The sun was bright. It had been two hours since Chu Li finished channeling the medicines effect. He pushed the door open and walked out of the room.
The west room had also been opened. Zhao Ying stepped out of the room and rolled her eyes at Chu Li.
"Thank you, by the way."
She clearly felt the changes in her body. Her meridians were stronger now and her inner strength was much smoother, able to be channeled faster.
The level of her martial arts had increased exponentially. She could definitely pass the next Tower of Ranking test.
"Lets eat, we need to go as soon as possible."
Chu Li smiled.
"Hmm." Zhao Ying nodded.
The waiter had sent them breakfast. Both of them ate at the stone table in the courtyard, and then continued their journey.
They spurred the horses and left the town.
There was no one on the main road. The two horses were at full speed, but they could still hold a conversation.
Chu Li shared a story with Zhao Ying and it quickly brightened the mood. They went back to normal, talking and laughing.
Chu Li had read many books, it is simple for him to tell an interesting story. He knew of tales of martial arts much like his own story. It excited Zhao Ying to no end.
Chu Li suddenly stopped his horse. Zhao Ying stopped her horse as well and turned to him.
"Whats going on, Chu Li?"
Chu Li pointed at the mountain range extending into the horizon.
"Its the mountain of the Raging Tiger."
"What wrong with it?" Zhao Ying looked at the mountain range.
"Theres a village in the mountains."
Chu Li furrowed his brows. Its quite the powerful village, they rob passersby."
"Well be robbed?" Zhao Ying was startled.
"We can not prevent it."
"Then what do we do? Do we make a detour?"
"Theres only one road."
"Well crash our way through!" Zhao Ying held on to her scabbard.
"At most, well just end up fighting!
Her martial arts had been improving very quickly. It was natural that she itched to try out her skill level. She was not afraid at all.
"There are innate masters over at the village of the Raging Tiger."
Chu Li shook his head.
Zhao Ying facial expression changed, she let go of her sword.
Innate masters? They were not an opponent to them! Innate masters can release their inner strength and pass it onto items, there was no hope for the duos victory regardless of their martial skills.
Even with Chu Lis swordsmanship, he stood no chance against an innate master.
"Just be careful, lets go."
"Are we really going?"
"You probably dont want to walk back, do you?"
"... Oh, alright then."
Chu Li rode the horse slowly, stepping onto the mountain of the Raging Tiger. The trees on both sides were dense, and behind the trees were large mountain peak. The terrain was dangerous, it seemed like one man could hold the pass against ten thousand enemies. It is a perfect place to build a village.
"Zhao Ying, if we were to start a fight, do not show mercy at all!"
Chu Li moved slowly as muttered.
Zhao Ying hesitated.
"If they arent completely dead, and if we caught the attention of the innate master, well be in big trouble!"
Chu Li said.
"Very well." Zhao Ying nodded reluctantly.
Both of them traveled for fifteen minutes. Chu Li furrowed his brows. He turned his head and signaled Zhao Ying. She understood and nodded, knowing there was an ambush ahead.
Chu Li reined in the horse and wrapped his fist.
"My friends up ahead, do show yourself."
Zhao Ying drew her sword, ready to fight.
"Hahaha!" Loud laughter rang in the forest.
The branches moved, and six large men came out of the woods, blocking the duo ten meters away with their shining heads. Six bald heads were shimmering in the sunlight.
"My fellow swordsmen!" Chu Li wrapped his fists.
"Both of us, husband and wife, have nothing and not a penny on our names."
Six of the big guy laid their eyes upon Zhao Ying, gazing upon her beauty and delicate face as well as her sexy curves. Their visions fired up, itching to strip and do obscene things to her.
Chu Li furrowed his brows and blocked their vision of her with his horse.
Zhao Ying furrowed her brows and her face sunk. Their burning gazes almost burned through their shirts, making them suffer.
"Offer us the beautiful lady and well excuse your life!"
The large man looked at Chu Li.
"You dont pair well with a lady this beautiful!"
Chu Li furrowed his brows.
"Rob the possessions, but not the beauty. These are the rules of martial arts!"
"Rules?" The large man laughed.
"Rules? In our mountain here? Fool, we make the rules!"
Chu Li pulled out his sword.
"Then we wont have to partake in negotiations! Let me have a look at your brothers skills!"
"Think wisely, young man. As soon as you pull that sword out, we wont show any mercy. Well kill you, play with the little girl over there, and kill her as well."
The large man looked at Chu Li as if he was prey.
"If you dont try anything and just let the lady be our mistress for the night, well let youlive."
"Hah! Little boy, if you dare draw that sword, we wont only kill you, well cut off all your limbs, pull out your tongue, and play with her right in front of you!"
Another man laughed as he said it.
Chu Lis eyesight became colder. They must have toyed around with their powers for far too long. There must have been many who fell into their games. They had to die at least a hundred times to make up for it.
"Silence!" Chu Li shouted as he drew his sword and pointed it at them.
"I shall punish you criminals, in the name of God!"
"What a great young man!"
The leader sneered.
"Youll probably have to watch us pleasure ourselves later, but you still sound so strong-willed! I admire you!"
Zhao Ying drew her sword as well and placed herself in front of Chu Li. She is a Protector, there was no way she could let Chu Li be the front guard.
Chu Li did not push her away.
One of the men got closer to Zhao Ying in large strides. The long knife he held in his hands was reflecting light. Vitals of blood could be felt, the knife had tasted blood from a number of people.
"Hehehe.little lady, brother here will spoil you!"
He smiled lewdly as he swung his knife down. It was like a silver waterfall, the depth of it was scarily deep.
"Dont panic, sister."
Chu Li gently said as he stepped out to the front, ready to help Zhao Ying at any time.
Zhao Ying's heart calmed. Chu Lis voice had a special power, one that had helped Zhao Ying lay down her fears.
She picked up her sword and wielded it, facing the fierce split of the long knife. Her sword was like a swallow facing a large gale. The blade brushed over it sideways and struck through the opening.
The knife and sword clashed against each other. Anges seized an opportunity and turned the knife around. The large man groaned and dropped the knife, his shoulder injured by the maneuver.
She took back the sword and stood straight, her eyes burning with strength.
The wonderful strike she had made increased her confidence. Her newly refreshed view of Swallow Reversal was incredibly powerful, the feeling of a swallow gliding in the air was truly fulfilling. She had the courage to welcome every challenge.
"This lady has some skills!"
The leader stepped to the front. Protecting himself from being pursued by the duo.
"I underestimated you people! Interesting."
He sneered when the two stepped back.
Zhao Ying had confidence and her eyes sharpened.
"A bunch of shameless fools, roll over and die."
She gently muttered.
Chu Li shook his head in secret, and sighed. She came off menacing but she still showed mercy to the fools. If it were him, all of them would have been dead already.
"My turn to test this little ladys skill."
Another man stepped out, eagerly looking at her curves.
"I wont treat you gently"
The man smirked.
"Witness my blade!"
Zhao Ying engaged.
Her sword shined and struck the man. He held up his knife and continuously attacked, the strikes packed much less force compared to the man before him. He was gunning for a different method to defeat Zhao Ying. His blade winded and entangled around like a web in an attempt to bind the swallow.
Anges sword moved swiftly, altering its speed regularly. A motion of twenty moves was made in just a flash.
"Dont be too hasty, sister."
Chu Li gently warned Zhao Ying.
She lightly nodded. Her heart that was impatient regained its composure. She continued to swirl her blade around her opponent, awaiting for an opening.
Zhao Ying lightly nodded, her heart that is a little impatient regained calmness, patiently swirling around with her opponent, trying to find his weakness."
Her eyes suddenly shined, she saw an opening and quickly struck!
The large man cried out in pain, dropping his knife and backing off.
Chu Li stepped to the front, his sword flashed and the man fell as Chu Li grabbed onto his neck. Blood rushed out of his throat like a waterfall as he repeatedly coughed. He glared at Chu Li, full of resentment.
Chu Li lightly shook off the blood from his sword and glared at the other men.
"Still unwilling to let us pass?"
"ILL KILL YOU!" The man being strangled stared at Chu Li.
He clenched his teeth and barely muttered the words:
"You deserved to be cut and sliced apart. As for you, little lady? We will slice you up piece by piece after we finished playing with you! If I were you, Id have already slit my throat and killed myself!"
Chu Li looked up at the sky and laughed.
"You uncultured swine! An arrogant man!"
The large man waved off his hand.