Chapter 488 Troublemaker
Li Yundong took two steps forward and held Zhou Qin in his arms. He mobilized his Zhenqi and swept it through her body. Suddenly, he was shocked. “The vital qi in her body is in a mess, and the bones of her elbows, knees and fists have been broken to pieces!”
Li Yundong took a deep breath, squinted, and shot Liu Yuqing a bad look. He saw Liu Yuqing standing on the spot in a daze. Since he had admitted defeat, he had lost his energy. He stood rooted to the spot like a zombie and had not moved at all. He seems extremely regretful and thought to himself, "Why didn't I persist a little longer?"
Li Yundong knew that Liu Yuqing's Tao heart had been broken. From now on, his cultivation was over. So the anger in Li Yundong's heart had dissipated a lot. He sighed slightly and gently wiped the blood from Zhou Qin's face with one hand. "Do you feel pain?"
Zhou Qin forced a smile. The tearing pain made her unable to speak for a while. At this time, the Qi in her body was still very vigorous and powerful, but the physical injury she had sustained was too serious. In particular, the fierce collision just now had seriously injured her flesh and bones.
Seeing this, Zi Yuan hurriedly came forward and stretched out her hand to take Zhou Qin's wrist. When she felt Zhou Qin's Qi, the nervous look on her face suddenly relaxed a lot. She took a breath and whispered. "Fortunately, her life is not in danger, but the bones have been broken in many places." After that, Zi Yuan asked Zhou Qin in a low voice. "How do you feel?"
Zhou Qin's lips trembled, and she said with a forced smile. "It's okay. I'm just a little dizzy."
Li Yundong smiled and said, "You are such a fool. It would be weird if you didn't feel dizzy after you hit him with your head like this!" He turned back and said to Su Chan, who was looking at Zhou Qin with concern, "Chan'er, take Zhou Qin to see a doctor, okay?"
Before Su Chan could speak, she saw Zhou Qin struggling to stand up and she rushed to say loudly, "No!"
She shouted, immediately affecting the injury, and the pain made her almost faint.
Li Yundong quickly pressed Zhou Qin's shoulder and said, "Don't move, you have been hurt like this, what else do you want to do now?"
Zhou Qin grabbed Li Yundong's clothes tightly with one hand and begged with a pleading face, "Master, don’t let me go, I’m fine, let me watch from one side, okay?"
Li Yundong glanced at Zi Yuan with a wry smile, wanting to ask her for advice.
Zi Yuan knew that Zhou Qin was stubborn. She sighed softly and nodded slightly. "It's okay. Let her stay here. Her internal organs have not been injured, and her meridians are not damaged. As long as she doesn't exercise violently, it won't matter."
Li Yundong sighed, helplessly assisted Zhou Qin to the side table, asked Su Chan to hug her gently, and then said, "Well, I can't stop you. You can just watch from here."
Zhou Qin showed happiness on her face, stopped talking, and looked at Li Yundong quietly. Sitting like a herbaceous peony, she was quiet and beautiful. It was impossible for others to relate her to the fierce and desperate madman just now.
When the crowd saw Li Yundong, Zhou Qin, and the others talking as if no one else was around, they were all shocked by Zhou Qin's bravery and toughness. For a while, they did not say anything provocative. Even Wan Zhenyuan looked at Zhou Qin in shock and thought to himself, "Li Yundong has a disciple like this. This is really with his energy rejuvenated! Zhou Qin will surely become a great master one day! Why can't I have such a disciple? D*mn it!"
Thinking of this, Wan Zhenyuan made an obeisance by cupping his hand to Li Yundong and said, "Zhenren Li, your Fox Zen School has won three rounds in a row. Would you like to continue?"
Li Yundong smiled slightly. "Of course. Which fellow Taoist wants to challenge me?"
The cultivators of all sects looked at each other for a while. They were still immersed in the intense shock and impact brought on by Zhou Qin and could not come to their senses. Moreover, Li Yundong had already taken a break. He was full of breath and energy. If anyone challenged him again at this time, wouldn't it be for others to take advantage of?
The cultivators of all sects turned to look at the people who were known as the strongest in the field. They also looked at the people who had grudges against Li Yundong. At this time, Zhang Tianhe of the Zhengyi School looked down at the ground as if there was a flower growing there. Wang Lingfei looked down at his slender and delicate hands as if he was appreciating a peerless treasure. Yue Sheng of the Quanzhen Dragon Sect closed his eyes as if he had fallen asleep. Zhang Cunyi, who had said that he wanted to take first place at the beginning, was drinking tea slowly, as if on vacation!
For a time, everyone cursed in their hearts. "D*mn it, at first they were so arrogant that their noses were turned up to the sky, but now they are horrified?"
Zhang Tianhe, Wang Lingfei, Yue Sheng, and Zhang Cunyi seemed to know what everyone was thinking. They invariably glanced at each other, and then reconciled themselves to their own things, looking at the floor and drinking tea.
Wan Zhenyuan chuckled when he saw that there was going to be complete silence. He said, "Congratulations, Zhenren Li. You've raised a good disciple, but unfortunately, there's only one of them. If another disciple like that were to exist, I'm afraid that the Taoist assembly would no longer be held. I'll just hand the award to you, haha!"
Wan Zhenyuan spoke in a heroic tone, and his words flattered Li Yundong. However, Zhou Qin and the other sophisticated people knew that Wan Zhenyuan's words were not said with good intentions. His subtext was to tell everyone that Li Yundong only had one disciple who was strong. Now that she was out of action, she could no longer fight! As long as everyone continued to fight, Li Yundong would not be able to withstand it, even if he was an iron-forged Vajra or a bronze-forged Arhat!
Zhou Qin took a deep look at Wan Zhenyuan and thought to herself, "Master Wan has been secretly provoking people with his words. What is he trying to do? Is he trying to balance things, or is he just targeting my master? If he's trying to balance things, then he must be trying to weaken the strength of the cultivators from the various sects with the help of the immortal pen. If he's just targeting my master, then..."
Zhou Qin suddenly had a lot of thoughts in her mind, and she even forgot the pain in her body.
She could understand this problem, and most of the cultivators present were not stupid. They could more or less understand it as well. When Wan Zhenyuan said this, the entire place stayed silent. Everyone was just doing their own things, but none of them stepped forward.
Wan Zhenyuan sighed when he saw this. He cupped his hand and said to Li Yundong, "Zhenren Li, I concede! Since Zhenren Luo Gongyuan and Zhenren Ye Fashan established the Taoist assembly during the Tianbao years of the Tang Dynasty, there has never been a young cultivator like you winning the title of a best cultivator in the world! Today you have set a record!"
After that, he waved his hand to a subordinate and shouted, "Give me the immortal pen!"
When the people who were hiding heard this, they immediately pricked up their ears. "What? Does this mean Li Yundong wins?"
Dang Qiang, who had been joking around, shouted in surprise, "Is the Taoist assembly over? It can't be like this! Last time, it took three days and three nights to decide the winner!"
Wan Zhenyuan made an obeisance by cupping his hands to Li Yundong and said with a broad smile to everyone. "Zhenren Li's Shentong is amazing, and his fighting skills are amazing. Moreover, he has a good disciple. No one was willing to come forward to fight with him, so he naturally won! Hehe, Zhenren Li is truly a young hero. I admire you. It seems that from now on, you will be No. 1 amongst the young cultivators in this world!"
When the crowd heard this, their hearts suddenly surged. "But if the Taoist assembly ends in this way, that is, if we let Li Yundong easily take away the immortal pen, it will be absolutely impossible!"
Zhang Tianhe, Wang Lingfei, Yue Sheng, and Zhang Cunyi, who had originally not been involved in the matter, suddenly opened their eyes wide. As if they had reached a tacit understanding, they stood up, unanimously shouting, "I want to challenge him!"
Everyone was shocked, and then they were all excited.
"Well, either they won't fight, or they'll fight together! Well, these four people are the best amongst the younger generation in the cultivation world. If they fight, they should be able to defeat Li Yundong."
Zhengyi School was aiming to re-establish its dominance in the cultivation world, so they were unhappy to see a strong cultivator leading an enemy sect to win the first prize in the Taoist assembly. The other sects were even more unwilling to see a sect with a bad reputation rise suddenly because it indirectly affected their interests.
"Why can Fox Zen School be so glorious? Why should they surpass us?"
No one would think of themselves as inferior to others, especially cultivators!
These four people stood up and spoke at the same time. They were also stunned and looked at each other, then snorted and turned their faces away, looking down upon each other in their hearts.
When Wan Zhenyuan saw that he had finally provoked these four people, he was overjoyed. With a smile on his face, he said to them, "Good, you're indeed the descendant of the League of Strong Families. You have guts! I just don't know who's going to take part in the competition first."
Zhang Tianhe and the other three all looked at each other. There was a hint of wariness in their eyes, so they all kept silent.
Wan Zhenyuan had an idea and said, "How about we decide through a lottery?"
The crowd was delighted to hear this. They all smiled. "That's a good idea, Master Wan. We'll do what you said!"
These cultivators didn’t want to fight anyway, so they joined in the clamor. They caused Zhang Tianhe and the others to be unable to get out of the arena and froze on the spot.
As a Sichuan native, Zhang Cunyi always thought of himself as being the best in the whole world. He was the first to say loudly, "Okay, Master Wan, let's do it!"
As soon as he spoke, the other three people had to follow him.
Wan Zhenyuan was overjoyed and immediately ordered some men to bring paper. After he had finished writing, he then ordered a man to bring an airtight large jar and toss the paper inside. "Please, the four of you, don't use any Shentong magic, otherwise you will be considered to be cheating and get disqualified!"
Zhang Tianhe was mild-mannered. He smiled slightly, not speaking. He reached out and took a piece of paper from the jar first. He opened it up and saw that there was not a single word on it.
Wan Zhenyuan smiled. "Congratulations, Zhenren Zhang!"
Zhang Tianhe took a piece of blank paper. He breathed a sigh of relief in his heart, but as soon as he took a breath, he became vigilant. "Why didn't I draw the note that said I had to fight first, and it made me feel relaxed? Am I really afraid of Li Yundong?"
Zhang Tianhe looked serious for a moment, and said loudly in his heart, "No, that's impossible. I'm better than him. I'm much better than him!"
Then it was Zhang Cunyi from the Qingcheng Sect who came to pick up the note. He curiously glanced at Zhang Tianhe, who was standing to one side. Without thinking too much, he reached out and also touched a piece of blank paper.
Everyone saw that both of them had touched a piece of blank paper, so the next person to fight would either be Yue Sheng or Wang Lingfei.
Wang Lingfei narrowed his eyes slightly and said to Yue Sheng, "Zhenren Yue, you go first please."
Yue Sheng snorted and said, "It’s a fifty-fifty chance. What's there to be afraid of?" After that, he no longer touched the note and said loudly, "I'll do it this time!"
Everyone immediately cheered, "Good job, Zhenren Yue!"
Li Yundong smiled and made an obeisance by cupping his hands to Yue Sheng. "Zhenren Yue, we're going to fight again. On what basis will we compete?"
Yue Sheng walked to the field unhurriedly, cupping his hand. "Zhenren Li, I admire you for your powerful magic and powerful magical weapon. I admit that I'm not as good as you. Therefore, I want to compete with you to see whose Yang Spirit is more powerful. What do you think?"
Li Yundong laughed. "As you wish!"
Everyone was overjoyed when they heard that, and they thought to themselves,"They knew that only a battle between Yang Spirit would consume the most Zhenqi. After the battle, most of the Zhenqi of a cultivator will be used up, and only a little Zhenqi should be left. If Li Yundong agreed to fight Yue Sheng, wouldn't he have been killed? Even if he won, he would definitely suffer a great loss in the next battle. Then, if I fight later, won't I be able to take advantage?"
Everyone thought of their dirty tricks. The cabin of the ship was in disarray up after Zhou Qin and Liu Yuqing's fight. Wan Zhenyuan laughed. "Let me get someone to clean up the place, then the two of you can fight. What do you think?"
As soon as he finished his words, a disciple of Gezao Sect suddenly ran in hurriedly and whispered something to him.
Wan Zhenyuan's expression changed when he heard this. He bellowed, "How could this happen? Who are they?"