Female Protagonist is a Blackened Villainess (GL) - Chapter 61
Chapter 61: Bitter Encounter with a Formidable Enemy
Translator & Editor: Nothingisit4me
(TLN: Thank you to the donor who supported this extra chapter!)
“Are you strong? If not, then you’re not my opponent!” The old man laughed heartily as douqi poured into his sword. He countered Long Shiyan’s “Glorious Heart” and pulled some distance once again.
However, Long Shiyan was not influenced by his words. She expressionlessly leaped into the air. Once again, her “Glorious Heart” was activated, but the result was the same. The old man did not move a muscle and ridiculed, “Your attacks are futile against me!” As soon as he exerted all his strength to attack her, Long Shiyan was blown away.
Long Shiyan stabilized her body and wiped the blood off from the corner of her mouth. She glared at the old man, who was similarly wiping the blood off his lips. Since their strength was equal, they had to put in all of their efforts, otherwise, they wouldn’t be able to win.
Long Shiyan glanced at the students around them who had yet to disperse. They would sustain heavy injuries or even die due to the consequences of their fight, which would be a disaster.
“You have strength, but you still killed His Highness!” The old man suddenly flew into a rage and came at her with his sword. “This is absolutely unforgivable!” He roared, shaking the first martial arts hall.
The winds raged; his attack was not weak.
“Godly Ability: Transcending One’s Spirits!”
Long Shiyan also had no other option but to use all of her power to attack him straightforwardly. The explosion that resulted from the collision of powers was even stronger than the one Long Aotian caused yesterday.
The old man abruptly lost concentration but quickly recovered. However, his powers could not completely resist against Long Shiyan. He was knocked down and blasted into the ground, forming a pit and receiving serious injuries.
“Insignificant tricks!” The old man glared at her with rapt attention in spite of his wounds. His sword once again tried to hack at her with violent gales following his attack.
“Godly Ability: Transcending One’s Spirits!” Long Shiyan also had no other option than using consecutive godly consummate skills.
“Your moves are futile to me!” The old man watched her coldly; he angrily said. “Don’t use those damnable tricks. They’re useless! You have quite some guts to dare attack me head-on.”
Indeed, they were both all power-types, and perhaps attacking him head-on was the best choice.
“You should give up!” Long Shiyan’s épée blocked the broadsword, completely exhausting her strength and resistance. She then tried to dispel his willpower with words. “The moment you were distracted has put you at a disadvantage. Now, you are merely an arrow at the end of its flight, so you aren’t my opponent any longer.”
(TLN: “An arrow at the end of its flight” is an idiom that means “spent force” or “he had used up his strength” in context.)
“So what about that?!” The old man sneered. “Even if I die, I will drag you down with me.”
“You can’t drag me down with you; your current strength can’t kill me! Furthermore, my school’s reinforcements will arrive soon,” Long Shiyan said.
Even though Long Shiyan said, she did not truly count on her school’s reinforcements.
“That’s the reason why I want to take you down with me as soon as possible!” The old man laughed madly; he showed that he was ready for death. He increased the output of his douqi, clearly using his life force on this move.
“Huh?” Long Shiyan’s pupils shrank. Then, she suddenly quit trying to fight against the old man. She ignored the pain in the pit of her stomach and moved quickly. She blocked some of the douqi that spread around uncontrollably, saving the lives of several junior students. After, she dashed again to help some of the upperclassmen who were having trouble with resisting the old man’s douqi.
After that, she finally spat a few mouthfuls of blood.
“Hahaha, you’re hurt!” The old man noticed her situation and abruptly burst out into loud laughter. “Now, we are in the same condition. Do you still think that I can’t take you down with me?” Then he suddenly flashed a strange smile and dashed towards her. His sword hacked towards a dumbfounded student.
Long Shiyan also quickly followed him, blocking the sword from harming the student.
“T—thank you!” The girl had a frightened expression across her face.
Long Shiyan slightly glanced at her and gently said, “Leave, go far away from here.”
At this moment, the entire martial arts hall number one was in disorder.
However, the scene was much better than what happened with yesterday’s enchantment. This was because the competition was today and since it was a major event, there were many security personnel and teachers present.
These teachers varied in strength, but this incident happened so suddenly. They were obstructed by the turmoil around them, which caused them to become entangled within the crowd as they needed to squeeze past the masses.
Because the area was too wide and the crowds were in disarray, it was difficult for the teachers to come over since most did not have flying skills.
Rather, even if they did come over and witness the old man’s formidable powers, they would not dare to rashly deal with him. Instead, it was their duty to protect the other students.
“Sure enough! You—” The old man laughed a few times, but did not risk his life to face her. Once again, he widened the distance from her and rushed toward the crowd. His speed wasn’t fast as if he was intentionally waiting for Long Shiyan to follow.
Because he noticed that Long Shiyan would not simply watch the people around her get killed, he knew that she would stake her own life to protect them. Therefore, he also came up with the strategy of focusing his attacks on the crowd.
Unexpectedly, the violent gale appeared before the crowd, terrifying them. While the crowd was not lacking in strong eighth-level experts and outside forces, there were also weaker teachers and students among them.
“Godly Ability: Transcending One’s Spirits!”
Long Shiyan once again blocked his formidable move, but because of how urgent she had to be, her posture was amiss. She was then completely struck down into the ground, creating a deep pit.
When the old man noticed an opportunity, he leaped up and frantically roared, “Just! Go! Die!”
“Wild! Magical! Sword! Attack!”
“Godly Ability: Transcending One’s Spirits!”
With the collision of their powers, the surrounding people were sent into the air. The weaker folks lost consciousness, and while they did not die, they would sustain serious injuries or might even gain some mental traumas.
What about Long Shiyan and the old man?
Long Shiyan was still expressionless, resisting the old man’s force. Meanwhile, the old man’s complexion was red. He madly howled as his blade was enveloped in red.
Long Shiyan frowned. “Self-explosion!?”
If this was a self-explosion, then she would die even if she were a god.
“Are you finally scared?” The old man looked at the slight change in expression on her face and couldn’t help but laugh. To be able to see the fear on his enemy’s expression in the face of death, how interesting and satisfying it was.
Finally, finally, he could exact his revenge!
But at this moment, some teachers have arrived at last. However, only some who had rushed over would attack while others didn’t. Since he was exploding himself, more than half of this room would most likely be decimated.
Regardless, the old man did not pay attention to their attacks.
“Innate skill ability: Metamorphosis!”
At this moment, Long Shiyan suddenly became a cat—a huge cat as big as a house. She swung her tail, sending the old man flying. Afterward, her body gradually transformed into many small beads.
These countless beads hit the old’s head.
“Innate skill ability: Soul Destroyer!”
When all the beads disappeared, the small Long Shiyan returned.
The old man took a few steps back, looking at her with a shocked expression as if he had seen a monster. This lass had even prevented his self-explosion with a mental attack. This lass actually had this kind of powerful ability.
“Take him away.”
Her voice wasn’t loud but it was still clear and authoritative.
They all stared at her blankly. Take him away? Take who? That old man?
“His self-explosion was interrupted by me, so he is now crippled,” Long Shiyan said.
“Hahaha, crippled! Crippled!” The old man laughed wildly. “Your Holy Spirit School bullies others too much. After killing my prince, you teachers and students only defended yourselves. Do you really think that others fear you? Hehe! So you do have some ability. I have been fighting you here for too long, but I know that no strong Saints will come over. The ninth-level experts are hiding the truth and acting gutless. Nowadays, both the Saints of your school and our own have disappeared, right?”
The old man’s eyes scanned the nearby ninth-level teachers and members of the Holy Spirit Group.
Sure enough, when they heard the old man, a small number of insiders showed a subtle change in expression that was easily captured by the old man.
“As expected! As expected!” The old man clicked his tongue and yelled, “Our Luoji Empire is not afraid of your Holy Spirit Magic School! After I die, within half a month, our Imperial army will bring a hundred magic crystal cannons to level your Holy Spirit Magic School. Are you ready to be destroyed?!” After the old man finished, he vomited a few mouthfuls of blood and died.
The atmosphere was dead silent.
“Dig a pit and bury his body along with the body of the Luoji prince. Their belongings should be handed over to the Holy Spirit Group,” Long Shiyan said; she turned and dragged her giant sword toward the crowd.
No one dared to speak. The crowd parted, opening a path for her to leave. They simultaneously watched her until she disappeared into the distance.
A majority of the onlookers had dumbfounded expressions. After a while, they began whispering amongst themselves, discussing the topic of the old man and Long Shiyan.
“What are you all doing?!” an injured man suddenly yelled, “hurry up and check on the wounded, take them to the infirmary, and then inform the workers to repair the facilities.”
Everyone snapped back to reality and handled his orders without delay.
Long Shiyan dragged her épée and walked to an obscure location where no one around. Sitting on the stone steps beside the flowerbed, she leaned against a large stone, closed her eyes, and left her épée aside.
System Qian Qian appeared and floated to her.
“You are hurt. Hurry and go to Zi Linglong; let her find someone to treat you,” she said as she approached her.
“I want to rest a bit.”
“You don’t have to force yourself; you used so many of your magic powers, yet you say that you’re fine. Are you serious? Moreover, I’m not sure if you could use your innate skill ability freely. Nowadays, I don’t know what kind of side effects will occur.” The system had a look of concern across her face.
“If I didn’t use it, I would have died.” Long Shiyan opened her eyes and stared at the sky for a long time. After that, she said, “My body is recovering very quickly, and I should be able to return to normal as soon as possible.” She breathed softly; her two eyes were dull as if she were extremely exhausted.
Observing the little girl who was physically and mentally exhausted, the system was completely unable to say anything. Although she said that she would recover soon, how could that be possible?! She was forced to use her godly inheritance and innate skill ability, which would cause her recovery powers to significantly reduce. Perhaps, it would cause some hidden defects or other unknown side effects.
Her body was created by the power of the Flower God and the powers that the system gathered. It was formed by the blood of the seven-tailed beast cat. Since it was completely compatible with her soul, giving this body up was nearly impossible.
“Hey, Qian Qian.” Long Shiyan breathed evenly; her eyes gazed into the distance. “If I fought against Long Aotian right now, could I defeat him?”
“You, are you joking with me?!”
“It might not be possible to beat any time soon! But if I meet him tomorrow, or if I meet him the day after tomorrow, will I be able to beat him?” Long Shiyan closed her eyes.
The system did not answer; the answer was clear.
“You said it before, but could the school still survive?” Long Shiyan continued.
“I don’t know!” The system also felt helpless. “I didn’t think that the will of this world would come up with such a plan to bring your downfall.”
“When was I exposed?”
“You were most likely exposed when you stopped Long Aotian and Zhan Yan, but the will of the world didn’t immediately act. I didn’t expect that it would soon cause this big of an incident. It directly dragged the entire Luoji Empire here and also revealed the school’s internal conflict to them. Sooner or later, the world will be in turmoil.” The system sighed. The reason for the situation was very simple. Why didn’t she think of it before?!
As long as the will of the world controlled the prince and then made Long Shiyan “kill” him, it would cause the ninth-level fighter under the prince to go mad. Because of that, that ninth-level fighter threw away everything to get revenge on Long Shiyan.
The two were evenly matched, but he couldn’t defeat Long Shiyan, who was at the peak of the ninth-level and unparalleled among those within her level. But as long as her powers were weakened, the madman should be able to defeat her.
However, the results exceeded their expectations.
Both the system and will of the world were not able to predict that Long Shiyan would forcefully unlock her godly inheritance abilities and innate skill abilities. However, her mind and body could not support those abilities continuously. Despite that, even if one did not mention Long Aotian, any powerful enemy would find it difficult to defeat her.
The chess piece had finished the mission with a 200% completion rate. Moreover, it also exposed the internal conditions of the school to the foreign powers, attracted the forces of an outside empire, and caused the other forces to become restless to verify if the information they received was true.
This was bringing 500 times more trouble than necessary to complete the task!
Worthy of celebrating! Congratulations!
(TLN: The last part sounded like sarcasm to me. Not sure if it was a reference to something or not.)