Xie Lutang doesn’t smile much, so Qin Wanwan was used to his always gentle expression. But seeing him suddenly smiling so sincerely, she couldn’t understand what to do.
Qin Wanwan got a little shy. Not daring to look at Xie Lutang, she stammered, “I …… I wasn’t talking about this. It’s just that after doing so much tonight, you didn’t even ask what we’re doing ……”
“Is it something bad?”
Xie Lutang understood what she meant so he interrupted her. Qin Wanwan stiffened and hurriedly shook her head: “No, we won’t do anything bad.”
“Then why should I ask?”
Xie Lutang asked rhetorically, his warm eyes looking at Qin Wanwan: “I am willing to leave my sect to accompany you on the journey, because I trust your character. Since we are friends, you are free to explain yourself if you want, but I won’t ask too much. If there is a need for help, I will help.”
“But I ……” Qin Wanwan listened to Xie Lutang’s words, her heart filled with guilt, “It’s been you who have been helping me all along. I couldn’t help you with anything…… ”
“You have helped.”
Xie Lutang replied. Qin Wanwan didn’t understand, so Xie Lutang looked at her and said seriously: “when we were trapped in the Secret Realm, Guniang helped me in spite of her life. I, Xie Lutang will forever be grateful for your kind heart.”
“Ah,” Qin Wanwan remembered, and felt a little embarrassed, “it was just a little thing.”
“I’ve been cultivating in the Wen Xin Sect all along.” Xie Lutang’s expression became melancholy. “In the past, I had no friends. It’s my first time being around people. So if I offended you somehow ……”
“You didn’t,” Qin Wanwan waved her hand, “Xie-daojun is a very good person, extremely good.”
Xie Lutang froze, after a moment, his lost smile returned and he turned his head to look at the bright moon, “It’s late, foods should be eaten while they’re hot, I should leave.”
Qin Wanwan stood at the door and watched him walk away until Jian Xingzhi lifted the curtain and peeked out to call her, “Why are you still staring at him? Are you going to eat it or not?”
Qin Wanwan nodded and carried the lunchbox into the tent. Jian Xingzhi urged her before she could sit, “Open the box quickly. I’m hungry too, I want to eat.”
Before Qin Wanwan could do anything, Jian Xingzhi snatched the lunchbox from her hand, opened it and began to divide their portions on his own.
As he ate, he spoke to Qin Wanwan, his voice filled with care for her. “Oh, I forgot to tell you. Today when you danced, Xie Lutang’s ‘Favorable Impression’ towards you increased by one point. I also got ten points as a reward.”
“Really …… really ah?”
Qin Wanwan was surprised, Jian Xingzhi squinted at her and said: “Have a little confidence in yourself. That Wu Ming, he also had 40 ‘Favorable Impression’ towards you on the first day.”
Qin Wanwan was shocked, Jian Xingzhi nodded as he nibbled on a rabbit leg: “You have a pretty face and a good temper. So everyone likes you.”
Qin Wanwan was complimented by Jian Xingzhi till the corner of her mouth almost reached her ears. Jian Xingzhi took the bowl of porridge, poured half a bowl of porridge onto his bowl and urged Qin Wanwan: “You ah, quickly decide which target you want to capture. Xie Lutang is good, has decent character, and is also a sword cultivator. We sword cultivators necessarily don’t choose our partners because we are already strong enough, but he might make a exception for you. His Sword Intent is also pure. He should have a smooth ascension in the future.”
“Oh.” Qin Wanwan nodded, before asking cautiously, “Master, why do you think Xie Lutang is good, huh?”
Jian Xingzhi’s grip on the bowl tightened as he sullenly responded, “Well, I think so because you like him. I promised you to find the man that you like. So it’s more important than anything else.”
After saying that, Jian Xingzhi put down the bowl: “Forget it, your tent is too small and stuffy, I’ll go outside and meditate.”
With that, Jian Xingzhi flashed out of the tent. Although he said he would leave, he didn’t. Rather, he sat cross-legged just outside Qin Wanwan’s tent, like a guard of the heavenly gate.
With Jian Xingzhi guarding the night, Qin Wanwan felt extremely at ease. She sat on the bed and began to think about her future plans. As she thought, she understood that Jian Xingzhi was right. She has to think clearly, confirm the target she wants to capture early and quickly get all the points. Also help Jian Xingzhi get some points by fulfilling ‘Favorable Impression’ criteria.
As Qin Wanwan thought about it, she recalled one of Silent Mountain’s heart techniques.
This mind technique was originally used to reveal one’s secret thoughts. One can see the inside of their mind and the thing they desire. For example……
The person they like.
This mind technique didn’t help her much in the past. She just passed her days very idly so her mind was always an empty piece of block. Now that it’s occupied with miscellaneous things, she thought to try it out.
Making the decision, Qin Wanwan sat down cross-legged and began to use the mind technique.
She closed her eyes, entered her sea of consciousness, and after starting the heart method to run, she saw that the surrounding area of her mind seemed to be the same as before. Still foggy, empty and had seemingly nothing.
She began to sing the word “The person I like most” in her mind and began to walk around in the fog. She didn’t know how long she had been walking, before she finally saw a silhouette.
Seeing the silhouette of the person, Qin Wanwan was astonished and immediately rushed to catch up.
The silhouette of the person was vague and couldn’t be seen clearly because of the fog. Just the outline of the person from the back. Or maybe not the back but the front. The person was tall and slender. He was holding a longsword as his long sleeves were flapping in the wind.
Qin Wanwan ran quickly towards the figure. The surrounding fog was getting thicker and thicker, she ran hard to catch up. Just as she was about to reach the person, she heard a soft cry: “Beicheng.”
Qin Wanwan opened her eyes and saw Jian Xingzhi standing in front of her with a frown: “What are you doing? What kind of mind technique is this? Why was your sea of consciousness shaking so much?”
“Oh,” Qin Wanwan still hadn’t come back to her senses. The figure in her sea of consciousness was getting more and more vague. She desperately tried to recall the details but was unable to. After coming back to her senses, she assured Jian Xingzhi, “I’m fine.”
“It’s good that you’re okay.” Jian Xingzhi nodded, then showed a happy look, “I have good news.”
“Hmm?” Qin Wanwan became curious.
Jian Xingzhi said mysteriously: “Just now, the system went crazy and suddenly gave me 100 points.”
“There is such a good thing?” Qin Wanwan was shocked, and Jian Xingzhi nodded his head.
“I just asked, but it didn’t talk to me at all. I think it might have a problem.”
Jian Xingzhi seriously speculated as Qin Wanwan hurriedly told him, “Then you shouldn’t ask anything. What if this system comes back to its senses and suddenly takes back the points?”
Jian Xingzhi was scared by Qin Wanwan’s speculation. He quickly nodded his head and stopped thinking about it: “Come on, we should hurry up and go to Huangcheng. I’m afraid that Wu Ming would cause us trouble if we stay here too long.”
Qin Wanwan nodded. Jian Xingzhi took the chance of her absentmindness and quickly wiped her face and rinsed her mouth. After getting the basic daily points, he hurriedly took Qin Wanwan out.
Seeing that Jian Xingzhi completely stopped mentioning the 100 points, 666 breathed a sigh of relief and finally relaxed.
Fortunately, Jian Xingzhi didn’t pry further. Otherwise she didn’t know how to explain the reason why she suddenly gave 100 points to Jian Xingzhi.
The author has something to say:
Jian Xingzhi: “So why exactly did you give me this 100 points?”
666: “The Gift of Destiny, always clearly marked.”
Jian Xingzhi: “Speak human.”
666: “Have you been cranky and out of breath lately?”
Jian Xingzhi: “A little.”
666: “Medical expenses. Go see a doctor.”
Jian Xingzhi: “So the system also gives points for medical expenses for doing the tasks? Your system’s welfare package is quite good ah.”
666: “If…… If you are happy.”
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