Chapter 192 Turning Point And Departure
Absolute light brings about absolute darkness.
Faced against Fang Xingjian's level 20 Radiant Light Sword Technique, even Jackson could not keep his eyes opened. His vision was disturbed by the Radiant Light Sword Technique while his ears were receiving the attack from Demoness' Howl. Both his sight and hearing could no longer catch a hold of Fang Xingjian.
He could only sense and battle with his Heaven's Perception, but he was unaccustomed to doing so. The difference between this and the fact that Fang Xingjian was long accustomed to living and battling in darkness gave Fang Xingjian a few second to make his escape and flee tens of kilometers away.
Even with this, the battle had yet to conclude. However, Jackson stopped and quietly looked in the direction Fang Xingjian disappeared in.
He looked at his hands, sighed, and said, "My old pal, with this, you won't blame me when you come back, right?"
In the shadows, Fang Xingjian abruptly spat out a mouthful of blood. Even if Jackson had not used his full power, an attack that merely brushed passed him had still caused him to suffer from internal injuries.
However, with Internal Healing, Internal Training and the Elementary Berserkness physique, his injuries were slowly healing. He paused for a short moment. Even though he had not healed completely, it did not affect his movements. Then, he headed toward the agreed location.
Like a cool breeze brushing against the night sky, Fang Xingjian quickly went through the alleys in Kirst and came to an underground sewers. This was an idea he had thought of after coming across the black market.
In the pitch-black underground sewers, Robert and Anthony were anxiously waiting. Next to them was Kaunitz who had been tied up like a dumpling.
Kaunitz's face was extremely pale, his face filled with terror. His fear of death was like a palm forming a vise around his heart, causing his countenance to turn increasingly grim.
When he saw Fang Xingjian, he started struggling furiously. The flesh on his cheeks trembled incessantly as if he had seen the ghosts and monsters from the legends.
Fang Xingjian did not pay much heed to Kaunitz. He could feel from his senses and hearing that both Robert and Anthony were extremely anxious and even a bit frightened.
Obviously, the things they had done today caused them to feel fear and unease toward the future.
Fang Xingjian knew that if he did not do anything, he would bring trouble to the two of them.
He sensed Kaunitz's situation, and concurrently, a feeling of yearning suddenly gushed out from his heart. It was a kind of pressure that had been secretly suppressed in his heart and was also a spiritual trammel, a shadow that had been casted into his consciousness.
Fang Xingjian suddenly felt that if he were to remove this layer of stress, his soul would feel even more free.
And today was a great opportunity.
He broke into a slight smile and said, "Kaunitz, do you know why you lost?"
Kaunitz kept on struggling, letting out muffled cries. However, because his mouth was sealed, he could not say a word.
Fang Xingjian was indifferent to it. He suddenly retreated a step and started displaying a set of sword technique.
It was the Tresia Clan's Descent of Holy Light. After he finished displaying this set of sword technique, he then continued with the Silver Moon Prayer Sword Technique, then another, and then another. After demonstrating all the sword techniques from Tresia Clan, Fang Xingjian continued on to display over thirty sets of sword techniques from various sects.
His speed was very fast, and when he demonstrated each set of sword technique, he only displayed the few moves that were of the essence.
At the beginning, Kaunitz was still continuing to struggle, not paying any attention to Fang Xingjian's display of sword arts. But bit by bit, his eyes stared, wide-open, as if he had just seen the sun rise from the west. Looking at Fang Xingjian, Kaunitz's eyes were filled with disbelief.
Although Robert and Anthony did not practice the sword, as time passed, they also understood what Fang Xingjian had just done. To think that he alone had actually learned over thirty sets of sword techniques?! How could this be possible?
Looking at how astonished all three of them were, Fang Xingjian said calmly, "Do you understand now, Kaunitz? There's only one reason for your failure.
"You've looked for the wrong opponent.
"My talent in sword arts is the best in the world.
"I have not only mastered the sword techniques from your Tresia Clan... But, in this world, no matter what sword technique it is, what stance it has, when placed before me, I'll be able to pick it up with just one look, and master it with just one attempt. Not just you alone, within one or two years, I'll even completely surpass the First Prince. I'll chop off his head and send him to accompany you."
While Fang Xingjian was saying this, Kaunitz fell into complete despair. His eyes reflected his unwillingness to accept this, as well as the emotions of despair and regret.
'Why is there a person like Fang Xingjian in this world?
'Why is there someone like you in this world?'
Fang Xingjian naturally had neither interest in listening to the narration in Kaunitz's heart nor intention to take off the cloth covering up his mouth to listen to his verbose speech. He merely thrusted the sword into Kaunitz's heart, piercing through his body.
He then sensed Anthony and Robert, noticing that their heartbeat and blood flow had slowed down. The two of them were not as frightened and anxious as before, but were looking at Fang Xingjian with slight agitation and asked, "Xingjian, was what you said earlier true?"
"Is your talent really that amazing? But... how could that be possible? There's never been anyone like this before."
"Now there is." Fang Xingjian replied. "Later, when the two of you return, just pretend that nothing happened."
After revealing part of his talent, Fang Xingjian pacified Anthony and Robert, saying, "Alright, I have to leave now."
After sharing his talent and killing Kaunitz with one sword attack, Fang Xingjian only felt a sense of relaxation in his chest.
One of them was a secret he had been keeping to himself for a prolonged period of time and after saying it, it dismissed the shadow that had been encompassing his heart for a very long time.
The other was that Kaunitz, the person who had been pestering him for almost a year, with the two of them inflicting harm upon each other and attacking each other, had finally died by his hands.
A relaxation and peace filled his heart. He could feel that his mental cultivation method was starting to achieve a breakthrough.
Exhaling a large mouthful of foul air, it was as if he had exhaled all of the troubles in his heart.
Mental cultivation method: Universal Sword Dominance Lunisolar has achieved a breakthrough, leveling up from level 3 to 4.
Ether Sword Ripples have also increased from 1.5 times his strength to two times his strength.
In addition, with the breakthrough of his mental cultivation method, it was as if there were many things in the air surging toward him, as if they would gush into his brain at any time.
Through his many sessions of exchanging information and thoughts about Heaven's Perception with Kaunitz, through the experience with the level 25 Conferred Knight's parietal bones, through exposing his secrets to feel physically and mentally at peace, through killing Kaunitz to take a load off his mind...
With his unparalleled talent and determination, Fang Xingjian had finally gotten an inspiration for Heaven's Perception.
He could sense that, as long as he carefully polished his soul, he would be able to truly step into the realm of Heaven's Perception and take a step toward overcoming worldly thoughts and attaining sainthood.
His voice seemed to become misty, gradually entering Anthony's and Robert's ears.
"The things in Kirst have come to a conclusion.
"I've reached the true turning point of attaining Heaven's Perception.
"Now, I must leave the crowd, leave society, and slowly polish my soul in absolute silence.
"I'll be back before the Regional Selection. By then, I will definitely have attained Heaven's Perception.
"Stay well in Kirst, don't do unnecessary things. As for the tuition fees for the class, help me with the arrangements for the refund..."
By the last two words, Fang Xingjian's voice was already so soft that it was almost inaudible. Right before Anthony's and Robert's eyes, Fang Xingjian's silhouette slowly scattered and eventually disappeared.
Fang Xingjian's departure was like a rock sinking into the ocean. There was no more news from Kirst, and everyone was lost deep in their own thoughts.