The ghost dragon’s reaction seemed to be rather slow. It turned its head and saw the fruits disappeared. It roared furiously as it marched toward the figure who took the fruits. The figure seemed to be intimidated by the Dragon’s Demeanor as the figure suddenly stunned. The figure slowed down and stepped backward with fear.
The one who took the devil fruit was clearly Chen Rui. He knew that their difference in strength was too huge; his speed must be incomparable to the ghost dragon. So, he didn’t run at full force, but he acted as if he was intimidated and led the ghost dragon to trigger the <Teleportation> inscription trap.
To Chen Rui’s surprise, the ghost dragon seemed to see through his plan. It actually didn’t chase hurriedly, but it approached calmly. Only the pair of skeletal wings were flapping slowly, giving a huge psychological pressure.
The Demon Realm’s common language came from the ghost dragon, “Intruder! Return the fruits and I’ll spare your little life! Otherwise, your flesh will become a gourmet in my mouth!”
Chen Rui was cold sweating. It seemed that he had to trigger the <Teleportation> inscription himself to escape before the ghost dragon attacked. If he really couldn’t do it, then he still had the <Teleportation> skill of the “Dark Will” ring.
The problem was that Athena was still in the vicinity, and she’d likely be discovered by the ghost dragon. With Athena’s current situation, it was absolutely impossible to escape.
Leave Athena and run away by myself? I’ve gotten the devil fruit anyway!
Giving up the… partner, who is willing to take the risk to accompany me to Mountain Xilang?
In the face the approaching ghost dragon, Chen Rui made a decision instantly. He extended his hand and opened his palm, preparing to use <Aurora Shot> to anger the ghost dragon.
The powerful Dragon’s Demeanor was approaching, “Asshole, I, Master Ghost Dragon will give you a final chance!”
Chen Rui didn’t believe in such formless threat at all. If he truly returned the fruits, he’d probably be dead immediately. However, the strange thing was that this ghost dragon had been intimidating, it didn’t actually make any actions. Right when Chen Rui planned to desperately distract the ghost dragon, the data displayed by <Analytical Eyes> changed his mind.
Slime; Comprehensive Assessment: D; Physique: Unknown, Strength: Unknown; Spirit: Unknown; Agility: Unknown.
Slime? Not a ghost dragon?
And… D level? It’s just a Higher Demon? What is with the Dragon’s Demeanor then?
Chen Rui took a risk and instantly concentrated his Star Power, “<Aurora Shot>!”
The huge white ball hit the ghost dragon. The gigantic body of the ghost dragon was actually pushed back by the force of <Aurora Shot>. Some pieces of the bones were also falling. It could barely stabilize its body. Even one of its wings was gone.
It was Chen Rui first time using <Aurora Shot> after promoting to Star Leader. He felt that the Star Power used was much lesser than that of Star Collector. He didn’t have the feeling of being instantly emptied.
<Aurora Shot> verified that the beast before his eyes was really just a paper tiger , and Chen Rui’s heart was a lot calmer. He leaped, caught up with the “ghost dragon” and manifested his combat power as he liked – After being tortured by Paglio so many times, I can finally collect some interest from this dragon this time! However, it feels like I’m whipping a corpse…
The “ghost dragon”’s movement was slow. It couldn’t do anything under Chen Rui’s attack. Yet, it seemed to perceive no pain. It still roared, “Asshole! My strength is already recovering! If you don’t escape now, be prepared for your bones to be crushed!”
Chen Rui wasn’t holding back at all; his attack became fiercer. He was already clear: this so-called ghost dragon is merely a “slime” intimidating with the dragon’s might. It actually deceives all the demonic beasts in the jungle!
No wonder the ghost dragon is just intimidating as it didn’t initiate any actual, horrifying attack. However, what is puzzling is that the Dragon Inscriptions and the Dragon’s Demeanor are actually genuine.
At this time, the green light in the eyes of “ghost dragon” gradually faded. Chen Rui noticed that the green light was actually secretly moving whereas the body of the “ghost dragon” gradually became dull and stiff as the green light faded. Eventually, it didn’t move at all like a pile of actual lifeless bones.
The display of <Analytical Eyes> still existed. Chen Rui thought of something and immediately noticed a pile of faintly creeping thing on the ground. He stomped heavily on it. This thing was slippery, and it squeezed out of his foot. It jumped high suddenly and grew several times instantly. It was like a huge pocket covering from the sky, wanting to swallow him.
Chen Rui’s hand instantly emitted a metallic glow. As a line of light sliced of past, the “pocket” was split into two. Subsequently, <Aura Blade> sliced the strange “slime” into pieces.
Strangely, these fragments weren’t dead. They squirmed toward Chen Rui at high speed, wanting to engulf him again. Chen Rui thought of something and shouted, “<Destructive Aura Blow>!”
At that moment, a brilliance flashing in high speed appeared on all the fragments like living runes. Looking at it in detail, there were actually countless sharp forces slicing at high speed. In the blink of an eye, the fragments were cut into countless particles and fell to the ground. It was Chen Rui’s first time using this “<Destructive Aura Blow>” with an aoe attack. Its effect was very dazzling, and its power was also very impressive. However, the lethality felt inferior compared to the single-unit attacking <Aura Blade>. Besides, it used up a lot of strength. It consumed a few times more strength than <Aura Blade>, but it was suitable to deal with multiple enemies.
“Hey!” The subtle voices came together as if thousands of people sounded at the same time. After suffering the ultimate move of <Destructive Aura Blow>, this strange slime was actually not destroyed.
Immortal? Chen Rui frowned. Sure enough, countless particles gathered together into one and became the original “thing”.
“Your attacks are so painful! I will let you pay the price!” After the thing restored, it came with his mouth opened again. Chen Rui opened his hand and the second shot of <Aurora Shot> gushed out, shooting right into the thing’s mouth. The huge light ball drove it straight into the sky, and it only fell after a long time.
Under the white light of <Aurora Shot>, Chen Rui found that this thing was transparent like some kind of rubber. After <Aurora Shot> hit it, it actually didn’t explode, but it scattered into countless white light which filled up the entire body of this thing, showing a vein-like texture.
Chen Rui was panting a little. After using the last <Aurora Shot>, his Star Power was running low. That was all he got. If he still couldn’t eliminate the opponent, he could only escape with the devil fruit.
<Aurora Shot> still couldn’t kill this thing, but it caused significant damage. The destructive aura didn’t disappear for a while, but it scattered in various parts of its body, making it paralyzed on the floor and losing its ability to move at once.
Chen Rui thought quickly and he didn’t escape. Instead, he quickly stepped forward and stepped on it once again.
“Such bravery. You actually dare to defy me!” That thing still didn’t want to admit defeat.
“I’m an actual partner of a dragon.” Chen Rui refuted rightfully, “A mere slime who dare to pretend to be a dragon. I will destroy you now!”
“You… How do you know that Dodo is a slime? Don’t kill Dodo!” This guy didn’t expect the opponent to be the genuine dragon partner, and he easily exposed its identity. It finally began to panic.
In fact, Chen Rui’s two <Aurora Shot> per day were used up. Now, he was just scaring “Dodo”. He asked, “Why did you pretend to be ghost dragon! Why did you create beast swarm! Answer!”
“Hmph! I won’t tell you!” After Dodo said those words, it saw Chen Rui’s fingers that were rested suddenly opened. It looked like the pose that made that terrible attack, so it suddenly changed its words, “Forgive me. I’ll tell you everything. Sir, please loosen your leg first!”
Chen Rui let go of his leg. While the <Aurora Shot>’s residual force gradually disappeared in its body, it immediately bounced high and ran to the side. It was still yelling, “You dare to anger me, Sir Dodo. You’ll see how I…”
Before it could finish its cruel words, it felt sparks everywhere before its eyes. After a series of exploding sound, Dodo was scattered into pieces and fell to the ground. It turned out that it coincidentally triggered the inscription that Chen Rui set up previously., Fortunately, it was just the <Explosion> inscription. If it was the <Teleportation> inscription in the other direction, Dodo would likely to have successfully escaped now.
However, Dodo’s physique was very strange. The <Explosion> inscription couldn’t kill it. Its reconstruction speed was also really fast. Relatively speaking, <Aurora Shot> caused more damage to it, no wonder it was so afraid.
“Then… I have to kill you right away!” Chen Rui appeared in front of Dodo. His demeanor was overflowing as if he was going all out.
“Even if I die…” Dodo said forcefully. When it saw Chen Rui’s opened fingers, his voice instantly became extremely charming, “Sir, your humblest servant, Dodo is willing to solve all your doubts.”
Sir Dodo changed its face so fast that it should be the epitome of “able to be both mighty and submissive”.
“I won’t believe you anymore!” Chen Rui said deliberately.
Dodo knew something wasn’t right, so it opened its mouth and a scroll that was concentrated with strange power appeared, “Master, Dodo is willing to sign the master-servant contract. Please don’t kill me!”
It wasn’t Chen Rui’s first time signing the master-servant contract. It was obvious that this contract wasn’t fake, so he immediately signed it. An average person could only carry one contract. Now, Chen Rui actually had four contracts, which were 3 master-servant contracts and 1 symbiotic contract. Perhaps he could sign more.
After signing the master-servant contract, Chen Rui naturally stopped torturing Dodo and loosened his foot. It’s fine if this guy has D-level strength, but the key is it’s immortality, and it can drive the dragon bones to use Dragon’s Demeanor. It’s really not simple.
Dodo’s body that was flattened gradually swelled and returned to the size of a basin, showing its true face. Its appearance was weird; it had no limbs; the entire body was the face with big eyes, tiny spotted nose and teethless mouth. It looked a bit like a translucent big onion. It moved around by bouncing its body on the ground like a spring.
“My noble master.” Although Dodo had no limbs, its facial expressions were quite rich. It looked flattery, “My body can absorb a considerable amount of magic and physical damage. Even if I’m sliced into countless pieces by blades, I can still regenerate. However, master’s attack just now almost collapsed my body completely. Your strength is too powerful and too evil…”
Within the endless flatteries, Chen Rui seemed to see an onion version of Slee or Didi. However, Dodo’s ability also made him secretly shocked: This fellow isn’t afraid of physical and magic attacks, and it can also regenerate. What monster is this?