Chapter 51 Kowtow
The Zhuge Yuanhong who could remain calm even when mountains collapsed before his eyes now had a ghastly facial expression.
“Ah!” The light of the four Chi long Azure Trenchant Sword in his hand instantly darkened, and even the speed of the sword seemed to have decreased. A dreamy, misty, and silky shadow of a sword flashed past. Zhao Danchen, who was in front of Zhuge Yuanhong at this moment, only saw the silky, misty and dreamy shadow of the sword and reacted with a slower speed.
“No!” Zhao Danchen immediately bit the tip of his tongue as he quivered.
Zhao Danchen’s entire right arm that held his sword was cut off. The dreamy shadow of the sword moved in an arc as it slashed. The slash even affected Elder Wan of Snow Hawk Hall. A large wound appeared on his chest, and fresh blood flowed out of the wound.
The six innate experts hastily backed away in fear.
Just one slash disabled Zhao Danchen and injured Elder Wan of Snow Hawk Hall! These two were both Golden Dan innate experts! Zhao Danchen was even ranked among the top ten of the «Heavenly Ranking». Among the six innate experts, there were only four Golden Dan innate experts. Within a blink of an eye, one was disabled and the other lost the power to fight, causing the remaining ones to stop charging forward in haste.
“You are all courting death!” Murderous intent could be seen in Zhuge Yuanhong’s eyes.
Gu Yong narrowed his eyes. At this moment, he just remembered…..that the person before his eyes had been called the Sword Demon in the past and was now ranked sixth on the «Heavenly Ranking». Because he hadn’t shown his power for a total of six years and had been drawing and writing every day, no one knew anything about his abilities. Now, it was obvious that Zhuge Yuanhong’s ranking on the «Heavenly Ranking» should be even higher.
Whew! Whew! Whew!
The innate experts of the other supreme sects who were hesitating earlier now rushed forward one by one and stood behind Gu Yong and the other five men. The long-browed old monk spoke, “The skill of disguise of this killer is very powerful indeed. Even I wasn’t able to tell who he was earlier. Zhuge Yuanhong, please hand killer Teng Qingshan over.”
Teng Qingshan was half-kneeling beside Lady Qing at this moment and held Lady Qing in his arms. At this moment…….Teng Qingshan didn’t care about the people in the surrounding.
“Big…Big Brother Teng…..” When Lady Qing saw Teng Qingshan, a smile appeared on her pale face. That smile broke Teng Qingshan’s heart.
At this moment, Teng Qingshan felt his heart has been slashed by knives.
Qing Qing came because of him, and it was because of him that she was involved in the cascade of arrows…..It was all because of him! When Teng Qingshan saw Qing Qing’s wounds, he knew that……Qing Qing couldn’t be healed anymore. If that arrow was pulled out, Qing Qing would definitely die.
Qing Qing could endure for a while only because the arrow was still stuck in her body.
“Qing Qing, I am sorry.” Teng Qingshan lowered his head. The guilt caused him to be in so much pain that he felt as if millions of ants were biting his heart.
“No, no need to apologize.” Lady Qing kept smiling. Her voice sounded very weak as she said, “Big Brother Teng, I have always dreamt of being your wife, but I know that Big Brother Teng’s whole heart is set on training the Martial Way and has no wish of marrying me.”
“No, I want to marry you. Really.” Teng Qingshan hastily said.
Indeed, he had already planned it all. He planned to get marry after this affair ended.
“No need to comfort me. I understand.” Lady Qing chuckled, “Father helped me propose. I knew it all…..but I don’t blame you. I am serious. It’s because I know that marriage is between two people. Actually, I have always dreamt that Big Brother Teng could hold me……Now, I feel very comfortable.”
Teng Qingshan felt so much pain in his heart that he wanted to scream furiously. He wanted to howl……
“Big Brother Teng, you must hold me tightly and not let go until I fall asleep, okay?” Lady Qing said softly.
“Yes, yes.” Teng Qingshan only nodded. His eyes were already filled with tears.
“Don’t cry,” Lady Qing said softly. She wanted to stretch her hand to help Teng Qingshan wipe his tears, but she couldn’t raise her arms. “Big..Big Brother, I can’t see clearly.”
Teng Qingshan felt his heart skip a beat when he heard that.
“Big…..” Fresh blood slipped out of the corner of Lady Qing’s mouth as soon as she opened her mouth.
“Big Brother Teng.” Lady Qing’s voice was getting increasingly weaker. “Can….can…you kiss me once? Just like how a husband kisses a wife!” The voice in the end was so weak that it was almost inaudible.
Teng Qingshan lowered his head and kissed Lady Qing’s bloody lips.
The two lips touched!
“Drip!” “Drop!” Teng Qingshan could no longer control the tears in his eyes, and his tears fell on Lady Qing’s face. The tears rolled down and left two clear tear stains. Yet, Lady Qing’s pale face showed a smile that came from the bottom of her heart. The smile was so pure and calm…….
It was as if she was asleep.
Teng Qingshan’s kiss was very long. Their lips parted after a very long time.
As Teng Qingshan stared at Lady Qing, who seemed to have fallen asleep, her voice still resounded in his ears. The words “Big Brother Teng, you must hold me tight and not let go until I fall asleep, okay?” still resonated in his ears. He could still recall the scenes vividly. The first time this pure celestial young lady appeared, many men of the Gui Yuan Sect fell in love with her, but Teng Qingshan only laughed it off and didn’t care at all.
The young lady who embroidered the cloth and pricked her finger.
The young lady who quivered coldly on the boat cruising at the grand canal at night.
The young lady who yelled “I will wait for your return” publicly.
The young lady who was so stubborn that even her father couldn’t convince her.
The young lady who referred to death as “falling asleep.”
Everything seemed to have just happened!
She was still goddess-like, still the same as the first time Teng Qingshan saw her.
It was just that this time…this goddess-like young lady had fallen asleep. With a happy smile on her face, she fell asleep.
“Qing Qing, I am not comforting you. Really….I really wanted to marry you and have children with you…..Really.” Teng Qingshan lowered his head. He then placed Qing Qing’s body down gently and wiped his own tears off. He turned fiercely and glared at Gu Shiyou, who was afar, with reddened eyes.
The word, “Fire!” caused Qing Qing to lose her life.
“Gu Shiyou…..” Teng Qingshan said to himself silently.
Teng Qingshan immediately turned and looked towards Zhuge Yuanhong, who was going against the dozen innate experts.
“Teacher! I am sorry……:” Teng Qingshan said softly. Because of him, his teacher was in a precarious situation. Because of him, Qing Qing died.
“Zhuge Yuanhong, if it was an ordinary soldier, it wouldn’t be necessary for the Gui Yuan Sect to protect him this desperately. Plus, Wu Xiu was very sure……Thus, this matter is very clear. Teng Qingshan is Qin Lang and Qin Lang is Teng Qingshan. You should hand him over. Otherwise, the consequences is not something that the Gui Yuan Sect can bear,” Ying Haojiang said coldly.
The other innate experts also stared at Zhuge Yuanhong.
Gu Yong’s facial expression was gloomy as he roared, “Zhuge Yuanhong, because of this Teng Qingshan, eight innate experts of my Qing Hu Island died! I, Gu Yong, declare today that if you continue to resist and still stubbornly want to protect that Teng Qingshan, you will be Qing Hu Island’s enemy! I swear…..I will obliterate the Gui Yuan Sect before this yearly sacrifice at all costs. As for the other innate experts here, there’s no need to help.”
“This Teng Qingshan played us in his palms, and it was him who entered the bottom level of Emperor Yu’s Palace. Hmph, of course we have to kill him to vent this anger.”
“Yes, he killed the elder of my Snow Hawk Hall. How could Snow Hawk Hall not care?” Elder Wan of Snow Hawk Hall also shouted as he applied simple first aid to his wounds.
“In the past, Mani Temple brought into existence the Demonic Monk Xiang Fanchen and caused the humiliation of Mani Temple. As for this Teng Qingshan, he is as talented as Xiang Fanchen. To prevent him for producing a great disaster like Xiang Fanchen, Mani Temple should resolve this,” the long-browed old monk said.
Everyone knew…….that Teng Qingshan had two cauldrons of the Elixir of the North Sea.
Zhuge Yuanhong gnashed his teeth and his eyes reddened. He stood there silently with the four Chi long Azure Trenchant Sword in his hand.
His heart was filled with rage.
This situation was beyond his control. Teng Qingshan being found suddenly and the pitiful death of his daughter…he didn’t even have time to see his daughter one last time. Since he was the Sovereign of the Gui Yuan Sect, and thus he needed to deal with these people before his eyes…… He knew clearly that one bad move would be a great disaster.
“This is the world! This is the chaotic world!” Zhuge Yuanhong roared furiously in his heart.
His daughter had died!
He had the urge to kill people and take revenge, but he had to endure it!
Once the battle started, the consequences…..would be the obliteration of the Gui Yuan Sect! The Gui Yuan Sect did have one Emptiness Realm Expert, but the Emptiness Realm Expert of the Gui Yuan Sect had just entered the Emptiness Realm. He wouldn’t be able to fight with the Blind Swordmaster, who was one of the topmost figures of the world.
The Blind Swordmaster had achieved success in the Emptiness Realm.
“Haha……:” A furious guffaw resounded in the night sky of the Great Yan Mountain.
The crowds looked over and saw Teng Qingshan walking forward with the standard long spear in his hand. His eyes swept past the group of innate experts as he said, “Aren’t you all fighting to kill me and control me because of the two cauldrons of the Elixir of the North Sea? Look at all you pretentious people, showing a righteous appearance. Haha…..”
Teng Qingshan, you are still acting arrogantly?” Gu Yong roared furiously. Gu Yong really wanted to torture Teng Qingshan to death, but the surrounding innate experts waiting to move gave him fear.
“Gu Yong, you are a person afraid of death. In the Heavenly Flood Palace, you were a small-hearted person that only dared to let the subordinate charge in. Don’t even speak here.” Teng Qingshan stared at him and said, “Let me tell you. I did it intentionally. I intentionally pointed out the entrance of that Bottomless Pit. Also, Elder Hu and Elder Yuwen originally had the chance to escape, but unfortunately, I watched them and yelled to disrupt their plan. They all died, and three of them died in my hands. Why? You really want to kill me? If you do, no one will know where the two cauldrons of the Elixir of the North Sea went!”
The Ying Family, Mani Temple, and the other supreme sects were all paying attention to the men of Qing Hu Island. It wasn’t beneficial to kill Teng Qingshan before finding out the location of the two cauldrons of the Elixir of the North Sea. Actually, there was no hatred between Teng Qingshan and the Mani Temple, or the other supreme sects; it was simply because of the possible profit.
Teng Qingshan couldn’t help but guffaw.
At the frontline between the armies of the Qing Hu Island and the Gui Yuan Sect, Teng Qingshan guffawed recklessly before the dozen innate experts.
“He..he is crying.”
Suddenly, someone among the Silver Dragon Soldiers whispered.
Teng Qingshan was crying indeed. He cried when he was guffawing!
“Haha….haha…….” Teng Qingshan laughed willfully. He guffawed in the midst of the millions of soldiers.
Hatred filled his heart. All of what happened…..shouldn’t have become like this.
Qing Qing shouldn’t have died!
The Black Armored Soldiers who were like his brothers shouldn’t have died!
“Qingshan.” Zhuge Yuanhong stared at his disciple. His heart ached in pain. He wanted to save Teng Qingshan, but…..was he able to make the entire Gui Yuan Sect fall into obliteration?
Teng Qingshan shouted as he turned and looked towards Zhuge Yuanhong.
“Bang!” Teng Qingshan knelt heavily on the ground and looked up at his teacher Zhuge Yuanhong as he said, “Teacher, Qingshan killed those men of Qing Hu Island, but I don’t regret it! Qingshan has not lived up to Teacher’s teachings…….Qingshan is unworthy of being your disciple.” As Teng Qingshan spoke, he did three heavy kowtows.
His forehead banged the ground heavily.
“Qingshan……” Having realized what he was doing, Zhuge Yuanhong’s facial expression changed drastically.
With this, Teng Qingshan raised his head and stood up suddenly.
“Everyone, testify for me. I, Teng Qingshan, betrayed the Gui Yuan Sect and will no longer be a part of it!” Teng Qingshan shouted loudly. His voice was like the rumble of thunder, resounding in the sky of the Great Yan Mountain. Teng Qingshan’s eyes showed a coldness that had never been seen before. “Everything that I, Teng Qingshan, have done is not related to the Gui Yuan Sect anymore!”