The elder shook and made a muffled sound as he stared in shock at the youth's delicate and pure features.
He simply could not understand it. For the sake of defeating his enemy, this young man would even resort to such cruel measures against himself?
Xia Linyu's body could no longer take it and he crumpled heavily to the ground. Just as his body hit the ground, he noticed a familiar figure speeding towards him...
The youth slowly closed his eyes. His lips were raised into a smile and he looked at ease and a little joyful.
Sister, I can finally help you to protect others.
At last, I'm no longer... Your burden...
A heart-wrenching scream pierced through the skies and echoed through the entire mountain range.
Gu Ruoyun flew to Xia Linyu's side. When her eyes fell upon the bloodied youth, a raging flame burst from within her. That anger was enough to destroy the world.
"Immortal Realm! I, Gu Ruoyun, hereby swear that if I do not destroy you today, I can't be considered human!!!"
At this very moment, her heart was in severe agony. Scenes of her past life flashed in her mind's eye.
At that time, she had been unable to exact revenge and just as she wanted to use her soul to do it, Zixie had stopped her.
However, in this life, if anyone dares to lay a hand on her little brother, she would destroy their entire family! Not a single person would be left alive!
"Yu'er, don't worry, I won't let you die. I also won't allow anyone who has harmed you to continue to live!"
Gu Ruoyun slowly rose to her feet and held the blood-drenched youth closely to her chest. Her green robes were also stained red with his blood but she did not seem to notice it at all. She gently carried the youth and headed towards the battlefield.
When Gu Ruoyun stepped onto the field with the blood-drenched Xia Linyu, the entire battlefield went into a sensation.
She placed the youth on a bed and a cold light flashed in her eyes.
"Big Brother, I want the Immortal Realm to be annihilated!"
Gu Shengxiao shuddered before he patted Gu Ruoyun's shoulder comfortingly and said, "Yun'er, no matter what you do, you have my support."
Gu Ruoyun's lips trembled softly, "I've given him a pill and that helped to stop the bleeding. However, Yu'er's wounds are far too severe and can't be healed in such a short time. So, Brother, may I trouble you to send someone to take care of him and help me make arrangements for the Dongfang family as well?"
At that time, she had been in the middle of cultivation in her room when Linlang and the rest had rushed in. She then found out about the Immortal Realm's scheme to kill the Dongfang family members at the foot of the mountain and she had rushed down the mountain at top speed.
At this moment, aside from an immeasurable rage, her heart was also filled with self-blame.
She blamed herself for her inability to protect Xia Linyu.
In truth, no one would have thought that the Immortal Realm, as a team joining the War of Gods and Demons, would have sent their underlings to commit murder! Not even Gu Ruoyun who has long been aware of the Immortal Realm's shamelessness had expected them to make their move at a time like this!
"Yun'er, you shouldn't blame yourself too much." Gu Shengxiao saw through Gu Ruoyun's remorse and gently stroked her shoulder, "His wounds are indeed heavy and if you had not been here, he would not have survived. The fact that you're able to save his life is a miracle. However, this arm..."
Gu Ruoyun's heart sank as she raised her head and looked out at the sky. Her clear and cold gaze was filled with murderous intent.
Gu Shengxiao said nothing more and walked out of the room.
The Honorable Sir Tianqi entered and frowned, "Are you really planning to make the Immortal Realm pay now? The War of Gods and Demons is close at hand. I've heard that the demons this year are more powerful than before. At the end of the day, the Immortal Realm is still one of the most powerful forces on this mainland. Without them, our stakes in the battle would go down substantially. Why not wait until the end of the fight to get rid of them? After this battle, we would have another ten years to prepare for the next one."