Chapter 87: A Walking Hunk of Delectable Meat
Qi Ying had rushed through the crowd of warriors in the blink of an eye, and swung his staff into the defenseless Duan Gucheng’s knee. The latter half-knelt on the ground while howling in pain, and a cold hand clamped itself around his neck.
“Everyone, get back or I’ll crush his neck!”
Qi Ying roared viciously.
He panted heavily as he held his Dragon Tiger Demon-Slaying Staff, and Duan Gucheng’s neck in the other. His cold eyes scanned across the throngs of warriors, as if he were daring them to advance further.
“Young Master Gucheng!”
The Duan family warriors’ hearts jolted with shock.
At the same time, all of them were struck by a sense of deja vu.
‘Hadn’t Duan Gucheng been taken hostage by Qi Ying just a few days ago?’
‘Why was history repeating itself so soon?’
“How dare you!” Duan Lang roared, “Release him at once!”
However, Qi Ying only tightened his grip around Duan Gucheng’s neck upon hearing that. He rammed his Dragon Tiger Demon-Slaying Staff into the ground beside him, and chuckled coldly, “Hehe, all of you piss off! Get over a hundred feet away from me! I’m going to die anyway, so I wouldn’t mind taking him down with me!”
The Duan family warriors all retreated as instructed.
The person being held hostage was Young Master Duan Gucheng!
If he were to die, all of them would undoubtedly be punished too.
Qi Ying really did dare to kill; that much was apparent from the last altercation the Duan family had had with him!
The warriors from the Sun and Wang families glanced at one another, before also pulling back a little.
Meanwhile, Feng Hemu continued to assess the situation from the air above.
Duan Gucheng had been abducted, and it was time for the Duan family to respond.
A cold gust of wind blew over the mountain summit.
Everyone kept their distance from Qi Ying.
However, Duan Lang’s eyes slowly narrowed as a thought occurred to him.
Duan Gucheng was a young master of lineal descent, but his cultivation potential had been damaged, making it almost impossible for him to reach the Spirit Martial Stage in the future. As such, Duan Lang had become the brightest young prospect in the Duan family!
As for Duan Gucheng… He was just a washed-up has-been.
Duan Lang was a b*stard son of Duan Xilai’s, and he had always detested those young masters of direct lineal descent.
As such, wasn’t the current situation an opportunity to kill two birds with one stone?
Duan Lang drew his sword.
“Kill Qi Ying!”
Duan Lang stepped forward and approached Qi Ying.
Qi Ying roared with his hand clamped around Duan Gucheng’s neck.
Duan Gucheng was barely able to breathe, and he could only turn to Duan Lang with a beseeching expression, as if to say: ‘please don’t come any closer! If you do, Qi Ying really will kill me!’
“Young Master Lang!”
The Duan family warriors faltered upon hearing that command, and the three Heavenly Monarchs immediately tried to stop him.
“Warriors of the Duan family, follow me and we will kill Qi Ying together!”
Duan Lang’s voice was filled with indisputable authority.
The Duan family warriors suddenly understood what was going on.
Duan Lang wanted Duan Gucheng dead!
Not only did he want to kill Qi Ying, he also wanted to eliminate his biggest competitor in the Duan family, Duan Gucheng.
The warriors who were most loyal to Duan Lang immediately stepped forward.
A few more warriors followed in Duan Lang’s footsteps and approached Qi Ying.
It was time to pick a side.
Were they going to remain loyal to Duan Gucheng, who essentially had no future ahead of him, or to the brightest prospect of the Duan family, Duan Lang?
Many people immediately made their decisions.
Over half of them joined Duan Lang and closed in on Qi Ying from all directions.
True Energy began to revolve around their bodies, and all of them were preparing to strike down the desperate Qi Ying.
Qi Ying narrowed his eyes at the sight of the advancing Duan family warriors.
They were just going to sacrifice their young master?
Following that turn of events, he was once again in a very perilous situation.
Even though he possessed powerful combat prowess, there were simply too many opponents to deal with.
He could take down a few people or even a few dozens of people in one go, but a time when he ran out of True Energy would inevitably come.
Furthermore, he was not just facing the Duan family. His enemies included the Sun and Wang families, as well as a Spirit Martial Stage warrior!
Everyone stared intently at him, waiting for him to show even the slightest sign of weakness.
All of them wanted to take his life.
Qi Ying took a deep breath.
‘F*ck this game! I ain’t playing anymore!’
Qi Ying swung his left arm violently upward, and Duan Gucheng was tossed high into the sky like a sack of potatoes.
The three Heavenly Monarchs hurriedly rushed forward to catch him.
Duan Lang’s group instantly began their assault.
All types of battle techniques shot forth toward Qi Ying.
Qi Ying let loose an explosive roar as he shot forth like an arrow. At the same time, the five energy vortexes in his dantian began to rotate at the fastest rate they were capable of, and True Energy flowed like a river through his meridians. A layer of green light emerged from his Feather Tread Boots, and a red defensive barrier appeared over his Golden Blood Armor, while brilliant golden light burst forth from his Dragon Tiger Demon-Slaying Staff.
Bam bam bam!
The oncoming battle techniques were all shattered by his staff.
He swung his golden staff wildly through the air, and the warriors around him were all sent flying!
Qi Ying rushed directly toward Duan Lang, upon which the latter thrust his sword toward Qi Ying’s throat. All of a sudden, Qi Ying’s body transformed into five black shadows.
Duan Lang’s sword struck one of the shadows, instantly reducing it to a puff of black smoke.
His pupils contracted upon seeing that. “An afterimage?!”
Two cries of pain suddenly erupted.
Two of the three Heavenly Monarchs that had gone to catch Duan Gucheng were suddenly struck, and fell to the ground.
Only the Tiger Heavenly Monarch, Liu Meng, managed to catch Duan Gucheng by his robes.
All of a sudden.
Qi Ying had just sprung into the air, when he lashed out with his left hand.
Purple claw projections instantly tore through Duan Gucheng’s clothes.
He thrust his Dragon Tiger Demon-Slaying Staff forward, and Duan Gucheng was hung from his staff by his belt.
Qi Ying then grabbed onto Duan Gucheng’s neck again, and flashed past Liu Meng. As soon as he landed, True Energy erupted from the soles of his feet, and he dashed away again.
It was time to run!
Qi Ying carried Duan Gucheng with him, and he rushed down the mountain like a speedy gazelle.
The Duan family warriors erupted into thunderous rage as they gave chase.
Sun Zhixing and Sun Changyu also led the Sun family warriors in hot pursuit. They were followed by the Wang family warriors and Feng Hemu.
Qi Ying had many badges on him; that was for sure.
More importantly, Duan Gucheng had to have a ton of badges on him as well!
As the most important young member of the Duan family, he most definitely had enough badges to guarantee a spot in the top ten.
Hence, Qi Ying was essentially a walking hunk of delectable meat that had attracted a pack of wolves!
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