Chapter 53: Gift of a book
Yi Yun struggled to stand up. He adjusted his torn clothes and said with a wry smile, “Sister Fairy, please don’t ridicule me any further. It’s clear I lost. The attack I produced was with all my strength, yet you returned a blow at the key moment, sending me flying. It’s clear who lost.”
Yi Yun was convinced of his defeat, but the girl shook her head saying, “My level is much higher than yours, so it’s totally unfair to battle against you, even if I suppress it. I had originally agreed to use ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’ to spar with you, but I was forced to use my ‘Fairy Maiden Heart Sutra’ by you at the last moment.”
Lin Xintong was an honest person. Having agreed on using ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’, she had violated the rules by using another attack, so she had naturally lost.
She also did not explain to Yi Yun why she had lost her concentration during the battle.
When she had crossed fists with Yi Yun for the first time, she had felt a strange energy stay within her body and the energy had even seeped into her broken Yin Meridians. However, she did not feel it when they exchanges blows for the second time.
Lin Xintong was also unsure if it was just an illusion.
If not for losing concentration after the first crossing, she would not have been forced by Yi Yun to use her “Fairy Maiden Heart Sutra”
Upon hearing Lin Xintong’s words, Yi Yun was surprised. This girl was indeed special. Any expert like her would be a proud daughter of heaven, and would have never admitted to losing to a kid from the vast wilderness. It was after all something hard for such proud people to accept.
But this girl had admitted that she had lost, even though she had not lost from his point of view.
He turned his head and looked at the fat elder. Yet he saw the fat elder pulling at his beard with a horrible expression.
“What are you looking at?” The fat elder saw Yi Yun looking over and was pissed. He was shocked for how could a plebeian from the Cloud Wilderness be so powerful?
To have such power in the Meridians realm, he would not even be considered weak among the elites of a large family clan.
He had clearly learned “Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist” secretly, yet he could display Tendons like Bowstrings, Thunderous Bones. It was practically the same as having mastered the essence of ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’, not “a thing or two”.
What the hell is this? The fat elder had originally said that Yi Yun will be defeated within ten seconds. But till the end, not only had the time passed, even Lin Xintong had admitted defeat!
No way we’re losing, we clearly won, alright!
The fat elder was extremely upset. Was his estimations wrong? This kid had only an average body constitution, and had used some treasure to reach the state of Tempered Body. How could he cultivate a technique to such a level?
Maybe he had excellent perception?
In practicing cultivation techniques, besides a person’s constitution, one had to have perceptivity.
The importance of perceptivity was just second to constitution. A person with poor perception would learn everything slowly, so even if they had a good constitution, they were destined never to reach a higher realm since there were plenty of things in the martial world that could only be understood, not taught, especially for bottlenecks which could only be overcome by oneself.
In terms of perceptivity, Yi Yun was indeed not bad. On Earth, Yi Yun was good at his studies and had developed intelligence at an early age. Hence, the poor kids of the vast wilderness could not be compared to him.
In addition to him having crossed into this strange world, making Yi Yun experience two lives, all of this made his soul even stronger.
And with the Purple Crystal in his heart, that coolness was providing energy to his soul, and nourishing Yi Yun’s spirit continuously.
When he cultivated “Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist”, he had added some of his own understanding unique to him, creating a situation of necessary success with the ripe conditions.
Seeing the old man’s face wrinkled like a peach seed, Yi Yun could not help himself from laughing, but he did not dare to express it on his face, or the old man might explode.
“This is for you!”
Lin Xintong grabbed something from her interspatial wristband and threw an azure light towards Yi Yun.
Yi Yun caught it and realized that it was a book.
The azure book’s cover was made of golden silk. Its paper quality was great, and it was well made, making it great to the touch.
On the book cover wrote five words: “Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist”!
The five words were written with flair, making it look imposing.
This was the manual to “Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist”!
Yi Yun was happy. He had been secretly learning “Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist”, but as the fat elder said, there had to be holes in the process of secretly learning techniques. Besides, the members of the warrior preparation camp had poor perceptivity, so Yao Yuan had not taught everything about “Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist”, and he had only taught them the first nine moves. For the remaining moves, Yi Yun did not know a thing.
So Lin Xintong giving him this manual was especially timely!
Yi Yun could not stop touching the azure-colored book. He found that the book possessed a faint fragrance, making it very seductive.
Yi Yun curiously flipped the manual and realized that the manual consisted of pictures of people in various poses. Beside it was the mantras with notes by the side.
The notes were written with another color, and the font was small. The handwriting was very beautiful and had a mysterious smell associated with it. It was most likely the girl’s handwriting.
These notes were clearly added on later and belonged to the owner of the manual.
Yi Yun was shocked, this had to be Lin Xintong’s handwriting.
With Lin Xintong’s level of training and her understanding of martial arts, her notes for “Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist” would be extraordinary. If he could read it from cover to cover, it would give him great inspiration.
This was the insight Lin Xintong had obtained. And according to her, she had been reading this manual seriously for about half a year.
She had to be carrying this manual close to her all the time.
Yi Yun suddenly realized the value of the book. Although “Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist” had been made public by the Tai Ah Divine Kingdom, the book was not valuable, but with Lin Xintong’s notes, it was no longer the same.
“Sister Fairy, this book is too valuable. I can’t have it. These notes are insights from your own understanding…”
“It’s nothing, I already have all my notes memorized. I have read this ‘Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist’ from cover to cover so it’s no longer useful to me. With it, you might be able to get some inspiration.”
“This…” Yi Yun accepted the book upon seeing Lin Xintong’s insistence. He had really wanted it. It wouldn’t only be some inspiration, but a lifesaver. With this book, he could master the entire set of “Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist”.
As Yi Yun felt guilty accepting the book, the fat elder made an ill-timed comment. “Bah, if you want it, just say so. Stop acting.”
Yi Yun choked upon hearing that. This old man was really sarcastic with his words. This had to be a form of revenge. The fat elder and his disciple Lin Xintong had characters that were opposite extremes. It was unknown how they had managed to get along so well.
“Alright, stop looking at me. You have proven your strength. I would accept that you know ‘a thing or two’ about the Dragon Rib Tiger Bone Fist,” said the old man as he stroked his beard. It was an affirmation of Yi Yun’s strength.
“Previously, I said that if you could last ten seconds, I would give you a miracle medicine. I’m a person who doesn’t go back on his promises…” saying that the old man touched his ring and took out something. It was neither a desolate bone or desolate bone relic, but a black charred head!