Chapter 130: Yuan Ji’s Secret Trump Card, Exposed
Xia Jiajia inhaled a soft sigh as she bid Yuan Ji, Ling Feiyue, Xue Qianxue and Bai Qianfeng goodbye as they took off on their Spirit Crane.
Behind her were Shangguan Yan, Fairy Ye Chengxi, Hua Wuwu and Hua Baiyue.
Xia Jiajia cast a melancholy look as she pulled her sights from the departing Yuan Ji.
Shangguan Yan smiled, “Don’t worry, we will see them again very soon!”
Fairy Ye Chengxi nodded lightly to Shangguan Yan but her heavenly eyes were still on the Spirit Crane that was fast disappearing into a dot in the heavens, “We will definitely will.”
Xia Jiajia turned around as she held gently onto the hands of Shangguan Yan and Fairy Ye Chengxi, “It must be hard on the two of you all this while. I hope that I didn’t give you a big fright.”
“Not at all. Now that we know it is you, we are quite relieved now.” Fairy Ye Chengxi smiled.
Shangguan Yan shifted her elegant eyes and made a soft laughter, “Sister Jiajia, why did you bash Brother Yuan Ji in such an awful manner. You totally didn’t give him any face at all.”
When Fairy Ye Chengxi had heard her, she sighed softly. “That Undying Fighting Spirit of his is making his actions look a little comedical.”
Hua Wuwu and Hua Baiyue were giggling by the side when they had heard Fairy Ye Chengxi. They were able to taunt Yuan Ji in the past because of it.
Xia Jiajia lowered her head and brushed against the gentle slope of her long hair. She inhaled silently before she turned to everyone to say, “Do you know that he had lost to me on purpose.”
Xia Jiajia explained quietly, “He obviously knows that I have the stronger profound power and yet he did not hesitate to receive my attack. He is just trying to gauge our disparity so that he will be better prepared next time.”
Shangguan Yan returned a startled gasp, “That is right. Brother Yuan Ji has always taught us never to meet power with power. With his speed attack, he can naturally weaken Sister Jiajia’s profound attack and he won’t be a clown.”
Fairy Ye Chengxi had a sudden realization as well. “But yet, he allowed himself to be beaten into a pathetic state. But why?”
She averted her eyes, “Chengxi is not as smart as both sisters. Please enlighten me!”
Xia Jiajia said quietly, “This is his way of protecting my face and also to keep my profound arts a secret.”
Shangguan Yan smiled weakly, “It is more than that. He doesn’t want to hurt Sister Jiajia the least bit. Even though he may be saying so but his heart is doing otherwise.”
Xia Jiajia turned her beautiful back to look at the black dot with an alluring smile, “That’s right. He is a good man. He is actually stronger than Sword Saint Xiao Shenji. He is the strongest sword cultivator that I ever known.”
“He is stronger than Sword Saint Xiao Shenji?” Fairy Ye Chengxi asked curiously. She was a Sword Saintess but she could only see that Yuan Ji had been totally suppressed by Xia Jiajia.
Xia Jiajia nodded as she gave a wry smile, “Did you see how fast he can counter-attack with his sword energies attack? I was so startled that I was forced to use my Golden Nirvana Divine Skill.”
Fairy Ye Chengxi nodded, “But you have completely neutralized it.”
Xia Jiajia chuckled, “I saw his little fingers twitched. If I am not wrong, he can still release another sword energies attack in that narrow window but he suppressed the urge to do so. If I’m not wrong, he must have already mastered his Natural Instinct. Therefore the speed of channeling his profound energies should be shortened by a lot.”
Fairy Ye Chengxi gasped, “So this is his trump card? How do you know?”
Xia Jiajia chuckled softly as she looked at Hua Wuwu and Hua Baiyue, “Well, I have two lovely spies here. But that is only my guess. I have heard of this Natural Instinct before. It sounds easy to learn but is actually extremely difficult to begin with. The cultivator must first be at the saint level and his soul core must be quite pure. If I’m not strong, he must have visited the Dream Trial while he had visited Diviner Mo Ming.”
Hua Wuwu could not resist a chuckle, “He probably fails the Dream Trial and he can only learn his Natural Instinct to the basic level only. I’m quite sure that his soul core is extremely impure.”
Even Hua Baiyue was laughing too. “That’s right!”
Shangguan Yan asked curiously, “What is this Natural Instinct skill?” Although she was smart but she could not understand what was this skill was about.
Xia Jiajia explained patiently, “It is actually a heart intricate profound skill that can bend the spirit with the body and the soul as one. No matter how much a cultivator trains their reflexes, there is a limit. But with this Natural Instinct, the cultivator will be able to maximize their body’s latent potential. I think Yuan Ji may be trying to increase his speed attack even more and it is even possible to go over the limit with this heart intricate profound skill.”
Hua Wuwu giggled as she whispered to Hua Baiyue, “Sister, I think he is learning this skill to improve his stealth so that he can go around to peep at people. No wonder I feel that his fingers are so quick recently when he was removing our clothing. Or he is learning to tap his body potential so that he can handle his consorts…”
Xia Jiajia, Shangguan Yan, Fairy Ye Chengxi: …
Hua Baiyue had an awkward look as she kicked Hua Wuwu, “Sister, don’t talk rubbish in front of our mistress…”
“Ops, sorry.” Hua Wuwu bashfully lowered her head.
Xia Jiajia shook her head in resignation, “Wuwu, you are getting more and more outrageous. First you have a slip of your tongue, enabling Yuan Ji to find out about my identity and now you are talking rubbish.”
Hua Wuwu protested almost incoherently and she was looking extremely sheepish, “I’m…speaking…the…truth…”
Xia Jiajia sighed and decided to ignore her for now.
She turned to Shangguan Yan and Fairy Ye Chengxi to say, “Do you know anything about this Bai Qianfeng? She was really quiet when she was around us.”
“Not a lot.” They answered at the same time.
“There were only the four of you when you had arrived plus a nine-tail spirit fox. But after she had appeared, the nine-tail spirit fox was no longer around. She is the nine-tail spirit fox?”
Fairy Ye Chengxi nodded. “She is.”
Xia Jiajia inhaled deeply, “She isn’t human?”
Xia Jiajia explained, “No cultivators can transform themselves into a spirit beast or into something else. Therefore she is definitely not human.”
Hua Baiyue gasped, “Don’t tell me that she really is a ten thousand year old spirit fox that can take human form?”
Even Fairy Ye Chengxi, Shangguan Yan and Hua Wuwu were startled. “She is really not human?”
“Will Yuan Ji be in danger?” Fairy Ye Chengxi asked hastily. Then she shook her head, “I can tell that she loves Yuan Ji a lot. She is always quietly looking at him. I’m certain that she won’t harm him.”
Shangguan Yan nodded to agree with Fairy Ye Chengxi. “I can tell that she won’t harm Brother Yuan Ji too.”
Xia Jiajia said, “I do not know but she is definitely a mystery.”