Cheeky Sword God - Chapter 11
“Why are you late again? You… you have broken through?”
After waiting for a long time in the pavilion, Zhou Boyan found out the changes in Wu Chi before she finished her complaints.
For an ordinary person, advancing to the Transcendent Mortal realm was undoubtedly an essential metamorphosis. Whether in strength, body or temperament, everything became totally different from before.
“I just got lucky. I don’t know how this happened either.” Shrugging his shoulders, Wu Chi said indifferently, “But I can tell you this, no matter what will happen to me, it is possible, because I am a genius. Maybe I just need a nap, and I can comprehend the Shadow’s sword intent.”
“What a narcissist!”
Although she still had a disgusted expression on her face, the slight smile at the corner of her lips reflected Zhou Boyan’s mood at the moment.
“You are jealous of me… this is naked jealousy!”
“Come on, please stop speaking these nonsense and go practice sword.”
Zhou Boyan unhappily said this, she didn’t want to talk to this annoying guy.
Speaking of this, the smile on Wu Chi’s face contorted a little.
“I’m gonna ask you something.”
After a pause, Wu Chi asked earnestly, “If you refine the Shadow now, how certain would you be?”
“…Refine the Shadow now?”
Zhou was a little startled by his question, and immediately shook her head.
“At most, I can refine only two or three tenth of the sword. Although these days, we have made greater progress than before, I’m afraid it is still not enough to get the recognition of the Shadow.”
“Only two or three tenth?” After pondering for a moment, Wu Chi continued, “It’s still too low, I’m afraid we have to make a gamble now.”
“Are you saying that Luo Kun is ready to start his plans?” After a little thought, Zhou Boyan understood Wu Chi’s intention.
“If I had guessed correctly, he should have bought the disciples who were guarding the Sword Pavilion over. I’m afraid you won’t even have the chance to enter the Sword Pavilion left if we were to continue practicing.” Wu Chi explained carefully.
Although these were only speculations he made after seeing Luo Kun yesterday, he was at least seventy or eighty percent sure that the situation would only become more severe.
“The Sword Pavilion has a seal that was left by my father, and outsiders can’t get in.”
“But if all your actions were being monitored, would you dare enter the Sword Pavilion?” Wu Chi asked back.
This question immediately made Zhou Boyan nervous.
After all, the seal doesn’t have its own consciousness, and she needed to open it herself if she wanted to go in. However, if someone was monitoring her, she couldn’t open the seal rashly.
As a matter of fact, the problem now wasn’t regarding how to refine the Shadow, but how to open the seal without letting anyone know.
“There’s only two days left, and a mere thought can’t do good. Instead of delving deep into this matter, it’s better for us to sneak into Sword Pavilion as soon as possible and try to refine the sword. If we succeed, things will be much easier.”
Wu Chi continued, “Likewise, if not, we would still have time to make other plans.”
After hesitating for a bit, Zhou Boyan quickly made up her mind.
“All right, I’ll try going there.”
“Remember to avoid others as much as possible. Don’t let anyone know that you’re going to the Sword Pavilion.” Wu Chi nodded his head, and warned again.
“I understand.” Replying quietly, Zhou Boyan took a few steps forward before turning back and suddenly asked, “What are you standing there for? Come with me.”
“Ah?” This sudden sentence made Wu Chi dumbfounded, “…Me? Where am I going with you?”
“To the Sword Pavilion, of course!” Zhou Boyan took it for granted and she continued, “Since I am going, naturally you need to come with me.”
“I won’t go.” Wu Chi shook his head and refuted, “After all, I’m an outsider. It’s not proper of me to go there with you.”
“Let’s go together. Comprehending the Shadow at a closer distance might be more helpful. Who knows, maybe feeling the Shadow’s sword intent closely can assist you in comprehending the sword intent.” Zhou Boyan still insisted with clear eyes to bring Wu Chi with her.
It was a risky choice to take outsiders inside the Sword Pavilion at this time, but Zhou Boyan didn’t hold any suspicion towards Wu Chi.
Perhaps, from the moment that Wu Chi decided not to return to Iron Sword Group, and instead stayed under pressure and faced the danger with her, she no longer regarded Wu Chi as an outsider.
“Young Master Luo, Miss Zhou has just entered the Sword Pavilion.”
Their voices were trembling. These disciples who had been guarding the Sword Pavilion reported this matter to Luo Kun with difficulty.
In an instant, Luo Kun’s eyes flashed a murderous glint, and suddenly said, “Didn’t I tell you to keep your eyes on the pavilion closely, and inform me as soon as someone enters the Sword Pavilion?”
During the past few days, Luo Kun’s focus has always been on the Sword Pavilion, and he resided near the Sword Pavilion, always looking for opportunities to enter the Sword Pavilion. Moreover, he also brought over the disciples who were guarding the Sword Pavilion at a great cost. But even so, the news of someone entering the Sword Pavilion came too late.
How could he not be angry?
“We really had no choice. When we knew that Miss Zhou had arrived at the Sword Pavilion, Uncle Shui had already taken control of us. Until Miss Zhou had successfully entered the Sword Pavilion, we could not come out to report the letter.”
“What about the others? Are they all dead? Didn’t I tell you to keep an eye on her closely?”
“Please calm down, Young Master Luo. After all, Miss Zhou is the owner of Sword Shadow Villa. We can’t directly monitor her in broad daylight. If she wanted to avoid our attention wholeheartedly, no one can stop her from doing so.”
Luo Kun finally calmed down after hearing this.
In fact, all these plans he arranged were pretty simple and straightforward. If the other party had known of his plans beforehand, they could react and move discreetly, minimizing his chance of watching them.
“She wanted to refine the Shadow with her cultivation at Transcendent Mortal? I’m afraid that she’s not qualified yet.” Luo Kun immediately ordered them, “Keep a close eye on the Sword Pavilion. If anything happens, let me know at once.”
“Young Master Luo, this time, not only Miss Zhou, but Wu Chi had also entered the Sword Pavilion.” Looking at Luo Kun’s face, one of them cautiously added.
“What did you say?” His expression greatly changed, Luo Kun coldly asked again, “You said that Wu Chi went alongside with Zhou Boyan into the Sword Pavilion? Are you sure?”
“Yes, I saw it with my own eyes, it is absolutely the truth.”
“All right, you can leave.” After waving his hand and signaling for his men to withdraw, Deng Mao opened his mouth and said, “It seemed that we looked down on that guy, he unexpectedly won so much trust from Zhou Boyan.”
After a pause, Deng Mao continued, “Do you think that he would reveal our plans to Miss Zhou?”
“Would he dare?” Luo Kun sneered and said, “Anyways, the Shadow Sword Technique he taught to us wasn’t a fake one. If Miss Zhou knew that he had passed the Shadow Sword Technique to us, I’m afraid that she would be the first one to kill him.”
Deng Mao nodded his head and agreed, “That makes sense! However, in any case, the value of this casual chess piece is getting bigger and bigger.”
“He’s just a clown. We can let him live for an extra few days, unless he doesn’t value his life, he should know what to do.”
After stepping into the Sword Pavilion, Wu Chi could not help but sigh in his heart, he shouldn’t have thought that Zhou Boyan was naive.
Be it her judgement of the current situation or the consequences of her actions, all of these acts are different from the initial image of a little girl who knew nothing about the world.
Wu Chi had only mentioned sneaking in the Sword Pavilion once, but on the way, she had used all means to avoid all eyes and they soon entered the Sword Pavilion. When Luo Kun got the news, he might already have come after Zhou Boyan.
If they could smoothly gain the recognition of the Shadow, the Shadow’s ability is enough to give Zhou Boyan the capability to save the entire Shadow Sword Villa.
She bit her fingertip lightly, and her blood slowly dripped into the seal. Instantly, a small gap for one person appeared on the seal. Zhou Boyan quickly urged, “Follow me closely, we only have the time of three breaths, after three breaths, the seal will be closed, if we didn’t enter in time, the seal’s counter-mechanism would activate and you will lose your chance of entering the room.”
In fact, the time of three breaths was not short, but it couldn’t be wasted either.
Stepping into the small gap, Wu Chi suddenly felt a horrifying sword intent crushing down on him, and he broke out with cold sweat.
Almost at the same time, the gap behind him was closed and the wall became traceless.
“This crushing sword intent is the sword intent emanating from the Shadow. Don’t forcibly resist the sword intent, it won’t do you harm.” Feeling the tension of Wu Chi, Zhou Boyan opened her mouth and explained.
Wu Chi’s mood slightly relaxed, and he looked around the room.
The room was not very large, only about tens of square meters. At the east of the room lies a bookshelf with two bamboo slips lying on a table. In the north lies a small bed for one person. It looked like Zhou Yuanting used to stay here very often. This whole place looked like his study room.
The only difference was that there was an almost transparent sword floating in the middle of the room, and the transparent sword was emanating a sword intent.
This was the divine sword— the Shadow!
Wu Chi’s eyes uncontrollably moved towards the sword.
“The Shadow is colorless and invisible, once refined, it can be integrated into one’s shadow! The most terrifying thing about this sword was that the sword was traceless, so when drawing the sword at others, the opponent can never anticipate your attack.”
While glancing at the Shadow, Zhou Boyan continued, “My father once said that if the Shadow falls into the hands of an assassin who is proficient in the art of assassination, its power will be infinite. Unfortunately, my father didn’t wanted to go down towards the assassination path, so he never really developed the power of the Shadow in that aspect.”
With one glance at the Shadow, coupled with these words, countless thoughts flashed through Wu Chi’s mind.
At this moment, the ordinary Shadow Sword Technique seemed to undergo a dramatic change.
It was no exaggeration to say that coupled with the Shadow, the Shadow Sword Technique can be unparalleled and can defy the whole world. However, without the Sword, the power you can exert from the Shadow Sword Technique is at most 30 percent of its true power.
“This is the real Shadow Sword Technique! A sword technique that is born from the sword itself!”
With a bitter smile, Wu Chi shook his head and sighed, “Miss Zhou, if you had let me see the Shadow earlier, maybe I could have reversed the sword intent from this sword.”
It was a pity that this idea would not do any good now and he could only swallow the disappointment in his heart.
After all, Zhou Boyan couldn’t have held much trust in him before, and obviously he couldn’t have seen the Shadow before.