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Chapter 340: Is… is this alright? Jun Shang!
    Robe, upper garment, shoes – they’re taken off one by one.
    Even though Muyan doesn’t dare to raise her head, she could still feel the man’s sensual abdominal muscles and waistline.
    There’s also the man’s unique scent. And because they’re too close to each other, it incessantly assails her nose, making her feel dizzy without her notice.
    When there’s only a pair of thin pants left, Muyan’s hands stop.
    However, Di Ming Jue still stands in front of her, not moving.
    Then, she hears the man’s deep, dark, and husky voice, “Continue.”
    “Wha… what?” Muyan almost looks up with wide shocked eyes.
    But Di Ming Jue just takes it as a matter of course: “Ben Jun wants to bathe, do you want to make me bathe with trousers on?”
    The steam from the hot spring rises up, making the pair’s features look somewhat indistinct.
    So even if Di Ming Jue is currently almost completely naked, she doesn’t have as clear a view as when she painted him that day.
    But even if she couldn’t see clearly, making her strip every piece of clothing on his body is too…
    In Muyan’s mind, she has cursed this pervert Di Ming Jue countless times.
    But in the end, the circumstances are stronger than the person. Moreover, once she strips this man, she would be able to run away more easily, wouldn’t she?
    Thinking of this, Muyan grits her teeth.
    She grabs the man’s waistband and directly pulls it down.
    During that time, the back of her hand accidentally touches something hot, and it scares her to the point that she almost kicks him straight into the hot spring.
    Within the steam, Muyan still sees the man’s perfectly straight and slender legs.
    Even just a vague silhouette, this man’s figure is still perfection, it’s criminally captivating!
    “Now, is… is this alright? Jun Shang!”
    Muyan squeezes the last two words out from her mouth.
    She swears, if this pervert dares to have any more rotten ideas, she would definitely kick him straight into the pond.
    Di Ming Jue lowers his head, looking at the girl in front of him, how Muyan is getting ashamed into anger. The corners of his mouth turn up into a shallow smile.
    This little woman still thinks that he wouldn’t be able to recognize her?
    In reality, her acting is very good. If she changes her identity and brushes past him, he wouldn’t necessarily notice that it’s not Ying Mei.
    But unfortunately, the one impersonating Ying Mei is Jun Muyan.
    These days, Di Ming Jue could fail to recognize any individual, but he will absolutely not fail to recognize Muyan.
    Even a trace of breath, a minute movement, he seems to know her deep in his bones.
    Initially, when he knew that Muyan wanted to escape, his heart was filled with anger.
    Now that he sees the young woman’s ashamed and resentful appearance, it all turns into softness and doting.
    On normal days, Muyan is always lazy, calm – and it seems like she completely doesn’t care about anything or anyone.
    What Di Ming Jue wants to see the most, is for her to reveal different moods because of him.
    ……
    The atmosphere in the hot spring seems extremely strange due to the pair’s extended silence.
    Muyan is stiff all over, and her heart is beating like a drum.
    Just when she almost couldn’t stand it, the man abruptly turns around, and slowly walks into the hot spring.
    The milky white pond water, as well as the steam hanging in the air, covers up the man’s body. This allows Muyan to take a long sigh of relief.
    Now, she can finally leave.
    Just as she takes a step to leave however,
    She hears Di Ming Jue’s magnetic voice drawl, with a bit of laziness and sensuality, “Come here.”
    Muyan’s footsteps go rigid, her hands turning into fists.
    This dead pervert, what else is he up to?
    She very much wants to leave directly, but the problem is that the exit is located on the other side of the hot spring.
    She can’t guarantee her successful escape.
    Midway, Di Ming Jue could drag her into the water.
    Taking in a deep breath, “Jun Shang, what further instructions do you have?”
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Chapter 339: Ben Jun wants to bathe
    She quietly leaves the room.
    As she’s passing by the food on the table, Muyan gulps, but she ultimately restrains herself.
    In order to act more realistically, she didn’t eat breakfast.
    And now she’s really hungry.
    But what is a little hunger when it’s for the purpose of seeing her darling Xiao Bao?
    Today is a rainy day, the entire courtyard is covered in a cloudy gloom.
    Muyan pretends to be Ying Mei and effortlessly walks past the guards.
    As she approaches the gate, she sees a tall figure directly ahead of her.
    Even if he’s tens of meters away, that chilly and powerful momentum just can’t be ignored.
    Muyan’s pupils contract, her heart feeling a sense of foreboding.
    Why is she so unlucky?
    With great difficulty, she was finally able to run away from Ying Mei – but right after that, she actually runs head-on with this guy.
    However, there aren’t any obstructions between the two of them. Now, if she avoids him, or pretends that she doesn’t see him – that’s just trying to hide while making herself more conspicuous.
    Muyan takes a deep breath as Di Ming Jue gradually nears.
    She imitates Ying Mei’s manner in giving a humble bow. She deliberately lowers her voice: “Jun Shang!”
    Di Ming Jue has an indifferent expression: “Muyan?”
    Muyan’s heart tightens, and she tries hard to make her tone sound as cold and composed as Ying Mei’s, “Replying to Jun Shang. Miss Muyan is resting.”
    Di Ming Jue’s slightly wrinkles his brows, a trace of anxiousness flits across his eyes.
    He doesn’t pay any more attention to the ‘Ying Mei’ in front of him, and goes straight to the direction of Muyan’s room.
    The pair brushes past each other, and Muyan lets out a long sigh of relief…
    Then, just as she lets out this breath and goes on to take another step,
    The man that has already passed her by suddenly stops on his tracks. He turns around, “Wait!”
    Muyan’s heart immediately rises up to her throat.
    “Jun Shang, do you have further instructions?”
    She lowers her head, not daring to look up.
    As a result, she doesn’t see the man – who’s a little ways away from her – slightly narrow his eyes. He stares unblinkingly at her, and a gloomy light flashes flickers in his eyes.
    “What did Muyan do today?”
    “Nothing, nothing in particular. Miss Jun has been resting all day.”
    “Oh? Is that so?”
    “Yes.” Muyan grits her teeth, “Jun Shang, if there’s no other instructions, this subordinate will excuse myself first.”
    The other side goes silent, and just when Muyan feels like breaking into a run,
    The man’s deep and low voice drawls, “Ben Jun wants to bathe. Go and arrange it.”
    What ghost–?!!
    ……
    Muyan silently curses in her mind, wishing that she could cut the man in front of her into eight pieces.
    Take a bath if you want, but you actually still want someone to serve you?
    Doesn’t this man know that Ying Mei is a woman?
    Making a woman serve him as he takes a bath.
    This shameless rogue! Pervert!
    However, the ridicule is also returned to her. Muyun knows that in Di Ming Jue’s presence, she wouldn’t be able to run away even if she exerts all her strength and gives it all her might.
    Instead of getting exposed and taken back now-
    She might as well follow this man to the hot springs.
    Go take a bath! Want to take off your clothes? Want to take off your trousers?
    The moment Di Ming Jue strips, she’ll break into a run and conveniently take his clothes along with her.
    Don’t tell her that he could still give chase, all the while without a stitch of clothing on him?
    Thinking of this exquisite plan, Muyan’s state of mind considerably steadies.
    Even when Di Ming Jue opens his mouth to make her take his clothes off-
    She could brace herself to do it.
    Hehe, isn’t it just disrobing? It’s not the first time anyway.
    Unfamiliar at first, acquainted the second time, by the third and fourth time, she’s well accustomed…
    Well-accustomed your sister!
    Di Ming Jue, this scoundrel, does he make Ying Mei undress him whenever he takes a bath everyday?
    Simply too shameless!

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Chapter 338: Jun Shang will not see outsiders
    Three Dark Clouds Spirit Flowers, she has a very high chance of successfully refining one Nine-Holed Golden Dan.
    Shi Lanling haughtily raises her chin, “Naturally, it won’t be a problem. Di Jun completely doesn’t need to worry about my, Shi Lanling’s skills in alchemy. Wait until I’ve refined the Pill, Lanling will personally deliver it to Di Jun.”
    Other people wouldn’t be able to refine a Nine-Holed Golden Dan, even with three Dark Clouds Spirit Flowers.
    But as it happens, she is going to refine two or three.
    At that time, she would definitely be able to make that man sit up and take notice of her.
    She would let that man know that she is the best.
    Shi Lanling’s hand is on the jade box, her eyes are filled with hope and expectation, yearning and determination.
    So much so, that when Han Ye says: “No need, Jun Shang will not see outsiders” – she doesn’t hear it.
    Just blindly immersing into her own world.
    From the moment that she first laid her eyes on Di Ming Jue, Shi Lanling has allowed her own heart to completely fall for this man.
    That’s because she knows that in the Yanwu Continent, there isn’t another man like him – who is as handsome, powerful, and set up on high!
    Indeed, only such a man is worthy of her, Shi Lanling.
    ===
    There’s the sound of the door being opened.
    Ying Mei carefully carries a tray of food as she walks into the room.
    But it’s extremely quiet inside, and the lights are too dim. The usual melodious sound of the zither is absent, there’s no warmth of the candle flame, nor is there the fragrance that refreshes the mind.
    What makes Ying Mei uneasy is that she could smell a faint scent of blood in the air.
    She puts the tray down, then she goes around the screen, and into the room.
    Ying Mei sees a figure on the bed, moving a little. She softly calls out, “Miss Jun, you should eat, you didn’t even have breakfast…”
    Before she could finish what she’s saying, Ying Mei’s complexion changes drastically.
    On the bed not far from her, there’s a girl in bed clothes leaning against the headboard.
    Her face is deathly pale, head slightly hanging down, so weak like she could fall off the bed at any moment.
    What’s more frightening is that – the corner of her pale lips, as well as on her snow-white clothes – they are stained with bright red blood.
    “Miss Jun–!!” Ying Mei is pale from fright as she rushes over and helps Muyan up, uncertain of the latter’s life and death.
    Her fingers knead the other’s slender jade-white wrist, slowly directing her Spiritual Power to enter through the pulse point on that wrist.
    She hasn’t been this scared for a very long time.
    Ying Mei’s hands are ice-cold, her body is faintly trembling.
    Maybe Muyan had an accident…
    However, along with her Spiritual Power rushing out, she feels her eyelids getting heavier, her consciousness going faint.
    Her body can’t help but begin to sway unsteadily from side to side.
    Ying Mei tries her best to open her eyes, but she can’t control her body.
    She suddenly realizes what just happened.
    With some difficulty, she looks up to see the girl that had been on her last breath just a moment ago. Her long eyelashes flutter, there’s a crafty light in her eyes. Her lips curve up, and she reveals an enchanting smile towards Ying Mei.
    The first thought that comes to Ying Mei’s mind: Fortunately, Miss Jun is alright.
    Soon, she could no longer keep herself up, and she directly loses consciousness.
    Looking at the ‘young man’ sleeping in her arms, Muyan guiltily cups her hands in salutation towards the other, “Sorry, Ying Mei, let me borrow your identity first. As soon as I see my baby, I will definitely come back and properly treat your illness, and I’ll take good care of your body.”
    Muyan works very quickly, immediately switching clothes with Ying Mei.
    In the mirror, the black-clothed young man is in the shadows, his features are somewhat indistinct, but the cold and quiet temperament from his whole body is exactly the same as Ying Mei’s.
    She believes that as long as no one looks too closely, even the one most familiar with Ying Mei, Han Ye, also wouldn’t be able to recognize her.
    ……
    She quietly leaves the room.

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Chapter 337: No need to make exemptions
 
    “This servant couldn’t just stand by idly and watch, so got into an argument with her, didn’t expect that it would actually… actually lead to this kind of conclusion.”
 
    She adds oil and vinegar on recounting what happened in the medicine field.
 
    Putting emphasis on describing how Muyan was coveting the Dark Clouds Spirit Flower. How, after discovering that the flower was for Shi Lanling, she deliberately destroyed it – amply shifting the blame to Muyan.
 
    Also, how she seduced Di Ming Jue when he appeared.
 
    The more Shi Lanling listens, the tighter she furrows her brows. Her eyes of fine sunny weather also become a bit overcast.
 
    “Do you know that person’s background?”
 
    The maid could see the displeasure in Shi Lanling’s eyes, and a cheerful expression flits through her face. She promptly replies: “Replying to Miss. That woman is called Jun Muyan, a famous doctor in Tianyuan City these days. I heard that she had passed the Xuan Medical Pavilion’s senior doctor examination.”
 
    “Heh… Xuan Medical Pavilion?” Shi Lanling gives a disdainful sneer, evidently not putting the Xuan Medical Pavilion in her eyes.
 
    The maid still wants to continue talking, when Han Ye arrives in a gust of wind.
 
    “Miss Shi!” Han Ye pants faintly. He takes out a jade box, then, direct and plain-spoken, “This are the Dark Clouds Spirit Flower Cores that have been agreed upon. Please complete what Jun Shang has requested, as soon as possible.”
 
    Shi Lanling receives the jade box, her fingers lightly stroking the lid.
 
    It’s as if that man’s handsome and incomparable face has emerged before her eyes.
 
    Her cheeks begin to heat up.
 
    “Why didn’t Di Jun come over himself?” she softly mumbles, “And about today’s matter, I heard Qing-er say…”
 
    “Oh, I would’ve forgotten if Miss Shi didn’t mention it.” Han Ye looks like he had just come to notice the maid’s existence. The corners of his mouth curls up into a grim smile, “Why are you still here? Didn’t you agree to go to the Ghost City and receive the punishment of a hundred lashes, and then proceed to the Beast Fighting Colosseum to raise money and settle your debt?”
 
    Hearing Han Ye’s words, fear fills up the maid’s eyes.
 
    She turns beseechingly towards Shi Lanling, “Miss!”
 
    Shi Lanling slightly furrows her brows, “Guard Han, today’s matter maybe a bit of a misunderstanding. Even if Qing-er had really been framed and accidentally killed the Dark Clouds Spirit Flower, there’s no need to be this aggressive, is there? After all, Qing-er is my personal maid. I wonder if it would be possible for Guard Han to let me see Di Jun, and ask him for an exemption?”
 
    “There’s no need to make exemptions.” Han Ye has a smile that isn’t a smile, “Since Miss Shi is requesting this favor, it should also be possible to not send that person to Wan Ren Ku.”
 
    Hearing that, the maid’s face is ecstatic.
 
    Shi Lanling also smiles in satisfaction, there’s some pride and joy on her face.
 
    Who would’ve expected that Han Ye’s next words would make her so angry, she almost throws the jade box down the floor, “As long as Miss Lan is willing to compensate ten million gold coins to my family’s Jun Shang, your servant girl naturally wouldn’t need to go to Wan Ren Ku. Of course, that punishment of one hundred lashes is absolutely necessary.”
 
    Shi Lanling clenches her teeth, “Guard Han, you’re acting on your own initiative – does Di Jun know?”
 
    Han Ye has a dismissive face, “If Miss Shi thinks that it’s necessary, you are welcome to go to our Jun Shang and object.”
 
    That said, he claps his hands.
 
    Someone immediately bursts in, and drags the maid out, as she’s wailing and screaming.
 
    One hundred lashes, then presented to Wan Ren Ku, then delivered to the Beast Fighting Colosseum – spending all her life in bloody battles against humans and Strange Beasts, until she dies.
 
    Pa–!
 
    Shi Lanling heavily slams the jade box on the table, her face bursting into green and purple.
 
    But in the end, she restrains herself and calms down.
 
    Han Ye has once again changed into a moderate appearance, smiling wholeheartedly, “Miss Shi, with these three Dark Clouds Spirit Flower Cores, there shouldn’t be a problem to refine at least one Nine-Holed Golden Dan, yes?”
 
    Refining the Nine-Holed Golden Dan is extremely difficult for Yanwu Continent alchemists.
 
 

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Chapter 336: To reap the consequences of one’s word*
  • modernly used when pointing out that someone is going back on their word
    Muyan just thought that she has gotten over it.
    Hearing these words, the discomfort in her heart immediately ignites into a raging anger.
    This scoundrel really wants to give away the cores of the Spirit Flowers that she had painstakingly raised.
    She really wants to snatch back the jade box that she had just handed over, then break it.
    However, Han Ye doesn’t give her slightest chance. He takes the box, doesn’t say anything, and turns into light and shadow – disappearing from his spot.
    Looking as if it’s really, exceedingly urgent.
    Muyan’s eyes go dark. She doesn’t say anything else, and just turns around to leave.
    To care about who this man is giving the Dark Clouds Spirit Flower for… right now, she only wants to see her baby.
    Just as she has taken two step away however,
    Di Ming Jue’s figure suddenly appears to block her way.
    Muyan narrows her eyes, her expression is exceptionally bad, “Jun Shang, what is the meaning of this? You wanted me to grow flowers, and I did. You wanted to send the cores to your little lover, I also helped you collect them. Now that I want to leave, could it be that Jun Shang still wouldn’t allow it?”
    Di Ming Jue furrows his good-looking sword-like brows, a trace of confusion in his eyes, “What little lover?”
    Haha! Act! Just keep acting!
    Di Ming Jue stares blankly for a moment, then he suddenly has a flash of understanding, “You mean Shi Lanling? How could she be…”
    All of a sudden, his voice comes to a halt.
    A smiling expression appears in his eyes, and he leans closer to Muyan. He whispers by her ear: “Muyan, this tone of yours, Ben Jun would think that you are eating vinegar*.”
  • jealous
    Eat your big head vinegar–!!
    Muyan’s face goes very red, ans she’s so close to letting out a loud scream.
    Meeting the man’s smiling eyes, she could see her own appearance in depths of those ice-blue irises, how she looks as she goes into a rage from humiliation. Her mood worsens.
    Pushing away the man’s incoming face, Muyan coldly says: “How you imagine the wildest things is your business. I don’t care. I would like to leave now. Jun Shang-daren, you wouldn’t go back on your words, would you?”
    Di Ming Jue detains her wrist, unyielding as he pulls her to his side, “Wait for one more day. After a day, you would definitely see Xiao Bao.”
    “Why do I have to wait another day?” Muyan asks coldly, “Don’t forget what you originally promised, that as long as I successfully cultivate the Dark Clouds Spirit Flower, you would let me leave…”
    Before she could finish what she’s saying, the scene in front her eyes spins around.
    Di Ming Jue has once again hoisted her up, slinging her on his shoulder.
    It’s just like he’s carrying a sack.
    “Di Ming Jue–!!!” Muyan practically roars, “Reap the consequences of your words, or you have no face*!”
  • sense of shame
    The man reaches up and lightly pats her bottom, his ears turning a suspicious red.
    The voice coming out of his mouth is still as cold as before, “Say whatever you want, Ben Jun won’t let you leave until tomorrow night.”
    (A certain Jun Shang: Humph! What ‘face’, isn’t it more important to have a wife?)
    ===
    “Wuu wuu, Miss, you have to save me! I don’t want to be sold to Wan Ren Ku, don’t want to be lashed a hundred times, ask leniency from that Lord for me!”
    The totally blackened maid kneels before Shi Lanling, weeping bitter tears, entreating piteously.
    Sitting directly in front of the maid is a woman dressed in white, her appearance is lucid, elegant and refined.
    Hearing the maid’s tearful request, the woman slightly knits her long and shapely brows. The gentle beauty akin to ‘Xishi clasping her heart’* is thereupon added to her quiet, cool, and ethereal face. It’s indescribably lovely and pitiful.
  • a woman’s lovely appearance, despite the pangs of pain
    “Qing-er, what happened exactly? I asked you to collect the core of the Dark Clouds Spirit Flower, why have you become like this?”
    “It’s all because of that fox-face!” the maid screeches, her eyes brimming with hate, “Miss, it turns out that the rumor in that courtyard is true, that there’s a vixen seducing the Lord. Not only did that fox confuse the lord’s mind, she even wanted to snatch the Spirit Flower that he wanted to give you.”

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Chapter 335: Business completion
    Han Ye has already stopped laughing, deathly serious as he stands before the maid, “Well then, now that the one who killed the Dark Clouds Spirit Flower has been identified, it’s time for us to figure out the issue of compensation.”
    The maid widens her whirling eyes, her blackened mouth is agape, revealing a horrified and desperate expression.
    Nevertheless, Han Ye smiles a little gentler, “Don’t worry, we won’t make things difficult for you, as we’ll just do it according to what you said just now. Either provide a Dark Clouds Spirit Flower, or compensate with ten million gold coins. Oh, that’s right, we can’t forget the punishment of one hundred lashes either. Girl, may I ask if what I said is alright?”
    The maid’s body is on the verge of collapse, and if her skin complexion could still be seen at this time, it would probably take on an unnatural color of greenish ash.
    “I… I… no… spare me…”
    “Alas, that wouldn’t cut it!” Han Ye lets out a regretful sigh.
    He softly claps his hands, and his face has an assuring gentleness, “But you don’t have to be anxious. If you can’t pay at the time being, we won’t force you. Like you said, it’s very simple – if you don’t have enough money, you’d just be sold to Wan Ren Ku.”
    “But your appearance…” Han Ye looks at her up and down, sizing up her appearance, “Oh, the flesh business wouldn’t do, but you could be a slave in the Beast Fighting Colosseum, that would be pretty good. After all, you do have an Earth Stage cultivation, so in all likelihood, you would definitely be able to make a lot of money each time you take the stage.”
    “The future is long! Doing that for a few decades, there will inevitably be a day that you could pay off the ten million gold coins that you owe. Say… wouldn’t you agree?”
    Hearing those words, the maid could no longer keep herself up. Her eyes roll up, and she completely loses consciousness.
   ===
    In the breeze, Muyan sits beside the Spirit Flowers.
    Along with the setting sun, the color and patterns on the Dark Clouds Spirit Flowers become even more crystal clear, a beauty that doesn’t belong to the mortal world.
    But Muyan also knows that their short lives are finally coming to an end.
    Later, an hour at most, these flowers would completely wither, and then the plant would bear black-colored seeds.
    And just like the two remaining seeds inside her space, they wouldn’t have any vitality.
    Muyan sighs softly, ultimately reaching out her hand to touch the sparkling and translucent petals, as well as the pink core at the middle.
    The flower sways gently, like conveying its feelings and intimacy towards her.
    Like it’s telling her to make haste.
    Their lives are like that of a mayfly, short and limited. However, their brief seven days of life is still more dazzling than all the summer flowers under the sun.
    That perhaps, a mere seven days is also enough.
    Muyan gently removes the flowers’ core at the middle, and carefully places them into the small jade box.
    Finally, the last rays of sunlight sinks down the western horizon, and the tiny flowers completely wither, their lives fade away.
    Muyan lightly waves her hand, taking in the seeds and dried leaves of the Spirit Flower all into the Space.
    Soon after, she gets up and hands the jade box over to Di Ming Jue.
    These past few hours, she was quietly looking at the flowers, reluctant to pluck them.
    Di Ming Jue was at her side to keep her company, not saying anything.
    At this point, Muyan doesn’t intend to bicker with this man.
    After all, the seeds of the Dark Clouds Spirit Flower have been provided by Di Ming Jue.
    And for the flowers to bloom, it also required Di Ming Jue’s help.
    In the end, whomever Di Ming Jue wants to send these flower cores for, she doesn’t have the qualifications to get involved with that decision.
    “Here are the cores of the Dark Clouds Spirit Flower that you asked for. With this, our business should be complete, right?” Muyan asks indifferently.
    Di Ming Jue takes the jade box and immediately passes it over to Han Ye.
    There’s a rare trace of eagerness in his usually cold voice, “Go and deliver this to Shi Lanling at once. Personally watch over it, there simply mustn’t be any mistakes.”

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Chapter 334: The Flower of Vengeance
    The maid stares blankly, then she immediately says: “Me, I saw it with my own eyes, I am a witness.”
    “Witness testimony? No need…” Di Ming Jue’s lips curl up like he’s smiling, but the chill and bloodthirst within his eyes is making his handsome face look particularly dangerous, “Ben Jun has better evidence.”
    Just as his voice falls, a powerful energy strikes at the withered Dark Clouds Spirit Flower.
    It’s ignited into flames, and the withered plant burns until there’s almost nothing left.
    The next moment, they see a strand of black gas coming out from smoke, and it flies straight towards the maid.
    At the side, Han Ye says with a sneer: “I forgot to tell you, the Dark Clouds Spirit Flower used to be called the Holy Soul Flower in ancient times.”
    “That’s because it can only accept a purer and purer breath for nourishment. Previously, the one cultivating this Dark Clouds Spirit Flower is Miss Jun, so her body has the unmixed Internal Force. So from then on, if someone touches the Dark Clouds Spirit Flower without the exact same kind of breath as Miss Jun, the Spirit Flower will die from making contact with the polluting qi.”
    “That’s the reason why, these past six days, every one of us in this courtyard would dare to approach the Dark Clouds Spirit Flowers, but no one would dare touch them.”
    The maid widens her eyes in horror, “No, that’s impossible!”
    How could there be such a strange and sentient flower in this world?
    Han Ye continues: “There’s one more thing that I forgot to tell you – this Dark Clouds Spirit Flower is a kind of plant that is very vengeful.”
    “Since its life only lasts for seven days, this flower really treasures the period of its growth. So if it happens that a dirty breath causes them to die, the withered flower leaves will lock on to this pollution and strengthen it. Once the flower leaves have burned or rotted completely, the dirty breath will once again return to its owner.”
    It’s as if the black smoke has a mind of its own, as it flies straight to the maid.
    The maid scrambles in trying to dodge, but she simply cannot hide from this black wisp.
    After a few short breaths, her face has been completely covered by this black smoke.
    “Aaaah–!!” a shrill, blood-curdling scream pierces through the sky.
    The maid howls in grief as she desperately rolls on the ground.
    This kind of pain goes on for a quarter of an hour, and the black smoke slowly dissipates.
    Revealing the maid’s haggard, black-colored face.
    One can say that the maid initially had a face that’s considered pretty and lovable, red lips and white teeth.
    Now, she’s only left with black, even her teeth are dark yellow.
    Incredibly ugly.
    Simply a bumpkin even among village folk.
    “Pft… *cough* *cough*…” one of the black-clothed guards at the side couldn’t help himself, and lets out a laugh.
    Then he hurriedly restrains himself in fear.
    “Hahahaha…” Han Ye doesn’t have any reservations, holding his stomach as he leans against Ying Mei. He can’t straighten his waist from laughing, “Hahaha, Little Shadow, look at her face, doesn’t it look like a charcoal briquette?”
    Ying Mei disapprovingly pushes Han Ye away, but seeing the maid’s appearance, her lips can’t help but twitch up.
    Muyan is also a bit stunned.
    She didn’t know that the Dark Clouds Spirit Flower would actually have this kind of ability after its death.
    This means of retaliation really displays originality.
    Pfft–!
    Di Ming Jue looks at the smile on her face, and the cold harshness between his brows finally recedes a bit, changing into gentle doting.
    ……
    The maid feels up her own face, and brings down the hand that touched it. She sees that her palm is pitch black.
    And this kind of darkness wouldn’t come off with any kind of rubbing or washing.
    She was originally quite confident about her own appearance. All along, she was fantasizing of being able to follow by her lady’s side, and accompany the Miss into marrying a handsome groom.
    But now… now… everything is ruined.
    However, before the tears could rush out-