Xiang Shaoyun did not expect someone to provoke him the moment he arrived. From the voice, he immediately knew that the challenger was Zhan Wushuang. He looked over, and sure enough, Zhan Wushuang and his people were walking toward him. Following Zhan Wushuang was someone familiar, Xia Yunxi. She had actually chosen to stand with Zhan Wushuang. One ought to admit that she really knew how to pick her men.
After Di Lin's death, Xiang Shaoyun wasn't given any chance to kill Xia Yunxi and Di Tong. Thus, the two were given more time to grow. He wasn't too bothered about it because he was going to kill them sooner or later.
Zhan Wushuang was still his arrogant self. His strength had improved tremendously, and he was now a third-stage Soul Foundation Realm cultivator like Xiang Shaoyun. It was undeniable that these prodigies were growing at an unprecedented speed, creating a massive gap between them and their peers.
Xiang Shaoyun ignored Zhan Wushuang. His gaze landed on Xia Yunxi's delicate face. "Di Batian and his people are done for. Your family has all died off as well."
He had long erased all his feelings for her. He had still decided to utter those words to her, not to flaunt, but to tell her how idiotic of a choice she had made in the past.
Xia Yunxi instantly paled, her steps becoming unsteady. She was now an eighth-stage Dragon Ascension Realm cultivator. However, mere words from Xiang Shaoyun were enough to shake her to such an extent. It was obvious how big of an impact his words had on her.
In truth, she had started to regret her choice during his rise in the Dragon Phoenix Academy. The regret grew stronger when Xiang Shaoyun killed Di Lin. She was terrified and had been hiding in the academy, afraid that he would kill her as well. She eventually decided to follow Zhan Wushuang due to his strength and background. Zhan Wushuang might look like someone whose only focus was cultivation, but he naturally wouldn't reject a beautiful woman who had taken the initiative to approach him.
"What's the point of bullying a woman? Come on, let's have a good fight. I'll let everyone know that I, Zhan Wushuang, am no weaker than you," said Zhan Wushuang as he approached Xiang Shaoyun, looking ready to engage Xiang Shaoyun in a massive battle.
Xiang Shaoyun crossed his arms in front of his chest and with scorn, "I might have seen you as an opponent in the past, but now, you're not enough."
"How boastful. Let's see just how strong you can become after several years outside the academy," said Zhan Wushuang. With a roar, he erupted with a powerful golden aura. An oppressive aura surged and rippled in all directions.
The nearby geniuses hurriedly moved away to make enough space for Zhan Wushuang and Xiang Shaoyun to battle. Xiang Shaoyun gazed at Zhan Wushuang indifferently, sensing that Zhan Wushuang was erupting with a combat strength matching a late-stage Soul Foundation Realm cultivator. He had demonstrated a combat strength worthy of his status as a prodigy cultivator. When Zhan Wushuang saw Xiang Shaoyun standing there with a sneer, he fumed.
"Die!" With a roar, Zhan Wushuang sent an oppressive golden punch forward. The fist instantly reached Xiang Shaoyun's chest.
Like a golden wolf swallowing the moon, the fist was extraordinary and overbearing. A regular Sovereign would stand no chance against it. Even the Overlord Legion members were worried for Xiang Shaoyun. They knew that Xiang Shaoyun used to be extremely powerful, but Zhan Wushuang had grown massively over the years. Without the Dragon Phoenix Academy's resources, could Xiang Shaoyun have still kept up with his cultivation?
Next, they saw Xiang Shaoyun's might for themselves. Xiang Shaoyun merely raised one hand and spread his palm open before reaching for the fist. It was as though the entire universe was being caught within that palm. Instantly, Xiang Shaoyun caught the golden fist and crushed it. The energy fist exploded, but its blast was neutralized before it could cause harm.
"What?" Zhan Wushuang and everyone else were shocked.
Who would have guessed that such a powerful punch would be so easily defeated? It was clear just how strong Xiang Shaoyun was.
"You're not enough," said Xiang Shaoyun as he wagged a finger with contempt.
At times, one did not need to beat up an opponent to prevail over them. Crushing someone without even a fight was the wisest method to deal with one's opponent.
"Impossible! You can't be that strong! I refuse to believe this!" Zhan Wushuang was in disbelief. With a roar, he attacked with all his strength.
A current of fist intent surged out, a boundless golden radiance spread in all directions, and a soul foundation manifested with the might to pierce the blue dome of heaven. With his three-layered soul foundation manifested, Zhan Wushuang threw a world-shaking punch toward Xiang Shaoyun.
The punch carried the might to crush everything as it advanced with the determination to not stop before crushing Xiang Shaoyun into mincemeat. The surrounding geniuses were forced to move further away. This punch was at least double the previous punch's strength. Zhan Wushuang was indeed unrivaled within his rank. Everyone looked at Xiang Shaoyun, curious as to whether he could easily stop this attack as well.
A slight trace of seriousness appeared on Xiang Shaoyun's face. "I'll defeat you with the same fist technique. You will accept this defeat wholeheartedly."
At that declaration, a golden radiance erupted from his body. Thick fist intent surged out and shot toward Zhan Wushuang's fist, accompanied by strands of flux goldthorn energy. The two golden fists collided, creating a massive explosion.
Aftershocks spread in all directions. The aftershocks persisted for a long while before one of the fists finally occupied the advantage and pushed the other fist back. The defeated fist belonged to Zhan Wushuang. He couldn't stop Xiang Shaoyun's might and was blasted away.
Even the unbreakable golden defensive layer around Zhan Wushuang failed to withstand Xiang Shaoyun's unique energy. The energy tormented his entire body with stinging pain, causing him to wail in agony. He crashed hundreds of meters away and was drenched in blood, cutting an incredibly sorry figure.Previous Chapter Next Chapter