All was quiet in the valley.
All the warriors in the valley were looking up in the sky at the crack that was gradually closing, and the huge white bony hand that was being pulled back into the crack.
It was Demon King Bo Xun! One of the two supremacies in the four Demon Areas!
Seeing Demon Master Mojito being trapped, he used his power to tear apart the space and brought Mojito’s soul back to the Demon Area.
If it was not the huge white bony hand of Bo Xun, Mojito’s soul would have hardly survived the power of the Soul Gathering Pearl. Even his soul was in the Spirit Realm, it could not get rid of the constraints of the Soul Gathering Pool, and would be among the hundreds of thousands of souls absorbed by the Pearl.
The appearance of Bo Xun’s huge white bony hand had shocked all of the warriors in the valley. Under the pressure of the hand’s horribly destructive power, even Mo Duanhun felt somewhat helpless.
Fortunately, Bo Xun’s aim was merely to bring Mojito’s soul back. If he was really determined to deal with the warriors in the valley, then all the people in the valley would probably die except for Mo Duanhun, who might be able to use the Image of Universal Nature to escape.
Shi Yan was looking up at the sunglow; his face looked extremely serious.
This was the second time that he had seen the Demon King taking action. The first time was on his way to the Endless Sea, when Skeletal Avatar suddenly appeared and grabbed Xiao Hanyi into the Fourth Demon Area. This time, Bo Xun’s Skeletal Avatar reappeared and saved Mojito.
The extraordinary power of Bo Xun truly frightened Shi Yan. The huge pressure on people’s souls made them feel like they were fighting against an invincible God. No wonder people would easily give up fighting.
If it were not his extraordinarily tough mind, he would be kneeling down at Bo Xun’s terrifying power.
Mo Duanhun, too, was watching the crack in the sky closing with a serious look.
He waited until the last trace of Demon air had disappeared on the Clouds Island and then flew down from the sky, standing beside Shi Yan.
“Master Yan,” Mo Duanhun bowed slightly, “I was ordered by the family master to come here and take you to the Immortal Island.”
Shi Yan frowned, “You knew I’m still alive?”
“My family master used three drops of Immortal Blood and knew that you had not been possessed by the Ice Cold Flame, and that you will be here on the Clouds Island by now. Then, we agreed to reconcile with the Gu Family, and chose to come here since that we knew you would be here too.” Mo Duanhun nodded.
“I see.” Shi Yan was rather surprised. He was surprised by the Master of the Yang Family, King Yang Qing’s methods. He merely used three drops of Immortal Blood and knew whether Shi Yan was dead or alive. This was almost as powerful as God.
It was said that King Yang Qing had entered the Spirit Realm after he had finished cultivating his vital energy, and that his power had been enhanced substantially. It seemed that the rumors were true now.
“Do we need to deal with Gu Lie and his son first?” Shi Yan was about to say something else until he saw Gu Lie in the cave beside them.
Mo Duanhun expressionlessly nodded, and then asked for Shi Yan’s opinion, “How would you want to deal with them?”
Gu Lie and Gu Jiange looked pale after seeing Mojito’s soul being constrained by Shi Yan’s Soul Gathering Pearl.
Now, their faces were even more paler. Hearing the conversation between Shi Yan and Mo Duanhun, they looked at each other, and hopelessness filled their eyes.
“How would you deal with people who had colluded with Demon Dwellers?” Shi Yan thought for a few seconds and sneered, “These two used the secret methods of that faction to kill thousands of common people, used their souls to build the bridge for Demon Dwellers, and then guided Demon Master Mojito here. Having committed this kind of crime, do they deserve to be killed?”
“They do.” Mo Duanhun nodded, “I’ll kill Gu Lie first and keep Gu Jiange alive so that we can take him back to the Gu Family. Then, we can use Gu Jiange’s memory to prove what had happened in this valley. At that time, the Gu Family will have to admit what they had done.”
“Okay, do as you wish.” Shi Yan smiled.
Mo Duanhun said no more.
Mo Duanhun was originally standing beside Shi Yan, but now, his figure became gradually fuzzy as he was disappearing under Shi Yan’s eyes.
Meanwhile, a shrill cry was heard from the valley beside Shi Yan.
Soon after the cry, Gu Jiange’s scream could also be heard, “Father!”
Shi Yan was surprised, and found that Mo Duanhun’s figure had completely disappeared.
Looking over to the cave, Shi Yan found that Gu Lie had already died. Blood continued to pour out of his eyes, ears and mouth. Mo Duanhun’s figure suddenly appeared at the entrance of the valley. Then, he stretched out his hand and pressed against Gu Jiange’s head.
Flashes of green light came out from Mo Duanhun’s palm and went into Gu Jiange’s head.
Gu Jiange’s eyes gradually went dim as he screamed painfully. At last, he stopped screaming, and just stood there stiffly.
Grabbing Gu Jiange with one hand, Mo Duanhun flew back to Shi Yan’s side, and threw him to a Shura Guard as he ordered, “Take him.”
Everything happened so fast that Shi Yan did not see how Mo Duanhun did it exactly. In an instant, Gu Lie was killed, and Gu Jiange was under Mo Duanhun’s control after a few cries. Now, Gu Jiange became delirious since his soul had been imprisoned.
The Sixth-level Demon Beast of the Evil Wonderland, the Wind Thunder Lion, suddenly descended from the sky, and stood beside Shi Yan and Mo Duanhun.
“Sister Xinyan’s soul had been severely injured.” He Qingman who was coming down the Wind Thunder Lion, said anxiously, “She had been unconscious since then. What should we do?”
Shi Yan went towards the Wind Thunder Lion immediately.
The Wind Thunder Lion howled, opening its fierce-looking mouth and staring angrily at Shi Yan, not allowing him to come close.
“Easy.” He Qingman slightly kicked the Wind Thunder Lion on one of its wings.
The Wind Thunder Lion immediately became obedient. It just stared at Shi Yan without any movement; it seemed to be very afraid of He Qingman.
Shi Yan came to the Wind Thunder Lion and saw Xia Xinyan whom he had not seen for three years. She was as beautiful as three years ago, but her face was pale now, and there was traces of blood on her lips. Her eyes were closed covered by her long eyelashes.
“Sister Xinyan knew that you were in the Pool and that Gu Lie was about to go into the Pool to find you. Thus, she immediately used her Reincarnation Martial Spirit, trying to stop Gu Lie. But at that time, Demon Master Mojito suddenly interfered and used soul attack to injure her soul…”
He Qingman was very worried, lamenting, “soul injuries are much harder to heal than physical injuries. And Demon Master Mojito is in the Spirit Realm; his soul attacks are terribly powerful. I’m afraid sister Xinyan will never recover from this injury.”
He Qingman and Xia Xinyan were very close. Else, she would not come here together with Xia Xinyan despite knowing that there was danger here.
After Xia Xinyan was severely injured, He Qingman had taken out all kinds of healing pills she had on her, to feed Xia Xinyan. However, Xia Xinyan stayed unconscious and her soul was extremely weak.
He Qingman tried to communicate with Xia Xinyan via her mind, but found that Xia Xinyan’s soul has dispersed, Without a concentrated soul, Xia could not receive the mind message she sent.
After realizing this, He Qingman became more worried from not knowing what to do.
After examining Xia Xinyan in detail, Shi Yan’s face looked serious. Xia Xinyan’s soul has indeed been dispersed, and it could be called a human vegetable state in his world; she might never be able to wake up.
“Lord Mo, come have a look.” Shi Yan suddenly looked up at Mo Duanhun and said, “I don’t want anything bad happen to her.”
Mo Duanhun nodded softly, walked slowly to Xia Xinyan, and stretched out one finger to touch the back side of Xia Xinyan’s head.
Some power of the soul was generating from Mo Duanhun’s finger and was being transmitted into Xia Xinyan’s mind.
Mo Duanhun’s face became grave.
Shi Yan’s heart tightened and his face changed color.
Telling from Mo Duanhun’s expression, Shi Yan knew that Xia Xinyan’s injury must be more severe than they had thought.
And it was true.
Before long, Mo Duanhun pulled back his finger and said seriously, “She’s badly injured and it is very difficult to concentrate her mind. Taking a blow from Mojito, even the souls of warriors in the Nirvana Realm would be destroyed in an instant, let alone the soul of a warrior in the Earth Realm. The reason why her soul was not destroyed was because of her Reincarnation Martial Spirit. If it were not the Reincarnation Martial Spirit, she would have been dead by now.”
“Lord Mo, what are you talking about?” He Qingman asked anxiously.
“Little Xia’s Reincarnation Martial Spirit gathered her souls of her previous lives at the crucial moment, and helped her withstand Mojito’s soul attack. The memory and consciousness of her previous lives and her memory and consciousness of this life were disorganized by Mojito’s attack. Therefore, right now, she has not only the memory of this life, but those of her previous lives, and many lives at that! The memories were too disorganized and too large in number, causing her soul to break down. In this case, she is very unlikely to recover unless we sort her memories out.”
Shi Yan’s face changed a little, “Then, what can we do?”
“Nothing.” Mo Duanhun waved his head helplessly after a few second, “The injury in soul cannot be healed by pills. She can come around only if she could sort out those messy memories and consciousness by herself. And this process might take one year, one hundred years, or forever.”
“What!” He Qingman screamed, “You mean sister Xinyan might never wake up? How can this be?”
“Is there nothing we can do to help? Really?” Shi Yan gritted his teeth.
“There is no way I know of.” Mo Duanhun lamented.
Hopelessness filled He Qingman’s eyes. Then, she stared at Shi Yan and blamed, “You! It’s because of you! If it were not for you, sister Xinyan would not be like this!”
Shi Yan did not know how to respond.
At this moment, the Blood Vein Ring began to shine.
Shi Yan, who was blaming himself, let his mind enter the Blood Vein Ring and asked impatiently, “What are you crying for?”
“It’s only an injury to her soul!” The consciousness of the Ice Cold Flame scorned, “How stupid you are! You have the Soul Gathering Pool in your hand. Once it is refined, the pure soul power in it will be the panacea for healing souls. As long as that woman is alive, the soul power of the Pearl is able to heal her and make her as lively as before.”
Shi Yan eyes started shining as happiness resurfaced onto his face.