Chapter 706: Agitation!
Chu Liuyue’s entire body stiffened, and only her heart was beating wildly, almost jumping out of her mouth.
Her entire mind was blank! I was forced to a place of no return at the start, so I decided to burn myself to commit suicide. But before that, I purposely let the Nine-Colored Heavenly Pheasant go. Normally speaking, the fiends in an agreement with the owner will definitely meet with their demise when the latter dies.
At that time, Chu Liuyue forcefully dissolved the agreement between them, hoping that her choice would not affect it. However, the situation was very urgent, and even Chu Liuyue herself didn’t know what exactly happened in the end.
She had previously indirectly asked around, and the news she got was that the Nine-Colored Heavenly Pheasant was already dead! Even though Chu Liuyue was devastated, she gradually accepted it and buried it at the bottom of her heart.
Originally, she thought that this incident would pass like this forever and that nobody would recall that there was once a Nine-Colored Heavenly Pheasant that accompanied her for many years in this world.
But now… The half a wing that suddenly appeared stunned Chu Liuyue.
A very ridiculous thought popped up in her mind. Perhaps, maybe, probably… The Nine-Colored Heavenly Pheasant from back then is actually still alive?!
Chu Liuyue didn’t even blink as she stared straight at that rainbow barrier. Yes, this barrier is also rainbow! Upon closer inspection, isn’t this the exact same color as the Nine-Colored Heavenly Pheasant?!
Chu Liuyue clenched her hands even more tightly in her sleeves, and her heart seemed to be hanging up high.
Her chest was empty, but it felt like something was crazily pressing against it. It was so uncomfortable that she couldn’t speak.
If the ninth-grade fiend inside is really… But—what if it’s not? Chu Liuyue’s knuckles turned white, and fear started appearing after intense waves of hope and desire.
Even though Nine-Colored Heavenly Pheasants are rare, there isn’t only that one in the world. The two thoughts kept killing each other in Chu Liuyue’s mind.
One was thinking: What if it is? Perhaps the heavens really took pity on me and returned my fiend to me.
The other was thinking: How can there be such a coincidental thing in the world? If it’s not, won’t I be happy for nothing?
Sometimes, giving one hope and then disappointing them was even more unbearable than never giving them hope.
Chu Liuyue’s eyes turned dry, and something seemed to be stuck in her throat as her limbs became icy cold. I have already lost too much, and I don’t want to suffer such pain again.
Mu Hongyu saw that Chu Liuyue’s expression wasn’t right and felt worried in her heart. “Liuyue… What’s the matter with you?”
She had never seen Chu Liuyue reveal such an expression. It was as though the latter expected something and also as if she feared something. Is she looking at the fiend inside the rainbow barrier? But… Didn’t she only see half its wing?
Chu Liuyue lightly shook her head. “I’m fine.”
How does she look like she’s fine? Mu Hongyu pressed her lips against each other. Seeing that Chu Liuyue didn’t seem to want to say more and that all her attention was on the fiend that was about to break through, she could only swallow her remaining words. Forget it. I’ll ask her exactly what’s going on later.
Suddenly, from the corner of Mu Hongyu’s eyes, she unintentionally saw a rainbow light flash across Tuan Zi’s body when it stayed squatting on Chu Liuyue’s shoulders.
It disappeared instantly.
Mu Hongyu blinked and took another look carefully, but she realized that the light had disappeared.
Tuan Zi was still the original Tuan Zi, and its fur was still red. It didn’t look like it had changed.
Perhaps I saw wrongly… Mu Hongyu rubbed her eyes. I’ve been staring at this colorful barrier for too long, and it seems like I’m hallucinating.
Tuan Zi silently leaned in toward Chu Liuyue’s neck.
Chu Liuyue didn’t turn around as she instinctively patted its back. If she turned around to take a look, she would see that Tuan Zi was closing its eyes.
A faint ray of light was shining past its glabella, but Chu Liuyue didn’t see any of this.
She only looked up.
Within the thick layer of tumbling dark clouds, the sixth bolt of lightning had already gathered.
Now, she was even more anxious than anyone else. She wanted the rest of the lightning to come down together.
As long as all the rays of light disappeared from the rainbow barrier, making it become transparent, she could see what was happening within.
She would also know… if the fiend that was breaking through inside was the one that she guessed.
The waiting time seemed especially torturous.
Chu Liuyue silently calculated in her heart.
The sixth bolt of lightning suddenly struck!
Hong! Hong! Hong!
The strength of every lightning bolt was greater than the previous one. When the sixth bolt of lightning landed, it directly tore through the sky.
Behind it, the strictly black space cracked open in midair as it quickly landed.
The violent energy’s side-effects spread in all directions and leveled everything in the surroundings—the trees within miles were all flipped over.
Even Lei Laosi—who was stationed at the front—was so shocked that he retreated three steps. He silently cursed, and his hammer slammed against the ground harshly.
A barrier instantly appeared in front of him.
He then turned around and crudely yelled at Chu Liuyue and the rest, “Why are you still in a daze? Hurry up and back away!”
Do you have a death wish by standing so close? I need to stay here and guard this, but why are all of them joining in?
An invisible wave came rushing straight for Chu Liuyue!
Qiang Wanzhou’s expression turned slightly cold, and he immediately went forward.
Peacock-blue fire flashed across.
Both forces slammed against each other ferociously.
Mu Hongyu immediately pulled Chu Liuyue’s arm and wanted to bring the latter to retreat. “Liuyue, let’s go!”
This position is way too dangerous!
But Chu Liuyue suddenly grabbed her friend’s hands before she slowly removed them with determination. “You guys can go back first.”
“What?!” Mu Hongyu was astonished. What does that mean?
“You don’t want to retreat with us—you still want to stay here?!”
Chu Liuyue stared straight at the rainbow barrier in front fixedly.
The surrounding lights glistened, and it was so glaring that one couldn’t even open their eyes. However, she could still clearly see the rainbow colors in the middle of the barrier rapidly fading away.
She could already see the branches of that very thick rolling leaf fir. As long as… As long as it goes up a bit more…
“Liuyue!” Mu Hongyu urged her friend again and grabbed her hands.
Ye Ranran also advised, “Liuyue, the later lightning bolts will only become stronger! We should move back and leave some distance first!”
No matter what Chu Liuyue wants to do, she needs to protect her life first, right?
Chu Liuyue looked at Qiang Wanzhou in front and softly and rapidly commanded, “Little Zhou, bring the two of them back first!”
Qiang Wanzhou turned around, and his intricate brows were filled with shock. But looking at Chu Liuyue’s determined expression, he pressed his lips against each other and lightly nodded. Since it’s her command, then I naturally must obey it unconditionally.
Qiang Wanzhou rapidly moved and pulled both Mu Hongyu and Ye Ranran back.
The two of them weren’t Qiang Wanzhou’s match at all as they were simply brought away.
The seventh bolt of lightning harshly struck down!
Chu Liuyue clenched her fists tightly and took a step forward.