Chapter 277 – Reckless
The Flood Dragon was furious. It struggled with all its effort, but it was unable to escape from the True Dragon Palm. Furious roars left the Flood Dragon’s mouth. It knew that its doomsday had arrived, but fury and unwillingness still burned within its heart.
It had waited so long just for today’s evolution, and if it was given just one more day, or even just half a day, it would be able to complete its evolution and break through to the Combat Soul realm. By then, it would be able to transform into a dragon and soar through the skies.
But too bad, time wasn’t on its side. It was destined to pave the way for someone else.
Jiang Chen said in a cold tone. The Flood Dragon was like an arrow at the end of its flight; there was no way it could withstand Jiang Chen. The Flood Dragon’s body was violently twisting under the True Dragon Palm’s enormous squeezing pressure.
“Ahh… Petty brat, how dare you take my blood essence by force?!”
The Flood Dragon furiously roared. It was suffering from intense pain right now. Jiang Chen needed to draw out its blood essence before it died. Once it lost its blood essence, it would be done for.
The blood essence was the Flood Dragon’s complete bloodline, it was the result of its evolution, the fruit that had been harvested after going through the painful Heavenly Tribulation’s punishment. But now, someone was taking it away by force. This really upset the Flood Dragon.
“Flood Dragon, I know you’ve gone through a lot in order to reach your current stage. I’d feel guilty if I killed you, so I’ll just draw out your blood essence and spare your life, I won’t take away your demon soul. With this, you’ll only lose the opportunity to evolve further, but you can still be the same demon lord.”
Jiang Chen threw out his hand and made a grabbing gesture. Immediately, an orb of blood that looked like a crystal burst out from the Flood Dragon’s mouth and fell onto his palm. After losing its blood essence, the Flood Dragon became sluggish, and its gigantic body began swaying back and forth. It looked like it could fall down from the sky at any time.
At the same time, the newly grown dragon horn that appeared after the evolution disappeared. The Flood Dragon once again returned to its previous form, and it would never be a Flood Dragon again.
But, not being able to evolve again was better than dying. Jiang Chen could easily kill this Flood Dragon and take its demon soul, but he didn’t do it, and he even gave up on the demon soul. His decision didn’t fit his approach at all.
Actually, Jiang Chen knew very well how much pain this Flood Dragon had suffered in order to evolve. There were countless serpents in this world, but not many of them could really evolve into a dragon and soar through the skies. This situation was similar to that of a human cultivator; both needed great determination to succeed. Jiang Chen really admired this. He was also a man with great determination, and since he was cultivating the Dragon Transformation skill, he would also walk the same heaven defying path, just like this giant serpent.
Furthermore, Jiang Chen had no ill feelings toward this giant serpent, and he had actually taken advantage of its perilous state. Also, this giant serpent who had lost its blood essence could no longer pose any threat to Jiang Chen. Therefore, Jiang Chen decided to spare its life.
“Leave this place.”
Jiang Chen stored away the blood essence, then he turned around to the giant serpent and spoke with a cold voice.
The giant serpent was startled upon hearing that Jiang Chen was sparing its life. It knew about its current condition very well; if Jiang Chen wanted to kill it, it wouldn’t take too much effort. He could kill it just like crushing an ant. But now, Jiang Chen had actually set it free. It just couldn’t believe it.
“If you don’t leave now, I believe those men won’t let you go.”
Jiang Chen said.
Hearing this, the giant serpent threw its angry glance at Mao Fang and his group. After that, it extended its body and flew into the distance. Soon after, it disappeared from everyone’s sight.
“Buddy, why’d you let it go? Aren’t you afraid it’ll come seek revenge in the future?”
Big Yellow looked at Jiang Chen and asked.
“I’ve given it a chance to live. If it still wants to seek revenge, I won’t give it a second chance.”
Jiang Chen said in a cruel tone. The reason why he let this giant serpent go was because he respects its great determination. But if this giant serpent really came to seek revenge, it would become Jiang Chen’s enemy, and Jiang Chen never showed his enemies any mercy.
Jiang Chen showing mercy was rare… this was actually the first time he had done so. He was a man with his own will. To kill or not to kill; it all depended on his mood.
On the other side, when the disciples from the Qingyi Sect saw the giant serpent flying far into the distance, they immediately became angry. Mao Fang was the first to dash forward. Staring at Jiang Chen with extreme anger, he said, “Bastard, you actually stole my fruits of labor, and you even let that giant serpent go!”
Mao Fang felt like he was going to throw up his blood. He had just witnessed Jiang Chen draw out the Flood Dragon’s blood essence, the thing that supposedly belonged to him. He had spent a long time preparing to get the Flood Dragon’s blood essence and demon soul. However, not only was he now injured, he had also two core disciples at the Divine Core realm, and in the end, he had paved the way for someone else. He didn’t get the blood essence, and the demon soul was gone as well.
“Get the hell of out of here you stupid bitch! Who do you think you are?! What do you mean your fruits of labor?! Does it have your name on it?! Even if it really belongs to you, can’t we rob it from you?! Do we really have to think twice before robbing someone?!”
Big Yellow stood on Jiang Chen’s shoulder as he spoke. His words could make his opponent start coughing blood.
“Damn dog, I’m definitely going to peel your skin off! Guys, I don’t care who you are, you better give me back my blood essence! If not, I’ll make you die in the most miserable way possible!”
Mao Fang’s eyes could be seen turning red. His aura had completely locked down Jiang Chen.
“Brats, the Qingyi Sect is not a sect you can afford to offend, and senior disciple Mao Fang is not someone you can mess with! You better hand over the blood essence right now!”
The disciple named Wang shouted.
“You four, chase after that giant serpent, it’s an arrow at the end of its flight. Kill it and get me its demon soul, I’ll handle these two guys.”
Mao Fang said to his four fellow disciples. Not only was he going to kill the giant serpent, he was also going to kill these two guys who came out of nowhere. Stealing his fruits of labor was really an act of courting death.
Jiang Chen threw a casual glance at Big Yellow. In an instant, an excited look emerged in Big Yellow’s eyes. He immediately moved, then he blocked the path in front of the four Qingyi disciples.
“You have to pass this master dog if you want to go after that giant serpent!”
Big Yellow’s head was rocking back and forth, he was showing off his pride in front of these people with his half meter long body. He was incredibly adorable right now. His current greatest weapon was his weak looks; he could pretend to be weak, then later devour his opponent. If anyone really considered Big Yellow as an adorable puppy, a devastating ending would be guaranteed.
“Damn it! I’m going to tear this damned dog to shreds!”
Disciple Wang couldn’t bear it any longer. With a swing of his arm, the whip transformed into a poisonous snake as it whipped toward Big Yellow. Big Yellow didn’t move, he just let the whip hit his head.
Sparks flew off in all directions, and nothing happened to Big Yellow. Disciple Wang was stupefied.
“Too weak! It is master dog’s turn now!”
Big Yellow loudly roared. He leapt forward and instantly appeared right in front of disciple Wang. Although his body was still tiny, his head had suddenly become huge. With his mouth wide open, he put disciple Wang’s entire head into his mouth.
Followed by a miserable cry, Big Yellow bit off disciple Wang’s head. Blood splashed out from his neck, and he died on the spot.
Witnessing what just happened, the other three disciples became greatly frightened. They stared at the brutal Big Yellow, and they couldn’t help but take a few steps back. None of them could even begin to imagine why this dog was so terrifying. An Early Divine Core warrior had just been bitten to death without even a chance to fight back.
The three disciples, hearts alarmed and trembling in fear, walked behind Mao Fang. It was impossible for them to chase after the giant serpent with Big Yellow in their way. It looks like their hopes of getting the giant serpent’s demon soul was gone.
“Who gave you the audacity to kill a disciple from the Qingyi Sect? Brats, let me give you one last chance; hand over the Flood Dragon’s blood essence, then I’ll consider giving you pleasant deaths, and leave your bodies intact.”
Mao Fang said while gnashing his teeth in anger. He had found out the cultivation levels of the trio in front of him, so he didn’t take them seriously. In his mind, it was all because of his hard effort that Jiang Chen was able to capture the Flood Dragon. Because him, the Flood Dragon was like an arrow at the end of its flight; any Divine Core warrior would easily be able to kill it.
“Let me give you a chance to live; get the hell out of here immediately. I never give anyone a second chance.”
Jiang Chen indifferently said.
“Haha, what an arrogant brat. Looks like you have no idea how strong I am. Since you don’t want to hand over the blood essence, I’ll just kill you and get it myself.”
Mao Fang made an expression as if he had just heard the funniest joke in the world. He simply waved his hand and unleashed a shadowy Flood Dragon made from his Yuan energy. The shadowy Flood Dragon charged at Jiang Chen.
Jiang Chen coldly harrumphed. Killing intent burst out from his eyes. Since this guy wanted to behave recklessly, he wouldn’t be polite any longer.
Jiang Chen punched out with a massive forced. His fist collided with the shadowy Flood Dragon, causing it to shatter together with a cracking sound. It was instantly destroyed by Jiang Chen.
Mao Fang was a Late Divine Core genius, he wasn’t someone those ordinary Late Divine Core warriors could compare with. If he was in top shape, Jiang Chen might have some trouble killing him, but too bad, Mao Fang was seriously wounded by the Flood Dragon’s desperate counter attack. Jiang Chen also formed another 100 Dragon Marks after leaving the Black Sect, causing his total number of Dragon Marks to become 1,100. Because of all this, Mao Fang was no match for Jiang Chen.
Mao Fang was greatly alarmed. This was simply unbelievable. Jiang Chen’s attack caused him to feel a tremendous pressure.
Mao Fang grit his teeth in anger. He swung the longsword in his hand, unleashing an energy beam that flew toward Jiang Chen.
Jiang Chen raised his hand and unleashed the True Dragon Palm. Using the dragon claw, he grabbed Mao Fang’s longsword, then he forcefully pulled the longsword from Mao Fang’s hand.
Jiang Chen was as fast as a sudden clap of thunder. He took the longsword and turned it around, pointing the sharp edge at Mao Fang’s throat.
“Don’t-, don’t kill me! I’m from the Qingyi Sect…”
Mao Fang could sense the dangerous threat of death. But too bad, before he could finish his begging speech, the longsword penetrated into his throat.
“You-, you really killed senior disciple Mao Fang! Outrageous, who gave you the audacity to kill a disciple from the Qingyi Sect?! There is no way you can escape our hunt!
The female disciple exclaimed in great shock. Although she was threatening Jiang Chen, her voice was violently trembling.
“Big Yellow, kill them all.”
Jiang Chen didn’t look at the remaining three disciples from the Qingyi Sect, he only told Big Yellow to kill them, with an indifferent tone.