Chen Xi’s calm and indifferent face showed no signs of relaxing when he saw the outline of the campsite gradually clearing up in his vision.
Conversely, his brows had knit together even more tightly while his slightly pale and handsome face actually showed faint signs of growing paler.
It was like he was suffering some sort of pain within him.
At the moment he arrived at the campsite, Chen Xi actually couldn’t help but spit out a mouthful of blood while his entire body trembled.
Especially his vital energy, it seemed to be stable yet was faintly revealed dangerous signs of being on the verge of falling into disorder.
Chen Xi took a deep breath and forcefully suppressed the surging and violent energy within him, and he was just about to flash towards the palace which belonged to him when he seemed to have noticed something, and his gaze suddenly shot towards the side.
At practically the exact same time, two figures had appeared out of thin air, and it was the figures of a man and a woman. Surprisingly, it was Leng Xinghun and Dao Wushuang!
Leng Xinghun’s expression was cold and indifferent as before, but his gaze was slightly strange as he looked at Chen Xi. It seemed to carry surprise, pity, and a faint trace of killing intent.
Dao Wushuang was grinning at his side while her clear eyes were sizing Chen Xi up with curiosity. She seemed to be trying to confirm something.
Chen Xi’s eyes narrowed. He hadn’t expected that he would encounter this old enemy of his, Leng Xinghun, at a time like this!
No, he should actually be called a ‘Reconstructed’.
On the way to participate in the Battle of Dao Protectors, his Eldest Senior Brother, Wu Xuechan, had told him that Leng Xinghun had indeed died. The current Leng Xinghun was just an existence that the Sovereign Sect’s Master had utilized a secret technique to recreate, and he just possessed all the memories which Leng Xinghun possessed before his death.
Obviously, Leng Xinghun and Dao Wushuang had arrived at the campsite a long time ago, and it was even to the extent that they’d clearly witnessed the battle from before.
Now, since they’d suddenly appeared before him, then they’d clearly come with ill intent!
Leng Xinghun suddenly clapped and praised. “Amazing. Even I never expected that not only would you be able to leave easily from the joint attack of 4 peak Divine Children, you even seized the opportunity to kill two of them. Such accomplishments in battle are sufficient to be considered as unparalleled throughout the world.”
The praise of an enemy could never be taken to be true praise because it might be ridicule.
Chen Xi merely glanced at Leng Xinghun before he said indifferently. “The opportunity you grabbed isn’t bad. It really is my weakest moment. Perhaps you really might have a chance to kill me if you attack right now.”
A divine glow surged within Leng Xinghun’s eyes. He seemed to be surprised yet itching to give it a try as well. However, he couldn’t help but frown. “Are you trying to trick me?”
Chen Xi shrugged and said, “This is the only opportunity you’ll have. You can feel free to try if it’s true or not.”
As soon as he finished speaking, Chen Xi actually paid no further attention to Leng Xinghun and Dao Wushuang. He just walked straight towards the campsite while his expression had never changed from the beginning.
It was even to the extent that he couldn’t help but cough violently a few times when he’d just stepped foot into the campsite, and there was even a strand of blood flowing out of the corner of his mouth.
Leng Xinghun’s eyes flickered with divine light while his heart surged endlessly with killing intent. He knew that this was the best opportunity he had to kill Chen Xi until now, and no one knew when he would get another chance like this if he were to let it slip by.
Is this fellow really at his weakest state?
Leng Xinghun wasn’t sure.
A long time ago at the Forgotten Grounds of Chaos, he’d once suffered a miserable death at Chen Xi’s hands because he’d underestimated Chen Xi. So, since the moment he’d become a ‘Reconstructed’, he’d treated Chen Xi as his greatest enemy in his entire lifetime, and he didn’t dare underestimate Chen Xi in the slightest.
Coupled with the scene he just witnessed where Chen Xi had killed two peak Divine Children and forced two more to flee, Leng Xinghun was even more assured that his cautiousness wasn’t mistaken because the combat strength Chen Xi possessed was too heaven defying indeed.
However, Chen Xi clearly seemed to be in a weak and heavily injured state, and it was the best opportunity to kill Chen Xi, so Leng Xinghun hesitated on whether he should give it a try!
Leng Xinghun was conflicted to the extreme in his heart. When it really came to the moment to attack Chen Xi, he suddenly noticed that he was actually still not fully confident even when facing Chen Xi who seemed to be extremely weak!
Could a shadow of fear and terror towards Chen Xi have been left behind in the depths of my heart?
All of this took some time to describe yet had actually occurred in an instant. All of this had simultaneously surged into Leng Xinghun’s heart, and it caused his cold and emotionless face to actually start changing indeterminately.
“We’ll miss this opportunity if we still don’t attack!” Dao Wushuang brows were knit together as she spoke. She seemed to be puzzled by Leng Xinghun’s indecisiveness at this moment because she’d never seen him act like this in the past.
“I….” Leng Xinghun gazed at Chen Xi who was moving further and further away. The veins on his forehead bulged up while a conflicted expression appeared on his face.
“Forget it! Since you don’t intend to attack and take revenge yourself, then I’ll deal with him for you.” When she spoke up to this point, her charming and pretty face actually appeared divine and dignified, and the fair and slender tip of her finger had a strand of extremely condensed and surging killing intent coiled around it.
“Don’t!” Leng Xinghun suddenly shouted loudly like an agitated beast. His eyes were bloodshot as he grabbed Dao Wushuang’s shoulder, and his fingers were like iron clamps that pierced deep into her shoulder blade.
Dao Wushuang seemed to be in pain, and it caused her beautiful brows to knit together while a wisp of coldness flashed through her clear eyes. “You’re afraid of that fellow, but I’m not. I’ll kill you if you dare to stop me again!”
Leng Xinghun roared. “I’m afraid of him? I’m afraid of him!? I’m saving your life! Do you think that you’ll be able to kill him by just charging over there? Do you know who he is? He’s Chen Xi! A dangerous existence that you’ve never truly understood! Have you figured out whether he’s putting on an act or not before you dare to charge at him?”
At this moment, he seemed as if he’d gone map, and the conflicted thoughts in his heart had completely surged out from within him.
Dao Wushuang had never seen Leng Xinghun lose his composure like this. Her clear pupils couldn’t help but constrict, yet she still remained unconvinced. “I… can’t even give it a try?”
Leng Xinghun seemed to have noticed that he’d lost his composure. He swiftly took a deep breath and tried hard to suppress the intense emotions within him as he shook his head. “There are some things in this word which you can’t try, like death.”
Meanwhile, Chen Xi was on the verge of vanishing from their fields of vision when he suddenly turned around and spoke indifferently. “You’re right. No matter how weak I am, I’m not someone the two of you can kill. However, this really is the best opportunity to kill me, and you won’t have another chance like this in the future.”
As soon as he finished speaking, Chen Xi turned around and continued forward.
These words caused Leng Xinghun’s expression to change indeterminately again. He almost gnashed his teeth apart yet forcefully restrained himself from attacking in the end.
He’d died once, and he didn’t want to gamble with his life again!
“Ha! How arrogant!” Dao Wushuang had been infuriated by Chen Xi’s words. Her figure instantly flashed through space towards Chen Xi.
She was so swift that even Leng Xinghun hadn’t been in time to stop her.
However, she’d merely travelled halfway when she suddenly stopped. She stared fixedly at Chen Xi who was walking off into the distance while extremely abundant killing intent suffused her clear eyes.
If it were any other ordinary person, then merely this strand of killing intent would have been sufficient to take that person’s life. However, Chen Xi seemed as if he hadn’t noticed it at all, and he hadn’t even turned around as he continued forward.
Dao Wushuang suddenly gritted her teeth while she lightly flicked the tip of her slender figure. A light green leaf appeared out of thin air, and then it appeared above Chen Xi before drifting down towards him.
This light green leaf was utterly weightless, had clear veins throughout its body, yet was condensed from the purest form of the Order of the Heaven Dao!
However, it vanished without a sound when it was about to descend onto Chen Xi’s back. It seemed like snow that had melted in water, and it hadn’t left a trace behind or caused any sound of collision.
This caused Dao Wushuang’s clear eyes to narrow, and then she raised the tip of her finger once more with the intention of giving it another try.
“Enough! Do you really want to die!?” Leng Xinghun suddenly appeared by her side and grabbed onto her arm, stopping her from launching another attack.
“Hmph!” Dao Wushuang glanced coldly at Leng Xinghun. “Even if I’m unable to kill him by myself, we’ll definitely be able to kill him if we join forces!”
“How naïve.” Leng Xinghun spoke these words lightly as he gazed towards the distance. At the end of his gaze, Chen Xi’s figure had vanished within the palace.
“Naïve? How laughable! It was all because you were too fearful. Perhaps it was exactly because you’ve died once at his hands that made you so afraid of him.” Dao Wushuang shook her head with slight disappointment, and then she turned around and left by herself. “Only now have I noticed that your so-called cautiousness is only an excuse for your fear of him.”
An excuse? Leng Xinghun’s expression was icy cold and gloomy while he felt unprecedentedly furious and agitated in his heart. Could I have really been constantly afraid of Chen Xi in the depths of my heart?
Dao Wushuang doesn’t know how terrifying Chen Xi is at all! How could she understand my thoughts?
Leng Xinghun took a deep breath and muttered. “Even if this opportunity is gone, there’s always another one. But once our lives are gone, then it’s the end of everything….”
As soon as he entered the palace, Chen Xi’s entire body seemed as if it had lost all support, and he slumped down to the ground while strands of blood surged ceaselessly from between his lips.
His countenance was horrifyingly pale and was faintly greenish.
It was especially so for his vital energy. It was in disorder like a herd of wild horses. It was rampaging throughout his body and was on the verge of escaping his control.
Chen Xi gasped for breath rapidly while a wisp of ridicule arose on the corners of his mouth. Leng Xinghun? He really is nothing worth mentioning!
A long time passed before Chen Xi crawled up to his feet and walked forward with difficulty. He moved his figure to the Divine Pool of Chaos.
Chen Xi took a deep breath, discarded the distracting thoughts in his mind, and concentrated all his attention into his body. His entire body was soundlessly concealed within the water of the pool and vanished from sight.
No one knew that an unexpected change had occurred in the Dao Calamity Sword during his battle with the four peak Divine Children, and it had almost caused him to be killed on the spot.
No one knew that it was exactly that unexpected event that had allowed Chen Xi who was on the verge of falling into a dangerous situation to launch a counterattack and kill two of his enemies in one go while the other two were scared off.
In the end, everything had been caused by the unexpected change in the Dao Calamity Sword!
If he’d utilized the Talisman Armament in battle, then even if he couldn’t defeat them in a short period of time, such a sudden and unexpected change in the situation wouldn’t have occurred at all….