4388 One Versus Four
“Advanced Supreme God!”
Not even in Tian Hu’s wildest dreams did he imagine the intermediate Supreme God, whom he and Ao Long Yu feared since 32 years ago, would become an advanced Supreme God so soon.
Without Shangguan Jun’s reminder, Tian Hu, who had grown stronger and was confident about facing Duan Ling Tian with Ao Long Yu next to him, would have been fearless. However, after learning that Duan Ling Tian had become an advanced Supreme God, he could not help but feel shaken. He trembled again when he recalled the trace of Divine Energy in Duan Ling Tian’s voice; indeed, Duan Ling Tian had become an advanced Supreme God.
Tian Hu looked at Shangguan Jun with a grim expression and said, “Young Master Jun, after he deals with Ao Long Yu and Sun Zhi Yao, he’ll definitely come for me… and you…”
Shangguan Jun grunted. “I wouldn’t have agreed to your request if I’d known he would become an advanced Supreme God so soon. Follow me. We’ll go to Ao Long Yu and Sun Zhi Yao!”
Although Shangguan Jun was confident about his ability, he did not dare to underestimate Duan Ling Tian at all. Even if Duan Ling Tian had yet to stabilize his cultivation base, Duan Ling Tian’s Divine Energy had grown a level stronger. Even if he was one of the strongest prodigies here and a second-tier top advanced Supreme God, he was not completely confident he would be able to defeat Duan Ling Tian.
‘Even if Duan Ling Tian isn’t a first-tier top advanced Supreme God, he must only be slightly weaker. Not only am I no match for him, but he might even be able to beat me in a short time…’ Shangguan Jun thought to himself. He looked calm, but inwardly, he felt rather worried.
At this moment, Shangguan Jun regretted agreeing to protect Tian Hu. He did not expect Duan Ling Tian to have a breakthrough during this time.
Shangguan Jun knew that he was no match for Duan Ling Tian so he decisively brought Tian Hu with him to look for Sun Zhi Yao, who was on par with him, and Ao Long Yu.
When Shangguan Jun and Tian Hu arrived outside Sun Zhi Yao’s cave, Sun Zhi Yao and Ao Long Yu were coincidentally walking out of the cave.
The four of them naturally gathered and stood together without the need to speak.
Swoosh! Swoosh! Swoosh! Swoosh! Swoosh!
At this time, people began to fly over from all directions.
Apart from Duan Ling Tian and the four people who stood across from him, eleven people were present on the scene. Based on this, it seemed like only 16 prodigies were left in the Crimson Demon’s Little World.
Duan Ling Tian glanced at Ao Long Yu and Tian Hu before he looked at Shangguan Jun and Sun Zhi Yao and asked, “Both of you are intent on protecting them?”
Duan Ling Tian vaguely recognized Shangguan Jun and Sun Zhi Yao. He had seen them when he fought Peng Pu Sha, but at that time, he was unaware that they were the strongest prodigies here.
Shangguan Jun furrowed his brows slightly as he said sincerely, “Duan Ling Tian, I can’t let you lay a single finger on Tian Hu until the secret realm opens three months later… Wait until you leave the secret realm before you make a move on him. After that, if he survives, I promise that I won’t protect him anymore even if he offers me a huge fortune.”
Before Duan Ling Tian responded, Sun Zhi Yao, a blue-clad young man, chimed in, “The same goes for me as well…”
Upon hearing Shangguan Jun and Sun Zhi Yao’s words, Ao Long Yu and Tian Hu’s faces twisted into unsightly expressions. When they sought protection from the duo, they were seriously injured so they did not have high hopes of surviving the next secret realm. Things naturally changed when the secret realm only opened 32 years later. They healed their injuries completely, increasing their chances of survival. Alas, they did not expect that they would still need the duo’s protections after coming out of the upcoming secret realm.
Ao Long Yu and Tian Hu exchanged a look and quickly discussed among themselves before they sent a message to Shangguan Jun and Sun Zhi Yao.
“Young Master Jun…”
Unsurprisingly, Ao Long Yu and Tian Hu offered up everything they had in exchange for Shangguan Jun and Sun Zhi Yao’s protection; they were willing to do anything as long as they could preserve their lives.
Unfortunately, Shangguan Jun and Sun Zhi Yao ignored the duo. After all, they were not so foolish as to offend Duan Ling Tian, who had become an advanced Supreme God and was likely stronger than them now. They naturally hoped to come to a compromise with Duan Ling Tian.
Meanwhile, panic set in when Tian Hu and Ao Long Yu saw Shangguan Jun and Sun Zhiyao ignoring them. They naturally did not want to face Duan Ling Tian if they survived the upcoming secret realm. After all, even if they survived, they would undoubtedly be injured. At that time, it would be impossible for them to defend themselves against Duan Ling Tian who had become an advanced Supreme God. Although they knew they could not avoid death in the Crimson Demon’s hand, they wanted to live for as long as they could. Moreover, there was a chance that the Crimson Demon might let them go after choosing a person to possess. After all, as a supreme powerhouse, the Crimson Demon could easily erase their memories and release them without any consequences.
All the prodigies hoped to survive and leave this place, and as such, many of them held onto this hope.
At this time, the other prodigies could see how wary Shangguan Jun and Sun Zhi Yao were now that Duan Ling Tian had become an advanced Supreme God. Although the duo did not say it outright, based on Sun Zhi Yao’s response, it was clear that he stood on Shangguan Jun’s side.
“It seems like Shangguan Jun and Sun Zhi Yao are going to join forces… Clearly, they’re pressured by Duan Ling Tian who has become an advanced Supreme God.”
“Unbelievable… A newcomer who’s been here for a few decades became so powerful so quickly…”
“I wonder how strong he has become… It’s possible that he’s the strongest person here…”
The other prodigies whispered among themselves as they looked at Duan Ling Tian, wondering how he would react. Most of them thought that Duan Ling Tian would compromise. Otherwise, he would need to face four opponents at once. Putting Shangguan Jun and Sun Zhi Yao aside, Ao Long Yu and Tian Hu would definitely kill Duan Ling Tian if the opportunity arose.
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian looked at Shangguan Jun and Sun Zhi Yao and said nonchalantly, “I’m afraid none of you’re able to stop me from killing them…”
The prodigies were all shocked by Duan Ling Tian’s words.
Shangguan Jun scoffed. “How presumptuous!”
“Why don’t you give it a try?” Sun Zhi Yao said indignantly.
Duan Ling Tian raised his hand. Following that, his doppelgangers from the law of space and law of time flew toward Shangguan Jun and Sun Zhi Yao. They did not engage in a fight with the two prodigies. Instead, they used the law of space and the law of time respectively to restrain the two prodigies. In terms of strength, the doppelgangers were naturally no match for Shangguan Jun and Sun Zhi Yao. In fact, Duan Ling Tian did not send his doppelgangers to defeat or kill the two prodigies, what he wanted to test was his doppelgangers’ abilities to restrain the two prodigies.
Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian said to Shangguan Jun and Sun Zhi Yao through Voice Transmission, “Gentlemen, we can still coexist peacefully as long as you don’t destroy my doppelgangers. Otherwise, I won’t hold back if I encounter both of you in the secret realm…”
Shangguan Jun and Sun Zhi Yao’s expressions darkened immediately.
At this time, Duan Ling Tian’s Divine Energy burst forth. At the same time, he cast the law of time and mobilized the energies of the Divine Tree of Life and the Five Divine Elements.
Like a huge seven-colored sword ray, Duan Ling Tian, who was brimming with his Divine Energy, the Divine Tree of Life’s vital energy, and the Five Divine Elements’ mysterious energies, shot toward Ao Long Yu and Tian Hu.
Boom! Boom! Boom!
Terrifying heat waves swept out into the surroundings, stirring up a violent wind in their wake.
In just a moment, a mountain range collapsed into a giant pit, stirring up a heavy cloud of dust.
“Hang in there! Young Master Jun will rescue us after the doppelgangers are destroyed!” Tian Hu cried out to Ao Long Yu as he mobilized his Divine Energy and cast his strongest law. He brought out his prominent divine artifact before he shot toward the huge seven-colored sword ray.
Upon seeing this, Ao Long Yu had no choice but to follow suit and join forces with Tian Hu.