Thunder Martial Chapter 4 - Miracle
Zi Chen dashed forward in one direction, leaving deep footprints in the snow. From the beginning of the pursuit till now, he had run for at least five kilometers and was still running.
The shouting of Zhao Can and the others could be heard along with their cursing. But after a while, nothing could be heard anymore. Zi Chen had used just the strength of both his legs to leave Zhao Can and the others, with their 4th layerTrue Qi cultivation, in the distance.
After having his meridians changed and his bone marrow purified, Zi Chen's strength was still quite powerful even though he could not use any True Qi. The whole time he ran, he actually did not feel the slightest amount of exhaustion. True Qi can be used up and after it is gone, one must slowly recover the depleted True Qi. But with strength and endurance, there was no need to worry about it being used up and Zi Chen could also quickly recover in a very short time.
On the snowy ground, deep footprints could be seen. Zhao Can and the others could chase after Zi Chen just relying on the footprints
What's the matter with this Zi Chen. How could have he actually not die? Lin Ying could not help sighing.
They were not ordinary people, all of them were cultivators. Being cultivators, they naturally could differentiate between life and death, and Zi Chen did indeed die before but right now he was actually still alive.
Humph, since he didn't die, that could be counted as his good fortune. But this time he will die for sure. Zhao Can coldly said. Even he didn't know what the situation was with Zi Chen or how Zi Chen was not dead.
This f*cking Zi Chen doesn't have True Qi, but his speed is still so fast. Damn it; If I catch him, I will absolutely personally kill him, and then wait and watch to see if he will really revive or not.
Suddenly, Lin Ying's brow wrinkled and he said,
Look at the footprints on the ground, Zi Chen does not even have a tiny bit of True Qi. Although he received a miracle and did not die, his dantian was truly crippled. But why did he want to snatch the Snow Ginseng? Could it be that the Snow Ginseng can help him recover his dantian?
Idiot Zhao Can who had a gloomy face, rolled his eyes and he ridiculed Lin Ying.
Zhao Can, I will warn you first. When speaking to us two brothers, you better be more polite. Zhao Can's ridicule made Lin Hao angry.
Humph! Zhao Can snorted,
The Snow Ginseng is only a type of spiritual medicine which can help to assist in breaking through to the next cultivation level. It absolutely cannot recover his dantian. No matter if it is 500 year old, even if it is a 1000 year old Snow Ginseng, it also cannot recover his dantian.
Your meaning is? Lin Ying stared at Zhao Can.
My meaning is that if we catch Zi Chen, he will die for sure. If he swallowed the Snow Ginseng, he will also die. So no matter what happens, Zi Chen will have to die. Zhao Can's eyes flashed with a trace of dense killing intent.
Die, how will he die when we can't even catch him. Lin Hao rolled his eyes.
We cannot catch him now but he also can't continue running forever. With no True Qi and no food, how long can he run? Zhao Can sneered.
Zhao Can's analysis made sense but what he did not understand was Zi Chen's miracle, and he also did not understand that even though Zi Chen did not have any True Qi, Zi Chen was definitely not a normal person. After having his meridians changed and his marrow purified, Zi Chen's physique possessed terrifying physiqueal strength.
The distance between Zi Chen and his pursuers had already increased from a few hundred meters to a few kilometers, and the distance between them was still increasing.
Zhao Can took out his rations and coldly said,
Don't rest, eat while we chase.
Zi Chen had no food. On the journey, when Zi Chen felt thirsty and hungry, he could only grab a handful of snow and stuff it into his mouth.
Night quickly descended. Although the night wasn't illuminated by the moon and stars, but with the white snow accumulated on the ground it was possible to see a few hundred meters away. Compared to the daytime, there was not much difference in the line of sight during the night.
As night descended, Zi Chen quickly found a cave. But he did not venture in as he suddenly stopped a few meters from the cave then suddenly walked in another direction. After walking a few meters in a different direction, he traced his footsteps and walked back once again. Due to walking backwards, the footprints on the ground seemed really big but because of the lighting, it was not obvious at all.
Seeing the big footprints, Zi Chen coldly laughed and then dashed forward in the opposite direction towards the cave. But this time, Zi Chen acted cautiously. After walking a few steps, he would squat down to carefully use the snow to cover up his footprints.
In this way, although Zi Chen's speed was slow, he could at least smoothly break away from the pursuit.
Zi Chen slowly walked while covering his footprints until he detoured through two mountains, only then did he start adding speed and did not bother with the footprints anymore.
Grabbing a few handfuls of snow and putting it into his mouth, Zi Chen once again started dashing forward.
This time, Zi Chen used all his energy to dash forward, not sparing any of his seemingly boundless physiqueal strength and after running a distance of five kilometers, he then stopped and started panting heavily.
In the night, Zhao Can and the others did not rest at all. After chasing at Zi Chen's footprints till nearly midnight, they finally reached the cave.
The footprints on the snowy ground was already very shallow. Only occasionally were they able to see some spots that are uneven.
Seeing that the front of the road did not have any footprints, Lin Hao wrinkled his brows and spoke before adding speed and rushing forward.
The footprints got covered by the snow. We need to add on to our speed and chase faster.
The corner of Zhao Can's mouth held a trace of ridicule but he could only curse in his heart as Lin Hao had already warned him and he did not dare to be absolutely unrestrained and ridicule them.
Cursing quietly in his heart, Zhao Can stood on the same spot and indifferently said,
There are indeed no more footprints but it may not have been covered by the snow.
Lin Ying and Lin Hao both stopped and looked at Zhao Can with puzzled expressions.
Zi Chen is very smart. He knows how to cover his tracks. The footprints suddenly end here and we, who have been chasing the whole time, would of course subconsciously believe that the footprints were covered by the snow and continue forward. If we assumed that way, maybe we would have really not found him anymore.
Why? The footprints obviously vanished from this direction. Could it be that Zi Chen is not at the front? Two of them asked in confusion.
The time that I've known Zi Chen is very long. This little trick of his when used in front of others might work, but in front of me, it's mere child's play. Zhao Can sneered,
After having to run for a day with nothing to eat or rest, he must have already used up all his energy. That's why he purposely made this facade. If I did not guess wrong, Zi Chen is surely still around here.
Zhao Can turned his body and pointed towards a cave a few meters away that had already been covered by the snow and only half of the dark entrance could be seen.
Two of them stared blankly, appearing bewildered as they turned their body and walked towards the cave.
Zhao Can slowly walked towards the cave. Based on his conclusions, he had a confident look upon his face.
He really is in the cave? Both of them were still not able to believe it.
Humph, whether if he is in the cave or not, both of you can go and confirm it yourselves. With my understanding towards Zi Chen, there's a 90% chance he's in the cave right now. Zhao Can confidently snorted and dashed towards the cave shouting:
Zi Chen, come out. You have no place to run anymore!
Five kilometers away from the cave, Zi Chen panted hard as he leaned on the wall of a mountain to rest.
Zhao Can's personality is paranoid. He will surely think that I am in that cave. But this bluff won't fool him for long. At most, it will only work for half of a day and they will catch up. I must quickly refine this Snow Ginseng.
Zi Chen breathed deeply as he grabbed a few handfuls of snow and stuffed it into his mouth.
The Zi Chen right now could be said to be famished. After having died and being reborn, his stomach was only full of snow water at the moment.
When dawn came, Zi Chen had already properly adjusted his mind and took out the Snow Ginseng.
A 500 year old Snow Ginseng, if used to concoct medicines, could be used to concoct a few True Qi Pills for sure. Even if one were to just exchange a 500 year old Snow Ginseng, five True Qi Pills could be gotten in exchange
But right now, other than swallowing the Snow Ginseng, Zi Chen had no other choice remaining.
No matter if it can recover my dantian or not, I must try it. Even if my dantian can't be recovered, increasing my strength is also not bad. I can't just keep getting chased to death by them.
Zi Chen made up his mind to stake it all on the Snow Ginseng
The Snow Ginseng, which had the size of an infant's arm, directly got placed into Zi Chen's mouth. With the sounds of chewing, the Snow Ginseng got bitten by Zi Chen and a cold refreshing sweet liquid started moving down his throat towards his stomach.
The skin of the Snow Ginseng was wrinkly, while the inside contained sweet juices.
As the liquid of the Snow Ginseng entered into his stomach, an extremely pure energy started appearing from his stomach and moving towards every part of his body.
The skin of the Snow Ginseng is good stuff too, at least it can help to control hunger.
After he drank the juices of the Snow Ginseng, Zi Chen placed the dried up Snow Ginseng into his mouth and start chewing. Along with the sounds of chewing, the remains of the Snow Ginseng got swallowed down to his stomach.
The energy within his stomach started to rummage around. Zi Chen closed his eyes and sat cross-legged as he adjusted his breathing while he started revolving the Heavenly Thunder Body Tempering technique.
This was a martial technique which prioritized refining the body. All of the energy, when going through a full cycle, must go through his heart.
There is also a vessel which Zi Chen never had open access to before, but while revolving of the Heavenly Thunder Body Tempering technique, The energy smoothly passed through in order to pass through his heart
In addition, Zi Chen also found out that it was not that the energy passed through his heart, but that his heart itself was absorbing the energy on its own.
What is going on?
Zi Chen opened his eyes and his expression became extremely odd. The energy accumulated in a 500 year old Snow Ginseng was very frightening. If it were not for being on the brink of a crisis where he had no other options, Zi Chen would definitely not swallow this Snow Ginseng.
But right now, the energy of the Snow Ginseng, after reaching his heart, it disappeared without a trace. Not even a bit of surging happened at all.
It's as if the strong energy of the Snow Ginseng is like a drop of water dropping in the sea
Don't even say a full cycle, not even half a cycle revolved and the energy of the Snow Ginseng disappeared.
Where did the energy of the Snow Ginseng go?
Zi Chen expression became odd and puzzled. But at the next moment, Zi Chen's heart suddenly throbbed. Afterwards, a strand of pure, silver colored energy suddenly appeared from his heart and rushed towards every part of his body.
At the same moment, an even purer energy passed through Zi Chen's meridians and entered his dantian.
This energy was extremely pure. It emitted a silver light and it seemed as if it was a pure energy of thunder. But the energy was really too vast, it surpassed the energy of the Snow Ginseng by a huge amount.
After the energy rushed towards his dantian, it started flowing around his dantian. At the same time, under the embrace of the silver colored energy, Zi Chen's dantian which was currently crippled actually began to recover.
His dantian was currently being repaired...
A miracle was currently happening inside the dumbstruck Zi Chen.