Cloud felt a pang of envy as he observed the women wholeheartedly defending Kai. He couldn’t help but wish for a woman who would be willing to make a sacrifice for him.
Phaethon, wielding the flaming sword, was equally astonished to witness Aislin, a mere Manifestor cultivator, standing in defense of Kai and shielding him from the assault..
“Young man, did you save the galaxy in a past life to deserve so many women who would lay down their lives to protect you? The more they behave like this, the more I yearn for all of you to suffer!” Phaethon’s bewildering jealousy had driven him to madness.
As the sword was about to strike its target, Quinley roared and smashed the ice crystal she had been clutching onto the ground.
The ice crystal became lodged in the snowy ground, and suddenly, a rapid surge of icy frost shot toward Phaethon. Before he could react, he began to freeze from his feet upward until he ultimately transformed into an ice sculpture.
After releasing its energy, the ice crystal turned into dust. The ice crystal might’ve been used up, but Phaethon was no longer a threat to them. Seeing that, Quinley heaved a sigh of relief.
“Finally, we’re safe.”
Aislin also sighed in relief as she glanced at Kai, who was still absorbing the energy from the ice soul fragment. Suddenly, a soft cracking sound pierced the air.
Crack, crack, crack…
It appeared that something was cracking, and the noise gradually grew louder. Quinley swiftly turned around and noticed that. the ice encasing Phaethon was rapidly breaking apart. He laughed and taunted, “Ha! Did you honestly believe you could trap me?”
The ice on his body broke apart, flying in all directions. Quinley, Feenix, and the rest paled in despair. Using the ice crystal to control Phaethon didn’t work, and they were out of ideas.
Aislin panicked yet again and flung her arms around Kai to protect him. Phaethon chuckled coldly and swung his sword down.
Quinley, Feenix, and the others could only watch the scene with a sense of helplessness, their hearts pounding in their throats.
Out of nowhere, a large palm materialized and firmly gripped Phaethon’s wrist, immobilizing him. Phaethon’s expression shifted from shock to bewilderment as he stared at the unexpected newcomer.
Viola, on the other hand, was pleasantly surprised by the arrival of this stranger. Feenix was also taken aback. The individual was none other than Yuven. Thankfully, he had arrived just in the nick of time, preventing Kai from meeting a dire fate.
Among those present, only Viola had previously encountered Yuven and was aware of his connection to Kai. Feenix, being a celestial beast, was familiar with Yuven and had knowledge of the kings and archons of the beast race.
However, Yuven was unaware of Feenix’s existence. When Feenix was sent to the mundane world, it was through meeting Kai that she could assume her human form, so it was understandable that Yuven didn’t recognize her.
“Who are you? Let me go now. I’m from the Demon Seal Alliance,” Phaethon threatened.
Recognizing Yuven as an unknown variable, Phaethon swiftly disclosed his affiliation with the Demon Seal Alliance. Many cultivators were likely to become apprehensive and withdraw upon learning about the alliance, as it carried a formidable reputation.
“I couldn’t care less about your alliance. If you dare lay a finger on Mr. Chance, you’re asking for your own demise!” Yuven declared boldly and promptly delivered a resounding slap. Phaethon was sent flying for several hundred meters like a kite whose string had snapped.
Being at Ninth Level Body Fusion Realm, Phaethon was considered a formidable force in the Ethereal Realm. However, he was sent flying by a single strike from Yuven.
Everyone other than Viola and Feenix was shocked by the turn of events. They had no idea Yuven could be this strong.
“Who are you? Why are you here?” Quinley asked.