Against Heaven's Will - Chapter 297 Surrender or Die
“I…” The young Dragon froze at Xuefeng’s gaze, unable to handle the pressure. “I’m not lying! He really wasn’t a member of Dragon Race!”
“Then why is your City Lord saying otherwise?” Xuefeng questioned while snapping his fingers to awaken sparks of Lightning from his palm. “Are you saying he is lying to me instead?”
“That’s right! I was there and I saw everything. They must have seen wrong from afar,” the young Dragon explained hurriedly as if his life depended on it and called out to everyone, “The person that was killed was a human who insulted our guests! He deserved his death!”
“Guests?” the City Lord repeated as he squinted his eyes at Xuefeng. “We are in the middle of the Sacred Month. When did you arrive at the Dragon Realm?”
The politeness in City Lord’s voice was thrown out of the window the moment Xuefeng threatened with his lightning. He wasn’t worried though as Ming had already informed him about the power difference.
‘Natural cultivation of Dragons and Phoenixes is special. They grow stronger with age and they never stop until they die. Although he doesn’t look old, his aura is comparable to Ancient Celestial at the fifth Level,’ Ming said calmly. ‘We shouldn’t have any problems facing him with Thunder Goddess by our side.’
“I don’t have a habit of replying to the same questions, but we came here today to admire the Dragon Realm we heard so much about. Who would have thought we would get harassed and stopped repeatedly?” Xuefeng called out annoyedly as he embraced Thunder Goddess’ waist. “We came here in peace yet you are ruining our trip and I’m starting to lose my patience.”
“You couldn’t have arrived today. That’s impossible,” the City Lord countered with a frown. “The Dragon Realm is closed and no one can get inside. I also already confirmed that your woman killed a member of our Race and now you are even threatening to kill more. By acting against the rules of the Dragon Realm, your trip ends now.”
Xuefeng was initially planning to befriend the Dragon Race and aim to gain their support but it seemed he had to change their mentality first.
As he always repeated, there was always a bigger fish in the ocean.
“Honey, how about we find a nice place to have a drink together?” Xuefeng asked softly after giving Thunder Goddess a kiss. “Also, feel free to kill anyone who tries to stop us. I know you have been resisting this whole time.”
Thunder Goddess showed a rare smile and returned the kiss as if to thank him. He could feel her hand squeeze him earlier so he could guess how irritated she was.
“You are not going anywhere,” the City Lord announced as he snapped his fingers and his guards roared at the sky. It momentarily alerted all Dragons in the city but Xuefeng wasn’t bothered at all.
“Come with us,” Xuefeng beckoned at the young Dragon. “You will lead us to the best restaurant in this city. Also, I hope you can testify for us later. We warned them to leave us alone but they didn’t listen.”
“Y-yes, Sir!” the young Dragon stuttered in response and swiftly transformed into his humanoid form as he hid behind them. “Please, protect me!”
He looked like a teenager just as Ming said so Xuefeng wasn’t worried about his opponents. Most of them looked just as young so he already expected them to run away as soon as their leader died.
“Oh, that’s only natural to take care of our guide,” Xuefeng replied and finally advanced with Thunder Goddess by his side.
By that time, the sky above the City was almost black from the emerging Dragons. Any of them would think they outnumbered them greatly but they didn’t know who they were up against.
“Surrender and face a fair trial or resist and die!” the City Leader shouted an ultimatum, to which Xuefeng only laughed.
“How about a third option? You will fuck off and stop bothering us or else we will kill you?” Xuefeng suggested in goodwill.
The City Lord’s face darkened and his body covered in flames as he transformed into a gigantic red Dragon, at least three times the size of others. He gawked at them with his huge red eyes and roared, signaling everyone to attack.
“I will leave him to you while I take care of the rest,” Xuefeng decided as he smacked Thunder Goddess’ butt for good luck and disappeared on the spot.
He teleported right in the middle of the sky with thousands of Dragons surrounding him and grasped his right wrist where all five of his Elemental Stones shone brightly.
‘I am counting on you two!’ Xuefeng called out in his mind, preparing to make an impact in this Realm.
Out of nowhere, the air in the Dragon Realm began to buzz as five Elemental Qi began to answer Xuefeng’s call. He closed his eyes and hundreds of his identical copies began to form. All of them awakened simultaneously and created Dragon Claws from their arms which shocked the Dragon Race.
“Come at me if you dare! I warned you to leave us alone!” Xuefeng challenged loudly with all his copies, making his voice break through the Dragon roars.
‘Whenever you kill anyone, make sure to collect their bodies. We can always extract their Blood Essence,’ Ling reminded despite controlling hundreds of clones. ‘Your Qi Materialization will only get stronger.’
‘Alright. Lead me to whoever attacks us. We will only kill in self-defense,’ Xuefeng informed and he didn’t need to wait long for the first victims.
Fire streams came from all directions and swallowed Xuefeng’s main body. He bathed in the flames which momentarily entered into his control and silenced them into nothingness.
“My turn,” Xuefeng called out in return and the whole battle froze.
He flew to his first target and stabbed his claws straight at the Dragon’s torso. It cut through the Dragon scales with ease and Xuefeng ripped his heart out right before collecting his body. A similar sequence repeated to the other three Dragons and Xuefeng posed with a Dragon Heart in his palm as he reverted the time back to normal.
“You messed with me, not the other way around,” Xuefeng reminded sternly while crushing the heart with his claws and teleported away to slay another unlucky soul.
His clones were basically his baits while he finished them one by one until they realized it was their battle to win. Even before the City Lord was slain, the young Dragons began to scatter in all directions, forcing him to give up on collecting more bodies.
‘Fifty-two is not bad,’ Ming praised after counting. ‘Their Blood Essence won’t be the best to create a Dragon Bloodline but we can still make good use of it. If you want a purer Bloodline, you need to kill older Dragons like that City Lord.’
Xuefeng finally gazed down at the City wall and smiled, realizing he was right at putting the trust in Thunder Goddess’ hands.
She was a straight-up bully!