Upon hearing the three familiar voices, Su Zimo’s eyes shone brightly.
Tang Yu was slightly shocked.
The three of them were the cultivators that had followed Su Zimo into the city right from the start. Apart from the person called Ji Chengtian who was at six meridian Foundation Establishment, the other two were at four meridian Foundation Establishment.
Back then, Tang Yu thought it was a wise move for them to leave Xuantian City.
Given their cultivation realms, it was only a matter of time before they were killed by the thousand odd desperadoes if they had remained in Xuantian City.
However, Tang Yu did not expect that three out of the four people who had left would return!
The haughty man behind Tang Yu sneered, “They’ve returned to Xuantian City despite knowing that they would die. How stupid.”
Even though most of the cultivators present harbored the same thoughts, hearing it aloud was extremely unpleasant.
Tang Yu frowned and turned back to chide softly.
Although the cultivator named Yan Jun was a disciple of Elixir Yang Sect as well, he belonged to the Battle Hall of the sect. At seven meridian Foundation Establishment, he was one of their core forces for the expedition to the ancient battlefield and Tang Yu could not scold him too harshly.
Yan Jun harrumphed and said nothing more.
Suddenly, a voice sounded from the sound, gentle yet resolute.
“It’s not stupidity, but loyalty!”
Xiaoning had a meek nature and would swallow her indignances even if she was wronged – it took immense courage for her to rebut as such.
However, she truly could not let things go at the moment.
For some reason, a sense of frustration surged through her as she gripped her fists tightly and glared at Yan Jun. “Someone like you will never know what loyalty means!”
“Loyalty? Does that bullsh*t mean heading to death together?”
Yan Jun snorted and looked at Su Xiaoning mockingly. He smirked and continued coldly, “Since you know what loyalty is, how about you join them to die too, huh?”
Yan Jun was a seven meridian Foundation Establishment Cultivator after all – who knew how much blood his hands were stained with for him to cultivate to such a point and enter the ancient battlefield?
Xiaoning felt her heart sink when she met with Yan Jun’s cold gaze and stumbled back half a step subconsciously.
Right then, Night Spirit who was sprawled on the ground opened its eyes.
Its pitch-black eyes emitted a dark glow that flickered.
Instantly, the temperature around them dipped!
All the cultivators present, including Uncle Liang, felt a chilling intent that sent shivers down their spines, as though they were targeted by some ancient and violent being that could rip them apart at any moment!
Uncle Liang’s heart skipped a beat.
Yan Jun who was initially haughty and fiery felt his hair stand on end.
An unprecedented shadow of death enveloped him, making him feel cold.
Sensing Night Spirit’s actions, Xiaoning hurriedly reached out and patted Night Spirit on its head with her petite hands, gesturing for it to not act recklessly.
After all, Elixir Yang Sect was the only possibility within Xuantian City that might back Su Zimo up.
If Night Spirit were to kill Yan Jun, it would be equivalent to pitting Elixir Yang Sect against Su Zimo.
Night Spirit closed its eyes once more.
Instantly, the surrounding chill vanished.
It was as though everything everyone had felt earlier was merely an illusion.
Many cultivators were confused and exchanged glances with lingering fear – only a few people had noticed Night Spirit’s actions earlier on.
Uncle Liang took a deep meaningful glance at Night Spirit.
Yan Jun shuddered and looked around, only heaving a sigh of relief and looked more relaxed after discovering nothing.
On the long street.
“Senior Brother Ji? Sister Leng Rou?”
Little fatty’s eyes were filled with surprise when he caught sight of Ji Chengtian who was flapping with Ethereal Wings and Leng Rou who was charging in from another direction.
It was the same reaction for Ji Chengtian and Leng Rou.
This was a battle which they would most likely die and no one could make the decisions for anyone else.
None of them knew what the others thought and did not want to pressurize anyone else. That was the reason why they parted ways after leaving Xuantian City.
But now, they had all returned telepathically to Xuantian City and chose to fight alongside Su Zimo!
This was chemistry.
Wielding a gigantic axe that shone with four spirit lights, little fatty charged into the crowd and chopped wildly in front of him.
Six spirit meridians shone on little fatty’s rotund body!
On the other side, Leng Rou threw out dozens of talismans and summoned her flying sword before charging into the battlefield with six spirit meridians shining from her body as well!
Two six meridian Foundation Establishment Cultivators!
Both of them were only at four meridian Foundation Establishment when they left Xuantian City.
There was only a single possibility how the two of them advanced to six meridian Foundation Establishment in such a short period of time.
Like Su Zimo, both little fatty and Leng Rou broke through to five meridian Foundation Establishment during this period of time. Right after, they consumed the Meridian Unlocking Elixir and advanced to six meridian Foundation Establishment right away!
A pair of spirit wings appeared behind Ji Chengtian as he soared into the air bursting with laughter – seven spirit meridians appeared imperceptibly beneath his robes.
Seven meridian Foundation Establishment!
Ji Chengtian had broken through as well!
Given Ji Chengtian’s endowment, he had a chance of breaking through to seven meridian Foundation Establishment in the ancient battlefield. However, there was no way that could be accomplished so quickly.
In other words, he made the same decision as little fatty and Leng Rou.
He consumed the Meridian Unlocking Elixir!
The three of them smiled at one another from the depths of their hearts.
The Meridian Unlocking Elixir was only effective when consumed for the first time and neither of them had intended to use it at their current cultivation realms.
However, all of them made the same decision to consume it for this battle without discussing or informing one another beforehand!
They gave up the chance of a high cultivation and abandoned their possibility of escaping just for this battle!
Su Zimo understood.
The moment he saw their return, he understood everything.
However, even though he was emotional and his lips were quivering at this moment, he could not say a single word.
“I’m here too!”
Suddenly, an honest-looking cultivator appeared on the battlefield. With a loud roar, he swung his metal rod and repelled two desperadoes!
Little fatty’s heart skipped a beat when he heard that voice as he turned in disbelief.
At this moment, all four of them who left Xuantian City had returned!
A warm feeling surged through Su Zimo’s heart when he saw that – his injuries no longer felt as painful.
There was no need for words or thanks.
Understanding the fact that the four of them had never left and returned to fight shoulder to shoulder with him during the most critical juncture was more than enough.
Finally, Su Zimo burst out into laughter.
Ji Chengtian was laughing, as was Leng Rou, as was little fatty, as was Shi Jian.
Amidst the flashing swords and entrapment, the five of them looked drenched and wretched. Yet, they were laughing wantonly in happiness from the bottom of their hearts.
Someone teared but in the blink of an eye, it was mixed with the rain and rolled down their cheek.
“Silly Jian, you said that you’re not silly, so why did you return?” Little fatty asked.
“I… got lost,” Shi Jian replied.