HSSB173: True Target
After seeing the Green Evil Ghost Wolf and the Black Water Mysterious Dragon for the first time, Yan Zhaoge had already been frowning inwardly as he vaguely sensed that something was wrong.
While the Black Water Mysterious Dragon was strong and majestic, it lacked the fierceness specific to wild beasts. It had clearly been overly domesticated, and had not experienced many real battles.
Meanwhile, while the appearance of that Green Evil Ghost Wolf of Chen Ling’s was so-so, looking far less domineering than the Black Water Mysterious Dragon, its entire body was full of scars, both old and new; they were clearly traces of it having experienced many life-and-death battles, giving the wolf a bloodthirsty, brutal aura.
Yan Zhaoge carefully observed its movements in this battle.
While the Ghost Wolf appeared to have fallen at a disadvantage, its evasive movements were extremely skilled, as it did not appear flustered in the least.
It seemed like it was intentionally kiting the Black Water Mysterious Dragon in order to deplete its stamina.
Including the icy qi that it naturally emanated, there was clearly a premeditated plan of drawing out a protracted battle, dragging it out till the Black Water Mysterious Dragon ran out of steam before launching a frenzied counterattack.
It was only that with the Black Water Mysterious Dragon really being too powerful, despite having dragged it out for such a long time, the Green Evil Ghost Wolf had still yet to find a chance to counterattack.
However, if it was left like this for much longer, with the Black Water Mysterious Dragon still unable to find a chance to land a serious wounding blow on the Green Evil Ghost Wolf, the wolf would definitely turn the tables around.
The Green Evil Ghost Wolf clearly excelled in resilience and patience, possessing abundant combat experience, whereas it was the Black Water Mysterious Beast which, having been denied for so long, was becoming more and more impatient.
“Senior Brother Ye, something’s wrong. If it goes on like this, it will be terrible for your Black Water Mysterious Dragon,” Knitting his brows slightly, Yan Zhaoge sent a sound transmission over to Ye Zhongzhou.
Ye Zhongzhou was momentarily taken aback. The way he saw it, his Black Water Mysterious Dragon was clearly holding the upper hand.
Yan Zhaoge said, “That wily wolf is pretending to be weak, intentionally using a kiting method to deplete your Black Water Mysterious Dragon’s stamina.”
Ye Zhongzhou’s pupils abruptly dilated, as, at the same time, a change suddenly occurred on the battlefield!
After a messy and formless attack of the Black Water Mysterious Dragon’s missed, having dodged its attack, the Green Evil Ghost Wolf abruptly spun. Its entire body’s power erupted as it landed a blow on the ribs of the still unstable Black Water Mysterious Dragon!
It was only now that the Green Evil Ghost Wolf exhibited its true abilities, its entire body’s bones shuddering as its muscles erupted and expanded, its fur that resembled steel needles standing up on end. Its entire body looked to have expanded a single circle, now not being inferior to that of the Black Water Mysterious Dragon in the least!
Its attack just having missed, not yet having regathered himself, the Black Water Mysterious Beast already suffered a hit on its vitals by its opponent, as its massive, thick frame was instantly thrown to the ground.
Expanding unforgivingly on its momentum, the Green Evil Ghost Wolf attacked the Black Water Mysterious Dragon simultaneously with its massive maw and piercing claws as the space was instantly filled with fresh blood, the Black Water Mysterious Dragon suffering some heavy injuries.
The faces of the smiling Jade Sea City disciples all froze as Ye Zhongzhou’s face also instantly turned ugly.
The pained, wounded Black Water Mysterious Dragon let out a crazed roar as it erupted with all its might, flinging the Green Evil Ghost Wolf outwards. The enraged Black Water Mysterious Dragon soared into the air once more, speeding madly towards its opponent that had injured it.
After its attack, the Green Evil Ghost Wolf returned to its original weak state as it once again resumed kiting whilst escaping, dodging the frenetic, enraged counterattacks of the Black Water Mysterious Dragon.
Yan Zhaoge’s eyes gradually narrowed as they emanated a cold light.
He had properly seen how remarkable the cunningness of this Green Evil Ghost Wolf truly was.
Although it appeared terrified of the Black Water Mysterious Dragon which had been completely enraged by it, it was actually playing the same old trick as before, making use of kiting to deplete the Black Water Mysterious Dragon’s spirit and stamina.
Especially now that the Black Water Mysterious Dragon had already been injured, with its blood gushing out in a steady stream; the longer this battle dragged on, the weaker it would become.
This Green Evil Ghost Wolf could be said to be insidious to the extreme, as it actually wanted to completely condemn that Black Water Mysterious Dragon to death!
What it wanted was not merely victory, but to directly slay the Black Water Mysterious Dragon!
Yan Zhaoge directed his gaze towards Chen Lin. While others could not tell the Green Evil Ghost Wolf’s intentions, as its mistress whose mind was connected with it, how could she not know about them?
Still remaining silent in such a situation, there was a very high possibility that the Green Evil Ghost Wolf’s actions were all instigated by her from the start.
“Senior Brother Ye, you should take back your Black Water Mysterious Dragon,” Yan Zhaoge said in a low voice, “That wolf has adopted the same method of kiting once more. With your Black Water Mysterious Dragon having already been injured, if this goes on and the wolf successfully launches a sneak attack on it once more, its very life might come to harm.”
Ye Zhongzhou’s face was livid as he could now already see the sense in Yan Zhaoge’s words.
Being a decisive person, after falling silent for a moment, Ye Zhongzhou grit his teeth and said, “I admit defeat.”
A nearly undetectable look of regret flashed through Chen Lin’s eyes as she smiled coldly, “Though Senior Brother Ye has chosen to go easy and conceded, your Black Water Mysterious Dragon is still holding the upper hand, chasing my Green Evil and not letting it go. Having admitted defeat, please stop your Black Water Mysterious Dragon.”
“You!” Ye Zhongzhou’s face changed slightly, but finally, still feeling pained for his Black Water Mysterious Dragon, he called, “Blackie, return!”
Hearing his master’s voice, the enraged Black Water Mysterious Dragon, its weakness as brought about by its injuries having grown more and more obvious over time, finally unwillingly gave up on its pursuit, coming to a halt.
But just after the Black Water Mysterious Dragon halted, a fierce light abruptly shone in the bloodred eyes of the Green Evil Ghost Wolf, its entire body’s strength erupting as it made use of this time where the Black Water Mysterious Dragon was most lax in both body and spirit to launch a fatal blow!
With its speed quick as flashing lightning, let alone Ye Zhongzhou and the others, even the Black Water Mysterious Dragon itself couldn’t react in time, as in the blink of an eye, its opponent’s attack was already right before its eyes!
A figure abruptly blocked before the Black Water Mysterious Dragon, heavily punching the Green Evil Ghost Wolf’s forehead!
The Green Evil Ghost Wolf was directly sent flying. This saviour was precisely Yan Zhaoge.
Looking at Yan Zhaoge, Chen Lin frowned slightly, as, just having regained his wits, the shocked Ye Zhongzhou whose soul had yet to fully recover from the impact roared angrily, “Junior Sister Chen, you’re very good!”
Glancing coldly at Yan Zhaoge, Chen Lin summoned back her Green Evil Ghost Wolf whose head was spinning from Yan Zhaoge’s punch before curtsying towards Ye Zhongzhou in apology, “Green Evil has still not gained intelligence, it sometimes has trouble controlling its wild instincts; its nature is just so extremely powerful, leaving this Junior Sister also unable to fully control it. Having nearly harmed Senior Brother Ye’s Black Water Mysterious Dragon, this Junior Sister apologies to Senior Brother Ye here, hoping that Senior Brother Ye will be big-hearted enough to find it in him to let this go and not hold blame for me over this matter.”
Ye Zhongzhou took in some consecutive deep breaths before finally being able to forcefully resist the urge to rush up and reward her with a Heaven Flooding Tide.
The other party having done that and still acted well-behaved, the him who had subtly almost been harmed felt abnormally stifled.
Having caused such uncomfortableness in Ye Zhongzhou’s heart with but a few sentences, Chen Lin now turned and smiled at Yan Zhaoge, “I have long heard of Senior Brother Yan, Yan Zhaoge’s famed name.”
Yan Zhaoge’s eyes narrowed ever-so-slightly as the other party’s smile seemed to contain some other meaning within.
Indeed, Chen Lin continued, “I’ve heard that Senior Brother Yan has newly acquired a rare beast, a seldom seen Pixiu, which possesses much spirituality as it deviates from the ordinary. I don’t know if this Junior Sister will have the fortune to see it.”
The Green Evil Ghost Wolf crouching down by her side let out a low howl, vaguely containing a bloodthirsty desire for combat within.