AST 2179 - Mutual Destruction, Beihuang Fan’s State of Mind

Ancient Strengthening Technique

AST 2179 - Mutual Destruction, Beihuang Fan’s State of Mind

The Demon Gate Junior Sect Master was stunned again. He was only dazzled for a short while before he dashed towards Qing Shui again.

Dragon-capturing Hands!


In a loud dragon’s roar, the Demon Gate Junior Sect Master’s figure split into two and moved in Qing Shui's direction.

Demon Shadow Splitting!


The Dragon-capturing Hands crushed a shadow, but another shadow appeared right in front of Qing Shui and gave him a punch.

Demon Shadow Fist!

That fist was so fast to Qing Shui that he had nowhere to hide.


Qing Shui was flung away while throwing his punch, and blood was spurted from his mouth at once.

Qing Shui's current defensive power exceeded 50 billion Dao Force while the Demon Gate Junior Sect Master’s attacking power was only 30 billion Dao Force. Theoretically, it was hard to hurt Qing Shui. Yet, Qing Shui suffered inner injuries with only one fist.

Demon Gate Junior Sect Master rushed to Qing Shui again; his strength increased substantially at once.

Another punch struck towards Qing Shui again; it was very long like a series of continuous fist strikes. As they reached Qing Shui, they merged together into one punch.

Qing Shui turned pale, it was too late for the strength reduction aura now. Plus, he could not evade it anymore. However, Qing Shui had the Paragon Golden Armor. Since the opponent was going all out to kill him, Qing Shui had no worries left.

Stellar Transposition!

Beihuang Fan moved at that moment as she could not watch Qing Shui die. She threw a palm strike toward the fists of Demon Gate Junior Sect Master. However, it seemed to be too late. Clenching her teeth, she activated her strength to the maximum and threw her body at Qing Shui.

The Stellar Transposition was performed in a split second.

Qing Shui felt a soft body running into his embrace. Then, both of them were shaken and thrown away. Beihuang Fan's body trembled, her blood spilled all over Qing Shui’s body.

A silver beam flashed on the Demon Gate Junior Sect Master’s body. He was hurt by the Stellar Transposition until he puked blood too. Though it was not life-threatening, he was badly injured. It was a defense-proof attack, even if it was not the strongest strike, it was at least 40 billion Dao Force. He would have suffered more than just injuries without the treasures he owned. He might even lose his life or suffer serious hidden illnesses if he did not have the treasures.

Qing Shui's Paragon Golden Armor did not emerge. Hence, his injuries were bad, although Beihuang Fan endured most of the damage. Qing Shui was confused. This lady was willing to risk her life and save him without owning any treasures; that was literally a suicide…

Qing Shui was deeply touched despite his thoughts that a woman shouldn’t bet on her life to save him.

Looking at Beihuang Fan who already collapsed, Qing Shui knew her injuries were severe. She was the most badly injured person amongst three of them.

The Demon Gate Junior Sect Master stared at Qing Shui and Beihuang Fan blankly. He was deeply hurt that he injured Beihuang Fan. What hurt him the most was neither his own nor her injuries, but the fact that she could risk her life for another man.

Looking at Beihuang Fan who had lost consciousness, he was uncertain whether she was still alive. He turned around and left slowly, feeling that his dream was crushed. He spent twenty years on her, and now that he could not own her, he had to live his own life.

Qing Shui did not stop the Demon Gate Junior Sect Master, knowing that there was no way to stop him. He took out a petal of Buddha Light Golden Lotus and put it into Beihuang Fan’s mouth. Then, he carried her and headed back to the Imperial Cuisine Hall instantly.

Inside the Imperial Cuisine Hall, he was treating her injuries.

After he was done, half a day had passed. Qing Shui himself suffered serious injuries too, and he managed his wounds at once with his strong self-healing power. This time, he came to a realization that he was not the only one who had the ability to ignore the defense; the Demon Gate Junior Sect Master had it too.

For sure, it was not a total cancellation, he would not have survived otherwise.

Though the Stellar Transposition could ignore the opponent’s defense, the skill could be affected by some treasures. Nevertheless, it was already a world-shaking move. Today, the Stellar Transposition fortunately exerted its effect and hurt the Demon Gate Junior Sect Master badly. Otherwise, Qing Shui and Beihuang Fan might have been killed, as they were both injured.

It was already late in the night when Beihuang Fan woke up. As she saw Qing Shui sleeping in the lounge chair by the bedside, a rare smile crept onto her face. Looking at the handsome and pale face, she felt a kind of indistinguishable warmth.

She tried hard to sit upright and pull the blanket for Qing Shui. As soon as she moved, she immediately felt pain all over her body, but still, she struggled to get up.

Qing Shui was sleeping soundly since he was injured. Or else, he would surely be awakened when Beihuang Fan had made a single move.

He woke up when the blanket came in contact with his body; he noticed that Beihuang Fan was working hard to cover his body with the blanket.

Qing Shui got up hastily, “Why did you get up? You shouldn't move now.”

Qing Shui carried her to the bed without listening to her explanation.

“I'm fine!” Beihuang Fan smiled.

Despite looking pale, her smile was remarkably beautiful and unrivaled.

“Don't ever do silly things like this again,” Qing Shui covered the blanket for her.

“Stop your heroic act, don't try so hard to fight with others next time.”

“Aren't you afraid of death when you came over that time?” Qing Shui wasn’t treating Beihuang Fan indifferently now, as nobody could fake the situation at that moment. If they did not share the damage, and everything was focused on her or in case of head injuries, she would have died. Qing Shui would never have been able to save her in that case, regardless of his Art of Healing.

“I don't know, I just can't let you die at that moment,” Beihuang Fan felt shy when she said this.

Qing Shui patted her head, “Rest well, I'll treat your injuries until you recovered.”

Her heart and mind twitched after listening to Qing Shui's word and his unintentional move. That was a wonderful feeling with a unique touch. She felt as if the sky became higher and brighter; her body was almost floating in the air.

Beihuang Fan knew this was a change in her state of mind. She had yet to fall in love with Qing Shui, but there was a vague connection between them.

With Qing Shui’s presence and their powerful healing abilities, they recovered in three days. Qing Shui realized that Beihuang Fan's strength became more precise and advanced.



Qing Shui’s improvement was very slow as attacking power defined his overall strength. Yet, it was difficult to boost his attacking power. There was no medicinal pill that could come in handy now, and his Divine Weapons could not be upgraded yet.

He still needed some time to open the third level of the Hundred Treasure Chest.

His strength increased very slowly even after training so hard. Although with the Realm of Violet Jade Immortal, his progress was still faster than the average people.

The Golden Scaled Dragon Elephant would reward Qing Shui with some energy upon its previous breakthrough, but it stopped working anymore. Thus, Qing Shui was confused. He could benefit greatly if he absorbed the Origin Essence Pill of the Primordial Boar, but he had lost that ability now.

Qing Shui didn’t dare to be careless even though the affair with the Demon Gate Junior Sect Master was over. Qing Shui believed the Demon Gate Junior Sect Master when he denied being the one who ambushed Yin Tong, so there was still someone else who was secretly against him.

Qing Shui reckoned that the Golden Yaksha and the Ye Clan were not kind people. Other than that, the Five Tiger Immortal Palace was yet another threat. He was unsure if the Five Tiger Immortal Palace knew the existence of Tantai Lingyan as they might have forgotten about her. Nevertheless, Qing Shui held no likings for the Five Tiger Immortal Palace or Five Tiger Immortal Sect, they were all his nemesis.

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