Chapter 131: Lightning Flash—Twice In A Row
Xiang Chuang was a student from No. 2 High School who had a fire talent. As he had only awakened his talent after entering No. 2 High School and received specialized training from his school, he had not joined No. 1 High School.
Actually, it was possible to transfer schools. However, the trouble of transferring schools aside, although No. 1 High School had more resources, there were even more geniuses there.
Xiang Chuang did not think he would get more benefits after entering No. 1 High School. As the saying went, it was better to be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion.
Like No. 4 High School, No. 2 High School also had incentives provided by the higher-ups. He had prepared for this battle for a long time. Originally, he had felt that he only had a 50% chance of winning the competition. However, a senior martial artist who was a genius had suddenly awakened the wind talent, giving him a huge surprise.
Wind attribute and fire attribute abilities could be easily combined. Thanks to this, he had felt that their team would perform very well in the team competition.
He was proven right. The wind fanned the blaze, and the raging fire sent the opposing team dodging to the side. Right now, they were hiding behind the waves of fire, preparing to go behind the enemy’s lines and focus their attacks on wiping out the person in charge of long-range attacks.
Their strategy had worked. Shi Qiang and Zhang Feng, who functioned as human shields, instinctively ran away upon being attacked by the waves of fire.
“Gather your breath and use each of your most powerful moves. We have to defeat the two people at the rear as quickly as possible.”
“When the fire wave dissipates, we will attack all at once.”
While rushing forward, Xiang Chuang and the person with the wind attribute talent shouted directions at the team.
Water and fire had no mercy. Although Xiang Chuang could manipulate the flames, he did not dare ignore the fire waves. Therefore, they were prepared to wait until the fire waves had dissipated before launching their attacks.
It was also because of the fire waves that they focused on charging forward and gathering their strength without guarding themselves against any attacks.
‘With the waves of fire in front of us, no fools will dare to come straight at us.’
This was what they thought. However, they would soon suffer for it.
Xiang Chuang, who was rushing forward, suddenly discovered that there was a big gap amidst the waves of fire and shouted in alarm.
“What?! You are daring enough to charge forward despite the waves of fire!”
Xiang Chuang was shocked and bewildered by what he saw. However, there was no time for him to be stunned. In fact, he could not even finish his sentence. When the fire waves exploded, a figure swiftly approached him.
Since it was a frontal attack and there was a huge gap caused by the explosion of the fire waves, Xiang Chuang was able to see a figure that flashed with electric light.
However, he could not stop the figure despite seeing it. The speed of the charging lightning was too fast, and he was unprepared. The power that he had accumulated was meant to deliver his attacking moves.
There was another loud bang, and the electric light flashed behind Xiang Chuang instantly. When the figure that was surrounded by electric light reappeared, Xiang Chuang felt as if he had been hit by heavy shells, and his body was flung toward the figure, which had stopped five or six meters away.
‘It’s a pity that this is a competition and one can’t use a sharp blade. Otherwise, the Lightning Flash would result in a cut-off with a single blow. The current situation is unsightly.’
The person who was lamenting right now was none other than Lin Yao. He charged over at the fire waves and successfully attacked Xiang Chuang. Lin Yao, who was still in a state of accelerated thinking, had extreme control of his body. Therefore, unlike what had happened at noontime, Lin Yao was able to stop in time and did not charge forward several meters after using the Lightning Flash. Instead, he suddenly exerted force with his right foot, and his body turned and slid, using his right foot to pivot. In the process, he sheathed the ironwood sword that had been drawn during the attack.
Almost in the blink of an eye, Lin Yao switched from rushing forward to facing his opponent and got into the sword-drawing position again.
Lin Yao stopped completely and started to take a long, deep breath. As he breathed, Xiang Chuang, who had been sent flying, happened to be flying toward him.
However, as Lin Yao turned in a semicircle after the attack, Xiang Chuang did not hit him. Instead, he slid past him.
Of course, this was not a coincidence but the result of Lin Yao’s careful calculations. The acceleration of his thinking speed had greatly enhanced Lin Yao’s arithmetic ability.
He ignored the body that fell next to him and turned to look at the four people in front of him again.
Right now, the four of them were also startled by the situation in front of them. Like Xiang Chuang, they had never thought that someone would break through the fire.
It was even harder to imagine that Xiang Chuang, the strongest member of the team, would be defeated so quickly, and they had no time to react.
“How can it be?”
“That’s really fast!”
They exclaimed in reaction to the sudden change of events and turned around at the same time upon witnessing the defeat of their teammates.
Ordinary people would usually turn around within split seconds. However, their movements seemed very slow to Lin Yao, and there was a pause in their moves. This was the effect of accelerated thinking, and Lin Yao was able to discover the enemy’s flaws through their slow movements.
At the same time, a voice was heard on the commentary stage beside the venue.
“What a wonderful blow. It broke through the fire waves and slashed the opponent right away. He is also the trump card of the opposing team. Lin Yao has done a good job.”
“Xiang Chuang is too confident about his own flames. Even if Lin Yao is injured by the fire waves, it will not be a problem.”
“It’s true. Without the injuries caused by the flames, Lin Yao would also be powerless because of the ultimate blow that he used. Now, it’s just a matter of leaving the field earlier than usual.”
“It should be four against four in the arena now. Let’s see… How is it possible?!”
The two people, who were experienced in providing commentary, were analyzing the situation. However, something unbelievable happened during the arena competition, leaving them stunned.
The sparkling lightning, which people had thought was impossible to fire continuously, once again appeared in the arena.
The two commentators were not the only people who were shocked. The students present and the families who leaned against their TVs to watch the competition all sucked in their breath in shock. Given that many people practiced martial arts, they understood what it meant to use a profound meaning continuously, as well as the power and implication of an ultimate profound meaning.
“That’s so horrifying!”
The people on the sidelines were shocked, but this did not affect Lin Yao, who was in the arena, in the slightest. The two commentators were right, in the sense that it was indeed impossible to fire the Lightning Flash continuously in the extreme realm.
Lin Yao, who had enhanced his body through various means, was in pain after the Lightning Flash. He controlled his breathing to relieve the physical pressure during this extreme explosion.
A white air wave spouted from Lin Yao’s mouth and stretched for more than 10 meters. When he exhaled, his body also relaxed.
However, the moment he exhaled, Lin Yao’s body was tightened again, and electric light surrounded it.
Amid the roar of the electric current, violent power erupted under his feet.
After a breath, the earth shattered, and Lin Yao’s figure turned into an electric light and disappeared before everyone’s eyes.
Thunderbolt Sword-Drawing Technique—Lightning Flash—Twice In A Row!
The thunderous figure rushed toward the four figures, who had yet to stand firm after turning around. Facing the electric figure, the four people behind were as horrified as the others watching this scene. However, they still had time to react. After all, Lin Yao could not use Lightning Flash twice in a row without a pause.
Unfortunately, being able to see him did not mean they could avoid the impending disaster.
“Cloud Sweeping Explosive Palm!”
The next martial artist that Lin Yao charged toward was the person with wind talent, who cooperated with the fire genius. Upon seeing Lin Yao, he immediately used his most proficient combat skill and activated the wind talent. He gathered energy in his palm, and the howling gale hit Lin Yao.
He combined his talent with his combat skill, and the effect was very powerful. Although his palm strike had yet to approach, a layer of the ground was already blown away by the pressure of the wind.
An ordinary person would have been swept away by the wind, but his opponent was Lin Yao.
The thunderous figure rushed into the wind without a trace of hesitation and moved forward against the wind, not slowing down at all.
“This is impossible.”
The person with the wind attribute talent panicked. He could not believe that his Cloud Sweeping Explosive Palm had no effect on the opponent at all.
Even if he could not kill the enemy with this combat skill in ordinary combat, he could still easily sweep the enemy away from him.
Like people with thunder talent who usually received electric current development, people with wind talent also had the ability to release low-level remote attacks. In the past, he had used this combat skill to send the enemy flying away before using his wind attribute talent to simulate the sword aura and defeat the enemy.
His combat skills might be good, but all combat skills were supported by one’s basic attributes. Lin Yao, who had entered this extreme state, had very powerful basic attributes. He used this attribute to activate the Lightning Flash and completely ignored the impact of the Cloud Sweeping Explosive Palm.
Since Lin Yao’s speed under the electric light was extremely fast, he covered a distance of tens of meters instantaneously. The person with the wind attribute talent only had time to use one move. Now that the Cloud Sweeping Explosive Palm had failed to deter the enemy, one could easily predict his fate.
The sound of a sword being unsheathed was heard. Then, another figure spurted blood while flying upside down.
This was the sound of shoes rubbing against the ground. When the screeching sound was heard, the sparkling light on Lin Yao’s body disappeared once again. Then, Lin Yao exhaled another mouthful of white air… No, in fact, he continuously exhaled white air from his mouth.
After using the profound meaning continuously in this extreme state, Lin Yao’s body could not take it either. His blood flow was too fast, and his heart and lungs were under immense pressure. He felt very uncomfortable.
However, although he felt uncomfortable, he was once again energetic after taking several breaths and calming down, benefiting from the healing effect of the Light Healing ability.
“There are three more to go… Why aren’t you fighting anymore?”
Lin Yao, who had recovered, had set his sights on the battlefield and was about to take down another enemy.
However, he noticed something that puzzled him. The scene that he saw was unlike what he had imagined. Instead of grabbing and hitting the remaining three students from No. 2 High School, the four people from No. 4 High School and the opposing team in the arena were gaping in shock.
The contestants in the arena were not the only people who were surprised. The surrounding audience and the citizens of Ninghai who were sitting in front of their TVs all looked at the two commentators with suspicious eyes. Right now, E Longsheng was also dumbfounded.
‘Impossible… The physical fitness of a martial artist is still very weak. One has to rest for a while after using an ordinary profound meaning, and one has to rest for at least half a day if a forbidden profound meaning is used. What the hell is this person, who used this profound meaning twice in a row, doing after only a few seconds of rest?’
He might be horrified, but he was still a professional commentator. Very soon, he recovered and spoke casually.
“The tables have turned. Lin Yao unleashed his power twice in a row and defeated two people from No. 2 High School. Ninghai No. 2 High School is in danger. The other three students have to make extra effort.”
The contestants fighting in the arena were jolted awake by the commentary. They looked at each other, and their expressions changed. The contestants from No. 4 High School were surprised and excited, while the remaining three people from No. 2 High School looked pained and bitter.
“We’re done for.”