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Done by liky
At the Celestial Academy, the atmosphere was lively. Many people had gathered and had their heads raised looking towards the sky.
In the sky, there were majestic ferocious beasts, they were releasing some bestial Qi. Their eyes looked ice cold and there were cultivators riding on their backs.
There were twelve people, they were all members of the Wan Shou Sect. Among them, there were eight people who were quite young, they were probably all core disciples.
“The Wan Shou Sect has expanded very quickly and their strength is monstrous. There are eight disciples of the Xuan Qi layer there but in total, the Wan Shou Sect has almost twenty disciples who’ve broken through to the Xuan Qi layer”.
The members of the Celestial Academy were surprised. The Wan Shou Sect definitely deserved to be considered as one of the most influential groups in Xue Yue. They had more disciples of the Xuan Qi layer than the Hao Yue Sect, the Luo Xia Sect or the Ice and Snow Mountain Village. It seemed like geniuses had risen up in the last years. It was said that in the past year, seven disciples had broken through to the Xuan Qi layer in the Wan Shou Sect.
It was the era where geniuses would start to reveal themselves.
“The rules of the cultivation world are intriguing.” Sighed some people. In Xue Yue, every ten years there seemed to be a great period before the competition in which many geniuses would reveal themselves.
Every ten years, many of them were killed until only a few people were left amongst the rising geniuses , those were the top geniuses.
It wasn’t just a coincidence that the era of geniuses always happened during the time of the Great Competition of Xue Yue. It wasn’t just happening in Xue Yue, it was actually the case for all the thirteen countries of Xue Yue.
At that moment, there was only one year left before the Great Competition of Xue Yu and geniuses had already started to reveal themselves in preparation. As expected, there were many crouching tigers and hidden dragons in Xue Yue, they sprung up like bamboo shoots after a spring rain.
A few educated people suddenly thought about what happened in the past while sighing. They had also gone through a similar experience in the past. Nineteen years ago, four geniuses had appeared and it was like heaven and earth were turned upside down. One of them had disappeared after being sealed. Another had stopped using his sword, another had built the lovesick forest and never showed themselves. It was said that the last of the four was the person who was currently ruling over the country, at that moment, he was behind the curtains, controlling everything within the country.
“We have so many people, fighting against a weak girl like you wouldn’t be fair. Just slit your wrists and kill yourself. We will allow you to die with your dignity.” Said a voice at that moment and resonated through the air.
Many people then looked at the weak and delicate looking girl. She was wearing snowy-white clothes, she looked pure and holy just like a celestial being.
Even though those men in the sky wanted her dead, they wanted her to retain her dignity. That girl calmly glanced at them in a cold and detached way. She didn’t seem affected at all as if nothing could affect her icy heart. Nobody could affect her, there was only a single person who could melt her heart.
That person was obviously Lin Feng. Only Lin Feng could melt Meng Qing’s frozen heart.
Even if the people close to her wanted to see what she looked like without her fine veil on her face, she wouldn’t ever show them.
The crowd obviously wanted to see Meng Qing. Meng Qing really stood out from the other girls, she looked like a celestial being. She was above the mortal world. What intrigued them the most was that they couldn’t see her face. Many people were desperate to see her delicate face, even if it was only once.
Meng Qing didn’t care about them, she raised her head, her eyes looked cold and detached.
The one who had just spoke frowned and looked upset. So many people had come to fight against Meng Qing. There were two reasons, the first one was because they had heard that Meng Qing wasn’t weak and ordinary cultivators of the Xuan Qi layer couldn’t defeat her. Besides, there was another reason, they wanted to scare people and tell everybody that if anyone dared to provoke the Wan Shou Sect, no matter who they were, they would kill them and all of their friends and family. The consequences for offending the Wan Shou Sect were disastrous.
The Wan Shou Sect wanted to show everybody how strong they had become and regain the prestige that they had lost during the Mount Sword incident.
Those twelve cultivators were fierce and intrepid, they could turn the entire Celestial Academy upside down.
“I’m talking to you, are you deaf? I will give you a second chance, slit your wrists and die with dignity or I will come down and kill you, but I can guarantee you that if I take action, you will die under tragic circumstances.” Threatened the person who had just spoke. His voice was growing more aggressive.
Meng Qing looked as emotionless as before, she glanced at him in a cold and detached way. She remained silent and motionless.
Meng Qing despised him, she looked down upon people like him.
“You are asking for a painful death!” Said that person while pulling a long face. He had given his offer twice and Meng Qing continued to ignored him twice which made him look like a fool. How could he not be furious?
“Yan Bai, go and kill her. I don’t want people to think that we, members of the Wan Shou Sect, will bully a weak woman.” the one who had just spoke was looking at Yan Bai at that moment. Yan Bai had broken through to the first Xuan Qi layer but was considered as a particularly strong cultivator for his level. It was thus clear that that person hadn’t chosen Yan Bai randomly…
“Roger, elder.” Replied Yan Bai. He then moved forwards, his eyes were filled with excitement.
He had been practicing with all of his ability through all of his years and had finally broken through to the Xuan Qi layer. His name had become associated as a genius and it was time for him to show the others how strong he was. He wanted everybody in the Imperial City to remember his name.
“I don’t want people to think that I, Yan Bai, bully women, so you can make the first move.” Said Yan Bai while stepping forwards and descending from the sky. He glanced at Meng Qing, she was clearly extremely beautiful from what he could see, if the Wan Shou Sect hadn’t wanted her dead, he would have wanted to avoid fighting such a beauty.
When Meng Qing heard him, she didn’t say anything, she took a step forwards, she looked lithe, graceful and quick, her silhouette flickered and she moved straight towards her opponent.
“You will never be able to touch me with such speed. You can’t compete with me.” Said Yan Bai when he saw how slow Meng Qing was moving, he was shaking his head. Meng Qing was moving so slow.
Meng Qing moved her hand very slowly through the air. Her pale and thin hand didn’t seem threatening at all.
“Hehe, so weak.” Said Yan Bai while smiling indifferently. However, at the moment when he finished talking, his smile immediately disappeared, an incredible coldness penetrated into his bones, it was so cold that he started shaking from head to toe.
Yan Bai’s face drastically changed. bestial Qi started to circulate through his body and moved to fight against the coldness but the most terrifying thing is that when it was about to collide with the ice Qi, it abruptly moved back as if the bestial Qi was scared.
“Retreat!” Thought Yan Bai. Meng Qing’s strength was incredible. Her energy was ice-cold and it felt as if his body was going to freeze.
Transparent ice invaded the atmosphere.
Yan Bai moved back but then Meng Qing said one word.
“Seal!” When she finished speaking, Yan Bai was frozen solid. That move astonished everyone. That cultivator of the Xuan Qi layer was frozen solid.
Meng Qing didn’t stop moving, her lithe and graceful body kept fluttering. She raised her hand again and moved towards Yan Bai again.
“Would you dare?” Shouted a furious voice. A cultivator of the Xuan Qi layer on a beast jumped through the air and descended towards Meng Qing. He then punched through the air creating a powerful hurricane which moved towards Meng Qing.
“Get lost.” Shouted a hoarse voice at that moment. Then somebody emerged from the crowd. That person had a powerful fire burning in their hand and a fist surrounded by fire bombarded the atmosphere towards that person who was descending on the beast.
“BOOM!” A monstrously loud explosion made the atmosphere shake. The one who was descending from the sky was propelled back to his original position. As for as the one who attacked him, he remained unmoved.
“Kacha!” A sound broke the silence and the ice block which was Yan Bai broke into four parts. Yan Bai’s body had split into four separate parts. Meng Qing swiftly killed him.