The 15th Pit – “Return it to me”
Dongfang Wuqiong stably caught the falling Gong Changsheng in mid-air, and carefully held him tightly in his embrace. However, being overwhelmed by the weight, he then knelt onto the ground.
“Sheng’er, though you can see now, promise me, no matter what happens after this, don’t open your eyes, alright?”
Gong Changsheng was also shocked still by the injuries on Dongfang Wuqiong’s body, and so he naturally did not listen to his request at all. His chin rested on Dongfang Wuqiong’s shoulder, and he stared blankly at Dongfang Wuqiong’s back. Not far from the pond laid a man with long black hair. He was hugging his head in pain as he rolled on the ground, constantly letting out strange screams. In his jumbled speech, the only thing he could decipher were the words “Lei Meizhi”. This person was Gu Ziqi.
Gong Changsheng did not recognize Gu Ziqi, after all, he had merely heard of his name. The second thing he discovered at this moment was… Dongfang Wuqiong’s back which was completely soaked in blood.
“Senior martial brother…!?”
Dongfang Wuqiong knew what he wanted to ask, as he raised his hand and patted Gong Changsheng’s head. Unconsciously, he began to hug him even tighter.
“This guy is almost dead! And he even has to protect that little one! Now’s our chance!!”
A devil practitioner crawled up from the ground nearby, and he shouted with his sword raised.
Immediately after, among the corpses and blood that filled the ground, several figures got up shakily and charged towards the two of them.
“Sheng’er, close your eyes.”
Gong Changsheng did not.
Immediately after, blood exploded out of a devil practitioner that approached them. Green vines swirled up from the blood veins in his body, and this person fell onto the ground, becoming the nourishment for the birth of new plants. His sword was merely half an inch away from Dongfang Wuqiong.
The blood splattered onto Gong Changsheng’s face.
Very quickly, two other approaching devil practitioners exploded and died in the same fashion, and the remaining people stopped in their tracks. A devil practitioner with a severed arm cussed out and pulled out a mystic artifact. Three blazing snakes came pouncing over from the sky, and the others immediately followed suit.
Flames, flames covered his entire line of sight.
“Water guiding… it’s too late for that.”
Dongfang Wuqiong muttered softly to himself. Following after, with the two of them at the center, thick vines shot out from the ground and walls, growing at a rapid speed visible to the naked eyes. The blazing snakes collided with the vines, immediately burning them up. However, the plants were growing too quickly, and the thickness of the vine wall was basically unaffected.
“Continue to burn them! There’s no way they will continue to grow endlessly!!”
Following after the devil practitioner’s roar, Dongfang Wuqiong coughed out a large mouthful of blood.
The blood completely splattered onto Gong Changsheng’s left shoulder. This twelve-year-old child was already stunned still by this battle that far surpassed his own cultivation level.
Gong Changsheng did not know how long the fire had been burning for.
All he knew was that the hand that Dongfang Wuqiong had been embracing him with had long been released. Gong Changsheng simply knelt there, while his senior martial brother was lying next to his legs. His knees were soaked in warm liquid… It was all blood flowed out of Dongfang Wuqiong.
The vines had long been burned to ashes, and the devil practitioners were slowly surrounding them. The situation earlier might have made them overly cautious. After all, this main called Dongfang Wuqiong was still able to make a few unexpected moves whenever he seemed like he was at a dead end. Gong Changsheng’s mind was completely blank. He knew that he had to do something, but he didn’t know what he could do.
Even his indomitable buffoon senior martial brother, Dongfang Wuqiong, had fallen.
Then what could he possibly do?
From afar, Gu Ziqi who was still screaming and rolling on the ground earlier, crawled up to his feet. Because Gong Changsheng had broken through the illusion formation, he seemed to have finally escaped from the illusion formation’s confusion. With one hand holding onto his head, he slowly confirmed the surrounding situation. Then, his line of sight fell on Gong Changsheng.
Below the corner of Gong Changsheng’s left eye, there was a three-petal lotus mark. It wasn’t there before he broke through the illusion formation.
Gu Ziqi’s expression turned ferocious.
“That’s Lei Mingzhi’s!! Return it to me!! Return it to me——!”
He roared out as he charged towards Gong Changsheng.
At this moment, Dongfang Wuqiong raised his arm.
His hand was raised in the direction of the incoming Gu Ziqi, and he flipped a middle finger. A long, long time later, Gong Changsheng found out from Dongfang Wuqiong that the meaning behind this action was… “FUCK”.
Immediately after, the scenery before his eyes completely changed.
The ferocious Gu Ziqi disappeared, the ground that was littered with corpses and blood disappeared, and the stone walls and the pond had all disappeared. What replaced them were familiar patterned grids, high ceilings and blinding light.
Gong Changsheng and Dongfang Wuqiong appeared at the center of Mount Shu’s Mysterious Inscription Sect’s teleportation formation.
At the very last moment, Dongfang Wuqiong completed the activation requirement of the teleportation formation. This was also the reason why he stayed unmoving in the same spot after catching Gong Changsheng.
They had returned to Mysterious Inscription Sect.
“Senior martial brother?”
However, Dongfang Wuqiong did not wake up.
“Senior martial brother!!”
“Someone!! Is anyone here!!!?”
The disciples that were guarding the teleportation formation hurriedly ran to report.
After that, a lot of people came.
“It’s senior martial brother Wuqiong!”
“Oh my god! Senior martial brother! Wake up, senior martial brother!!”
“Hurry! Get the best doctor in the sect!!”
“Senior martial brother Wuqiong is the best doctor here!!”
“Then get the second best!! Hurry——!”