Chapter 10: Hua Huo’s Sword
A gentle breeze blew on Yun Xi’s hair that laid on his forehead.
After fighting with the green Hippo over 120 times, the breeze that came from nowhere was supposed to be able to relieve his fatigue.
Unfortunately, the enemy Yun Xi faced now was absolutely not at the same level with the stupid green hippo!
Sweat had been oozing from Yun Xi’s forehead as he simply stared at her.
No one would know Hua Huo’s power better than Yun Xi himself. When they were still in school, Hua Huo was already the undoubtedly number one in the sword skill class. Even their teacher wasn’t able to beat her.
Her power is already far beyond her rank, the white three leaves badge. (TL: It’s like a badge for her 3rd rank)
In the God Domain World, people from 1st Rank to 3rd Rank were known as the “Mortal Rank”. The 3rd Rank was already the limit that an ordinary person could reach.
Hua Huo had undoubtedly reached the summit of the Mortal Rank. She was already a super ace being only a step away from the 4th Rank—The “Hero Rank”.
She was known as the first genius swordmaiden in the history of the town. It was not blown from the wind, but instead, she won it by effort. She was only 16–years–old and already reached the limit of the mortals. She had a bright future.
As for the hippo, he defeated just now? It seemed pretty ferocious with its iron-like skin, but compared with Hua Huo, its strength was just a joke.
Yun Xi often stayed together with Hua Huo, watching her practice and learned the basic breathing method from her. Thus, he was able to kill the hippo by using his sword and accurate anticipation skills.
However, if his opponent was Hua Huo, Yun Xi doesn’t think that there is a chance that he could win against her. (TL: Accurate anticipation just means he was able to foresee all the hippos moves and make known of them beforehand. My team and I couldn’t find a better way to phrase.)
Maybe Hua Huo’s physical strength wasn’t higher than the rough green hippo, however, if you were talking about her combat power? She was able to kill ten of such hippos at once!
Yun Xi estimated that if the combat power of the green hippo was at 20, then Hua Huo’s power was undoubtedly over 100. As for the limit of her power? Yun Xi had no idea.
“Tell me, Little Xi. Where is this place? And why do you want to go into the forest behind me?” Hua Huo drew out her long sword from her back. She shook the point of the sword and gave Yun Xi a seemingly friendly smile.
“Tell me everything. Tell me the truth and you will receive a lighter sentence. If you refuse, I will punish you severely!”
If he told her the truth, then that would be the worst… Yun Xi’s head sweated profusely as he looked at Hua Huo’s eyes, which was not fun at all.
It was too terrible when Hua Huo fell into jealousy!
Why was there such a terrible boss in the newbie trial? Compared with Hua Huo, the seemingly horrible hippo was so cute.
At least, after the hippo killed him over a hundred times, he was not discouraged. Eventually, he found the method to defeat it.
But it’s not the case for Hua Huo. It was impossible. Even if he inspired every potential he had to beyond his limits by 120%, it was still hopeless for him to defeat his childhood sweetheart. The girl who was such a genius swordmaiden.
“Little Xi, I detect a suspicious fragrance in the air.” Hua Huo snuffled. Her instinct as his childhood sweetheart told her something was wrong.
There was an unknown girl’s odor on Yun Xi’s body. It was like a slightly milky aroma. Maybe others couldn’t detect the difference due to the scent of blood on Yun Xi’s body. However, as his childhood sweetheart, she wouldn’t make any mistakes.
It wasn’t the odor of the girl from the flower shop down the street—Milei. Her odor was always mixed with the faint aroma of flowers.
It wasn’t the odor of the girl from the neighboring town’s gem store—El’phyllis. Her odor contained a faint aroma of dark–green stone.
It was slightly like the odor of the girl from the cake shop across the street—Ye Li. However, Ye Li’s odor was like a sweet cream, but this odor contained something else.
Who? Who was she? Hua Huo slowly moved the point of her sword, trying to find out the bitch who dared to touch her most precious treasure—Yun Xi.
Unfortunately, even if her sword skill was unrivaled, it was impossible to do such a thing. After all, the cream-like odor on Yun Xi’s body came from a star elf named Mei’er.
What should he do? Yun Xi was under a great deal of stress, simply due to being pointed at by Hua Huo’s sword. After all, every skill he mastered, like the breathing method, was learned from Hua Huo.
Could he practice his sword skill in combat, then defeat his teacher, Hua Huo? Come on, if he had such a great talent, he would have passed the test of a 1st Rank swordsman already.
Hua Huo. She was the best one among all the 3rd Rank warriors— An unchallenged super sword master.
“I’m sorry, Hua Huo. I have to go there!” He couldn’t explain and tell her the ultimate goal for why he had to break into the dark forest.
If he said it out loud, he would have a tragic ending. It was his experience, which he concluded according to his childhood sweetheart’s character.
The jealous Hua Huo. If she knew his goal was to wake-up the unknown sleeping beauty with a kiss… No, he couldn’t dare think of it!
Unfortunately, she knew.
“You want to wake the sleeping beauty by kissing her? Little Xi, you have become a bad boy now!” Hua Huo raised her eyebrows. The long sword made a sharp sound vibration in her hand.
“I won’t let you pass through here!””
“If you want to go, try to defeat me first!”
“In the name of the Gatekeeper of the Dark Forest, I announce that this road is blocked!”
Rushing! Yun Xi rushed. The initial fight was the only chance he had to win.
He had gone through 120 deaths in combat and reached the limit of his potential. Hua Huo didn’t know this, so this was his only chance.
“Gee, Little Xi, you’ve made progress!” Hua Huo held her sword horizontally. She displaced Yun Xi’s attack, then stepped out with her left foot.
Three continuous attacks! Yun Xi was ready to risk it. After all, this world was just a trial world. He had the special right to be revived an infinite amount of times.
Afterward, he saw nine sword lights.
Up, down, left, right, above the left, above the right, below the left, below the right. The final was a wind–like straight thrust.
Yun Xi’s three continuous attacks were three straight attacks, a series of speedy slashes. However, Hua Huo brandished her sword nine times in a short second. She attacked Yun Xi from nine different directions and angles.
They were nine attacks, but it was also a one–time attack. Before Yun Xi found out the sequence and principle of her attack, his iron sword had flown out of his hands, then the swordwind blew him away.
This was their difference. There was such a large gap that he couldn’t even fill it with the combat experience he learned from his deaths.
Hua Huo’s sword was like a strong wind, like lightning, like the transitory sparklers in the sky.
In the face of such a sword, Yun Xi’s body was stiff and wasn’t even able to speak. Even if he was in his optimum state and was armed to his teeth, he still couldn’t defeat Hua Huo.
“What a speedy sword!” Yun Xi shut his eyes, waiting for his death.
It didn’t matter. He found the way to win against the green hippo after dying 120 times. In that case, even if his second opponent was Hua Huo, he could also find the road to victory.
He just didn’t know how many times he had to die before that happened.
At least, the number of deaths would grow by ten times. Yun Xi was prepared.
However, after Yun Xi gave up resisting, he didn’t see the darkness he waited for, not to mention the warm campfire.
“Little Xi, open your eyes.” A warm small palm knocked Yun Xi’s head. In his ear, he heard a familiar voice.
“Why? I’m not dead?” Yun Xi opened his eyes and saw his childhood sweetheart’s lively face.
“Why would you die? Did you think I would kill you?” Hua Huo looked at Yun Xi with a little anger.
Even if she was a little jealous and planned to find the new girl who tried to get close to Yun Xi no matter what the price is, it wasn’t enough to make Yun Xi so scared, right?
“Aren’t you the Gatekeeper of the Dark Forest?” Yun Xi hadn’t thought of it clearly. After all, the ferocity of the first monster—The Green Hippo—had already been imprinted in his heart.
“That’s my question. What’s all this about?” Hua Huo frowned.
It was a little strange, but a moment ago, she thought she heard a “kill him” sound in her ears. It was seemingly like the true thought in her heart.
However, who was she?
She was Yun Xi’s childhood sweetheart! She was destined to be married to him in the future! She would defeat anybody who dared to block her love with Yun Xi.
This was exactly the reason that why she could send out such a sword attack.
Humph. The kendo teacher who almost robbed her of her successful plan when Yun Xi was 12–years–old… You didn’t expect this, right? You wanted to rob the cradle? I wouldn’t let you do this! (TL: A random flashback to a teacher trying to steal Yun Xi….)