"You bastard. You better make sure you kill me, or I will kill you!" roared Xiang Shaoyun indignantly.
Since Scarlet Flame Monarch had not helped him, he assumed that Scarlet Flame Monarch was probably too weak to do anything.
"Keep shouting. I will break every bone in your body one by one before extracting your soul, preserving it, and slowly torturing it. You will never enter the circle of reincarnation," said Yu Yuchen, finally letting his true colors show.
He then reached for Xiang Shaoyun, preparing to properly ready Xiang Shaoyun for death. Xiang Shaoyun felt a mighty power restrict his entire body. No matter how he struggled, he couldn't break free.
"Bastard! What are you still waiting for, Scarlet Flame Monarch?" Xiang Shaoyun roared.
"Keep shouting. Nobody can help you!" said Yu Yuchen smugly.
In the basement, Scarlet Flame Monarch still had the tough chains around him. He was unable to break free, and his body was greatly weakened. He did not have much strength left. However, he was still once a peak Heaven Battling Realm expert. His combat strength was heaven-defying, and even with a tiny bit of strength left, he could easily destroy regular Heaven Battling Realm cultivators.
He stirred his final bit of remaining strength, and a powerful absorption force erupted. The power surrounded both Xiang Shaoyun and Yu Yuchen.
When Yu Yuchen sensed the force, his hair stood on end as he cried out in alarm, "The person suppressed here is still alive!"
Intense fear gripped him, and he decided to leave, as a calamity would befall him otherwise. He did not know who the person suppressed here was, but he knew that person was an unrivaled demon king that was crazily powerful.
A previous generation elder who was once stationed here told him not to approach this place unless absolutely necessary. Little did he expect that he would actually attract the attention of the imprisoned demon king.
As Scarlet Flame Monarch had been preparing for this attack for a long time, he would not allow Yu Yuchen to escape. His energy was completely focused on Yu Yuchen and Xiang Shaoyun, and he dragged both of them into the basement.
Yu Yuchen was in fear. He used all his strength, sending all his saint energy out while his saint bones crackled repeatedly. His forehead shone with a divine radiance as he adjusted his mental state to the optimal condition, trying to break free and escape.
But before he could break away, a chain wrapped around his neck. It was a top-tier saint chain. Even regular saint weapons couldn't break it. Yu Yuchen could feel death approaching, and he roared inwardly, I don't want to die here!
Alas, many things in life would turn out contrary to how one wished. Things wouldn't happen just because he wished for them to happen. His head was wrung off his body before a powerful force crushed his head into mincemeat, not giving his saint soul any chance of survival.
And just like that, a mighty Heaven Battling Realm expert was killed. The first thing Xiang Shaoyun saw in the basement was Scarlet Flame Monarch, who looked like a furious and mighty fiend with nine chains around him. His current image did not quite match his frail and wizened body.
"Well killed," said Xiang Shaoyun.
Without Scarlet Flame Monarch's assistance, he would have died under Yu Yuchen's hands. Right after he said that, Scarlet Flame Monarch's aura receded, and Scarlet Flame Monarch collapsed as though he had exhausted all his strength.
Xiang Shaoyun hurried over and held Scarlet Flame Monarch, preventing him from falling. Sensing Scarlet Flame Monarch's weakness, Xiang Shaoyun immediately fed him some spirit liquid and herbs. Scarlet Flame Monarch opened his mouth and hungrily devoured the liquid and herbs.
"I need spirit crystals," said Scarlet Flame Monarch weakly.
Xiang Shaoyun hurriedly took out a large number of spirit crystals and piled them up before Scarlet Flame Monarch.
With a single inhalation, over 100,000 spirit crystals transformed into a clump of energy that flowed into his nostrils. In the blink of an eye, over 100,000 spirit crystals vanished. Without any hesitation, Xiang Shaoyun took out a few hundred thousand more spirit crystals. So long as Scarlet Flame Monarch recovered, these spirit crystals were a small price to pay.
Scarlet Flame Monarch did not hold back and absorbed all the spirit crystals offered. Even so, they were still far from enough for him to fully recover. He had only regained a tiny portion of his strength. After all, at his level, only saint-grade crystals could satisfy his requirement.
Xiang Shaoyun had some, but the saint crystals in his possession weren't of the flame element and wouldn't be helpful for Scarlet Flame Monarch. However, this did not mean there was nothing Xiang Shaoyun could do. He took out the Noble Glazed Flame and said, "I have a clump of unique flame here. It will be able to recover a little bit of your strength."
Scarlet Flame Monarch opened his eyes to look at the flame. Without any hesitation, he opened his mouth and devoured it. Xiang Shaoyun had obtained the flame after defeating a Sovereign overseer. It was of a higher grade than Yun Flame, and he had initially planned to use it himself. But he had no choice but to prioritize Scarlet Flame Monarch's recovery.
After devouring the flame, Scarlet Flame Monarch's aura started rising. His wizened body regained some color, and there seemed to be more strength in his body now.
As Xiang Shaoyun looked at Scarlet Flame Monarch, some scenes flashed through his mind. In the scenes, a handsome and tall red-haired young man was waging wars everywhere atop a fiery lion, killing the experts of the various races. The youth was so high-spirited and seemed unstoppable.
It lasted until a day when a purple-haired youth appeared and defeated the red-haired youth with only 10 moves. The red-haired youth was indignant, so the purple-haired youth released him and agreed to a rematch.
Their second fight happened three years later. The purple-haired youth defeated the red-haired youth with 10 moves again. The red-haired youth was still indignant, and the purple-haired youth released him again. He showed no fear toward any sort of reprisals.
Their third fight happened 10 years later. Once again, the red-haired youth defeated the purple-haired youth with 10 moves. This time, the red-haired youth had no choice but to admit his defeat. He also decided to become the purple-haired youth's follower, fighting the world together.
After a long while, Scarlet Flame Monarch opened his eyes and said, "Age is catching up with me. I'm slowly becoming useless."
"No matter how old you are, you're a brother of this overlord. I still hope to fight the world with you by my side," said Xiang Shaoyun, his eyes shining brightly.
The purple-haired youth and the red-haired youth in his mind were none other than the previous him and Scarlet Flame Monarch. They knew each other through fights and had ultimately become brothers.Previous Chapter Next Chapter