The heavens and the earth dimmed while all things wailed.
Luo Shaonong and Gongye Zhefu still hadn’t attacked, yet they’d already revealed their auras as peerless geniuses, and it shook the surroundings.
At this moment, even Chen Xi had no choice but to admit that these two really couldn’t be compared to ordinary Spirit God Exalts. Their aura was imposing, and their vital energy was extraordinary and flawless. Obviously, they’d already arrived at the limits of the Domain Enlightened Spirit God Realm, and they could be considered to be unparalleled figures.
Actually, their rankings on the Domain Enlightened Chart made it obvious that those who were able to be ranked in the top 10 could absolutely not be underestimated.
This understanding didn’t put much pressure on Chen Xi, and his expression still remained calm and indifferent.
Only his eyes that were deep like abysses were silently seething with a wisp of battle intent that seemed like lava.
Yes, Chen Xi hadn’t exerted his full strength at all during the battle with Di Jun and the others just now. If it wasn’t for his reluctance to cause deaths and completely offend the great powers that stood behind them, it would be utterly impossible for them to have persisted until now.
Of course, if Chen Xi was completely infuriated, then he would fully disregard the might of the powers standing behind them.
Know when to stop and be brave when required.
This was Chen Xi’s style of doing things.
Luo Shaonong and Gongye Zhefu stopped simultaneously when they arrived 300m away from Chen Xi, and their extremely enormous auras had already locked onto Chen Xi from afar.
They’d faintly formed a three-way confrontation amongst them. However, everyone was clearly aware that it wasn’t a three-way confrontation, and it was two against one!
It was two peerless figures who’d ascended into the top 10 of the Domain Enlightened Chart against a young man whose name still hadn’t appeared on the Domain Enlightened Chart until now!
The atmosphere was murderous and deathly silent.
Di Jun and the others couldn’t be bothered about the injuries that covered their bodies. All of them were excited and watched with anticipation. They yearned for Luo Shaonong and Gongye Zhefu to kill Chen Xi in one go and take revenge for them.
“The situation compels it, so we can only join forces against you and end the battle as soon as possible. If it was at an ordinary time, then I might be very interested to have a one on one battle with an opponent like you. But it absolutely can’t be now.” Luo Shaonong slowly moved his eyes onto Chen Xi and spoke casually. A world of lightning was emerged behind him and floated up gradually, causing him to seem even more terrifying.
He paused for a moment before he continued. “Of course, if you hand over the King Xuan Sword and the eighth-grade Ancestral Dao Root in your possession before withdrawing yourself from this mountain, then not only would I let bygones be bygones, I might even be friends with you. What… do you think?”
Even though his voice was calm, yet it carried a strand of faint arrogant and an ordering tone as if he was giving out orders.
Chen Xi’s brows raised as he’d never expected that Luo Shaonong would actually recognize the King Xuan Sword, and then he said indifferently, “You seem to have misunderstood something. I come here firstly for the sake of that Imperial Sovereign Dao Root, and secondly to reclaim the ninth-grade Ancestral Dao Root and those three seventh-grade Ancestral Dao Roots you seized from Fellow Daoist Zhuanyu Shui.”
Luo Shaonong was stunned, and he was slightly surprised that Chen Xi actually dared to speak like this to him.
Before Luo Shaonong could speak, Chen Xi continued. “Oh, there’s one more thing. About the matter of all of you injuring Fellow Daoist Le Wuhen and the others, I have to seize this opportunity to resolve it as well.”
All the others were astounded, and they almost thought that they’d heard wrong. It’s already at a time like this, yet not only has this fellow refused to restrain himself, he has become even more arrogant. He’s simply courting death!
At this moment, Luo Shaonong was infuriated to the point of laughing as well. He clapped and sighed. “How audacious! You’re the first person in this world that has dared to speak to me in this way! Just because of this, I’ll leave your corpse intact and give you a burial.”
“Brother Luo, why waste your breath on him? Do you really think this fellow will feel grateful?” Gongye Zhefu spoke coldly while revealing killing intent because he didn’t intend to let Chen Xi off this time.
No matter if it was because of Shentu Yanran or Zhen Liuqing, he felt heartfelt detest towards Chen Xi.
This feeling was extremely strange, it was like envy and hatred, yet he would absolutely not admit it. Because there was no one in this world who was worthy of being envied by him, Gongye Zhefu!
“I forgot to say that I’d been constantly exercising forbearance towards you while you constantly made rude remarks, yet you don’t know what’s good for you and try to take a yard when given an inch. This time, we should settle all of that as well.” Chen Xi’s gaze moved towards Gongye Zhefu as he spoke indifferently. Because of Zhen Liuqing, flames of rage had accumulated in the depths of his heart since a long time ago, and if he continued to exercise forbearance like this, then Chen Xi he simply be unworthy of being a man.
“Haha! Very good! You really are arrogant! Brother Luo, if you continue hesitating, then I’ll be making a move before you!” Gongye Zhefu’s voice was cold while his words were sharp and extremely oppressive like blades. Obviously, he’d been infuriated by Chen Xi, and he felt that this was a form of provocation towards his dignity.
Luo Shaonong sighed lightly and shrugged. “Since it’s like that, then we can only make a move against him.”
As soon as he finished speaking, a strand of ghastly and terrifying killing intent swept out from Luo Shaonong’s body like tidewater, and it covered this expanse of the heavens and the earth. Moreover, the lightning world behind him surged with waves of rumbling that caused one’s soul to tremble.
At practically the exact same time, Gongye Zhefu’s violet pupils flowed with divine light, and he was like an imposing god of war. His palms were silently covered in a layer of dense markings which seemed like scales, and they were suffused with a metallic glow and emanated an extremely terrifying aura.
This was the Sky Unicorn Palm, a supreme technique passed down in the Gongye Clan. A light claw while utilizing it could tear the world apart and crush the sun, moon, and stars into pieces!
Chen Xi’s clothes fluttered while his sword remained in hand, and he was completely fearless.
They hadn’t even fought yet, but their terrifying imposing auras had already collided against each other, and it caused waves of deafening rumbling to sweep towards the surroundings while the heavens and the earth were thrown into disorder.
All the others in the surroundings were astounded, and they moved back in succession. They were deeply afraid of being affected by the battle and suffering calamity.
They were clearly aware that even if Chen Xi was killed in this battle, his achievements in battle today would be sufficient to cause a mighty uproar in the Ancient God Domain.
Of course, if everything really went according to their expectations, then Chen Xi would probably already be a dead man then, so no matter how great his reputation was, it would only arouse emotional sighs and pity from others.
“Wait!” Right at this critical moment when the battle was about to erupt, a voice suddenly resounded. Along with this voice, a graceful figure actually flashed lightly and stood at the center of the three of them!
She wore a black dress, had a slender figure, and her jet black and dense hair was held together in a bun by a wooden hairpin, causing a peerless appearance that was gorgeous and tranquil to be revealed.
She had a pure and natural bearing that was like a lone snow lotus on a precipice and remained aloof from the matters of the world. Shockingly, it was Zhen Liuqing!
Everyone frowned. What’s wrong with this woman? Could it be that she wants to stop this battle from occurring?
If Zhen Liuqing hadn’t been following by Gongye Zhefu’s side since the beginning, they would have almost stood forward and berated her.
Chen Xi heart shook instead, and he faintly guessed something, causing a wisp of bright light to silently flash within the depths of his eyes.
At this moment, Gongye Zhefu’s brows were knit together tightly while his face was slightly gloomy. He said, “Liuqing, what’re you doing? Quickly withdraw from here!”
His voice carried a wisp of a pressuring and berating tone.
Zhen Liuqing had her back facing Chen Xi and gazed at Gongye Zhefu. At this moment, she seemed to have made some sort of decision, and her expression wasn’t absent-minded like it had been in the past and was replaced by a wisp of firmness and resolution.
She took a deep breath and said, “Young Master Zhefu, please show mercy and let Chen Xi off. If you agree, then I guarantee to be fully obedient in the future. Everything I said is absolutely true!”
All of the others felt disbelief when they heard this. This woman is actually pleading on Chen Xi’s behalf!? How could this be possible?
Could it be that there’s some sort of relationship between her and Chen Xi?
Chen Xi listened silently while his eyes grew more and more brighter. He’d been constantly unable to figure out why Zhen Liuqing paid no attention to him and what sort of relationship she had with Gongye Zhefu. At this moment, he wanted to hear the exact reason for all of this.
On the other hand, Gongye Zhefu’s face turned completely gloomy when he heard this, and his violet pupils seethed with the glow of lightning. Moreover, his expression had turned slightly savage and seemed extremely shocking.
“I felt something was slightly unusual on the very first day I saw this little bastard. Sure enough, there was really something between the two of you since a long time ago!” Gongye Zhefu stared fixedly at Zhen Liuqing as he spoke word by word, and they seemed as if they’d been squeezed out from the cracks between his teeth and carried boundless rage.
He took a deep breath and tried hard to restrain the rage in his heart before he said, “It would be fine if it was merely like that. Because who doesn’t have a past? But you actually intend to make me withdraw for his sake! Aren’t you going a bit too far!?”
Zhen Liuqing’s countenance turned slightly pale from being berated, but the firm expression between her brows didn’t waver at all. She gazed at Gongye Zhefu and spoke with a practically pleading voice. “I’ve already said that so long as you agree to this, then I’ll be completely obedient to you!”
At this moment, no matter how stupid Chen Xi was, he was able to determine that Zhen Liuqing was worried about him, and it was even to the extent that she didn’t hesitate to give up everything for the sake of his safety and beg Gongye Zhefu. This caused Chen Xi to be happy, moved, sad, and furious at the same time. His feelings were complicated to the extreme.
He was unable to restrain himself any longer, and he said in a low voice, “Liuqing, are you troubled by something? Come over. So long as I’m here, then anyone who intends to bully you has to go over my dead body!”
As soon as these words were spoken, everyone in the surroundings instantly determined that Zhen Liuqing and Chen Xi really did know each other since a long time ago, and their relationship was obviously deep!
Zhen Liuqing’s figure trembled, yet she stubbornly refused to turn around and look at Chen Xi. Only her hands were silently clenched together tightly, and it was obvious that she was extremely conflicted in her heart.
This allowed Chen Xi to be even more confident that Zhen Liuqing was definitely troubled by something she was reluctant to speak about. Otherwise, she wouldn’t seem to be struggling like this and seem so helpless.
However, even under such a situation, she still disregarded everything with the intention of helping him out of this predicament. This caused the trace of grief and annoyance in Chen Xi’s heart to be completely wiped away, and only the feeling of being moved and heart ache remained.
Exactly what did she experience after arriving at the Ancient God Domain that caused her to fall into such a situation?
Moreover, when he witnessed all of this and especially when he sensed the strange gazes coming from the surroundings, it caused Gongye Zhefu’s expression to become extremely livid, and he was on the verge of going berserk.
“You… fuck off to the side!” He was unable to restrain himself any longer, and he roared furiously while grabbing at Zhen Liuqing. He intended to throw her off to the side and deal with her after he’d killed Chen Xi.
He was infuriated when he grabbed at her, so the might of this grab was terrifying to the extreme.
Zhen Liuqing’s countenance swiftly turned pale and translucent. But in the end, she didn’t resist and just stood motionlessly on the spot.
Right at this moment, Chen Xi made a move.