The place where they stood was only about thirty square meters in size, with a bottomless cliff on one side. Having just survived the perilous abyss, Qian Wanyu and Mo Ce were still shaken. The red dots on their faces served as powerful evidence of their harrowing experience in the abyss.
Dongfang Minghui had encountered many cliffs of various sizes on the Seven Colored Continent. Many were shrouded in fog or were part of stormy seas, and even the cliffs in the Valley of Death were barren and desolate. She sincerely hoped not to experience such an ordeal again…
The three of them stood alone on this small patch of land, which also included a crooked, dead tree. The tree was completely devoid of leaves and greenery, yet it still clung to life. The grass around the tree was also gone, leaving only short, resilient sprouts that refused to give up. The rest of the land was occupied by oddly shaped rocks of varying sizes, making the area appear extremely desolate and barren.
As they stood in this desolate place, the three injured people seemed even more miserable.
“Ouch, it hurts, it hurts, Seventh Sister!”
“If it’s unbearable, you can bite me.”
Qian Wanyu was very upset. Her appearance was ruined, this was certainly a blow to any woman. She did not ask for overwhelming beauty or universal admiration, but now she felt miserable thinking of the red dots on her face. Just a glance at Mo Ce’s terrifying face covered in red dots told her that she wasn’t much better off.
In her anger, her strength increased significantly.
With a crunch and a long, painful scream, Dongfang Minghui’s dislocated arm was put back into place. However, her hand still bore numerous large and small wounds, all of them seemed like friction injuries, from their previous ordeal.
Qian Wanyu and Mo Ce each found a rock to sit on, back to back, with a meter between them, and took out their weapons.
Seeing the two of them like this, Dongfang Minghui felt inexplicably guilty. She looked at Seventh Sister’s back and then at Mo Ce’s, unsure whether she should approach and try to comfort them. After a moment of thought, she muttered, “Seventh Sister, I found something.”
Qian Wanyu paused while cleaning her water thunder whip and pulled out a piece of cloth from her spatial storage. She put it on her face to cover the annoying red dots.
“Seventh Sister, trust me, I’ll definitely heal your face.” Dongfang Minghui said, staring at the mask on Seventh Sister’s face and offering her unwavering support.
“What did you find?”
Dongfang Minghui searched her spatial storage for the small red egg, which was about the size of her palm, but she couldn’t find it. “Little Colour, have you seen that red egg?”
“It’s under Toothless’ belly.” Little Colour quickly betrayed Toothless, and the vines even began to fight with Toothless, trying to roll the egg out from under its belly.
Toothless hid the red egg under its soft belly, acting as if nothing had happened. It blinked at Dongfang Minghui and then blinked again, using its front limbs to hold onto the egg tightly, preventing Little Colour from taking it. Dongfang Minghui thought that if it weren’t for the fact that this was her space, the two creatures would probably be fighting right now.
Dongfang Minghui made a long face and said, “Toothless, be good, and give me that egg first.”
Toothless looked at her innocently for a moment, then covered its eyes, trying to hide its true intentions through this feigned gesture.
In the space where Toothless belonged, a glittering golden fish inside a large porcelain jar was blowing bubbles towards the outside. The pseudo-dragon uncle claimed that the outside world was too frightening, so it preferred to live in this space as a small goldfish, where it could also be with the Dragon God every day, this was also a joyous existence.
“What’s wrong?” Qian Wanyu noticed her companion’s furrowed brow she looked quite troubled.
“Toothless has taken the egg, he seems to really like it..” Dongfang Minghui said hesitantly. “Maybe it’s because it also hatched from an egg. It even placed the little red egg on its belly… Could it be trying to hatch the egg as if it were its mother?”
At the thought of this situation, Dongfang Minghui shuddered, her mouth twitching involuntarily. Toothless hadn’t even awakened its spiritual intelligence but was already contemplating motherhood.
At that moment, Mo Ce suddenly stood up.
“You promised me earlier that you would give me those things?” He said, he was constantly holding onto this belief as he pulled Qian Wanyu’s ankle at the most critical moment when the three of them entered this strange crevice.
Qian Wanyu took out the necklace from her space ring and said, “I will give you this necklace, but first, I must know whether you are a friend or foe. So, you must answer three questions for me.”
Mo Ce’s eyes flashed with annoyance, but he couldn’t give up now. “Fine, ask.”
Dongfang Minghui was confused, wondering when her Seventh Sister and Mo Ce had made a deal. How did she not know anything about it?
Qian Wanyu opened the necklace, glanced at it, and asked the first question, “What is your relationship with Cheng Feng?”
Dongfang Minghui was also curious about this question. Cheng Feng’s town was home to a lot of Dark Spiritual Masters. Even Xuan Zhu, the dignified princess, had to bow her head and ask for elixirs from her. It was clear that Cheng Feng was a person with a powerful background.
Unfortunately, they knew nothing about her.
Mo Ce’s beautiful eyes stared at Qian Wanyu, but as he opened his mouth to speak, she interrupted him.
“Don’t try to lie; I’ll know if you are lying. Think carefully before you answer.” Qian Wanyu’s serious expression gave the impression that she knew something.
Mo Ce hesitated, and the atmosphere around them grew tense. Dongfang Minghui worried that the deal would fall through, but Mo Ce finally relented and briefly explained, “I’ve been an orphan since I was a child, and Cheng Feng took me in.”
“But, when I first met you, you were being held captive in her secret room and being beaten. Why?” Dongfang Minghui had already imagined all sorts of scenarios between Cheng Feng and Mo Ce! She had already imagined Cheng Feng and Mo Ce were engaging in some R18 Forbidden Play or maybe it was SM or something. Her brain was filled with a hundred thousand words of yellow text.
Mo Ce’s eyelids twitched, but he remained silent.
Qian Wanyu seemed to understand something, “The second question, what is your purpose for joining the Blood Fiend Alliance?”
Dongfang Minghui sighed, “I wouldn’t have connected the two things if Seventh Sister hadn’t mentioned it. Mo Ce is Cheng Feng’s man, and Cheng Feng controls a group of Dark Spiritual Masters. Mo Ce’s purpose for joining the Blood Fiend Alliance must be because of Cheng Feng…”
Aihh, it seems she still doesn’t have enough brains.
Qian Wanyu waited for him extremely patiently, “If you haven’t thought about this question, there is one last question.”
Dongfang Minghui quickly pricked up her ears to listen. All the questions Seventh sister asked got straight to the point.
“What purpose do you have for following us besides finding the mystery of your life?”
Three questions in a row made Mo Ce speechless, and he just stood there blankly, motionless.
Dongfang Minghui looked helpless, she instinctively moved towards Seventh sister, staring at the necklace in Seventh sister’s hand in a daze, Seventh sister didn’t want to give everything to Mo Ce, thinking that there were arrangements behind. However even if the other party didn’t take it, it seems that there is no way to continue to investigate when it comes to this necklace. After all, the elf clan was shrouded in many mysteries and they were not too familiar with all their history.
“Mo Ce, I have always regarded you as a friend, but you have kept so many things from us.”
She was muttering unintentionally but was implying something.
In particular, Mo Ce still remembered the playful girl who accidentally broke into the secret room in the basement. Although he was struggling, he also hoped that someone could give him a little warmth when he was whipped and injured.
After he considered it again and again, he said, “I can only guarantee that neither of these two questions you asked involve me hurting you.”
This answer was not an answer, and did not satisfy Qian Wanyu, she weighed the necklace in her hand, “In that case, I can give you this necklace, but you need to find out the mystery of your life experience by yourself. ”
A glint of pure joy flashed in Mo Ce’s eyes, just like that of a child who had eagerly anticipated a toy for a long time and suddenly received it. He cherished the necklace, examining it closely in his hands, his fingers caressing it gently.
Dongfang Minghui and Seventh Sister had already thoroughly searched the necklace, but there was nothing inside. Even the worn wings on the back were unrecognizable. If Mo Ce looked closely, he would notice that the worn wings of the necklace were identical to the ones on his collarbone – the symbol of the Elf Clan.
Dongfang Minghui couldn’t help but feel sympathy. Only obtaining a necklace, Mo Ce would also find it hard to unravel the mystery of his origins.
Once Mo Ce’s excitement subsided, they began to consider their current situation. “How are we going to leave this place?”
“Yeah, how do we leave?”
Both Qian Wanyu and Mo Ce’s gazes turned towards Dongfang Minghui.
She realized that she had unwittingly spoken her thoughts out loud. In fact, she had no recollection of how they arrived here. The place seemed to be a stone platform suspended above an abyss, with no points of reference around them.
An isolated stone platform…
“Let’s wait a bit longer.”
“You need to think carefully. At night, if your Ninth Sister’s consciousness is controlled by the Dragon Seal again, she might lead us astray, and we could easily fall into the bottomless abyss.” Mo Ce warned.
“Heh.” Qian Wanyu scoffed, not missing the hint of schadenfreude in Mo Ce’s words. “Don’t worry, even if we fall, I will accompany her.”
Mo Ce: “…” He felt as if he had just been force-fed a mouthful of dog food.
TL Note: Dog food here basically means PDA (public displays of affection) haha
Seeing everyone’s silence, the awkward atmosphere circulated among the three. Dongfang Minghui decided to accept the reality that she had led them here, carrying the burden in silence. “Seventh Sister, I don’t remember how we got here.”
Qian Wanyu’s thoughts returned to the previous night. Before they were swallowed by the sandstorm, they had grabbed onto a vine and fallen straight down from the sky. Ninth Sister got stuck, while she and Mo Ce continued to fall, hanging in mid-air above the abyss. They fought monsters from the abyss half the night, not even realizing how their faces had become dotted with red spots. “We came from above.”
Without Little Colour’s vine, she and Mo Ce would have fallen into the abyss below and experienced a brutal trial, they might have even just fallen to their deaths.
Qian Wanyu mischievously pointed to the sky above their heads.
Following the direction of her finger, Dongfang Minghui raised her head and saw the azure sky, white clouds, and the beautiful surroundings. If Seventh Sister wasn’t joking…
Were they supposed to ascend to the heavens?!
“The path is gone,” Mo Ce added. “When we came down, there were steps extending from above, but they disappeared after daybreak.”
Dongfang Minghui was utterly confused, she stared at them for a while before suggesting, “How about this? When I sleepwalk again tonight, you can tie me up. If it doesn’t work, just knock me out.”
Qian Wanyu concealed her displeasure behind her veil, her dark eyes coldly scanning their surroundings before turning away.
Mo Ce, too, wisely turned his back.
“Did you forget that on the first night, you killed a beastman, and on the second day, you slaughtered a group of magical beasts?” Little Colour reminded her somberly.
On the third day, they arrived at this eerie place.
At night, Dongfang Minghui’s combat power was too strong; it could only help, but not take control of her body.
Qian Wanyu and Mo Ce had witnessed her killing people and beasts in the middle of the night, so they didn’t think they could restrain her and simply ignored her to follow along.
Dongfang Minghui was at a loss for words, her memories blank. If Little Colour hadn’t told her, she would still be in the dark. She sighed, “If this doesn’t work, and that doesn’t work…what should we do now?”
Seeing Dongfang Minghui’s disappointment, Qian Wanyu approached and patted her head, comforting her, “Don’t worry, there must be a way.”
Qian Wanyu took advantage of the situation to venture deeper, but halfway through, she was forced to turn back by flying beasts from the abyss. When she returned, the tip of her water thunder whip was stained with a thick, black substance that seemed to have a mind of its own, trying to escape the whip’s tip and slowly moving along the entire whip.
“Seventh sister, could this be some kind of poisonous substance?” Dongfang Minghui was startled, picking up a rock and smashing it onto the black liquid. The rock was quickly contaminated by the black substance, which then started to spread outward.
Qian Wanyu pulled her back, “Since you know what this is, don’t touch it carelessly.”
Dongfang Minghui nodded. She had seen the fake love flower, which was using this type of black plant-based poison. Now, it seemed like there was an animal-based poison. Recalling how Qian Mama, and Uncle Wood had lost their tracks when they ventured into the Dragon Valley, she shivered inexplicably.
In broad daylight, she broke out in a cold sweat.
Dongfang Minghui shuddered, awakening from her horrifying memories. She muttered, “Seventh sister, could this place be the Dragon Valley?”
Qian Wanyu didn’t immediately answer, seeing her face pale and bloodless, she couldn’t help but gently embrace her, “Don’t worry about anything; Seventh sister will find a way out of here.”
How could she not worry?
Years ago, Qian Mama was so powerful yet when even she and Uncle Wood stumbled in this place, even though they managed to save their lives, twenty years had passed and everything changed. Thinking of this, Dongfang Minghui trembled and walked over to sit next to a withered tree.
The withered tree used its broken branches to gently touch her shoulder as if comforting her.
Mo Ce was unfamiliar with the Dragon Valley mentioned by Dongfang Minghui, but from her panic-stricken appearance, he guessed that the name represented great danger. As he hesitated whether to offer her the only fruit he had, the seemingly dead tree suddenly moved.
“Great tree, thank you for saving me just now,” Dongfang Minghui said while immersed in her fear. If possible, she would have liked to pick up the Dragon Seal in her hand and give it a good beating. Of all the places to come to, it had to be the Dragon Valley!
The withered tree’s remaining branches were sparse and bare, as if they had experienced some kind of disaster.
“I don’t have anything to offer you here, but if you need it, I can refine three bottles of pure spirit liquid for you.”
The withered tree swayed back and forth to respond to her.
“You don’t want it?”
Even so, Dongfang Minghui didn’t want to owe these lovely plants and flowers anything. She immediately took out various medicinal plants and started refining the spirit liquid by herself, seemingly undisturbed by others.
Qian Wanyu saw Mo Ce standing still, so she approached him and asked coldly, “What are you looking at?”
Mo Ce noticed her skillful technique and suddenly remembered the first pill she had given him. It turned out she was a pharmacist. However, was that tree really alive?
Qian Wanyu was suspicious when she saw Mo Ce return to the seat where he was sitting with a calm expression on his face. She lowered her head and glanced at the stones that had turned pitch black, and then at the dead tree behind Ninth Sister. This thing could even pollute the land, and by then, it will be difficult for this group of vegetation to survive.
She slammed the stone into the air, and pulled out her lightning whip, the purple lightning flashed on the tip of the whip, and hit the falling stone fiercely.
The stone was still intact under the strike of the mine whip. Qian Wanyu swung it again, and the stone was wrapped in black liquid, possessing a very tenacious defensive ability, even the second strike failed to break it.
The stone rolled and fell into the abyss all the way below.
Woosh new chap.