Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-367
Looking within the vast, dense jungle, one could only see a never ending
verdant-green color. A gentle breeze would occasionally blow over.
Immediately afterwards, numerous huge green ripples would begin spreading
through the verdant sea of trees from near and far, finally disappearing
at the edge of one’s sight. It gave a very spectacular appearance.
Above the sea of trees was the blue sky. A few human figures occasionally
flew by in the sky above. Their sharp eagle-like gazes would scan the
forest below in detail. However, the size of this forest was far too
large and the green waves which rolled one after another also covered
most of the things under the dense forest. Therefore, no matter how they
searched inch by inch, they still could not find their target.
A few human figures swept past this dense stretch of forest. After
realizing it was futile, their helpless gazes interacted with one another
in mid air before they shook their heads. They then displayed a hand
signal to one another and separated, heading in different directions.
Under the dense and lush woodlands, a towering tree pierced the sky.
Around it, however, there were an unknown number of trees which were even
larger and taller. Therefore, it did not appear conspicuous.
At the top of this tree, there was a branch that extended out. The branch
was surrounded by lush, green leaves. Hence, if one were to take a quick
glance at it, one would really have difficulty discovering the things
that were hidden within it.
“Hu.” The sounds of someone breathing as they suppressed pain could
be heard from beneath the thick foliage. Immediately, the subtle sound of
gritting teeth appeared. A moment later, the leaves of the trees trembled
slightly and a face with a tight frown was exposed. The head carefully
turned as he scanned the empty sky. His gaze then swept in the directions
where the few human figures had spread out before sighing softly and
sitting on a thick, rough branch. His back leaned against the tree trunk
and cold sweat repeatedly streamed down from his forehead.
“Teacher? Are you still here?” Xiao Yan let out a few long breaths
before hurriedly crying out softly within his heart.
“Ah.” A long while later, a somewhat tired old voice replied from
within Xiao Yan’s heart, “Little Fellow. This time around, things are
not looking too good. It was a huge burden and caused great exhaustion
when using the ‘Angry Buddha Lotus Flame’ twice in a row. If you had
not let me consume the ‘Seven Magical Green Spirit Saliva’, I might
well have descended into a slumber once again.”
Xiao Yan laughed bitterly and said, “I was too impulsive this time
around. However, my father is missing.”
“Ah, I know. You, child, care a lot about your father-son relationship.
Otherwise, given your character, it is unlikely that you would be so
reckless as to charge into the Misty Cloud Sect and even kill Yun Leng in
public.” Yao Lao smiled before continuing, “However, you need not
blame yourself either. There is always something that one must protect
with their life. Otherwise, is one considered human if they have no
desire? Even if you become a strong person, that kind of loneliness and
solitude will cause a person to become crazy.”
“Thank you teacher.” Xiao Yan sighed in relief and said in a soft,
“Ke ke, what is there to thank between the two of us?” Yao Lao
laughed. Immediately, his voice became a little more serious, “Little
Fellow, we are still within the boundaries of the Misty Cloud Sect’s
influence. Therefore, we must leave here as soon as possible. Although
Yun Shan may have been badly injured after eating two continuous ‘Angry
Buddha Lotus Flame’, those Elders and Deacons of the Misty Cloud Sect
aren’t useless people. Moreover, there is another Dou Huang, Yun Yun.
The current me has exhausted too much Spiritual Strength because of the
two ‘Angry Buddha Lotus Flames’. At the very least, I cannot supply
you with energy which you can randomly squander like before.
Additionally, that blow of Yun Shan’s earlier has left an energy
imprint within your body. The current me can only try my best to suppress
the oscillation that the energy imprint emits. If I were to forcefully
destroy it, Yun Shan would immediately sense it.”
Xiao Yan nodded quietly. His fist gradually tightened as he raised his
head. His gaze passed through the tiny gaps between the leaves and stared
at the blue sky. His heart clearly knew the killing intent that Yun Shan
had toward him. At this moment, the Misty Cloud Sect might already be
pouring the entire sect’s strength to capture him. In his current
condition, he would be able to handle some Misty Cloud Sect disciples at
the very most. If deacons or even Elders were to find him, it would not
be difficult for the other party to delay him, if he could even fight
them. When that time came, should the Misty Cloud Sect’s troops hear
the noise and arrive, Xiao Yan might really end up dying in this unending
“First, let’s first head deep into the mountains to avoid the search
parties from the Misty Cloud Sect. I am currently in an unsightly
condition. If I don’t let these injuries heal properly, it is likely
that fleeing would also be a problem.” Xiao Yan wiped the remaining
bloodstain off of the corner of his mouth and said softly.
“Ah, that’s good. An alchemist need not worry about injuries.
Although your injuries this time around are quite severe, ke ke, with
teacher currently awake, I will naturally let you recover at the fastest
speed possible.” Yao Lao said with a smile.
Xiao Yan nodded his head. He had absolute confidence in Yao Lao’s
refining skills. He grabbed the tree trunk with his hand and slowly rose
to his feet.
“At this moment, there are search parties consisting of Misty Cloud
Sect disciples to the east, south, and north of our current position.
Therefore, we can only flee towards the west side of the forest.” Yao
Lao remained, “Moreover, pay attention to the figures in the sky. Most
of those fellows are the Elders of the Misty Cloud Sect and their
strength are at least of the Dou Wang class. If you were to unluckily
bump into one of them in such a state, it would be troublesome.”
“I know.” Xiao Yan responded. He carefully parted the leaves and
cautiously swept his gaze below. Only when he did not discover any traces
of danger did he use his hands to hug the tree trunk and swiftly slide
down like an agile monkey.
When he was a few meters from the ground, Xiao Yan loosened his grip. His
feet gently kicked the tree trunk and his body curled in midair before
flipping around and allowing him to land on one knee with his hands on
the ground, supporting himself. The sound emitted when he landed was
Xiao Yan’s sharp gaze swiftly scanned his surroundings. He then stood
up and charged into a cluster of dense jungle. Right as he entered the
dense sea of plants, a seven colored glow instantly flashed. Immediately,
Xiao Yan halted his footsteps as his entire body emitted a cold sweat.
His gaze hurriedly swept in front of him. Immediately, he could not help
but rejoice. The seven colored glow was from the Heaven Swallowing Python
that had turned into its snake form. For others, it was extremely hard
trying to find Xiao Yan but for the Heaven Swallowing Python that had
been living together with Xiao Yan ever since it’s birth, even the
slightest smells in the air was like a huge roadmap.
“Hei, little fellow, is it now your turn to control the body?” Xiao
Yan extended his hand. The ‘Heaven Swallowing Python’ obediently
wiggled over, extending its tongue and emitting a hissing sound toward
“Hee hee, that’s good. That’s good.” The corner of Xiao Yan’s
mouth parted when he saw the actions of the ‘Heaven Swallowing
Python’. The joy on his face was difficult to hide. Although the
strength of the ‘Heaven Swallowing Python’ was not as great Queen
Medusa’s, this little fellow was unlike her Majesty in that it would
actually go all out upon Xiao Yan’s orders as long as he gave it
sufficient food to eat. On the other hand, Xiao Yan was so furious that
his teeth itched when he recalled how Queen Medusa, that bastardly woman,
actually stood idly by the side during his big fight with Yun Shan
Xiao Yan swiftly took out a bottle of ‘Amethyst Lion Birth Essence’
from his storage ring and used a small jade rod to dip a few drops of it
and threw it into the ‘Heaven Swallowing Python’s’ mouth.
Immediately, the little fellow jumped around, extremely lively. It
circled around Xiao Yan’s body a few time before emitting a ‘suo’
sound and entered Xiao Yan’s sleeve.
“Hu, lucky. At least there is a talisman which can protect me.” Xiao
Yan gently patted his sleeves and let out a long sigh. With the ‘Heaven
Swallowing Python’ around, he would at least not be afraid of being
held back should he be discovered by one of the Misty Cloud Sect’s
“Let’s go. There seems to be some people heading this way. It is
inadvisable for the current you to fight with another person. I see that
your Qi is currently uneven, hovering up and down. It actually appears
like a state where your strength is about to rise. Looks like these big
fights that you have recently endured were of great benefit to you.
Quickly find a quiet place to recuperate and rest. Otherwise, this
opportunity to raise your strength will be wasted.” Yao Lao’s deep
voice suddenly sounded from Xiao Yan’s heart.
Xiao Yan was startled upon hearing this. Immediately, he nodded his head
in surprise. This was likely one of the few pieces of good news in a bad
situation like this. In this kind of situation where he faced
extermination on all sides, increasing his strength by a little would
naturally mean that his own chances of survival would increase a little.
Xiao Yan turned his head around and eyed the dense woods behind him. A
cold smile spilled from the corner of his mouth as he softly said,
“Misty Cloud Sect, Yun Shan, it looks like the grudge between the two
of us has been completely formed. I hope that you will not regret this in
the future! If you think that I, Xiao Yan, am one of those spineless
people who would come begging with his tail hung between his legs after
suffering a loss, I’m afraid that you are really mistaken.”
Back then, just because of a ‘Three Year Agreement’, Xiao Yan could
bite the bullet and train for three years, causing him to be like a lone
wolf in the grasslands. When he was wounded, he would retreat
temporarily. Quickly following this, he would be like a ghost and a
maggot in one’s tarsal bone, around and waiting to take revenge with a
As the voice that contained a thick, dark coldness fell, Xiao Yan’s
foot stepped on the ground. His body turned into a black shadow that
swiftly fled into that dark, black forest.
Following Xiao Yan’s disappearance, the spot slowly descended into
silence. Around ten minutes later, ten figures abruptly shot out from the
dense forest. They held longswords in their hands while they scanned the
surroundings with grave expressions. When they saw that there was no
movement, they heaved a gentle sigh of relief. They exchanged glances and
all of them smiled bitterly and shook their heads. The signal flares
which were tightly held in their right hands, ready to be released at any
moment, were also stuffed back into their chest pocket. When faced with a
terrifying figure who could even force their old Sect Leader back, it was
only natural that these people gave their full attention.
A Misty Cloud Sect disciple who was the leader of the group slowly
stepped forward. He waved the longsword and the glow of the sword
flashed, leaving an obscure symbol on a nearby tree. Once he did this, he
turned his head and softly said, “We have already completed searching
this spot. If we continue forward, we will enter into the north-west of
the Magical Beast Mountain Range. The rank of the Magical Beasts there
isn’t low. It would be quite difficult if we were to search there.
Looks like we have to inform the Elders to use the flying units.”
While he spoke, he swiftly took out a bamboo whistle from his chest
pocket and placed it to his lips. He blew it gently and a slightly sharp
sound was slowly emitted from the bamboo. It finally formed a wave-like
shape that swiftly spread throughout the huge forest…