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His words were threatening to Lu Wu. Anxiously, it looked at Gu Xijiu.
Gu Xijiu answered very coldly, “Are you going to kill it even before confirming that it is the criminal you seek? It would appear that the four Great Guardians are not so great, after all.”
Tie Liu dismissed her remarks swiftly. “On the count of three, I will cast the incantations on the bottle if you refuse to give it back to me! One, two, three!”
He spoke with force and deliberation. After the countdown, all he could hear was a loud explosion.
In a glimpse, Gu Xijiu was circled with intense streaks of seven-colored rays. Soon, many broken pieces started to scatter around.
Tie Liu was shocked to the core! His heart ached for the broken bottle. It was his most cherished item.
Everything happened in the blink of an eye. Caught in a daze, none of them was able to react quickly enough.
The amazing bottle gourd was shattered instantly into many broken pieces while the mussel fell right out of it. Swiftly with its tail, Lu Wu swept the mussel onto its back.
A moment later, Lu Wu’s tail started to tremble in pain. “Oh, my! This is so painful! Mussel, since when have you got thorns?” Its tail was unfortunately pricked.
Caught off guard, Lu Wu quickly put its tail right in front of its eyes to observe it better. When it saw the burning hot steel needles, it could not help but tremble in revulsion. Quickly, it wanted to take the needles off.
“Don’t move,” Gu Xijiu demanded while holding its tail in place. With a flash of seven-colored ray, the burning hot needles slowly melted away.
Nonetheless, its tail was still hurt even without the thorns. The pain was unbearable. It never knew that being pricked by the thorns could be so painful. The sensation was comparable to the pain of being stung by a swarm of bees.
Intuitively, it looked back to check on the mussel. Upon seeing it clearly, Lu Wu’s eyes opened widely in astonishment. ‘Was it a hedgehog, or a mussel?’
The mussel was surrounded entirely by countless of fiery red steel needles; there were probably fewer thorns on the back of a hedgehog. ‘When did the mussel start to grow these harmful thorns? Did it acquire another ability?’ Before Lu Wu could ask any question, it saw Gu Xijiu approach the mussel in intense flashes of seven-colored rays, securing it in the light.
A few moments later, the thorns disappeared, revealing its broken shells that were full of holes. Luckily, its shells were thick enough to prevent the needles from puncturing through. Only its outer layer was scratched.
Lu Wu looked at the mussel that was still groaning in pain and was confused. “Mussel, do you feel pain even on your shells?”
The mussel slowly opened its shells. A human figure, pricked with fiery red steel needles, emerged and cried loudly, “Master!!!”
Lu Wu was utterly surprised to see the mussel, so surprised that all its tails opened up like a peacock. The sight made its flesh creep. “Oh, my! Mussel!”
The little child in the shells was barely recognizable. Thorns were all over its body, even on the back of its hands; everywhere except for its face.
The mussel trembled in great fear. Its eyes were red with tears slowly streaming down its face. “Master… Master, I thought I would never see you again.”
Gu Xijiu’s fingers shook involuntarily at the terrifying sight. She somehow knew that the mussel would definitely suffer, but she never expected that the punishment would be so brutal.
These men decided to torture it before finding out the truth. Moreover, the mussel was indeed innocent. She commented nothing. Instead, she cast some spells on the mussel. Streaks of seven-colored rays flashed by, taking away all the fine needles.
They could finally see the mussel’s body.
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