, we had visited more than 300 delegates, and even if 30% of the delegates support us, then we will have about 100 votes, and the Alliance will consider our request.” Secretary Rhodes whispered beside Pan Yulin’s ears.
Pan Yulin sighed and said, “I don’t dream about 30%, if there can be even 20 I will be extremely thankful.”
Rhodes quickly said, “Prime Minister, don’t worry, reason is not on the side of Sally Empire, directly reallocating the control of a country to another country as a colony. Earth did not do anything wrong, how can they be that unreasonable?”
Pan Yulin lightly nodded but didn’t say anything.
Reason was what he is relying on the most, he felt that the Alliance wouldn’t be unreasonable, right?
Earth had always been living a peaceful life on its own. Although poor, it did not ask for any subsidies from the Alliance. If such a low-key and cautious country was going be colonized, then there really isn’t any justice.
Ever since coming here, Pan Yulin and his team has been running around day and night, visiting all the politicians that they could talk to. They had been treated with courtesy, but they had also been directly kicked out before. For the sake of Earth, Pan Yulin and the diplomatic team had no complaints, even when people curse in front of their face, Pan Yulin still kept a smile on his face.
In order for the people on Earth to continue live freely, Pan Yulin was willing to put up with all of that.
Today is the moment that decides the fate.
The summit for over 13 thousand countries, there were many issues so everything processed quickly.
Finally, the anchor of today’s summit, Prime Minster Pastore from Gainlead Republic, said in a deep voice, “End of last topic, Macaron Empire must return Jim Gill Federation the 13 cargo ships, otherwise the Alliance will apply economic sanctions to the Macaron Empire. This decision is final, no appeal.”
“The next topic is, Alliance Member Sally Empire propose to colonize Observer Member Earth, please see document B517 for details.”
“In this document, Sally Empire listed 29 evidences that Earth, as a sovereign country, is too weak, among the last 100 places in the entire Milky Way.”
“But does Sally Empire have sufficient reason to accept Earth as a colony? This question needs the careful consideration of delegates. If there’s something you want to say, please press the button in front of you.”
Right after Pastore finished, beside him, also a presentative from the 12 Permanent Managing Member countries, Prime Minister Mode of the Ganges Republic asked to speak.
Pastore smiled and asked, “Prime Minister Mode, do you want to say something about this matter?”
Mode nodded lightly.
He showed no emotion on his face and said in a deep voice, “On behalf of the Gange Republic, I support Sally Empire’s proposal. Earth Federation is incompetent, unworthy as a sovereign country to stay in the Alliance.”
Mode just said the sentence, and the huge summit hall began to discuss quietly, and there was not a second person that asked to talk.
Pastore sighed, and shook his head slightly.
The 12 Permanent Management Members of the Alliance were too powerful. Usually they don’t participate in such a small proposal, but Mode opened his mouth today so the proposal was basically nailed down.
The other permanent members wouldn’t think it was worth it to offend a country of the same level just to protect a small planet, and lower grade countries obviously wouldn’t dare to offend a giant like Ganges so they didn’t dare to say anything.
Pastore looked as usual and said, “Since no one else has comment, then we will immediately vote. Representatives that are against this proposal, please press the signal light in front of you and justify your objection. If unopposed, then the sovereign power of Earth will be handed to the Sally Empire after the meeting, and at the same time cancel all rights and obligations Earth Federation has at the Alliance.”
Voice down, the hall was silent.
Pan Yulin’s eyes gazed at the lights behind the podium.
The number was zero.
After three seconds, the number of countries opposed to the proposal, is still zero.
Pan Yulin felt like his heart is being grinded up like ground meat.
He did that much work, begged so many people, and spent all the money Earth had saved through living frugally to buy generous gifts for those big figures he thought could help Earth.
But when it came down to the crucial moment of the vote, there’s not a single person that supports Earth?!
Not even one!
Pan Yulin was very angry, and a mouthful of blood sprayed out of his mouth.
Bonus queue is cleared oh ho ho~ Since I have time tomorrow and monday, I can take some more bonus chapters