Chapter 414 Hu Xiaoxian’s Infatuation
Hei Shi clearly knew what was happening when he felt the overwhelming pressure because he had been there. Qin Haodong had reached the realm which Dao Tong was dying to reach, the Supreme Power Realm.
Leng Feng also knew that someone in there had reached the Supreme Power Realm, and he was surprised. “That’s impossible. There were only two people in there and we’ve already seen it. That young man had reached half-a-step into the Supreme Power Realm, but he was struck hard by Hei Shi. Even he could survive that, he would be half dead by now. There’s no way for him to make that breakthrough.
“As for that woman, she had barely reached the sixth level of the Covert Power. She couldn’t possibly have skipped so many levels to reach the Supreme Power Realm.”
Hei Shi frowned and couldn’t agree more. He was confident in the strike inflicted on Qin Haodong. He didn’t die immediately because he had an amulet to protect himself, but he wouldn’t be able to live for long, let alone make any breakthroughs. As for Hu Xiaoxian, her cultivation level was too low.
However, what was happening was real. The scene only happened when someone was breaking into the Supreme Power Realm.
Yagyuu Yukime said, “I knew little about arrays, but I’ve heard that many types of them exist. There are trapping arrays, killing arrays, and even phantom arrays. This may be a phantom array that Qin Haodong made to fool us.”
Leng Feng slapped on his thigh and said, “That’s right. Qin Haodong knows that we won’t leave, so he created a phantom to scare us.
“He’s so stupid. Even if he broke into the Supreme Power Realm, we still have three supreme powers here, including the super powerhouse, Hei Shi. Why would we be scared?”
Others felt Leng Feng’s words reasonable because they couldn’t find other explanations. The only thing that they were sure of was that the two inside the array didn’t die.
Zhou Tianhu said, “How about calling my gunmen over and shoot for another round?”
Hei Shi shook his head and spurned the idea. “It’s useless. They have ways to avoid bullets no matter how many you waste. Maybe cannons would be able to help.”
Zhou Tianhu gritted his teeth and said, “I can get you cannons if that would work.”
Yagyuu Yukime said, “Forget it, cannons are too lethal. We have to hide somewhere far away. Judging by the situation now, they’ll escape as long as we’re not here. Then it wouldn’t help even if we blow this place flat.”
Zhou Tianhu thought about it and found that reasonable. The only thing they could do was wait.
The array went back into silence as they talked. The pressure was gone, and the Spiritual Qi became stable.
Qin Haodong used to be Emperor Green Wood and he knew well of the Golden Core Realm. His spirit was already strong enough, so he didn’t need to stabilize it like other people. He was at the moment an out-and-out Golden Core Realm cultivator.
Qin Haodong tried to feel what was going on inside him. He found the injuries Hei Shi brought him had already been healed, and his body was currently filled with power.
He opened his eyes and saw Hu Xiaoxian lying beside him, exhausted. Both of them were naked and there was blood on the white blanket beneath them, which looked quite scary.
The scene reminded Qin Haodong of what happened before he passed out. Hu Xiaoxian had given him a blue pill. Did that blue pill heal him and help him to make the breakthrough?
No, that was impossible!
While he was trying to figure it out, Hu Xiaoxian exclaimed joyfully, “Little man, you broke through, finally!”
She could tell it from the power Qin Haodong gave out. She was filled with joy because her sacrifice had paid back.
“Yes, I did!” Qin Haodong continued, “Xiaoxian, what is going on? Why are all my injuries healed? How did I break my bottleneck?”
Hu Xiaoxian laughed, “That’s easy. I fed you a blue pill and then took the opportunity to steal your virginity, which healed you and helped you to make the breakthrough.”
Her smile was beautiful and cheerful, but her face looked pale. Qin Haodong felt tender and protective toward her.
“Xiaoxian, what happened to you?”
Qin Haodong dragged Hu Xiaoxian into his arms. Although the two were naked, Qin Haodong had no other thoughts than to figure out the strangeness of the situation.
He reached out to feel Hu Xiaoxian’s pulse. Then he was startled because Hu Xiaoxian’s dantian was empty. There was no flow of Genuine Qi inside her. She wasn’t a cultivator anymore.
Hu Xiaoxian had never been injured before Qin Haodong passed out. Since Qin Haodong had been healed and made a breakthrough, he understood what happened immediately, although he didn’t know how exactly she did it.
“Tell me, Xiaoxian. Where’s your Genuine Qi?”
Qin Haodong suddenly turned nervous. He knew what it meant for a warrior to lose her cultivation. It was fatal.
Hu Xiaoxian smiled, arms on Qin Haodong’s neck. “I’m now an ordinary person. You have to protect me from now on.”
“Xiaoxian…” Upon knowing that Hu Xiaoxian sacrificed herself to help him, Qin Haodong’s breakthrough bliss was all gone. He felt his heart overwhelmed by all kinds of feelings. He was moved into tears. He loved the woman so much.
“Xiaoxian, you’re such a fool. Why did you do that?”
Hu Xiaoxian touched his cheek. Then she smiled and said, “Am I a fool? I traded a supreme power and a nice man with my Covert-Power cultivation. That’s a great deal!”
Qin Haodong didn’t say anything. He held Hu Xiaoxian tightly in his arms. He knew the woman loved him, but he never knew she loved him so deeply.
After quite a while, the two separated. He asked again, “Xiaoxian, how did you do that?”
He was quite curious about it. He had been living in the Cultivation World for more than 500 years, and he had seen all kinds of strange cultivation methods, but he had never heard of a method that allowed cultivators to sacrifice themselves to save others.
Hu Xiaoxian adjusted her position so that she could be more comfortable. Then she said in a low voice, “I’ve been practicing the Sacred Fox Method which came from the ancient Sacred Fox Sect. Legend has it that the founder of the sect was a member of the sacred fox clan.”
“People’s first impression of a fox is coquetry. They believe that foxes can bewilder people, which is unreal. The sacred foxes were famous for being loyal to love. They would give anything away for their lovers.
“The Sacred Fox Method had two special spells. One was the Fox Hypnosis, which was almost the same as the mind-bewitching skills; the user would be backfired if their targets had strong spirits. The consequence of the backfire was falling in love with the target, no matter if the person was old, disabled, ugly or handsome. Nothing could affect the consequence.”
She raised her chin and saw Qin Haodong’s handsome face. “I’m so lucky to have met such a handsome man, although I’m not the only woman you’re in love with.”
Qin Haodong kissed her pale cheeks and asked, “Then what?”
He had the feeling that his healed injuries and broken bottlenecks had something to do with the second spell.
Hu Xiaoxian continued, “The second spell is called the Heavenly Fox Life Sacrifice, a unique spell to the Sacred Fox Sect. Female cultivators sacrifice themselves to heaven in exchange for miracles.
“To carry out the spell, there are three limits. Firstly, the cultivator must be willing to do this; secondly, the target must be the one she loves; lastly, the cultivator has to be a virgin.
“Harsh limits bring significant effects. The spell can bring the dead back to life. It can also help warriors to pass bottleneck periods.
“I was in such a rush to sleep with you partly because you’re handsome, but most importantly, I wanted to help you to pass your bottleneck.”
Hu Xiaoxian said it in such an easy tone but Qin Haodong was already filled with emotions. He was so deeply moved and swore he would spend his whole life to treat the woman nicely.
His voice was trembling. “The cost is your cultivation?”
“I was lucky.”
Qin Haodong asked, “What do you mean? Is there anything that you might lose besides that?”
Hu Xiaoxian said, “The Heavenly Fox Life Sacrifice has three levels. The first level is to sacrifice your own cultivation; the second level is to sacrifice your own spiritual power; the third, to sacrifice your own life.
“You’re strong enough, so it only took the first-level sacrifice for you to recover, and you’ve also passed the bottleneck period. That’s why I said I’m lucky.”
Qin Haodong held Hu Xiaoxian tightly in his arms again. That woman was willing to give her own life away to save him. He was so lucky that he had recovered on his own, or that would have turned into a lifelong regret.
Hu Xiaoxian was breathing on his ear. She whispered, “Are you moved? Treat me nicely in the future days.”
Qin Haodong said, “I will. I’ll spend my whole life taking care of you!”
Qin Haodong swore, with tears in his eyes.
Hu Xiaoxian touched his cheek and said, “You don’t need to feel too guilty. I can regain my cultivation. It may take long.
“Moreover, my mental force is still with me, my cultivation speed will be much faster than ordinary people’s. You should work harder, or I’ll catch up to you.”
Qin Haodong didn’t say anything. He held her even tighter.
Hu Xiaoxian continued slowly, “That’s how the sacred foxes are like. We’re willing to give everything we have for the man we love. My grandma did that once, too.”
Qin Haodong asked, “Grandma used the Life Sacrifice, too?”
Hu Xiaoxian smiled because she felt happy that Qin Haodong used the word “grandma”. She explained, “The female members of the Sacred Fox Sect usually have strong mental forces because we start cultivating at a very young age. We cultivate at a high speed and my grandma reached half-a-step to the Supreme Power Realm in her twenties.
“She used the Heavenly Fox Life Sacrifice to help my grandpa to pass the bottleneck to the Supreme Power Realm. There was no way for my grandpa to reach the fifth level without my grandma’s help.
“Grandma later started from the beginning. She has already reached the half-a-step to the Supreme Power Realm again.”
Qin Haodong sighed. It was said that foxes were lustful, but at the moment it seemed that they were the most loyal spouses.
He whispered to Hu Xiaoxian, “Rest assured. You’re luckier than your grandma. I won’t let you suffer that much.”
Hu Xiaoxian kissed him and said, “I don’t see it as suffering. I feel happy that I can do things for the man I love. You’re powerful enough to protect me now. It can save a lot of work for me.”
Qin Haodong laughed, “I’m going to fail you because I’ll make you regain your power soon, and help you to pass the bottleneck of the Supreme Power Realm.”
“What did you say?” Hu Xiaoxian was confused.
“You’ll know very soon.”
Said Qin Haodong as he laid Hu Xiaoxian on the blanket. Then he pressed her on the ground.