Chapter 012

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The voice had just fallen when a strong and solid attack of spiritual energy came towards Luo Jianqing.

When he heard “you are a demon”, Luo Jianqing, pupils shrunken, simultaneously took out the bamboo umbrella from his storage ring out of reflex. The surging, vast spiritual energy attacked the bamboo umbrella and suddenly broke off a frame!

In response, an alarm bell erupted in Luo Jianqing’s heart and immediately drew his sword to meet the enemy.

In the hazy and lightless chaos, Luo Jianqing shut his eyes, listening attentively, and raised his sword to face the attacks that came from every direction. The other’s attacks all struck against the bamboo umbrella, while Luo Jianqing’s attacks fell in the vast empty void, not able to land a single hit.

Bang! Bang! Bang!

Although these attacks weren’t as daring as the first time, like when it immediately broke off a frame from the bamboo umbrella, it was able to break off a frame within ten strikes. Even if Luo Jianqing wasn’t emotionally attached to this umbrella, he knew that the next time it happened, sooner or later he would meet his end by the hands of the other party.

At the very least, this kind of attack was of a late-stage Nascent Soul expert’s. Even late-stage would be perfect at this point!

Mind working rapidly, Luo Jianqing fought back with difficulty while thinking about what exactly was going on at the same time. He didn’t believe for a second that he could be a demon. Since ancient times, demons and humans have never lived side by side. If even the Spirit-Refining Sir Xuan Lingzi saw that he was a demon and still accepted him as his disciple, it was impossible for anyone in these remnants to perceive him as a demon.

How did such a problem come about…

“The demon core?!”

Luo Jianqing firmly grasped his umbrella while ignoring the other’s attacks, and yelled loudly, “Elder! This one is definitely not a demon!”

His voice had a thread of spiritual energy mixed in it, making it resound into the distance and finally stop the attacks. Then he heard the voice, as hoarse and unpleasant as before, croak, “Demon, demon, demon… “

Luo Jianqing turned his hand to take out the purple demon core from his storage ring, and said respectfully, “Senior, this one had just taken this demon core from a rank six demon beast in the Endless Wasteland. In reality, this one had previously slain countless demons and even took their cores. Isn’t this just a misunderstanding?”

The chaos was silent for a moment, and Luo Jianqing’s heart gradually relaxed, but unexpectedly, the voice abruptly screeched in an ear-piercing tone, “You are a demon! You are a demon! You are a demon!”

Another earth-shattering attack came towards Luo Jianqing. Even if Luo Jianqing’s bamboo umbrella could withstand these attacks, in the end, he didn’t know where the enemy was, so there was no way to attack. Luo Jianqing only felt that the voice was too unreasonable. Why did it come to the conclusion that he was a demon? If he was, then wasn’t every honored senior and elder at Tai Hua Peak playing a prank on him?

Soon, another one of the bamboo umbrella’s frames had broken off. Luo Jianqing grit his teeth and tossed the umbrella in midair. Gentle golden light spilled from the umbrella’s surface, wrapping Luo Jianqing inside.

Luo Jianqing’s fingers, which held Shuang Fu, had several points on them as the sword slowly flew away from his palm, its tip facing straight outwards. Luo Jianqing rapidly formed hand seals, green rays of light flickering between his two hands like little stars. Shuang Fu’s radiance was even more dazzling.

Above the chaos, there seemed to be a faint sound of thunder.

Luo Jianqing’s hand seal forming speed became even faster and Shuang Fu spun rapidly, waiting for the enemy’s attack. But at that moment, the green light between his hands seemed to darken to some degree. Luo Jianqing did not hesitate to stamp his right foot on the ground, and a mouthful of hot blood spurted on Shuang Fu.

Suddenly! There was a burst of green light!

Luo Jianqing, still forming hand seals, had a trail of blood flowing from his lips.

“One Sword Becomes a Nine-Petaled Lotus!”

The sword fluctuated and became nine, flying forward swiftly. Shuang Fu had already become a virtual image, while thunder rolled from the highest heavens like the sound of drums and lightning struck down. This was because of the ten thousand-year old iron and the thousand-year old lightning crystal that was cast to make Shuang Fu. Luo Jianqing was able to use One Sword Becomes a Nine-Petaled Lotus twice in one day, but at this moment his spiritual energy was going to dry up early, so he was forced to rely on the bamboo umbrella to protect himself.

Purple lightning flooded the entire space. Like silver snakes, it wriggled wildly. The nine swords couldn’t find a target to attack, so they turned into a sword formation, sweeping every inch of space with an unstoppable force.

Luo Jianqing was already out of options. If he truly couldn’t cross this mountain pass, he had no choice but to break the jade token and evacuate out of the remnants.

Luo Jianqing’s right hand covered his stomach, having used up so much of his spiritual energy. Unfortunately, he ran out of Spirit-Assembling Pills when he was fighting off the phantom demon fox.  As a result, looking at Shuang Fu attacking blindly, Luo Jianqing could only smile bitterly. “Could it be… that I will truly stop here?”

A moment later, a white light shone on Luo Jianqing’s body. When he opened his eyes, he was in a stone room!

Luo Jianqing stood dumbly in the same spot. His first reaction was to inspect where Shuang Fu fell. When he sensed the sword dancing happily in his mind, Luo Jianqing finally let out a sigh of relief. He raised his line of sight and was suddenly startled.

Li Xiuchen also stood dumbly as he watched the battered Luo Jianqing.

The two stared at each other like this, at a loss at what to do, for a short period of time. Then Luo Jianqing gathered two fingers together, a green sword-light solidifying at his fingertips.

Li Xiuchen had just kneeled on the praying mat when he saw Luo Jianqing do this. In response, he immediately got up and said urgently, “Do you… do you really want to kill me? We both came from the same place. We are both fellow townsmen! I promise that I won’t kill you in the future. I can’t even kill you anyway, please spare me!”

Luo Jianqing narrowed his eyes, his sword-light still heading forwards.

Li Xiuchen continued, “I won’t compete with you. I’ll give you the main character role, okay! You know that the seventh pass’ prize is gone now. I won’t pass it on, I don’t want treasure either. I’ll let you have everything I own. I can be your little brother. Everything I have will be yours.”

At this moment, Luo Jianqing already walked in front of Li Xiuchen. His lips turned up coldly. This kind of look suddenly brought to mind of that time when he used that expression to look at himself at Duan Qing Cliff.

At that time, Li Xiuchen said, “Senior brother Luo, today will be the last time I call you senior brother. Having fallen to demonic cultivation, even injuring second senior brother and sixth senior brother, it is almost as if the heavens will not tolerate you betraying everyone so rashly. Today, you seem like you’re ready to die at Duan Qing Cliff. For the sake of the camaraderie between martial brothers in those days, I might ask everyone to spare you and leave your corpse intact.”

That Li Xiuchen was so flamboyant and reckless. This Li Xiuchen, however, was as insignificant as an ant.

Li Xiuchen’s tears and snot flowing down his face and that pleading expression made Luo Jianqing feel disgusted, but he was also unwilling to waste any more time. His frigid sword-light slowly rose to face Li Xiuchen directly, whose face had gone pale long ago.

This time, Luo Jianqing took the bamboo umbrella to block himself from any external attacks.

He looked at Li Xiuchen in front of him with an apathetic gaze. Then he unhurriedly raised his fingers, but suddenly heard a bell-like voice echoing in his mind. “Hee hee hee hee, you humans still slaughter each other? Little darling, you’re so corrupt, but your servant likes it. It would be truly better to… give yourself to your servant, wouldn’t it?”

Luo Jianqing’s eyes widened, and a sharp, piercing pain went through his mind.

“Ah!!!”

It was so painful that he covered one side of his head. Li Xiuchen took advantage of this and ran to a corner.

The purple demon core flew out of Luo Jianqing’s storage ring, purple demon mist diffusing into the air. Soon, the green-clothed cultivator was trapped inside it. Li Xiuchen watched the scene, utterly stupefied and not understanding what was going on.

He naturally didn’t understand what kind of pain Luo Jianqing was going through at this moment.

In his mind, Shuang Fu let out a cry of concern and fear as a ball of white light confronted the purple demon mist intruder. Luo Jianqing rolled around on the ground in suffering, dust dirtying his green robe, his hair dishevelled. One eye remained clear, while the other was already bordered with purple.

“Little darling, don’t struggle. Right now, your body’s like a lamp all out of oil. It would be best to obey your servant.”

“Don’t even think about it!”

“Little darling, there is no need to show off again.”

“You…”

His unmatched handsome face was soaked with sweat. Luo Jianqing was holding his head in pain, blood flowing from his purple eyes.

No one knew how long it had been. Li Xiuchen had been hiding off to the side, watching and listening to Luo Jianqing cry out in pain inside the purple demon mist. He waited for ages and ages, even when he heard Luo Jianqing sobbing. Then Li Xiuchen suddenly saw the purple mist disperse considerably, but he still hid in the corner, not daring to budge.

Until he heard a low and ambiguous groan.

That sound was too alluring. Li Xiuchen’s entire body was rigid, then he walked over in curiosity.

In the hazy purple mist, he could only see a handsome and elegant young man leaning against the wall, gasping roughly. His phoenix eyes were bright and beautiful, his lips red with dripping blood, so indescribably gorgeous.

Li Xiuchen felt chills run down his spine.

As the arrogance of being the great senior brother of Tai Hua Mountain and a Core Formation cultivator had faded away completely, that beauty that was unique only to Luo Jianqing blossomed fully. Li Xiuchen had always known that Luo Jianqing was definitely the most attractive character in “Seeking Immortality”. Even though he would later marry a mermaid princess, he was afraid that he couldn’t compare with this villain.

In the past, Li Xiuchen never really paid attention to Luo Jianqing’s appearance because his aura was too powerful. Even at this moment, he couldn’t withstand this person’s strength. But now, Luo Jianqing was collapsed inside the purple mist, powerless. His black hair was scattered across his green clothes as he stared ahead with rippling eyes and pink cheeks.

At this moment, Li Xiuchen finally understood this was what they called beauty that was neither male nor female!

Li Xiuchen’s fingers gradually began to tremble. He stepped forward without thinking, wanting to have a better look. He hadn’t moved, but he was thinking that this purple mist resembled something in his memory when suddenly, it dispelled towards him. Li Xiuchen felt this purple mist was unusually familiar, but he couldn’t think of how.

He heard Luo Jianqing shout himself hoarse, “No!!!”

Perplexed, Li Xiuchen looked towards Luo Jianqing and saw that his eyes were wide open in rage, eyes already bloodshot as he looked at him and the purple mist in pain. Just as he began to waver, Li Xiuchen suddenly felt his entire body heat up, spreading from his thighs to the rest of his body below.

There was a sound of an explosion, like his rationality had burned to cinders.

Li Xiuchen panted hoarsely, his body trembling as he looked at the beautiful cultivator who was reclining.

Luo Jianqing’s eyes was unable to open any further, but even his wrathful expression could not weaken his beauty. A drop of sweat fell down from Luo Jianqing’s pale forehead, rolled down a line to his jaw, and finally down inside his clothes.

Li Xiuchen couldn’t help swallowing his spit, whispering hoarsely, “So pretty…”

Luo Jianqing turned his hand to form a burst of sword-light, sending it flying towards Li Xiuchen. Surprisingly, the sword-light was only slightly crooked and left a trace of blood on Li Xiuchen’s face, then finally hit the wall.

“The heavenly will!!!”

Luo Jianqing shuddered and suppressed his body’s strongest desires, wishing he could flee to Yu Xiao Peak.

Just now, when the demon fox had taken advantage of his spiritual energy being used up, it unexpectedly sought to possess his body. During that difficult struggle, Luo Jianqing nearly died killing the demon fox’s consciousness. At the same time, he was suffering from the demon core’s poison of desire. However, Luo Jianqing never would’ve guessed that the demon fox, even at death’s door, suddenly steered that demon mist towards Li Xiuchen who was in the same space as him.

As the demon fox was dying, it seemed to echo in his ear, “Filthy, vile human! Have a taste of what it feels like to be a woman under a man’s body!”

The sword-light just now was already Luo Jianqing’s final move. His entire body’s supply of spiritual energy had been exhausted, which was not something that could be recovered in an hour. Right now, even the effort used to open his eyes stirred up the poison of desire, not to mention other things.

If the poison of desire inside the demon mist trapped even his Core Formation little junior sister, then the demon core’s poison would already make it difficult for a Body Fusion cultivator to control themselves.

At this moment, Luo Jianqing had already been madly swallowed up by his desires for a while now. His body was screaming for someone’s touch, but his barely existing rationale made him only look on helplessly as Li Xiuchen walked towards him step by step, undoing his belt. His eyes went back and forth between his face and body, then slowly lowered his head.

“Li Xiuchen… I must kill you, in this life… I will definitely kill you!”

A trail of blood seeped from his lips as Luo Jianqing spoke those words with his utmost effort. Every time he spoke, more blood filled his mouth.

Li Xiuchen didn’t hear any of his words. His avaricious gaze lingered on that beautiful face and finally, that red mole on his forehead. The redness seemed to ignite, making Li Xiuchen look at it for a very long time. After a short period of time, he couldn’t help but lower his head, wanting to kiss his full lips.

Humiliation and resentment emerged one after another on Luo Jianqing’s face. He could already feel Li Xiuchen’s vile breath. His two eyes were at its widest, unwilling to close them, as he wanted to remember this moment forever, remember when this person brought dishonor to him, so he would return it ten-fold in the future!

There was less than an inch’s distance between their lips. Li Xiuchen’s breath sprayed on his alluring face.

But in an instant, a golden light erupted.

Bang!

Li Xiuchen was kicked to the wall. A cold voice, mixed with hard-to-ignore anger and anxiety, echoed loudly in the narrow stone room, like something holy. “If you dare take another step, I will cut your body into thousands of pieces, and I will not hesitate to do it here!”

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