“I’m not Chen Chen. How about you guys be kind and let me off?”
Surrounded by a group of demons, Zhang Ji removed his mask, which Xiao Wuyou had given to him back then. He never thought that it would come in handy now.
The demons almost died of anger, especially a few Demon Emperors who were overwhelmed with fury.
If this impersonator of Chen Chen hadn’t appeared and fled so quickly, they wouldn’t have fallen for such a childish trick.
Now they could no longer find Chen Chen, because they were certain that he must have gone far.
At the thought of this, they became more and more determined.
‘We can’t let this punk die so easily! We must torture him in the most brutal means possible!’
Despite being glowered at by the demons, Zhang Ji remained fearless; he seemed to be ready to die.
After spending some time in the Seven Lethal Diabolism sect, he had grown very much.
If it was the past, he would have definitely charged towards the demons and fought alongside Chen Chen. Now, he had learned to make wiser options.
He had also driven away the Demon-Slaying Guards that his master had arranged for him.
They were just four Nascent Soul realm diabolic cultivators, and they would be prone to dying or getting injured if he brought them along.
“Ahem! I’m taking this person away with me. Do any of you agree or disagree?”
Just when a group of demons were rubbing their fists together, a strange voice came from somewhere near them.
The group of demons looked in the direction of the sound, only to see a lone woman staring at them. Although her expression was calm, anyone could tell how eager she was.
Yu Qiong was indeed a little bit nervous right now.
She wasn’t lying. As an alchemist, she had almost never fought with anyone before.
If there was anyone she disliked, she would just send a few Essence Soul realm followers out to deal with them.
However, now that her followers were busy rescuing others, she had no choice but to go to the State of Jin in person.
‘Master said during his last moments that it’s a disgraceful thing for an alchemist to have to fight themselves… If that kid Chen Chen hadn’t given me so much in return that I couldn’t turn him down, I would never embarrass myself like this! I’m only going to do this once! Just once! Once I’m done, I’ll go back to refining pills and finish the task arranged by those old guys!’ Yu Qiong continuously comforted herself while looking at the group of demons.
The first time she fought, she did not have much experience, so she did not hide her peak Essence Soul realm fluctuations to make herself appear weaker than she really was.
Sensing the massive pressure, the demons could not help but have a change of expression.
‘Where did this female human cultivator come from? She’s so scary.’
Seeing that the group of demons did not react, Yu Qiong flew directly towards Zhang Ji and pulled him away.
An Essence Soul realm Demon Emperor who was a subordinate to the Heavenly Wolf Demon Emperor bellowed, stepping forward to try and stop her.
Yu Qiong released a ball of golden flames, almost subconsciously, that immediately engulfed that Demon Emperor before he could understand what was going on.
“Lord Heavenly Wolf Demon Emperor, save me!”
Miserable screams echoed all around, and the Heavenly Wolf Demon Emperor’s pupils constricted a little while he channeled his powerful spiritual power towards the flames. However, there was nothing he could do about it.
He ended up drawing the flames towards himself.
Looking at the Demon Emperor, who kept struggling in the flames, Yu Qiong’s face became pale.
However, for some reason, there was also a sense of excitement deep within her.
Her excitement intensified with the shrieks.
Zhang Ji vaguely felt that there seemed to be something wrong with this woman beside him, because the fire spiritual energy between heaven and earth converged towards her at a speed visible to the naked eye.
The temperature around her was also rising.
“This is… An innate fire spirit body…”
Zhang Ji subconsciously wanted to stay away. He had gained a lot of knowledge in the Seven Lethal Demon Clan.
He knew quite a lot about innate spirit bodies too.
Due to the violent, fire spiritual energy, cultivators with innate fire spirit bodies were mostly hot-tempered and irritable, with strong desires to destroy.
Such people were very dangerous, and even diabolic cultivators would have to stay away.
A few moments later, Yu Qiong was surrounded by a blazing golden flame, the unbridled fire spreading for hundreds of meters. Seeing this scene, the demons were horrified and immediately scattered.
Even the White Bear Demon Emperor and the Heavenly Wolf Demon Emperor felt the same.
‘This female cultivator is too terrifying; we can’t afford to provoke her. There’s no need to fight her in a moment of anger.’
While the demons scattered, Yu Qiong gradually regained consciousness, and the flames on her body completely dispersed.
However, there was a tinge of disappointment in the depths of her eyes.
As for the Essence Soul realm Demon Emperor, he had already had his soul scattered and destroyed. Even his essence soul had failed to escape.
“Fighting… Seems to be more interesting than alchemy.”
Recalling the scene of the Essence Soul realm Demon Emperor getting ambushed and killed with a mere point of her finger, Yu Qiong seemed to have discovered something flabbergasting, and she could not help but develop several new ideas.
They were all about setting people on fire.
However, a moment later, her master’s voice and the smile he had on his face before he died appeared in her mind.
“Yu Qiong, you are the gentlest woman I’ve ever seen. Promise me that you’ll never fight with others in the future. We alchemists can achieve everything with the pills that we refine. Fighting is for the boors. We can’t do something so embarrassing.”
Thinking of this, Yu Qiong took a deep breath.
“I have to be elegant… I’m a gentle woman…”
After a few murmurs, Yu Qiong finally calmed down completely.
Only then did Zhang Ji dare to come a little closer.
“Thank you for saving my life, Senior!”
“If you want to thank me, thank my disciple,” Yu Qiong said indifferently.
The next second, Chen Chen, Yuan Qingtian, and the Dark Guards flew over from afar. Seeing that the one who saved him was really Zhang Ji, Chen Chen was extremely touched.
Zhang Ji was equally excited to see Chen Chen, and there were some tears in his eyes.
After two months of being away from each other, they actually met again in such a setting. They were both a little speechless.
Coughing, Yuan Qingtian’s gaze flashed and he vaguely felt that his position as the best underling was threatened. He hurriedly stood in the middle to block them from looking at each other.
At the same time, a trace of hostility towards Zhang Ji rose within his heart.
‘This person is full of evil aura; he must be a crook! I can’t let Senior Brother get too close to this person!’
“Senior Brother, this is not the place to talk. Let’s go back to Mount Wufeng.”
However, Chen Chen shook his head and replied, “I’m not going back. I’ll only be inviting hate and trouble for the State of Jin if I stay there.”
After saying this, he took out the communication token and informed Lao Hei that he shouldn’t come.
With Lao Hei’s speed, he wouldn’t be able to arrive in time to get the fresh corpses.
Afterwards, Chen Chen scanned the surroundings, his voice spreading across dozens of kilometers.
“White Bear Demon Emperor! Heavenly Wolf Demon Emperor! I’ll come back to take revenge against you for destroying my country! Just you wait!”
Chen Chen wasn’t just issuing a threat for the thrill of it. Rather, he was also telling the demons that he was about to leave the State of Jin.
Xia Xishuang looked at Chen Chen and the others with a smile on her pale face.
“Apart from me, he has his brothers and Master… That’s good.”
Thinking about this, Xia Xishang looked at the bloodstains and wounds on her body before shaking her head.
‘I’d better not let him see me in such a miserable state.
‘All I need to know is that he’s safe.’
She had sneaked back from the front line and was chased along the way. After a long time traveling, she had finally arrived in the State of Jin, but she hadn’t been able to help him. Thus, she felt a little ashamed.
“Xishuang! Hurry up and come back! Do you know how many demons are out there looking for you? If you die, how huge of a blow would it be to the human race?!”
She heard her master’s furious words coming through the communication token.
Her master had once berated the Void Spirit Clan by failing to keep an eye on Ding Yi. Now that she had sneaked away, she could imagine how furious her master was.
“Master, I was wrong. I’ll go back now.”
After replying, Xia Xishuang looked at Chen Chen from afar once again before silently turning around to leave.
Chen Chen kept flattering Yu Qiong while looking into the distance with his peripheral vision.
After seeing that familiar and somewhat despondent back, he felt a sharp pain in his heart.
“Master, wait for me for a moment!”
After saying that, Chen Chen hurriedly chased after that figure.