Cheeky Sword God - Chapter 12
Looking at the Shadow in front of her, Zhou Boyan hesitated again. Her own understanding of the sword technique was clear in her heart.
What she mentioned earlier of the success rate being 20 to 30 percent was she being optimistic.
Most importantly, this was the only chance to gain the sword’s recognition.
If she fails, then she has to keep practicing until she can forcibly refine the sword.
She did not reveal the truth to Wu Chi, nor did she want Wu Chi to bear more psychological burden. After all, this matter had nothing to do with Wu Chi.
But… there really was no time left!
Her lips were bitten until swollen, blood was seeping out from her lips, Zhou Boyan stepped out with a strong resolve, and suddenly pressed her palm on the Shadow.
In a few breaths, Zhou Boyan’s face suddenly turned pale and her body trembled intensely, as if she could collapse at any moment.
Only when she came into contact with the Shadow can she understand how difficult it was to get recognition of the sword.
Even though she had been prepared, Zhou Boyan had almost fainted from the backlash of the sword, and could barely persist with her mental strength.
The real refinement hasn’t even begun yet, but in the moment of contact with the Shadow, a horrifying sword intent rushed towards her. She had to bring up her understanding of the Shadow Sword Technique to aid her in comprehending the sword intent
Coughing a mouthful of blood, her snow-white clothes immediately left a few striking bloodstains, and she fell back a few steps, her face lost all of its blood. If not for Wu Chi’s fast reaction to catch her, she would already have fallen to the ground.
“How was it? Was it a success?”
Holding Zhou Boyan’s weak body, Wu Chi trembled with anticipation and asked.
“Failure…” Her face was full of bitterness and disappointment. Zhou Boyan gently wiped the blood from the corners of her mouth and sighed, “This is too difficult. I was being too optimistic before. Actually, there was never a 30 percent hope and the hope has always been less than 5 percent. ”
“What about your injury? Is it serious?” Wu Chi had faintly predicted the outcome but what he cared about at the moment was not whether Zhou Boyan had refined the Shadow or not but her well-being.
“I’m all right.” Shaking her head, Zhou Boyan reluctantly calmed her mind and asked softly, “I had tried to guide the sword with the sword intent, but I couldn’t refine it. Although I received some backlashes, it was not serious.”
Hearing this, Wu Chi became relieved. “It’s all right. Let’s slowly comprehend the sword intent together. Who knows, maybe a miracle will happen.”
“It’s no use.” Shaking her head, Zhou Boyan whispered, “This is the only one chance, the Shadow has remembered my aura, even if I can comprehend the sword intent of the Shadow in the future, I can’t use this method to refine it anymore.”
“…” This time, Wu Chi was filled with regret, he raised his hand and gave himself a slap.
“What are you doing?” Reaching for Wu Chi’s hand, Zhou Boyan said angrily, “It’s not your fault, this is my own decision.”
He wanted to speak out something to console her, but all his words were stuck in his throat.
Things had worsened down to this point, it was useless to say other things.
“Sorry, I was too impatient.”
“Don’t say that. This is fate.” With a sigh, Zhou Boyan still had a smile on her face. “Without your help, I would not even have the 5 percent hope.”
“Anyway, that’s it. We can see it as the last hope was lost.”
Although she was still a teenage girl, Zhou Boyan’s temperament and mind were far from being comparable to her peers. After a moment, she forcibly adjusted her mental state.
“After a while, I’ll send you away.” There was a trace of firmness in her eyes, and Zhou Boyan spoke decisively.
Failing to obtain the recognition of the Shadow means that every ray of hope was lost, staying here will do no good.
“Come with me.” Looking at Zhou Boyan, there was a hint of hesitation in his eyes. Wu Chi raised his head and said softly.
What would happen next? Not only was Zhou Boyan clear, but Wu Chi was also very clear. Otherwise, he would not remind Zhou Boyan to find an opportunity to come to the Sword Pavilion.
In fact, this was really their last hope.
Shaking her head slightly, Zhou Boyan did not explain, nor did she feel the need to explain.
“It doesn’t make sense for you to stay, you staying alive is hope itself, do you understand?” Wu Chi was a little furious.
This little girl just wanted to go all the way to the end. She refused to turn back even though she knew she was going to die.
“But… there are always things more important than life.”
Looking at Zhou Boyan’s earnest eyes, Wu Chi could not refute her.
Was there anything more important than life in this world?
Wu Chi was incomprehensible. He had always been an insignificant figure who only wanted to eat and drink and spend each day mindlessly. If he hadn’t met Zhou Boyan, maybe his life would be spent in obscurity until the end of his life.
Even now, he still couldn’t understand why he had the courage to draw his sword against his brother in order to stay.
But now… this path for him was doomed.
Should he still stick on this path?
He had met Luo Kun before, and he knew how huge the gap between the two sides was. Without Zhou Yuanting, they had no strength to fight back.
Feeling lost, Wu Chi didn’t even remember how he left the Sword Pavilion.
Sitting silently in the courtyard, his heart became inexplicably complicated.
“Miss Zhou, have you really decided?” Looking at this girl who could almost be said to be brought up by himself, Uncle Shui’s eyes were full of pity.
“Uncle Shui, don’t persuade me anymore. I’ve already thought it through.” Looking up, Zhou Boyan slowly replied, “I grew up as the apple of the eye of my father and the clan elders. I enjoyed a life that others could not imagine. Now, our villa is forced into a dead end, I have to shoulder some responsibilities.”
“Shadow Sword Villa is my father’s lifelong effort. Everyone here is my family. How can I selfishly leave them and escape alone?”
“Maybe things haven’t reached that point yet.” Uncle Shui hesitated for a moment and continued, “If you leave now, they would at most take the sword.”
But before Uncle Shui could finish his words, Zhou Boyan interrupted him, and her eyes became even more determined. “Uncle Shui, you don’t have to persuade me! I clearly understand the current situation, whether we hand in the sword or not, we can’t stop them either way.”
“These disciples from Tian Shan can employ different methods to make things go their way, and no one can oppose them.”
From the beginning, Zhou Boyan was very clear that she could not keep the Shadow.
Tian Shan would not easily bear the reputation of forcibly stealing the Shadow from others, so in order to prevent their reputation from being tainted, Shadow Sword Villa must be utterly destroyed, otherwise it would leave some hidden dangers for them.
With a sigh, Uncle Shui stopped persuading her, he knew that persuading her now would be useless.
“Uncle Shui, please ask someone to send him back to the Iron Sword Group.” Looking at the sunset that had fallen, Zhou Boyan said softly.
“Miss Zhou, won’t you see him again?”
“No.” Shaking her head, Zhou Boyan slowly turned around and replied in a low voice, ”Shadow Sword Villa cannot be ungrateful, we must send him away safely.”
After a moment of silence, Uncle Shui turned around and left quietly.
But he did not find that, after he had turned around, tears were slowly dripping from Zhou Boyan’s face, and her voice was extremely shaky.
“Mister Wu, Miss Zhou had ordered that you leave the villa.”
After opening the door, Wu Chi didn’t wake up until Shui Shu’s voice had sounded.
“Uncle Shui.” Wu Chi had seen him before, and naturally knew of his identity. His mouth was full of bitterness, he couldn’t choose a word to reply.
With a sigh, Uncle Shui said slowly, “Come on, I know what you are thinking now, but you are still too weak after all. There’s no use in staying.”
Although Wu Chi hadn’t stated his intentions, this kind of emotion, Uncle Shui knew it all well.
If Zhou Yuanting was still alive, Wu Chi would not even have the chance to meet Miss Zhou, let alone develop any feelings with her.
Even though Zhou Yuanting was gone, and the villa was in chaos, Wu Chi’s strength and background would still remain the same.
This was the cruel reality.
After many years have passed, the memory of this place might still be in Wu Chi’s mind, but in the end, memories were just memories.
“Can’t I stay here for a bit longer?” Wu Chi was still desperate to find a solution.
“No, if we wait, your escape route will be blocked.” Shaking his head, Uncle Shui rejected his idea.
He understood Wu Chi’s good intentions.
But with the spies running amok inside the villa, the matter of Zhou Boyan bringing Wu Chi inside the Sword Pavilion was no longer a secret, and it was impossible to drag this matter on any longer.
On the other side.
“Wu Chi wanted to leave?”
With a sneer, Luo Kun scornfully said, “He wanted to run away after taking advantage of me? How can it be easy?”
“Brother Luo, we can’t take care of him now. We should keep our eyes on Miss Zhou and the Sword Pavilion.” Seeing Luo Kun unable to contain his anger, Deng Mao quickly warned, “It seems that Miss Zhou had failed to refine the Shadow. We have to keep an eye on her closely, else, she can take the sword and escape.”
Hearing Deng Mao’s reminder, Luo Kun calmed himself down a bit.
“As long as nobody can refine the sword, it’s impossible to sneak it away, we won’t have to worry about that.”
After a pause, Luo Kun continued, “Nevertheless, we should be on guard against Miss Zhou’s escape! Zhou Yuanting had a close relationship with Immortal Changchun. Once she has escaped to Kun Lun, troubles will befall us.”
“Good! Not only her, but also all the disciples of Shadow Sword Villa must be killed, we can’t let go of any of them! Only dead people don’t talk.” Deng Mao said, his eyes were full of killing intent.
“What about Wu Chi, we can’t just let him go.” Luo Kun said discontentedly.
“Don’t worry, brother, he can’t run away.” With a laugh, Deng Mao casually replied, “Killing Wu Chi would be a piece of cake after we’ve killed everyone at Shadow Sword Villa. He has the knowledge of the Shadow Sword Technique, we can’t let him live.”
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