Chapter 1285: The Conclusion of a Decade-long Grudge

“Boom boom boom boom..”

Multicolored light splashed across the Interdimensional Phantasm as red balls of light exploded everywhere.

Xiao Qi stood high above the battlefield to watch with concern at the two individuals fight. Though he was a spectator, watching the battle made his blood pound heavily and made him want to join the fray.

However, he knew Bai Yunfei didn’t want him to take part. So he waited.

“Boom!!”

The two crossed paths once again, creating an explosion that forced them apart a hundred meters.

“Whoosh!” In a brilliant arc of fire, the Fire-tipped Spear cut a path through the thick energy around Bai Yunfei and ignited the air on fire.

Bai Yunfei was overflowing with fighting spirit. Soulforce flowed from his body in endless waves as he stared down his opponent. Truthfully, he was a little excited to be battling Zhang Zhenshan. This was something he had hoped for, in fact.

“Roar!!”

A crimson figure flew toward Bai Yunfei with extreme speed following a loudo roar. In response, Bai Yunfei narrowed his eyes and immediately broke apart into three identical figures to strike at the incoming figure with their spears.

The +12 additional effect of the Fire-tipped Spear: Doppelganger!

The red light around Zhang Zhenshan’s body rippled like a body of armor. Parts of the red light solidified into a giant bloody demon with a scythe equipped in its hand. Rearing the weapon back, the demon then let it loose with a horizontal chop!

“Bang!”

The doppelganger on the left was immediately cut in two and turned to dust. The one in the middle frowned and brought his spear back to protect his midriff.

“Clang!!”

The blood scythe slammed against the shaft of the Fire-tipped Spear with an ear-splitting shriek. A large amount of power was pressing against the spear, forcing Bai Yunfei to fly backward.

“Pft!”

But while his real body was flying backward, the doppelganger on the right made an attempt to stab Zhang Zhenshan’s waist!

The power behind the doppelganger’s attack wouldn’t be too strong, but it was still better than nothing. Doubled with the fact that Zhang Zhenshan had essentially abandoned his defenses to attack, the attack managed to open up a large hole in his waist!

“Roar!!”

As if he didn’t even feel the pain of the thrust, Zhang Zhenshan advanced closer to Bai Yunfei. The scythe-wielding demon above him was already close to disintegrating, but it was still able to reach out with its beastlike claw to scratch out Bai Yunfei’s throat!

Unable to move out of the way in time, Bai Yunfei did the only thing he do: punch at it with his left hand!

“Bang!!”

There was another explosion before both fighters were knocked apart again.

“Eh?”

But Bai Yunfei noticed something off about this exchange, “It’s weaker! Is…he already at his limits?”

The battle was already reaching the ten minute mark since Zhang Zhenshan began his relentless assault. After so many exchanges, Bai Yunfei could finally sense that Zhang Zhenshan’s blows were getting progressively weaker.

Zhang Zhenshan rarely used elemental energy to attack, and he basically never used a soul attack. Thanks to that, Bai Yunfei was able to make the most of his soulforce to retaliate. Using the Cataclysmic Seal was simply far too heavy of a drain on his reserves so he kept that on the sidelines and stuck to close-combat.

The battle with this demon was extremely intense, almost on par with Bai Yunfei’s battle with Dongfang Ming, even.

Bai Yunfei first thought that he was fighting against a Saint when Zhang Zhenshan powered himself up at first. Surely, he would’ve been in a world of pain if he didn’t activate the Core Stone’s effect to transport him into another dimension earlier.

Fortunately, Bai Yunfei was wrong in his thoughts. Zhang Zhenshan wasn’t a Saint, even after burning his lifeblood. The man was still a Peak Late-stage Soul Emperor but was already starting to lose most of his power now that a substantial amount of time had passed.

“Good…then, let’s see if I can win with this one last attack!!”

He felt gleeful. Maybe he didn’t have to use the Vampiric Demon Edge after all if his opponent was already on the verge of collapse. Kicking off against the sky so hard that a fracture in space appeared, Bai Yunfei transformed into a brilliant beam of fire toward Zhang Zhenshan!

“Roar!!”

Zhang Zhenshan was looking more and more like a dried up corpse if not for the blood around him. And with how sinister the blood felt around him, Zhang Zhenshan resembled a supernatural demon more than he did a real life human. Screeching loudly, he brandished a bloody sword and charged!

Everything else in the world was lost in this moment as Bai Yunfei and Zhang Zhenshan met in the middle for one last exchange!

The two met in a shower of sparks, creating a loud enough explosion to disturb even the Interdimensional Phantasm. Bursts of energy sloughed off Bai Yunfei and Zhang Zhenshan into the surrounding world, wrecking havoc wherever the two energies mixed!

“Boom!!!”

One tremendous explosion roared to life in the Interdimensional Phantasm, echoing for a long time before finally fading away… 

……

“Yunfei!!”

Not even Xiao Qi was able to remain unaffected by this exchange. He flew several dozen meters backward before he managed to steady himself. Eyes wide open, he observed the epicenter with shock, though he was confident in Bai Yunfei’s survival. 

That didn’t mean he wasn’t nervous though.

“Phew…he’s fine! That’s good!”

Xiao Qi heaved a sigh of relief when he felt that Bai Yunfei’s aura was still fine. His bond with Bai Yunfei was telling him that Bai Yunfei wasn’t in any danger at all.

He waited for the energy waves to die down before cautiously making his way over to where Bai Yunfei was.

Weaving through warped space, Xiao Qi soon came to a stop near the epicenter where a single person stood, dazed.

“Yunfei, are you okay?!”

Xiao Qi was concerned for Bai Yunfei’s relatively low soulforce and just had to ask.

“Ah, I’m fine.” Bai Yunfei replied, startled awake by Xiao Qi’s presence. “I just used up more soulforce than I’d like, I should be fine soon.”

“Is he dead?”

“Yeah, he’s dead…”

Bai Yunfei responded, a wistful expression on his face.

This battle hadn’t been a very dangerous one, truth be told. But it definitely had its moments. 

And in the end, he won.

It ended when Zhang Zhenshan used up the rest of his lifeblood for his final attack. When he failed to kill Bai Yunfei, he ended up turning into dust to shower the world with it.

Strangely enough, Bai Yunfei wasn’t feeling all too happy even though he won. There was a strange and complex emotion he was feeling instead.

Today marked the conclusion of a decade long grudge. Thinking back to how it started, Bai Yunfei began to think of a few other things as well.

“The Black Dragon King is dead, Mo Ni is dead, and Zhang Zhenshan is finally dead too…most of my biggest headaches are all gone in a single day today…”

He muttered to himself before shaking his head with a sigh. “Let’s get going, Xiao Qi.”

……

Stepping out from the Interdimensional Phantasm, Bai Yunfei looked around the cliff near him before dropping down into the cave.

He stepped into the cave and soon came across Mo Ni’s corpse. It filled him with some regret that the person who had once caused him so much trouble would meet his end in such a place.

Feeling no desire to desecrate the corpse, Bai Yunfei waved his hand to summon a ball of fire. If the life of a human could be snuffed out like a candle, it seemed fitting that the corpse would be treated as such as well.

But before the flames could leave his hand, Bai Yunfei noted something strange with the corpse and stopped. His eyes glinted calculatively as he began to think about something… 

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