She tried to take back her hand, but it was held firmly by the other side, the force was too strong for her to get out of…
Qian Wanyu looked around and her eyes swept around the surroundings. Did they seem to have entered a stone forest?
Looking up, there was nothing besides rocks.
“There seems to be nothing suspicious here.”
Dongfang Minghui blinked, blinked again, and suddenly had a bad feeling in her heart.
Qian Wanyu tightened her hand and gazed at her with tender eyes.
Dongfang Minghui’s face reddened, and her heart thumped uncontrollably fast, almost forgetting what she was going to say.
“Um, before when we arrived at Yundu City, wasn’t there a team that lost contact with everyone else, do you still remember?”
Qian Wanyu naturally remembered because the freshmen waited for those five people for a long time, fortunately, they arrived in time for the match.
In the middle of this was also of course the appearance of Li Yunan, if not because of his brain turning to mush and suddenly confessing to Ninth Sister in public, it wouldn’t have caused so many issues later like the one with Murong Qingyi.
“Related to them?”
Dongfang Minghui nodded, “I was fortunate enough to be inside the teacher’s office that day, and I heard the reason why the five of them were late.”
She told the story of what the five had encountered, focusing on the fact that they had been besieged by a special spiritual grass and walked in a stone forest for three days.
“I seem to have a slight impression of the strain of grass you mentioned.” Qian Wanyu remembered the man in white, called Xiu Qi, whom she had met in the examination grounds before, he seemed to have said that he was chasing a medicinal plant that had gained wisdom.
“Seventh sister you know that medicinal plant?”
“Pig Immortal grass, it is said to be extremely cunning.”
Hearing the name of this medicinal plants from the Female Protagonist’s mouth, Dongfang Minghui became more curious.
Love Flower was the most cunning of the medicinal plants she had ever seen, and she did not expect that another rival would appear that was on par with it.
“It would be good if we could meet.”
Qian Wanyu smiled, “Let’s take a walk.”
Because of the presence of this person beside her, she suddenly felt that the longer the road, the better, best if it went on forever!
Dongfang Minghui felt the warmth from the other person’s hand, passing from her hand to her heart.
She couldn’t help but think of yesterday’s night, the burning breath spread on her face, and her face instantly flushed again.
Qian Wanyu kept walking forward, walking for almost an hour, with a glance they still could not see any end.
“Let’s make a mark.”
She drew out her long whip and used the unique hook end of the Water Thunder Whip to make a mark on a large rock.
The two of them made marks along the way.
An hour later, Dongfang Minghui pointed to the place not far away that had been cracked by the Water Thunder Whip, “Seventh sister, we’ve just been here.”
Dongfang Minghui was a little confused, so they were really trapped here?
Qian Wanyu squeezed her palm, “Don’t worry, Seventh sister will find a way to take you out.”
Dongfang Minghui felt a little uncomfortable with this new style of affection from the Female Protagonist, but she still believed in the Female Protagonist’s words.
Qian Wanyu took out a smoke bomb and threw it into the air, but it met with a random wall of nothing in mid-air and fell straight down.
Smoke spread throughout the rocky forest.
The two people covered their noses, turned around and ran in another direction.
“This should be a formation since it is a formation, there will definitely be an eye.” Qian Wanyu thought, if Qing Mo was here, this place wouldn’t be able to trap her…it’s too bad she didn’t know too much about formations.
Dongfang Minghui was even more ignorant, she didn’t know anything besides making pills, shooting needles and talking to plants…
“Seventh sister, have you noticed that there is not a single plant here?” She turned around and wanted to catch a little plant to ask about the situation.
Qian Wanyu nodded and found a stone to sit down, “Don’t get worked up yet, rest here for a while.”
Strictly speaking, they’d been walking for almost an hour or two.
“Seventh sister, the stone forest we encountered doesn’t seem to be the same as the one they encountered.” Dongfang Minghui had heard the people narrate how they got to the stone forest and then encountered a mist, then they kept walking around for three days trying to find a way out.
Qian Wanyu took out a bottle of spiritual liquid directly from her space ring and handed it over, “Drink it.”
Female Protagonist was too gentle! T-this and the personality from the original plot was too different ah!
Dongfang Minghui foolishly took the spirit liquid, drank a mouthful and blinked, still thinking this was all unreal.
When Qian Wanyu saw her in a daze, she went to the centre of the stone forest, drew out her long whip, waved it a few times, and the big stone broke into countless small stones.
Some stones even directly evaporated into dust, that shows how powerful her force was.
She continued to whip around and within a few moments, the surrounding rocks had turned into a pile of rubble.
Female Protagonist’s technique was simply too violent!
Next, Dongfang Minghui saw the Female Protagonist’s simple and brutal method. All the way through, all the stones turned into a pile of small stones under Qian Wanyu’s Water Thunder Whip, which further turned into dust when the wind blew.
She thought that Qian Wanyu would’ve slowly deduced the location and then destroy it not bulldoze like this… Truly an eye opening experience.
“Seventh sister, we should have walked for half an hour, it seems that we have not encountered the path we walked before.”
Qian Wanyu nodded, “Let’s just keep walking, we should be out of here soon.”
She was convinced that if she just destroyed everything in her path they would get out, so the long whip in her hand waved even harder.
Dongfang Minghui stood just a meter away from her because when the stones flew up, they would always splash down around her, and a meter away was the safest distance.
“Seventh sister, take a break.”
She chased closely all the way and saw the other party swinging the long whip all the way but she didn’t seem tired at all!
However, hearing her say so, Qian Wanyu still turned her head and looked at her, “Let’s rest in the next stone forest.”
Not long after, Dongfang Minghui did see another stone forest, all large rocks, each one comparable to the height of a grown man, the largest one they had ever encountered.
This weird sort of stone forest that looked different from the previous ones… there must be something fishy.
Qian Wanyu grabbed her, “Don’t go there, you stay here first.”
Dongfang Minghui watched as the Female Protagonist walked into the stone forest. As a result, the stones in the stone forest out of nowhere started to all move.
“Seventh sister, be careful.”
Every time the stones moved, they brushed directly past Qian Wanyu’s side, if she hadn’t dodged in time, this collision would have sent her flying. The stones started to move faster and faster as well!
Dongfang Minghui who was watching the show had just calmed down but then she got anxious seeing this scene.
“This should be the centre of the formation.” She walked back and forth, wanting to go in but afraid that she would drag the Female Protagonist back.
She watched the Female Protagonist dodge those big boulders and didn’t even have a chance to swing the whip.
As time passed, the stones in the stone formation moved very fast, almost forming a line.
“What to do what to do.”
Dongfang Minghui’s anxious head was on fire, and she suddenly remembered what Female Protagonist had said earlier, “The eye of the formation.”
How do you find the eye of the formation? What the hell is the eye of the formation in the first place? She looked left and right and only saw small stones scattered everywhere, the speed of the stone forest was too fast.
Dongfang Minghui was about to give up when she found a stone next to a small, inconspicuous grass.
Her first reaction was wow this is strange.
The second reaction was a direct instinctive pounce, and the result was that the small grass was so scared that it directly pulled its legs out and ran.
“Holy shit, I knew it!”
Dongfang Minghui directly cursed.
All the way here, not to mention grass, she hadn’t even seen a leaf!
“Pig Immortal grass do not run!”
Listening to her so shout, without having to call them, Love Flower and Lucky flew out of her space ring. Toothless also fell out and they all ran after the happy little grass. Their speed was quite fast, in the blink of an eye they’d ran tens of meters.
“Boom boom boom boom boom -”
Just when the pig fairy grass pulled out its roots to run, the big stones in the stone formation all stopped.
Qian Wanyu seized the opportunity to wave her long whip and shatter all the stones into rubble.
Qian Wanyu quickly followed, the result made her have blurry eyes, she seemed to see three plants in a race? A small plant which she couldn’t see clearly, and another two plants behind???
Toothless ran halfway and went to bite Dongfang Minghui’s pants, causing her to almost fall on her heels.
“Toothless, what are you doing?”
Toothless bit her pants and dragged her back.
Dongfang Minghui looked back at Love Flower and Lucky and found that the two plants had run back again.
“It got away.”
Love Flower and Lucky burrowed back into her space ring with little interest.
Toothless ran back to the previous stone formation, burrowed through the cracks, and then found the spot where the Pig Immortal Grass was before and began its usual skill of digging a hole.
Qian Wanyu grabbed her wrist and said, “Let’s see what it’s going to do first.”
Toothless dug and dug, and soon dug out a bunch of things, including many shiny glass eggs, colourful and very beautiful, and a piece of tin fragment.
Toothless bit the tin fragment directly into its mouth, ran to Dongfang Minghui’s side, and spat it out into her hands.
Dongfang Minghui picked up the tin fragment and looked around, wondering why she felt as if she had seen this thing somewhere before.
No matter what it was it should be good stuff, she casually threw the stuff into her space ring.
“Wow, are these supposed to be hidden by that pig immortal grass?”
This result seemed somewhat laughable, a spirit grass needed these shiny things? The key was that this spirit grass’s intelligence was also a little too high, it even knew how to hide its treasures.
“Toothless, you are wonderful.”
After being besieged in this stone forest for almost half a day, it’s good to be able to get these things as compensation.
Qian Wanyu also stretched out her hand to touch Toothless, only to have Toothless squeal at her and almost bite her.
Its face showed a fierce look, showing two sharp teeth.
Dongfang Minghui was shocked, Toothless seemed to be defensive towards Seventh sister all the time, who knew what was going on…
“Seventh sister, it didn’t mean to be mean to you.”
She hurriedly held Toothless in her arms and propped its mouth open to see the other’s teeth, sharp and long. toothless stuck out its tongue and licked her finger.
“No issue, first put all these things away. If it’s really from that pig immortal plant, it will probably come back to you to get it.”
“Huh, it can still find me?”
Dongfang Minghui thought it was funny, she had to think about it, if the pig immortal grass came back, she would set a trap to catch it. Thinking that this bag of loot was what lured it to her door, she was very happy to throw all the stuff directly into her space ring.
Once the stone formation was broken, Dongfang Minghui looked at the sky, it was already broad daylight, “I don’t know if Lu Xing and Mu Sheng are looking for us everywhere.”
Qian Wanyu directly took her hand, “Come on, we should go back.”
As she expected, after they’d been gone for a few hours, Mu Sheng and Lu Xing could not sit still, they took their things and went in the direction they went, but they were also trapped in the stone forest formation.
They’d however only gotten to the first half of the journey, while the two of them were a little farther, directly in the centre of the formation.
Once the formation was broken, the four people walked for a few moments and met up.
“Oh my God, Sister Wanyu, Minghui, where the hell have you guys been, we were just spinning around in circles here, we couldn’t get past it.” Mu Sheng exaggeratedly shouted.
Dongfang Minghui cheekily laughed, “No, we all got out safely in the end.”
Lu Xing bluntly said, “I thought I saw a plant slip by from my eyes, it was so fast…”
It must be the pig immortal grass, that plant looked especially like a little pig with ear-shaped leaves and a curly tail. The running skill of the grass was also first class.
“I didn’t expect it to be the eye of the Stone Forest Formation.”
Dongfang Minghui lamented that if she had listened a little more carefully, she wouldn’t have been trapped for so long when she met it.
In the end, at least they got a bunch of shiny things, although she did not know what use they had, being so cherished by a plant, they must be good.
The group walked around and spent seven or eight days, and on the last day, they were nearing Yundu City.
They found a place to stop.
As usual, two people checked the security nearby and two went out to find dry branches, and this time, it was Dongfang Minghui and Lu Xing’s turn.
“Minghui, I will return to the clan at the end of this semester, do you want to come back with me to our side for an adventure?”
One of the reasons Lu Xing was close to Dongfang Minghui was that he could feel the strong softness of the other party, he liked it very much and thought the people from the elf clan would definitely welcome her if they meet her.
The second reason was that the other party was really kind, he had seen her help them save one of his clan members last time.
Dongfang Minghui looked at the other party in surprise, she didn’t expect the other party to invite her to enter the elf clan, isn’t it normal that the elves don’t like humans in their territory?
She suddenly remembered the Female Protagonist’s Mixed Heaven Pill, she pondered for a moment, “Lu Xing, isn’t there still some time left at the end of the first semester?”
“Yeah, but you forgot, we can choose the time of the vacation, as long as we finish the tasks handed in by the academy.”
Dongfang Minghui thought for a moment, “Yes, but can my Seventh sister go?”
Lu Xing had a few difficulties when it came to this request, in fact, he didn’t like Qian Wanyu’s aura at all, perhaps the Thunder Spiritual energy was too strong, it made him very uncomfortable. He naturally couldn’t say this to her sister though, “Yes, you helped saved our clan last time, both of you will always be our recognized friends.”
If possible, she could bring back some water from the spirit spring and refine some Mixed Heaven Pills for the Female Protagonist.
“Let’s pick these-”
“Minghui be careful!”
Almost as soon as Lu Xing pushed her, dozens of flying needles appeared around her and flew out towards the back.
“Ding ding ding ding–”
A series of flying needles shout out but only a few of them entered the body of the man behind her, the rest shot into the trunk of a tree nearby.
“Who are you people?!”
Dongfang Minghui looked at the group of black-clad people who suddenly jumped down from the trees, they were all wearing black trench coats and had thick hats, making it impossible to see the face under the hats clearly.
“Take her away, and as for this elf boy, take him along with you.”
The man leading the group lightly recognised Lu Xing’s identity, making Dongfang Minghui unusually surprised.
But more than that, this damn group of people actually came to capture her too!
Dongfang Minghui put two fingers in her mouth and let out an extremely short and sharp shrill whistle.
The sound spread far away through spiritual power.
“Lu Xing, split up.”
Dongfang Minghui didn’t know if the Female Protagonist could grasp her meaning but she darted towards a random direction.
Lu Xing chose a direction opposite to her, he wanted to attract the group’s attention, but the main force of the group focused on Dongfang Minghui’s direction.
“The other side is from the Dark Legion, how did you provoke them?” Love flower suddenly popped with a question in her head.
Dongfang Minghui hurriedly ran away, not even bothering to talk back to it.
She did not know how she provoked these lunatics ah!
“Heh heh heh heh–”
The chasing group’s laughter was dark and sinister from behind, it simply made goosebumps show up on her skin, like a chasing ghost!
Wherever she went, the other side followed.
The speed was so fast that she could not hope to run free, so she stopped in front of a tree and released all her spiritual energy. The leaves around her floated in mid-air.
“Get the hell out of my way.”
The other side was flabbergasted, they wanted to hide but it was a little too late, and soon their bodies were all attacked by the leaves.
Blood splashed everywhere, on their face and body cuts were bleeding out.
Dongfang Minghui took this opportunity to slip away, in the blink of an eye, she escaped tens of metres.
This was the first time she tried using an object other than a flying needle in combat, next time she would have to try again to see if she could use a flying sword instead.
“Minghui, speed up, they’re catching up.”
Dongfang Minghui wanted to cry, that move just now almost drained her spiritual power, the probability that she could escape successfully this time was probably less than ten percent!
Oof cliffhanger! Almost Christmas guys, I hope you all have your presents ready and are getting some nice ones :^)