“Next up! Katsura Hinagiku vs Vishi!”
Everyone looked at Hinagiku.
Hinagiku flinched while laughing.
“Oh dear, my opponent is a top 10 ranker…”
Mikoto asked Hinagiku who is still laughing.
“Hinagiku, you going to be alright?”
If at all possible, Wu Yan didn’t want to see Hinagiku fight this round. He even wanted her to give up the fight.
It’s not because Wu Yan didn’t believe Hinagiku, Hinagiku’s ability is something Wu Yan knows. Her level cannot beat Vishi but in terms of real strength, there’s a chance she might come out on top.
It won’t be easy for her to win. Wu Yan thought that she can’t get out of this battle without getting hurt. He liked the thought of her winning without a scratch but it’s hard for him to imagine that in the most optimistic of scenarios.
Wu Yan just didn’t want to see Hinagiku hurt.
Hinagiku looked at Wu Yan as if she could read his mind, her eyes were telling him that her resolve has been made up.
She is telling him that she’s going up that stage no matter what Wu Yan says.
Wu Yan bitterly laughed as he told her in a warm voice.
“Don’t force yourself too much…”
Hinagiku had met Vishi once when she just entered Silvaria World Institute, he brought along his Crimson Land members to recruit Wu Yan & co at their villa.
After seeing Wu Yan’s performance at the arena tower, Vishi threw the recruitment idea right out the window. Now, their second meeting would be in the arena of this tournament.
Vishi looked at Hinagiku and he shrugged.
“Hey, can you surrender? I don’t want to fight you…”
Hinagiku silently took out the crystal sword she had. Her answer is pretty obvious.
Vishi’s shoulder fell.
“Alright, I understand…”
A torrent of dou qi poured forth. The amount is so great that the air around the arena stirred. What’s weird is that when the aura assaulted Hinagiku, her skirt didn’t move at all as if it defied physics.
Vishi’s burning dou qi made him look like a super saiyan, he certainly looked terrifying.
Hinagiku’s pupil shrunk and she knew an attack is coming.
Vishi punched at the air with his right hand.
The moment he did so, the dou qi gathered at his fist and was emitted as a dou qi blast that targeted Hinagiku while everyone gasped.
Hinagiku inhaled and she closed her eyes while grasping Shirosakura. She opened her eyes and her figure blurred.
The dou qi blast hit Hinagiku, or at least it looked like it did, the dou qi blast past through her figure and hit the floor behind her.
That was an afterimage!
The sound of metal hitting another metal resounded. Hinagiku pressed Shirosakura against Vishi who managed to block just in time.
Vishi couldn’t block with his own bare hands. He managed to withdraw his arming sword before Hinagiku struck him.
Hinagiku bitterly laughed when she pressed down Shirosakura to no avail. She couldn’t overcome the disparity of strength between a male and a female.
“It’s a bad habit to be distracted during a fight!”
Before Hinagiku returned to her senses, Vishi batted Hinagiku away with his dou qi enhanced swing.
Hinagiku steadied herself and her figure blurred once more.
Vishi raised his arming sword and infused it with dou qi.
10 sword strikes came from behind Vishi. He directed the sword images like a storm of slashes towards the incoming blurred figure.
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Swishing sounds and collision sounds intermixed into a weird melody. Everybody is focused on Hinagiku’s outstanding resistance against Vishi. They rained down praises and cheers on her. Vishi can’t help but smile bitterly, being a beautiful lady has its perks, it seems.
Vishi unleashed another storm of slashes and sword images that made the one before looked small in comparison. He’s going all-out to make sure Hinagiku is overwhelmed.
Hinagiku dodged and parried her way through the storm of sword images as she approached Vishi.
The sword images aren’t real but because they are enhanced by Vishi’s dou qi if they actually landed then it would be no different than getting hit by a real weapon.
Vishi discovered that his sword images aren’t as effective as he would like to think so. It did nothing to stop Hinagiku’s advancement.
“Oh, it’s close quarters combat you want?”
He stopped making sword images and he raised his arming sword in a stance.
“If it’s Jaafar I might be intimidated but if I am intimidated by a girl then I am not a man!”
He closed his eyes and unleashed all of his dou qi until it permeated the arena. It’s like he is using this dou qi as his eyes.
Hinagiku stopped when she noticed the sword images had disappeared.
My chance is here!
Vishi opened his eyes and he quickly arrived in front of Hinagiku before he unleashed a slash that seemed impossible because of its angle.
Hinagiku noticed her mistake and she forced herself to react to the attack.
When the sword is only a centimeter away from her, she did a brilliant turn and she parried his strike with her Shirosakura.
Her quick thinking had got her through without an injury.
Vishi silently praised her movement. If Hinagiku chose to block by raising her sword, it would have been too late.
The centripetal force she leveraged gave her enough space and force to parry Vishi’s strike that exploited the gap in her defense. She effectively turned her offense into her defense.
In the seats reserved for participants, Mikoto, Wu Yan, and Fei Fei smiled. Meanwhile, Lulu and Flandre-chan cheered loudly.