Hearing Jian Xingzhi’s words filled with confidence, Qin Wanwan fell into an unrestrained trance imagining the future.
Surrounded by beautiful men and ascending to the Immortal Realm smoothly. How tempting it was ah…
But the problem is……
“After I ascend,” Qin Wanwan suddenly had a yearning of learning as she asked, “will I also become stronger?”
“Of course,” Jian Xingzhi replied decisively as he raised his eyebrows and said, “you have excellent talent, if you work hard, not only you will be able to ascend to the Immortal Realm smoothly, you can even be the strongest woman in the Immortal Realm.”
“Then I will work hard.” Qin Wanwan said while clenching her fist.
“Good,” Jian Xingzhi said and paused a little before continuing to talk nonsense, “You know the person called Jian Xingzhi in the Immortal Realm?”
Once she heard this name, Qin Wanwan brightened her eyes and nodded her head desperately.
This person, not only she knew him, she was very familiar with him. Because he was her biggest enemy since she was born!
“He is very powerful, just a little bit worse than me.”
After Jian Xingzhi gave her the analogy, Qin Wanwan became silent.
Look, this man is bragging again.
“As long as you are dedicated to learning and cultivating. After ascension, you can even beat Jian Xingzhi without any problem!”
The thought of her trampling Jian Xingzhi under her feet gave Qin Wanwan a boost of motivation. She was like a student who had just gone through a wave of brainwashing by the lectures of the teachers in school, and was incredibly energized: “I’ll go work hard on it!”
“I’ll guide you.”
Jiab Xingzhi nodded in approval, “You’ll definitely succeed.”
Qin Wanwan clenched her fist and made a “cheer” gesture before standing up and starting to practice with her sword.
Jian Xingzhi looked at Qin Wanwan who was working hard on swinging the sword under the moonlight and felt a bit relieved.
From now on, he would brainwash ‘Qin Wan’ and tell him how strong he is. Once she ascended to the Immortal Realm in the future, she will definitely worship him.
Thinking about this, Jian Xingzhi could not help but reveal a pleasant smile.
Suddenly, the sound of 666 notification sounded in his head.
“Master, since you are so happy, why don’t you complete a few more task and get more points? I have a few tasks in hand now, would you like to open them?”
“Open, open, open!” Jian Xingzhi did not hesitate and exclaimed in excitement.
With a “Ding dong” sound, 666 showed him the next task, “the task of supporting female lead’s emotional changes has been opened, and will be issued at any time. To complete the task, you need ‘Emotional points’ of the supporting female lead and ‘Favourable points’ of the people around her. To ensure the task, I applied to the main system for a special equipment that can help you see others’ ‘Favourable points’ on the supporting female lead. Once the ‘Favourable points’ reached 100, it can be converted into your own points. Do you want to apply it now?”
If he could get 50 points just by throwing Qin Wan once, was getting 100 even considered a hard work?
After Jian Xingzhi agreed, the sound of loading appeared in his head. A series of ‘click click click’ sounded in his head for a while and after a moment later, he heard 666’s voice again, “It’s set.”
After she finished saying, a panel of Arabic numbers from 1 to 9 appeared in front of his eyes.
“The value of ‘Favourable points’ would appear on top of each character surrounding the female lead. These Arabic numbers would appear when a certain character has favourable impression of her. Those who have no feelings towards her would appear blank as this: ‘…’. For you to understand the values better, you have to learn the Arabic numerals. This is ‘1’ ……”
666 began to teach Jian Xingzhi Arabic numerals while Qin Wanwan was practicing her sword in front of him.
Based on the martial arts system panel provided by 38, Qin Wanwan kept aligning her posture to the human figure imagined in her mind, swinging and correcting her postures over and over again.
While 38 inside her head was collecting the points and eating potato chips.
The two people and the two systems were happily working together with two different goals.
After the first half of the night, Bai Suiyou and Su Xiuxue came out of the cave. They bowed to Jian Xingzhi and said, “Daoist Aotian, we’ll guard the second half of the night, you guys can rest.”
Jian Xingzhi looked up above Bai Suiyou’s head and saw “10” hanging there. Su Xiuxue, who was standing next to him had this “–” on top of her head.
Jian Xingzhi nodded, called the already tired Qin Wanwan. But he didn’t call her with her original name Qin Wanwan or with the original body’s name ‘Qin Wan’, because he knew that revealing their true identity could bring them problems*.
[T/N: I don’t know why the author wrote this. As long as I remember, Bai Suiyou and the others know their real identity.]
So he shouted, “Lao Qin!”
Qin Wanwan looked up in shock, she looked at the familiar figure of Jian Xingzhi as she heard him saying, “Go in and rest.”
Qin Wanwan was a little unresponsive and sluggish after the sword practice. She followed him into the cave as she kept looking at him with wide eyes for a while before slowly opening her mouth, “What did you…just called me?”
Jian Xingzhi ignored her, lied down on the ground and went to sleep.
Qin Wanwan thought the moment she heard him called her ‘Lao Qin’. Hearing him calling her so intimately, she felt they have become good brothers who fight side by side in danger.
The five of them rested the night. When the morning came, Qin Wanwan was still sleeping. But suddenly, the voice of Nan Feng woke her up, “Master, wake up. We have bad news.”
Qin Wanwan opened her eyes in a daze and rubbed her eyes as she asked, “What happened?”
“Five people out of twelve from the Wen Xin Sect have passed the Secret Realm!” Nan Feng stammered and shouted, “we were just informed!”
Qin Wanwan sat up immediately and saw Su Xiuxue and Bai Suiyou standing at the mouth of the cave with heavy gloom plastered on their faces. They were looking up at the sky with darkened eyes.
Jian Xingzhi, who was sleeping next to her also woke up and yawned as he said, “I told you guys to catch the spiritual beasts and gather spiritual herbs on the way. But you guys didn’t listen, you only wanted to catch cactus. And you couldn’t even catch them.”
“It’s only been a day,” Qin Wanwan said incredulously, “how can the people of Wen Xin Sect accumulate so many points in one day?”
“Because they had more manpower than us.” Su Xiuxue frowned and said, “12 people came from the Wen Xin Sect. According to how they teach their disciples, only half of the 12 people must have come to join the Sword Mound Conference. The rest must have come just to help them, those are the elites. Yesterday, they must have swept all the spiritual herbs and beasts for five of them.”
“They can do it in a day ……” Qin Wanwan thought about the sparseness of these spiritual herbs and demonic beasts that she saw yesterday and couldn’t finish her sentence. Bai Suiyou who was silent all along said in a deep voice filled with worry, “Nan Fang just went to check. Last night, many people crushed their nameplates to leave the Secret Realm. “
Qin Wanwan froze, and suddenly, everything became clear to her.
Spiritual herbs and beasts are indeed difficult to catch. But if you can catch some groups of cultivators who had already caught the spiritual herbs and beasts and snatch it away from them, then it’s much easier to gain points.
Each person needs one hundred points. Five people from the Wen Xin Sect passed already. But behind them were the hard earned points of at least fifty people.
Qin Wanwan’s heart sank, now only five places are empty. They needed to hurry, otherwise, those people from Wen Xin Sect may do this again and they will lose.
“We got nothing yesterday.” Su Xiuxue pondered and said with a frown, “Now if we want to win, there’s only one way.”
Saying that, she looked up to all of them and explained the plan she had: “Before entering the Secret Realm, Senior Brother Xie told me that there is a spirit beast in the Secret Realm which isn’t listed in the mission scroll. It is called the master of the Secret Realm, it is specialized in raising spirit beast cubs and cultivating spirit herbs. It should have a lot of top quality spirit beasts and spirit herbs in its lair.”
Hearing her, Qin Wanwan and Jian Xingzhi quickly glanced at each other. Qin Wanwan thought the idea was good but still spoke cautiously, “Those cubs and spirit herbs wouldn’t be fierce enough to attack us, right?”
“No.” Nan Feng affirmed, “spirit beasts and spirit plants also have to cultivate like human and they all have to rely on their parents’ blessing when they are young to advance.”
“Then this Master of the Secret Realm, what about it? Is it something difficult to deal with?”
Su Xiuxue nodded and replied, “It is indeed a little difficult to deal with.”
“It’s completely invincible in the Secret Realm.”
Qin Wanwan: “……”
“Then does it have any weaknesses?”
Qin Wanwan asked again, Su Xiuxue thought about it for a while before replying hesitantly, “It …… likes good-looking people.”
“Then that’s not a problem.” Qin Wanwan breathed a sigh of relief and immediately decided, “we will send someone who is good-looking over to tempt it. The person will distract him in any way. When it gets busy with the person, we will catch some spiritual herbs and beasts from its lair.”
“Then let’s do this.”
Bai Suiyou nodded, and glanced at everyone before asking the most important question, “Then, who will go to lure it?”
The crowd fell into silence, Qin Wanwan thought for a while and replied, “Since it’s a matter of enticement, it should be the best-looking one who has to go to lure it. I will count to three, point to the person you think is the best-looking one among us.” Saying this, Qin Wanwan looked at everyone and took a deep breath before shouting, “one, two, three!”
The words just fell, Jian Xingzhi pointed to Su Xiuxue while everyone else pointed to Jian Xingzhi.
Jian Xingzhi froze, then burst out in anger, “Are you all blind?”
He had deliberately made his face ugly with the help of ‘Thousand disguise’. His face now can be considered only 10% of his original look, but they still think that he is good-looking?
“If it comes to beauty, my face is not as good as Fellow Daoist Long.” Su Xiuxue calmly spoke.
Bai Suiyou also nodded: “Although Daoist Long is a man, he looks better than us.”
Jian Xingzhi turned his head to look at Nan Feng and Qin Wanwan. Qin Wanwan sheepishly smiled and said, “Since everyone voted for you, then why not.”
Saying that, she raised her hand and pressed on Jian Xingzhi’s shoulder as she said, “Long Aotian, it’s not your first time seducing someone. But your face looks ordinary now. If you don’t dress up a little, who will be seduced?”
She pushed him behind a tree and urged, “Hurry up and dress up.”
The group of people rushed up and gave him makeup and dressed him up lavishly. In a spar of a moment, they dressed Jian Xingzhi perfectly and followed Su Xiuxue to walk deeper into the secret forest, towards the master of the Secret Realm.
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