Chapter 578 - Two Kings' Reunion
In this vast region, figures were faintly discernible at the edges of the distant sky as they continued to hide the sky and cover the earth as they shot over. As of now, it was clear that this region had already become the most prominent place within the entire Great Spiritual Academy Tournament.
Various powerful groups were now standing in the air, with all of their gazes focused towards the stretch of area before them. To be precise, they were all trained towards the thin figure clad in black lightning bolts.
They were able to clearly sense the dense killing intent radiating from the figure. Such killing intent appeared to have caused the temperature of the entire region to drop by quite a bit.
That was Mu Chen.
"He has finally arrived…" Whispers quietly rang out as the gazes from everyone in the region converged.
"If he had arrived just a bit later, that Northern Heavens Spiritual Academy group would have been completely wiped out."
"Ji Xuan and his group are truly vicious in their actions…"
"From the looks of it, there won't be an easy conclusion to this matter."
"Ji Xuan's not easy to be dealt with. Although that Mu Chen's fame and reputation has been skyrocketing recently, can he really match up to Ji Xuan? His cultivation seems to only be at Spiritual Energy Disaster…"
Whispering noises incessantly continued to ring out, while everyone's gazes had converged on the two main characters present within the region. Anyone would be able to sense that an intense fight that would shock everyone present would erupt in this region today.
Under the attentive gazes of everyone, Mu Chen had a hand wrapped around Mu Feng's throat while standing within the caved-in ground present below, appearing just like a prey within the talons of an eagle. Furthermore, the killing intent radiating from his body informed everyone that if he were to unleash a killing blow, he would absolutely show no mercy nor remorse.
Being within Mu Chen's grasp, Mu Feng's face had already turned ashen, with the blood dripping from the corner of his mouth causing him to look somewhat miserable. A venomous and unwilling gaze shot from him towards Mu Chen. Due to the latter taking such quick action, he was unable to muster any defenses, causing him to become instantly suppressed by the latter.
He absolutely didn't believe that Mu Chen would be able to suppress him in a head-on confrontation!
Su Xuan was staring at the figure standing not too far away from her. It had been more than half a year since she had seen him, yet he appeared to have not changed much, merely that his originally handsome and gentle face had appeared somewhat more healthy and robust. Perhaps, due to the vast killing intent radiating from his body, he appeared exceedingly sharp and incisive, just like an extraordinary divine spear standing tall within the heavens and earth.
Wiping away the bloodstain at the corner of her mouth, Su Xuan's originally tense heart started to slowly calm down. The youth before her appeared to cause people to have boundless confidence in him, causing them to feel calm and steady in his presence.
Panning his head over, Mu Chen looked towards Su Xuan. As his malevolent gaze started to turn gentle, he said, "Senior Sister Su Xuan, are you alright?"
Hearing that, Su Xuan shook her head. Turning her head to look towards He Yao and Yang Lin, her eyes turned reddish as she said, "But they're seriously injured."
Having his hand chopped off by Mu Feng earlier, blood continued to flow out from He Yao's severed stump. At this moment, Yang Lin was completely covered in blood, giving off an exceedingly miserable appearance. Nevertheless, upon seeing Mu Chen's appearance, the both of them heaved a great breath of relief.
Hearing her reply, Mu Chen apologetically nodded his head towards them.
Squirming his body, He Yao leaned against a rock. Sending a smile with much difficulty towards Mu Chen, he asked, "How confident are you?"
What he meant was naturally about how confident Mu Chen was to deal with the situation before them. After all, he was extremely clear about exactly how tyrannically strong Ji Xuan's group was.
"With me here, they'll not be able to hurt you all," replied Mu Chen in a soft voice.
"I'll leave it to you, then…" He Yao slowly replied with a nod as he looked towards the exceedingly dazzling youth before his eyes.
Slightly nodding, Mu Chen proceeded to raise his head up. At this moment, his gaze turned emotionless and indifferent as he looked towards the figure present not far away from him.
The figure standing over there had also casted his gaze over at the same time.
As their eyes interlocked, the ice-cold killing intent gushing from within appeared to have caused even the air to start freezing.
"You've finally arrived, Mu Chen," said Ji Xuan in a soft voice, with his hands similarly tightly grabbing onto the throats of Shen Cangsheng and Li Xuantong.
"I came here to see what great show you've prepared for me. Would it be even more spectacular than last time?" replied Mu Chen with a faint smile.
Hearing that, Ji Xuan started smiling as he said, "It shouldn't leave you disappointed."
"I very much anticipate it," replied Mu Chen slowly.
"Release Mu Feng!" Fierce cries rang out across the sky as the three remaining members of the Saint Spiritual Academy group darkly stared at Mu Chen. Powerful Spiritual Energies gushed from their bodies as they covetously stared at Mu Chen.
The cultivation realm of all three of them was at First Grade Spirit Disaster. Although they were inferior to Mu Feng, they were absolutely not weak. Despite this, Mu Chen appeared to have completely ignored the roars coming from them.
Seeing this, the eyes of the trio turned ice-cold. Exchanging glances with one another, they each sent a palm patting out seemingly at the same instant. Boundless Spiritual Energies swept from them, transforming into Spiritual Energy palm prints that started to press down towards Mu Chen.
Despite this, Mu Chen appeared to have not moved even an inch.
However, just as those Spiritual Energy palm prints were about to descend, a sharp sword cry suddenly rang from across the sky, before three gigantic sword arcs explosively shot over.
As the sword lights howled over, they instantly sliced the three Spiritual Energy palm prints into two, causing them to transform into glowing dots that blotted the skies.
Countless gazes shot towards the direction where those sword arcs had come from, only to see two glowing figures rushing over at a speed akin to chasing the moon and stars. Finally, two exquisite and beautiful figures appeared right by Mu Chen's side.
The two girls appeared graceful and elegant, while possessing flawlessly beautiful appearances. Nevertheless, they caused people to feel shock and astonishment, with even the somewhat frozen atmosphere in this region appearing to possess some luster upon their appearance.
Seemingly all of the eyes had involuntarily shot over and converged onto them.
"That's Wen Qingxuan!"
"The other girl… she's called Luo Li, right? I know her. She's the Queen Luo of the Spiritual Road. At the end of the Spiritual Road, she had even caused Ji Xuan to suffer serious injuries."
"From the looks of it, they appear to be Mu Chen's helpers. These two girls are definitely not simple. If they were to genuinely take action, even Ji Xuan wouldn't dare to proclaim to have absolute confidence in victory. That's why Mu Chen dared to appear here."
The appearance of the two girls had instantly caused even greater exclamations. Compared to Mu Chen and Ji Xuan, they were even more attractive for their attention.
Flanking beside Mu Chen, Luo Li and Wen Qingxuan shot a look at the former. Turning their gazes to the front, they rested their eyes on Ji Xuan, who was standing not too far away from them.
With her not having much previous contact with Ji Xuan, Wen Qingxuan was not brimming with interest as she proceeded to size up the former. Being the arch-enemy of Mu Chen, as well as the guy who had snatched first place from her, Wen Qingxuan was exceedingly curious as to who this Ji Xuan was.
Compared to Wen Qingxuan, a calm and tranquil expression was present on Luo Li's face. Her pair of clear glass-like pupils shot a quiet look at Ji Xuan, with not a single fluctuation present within that tranquil gaze of hers.
With Luo Li's appearance, Ji Xuan's gaze had immediately converged to her. Nevertheless, though, the calm and tranquil beautiful eyes of the latter caused the corner of his mouth to involuntarily twitch.
"It has been a while, Luo Li." Suppressing the pounding within his heart, Ji Xuan said in a slow manner.
Resting her beautiful eyes once more on Ji Xuan, Luo Li replied in a soft voice, "Do you still remember what I've said to you at the end of the Spiritual Road?"
Hearing that, Ji Xuan's pupils slightly narrowed, while his expression gradually turned fierce.
That was a scene that he would never, ever forget. By forsaking everything, the girl dressed in black had caused him and her to become mutually wounded. Furthermore, at the very last moment, the girl did not pay any other kind of attention other than to hurt him. WIth a calm voice, she had told him that his life was Mu Chen's to claim. That's why she didn't kill him…
"I believe that he will make you disappointed." A dark shadow was present in Ji Xuan's eyes as he stared at Mu Chen, while the hands gripping the throats of Shen Cangsheng and Li Xuantong started to grow uncontrollably tighter.
Hearing that, a faint smile that caused the hearts and souls of the people to stir started to surface on her absolutely stunning face. With a gentle tone, she replied, "You'll be disappointed, as he's stronger than you."
Not one bit of ridicule was present in her gentle voice. Yet, that soft and light tone caused the usually calm Ji Xuan to uncontrollably shiver, while a deep shade of darkness was present on his handsome face. At this moment, greenish veins even started to slowly surface on his arms.
Astonishment was present on the faces of Ji Xuan's three group members as they set their gazes on the current Ji Xuan. This truly was the first time that they had seen the usually emotionless Ji Xuan show so much emotional fluctuations.
Every single gaze within this entire region moved around the trio of Mu Chen, Luo Li and Ji Xuan. As if being able to discern something that had happened between them, the faces of everyone present started to turn somewhat strange.
"Oh really? I'm really looking forward to it."
Ji Xuan gave his reply. Taking a deep breath, Ji Xuan suppressed the anger and fury within his heart, before turning his dark and sinister gaze towards Mu Chen. With a smile he said, " What do you have that's stronger than me? Is it your Spiritual Energy Disaster realm, or is it your strength?"
Hearing that, Mu Chen gave a laugh. Shaking Mu Feng that he had grasped within his hand, he replied, "Let's release the people in our hands. I don't assume that you would be that childish to resort to threats like this, right?"
At this moment, Ji Xuan had also laughed; however, it was one that didn't contain the slightest warmth at all. With a wave of his palm, he tossed Shen Cangsheng and Li Xuantong away.
With a calm expression, Mu Chen tossed Mu Feng away, sending the latter flying against a mountainous rock, smashing it into bits.
Miserably crawling out from the mountainous rock, an ashen expression was present on Mu Feng's face as he stared at Mu Chen. Nevertheless, though, he did not dare to recklessly take action against the latter.
Seeing Shen Cangsheng and Li Xuantong being thrown away, Mu Chen hastily went forward to assist them. The current appearance of the duo, being entirely covered with blood, caused them to appear exceedingly miserable.
An expression brimming of apology and regret was present within Mu Chen's eyes as he looked towards the duo.
"There's no need to say any unnecessary words. I'll leave the rest to you. That bastard's very strong. If you don't have assurance, we'll just flee as quick as we can. Better have more chances than to lose lives." Words rang from a crack of Shen Cangsheng's mouth as he patted Mu Chen's shoulder.
Hearing that, Mu Chen gave a laugh, before nodding his head.
The whooshing sounds within the region grew louder and louder. Looking over, the entire mountain range and plains around were filled with figures. With seemingly all of the powerful groups that have participated in the Great Spiritual Academy Tournament being attracted towards this location.
With an indifferent expression on his face, Ji Xuan cleaned away the bloodstains present on his palms. Raising his head, he took a look at the figures that covered the surrounding mountain range and plains, before giving a soft clap.
"The Mu Chen Elimination Operation begins."