World Defying Dan God - Chapter 20
Chen Xiang watched as the herbal powders mixed and were about to be congeal into pill.
Bang! A horrid sound spread through the air, and from the alchemic furnace, a rapid Qi wave had burst out. Cheng Xiang quickly retreated. He glared at the fallen lid with surprise stricken on his face and sweat dripping down his back.
’’That damn furnace exploded!’’
’’Are you okay?’’ Su Meiyao asked with a slight disregard as she combed her hair.
’’I'm all right,’’ replied Chen Xiang, trying to catch his breath. When he had somewhat calmed down, he inspected his alchemic furnace to check for any damages. Surprisingly, it was fine.
Su Meiyao's lips spread into a slight smile and said encouragingly, ’’Then continue. It's common for such a thing to happen.’’
Seeing Su Meiyao's fascinating and charming smile, the sense of failure Chen Xiang had swept away. Now calm, he took a few moments of rest and then brought out more herbs.
One. Two. Three hours past and, again, Chen Xiang arrived at the last step only to end in failure. Fortunately, compared to before, the furnace had not exploded.
Chen Xiang sighed. ’’This is too difficult to refine. There is only one set of herbs remaining which means I have only one chance left if I am to succeed.’’
Looking at the sweat on Chen Xiang's brow, Su Meiyao came up to him. With a damp towel, she wiped it off. ’’Little one, this sister here, during her time of refining Baptizing marrow dan, exploded several alchemic furnaces. You are doing well at the rate you're going. According to my estimation, for you to be successful, it would probably take you at least another twenty tries.’’
Staring into Su Meiyao's bewitching eyes, Chen Xiang became flustered. The allure of her made his heart throb, and at that moment, his mind could not help but reflect on an image of a naked Su Meiyao...
’’What?! Twenty times? That won't do. I do not have that much money to spend. ’’Cheng Xiang said. He shook his head, trying to stay focused and clear of those degrading images.
As if reading Chen Xiang's mind, Su Meiyao played cute and shook her bosom a little. ’’Little guy, you going off into wild flights of fancy had nothing to do with me, but if your thoughts wander towards senior sister, you will be probably out of luck.’’
A sudden thought of an elegant and beautiful Bai Youyou, filled with a bloodthirsty and cruel Qi, one wrought of slaughter, came to Chen Xiang's mind and he laughed. He felt silly, and did not dare to take another glance at the giggling, soft bosom of Su Meiyao again.
A proud smile grew on Su Meyao.
After, Cheng Xiang took more than an hour of rest. In the meantime, he listened to Su Meiyao's narration of her experience in refining the Baptizing marrow dan. When Cheng Xiang had fully rested, he once again, began another attempt, only this time it was twice as quick. After about an hour and a half, he was at the last stage of solidifying a pill.
Su Meiyao's eyes glittered. In her opinion it would have been impossible for Chen Xiang to refine the Baptizing marrow dan so quickly, but it was successful. Su Meiyao could not help but feel an admiration towards the boy's alchemic talent. At that moment she could see a probably more amazing and diverse future for Chen Xiang than she had ever had or had expected to have for herself.
’’Senior sister, our divine veins were not passed on to the wrong person! This man has not disappointed us,’’ Su Meiyao transmitted to Bai Youyou inside of the ring using her divine sense.
’’This is merely better than the most.’’ In that ice cold voice of Bai Youyou, Su Meiyao sensed a trace of a rare smile.
A moment later, Chen Xiang opened his eyes. Filled with excitement, he propped the lid of the furnace open. After seeing what's inside, he looked towards Su Meiyao with glee. ’’Meiyao sister, I did it! I refined the Baptizing marrow dan!’’
Bai Youyou came out from inside the ring. At that moment, like Su Meiyao, their eyes gleamed with surprise and joy. They had pinned all of their hopes on Chen Xiang, and after seeing his level of inherent talent, they couldn't help but being happy.
Ordinarily, three pills of Baptizing marrow dan could be refined at the same time. Chen Xiang was able only able to refine two pills;but it had taken him only a day for a successful refinement! Such a thing could only be done with someone of high talent. Chen Xiang's actions showed he not only had ability, but an unusual perception that could detect the subtle changes during the pill congealing process. After a few tries, with such a perception, Chen Xiang was able to become attuned with what was necessary to succeed.
Su Meiyao ruffled Chen Xiang's hair, her alluring eyes locked onto him. She smiled. ’’Good brat, you did not disappoint me!’’
Hearing Su Meiyao, Bai Youyou nodded in agreement. The cold look in her eyes had softened considerably.
Watching the two stunning beauties direct such an attitude towards him, Chen Xiang's heart filled with pride. But although he was successful this time, it did not mean he would be the next. Not allowing his pride hamper his resolution, he went to refine a few more dan before he left the underground private room.
Just as he left, a girl wearing a purple skirt, sitting in the small hall, came into view.
The girl had a noble air about her. She was simply stunning and for a moment, Chen Xiang's mind went blank. ’’Xianxian, why are you here?’’
Xue Xianxian looked up at Chen Xiang. ’’What? Others can't come to find you? Well, you are the adult. So you should be the one to look for me, right? Why am I the one who is always coming for you? Hmph. After all this time, this will just make me a joke to others.’’
Chen Xiang scratched his head in embarrassment. He had truly wanted to go to find Xue Xianxian, but he first wanted to practice his alchemy. He sauntered to Xue Xianxian and brushed his hand against her face. The girl's face turned bright red.
’’Xue Xianxian, I'm truly sorry, ok? I have been busy with my alchemy. Please, take this as my apology.’’ Chen Xiang took out a small box containing two black pills. There were the same Baptizing marrow dan pills he had just refined!
Xue Xianxian opened the box and with a soft shout said: ’’Baptizing marrow dan! Was it refined by Xiao Xiang brother?’’
Chen Xiang smiled. ’’Refined due to luck. I do not have the raw materials now, and was just preparing to buy more, but the Spirit Dan Hall now belongs to the Yao family. If I were to go buy from them, I would have to pay several times market price... Xianxian can you help me buy some of these herbs?’’
Xue Xianxian bowed her head in thought, her eyebrows knit. Her demeanour and face became stern and any joviality left. She was serious.
’’Certainty, but Xiao Xiang brother... at this age you can refine Baptizing marrow dan. This is simply too astonishing!’’ Xue Xianxian then brought her voice low to a whisper. ’’Xiao Xiang brother, you can later enter those martial arts sects and can most likely reach the martial arts pinnacle.’’
Chen Xiang nodded ’’I plan to, but presently I don't have enough strength. Xianxian, did some sect come to recruit you?’’
The girl sighed. ’’It is not a sect but a person. She has received our Xue family's grace, and she fancies me and wants me to be her apprentice. She seems to be a member of some martial arts sect, but she did not specifically mention it.’’
’’I will follow her, and soon.’’ Xue Xianxian said in dismay.
’’It does not matter. This is the goal of every martial artist, and sooner or later, I will go as well.’’ Chen Xiang took out a ten thousand spirit coin bill and gave it to Xue Xianxian.
Taking the bill from Chen Xiang, Xue Xianxian said, ’’Baptizing marrow dan is of no use to me now so I will help you sell it and exchange it for the herbs you need. Wait for me. I will be back quickly.’’
After Xue Xianxian left, Chen Xiang hurriedly took a bath. Just as he finished, Xue Xianxian returned, a mature and charming, white robed girl in tow.
If Chen Xiang had not previously encountered Bai Youyou and Su Meiyao, he would have been easily struck smitten by the girl.
This middle-aged beauty coming with Xue Xianxian has an oval face that was clear of any makeup. Her skin was pale and tender, and unexpectedly, she was not in any way inferior to Xue Xianxian! With a smile on her face, and looking at Chen Xiang with her phoenix like eyes, her graceful figure exuded an imposing manner. Along with the power coursing in those eyes of hers, she could easily have been mistaken as an aloof goddess with an Armageddon might.