Although Chen Rui was passive, he expected that Jesse’s state would certainly not last long and wisely adopted the tactics of avoiding its edge. Thanks to Paglio’s cheating training, Jesse’s speed was faster than before, but it did not reach the highest level of pressure exerted by the poison dragon during training. Thus, despite looking battered, Chen Rui still effectively avoided the dark elf’s attacks.
Sure enough, after Jesse persisted for a while, his power began to weaken just like the Bloody Hand, Lance used his <Berserk> talent. Chen Rui was looking for the best timing. As he was about to launch a counterattack, Jesse snorted, jumped sky high, and stabbed both his daggers from above. Although this kind of aerial attack was fierce, it was easy to be countered as there was no support in the air. It was an unwise move for a speed type like Jesse.
However, Jesse in the air suddenly blurred and turned into five Jesse, pouncing toward Chen Rui simultaneously. Chen Rui was taken aback. He knew that 4 out of these 5 figures were <Afterimage>. However, as each one had an “electrical body”, it couldn’t be differentiated at such a desperate moment, so Chen Rui quickly dodged. The 5 Jesse’s speed exerted its speed to its extreme and surrounded Chen Rui in the middle; Chen Rui couldn’t dodge those 10 cold daggers anymore.
That was already Jesse’s last and deadliest move that determined his victory or loss.
The audience saw five figures rushing toward No. 64 at the center. After a tremor, a figure flew far away backward and fell to the ground.
That figure was actually the “Quick Wolf”, Jesse who just turned into five people. At that moment, the dark elf no longer had his daggers in his hands. He was just covering his wounds and laid sideway on the ground; he seemed to be seriously injured.
That kind of five lightning clones fatal attack was actually resolved by the opponent! Jesse’s eyes were full of unbelieving.
Not only that, his chest was hit with 5 punches at the same time. The horrifying explosive power completely destroyed the remaining strength of the dark elf.
During the entire battle, Jesse had been suppressing his opponent, and No. 64 counterattack seemed to be unsuccessful. However, at the last moment, Jesse was actually defeated by one critical hit. When he moved, he would defeat the enemy was supposed to be the style of “Quick Wolf”!
The masked No. 64 was expressionless. (of course, he quickly removed the dagger on his shoulder and kicked away another dagger on the ground. He could not bother to stop the bleeding and slowly walked toward Jesse)
Jesse looked at the approaching masked man, and his eyes gradually cooled. He did not beg for mercy like Lance, but he asked, “How did you resolve my <Afterimage>?”
No. 64 was silence. Jesse understood that his opponent didn’t want to say it, so he didn’t ask again and quietly waited to be killed. Since the first time he set foot in the arena to battle, the dark elf had abandoned life and death. No. 64 could see through the flaws of his ultimate move just now and endured the stab to counter forcefully to destroy his defense; he was indeed vicious and strong.
Although there was still something in his heart that he didn’t want to just die like that, Jesse admitted his defeat.
The audience made a commotion and shouting for No. 64 to kill the dark elf. Those who won money and also those who lost money because of the dark elf were the same. Both types of person had the same level of reverence toward the winner. The winner was the king; this was the arena; this was the Demon Realm.
“That move just now should be able to get stronger.” No. 64 hoarse voice sounded. The audience heard No. 64 spoke and calmed down altogether, waiting for him to declare his opponent’s death.
Jesse proudly said, “It was just an immature ultimate move. I haven’t had time to master it completely. If this move is perfected, the one that is dying will definitely be you.”
No. 64 silenced again, then he said faintly after a while, “Then, I will wait until it is perfect.”
The demons watching the battle at the arena saw No. 64 actually let go of the loser, Jesse, and they raised a commotion together.
Jesse saw that the opponent didn’t kill him, and he was taken aback. He blurted out, “Why?”
“I’m don’t empathize my enemies” No. 64’s answer was very demon-like, “It’s just that my scythe needs a whetstone.”
Arux had been listening to the conversation between Chen Rui and the dark elf. When he heard the word ‘whetstone’, his eyes flashed with blinding lights, and the smile on his face was more obvious.
“Whetstone?” Jesse covered his wounds, slowly stood up and said coldly, then he turned and left, “You will regret it!”
No. 64 didn’t look at Jesse again nor did he bother about the shouts of dissatisfaction from the audience. He just looked at the VIP seats, and he just happened to meet with Arux’s gaze.
Feeling the strong conviction contained in the other’s eyes, the Great Demon sneered. He suddenly stood up, and his metal-like strange voice resounded the entire arena, “This battle, No. 64 wins! 20 days later, No. 64 will challenge the strongest among Intermediate Demon – “Balrog” Reka!”
Whetstone? If you want it, I’ll continue to give you! It’ll also be the strongest!
This audience was completely stirred up by that. That’s too exciting!
Although No. 64 defeated Jesse today, who’s Reka? The king among the Intermediate Demons in the arena! The strongest Intermediate Demon who is one step away from Greater Demon!
It had been a long time since any Intermediate Demon dared to challenge Reka, just like no Greater Demon dared to challenge Arux. No one ever expected No. 64’s next opponent would actually be the king of Intermediate Demon!
That must be the most exciting matchup among Intermediate Demon!
Jesse was shocked, and he was finally moved. He turned around and looked at No. 64 with unbelieving eyes.
No. 64 whose opponent was personally appointed by Arux, stood still quietly after hearing the challenge notice. Perhaps the mask covered his true expression, but Jesse had an instinct: This cloaked man has no fear.
No. 64 finally said something. It wasn’t to reject or being angry at Arux’s “unreasonable” arrangement. His hoarse voice seemed to be exceptionally calm instead, “I think I can get back the money I won right.”
The succubus winked and walked over seductively with her body exuding some kind of sexy demeanor, “This is the reward and the bet you won today. I like strongman the most. Are you interested to play a game called ‘conqueror’  with me on the bed? It’s free.”
Chen Rui received the heavy money bag and looked at the seductive succubus in a strange way. Conqueror? Why does it sound familiar? Yet, he couldn’t afford to play this “free” game, so he would pass.
Today’s victory made Chen Rui even more confident. Although he would be facing tougher opponents, he wasn’t nervous at all. He casually teased, “Perhaps next time you can be more reserved in your attire. It’s better if you wear a uniform; I might be interested in it.”
Wait! Uniformed succubus, is it… Kia’s image? That’s right. Is Princess Royal actually granting me the essence sucking siren two months later? Eh, what am I thinking… … that damn charming talent!
Chen Rui shook his head hard, removed the distracting thoughts, and strode away.
The succubus was stunned. She wanted to pester him, asking about the uniform, but then she saw this guy actually shook his head and strode away insensitively.
After Chen Rui walked out of the arena, he immediately rushed to the side of the street. His current speed was something now. He had already passed several streets in a blink of an eye and came to a secluded place before he stopped.
“Why are you following me?” Chen Rui turned around and asked.
The dark elf, Jesse appeared at his back and asked, “I’ve already lost. Why do you want me to be your whetstone?”
Chen Rui shrugged his shoulders and replied, “What if I say, I did that for someone to see. Will you believe?”
“Hmph! Do you think I’m a kid? What’s your purpose?” Jesse shook his head disdainfully.
Chen Rui sighed. I actually said the truth, but he still didn’t believe it. I have to find a way to get rid of this complex-thinking guy.
“Whetstone is just whetstone, stop talking nonsense. Can you still become stronger?”
“Of course I can!” Jesse replied firmly. “But I want to remind you that if you fail once, you, as a scythe will be broken forever!”
“Have you seen the scythe that was broken by a whetstone?” Chen Rui replied bluntly, turned around and left. Yet, the dark elf still followed closely.
This guy is addicted to tailing!
“Why are you still following me?”
The dark elf answered equally blunt, “If a whetstone leaves the knife, is it still a whetstone?”
You’ll still be a dark elf after you leave me, brother. Chen Rui was speechless and replied in his heart.
With Jesse following, he definitely couldn’t go back to the lab. This guy was faster than him, so he couldn’t even escape. In desperation, he came to the headquarters of Cloak Gang.
The old dwarf, Didi was shocked seeing Chen Rui (Aguile) full of blood, “Master, your wounds…”
Right after Didi finished his words, he saw a cool looking dark elf behind his master; he immediately recognized that it was the famous “Quick Wolf”, Jesse from the arena. The poor dark dwarf’s weak soul was shocked again; he was so shocked that he couldn’t speak.
“Didi, go get me a new cloak.” The master’s words awoke Didi, and Didi hurriedly ran into the house.
“This is Cloak Gang. I am the leader, Aguile.” Chen Rui introduced to Jesse and took out two potions; he drank 1 himself, then he threw another to the dark elf.
Jesse grabbed it, removed the cap, sniffed it and recognized that it was a healing potion. He hesitated for a while and drank it all up. The effect of this healing potion was surprisingly high. It was far from the ordinary goods. The dark elf felt that the soreness at the heavily-injured chest was recovered a lot; there was a complex emotion in his eyes.
The old dwarf had already taken a cloak out hurriedly. Chen Rui took off the bloody junk and covered himself in the new cloak. It seemed that he needed to put some cloaks and masks in the storage as spares next time.
Jesse noticed that the terrible wounds caused by the daggers on “Aguile” actually healed a lot; some wound had already disappeared. Is the effect of the healing potion that fast? Or…
“If you want to be a whetstone, then stay in the Cloak Gang. From today onwards, you can challenge me once a month.”
The old dwarf had another shock: According to this tone, is Jesse defeated by Master?
It was Chen Rui’s spontaneous idea. Since he had already planned to use Cloak Gang as another beginning for Aguile, he needed someone strong to keep watch when he wasn’t around. Jesse’s combat power was unquestionable. Since Jesse sent himself here, Chen Rui wouldn’t be polite of course.
Jesse’s brow frowned; he looked like he was pondering. He indeed didn’t reject.
 The name was taken from an MMORPG called Zhengtu. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhengtu