Chapter 54 - Earth Soul
"Stupid girl, what did you commit suicide for? Even if I gave them the peaches, they still could not take them away, I would have taken them back!" There was an anxious look on Gu Hai's face.
Little Rou had already stopped breathing and the dagger was still buried deep in her neck. Gu Hai was afraid of pulling out the dagger, all he could do was take out a Hundred Years Longevity Peach as fast as possible and push it into Little Rou's mouth.
The mighty army besieged and attacked the Ascendant Hall disciples, owing to which the Ascendant Hall disciples were in a peril.
A cloud beast had suddenly burst apart.
"AHHH, Throne Master, save me, please save me!" that Ascendant Hall disciple screamed in fear continuously.
A cloud mounted soldier slashed over.
Whereupon, that Ascendant Hall disciple was cut down, cut into a bloody mist, his blood and guts splattering all over.
"Dead? Throne Master, what should we do? We are surrounded and we can't defend for long!" the congregation of Ascendant Hall disciples screamed in fear.
"Gu Hai, you dare!" Meng Tai's face changed as he shouted out in shock and fear.
At this moment, a large army of mounted soldiers charged at Meng Tai. Just like all Ascendant Hall disciples, Meng Tai was in a peril.
The battle taking place at Gao Xianzhi and Chen Tianshan had also eased a bit; many cultivators seemed to have discovered that something wasn't right and had withdrawn already.
Suddenly, the Hundred Years Longevity Peach placed in Little Rou liquified.
Little Rou's body shook a bit. Noticing this, Gu Hai's eyes lit up. It was effective!?
As the dagger in her neck was carefully pulled out, Little Rou's body trembled fiercely. Nevertheless, she still didn't wake up.
Gu Hai's expression changed. Without a shred of hesitation, he took out another Hundred Years Longevity Peach and fed it to Little Rou.
A golden glow suddenly emerged from Little Rou's body. Amid the golden radiance, Little Rou's eyes fluttered before slowly opening them.
"Little Rou, are you awake?" Gu Hai's face beamed with joy.
Little Rou stared at Gu Hai in a daze for a while before a sliver of a sweet smile crept upon her lips.
With the sweet smile, Little Rou coughed up a mouthful of blood once again.
"How can this happen? Chen Tianshan, come here and take a look at Little Rou's condition!" shouted Gu Hai anxiously.
"Yes!" the far away Chen Tianshan obeyed immediately.
Just as he controlled Guan Yunchang cloud beast to come over at once...
"Charge!" The eyes of the group of cultivators battling with Chen Tianshan immediately started shining.
Whereas Gu Hai cocked his head and said, his eyes flickering with a cold gleam, "If you take another step, I will make sure to bury you right here!"
Gu Hai's voice sent a frigid chill right down to their bones. The group of cloud beasts who were just about to charge over immediately stopped right where they were as the looks on their faces changed.
If it was a group attack like before, everyone had nothing to be afraid of. After all, it would be impossible for Gu Hai to kill everyone, and they would have a chance to escape. However, what if they had been stared at by Gu Hai?
In their opinion, Gu Hai was a madman. He didn't even care about wasting the Hundred Years Longevity Peach for a young snake demon. And if he started hunting them down, only the Heavens knew how far he would go...
"Don't listen to him. This is a Heaven-sent opportunity. Everyone, charge with me...!" one of the cultivators started shouting.
However, goosebumps suddenly exploded all over that man's body as Gu Hai's frigid cold stare landed upon him. Gu Hai's eyes were filled with a terrifying killing intent. It was this killing intent that forced that man to immediately shut up, sending a chill down his body. He didn't dare to take another step.
Chen Tianshan arrived without further ado.
"How is Little Rou?" asked Gu Hai, staring at Chen Tianshan.
Having scrutinized for a while, a surprised look showed up on Chen Tianshan's face. "Throne Master, Little Rou should be dead. Her body is completely cold, her blood isn't flowing as well. Her entire body is stiff. She is dead!"
"Bastard, Little Rou just opened her eyes, how is she dead?" Gu Hai burst into shouts, glaring at Chen Tianshan.
On another side, Great Wisdom King was slowly flying over.
Meng Tai and his subordinates had been besieged by the cloud army. Owing to which, they had suffered heavy casualties. In the blink of an eye, about half of the Ascendant Hall disciples had been cut into bloody mist.
"Throne Master, what should we do? We can't escape! We can't escape!" the remaining Ascendant Hall disciples gathered around Meng Tai in a panic as they shouted in fear and shock.
Meng Tai was also struggling to deal with the army of mounted soldiers. At this moment, he too seemed to have reached his limit. There was an unwilling look on his face.
"Gu Hai, the other Ascendant Hall Throne Masters will not let you off! The Hall Lord will not let you off!" shouted Meng Tai hatefully.
Suddenly, the giant dragon's claw under Meng Tai was cut off.
Seeing his cloud beast on the verge of death, Meng Tai also seemed to have reached the point of desperation. However, at this moment, Great Wisdom King had arrived flying not too far away from them.
Following which, Meng Tai's expression flickered.
"The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Right, right, I can ask him to help. He also wants to deal with Gu Hai. I remember that he said he wants to kill Gu Hai!?" Immediately, Meng Tai's face beamed with joy
"We are saved, follow me quickly, follow me!" yelled Meng Tai.
"Attack!" The congregation of Ascendant Hall disciples desperately made their way after Meng Tai as they defended against the army around them.
"Senior, senior, save me! Save me!" I am Meng Tai of Ascendant Hall, who has life and death enmity with Gu Hai. Senior, save me!" Meng Tai started yelling from afar, towards the flying Great Wisdom King.
"Senior, save us!" The congregation of Ascendant Hall disciples appeared to have seen hope.
"Kill, kill, kill, kill!"
The army of mounted soldiers charged towards the Great Wisdom King.
Suddenly, twenty plumes peacock plumes appeared, circling around the Great Wisdom King, blocking all the mounted soldiers.
"Senior, save me!" Meng Tai shouted in joy.
"Are you asking me to save you?" Great Wisdom King's voice sounded extremely cold.
"As long as senior save me, I will give everything to senior!" shouted Meng Tai anxiously.
"What if I want your life?" said the Great Wisdom King in a cold voice.
"Ah? Why? Senior, don't you want to kill Gu Hai? We are also enemies of Gu Hai!" cried Meng Tai in shock.
"Yes, if it was before, perhaps, I would have given you a hand, however, you have killed Empress Wa just a moment ago!" said the Great Wisdom King calmly.
"Empress Wa? I have killed Empress Wa? Wasn't that just a young snake demon?" cried out Meng Tai in disbelief.
Suddenly, a peacock plume transformed in a towering long whip that whipped towards the congregation of Ascendant Hall disciples with a loud crash.
The scene looked as if an azure light had passed over.
All the cloud beasts immediately exploded. What the Ascendant Hall disciples found it inconceivable was that they have been bisected at their waists.
Surprisingly, that peacock plume had split all the Ascendant Hall disciples, including Meng Tai, at their waists.
Blood and guts started to spill over from their torsos. The congregation of Ascendant Hall disciples lowered their head in confusion, looking at their lower parts that had already fallen quite far away from them.
"Why? Why?" Meng Tai stared at the Great Wisdom King in desperation.
"A young snake demon? Hahaha, I don't even have the qualifications to speak like to Empress Wa, even moreso for you! You were just courting death!" stated the Great Wisdom King in a cold tone.
"Empress Wa? Empress Wa?" Meng Tai desperately looked at his lower body that had already plummeted ten thousand zhang down from him.
Great Wisdom King, on the other hand, gradually continued his way towards the center slowly.
"Bastard, Little Rou just opened her eyes, how can she be dead? The efficacy must be insufficient!" shouted Gu Hai in anger.
With a stretch of hand, Gu Hai fed another Hundred Years Longevity Peach to Little Rou.
Little Rou's eyes and her lips quivered for a bit.
"Benefactor!" Suddenly, Little Rou opened her mouth as she spoke.
"She is alive!?" A look of joy painted Gu Hai's face.
"Benefactor, don't save me, Little Rou's life doesn't deserve your rescue!" stated Little Rou weakly.
"Don't speak nonsense, aren't you well now?" rebuked Gu Hai, staring at Little Rou.
"I am not, I can't feel myself. I don't know but I feel the gates of Hell summoning me, I feel I must go!" said Little Rou feebly.
"Impossible, aren't you awake?" asked Gu Hai, his eyes opened wide.
"I'm tired, I have to go! Benefactor, Little Rou have to apologize to you, I will definitely repay in my next life, definitely!" Two drops of tears trickled down from the corner of Little Rou's eyes.
"Aren't you alive?" said Gu Hai as Gu Hai's countenance changed.
"Throne Master, Little Rou's blood is cold, she seems to be really dead!" said Chen Tianshan bitterly.
"No, she is already alive, she has eaten six Saturn Peaches, she can live for as many as six centuries!" said Gu Hai unwillingly.
"Her seven corporeal souls have already scattered, her body has no vitality. Her three ethereal souls are locked only because of you continuously feeding her the Hundred Years Longevity Peaches. We need to renew her vitality for her to live. But Your Grace obviously doesn't have that ability!"
Suddenly, someone's voice rang in their ears.
"En?" Gu Hai eyes went wide as he turned his gaze to the nearby Great Wisdom King.
"Give her to me!" stated Great Wisdom King calmly.
The valiant general underneath Gu Hai let out a battle cry.
Immediately after which, the nearby mounted soldiers fused with the valiant general's body. The valiant general grew in size once again as he pointed the Fang Tian Hua halberd in his hand at Great Wisdom King.
"You can renew Little Rou's vitality?" asked Gu Hai, staring.
"I can't! I cultivate 'death', not 'life'!" stated the Great Wisdom King patiently.
"You can't save Little Rou, then what do you want to do with Little Rou?" asked Gu Hai with opened wide eyes.
"I can keep her alive. However, it is another way!" explained the Great Wisdom King in a heavy tone.
"What another way?" asked Gu Hai solemnly.
"Her 'earth soul' is the reincarnation of Empress Wa. Empress Wa is already here, her two ethereal souls and seven corporeal souls are also here, we just have to let them fuse again!" explained the Great Wisdom King in a calm manner.
While speaking, he pointed at a faraway peak.
At this moment, all the cultivators had stopped fighting. After all, Gu Hai wasn't pinned down. If they fought again, all would be for naught.
Everyone along with Gu Hai looked together at the peak pointed by the Great Wisdom King.
Where they saw...
Thousands of black-robed men kneeling on one knee, seemingly kneeling to the Little Rou in Gu Hai's arms. And at the center of these black-robed men was an enormous coffin.
"Let her return to being Empress Wa! Let her live! Give her to me!" stated the Great Wisdom King solemnly.
"Earth soul?" Gu Hai's expression slightly changed.
At this moment, in a town square on the ground...
"Empress Wa? How is that possible!? How can Empress Wa be in this world? Furthermore, how can her reincarnated earth soul come here? How is that possible?" the Great Elder screamed in shock.
"Empress Wa? That snake demon is actually the reincarnation of Empress Wa? Cough! Cough! Cough! Cough!" the sickly young man's countenance changed for the worse.
Inside a forest...
Bodhisattva Liang Sheng also looked at the battlefield in the sky. At this moment, a surprised look had also covered his face. "Empress Wa? It seems Gu Hai has been pulled into a monstrous cause and effect!? Looking at the face of that little snake demon, she indeed looks a lot like Empress Wa."
"Two ethereal souls and seven corporeal souls? The Empress Wa you speak of still has two ethereal souls and seven corporeal souls? The reincarnation of earth soul, her heaven soul didn't fly away to the heavens?" asked Gu Hai staring.
"I don't have to lie to you. Quickly give her to me, or else, if the opportune moment is lost, you can't afford to take the responsibility!" said the Great Wisdom King coldly.
"Can't afford to take the responsibility? Didn't you just want to kill me a moment ago? Wasn't I taking care of you just a moment ago? I don't believe you!" said Gu Hai coldly.
"Bastard!" shouted the Great Wisdom King.
Suddenly, twenty peacock plumes bloomed with a dazzling azure glow as an armageddon-like aura spread around all direction, deterring the countless cultivators, making them retreat again and again.
The valiant general underneath Gu Hai pointed the Fang Tian Hua halberd right at Great Wisdom King.
Meanwhile, Gu Hai hugged Little Rou. The two of them were about to face off.
"Throne Master Gu!" suddenly a voice rang from below.
Gu Hai looked below narrowing his eyes. "Bodhisattva Lian Sheng?"
He saw Bodhisattva Lian Sheng soaring into the sky from the forest on the ground.
"Throne Master Gu, Great Widom King is right. Little Rou in your arms is indeed the earth soul reincarnation of Empress Wa. Furthermore, it should not be delayed anymore. You have entrapped Little Rou's three ethereal souls with the help of Hundred Years Longevity Peaches. If you keep this up, the Hundred Years Longevity Peaches' potency would be slowly used up by Little Rou's three ethereal souls, after which, her three ethereal souls would surely suffer. You have to make a decision quickly!" Bodhisattva Lian Sheng put his palms together like he was praying as he flew over.
"Benefactor, I am not feeling alright!" Little Rou's voice was filled with pain.