Just one look of Lu Li’s silver eyes sent chills in Zhao Rui’s heart. Zhao Rui felt like he had crashed into an ice cellar. He had shot that arrow to prevent Lu Li from executing Di Ba, but he had never expected that Lu Li would make a target out of him as well.
Looking into the silver pupils, Zhao Rui remembered the two Patriarchs killed by Lu Li at the Red Stone Mountain and another two warriors at the Spirit Sea Realm, including Uncle Ni, that died at the hands of Lu Li just now.
Zhao Rui was completely freaked out. Two warriors at the Spirit Sea Realm died on his side, and Di Ba was getting closer to his doom. Their defeat at the west gate now was carved on a stone. If he did not retreat now, he would lose his chance of fleeing as well.
The four Families were laying siege to the Liu Family. The south gate was where the true battle field lay!
Since Lord Yu was here, it was even impossible for the four Families to lose. On thinking of this, Zhao Rui immediately took to his heels. He enjoyed distinguished status and was about to become the son of the Overlord of the Wu Ling County. It was unnecessary for him to be stuck in the fight against Lu Li.
“Lu Li, capture Zhao Rui alive!”
All of a sudden, a delicate voice came from inside the room. It was Lu Ling. Without hesitating, Lu Li grabbed his broadsword and rushed towards the direction Zhao Rui fled to.
Killing the several warriors in his way, Lu Li gradually came to the realization of Lu Ling’s intention. With Zhao Rui at their hands, at least they would have an ace card. No matter how the situation evolved, the brother-sister pair could get out of the Wu Ling County easily.
Lu Ling had said to Lu Li a while ago to kill everyone except for Zhao Rui. So it seemed she had capturing Zhao Rui alive in mind in the first place.
“Stop him, stop him!”
Zhao Rui had just rushed to the gate of the Guest Clan. Seeing that Lu Li dashed out of the crowds sweeping everyone in front of him, Zhao Rui shouted instantly.
Many Zhao Family warriors risked their lives to stop Lu Li. Sadly, no one could stand even one hit from Lu Li. He managed to get out of the crowds with ease and chased Zhao Rui like a ferocious tiger. The distance between him and Zhao Rui was getting shorter and shorter.
On hearing the voice of Lu Ling, Di Ba looked toward Lu Li’s small yard suddenly. He saw a shadow behind the windows. Di Ba leaped forward, putting all the wounded warriors of the four families near him aside as he charged toward Lu Li’s small yard.
Liu Yi and the other Liu Family warriors were alarmed. However, Di Ba was faster. None could stop his onslaught anymore. Liu Yi had to run at the top of her speed. She tried to entangle his leg with her purple whip which looked like a poisonous snake.
Di Ba snorted. He kicked backwards and leaped forward right into Lu Li’s small yard. He shot himself into the room like a cannon. Di Ba pointed to Lu Ling who was standing calmly next to the window with his long saber and said, “Lu Li, you have killed my son. Fine, then I will tear your sister into pieces.”
“You sure you can do that?”
Lu Ling turned around as an incredibly beautiful smile came onto her face. She had taken her veil off. With the candle light shining upon her, she looked all the more breathtaking.
Looking at the smiling face, Di Ba thought something was not right but could not tell what it was. On the outside, Liu Yi had caught up with him. There was not much time left for him to think. Di Ba swung his long saber at Lu Ling forcefully.
Suddenly, a dagger emerged in Lu Ling’s hand. She did not attack Di Ba, but instead cut at a red rope on the window with a backhand move.
The red rope was severed. Di Ba felt something was amiss again. He suddenly looked up, only to see a pot placed there capsized. Many black powders sprinkled down.
There were so many powders. They drifted around. No matter what Di Ba did, he could not dodge all of them. Soon, many powders fell onto him.
The strangest thing happened—
A blazing fire started on Di Ba’s body. The fire was different from regular flames as it was blue, like will-o’-the-wisp.
It was like black oil covered Di Ba’s body which was on fire completely. At that critical moment, Di Ba had wiped the thought of killing Lu Ling out of his mind. He bumped against the wall and rushed outside through a hole.
It was pouring down outside. Di Ba believed that since he was on fire, the rain could put it out.
Di Ba was wrong. After he dashed out, the flames were not quenched. He was in so much pain that he rolled around on the ground and snarled. The fire was still burning. Di Ba’s head and his naked skin and flesh were all turned into coke. He was burned to death under everyone’s nose…
The battle outside abruptly stopped. All stared at Di Ba’s body with terror in their eyes, including Liu Yi and another Spirit Sea Realm warrior of the Liu Family that had arrived.
They watched Di Ba burning to death, rolling on the ground, howling. They looked at the flames on his body that could not be put out. In the depths of their souls, fear arose.
What was that fire?
How did Di Ba catch on fire? Why couldn’t the fire be put out?
Nobody could tell. All looked to Lu Li’s house and to Lu Ling who came out to the door on her walking stick. Seeing her amazingly pretty face, everyone thought they had seen evil spirit.
The brother was full of evil and freaky characters. It was even more so for the sister who was lame and so vulnerable that she even couldn’t kill a chicken. The sister-brother pair was not normal people.
“Who else wants to kill me, just come in.”
Lu Ling said gently, then turned around and went back to her room, leaving the door open. But who dared to go in? Candle light was flickering in that room, the room that was the most horrific place in the world. Nobody dared to give it a second look.
The only two warriors at the Spirit Sea Realm of the four families left looked at each other. Without any hesitation, the two started retreating. If the only two warriors of the Spirit Sea Realm did not retreat, all of them would die here.
“Patriarch Sixteen, Patriarch Ning, go ahead and bring all our warriors to chase them up. At the same time, send someone to guard the west gate. If it cannot be done, then retreat to the backyard.”
Liu Yi ordered the two Patriarchs of the Liu Family, but she stayed put. She stood outside Lu Li’s house to guard.
Lu Li had gone to hunt Zhao Rui down. Even though Lu Ling’s means looked terrible, but Liu Yi still could not put her mind at ease. She decided to protect Lu Li’s sister for him.
“Lady Yi, I don’t need your protection. Go ahead and tend to your business.”
Lu Ling walked out the room and said with a smile at the door. Liu Yi was wearing a purple soft armor and her hair was soaking wet from the rain. She wiped her face and replied, “It’s ok. My duty is to guard the west gate. My mission has been accomplished.”
Lu Ling said no more, nor did she invite Liu Yi in to take shelter from the rain. Lu Ling just stood at the door and looked to the south, unclear what was on her mind.
It was the same for Liu Yi; she also looked to the south. Hearing the sound of explosions, roars, and miserable cries, her expressions changed again and again. She was mentally disturbed.
Maybe it was because she was in so much fear that Liu Yi wanted to find someone to talk to. She asked in a trembling voice, “Miss Lu, do you think we stand a chance to win?”
Lu Ling did not look at Liu Yi. The former thought about it and answered lightly, “If Lord Yu and his minions did not set out to fight, and your grandpa could wake up or if you could get powerful reinforcement, then you the Liu Family could win. But… it is highly unlikely. If you don’t want to run away, you might just as well be ready for suicide in case someone tarnishes you.”
Liu Yi just tossed out a random question. She did not expect such a serious answer from Lu Ling who clearly had a very good understanding of the situation.
Liu Yi turned around, looked at Lu Ling, and said, “Why don’t you run away? You want to perish together with us?”
“I will. The timing isn’t right yet!”
Lu Ling responded in a soft voice and then looked again to the south, “When my brother captured Zhao Rui alive, we will hit the road. We have paid back what we owe to the Liu Family. So… sorry!”
Liu Yi nodded without feeling uneasy. Lu Li was just a Guest Warrior. He had done more than enough today. What more could she ask for? Besides, even if Lu Li were to stay, he could not change the whole picture.
Liu Yi asked her last question after some thought, “Do you think Lord Yu will make his move?”
Lu Ling said with certainty, “But, one of his men will.”