Chapter 25: Before Absolute Power, What’s the Point of Fighting Spirit?
“I don’t need you as a helper! I already said it, I need a lieutenant!”
Ling Ye continued, “That doesn’t mean that I need you to join my battle against Ye Tian!”
“Then what did you mean?” Asura Maniac didn’t understand anymore.
“I need to reform the Bloodshade Demon Army!”
Ling Ye slowly continued, “I’ve swept across the cosmos, peerless since ancient times! Unfortunately, that pack of people under me cannot be relied upon!”
“Heh. Why didn’t you think of that back when you first took them in?” Asura Maniac laughed.
“Back when I first accepted them, I only did so to use them. And they… Just so happened to need someone to rely upon!”
Ling Ye showed a faint smile, “And now… They’ll be finding an even better person to rely upon!”
“Ye Tian? You really did take in a bunch of fair weather friends then!”
Asura Mania continued to work the hammer in his hand.
“That’s why… Right now, I need a group… One with more ability, and with actual loyalty!” Ling Ye showed a small smile.
“Me? You think… That you’re good enough to make me follow you?” Asura Maniac gazed upon Ling Ye.
“No! Rather, I think… You’re good enough to follow me!” Ling Ye spoke evenly.
As for the fact that those words were slightly insulting to Asura Maniac, he didn’t really are!
It’s only this kind of person who has the privilege to be his lieutenant.
As for those fickle lot that kneels on sight, he actually instead dislikes those types!
“Heh. Your speech is as tyrannical as always!”
Asura Mania suddenly grasped his hammer with both hands, “In that case, take three hammers from me!”
With that, he suddenly grinned wildly.
In the depths of his gaze, a berserk fighting spirit instantly rushed forth!
The next moment, a blazing red aura of a Supreme Divine exploded out from his form!
He didn’t waste a single word.
He just grasped the heavy hammer in his hands and smashed it toward Ling Ye in a mighty blow!
This hammer blow, with the accompanying mad aura of a Supreme Divine realm, could shake the heavens and earth, annihilate whole worlds!
Yet, in response to that wild blow of his, Ling Ye only slowly raised a hand!
He just lightly blocked with the back of his hand!
The next instant, an earth-shattering sound exploded out throughout the Chaotic Asura Hell!
The entirety of the 18 layers all shook madly!
The few within the 17th layer all had a sinking feeling, “What happened? What was that?”
It felt like… The entire Asura Hell was about to collapse or something!
If the 18 Layered Asura Hell seriously collapsed, then it’d be only natural for all of them on the inside to be affected as well!
It could even end up with their deaths!
Everyone’s hearts shuddered. Please don’t joke around like that!
And on the outside of the 18 Layered Asura Hell.
On the surrounding floating continents, various gazes shifted toward the direction of the Asura Hell!
“That’s… What was that? What a terrifying force!”
“Who is it? To have shaken the entire Asura Hell?”
“This is unbelievable. To have shaken 18 entire worlds!”
“What person could possibly have such unimaginable power?”
“Is it Asura Maniac?”
“I-it is him! But there’s an even stronger aura present!”
“It’s the Bloodshade Demon Lord! Someone had just mentioned that they saw the Bloodshade Demon Lord enter the Asura Hell from the entrance!”
“They couldn’t have started fighting, could they?”
“I remember that they’ve fought once a long time ago, right? They’re doing it again now?”
“Oh heavens. Please let it end soon! Please don’t destroy the entire Chaotic Asura Hell. Otherwise, we… All the normal people on the surrounding landmasses will all die alongside.”
A ton of voices started clamoring everywhere both inside and outside the Asura Hell!
The sound of surprise and prayers rose alike!
At this moment, in the 18th layer of the Asura Hell.
After Ling Ye blocked that world-shaking hammer blow with the back of his hand, he lightly pulsed!
The entire hammer was blown from Asura Maniac’s hand and smashed heavily into the ground!
Asura Maniac’s figure was also blown back, slamming into that ancient prison wall!
He fell down. Then he let out a resigned breath.
All the fighting spirit in his eyes was instantly doused!
He dusted himself off and walked over, picking his hammer back up.
After shaking his head a bit, he continued his smiting, “Everyone calls me a battle maniac, but am I really?”
He was indeed a battle maniac!
But it’s only when he meets someone of equivalent power that his fighting spirit would be aroused!
When facing Ling Ye, he had been completely crushed.
Thus, in front of Ling Ye, he couldn’t bring up any real fighting spirit!
Ling Ye truly was just far too strong!
Before absolute power, what is fighting spirit?
The heck is he suppose to fight?
Years back, he fought Ling Ye once. That time he was in great condition!
That time, he truly did blast forth with completely full fighting spirit, using all his might!
In the end though, he was still utterly crushed!
He was beaten to a pulp by Ling Ye, nearly losing his life!
So now, it was only natural that he didn’t want to fight Ling Ye anymore.
He said three hammers, but he only really swung once!
It’s because he already understood the difference between the two of them with that one hammer!
After all these years, he had grown quite a bit, but compared to Ling Ye… The difference was even greater.
That hammer was only a test. There was no point in continuing!
“You are indeed good enough to have me follow you!”
Asura Maniac let out a breath, “No, in your words, I should be thanking you for noticing me and considering me worthy of following you!”
Of course, only the winner gets to actually speak. The loser has no right to talk!
“But that doesn’t mean that I have to follow you!”
Asura Maniac continued on, “However… If you’re willing to tell me a few things, I would be willing to join as your lieutenant!”