The hotel room they received wasn't as fancy as they could've hoped it would be. In a world that lacked electricity and machines, this was the best they could have gotten.

The walls were plastered with something cement-like, covered in a layer of colorful plaster that wasn't exactly paint.

The room was not as tall as one could've wanted it to be, but Ning couldn't reach the ceiling even with his feet lifted, so that was fine.

There were 2 beds in the room, a table with a simple mirror. A place to keep your luggage and two chairs for people to sit in.

The size of the room wasn't big, but for 30 Water coins a night, this was enough. It went on to cost him around 50 Water coins a night if he were to include Umbra's price as well to keep her in the repository over night.

Ning and Emma laid down on their beds while Lory jumping around the room in excitement.

"Lory, don't break anything, okay?" Emma said as she stayed in the room.

Her eyes moved to window when she saw it start to rain. "Wow, the rain came out of nowhere," she said.

Ning closed his eyes and decided to rest for a while.

"What should we do next, papa?" Emma asked.

"That's for you to decide, isn't it?" Ning asked.

"But I don't know what I can do at all," Emma said. "I want to do something to push myself in using Essence, but I don't know what is even available."

Ning shrugged. "I don't really know either," he said. "We will have to find out tomorrow what we can do. Let's rest for today."

He had some idea on what his daughter could most likely do, as he had seen more than she hd, just because he was able to see everything.

There was something there that he he thought she would like. But he wanted her to find it herself. He wanted her to have the fun of discovering it.

After resting for a bit, Ning got up. "You wanna go try out some cuisines here?" he asked.

"Uhh… they don't taste as good," Emma said. "I'm way too used to Earth's cuisine. It's fine. I don't have to eat at all after all."

"Nonsense. I'll check with my system if I can erase your understanding of taste. That way you can enj—"

Someone knocked on the door.

Ning paused. "Who?" he asked.

"I'm a staff of the hotel. Would you like some treat from the hotel?" the man called out.

"Oh?" Ning's eyes narrowed. "They do that here huh?"

He got up and opened the door.

Suddenly, a group of people barged in two of whom quickly grabbed onto Ning and the rest gathered around them.

One quickly closed the door and one spoke to the two of them. "Either of you two shout and I will gut you like a fish."

"Papa!" Emma panicked a little.

Ning shook his head slightly to let her know it was alright.

'Did the Trobble guy find goons to try and rob us?' Ning wondered. 'Or was it the mall?'

'It could also be other people that saw what I sold or how much I earned,' Ning thought. There were many people in the store when he brought out the lightning crystal. Had someone followed him after that?

Because of his lack of Essence sense, he couldn't tell if anyone followed him or not just yet, so it could be possible that he was indeed followed.

"What can I help you guys with?" Ning asked. "You guys after my money?"

Someone knocked him on the side of his head. "Don't talk," he said. The man looked at this hand weirdly after hitting Ning. He hadn't expected Ning's head to be so stiff.

He shook his hand a little and looked around.

"There's only one. I can't find the other one," another man said.

Ning frowned. Only 1?

"What are you guys looking for?" he asked with a confused look.

The same man knocked him on the head. "Stop talking!" he said, shaking his hand once more.

Ning glared at him and said nothing.

"Papa?" Emma called out, not sure what she was supposed to do. Should she fight? Should she use her powers? But her inner feelings stopped her from wanting to hurt anyone.

"Don't worry, it will be fine," Ning said.

"I told you to stop talking!" the man attacked Ning once again. But this time around Ning didn't sit there.

He went in for a headbutt himself, breaking the man fist in a single hit.

"Aagh!" the man cried out his pain as his fingers bent were completely broken and his knickles bled from the pierced bones.

"Wha-what happened?" Someone called.

"Stop moving!" another one said, holding tightly onto Ning, but Ning didn't stop anymore.

He kicked back at the man that was behind him, crashing him onto the wall behind him. He grabbed the other man that held onto him and tossed him across the room, making him crash onto the guy that on the other side.

Two men tried to pulled out their weapons and pointed it at Ning, but before they could attack, Ning pulled out the Continental sword and cut ther weapons in half.

The fire sword burst into a blaze, burning the man instantly. The earth sword turned into a large rock that crushed the man underneath it.

Ning created a barrier underneath the man so that the room didn't suddenly collapse on itself.

He then turned around and used his sword to create a strong gust of wind that sent everyone flying aas they were knocked back against the room hard and fell down to the ground.

Within moments they were all hurt and unable to move.

Ning then crouched in front of the man with the broken fist and held him up by the hair.

"I would like to ask you a few questions, so please consider not crying for a minute or two, okay?" Ning said. "I promise it will take a very short time."