Chapter 1518: Chi Mei’s Abnormal Behavior
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
A loud explosion resonated in the air and shook the sky until ripples began to appear in the sky.
Another earth-shattering explosion sounded. Even the birds several hundred meters outside the perimeter took flight in surprise, flying in all directions.
At the same time, two blood mist appeared in the air, creating the illusion of a bloody rain. As it turned out, it was the iron fists of the wild beast that had gone into berserk mode. Its fists had shattered and exploded into bloody mist from Duan Ling Tian’s fists.
The wild beast’s iron fists were now gone. With a shrill cry of terror, its survival instinct urged him to turn around and escape.
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian, this tiny little thing, was undoubtedly a devil in its mind.
All it wanted right now was to get as far away from Duan Ling Tian as it possibly could.
“This feeling of going head-to-head with something hard is indeed great! It feels so awesome!” Duan Ling Tian chuckled delightedly as he looked at his fists that seemed like it covered in a pair of golden gloves.
Earlier, at that moment when his fists were about to clash with the wild beast’s iron fists, he had cast the Golden Shirt he had cultivated to the highest stage, the Impeccable Stage, in a timely manner. It turned his brute strength even more powerful than it already was.
It was precisely because of this that he was able to smash the iron fists of the Mastery Saint Rudiment Stage wild beast who had gone into berserk mode until they exploded.
This was a victory for him.
“In this Hunting Assessment, the points of a Mastery Saint Rudiment Stage wild beast should be higher than the points of an Intermediate Saint Rudiment Stage wild beast.” Duan Ling Tian was certain of this.
With a raise of his hand, he took out his Sun Shooting Bow at lightning speed and lifted another hand to shoot an arrow out. The True Energy arrow that contained the Penetration Saint Inscription easily pierced through the wild beast that was only focused on fleeing and killed it.
The wild beast’s gigantic body crashed onto the ground, and Duan Ling Tian ran up to it to leave his name on the wild beast’s body to prove that he was the one who killed it.
As long as he left his mark behind, he no longer needed to worry about a second person leaving their mark on it and falsely claiming it as his. This was because the marking that was first left on the body could be determined by the dryness of the blood mark.
When Duan Ling Tian was writing his name on the wild beast, he was unaware that a black figure was hiding behind the branches and leaves of a big tree in the distance.
“His body seems to have…” This figure was curvy, and one could see it was a woman with just a glance. Moreover, it was a woman with a great body.
Currently, the woman’s exposed autumn eyes were gleaming with excitement.
“I found it! I finally found it!” Not only were her eyes gleaming in excitement, but even her heart was filled with excitement as well. It was as though Duan Ling Tian was an old acquaintance of hers.
Soon after, the curvy and sexy woman who was completely covered in black clothing with just her autumn eyes exposed returned to her senses, and she muttered to herself, “He’s Duan Ling Tian?”
A harmless-looking purple bird perched on her shoulder.
Although the purple bird appeared quiet, its pair of eyes that was shining brightly as they looked at Duan Ling Tian seemed to indicate that was not the case.
This woman was none other than Chi Mei, the Quasi Four Star Assassin from the Mountainshade Black Market.
When Chi Mei calmed herself down, she discovered the unnoticeable aura from Duan Ling Tian and said confidently, “He must know her! He must know her! They must have a special relationship too. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have her aura on him. Moreover, the aura is so strong as well.”
Meanwhile, her body flashed as she moved to hover in the sky in front of Duan Ling Tian. She observed him calmly as though trying to figure out what was so unique about him.
“Who’re you?” Naturally, Duan Ling Tian would not fail to notice such a strong presence. He immediately regained his senses as his expression turned grave.
Hovering in the air, Chi Mei answered indifferently, “Chi Mei from the Mountainshade Black Market,”
If the other assassins from the Mountainshade Black Market saw this, they would be astounded. As far as they knew, Chi Mei would not beat around the bush nor expose herself when she made her move.
In fact, almost all of the Mountainshade Black Market’s assassins had sworn by the lightning penalty oath to not expose their identities.
If the other assassins from Mountainshade Black Market saw how Chi Mei was not punished by the lightning penalty and struck by the Nine-Nine Heavenly Tribulation after she had exposed her identity, they would be even more shocked. This would mean Chi Mei had never taken the oath before.
If she had not taken the oath, that meant she was not a true Mountainshade Black Market’s assassin.
However, Chi Mei was indeed a Mountainshade Black Market’s assassin.
There was only one possibility left — Someone must have made abused their authority and made her a Mountainshade Black Market’s assassin without having to take the lightning penalty oath.
Someone like that would have to have great authority in the Mountainshade Black Market.
In the Mountainshade Black Market’s branch in the Nine Sect Alliances’ district, only the leader of the Mountainshade Black Market’s branch could use his authority to do such a thing.
“Mountainshade Black Market?” Upon hearing this pleasant female voice, Duan Ling Tian’s expression changed a little. However, he was not surprised.
From the curvy body of the black-clothed person before him, it was not difficult for him to tell she was a sexy woman with a great body.
When he first saw this woman, even he had the urge to rush forward to take off the veil on her face. It was not that he was a lusty man, but this was the first reaction being a man.
The body of the woman before him was too perfect that it could arouse anyone.
Moreover, it was on par with his two fiancées as well!
Duan Ling Tian’s expression changed again when she revealed her identity. The Mountainshade Black Market actually sent another person after him again.
Previously, he had learned from his senior brother, Bai Li Hong, that once the Mountainshade Black Market failed a mission, they would either cancel the mission or send an even more powerful assassin to continue the mission. In other words, this assassin before him must be even more powerful than the black-robed man from before.
That black-robed man was one of top among people at the Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage.
If that person was not a Devil Cultivator, he would not have been able to kill him at all.
And yet, at this moment, this woman who was even more powerful was standing before him… He could not help the wave of helplessness that washed over him.
Although his strength had made a great leap forward, and his cultivation base had entered the Mastery Saint Rudiment Stage, he could only defeat enemies with a higher cultivation base only if he used all of his techniques. That would make him on par with an ordinary Martial or Dao Cultivator at the Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage.
If he encountered someone who was as strong as the black-robed man from before and was not a Devil Cultivator, he would definitely not be a match for that person.
Yet, this sexy woman with a young and pleasant voice was obviously even stronger than that black-robed man. How was he going to fight her?
“I can only hope she’s a Devil Cultivator as well.” Duan Ling Tian prayed in his heart silently. He might be able to escape death if this was the case.
At the same time, he took out the jade token and crushed it immediately.
This jade token was given to him by Zhong Huo, the Vice Sect Leader of Moon Illumination Sect. One could crush it during a dangerous moment to summon help.
At that instant when Duan Ling Tian crushed the jade token, a streak of light rose up into the air.
However, before it could even soar up to the sky above the jungle of the lofty mountain range, it was snuffed out by an invisible force, rendering it useless.
The moment Duan Ling Tian saw this, his expression turned horrified. Glaring in shock at the black-clothed woman before him, he asked, “Y-You’re a Saint Stage powerhouse?”
He had heard from his Senior Brother Bai Li Hong that even Imminent Saint Stage powerhouses would not be able to stop the warning from the jade token in his hand.
“If I’m not a Saint Stage powerhouse, do you think I’ll be able to block the warning of the Three Star Saint Inscription inscribed on the jade token?” The woman asked. A pleasant voice entered Duan Ling Tian’s ears as though it was magic.
“She doesn’t seem to be a Devil Cultivator…” Although he did not know how the woman before him made her move earlier, he was certain she was the culprit. If she did not personally make a move, then it had to be her territory.
The Devilseal tablet in his Spatial Ring still did not have any reaction at all.
If the Devilseal Tablet had no reaction, this meant she was not a Devil Cultivator, and he would not be able to use it against her.
“She’s not a Devil Cultivator… Not a Devil Cultivator… What should I do now?” At this moment, Duan Ling Tian was burning with anxiety. However, he was not someone who would sit quietly and wait for death to come. He raised his hand, and he gripped the Sun Shooting Bow tightly, prepared to make his move.
“Oh?” At this moment, Chi Mei gasped softly as she stared at Duan Ling Tian’s hands. “Your bow doesn’t seem to be an ordinary Saint Weapon.”
When Chi Mei lifted her hand, Duan Ling Tian felt his entire body being restrained by invisible energy. It left him with no space to move at all. He could not even move an inch. All he could do was watch as his Sun Shooting Bow was taken away by Chi Mei’s hand.
“This material…” Chi Mei’s eyes brightened up immediately as she looked at Duan Ling Tian and asked, “Where did you get this bow?”
“I found it.” After he discovered he was unable to get out of the invisible energy that was restraining him, he realized his life was in the hands of this black-clothed woman. Upon hearing her questioned, he immediately regained his senses.
Currently, he realized something was not right.
If she really was a Mountainshade Black Market’s assassin, she would not have wasted so much time speaking nonsense with him. Moreover, she did not emit any killing intent since the beginning.
Duan Ling Tian was unaware that it was not only him. If the leader of the Mountainshade Black Market’s branch in the Nine Sect Alliances’ district saw Chi Mei acting like that, he would also be struck dumb for she was completely different from the Chi Mei he knew.
“What? Do you think I’ll covet your thing?” Chi Mei smiled faintly. With a raise of her hand, she loosened the restraint on Duan Ling Tian and returned the Sun Shooting Bow to him.
This made Duan Ling Tian slightly confused. “Since you’re a Mountainshade Black Market’s assassin, aren’t you here to kill me?”
“I’m here to kill you.” Chi Mei nodded.
Upon hearing Chi Mei’s words, Duan Ling Tian’s heart instantly knotted. He asked guardedly, “Then why aren’t you making your move yet? With your strength, it should be easy for you to kill me.”