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IGK - Chapter 46.2 I Dare Not Eat! 2/2

Zhang Zhengdao took pride in how shameless he was, but he had to admit his inferiority when compared to Wang Ke. Damn, what do their deaths have to do with you? Could this also be a reason for you to deceive She Tianba?

“What should we do then? Should we charge into the Zhu Cultivation Town openly and force him to hand Princess Youyue over with my Golden Core stage prowess?” Zhang Zhengdao asked, taking another bite.

“What if he hid the princess and feigns ignorance when we confront him? What can you do?”

“Beat him up until he tells us. I will kill him if he still denies the fact!” Zhang Zhengdao snarled with a crane drumstick in his hand.

“Sure, you will be in charge of this!” Wang Ke glanced at Zhang Zhengdao and said, “I won’t get involved if She Miejue comes for revenge later!”

Zhang Zhengdao froze for a moment with meat still in his mouth. “I forgot about She Miejue!” He shivered.

She Miejue was protecting She Tianba. No way would Zhang Zhengdao dare to kill him! She Tianba was tough and determined; he wouldn't admit to his wrongdoing even if he were beaten up. It would be pointless to ask him!

Wang Ke looked at his companion and said, “Moreover, don’t you think She Miejue will give a powerful enchanted artifact to She Tianba? What if...!”

Zhang Zhengdao came to a sudden realization. Oh yeah, what if he had a powerful artifact that could take me by surprise?

“Then tell me, what should we do?” Zhang Zhengdao asked with worry.

“Don’t say I didn't give you a choice. There are options. The first is to deal with the Golden Crow Sect’s pursuit; the other is to find Princess Youyue in the Zhu Cultivation Town. Which one will you choose?” Wang Ke asked, looking at the latter munching down the drumstick.

You’re making me choose again?

My previous choice resulted in me getting beat up by She Miejue. My face is still swollen! And now I need to choose again?

“Think about it first!” Wang Ke passed him the last piece of cooked meat.

Zhang Zhengdao thought about it for a moment and decided only after he ate the last piece of meat.

“I really don’t want to deal with She Miejue again, that violent woman. I will divert the Golden Crow Sect disciples! I can’t fly faster than She Miejue, but there’s no way I’m slower than Zhang Shenxu and his gang! Done deal! Don’t try to snatch this option away from me. I will draw Zhang Shenxu and his juniors away!” Zhang Zhengdao chose the easy job!

“Okay then. You better get this clear… The Golden Crow Sect disciples must always have you on their sights; they will otherwise head to the town if they can’t find you!” Wang Ke reminded him solemnly.

“I can’t hide? You must be joking! They are riding cranes while I’m flying on my sword. How much essence energy will that cost me? I’ll die from exhaustion!” Zhang Zhengdao rejected.

“If you hide and they go back to search in the town, what will happen to me?” Wang Ke questioned him with a frown.

But Zhang Zhengdao insisted unreasonably, “I don’t care. My only job is to draw the Golden Crow Sect disciples away. It’s none of my business if they go back to the town!”

“Slacking is the only thing you know how to do. If something happens to me, who will rescue Princess Youyue? You no longer care about your superior punishing you?” Wang Ke frowned.

“Okay, fine. I won’t hide! But don’t blame me if the Golden Crow Sect disciples refuse to pursue me and head over to the town!” Zhang Zhengdao appeased Wang Ke.

His heart wasn’t honest; he merely said those things to keep Wang Ke satisfied. I can’t hide?I must be in the open all the time?You must be joking! I will hide when the time comes! Wang Ke will be the one in trouble anyway!

“I now feel reassured!” Wang Ke nodded.

Zhang Zhengdao thought he had fooled Wang Ke and smiled proudly, saying, “I stand by what I promised! Trust me!”

“Whatever. You ate the entire crane anyway!” Wang Ke shook his head.

Zhang Zhengdao was at a loss, “What do you mean?”

“You don't know?” Wang Ke explained, “Cranes from the Golden Crow Sect can detect each other’s location, even days after a fellow crane dies! You ate the entire crane, so all the cranes will be able to track you for the next few days! It would be useless to hide anyway!”

“What! I ate so much crane meat, now they’ll have a firm lock on me? You... You lied to me, Wang Ke!” Zhang Zhengdao cried out in bewilderment.

“I didn’t lie to you. I told you I would not dare eat that meat. You were the one insisting on eating it!” Wang Ke pushed the blame.

Zhang Zhengdao was lost for words; he could only stare at him.

“........................!”

Everything became silent for a few breaths’ time.

“Wang Ke! I’m in deep sh*t because of you! I’m going to kill you!” Zhang Zhengdao was about to jump on Wang Ke furiously.

“Didn’t you say that you would not hide? What’s the difference? Don’t worry. Both you and Zhang Shenxu are at the Golden Core stage; I’m sure you can outrun him!” Wang Ke tried to comfort him.

“I don’t care. I’m going to kill you! You coward! You’re afraid of the Golden Crow Sect coming after your life, and you think I’m not afraid?” Zhang Zhengdao roared. He felt like crying but had no tears.

“Who said that I’m afraid of the Golden Crow Sect coming after my life?” Wang Ke asked with staring eyes.

But Zhang Zhengdao didn’t believe in him, “Aren’t you?”

“Of course not! The Golden Crow Sect disciples are too weak to kill me! I’m just worried that I might accidentally exert too much power and kill them all with a single swing of my sword! I want to save them; that’s why I’m letting you handle them. I’m all for the longevity of the righteous! I don’t want to kill any of them!” Wang Ke said solemnly.

Zhang Zhengdao looked at the shameless man in front of him and felt like he was suffocating. Bulls**t. You’re merely at the Innate Stage Level Two... You dream about killing a Golden Core stage cultivator with one sword strike!How thick is your face, for you to boast like that!Why didn’t you talk about slaying an Astral Infant stage cultivator with one strike while you’re at it?

“I really don’t want to kill anyone!” Wang Ke continued with a serious tone.

He was speaking the truth. The Indestructible Solar Divine Sword inside him could retaliate to protect him if it sensed that his life was in danger.

But Zhang Zhengdao refused to believe him. He had always prided himself for being shameless, but he was nothing when compared to Wang Ke! How can there be someone this shameless?

“Squeak!”

At this moment—the tragic squeal of a crane was heard in the distant skies. The two were shocked; they turned around and faintly saw a huge group of cranes flying toward them in the clouds.

The cranes squealed in unison to express grief; they somehow sensed that their companion had been eaten. They then swooped down toward Wang Ke and Zhang Zhengdao in a fearsome manner.

“They got here too soon!” Zhang Zhengdao cried out in shock.

“Move, now!” Wang Ke dragged Zhang Zhengdao and ran toward the forest.

Once inside the forest, Wang Ke took out a straw man that wore his clothes and passed it to Zhang Zhengdao.

“Take my substitute and flee! Use your flying sword!” Wang Ke urged as he pushed Zhang Zhengdao out of the forest to expose him.

Zhang Zhengdao: “...........................!”

“There he is! Make sure he doesn’t get away!”

“He ate Crane Nineteen. This a**hole. How dare he eat Crane Nineteen! I spent so many years raising it. I’m going to kill you!”

“Don’t you run!”

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Roars of vengeance came from afar; all of it was aimed at Zhang Zhengdao.

“Wang Ke, you bastard! I’ll come back and kill us both if you fail to save Princess Youyue!” Zhang Zhengdao cursed in frustration as he flew away on his flying sword.

The Golden Crow Sect disciples rode on their cranes and chased right behind him.

“Don’t let him get away!”

“He wants to flee on his flying sword? He’ll run out of essence energy fast. I’m sure they won’t get far. After them, quick!”

“I’m going to kill that son of a b*tch!”

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The pursuers bellowed as they went after Zhang Zhengdao to kill him.

Wang Ke stood in the forest. He heaved a sigh of relief upon seeing everyone leave. “The Golden Crow Sect is crazy! Zhang Shenxu is so petty. Does he really need to bring that many people along? Ptooey!”

IcyRain's Notes:

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I understand 4 releases/week is a little slow. From this week onwards, I will release on Mondays (so 5 releases/week) as well for some time and see if I can cope with my current workload and commitments.

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Written by Guan Qi — Watching Chess. Translated by IcyRain. Edited by Calofel.