Chapter 103: They Are Not Worthy

The lightning condor king had a large cave dwelling. It was right at the middle of the Lightning Gathering Mountain, and it seemed to occupy half the space inside the mountain. There were a large number of lightning condors resting around the cave, and they were all looking at Xiang Shaoyun with unfriendly gazes.

With a cold snort from the lightning condor king, the condors scattered. Currently, Xiang Shaoyun was already fully dressed. He couldn't stand staying naked before a bunch of lightning condors.

"Fortunately they are demonic beasts and not humans. Otherwise, my chastity will go down the drain," Xiang Shaoyun muttered to himself.

Soon, Xiang Shaoyun sensed an intense lightning aura from inside the cave, an aura that gave him a sense of intimateness. If it was anyone else staying here, they would go numb from the thick lightning energy in the air. 

But that was not the case for Xiang Shaoyun. One could say that he now had a very close intimacy with all forms of lightning energy. Inside the cave, he saw numerous lightning elemental plants, and he also found a lightning transformation grass that had already grown into a low-grade spirit medicine.

"Lightning transformation grass!" Xiang Shaoyun had a longing look.

"You already ate an even higher grade of lightning transformation grass of mine when you were nearly dead earlier," reminded the lightning condor king when he noticed what Xiang Shaoyun was looking at.

"So it was the lightning condor king who had saved my life. You have my gratitude," Xiang Shaoyun said with a look of realization before quickly cupping his hands and thanking the lightning condor king.

He could remember that he was in a very bad condition when the lightning energy in him suddenly turned docile, allowing him to recover a slight trace of clarity and eventually survive.

"You're welcome," said the lightning condor king.

Here, a large nest built with dry twigs could be seen. This was a spot exclusive for the lightning condor king. Since he was bringing Xiang Shaoyun here, it was obvious he looked quite favorably upon him.

Xiang Shaoyun was knowledgeable about demonic beasts. He did not hesitate and directly sat down amid the dry twigs before asking the lightning condor king, "If I may ask, why did you help me, lightning condor king?"

Until now, he was still confused about that. Demonic beasts and humans were always on the opposing sides. When an opportunity presented itself, one party would always try to either eat or kill the other party.

It was worth noting that Xiang Shaoyun had also come for the lightning. In fact, one could say that he had messed with the lightning condor king's breakthrough. But not only did the lightning condor king not blame him for that, the lightning condor king had even helped him. He definitely did not think that this was because of his boundless charm.

Is this lightning condor king trying to make me his pet? Shit, I would rather die! Xiang Shaoyun thought to himself.

Humans had a habit of subduing demonic beasts to turn them into mounts. Likewise, demonic beasts had a habit of subduing humans to turn them into slaves as well. Some demonic beasts merely subdued humans as a way of insulting humans, but some also subdued humans to satisfy their numerous perverse desires, turning the humans into their toys.

Regardless of gender, the demonic beasts had numerous perverse fetishes they could unleash on humans, giving their slaves a life worse than death. As Xiang Shaoyun thought of that, his hairs stood straight on end.

He couldn't beat this lightning condor king or escape. This place was most certainly not reachable for Elder Zhen Peng, as he would have otherwise been here long ago.

Just as Xiang Shaoyun grew nervous, the lightning condor king asked, "I know you humans love to turn us demonic beasts into mounts that can fight alongside you. When I was breaking through, some humans had come to do precisely that. Now that I have successfully broken through, I doubt he will dare come anytime soon. Do you have anything to do with that human?"

Xiang Shaoyun quickly waved his hands and said, "How would I have anything to do with him? I am only here to borrow some lightning power. I don't know him at all. If you want to take your revenge against him, go ahead. I will definitely not stop you. In fact, I am fully in favor of you making him your slave. Go, don't hold back!"

Xiang Shaoyun spoke magnanimously, as if he was the one giving the lightning condor king a human slave as a gift. The lightning condor king said indifferently, "I am not interested in making him my slave. It's not like I can do it anyway. He is too strong. If I hadn't set him up with the tribulation, I might not have been able to make him leave at all."

"Ah, you are too humble, my king," Xiang Shaoyun said, feeling somewhat gloomy.

"But if you need a mount, I won't mind helping you with it," said the lightning condor king.

Xiang Shaoyun quickly waved his hands. 

"No, no, there is no need for that...hold on, do you mean you will give me a lightning condor to be my mount?" Xiang Shaoyun asked in astonishment. He could not understand what the lightning condor king was getting at here. It did not make any sense for this lightning condor king to be offering him a mount. But what the lightning condor king said next stunned him even more.

"I mean I will be your mount, not the other condors. They are all not worthy," the lightning condor king clarified.

"You? My mount?" Xiang Shaoyun's mouth went wide agape.

Although he had ridden many Demon King or even stronger beasts before, he had subdued none of them himself. Now, he no longer enjoyed the glory he once had. And with his strength as an Astral Realm cultivator, it wasn't likely that he would be able to subdue his own mount, much less a Demon King.

But here it was, a new Demon King offering to be his mount. That made him feel like he was dreaming. One ought to know that a King had his pride, and even if the King was a demonic beast, he still wouldn't easily submit. This submission shocked Xiang Shaoyun even more than Elder Zhen Peng's submission. Nobody would believe something like this was possible.

"That's right. You have the purest innate lightning energy growing in your body. If I can stay by your side long term, I will be able to grow even stronger," the lightning condor king said honestly.

The lightning condor as a species did not particularly stand out among the demonic beasts. It was already very impressive for this lightning condor king to reach the Demon King realm. It would be much harder for him to reach an even higher height.

The lightning condor king was already considering this when he first saw the innate purple lightning overflowing from Xiang Shaoyun's body. And when he saw Xiang Shaoyun shedding his skin, he finally made his mind to submit. Although this human was still weak, a person with the innate purple lightning would definitely have extraordinary accomplishments in the future.

There was no doubt about that.

Xiang Shaoyun took a deep breath and arranged his thoughts as he lamented inwardly, Looks like I am really boundlessly charming, to the point even Demon Kings can't resist my charm. Damn it, this is a free underling. I might as well take it.

"Are you sure, lightning condor king? After following me, you will have to follow me to the territory of humans," Xiang Shaoyun said.

"Yes, that is precisely what I am concerned about. I have just broken through, and I still need to take care of my clan. It will be too much trouble for me to leave. Therefore, you might as well stay and cultivate here instead. It will be helpful for you, and during your breakthrough into the King Realm in the future, it will also be beneficial for me," the lightning condor king said.

What, no! Why won't you just obediently be my mount? Xiang Shaoyun shouted inwardly, but when he spoke, his words were much calmer, "I don't think that is a good idea."

He felt like slapping himself on the face for asking the lightning condor king so many questions. He should have directly agreed to the proposal without giving the condor king a chance to change his mind.

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