Chapter 1369: Guo Li’s strength
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Zhu Lang was kicked away, forming a perfect curve in the sky before he fell down in the direction of the manure pit.
The onlookers were all stunned when they saw this. They suspected Hou Lin had done it intentionally.
When everyone, including Hou Lin, thought Zhu Lang was going to fall into the manure pit, a figure flew out like a gust of wind and arrived before the manure pit in just a blink of an eye.
The figure grabbed Zhu Lang’s belt to pull him to his side so he would not fall into the manure pit.
“New boy, you dare to challenge the Thirteen Gangsters with just that bit of strength?” Many of the onlookers mocked Zhu Lang.
“Although both are at the Intermediate Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage, he couldn’t even endure an attack from the person who ranks last among the Thirteen Gangsters… It seems the newcomers today aren’t very good.” Many people began to mock him.
Zhu Lang finally regained consciousness when people were mocking him.
When he realized he nearly fell into the manure pit, he glared at Hou Lin and said resentfully, “You’re so ruthless!” His eyes had turned red as though he wanted to fight Hou Lin again.
“Losers like you only know how to scream like a b***h.” Hou Lin glanced at Zhu Lang indifferently before shifting his eyes to the person who had saved him. There was a hint of dissatisfaction in his eyes.
“You!!” Zhu Lang’s expression changed dramatically when he saw how condescending Hou Lin was. He was impulsive and wanted to go up to the platform to fight him again.
“You’re not his match.” At this moment, a strong grip landed on his shoulder.
Zhu Lang immediately regained his senses and looked at the person who stopped him. He thanked him wholeheartedly, “Duan Ling Tian, thank you.”
The person who saved Zhu Lang was none other than Duan Ling Tian.
Although Duan Ling Tian and Zhu Lang had only met for the first time today, and they were not related in any way, he was still a prodigy Elder Liu had recruited for the Governor’s Estate of Mound Hill City. Elder Liu seemed like he had a close relationship with Lin Qing Rong who had saved his life once. That was why he had saved Zhu Lang as a way of repaying his debt of gratitude.
“You seem stronger than him… You, do you dare to come up and try?” Hou Lin asked loudly as he stood imposingly on the high platform and looked at Duan Ling Tian.
Hou Lin’s question was undoubtedly a challenge.
When Hou Lin finished speaking, everyone’s eyes, including Zhu Lang, shifted to Duan Ling Tian in unison… All of them were curious if Duan Ling Tian would accept Hou Lin’s challenge or not.
Under everyone’s watchful eyes, Duan Ling Tian ignored Hou Lin as though he did not hear him at all.
His gaze landed on a figure nearby. It was none other than Guo Li.
“Coward!” Hou Lin ridiculed. He was instantly enraged when he saw Duan Ling Tian ignoring him. There was a hint of anger and disdain in his eyes when he glared at him.
He was dissatisfied with Duan Ling Tian for saving Zhu Lang.
However, the Latent Dragon Camp had its own set of rules.
Unless someone initiated a challenge to fight for the cottage, the Thirteen Gangsters were not allowed to challenge other members of the Latent Dragon Camp since it would be considered as bullying.
Meanwhile, many people looked at Duan Ling Tian contemptuously. They thought Duan Ling Tian did not dare to fight Hou Lin.
However, Duan Ling Tian’s subsequent words stunned them.
“Guo Li, you first?” Duan Ling Tian asked politely as he looked at Guo Li.
“Thanks.” Originally, Guo Li was a bit hesitant, but she smiled brightly when she heard Duan Ling Tian’s words. She flew out immediately, captivating many youths who were present.
In just a blink of an eye, she arrived next to Duan Ling Tian and nodded at him before landing on the high platform.
Her movement was as smooth as flowing water. Her graceful and shapely figure was extremely pleasing to the eyes.
“He’s… He’s giving Hou Lin to Guo Li?” Many people were taken aback by Duan Ling Tian’s action.
“He probably did that knowing he’s not Hou Lin’s match and is using Guo Li as a shield or he’s confident he can defeat the no.12 person in the Thirteen Gangsters,” someone speculated.
“I think it’s the former.”
“I think so, too.”
A lot of people thought Duan Ling Tian was only using Guo Li as a shield since he knew he was not a match for Huo Lin.
Duan Ling Tian did not care about all these remarks. He knew it was useless for him to say anything.
His gaze quickly landed on Guo Li who stood on the high platform… She did not immediately rush to fight Hou Lin, instead, she picked up Zhu Lang’s sword and threw it back to him.
After that, she only looked at Hou Lin calmly.
“Thank you,” Zhu Lang thanked Guo Li after keeping his sword.
“Girl, you’ve got really good skin… However, are you really planning to fight me, Hou Lin, with that small physique?” Hou Lin asked with disdain as he sized Guo Li up. She seemed to be the same size as Zhu Lang, only she was more slender.
When Guo Li raised her hand, a long, black whip appeared in her hands. It looked like a black python, dancing along with the movement her hands.
Guo Li used her action to answer Hou Lin.
“Very well! Very well! It seems that I, Hou Lin, am treated like a pushover.” Hou Lin’s face darkened, and his eyes gleamed with anger as he raised the iron staff in his hand. “I’d like to see what you’re capable of, you little b***h, since you dare to fight with me, Hou Lin.”
Hou Lin’s words made Guo Li’s expression change, and her eyes turned even colder.
Without any warning, Guo Li made her move. She tipped her toes and flew out nimbly. Her movement was extremely pleasing to the eyes.
Guo Li’s speed became faster and faster. Not long after, the onlookers could only see her afterimage. They could not catch her movement at all.
“So fast!” Many people cried out. Guo Li’s speed was even faster than Zhu Lang’s speed.
“It seems that Hou Lin’s speed is not as fast as Guo Li.” Duan Ling Tian’s attention kept shifting between Guo Li and Hou Lin. Hou Lin’s face had turned gloomy when he saw Guo Lin had flown out.
As it turned out, Duan Ling Tian’s guess was correct.
Hou Lin did not move when he saw how fast Guo Li was headed toward him because he knew he was not as fast as her, and he could not avoid her attack. Moreover, he would be in a disadvantageous position if he had tried to avoid her. That was why he wisely decided to stay in place and wait for Guo Li to come forward.
However, he swung the iron staff in his hand, and airwaves gradually began to spread out similar to when he fought Zhu Lang.
“It’s that move again!” Many people exclaimed.
“Of course. This move is Hou Lin’s kill shot… It’s said to be both an offensive and a defensive move in the Saint Grade Martial Tactic he cultivated. It’s called Airtight.”
“Airtight? It lives up to its name. When he swings his iron staff like that, even wind can’t penetrate it.”
“Not only is the defense amazing, but the offensive strike is powerful as well.”
A group of onlookers was whispering among themselves.
Duan Ling Tian narrowed his eyes when he heard their words. “A move that’s both offensive and defensive?”
“Look! Hou Lin is taking the initiative to attack.” Suddenly, an exclamation entered Duan Ling Tian’s ear and caught his attention. He immediately looked at the high platform and saw Hou Lin swinging his iron staff toward Guo Li who was attacking with her black whip that looked like a spirit snake. It seemed like he intended to use the same old trick to knock her weapon away.
“Hmph!” There was a look of disdain on Guo Li’s face when she saw Hou Lin charging at her with his windmill-like weapon. In just a split second, she waved her long, black whip, and it immediately straightened out.
True Energy could be seen flickering around the long, black whip. It looked like tiny bolts of lightning that exuded a terrifying aura.
“Sword-Like Whip!” Guo Li spat out three words when she opened her mouth. In the next moment, the straightened long, black whip seemed as though it had transformed into a sword as she stabbed it toward Hou Lin.
At this moment, Guo Li no longer seemed like she was holding a long whip, but a narrow sword instead.
“Sword?” The disdain on Hou Lin’s face intensified when he saw that. He swung the iron staff in his hand and directly faced the black whip in Guo Li’s hands that seemed to have transformed into a sword.
In his opinion, the black whip in Guo Li’s hands would be knocked away immediately.
The crisp sound of metal colliding reverberated in the air. The black whip in Guo Li’s hands that seemed to have transformed into a sword clashed with Hou Lin’s spinning iron staff and set off dazzling sparks.
When Hou Lin was smiling smugly and continued to move the spinning iron staff in his hand forward, there was an unnoticeable movement at Guo Li’s wrist.
‘Fighting strength with strength. When her opponent is at his toughest, she instantly fights strength with softness.’ Guo Li’s little move was not discovered by most people, including Hou Lin.
Duan Ling Tian was the only one who had seen her movement and guessed she was going to change tactic when she saw Hou Lin meant to fight her directly.
Suddenly, the smile on Hou Lin’s face froze.
The onlookers could clearly see that Guo Li’s straightened long, black whip had softened and was wrapped around the spinning iron staff like a spirit snake.
Moments later, the spinning iron staff began to slow down.
“Oh, no!” Hou Lin’s expression changed dramatically when he discovered the iron staff in his hands were caught by the long, black whip.
At this moment, Hou Lin felt a huge force tugging at the iron staff in his hands… It was Guo Li pulling the long whip in her hands to pull Hou Lin and his staff to her.
Before Hou Lin could react, Guo Li extended her other hand and hit his chest.