Chapter 59: Single-minded Desire
Muyan looks towards their frenetic and fearful appearance, her eyes sweeping through the young women crying and moaning on the ground. The corners of her mouth curve up into a chilling smirk.
Be it the past or the present life, the behavior of these animals truly hasn’t changed one bit!
Don’t they enjoy abusing others and letting them experience the loss of all hope, until they are tormented to death?
She will certainly accomplish their intent today.
The slender, crystalline fingers languidly move along the strings, accompanied by the terrified howling of grief. Tian Mo Qin’s honeyed zither melody is a sound that could move one’s heart. Just like its master, it doesn’t care for anything else but to enjoy this feast of massacre.
Muyan is so immersed in killing at that moment – she didn’t notice that from the void, there’s a pair of red-hot eyes fixating on her. There’s an unprecedented, single-minded desire manifesting within those eyes.
Throughout his life, he had always been disgusted with women and rebuffed them.
But at the first sight of this woman, his heart throbbed uncontrollably, his blood turned scalding hot.
As if this woman was born for him.
His originally hollow and desolate life suddenly became full because of the appearance of this woman.
Jun Muyan –
It could be said that at first sight, he merely felt his heart move, yearning to obtain.
Now, looking at the rain of pink petals, the enchanting smile of the young woman who slaughters by playing the zither… his heart is baptized by the fire of desire, essentially igniting uncontrollably and irrepressibly.
Even the indifferent and unresponsive body has a certain part that is rampaging. He wants to possess this woman, wants to firmly hold her in his arms and impulsively plunder.
“Jun Muyan, you are destined to be mine!” a dark and husky voice streams out of thin lips, those pair of dark eyes sink deeper into the abyss.
Within the most luxurious residence in the inner parts of Jin Hong Men.
Ge Changming leans back on the office chair. He’s holding the information that he just received, frowning slightly.
“Is something the matter, Deputy Master?” waiting at the side, Hall Owner Ren couldn’t help but ask after seeing the change in Ge Changming’s expression.
With slightly knitted brows, Ge Changming says: “We’ve lost contact with all the units that were sent to look for that Heaven Stage kid.”
“How could that be?” the Hall Owner exclaims, “Even if he’s Heaven stage, he’s nothing but a four or five year old child. There is a peak Heaven stage expert among the people we’ve sent, not to mention the several peak Earth stage practitioners!”
Ge Changming irritably rumples the information and asks in a low voice: “How is the master’s injury?”
Ge Changmin is the master of Jin Hong Men only in name. The real master is in fact Gong Qianxue.
Gong Qianxue controls everyone in Jin Hong Men, including Ge Changmin, by the use of mysterious drugs.
Therefore, Ge Changming and the others are afraid of Gong Qianxue’s severe punishments if they handle their work incompetently.
Hall Owner Ren shakes his head, a glimmer of fear flashing through his eyes. “Because the Master has already signed a contract with the sacred beast, she will suffer a backlash once the vitality of the sacred beast egg disappears. This is also the reason why the Master urgently searched for the little rabbit… however, just as the orders were sent, the backlash had already begun. The injuries that the Master sustained were not light. She is currently in the Heavenly Road Sect to recuperate.”
They think of the anger and punishment that they will be suffer if Gong Qianxue returns and they still haven’t found the child.
The faces of Ge Changming and Hall Owner Ren become unsightly.
The Hall Owner optimistically says, “Perhaps the Master won’t be too angry? After all, we tried our best!”
“Hehe, won’t be angry?” Ge Changming reveals a sardonic smile.
Chapter 58: An Immortal from the Ninth Heaven
“Hahaha… Liu brother, you wouldn’t know! There are a several girls here that came from well-off families! They were like chaste and upright women when they were first caught. Before they were given Xiao Yan Powder, they still haven’t changed into the cheap appearance they show now.”
Saying that, from his feet, the killer grabs a girl’s chin up. With spittle and the smell of alcohol, he arrogantly says, “Dog bitch, why don’t you say it too?”
Tears of desperation trickle down the girls face, but to her shame, she couldn’t suppress a lascivious moan from spilling out her mouth.
At that moment, there’s suddenly something fluttering down from the sky.
Pink, petal-like things fall to the ground, and on the killers’ faces and bodies.
“What’s going on? Is it raining?”
“That’s not it. These are more like… petals?”
“But there aren’t any flowering trees around this yard, where would the petals fall from?”
Everyone is astonished. Unexpectedly, a melodious, pleasant sound of a zither could be heard from the distant horizon.
The thrumming and tinkling of the gentle notes are like pearls and jades falling on an ice tray, like the murmur of water running though mountains and rivers.
As the sound of the zither gets nearer, the music also becomes more moving.
From the high mountains and flowing streams, it slowly becomes a soft and euphonious language.
The killers of Jin Hong Men all exhibit expressions of intoxication, pairs of bleary eyes turn to the direction that the sound is coming from.
The “petals” are flowing abound, falling faster and in more volume, almost covering every part the killers’ bodies.
All of a sudden, from what they could see from the gaps in the petals, there’s a figure descending from the roof like falling snow.
The breeze blows through the pure white clothing, setting off the translucent jade complexion of the young woman. Those exquisite features stunning all the killers below.
Someone slightly gapes his mouth, not noticing the flowing drool as it patters down.
Another one pushes away the girl he’s unrestrainedly violating, lowly muttering, “Beauty, I want this beauty…”
When the young woman in white finally lands on the ground, her hair is slightly wind-tossed; amidst the petals wafting through the air, a small limpid smile is embellished on her lips.
Like an enchanting Immortal from above the Ninth Heaven that had strayed into the mundane world.
Someone gulps their spit down, eyes turning red.
Another one is already unable to stop himself from unsteadily walking over, lecherous swine hands stretching towards the girl’s delicate face.
The girl in white’s smile deepens further; jade fingers are like white scallions as they lightly pluck on the zither strings.
Boom – a single sound, the killer who is closest to the girl in white, like exploding fireworks, instantaneously blossoms into a dazzling red, spiking out and falling down
This unexpected development immediately snaps the killers back into wakefulness.
One of them can’t help but scream, “Who are you, dare to…”
The strings move, boom. Another sound, another man’s body explodes. It was the one who spoke. As with the previous man, no flesh is left intact. His entire body had turned into a mangled corpse within a blink of an eye.
“Who- who are you?!”
“Why… how did she kill?!”
“It’s the petals, the petals that have stuck to our bodies are from a special mysterious plant. So quickly, get rid of them!”
On the square, the killers of Jin Hong Men go wild, screaming and swatting away the petals that had fallen on them.
It was just moments ago that they felt that the petals were so beautiful, now they think how they are overwhelmingly dreadful.
And this beautiful girl in white is worse than a fiend, making them lose courage and tremble from the chill!
Chapter 57: To Cut the Weeds and Eliminate the Roots
After listening to Muyan’s words, Lou Beiyu suddenly sobers up from his surprise and excitement. “Master, you… you’re leaving?”
Muyan nods, there is a tranquility in her eyes like clouds floating along a gentle breeze, “In these lands under the heavens, there is no such thing as an everlasting banquet.*”
“But you, you’ve killed people of Jin Hong Men for me. Their influence is very large within Chi Yan Country and Jing Cheng Country. If people from Jin Hong Men encounter you, they will certainly take revenge. Master, don’t you come to the Chi Yan Royal Palace with me? I will definitely protect you.”
Muyan chuckles, “Who said that I killed them for you?”
Lou Beiyu stares blankly.
He hears the pleasant voice continue, “With or without you, I won’t let off a person from Jin Hong Men. Well then, idiot disciple, until next time. Xiao Bao, let’s go!”
Xiao Bao obediently stretches up his soft and fair little hand, allowing Muyan to hold on to it.
Lou Beiyu is astonished, and the pair of mother and child doesn’t bother with him anymore, they just drift away.
Not waiting for Lou Beiyu to voice any questions, their figures have completely disappeared out the door.
Xiao Bao raises his head to look at Muyan. At this moment, he could sense that his mother looks odd somehow.
Although that beautiful face is still adorned with a charming and indolent smile, those peach eyes contain a dense, biting chill.
“Niangqin, where are we going?” Xiao Bao can’t help but ask.
Muyan bows her head and smiles sweetly at her son, “Niangqin is going to… cut the weeds and eliminate the roots.”
As the night falls, darkness shrouds the sky.
There was an originally unregulated outlying area located between the borders of Chi Yan Country and Jin Cheng Country. Since seven or eight years ago, a teahouse called “Kuai Hou Grove” was built there.
For a teahouse, the area occupied by the establishment is incredibly large. There are food, drinks and beautiful women inside. Everything one needs to gamble and while the time away could be found here. This has attracted a lot of martial practitioners to rush here, stop over and spend.
However, who would have thought that this place with all the colors of spring, like a money squandering establishment, is actually the headquarters of Jin Hong Men – the first assassin organization in Chi Yan Country.
“Kuai Hou Grove” is divided into two, inner and outer, layers. The outer layer is the area where guests partake in merrymaking, and the inner layer is the place where the people of Jin Hong Men spend their time to vent after they have completed their missions.
At this time, on a yard with the sky as the curtains and the ground as the floor, dozens of bare-chested men have gathered, making lewd and lustful laughter.
In front of them, there are about a dozen beautiful women that have been drugged. There is confusion in their eyes as they tear the clothes on their own body.
“So uncomfortable… give me the drug…hurry and give me the drug…” A girl cries out in pain, her clothes are torn and tattered, but her eyes are filled with pain and despair.
The killers of Jin Hong Men laugh more complacently, more savagely, “Do you want the drug? Then hurry up and obediently kneel on the ground to lick your uncles’ feet, hahaha…”
The young women are a hundred times unwilling, but the onslaught of the drug to their bodies gives them so much agony that they want to die.
Translucent tears fall from their eyes but they can only sink down to their knees. Like a dog, crawling over to lick the feet of the killers, as they are shamed and humiliated by these bastards.
The killers laugh even louder.
This is the favorite pastime of the people from Jin Hong Men. They capture and bring in innocent women, get them addicted to the Xiao Yao Powder that would make them abandon their nature, and become like dogs to be toyed with.
These young women absolutely hate this, but when the effects of the drug flares up, they experience an agony worse than death that these women would have no choice but to lower their heads.
Chapter 56: Tested on Chicken Legs
“Good disciple. Since you have this kind of mentality, then it truly can’t be any better. Just as I, your Master, was worrying about where to practice my hand.”
Hearing his words, Muyan’s face finally reveals a pleased expression. Her brilliant smile makes her look even more devastatingly beautiful, it could befuddle other people.
But looking at her little face, Lou Beiyu doesn’t know why a cold chill is making him shiver.
An ominous feeling rises in his heart.
In reality, The “Tian Du Vagary Powder” in Lou Beiyu is not difficult to solve. Muyan doesn’t need the Shen Musician’s skills for it.
She only needs the skills from her old medical expertise, and within a few months, she could slowly remove the toxins from Lou Beiyu’s dantian.
It’s just that the process will be quite long and painful.
The troublesome part is Lou Beiyu’s severed hamstrings.
In the Shen Musician’s inheritance memory, there are indeed skills that will enable her to reconnect tendons, the godly ability to regenerate flesh and bones.
The requirements needed in order to perform it are very demanding though. It also needs the use of Spiritual Energy to play the Tian Mo Qin.
Muyan only has the Internal Force in her body. She’s not familiar with what Spiritual Energy is, let alone how to use it.
However, Muyan found some relevant information in Baili Liuyin’s notes that aren’t recorded in the Shen Musician’s memory inheritance.
From the 21st century where Bali Liuyin used to live, that strange space-time employs an outrageous medical practice.
Lou Beiyu lies on the bed, his heart filled with apprehension. He looks towards Muyan.
Only to see her fiddling with weirdly shaped cutting tools (found in the space), and completely engrossed in reading a book.
Lou Beiyu can’t stop himself from asking, “Master, what are you looking at?”
“Hm… looking at the operation procedure.”
“What… what operation procedure?” Lou Beiyu goes pale; the ominous premonition intensifies.
Muyan looks up, a bright and happy smile on her little face, “I haven’t done surgery before, so I’m not very familiar with the correct procedure. That’s why I want to consolidate the steps before the surgery begins! Don’t you worry though, because I’ve just tested it on chicken legs. There shouldn’t be any problems… yea.”
Consolidate the steps before the surgery begins?! Just tested it on chicken legs?!
Lou Beiyu’s vision goes dark, he says with agitation, “M-m-master! Your apprentice is a person, not a chicken! You shouldn’t be too hasty, disciple’s legs are…
Xiao Bao pummels down with a fist and Lou Beiyu is immediately silenced.
His tiny expressionless face is lifted up as he spits out two words, “Too noisy!”
Muyan smilingly nods, her eyes are filled with praise, “Xiao Bao did the right thing, niangqin could now do without the anesthesia for him.”
After saying that, she kisses her baby son’s face.
Xiao Bao’s eyes are slightly arched up, the deep blue pupils are as beautiful as the luster of the sky.
One hour later, Lou Beiyu wakes up from a shooting pain on his legs.
He first cries out in pain, especially whenever he wants to move his feet. His whole body flounders in bed from the ache.
Soon however, the suffering on his face is replaced with euphoria, “Master, my feet, I could feel my feet.”
Does this mean that he… he will no longer be a cripple?
Muyan washes her hands and gathers the surgical tools back into the space. She then smiles and says: “I have already informed the city master of Yulan, a person from Chi Yan Country will pick you up later. I have already prepared three months’ worth of medicine for your poison, you should remember to take the required daily dosage…”
Chapter 55: This Pair of Mother and Child
Muyan arcs a brow at that statement. She rolls up the notes on her hand and raps it on her other palm. With a smile that isn’t a smile: “Oh, so you actually don’t need me to restore your cultivation and reconnect your leg tendons? I studied it so much in vain then. Very well, since you don’t want the treatment, I’ll send you…”
“Wait, wait!!” Lou Beiyu snaps his eyes wide open, incredulously saying, “Master, what did you just say?”
Muyan chuckles, “I didn’t say anything!”
“Did too, Master! You said! You said that you can restore my cultivation, and reconnect my leg tendons, didn’t you?!” Lou Beiyu struggles to sit up on the bed, his voice rising almost to shriek from excitement.
He was originally hopeless, so dropping an already-broken jar is all the same to him.
But now that he could see hope in his desperation, how could he possibly remain calm.
As Muyan is about to reply, the room’s door is pushed open.
Xiao Bao’s small, stubby figure walks in. The handsome little face is icy and expressionless.
He is carrying a food box that is larger than half his size, but he seems to be completely unencumbered and oblivious of its weight. He easily brings himself to Muyan’s side, looking up: “Niangqin, eat.”
“Mn, Xiao Bao is so good!” Muyan bends down and kisses her son’s cheek.
The food are all taken out from the container, and arranged on the table.
Xiao Bao conscientiously sits beside Muyan along the dining table, he picks a dish that Muyan likes, and with all seriousness he says, “Niangqin, eat slowly!”
Even Lou Beiyu, who is experiencing intense hope and expectation, anxiety and apprehension… couldn’t help but get dumbstruck after seeing this scene.
Hey! Hold on, aren’t you two confusing your roles of mother and child?
Shouldn’t Muyan be the one attending to Xiao Bao’s daily diet, prepare his meals, and feed him his favorite dishes?
But why is it that their roles are completely swapped right now?
Xiao Bao, this four-year-old child, is meticulously taking care of Master, so thoughtful and considerate. What is this supposed to be?
“Mas… Master, little senior, you…” Lou Beiyu gulps down and opens his parched mouth.
As Muyan eats heartily, she says, “Xiao Bao, your brother hasn’t eaten yet. Give him some too.”
Xiao Bao expressionlessly and carelessly scoops a bowl of rice. He puts it in front of Lou Beiyu.
He doesn’t even say anything like “eat it”, only leaving Lou Beiyu with a view of his proud and noble backside.
After returning to his position, he presents a plate of beef before Muyan, his cold childish voice saying: “Niangqin, eat more!”
“Aw, Xiao Bao should also eat more!” Muyan beams at her son.
Lou Beiyu just chokes, unable to say anything. Master, little senior, isn’t this such a huge difference in treatment?
“Master, is it true, when you said that you can cure me?”
Muyan is having her after-meal tea, cuddling her soft and sweet-smelling son. She just says in a contended tone, “What? You don’t believe me?”
“No no no, believe, I believe! I believe everything Master says!”
Muyan sets her cup down, speaking again, “There is a problem, however.”
“What… what problem?” Lou Beiyu’s heart surges up once more.
“The process may be a bit painful!”
Lou Beiyu lets go of the arm he uses prop himself up, flopping on the bed, “Master, please don’t tease me anymore. I’m not afraid of death, why would I be afraid of pain!”
“Good disciple. Since you have this kind of mentality, then it truly can’t be any better. Just as I, your Master, was worrying about where to practice my hand.”
Chapter 54: Propose Marriage?!
Uncontrollably shaking, Elder Chang crawls up from the ground and furiously glares at Han Ye, “You said Jun Shang is open! Wanting a woman?!”
Han Ye: When did I say something like that that aaaah?!
Everyone who heard the commotion starts coming over. As they gathered, they see the pink-clothed young lady passed out on the ground, cutting a sorry figure. One after another, they all eventually expressed schadenfreude.
“Jun Shang is still so heartless and unfeeling; his heart is made of stone!”
“Yeah, Han Ye, you just want deceive us by saying that Jun Shang was passionate towards the woman of destiny. It’s enough of a stretch for Jun Shang to not directly kill the fated woman!”
In the midst of this discussion, a tall silhouette slowly emerges out of the chamber.
“Hail Jun Shang!” The people respectfully fall to their knees.
The man doesn’t acknowledge their presence as he just walks past them and heads towards the “Qian Kun Mirror”.
Han Ye feels his chest thumping, “Jun Shang, a-are you going to the lower bound?”
“Nn.” was the cold response to him.
Elder Chang couldn’t help but ask: “Jun Shang what are you going to do?” Why go to the Yanwu Continent again?
The man partly turns, indifferently giving everyone a sidelong glance. Then he says two words in a freezing tone, “Propose marriage!”
Boom boom boom-!
This is the sound that runs through the crowd.
Han Ye hurriedly goes to follow after the man. He turns back to look at Elder Chang and his companions, his mouth lifts up into a taunting smile.
You group of stupid mortals! Your father* tells you but you won’t believe!
*Slang. Not a literal father, but more like addressing oneself arrogantly.
Believe it now, right! Jun Shang is going to propose marriage…
Wait… hold on! Propose marriage?!
Jun Shang is going to ask for the hand of the destined woman?!!
The dim candle flame flickers in the dark.
Illuminated by the candlelight, there is graceful silhouette looking down and thumbing through something.
The long black hair cascades down from the top of her head. It is juxtaposed by the snow white skin, revealed every time the breeze gently sways the locks. Long lashes and light-colored lips, creating a timeless painting of serenity and beauty.
Lou Beiyu wakes up from the intense pain wracking his body. He opens his blurry eyes and beholds a surreal sight that takes his breath away.
Memories from before he lost consciousness slowly come to his mind; the feelings of oppression, suffocation, bitterness, and despair encroach unto his heart.
He remembers Gong Qian Teng and Jin Hong Men killing off his subordinates one by one. He remembers getting hanged and given a poison that will slowly impair his cultivation, he remembers his severed tendons…
And at last, he hears the sweet sound of a zither and familiar silken voice.
Lou Beiyu’s eyes redden, his lips move to call out in a hoarse voice, “Master!”
He never imagined that in his most desperate hour, the one who would come to save him would be the Master that he had just randomly recognized.
Muyan hears his voice and closes Baili Liuyin’s notebook. She turns and walks over.
“How are you feeling right now?” The woman’s voice is clear and gentle, with a soothing calmness.
It allows Lou Beiyu’s initially disconsolate heart slowly settle down and gain composure.
At first, he planned that he would think of ways to properly repay his Master once he returns to Chi Yan Country. But now, he has turned into a cripple and the only thing he can do, is not be a burden to Master.
“I’m… well.” he says in a croaking voice, and continues with a forced smile, “My cultivation as well as both legs… are crippled. At least, I still have this life. Master, thank you for saving my life. Afterwards, you can simply hand me to a guard in the city… they will deliver me back to the palace…”
Chapter 53: To Help Jun Shang
A look of interest shows in Muyan’s eyes. She takes back the sword and crosses her arms over her chest, looking at the old man expectantly.
The yellow-clothed man clenches his teeth and raises his sword towards Gong Qian Teng.
“Ou…oouu!!!!!” Gong Qian Teng desperately wants to retreat, but his body can’t move at all.
Finally, the sword on the old man’s hand whizzes and thrusts Gong Qian Teng’s heart.
He didn’t stop there, as he only used a few breaths to kill all of Gong Qian Teng’s guards and servants.
He wipes off the blood that splashed on his face. The old man slightly bows and deferentially says: “With this, is the girl convinced of my sincerity? Can the girl believe me that if you cooperate with our Jin Hong Men, you will surely get unexpected benefits?”
Muyan slowly walks over to Xiao Bao and touches his small head. She faintly smiles, “You’ve proven yourself worthy to be a person from Jin Hong Men, you can even so efficiently kill the brother of your sect’s master.”
“What?!” The man in yellow has his complexion change greatly.
Just as he is about to say something, he’s suddenly facing a longsword that’s flying towards him.
His eyes grow wider, wanting to dodge. But this sword that contains powerful mysterious energy, strikes towards him as fast as a bolt of lightning. It leaves him no room to dodge.
There’s a spluttering sound as the sword pierces through his neck, and the blade is firmly embedded there.
At the time of his death, the old man’s eyes are opened wide, unable to make sense of what just happened.
Muyan takes the Tian Mo Qin and the unconscious Lou Beiyu inside the space. She picks Xiao Bao up and drifts away, their figures slowly fading into the thick fog.
There is only an indistinct echo in this bloodied landscape, a melodious voice of a woman accompanied by the rustling of leaves.
“Cooperation with Jin Hong Men?”
“Heh… what good will the cooperation bring if Jin Hong Men will soon disappear from this world?”
Above the Ninth Heaven, Xiuxian Continent.
Han Ye has suffered hardships these past few days, because his few companions don’t believe him after he shared with everyone what he had seen back in Yanwu Continent.
“Elder Chang!” Han Ye turns around and sees that an elderly man and a beautiful young lady in pink are wordlessly standing behind him. He immediately becomes astonished, “Why- why have you come?”
Elder Chang ignores him, and leads the girl in pink to walk towards Jun Shang’s quarters.
“Wait, wait, Elder Chang. What do you want to do? Don’t you know that Jun Shang’s place prohibits women from entering?”
Elder Chang sends him a quick glance: “You said that Jun Shang wants to experience a woman. Since he wants a woman, I naturally have to help Jun Shang. How can we let Jun Shang be repressed?”
Saying so, he doesn’t wait for Han Ye’s response, as he takes the bashful girl and leads her in through the door.
Han Ye’s breathing becomes messy: When did I say that Jun Shang wants to have a woman a!
Jun Shang just kissed her in the mouth, not even holding her hands. How did it become ‘experiencing a woman’ aaaah!
However, the doors are already closing before his eyes.
Han Ye gulps and thinks to himself, is Jun Shang really open to experience now?
Just at this time, there’s a sudden bang.
The whole gigantic door breaks apart, and comes falling down.
Elder Chang and the girl in pink are kicked out along with the broken door.
Moments ago when she entered, the slim and graceful lady in pink was just beautifully dressed up. Now, her whole body is charred, battered and haggard.
Jun Shang’s bone-deep cold voice is heard from within the now-wide entrance, “Chang Ying, I didn’t think that you’re tired of living!”
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