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Sovereign King (IX)
Su Yun’s palms dulled in colours as he drained 70% of his Profound Spirit Qi. He was weak but the Heavenly Crystal could recover quickly. That, to him, was only more beneficial.
He sat down and meditated to recuperate before he had strength again. Then, he looked over to see Chen Yi Yun curling up in one corner of the cubicle as she stared in a daze.
Su Yun spoke.
Chen Yi Yun was currently a second stage Spirit Soul Cultivator which was the same as Su Yun.
But, Su Yun’s words did not reach Chen Yi Yun’s ears. She did not answer nor look at Su Yun.
Her pair of dark eyes were filled with fear. Her body shivered. Su Yun knew what she was thinking about.
Although she was a second stage Spirit Soul Cultivator and was considered great in the Evil Realm, in the Evil King City, she was nothing. Especially in front of the King and his slaves. A second stage Spirit Soul Cultivator was merely used to make a spiritual weapon.
Su Yun called out to her again.
This time, his voice was louder. Chen Yi Yun came back to reality as she turned her head and looked at Su Yun as though she was confused.
“Don’t worry. We’ll be fine.” He smiled.
“We’ll be fine?” Chen Yi Yun mocked as she heard him say: “Although we’re Spirit Soul Cultivators, can we even escape?”
“The experts from Evil Sword Sect are rushing here.”
“They need time.”
“It’s an easy feat for the experts of Evil Sword Sect to make their way here.”
“Senior brother has forgotten to bring along with him the communication treasure. So he has to run back to the Evil Sword Sect before he can notify them of this.” Chen Yi Yun smiled bitterly: “I never thought that the first time I come here in the Evil King City, I’d be in such a mishap. I’ve long since heard about the chaotic situation in the Evil King City but I never expected it to be this bad.”
“Where in the Evil Realm is it not like this? There’s just no limits here.”
Because the Evil Realm preyed on the weak and focused on the strong, evil people were all on a mission to grow stronger. It was something other realms could never compare to.
“Aren’t you afraid?” Seeing Su Yun so relaxed without an ounce of fear, Chen Yi Yun asked curiously.
“Would it be of any use?”
“Moreover, what’s there to be afraid of?”
“I’m not afraid of the King but I’m afraid of losing everything that I’ve worked so hard for. I’ve cultivated so hard and in the end? I’m going to die this way. If I knew it would be like this, I would have listened to grandpa. I’ll not learn the swords. How great would that be” Chen Yi Yun sighed as she looked on frustrated.
Su Yun empathised her. For any Spirit Cultivator to cultivate for ten over years or even, a hundred over years and had yet to enjoy the power that their cultivation had brought about. Even worse, she was about to get killed by an expert. This desperation was something that could never be described.
“Do you want to live?” Su Yun asked.
“Do you have any methods?” Chen Yi Yun was not very interested. Seemed like she did not see anything great about Su Yun. It was not surprising though, Su Yun’s cultivation was the same as her. She was already at her wit’s ends. What could Su Yun do?
“I do have one!”
Su Yun smiled and said: “You just need to transfer a huge part of your Profound Spirit Qi into me. That would do!”
“What?” Chen Yi Yun looked dubiously at Su Yun and asked: “why would anyone do that?”
“If you do according to what I say, I can save you.”
“I reject.” Chen Yi Yun shook her heads: “There’s just you and I in this cubicle. If I don’t have enough strength, you’d just kill me and absorb my soul. What am I supposed to do then?”
“We’re already trapped. Why would I want to devour your soul?”
“I don’t know but I can’t trust you.”
Su Yun pondered. Then he reached out his hands and brought out a speck of Evil Spirit Qi. Suddenly, the Qi was all at once sharp and vigorous. Amongst the Qi, there was a sly face.
Chen Yi Yun took a glance. It was merely a glance and she was stunned. She glared at the Qi and gasped: “Is this Evil Sword Qi? Do you know Evil Sword Qi? Are you from the Evil Sword Sect?”
“You can take it as I’m from the Evil Sword Sect.” Su Yun replied: “How about now? Do you trust me now? If you trust me, I can bring you out safely.”
Chen Yi Yun hesitated. After thinking for a while, she felt that she had no other choice and so, she nodded: “I believe in you!”
After that, she extended her hand and placed it on the back of Su Yun and started nourishing him with Profound Spirit Qi.
Knowing what she was doing, Su Yun quickly placed his hands on Heavenly Crystal and started filling it up with energy.
The strength of the Heavenly Crystal rose as the colour of the crystal started to change.
In front of a quiet pavilion, stood a petite silhouette.
The silhouette looked extremely lonely as she stared out into the darkness in a daze. Her palm-sized face was painted with worries and hanging behind her was a fluffy, white fox tail.
Just then, someone exclaimed.
“Protector Liu is here.”
Hu Qian Mei’s eyes shone with brilliance as she pondered and ordered: “Bring him to the hall. I’ll be right there.”
The servant ran over.
In another moment, Hu Qian Mei entered the hall in a long red robe. Liu Xin Dong was already waiting for her in the hall as he sipped onto his cup of tea.
“May I know why protector is Liu here in the middle of the night?”
Hu Qian Mei walked over to her ‘Master chair’ and sat down with her small butt.
She was petite and the chair seemed like it was fitted for her child like body, but the people of the Ming Ying sect were already used to it.
Liu Xin Dong lowered his cup of tea and smirked. He turned his gaze and set it on Hu Qian Mei.
“Nothing much. It’s just that I haven’t seen clan elder Hu for a long time and I’m starting to miss you”
“If there’s nothing, please go back protector Liu. Qian Mei still has matters not settled yet. I shan’t entertain you. Please forgive me!” After which, Hu Qian Mei extended her slim arms and shouted: “Send our visitor off!”
Seeing her cold expression, she seemed to detest this man.
Only, he was not aware of it at all.
“Wait a minute!”
Liu Xin Dong shouted: “Protector Hu, we’re all one big family. Why are you still so cold to me?”
“One family?” Hu Qian Mei was taken aback.
“Yes, one family!” Liu Xin Dong grinned widely: “The head has given me news.”
“What did he say?”
“He has already made a decision for you. And allowed me to marry you and make you my companion.” Liu Xin Dong smiled.
“He doesn’t have that right!” Hu Qian Mei clenched her fist and enunciated each words.
“The time and date are set. Maybe it would be carried out after the competition of the Mountain River List.”
“Seems like I have to talk to the head.” Hu Qian Mei inhaled deeply to calm herself down.
“Whatever.” Liu Xin Dong was fearless as he continued to smile: “I’m here today to catch up with you. Secondly, to inform you about this matter. Since you’re so busy, run along, my future wife.” with that, Liu Xin Dong licked his dried lips with his tongue and revealed lust that beasts possessed. Then, he stood up and walked towards the exit.
Hu Qian Mei sat quietly on her chair and stared at the floor. Her pink fist was clenched tightly.
It was obviously useless to find the head.
“But, why did the head promise Liu Xin Dong? Was he not afraid that I would be unhappy about this?”
Hu Qian Mei thought for a while before she looked up again.
A lady donned in black clothing ran from outside and knelt in front of Hu Qian Mei.
“Master, Ming Xiang is here.”
“Send my orders and meet that woman quickly. Tell her, before she settles the matter with the Divine Sword Sect, I want her to help me murder someone. If she can’t do this, then our collaboration will end here”
The lady named Ming Xiang answered.
Hu Qian Mei’s voice was soft but her eyes were filled with an intention to kill.
Soft clammers rang on the prison cubicles. The head of the prison opened his sleepy eyes and glanced towards Su Yun. But once he saw that Su Yun and Chen Yi Yun was still meditating, and the sounds came from Su Yun, he did not bother at all and continued to enjoy his slumber.
Chen Yi Yun placed her palm down. Her face was pale as a piece of white paper. She panted and looked at Su Yun: “Is that enough?”
But Su Yun’s body was glistening and very soon, the radiance dispersed. He opened his eyes slowly and whispered: “Almost!”
Chen Yi Yun looked at him quietly. She looked slightly worried but when she noted that Su Yun was very relaxed, she too, calmed down.
“What do you intend to do?”
“If I say I’m going to kill the King so that we can leave safely would you believe me?” Su Yun inched closer and smiled to her.
“Kill the King?” Chen Yi Yun went dizzy as she stared at Su Yun in disbelief. After a few deep breaths she said: “Are you an idiot? Haven’t I said that your cultivation is low and you’re merely a second stage Spirit Soul Cultivator. You can never compete with the King. You can’t even safeguard your weapons and you’re talking about killing the King?”
“Did I do so much just to cooperate with a lunatic?”
Chen Yi Yun sounded weaker.
Su Yun shrugged. He did not retaliate.
Just then, the door of the prison opened and a row of evil people rushed in.
Chen Yi Yun looked fearful as she curled up once again.
Those evil people rushed to a cubicle and opened the door, seized three evil people and took them away.
All the other evil people started screaming as though they were being slaughtered like pigs.
“What are they going to do?” Chen Yi Yun asked with her pale lips.
“Counting the days, it’s almost time the king to form the divine soldier. Where are they taken to? Can’t you make a guess? Maybe it’ll be our turn soon.”
“We, we, are we going to die?” Chen Yi Yun hugged her knees as her shoulders trembled.
Although she was a Spirit Soul Cultivator, she was still getting more and more helpless.
Su Yun looked at Chen Yi Yun and fell silent. Then he patted on her shoulders lightly.
Chen Yi Yun looked up to see a pale looking face but there was a tinge of warmth to it: “Don’t worry. You’ll be fine. I promise.”
Chen Yi Yun was shocked as she stared at Su Yun: “What’s happening to your face?”
Su Yun smiled. He did not reply.
He was reeking of Evil Qi. Chen Yi Yun did not associate him with human beings.
Just then, the door of the prison opened again. Then, a row of people walked in again.
The captain scanned across all the cubicles and then roared: “Bring all of them to the altar!”
The evil person at the back exclaimed then he ran quickly to bring them to the altar in batches.