Two tokens fell out from the two corpses, these were the identity tokens of the inner disciples. At this moment, the bright red numbers on them caught Zi Chen’s attention.
“These are contribution points?” He picked up the tokens. Zi Chen’s eyes suddenly lit up, as if he had discovered a new world.
On Cao Kai’s token, there was a number ‘3’, which indicated three contribution points, and on Yi Ping’s token, there was a number ‘4’.
Zi Chen was very excited, his zhen qi surged into his finger. He took out his token, and with his finger he stroked their tokens. Their contribution points moved to his own token, and changed to a number ‘7’.
Seven contribution points.
“This… I’m rich.” Zi Chen’s eyes brightened. It seems like he had found a shortcut to gaining contribution points.
Lin Mi didn’t die, Zi Chen didn’t kill him, but let him return to send a message.
He stumbled along with fear. Lin Mi finally returned to the Ling Wu sect.
Wang Meng had been waiting here. He saw that Lin Mi returned alone, moreover, he seemed to be scared shitless. His face suddenly changed, and he had a bad feeling in his heart.
“What’s the matter? Where are they?” Wang Meng asked coldly.
“Dead, they’re both dead.” Lin Mi, as if turned into an idiot, he spoke dazedly. Apparently, he was frightened.
“Dead? Fuck! What happened?” Wang Meng’s eyes had a trace of coldness.
Lin Mi hummed and stammered, he couldn’t say a single word for a while. Wang Meng was furious. He dragged the terrified Lin Mi, and walked towards the inner sect.
Inside the inner sect, at Wang Xiong’s residence.
At this moment, besides Wang Meng and Wang Xiong, there were four inner sect disciples here, and were looking at Lin Mi coldly.
“Speak! What happened? What happened to Cao Kai and Yi Ping? Otherwise, die!” Wang Xiong’s eyes flashed with killing intent.
Wang Xiong’s eyes were very similar to Zi Chen’s eyes before, which caused Lin Mi to shiver. He instantly became sober.
“Speak.” Wang Xiong said coldly.
“It was Zi Chen. Zi Chen killed them with despicable means.” Lin Mi lowered his head. A hint of despair could be seen in his eyes.
“We were discovered by Zi Chen, and then he sneak attacked the two senior brothers that were talking. Senior brother Cao Kai was severely wounded, and senior brother Yi Ping suffered some minor injuries. Zi Chen then used the martial technique fusion, both sides battled for a long time, and finally……finally, both senior brothers……” Because he was terrified, Lin Mi’s voice trembled.
“Because the two senior brothers were fighting with Zi Chen, I was able to escape. I also hope that senior brother Wang Xiong can kill Zi Chen, and take revenge for them. Ah!” Lin Mi’s legs went limp, and he fell on the ground.
“Where is Zi Chen now?” Wang Xiong asked again.
“At the outer region of the Solitary Forest, near a conspicuous mound……” Lin Mi clearly said Zi Chen’s exact location.
“Good, very good. Lin Mi you have done well, go back and rest. Wang Meng you accompany him.” Wang Xiong said indifferently, but his eyes actually flashed with killing intent.
Wang Meng nodded and kicked Lin Mi: “Let’s go, I will accompany you.”
“No need Elder brother Meng, I can go back on my own.” Lin Mi’s body quivered.
“Cut the crap, let’s go.” Wang Meng pulled Lin Mi and left.
Lin Mi didn’t beg for mercy, because he had already expected this scene. In his dim grey eyes, a trace of madness and hatred could be seen.
“Since you are heartless, then don’t blame me either. You want to kill me?! Then you will also be buried with me.” When he saw the killing intent in Wang Xiong’s eyes, Lin Mi already suspected that Wang Meng was going to kill him. The just sobered him actually thought of a treacherous plan.
Therefore he lied.
He was going to die anyway, why not let these people that killed him be buried along with him. Lin Mi believed that Zi Chen had the strength to kill them.
Lin Mi was taken to the outer sect. Wang Meng imagined that Lin Mi would scream loudly, and would beg for mercy unceasingly whilst crying. However, the opposite party was actually very calm, this slightly surprised Wang Meng.
They left the outer sect, and arrived in the jungle.
“Here is good enough.” Lin Mi said calmly.
“Oh?! You know what I want to do?” Wang Meng looked at Lin Mi, and a slight hint of surprise could be seen within his eyes.
“Elder brother Meng wants to kill me.” Lin Mi appeared very calm, there was even a smile on his face.
“You’re not afraid of death?” Wang Meng was puzzled.
“I am afraid.”
“Then why are you still smiling?”
“Yes, because I believed that elder brother Meng will soon join me.” Lin Mi said calmly.
“You’re courting death!” There was killing intent in Wang Meng’s eyes. His finger shot out, and a white light ray appeared. It instantly pierced into Lin Mi’s chest.
Facing Wang Meng, who was at the sixth Zhen Qi layer, Lin Mi didn’t have the strength to resist, he also didn’t have the intent to resist. At the time of his death, a smile was still seen on his face, his smiling face was slightly creepy. His eyes were looking at Wang Meng with tranquility, Making him feel a creepy feeling.
Wang Meng was perplexed, when he came back, he discovered that his elder brother had left. Moreover, he brought the four senior brothers who were closest with him.
“There should be no accident, elder brother is at the peak of eighth Zhen Qi layer. Amongst the other four people, two were at the seventh Zhen Qi layer, and two had just broken through to the eighth Zhen Qi layer. So their overall strength is very strong.” Wang Meng muttered, then returned to his own residence, awaiting the news quietly.
After Lin Mi left, Zi Chen had dealt with the two corpses. He sat cross-legged on the hill once again. In front of him was the drifting lake water, it was clear enough to see the bottom, the fishes were swimming in the water.
Zi Chen’s heart calmed down quickly, then he started to refine a Zhen Qi Pill.
The Heavenly Thunder Body Tempering Technique was revolving, the heaven and earth spirit qi all around, as well as the energy from the plants and trees, gathered towards Zi Chen. While he was refining the Zhen Qi Pill, Zi Chen was also absorbing the heaven and earth spirit qi.
The same scene happened again, the heart had absorbed all energies, and trembled for a bit. After that, the heart sent out an even purer energy, this energy passed through the blood, meridians, and entered every corner of Zi Chen’s body.
His body was transforming, the late stage of sixth Zhen Qi layer was also having some changes.
Two Zhen Qi Pills were consumed in a short amount of time, and Zi Chen’s strength arrived at the peak of sixth Zhen Qi layer. His physique had also arrived at the peak of rank seven.
Zi Chen got up and jumped into the lake, and began punching unceasingly. Under the resistance of the lake water, Zi Chen’s physical strength depleted quickly. Half an hour later, Zi Chen consumed all his strength, and he was exhausted.
He was trying to find his limits, and looking for the feeling of when one reaches their limit.
When he used up the last bit of strength in his body, Zi Chen resisted the weakness, and sent out a punch. In an instant, Zi Chen’s heart started to tremble again, then a pure energy appeared. It rushed to all his limbs and bones, the strength that Zi Chen had exhausted, restored once again.
From the lake, a shouts could be heard, and the entire lake would also stir unceasingly under Zi Chen’s punches. Many fishes swam away hurriedly, but a few fishes were washed ashore by the waves.
Time passed, Zi Chen kept challenging his limits, and he did these actions many times.
The old man didn’t come today. After half a day, Zi Chen grabbed a fish, and walked out from the lake, he wrought his wet clothes, then killed the fish and grilled it.
Shortly after, the fragrance of the fish spread and the night fell.
“They’re here.” After finishing the last piece of fish, Zi Chen put out the fire, and a cold light flashed in his eyes. He hid in the darkness, because he needed to have a look at the surrounding area.
Wang Xiong and the four others, didn’t stop at all during their trip, their target was the Solitary Forest. When night fell, they arrived at the border of the Solitary Forest.
“Be careful, this kid is very sly, he actually knows how to use sneak attacks.” Wang Xiong warned them.
“Wang Xiong, you worry too much, we have so many people. It would be already great if Zi Chen doesn’t run when he sees us, far less launch a sneak attack? I think that he already ran away.” The person next to him laughed disdainfully.
“Lin Chuan, it’s better to be careful, the boy’s natural talent is even greater than that of Chen Feng in the past. It’s better to be cautious, including you guys.” Wang Xiong said seriously.
“Relax, I guarantee that Zi Chen can come, but he can’t return.” The others nodded.
“Look, there’s the trace of a bonfire and some fish bones, the charcoal is still warm, this shows that someone just left.” Someone discovered the place where Zi Chen grilled his fish.
“There are traces of a fight. What are these black things? Charcoal?” Lin Chuan also discovered traces of a fight.
The corpses had been dealt with, but traces of the fight were still around. It was messy, but there were no traces of lightning. It was also night time, causing the visibility to be low, therefore no one noticed their surroundings.
“This must be Zi Chen’s doing, these are Yi Ping’s and Cao Kai’s tokens.” Using the moonlight, the white token sent out a dim light, it was discovered in a corner by the meticulous Wang Xiong. Afterwards the four other people came.
“That son of a bitch, he actually transferred the contribution points.” Lin Chuan cursed angrily, then he looked at Wang Xiong and said: “What do we do now?”
“Chase, he certainly hasn’t gotten far.”
Wang Xiong discarded the tokens in his hand and said coldly.
The other four people nodded, they turned towards the front and chased.
They really came, five people actually came. Far away, on top of a big tree, Zi Chen saw several people on the hill from the gap between the leaves.
They found all the clues that could be found, then departed quickly. Zi Chen guessed that they walked towards a deeper area.
He came down from the tree quickly, and followed them carefully.
The time passed, the mountain road in the night was difficult to traverse. Even if there was moonlight, it was still difficult. Occasionally, there were voices of some violent beasts from the forest, proving that it was not very peaceful here.
After half a night, Wang Xiong stopped first.
“We cannot search aimlessly, we will rest for a night first, and search again tomorrow.” Wang Xiong said lightly after pondering for a moment.
“Okay.” The others were also tired.
“Lin Chuan, you keep watch at night with Qi Yuan.” Wang Xiong said.
“This broken place, there aren’t even any Ferocious Beasts. Is there any need to keep watch at night?” The eighth Zhen Qi layer Lin Chuan looked at Wang Xiong.
“It’s better to be cautious, Zi Chen could sneak attack and severely wound Cao Kai, it shows that his strength is not weak.” Wang Xiong said.
“Come on, aren’t you clear of his strength, did you not hear what that fool Lin Mi said? Both of them were chatting, they were careless, so they suffered from the sinister scheme. Moreover, they fought for a very long time.” Lin Chuan said, “If I were to be severely wounded from a sneak attack, as long as I did not die, I would still have the strength to kill him. The martial technique fusion in front of my eighth Zhen Qi layer strength is mere trash.”
“It’s better to be cautious, okay, the rest of you get some rest, tomorrow we will strive to find Zi Chen.” Wang Xiong said indifferently.
“I hope that he sneak attacks at night.” Lin Chuan sneered.
“I also want to see what method Zi Chen used to kill Cao Kai and Yi Ping.” Qi Yuan also said.
After that, Lin Chuan and Qi Yuan diverged.
On their mouth, they said they didn’t care, but after they diverged, they became very alert, and looking around vigilantly.
This vigilance, in the passing of the night, disappeared slowly. Until the later part of the night, when the dawn approached, even the beast roars disappeared completely.
Two people were each leaning against a big tree respectively, closed their eyes and fell asleep.
A shadow approached from a distance slowly.