Chapter 966 Bully
When Zhao Mushen released his Genesis Qi pressure, countless people in the starry space looked on in fear. His reputation among the experts in the Divine Dwelling stage was too overwhelming, and any move he made would have a great impact on the current situation.
Therefore, numerous people secretly breathed a sigh of relief when they realized that Zhao Mushen's pressure was directed at Zhou Yuan of the Tianyuan Region.
It was also very surprising. After all, most of them had never heard of any disagreement between the two.
However, those things were not important right now. Several people gleefully imagined how sullen Zhou Yuan would feel if he were eliminated with the main event right before his eyes.
A mocking smile emerged from the corners of Xu Ming's mouth as he shook his head. It seemed like he wouldn't even have a turn to deal with Zhou Yuan.
Yuan Kun of the Yushou Region couldn't help but sigh as he caressed his fat cheeks. Facing someone as fearsome as Zhao Mushen, even he had to be extremely cautious. If Zhao Mushen decided to attack Zhou Yuan, Yuan Kun would be unable to help. After all, he still needed to be responsible for the Yushou Region, and offending Zhao Mushen of the Wanzu Region would not be wise.
Jiu Gong's expression seemed a little regretful. He had already sensed Zhou Yuan's potential since their previous encounter. If he could unlock his ninth Divine Dwelling, his battle prowess would probably rank among the top four. At that time, even Zhao Mushen wouldn't have an easy time against him.
What a pity... it seems that Zhao Mushen does not plan to give Zhou Yuan a chance to continue growing. However, there is no shame in losing to players like Zhao Mushen.
Even someone as proud as Jiu Gong admired Zhao Mushen's overwhelming power.
Zhou Yuan may have the qualifications to compete with Zhao Mushen in the future, but not now. However, by the time Zhou Yuan reached that step, Zhao Mushen might have already advanced to the Heavenly Sun stage. At that time, the gap between them would only grow larger.
This was the path of cultivation. Once you were one step behind, you would always be one step behind. Catching up was not easy.
Wu Yao was standing in the Wushen Region camp, wearing a bright red dress. He had his arms crossed and gave off a dignified and powerful aura. She narrowed her eyes slightly, light flickering within them. Nobody knew what he was thinking.
Lan Ting and Zhao Yunxiao were a little behind her. Zhao Yunxiao's complexion was still somewhat pale as he stared cruelly at Zhou Yuan's figure. Before, Zhou Yuan had almost killed him in the mini domain.
However, there was a hint of fear flowing in the depths of Zhao Yunxiao's eyes. Zhou Yuan's strength made him understand that the two of them were no longer on the same level. The young man he had not given a second thought to in the capital of Great Wu had already far surpassed him. Although it was difficult for Zhao Yunxiao to accept it, he had no choice but to acknowledge this cruel reality.
Lan Ting silently stood to the side. He was also aware of Zhao Yunxiao's encounter with Zhou Yuan. Since Lan Ting was equal in strength to Zhao Yunxiao, Zhou Yuan could probably defeat him as well.
The two who were full of confidence before the tournament no longer had much pride within them.
Wu Yao covertly looked at the two and shook his head inwardly. To think that a small loss was all it took to steal their momentum… It was ironic that they had even looked down on Zhou Yuan previously. In comparison, Zhou Yuan far surpassed them in terms of character and tenacity.
If either of them had experienced the many setbacks he had, it was very likely that both of them would have collapsed, much less stood up like him.
Despite this, if Zhao Mushen were to act against Zhou Yuan now, it would still be a big problem for Zhou Yuan.
As he thought, Wu Yao tapped his fingers lightly, his gaze flickering. He did not wish to see Zhao Mushen eliminate Zhou Yuan here because the Nine Regions Tournament was his best chance to regain the Holy Dragon's blessing in Zhou Yuan's body.
Zhao Mushen was really good at ruining things.
Should I stop it?
Many were watching Zhao Mushen and Zhou Yuan in the starry space, hoping that they would soon see some excitement.
Under these gloating gazes, Zhou Yuan's expression did not even move, although a ruthless look flew by in the depths of his eyes. He remained expressionless as a silver liquid emerged from the hand on his sleeve and slowly covered his arm.
However, just as Genesis Qi began to rush through his body, another extremely powerful pressure of Genesis Qi suddenly appeared in the starry space.
Countless people looked on in bewilderment and saw Su Youwei from the Zixiao region step forward. Space rippled faintly around him, and his pressure was not even a bit weaker than Zhao Mushen's. He had completely noticed him.
She did not speak as Genesis Qi stirred around her.
This was a warning.
She was warning Zhao Mushen that she would intervene the moment he did something.
A thunderous uproar swept over the place like a wave.
The various experts were completely shocked. They had never imagined that Su Youwei would step forward at this moment and confront Zhao Mushen for Zhou Yuan.
What was the relationship between these two?
Although they had witnessed Su Youwei driving Xu Ming away for Zhou Yuan in the Fallen City, how could people like Xu Ming compare to Zhao Mushen?
Behind Su Youwei, Xue Jingtao's expression changed. He had just told Su Youwei an embellished account of what Zhou Yuan had done to him. He would never have expected her to show her stance at this moment, even facing Zhao Mushen!
Xue Jingtao shouted sternly, “Junior Sister Youwei! What are you doing? How can you offend Zhao Mushen for a mere Zhou Yuan? Don't forget your status!"
Su Youwei gave him an indifferent look and said, “You are too short-sighted. Zhao Mushen is our greatest enemy. Having Zhou Yuan around will be a big threat to Zhao Mushen.”
Xue Jingtao laughed angrily. What kind of joke was this? Could Zhou Yuan threaten Zhao Mushen? Who the hell did he think he was?!
“I am the leader of the Zixiao Region. If you refuse to comply, immediately withdraw from the nine regions tournament,” Su Youwei said coldly. There was a coldness never before heard in his tone.
Xue Jingtao clenched his fists tightly as his face distorted slightly. In the end, he reluctantly backed away and said, “Okay, go ahead and do whatever you want. I'll be waiting to see how he explains things when we get back!"
Zhao Mushen's eyes widened slightly. He tilted his head, looked in Su Youwei's direction, and said slowly: "Su Youwei, are you declaring war on me?"
Su Youwei replied: "If that's what you think."
Zhao Mushen was silent for a moment before saying, "Do you know that this is not the best place or time for us to fight?"
Su Youwei replied indifferently: "That's why I hope you will be a little more rational."
Zhao Mushen was speechless. He then laughed softly and raised his hands in surrender. The Genesis Qi pressure from his body slowly dissipated. “Well, it will be as you wish. But Su Youwei, you can’t protect him.”
Su Youwei was someone he had to be careful of. Furthermore, he could faintly feel that another person was secretly targeting him. In such a situation, even Zhao Mushen had no choice but to take a step back.
Su Youwei shook her head. “When I unlock his ninth Divine Dwelling, you may have to think about whether you will be able to protect yourself.”
Zhao Mushen smiled and said, “So optimistic about him? So I will happily wait and see.”
He did not look down on Zhou Yuan nor did he underestimate the potential of his ninth Divine Dwelling. Zhao Mushen simply had complete confidence in himself.
As the two individuals withdrew their Genesis Qi pressure, the hostile atmosphere in the starry sky began to fade. Many people shook their heads in regret. It was a shame a fight hadn't broken out.
Xu Ming showed a shallow smile. "Pavilion Chief Master Zhou Yuan is such a lucky guy."
His tone was full of mockery and sarcasm.
Several gazes looked towards Zhou Yuan with amusement, barely able to hide their envy. It felt really unacceptable for Su Youwei to protect him so fiercely!
The silver liquid covering Zhou Yuan's arm slowly receded. He raised his head, looked towards Xu Ming and said, “I will take any of the nine statues you choose.”
Although Zhao Mushen could put himself aside for the moment, he could bully Xu Ming to vent his frustration.
I'll leave the lion for later and kill this dog now!
Xu Ming's expression turned sinisterly cold.
The originally dying hum exploded once again. Zhou Yuan's words were undoubtedly a declaration of war.