The Inverted Dragon's Scale Chapter 191-194
Chapter 191: The new king of the dragon clan!
His voice was sorrowful and overflowing with resentment.
The despair and deep regret that penetrated deep into the marrow had not diminished or faded away, despite the passing of tens of thousands of years.
On the contrary, following the gradual change and transformation of the world, it only became increasingly clear and deep.
For every one more day that he lived, he felt even more guilt towards his own clan.
For every one more day that his enemy lived, he blamed himself even more.
In his endless life, he only has one wish, one purpose: to kill the traitors, to destroy the human
"Because of my reckless words, my clan fought with the Abyss demons. Because of my stupidity, my clan was massacred by those deceitful and vile human beings. Because of me——Because of me, my clan suffered from such a disastrous calamity, that almost wiped out the entire clan——"
"Those cunning human beings, those filthy killers, those traitorous bastards, those high and mighty kings of the nine nations——They went back on their words, they are disgusting, hateful and even more savage and frightening than the demons from the abyss. At least, they know how to keep their promises and abide by the spirit of honouring contractual obligations. To human beings, there is nothing that should be respected, as long as it is advantageous to them, they have no scruples about stepping across the line——"
"Why?" Li Muyang was in extremely upset. Thinking of the betrayal, the massacre of friendly forces, his heart thudded with pain almost to the point of bleeding. "Why would they do that? The dragon clan was their friend, the heroes who helped them defeat the Abyss demons——Why would they do that? Isn't it better to live in peace? What if the Barbarians invade again?"
"Because they were afraid." The eyes were very firm. "Because they were afraid of the power of the Dragon Clan, worried that the existence of dragons would affect their dominance and the Dragon Clan would become the true heroes of mankind, while they are nothing——They did not even dare to let the billions of people know that it was only because they implored the Dragon Clan for assistance, that they were able to defeat the Barbarians and drive them away, and protect the people who trust and worship them."
"So, they decided to massacre the Dragon Clan and eliminate all dragons. Then, they could claim the victory against the Barbarians. Those who feared of being killed by the Barbarians will see them as gods, call them Dragon Slayer heroes——without the threat of the mighty Dragon Clan, they'll be safe and sleep without worries. They can occupy the divine continent for generations, and there will never be another more powerful race threatening and jeopardizing them. There will never be another race that would become the heroes of mankind. They will be the real heroes, they will be the nation's only saviours."
"They deserve to die." Li Muyang said through gritted teeth.
"When they launched their attack, the Dragon Clan was at its weakest. So they succeeded. They conserved energy and built up strength, and arranged an ambush. They attacked the Dragon Clan who was unguarded at that time——In order to cover up their crime, they discarded dragon bones into Qianjiang, dying Qianjiang red. Dragon blood is hot, and dragon souls are difficult to extinguish. So Qianjiang became Nujiang. From time to time, huge waves will rear up in Nujiang, and it will sometimes howl in anger. That is the wailing and lament of the soul of my elite dragon clan——"
"Vile. Despicable." Li Muyang was completely on the side of the Dragon clan, clenched his fist in anger. "Then? How did you——how did you enter my body?"
"After I killed the King of the Barbarians and his tens of strong subordinates, I sustained serious injury and my strength weakened. When I retreated to a safe area, I was stabbed by my trusted human friends——injured severely——huge changes happened, it was problematic. At the same time, dozens of members of the elite human race surrounded me and tried to quickly kill me. I exhausted my power to break out and waited till the rest of my body healed before seeking vengeance on the human race."
"What I did not expect, was that after I had killed a number of those Dragon Slayer heroes who were involved in the Battle of Nujiang, I was being watched by that damn fire bird——"
"Damn fire bird?" Li Muyang asked puzzledly. "Who is it?"
"The Phoenix." The expression in the eyes became complicated.
"Phoenix?" Li Muyang exclaimed, his mouth wide open. "I thought mythological animals only exist in ancient myths——Of course, I also thought dragons were too. I didn't believe that dragons really exist in the world."
"She is my friend."
"I understand, my teachers have said before, birds of a feather flock together, people are divided into groups, the same kinds of people hang out together, the landlord's friends are also landlords. The friends of mythological animals are also mythological animals——"
Li Muyang could say no more. Isn't he talking about himself?
"The Phoenix is the mother of the human race; they have inherited the responsibility to protect human and ensure the continuation of their bloodline for generations——She knew I was going to eliminate the human race, so when I wanted to burn cities and destroy the nations, she came to stop me over and over again. Finally, after endless battles, it was impossible to separate ourselves anylong. Our battle finally attracted heavenly calamity. I gathered my lifetime of cultivation, knowledge and memory to focus it into a teardrop——"
"The Tear of the Dragon King."
"That's right, that's what worldly people calls it——It actually is a dragon soul——For tens of thousand of years, the soul of the Dragon King remains imperishable. As long as there is still a glimmer of spirit, there is a chance of revival. But for those clan members who tried to save you just now and had their souls scattered into pieces, they will never have the chance to be resurrected——"
"Dragon can be resurrected?" Li Muyang felt he was listening to The Arabian Nights. Everything is a mystery within a mystery, convoluted, every word is earth-shattering. His little heart couldn't handle it at all.
"Dragons are born half divine beings. Although they are not immortal like those celestial beings, they can recast flesh under the Dragon Clan Mantra. Of course, only the golden dragon king can. It is impossible for an ordinary dragon to revive other clan members——That's why the dragon clan is deferential to the dragon king——because only the dragon king has the chance of becoming a golden dragon after three changes, and then can choose the loyal and courageous to revive, granting them the chane of a second life——"
"Not even you?" Li Muyang's eyes wide in shock as he asked: "You also can't revive the dragon clan? What level are you?"
"My rank is classified as the black dragon." There was pride in his eyes as he said this. Of course, such proud emotions were fleeting, and soon disappeared without a trace. "The most useless black dragon king in history."
"What are the three changes? How many times have you changed? How many times is there left for you to become a golden dragon?" Li Muyang asked with a look of excitement spreading across his face. "When you become a golden dragon, can you can help your clan revive?"
"Yes." The eyes said in a resolute and determined manner. "As long as I can become a golden dragon, I can revive my clan——"
"Great." Li Muyang sighed a breath of relief. "You have to work hard. Even if you can't avenge your clan, as long as they are all restored to life, is that not also a happy event?"
"It's you who has to work hard."
"What does that mean?"
"Strictly speaking, I'm already dead. Once the body self-explodes, the energy also disappears, and only a wisp of spirit remains in the Tear of the Dragon King——Which is why I can talk to you. You're not in the six states, rather I pulled you into the space of the Tear of the Dragon King——I have died, but you still have a chance. You have inherited my mantle and when you merge with the Tear of the Dragon King, you are the new King of the Dragon Clan——You must live, you must work hard, and then revive the dead, restore the dragon clan——"
Li Muyang really wanted to slap himself in the face till his face was swollen.
Why did he have to bring up such a topic?
The things that the uncle in front of him——no old uncle——no, old, old, old grandpa that had lived for tens of thousands of years could not manage to accomplish such a task. How could a youngster like him be able to?
Furthermore, he was now clear about the situation of the dragon clan. In the divine continent, everyone wants to be a Dragon Slayer hero. If they knew he's a dragon, not to mention he plans to revive the dead and restore the dragon clan, whether or not he could protect his own little life was an unknown question——
"If I am able, I will do my best. However, I'm afraid I won't be able to even if I work hard, I'm afraid I will disappoint elder's trust——"
Li Muyang looked sincerely at the pair of eyes and answered slowly and cautiously, as if weighing his words before he said them: "Why don't elder give the Tear of the Dragon King to someone else?"
"What?" The pair of eyes grew angry. "You don't want to?"
"It's not that I don't want to, I'm just——afraid I won't do well."
"Cowardly and weak like a mouse? You want to be a trash that is insulted and abused by everyone?" His words were like thorns.
Li Muyang said with a little temper: "I admit it, I'm a little afraid. I'm cowardly and weak like a mouse, but at least I can still live. If I slammed my chest and promised your request, then I am deceiving you and deceiving myself——I have no confidence, no confidence at all. What you couldn't achieve, how can you expect me to do so by myself?"
The anger in the eyes faded, the way he looked at Li Muyang gentled: "I know, I was a little too forceful. However, when my body of energy exploded, the Tear of the Dragon King automatically entered your body——The scales on the back of your hand, is the essence of the Tear of the Dragon King. Most of the time you didn't even notice its existence——"
Li Muyang lifted his hand and examined it, when the eyes looked at Li Muyang and said: "No need to look for it, it's in the flesh, it's impossible see with earthly eyes."
"The Tear of the Dragon King has chosen its master. I cannot change it, and it cannot be transferred to others——If I could, I also want to do so——"
"——" Li Muyang was furious. How could this old dragon suddenly insult people?
Chapter 192: Forcibly fuse!
That pair of eyes, clear as a flame, understood Li Muyang's psychological activity. His voice changed greatly to a more dignified tone when he said: "The Dragon Clan are born as half divine beings, with growth and cultivation, every one of us would possess remarkable powers. Even though many dragons can't change shape, but growing scales and magical claws, and sending dragon breath across imperial waters are our basic skills and abilities. This is the advantage of our clan, and human can hardly contend against this power."
"Moreover, the dragon clan has a strict ranking system, which is intensely competitive. For every promotion, they would need to be assessed and compete against other outstanding members. Select the most outstanding from a group of outstanding. And only the best is qualified to become a divine dragon commander, and then, from the three most outstanding divine dragon commanders, select the next dragon king——the physique of the human body is already weak, and you're the weak of the weak."
Li Muyang became boiling with anger. "My body turned like this, who is responsible? If you had not forcibly entered my body, would I have become a trash? Besides, I was just a newborn baby at that time and did not have the ability to defend myself. I'm lucky to be alive, and you almost killed me——Now you're blaming me for being a weakling?"
"I chose you, but your body could not withstand the immense energy of the dragon's soul. Even now you still have not been able to merge with the Tear of the Dragon King, and could only absorb bits and pieces——Even so, you're already a young outstanding talent of West Wind Kingdom. Don't you think it would be a good idea to replace you? If I choose a better and more powerful existence to inherit my mantle and ambition, then at that time, possessing the Tear of the Dragon King, he will be the most powerful person in the entire Starry Sky, who in this world can stop him?"
"——" Li Muyang was speechless. But thinking carefully, what he said was very reasonable.
"However, since the will of the heaven have chose you, both you and I can't change this fact. Now you and I have already fused into one, you have me, and I have you. Then let it be, and we shall comply with the will of the heaven." The voice was somewhat sad. Evidently, the old dragon, having placed such a heavy burden and great responsibility on such an unreliable young man, was not confident that he would succeed. "From your emotions I feel that you're a fair and kind man. You sympathise with the dragons and are willing to fight for the souls that were wronged. So, I'll leave it all to you."
"Wait——" Li Muyang shouted. "You said leave the rest of the things to me——what's left?"
"Revive the dead, restore the Dragon Clan."
"Is that the only thing?"
"Avenge my clan." The voice became cold and cruel, echoed all around Li Muyang, and resonated in his head, causing him an intense pain. "Let those traitors pay with their blood."
A hesitant look crossed Li Muyang's face. "I really want to help you, but you also know that the dragon clan was killed by the king of the nine countries and all the human elites. Do you want me to fight them all on my own?"
"What? Don't you have faith in yourself? The eyes grew angry. "You are the high and mighty Dragon King, you will inherit all my divine energy and treasures, and you will become the richest man in the vast divine continent——isn't that enough?"
Li Muyang pondered for a moment, before he responded: "If I really did, destroy the nine countries, kill all the elites of human race, at that time——what if the Barbarians invade again, who will be there to defend against them?"
"That's the business of the human race. What does that have to do with you? You're now a dragon, and even if you don't want to admit it, all humans will think of you as a dragon——When your identity is revealed, when they know of your true identity, they will attack you from all sides and think of thousands of ways to kill you. Just like the way they massacred the dragon clan back then. Do you think they will still treat you as their people? Do you think they have any kindness or justice?"
"If you don't tell anyone, and I don't tell anyone, they will never know my identity?"
"That's impossible." He said with an amused glint in his eyes. "The Tear of the Dragon King has entered your body, your body already possess a dragon soul. You have not fused with it, so the people have not yet sensed a dragon's presence yet. But when you gradually merge with it, the aura of dragon inside your body would turn more and more intense. At that time, do you still think you can deceive the strong people of the world?"
"What if I don't fuse with it?"
"Did you want to fuse with it before? And the result? Were you able to control every single changes in your body?"
"Elder, it's not that I don't want to promise you, and it's not that I'm speaking for human. After knowing the secret, I don't have a good opinion of the royal families and the elites, and I feel their methods are despicable——But, I have parents and a sister, and people I really care about. If I really had the ability to destroy the nine countries, kill the elites of human, and cause great chaos to the divine continent, then when the Barbarians invade, what about my family and sister? What about those who really care about me and love me? I have to be considerate to them."
"Elder, I can deceive you, I can accept all your conditions now, and waited till you really disappear, then you wouldn't know. But I don't want to deceive you, because I think you're a——dragon worthy of respect, and also someone who changed my life and fate. I do not know whether this is a blessing or a curse, but to have the opportunity to achieve the first place in the Kingdom's imperial exam, the chance to enter Starry Sky Academy and learn from other strong people in Starry Sky, even the thought of it is exciting enough."
"Literature should be full of ups and down and not dull and ordinary, people should be the same. All young people hope to embark on a blood stimulating journey that is full of unknown, every young person hope to be able to become a hero of mankind and be written into songs and poems——Thank you, thank you for your existence, thank you for changing my life. If not, I would have just been an ordinary teenager in Jiangnan city, achieve average grades, admit into an ordinary school, and finally have a quiet and ordinary life. When I'm old and can't move, lying in the courtyard under the grape tree and think back, the most memorable thing would be breaking the front teeth of a bad boy from another district——"
"I've experience a life like that, so I'm afraid of a life like that. I'm very grateful to you and also respect you very much. I don't like to lie, I don't want to promise you what I can't do——I'm not going to deceive you. Even if you wouldn't see me deceiving you, that's still deceiving. Can you understand?"
"I can." The eyes looked firmly at Li Muyang before he continued in a low voice. "But there are things that both you and I cannot change. In this world, you can't always do what you like. You will understand the true meaning of this later. Well, I don't have much time, I need to give you a little gift before I leave."
"What gift?" Li Muyang asked. Thinking to himself: you just gave me the Tear of the Dragon King. You're only a wisp of spirit in the tear, what else can you give me?
"Soon you will know." The pair of eyes reluctantly looked at Li Muyang, his voice immensely sorrowful: "Live well. Remember, after you possess mountains of treasure, you still need to work hard, diligently practice to improve yourself, and only then you can become a true strong person of Starry Sky——And only then, after three changes, become a golden dragon. At that time, you are the world's supreme master, you have the ability to revive the dead, you can give our deceased clan a second life——Pacify Nujiang's wrath, and make it so that Dragon Slaying Canyon no longer slay dragons."
After that, the eyes vanished from the dark sky.
On the back of Li Muyang's hand, a black scale rose slowly.
It hovered atop Li Muyang's head, rotating at a speed visible to the naked eye.
Abruptly, it began to thread its way through Li Muyang's head.
Li Muyang felt his head splitting, as if a worm was trying to bite through his flesh into the top of his head and suck his skull and brain inside.
"Pain——" Li Muyang cried, before he yelled: "It hurts."
He clutched his head, trying to stop the piece of black scale.
But the scale easily penetrated through his palm——
It looked like a scale, but invisible. Li Muyang's hand could not touch it at all.
It rotated a little, as though it was attempting to drill a small hole in Li Muyang's head, and then go in to take a rest or occupy Li Muyang's mind.
It pierced his flesh, and then began to make its way into his skull.
Li Muyang ached like he was beaten half-dead, with his whole body drenching in sweat, finally he lay on the ground thrashing around in pain.
Li Muyang finally understood, what was the gift the old dragon said he would give him.
He forcibly helped Li Muyang fuse with the Tear of the Dragon King. Before the Tear of the Dragon King was attached to his palm and could not enter the depths of his body and truly integrate into one with him.
Now, he wants Li Muyang to really have the Tear of the Dragon King, he wants Li Muyang to become a real dragon, the King of the Dragon Clan——
Worst of all, Li Muyang was unable to bear the immense power. Without enough strength, he could not support the entry of such tremendous force. He needed his external assistance.
Li Muyang was dizzied by a sudden influx of information and a large number of images.
Everything darkened as he passed into unconsciousness.
Chapter 193: Stupa City collapses!
Deep in the mountains, at the shore of the cold lake.
Qiandu stared unblinkingly at the surface of the lake, while Lin Canghai stood beside her, saying quietly: "They've still not come up yet. Most likely there is no chance of them coming up—"
"We have searched the bottom of the lake, yet saw no signs of Li Muyang. Even though we killed the Three-eyed Ice Toad——we did not see Li Muyang's body inside. I feel there is a greater mystery——" Qiandu said reluctantly.
"The cold lake is unfathomable, countless dangerous currents, and there are many underwater cracks and caverns. We could only conduct a superficial search——Would that Three-eyed Ice Toad havedigested Li Muyang already? After all, such a huge monster, its digestion ability must be extremely strong——Besides, wouldn't there be other animals that might eat him too? After they ate Li Muyang, it's not impossible for them to hide in a place where no one can find them——"
"I believe he's still alive." Qiandu said in a low voice.
"I hope so." Lin Canghai replied in a helpless tone. He did not want to believe that Li Muyang had died, but was not too optimistic about the situation right now. How long can an ordinary person stay at the bottom of the lake? How long can they stay at the bottom of the lake?
Although he was unaware of Li Muyang's current cultivation state, but it's impossible for him to be better than him and Qiandu.
Even he and sister Wang could not hold on for too long, how long could Li Muyang stay in that lake for? Even if he was not killed by the ugly Three-eyed Ice toad, he would have ran out of breath or frozen to death in the ice water.
"I also believe Qiji is still alive." Chu Xun said, clasping his sword, his red eyes scanning the surface of the cold lake. As though he might jump in at any time.
"Chu Xun, where did you go?" Why didn't we see you at the bottom of the lake?" Lin Canghai asked.
"The lake is so vast, the bottom is completely dark, how would you know where I was?" Chu Xun grunted coldly.
Lin Canghai also felt he thought too much. He had witnessed Chu Xun's feelings forLu Qiji before. He apologetically explained: "You're right. I didn't mean anything, I just thought we should work together——"
Chu Xun swept a glance over Qiandu and Lin Canghai, his attitude finally changed, saying in a low voice: "Thank you."
"We did what's right." Qiandu said.
The water splashed in all directions.
A white figure propelled up and out of the cold lake, creating great huge waves.
"Qiji——" Chu Xun immediately yelled. He flew into the air, rushing to hug Lu Qiji, and exclaimed in delight: "Qiji, you're alive. You're not dead——Good. Good. It really is great——"
Lu Qiji cast a glance at Chu Xun and said without the slightest emotion: "I'm fine."
"I'm glad you're okay. I was scared to death, I thought you were——"
"Let go." Lu Qiji said aloud.
Her soaked clothes stuck to her body, highlighted her curves. Chu Xun's hug made her very uncomfortable.
Lu Qiji descended to the ground, Chu Xun also followed.
Qiandu and Lin Canghai also rushed over. Qiandu looked at Lu Qiji and asked urgently: "Where is Li Muyang?"
"Li Muyang?" Lu Qiji was momentarily in a trance, then she shook her head from side to side as she replied: "I have not seen him."
"What? You've not seen Li Muyang?" Lin Canghai was deeply worried, anxiously said: "Then where did Li Muyang go? He's not——really dead?" ——
"This is 'The art of traveling through clouds and summoning rain,'. I wish you will quickly comprehend it and not fall behind the clan members—–"
"From today onwards, you're the new king of the dragon clan. I hope you will inherit great achievements, restore the dragon clan, make a lasting contribution, bring prosperity to the dragon clan——"
"Kill him——kill him, kill these monsters——"
Li Muyang simply felt he had a long dream.
In his mind emerged countless images, people, as well as a variety of sacred characters, sword technique and mnemonic chant, which rotated rapidly, like a path of light and shadow flashing across, like landslide and flood surging forth——But when he reached out to touch them, the information 'exploded' with a loud thud and dazzling golden light, and then his mind went completely blank.
At the end of the golden light was a girl dressed in white.
Li Muyang could see her waist, soft like spring breeze, her cheerful steps like the stamping of a deer, the most gorgeous satin jet-black long hair, and her eyes as bright as the sky——
She leisurely skipped toward Li Muyang, a smile on her face that can make spring flowers bloom and spring water ripple.
She did not come near, instead stood in front of Li Muyang in a not far place, smiling at him. 她
For some reason, in the split second he caught sight of her smiling face, all his confusion and worry on his mind 'whooshed' away, disappearing without a trace.
He looked back at her, delight sparkled in his eyes and his lips curved into a wide smile.
She opened her mouth and tried to say something to Li Muyang.
But no sound came forth.
Li Muyang could see her mouth moving, but not hear her voice.
He could not hear what she was saying.
"What did you say?" Anxious, Li Muyang asked aloud.
The woman was still trying to say something, something that Li Muyang could not hear.
When she noticed Li Muyang's anxious face, she let out a gentle sigh and looked at Li Muyang deeply, before she turned around and walked toward the light.
Li Muyang anxiously shouted the woman's name. He chased after her and tried to grab her wrist.
He did not know who she was, but he knew she must be very important to him. Otherwise, why would he be so sad when she turned away?
However, the woman's figure already vanished at the edge of the golden light.
"Xinyue——" Li Muyang yelled desperately.
Li Muyang jolted awake from his slumbering state.
With one shake of his head, he sent water everywhere from his dripping wet hair, while blood constantly trickled down onto the top of his head.
At this very moment, he was immersed in the pool of dragon blood. His lower body was submerged in the crimson red blood, his upper body was fair and delicate, like pure snow, white stone, or the most valuable porcelain in the palace. If anyone called him by his 'charcoal' nickname again, they will be laughed at.
Where is Li Muyang's previous charcoal image?
His aura was bitingly cold, overbearing, his facial features cuts like a knife and axe. As he scanned around, he possessed an air of superiority like a true king.
His eyes also changed; before Li Muyang's eyes were simple and pure, exhibited the joy and sadness of youngsters.
Now, his eyes were pitch-black and deep like the bottomless cold lake, a depth of ever-ending darkness. His gaze, looked as if he had experience thousands of years.
He had shed his mortal body and changed his bones!
Li Muyang can be described as completely reborn.
The teenager, crawling up from the pool of dragon blood, was now the new king of the dragon clan.
Stir up storm and contend against the strongest of the Starry Sky, he is the most powerful king in the world.
The water was calm and warm, not the boiling and thundering state as before. As though their grievances and rage had suddenly disappeared.
They lightly brushed up red ripples, gently stroked the new king's body.
They felt a familiar presence from Li Muyang's body, which is the hope of relieving their inner demons and grievances.
"This is Dragon Slaying Canyon——" Li Muyang muttered. "Where's Lu Qiji?"
Li Muyang moved lightly, and his body abruptly soared high into the air.
He soared above the canyon, overlooking the landscape and everything of Dragon Slaying Canyon.
The mighty and tall deity statues, which looked like a giant sword inserted in the giant dragon on the Beheading Dragon Platform, the huge stone table above the Beheading Dragon Platform and the giant old axe, which Li Muyang triggered The Curse of Subduing the Dragon——
They're still here.
But the giant skull, bound by more than ten iron chains, was gone.
And the dragon bones in the distance, which piled together like rubbish, all disappeared. 還有遠
Recalling when he was trapped by the Curse of Subduing the Dragon and how they used their last wisp of spirit to attack and finally resulted to their soul scattering away——
Li Muyang's heart throbbed endlessly with pain.
Li Muyang flashed out his fist.
A deity statue broke into two, the huge body cut into two at the waist, rumbling down in the direction of the pool of dragon blood.
The other deity statues also reacted, began to crack, break apart and shatter into pieces, until their body tumbled into the pool of dragon blood.
Heaven falling and earth cracking, rocks tumbled down.
The entire Dragon Slaying Canyon immediately shook, cracks forming beneath the dragon blood pool, and large quantity of dragon blood gushed toward the crevices.
"Vile human beings." Li Muyang menacingly said.
He realised that, after the strong people set up the Curse of Subduing the Dragon, they set aside a contingency plan. If a dragon was still alive and not crushed to death, it would naturally strike at those deity statues, which would trigger the sky to fall and earth to crack, thereby shattering and destroying the entire Dragon Slaying Canyon——
They planned to bury Dragon Slaying Canyon so that it will never be able to see light again and never be known to anyone.
They needed to hide this secret forever.
The dragon clan, they will forever be the root of all evil——
Li Muyang scurried among tumbling rocks, evading rocks after rocks. And then, fled toward the narrow stone path——
He knew this was his only route of escape.
Unfortunately, Li Muyang was too naive.
As he escaped, the entire Stupa City shook and shift, chunks of lapis lazuli and white marble crashing to the ground——
Stupa City also began to collapse and fall apart, sinking in a flash.
Chapter 194: Destroy the human race!
Qiandu looked at Lu Qiji suspiciously, asking aloud: "You've not seen Li Muyang?"
"What? You don't believe me?" Lu Qiji said coldly as she wiped the water from her face.
"I just find it strange." Qiandu's long eyelashes softly fluttered, her beautiful eyes staring unblinkingly at Lu Qiji. "You were in the lake for such a long time, how did you managed to do so?"
"Handed down technique of avoiding water, do I need to report this to you?" Lu Qiji said without showing the slightest hint of vulnerability. She was in an extremely bad mood.
When Li Muyang was seriously injured, fell unconscious and plunged into the pool of dragon blood, she also dived into the pool to search for him. But to no avail. As if Li Muyang had vanished.
What kind of situation was he in now?
Is he alive? Or is he dead?
If he's alive, where did he go?
If he's dead, where was his body?
For some reason, although she had her heart set on to kill Li Muyang, but when Li Muyang really died in front of her, she felt a sudden emptiness.
What's worse was that she couldn't let anyone know of her emotions. And even has to hide the truth of what happened at the bottom of the lake. Otherwise, it will trigger a war in the divine continent.
Two women stood opposite each other, one looked like an orchid of an empty valley, and the other a beautiful rose. Both dazzlingly beautiful and difficult to looked straight at.
"Lu Qiji says she hasn't seen him, then she hasn't seen him. She doesn't tell lies." Chu Xun stood next to Lu Qiji, giving Qiandu a hostile stare.
"Hey, I don't like to hear words like that. Lu Qiji never lie, then what others say is a lie?" Lin Canghai obviously stood on Qiandu's side, chimed in: "Chu Xun, don't forget, just who dived into water again and again to help you search. We did not care about our lives to save people and now we're just asking a question, yet you're not happy?"
"Were you just asking a question? You guys clearly suspect Qiji to be a murderer, and Li Muyang was killed by Qiji."
"Who said Lu Qiji is a murderer? Which ear did you hear that from? Look, if you want to punish someone, you can always find excuses? Is this your attitude to someone who just helped you?"
"Canghai." Qiandu interrupted Lin Canghai and Chu Xun's silly dispute, then said to Lu Qiji: "I don't suspect you killed Li Muyang, I just want to understand the situation. You also know that ordinary people can't hold their breath under the cold lake for too long. Even we need to gasp for air when we stay underwater for too long. But from the beginning up until now, you've been gone for a long time——Each of us had gone down to look for you but still found no signs of you. So, I just thought if you found any caves or exits under the lake, and maybe Li Muyang have entered a cave or left through other exit——"
"I did discover a cave and wanted to investigate more, but I didn't expect to get lost in the cave. It wasn't until now that I got back——" Lu Qiji decided to tell them a white lie.
The news lit Qiandu's face with excitement. "Do you remember where the cave is? Would you like to accompany me into the water again, we should search the underwater once more, see if Li Muyang is also lost in the cave——Don't worry, I have a sacred treasure that can protect you from harm."
Qiandu thought that, as long as she used the glass mirror to encapsulate her and Lu Qiji, she would not need to worry about the mysterious monsters inside the cave.
Moreover, since the glass mirror can illuminate objects, after some search, they might find Li Muyang.
If Li Muyang is still alive, when he sees the yellow light coming off the glass mirror he will move toward them——
Lu Qiji stared fiercely at Qiandu, all kinds of questions arising in her mind.
"What is the relationship between Li Muyang and Qiandu? Why is she so persistent to look for Li Muyang? Could they have gotten into a relationship during this period? Otherwise, why is she so concerned and enthusiastic about Li Muyang?"
"Qiji classmate does not want to?" Qiandu waited a long moment for Lu Qiji's response before she couldn't help but asked again.
Lu Qiji composed her thoughts and expression, before she replied: "The bottom of the lake is dark and difficult to see. I only accidently found the cave. Even if I re-enter the lake, I'm afraid I won't be able to find the cave——"
No matter what, Lu Qiji cannot bring Qiandu to Dragon Slaying Canyon.
Just as Qiandu was about to continue to persuade her, suddenly, the ground began to shake.
After a short pause, an urgent voice yelled out: "Hurry and retreat, this place is about to sink."
Students that able to enter Starry Sky Academy, their cultivation level must not be bad.
Without Qiandu's warning, they already exerted their knowledge and skills, and left this dangerous place.
They stood afar watching the center of the cold lake, where a huge vortex swirled up. The vortex grew bigger and bigger, as if a sea monster was inside stirring up trouble.
The ground beneath started to collapse and surrounding rocks came crumbling down.
Giant trees crackling and snapping, mountains rumbled and collapsed.
The vortex in the middle of the lake suddenly subsided and then with a 'roar' disappeared all at once.
It looked as though a mischievous child just dug a huge hole under the cold lake, draining away the entire lake of water.
The huge waterfall overhead gushed down, charging straight into the huge black hole in the lake.
Very soon, the cold lake was filled again and the water gradually restored to tranquility.
However, it was impossible to dive into the water to search for Li Muyang anymore.
"Li Muyang——" Qiandu watched the incessant splash of rushing water, as she softly called out.
Lu Qiji was even more upset, her eyes glistened with unshed tears.
Chu Xun stood watching the two women's facial expression, his eyes flashing, but he remained silent.
"Let's go back." Lin Canghai said gently and comfortingly. "We still have to inform Teacher Yang, let's hope Teacher Yang——to encounter something like this, even Teacher Yang wouldn't know what to do."
Lu Qiji, Qiandu, Chu Xun and Lin Canghai, the four returned to Starry Sky Academy, which was the same as before, from time to time, students and teachers came over to greet them.
Pavilions, strange mountains and strange trees.
Thickening clouds and mist shrouded the ground, each step looked like they were treading on clouds.
Unfortunately, they were depressed and in no mood to enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Their footsteps slowed as they walked pass the small courtyard where Li Muyang lived.
Qiandu attempted to push open the door, hoping to go in for one final glance.
Otherwise, when the school knows of this incident, Li Muyang's small courtyard would most likely be sealed up.
Even with strength, she struggled to push open the door. It did not move.
Qiandu was initially stunned, then suddenly yelled loudly: "Li Muyang, Li Muyang——Li Muyang, are you in there?"
"Qiandu classmate, Li Muyang is dead——" Lin Canghai's eyes filled with a deep sadness, as he walked over to her side lending an arm to help support her.
He did not escape from the lake, how would he be inside his courtyard?
The wooden door opened from the inside. Li Muyang stood at the door with a discontent-looking face, his hair long and loose and his white robe fluttering as though he just bathed. "Brother Canghai, where did I offend you? The moment you open your mouth you cursed me to die?"
"You——" Lin Canghai pointed at Li Muyang, exclaiming: "You're not dead? Why aren't you dead?"
Li Muyang slapped him on the back of his hand, saying irritedly: "Why would I die? You guys aren't dead, why would I die?"
"But didn't you jump into the cold pool and not come back out? How did you get back to your house? Lin Canghai said as he lowered his head slightly. "I see you have no shadow, Grandma said that dead people have no shadow——"
Qiandu circled her arms around Li Muyang, crying: "Li Muyang, you're not dead——I'm glad. You're not dead."
Li Muyang was at a loss to know what to do. This was his first time hugged by a girl.
Of course, Li Shinian does not count.
He wanted to reach out and wrap his hands around Qiandu's waist, but it seemed not appropriate since so many people were looking at them.
But if he did not hug her back, it would give people a kind of cold and aloof feeling and make people think he's giving her the cold shoulder.
So, he finally hugged Qiandu back just as tight.
"Why would I die?" Li Muyang could feel how much Qiandu cared about him, although he did not know why. He said with a smile: "I'm living so well. I won't be dead anytime soon."
"Li Muyang——" Lu Qiji's feelings toward Li Muyang was the most complex.
When she dived into the pool of dragon blood to find Li Muyang but unable to find him, she could not control her grief and burst into a convulsive torrent of tears in the middle of the pool of dragon blood.
After coming out, she was still utterly depressed, as if she had lost something precious.
But when Li Muyang was standing right in front of her, she——
Li Muyang was still alive.
Moreover, with her understanding of Li Muyang, she immediately noticed that he has transformed greatly.
His skin was a little whiter than before, and his figure a bit taller than before.
The outline of his facial features was a little more defined, and his every movement she felt seemingly familiar with.
His eyes were no longer clear, but deep and restrained.
His smile was no longer bright and harmless, but somewhat reserved and cool.
He stood there with a smile on his face, but looked like he was standing on a lone mountain peak under a starry sky. His physique was still thin, but enveloped by a great shadow. No one dared to provoke him, because he seemed to possess boundless power.
This feeling she was very familiar with.
Li Muyang, he became him, became——a dragon.
"Li Muyang——" Lu Qiji's eyes blazed with fear. She could tell that Li Muyang had fully merged with a dragon. Before the Tear of the Dragon King was just on the surface of his skin, so she could not sense its presence, or notice his changes.
Now, Li Muyang and the Tear of the Dragon King had completely fused, that any changes of Li Muyang's body would be difficult to hide.
"Is he going to start his great dream once again——to destroy the human race?"