11 Two Years And The First Gate
From the next day onwards he tried his level best in cultivation and also achieving the next power of the boosted gear the gift. By trying his best, he achieve the next power up after an year long of hard practice on the control of the boosted gear. He also met up with Akeno daily. He played with her and also after first first few weeks, he also met up with her mother at her house. Shuri was a kind person just like how she was depicted in the light novels and Barquiel always though tough on the outside, he was also a soft person from the inside. The best part is when Akeno and Ben tried to go into the house without mentioning their presence to their parents, when they heard loud screaming noises of Barquiel and a very strange laughter from Suri from the bedroom. It seemed to him that they were indulging in S&M play though Akeno seemed oblivious to this, Ben was sure of what was going on in that room and also came to know about from where did Akeno get her sadistic tendencies. There were also times where they visited Ben's home. Their parents very quiet welcoming towards the little girl. Akeno also for the first time felt that she found a good friend in Ben. Though he was believing that he was sure of suppressing his qi and dragon energy inside body, he was not sure about hiding it from Barquiel. From how things were going on he thought that Barquiel might have turned a blind eye towards this issue Ben was thankful for that and also made form of a decision to protect our close mother and let this have family have their good time. Either way that incident will be happening four years from now, so he had a lot of time to prepare. Though he could warn Barquiel about the attack, he didn't have any good reason to make him believe that his wife would be attacked when he was on the mission from Azezal. So, he just made up his decision to protect her mother. Ever since he already turn 5 years over 6 months ago, he started working out which probably made his body quite a bit stronger than average 5 year olds. He might even be able to knock down few 9 to 10 year olds if he fought properly. During these two years aside of training his body he also accumulated as much as qi energy possible and broke through fifth layer. Though he accumulated a lot more ki sufficient such that he could breakthrough the sixth layer, he was unable to do that. Since it was not possible he just left thinking that he needed some kind of inspiration or life and death situation to breakthrough. He also tried fusing the two types of energies but there was little to no progress. It seemed like impossible at the moment but he still didn't lose his heart because there was clearly the orange tint present and it also seem like the orange tint increasd a bit which was not much to mention, but when the whole increase is considered it still is a development. Due is constant fiddling with the two types of energy is trying to mix them both his control over the two types of energies shot through the roof. So now after having a conversation with Draig and making sure that is his body is strong enough to bear the load of the power when the gate is brokenthrough he made his preparations for the night to open the gate and the meridian connecting that.
" Hey Draig, if anything happens to me during the time while I breakthrough, just cut off my connection to the boosted gear such that at least the damage l suffer will be a lot less ".
OK PARTNER YOU JUST REST ASSURED I WILL TAKE CARE OF THE SAFETY AND YOU CONCENTRATE ON BREAKING THROUGH IF THIS METHOD IS POSSIBLE THEN IT WOULD BE A GREAT HELP FOR US IN THE FUTURE TO COME DO I STILL SUGGEST THE OTHER ONE TO OPEN FIRST I RESPECT YOUR CHOICE.
" Yeah thank you dude. I'll be counting on you partner ".
Saying that he just closed his eyes and started concentrating on the healing meridian, connecting the gate of healing and also a meridian of the eighth grade meridians. He intertwined the two types of energy into a drill pattern and started drilling through the barrier present on the meridian which is blocking the flow of energy. After a while through his effort, he was successful in poking a small hole through the barrier. Immediately he sent his qi through the small hole and filled up the meridian as much as it could contain. After making sure that the whole meridian is filled up with the energy, he started activating his boosted gear to state the power he could reach maximum and he carefully transferred the boost to the qi present inside the meridians. Soon as the gift was was transferred, he felt and excruciating pain one such that where no man would never ever reach and would never ever wish to experience when a loud scream threatened to come out from his mouth through his sheer willpower, he barely managed to contain the scream inside his mouth and let out painful moan.
" Aaaaah..... "
PARTNER JUST TRY TO HANG ON A LITTLE WHILE MORE AND IT WILL BE FINISHED THIS WILL BE A GREAT ADVANTAGE TO YOU IN THE BATTLES EVEN IF YOU OPEN THE GATE OR NOT SO ENDURE FOR A WHILE LONGER ANYWAY SINCE YOU HAVE TO OPEN THE GATES SOONER OR LATER AND YOU'LL ALSO HAVE TO EXPERIENCE PAIN ONCE AGAIN IT WOULD BE LOT LESS PAINFUL THE NEXT TIME WHEN YOU TRIED SO ENDURE AND PERSIST ALL IF YOU PASS OUT DURING THIS ORDEAL, EVEN I WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO HELP YOU THROUGH IT SO ENDURE AND CONTINUE ON.
When Ben's condition was so threatening that he would pass out at any moment he heard Draig's voice and just continued to endure on. After a few short minutes the pain started to decrease and after a few more minutes the pain completely was gone. He felt a new sensation that whatever was clogging his energy from going through that particular meridian was broken through and was now even more wider and resilient than the other normal meridians he used. He took a two hour rest after this ordeal and started his preparations to break through the first gate, the gate of healing. During those two hours rest he also once again managed to build up the boost to its maximum which he could contain right now and in the same way that he attacked the barrier blocking the meridian. He drill his way through the gate which was situated right in between the collar bones. Though he was feeling the pain he also felt that the pain compared to the previous one was lot less and the breakthrough went smoothly. When the gate was opened there was a blue aura emanating from the gate and covered his whole body. Sensing the aura coming out, he quickly brought his qi and dragon energy intertwined throughout the body and collected the aura which period both energy is quite dance sensing the tenseness and the amount of qi present in his Dantian on and also the excruciating pain he went through twice during the same day he once again tried his luck in breaking through the barrier of 6th stage and quite surprisingly he was able to break through which he credited to the experience of him breaking through the gate gate and clearing his meridian with this then has official is kept on the path of body cultivation and energy cultivation
" WellI guess I have tried my level best and now it's time to check my results ".
When he checked out his body, he was quite surprised to find out that whatever the damage caused by the meridian expansion and gate opening were already starting to regenerate and heal at a faster pace. And also the lingering aura which was left out after the majority of it got observed by the two energies, seeped into every part of body and strengthened them. Though he already knew the property of gate of healing as healing and endurance, there was one common property of all the gates in human and that is to strengthen the whole body to an extent though they affect might differ from get to get that one point is common to all of them.
" With this, I can start working out intensely without having to worry and my body will start to repair and regenerate by itself so well that I'll have nothing to fear even while during the battle and can solely concentrate on my battle itself. Though I also had the option of opening the gate of limit, I quite myself believe in my decision of opening the gate of healing first ".
After checking out his body, he quickly fell asleep. Though his body can repair the damage generated faster than before, there was a quiet a bit amount of mental burden if not more. So his child's body could not take the burden anymore and quickly give up. Only through sheer willpower, did he cross the meridian opening and gate opening stages and thus Ben started the way of fighter and his path to Emperor.