My body has reached the limit of Grey Energy it can handle, if there is even a slight increase in the grey energy then I would directly dissipate, I would not even have a chance to scream.
I paled seeing my condition and started to shake literally as there is quite some time before I could reach the 4th major cleansing, which could give me some respite from this grey energy.
I was in despair when I saw the Purple s.h.i.+ne cooling off the snake, and its pure purple body had become even more apparent, and it is now clearly looking like a real baby snake.
Suddenly I noticed something and a gasp of ecstasy came out of my mouth as I guided the snake toward the raging River of Grey energy. This snake had just finished its mutation and got the ability to eat grey energy.
I was hoping it would get such an ability, but seeing how all going south till now, I do not think something like would happen, but it has happened.
Soon the snake had reached the raging river of grey energy and started eating it, it's speed was slower than when it was eating Milky White energy and I felt a little sad about it but what can I do, it had become capable of eating Grey is more than what I had wished for.
It kept eating the energy, and as it eats, it kept progressing, and when I saw the speed of progress, I was a little shocked as despite eating less grey energy, its speed of progress is five three times faster than when it was eating the milky white energy.
I am very happy seeing this as with each breakthrough, it's the speed of eating will also increase by little.
Its eating continued, but there is no sign of a breakthrough, the energy it had eaten till now would have been more than enough for it to make the breakthrough into the Peak of Lieutenant stage but this time, it's not alone to make a breakthrough, there are Ashlyn and me.
It will have to collect the energy for three of us, and this time there are no worries about not having enough energy, there are unlimited energies as long it can eat, it will have energies.
Time pa.s.sed by, and soon, it had collected enough energies that it could make us all level up with it. Without wasting any time, I guided it to initiate level up.
Just as I guided it, It dissolved into a ma.s.sive wave of purple energy that started to spread through my body, as it did, it had separated into a small part of itself and sent it toward Ashlyn.
I could feel my strength rising as I level up, my body is getting stronger, my soul is getting firmer, seeing that, a smile couldn't help but come over me as it will help me greatly against the grey energy.
I was smiling ecstatically, seeing my progress when I again felt a threatening feeling again, and the next moment, the quant.i.ty of grey energy in my body had increased again.
I had just got some breathing s.p.a.ce, but that cold gust came at me and brought it all down to ruin, now grey energy again had reached the limit of my body again.
A few minutes later, all the fluctuation of leveling up calmed down, but just as it did, I felt two different familiar energies spreading through my body, increasing my strength.
Seeing that I took a sigh of relief, I nearly forgot about these two blood drops present in Ashlyn's source, one increased the power of my fire ability while others increased the power of my body and soul.
The first blood drop is useless for the condition I am in, but the second is very useful as it advances the strength of my soul and body.
Now, the blood drop strengthening my body continuously, I heaved a little sigh of relief as my body is not at its limit anymore.
With little relieved expression, I again concentrated inside me, only to see the snake had started to eat grey energy again. The snake had some changes after level up, its size had decreased, but it did not affect it eating speed as its aura is still strong, and it is eating Grey energy at an even faster speed.
Time pa.s.sed by and the snake kept eating the energies, this time it had to eat at least four times more energy than before it could make us level up again.
107th, I have reached the 107th pose finally, though I am extremely tired performing the Body Cleansing Exercise, I am still performing because stopping will be akin to accepting death.
So even if I am tired and do not have any energy to continue, I will be continuing because I don't want to die; there are still many people that are waiting for me and many things I have to do, so how can I die?
With that though I continue performing, trying my best to reach the 108th so that I could go through the 4th major cleansing, it will increase my chances of surviving quite much.
I said in my mind as I reached the 108th, just as I reached it, a s.h.i.+t load of energies that had been hiding inside my body came out and became suppressed under the Cleansing energy that had erupted in my body.
All the energies that came out of me became suppressed and started melting except for two. The Grey energy and Milky white energy of Origin water barely have an effect, I had expected this to happen but still became surprised seeing it happen.
As I kept performing, the suppression grew greater and greater, and more and more energies started to come out from deep inside before being melted and merging back into my body permanently.
My body is filled with the different types of energy, but the miracle fruit energy snake still latches on to the Grey energy as off all the energy, it is the most nutritious energy for it.
As I go further in the 108th pose, I noticed that suppression had started to affect the two energies, though the suppression is minutes it is still there as am many specks on the corner are going under my body.
But they are not melting and merging; the 4th major cleansing does not have the power to melt them.
While performing 108th pose, another shot of Grey energy entered my body, but this time, I did not have as much as I had earlier, the limit of my body had increased and will need little more energy for it to reach my limit, I hope nothing of that sort happens.
I now barely have a little breathing s.p.a.ce, I don't want to lose that. I don't like the feeling of my life hanging by the fragile thread.
By the time I had reached the near end of the 108th pose, the snake had collected enough energy to level up the Captain stage, but I did not initiate the level up; instead, I guided the snake to continue eating more energy.
I am at the peak of Lieutenant Stage, and this is my last chance to craft the Totem Artifact. If I level up without crafting the Totem Artifact, then the totem seed will be destroyed, and I will have to wait till a new seed is created when I level up to Lord Stage.
I don't want that; the first Totem seed is vital; if I do not craft it now, then I will lose not only the totem seed but also the potential of Totem artifact.
It is a good thing, I have thought about a plan earlier and now just have to wait till 4th Major Cleaning is Over to act on it.