The horned lightning snake moved at an extremely fast speed to attack, and its fangs reached Xiang Shaoyun's neck almost instantly. Even though Xiang Shaoyun was already bracing himself for an attack, he still couldn't cleanly dodge and was forced to cover his neck with his arm.
His arm was bit, and he hissed in pain, the blood instantly seeping out. His first instinct was to throw the snake away before killing it. But he quickly suppressed that thought.
"You are holding nothing back, huh? That hurts," said Xiang Shaoyun as he resisted the pain.
He was one who had resisted the pain of being struck by lightning. This much pain was still within his tolerance level. The horned lightning snake continued biting into his arm with its sharp fangs. As it tried to chomp the entire arm off, it left a deep wound that reached his bone.
"Hey, little fellow, I don't intend to harm you. If you are not willing to come with me, just leave. I won't let you sever my arm," said Xiang Shaoyun, using his internal energy to stop the snake from biting off his arm. Even so, he still resisted the urge to harm it.
"Young master, have you gone insane? Beat it up and teach it some discipline!" Devouring Ghost cried out in alarm.
"Yes, Young Master Xiang. Don't joke around with your life," said Du Xuanhao.
Xiang Shaoyun shook his head. "No, I believe in its intelligence. It can understand that I am sincere in not wishing it any harm."
"Your highness, it has an extraordinary bloodline. Please don't harm it," begged Jin Wo. Jin Wo was a gold serpentine crocodile and had great intimacy with all snake races. Thus, it was natural for him to not wish the horned lightning snake harm.
"Don't worry, I won't harm it," Xiang Shaoyun promised.
"What are you waiting for? Let go of his highness!" Jin Wo berated the horned lightning snake, releasing his Demon Emperor aura.
The horned lightning snake gave it some thought and finally released Xiang Shaoyun's arm before quickly fleeing.
"Beast, trying to flee after harming my young master?" Devouring Ghost shouted and started giving chase.
"Devouring Ghost, come back. Let it go," Xiang Shaoyun shouted.
Devouring Ghost stopped and turned around. He asked, "Young master, since it has survived under the nourishment of silver lightning energy, it has the potential to become a great helper in the future. Are you going to let it go just like this?"
"Yes. Let it be," said Xiang Shaoyun with a wave of his hand.
He did want to tame the horned lightning snake, but he did not wish to harm it. Perhaps that was because they both possessed the power of silver lightning. The horned lightning snake continued fleeing, but not long after, it turned around to look at Xiang Shaoyun. There was a complicated emotion in its eyes.
Xiang Shaoyun was still standing there with electrical currents running all over his body, maintaining the incredibly regal and majestic purple dragon around him. The horned lightning snake hesitated for a long time before it turned around and returned to Xiang Shaoyun.
A look of pleasant surprise appeared on Xiang Shaoyun's face. He had a feeling the horned lightning snake had made up its mind. Sure enough, after the horned lightning snake arrived before him, it flew a circle around him before emanating a silvery radiance from its scales.
The innate purple lightning in Xiang Shaoyun's body joined with the silver lightning energy the snake emanated, and it seemed like an extremely intimate connection had formed between the two.
The horned lightning snake opened its mouth and swallowed a mouthful of the lightning energy Xiang Shaoyun was releasing, and after swallowing the mouthful, its mood improved.
"Little fellow, just stay by my side. My innate purple lightning and your very being complement each other. We can grow together, and if a day comes when you are tired of staying by my side, I won't stop you from leaving," Xiang Shaoyun quickly persuaded when he sensed that the horned lightning snake was starting to develop affection for him. The horned lightning snake no longer hesitated and nodded its head, signaling its agreement.
"Haha, good. In the future, you will come to realize how smart this decision is," said Xiang Shaoyun with a joyful laugh.
He sincerely wanted the snake to stay by his side; hence he was very excited when it finally agreed. The horned lightning snake proved itself with action by climbing to Xiang Shaoyun's injured arm and licking the wound, showing its willingness to follow him.
"Alright, I'm fine. Don't worry," Xiang Shaoyun said.
But the horned lightning snake did not retreat. It continued licking the wound, and some silvery liquid dripped out of its mouth. The liquid gave Xiang Shaoyun a chilly and refreshing sensation, and when he looked at his wound, he found that it was healing at a slow speed.
"What is this? You are actually capable of healing?" Xiang Shaoyun asked in astonishment, attracting Devouring Ghost's and Jin Wo's attentions. They could both see that Xiang Shaoyun's wound was really healing.
"Not bad at all. This horned lightning snake is worthy of being a mutated species. The energy it spits out has a restorative property," praised Devouring Ghost.
Jin Wo also couldn't help crying out, "It might be a pure lightning beast. Although the lightning power is destructive in nature, lightning liquid is restorative in nature."
"Lightning liquid, it's spitting lightning liquid?" Xiang Shaoyun was astonished.
Back then, during the first time he was struck by lightning, he had obtained a drop of lightning liquid as well, which was how he had survived death and come to learn how precious lightning liquid was.
If the saliva of the horned lightning snake was truly lightning liquid, it would have great implications. The horned lightning snake left the wounded arm and climbed to Xiang Shaoyun's other arm. It then slowly vanished into his arm.
Xiang Shaoyun was still confused when he saw that a snake tattoo had appeared. The tattoo looked extremely lively and mysterious. He could also sense that something had changed with his skin, as if something else had appeared there.
"The Camouflage Invisibility ability!" Jin Wo cried out in alarm.
"What's that?" Xiang Shaoyun asked in confusion.
"It's a perfect camouflage ability that lets one embed oneself into something to achieve invisibility. It is an extremely rare demonic ability, but this little fellow actually has it! It's an amazing survival ability!" explained Jin Wo with envy.
"So this little fellow is actually this powerful?" Xiang Shaoyun smiled. Then, the horned lightning snake left his arm and flew in the direction they had come from. As it flew, it did not forget to look back and signal Xiang Shaoyun to go with it. He followed without hesitation.Previous Chapter Next Chapter