EMHS – ch326

Chapter 326: Ben Jun only lacks you
    Many of the herbs in this medicine field are rare draught ingredients that would require at least ten years to grow.
    But at this time, quite a few batches could already be harvested.
    That’s because every time Muyan plays the Tian Mo Qin, she utilizes the [Luxuriant Growth] skill.
    Then the entire courtyard would go through the four seasons, and all the vegetation would grow madly.
    And as Muyan’s skills get better, the number of seasonal cycles would also increase – at first it was one, then it became two, three, four…
    Di Ming Jue had already known that this woman that he loves isn’t ordinary.
    Neither are the Shen Musicians.
    He could see with his own eyes the turning and passing of spring, summer, autumn, and winter within the courtyard. His pupils slightly contract.
    It would appear that the legendary Shen Musician, his Muyan, is even more exceptional than he ever imagined.
    But also… more dangerous.
    “Not an iota of what’s happening in this courtyard could be known to outsiders.” Di Ming Jue lowers his voice and coldly instructs Han Ye.
    Hastening the growth of living things with only the sound of the zither, even making the Dark Clouds Spirit Flower bloom. If such news were to be released outside, he’s afraid that the sky and the earth of the entire Yanwu Continent would turn upside down.
    No! Not just the Yanwu Continent, even the Xiuzhen Continent would…
    And at that time, he probably wouldn’t be able to keep hiding Muyan’s identity as a Shen Musician.
    Han Ye quickly comes back to himself and gives a prompt bow, saying: “Rest assured, Master. The guards watching the perimeter are all reliable agents, and the rest are not allowed to come near the medicine field. There would absolutely be no one else that would know of Miss Muyan’s peculiarity.”
    ……
    The music slowly comes to an end, as Muyan opens her eyes to the Dark Clouds Spirit Flowers’ frighteningly bright glow.
    Normally, she would take several hours a day to play [Luxuriant Growth] until she’s about to collapse, then she would need to use [Echo Recovery] to slowly recuperate.
    But today, as she was playing, the tip of her nose was filled with the fragrance of the Spirit Flower.
    This fragrance seems to have a spiritual nature, as it makes its way straight into her lungs, burrowing into her meridians and Qi Sea.
    All of her tiredness has been drained out and swept away by this fragrance, once again filling her dried-up Internal Force.
    Moreover, Muyan is certain that it’s not just her illusion.
    Her bottleneck really has loosened from being exposed to this scent.
    Although it’s only by a little bit.
    She can’t help but come nearer to the Dark Clouds Spirit Flowers, reaching out to gently touch the pure, sparkling and translucent petals.
    The petals softly quiver under her fingertips, and the fragrance of the flowers becomes stronger and stronger, like they’re responding to her.
    Muyan’s fondness for this flower just grows.
    “Di Ming Jue…” she goes on to face the man that’s standing not far from her, “These Dark Clouds Spirit Flowers, can you give one to me?”
    She has cultivated a total of four flowers.
    Even if Di Ming Jue needs them, he also shouldn’t need as many as four, right?
    Di Ming Jue takes a step closer: “You want the Dark Clouds Spirit Flower?”
    Muyan nods again and again.
    “What would you give in exchange?”
    This point stumps Muyan – after all, she can’t even imagine what Di Ming Jue’s origin is, so he probably wouldn’t pay attention to ordinary draughts or treasures.
    She says with hesitation: “I… can pay with money?”
    “Ben Jun doesn’t lack money.”
    “What don’t you have?” Muyan wrinkles her nose, thinking to herself that no matter what he lacks, she would find a way to help this man go and get it.
    Di Ming Jue slowly bends down, and he whispers into her ear: “Ben Jun only lacks you.”
    Muyan: “…!!” he still can’t talk properly.
   Taking a deep breath, “Jun Shang-daren can really crack a joke.”
    “Ben Jun never jokes.” Di Ming Jue coldly replies.
    Then with a wave of his sleeves, “These flowers are very important to me, so don’t think about it. When it has completely bloomed tomorrow, don’t forget to collect the flowers for Ben Jun.”
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EMHS – ch325

 
Chapter 325: Receive payment
 
    The melodious sound of the zither reverberates through the air, but the not-so-distant Dark Clouds Spirit Flower is still as unresponsive as before.
 
    Although Muyan has been mentally prepared, she still regretfully stops guiding Di Ming Jue’s movements on playing the instrument.
 
    Seeing the side of his face, Di Ming Jue looks like wants to continue, and Muyan speaks rare placating words, “Don’t mind it, this isn’t your fault. My qin is somewhat special. Except for me and Xiao Bao, it’s useless when other people play it. And maybe this isn’t the right method, so I’ll have to think of another…”
 
    Muyan still hasn’t finished saying her words.
 
    Di Ming Jue narrows his eyes in displeasure, and the fingers that were originally resting over the zither strings suddenly pluck on the strings.
 
    “Thrum!”
 
    In a split second, air seems to take a more solid form around the Tian Mo Qin, and blast out.
 
    A gust of wind seems to rush over the medicine field like a gigantic tide.
 
    Countless herbs are thoroughly and violently shaking, some even breaking.
 
    And those four blue flowers buds that were originally incipient, after the sound of the zither, very small cracks gradually burst open at a speed visible to the naked eye.
 
    A rich, cool fragrance fills the air of the entire courtyard.
 
    Muyan instinctively takes in a deep breath.
 
    Her body and mind feel incredibly light and carefree.
 
    She even has the image of the shackles of her Qi Sea, her bottleneck, somewhat loosening a bit.
 
    This method really is effective!
 
    To urge its development, the flowering stage requires an energy of a higher rank than Mysterious Energy, and that’s Spiritual Energy.
 
    And like Xiao Bao, Di Ming Jue doesn’t need to be recognized as Lord to be able to play the Tian Mo Qin.
 
    Wait!
 
    Muyan suddenly comes back to herself, she has a bad expression as she looks at Di Ming Jue, “You didn’t need to play a song on the zither at all, and you can operate the qin sounds to make the Dark Clouds Spirit Flower bloom?”
 
    Di Ming Jue takes a step closer to her, lowering his voice as he says: “Yes!”
 
    “You were just toying with me?” Muyan grits her teeth.
 
    “No.” Di Ming Jue denies and he bends down, lightly pecking on her lips, “Collecting payment!”
 
    Muyan: “…”
 
    She is left speechless about this man who is becoming more and more shameless in his actions, becoming more and more thick-faced.
 
    At the sidelines, Han Ye and Ying Mei are stunned by just looking.
 
    Is this their Jun Shang – the one who’s cold, aloof, and unapproachable?
 
    And why do they feel like their hearts are clogged, really wanting to turn around and leave: after all, what remains unseen is deemed to be clean.
 
    If Han Ye had read Baili Liuyin’s notes, he would’ve known that there’s a phrase “feeding dog food”!
 
  •    (edited) single person forced to watch a couple being intimate.
 
    As long as Jun Shang is with Miss Muyan, he would keep feeding on dog food.
 
    Especially how life would be without meaning otherwise!
 
    However, thinking that Ying Mei, as he’s secretly in love with Miss Jun, is more broken-hearted than he is:
 
    Han Ye feels like his own gloominess is like a fleeting cloud, and he must pull Little Shadow away from the wrong road.
 
    ……
 
    That layer of barrier around each of the flower buds has been broken, and the flowers have completely bloomed, along with Muyan’s mood.
 
    The sounds of the zither starts to play, pleasant and much better-sounding than the one a few moments ago.
 
    Muyan is sitting cross-legged on the ground, her white clothes and black hair flutter softly in the the breeze.
 
    She has a very small smile, and her fingers are sparkling and translucent as they strum on the strings. Glimmering eyes seem to ripple under the sun, stirring people’s hearts.
 
    Di Ming Jue’s eyes are unblinkingly focused on the young woman, the blaze in his eyes are repressed, hidden – but it seems like it could start a prairie fire at any moment, no longer could it be controlled, nor endured.
 
    As the sound of the zither wanders out, formless energy spreads out and envelopes the entire courtyard.    
 
    And the herbs that have been struck down, broken and in chaos from Di Ming Jue’s zither sound attack – they all frantically grow with great vitality once more.
 
 

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Chapter 324: Personal guidance
    But whenever they see this man’s handsome countenance, that imposing and aloof manner, it would still make their hearts pound, wanting to jump out of their mouths.
    Muyan sees that this pair of young girls look like they won’t keep talking anymore, and she can’t help but be somewhat disappointed.
    “I want to ask for your help.” she straightens her train of thought, and speaks out her purpose in coming.
    Di Ming Jue’s heart skips a beat.
    This is the first time that Muyan has taken the initiative to ask him for help.
    However, he still has an indifferent look on his face, and he only says a word, “Fine!”
    Muyan stares blankly, “You won’t even ask what I want you to help with?”
    Di Ming Jue ‘humph’s, sending a dissatisfied glare to the other, “Don’t tell me that in your eyes, Ben Jun isn’t capable of helping you with your little request?”
    Muyan: “…”
    Jun Shang-daren, aren’t you focusing on the wrong point?
    ……
    Watching as Di Ming Jue places his slender hands over the Tian Mo Qin, Muyan can’t help but feel anxious inside.
    Would the Tian Mo Qin really acknowledge someone apart from her and Xiao Bao?
    Not only that, would Di Ming Jue be able to discover the peculiarity of the Tian Mo Qin?
    On the Yanwu Continent, an ordinary musician’s zither could also be made out of special spiritual materials.
    Similar to the weapons in the other practitioners’ hands, they could generate and react to Internal Force.
    But how could those zithers be mentioned in the same breath as the Tian Mo Qin?
    She watches as Di Ming Jue curls his fingers like he’s about to play.
    All of a sudden, his movements stop, and he turns to look at Muyan, “Ben Jun knows nothing of Musicology. Come and teach me yourself.”
    Ah–?
    Muyan stares, ‘knows nothing of Musicology’?
    But it’s just prodding the strings and operating Spiritual Power – it absolutely doesn’t require any knowledge on the study of music!
    But she makes contact with Di Ming Jue’s stubborn pair of eyes.
    Muyan ends up compromising.
    Who made her ask for Di Ming Jue’s help!
    Five, slender, fair-as-jade fingers press down on the back of Di Ming Jue’s hand.
    Muyan’s fingertips involuntarily tremble a bit.
    The man’s hands are very beautiful.
    Long and graceful, fair and clear, the joints are distinct – like carved jade, a piece of art.
    Muyan’s beautiful small hands seem to be covered by the luster of gems, and when they’re placed over his, she could clearly perceive the difference between a man and a woman.
    Muyan doesn’t blush when she teases Di Ming Jue on a normal day.
    But now, as she’s looking at these two pairs of hands overlapping, she only feels her pulse speed up, and her ears redden.
    Unfortunately, at this time, Di Ming Jue turns his head to the side, and slowly exhales by her ear, “Still not starting?”
    The man’s steamy breath assaults her senses.
    Muyan’s fingers tremble once again, sliding in the space between Di Ming Jue’s fingers. The pair’s hands are so closely intertwined, they almost seem to have become a ten-fingered one.
    She quickly gathers her thoughts, takes a deep breath, and gently plucks on the zither strings with Di Ming Jue’s fingers.
    The sound of the zither starts to play, quite messy, somewhat choked.
    You can’t say that it’s pleasant.
    Yet the man and the woman nestling against each other are so beautiful under the sunshine.
    Like they were born to be together.
    At the side, Ying Mei looks at this scene and feels somewhat shy, blushing as she turns her head away. There’s a joyful smile in her eyes.
    It’s truly very good that her Master, that has been alone for such a long time, could find his beloved.
    The person that her Master has been looking for is indeed Miss Jun, it’s truly great.
    Just coming in from outside the courtyard, Han Ye sees this scene but he doesn’t see Ying Mei’s expression.
    Thus, he automatically interprets that on the sight of Jun Shang and Miss Muyan being intimate, Ying Mei sadly turns his head away, not wanting to take another look.
    Han Ye clenches his fists tighter, getting more and more determined.
    Tonight, he will take Little Shadow to go and see the world!
    He absolutely cannot allow Little Shadow to fall deeper and deeper for Miss Jun.

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Chapter 323: Ghost City’s Shi Xianzi
  • xianzi = Fairy title
 
    Muyan quickly pulls Ying Mei over, taking the other’s hand and teaching her how to strum the strings.
 
    She’s making the other’s hand move on the strings, as well as operate her Spiritual power.
 
    Then the sound of the zither starts playing, but the Tian Mo Qin doesn’t rouse from it, and the Dark Clouds Spirit Flower doesn’t even react in the slightest.
 
    Ying Mei lowers her head in shame, “Miss Jun, I’m sorry that I can’t help.”
 
    It’s not really because she can’t use Spiritual Power in Yanwu Continent – a little bit of it could still be utilized.
 
    But this Tian Mo Qin in front of her, it doesn’t seem like something that can be played by just anyone.
 
    When Muyan plays it, a unique energy would flow out of the Tian Mo Qin.
 
    But when Ying Mei strums it, it wouldn’t have any reaction, it would be just like a lifeless object.
 
    Muyan has also considered this point–
 
    Apart from her and Xiao Bao, it seems that this Tian Mo Qin would only be a mundane broken zither in the hands of others.
 
    It simply won’t exhibit any of its might.
 
    “But…” YIng Mei suddenly speaks with some hesitation, “Miss Jun, maybe you can try asking Jun Shang about this.”
 
    “At the Xiuxian Continent, Jun Shang can operate any and all Spiritual Devices, even if he isn’t the recognized Lord of the device.”
 
    “He seems to have some kind of natural affinity with them.”
 
    ……
 
    As Muyan proceeds to Di Ming Jue’s room to look for him, Ying Mei’s words still echoes in Muyan’s mind.
 
some kind of natural affinity with those Spiritual Devices
 
    This description reminds her of Xiao Bao.
 
    Her baby also has some kind of natural affinity with those Spiritual Devices, Magical Weapons, and Strange Beasts.
 
    That’s the reason why, no matter which deep mountains and forest they go into, no matter which secret area – he could immediately sense the location of the most precious herbs and go there.
 
    Di Ming Jue actually has this kind of gift as well.
 
    Uh… if that’s the case, he should be qualified to teach Xiao Bao.
 
    While Muyan is thinking of her baby’s awesomeness with immense pride, she suddenly hears the voices of two maids.
 
    There are maids in this courtyard, as well as guards.
 
    But normally, they only do some cleaning and guardwork.
 
    They can’t casually enter inside the house, not even Ying Mei or Han Ye’s rooms.
 
    Han Ye is the one who cleans Di Ming Jue’s room.
 
    And Ying Mei is responsible for Muyan’s chambers.
 
    “Did you hear? That Shi Xianzi is going to come here?”
 
    “Shi Xianzi? Which Shi Xianzi? Ah… it can’t be the Ghost City’s…”
 
    “Except for her, who else is qualified to be called Shi Xianzi? You know, our Master personally invited her to come.”
 
    “Ah! I thought the only person that Master personally invited over is that Enchantress Miss Jun.”
 
    “The Enchantress of Medicine is naturally very amazing as well, but if you want to mention her on equal terms with Shi Xianzi, I’m afraid she would still fall short…”
 
    “Ghost City’s Shi Xianzi? That Shi Xianzi?”
 
    Di Ming Jue invited her to come over?
 
    Muyan’s footsteps stop in front of Di Ming Jue’s door, and she unconsciously eavesdrops on the pair’s conversation.
 
    About this Shi Xianzi, a name comes up inside her brain, and she wants to confirm.
 
    But, before those two maids could say anything more-
 
    The door slams open.
 
    Di Ming Jue’s handsome face appears in front of her, eyes unblinkingly staring at her for a moment, “Why are you standing outside?”
 
    He was eagerly waiting inside, pacing back and forth, and waiting for Muyan to take the initiative to push the door and go into his room.
 
    But as it happened, this woman just stood outside, not coming in.
 
    Di Ming Jue really can’t wait, and he can only push the door open himself.
 
    When the pair of maids see Di Ming Jue come out, they immediately fall to their knees, their faces blushing.
 
    Even though they’re aware how mysterious this Master is, how eminent and unattainable-
 
    They are only sent here to clean, and they cannot have any improper thoughts-

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Chapter 322: The most reliable method
    Han Ye is simply about to blow his top because of this kid, “Jun Shang is making you guard Miss Jun, but not for you to… to…”
    Steal what you’re supposed to protect!
    Say, you brat, you didn’t take a fancy on just any woman, you actually looked upon your master’s woman!
    That’s not simple stupidity, that’s practically stupidity that will court disaster!!
    Ying Mei waits for a while, just waiting when the other will get to the main point. She can’t help but frown.
    “What do you want to say in the end?” she brushes the creases on her clothes.
    The blush on her face has also been swept away by the cold early morning air, “If you have nothing else to say, can’t you hurry up and leave?”
    “You… you’re telling me to leave?”
    “Naturally.” Ying Mei shoots him an even more disdainful look, “So noisy, what’s to be done if you disturb Miss Jun’s sleep?”
    Stab–!
    Han Ye feels like, after his little heart has been struck by lightning, it has even been ruthlessly pierced by an arrow.
    Ying Mei, you scoundrel, paying more attention to a lover than your friend!
    Han Ye turns to leave, but just as he has taken two steps away, he turns his head back around in suspicion, “Why aren’t you leaving?”
    “I must protect Miss Jun.” Ying Mei stares back with a calm face, “I’ll naturally stay.”
    Stab–!
    The second arrow pierces straight into his heart.
    Han Ye’s footing is unstable and faltering as he leaves, his back is unspeakably desolate.
    After he comes back to his room, he tosses and turns restlessly on his bed.
    It’s only when the sky has brightened, does he abruptly sit up. His eyes are shining.
    “Yes! That’s right! That kid, Ying Mei, it must’ve been far too long that he hasn’t been with woman, that’s why he would be captivated by Miss Jun.”
    “But how can I get someone better than Miss Jun for Ying Mei, when she’s Jun Shang’s woman?”
    “So, the most reliable method is to take Little Shadow to see more women. As long as he gets to experience other women, he would know that Miss Jun isn’t… well-! Even if Miss Jun is the best, he still mustn’t have any ideas about her…”
     “There are plenty more fish in the sea… surely, as long as Little Shadow goes to that Xiao Hun Ku*, he would surely forget about Miss Jun… hehehe!”
  • brothel
    ===
    In the next few days, the Dark Clouds Spirit Flower grows more and more.
    Muyan is also getting more and more anxious with each passing day.
    It should be known that it has been five whole days that she hasn’t seen her baby.
    However, on the fifth day that the Dark Clouds Spirit Flower is developing, a little problem arises.
    On this day, it’s estimated that the Spirit Flower should start blooming.
    However, the flower buds have come out, but they’re slow on opening.
    When Muyan plays the Tian Mo Qin, she could even feel the powerful strength bubbling within the buds.
    However, the outer layer of the flower buds seem to covered by a barrier.
    She can’t break through it by simply relying on playing the zither and the [Luxuriant Growth] skill.
    Muyan doesn’t know what that layer of obstruction is, and what she should do to overcome it. For a while, her heart is incomparably irritable.
    It must be known that the life cycle of the Dark Clouds Spirit Flower is only seven days.
    Every day, it has to grow another stage.
    Otherwise, if it stops today and the flowers don’t start blooming, these five Spirit Flowers will all wither.
    In the end, what can she do to break the barrier surrounding the buds?
    Ying Mei, who is standing beside Muyan, sees that the other has a worried frown. Though she has never been fond of talking, she can’t help but say: “Miss Jun, is there anything that I can do to help?”
    Muyan turns to look at her, thinking deeply for a moment. Suddenly, a flash of insight comes over Muyan.
    The Dark Clouds Spirit Flower didn’t really originate from the Yanwu Continent. It came from the Xiuzhen Continent.
    The Yanwu Continent only has Internal Force, and no Spiritual Energy.
    Maybe, the Spirit Flower’s inability to bloom has something to do with the fact that she’s using Mysterious Energy to play the Tian Mo Qin?
    “Ying Mei, help me out!”

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Chapter 321: A man and a woman, together in the depth of the night
    It’s only when Muyan comes over and drapes a coat over her body, does Ying abruptly come back to her senses.
    Soon after, Ying Mei snaps her eyes wide open.
    That’s because she discovers that on her chest, the pain that has been consistently tormenting her,
    It has mostly disappeared at this moment.
    She has never felt her breathing be so smooth and unhindered ever since her illness has set several years ago.
    Ying Mei abruptly sits up, not even bothering to fix up the clothes that aren’t covering her body, and she gives three heavy kowtows to Muyan.
    She opens her mouth, wanting to say something, but her voice seems to be stuck to her throat.
    No matter how much she speaks of gratitude, it will be pale and lacking in the face of such favor and grace.
    She only recognizes that from here on out, her life no longer belongs to Jun Shang alone, but also to Miss Muyan.
    On the other hand, Muyan only smiles like a soft breeze and a light cloud, “Only a tenth of your treatment has been completed. Later, you have to receive my qin treatment every few days. Additionally, I will give you some special draughts, if you apply it to your chest before going to bed every night…”
    Ying Mei’s eyes are filled with gratitude, not only would Muyan treat her illness, she’s even giving her draughts to alleviate the pain on her chest.
    Who would’ve expected that in the next sentence, she would hear Muyan speak in a teasing tone of voice: “These draughts can restore the perfect shape of your jade bunnies. Their form is obviously so beautiful and seductive, forcibly making them as flat as tablets, it’s indeed a brutally great waste of natural resources… don’t worry, the draught for recovery that I’m giving you would guarantee that even without pushing them up, they will still have a shape that will make all the women in the world envy.”
    Ying Mei is practically scrambling in her escape, rushing out of Muyan’s door even though she has yet to neatly put on her clothes.
    As soon as she gets out, she runs into Han Ye in her haste.
    “Ying Mei, have you heard of the scream just now? It seems to have come from Miss Jun’s…”
    Han Ye’s voice comes to a grinding halt. He looks at the improperly-dressed Ying Mei like he’s looking at a ghost, then he looks at Jun Muyan who’s only wearing night clothes inside her room.
    “Y-y-you… you two…”
    Very late at night, a man and a woman together, their clothes in disorder…
    Ying Mei slams Muyan’s door close. She tidies up her clothes and lets out a long sigh.
    Fortunately, she still had clothes wrapped around her when she was hurriedly running out.
    Otherwise, she probably would’ve exposed herself in front of Han Ye by now.
    “I say, little Shadow*, don’t you want to keep your life!?” Han Ye suddenly raises his voice.
  • Ying = shadow
    Ying Mei buttons up her coat and shoots him a cold glare.
    Her eyes are filled with contempt, like they’re saying ‘you’re too noisy’.
    Han Ye takes in a deep breath, repeating a mantra in his head a hundred times: don’t bicker with this smelly boy.
    He can only say through gritted teeth: “Don’t you know who Miss Jun is? She is our Jun Shang’s destined woman, the future Mistress of our Polar Domain. Your brain is broken, even letting in whatever wind that would make you dare to… dare to…”
    Han Ye can’t say the next words.
    He feels that by simply thinking of the scene from just a moment ago, his little heart is going to get scorched by lightning.
    The image of a jealous Jun Shang-daren seems to appear before his eyes – taking this smelly boy in front of him, then flaying, wringing and frying him to a crisp.
    Grabbing Ying Mei’s collar, Han Ye takes another deep breath and rambles: “In any case, if you still want your little life, distance yourself a little farther away from Miss Jun. Or else, if this is discovered by Jun Shang… you’re dead!”
    Ying Mei raises her brows, the expression on her face saying ‘are you an idiot?’.
    “It was Jun Shang who told me to guard Miss Jun.”
    Protect Jun Muyan, and at the same time, prevent her from running away.
    Of course, right now, Ying Mei only wants to protect Miss Jun properly.

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Chapter 320: Un… Undress
    Upon hearing these words, Ying Mei no longer has any doubts, and she kneels down on the floor with a ‘thump’.
    “Miss Jun!”
    She bites her lips, wanting to speak out and make an appeal, to ask help for herself. However, her natural coldness and stubbornness is making her incapable of opening her mouth.
    The next moment, a fragrant breeze brushes over Ying Mei.
    Muyan’s form appears in front of her.
    Slender lily-white hands help her up from the ground, and casually pats off the dust from her knees.
    “Want me to treat your illness?” Muyan laughingly asks her.
    Ying Mei clenches her teeth once again, ultimately making a firm resolution. She bends both of her knees, and kneels once more, “Asking Miss Jun to help me. If there’s anything you want me to do in the future, no matter what it is, go through water and tread on fire – Ying Mei will not hesitate to do so.”
    As things stand, she knows just by looking at Jun Shang attitude:
    Miss Jun will inevitably be the Queen Mother of the Polar Domain in the future, and would also be the object of her vows of loyalty and devotion.
    She ought to go through water and tread on fire for the girl in front of her, and not hesitate to do so.
    But Muyan lets out a low laugh, “Hm, even if I make you give your heart to me, you still wouldn’t refuse?”
    Hearing that, Ying Mei’s cheeks burst into red, “Miss Jun, you… you’re fully aware of this subordinate’s identity, please don’t play jokes.”
    Muyan sees how the other is itching to find a hole to burrow into.
    And she can’t help but laugh more cheerfully.
    But in the end, her conscience discovers that she could no longer take liberties with this cold, dumpling-skinned ‘young man’.
    She pulls Ying Mei inside to sit down by the bed.
    The Tian Mo Qin appears in Muyan’s hands. She then says: “Take off all your bindings and clothes. I have to give your body an examination first.”
    “Take… take off my clothes?” the blush has just receded off of Ying Mei’s face, when it comes back to the surface once again, along with her stuttering words, “Take… take them all off?”
    Muyan doesn’t tease her this time, lightly plucking the zither strings instead. Faintly: “In a doctor’s eyes, there’s no difference between men and women, there is only a body that is healthy or ill. The blockage in your dantian is very severe. It would be impossible to completely examine it by just taking your pulse, so I need to use the sound of the qin to activate the acupuncture points inside your body, and perceive the extent of the blockage in your dantian.”
    Under the candlelight, the girl’s gorgeous countenance is dyed with irresistible majesty.
    Making Ying Mei unconsciously do as she’s told.
    In her daze, Ying Mei even has the impression that she’s facing Jun Shang.
    That’s because Jun Shang is the only one who doesn’t need to display his pressure and momentum, but could still make people submit willingly, make them unable to disobey.
    One after another, Ying Mei takes off all the pieces of clothing on her body, even the bindings around her chest.
    The girl’s excellent figure is presented before Muyan.
    But on that fair body, she could see that the chest part has a dark-green color.
    It appears particularly ghastly when put in contrast with the snow-white skin surrounding it.
    Muyan knits her brows.
    Looking at the eyes of the woman in front of her, Muyan feel a trace of pity.
    Such a small girl has bound her own feminine characteristics everyday for a decade.
    What kind of pain and suffering does she have endure each day?
    The sound of the zither slowly starts to play, from murmuring softly in whispers, developing into a mellow stream, then into the raging waves of a stormy sea.
    Ying Mei’s expression also changes from its initial shy indifference, slowly turning pained.
    Fine beads of sweat roll down from her forehead.
    A fiery flush appears on her fair skin.
    That slender body trembles more and more violently under the light from the candles.
    Finally, as the sound of the zither spikes up, and rushes into a crescendo-
    Ying Mei suddenly lets out a scream that pierces through the night sky.
    She crumbles to the floor, gasping in big mouthfuls of of air.
    After the qin music reaches its climax, it peters out, until it thoroughly fades away.
    Ying Mei has a completely dazed expression.