Chapter 1173 – Brothers! Brothers!
The Eagle King’s foot hovered in midair, freezing there. It was as if he’d turned into a timeless statue!
Only his head was twitching, straining to slowly turn around and look unwillingly at his Fourth Brother who was lying silently on the ground. Endless hopelessness and worry laid in his eyes…
“Fourth Brother… hurry up and wake up, I really can’t hold on anymore… ah…” Eagle King begged in desperation. His voice was so soft that even he couldn’t hear himself. Following that, his body suddenly fell silent.
There wasn’t any more movements from him.
But his eyes were still flickering with that worry and helplessness!
Fourth Brother, I cannot protect you any longer.
Eagle King’s eyes were filled with pain, regret, and anxiousness!
The Bear King laid there silently, oblivious to everything that was happening around him. He was simply too tired! His body was thoroughly exhausted and strained to the limit! When the Tribulation Lightning struck, it’d nearly jolted the very bones out of its body.
In the quietness, his soul floated calmly. There seemed to be something that he’d forgotten, unable to grasp properly… Right now, he just wanted to have a good sleep… he didn’t want to think about anything and just sleep!
But at this time, he seemed to hear a heart rending voice calling out to him from a faraway place: Fourth Brother… Wake up…
This voice… sounds like Ninth Brother, Eagle King?
All of a sudden, Bear King’s heart shook!
Big Bear struggled to open his eyes, but no matter what, it wouldn’t open! He continued to strain his eyelids, but they felt as heavy as mountains right now!
My brother is calling me!
Big Bear kept trying, but it seemed to be useless… His entire body felt like cotton…
“Fourth Brother… wake up ah… wake up ah… I can’t hang on any longer…” It was the Eagle King’s voice again!
Big Bear’s soul roared and struggled even more anxiously… Ninth Brother! Little Ninth, just what did you encounter? Ninth Brother… your Fourth Elder Brother is coming… Fourth Elder Brother is coming to you…
Just at that moment, the image of the Eagle King miraculously appeared in Big Bear’s sea of consciousness. Big Bear seemed to have finally succeeded in opening his eyes, and as he looked at the bloodied brother infront of him, he felt a sudden sharp pain in his heart, as if his five viscera and six bowels were being mashed together!
The Eagle King in his mind was looking at him, straining to open his mouth as he cried: “Fourth Brother… wake up… ah…”
Following that, Eagle King’s figure suddenly disappeared! Even more abruptly than when it’d just appeared!
Big Bear roared to the heavens and suddenly leapt up from the ground!
He’d finally woken up!
Amidst the blood soaked battlefield and after passing through a terrifying lightning tribulation, the Bear King actually woke up in a miraculous manner!
But the instant he opened his eyes, it remained wide open, as if his eyelids would tear apart!
An indescribable rage gushed like a torrent into his heart!
Before him was a patch of darkness, and a straight and sturdy body blocking silently before him! Unflinchingly! Red, viscous blood dripped steadily from his body, splattering onto Big Bear’s body!
That roar from him as he woke up caused the surrounding strange races experts to tremble with fear. However, this person blocking before him… why isn’t he moving? Why didn’t he move?
Why wouldn’t he turn around to look at me!
And why does this back feel so familiar? But his brother did not have such a back ah! Is it Little Ninth? It’s somewhat familiar, but this back doesn’t have Little Ninth’s wide wings ah… Eh? No wings…? No wings?!
A terrifying thought appeared in his mind, and Big Bear suddenly felt his heart skip a beat! An indescribable pain suddenly filled his heart.
Standing up unsteadily, he took one step around and looked at the face of this figure. In an instant, he felt a blur before his eyes, as if countless huge hammers had smashed onto his head in an instant!
Hammering his body, bones, heart, and soul into pieces!
“Ninth Brother! Little Ninth AHHHH…..” Big Bear did not dare to believe the sight before his eyes as he rubbed his eyes and roared in an insane manner!
This person before him was really his Ninth Brother, the King of the Sky—Eagle King!
A mouthful of blood spurted from his mouth!
Eagle King’s mangled body was still frozen in the same stance, his eyes blaring fiercely, staring forward as if he would explode with a deadly attack anytime, to protect his brother…
“Little Ninth…” Big Bear stretched out his trembling hands as if he wanted to embrace the brother in front of him, that body that was already gradually turning cold. But at the same time, he didn’t dare to do that, as if afraid that he would disrupt the final rest of his brother.
“Brother! Little Eagle! AH… AH… AH AH AH AH AH….” Big Bear roared with rage and grief, only feeling as if his heart had been shredded apart.
Big Bear was 20 something years older than the Eagle King. He still remembered that when his Ninth Brother was born, he was still just a little bear cub, squatting before the nest and looking at the milky white eagle egg, listening to the little pecking sounds curiously. All of a sudden, the eggshell broke, and a sharp little beak poked out from inside…
Following that, a wet and slimy little golden baby eagle chick crawled out, extended its neck and looked around at this world curiously…
That was his Ninth Brother’s first look at this world…
His brother, a brother for life!
The little eagle chick slowly grew up, finally learning how to fly, and advance in cultivation… Finally, like himself, he grew to the level of a Ninth level Xuan Beast, then to the peak of the Ninth level, gaining the ability to transform… What a long and memorable period of time that was…
Among all the brothers, he had always been the closest with Tiger King, because both of them had the same rough and direct character. As for the Ninth Brother, they had practically been bickering all the time even before they gained the ability to transform, arguing for several hundred years, nearly half their lives…
Even until today, not long ago, they had still been arguing…
Big Bear’s thoughts replayed endlessly in his mind like a tide…
He still remembered that on the way here, he sat on the back of the Eagle King, and both of their hearts were filled with worry and unease.
Bear King: Stinky little eagle, why are you flying so slowly! When will we reach the Pillar of Heavens Mountains like this?
Eagle King: Why don’t you come and do the flying then? F*ck, get off me then! If I were flying alone, I’ll be able to go with twice the speed! The weight of you along with that stupid blade of yours is over 2,000 jin heavy! A dumb clumsy bear is indeed still a dumb clumsy bear.
Bear King: Hm, how about I throw this handle down, and only bring the sword?
Eagle King: Nonsense! That blade will definitely become our ultimate weapon if we bring it to the battlefield successfully! What kind of idiotic words are you saying right before the start of the final battle? After so many years, your brain hasn’t improved at all!
Bear King: This daddy is your Fourth Elder Brother, you’ve scolded me for an entire lifetime! Aren’t you satisfied yet…
Eagle King: Satisfied your head!
Thinking here, Big Bear’s eyes welled with tears: Little Eagle ah… how I wish that your Fourth Brother can still be scolded by you one more time!
With his thoughts in disarray, he seemed to have gone back to that moment when he was riding above the Eagle King’s back, hearing the solemn voice from his little brother’s mouth. “Fourth Brother, this battle concerns the life or death of everyone; you must not, at all costs, be rash! No matter how you cannot hold your temper back, you must still control yourself!”
Big Bear had roared with laughter: “Little Ninth, your Fourth Older Brother understands! However, you should also take care of yourself! Don’t worry, even if this Bear King has to die, I will still make sure that you return to Tian Fa safely.”
“Bullsh*t!” The Eagle King actually grew angry. “Who is asking you to die? Stop speaking such unlucky stuff at this kind of time.”
After saying that, the Eagle King fell silent for a moment before saying something in a soft voice. At that time, the wind was rushing by his ears, and Big Bear was looking around the sky, and didn’t hear clearly what he’d said.
Now that he thought back to it, seemed to be able to feel the clouds passing beneath him again, and the sentence that he hadn’t heard clearly suddenly sounded as loud as thunder in his ears.
“Fourth Elder Brother… even if I have to throw away my life, I also will not let you die!”
And now, the Eagle King had indeed used his very life, to make true those words! Anyone who’d suffered those grievous injuries would have died several tens of times, and hundreds of times long ago! But this proud Eagle King of Tian Fa had somehow gotten the strength from an unknown source and held on for so long until the Bear King had woken up!
There was no other reason, other than it was for his brother! Even if I die, I will not allow anyone to hurt my brother infront of me!
Brothers! Brothers! Brothers!!
This was brotherhood! Even if I had to die, I will not let you die! I would rather die first, than see you suffer any hurt in front of me!
This was brotherhood!
Big Bear suddenly understood everything. Ninth Brother, Ninth Brother! It was this older brother that’d implicated you! This older brother had already made up my mind to protect you, but in the end, it was you who used your life to protect me!
If you left like that, this older brother… how can I live with myself! How can I bear this ah!!
When the two were together, no matter how often they quarrelled, the Bear King had never truly gotten angry. He knew that this was the deep relationship between them as brothers.
The Eagle King never liked to talk much, and he was quiet most of the time. But to him, he always had plenty of things to scold him about, as if hating that the idiot bear was not living up to his expectations! To waste so much saliva and effort, if it wasn’t for a brother, who would do say so much?
At times, he was indeed too headstrong and too dumb… the Eagle King was always worried that he would suffer because of it.
And no matter what matter it was, the Eagle King would always give him a good scolding first, before charging in front of him…
No matter what!
No matter what matter it was, or who was in the right or wrong!
Today, it was still Old Ninth, little eagle, who had stood in front of him to protect him, draining the last drop of his blood while standing in front of him!
Although he’d died, his body was still standing there protecting me! Still unable to stop worrying about me!
Big Bear grabbed the dark red and sticky substance in front of his chest, and his eyes reflected the terrifying redness!
This was his little Ninth Brother’s blood!
The blood of his Ninth Brother ah!
All of a sudden, Big Bear’s eyes turned exceedingly ferocious.
Ninth Brother’s blood cannot be wasted for nothing!
Ninth Brother, Ninth Brother ah… this older brother… has let you down!
If I could have woken up even a moment sooner! If it was only just a moment sooner…
There were countless ghastly holes and cuts on the Eagle King’s body, and even the large wings that he had been the most proud of was missing! All around him, there were countless metallic feathers, with the furthest ones being several tens of zhang away!
Big Bear suddenly felt his chest constrict as he struggled to breathe.
In order to protect me, what had Ninth Brother endured?
Such heavy injuries are even more cruel than death by having one’s body torn apart!
“Ninth Brother…” Bear King finally cried out in a sorrowful manner. With the deepest and most painful part of his heart, he spat out those two words!
The Eagle King’s body still remained standing frozen in time, his eyes still blazing fiercely, as if he was warning everybody about something…
Big Bear choked and clutched his chest and suddenly turned around, staring ruthlessly at the five Frenzy Blade Enduring Earths not far away. In an instant, his eyes turned exceedingly cold and terrifying.
The tough, green veins on his temples also twitched heavily with rage!
Step by step, he walked forward.