“Is there nothing else?”
Murong Qingyi’s eyes drifted down and immediately shook her head.
Qian Wanyu thought for a moment and motioned to Li Jing, “Li Jing, let her go.”
Li Jing nodded and lifted Murong Qingyi from the ground just like that, then sent her out of the stone door, with a warning, “It is our young master who gave you a chance if you have the ability to escape from here safely, count yourself lucky.”
If you can’t escape, then you can’t blame them for not keeping their word…
Murong Qingyi touched her face, the wound that had been inflicted before could not be healed immediately and she guessed that she might even have been permanently scarred. She couldn’t even hear Li Jing’s words clearly.
Murong Qingyi took out her long whip and ran along the road Qian Wanyu had come from, but her body was wounded and the pain from her abdomen was unbearable, so she fell to the ground halfway along the road.
There were unsteady footsteps approaching behind her, it was the same people who were standing outside the stone gate before.
Murong Qingyi tried her best to move forward, one step at a time.
Suddenly, the light in front of her dimmed, and she noticed that someone was walking towards her step by step.
Qian Wanyu didn’t have to wait too long before Li Jing pushed open the stone door, and a man carrying a dying Murong Qingyi walked in from behind her.
“Young Master, if you let her go, it will reveal information about the Rose House, so you can’t keep her.” The man casually threw Murong Qingyi on the ground.
Murong Qingyi still had some consciousness, and only after hearing their conversation did she realize that she was stupid enough to believe Qian Wanyu would let her go.
She tried to get up.
Qian Wanyu gave her a faint glance, “Yes, she already knows the secrets of this place, and we can’t just let her go.”
Not to mention divulging the information about the Rose House, even her identity couldn’t be divulged from her mouth.
This sentence was equivalent to a death sentence for Murong Qingyi.
“Just now, right here, you lied to me, and this is the price you pay for your lies.”
Qian Wanyu stretched out her beautiful palm, touched her forehead, and very gently said, “Now, tell me everything you know.”
Murong Qingyi didn’t expect that Qian Wanyu would ask Qing Mo for a way to search her memories the moment she left.
Although it was insidious, it was quite useful, especially in dealing with those who were full of nonsense but refused to tell their secrets.
Qian Wanyu closed her eyes and saw clearly the series of events that had taken place since Murong Qingyi entered the Royal Academy, including the image of her and Ninth Sister colliding with each other and her pulling out a whip.
After the memory search was over, Qian Wanyu needed to sit quietly for a moment to digest the memories she had just read from the other woman’s mind.
It turned out that except for the third time when Murong Qingyi couldn’t wait to kill Ninth Sister, the other two times were actually done by someone else, it was no wonder that she felt that the other party was hiding something.
She quickly remembered the person in Murong Qingyi’s mind who was wearing a black robe, she grabbed the other party by the neck, “Spit it out, who’s that person?”.
Murong Qingyi looked at her with a bloody mouth and a sarcastic smile, “Want to know? Beg me and maybe I’ll tell you as soon as I’m happy.”
Qian Wanyu sneered, her hands tightened and clasped her neck, ready to search her memories for the second time but was stopped by Qing Mo.
“Wanyu, calm down, it’s useless, searching for memories is related to your own spiritual power, those with weak spiritual power can only search for memories of a recent period of time, if you want to search for more memories from her, you must improve yourself as soon as possible.”
Qian Wanyu was reluctant, she couldn’t think of anyone else’s hand reaching out to Ninth Sister besides Murong Qingyi.
The person in the black robe, cape and black hat, who had used Murong Qingyi and Bai Lu, these two foolish women, and also in a few words invited the Blood Fiend Alliance’s assassin, was really something.
The first time, it was a naked warning, the second a declaration of war. Hmph!
If she hadn’t wanted to get to the bottom of this, it would have been easy to confuse even her from all the misdirection, a consequence she wouldn’t have dared to think about.
“No good, she’s going to self-destruct.”
Just as Qing Mo finished speaking, a bright light directly broke through the entire stone door, shaking the flat ground, not to mention the entire underground tunnel.
Qian Wanyu almost jumped towards the door at the same time, but the self-destruct of a Spiritual Master still gave her a certain impact, directly throwing her outside, and then the stone blocks above fell down, burying her completely.
“The movement just now was-”
The guards outside the passage looked at each other and said in unison, “It’s the fluctuations coming from the underground secret passage.”
“The Young Master is still inside.”
When the two of them went down together, they realized that the underground tunnel had turned into a pile of ruins, and that the stones were blocking the only entrance.
“Quick, tell the sisters upstairs to come down and help clear out all these stones.”
Li Jing immediately went to call the sisters upstairs, and a group of people came over to move the stones blocking the entrance out, when they were halfway there, they noticed that the stones not far away moved twice.
Everyone looked surprised, forgetting to move the rocks.
Qian Wanyu’s left hand was covered in blood, and she crawled out from underneath it, but her right hand was hanging by her side, looking badly injured.
Qian Wanyu stepped on the stone block and jumped in front of them, her body was covered with scars and her face looked very bad.
“Li Jing, clean this place up and see what else you can find.”
“Young Master, you’re injured, we’d better go up and heal you first.”
That was the first time she’d experienced the power of self-destructing, if it wasn’t for Qing Mo blocking that final strike just now, she might not have been able to live today.
“Qing Mo, are you okay?”
Although the other party was merely a wisp, he was important in her heart as a teacher and a friend.
“Wanyu, I may need to go into hibernation for some time. Murong Qingyi did not voluntarily self-destruct it must have been triggered by someone else…”
Qing Mo’s voice was silent after he finished speaking.
In the meantime, Qian Wanyu caressed her broken arm, and ordered, “If you find anything related to Murong Qingyi, bring it to me.”
She disappeared for two whole days, and Dongfang Minghui couldn’t guess where the Female Protagonist had gone.
On the other hand, the disappearance of one of the new students attracted attention from the royal family, and Nan Nan made some inquiries and gossiped, “Apparently it was a student from the Fire Hall. She disappeared for two days before her roommates discovered it.
Dongfang Minghui didn’t care at all. People who were arrogant and domineering easily offended, and they are indeed not well-liked by others, “Nan Nan why do I hear your tone of gloating? Did she get you in trouble before?”
Mu Sheng had never met anyone who was slower than he was. He laughed lowly and explained, “She’s the one who got you into trouble before. Sister Wanyu hadn’t returned for two days, and that person had also been missing for two days.”
If there was no relationship between them, Mu Sheng didn’t believe it.
“The one who harmed me?”
Dongfang Minghui looked surprised, she was going to work hard to cultivate her skills, then she was going to end this feud herself after a period of time, so as not to cause unnecessary trouble for the Female Protagonist.
“Are you talking about Murong Qingyi?”
Mu Sheng nodded, “Last time in our last match, Wanyu went to test her personally and basically confirmed that she was the one who hurt you.”
Hey, had Female Protagonist already confirmed this? How come she never told her about this matter?
Dongfang Minghui was a bit dumbfounded. Last time when she said she was suspicious of the other party, she thought that Seventh sister did not care at all.
“So, what’s Murong Qingyi’s whereabouts?” Dongfang Minghui asked nervously.
Nan Nan shook her head and smiled, “Ever since we came to the White Moon Empire, first you and then Murong Qingyi went missing one after another, the lead teacher’s furious, blaming the White Moon Empire for not doing enough to protect the students. They have now gone to investigate, and seem to have found that the other party went to a teahouse, after which the clues were broken.”
Dongfang Minghui had no idea what to do. With the Female Protagonist’s methods, it probably wouldn’t take two days to clean up a person. Why didn’t she return after two days? Did she encounter something difficult? She was so absent-minded and distracted that she didn’t even listen to what Mu Sheng and Lu Xing said afterwards.
“Minghui, are you too tired from your recent cultivation? I see you don’t look too good, why don’t you go to your room and rest for a while.”
In these past few days, the three of them would always accompany her, while Dongfang Minghui cultivated her skills, they would each do their own thing in the small courtyard, basically making sure to accompany her every step of the way.
Since it was hard to find an excuse to get away, Dongfang Minghui nodded her head.
“Love Flower, do you think Seventh sister will be okay?”
Love Flower was educating Lucky, and when it heard Dongfang Minghui’s question, it crawled out of the space and rubbed her with its flower.
“She’s much stronger than you, she should be fine.”
Satisfied with Love Flower’s confirmation she perked up and proceeded to pick up the materials she had purchased earlier to make a teething rod for Toothless in the room.
Love Flower also went back in the space ring to continue its education of Lucky.
When Qian Wanyu returned, it was already dark, and the three people were ready to leave.
Lu Xing was the first to notice that something was wrong. He looked Qian Wanyu up and down and asked, “Wanyu, did you make a breakthrough?
Lu Xing was an Elf, his senses were far stronger than that of ordinary people.
When he mentioned this, Mu Sheng immediately circled around Qian Wanyu, smiling and congratulating her, “So Sister Wanyu has gone to the next level, no wonder we couldn’t find you.
This was good because it was also a good alibi for what had happened before, no one would have associated the disappearance of Murong Qingyi with Wanyu’s disappearance these two days.
Since it was obvious to everyone, Qian Wanyu nodded her head and admitted, “Indeed, this tournament gave me great inspiration, so I found a quiet place to practice, and I was lucky enough to break through to Great Spiritualist.
Qian Wanyu kept her hands behind her back, and her facial expression remained indifferent. Lu Xing and the rest did not notice anything wrong at all, so they congratulated her and went back to their own houses.
Nan Nan was the last to leave. She whispered in Qian Wanyu’s ear, “You haven’t been home for two days, Minghui is very worried about you.
Dongfang Minghui had already heard the voices outside, she opened the door and said with a smile, “Seventh sister, you’re finally back.”
Breakthrough to Great Spiritualist?
Dongfang Minghui’s eyeballs rolled slightly. Didn’t the Female Protagonist breakthrough during her spiritual empowerment? How could it be earlier?
“Ninth Sister, have you been practising well these past two days?”
“Yes, I spend at least five hours a day practising skills.” Dongfang Minghui basically freed some time to sleep but after a few days of practice she found that it didn’t seem to matter if she didn’t sleep, the next day she had the same amount of energy as usual. When she discovered this benefit, she naturally intensified her practice, and night time became the best time for her to practice.
Qian Wanyu wanted to raise her hand, but found that her right hand was injured, so she simply overtook her and entered the room.
Dongfang Minghui immediately followed her in, cautiously probing, “Seventh sister, where have you been for the past two days?”
Qian Wanyu gave her a puzzled look, “Some time ago, I noticed my spiritual energy was unstable, and I found a place to retreat for two days.” She said frankly, seemingly not hiding anything.
Dongfang Minghui was a little disappointed, she thought to herself, Female Protagonist really was a cultivation maniac who never forgets to practice anywhere.
“Seventh sister, I don’t think your complexion is so good, so take a good rest in the room.”
Dongfang Minghui closed the door lost, thinking she took Mu Sheng and the others too seriously.
Even if Murong Qingyi had disappeared, it probably had nothing to do with the Female Protagonist.
She kicked the stone bench hard, but it was her own foot that hurt. Aiya!
“Forget it, keep practicing.”
Little Colour said before that she could only breakthrough if she has cultivated her first skill to the extreme.
Qian Wanyu stretched out her right arm and moved it a little, because of the sudden breakthrough in her spiritual energy, all the other injuries on her body were almost healed, except for this arm, it was still a little hard to move.
She guessed that it had something to do with her touching the hint of that black robed person in Murong Qingyi’s memories that caused her to self-destruct as well as force Qing Mo to go into hibernation. She was really unwilling to let it end like this…
In Murong Qingyi’s memory, that person wearing a black robe was the one who did the planning. It was clear that that person’s target was her and Ninth Sister, but somehow, it had suddenly shifted to just targeting Ninth Sister.
If this person wasn’t found, Ninth Sister would not be able to live in peace from now on.
Qian Wanyu sighed, she was the one who was weak at the end of the day, otherwise, she wouldn’t have given a hint to that person in Murong Qingyi’s mind when she searched the other person’s memories, and what happened next wouldn’t have happened.
It took awhile before Qian Wanyu managed to calm herself down.
She could clearly hear every breath of the person next door, as well as the number of flying needles the other person threw.
She took out three silver needles of different lengths from her space ring, these were all around the stone room, forced out of her body due to Murong Qingyi’s self-destruction.
After the secret passage was emptied at the bottom, nothing was found inside except these.
When Qian Wanyu opened her eyes again later, Dongfang Minghui was sitting on the chair opposite her, looking straight at her.
She smiled a little.
“Seventh sister, I forgot to tell you something.” The smile from the female protagonist momentarily stunned her, Dongfang Minghui immediately came back to her senses, wondering how she found the female protagonist seemed to look more and more beautiful, and she scratched her face a little embarrassed.
“The two days you were away, Xuan Zhu came to see you twice, it seemed like it was something particularly urgent, she wouldn’t say even if I asked her.”
As soon as Qian Wanyu heard this, she guessed that it must be the recipe of Mixed Heaven Pill, she immediately stood up, “Indeed, it is very important I should see her.”
Dongfang Minghui followed her out of the doorway, and just watched as the Female Protagonist quickly left, not even throwing her an unnecessary glance, she could feel the other party’s eagerness.
“What’s so urgent?”
She was alone and mumbling to herself, the script hadn’t written anything about the Female Protagonist having anything to do with Princess Xuan Zhu.
She scratched her head, thinking that she really couldn’t understand the whole situation.
To her surprise, the Female Protagonist went out for the whole day and only came back at night.
At that time, she was shooting flying needles, which formed a semi-circle and shot straight at the trees in the distance.
She had made a deal with the trees, exchanging five bottles of spiritual liquid for the damage she would do to them when she practised her skill.
Lately, however, probably because she had really accomplished something, the trees had been asking for more and more, or else they would not let her practice.
Dongfang Minghui had the feeling that she would soon breakthrough.
“Ninth Sister.” Qian Wanyu didn’t find Xuan Zhu in the royal family. She was a little worried about the change in situation from the incident before, so she stayed in the pavilion near where her medicinal plants garden was. Who knew that as soon as she practiced, a day passed.
“Seventh sister, it seems that you are going to the Phoenix Pond to receive spiritual empowerment tomorrow, right?”
So, it seems that she’s going to be left alone again.
Ever since Murong Qingyi blew herself up, Qian Wanyu was even more worried about the other party’s safety, especially when she wasn’t by her side.
“How about this, tomorrow I’ll have Xuan Zhu come over to accompany you, what do you think?”
Xuan Zhu again…
Dongfang Minghui curled her lips reluctantly. Why did she suddenly feel that Xuan Zhu and Seventh sister seemed to have some sort of secret, this sort of intimacy that others couldn’t break in to.
“What’s wrong? You don’t like Xuan Zhu accompanying you?” Qian Wanyu raised her eyebrows. The last time she saw Ninth Sister and Xuan Zhu seemed to get along fine.
She couldn’t help but reach out her left hand and lightly touch her head, “When I return, we can go back to the Royal Academy.”
Once back in the Snow Capital, with the Dean of the Pharmacy as her background, Qian Wanyu would feel a lot more at ease.
“All right, Seventh sister.”
Dongfang Minghui readily accepted the arrangement, knowing that it was for her own sake.
The next day, Dongfang Minghui saw the three victorious teams fly from the royal family towards the Phoenix Pond with flying beasts.
Liu Qi was beside her, “Minghui, are we going to take the awards back to the academy?”
The day after the competition, she left on her own. Liu Qi perfectly accepted the prizes on her behalf, including what the pharmacy judges called a great gift, an advanced medicinal plant.
“Liu Qi, when I go back, I will tell the dean about your contribution, and I believe he will give you an extra reward.
It was true that a high-grade medicinal plant did not interest her, but for pharmacists, it was a great gift that could not be found elsewhere.
Selfishly, she believed that Liu Qi and Bai Lu were not the same kinds of people. However, objectively, there were some things that should be made clear earlier to avoid unnecessary troubles.
Liu Qi smiled, “Minghui, after going back, I will personally report to the dean about everything that happened, including the danger you almost encountered because of me, I believe the dean will also make the right judgment.
Dongfang Minghui remembered the day when she was stunned by the beast rampaging before but this little girl in front of her stood in front of her despite being so scared.
Just as she was about to speak, she saw Princess Xuan Zhu running over from afar, jumping in spite of her image, and Liu Qi upon seeing this immediately took it as a cue to leave, “Minghui, it seems like your friend is here, I’m leaving first.”
Female Protagonist really dragged the other party to accompany her, really did what she said she would do… Dongfang Minghui grimaced.
“Hey, Qian Minghui, I came over to kindly play with you, why are you looking at this princess with this expression?” Xuan Zhu’s eyes glazed over, expressing great displeasure.
“How dare I?” Dongfang Minghui turned around and walked away.
Xuan Zhu didn’t believe it and chased her, and slapped her back fiercely, “Hey, you and your Seventh sister are too unjust. Last time you picked a medicinal plant from our royal family. For this reason, I was also scolded by my father. You know, he’s never been willing to scold me since I grew up. He actually made a big deal of it at that time, and he was angry with me for several days.”
Listening to Xuan Zhu’s complaint, Dongfang Minghui did feel a little guilty. Maybe there was something special about Lucky.
However, according to her observations over the past few days, Lucky still seemed like a dead person, sick and half dead.
This trick of pretending to be dead was really amazing.
“Princess Xuan Zhu, the bet was proposed by you, you don’t think-” Dongfang Minghui squinted with a disdainful expression.
If the other party dared to nod her head, she was going to spray her to death with words.
“How can that be, this princess has a mouth of gold. There’s no reason to take back what I have said, but my father wants to see you.”
The last sentence, Xuan Zhu’s voice was so small that even ants couldn’t hear it clearly.
Dongfang Minghui pretended not to have heard it and did not change her face but she communicated with her mind to Love Flower in her space ring, “Love Flower, you didn’t pick up the Royal Family’s treasured plant did you?”
“Lucky is not it.”
Listening to Love Flower’s words, Dongfang Minghui sighed in relief, but then was a bit disappointed.
What about the promised good vision from having lots of experience, the promised partner and friend?!
Instead of that you picked up a random plant that only knows how to play dead ?!?!
“Ah, Princess Xuan Zhu, what did you say just now, I don’t think I heard you clearly.” Dongfang Minghui played dumb and blinked her eyes cutely.