Chapter 0015 – Kill
Gu Fei abruptly stopped, he was jolted by the words of Ning Cheng, although he wanted to kill him. Ning Cheng was right, the King made the commitment in front of a lot of people, and if he arbitrarily went and killed Ning Cheng, how would he be able to justify it?
Thinking this, Gu Fei sneered and said, “Ning Cheng, you really are smart, before I had no reason to challenge you but now you hit me in the face. The Duelling Platform is over there, if do not dare go there, then I’ll start with your grandfather’s crotch, and say that the ugly Ji woman .........”
“Gu Fei, you are at the Qi Gathering 3rd Level, but still want to challenge a person at Qi Gathering 1st Level, do you have any shame?” Senior Apprentice Sister Zhuang said with some anger.
Gu Yuming replied calmly, “Senior Apprentice Sister Zhuang, I would like it if you would stay fair, not because Gu Fei is my brother. A Qi Gathering 1st Level student dare to take the initiative to hit a Qi Gathering 3rd Level student, don’t say that Gu Fei is not taking the Academy into account, he is issuing a formal challenge to Ning Cheng. Even if he kills Ning Cheng, Ning Cheng can only blame himself for it.”
Ning Cheng laughed, and cutting into the words spoken by Gu Yuming said, “What are you two brothers, who are garbage, discussing in front of your father, you want to challenge your father, fine, I, your father, accept your challenge.”
Taking a sigh of relief, he thought that in any case he was already a dead man, so before he ends up dying, he would definitely kill Gu Fei.
“Ning Cheng, you are just at the Qi Gathering 1st Level, if you and Gu Fei fight, the end result will be .......” Zhuang Tianya knew that Ning Cheng had no choice, but still she could not help but say these words.
Ning Cheng certainly knew that he did not have any other choice, so before Zhuang Tianya could say anything else he interjected, “Thank you Senior Apprentice Sister Zhuang for helping me so many times, if this Ning Cheng has an opportunity in the future, then this Ning Cheng would certainly repay the favour the Senior Apprentice Sister has shown to him.”
“Humph, piece of thrash, you already know that it’s a bad fix for the challenge, even then you really have the guts to go do such a thing.” A contemptuous voice which was filled with disdain arrived.
Ning Cheng recognized this man, he was one of the seeded students to join the Falling Star Academy’s selection, named Hou Chuan. He was a genius; he usually only knows how to cultivate. He also just arrived at the gate of the Academy, and said those words in a sarcastic tone.
Gu Yuming face turned ugly, if it was someone else, he would have taught him a lesson already. But he did not dare face Hou Chuan, it’s not the Hou Chuan’s cultivation level was worse than his, but with Hou Chuan’s status, he did not dare make a move against him.
Ning Cheng knew that Hou Chuan was giving him a bit of a fighting chance, and then turned to Gu Fei and said, “You challenged me and I accepted. Since you are the challenger, then of course I will choose the rules of the Duel.”
Gu Fei said with disdain, “You can choose, no matter what kind of method you choose, I Gu Fei will also follow it.”
“Okay, since I am at the Qi Gathering 1st Level, then if we battle, it would clearly be unfair. But I am still very confident of my own speed, so why don’t we compare our speeds. Both of us will start at the gates of the Cang Le City, and run along in the direction of the Daan Forest, the person who is last to reach it, would be killed.” Ning Cheng said in a nonchalant way.
On hearing Ning Cheng’s words, all the people came to understand, that originally he was thinking for a way to escape. However, this was a bit too good to be true, if he could escape with such a method, then what was the point of anyone cultivating. Some of the on looking students even chuckled, hearing Ning Cheng’s idea, they thought that he really was naive.
After listening to him, Hou Chuan shook his head, turned away from the crowd and quickly moved away. If it was him, even if he was to end up dying, he would still face Gu Fei on the Duelling Platform for a showdown to measure his strength. He would never try to escape, and then be insulted and then finally be killed. Therefore, he had no interest in watching Ning Cheng’s duel, he wanted to go to the Cang Le City to buy several things, so that later when he was going out of the continent, he would have a souvenir or two as a memento.
Zhuang Tianya was silent as she shook her head, she did not think that Ning Cheng would come up with such a childish way. A Qi Gathering 1st Level cultivator, even if he was faster, how could he beat a cultivator at Qi Gathering 3rd Level?
Gu Fei also clearly understood the meaning of Ning Cheng’s words, with a sneer he thought, trying to escape from my hands? Stop dreaming. The duelling method proposed by Ning Cheng did not contradict him, even though Ji Luo Fei’s aunt had given out a fake threat, but at least he had to make it look like it was clean on the surface. Moreover, the King of Cang Qin had also said that no one can cause trouble for Ning Cheng unreasonably.
Now he just wanted Ning Cheng to flee like a mouse trying to escape, currently he had no place to kill Ning Cheng, and yet if Ning Cheng ran, it would only coincide with what he meant. He was sure that even if others came to know that Ning Cheng was killed, no one would question him about it afterwards.
Sure enough when Gu Fei saw his brother, Gu Yuming nod to him, apparently he also wanted to kill Ning Cheng in a place where no one would be able to see.
“Ok, I agree with your approach, of going out of the city.” Gu Fei’s eyes flashed with murder, and was the first to leave.
Ning Cheng breathed a sigh of relief, although he knew that Gu Fei would certainly agree, but he was afraid that the others would be able to see his true cultivation level. Once the people knew that he was at the Qi Gathering 3rd Level, rather that Qi Gathering 1st Level, then no one would have agreed with his proposal of having a race out of the city.
Zhuang Tianya was in no mood to see Ning Cheng getting killed, she was soon going to leave the Cang Qin Province, and needed to go back to her family and explain it. But the students of the Cang Qin Academy were very excited as they had nothing better to do, they wanted to know if Gu Fei would really end up killing Ning Cheng when he ran out
The status of the students of the Cang Qin Academy was very high, with so many students going out to the city, it immediately caused a huge sensation. The road leading out to the city, became very active as the people on the road stepped aside to let them pass.
Even after half an hour, there was still a line of people coming towards the Cang Le City. Looking back at the vicissitudes of the ancient city of Cang Le, Ning Cheng let out a sigh in his heart. Since there was no one blocking his path, it took him just a bit more than an hour to get to the city’s gates. He could affirm that, even if he and Ji Luo Fei managed to escape from the two men at the Qi Gathering 6th Level who had come to kill them, they would still be unable to get out of the Cang Le City safely. He came to understand that his thinking before was too naive.
“This is the last time in your entire life that you would be seeing Cang Le City, take a good look at it till your heart’s content, rest assured, I won’t let you run far.” Seeing the pale look on Ning Cheng’s face, Gu Fei said with a sneer.
Ning Cheng did not bother to pay any attention to him, turning his back to the students who had come to spectate, he cupped his fists and said, “Now I’ll go, Gu Fei as long as you can catch up to me, you can then kill me.”
With that, Ning Cheng did not speak anymore nonsense and rushed out. He had never been out of the city before, so him running out now felt strange to him.
Gu Fei, Gu Yuming and the others, looking at Ning Cheng’s running speed and posture, with his strength and luck, they knew that they did not think wrongly, Ning Cheng just wanted to use this opportunity to escape. Unfortunately, Ning Cheng’s cultivation level was too low, with his ability, even if it was an ordinary person at Qi Gathering 1st Level, they could easily catch up to him and kill him.
Gu Fei who was standing near the people on the side-lines said, “I am going to play with a clown.”
Having said this, he just moved his body a little, and came very close to Ning Cheng. But Gu Fei did not stop Ning Cheng, but rather sent out a Wind Edge towards his back, instantly blood blossomed on Ning Cheng’s back.
At this point the people who came to watch a spectacle lost their interest, they thought that Ning Cheng, who believed that he could escape, but came up with such a naive approach. Gu Fei was now entirely playing with Ning Cheng, what was the point for them in watching this? Some of the students went back to the Academy. The reason why they came out was to see if Ning Cheng really had the ability to escape, since he clearly did not, then what was the point in watching?
Gu Yuming smiled to the crowd of people lifting his fist he said, “I’ll go and see him.”
Having calmly said this he just slowly followed behind, although he said that he was going to look, the speed at which he was moving was clearly much slower that Ning Cheng’s speed.
Although there were no friends of Ning Cheng, looking at the Gu brothers killing a person at Qi Gathering 1st Layer, no one wanted to join in that kind of fun. If one looked at the past results, wasn’t it obvious that he should not have offended the Gu brothers? With Gu Yuming slowly following behind, it was obvious that he wanted to see how long this play would last.
Although Ning Cheng was being suppressed by Gu Fei’s several Wind Edges, once he could not see the Cang Le City, he finally sped up, but his breathing became more intense,
Seeing Ning Cheng speed up puzzled Gu Fei, but then he immediately felt the pace of Ning Cheng was superficial. At this point he felt that the Qi in Ning Cheng was in disorder, and he was running entirely on the strength of his willpower alone.
“Let’s call it, your grandfather is in no mood to pursue you anymore.” just as Gu Fei said this, he picked up speed while at the same time brought out a Sword Light to cut him into two.
Ning Cheng suddenly turned, and almost instantaneously, escaped the shadow of Gu Fei’s sword. As his body moved to the right of the bully Gu Fei, he sent out a Flame Edge.
Gu Fei did not have to look Ning Cheng in the eyes, this time when he saw Ning Cheng suddenly accelerate, he knew that he was deceived by Ning Cheng. Ning Cheng’s reaction speed, and the momentum of his Flame Edge, was not of a cultivator of Qi Gathering 1st Level, but of a cultivator at the Qi Gathering 3rd Level. Even if he was at the Qi Gathering 3rd Level, he could not escape the Flame Edge that was coming towards him.
It was too late for Gu Fei to think how Ning Cheng reached Qi Gathering 3rd Level suddenly, he hastily tried to twist his body, he wanted to avoid Ning Cheng’s Flame Edge, but it seemed that Ning Cheng’s Flame Edge had eyes of its own, as it directly flew towards Gu Fei’s arm and chest as it exploded with a bang.
“Gu Fei, count yourself lucky, little ol’ me does not have the time to slowly cook you, in the future your brother will also slowly follow you. Eat my blade......”
Ning Cheng threw out another Flame Edge, from this Flame Edge of Ning Cheng, Gu Fei felt a great deal of danger.
“Poof” this Flame Edge almost cleaved Gu Fei in two, he could clearly feel his body being torn apart from his abdomen filling his body with an incomparable pain a moment later.
Ning Cheng’s heart sank, he was immediately aware of what had happened, this was because he lacked any combat experience, he did not think that Gu Fei would die with his attack, he came to understand that it was because he and Gu Fei were fighting too closely.
Although Gu Fei died before he could carry out his revenge on Ning Cheng, it was no longer untenable, as Ning Cheng had almost directly split him into two parts.
Ning Cheng forced back his injury, his cloths were torn in many places, then he grabbed Gu Fei’s dead body and quickly ran forward, as blood dripped all along the way. After running about a hundred meters, Ning Cheng suddenly backtracked his steps and then changed his direction while he quickly fled. This time, he was more than ten time faster than Gu Fei when he was chasing him.
Ning Cheng was very clear that if he didn’t speed up, and Gu Yuming came, then he really would die. At this time, he took the sword that was hung on Gu Fei’s back, lifted his arm and set fire to Gu Fei’s corpse, after Gu Fei’s body was completely burned to charcoal, he forcibly threw his burnt body into the large pond that was by the side of the road.
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