Chapter 689: Never Giving Up
Su Mo did not continue attacking. According to combat standards, Sikong Yan had already lost because he was injured.
He and Sikong Yan were not fighting to the death, so he did not make a kill move.
Sikong Yan’s face was gray, and he said through gritted teeth, “I’m not giving up, I can still fight!”
Sikong Yan knew he was weaker than Su Mo, but his pride prevented him from admitting defeat.
“In that case, I’ll run you to the ground!”
Su Mo did not waste any time before launching another attack.
The time for their battle was only halfway through, so he had plenty of time to completely defeat his opponent.
Swish! Swish! Swish!
With a bright flash of sword radiance, streams of powerful three-colored sword Qi shot out and formed a raging sword Qi tempest. The powerful tempest came charging towards Sikong Yan.
Sikong Yan faced the rapidly approaching tempest with a grim face.
Sikong Yan instantly shrank the size of the Sky-fire Territory to a radius of around 10 meters.
Shrinking Sky-fire Territory and concentrating its strength would serve as a powerful defense, thus greatly weakening the attacks.
Then, Sikong Yan punched out again.
“Burning the Sky and Sea!”
He used the same attack again. Powerful and crimson flaming fist radiance scorched the earth, reducing the air to ash.
At the next moment, the sword Qi tempest and flaming fist radiance met again.
With endless defeaning crashes, the giant fist radiance was instantly torn to pieces by the sword Qi.
Meanwhile, the sword Qi was only reduced by half and continued toward Sikong Yan’s head.
Then, it entered the Sky-fire Territory.
With an explosion, flames spewed everywhere, and the entire Sky-fire Territory burst open.
Sikong Yan screamed and was tossed out for thousands of meters like a limp sack before hitting the ground.
Su Mo swiftly flew above Sikong Yan and looked at him coldly.
“Sikong Yan, do you admit defeat?” Su Mo smirked and asked with a chuckle.
Sikong Yan was lying on the ground, but he sprang up as soon as Su Mo came over.
He looked up at Su Mo and roared angrily, “Never!”
“You stubborn bastard, I’ll make you miserable!”
Su Mo’s eyes flashed with anger, and he struck down heavily on Sikong Yan’s forehead.
This strike was extremely fast and almost inperceptible. It neared Sikong Yan’s forehead in a flash.
Sikong Yan hastily raised his fist in the nick of time to block the strike.
Sky-crushing Sword struck Sikong Yan’s fist with a loud sound, sending out piercing sparks.
Sikong Yan’s crimson gauntlets blocked the Sky-crushing Sword’s blade.
However, he was still unable to stop the sword’s momentum.
Sikong Yan’s body shuddered and grunted under the tremendous pressure, and blood trickled out of his mouth.
“Sikong Yan, do you accept your defeat?” Su Mo asked again.
His Sky-crushing Sword was still pressed against Sikong Yan’s fists.
“No!” Sikong Yan roared with bloodshot eyes.
Su Mo raised Sky-crushing Sword slightly and slammed it heavily again on Sikong Yan’s fists.
There was another loud sound.
Sikong Yan spat out a stream of blood and was forced onto one of his knee.
“Do you accept your defeat?” Su Mo asked coldly once again.
Sikong Yan’s aura was waning quickly, and his body suffered tremendous internal injuries, but he remained stubborn.
As the sword came crashing down again, Sikong Yan’s entire body shook. He kept throwing up blood, and his aura had dropped to its lower limit.
“Do you accept your defeat?”
“I’ll accept defeat over my dead body!” Sikong Yan said through gritted teeth.
Although his body was shaking and resting on his knee, his upper body was still straight with proud.
Su Mo smirked. Although Sikong Yan has questionable morals, he was quite resilient!
The entire arena was silent as everyone watched in shock.
Sikong Yan was completely defeated!
Sikong Yan, the genius who had a natural Fire Spiritual Body and was three levels higher than Su Mo, still had been completely defeated!
At this moment, the people of Topmost Palace could tolerate no longer.
Sikong Yan’s continuous defeat was too insulting to them!
“That’s enough, Su Mo!” yelled the Vice Palace Master of Topmost Palace, Tai Shen, “You’ve already won, so why keep pushing?”
Su Mo did not look towards Tai Shen and instead kept asking Sikong Yan, “Sikong Yan, do you accept your defeat?”
“I won’t!” Sikong Yan roared with red eyes.
Su Mo shook his head and looked towards Vice Palace Master Tai Shen, saying with a smile, “Elder, you heard that. I can’t stop because he won’t accept defeat!”
Tai Shen was speechless. Then, he turned to Sikong Yan and said with a frown, “Sikong Yan, you’ve already lost, so why hold out? It’s not embarrassing to lose. As long as you keep trying, you’ll still be able to defeat Su Mo in the future!”
Everyone agreed silently with what Tai Shen had said. Sikong Yan had already lost, so why remain stubborn?
Sikong Yan could not be convinced and glared intently at Su Mo with a flushed face.
“I won’t accept defeat even if I die!” he said in a deep voice.
He would have accepted defeat to anyone but Su Mo.
Perhaps because of their feud, or the resentment about finding a master, Sikong Yan could not accept the fact that he had lost to Su Mo.
Everyone was speechless. Sikong Yan was too irrational!
Was he looking for death by remaining stubborn in such a situation?
Tai Shen’s expression darkened. Sikong Yan’s unyielding attitude could get him killed.
Although Tai Shen could force Sikong Yan to step down, it would really impact his confidence and determination in martial arts, which would be detrimental to his cultivation.
Sikong Yan was a rare genius hard to come by in Topmost Palace for hundreds of years. Although he was not as strong as Gong Lin at the moment, his accomplishments would definitely exceed Gong Lin’s some day.
Tai Shen valued this asset too greatly
“Don’t worry, elder, I won’t kill him!” Su Mo smiled and said loudly to Tai Shen.
He knew that Tai Shen was worried he would kill Sikong Yan.
At this moment, Su Mo’s time was up, and the gold and earth property in his body had disintegrated.
However, he did not need to merge them even more.
Sikong Yan was so weak that he could not even use half of his strength.