“She went out?”
As soon as Wei Junlan stabilized her standing position, she saw Qian Wanyu challenge a group of strange creatures with the strength of one person. Most of them seemed to have been attracted by the blood of the merman. After finding that the water barrier could not be broken, they retreated. The next thing they did was to focus all of their attention on the new creature in the sea.
However, the expected group attack did not appear. Just before Qian Wanyu swung her whip, one of the small creatures similar to a jellyfish was swallowed by the big-mouthed beast behind it. The scene was a bit bloody, and then another big fish ate it. The small fish swallowed shrimps and the large fish swallowed the small fish. Soon a civil war started and they started killing and eating each other. Soon there were only three creatures with relatively high intelligence left. They seemed to have reached an agreement without Qian Wanyu’s knowledge, standing in a triangle to attack her. The big-mouthed beast’s jaw was huge, one of them was the size of three people! The fierce and sharp teeth of the upper and lower jaws were exposed to all. It looked more like the vicious killer whales on the seabed than a fish.
It opened its mouth and pushed all the surrounding sea water away, even the water barrier was pushed further away under the waves. There was also a jellyfish more than ten meters long. Its tentacles and whiskers darted across the water. It seemed to look like human hair from a distance. The jellyfish looked colorful and eye-catching, but these threads were pervasive and intercepted the retreat behind Qian Wanyu. It tried to stretch out and swallow her together with the water barrier. The remaining creature looked very short, about 30 centimeters in size. If it didn’t have nine tentacles, it could be ignored entirely. They just witnessed how it used its tentacles to seduce animals three or four times its size, and swallowed it in one bite. The three people present did not dare to take any of them lightly.
“The creatures in the ocean were extremely poisonous. A drop of saliva can poison a group of humans. Be careful.” There was a little excitement in Qing Mo’s tone. He had never seen such a wide array of sea creatures in his experience. Seeing these creatures, he felt very comfortable at having fulfilled a small goal and if it wasn’t disturbed by their grotesque images, it might’ve been a beautiful thing.
“We have to figure out a way.”
The whip in Qian Wanyu’s hand swept away towards the smallest one. With the roar of thunder, the small creatures on the water were frightened and fled everywhere, and then the numbness also followed. Several behemoths in front of them were also touched by lightning, and they stopped moving after half a sound.
Wei Junlan took her eyes away from Qian Wanyu, looked at the merman lying at their feet, squatted down then slapped the man twice, but the man was still out cold. Dongfang Minghui saw this, and hurriedly stopped her, “He’s a wounded man. If you beat him like this, what if you kill him?”
“Once your Seventh Sister starts killing, the smell of blood will attract more powerful creatures. If the water cover is broken, we will have to escape to the bottom of the sea.” The key was that the bottom of the sea was no better than land, also swimming would be difficult. Dongfang Minghui, let alone escaping, whether she could survive at the bottom of the sea was a question.
Dongfang Minghui felt that the other party’s words were reasonable, but did not agree with the other party’s use of violence. She took out a few silver needles from her space ring, pinpointed the acupoint on the merman’s body, and poked it several times, “If he doesn’t wake up with this I’ll leave it to you.”
“Seventh sister, be careful.”
As soon as she looked up, she saw Qian Wanyu was almost stung by two tentacled creatures, but those two creatures didn’t get much benefit, they were thrown far away by Seventh Sister’s whip, breaking their triangle formation.
“Hmm—” After waking up, the merman Lannie saw the water barrier and was still a little confused. He didn’t know where he was yet. Before he could do anything, he saw two happy faces that were about to stick to him. He quickly shrank back in fright then looked carefully at the two faces, finally fixing his eyes on Wei Junlan.
He stared seriously and intently at the scales on Wei Junlan’s cheeks.
“You’re finally awake.” Dongfang Minghui breathed a sigh of relief, then took Wei Junlan back and urged, “Just ask about the situation.”
“You were injured a little bit, we saved you.” Wei Junlan noticed that the other party’s gaze on her was strange, it was a look that seemed to be disbelief, she looked at herself suspiciously, everything was fine. The only terrifying thing was probably her blue eyes and cheeks that had scales of the same color as her eyes, a symbol of the merpeople.
“You, you, you—” Lanny rolled his beautiful blue eyes back before fainting.
“What’s the situation? Why did he faint again?” Dongfang Minghui was stunned, she managed to wake him up but hadn’t come up with any useful information.
Wei Junlan reluctantly spread her hands, “I think he was dazed by me.”
“I’ve never met such a timid merman before. Wasn’t he very heroicly fighting the Eagle Beastman fighting in mid-air just now…” Before she could finish speaking, the water barrier was once again rotated 360 degrees.
The three of them tumbled around in turning somersaults.
When they finally stood firm, another water wave rolled in, and the water barrier was knocked out all the way, “Seventh sister—”
The distance between the water barrier and Qian Wanyu became farther apart due to the continuous attack of the waves, Dongfang Minghui shouted, “Seventh sister!”
Probably because the water barrier blocked everything, her voice became very small, when she encountered the resistance of the water, she couldn’t reach the other party’s ears smoothly, “Wei Junlan, think of a way – oh my god.”
“If you want to do it do it your–”
Wei Junlan tried her best to keep herself upright, but she lost her balance immediately after being hit from behind. At this delicate moment, she discovered a very important and even terrifying fact. All their previous speculations were correct. The water barrier was about to burst!
If someone got car sickness or seasickness, they would feel the feeling of being turned upside down. She didn’t even have time to say the following sentence, she could only watch the distance between her and Seventh sister gradually spread open from the waves, and then she rolled over and completely fainted.
“Pfft.” A mouthful of water was spat out, and along with a few coughs, the man lying on the ground like a dried dead fish seemed to be alive.
Wei Junlan was lying on the ground in exhaustion and panting. When she woke up, most of her body was lying on a large rock three meters away. The waves thumped all night. The four of them were in a harsh environment and had gotten spread out. As soon as she woke up, she dispatched Lulu to find someone.
The wind in the sea has a bitter taste, but for a small beast like Lulu, the human breath and the smell of the sea breeze could still be easily identified. After searching all the way, they found a person.
“Hey, wake up, I know you’re awake.” Wei Junlan didn’t look at all and kicked the person’s shoulder with her foot. The soles of the white and tender feet were sandy and dirty, and her hair was scattered on the bottom of her feet. There were also a few dark green seaweeds hanging on her head, one shoe was missing from her feet, and her coat was untied and draped over her shoulders, which seemed to run counter to the lazy and elegant young master image from before. Her current image would be more like a fisherman if she had a fish basket as well, or rather a sloppy fisherman.
Seeing that the person lying on the ground didn’t move at all, she stretched out her leg and kicked both feet, “Dongfang Minghui, you dead woman, get up.”
Lulu upheld its master’s true thoughts and sat on Dongfang Minghui’s body.
Dongfang Minghui was pressed by Lulu, and the water in her abdomen spurted out which made her feel a lot more comfortable. She stared at the blue sky and white clouds in confusion. Occasionally, a falcon passed by before her eyes. The sharp calls all reminded her that she had encountered a shipwreck before. She sat up straight, “Seventh sister?!”
“Your mouth is full of Qian Wanyu, maybe she’s feeding the fish still.” Wei Junlan lay on the ground for a while, then jumped up, “Get up, we’d better find a place to stay before it gets dark.”
“We need to find Seventh sister first.”
“No we need to find a place to live first, this is an isolated island.” The climate was pleasant. In addition to some fruits, there were also some corpses on the island. The body shapes of the corpses were varied, there were two-winged birds, human bones and also fish bones, well, shark bones. Seeing the different varieties of dead creatures, Wei Junlan thought that this place seemed very stange, it was better to find a temporary place to live first, and then look for other people after reting.
“No, we need to find Seventh sister first.”
The two were like kindergarten children fighting for a piece of cake, each with their own reasons. In the end, they even used rock-paper-scissors, a game for kids to decide who would win or lose. From two wins in one round to three wins in five rounds, Wei Junlan was defeated in the end. At the end, Dongfang Minghui glared at her when she wanted to cheat.
They followed the edge of the beach twice and the sky was getting dark, the moonlight on the horizon looked very strange. The bright light was replaced by a layer of dark red and the ground was also red, it all looked very eerie.
“Hey, we’re in the wilderness, let’s find a bonfire to keep warm first.” Wei Junlan rubbed the goose bumps on her arms, she felt that there were countless pairs of eyes hiding in the dark staring at the two of them.
The island they were on seemed to be a completely isolated island. It had an oval shape and was entirely surrounded by sea. Looking into the distance, it was still just endless sea. When Dongfang Minghui woke up and circled around the outer edge of the island only to find nothing. The traces of Qian Wanyu and the merman were probably swept away by the wind or they had disappeared somewhere else.
There was always some whistling wind noises at night, listening carefully in the quiet night it sounded just like a woman crying. After Dongfang Minghui thought about it, goosebumps appeared on her skin.
“Let’s find some dry branches first.”
“Don’t come to me if you want to find branches.” Little Colour put her hands on her hips and warned very unpleasantly, it was a magical plant with a powerful existence and background, how could it do such a thing as make firewood! That was an insult to its entire existence.
“No, I want you to help me find the whereabouts of Seventh sister.” Dongfang Minghui calmed down, she was at least 80% sure that Qian Wanyu’s chances of being in this island were slim but she still had to take the remaining step to explore.
The sound of “crunching” sent chills down the backs of the two of them at the same time.
Dongfang Minghui and Wei Junlan looked at each other and made an appointment to turn around together. As a result, when the two quickly turned their backs, they found that the terrible thing they had expected was not there. The leaves were rustling by the sea breeze. After listening carefully, Dongfang Minghui recognized that it seemed a bit similar but still felt a little different from the sound just now.
“Hey, do you feel something is wrong?”
They took another two steps forward. Dongfang Minghui found some branches nearby. When she picked it up, something fell accidentally, and it happened to hit her feet, “What?”
Dongfang Minghui even picked it up and compared it to the moonlight above his head, a layer of mysterious moonlight spread on a piece of white bone, which made Dongfang Minghui scream in fright and throw the white bone in her hand far away.
“What the hell, you scared me to death.” Wei Junlan didn’t see it, she kept turning her back to Dongfang Minghui, and when the other party shouted, the sword in her space had alreadyt flashed out.
“A piece of bone…”
It looked like the bones of a human rib but it was too long. At first, she thought that a piece of wood had fallen off, otherwise her reaction wouldn’t be so scary. “These branches should be fine.”
“Enough to light up for a night?”
“Should be enough.”
“Pick up some to bring back, I don’t want to accompany you to pick up more later.”
The two murmured, and picked up a lot of branches, probably because they were facing the sea, the branches were a little damp, and it took them a long time to start a fire. When there was a bonfire, Wei Junlan said dissatisfiedly, “Are there any spare tents?”
“There are, but it’s just the two of us today. It’s too dangerous to take turns to be on watch…”
A gust of wind blew, and the small flames they finally ignited were ruthlessly blown out by the wind before they could turn into a raging fire.
Dongfang Minghui and Wei Junlan were on alert at the same time, and Lulu jumped to its feet and frowned uncomfortably, but the little guy couldn’t bark so it hummed in a low voice. It also didn’t know what was making it uncomfortable.
“There’s something wrong with this place, have we entered some kind of lonely ghost place…”
Who knew what happened but just after they finished speaking, a tall black figure appeared in their field of vision in the depths of the woods.
“Chase it or not?”
The two quickly chased after the shadow, but they didn’t see even half of its body, plus the moon was so dark, they couldn’t see anything clearly. They wandered around this small island for most of the night, and they still couldn’t see anyone else until the sky was getting brighter.
“What was the thing you saw yesterday?”
“Maybe it’s a savage living on this island.” Don’t all desert island stories begin with a group of treasure hunters encountering all kinds of bizarre stories?
Wei Junlan looked up and found two beautiful fruits hanging on the tree. The fruits were about the size of an apple, but the color was yellow, which was extremely rare. She climbed up the tree smoothly, picked the two fruits and washed them with water.
“Eat it and see.”
“What kind of fruit is this?” Dongfang Minghui saw that she had bitten and didn’t stop her. Little Colour in the sea of souls had already identified it, and said it was not poisonous. “It’s Fengtian fruit.”
Fengtian fruit can also be regarded as a kind of spiritual fruit. The fruit was nothing special to ordinary people, but it was very precious to the shark people. They could help the shark people turn their fish tails into human legs. That was similar to the fairy tale in their previous world where the mermaid princess swallowed some medicinal plants given by the old witch to turn into an ordinary person.
“It’s so amazing?”
“What is so amazing, what are you talking about?”
Wei Junlan easily ate one fruit, the fruit was sweet and full of water, just enough to quench her thirst, she was still not satisfied after eating one, looking up again and found that there were only two fruits on the tree left, there was no extra. She looked at it with a little regret and glanced around at Dongfang Minghui’s hands.
Dongfang Minghui felt that there was a special spiritual power in the fruit, which was not a spiritual power she was familiar with. She was about to dissect it to see the difference, when she saw a pair of eyes staring at the fruit in her hand.
She shoved the fruit into her space ring at once, and said solemnly, “That dark blue bead is still useful, should we use this to find Seventh Sister?”
“Good or good, the only flaw is that you can’t control it.” If there is another wave, one wave might push them far away but they couldn’t control it to sail properly and they didn’t know where to go… If they ended up going in the opposite direction, wouldn’t they end up farther away than before?
“Try it first.”
Dongfang Minghui had just put the blue bead in her mouth and was about to jump into the sea to sense the direction when she heard a thumping sound. When she turned around, Wei Junlan, who was talking to her seriously just now, fell to the ground, unconscious.
“Hey, don’t make such a bad joke with me, I won’t be fooled by this, get up.”
The person on the ground lay motionless and it seemed as if even the sound of her breathing was a little weaker.
Dongfang Minghui got angry, took a few steps forward, and threatened, “I’ll leave if you don’t get up again. I hope you don’t get scared to death being left alone in this ghost place!”
The other party still did not respond at all.
“Wei Junlan, what the hell are you doing?”
She hurriedly helped her up and patted Wei Junlan’s handsome face, but not only did she not respond, her face was flushed, and the temperature on her forehead was even a little hot, “No, it’s way too hot, you’re not feeling well. Take some of this.”
As she was busy taking out a potion from her space ring to feed to Wei Junlan, not only did it not have the effect of cooling, it made the other party’s whole body even hotter as if she was being grilled on a fire, her skin turned bright red.
“No way, this isn’t a sign of a fever.”
Dongfang Minghui put several situations in front of her, and when they were ruled out one by one, she heard abrupt footsteps behind her, she turned around suddenly, and saw six tall men. Their upper body was painted red and their lower parts were covered by large banana leaves. They were all holding spears in their hands. At first glance, they were somewhat similar to the barbarians that lived a simple and hard life in isolation.
They approached them step by step.
Dongfang Minghui still had a sick patient to take care of, and she had no way to leave. She held up the silk umbrella behind her and placed it in front for protection. She carefully looks at them and found that there wasn’t any malicious intent in the eyes of this group of people except for vigilance. With bare feet and wet water stains on their calves, they looked more like fishermen than warriors.
However, it was a fact that she and Wei Junlan searched the entire island last night and they hadn’t found anyone. Unless the figure that suddenly appeared yesterday burrowed out of the ground, there was only one last possibility left. They were likely shark people who had come to this isolated island after they had landed here and left secretly to bring backup.
“Who are you?”
“Human, why are you on our island?”
When Dongfang Minghui heard that one of the shark people spoke the human language, she almost cried with joy, she widened her eyes blankly, “Sorry, we encountered a wave in the sea area, and a very large wave swept us to this island…”
The eyeballs of the six people swirled around her and Wei Junlan, twitching their ears at Dongfang Minghui’s words as if questioning their authenticity.
“Wei Junlan, wake up!”
Dongfang Minghui patted Wei Junlan’s face while they were not paying attention, trying to wake her hup, but as soon as she touched her hot, smoking skin, she hurriedly took out alcohol from her space ring to rub on the other side’s face.
“They are liars and thieves!”
One of the six suddenly took a spear and threw it like this. The sharp part flashed an icy coldness under the light. Dongfang Minghui hurriedly opened her silk umbrella, resisted it lightly, and flung it away.
As if not realised how they missed a hit, the group of people were probably stunned for a while, then they started a strong counterattack.
“Hey, stop now, or I’ll be rude!” Even buddha has a temper, not to mention that she had to resist all the attacks for Wei Junlan. With six people besieged them she carried Wei Junlan on her back then opened up the silk umbrella behind her using the spiritual power under her feet to jump ten metres away.
With a dark blue bead in her mouth, she hugged Wei Junlan and jumped into the sea without even looking. The moment she touched the water, Dongfang Minghui realized what a stupid thing she had done…
The shark people were unable to exert their full strength on land but the sea is their world.
She wanted to escape in a hurry, but accidentally entered the tiger’s mouth!
At this moment, a huge change happened to the people behind her. Dongfang Minghui was so frightened that she almost threw off Wei Junlan behind her. When she heard the gurgling sound, she was worried that those people were chasing after her. She looked back and was suddenly stunned.
Oooh what happened to Wei Junlan?! 🙁
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