“The spirit dragon must be your doing right!” The man was casually drinking while saying something shocking, “That 2 Higher Demons were also died in your hands right? Oh right, also the dog.”
Chen Rui was silent for a while. This guy wasn’t just shockingly agile, but his mind was also really nimble. The spirit dragon happened on the first day when Athena and him arrived. If the opponent was well-informed, they would soon suspect them.
The problem was that the strength of this person of the “Sloth” Royal Family was too overwhelming. So, being able to escape from him was good enough as Chen Rui definitely couldn’t rival.
“Since you’re not answering, then it must be true. Although you don’t seem to be a mutated necromancer, being able to control a dead dragon shows your considerable strength.” The man praised, but his tone suddenly changed, “However, the dragons are all self-righteous. Even those that have fallen to the Demon Realm would always mention their so-called dragon’s dignity. As long as it is publicized that a guy used necromancy to control a dragon’s bone to cause troubles, I’m afraid a lot of dragons would personally “visit” you here at Mountain Xilang.”
Chen Rui was cold sweating. It seemed that he underestimated the slyness of this guy which was absolutely proportional with his strength.
“Initially… I wouldn’t bother even if you killed all the bandits, but I don’t like secretive guy. Besides, you disturbed my rest, so I decide to give you an unforgettable lesson.”
Fuck your lessons! Chen Rui secretly cursed. This guy should be resting at the mountainside or the mountain foot. He is obviously here to look for trouble himself!
“Wait!” Chen Rui’s brain was in the air, and he thought of a temporary solution. “Don’t you like to gamble? Do you dare to gamble?”
“Want me to let you live? Don’t bother about your bad tricks.” Although that man said so, his eyes faintly glowed, “Tell me what’s the gamble first?”
“We’ll bet if I can escape from you today.” While Chen Rui spoke, he told Dodo to run away telepathically and meet him at the mining office.
That man initially thought that the opponent would gamble on an unpopular thing to escape and survive. However, it was such an unexpected gamble. He immediately became interested, “What is the bet?”
“Very simple.” Chen Rui said with a husky laugh, “Keep tonight’s incident as a secret.”
The man stunned and laughed, “Sure. The bandits have nothing to do with me anyway. However, if you lose, your life will be mine.”
“No problem. Yet, can I trust your gambling integrity?” Chen Rui said deliberately.
“I, Sir Lennon, is lacking of money and beauties but not gambling integrity!” The man said coldly, “Besides, you have no choice but to believe it!”
“Actually, you guessed it right. I am not a necromancer; I also have two abilities. If you are confidence, I’ll let you have a look first…” When Chen Rui finished his words, he was already in the air with his hand glowing faintly, chopping toward Lennon’s head.
Under <Aura Blade>, Lennon’s figure suddenly split into two. Chen Rui didn’t have the slightest joy, and he turned back immediately. Surely, the <Analytical Eyes> showed that the opponent’s figure was already behind him. It was just the <Afterimage> left from high speed just now.
Both were <Afterimage>, but comparing the dark elf, Jesse and Lennon, Jesse’s was just a child play.
“You can even slice the <Afterimage> into half…” Lennon’s tone contained a slight surprise. “Great attack skill, but the power is slightly weak. If your strength is increased to another level, I’ll actually be interested to battle with you.”
“I can guarantee that you’ll have this opportunity… Before that, have a taste of it with your body!” While Chen Rui spoke, his hands did not pause at all. The <Aura Blade> struck again. At that moment, Dodo had already transformed into something and left sneakily.
Lennon seemed to notice Dodo’s movement, but he didn’t care. His sight was focusing on Chen Rui’s <Aura Blade>. The wine bottle in his hand suddenly disappeared. His hands were held together in lightning speed, and he actually caught the <Aura Blade> directly with his bare hands, just like the move of holding the blade with bare hands in the martial arts novels in his past life!
However, the mystery of <Aura Blade> wasn’t so simple. After Chen Rui went through the training at the fierce sea, the control of Star Power was more proficient and the power of <Aura Blade> was more concentrated and more powerful. Lennon only defended the tangible blade, but the invisible sword qi  had penetrated through.
At this moment, before the invisible “sword qi”, a sword appeared out of nowhere.
An actual sword.
Under the moonlight, the sword seemed faintly blue.
He didn’t know how the blue sword appeared. In the blink of an eye, the sword qiof <Aura Blade> had already struck on the blue sword’s blade.
The blue sword seemed really thin. When the sword qi hit, the sword vibrated, but the hand holding the blue sword was as sword qi as a rock.
Lennon’s hand that was holding the <Aura Blade> was already holding the blue sword. His eyes sparkled with a strange brilliance, looking at Chen Rui’s palm that was glowing faintly. He praised, “Nice sword!”
At that moment, the opponent suddenly leaped and distant himself. His hand suddenly changed and his five fingers were opened with his palm facing right at Lennon.
“Look at this now!”
At the same time he said it, a dazzling, large spherical white light blasted out at high speed.
The white light was close to Lennon instantly, but he had no intention of dodging it. The dazzling white light actually couldn’t cover the bright flame in his eyes.
Chen Rui saw the huge light ball paused and vibrated a little. Suddenly, countless neat dark blue cracks appeared. It was as if a watermelon was cut into thousands of pieces by a sharp tool. For a moment, the shattered countless “blocks” of light maintained a sphere shape that was cut and disappeared suddenly. Even at a distance, Chen Rui could feel the sword qi. It was even above his <Aura Blade>, and there were thousands of strikes!
Chen Rui had seen Paglio breaking the <Aurora Shot> by pinching it single-handedly, and he had also seen Arux tearing <Aurora Shot> into two pieces, but he had never seen anyone solved <Aurora Shot> this way!
“A very unique destructive power. Very good.” Lennon closed his eyes, as if he was tasting some nice wine. The blue sword in his hand suddenly split into two. He opened his eyes and smiled, “Yet, I prefer the previous strike!”
When Lennon finished his words, he saw a faint glow on the object of the left-hand’s finger that was initially maintaining a knife-shape. The image of the entire person suddenly became blurred and distorted, and a hoarse voice came at the same time, “You lost.”
Lennon had already dashed to the front of Chen Rui, but he was still a step late. He missed his strike.
“Fuck, damn it! I shouldn’t have acted cool!” Lennon complained. “I actually lost!”
The mountain food seemed to notice the movement. Those alerted bandits began to approach the mountaintop cautiously.
“This guy is quite interesting. Although those two attacks weren’t enough, they were pretty good.” Lennon didn’t care about the bandits who were getting closer. A bottle appeared in his hand again. He took a huge sip and said to himself, “He didn’t seem to be affected by the royal family’s war pressure just now. Oh right, the magic item that can teleport… could it be an item of the Lucifer Family?”
When the scouting bandits mustered up their courage and arrived at the mountaintop, Lennon’s figure had already disappeared.
It was Chen Rui’s first time using “Dark Will’s” <Teleportation> function. He felt like his entire body was wrapped by a mysterious force and decomposed into countless “particles”. These “particles” seemed to be repelled by the current space, and it was transferred to another location. Subsequently, the “particles” reconstructed into the human form.
Actually, it happened in an instant. After a slight dizziness, he was already in another place.
Based on the magic map, he seemed to still be around the Mountain Xilang’s area. However, the map showed that he was about 10 km from the main pit. This kind of teleportation had a certain distance limit, so it was impossible to return to the Dark Moon City directly. Also, it was very random. Of course, he wouldn’t be directly transported to the enemy. Otherwise, he could really be awarded with the King of Tragedy of the year.
Lennon’s strength was quite scary. His two ultimate moves, <Aura Blade> and <Aurora Shot> were actually easily solved. Especially his terrifying speed left a strong impression on Chen Rui. Not only his body movement was rapid, but his sword speed was also quick. Surely, Lennon didn’t use his greatest strength. It seemed that the gap between ranks were indeed huge.
He certainly couldn’t rival a Demon King level powerhouse currently. However, after he surpassed Arux, Lennon would be his next target!
Chen Rui was very determined, but he could only do it step by step. The current imperative was to prepare in advance to avoid the crisis. Although he had won the gamble with Lennon, it was only the mean to escape and testing. It was impossible to rely on Lennon’s “gambling integrity”.
With the help of magic map and magic compass, Chen Rui finally found Mengda at the summit after much difficulty, then they flew back to the mining office at Mountain Lugang. At that time, Dodo hadn’t returned yet. However, with its immortality and <Transformation> ability, along with its super strong escape instinct, it shouldn’t be much of a problem.
Chen Rui didn’t rest at his tent, but he walked straight down the summit and came to Athena’s tent.
Despite being late at night, Athena’s alertness was still very high. She immediately opened her eyes. Of course, Chen Rui didn’t deliberately conceal his footsteps.
Hearing that it was Chen Rui’s voice, the hand that was holding the sword suddenly loosened.
“What’s the matter?” Athena’s heart pounded. It’s so late already. What does he want to do for coming here so suddenly?
For no reason, she suddenly thought of a story that Alice once told. It was said to be a chapter from a famous novel. She couldn’t remember the specific plot, but she vaguely remembered that it was about a lonely man raid a lonely woman at night, then… after that… subsequently… finally, the two were together.
“Can I come in?”
Thinking of that, Athena’s face was already red ?, and her heart was beating even harder – this guy, how can he make such request so suddenly! Even if… he can’t do this! What kind of woman does he think I, Athena. Wales is!
“Can you let me in to talk?”
Asshole! Does he really have that intention? Then… should I kick him down the mountain? Or should I stab him with my sword?
Athena held her sword tight again.
Chen Rui’s voice sounded again. Athena was nervous. She raised her greatsword with its sheath, but she lifted the tent’s curtain instead, “Come in.”
Athena regretted after lifting the curtain. She was scolding herself for not standing by her values. Seeing him putting down the curtain and sat down, she felt a little helpless. She held her sword tight again inexplicably. She secretly made up her mind that if this guy truly dared to have any misconduct, she’d immediately slap him out with her sword!
Wait, why is it just “slap” but not “stab”?
It was very dark, so Chen Rui didn’t notice her nervous appearance, “Sorry for disturbing you so late at night. There’s a very urgent thing.”
Athena was secretly shocked hearing the seriousness in his tone. She asked, “What happened?”