"Hehehe, damn human, you actually made this king waste so much energy."
Staring at the deep crater of unknown depth beneath him, Slug gasped for air while his dark eyes, like that of a ravenous wolf, flickered with a cold light.
Even though Slug looked like a middle-aged man, he was, in fact, an old man past his prime. If he was an ordinary Namekian, then at this age he wouldn't even be able to move. The reason he could still fight was thanks to his Super Namekian physique.
But fighting with Xiaya already made his body exhausted.
At this time, Slug felt that something was amiss, the inside of the crater was too quiet like an extinct volcano that had been silent for many years. Normally, there wouldn't be another possibility for Xiaya to erupt out, but Slug's intuition of an expert caused his heart to wildly thump. He looked around, having felt an energy approaching him.
"That human is definitely not dead yet!" Slug quietly pondered. He retracted his contemptuous thoughts for Xiaya and cautiously surveyed his surrounding, on guard.
Suddenly, feeling an icy airstream coming from his back, Slug reacted and bent down, dodging a tiny knife blade which gleamed with a sparkling white light. At this time, Xiaya's figure had appeared behind him.
Slug was greatly surprised, he wanted to avoid it but found that there wasn't enough time.
Swish, a strong punch pierced through the air, forming vacuum for a brief moment.
A fist smashed down.
At the critical moment, Slug stamped his foot, changing his angle at the last minute, while his body lightly jumped and dodged by less than a centimeter. A fist energy went past his face, bringing along a scorching and revolting smell.
"Humph, it's my turn!"
Xiaya sneered, he hadn't completed his attack before launching another attack.
Hualala…..Each of his punch was as heavy as a mountain, and due to its extreme speed, an exquisite luster shone at the top of his fist from its friction with the air.
Bang bang bang, the sounds of the fierce fight and the dazzling rays of light continuously lit up the sky, causing the color of the sky to change unpredictably. Because of the powerful energy, free electrons were being pulled together.
In the sky, lightning flashed and thunder rolled mixing together with an icy whirlwind. Xiaya and Slug continuously battled as countless afterimages which couldn't be seen properly sometimes would appear amidst the enormous tree branches, and sometimes in vast ink-like sky.
Then, the insane attacks led to a series of deafening explosions. The bright lights, flames, as well as the continuous explosions, were as if nuclear warheads had detonated together in a split second.
In an instant, the ground split open, lava gushed out and set the surrounding trees on fire due to the scorching temperature.
Below, Slug's subordinates who had come together with him were cowering and hiding behind a temporary shelter, scared out of their wits.
Even though the Tree of Might's fruits was almost within their reach, they didn't have any thoughts of picking them.
They looked up at the sky feeling apprehensive. Although their eyes had been unable to keep up with the fast battle long ago, they still watched without blinking, waiting expectantly for the battle to end as soon as possible.
"Frightening, as if it is the end of the world!" Someone spoke with a frightened expression on his face. This was probably the most intense fight he had ever witnessed since he followed King Slug.
In the past, he somehow could have been of some use in the battlefield, but this time he wasn't able to help.
"Quick, ah! Quickly dispose of that human, King Slug, Cooler's army is going to arrive soon!" Some aliens held their fists in front of their chest and began to pray, because if he continued to delay like this, then even if his majesty kills the human, they wouldn't be able to escape Cooler's pursuit.
"King Slug would definitely kill that human!"
"Hurry up, we should go and protect the spaceships, because if it gets damaged due to the fight, we wouldn't be able to leave the planet…"
Seeing that the spaceships in the distance had slightly tilted due to the fissures in the ground, some aliens came over and hastily shouted in a loud voice!
"Right, we should protect the spaceships."
The fight continued on for several minutes. As the number of Saiyans remaining on Planet Bahert became fewer and fewer, the area of Xiaya and Slug's fight continuously increased. Soon, the powerful energy storm began to sweep across the entire planet, causing it to fall into chaos.
Not far away from Planet Bahert, on a life planet, Xiling had finally moved over all the Saiyan warriors. Now, there was only one Saiyan left on Planet Bahert, Xiaya.
"Everyone, stay here for now. The fight on Xiaya's side should be over soon!" Xiling murmured, worry and weariness apparent on her exquisite face
As she had continuously used "Cloning Secret Skill" and "Instantaneous Transmission", to and fro between the two planets, she was extremely tired.
"Will Xiaya be able to defeat that frightening Namekian!" Myers was squatted on the ground, nibbling on a Tree of Might's fruit so as to replenish her strength.
"Let's go, we should return. Maybe we can help." Taking out a Senzu Bean to recover her physical strength, Xiling was planning to go to Planet Bahert with Myers.
"Madam Xiling, please let us come with you to help Sir Xiaya!" A Saiyan warrior requested.
As a fighting race, Saiyans would always only perish in battle when facing more powerful enemies, they would never run away from a fight due to fear, especially as experts amongst Saiyans, escaping a fight makes them feel disgraceful.
"Right, right, Miss Xiling, let us come with you!" Other Saiyans also followed and requested to fight.
Xiling raised her eyebrows, she who usually doesn't get angry, was incensed this time, and berated: "Shut up! we spent so much energy to send you here, but now you want to go back?"
"You have also seen Slug's strength, right? He is so powerful, what do you think you can do by going back there? You will only hold Xiaya back! It would be better to stay here and wait for Xiaya to come back."
Hearing what she said, they couldn't help but become depressed. Yes, wasn't it because he had to stall for time, that Sir Xiaya stayed on Planet Bahert to fight with that Namekian Slug?
They were elites of Planet Hongshan, and weren't reckless! Thinking till here they couldn't help but become silent.
Actually, how could Xiling not be worried about Xiaya? But as she had been educated by Xiaya, she knew that there are times when one has to fight and there are times when one must not fight. Facing someone as powerful as Slug, it was unwise to rashly show off. Returning to Planet Bahert will only hold Xiaya back and increase pointless casualties.
So it was best for them, who weren't powerful enough, to stay behind.
"Miss Xiling, let me come with you!" A voice sounded, and Raiga puffed out his chest and walked over to Xiling.
"My long-cherished wish is to completely destroy the Tree of Might, and now it is soon going to be fulfilled. How can I stay here and watch it again fall into an evil person's hands? So I beg you to bring me there."
Raiga said with a determined look.
After listening to him, Xiling looked at him with an awkward expression.
At this time, Bardock, on the side, who had been silent for a long time spoke: "Madam Xiling and Madam Myers, let me also come with Mr. Raiga. With our strength, we would be helpful to Sir Xiaya in finishing off those puny underlings…."
"Yeah!" Raiga agreed while looking towards Xiling.
"How about we let them come?" At this time, Myers who had finished eating two Tree of Might's fruits walked over.
Thinking for a while, Xiling nodded: "In that case, Bardock and Raiga, you can come with us, while the rest will wait here."
After speaking, Xiling glanced at everyone with a dignified expression. Then, she said to Rebecca and the others: "Mom, Aunt Lise, I will leave everything here to you."
"OK!" Rebecca nodded with a solemn expression.
Here, except for Bardock and Raiga whose battle power was close to 200,000, Rebecca, Lise, and the others would have only a been burden even if they came back with them. So, taking everything into consideration, it was better to leave them behind.
The fight was still going on.
In order to keep up with his opponent's pace, from time to time, Xiaya used the acceleration ability on himself; he also used the Reflection ability which allowed him to deflect attacks equivalent to one-third of his own strength.
However, his continuous use of the Pseudo Super Saiyan transformation heightened his fatigue due to the encumbrance it posed on his body.
It was the same for Slug. Although his Battle Power was greater than Xiaya's, the law of nature was fair to everyone. Even though turtles lived for a long time, they still dies eventually. A flying serpent could ride the mist, but it would ultimately turn to dust.
Without question, the old eventually succumbs to death. This reality couldn't be changed, no matter how unwilling the one is.
Since his body had deteriorated with age, the longer the fight went on for, the more Slug's vigor waned. Nevertheless, his strength was, after all, still greater than Xiaya's, and his battle experience was also extremely rich. These factors caused this situation to appear in which neither opponent could best the other.
After a while, the battle entered its climax.
They both had blood dripping down the corners of their lips, and their injuries compounded with each bout.
With a bang, Xiaya swung his fist at Slug's chest, but Slug quickly raised an arm to block the approaching attack, and the other to counter with a punch. Faced with the counter, Xiaya quickly brought both arms together to meet the attack, and instantly, an intense and painful force traveled up his arms, sending him crashing to the ground.
"Heh heh, die!"
Slug's voice echoed, and Xiaya looked up to see that Slug had instantly arrived before him. Slug's bloodshot eyes flashed with madness as he swung his arm wildly, and the ensuing violent force instantly raised a formidable hurricane.
At the same moment—-
With a loud shout, a huge, glaring, white energy ray shot into the sky, and Xiaya changed directions with the help of the recoil. Xiaya then quickly turned back, and with few flashing afterimages, instantly arrived above Slug.
This was Slug's first reaction before everything before him turned dark, causing his pupils to dilate, and his complexion to darken.
Suddenly, a heart-rending pain came from his arm. Slug looked down and saw that his arm had been unknowingly severed, and bright-red blood was gushing out of the wound.
"Ah! Ah!!" Slug roared with hatred, and his face contorted with pain, sprouting blue veins on his forehead. He exercised his power, and a mucus-covered arm extended out from the stump.
Regeneration — this was the unique skill of Namekians.
This ability couldn't be compared to Majin Buu's immortal body, but it was still effective in battle; however, this ability consumes a lot of vigor which was quite unbearable for the physically weak Slug.
"You, damn human! You have really angered this king!!"
Slug's shout was as if it was the grieving cry from hell. Slug glared at Xiaya with resentment, and his black eyes suddenly turned bright red. "He he!" Slug sneered, and the aura being emitted from his body suddenly, not to know why, again increased.
Slug had finally used all of his strength, without any thought to the cost. Although this burst of power would greatly shorten his life, the strength of his opponent had greatly exceeded his expectation.
He had initially believed that Battle Power greater than 30 million was sufficient to deal with the human, but he didn't think that Xiaya was even more powerful than the number 30 million displayed.
Where the hell did this human come from? Why is his strength far more powerful than the energy shown?!
Slug's pupil's flickered like a viper's as he pondered.
Hou! Hou! The dark red energy erupted, the rioting energy swirled up a tornado, and a planetary storm stirred the air—even more violently than before!
"Is this Slug's true strength?"
Feeling the pressure present everywhere in the air, Xiaya narrowed his eyes and lightly bit the tip of his tongue, as his flashing eyes stared.
The two men simultaneously attacked each other.
Huo! The initially still space-time almost seemed to collapse!
High in the sky, lightning flashed and thunder boomed, and fist shadows interweaved. Energy waves shoot out in all directions, and small pebbles were directly crushed into powder. Loud earth-shaking rumbles resounded consecutively, and in only a few seconds, Xiaya and Slug had exchanged a countless amount of blows.
However, even though it seemed that neither opponent had the advantage, Xiaya's energy was, after all, lesser than Slug's; thus, the destructive damage that Xiaya could deal had reduced, and he gradually fell into a disadvantage and numerous new wounds appeared on his body. The severe pain irritating his brain.
However, this did little to dampen his joy while fighting, and instead, it heightened his excitement!
His Saiyan's bloodline had been completely aroused!
"Ha ha ha, I am delighted!!" Xiaya roared, almost crazily. This intense battle against Slug excited him immensely like never before.
Every injury stimulated his potential, and the millions of cells within the body were all invigorated and burst with an unprecedented amount of energy.
Such an imposing manner was akin to a mad dog that wouldn't back down until it was dead, and this frightened Slug.
An extreme murderous intent welled up in Slug's cold heart. "People like him must be eradicated at once!"
At this time.
In the starry sky not far away from Planet Bahert, a brilliant ray of light streaked by, like a meteor streaking across the starry sky, and in the blink of an eye, it had disappeared.
"How long would it take to arrive at Planet Bahert?" Cooler sat atop his throne and tapped his fingers on the hard material of the armrest, making "tap tap tap" sounds.
"Five more minutes!" An alien in the pilot's cabin stood up and reported while several of its arms swiftly manipulated the buttons.
"Beep! Beep! Beep!"
As the spaceship got closer and closer to Planet Bahert, the boundless raging energy above the distant planet was detected by the energy detector above the spaceship. Along with flickering red lights, an ear-piercing alarm continuously rang, immediately breaking the silence in the spaceship.
"What's going on?" Cooler's face was icy, his scarlet eyes flashing with a chilly glow.
His subordinate quickly checked, and after a while, it said, "King Cooler, the energy detector on the spaceship has detected a strong energy response on the target planet!"
"Oh! How strong is it?"
Generally, these spaceship detectors were used to detect powerful phenomena that occur in the universe—such as supernovas, cosmic radiations, and others that occurs in outee space— and to avoid dangers. But, unexpectedly, it had detected something on the target planet, Planet Bahert.
"There are two energy responses, and both of them are… above 30 million!!"
"Hm?" Upon hearing his subordinate's report, Cooler's countenance sank, and his face darkened, as his whole body emitted an even more icy aura.
"Ha ha ha, 30 million Battle Power. That's good!"
Cooler smiled and stroked his chin: "Unexpectedly, such a powerful energy response had been detected on Planet Bahert. Tell me, is that the strength of the East Area's alien itself, or its strength after eating the fruit of the Tree of Might!"
Cooler suddenly stood up, narrowed his eyes and curled the corners of his purple lips. A frightening aura akin to an ancient beast's erupted out of his body. The aura turned into airstreams and swept throughout the spaceship.
Under this aura's oppression, everyone in the spaceship trembled with fear.
"Continue to speed up and arrive at Planet Bahert in three minutes!"
"But, Your Majesty, if we continue to accelerate, the spaceship will not be able to endure it!" The alien who was in charge of piloting the spaceship explained.
An icy voice sounded, and Cooler's bloodshot eyes flickered with a cold and stern light.
Faced with his terrifying pressure, Cooler's alien subordinates didn't dare refute his order any further; even if the spaceship was on course for destruction, they could only do as Cooler ordered! The command was quickly inputted into the control system, and regardless of the alarms generated from the spaceship's system due to the overload, they piloted the spaceship at full speed.
Because of its extreme speed, the spaceship began to violently shake, and it seemed as though it would fall apart at any time…
When they detected Cooler's army accelerate, King Cold's army, which was following far behind, still continued to follow at a leisurely pace. They didn't seem to be in any hurry.