I Have A Divine Tree In My Heart - Chapter 40
‘This is bad…’
As soon as he had this thought, he felt a sword-shaped heavy object hit his chest fiercely, sending him flying upside down.
Although Zhou Yang was physically strong, he was unprepared and he suffered a critical blow that was infused with vital energy, making him almost faint from suffocation. He took a breath but was still unable to open his eyes because of the irritation caused by the light. An instant later, something cold touched his neck before a clear voice was heard in the field.
“Instructor, it’s time to announce the result.”
Upon hearing that, Zhou Yang knew the sword had touched his neck and he had already lost.
However, after the student who practiced the Sword-Drawing Technique or flashing Sword-Drawing Technique called out, there was no response from the instructor.
‘What’s the matter? Perhaps the instructor thinks that this was a sneak attack and didn’t accept this as a win? That should not be the case. Lin Yao didn’t use any non-tactical tricks to affect my concentration. His victory should be valid.”
Zhou Yang found it odd, and Lin Yao had the same sentiment. He turned to check and was shocked to discover that, like Zhou Yang, the instructor had covered one of his eyes with his hand.
He was not the only one who did this. The duel between Lin Yao and Zhou Yang was tense and exciting. Everyone was watching and staring at Lin Yao’s right hand, trying to see if Zhou Yang could be defeated or if Lin Yao’s attempt would be unsuccessful.
However, in addition to Zhou Yang and the instructor, all the students were also blinded by the glaring light. They were rubbing their eyes in pain.
“Ah… My eyes!”
“Damn, this move is too insidious. I won’t comment on the Sword-Drawing Technique. To think that he could come up with a vicious move like the flashing Sword-Drawing Technique!”
“Woo, it hurts… Who dared to touch me?”
Upon seeing the chaos below and the instructor rubbing his eyes, Lin Yao could only wait.
Fortunately, the instructor had a strong physique and was able to recover in no time. However, he stared at Lin Yao with resentment in his eyes. He was upset about being blinded momentarily by the strong light.
“This lad… The winner is Lin Yao.”
Lin Yao had defeated the invincible Zhou Yang. Although Zhou Yang was physically strong, he had yet to use his skills and he had been defeated by Lin Yao.
“Thanks for letting me win.”
Lin Yao remained on the platform. After resting for a while, Zhou Yang could finally open his eyes.
If one looked directly at the flash bomb without protection at close range, one’s eyes might be permanently blinded. Fortunately, there was spirit energy in this world, and the human body was thus much more resistant to everything. Therefore, the effect was only temporary. There was no permanent damage to the body.
Upon seeing that Lin Yao was unwilling to leave the platform, the one-eyed instructor turned to look at Li Peng. He was… still rubbing his eyes.
He was also one of the people who had been momentarily blinded by the bright light.
In fact, Lin Yao’s flashing Clear Mirror Sword-Drawing Technique was not that terrifying, especially since they were outdoors and it was daytime. However, since everyone had been staring at Lin Yao unsuspectingly, they had been unprepared for the bright light.
Lin Yao had shone a bright light on the entire class with his sword.
Li Peng looked bitter when he noticed that the one-eyed instructor was looking at him. He had no way of blocking Lin Yao’s move.
However, when he was urged by the instructor, Li Peng had no other choice but to step forward. When the instructor announced the start of the match, Li Peng looked at Lin Yao’s right hand right away but then instinctively looked away.
Right now, Li Peng was feeling very frustrated.
He was a little afraid to look at Lin Yao’s right hand. The violent flash just now had been no joke.
However, he had to look at him during their combat.
To be specific, the technique that Lin Yao used was the Sword-Drawing Technique. This was a move that could determine the winner right away. Even if he stared hard at him, there was still a chance that he would not react in time and would be defeated by this single move. If he refused to look at him, he would definitely lose.
Li Peng stood still, covering his eyes with one hand while sorrow was etched on his face.
The students in the audience shared the same feeling. Upon seeing that Li Peng had covered his eyes and could only observe the opponent through the gaps between his fingers, they felt sorry for Li Peng.
He could not engage in the fight if he did not look at the opponent. However, he would not be able to fight if he looked at him.
In fact, the audience did not dare look at Lin Yao either, for fear that they would be blinded again.
“Damn! The flash is too glaring. How is he supposed to fight?”
“Perhaps he should close his eyes and dash forward?”
“That would be tempting fate!”
“Perhaps he could stare at Lin Yao while they are fighting and shut his eyes when he draws the sword?”
“Of course, but he will be defeated by the Sword-Drawing Technique once he closes his eyes.”
“Oh, I just realized that the strong light alone is not invincible. At most, the opponent will have the chance to make the first move. The tricky part is when the Sword-Drawing Technique is used in a flash. The Sword-Drawing Technique is known for its sudden attack and its extremely fast slashing speed. It requires one’s full attention. One can be killed with a single blow. When this technique is used with the bright light, thus forcing one to close one’s eyes, I wonder how one could ever win.”
While the students in the audience were busy discussing this, seeing that Li Peng had no intention of advancing, Lin Yao started to move forward.
As he faced Lin Yao’s advancement, Li Peng could not find a way to counterattack. He could only retreat step by step, making it possible for Lin Yao to advance further.
Upon seeing that Lin Yao was taking steady steps toward him, Li Peng felt lost.
‘Can’t you dash toward me? In that case, I might still have a chance of winning.’
While he lamented to himself, his palms suddenly glowed with golden light once Lin Yao advanced to a certain extent. He then made a move to launch an attack by using his palms.
However, as soon as he made a move to attack, he noticed that Lin Yao’s right hand was moving.
This movement made him instinctively close his eyes. He then realized that his palms had not reached Lin Yao and were swinging in the air.
‘This is bad.’
Sensing that something was wrong, Li Peng immediately opened his eyes and searched for Lin Yao to guard himself against his surprise attack.
He responded right away and did find Lin Yao, but at the same time, he saw a strong beam of light. One more person in the arena covered his face, groaning in pain.
“Ah… My eyes!”
When he saw Li Peng cover his face with his hands, Lin Yao stopped attacking, turned to look at the one-eyed instructor, who was observing the arena out of the corner of his eye, and gestured to him to announce the winner of the match.
Lin Yao had merely pulled out his long sword and Li Peng had already plopped on the ground. The instructor opened his mouth to say something, but in the end, he announced the winner.
“The winner is Lin Yao.”
Li Peng did not object to the announcement. He had to admit that he had been defeated by the strong light.
As for the students below, they did not know what had just happened. They had not dared to watch Lin Yao’s battle.
They only found out who the winner was upon hearing the instructor’s announcement.
In the past, the audience would have cheered loudly, especially after a fierce battle. However, the situation was too weird this time, and the students had complicated feelings.
At the same time, some people turned on their cell phones and searched for flashing Sword-Drawing Techniques.
Although this was a sly move and they cursed Lin Yao for being despicable, it would not matter if they were the ones to use it.
It was a pity that it was stated that the Clear Mirror Sword-Drawing Technique was only available for light-based talents. Their expressions dimmed, but an instant later, they began searching for a way to crack this.
Indeed, they found it.
“The attack that Lin Yao used is the Clear Mirror Sword-Drawing Technique. This has been used in the arena in the past. A martial artist advanced through the contest with this technique.”
“Did he win the championship?”
“No, he ranked 13th.”
“13th? Then that must not have been a competition between martial artists. Otherwise, how could he only have ranked 13th? When combined with strong light, the Sword-Drawing Technique is invincible in a low-level competition.”
“You are a fool. Although we can’t block the attack, it doesn’t mean that others can’t do it. According to the thread above, some of the winners practiced a special pupil technique to remain unaffected by the bright light. Some people also cast warcries that could control the opponent when the flash was used. Some monks in Shaolin relied on the golden shield to resist the attack during the flash. Some powerful people even bought explosion-proof goggles. Although they would still be affected, those people could rely on their powerful strength to defeat the opponent… The flashing technique might be powerful, but it is not invincible.”