Chapter 161: Training together. Huang Ying was standing on the wide open plain, the slightly yellow grass gently swaying because of the wind, the sky above him was the same brilliant azure as his robes, not a cloud in sight. There were no Demonic beasts in the area around him, a pleasant silence reigning in the area. But Huang Ying's eyes contained a sharp glint, constantly darting around the area. A blue light flashed around him, faster than his eyes were capable of following it. The blue light was constantly moving, not slowing down for a single second as it worked on closing in on him and finding an opening. Huang Ying slightly relaxed his stiffened shoulders, and the blue light immediately struck, arriving behind his left side. The blue light stopped with a loud rumbling sound, Fang Shan appearing behind Huang Ying, her entire body coated in arcs of azure lightning. She struck out with both of her daggers, aiming for the space between Huang Ying's ribs. The daggers hit his body and sank into his flesh, but before they could dig too deep into his flesh, Huang Ying tightened his muscles and prevented the daggers from moving any further, at the same time also preventing Fang Shan from pulling them out. With the daggers stuck in his back, Huang Ying twisted his body and struck out with his fist. There was not an ounce of mercy in the fist, and before Fang Shan had the chance to move to dodge, the fist connected with her abdomen. Huang Ying hit her with such force that her entire body was raised up from the ground. As Fang Shan felt something rise up her throat, the sweet taste of blood filled her mouth. She swallowed down whatever was in her throat and moved into action, she let go of her two daggers and grabbed onto Huang Ying's head, discharging as much lightning into him as she could, before utilizing the remainder of her strength to pull back. “Stop. I can't go any longer.” After Fang Shan landed, a thin stream of blood leaked out from the corners of her mouth as she raised her hands and called out. She was already completely drained of energy, so there was no way for her to continue fighting at this point. “Your speed is excellent, but you are still not capable of turning all that speed into attacking power. As long as it is like that, it will be hard for you to create serious wounds on your opponents. It has gotten slightly better, but there is still much room for improvement.” Huang Ying pulled out the two daggers from his back and cleaned away the blood on them before he handed them back to Fang Shan. At the same time he also delivered his thoughts about the battle. The two of them battling like this had been Li Jun's idea, saying that Huang Ying could use his battle experience to help Fang Shan find her weak-points. Her main weakness was that she could not turn her speed into power, so while she could flee and attack as she wished, it was hard for her to inflict proper wounds. “I know, but I still can't turn all the momentum into attack power, it always dissipates just as I try to use it to attack. Was there anything good?” Fang Shan stored away the dagger and responded with a sigh. Over these last few days of battling each other, she kept trying to transfer all the momentum from her movement into her daggers, but most of the momentum would dissipate before it reached her daggers. “That last attack was good. Because of your bloodline, you will heal much faster than your enemy, so it is fine to take a hit in exchange for landing a good attack on your enemy.” Huang Ying nodded his head and responded. With the lightning invading his head, even he had a hard time focusing and was forced to spend a bit of time to readjust himself. The two of them had the destruction bloodline, they would heal far faster than normal people. They could afford to trade attacks and injuries. “But you must not let your guard down. Simply relaxing my shoulders was enough to lure you into attacking me. You need to learn the difference between an actual opening, and an intentional opening.” But Huang Ying did not forget to scold her once more, using his knuckles to gently hit her forehead. He had only relaxed his shoulders to bait Fang Shan into attacking him. Attacking when you saw an opening was fine, but you also needed to know when someone created an opening on purpose to bait you in. “I know I know. But I gotta say, you really don't pull your punches. One of these days, I am certain that one of your attacks will end up breaking a few bones.” Fang Shan slightly rubbed her forehead as she puffed out her cheeks and pouted slightly. The only way Huang Ying held back when the two of them were fighting was that he would not use his spear, Longinus, or his destruction element in most of the battles. Everything else was sent at Fang Shan with full force. “Breaking a few of your bones now is better than having to bury your body in the future. As we are now, we are still far too weak. If we continue like we are now, we might die without even knowing how we were killed.” Huang Ying shrugged his shoulders as he spoke, looking at Fang Shan with a gentle gaze. He of course did not like hitting her with everything he had, but it was far better than having to bury her because they had been too weak. To avoid having to do that, he was willing to do almost anything. “You are certain that it lives there?” Fang Shan flashed a bright smile, before turning towards a mountain in the distance as she spoke. The mountain was the same one she had decided to climb when they first entered the wide plain, but now she wanted to climb it for two reasons. “According to the memories of the Demonic beasts, it should indeed live there. Only a few more days and we should reach it.” Huang Ying responded with a nod of his head. According to the memories of the Demonic beasts living in the area, that mountain was the home of a powerful Demonic beast with strength that was almost at the late stage of the Yin-Yang Formation realm. They were going to climb the mountain for two reasons. One reason was to use its height to survey the surrounding area, and the other was to kill the Demonic beast that called the mountain its home, using its flesh to strengthen Fang Shan. “I can't wait. I wonder what it tastes like?” Fang Shan let out a short laugh and licked her lips. Stronger Demonic beasts would often taste better than weaker Demonic beasts. A Demonic beast that was almost at the late stage of the Yin-Yang Formation realm must surely taste delicious. “Who knows? Like chicken maybe? As long as it can help you reach the Yin-Yang Formation realm, I don't care if it tastes like ass.” Huang Ying shrugged his shoulders, only slightly interested. The Demonic beast living on the mountain had some blood of a Vermilion Bird, so they were planning on using its flesh, blood, and Demon Crystal, as well as the remaining virgin Yang sealed within Fang Shan, to help her break through and enter the Yin-Yang Formation realm. “Easy for you to say, I am the one who has to eat it.” Fang Shan's mouth slightly twisted as she spoke. She knew that she had to eat it to have a good chance at immediately breaking through to the Yin-Yang Formation realm, but as expected, if it tasted like ass, she might have a hard time swallowing it. “Alright. Let's take a break for about an hour. After that, it is time to hunt some more Demonic beasts, and after that it is more combat practice with me.” Huang Ying only responded with a small laugh, pulling out some Demonic beast meat from his interspatial ring and preparing to roast it. Every minute mattered to them, so the days were packed with combat between Fang Shan and Demonic beasts, as well as between Fang Shan and Huang Ying. “No mercy at all. Fighting a strong freak like you can really dampen a person's confidence.” Fang Shan shook her head with a small laugh, sitting down next to Huang Ying. It was only when she first fought him that she learned how terrifying it was to face him. When he looked at you with his serious gaze, it was like you had been locked on by an ancient beast. But she also had to admit that she quite like his serious expression, when he looked completely battle ready, it was slightly arousing even. “I only have this strength because my destruction and devouring elements are so special. If I did not have them, I would probably be weaker than even people my own age, considering how short the time I have spent cultivating is.” Huang Ying started a small fire and started roasting the meat as he spoke. He was completely aware that his strength came from the destruction and devouring element. Had he not had those, but instead a normal element, he might even be weaker than most others his age. After all, he had only cultivated for a bit over a year in total. “If's don't matter. You have the destruction and devouring elements, so they are part of your strength. No point in spouting if's and whatnot's to try and make me feel better. I am not so weak that I would be discouraged just because of someone being stronger than me.” Fang Shan used her knuckles to hit Huang Ying on the head as she spoke. So what if he would be weaker if he did not have the destruction and devouring element. He had them, they were his, no one could change that fact. “Besides, the one who is so freakishly strong is all mine after all, so why should I be discouraged? If anything else, it only serves as motivation for me to become just as freakishly strong.” Fang Shan put her arms around Huang Ying's neck and pulled him into a kiss after she spoke. No one would mind if the person they loved was freakishly strong. The way Fang Shan saw it, the stronger the better. Of course, she would not let Huang Ying stand in front of her and protect her at all times. If she let him do that, she would have failed as his partner. She would become just as freakishly strong, and stand next to him.