Chapter 53 - Courage!
Bai Xiaochun’s face was pale, his heart was trembling, and a sense of danger was emitted by each and every fiber of his body. The feeling that he could die at any moment made him tremble uncontrollably.
He had never been this afraid. No matter whether it was when he had heard the sound of thunder while lighting the incense back in the village, or when he was taken to the Ten Thousand Snake Valley by Li Qinghou back in the Sect, or when he had seen any of the awe-inspiring monsters on his way here...
In those moments, even though he was nervous, he knew that he…… would not die!
But now he clearly understood that he…… was really going to die!!
As he was running away, he suddenly realised that there was no one by his side. After a brief confusion, he immediately looked back and saw Du Lingfei and Hou Yunfei surrounded by seven people from the Fallen Chen Clan hundreds of zhang away.
(ED note: one zhang is approximately 3.58 meters, or 3.64 yards.)
With Du Lingfei spitting out fresh blood, anyone could see that Du Lingfei and Hou Yunfei couldn’t hold much longer and would be killed any second.
Bai Xiaochun’s body abruptly halted. As he stood there and observed this scene, his body trembled even more intensely, both his eyes slowly filled with blood. He could feel his entire body, even his very soul, screaming at him to escape as fast as possible.
Bai Xiaochun was quite confident, with his speed, in addition to Du Lingfei and Hou Yunfei stalling, he had a huge possibility to…… escape to the skies.
Once he escaped, he could live his life, continue his cultivation, and pursue his dreams of immortality. The sect wouldn’t scold him, on the contrary, they would even reward him.
But…… If he escaped this way, if he just let both Du Lingfei and Hou Yunfei die, Bai Xiaochun would live with that guilt forever. In that moment, he felt that as if his very existence had been split into two; one telling him to quickly escape, if not, he would die. The other one was telling him that if he abandoned his fellow outer sect disciples and escaped by himself, Bai Xiaochun would never find peace for as long as he lived.
Bai Xiaochun’s breathing was rapid, and sometimes, he randomly growled. Veins were visible on his forehead, and his body was shaking like a sieve. He was no longer thinking straight at the moment, and he had completely disregarded all the possible consequences. He clenched his fist, certain of only one thing……
“Although I, Bai Xiaochun, am afraid of death, but I……. can’t just leave like this!” Bai Xiaochun hit his chest, his eyes now completely bloodshot as he let out a thundering roar at the sky. He rushed forward, heading straight for…… the place where Du Lingfei and Hou Yunfei were!
His speed was so fast that the sound of him breaking through the air echoed out. Hou Yunfei’s body shuddered. He had seen Bai Xiaochun. Looking at him, one couldn’t tell if he was stunned or happy. He suddenly smiled as a renewed determination could be seen in his eyes. Bai Xiaochun was not there to protect them, instead, he was using all of his full might, rushing straight towards the Chen clansmen.
At the same moment, Du Lingfei, who was about to have her body pierced by a sword and already had a bloody wound cut open, also heard it. When she lifted her head, she saw Bai Xiaochun madly dashing towards them with crimson eyes.
Du Lingfei felt as if her whole being was struck by lightning. She stood there, stunned, tears uncontrollably falling down her face. She didn’t even know what she felt, she was moved, excited, and shocked at the same time.
She knew that Bai Xiaochun was extremely terrified of death, but when she saw Bai Xiaochun rushing towards them, seeing his crimson eyes and trembling body, she couldn’t even imagine what immense courage was needed for him to…… abandon his chance to escape and choose to return instead.
“Quickly go! You idiot, go quickly! Do not court death!” Du Lingfei was crying as she yelled at Bai Xiaochun, not even noticing the Fallen Chen Clan’s sixth level Qi Condensation disciple behind her, striking with his palm.
A rumble rang out and Du Lingfei spat out blood. Her vision blurred and her body shot in the air. Not far away, a flying sword that was currently under the control of another Chen clansman, flew straight towards Du Lingfei’s head.
Seeing this scene before his eyes, Bai Xiaochun let out a roar even fiercer than before. His body’s speed, which was supposed to be already be at its peak, surged once again with a bang. It seemed as though his body had ripped through the sky. Actually, he launched his small body forward with enormous force, forming a rainbow streak. He shortened the distance between him and Du Lingfei in an instant, and just when the flying sword was about to reach Du Lingfei’s head, he appeared by her side, hugged her closely, turned around in a circle, clenched his right fist, and punched in the direction of the flying sword.
With a loud rumble, the flying sword shook when it met Bai Xiaochun’s fist head on.
This scene greatly shocked everyone from the Fallen Chen Clan, Chen Yue’s eyes flashed with a hint of surprise, but was very quickly replaced with the former icy killing intent.
“You have really concealed your strength deeply! I should have already paid attention to you in the Dark Formation. All of you, ignore the other two, kill him!” Once he uttered those words, one by one, the gazes of the surrounding Chen clansmen filled with killing intent as they instantly charged at Bai Xiaochun.
Du Lingfei, who was in Bai Xiaochun’s arms, was dumbfounded. Not waiting for her to come to her senses, Bai Xiaochun hugged Du Lingfei closely and darted straight for the Chen clansmen.
Bai Xiaochun’s eyes were bloodshot. He had long since forgotten his qualms about dying, in fact, he had forgotten everything; there was only one thought in his mind, and that was - saving both Hou Yunfei and Du Lingfei and killing everyone before him.
With an astonishing speed, he approached one of the sixth level Qi Condensation Chen clansman in an instant. This sixth level Qi Condensation clansman made a hand seal, and a glowing small awl was shot straight at Bai Xiaochun.
“Screw off!” Bai Xiaochun roared loudly. He abruptly raised his right hand, heavily slapping the awl. A small boom echoed out and the small awl violently shook. When it came into contact with Bai Xiaochun’s palm, its sheen immediately dimmed, and the awl was actually slapped away by his palm.
When that sixth level Qi Condensation clansman saw this, he took a deep breath, his expression was immediately filled with fear. Just as he was about to retreat, Bai Xiaochun’s right hand formed several hand seals, and his wooden sword immediately shot out like a bolt of lightning, appearing in front of this sixth level Qi Condensation clansman straightaway. He was unable to react as the wooden sword suddenly stabbed between his eyebrows.
A blood-curdling scream rang out as the wooden sword directly passed through its target, covered with blood. Immediately afterwards, it turned around in mid-air, heading straight for another person.
At that time, a seventh level Qi Condensation clansman’s silhouette flashed by. As he made a hand seal, a huge amount of fog appeared in the surrounding area, forming a huge fog-like person as it shrouded his body who immediately approached Bai Xiaochun.
As that seventh level Qi Condensation clansman was about to launch a sneak attack, Bai Xiaochun’s body trembled as his left hand suddenly reached out. Both his thumb and index finger flashed with a black glow, and disregarding the fog’s protection, his fingers penetrated through the fog, directly reaching inside.
Throat Crushing Grasp!
A ‘kacha’ echoed out, the fog surrounding the seventh level Qi Condensation clansman’s body dissipated. His eyes widened as he stared at the arm that was grabbing his throat…... before his neck was suddenly snapped.
All of this happened far too quickly, starting from Bai Xiaochun’s immediate return up to the present, only a few breaths worth of time had passed. Two of the Chen clansmen were instantly killed by his quick attacks.
This scene made Hou Yunfei, who had retreated to Du Lingfei’s side, take a deep breath. His eyes were wide open, revealing an unprecedented shock.
Du Lingfei too was completely dumbfounded. She looked at the Bai Xiaochun before her eyes, completely different from the person in her memories as her breathing quickened, unable to believe that this was the same Bai Xiaochun who was so terrified of death.
It was at this point that the few other Chen clansmen had finally attacked. These few people were all scared and had taken out their strongest trump cards. With a woosh, a flying sword, a bead, and a small cauldron were sent flying towards Bai Xiaochun.
The three of them had joined forces to attack him!
Among the three of them, two were at the sixth level of Qi Condensation, and one was at the seventh level of Qi Condensation. When they attacked, it was ruthless and done without holding anything back. They took advantage of the fact that Bai Xiaochun was unable to dodge to suddenly launch their attacks.
Bai Xiaochun’s eyes revealed a thick killing intent. By the time the three Chen Clansmen’s attacks arrived, his whole body had already curled into a ball. On his back was that huge black pot that Du Lingfei ridiculed along the way. This big black pot now covered Bai Xiaochun’s entire body.
An earth-shattering noise echoed out. That seventh level Qi Condensation clansman’s small cauldron directly smashed at the top of the big black pot. This big black pot shook and countless of cracks appeared, yet it did not shatter, completely fending off the small cauldron.
In the next moment, the bead also arrived, and it too smashed into the big black pot. In the midst of roaring sounds, the big black pot was unable to withstand the pressure anymore, and it broke apart into countless black fragments. While the remains were flying in all directions, Bai Xiaochun’s silhouette emerged from behind one of them, landing a direct hit on the other seventh level Qi Condensation clansman.
This seventh level Qi Condensation clansman was a middle-aged man. His expression drastically changed as he forced himself to back away, however, he was far too late. Bai Xiaochun’s speed was just too fast. His whole body trembled as he took the entire blow.
Even though this middle-aged man’s whole body had a defensive treasure’s protection, it was still unable to block Bai Xiaochun’s attack. The sound of bones breaking resounded. Afterwards, Bai Xiaochun grabbed the middle-aged man’s body and used his head to viciously attack him continuously.
Boom, boom, boom.
“No!” The middle-aged man spat out fresh blood, hopelessness appeared in his eyes as he was unable to escape.
The two sixth level Qi Condensation clansmen nearby were shocked speechless. Trembling, one of them controlled a flying sword which shot straight towards Bai Xiaochun.
With crimson eyes, Bai Xiaochun completely ignored the flying sword and kept hitting the man.
The flying sword approached and stabbed him, only to reveal a shocking scene. The sword did not only fail to stab him, but even his skin was left unscathed as it immediately bounced off Bai Xiaochun’s body.
At the same time, Bai Xiaochun fiercely roared before he ruthlessly struck the middle-aged man and grabbed ahold of him. The man let out out a blood-curdling scream as he took his last breath.
The two sixth level Qi Condensation clansmen next to to Bai Xiaochun went numb as they looked at the disheveled Bai Xiaochun whose eyes were as red as those of a ferocious beast’s. When Bai Xiaochun looked in their direction, without any hesitation, they quickly backed away.
Chen Yue, who was not too far away, was even more shocked by this scene. A thunderous roar filled his mind as he was unable to believe what he had just witnessed
6th guaranteed chapter of the week, 3/3 for today! Bai Xiaochun is so awesome!
Translated by: Nat Nat
Edited by: Crimsonguard, Arch