The sudden thrust ended successfully in a tiny fraction of a second to the astonishment of the crowd . No one could regain their wits .
This was a fair duel between Li Qiye and the saber saint . Though the saint’s last technique ended with something resembling subterfuge, it wasn’t a sneak-attack but rather a crafty move .
One couldn’t say the same about Tang Hexiang . He, as a spectator, got involved in the fight and took advantage of Li Qiye’s weakness . Such action couldn’t be construed as anything other than being despicable .
Of course, cultivators have always performed ambushes and sneak-attacks before in the past, just not in circumstances like this one .
Tang Hexiang was a genius of Nine Secrets and arguably the representative of War Saint Dynasty . Furthermore, he was the commander of the Imperial Guards . Each of his actions and words was influential and reflective of his moral conduct and reputation .
It was one thing to ambush a mortal enemy . However, Li Qiye was still the king of War Saint busy in a duel . Taking advantage of this moment was utterly contemptible, inappropriate to his status and position . This move would always be criticized, a permanent stain .
“What the hell are you doing?!” The saber saint was greatly affected . The duel has been ruined by Hexiang .
“Saber Saint, I’m simply lending you a hand to avoid further complications . ” Hexiang smirked .
Li Qiye was too big of a threat so he didn’t want the guy to have a chance to breathe .
“You’re nothing! I don’t need someone like you to get involved in my fight!” The saber saint’s saber intent intensified while his voice became aggressive .
A genius like the saber saint hated people interfering with his fights the most!
Tang Hexiang naturally didn’t take this in stride . He always believed that the two of them were on the same level, but the saber saint clearly didn’t think so! He took this as a great insult .
“Your Majesty!” Liu Chuqing nearly fainted from shock . She composed herself and rushed forward .
“Junior Sister…” The saber saint didn’t know what to say . It was one thing if he were to defeat Li Qiye himself but the ambush had stained the duel, leaving him in a difficult spot .
“Your Majesty…” She grabbed him as tears poured out .
“Pop . ” A bizarre event occurred . Li Qiye was still in her embrace but another him came out from his body, almost like a shedding process .
After the second one came out, the first one disappeared with a spatial fluctuation .
The crowd was stunned again and again, realizing that it wasn’t a shedding process but he has always been there - just in another dimension . Both the saber saint and Tang Hexiang failed to hurt him .
“Silly girl, don’t cry . No one in this world can kill me and those feeble laws can’t hurt me . ” He hugged her back and wiped away the tears .
She leaned deep into his chest and tightened her grip, afraid of losing him .
The saber saint heaved a sigh of relief since Li Qiye being alive was good for him . If Li Qiye were to die, he would lose the joy of victory on top of feeling guilty towards his Junior Sister .
“The Path of the Ghost is a bit interesting once you become an Eternal, but the current you is still too young . ” Li Qiye chuckled and said .
The saber saint smiled wryly and sighed: “I humbly accept my defeat . ”
He had no intention of going again, aware that Li Qiye didn’t go all out and was only playing around . Otherwise, after three moves, he would be lying on the ground already . He knew the great disparity between the two of them, virtually impossible for him to ever catch up .
He found the rumors of the king being useless and idiotic to be hilarious . The world actually considered a being who viewed them as mere insects to be useless?
At the same time, he became excited for his Junior Sister . It looked like she has chosen the right person .
“This so-called genius from War Saint is but a despicable fool, not worth worrying about . ” Li Qiye glanced towards Tang Hexiang and chuckled .
All eyes turned towards Hexiang . Though the crowd didn’t say anything, their expression revealed plenty .
No one was perfect, but the sneak-attack earlier betrayed his status and position .
Hexiang grimaced, overwhelmed with embarrassment from the spotlight . If he were successful earlier, then it would be just fine since the victor takes it all; his goal would be achieved . Who cares what others say by that point?
But now, this became a terrible mistake for him .
“Come out and fight, I will have your dog head today!” The saint pointed his saber at Hexiang .
He was truly furious since he had a fair duel with Li Qiye . The outcome didn’t matter since losing was part of life . Even the greatest warrior would eventually lose .
However, Hexiang suddenly interrupted their fight . Others might even think that he and Hexiang were conspiring together . This would be a stain on his reputation in the future . Thus, the only way to quell his anger was to quell Hexiang .
“Saber Saint, we have the same enemy, that’s why I helped you out of goodwill . . . ” Hexiang forced a smile and said .
“Shut up!” The saint interrupted Hexiang and didn’t hold back: “We do not have the same enemy since you’re not qualified to be on the same side as me, come out to accept your death!”
“Clang . ” His saber hymned again with impressive murderous intent .
The saber saint didn’t give Hexiang any face at all, causing Hexiang to have an ugly grimace . They were both young and he was the commander of the Imperial guards; they were equals in his mind .
Meanwhile, Qin Jianyao shook her head . Though she didn’t want to kick a man while he’s down, Hexiang was too despicable and asked for this . If it was a different matter, she would try to mediate but not something like this .
The spectators became excited again . The saber saint was being aggressive but as a ninth-level True God, he was qualified to act in this manner .
Someone like Tang Hexiang still had a way to go before catching up .
“Saber Saint, you’re being serious right now?” Hexiang uttered coldly .
The saint snorted: “You think I’m afraid of you? Go ahead and call for backups, my Waterfront Pavilion has never been afraid of trouble . ”
Hexiang gripped his spear tightly again, thinking about killing . His goal wasn’t the saint but rather Li Qiye . He still had hidden aces up his sleeve but the saint was making this difficult . Of course, he couldn’t back out right now since he had reached the limit of his patience due to the saint’s overbearing manner .