Chapter 174 – Lad, battle well yo [Second Change]
Translated by: Ting
Edited by: TranslationNations, Leo and De Andre
Tang Tian had no time to bother about the problems with Star Coins, because Ah Xue was already prepared.
An empty room, with all the miscellaneous stuff cleared out.
Gu Xue and Tang Tian’s expressions were solemn, the Five Eyed Golem could benefit the blood meridians, but exactly how, no one had an idea.
“Everyone in this yard has been cleared out.” Gu Xue lowered her voice, anyone could tell, she was quite anxious.
Tang Tian replied with an “oh”.
Seeing that Tang Tian did not understand the reason, Gu Xue explained, “I’m worried that others will find out. If news of the Five Eyed Golem were to be leaked, then we would surely be unable to keep it safe, thus the less people knowing about it the better.”
Tang Tian could tell, Gu Xue was really nervous, because she would usually not have so much to say. He had the sudden urge to persuade Ah Xue not to use it, but when his gaze came into contact with Ah Xue’s eyes, he zipped up. Ah Xue’s eyes were filled with nervousness and fear, but mostly, it was determination.
Tang Tian could understand such determination, for he was also very familiar with such determination, thus he did not persuade.
“Don’t worry, I’ll always be keeping watch here! Ah Xue you can do it!” Tang Tian patted his chest, exclaiming out loud, he wanted to use this method to reassure Ah Xue.
Gu Xue smiled sweetly at Tang Tian, “Thanks, Ah Tian!”
The girl’s face resumed her calmness, that determination returned to her face, and she quietly declared, “I’ll be starting then.”
Tang Tian replied “mmm”. Somehow, he was anxious as well, his palms even sweated a little. Even if it was a battle of life and death with the experts, Tang Tian would not be anxious, but now, he was somewhat nervous.
Gu Xue carefully took out the Five Eyed Golem, and placed it on the ground nearby.
The oddly devilish golem seemed to be looking at Ah Xue.
Gu Xue took a deep breath, stood in front of the Five Eyed Golem, and started executing move after move.
Tang Tian was aroused, it was the Golem Five Gestures, although Ah Xue’s poses were still not perfect in many areas, but Tang Tian could still recognize them straightaway.
Upon completion of each Gesture, an eye of the Five Eyed Golem would light up.
The oddly devilish bright red eyes lit up one after another, and when the Five Gestures were complete, all five eyes were lit up. Gu Xue panted slightly, these Five Gestures made her soaked in sweat.
At this moment, the red eye on the left palm of the Five Eyed Golem suddenly shot an eerie red ray, and the red ray fell on Gu Xue.
Gu Xue’s delicate body trembled, and a look of pain surfaced on her face.
Then the eyes on the right palm of the five eyed golem shot a red ray, and it similarly fell on Gu Xue. Left eye, right eye, the three eyes at the brows area also shot red rays one by one.
The five rays enveloped Gu Xue entirely, Gu Xue’s feet were slowly raised above the ground, her body started floating slowly. Gu Xue’s eyes were shut tightly, her brows furrowed, as though she was enduring a certain pain, and her body trembled slightly.
Tang Tian did not even dare to take a breath, and gripped his fists tight.
He had pathetically little understanding of the blood meridians, but he knew the Snow Rainbow Blood Meridians, to Ah Xue, seemed to be unusually important.
Ah Xue, good luck!
Tang Tian clenched his fists tightly and shouted secretly in his heart.
Suddenly, a faint red glow lit up in Ah Xue. Followed by orange, then yellow, succeeded by green, blue, indigo, violet, seven different coloured glows, one after another, and Tang Tian was stunned.
Snow Rainbow… … was this the seven colours of rainbow then?
Seven types of glows lit up alternately, and Gu Xue’s expression became calm. Instead, her expression was serene, with a tinge of solemnity. Her originally beautiful looks became even more alluring.
The seven rainbow colours slowly dimmed, now the five red rays shot out by the five eyed golem, became thick as blood.
Even the air seemed to be filled with the smell of blood.
Ah Xue’s face resurfaced a look of pain, and then her body shook violently, even more violently than before. Tang Tian’s heart skipped.
As the red rays of the Five Eyed Golem shone on Ah Xue, her clothes started to burn.
Tang Tian was shocked, he was about to run over, but when he noticed, the clothes that burned into ashes, exposed snow-white skin, without any injuries.
He halted his steps abruptly.
The exposed skin was soon covered by a thin layer of blood film, the red glow which was as concentrated as fresh blood, developed into a thin layer of blood film upon contacting Ah Xue’s skin.
Very soon, the blood film on Ah Xue’s body increased, almost covering more than half of her body.
The sight before him, revealed an unspeakable spookiness, Tang Tian was quite spooked, for he was too unfamiliar with stuff like blood meridians. But at least he knew, the changes before him, were not something bad.
But the problem that followed made Tang Tian extremely awkward.
Although the blood film covered Ah Xue’s body, the film was too thin, and stuck closely to Ah Xue’s skin, thus fully outlining the curves of Ah Xue’s body.
Tang Tian’s face blushed red.
“Uncle, what to do?”
Tang Tian asked Bing in his heart, flustered.
“Oh oh oh, lad, I’m back-facing her, I’ll never sneak a peek. Don’t worry, as an instructor, I have ethics, you can be rest assured.”
Bing coughed lightly, and urged Tang Tian loudly, “Lad, open your eyes wide! You must look carefully! If you don’t, if there’s any problems that arise, you won’t be able to react in time!”
“But… …” Tang Tian argued.
“No buts! As a warrior, this is a battle! Battle, understand! If you shut your eyes, it means that you are surrendering, it means that you are acknowledging your failure first!”
Tang Tian only felt that his face was burning, with Bing’s impassioned speech at his ear.
“This concerns someone’s life! Do you want something to happen to Ah Xue? If you don’t, you better open your eyes wide. As your instructor, I have to use my blood experience to tell you, on the battlefield, an oversight usually marks the demise imminent.”
“A lad with no devils in his heart won’t have distracted thoughts, he will always bravely open his eyes wide, and face his enemies squarely!”
“Open your eyes wide, stay calm! Lad! Battle on!”
Bing’s almost roaring voice echoed in Tang Tian’s heart.
Tang Tian was ashamed of his previous thoughts. Bing was right, if there was no devils in his heart, there will not be any distracted thoughts!
He took a deep breath and strived to calm his stirring emotions.
That’s right! This is a battle!
Tang Tian, how could you concede defeat?
Tang Tian opened his eyes wide, with a ferocious expression, and used his full power!
Thus he saw the snow-white skin the instant the clothes burned into ashes, thus he saw the smooth and delicate… … thus he saw the tempting erect… …
Damn! Such a tough battle… …
Tang Tian gritted his teeth, his eyes fiercely opened wide, his head covered in sweat.
Behind the Cross Door, Bing sat back-facing the Cross Door, stroked his poker-chin, and muttered to himself, “Such a white beauty, it would be a sin to miss it. Battle well young, lad, hmm, I need to ask around, how much Gu Clan’s assets are worth exactly… …”
When Ah Xue’s last piece of skin was covered by the blood film, Tang Tian finally heaved a sigh of relief, he then realized, unknowingly, he was completely drenched in perspiration.
It was indeed a tough battle!
When Tang Tian’s attention fell on Ah Xue once again, he was stunned.
Ah Xue, whose entire body was covered in blood film, was extremely shapely! Given Tang Tian’s culture, he definitely would not know this description existed, but his feeling now was exactly the same as this description. The thin blood film, was like a tight-fitting red leather shirt, perfectly showing-off Ah Xue’s hot figure.
If that was a presentation of the details just now, then the entire visual impact now made Tang Tian absentminded.
“Lad, come to your senses! What’s wrong with you? So weak? Open your eyes wide, you need to screen through every detail, if there’s anything amiss, you can then react properly! If you were distracted on the battlefield, you would have long been dead! Maintain your attention, focus!” Bing sensed Tang Tian’s absent-mindedness, and lightly coughed in reminder.
With a start, Tang Tian came back to his senses.
Bing was right – this was Tang Tian’s first response. He totally had not thought about it, even if something was amiss, how should he resolve it?
He opened his eyes wide, and his gaze roamed about on Ah Xue’s body. Thus, he noticed many details that he did not noticed before… …
Deep breaths… … deep breaths… …
Battle… … battle… …
Tang Tian’s eyes were wide opened, and started to grit his teeth again, his fists involuntarily clenched tight.
Time passed by slowly. Tang Tian, who was covered in sweat, did not dare to move even an inch, his sweat dripped down from his forehead, onto his eyelashes. Tang Tian did not dare to blink, in fact, both his clenched fists, and from the start till now, had not moved.
This was a test of his willpower! This was a battle!
Tang Tian cheered himself on fervently in his heart.
Suddenly, Ah Xue, who was wrapped in blood film and floating in midair, moved.
Tang Tian was aroused, has the critical moment come? He strived to keep his eyes opened wide, for fear of missing out on anything.
He saw many cracks appearing on the surface of the blood film, Tang Tian did not dare to blink, he was filled with nervousness.
How’s Ah Xue? Succeeded?
At this moment, the blood film on Ah Xue’s body turned into many tiny pieces, pong, they suddenly exploded.
A perfect snow-white body, presented fully before Tang Tian’s eyes.
Tang Tian’s attention was extremely focused unprecedentedly, and instantly captured every detail clearly and accurately.
Tang Tian’s brain seemed to be struck by lightning.
Right at this moment, Gu Xue opened her eyes blearily.
Both their gazes locked straight away.
Tang Tian’s expression froze, Gu Xue’s expression froze, Tang Tian’s body froze on the spot, Gu Xue’s body froze in mid air.
Time seemed to come to a standstill.
A full ten seconds passed!
Gu Xue suddenly came back to her senses, and subconsciously screamed, but the moment she screamed, she hurriedly reacted. If she attracted others it would be disastrous, she was scared stiff, and hurriedly covered her mouth.
Gu Xue in mid air, did not notice that she was floating in mid air. In panic, she lost control, and fell to the ground.
Gu Xue’s face went pale instantly, but she knew the gravity of the situation, and covered her mouth firmly, not daring to lift her hands, in fear of attracting unwanted attention.
A pair of strong hands caught her.
Ah Xue’s pretty eyes instantly rounded, her body frozen.