Cheeky Sword God - Chapter 22
In terms of strength, Luo Kun and Deng Mao’s strength were uncomparable with the others. In a one-on-one fight, Wu Chi did not have a chance to win.
What’s more, after they joined hands with other people to kill Wu Chi disregarding their prestigious reputation, they cut all survival chances of Wu Chi.
The tide had been turned.
Wu Chi was forced back from just one exchange.
Wu Chi’s pupil slightly shrank while looking at Luo Kun and Deng Mao. A chill started to materialize from his heart.
“The Shadow is not something someone of your caliber can touch, if you hand over the sword, I can grant you a swift death.”
At this point, Luo Kun had no intention to dilly dally anymore and went straight to the point.
The Shadow had already recognized Wu Chi as its master, so the most direct solution was to kill Wu Chi!
Wu Chi silently calculated the time, it had already been 30 minutes from when he had parted ways with Zhou Boyan, she should already have escaped from this place.
Wu Chi breathed heavily, he lifted up the corner of his mouth, and said, “It seems that Young Master Luo is intent on killing me.”
Luo Kun didn’t deny him, “Do you think you still have the qualifications to negotiate with me?”
“No need to speak more. You massacred everyone in Shadow Sword Villa, notifying others of what happened here, even if you are a disciple of Tian Shan, I’m afraid that the end for you would be not good.” Wu Chi said while shrugging his shoulders.
Luo Kun looked at Wu Chi with cold eyes, but he did not answer.
At this point, it was no longer necessary to say something more.
It seemed that Wu Chi knew what Luo Kuo was planning, and he spoke up, “You really really really want to get the divine sword but the truth is that you don’t know anything about this sword, am I right?”
Suddenly, Luo Kun finally realized that there was something wrong with this situation! Wu Chi’s reactions were too calm even though he was in a desperate situation.
After thinking about it, Luo Kun was not sure what Wu Chi was going for, but killing Wu Chi first was undoubtedly the best solution.
“Thank you for your kindness today, I will pay you back for today’s grace in the future!” Wu Chi’s eyes were full of sarcasm while speaking this.
He did not waste his time with Luo Kun anymore, and his figure immediately became distorted and incorporated into the shadow, disappearing from Luo Kun’s sight.
“Damn it, I’ve been duped!”
In an instant, Luo Kun knew what was going on.
The Shadow had already been refined by Wu Chi, if he wanted to leave, no one could stop him, especially at night time where shadow lurks everywhere. The reason why he played with Luo Kun and even exposed himself to the crowd before was not that he could not escape, nor did he want to fight to the death, but it was to provide Zhou Boyan with sufficient time to escape.
A single wrong step at the start may lead to multiple wrong steps that follow; one wrong step and all would be lost!
Luo Kun’s hatred of Wu Chi reached the extreme!
From the very beginning, Wu Chi was always fooling him. What’s more, he even gave Wu Chi an elixir which allowed him to take the opportunity to break into Transcendent Mortal.
Wu Chi had broken into this realm with one step, and crossed the gap which was akin to the gap between sky and earth. It was almost certain that if Wu Chi had not stepped into Transcendent Mortal, even with the assistance of the Shadow, he could never stop Luo Kun! Also, if Wu Chi had not stepped into this realm, there might be no opportunity to even refine the sword in the first place.
Thinking of this, Luo Kun could not help but cough up a mouthful of blood and tremble with anger.
“Ahhh! Wu Chi, I promise I will kill you!”
With a roar, Luo Kun immediately chased after Wu Chi.
“Block all escape routes now!”
When everyone had left, Wu Chi’s figure slowly appeared again from the shadow, and there was a layer of cold sweat on his forehead.
With this sword, Wu Chi could temporarily integrate into the shadow. But this integration was only an illusion, he had not really escaped far away and it was impossible to do so under the eyes of everyone.
Wu Chi faked a disdainful expression, and said provocative words to mislead Luo Kun. Under desperate circumstances, he had to employ every means.
This was the real life and death moment!
Wu Chi’s eyes flashed a trace of mockery, and he immediately ran in the opposite direction.
In the woods near her father’s cemetery, Zhou Boyan’s eyes were full of anxiety.
This situation greatly conflicted her.
The entire escape plan was planned out by Wu Chi, and she was not given a chance to say no.
The reason why she could safely escape here was undoubtedly due to Wu Chi using his life in exchange for the opportunity! Looking at the burning Shadow Sword Villa, Zhou Boyan continued to suppress her idea of turning back.
Her lips had already been bitten until it was soaked with blood, but she did not feel the pain.
At this moment, Zhou Boyan hated her incompetence!
Since childhood, she had lived a beautiful life, she had her father’s guidance, but she had never been intent on practicing. Now, the Shadow Sword Villa had been destroyed, people around her had all died one by one! Even Wu Chi had to fight Luo Kun head-on in order to provide a chance for her to escape.
Failing to hold her tears, Zhou Boyan squatted down while her tears uncontrollably dropped down.
Zhou Boyan had never been a crying girl, but during these days, it seemed that the tears of her life had been drained.
The breeze blew gently…
A familiar voice floated from the wind…
“Well, who are you, and why are you crying so uglily?”
Suddenly she raised her head, and Zhou Boyan immediately saw the familiar figure, she did not accuse the annoying guy, and instantly came into Wu Chi’s arms.
Wu Chi’s tension finally disappeared after holding Zhou Boyan.
He walked between the edge of life and death and it was hard to come out unscathed! Now after he had held her, it seemed that all the risks he had taken were worth it.
“There, there, don’t cry, if you still cry, you will really become an ugly girl. I don’t like ugly girls!”
“Damn, you’re the ugly one!” Zhou Boyan acted angry at him, and she bit Wu Chi’s shoulder with the raise of her head.
“Ah! Hey, hey, hey! Little girl, are you a dog?” Wu Chi was yelling, but he was still reluctant to push the person away from his arms.
Blood was drawn from the bite on his shoulder.
Zhou Boyan raised her head and looked at Wu Chi with a hateful stare.
Looking at the beautiful face, Wu Chi kissed her.
The two bodies tightly embraced each other…
Under the moonlight, even their shadows were integrated into one…
“Brother Luo, there are still no clues.” Deng Mao opened his mouth unsightly.
“No clue!? Can they just disappear?” Luo Kun was furious and suddenly got up and shouted angrily.
Deng Mao naturally understood Luo Kun’s current mood and said with a bitter smile, “Brother, you know how these people were only temporarily gathered together. Their goal is only to plunder the wealth of Shadow Sword Villa! Now that Shadow Sword Villa was destroyed, they should have almost gotten what they wanted, so they lost their intention to help us catch Wu Chi.”
After a pause, Deng Mao continued, “What’s more, now that the Shadow is in Wu Chi’s hand, you can also feel his strength. Apart from us, if others meet him, they cannot contend with Wu Chi at all, and they value their lives greatly.”
Luo Kun calmed himself down by taking a deep breath, he understood this fact already…
He came for the Shadow, but the others weren’t. He was the only one who’s really upset now.
Speaking it in a good way, these guys were helpers, speaking it in a bad way, these guys were people who wanted benefits and will abandon him after they’ve gotten what they wanted.
“We can’t stop him, we have to force Wu Chi out.”
After calming down, Luo Kun’s train of thoughts suddenly became clearer.
“Zhou Yuanting and Immortal Changchun of Kun Lun were good friends, and now that the Shadow Sword Villa is destroyed, Zhou Boyan will surely go to Kun Lun! This news cannot reach Kun Lun. You personally go to Kun Lun, she cannot be allowed to enter Kun Lun in any case.”
“Don’t worry, I’ll arrive at Kun Lun before she does! I will keep my eyes around Kun Lun, unless she does not go to Kun Lun, I will likely be able to capture her.” Deng Mao said while nodding heavily.
Luo Kun continued, “As for Wu Chi, a monk cannot run away from his temple! Since he is so affectionate to Zhou Boyan, I also believe that he would not abandon his school! I’ll wait for him at his school.”
On the other side.
“We can’t leave now,” Sitting under the tree, Wu Chi said, “Although these people are mostly ordinary martial artists, they still have the patience to wait for us. We must avoid them and wait until they are truly gone before we can go. By the way, where do you want to go next?”
“Kun Lun!” Zhou Boyan softly said while nodding, “My father once said that Immortal Changchun and he have a deep friendship. If something happens, I can go find Immortal Changchun for help.”
“Really?” Wu Chi was somewhat disdainful, “If there were such a good relationship, why hadn’t he appeared so far?”
“No, you are wrong.” Zhou Boyan did not blame Immortal Changchun for what had happened.
She seriously explained, “After entering Lotus Formation, he would often enter closed-door cultivation for three to five years. Once he had enclosed himself, no one was allowed to disturb him. The news has been relayed to Kun Lun for a long time, I’m afraid that Immortal Changchun is still in closed-door cultivation.”
“Three to five years?” Wu Chi was shocked.
There was no strong martial practitioner in Iron Sword Sect, so he did not know anything about this.
“After Transcendent Mortal is Spirit Condensation; Luo Kun should be in this realm.” She knew Wu Chi came from a small school, so he was not clear about these things.
She continued to explain patiently, “After Transcendent Mortal, the strength of the body is no longer important, but instead became a medium for practice. The origin of all power is the True Qi that has been condensed inside the body, and the process of condensing True Qi is the process of cultivation. Once you are able to condense the True Qi into liquid-form inside the body, you can break through to enter Spirit Condensation!”
“Next is Lotus Formation, once you have entered this realm, it means that you are refining the condensed qi in the body and transforming it into a lotus platform. Since then, you can get rid of the shackles of the heavens and the earth, you can do everything! At this point, your life span will be increased to five hundred years. Once you enter a closed-door cultivation, it is nothing surprising for a session to last for decades.”
The lifespan of five hundred years!
That sounded so outrageous… is this what stronger practitioners are like?