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ZL - Chapter 838- Once again sparring with Tang Qi

Chapter 838- Once again sparring with Tang Qi

An entire night passed. Under my strong demands, the nurse finally agreed to cut my stitches on the second day. The moment she took off the bandages, my jade-white arms and chest appeared underneath them. The nurse immediately called for the doctor as if she had seen a ghost. The doctor also couldn't believe it and felt that humans shouldn't have such a quick regeneration rate and that something must have gone wrong. I didn't say much, but I knew that this was the strong regeneration rate of the Yang Yan Realm. In other words, someone who stepped into the Yang Yan Realm was infinitely close to God, and their bodies were far stronger than that of normal people.

  ……

  At 9am, we went to pay respects to Dong Cheng Lei at the cemetery along with Li Mu, Wang Jian, Yue Qing Qian, Lin Xiao Wu, Old K, and Song Han. Lin Wan Er carpooled with Dong Cheng Yue and me while I held a white flower in my hand. The fragrance wafted into my nose, but it made my mood even heavier. Dong Cheng Lei's grave was at the corner of the cemetery and it was quite large. The Dong Cheng Family was quite famous in Hangzhou and they naturally didn't lack any money. Dong Cheng Feng also treated Ah Lei as his real son, and as such, one could see how much he loved him.

  The car stopped outside. I wore a set of brand new clothes and got off the car with the flowers in my hand. Li Mu, Lin Xiao Wu, Mocha, and the rest had all arrived. All of them wore black and they slowly walked into the cemetery. No one spoke. The atmosphere was so dense that it made it difficult for one to breathe.

  We soon arrived at the front of his tomb. The picture on it was still so dumb-looking.

  I placed the fresh flowers in front of his tombstone and knelt down slowly. My heart suddenly trembled, my ears perked up at the sound of Dong Cheng Lei calling me Brother Xiao Yao. My nose felt sour and tears welled up in my eyes. I lowered my head, tears landing onto the flowers. My body trembled slightly as I wiped my tears, raised my head and said, "Ah Lei, I hope there is no killing in Heaven and I hope that there is only happiness there. Brother Xiao Yao knows that you care most about Dong Cheng. She is fine and Blood Scythe didn't harm her. Ah Lei, since you call me Brother Xiao Yao, I will also be Dong Cheng's brother. From today on, I will be a good brother on your behalf. I won't let anyone hurt Dong Cheng no matter what. I won't be the one to walk into the wedding hall with her, but I will care for her forever and dote on her. Ah Lei, rest well. Brother Xiao Yao promises you that unless I die, I won't go against my words!"

  Dong Cheng Yue's body shuddered and she cried.

  I slowly bowed down and knelt toward his tombstone. Behind me, Li Mu, Wang Jian, Yue Qing Qian, Mocha, Song Han, Lin Xiao Wu, Chen Yong Jie, Tang Xue, and the [Zhan Long] core members all knelt down. They didn't bother about their shirts getting dirty. Yue Qing Qian, Mocha, Lin Xiao Wu, and Tang Xue all cried out.

  Life was just so fragile; it would disappear in the blink of an eye like a butterfly in a storm. There was nothing we could do but cherish the people we had in front of us.

  ……

  After paying respects, many white flowers were placed onto the tomb. The Dong Cheng family also sent people here to thank us for coming. In the end, a slightly older male said towards Dong Cheng Yue, "Miss, my condolences, don't be too sad. Ah Lei wouldn't want you to be too sad for him."

  Dong Cheng Yue nodded her head, "I know, thank you Uncle Liu."

  It was close to noon. I heaved a sigh and looked at everyone, "Let's go. Let's find a place to eat, it’ll be my treat. Everyone specially came over to Hangzhou and it has been tough on you all."

  Li Mu and the others nodded their heads. In truth, no one had a good appetite while I heartlessly wolfed down food last night. I ate three times more than the average person, pretty much making up for the full seven days and nights of food from before.

  At noon, we found a restaurant in the city. All of us sat around a big table. No one suggested drinking; we ate just like that.

The clinks of chopsticks sounded continuously. These fellows were probably famished.

  When we were about to finish, I coughed and said, "Why is the atmosphere so tense? Relax. I was unconscious for so many days so I want to know what happened in the game. Is [Zhan Long] fine?"

  Li Mu answered, "Er... It is not bad. Let Qing Qian tell you."

  Yue Qing Qian placed down her chopsticks and said, "Brother Xiao Yao, we followed your orders, killed all the Fire Dragon Beasts, and sealed all the level 1 mounts. We even headed deeper and killed all those Fire Dragon Beasts. After 5 days and 5 nights, we obtained 3,000 Fire Dragon Horses. Sister Cang Tong suggested to give it to the top 3,000 cavalry style players in the guild. Now, we have 3,000 Fire Dragon Cavalry and they are really strong. Moreover, the Steel Blade Cavalry on Steel Blade Mountain has been refreshing. We have been recruiting and now we have 80 thousand players with 50 thousand online. We have 15 thousand Steel Blade Cavalry and 3,000 Fire Dragon Cavalry for a total of 18 thousand!"

  I nodded my head in satisfaction, "Oh, that is not bad; with these main cavalry forces, we probably have no enemies in Tian Ling City, right?"

  Wang Jian said, "Yes, Brother Xiao Yao. [Zhan Long]'s development speed is too fast, making the guilds of [Legend], [Prague], [House of Prestige] and [Hero’s Mound] feel huge pressure. Luckily, [Zhan Long] hasn’t made any enemies recently and they have no reason to restrict us."

  I took in a deep breath, "Let's keep it up..."

  Yue Qing Qian pursed her lips and said, "Brother Xiao Yao, did Sister Cang Tong tell you about another matter regarding the Hero's Wing offline finals?"

  I was lost, "Like... We missed it?"

  "Yeah."

  Lin Wan Er held my hand and said, "While you were unconscious, the Hero's Wing offline finals began. It was taken by the America Region Sky Rose team. Fang Ge Que's Legend team was second. What a waste. Dong Cheng and I were totally lost so we gave up. Don't blame Dong Cheng, I suggested to give up."

  I smiled, "Well, it is just a small competition. We are still young and we can fight next year. Moreover, I don't care about a trophy now, what I care about is the gains and losses of this world."

  "Oh."

  Lin Wan Er nodded her head strongly; a smile appeared on her beautiful cheeks and she said, "We all need to pull ourselves together. After this gathering, we must work hard and push [Zhan Long] to first place in the next rankings!"

  I couldn't help but laugh, "That will be a little problematic. [Legend] and [Hero’s Mound] have played so many games over so many years and they’ve accumulated tons of points. Unless we can occupy two or more cities, it’ll be tough."

  "Yes!"

  Lin Wan Er pursed her lips and looked at Dong Cheng Yue, "Dong Cheng isn't willing to enter the game. Why?"

  I looked toward her and smiled, "HI Dong Cheng, smile for Brother Xiao Yao?"

  Dong Cheng Yue's eyes were red. She looked at me, then at Lin Wan Er, and then she said, "I know everyone is doing this for my good, give me... Er, give me two more days. I will get myself fixed and enter the game and live life well."

  "Yes, this is the Dong Cheng we know, come, eat more..."

  In the afternoon, we sent Li Mu, Wang Jian, and Yue Qing Qian over to the airport. Li Meng Yao also got on her plane back to Xiamen. Only Lin Wan Er and Dong Cheng Yue were by my side. At the airport, I held Wan Er’s small hand and walked backwards. But Dong Cheng Yue was really out of it so I also held her hand. She raised her head and looked at me, tears rolling within. She then let go of my hand and said softly, "I am fine alone, I have always been fine alone..."

  "..." I couldn’t say anything, "..."

  ……

  In the afternoon, we returned to the villa. Tang Qi was waiting for us in the hall. He took in a deep breath after he saw me, "Li Xiao Yao, thank you."

  I was shocked, "What are you thanking me for?"

  He smiled, "Thank you for going all out for Dong Cheng and Ah Lei. Without you restricting Ouyang Chuan, I wouldn't have been able to get close to her, much less save her."

  I turned around to him and said, "Actually, I should thank you for saving Dong Cheng."

  He gave an awkward smile and then looked toward me, "Li Xiao Yao!"

  "Yeah?"

  "You really... Stepped into Yang Yan? I really can't see the depths of your cultivation. I even have an illusion that you aren't a normal person and you have no power in your body."

  "Is that so?"

  I smiled, turning around and looking at Tang Qi. I raised a finger and said, "If you can block one finger, I will treat you to a month’s worth of meals, how’s that sound?"

  Tang Qi was shocked, "Anything I want?"

  "Of course!"

  "Bring it on!"

  After saying that, he took two steps back, clenching his fists and energy currents flowed around them. No wonder this kid was willing to bet with me — he had comprehended energy circulation.

  I held up a finger and used some strength. The power in my body instantly turned into Yang Yan power and surged into my finger. My finger was covered in a layer of red. The power of Yang Yan was the most precise and purest type of power — under one's control, it could be as soft as water or as intense as fire. When I pushed out, the flames suddenly expanded!

  "Peng!"

  The energy rotation collapsed, the flames on my finger went from a killing flame to a gentle flame. My body didn't even move. It was totally calm whereas Tang Qi took several steps back, striking the wall. His face was ashen white, "F***, this strength... You should have exceeded Ouyang Chuan’s strength, right?"

  I smiled, the flames dissipating, "Although he entered Yang Yan, his heart was shameless and extremely violent. Such a person can only control the initial power of Yang Yan. If you step into the Yang Yan Realm one day, you will naturally understand the difference."

  Tang Qi nodded, "Yes, thank you for your advice. I will continue to work hard!"


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Written by Shi Luo Ye. Translated by Ciel, ryangohsf. Edited by Slumber, Pret.