Chapter 446: Lava
No one knew if they snapped back to attention because of the pain in their neck or because of the imposing aura around Bai Luochu and Pei Qingfeng. They straightened their backs and kneeled on the ground. "Please spare our lives, experts! We never intended to scheme against you! We used tracking powder because we felt that the two of you were the most capable of the bunch and would definitely pick the right path.”
Bai Luochu sneered, "From the looks of it, it seems like you’re asking me to thank you for admiring my abilities…”
"No, of course not." The two of them trembled uncontrollably after hearing what Bai Luochu said.
When Pei Qingfeng looked at them, a sudden urge to mock them appeared in his heart. "We can’t overlook this. Since I’m in a good mood, I’ll give you a chance. How do you think we should deal with people like you?”
The moment Pei Qingfeng gave his suggestion, the two of them looked at each other and heaved a sigh of relief. It seems like we’ll be able to live after all…
Bai Luochu turned to glare at Pei Qingfeng. She was the one they tracked! Why was he deciding on things on his own without any consideration for her?! She was the victim here!
When Bai Luochu finally noticed the playful glint in Pei Qingfeng’s eyes, he winked at her as though telling her something. She immediately calmed down and thought about the two of them before her. They are definitely coming up with some plan right now… After thinking things through, she pretended to relax and withdrew her sword.
Pei Qingfeng seemed to understand that Bai Luochu was playing along and he lowered the sword in his hand in accordance with her. Then they saw that the swords were no longer resting on their necks, a wave of relief swept across them.
"Two heroes, why don't we be your hired fighters?" An expression of flattery appeared on their faces and Bai Luochu felt like puking when she looked at them.
"Why should we believe you?" Pei Qingfeng was someone who could keep his cool and even though he was more disgusted than Bai Luochu, his expression showed otherwise.
"This..." One of them stammered.
When they were thinking of ways to preserve their lives, Bai Luochu detected several presences coming from behind. She raised her sword once again and said coldly, "From the moment you tried to track me, your fate has been decided. If the two of you showed some backbone, I would have given you the respect you deserved. You would have gotten the chance to fight for a chance to live with those people who just entered this path. However, you guys are obviously whimps and there isn’t a need for you to live any longer.”
The duo wanted to beg for their lives but before they could speak, Bai Luochu made her move. Her sword sliced into the throat of the man before her and fresh blood sprayed out of his wound. Her clothes were dyed red the next moment.
"You move rather quickly..." While Pei Qingfeng spoke, he cleaned the blood off his sword.
Bai Luochu glanced at the person before Pei Qingfeng and chuckled, "Your Second Highness moves pretty quickly as well. You managed to eliminate him the moment I sliced through his neck.”
Noticing that Bai Luochu’s anger had somewhat subsided, he laughed, "Hahaha. Are you feeling better now? Why are you praising me when you managed to kill him before he could react?”
Bai Luochu coughed lightly and said, "Cough, cough. The people at the back are catching up and we should prepare ourselves for a fight.”
Pei Qingfeng’s expression turned grave and he thought of the worst case scenario. He knew that she wouldn’t be so serious if the enemies were few in number. Since that was the case, he knew that he had to prepare himself. Even if he couldn’t kill them all and seize the treasures, he had to protect Bai Luochu.
He raised his sword and stood between Bai Luochu and the people who were approaching. Bai Luochu didn’t refuse and she merely took a step forward to stand beside him. It was clear that she wanted to fight alongside him.
Pei Qingfengd didn’t try to stop her and he raised his other hand. He reached for her palm and held it tightly, "Okay, we will do this together."
Bai Luochu didn't act like before and she didn’t shake him off.
In just a moment, those people at the back charged through the narrow path and appeared before them.
Even though the number of people was just a fraction of what remained, they were extremely aggressive. They had no intentions to allow Bai Luochu and Pei Qingfeng to live and all their moves were filled with killing intent. It was obvious that they wanted to kill and loot the treasures on Bai Luochu’s body.
Bai Luochu and Pei Qingfeng didn’t hold back and unleashed everything they got. Every move they made had a purpose and they managed to slowly retreat deeper into the path while killing their enemies.
When there was less than 30% of the original number of enemies, Pei Qingfeng and Bai Luochu suddenly realized that there was nowhere else to retreat to. There was only a pool of lava waiting for them.
"We cannot retreat anymore." Bai Luochu yelled and stopped Pei Qingfeng who was about to take a step back. Kicking a massive rock into the pool of lava, she watched as it disappeared without a trace. Instead of sinking like rocks usually did, the rock instantly melted and fused together with part of the lava.
"Look, the lava managed to melt such a huge boulder with ease! If we fell into it, we would turn into nothingness!”
Pei Qingfeng stopped dead in his tracks. "They are not going to leave us alone anyway. Regardless of what we say, they will never believe us!”
Bai Luochu's expression turned ugly as Pei Qingfeng was right. No one was going to believe that they didn’t stop to grab some treasures along the way. Moreover, they were the first to enter and should have taken the most valuable treasures. Am I really going to have to use that?! As long as she used her hidden trump card, all her enemies would be defeated! However, she didn’t know how to explain her method to Pei Qingfeng after.
Before Bai Luochu could hesitate, it was already too late. Without a choice, the silver needles appeared in her palm.