786 Backstabbed

    As the weaker martial artists needed to be looked after, Jiang Fei and the rest did not travel very fast.

    After an entire morning of running for their lives, the Level 3 martial artists were very exhausted. If they continued to run at full speed, they would not be able to recover in the next few days. Therefore, Jiang Fei had to allow them to take breaks throughout the journey.

    Due to 0541's effective invisibility effect, the major rice-exporting country had completely lost track of the martial artists. The guided missiles were also no longer directed at them.

    "Eh? Why hasn't there been any missile attacks?" Bai Wanli asked curiously. He had gotten used to the constant bombardment.

    "The military has protected us by hiding our signals. The major rice-exporting country's fleet won't be able to find us!" Jiang Fei made up an excuse.

    "So that's why you guys were not attacked!" Grandmother Yuehua nodded. Ever since the war in Tokyo had started, Jiang Fei's team had never been assaulted. Now, she assumed that Jiang Fei must have been helped by the military.

    The other martial artists had the same thoughts as Grandmother Yuehua did. Some of them were even close to being persuaded to work with the military. After all, if they continued to reject the opportunity to cooperate with the military, they would have to constantly run from the bombardment.

    "Hehe..." Jiang Fei chuckled under his breath when he saw the expressions on the martial artists' faces. Although they had misunderstood the invisibility effect, it worked to Jiang Fei's advantage as it would become easier for him to convince them to cooperate with the military.

    In the evening, Jiang Fei and the rest finally made it back to the cave. Zhu Tianfei and the others had managed to make the cave three times bigger.

    "Everyone, get in! The people from the Xiankong Island Sect and the Valiant Viridian Sect are in there as well!" Jiang Fei laughed.

    "Would we not be discovered once we go inside?" Bai Wanli asked, surprised.

    "Yeah! The major rice-exporting country would not be able to detect us from above!" Jiang Fei answered.

    "Ahh! If I had known that this would work, I would have done so to avoid the losses we faced!" Ganyang Zhenren sighed. In the beginning, they had become exposed in a mountainous region. That was why the mutants were able to assault them. If they knew they could hide in a cave, they would not have suffered such great losses.

    "Alright. We have basically gathered everyone. Even if we faced the mutants again, we would have nothing to be afraid of!" Zhu Tianfei laughed as he spoke.

    At that moment, there were more than five hundred martial artists gathered with Jiang Fei. Everyone except the members from the Soaring Cloud Sect was here. Although nearly two hundred disciples had been killed, the remaining martial artists were still experts with strong battle powers.

    "Since everyone is here, I would like to reiterate something. I need all of you to cooperate with the military to fight against the mutants. What do you think?" Jiang Fei decided to voice out his opinion.

    "Ahh! Alright. We have indeed underestimated normal human beings' military!" Grandmother Yuehua took the lead in responding. After an entire morning of being bombarded with guided missiles, she had witnessed the true might of the current technology.

    "I agree with Jiang Fei as well!" Ding Tianqing said. As the most knowledgeable martial artist with regards to advanced weapons, he had always agreed with Jiang Fei's opinion. However, as the other martial artists completely opposed the idea of working with the military, he was wary of speaking up. Now that Grandmother Yuehua had taken the lead, he naturally supported her in agreeing with Jiang Fei.

    "I agree as well!" Ganyang Zhenren said. Now that the Rainbow Longsword Sect had lost more than half of its members, he did not wish to lose more of his disciples to the guided missiles.

    "Alright! I agree too!" Bai Wanli nodded in the end.

    "We agree as well!" Zhu Tianfei and Yan Wentao looked at each other before responding to Jiang Fei's request.

    As the main sects had agreed to Jiang Fei's request, the smaller and medium-sized sects had no choice but to agree as well. Although Liu Bi from the Solitary Cloud Palace still held a grudge against Jiang Fei, he did not dare to speak against Jiang Fei immediately.

    "If that's the case, I will communicate with the military. Everyone, take a rest. After all, the lower level disciples must be exhausted!" Jiang Fei said to the martial artists.

    "Sounds good! The disciples are indeed very tired." Bai Wanli nodded. He and the other martial artists had been running for their lives all morning before they had met up with Jiang Fei. The lower level disciples were very exhausted.

    After making the necessary arrangements, Jiang Fei gave Han Tianyu a call using the communication device. As Han Tianyu had promised to look for the Zhangle Clan, Jiang Fei decided he would reach out since Han Tianyu had not gotten back to him all day.

    "Brother Yu, how are things over there? Did you send drone scouts to check on the Zhangle Clan?" Jiang Fei asked immediately after Han Tianyu picked up his call.

    "Yes... Yes, I did. However, we still haven't found the Zhangle Clan. We also did not find any sign of the mutants on the Bandit Island." Han Tianyu sounded very unpleasant. However, Jiang Fei had no idea that Han Tianyu was under the military's control.

    "Forget it. If you can't find them, it's alright..." Jiang Fei sighed. After all, the Zhangle Clan only had around twenty members. It did not matter even if they died.

    "Right! Are you guys alright?" Han Tianyu asked. As Jiang Fei and the others had hidden in a cave, the major rice-exporting country and the mutants were not the only ones who could not find them. Even the Chinese military had lost the ability to track their location.

    "We are fine. When will backup from the military arrive?" Jiang Fei asked. After all, he had worked so hard to convince the martial artists to cooperate with the military. However, the backup army from the military still had not arrived.

    "The military has encountered some technical issues. They need a little more time. Please hang on. The backup will arrive very soon!" Han Tianyu said exactly what Qin Tian wanted him to say.

    "Eh?" Jiang Fei was stunned. If he had not noticed anything strange about Han Tianyu's tone before, he certainly did now.

    Ever since Han Tianyu pledged his loyalty to Jiang Fei, he had always spoken to Jiang Fei in a manner in which a subordinate would speak to his superior. Han Tianyu would never find an excuse whenever Jiang Fei asked him to do something. He would only find a way to get it done as soon as possible. If it was the usual Han Tianyu, he would have responded to Jiang Fei's request for backup with something along the lines of "I will get the military to send backup over as soon as possible!"

    "Nevermind. Ask them to hurry up!" Although Jiang Fei had noticed Han Tianyu's strange behavior, he did not ponder on it too much. After all, the military and martial artists had a common goal. Jiang Fei would not have expected the military to stab the martial artists in the back at such a crucial moment.

    After hanging up, Jiang Fei frowned deeply. He had a bad feeling about things that happened over the past two days. However, he thought that it was probably a premonition about dangers from the mutants or the major rice-exporting country. They were probably planning something big which would greatly affect his plan. Jiang Fei had no idea that he would be betrayed by his government.
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