T/N: Some of the information in the previous chapters have been changed. I apologize to everyone for disrupting the flow of the story but I made a major mistake in translating and am now paying the price 😭. Please, please forgive me. I promise I won’t make any mistakes in the future. 🙏🥺
The words just fell, and Jian Xingzhi sent a series of fists towards Xie Lutang. His fist’s speed was extremely fast, Xie Lutang simply had no chance to fight back. He could only use his hands to block the fists and save his face as he backed up repeatedly.
Qin Wanwan rushed forward to pull Jian Xingzhi, and said urgently: “Master! It’s Xie-daojun! He’s here to help me!”
“Stop fighting, Daogun!” Nan Feng also peeked out from Xie Lutang’s arms, and anxiously shouted, “This is Xie-daojun ah!”
“Xie Lutang?” Jian Xingzhi was pulled by Qin Wanwan, before he had the time to say anything, he heard a cold cry from above them, “Grab the man!”
The moment the sound fell, a powerful spiritual energy rushed towards them. Jian Xingzhi grabbed Qin Wanwan and jumped to the side. The moment they stepped away, with a loud “boom!” the place they stood became a wide big hole.
Jian Xingzhi and Qin Wanwan didn’t have the time to breathe when a series of attacks of a powerful divine sense fell on them. Jian Xingzhi and Qin Wanwan ran while those spiritual energy of the divine sense chased them from behind, bursting like bombs every once in a while. The two rushed towards an open window, as Jian Xingzhi shouted: “Go!”
With that, he jumped out of the window together with Qin Wanwan and landed next to each other on the tile eaves. They quickly stood up, one ran left and the other ran right towards the outside of the city.
Xie Lutang hurriedly followed them with Nan Feng in his arms. Just at that time, a huge dragon made of spiritual energy followed them from behind. Three people and a pet were chased all over the city, Qin Wanwan and Jian Xingzhi didn’t forget to blame and scold each other while running.
“Why were you beating Xie-daojun? You won’t save me and won’t let others save me either?”
“Did I not throw you away? If I threw you, you could just jump to the side! He touched you inappropriately and you are still taking his side?” Jian Xingzhi had fires burning in his heart, “Do you still consider me as your Master?
“Please don’t argue ……” Xie Lutang listened to their argument concerning him and said with embarrassment, “It’s all a misunderstanding ……”
“Shut up, what misunderstanding!” Jian Xingzhi grabbed a tile and flung it towards Xie Lutang. Xie Lutang dodged to the side and jumped away, the tile flew past him and smashed on the dragon’s head. The dragon froze for a moment, and then exclaimed angrily: “You bastard dare to hit me!”
The dragon was completely enraged, and completely ignored the buildings in the city, and ran towards Jian Xingzhi, while destroying houses on the way. Xie Lutang raised his hand and recited a spell formation, he inserted his sword into the spell formation and immediately, dozens of swords made of light instantly flew towards the dragon. The dragon rushed towards Jian Xingzhi, breaking through the sword formation easily. Jian Xingzhi jumped high and raised his hand to throw over a seal. Avoiding the dragon, he turned his head and scolded Xie Lutang: “Are you not taught that men shouldn’t touch women inappropriately? If you wanted to save her, you could have just grabbed her collar, why must you wrap your hand around her waist? You didn’t even let her go after landing! And now you are saying it’s a misunderstanding?”
While he was busy scolding, the dragon rushed forward, and Xie Lutang swung his sword. His sword brushed past the dragon’s horns. Jian Xingzhi took the opportunity to slap the dragon’s head in the direction of Qin Wanwan.
“I’m not even complaining, why do you care so much?” Qin Wanwan saw the dragon’s head smashed over towards herself and panicked. Grabbing Yuan Ning sword, she condensed Qi on the sword and swung it to the dragon’s head and sent its head turn back towards Jian Xingzhi, “the emperor is not worried but the eunuch is anxious!*”
[T/N: It’s a proverb. It means the person involved isn’t worried but another person is.]
“I am your Master!” Jian Xingzhi kicked the dragon’s chin furiously and said, “Don’t I have to make sure you learn the right thing?”
“You have to be reasonable even if you are my Master!” Qin Wanwan jumped high and stuck another blow to the dragon’s head. Looking at him, she angrily rebuked, “You are saying as if you know what you are doing is the right thing?”
“Who thinks I’m not doing the right thing?!”
Jian Xingzhi grabbed the dragon’s head and twisted it in anger. They heard a ‘snap’, and the dragon smashed directly to the ground.
The familiar sound of opening another mission rang out. But Jian Xingzhi was already angry and completely ignored 666 as he said, “I’m doing exactly the right thing.”
Surprise mission: Assist a male with a face value of 90 points or more to “save the beauty”, in another word, the supporting female lead.
Current points: 1380
“Sorry ……” 666 said with embarrassment, “just now, the network was not good. So the system was delayed a little.”
Jian Xingzhi ruthlessly smashed his fist on the dragon’s head, as if telling it to shut up. The dragon trembled all over, crooked its neck upward with tears and its dragon claws twitching: “I …… I did not speak ……”
“That ……” Xie Lutang put away the spell and asked hesitantly, “Should we all run together or should just me and Qin-guniang run first?”
“You run the slowest.”
Jian Xingzhi glared at him, and without hesitation turned his head and ran.
Qin Wanwan looked apologetically at Xie Lutang and hurried to follow Jian Xingzhi.
At that moment, with a sharp cry of a bird, a white ribbon made of silk emerged from the Feng Yalou House and with a lightning speed, wrapped around Xie Luang. Xie Lutang was startled and tried to cut the ribbon with his sword. But a powerful spiritual force hit him in the chest. Xie Lutang vomited a mouthful of blood, then directly lost the strength to resist.
White ribbon dragged him back towards the direction of Feng Yalou House. Qin Wanwan sensed something was wrong behind her and suddenly turned around. When her eyes landed on Xie Lutang, she exclaimed loudly and didn’t hesitate to grab his hand: “Xie-daojun!”
Jian Xingzhi subconsciously turned back to grab Qin Wanwan. At that moment, the spiritual energy rushed towards Qin Wanwan. Jian Xingzhi raised his hand and condensed a sword formation, the spiritual energy and the sword formation ruthlessly collided together. In a flash, Jian Xingzhi’s sea of consciousness felt a sharp pain, the spiritual energy and Jian Xingzhi’s sword formation in the sky exploded. The three were pulled back to the Feng Yalou House. Jian Xingzhi whose sea of consciousness was hurt just now vomited a mouthful of blood.
Qin Wanwan let Xie Lutang go and held Jian Xingzhi. She immediately noticed that Jian Xingzhi’s body was cold and his spiritual energy was in disarray.
She made Jian Xingzhi lean in her arms, and used her spiritual energy to quickly channel the spirit energy back to normal that was running rampant in Jian Xingzhi’s body. Before she knew, they had entered Feng Yalou again, Qin Wanwan raised her head to sweep the surroundings.
Xie Lutang had fainted, and Nan Feng who was hiding in his clothes grabbed the edge of the coat with his legs. All of his six legs were trembling, he was visibly afraid.
The Feng Yalou House had completely changed from its festive atmosphere.
The original bustling lobby had been cleaned up, paper money was scattered on the ground. White cloth and white flowers were hanging all over the original festive lobby. Dozens of coffins were displayed in the middle of the lobby, as if it was a mortuary righteousness, to chill people’s hearts to its core.
Cuiliu and other people were respectfully standing in front of a room, the room was separated by a curtain. Qin Wanwan could feel that someone was sitting beside the other side of the curtain.
She didn’t dare to poke around what the person’s cultivation levels were. But from the respectful behaviour of Cuilu and others, who didn’t dare to sit, she was sure it must be the city lord of Guicheng, Hua Rong*.
[T/N: As you can see, the city lord is actually Hua Ring not Cuilu. I was completely confused with Hua Ling and Hua Rong and made such a big mistake. I’m sorry everyone. I promise I won’t make such a mistake in the future.]
“You,” the person behind the curtain spoke, his voice mellow, not giving any impression of it being a man or woman’s voice. He spoke very slowly, seemed to be very weak, but his words were snake-like cold, “Why did you come to my Guicheng?”
Xie Lutang had fainted, and Jian Xingzhi wasn’t in the position to answer. So the answer of this question, it was only Qin Wanwan who could give.
Qin Wanwan knelt on the ground, desperately thinking: “Because …… because ……”
“Because what?” Cuilu had a impatient frown on her face. Qin Wanwan immediately became nervous and hastily spoke: “Because of love!”
These words confused everyone. Qin Wanwan gulped, boldly began to round up the lies: “My master …… My Master admired the city lord for a long time. He heard that the city lord was recruiting male pets. So my master brought me over, because he wants to become the city lord’s male pet!”
Hearing these words, Jian Xingzhi’s barely opened eyes rolled.
The man behind the curtain laughed: “Become the male pet of mine? He knows me?”
Knowing, it was not possible to say that he knew.
Qin Wanwan grasped Jian Xingzhi’s sleeve to calm herself down and began to round up more lies: “Master doesn’t know the city lord, but he had long heard of the city lord’s great name, and also heard that the city lord has profound cultivation, is generous, righteous and looks like a heavenly fairy. So Master was determined to be the city lord’s male pet!”
Jiam Xingzhi leaned in Qin Wanwan’s arms to gather his spiritual energy. At first, he noticed how Qin Wanwan grabbed his sleeve to calm herself and felt a little pity. Thinking she must be scared now, he thought of later taking her to fight with someone to adjust her mood, lest she die of fear in future in this kind of situation.
But listening to Qin Wanwan selling him behind his back, he perceived the meaning of her words and couldn’t help but look sideways at Qin Wanwan with a shocked gaze.
What does she mean? What does it mean becoming the male pet? She is selling him without any sense of shame?
Qin Wanwan pretended not to see Jian Xingzhi’s shocked gaze, and continued to pour out more lies, “City lord, we Master and disciple really just simply want to improve our living conditions. There is no other reason to stay in Guicheng. We absolutely have no malice!”
“Improve the living conditions ……” Hua Rong laughed lightly at Qin Wanwan’s words, “Okay.”
Qin Wanwan and Jian Xingzhi both stiffened, and just as Qin Wanwan grabbed his sleeve, Jian Xingzhi immediately reached over and grabbed Qin Wanwan’s sleeve back.
No, he can’t be sent away, at this moment, he can’t lose his chastity ah!
Qin Wanwan sensed that Jian Xingzhi was afraid, but she was afraid too.
She began to pull her own sleeve to keep Jian Xingzhi from grabbing hers. If Hua Rong now looks at Jian Xingzhi and wants to take him away, she won’t be able to protect him.
Jian Xingzhi knew Qin Wanwan would surely sell him away, but he was even more unwilling to give up. He let her sleeve go and grasped her hand, Qin Wanwan, this time began to wrestle.
Both master and disciple began to secretly pull each other. While doing so, they waited for Hua Rong behind the curtain to speak, who seemed to be drinking tea and instructed Cuilu, “take that purple-clothed one away. Take good care of him. After recuperation, send him to my room.”
Jian Xingzhi and Qin Wanwan froze for a moment. The two looked at each other, and heard Hua Rong ordering again: “The other two, lock them up first for their trial another day.”
“Wait!” Qin Wanwan stood up straight and shouted.
Cuilu looked over with cold eyes: “What is it?”
Qin Wanwan hesitated and pointed towards Jian Xingzhi with trembling fingers: “My Master …… is this one.”
Jian Xingzhi was now sitting cross-legged on the side. He glanced at Qin Wanwan, and let out a cold smile before turning his head away, not paying any attention to Qin Wanwan.
Cuilu took a look at Jian Xingzhi and frowned: “The city lord did not like your Master.”
Jian Xingzhi sneered mockingly, “Heh.”
These women are blind.
Qin Wanwan didn’t dare to say anything else, she watched the people next to her carry the stretcher over, put Xie Lutang on the stretcher, and carefully covered him with white cloth, as if he would be carried to the cremation right away.
Nan Feng looked at Qin Wanwan, Qin Wanwan blinked at him, silently commanding him to stay with Xie Lutang. Nan Feng stiffened, but climbed into Xie Lutang’s clothes.
Xie Lutang was carried away, the guards then came forward to put shackles on Jian Xingzhi and Qin Wanwan. Cuilu put spells on them to seal their spiritual powers. After the seal was put, the guards pulled the chains and shouted: “Move!”
Jian Xingzhi and Qin Wanwan were both pulled up, seeing Qin Wanwan staggered by the pull, Jian Xingzhi raised his hand to stop the guard’s hand and looked at the guard with cold eyes, “Don’t seek death.”
“What my master means is,” Qin Wanwan hurriedly interjected before the guard could do something. She winked at the guard and said with a face full of seriousness, “he is very tender, please be gentle with him Big brothers, or he will die.”
The guard looked at Qin Wanwan’s face, faced with those watery eyes full of sincerity, the guard hesitated for a moment, and turned his head away. His cold voice turned a little soft as he said: “Move.”
Two people were pushed into the carriage made for carrying prisoners. Jian Xingzhi sat on one side of the carriage to meditate after entering. The carriage had wooden bars all around, so all the behavior of the people inside was in full view to the guards.
Qin Wanwan did not dare to disturb him, but was afraid of people watching her. So she huddled closer to the side of Jian Xingzhi and watched him meditate with an ugly face turning uglier by the second. When they reached the destination, Qin Wanwan didn’t even have the chance to ask him anything when the guards rushed to them and pulled them into the prison. Once inside, the guards handcuffed the both of them with a chain that was attached to the wall.
Qin Wanwan watched the guards leave and greeted them loudly, “Brothers, take care. Come often when you have time.”
The guards listened to her words and left with faster steps.
When the guard left, Qin Wanwan hurried to ask Jian Xingzhi: “How are you now?”
Qin Wanwan tried her best to help him control the spiritual energy that was out of control and knew that his sea of consciousness was damaged. By now, his spiritual power had almost been sorted out in an orderly manner, but the sea of consciousness was already in a mess.
Qin Wanwan knew that Jian Xingzhi had been using his sea of consciousness as a spiritual force to support himself.
“The strength of the divine sense is harder to cultivate than spiritual power. If you continue to consume like this, it’s only a matter of time before the sea of consciousness collapses.” Seeing his expressionless face, Qin Wanwan wrapped her divine sense around Jian Xingzh’s sea of consciousness and used one of the Silent Mountain Techniques to repair it for him.
She cultivated for two hundred years, her physical qualifications weren’t good so she could only cultivate her divine sense. Her parents had gathered many medicines and prepared many secret methods for her. It wasn’t much help for her but it may be useful to Jian Xingzhi to some extent.