“Really?” Duan Xin Ye was looking She Qiong.
“Of course.” Nodded She Qiong sounding resolute.
“Well, I want you to disappear from my sight. Get lost.” Said Duan Xin Ye sounding ice-cold which made She Qiong astonished. Finally, he looked at Lin Feng, if he couldn’t change Duan Xin Ye’s mind, he would just remove his competition, Lin Feng.
“Lin Feng, I will give you one chance, if you take the initiative to leave Duan Xin Ye, I will not pursue you.” Threatened She Qiong.
Lin Feng gradually looked colder and colder, he then said: “Xin Ye told you to get lost, what are you still doing here?”
“You are courting death!” Said She Qiong.
“Really? I don’t think so?” Replied Lin Feng while frowning and holding his head high. These two people were glaring at each other.
“You don’t think so? Lin Feng, let’s see if you can take my punch.” Said She Qiong sounding evil which made the other people secretly smile. It was clear to everyone how powerful She Qiong was, he was a genius at the third Xuan Qi Layer. If he landed a punch on Lin Feng, he would either die or live as a cripple. “She Qiong, you went way too far!” When Duan Xin Ye heard She Qiong, she was furious. He surprisingly wanted to punch Lin Feng. Lin Feng had come to see her and She Qiong was causing trouble, besides, he was getting more and more aggressive.
“Xin Ye, I’m doing everything for you, Lin Feng shouldn’t be with you. He cannot give you anything and on top of that, too many people hate him.” Said She Qiong. Lin Feng had even killed Duan Tian Lang’s son, Duan Han. She Qiong obviously knew about those events.
Lin Feng belonged to the unwashed masses, he initially had no social status, but then Duan Wu Ya had conferred him the title of Marquis, which wasn’t a very high title compared to them. Besides, he only gave him the title because he could use Lin Feng, maybe someday he wouldn’t need him anymore and Lin Feng would be worthless.
He had no background and had many enemies, Lin Feng was unable to protect himself from them, how could he even protect Duan Xin Ye?
“That’s none of your business!” Said Duan Xin Ye in an ice-cold tone. She immediately turned to Lin Feng and said: “Lin Feng, let’s go.”
“You need a girl to protect you!” joked She Qiong calmly.
Lin Feng didn’t move, he was just looking at She Qiong. He looked calm and serene, he needed a girl to protect him?
“Lin Feng, ignore him.” Said Duan Xin Ye when she saw that Lin Feng wasn’t moving, she looked anxious. She knew how strong She Qiong was. He was the youngest of the nine imperial guard officers. In the entire Imperial City, he was one of the most talented cultivators. Lin Feng had great natural abilities but he was still weaker than She Qiong.
Apart from strength and natural abilities, She Qiong also had a background. Even if Lin Feng injured him while defending himself, the consequences would be dire.
She Qiong’s background was terrifying. Even Duan Wu Ya had to respect to him. Therefore, because of this, Duan Xin Ye wished that Lin Feng and She Qiong hadn’t met, because no matter what, Lin Feng would lose.
However, could Lin Feng ignore it?
She Qiong humiliated him and said that he needed a girl to protect him. In fact, it was true, if Lin Feng couldn’t protect himself, what would he be able to give Duan Xin Ye apart from worries and pain.
Lin Feng was calmly standing there and looking at She Qiong, he then said: “Come and punch me, if you dare!”
“Huh?” She Qiong was stupefied, Lin Feng accepted. Immediately after, he smiled coldly, Lin Feng really had guts, he was begging for death.
When the crowd heard Lin Feng, they all laughed. They all thought that Lin Feng was foolish.
All the nine officers of the imperial guards were extremely strong. The lowest level required to be an officer of the imperial guard was the third Xuan Qi layer. She Qiong was the youngest imperial guard officer who had broken through to the third Xuan Qi layer. Unfortunately, Lin Feng would not be able to resist.
“Very good, you’re a real man, unfortunately…” She Qiong laughed in an ice-cold way. Lin Feng had accepted. No matter if it was out of courage or foolishness, his punch was aimed to be deadly, She Qiong was going to be merciless with his attack.
Duan Xin Ye looked sad when she heard Lin Feng accept the battle. She didn’t say anything, she knew how Lin Feng was, she wouldn’t be able to change his mind, he was definitely going to fight.
Duan Xin Ye coldly glared at She Qiong. She Qiong also glanced at her and said: “Xin Ye, don’t worry, I will not kill him.”
She Qiong really didn’t intend to kill Lin Feng but after that punch, Lin Feng would definitely have trouble ever standing back up, he would be crippled.
“Xin Ye, don’t worry.” Said Lin Feng indifferently while smiling at Duan Xin Ye. Duan Xin Ye slightly nodded and didn’t say anything else. Even though She Qiong was extremely strong, Lin Feng was not weak either. Even if She Qiong wanted to kill Lin Feng with just a punch, Duan Xin Ye didn’t think it was possible. She had seen Lin Feng’s strength in the Lovesick Forest.
“Alright, get ready to be punched!” Said She Qiong when he saw that Duan Xin Ye and Lin Feng were looking at each other, he couldn’t stand it and released some ice-cold Qi.
An extremely powerful Qi emerged from She Qiong’s body. Pure Qi started fluctuating and a flood dragon illusion appeared around his body, it was incredible.
“Third Xuan Qi layer!” Lin Feng was a bit surprised when he sensed She Qiong’s Qi. She Qiong was about twenty years old and already had the strength of the third Xuan Qi layer, he really had amazing natural abilities.
Of course, Lin Feng also knew that the continent was vast, there were a myriad of geniuses. Lin Feng had high natural abilities but he never said that he was the strongest and no one could beat him. He knew that there were many people who were much stronger than him. Besides, there were also many people who could practice cultivation with much better conditions than him, those who were noble and wealthy, they had legendary potions, pills and other resources, they have had it all since birth.
All Lin Feng could do was rely on his own determination and his power of comprehension to practice cultivation. With great pain and effort he would constantly improve himself, without ever giving up or stopping.
The pure Qi on She Qiong’s body kept undulating and finally condensed around his fist which made his fist look like a flood dragon. The illusion even emitted a roar while absorbing the powerful Qi.
“She Qiong’s power is terrifying.” Thought the crowd when they saw the pure Qi flood dragon on She Qiong’s fist. He looked majestic. If that fist touched Lin Feng, would the dragon swallow him whole?
She Qiong was not going to show the least bit of mercy towards Lin Feng.
“If you want to act like a man, you will have to pay the price.” Said She Qiong with his fist ready to bombard the atmosphere. He was coldly glaring at Lin Feng. Lin Feng would never be able to defend against his punch.
He wanted to prove to Duan Xin Ye that Lin Feng was not a good match for her, only him, She Qiong, could protect her and be her match.
Lin Feng remained silent. Scorching hot flames emerged from his body, it was a deadly fire which invaded the entire atmosphere, making many people back away from Lin Feng.
Pure Qi fire condensed on his fist and Lin Feng’s fist transformed into a blazing sun.
“You have broken through to the first Xuan Qi layer, not bad, unfortunately, you will not be able to withstand my power.” Said She Qiong with confidence burning in his eyes. A cultivator of the first Xuan Qi layer couldn’t fight back against the strength of a cultivator of the third Xuan Qi layer. His fist was going to be merciless, its sole purpose was to crush Lin Feng.
Lin Feng ignored She Qiong, in his heart, there was no self, nobody, no emotions, only darkness. Besides, in Lin Feng’s world of darkness, there was his grim fire.
The pure Qi on his body kept undulating and rushing towards Lin Feng’s fist, the pressure increased, the energy slowly transformed into a pitch-black fire. That deadly black fire was terrifying, it looked abyssal. It was absorbing insane amounts of pure Qi from the flames, it was constantly absorbing the strength of the sun, however, its size didn’t change at all.
“Huh? What kind of fire is that?” The crowd was startled when they saw Lin Feng’s black fire. Besides, the strange fire seemed to be controlled by Lin Feng. The crowd couldn’t feel the deadly Qi from the fire. It wasn’t as intense as the scorching heat from normal flames, that black fire was extremely calm and tranquil.
She Qiong frowned but immediately relaxed, Lin Feng had just broken through to the first Xuan Qi layer, that’s all, even if he knew some special skills, it would be of no use against him.
“Fool, even if you studied a few skills, you can’t do anything, I am much stronger than you, all that you do will be in vain, basically, you stand no chance of withstanding my punch.” Said She Qiong indifferently. He wanted to see hatred in Lin Feng’s eyes, Lin Feng was too calm which made him feel upset.
However, She Qiong saw nothing at all in the eyes of Lin Feng, he just looked as calm and serene as before. His pure Qi continued moving towards his fist.
Flames, darkness, deathly silence, the flame greatly resembled Lin Feng right now, emotionless.
She Qiong saw that Lin Feng was ignoring him which made him grow angrier and angrier. Finally, he started walking forwards and his flood dragon roared furiously, as if it was a real dragon.
“Roooaaaarrrr!” She Qiong’s fist bombarded the atmosphere towards Lin Feng. A white flood dragon was rushing towards Lin Feng.
At the same time, Lin Feng also moved. His calm and ordinary fist whistled towards She Qiong. Then, the black fire moved into the atmosphere and the black fire turned into a lotus flower, the atmosphere was then invaded by the terrifying power of the grim fire. This time, She Qiong’s heart skipped a beat, he was surprised.
How was that possible? How could that lotus flower have such a terrifying energy?
She Qiong’s heart was brutally pounding in his chest. Everybody was looking at She Qiong and Lin Feng’s fists as they collided. In an instant, the flood dragon was annihilated, it was consumed by the black lotus, it was incredible and thrilling! The grim fire lotus was way too terrifying, it had destroyed She Qiong’s flood dragon. She Qiong had lost.
Besides, it wasn’t over yet, the grim fire lotus continued to move forwards, and that small ball of energy as big as Lin Feng’s fist crashed into She Qiong’s fist.
“Crrrr…. Crrrraaack….” Crackling sounds spread in the atmosphere. She Qiong’s pure Qi collided with the black lotus and immediately dispersed. Nothing could stop the black lotus.
“Ahhhhhh…….” A horrible shriek of agony spread through the atmosphere. She Qiong’s body was blown back several hundred meters. His face had turned deathly pale.
She Qiong raised his fist, it was burnt black, his facial muscles were twitching from the extreme pain.
He had been too careless. From the beginning, he had assumed that he would be able to cripple Lin Feng’s cultivation with a single punch. He had never thought that Lin Feng was able to injure him. After he noticed the terrifying energy of the black lotus, he didn’t have the time to dodge anymore, and then that black lotus crashed into his fist and burnt his flesh.
When the crowd saw that, they remained silent, especially the noble young men. Surprisingly, Lin Feng had won. They had thought that when She Qiong attacked, he would definitely cripple Lin Feng’s cultivation but reality was completely different.
Lin Feng had released a black lotus which burnt She Qiong’s fist.
“You overestimate yourself, you’re pathetic. Even if you say that I can’t protect the princess, could you?” Joked Lin Feng coldly which made She Qiong feel awkward. His heart was pounding and he was shaking from the intense pain. How excruciatingly painful! That fire was terrifying. Considering his strength, he wouldn’t be able to recover from the injury naturally, he would definitely need the assistance of pills.
“Xin Ye, you should head back. I will leave first, that’s alright. I will deal with the nobodies that get in my way.” Said Lin Feng turning his head. His voice was soft. Duan Xin Ye remained silent for a second and then immediately nodded: “Well then, be careful.”
“Alright.” Said Lin Feng while walking. He glanced at the crowd with a cold glare. He looked at the rich and noble cultivators, surprisingly, they didn’t dare make eye contact, they were all worthless.
Lin Feng’s strength was so terrifying that it scared them. Even though they all had noble backgrounds, what amazed them the most was still extreme cultivation strength. If someone was strong enough, they could reach the heavens and look down on humanity. A single powerful cultivator could have more power than all the great spheres of influence combined. Would he care about these influential nobles? If they provoked him, he would crush them.
Lin Feng walked through the crowd and nobody stood in his way. If anyone dared to try, they might end up dying after being burnt by the black lotus.
Not only did they not obstruct his path, but those noble young men, who had acted in an aggressive way a moment before, were also slightly backing away, that was the way things were when one was recognised as an extremely strong cultivator.
Lin Feng didn’t even spare these people a glance. He was just calmly and coldly looking ahead. In the direction he was looking, there was She Qiong and Leng Yue.
She Qiong was fixedly staring at Lin Feng with hatred in his eyes. Not only did he not get to show Duan Xin Ye his strength, he wasn’t able to cripple Lin Feng’s cultivation, instead he had also been injured by Lin Feng. His face was filled with shame. All of this had happened in front of Duan Xin Ye. She Qiong was enraged and had killing intent in his eyes. He wanted to kill Lin Feng no matter what.
When Lin Feng sensed She Qiong’s wrath, pure Qi started undulating in his hand, and a deadly black fire appeared.
But Lin Feng was, as before, calmly walking forwards. He was releasing a terrifying deadly Qi. He was moving nearer and nearer to She Qiong by the second.
She Qiong was fixedly staring at Lin Feng approaching. At that moment, he had a dilemma, should he stand his ground and fight or should he move out of Lin Feng’s path?
If he fought against Lin Feng, would he be able to survive another black lotus? He had already been injured from briefly encountering the lotus. He already had lost any ideas that he could defeat Lin Feng and no longer thought that he was stronger than Lin Feng. That lotus made from grim fire was way too terrifying. A moment before, the flesh from his entire fist had been burnt black, if that black lotus was aimed at his chest, he would be burnt alive in an instant.
But if he didn’t fight, could he really open a path? In front of everybody, he, the youngest imperial guard officer, would move out of the way because he was scared of facing Lin Feng?
If he really did that, the news would quickly spread throughout the city, which would allow the people from the Imperial Palace to humiliate him and make fun of him.
Lin Feng was getting nearer and nearer. He was only a few meters away from him. She Qiong still hadn’t come up with a decision but while he was still thinking, he heard a voice.
“She Qiong, let Lin Feng pass.” Said Duan Xin Ye. Even though Lin Feng had just won the fight, she still didn’t want them to continue fighting, it wouldn’t be beneficial for Lin Feng, no matter if he won or lost.
When She Qiong heard Duan Xin Ye, he was surprised, he then turned to Lin Feng and said: “Since Xin Ye says, it’s over for today but I will remember this injury, and I will have my revenge.”
After saying that, She Qiong moved out of the way and let Lin Feng pass. He was happy to hear Duan Xin Ye’s words, he didn’t want to fight against Lin Feng.
Lin Feng smiled coldly, he passed by the side of She Qiong, then slightly stopped, he then looked at She Qiong with a mocking smile as if he found him extremely amusing. He didn’t say a word, and continued walking towards the exit.
When She Qiong saw that mocking smile, his mouth twitched and he started shaking. That was the first time that he had ever been so humiliated.
She Qiong had high natural abilities and people who were as outstanding as him were rare. However, because of his background, even cultivators stronger than himself would not humiliate him. He had never been so humiliated.
The woman he loved wanted to be with Lin Feng. She worshiped Lin Feng. He wanted to cripple Lin Feng’s cultivation and in the end, he was injured instead.
What made him the most furious was that Lin Feng could have left from anywhere but he decided to walk towards him, and that was on purpose.
Lin Feng was imposing and domineering, he had obviously done that on purpose.
She Qiong was still filled with fear and had moved out of the way, he even had to endure Lin Feng’s mocking smile, a cold mocking smile.
He had the feeling that everybody was laughing at him and Duan Xin Ye would despise him.
Lin Feng passed next to She Qiong and continued walking forwards without even turning his head to look back. He looked confident, he had the attitude of a winner.
“Lin Feng.” Suddenly shouted She Qiong in an ice-cold tone which made Lin Feng stop. He turned around and saw She Qiong running towards him. She Qiong’s flood dragon roared, his entire body seemed to transform into a flood dragon as he threw himself towards Lin Feng, it opened its mouth and an extremely sharp set of teeth could be seen.
Lin Feng abruptly turned around and raised his hand. His grim fire was already in his hand. Lin Feng, when facing a cultivator of the third Xuan Qi layer, remained extremely cautious and vigilant, he was fearless but not arrogant.
The black flames moved towards the illusionary flood dragon. Those black flames could burn the world to ashes, so they destroyed the flood dragon. At the same time, Lin Feng sensed an oppressive energy envelop his body.
She Qiong kept moving forwards, from his back a gigantic terrifying dragon appeared. It had extremely sharp claws and razor like teeth, that dragon spirit almost looked like a real dragon as it threw itself at Lin Feng.
She Qiong had decided to fight against Lin Feng and immediately released his spirit.
Lin Feng didn’t flinch and instead moved towards the dragon. When his grim fire collided with the dragon spirit, the flood dragon was surprisingly engulfed in flames.
The two fighters were looking at each other, the power of the dragon and the grim fire were clashing, but at that moment, an incredibly sharp blade energy filled the atmosphere. It was extremely dazzling, without leaving even a second to react, it moved straight towards Lin Feng.
That blade was extremely quick, and was filled with a terrifying blade force. The blade seemed to radiate a multitude of different lights.
That energy blade could adopt many different forms, thousands and thousands of different energies combined to create that energy blade.
Leng Yue had been condensing energy in his blade for a long time and was finally attacking. His blade was earth shattering, recently, the Blademaster entered just like Lin Feng, had broken through to the first Xuan Qi layer.
“Really?” Duan Xin Ye was looking She Qiong.