Chapter 535: Lightning Speed Battle!
Chapter 535: Lightning Speed Battle!
Even though Tang Li Xue's speed was already extremely fast, like a gust of wind, but the speed of the spiky-furred orange fox was much faster than Tang Li Xue's since it transformed into a streak of orange lightning!
In a blink of an eye, the spiky-furred orange fox was already more than ten meters further from Tang Li Xue!
Tang Li Xue also did not hesitate to use the divine ability she copied from this spiky-furred orange fox just now!
Tang Li Xue's silver furry figure instantly transformed into a streak of silver lightning!
The perfect copy was also used [Lightning Form] simultaneously with Tang Li Xue!
Two flashes of silver lightning and one flash of orange lightning were chasing after each other from one corridor to another corridor!
Then the orange lightning turned to the left side and entered the narrow channel without even decreasing its speed at all!
But Tang Li Xue and her perfect copy were different, they just copied [Lightning Form] only a few moments ago.
Both of them did not even have any time to familiarize themselves with this [Lightning Form], so they clearly could not control this [Lightning Form] as good as the spiky-furred orange fox.
"Damn it~! I cannot..." The perfect copy cursed, but before she could finish her words, one of the two silver streaks of lightning struck the solid wall in front of her.
After the perfect copy in her [Lightning Form] struck the solid wall, she turned back into her normal fox form.
Meanwhile, Tang Li Xue could barely turn to the left side and keep up with the spiky-furred orange fox.
BUZZ~!!! BUZZ~!!! BUZZ~!!!
However, her silver flash of lightning rubbed harshly onto the wall as she almost crashed onto the wall too like her perfect copy!
"Sh*t~! That was a close one~!" Tang Li Xue muttered as she sighed in relief.
Honestly, if not for [Extreme Speed], [Super Speed], and [Wings of Freedom]'s effect that increased her reaction speed by many times, and [Wind God's Eyes] which grant her the ability to see the surrounding clearly even in this [Lightning Form], then Tang Li Xue would also crash onto the wall like her perfect copy.
High-grade divine abilities like this orange fox's [Lightning Form], Silly Fox's [Lightning of Destruction], or Instructor Mei Lan's [Demonic Tune] need an extremely high level of control to wield it properly, so they could show their true power.
Meanwhile, it took a lot of practice to reach a high level of control to wield it properly!
That was the reason why Tang Li Xue rarely copied Silly Fox's [Lightning of Destruction] or Instructor Mei Lan's [Demonic Tune] with her [Mirror of the Moon] before.
When Tang Li Xue copied and used the [Lightning Form] from this orange fox, she once again realized the shortcoming of her [Mirror of the Moon].
'Tsk~! I should think about how to cover this [Mirror of the Moon]'s shortcomings later after this Foxes Hunting Festival is over. Since this weakness might be quite fatal in a life and death battle in the future...' Tang Li Xue thought in her heart.
Of course, that was the problem to solve later.
Tang Li Xue's only task right now was to snatch the treasure box from the spiky-furred orange fox before the time was up!
Her perfect copy activated [Lightning Form] again, then turned into a streak of lightning to catch up with Tang Li Xue and the spiky-furred orange fox.
Unfortunately, it was already too late.
In only a few seconds, both Tang Li Xue and the spiky-furred orange fox were already several channels away from the perfect copy!
Two lightning streaks, orange lightning and silver lightning, were keep chasing each other!
Tang Li Xue was currently a bit faster than the spiky-furred orange fox because she was still in [Divine Possession] mode with Yaya!
Tang Li Xue as a flash of silver lightning managed to catch up with the orange flash of lightning, but the spiky-furred orange fox skillfully took a sudden right turn and entered the narrow channel on the right side.
Tang Li Xue hastily slowed down and also took a right turn toward the narrow channel on the right side, but it made her fall behind the spiky-furred orange fox by one or two breaths!
The spiky-furred orange fox cleverly took a few twists and turns across several narrow channels leaving Tang Li Xue further and further behind!
This was Tang Li Xue's first lightning-speed battle, so she was clearly not used to this yet.
'Damn it~! This is bad... The current energy consumption is much more rapid than I thought! Moreover, the lightning-speed battle like this is wearing me down physically and mentally!' Tang Li Xue concluded with a solemn expression.
One single mistake or deviation could make Tang Li Xue crash onto the wall, ceiling, or the water below, and it would slow down her a lot!
Thankfully, her [Auto Correction] divine ability could cover all tiny mistakes or deviations Tang Li Xue made until now, so she could still barely chase after the spiky-furred orange fox.
But still... The pressure Tang Li Xue received in [Lightning Form] was not small, and she also could not even breathe when she was moving around in [Lightning Form]!
Only less than three minutes had passed since the spiky-furred orange fox got the treasure box and ran away, but Tang Li Xue felt as if it was already three days.
'Calm down, Tang Li Xue~! Be patient and the right timing will certainly come...' Tang Li Xue thought to calm down her anxious heart when she saw the spiky-furred orange fox getting farther away from her.
Just when the orange streak of lightning took another turn to the left corridor, another silver lightning suddenly came in the opposite direction!
"UUURRRYYAAAAAAAAHHH~!!!" The perfect copy shouted as she gritted her fangs.
She charged toward the orange lightning while still in the form of silver lightning, with the intention to crash head-on onto the spiky-furred orange fox!
The spiky-furred orange fox was startled. It failed to sense the perfect copy because she activated [Art of Concealment] to cover her trace, breath, and aura.
'Woahhhh~!!! Good job~!' Tang Li Xue encouraged her perfect copy in astonishment from behind with their mental connection.
The spiky-furred orange fox might be taken aback, but it did not panic at all since it already faced this kind of similar situation many times before.
Just when the silver lightning almost crashed into it, the surrounding speed suddenly slowed down a lot and entered slow motion in the spiky-furred orange fox's vision, then it calmly flashed in the zigzag pattern without even slowing down its speed!
It managed to completely avoid Tang Li Xue's perfect copy without being touched at all!
After the spiky-furred orange fox easily dodged and passed, the perfect copy came toward Tang Li Xue instead right now!
"Tsk, you are so useless~!" Tang Li Xue ridiculed her perfect copy mercilessly.
The perfect copy: "....."
When her perfect copy almost crashed into Tang Li Xue, Tang Li Xue hastily un-summoned her using [Twin Moons] divine ability so they would not crash onto each other.
Then she summoned her perfect copy again while giving instructions with their mental connection: "That orange fox is too fast. At this rate, we will never catch up to it! Try to slow him down again. This time, try to use [Energy Manipulation] instead."
Despite doing all of those, Tang Li Xue also did not slow down her speed since she did not want to get further from the spiky-furred orange fox.
Tang Li Xue started to ponder deeply: 'I am clearly faster than it in the straight path, but I need to slow down each time I turn... Strange, how come it did not slow down every time it turns?'
'Because its control over [Lightning Form] is much better than mine? But that zigzag dodge is a brilliant move... Doing that without slowing down its speed should be impossible, but that orange fox could do it so easily just now!'
'I see... There is only one reason left. That orange fox should have another divine ability that can be used perfectly with this [Lightning Form]. Just like Instructor Lan's [Demonic Tune] and [Heavenly Sound]!' Tang Li Xue concluded in her mind.
However, that was not Tang Li Xue's current biggest problem...
Tang Li Xue's biggest problem was that her current stamina and energy could only last for another three or four more minutes!
But there were still around seven more minutes left right now before the time was up!
Meanwhile, the perfect copy analyzed the spiky-furred orange fox's current route from the [Mapping Sense]'s tracker that she had already secretly put on the spiky-furred orange fox before.
Since she wanted to build a trap with [Energy Manipulation] and catch the spiky-furred orange fox off guard like before, the perfect copy needed to guess the orange fox's next route first.
while Tang Li Xue was getting more and more anxious when the spiky-furred orange fox was getting farther from her with every turn, so she decided to make an earlier move!
Just as the spiky-furred orange fox took another turn, Tang Li Xue suddenly teleported to the shadow right in front of the orange lightning!
In that instant, the flash of silver lightning met face-to-face against the flash of orange lightning!
When the streak of orange lightning used another zigzag move to dodge the silver lightning, the silver lightning also turned around and followed the orange lightning!
CRACK~!!! CRACK~!!! BUZZ~!!! BUZZ~!!! BUZZ~!!!
The silver lightning and the orange lightning were flashing and flying side by side while making a loud lightning friction sound!