“Then why are you running?” If he was going to save her, why was he running?
“What else can I do? Fight that whole group? They outnumber me! And I can’t use my alchemy or I’d reveal my identity,” said Ye Lang .
“You’re right…” Coldblood Five muttered .
“Go after him! What are you standing here for? He’s going to get help!” roared Li Xiande . He felt like there was no need for him to catch Ye Lang personally for he was not worth his time .
Ye Lang looked like he was merely running, a few men should be enough to get him . However, they were wrong . Yes, all Ye Lang was doing was running, but he wasn’t slow . In the blink of an eye, Ye Lang had disappeared among the trees, leaving them confused .
“Was he born in the year of the rabbit or something? Fuck, he’s fast!”
“He’s a fox, I don’t think they’re a slow race . ”
“ . . . ”
The people present explained away his abnormal speed with the fact that he had fox blood in him . It was probably one of the fox tribe’s special powers?
“Catch him and bring him to me!” roared Li Xiande . He’d forgotten about the golden rule: do not enter the dense forest in the deep of night .
Once the people entered the forest, one by one, he heard shrieks of agony . It was obvious something had happened to them .
First, Ye Lang was firing arrows in the dark . Second, safe among the shadows, Coldblood Five could utilise her assassination skills enough to kill multiple people at once .
“What is going on?” Fear crept unto Li Xiande’s face . There was more than one shout and they were obviously not from Ye Lang, for that was only one person .
“Not bad, he knows how to use his surroundings to his advantage . He’s smart . ”
Li Yue’s expression changed again . She’d initially thought Ye Lang was escaping but looks like he was just utilising the forest .
Her impression of him went up a few ranks .
“Use Ocean of Fire!” commanded Li Xiande . He was smart now, not sending more men into the forest but instead would force Ye Lang out using magic .
“Yes, sir!” The magician gathered his magical energy, about to attack when…
There was a whistle .
An arrow flying at the speed of lightning shot at them, and before anyone could react, it pierced through the magician’s throat .
The spell stopped abruptly .
His archery skills are… terrifying… If that was me, could I have reacted in time?
Before they could gawk at such a terrifying shot, there was a looming threat they had to deal with first . At that moment, a violent spell had been brewing, its magical essence still present in the air . . .
The magical energy the magician had gathered was about to explode . The sudden death of the magician meant no one was keeping the magical essence under control, and often that meant explosions would follow .
And usually, they were violent explosions .
“Hide!” shouted Li Xiande, escaping on his own . He did not care for Li Yue, who was on the ground, nor did he care for his men .
The sound of the explosion shook the skies, the magician’s body exploded in pieces . However, there was no blood or messy pieces because the magical energy was enough to disintegrate everything .
There were shrieks of pain, a few of them could not run in time while the rest were injured .
“Mr Fox, not bad…” cursed Li Xiande through clenched teeth, no longer able to contain his fury any longer . If Ye Lang appeared right now, he’d tear Ye Lang into pieces with his bare hands .
Li Yue, on the other hand, laughed . She was very impressed, surprised at his performance .
Right now, she was no longer worried about his safety . From that one arrow, she understood that not only was he amazing at archery, but he was also very good at timing too .
That one arrow wasn’t just to kill the magician, he’d fired it right when the magical energy was at its peak . With such perfect timing, the spell would explode upon the magician’s death .
If he’d killed the magician right at the beginning, the magical energy would merely dissipate and nothing would happen . On the other hand, if the spell had already been cast, the spell would also dissolve if the magician died .
What just happened had to be at the perfect moment just before the spell was cast . This was the perfect moment where the spell would explode like a bomb .
At the same time, other than witnessing Ye Lang’s intelligence, this moment also exposed Li Xiande’s weaknesses .
Li Xiande hadn’t brought many men with him . He’d already lost a few to the forest, then to the explosion . Now, there were five or six left who were still strong enough to fight .
However, these were his best fighters too, the most difficult to deal with .
“Of course I’m not bad . Ah, you were baiting me to talk,” said Ye Lang, who was still hidden in the forest- though he immediately realised Li Xiande’s objective .
He had to know where Ye Lang was to be prepared against arrows and attack more accurately .
“Exactly . ” Li Xiande released a huge wave of douqi, flattening all the trees where Ye Lang supposedly was . And at this moment, all his men also focused their attention at that point .
They didn’t see Ye Lang though . Looks like he escaped .
That was too close, thought Ye Lang, warning himself not to make a sound again . They’d find him if they could hear him .
Wait… I could…
Ye Lang had an idea . He raised an eyebrow .
Ye Lang shot an arrow into the forest . Yep, towards the forest and not towards the people at the campsite . And after firing the arrow, he ran in the opposite direction .
An arrow flew at high speed near Li Xiande and his men . However, it did not hit anyone for he’d blocked it .
Although it hadn’t appeared in his field of vision, and it was almost as fast as the previous shot, it was still near enough for them to notice it .
And at this moment, their attention was fully in the arc around where the arrow came from . This was instinct . If the arrow came from this direction, that meant Ye Lang was there when he was shooting the arrow .
The campsite wasn’t small but it was normal for them to not think the threat would come from behind . No one could run that fast .
And that was why their defences from behind were weakened .
One man flew frontwards . He wasn’t running, it was just that the arrow that pierced through his back was so powerful it brought him with it .
How was this possible? He was supposed to be THERE, was there another person involved?