“En,” Zhao Yebai nodded gloomily. To him, Uncle Yang was just like his mother, his family. Now that he and Xiao Ya could both cultivate, they were no longer children. Naturally, he wanted to use his own ability to make Uncle Yang live a good life.
Zhao Ya suddenly reached out and grabbed him.
When Zhao Yebai turned his head, he saw Zhao Ya’s expression become solemn as she looked around. This was a desolate wilderness with deep vegetation and the sound of the wind rustling the trees.
“What’s wrong?” Zhao Yebai asked curiously.
“There’s a bloody smell!” Zhao Ya’s brow furrowed as her expression changed drastically, shouting, “Be careful!”
Saying so, she spat out a gentle force from her palm and sent Zhao Yebai flying.
A figure suddenly appeared and a sword light slashed across the spot where Zhao Yebai was originally standing. If Zhao Ya hadn’t quickly pushed him away, he would have died.
Zhao Yebai tumbled a few times on the ground, but when he stood up again, he saw that Zhao Ya was already engaged in a fierce battle with the newcomer.
This man held a long sword in his hand, and each of his strikes was like a rainstorm, each one of them deadly.
Zhao Ya’s silver spear danced in the air, and although she did her best to resist, she was still at a disadvantage.
“Immortal Ascension Stage!” Zhao Yebai exclaimed.
He was well aware of Zhao Ya’s abilities. Now that she had reached the Ninth Order of True Element Stage and had been cultivating under her Master for so many years, her aptitude was outstanding and she had the ability to fight across realms. However, this enemy who had suddenly appeared in front of them was actually able to suppress her. Without a doubt, he is at the Immortal Ascension Stage!
Moreover, he was definitely above the Fourth Order of the Immortal Ascension Stage, otherwise he wouldn’t have such ability.
Zhao Yebai noticed that this person seemed to have been injured, and there was a large patch of blood on his chest that had yet to dry. The smell of blood Zhao Ya had just smelled should be from this.
“Two little brats who are still wet behind the ears dare to try and play with the tiger’s whiskers, today I’ll make sure you never return!” As the man attacked, he gnashed his teeth and shouted, causing Zhao Ya to retreat again. The huge gap between their cultivation realms was not something that an outstanding talent could make up for. A True Element Stage Ninth Order cultivator was not that strong.
Zhao Yebai watched anxiously from the side. He had just broken through to the Qi Transformation Stage, so even if he wanted to help, there was nothing he could do. If he rashly interfered, not only would he not be able to help Xiao Ya, he would instead become her burden.
However, after listening to the man’s words, Zhao Yebai quickly realized a problem, “Senior, please stop. The two of us were just passing by this place by accident. Did Senior misunderstand something?”
This person was obviously being pursued by a powerful master and was hiding here to heal his injuries. In the end, he and Zhao Ya had coincidentally arrived here. If they hadn’t discovered anything, it would have been fine, but with Zhao Ya’s bloodlust, this person could no longer hide and could only appear to fight.
Sure enough, when the man heard this, he frowned and slowed down his attack.
Zhao Ya, who had been forced to retreat, just breathed a sigh of relief when she saw the man turn around and charge towards Zhao Yebai.
This man’s injuries weren’t light. Seeing that he couldn’t take down Zhao Ya in such a short time, he actually rushed towards Zhao Yebai, whose cultivation was relatively low. Without a doubt, he wanted to seize the hostage and take the initiative, slowing down his attacks just to numb Zhao Ya.
The sword’s cold light completely filled Zhao Yebai’s vision, and his powerful Divine Sense locked him in place, rendering him unable to move.
“Die!” Zhao Ya shouted, the silver spear in her hand suddenly releasing a dazzling light as she poured all of her cultivation into this spear.
The power of this spear had far exceeded the True Element Stage, causing the man’s soul to tremble and his back to shiver.
Ignoring Zhao Yebai, the man hurriedly turned around and thrust his sword forward.
A bloody light burst out as the man was pierced by Zhao Ya’s spear and staggered backwards, his hand covering his waist as he glared at her!
He had never thought that he would be injured so badly by a little girl at the Ninth Order True Element Stage. The power of that spear was obviously not something a True Element Stage cultivator could display. This little girl definitely had a master guiding her from behind.
Gritting his teeth and glaring at Zhao Ya, the man stomped his foot and didn’t dare to continue fighting with her. In a flash, he rushed into the depths of the forest, leaving behind a trail of blood.
Seeing this person retreat, Zhao Yebai couldn’t help feeling a trace of lingering fear. Although they had encountered some dangers while travelling outside, today was definitely the most dangerous time. Just now, he felt like he had stepped into the gates of hell!
“Brother Xiaobai, are you alright?” Zhao Ya asked with concern.
“I’m fine!” Zhao Yebai shook his head, his eyes suddenly narrowing as he stared at Zhao Ya’s left chest, “Xiao Ya, you…”
Zhao Ya smiled, the snow white clothes on her chest quickly becoming blood red as her delicate body staggered slightly before falling forward.
Zhao Yebai rushed forward to support her, and in his vision, the blood-red color rapidly expanded and fiercely attacked his Soul, causing his mouth to go dry and his soul to leave his body.
“I… I’m fine!” Zhao Ya said weakly.
Zhao Yebai was on the verge of tears. Only now did he realize that although Xiao Ya had injured the enemy, she had also been injured by the enemy. Such an injury was definitely not light.
After saying this, Zhao Ya tilted her neck and closed her eyes.
“Xiao Ya!” Zhao Yebai panicked, his entire body trembling uncontrollably, but fortunately, he was able to sense that Zhao Ya’s vitality was still intact, just that her injuries were severe and she had temporarily lost consciousness.
He quickly took out a healing pill from his Space Ring, opened Zhao Ya’s mouth, and fed it to her. At the same time, he poured his weak strength into Zhao Ya’s body to help her dissolve the medicinal effects and stop the blood from flowing from her wounds.
It was not wise to remain in this dangerous place for long. Although that man had been forced back by Zhao Ya just now, who knew if he would be able to escape.
Zhao Yebai didn’t even dare to examine Zhao Ya’s injuries carefully, quickly picking her up and flying off in another direction.
After the time it took for an incense stick to burn, a small wooden house appeared in his vision.
Zhao Yebai didn’t know why there was a wooden house in this barren mountain, but he guessed that it was where the hunters lived when they were hunting.
Pushing open the door, he found that there was no one in the house, but it was clear that someone had been cleaning this place often.
The interior of the wooden house was extremely simple and crude. Zhao Yebai gently placed Zhao Ya on the bed and slapped his cheeks a few times, forcing himself to calm down before taking a deep breath to stop his trembling.
Stretching out his hand, he tested Zhao Ya’s breathing and found that it was slightly calmer than before. It seemed like the healing medicine she had taken earlier had taken effect.
However, looking at Zhao Ya’s injuries, Zhao Yebai couldn’t help falling into a dilemma.
Xiao Ya’s left chest had been injured, and although he had helped her stop the blood flowing from her wound when he ran here, he still had to bandage it.
But now, he and Xiao Ya were no longer seven or eight years old children, and both of them had grown up, so how could he take action in such a place?
However, this was a matter of life and death, and if the wound wasn’t carefully bandaged, it was highly likely that some accident would occur.
Just as Zhao Yebai made up his mind to act, he suddenly heard footsteps outside.
Zhao Yebai suddenly turned his head and shouted, “Who is it!”
At this moment, he was somewhat frightened, fearing that a powerful enemy would pursue then. If that was the case, even if he lost his life, he might not be able to protect Xiao Ya.
The footsteps outside the door stopped and after a moment, a soft voice rang out, “Who are you? Why are you in my house?”
It was a woman’s voice!
Zhao Yebai’s heart relaxed and he pushed open the door. Looking up, he saw a well-dressed woman standing outside. This woman was about forty years old and had taken good care of herself. She looked a bit young, but for some reason, there was a faint frown on her face.
The woman should have some status because the two guards behind her were all staring at Zhao Yebai vigilantly.
“Seven Stars Collections, Zhao Yebai greets Madam,” Zhao Yebai respectfully bowed, “I didn’t know this house belonged to Madam, if I have disturbed you, please do not blame me.”
The woman looked him up and down and saw that he didn’t show any discourtesy, so she nodded slightly, “It’s fine, I don’t come to this house often, so if you can use it, you can use it.”
Saying so, she turned to leave.
It seemed she had originally planned to come here to rest, but since there were already outsiders here, it would be inconvenient.
“Madam!” Zhao Yebai called out.
The woman looked back at him suspiciously.
Zhao Yebai cupped his fists and said, “My little sister and I met with an accident, and my little sister was injured by someone. As a man, it’s not convenient for me to help her bandage her wound. If Madam can help, I, Zhao Yebai, will be forever grateful!”
“Your sister is injured?” The woman was surprised.
Zhao Yebai nodded, “Inside the house.”
“Let me see,” The woman didn’t hesitate to enter the house.
The two guards, however, stared at Zhao Yebai vigilantly as one of them whispered, “Madam, be careful of any traps.”
“Human lives are at stake,” The woman said as she led the two guards into the house, the thick smell of blood immediately filling the air.
Seeing Zhao Ya lying on the bed with a weak aura, the two guards finally believed what Zhao Yebai said.
“Leave the medicine behind, all of you leave first!” The woman waved her hand.
Zhao Yebai was extremely grateful as he took out all the items from his Space Ring and placed them beside the bed before leaving the room with the two guards. Closing the door, he waited patiently.
A moment later, a cry rang out from inside the house.
Zhao Yebai was startled and asked, “Madam, what’s wrong?”
The two guards even took a step forward, wanting to rush in but were firmly blocked by Zhao Yebai.
“Don’t come in,” The woman’s voice suddenly trembled, “I’m fine, I’m fine!”
“Madam, are you really alright?” One of the guards asked worriedly.
“I’m fine!” The woman’s tone was resolute and decisive.
The two guards glanced at each other. Although they didn’t understand why their Madam had cry out just now, since she said she was fine, they couldn’t force their way in and could only wait patiently.
After a while, the woman’s voice came from inside the room, “Alright, come in.”
Zhao Yebai couldn’t wait to open the door and enter. Looking around, he saw Zhao Ya lying peacefully on the bed, while the woman was sitting on the edge of the bed, staring down at her. Her hands were covered in blood, but she didn’t seem to care, her gaze extremely gentle.
Zhao Yebai keenly noticed that this woman’s eyes were red, as if she had been crying.
TO BE CONTINUED...