Immortal Mortal - Chapter 61
Chapter 61: Generosity
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
’’Stop talking...’’ Ji Guang frantically reminded. But it was too late, the Winged Sea Leopard had
already heard Ding Bu'Er's voice. With this, it kicked the other lucky survivor to one side, and
pounced in Mo Wuji's direction.
’’Everyone attack!’’ As the snarling Winged Sea Leopard sprang towards them, Ji Guang
instinctively raised his glistening blade, facing his rabid foe with fiery defiance in his eyes. Gao
Juan and the injured Sun Liyan followed suit. Although Ding Bu'Er was weaker than the rest,
but he had caused this situation to develop, hence he rushed forward without hesitation too.
Out of the five of them, only Mo Wuji hung back. Not only did he hang back, but he stood
completely still. He did so not out of the fear of death, but he was observing the surroundings
ever since he heard Ji Guang describe the Arrow Shooting Beast. The combined effort of four
men should be able to keep the Winged Sea Leopard under control, so it meant little if he did not
participate. Instead, Mo Wuji expressed greater concern for the Arrow Shooting Beast that hurt
Sun Liyan. Direct attacks are easy to dodge, but it's much harder to avoid sneak attacks. The
presence of a camouflaged Arrow Shooting Beast worried Mo Wuji more.
Indeed the events played out almost exactly as what Mo Wuji predicted it to be: Ji Guang and Co.
basically absorbed the attacks of the Winged Sea Leopard. While the Winged Sea Leopard
possessed a high level of brute strength, it lacked mobility. Out of the four that surrounded it,
three of them, excluding Ding Bu'Er, were battle-hardened with plenty of experience. Taking
advantage of this, they fought to a standstill with the Winged Sea Leopard. However, gaps
began to show in their offensive. The Winged Sea Leopard seized the opportunity and leveraged
on its size to charge ferociously at them. Sun Liyan's injuries acted up, and within a few
minutes Ding Bu'Er's lack of strength started to show. Unable to stand up against the force that
hit him, Ding Bu'Er was knocked back and left a gap behind. The Winged Sea Leopard saw this,
and snapped at the opportunity, biting at Ding Bu'Er.
Unfortunately, Ding Bu'Er's repetitive moves had no way of adapting to the situation. As he was
about to be eaten by the Winged Sea Leopard, Mo Wuji let go of all restraint and was about to
leap forward. At that moment, a black shadow shot forth like an arrow, piercing through the air
towards Ji Guang.
Once Mo Wuji noticed that Ji Guang was also heading to rescue Ding Bu'Er, he immediately
turned around to face the arrow. Now he could focus on blocking the sneak attack.
’’Ding!’’ The jet black arrow deflected off Mo Wuji's drawn blade. Fortunately, he was already at
Channel Opening Stage Level One, thus he could dissipate the great force that accompanied the
arrow. If he were in his pre-cultivation state, this force would have been sufficient to blow him
After successfully shielding Ji Guang from the black arrow, Mo Wuji kicked hard against the
ground, directly pouncing at a piece of exposed coral. He observed the jet black arrow
originating from this particular piece. Putting one and one together, he inferred that this was
the Arrow Shooting Beast. Against such a vile and cunning creature, fighting from a distance
would be looking for death.
Being Channel Opening Stage Level 1, coupled with 27 opened meridians, although he had not
progressed to the next level, Mo Wuji's explosiveness was off the charts. A distance of over 10m
was covered in a second. His long blade tore through the air with a whoosh.
The unexpected attack caught the Arrow Shooting Beast by surprise. Never had it considered
the possibility that Mo Wuji could block its arrow. Combined with the fast reaction time of Mo
Wuji, the beast could only watch helplessly as the blade cut through its flesh.
While the cut appeared on the coral, but there was the sensation of slashing through flesh. A
stream of fresh blood flowed out, and the coral transformed into a shadow once again,
disappearing from under the blade.
Other than the slight breeze that followed, Mo Wuji did not sense any trace of the Arrow
Shooting Beast anymore. Right below where the piece of coral was, lay a puddle of striking red
blood. Guessing that the Arrow Shooting Beast would not emerge again, he swiftly turned to
help Ji Guang and Co., and at this instant he heard the Winged Sea Leopard let out a violent roar.
Ji Guang's curved sword had severed off the Winged Sea Leopard's lower jaw, and fresh blood
spurted out of the wound. Full of rage, the Winged Sea Leopard lost its composure, with the two
blades of Gao Juan and Sun Liyan protruding out of the back of its neck subsequently. The giant
carcass of the animal fell, crushing a large piece of coral on the ground.
Ji Guang paid no attention to the slain Winged Sea Leopard, but instead walked in front of Mo
Wuji, thanking Mo Wuji with a bow, and said, ’’Brother Mo, thank you for saving my life again.’’
He knew that Mo Wuji helped him to deflect the arrow from the Arrow Shooting Beast while he
was busy saving Ding Bu'Er's life. That arrow could have gone through his neck, fatally
’’Brother Ji, since everyone's part of the team, it's natural for us to look out for each other.
Moreover, if it weren't for you, Bu'Er would likely be dead by now.’’ Mo Wuji replied with a
smile. But deep down everyone understood that it was Ji Guang that saved himself. If Ji Guang
did not step out to save Ding Bu'Er, then Mo Wuji definitely would not have gone to help Ji
Guang block the arrow, instead choosing to go to the aid of Ding Bu'Er.
’’Brother Mo, I'll be your friend from now on.. I previously thought that you were trying to take
advantage of us, but it looks like I've been too narrow minded. If it were not for you hiding
behind, waiting for the Arrow Shooting Beast, Brother Ji would not have survived this ordeal.’’
The silent Sun Liyan finally took the initiative to speak to Mo Wuji.
’’Let's conclude the niceties here, and focus on searching for the Winged Sea Leopard eggs.’’ Ji
Guang gestured to the team, and took point in the search.
It did not take much effort for them to find a coral cave with a smooth platform. The cave was
gigantic, with a height and breadth of over 3.2m. Even before taking a step into the cave, all five
of them could smell a fishy odor. ’’This is the place!’’ Ji Guang exclaimed, ’’This cave should be a
temporary nest for Winged Sea Leopards to hatch its eggs. They will abandon the cave and leave
within four months.’’ The five entered one by one, and quickly approached the deepest recesses
of the cave. A towering nest made of an assortment of beast fur welcomed them in the depths of
the cave. Six eggs lay snugly in the centre of the nest.
These should be the eggs of a winged sea leopard, but what puzzled Mo Wuji was that five out of
the six egg was around the size of a volleyball, but the sixth was only a third the size of the
others. On top of that, the five large eggs had beautiful black and white stripes on them, while
the small egg was dirt yellow, with the appearance of a slightly larger chicken egg. ’’Our luck is
quite good time time, each of us gets one large egg. That puny one shouldn't be a Winged Sea
Leopard's egg, it might be something the Winged Sea Leopard picked up elsewhere. Does
everyone agree if we give that to Brother Mo too?’’ Ji Guang immediately settled the distribution
of the loot.
Ding Bu'Er and Mo Wuji naturally had no objections; Sun Liyan and Gao Juan agreed as well.
They were completely aware of Mo Wuji's level of strength. Moreover, they owed a great part to
Mo Wuji for them to be able to reach this far safely.
Unexpectedly, Mo Wuji laughed and said, ’’No need for that, I'll only take this small egg. Bu'Er
gets one large egg, while you three split four eggs among yourselves. After all, it was Brother Ji
that led us to this location.’’ After completing his sentence, he swiped the small egg and kept it
away. His objectives had been met long ago anyway. Without Ji Guang, he wouldn't have been
able to find this place, much less open 27 meridians on the way here. If he also did not have the
service disciple token that Qin Xiangyu gave him, Mo Wuji would have not gone against
common sense to choose the small egg only, but keep one of each. After all, with a Winged Sea
Leopard's egg, he might have been able to become a service disciple. Since he now possessed
the token of a service disciple, the Winged Sea Leopard's egg no longer had any value to him. So
why not give it to Ji Guang instead. Sometimes being taken advantage of is not necessarily a bad
thing; this was a precious life lesson that Mo Wuji had learnt.
Even if he brought the Winged Sea Leopard's egg back with him, he would not bother to hatch
it. Killing the Winged Sea Leopard, and hatching its descendents to use as a ride. The whole
notion made Mo Wuji feel uncomfortable. Although he did not take part in the killing of the
Winged Sea Leopard, he felt the same nonetheless.
’’Okay, thank you Brother Mo for your generosity. You'll be my friend from now on, so if there's
anything that you need me to help me, please don't hold back.’’ Ji Guang graciously accepted Mo
Wuji's act of generosity, after all a single Winged Sea Leopard's egg was not enough for him.
Mo Wuji only got the chance to get a Winged Sea Leopard's egg only because he had made
greater contributions than Ji Guang, and as Ji Guang owed his survival to Mo Wuji.