1663 The Changed Skies of the Lifire Palace
Beauty Xiao's reaction caused the hearts of everyone to tremble. The terrifying flames instantly seeped into her body, burning her. This was simply too fast, so fast that nobody could react.
"You've gone mad!" The Lifire Empyrean roared.
Qin Wentian's gaze also froze as he stared at Beauty Xiao with shock.
"STOP!" He roared. But Beauty Xiao didn't heed him and continued to allow the destructive energy to seep into her body. Her smile was as radiant as ever. In this life, her road had always been one filled with frustrations and dashed hopes. She wasn't willing to listen to the arrangements of her clan, wasn't willing to submit to her fate. She went in the opposite direction, choosing to act wanton and unrestrained but she had never been happy before, despite what she showed others on the surface. Because, she didn't have dignity.
Her clan treated her with disdain and humiliation, the eyes of others in the world were filled with the same light of contempt. No one had truly respected her before. Even Yin Qiu, who had been wooing her, was only lusting over her beauty and wanted to play her. Many men were the same as Yin Qiu, hence, she didn't give them any chances.
She initially thought that all men in this world were the same, until she met Qin Wentian. He felt different from the rest, once, she had personally said to Qin Wentian that in the future, if he faced against the Lifire Empyrean, she would undoubtedly stand on the Lifire Empyrean's side. She would always side with the stronger one. But today, before anyone knew that Qin Wentian had the ability to face against the Lifire Empyrean head-on, she actually didn't stand on the Lifire Empyrean's side. She had chosen to help Qin Wentian.
This was something that defied logic, letting emotions rule over her mind. But this time around, she finally didn't regret it. Because, he was that outstanding, that extraordinary, and was even willing to give up his resisting because of a woman like her. How many foolish decisions are there in total? Most probably, everyone here would feel that she was unworthy of Qin Wentian to do so and felt that he was foolish. Who was she, Beauty Xiao? Could her life be of equal value to Qin Wentian's life?
"Thank you." Beauty Xiao gently smiled at Qin Wentian. The Lifire Empyrean had retracted his attack. After that, Beauty Xiao's body fell from the air, resembling a willow leave, so gentle and weak. A formless energy then enveloped her. Qin Wentian's silhouette flashed as he directly embraced her, while frenziedly infusing life energy into her body, wanting to extend her ruined vitality.
"Why must you do this?" Qin Wentian felt some pain in his heart. Even though he didn't feel too much emotion for Beauty Xiao, he still found this hard to bear.
"Because, it is worth it. Let me vanish just like this, I don't wish to see my body being ravaged by time in the future. I want to leave this world in my prettiest, most beautiful state." Beauty Xiao's voice sounded exceptionally relaxed. Her beautiful eyes were still filled with charm and luster. But this luster felt like the last hint of radiance, about to fade away at any moment.
"This time around, I finally made the right choice." Beauty Xiao's beautiful eyes shifted away from Qin Wentian, slowly glancing up at the sky. The sky that was painted red by streaks of lifire, was like the color of the setting sun. Right now, this scene in Beauty Xiao's eyes felt exceptionally beautiful.
Her beautiful eyes slowly closed quietly. She didn't feel any pain. Being able to step into death like this, she was already extremely satisfied. She has finally ended her life that was filled with the contempt of others as well as humiliation.
Qin Wentian saw true peace on her features. His heart had no way to calm down, even though nothing could be seen from his external appearance, his heart suddenly felt seized by an intense feeling of vengeance. This feeling of vengeance transformed into towering fires of rage. He inclined his head and stared at the Lifire Empyrean. Only killing intent could be seen in the Qin Wentian at this moment.
A bright light flashed. Beauty Xiao's body gradually vanished within the bright glare of the light. Just like what she had requested, she had left this world in her prettiest state.
Qin Wentian stood straight, a terrifying storm manifested around him, threatening to rend everything apart. His silhouette flashed as he vanished completely from sight. In the next instant, a spatial prison appeared, enveloping the space around him and the Lifire Empyrean. Numerous dharma arms materialized, launching palm attacks imbued with the power of God's Hand. His sword qi river seethed and surged, the sounds of buddhic chants filled the air, giving birth to buddhic light, including a spatial energy that twisted everything.
The Lifire Empyrean folded ancient imprints, unleashing the lifire palm strikes along with the lifire dragons. Their attacks clashed against each other violently, causing the entire space to tremble. Flames kept falling from the sky, burying this sealed space with fire. The eyes of the Lifire Empyrean also flickered with a fearsome killing intent.
Their battle caused the nearby surroundings to rumble. Even the Lifire Clone joined in. However, before it could do so, Di Tian already moved to block it. Boundless strands of sealing light shot towards the Lifire Clone, sealing the space it was in. After being separated from the Lifire Grand Formation's dimension, the Lifire Clone was clearly weakened by several times. It had no way to break free from Di Tian's seals.
The eyes revealed by the masked Di Tian were exceptionally cold. His hands folded gestures as numerous sealing gates blasted out towards the Lifire Clone. Gradually, the Lifire Clone grew smaller in size as the energy within it depleted. Finally, when the last sealing gate slammed into it, the Lifire Clone was directly devoured into the gate of sealing, vanishing from sight.
"The Lifire Clone was destroyed by Di Tian. How powerful." The hearts of everyone trembled. Right now, they had been shocked so many times that they were already somewhat numb.
On the other side, Qin Wentian was madly clashing against the Lifire Empyrean. This time around, Qin Wentian was truly enraged. That magnificent figure was angered for the sake of beauty. Everyone didn't know what the relationship was between Qin Wentian and Beauty Xiao but after they saw that scene earlier, all of them were moved by it. They didn't expect Beauty Xiao, who had an unsavoury reputation, would actually be willing to die for Qin Wentian. Not only so, she died in peace, she was really satisfied.
Maybe, she has finally found what she wanted. No matter what sort of person she was before, she deserved respect from everyone.
"Qin Wentian had comprehended the source origins of many laws. The Lifire Empyrean has been in the empyrean realm for many years, his comprehension should be deeper. But it seems that he could only contend against Qin Wentian due to the boost in power from the Lifire Grand Formation and his Lifire Clone. But now, the Lifire Clone is already destroyed and the Lifire Grand Formation was in danger of being sealed away. Fighting against Qin Wentian like this, the Lifire Empyrean actually was inferior in comparison.
Many people stared at the battle, and felt that they could already predict the ending. The Lifire Empyrean wasn't even a match for a single Qin Wentian, let alone with the addition of Di Tian.
At the next moment, resplendent light produced by the source origin of the laws of light radiated from Qin Wentian brilliantly, resembling divine fire. Each and every one of his attacks contained supreme might that could penetrate everything. Right now, whoever got close to Qin Wentian would be burned to nothingness by the intensity of the light radiating from him.
Di Tian's silhouette flashed. He stood in the air as boundless sealing light enveloped this space, isolating the power from the Lifire Grand Formation. The lifire dragons roared but they soon became trapped in the individual sealing prisons created by Di Tian. Di Tian's eyes could seal this sky, the trapped dragons struggled violently but there was nothing they could do after their source of power was cut off. The Lifire Empyrean also grew weaker and weaker due to the Lifire Grand Formation being isolated. He coughed out blood after being struck by one of Qin Wentian's attack.
The Lifire Empyrean turned pale. His silhouette flashed, wanting to flee the battlefield, yet he only saw Di Tian directly descending before him. Chains radiating sealing energy that were in the form of diagrams, sealed this entire space as they blasted towards the Lifire Empyrean.
The Lifire Empyrean howled in rage, he just avoided Qin Wentian's attack only to face Di Tian's attacks. A sealing chain flashed like lightning, instantly locking his arm. Runes of sealing seeped from it, extending towards the rest of his body.
"BOOM, BOOM, BOOM!" The numerous sealing chain diagrams directly locked down the Lifire Empyrean in a few short moments. If Qin Wentian was still here, he wouldn't be trapped by these chains so easily. But who could he blame?
If it wasn't for the fact that the Lifire Empyrean infuriated Qin Wentian completely and threatened Di Tian, the two of them would never have joined forces.
"BOOM!" A fist of divine radiance directly pierced a hole through the Lifire Empyrean's shoulder blade. A low-sounding roar of pain echoed out, as more sealing diagrams entered his body, wanting to completely seal his energy.
Qin Wentian stretched out his hand, grabbing the other arm of the Lifire Empyrean. With an intention of will, boundless motes of light converged into a sharp sword that slashed out, completely destroying that arm.
"Torturing him till he is dead?" At this moment, although the crowd was already numb, they still couldn't help but feel their hearts pounding. The Lifire Empyrean, the sovereign of this place, the Palace Lord of this world palace, was actually in such a state.
Before this, all of them felt that the chances of the Lifire Empyrean being the final victor was greater. But who would have thought that the ending would bring such shock to everyone?
If the Lifire Empyrean didn't use despicable methods and used Beauty Xiao and Di Tian's subordinates to threaten them, Qin Wentian would have fought him alone. The Lifire Empyrean had his strength greatly boosted by the Lifire Grand Formation and also had a Lifire Clone. How could he not be able to deal with a single empyrean? If he could win against Qin Wentian, he would kill him and target Di Tian next.
Sadly, he made a wrong move. This wrong move he made had completely enraged Qin Wentian. It also made Di Tian not want to give him any more chances. Hence, the two of them joined forces and the powerful Lifire Empyrean was completely unable to resist.
"ARGH!" Another scream rang out. The other arm of the Lifire Empyrean was crushed. His face contorted into an extremely malevolent expression. He could not accept such an ending.
Who was he? He was the king on the throne of this entire vast stretch of territories, a direct subordinate of the Lifelong Realmlord. Was he really going to die to two juniors who recently became famous tens of years ago?
Back then, he only treated Qin Wentian as a chess piece. But now, this chess piece was torturing him before killing him!
"BOOM!" Another punch flew out, blasting through the Lifire Empyrean's chest, destroying the interior of his body. The malevolent expression on the Lifire Empyrean's face was replaced by terror. He finally understood what his fate would be. He stared at Qin Wentian with eyes full of despair.
"BOOM, BOOM, BOOM!" Qin Wentian vented all his emotions out, launching strike after strike. The Lifire Empyrean was no longer in a humanly-recognizable form.
"Spare me please!" The Lifire Empyrean screamed. The powerful him, the prideful him, was actually begging for mercy.
"BOOM!" Another destructive strike blasted out. Under the despair-filled gaze of the Lifire Empyrean, this strike directly blasted towards his brain. Under the radiance of the light, his body shattered as his soul dissipated bit by bit. The last thought he had was what would have happened if back then those years ago, he didn't imprison Ye Qianyu and had chosen to give her to Qin Wentian instead.
In that case, would history be rewritten?
Would everything develop towards another ending?
Would Qin Wentian be willing to be used by him?
There were no 'what ifs,' everything was already fixed.
The Lifire Empyrean had died, the skies of the Lifire Palace changed!