Chapter 85 - I Can Remove Them!
Meng Tai, while coughing up blood, struggled to gaze at Feng Ling.
Feng Ling, walked by, step by step, holding her head in pain and a grimace on her face.
Despite the great battle between Gu Hai and Li Wei, the outside world wasn’t affected at all.
"Feng Ling, ke ke ke, do you remember me? You said we will find a place where no one else is and live the rest of our lives there!"
"I am Yue Yao, I am Brother Li Wei's woman!" Feng Ling mumbled to herself, holding her head in pain.
"You have to remember, you are Feng Ling, you are Feng Ling, the Feng Ling who would always follow your Great Senior Brother! I am that Great Senior Brother, Meng Tai, I am your husband!"
"I am Yue Yao...!" Feng Ling kept tightening her hands on her head in pain, as if she didn't want to recognize herself.
Feng Ling approached Meng Tai closer and closer. Nonetheless, her eyes were still struggling.
The heavens knew where Meng Tai mustered up the strength to grab Feng Ling's hand.
"Ah!" Feng Ling was scared and wanted to retreat.
But Meng Tai just wouldn't let go her hand.
Meng Tai coughed up blood, dying Feng Ling's hands red immediately.
A horrified look took over Feng Ling's face instantly.
"Feng Ling, I'm sorry, I couldn't protect you, your husband cannot go on for too long, you...you take care of yourself!" Meng Tai said in a feeble voice.
"No...no...no...you can't die!" A panic-stricken look appeared on Feng Ling's face.
Meng Tai's eyelids became sluggish as he slowly closed his eyes. His hand holding Feng Ling's wrist suddenly let go, and he had stopped breathing all of a sudden.
This scene started Feng Ling, making her tremble.
"No...no...no...you can't die, you can't die, husband, husband!" Feng Ling broke into cries all of a sudden as she grabbed Meng Tai's right hand anxiously.
But Meng Tai had stopped breathing, he was completely still.
"Wake up, please wake up, I remember, I am Feng Ling! Husband, I am Feng Ling!" Feng Ling broke into heartrending tears.
And at this moment, Meng Tai's body twitched as his eyelids quivered. Suddenly, his eyes were open once again.
"Feng Ling, do you remember me?" A pleasantly surprised look had appeared on Meng Tai's face.
Feng Ling watched Meng Tai awaken with eyes wide in astonishment.
"Husband!" Sobbing, Feng Ling laid down on Meng Tai and broke into tears.
"Feng Ling, you remembered me, you remembered me!" Meng Tai's eyes were filled with contentment.
Amid the clouds of fog rising high in the sky, thunderous rumbles rang out one after another.
They were followed by the pitiful screams of Li Wei coming from the vortex.
All the onlooking cultivators were hit with chills upon hearing this.
Although Li Wei had suffered grievous injuries in the earlier battle with Meng Tai, he was a Nascent Soul Stage cultivator at the end of the day. A Nascent Soul Stage should have been able to sweep all the Golden Core and Xiantian Stage cultivators! But much to everyone's surprise, he was in an even more tragic state after being trapped inside the large array laid out by a mere Xiantian Stage cultivator!
"Sky Sabers Life and Death Game? Impossible, how can so many people lay the Sky Sabers Life and Death Game!? Perhaps...?" Atop the mountain peak, Ninth Young Master's pupils constricted at once as realization dawned upon him.
"Ninth Young Master, what are you thinking?" a subordinate asked, curious.
"No wonder...no wonder I was unable to find him. No wonder I found him so familiar; so it was him, so it was him! So many cultivators have been looking for him at the Nine-Five Island, but there wasn't even the faintest indication of a trail. So he has been hiding here!? The most dangerous place is the safest place, huh?" Ninth Young Master mumbled to himself as a look of surprise took over his face.
Within the Sky Sabers Life and Death Game...
The sword aura in Li Wei's hand desperately clashed with the sky sabers. At this moment, the strength of Gu Hai's array had weakened a bit, but it was still sufficient to deal with Li Wei.
Li Wei's sword aura was powerful enough to cut through the sky sabers, but more were endlessly released by Gu Hai, and kept coming at him in a steady stream.
Gu Hai's eyes turned colder as twinkling stars appeared around him one by one, giving watchers an impression of weiqi pieces dancing around him.
Back in the past, the false Ninth Young Master simply didn't have a thorough grasp of Sky Sabers Life and Death Game. He could only arrange the array by relying on the magical weapon. But Gu Hai was different, he had a thorough grasp of it. Where to remove, where to add, Gu Hai could adjust everything.
In a flash, hundreds of sky sabers streaked towards Li Wei, followed by a series of blood-curdling screams. Numerous bloody wounds had appeared on Li Wei, raining down blood everywhere.
Since Gu Hai was the one to arrange the array, he could clearly see Li Wei. In contrast, Li Wei was completely blind, he couldn't find Gu Hai's location.
The men standing behind Gu Hai could also see the scene before them as well.
Although the criminals had pledged their allegiance to Gu Hai and were also aware of Gu Hai's strength, they had only acknowledged Gu Hai's schemes. A majority of them had only acknowledged him; they had not put Gu Hai on a high pedestal, nor did they find Gu Hai to be someone who was completely out of their reach.
For now, they were loyal to Gu Hai. But after a long period of time, it would be hard to prevent them having their own thoughts.
But with this scene in front of them now, none of the former prisoners dared to look down upon Gu Hai.
A Nascent Soul Stage cultivator, a freaking Nascent Soul Stage powerhouse was seemingly being hacked to death in front of Gu Hai. He was being dismembered in front of everyone!
Such a killing sent chills down the spines of every one of them.
This...what a wonderful feeling! This is a freaking Nascent Soul cultivator, ah!
Hearing Li Wei's blood-curdling screams, all the criminals turned their gazes back on Gu Hai. Almost all of them swallowed as they looked at Gu Hai's back. Their respect for Gu Hai had reached a whole new level!
Perhaps following the Boss, our talents will not be wasted!? However, if we stab Boss in the back, our end will be even more tragic!
Such lines of thought had appeared in everyone's minds. Looks of respect began appearing on their faces immediately.
Numerous sky sabers cut into Li Wei's body. Very soon, Li Wei's entire body had turned bloody as many more wounds had appeared on him, some of them were so deep that one could even see his bones. The long sword in his hand had already been thrown away somewhere. Li Wei was already on his last legs. He was completely powerless to launch any kind of counterattack.
"Yue Yao, my wife!" A mournful smile crept upon Li Wei's lips, as if he was waiting for the final blade to end his life.
Gu Hai stared at Li Wei's expression before stretching his hand out a bit.
The Sky Saber Life and Death game broke apart with a loud bang, dispersing the clouds of fog. Gu Hai, on the other hand, punched the air as an enormous aura bombarded Li Wei's body.
Li Wei was sent crashing into the Colosseum right away. His bloody and mutilated silhouette lay powerlessly on the ground.
The onlookers let out stunned hisses at the sight.
"A Nascent Soul Stage cultivator has been routed by that Xiantian Stage cultivator!?"
"What a terrifying bunch of criminals!"...
Atop the mountain peaks in the vicinity, shocked looks dawned upon countless cultivators' faces, and their hearts were gripped with a chill.
But at the end, Gu Hai didn't launch a killing strike.
The crowd of criminals slowly loosened their grips.
Having transferred most of their True Qi, the men in the formation slumped down a bit weakly. However, they soon recovered their strength and gazed at Gu Hai together.
After going through the earlier battle, their respect had grown to a whole new level.
"My Lord!" Gao Xianzhi shouted, his heart hammering with excitement.
"Li Wei is still alive, instantly torture him for the method to remove the masks!" Gu Hai said calmly.
"Yes, my Lord!" the group of cultivators immediately shouted excitedly.
Finally, they could remove the masks binding them!
Inside the Colosseum...
Li Wei had crashed not too far away from Meng Tai. His bloody and mutilated figure was lying powerlessly on the ground; unable to move even a bit.
Just as he crashed into the ground, his gaze happened to fall upon Feng Ling crying, lying on Meng Tai's body in his embrace.
A terrified look immediately dawned upon Li Wei's face as he started shouting, "Yue Yao, my Yue Yao!"
Feng Ling, who was lying on Meng Tai's body, immediately quivered before standing up suddenly. When she turned her head to look at Li Wei, an agonized look immediately covered her face.
"Yue Yao, my Yue Yao!" A forlorn smile instantly showed up Li Wei's lips.
After a moment of silence, Feng Ling suddenly broke into tears. "Brother Li Wei, Brother Li Wei!"
The prone Meng Tai's face immediately changed. "Feng Ling, you are Feng Ling, don't be deceived by him, Feng Ling!"
"I am Feng Ling!" Feng Ling held her head in pain.
"No, you are Yue Yao, my Yue Yao!" Li Wei cried anxiously.
"I am Yue Yao?" Feng Ling once again held her head.
"No, no, no, Feng Ling, you are not Yue Yao, Yue Yao is already dead!" Meng Tai cried.
Covering her head in pain, Feng Ling mumbled incoherently, confused, "I am Feng Ling? I am Yue Yao? Feng Ling? Yue Yao?"
"My darling, don't think about it. No matter who you are, don't put yourself in so much pain!" Li Wei said, his heart aching in pain.
Meng Tai, on the other hand, picked himself up with difficulty before looking at Li Wei, his face covered with a savage look. "You will only cause suffering to Feng Ling. Only when you are dead will my Feng Ling come back!"
While speaking, Meng Tai made his way towards Li Wei, step by step. His face distorted with a horrifying slaughter intent.
"Don't...don't kill my Brother Li Wei, don't!" Feng Ling cried out, scared.
"Feng Ling, you are mistaken. Once I kill him, you will return to Feng Ling, let me kill him!" Meng Tai told her.
With a swish, Gu Hai suddenly appeared before Meng Tai, blocking him.
"Throne Master Meng, I have fulfilled my promise of helping you escape the danger, but what about your promise? Didn't you say you would help me find the method to remove the mask? And now you want to kill Li Wei?" Gu Hai stated coldly, staring at Meng Tai.
Meng Tai gazed back at Gu Hai, his facial features twisting a bit, as if he was pondering whether he could have a fall out with Gu Hai or not.
After a twitch of pain, Feng Ling suddenly cried out, "Husband, I remember, I remember, I am Feng Ling, I am not Yue Yao, I am Feng Ling, Yue Yao is already dead!"
Meng Tai turned his gaze back to Feng Ling at once. His face beamed with a happy expression.
"Feng Ling, you remembered? You are back?" Meng Tai asked, happy and surprised.
"Mhmm!" Feng Ling was crying and smiling. Two kinds of completely opposite emotions were strangely interwoven on her face.
Meng Tai hugged Feng Ling at once.
The couple hugged each other ever so tightly.
On the other side, Li Wei could only watch this scene helplessly. Ultimately, a sliver of a forlorn smile appeared on his lips. His smile was filled with helplessness, hopelessness, as well as absolute despair.
There was no sadness greater than despair!
"Ha ha ha, Yue Yao, I am coming to you!" A look of final longing appeared on Li Wei's face.
Immediately after, Li Wei's body started glowing as his wounds recovered quickly. However, his skin was slowly turning older. His hair had turned white in the blink of an eye.
"It's bad, my Lord, Li Wei is melting his Nascent Soul, he wants to die!" Shangguan Hen immediately cried out in shock.
While speaking, Shangguan Hen stepped forward as his finger repeatedly pierced Li Wei's body.
A dozen bloody holes appeared on Li Wei. He immediately lost consciousness, his breathing feeble.
At the sight of this, Feng Ling, who was in Meng Tai's embrace, trembled fiercely.
Meng Tai promptly hugged Feng Ling tightly, not allowing Feng Ling to move, as if he was afraid that he would lose her.
"How is he?" Gu Hai asked in a heavy voice.
Shangguan Hen's face turned ugly. "My Lord, Li Wei's life has been saved, but, Li Wei wishes to die, he might not wake up, ever again!"
"A vegetable?” Gu Hai's face darkened. "Is there no way to wake him up?"
Shangguan Hen shook his head. "No, anyone who wishes to die simply cannot be saved, unless he wakes up on his own. If we forcibly try to wake him up, he will only die faster. Perhaps, in the next moment, he will stop breathing!"
Feng Ling, in Meng Tai's embrace, shuddered at once. Meng Tai, on the other hand, hugged her even tighter.
Gu Hai turned his head to look at Meng Tai. Earlier, Meng Tai was so weak that he was about to die. But now, why is he so much better? Was he faking his death? Was he really injured so seriously?
More importantly, did Meng Tai really do his utmost to help me remove the mask? No, from the very beginning, he did not show any signs of honoring his promise!
"Throne Master Gu, I am really sorry, I did my best, but I failed. You can only wait for five decades for the masks to fall off on their own!" Meng Tai said, shaking his head.
An ugly look immediately covered the faces of the crowd of freed prisoners in the vicinity.
The removal of their masks was just within their sight... but in the end, it failed to succeed by one step!?
"My Lord!" At this moment, the mens spirits had hit the rock bottom.
Gu Hai, instead of consoling the crowd, took a deep breath before he spoke, looking at Meng Tai, "Five decades? I can't wait that long!"
"Oh?" Meng Tai was taken aback.
"I have a way to remove the masks!" Gu Hai turned around. He no longer looked at Meng Tai.
"What?" Meng Tai's countenance immediately changed. How is this possible?
The congregation of freed criminals, on the other hand, felt their eyes light up as they looked at Gu Hai in disbelief. Is that true? Does our Lord really have a way?