Qin Wanwan’s traces were not difficult to find. After all, today’s fiasco in the daytime was quite big. Plus, Qin Wanwan was good-looking, even if her appearance was unkempt, if you ask anyone if they saw any beautiful girl pass by, they would immediately point the way.
The people sent by Jian Xingzhi asked people about Qin Wanwan’s whereabouts and followed the trail.
After taking the spirit stones, Qin Wanwan first went to buy clothes, then went to an inn, rented an expensive room and began to soak in hot water.
While soaking in the bath, Qin Wanwan used soaps to seriously rub her body, all the while 38 was still persuading her: “Master, be quick. You have to go and save Jian Zhiyan.”
“Save him?” Qin Wanwan felt that 38 could was simply too stupid and had no brain to think, “I have sent him to Feng Yalou, right?”
“But his bones are broken after all.”
“So what if his bones are broken? Can’t he still fight with his iron head?” Qin Wanwan gestured as she said, “You forget how he used his head to hit me and sent me flying to the ground? And so much time has passed already, he should be able to move.”
Qin Wanwan rubbed the mud from her body. Not waiting for 38 to speak, she waved her hand and said dismissively: “Forget it, I’ll go out in a couple of minutes. He isn’t a mortal so he should be fine. And the place where I sent him is just a small beauty house, they will at least wait until his bones are well before doing something. I’m afraid when he is completely recovered, he will destroy the place, rather than them doing something. Don’t worry, he’s definitely safe now.”
As Qin Wanwan said, she heard a knock at the door. She got up with her clothes on, pulled open the door and saw a black-clad teenager standing at the door. Qin Wanwan froze and could not help but ask, “You are?”
The teenager began to scrutinize Qin Wanwan’s appearance. Qin Wanwan had just finished bathing, so her appearance was very different from her mud filled face in the daytime. The teenager was so shocked seeing her appearance that he could not speak, Qin Wanwan coughed lightly twice as she called them: “Gentleman?”
“Oh, I’m here to deliver a message!” The young man finally came to his senses and remembered the reason he came here. He did not dare to look at Qin Wanwan again, lest he got entranced one more time and lowered his head as he said, “I am from the Feng Yalou House. Your Master is being tortured very badly and will be sold to someone else tomorrow. He asked me to tell you that tomorrow night, at the Hua Ling selection, you must come and rescue him.”
Hearing this, Qin Wanwan was shocked and a little suspicious: “My myaster is being tortured very badly?”
“Very badly,” the teenager nodded his head as instructed by Jian Xingzhi and tried to squeeze out some tears, “Very tragic.”
“What happened to him?” Qin Wanwan asked in detail, the teenager froze at the question and began to frantically think of the right words. While his mind was in a mess, Qin Wanwan continued to ask, “All of his bones are broken, how else is he being tortured?”
“That……” the teenager was sweating with anxiety, “Anyway, his situation is very miserable. By tomorrow, he will lose his chastity! Please hurry up and save him.”
With that, the teenager turned around and left without saying much.
Qin Wanwan saw the teenager run away and stood frozen at the door.
The system urged her: “Hurry up and save him! This time the female lead can’t back down! Retreating from the mission means deducting points. You have to go quickly and save him to earn more points ah!”
“Wait ……” Qin Wanwan pondered, “Let me think, even if something happened to Jian Xingzhi, with his temper, there is no way he will wait for me to rescue him, nor will he stay still to discuss with me.”
You have so much faith in him.
“Someone came to me to tip me off, I know he’s safe. But why didn’t he come to me himself?”
Qin Wanwan continued to analyze, 38 finally couldn’t keep up with Qin Wanwan’s thinking speed and simply gave up. Qin Wanwan on the other hand kept evaluating the situation as her index finger was tapping on the table: “There could only be two situations. First, he is really safe, but was forced to inform me for some reason, and needed to get me over him. If that’s the case, then it’s likely his system that is forcing him. According to his past mission habits, basically he is going to cause trouble and then let me solve it.”
Qin Wanwan thought about the pattern of his completing the tasks previously and slowly analyzed, “This time, I guess he is going to cause trouble and want me to take the blame. So I can’t go!”
“What about …… “38 curious, “the second situation?”
“The second one, is that something really happened to him ……”
Qin Wanwan murmured, she was shocked with her own evaluation, “This …… is unlikely, right?”
“What about the ten fifty spirit stones?”
38 was still harboring the idea of letting Qin Wanwan go check it out: “What if he really had an accident, what would you do?”
“Jian Xingzhi is in trouble ……” Qin was Wanwan a little afraid to think, but after forcing herself to think for half a day, she came to the conclusion –
“I can’t go to save him,” Qin Wanwan said, and immediately began to pack her things, “My strength is much worse than him. If he really has an accident that he can’t handle, then there’s no way I can help him. I have to hurry and escape Guicheng. Maybe I will find other ways to live comfortably.”
“The decision is…… not right, right?”
38 finally reacted, “Wait, you still have to complete the task!”
“It’s more important to stay alive than complete the mission. Let’s get out of town first, if he’s okay, he’ll definitely have to contact us when his mission deadline is close at hand. Even if he’s not okay, I’ll run as fast as I can.”
“But …… “38 hesitantly reminded her, “What if Jian Xingzhi really is in trouble, and is waiting for you to save him?”
Qin Wanwan’s movements froze.
“Let me think about it ……” Qin Wanwan put down the things in her hands and slowly sat down, “Let me think about it ……”
This thought, it took Qin Wanwan one full day to think about it.
Jian Xingzhi, in the meantime, shut down the Feng Yalou House for the time being. He was really uncomfortable with the behavior of those heralds inside, while the Feng Yalou House was closed, he spent his time in the morning training them till the afternoon. When the Feng Yalou House reopened, the atmosphere inside had completely changed.
The young heralds were kneeling in front of Jian Xingzhi, with straight backs and long swords hanging from their waists. Their hair was simply tied in a ponytail with a piece of cloth, their faces bare, without a speck of powder and make up. Except for their red eyes, because they cried a lot previously, they looked nothing like a group of heralds but martial arts students.
They never ever dreamed in a million years that they, the soft and delicate flower boys would have one day when they have to lift the sword, and become a wild man.
In the midst of such a tense atmosphere of Feng Yalou, the preparation for the Hua Ling competition was ongoing.
The Hua Ling selection was the competition that Qing Zhu was planning for a long time. Huanxi was responsible for all things, now that Qing Zhu is gone, Jian Xingzhi put all the responsibility of Hua Ling in the hands of Huanxi, and announced to the public that Qing Zhu is sick.
The venue for the show was already set up. As the afternoon sunset began to set, the guests came one after another. Huanxi was responsible for hospitality, and Jian Xingzhi, as a contestant, had to wait in the room to prepare for the competition.
He waited for a long time, for the people who went to inform Qin Wanwan.
But on the matter of whether to save him or not, Qin Wanwan thought about it for one day.
Qin Wanwan couldn’t help but feel that Jian Xingzhi deserves it, he killed her without any reason and destroyed her Silent Mountain, he wanted to return to the Immortal Realm, and so forced her to cultivate. She is now living such a miserable life, all because of him. Although he is a brainless fellow and has saved her a few times, she is not generous enough to give her life for him.
But thinking about this, thinking about his cheeky and arrogant temperament, knowing that his brain cells are dead, and now in a desperate situation, Qin Wanwan couldn’t help but feel pity on him.
All kinds of contradictions converge inside her, she thought left and right, and waited until nightfall. Even though she planned not to come, she still came near the Feng Yalou House and began to wander around.
In fact, the reason for her coming here was simple. She wanted to know if Jian Xingzhi was tortured by Feng Yalou, or he was torturing Feng Yalou himself. She just came to see if he was alright, and would leave as soon as she got her answer.
Although the chances of Jian Xingzhi being tortured by Feng Yalou was less, and controlling itself was high, deep inside, she couldn’t help but feel uneasy. She was afraid that Jian Xingzhi was at the verge of death, and would die the moment she appeared in front of him. So she didn’t dare to enter Feng Yalou.
But coming here for that “last dying breath”, Qin Wanwan felt that it was a bit irrational and inappropriate to gamble her own safety.
So Qin Wanwan kept wandering at the entrance of the Feng Yalou House, circling around and thinking of a solution but couldn’t find any.
Her real face is too striking, so she made it slightly ugly with the help of makeup. She looked only a few points better than average good-looking people.
But even so, she still looked too good-looking. People around couldn’t help but steal glances every once in a while. Not long after she appeared, two heralds dressed in black clothes came up to her and said in a cold voice: “Girl, don’t dare to run, go inside.”
“I …… I am not running,” Qin Wanwan felt like a thief standing in front of the intimidating looking heralds. She instantly became nervous and hurried to explain, “I just came to look. I didn’t come to do anything. I was just asking about the entry fee, I think its too expensive. “
Qin Wanwan found a reasonable explanation for her behavior of circling around and continued: “I want to go in, but I’m afraid it’s too expensive. How much is your entry fee?”
“10 ……5 spirit stones.”
The person who just opened his mouth, remembered something and lowered the original price of “10 spirit stones” to half price. “It’s cheap, go in.”
“5 spirit stones,” Qin Wanwan pretended to be calm, “a bit expensive, I’ll think about it again. Please don’t mind me, I promise I’ll think about it.”
Qin Wanwan waved her hand and walked away, continuing to panic in her heart.
She couldn’t help but ask herself, does she want to lose 5 spirit stones just to see if Jian Xingzhi is dead or not?
As Qin Wanwan was hesitating at the door, Jian Xingzhi was sitting in a room, being dressed and wearing makeup for the festival and was indifferently listening to the herald’s report: “Master, we sent someone to ask, but the girl said the entrance fee is a bit expensive, and will think again.”
Entrance fee is expensive.
Jian Xingzhi took two deep breaths and endured the rage as he said: “Find another reason, give her free entry!”
At Jian Xingzhi’s overbearing order, the small herder immediately bowed.
Qin Wanwan was still circling around the entrance when she was suddenly stuffed with two pieces of paper in her hand.
“Miss,” a small herlad called Qin Wanwan and handed her a white piece of paper as he said, “tonight you have earned a free coupon to enter Feng Yalou House. You won’t have to pay for any activities you do inside, even playing with small heralds.”
Qin Wanwan was a little confused holding the coupon in her hand, she asked, “Isn’t this a white paas?”
“That’s right,” the young herald nodded, “Don’t miss such an opportunity, hurry up and get in.”
Qin Wanwan listened to the herald, raised her head, and stared straight at Feng Yalou.
A moment later, she immediately returned the pass and turned around, “No need, goodbye.”
The little herald froze, he just looked at Qin Wanwan who walked a few steps forward pretending to be calm, and then suddenly ran directly into the alley!
Qin Wanwan ran extremely fast, as if someone was chasing her. 38 was puzzled as it asked: “host, free pass ah! What are you running for?!”
“Such a big piece of meat can’t never fall on my head. Free pass, they must be frauds.”
Qin Wanwan ran in the alley: “I thought about it, now there are only two situations. The first one is that little herald is sent by Jian Xingzhi, and is safe, and is still thinking of pulling me into a mess. The second is that Jian Xingzhi is already finished, they found me, then they two must be luring me over to monopolise me. I can’t fall for this, I’ll leave town and will avoid anyone from Feng Yalou. when I go back, I will prepare a spiritual tablet for Jian Xingzhi, and give him incense everyday!”
When Qin Wanwan ran away, the herald was confused, but he immediately ran back to the backyard of the Feng Yalou, and anxiously told Jian Xingzhi: “Master, not good, the girl has escaped!”
When Jian Xingzhi heard this, his breath was unsteady.
“Don’t worry, after all, she is my disciple, she must be feeling very guilty for leaving me behind.”
Jian Xingzhi gritted his teeth and said sarcastically, he was very very dissatisfied with the behavior of this rebellious disciple.
666 listened to Jian Xingzhi’s words, and bowed her head in shame: “Sorry, this female lead’s thinking is a little …… beyond my imagination.”
“Then against this extraordinary character, I can only use extraordinary means.”
Jian Xingzhi cupped his fist, raised his hand and slapped two piles of talismans on the table. After that, he turned his head and instructed Huanxi next to him, “Take my talisman, send out everyone in Feng Yalou House to capture Gu Beicheng. I want her to come to Feng Yalou House at any cost tonight.”
He could not use spells on Qin Wanwan, but others could still use his talisman.
The heralds got the command, immediately kneeled down on one knee, and shouted in response, “Yes!”
A few moments later, all of the heralds if Feng Yalou House moved to take Jian Xingzhi’s talisman and started to chase Qin Wanwan.
Two groups of heralds and guards, riding on spirit beasts, gave chase. Their appearance together looked as if a group of assassins had poured out.
Qin Wanwan went back to the inn to get her Qiankun bag, and immediately ran out after getting it. But just as she stepped out, she was caught up. She skillfully fled in the alley, as she was running, she didn’t forget to tell 38.
“I told you they were not simple! See, do they look like flower boys from a beauty house? They obviously look like an assassination organization!”
As she said that, she turned her head, but was immediately flipped on the ground as a talisman fell on her. When Qin Wanwan looked up, she saw a dozen talismans falling from the heralds’ hands onto her like rain. She was rooted on the spot.
The four heralds led by Huanxi jumped out from the shadows, they approached Qin Wanwan while smiling: “Miss Qin, tonight you two must enter the Feng Yalou House.”
You are forcing the customers here!
Qin Wanwan made a sound of grief, but her voice turned into a “woom, woomf, woomf!”.
Huanxi waved his hand and four heralds lifted Qin Wanwan up and walked out of the alley.
Qin Wanwan was buried in talismans and couldn’t move at all. When she was carried out, everyone looked at her curiously.
Huanxi didn’t feel anything, and even arched his hand towards the others to introduce her, “Feng Yalou has received its esteemed customers, this is our valuable guest for tonight.”
Enough, I don’t want to spread the word about my visit to a beauty house everywhere!
Qin Wanwan was carried by the heralds to the Feng Yalou House, and after being sent to the backyard, she was pressed to kneel on the ground. Once Qin Wanwan was released, she looked both left and right, only to see that the surrounding area was full of men, dressed in black, wearing swords at their waists, and looking extremely serious.
Qin Wanwan thought with her head bowed in grief.
“These people must be from a mercenary organization. Jian Xingzhi was hiccuped* here, what else can I even do?”
[T/N:Hiccups are a sudden, involuntary squeezing of the diaphragm, the main breathing muscle under the lungs. This squeezing action sucks air quickly into the lungs, snapping shut a valve (glottis) above the voice-box (larynx). This snapping makes the sound of a hiccup. Since this snapping is close to snapping heads, Qin Wanwan meant he was already snapped, aka, killed.]
The more she thought about it, the more scared she was. When she was agonising over her death, she heard footsteps coming from behind her. Qin Wanwan started to get even more scared, and before long, she saw two pairs of shoes embroidered with butterflies stop in front of her.
When Qin Wanwan saw the shoes, she froze and looked up. When her eyes looked up, she saw the youth wearing a light purple embroidered white orchid shirt, with long hair cascading down his back and looking at her with a cold gaze.
Qin Wanwan was stunned, and then she heard Jian Xingzhi sneering out.
“Sold me at fifty spirit stones, didn’t think of saving me but also wanting to run. I thought you and I have known each other for so long, we went through life and death, and were even considered master and disciple. But I didn’t expect you to do this. Gu Beicheng,” Jian Xingzhi gritted his teeth as he finished, “you are so cruel!”
Qin Wanwan: “……”
She lamented, this person is completely fine. Not only does he need saving, he was even worthy enough to force her to take all the blame.
The author has something to say: [Little Theater-1]
Two days before: The male lead taught the female lead the “Body repairing method” by breaking the female lead’s two ribs.
Yesterday: The male and female protagonists were begging in the street, and then the male protagonist was sold by the female protagonist.
Today: The male lead becomes a pimp; and the female lead is forced to enter a beauty house.
Summary: Their life is a bit exciting.
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