Chapter 702 Great Zhou's Counterattack
Atop the walls of Broken Dragon City, Zhou Qing, Wei Canglan and the rest looked with dazed expressions and hanging mouths at the Great Wu Empire's army that had been crushed in the blink of an eye.
No one had expected that the aggressive and menacing army that had threatened to destroy the Great Zhou Empire would collapse so easily.
The area above the city walls fell into temporary silence.
Countless people rubbed their eyes in disbelief, feeling like they were in a dream.
Were they seeing an impossible final deception before his death?
Some of the warriors couldn't help but slap themselves, causing slapping noises to sound one after another, which were quickly followed by painful screams.
"Ow! Wait, so this is real?"
"Hey! Can't you hit yourself? Why the hell did you hit me?"
"Has the army of the Great Wu Empire collapsed?"
"That seems to be the case..."
The city walls became somewhat chaotic. Everyone finally came back to their senses as wild joy filled their faces.
Deafening screams exploded a split second later, shaking even the solid city walls.
They had all been prepared to die for their country just moments ago, not because they no longer wanted to live, but because the situation had been desperate and they had no other way to go.
Who would have imagined the hope of descending from heaven in the midst of their despair?
"Your highness is invincible!"
"Your highness is invincible!"
Cheers that could change even the sea itself echoed across the land.
The army of the Great Zhou Empire looked at the young figure on the top of the river with incomparable excitement. The reverence and adoration in his eyes was so concentrated that it almost overflowed.
Having Zhou Yuan descend like a god from the heavens and single-handedly save them from what should have been certain death probably made them revere him even more than Zhou Qing.
The eyes of Wei Canglan and the other commanders turned red with excitement as they sighed deeply, “Your highness truly is the Holy Dragon.”
Their hearts were filled with shock. No one had expected that the middle stage of the Divine Dwelling, King Wu, would be forced to flee after Zhou Yuan destroyed his physical body.
Zhou Qing's face was also flushed with excitement, without any trace of his usual firm expression. He slammed his hands on the city walls while muttering, “Great! Brilliant!
“Wu Xuan, you wanted to ruin my Zhou clan's Sacred Dragon. “How do you like the taste of consequences?!”
"My clan's Holy Dragon will not succumb so easily!"
As the city walls were bathed in jubilation, Zhou Yuan cast a glance in the direction that King Wu had fled before flying towards the city walls under the countless gazes of almost fanatical reverence.
When he landed, his gaze immediately looked towards Zhou Qing and Qin Yu as he smiled.
Qin Yu was the first to rush over, her eyes reddening as she carefully looked at Zhou Yuan up and down. "Yuan'er, are you injured somewhere?"
Zhou Yuan chuckled as he hugged his mother. "Relax mother, I'm fine."
Zhou Qing also walked forward, her eyes filled with excitement as she looked at Zhou Yuan. In the end, he patted the latter's shoulder forcefully as he said, "You've finally grown up."
Zhou Yuan was simply a very young Heavenly Gate stage practitioner when he left home years ago. After returning again, he was now an expert in the Divine Dwelling stage.
While it made Zhou Qing feel a little sad, he was also extremely proud and happy.
"The Great Zhou Empire really has to thank you this time."
Zhou Yuan shook his head and smiled, “I am the prince of the Great Zhou Empire, and it is my duty to protect it.”
He was silent for a moment as a set of gleaming white teeth were revealed. "Father, after so many years... I can no longer ignore my responsibilities."
When he left home years ago, Zhou Yuan had told Zhou Qing that he would repay all the humiliation they had received back then.
At that time, perhaps even Zhou Qing had simply taken these words as a child's boast. However, this same boy had done it.
King Wu, who had once brought endless pain, suffering and humiliation to Zhou Yuan, Zhou Qing, Qin Yu and the Great Zhou Empire... The same King Wu who had always seemed invincible, all-powerful and incomparable in their eyes. He had been defeated by Zhou Yuan in front of everyone.
All the past grudges and humiliations felt like they had been fully rewarded in that moment.
Zhou Qing’s red eyes finally moistened a little as he nodded, “Although King Wu has suppressed me in almost every aspect over the years, there is one thing I have about him; “My son is stronger than yours!”
"I didn't know how to respond before when King Wu asked me on what basis I dared to compete with him, but now that I think about it... It's because I have a great son!"
At this point, Zhou Qing couldn't help but laugh.
Zhou Yuan also chuckled as he shook his head.
"Father, with King Wu defeated and his army crumbling, the Great Zhou Empire cannot let this opportunity pass by." After chatting with Zhou Qing some more, Zhou Yuan's gaze turned towards the direction of the defeated Great Wu Empire.
Zhou Qing's pupils shrank slightly. "What do you want to do?"
Zhou Yuan slowly said, “Although King Wu's physical body was destroyed, he has probably made preparations for such a situation and it will not be difficult for him to recover. In the near future, he will once again become a major threat to the Great Zhou Empire.”
Furthermore, he could not stay in the Great Zhou Empire forever. The world here was too small and would not be beneficial for his cultivation. Therefore, I needed to nip the problem in the bud.
“The Holy Dragon blessing that was taken from me back then was divided into three parts by King Wu. I already removed the Wu Huang portion, but there is still one more with the Great Wu Empire. Only by destroying Great Wu will I be able to regain the blessing."
Zhou Yuan looked directly at Zhou Qing as his voice turned cold, “Therefore, the Great Wu Empire must be destroyed for the Great Zhou Empire to regain its former glory!”
Zhou Qing's eyes immediately filled with intense emotions. It was a day I looked forward to every waking moment.
Zhou Qing took a deep breath and said, “King Wu's defeat is a fatal blow to the morale of the Great Wu Empire's army. This is the best opportunity for us to fight back.”
He seemed to regain the dignity of the king of the Great Wu Empire at this moment.
He looked towards Wei Canglan and the other commanders and said solemnly, “Great General, the Great Zhou Empire will put all our forces into counterattacks. The things we once lost will be recovered by us this time!"
Wei Canglan's face flushed with excitement as he cupped his trembling fists, "I have received your order!"
As Wei Canglan left to carry out his orders, the interior of Broken Dragon City soon began a hive of activity. A huge army quickly gathered before the doors opened, revealing countless battle chariots filled with spirited troops.
Zhou Yuan stood atop the city walls and nodded as he looked at the grand sight.
“Father, it is not yet the time to relax…”
Zhou Yuan turned to Zhou Qing and said, “I will go after King Wu and make it impossible for him to reorganize his army. As for the rest, I'll leave it to you."
He could kill King Wu, but it was not very possible for him to besiege a thousand cities alone. That would be too exhausting for a single individual.
Zhou Qing nodded and said in a worried voice: "Be careful, even a cornered rabbit will bite you."
Beside, unwillingness was visible in Qin Yu's eyes.
Zhou Yuan nodded his head as he smiled at Qin Yu, "Don't worry mother, even King Wu in all his power was not my match, let alone now that he has already lost his physical body."
When his voice rang out, Zhou Yuan's figure had already risen into the sky, transforming into a flash of light as he walked away.
“Father, I will be waiting for you in the capital of the Great Wu Empire. We will celebrate again when we meet again!"
A clear and bright laughter echoed over the Broken Dragon River as his figure faded into the distance.