Chapter 17: Zi Linglong’s Sinister Berserk State
The two quickly dashed within the darkness; their movements were nimble and sharp. At this moment, the sky was surging, and the purple lightning ignited the entire sky.
Heavy showers crashed down.
Moving through the torrential rain at haste, they soon returned to the original area where they had met the two children. They seemed to be searching for something. Suddenly, the lightning flashed again, illuminating the earth. There, in front of them, was a “person”.
The “person” in front of them was about the same height as Long Shiyan. She was firmly standing in place; her small fists were tightly clenched, and a pair of bloody eyes coldly stared at them.
From head to toe, her body was black without even a smidgen of normal human skin. It was as if it were being stained with black charcoal. Only a pair of strange red pupils contrasted with the blackness, like a ghost from the underworld.
It didn’t seem like a human being at all.
The two exchanged looks with each other as they planned to wait and see.
The strange being made a chilling howl, like a wild beast. She violently exploded past her original position with quick movements as her black fist slammed into the woman holding Long Shiyan.
As she grunted, the woman flew into the air, vomiting a few mouthfuls of blood. Long Shiyan was freed from her clutches. Although she was still muddle-headed, the woman quickly acted, smoothly landing onto the ground as she watched that sinister being. Her face was filled with horror.
“A moment ago…wasn’t that thing just an ordinary girl?” The woman stared at her chest, and then, at the shadow. “How…how could this be?”
Her illusions were completely useless.
Heavy rain poured down. Long Shiyan was soaked, and her wounds were particularly painful, but they were definitely less shocking than the events unfolding in front of her.
“System, could you tell me what is going on? Is…that Zi Linglong?!” Long Shiyan asked the system, moving her body to hide in a small broken house.
“Yes, Host.” System Qian Qian paused. “She awakened to save you.”
“You mean that she went berserk!” Long Shiyan’s expression could not help but change. Was this system really trying to save her? Then, as expected, it was really…
“Yes, you can put it that way.”
“Why did she suddenly become like this!” Long Shiyan swept her eyes and snarled toward the sky. Zi Linglong slowly approached Ye Ge as she was completely different from her original self. The first violent outburst of Zi Linglong should have occurred a few years later, but during the present time period, it arrived in advance.
“It couldn’t be helped! In order to save you, I had no choice but to use this unsophisticated method.” System Qian Qian sighed. “You have to quickly eliminate the changes caused by the butterfly effect, or else, you won’t know what will happen in the future.”
“What have you done?” Long Shiyan’s cold eyes swept at the pearl. As she questioned that, a scream resounded along with the sounds of rain. She quickly looked around and saw that Ye Ge was laying on the ground in a pool of blood.
She appeared to be dead.
“Hey, run for it! She’s watching you!” System Qian Qian yelled anxiously, “She is currently in a state where she cannot recognize friends from foe. Be careful, she might end up trying to kill you too.”
Long Shiyan gritted her teeth, stood up, and stealthily moved past the corner. After Zi Linglong glanced at Long Shiyan, she quickly moved toward the black-robed man, who was still adding fire onto her.
Zi Linglong shattered several fire snakes in one punch, but she did not dodge the rest of the fire snakes. From those snakes, she was knocked into the air as her body smashed into the wall beside her.
But she quickly climbed up without suffering from too much damage. She continued to rush back to the black-robed man’s position.
The black-robed man evaded her as they entered a broken house.
He was out of luck. Under heavy rain, his fire magic couldn’t have the same intensity as its original power. Every time he used his magic, he had to consume a terrifying amount of vitality.
Long Shiyan hid behind a corner, secretly watching the two fight as she gritted her teeth.
Help Zi Linglong? She thought that it would be unnecessary. Although Zi Linglong was berserk, her combat power rivaled that of sixth-level fighters. Furthermore, since she could not be affected by illusions, she could easily overpower the illusionist without close combat skills.
The rainstorm persisted. Zi Linglong continued to beat up the weakened fire magician.
Long Shiyan was worried that after Zi Linglong had defeated her opponent, she would turn her eyes at Long Shiyan. She believed that she will certainly be killed by Zi Linglong’s violent fist.
Long Shiyan tore a part of her own clothes off and then walked into the rain. While drenched in torn clothing, she slowly stood up and quietly moved toward Zi Linglong.
“Host, what are you intending to do? The situation is dire and you must hurry and escape. Once she finishes off the magician, she will become a huge problem. Naturally, she will attack you next,” System Qian Qian appeared in front of Long Shiyan and urgently shouted at her, however, she continued to press on.
“How could I not try to save her when she became like this in order to save me?” Long Shiyan braved through the heavy rain and endured pain as she quietly inched closer. Zi Linglong’s current state wasn’t good. Although she seemed powerful, it was only due to her magic and special constitution.
As long as there was a sixth-level swordsman at the same level as her, it would easy to beat her. But if Zi Linglong faced an expert, then Long Shiyan would not know what the outcome would be.
How could she abandon the person she picked up?
“Wait, wait a second, don’t be impulsive! Presently, you are only a second-level warrior, yet you want to go against someone equal to a sixth-level swordsman? She won’t be like the assassins, who were being merciful to you. Besides, you are still injured.” System Qian Qian was very distressed, continuously shouting beside her. If someone couldn’t hear its voice, then that person would have to be deaf.
Long Shiyan hid in the grass and rested for a moment. She slightly swept her gaze at the blue pearl and did not speak.
“In any case, you have successfully prevented her from contacting Long Aotian and completed the mission. You also earned a lot of points. Even if you give up on her, it won’t have much of an impact on you. If you want to help, then you can try seeking outside help. After all, using your life to gamble is very risky.” System Qian Qian analyzed the pros and cons next to her.
Long Shiyan did not reply, but continued to move, slowly approaching the duo who were still fighting. As long as she rushed out the moment when Zi Linglong killed the magician and sealed her eyes with her soaked clothes, she could restore Zi Linglong back to normal.
In the original work, Long Aotian had used this method to save her many times, even though he had been beaten up several times in the process.
When System Qian Qian saw that she didn’t listen to its words, it couldn’t help but be anxious. “Hey, Long Shiyan. Didn’t you hear me? In order to fulfill your goals, you must learn how to give up and protect yourself. That should be the most important thing.”
“I am human.” Long Shiyan stared at the duo whose battle had reached its climax and said calmly, “Although it is necessary to fulfill my goals using underhanded means, I can not do it by betraying my friends. In any case, granted that you wish to make more achievements in the future, you will be alone. Forever.”
“No one will understand you and no one will be able to communicate with you.”
“Ay! I really don’t understand how you humans think.” System Qian Qian sighed. “She’s just a servant that you got to know for one day. Is she really worth it? Then again, you have no means of winning against her. Right now, your strength is too low.”
“There is no betraying; it’s nothing more than abandoning her.”
Long Shiyan did not answer but took a quick glance at it. She had to say that what the system had said was very reasonable, but she, Zi Linglong, trusted her. Although they only knew each other for one day, Zi Linglong still chose to go berserk in order to save her.
And this was obviously instigated by the system. Zi Linglong herself wouldn’t know how to awaken the Red Yin Demon Body. It was needless to say that she was the one that had to save Zi Linglong.
This was the so-called situation where you would abandon the car to save the person inside.
“You truly wish to save her?” System Qian Qian noticed that the distance between them was less than ten meters. It became flustered. “You are using your life to gamble. If you can’t seal her eyes, then you should be aware of the result.”
“You haven’t resurrected your parents yet. Are you sure you should really gamble your life now?”
“Reconsider it. After all, you aren’t a bug-like entity like Long Aotian. You’re just a mortal. Not only will you die, but your parents will also never be resurrected because of your death.”
System Qian Qian’s harsh words were like a clap of thunder. Long Shiyan’s mind was blank, and even the real thunder and lightning in the sky couldn’t stop her.
She moved through the heavy rain as she pleased. Her small fists clenched tightly, and she gritted her teeth.
“Whoosh…” The black, berserk Zi Linglong was entangled in a fire snake. The clothes on her body had already been burnt away by the flames, but the black skin on her body was similar to resilient scales and could not burn.
She growled; her eyes staring coldly at the fire magician. Although the fire snakes were tightly wrapping her body, it could not be sustained for a long time under her desperate resistance.
At the same time, the black-robed man was also in a sorry state. The black robe on his body had already been ripped, revealing a pale face. His thigh had been seriously injured, and it was difficult for him to move. Sooner or later, he will be finished.
He leaned against the broken houses and hid from the rain, but his body shivered and his eyes looked at Zi Linglong with fear. It was awful. He thought that he could hide in the house and leave her out in the heavy rain, but he never imagined that his fire magic would have absolutely no effect at all.
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