Chapter 246 Promise!
Chapter 246 Promise!
The image when the glutton egg went out of control in the Auction House flashed in Tang Li Xue's mind.
Thankfully, all the foxes in the Myriad Foxes Academy were quite strong. With their sharp instinct beasts, all of them retreated out from the Auction House before the miasma and pressure could kill any of them.
The weakest foxes in Myriad Foxes Academy were already at [Uncommon] grade, but there was only a handful of them. The majority of the foxes in Myriad Foxes Academy were already at [Rare] grade.
But Tang Li Xue was currently in the crowded part of the city where the majority of them were only civilians without any cultivation.
If something like in the Auction House happened again this time here...
Tang Li Xue's body shuddered violently. She did not even dare to imagine what will happen to these humans later.
Tang Li Xue's heart was extremely anxious and panicking, but her mind was still strangely clear and calm thanks to her [Indomitable Will]'s skill.
She swiftly took the [Amulet of Teleportation] she got from Teacher Li Wei previously from her space pouch and instantly activated it.
Her invisible figure teleported to the nearby stone wall, which stood tall to protect the Quanhai city from any external threat.
'Luckily, I went to the pharmacy at the corner of Quanhai City, so I am not that far away from outside the city! But I am still too slow at this speed! Yaya~!!!' Tang Li Xue gritted her teeth and called Yaya in her mind.
Yaya still sat quietly on the top of Tang Li Xue's head. She did not know Tang Li Xue's current predicament, but she could feel Tang Li Xue's anxiousness from their mental connection.
Yaya's expression turned solemn too, and she immediately nodded her head when she heard Tang Li Xue's call.
Yaya's tiny body turned into a flash of green light and entered Tang Li Xue's forehead.
[Divine Possession Mode]!
The four pairs of crystal-like fairy wings sprouted from Tang Li Xue's back.
Her topaz blue eyes changed its color into emerald green, and a glittering tiara appeared on the top of her head.
The tip of her silky smooth silver hair was also dyed with green color right now.
Tang Li Xue flapped her four pairs of fairy wings behind her back and activated the [Fast Flight] skill.
Tang Li Xue also immediately used Yaya's new movement skill, [Breezing Step], which the upgraded version of the [Gale Step], but it was several times faster than before.
Combined with her own [Moonlight Flickering Flash Step], her current speed already far surpassed her previous maximum speed by several folds!
With her [Ethereal Form], the solid stone wall in front of her would never be able to obstruct her.
Her transparent figure easily passed through the solid stone wall.
Tang Li Xue flew as fast as she could, and as far as she could from Quanhai City.
In a blink of an eye, Tang Li Xue already several hundred miles from Quanhai City, but she still did not stop and kept flying farther and farther.
3... 2... 1...
Tang Li Xue's [Companion Egg] ejected out from her system inventory. If anyone saw what happen right now, it looked as if an egg appeared out of thin air.
Tang Li Xue was currently still flying at high-speed in the sky, so the [Companion Egg] instantly plunged down after it appeared.
Tang Li Xue gritted her teeth and quickly took a sharp downward dive. She managed to catch the [Companion Egg] right before it could hit the ground.
But when Tang Li Xue caught the [Companion Egg] in her arms, something strange happened.
All of the black runes on the glutton egg's surface became even more vibrant and clearer. The black runes blended with the glutton egg, and it started to shine with the ominous black light.
The grasses and bushes below the [Companion Egg] started to wither and dried in an instant, and this strange phenomenon started to spread around with an unimaginable speed.
The forest around Tang Li Xue already started to withered too!
Tang Li Xue was stunned silly when she saw what happened, but she immediately realized what happens after she sensed the vitality from the [Companion Egg] was growing stronger.
The glutton egg was actually devouring the vitality and life force from all the creatures around it since she needs a lot of energy to complete its hatching process!
All the trees, the plants, the beasts, and the humans in the forest started to wilt and died in only a few seconds.
The power of the glutton egg began to grow stronger and stronger after it devoured the life force and vitality from countless living beings! So the area of its devouring power also got wider and wider!
1 mile... 3 miles... 5 miles... 8 miles... and it still kept growing wider and wider as if the glutton egg wanted to devour the entire life force and vitality in this continent!
Fortunately, Tang Li Xue was completely unaffected by the glutton egg's devouring power or she would certainly already become a drying corpse like the other creatures around her.
It was a horrible scene to see.
Everything around her turned completely desolate, devoid of any life in only a few seconds.
Even Tang Li Xue started to feel extreme fear and horror creeping in her mind and heart when the evil aura from the egg was growing stronger and stronger.
'Damn it! This cannot go on! Who knows how many lives would die if this continued like this!' Tang Li Xue gnashed her teeth as cold sweat damped her forehead and clothes.
Tang Li Xue hugged the glutton egg tightly and flying upward with her full speed.
Her plan was simple. There should be fewer living beings in the sky so she only needs to fly as high as she could to minimize the living creatures that will be devoured by the glutton egg.
Tang Li Xue's mind spun faster as she pondered her doubts and choices carefully.
'Maybe I am making a big mistake...'
'What if this egg is an evil spawn?'
'What if I cannot control the creature in this egg later?'
'What if it devoured everything in this world and killed all the living beings in the future? Doesn't that mean it was my mistake that brought this world to annihilation?'
'Should I... just destroy this evil egg right now before the vile creatures inside this egg could be born into this world?'
Tang Li Xue's eyes glinted coldly as the savageness and cruelty flashed in the deepest part of her eyes.
The evil thought started to appear in her mind along with countless excuses.
'Yes, you should do Tang Li Xue! The evil creature inside this egg would never bring any good to you or this world! Look... Even its aura is so terrifying and wicked! Punish it for its wickedness!'
'You have the OP system anyway! You definitely can get more eggs in the future! Phoenix, Dragon, Pixiu, Qilin... you can get whatever you want later! All of them are more powerful and tame compared to this egg! So you don't need to hesitate! Destroy it now!'
'This egg is already so evil when it is still an egg. Do you think it won't devour its owner after it hatched?! You are only a weak fox right now! What can you do if it wants to devour you later?! Destroy it now so it will not become a threat to you later!'
'You already have Yaya and Phoenix of Pride now. Can you even feed the glutton creature in that egg once it hatches? The glutton creature inside that egg would certainly be eating far more than Yaya and Phoenix of Pride later. Can you even support its growth? Destroy it now before it can become your burden!'
Tang Li Xue stopped flying upward, and her eyes stared coldly at the egg in her embrace. She raised her sharp claw, and the deep blue flame started to imbue her sharp claw with its color.
Just when her sharp claw almost touched the egg, the image of Yaya and Phoenix of Pride was flashed in her mind.
She met with both of them by coincidence.
She felt really unlucky when she met with those two.
Burned by deep blue flame until almost turned into ashes...
Chased by the scary adult wind elemental and almost got killed by her...
But now... both of them were her only close family in this lonely world filled with danger. She could not even imagine the day without them.
Tang Li Xue bit her pink lips until it bled to clear her mind and she took a deep breath...
"SSSHHHHUUUUUUUUUUTTT UUUUUUPPPPP~~!!!" Tang Li Xue shouted as loud as she could to dispel all of the evil thoughts inside her mind.
Tang Li Xue did not realize these evil thoughts were all appearing because the intense evil aura from the glutton egg also started to affect her feeling.
Although the intense evil aura could not hurt Tang Li Xue as the glutton egg's master, but it still could amplify her negative emotion in her heart hundreds of times.
Thankfully, her [Indomitable Will] once again helped her and prevented her negative emotions from affecting her mind, then impaired her decision-making ability.
"Punish? Destroy? Burden? How could you think something like that?! The child inside this egg is innocent! It did not do it because it likes it! It did it because it was hungry! So... how could I kill it because of such pitiful reasons like that?!" Tang Li Xue shook her head as if she was disappointed in herself.
"If I really do that... doesn't it mean I am the same as all the irresponsible mothers who abort or kill their babies because they were poor and could not support their children?" Tang Li Xue said with a tone full of resolute.
Abandoned by her father with all the heavy debt in her previous life has left a deep incurable mental scar in Tang Li Xue's heart. For her, all the parents who abort or abandon their babies or children were no different than her scummy father.
"I admit that I am not a good master... If I am a good master, I would never let you ate everything from the auction house forcefully for free. I will also never let you devour vitality and life force from any innocent creatures before you hatched like this. I know… As your master, I should provide you with everything you need." Tang Li Xue admitted all of her mistakes to the glutton egg.
"I cannot give everything you wanted before and maybe so in the future too. But at the very least, I can promise that I will never betray you if you never betray me first. I will never try to kill you as long as you never try to kill me either. I don't care even if the entire world becomes your enemies, I will do my best to protect you." Tang Li Xue swore with all of her heart.
The [Companion Egg] in Tang Li Xue's embrace shuddered a bit as if it was touched by Tang Li Xue's words.
"Now, as your master, I will give all of my resources to you so you do not need to take any innocent lives anymore!" Tang Li Xue said to the glutton egg as she took several mid-tier spirit stones from her space pouch and pushed it to the glutton egg.
These mid-tier spirit stones were produced by Tang Li Xue's martial soul using its [Refining Spirit Energy] unique skill. Unfortunately, her [Golden Winged Serpent] martial soul could only produce one mid-tier spirit stone every ten days, so each of these mid-tier spirit stone was really precious for Tang Li Xue's cultivation.
Tang Li Xue even decided to use the low-tier spirit stones for her cultivation lately and save these several mid-tier spirit stones for herself to use after she entered Acupuncture Opening Stage later.
But now, she decided to give all of her treasured mid-tier spirit stones to the glutton egg instead!
The glutton egg greedily gobbled the abundant energy from the mid-tier spirit stones. Each of the mid-tier spirit stones was bigger than Tang Li Xue's fist, but it shrunk rapidly, and now, each of them was only as big as golf balls.
Crack… Crack… Crack… Crack… Crack…
The tiny crack started to appear on the glutton egg's surface. That tiny crack started to spread around swiftly to the entire egg's surface.