“Oh? Really?” Chu Liuyue seemed to be tempted.
“Of course! Even if I don’t have a physical body, I’m still strong. If I follow you, I can definitely be your right-hand man!” said the legendary three-eyed eagle as its cold eyes swept past Tuan Zi and Hong Yao.
Even though it didn’t say anything, its meaning was very clear—As a legendary fiend, I’m the strongest existence here!
Not only in Country Yao Chen, but even in the entire Mainland Xuan Wu, a legendary fiend was an existence that couldn’t be ignored.
Tuan Zi was furious as it bared its fangs. What kind of gaze is that? You’re just a legendary fiend. What’s so incredible about that? You don’t even have a physical body! You’re far worse than me!
Hong Yao’s eyes turned as it flew to Chu Liuyue’s shoulders as if it had no intentions of intervening in this matter. Hong Yao then brushed its feathers seriously.
After that, a bloodstained feather dropped in front of Chu Liuyue’s eyes as if unintentionally.
Hong Yao was instinctively stunned before it buried its head in Chu Liuyue’s neck wrongfully, its eyes filled with tears.
Even though Hong Yao didn’t say anything, its series of actions was silently complaining about the violent actions the legendary three-eyed eagle had committed against it before.
Chu Liuyue smiled helplessly and touched its wings. “Okay, I know you’re hurt. Look at its situation now; it’s much worse than you. It’s like you’ve taken your revenge, right?”
Hong Yao turned around and sniffed even harder.
Chu Liuyue was speechless. Why is Hong Yao even more coy than before…?
“Hong Yao, if your Master sees this…”
Hong Yao froze.
Mu Qinghe had always been cold. No matter how much it whined or acted pitiful in front of him, it would be of no use. This was also the reason why it dared to be so daring in front of Chu Liuyue.
“If you find it too boring, I can bring you back at any time.”
This sentence finally made Hong Yao realize the current situation as it stood at the side obediently.
A legendary fiend isn’t all that amazing. Previously, it was still acting strong, but now it’s still surrendering to Chu Liuyue. If it really follows Chu Liuyue in the end, it must be behind me! At that time, I’ll properly teach it a lesson about seniority! Thinking of this, Hong Yao was finally in a good mood as it waved its wings in satisfaction.
Chu Liuyue looked at the legendary three-eyed eagle. “There won’t be anyone who wouldn’t be tempted by the help of a legendary fiend…”
It was the same even for her. She currently didn’t have much power, so it would be much more convenient if such a great existence could truly help her.
The legendary three-eyed eagle’s eyes moved. “So…”
“So, I disagree.” Chu Liuyue rejected the legendary three-eyed eagle’s suggestion with a smile. “I can continue letting you stay in the Heavenly Square Cauldron and bring you out. This way, nobody will discover that you’re hidden on me, and you can escape from this place. However, I won’t extinguish the fire in the Heavenly Square Cauldron.”
“Of course, I will give you nourishment. Even though the water droplet in my dantian isn’t the Pit of Heavenly Origins, it has very rich force. If you want, I can give you a portion of it from time to time so that you can maintain your current capabilities or even become stronger. You can choose to accept or reject this now.”
Chu Liuyue wasn’t stupid.
The legendary three-eyed eagle was a legendary fiend. Even without its physical body, its remaining soul wasn’t something to be trifled with. At least, it wasn’t something that a mere stage-two warrior like her could control.
If she really let the legendary three-eyed eagle escape, she might very well be its first target!
The only thing that could contain it was the karmic fire in the Heavenly Square Cauldron. Therefore, how could she possibly agree to extinguish the karmic fire?
The legendary three-eyed eagle stared at Chu Liuyue. “Humans are indeed as cunning as before. No, you’re even worse than him!”
That person had a deep grudge against it in the beginning, so he thought of such a cruel way to torture it. Even though the eagle was indignant, it had to resign itself to its fate.
But what about Chu Liuyue? She actually wants to control and use me just because she’s the Heavenly Square Cauldron’s owner!
“You’re not even trying to help me! You just want to make use of me!”
Chu Liuyue smiled with even deeper meaning as she openly admitted it. “Yeap!”
In her previous life, she had trusted people too easily, which led to her miserable outcome. She obviously had to be more vigilant in front of a legendary three-eyed eagle—which had been trapped for thousands of years.
“So, do you agree or not? If you think this is too humiliating, it’s okay. Considering the Heavenly Square Cauldron’s power, I can give you a quick death,” said Chu Liuyue openly.
The legendary three-eyed eagle fell into deep silence and didn’t say anything for a long time.
Chu Liuyue shrugged. “Since this is so, don’t blame me-”
“I’ll agree to your request!” hollered the legendary three-eyed eagle.
Chu Liuyue smiled. “You should’ve agreed earlier! Why did you waste so much time?”
The legendary three-eyed eagle felt that it would definitely vomit blood after being angered by Chu Liuyue if its physical body was still around.
Chu Liuyue closed her eyes and gathered her focus.
The quietly floating water droplet suddenly landed in the speck of black karmic fire inside the Heavenly Square Cauldron.
“Ah!” The legendary three-eyed eagle let out a devastating shriek. “What are you doing?”
Chu Liuyue smiled slightly. As she checked the last speck of karmic fire, she said, “You yourself previously said that you’ve lived with the Heavenly Square Cauldron for years. I was thinking that the karmic fire should have your strength, right? I should check it properly. If not, I won’t even know why I died.”
Something seemed to be burning within the black karmic fire, letting out a strange ‘zz’ sound. It was coupled with the legendary three-eyed eagle’s painful moans.
Chu Liuyue turned a deaf ear to it.
Very quickly, the karmic fire—which was initially pure black—gradually changed color!
Chu Liuyue’s gaze focused. As expected! This karmic fire indeed has too much of the legendary three-eyed eagle’s strength!
The eagle previously acted like a victim and begged Chu Liuyue to extinguish the fire as it wanted to provoke Chu Liuyue into leaving the fire behind. This was the most convenient outcome for it. However, it didn’t expect Chu Liuyue to have long seen through its plan.
Gradually, its shrills weakened.
The black color of the karmic fire also subsided.
After the last bit of impurity had been removed, the last speck of karmic fire became thoroughly transparent, and it merged with the transparent Heavenly Square Cauldron.
Only the faintly glowing 卍 symbol could be seen clearly.
The legendary three-eyed eagle’s translucent soul also fainted as it was too weak.
Chu Liuyue opened her eyes and looked at her palm—a faint 卍 symbol appeared.
She then looked at her surroundings; it was empty.
A gigantic stone suddenly dropped down from above!
Chu Liuyue was frightened by this. Jiuyou Tower is actually going to collapse!