After Lu Li heavily mauled the three, he turned around and left, not even bothering about the sabre. He just left it there with the trio.
It was true that Di Ba and the others were not in the tribe right now, and that he would be able to awaken his Bloodline in three days. Still, Lu Li did not want to make a huge unnecessary scene right now. Unless he wanted to immediately flee from the tribe with Lu Ling, breaking the hands and legs of the trio would not be a good option since it would a huge commotion in the tribe.
After he had left, he did not start for the Cutting Blade Ridge right away. Instead, he hid nearby and tailed Di Hu and the others back to the tribe. He was concerned that Di Hu and his gang would seek revenge and cause trouble for Lu Ling.
Di Hu and the other two helped each other to return into their own stone houses. Instantaneously, there came a wave of women crying and swearing. Lu Li observed from the back mountain for a while, and he was a bit relieved when nothing unexpected happened.
After making sure that nobody went to pick a fight with Lu Ling, Lu Li was still not totally at ease. Then he went into his own stone house passing through the shortcut on the back mountain. Lu Ling was quietly sitting and in the stone house. When she suddenly saw the bloodstain on Lu Li’s stomach, she frowned and asked, “What happened?!”
Lu Li took some herbal power and applied on his wound to stop the bleeding. He had been hunting beasts in the mountains since he was ten years old and injuries were common, so he had the handy herbal power at all times.
He explained everything to Lu Ling and then looked at her, saying, “Sister, I am sorry. I could not hold it back this time.”
“It doesn’t matter. What’s done is done.”
Lu Ling did not lose her cool; instead, she just calmly spoke, “Di Ba is not in the tribe now, so Di Hu and the others cannot make a huge fuss. You put your mind at ease and return on carrying coffins. Don’t worry about me. Even though I cannot cultivate the Xuan Energy, I still have the ability to protect myself. Anyone who wants to cause me trouble, I will let them regret being born in the first place.”
After observing that Lu Ling calmly stayed in his composure , Lu Li felt like she had kept a lot of secrets from him. He believed in Lu Ling and trusted her. Therefore, he nodded and didn’t say anything. He jumped out of the backyard and rushed towards the Cutting Blade Ridge.
Even though he was mildly injured in his lower abdomen and felt pain when he ran, Lu Li still felt exceptionally happy. He had been bullied many times since he was a kid, and now he had finally vented his anger that he had been suppressing for years.
In three days, he would be able to awaken his bloodline and cultivate Xuan Energy. He would not have to worry about Di Ba coming back and causing any trouble. On the thought of this, he became extremely excited.
“Awaken my bloodline, the Xuan Energy; I will definitely become a powerful warrior.”
At that moment, Lu Li’s desire to become a powerful warrior grew even stronger. Only if he possessed enough strength would he be able to protect himself from being bullied, to protect his sister, and to live a happy life.
The effect of the herbal power was so exquisite that when Lu Li had arrived at the Cutting Blade Ridge, his wound had already healed leaving only a little scar!
“Why are you so late today?”
Lady Yi happened to be at the Cutting Blade Ridge. Lu Li went back and forth for many times, and it was late in the morning when he finally made it to the Cutting Blade Ridge. Lu Li now was the main strength in the coffin carriers, so Lady Yi was naturally upset.
Lu Li forced a smile and randomly explained, “Family stuff, sorry I am a bit late.”
Lady Yi glanced over the bloodstain on Lu Li’s lower abdomen, but she did not ask about the it. Instead, she told him, “Something may happen at the Ice Abyss. Therefore, move faster and try to get all the coffins relocated in a couple of days.”
Lu Li glanced towards the north and his mind was filled with a bit of anxiety. Wu Ling County was just to the south of the place of extremity, the Ice Abyss. If anything would happen over there, disasters might rain down upon the Di Long tribe. He must carry coffins as soon as possible and get enough Body Refinement Pellets.
Even though Lu Li was slightly injured and arrived a bit late, he still had a strength of more than 9000 pounds. Lu Li desperately tried and still managed to pull three coffins to gain three Body Refinement Pellets.
“Give him five!”
Lady Yi suddenly said when payment was distributed. She then added, “The extra two are pre-payment, deducted from the award that should have been given to you after all the coffins were carried.”
Lady Yi had been paying attention to Lu Li and knew that he had a strange constitution. She was worried that something was about to happen at the Ice Abyss, a reason why she desperately wanted Lu Li to gain more strength and be faster on carrying coffins.
Lu Li was euphoric and gladly expressed his gratitude. Then he wildly ran to the tribe with the five Body Refinement Pellets with great joy.
Once he he had returned into the tribe, he noticed a lot of women and old people were looking at him in an unfriendly way, and there were even some women verbally abusing him in a low voice.
Lu Li ignored them and returned directly to his home. He felt relieved when he saw Lu Ling quietly reading some books.
“I will consume the five pellets together!”
After dinner, Lu Li returned to his room. This time, he was prepared to consume the five pellets together and see how much strength he could gain.
After he had consecutively swallowed the five Body Refinement Pellets, he took several sips of clean water as a terrible heat swept all over his body. He had already clinched the mahogany stick on his teeth in order to endure the heat.
The efficacy of five Body Refinement Pellets was horrible, worse than when Lu Li consumed the first one. It seemed like he was thrown into a furnace; he felt as if he was being roasted, and it went on for a much longer time as well.
After an hour, his body temperature finally went back to normal. Lu Li wiped the sweat off his forehead and instantly climbed onto his bed and instantly fell into deep sleep.
Soon, the animal tooth pendant began to glow. The room’s door opened and Lu Ling went in. After checking and making sure everything was fine, she fondly looked at Lu Li and left the room.
Inside the valley in the back mountain the next day, Lu Li abruptly threw the boulder that caused the ground to tremble. He excitedly shouted, “1100 pounds of strength, I have gained 1100 pounds of strength! Now I have at least 10,000 pounds of strength. I can definitely get 11,000 pounds of strength by tomorrow morning!”
Lu Li clenched his fists and felt like there was enormous strength lying in his body. He could not help but feel excited. Seven years of painstaking practice, half a month of coffin carrying, and finally, he was about to reach his goal and awaken his bloodline.
He jumped into the pond after he had taken off his clothes and started to carefully clean himself . He did not cultivate nor strengthen himself in the waterfall, but instead he hurriedly returned home for breakfast and walked towards the tribe’s entrance.
Before he made it out of the tribe, a teenager came out of nowhere. He insidiously looked at Lu Li and said, “How dare you to injure Brother Hu and the others? Di Tao had already left to find the Chief and Brother Huo. You are screwed!”
The teenager glared at Lu Li and and wormed his way back into his stone house. A frown came up on Lu Li’s face, and he thought no wonder it was so quiet in the tribe yesterday. Indeed, Di Hu had sent people to find his father and big brother.
“Di Ba, Di Huo!”
A heavy burden weighed upon Lu Li’s heart. Being in the early stage of the Spirit Sea Realm, Di Ba was the strongest warrior of the tribe. Di Huo was the first son of Di Ba, and the big brother of Di Hu; the most talented in the young generation of the tribe. Di Huo had already reached the peak of Xuan Wu Realm and could make his breakthrough into the Shen Hai Realm at any time soon. Lu Li could not compete with any one of them right now.
“I shall mind it no more. After I am done with coffin carrying today, I will have 11,000 pounds of enormous strength, and then I can awaken my bloodline. Therefore, super families like the Liu Family will come and recruit me. If Di Ba will come back, so what?”
On thinking about this, Lu Li stopped frowning. He threw a glance at his own stone house and hurriedly ran towards the Cutting Blade Ridge in big strides.
It was a sunny that day and the sunrise crowned the sky with splendor, casting a red light on the Cutting Blade Ridge. Lady Yi was on the top of the Cutting Blade Ridge while mounting on a Silver Wolf. Her pretty face was like a painting, elegant and graceful. Lu Li was getting a bit dizzy from looking at her when he ascended the ridge.
Lady Yi nodded when she saw Lu Li and asked, “Did you consume all the Body Refinement Pellets? Did you gain strength?”
“Ha-ha,” Lu Li nodded with a grin. “Put your mind at ease, Lady Yi. I can carry five or six coffins today!”
Two old men next to him rolled their eyes because more than ten days ago, Lu Li could only carry a single coffin per day, and that too with great effort. In just a bit more than ten days time, he could carry five or six coffins a day now!
They were all warriors of the Xuan Wu Realm, but a kid who could not even cultivate Xuan Energy could actually surpass them.
Lady Yi showed a rare smile and thought for a bit then said, “Lu Li, as long as you can cultivate even a tiny amount Xuan Energy, I can consider recommending you to join our Liu Family!”
Lu Li became even more excited. Lu Ling said that he could cultivate Xuan Energy after his bloodline awakened. Therefore, he could easily join the Liu Family!
As long as he could do that, even Di Ba would necessarily lower his head and show Lu Li some respect when they ran into each other!