Chapter 579: Double Kill
Translator: Lordbluefire Editor: Lordbluefire
As Lin Xian`er gently spoke, her white-jade skin seemed as though it was possible for water to be wrung out of it. Her soul-stirring countenance, although it wasn't seductive, it was sufficient to enter deep in the hearts of others and cause a desire to protect her to spring forth. At the same time, it would also rouse those who had intense lust; the more weak and fragile she appeared to be, the more they wanted to ravage her completely.
Right now, such a notion had flashed through the Saint Child's mind. Previously, Lin Xian`er had humiliated him. He had then made a vow that one day he would press this woman beneath him. Forcing this number one beauty under the heavens into submission. By then, what sort of expression would her soul-stirring countenance have?
"Fairy Lin is a weak lady? Back then in the Immortal Ripple Pavilion, Fairy Lin was so dominant for the sake of a guy, and even invited him solely into the pavilion for a meeting with you. I wonder if he made love to Fairy Lin that night?" The eyes of the Saint Child stared right at Lin Xian`er, with not a glance at Qin Wentian who was standing to the side. It was as though the person he was talking about didn't have any relation with Qin Wentian in the slightest. "If he is unable to satisfy you, I'm naturally more than willing to show Fairy Lin how to feel good."
"Have you even asked my opinion yet?" The brown eyes of Poison Scorpion flashed with a drooling expression. Such a beautiful woman, even if it was him, he couldn't help but feel his soul stirring at the prospect of gaining her.
"Don't kill her, just cripple her cultivation base. As to who is the one who can can ravage her, that would depend on who between the two of us would be able to become the person who ascends the pagoda," the Saint Child of the Supreme Demon Sect spoke. Both of them locked their gazes, their sinister eyes flickered with a mutual understanding.
Upon hearing their words, Lin Xian`er's self-restraint finally broke. Waves of coldness radiated from her, her complexion resembled snow. Both her beautiful eyes were as sharp as blades, yet this expression on her face caused the nefarious light in the eyes of Poison Scorpion and the Saint Child to gleam even brighter.
A bright light flashed as her astral novas were unleashed. Lin Xian`er's illusion clones appeared, causing this entire space to transform into a grand illusion-scape. Her fingers were strumming on the strings of an ancient zither, creating musical notes of attack that directly blasted onto the Saint Child's and Poison Scorpion's bodies. Under the onslaught of attacks, they had no choice but to halt their steps as their expressions grew heavy.
"Fairy Lin is angered," the Saint Child of the Supreme Demon Sect icily snarled. The music of Lin Xian`er was able to attack his soul directly. It was an extremely uncomfortable feeling.
Lin Xian`er didn't say anything, and at this instant, Qin Wentian clearly saw her eyes turning in his direction. Although no words were spoken, that soul-stirring eyes actually caused Qin Wentian to be seized by an impulse to enter combat to aid her.
However, Qin Wentian didn't do so.
Poison Scorpion was exceedingly powerful. Although his attacks couldn't be considered tyrannical, they were extremely crafty and tough to deal with, even more dangerous than tyrannical brute force attacks. A single drop of his blood was sufficient to kill others.
In contrast, the attacks of the Saint Child from the Supreme Demon Sect were filled with overwhelming strength. Demonic qi towered up the skies and every strike he unleashed could shake the heavens and vibrate the earth.
They were powerful, but Lin Xian`er wasn't a weakling either. Her silhouette turned blurry and faded away, the illusion-scape was so powerful that her opponents weren't able to tell her true location. Although her individual attacks weren't that powerful, when the sound of music filled the air, both the Saint Child and Poison Scorpion felt extremely unbearable as their combat strength was severely affected.
"There are hints of soul-attack contained within her music," Qin Wentian silently mused. When this soul-stirring woman was angered, even outstanding characters such as Poison Scorpion of Sky Poison Valley and the Saint Child of Supreme Demon Sect weren't able to do anything during a short period of time. On the contrary, they were being pressured into an extremely miserable state.
"When your master transplanted a treasure that belonged to others into your body, didn't you feel that that treasure was still stained with the blood of its previous owner?" Qin Wentian slowly asked.
Lou Bingyu, who was near him, still exuded that lofty and cold aura from before. As she heard Qin Wentian's words, she merely coldly replied, "You walking up to here, how much blood have your hands been stained by?"
"Earlier when the two of them spoke those humiliating words, I could see killing intent flashing through your eyes. You are not as calm and cold as you appear to be." Qin Wentian didn't reply to her words and shifted topics. Lou Bingyu's brow was fiercely furrowed. In fact, she didn't need to care about Qin Wentian's words. Her personality was as tough as steel, and when her master obtained the treasure from the Human Emperor and gave it to her, she promised her master that she would definitely make it so that her performance would outshine Ji Feixue, Sword Sovereign Ling Tian's personal disciple.
Only then would her master be able to stand up tall before her senior, Sword Sovereign Ling Tian. When she thought of that lonely and proud silhouette of her master, Lou Bingyu clenched her fists tightly. She told herself she must never let down the expectations her master had of her, she must never make it so that her master would lose face in front of a man. Even if that man was the sect leader of the Battle Sword Sect, Sword Sovereign Ling Tian.
However, this was young man who had comprehended fourteen sword strikes when he first entered the Battle Sword Sect. His words were filled with an overwhelming strength. This was cause enough for Lou Bingyu to acknowledge his existence. By right, this fiendishly handsome young man should refer to her as senior apprentice sister, considering her seniority in the sect. And although he was standing there quietly just like her, she could feel that he was brimming with confidence in his own abilities.
"What about you? You are already acquainted with her. She calls you Sir Qin, but you refer to her directly by her name, Xian`er. Right now your heart is as hard as stone, standing here talking to me instead of aiding her? Could it be accurate to say that what you presented before was just an act, and you are in fact, a cold-blooded man?" Lou Bingyu's voice seemed to contain hints of an icy fury so cold that it had the power to freeze others.
Qin Wentian had a revelation when he heard the way she spoke. It was as though she didn't have an enmity towards him alone, but rather, she hated men entirely as a whole. He couldn't help but feel strange in his heart. Could it be that this Lou Bingyu was once spurned by a man before?
Lou Bingyu's temperament was simply too cold, just like ice and snow. But looking at her profile, Qin Wentian could see that she should still be quite young. And considering her level of strength at such a age, it didn't seem likely for her to have been bullied by a man.
Right now, Qin Wentian couldn't help but to think of her master, the Plum Mountain Sword Sovereigness. Or maybe, she had been led astray by that old witch?
"The Plum Mountain Sword Sovereigness was bullied by a man before?" Qin Wentian casually asked, yet his words caused the coldness radiating from Lou Bingyu to increase by several folds.
"You dared to insult my master?!"
"That old witch forced my foster father to dig his own flesh out for that treasure. Just a single sentence from me can be considered an insult? Now the treasure has already fused with you, granting you an augmentation in your strength. But have you once thought about if I defeat you, what you would do?" Qin Wentian just as coldly shot back. Both of them were equally proud.
Lou Bingyu turned and looked at Qin Wentian, that loftiness and arrogance in her cold eyes brimmed with an immense self-confidence, "I've never thought about it, because the final victor would definitely be me."
Qin Wentian turned and stared straight back at her, their gazes colliding in mid-air. Lou Bingyu only saw a casual smile that contained hints of arrogance on the face of the fiendishly handsome young man as he replied, "Let's wait and see."
As the sound of his voice faded, Qin Wentian dashed out, joining the combat. Lin Xian`er had been pressured to an extremely miserable state by the Saint Child and Poison Scorpion.
Hints of victory flashed in the eyes of Poison Scorpion and the Saint Child as they continuously advanced on Lin Xian`er. By now, both of them had truly been angered. Her strength far exceeded their expectations, and she had even injured their souls, causing them to be in endless agony. They planned to first strip her of her cultivation before recuperating and slowly ravage her to her death. Only then would the anger and lust in their hearts ease up.
Right at that instant, an intense sense of danger descended. Poison Scorpion and the Saint Child turned simultaneously and saw Qin Wentian's silhouette transformed into a series of shadows as he struck out towards them with his arms. Strangely enough, he didn't seem to be intending to use any weapon.
Poison Scorpion smiled malevolently as he sent out a palm shimmering with blood-red light, grabbing towards Qin Wentian. As long as this attack came into contact with Qin Wentian, he would die without a doubt.
"Mhm...Huh?" At that moment, Poison Scorpion felt a great shock in his heart. Even before he could react, blood splashed out from his throat as his sea of consciousness was painted blood-red. The next moment, his throat was cleanly penetrated through by a halberd that appeared soundlessly and without presence via Breaking Through the Void.
At the same time, Qin Wentian's left palm wasn't idle. A stream of terrifying palm imprints blasted out towards the Saint Child of the Supreme Demon Sect. Although the Saint Child was strong, this attack still caused the circulation of blood and qi in his body to go awry as he was forced backwards.
Endless musical notes transformed into indomitable sharp killing weapons that directly penetrated into the head of the Saint Child. Fresh blood gushed out, the Saint Child of the Supreme Demon Sect couldn't believe that he was about to die. His eyes stared death Qin Wentian, only to see that fiendishly handsome young man staring back at him with a smile on his face, mocking him for his arrogance back then as he perished.
The ice-sealed heart of Lou Bingyu couldn't help but tremble upon seeing this scene. Her clear eyes flashed with a dazzling light. The instant Qin Wentian acted, he directly succeeded in killing two powerful Heaven Chosen. She naturally could see how precisely Qin Wentian grasped the timing, which in turn led to the opportunity for him to kill the two of them.
So it turns out that it wasn't that he didn't want to act. Rather, it was him trying to find an opportunity to deal a critical strike, getting rid of both enemies with a single strike.
However very swiftly, Lou Bingyu's appearance returned to its normal iciness. Even so, Qin Wentian wouldn't be able to block her path. Nobody could block her from advancing, nobody could block her from surpassing the most dazzling figure in Heavenly Dipper of the Battle Sword Sect, Ji Feixue.
Lin Xian`er stared at Qin Wentian. She lowered her head before inclining it again, as a bright light flashed past those beautiful, world-mesmerizing eyes of hers. This seemingly ordinary young man in front of her was very quiet, yet what pride and what wild ambitions lay in that heart of his?
"When I saw that you didn't move to help earlier, Xian`er truly felt more than a little disappointed," Lin Xian`er gently stated. When Qin Wentian merely watched on the side as a spectator, although Lin Xian`er didn't say anything, she understood that since they were contenders, they each have their own agendas. If she failed, wasn't this a good thing to Qin Wentian? After all, he would face one less powerful opponent. Despite understanding that this was extremely logical behavior, she still couldn't help but feel a trace of disappointment.
"Only by saving a damsel in distress at the most crucial moment would the hero be able to move her heart. Isn't this especially so for a woman as beautiful as Xian`er?" Qin Wentian shrugged as he jokingly replied.
Such words from Qin Wentian caused Lin Xian`er to be totally taken aback. She stared at that smiling young man and as she heard the joking tone in his voice, she finally couldn't hold it in anymore. The sound of a musical laughter filled the air. She was actually teased by a man! At this moment, a notion involuntarily flashed past her heart; she truly wanted to know what Qin Wentian was thinking about at this moment!
A beautiful smile lit up Lin Xian`er's face, causing Qin Wentian to involuntarily slip into a daze. Both of them didn't seem to be like enemies at all.
"I concede!" A melodious voice rang out in the air. Lin Xian`er smiled shyly and turned around, her words causing Qin Wentian to stand there stunned.
"I'll take back my words. How can a person like Sir Qin ever be underneath the eight absolute era-suppressing geniuses?" Lin Xian`er's melodious voice drifted over in an elegant manner. After which, she truly walked away, exiting the path of the pagoda, leaving Qin Wentian there standing dumbstruck!