Chapter 152 152: Accident!
Chapter 152 152: Accident!
Tang Li Xue did not have any confidence that she could find a loophole in this sealed space made by the master level inscriptionist but at least she would still choose to try to find it rather than give up without trying.
Tang Li Xue even canceled her [Transfiguration] divine ability and went back to her fox form so she could fight at her full strength if needed.
She proceeded carefully in her [Ethereal Form] while kept observing everything around her.
The same road she passed every day, the same buildings she saw every day but no one at all along this road!
She was trying her best to find a loophole of this sealed space so she could escape as soon as possible from here since the longer she was trapped in here, the more intense the dangerous feeling she felt but unfortunately before she could do that...
An ear-deafening destructive explosion happened out of nowhere, destroying almost all east part buildings, and even the road where Tang Li Xue stood was full of cracks.
Tang Li Xue also could not escape from the destructive explosion's shockwave and flew away for tens of meters.
Fortunately, she was still in her [Ethereal Form] so her furry tiny body passed through all material like the solid walls and obstacles without any resistance. If she was not in her [Ethereal Form], she would already crash onto several walls, tables, doors, etc, and injured heavily in the end.
Tang Li Xue got up and checked her furry body for a moment. She sighed in relief when she did not find any injuries and her HP also still full just like before.
Tang Li Xue started to hesitate between running far away from the source of explosion or approaching the source of explosion to find the cause.
Tang Li Xue thought for a moment: 'If it continues like this I will never be able to find the exit from this sealed space and who knows how long this sealed space will last. It looks like I have no choice other than looking for a space crack at that source of the explosion! Hopefully, that explosion is strong enough to create a tiny crack in this sealed space so I can sneak out without being found by anyone!'
Tang Li Xue gritted her teeth as her topaz blue eyes shone with a firm determination. She approached the source of the explosion carefully with her [Ethereal Form] kept activating.
She immediately lowered her head and stopped moving when her sharp ears that already enhanced many times by [Advanced Sense of Hearing] skill managed to hear something.
"Give up! You cannot win against me. Give me that 'thing' now and I will let you live!"
"You... cough... cough... My Lord will never spare you for this! You better..."
"Shut up! I have enough of your nonsense! It's useless for you to stall for more time! You are in my sealed space right now and you will never be able to escape from here unless I lift the array by myself. Give it to me right now or DIE!"
"Okay... Okay, I get it. But you must swear to spare me after I give you the item!"
"I swear I will let you go if you give me that 'thing'. Now give it to me!"
Tang Li Xue could only hear their voices. She was still too far from them added with all of this smoke, dust, and ruins that hindering her vision, she could not even see the silhouette of those two clearly.
Tang Li Xue could only guess their gender from their voices. The one who threatens was a male while the one who got threatened was a female!
Tang Li Xue also did not dare to move closer to them since she could already sense their terrifying pressure and aura emitting out from the place where those two were right now.
These two were surely many times stronger than her. In front of their eyes, Tang Li Xue was probably no more than an ant that accidentally stuck in their cage.
But they would surely kill her if they found out that she was accidentally stuck here to eliminate all living witnesses. Like what everyone always saying: only dead men tell nothing.
Tang Li Xue grimaced as if she was accidentally swallowing a fly. She really found it hard to believe that she could accidentally stumble upon a great conflict between the strong foxes after entered the Myriad Foxes Academy for only two days!
'What rotten luck! I can't believe my luck still did not change at all compared with my previous life even with all of these luck stats boosts I have right now!' Tang Li Xue cursed her luck in her mind.
The ring necklace on her neck has a luck increase attribute along with her martial soul after all! So how could her luck still so bad!
'Their fight already end. They will surely lift this array after that and I can sneak away from them without being found. Hopefully, everything will be working as I hoped.' Tang Li Xue silently prayed in her heart.
A few seconds of silence felt like a few hours long for Tang Li Xue as she gulped her saliva in nervousness.
"What the f*ck are you doing?! Are you really want to die so badly?!"
"You liar, how could you spare me after you get the item? You will certainly kill me to silence me, right?! Ptui... How dare you coveting My Lord's stuff?! I will bring you down to hell with me! AAAAAAAHHHHHH~!!!"
Thankfully, this time Tang Li Xue already made her preparation. She was already hiding behind a solid wall so the shockwave from their fierce battle did not make her tossed backward again like before.
'Holysh*t! Why the hell are they fighting again?! Can't you two just discuss this peacefully? How about dividing that whatever thing or item into two?!' Tang Li Xue lied down while scolded those two strong foxes in her heart.
However, the battle this time only lasted for a moment before it went silent again.
"Humph! What an impudent trash! A weakling like you wants to bring me down to hell with you? Dream on!"
"You... will... regret... it... My... lord... will... not... let... you..."
Tang Li Xue's tiny furry body shivered and her neck also felt cold. That last sound was so familiar to her. That was the last sound she heard when she died in the illusion made by the Bridge of Sincerity before.
Tap... Tap... Tap... Tap... Tap...
Tang Li Xue heard the sound of heavy steps getting closer to her right now.
'Dammit! Why does he need to come here at this timing?! Can he just head in the other direction?! Could it be he came here because he detected me? It's impossible, right? What to do?! Should I run as fast as I can from here or should I keep hiding here?'
Tang Li Xue started to regret it very much that she did not master the [Art of Concealment] yet since she did not have any spare time to learn it until now.
Tang Li Xue decided to close her eyes and recalled some important parts from the [Art of Concealment] swiftly.
She started to regulate her breathing and slowed down her heartbeat according to the instruction from the [Art of Concealment].
Her heart got a lot calmer. Her anxiousness and fear were fading away along with the scene around her. Her breath and heartbeat also got slower and slower.
This was her first time using it since she never even practiced it before so the effect was so limited and far from perfect but when it combined with her passive divine ability [Conceal] and her [Ethereal Form], it was enough to deceive that man and made him felt doubtful in his sense.
Tang Li Xue currently closed her eyes and all of her senses so she could not see or feel that the man was actually stood in front of the wall where she hid right now!
The man frowned as he raised his hand and.....
The solid wall in front of Tang Li Xue got smashed into smithereens and even the ground under Tang Li Xue was full of cracks.
"There really is no one here? Tsk... It looks like I become more paranoid because of this mission. How could someone sneak into this array made by the honorable one without being found by me?! Sigh... I really should get a holiday after this."
"I am afraid some officials will definitely come here soon to check. They should be able to sense the abnormal space fluctuation when I activated the array before. I must hurry and get away from here before they come but I should retrieve the honorable one's formation plate before that."
The man shook his head and sighed in relief then his figure vanished as he went away to where he set the core of the array before so he could turn off the array and take back the formation plate.
A few minutes after that man left, Tang Li Xue coughed violently. She felt really uncomfortable all over her body right now.
But Tang Li Xue still felt thankful for this technique since she could survive today's calamity thanks to it.
Tang Li Xue felt she should get away from this place as soon as possible but she also felt her curiosity kept urging her to check the dead body.
Tang Li Xue decided her choice after a few moments of thinking and whispered to herself in her mind: 'The fortune always prefers the brave one! Go, Tang Li Xue! Although, that man already took all that woman's belonging after killing her but at least, I can still get her beast core from her dead body! If I can get a [Rare] grade beast core, I can sell it for more than 50,000 credits later!'
Tang Li Xue dashed as fast as she could in her [Ethereal Form]. She still did not dare to turn off her [Ethereal Form] even now.
After she reached the place where those two fought before, Tang Li Xue saw a three-tailed grey fox corpse, and it was quite big too, almost as big as a steed.
'Woah, three tails... My guess is right! It's a [Rare] grade fox!' Tang Li Xue started to get more excited.
However, the condition of this fox corpse was quite bad right now. It seems that man used some kind of poisonous drug or medicine at the fox corpse.
The fur, flesh, bone, and blood were slowly melted away bit by bit and turned into the clear liquid like water. It would probably take ten minutes or so before this fox corpse turned completely into a puddle of clear liquid and no more evidence will be left behind.
Tang Li Xue's topaz blue eyes shone brighter when she saw that since it would mean no one will know if she took the beast core from this fox corpse before it melted away.
'What a waste! If I don't take the beast core, it will also melt and turn into liquid later, right? Tsk, so I did not do anything wrong at all! I am only making use of this beast core rather than letting it go to waste! What I am doing right now is to avoid wasting a resource!'
Tang Li Xue licked her lips and turned off her [Ethereal Form]. She tried to split open the fox corpse's chest with her sharp claws so she could take out the beast core from within it but the flesh and bones of this fox were still really tough.
Tang Li Xue thought for a while before she took out her golden [Inscription Pen] from her inventory system and used it to pry open the fox corpse's chest bit by bit.
The golden [Inscription Pen] was incomparably sharp. It could penetrate the fox corpse's bones and flesh without met with any resistance. The only drawback was it only about twenty centimeters long and only its pen point nib that sharp.
Fortunately, Tang Li Xue managed to take out the beast core with her golden [Inscription Pen] before the corpse melted completely after trying her hardest.
Tang Li Xue really wanted to laugh out loud happily when she saw the crystal ball as big as an a.d.u.l.t fist in her paws.
Even though she was accidentally stumbled upon a great danger tonight and almost got killed but she still felt quite lucky and she was really satisfied with her harvest this time.
'Like what everyone always says, any great fortunes will always be accompanied by great danger. I agree with this sentence!'
When she was stealing the pills from the pill storing room before or when she was taking the precious herbs from that alchemist garden, everything was accompanied by great dangers but she still survived in the end and managed to get a bountiful harvest.
But when Tang Li Xue wanted to activate her [Ethereal Form] once again and ran away as far as she can from here, she discovered a black tiny box like a ring box after the fox corpse melted completely to the puddle of clear liquid.
Subconsciously, she remembered about the 'item' or 'thing' that these two mentioned before.
It was clear that this fox did not store that 'item' or 'thing' in its space pouch but inside its own body!
Tang Li Xue's mouth twitched violently when she realized that she was accidentally involved in something she should not be, deeper and deeper.
She really wanted to abandon this black tiny box so badly now and she also kept reminding herself to not fall deeper into this dangerous case and not to fall under her own curiosity because curiosity always kills the cat!
'Dammit! I really hate my curiosity! But if I don't take this black tiny box then my name will no longer be Tang Li Xue!'
Tang Li Xue gritted her teeth she took out the alchemist's spatial ring she got from Asura Demon Sect before and took out the old ancient cauldron full of cracks from it.
Tang Li Xue threw the black tiny box into the old ancient cauldron before storing it again into the alchemist's spatial ring then she stuffed the spatial ring into her space pouch.
'I am really afraid if that man can still track this tiny black box later... Hopefully, this is enough to prevent that man from tracking this box!' Tang Li Xue silently prayed in her heart.
She activated her [Ethereal Form] and waited for a while.
When that man managed to turn off the array and the sealed space has been lifted, she immediately used her [Blink] skill repeatedly and went away as far as she could from here.
Tang Li Xue wanted to go back to residential building as fast as she could.