AST 2021 - Entangled, She Was Provoked

Ancient Strengthening Technique

AST 2021 - Entangled, She Was Provoked

“Qing Shui, that thing was scary, let’s go!” Yu Xixuan said after a brief thought.

Beiming Xue said nothing, but she looked uneasy too. It was hard for anyone who encountered a situation like this to keep calm, especially when life was in extremely great danger.

“Don’t you want to see what is lurking down there?” Qing Shui asked with a smirk.

Qing Shui knew curiosity would kill a cat, but he was eager to find out more about the underwater creature and how strong it was. Still, he knew it was hazardous; i would probably be the most dangerous attempt he had ever made.

He was in struggle too.

Beiming Xue shook her head this time, “Qing Shui, don’t be impulsive. There are too many scary and powerful things in the Main Continents, if you aren’t able to figure out everything, you might lose your life.”

Qing Shui nodded. He decided to put off the idea eventually; it was too risky.

Just as Qing Shui was about to leave, the previous aura was sensed again. Qing Shui was shocked at once. As he was about to retreat with the women, Beiming Xue was struck by the tentacle. There were tiny tentacles on the gigantic, thick tentacle, they could entangle a whole person.


Beiming Xue let out a loud scream, being terrified, her face turned pale. Women feared the tentacle-like object the most. Qing Shui grabbed Beiming Xue hastily and released Little Rin. He told Yu Xixuan, “Leave together with Little Rin. Quickly, I will find you.”

He ordered Little Rin to head towards the exit and protect Yu Xixuan on the way out of this place. After all, it was too dangerous here. Without Little Rin, it was hard to tell if Yu Xixuan could make it out with only the Ice Burst Demonic Bear. He did not want any accidents.

“Qing Shui, let me be. Leave quickly!” Beiming Xue sounded anxious.

She knew she was doomed and was frightened, but she felt relieved once she saw Qing Shui was dragged along with her.

They were drawn into the freezing cold lake water. Qing Shui didn’t dare to release his hand, he said to Beiming Xue, “Don’t be afraid, it’ll be fine. I’m here.”

Qing Shui racked his brain for a solution. It seemed that he had to fight against this huge creature.

Qing Shui knew that there would probably be a lot of tentacles later, it would be really troublesome by then.

This tentacle had a thick trunk, about several meters thick. It was a headache to fend off this spider web-like object. Qing Shui used every formation and Buddha Ultimate Art, also the Emperor’s Qi and the Art of Pursuing.

After a tremendous boost of defense power, Beiming Xue suffered less now. Before this, she was almost strangled to death.

Dragon Slaying Beast!

Qing Shui released the Dragon Slaying Beast and told it to bite this giant tentacle.

The Dragon Slaying Beast was terrifying enough. With Qing Shui’s assistance, it improved greatly in strength. This huge tentacle was munched and broken instantly.

Qing Shui and Beiming Xue could get off the tentacle temporarily; the little tentacles that were stuck on their bodies were released too. However, before they could take a breath, the broken tentacle apparently regenerated and attacked them again.

“Terrifying regeneration power!” Qing Shui was amazed. However, he was not as anxious as before. Still, he knew the danger was still there.

Qing Shui could only see the tentacle now, he had no idea where its main body was. Hence, he was passive at the moment.

Was this ever going to end…

Qing Shui and the Dragon Slaying Beast chopped off the tentacle endless times, but it was all in vain. Like a lizard’s tail, it grew back in the blink of an eye.

Just as Qing Shui was dumbfounded, another wave came. Qing Shui was bewildered; this time, several tentacles came. There were more than ten…

It was already flustering when there was one. Now, ten additional tentacles were coming; this was going to be endless.

Qing Shui did not get to see the appearance of the big creature, but his previous de-buffs were definitely effective. Now, these tentacles were no longer as fast and powerful as before.

This boosted Qing Shui’s confidence.

“Qing Shui, go! I know you can escape alone,” Beiming Xue stared at Qing Shui gratefully.

“Trust me, it will be fine,” Qing Shui gripped on Beiming Xue’s hands tightly, but at this moment, he was not in the mood to feel the warmth and softness.

Qing Shui was entangled too; he was stuck there with her. Meanwhile, the Dragon Slaying Beast was also tied up like a dumpling.

The spider web-like technique was the most effective measure against the Dragon Slaying Beast; the technique could trap it to death. After all, it was very tough to kill the Dragon Slaying Beast; one must be really strong to defeat it...

Qing Shui gave up struggling for the moment, but he was prepared to attack at any time. Just then, he wanted to figure out the creature below completely.

Beiming Xue felt guilty that he risked his life for her. Feeling his tight grip on her hand, she had a mixed feeling. She stared blankly at this young but apparently mature face.

Qing Shui turned around and saw Beiming Xue’s stare. He said as he smiled, “Nice to look at?”

Beiming Xue blushed immediately. She never had affectionate contact with a man in all these years. She knew she was a normal woman, but she never met someone she admired. She was extreme in this regard; if she failed to meet someone she liked, she would rather grow old and remain alone than to simply find someone.

She neither liked nor hated Qing Shui. Even though Qing Shui risked his life to save her and almost died, she would not fall in love with someone for that. She was moved and grateful, but it was not love. At this moment of life and death, she had some vague thoughts and changes in her attitude.

“Are we about to die soon?” Beiming Xue said softly while raising her beautiful eyebrow.

“Maybe!” Qing Shui emphasized several times that they would be fine, but he was really uncertain. Therefore, he would not say that anymore; Beiming Xue would not believe it anyway.

“Do you have a wife?”


“Do you have kids?”


Beiming Xue was even more upset now. If he died, what about his women and kids? Would they be in deep sorrow? She was no longer sad for herself now.

“What about you, do you have a man?” Qing Shui laughed out loud.

“No!” Beiming Xue replied shyly. This guy was so rude.

“Then, have you missed any man?”

“...” Beiming Xue gave Qing Shui a mad stare.

“If we die, would you regret that you never touched a man? Mmh, have you kissed a man?” Qing Shui found it interesting to tease a woman who had the temperament of a queen.

“No… what are you saying…?” Beiming Xue blushed; she was really agitated. She was unsure of her current feelings; she was flustered and did not even know what to think. She even forgot that they were on the verge of death.

“We’re going to die, do you want to try it? The kissing?” Qing Shui did not really want to kiss her. He only wanted to tease her after seeing her embarrassed look now. He was determined to survive; he was reluctant to die here. Therefore, he was just teasing her and never thought of kissing this woman. He only wanted to make her relax and it worked well.

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