With this thought in mind, Yang Kai put away the Wind Bottle, stretched out his hand, and gripped the air. As his Dragon Prestige filled the air, he summoned his Azure Dragon Spear and casually swung it forward.
The mantis head flew into a rage, not having expected Yang Kai to change his attack so quickly. As the Azure Dragon Spear rapidly expanded in front of its eyes, it quickly raised its twin blades to block.
With a clank, the praying mantis head’s expression changed slightly and its two compound eyes began to tremble violently. The figure that was rushing forward suddenly floated backwards like a leaf blown by the wind.
After retreating more than a thousand feet, the praying mantis head looked down and saw a dent appear on its right arm. Its incomparably sturdy blade had been nearly pierced through by its opponent’s spear.
Shocked, he stared at the Azure Dragon Spear in his hand and asked hoarsely, “What kind of spear is this?”
He was well aware of his own body, and although he didn’t dare say it was impregnable, there were only a handful of things that could hurt him. However, this opponent in front of him was so terrifying that he felt a fatal threat.
“Of course… the spear that will kill you!” Before Yang Kai could finish speaking, he had already flashed in front of the mantis head and thrust his spear forward again.
At the same time, he also felt a bit of regret. He had been prepared to take this mantis head’s life with that spear just now. The Azure Dragon Spear was refined from the entire skeleton of a dragon, and even in the Three Thousand Worlds, it was a top-class killing artifact. Although the mantis head’s defense was powerful, it was impossible for it to withstand the might of the Azure Dragon Spear.
Unfortunately, all his efforts had been in vain.
Having suffered such a loss once, how could the mantis head dare to take it head on? It quickly dodged and transformed into a green light that flew around Yang Kai, waving its blade and slashing out incredible attacks from all directions.
Yang Kai pushed the power of his Azure Dragon Spear to its limit, causing the sky to be filled with spear shadows.
Compared to Mantis Head’s exquisite blade technique, Yang Kai’s spear technique could be said to be a beginner’s. After all, he had never cultivated a spear technique before, and since obtaining the Azure Dragon Spear, he had been able to use it at will. The two were incomparable in terms of technique.
It wasn’t that he didn’t care about techniques, it was just that he felt that in a life and death battle, the difference in strength was the deciding factor. No matter how strong one’s technique was, he would still be able to defeat it.
But now, he realized that his thinking was somewhat narrow.
The power of the Azure Dragon Spear was boundless, but it was unable to do anything to this mantis head. The other party’s figure was as slippery as a loach, and his blade technique had reached the pinnacle of perfection. He had already reached a terrifying realm of skill, and from time to time, he would stab his body, causing a stream of blood to flow from his wounds.
Even the sturdy dragon body was unable to withstand the sharpness of this blade.
If this battle continued, the one who would suffer in the end would be him.
Yang Kai’s heart trembled slightly, but there was nothing he could do. If he wanted to leave, he could do so at any time. Although Mantis Head’s speed was fast, it couldn’t stop Yang Kai’s Space Teleportation, but if he were to retreat like this, he would definitely feel depressed and his Martial Dao would be impeded.
“Your blood… looks so delicious,” In the midst of the fierce battle, the mantis head was still paying attention to other things, clearly having done so with ease. As it spoke, it was panting slightly, as if it had seen some extremely delicious food, causing its appetite to greatly increase.
Yang Kai’s body was covered in dragon blood, so ordinary cultivators wouldn’t be able to sense anything, but as a Monster Beast with the head of a mantis, his sense of smell was extremely sharp, so he naturally noticed the difference.
“No wonder Mistress wanted me to capture you alive, hahaha, Great Uncle Mantis is going to make a great contribution.” The mantis head laughed loudly, and as it turned its body, sounds came from all directions.
Yang Kai’s lips tightened, but he didn’t say a word as he focused on dealing with the torrential attacks of the mantis head. Wherever the two of them passed, their blades, Qi, and spear would sweep across the world, shattering the already damaged Star City into pieces.
However, after a long period of vigilance, there was bound to be some kind of oversight. The man and the monster fought for a full hour before the Mantis Head finally found a good opportunity to block Yang Kai’s Azure Dragon Spear with his blade arm and slam into him, his two compound eyes flashing with a fierce light as he stabbed towards Yang Kai’s chest.
With a muffled sound, half of the blade’s arm pierced into Yang Kai’s abdomen and exited his back.
Blood splashed as Yang Kai’s face paled slightly, but the corner of his mouth curled into a mocking smile, “I finally caught you!”
As soon as he finished speaking, he completely disregarded the sharpness of the blade and grabbed the blade with his left hand, instantly cutting his finger and causing blood to flow.
The mantis head thought that the situation had been decided and was just about to laugh out loud when he heard this and instinctively felt that something was wrong. When he looked up, he saw that the Azure Dragon Spear was already stabbing towards his head.
With a hoarse laugh, he said, “You want to catch this Great Uncle Mantis? Little thing is too naive!”
The blade that had been inserted into Yang Kai’s abdomen suddenly twisted, taking advantage of Yang Kai’s pain to pull out the blade and retreat.
“Condense!” Yang Kai shouted as he pushed his Space Laws to the limit, causing space to freeze.
The mantis head’s smile suddenly froze on his face as he felt the surrounding space madly press down on him, causing his speed to greatly decrease. Seeing the Azure Dragon Spear rapidly filling his vision, he cried out in horror, “This little thing is too cunning!”
No matter how hard he tried, he couldn’t match the speed of the Azure Dragon Spear.
With a bang, the sound of something shattering rang out, and in mid-air, the head of the mantis head exploded. The headless corpse twitched and fell to the ground.
Yang Kai retracted his spear and spat out a mouthful of blood as his body fell to the ground.
This time, he had suffered a great loss.
For the sake of this final killing blow, Yang Kai had been holding back and not using his Space Laws to limit Mantis Head’s speed, all in order to make him careless. In the end, he had taken the risk of using his own body to delay his opponent while using his Space Laws to limit his speed.
If not for this, who knew how long this battle would last.
However, it was worth it. Although his body had suffered heavy injuries, being able to kill such a powerful enemy was also a kind of harvest and tempering for his growth.
Looking down, Yang Kai saw a bloody hole in his chest and abdomen, from which blood was gushing out. His entire body was covered in wounds, and from beginning to end, Yang Kai had been beaten up. The mantis head had only received two shots from him, one shot to test its strength, and one shot to kill.
Wanting to get up, Yang Kai’s stomach churned and the pain was unbearable, forcing him to sit down cross-legged and take out some healing pills to swallow.
Taking advantage of this opportunity, Yang Kai put the praying mantis head corpse into his Space Ring before quietly circulating his Mysterious Technique to heal his injuries.
Time passed slowly, and after the time it takes an incense stick to burn, the sound of footsteps could be heard.
Yang Kai opened his eyes and saw Lu Xue walking towards him with a pale face.
As their eyes met, a trace of panic flashed across Lu Xue’s eyes.
When she had escaped from the main hall, she had been affected by the shockwaves from the battle between Yang Kai and Mantis Head, but she didn’t know what the situation was like between the two of them. As soon as the battle stopped, she came over to investigate.
Unexpectedly, the one who won in the end was Yang Kai, while the seemingly invincible mantis head fell to the side, even its head shattered.
Although she didn’t see the entire battle clearly, she knew how terrifying it was. At this moment, Yang Kai’s aura was weak and his face was pale. Obviously, he had suffered heavy injuries.
Pursing her lips, Lu Xue walked towards Yang Kai.
Yang Kai stared at her coldly, wondering what this woman was trying to do. Could it be that she wanted to take advantage of the moment when he was seriously injured to take revenge? However, she was also an arrow at the end of its flight and couldn’t exert much strength at all. If she really did this, he would give her a big surprise and let her know that a starving camel was still bigger than a horse.
One step, two steps, only a few thousand feet away, Lu Xue took half an incense stick of time to reach Yang Kai, panting slightly as she reached out to grab him.
Yang Kai sneered in his heart as he slowly gathered his strength, wondering why this woman didn’t have any killing intent.
In the next moment, Yang Kai showed a stunned expression, because although Lu Xue had caught him, she had no intention of attacking him. Instead, she had her back to him and squatted down in front of him, revealing her slender back. Grabbing his wrist with both hands, she lifted him up and whispered, “This is a dangerous place, we can’t stay here for long!”
With great effort, he got up and walked out of the Star City.
She actually wanted to carry him away!
Yang Kai was stunned for a moment. If Lu Xue took advantage of this opportunity to take revenge, he wouldn’t be surprised at all. After all, he had killed so many people from Sword Pavilion and made her suffer a fate worse than death. It could be said he had a deep grudge with her.
But what did she mean by this?
Yang Kai couldn’t understand. His relationship with her was that of an enemy, not a friend.
After all, she was a woman and her body was very soft. This was the first time she was carrying a man on her back, so when she heard Yang Kai’s breathing, Lu Xue’s ears gradually turned red.
Although there wasn’t much of a difference between the two of them, Yang Kai was still taller than her, so when Lu Xue walked, she could only hunch her back and look quite comical.
This was the first time Yang Kai had been carried by a woman like this, and for some reason, a strange feeling welled up in his heart.
No matter what, he was not used to this kind of situation. Reaching out, he patted Lu Xue’s shoulder and lightly coughed, “Hold on.”
Lu Xue stopped and thought about it for a moment, but in the end, she still decided to let Yang Kai go, grabbed his arm, and dragged him forward.
After just a few steps, she staggered and almost fell to the ground. Fortunately, Yang Kai caught her.
Looking at each other, Yang Kai was speechless while Lu Xue blushed.
“Let’s go,” Yang Kai said, and the two of them supported each other as they walked out of this broken Star City.
Before coming here, Yang Kai had been filled with high spirits and murderous intent, but he had never imagined that he would be in such a sorry state.
From time to time, he would turn his head to look at Lu Xue. He was certain that this woman didn’t have any murderous intent towards him, otherwise, just now would have been the best opportunity to attack.
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