Chapter 57 - We Must All Live On!
Chapter 57 - We Must All Live On!
A loud sound reverberated as the rocks were scattered by Bai Xiaochun. Following the surge of cold air from the outside, the flames from the bonfire swayed and revealed a strong-looking man outside the cave.
This strong man was extremely burly and was holding a longspear with cold eyes. As an eighth level Qi Condensation cultivator, he seemed to have an even tougher look than Chen Yue.
“The Young Master’s deduction was correct. On this cold and rainy day, all of you who have injuries on your body would be unable to withstand the cold weather and would surely seek shelter. I, Chen Mou, continuously searched hundreds of mountain peaks and sure enough, I finally found all of you.”
As soon as the strong man opened his mouth, Bai Xiaochun suddenly rushed out with murderous eyes. In an instant, booms echoed as he fought with the strong man. The strong man seemed proud, but he was vigilant from the very start, he hadn’t entered the cave at all, but instead, he immediately backed away.
In the blink of an eye, Bai Xiaochun was already outside the cave. Under the intertwining heavy rain and thunderstorms outside, he fought with that strong man who was continuously retreating.
It was obvious that this strong man would not attack, but would use all of his strength to defend. Seeing this, Bai Xiaochun’s heart skipped a beat as he thought something was wrong. Gritting his teeth, he went all-out with his attack, ignoring his injuries.
The cold air blew into the cave, extinguishing the bonfire. Hou Yunfei struggled to stand up and once again threw up blood. Du Lingfei bit her silver tooth, straining to even control her Flying Sword. She stood up and gave chase, flashing hand seals to assist Bai Xiaochun fight the strong man.
After a moment, a blood-curdling scream rang out under the heavy downpour. A wooden sword had pierced the strong man’s chest, but just before his death, he had managed to stab Bai Xiaochun’s right leg with the longspear he wielded. Even though it didn’t manage to penetrate too deeply, it still pierced half of Bai Xiaochun’s leg.
“All of you cannot escape, the Young Master will arrive soon!” The strong man stubbornly glared at Bai Xiaochun as fresh blood seeped out of his mouth. His head fell to the side and he stopped breathing.
Bai Xiaochun’s face was pale and his body was shaking. In order to quickly kill that man, he had no choice but to suffer injuries in the process. Bursts of pulsing pain spread from his right leg. As he lowered his head, rain fell on his body, seeping into his wounds. The ground beneath his leg was dyed red from his blood and half his body felt cold.
Staggering, Du Lingfei ran toward him. Seeing Bai Xiaochun’s right leg, tears started running down her face. When she approached him, she gently helped Bai Xiaochun pull the longspear out from his leg.
During the process, he felt as if his flesh and bones were being ripped apart. Bai Xiaochun’s body was shivering yet he didn’t groan. The dying words of his opponent were obviously meant to delay them, and it caused Bai Xiaochun’s heart to sink.
He could even feel the fluctuations in the the wind around him and knew that it would not be long before all of the pursuing clansmen from the Fallen Chen Clan would appear.
Not long after, with Du Lingfei supporting him by the arm, the two returned to the cave. Bai Xiaochun had kept the strong man’s longspear. Inside the cave, Bai Xiaochun’s breathing was shallow. His right leg was prickling but thankfully, his bones were uninjured. Even though his bandaged leg still hurt, compared to today’s life and death crisis, this pain was insignificant.
“We must leave now. The Fallen Chen Clan will be coming any moment now!” Bai Xiaochun took a deep breath and stood up.
Looking at Hou Yunfei now, he seemed to be on the verge of dying. His injuries could no longer be suppressed after multiple agonising days. Du Lingfei was completely haggard and some of her meridians had broken under the severity of the journey. When she previously helped Bai Xiaochun, she was gritting her teeth as she trembled to complete the task. Now, she looked up, gazing at Bai Xiaochun..
Under the night sky, her eyes were very beautiful and had a special gleam to them.
“Junior Brother Bai…”
“There is no need to bother with us. Your speed is fast. You… Leave!” Du Lingfei weakly said. Hou Yunfei, who was at the side, also scrambled to sit up, looking weakly at Bai Xiaochun and nodded.
“We can escape beyond the ten thousand li in just three more days. You guys shut... “ Bai Xiaochun’s eyes were completely red. He had not even finished talking before he was weakly interrupted by Hou Yunfei.
(ED note: One li is 576 meters, or 630 yards)
“Junior Brother Bai, once you escape, pass the message to the Sect. Then Junior Sister Du and I might have a chance to survive...”
Bai Xiaochun smiled bitterly. He was not a three years old child who would believe such a lie. He understood very clearly that even if he escaped and the Sect arrived, no matter how quickly they did… Hou Yunfei and Du Lingfei would have already certainly died.
“Then, if I die, you’ll be able to leave.” Seeing Bai Xiaochun intending to reject, Hou Yunfei suddenly laughed.
Bai Xiaochun’s heart trembled, seeing the remains of Hou Yunfei’s Qi flicker, as if his meridians were going to shatter on their own.
“Junior Brother Bai, are you going or not!” Hou Yunfei looked calmly at Bai Xiaochun.
Bai Xiaochun was grief-stricken. As he backed away, looking at Hou Yunfei and Du Lingfei, the bitterness that he felt reached its peak.
“If… There is still hope, if… There is such thing as an afterlife, I hope to meet you once again… Junior Brother Bai… live on!” Du Lingfei tucked a strand of hair behind her ear which had drifted in front of her face because of the chilly wind. No matter how pale her elegant face was in this moment, it had a beauty more touching than ever before as she gazed at Bai Xiaochun and softly muttered those words.
When these two words, “live on” were spoken, Bai Xiaochun’s body jerked, as if a hammer had struck his chest, making it tighten. He stared at Du Lingfei with a startled expression and then looked at Hou Yunfei in silence. After a long while, with his thoughts unsorted and without a word, his body backed away, disappearing from the duo’s eyes. Bai Xiaochun had left the cave, leaping into the thunderstorm.
Seeing Bai Xiaochun chose to leave, Hou Yunfei’s heart relaxed. Du Lingfei quietly stared, her eyes expressing her farewell. She wished that… she could turn back time and return to the time when she had first seen Bai Xiaochun. If that was the case, she could spend her time and… get to know Bai Xiaochun more.
The surroundings were quiet, when suddenly, Hou Yunfei and Du Lingfei stared into the sky outside, straight at Bai Xiaochun and paled.
They saw Bai Xiaochun in mid-air as a loud explosion reverberated from his cultivation exploding out, his Qi gushing out, spreading, even distorting the rain.
It was as if a torch was blazing in the night sky, and even the cold rain was unable to extinguish it. His Qi could clearly be felt even from a distance.
When the lightning and thunder roared in the sky, the clansmen from the Fallen Chen Clan heading in that direction all became aware of it.
Especially Chen Heng, a flash ran through his eyes. In this moment, everyone was drawn toward Bai Xiaochun.
Bai Xiaochun’s body shifted and he suddenly charged in the distance. When he leaped past where the mountain cave was, Du Lingfei and Hou Yunfei were surrounded by Bai Xiaochun’s deep and resolute voice.
“I will distract them. You guys look for an opening… quickly go!”
Du Lingfei’s tears streamed down her face. In that moment, huge waves were roiling in her heart. Hou Yunfei’s body and mind were both shaking.
At the same time, Bai Xiaochun’s speed increased, exploding with his full strength, whistling from the distance.
“You are dead, you are dead. Fallen Chen Clan, I might not be able to exterminate your clan, but the Spirit River Sect will definitely come and exterminate your whole clan!” Bai Xiaochun let out a forlorn laughter as he dashed, his crazed voice echoing out. Currently, the way he was sprinting seemed like he was attempting to escape the ten thousands li radius centered on the mansion. The feeling that he was exuding was obviously one as if his comrades had all died and he had become hysterical; even if he died, he would deliver the message at all cost, jus order to avenge his comrades.
This scene changed Chen Heng’s expression. This Bai Xiaochun was really going to alert the Sect, or perhaps it was a crafty lie, but Bai Xiaochun’s speed was too fast and Chen Heng didn’t dare to gamble with his Clan’s fate.
“Gather everyone to kill that person. As for his comrades, even if they are not dead, they are bound to be heavily injured, we’ll search for them after killing that person!” Everyone’s speed exploded, rumbling as they pursued to Bai Xiaochun in this thunderstorm.
The lightning and rain intertwined while thunders roared across the sky. After a moment, Du Lingfei viciously clenched her teeth in the darkness of the cave. Wiping away her tears, a strong determination filled her eyes.
She knew that the only way to save Bai Xiaochun was for her to dash out of this area and relay the message back to the Sect.
She looked at Hou Yunfei, his eyes filled with the same determination.
“There is no need to support me. Both of us head our separate ways. Regardless of who escapes first, immediately inform the Sect and have them save Junior Brother Bai!” Hou Yunfei had already decided that even if he was going to die, as long as he still had his last breath, he was still going to run and have the Sect save Bai Xiaochun.
Both of them took a deep breath, braving the rain and dashed out. They separated outside the cave, risking everything as they leaped into the distance. Their bodies were already at their limit, but the determination they had in this moment seemed to exceed the limits of their bodies, driving them forward.
The sound of thunder continuously echoed throughout the surroundings and lightning flashed across the sky. Bai Xiaochun was madly bolting with his full force, his right leg had already lost its feeling long ago. In this moment, his eyes were completely red, the danger of death was surging throughout his body.
He was afraid. He was afraid of death. He felt that death was quickly catching up to him, pulling him into the abyss.
Bai Xiaochun didn’t know whether his actions were impulsive nor did he know whether he was going to regret them. After all, his reason for cultivation was to achieve immortality. He didn’t have an answer to all of this.
Even now, there was still a voice in the depths of his heart telling him to… escape by himself…
But he just couldn’t forget these days where they shared a common fate and relied on each other. He was unable to forget the moment when Hou Yunfei had blackmailed him to have him escape. He was unable to forget that smile, more beautiful than ever before, on Du Lingfei’s pale face.
Between the fear of of death and friendship, he chose the latter!
“Senior Sister Du, Senior Brother Hou, we must all live on!” Bai Xiaochun gritted his teeth, sprinting as if his life depended on it.
“Fallen Chen Clan, since you are all in a hurry to kill us, then come!” There was ferocity in Bai Xiaochun’s eyes, like a cornered beast extending its claws.
10th guaranteed chapter of the week!
Translated by: Nat
Edited by: Arch, Crimsonguard