Chapter 1268: Pinecone
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
There was a green pinecone in the fish king’s head. It was half-embedded, and it shone an ominous green like a third eye. The light pulsated, and when the pinecone lit up, it caused the fish king’s body to twitch.
The fish did not look like it had been dealt a grievous blow, but it seemed to be incapacitated. The fish was submitting to the water, and it was sinking fast.
“Is that what the fruit spat out? It knocked him unconscious,” Han Sen thought, as he swam towards the fish, clutching Taia.
The fish king was unable to move, so Han Sen sought to remove the pinecone with his sword.
Taia hit the pinecone but was unsuccessful in damaging it. Han Sen stabbed it a few more times, but it proved to be far sturdier than he imagined.
“I’ll dig it out then!” Han Sen opened the nine gene locks of the Blood-Pulse Sutra, and it made Taia glow a spooky red.
Then, Han Sen skirted the placement of the pinecone with Taia. He had to plunge the sword fairly deep, and he could hear the cracking of the fish king’s bones as he went.
The fish king looked to be in pain following Han Sen’s treatment, but it did not do anything to stop him. It was, of course, much better for Han Sen if the fish king did not struggle.
Han Sen pulled Taia back and saw the precise area of the head that had connected with the pinecone. In that spot, there were several white lines drawn across the green item and the creature; they looked like veins.
Han Sen started cutting the lines, and he was able to slice them with ease. Apparently, they were far weaker than the pinecone itself.
When they broke, the pinecone and the fish king shook. The glow of the pinecone became dimmer, too, and it looked to have been weakened.
Han Sen continued to cut every vein he could find in a bid to free the pinecone from the fish king’s forehead.
But the fish king’s skull was no laughing matter. It was rock hard, and doing so was rather difficult for Han Sen.
When he was about halfway done, his peaceful work seemed likely to get disrupted. The serpent creatures had reared their ugly heads and were on their way.
“That quick?” Han Sen knew the empress would soon arrive.
Then, Han Sen hid behind the large body of the fish king and watched as the woman glided through the water on her throne.
He noticed it was just her there, and that she had come alone.
Han Sen thought he might stand a chance, if he battled her and her alone.
Han Sen looked at the empress and then looked at the embedded pinecone and how far he had to go. He chose not to hesitate and activated his super king spirit mode, then he stabbed the fish king’s forehead.
Taia plunged a deep, searing pain into the fish king’s head.
The empress was coming from a different direction, so she couldn’t see Han Sen do this. Then, she commanded the serpents to begin consuming the fish king.
Han Sen hurried with the deed, noticing their hungry maws open and come for the fish.
Han Sen managed to dig the pinecone out from its head, but a lot of blood came out as well. The fish king woke up and immediately swung its body around in a spin, blasting both Han Sen and the serpents away.
The empress was shocked by its sudden revitalization, as she knew full well the fruit had sprayed it.
Han Sen had made sure to simulate the fish king’s energy, so the empress could not suspect there had been someone else there, and that they had freed the fish from its incapacitated state.
The fish king, when it was awake, saw the serpents and the empress that wished it devoured. It doused them in a bright golden light.
The golden light was like a laser, and Han Sen watched as it went towards the empress.
The empress did not even blink as one of the snakes pushed the throne away, out of the line of fire.
The serpent’s tail was then hit by the gold light, and it caused the entire lake to blow up in utter chaos.
Han Sen had already exited super king spirit mode by this stage, and he was out of the lake, safe and sound up in the air.
He landed in the forest and made his lifeforce replicate that of another plant.
Horrible noises continued to emerge from the tumultuous lake, and the waters thrashed so wildly, it might as well have been raining for all those in its proximity.
Han Sen hid inside the forest, allowing himself to get wet.
By now, the human had climbed up halfway. Yaksha, however, was at the peak after a brief flight up. Yaksha’s body was exuding a black gas, and his wings weren’t that far off a devil’s.
The fruit noticed Yaksha reaching for it, and it managed to pump out another cloud of gas. It hit Yaksha directly in his forehead.
Yaksha was shocked, as he had not expected it to be able to spray twice. Fortunately, he had come prepared. As soon as his eyes caught sight of an aqua light, he dashed away from the fruit.
But the light wasn’t keen to let Yaksha slip away, and it bent its course mid-air, turning around to strike Yaksha in the back of his head. Then,