Chapter 176 Innate Fire
The saddest thing was that he had no ability to resist at all. He couldn’t run even if he wanted to. He could only wait for the next punch.
Sure enough, the old Taoist Tao Tong was more and more surprised. “Boy, I will see how many punches you can resist.”
Then, with all his strength, he raised his fist and prepared to smash Qin Haodong’s face again.
Seeing Qin Haodong was in danger, Qi Waner’s eyes were red, and she wanted to rush over and fight with the old Taoist Tao Tong. However, she was injured so badly that after several struggles, she could barely stand up; it would be too late to go and help.
At that moment, a small figure came out from the back of the tree and rushed desperately towards the old Taoist Tao Tong.
“Bad man, let my Papa go!”
It was little fellow who had just left. In fact, she hid behind a tree. Now she saw her dearest Papa was beaten on the ground by the old Taoist Tao Tong. Tang Tang could not care about anything else and rushed madly towards the old Taoist Tao Tong.
After seeing her, Qi Waner hurriedly shouted, “Tang Tang, stop. It’s dangerous!”
When Qin Haodong heard the voice of the little fellow, he was in a panic and shouted, “Tang Tang, don’t come here. Run!”
“Papa, Tang Tang will help you!”
If he could see, he would know at this time, the little fellow’s original naive face was wearing a firm look. Her eyes were in a frenzied state. She had realized that she was going to lose her Papa, the one who was so hard to find.
After more than half a month’s practice of the Xuantian Sutra and with the awakening of the Suzaku Genius, the little fellow ran at a very fast speed. She rushed behind the old Taoist in the blink of an eye.
The old Taoist Tao Tong naturally noticed Tang Tang. But he didn’t take such a little girl seriously. He was ready to continue to attack Qin Haodong, but at this time, a burning feeling came from his back.
The little fellow came to Tao Tong’s back and opened her mouth. A yellow flame burst toward Tao Tong.
Qin Haodong currently was in the ninth realm of Covert Power; the seal imposed on the little fellow was very weak. Tang Tang broke through the seal with emotion, and the flame of the Suzaku Genius soared immediately.
The old Taoist Tao Tong never imagined that such a little child would set him on fire, to be swallowed up by the flames immediately. He screamed, clapped the little fellow with his hand, and then rolled desperately on the ground in an attempt to extinguish the flames on his body.
Seeing the little fellow being beaten by Tao Tong, Qi Waner uttered a cry in sorrow. Qin Haodong jumped up from the ground and rushed towards Tang Tang.
Although Tao Tong didn’t use all his power, Tang Tang was hit and flew out immediately, flying to a rock, which was very sharp. If she hit it, she would surely die.
Qin Haodong shouted hoarsely and ran desperately towards the little fellow. But the distance was too far to save Tang Tang.
Qi Waner couldn’t bear to see that as the little fellow getting closer and closer to the rock, and her whole body fell to the ground feebly. Qin Haodong also stopped, and his eyes flashed with madness.
When both of them were in despair, suddenly a dark shadow flashed behind the rock and reached for the little fellow with her arms.
“Tang Tang, my Tang Tang!”
Qin Haodong experienced from despair to surprise. Seeing the little fellow had been rescued, he ran madly to this side to hold his daughter in his arms.
“Tang Tang, are you all right? Tang Tang!”
Qin Haodong was frightened to find that the little fellow had no response. He reached out and checked Tang Tang’s pulse. After a moment, he finally felt relieved. The little fellow was overexcited and had just used the flame of the Suzaku Genius, which caused her body to fall asleep.
Fortunately, the Suzaku Genius had been fully awakened and had a very strong defensive ability. If it were an ordinary child, she would have died by Tao Tong’s attack.
Confirming that his daughter was safe and sound, Qin Haodong finally calmed down. If the little fellow really had been injured, he would have to kill Tao Tong even if he would die in the process.
He turned his head to the shadow who had rescued the little fellow. This was a very beautiful woman. Strangely, she looked very dignified, but it gave people a feeling of coquetry.
“Thank you for saving my daughter,” Qin Haodong said to the woman.
“No need. It’s just a case of lifting a finger for me.”
The Woman spoke in a pleasant voice.
Qin Haodong said to the woman, “Run quickly, or you’ll be in trouble.”
The reason why he did not escape was that he could not leave Qi Waner alone. Besides, with his present state, he could not escape from Tao Tong.
While this woman in black was different, she had nothing to do with him and Qi Waner. She had reached the realm of Covert Power. If she ran now, she would probably escape from Tao Tong’s might.
The woman said, “Why? I can help you.”
“You are no match for him.”
Qin Haodong said, turning his head in the direction of Tao Tong, and suddenly became surprised.
Originally, the flame on Tao Tong was not the same as the ordinary red flame, but a golden yellow one. It looked very dazzling in the dark night. If Qin Haodong were an ordinary person, he wouldn’t tell the difference, but Qin Haodong clearly noticed that this was the color of innate fire.
In the Cultivation World, there were seven levels of fire. The lowest was the natural fire of common mortals, followed by the innate fire.
The little fellow had a mortal fire when the Suzaku Genius was just awakened yesterday. It was unexpected that it would soon become an innate fire. No wonder she fell asleep, it was because her fire had been upgraded.
Although the innate fire was only a grade higher than ordinary fire, its power was countless times greater. Not only the heat was higher, but ordinary methods could not extinguish it at all. No wonder that Tao Tong had not extinguished the fire on his body for so long.
Tao Tong’s clothes, hair and beard all turned to ashes, and he also found the difference between the flames on his body, which could not be extinguished by rolling or beating.
But in the end, he was a strong man who was close to reach the supreme master level. When he calmed down, he immediately had a solution. He took a deep breath, releasing Genuine Qi to make an isolation layer between the flame and the skin.
With this isolation layer, the innate fire became a rootless fire and soon extinguished itself. But at this time, Tao Tong was also extremely miserable. His head became bare like an egg, and all the clothes became ashes. Every inch of skin was burned black, so no one could tell he was naked.
As the master in the ninth realm of Covert Power, Tao Tong had never suffered a situation such as this. Although the external flame extinguished at this time, the internal fire was burning. His killing intent was rising at an unprecedented rate.
He picked up the sword that had fallen to the ground and pointed at Qin Haodong, the little fellow and the woman beside him. “I will kill all of you today.”
“Roast sparrow, are you kidding me? Let me see how powerful you are.”
The woman in black had arrived later. She didn’t know of Tao Tong’s strength. She jumped toward him before Qin Haodong could stop her.
When the woman neared Tao Tong, she already had a purple soft sword in her hand. The light of the sword looked gorgeous in the night.
When her wrist shook, the purple soft sword struck Tao Tong’s shoulder like a purple lightning bolt. Obviously, she hadn’t used all her strength to kill Tao Tong.
But Tao Tong was now in a state of insanity, with his anger having nowhere to vent; he viciously chopped at the woman with his sword.
As the two swords met, with a crisp tinkle, the sword in Tao Tong’s hand was cut into two sections directly by the purple sword. No wonder the woman in black was full of confidence; the soft sword in her hand was sharp.
Tao Tong didn’t expect this, but he was indeed an experienced master. After a slight surprise, he calmed down and threw away his sword, avoiding the woman’s sword. Then he made for the woman in black and held her hand, grasping her wrist at a very fast speed.
The woman thought that depending on the power of purple sword, she could repel Tao Tong. But she didn’t expect that Tao Tong would be so fierce. Before she could respond, the purple sword in her hand was already grabbed by Tao Tong.
While Tao Tong grabbed the sword, he aimed to clap the breast of the woman in black with his left hand. She quickly dodged to the side, but her speed was a little slower than that of Tao Tong’s hand. Although Tao Tong’s attack hadn’t hit the mark, it managed to hit her on the shoulder, making her fly out like a broken kite.
Fortunately, Qin Haodong rushed to catch her, so she did not fall to the ground.
After beating the woman, Tao Tong’s face showed a fierce expression, and he shouted to Qin Haodong fiercely, “Boy, take this little bastard with you to hell.”
Then, he waved the purple soft sword to attack Qin Haodong. Just at that time, someone nearby shouted, “Tao Tong, stop! Or I’ll kill myself in front of you.”
Tao Tong turned his head and saw that was Qi Waner. At this time, she grabbed the dagger that Qin Haodong had just dropped and pressed it tightly against her neck.
Tao Tong sneered, “Are you crazy, little girl? You are a group, how do you threaten me with your life?”
Qi Waner said, “Don’t you want me to be a ghost slave with you? If you let them go, I’ll go with you. If you don’t let them go, I’ll cut off my head and see how you can make a ghost slave.”
Seeing that Qi Waner was about to make such a great sacrifice for himself, Qin Haodong exclaimed, “Waner, this is absolutely impossible.”
They knew that once one became a ghost slave, fate would be to become a walking corpse forever.
Qi Waner smiled sadly and said, “It’s OK. My life was saved by you. Without you I would have become a walking corpse. Now I’m just giving it back to you to pay the debt of gratitude.”
Qin Haodong wanted to refute but had nothing to say.
Qi Waner suddenly laughed and said, “In fact, I am satisfied. Although this period of time was not long, I’ve finally lived a normal life. No matter where I go, some people would envy my appearance. Like a normal woman, I have a menstruation. The only regret is that I have not tasted love yet.
Qin Haodong, you are the first man to enter my heart after I became a woman. Originally I wanted to pursue you, but unfortunately there is no chance now. If I have the next life, I will marry you and have a daughter as lovely as Tang Tang!”
At this point, her expression became serious and said, “Take Tang Tang and go, hurry up!”
Qin Haodong was touched by the fact that the girl was so passionate about him that would accept turning into a walking corpse.
At that moment, Tao Tong cried fiercely, “Do you want to go? Did I agree? You’re all going to die today, and none of you will survive!”
“How dare you!” Qi Waner snapped, “Aren’t you afraid I’ll kill myself?”
Tao Tong sneered: “You think too much. What I want is only a ghost slave. Now your body is fully mature. Even if you cut off your head, I can put it back. Then your body can be driven by me as well.”