Chapter 1217: Chi Huo
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Deep inside Lost Stone Forest, a figure appeared out of thin air in front of a stone house that was made from a hollow gigantic stone.
It was none other than the sturdy old man dressed in a red robe. He was the one who had trespassed into Lost Stone Forest.
The old man was looking at the stone house with bright eyes. It seemed as though he was talking to air as he asked with a slightly heavy tone, “You had a Fire Spirit Body previously?”
“How do you know?” Almost as soon as his words left his mouth, the stone house’s door automatically opened, and a figure similar to a fiery elf appeared before the old man.
It was a woman dressed in red.
The woman had an extremely beautiful and delicate face that could topple nations. The moment she appeared, the surroundings seemed muted in comparison.
“Excellent, excellent…” The old man studied the red-clad woman before him from top to bottom and continuously repeated the word ‘Excellent’. The more he looked at her, the more pleased he was with her.
“What’s your name?” The old man looked at the red-clad woman kindly. The woman was none other than Feng Tian Wu.
“You haven’t replied me,” Feng Tian Wu said, ignoring the old man’s question.
“I once possessed the Fire Spirit Body too,” the old man smiled as he said, “It can be said that we’re both the same type of human.”
“You had a Fire Spirit Body too?” Feng Tian Wu was slightly surprised when she heard the old man’s words.
Although she had lost her memory, she learned she had the Fire Spirit Body from the man she loved.
She also knew it was all thanks to that man that she managed to rid herself of the trouble that came with having a Fire Spirit Body.
She also knew how difficult it was for someone with a Fire Spirit Body to free themselves from the shackles of the Fire Spirit Body before they turned thirty years old unless they died.
Since the old man managed to free himself from the shackles of the Fire Spirit Body, it meant that he was not an ordinary person.
“Only the same innate spirit body would be able to sense each other… Can’t you sense that I’m quite friendly?” The old man asked with a warm smile.
“Yeah, a little.” Feng Tian Wu nodded.
She just realized even though she was usually cold to everyone apart from that man, she did not show her cold expression to this old man whom she had just met. Moreover, she even began to chat with him.
“Who are you? How dare you trespass on our Lost Stone Forest!” Right at this moment, a cold and thunderous voice resonated in the air, causing Feng Tian Wu to turn pale. She looked at the red-clad old man before her and urged him, “Hurry up and leave this place! The people here are not friendly.”
“You’re kind.” The red-robed old man smiled before nodding in satisfaction. Nobody knew what he was thinking.
In the next instant, he turned around and saw a young man rushing over nearby.
The young man was fully dressed in black and had a big built. He was currently glaring at the red-robed old man in anger as he snarled, “Old man, do you know the consequences of trespassing into our Lost Stone Forest?”
The black-clad young man was none other than Zhou Yi.
The red-robed old man looked into Zhou Yi’s eyes calmly as he asked nonchalantly, “Consequences? I’m curious… what kind of consequences?”
“Since you’re so curious, let me tell you then! Your consequence is… DEATH!” Zhou Yi did not expect the red-robed old man would talk back. He was immediately infuriated. With a loud roar, he charged at the old man with lightning speed.
“Watch out!” Zhou Yi’s speed was too fast that Feng Tian Wu could not save him in time. All she could do was let out a shrill cry.
Soon after, a loud explosion resonated in the air. It was accompanied by rolling airwaves that transformed into flurries of hurricanes that caused the gigantic stones in the surroundings to quake.
The stone house that Feng Tian Wu stayed in was completely shattered by the hurricane.
The stone house was originally made by hollowing a gigantic stone so it was a lot weaker than ordinary gigantic stones.
In the next instant, Feng Tian Wu saw Zhou Yi was sent flying like an arrow that left its bow. While he was flying midway, he vomited blood. It made him look extremely wretched.
As for the red-robed old man, he was standing in the same spot. He did not even move an inch. It was as though nothing had happened at all.
“Y-You’re a Martial Emperor?” After Zhou Yi managed to stabilize himself, he paled as he looked at the red-robed old man.
Only a Martial Emperor could withstand his attack without moving an inch.
“Your strength is quite good among Martial Monarch Stage martial artists… If I’m not wrong, you must be the direct disciple of Shi Qi boy, right?” The red-robed old man asked nonchalantly as he gave Zhou Yi a cursory glance.
Shi Qi boy?
The moment these words left the red-robed old man’s mouth, Zhou Yi was not the only one who was dumbfounded. Even Feng Tian Wu was baffled.
This old man actually referred to the owner of Lost Stone forest, Martial Emperor Shi Qi, as ‘boy’?
As Martial Emperor Shi Qi’s favorite direct disciple, Zhou Yi was extremely good at reading the atmosphere. He knew he had encountered a remarkable person. He asked nervously, “Y-You… May I know who you are, senior?”
The red-robed old man ignored Zhou Yi’s query. Instead, he shouted loudly, “Shi Qi boy, what kind of haughty air are you putting on? Don’t tell me you want me to invite you out?”
The red-robed old man’s voice contained Origin Energy, and in just a blink of an eye, it swept through the entire Lost Stone Forest.
The entire Lost Stone Forest was in an uproar.
Shi Qi boy?
“Dear Lord! Who’s this person? How dare he call Lord Martial Emperor ‘boy’?
“If he’s not here to pick a fight, it’s very likely he’s Lord Martial Emperor’s senior.”
Many Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers were discussing with each other.
As for the Martial Emperor’s followers who were chasing the red-robed old man all the way into Lost Stone Forest, they immediately came to a halt and exchanged looks with each other.
One of the Martial Emperor’s follower gulped before he asked, “Don’t tell me the old man who called Lord Martial Emperor ‘boy’ is the old man from earlier?”
“It should be him. It’s impossible for another old man to appear in Lost Stone Forest at this time. How can this be a coincidence? It must be him,” another Martial Emperor’s follower chimed in.
Soon after, a group of furious Martial Emperor’s followers who were charging toward their target deep inside Lost Stone Forest turned around one by one and returned to their station.
At this moment, they realized the red-robed old man was not someone they could afford to offend.
Deep inside Lost Stone Forest, Martial Emperor Shi Qi emerged soon after the red-robed old man opened his mouth.
“Senior Chi Huo.”
After he made his entrance, he bowed politely toward the red-robed old man.
This scene took Zhou Yi and Feng Tian Wu by surprise
Even the other two Martial Emperor’s direct disciples who came here after hearing the voice stood rooted to their spots, shocked. They did not regain their senses for a long time.
The red-robed old man whom Martial Emperor Shi Qi addressed as Chi Huo studied Martial Emperor Shi Qi in fascination. He asked, “Shi Qi, judging by your speed, you’ve made a breakthrough?”
“Senior Chi Huo, you have really good eyesight.” Martial Emperor Shi Qi smiled as he nodded. He asked, “Senior Chi Huo, since when did you return to Cloud Continent?”
What? Since when did he return to Cloud Continent?
The moment these words left Martial Emperor Shi Qi’s mouth, Feng Tian Wu was not the only one who looked at Chi Huo in confusion. Even Zhou Yi felt it was strange. “H-He’s a powerhouse from outside Cloud Continent?”
“I just came back.” Chi Huo said. He looked at Zhou Yi before he nonchalantly said, “Shi Qi, this disciple of yours is quite powerful.”
Upon hearing Chi Huo’s words, Zhou Yi hastily took two steps forward and bowed humbly as he apologized politely before his master could even reply. “Senior Chi Huo, I didn’t know your identity earlier. I’m sorry for my transgression earlier. Please forgive me.”
Martial Emperor Shi Qi returned to his senses at this moment. He looked at Zhou Yi and asked in a deep voice, “What did you do, Zhou Yi?”
“Master, I initially thought Senior Chi Huo is an intruder in our Lost Stone Forest s-so…” Zhou Yi did not continue, but Martial Emperor Shi Qi could already guess what had happened earlier.
“Senior Chi Huo, I’m sorry for my disciple’s behavior. I hope you’ll forgive us,” Martial Emperor Shi Qi apologized as well. As he bowed at Senior Chi Huo, a hint of humbleness could be seen in his eyes.
“It’s only a small matter. I don’t mind.” Chi Huo shook his head. He paused before he continued again, “The reason I came back to Cloud Continent this time is to tell you that… that thing has been brought forward by a year. You can start accepting disciples in masses now.”
“Brought forward by a year?” Martial Emperor Shi Qi was startled. “But why, Senior Chi Huo?”
“As for the reason why, I have no idea as well. I’m merely a messenger. Now that I’ve completed my task, I should take my leave now,” Chi Huo replied nonchalantly. Then, he turned to look at the red-clad woman standing at the side. It was Feng Tian Wu.
When he reached the end of his sentence, he took a good look at Martial Emperor Shi Qi and asked, “I want to take this doll away with me… You’re okay with it right?”
“Of course!” Martial Emperor Shi Qi replied immediately.
Not to mention the fact that Feng Tian Wu had no relationship with him, even if there was, and she was his direct disciple, he would definitely hand her over to Chi Huo if he asked.
Zhou Yi’s face darkened when heard Chi Huo’s intention of bringing Feng Tian Wu away. However, he did not dare to say anything.
After all, this was someone that even his master, Martial Emperor Shi Qi, feared. Naturally, he did not dare to look for trouble with him.
“Girl, follow me… With your innate talent, you should not be buried over here,” Chi Huo told Feng Tian Wu.
It was apparent he thought Feng Tian Wu was Lost Stone Forest’s Martial Emperor’s direct disciple.
Feng Tian Wu looked at Martial Emperor Shi Qi and Zhou Yi before she slowly replied, “I can go with you… B-But, you have to help me kill them!”
“Huh?” Chi Huo was stunned. He looked at Martial Emperor Shi Qi and Zhou Yi. After looking at them until chills ran down both their spines, he asked curiously, “Did they offend you?”
Initially, he thought this red-clad woman was also a direct disciple of Martial Emperor Shi Qi, but now it did not appear to be the case.
“They deserve to die!” Feng Tian Wu replied coldly.
When Martial Emperor Shi Qi saw Chi Huo looking at him from top to bottom, he became anxious and tried to explain, “Senior Chi Huo, I…”
However, he was interrupted by Chi Huo.
“Don’t you think it’ll be better if you kill them with your own power?” Chi Huo asked as he looked at Feng Tian Wu.
Upon hearing this, Feng Tian Wu fell silent immediately.