The crossbow in the boy's hands seemed pocket-sized, and its arrow was just as long as a finger. Jiang Chen's expression became grave. The arrowhead emitted an ice-cold glint and seemed dangerous. After it locked onto him, he felt goosebumps rising from his whole body.
The boy pulled the trigger, and the arrow shot toward Jiang Chen's face. At such a precarious moment, Jiang Chen put his right hand before his face. Lightning flickered around his palm and formed a firm barrier. However, even though he had a Flawless Divine Body, his body was still penetrated by the arrow.
Jiang Chen furrowed his brows. The arrow penetrated just halfway into his palm and left a hideous injury in it.
"He unexpectedly managed to block the Godslayer Bow's arrow." The strangers on the ship were all amazed by such a sight. The boy was wearing an evil grin, but upon witnessing that Jiang Chen was still alive, his smile stiffened, and he angrily started putting another arrow in his bow.
Jiang Chen snorted coldly and charged toward the boy. His tremendous power sent the boy flying away. Moreover, before the boy landed on the ground, Jiang Chen moved once again and held his neck.
"Let go of me...you bastard!" The boy's face became flushed, while the crossbow and the arrow fell on the ground. However, even in such a state, he still didn't seem afraid. He just wore an aggrieved look. Jiang Chen exerted his power and prevented him from uttering a single word, while his gaze became gloomy.
"Young Master Jiang Chen, please calm down." Chen Xi took light steps forward. She was nervous and was afraid of the occurrence of any accidents.
"Is he your brother?" Jiang Chen asked.
"What?" Chen Xi was taken aback by this and didn't understand why he had asked such a question.
"What is your relationship with him?" Jiang Chen asked once again.
Chen Xin understood now what he meant. She shook her head and said, "He's my friend's little brother, so please...."
Before she even finished her words, Jiang Chen relaxed his grip on him. The boy fell on the ground and coughed intensely. His chest heaved up and down, as he took breaths of air.
"Bastard! I will surely take your life! You dare to treat me like this!" The boy raised his head and spoke viciously. He still hadn't suffered any harm, while Jiang Chen's right hand was drenched with blood. Jiang Chen didn't say anything to him and just unsheathed the Red Cloud Sword. The appearance of a Doctrine Grade precious sword gave rise to many surprised cries. However, those people all quieted in the next second, as if their throats had been gripped strongly by someone. They couldn't utter even a single word.
The Red Cloud Sword was put against the boy's Holy Sea's position, and a devilish flame invaded his body. The boy screamed loudly due to the pain and dazzling flames could be seen under his skin. A few people noticed that the flame went along the boy's Holy Sea and spread to his whole body's meridian system, and it was only after it passed through his whole body that it stopped.
"You! You crippled me?" The boy stopped screaming, while his face became filled with sweat and rancor.
Jiang Chen didn't just cripple his cultivation, he also turned him into a thorough cripple and burned his meridian system. It would be impossible for him to cultivate again. A nine-year-old Martial Venerable who was turned from a genius into a cripple in the twinkling of an eye.
"You are this young, yet you already vicious and ruthless. I crippled your cultivation so that you don't harm people in the future." Jiang Chen pulled out the arrow in his palm, and the injury started healing at a quick speed.
"What's going on with his body?"
"He depended on just his flesh body alone to block a Godslayer Arrow. Such a body is really terrifying."
"He has crippled Li Tianhua, he's really daring. Does he know who is Li Tianhua's brother?"
"It seems like he doesn't know."
Jiang Chen was still unmoved even after hearing the crowd's discussions. Since the boy managed to become a Martial Venerable at nine, he didn't just have good talent, he must also have been trained by a great faction. However, with what the boy had just done, if he was an adult, Jiang Chen would have already killed him.
"Young Master Jiang Chen...." Chen Xin went over to him and whispered, "Quickly escape, and don't show yourself or else you will be killed."
Jiang Chen didn't need to ask to know that there would be shortly someone coming to take revenge for the boy. Since even the boy was lawless and ruthless, the person who would come would surely not mind taking Jiang Chen's life.
"Miss Chen Xi, why is the Elixir Emperor's Ship in this current state? What's happening now?"
Jiang Chen still hadn't forgotten his objective in coming to the ship. The ship had many people, and one among them was the Flame Emperor's disciple, so of course he was worried.
"After these people learned that the Elixir Emperor's Ship had been damaged heavily, they became worried about me and came over to pay me a visit," Chen Xi said shyly.
Jiang Chen was taken aback by this and didn't know whether he should laugh or cry. So it turned out that it was just this.
"Those are all youngsters from the Three Upper Realms?" Jiang Chen swept those people with his gaze. Most of them were looking at him arrogantly and disdainfully, while they were all taking joy in his misfortune. "Can't his family just come to the Three Middle Realms to kill me?" Jiang Chen asked. He was a Heaven Alchemist of the Elixir Association. If the boy's faction tried to attack him, it would be put in check because of Jiang Chen's special status.
"He doesn't need to use his faction's power because his brother is on the ship," Chen Xi said. "He has powerful experts in charge of protecting him, and if you used the Martial Sovereign's power, they would intervene.However, if you don't use it, you won't be a match for his brother." Since she was telling him all this, it was obvious that Chen Xi stood on Jiang Chen's side.
"Is his brother quite powerful?" Jiang Chen asked curiously.
"Why aren't you worried at all?" Chen Xi didn't know what she should say.
All of a sudden, the expressions of the people in their surroundings changed, while a sound of footsteps echoed out.
"Awful!" Chen Xi clenched her teeth. Even someone like her, who was always composed and calm, looked worried and nervous now.
Jiang Chen saw the person coming over. He was standing on a flight of steps and looking down on Jiang Chen. The man had a seemingly common and ordinary appearance and didn't possess any imposing aura. However, when Jiang Chen looked at him with his Heaven Eye, he was startled by what he saw. This person's blood was vigorous, and his body seemed like a divine furnace, which possessed boundless power. His power surpassed Ning Haotian, who had an Alien Beast's bloodline, and he had vigorous draconic energy. He didn't utter a single word and just stood there with his eyes shining with a radiant divine light, which seemed like it would penetrate Jiang Chen's body.
"Li Tianqun!" Someone couldn't help but call out his name.
"Brother! Kill him quickly and take revenge for me." The boy, who had endured silently until now, quickly went to the man's side.
"I'm aware of the matter's whole sequence." Li Tianqun's face was expressionless—anger couldn't be seen on it. He looked at Jiang Chen and said, "It was my little brother who made a mistake first in this matter."
Before people responded, he spoke once again, "However, you still shouldn't have destroyed his future. Since you are Chen Xi's friend, if you cripple your cultivation and kneel down to me in apology, I will allow you to leave."
It was obvious from his tone that he wasn't discussing this matter with Jiang Chen and was just ordering him. It was an unquestionable order. Moreover, it still seemed like he thought he was giving him a favor since he wasn't going to kill him.
"I didn't kill your little brother just because of Miss Chen Xi." Jiang Chen's reply caused the whole Elixir Emperor's Ship to descend into silence. Li Tianqun's words were very combative but he was qualified to state such a matter. Jiang Chen had just wasted a precious chance of surviving.
"Then..." Li Tianqun strode forward and walked down the stairs. With each step he took, the whole Elixir Emperor's Ship would sway, "...none in Heaven and the Underworld can save you." His tone was calm and brimming with killing intent.
"Chen Xi, please make way," Li Tianqun instructed her. Unlike the Three Middle Realms' youngsters, the Three Upper Realms' people, who had befriended Chen Xi, all had equal status to her.
"Young Master Li, this was just a misunderstanding, and it was your little brother who wanted to take his life first," Chen Xi said.
"Even if my little brother made a mistake, no one is allowed to harm him," Li Tianqun said.
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