Versatile Mage - Chapter 926: Ambushed by Demon Creatures in the Air
Chapter 926: Ambushed by Demon Creatures in the Air
Translator: Exodus Tales Editor: Exodus Tales
Translated by XephiZ
Edited by Aelryinth
“Our beloved passengers, our plane has encountered some turbulence. Please remain seated and fasten your seat belts…” a sweet voice came over the speakers in the plane.
The cabin was shaking vigorously, alternating with being weightless at times. However, most passengers on board the international flight were frequent air travelers. Turbulence was pretty common to them. It basically happened during every flight in their country.
Mo Fan was sitting close to a window. He could feel his chair rocking violently, as if it was about to come loose.
“Isn’t this turbulence a bit too strong?” asked a woman sitting beside Mo Fan softly.
Mo Fan frowned too.
The cabin was shaking stronger than before. Some of the passengers that were calm initially looked worried now.
“What is going on!?”
“Don’t tell me that something has happened to the plane?”
“At this rate, the plane is going to fall apart!”
Several passengers yelled out. Even the stewardesses had gone back to their seats with seat belts fastened. None of them dared to walk around in the shaking cabin.
“Our beloved passengers…”
“Beloved my ass, what the heck is going on!?” screamed a hot-tempered passenger.
It felt like his scream brought the others great misfortune, as the lights in the cabin suddenly went off and oxygen masks started falling from above!
The oxygen masks implied that something was definitely wrong. The cabin was filled with cries and screams. Some of the female passengers even burst into tears.
“Are you serious? Am I going to be involved in an aviation accident, even though it’s only my first time on an intercontinental flight?” Mo Fan was stunned too.
He subconsciously looked out of the window and saw the wing was seriously off-angled. It kept moving up and down, unable to maintain its balance…
With another rumble, the plane started falling. The sense of weightlessness immediately had the passengers screaming at the top of their lungs.
The cute girl sitting beside Mo Fan subconsciously grabbed onto Mo Fan’s arm and dug her head into his chest.
Mo Fan only had a brief chat with her before the plane took off. He knew her name was Fenfen, but they were definitely not close at all!
Did his ability to hit on girls suddenly reach an outstanding level even he was unaware of?
Unfortunately, it was obviously not the time to hit on a girl. Mo Fan saw a strange current through the clouds outside the window. It had to be preventing the plane from flying normally.
Mo Fan unfastened his seat belt and rose to his feet.
“What…what are you doing?” Fenfen asked in fear.
“I’ll go take a look. There’s a strange current out there. There might be some big problem,” Mo Fan headed for the pilot cabin.
“Sir, please don’t walk around now… it’s too dangerous!” A stewardess tried to stop Mo Fan.
Mo Fan continued forward. The stewardess unfastened her seat belt and quickly chased after him.
As Mo Fan was approaching the pilot cabin, Mo Fan saw the head steward and the substitute pilot. Both of them had gloomy looks.
“What’s going on exactly?” asked Mo Fan sternly.
“Are you a Magician?” asked the substitute pilot.
Mo Fan nodded.
“That’s great, we’ve discovered that a demon creature capable of controlling airflow has intercepted our flying path. It’s preventing the plane from flying. We’ve now entered the strange airflow, and we are having trouble flying out of it,” said the uniformed pilot.
“Why didn’t you tell us when the situation is so serious? Aren’t you afraid that the plane is going to crash?” said Mo Fan.
“There’s nothing we can do. The Air Space Magicians are on their way, but we are pretty deep into the Pacific Ocean, it’s going to take them some time to reach us. We can only keep the plane under control temporarily, and ask the passengers to stay calm,” replied the head steward.
A few stewardesses beside them had pale faces. If such a huge demon creature had intercepted them, even though the plane was made of a special material that helped it avoid their attention, it did not necessarily mean the creature was unaware of their presence!
Mo Fan entered the pilot cabin and saw the two pilots in cold sweat. They had no time to talk to Mo Fan, as they were focused on controlling the plane, preventing it from falling…
“That thing is behind us!” yelled the co-pilot.
“Stay calm, pick up the pace and get rid of it!” replied the main pilot in a deep voice.
Mo Fan took a glance at the detector. On the screen was a trembling airplane model, and around two kilometers away, a creature with a size comparable to the plane was gradually approaching. Judging from the creature’s silhouette on the scanner, it was some kind of enormous bird with a huge body and relatively small wings…
“We can’t increase our speed. The air current is too strong!” said the co-pilot.
“We can’t let the creature touch the plane!” exclaimed the main pilot.
” MT332, this is headquarters, what’s your status?”
“We have an emergency. We are being chased by a strange bird in the air and the plane is caught in turbulence. Please send a patrol jet and Air Space Magicians over at once!” responded the head pilot.
“MT332, the closest patrol plane and Air Space Magicians will need at least twenty minutes to reach you. Ask the head steward to call for an Advanced Magician among the passengers… you must wait until the Air Space Magicians arrive ,” the headquarters replied.
The head steward and co-pilot immediately stared at Mo Fan in the pilot cabin and asked, “Are you the Advanced Magician he mentioned? Judging from your age…”
“There should be another one. I didn’t clarify my strength. Use the speakers to alert the Advanced Magician. I can’t fly,” replied Mo Fan.
The head steward immediately asked the Advanced Magician to lend a hand through the speakers.
Not long after, a man with thick glasses around the age of thirty came forward. He looked rather impatient.
“Why didn’t you notify me in the first place!?” The man had the usual temperament of high-ranking personnel. His tone was incredibly heavy.
“Let’s talk later; we need to handle the strange bird first,” said Mo Fan.
The man in glasses looked at Mo Fan and uttered a cold harrumph, “Nonsense, what is a student like you doing here? Go back to your seat; do you think you’re a hero after learning a spell or two in school?”
Mo Fan was too lazy to communicate with the man after seeing how arrogant he was. He was more concerned about the safety of the plane. He did not want the plane to fall into the Pacific Ocean. It would be impossible to find them!
The head steward and the substitute pilot brought the two to the back of the plane. There was a special door with three layers, granting access to the tail section of the plane.
Mo Fan and the teacher surnamed Jia from some Magic Institute made their way onto the tail section through the special door.
The plane had to maintain a certain speed to keep flying. It was pretty fast. Even though there was no sign of turbulence, the wind was still shockingly strong. Mo Fan almost felt his face being blown away by it…
Mr. Jia seemed like he knew what he was doing. He jumped onto the body of the plane and found himself a solid foothold in the strong wind.
“I asked you not to come. If you’re blown away by the wind, even if you managed to survive the fall, you’re still going to get lost in the Pacific Ocean,” snapped Mr. Jia angrily.
Mo Fan looked to be in his twenties. It was unlikely that the young man was a strong Magician. It would be impressive if he had reached the Intermediate Level!
Mo Fan seriously had no time to waste with the man. He jumped onto the wing. The strong wind sounded like the roar of a surging flood. It could blow a person off at any second. Luckily, Mo Fan was a Magician, and was able to set his feet firmly.
The clouds about them were split into two layers. One layer was high up in the air, as thin as a veil.
The other layer was below the plane, thick like cotton. It extended all the way to the horizon, and looked like a white, soft land that someone could step on.
Mo Fan and Mir. Jia were standing on the tail section of the buffeted plane. As a matter of fact, Mo Fan had never experienced anything as thrilling as this. He looked back and saw an enormous bird around two kilometers away. It was following the plane, and gradually getting closer.
Its wings were beating at a high frequency, so fast that they were almost transparent. They were making a loud, buzzing sound. The wind the wings produced while beating at such a high frequency was preventing the plane from flying normally!
“Wind Wings!” Mr. Jia drew the Star Constellation of the Wind Element. Wind spirits soon formed a pair of wings on his back. The wings spread apart in a stunning manner.
Mr. Jia jumped into the air and rose into the blue sky while beating the wings.
“Hey, bring me along!” yelled Mo Fan.
The arrogant Mr. Jia ignored Mo Fan. He would not let a naive student get himself killed.
Mr. Jia flew in between the plane and the enormous hummingbird. From Mo Fan’s angle, the view of the man and the strange bird resulted in a weird contrast…
Mo Fan could see magic light flashing in the air. It seemed to be the brilliance of Star Patterns aiming at the strange bird.
Intermediate Spells were obviously not very effective against the bird. Just the wind circling the creature was enough to resist such spells.
Mr. Jia started channeling an Advanced Spell, yet judging from his casting speed, he was still not familiar with the Advanced Earth Spell. It allowed the strange bird to get closer to him.
Mo Fan was unable to keep calm after seeing that. “Damn it, why did he have to be a show-off!?”
It was not the time for Mo Fan to preserve his strength. He took out a scroll of the Lightning Star Constellation and quickly inserted his energy of the Lightning Element into it.
The speed constructing the Star Constellation with the help of the scroll was only average. After he finished drawing the Lightning Star Constellation, Mo Fan unleashed all his energy and drove the spell out.
A sharp bolt of lightning swept across the sky, heading for the strange bird.
The lightning bolt looked unstoppable in the vast sky. It struck the strange bird almost a kilometer away in less than a second.
The strange bird was unable to react in time. The lightning bolt punctured the area between the wings and arms of the creature and left a hole behind.
The bird let out a painful cry. It immediately gave up on the idea of picking a fight with the plane after realizing that it was not something it could afford to mess with.
Mr. Jia was stunned when he saw the powerful stroke of lightning from behind him! He turned to the student that looked to be more than ten years younger than him on the tail section…
“Advanced…Advanced Lightning!” The pride that Mr. Jia had before completely vanished into thin air.