[If Chizuko Nagato could return smoothly, she would take over the shrine. After Chizuko Nagato quietly left, the Unripe Rice Village’s witch prepared the succession ceremony unprecedented thoughtfully. Inugami Inuyasha had changed back and forth between the stone statue and the demon beast manifestation four times in the morning. Every time, he came to the main hall to see the Unripe Rice Village’s witch and left. It was not until the fifth time that the Unripe Rice Village’s witch said, “Inuyasha, go back to the cave and get me some water from the pool.”]
[“You are so prepared. It seems that you are optimistic that the kid will come back safely.” Inuyasha leaned outside the door and did not leave immediately.]
[The Unripe Rice Village’s witch said softly, “If she can come back safely, these preparations will be handy. If she can’t come back, then treat it as early preparation for the next time. No matter the results, it’s always better to get prepared.”]
[“Your test is too difficult!” Inuyasha frowned, “I fought against Red Mage before. Even I am not his opponent. If the Red Mage did not injure me, it may not be easy for you to subdue me. Now that you let the kid deal with him, you are pushing her to die!”]
[“You have been dissatisfied with me for making you an Inugami. Now your contract has been transferred to Chizuko. If she encounters misfortune, the contract will be automatically canceled, and you will be free. Isn’t it right? If she can come back safely, you should be sad.” The Unripe Rice Village’s witch looked at Inuyasha again.]
[“Of course!” Inuyasha walked out of the main hall without looking back.]
The wind carried a peculiar power. Not only did Windchaser and Mo Xiaofei fail to break free at once, but they were also instead sent away at a considerable distance, unhindered.
But, Windchaser suddenly summoned a powerful force, grabbing Mo Xiaofei with one hand and Zixing with the other. He roared, breaking away from the wind, and finally fell to the ground.
“Windchaser, you…” Mo Xiaofei worried about the damage to the body as Windchaser summoned another power into itself. Windchaser was already tired because of that.
Windchaser shook his head and said, “I don’t know why but I felt power gushing out of this body continuously after the woman shot a light into me just now.”
Mo Xiaofei frowned and said, “Does she want you to help her deal with Chizuko Nagato in the demon beast version?”
But thinking about it again, Mo Xiaofei wasn’t so sure either. If the young witch had such a plan, she shouldn’t send them away. He and Windchaser exchanged their experiences in the Yan Wuyue World after touching the weird man with wounded eyes. At the same time, they gained a new understanding of the stories between ‘Inuyasha’ and ‘witch.’
“Elder brother, I want to go back.” Windchaser raised his head suddenly, “I don’t know why but it just feels like I have to go back.”
Mo Xiaofei didn’t say anything but nodded. He was almost exhausted. At this time, he had a splitting headache and needed some time to rest. “Go ahead. I will speed up the recovery at my side. You can leave Zixing to me.”
Windchaser nodded and glanced at the unconscious Zixing. Godspeed!
It seemed that the witch had purified Inuyasha’s demon beast blood, raising the physical attributes of this body by a significant margin. Godspeed seemed to have improved a lot because of this.
Mo Xiaofei found a secretive place and settled down. He put Zixing down and proceeded to sit in a lotus position. He meditated on Heart Sutra while letting himself enter a state of mindlessness. After this mental riot, Mo Xiaofei vaguely felt that his mental power transformed.
“What the hell was that figure that looked like an emperor I saw at that time?” A wild thought surged in Mo Xiaofei’s mind. He soon shook his head quickly, recovering his energy intently again.
A refreshing sensation came into his head, albeit he couldn’t identify the source of it. He suddenly opened his eyes and said unbelievably, “Hey, how come my mental power is recovering so much faster than before!?”
If the mental power recovery speed when he was under Long Xiruo’s training was 1, then the recovery speed now was at least 5!
[Following the kid’s reminder, Chizuko Nagato waited until midnight was approaching before starting to act. The Red Mage toad was rumored to be a powerful demon beast. The Unripe Rice Village’s witch gave her a handwritten note. It explained about Red Mage. This note was written when the Unripe Rice Village’s witch traveled the world. It recorded many legends of demon beasts and stories of gods and ghosts in various places. It was said that this note was passed down from the first generation of the Unripe Rice Village witch and then perfected from generation to generation. Chizuko Nagato felt that she should put her experience into the notes in the future. She wasn’t worried about whether she could deal with Red Mage.]
[Why would she think about it? She felt that her short life would span for a few decades. It was far inferior to the life of demon beast and gods, so her life should be more efficient. Being worried would waste her time. She wanted to focus on how to get things done. When I get back safely, the expression on that stupid dog’s face will be wonderful, right? Although she didn’t want to waste her life on meaningless worry, fear, and various fantasies, Chizuko Nagato discovered that her motivation soared when she dreamt of the future.]
[Red Mage was a demon beast that was difficult to slay and purify. Before going out, the Unripe Rice Villager’s witch told Chizuko Nagato that her best option was to seal the Red Mage, judging her current capability. The place where Red Mage resided was right in front of her. Chizuko Nagato could see the faint green light in the place. After thinking about it, Chizuko Nagato slowed down and armed herself with a wooden bow and arrow. At this moment, the cave suddenly became overcast with whistling cries of the ghosts. Voices like this began to reverberate all around as a figure flew out of the cave. His feet were on the colorful clouds; he wore a red robe; he smiled like a kind elder, “Amitabha Buddha.”]
[“Red Mage?” Chizuko Nagato directly hitched the feather arrow and pointed at the opponent.]
[“Witch? I wonder why you come to me in the middle of the night?” Red Mage descended from the colorful clouds. His kind smile was more like a statue of an ancient temple. ]
[Chizuko Nagato felt Red Mage’s immense mana. However, this magic power was vile. It did not have the monks’ sense of righteousness and peace the Unripe Rice Village’s witch mentioned. She quickly became guarded. Moreover, the situation was unlike what the child under the mountain had said about the Red Mage being weakest at midnight. If this were already the weakest time for Red Mage, his peak state would be too terrifying. Chizuko Nagato became dignified while observing the surrounding terrain. A feathered arrow shot out without warning. Chizuko Nagato shot an arrow to probe her enemy. ]
[Red Mage quickly took Chizuko Nagato’s feather arrow with his smile intensified, “Does the witch hear that midnight is my weakest time and came to disturb me at this time?”]
[Chizuko Nagato ignored his words. She quickly changed positions and shot another arrow. Red Mage stretched out his hand again to take the arrow easily, smiled, and said, “The spiritual power on this arrow is robust. If you hit me, it will be big trouble. Unfortunately, you can’t hit me. Let me tell you that midnight is indeed my most important time. I’m not at my weakest state, but my peak.”]
[Red Mage opened his mouth and exhaled a cloud of colored mist. The mist amplified along with the wind. The colorful wind withered flowers and plants wherever it passed. Chizuko Nagato couldn’t avoid it. Her skirt was stained a bit, and it was corroded. She couldn’t help but get solemn. At the same time, she remembered the boy crying down the mountain, “That boy is under you?”]
[Red Mage laughed, “I just promised to let his brother go. He is willing to work for me. Every time an onmyoji or monk came, they would think they gained valuable information. But they never know they fell into my trap. As a witch, you have pure spiritual power. Although you aren’t a boy to help me cultivate my longevity secret technique, it’s still great to eat you! You’re too naive, youngster. You will die swiftly! Haha!” Red Mage laughed and waved his hands. The soil in the mountains and forests opened up. A toad demon beast, the size of a wolf, jumped out. Their numbers were uncountable. Chizuko Nagato didn’t know that the Red Mage had cultivated this powerful spell. She fell under the siege of many small demon beasts. The situation seemed precarious.]
In her memory, the young witch didn’t have much experience with physical pain. Demon beasts could not sustain even an arrow from her due to the immense spiritual power.
Under the fox demon beast Chizuko Nagato’s claw besiegement, there were deep wounds revealing bones. Crimson blood tainted the arena. The young witch struggled to breathe due to the body’s instinctive reaction caused by the pain.
When the young witch made a move on Eric, she had already violated the demon beast version of Chizuko Nagato… violated Miki’s bottom line. Seeing Miki’s red eyes, the young witch put a feathered arrow on the wooden bow. After absorbing the power of another Miki, her spiritual energy had improved in terms of quality. It no longer had the strong restraint ability against the demon beast, but its destructive power had risen to a threatening level even for the greater demon beast.
“As expected, you never regretted it.” Miki looked at the young witch’s indifferent face and smiled miserably. “In the past, you gave up on me, but now you plan to kill me and even erase my most precious things. You shouldn’t exist at all!”
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