Cheeky Sword God - Chapter 6
After a moment of silence, Wu Chi helplessly spread out his arm and said with a bitter smile.
“Miss Zhou, if this is true, then I’m afraid that no matter how much effort you put in, without the help of the Shadow, comprehending the Shadow Sword Technique would be an impossible matter.”
Zhou Yuanting chose the right way to teach the Shadow Sword Technique to his daughter, but only he, the sword’s owner, can assist others in comprehending the sword technique without using the Shadow.
Unfortunately, Zhou Yuanting had died ahead of time before his arrangements had succeeded, so this idea became but a fleeting cloud.
Zhou Boyan became silent and could not help but shed tears when she thought of her late father.
She understood what Wu Chi wanted to convey. Even so, she was willing to grasp the tiniest remaining opportunity because this was the only chance to solve the troubles of Shadow Sword Villa.
At this point, she had no time to improve her strength. If she couldn’t gain the Shadow’s recognition, she would lose the Shadow, and the Shadow Sword Villa would be destroyed.
“Ah, don’t cry… I said that casually, in fact, comprehending the sword technique is still possible, let’s continue the practice!”
Wu Chi panicked when he saw Zhou Boyan crying, especially when the source was from his words.
This feeling was worse than when he was threatened by Zhou Boyan.
Shaking her head slightly, Zhou Boyan bowed down and said, “Thank you, Mister Wu. I’m sorry for forcing you to go on with my demands, you don’t have to accompany me for sword practice anymore.”
“I didn’t mean it that way.” Wu Chi was at a loss.
“In a moment, I’ll have this tempering elixir delivered to you! I apologize for forcing my demands on you in the past two days.”
At this time, Wu Chi’s heart was full of mixed emotions, and he didn’t even know what was wrong with him.
It should be a joyful thing for him to be able to get rid of Zhou Boyan.
After all, he was forced to accompany Zhou Boyan to practice the sword technique with her. But when Zhou Boyan had really let him go, Wu Chi became somewhat lost.
“Wait a minute! Don’t give up yet… it’s not without hope.” Wu Chi suddenly opened his mouth.
After Wu Chi had finished his words, he immediately regretted it, but his words had been spoken out and it was too late to regret what he had just said.
“What do you mean?”
“I mean, it’s not a totally impossible feat to comprehend the Shadow’s sword intent. Don’t give up yet!” Wu Chi explained, “Are you really willing to give up like this?”
“You know what to do?” Zhou Boyan’s eyes suddenly lit up, and asked him excitedly.
“Didn’t you say that through this method, comprehending the Shadow’s sword intent is an impossible feat?”
“I meant you, not me.” Rolling his eyes, Wu Chi mockingly said.
Zhou Boyan had a sudden impulse to strangle him. How could he say that?
Perceiving Zhou Boyan’s evil intentions towards him, Wu Chi immediately knew what to do and quickly followed on, “This is just my own speculation, I can’t guarantee the result.”
“What’s your method?” As long as there was a glimmer of hope, Zhou Boyan was willing to grab on that slightest bit of hope.
Speaking of this, Wu Chi’s face got serious, and he slowly explained, “The origin of the sword intent should be none other than the sword technique itself. Usually, if you have comprehended the sword intent, learning the sword technique should be a piece of cake. But in some cases, the reverse is also possible. Sword intent could be felt(learnt, or obtained) with the help of the sword technique.”
“Reverse the sword intent to learn the sword technique?” Zhou Boyan was still puzzled.
“Yes! You have to reverse the Shadow’s sword intent.”
On the other side.
“You say, the guy from Iron Sword Group is practicing sword with Miss Zhou?”
Luo Kun’s face became somewhat gloomy, and he asked word by word.
“The Iron Sword Group has always had a good relationship with the Shadow Sword Villa. We don’t know what trick Wu Chi had used to hook up with Miss Zhou. And according to the news that our people brought back, they probably had practiced the Shadow Sword Technique together.
During these days, Luo Kun not only bought over people from outside, but the people of the Shadow Sword Villa have also been bought over by him.
After the death of Zhou Yuanting, the fall of Shadow Sword Villa was eventual, and it was not very difficult to buy over people to his side.
What’s more, Luo Kun was a disciple of Tian Shan, and with his prestigious status, convincing people to come over his side was an easy matter.
“The Shadow Sword Technique?” Luo Kun’s complexion became worse.
“Isn’t it rumored that only with the help of the Shadow can one understand the Shadow’s sword intent?”
“That’s just the rumor, after all, she is the sole daughter of Zhou Yuanting, the previous sword owner, it was highly possible that Zhou Yuanting had left something for his daughter.”
“Even if it’s true, what does that kid have to do with Shadow Sword Villa? Even the Shadow Sword Technique was taught to him!” Speaking of this, Luo Kun’s eyes flickered with killing intent.
His men became silent.
Should they say that there might be ambiguity between Zhou Boyan and Wu Chi?
“Go check this matter clearly! I need to have this checked. Since he dared to meddle in my affairs, he must be looking to die!”
Back to Wu Chi’s side.
Even though reversing the sword intent might sound like an easy task, when Wu Chi had attempted to reverse the sword intent, he truly understood how hard this matter was.
Wu Chi broke down the Shadow Sword Technique, and looked through every single move, not willing to let go a single detail.
This was the first time that Wu Chi had studied a sword technique so intently in many years.
“…No, this is too slow. The name of the sword is Shadow, it can be anything but a slow sword technique!”
“…But this method has to be employed when you have just drawn your sword. The sword’s accuracy must be kept, what you’re implying is to perform a swift attack, completely disregarding the accuracy of the attack.” Zhou Boyan helplessly explained.
“The drawing angle should be completely accurate, otherwise you cannot do a follow-up move.”
“Why do we have to be consistent?” After thinking for a while, Wu Chi asked back.
“What?” Zhou Boyan could not understand what Wu Chi was implying.
“The sword technique is dead, but we are alive! It’s impossible that every single move will always be perfect, so why do we have to maintain the consistency of the sword technique?” Shaking his head, Wu Chi went on, “If the first move is enough to kill the enemy, why do we have to use the next move?”
Zhou Boyan became silent. The shock brought to her by this sentence was enormous.
From childhood to adulthood, she had never participated in an actual fight. Sword training was after all, just training. Whether she practiced with her peers or her father, she never risked her life fighting. And now, it seemed that her past mindset was wrong.
When Wu Chi helped her analyze this sword technique from the very beginning; she suddenly found out that many details seemed to be completely different from her previous understanding.
“Only thinking about it might not help that much. How about a duel? Maybe we could find out more things we didn’t notice before through fighting with each other.” After a contemplation, Wu Chi opened his mouth and asked.
When he was lazy, he might be lazier than anyone else, but when he was strict, he was stricter than any others.
This proposal wouldn’t be rejected by Zhou Boyan. Due to the gap in their cultivation, she believed this was a good chance to teach Wu Chi a lesson.
Wu Chi was still in the Marrow Cleansing realm, and she had already stepped into the Transcendent Mortal realm two years ago, now she lacked one last step before breaking through to the next stage. Under this gap, there was no pressure on her side at all.
However, after fighting with Wu Chi, Zhou Boyan soon regretted her decisions.
After all, their match wasn’t a fight to the death, and their gap in strength wasn’t that apparent.
Wu Chi suddenly took a step forward, and delivered a cut at her.
Zhou Boyan, who expected Wu Chi to use the Shadow Sword Technique in their duel, was taken aback by the technique change and couldn’t employ her full sword technique to counter Wu Chi. Her sword technique was mercilessly broken apart by Wu Chi’s attack, and by the time Zhou Boyan had responded, Wu Chi’s sword tip was already pointing towards her throat.
“You played a trick! We had a deal that both of us needed to use the Shadow Sword Technique, but what you used earlier wasn’t the Shadow Sword Technique.” Zhou Boyan was unsatisfied by the outcome and complained.
“Who said that? Isn’t this the Shadow Breaker?” Putting his sword back in its sheath, Wu Chi casually answered.
“Nonsense, the Shadow Breaker is when you split the technique into three parts: eye breaker, throat breaker, and heart breaker. You had only shown one Shadow Breaker, the throat breaker, does that count?”
Rolling his eyes, Wu Chi retorted back angrily, “Come on, Miss! Who told you that sword techniques cannot be adjusted? How time consuming would it be if I were to split the sword technique into three parts? Didn’t you have enough time to change your own technique too?”
Then he added, “Opportunities are fleeting, isn’t it more effective to abandon those two parts for a swift attack?”
“Well, what you said probably makes sense…”
“What do you mean by ‘probably’? This does make a lot of sense, not just probably” While curling his lips, Wu Chi said, “We are now attempting to reverse the sword intent, not perfecting the technique. If you can’t let go of your old mindset, reversing the sword intent would not be possible at all.”
“That makes sense… let’s go again!” While Zhou Boyan was still speaking, she suddenly attacked Wu Chi while he was explaining.
“How dare you sneak attack me?” Zhou Boyan attacked him, and Wu Chi, caught unprepared, shouted and yelled out discontentedly.
“Opportunities are fleeting, and those who attack first would gain the upper hand. When fighting with others, can you prevent them from doing a sneak attack on you?”
Wu Chi was speechless, why did that sound so familiar?
A petty woman is, after all, petty!
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