Chapter 717: Yue’er, Come Over
When Mu Qinghe heard Lei Laosi shout, he immediately moved backward and summoned Hong Yao back. However, it seemed to be bent on fighting the Nine-Colored Heavenly Pheasant as it refused to move from its position.
As Mu Qinghe blocked the surrounding turbulence, he knitted his brows in deep thought. Hong Yao is behaving like this because it’s worried about Chu Liuyue, or is it because… of that Nine-Colored Heavenly Pheasant? Other than the one back then, there’s nobody else that can make Hong Yao so stubborn. Does it have a grudge against the entire Nine-Colored Heavenly Pheasant clan?
Mu Qinghe didn’t dare to confirm his guss.
From this position, he could vaguely see the corner of Chu Liuyue’s clothes but nothing more. But judging from the current situation, Chu Liuyue shouldn’t be in much danger for the time being even though she’s trapped by the Nine-Colored Heavenly Pheasant.
Jiang Yucheng and Elder Qiuxi were forced to move back.
As Elder Qiuxi was standing in front and had to protect Jiang Yucheng, he was quite injured.
However, Jiang Yucheng felt very conflicted at this point. Shangguan Wan went underground again. She clearly knows that there is the terrifying black soil underneath, so why does she still want to go back?
According to Jiang Yucheng’s understanding of Shangguan Wan’s character, since she was willing to do this, it must be to achieve one of her goals.
But… What exactly is it?
Suddenly, Jiang Yucheng’s heart skipped a beat! Did… Shangguan Wan go for the people trapped underneath the rolling leaf fir?
Once this thought emerged, he couldn’t remove it.
Jiang Yucheng clenched his fists tightly and furrowed his brows. Shangguan Wan is definitely capable of doing such a thing! After all, she came here just for this! But… She actually gave up on her previous plan and chose this way instead!
Recalling the tree root that was so thick and full as if it had absorbed more than enough blood, Jiang Yucheng’s entire body turned numb. However, it was more of worry. She jumped down in front of so many people! Is she not afraid that she would be exposed? She’s really crazy!
If Shangguan Wan knew what Jiang Yucheng was thinking at this moment, she would definitely snort at him.
He wasn’t the one with the damaged Yuan meridian, and he was also not the one who completely became a good-for-nothing. Thus, he definitely couldn’t understand how she felt! Besides, she was already driven to a point of no return then, so she only had this one way out!
Even if one gave Shangguan Wan another 100 chances, she would still make the same choice.
As for whether she will be discovered… She had done even bolder things, let alone this?
As long as her methods could lead to the appropriate consequence, everything was not a problem.
“I wonder how the Third Princess is now…” said Elder Qiuxi worriedly.
Jiang Yucheng looked up at midair.
Chu Liuyue seemed to be trapped by the Nine-Colored Heavenly Pheasant, but the strange thing was that the Nine-Colored Heavenly Pheasant almost failed previously, and its aura erupted messily, to the point where it almost lost its rationality.
Under that kind of circumstances, it actually didn’t take away Chu Liuyue’s life? Besides, after Chu Liuyue went over, the Nine-Colored Heavenly Pheasant recovered its strength and was only one step away from succeeding for some reason. What… just happened?
Hong! Hong! Hong!
An even stronger wave came over!
Everyone looked up in unison—
A bright and dazzling red fire suddenly appeared at the Nine-Colored Heavenly Pheasant’s tail.
The light was like a knife that ripped through the darkness of the sky, and it was very eye-catching.
The terrifying suppression that stunned people exuded from its body.
Everyone watched on with their eyes wide open, and they were dazed. That’s… a phoenix tail!
The Nine-Colored Heavenly Pheasant actually successfully broke through and became a red-tailed phoenix!
“Red-tailed phoenix! Isn’t that the legendary red-tailed phoenix which has the closest bloodline strength to a red-gold heavenly phoenix?”
Red-gold heavenly phoenixes and great phoenix dragons were the two legendary fiends with the greatest potential. Rumors had it that there were many divisions under the red-gold heavenly phoenix, and the red-tailed phoenix was the most distinguished one out of all of them.
Actually, Nine-Colored Heavenly Pheasants weren’t considered as one of the top elites in ninth-grade fiend bloodlines. Even though the crowd predicted that it could break through and become part of the phoenix clan, nobody imagined that it would directly jump three grades and forcefully join the red-tailed phoenix series.
Even Chu Liuyue was taken aback. She had high hopes for Little Nine’s breakthrough, but she never thought that it could actually become a red-tailed phoenix.
Back then, Little Nine already had signs of breaking through before the thing happened to her. But at that point, its body’s bloodline strength wasn’t as intense as this. If not, Chu Liuyue wouldn’t have mistaken Little Nine’s identity after smelling that fragrance.
What exactly did it experience in these 2 years?
One had to know that a fiend of such level basically had their bloodlines fixed since birth. It was as hard as ascending to the heavens if one wanted to strengthen it.
Chu Liuyue could confirm that if not for the rich bloodline strength within its body, it was impossible for it to break through directly and become a red-tailed phoenix.
Countless shards of barrier flew over and turned into rays of light that entered Little Nine’s body.
It then slowly closed its eyes.
Chu Liuyue’s heart tingled as she suddenly looked up and slightly knitted her brows.
The dark clouds in the sky hadn’t dispersed.
What exactly is going on? Little Nine has already successfully broken through. Logically speaking, this cloud layer should also disperse… Suddenly, Chu Liuyue felt a ripple in her heart. It’s the black pyramid!
Chu Liuyue immediately gathered her attention.
The black seal on top suddenly cracked.
The crack was extremely small. If one didn’t look at it closely, it was impossible for it to be noticed.
But Chu Liuyue’s heart immediately hung up high! The seal on this barrier is extremely strong. Even Ancestor couldn’t open it back then, yet it actually cracked by itself?
A bright light shone through!
Chu Liuyue held her breath in and then she detected that something was flowing out from the cracks.
She took a closer look and shockingly discovered that it was a ball of mist that had a faint golden glow to it. After it floated out, that golden mist silently disappeared before Chu Liuyue could even see it clearly.
It disappeared without a trace instantly.
Chu Liuyue was stunned. W-what’s going on? I haven’t—
An immensely loud sound suddenly whirred in her mind, and Chu Liuyue hugged her head in excruciating pain.
It was as if someone was holding an axe and crazily swung it, wanting to split her head open.
“Ahh!” Chu Liuyue let out a painful gasp!
Almost at the same time, a brilliant shade of gold flashed across Little Nine’s head.
Its wings moved suddenly, and that shade of golden rapidly disappeared as it entered the red feathers!
It moved extremely fast, and everything happened too suddenly, so nobody took notice of this.
Everyone’s attention was sucked by Chu Liuyue’s scream.
Chu Liuyue held her head tightly. At that moment, countless images hurriedly flashed across her mind.
The last image froze.
It was still that cliff!
It was still that octagonal pavilion!
It was still that man wearing the black cotton robe!
Chu Liuyue’s heart suddenly jumped, and she had a vague feeling.
This time, that man showed his side profile and lowly laughed in her direction as he said lazily and elegantly, “Yue’er, come over.”