Chapter 33: Godly Musicians’ Heritage
MuYan wakes to the sound of a playing zither.
Because MuYan herself is also good at playing the strings, she could hear that the tune from the zither sounds very good. However, the music does not have even an iota of emotions within it. It’s as if a puppet is mechanically following a score.
Although the playing is very proper, it is still inferior to Xiao Bao’s performance with a zither.
“Xiao Bao -!!” MuYan bolts up and looks around.
She appears to be in a cave, empty all over, without any traces of people.
“Xiao Bao? Xiao Bao? Where are you? Come quickly!”
MuYan calls out for a long time but no one answers her.
Just then, MuYan suddenly hears a woman’s gentle voice inside her head, “Godly Musicians’ Inheritance, the first trial has begun.”
What Godly Musician Inheritance?
At this time, there is an abrupt strumming and humming, the melody of high mountains and flowing waters* suddenly transform into an aggressive and fervent arrangement.
*gentle, comforting. Usually pertains to skillfully played music.
It’s definitely just the sound of a zither resonating in MuYan’s ears, but it seems like the sound of a magnificent army with thousands of men and horses galloping, like tidal waves surging.
She could feel her blood willfully boiling in agitation.
MuYan’s cheeks redden, a scarlet luster flickers within her eyes.
Concurrently, from the cavern walls, countless sharp swords begin flying towards her on all directions.
MuYan’s body quickly moves like a phantom, easily avoiding the flying swords.
However, along with the progressively faster tempo, the number of flying swords increase, their speed getting faster and faster as well.
It could be estimated that the initial attack of the flying swords is only comparable to seven or eight Profound Stage cultivators raising their swords against her.
But afterwards, it’s like dozens of Earth Grade cultivators attacking her at the same time.
Despite MuYan’s cultivation, she’s also become somewhat flustered, having cold sweat on her forehead.
However, this is not the most dreadful aspect.
The most frightening thing is that MuYan could feel her heart beating faster and faster as the tempo rises higher and higher.
The initially clear eyes also begin to appear muddled in illusions.
In one instant, her stomach is cut open and the bloody placenta is dug out.
In another, Gong Qianxue takes Xiao Bao and throws him into a Dan furnace.
Next, she’s in a pitch-black cavern with that terrible man pressing her under his body, red-hot boiling pain tearing into her, making her wish for oblivion but unable to achieve it.
In the motley of light and shadow, there is Xiao Bao dropping from a high cliff. She stares helplessly as he falls down, becoming a mangled puddle of flesh and blood.
Wheeze – ! Sword energy finally slashes across MuYan’s clothes, blood sprays out.
A fierce pain shoots through her arm, but it also allows MuYan to wake up from the illusion.
She clenches her teeth through the pain as she examines the cave around her, nimbly avoiding the flying swords while she’s at it.
Finally, when the level of the flying swords gradually approaches the attack of about a hundred Heaven grade martial practitioners, she finally discovers the source of all the attacks.
It is a gray guqin (long zither), inconspicuously hanging high on top of the wall.
You won’t find it unless you look very carefully.
But this unremarkable zither is actually playing its strings on its own, creating a melody.
The sound echoes within the cave, bouncing on the walls and immediately forming sword energies to attack her.
MuYan clenches her teeth as she runs up the wall, and quickly grasping a vine hanging from the top of the cave.
She operates the Mysterious Energy in her body and cuts down unto the guqin..
However, the guqin isn’t cut in half, but the sound becomes more and more frantic instead.
Chapter 32: Jumping off a Cliff “Suicide”
Gong Qianxue’s face distorts.
A four-year-old Heaven Grade practitioner, a full eighteen years younger than her. How can she tolerate?
“Capture him for me and don’t let him die so easily!” Gong Qianxue says ominously, “A four-year-old heaven grade practitioner doesn’t conform to common sense. Maybe he took some sort of treasure for talent. If this child’s flesh and blood is refined into an elixir, it may help me break to Precelestial Stage!”
Several guards quickly encircle Xiao Bao, blocking all escape routes.
Gong Qianxue is a mid-level heaven grade practitioner, and her guards, the lowest ranked is at the peak of profound stage, while the two highest ranked have reached the early Heaven grade.
Xiao Bao calmly and indifferently sweeps his eyes over everyone. Then, he turns around and jumps down the cliff without any hesitation.
“Damn, quickly catch him for me!!” Gong Qianxue roars, rushing to try and make a grab for him.
However, Xiao Bao moved too quickly and decisively, they didn’t even have the time to respond.
Who would have thought that Xiao Bao wouldn’t stop and fight, but would just jump down the cliff and commit “suicide”?
While Gong Qianxue is dawdling, she sees a while light flashing in front of her. A silhouette very quickly darts past them and flies toward the falling Xiao Bao.
MuYan didn’t expect, when she managed to finally catch Xiao Bao’s form as Lin Sitong directed,
She would witness the scene of him jumping down to the bottom of the cliff.
MuYan practically didn’t have to think twice, Mysterious Energy frantically circulates within her whole body, and she heads straight to jump from the edge of the cliff.
Gong Qianxue discovers that it’s indeed a woman’s figure, she immediately shouts: “Strike!”
Two guards at the peak of Earth Grade are closest to the edge of the cliff. They yell as they direct palm strikes at back of the figure in white.
MuYan suddenly turns, white clothes fluttering, ink hair dancing, revealing a splendidly unrivaled appearance.
The two guards blank-out and falter, unable to respond as they only feel an overwhelming Mysterious Energy assault their senses.
Boom–! A loud noise.
The two only feel a burst of pain in their chests, as the other neatly jumps down the cliff.
“What’s the matter?” Gong Qianxue asks sharply, “Who was that?!”
Contrary to her expectations, the two guards just blankly stare at her for a long while, and then suddenly cough out a mouthful of blood. They collapse to the ground together.
“Princess, the two of them are already dead.” The head guard takes the initiative to examine their breath, and shakes his head.
At the moment of their death, the two were still staring wide-eyed, at a loss, seemingly unaware of what just happened.
Gong Qianxue’s eyes widen in astonishment, she doesn’t dare believe it, “How could it be? Two peak Earth Grade practitioners both died after a single blow? Who was that just a moment ago?”
She looks at what’s below the cliff, only seeing the endless white fog, and nothing of the person’s shadow.
Thinking that falling from such a high place, the two people must have died already. Gong Qianxue breathes a sigh of relief.
In any case, she remains as Yanwu Continent’s youngest Heaven realm expert, an incomparable genius.
“Go down and search for me! Alive, I must meet them; dead, I must see their corpses!” anyway, she could not give them the chance to survive, “And my sacred beast, be sure to find the rabbit for me!”
Chapter 31: Crazed Cruelty
MuYan just realized that Xiao Bao is nowhere to be seen so she immediately gives chase.
The visibility within Fog Forest is too low, so she spends a lot of time wandering around without finding her son.
What she finds instead is Lin Sitong lying on the ground, on death’s door.
When she saw Lin Sitong’s miserable condition, vivisected from her chest to her abdomen, the normally indifferent MuYan feels pity well up in her heart.
The silver needles flicker at her fingertips and she quickly inserts them into Lin Sitong’s major acupuncture points.
But she had lost too much blood, and her whole Dantian is completely shattered. It can be said that there is simply no hope of survival.
Under the stimulation of the silver needles however, Lin Sitong slowly opens her eyes.
MuYan quickly asks: “Have you seen a four-year-old child pass by, carrying a long-haired rabbit?”
Lin Sitong’s eyesight is blurry, dazed at first. Soon after, she points to a direction, “He…he has fled in that direction. You-you should quickly save him, Gong… Gong Qianxue wants to kill him!”
“What?! Who did you say?!” MuYan’s pupils instantly shrinks.
“Gong Qianxue… she has… because I formed a contract with the holy beast… she dug out my… internal Blood Contract bead.”
Gong Qianxue! It was really Gong Qianxue!
Hehe, that’s right, only she is capable of such crazed cruelty!
To dig out the blood contract bead from inside the Dantian of a living person!
Lin Sitong’s eyes are now gradually losing focus, her breathing slowly grows weaker.
However, tears still roll down from the corners of her eyes, “Yichen… brother… I had… promised to be his… his bride…we both agreed to… get married next year…if Yichen-brother knows that I died, probably… break his heart a… I’m so sorry…Yichen brother, Sitong can’t… can’t stay with you…”
MuYan’s heart fills with sadness. Her hatred against Gong Qianxue further intensifies, and she worries about Xiao Bao.
Although she very much sympathizes with Lin Sitong, she must now find Xiao Bao as soon as possible.
However, Lin Sitong suddenly grabs her hand and places a jade bracelet in it: “Girl… beg you to help me… give this to Yichen brother… tell him not to… feel sad… ”
“Wait, which sect is your Yichen brother from? What’s the full name?”
However, after those last words, Lin Sitong completely closes her eyes and breathes her last.
MuYan looks at the dark-green jade bracelet in her hands, red blood staining it. She frowns and accepts it in her mind.
In any case, the most important issue right now is Xiao Bao.
She will never let Gong Qianxue harm Xiao Bao again.
Xiao Bao carries the rabbit as he runs in Fog Forest, lightning fast.
For a short period of time, Gong Qianxue and her subordinates are really unable to catch him.
But Xiao Bao is after all, just a four-year-old child that could get tired.
At last, he is cornered by a few people to the edge of a steep cliff.
The fog in this place isn’t as dense. Looking down from the cliff, below is still within the area of the Fog Forest.
But from the height where he’s standing, there’s at least a hundred meters drop to the forest below.*
Jumping down, even if one is a Precelestial expert, one will directly fall to his death.
Within the fog, not far from where he is, Gong Qianxue’s cold and murderous voice is heard, “Why don’t you keep running! I’d like to see whether or not can escape my clutches!”
Xiao Bao hugs rabbit, coldly watching Gong Qianxue.
A guard at Gong Qianxue’s side wants to get some credits. Without warning, he pounces while gathering Mysterious Energy in his hand, wanting to knock Xiao Bao down.
*T/N: I have considered the thing about reaching terminal velocity, normal humans surviving as long as they fall right, and decided to completely ignore how a Precelestial would fare 🙂 hahaha…
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Chapter 30: My Rabbit
The white-haired rabbit is furry and chubby. The small eyes blink, and just lazily close.
As if simply unwilling to even acknowledge Gong Qianxue’s roaring.
A ruthless light flickers within Gong Qianxue’s eyes. A dagger immediately appears in her hand, motioning to cut the rabbit’s belly.
However, there’s a sudden flash of light, catching Gong Qianxue off guard and the rabbit in her hands is taken away.
Gong Qianxue furiously looks over, only finding that the rabbit is held by a pink-faced little boy with jade-carved features, so delicate that it could open people’s eyes.
The little boy expressionlessly stares at her, coldly saying: “My rabbit!”
This is niangqin’s emergency ration, he can’t let other people snatch it away!
Gong Qianxue was kept away from the sacred beast over and over again, her sense of reason is almost completely muddled by anger.
She didn’t even have the time to ponder how a four-year-old child could steal the rabbit from her hands.
A streak of light appears on her palms, becoming a long sword.
Eyes filled with malice and viciousness stare at Xiao Bao, she says heavily: “Little brat, if you don’t return that rabbit to me, I will immediately slaughter you!”
As soon as she says that, a powerful Internal force combined with a gleaming double-edged sword, goes straight towards Xiao Bao.
Nobody thinks that Xiao Bao can escape the attack infused with Internal force.
Even the dying Lin Sitong shows a troubled and dim light.
Who would have thought that Xiao Bao, facing an Internal force-infused attack by a Heaven Grade expert, can dodge to the side, without showing panic or haste.
Subsequently, the small hand rapidly attacks –
With a loud noise, the two Mysterious Energies collide with each other and completely disperse in the air.
Xiao Bao and Gong Qianxue simultaneously retreated by a step.
Including Gong Qianxue, everyone at the scene is stunned.
She looks at her hand holding the sword in disbelief, and looks at Xiao Bao again.
She can’t believe that her attack was blocked by a 3 or 4-year-old kid.
Gong Qianxue is a Heaven Grade practitioner, and those that can block the attacks of that level will naturally be of a higher cultivation, or a similar Heaven Grade practitioner.
“Hahahaha ……” Lin Sitong already has a very thin breath at this time, but she couldn’t help but have a fun laugh after seeing this scene, weakly gasping, “Gong Qianxue, Yanwu Continent’s youngest Heaven Grade expert……hahaha, this is really a big joke.”
All of Gong Qianxue’s guards also sucked in a mouthful of cold air.
A child who is only three or four years old, a powerful Heaven Grade expert – these are two disparate things that are not mentioned together, in any case!
However, the fact is now in front of them!
If people are to know that Gong Qianxue strength is only comparable to that of a baby-doll, her title as the number one genius in Yanwu Continent will really become a big joke.
Damned if Gong Qianxue will allow it!
A strong killing intent fills Gong Qianxue’s eyes.
Now, she no longer puts as much importance on taking the rabbit and the sacred beast egg that it swallowed, but it is more imperative to kill the child before her eyes.
Only by killing this boy would she, Gong Qianxue, forever be the number one genius of Yanwu Continent.
The youngest Heaven Grade powerhouse!
Her dark and cold eyes sweep around, the guards at the side immediately understand. They reveal their weapons one after another and charge towards Xiao Bao.
After clashing against Gong Qianxue, Xiao Bao realizes that this bad woman is equal to him in strength.
Including her subordinates, perhaps it would be difficult to win. Rather, he’s most likely to be at a disadvantage
Xiao Bao remembers what niangqin had said – if you can’t beat them, run!
Therefore, he didn’t even hesitate in the slightest. Holding the little rabbit, he turns around and rapidly runs in away.
Chapter 29: Swallowed!!
“It’s too late! Who allowed you to overestimate yourself, actually establishing a spiritual contract with my sacred beast? Hehe, now that your blood contract bead has not completely merged with your body, I only have to dig out your bead and eat it. Then, the sacred beast will still belong to me!”
Lin Sitong desperately struggles to escape, but her limbs are quickly immobilized.
In the next moment, the sharp pain from her stomach made Lin Sitong unable to suppress a miserable howl.
However, Gong Qianxue and her subordinate are completely unmoved. Gong Qianxue’s hand even rummages within Lin Sitong’s dantian, producing terrible sounds from moving the internal organs.
Lin Sitong’s miserable shrieks become weaker and weaker, her lips turn blue, and her eyes become sluggish: clearly near the point of dying.
Finally, Gong Qianxue finds the bead of the blood contract and couldn’t help but laugh.
In front of Lin Sitong, she swallows the Blood Contract Bead.
Sure enough, the bead melts into her body and she finally feels a contractual bond with the sacred beast. The egg on her hand produces a cracking sound.
“Princess, this is very good! The sacred beast will soon be born!”
“Congratulations princess, you will soon be the first person in Yanwu Continent to have a sacred beast contracted as a companion!”
Gong Qianxue carefully sets the sacred beast egg on the ground, her eyes stare unblinkingly at red marbling that is getting brighter and brighter. It slowly reveals web-like cracks on the shell.
At the same time, her body begins to surge with strong Internal force, Gong Qianxue’s face glows with a frantic excitement.
Just at this moment, the underbrush at the side suddenly moves.
Gong Qianxue and others are startled, thinking that someone had heard the commotion and have come to snatch the sacred beast egg.
Turning to look, they only find a plump snow-white rabbit emerging out of the underbrush, shuffling towards the sacred egg.
Gong Qianxue and others relax their stance.
Just a rabbit, nobody will put it in their eyes.
They are too lazy to even kill.
As the cracks are getting bigger and bigger on the sacred egg placed the ground, faint golden light slips out from the gaps.
“Ao, ao – a wuu……” A faint beast-like sound could be heard coming from within the egg, and a formidable pressure permeates between the heavens and the earth.
Gong Qianxue’s subordinate couldn’t help but exclaim, “This is the sacred beast? Such a powerful oppression!”
“Yes, I haven’t felt such oppression even from a peak Heaven Grade!”
“The princess having a contract with the sacred beast will be invincible in Yanwu Continent hereafter!”
Gong Qianxue represses the restless surging of boundless power within her. Her scorching gaze is unblinking at that instant, staring at the sacred beast egg splitting open little by little.
Soon, just a little bit more, she will become an unmatched owner of a sacred beast.
After that, breaking through Yanwu Continent and ascending to the upper realm will no longer be just a dream.
However, just when the sacred beast’s eggshell is about to be completely split open,
The silly rabbit at the side suddenly opens its mouth, there is an ‘ao wu’ sound when it takes the soon-to-be hatched egg, and swallows it whole, with the eggshell and the sacred beast inside.
Swallowed the sacred egg!
Gong Qianxue and her guards, who were standing by and anxiously waiting, are petrified.
Even Lin Sitong, who was continuously losing vitality, also sees this scene and couldn’t help the bright glow in her eyes.
“Beast!!” Gong Qianxue has an immediate reaction, she screams and spares no effort to grab the rabbit, and holds it by the neck, “Quickly regurgitate my sacred beast egg!”
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Chapter 28 Murdering to Rob a Treasure
Lin Sitong falls to the ground, blood trickling out her mouth, and her internal organs are in pain from the shock caused by the Internal Force.
She looks towards Gong Qianxue in disbelief, not understanding why Qianxue-sister, who has just been gentle and affectionate, suddenly becomes so ferocious.
“Qianxue-sister, you-, why would you do this? I clearly discovered the sacred beast egg first, how can you just take my stuff!”
Gong Qianxue sneers, “You think an idiot like you is qualified to be contracted to the sacred beast? Do you know how much I prepared to get this sacred egg? I am destined to be its master…”
As soon as the meteor fell down in Fog Forest, Gong Qianxue went to a [Planemaster] to make a divination for this treasure.
After learning that the treasure that will appear is a sacred animal, never before seen in Yanwu Continent, her whole body had trembled.
For this sacred animal, she is determined to win, and she has also fully prepared for it.
As she is Yanwu Continent’s youngest Heaven Grade expert, she is naturally the only one worthy to be the sacred beast’s owner.
Just who is Lin Sitong? Even wanting to take the sacred beast egg from her?
Gong Qianxue looks fascinated with the dull red marbling on the egg, thinking that this is about to belong to her, and her body couldn’t help but shiver with excitement.
In the next moment however, her expression suddenly freezes.
She places her bloodied hand on the sacred egg, but the beast didn’t have the slightest response.
When Gong Qianxue carefully examines at marbling on the shell, the cold and stunning face instantly distorts in malevolence.
She very fiercely glares at Lin Sitong: “You’ve already established a contract with the sacred beast?!!”
Lin Sitong first looks at her, then looks at her own hand. The surface of which is covered by scratches from twigs and sand, resulting in cuts.
Just holding the egg of the holy beast would inevitably smear blood on its shell.
The contract with the sacred beast occurs after it makes contact with a drop of blood from the one to be recognized as Lord. The sacred beast will be internally engraved with the master and servant mark, while the human will internally condense a Blood Contract Bead.
Gong Qianxue just refuses to believe that the sacred beast actually recognized this waste Lin Sitong as its owner.
The holy beast unexpectedly becomes Lin Sitong’s contracted spiritual companion.
Lin Sitong realizes what happened and couldn’t help but smile cheerfully, “You’re a hypocrite, a wolf in sheep’s clothing, evil woman. I genuinely regarded you as an elder sister, but you actually wanted to take my sacred beast egg. Now you that you can’t get it, it’s really just what you deserve!”
Then again, she doesn’t really want the sacred egg, she only wanted to give it to her brother. She won’t be able to give it to her senior brother now, but this is better than giving the sacred beast egg to this evil woman!
Gong Qianxue takes a deep breath. Instead of being furious, she reveals a shallow smile.
When she saw her smiling like that, Lin Sitong inadvertently shudders all over, “Y-you, what do you want to do?”
“Once one establishes a contract with a spiritual beast, the practitioner will condense a blood contract bead within the Dantian, and bead will require at least half an hour to fully integrate itself with the human body.”
“Even a spirit beast requires half an hour. You say, how long do you think will it take for your blood contract be completely merged with your body?”
The sacred beast is of a much higher rank, compared to the spiritual beasts and the strange beasts.
Lin Sitong widens her eyes in horror, and then she turns around to run.
However, before she could run two steps, she bumps into someone and gets roughly pushed back by Gong Qianxue’s subordinate.
Before Gong Qian Xue’s cold and cruel gaze, Lin Sitong couldn’t help but cry out: “You shouldn’t kill me; I don’t want the sacred beast egg. Can’t you just let me go, wuu wuu…”
Chapter 27: Face Changing
It’s only because Lin Sitong’s teacher is extraordinary, and her senior brother Bai Yichen is also a famous Martial Arts genius in Yanwu Continent.
Gong Qianxue considers this girl to have some value, so she sweet talks her.
Just then, a burst of muffled thunder resounds in the sky.
The whole sky suddenly seems to darken.
Even the wind within the Fog Forest becomes fierce; the dense fog thickens further, countless leaves and sand scatter around.
“Ah, Qianxue sister, ouch. I was scratched by some branches… I-I couldn’t see anything. Qianxue sister, save me!”
Gong Qianxue stands steadily amidst the fierce winds as she listens to Lin Sitong’s call. However, she’s completely disinclined to even bother. Instead she reveals a callous and disgusted expression.
“Princess, do we need not save Miss Lin?” Gong Qianxue’s guard asks.
Gong Qianxue scoffs and says, “It doesn’t matter. She dies, I’ll carry her bones to her teacher’s door then cry and mourn for the sister that I just got along with. Rather, that would be better in order to get Bai Yichen and the others’ favor. She is much more useful dead than alive!”
This gale and lightning sweep through half of the Fog Forest.
It lasted for a tea-time before it subsides.
“Qianxue sister, I feel sore!” Not far from them, Lin Sitong’s low, pained voice could be heard, “I got hit by something and it was painful. Wuu, it scratched my face. If senior brother sees it, he will definitely call me Little Ugly!”
Gong Qianxue frowns in disinterest. She is just about to pretend like a gentle sister, when she catches sight of the thing in Lin Sitong’s hand. Her pupils suddenly shrink.
That turns out to be an infant-sized golden egg.
The golden egg’s surface has a layer of dull dark-red marbling, and it emits a bright glow.
This is – an egg of a Sacred Beast!
It is also the greatest treasure that will be born in the Fog Forest.
Gong Qianxue is breathless, hardly managing to stabilize her mind before she speaks, “Sitong has a really great luck to have found the egg of the sacred beast.”
“Ah!” Lin Sitong snaps back to herself and looks at the egg in her arms. Only after discovering that the golden egg is exactly the same as the sacred beast that senior Bai Yichen had described to her, did she unwittingly become happy and say, “Ah, It’s really a sacred beast egg! I actually found the sacred beast egg. Haha, if senior brother knows of this, he definitely won’t believe it!”
Gong Qianxue slightly lowers her eyes and murmurs: “Sitong sister, didn’t you say that you really like me? Your sister really wants this sacred beast egg, how about giving it to me?”
“This…” Lin Sitong suddenly looks embarrassed, but soon disagrees. She firmly shakes her head, “I’m sorry Qianxue sister, I can’t give this sacred egg to you because I want to give it to Yichen brother.”
A strong murderous intent and spite flash through Gong Qianxue’s eyes. The gentle smile on her face completely disappears, leaving only a cold and gloomy ferociousness.
“In the end, the deep sisterly affection that you spoke of was just a lie. Hehe, since you don’t really think of me as a sister, not even willing to give the sacred beast egg to me, then don’t blame me for being impolite!”
As soon as she says that, Gong Qianxue suddenly strikes.
With her strength at Heaven Grade, few could contend with her within the entire Yanwu Continent.
Lin Sitong is but an early Profound Stage, and she doesn’t have the slightest ability to resist.
With such defense, she is knocked to the ground by one strike from Gong Qianxue, and the sacred beast egg also falls into the other’s hands.
T/N: Unfortunately, the weekly bonus chapters for this week will be delayed. I’m only editing the announcement on this scheduled chapter. There are some server issues that I need to deal with – for some reason, I can’t access sites like wordpress sometimes (youtube, google, and fb are on ALL the time. I don’t know what’s up with this). It’s much easier for me to schedule them all in one go, so we’ll have double releases within this week 🙂
Chapter 26: Stir-fried Rabbit Meat for Niangqin to Eat
“Mother, where are we going?” Xiao Bao holds onto MuYan with one hand, while hugging a stupid rabbit with the other. He walks with his small short legs padding along, his handsome face taut, but he finally couldn’t help but ask.
MuYan thinks for a moment and picks up her son. She isn’t perfunctory about the issue just because Xiao Bao is too young. Instead, she replies with a lowered voice: “There was a group of bad people who had bullied niangqin. Niangqin is now going to find them for revenge.”
Xiao Bao’s soft and pink little face immediately shows a dense murderousness, “Xiao Bao won’t let the bad people that bullied Nianqin get away.”
“Xiao Bao is so good!” MuYan couldn’t help but kiss her baby boy.
Xiao Bao blushes. Just as he’s about to ask where the bad guys are, MuYan suddenly brightens and puts Xiao Bao down.
She just hurriedly steps forward and parts a bush open. Sure enough, she sees an unremarkable red fruit in it.
“A Ninth rank Red Flame Fruit!” The usually calm MuYan couldn’t help but gasp.
A Ninth rank Red Flame Fruit is a first rate Mysterious Plant in Yanwu Continent. It can be used for alchemy, as well as medicine.
If you take it out for sale, you can sell it at an astronomical price.
“Xiao Bao, stay close and protect nianqin, don’t let anyone disturb me, okay?”
The Red Flame Fruit must be harvested along with its roots. Even a slight damage during this process would diminish the medicinal properties of the Red Flame Fruit by half.
Xiao Bao nods in a serious manner. He obediently stands at the side while holding a rabbit.
Some time passes, then suddenly, the quiet rabbit in Xiao Bao’s arms twitches its nose and abruptly jumps out.
Xiao Bao is surprised and turns to look.
He could see that the rabbit didn’t leave but it stands still, turning to look at him with eager bean-like eyes.
“Stir-fried rabbit meat for nianqin to eat …” Xiao Bao whispers and takes a few steps. He closes in on the rabbit, trying to catch the food provision.
But just when he moves to grab, the rabbit nimbly jumps away.
Then continues to stay in place.
Xiao Bao pursues in this manner step by step, not noticing that his mother’s figure behind him is gradually getting covered by fog, until he could no longer see it.
After MuYan completed harvesting the Red Flame Fruit, she turns her head and only sees the remnants of her son’s tracks disappearing in the fog.
Her face changes and she quickly gives chase.
Deep within the fog, two beautiful maidens walk together. The slightly older one wears a red attire, her cold glamorous appearance showing nobility.
The younger one, although slightly inferior in appearance, has delicate and pretty features. Her clear eyes are especially clever and bright, making people become unconsciously attracted.
“Qianxue sister, I’m so unlucky today ah! It wasn’t easy to make my senior agree to take me to the Fog Forest, but I actually got separated with him in the end. Fortunately I encountered you; otherwise I’d already been torn up by the strange animals.”
Gong Qianxue gives a warm smile, “It’s only a small matter, how many times do you have to thank me for it? Not to mention, when I first saw you as a kindred spirit, I already thought of you as a little sister. Of course I can’t see you being bullied. Do you dislike having me as a sister?”
“How could that be!” Lin Sitong exclaims. “You are Yanwu Continent’s youngest Heaven Grade expert. I can’t idolize you enough! Being a sister to you is just like a dream!”
The more Lin Sitong talks, the more excited she gets. She looks at Gong Qianxue with eyes full of admiration and reaches out to grab the other’s arm. She happily walks next to the her.
Impatience flickers within Gong Qianxue’s eyes. She calmly retrieves her hand out of Lin Sitong’s grasp.
But on the surface, she still maintains the appearance of a caring sister, talking to her gently from time to time.
Chapter 25: Easily let off? How can that be
The middle-aged man takes a deep breath and says in a low voice: “Release His Highness and we will let you leave safely. Otherwise, do not find it strange if we get rough! You should know that offending a member our Jing Cheng Country’s Royal Family will not end well for you!”
The middle-aged man is Gong Qian Teng’s personal bodyguard, a peak Earth Grade in his cultivation and is only a step away from Heaven Grade. It could be said that he is an expert that could move unhindered in his area.
Therefore, he’s not really afraid of a girl and a four-year-old. He only fears that he will be the one to answer for any kind of accident on Gong Qian Teng when they get back.
The middle-aged man originally thought that he would have to persuade further. Who knew that MuYan would easily kick Gong Qian Teng some distance away?
The middle-aged man and his bunch all go to save Gong Qian Teng. Lou Beiyu instructs his men to leave immediately.
In the Fog Forest, as long as they split and walk away, any traces that people could track would soon disappear. They’re completely not worried that Gong Qian Teng’s people might catch up to retaliate.
Lou Beiyu is nevertheless puzzled and discontented, “Master, why did you let Gong Qian Teng off so easily?”
“Let off easily?” MuYan chuckles and strokes her son’s head, she says, “The spine is broken by Internal force, he won’t be able to stand on his feet from now on, neither will he be able to have sexual intercourse, and the lower half of his body is paralyzed forever. If you feel that that is letting him off lightly, then I really went easy on him.”
“Ah-!!” Lou Beiyu cries out in surprise and turns to his little senior that is just like a little bean sprout.
Little Senior’s seemingly simple blow actually made Gong Qian Teng become a cripple.
This really… this really… feels great!
“Hahahaha……” Lou Beiyu couldn’t help but laugh out loud, he feels like the humiliation and depression that he had endured for years had all dissipated at this moment.
MuYan listens to his laughter, yet the smile on her lips quietly becomes increasingly frosty and malevolent.
Gong Qian Teng, Gong Qianxue’s brother, how could she forget? How could she easily let him off?
When they first met in her past life, Gong Qian Teng wanted to take her as his concubine and even wanted to use her strength.
It was Gong Qianxue who pretended to be a good person, and saved her from Gong Qian Teng’s hand several times, making her more grateful to Gong Qianxue.
She was really stupid at that time!
Why, thinking about it, if Gong Qianxue really thought of her as a friend, how could she let Gong Qian Teng disrespect her so much, insult her by using her as a plaything again and again?
Hehe… she’s really quite happy to have met Gong Qian Teng so early in this life!
Of course she won’t let him die so easily!
The body paralysis and impotence, these are just what she tells Lou Beiyu.
Actually, she also gave Gong Qian Teng a slow-acting poison. She believes that the last few days left in Gong Qian Teng’s life would be extremely exciting.
“Master, Master! Where do we go next? What treasure are you looking for, shall I accompany you?” she suddenly hears Lou Beiyu’s boastful voice in her ears.
MuYan looks at him with a smile that isn’t a smile, “Next, I have to do something personal, we’ll just part here.”
“Ah, Master, what are you going to do, can’t I help you?”
A cold light quietly flashes within MuYan’s eyes, “No one can help me with what I have to do. Stupid apprentice, I hope we meet…… sometime in the future!”
As soon she finished her sentence, she carries Xiao Bao and quickens her pace.
Lou Beiyu also wants to chase, but found that no matter how fast his party goes, MuYan’s figure is getting farther and farther away from them, and she soon disappears into the fog.
He stares at MuYan’s departure with disappointment, and it took a while before he instructs his subordinates to leave.
Chapter 24: A Mushy Embroidered Pillow of a Straw Bag (idiot)
Gong Qian Teng’s sizable body is thrown backwards and eventually falls to the ground. He staggers for a few steps before he could find purchase on the ground and stand firm.
Not far from where he is,
That child, who is small enough to be almost buried in the leaves, stands firmly in place and did not move even by a step.
In fact, the frosty expression on his face didn’t change one bit.
The soft, fair hand slowly retracts; ice-blue irises regard Gong Qian Teng.
Suddenly, his small pink mouth opens, and he speaks with a crisp and pleasant voice: “Mushy embroidered pillow, straw bag! Waste!”
There is a deathly stillness amongst the audience, only the sound of wind rustling the leaves could be heard.
Even Lou Beiyu’s bunch forget to laugh, they just stare wide-eyed in shock at the four-year-old child like he’s a monster!
Heavens! Although they knew early on that the little senior is powerful and could easily neutralize their Profound Stage head guard,
They never expected that he could face up against Gong Qian Teng, without falling into a slight disadvantage.
Moreover, the Internal Force that Xiao Bao had just demonstrated is definitely more powerful than Gong Qian Teng’s.
Could it be that he is he already a high-rank Earth Grade… maybe higher?
Is… Is he Heaven Grade?!!
Lou Beiyu has a gaping mouth, unable to close it for a while.
On Gong Qian Teng’s side, he regains his wits and becomes completely furious and incredulous!
In a direct contest of pure Internal force, he actually lost to a four-year-old kid?!
How can this be? !
“Son of a bitch!! I’m going to kill you!” Gong Qian Teng suddenly pulls out a knife from his waist. His Mysterious Energy madly perfuse in the blade, then he slashes ruthlessly towards Xiao Bao.
Lou Beiyu panics once more!
It is a great disadvantage for the unarmed Xiao Bao when Gong Qian Teng has a weapon!
He hurriedly pulls out his sword from his waist, intending to throw it to Xiao Bao.
Just as Gong Qian Teng’s knife is about to strike from above, Xiao Bao, who had been stationary, suddenly disappears.
The tiny figure forms into a mirage that circles around Gong Qian Teng.
Gong Qian Teng strikes and strikes with his knife, but he can’t leave a mark even at the fringes of Xiao Bao’s clothes.
“Aaaargh!!!” Gong Qian Teng, who has been struggling for a long while, starts going mad. He completely loses his sense and the Internal force in his body gushes out like a flood.
Not a moment later, his forehead is already covered in fine sweat.
Precisely in that instant, Xiao Bao’s phantom-like movements stop, his figure halting behind Gong Qian Teng.
A small palm is launched towards a point in Gong Qian Teng’s back. Pure Internal force suddenly congeals into a sharp blade and is firmly plunged into Gong Qian Teng’s body.
“Ah-!!” Gong Qian Teng screams miserably and falls to the ground. His body convulses violently and he goes completely unconscious.
The fierce wind gradually stops, dust and leaves begin to settle down.
The scene falls into a strange silence once again.
“Damn–!!” Gong Qian Teng’s subordinate abruptly comes around and says, “Quickly help His Highness!!”
A few people want rush over, but they see a pair of slender jade feet unhurriedly stepping on Gong Qian Teng’s unconscious mug.
MuYan tramples Gong Qian Teng’s face and leisurely says: “The Mysterious Energy on my body is very unstable. If you take one step further, I cannot guarantee whether I’ll be careful about stepping on His Highness’ head or crush it like a winter melon.”
Gong Qian Teng’s subordinate halts his steps at once. There is shock, anger and fear in his gaze as he looks towards MuYan. He looks at Xiao Bao again.
He couldn’t begin to understand these people.
How could their Earth Grade Prince actually lose to a four-year-old child?!
Chapter 23 Against Xiao Bao
“Third Highness, you mustn’t! If you are harmed: how will we explain it to the Emperor?!”
Lou Beiyu is slightly pale, but his expression is extremely firm, “I have recognized Master. How can I allow Master to be humiliated and do nothing about it?”
“Hehe… whoever said that you’re the one going?” MuYan says unhurriedly.
Surprised, Lou Beiyu turns to look at MuYan. “Is there someone other than me? None of my subordinates have broken through Earth Grade.”
Does Master want to use her own hand?
As he thinks of that, MuYan’s slightly curls her lips and reveals a beguiling smile, “Xiao Bao, complete this bet for your junior brother*! By all means, don’t take this lightly and consign your mother away!”
*Lou Beiyu addresses Xiao Bao as a Senior Brother, like same-sect disciples would: shixiong. Here, Lou Beiyu is called shidi, or junior brother.
Standing with a taut appearance next to MuYan, the little boy with an exquisite little face nods and says “Xiao Bao will not give Niangqin to anyone!”
After that, he takes a few steps forward and stands squarely in front of Gong Qian Teng.
The audience is deathly still –
“Ma…… M-Ma-Master!! Xiao Bao is only four years old ah!” Lou Beiyu practically goes crazy, he screams in a high-pitched voice, almost like a girl, “That Gong Qian Teng is already on Earth Grade, and he will never show mercy to a child. Y-y-you…how can you allow senior Xiao Bao to go up…”
Gong Qian Teng looks at Xiao Bao standing in front of him. He feels as if he is being subjected to disgrace and humiliation.
He glares fiercely at MuYan and concludes, “Are you courting death?!”
“Master, let me fight instead. Even if I can’t beat Gong Qian Teng, at least he will not kill me with my identity as the Third Prince of Chi Yan Country.” Lou Beiyu is anxious to rush over and take Xiao Bao back.
MuYan gives him a sidelong glance, looking calm and unruffled as she finds that bluestone to sit down. With a relaxed expression, “Just a soft embroidered pillow of a straw bag (idiot), my Xiao Bao is more than enough to deal with him! Or maybe…”
Her long eyelashes slightly flutter, and when she raises them, they reveal a breathtakingly cold light, “His Royal Highness, the Second Prince of Jing Cheng Country doesn’t even have the courage to accept a mere four-year-old child’s duel invitation?”
“I don’t have the courage to accept, you say?!” Gong Qian Teng sneers with great anger, “Good! You are the first woman to have the nerve that Benwang could admire. In return, now I will absolutely torture this little brat to death. I hope you could still laugh when that time comes, hahahaha…”
“Master -!!” Lou Beiyu cries out again.
But it was too late then, Gong Qian Teng hooks his hands into claws. Mysterious Energy raging in his body, he quickly charges towards Xiao Bao’s skull to ruthlessly maul it.
“Ah–!!” Lou Beiyu’s maid can’t help but flinch away, looking completely horrified and unable to stand it.
However, the guards on Gong Qian Teng’s side are all untroubled. Laughing and joking in amusement, they’re waiting to see this little kid brutally tortured by Their Highness, until he’s better off dead.
After all, one has the strength of an Earth grade practitioner, while the other is only a four-year old child.
Between the two, Xiao Bao is barely tall enough to reach Gong Qian Teng’s thigh when they stand together.
With the exception of MuYan, none of them believe that Xiao Bao could go against Gong Qian Teng.
They think that this child wouldn’t even be able to block a strike from Gong Qian Teng.
As he stands in place however, Xiao Bao’s delicate little face is still frosty.
No panic, no despair, no anger.
When Gong Qian Teng’s hands, covered by strong Internal force, arrives right in front of him, Xiao Bao immediately extends his small, fair and tender hand. He gives a light push at Gong Qian Teng.
Boom–! A reverberating sound!!
A fierce gale dances within the Fog Forest, whisking the leaves, and creating whorls in the fog.
Chapter 22 Bet for Me
Suddenly operating his Internal force, there was a bursting sound as he unexpectedly crushes Gou Zifei’s skull.
Blood and brain matter flow down from Gou Zifei’s head, streaming down her aggrieved, unseeing eyes.
Gong Qian Teng casually jerks his hand and Gou Zifei is thrown straight to the ground.
The eyes are wide, the breath ceased forever.
The pair of beautiful big eyes stares right at the sky, holding unknown hatred, regret, or despair.
Gong Qian Teng wipes his hand with a handkerchief that a servant girl handed over, and he randomly throws it aside before smilingly looking towards MuYan.
It was as if, what he had just killed was not his favorite concubine.
And just some pet cat or dog.
“Little Beauty, do you understand now?” Gong Qian Teng approaches MuYan step by step, reaching out, intending to grasp her small and exquisite, spotlessly white, perfect chin, “As long as you listen to me, you can get everything you want. Including the glory, splendor, wealth and rank that mortals can never think of, as well as precious Mysterious plants…”
Lou Beiyu steps forward and slaps the hand that Gong Qian Teng stretched toward MuYan, keeping the mother and child behind him, “Gong Qian Teng, if you want to humiliate me, just directly come at me. Don’t have any ideas against my master. My Master simply doesn’t have Gou Zifei’s kind of greed and vanity!”
“Hahaha, Lou Beiyu, you step out and assume this posture of a hero saving a beauty: it seems that you’re really fond of this little beauty! But the more you love, the more I want to take it…”
Lou Beiyu looks livid, the Internal force bubbling in his body, as if it’s ready to break out at any time.
The ridicule and complacency intensifies within Gong Qian Teng’s eyes, “Hasn’t it always been said that a beauty befits a hero? Since you so hate to part with this little beauty, why don’t we wager for her: the one who wins will take her away, and loser will kneel down like a dog and crawl
for a round here? What do you think?”
“My Master is not a wager! I will not bet with you!” Lou Beiyu says with gritted teeth.
“Are you afraid of losing to Benwang so you say that you don’t want to bet? Lou Beiyu, in the end, you’re just useless green turtle (cuckold)… Hahaha, then shouldn’t you just kneel on the ground and start barking, and then crawl under Benwang’s crotch? Benwang would then consider returning this beauty to you for two days.”
Lou Beiyu, as well as each one of his guards, tremble from head to toe.
However, no matter if it’s Lou Beiyu against Gong Qian Teng, or his guards against Gong Qian Teng’s guards: the former couldn’t win against the latter.
Just when Lou Beiyu was losing his mind in anger, a clear and incredibly pleasant voice chimes in.
“You’re betting with me as a wager? I’m actually quite interested.”
From her arms, MuYan sets Xiao Bao on the ground while she says that with a smile.
“Master -!” Lou Beiyu exclaims.
As Gong Qian Teng hears the clear, enchanting, and languid voice – he feels as if his bones melted halfway, “Little Beauty, I didn’t think you would be so sensible, even your guts are a lot bigger than Lou Beiyu’s faint-heart. Hahaha, good good! You really suit Benwang’s taste; Benwang will certainly favor and spoil you for days!”
Lou Beiyu hears Gong Qian Teng’s humiliating words and both of his hands firmly clench into fists. He steps forward and tightly bites the bullet, “Alright, I’ll wager against you!”
This so-called gamble, it is a test of Martial Arts!
An early-stage Earth grade, against a mid-level Earth grade, will definitely just lose.
Lou Beiyu’s entire guard look overwhelmed with shock, they immediately move to prevent it.