"Nothing, the Noxious Blood Gang sent two sluts to assassinate me earlier. I've already dealt with them," Celestial Skeleton quickly said, panicking slightly. The Noxious Blood Gang was a hostile gang with similar strength to them.
Earth Skeleton had an aggressive reaction when he heard the name Noxious Blood Gang, "Those impudent bastards!"
"Well, you and third brother can just keep an eye out for them. Leave the two girls behind. I will immediately harvest the yin frost energy from them when I recover from my injuries. After reaching the Soul Foundation Realm, both the Han Clan and the Noxious Blood Gang will be nothing for us," said Celestial Skeleton.
"Alright, boss. Get well soon and enjoy the girls," said Earth Skeleton before withdrawing from the room.
After Earth Skeleton left, the Han Clan sisters looked at Celestial Skeleton nervously. Their cultivation bases had been sealed, so they couldn't even flee.
"If you dare lay a finger on us, our ancestor will not spare your Skeleton Gang!" warned Han Qianwei coldly.
Han Xuewei also spoke, "J-just let go of us! If you do, it might not be the end of your Skeleton Gang just yet."
"You are too naive. Yes, your ancestor might be a powerful individual, but that does not mean I am afraid of him," said Celestial Skeleton with a sneer.
He had the urge to pounce on this pair of sisters then and there. However, his condition was too bad, so the only thing he could do was scare them for a bit. The sisters paled at what he said.
Celestial Skeleton then ignored them and circulated his cultivation method at full speed. He had to first recover before doing anything else.
Meanwhile, Xiang Shaoyun was completely aware of the situation outside through Celestial Skeleton. He did not do anything and letCelestial Skeleton freely heal up. Since he was in no rush, he started leisurely talking with Du Xuanhao in the hidden room.
"Young master, are you planning to put this Skeleton Gang under your control?" asked Du Xuanhao.
"Yes. We need to first establish a footing here if we want to stay on and thrive in this city," said Xiang Shaoyun.
"You are right, young master. No matter how strong one can be, the local forces can still be very useful when one arrives at a new place," Du Xuanhao agreed. "Maybe I should stay by your side for now and only leave for the Devil Domain after you have full control over the Skeleton Gang?"
Xiang Shaoyun said, "Three days. I will subdue the two deputy leaders in three days. At that time, the Skeleton Gang will be under my full control, and you can then head off to the Devil Domain."
When Du Xuanhao saw Xiang Shaoyun's firmness, he nodded in agreement.
He knew very well that Xiang Shaoyun could never be underestimated despite his young age. Otherwise, one would suffer a loss before even knowing what was happening. He proceeded to share more of the saber intent he had comprehended as a parting gift to thank Xiang Shaoyun for all his help.
Xiang Shaoyun memorized everything Du Xuanhao told him. When the time was right, he would use what he had learned to further hone his saber.
A night passed, and Celestial Skeleton had recovered by about 30 or 40 percent with the help of king medicines and healing pills. His worst discomfort came from the damage his soul had suffered, as even now, he would be assaulted by the occasional headache. He would have to find a way to do something about it if he did not want to keep suffering.
After all, the condition of his soul would play a great role in determining if he would be able to enter the Soul Foundation Realm in the future. At that thought, he went looking for Xiang Shaoyun. He was in no mood to touch the Han Clan sisters for now.
He entered the hidden room and greeted deferentially, "Greetings, master."
"Rise. You are looking to heal your soul, right? I have some soul spring here. Use it to heal it," said Xiang Shaoyun after throwing Celestial Skeleton a glance. A tiny bottle appeared on his palm.
Celestial Skeleton accepted the bottle joyfully and said, "Thank you, master."
Since Xiang Shaoyun knew everything he was thinking, it would be very hard for him to regain his freedom for now. He was better off focusing on recovering for now and should only think of what to do after he was fully healed.
"What's up with that pair of sisters you got out there?" Xiang Shaoyun asked.
Celestial Skeleton did not dare to hide anything, and he told Xiang Shaoyun everything he had in mind.
"If you like them, master, you can have them. They are definitely top-tier beauties," said Celestial Skeleton flatteringly.
"Put them somewhere. I'll take a look when I have the time," said Xiang Shaoyun after some hesitation.
"Yes, I'll do that. Do you have any other commands, master?" Celestial Skeleton asked.
"Just focus on healing up today. Call one of your brothers over tonight and send everyone else away," said Xiang Shaoyun, not bothering to hide his intention at all.
Celestial Skeleton did not dare to disobey, and he nodded before leaving. The day passed quickly, and by the end of the day, Celestial Skeleton had recovered by about 50 percent. His soul had almost fully healed up as well.
At that point, he started thinking about using his recovered soul power to break free from Xiang Shaoyun's control. But the moment the thought crossed his mind, Xiang Shaoyun found out about it and started chanting the curse incantations, placing him in great torture yet again.
"Remember, if you have such thoughts ever again, you will die," said Xiang Shaoyun through voice transmission with a dense killing intent.
Celestial Skeleton was so frightened he immediately knelt down and begged for forgiveness. He was finally giving up on all hope.
At nightfall, Celestial Skeleton sent someone to summon Earth Skeleton over and dismissed everyone stationed near the main hall. Earth Skeleton never suspected that Celestial Skeleton would harm him, so he arrived alone.
"What do you need from me, boss? Are you still worried about the Noxious Blood Gang?" asked Earth Skeleton when he arrived.
"Come closer, second brother. I have something important I need to discuss with you," said Celestial Skeleton.
Earth Skeleton did not suspect anything and approached. Suddenly, Celestial Skeleton attacked.
Earth Skeleton had never expected that his boss would suddenly attack him. The palm hit him and fatally injured him, sending him flying away.
"Boss! You..." Earth Skeleton called out in utter confusion.
Before he could finish his sentence, his soul came under attack. It was as if someone was adding salt to his injury. Du Xuanhao and Celestial Skeleton worked together and seriously injured Earth Skeleton.
There was no suspense, as Earth Skeleton was eventually subdued by the two. Next, Xiang Shaoyun used the Nether Dragon Soul Curse and placed Earth Skeleton under his control as well.
By the time he was done, he had the same sensation where he had overused too much of his soul power. Left with no other choice, he consumed some of the soul spring water he had. Without the soul spring, it would take him much longer to restore his soul power and he would be forced to delay the move on his next target—Human Skeleton.
The next day, Xiang Shaoyun had recovered and used the same method on Human Skeleton. Unsurprisingly, Human Skeleton fell under his control as well. With this, the leader and deputy leaders of the Skeleton Gang were now all under his control.Previous Chapter Next Chapter