Translated by lickNick of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
“Poor fellow, the medications scared him.” 179 was listening in silence but could not hold off his comment anymore.
Xia Yi counted by heart, adding up all the people transmigrated from the Qi Shan Sect, including these two, there were already four of them, “What’s going on with you? Why are you here?”
“We don’t know either. I was teaching Qi Zhou, suddenly everything spinned, then we are here. Recently my fellow apprentices have been discreetly investigating to see if they can find the magic circle around Qi Shan, but nothing has been found.” Meng Wan Zi shook his head in shame, “Of course, this is due to our incompetence, no others are to be blamed.”
“Master, it is the bad of the one who is making this circle. The source is unknown. How can you blame yourself?” Qi Zhou tried to ease his burden.
“179, you should be the one who feels ashamed. This is all because of your systems.” Xia Yi began to blame 179, “You guys caused the cultivators not to do their thing and go search for some magic circle all day long.”
System did not say a thing.
“Are you hungry?” Xia Yi remembered the most important thing.
“Thank you my friend, I am not hungry. With the demand of Tian Ji, everyone in the Qi Shan Sect has to eat three meals a day, without missing any of them.”
“Then did you have a hard time finding your way here?”
“I knew that there would be a large cornfield, and as soon as we arrived, we spotted the map you made.” Meng Wan Zi had planned ahead for the transmigration and looked confident.
When they were talking, the front door was pushed open. Gu Wen Zhu came in with half a boar on his shoulder.
“Zhu, you are back.” Xia Yi happily walked towards him. Gu Wen Zhu looked at him, grinning. Their lines of sight mingled together, creating a spark in the yard in an instant.
With Xia Yi getting closer, Gu Wen Zhu stepped back in a hurry, stopping him, “I am dirty, don’t come near.” Then he threw the boar onto the floor, making a huge slapping sound.
Qi Zhou frowned and swiftly moved back a few steps, he pulled out a clean handkerchief, and leaned down to clean his shoes which were as clean as the white snow.
Gu Wen Zhu finally noticed the two extra people in his yard. Judging by those familiar clothes and style, he could not help but look at Xia Yi with fear in his heart.
“This is Tian… Tian…” Xia Yi quickly introduced Meng Wan Zi to him.
“Meng Wan Zi, the Elder of TianXuan of Qi Shan.” Meng Wan Zi had been observing Gu Wen Zhu with fear in his heart as soon as he saw him.
“Qi Zhou, the apprentice of the Elder of TianXuan.” Qi Zhou was checking his shoes, he added without even looking up.
These believers of the Fang Xian Dao come one after the other. There are two of them this time around. When will they stop coming?
Gu Wen Zhu was in turmoil and his expression was looking gloomier.
“They just transmigrated here.” Seeing Gu Wen Zhu’s stern face, Xia Yi explained quickly.
Then, Qi Zhou put his handkerchief back and looked at Gu Wen Zhu. His expression changed abruptly.
“The honourable immortal leader.” Xia Yi helped him to say it out, “Mengie said that too. I thought that was his problem, but now, I begin to think that Zhu looks like your honourable immortal leader. He is a local who was born and raised here. He is not that leader of yours.”
“They do look alike, but he is not the leader. He’s different.” Meng Wan Zi murmured, “Cheng Ming is bad at recognizing people and directions.”
Qi Zhou nodded to acknowledge the fact, “I only had the pleasure to see the leader from afar once. They look really similar.”
“Alright, as Zhu is back, let’s start eating.” Xia Yi saw Gu Wen Zhu’s gloomy face and hurried his way to the kitchen to take the dishes out.
“Tian… Tian…” With Xia Yi leaving, Gu Wen Zhu wanted to say something to Meng Wan Zi and Qi Zhou but could not remember their names.
“Just call me old Meng.” Meng Wan Zi said.
“Yi is young and naive, he easily believes in others. But I am here. No one can deceive him anymore.” Gu Wen Zhu’s expression was cold, his eyes gave a chilly vibe with a fierceness among his brows.
Qi Zhou felt a heavy pressure coming at him as if it was solid. He could not move his feet nor make a sound, he had been pinned on the spot.
Gu Wen Zhu did not know he was giving him pressure. Seeing his speechless opponent’s pale face, he sneered and went back to his house.
With him leaving, the pressure went away. Qi Zhou exhaled in relief, with fear in his eyes.
“Master, is he the leader?” Qi Zhou asked with his voice lowered after a while.
“No.” Meng Wan Zi shook his head slowly, then fell into deep thoughts, “He is not the leader, but they look alike, there might be some connections between them.”
“I didn’t expect that there would be people like him in the utopia. Qi Zhou, I know you, you need to be careful about your words from now on. Don’t anger them.”
Qi Zhou had already stopped looking down at ordinary people. With his master’s exhortation, he quickly nodded, “Yes.”
Gu Wen Zhu was thinking while changing.
Yi now believes in these con men with all his heart. Even so, I cannot tell him the truth right away and break his heart. I have to slowly change his thoughts day by day.
As long as these con men are not doing anything to harm Yi, I can let them stick around for now.
Xia Yi was going back and forth to bring the dishes out.
Qi Zhou followed and went into the kitchen with his master’s signal, he carefully pulled up his sleeves and used his fingers to help take out the chopsticks.
His long white hair ribbon caught on fire when it touched the stove fire near the wall while he was making a turn, “Hm?” He took a breath in realization of the disaster, then he immediately blew air towards the stainless clean ribbon.
“Go outside, I am fine.” Xia Yi directly kicked him out.
Meng Wan Zi was already sitting in front of the table with his back straight, Qi Zhou went to the seat next to him.
Although the wooden stool in front of the dining table looked perfectly clean, he still pulled his handkerchief out to brush it repeatedly. Then he finally lifted up his gown to carefully seated himself on it.
When Gu Wen Zhu came out, the dishes were all on the table.
Xia Yi filled a bowl with rice and put it in front of Gu Wen Zhu, then he took Meng Wan Zi’s to fill it with rice. “Wait.” Qi Zhou raised his hand to stop him.
And so he pulled out a package wrapped in cloth. He unwrapped the layers of cloth and showed a clean white sparkling porcelain bowl.
“Use this.” Qi Zhou took out two bowls, then his eyes started to search the table like radars. “Xia, there is dust on the table leg. It needs to be wiped before dinner.”
After saying so, he stared at Xia Yi without blinking. His face was full of stubborness, as if he could keep doing a stare down with him until he wiped the dust or the end of the world.
“Ah, 179, we have an OCD cleaner.”
“I don’t like him.” 179 responded.
“Hm? Is he a ger?”
“Yes, his red spot is obvious. Didn’t you see it?”
“Doesn’t he know?”
“He doesn’t, heehee.”
Just when he planned to take out the cloth to clean the dust, Gu Wen Zhu placed his bowl onto the table with force, saying word by word, “If Mr. Qi is full, he can leave the table.”
Qi Zhou had been stunned by that fierceness and could only pull out his handkerchief again to clean the table leg as if he had been wronged.
Meng Wan Zi hurriedly put down his bowl and chopsticks to apologize, “Sorry, sorry, he has been like this since he was little. He didn’t mean it. He was like this back in the sect as well.”
“Understood. Understood.” Xia Yi quickly put an end to this when he saw Gu Wen Zhu’s sombre face. He had heard about OCD cleaners with heavy symptoms. The OCD could not help themselves with it either.
Qi Zhou carried a small portion of vegetables with chopsticks into his bowl, then he was not touching the dish anymore and ate the portion with small bites.
Xia Yi used his chopsticks to carry a piece of fish carefully and placed it in Gu Wen Zhu’s bowl.
Qi Zhou frowned when he saw the pair of chopsticks.
This fish was bought from the villagers this evening. It was fresh and meaty. Xia Yi bought two, he stewed a full pot with one of the fish and some tofu, and put the other one in the tank to feed it.
Gu Wen Zhu took the fish in his bowl and put it into his mouth, he nodded in appreciation, “It’s good.”
“Hm, the soup is good.” Gu Wen Zhu fed Xia Yi a spoon of soup with his own spoon.
Xia Yi made an acknowledged sound and swallowed.
Qi Zhou’s muscles between his brows could not stop twitching when that spoon came into his view.
Xia Yi picked up a piece of fish and put it into his bowl. He ate the fish belly and gave Gu Wen Zhu the remaining piece, “It is not tender here. I’ll give you this.” Gu Wen Zhu carried the fish with his chopsticks and ate it.
Blimey… Qi Zhou nearly could not eat.
“By the way, have you rescued your leader that day with everyone going out?” Xia Yi suddenly recalled the scene with all the apprentices flying in the sky just before he transmigrated back.
That scene had given Xia Yi a very great impact, all those swords and gourds flying in the sky blocking the light, it was magnificent to watch, better than all the movies with billions of budget for after effects.
Gu Wen Zhu held his chopsticks in the air, sighed. He shook his head resignedly.
Meng Wan Zi sighed. He lost his appetite with the topic being raised, he put down his bowl and chopsticks, “Our fellow apprentice has indeed been kidnapped. Unfortunately, not only had we failed to rescue him, more than a hundred of our men had also been captured.”
“What? More than a hundred men captured?” Xia Yi raised his voice in disbelief.
Meng Wan Zi nodded, then he hit the table heavily with his palm, making all the bowls jump as well.
“That is why we need to get back as soon as possible. I am worried that the fallen devils will approach Qi Shan again. They have kidnapped the leader, then all those apprentices. They are now full of themselves and may attack us once more during these times when we lack reinforcement and are low in morale.”
He looked at Xia Yi after finishing the sentence, “You are a Qi Shan Sect apprentice as well. We need you to check if there is a way to send us back quickly.”
“Yes, let’s send you back immediately. Where do you live? I will escort you back tomorrow morning.” Gu Wen Zhu continued the conversation coldly, with an emotionless face. Meng Wan Zi swallowed whatever he was intending to say back down with fear.