Chapter 255: BaiLi TianYi
Translated by Kollumceti of Exiled Rebels Translations
“Elder Brother Ling, we’ve been waiting for you for quite some time. Why did you take so long to come out?”
The harmonious atmosphere between You XiaoMo and Ling Xiao was broken by Xu Yun. He could not stand the sight of them talking and laughing together and found the sight aggravating.
Ling Xiao looked back and saw Xu Yun’s expectant expression. He smiled and replied, “Why are you guys still here? Never mind, I have some things to do later, you can all leave now. The points will be divided after everything is sold. Since that’s covered, we’re leaving first.”
Without waiting for a reply from Xu Yun and the others, Ling Xiao left with his arm around You XiaoMo’s shoulders.
After they walked out of sight, Xu Yun became positively apoplectic. Worried that he would do silly things, the people beside him stopped trying to coax him away.
When they could not see the onlookers, You XiaoMo brought up his burning question, “How do you know that Xu Yun?”
“Are you jealous?” Ling Xiao chuckled and asked.
“Who is jealous, I’m just… …” You XiaoMo quickly refuted, “You attract too many people. It’ll make things very troublesome for me.”
This statement is clearly saying that he was jealous!
Ling Xiao straightened and lazily said: “You don’t have to bother about him. Xu Yun only approached me because he wanted a supporter. Although the Xu Family is a little famous in Yan City, their strength is not even half of one of the four great clans. This generation of disciples are nothing great too, so they need to urgently win over the promising young students in the academy.”
You XiaoMo suspiciously looked at him and replied, “It’s really just like that?” It didn’t seem like the matter was as simple as what Ling Xiao said, that Xu Yun was only sticking close just to win him over. He could tell that Xu Yun obviously liked Ling Xiao.
Ling Xiao embraced and ravaged him a few times, “Of course it’s true. Many things are not as simple as their appearances imply. What you see may not necessarily be the truth.”
You XiaoMo immediately slapped his hand away and nearly knocked Ling Xiao’s mask off. Fortunately he still had his rationality. But, no matter whether things were really just as Ling Xiao said, You XiaoMo still felt that he had to get him a new mask. Reminded of this matter, he immediately grabbed Ling Xiao and started running.
However, he was soon restrained by Ling Xiao who asked, “Where do you want to go?”
You XiaoMo replied without turning back: “The sales area for the daily necessities.”
Ling Xiao stroked his chin, “What are you going there to do?”
“To buy a new mask for you.”
“Isn’t the one now pretty nice?”
“It’s because it’s too nice.”
“So I’m going to buy the ugliest one for you.”
This really was too adorable!
Looking at the youngster dragging him along, Ling Xiao nearly broke out into laughter a few times. Sure enough, jealousy was a good look on him. A certain person cannot help but think about this issue, should he make him jealous a few more times?
They reached the sales area after half an hour.
Since most students brought the things they needed, and there were few who would deliberately spend points to buy these, there were not many stalls selling daily necessities. But with perseverance, You XiaoMo finally found a mask that was stuck at the bottom of the pile.
The mask was brown in color and its biggest feature was that it was as ugly as an ogre. So it was called the ‘Ogre Mask’.
Without raising any objections, You XiaoMo bought the mask. He searched for an empty corner and took off Ling Xiao’s silver mask, replacing it with the Ogre Mask.
You XiaoMo ginned while patting Ling Xiao’s shoulder, “Not bad, not bad, you’re much more handsome like this.”
Ling Xiao helplessly waved his hands, “Are you sure it doesn’t look ugly?”
You XiaoMo was in a very good mood, “What does it matter? Don’t tell me that you still need to depend on your beauty to survive in this academy?”
“Of course not.” Ling Xiao blinked at him, “You know that I always depend on force, but I don’t exclude others being attracted to me by their own choice.”
You XiaoMo immediately kicked him, “You narcissist!”
Ling Xiao dodged his kick, and lifted You XiaoMo’s chin with his index finger. While beaming, he said, “If I’m not narcissistic, how could I hook you, en?”
You XiaoMo suddenly blushed, and felt his heartbeat increasing.
My God! He was still able to feel something while seeing the Orge Mask. He was truly hopeless now.
“Enough chatting, I need to buy magic herbs.” You XiaoMo did not want to argue with him further. Ling Xiao was obviously the type of person to take a mile when you give them an inch. If he continued talking back, he was sure that Ling Xiao would get more and more shameless as he talked.
“Didn’t you go there recently?” Ling Xiao quickly caught up with him.
“I want to buy level five magic herbs.” Since he wanted to earn points, the TianLing pill and the Mental Purification pill were both absolutely necessary. If not for the fact that he could not bring out top grade magic pills in bulk, he would not have to waste his points to buy the herbs every day.
Ling Xiao suddenly stopped, and gave him a look-over. You XiaoMo had indeed advanced to a level five mage.
Not hearing Ling Xiao’s footsteps, You XiaoMo turned back, “What’s the matter?”
Ling Xiao took out a magic bag and carelessly threw it at him.
You XiaoMo caught it with a flabbergasted expression, and cautiously opened it. Seeing the things inside, he could not help but stare. “Why do you have so many low grade magic herbs?”
Ling Xiao replied, “Because I dug them up.”
Ling Xiao knew that he could not take out his high grade magic herbs, and he had to buy magic herbs every time he refined pills. Thus when Ling Xiao was in the mountains, he plundered all the magic herbs that he saw while on his way. Even he himself did not know what types of magic herbs were in the bag.
You XiaoMo gave the bag a little glance. There were a lot of low and middle grade magic herbs, and it happened that these were all the herbs he needed at his current level.
“But I’m still missing some others.” After finishing looking over it, You XiaoMo kept the magic bag. Although Ling Xiao dug up a lot of herbs, they were all unevenly matched, and there were only a few complete sets of herbs which can be used to refine pills.
Ling Xiao did not recognise magic herbs. But he was able to classify them based on the energy the magic herb contains. Thus You XiaoMo did not need to organise the herbs again. But the bag did not contain all the herbs needed to refine the two pills he wanted. So they still needed to go to the magic herbs sales area.
When they reached their destination, You XiaoMo saw the young man who sold magic herbs to him.
The last time they met, his stall was quite deserted. But this time, there was a crowd surrounding it, and it was very lively.
You XiaoMo’s impression of the young man was not bad, so he dragged Ling Xiao over.
“Tang YuLin, you had better not refuse a toast only to be forced to drink a forfeit. If I see you selling the magic herbs to him again, you won’t be able to survive in the academy.” The man with his back facing You XiaoMo kicked over Tang YuLin’s stall and venomously spitted out a warning.
(Refuse a toast only to be forced to drink a forfeit i.e to hesitate to do something until you’re being forced to do it)
Tang YuLin’s expression was very calm, as if the man standing in front was not trying to pick a quarrel with him, but was just here to buy magic herbs. Seeing his overturned stall, he also did not immediately bend down to pick them up, but expressionlessly said, “I do not like to drink.”
“Pu… …” Someone could not help but laugh.
The man fiercely glared in the direction of the person who let out a laugh. He then turned back to Tang YuLin, “It doesn’t matter whether you understand or not. This is my last warning. If you let me see selling magic herbs to him… …”
“Aha, what is going on? Don’t you know that you know that fighting is prohibited in the sales area?”
The man did not get to finish before a teasing voice interrupted him. Everyone looked towards the speaker, and found that it was a black robed young man standing at the periphery of the crowd. The young man’s traits were outstanding and his features were also quite handsome. Of particular note were his two sharp eyebrows that inclined towards his sideburn were unforgettable.
When the man saw the black robed young man, his legs turned into jelly, and he stuttered out the young man’s name, “Bai-BaiLi TianYi… …”
“Aha, so you recognise me ah, then it’s easier to handle.” BaiLi TianYi walked over, and wherever he passed, the crowd parted before him. This name was known to everyone in Ward B.
While the group of men were trembling, BaiLi TianYi had already walked over to Tang YuLin’s side. He reached out and held Tang YuLin’s shoulder, and with a raised eyebrow, he said, “What do you want to do to my people?”
The man immediately bowed, “Young master BaiLi, I didn’t know that Tang YuLin was under your protection. If I knew, I would not dare to touch him even if I had ten lives.”
BaiLi TianYi scoffed, “I do not care if you bully others, but since you’re bullying my people, you can’t blame me for interfering. Go back and tell Chai Zheng, if you have any grudges, find the main culprit and settle it with them. If I see this sort of thing again, be careful that his head doesn’t fall from his shoulders.”
“Yes yes yes, this small one will bear it in mind.” The man nodded again and again.
“Scram.” BaiLi TianYi flicked his sleeve magnanimously.
As if having gained amnesty, the men immediately scrambled away.
On the outskirts of the crowds, You XiaoMo looked at the young man with surprise, and found that he recognized him.
Ling Xiao saw him staring blankly at BaiLi TianYi and narrowed his eyes, “You XiaoMo are you being unfaithful?”
You XiaoMo pouted, “Stop talking nonsense. I recognize this person. Remember when you were duelling with Sun Zhe in the arena? He was standing beside me. I even heard news of you from him. Who would have thought that he was XiaoYu’s older brother?”
Ling Xiao still couldn’t accept this explanation but said, “He’s not a student from Ward B.”
You XiaoMo was astonished and replied, “Do you mean that he’s a student from Ward A?”
Ling Xiao nodded and smiled, “I heard that he will occasionally come to Ward B. It could be that this Tang YuLin is the reason he keeps coming over.”
Seeing that he stepped in to defend Tang YuLin, You XiaoMo felt that this is very possible. But the probability cannot be that big, ba. With a look, one would know that BaiLi TianYi was a very outstanding man. How can he keep running over here from time to time for another man? In addition, he heard that Ward A and B are quite far apart. Could it be that there is some sort of deal between them?
Seeing his face full of doubts, Ling Xiao smirked, “Continue watching and you will know.”
You XiaoMo nodded, and looked up again, only to find that BaiLi TianYi was walking towards them. He let out a smile, and opened his mouth to say two words.