Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Chapter 210 - Devil Beast


“Alright, “ The Beast Deity smiled faintly, turned, the tiredness on his face seemed to deepen, said, “Why are you here, is it to kill me?”

Ghost Li shook his head.

The Beast Deity was instead stunned and then couldn’t help but laugh, “Never expect that there is actually someone who didn’t want to kill me, I really didn’t expect that. These few months, quoting the humans, I plunged the people into suffering, brought calamity to the world, by right should die ten thousand times, why is it that you did not want to kill me instead?”

Ghost Li was silent, watched the Beast Deity, the Beast Deity also looked at him, between the two men, that fire pit was silently burning, at the same time reflecting in their eyes.

“I should be trying to kill you?”

“Shouldn’t you?”

Silence for a long time, very long…

“Maybe!” On Ghost Li’s face, complicated expressions suddenly appeared, a few degrees of recollection, a few anguish and a few indistinct perplexion. Facing the world’s most fiendish devil evildoer, he instead seemed to be totally opened, not a single trace of indifference and detachment seen in front of others.

“If this was ten years ago, I would definitely wholeheartedly get rid of the evil for the world, even though I knew it would be beyond my power but however I would not retreat a single step. But now…”

Beast Deity stared at him, pressed him, “But?”

The perplexion on Ghost Li’s face deepened, slowly he said, “I suddenly just feel, this world, what concern is it to me? My lifetime wish, was only to live an ordinary life, I do not want to learn Taoism, do not want to cultivate to celestial, not even immortality.”

Beast Deity’s expression, suddenly changed too, the indistinct mocking smile in his eyes turned solemn, in them a few traces of perplexion similar to Ghost Li, as if something, touched some place deep inside his heart.

He suddenly asked, “Then what do you want exactly?”

Ghost Li indifferently smiled, slowly looked up to the sky, just that there was only darkness in this ancient cave, without a trace of light, he said, “I do not know, sometimes I too think of it, maybe if I could return to ten years ago, those days in Big Bamboo Valley? Or maybe, a wishful thinking to might as well return to when I was a kid, when I didn’t know anything, just that, “ he made a quiet bitter laugh, said, “In-between those rights and wrongs, debts and gratitudes, how can I cut it off and abandon?”

Beast Deity was silent for a moment, asked, “Do you regret?”

Ghost Li did not answer immediately, after a while, he again looked at Beast Deity, looking at the pair of eyes behind the firelight, shook his head.

Beast Deity coldly laughed, said, “According to you, you have half-a-lifetime of hardships, quite a lot of grieved past but when I asked you, you instead did not regret, how do you explain this?”

Ghost Li said, “Half of my life is full of ups and downs but many were beyond my control. I long to live my live ordinarily but was pulled into Buddhism and Taoism conflict; I long to cultivate peacefully but become part of Evil sect; I wished to wholeheartedly care about someone but instead sowed the roots of my feelings at the wrong place, when I understood who wholeheartedly cared about me…”

His face, a mournful expression slowly emerged, eventually he did not continue, after a long time, he quietly said, “Regret? How can I regret, what is the use if I regretted…”

Beast Deity quietly looked at that man standing there, ten years of time, did not carve out much traces of vicissitudes of life on his face, just that the figure standing there, appeared so exhausted. The Beast Deity couldn’t help but start to imagine, the young man ten years ago, what kind of life it was.

Between the two men, silence descended, as if both unknowingly sank into their pasts.

Everyone’s life, the past events, how many were worth for us to look back?

Ten years? Hundred years? Thousand years…

Or eventually they would still have to be worn down by time, quietly die off?

Beast Deity quietly pondered, the tiredness on his face increased, his eyes, slowly shifted to the direction of the cave entrance, separated by infinite darkness, at a very far place, there should still be a figure solitary standing there right?

This kind of life, but what kind of life was it?

He suddenly asked Ghost Li, “Say, what’s the point of living?”

“What is the point of living?...” Ghost Li quietly repeated once, silent for a long time, lifted his head and said, “I do not know, this life of mine, seems to be always living for others.”

Beast Deity was stunned, muttered to himself, “Living for others, then what about me! Who do I live for?”

Ghost Li was exceptionally astonished, he clearly did not expect Beast Deity would say such words, following which, he frowned, obviously recalled his words, felt surprised, that he would say such words.

After focusing himself, Ghost Li’s face again resumed composure, as if that instant of weakness, had disappeared, never once existed on him. He looked deeply at Beast Deity, said, “I came here today, is not to kill you.”

Beast Deity seemed somehow distracted, pondering about something, indifferently replied, “Oh, then what are you here for?”

Ghost Li pointed to the TaoTie beside him, said, “I came for it.”

Beast Deity frowned, a trace of surprise in his eyes, TaoTie instead reacted, glared with its bell-like huge eyes, opened its predator mouth and howled at Ghost Li, slowly stood up, full of murderous air. And the monkey seemed bewildered, slowly left TaoTie, ran back to Ghost Li’s feet, looked up at Ghost Li, as if could not understand its master’s words, but the next moment, it still went back to Ghost Li’s shoulder, just that its eyes kept glancing over to TaoTie.

Beast Deity snorted, said, “This is really strange, you are not here to kill me and instead for this TaoTie? What do you want with it?”

Ghost Li indifferently said, “It’s not me, there is someone who wants it, and that person’s instruction, if it’s reasonable, I have to help him.”

Beast Deity looked at him, suddenly laughed, said, “You owe the person a debt, right?”

Ghost Li was silent, said, “I indeed owe, many many, too many that I am unable to return in a lifetime, but this is none of your business.” He looked up, solemn, and stepped forward.

As his figure approached, the Beast Deity’s nostrils slightly shrank.

The fire reflected on Ghost Li’s face, the dancing shadows trembled, he calmly said, “I have no intention to be your foe, but looks like this is unavoidable.”

Beast Deity made a cold laugh [ha] to the sky, said, “You think with your level of cultivation, you can win over me?”

Ghost Li did not speak.

Also did not stop.

The muffled footsteps reverberated in the spacious space, there was no wind, but for some reason, the fire in this huge stone room started to move, the light gradually turned stronger.

The darkness like the nether world, silent and unfathomable, not knowing how many ferocious demons and evil spirits in there, watching the humans in this light.

Ghost Li walked towards the Beast Deity in the firelight.

Suddenly, the ball of fire rose, releasing dazzling light, the entire size of the fire was several times bigger than when it was burning peacefully. In the raging fire, a dragon-singing-like-sound was heard, reverberating far.

Following this sound, the entire stone room shook, the dragon-singing sound rose from low to high, from deep darkness it reverberated and never lost its momentum, instead the pitch went higher and higher, almost becoming a sharp whistle, until the end, it was already deafening like mountain shouting sea howling.

Ghost Li stopped, because that ball of raging fire was blocking in front of him, and in that fire, indistinctly, a pair of savage eyes was watching him.

The Beast Deity figure had already disappeared behind the firelight but his calm voice was clearly heard from the fire, said, “This is an age-old southern border formation passed down, named ‘Eight Savage Inferno Formation’, if you can break through it and survive, what you wish to do, I will let you.”

He had just finished speaking, almost at the same time, an angry roar erupted from the most dazzling part of the fire, the flames violently trembled and changed, the earth five chi around was completely burned, one could imagine the degree of heat around this fire.

Violent hot wind blew from ahead, Ghost Li’s clothes flapped in the wind but his expression seemed not to be affected at all, even Xiao Hui on his shoulder, only watched this fire without fear or pain. Just that, their expressions were solemn, anyone would know, this was just the beginning.

The first blood-red colour ferocious deity drawing, slowly appeared above the fire, that savage face and strange posture, was really identical to the drawing seen at FenXiang Valley Inferno Altar. Ghost Li stared at that drawing, complicated expression slowly revealed on his face.

One drawing followed by another, successively lit up, blood-red colour light around the raging fire gradually joined together, forming a round shape, circling that raging fireball.

The last blood-red light, when it merged under the fire, suddenly, the entire red halo shone brightly, red light exploded, even the fire within it was suppressed, closely following, a gust of extremely cruel vicious current, from thin air descended into this space. Deep within the ball of fire, that indistinct eyes, enlarged in that instant too.

[Roar!]

An angry roar shocking the sky, in that instant the entire stone room wavered, intense fire like evil spirits danced incessantly, moved wildly. Deep inside the fire, a ferocious huge beast with a clock of intense fire, roared and looked scornfully at the world, appeared.

Crimson Fire Beast!

Once guarding the FenXiang Valley Inferno Altar, this Devil Beast from the Eight Savage Inferno Formation passed down from the ancient shaman tribe, again appeared, and facing Ghost Li and Xiao Hui the second time, it involuntarily changed countenance. Xiao Hui bared its teeth, crouched at Ghost Li’s shoulder, facing that beast, it screeched in anger.

The Crimson Fire Beast huge body continued to emerge from the huge halo, first its huge head, then its shoulders, front paws, slowly, its body and hind legs. Following its appearance, the entire stone room’s temperature rose alarmingly, Ghost Li’s clothes even started to show signs of burn.

Finally, when the last part of the beast body appeared, the Crimson Fire Beast was completely shrouded in flames, standing before Ghost Li and Xiao Hui, Ghost Li was only half of the beast’s legs high. And behind this beast, the halo formed by the eight drawings, at times shone brightly, at times flashed, following behind the Crimson Fire Beast.

As if a ferocious devil, laughing hideously!

The smell of vicious currents, gushed over from all directions, the familiar feeling once again turbulent in the blood, Ghost Li even vaguely remembered, the last time at Inferno Altar, that intense fight.

Ghost Li did not move, only stared intently at that unparalleled Devil Beast.

The Crimson Fire Beast baring its fangs and brandishing its claws slowly turned its head over, a burst of heat wave was felt, the eyes which seemed to be burning, looked at Ghost Li, and the monkey on his shoulder.

The Crimson Fire Beast’s huge head paused, the next moment, it suddenly made an earthshaking deafening roar!

In that roar, it was full of anger, hatred and intense wish for revenge!

The raging flames, instantly like bursting, from red almost turned pure white, numerous fire sparks rose, forming into burning fireballs, spinning with high speed, its horrible head, abruptly opened its huge mouth, in its roar, bit down.

Before its head touched the ground, the surrounding ground was already cracked totally, innumerable flames like burning suns descending onto the mortal world, whistling madly pouncing, swallowing Ghost Li’s figure in an instant.

The flames raging up in that instant, like the climax after revelry, in full bloom!

And behind the fire, in the pair of tired eyes, was instead indifferent and not a single feeling of life’s grief and joy could be seen.

The darkness in the surroundings, silence all around, Lu XueQi and the rest had walked for a very long time in this ancient cave, although they were highly alert but after walking for so long, there was not a single attack or trouble.

In the darkness, the beautiful figure enveloped by gentle blue light, looking at Lu XueQi’s cold face from the darkness, it looked even more elegant and indescribable, against the darkness, it had an additional trace of mystery and cold.

As if, the legendary black lily quietly blooming in the darkness, growing for thousand years, only blooming for a moment.

The gazes behind her frequently glanced over, only Lu XueQi was already indifferent to all these. Her clear eyes, was only watching ahead, although there was only infinite darkness but in the darkness, it was as if there was something she wished to see.

She walked forward, never once turning back.

The darkness ahead of her quietly receded, then slowly merged in behind her, that kind of gentle figure, seemed especially conspicuous in the darkness, it even concealed the lights of those people behind her, looking at it, as if she was walking alone.

Suddenly, she stopped.

The people behind also stopped, LiXun vigilantly glanced around, walked up, was about to ask but suddenly was nonplussed, Lu XueQi’s face had complicated expressions, among it was extreme alertness.

And at that moment, the darkness which had been still, suddenly had a change, an indistinct gentle agitation, suddenly appeared from the darkness, then started to surge, became bigger, stronger…

In the darkness, something seemed to be slowly gathering, like howling, like bellowing but it was silent.

Then the next moment, it was coming, coming…

From somewhere ahead, a strong quake, following a muffled cry, rumbling from far to here, and swiftly turning big, from the depths of the cave, there was an unparalleled spiritual beast, howling to the sky!

The silent darkness, like being lit, started to be turbulent, deep inside the darkness, innumerable cries gushed over from all directions, for a moment everyone’s countenances changed.

LiXun retreated, quickly shouted, “Form a circle, defend carefully.”

FenXiang Valley people were all seasoned fighters, although shocked but were organized, gathered around and vigilantly watched ahead.

The surrounding stone walls started to tremble, as if some unknown huge forces started to emanate out, even the ground below started to quake. The darkness ahead, the strange stirrings became even stronger, as if responding to something, howling at something.

And at this earthshaking change of situation, Lu XueQi for some reason, did not step back, away from her companions who were forming a formation, she stood alone ahead in the darkness, as if ahead of the faint blue light, the darkness savagely looking at her, waiting to engulf her anytime.

Without any sign, a burst of heat wave, gushed out from the darkness, like a tsunami in this ancient cave, Lu XueQi’s body and hair floated up at the same time, just that her body, never once wavered.

The feeling of the heat wave, carried a few insanity, and even more unimaginable, deep inside this cave, the source of this force, what kind of scenario it was. Lu XueQi did not speak, only in this wild storm, watched the darkness savagely danced.

The raging heat wave!

She suddenly lifted her head.

The wind blew her frost-like face, in the eyes, there seemed to be an even blazing gaze burning deep inside the heart.

Deep within the darkness, far inside the darkness…

She suddenly whistled, her figure in this earthshaking, wild heat wave, going up against the wind, shooting into the darkness.

LiXun, Zeng ShuShu and the rest turned pale, confounded. LiXun was about to shout but that faint blue light, like an arrow leaving the bow, without any hesitation, disappeared in an instant.

He soundlessly stopped, after a long time did not speak.

Zeng ShuShu slowly walked to LiXun, patted his shoulder, LiXun did not look back at him.

The heat waves slowly weakened, the quakes gradually ceased, everything resumed back, if it was not for the rubbles in the surroundings, almost made one had the false impression that this was just an illusion in the darkness.

Just that, that beautiful figure which had already disappeared, clearly and correctly said, in this strange cave, dangers were all around.

LiXun silent for a moment, composed himself, was about to speak, suddenly a young FenXiang Valley disciple called out, “There is someone, who is there?”

The rest were shocked, looked ahead quickly, there was instead a flash of human figure, someone really walked out, the figure slender, walking coquettishly, it was a beautiful lady.

The group was nonplussed, for a moment they thought it was Lu XueQi returning.

LiXun was about to call out happily but suddenly, his smile froze, slowly turned livid, his eyes even had enmity, at the same time with a sneer, said, “It’s actually you…”

The lady heard human voices, seemed surprised, looked up and her countenance changed.

This woman’s face was elegant and beautiful, extremely coquettish, it was Jin PingEr.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Chapter 209 - Scheming


Southern border, Ten thousands great mountains.

Icy cold Yin wind gradually made one felt the chillness, the overcast dark clouds and the gradually emerging dim dark cave, all made that devil cave looked to be nearer. Lu XueQi and the rest stood several zhangs away from the Subdue Devil Cave, gazed towards the cave direction.

In the distance, a stone statue backfacing them, stood solitary before the cave entrance, other than that, there was no other things.

Li Xun looked at that cave, seemed strangely tense, quietly said, “It is here.”

The Yin wind howled, seemed to suddenly increase in pitch, made one shivered in fright. Lu XueQi, Zeng ShuShu, Li Xun etc were highly skilled, naturally did not fear the Yin energy emanating from this Yin wind, and several FenXiang Valley disciples who came with them, were also personally chosen experts, mostly did not looked uncomfortable.

Zeng ShuShu turned back and said, “The demon energy here is as expected extremely heavy, but we have been watching for a long time, not a single demon beast appear, this is somewhat strange.”

Lu XueQi nodded but her cold clear gaze never changed, indifferently said, “Since we are here, let’s go over, whatever demon or evil, we can deal with it earlier.” After speaking, without waiting for Li Xun and the rest to reply, walked straight over.

Li Xun and Zeng ShuShu looked at each other, Zeng ShuShu made a dry laugh, shrugged his shoulders, followed along. Li Xun looked at that beautiful girl’s figure from the back, sighed, to him, that figure had appeared countless times in his dreams but when he really had a chance to be together, they seemed to be even further apart.

He was silent for a moment, waved his hand, summoned his junior brothers behind and also followed along.

In the distance, near that mysterious stone figure outside the cave, suddenly a black figure flashed into the cave, it was Black Wood.

Almost as if following Black Wood’s figure, a low howl was heard suddenly from deep inside the cave, it was that ferocious spirit Black Tiger’s voice, the illusory mist started to form, the ferocious spirit looked to be appearing soon.  

And at this time, Black Wood who was concealing behind his black clothes, suddenly spoke out, “Big brother, don’t come out first, listen to me.”

The ferocious spirit’s voice coldly laughed, but the white mist was still gathering, clearly ignoring Black Wood’s voice, said, “Bastard, you still dare to come back?”

Black Wood standing in the shadow at a corner of the cave, said, “After you materialize, you will alert the people who are coming over, today the number of people coming to Subdue Devil Cave is unceasing, the reason for it, don’t tell me you still don’t know?”

The white mist suddenly stiffened in the air, did not continue to increase but did not look like it was dispersing.

After a moment, Black Tiger’s voice coldly said, “What do you mean?”

Black Wood coldly said, “They are here, obviously is to deal with that person inside the cave, no matter what, isn’t this what you are hoping for? Moreover you have already let some in earlier, now allowing more to go in, why not?”

Outside the cave, footsteps were heard distantly, the group of people were nearing this ancient cave.

White mist suddenly dispersed, the strong Yin wind gusting out from the cave, in an instant disappeared, almost at the same time, Black Wood’s figure also submerged into the darkness.

Lu XueQi, Zeng ShuShu, LiXun and the rest, reached the Subdue Devil Cave.

Zeng ShuShu carefully peered into the cave, frowned, clearly towards this unfathomable and heavy with demon energy place, felt uneasy.

And standing beside him LiXun, similar to him, also frowning but his expression, indistinct surprise and astonishment revealed in his eyes, walked slowly around the cave but nothing happened, there was no other sounds other than the chilling strong wind.

This seemed to make LiXun bewildered, he stared at the cave, was silent, seemed to be contemplating.

Different from the two guys, before this cave, Lu XueQi very quickly focused her attention from the cave quiet darkness to the lonely female statue, she slowly walked to it, watching carefully.

The stone statue after experiencing countless of weather, from top to bottom eroded signs were clearly seen but as if she felt something, Lu XueQi instead clearly saw, the statue expression was still that lifelike, her face was slightly grieved, carrying a trace of sadness, also in her eyes, looked lost, quietly watching this mysterious ancient cave, as if expecting something, but also seemed to be pouring out her heart?

Just that in these ten thousand years, who have heard her heartfelt words?


“Lu junior sister, Lu junior sister!”

Suddenly, a few surprised calls were heard, Lu XueQi got a shock, involuntarily stepped back, came out of her inexplicable trance, looked to the side.

Zeng ShuShu looked bewildered, and concerned, said, “Lu junior sister, I called you a few times, why is it that you seem not to have heard it at all?”

Lu XueQi’s face turned slightly pale, slowly tightened her hands but did not know since when, her palms were actually full of cold sweat. She inhaled deeply, calmed down, indifferently said, “Nothing, did you all discover something?”

Zeng ShuShu shook his head, said, “No, other than the gusts of Yin wind, not even a trace of a demon beast.” Speaking, he turned to LiXun, said, “Li senior brother, what did you discover?”

LiXun was silent for a moment, shook his head too, said, “Nothing, but there is something really strange here…”

Zeng ShuShu asked curiously, “Strange, what strange?”

LiXun was surprised, quickly with a dry laugh, said, “Nothing, I only feel that since this is the demon beast lair, how is it that there is not a single demon beast, and so felt strange.”

Zeng ShuShu laughed, said, “You are right, I am also feeling bewildered! What do you say Lu junior sister?”

Lu XueQi did not answer immediately, a glint flashed past her clear eyes, again glanced at LiXun.

LiXun for some reason, suddenly coughed once, turned and looked at other disciples, said, “The few of you come over, don’t stay too far away.”

Lu XueQi was silent for a moment, turned back again to glance at the statue, said, “Regardless, we are already here, so there wouldn’t be giving up halfway, let’s go in!”

Zeng ShuShu nodded, said, “That’s right.” He turned to LiXun said, “Li senior brother, what do you think?”

LiXun was still frowning, he seemed to be worrying about something but the next moment, he still said, “Lu junior sister is right, we better still go on in!”

Zeng ShuShu turned and said, “Since it is so, let’s go in! But this place is after all unusual, we better be more careful. Why not like this, I will first lead the way, Lu junior sister you will be in the centre, Li senior brother you will take the rear, the other disciples will be in the middle, ok?”

LiXun nodded, was about to reply when Lu XueQi indifferently said, “This is not good, better change!”

Zeng ShuShu and LiXun was surprised, Zeng ShuShu said, “Lu junior sister, what do you mean?”

Lu XueQi said, “I will walk in front, Zeng senior brother will be at the rear, the rest and Li senior brother in the middle! Li senior brother and the rest are all FenXiang Valley disciples, in case something happens, there will be someone who can direct.”

LiXun’s countenance changed, looked like he wanted to speak but Zeng ShuShu already smiled and said, “Ah! You are right too, why didn’t I think of this, Lu junior sister words are logical too, let’s do it then.”

LiXun frowned but eventually kept quiet, did not speak and considered accepting it.

Lu XueQi looked at him, turned and speak to Zeng ShuShu, “Zeng senior brother, you will walk the last, your view is better and can see the whole situation, devise strategy on your own will.”

Zeng ShuShu smiled, at an angle where LiXun and the rest were unable to see, backfacing them, winked at Lu XueQi and then smiled and said, “Lu junior sister don’t worry, with me at the back, don’t have to fear any trouble, ha ha ha…”

Lu XueQi looked deeply at Zeng ShuShu, a faint trace of smile also revealed at the corner of her lips but immediately disappeared. Even though so, this moment of elegance, had already caused some of the FenXiang Valley young disciples who sneaked glances at her frequently, their hearts to be in a turmoil, some even couldn’t help but sighed.

LiXun snorted, his face stern, immediately all of the strange sounds disappeared.

Lu XueQu’s expression again turned cold, glanced around, said, “We are going in.” After speaking, walked in first.

Zeng ShuShu turned and said to LiXun, “Li senior brother, let’s go too!”

LiXun nodded, gestured to the other disciples and followed.

LiXun and the rest followed into the cave, Zeng ShuShu seemed unhurried, gazed for a while at the scenery and seemed to be contemplating something. The next moment, he mysteriously smiled and slowly walked in.

The deep muffled footsteps reverberated in the darkness, the cave again descended into silence. As the footsteps became quieter, and further, finally disappearing, a figure suddenly appeared in the darkness, Black Wood slowly walked out, towards the stone statue, silently watching.

Behind Black Wood, the illusory white mist slowly drifted, gathered, Black Tiger’s huge figure appeared.

Black Tiger did not immediately speak to Black Wood, watched the darkness in the cave for a long time, suddenly coldly laughed, said, “These Central Plains men, incessantly jockeying for power, even when they are here, they are still contending.”

Black Wood turned over and indifferently said, “Human hearts have always been like this, not to say them, even you and I, even the Lady at that time, aren’t we all too?”

“What?” Black Tiger huge body suddenly turned around, due to the speed, a muffled sound was similar to a wild beast roar was heard, when his face was seen again, he was full of fury, extremely savage, he was heard bellowing, “What did you say, you dare to despise Lady, and just right in front of her?”

Before the terrible spirit, Black Wood looked especially small but for some reason, though his face was obscure, but from his calm voice, he did not seem to fear the slightest, there was more instead which sounded like deep tiredness.

“Big brother, if Lady did not scheme at that time, for so many years, what do you think could cause an eternal demon to be sealed up in this ancient cave?”

The spirit Black Tiger looked nonplussed but obviously he did not wish to acknowledge this point, hollered, “What nonsense are you talking about, that was because at that time Lady…”

“Enough!” Suddenly, Black Wood acting out of character, actually shouted out, broke Black Tiger’s words, “Don’t keep saying Lady, Lady, the amount of respect for Lady, mine will not lose out to you.”

Black Tiger’s huge body froze, a stunned look revealed on his face, after a long time, he did not get angry, he instead looked to have calmed down, appraised this former kin from top to bottom.

He suddenly laughed, then faintly said, “What happened to you, in the past you would never talk to me like that?”

Black Wood seemed to make a mocking laugh at himself, slowly looked at that lady statue, said, “Yes! I will never speak like that in the past, but why is it that I am like this now? I too do not know, and who can tell me?”

Black Tiger coldly said, “That is your own affair, I am not interested and do not wish to know, you only need to tell me something.”

Black Wood stared blankly at LingLong stone statue, asked, “What is it?”

Black Tiger said, “Initially it was you who betrayed the instructions left behind by Lady, committing treason, secretly assisted that evildoer to retrieve southern border five tribes five sacred weapons, resurrected him. But today why do ask me to allow humans into the cave, with intention to do him harm?”

Black Wood’s gaze never left LingLong’s statue, after a long time, his deep voice with anguish, said, “When Lady sealed up the Beast Deity, she was wrong; We followed Lady, sought that immortality spell and so created this kind of monster, we were also wrong; I thought the Beast Deity didn’t deserve the blame, but I never expected that he vented his anger on the common people, and to the extent of creating this catastrophe calamity, I am also wrong.”

He laughed miserably, suddenly turned, opened his arms, his voice desolate, hollered to the sky.

“Wrong!...Wrong!...Wrong!...So we are all wrong…”

That shout reverberated far, the mountains resonated, just that the Heaven and Earth were cold and detached, as if nothing had ever changed, coldly watching this mortal world.

Black Tiger’s huge body stood aside, watching Black Wood’s sudden agonized figure, also became quiet, did not speak, only quietly stood beside him, in his eyes, the complicated gaze glimmered faintly, just that, there was not a trace of tears.

Whether it was him or Black Wood, in this desolate world, for ten thousands of years, had already lost the right to cry!

Lu XueQi walking within the cave, suddenly seemed to sense something, stopped, turned and glance, but there was only darkness behind, other than silent, there was no other sound.

Just that that sudden palpitation, surged and tossed in her heart, for a long time it never calmed.

LiXun who was not far behind, said, “Lu junior sister, what is it, did you discover something?”

Lu XueQu in the darkness, slowly turned, looked ahead, over there, was another stretch of darkness.

She was silent for a moment in the darkness, then quietly said, “Nothing, let’s continue!”

She breathed deeply, bestirred herself, held her head high and walked, the darkness in front of her quietly scattered, because from her hand, TianYa Celestial Sword slowly lit up, warm faint blue light softly enveloped her, looking like an illusion.

Behind her, not knowing how many held their breaths in that moment.

However, that beautiful figure, walked decidedly towards the darkness, looked somehow lonely but without any trace of hesitation.

This stretch of path, this kind of life, how should it be passed?

She did not turn around.

Deep within the cave.

The fire quietly burned within the ancient brazier, if looked carefully, one would discovered the firelight under the brazier, there was no firewood or oil-like flammable things, this unceasing fire, was actually a fire with no source.

The fire flickered in the air, its tongue licking, illuminating the Beast Deity’s face, also reflecting out that gradually approaching man’s figure.

Ghost Li walked to the other side of the firelight, his face in the light, slowly emerged, at the same time he saw that familiar face in front.

Beast Deity who was still sitting on that small stone platform smiled, assessed Ghost Li, said, “I know sooner or later someone will come but didn’t expect that you’ll the first, “He paused for a moment, smiled and said, “Looking at your expression when you see me, you don’t seemed to be surprised, is it that when we met previously, you already knew my identity?”

Ghost Li slowly shook his head, facing this man who looked young and gentle, it was really hard to link him to that demon beast which brought the calamity to the world, just that, it was instead the truth.

“I guessed it after that.” He indifferently replied.

Beast Deity looked at him, gently said, “Oh, I am instead very intrigue, how did you guess it, from the rumours my appearance, or my clothes, or from my actions you guessed my identity?”

“All are wrong.” Ghost Li said.

Beast Deity seemed piqued, said, “Oh, then what is it?”

Ghost Li glanced beside him, said, “It’s that.”

Beast Deity slowly nodded, said, “That is right, this is instead the best way, definitely will not go wrong.”

Beside him, the ferocious beast TaoTie growled.

Beast Deity stretched out his hand, from far, Ghost Li could even see that that hand was strangely fair, almost not a human hand, that hand was so withered that it seemed like the Great Shaman’s hand whom he saw in the Seven Miles Cave.

Just that, the hand which seemed feeble, after gently patted a few times, TaoTie seemed to be reassured, quietened down, slowly lay on the ground. And at the same time, Xiao Hui which had been staying at Ghost Li’s shoulder slowly slipped down, scratched its head, looked at Ghost Li and the Beast Deity, seemed like it could sense that there wasn’t the expected animosity between the two people.

It thought for a while, then slowly, slowly inched towards TaoTie. TaoTie clearly also noticed this, turned its head around, watched that grey three-eyed monkey approaching. Soon, Xiao Hui came near the TaoTie, grinned and spread out its hands, its tail behind also swayed, following which, it slowly stretched out its hand, reaching towards TaoTie’s head.

Ghost Li and the Beast Deity, both for the moment watching Xiao Hui, but both of them did not speak, only quietly watched.

Watching Xiao Hui, Ghost Li’s heart suddenly moved, many years ago, when he was still that ordinary Zhang Xiao Fan, at Big Bamboo Valley, Xiao Hui also approached Big Huang who was reared by Tian BuYi.

TaoTie slowly stretched its body but did not stand up, to it, it seemed to be somehow perplexed. It turned to look at its master, the Beast Deity seemed absent-minded, couldn’t tell if he had any unpleased expression and so it turned back, Xiao Hui’s hand seemed to be reaching its head.

From TaoTie’s nose, it suddenly blew out snort, as if a warning. Xiao Hui jumped, took back its hands but then realized TaoTie did not show signs of attacking, only watching it warily.

Xiao Hui [he he] laughed, jumped up and down a few times on the ground, suddenly leapt forward, jumped to where TaoTie was. TaoTie was shocked, shrank back but Xiao Hui had already slowly patted its head. To Xiao Hui, TaoTie that savage ferocious beast’s head seemed to be an intimate place.

TaoTie’s bloody mouth made a low groan, seemed to be grumbling but the next moment, it slowly again lazily lay on the ground, using its arm to support its head, looked sleepy. And Xiao Hui also lay on its body, at times making [zhi zhi zhi zhi] light laughter, slowly patting TaoTie’s head.

Between the two spiritual beasts, there seemed to be no more misunderstandings.

Ghost Li and the Beast Deity’s gazes, slowly looked away, for a moment silent.

For unknown length of time, Beast Deity suddenly smiled and said, “Actually, they are instead happier than us, isn’t it?”

Ghost Li did not speak.