Chapter 700: Submit and This Young Master Shall Spare You

Looking at Xia Yunxi, Xiang Shaoyun's eyes gleamed with contempt "Hehe, this is the Dragon Phoenix Academy's turf. What rights do you have to stop us from cultivating here? Want me to stop? Easy. Leave, and I won't make things difficult for you. Of course, you can also choose to defeat me and chase me away."

"Yunxi, k-kill him! He murdered eighth brother!" Di Tong, who was lying on the ground not far away, spoke with great difficulty.

Xia Yunxi blanked out slightly at that, complicated emotions flashing past her eyes. She had never imagined that Xiang Shaoyun would really dare to kill. It would seem like her grudge with him had also reached a level it could no longer be erased.

"Come, kill me. If you can kill me, I promise the academy won't hold you responsible for it," said Xiang Shaoyun as he beckoned Xia Yunxi, a look of madness on his face.

Once, he had true feelings for Xia Yunxi. What he received were the betrayals of her and Di Lin, and his heart was shattered. From then on, his heart blazed with the flame of revenge. Without killing them, he would not be able to extinguish it.

"It has been six years. Let me see how much you have improved," said Xia Yunxi with a sigh.

Prior to this, she was still thinking of a way to reduce the hatred Xiang Shaoyun felt for her, hoping that he would still love her. That way, there might still be hope for her to repair their relationship. Alas, the deeper the love, the deeper the hatred. Because Xiang Shaoyun once loved her dearly, he now hated her even more.

"Come, I won't disappoint you," said Xiang Shaoyun as he formed the claw stance with both hands, looking at Xia Yunxi with a mask of calmness.

He could guess that Di Lin was probably not here today. In that case, he would just defeat Xia Yunxi first. Flame shrouded his entire body. The cheerful emotion Yun Flame was transmitting to him caused his battle intent to rise.

She once thought him a disappointment. Now, he would personally teach her how wrong she had been. A blue flame rose around Xia Yunxi, giving her a demonic look. With a flick of her wrist, she attacked with the sword in her hand. 

As the sword stabbed forth, clumps of pulsing blue flames spread all around Xiang Shaoyun. They looked like nothing special, but all of them suddenly exploded one after another like firecrackers, flooding the area around Xiang Shaoyun with a dazzling blue radiance.

The blue flame she used was most definitely not a regular flame. Rather, it was a unique type of flame that was threateningly powerful. At this time, Yun Flame, within Xiang Shaoyun, emitted excitement as if it couldn't wait to devour all the flame around it to enhance itself.

After obtaining the devil flame seed, Yun Flame had evolved to a higher tier. It was definitely no weaker than the flame Xia Yunxi possessed. Although the remarkable attack had given Xiang Shaoyun a shock, everything was still under control.

After taking on the attack, he reached with both hands, and his palms erupted with a powerful suction force, pulling all the blue flame into his body. The sight greatly alarmed Xia Yunxi, who had approached him to follow up on her previous attack.

"You have a high-tier flame!" Xia Yunxi exclaimed in astonishment.

"Now you know. It's my turn to attack," said Xiang Shaoyun with a cold snort as he clawed out with both hands, surrounding Xia Yunxi with sharp claws.

The dark red claw energy was powered by Yun Flame, and it emanated a much stronger oppressive feeling than Xia Yunxi's blue flame. Each attack of Xiang Shaoyun's was incomparably ingenious, aiming only at Xia Yunxi's vital points. He was not holding back just because he was fighting a beauty.

Xia Yunxi could sense Xiang Shaoyun's killing intent. It was so thick a sense of fear rose within her heart. Fortunately, she was no coward and was still able to protect her vitals with her sword technique.

However, Xiang Shaoyun's attacks were too violent and sharp. They were extremely hard to guard against, and finally, a claw attack struck her shoulder. A cloth was ripped off as blood dyed her shoulder red.

How is he so strong? I thought cultivating nine powers will result in a reduced combat prowess? Xia Yunxi wondered inwardly.

She quickly retreated as she thought of a way to seize the initiative. If this continued, her defeat would be certain. Unfortunately, Xiang Shaoyun was too fast. She was not given any respite as his torrential attack pressured her endlessly.

More and more claw attacks struck her, and if it wasn't for the inner armor she wore, she would have been naked by now. She was incredibly ashamed, but she had no way out. During a moment of crisis, Xia Qiuhua finally dragged his injured body along and rushed into the battlefield, reducing the pressure on Xia Yunxi.

"Leave! We can't stop him!" said Xia Qiuhua.

Xia Yunxi hesitated slightly before rushing toward Di Shang's corpse. She lifted the corpse before grabbing Di Tong. She then fled while shouting, "Everyone, retreat. We will remember this humiliation. When the alliance master leaves his seclusion, he will avenge us."

At her command, the Di Alliance members no longer battled, and they started retreating madly. Only Xia Qiuhua was left in a bitter struggle against Xiang Shaoyun to stop him from giving chase. Of course, if Xiang Shaoyun really wanted to pursue them, Xia Qiuhua would not be able to stop him.

Xiang Shaoyun increased the force behind his attacks and took only a short while to completely suppress Xia Qiuhua. Numerous wounds were left on Xia Qiuhua's body, and even his armor cracked.

It was evident how violent Xiang Shaoyun's flame power was. If he wanted to kill Xia Qiuhua, he could do it easily. But he did not do so.

With his fingers around Xia Qiuhua's neck, he said coldly, "My Big Brother Tang respects that you are a true man. However, you have followed the wrong master. Submit, and this young master shall spare you." 

During Xiang Shaoyun's previous return to the academy, Tang Longfei had mentioned Xia Qiuhua's talent in cultivation and combat many times. He lamented deeply that such a person was a member of the Di Alliance.

From how Xia Qiuhua had personally stopped him to let the others flee, it was obvious he was loyal. That was why Xiang Shaoyun wanted to recruit him.

Xia Qiuhua glared at Xiang Shaoyun in response and said, "Kill me if you have the guts. If I so much as frown, I'm a bastard!"

Xiang Shaoyun hesitated slightly before slamming Xia Qiuhua on the ground.

Bang!

The slam filled Xia Qiuhua's mouth with soil. Next, Xiang Shaoyun sent him flying with a kick.

"If it wasn't for Big Brother Tang's excellent impression of you, I would have killed you. Scram!" Xiang Shaoyun shouted, displeased.

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