Zi Chen tailed them carefully along the way until it was dawn. When suddenly, he found an opportunity to strike.
His target was Qi Yuan, based on his feeling, Zi Chen guessed that his opponent’s strength was weaker.
He laid both of his hands on the ground, just like an agile leopard,and approached slowly. In this Solitary Forest, there wasn’t the slightest noise being made. Zi Chen did not dare to look at Qi Yuan’s face, for the fear of being detected by the opposite party.
Qi Yuan was sleeping whilst he leaned on a tree root. Zi Chen had overestimated Qi Yuan’s ability to react. As he was sleeping, his mouth opened slightly, and snored slightly. Even when Zi Chen was in front of him, he didn’t detect it.
He didn’t use any zhen qi, Zi Chen only stretched out both of his hands as fast as lightning, and ruthlessly twisted the opposite party’s neck.
“Crack!” A clear sound of bones breaking resounded, it was the nape of Qi Yuan’s neck snapping. After that, one of Zi Chen’s hand searched Qi Yuan’s chest as fast as lightning, and another hand grabbed the token on Qi Yuan’s waist.
His left hand pulled out a flask in an instant, the right hand grabbed the token, then Zi Chen fled.
The first one to react was Wang Xiong. When he heard the cracking sound, his whole body startled, then he saw Zi Chen escaping.
Wang Xiong shouted angrily, he quickly rushed forward.
When the other people awoke, Wang Xiong had already entered the forest.
“This is ……ah, Qi Yuan! That fucker Zi Chen, I must kill you!” Lin Chuan roared, his feet moved as he rushed forward.
Just like an arrow leaving a bow, he used a rank two movement technique.
The faces of the other two were very ugly, they too followed Lin Chuan and rushed ahead to give chase.
The sky brightened slowly, in the morning air there was a trace of coldness. Zi Chen was like an agile leopard in the forest as he fled swiftly. The dewdrops on the leaves made his azure clothes wet.
Wang Xiong was right behind Zi Chen, in a hot pursuit. Moreover, the distance between the two was slowly decreasing.
“Zi Chen, I want you dead!” Wang Xiong pursued whilst cursing angrily.
“Want to catch me? Then come.” Zi Chen sneered, and his speed rose again.
The road in the forest was very difficult to traverse. If it was the outside, Zi Chen would’ve long been caught by Wang Xiong, but even so, the distance between them was getting smaller.
“When I catch you, I want to see where you will run to.” Wang Xiong sneered, both sides were getting closer.
Suddenly, the sound of rushing water reached Wang Xiong’s ears, and he saw the fleeing Zi Chen in front suddenly turn around, and grin fiendishly at him: “You will never catch up with me.” After that, Zi Chen turned around and leaped.
As Wang Xiong approached the area, he discovered that there was a giant waterfall. Underneath it was a rapid current, there was also a white fog blocking his view.
“Fuck!” Looking at the towering cliff, Wang Xiong couldn’t muster the courage to jump, he could only look at the flowing river water and curse angrily.
“What’s wrong, he got away?” Lin Chuan and the others caught up.
“This boy is very cunning, he seemed to have planned to this point, he jumped down.” Wang Xiong said with a sinking sound, everyone could see that he was suppressing the anger in his heart.
“Tch, this son of a bitch is fucking crazy, is he playing with his life?” Looking at the waterfall below, Lin Chuan felt that his head became somewhat dizzy. He inhaled a breath of cold air, and couldn’t help but also curse angrily.
“What should we do now?” They were looking at Wang Xiong once more.
“If he’s still alive, then we must find him. If he’s dead, then we must find his corpse.” Wang Xiong said coldly, his eyes were filled with killing intent.
The other three nodded, then walked towards the other side. They had to take a detour to descend the mountain.
Four people quickly left, after a while, a wet right hand stuck out from the cliff, followed by Zi Chen’s entire body that was wet due to the waterfall. He climbed up from the side of the cliff.
“Pluff.” He spat out the water from his mouth and wiped his face. Saw that there wasn’t anyone around, and couldn’t help but laugh: ”Ha ha ha! They seem to have gone down to the river. They really are a bunch of idiots.”
When Zi Chen jumped down, he didn’t fall to the bottom of the waterfall, because he relied on his powerful body to grab a protruding rock as he fell. He hung there tightly, resisting the impact of the waterfall.
In a short quarter of an hour, Zi Chen reached his limit twice. There was a steady stream of energy that gushed out from his heart. If it was someone else, they wouldn’t have been able to hold on and would’ve fallen down.
When he climbed up, Zi Chen had also exhausted all of his strength once more, before he could climb up safely.
The sky brightened, the golden sunlight fell on the earth and removed the dampness of the earth, the mist above waterfall also disappeared.
At this time, Wang Xiong and the others also arrived at the bottom of the waterfall, they searched for any trace of Zi Chen, but unfortunately they didn’t see any trace of someone coming ashore.
“Did he die? Follow the river to downstream.” Wang Xiong guessed.
“Most likely, this cliff is several hundred meters high. Although he wouldn’t die when he fell down, he would atleast be lightheaded. Zi Chen most likely flowed downstream.” Lin Chuan furrowed his brows and answered. His eyes randomly searched all around, unknowingly his eyes followed the waterfall all the way to the top.
The next moment, Lin Chuan’s eyeballs almost popped out, he actually saw a person standing on top of the waterfall.
“There ……There seems to be a person on top of the waterfall, and it looks like Zi Chen!” Lin Chuan called out in alarm.
“What?!” Their complexion changed, their eyes looked towards the direction that Lin Chuan pointed. When they saw it, their noses almost crinkled from anger.
They spent a great amount of time searching, and couldn’t find anything. They didn’t expect that the one they were looking for was above them. Zi Chen stood on top of the waterfall at this moment, he was wringing his wet clothes. He seemed to detect the eyes from below, Zi Chen looked down and saw them, then he showed a faint smile. His figure disappeared from the top of the waterfall.
“Fuck!! Zi Chen I will eat you!” Wang Xiong was really furious, he struggled all the way down after only a short night’s sleep, but he was actually being played, he was led by Zi Chen running around in circles.
They quickly climbed up the mountain once more, and chased after Zi Chen.
“This… So poor ah! There are only two contribution points, two Qi Restoration Pills, and not even a single Zhen Qi Pill, poor, really fucking poor.” After seeing the contribution points on the token and the Qi Restoration Pills in the flask, Zi Chen was disappointed.
He had now reached the peak of the sixth Zhen Qi layer, his limit training brought him very close to the seventh Zhen Qi layer. If he had one Zhen Qi Pill right now, he would confidently make a breakthrough.
After some difficulties, he finally stole a flask. But unfortunately, man proposes, god disposes. He didn’t get a single Zhen Qi Pill.
The depressed Zi Chen could only discard the empty token, and he began to flee once more. His hope of making a breakthrough and then counter-attacking wasn’t fulfilled.
Wang Xiong and the others caught up, but they only saw a token and a broken flask.
“Chase him!” The furious group chased once more. This time, they saw the water trail on the ground.
When they were chasing, they actually discovered that the water trail disappeared. After all, while climbing up the mountain, they had spent a long time.
“Fuck, this sneaky bastard! Let’s split up and give chase. Be careful, as long as we are not sneak attacked and face him directly, Zi Chen will die without a doubt.” Wang Xiong, who was burning with rage, couldn’t help but say so.
Everyone spread out and searched for traces of Zi Chen.
The four people dispersed. They contacted each other occasionally, informing that they had yet to discover Zi Chen.
“Hmph, a mere seventh Zhen Qi layer. Dares to come kill me alone. I hope he has a Zhen Qi Pill on him.” From a distance, Zi Chen was looking at the weakest person amongst the four people, and whispered secretly within his mind.
“This Zi Chen, where is he hiding? This damn fucker. he actually killed Qi Yuan.” Po Luo was cursing in his mind as he looked around the giant forest. His relationship was very good with Qi Yuan, they had discussed drinking some wine after killing Zi Chen, but who could’ve thought that after one night, Qi Yuan would be killed by Zi Chen.
“That despicable fucker, he actually used sneak attacks. If he meets me, I’m going to kill him personally.” Po Luo couldn’t help but mumble his thoughts.
“This is a piece of ancient forest, the trees in here are more than a hundred years old. There might be someone hidden behind each big tree.”
Just when Po Luo was whispering, a sudden sound came from a big tree: “Really? If you want to kill me, do you have the strength to do so?”
After that, a person appeared from behind the big tree. It was Zi Chen. His clothes were still wet, but they were no longer dripping water.
“Zi Chen!” Po Luo’s eyes flashed with killing intent.
“I will give you a chance to call your companions, or do you want to make a move and strike on your own?” Zi Chen said indifferently as he looked at Po Luo.
“Boasting shamelessly, I will personally kill you.” Po Luo was furious, the strength of a peak seventh Zhen Qi layer surged violently with killing intent in his eyes. But before he attacked, he actually shouted loudly: “ Zi Chen is here!” [ED2: LOL! ‘I will personally kill you but wait a minute as I gather my qi and shout to my companions.’]
He was going to attack, and also called for his friends. Po Luo’s reaction was fast.
“Go to hell!” With killing intent in his eyes. His body’s aura was compressed into a single point, and the rank two martial technique, the ‘Star Burst Fist’ was sent out.
The Star Burst Fist in the Ling Wu sect was one of the more powerful rank two martial techniques, therefore many people used it.
Facing Po Luo’s attacks, Zi Chen didn’t dodge. His calm eyes sharpened instantly as the aura on his body surged crazily. In this instant, Zi Chen seemed to have transformed into a fierce tiger, moreover it was both a hardness and softness type strength of fierce tiger.
The martial technique fusion appeared in a flash.
After the roar of the fierce tiger resounded, Zi Chen sent out a strong punch. Amidst the crackling sound, Po Luo’s body was blown away upside down.
He came quickly, and got blown away just as quick.
“Die!” His feet moved, the killing intent in his eyes surged, just like an agile fierce tiger. In a flash, he arrived in front of Po Luo. Fear could be seen in the eyes of the opposite party as Zi Chen sent out another punch.
“Help me!” The frightened Po Luo cried out for help. His zhen qi covered his body’s surface, forming a defense. In his opinion, the strength of a peak seventh Zhen Qi layer should be able to block Zi Chen’s blow.
A light sound of Zi Chen’s fist punching through Po Luo’s chest was heard. The zhen qi protecting his body was smashed into pieces in an instant, the powerful force rushed towards his chest, at that moment, his heart stopped beating.
“Uh….” in Po Luo’s frightened eyes, there were traces of disbelief. He didn’t expect that a seventh Zhen Qi layer was unable to block Zi Chen’s attack.
Just as his life was dissipating, Zi Chen took his token swiftly, it contained four contribution points. In addition, the Zhen Qi Pill he kept for himself was also taken away by Zi Chen.
Po Luo fell to the ground, and Zi Chen disappeared in the forest.