Chapter 147 – Counterattack
Translated by: Ting
Edited by: Robin, Leo and De Andre
In the dead silence, only Ling Xu’s muttering was floating in the breeze.
“Master, I…… I did it……”
Ling Xu was like a wooden block, crashing down, creating a cloud of dust.
Tang Tian was shocked, and wanted to rush towards Ling Xu, but his legs gave way, and he flopped to the ground. His whole body felt empty, without an ounce of strength. His face crashed onto the ground, bringing agony.
“He’s alright! Just exhausted.” Mu Lei’s voice travelled from where Ling Xu was located.
Tang Tian was relieved, he flopped on the ground, too lazy to move anymore.
Won? They really won!
Tang Tian’s face which was covered in mud, was close to the ground laughing foolishly. He did not know how to express his feelings, and did not know how to celebrate this difficult victory, he had totally no energy left in him.
A familiar call rang in his ear, Tang Tian opened his eyes.
Unknowingly, Yaya had rushed to his face, it waved its little arms, making crooning noises, its little face full of excitement.
“Yaya, you should learn to speak already……” Tang Tian said feebly.
Yaya suddenly grabbed Tang Tian’s hair, its little cheeks all puffed and rounded up, its pair of tiny eyes opened wide, Tang Tian’s body was actually pulled along by it, but……
“Pain pain pain!”
“You this bastard, hurry let go!”
“Idiot! Collar! Pull the collar!”
“I told you to pull the collar…… sheesh……”
Tang Tian’s face was white with pain, Yaya pulled his hair, and slowly dragged Tang Tian towards Gu Xue’s direction.
Yaya’s small build had much more energy than Tang Tian thought. After dragging for a short while, Yaya started jogging.
“Yiyi!” “Yaya!” “Yiyi!” “Yaya!”
Yaya was like a boatman dragging a boat, shouting a rhythmic beat, and jogged all the way, quickly dragging Tang Tian towards the ruins. On the way they passed a piece of broken rock, Yaya lightly jumped over it, but poor Tang Tian crashed right into it and broke it.
Numerous stars spun around before Tang Tian’s eyes, this bastard……
Yaya’s speed was extremely fast, it was actually not much slower than Mu Lei’s.
Before many people reacted, Yaya had dragged Tang Tian back.
“Yaya, go drag the two dead bodies back as well.” Tang Tian quietly whispered.
Yaya, who stood before Tang Tian, had a face of bewilderment, and cocked its little head.
“They have spirit nuclei on them.” Tang Tian had a face of “you-know-what-I-meant”.
Yaya’s eyes instantly glowed like the evening stars, swoosh, and disappeared from sight. The next second, it appeared beside Hua Sha’s body, its little hand grabbed the body and spreaded its little legs, and fervently dragged Hua Sha while sprinting towards Hua Rong.
After rushing to Hua Rong’s side, the other little hand grabbed Hua Rong, and it sprinted back with its head low.
Clouds of dust were created, Yaya dragged two bodies that were extremely disproportionate to its size, its little cheeks were all puffed up, its eyes opened wide, seemingly exerting all its strength. The tiny body actually imposed an overwhelming aura on Tang Tian, and made him dumbfounded.
Yaya dragged Hua Sha and Hua Rong back to the ruins at an amazing speed, then its tiny body flopped on the ground, its belly on top, gasping for air.
“Are you alright.”
Gu Xue’s concerned and worried voice came from his head, Gu Xue was kneeling on one leg, and leaning to examine Tang Tian’s body.
“I’m fine……” Tang Tian forced a laugh, he felt Gu Xue’s hand opening up his torn and tattered clothes.
Gu Xue saw Tang Tian’s back and her face instantly went white, quickly covered her mouth, and her eyes unconsciously clouded. Tang Tian used his back to resist twenty-odd strokes from Hua Sha, although he had the protection of the peacock set, he still could not avoid getting injured.
His back was all bruised with no area intact. There were numerous bloody holes the size of a thumb, some already coagulated, those were inflicted by the pricks on the mace.
“Ha, very scary right, actually it’s still alright, it’s a small issue, just that the injuries look horrible, they will recover after a few days of rest.”
Tang Tian who was sprawled on the ground, seemed rather open-minded.
Gu Xue stabilised her emotions, the torment during this period, had made her mature quickly. She started to understand, sadness and despair were of no help to her current situation.
She took out a new bottle of ointment and started smearing it on Tang Tian clumsily.
Tang Tian felt that his back was cooling, very comfortable. After the big battle, the tensed up nerves were all relaxed, tiredness and fatigue instantly washed over him in waves, Tang Tian actually fell asleep.
Suddenly, Mu Lei bolted right up, staring angrily at the street faraway.
“They won…… those two fellows won……” Someone hugged his head, and stared dazedly at the square, his face was white, as though he was startled.
With a panicky voice, it was unusually piercing to the ears in a patch of dead silence.
But no one opened their mouths, everyone was hugging their heads, staring in disbelief at the messy street.
The Hua brothers actually…… actually got killed by two nobodies……
That moment of dazzling blue and silver blaze, still remained in their imprinted on their minds, that moment of glory, was like a sword piercing their soft hearts, leaving a deep imprint.
But, they were the Hua brothers……
The fluttering names in legends…….
Regardless of whether it was an act of worship, fear, or dread, no one could deny their abilities. Everyone at the scene all agreed without hesitation, that this was a battle with large disparity in abilities. Tang Tian and Ling Xu had no chance of winning, not even theoretically, everyone’s sole interest was in how long they could last, and what spectacular performance the Hua brothers would bring.
However…… the result of this battle, made everyone stunned, and silence reigned.
Gu Wu was transfixed, he quivered, “He…… he won……”
Gu An Xiong’s face was now ashen, his limbs ice cold. He did not wish for First Elder to gain Gu Xue, however, the result before his eyes, made him even more upset. By gaining Gu Xue, only the first family will become stronger, but the conflict between Gu Xue and himself, will never be able to be mediated.
Gu Xue has two people aiding her, then for him and his family, there will only be one outcome – death!
No! Never! He spent so much effort, for a full twenty years, before he could rise to this position! How could he die so easily?
Gu An Xiong’s eyes surfaced a look of craziness, he gritted his teeth and declared, “Gather everyone, let’s take the opportunity and get rid of them now!”
Gu Wu was shocked by Gu An Xiong’s words, “You’re mad! They could even get rid of the Hua brothers……”
“Shut up!” Gu An Xiong roared angrily, he was like a beast pushed into impasse, “Wait till they recover, then we’ll really be done for! Will Gu Xue let you off?”
Gu Wu’s face turned white.
“Go! Assemble everyone!” Gu An Xiong murderous intents revealed, “They’re already exhausted from killing the Hua brothers! This is the time when they are at their weakest, Da Wei, you’ll keep Mu Lei occupied! If we don’t kill them today, we’ll all die! I’m going to find Great Clan Elder now, if he doesn’t want to die, he must combine forces with us!”
Gu Wu and Da Wei’s faces turned white.
“Hurry!” Gu An Xiong shouted savagely at both of them.
Both of them came back to their senses, and hurried down.
Very soon, the Great Clan Elder’s people started to assemble as well, he also knew that he had completely offended Gu Xue and Ling Xu this time, if he did not take the chance to finish them off now, he and his clan will surely die. In Black Mountain City, no one can contend with Tang Tian and Ling Xu.
Gu An Xiong and the Great Clan Elder’s joined forces, and numerous martial artists began to surface at the end of the streets.
Black and crowded, like tide waters.
This was their only chance, their only chance of survival!
Mu Lei saw an endless stream of martial artists appearing at the end of the streets, his expression changed instantly, almost instantly, he understood Great Clan Elder Bai and Gu An Xiong’s intent. They wanted to turn the tables by taking advantage of Tang Tian and Ling Xu when they were the most vulnerable!
He saw a few familiar faces, those were all experts under Gu An Xiong and the Great Clan Elder, they were crazily flying along the streets, each with very savage faces. The combined two parties, revealed their full hands.
Gu Xue’s face instantly turned white, she could see the determination of the enemies, this was their last attack!
She did not lose her cool, and suddenly shouted, “Uncle Mu, bring them away!”
Mu Lei instantly reacted, “But……”
“Seeing those martial artists coming closer and closer, their faces surfaced craziness and violence. Missy, these people have already gone mad! If they did not get to attack, they will vent their anger on you in desperation……”
“Uncle Mu!” Gu Xue roared at Mu Lei with all her strength.
Missy’s eyes were full of determination, like something flickering.
Mu Lei gritted his teeth, and pounced on Tang Tian.
Gu Xue heaved a sigh of relief, she was most worried about Uncle Mu hesitating at this moment. Her gaze stopped at Tang Tian sprawled on the ground, unknowingly, her heart was warm, without fear, only calmness. It was not that she did not know that these people had gone mad, if she fell into the hands of these people, she would suffer, however, a quiet smile crept up her beautiful face.
I truly hope you’ll stay alive……
Godlike young man, how could you die here? You have great ambitions, you still wanted to find your Qian Hui… …
A pity, you won’t be able to see me activating my blood meridians……
Tang Tian, thank you.
A gentle whisper like a breeze, blew past Gu Xue’s heart.
Mu Lei rushed to Tang Tian’s side like wind, the moment his hand touched Tang Tian’s body, a voice rang suddenly out of nowhere in his ear, a massive figure appeared behind him, blocking the light rays.
“Don’t touch him.”
Mu Lei has heard this voice before, it was Tang Tian’s Spirit General.
Mu Lei’s front darkened, a shadow enveloped him, his body suddenly froze, and he turned his head in aghast.
A massive ancient bronze figure, blocked the sunlight, the deep and cold bronze lustre, brought along the chills and smoke from olden battlefields, passed through numerous years, and stepped foot on this land.
Kling klang kling klang.
The heavy metal legs of the saber-toothed tiger, slowly turned and stepped on the ground, like an ancient battle drum, slowly sounding.
He walked towards the line that Ling Xu drew.