Chapter 40 – The Silver Dragon Princess (II)
Ye Yin Zhu forced a smile and said, “No wonder a book I was reading a few days ago had a chapter called, ‘The Greatest Poison is a Wife’s Heart.’ Sure enough, that’s right.”
Lisha stared blankly at him. “The Greatest Poison is a Wife’s Heart? What relation does that have with me? I am not a wife.”
Ye Yin Zhu retorted, “You’re not? A fully mature Gigantic Dragon must be at least several thousand years old, right? Don’t tell me you are still not married?”
Lisha seemed to attach a lot of importance on this point, as the pressure emitting off her body reduced significantly. “Of course not. Look.” The violet rays of light shrouding her body suddenly intensified in richness and power, immediately enveloping her body completely. From the depth of the violet light, it could be concluded that she was a rank 9 magical beast whose magical strength was equivalent to approximately the power of a Violet Rank Level 5 individual at the very least.
Suddenly, the violet light scattered like smoke, and Lisha, who was originally standing in front of Ye Yin Zhu, transformed into another form.
She still had silver hair and violet eyes, but it was just that her handsomeness disappeared. Her appearance was similar to before, but the lines and contours of her body softened significantly. That pair of violet eyes appeared to be even more clever, the space between her eyebrows giving people a feminine impression. Her looks actually appeared to not be any inferior to Xiang Luan’s. After the violet mist dispersed, the greatest change was revealed to be her build rather than her appearance. As a girl, Lisha was already very tall. Beneath her silver chang pao, two long, slender legs could be seen. On her chest, a pair of perfect semicircles prominently stuck up, and her slim waist seemed to be able to be grasped with one hand. Along with her unique silver hair, she suddenly stole Ye Yin Zhu’s breath away.
But that only lasted a split second, nothing more; Ye Yin Zhu had already returned to normal. After all, he had seen several equally beautiful women, like Anya and Xiang Luan—both who were not inferior to Lisha. It was just that the feeling he felt from Lisha was slightly different.
Lisha didn’t pay attention to Ye Yin Zhu observing her and pointed at a silver circle mark on her forehead. “Do you see? This symbolizes our dragon race’s reverse scales. If we marry, this reverse scale on our foreheads will disappear. I am still a young lady, not some wife.”
Ye Yin Zhu suddenly realized that even though this beautiful girl of the dragon race came from Silver Dragon City and had a slightly violent temperament, she was just like him—somewhat pure.
“Then, Miss Lisha, how do you want to punish me?”
Lisha hatefully replied, “It’s very simple. I will first beat you until you’re seriously injured, and then I’ll heal you. I absolutely won’t take your life. After several rounds of this, solely the pain will be enough to make you wish for death.”
Ye Yin Zhu helplessly asked, “Does every member of your dragon race only know how to bully the small and humiliate the weak?
Lisha disdainfully commented, “You’re finally afraid. How can you be considered small and weak when you killed a thousand tamed dragons in one instance. Even if we never recognize those things as dragons, tamed dragons have, after all, the blood of the dragon race flowing through their body.”
Ye Yin Zhu shook his head and argued, “No. That was not solely my power. Why don’t we make a bet? Your dragon race naturally has formidable strength, and you were probably at least Yellow Rank when you were just born, right? But I dare to say that if you merely used the same rank of magic as me, you will be unable to defeat me.”
Lisha responded in fury. “What did you say? You dare to say that our Silver Dragon Race’s comprehension of magic is inferior to you humans?”
Ye Yin Zhu confidently smirked, seemingly saying, ‘That is exactly what I mean.’
Lisha was furious. Since she was a child until now, she had never met a man so contemptuous. “Fine, I’ll bet with you. But, there is one point I need to tell you first. Even if I only use the same rank magic as you, with the strength of my spiritual force, your zither song will completely be unable to have any influence.”
Ye Yin Zhu stared at her in slight shock. He suddenly realized that this beautiful Silver Dragon lady also had an adorable trait. At least she was honest this way. “What will happen if you lose?”
Lisha disdainfully snorted. “I will not lose.”
Ye Yin Zhu smiled and amended his words. “If, by chance, you lose?”
Lisha said without the slightest hesitation, “If you can defeat me when I am using the magic of equal rank to yours, then it proves that you are truly a magic genius. If you don’t, then no race can compare to our Silver Dragon race in concerns to controlling magic. If such a situation actually occurs, I will become your magical beast.”
Ye Yin Zhu shook his head and said, “But, I already signed a contract with someone else. I am unable to make you become my magical beast.”
Lisha was stunned and smiled tensely. “With your understanding of magic like this, you still want to bet against me? There is one additional way to sign a contract with one of the Silver Dragon race besides an Equal Contract—through the use of a special innate skill, Soul Attachment.”
“Soul Attachment? What is that?” Ye Yin Zhu truly didn’t know this and couldn’t help but ask in curiosity.
Lisha explained, “It means that no contract needs to be signed. A Silver Dragon can attach their soul to someone else, forming a contract force. Although the power to create it is in the hands of the Silver Dragon, this contract can be removed at any time, but it can also allow the attached individuals to summon one another if the contract hasn’t been removed. This is also the most serious act of promised trust within our Silver Dragon race. Even though it is a Soul Attachment, it, like a contract, can last one’s entire lifetime.”
Ye Yin Zhu’s eyes brightened. If he could have a rank 9 magical beast Silver Dragon, then wouldn’t it be very wonderful? Just as he thought of this, he hear Lisha say, “Then if you lose?”
Ye Yin Zhu spread out his hands and replied, “What I shall give up if I lose is up to you,”
Lisha said in disdain, “You are such a small and weak human, what can you give to me? Well then, if you lose, you will voluntarily allow me to remove a part of your soul, becoming my Soul Slave.”
Ye Yin Zhu had not heard of Soul Attachment before, but he knew of this Soul Slave. It was far more frightening than a contract. If one was turned into a Soul Slave, they were enslaved for life to the other party, unable to disobey any command. If the master died, then the Soul Slave died as well. On the other hand, the master would be unaffected if the Soul Slave died—an extremely tyrannical way of life. At the moment, he wasn’t thinking about himself. In order to obtain a rank 9 magical beast, he was naturally willing to accept the bet, but he and Zi had an Equal Life Contract. If he lost, would Zi also become Lisha’s Soul Slave?
Lusha saw Ye Yin Zhu muttering to himself irresolutely but remaining otherwise silent. She couldn’t help but produce a laughter akin to silver bells. “What? Afraid. Are you a man or not! A man wouldn’t be afraid.”
Ye Yin Zhu tranquilly countered, “You have not tested if I am a man or not. This being the case, then let’s go.” In the library, he had read a basic romance novel. He was no longer so ignorant in matters of male-female relations.
“You… Well, I am reluctant to take you as a Soul Slave.” Her violet-colored magic instantly transformed, the color rapidly transitioning from indigo to cyan to green before settling on yellow. Along with the change in magical strength, the pressure solidifying the air also gradually disappeared. All kinds of magical elements were still extremely excited, however.
Just as Lisha was about to strike, Ye Yin Zhu stopped him. “Wait a moment.”
“What are you doing? Do you admit defeat?” The contempt in Lisha’s eyes increased a bit more.
Ye Yin Zhu shook his head and said, “Of course not. Since you have already subdued your magic in order to have a fair match with me, then I also cannot take small advantages of you. I dual-cultivate magic and martial arts. Although I am a Yellow Rank on the surface, my magic is already equivalent to an Intermediate Level Green Rank, and my dou qi is at Intermediate Level Cyan Rank. After conversion, you should use approximately Primary Level Cyan Rank strength. Only then will our match be considered fair.”
Lisha stared at Ye Yin Zhu in astonishment. For the first time, she faced this handsome and graceful youth before her head on. “Violating the Rainbow Ranking, are you a heretic? Are you not worried that Falan will seek you out to trouble you if you tell me this?” In regards to being able to violate the Rainbow Ranking, Falan had universally declared it to be heresy. Heresy only had one outcome—death.
Ye Yin Zhu smiled faintly and said, “Falan will not know. You will become my magical beast, so how can you betray me?”
Lisha snorted coldly. “Indeed, when you become my Soul Slave, I won’t inform them. Others are afraid of Falan, but our dragon race is not. The seven great dragon cities and Falan have always been equal.”
Ye Yin Zhu said, “If Falan’s Seven Pagoda is truly so simple, then Falan, the heart of the continent, should have belonged to your dragon race. Let’s start.” He already had a thorough understanding. Today’s battle was unavoidable; Lisha refused to let him off. In fair strength circumstances, both sides would compete fiercely against each other’s techniques. Even though zither music might be useless against the Violet Rank strength of Lisha, he also had his own special ability. It was truly out of the question to summon Zi. He absolutely could not lose today’s fight. In any case, Lisha had never said that he couldn’t summon.
Lisha moved. Although she was arrogant, even amongst her race, her magical talent was exceedingly remarkable. Ye Yin Zhu had his plan, and she had her own as well. Like Ye Yin Zhu, she also believed that her battle today could not be lost; she hadn’t told Ye Yin Zhu that even though her Violet Rank magical strength had been reduced to Primary Level Cyan Rank, her magic was still instantaneous. In addition, despite her magical strength being reduced, the vastness of her magical reserves had not changed. Lisha truly wanted to laugh heartily and tell Ye Yin Zhu, ‘My advantage is very large!’
Cyan light flashed. Lisha’s body had already floated off the ground through using a Cyan Rank flight magic technique. In merely a split second, her body had already broken away from the ground and begun soaring up into the sky. At the same time, both her hands waved together. Wind blades of every magical discipline began to rapidly form, hiding the sky and covering the earth as they aimed at Ye Yin Zhu and shot towards him.
While Lisha began casting magic, Ye Yin Zhu had also moved. Leaping off the ground, he rapidly flew backwards, cyan rays of light rippling from his right hand like water and transforming into a dark green ring of light that revolved completely around his body.
Wanting to rely on his sound blades to deal with Lisha’s numerous, instantaneous wind blades was impossible, so Ye Yin Zhu used a Bamboo Sect secret—Bamboo Defense.
Jade Silk brimmed with the aura of life like a proud and tenacious bamboo forest and tightly protected Ye Yin Zhu’s body. The wind blades and Jade Silk collided, creating pu pu sounds. An intense wave of magic and dou qi immediately formed a blast of air that brushed the surrounding tree leaves, causing them to rustle. Sha sha.
Martial art? The corner of Lisha’s lips displayed a sly smile. Even if you can block my Cyan Rank magic attack, how can you do it again? Your dou qi is, in the end, finite. To say the least, you absolutely cannot compare to my Violet Rank Level 5 magical reserves. Consuming my energy will also consume your energy till death.