As a 'bang' sound exploded, Sir Guo climbed towards the entrance of the cave as he took precaution in scanning the area. He saw the red clouds rising in a spiral manner. His expression changed. "This is bad! That group has called on for support!"
Chu Li's complexion was very pale, but he started laughing.
Sir Guo measured his pulse. "And you are still breathing! .You really are tough, young man. You can withstand this amount of pain!" He commented helplessly.
Chu Li forced out a smile, "All thanks to Elder Sir Guo's drugs!"
"Hah., that was the only one I had. I've run out it. If you intend to fight once more, I don't think even God can save you!" Sir Guo imagined the pain and furrowed his brows as he scoffed "Don't force yourself!"
"If I die, it'd still better than allowing them killing the others." Chu Li said.
"You're right," Sir Guo nodded.
He turned to Siao Shi and said, "Young Siao Shi, seems like we'll be dying here!"
Siao Shi smiled calmly, "Then we'll die with pride then."
Death is a kind of a blessing in disguise. If being alive is this painful and hopeless, it would serve as relieve of sorts.
"Elder Sir Guo, there is always a way." Chu Li said.
"We already have our backs against the wall, figuratively and literally. Do we still have a chance of surviving?" Sir Guo scorned. "Damn Elder Zhao Qingshan and those useless men!"
"We'd already have been dead if it weren't for Elder Zhao Qingshan and the others!" Chu Li said.
Only Grandmasters were able to defeat Grandmasters. If they did not have Zhao Qingshan and the others by their side, maybe they can kill one. However not two, they would have perished in that scenario.
A noise rang in the sky, like a thunder strike.
Sir Guo looked up frantically. "It's our signal! But why is it our signal?"
"Hai Qingshan couldn't have been that fast!?" Siao Shi said.
Chu Li smiled, "It's the Third Lady!"
Siao Shi had wit. She understood the point immediately. She glanced a deep gaze at Chu Li. "Seems like you guys have already prepared much earlier!"
If Hai Qingshan had returned to look for Siao Qi, it would have been impossible to arrive this quickly. If they rushed back at that moment, they would have probably met Hai Qingshan halfway somewhere towards their destination.
"I've left some distinct trail marks during the trip. Lady Siao would've found us," Chu Li said.
"I bet third younger sister was already avoiding Lu Yurong," Siao Shi nodded and she said slowly, "Both of them have fought a few times beforehand. They knew each other quite well. Elder Sir Guo, are you okay over there?"
"I won't die, to say the least. I'm not doing very well at living either." Sir Guo stared at Chu Li.
Chu Li did not need others to worry about him. He had the Scripture of Life and Death. He was still able to manage himself.
He suddenly revealed a smile, "The Third Lady has arrived!"
Sir Guo leaned out at the mouth of the cave and looked around. "Where is she?"
A bright, clear sound rang from the sky like a crane letting out a cry. A white shadow flew over them.
Sir Guo smiled and said, "It really is the Third Lady!"
Chu Li let out a long sigh. His whole body was weak. He clung to the cave's wall for lack of strength.
Sir Guo pushed the ivy aside and waved his hand.
A white silhouette flashed right before the cave mouth, blocking the light towards the entrance. A delicate fragrant scent came wafting into the cave. Siao Qi who was wearing a white gown approached towards them.
"Elder Sir Guo, second elder sister!" Siao Qi's stoic face showed the smallest sign of a smile. "Are you guys okay?"
Siao Shi gently nodded, "I'm fine."
Siao Qi's bright and graceful eyes glanced to Chu Li. Her ethereal presence almost brightened the entire cave. Her thin and long eyebrows furrowed.
"Young Chu has hurt really badly. He needs rest and his martial arts ability...it's gone," Sir Guo said.
"As long as he's alive," Siao Qi said.
Chu Li fist saluted as he forced a smile, "Lady Siao."
"Let's go," Siao Qi said.
Sir Guo carried Chu Li on his back while Siao Qi held Siao Shi. The four of them descended out of the cave. They went to confront the Grandmasters.
Hai Qingshan hurriedly went up to welcome Siao Shi. "Lady Siao Shi!"
Siao Shi gently nodded.
Chu Li took a look at the twenty innate masters beyond them. Their eyes glowed with fierce, intense glares. All of them have experience in dozens of fights; they were the true elites.
"Hai Qingshan, go and fetch the carriage over here!" Siao Qi said.
Hai Qingshan fist saluted and went immediately.
The carriage quickly arrived. It was the same cabin-less carriage.
Siao Qi assisted Siao Shi as she entered. As Siao Shi sat down, she said, "Let Chu Li sit with me."
Chu Li did not reject the order.
Sir Guo let Chu Li enter the carriage and hopped onto the coachman's seat.
"I'll go and see how Elder Zhao Qingshan and the others are doing!" Siao Qi said.
"Lady Siao, you don't need to go over." Chu Li hurriedly suggested.
The battle between a Grandmaster could be likened to that of the recent World Wars. Weapons would fly and if one were not to be careful, they could be seriously maimed. Siao Qi's martial arts may be at a high level, but she was still at the Innate Mastery's Boundary. It would be dangerous if she went over.
She stared at him and left.
Chu Li helplessly shook his head.
He activated the Omniscient Mirror and saw Siao Qi ascending the mountain. She did not show any hesitation as she entered the battlefield. She took out her long sword with lightning precision and pierced a red-haired elder. He was Zhao Qingshan's opponent.
Zhao Qingshan was shocked. Then, he exclaimed, "Third Lady!"
He was shocked. This was a fight against the Grandmasters. An Innate Master against them is the same as sending themselves to Death's door. If anything were to happen to the Third Lady, a hundred deaths from his hands would still not be enough to pay the price.
His opponent showed a disdainful smile, pointing out into the air with his finger.
With a soft noise, a strike of energy from his finger shot towards Siao Qi through the air.
Siao Qi used an uncanny step and leaned forward to avoid the force coming out from her finger. The sharp end of her sword lunged towards the elder.
The elder was shocked by the attack. Siao Qi's step technique was a little unpredictable, but he did not care that much. They were not worried about a measly Innate Master. He gave out a strike with his palm which clashed with the long sword. He was expecting the long sword to be blown away from her grip.
The sharp end of the sword faced the force of the palm. It was like a fish swimming with the current. The force of the palm made the sword faster in attack speed. The elder had no time to respond.
The sword had pierced through his palm. She quickly drew back and hid behind Zhao Qingshan.
Zhao Qingshan saw the advantage of the situation before him. He immediately attacked the red-haired elder to prevent him from healing.
It did not matter how good a Grandmaster was; as long as they were bleeding, the individual would eventually fall sooner or later. He will have to retreat and look for help. The form of the battlefield would have to be disrupted.
"Let's go!" The red-haired elderly shouted. The six others retreated with the speed of a tornado. They disappeared right in front of everyone's eyes.
Siao Qi was afraid that they would attack Chu Li and the others. "Let's go back, quickly!" She quickly said.
Zhao Qingshan and the other six hastened back to check on everyone. They saw everyone was doing fine and let out a long sigh of relief. If Siao Qi had not gone over with the other subordinates to help, they could only imagine the devastating results.
Everyone continued on with their journey. Shortly after, they arrived at a small town. They got two carriages - one for Siao Shi, and another for Chu Li.
Chu Li was resting on the carriage. The carriage shook as spiritual energy from the surroundings entered his body in a constant ebb, nourishing his body and mitigating damage to his body. His internal injuries were quite serious. He felt pain even from the slightest twitch.
The Scripture of Life and Death was very useful. He clearly saw how his wounds have recovered rapidly. His meridian was slowly getting stronger.
While he was bored, a thought went to his head; two birds with one stone. While he was receiving spiritual energy that nourished his body, he visualized the Art of White Tiger. An invisible force that entered and strengthened his body.
The spiritual energy of the Scripture of Life and Death was like wine and the Art of White Tiger's force was like medicine. The two of them merged, resulting its effects to be multiplied.
His energy was used up surprisingly fast. When he felt tired, he stopped visualizing it. He realized that his wounds had recovered significantly. The effects were far stronger than what he expected.
With a method like that, he was confident that he just needed six to seven days to completely recover his wounds.
He suddenly had another bright idea - he activated the Sentient Menace.