Chapter 103 – Getting More Skilled at Fighting

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Jiang Yao was aware that one day, he would leave the world of Tiandi. He was going to soar to the heavens above, and if Luo Xiao were not strong enough, he would not be able to follow him.

This would be the utmost fear for Jiang Yao. To have to split up with Luo Xiao, he could never accept it.

Feeling nervous at the thought, Jiang Yao pressed his lips hard against Luo Xiao’s. He rubbed their lips together, sucked on Luo Xiao’s lower lip, and gently peeled them open, entering the hot cavern with his tongue, where he found Luo Xiao’s and entangled, danced and entwined with each other.

Luo Xiao could feel that Jiang Yao was feeling uncomfortable, so he slowly and awkwardly responded to the kiss. He was not as skilled as Jiang Yao, but he was not going to let that stop him. He was not a dead fish, but Jiang Yao’s lover.

The kiss was overbearing and possessive. It made Luo Xiao soft in Jiang Yao’s arms; he even began trembling as a thin mist covered his eyes. 

When Jiang Yao finally released Luo Xiao, the younger’s lips were slightly swollen and plumper than usual, and he could not help but pant for air. 

Jiang Yao was also aware that his domineering kiss had caused Luo Xiao to be out of breath, and it took some time before his body once more listened to his commands, while he was leaning against Jiang Yao’s embrace.

“Xiaoxiao, we are going to the Beast Ridge. The Beast Ridge is a big mountain range that goes from north to south at the eastern edge of the continent. 

“We are entering through the Myriad Sands Kingdom, a small, unimportant desert nation. Although the majority of the kingdom is desert, where it is bordering to the Beast Ridge is flourishing with lush forests and green hills. 

“We are going to enter the Xiyang Town. Although the town is relatively small, due to the entrance into the Beast Ridge, it is well visited, and many come here from all over the continent.

“The Beast Ridge is split into seven different regions. The first region is the least dangerous. There are some beasts that can be hunted for their skin, cores, and other items, but mainly they are used as training for lower-ranked cultivators. 

“The second region is more than double or triple as dangerous as the first region. Here the beasts can rival a Star, and sometimes a Moon ranked experts.

“The third region is mainly Moon ranked experts, and the few Heaven ranked experts. 

“There are rumors that the seventh region has God ranked experts, but I have never been that deep into the Beast Ridge.

“We are aiming for the fourth region. There is a small valley in the fourth region where a Moon Anise has been spotted. 

“The fourth region where we are heading is mainly Heaven and Emperor ranked beasts. Some of these beasts are so intelligent and have a bloodline that causes them to be able to take on human shape. 

“Most of the beasts in our world who take on human shape come from beast clans, but there are certain beasts within the Beast Ridge with the same ability.

“Although I am a Saint ranked expert, and the fourth region only has beasts up to Emperor rank, there are groups of beasts. Having to fight a beast horde is not easy, especially not with you by my side, so we need to be careful.”

Luo Xiao nodded his head solemnly. He understood that Jiang Yao was worried about him and wanted to warn him of what he might encounter in the Beast Ridge, and Luo Xiao took every word seriously.

Jiang Yao did not want to warn Luo Xiao too much, but knowing the importance of the younger man to him, he could not help but warn him seriously. 

Luo Xiao asked multiple questions about the Beast Ridge. He wondered about the beasts that were most common, the habitats of the beasts, which ones would travel in packs, and so on.

Jiang Yao answered every question patiently; he did not get tired of answering questions, nor did he gloss over details. 

Luo Xiao was relieved when he heard the words and smiled as he got a better and better understanding of the Beast Ridge. 

The two were deeply engaged in conversation about the Beast Ridge, while the caravan continued forward. 

Luo Xiao would sleep at night, eat with the other caravan members during the day, and spend his spare time either cultivating or asking questions to Jiang Yao.

Sometimes Jiang Yao wanted to hug and kiss, sometimes he wanted to cuddle and rest together, and whenever he was in the mood to do so, Luo Xiao felt helpless but sweet in his heart. 

Jiang Yao was showing with his actions that Luo Xiao was important to him. He was showing his affection with pampering, and Luo Xiao was drowning in affection.

From time to time, they would be attacked by bandits. Luo Xiao was much better at fighting now, and as the battles grew more numerous, he became much more skilled. 

He was becoming better and better at handling the blood and death, his strength was also soaring, and his performance and speed of advancement made even Jiang Yao astounded.

Time passed like flowing water, one day took another, and suddenly they had been on the road for a month.

It was deep into the night, and Luo Xiao was sleeping within Jiang Yao’s embrace. His eyelids were fluttering, and a smile adorned his lips. 

Suddenly, Jiang Yao opened his eyes; they were cold like a millennium-old glacier. But upon feeling the softness within his embrace, it was as if the ice within his eyes melted. Still, he was alert. Someone was coming.