Chapter 9 the Cold-faced Xiao Bao and the Enchanting Mother
A small face that is incomparably exquisite, too cute that it could make people want to scream.
However, that adorably beautiful face does not have any expression at all.
Raising his little head up, a pair of pure and splendid dark blue eyes calmly stare at the black bear.
The black bear seems to see disdain and provocation from those eyes.
“ROAR ~~~” the majesty of the forest’s overlord cannot be questioned.
The bear discards the food to lift its large black claws, aiming a strike towards the boy.
The Bear’s paw brings forth a powerful hurricane, relentlessly shaking the surrounding trees.
In an instant, it could be seen that the bear’s paw is on the boy, yet he did not turn into meat paste.
In the next moment however, the black bear’s paw did not land, but its entire stout body is lifted up.
The bear’s big eyes turn into spirals.
Once it looks down, it suddenly opened its eyes wide.
No matter how low the intelligence of the bear is, it could still show an incredulous astonishment at this very moment.
Because its immense form that is at least a few hundred pounds, it was actually lifted up by the Little Bean Sprout.
The Little Bean Sprout is still expressionless as his short chubby hand spins the black bear in the air, and then he lets go.
Boom – ! With a loud bang, the whole forest quakes, the birds and beasts flee all over the place.
After a quarter of an hour.
A small boy drags four strung-together bear paws before a cave.
He builds a fire, and with neat and orderly actions, quickly processes the bear paws. Afterwards he roasts them on the fire.
The fragrance of meat permeates in the air.
At that moment, a pleasingly carefree and lazy voice of a woman comes from within the dwelling, “Smells good, Xiao Bao, what kind of food did you hunt and bring back?”
The little boy turns and looks toward the cave entrance. The pretty little face is still without an expression.
But those deep blue eyes sparkle, as if stars shine within them.
Soon, a figure of a girl in white emerges from the opening of the cave.
It’s a teenage girl who is only 18 or 19 years old, wearing simple white clothes that serve to flatter her flesh of ice and bones of jade. With that delicate and peerless appearance, it could make people open their eyes and widen their perspectives.
That appearance cannot be said to be capable of causing the downfall of a nation, but she comes with a temperament like an illusory immortal. Like a celestial that had fallen from the Ninth Heaven and strayed into the mundane world, it could make people desire to touch, but at the same time cannot bear to profane.
The boy’s eyes are bright, and he only needed a moment to jump up to the girl, as if he can’t wait to plaster himself to her.
Even if the little face is still taut and rigid, it could still be seen how much he loves the girl, how attached he is.
“I say little lady-killer, if you look at me so much like this, I could only fall in love with you!”
When the young girl opens her mouth to speak, the celestial temperament disappears without a trace.
She raises her hand to the little boy’s chin, her fingers feeling the smooth skin beneath them. She lowers her head and lays a loud smooch on the soft and tender cheeks; her smiling face has a particularly languid charm.
The little boy turns his head expressionlessly; he flips the bear paw above the fire, and said, “Niangqin, you can eat this.”
Jun MuYan tilts her head with her palm under her chin; she beams at her handsome and exceptional son, truly more and more pleasing to the eye. The more she looks, the more outstanding he seems.
In a blink of an eye, the mother and son have lived within the mountains for four years.
When they entered this cave four years ago, MuYan’s heart was still filled with hatred and darkness. But now, she can’t thank the heavens enough.
Thank the Heavens that gifted Xiao Bao to her.
Of course, she wants to avenge the hatred, but the most important thing in MuYan’s mind is not revenge, but Xiao Bao.
Elegant – it is used to describe manner and appearance.
not his real name, just means little baby/treasure.
Chapter 8 A Little Bean Sprout Appears
The leaves rustle, and a huge leopard appears. Bright green eyes stare MuYan with hunger and cruelty.
However, when its gaze collides with MuYan’s pair of bloody eyes, the huge body unexpectedly shudders for some reason.
An inexplicable dread creeps throughout its body, and the wild beast’s instinct of forbearing danger makes a single thought come to the forefront of its mind—run.
The leopard crouches down and bares its teeth, giving off a threatening growl.
Then, it steps backwards, retreating away from MuYan’s line of sight.
MuYan straightens her waist, guarding her belly that’s getting more and more painful, and continues to slowly move forward.
“Baby, hold on for a while, just hold on for a little while.”
One step at a time, one hour and then another.
By the time when the day had completely turned dark, she finally found the markings that lead to a cave.
MuYan’s has a light smile on her lips as she gently strokes her abdomen, “Baby, look, we finally found it.”
In Yanwu Continent, there is a very rare spiritual vein of within this cave.
Training one’s Internal Force alongside the spiritual vein would allow one to advance, in a speed three or four times faster than normal.
In the past life, she accidentally discovered this spiritual vein but she foolishly handed it over to Gong Qianxue.
In this life, this will be the birthplace of her child.
Time flies, and a few years had gone by in a blink, rushing past.
In the past few years, there have been many major events that occurred in Yanwu Continent.
For example, in the first nation [Huang Yao Country], there emerged a name of an alchemist who could refine the Third Rank Ice Heart Pill – Jian Feng. After the Ice Heart Pill was released, it caused a sensation in the whole Yanwu Continent. Jian Feng became the great Alchemist that everyone sought after.
Then, in the middle nation [Zhong Cheng Country], news came out that their princess Gong Qianxue had broken out of Earth Grade, and while only 22 years old, had become the youngest Heaven grade powerhouse.
Another one in the lower nation [Chi Yan Country], a meteor had fallen in their land – a sign that a precious treasure is about to come into being. This is why many practitioners have gathered in Chi Yan Country.
However, all these has nothing to do with Jun MuYan, who is deep into the wilderness of the secluded mountain area.
Four years had passed, in an unnamed forest.
“ROAR!!” an earth-shaking roar resonates through the skies, and a powerful suppression instantly fills the atmosphere.
When they heard this roar, the smaller animals that wander the forest immediately tremble in fear, and scatter to flee in all directions.
Quickly afterwards, an enormous ancient tree shudders and down comes a huge black bear.
Looking at its eyes, they are a peculiar red. Its hands still hold a dead animal, and brings said animal to its mouth, chewing one mouthful of it at a time.
If people had been present at this moment, they would have found to their horror that this black bear is a strange beast.
And its level has reached the disquieting [Profound grade].
The Martial Practitioner Levels in Yanwu Continent are divided into the cultivation levels of: [Entry Stage, Primary Grade, Profound Grade, Earth Grade and Heaven Grade].
[After Heaven Grade, it is the Precelestial powerhouse. ]
Only by breaking through the Heaven Grade and reaching the Precelestial realm can one be considered to have a foot stepping into the realm of true cultivation.
However, throughout the whole Yanwu Continent, the formidable people that have achieved the Precelestial realm could be counted with only one hand.
Most of the martial practitioners have their cultivation stuck on either the Entry Stage or the Primary Grade.
In this way, it could be seen how frightening this Profound grade black bear is.
Suddenly, the black bear stops chewing, and its small savage eyes turn to look down below itself.
What it sees is unexpectedly a Little Bean Sprout that had stood there since who-knows-when.
It is but a young boy – four or five years old, with a height that is even shorter than the stubby legs of the black bear.
Chapter 7 Search! Give me a thorough search!
Half an hour later, MuYan opens the door, one hand supporting her waist, and the other cradling her belly. She slowly and carefully walks out of the run-down room.
If one only observes her current actions, she seems like an incredibly gentle mother.
Behind her however, the newly-opened door reveals a room filled with human remains.
Each corpse is cut open from the chest to the abdomen. The five viscera and six bowels were dug out when they were still alive. (heart, liver, spleen, lungs and kidneys; gallbladder, stomach, large intestine, small intestine, truncal cavities, bladder)
Their eyes are wide open, and no one can close them. There is only boundless terror, pain, and despair in their eyes.
As if they have witnessed the most dreadful hell on earth.
Jun MuYan did not take a second glance at the bloody scene behind her, but throws back a newly lit torch.
The raging fire, under the bright sun, flares up further.
The dense smoke rises up and covers the sky above the house with a layer of dark grey.
When a group of men in black arrived on horseback, it had long burnt to the ground. They are unable to find even a shadow of a person.
Several black people look at each other, and saw the anxiety and disbelief the other’s eyes.
At this time, a white horse carrying a woman comes in a lightning-fast gallop.
It can be seen that the woman has a slender figure, a purple dress on her body and a conical hat on her head. Her face is covered by a veil, only hinting on her pretty facial outline.
As soon as she sees the ruins of cinder and ashes, the woman’s voice becomes ice-cold and surly, like it could drip water. “What’s all this? What of the fetus that I want?”
“A… answering the Lord, this lowly one does not know how it’s become like this as well, it should have been perfectly secure…”
“Waste!!” The woman gets a whip into her hand and raises it, fiercely lashing it towards them. After striking several times, she says in clenched teeth. “Search for me, even if only the corpse remains, I’ll dig it out!”
After a short while, several men in black hurriedly rush to report, “Answering the Lord, there wasn’t a corpse that belongs to a pregnant woman.”
“You mean to say that she ran away?”
“Rest assured, Lord. Although we did not arrange people around this house, the mountain is sealed and closely guarded by our brothers. If the woman really ran away, she absolutely can’t escape this mountain.”
The veiled woman grips the horse’s reins tightly in her hands, the face under the veil turned green then white.
If she wasn’t so scared of being discovered that she’s acquiring an immortal child, she would’ve gone and taken the fetus herself, then there would be no accidents.
She thinks that the insignificant little girl absolutely cannot do anything unexpected.
“Search! Give me a thorough search!” The woman fiercely commands, “Even if you dig three feet beneath the ground, you must find and capture this woman and her child!”
After Jun MuYan left the run-down house, she did not escape the mountains like what that white woman’s men had expected.
Instead, she turns to the opposite direction and went deeper into the mountains.
This part of the mountain area, the deeper in you go, the denser the trees become, the more secluded.
Layers and layers of leaves accumulate, rotting quite a bit, and have slowly become a swamp due to the buildup of rainwater.
There are countless poisonous insects, snakes and rats in the forest. There are even some unnamed strange beasts that are comparable to Primary grade practitioners.
No one would have thought that Jun MuYan would go deep into the mountains.
Since an extremely delicate pregnant woman like her would only meet death if she ever enters this wilderness.
However, Jun MuYan’s expression is unperturbed. Although her footsteps are slow and heavy, they are remarkably resolute.
Roar – ! A beast’s roar could be heard, coming from in front of her.
The leaves rustle, and a huge leopard appears. Bright green eyes stare at MuYan with hunger and cruelty.
Chapter 6: Regret? Too late
Jun MuYan steps closer, fresh blood covers her like an Asura from Hell. Su Jinzhu and the rest are frightened out of their wits. Mouth stretched open, wanting to scream, but only the able to utter “ah ah”.
At that moment, Su Zhiyong’s voice comes through the doorway.
“Niang, YuLan, what’s taking you so long? Daren is still waiting at that place!”
Upon hearing Su Zhiyong’s voice, Chen YuLan, together with the rest, have seemed to see the light of hope, their eyes brightening.
The three of them don’t have any power, but Su Zhiyong is already an Entry Stage in Martial Arts.
It should just be a very easy matter to deal with Jun MuYan, a pregnant woman with a bulging belly.
“Ah-ah–ah–” Chen YuLan opens her mouth and tries hard to shout.
Su Jinzhu and Su Baozhu see this and immediately follow along in calling out.
Jun MuYan calmly and unhurriedly walks toward the direction of the door, not having the slightest bit of intention to stop them from calling out for help.
“What’s the matter? Yulan? Mother, sister? Answer me!”
“If no one says anything, I’ll just come in!”
Bang – bang – bang, sounds of violent ramming comes from the door.
In a moment, the dilapidated room has its door broken.
Chen YuLan and the others have blood and tears across their faces, their eyes are filled with hope and longing for that life-saving straw.
It is at this time when Jun MuYan, who had been waiting by the door, raised the dagger.
Just as Su Zhiyong comes in, she charges with the dagger and aims it on his shoulder then ruthlessly plunges down.
Su Zhiyong can’t even scream out, he goes limp and collapses.
MuYan hauls the unconscious Su Zhiyong, slowly dragging him towards Chen YuLan and the rest.
The trio’s ecstatic expressions that appeared just moments ago, freeze on their faces and slowly turned into disbelief and despair.
How is this possible? !
Jun MuYan is nothing more than an Entry Level Martial Artist, a pregnant woman that can’t even truss a chicken. How could she have easily subdued Su Zhiyong who is also an Entry Level?!
MuYan raises the corners of her mouth in a secretive cold smile.
All these, can be said to be thanks to Gong Qianxue!
If not because she wanted to repay Gong Qianxue, she wouldn’t go and learn how to heal and make medicine; naturally, she wouldn’t have learnt the art of acupuncture.
At the shoulder point, acupuncture can resolve blood stasis and swollen chest, but it can only be five marks deep with a needle, never deeper.
If you stick it deeper, the patient will faint.
She stabbed a dagger very deeply in Su Zhiyong’s shoulder acupoint. How could he not faint?
“Dear sister-in-law, haven’t you always been worried that cousin will go outside and to pick the flowers and trample the grass, go and cheat on you? Won’t it be better that I do this for you now, than to leave trouble for later?”
Saying so, she takes the dagger on her hand and uses it to gently tap Su Zhiyong’s head.
Su Zhiyong gave a muffled groan, and slowly comes to consciousness.
However, before he becomes fully aware of what’s happening, MuYan lifted her foot and stomps on the root of his progeny.
“Aaaahh –!!!” The mournful screams reverberate within the entire room making it seem to shake violently. Dust falls from the roof from time to time.
Taking her foot back, MuYan chuckles and says, “How about it? Does sister-in-law feel satisfied? I can’t know how it’s like for you to dig out the child from my belly, comparing it to watching your husband turn into a eunuch: which is more fun, more fascinating? Sister-in-law, how do you plan to thank me?”
“Wuu hu hu!” Sobbing, Chen YuLan frantically shakes her head.
Lunatic! Lunatic! Lunatic!
This Jun MuYan right now is a lunatic through and through.
She is scared, she regrets, she should not have provoked such a lunatic.
But it was too late, everything is already too late!
Chapter 5: Like A Devil
The hand holding the dagger is suddenly twisted, then flesh is torn, and the heart gets ruptured.
Su-shi’s miserable shrieking is pinched at her throat, the mouth is open, but no sound escapes from her.
At the moment of her death, she can’t begin to understand why she was the one to die, when Jun MuYan is obviously the lamb to be slaughtered?
“Mother! Mother!! Mother, don’t scare me, wuu wu wu!”
“Bitch, you actually killed my mother!”
Su Jinzhu and the others recover from the shock caused by Su-shi’s death, only to find that Jun MuYan had already severed the remaining ropes, and is getting up from the bed.
The trio initially felt righteous indignation filling their chests, angry condemnations at the tip of their tongues – yet when their eyes behold Jun MuYan’s demeanor, fear made their hands and feet go cold. They find it hard to even speak.
“Jun… Jun MuYan, you… don’t you mess around. You killed my mother so my father and my aunt will not let you off!”
MuYan chuckles, and with a dagger lazily spinning in her hand, a heavy bulge on her belly – she approaches the trio step by step.
When it comes to age, Jun MuYan is only 14 to 15 years old, and is much smaller than Su Baozhu.
However, the imposing momentum she exudes at this moment is causing all three of them to feel intimidated to the point where their bodies feel weak.
Most notably, her face is splattered with the blood that came out of Su-shi’s body. White clothes had turned blood-red. However, she did not seem bothered enough to wipe it. Instead, she smiles faintly and reveals pearly-white teeth.
It looks identical to an Asura that climbed out of hell for revenge.
The youngest, Su Baozhu, couldn’t stand it anymore and screams. She turns and intends to run.
She is suddenly caught by her hair and yanked right back.
With a loud noise, Su Baozhu crashes into the wall and passes out.
When Chen YuLan sees this, a fierce expression clouds her features. She grabs one of the wooden stools at her side and rushes toward MuYan.
The swell of her stomach hinders MuYan’s movement to dodge, her head suffers under the blow, and the stool breaks into pieces of wood.
“Ha…haha… stinking cousin, think I’ll let you run wild…”
Before she can finish what she’s saying, Chen YuLan suddenly felt a piercing pain at her knee. Immediately after, her body wobbles as she becomes unsteady where she stands; she tumbles down.
The blood on MuYan’s forehead keeps flowing down and begins to mix with Su-shi’s blood, becoming increasingly garish and horrifying.
She doesn’t try to wipe it off and just leaves it as is, but she carefully guards her stomach. Then, she finally turns to Su Jinzhu who remains standing.
“Devil… you’re a devil that wants to kill… help, help!!”
Su Jinzhu yells loudly and proceeds to rush out. MuYan aims the dagger in her hand, hitting the center of the other’s lumbar region.
“Ah-!” Su Jinzhu shrieks as she completely loses sensation below her waist. She goes on falling to ground, her body continuously having spasms.
While supporting her waist, MuYan exerts a lot of effort to drag the three wailing people together as they cry out.
She gently caresses her belly, “Baby, these animals are too noisy, are they bothering you? Don’t worry, Niangqin will shortly make them… unable to be noisy again.” (Niangqin will be used instead of ‘mother’)
As soon as she says that, the dagger flashes coldly, and three tongues neatly fall side by side on the ground.
“What to do next?” MuYan twirls the blood-stained dagger, chuckles, “You all seem to be particularly fond of cutting others’ stomach open. Hehe, actually, I like it too! That being the case, this is the proper behavior based on reciprocity! You’ll open up my stomach to dig out my child; I wonder what I could dig out if I open your bellies? Will I get some black hearts and black intestines?”
T/N: As an Asian, Niangqin has a more pleasant and appropriate feel to me compared to ‘mother’, or ‘mommy’. ‘Mother’ feels too formal while ‘mommy’ has that immature connotation. For new CN novel readers, I’ll try to slowly ease these terms in.
Chapter 4 An Asura descends (Asura- malevolent spirit)
When Su-shi came back to herself, she quickly gets ashamed into anger: “Little slut, what’s with that look. You who have lost all face, you still have the audacity to stare like that. You don’t know anything about shame, at such a young age got careless, and now has a big belly. It’s simply throwing our Su family’s face away!”
After saying that, she raises her hand, intending to slap MuYan’s face.
Just before her hand fell, she was stopped by Su Zhiyong. “Ma, if you can’t bear it, then it will jeopardize the plan. Don’t forget that she’s quite valuable right now. Her worth isn’t just the tens of thousands of gold coins, but it’s also my splendid future prospects. That Daren said, if we deal with today’s matters adequately, he’ll let me enter [Jin Hong Men]!”
Su-shi can only drop her hostility.
Su Zhiyong’s eyes couldn’t help but look over MuYan’s body.
He could see that although the woman has a big belly and swollen feet, she still couldn’t hide that pure radiant, jade-like skin.
Especially when Su-shi and the others tied her up, they did so in a very rough way, causing her clothes to open halfway. It reveals a faintly discernible, delicate collarbone and white, translucent jade skin.
Su Zhiyong gulps; thinking that it is such a pity that this cousin is going to be cut open and left for dead. He can’t help but feel that it’s too bad.
This little tramp that could do something illicit at such a young age, even finding herself with child, must be quite immoral.
He always thought that he would have a chance to have a taste of what this little cousin is selling, but in order to enter Jin Hong Men, he can only give up.
At the side, Chen YuLan observes how Su Zhiyong looks at MuYan with an undisguised, covetous gaze. A burning flame of jealousy immediately flares up in her eyes.
Su Zhiyong gets himself driven out of the room. After that, Chen YuLan faces MuYan and spits ruthlessly, she opens her mouth with spittle, “Little slut, you even dare to seduce your own cousin, you’re shameless!”
“Hmph, sister-in-law, don’t waste words with her. We’re now going to open up her abdomen and dig out the child inside.”
“That’s right, when she has a gaping hole in her stomach, her intestines and viscera spilling out, you’ll see that cousin won’t be able to even directly look at her.”
Su Jinzhu and Su Baozhu giggle as they console Chen YuLan, paying no attention to MuYan’s eyes that are looking at them in disgust. They are so carefree.
On Chen YuLan’s case,
Since MuYan resided in the Su Family, they tormented the girl as much as they could. They were jealous of her too-beautiful features, as well as her outstanding talent in cultivation that is a hundred times better than theirs.
Especially when they discovered that all the men around were focusing all their attention on Jun MuYan, it had made them gnash their teeth in hate.
However, that is already in the past.
Today, Jun MuYan is just the fish under their knives, a lamb for slaughter.
Su-shi laughs in a sinister way and takes a very common dagger out from her waist. She roughly grabs Jun MuYan’s clothes and pulls them open.
Just as her dagger is about to fall,
An unexpected, acute pain burst through in her wrists, as if the bones are crushed and broken.
Su-shi cries out in pain, and then she turns to see the supposedly-bound Jun MuYan, sit upright.
A slender, bloody hand firmly holds her wrist, while she’s still grasping the dagger.
“Ah, Jun MuYan, how did you free yourself from the ropes?”
“Slut, quickly let go of my mother!”
Su Jinzhu is a few steps away when realizes that something is going wrong, she roars and rushes forward.
However, MuYan had already bent Su-shi’s arms to fold back, and amidst the shocked and pained screeching, MuYan ruthlessly thrusts the dagger into her chest.
A splattering sound – blood sprays over MuYan’s face.
However, the person herself reveals a smile of an Asura.
The Enchantress of Medicine, with the Heaven Defying Child, and the Black Belly Father
The Enchantress of Medicine, with the Heaven Defying Child, and the Black Belly Father
Chapter 3: Cutting out the Child
MuYan went cold. In the past life, she only came to consciousness the moment they cut her belly open.
But in this life, she woke up earlier because of the sudden pain in her abdomen.
Hence, she unexpectedly overhears this exchange.
“Remember to cut out her entire womb for me, that unborn child should not have the slightest damage.”
“Daren, please rest assured that we will absolutely make sure to hand over the fresh and living child to you. Hehe, we’ve heard that women could eat a seven-month-old swaddling infant, that it’s the most nutritious…”
The man’s voice suddenly turns severe, “Don’t say what you must not say: the more you know, the sooner you die!”
Great Aunt Su immediately replies with fear and meekness, “Yes, yes, I spoke too much! I lack awareness!”
“Before the third hour of wushi(11am-1pm), deliver the child to our appointed teahouse. I will wait for you at the usual place. Remember, that child must not have any damage!”
Outside the room, Great Aunt Su’s happy and fawning voice slowly drifts away, probably sending the man out.
MuYan immediately came to herself, only to find that she had bitten her own lips open, the fresh blood coats the tip of her tongue. It is fishy but sweet.
She remembers that when her child had been taken away at that time, Great Aunt Su happily placed him in a food container and left.
No one took the slightest interest at her lying in the bed, only waiting for all the blood to drain out of her body.
Just when MuYan was deep in despair, Gong Qianxue appeared.
She saved her, and gave her hope in order to live.
MuYan never expected that the mastermind of all this was Gong Qianxue.
The man must have been sent by Gong Qianxue, otherwise, what are the chances for her to save MuYan?
Thinking of this, MuYan’s eyes rippled with terrifying coldness and decisiveness.
The previous her had been manipulated into blindness, to the point where she treated her enemy as a benefactor.
Since the Heavens had given her a chance to be reborn, she would never allow anyone to harm her child.
Her gaze lands on the swell of her belly, and MuYan’s expression turned incredibly gentle, “Baby, this new life is thanks to you helping mommy, right?”
It is the pain from the baby’s energetic kick that caused her to wake up earlier, giving her the time to gather herself.
“Baby, you can rest assured that in this life, mommy will certainly protect you!”
The bound hands begin to struggle violently, the rough twine rubbing against her delicate skin, making them instantly bloody.
But as if MuYan can’t feel the slightest pain, her struggling becomes more and more intense and resolute.
The first hand breaks free!
The second hand breaks free!
As she is about to get up and untie her feet, the sound of disorderly footsteps could be heard nearing the door.
MuYan’s expression sinks and she hesitates for a moment. She immediately lies back in place and makes herself look as if she’s still bound.
A creaking sound, the door of the room opens.
MuYan looks at the side and finds that in addition to the Great Aunt Su, her two female cousins Su Jinzhu and Su Baozhu; there’s also the male cousin Su Zhiyong and his wife, Chen Yu Lan.
“Ma, this smelly girl woke up!”
Hearing her daughter Su Jinzhu’s, words, Su-shi quickly looks at Jun MuYan on the bed.
She originally thought that Jun MuYan would cry and beg for mercy, but who knew that she would instead see a pair of chilling bright eyes.
“Ah-!” that look in her eyes frightens Su-shi to retreat; she almost falls down to the floor on her ass
The Enchantress of Medicine, with the Heaven Defying Child, and the Black Belly Father
The Enchantress of Medicine, with the Heaven Defying Child, and the Black Belly Father ch1 end
Chapter 2: Rebirth
MuYan opens her eyes as she awakens from unconsciousness, feeling a sudden cramp from her abdomen.
She wants to reach out and grab her stomach, but finds that her hands and feet are bound tightly and she could not move them at all.
Looking around –
She could see a closed, dilapidated room. The furnishings look somewhat familiar.
What is going on?
Wasn’t she thrown into the Dan furnace by Gong Qianxue? The high temperature burnt her flesh, the bone-deep hatred muddled her sanity, and then she lost consciousness?
How is she bound now?
Don’t tell her, Gong Qianxue failed in refining her and is thinking of new ways to torture her?
As she was contemplating, MuYan’s gaze settles on a certain place, her eyes widen and her pupils suddenly shrink.
Heavens!! What is she seeing? ! !
A finely swollen belly!
There was also the ache from that cramp, that came from her belly.
This is…her child? !
The child is still in her belly, and she can still feel the baby’s tenacious vitality.
However, how can this be?
Her unborn child is clearly alive and kicking!
MuYan’s eyes flickers and focuses on the furnishings in the room.
She just felt that this room was familiar, but the moment she thinks about it, isn’t this her dilapidated room back when she was living in the Su Family ten years ago?
Ten years ago, her adoptive father traveled out to train and gain experience. Her adoptive mother, Su YueXiang, sent MuYan to her maiden family, Su Family, despite MuYan’s opposition. The Su Family people ridiculed her; there wasn’t anyone who treated her kindly. When she unexpectedly lost her innocence and became pregnant outside of marriage, those people worsened the way they treat her and placed her in this run-down room.
The scene and setting is also so familiar.
Ten years ago, she was pregnant for seven months, and she lived alone in this broken room. She didn’t have enough to eat, nor did she have warm clothes.
But one day, Great Aunt Su, who had always looked down on her, was uncharacteristically enthusiastic- and with both hands raised, gave her a hot meal .
MuYan at that time was overwhelmed by the favor, and thought that she had finally received sympathy from Great Aunt Su for being well-behaved and obedient.
She never thought that it was just the beginning of her nightmare.
She lost consciousness after she finished eating, only waking up after feeling a sharp pain on her stomach.
Great Aunt Su used the most common of daggers to cut her, a living person’s, belly open: cutting out her womb and the baby inside it.
Her two female cousins, each one pulled the incision even larger from both sides, so that the sister-in-law, Chen Yulan could dig out her living child more conveniently.
These four people were doing such a cruel and bloody act, yet they laughed joyously and looked forward to a bright future. No matter how she tore her own lungs by crying and pleading.
For the next ten years, MuYan never forgot about this maddening and heartbreaking event. Within her dreams at night, the bone-deep hatred lingers in her mind and pervades her heart.
It was then that she had lost her child; it was when she had lost her capacity to be a mother.
But now, how come she’s lying here once again?
Did she experience rebirth? Rebirth to ten years ago? To the moment when her baby was not yet ripped away from her!
Just then, she heard Great Aunt Su’s voice outside the room.
“Daren, are you really going to spend such a large sum of money to buy that slut’s unborn child? If you can’t wait for us to cut out the child, you’ll make good with the deal?”
It was a man’s voice that immediately replies, “This is a deposit. As long as you do everything properly, naturally, you won’t go without benefits.”
The Enchantress of Medicine, with the Heaven Defying Child, and the Black Belly Father ch1 end
Chapter 1: You Ate My Baby!
With the rumbling thunder echoing in her ears, MuYan regains her conciousness.
A burning pain registers to her body, and she was unable to suppress a pained groan.
She slowly opens her eyes, only to find herself lying in a narrow, dark, and enclosed space.
Her nose could detect a faint scent of medicinal fragrance.
MuYan tries to circulate her internal force –
A Precelestial-practitioner should be capable of seeing things even in the dark.
However, a piercing pain suddenly wrecks through her.
It’s as if a scalding energy is tearing through the meridians throughout her body, to the point that they could break down at any time.
MuYan cries in agony, and collapses, cold sweat soaking her body from the intense pain.
What happened exactly?
She remembers that she had just finally reached the Precelestial stage.
Gong Qianxue, her close friend, helped her find a Forged Body Pill in order to assist her to step into the first realm of immortal cultivation – the Forged Body.
Qianxue accompanied her on the Thunder Peak, and after she operated her Internal Force repeatedly, the Nine Heavenly Lighting Tribulation finally struck.
MuYan clearly remembers that she had undergone through the Eighth Heavenly Lightning.
She only needed to pass the Ninth and she would advance into the Forged Body realm.
Afterwards, she felt a sharp pain and lost her conciousness.
Did she fail her tribulation?
MuYan was getting anxious when a glaring light appeared above her.
She squints her eyes, and when she sees the beautiful face that appeared above her, she immediately feels pleasantly surprised: “Qianxue!”
However, Gong Qianxue doesn’t greet her with a smile like usual, but looks at her with disdain instead.
MuYan feels that something is wrong. She looks around and realizes that she is actually in a furnace.
And Gong Qianxue’s face is peaking through the opening of the pill furnace.
“Qianxue, what’s going on? Did I fail my tribulation so you’re trying to treat me?”
Gong Qianxue stares blankly at first, and then she couldn’t help but laugh, “Jun MuYan, are you dumber than a pig? You actually still think that I’m doing this for you.”
“You, what do you mean by this?”
“What do I mean? Hehe, did you think that I gave you a Forged Body Pill in order to assist your tribulation? Idiot, I’ll tell you honestly. Although that Pill can really help you in the Tribulation, it contained poison. When you go through the Nine Heavenly Lightning and begin to forge the soul, the poison will activate.”
“Stop with the jokes.” MuYan struggles to get up, and with hoarse and anxious voice, “Qianxue, I know you like to play tricks on me. You’re lying, right? Didn’t you say that I’m your best friend? ”
“Best friend? A female commoner like you from an inferior country is not qualified!” Gong Qianxue laughs in mockery, “Do you know why I’ve spent a lot of resources and energy – even used my best Mysterious Elixirs just to let you reach the great Precelestial stage? That’s because your body contains a trace of an Immortal Element, and it can only be stimulated after it has experienced Nine Heavenly Lighting. Haha, what you are right now, is the best alchemy ingredient.”
“Alchemy Ingredient?” MuYan’s feels cold all over, and her world collapses in that moment.
Since that misfortune happened, she did not trust anyone in the world.
Except for Gong Qianxue whom she considers as her best friend and family.
For Gong Qianxue, she learned to make Mysterious Draughts and even studied medicine.
For Gong Qianxue, she braved through fire and water, rushed into dangerous territories for her, just because she said that there was something she wanted.
But today, Gong Qianxue tells her that everything was a lie!
She is good to her, just because she wants to use her body to refine an Elixir? !
At this time, a gentle male voice is heard coming from outside the Pill furnace.
“Junior sister, all preparations for the Mysterious Elixir is complete.”
“I’ve troubled senior brother!” Gong Qianxue’s voice immediately turns from a harsh and unkind, into soft and grateful.
Jun MuYan sees from the opening of the Pill furnace, Gong Qianxue is replaced by a young man.
She knows this man!
He is Gong Qianxue’s senior brother at the Heavenly Road Sect, Jian Feng, a genius alchemist.
She watches Jian Feng throwing Pills into the furnace, and looking at her with a mix of ridicule and pity.
“Senior brother, will this alchemic process be the same as ten years ago, like the time we refined the Immortal fetus? The Immortal energy was overly abundant and caused the furnace to explode. I was only able to absorb one ten thousandth (1/10,000) of the Immortal child’s energy.”
“Hehe, junior sister should rest assured. With previous experience, this time will not fail again. What’s more, she is only the mother of the Immortal fetus, and the Immortal energy can’t be compared with her child.”
Listening in on the conversation between the two, MuYan’s bloodshot eyes went wide.
Immortal child, ten years ago, the mother…
No, it can’t be what she thinks it is, the Immortal child that was refined into an Elixir, can’t be her child!
However, there is a voice at the back of her mind crying out and telling her —
It was her child; it was her child that Gong Qianxue turned into an Immortal Elixir!
“Gong Qianxue -!!” MuYan violently struggles within the Pill furnace, like she lost her mind, she madly tries to get out, “Gong Qianxue, where did you get the Immortal child from?!”
Gong Qianxue’s vicious eyes sweeps over Jun MuYan’s absolutely stunning face, and the hatred in her heart is almost overflowing.
She does not understand how Jun MuYan, a commoner woman from an inferior country, could give birth to an Immortal child .
The Immortal fetus was so powerful that it was evident that the child’s father was an unparalleled existence.
How is Jun MuYan qualified?!
However, it doesn’t matter!
In any case, that Immortal child had already been absorbed by her. Now even Jun MuYan herself will also become her stepping stone.
Gong Qianxue reveals a malicious smile, a whisper comes to MuYan’s ears: “The Immortal child, of course, was ripped out from your belly ten years ago! Haha, that seven-month-old fetus, when it was taken out of you, it was still alive! When he was thrown into the alchemy furnace, he still cried out, like he was calling for his mother!”
MuYan listens like she’s in a trance; as if she could hear the child’s piercing cries.
A heart-wrenching, bone-melting pain in her bosom spread through her meridians into every part of her body.
Her child, the child she thought was killed by her relatives, was actually murdered by Gong Qianxue!
Then a bone-deep madness from hatred burst forth: “Gong Qianxue! Gong Qianxue!! I’m going to kill you! I’m going to cut you into pieces!!”
“After I turn you into an elixir, after I consume it, I will be able to achieve the Immortal Soul that rarely occurs in ten thousand years! You want to kill me? In your next life! Hahahaha!”
The top of the Pill furnace is covered, and the Dan fire under the furnace is lit.
Gong Qianxue looks at Jian Feng expectantly. “Senior brother, I’m counting on you!”
“Rest assured, junior sister.” Deep affection flashes through Jian Feng’s eyes. “I will definitely let you get what you want.”
Suddenly, a ‘bang’ is heard within the alchemy furnace.
Gong Qianxue cries out, and feels a terrible pain all over her body, as she is slammed away.
Vaguely, she could hear MuYan madly and mournfully screaming: “Gong Qianxue, even if I turn into a ghost, I will never let you get away with this!!”
There is a burst of flames, and the entire alchemy room shakes violently, and collapses completely.
The Enchantress of Medicine, with the Heaven Defying Child, and the Black Belly Father ch1 end
[The seven-year-old fool]
After that hand, Yun Ting Rou realized that her greatest pride had disappeared.
Only this child’s sickly body is present.
Just a slight movement and the hands are now sore.
Her body had become so weak.
“Miss, let’s get into the house.”
The aunt carefully watched Yun Ting Rou’s face and saw her without an expression. She gently ushered her.
There was a pampered voice that called out from behind, followed by a whooshing sound in the air.
Yun Ting Rou was immediately on alert.
She’s being called ‘little fool’.
She wanted to make her body dodge but it was immobile, unlike her original body.
It lacks the basic ability to get out of the way!
Between the sudden flash and the rocks, Yun Ting Rou suddenly found that her waist was bound by a soft material.
With a ‘whoosh’, her thin body was hoisted up in the air, like the autumn leaves that fall gently to the ground.
Yun Ting Rou became dizzy and her limbs were sore!
“Third Miss, please, please spare my lady!”
The green-clad Dong-er rushed over and stood in front of the girl in purple, “Third Miss, I beg you, please don’t whip my lady, please!”
Dong-er desperately kowtowed until her forehead became red, turning into an angry red color.
Yun Ting Rou raised her eyes, the drama opens with the usual appears of characters: the elder sister, the younger sister.
Yun Family’s third Miss – Yun QingWan, this vessel’s enemy.
The Third Miss has irritable temper, is unreasonably conceited, and angry at every turn. Within the manor, from the bottom up, nobody likes this arrogant Third Miss.
She could walk sideways in the compound; it could be because of her crab brother. Then, she has a family.
What’s more detestable is that she would beat this body’s original owner for three days, once every five days.
The physical scarring is mostly from this third miss.
“Cheap pig, for my miss to see your miss, it is her honor. Go away.”
A maid beside Yun Qing Wan, with a sharp face and equally sharp mouth, said as she sends a kick to Dong-er.
“Ah–!” Dong-er cried and clutched her chest.
Coughed out, wheezed in.
Yun Ting Rou’s eye flickered; this is her personal maid – Dong-er.
A servant that grew up with Yun Ting Rou.
In this Prime Minister’s Residence, Dong-er is the only one who is truly good to her, and had always followed her.
By following her, Dong-er had been subjected to countless abuse, suffered through many beatings.
The memories suddenly come flooding.
She slowly balled her fists. Today’s hatred must be avenged.
“Get up and stop pretending to be dead, this lady did not let you die, so you’re not allowed”
Yun QingWan’s cold voice fell, the whip in her hands flew to Yun Ting Rou’s direction.
Yun TingRou narrowed her eyes, it doesn’t matter that her body is incapable; her keen instincts are still intact.
Her body was not fast enough and delayed, but like a shrimp, it dodged sideways.
The red whip struck an old tree, surprising a crow to have it fly away.
“Little fool, you dare dodge. See–!”
The flamboyantly dressed-up Yun Third Miss said, her grating tone making Yun Ting Rou frown.
The words haven’t been fully said yet, but she was cut off by a feeling of something hitting her forehead.
Along the small pear-shaped face, something slowly trickled down.
On the third Miss’s delicate, white, and noble forehead – green sticky liquid was dripping there.
Firstly, it suits her.
Yun QingWan sniffed, she then dabbed her finger on it and placed it in front of her eyes.
Yun QingWan turned pale, then a small handkerchief wiped on the miss’s forehead.
“Third Miss, let this slave wipe you”
Her personal maid Xing Rao immediately rushed forward, noticing the green liquid, she didn’t dare to look at it directly.
“Quick, bring that stupid bird to this miss, I want to crush it.”
Yun Qing Wan pushed Xing Rao away, while forgetting about Yun Ting Rou.
The scene immediately became chaotic, busy, and disorganized.
Yun Ting Rou smiled coldly, a frosty luster flashed through her eyes.
Stupid bird, this third Miss, what comes out of her mouth is really vulgar.
Taking a quick glance, Yun Ting Rou took advantage of the moment while everyone was disorganized.
She picks up a stone near her foot.
Estimate the number of opponents, calculate the next action.
How to make Yun QingWan fall down the pond behind her.
OK, very good, distance confirmed.
Yun Ting Rou flicked her wrist, for such a small movement, her hands and fingers exerted a lot of effort.
An exquisite arc had the stone neatly hit the foot of a maid.
The maid twisted her foot.
Afterwards, the maid stumbled forward uncontrollably and hit an older maid.
The old maid could only scream loudly, a sound that could hurt the eardrums.
Her full body weight landed on Xing Rao.
Yun Ting Rou lifted her eyes – 5,4,3,2,1~ .
There will be a good show.
Xing Rao’s nice butt crashed into Yun QingWan, having her fall into the pond.
There were a lot of splashes, it was fun to watch.
All the maids became silent in a moment.
When they regained their senses, they looked at the fish pond and the Third Miss that struggled like a duck.
This time, the third Miss’s cries became increasingly angry: “Ah!”
She kept struggling in the pond, and her mouth swallowed a lot of water from it.
The impure water made the third Miss scrunch up her face and lose her bearing.
She doesn’t sound like the young lady of a big family, when even the small villagers can’t match her.
“Hurry, hurry up, hurry up and go down to save miss.”
Xing Rao was pale, her body was limp on the ground.
What has she done? How could she have pushed Third Miss into the pond?
Yun Ting Rou slowly stood to the side, carefully examining her body.
When she moved her sleeves, she could see large and small whip marks.
Green and blue, some places even have marks from a knife, it looks frightening at a glance.
Her fingers slowly caressed the skin.
It’s no wonder why even moving would hurt, this body had accumulated too many injuries.
Yun Ting Rou narrowed her eyes to the side, now she has occupied this body.
Then she must live well.
Soon, the third miss was rescued but how could she be as arrogant as before?
The whole person was trembling from the freezing temperature; her lips were dark and appeared bloodless.
An unpleasant smell emanates from her body.
The kind that can’t be washed out for many days and nights.
The maids that tried to approach were forced back by the appalling smell.
Madam Yun, who had received the news, came briskly, a foot just stepping into the yard.
She halted abruptly, seeing the messy situation and the filthy scene.
Let this previously-concubine, Madam Yun handle it.
Her shoes are of the latest design from San Bao Zhai, newly popular in the capital.
On her body is a rose-colored silk garment that the imperial consort had just rewarded. This would be the first time she would wear it.
Even the face powder is made from extremely expensive aromatic components.
This way, won’t she dirty her shoes, mess up her dress, and ruin her fragrance?
“Still not doing anything, hurry and get some water and some petals.”
The old servant with Madam Yun saw her stop and quickly understood.
She immediately instructed the people to get some things ready
From afar, Yun Ting Rou’s mouth twitched at the corners.
This Madam Yun is really quite something.
Her own daughter almost died and she still had to make a fuss.
She waited for the water to arrive and clean the path, as well as spread the fragrance of petals.
Madam Yun stepped forward gingerly, with only three inches of her expensive shoes on the ground, and went straight to the side of the semi-conscious Third Miss.
1. Chapter 1 The Ruthless Assassin
In life, I will protect you forever!
In death, I will accompany you to the underworld!
For the greatest love, I shall transcend time and space, just to meet you.
2014. Northern Muzhi Mountain Peak
On the edge of the cliff, YunTing Rou was dressed in white. Her whole body exudes a weak breath, as if to blend in with the night.
“You, who sits as the king of assassins, who would have thought that you will perish this way.”
She turned to look back at the woman in red who was five meters away.
Lips hooked up, voice ethereal and indistinct.
“I, Chi You, where am I less than you? On strength, on courage, on experience, on means – I’m better than you. Why is it that in the eyes of the organization, in the eyes of those assassins, I can’t match you? But now, you will die with my hands.”
Chi You’s eyes reddened, holding a XLED07 Aurora silencer gun, her body slightly trembling.
This is from excitement.
There was no change in YunTing Rou’s face, her whole body emanates indifference
A soul-stirring beauty.
“Your character is not as good as mine.”
The expression on Yun Ting Rou’s eyes was slightly tight, and her voice carried a desolate tone.
She and Chi You are both orphans, adopted by the organization at the same time, they grew up together. From the D-class task to the S+ task, they have been the best of partners.
And the only one she considers family.
But now, this affection was trampled all over by Chi You.
She, not as good as the king of the killer.
The white dress fluttered against the wind, and the dark hair danced madly with it. It was beautiful.
“Chi, you’ve said enough nonsense. Kill her, then you can get what you want.”
A lean figure with alluring lips, and charming electric eyes, appeared in front of Yun Ting Rou.
Ranked Third in the organization.
The man who used to pursue her.
She watched the two of them share a passionate kiss.
Chi You snuggled in the arms of Jue Sha, her beautifully sculpted face looked mad with laughter at the moment: “Jue, you don’t feel bad watching your favorite woman die in front of your eyes”
“Baby,you’ve always been the only one in my heart. This woman was just for passing the time whenever it’s boring.”
Jue Sha’s tender words did not set off any waves or ripples in Yun Ting Rou’s eyes.
She slightly shook her head: “Chi You, you’re not seeing the real person”
Jue Sha’s outward demeanor is very elegant, a talented man, but his heart is very dark. He would do anything to achieve personal gain.
She had seen it with her own eyes, Jue Sha had killed his adoptive father and mother, their bodies minced into paste, just because of a disagreement with the foster mother.
Chi You’s pupils shrank, and as she stared at Yun Ting Rou’s indifferent face, hate blossomed in her heart.
She turned a deaf ear to Yun Ting Rou.
“Ha ha ha ha — Yun Ting Rou, you also have a day like this. Your man now belongs to me, the position of being the top assassin now also belongs to me, and you, you go to hell.”
Pulling the trigger of the gun in her hand, several bullets shot towards Yun Ting Rou’s heart.
Yun Ting Rou closed her eyes and jumped off backwards, dropping down to the bottom of the cliff.
“Ha ha ha ha ha, you’re finally dead, you’re finally dead.”
Chi You moved two steps forward and laughed out loud.
Suddenly, she stiffened. She slowly turned her head down and stared at the sharp dagger protruding out of her chest. The blood that was pouring out looked extremely bright.
Her mouth moved and let out a terrible whimper.
Jue Sha embraced her from behind, his actions gentle like handling a priceless treasure. He slightly bowed his head and whispered in her ear: “Thank you.”
Thank you for removing Yun Ting Rou for me.
Thank you for letting me become the king of assassins.
Chi You’s eyes were wide and Yun Ting Rou’s last words echoed in her ears.
Chi You, you’re not seeing the real person.
“You…you…” Even with both hands, Chi You wasn’t able to tug Jue Sha’s sleeves as her eyes lost their light.
Jue Sha smiled coldly, and with a merciless shove with his hands, pushed Chi You forward towards the end of the cliff.
When her body was approaching the edge, a ghostly smile appeared on her face, her whole body had a sudden burst of power, and she clutched Jue Sha’s hand.
In a moment, and iron chains bound the two as she leaned backwards.
Jue Sha’s cries were devoured by the bottomless fall.
Time and space obscured, and the soul returned to another world.
Qingchuan Continent, the warm sunlight scattered in the air.
A bright light streams across the sky.
Yun Residence, in a courtyard in the northwest corner.
A little girl, about seven years of age, lies under a peach tree.
Shua! Her eyes opened.
Yun Ting Rou took in her surroundings.
Surrounded by red walls and green tiles, the courtyard is full of flowers – flowers of various colors are in full bloom, the clusters of blossoms are beautiful.
Yun Ting Rou turned her eyes and her sight was blocked by something.
Alarms immediately blared within her mind.
“Miss, you’re awake!”
The voice from her mouth was overcast, and there were no undulations. She spoke quickly, if a bit breathless, a woman of about fifty years old.
Yun Ting Rou’s brain was like a machine, it took her three seconds to analyze the person.
But she didn’t speak.
She lowered her lashes to cover the surprise in her eyes.
She should be dead.
Thinking of this, Yun Ting Rou felt pain in her head.
A lot of memories and information flashed through her mind.
It was as if the scenes were covered in mist, a package of confusion.
Her heart thumped,
These memories don’t belong to her, it belongs to a seven-year-old girl.
The continent where she lives is called Qingchuan continent.
The country where she is now is called Fengguo.
This is the owner of the body, is the Fourth Miss of Fenngou’s Prime Minister – Yun Ting Rou.
The only legitimate daughter of the residence.
The prime minister’s wife died after giving birth to her.
Even with her noble birth, she is the joke of Fenggou, famous in the capital as the “Foolish Fourth Miss.”
A thorn in the Prime Minister’s heart.
Since Yun Ting Rou’s mother was the Great General’s only daughter, the military general was quite protective of the third generation. Without exaggeration, if the great general stomps, the whole of Fenggou will tremble.
Although YunTing Rou lives in the residence, it’s no better than the life of the pigs and dogs.
However, in the eyes of others, it is a beautiful scenery.
This is naturally Shen Yiniang’s doing.
She is the legitimate daughter of the minister but her allowance does not reflect that.
Even if Shen Yiniang is in charge, the identity of Yun Ting Rou’s body should have been able to suppress her.
Shen Yiniang used her position, while taking care of her public face, to bully Yun Ting Rou in secret. Even the brothers and sisters also bully her like a dog.
Her seven-year-old body was incredibly malnourished.
Her withered frame was nothing but skin and bones.
She wrinkled her brows.
The 21st century ghostly assassin Yun Ting Rou – has crossed worlds.
“Miss, what’s wrong? Don’t you feel cold?”
The aunt was unsettled so she reached out and touched Yun Ting Rou’s forehead. She could not help but exclaim: “Oh, too cold, Dong-er, Dong-er.”
“Here, aunt, what’s wrong?”
Dong-er, a small maidservant in a green dress, immediately ran out from the inner house.
“The lady might have a high fever. Boil some hot water and prepare a bowl of ginger soup.”
“Yes yes, this slave will.”
Yun Ting Rou looked at the two without saying a word, until her aunt moved to pick her up.
Her right hand subconsciously gripped the aunt’s hand, pressing her fingers harder than expected until a ‘kacha’ sound was heard.
“Miss, what’s the matter!”
The aunt was puzzled at the strange reactions from her Miss.
Why did she hold her hand and pinch it?
YunTing Rou calmly retracted her hand, and a hint of darkness flashed in her eyes.
The habit from a 20-year career in assassination.
She is accustomed to being alone, anyone who approaches will inadvertently trigger her true nature.