After Meng Tai captured Xiaorou, he rushed towards the Century Lifespan Immortality Peach Tree in the center.
“Stand still! That is mine!”
The surrounding cultivators who had barged into the ritual array grew frantic, placing increasingly greater pressure on Gao Xianzhi and Chen Tianshan. The two felt weary of the battle.
The Elite Hall disciples helped Meng Tai bring up the rear, blocking the clamoring cultivators.
As for where Gu Hai was, no one dared to go there.
The ferocious general that Gu Hai rode on rushed over in the blink of an eye.
“Meng Tai, are you seeking death?” Gu Hai roared with a glare.
However, Meng Tai had already reached the Century Lifespan Immortality Peach Tree.
When Meng Tai looked carefully, he opened his eyes wide.
“Where are the Century Lifespan Immortality Peaches? Where are the Century Lifespan Immortality Peaches?” Meng Tai suddenly yelled.
A red line appeared where he placed the dagger on Xiaorou’s neck.
“Sob! Sob! Sob! Benefactor, sorry! It’s all Xiaorou’s fault! Sorry, Benefactor!” Xiaorou cried as she looked at the raging Gu Hai rushing over from a distance.
Meng Tai angrily turned his head, then noticed Gu Hai approaching. When he saw Gu Hai’s incensed state and the ferocious general wielding the halberd, his heart skipped a beat.
Why did the battle stop? Why is he not fighting the black-robed man?
The black-robed man also slowly flew over from a distance. The battle between Gu Hai and the Great Light Sovereign Deity had indeed temporarily come to a stop.
When Meng Tai saw Gu Hai’s surging aura, his expression changed. Then, he pressed his dagger deeper into Xiaorou’s neck, immediately drawing some blood.
“Meng Tai, how dare you?!” Gu Hai bellowed angrily while glaring.
“Gu Hai, don’t come over. If you do, I’ll kill her!” Meng Tai roared.
Gu Hai’s figure stopped, and he looked coldly at Meng Tai.
Meng Tai’s eyelids twitched wildly. He was a wise person and did not dare to target the Century Lifespan Immortality Peach Tree. However, he wanted the Century Lifespan Immortality Peaches.
According to his original plan, he only needed to kidnap Xiaorou, pick the remaining seven immortality peaches, and immediately flee. Gu Hai definitely would not have time to chase him. As long as he left the Innate Puzzle World and recovered his cultivation, Gu Hai would not be able to do anything to him, no matter how capable Gu Hai was.
However, the Century Lifespan Immortality Peaches were gone?
“Division Master, we can’t hold on for much longer!” the group of Elite Hall disciples not far away called out anxiously.
Meng Tai’s expression changed. “Gu Hai, block them. Otherwise, I’ll kill this snake spirit!”
Gu Hai’s expression turned cold, and he waved his hand.
A large number of soldiers revived and immediately charged at the surrounding cloud beasts.
A string of murderous bellows rang out, and the soldiers ferociously knocked back the cloud beasts. When Meng Tai saw how ferocious the attack was, his expression changed dramatically.
“Let go of Xiaorou, and I’ll let you all go!” Gu Hai said coldly.
“Hahahahaha! Xiaorou? This snake spirit? Gu Hai, I think you are extraordinarily softhearted. To think that I can hold a snake spirit that you only got to know not long ago hostage against you. Since you care so much, how can I bear to let go of her?” Meng Tai suddenly showed a sinister smile.
“Benefactor, sorry! Sorry, Benefactor! Sob! Sob! Sob!” Xiaorou cried, feeling upset.
Xiaorou felt upset because she felt useless. Her benefactor was being coerced because she got cheated by a bad person. She blamed it all on herself.
“Xiaorou, don’t cry. It is not your fault. It’s fine!” Gu Hai consoled.
After consoling Xiaorou, Gu Hai looked back at Meng Tai.
“Division Master Meng, you are also an Elite Hall disciple. We can be considered to be on the same side. I am willing to become enemies with the world to find the Unborn Man for Elite Hall. Yet, you schemed against me instead of helping me. What do you mean by this?” Gu Hai asked coldly.
As Gu Hai spoke, the ferocious general he stood on shifted over a little.
“Don’t move. Otherwise, I’ll kill her now!” Meng Tai glared.
Gu Hai narrowed his eyes slightly, and the ferocious general stopped moving forward.
“Cut the crap, Gu Hai. I acknowledge your capabilities, but you should not have appeared. Humph! You care about Xiaorou? Let’s see how much you care about her. You picked the Century Lifespan Immortality Peaches, right? Use the Century Lifespan Immortality Peaches to redeem Xiaorou. Give them to me, and I can spare her!” Meng Tai said coldly.
“No, don’t! Benefactor, don’t! Xiaorou’s life is worthless. Don’t do it!” Xiaorou immediately shouted, tears streaming down her cheeks.
Gu Hai stared at Meng Tai, remaining silent for a while.
“What’s wrong? You don’t care about her anymore?” Meng Tai demanded coldly.
Gu Hai took a deep breath and nodded. “There was a total of ten Century Lifespan Immortality Peaches. Xiaorou ate three earlier, and I ate one. Now, only six remain!”
As Gu Hai spoke, he waved, and six jade boxes appeared at the head of the ferocious general.
“Open them!” Meng Tai shouted across the distance, suppressing his excitement.
Gu Hai lifted the lids of the six jade boxes, revealing six golden immortality peaches.
The countless cultivators in the surroundings stared at the six jade boxes. Many people involuntarily gulped down their saliva.
Gu Hai closed the lids of the jade boxes.
“That’s right. Hahaha! Gu Hai, I really respect you. First, you used three Century Lifespan Immortality Peaches for an insignificant snake spirit. Now, you took out six Century Lifespan Immortality Peaches without even blinking.” Meng Tai smiled coldly.
“Let go of Xiaorou, and I will give them to you!” Gu Hai said.
“Do you think that I will believe you? Let go of Xiaorou? Would the immortality peaches still be mine then?” Meng Tai retorted in disdain.
“My—Gu Hai’s—word is gold. Let go of Xiaorou, and I’ll give you the six golden immortality peaches. If anything happens to Xiaorou, I will make sure to bury all of you with her!” Gu Hai’s eyes radiated coldness.
A large number of soldiers immediately appeared in the surroundings, clutching weapons and pointing them at the dozens of Elite Hall disciples.
Meng Tai’s eyelids twitched. “Hand over the golden immortality peaches, and I will let go of her. Are you handing them over or not?!”
Gu Hai stared coldly at Meng Tai.
“Are you handing them over or not?!” Meng Tai pressed harder on Xiaorou’s neck with his dagger.
Gu Hai’s eyelids twitched.
“Here!” Gu Hai stretched out his hand, about to hand over the jade boxes.
Six Elite Hall disciples controlled their cloud beasts to fly over.
“Don’t! Benefactor, don’t give them to him! Benefactor, Xiaorou has implicated you. Sorry, Benefactor! Sob! Sob! Sob! Sob!” Xiaorou yelled in despair.
“Cut the crap!” Meng Tai shouted angrily at Xiaorou.
In the distance, the six Elite Hall disciples had already arrived before Gu Hai. He was about to hand the jade boxes to them.
Gu Hai did not hesitate when it came to saving Xiaorou.
When Xiaorou saw that Gu Hai was willing to exchange the Century Lifespan Immortality Peaches for her without hesitation, she could not stop her tears. Suddenly, she looked at Gu Hai in a daze, showing a somewhat sorrowful smile on her face.
“Benefactor, meeting Benefactor is Xiaorou’s greatest fortune in this life. Xiaorou should have died that day at the independent world’s entrance. Benefactor should not have saved Xiaorou that day. Xiaorou cannot help Benefactor to tend to his herb fields anymore. If there is a next life, Xiaorou will help Benefactor to tend his herb fields then. I will tend to Benefactor’s herb fields for my entire life!” Xiaorou said sorrowfully with a gentle voice.
In the distance, Gu Hai’s expression changed. “Xiaorou, what are you doing?”
Gu Hai’s expression changed. Meng Tai’s expression changed as well. However, it was too late.
Right after Xiaorou finished speaking, she found strength from somewhere and pushed her body forward.
The dagger in Meng Tai’s hand cut through most of Xiaorou’s neck, instantly reaching the deepest part, almost decapitating her.
“Xiaorou!” Gu Hai suddenly roared in alarm, his eyes turning bloodshot.
“What?! You! You! You! You!” Meng Tai yelled as he glared.
Meng Tai had not expected Xiaorou to choose to commit suicide at this moment. How could she commit suicide?
Cutting her own neck? Even in death, Xiaorou’s eyes remained open.
“Meng Tai, I want you dead!” Gu Hai roared.
The ferocious general suddenly swung his halberd, exploding the six cloud beasts that came to take the Century Lifespan Immortality Peaches.
Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!
The six Elite Hall disciples screamed miserably as the explosion knocked them into the air.
The surrounding soldiers immediately attacked the six.
The six Elite Hall disciples immediately exploded, splattering blood everywhere.
The surrounding soldiers seemed to go crazy, charging at all the Elite Hall disciples and Meng Tai.
“How did it turn out like this? How did it turn out like this?” Meng Tai looked at Xiaorou’s corpse in his embrace in horror.
Why did she commit suicide? Why did she commit suicide?
“Division Master! Division Master, save us! What should we do?!” the remaining Elite Hall disciples yelled.
The surrounding soldiers rampaged; all of them charged over together.
Meng Tai’s expression changed dramatically.
“Quickly leave! Quickly leave! Quickly leave!” Meng Tai yelled as he tried to rush out.
“Trying to leave? Are you still thinking of leaving? Die!” Gu Hai roared.
“I have the strength to pick up mountains, and my might conquers the world!” The powerful general chopped down with his halberd.
The halberd tore through everything as it swung down on the cloud beast Meng Tai stood on.
Two Elite Hall disciples shielding Meng Tai exploded. However, the halberd attack also chopped off the tail of his dragon cloud beast.
“What?” Meng Tai shouted in horror.
“Die!” Gu Hai roared ferociously.
“I have the strength to pick up mountains, and my might conquers the world!”
Another halberd strike, one even more ferocious than the last, chopped down at Meng Tai.
As Meng Tai looked at the halberd coming at his head, his expression changed wildly.
He immediately tossed away Xiaorou’s corpse, hurling her towards the halberd.
“Stop!” Gu Hai’s expression changed.
The halberd abruptly stopped, producing a strong wind as it tried to avoid damaging Xiaorou’s corpse.
The ferocious general charged forward, and Gu Hai caught Xiaorou’s corpse. That dagger was still in her neck. Xiaorou had already stopped breathing.
“My army, kill Meng Tai and the Elite Hall disciples with your full power! Kill! Kill! Kill! Kill! Kill!” Gu Hai roared to the sky.
A vast army suddenly appeared, surrounding Meng Tai and the others.
“Gu Hai, how dare you?! I am Elite Hall’s Earth Division Master!” Meng Tai yelled in shock.
“Kill!” Gu Hai roared, showing a ferocious expression.
The vast army surrounded and attacked Meng Tai.
However, Gu Hai quickly took out a Century Lifespan Immortality Peach and placed it at Xiaorou’s mouth.
Xiaorou already stopped breathing; will the Century Lifespan Immortality Peach still work? Gu Hai appeared anxious.
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