The flaming fire burned all night, and the entire dense forest almost disappeared.
When a group of people in blue clothes arrived at the scene, they saw a messy situation. When the wind blew by from the sea, black ash was blown everywhere. About fifteen people searched around, but found nothing.
“Strange, the signal flares sent by Senior Brother Qing Yan should have been sent from this direction. I’ve searched for dozens of miles around, but I didn’t see them anywhere.”
“They…” The senior brother who was the leader lightly picked up a piece of blue cloth with his fingers from the ground. The other part of the cloth was burnt, but it was clear from the character on their clothes that it was Qing Lan Sect’s usual clothing. “Maybe they are all dead.”
“Senior Brother Meng Yang, do you mean that Senior Brother Qing Yan is dead?”
“No, I said they are all dead.”
“Seventh sister, we seem to have lost our way again.”
Qian Wanyu absent-mindedly responded, and made a third mark on a big tree. Seeing this, Dongfang Minghui simply dragged her to find a wide place, and the two of them rested there for a while, heaving a sigh of relief, she said with a smile, “No one will recognize us now.”
Qing Mo sneered at the right time in the sea of souls, “Don’t you guys forget that there are still two fish that slipped through the net, the Qing Lan Sect’s soul searching method can search for something from those fragmented memories. They will still find out eventually.”
One more Mu Qing, one less Mu Qing, the feud with Qing Lan Sect was settled in any case.
Qian Wanyu raised her eyelids. After finishing those people off yesterday, she purposely went down the cliff to look for the fish that slipped through the net. In the end, except for a trace of blood beside some rocks, she found no traces.
“You should be happy. Now, I will have an upright reason to avenge you.”
Qing Mo was speechless for a moment, but he was unable to refute what she said. Back then, he made a deal with this little girl to help her get rid of her useless physique. The price was to help him avenge his grievance with Qing Lan Sect, the other party agreed without even thinking about it.
Thinking about it now, he was blinded by hatred at that time, and in a fit of anger, he wished to meet anyone who was willing to avenge him, he was willing to help that person with everything, including giving his soul. But he didn’t expect to meet a little girl after a hundred years.
At that time, the little girl’s eyes were too desperate, so similar to his own, he put forward this condition tentatively, yet the other party resolutely agreed immediately.
“Seventh sister, you don’t look happy.”
“It’s nothing, I’m thinking about where we should go next.”
This road was different from the one they used to go to the Merman Tribe, and it was not shown on the normal map. Qian Wanyu really didn’t want to put the word “lost” on her face.
“Let me take a look at the map.” Dongfang Minghui looked at the map drawn by the little mute, and she looked for a while, but couldn’t find a correct way, “Seventh sister, there really doesn’t seem to be any map of the road we’re taking.”
Qian Wanyu saw her pout and almost stared a hole into the map, “Don’t look, we’re going astray.”
“Ah, then Seventh sister, what shall we do now?”
“Fill your stomach and rest well.”
The two sat on the same spot for an entire afternoon. Seeing that the sky was getting dark and the last ray of the sun disappeared from their eyes, Dongfang Minghui couldn’t sit still, “Seventh sister, we are going to live in the wilderness today?”
“But…it’s getting dark.”
After waiting for a while until it was completely dark, Qian Wanyu suddenly stood up, “Let’s go.”
Dongfang Minghui was dumbfounded, didn’t she say that it isn’t good to travel at night?
This time, Qian Wanyu looked at the starry sky, and didn’t look at the road at all. As they walked, Dongfang Minghui was surprised to find that they didn’t continue to detour in one place, so she quickly followed the pace of Seventh sister.
“Seventh sister, you’re so smart!”
“Speaking of which, this is also thanks to you.” Qian Wanyu looked at the bright stars in the night sky, “Last time, after you suffered the backlash of the seal, instead of habitually counting the stars in the sky, I went to the Library to read the books about the starry sky, and accidentally discovered a way to use the stars to identify the way.”
Dongfang Minghui was extremely astonished, this turned out pretty useful now.
Qian Wanyu’s fingers lightly slid across her dazed cheeks, and scratched hard on the bridge of her nose, “Hurry up.”
The two of them ran all night, and when they came out of the forest, they saw a wide road. They couldn’t see the end at a glance, and they couldn’t see the village in front of them, or the shop in the back. Dongfang Minghui took out the map again for comparison, “It’s strange, this area doesn’t exist on the map either.”
In the middle of the night before, they stopped and went, and under the moonlight, the two slender figures stretched very long shadows.
She boredly chased the footprints of Seventh sister, only to find that their shadows overlapped and merged into one. Dongfang Minghui smiled at her own shadow.
Qian Wanyu turned his head, and saw the other party smirking like a child who just ate candy, “What are you smirking at?”
“It’s nothing, I just feel very happy to be with Seventh sister.”
Qian Wanyu took the initiative to hold her hand, and the shadow gradually ran from the back to the front, she chuckled softly, leaned into her ear and suggested wickedly, “Since you are so happy, why don’t we do something more enjoyable. ”
Dongfang Minghui blushed completely, and looked around, but there was no one there. Looking at the night again, the moonlight lazily sprinkled on the earth.
Qian Wanyu got closer, seeing the shy reaction of the other party. She lightly hooked her little finger, and fiddled with the other party’s palm. She leaned forward slightly, and quickly stamped on the corner of the other party’s lips.
Dongfang Minghui only felt a soft touch. She couldn’t tell whether it was loss or more expectation. She covered the corner of her lips with one hand, with a dazed expression, as if she was reminiscing about the sweet kisses.
Seeing that she was a bit disappointed, Qian Wanyu said nastyly, “You want me—huh?”
“No way, Seventh sister, you’re so bad!”
“Hahaha… I have to make up for that in the future, but I’ll keep a note in my heart for now.” Qian Wanyu watched her seriously, and puted the other’s hand on her heart.
Dongfang Minghui felt it carefully, and she could indeed feel the strong heartbeat of the other party. She shyly withdrew her hand and led the other party forward step by step.
In the morning, when the first ray of light was miraculous, they saw a village, and the white mist curled up, ushering in a new day. There were many families in the village, surrounded by green plants and fields. People in the village lead a very simple life, working at sunrise and resting at sunset.
“Seventh sister, look at them, they live such a carefree life, this place looks like a paradise.”
“Well go take a look.”
The two of them got closer, only to see that the group of village men were carrying farm tools and walking towards the field at a leisurely pace, and a woman in a headscarf was chasing after them with a basket in her hand, shouting. These people have very loud voices.
Listening to them however, they didn’t seem to have a country accent.
Only then did Dongfang Minghui feel a trace of popularity. Looking at their thick thighs, strong arms, and very ordinary faces, she almost cried with joy, and almost went forward to ask whether these were all real humans.
Qian Wanyu was not as happy as she was. She stood aside calmly, watching people coming and going, listening to their voices mixed with mutterings. She was still observing everyone to see any issues, covering the village with her spiritual sense. Only when she discovered that this group of people were just ordinary people, did she temporarily withdrew her vigilance.
“Sister, we want to ask for directions.”
Dongfang Minghui stepped forward to strike up a conversation, and Qian Wanyu stood silently behind her. When the two asked, they realized that this was a village in Long County. The village had been here for hundreds of years. It was a village from a long time ago. There were about a hundred households in the village. They had no contact with the outside world and didn’t even know what year it is.
“It really is a paradise!” Dongfang Minghui was a little excited. Her previous understanding of paradise was that there must be a large area of peach blossoms, isolated from the outside world, everyone there was self-sufficient, and lived happily. She did not expect this place to actually appear.
“Excuse me, we would like to stay here for one night.”
“Oh, I can’t decide on this matter. Our Long County Village has had no visitors for a long, long time. I’ll take you to the village head. The village head will definitely arrange it.” The ‘enchanting’ elder sister fiddled with her own hair and twisted around to take them to the village head with a basket in hand.
Dongfang Minghui thought it was fun, everyone has a love for beauty, this eldest sister seems to have a different definition of beauty from theirs, especially with the very fancy headscarf on her head, and the caking of red blush on her face…
“This uhh.. lady?”
“What’s the matter, am I so old?” Sister Hua hurriedly took out a mirror from the skirt of her clothes, looked at it left and right, and wiped the extremely thick blush on her face again.
Guess she was meant to be young?
Qian Wanyu hadn’t met this kind of person for the first time, but she didn’t need to argue with an ordinary person. After thinking twice, she changed her words again, “This girl.”
“Girl? I already have a man, so it’s not appropriate to be called a girl.”
“Ok ok, little sister-in-law, I wonder if it’s okay to call you that?” Dongfang Minghui saw that Seventh sister was deflated, and had a stomachache from laughing, so she had an idea to use the customs of her hometown and understanding of the countryside.
The girl stared at her eyeballs like copper bells.
Dongfang Minghui thought that the other party was about to get angry, so she was ready to dodge behind Seventh sister, but unexpectedly, the other party suddenly grabbed her wrist with terrifying strength.
“This little girl you’re quite cute, I don’t know if you’ve found someone? Our Archie is still single.”
“Since you called me little sister-in-law, I will treat you as a member of my family. My Archie is very strong. He can lift a hundred catties with one hand, and he can even lift the tripod in our village’s ancestral hall with both hands! The most important thing is that he has a great talent and a good life fortune, if you marry him, I guarantee that you will be happy for the rest of your life.”
Dongfang Minghui was sweating profusely, feeling the chills on her back. This sister-in-law not only has bad taste, but also bad vision!
Compared with Seventh sister, she wasn’t as good-looking as Seventh sister, what the hell is this sister-in-law talking about, she…she just wants to live ok!
“Happiness huh…” Qian Wanyu uttered these words coolly.
Dongfang Minghui’s face turned pale with fright, she laughed dryly, and quickly interrupted, “Sister-in-law Hua, ah no, little sister-in-law, didn’t you mean to take us to the village chief?”
“Hey, how do you know my surname is Hua?” Mrs. Hua stared at Dongfang Minghui in surprise.
Dongfang Minghui was also very surprised. Just when she was about to tell the result of her being deceived, that sister-in-law Hua on the opposite side changed her smile again, “We really are a family, I will recognize you as my daughter, let’s go, sister in law Hua will take you to the village chief’s house.”
The layout of the whole village is very strange. The houses they built were patchwork and very distinctive. There is a dragon head on the roof as a suppressing object. She has never seen it before, so she inevitably tok a second look.
“Qingmo, what do you think is wrong with this village?”
Qing Mo said nothing so Qian Wanyu felt a little relieved. Just now, she had a strange feeling that there was some secret hidden in this village.
“You’re going to kill this old lady.”
A small figure rushed over like a firecracker. Mrs. Hua who turned her head to chat with Dongfang Minghui couldn’t see and the figure was not paying attention so she was knocked to the ground by the little guy. The stranger got up from the ground in fright and slipped away.
“Stinky boy, don’t let me catch you!”
Dongfang Minghui hurriedly helped Mrs. Hua off the ground. After the impact of Mrs. Hua’s basket, the small dried fish in it turned over on the ground. Mrs. Hua said angrily, “I’ve been busy all morning making that, and my husband hasn’t even taken a bite and that little thing destroy everything, I-I’m gonna go to him to settle the score.”
“Alas.” Dongfang Minghui really couldn’t say how to fight with a child, she hurriedly stopped, “Sister-in-law Hua, it’s just some small dried fish, if you don’t mind, you prepare the ingredients, I can prepare some for you. ”
“Small dried fish is not easy to make. It took me several days…”
Qian Wanyu took a look at those small dried fishes on the ground that looked particularly bad, she couldn’t bear to look directly at them.
“No problem, I’m good at drying fish, and I also have a molar stick here.” Ahhh, the molar stick was normally only needed by Toothless and Little White.
“What is that? Is it delicious?” Sister-in-law Hua began to ask persistently.
“Good, delicious.” Dongfang Minghui thought against her will, “But we still have to meet the village head first. If the village head doesn’t allow us to stay here, I’m afraid we won’t be able to make small dried fish or molar sticks.”
Bit of a short chapter, part 2 will cover the rest!
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