Chapter 488: The Lady’s decree
“Miss–!!” at this, Ru Yan and the others really go into a panic, “Miss, we won’t dissuade you from going anymore! But you must take us along with you!”
Nevertheless, Muyan’s stance is decisive, directly ushering the people to go out.
But just as she shuts the door and turns around, she is gathered into an embrace.
A man’s familiar breath assaults her senses.
“Can Ben Jun come along with Muyan?”
Muyan tilts her head up and casts him a sidelong glance, “Can I stop you?”
This time, Di Ming Jue doesn’t take take advantage of the situation to flirt.
Instead, he stares deeply at her, unhurriedly saying: “When you have any desire that you wish to accomplish, Ben Jun can help you reach it.”
“If you have anyone you want to kill, Ben Jun can help you kill.”
“Anything, whatever you want, even the moon in the heavens, Ben Jun will pluck it down for you.”
“But there’s only one thing that I’ll never allow.”
Di Ming Jue hooks her chin, urging her to slowly tilt her head up, “Muyan, you have to make sure that you will not allow yourself to be harmed, and never ever disappear from my life.”
Muyan dazedly stares at the blue eyes that are closing in, and she feels as if her very soul is being sucked inside.
The man’s resolute and decisive voice is just like a vow, like spell that lingers in her ears.
It makes her heart fall a little deeper, unable get herself out.
It’s only a good while later that she comes back to her senses, then a faint smile rises up at the corners of her lips.
“Di Ming Jue, this is my grudge. Of course I have to exact it myself, no one else is allowed to intervene, not even you. Understand?”
The man stares deeply at her, then he lowers his head and indulgently kisses her upturned jade nose.
“If my Lady decrees it, Ben Jun wouldn’t dare”
Scoundrel, who is your Lady!
Can you stop getting more proficient!
Ghost Wind Valley, located at the common border of Huang Yao and Jing Cheng.
It isn’t a part of Huang Yao, nor does it belong to Jing Cheng.
In the strictest sense, it doesn’t even belong to the Ghost City.
For this area is incomparably sinister, frightening, but also mysterious.
In the past, only the highest ranked Ghost Kings were able to enter and exit this place safely.
However, even though the Ghost Wind Valley is such a dreadful place-
The doctors and apothecaries who have come to treat the Ghost Lord’s illness are still too many to count.
The reason, is that the reward which the Ghost City offers is something that makes everyone, those who study medicine and refine drugs, absolutely unable to refuse.
–The Secret Method of Condensing Pills!
Thinking of this reward, Muyan couldn’t help quirking her lips up into a cynical arc.
While writing this invitation down, Shi Lanling was thinking that even if she knows it’s a trap, Muyan will definitely jump in still.
Perhaps it’s precisely because of this reward?
Shi Lanling probably thinks that she still couldn’t do alchemy.
And she wants to obtain the Secret Method of Pill Condensation no matter what.
As Muyan arrives at the entrance of the Ghost Wind Valley, it’s right when an old man with grizzled hair and beard is taking out his invitation card, letting the Valley’s guard check it.
Looking over from the entrance, there’s a dense fog within the Ghost Wind Valley.
At a closer distance, one could even sense wisps and strands of bone-chillingly frigid wind.
As soon as Muyan nears the entrance, she feels a vigilant gaze come over.
But she only sees that old man looking up and down, sizing up Muyan’s party of four. Soon after, he shows a suspicious look, “You guys are also doctors that are invited to consult the Ghost Lord’s illness?”
Although he posed it as a question, he couldn’t hide the disdain in his eyes.
Indeed, the four of them – Muyan, Di Ming Jue, Han Ye and Ying Mei – none of them fits the image of a doctor.
From head to foot, Di Ming Jue has converged his breath, making people unconsciously overlook his existence.
Han Ye and Ying Mei also appear to be just ordinary, good-looking, young men.
Not to mention Muyan.
Chapter 487: Jun Shang, your integrity
It’s only after a long time that he slowly speaks: “Since this is… a matter that my Lady wants to look after, Ben Jun will naturally come along. Moreover, Ghost City was founded by my Polar Domain, and it is therefore of my concern. How can I disregard it?”
That said, he turns to Han Ye, “Since you don’t want anything to do with it, there’s no use for you to stay here. It’s better for you to go to Di Yuan’s Purgatory Pool and receive punishment!”
Han Ye’s eyes immediately go wide, simply unable to believe his own ears.
Goddammit, ‘he’ doesn’t want to do anything with it?!
Isn’t it that, as an Immortal of the upper bound, Jun Shang must not participate in mortal affairs?
When he was talking just a moment ago, wasn’t Jun Shang giving tacit approval?
Why is it that Miss Muyan only said a line about wanting to meddle, and you immediately change your mind!
Even selling out Han Ye so thoroughly.
Jun Shang, what about your integrity?!
More importantly, who exactly did he provoke and anger ah! Why is he always the one that gets harmed!
The state of affairs in the Ghost City is very strange.
A Ghost King clearly died, but the entire Wangjiang Ghost City is still operating normally.
It’s as if they’re not affected at all.
Even the herbs that Muyan wanted, as well as the gold coins from selling the special grade draughts – all of them were delivered in a very timely fashion.
What concerns Muyan more is that-
Magistrate Qin, and the others who stood on her side to defend Muyan that day on the Ghost City, there’s no trace of them these days.
She went to ask that white-bearded Magistrate Liu, but he only said that they’ve been sent somewhere to carry out some tasks.
There’s another matter that even more intractable.
Han Ye and the others couldn’t contact the Ghost Lord, neither could they find any traces of him.
Just when Muyan is contemplating how she should start destroying Gong Qianxue’s annex of the Ghost City, she receives a letter of invitation.
“Ghost Wind Valley?” hearing this name, a dramatic change comes over the faces of Ru Yan and Old Tao.
Even Yan Haotian and Feng Haitang are showing worried expressions.
“Miss, you absolutely mustn’t go to the Ghost Wind Valley!” Ru Yan exclaims, “Even though Old Tao and I have never been to that place, we do know that it is a forbidden area of the Ghost City. Aside the Ghost City’s higher ups, when other people go in there, absolutely none of them come out alive.”
Feng Haitang adds: “I’ve also heard about the Ghost Wind Valley. Once in the past, there were nineteen Precelestials who attacked the Ghost Wind Valley at the same time. Later, nineteen went in, but only one came out alive in the end, and that one also went insane.”
“Miss, if you want to stop Gong Qianxue from taking over the Ghost City, there are plenty of ways, but you definitely don’t need to go and take this kind of risk. What’s more, Shi Lanling, she is also in the Ghost Wind Valley. That woman’s status in the Ghost City is so high, and she hates you so much, Miss. In the Valley, she would have surely set up a trap that’s waiting for you!”
Listening to the people eagerly dissuading,
Muyan nevertheless looks relaxed and nonchalant.
She stretches out a hand to pick up the invitation, reading it through once more.
The contents of the invitation is very simple.
Ghost City’s Ghost Lord is seriously ill, so they’re inviting all the famous doctors under the heaven to set out for the Ghost Wind Valley, and treat the Ghost Lord’s illness.
If he is cured, Ghost City will heavily compensate.
The invitation is signed by two individuals – one is the Ghost City’s Shi-xianzi, Shi Lanling; the other is Huang Yao’s Ghost King.
Muyan knows of course, that for Shi Lanling to invite her, she definitely has some bad intentions.
However, her patience has run thin.
Shi Lanling, this woman has been plotting against her over and over again.
She’s really sick of it.
This time’s invitation, in addition to treating the Ghost Lord’s illness, it would accordingly allow her to explore the Ghost City’s real situation, as well as Gong Qianxue’s schemes.
How could she not go?
“Well, everyone, say no more- I’ve decided to go to the Ghost Wind Valley! But as you’ve all said, the place is too dangerous. Your company would instead drag my feet back, so this time, I’m going by myself!”
Chapter 486: The show has just begun
Han Ye is stunned, dumbfounded as he stares at Ying Mei. A smile on his face one moment, then listlessness in another.
Soon after, it seems like he remembers something.
He howls in grief all of a sudden, “Aaah, three more months, if you add that up, won’t I be staying in the Purgatory Pool for a year? Jun Shang, no! Spare me!”
After all the laughter, Han Ye’s expression turns serious, saying: “Jun Shang, as of the moment, it appears like someone is exercising control over the Ghost City. Even with Gu Yue, that guy, everything bodes ill, no hints of good.”
He pauses, watching Di Ming Jue, “Jun Shang, are we going to intervene?”
Di Ming Jue looks indifferent, not saying anything.
Han Ye shakes his head, “I understand.”
They cannot intervene.
People of the Xiuxian Continent have come to the Yanwu Continent. The karmic entanglement is too great.
Especially since Di Jun’s real body has descended, they need to be more cautious of their conduct and deeds.
Otherwise, it is extremely likely that they would trigger frightening consequences.
Even though Ghost City was previously founded by the Polar Domain, so many years have passed that Yanwu Continent’s Ghost City has long been estranged with the Polar Domain.
This time, Jun Shang came down to the Yanwu Continent only for Miss Jun.
He won’t handle other matters, as he shouldn’t.
The fate of Gu Yue and the Ghost City is already decided.
They shouldn’t meddle anymore.
Han Ye says: “Jun Shang, rest assured. We will not go and interfere with the affairs of the Ghost City anymore.”
“Now that the herbs have all been gathered, shall we leave Wangjiang City as soon as possible?”
After all, they killed a Ghost King. If the Ghost City comes to know of this, they probably wouldn’t be willing to take things lying down.
However, just as Han Ye’s words fall, Muyan’s languid yet mysterious voice comes through.
“Leave? The show has just begun, how can you leave now?”
Han Ye looks at Muyan in astonishment.
Muyan’s eyes are slightly narrowed, the corners of her mouth are still raised in an easy smile, but her expression is cold beyond words.
“When you mentioned the name ‘Xuan Ji’ earlier, it felt familiar to my ears. Now I finally remember.”
In her previous life, she had seen a strange, effeminate man at Gong Qianxue’s side.
Moreover, at that man’s side, there stood a woman who was completely wrapped and covered from head to foot.
At that time, Muyan seems to have heard Gong Qianxue calling that man “big brother Xuan Ji”, and calling that woman “Liu Se-sister”.
Muyan wasn’t really clear about what she heard.
After all, she didn’t know what the words “Xuan Ji” and “Liu Se” were.
But at that time, upon seeing her, Gong Qianxue immediately made those two individuals leave.
There was a hint of agitation on her face, and later, she repeatedly probed Muyan whether or not the latter recognized the identity of those two people.
Back then, Muyan had been too foolish. She didn’t have even a tiny bit of doubt towards Gong Qianxue.
But hearing the name Xuan Ji now, she finally remembers.
That ‘big brother Xuan Ji’ was the Ghost King of Wangjiang’s Ghost City.
Meaning, Wangjiang’s Ghost City had long fallen into Gong Qianxue’s hands.
“If you guys want to go back, you can go back first.” Muyan nonchalantly sweeps her gaze over Di Ming Jue and the others, “You don’t want to meddle in the Ghost City’s affairs, but I do.”
How could she possibly be indifferent to anything that concerns Gong Qianxue?
Regardless of her fate, of karma-
She only knows that in this rebirth, she will make all of Gong Qianxue’s dreams and ambitions turn into soap bubbles.
She will definitely have this woman consigned to eternal damnation, the debt of blood must be paid in blood!
“If niangqin won’t go back, Xiao Bao also won’t go back!” Xiao Bao hugs his mother, his huge eyes filled with conscientiousness, “Xiao Bao goes with Niangqin!”
Saying that, he even sends a dismissive glance towards Di Ming Jue’s group. Waving his hand, “You guys can go!”
Di Ming Jue raises his eyes towards Muyan, his gaze deep and inscrutable.
Chapter 485: So stupidly cute
“They still haven’t come back?” all at once, Muyan’s brows draw together, “They only went to the Ghost City to pick up some drug ingredients, how come they’re not back yet?”
There shouldn’t be any problem, right?
Or, maybe the fat rabbit couldn’t stop itself, and had eaten up all the Strange Beasts in the Ghost City?
Muyan can’t help but press between her brows, preparing herself to go to the Ghost City and take a look.
“Niangqin–!” a crisp, childish shout is accompanied by a very small figure that shoots itself into her embrace like a projectile.
“Xiao Bao!” Muyan holds the small, soft form tightly to her chest, “How come you’ve only come back now?”
There’s anxiousness in her voice, but her suspended heart finally falls back to its original place.
Xiao Bao rubs his head against Muyan’s neck, then he looks up, “Nianqin, Ghost City had a bad person!”
A fluffy white head pops out from the middle of Muyan and Xiao Bao’s hug.
The fat rabbit lets out a howling sound, shaking its head to take credit for some achievement.
The bad egg was fended off by me, all by this Grandpa Rabbit!
Ah pah!! Since when was it Grandpa Rabbit? This wise, war deity of a mythical beast, how could it possibly be a Grandpa Rabbit?!
Muyan doesn’t have the leisure to manage the fat rabbit’s identity crisis, as she turns to Han Ye and Ying Mei.
Only to see that the two of them are all covered in blood, battered and exhausted.
Even more, Ying Mei is just being carried on Han Ye’s back.
Muyan has flash of understanding, then frowns.
Even Di Ming Jue has a slightly grim expression, “What happened exactly?”
Within Muyan chamber, Han Ye briefly recounts the events in the Ghost City.
After he finished speaking, Han Ye plops down to a kneel in front of Di Ming Jue.
“Jun Shang, I know that Ying Mei is a woman dressed as a man, deceiving Jun Shang. According to the laws of the Polar Domain, it is subject to capital punishment. If Jun Shang really wishes to punish her, can you allow this subordinate to receive it on her behalf?”
Ying Mei snaps her eyes wide open, “Han Ye, what nonsense are you talking about?”
Di Ming Jue narrows his eyes a bit, not a sliver of expression on his handsome face, “You should be very clear about the punishment one receives for violating Polar Domain’s iron law.”
“This subordinate understands!” Han Ye says without the slightest hesitation, “but this subordinate wishes to take the punishment on behalf of Ying Mei!”
What kind of punishment is he asking to receive?
How could he not know?
The few of them are Jun Shang’s trusted aides, and have pledged their eternal loyalty and devotion to Jun Shang – they simply cannot have the slightest bit of deceit or betrayal.
If this vow is violated, they will be stripped off of their Immortal Bones, and driven out of the world of Immortals, eternally forbidden to return.
For anyone in the Xiuxian Continent, such a punishment is considered hell.
Han Ye is also afraid, but he can bear this kind of punishment for Ying Mei.
He doesn’t have a thread nor a hair of regret.
Ying Mei sighs softly. A trace of a helpless smile appears on her normally cool and indifferent face.
This guy, Han Ye… how is he so stupid!
And yet so stupidly cute.
Di Ming Jue towers over as he looks down on Han Ye’s ‘viewing death as a return home’- face. He unhurriedly says: “Since it is so, you will stay in the Purgatory Pool for three more months.”
Han Ye hangs his head down: “This subordinate shall comply… eh?! Three months… in the Purgatory Pool?!”
“Jun… Jun Shang?!”
Han Ye raises his head to look at Di Ming Jue in disbelief.
Why is it merely going to the Purgatory Pool and staying there for three more months?!
Shouldn’t it be sentenced to capital punishment?
At the side, Muyan finally couldn’t help herself, giggling and laughing out loud.
Nestled in Muyan’s arms, Xiao Bao disdainfully utters a phrase, “Stupid Uncle Han Ye!”
Soon after, Han Ye reacts in late realization.
“Jun Shang, you, you already know that Ying Mei is a woman?!”
Ying Mei kneels beside Han Ye, and she couldn’t help but pat his head, “Fool, did you forget? We’ve made a blood contract with Jun Shang, how could I possibly conceal my secret from Jun Shang?”
Chapter 484: Same to you
However, her immaculate image has become flawed, it has already become irreparable.
Even Senior Brother Jian Feng, who is infatuated with her and adores her, when she was covered all over with that body odor, he had also frowned and revealed a disgusted expression.
Made proud and arrogant, never having suffered the least bit of grievance, how can Gong Qianxue bear it?
And all this humiliation has been brought upon her by that slut, Jun Muyan!
But Gong Qianxue isn’t willing to think-
That if it wasn’t for her instigating the people of Raging Inferno Mercenary Group to deal with Jun Muyan, she needn’t have suffered this karmic backlash.
Gong Qianxue takes a deep breath, then eagerly and indignantly says: “Liu Se-sister, I know who killed big brother Xuan Ji.”
“It is the Enchantress if Medicine, who is arrogant and powerful in Tianyuan City these days– Jun Muyan. She is now in Jing Cheng’s Wangjiang City. With her own hands, this vicious woman killed big brother Xuan Ji.”
“Jun Muyan! Jun Muyan!” Liu Se utters this name again and again, through gritted teeth, “Very well, I will go to Wangjiang City at once. I will make the one who killed my Xuan Ji pay, a hundred thousand times back.”
“Jun Muyan, I want you to die without a burial site!”
Seeing the raging murderous intent that’s burning in Liu Se’s eyes, the corner of Gong Qianxue’s lips slowly curl up, revealing a cold smile.
Liu Se, this stupid woman is ready to go to Wangjiang’s Ghost City. Really, this can’t be better.
In this way, be it Jun Muyan, the Ghost Lord Gu Yue, or the Ghost City – all of them could be settled easily.
“Miss, you’re back.” Ru Yan sees the handsome man and beautiful woman swiftly coming in from outside the door, she immediately goes up to welcome them with a smile, “Going out with Jun Shang today, I hope you enjoyed…”
Halfway through, Ru Yan’s voice slowly becomes small as it falls.
That’s because she finally has a clear look on Di Ming Jue’s unhappy expression.
Furthermore, after hearing her inquiry, the cold eyes dart towards her.
Ru Yan shrinks her neck, looking towards Muyan with extreme grievance.
Muyan sends Di Ming Jue a glance, somewhat amused, but she holds it back.
She knows that this man had driven Xiao Bao out today in order enter a romantic couple’s world with her.
But the outcome is apparently less than ideal.
Every time the two of them want to be alone, they would always be interrupted by various people and all kinds of affairs.
If it isn’t a man coming up to hit on Muyan, it would be a woman who wants to throw herself into Di Ming Jue’s arms.
Finally, after great difficulty, they were able to go boating in the middle of the lake, and the atmosphere has become a little romantic.
But then, an injured youngster fell from the sky, and after Muyan used a draught to cure his injuries, he knelt before her and insisted on selling himself into servitude to her.
Angry, Di Ming Jue’s expression changes on the spot, and he directly kicks the recently recovered youngster into the lake.
“Hey, are you still angry?” Muyan tugs Di Ming Jue’s sleeve, “Stop scaring my subordinate.”
With a dark face, Di Ming Jue’s hand shoots out to hug Muyan by the waist, locking her up in his embrace, “Ben Jun really wants to lock you up in a room, lest you go out and attract bees and butterflies.”
“Haha, I could say the same thing to you!” Muyan hooks Di Ming Jue’s chin up. With a mockery of a smile, “Jun Shang-daren’s ability to pick the flowers and trample the grass, isn’t quite great as well?”
Di Ming Jue immediately leans in a little closer, his voice a little husky, “Ben Jun wouldn’t mind Yanyan locking me away, just… the two of us, you and I.”
Maniac, the strength and thickness of his face has already become all the more unrivaled, she’s ashamed of being inferior.
At the side, Ru Yan thinks: Miss, son-in-law, if you two want to make a public display of affection, in any case, show some consideration to this humble subordinate beside you!
“Cough… Ru Yan, where’s Xiao Bao?”
Ru Yan comes back to herself, “Little Gongzi and Ying Mei-daren, since they went out, they still haven’t come back.”
Chapter 483: Who murdered my Xuan Ji
Liu Se, this fool, is also the only one who’s still under the impression that Xuan Ji has deeply-rooted feelings towards her, faithful in thoughts and effort.
Hasn’t she considered, that with her appearance being neither human nor ghost, who would want to look upon her?
But on the surface, Gong Qianxue doesn’t show a trace of these thoughts. On the contrary, there’s well-wishes and appreciation across her whole face.
“Big brother Xuan Ji really has remarkable skill. After several years of joining Jing Cheng’s Ghost City, he’s already become its Ghost King, and he even took complete control of the Ghost City. He’s indeed worthy of being the man that Liu Se-sister has fallen for.”
The expression on Liu Se’s face becomes sweeter and more complacent, the smiling expression is making the craters and creases on her face scrunch up together.
It looks exceptionally terrible.
Gong Qianxue couldn’t bear it anymore, and she casts her gaze elsewhere, looking at the hundreds of Corpse Soldiers not far from them. Again, she can’t help but have her blood heat up and boil over.
Liu Se is ugly and disgusting, but as long as she can make these Corpse Soldiers-
Gong Qianxue must tolerate her well.
That’s because these Soldiers are controlled by the Mother Gu that Liu Se raises in her body.
If Liu Se dies, all of these Corpse Soldiers will go up in smoke.
Gong Qianxue has poured countless resources on these Soldiers.
If the ship is spoiled for a half a penny’s worth of tar*, she absolutely wouldn’t be able to bear it.
failing through lack of a final effort
Just as she’s about to smile and give Liu Se a few more words of praise,
She suddenly sees puffs of black smoke come out from Liu Se’s body.
Immediately after, a blood-red insect burrows out from a spot on Liu Se’s neck.
After it falls to the ground, it writhes a few times like it’s in extreme pain, then it finally dies.
Seeing this scene, Liu Se’s eyes immediately go wide, and she lets out a shocked and horrified shriek, “No, it can’t be! This is absolutely impossible!”
That voice is so sharp, it’s practically piercing through the skies.
Gong Qianxue jumps in fright, quickly asking, “Liu Se-sister, what’s going on? What happened?”
“Xuan Ji, Xuan Ji is dead! How is this possible?! Who? Who murdered my Xuan Ji!!”
Gong Qianxue starts, and it’s quite a while before she finds her voice, “Xuan Ji is dead?! How did he die?!”
How could Xuan Ji possibly die!
She’s had just been watching as Jing Cheng’s Ghost City is about to completely fall into her hands.
How could Xuan Ji suddenly die?!
What had been at the tips of her fingers has suddenly gone up in smoke. Such a blow almost makes Gong Qianxue unable to maintain her noble and kind-hearted exterior image.
Xuan Ji, that waste!
If he wanted to die, why couldn’t he have handed Jing Cheng over to her before dying?!
But since she doesn’t want to antagonize Liu Se, she didn’t even place a spy by Xuan Ji’s side.
Now that Xuan Ji is dead, in spite of everything, she has instantly lost control of Jing Cheng’s Ghost City.
Gong Qianxue’s chest furiously moves up and down, but she forces herself to calm down, “Liu Se-sister, who exactly killed brother Xuan Ji? Just who could be so vicious and merciless? You must avenge big brother Xuan Ji!”
Liu Se’s ugly face has now become incredibly malevolent. The Corpse Soldiers standing below are affected by Liu Se’s state of mind, letting out sounds like the voices of wailing ghosts and howling wolves.
“Whoever murdered my Xuan Ji, I swear I’m going to cut up his body into ten thousand pieces!”
A carrier pigeon swoops down from the sky and lands on Gong Qianxue’s shoulder.
Gong Qianxue knows that this is from one of the spies that she’s placed in various areas of Jing Cheng, sending back some news.
Seeing the message on it, Gong Qianxue’s pupils suddenly contract.
Her harsh, cold voice is dyed with murderous intent as she slowly squeezes it out of her lips and teeth, “Jun–! Mu–! Yan–!!”
Seeing this name, hearing this name-
It’s as if Gong Qianxue could smell the strong stench coming out from her body.
That nauseating body odor almost turned her into the laughingstock of the entire Imperial Palace.
In the end, Jian Feng had specially refined an Elixir for her, and only then was that body odor suppressed.
Chapter 480: Extremely frightening
Han Ye clutches his stomach, his features are scrunched up, and he lets out a muffled groan.
Ying Mei sees his pained appearance, and she can’t help but inwardly panic, a faint sense of distress rising up from the bottom of her heart.
Her punch just now, it wasn’t too heavy, was it?
Did she really hurt Han Ye?
The apprehension in her mind is making her firmly knit her brows.
But in end, she couldn’t contain her anxiousness. Getting closer to Han Ye, she asks with a cold face: “I didn’t use a lot of Spiritual Power, you can’t be that useless…”
She still hasn’t finished speaking, when she’s suddenly hugged by the man in front of her.
Han Ye’s slightly hoarse voice sounds in her ears, “Little Shadow, you still care about me. I’m so happy!”
“Scoundrel, let go!” Ying Mei spares no effort to struggle.
During their usual sparring, Han Ye is undoubtedly not as good as her.
But at this very moment, the man’s scorching breath is puffing at her neck, unexpectedly making her heart feel like it’s being tickled by countless feathers. A warm current inexplicably springs up in her body, making it go soft, unable to move a single step.
Damn it! Could it be that the effects of the drug Xuan Ji has given her still hasn’t disappeared?
Just then, they hear the violent sound of an explosion from inside the room.
It is closely followed by a thick, nauseating smell of blood.
Numerous Strange Beast corpses seem like they’re engulfed and swept away by a hurricane as they rush out from within.
The trio promptly disperse.
Soon after, they see Xuan Ji soaked in blood from head to foot, his eyes red as he emerges from the room.
“Little bastard, I’m going to kill you! I’m going to peel off every inch of your skin!!”
Xuan Ji makes his way towards Xiao Bao, viciousness and brutality in his eyes.
Before he could come near however-
Ying Mei has stepped forward, blocking in front of Xiao Bao.
Xuan Ji’s line of sight unhurriedly falls on Ying Mei’s face which, male or female, is indisputably beautiful. He shows a malicious smile, “Why, I have yet to make Ying Mei-daren taste the flavor of ecstasy, but you already couldn’t stop thinking about me?”
“Don’t worry, just wait until I dispose of Han Ye and that little bastard child, then I’ll definitely let you have what you desire. Today, none of you may escape.”
There’s not the slightest change in Ying Mei’s expression.
She turns her wrist, and a longsword is slowly unsheathed in her hands.
“I also said that once I’m out of my predicament, I’m definitely going to chop you up in thousands of pieces, not allowing you to possess the will to live, and not allow you to die when you seek for death.”
Ying Mei’s voice carries youth’s distinctive clarity and coherence, but it is mixed with slivers of terrifying ice-cold austerity.
Xuan Ji stares blankly, a small change comes over his complexion, “How- how can you move? There’s no one in the Yanwu Continent who can counter the effects of the Spirit Devouring Powder!”
The sword is fully unsheathed, flickering with a cold gleam, “You want to know the reason? Go to the eighteenth layer of hell, then ask the real King of the Underworld!”
An hour later.
Ying Mei withdraws her sword, kicking aside the still-squirming lump of mushy flesh beside her feet.
With fixed eyes, the rabbit in Xiao Bao’s arms stare at the person slowly making her way to them, and the rabbit can’t help but shudder.
This Ying Mei may seem like a beautiful youngster, pure and crystalline, but her way of torturing people is really… too terrifying!
Compared to the female devil, it’s simply not inferior in any aspect.
Under her hand, that Xuan Ji clearly shouldn’t last for a small cup of tea (5mins).
But he’s been kept alive and tortured by her for an hour.
Even now, to say nothing of his flayed skin, most of his bones have been pulled out.
Against reason, he’s neither dead nor alive, but still struggling at death’s door.
The rabbit is now a little envious of Xiao Bao as Han Ye is covering his eyes, so he didn’t see anything.
It could be said that the fat rabbit, who has been watching the whole thing from beginning to end, has recently acquired an aversion to eating meat.
It’ll leave the Strange Beasts in the Colosseum for later, the rabbit will come again and eat them next time.
Chapter 479: You look really good like this
That’s why, as soon as she took the Pill, she immediately began to operate her Cultivation Method in silence.
As expected, her Spiritual is finally starting to come back by threads and strands at this moment.
Ying Mei thinks of that brief moment humiliation and despair from before, and her mood goes into an unspeakable and almost irrepressible rage.
She lowers her head to look at Xiao Bao, her eyes filling up with gratitude: “Little Master, thank you. You and the Miss have saved me once again.”
Xiao Bao shakes his head like a tiny grownup, “Don’t mention it. Big sister Ying Mei is a good person, Xiao Bao doesn’t want you to die.”
Ying Mei slowly kneels down before Xiao Bao, “From now on, and into the future, Ying Mei has determined to pledge my life, vowing loyalty and devotion, to the Lady and the Little Master. If I do anything to the contrary, may Heavenly Punishment strike me, and take me from the world of the living!”
As soon as she lowers her voice, a red light flashes through her whole body, bursting out then slowly fading away.
Han Ye is a bit wide-eyed.
The oath that Ying Mei had uttered is the Polar Domain’s most stringent [Core Binding Covenant]. Once you speak the vows, you will really have a fate more miserable than death if you go against the covenant.
Ying Mei, she… similar towards Jun Shang, she really intends to vow loyalty and devotion to Miss Jun and Xiao Bao, pledging her life and looking upon them as her Masters.
The Lady and the Little Master are indeed worthy of such respect and loyalty.
Han Ye only hesitates for a moment, before he also slowly kneels down, “I, Han Ye, swear, that from this moment on and into the future, I pledge my life, vowing loyalty and devotion, to the Lady and the Little Master. Should there be any violation to this oath, Heaven and Earth shall not condone!”
There’s also a flash of red light, which slowly disappears as well.
Xiao Bao blinks, his grave and stern little face carries a rare bit of bewilderment.
With the same resolute expression on their faces, the two individuals declared the Heart Binding Covenant, and they raised themselves from the floor.
Ying Mei’s body sways, and she almost sinks back to her knees.
“Little Shadow!” Han Ye quickly goes to support her with his hand.
His hand accidentally touches a soft bulge, and Han Ye almost couldn’t stop himself from jumping where he stands.
Soon after, his panicked state, as well as the fear and hatred, slowly clears up.
And the voice that has been hovering inside his brain from earlier now cries louder and stronger, becoming clearer.
Han Ye’s gaze couldn’t help but turn towards the girl that he’s half-carrying in his arms.
Heatedly flushed to the point where water almost drips out, “Little Shadow, so, so you’re actually a girl.”
When he first heard Xiao Bao call Ying Mei ‘big sister’, he just thought that Xiao Bao is too young and got Ying Mei’s sex wrong.
Now he knows that the true idiot is in fact he himself.
Han Ye stupidly looks at Ying Mei’s face, there’s practically waves and ripples in his eyes.
Ying Mei could no longer maintain her cold and detached expression.
Wisps of red clouds rise up on her cheeks.
In humiliated rage, she says: “Haven’t you seen enough?!”
“Not enough!” Han Ye blurts out, “Even a lifetime wouldn’t be enough. Little Shadow, you really look good like this.”
Even if Ying Mei’s clothes are already replaced with the common men’s clothes.
Still, there are no bindings wrapping around her chest.
Neither is her hair tied up.
As a whole, her pure and splendid beauty couldn’t be concealed at all.
Han Ye can only feel his heart hammering nonstop.
These days, every day and every night, he’s been finding it hard to sleep peacefully, thinking that he likes his closest brother in arms.
He was under the impression that his thoughts were despicable, sullying Ying Mei.
As it turns out, Ying Mei is actually a girl.
Realizing this, the joy and sweetness in his heart is incessantly bubbling over like a hot spring.
Making him reveal a dumb and silly smiling expression.
Ying Mei is really embarrassed and angry of his attentions, and on top of that, there’re Xiao Bao’s and the fat rabbit’s meaningful glances sent their way.
In the end, she couldn’t help but punch Han Ye’s belly, saying through clenched teeth: “Shut up. Completely forget what you’ve seen today, even more, you’re not allowed to speak of it, you saw nothing! Otherwise, don’t blame me for being discourteous!”
Chapter 470: Disgust
The man lets out a sigh, the twisted expression on his face slowly recedes.
Soon after, his eyes becomes fervent once more, “That’s right. Back then, I was just an insignificant pawn under your command, yet you were so high up, brilliant and dazzling, you could even stay close to Jun Shang. You naturally wouldn’t remember such a humble existence as mine.”
Ying Mei’s eyes slightly widen, revealing a trace of an incredulous expression.
This man used to be her subordinate?
Now that he mentions it, there seems to be a vague impression in her mind.
But she had so many people under her command back then, how could she remember each and every one of them?
The man is still focused on himself as he speaks, like he’s immersed in a distant memory.
“At that time, I was merely a member of the Xuanzi Division which was under your administration. You probably don’t know that you have someone like me, Xuan Ji?”
“It was in an unintentional task that I discovered your identity as a woman dressed up as a man, and from then on, I could no longer get you out of my mind.”
Ying Mei is inwardly shocked, clenching both hands into fists.
It turns out that her crossdressing had actually been so prematurely discovered by someone before.
It’s no wonder that after this man had kidnapped her, he directly removed the bindings on her chest, and dressed her up in women’s clothes.
She had truly been too careless! She believed that since the partner by her side didn’t find out, there could be no way that other people would discover it.
Xuan Ji’s muddled voice still continues, “At that time, you were so dazzling, so powerful, and I can only look up to you, can only frenziedly fantasize about you in the darkness of the night, then I could gather you into my embrace, wantonly kiss you…”
Ying Mei finally could bear it, as she furiously shouts, “Shut up!!”
She never thought that a person could make her feel so disgusted.
“You said that you were my subordinate? Why are you in the Yanwu Continent?”
Hearing Ying Mei’s question, Xuan Ji’s features twist once again, and his voice seems to be squeezed out from between gritted teeth.
“That’s all Han Ye’s fault!”
He grinds his teeth and says: “In one incident, he discovered me secretly hiding your clothes…”
At that time, Xuan Ji had been crazily lusting over Ying Mei.
However, Ying Mei was too strong. Moreover, they way she acts was too cold, detached, and merciless.
If he’s discovered, his life would definitely be worse than death.
Hence, Xuan Ji could only steal Ying Mei’s close-fitting inner garments, and hide them in his sheets.
Through Ying Mei’s lingering fragrance, he fantasizes and gives himself release every day.
Unexpectedly, such an act had actually been discovered by Han Ye.
Soon after, his Immortal Root had been cruelly extracted, and he’s directly kicked into this Yanwu Continent which doesn’t have any Spiritual Power.
He remembers those days when he had just arrived at the Yanwu Continent, living a life worse than death.
Xuan Ji’s eyes are red, and by the sound of grinding teeth, it seems like he’s itching to tear off the meat from Han Ye’s body with his mouth.
“If it wasn’t for Han Ye, I would still be in the Xiuxian Continent, enjoying a long life, as well as the worship of mortals.”
“Do you know the despair and unwillingness of being an Immortal, that is then reduced into a mortal with a lifespan of no more than a century?”
“However… the wheel of fortune spins, and now, it is finally your turn, hahahaha!”
Xuan Ji speaks and speaks, and suddenly bursts into laughter, “That day, when I inadvertently saw you and Han Ye in the Ghost City, I simply couldn’t believe my own eyes.”
“I never expected that Ying Mei and Han Ye, the ones who could see Jun Shang every day, the ones whose status cannot be surpassed – in that crazy way, they could also be driven out from the Xiuxian Contient, and be reduced to mortals in the Yanwu Continent. Hahaha…”
“I am now a Ghost King, of towering power and privilege, I can have whatever I want. And you two, you don’t have any foundation in the Yanwu Continent, you can’t even fully use your body’s Spiritual Power here.”
Chapter 469: Specially Prepared for You
Several servant girls walk in, proceeding to help Ying Mei up from the bed.
“What are you people doing?!” Ying Mei lowly demands.
However, these servant girls look like their souls have been drawn out of them – showing no indications of awareness, and even their pupils are unfocused.
They just mechanically take off the clothes on her body, and remove the plain white cloth that’s binding her chest.
They replace it with a red apron as an undergarment, and a semi-transparent red muslin skirt.
The beautiful, generous curves of her body are fully displayed, while her snow white skin and alluring long legs are just faintly discernible.
In such an attire, Ying Mei’s beauty becomes apparent and unmistakable, but it makes her so resentful and disgusted that she wants to commit murder.
She wants to struggle, but these women are weirdly strong. They’re even completely unaware of pain, unable to hear sound.
Ying Mei has no choice but to quash down the anger filling her up. She slowly operates her Cultivation Method to gather strength.
As they’re about to place a hairpin on her hair, Ying Mei suddenly gets up. She takes down the hairpin from the bun, piercing it into the chest of one of the slave girls.
Then she rallies all the strength in her body, bolting up and out.
Just as she has charged out the door however, someone captures her.
A soft male voice enters her ears, “Don’t waste your energy, Ying Mei, my Spirit Devouring Powder was specially prepared for you.”
Ying Mei jerks her head up, and she sees an androgynous face, neither fully male nor female.
The man’s facial features could still be considered as refined and elegant, but the corners of his eyes are raised too high, his lips are extremely thin – overall, he appears unkind and malicious.
It makes her feel sick.
As he speaks, he extends his tongue to lick on Ying Mei’s face.
Ying Mei almost wants throw up in disgust.
She uses up all her strength to firmly push him away.
She staggers for a few steps, going back into the room.
Her fierce, darting gaze ruthlessly glares towards him, and even though she doesn’t have the least bit of Spiritual Power in her body, a grim and eerie murderous intent gradually fills the air.
This killing intent makes the unknowing, unfeeling maids shudder instinctively.
Only that man’s eyes burn brighter, the whole person appears incredibly excited.
That effeminate voice even seems to go higher, “It’s precisely this kind of expression in your eyes, such temperament, which had obsessed me so much for so many years. No matter how many men and women I take, those people couldn’t be compared to you at all. Ying Mei… Ying Mei… hahahaha… you’re now in my hands at last…”
Ying Mei’s fury burns and rages as she listens, and the way this disgusting man looks at her is making her extremely murderous.
But before she could move-
She could sense a faint musk hitting the tip of her nose once again.
What little strength remains inside her is sapped out, and she could no longer support her body. She stumbles along until she could sit and collapse on the bed.
The man laughs heartily and walks over towards Ying Mei, “I said that I’ve specially prepared the Spirit Devouring Powder for you. In this Yanwu Continent, there is nothing that could resist the efficacy of the Spirit Devouring Powder. Ying Mei, you should accept your fate!”
Ying Mei tenaciously grits her teeth and bears it, trying to resist the drug’s effects.
Cold, gloomy eyes stare at the man, “Who exactly are you? Why did you capture me?”
The man’s expression becomes rigid, then a ruthless anger and unwillingness surges over his face, “You don’t know who I am? Ying Mei, until now, you still don’t recognize me?”
Ying Mei tightly knits her brows, her expression not changing.
Inwardly, she keeps on thinking whether or not she’s seen this man before.
His voice and appearance are indeed somewhat familiar, but she can’t remember exactly who he is.