Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 137 Du Xing's Invitation
Chu Yang continued to go around challenging and bothering others. His actions and put the entire Iron Cloud Citadel in a perpetual state of chaos.
If anyone were to pay close attention to the situation, they would have noticed that the Dark Night Challenger’s opponents were gradually rising in rank. He continued to challenge third-grade martial artists, fourth-grade etc…
However, if one observed even closer, they would have noticed that he challenged the best ones in each category… How had the Dark Night Challenger manage to attain such accurate information?
In the beginning, he challenged those who had been at the third grade for half a year. He then proceeded to challenge those who had been at the third grade for two years and after that, those who had been stuck at the grade for three years.
How precise… anyone who was intelligent enough to deduce this would sigh in submission.
However, what they did not know was that Chu Yang was actually from Bu Tian Pavilion. If he did not have every single detail of these people’s backgrounds, that would have been considered strange instead.
At this time, Chu Yang was puzzled. Gu Du Xing had mentioned that he went out in search of people and somehow he managed to disappear completely. There were times that Chu Yang thought: Did you go all the way to the Upper Three Heavens? If not, why haven’t I heard even the slightest bit of news from you?
However, Chu Yang did not know that young master Gu Du Xing had one strict principle: Quality over quantity. He only wanted to choose the best.
Sword aura filled the air.
Gu Du Xing slowly pulled out the Black Dragon Sword. The blade was smooth as water and shone brightly in the sun. The sword reflected the rays of the sun as if showing his burning passion.
Fanatic, but alert! His sword was cold as ice. His eyes radiated with blood-thirsty fanaticism.
The fanaticism was directed at his sword, not his opponent.
“I shall ask once more, are you going to follow me?” With his head down, Gu Du Xing stared at his sword intently as he asked gently.
His hair flew in the wind; while his words were gentle they were very decisive.
“Will you actually kill me if I refuse to follow you?” Opposite Gu Di Xing was a young man dressed in blue who looked at him suspiciously. “Gu Du Xing, this isn’t like you at all! What surprises me the most is that you are trying to recruit me for someone else and not for your own team. Are you still sane? Have you thrown away our many years of friendship?”
“It’s because we’re friends that I am giving you this opportunity!” Gu Du Xing coldly said, “Ji Mo, you and I are friends yet, we have never said this outright. This is me showing you my sincerity with my actions. If you choose to refuse, let it be known that it is your intention to become my enemy.”
“To refuse means to become foes…” The young man smiled, “Gu Du Xing, our spars were famous throughout Cang Lang. Have you forgotten all about it? Now you even turned against me because of someone else whom you have met for just a couple of days? Moreover, you are trying to ask me to submit to him without any clear reason!”
He shook his head, “I really don’t understand; have you gone crazy?”
“Ji Mo, stop spouting nonsense. Both of us were famous and we fought one another without either one being able to emerge victorious.” Gu Du Xing said, “I am aware that his fact still bothers you. At the Ji clan, you have no position. Moreover, as long as your eldest brother is there, you will never be able to rise to the top. However, the opportunity to do so is being presented to you right at this very moment!”
“You want me to be a subordinate of someone in Lower Three Heavens and take orders from someone else?” Ji Mo sneered at Gu Du Xing, “Gu Du, are you dreaming?”
“Let’s fight to find out if I am dreaming or not!” Gu Du Xing said cold, “I met him for only a few days, but I have already surpassed you!”
“If you are able to convince me of this, I will go with you willingly.” Ji Mo sneered, “Regardless of whether or not I win or lose, I will not become a subordinate of anyone; However, I am capable of providing support.”
“You have become weak!” Gu Du Xing’s aura rose suddenly. His gaze was sharp and was directed entirely at Ji Mo. “You are thinking about the possibility of failure! You weren’t like this before. The very fact that failure crossed your mind is evidence that you are no longer certain you are capable of defeating me! In even thinking about losing, you have already lost! You are no longer worthy of being my opponent! You might as well just go with me!”
“Motherf*!” Ji Mo roared in anger, “You presume to know my thoughts?”
Gu Du Xing flicked his finger at the tip of his sword. The Black Dragon Sword emitted a dense dark fog as the blade flashed forward like a flying dragon. At that point, he remained silent and aimed directly forward. His arm followed the sword and his strike shot forward, forming a black cyclone.
Ji Mo’s pupils shrunk; all of Gu Du Xing’s movements to seemed to have merged with the sword and filled with emotion.
Anyone watching would have clearly been able to see the sword and each part of the body move! However, every action seemed independent of the other yet, it was clearly a single sword move!
However, before the sword clashed, its aura overwhelmed the atmosphere. Moreover, even before Gu Du Xing reached him, the ice cold sword aura already shot out towards him.
Ji Mo was shocked. “Clang…” he pulled his sword from its sheath and grounded his teeth, “So what if you have advanced? Try this…”
However, before he finished his sentence, Gu Du Xing appeared right in front of him.
An icy sword aura enveloped Ji Mo.
Ji Mo could barely breathe under the intense and powerful pressure. He felt like a tiny boat in the midst of a large storm, about to capsize at any time.
Ji Mo used every inch of strength in his body to resist the pressure and strikes of the blade. Block a move, counter the move… He was focusing so hard that he was unable to speak and was unable to even roar out aloud.
Ji Mo and Gu Du Xing were famous throughout the Middle Three Heavens. Both of them were emerging talents from two of the great clans but neither of them in the position to inherit the top spot in the clan. Moreover, every time that they fought, neither of them would admit defeat and the fight would always end up in a draw.
However, this fight was different. Gu Du Xing made Ji Mo feel more helpless than he had ever been.
“Do you have an answer?” Gu Du Xing continued on the offense as he stabbed forward more than a hundred times in a blink of an eye. The feeling of dominance over one’s opponent was extremely satisfying. Gu Du Xing gradually began to relax as he continued to overwhelm Ji Mo.
Ji Mo gritted his teeth as he swung his sword in a crazed manner.
“Do you have an answer?” Gu Du Xing’s sword movements became even faster, “Do you have an answer…”
Ji Mo’s entire body was covered in sweat and felt as though he could no longer hold on. He wanted to open his mouth to speak but the pressure was so great he lacked the strength to do so. He screamed within: Motherf*, if you want a reply, you have to let me speak first. If I don’t even have the time or strength to open my mouth, how would I be able to answer you? Moreover, if I did, my energy would dissipate and I would end up more than a dozen holes in my body!
In fact, he had actually wanted to agree.
Previously, he and Gu Du Xing were always evenly matched. However, after a brief period of not seeing one another, it seemed that Gu Du Xing’s martial arts had progressed to the next level.
If this speed of advancement was indeed due to the help of this other person, he would agree to follow him! After all, who wouldn’t want to become powerful quickly! The feeling of being unbeatable is fantastic!
If one had to become a subordinate of another for a few years in order to become capable of reaching the pinnacle of martial arts, anyone who declined such an offer would be the most foolish person in the world! If you become someone’s disciple, would you not work for your master?
Ji Mo was unaware of what had happened today. Gu Du Xing had apparently used some method in order to find him. However, before he got over his surprise of meeting an old friend, Gu Du Xing went straight the point and told him why he came.
“I joined an organization; we currently need more manpower and I want to nominate you.”
Ji Mo was dumbfounded.
“Do you want to come?”
“If you don’t want to come, I will fight until you agree to come.”
Gu Du Xing was not very good at recruiting others. In just a few lines, he had turned others against him already. However, the person being recruited was Ji Mo and before he even got a chance to get angry, Gu Du Xing already started his outburst.
After that, he used action to talk! There was no one other than Gu Du Xing who would try to recruit someone in such a manner.
Gu Du Xing was enraged: “I only want what’s good for you! However, you don’t even appreciate it! Most people don’t even have the qualification to receive my invitation!”
Ji Mo felt extremely angry. I have yet to say anything. Moreover, I haven’t even had the opportunity to ask for your organization’s name, what its goal is or who its leader is! I don’t even understand anything yet and you choose to use force to pressure me into a decision!
Ji Mo was an arrogant person. How could he be convinced in a situation like this! As he faced Gu Du Xing, he grew more and more angry. Even if you are inviting me to go to heaven, I would still want to beat the arrogance out of you before I make a decision.
Furthermore, Gu Du Xing emphasized that he chose to invite him because he believed that he was worthy! Which made Ji Mo even more agitated.
However, the moment they started fighting, he immediately regretted it. Motherf*, the two of us are not even on the same level anymore. How can I fight? Gu Du Xing’s aura was overwhelming. Moreover, although his martial power was slightly stronger, and his sword skill had increased leaps and bounds.
Ji Mo was stupefied. He had been able to counter Gu Du Xing’s movements before, but now he was completely at his mercy.
Gu Du Xing’s movements had overpowered Ji Mo.
This made Ji Mo felt as if his whole world was spinning. Motherf*, did Gu Du Xing have some sort of magical transformation? In one short month and he seems completely different…
I was equally matched with him, but now I have to painfully resist every move. I feel completely helpless in this fight…
“Bam… bam… bam…”
Gu Du Xing was in full momentum when he yelled out; his sword moves had changed entirely. Ji Mo was caught by surprise and suffered thirty to forty sword smacks as he cried out in pain.
“Stop!” He flew out. Ji Mo was hung in midair and continued yelling. He had no other choice because Gu Du Xing was right behind him like a shadow. However, Gu Du Xing continued to abuse Ji Mo.
A great man knows when to accept a loss.