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Chapter 189: Danxia Temple (8)

"The flower… broke?" From the water, Mao Ba'er's three dog heads came out and looked at the sky in shock. Afterwards, his superhuman vision immediately caught sight of a black ring of whale lice at the flower stem's side! The livyatan… had actually split Its attention and placed tens of whale lice to secretly bite through the Rootless Nine Bends Aqua's roots, leaving gods ignorant and ghosts unaware!

BANG!!! At this moment, the giant body suddenly charged out of the water! Utterly consuming all of Its power! This time, It had surprisingly jumped 500 meters high!

"ROAAR!!!" A lung-splitting howl rang out, bearing an extreme excitement. A great mouth filled with lake water, saliva, and sharp teeth opened up to the largest curve! From where Xu Yangyi and the rest were, they only saw the giant beast, roughly a hundred meters long, soar up under the moonlight. In Its great maw spread open a few tens of meters, a red flower light glimmered. Below, the entire cave's lake water surged up high!

The event had occurred abruptly. No one whatsoever was able to predict it. A demon beast without intelligence unexpectedly possessed such cleverness! Right now, everyone was distant from It.

"Fuck!" Xu Yangyi shouted. Without the slightest hesitation, he used Falling Moon to pierce into the livyatan's back. He clearly saw that as the blade thrust in, the other's body suddenly convulsed! However, It still charged onwards with no second thoughts!

Swoosh! The black silhouette at his side flashed. Presently, the livyatan had jumped out of the water nearly ramrod straight. They were like rock climbers on a vertical precipice. Time seemed to freeze. He distinctly saw the incredulous look on Fang Cheng's falling silhouette.

Bang! Absent of indecision, Xu Yangyi's hand grabbed onto Fang Cheng, and his strong brows raised up in anger: "Are you fucking giving up?!"

"Only when I'm a ghost!" Fang Cheng unexpectedly squeezed out an unsightly smile. In the next second, his gaze immediately congealed above.

As far as the eye reached, the splendid red shimmer was before the livyatan's bloody maw. As It had leapt out of the water, It had brought countless splashes, which had transformed into dreadful torrential rains. The waters completely soaked them through to the bone.

"Fuck!" Fang Cheng tightly locked his teeth: "Don't tell me things are so convenient for It?!"

"Convenient?" Xu Yangyi laughed: "Dream on!" 

He raised his hand up and snapped. In almost the same instant as the snap, on the edge of life and death, a vine with the thickness of an arm suddenly dangled above the original stem of the Rootless Ninebends Aqua! Soon after… a nearly transparent figure appeared on the vine!

Zhan Twelve! From the beginning to now, he had never appeared because he clearly understood that an assassin only had one chance to make a certain move!

Xu Yangyi also understood well that if the group was to be spoken of, there was no one able to climb so high and conceal their figure the most apart from Zhan Twelve. This was a decision of professional nature. It had nothing to do with talent.

From the start, when Jun Man's vines creeped upwards, they had long since attached himself to the vicinity of the Rootless Nine Bends Aqua. As for Zhan Twelve, he had flickered to the top and stayed silent for three whole days!

Three days, just for this action! In his eyes, there wasn't a sliver of fear. Instead, with one hand grabbing onto a vine and the other extended, he swept quickly towards the Nine Bends Aqua that the livyatan had already determined Itself to have won! He was like a monkey!

CHOMP!! A tremendous crunching sound rang out! The great open jaws closed shut, yet the red light representing the Rootless Nine Bends Aqua had appeared on the other side! A difference of a hundredth of a hair! 

At that instant, the giant mouth, which was enough to grind up and crush Zhan Twelve's body and bones, brushed against his body and flew past! Right now, his hand was clutching onto the flower that driven the giant beast into madness! This was a true seizing of food from a tiger's mouth!

"ROAAR!!!" In ecstasy, the livyatan suddenly fell into the water and a small tsunami appeared again! Xu Yangyi didn't say anything. At an unknown time, he had already removed his black singlet and exposed his strong muscle. He used the black singlet to fasten his hand to Falling Moon that was pierced into the creature's back!

Boom! So heavy, the giant falling wave still inflicted injury on top of injury on Xu Yangyi and Fang Cheng. However, there wasn't a sliver of hesitation, and the duo suppressed the overturning rivers and flipping seas that were their internals. With the fastest speed, they charged towards the blowhole!

Slaying demons… was to be done in a single stroke! At this moment, the livyatan was bound to be feeling the nonexistent Rootless Nine Bends Aqua in Its mouth. Moreover, after the first time, a second time would still come. However, the tremendous body felt a kind of difficulty!

And that… was the time of their golden opportunity! The present scene had strangely calmed down. The livyatan's enormous head moved. It could feel two insects dashing towards a certain place on Its head, but right now, It simply had no effort to care for these things!

It exhausted all of Its strength to fiercely turn about Its tongue, yet in the next second, Its eyes suddenly saucered. The livyatan seemed to be shocked and confused. Its huge head moved a good few more times as if It was tasting the inside of Its mouth, but It discovered nothing.

Everyone else was completely dumbfounded. None had expected that Zhan Twelve would actually make a move at the most pivotal movement and seize the treasure in a single action! And on the livyatan's head, their commander and his senior brother were rushing towards the blowhole with manic speed!

Tick… It was a mystery whose pocket watch rang out in this deathly still environment.

Zero seconds! In the final minute, both sides' measures had been entirely put into action. First, the livyatan had severed the Rootless Nine Bends Aqua's stem and then frantically jumped out, preparing to swallow. Yet unexpectedly in the end, Zhan Twelve, who guarded a tree stump to wait for rabbits, scaled the heavens in a single bound and seized a morsel from a tiger's mouth. [1]

The rabbit set out and the hawk swooped down. The changes were too swift. So fast that everyone dared not believe in their eyes! They were rendered sluggish and then sluggish once more. After several seconds, the livyatan issued a terribly angered roar! The entire cavern trembled! The beast's two eyes scanned, and It advanced towards the direction of a twinkling red light like It had gone insane, charging at Zhan Twelve! 

Simultaneously, Xu Yangyi and Fang Cheng were already standing in front of the blowhole. It was a giant circular hole. If one didn't know, they would even believe it to be a manhole. On the inside, stratas of red flesh turned about, emitting a smell that made a person wish to vomit.

Xu Yangyi took a deep breath and looking towards Fang Cheng with a rather cordial smile: "Senior brother, demonize, alright? This is the last fight."

Fang Cheng didn't hesitate and immediately transformed into a giant two-to-three-meter wolf demon. However, he absolutely didn't expect that he would now suffer an attack from behind. One that originated from his junior brother, from Xu Yangyi's foot. It accurately landed on his back!

"AAAAAHHHHH!" An odd shout echoed, and Fang Cheng flew straight into the blowhole with an even faster speed. "You fooled me, junior brother!!!" His voice carrying an incomparable hidden bitterness, Fang Cheng fell exactly into the blowhole. His demonized body, neither too big nor too small, tightly stopped up the hole, a seamless fit.

The people ashore were also dumbfounded. Jun Man didn't follow up and breathe, staring foolishly at this amazing foot. He didn't know what to say.

Yao Xintan's Adam's Apple stirred, and he looked at the scene atop the whale's head with extreme speechlessness.

"Hey…" Xu Yangyi sighed helplessly: "Your length and thickness was the easiest to use at my side. Also, a half-demon body's resistance is a heck of a lot stronger than a human's. Isn't this a natural use to fill in a hole… Bear with it, just hold on, senior brother. You won't get less than a single drop."

"Fuck!" Fang Cheng was so angry he could vomit blood: "You're too blackhearted, junior brother! Two drops! I want two drops!"

"Relax…" Xu Yangyi's smile vanished, and he used Falling Moon to suddenly stab, thrusting into the blowhole. In such a manner, Falling Moon went straight in! The rampaging livyatan didn't even sense this negligible pain. "Grab on to It." He looked at Fang Cheng: "Don't fall in no matter what."

It wasn't known how much time had passed. After forty minutes, the cave suddenly spread forth with a bellow that quaked the earth and shook mountains. The boundless lake water also frantically bubbled!

In an hour and twenty minutes, the shaking here reached the max! Countless mountain stones crashed down and even a berserk qi from the inside could be felt a hundred meters away from the cave.

After two hours, the cave finally came to a dead calm, winds still and waves quiet. The giant whale, no less than eighty meters long, had turned over on Its stomach, lying down on the water's surface. The pupils of Its eyes had already completely dispersed. Covered in fishy blood, Fang Cheng climbed out from the blowhole at last and glared daggers at Xu Yangyi.

"You should see your face." Mao Ba'er irately swung his tail, spraying water everywhere: "I wasn't inclined to look… but when you plugged up the blowhole just now, it was practically a heaven-crafted fit. The exact length as the inside. That's called using everything to their best, you get it?"

Fang Cheng looked at Xu Yangyi and laughed grimly over and over. In these two hours, everyone had been in charge of hiding, but he was in charge of expanding himself. Yes… He would remember this kick. Did it make sense if he didn't ask for a corresponding reward?!

Especially in the end… An immeasurable amount of qi and excrement had collided with him and stunk up his entire body. The livyatan had thought up of every method and plan to flush him out, but he tightly grabbed onto the stuck-out Falling Moon. He choked this prehistoric greater demon to death while It was still alive.

However, now still wasn't the time to divide shares. Everyone's gazes swept over the entire area. Since early on, this giant cave was no longer jade-green. Over twenty corpses, some facing up and some with their backs up, floated up and down in the water. From their seven apertures, water had mercilessly flooded in. In all likelihood, they would soon be buried here.

An unknown amount of people had lost their lives in this battle. In concerns to this thousand-meter-plus cavern lake, their blood was so insignificant. At this moment, wisps of dark-red mixed with wretched green made for a miserable sight.

"This is a cultivator." Xu Yangyi stood on a hawk puppet's back and said emotionally: "Putting all of one's might into a fight for opportunity… Some ascend to heaven and become dragons, yet some turn into spring mud… but no matter who, all must have no qualms within the heart."

Fang Cheng lowered his head, silent.

This was before they had even entered the door. This couldn't be considered too long since they entered.

Alligator gars, the livyatan, Rootless Nine Bends Aqua… All kinds of mystical things had already shown up in front of them. And yet, how magical was the world below? If the master path was like this… then on other paths, what kind of circumstances were those other geniuses in? The fearsome might and mystery of the eight great deadlands had already begun to unfold little by little.

"Check casualties." The crowd's mood was somewhat gloomy. It wasn't because of the creature's death, but the sympathy brought by Its demise. Perhaps, they would also be like these people some day, buried silently and obscurely in some nameless secret realm.

[1] "Guarded a tree stump to wait for rabbits". This is an old Chinese story. One day a farmer sees a rabbit run into a tree stump and break its neck. For the farmer, this is a free meal. He thinks to himself, I will wait at this stump for more rabbits to kill themselves for free food. Moral behind this story is an idea of "passively waiting for things to come to you and not making your own opportunities". 

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