416 Three Shares
I wanted to kill him.
Seeing Jiang Chen's strength, Leng Chuixue finally realized how huge the gap between Jiang Chen and him was, and how foolish he had been.
Liu Shayang, you had a good death, he thought to himself. Then he led the way quietly, not daring to act on impulse.
"Let's take a break," Jiang Chen suddenly said from behind.
Leng Chuixue didn't understand why. He had realized Jiang Chen was flying through a secret method other than the Halo of Heaven. In this way, the latter consumed less energy.
But even he didn't feel tired yet. Jiang Chen shouldn't have needed a rest. Besides, the fight hadn't cost him a lot of energy, since he had been way stronger than his rivals.
Leng Chuixue looked back. Jiang Chen's entire body had flushed red. The vessels stood out starkly on his face.
"You took too many holy dragon balls at once. It was too much for your body," said Leng Chuixue.
It was like drinking liquor. At first, everything was good, but when one started to feel the effects of the liquor, it would be strong enough to kill.
Jiang Chen felt like the dragon power in his body had exceeded that of a dragon and an elephant, and it was still soaring.
It was supposed to be a good thing that he had hit the second level of the Dragon and Elephant Method. The thing was, he was only in Cloud Three of the Reaching Heaven State.
As the black dragon had told him, if he started to practice the third level of the Dragon and Elephant Method while his state stayed the same, he would explode and die.
By then. his dragon power had reached two dragons and three elephants. It was only one step away from the third level.
"I'm going to enhance my state. Watch our surroundings."
Jiang Chen landed on a giant tree and occupied a big bird nest.
Leng Chuixue followed him in a complicated mood. Jiang Chen was at his weakest. Even if he didn't kill the latter, he could at least run away, but he finally decided to circle above the tree after struggling with coming to a decision.
Jiang Chen tried to steady his dragon power, but it didn't work, so he took a breakthrough panacea and exerted a sky-level method. Then he absorbed the spirit of universe through his holy pulse.
In this way, he felt as if his body would burst from the inside. Different energies in his body could have exploded at anytime.
Soon, a muffled sound came from inside his body, and all of the trees in the forest fell.
Jiang Chen lay on his back in the nest.
He reached for his belly, afraid he would feel bleeding intestines, but fortunately, everything was all right.
When he sat up again, his state had enhanced to Cloud Four smoothly.
This way, his body could take in the energy of two dragons and three elephants.
Fortunately, this didn't happen during the fight.
The mere thought struck terror into him. Those holy dragon balls were only as big as chicken eggs, so he had taken them for granted and absorbed all of them. The consequences had been beyond his imagination.
"Is everything all right?" Leng Chuixue's voice came from the air.
Jiang Chen looked up in surprise and said, "You're still here."
"I need the royal blood in your body," he said.
Jiang Chen said after thinking, "You should know that if I really had royal blood, I couldn't have been a member of the Hero Palace."
"That's why you asked me to keep it a secret." Seeing him bring it up, Leng Chuixue also expressed his thoughts.
Jiang Chen nodded. He felt a bit guilty, since this guy was too gullible.
"Eh?" Leng Chuixue seemed to have realized something. He took the key out and said, "The other two are around here."
Jiang Chen nodded. He took a mask out of the mustardseed ring and put it on.
Leng Chuixue didn't say anything, simply continued to lead the way.
Soon, they stopped above a wide river.
Jiang Chen sensed people approaching through his holy awareness, and more than two.
"Maybe they have help," Leng Chuixue said, frowning.
"The treasure can make the Hero Palace so shameless. The Evil Cloud Palace isn't any different. There are three keys, which means the treasure will be divided into three shares," Leng Chuixue explained.
The keys were only a clue to the treasure. When they found the treasure, for any of the three, the other two would become worthless. None of them wanted to divide the treasure evenly among three people.
"So you're collaborating with me in order to enhance your fighting power," said Jiang Chen.
"Come on. If I needed any help, I definitely wouldn't look for someone that much stronger than me." Of course, Leng Chuixue wouldn't admit it, but he made sense. If the help was stronger, maybe in the end, the help would collect everything, leaving him nothing.
Soon, the other two people with keys appeared.
"What took you so long?"
Although Leng Chuixue hadn't been there very long, he complained unhappily.
"It only means you were closer and we were farther away."
There was a man and a woman. The man's appearance fit the impression most people had regarding the Evil Cloud Palace.
The madness, slyness, and cruelty in his nature could be observed just from his face, but Jiang Chen's eyes lit up as soon as he saw the woman. She was in a spiritual armor, but eighty percent of her skin was exposed.
The armor only covered her key parts. Jiang Chen could even see the little ruby on her belly button.
Her oval face looked enchanting and sexy. She wouldn't mind any frenetic gazes from men.
Neither of them had a team of five or six people. Just as Leng Chuixue had said, the help's strength was weaker than theirs.
"Let's not waste time. There are people flying around everywhere. They could see us," the man urged. He didn't seem to be a patient person.
Then the three people from the Evil Cloud Palace threw their keys up.
The three keys attracted one another and collided in the air to eventually form a disk.
The disk emitted a light and whirled at a high speed, which created a big stir in a river nearby.
Lots of waves appeared first, then tumbled fiercely. Quickly after, a staircase to the underground showed in the water.
All of them, including Jiang Chen, were looking forward to the things the staircase would lead them to.
"Let's go down," Leng Chuixue said. He was going to be the first one to climb down.
But his two companions stopped him and revealed odd smiles.
"Leng Chuixue, your job is done. You can leave now," the man said in a low voice.
Leng Chuixue was struck dumb. He knew what the man had meant. He went into a fit of fury and said, "You want to kick me out?"
"Isn't that clear enough?"
The woman smiled charmingly and said, "Your strength is the lowest among us three, and you only have one helper. You're too weak to compete with us. Chuixie, it's for your own good. If you go down and see the treasure, you won't get out of there without bleeding."
"The elders gave us three keys; we were meant to compete. You're too weak, so you have to leave," the man said coldly.
Leng Chuixue gnashed his teeth and looked towards Jiang Chen. The latter nodded at him.
"What if I refuse to go?" Leng Chuixue mustered up the courage from Jiang Chen's nod to pose this question.
The others all noticed the change in his attitude. They all looked towards the masked Jiang Chen.