Chapter 1109 - A Heart-Aching Stab
“Qin...Qin Nan? Why are you here? Aren’t you participating in the Monarch Horoscope Contest?” Princess Miao Miao seemed quite confused, who was soon aware of something strange. She scanned her surroundings and exclaimed in astonishment, “Where am I? How did I end up here?”
“Princess, you don’t know where this place is?” Qin Nan probed.
His instincts told him that the Princess was surely an illusion, but before he could confirm it, he would not dare to jump to conclusions straight away. It was possible that the Monarch Ranking was crazy enough to teleport the real Princess here.
“Of course I don’t.” Princess Miao Miao snapped, “Aren’t you taking part in the Monarch Horoscope Contest? Why are you here too? Mm? Could it be that the Monarch Ranking has somehow brought me here?”
She was immersed in pondering.
Qin Nan quickly glanced in the directions of Yu Qingtong, Sage Chen Zilai, and Jiang Bilan and discovered a magical force hindering his vision, preventing him from taking a clear look.
Something was strange!
Qin Nan’s heart shuddered as he tightened his grip on the Heaven-Shattering Saber and asked, “Princess, do you know what happened at the Desolated Battle Ground?”
“Why are you asking this?” Princess Miao Miao blushed, “Can’t you ask another question to verify my identity?”
Qin Nan’s heart felt relieved. He could not help but wonder, Wasn’t she extremely daring when she slept with him, why didn’t she dare to mention it?
Nevertheless, the Princess looked really cute when she blushed.
“Let’s focus on the matter on hand. Did the Monarch Ranking bring me here on purpose? To make me your enemy?” Princess Miao Miao opened her eyes wide and said as if she were able to read his mind.
Qin Nan’s expression changed instantly.
He had entirely ignored the biggest problem. The Monarch Raking had purposely brought the Princess here and made her his enemy. Didn’t that mean he would have to murder the Princess to complete the quest and advance to the next stage?
Jiang Bilan glanced at the magical force surrounding her. She was smart enough to realize that the Monarch Ranking had purposely set it up to stop them from communicating with one another.
“Who exactly are you?”
Jiang Bilan calmed her thoughts and asked.
Although she had speculations in her heart, she would not believe it unless she saw the truth.
The cultivator in the black robe standing opposite her spoke after a slight hesitation, “Alright, I guess I don’t have to hide any longer.”
The cultivator waved his hand and unveiled his mask, revealing a familiar face, who turned out to be Qin Nan.
Jiang Bilan’s heart shuddered but she continued to speak in a calm tone, “Qin Nan? Don’t assume that I would believe you’re Qin Nan just because you’re able to mimic the Heaven-Shattering Saber, Destruction Domain, and the Destruction Martial Tree. Before the Monarch Ranking trapped us with the force, I was still able to sense that Qin Nan’s presence from the City Lord’s Mansion. You’re just an illusion.”
“Jiang Bilan.” Qin Nan let out a sigh as he fixed his eyes onto her short hair, “If I’m not mistaken, you only shortened your hair after killing the monarch’s son, right?”
Jiang Bilan’s expression froze.
Various illusions were established, each filled with countless demons uttering ghastly cries, causing the place to be filled with a tremendous murderous intent.
Sage Chen Zilai sat in the middle with his legs crossed as the golden glow from his figure suppressed the demons. However, he did not seem at ease, as his face was filled with a solemn expression.
“Cultivator, where did you learn your Monarch Art? Or maybe, you’re the Sorceress herself?”
Chen Zilai stared at the cultivator wearing the black robe.
Although the cultivator had yet to speak, he had guessed her identity from her white-jade hand and the familiar Monarch Art.
“Humph, bald donkey, so what if you managed to guess who I am?” The cultivator in the black robe said with a disdainful tone as she pulled the mask off, revealing an attractive face, who was none other than the current second-ranked genius on the Monarch Ranking, Sorceress Qian Qian.
“It’s really you.” Chen Zilai let out a wry smile.
“Bald donkey, don’t blame me since the Monarch Ranking has made you my enemy for the quest.” Sorceress Qian Qian licked her lips in a seductive manner and said, “I’ll show you how I’m going to suppress your Bodhi art, forcing you to fall onto the demonic path instead!”
She slapped forward with her hand, commanding the demons to charge forward.
The cultivator in the black robe dashed through the air, each of his steps causing a lotus to blossom under his foot.
“Stop running!” Yu Qingtong panted slightly as she yelled, “Senior Brother, I know it’s you!”
The cultivator’s figure shuddered, who stopped in his tracks and unveiled the mask to show his appearance.
He was none other than the first-ranked genius, Shi Qingfan.
“Qingtong, I’m sorry, I did not expect to fight you in my quest.” Shi Qingfan let out a wry smile.
“Are you really my Senior Brother?” Yu Qingtong did not believe it blindly, as her eyes flickered with alertness.
Although it was not impossible to stumble into Shi Qingfan during the Monarch Horoscope Contest, there were a few things that did not make sense. Firstly, she was extremely familiar with Shi Qingfan’s moves, thus was he purposely using them to let her discover his identity?
Secondly, if Shi Qingfan’s quest was to kill the people protecting the City Lord, he could attack Qin Nan, Sage Chen Zilai, or Jiang Bilan instead. There was no need to lure her all the way here, which would prevent themselves from fighting one another.
“Do you still remember the Qingtong rock?” Shi Qingfan let out a sigh, “Qingtong, I’m sorry. I never thought my quest would be to murder you.”
...The Dark Royal City, City Lord’s Mansion...
Princess Miao Miao giggled when she saw Qin Nan’s reaction, “It seems like I’ve guessed it right. This Monarch Ranking is truly vicious, forcing me to be your enemy. If that’s the case, Qin Nan, stop wasting your time. Hurry up and attack me, I won’t blame you.”
Qin Nan shook his head.
According to the Monarch Ranking’s words, the deaths here would be permanent.
If he attacked the Princess, what was he going to do if he ended up killing her?
No way was he going to do that!
Even if he could not achieve the Martial Monarch Realm, there was no way he would kill the Princess!
“Don’t worry, why would the Monarch Ranking be so merciless? You won’t harm me at all.” Princess Miao Miao continued.
Qin Nan still shook his head hearing this.
Even if she said so, what if she really died in the end?
He could not afford to take the risk, and he would not want to either.
“Humph, how useless, since you won’t do it, I’ll do it myself then.” Princess Miao Miao twisted her lips as she suddenly raised her hand. A brilliant glow was emitted from her palm as she swung it toward her chest.
Qin Nan was startled seeing this.
He rapidly dashed forward trying to grab Princess Miao Miao’s hand.
As soon as he reacted, Princess Miao Miao’s expression became icy as her eyes let out a cold gaze.
“Qin Nan, you’re so disappointing? How are you able to inherit the Monarch Horoscope if you can’t do something this simple? Since you’re so useless, you might as well die.”
She flipped her palm as the glow materialized into a long colorful saber that thrust forward.
Qin Nan’s chest was penetrated, causing blood to splatter everywhere.
Qin Nan was thunderstruck as he stared at the saber in his chest blankly, not knowing what to say in that instant.