Chapter 707 Dragon and Phoenix Meeting
"Father, do you still remember how mom died?"
The cold and lonely voice of the girl in red sounded in the cemetery, seemingly accompanied by a chill that made the entire place even colder.
King Wu was shocked for the first time by these words. His face rippled slightly before he forced a smile and said, “Wu Yao, so many years have already passed. Why do you mention this?”
“You must understand that it was an accident. It was not my intention."
A streak of cloudiness seemed to pass through his eyes.
Wu Yao was expressionless. Not a single ripple could be seen in his eyes as he said, “All those years ago, father was planning to remove the blessing of the Holy Dragon from my body and give it to Wu Huang?”
King Wu's expression became even more unnatural. Wu Yao seemed unable to awaken the Holy Dragon's blessing back then, which was extremely wasteful in his opinion. Instead of allowing her to waste it, it was naturally better to extract it from her.
“Even if your Holy Dragon blessing was extracted, it will not have threatened your life. At most, you would have been unable to cultivate.” King Wu explained.
Wu Yao said calmly, "And then I will be locked in the palace forever, allowing Wu Huang to control me, right?"
A trace of deep disgust flashed in his eyes. "Those unpleasant thoughts of yours were probably encouraged by your father, right?"
King Wu's expression stiffened. How could he now know about Wu Huang's abnormal desire to possess Wu Yao? However, it was true that he had not stopped them because he felt that it would instead become a source of motivation for Wu Huang.
Although he felt uncomfortable, King Wu couldn't help but be a little angry. Wu Yao had never dared to say those words to him in the past. Perhaps, she had hidden these thoughts deep in her heart, and now she had brought them all out to rebuke him.
“Wu Yao, I am still your father. Do you feel like your wings have become tougher after staying in Hunyuan Heaven for a few years?” King Wu's voice was tinged with anger.
Wu Yao said indifferently, “Honestly, I didn't wish to return because this place is really hateful. But I made a promise before my mother's grave and it's finally time for me to keep it."
The expression in King Wu's eyes fluctuated indeterminately. "You plan to do?"
Wu Yao slowly raised his hand, revealing black lightning leaping across his palm. In the next instant, countless black lightning bolts erupted.
Black lightning shot out and rained down on the royal palace and the city. The ground shook violently as flames began to rush into the sky.
“Wu Yao! You dare!" King Wu roared.
This unfilial child dared to burn down the royal palace and the capital city!
The flames rose like fireworks. Wu Yao watched flames fill the skies, his beautiful face completely frozen like a cold and emotionless statue.
King Wu was so angry that his Spirit stirred violently. Soon after, he gritted his teeth and said, “Did he take the Treasure Lotus Paste? Give it to me!"
With a grab of his hand, a jade bottle appeared. The dark red paste slowly stirred inside. He stared at the bottle as an icy smile tugged at the corners of his pink lips.
Black lightning exploded, instantly destroying both the bottle and its contents.
King Wu was stunned. Moments later, his eyes nearly popped out as he shouted, “Wu Yao! “You miserable girl!”
He had gone mad with anger. His Spirit lunged forward as a palm brutally struck Wu Yao. Murderous feelings arose due to his rage, clearly without the intention of showing mercy.
However, Wu Yao simply sent a slight movement in response. A black beam shot out and slammed into the Spirit of King Wu.
Thunder rumbled as King Wu let out a blood-curdling scream. A good portion of his Spirit cracked and fractured instantly as he retreated miserably.
"Father, are you planning to kill me again?" Wu Yao said.
King Wu's spirit trembled violently as he became increasingly incorporeal, a sign that he was about to dissipate. His face contorted as he sternly shouted, “Wu Yao! Unfilial spawn! Do you intend to kill your father?!"
He never imagined that Wu Yao had returned not to help him, but to kill him!
In the past, Wu Yao had never shown even the slightest hint of hatred towards him in the Great Zhou Empire. When he thought about it now, King Wu couldn't help but tremble inwardly. Wu Yao had clearly buried these feelings deep within herself, because she did not have the qualifications to challenge him back then.
But now that he had become strong, there was no need to pretend anymore.
As he looked at the young woman in red standing in front of the tomb, King Wu felt a chill run through him. Perhaps, Wu Yao had deeply etched this hatred into his heart on the day the queen died.
“Wu Yao, Yao'er, it was a father's mistake back then. But when has your father treated you badly over the years?” The expression in King Wu's eyes fluctuated rapidly. In the end, he lowered his posture in fear.
He first had to pacify Wu Yao for the time being. As long as he manages to preserve his life, there will be a chance for revenge in the future.
However, despite his low posture, Wu Yao simply replied in a low voice, “Father, can you go and keep my mother company? She has been very lonely for so many years."
King Wu roared angrily: "Wu Yao, you have really gone crazy!"
Wu Yao looked at him in a daze as a sliver of pain flew into the depths of his eyes. “Father, is there even a single sane person left in the Wu clan? Everything has happened thanks to you."
He raised his hand as a block lightning flashed between his fingertips.
King Wu was terrified. His Spirit retreated frantically in hopes of escaping.
However, black lightning shot out from Wu Yao's hand, piercing through the air like chains of lightning and binding King Wu's spirit tightly.
King Wu struggled madly but could not break free.
It was at this time that the sound of strong wind was heard over the capital. A glowing figure descended from the sky and landed in the cemetery at the back of the palace.
It was Zhou Yuan, who had been chasing King Wu the entire time.
When he landed in the cemetery, the first thing he saw was the vision of King Wu bound by black lightning. He was stunned for a brief moment before quickly looking up and seeing the girl in red standing in front of a grave.
The girl also raised her eyes at this moment, causing their gazes to meet as her pupils shrank slightly.
Lightning seemed to hit both of them at that moment, making their hearts beat faster in unison. It felt like a tiger and a lion had met in the mountain forest.
Zhou Yuan looked at the beautiful girl in red with a serious expression as he slowly opened his mouth, “Wu Yao.”
Although they had never met, Zhou Yuan realized his identity at that very moment.
"Zhou Yuan." Wu Yao's long eyes narrowed slightly.
The silence lasted several breaths. Zhou Yuan frowned slightly at this scene, somewhat unable to understand what was happening. Why did it seem like Wu Yao was attacking King Wu?
"Ha ha ha!"
King Wu suddenly burst out laughing at this moment, a laugh that was filled with painful despair. “The Phoenix must not meet the Dragon. If they do, it will be the death of Wu. Haha, this prophecy is not bad at all.”
“I originally thought that the Dragon and the Phoenix referred to Wu Huang and Wu Yao, but from what I can see now, it actually refers to you two. Ha ha!"
Wu Yao's gaze returned to King Wu. his eyes slowly closed as he said softly, “Father, please go and accompany mom.”
As his words faded, he suddenly clenched his hand. The black lightning chains around King Wu tightened abruptly.
Black lightning frantically eroded King Wu's spirit.
In desperation, King Wu let out a bitter laugh. “Haha, I never expected this. I truly never imagined that I, Wu Xuan, would eventually be killed by my own son. Haha, Wu Yao ah Wu Yao, I really underestimated you!”
“I have planned and plotted for so many years, just for you two to have the last laugh…”
“Haha, how interesting. Wu Yao, do you know the final part of our Wu clan prophecy?”
“The Dragon and the Phoenix collide, and only the devourer will live!”
“Haha, the fight between you two is predestined and will be the most splendid sight. Unfortunately, one of you will eventually be eaten. Haha, no matter who it is, it's sure to be a great show to watch. "I'll wait for you both downstairs!"
His voice was filled with bitter resentment.
Black lightning exploded as the Spirit of King Wu disintegrated with a loud band.
This generation's King Wu had planned for many years, only for such a fate to befall him.