Little bean sprouts who closest to Dongfang Minghui benefited a lot. The two buds were bathed in a strong spiritual energy. The buds miraculously became bigger and bigger, and the roots of the little bean sprouts gradually changed into thicker strands. There was a large bean sprout in the Tianyin shaking from the energy but it was extremely firm, and did not fall down with the small bean sprout.
“Ah, all well behaved.”
Pig Fairy Grass glanced lightly at the spiritual plants surrounding them, and continued to lie on the ground indifferently, greedily absorbing the spiritual energy around it. This spiritual energy made it very comfortable, and even if it was of little use to it right now, it was willing to bask in the momentary pleasure.
In the dark world, time passed quickly, but in the hearts of everyone, there was only silence all around, and time felt infinitely magnified, as if it was passing extremely slowly.
Qian Wanyu witnessed the change of Little bean sprouts with her own eyes, her eyes were dark and her face was quite calm, some things at the moment had exceeded her expectations, “Although the Longevity clan can understand the language of plants, they are still human, what did you mean by that?”
Qing Mo stood up in the sea of souls and looked at the green light below. The light would be exposed from time to time, and the green light would clearly illuminate a radius of fifty meters. Even those medical plants were lying on the ground basking in the glow trying to get as close as possible. The picture of bowing to the ground and bowing to the figure in the middle was also clearly reflected in their eyes.
“The situation of the Longevity clan is only occasionally seen in the books, and I am inferring it based on your Ninth Sister. As for what kind of race they truly are, you are obviously wrong in trying to find the answer from me.”
Qian Wanyu was a little unwilling. In the Royal Academy, she searched for any book that recorded the Longevity clan. She remembered that the ancestor of the Longevity clan was a medical plant spirit who had transformed into a human. After falling in love with a human it shedded its beloved original form and they created a race of people that were not fully human or plant although they were human in appearance. They inherited the unique longevity of plants, but they also inherited the wisdom of the human race and had existed for hundreds or even thousands of years.
In the end, however after the founding of the Longevity Clan. In the following years, the human bloodline would have been stronger and stronger so Qian Wanyu firmly believed that Ninth Sister, even if she was part of the Longevity Clan, was still a human being.
But when she thought of Ninth Sister’s reaction after being contaminated by the obsidian soil, this was likely a mutation that only plants could have. Even if she didn’t want to admit it, the identity of the other party was a sure thing, she could no longer deceive herself.
“Yes, but why is the little bean sprout safe and sound?”
“Probably because of the soul refining furnace that had tempered it.”
The topic turned a corner and returned to the original point of no one knowing what was happening.
Wei Junlan was asking questions for a long time, but no one answered her. Qian Wanyu wasn’t speaking and the little mute obviously couldn’t speak so she could only sit there sullenly.
“It’s incredible, looks like my fellow villager seems to have gotten a golden finger too.”
She looked at it for a long time, and finally she could see clearly what the group of medical plants were doing. They were worshipping together, the identity of Dongfang Minghui who was shrouded in the light also seemed…divine. In Wei Junlan’s eyes, she seemed to have become the leader of the Light God Cult. …But the situation of this fellow is different from that of the Light God Religion. People could only fool people but what her fellow villager was fooling were medical plants that were not stupid and could even deceive humans.
Even she was hung from the tree by these stupid plants!
“God, if this continues, I’m going to die.”
Wei Junlan tried to struggle but the more she struggled, the more tightly bound the branches at her ankles became, causing her pain, “Qian Wanyu, what are you thinking about, is hanging from a tree like this comfortable?”
Qian Wanyu did have a way to break free of these vines, but what about would she do after breaking free?
They would just end up playing a game of chase with the medical plants in this dark forest. If it wasn’t for Ninth Sister, she probably wouldn’t care about the life and death of these plants, but… the group of medicinal plants didn’t seem to want to hurt them either. They just used this unpleasant method to make them temporarily helpless.
Wei Junlan rolled her eyes indecently.
“The area covered by the halo is getting bigger and bigger.”
I don’t know how long it took, Qing Mo once again saw a situation where the light suddenly brightened. He carefully mentioned, “There are more and more medicinal plants gathered around her.”
Before they didn’t see a single medicinal plant when walking in but now, when they looked down, it was a dense group of plants below. They were all looking at the same direction attentively and reverently, as if holding a sacred ceremony.
Dongfang Minghui wandered about in her own world, full of emerald green colors. She was immersed in cultivation, and kept absorbing the spiritual energy in this area until the speed at which the spiritual energy went into her body was gradually slowing down, then she realized that this practice period should be over.
The small balls of energy in her body became abnormally full and round floating gently in the dantian. After her internal organs and meridians were washed by the spiritual power, they had become more tenacious and were wrapped by an abundant green light covering it layer after layer, like a protective film.
She felt strong and full of energy but the moment she opened her eyes, she was taken aback by the numerous cute medicinal plants in front of her!
As soon as the light disappeared, the entire place returned to darkness.
The group of medicinal plants spread out like birds in the forest, dissapearing without a trace.
After fighting all night against the vines, Little Colour finally got close to Dongfang Minghui, and complained a bit however in fact, after fighting with those dark plants, it had also benefited a lot.
“I found a lot of medicinal plants in the periphery, but none of them are the Wind king plant.”
The Wind king plant is a medicinal plant. Despite its nice name, it actually looked very ugly. Its stamen was different from those of other medicinal plants and was its major feature.
If they wanted to restore Dongfang Minghui’s hearing, the only thing that was missing was the Wind king plant’s stamen.
Little Colour thought about it, if they couldn’t find it in this place, they might be in trouble. It was double the danger for a Spiritual Master who couldn’t hear…
Little Colour quickly yelled, “Don’t run.”
The vine branches caught those fleeing medicinal plants from all directions, and managed to grab a few but also managed to make all of them mad!
“You’re stupid, forget it.”
Pig fairy grass flicked its rolled pig tail, “You have to catch someone who can speak first and then torture them to extort a confession to see if we can find it.”
“We’ll try that first.”
After Little Colour finished speaking, it suddenly disappeared without a shadow, and even pig fairy grass followed.
“I am here.”
Even if the other party couldn’t hear, Qian Wanyu answered her quickly.
“You only remember your Seventh sister.” Wei Junlan muttered sadly, “Quickly find a way to free us.”
Dongfang Minghui couldn’t understand but she knew that she had performed poorly in the team recently. If it wasn’t for Seventh sister and Wei Junlan, she would have been buried at the bottom of the sea long ago. But after cultivating, her passive mentality seemed to have disappeared unknowingly. Although she couldn’t hear, she still felt very guilty when she saw the three people shaking in the air.
“Seventh sister, bear with me a little longer, I will try to save you.”
“I don’t know if you can hear what I’m saying. They are my friends and won’t hurt you. Can you be merciful? I’m willing to exchange things with you.”
“I was hurt by the mermaid’s voice before, and I can’t hear what you guys are saying for the time being. If you want to exchange something, as long as it doesn’t go against any of my bottom lines and I have it, you can take it yourself.”
After Dongfang Minghui finished speaking, she patted the vines.
As soon as she finished speaking, a green light shot directly into her eyebrows.
“The transaction is valid.”
An ancient voice exploded in her soul sea, this time she heard it, Dongfang Minghui was puzzled, “What is the meaning of the transaction being effective.”
The vines that bound Qian Wanyu and the others relaxed a little, and the three of them fell from above like leaves.
“Ouch, my mother!” Wei Junlan had been hanging upside down for a long time, and her whole body was stiff. When she fell like this, it hurt everywhere. She sat on the ground and touched her ankle. The skin was torn and a little wet it was probably bleeding, “If I knew it would just let go when you said it you should have given me some time to mentally prepare…”
When Qian Wanyu fell, she stabilized her body and landed safely. She moved her limbs.
With the help of the weak light, Qian Wanyu saw something on the other’s forehead. She immediately took out the moonstone, and her eyes darkened after seeing what was on the other’s forehead, “What did you just do?”
Dongfang Minghui heard a voice but she was currently a deaf child. She felt Sister Seventh’s mouth squirming, but when the other party spoke too fast, she only understood one word – “you”
“Seventh sister, speak slowly you’re too fast.”
“I’m sorry, Ninth Sister but I’m in a hurry.”
Qian Wanyu held the back of the other’s head with one hand, and pressed her head against the other’s forehead, calming down her excessive anxiety. She took the moonstone and glanced at it again. It looked pretty, but also very weird.
“This should be a symbol of the Longevity Clan.” Qing Mo didn’t have a deep understanding of the Longevity Clan, but he could still identify the symbol of the Longevity Clan. “It seems that the Longevity clan bloodline in your Ninth Sister’s body has awakened.”
“What do you mean?” Qian Wanyu frowned deeply.
“The time for each bloodline to awaken is different. Like the human race, it usually awakens with the birth of spiritual power before the age of ten. Like the beast race, it awakens when they can control their beastization. If they are always in that state, their lifespan will not be long… Each clan has the characteristics of their own clan, I think your Ninth Sister has really awakened the blood of the Longevity clan, the worship of those enlightened medical plants just now is the best proof.”
Qian Wanyu had long known that the mystery of Sister Ninth’s life experience would be revealed sooner or later, she had already prepared herself mentally.
“No matter what, since the Longevity clan was exterminated, if those people knew about it, they would most likely make a comeback. What will you do then?”
“I will protect her.” She stated firmly.
Dongfang Minghui felt that the center of her brow was hot, so she couldn’t help but take off her hand and touch it, but it was still burning, “Seventh sister, is there something on my forehead?”
She felt a surge of spiritual power rushing into her soul sea just now, and heard a strange voice, “Is this the effect of the transaction?”
“Who did you make a deal with?”
Qian Wanyu grabbed her wrist and asked eagerly, “Ninth Sister, look at me, who did you just make a deal with?”
“What’s the situation?”
Wei Junlan rested for a long time. Seeing Qian Wanyu’s sullen expression, she thought the two of them were arguing. She looked at this, looked at that, but couldn’t see why.
The little mute who was sitting next to her gestured at Dongfang Minghui anxiously, but the three people present ignored him, and the little mute was a little frustrated.
Dongfang Minghui watched Qian Wanyu and Wei Junlan’s mouths open and close. She was a little upset and simply turned a blind eye to the fuss they were making, she thought for a moment, turned around abruptly, and walked to the vine just now, “Is it because of you?”
There were many vines on the vine, and its trunk is very huge. The vines hung from top to bottom stretching to the ground. Before, Qian Wanyu, Wei Junlan and the little mute were bound by the vines on the ground. Dongfang Minghui searched in her space ring. After a while, he took out a few bottles of spiritual liquid and placed them next to the roots of the tree.
As a result, the spiritual liquid was rolled up by the vine again and returned.
Dongfang Minghui frowned, “What do you want? I only have these things.”
The vines on the tree bound her hand, Dongfang Minghui felt a spiritual force being drawn out of her body, and soon, the vines loosened her again.
The heavy feeling of being restrained in Dongfang Minghui’s soul sea disappeared immediately, and her body became much more relaxed. She touched her forehead subconsciously, and the feeling of burning between her brows also disappeared. She was not sure if there was still something on her forehead.
“Seventh sister, help me check is there anything else on my forehead?”
After seeing that Dongfang Minghui’s brows were clean and there was nothing, Qian Wanyu was very surprised. She was still thinking about how to help Ninth Sister cover up her identity, but the symbol representing the Longevity clan before just disappeared.
“What did you just do?”
“Alas.” Wei Junlan couldn’t understand what the couple was saying at all. She scratched her hair irritably, “Little Mute you said there is a treasure here but how did you know?”
Thinking of this, Wei Junlan suddenly felt that they were all fooled by this little mute. She grabbed the little mute’s shirt fiercely and said angrily, “Have you ever been in this place?”
The little mute was frightened by her appearance, and shook his head hurriedly.
“Since that’s the case, how did you know that this place has treasure? Tell me honestly, I’m not that easy to fool.”
The little mute shook his head in fright, nodded again, and gestured to Wei Junlan.
“God, I can’t understand, one deaf and one mute, this is simply killing people ah.”
“Just shut up.”
Qian Wanyu couldn’t bear when others said Ninth Sister was deaf, “Let me hear that again, and I’ll let you try the taste of being deaf.”
Wei Junlan hurriedly covered her mouth, her mouth was fast for a while, but she somehow felt that she had been sprinkled with dog food again by the two of them.
Qian Wanyu’s sore point was only Dongfang Minghui…
“There’s no way to go on like this. We have to get out from this place first. It’s dark, and we can’t find anything even if we want to find it.” She warned softly, “If you dare to deceive us, I’ll go back and make a lesson from you and the group of your clansmen on the isolated island, don’t even think about living…”
A trace of fear flashed in the little mute blue eyes, indicating that he was absolutely not deceiving them.
Dongfang Minghui felt that something was rolling around her feet, her first reaction was whether it might be a scary head or something, so her hands subconsciously grabbed Qian Wanyu’s arm, “Seventh sister —I feel something on my feet.”
Qian Wanyu found a trace of unease in the other person’s trembling words. She patted the back of Dongfang Minghui’s hand, shoved the moonstone into the other person’s hand, took out another piece, and slowly crouched down, she saw the Tianyin helmet was shaking rhythmically below her. In fact, because the two buds of the little bean sprouts were too heavy, it was really unstable and only able to constantly shake back and forth.
Qian Wanyu reluctantly picked up the Tianyin helmet and put it back in Dongfang Minghui’s hands.
“Little bean sprouts?”
Dongfang Minghui almost didn’t recognize it, the little bean sprouts had grown a lot more than before, and she couldn’t even hold the flower buds with one hand anymore.
The little bean sprouts was gray-faced at the moment. In order to get a little obsidian soil, it just had a fight with the plants hiding in the dark. The group of plants was fierce, but this potted plant wasn’t a vegetarian! It had beaten the plants away to grab the soil and wobbled a bit to roll back.
“The little bean sprouts seem to be stained with obsidian soil.” Qing Mo admired the fine medical plants around Dongfang Minghui. Seeing the good things, they couldn’t walk past them and always managed to find chances, he thoughtfully gave a reminder, “The soil in the Tianyin’s helmet has been changed.”
Qian Wanyu pointed the moonstone at the Tianyin helmet, and the two of them could see the obsidian soil in the helmet, and she touched some with her fingers.
Dongfang Minghui widened her eyes and hurriedly reminded, “Seventh sister, don’t touch, this dirt—”
Qian Wanyu’s fingers were stained but nothing happened.
The little bean sprouts bent down its roots as if protecting food, and wiped most of them away from Qian Wanyu’s hands. This stingy fellow who knows where it picked it up but it rotated 360 degrees in Dongfang Minghui’s hands, turning its back at Qian Wanyu.
“Seventh sister, this soil…” Dongfang Minghui didn’t have time to think about little bean sprouts’ mood. She was shocked at why Seventh sister touched the soil and nothing happened, she couldn’t understand.
Wei Junlan didn’t know why as well so she wondered, “Didn’t Minghui get stained with this soil just now and… that happened why are you alright?”
Qian Wanyu’s lips pursed into a tight line, “For the sake of Ninth sister, this is the end of the matter.”
“Wait, what do you mean?” Wei Junlan turned serious after seeing the other party’s serious expression, her eyes swept over the confused Dongfang Minghui, and nodded lightly, “Okay, this is the end of the matter. However on the other hand, I think the treasure that the little mute was worried about is definitely not here, this place is pitch-dark and the road is completely invisible, how should we get out?”
Qian Wanyu took Dongfang Minghui’s hand, and the word ‘go’ was written several times in Dongfang Minghui’s hand.
Qian Wanyu nodded.
Dongfang Minghui tilted her head for a while, but said, “Little Colour has not come back yet, it seems to be helping me find a medicinal plant.”
When she heard that Little Colour was looking for medicinal plants to help her, Qian Wanyu didn’t urge her, “In that case, we should wait until Little Colour returns before leaving.”
Dongfang Minghui called three times in a row, but no one answered, so she gave up.
Wei Junlan was idle and bored, so she took out little lulu out of the space ring to feed it some spiritual fluid, “Why is it so dark in this sky, it makes people uncomfortable.”
Qian Wanyu sat cross-legged, closed her eyes, and a wisp of her spiritual consciousness covered her surroundings. She searched for a long time before she finally saw the traces of Pig Fairy Grass and Little Colour at a distance of ten meters from them.
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