“Damn it!” Alan snorted; his body was blazing in flame. A long-poled scythe already appeared in his hand and he teleported to the front of Chen Rui, trying to chop down Chen Rui’s head.
To nurture their only child, Alan, the Karon Family went through painstaking effort. Currently, Alan was at the peak of Intermediate Demon, and he was one step away to be Higher Demon. Thus, that strike was kind of amazing. Chen Rui spent quite a lot of energy during his fight with Reka, but he wasn’t afraid of Alan. Instead, he was concerned about the one-eyed Higher Demon.
Chen Rui twisted his body; instead of retreating, he moved forward. When the scythe was about to touch his body, he suddenly moved sideways and punched the scythe like a bolt of lightning. A corner of the cloak was cut. Before Alan could make his next move, a lightning-like punch hit his abdomen; Alan immediately bent over at his waist in pain.
The one-eyed Great Demon saw Alan missed, then he was about to take action. Then, he saw Alan’s arm was being grabbed by the opponent. The opponent threw forcefully, and Alan was flying toward the Great Demon.
Alan lost his balance, flying in the air. Fortunately, he was caught by someone. It was the one-eyed Great Demon. Alan immediately shouted, “Mikas, kill him!”
Mikas slightly nodded, then he saw Aguile’s figure flicked and disappeared into the night sky while he was catching Alan. The one-eyed Great Demon sneered and disappeared instantly at the same spot. Alan’s furious voice came behind him, “Mikas, torture him to death with flame after you catch him!”
On the roof behind them, a pair of calm red irises quietly watched that scene under the moonlight.
The difference between the two ranks was not as simple as the usual cross-level challenge. There was basically no possibility of winning. Besides, Chen Rui’s injuries and stamina had not recovered; he couldn’t compete with a Higher Demon, so he didn’t force the fight, but he chose to retreat.
However, Mikas’ strength shouldn’t be underestimated. He followed tightly, Chen Rui actually couldn’t get away. Chen Rui’s speed was the best among the Intermediate Demon, but in the eyes of a Higher Demon, he could barely reach the common standard. Also, Mikas’s teleportation was far far better than Reka in terms of distance and recovery speed. Their distance was gradually getting closer. If Chen Rui didn’t exchange a bottle of True. Wind Walk Potion and drank it to greatly improve his speed, he would be almost caught up.
In such a situation, Chen Rui couldn’t return to the lab or the Cloak Gang. As his injuries were not minor, he would be caught up sooner or later. Suddenly, he thought of Paglio’s words and changed his direction, rushing toward the city gate.
Tonight, the city gate was guarded with the lead of the centaur, Ganke. From Ganke’s perspective, he could only feel a gust of wind. Something seemingly passed by, but he couldn’t see clearly in the dark. Before he could react, another gust of wind rushed by. The soldiers were all surprised.
Mikas was secretly annoyed. Although this Aguile is only with the strength of Intermediate Demon, his speed is indeed extraordinary. It’s even way faster than the level shown during the battle with Reka on the field. What’s even more annoying is his cunningness. He constantly makes use of the terrain to circle back and forth. I almost caught him a few times, but he managed to escape again.
However, no matter how cunning Aguile was, the difference was still there. Mikas had rich experience. He calmed down at once; he only locked on his opponent’s position tightly.
Chen Rui gradually felt that he couldn’t stand it anymore. Although <Astral Form> could quickly recover stamina and injuries, there was still a limit. Besides, maintaining high speed with injuries undoubtedly used up more strength. The True. Wind Walk Potion’s effect was 20 minutes. However, even if it was a grand-master level potion, there was still an hour of “cooling” time. In other words, within an hour, there won’t be any effect in drinking potions. Now, the buff had run out.
Sure enough, when he was slightly slower in changing direction, he was immediately captured by Mikas. Mikas’ body was flashed with flame; he used his teleportation talent to accurately block in front of Chen Rui.
Chen Rui had no time to change direction and Mikas had already swept his leg toward Chen Rui. Chen Rui could hardly see the trajectory of this sweep; he could only use the feeling trained from the special training and actual combat. He closed both arms to block the sweep. He felt that both his arms were like being hit by a giant steel hammer; his arms felt like almost cracking. His entire body was blown away by the huge force.
Before Chen Rui could touch the ground, Mikas had caught up with him halfway. He swung his arms and made Chen Rui flew upward. Mikas appeared again in mid-air and slammed at Chen Rui forcefully with both his fists. Chen Rui heard his bones cracking somewhere; he was smashed to the ground heavily like a falling meteor. The area where it was hit could barely feel anything with the sharp pain, and he couldn’t get up at once.
Among the information provided by Shea, Mikas was one of the bodyguards arranged by the Karon Family to stay by Alan’s side; his strength was at early Higher Demon. The difference between ranks was quite huge. Although Chen Rui’s strength was already equivalent to the strongest Intermediate Demon, he was still vulnerable even a freshly-advanced Higher Demon was standing in front of him.
This was also why Alan almost gave up on Athena after he knew that Athena had become a Higher Demon.
“Taking me so much effort to catch up, you can be considered as an abnormal Intermediate Demon.” Mikas appeared in front of Chen Rui, “Yet, even the strongest Intermediate Demon is still just an Intermediate Demon. Today, you will definitely die.”
Based on the situation, he could no longer reach the blue lake. Since he couldn’t retreat, then he would fight to his death. Chen Rui clenched his teeth. He couldn’t bother about his injuries and stamina. He gathered his remaining Star Power to support his body bit by bit and stood up. A few bottles of potions appeared in his hands and he quickly downed everything.
“I never thought you could still stand up.” Mikas’ gaze fell on the potions Chen Rui just drank, and he was shocked, “Are those black potions that you just drank? How is this possible?”
Chen Rui didn’t answer, but he quietly waited for the potions to work. Mikas thought for a moment and shook his head again, “If there is a potion grand master, it would have shocked the Demon Realm long before. Thus, the bottles just now can’t be black potions. They are just healing or enhancement potions with similar colors. Haven’t you noticed the difference between a higher-rank and a lower-rank? It’s still useless even if you drank really black potions! Isn’t it better to accept death with peace of mind?”
“Since you want to suffer more before you die, I, Sir Mikas will satisfy you…”
The moment he finished his words, Mikas had already appeared before Chen Rui. A punch that was whistling in the wind hit directly on Chen Rui’s chest. Strangely, Chen Rui’s reaction, and his offensive and defensive capabilities were enhanced a lot. He had a close all to block Mikas’s punch, but he still couldn’t endure the remaining force and stumbled backward.
Chen Rui didn’t stop his body forcefully, but he led Mikas’s fist to the side using Mikas’ force. Simultaneously, he turned to the side and kicked toward Mikas’ ribs with full force. When it almost hit, a palm appeared before the ribs and blocked his strike. Subsequently, that palm grabbed his foot and quickly twisted it, intending to break his leg bones. The poison dragon liked to use this trick usually, so Chen Rui immediately gave the most appropriate natural reaction; he took advantage of the force to rotate his body while his other leg kicked directly on Mikas’ face.
Mikas stepped back a few steps and felt the burning pain on his face. His eyes were full of anger as he didn’t expect to be kicked by an Intermediate Demon. Although he was not seriously injured, it was a great shame. He snorted furiously and sped up to hit Chen Rui’s ribs like lightning.
Chen Rui felt a sharp pain. If it weren’t for the True. Iron Wall Potion, that blow might have broken a few ribs bones. Mikas’ anger didn’t reduce. He teleported to Chen Rui’s back and suddenly launched a heavy punch again. Chen Rui snorted, turned around and kicked. This time, Mikas didn’t dare to grab his legs and avoided it instead.
Although the potions’ effect enhanced Chen Rui’s strength a lot. Although the gap was reduced and he could counter occasionally, he couldn’t rival against Mikas who was one rank higher than him afterall. After persisting for a while, his body flew away like a kite with loose string by Mikas’ heavy blow. His body which was flying quickly slammed into a huge tree heavily, leaving a shallow pit. Then, the giant tree broke into two pieces and fell loudly.
Chen Rui had blood coming out from his 5 sensory organs, and all his bones seemed to be broken. It was impossible for him to use his Star Power. Every slight move would trigger the wounds of the whole body. However, should he just give up?
Now, he was no longer the rookie who was once terrified by Bloody Hand, Lance’s intimidation in the arena. In the 4-fold gravity training ground, without any Star Power, he had experienced the test of will in the face of life and death more than once.
When you can’t keep going, you still have to stick to it! In a certain sense, willpower determines the body!
Mikas teleported to the front of Chen Rui. As he was about to make a fatal blow, he saw “Aguile” who had already fallen to the ground held his body up and posed a strange posture at him. Aguile was supporting his right wrist with his left hand, and his right fingers opened.
Although he didn’t appear at the VIP seats, Mikas witnessed the battle, especially the situation in which Arux took the light ball with both hands. It instantly made his blood ran cold. At the same time, a giant light ball was shining brightly before him.
The <Aurora Shot> after enhancement of black potion was Chen Rui’s biggest blow, and also his last hope.
Mikas just used teleport, so he couldn’t make any other reactions at such a desperate moment. He instinctively reached out his hands to catch the ball. At the moment he touched the light ball, Mikas’ body was shocked. The tremendous pressure on his hands was far more than he had imagined. He finally understood why even Arux needed both his hands to endure it. The flame on his body started to burn; his body slowly forced backward uncontrollably, leaving a deep footprint on the ground with every step.
Upon the seventh or eighth step, Mikas suddenly snorted and swung his hands. It was just like tossing a ball, the <Aurora Shot> was flung to the side forcefully. It destroyed a few trees along the way and eventually disappeared without a trace.
Seeing Mikas unscathed, Chen Rui had a bitter smile behind his mask while panting. That <Aurora Shot> just now had emptied his remaining Star Power and the effective time of the black potions were running out. He could clearly feel the potion effect reducing. Along with his extremely heavy injuries, even lifting a finger was extraordinarily difficult.
The difference between Intermediate and Higher Demons was too huge. Even after ingesting enhancement potions, his final blow was still ineffective.
“I never thought that an Intermediate Demon could actually fight with me to this extent. You can’t transform nor teleport, so you should be of a royal family, and you are also a genius. In the future, you could at least be a Demon King-level strongman which was above the Higher Demon. Unfortunately, you have no future.”
Mikas looked at his bloody palm in surprise and smiled cruelly, “Since Master Alan ordered for you to die in the flames painfully, I’ll let you have a taste of my flame talent before you die.”