"Distinguished Daoist, you're more or less a Daoist Senior, and how could you attack a child with such a powerful attack? Don't you think that this was disgraceful?" asked Xiao Changfeng in a calm face.
The cyan-robed elder was shocked. He didn't expect a martial artist in this Human World who was able to save someone from his attack and dared to speak to him calmly. It seemed that this man could not be underestimated.
Thinking of this, his abdomen suddenly ached. The woman in white sneak-attacked him, and the sword directly pierced through his abdomen. He almost fell from the sky.
Thanks to his extraordinary cultivation, he immediately responded and punched out two fire dragons that hit the woman's abdomen.
"Puff!" The woman in white could not dodge the dragons and spurted out a mouthful of blood, almost falling from the sky just like the elder.
At this moment, many Xiao Family disciples cried out. It seemed that the woman broke out from the formation after hearing Xiao Chen's tips.
The Sea of Qi in the cyan-robed elder's elixir field was damaged, so he knew that he could not stay here anymore and immediately escaped in form of a row of sword radiance.
The woman tottered on the sword and fell toward the Rainbow Pavilion. "Poom!" With flying dust and soil, she hit the ground. The disciples were stared agape at this. Nobody had expected that even an Immortal could be injured and fell from the sky. Nobody dared to go near her.
Xiao Chen immediately rushed to the place where the woman fell and saw her face sometimes turned white and sometimes turned red. He then said, "If I'm right, you are hit by the Fire Cloud True Qi. Please don't run any cultivation method now!"
The woman raised her head with a flicker of doubt on her face. Xiao Chen said, "Lead the True Qi from the Spirit Storehouse Acupuncture Point to the Spirit Ruin Acupuncture Point and then to the Spirit Seal Acupuncture Point. In the end, export the True Qi through the Hidden Gate Acupuncture Point. Please don't rush."
The woman hesitated upon hearing this, but then sat cross-legged to run her True Qi. After a short while, a figure flashed here. It was a youth in his 20s. He was Xiao Yuan, the First Young Master of the Xiao Family and also Xiao Chen's cousin. In the martial arts test when he was 16, his strength reached Fourfold and broke the hundred-year-record of Xiao Family.
"Fairy, I'm Xiao Yuan. You're seriously injured, and there are many good medicines in Xiao Family. Do you need some..."
Xiao Chen frowned and said, "Don't disturb her!"
Xiao Yuan was pissed off. "Since when could you, such a loser, talk to me like this?" But regarding the presence of this beautiful woman, he could not lose his temper here. He continued, "Fairy, you're seriously injured. If you don't take medical care in time..."
The woman in white said coldly, "Let him be quiet!"
Xiao Chen glared at him and said, "Did you hear that? Shut up!"
"You!" Xiao Yuan was angry and about to push Xiao Chen away. But he dared not to move when he felt the cold light in the woman's eyes.
A few moments later, the woman took a deep breath and looked much better. Xiao Chen was glad to see this because it seemed that she was fine at the moment. He said, "I've got a question..." He wanted to ask why he couldn't feel the Spiritual Qi from heaven and earth and cultivate like her.
"Many thanks." The woman glanced at him and then stood on her feet, looking over at a place in the south-east where was covered by dark clouds. It was the Ancient Tomb of the Xiao Family located in the back of the mountain, and it was extremely bleak there all year round.
"I'll stay here to heal myself, and I don't want anyone to disturb me during this period." After saying so, she rode on a sword radiance and flew to the tomb.
Looking over at the Ancient Tomb, Xiao Chen sighed, "Thank god! She didn't fly away directly."
Xiao Yuan's eyes were cold as he clenched his fist and made his knuckles crackle. Xiao Chen shot him a cold glance, saying, "What are you glaring me for? She told you to shut up." After saying so, Xiao Chen walked toward the Rainbow Pavilion as if nothing had happened.
While looking at Xiao Chen's back, Xiao Yuan's eyes became more and more resentful. "If it weren't for this bastard standing in my front, how couldn't that fairy look at me? Xiao Chen, I will definitely let you be expelled from Xiao Family..."
The Ancient Tomb in the back of the mountain was the top forbidden place in Xiao Family. No disciple was allowed to enter. Those who disobeyed the order would be punished to face the wall for 10 years or be derived from his martial arts. The guards stood 300 meters away from the tomb since the woman in white was healing in there.
Three days later, Xiao Chen appeared at the entrance of the tomb and slipped in. He had been trying many ways to sneak to the tomb without being found out by the guards. Although he knew the serious consequences of doing this, he could never let this chance, which he fought for effortfully, went away.
He saw rows of tombstones were neatly arranged, stretching far. The further he proceeded, the colder he felt. He had not practiced martial arts, so he was already shivering without Internal Strength to block the coldness.
He did not know for how long he had walked when he heard a faint voice from a cave, "We haven't met before. Why did you risk your life to help me?"
Xiao Chen was overjoyed and immediately went to the cave. He then saw her sat cross-legged, cultivating. Her complexion looked much better than that of three days ago. Seeing a dozen bottles in different colors lying aside her, he walked there, took the lid off, and placed the bottle close to his nose to smell one after another.
"Don't you know that it's impolite to ignore others or touch others' belongings?" The woman frowned and said.
Xiao Chen raised his head, frowned and asked, "Did you make all these elixirs?"
The woman shook her head and pointed to a white jade bottle, saying, "Only this one. I looted the other elixirs from the disciples of the sect that old Daoist Tianyun belonged to."
"No wonder. You took the wrong medicine. Some of these will only aggravate your injuries."
"Okay." The woman said in a slight voice.
Xiao Chen felt a little speechless. After a short silence, he asked, "Miss, how should I call..." The woman almost asked simultaneously, "What are you?"
Xiao Chen smiled bitterly and said, "Some of them call me Loser Chen, while some others call me Undead Chen. But my name is Xiao Chen."
In his previous life, Ling Yin also named him Xiao Chen. Back then when he was abandoned at the foot of Mystic Cyan Mountain, Ling Yin picked him up and raised him.
"My name is Mu Chengxue. Tell me, what were you asking me before?"
Xiao Chen took a deep breath and spoke the words he had repeated in his mind for countless times. "Many years ago, maybe seven or eight thousands of years, the Immortals and Devils were in constant fights. Those Immortal Kings and Devil Lords who claimed that they were undead and undestroyable, where did they go eventually? Were they dead?"
After a long silence, Mu Chengxue shook her head and said, "You're not the only one, we all want to know the answer to this question. But that was in the previous era of Cultivators, and that era had gone a long time ago. There was no record left. The most abstruse and mysterious cultivation methods of that era were all lost. Many people wanted to obtain those ancient cultivation methods, but nobody has found one in thousands of years."
"Did you just said that it was the previous era, and that era has ended..."
Xiao Chen weakly sat on the ground. He had always assumed that only time passed, and he could still meet his master someday. It had never occurred to him that the era had ended...
The word "ended" meant that everybody died, even the Immortals and Devils. Was it really because his Soul was kept in the Samsara Jade that he survived the calamity?
He kept shaking his head. "No! It's impossible! Master had already cultivated an Immortal Body. Master was so powerful. It's impossible for him to die! She must have survived!"