Chapter 1239: What a Shame
Translator: Transn Editor: Transn
The young man in black went up to Su Mo and spit out the words.
Su Mo who was absorbed in his meditation opened his eyes promptly. He glanced at the young man in black and the young man in luxurious clothes. Immediately, everything was clear to him.
Trouble was coming!
Su Mo said nothing but just stared at them flatly, waiting for them to speak.
“You stole my brothers’ storage rings. How daring! I am giving you a chance to repay them double and apologize!” The young man in black said coldly.
He had intended to kill Su Mo, but considering that Su Mo might be related to Grand Master Huoyuan, he made a compromise for fear of stirring up trouble.
“Impossible!” Su Mo shook his head in reply.
What an idiotic nonsense!
He did not have that much wealth. Even if he did, he would not hand it over.
The reason he had robbed them was that they came to extort them first. They had only themselves to blame!
“You are so reckless!” The young man in black shouted with killing desire in his eyes. The young man in luxurious clothes clenched his fists in rage.
“Fine, since you don’t agree, you have to accept my challenge. Do you dare or not?” The young man in black yelled at Su Mo in an earsplitting voice.
The Shenwu Academy’s disciples around the Ultimacy Sacred Mountain were startled by it. They stopped perceiving Ultimacy and stared at them.
“Isn’t it Leng Jiang, from the Northern House?”
“And He Chuanyan!”
“Which House does the other guy come from?”
“He is from our Southern House, apparently named Su Mo. He once offended Taishi Xuan!”
Many disciples began discussing in low voices, waiting to see what would happen.
Faced with Leng Jiang’s challenge, Su Mo answered flatly. “I’m not interested.”
“Really?” Leng Jiang said with a sneer. The next moment he had suddenly attacked Su Mo.
His iron fist shot out straight for Su Mo’s head.
This punch was incredibly powerful. The fist force, like a furious dragon, could deal devastating damage.
The punch came so fast that it was near Su Mo’s face in a second.
“You want to die!” Su Mo burst out in anger. He never expected that Leng Jiang would attack him with no warning.
He tilted his head back in haste and raised his hands to block the punch.
The next second.
Leng Jiang’s fists hit Su Mo’s palms. It was like two enormous mountains crashing against each other. There was an earth-shaking sound.
Su Mo was knocked away by the punch. It sent him flying backward scores of miles away before falling to the ground.
Leng Jiang stood tall and straight with Ultimacy appearing on his face. He stared frostily at Su Mo in the distance and said, “Rubbish, do you dare accept my challenge?”
He wanted to anger Su Mo and force him to accept the battle.
However, he was inwardly alarmed because he thought his punch would have gravely injured Su Mo, but Su Mo just stood there, unharmed.
Although he had learned from He Chuanyan that Su Mo’s strength was formidable, Leng Jiang was still astonished by what he had seen.
A martial artist in the Emperor-to-be Realm could withstand the fistwith 50% of his strength. This overstepping fighting ability was certainly horrible一it could even compare to that of the Holy Sons of the Academy.
Su Mo steadied himself and glared at Leng Jiang sullenly.
“Senior Flaming Ghost Sage, what cultivation does he have?” Su Mo asked Flaming Ghost Sage with his Mind.
He could not identify Leng Jiang’s cultivation clearly, guessing that he might be in Rank 3 Martial Emperor Realm or Rank 4.
“Rank 3 Martial Emperor Realm.” Flaming Ghost Sage responded.
Su Mo understood immediately that if Leng Jiang was in the Rank 3 Martial Emperor Realm, he would not be too powerful.
However, Su Mo himself was not fully confident that he could defeat a martial artist in the Rank 3 Martial Emperor Realm. Although his strength was more powerful than those in Rank 2, it was still hard to triumph over martial artists in Rank 3.
“Fine, I accept your challenge!” Su Mo nodded as he stared at the arrogant Leng Jiang.
He would not shrink back if he was being bullied. He would not fear anything, even a powerful enemy. It was merely a battle.
“Good! Tomorrow morning, a showdown between you and me!” Leng Jiang said with a laugh when Su Mo agreed to fight him.
Now that Su Mo had accepted the challenge, everything would be solved easily.
“After a month!” Su Mo said simply. He was not confident that he could fight Leng Jiang tomorrow, so he had to put it off to give himself time to increase his strength as much as he could.
“Are you stalling for time?” Leng Jiang said as he narrowed his eyes slightly. He was not foolish. He knew that a lot of things could change within a month.
He was fully confident that Su Mo would not surpass him within a month.
However, he was worried about Su Mo finding help or pressuring him through Grand Master Huoyuan.
Having thought for a while, he nodded and said, “Okay. After a month, you and I will have a battle!”
Leng Jiang was not very concerned because he was also supported by someone else although his backer was far from Grand Master Huoyuan.
“Let’s go!” Leng Jiang said to He Chuanyan, and then turned around and left.
“Su Mo, as I said, you will pay for it!” He Chanyan threw look at Su Mo and sneered.
He seemed to foresee Su Mo being killed and his soul being crushed.
He Chuanyan then turned around and left as well.
Su Mo sighed and felt depressed. He wanted to cultivate his strength quietly, but trouble kept coming to find him.
Of course, he was also to blame for this trouble because he was too vicious.
Moments later, Su Mo also left and returned to the Academy.
Word of the battle between Su Mo and Leng Jiang was heard by the disciples around the Ultimacy Sacred Mountain, so the news soon spread in the Academy.
After returning to his tower, Su Mo sat cross-legged on the futon and lowered his head, pondering on how to improve his strength at the fastest rate.
Currently, in order to increase his strength, the only way was to break through to the Martial Emperor Realm!
“Young man, what a shame indeed!” Flaming Ghost Sage suddenly spoke.
“What shame?” Su Mo frowned slightly.
“Hehe! With your talent, you’re supposed to sweep all and stand out in the young generation, but instead, you were humiliated by a nobody. What’s worse, you are too cautious and timid. Isn’t it a shame?” Flaming Ghost Sage spoke disdainfully.
Su Mo’s face fell. He had not even reached the Martial Emperor Realm, let alone sweep everyone. What nonsense!
“I have accepted the challenge. Why do you still think it’s a shame?” Su Mo said glumly.
“Of course it’s a shame. Through this battle, you can make your name known in Shenwu Academy and display your incredible talent. In the future, you are bound to dominate your peers and thrill the whole world with your majestic and powerful strength,” Flaming Ghost Sage said domineeringly.
Not fooled by the grandiloquence, Su Mo said with scorn, “Nonsense!” Did the Ghost Sage hope Su Mo would die faster?
He had neither background nor strength. If he followed the Ghost Sage’s words, it would only bring him disaster.
“As a rare genius in the universe, you should act like a real genius一showing your aura and towering over others. Only with lofty aspiration can you go further in the future!”
Flaming Ghost Sage spoke slowly as if trying to persuade Su Mo to alter his life principles.
Su Mo shook his head. “Let’s put that aside. Now, you should tell me how to increase my strength as quickly as possible.”
He would not believe Flaming Ghost Sage’s words. Keeping a low profile was king in a world where experts were respected and slaughter never ended.
Without sufficient strength, having a high profile merely led to dying faster.