Published at 20th of November 2020 10:51:32 AM
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Returning to Mountain Lord’s chamber, the guard begged for his life, “Lord, Young miss, spare me . Young-, no, Yang Ming that bastard forced me…”
Lei Yuting was clueless as Zhuo Fan waved, “Stand aside . ”
The guard curled up in a corner .
Then Zhuo Fan walked to the old man’s bed . Zhuo Fan smiled at the naked killing intent in the old man’s eyes, “I can heal you, but you have to listen to me afterwards . ”
Lei Yuting was moved, “You can heal godfather?”
Zhuo Fan only stared at the old man in the eye .
The old man hesitated but Zhuo Fan dispelled it with a smile, “Relax, I won’t do anything that might jeopardize your clan . I am Zhuo Fan, Luo clan’s steward . We have a common enemy and I am missing a Bone Tempering expert that I hope you can fill in for . ”
His words worked to intensify the glare in the old man’s eyes .
Zhuo Fan grinned, knowing he agreed, with a wave of his finger the Blood Infant left the guard and floated in front of Zhuo Fan .
At the sight of the bloody light, the guard shivered . This was the one behind his partner’s gruesome death .
Lei Yuting was shocked, having also suffered at the hands of this light, “Zhuo Fan, what are you trying to do?”
“Heal him . ” Zhuo Fan flitted his eyes over her .
“Can… this thing heal?” Lei Yuting was doubtful, having seen Zhuo Fan using it to attack and humiliate her before .
[What if this thing worsens godfather’s illness?]
Zhuo Fan sneered, “Young miss, your godfather agreed already . I have no reason to hurt him . ”
“Then what is that thing?” Lei Yuting watched the old man with worry .
Zhuo Fan explained coldly, “Us, demonic cultivators, refine demonic creatures . Be it for attacking or defending, these creatures are essential . Do you know why Yang Ming snapped when I said the old man had a foreign object inside?”
Lei Yuting shook her head, “Didn’t you say it was a blind guess?”
Zhuo Fan almost spat blood, “Now I know why he fooled you . You’re a blockhead . Did you also believe me when I was fooling him? I see now why he left so at ease, even while you are alive . ”
Lei Yuting blushed and lowered her head .
Godfather always told her she had a talent for cultivation, a genius . But Zhuo Fan was the first to call her blockhead .
“The reason why he flipped was because my words hit him where it hurts . ” Zhuo Fan spoke gravely, “As for why the old man is immobilized, it’s because of a demonic creature! I will now use mine to expel the one inside him . ”
Even so, Lei Yuting was still worried, “Your demonic creature can expel his?”
Zhuo Fan laughed as he heard the biggest joke in his life .
Based on his early diagnosis, Yang Ming’s demonic creature was refined from a parasitic worm, the lowest among demonic creatures . But his was the Blood Infant, feared by even the ten Emperors of old . How could they ever be equal?
[Sigh, ignorance is terrifying!]
Zhuo Fan no longer wasted words on Lei Yuting and waved his finger so that the Blood Infant entered the old man .
A flash of red passed and the old man’s skin crawled . As it started to wiggle, a light flashed over that spot .
Wherever the light went, the wiggling stopped .
After a few dozen breaths, the Blood Infant returned to Zhuo Fan’s body while the old man began to move his finger . His lips parted to let a faint whisper, “Ting’er…”
Lei Yuting grabbed his hand as tears fell . But Zhuo Fan frowned and muttered, “Damn it . This old man won’t move anytime soon, his blood vessels atrophied . He needs at least half a year to recover; I helped him for nothing . ”
Even with his low voice, Lei Yuting picked up his every word .
Lei Yuting glared at him, “Make no mistake, my godfather owes you and I will do everything to repay it . You won’t lose out . ”
He shrugged . He wanted a Bone Tempering expert, not a run of the mill cultivator stuck at the cusp of entering Bone Tempering Stage that he could easily deal with .
It was at this time the old man’s body trembled and an inch-long snow-white worm crawled out of his mouth .
Lei Yuting shrieked . But when she saw the worm, her anger got the best of her .
“So you’re the cause of my godfather’s illness!” Lei Yuting poured all her power into the lightning between her two fingers and stabbed at the worm .
Zhuo Fan grabbed her hand . Lei Yuting saw his eyes flash with an odd light .
“What are you doing? We need to kill this parasite!”
“You know nothing!”
Zhuo Fan looked for a box to put the worm carefully . Before closing the lid, he dropped a few drops of blood essence and smiled with satisfaction as he hid it in his chest .
Never did he expect to earn so much on this trip .
This creature was called Frigid Pool Snow Worm, one that lived in the coldest waters and was very rare . It was a parasite that would die if the larva didn’t find a host in two hours after hatching .
But the cold pool it lived in hardly had any living beings and most of the worms would die soon after being born .
A demonic cultivator would raise it into an inferior demonic creature since most poisonous worms or insects could be turned into parasites . This was why many demonic cultivators considered the Frigid Pool Snow Worm a mere parasite, albeit a rarer one .
Yet even in the Sacred Domain, one would be hard-pressed to find someone who knew of Frigid Pool Snow Worm’s fatal flaw . It would only leave its host when it was on the brink of death .
Just now, the Blood Infant used the Demon Transformation Art to kill its larva and make it believe its life was threatened so it would come out willingly . Another way was to kill the old man .
By destroying all its larva, the worm had now become a common parasite .
However, a treasure such as this could be refined into an unprecedented demonic creature in Zhuo Fan’s hands .
He started to let out an evil smile . His grin only made the other three’s hearts shudder, thinking Zhuo Fan was worse than Yang Ming .
“Carry him, we’re returning to Windgaze City . ”
Zhuo Fan then turned to the remaining guard with a kind smile, “Thank you for opening the door for us . ”
With a strained nod, the guard squeezed a smile .
Then a steel grip lifted him by the throat, “But now, you’re expendable . ”
Lei Yuting was late in stopping him . Black energy burrowed into the guard and he soon blew up in a cloud of dust .
She froze seeing Zhuo Fan kill a man for the first time .
He was so ruthless, he didn’t even leave a corpse . Lei Yuting recalled how she spent the last few days next to such a murderer and fear swelled inside her .
Even the old man’s eyes squinted . He was a seasoned cultivator yet also felt his courage falter from Zhuo Fan’s act .
Lei Yuting looked at her godfather with a heavy heart, unsure if joining Zhuo Fan was a good choice . But one thing was certain, she should never ever make an enemy out of him!
Sighing, she resigned in carrying her godfather behind Zhuo Fan .
Bodies were strewn everywhere they looked around the camp . Each man had a peaceful death, but it was this calm expression that struck the greatest fear in the two’s hearts .
The mountain camp had around four hundred men, yet they all died without a sound, including those who weren’t corrupted by Yang Ming .
The old man had tears streaming down his cheeks when he recalled drinking with his brothers .
But far from hating Zhuo Fan, he was more grateful . He was the lord of Blackwind Mountain and knew decisiveness was needed here . Once word got out about his rescue, not only the ones here but also the ones living in Windgaze City would find themselves dead .
If Zhuo Fan didn’t do it, the old man would’ve asked him to .
He was grateful that Zhuo Fan spared him from giving out the kill order .
“Steward… Zhuo, thank… you . ” His strained words shocked Lei Yuting, while Zhuo Fan understood .
The old man was both in admiration and fearful as he watched the bodies .
“You… did a great deed…”