Eventually, they went into a cave of some sort. Dongfang Minghui gulped, “Little Colour, I think I saw a… There’s a figure moving over there, do you think it’s Seventh sister?”
She moved that way cautiously, very afraid of being spotted by the Female Protagonist.
“The aura death is very thick there, don’t get too close.” Little Colour was alert. Plants were many times more powerful than humans in their ability to absorb death aura however if they were tainted too much by it they too would only have a dead end.
Dongfang Minghui hadn’t felt anything yet but had already noticed that the entire cave was covered in the aura of death.
She hesitated even more when she heard Little Colour’s warning, “Little Colour, let’s go back, Seventh sister can’t be in this place.”
Little Colour thought about it and agreed.
Dongfang Minghui retreated while looking at the writhing mass that was also gradually moving this way step by step, she was scared to death and backed out quickly against a wall.
There was actually nothing behind the wall, the moment her body touched it she fell backwards with her whole body, the sidewall was too smooth for her to grab onto any obstacle, and her whole person fell backwards!
“Little Colour, help!”
Farther ahead, Dongfang Wanyu stopped and turned around, she thought she heard the voice of her ninth sister.
“I sense that something is inside, what are you stopping for, go.” Qing Mo couldn’t help but ask.
Ninth sister should be at the inn right now, she wouldn’t appear here. Dongfang Wanyu comforted herself, then followed the instructions to go deeper.
Little Colour’s vines swished and swiftly inserted themselves into the opposite wall, alarmed, “Shit! This damned place is even covered with the aura of death on the walls, I might not last long, can you climb up?”
No one expected that below the wall would be an invisible cliff, it was deep and dark below, Dongfang Minghui looked back and saw green glowing spots everywhere, it looked scary.
“Little Colour, you must hang on, there are so many scary things down there, I don’t want to die yet.” Dongfang Minghui was about to cry, she had the weird illusion of something strange about to bite her ass.
She climbed up hard, but she had to step on the wall when she pressed down her foot, somehow something slimy crawled down her foot and onto her calf, she couldn’t shake it off even when she kicked out.
In the dark, when one’s vision is impaired, one’s hearing is infinitely amplified, Dongfang Minghui swallowed some saliva, “Little Colour, what do I do, my feet feel like they’re covered in something sticky. The stuff is sticking, and did you hear any strange noises?”
Little Colour had stopped talking.
At the mouth of the cave there was a skeleton soldier with only a skeleton head and no body, the series of sounds just now was because of the sound it made when it rolled over and its upper and lower jaws clinked against each other. It was extra scary to hear in the dark.
Little Colour looked at it, the two green fires inside the skull’s eye sockets also looked back, the three vines across the wall were like a line stopping it in its tracks.
The skull suddenly spewed out a cloud of grey gas towards the three vines, the grey smoke seemed to be alive, twisting into a ball and clouding over the vines, at first it was a small portion, but the grey smoke began to spread, spreading from the a small part all the way until it looked like it was going to spread right to the roots.
“It hurts.” Little Colour conveyed its most intuitive feeling to Dongfang Minghui.
Little Colour could only use its spiritual power to stop the spread of the grey smoke and its corrosive nature.
Little Colour found that its vines had actually rotted to its roots, very fast, looks like it was getting a taste of the power of devouring.
Right now, below, Dongfang Minghui was fighting with the slimy stuff on the wall, and she couldn’t pull her foot out of it once she stepped on it.
Dongfang Minghui suddenly felt the vines slacken, she fell down, she was scared to death, but her feet were free from the wall.
One of Little Colour’s three vine branches had been completely corroded so Little Colour simply cut it off.
“Quick, I can’t hold on much longer.” Little Colour’s fragile voice came from a sea of souls.
Minghui was very anxious, this place was terrifying. With nothing to step on with her feet, Dongfang Minghui could only put all her hopes in her hands. She grabbed the wall with her hands and climbed hard, climbing for a while before seeing the edge of the hole.
A pair of green firey eyes were staring at her.
“I did my best, Minghui…” Little Colour suddenly blurted out.
Immediately afterwards, the three vine branches splintered and snapped into pieces.
Dongfang Minghui screamed loudly, that’s not the most terrifying part, what’s terrifying is that she found out that there’s a grey mist wrapped around Little Colour in her Soul Sea, Little Colour was trapped in it, she couldn’t see it at all. On top of that, the grey mist seemed to want to spread and take over her Soul Sea.
How can this be?
With the wind whistling in her ears, she couldn’t even seem to feel how far she’d fallen and released all of the spiritual energy she had suppressed in her dantian, one after another wrapping up the grey fog in her soul sea.
The fog burst multiple meridians in her body, but the crackling sound was not even as loud as the wind in her ears.
As she approached the bottom, a loud bang sounded, and she lost all consciousness.
On the other hand, Dongfang Wanyu kept feeling as if she heard Ninth Sister’s voice, Dongfang Wanyu rubbed her eyebrows, she felt that something wasn’t quite right, panicking a bit and saying, “Qing Mo, we’ve got the stuff.”
Dongfang Wanyu searched her space ring and brought out a journal, the journal was already very worn out, many of the words recorded on it were lacking, she planned to go back and study it properly.
“Let’s go back.”
Dongfang Wanyu went back very quickly, she cleaned up herself a bit before pushing open the door of her room, the room was so quiet that she couldn’t even hear any breathing.
“Your ninth sister isn’t in the room.” Qing Mo couldn’t help but say.
“Impossible, if nothing else, she should have definitely been able to sleep until tomorrow morning.” Dongfang Wanyu’s hands were very level-headed and controlled.
The only possibility was that something had changed.
Dongfang Wanyu checked the bedding, it was already cold to the touch, there was no warmth at all. From all the signs in the room, it was clear that the other party had walked out on her own.
“Did Ninth sister wake up on her own?”
For some reason, she suddenly remembered the screams in the cave.
Dongfang Wanyu thought of this and immediately went to tap on Situ Hao’s door, then remembered that she had also put him to sleep to keep him out of the way.
“Wake up, Situ Hao wake up.” Dongfang Wanyu poured a glass of cold water directly on his face.
Situ Hao jumped up from the bed with a start.
“What are you doing.”
Dongfang Wanyu couldn’t help but look away when he saw he was only in his underwear, “Get dressed and accompany me outside, we need to find Ninth Sister, Ninth Sister is missing.”
They went out to look for her without any luck, nobody seemed to have seen a girl go outside the inn, not to mention, it was the middle of the night, who would be bored enough to hang around outside.
The screams from the cave before would always keep ringing in Dongfang Wanyu’s mind, “Could it be that she’s gone alone into the Death Valley?”
Situ Hao sighed, he had promised the old man to protect Qian Minghui before he came, but it had only been a short while and he had already lost the person…
Dongfang Wanyu ignored him and went straight to Death Valley. Situ Hao followed him, “You… how do you know she went to Death Valley?”
She couldn’t say it was because she’d heard the other person’s screams yesterday.
“The whole town has been searched, where else could she have gone besides Death Valley?” Dongfang Wanyu was anxious, worried that the voices she heard yesterday night were coming from her Ninth Sister. It must have been something dangerous if that were the case.
So, she unknowingly picked up her pace.
Situ Hao followed her closely and couldn’t help but comfort her, “Don’t worry, she might have found the Love Flower somewhere. It won’t be long till we meet her.”
“I hope so.”
Dongfang Minghui opened her eyes and found that she’d plunged into a greyish-black meadow, surrounded by silence. Nothing seemed to be around, she was in excruciating pain and couldn’t move. She probably fell hard when she fell from such a high place.
She didn’t really know what happened after she fell since she had to draw her entire body’s spiritual energy into the soul sea to resist that grey mist. Right now, she was running on empty, somewhat similar to the first spiritual energy depletion but completely different? It was hard to know for sure.
However, what was terrifying was that it was really difficult for her to move even a single finger. When she tried, her heart was screaming from all the pain.
“Someone help me.” Dongfang Minghui tried to move her lips, but she was horrified to find that she couldn’t even scream, this was really worse than death…
Dongfang Minghui saw that in the Sea of Souls, Little Colour seemed to be still mixed up with the grey fog, probably unable to save itself it couldn’t care about her business.
Dongfang Minghui couldn’t help but curse in her heart, she knew that going against the Female Protagonist wouldn’t end well. She’d only been stalking the Female Protagonist for a little while, and somehow she ended up falling down from such a high place, Fuck it hurt her so much…
Next time, she mustn’t listen to Little Colour’s words.
Otherwise, the consequences will be more serious than breaking into pieces!
Dongfang Minghui couldn’t move, and looked up with a lifeless face, hoping that someone would suddenly come and save her.
On the other side, Wanyu and Situ Hao searched around Death Valley, but no one was to be found, instead, they encountered a flock of man-eating crows, dark creatures and even some extremely terrifying existences. They had no choice but to hide in a cave.
Dongfang Wanyu searched carefully inside the cave, finally, she found the skull of a skeleton soldier on the ground, along with a small piece of a vine branch that hadn’t been corroded yet.
“No need to look further, this is a vine from her magic plant, she was definitely here.” Qing Mo couldn’t help but interrupt her, “Your ninth sister’s searching skills are really first-rate, have you forgotten that she can always find you even when we were in the Purple Devil Mountain Range? After she woke up yesterday, she must have followed your trail here, but I don’t know what she encountered halfway through.”
In the meantime, Dongfang Wanyu couldn’t help but look at the corroded and already wilted vines, if even her magic plant turned out like this, she must be in danger.
“Qing Mo, is there any way to find her?”
“You’re crazy, she must have found something fishy if she followed you here. Do you want your identity to be exposed, and then be hunted by the whole Seven Coloured Continent?” In Qing Mo’s view, Dongfang Minghui’s sudden disappearance was the greatest gift, at least for Wanyu it was. She wouldn’t need to worry about the secrets of her body being known.
Dongfang Wanyu simply ignored Qing Mo’s concerns and handed over the cut off vines to Situ Hao , “Something happened to Ninth Sister, this is a vine from her contracted magic plant, she must have been here yesterday, but somehow disappeared.”
Situ Hao took a look, “This has the aura of death.”
Death Valley was already a terrifying existence, and this aura of Death was even more of a nightmare for everyone in the Seven Colored Continent. Situ Hao no longer dared to imagine what kind of situation Dongfang Minghui had been involved in.
“Yes, this aura of death has the ability to devour everything, and any species that gets infected will only end up at a dead end. We need to find her as soon as possible.” Dongfang Wanyu didn’t want to pay any attention to Qing Mo’s concerns and gambled on her Ninth Sister not having found out anything about her situation.
The two of them searched for a long time inside the cave, and even went deeper into the cave to look, but they couldn’t find anything.
Dongfang Wanyu remembered clearly that she heard Dongfang Minghui’s cries in three separate places yesterday, and her voice also gradually weakened.
She retraced her previous route again, pausing at one place and then another, and finally, she returned to the place where she’d picked up Little Colour’s vines.
“It must’ve been at this place.”
Dongfang Wanyu then searched the place inch by inch, eventually finding traces of a vine poking through the wall.
“This was penetrated through by a vine? Minghui’s magic plant seems to be quite powerful.” Situ Hao couldn’t believe it, this wall was not ordinary and yet it was penetrated through with the vine. But he immediately shut up when he thought further. If the magic plant was so powerful and still went missing, it was not good news.
She closed her eyes and tried to imagine what kind of situation the other was in that could cause her contracted magic plant to stab through the wall.
There was still a trail of devoured vines on the ground, traces of which disappeared when it reached the other wall.
“What have you found?” Situ Hao watched her move inch by inch and couldn’t help but ask.
Dongfang Wanyu looked at the wall, “It broke off right here. Ninth sister should have stood in this position and then been attacked from the other side of the wall.”
Situ Hao looked back and forth in confusion, “It’s just a cave wall, what’s there to see here?”
Dongfang Wanyu ignored him and reached out her hand to gently rub the wall, who knew that the wall would suddenly bend in! She retracted her hand in a flash.
“Wow, are you okay?”
Situ Hao was shocked to witness her hand almost get swallowed into the wall.
“The secret is here, we have to go in ourselves, maybe we’ll find her.” Dongfang Wanyu seemed to understand that this part of the wall was actually illusory, but what’s actually behind the wall was a question mark.
“Yeah, let’s go.”
The two of them stepped forward, and as soon as they did, Dongfang Wanyu’s entire body was in mid-air.
“Down there is an abyss.”
She fell straight down feet first but perhaps she was mentally prepared, she calmly took out a long sword from her space ring and inserted it into the wall, her fall then slowed down.
“Qian Wanyu, how are you doing?” Situ Hao saw her fall and didn’t have time to pull her up so he naturally asked to see if she was alright.
“Don’t come down, I’ll see how deep this place is first.”
Dongfang Wanyu calculated in her head but then she realized something was wrong. The sword that had been inserted into the wall had turned into a mass of darkness and was about to reach the hilt of her sword extremely quickly!
“This hidden place seems to contain a great devouring power within it, this happens to match with your own dark spiritual power, seems like this is a gift sent to you by the heavens.” Qing Mo couldn’t help but rejoice.
Dongfang Wanyu on the other hand wasn’t pleased with the situation all, after watching the longsword being devoured by the darkness, she grabbed her Water Lightning Whip. The other end of the whip had a barbed hook that could be hung upside down on the wall. She also used the power of lightning to engulf the energy on the wall to destroy it.
She looked down but couldn’t see the end of most of the way.
Dongfang Wanyu simply took back her whip and followed gravity as she fell straight down.
“Help-“Dongfang Minghui slumped on the ground, face down could only see darkness in front. She felt empty inside, it was like there was no spiritual energy around her, not to mention spiritual energy, there wasn’t even a blade of grass.
With her stomach growling, Dongfang Minghui wasn’t in the mood to care. She was about into despair, almost eight hours had passed since she had fallen, and so far she hadn’t even seen a single ghost.
It was hard to meet anyone in Death Valley, not to mention the fact that she had fallen from such a high place. There probably wouldn’t be another person stupid enough to jump into this place.
“Little Colour, I think we’re all going to die here this time.”
One way she’d probably die would be from starvation. Losing her spiritual power made her no different from a mere mortal. She was also badly injured, so she really could die this way. The second way to die was being directly devoured by the aura of death, which would probably turn her into white bones.
Come to think of it, it seemed that everything only lead death.
“Whoever fucking saves me this time, I’ll marry him!”
Heh don’t go back on your words Huihui
Enjoy guys ~