Cheeky Sword God - Chapter 18
Luo Kun instinctively felt that there was danger!
Although Wu Chi had recently stepped into Transcendent Mortal, this sword move still made Luo Kun feel threatened. However, Luo Kun had no time left, so he had to face the attack head-on.
Between life and death, Wu Chi pushed out all the potential energy in his body. This sword move exceeded what he was capable of, and the sword intent even held some resemblance to the Shadow’s sword intent.
If Luo Kun had sufficient time to react, it would not matter even if Wu Chi was to give it his all in an attack, but with the time factor, he had to negate Wu Chi’s attack quickly.
The problem was, he didn’t have enough time to draw out his sword. He ignored Wu Chi’s attack and lifted up his hand. He raised his finger and pointed it towards Wu Chi’s eyebrow.
Even though Luo Kun had overestimated Wu Chi’s attack, what he didn’t expect was Wu Chi’s ability to adapt.
Wu Chi himself knew that he couldn’t fight Luo Kun head-on with his sword moves due to their gap in strength. Even if he were able to injure Luo Kun by a bit, the outcome of their fight would still be the same. In that case, all he had to do was to stop Lou Kun’s movements, even if it was for just a second.
He twisted his sword, changing the sword’s trajectory towards Luo Kun’s fingers.
Upon contact, Wu Chi’s sword immediately broke, as if his sword was a glass that made contact with a hard stone.
Some broken pieces of the sword that still held some residual strength flew back towards Wu Chi’s collarbone.
Wu Chi’s clavicle broke and a mouthful of blood gushed out from his mouth. His whole person suddenly became feeble.
However, his eyes that became feeble for a moment were replaced by fierceness. Wu Chi did not resist the power of Luo Kun’s finger, and propelled himself inside the seal with the finger attack’s help.
All these actions that seemed to take a long time, however, happened within a few breaths.
But for Wu Chi, this short period of time was what he wanted.
The opening of the seal would only last for a few seconds. The last time Wu Chi entered the Sword Pavilion, he had calculated the time it took for the seal to close, so he knew how many seconds he had, and stalled until the last second.
With Wu Chi being seriously injured, Luo Kun immediately rushed towards the seal. As he prepared to step inside, he felt that something was wrong. His identity talisman was scorching, signaling that there was danger ahead.
Of course, Luo Kun valued his life more. He didn’t hesitate and stepped out from the gap inside the seal.
Almost as soon as he stepped out, the gap in front of the seal had disappeared!
Luo Kun broke out with cold sweat.
If he had not acted as quickly, he might have died there.
Having narrowly escaped from death, he felt lucky to have survived, but this feeling was soon replaced by shame!
He had failed!
He was always the one in the lead, but now he got played around by two insignificant figures.
How could he stand that?
The floor was cracked by Luo Kun’s feet and he stomped out angrily, leaving a nearly ten meters long crack along the way.
“Block off the Sword Pavilion. Don’t even let a fly leave!”
Of course, Wu Chi didn’t care what Luo Kun felt. In fact, he only hated himself for being too weak to be unable to kill Luo Kun! He fell to the ground and vomited a mouthful of blood. Seeing Luo Kun being stopped at the door made the anger in his heart finally subsided.
“Are you all right?”
Zhou Boyan held Wu Chi in her arms anxiously, and her tears dripped on Wu Chi’s clothes.
For her, Wu Chi had taken her out from hell to heaven!
“I’m still alive.” Even though blood was flowing out from his mouth, Wu Chi still smiled.
Zhou Boyan took out several healing elixirs, and then poured them into Wu Chi’s mouth. Her body was still trembling and she feared that something would happen to him!
Her father was gone, and the Shadow Sword Villa was destroyed. Now, the closest person she had left was Wu Chi. She couldn’t imagine what would happen to her if Wu Chi were to die here.
“I’m sorry, all of this is my fault.” She said.
“Don’t cry!” Wu Chi said with a smile while lying in her arms. “Little Girl, I’m not dead yet. Don’t curse me, I might get cursed to death.”
Can this jerk be any more irritating?
After a while, Zhou Boyan had finally calmed down.
Only Wu Chi knew how severe his conditions were.
He was severely wounded, and his life was hanging by a thread. He felt like he could die at any time.
Luo Kun’s strength was far too strong to begin with. In order to stop Luo Kun for a few breaths, Wu Chi had to gamble his life!
It was no exaggeration to say that Wu Chi had basically traded his life this few breaths.
Even though he was joking with Zhou Boyan, he felt like he could perish at any time.
“Don’t speak nonsense, you won’t die!”
“Brother Luo, what now?”
Deng Mao got anxious, and his face became ugly. They had wasted so much resources, energy, and time, but their plan ended up being stirred by just some boy from a third-rate school.
“Wait!” With a gloomy face Luo Kun said in a deep voice, “Earlier, I had attacked that kid with my finger, my sword qi should have corroded his body now. He can probably persist for half a day at most. He’s already a dead man! Now, we must find a way to change Zhou Boyan’s mind and force her to come out.”
“Is that possible?” Deng Mao shook his head. “She was unwilling to give in before. Now, she was safe inside the Sword Pavilion. Even though she is trapped inside, I believe that she would rather stay inside for the rest of her life rather than giving in to us”
“That may not be the case!” Luo Kun said, his eyes gleaming, “This boy had sacrificed so much for her. If I said that the two have no feelings for each other, would you believe it?”
“What do you mean?”
“That boy’s life is in danger, and I believe she can’t remove my sword qi inside Wu Chi’s body. Using this opportunity, we may be able to force her to come out in exchange for curing Wu Chi!”
“Great idea! I’m going to talk to her now!” Deng Mao understood Luo Kun’s intentions immediately, and nodded.
“No hurry!” Luo Kun stopped Deng Mao with a wave of his hand, and he said slowly, “We can slowly wait until she is desperate. At that time, she will most likely agree to our demands.”
The sun was setting!
Wu Chi didn’t know how much healing elixirs he had taken, but all these elixirs had no effect on his injury. Zhou Boyan could only watch as Wu Chi’s breath grew weaker and weaker.
In fact, there was no big problem with the injuries on his body, but the sword qi was like a maggot on a bone. The sword qi was constantly corroding the internal organs of Wu Chi and sucking the vitality of his body! This condition couldn’t simply be expelled by the help of medicines nor with the help of Wu Chi and Zhou Boyan’s strength.
Even though Wu Chi was on his deathbed with no strength left to joke, he was still smiling as if his injuries didn’t exist in the first place.
Suddenly, Luo Kun’s voice slowly resounded outside the Sword Pavilion.
“My sword qi had corroded his body. I’m afraid he can’t hold on for longer, right?”
Upon hearing Luo Kun’s voice, Zhou Boyan’s eyes flashed a deep hatred, but she did not reply.
Similarly, Luo Kun did not care whether Zhou Boyan had answered or not.
“Don’t you understand? You do not have the power to keep the Shadow. Instead of delaying, why not hand it over to me now?” Luo Kun said.
“I won’t deceive you either! As long as you open the seal I can give you a decent death, and at the same time, save Wu Chi and let him go!”
“Miss Zhou, you’d better think it over. Time waits for no one! I can wait, but I’m afraid that boy, Wu Chi, can’t wait for any longer!” Luo Kun added.
After Luo Kun had said his part, he became quiet, and waited for Zhou Boyan’s reply.
This proposal put Zhou Boyan into a dilemma. Her inner-heart was struggling and her pain cannot be described by words.
She was not afraid of death, but she could not watch Wu Chi die!
What’s more, the reason Wu Chi had ended up in this state was due to her. Even if there were other reasons, how can she persuade herself to watch him die here?
At this moment, she started to hesitate.
There was no doubt that Lou Kun’s plan was perfect in targeting Zhou Boyan’s weakness.
However… what he never thought of was that Wu Chi was still awake!
According to his conjecture, Wu Chi must have fainted, and Zhou Boyan had to make her own decision, which in this case it was likely that she would yield to him.
Unfortunately, he still looked down on Wu Chi!
If Wu Chi had no knowledge on the sword intent of the Shadow Sword Technique, even if he was a Transcendent Mortal practitioner, he wouldn’t be able to persist for long under the corrosion of the sword qi. However, Wu Chi and Zhou Boyan’s practice sessions have bore fruit. After seeing the Shadow up close, and especially after feeling the sword intent of the Shadow—a wisp of the Shadow’s sword intent had appeared inside Wu Chi’s body!
Of course, this wisp of sword intent couldn’t help him in fight as of now, but this wisp of sword intent could help Wu Chi resist against the corrosion of Luo Kun’s sword qi! Although it was currently an impossible matter to completely expel the sword qi from his body, he could still resist the sword qi that was corroding his body.
Although the process might be difficult, Wu Chi was slowly attempting to remove the sword qi inside his body.
Wu Chi slightly tugged the corners of Zhou Boyan’s clothes, and he showed an ugly smile, “Little Girl, you won’t hand me over, right?”
“… I can’t resolve the sword qi inside your body. If you go on like this, you will die.”
“You want to hand me over to see you die, or might even be humiliated by them again?” Wu Chi asked calmly. She had no excuse left.
With a sigh, Wu Chi said softly, “Maybe I cannot last for long, but Zhou Boyan, do not forget why I came back… do not let my efforts go to waste.”
Zhou Boyan was shaken, and she looked at Wu Chi in silence for a long time and finally nodded slowly, “I will accompany you, no matter if it is life or death!”
“Help me up, I want to see the Shadow again. I promise to help you comprehend the sword intent this time!”
Although Zhou Boyan was weeping in her heart, she did not stop Wu Chi.
Their life and death were no longer insignificant to them. If the worst comes to the worst, they would be buried together inside the Sword Pavilion.
What regret would they have if they had passed away from the last journey together?
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