Chapter 827: A Hazy Relationship
The absolute killing formation had completed its fourth form. All ten thousand dragons revived, now Class 8 Magical Beasts. Each dragon was over three-hundred meters long and radiated with a great aura. Even the surrounding atmosphere seemed to thicken.
Everything looked extremely realistic even though it was all just created from a formation. The vast aura from the ten thousand dragons pressed against the Heavenly Enchantress to the point where she struggled to breathe, as if she was dying from asphyxiation.
Another dragon roar resounded and several dozen dragons charged at the Heavenly Enchantress simultaneously. Their great auras were like a huge mountain, brutally pressing against the Heavenly Enchantress’ soft body.
The Heavenly Enchantress was pale; she had already given up on all resistance. When she broke through the third form of the formation, she had already lost a great amount of vitality. She was so weak that she would not even have the power to face the third form again right now, much less the fourth.
Several dozen huge Class 8 dragons aggressively charged at the Heavenly Enchantress, wanting to break her into pieces.
The distance between them decreased rapidly.
The Heavenly Enchantress slowly closed her eyes. Her heart was filled with an unwillingness to give in, but she had no power to resist the fourth form.
A white light suddenly flashed in the hazy space just as the several dozen dragons were a hundred meters from her. A three meter long, winged white tiger suddenly appeared in the formation space. On its back rode a handsome young man who seemed to be in his twenties.
Jian Chen directly charged into the space of the formation on the white tiger. As soon as he entered, the scene before him changed drastically; he saw the might of the absolute killing formation clearly. He appeared right beside the Heavenly Enchantress, so everything he saw was exactly what the Heavenly Enchantress was experiencing. A few dragons had already flown over, swinging their huge dragon claws filled with energy capable of shattering the void at him. The claws were already less than ten meters from their heads.
Time was tight; Jian Chen did not have the time to say anything. He directly grabbed the Heavenly Enchantress and placed her onto the tiger’s back. He bellowed hurriedly, “Xiao Bai, let’s go!”
The white tiger growled and all of its hairs suddenly stood up. It clearly had also felt the great danger rapidly drawing closer. It did not hesitate at all, unfurling the wings on its back suddenly and turning into a streak of white light, leaping forward with lightning speed. They disappeared instantly, leaving the space of the absolute killing formation.
Jian Chen carried the Heavenly Enchantress in his arms on the tiger’s back. He relaxed slightly as soon as he saw the surroundings return to normal. He knew they had already escaped from the powerful formation.
Jian Chen sucked in a deep breath, slowly calming himself. But just as he sucked in that breath, he smelt a vague fragrance. His heart, which had calmed down with great difficulty, immediately shuddered. His attention, which had been focused on the experience in the formation from before, was directed toward the Heavenly Enchantress.
Currently, the Heavenly Enchantress had collapsed on Jian Chen’s body powerlessly. Her slightly warm body pressed closely to Jian Chen’s somewhat narrow chest, her face pale and her eyes dull. She was extremely weak. Breaking the third form of the formation before had cost her dearly, to the point where she did not even have the power to move. The Zither of the Demonic Cry she always carried had disappeared too, returning inside her body.
Feeling the Heavenly Enchantress’s soft body and the fragrance, Jian Chen’s mind began to toss and turn once again. The Heavenly Enchantress had always been a dignified, saintly and inviolable woman to Jian Chen. Never had he thought they would be so physically close.
After spending a while stunned, he immediately asked, “Senior, are you fine?”
The Heavenly Enchantress turned her head slightly to look at the Jian Chen. A red flush immediately appeared on her concealed face when she realised that she had collapsed in Jian Chen’s bosom. However, she recovered very quickly, immediately sitting up with some difficulty and moving away from Jian Chen’s chest. She said, “I never thought you’d still be alive.” The Heavenly Enchantress’s voice carried a sliver of surprise but it was extremely indifferent.
Jian Chen quickly calmed himself down and smiled. “Fortunately, junior found a way to deal with the living corpses. Otherwise, it would perhaps be impossible for me to see senior again.
The Heavenly Enchantress rocked side to side in the wild wind as the white tiger ran. She did not ask how Jian Chen had dealt with the Saint Ruler corpses but instead stared at the white tiger beneath her in astonishment. She said, “What’s up with this magical beast? It seems that it saved me from the formation before. It’s actually able to escape, even after falling into an absolute killing formation. Unbelievable.”
“Xiao Bai’s not your everyday magical beast. He can move around as he wishes in the Fantasy Star Ocean. Those formations are unable to trap Xiao Bai.” Jian Chen explained.
A sliver of surprise immediately appeared in the Heavenly Enchantress’ eyes. She asked, “How’s that possible? The Fantasy Star Ocean is the land where the Dragon clan lived. There’s the presence of dragon aura so even beasts of antiquity would feel suppressed here. How’s he unaffected? And why aren’t the formations able to trap him?”
“Perhaps because Xiao Bai is different,” Jian Chen said ambiguously. He did not provide her with a more detailed explanation.
A beast-like roar suddenly appeared from behind just as the Heavenly Enchantress wanted to continue her questions.
The Heavenly Enchantress subconsciously looked back. Her eyes narrowed abruptly when she saw the scene behind. There were at least a hundred Saint Ruler corpses currently chasing them, unwilling to let them go.
The Heavenly Enchantress became grim once again. She said softly, “My vitality is greatly expanded. I don’t have the power to continue to battle. You’re the only one who can deal with them.”
“Don’t worry, Xiao Bai will handle it.” Jian Chen guaranteed seriously. Afterward, he patted the white tiger’s back and said, “Xiao Bai, stop playing around. Hurry up and deal with the trouble behind us. You’ve basically attracted all the living corpses in the general region.”
The white tiger immediately growled, as if it was responding to Jian Chen.
Afterward, the white tiger passed through powerful formation after powerful formation with the Saint Ruler corpses. It finally finished off all the Saint Ruler corpses pursuing them after doing this over and over again for two whole hours.
Along the way, the Heavenly Enchantress also finally witnessed the terrifying part of Xiao Bai. It really was as Jian Chen had said; no formations in the Fantasy Star Ocean able to trap it. It could pass through them as it wished.
Jian Chen did not hurry into the depths of the Fantasy Star Ocean after they dealt with all the corpses, and instead collected as many heavenly resources as he could.
It must be mentioned that there really were many heavenly resources in the Fantasy Star Ocean. Ten-thousand-year heavenly resources were basically everywhere. There were even hundred-thousand-year heavenly resources. With the white tiger’s sense of smell, no heavenly resource, no matter how well hidden, could avoid the fate of being picked by Jian Chen.
The two of them worked like this for an entire day, virtually picking all the heavenly resources present in the general region. The day’s harvest was extremely rich; not only did he pick hundreds of different ten-thousand-year heavenly resources, he even obtained a dozen or so hundred-thousand-year heavenly resources.
If all these heavenly resources were consumed by the white tiger, its strength would leap up by a great portion.
Only after busying themselves for an entire day did the human-beast duo stop. The Heavenly Enchantress essentially spent the entire time cross-legged on the white tiger’s back, recuperating. She was the person most at leisure.
At dusk, Jian Chen found another cave to settle down in. Now that almost all the living corpses in the region were trapped by formations, Jian Chen did not need to worry about the same incident as last night occurring again, especially with the white tiger’s help. As a result, he settled down boldly and without any worry.
The pitch-black cave only had a single luminous pearl as a light source. The weakened Heavenly Enchantress sat in a slightly dark corner, currently recovering silently with her eyes closed.
“I have some Radiant Spirit Pills here. It should have an effect on your injuries.” The Heavenly Enchantress heard a warm voice. Jian Chen currently squatted beside her with a jade bottle in his hand. He could not help but think of the scene where he carried the Heavenly Enchantress as they fled from the formation earlier in the day right now. Complicated emotions arose in the depths of his eyes.
The Heavenly Enchantress slowly opened her eyes. She looked at the jade bottle in Jian Chen’s hand calmly and gently shook her head. “I’m not injured. I’ve just expended too much of my vitality. I need heavenly resources to recuperate.”
Jian Chen pulled out five ten-thousand-year heavenly resources from his Space Ring without the slightest hesitation and passed them to the Heavenly Enchantress. He said, “I don’t know if this is enough. If it’s not enough, I still have hundred-thousand-year heavenly resources.”
A surprised light flashed in the Heavenly Enchantress’ eyes. She looked at Jian Chen with mixed emotions, before extending her soft, white hand to receive Jian Chen’s heavenly resources. She replied softly, “Thank you.”
“Mmrrrrrrrrrrrrr…” Seeing Jian Chen give away its fine food, the white tiger produced an uneven sound as it laid on the ground. Its small, bright eyes were filled with the emotion of being wronged.
Jian Chen turned to the white tiger and comforted, “Xiao Bai, there’s plenty of heavenly resources outside. As soon as the sun rises tomorrow, we’ll continue our search for them.”
Hearing that, the white tiger forgave Jian Chen for giving away its heavenly resources.
Jian Chen did not choose to advance into the depths of the Fantasy Star Ocean for the next few days as the Heavenly Enchantress was still recovering. Instead, he carved out a new cave as a temporary dwelling and stayed there, waiting for the Heavenly Enchantress to recuperate.
The wait lasted for half a month. During that time, the Heavenly Enchantress completely recovered any lost vitality with the help of the ten-thousand-year heavenly resources, returning her strength to its peak. Afterward, she left the cave with Jian Chen.
Outside the cave, the white tiger had become three-meter-long once again. Jian Chen sat down on the white tiger’s back without holding back at all, before turning to look at the veiled Heavenly Enchantress. He said, “Senior, you should get on. We travel much faster on Xiao Bai’s back and we can avoid any of those formations during this time.”
The Heavenly Enchantress stood outside the cave and after a while of deliberation, she accepted Jian Chen’s suggestion. She sat down on the white tiger’s back without a single word but she always maintained a certain distance from Jian Chen.