Translated by lickNick of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Liu Si Qian stared at him, stunned. This person in front of him reminded him of another person in his memories. In that fight he did not wish to remember, that person also stood in the hall of Yu Lu Men with his head slightly pointing down. Wu Qian Yuan, the head of Yu Lu Men, was decapitated. That person was carrying his head.
Those eyes of the head were still opening lifelessly. Blood dripped from that person’s sleeve and formed a red puddle on the ground. He was looking around him with monstrous eyes.
Liu Si Qian met his eyes. That feeling of coldness and blood-thirstiness made him feel his heart tensing. He was so scared that it was as if he had been stared by a huge beast.
Xia Yi recovered from the shock at this moment. Seeing that everyone was looking behind him with terrified faces, he quickly waved and said, “We are friends. We are all friends. Don’t panic. He is not a bad guy. He is my wife.”
“Wife?” Liu Si Qian suddenly came back to his senses. He looked at Gu Wen Zhu and then looked at Xia Yi. He was confused and could not respond.
“Right. Wife. This is also the person who had been mistaken by Cheng Ming as the immortal honourable leader Ciang Yi.” Xia Yi hurriedly explained.
“Then how did he get his powers? He had just defeated a few of my apprentices and had them blown away. Even I myself did not have the time to see it clearly.” Liu Si Qian was still a bit absent-minded, having a hard time to believe what had just happened.
I don’t know either. My dog has turned into a mythical beast. Radishes have turned into fruits from the heavens. Then I guess my man turning into ultraman is perfectly fine.
These are all because of the fact that I am the chosen one.
Xia Yi thus turned back to look at Gu Wen Zhu. He was tense and staring at the people around him fiercely. Xia Yi immediately soothed him with a soft voice, “Zhu. Zhu. It’s alright. It’s safe now. It was a misunderstanding just now. Please don’t be mad.”
“Misunderstanding? They almost killed you. You called that a misunderstanding?” Gu Wen Zhu spoke word by word in anger. His eyes were turning red again. His whole body was shaking slightly due to his fear of losing Xia Yi.
With Gu Wen Zhu intending to fight again, Xia Yi knew that this did not look good. With everyone watching, Xia Yi hugged Gu Wen Zhu’s waist tightly and said quickly, “Babe. We are all friends. They are all my fellow apprentices. They didn’t mean it.”
Those apprentices who had been blown away had stood up with support and stumbled to them. They anxiously bowed and apologized to Xia Yi, “Xia. It is all because of our ruthless approach. We didn’t ask if you are really from the demonic world and drew our swords too quickly. We almost hurt you.”
“It’s fortunate that this man had blocked us, or else we couldn’t absolve ourselves from the blame of what could have happened.”
After saying so, they bowed deeply with folded hands. They grind their teeth while doing so due to the pain caused by some hurted parts, but they did not dare to make a noise.
Gu Wen Zhu looked at Xia Yi who was hugging him tight. He saw his eyes were filled with anxiety. Gu Wen Zhu thus had his anger slowly die down and himself calming down. Although his expression was still stern, he did not seem ready to fight anymore.
Xia Yi sighed in relief.
“Xia. Is this a he? He is your wife? Do you mean his name was wife?” Qing Hui observed Gu Wen Zhu over and over again without blinking, making sure that this man in front of him was indeed a man, asking those questions that were troubling him.
Xia Yi was too lazy to explain, so he simply said, “Male. His name is Gu Wen Zhu. My wife.”
Liu Si Qian jumped down from the gourd, walked to Xia Yi, and talked in a lowered voice beside Xia Yi, “Is, is this really your wife? He had been transported here as well?”
He looked at that huge and tall figure of Gu Wen Zhu, who was with a stone-cold face, and spoke out that word ‘wife’ with difficulty.
“Right. He came here with me. He was located here as soon as he arrived. He didn’t know your herbs and thought that those were only wild grass, so he thought to grow some food for 25 points of land.” Xia Yi explained, his voice becoming lower and lower.
Liu Si Qian hence turned to look at the ground. Looking at the soil which had been turned up by Gu Wen Zhu, looking at those herb roots that had been destroyed into pieces, his face began to twitch, his mouth started to tremble. He hurried and ran to a ridge, stumbling on his way. He picked up those left pieces of herbs and held them in his palm, trying to put them back together.
Finally he put them down hopelessly and covered his face with his hands. He said, sobbing, “These are my Mu Ge. My Mu Ge. I had been stuck with my cultivation for long and hoped to break through with these Mu Ge. I had been waiting for them to bud for a few decades. They are all gone. They are all gone.”
“Elder. I am sorry to have destroyed your herbs. I don’t know how I can compensate for this. You can grow them again. Zhu and I would look after them for you for a few decades to grow them back.” Xia Yi was full of guilt. He froze at the spot, without knowing what to do.
In view of him like this, Gu Wen Zhu held his fingers and said to him softly, “It’s okay. If you have to stay here, we will do it together, no matter how many years we have to stay.”
“Don’t be deceived by Liu Si Qian.” 179, who had been silent all along, spoke, “What kind of herbs is this? A few decades? Pooh. The bunch you grew and sold to the military camp last time cost only a few copper coins for a catty.”
“I didn’t grow any Mu Ge. What is with that few copper coins for a catty? Don’t speak of this nonsense at this time. I am thinking of a way to compensate for Liu Si Qian.” Xia Yi was not happy about 179 sticking his head out right now.
Why is he not even considering the current situation he is in.
“It’s not nonsense. How can these onions change their name and turn into some magical herbs? Are you really not seeing this or have you become crazy?” 179 said as if he had been wronged, “We had grown so many of them and Gu Wen Zhu had sold them to the military camp in the city.”
“Onions? These are our onions?” Xia Yi swiftly asked.
“Yes. These look exactly like those leaves of the onions that we had grown before.” 179 said discontentedly, “I was in the farmland with you everyday. We served those onions together. I remember it vividly.”
Xia Yi was confused. The leaves of the onions were not like these as he could recall. Those were more like scallions instead of these herbs that looked like some grass.
Then he thought, is 179 seeing Kirin and the fruits of the heavens differently?
“Right. I have stored a lot of onions in the system storage space. Give me one.” Xia Yi told System.
Just when he finished his sentence, he had a purple fruit as big as an egg in his hand. It was dark in color with some scales on it. Some light was glittering under the scales.
“Hey. See. Onions.” 179 spoke with annoyance, “This Liu Si Qian just wanted to deceive you guys. He wanted you two to look after his lands for a few decades.”
179, you are good.
The figure of Liu Si Qian here was about to collapse. He wanted to turn against Gu Wen Zhu, but he could not scold him seeing him standing fiercely with his face looking like Ciang Yi.
And then he recalled that his husband was Xia Yi, who had been helping so much in the utopia. Xia Yi was almost killed by the apprentices of the sect. He was then further restrained from blaming them.
But when he looked at those damaged herbs all over the place, he felt that his heart was as if burnt by hot fire. There was something stuck in his throat, making his face change between purple and white. He breathed rapidly like a blowing machine.
“Elder Liu. Please see what this is?” Xia Yi said suddenly.
Liu Si Qian looked at Xia Yi with all the emotions, then he was drawn to stare at the purple fruit in his hand.
“Mu Ge? This is Mu Ge?” He screamed unbelievably. He walked towards Xia Yi at high speed and took that onion from Xia Yi’s hands to put the fruit in front of him, observing closely. After identifying it for a while, Liu Si Qian was astonished, “It really is Mu Ge.”
He looked at the destroyed land and asked Gu Wen Zhu immediately, “Have you dug this out from my land? It’s not possible. My Mu Ge had only been budding and still needed a few decades to blossom. Until they grow fruits, we still need a few hundred years of time.” There was immense confusion in Liu Si Qian’s words. Liu Si Qian then turned to Xia Yi, saying in a fast pace, “Xia. Where is this fruit of Mu Ge from?”
Onions, onions. You have saved the lives of me and Zhu. Xia Yi discreetly exhaled in relief.
Now the two did not have to stay for a few decades, protecting the herbs of Liu Si Qian for the rest of their lives.
Relieved, a smile appeared on his face, “This? I grew it.”
“You grew it?” Liu Si Qian was shocked, then he began to doubt it, “How old are you? How can you farm Mu Ges which require a few hundred years to grow?”
“If you do not believe it. I still have a lot.” Xia Yi said casually.
“How many do you have?”
“Approximately… more than thirty catties.” Xia Yi replied, unsure.
“More… more than thirty catties?” I didn’t hear it wrong. Did I? He used catty? Liu Si Qian’s face became serious again, “Xia. No joke. I am asking you.”
“I am answering you. Okay. Then I will think about this.” Xia Yi frowned and tried to remember. “I was wrong. It’s not more than thirty catties.”
Liu Si Qian sighed slightly, that’s right.
“We have sold those catties. I have three acres land of production in my storage. That should be a few hundred catties?” Xia Yi calculated, frowning. He was not good at Mathematics his entire life.
Gu Wen Zhu was clueless, but he did not show any signs about it. Then, Kirin silently walked towards him and lied down beside him without anybody noticing. It tilted its horn to one side and rubbed against Gu Wen Zhu’s leg with the other side of its face. Gu Wen Zhu thought that it was his dog at home, so he used his hand to pat it.
Kirin closed its eyes comfortably and licked his palm.
With a few pats, Gu Wen Zhu found that the feeling of the touch was not quite right. He looked down to it and was startled. He remembered that Xia Yi rode this thing and arrived at this place. He was too excited just now and did not look closely. But when he did so, isn’t this weird creature some monster from the mountains?
Kirin had been stunned by Gu Wen Zhu’s reaction as well. It saw Gu Wen Zhu looking at it with a strange look and a hoe tightly held in his hand, making it whine affectionately. That whining sounded like the sound of a thunder exploding. Gu Wen Zhu became nervous. He slowly walked closer to Xia Yi with his hoe and stood between Xia Yi and Kirin.
After hearing Xia Yi talking about the hundreds catties of Mu Ge, Liu Si Qian was in shock and had lost interest in them. He only waved his hand resignedly and did not want to ask any more questions. Xia Yi saw him looking at that onion lovingly, reminding him of the present received from Meng Wan Zi when he got married.
No wonder Qi Zhou fixed his eyes on them at that time.
“Elder Liu. Please count how much loss you had because of Zhu. You can keep this one for now. I will compensate the others for you.”