“Oh how would I know?” Muyou gave a puzzled look. “We are not the ones stalking you, but you all are the ones stalking us.”
“Do you recall our previous encounters then?” Hai Cheng said as he twirled a tree branch that he picked up.
“You mean those two times when you were beaten up like a dog?” Muyou smiled.
“Yes, today it is payback time for the incidents at the dorm area and the medicinal hall.” Hai Cheng gritted his teeth as he glared at Muyou and Yiqi. The stare from Hai Cheng was one of deep resentment.
“Ha, payback? Just based on your ability?” Yiqi let out a laugh. This was getting ridiculous, this Wudang disciple after being thrashed around twice still did not know his limits.
“No no no, not just based on my ability. But based on our abilities combine.” Hai Cheng shook his head as the other 10 students sniggered.
“It is too late to regret your past actions now…” She Gou who was standing beside Hai Cheng grinned. “Attack!”
With that shout from She Gou, the other 9 students charged towards Muyou and Yiqi. However, they did not attack Muyou and Yiqi, they started to circle around Muyou and Yiqi.
“Oh? The third stance of Panther Fists, Hunter of the Night. Seems like they had some brains to do some planning beforehand.” Muyou mused to himself.
Unfortunately their mastery of this martial art skill were too low compared to Muyou and Yiqi. Even though this stance was supposed to cause the opponents to be unable to track their movements, but Muyou and Yiqi could grasp all of their locations.
“Don’t beat them up too much! Leave some action for boss and I.” She Gou let out a hearty laughter. With this formation set, it seemed impossible for Muyou and Yiqi to break out.
Suddenly one of the students appeared beside Muyou, preparing to strike Muyou. However, just as he appeared, Muyou’s defences was already up. Muyou countered his punch with Tearing of Disarm.
Cha Cha Cha!
This loud tearing sound rang out and the student fell onto the ground grabbing his bleeding arm. His arm had scratches so deep that his bone was exposed.
“Argh!!!’ He screamed. “My arm!!!”
Before anybody could react, two more students from the encirclement had already executed the strike from Hunter in the Night, targeting Yiqi.
Yiqi was already prepared for the strikes. He twisted his body as he grabbed both of the students’ wrists and slammed both of them onto the ground.
Yiqi slammed them with such huge force that their shoulders dislocated and the length of their arms increased by a few cm.
Strength. Technique. Speed. Muyou and Yiqi completely outclassed the other students. In just the initial exchange, 3 of the students were already down. Despite Muyou and Yiqi were the ones being trapped, they became the ones doing the slaughtering.
The 6 remaining students continued to maintain their encirclement and was still in their Hunter in the Night formation, anytime ready to strike Muyou and Yiqi. However, none of them dared to strike after seeing the initial exchange of strikes.
“Hmph! If none of you dare to attack, then let me come to you.” Muyou sighed with annoyance.
Muyou had already broken out of the encirclement. In fact, he did not only break out of the encirclement, he slammed 1 of the student while on the way out. The student was sent slamming on the trunk of the tree like a rice bag. In his eyes was an astonished look, before he slumped unconscious.
The remaining 5 students immediately retreated to increase their distance.
However, Yiqi had already leap into the air.
Yiqi flew down onto one of the retreating students like a meteor strike.
The student pinned down by Yiqi vomited out blood before his eyes rolled back.
Another 2 down! This was an utter domination by Yiqi and Muyou. 9 students had trapped Muyou and Yiqi in their Hunter of the Night formation, but 5 of them ended up being taken down by Muyou and Yiqi.
“What… How is this possible…” She Gou stared in disbelief. He could not believe the sight before him. Everyone in Panther Academy could be considered the cream of the crop in the young generation of the Southern Province. None of theses students were a filler, everyone of them would be established figures in the future, future leaders of the Song dynasty. However, Muyou and Yiqi had so easily taken down 5 of them despite being outnumbered. These students Hai Cheng chosen, were the inner disciples of the sects in Southern Province. They were the pride of these sects. Although they were not of noble clan or great sect, their sects were quite established in the Southern Province. If their patriarchs were to know that they were being pummeled like chickens by another fellow student, how angry would they be.
“What… are you… What are you all doing!?” Hai Cheng roared as he started to shake in anger. “All of you attack them at once! They are only two people!”
“But… They are much stronger than us…” One of the student stammered as he looked fearfully towards Hai Cheng. “You have seen… Their… Their strength… You have…”
“Shut up!” Before he could finish, Hai Cheng shut him up. “9 of you are unable to win 2 students! Moreover, 2 sect-less students with no background! If words get out, are you all still able to hold your heads up high in Panther Academy! You all would be a great disgrace to your sects!”
The student stole a glance at Muyou and Yiqi. He saw Muyou and Yiqi were staring at this spectacle with amusement as they walked towards him. With each step, his fear grew inside his heart. He saw the horrifying injuries inflicted on the fellow students, and he definitely did not wish to be on the receiving end.
“Sorry, this task, it is not within our capabilities. We will bid our farewell here.” He hurriedly apologised to Hai Cheng before scuttling out of the area with the other students.
Hai Cheng’s face turned red from anger with veins popping out. His plan had actually failed so miserably right in front of him.
“Hey! Don’t run away, what about your fellow injured students here? Don’t leave them alone here!” Muyou teased the escaping students.
“Good… Good… Today I admit defeat before you two, be prepared the next time we meet.” Hai Cheng gritted his teeth as he stared at Muyou and Yiqi.
“Let’s go!” Hai Cheng gestured to She Gou to leave. Just as they were about to leave, a shout rang out.
When they heard this word, they shuddered. This was the word they were praying very hard not to hear.
When they turned around, they saw Muyou smirking at them.
“Why the hurry to leave? After spending so much time and effort tracking us, don’t you want to spend more time with us?” Muyou smiled coldly.
“What do you want?” Hai Cheng asked warily.
“Hmmm… What do I want… I don’t know… Maybe you could help me with this?” Muyou rubbed his chin as he stared at Hai Cheng.
“If you have nothing to do, then do not waste our time. Goodbye.” She Gou said hurriedly as he turned around trying to leave.
Just as he took his first step, Yiqi suddenly appeared right in front of him.
Treading on Shadows! That was the third stance of Spectral Nymph.
“What… How… How did you get behind… Get behind me…” She Gou broke out in cold sweat.
“Get back!” Yiqi growled as he punched She Gou.
That punch was the Fist that Dominate, the first stance of Fists of Defiance!
She Gou raised his arms to defend, but it was utterly useless. His defence was completely overwhelmed as he was sent flying like a broken kite. That punch was simply too brutal, too domineering, it simply tore apart She Gou’s defence.
After flying for about 10 metres, She Gou landed on top of a tree. However, he was already unconscious and foaming blood.
Standing beside Yiqi was Hai Cheng. By now, he was petrified after witnessing everything. That speed and footwork which Yiqi employed to reach behind She Gou, that power behind the punch. Hai Cheng witnessed all of these close up and he knew he had absolutely no chance against Muyou and Yiqi.
“Leave? How could you two leave so easily? How could we let you two mastermind to simply leave like that? In order to prevent future trouble, we have to address the root of these issues, am I right?” Muyou’s words gripped Hai Cheng’s heart.
“Address the root of these issues”, how could Hai Cheng not understand the meaning behind these words?
“What do you two plan to do?” Hai Cheng glanced at Muyou.
“Well, heard of the three strikes rule?” Muyou stared at Hai Cheng as he raised up his hand.
“First strike, the incident at the dorm. We had warned you not to make any trouble after that.” Muyou held up his index finger.
“Second strike, the incident at the medicinal hall. You actually attacked us despite the previous warning.” Muyou then held up his middle finger too.
“Now this… Gathering 10 students to ambush us… This is the third strike…” Muyou shook his head as he held up his ring finger too.
“Three strikes… With this, we have no choice but to solve this enmity once and for all.” Muyou’s tone suddenly turned cold as he shot a killing stare towards Hai Cheng.
Hai Cheng gulped as he saw Muyou mouthed the word “kill”.