Hearing this, Qin Wanwan quickly rolled on the ground, dodging the long damask* held on the chicken’s hand. Just imagining holding a dozen swaddled chicken in her arms and taking a family photo with the chicken standing beside her made her heart tremble. She couldn’t help but began to frantically call for help: “Long Aotian! Quickly open the barrier and save me ah!”
[T/N: Damask (/ˈdæməsk/; Arabic: دمشق) is a reversible patterned fabric of silk, wool, linen, cotton, or synthetic fibers, with a pattern formed by weaving. I suppose the ‘long damask’ is a long ribbon in the chicken’s hand with which it was trying to catch Qin Wanwan.]
“Soon, soon, soon.”
Jian Xingzhi calmly opened the barrier of the manor. The group immediately entered the manor and began to look for spiritual beasts with higher points inside the manor. As he listened to Qin Wanwan and the chicken running around like a pair of lovebirds, he said with a little stiff voice, “Opening the barrier is so dangerous ah. Swords and dark shadows are leaping from the barrier to prevent us from getting the spiritual beasts. The beasts are also so scary. You distract the chicken a little more.”
Hearing Jian Xingzhi’s words, the three people who were looking around for spirit animals casted a bewildered and suspicious look at him. Jian Xingzhi at that time insincerely shouted “ah!” and grabbed a small panda cub from the ground. Staring at it, he said with a voice filled with fear, “This panda is so big and ferocious!”
“I can’t hold on anymore!”
Qin Wanwan screamed, frantically dodging the chicken’s long damask.
“Then try to seduce him.”
The chicken, Ji Wuyou obviously didn’t want to hurt her, since he wanted the beautiful woman to give birth for him. But his strength chasing her wasn’t light either. Qin Wanwan was chased so much that she felt she ran the whole world.
Jian Xingzhi carelessly glanced at the scene in the circle of light that followed him, and picked out another panda as he asked, “Qin Wanwan, do you like a fat panda or thin panda?”
“Long! Ao! Tian!!!”
When Qin Wanwan heard Jian Xingzhi’s words, she finally understood that this Jian Xingzhi was totally playing with her.
With a “clang!”, she blocked the long damask of Ji Wuyou with her sword. Ji Wuyou’s chicken eyes narrowed, the long damask instantly wrapped around Qin Wanwan’s sword and pulled it towards him. Qin Wanwan struggled as she heard him saying, “Woman, I am not the kind of chicken you can play with. Since you cheated me, you have to pay the price.”
“Chicken ……” Qin Wanwan was close to crying out, “I was wrong, you are so generous. Let me go……”
“What are you crying about?” Ji Wuyou was puzzled, “Don’t you think I am very handsome? Don’t cry, come, let brother give you a kiss.”
Saying that, Ji Wuyou pulled her closer and closed his eyes while pouting his chicken lips. Qin Wanwan desperately backed away. It was at this moment when Qin Wanwan heard Jian Xingzhi suddenly calling her, “Qin Wanwan, why aren’t you calling my name?”
“Long! Ao! Tian!!!”
Qin Wanwan shouted out with anger. At that moment, Qin Wanwan felt her body feeling light, Jian Xingzhi instantly appeared in front of Qin Wanwan and raised his hand to cut the long damask around her sword. He grabbed the panda from the basket he was holding and threw it towards the face of Ji Wuyou.
The chicken was afraid of hurting the cubs, he quickly caught the baby panda, just as he grabbed the panda, Jian Xingzhi sent a kick towards the chicken who went flying backward at the impact of the kick. Jian Xingzhi quickly turned around and shouted to Qin Wanwan: “Take the beasts away first!”
“You guys go!”
Qin Wanwan grabbed two top spiritual beasts in her arms, turned her head and saw Su Xiuxue and the others behind her. She looked back at Jian Xingzhi in hesitation and asked, “What about you?”
“I have activated the nameplate,” Jian Xingzhi ran with the pandas on his back while dodging the turkey’s attack. While running, he activated the nameplate in his hand as he shouted, “To the Sword Mound!”
After the points were saved up, the name tag issued by the Tian Chen Sect would be activated. Since they accumulated enough points, now they could leave.
Hearing this, Qin Wanwan put down the worry in her heart. Now she had the two spiritual animals, so she closed her eyes to activate the nameplate. As the nameplate lit up, she felt the ground slightly tremble, and a female voice sounded in the air: “Congratulations to Su Xiuxue from Tian Chen Sect, Bai Suiyou from Guicheng, Qin Wanwan, Jian Xingzhi and Nan Feng from ‘No Sect’* …… “
[T/N: Again, the name was said in Chinese but I changed it to English for better understanding.]
The words of the voice couldn’t be finished when they heard a loud boom, interrupting the female voice.
Everyone’s movements stalled, all perceived this loud noise abnormal. Ji Wuyou looked up at the sky and instantly stopped fighting. Turning around, he rushed toward his manor.
Jian Xingzhi saw him running to his manor, thought something and immediately followed him.
A man and a chicken ran towards the manor. All the animals and people inside the whole Secret Realm were looking towards the sky, the surroundings became strangely quiet.
A few moments later, a crack suddenly began to appear in the sky, like a piece of porcelain breaking. Nan Feng’s eyes widened as he shouted in astonishment, “The sky …… sky cracked!”
Qin Wanwan looked at the sky, she felt something stirring inside her body, as if responding to something.
Su Xiuxue turned her head to look at Nan Feng and suggested, “Try crushing your name tag.”
Nan Feng hesitated, “If I crush it, won’t I be out of the Secret Realm? I ……”
“Nan Feng,” Qin Wanwan stared at the sky where the small crack was slowly getting bigger and ordered, “just do as she says.”
Nan Feng sniffed, and reluctantly pulled out his name tag. He gave strength to his hand and tried to break the name tag. But he froze the next moment and stared at the name tag with a confused expression.
“What’s going on?”
“The exit to the Secret Realm is blocked.”
Su Xiuxue said while frowning her brows tightly.
Just as everyone was thinking what was going on, Ji Wuyou rushed into the manor and kicked on the gate. With a click, the whole courtyard instantly brightened. The light spread all the way around the forest. Ji Wuyou stood on the roof of the manor and shouted: “cock-a-doodle-doo!”
This shout was like a call, all the beasts surrounding the manot began to run wildly towards the manor which was now glowing brightly.
Jian Xingzhi, who followed Ji Wuyou into the manor, saw him shouting at the surrounding spirit beasts and narrowed his eyes. After the chicken finished shouting, he turned his head to look at Jian Xingzhi and said seriously: “There seems to be a change outside, the energy supporting the Secret Realm was suddenly drained, so the Secret Realm will soon collapse. My spell formation is only enough to protect the spirit beasts, if you want to live, hurry up and leave the Secret Realm.”
Saying this, Ji Wuyou sat cross-legged on the roof, closed his eyes and began to guide the spell formation. The small cracks on the sky started to grow bigger and bigger as the sky started to fall in big pieces. The aperture began to change from transparent to a glazing texture and slowly began to sink. Su Xiuxue turned her head and shouted to the group, “You guys get out of here.”
“How can we leave?” Qin Wanwan was so anxious that she couldn’t understand a thing. Su Xiuxue at that moment pulled out a white bead from her sleeve’s pocket and said, “I will open the Secret Realm for you, so leave the place as quickly as possible.”
“Then what about you ……”
Qin Wanwan wasn’t able to finish her sentence, when she suddenly felt the energy close to the Divine Transformation Stage diffusing in the surrounding area. Su Xiuxue infused the magical bead with her spiritual energy and threw it to the sky. The beads instantly formed a black vortex in the sky as the voice of Xie Lutang was heard from Su Xiuxue’s mouth echoing throughout the Secret Realm: “Fellow competitors, the Secret Realm is about to collapse, please evacuate the area immediately. “
As he spoke, the white clothes on ‘Su Xiuxue’s’ body turned to purple and her body took the shape of a tall and slender man.
Jian Xingzhi froze, and then spoke out with certainty, “I knew it!”
He guessed right!
Xie Lutang ignored him as he turned his head to look at Qin Wanwan and urged “Let’s go.”
Saying that, Xie Lutang raised his hand and made a cut in the middle of his palm with the sword in his hand and began to draw a spell formation with his blood. He raised his sword and inserted it into the spell formation, after that, he sat down cross-legged on the ground and poured spiritual power into the spell formation. A pillar of light instantly rose from the spell formation straight to the clouds, but only after going halfway, it seemed to have exhausted itself and stopped growing.
Jian Xingzhi saw his intention and smiled: “Does Xie-daojun need any help?”
“No need.” Xie Lutang closed his eyes as he said, “This is a matter for the Tian Chen Sect, you should also leave quickly.”
Qin Wanwan didn’t say anything, she saw the sky falling down little by little as if someone was pressing it down. Many cultivators flew from the forest towards the vortex in the sky. She knew Xie Lutang made the pillar of light so that it could support the falling sky and the people inside the Secret Realm could leave it in the meantime. But the height of this pillar of light was short and it didn’t reach the sky. If it failed to support the sky, then Xie Lutang might not be able to leave smoothly by then.
Qin Wanwan thought about it, pulled out the long sword from the side, raised her hand to cut her palm and draw a formation in the air.
Jian Xingzhi saw her movement and couldn’t help but be amazed. He looked at the formation she drew in mid-air and thought, although she just started drawing the formation and it was a bit out of shape, he could still vaguely see that it was a spell only found in Immortal Realm.
Before when he found out that Qin Wanwan could use spells of Immortal Realm, he didn’t think much of it. People of the cultivation world occasionally used the spells of Immortal Realm for their convenience, so whenever they were in a bizarre situation and he saw her using these spells, he thought it was completely normal. But the spell she was using now was a high level spell of Immortal Realm and only a few immortals knew it.
This kind of spell absorbs the spiritual energy of the person who draws this. He could understand her intention but the spell she was drawing was painted very crookedly. Unable to see her struggle any longer, he raised her hand to grab her hand.
Spiritual power was poured into Qin Wanwan’s hand, he moved her finger in the air and guided her: “You have to draw like this.”
The pain in Qin Wanwan’s hand was so much that it made her forget that her hand was being held by Jian Xingzhi. She simply ignored the matter and continued to draw the spell formation with Jian Xingzhi’s guidance. After drawing the formation with all of her willpower, she pressed it to the ground. Another pillar of light shot towards the sky and immediately helped up the falling sky.
Xie Lutang at that moment opened his eyes and looked at Qin Wanwan across the pillar of light.
The young girl’s eyes were bright and clear in the light, as if thousands of stars were sparkling on the surface of a calm lake.
“Daoist Xie,” Qin Wanwan said, “this spell formation can expand your spiritual power. I have nothing else to help you. I can only help you up to here, take care.”
“Daoist Qin ……” Bai Suiyou watched as Qin Wanwan’s spiritual power kept pouring in and couldn’t help but remind her, “Wait a moment, you have to go to the Sword Mound …… “
The so-called Sword Mound was actually a huge hill made of swords, where the ten cultivators who passed the hurdle of Secret Realm were given the opportunity to choose a sword for themselves. Choosing a sword from the Sword Mound was more cruel than passing the Secret Realm. One has to use every last bit of their spiritual energy to control and connect themselves to the chosen sword. If one’s spiritual power is used to its limits and it couldn’t support the power of the chosen sword, it may backfire on that person.
Qin Wanwan didn’t care about these facts. She finished drawing the spell formation and stood up from the ground. Patting her clothes, she looked at Jian Xingzhi and nodded, “Let’s go.”
Jian Xingzhi didn’t say anything and just raised his hand and waved. The sword tied around Qin Wanwan’s waist flew towards him, he simply pulled Qin Wanwan who pulled Nan Feng with her, and flew directly to the sky.
The surrounding cultivators from the forest ran from all directions to the vortex in the sky. Jian Xingzhi flew towards the vortex with Qin Wanwan. Qin Wanwan was squatting on the shoulder of Nan Feng who had transformed himself into a big fire ant. Standing beside her, Bai Suiyou was worried as he spoke up with concern: “Fellow Daoist Qin, please do not rush to the Sword Mound to choose the sword and wait a little bit. If you don’t rest and recharge your energy, it may backfire and you may get injured.”
“Don’t worry,” Jian Xingzhi flew in front of them and said carelessly, “I will help her.”
He would like to see which sword spirit dares to make trouble in front of him.[T/N: So arrogant, oh…]
Bai Suiyou was surprised, Jian Xingzhi didn’t care about him and led Qin Wanwan to the mouth of the vortex. Bai Suiyou was the first to jump into the vortex. But Jian Xingzhi didn’t jump in and stopped not far from the vortex.
Qin Wanwan didn’t understand why Jian Xingzhi suddenly stopped. Jian Xingzhi glanced at the pillar of lights, one looking like a thin bamboo and the other at the verge of dissipating. He stared at the pair of light pillars and said to her, “Qin Wanwan, you just gave up a lot of spiritual power to Xie Lutang, how would you choose a sword in the Sword Mound now? Wasn’t it important to you?”
“Even if I can’t choose,” Qin Wanwan smiled, “can a sword be more important than human life?”
Jian Xingzhi nodded, after thinking for a moment, he looked back at her as he said seriously, “Qin Wanwan, I have helped you many times and taught you so many things. Have you ever thought about how you want to repay me?”
Qin Wanwan froze, and in that instant, countless guesses came to her mind.
What does it usually mean when a man asks a woman to return the favor?
In this kind of dog blood plot drama, a woman’s repayment of gratitude to a man was something more than just repayment. Knotting the ribbon of fate between them and promising the woman’s body to the man.
But why is he suddenly saying this?
Could it be that ……
The most beautiful woman in his heart was the original her, and he probably had a crush on her. He wants her to return the favor, did he already guess she was the Qin Wanwan of the Immortal Realm?
No, no, no, she never said she was the immortal fairy Qin Wanwan. He should not have known this. Then was he saying this kind of thing because she had changed her face? And that he wanted her to be the substitute of his crush?!
It should not be so, this Long Aotian didn’t seem to have any kind of fetish, could it be he was in love with the current her?!
Countless possibilities ran through in Qin Wanwan’s mind, Jian Xingzhi waited for her answer. Seeing her still not answering and the wavering pillar of light in the distance, he suddenly spoke up.
“I’ll give you two choices.”
“What …… what choice ……” Qin Wanwan’s heart beat a little faster as she swallowed.
She had thought of it, she wouldn’t give herself to him, she would never be the substitute of…..herself!!
Even if it was a momentary impulse of his and he only wants her for a period …… then …… then she would also politely refuse. After all, his brain circuit was not very good, she still wants to find a good man……
Just like Jian Xingzhi when he doesn’t hit people or act arrogantly……
Handsome, powerful, cool, the perfect epitome of male gods. If only he had a leash on his temper.
This optimized version of Jian Xingzhi was better than the original Jian Xingzhi. She still wouldn’t have any problem entering the marriage with him if he just changed a little bit.
If he just became a little bit calmer, he would be Xie Lutang. But this Long Aotian’s…… behaviour was like he just finished elementary school. She, who was the top beauty of Immortal Realm, would never marry someone like him.
After thinking back and forth for a while, Qin Wanwan made a decision; she would just flatly refuse his offers. Just as she was ready to hear his conditions, she heard Jian Xingzhi opening his mouth: “recognize me as a Father or Master.” He grabbed her wrist and said seriously.
A row of black dots passed through Qin Wanwan’s head. She was so shocked that she forgot to respond. Seeing her staring blankly at him, Jian Xingzhi simply threw her in the whirlpool of vortex as he shouted, “you should think about it carefully and reply to me at the Sword Mound. When I come back, you must answer me! “
The whirlpool swiped them in, Nan Feng hurriedly grabbed Qin Wanwan’s shoulder who was about to fly away in the vortex in a deadly grip. Qin Wanwan felt as if she was thrown into a washing machine, as her surroundings began rotating again and again like a boomerang.
Qin Wanwan was thrown out for the third time by Jian Xingzhi. After landing outside the vortex, her mind finally started working and she realized what Jian Xingzhi said. She was so angry that she couldn’t help cursing out loud in the vortex.
“I recognize your father!!!”
Jian Xingzhi: “I have a crush on you.”
Qin Wanwan: “This …… is not good, right?”
Jane Xingzhi: “Call me father or master, you have to choose one.”
Qin Wanwan: “……”
Supporting Male Lead A: “Senior, I am sincere to Wanwan …… Can’t you see it?”
Supporting Male Lead B: “Senior, Wan Wan and I are a match made in heaven, can you set our wedding date?”
Supporting Male Lead C: “Senior, you said Wan Wan to call father or master. How about I choose you as my father-in-law?”
Jian Xingzhi: “If you call me senior again, I will knock your heads off.”
Supporting Male Leads: “Then what should we call you?”
Jian Xingzhi: “I’m Qin Wanwan’s dual-cultivation partner, remember these five words properly.”
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