Xiang Shaoyun managed to escape with his life. After leaving the underground, he couldn't even be bothered about the flower fairy. He collapsed heavily onto the ground and gasped for breath, feeling like his entire person was going to break apart.
While escaping for his life, he had to protect someone completely unrelated to him. He felt really stupid because it wasn't a wise decision to help the flower fairy. Trying to save both himself and the fairy had greatly exhausted him.
The flower fairy had crashed onto the ground with Xiang Shaoyun, and the fall nearly killed her. Fortunately, this place was rich in water and wood energies, and these two energies were what she lacked. She hurriedly used her healing technique and absorbed the two energies to nourish her withered body.
As the energies entered her body, she slowly recovered her life force. A withered flower appeared by her side and recovered alongside her as though the two were one.
Xiang Shaoyun didn't spare her any attention. He was too busy recovering. He used several spirit crystals, sending strands of energy into his stars as he absorbed energy from his surroundings and the stars in the sky. He recovered at a rapid speed.
After recovering about 30 or 40 percent of his energy, he stood up. His priority was to determine his current location. He feared that he had accidentally come to the Southern Wasteland. When he stood up, he found that he was really not at the Ziling Sect anymore.
His surroundings were completely unfamiliar. He was surrounded by a boundless wilderness, and not a single human or beast could be seen. In short, this wasn't the best place he could end up at, but it wasn't the worst either. At least he had escaped with his life.
He heaved a breath of relief and said, "All is good as long as I'm out of that place. I'll first look for someone and ask about this place."
He prepared to leave. But soon, he noticed the flower fairy and the bizarre withered flower beside her. It seemed like both of them were slowly recovering together.
"Take care. This is all I can do for you," said Xiang Shaoyun before soaring into the sky.
The flower fairy's weak voice rang out once more, "Since you've already started helping me, you might as well go all the way. Please send me back to my race. I will reward you generously."
"I am not a kind person. I can't help you with this," replied Xiang Shaoyun decisively.
He was not interested in being someone who was kind to everyone. People like that tended to get into unnecessary trouble.
"We're not far from my race. Please, I beg you. We have a lot of amazing herbs at our place, with a large number of sovereign herbs. It won't take too much of your time," begged the flower fairy.
Xiang Shaoyun's heart skipped a beat when he heard the term sovereign herb. Since they were already near, he could consider helping. In any case, he was also curious as to where he was.
"Fine, I'll help you one more time. If I find out you lied to me, the consequences won't be something you can bear," said Xiang Shaoyun sternly. "So, are you good enough to travel?"
"Can I get a few more days?" pleaded the flower fairy.
"No. I lack time," rejected Xiang Shaoyun.
"Two days, only two more days. I am too exhausted," said the flower fairy, who seemed like she was about to cry.
"Fine, I'll give you two days. Hurry up. I'll stand guard for you. You will also need to reward me for this," said Xiang Shaoyun after some hesitation.
He could use the two days to fully recover. With that, he would be better equipped to deal with anything that might happen later. And thus, the two remained in a meditative position as they both tried to recover as best as they could.
After one day, Xiang Shaoyun was almost fully recovered. After all, he had only exhausted his energy, so recovering wasn't too hard. However, his soul was still injured, and it could only recover slowly through the nourishment of the soul raising stone and the soul spring water.
Soul injuries were serious. Fortunately, his soul was strong enough that he wasn't too badly affected. Any other person would have suffered a lasting internal injury from that amount of damage to the soul.
It was worth noting that the Nether Dragon Soul Headband also had a healing effect. With all these factors added together, he would be able to return to his peak in no time. Thus, he wasn't too worried.
After waking up from his meditation, he found that the flower fairy was recovering very slowly. However, she had still recovered somewhat despite her pitifully old appearance.
Xiang Shaoyun muttered, "With your condition, I doubt you can move even if I give you two additional days. Let me give you a hand."
After saying that, he used the Secret Reversal Technique and gathered a large amount of life force around the flower fairy. The flower fairy sensed the boundless life force around her. She couldn't even be bothered about its origin as she hurriedly absorbed everything.
The flower by her side did the same. It hungrily absorbed the life force as it recovered its vitality. With Xiang Shaoyun's Secret Reversal Technique, the flower fairy's condition improved noticeably.
When the two days ended, she opened her eyes and said gratefully, "Thank you. I feel much better. I should be good enough to travel now."
"Um. So where should we go?" asked Xiang Shaoyun.
"Go northeast," said the flower fairy weakly.
Xiang Shaoyun wrapped his energy around the flower fairy and the flower by her side and dragged them as he quickly traveled northeast. Everywhere he passed through was devoid of humans. Instead, beasts could be seen frequently. However, the beasts could hardly pose a threat to Xiang Shaoyun.
Even after traveling for three days, not a single human was seen. He wondered just what kind of desolate place he had come to. In fact, in his impatience, he had asked the flower fairy several times about the location. She had claimed that it wasn't far, but the place was nowhere in sight even after flying at full speed for several days.
Also, he was now confident that he had appeared in the Southern Wasteland. Only the Southern Wasteland would be filled with so much wilderness.
I don't think I'll be able to return to the sect anytime soon. Hopefully, nothing bad will happen to the sect, thought Xiang Shaoyun.
"How much longer do we need? If you still can't give me a concrete time, I will abandon you here. I don't have the time to waste with you," said Xiang Shaoyun impatiently.
"No more than two days," said the flower fairy seriously.
"Fine, I'll give you two more days. If I find out it's a lie, don't blame me for being merciless," said Xiang Shaoyun.
He continued traveling at full speed for two more days. However, all he could see was still the same wilderness. He was fuming.
"Head to the waterfall to the south. We have arrived," said the flower fairy.Previous Chapter Next Chapter