She touched the sweat on her forehead and shook her head sheepishly, “It’s actually nothing, I just had a nightmare.”
It’s been a long time since she slept and dreamed. The moment she dreamed about two women doing that together… she was really still affected by the last incident.
It must have been because she’d been kissed twice by the Female Protagonist that she accidentally had a dream about her.
She smacked her head hard, it was so horrible.
Qian Wanyu stood up, “Today we are going to end the training, I need to make a trip to the White Moon Empire.”
Dongfang Minghui dumbfounded, really she guessed correctly, this training was a small interlude, and the real course of action was to join the Princess to steal the formula.
“Oh, I will also go with you.”
It took two days for the two of them to arrive at the White Moon Empire, and Dongfang Minghui followed Qian Wanyu into the Lai Yun Inn, the same room they had booked earlier.
“Seventh sister, are you trying to leave me alone here?”
Dongfang Minghui frowned, she thought the other party was going to bring her along to steal the things, at least she technically was considered half a thief now.
Qian Wanyu nodded and pressed her to sit on the edge of the bed, “I have important things to do, if I take you there, I will be distracted. Wait for me here obediently, this is considered one of the better inns in Yundu City, and people are generally not allowed to come to the third floor.”
Dongfang Minghui was quite frustrated, she didn’t want to come and do nothing, she also wanted to snatch the formula with the Female Protagonist.
Looking at the attitude of the two people who had been conspiring for a long time, they probably knew it wouldn’t be an easy tasks.
Qian Wanyu stroked the other person’s head and went out.
She didn’t expect at all that just as she left, the other party also sneakily followed her footsteps.
“Love Flower, as promised, I’ll take you to the Blood Fiend Alliance after this incident.”
In order to cover her tracks, she asked Love Flower to help with a little disguise, not only covering her scent, but also covering her tracks.
Dongfang Minghui made her way forward and walked through a few streets to make sure no one was behind her before pushing the door open.
“You’re so punctual, I thought you weren’t coming.” Princess Xuan Zhu laughed sarcastically.
Qian Wanyu was unmoved, “Your plan only requires me to meet you outside? If you didn’t bring the formula, what’s the use of me meeting you?”
Xuan Zhu knew that the other party was a ruthless person, she hummed, “If there is no formula, I’d definitely use hints to inform you, then it’s up to you whether to save me or not.”
Just count it as bad luck, not a surprising thing in this world.
Qian Wanyu had no confidence in Xuan Zhu, “Why don’t you tell me where the formula is, I’ll go get it, and give you a copy as well.”
Xuan Zhu shook her head, “No, the other party is so vigilant, if she sees that it isn’t me, she’d never open the door to let you in.”
Qian Wanyu suddenly remembered the art of disguise, “I can disguise myself.”
Xuan Zhu still shook her head, “You know that in the Dark System there is a spying technique which can distinguish the scent on each person, unless you can completely conceal the scent on you, it won’t work. Don’t forget that you yourself are a Dark System Spiritual Master.”
“Okay, I will meet you outside, I hope it’ll go well.”
Qian Wanyu was also out of options, according to what Xuan Zhu said, the other party was really vigilant and careful, just Xuan Zhu would be able to steal it?
Dongfang Minghui outside listened to the two of them and clearly heard Xuan Zhu’s words, this sort of criteria she happened to meet so it deepened her determination to go along.
If Plan A failed there’d be a Plan B.
It’s always good to be prepared for everything.
The place Xuan Zhu went to was in a small remote town south of Yundu City, good thing she was now a Great Spiritualist, otherwise, she would have walked for a day and a night and been so tired she could die.
They could not easily get to the place, but found that the place had a city gate, and those who entered had to identify themselves.
Xuan Zhu brought a total of three people, one was Seventh sister, and two should be her entourage.
She saw Xuan Zhu distribute a wooden tag to each of the three, and she carefully observed that each person really seemed to need one to enter the city gates.
“Aiya, where am I going to find one?”
Probably because it heard the other party promise that she would immediately take her to the Blood Fiend Alliance, so Love Flower became very enthusiastic and said, “This is a small matter, leave it to me.”
Dongfang Minghui listened to what Love Flower was asking for and found a small wooden sign with nothing on it.
“It’s really okay to just go in?”
With Love Flower’s assurance, Dongfang Minghui emboldened herself and took a wooden sign with nothing on it to strut to the city gate.
“Stand still, we’ll check.”
What they called an inspection was to show the wooden sign, and so she frankly took it out and showed it to them.
“Alright go in.”
Dongfang Minghui was immediately delighted and quickly stepped into the city, but the eyes of the people in the city were very strange.
“Love Flower your method just now really worked.”
She also didn’t forget to praise the other party.
Love Flower was silent for a moment, but said, “You only have about half an hour, after that, the illusion will disappear. By then if you are discovered by them…”
Love Flower had only found out after stepping into this place that everyone in the city had dark spiritual power! If the illusion wasn’t still somewhat strong, it would have almost misidentified them.
In other words, they had just entered into the cave of a wolf…
Pharmacists like Dongfang Minghui would most likely not end up well if she fell into their hands.
“Huh, thanks for the reminder. Quickly tell me where Xuan Zhu just walked.”
“Go one street ahead, turn right across the alley, turn again, you can see a mansion, that’s where Xuan Zhu just entered.”
Dongfang Minghui followed the directions pointed out by the Love Flower and quickly found the mansion it mentioned, the Cheng Mansion.
“The guards here are a bit strong, let me use an illusion to confuse them, then you go in immediately.”
Dongfang Minghui took advantage of this gap and communicated with Little Colour in her soul sea, “Little Colour, I might have to fetch one thing later, do your best to help me hook it out with your vine.”
“Hurry up and go in.”
Dongfang Minghui went in over the wall and unexpectedly found no one guarding it, she entered the main bedroom in the backyard.
“LoveFlower, where do you think the Pill formula would usually kept?”
Such an important thing, it’d most likely still be in the other party’s space ring? Xuan Zhu was a thief, so she could definitely manage to get the stuff unnoticed.
But, what if the formula wasn’t in a space ring?
Love Flower recalled, it saw many people in the valley of death indeed put the recipe in their spatial ring, but in order to facilitate reading or refining, they’d most likely keep a copy of the recipe on some kind of paper.
“Look through it and see what you can find.”
Dongfang Minghui rummaged around the room and didn’t find anything, she leaned against the wall in frustration, “This person is really cunning, it seems that she really put the recipe inside the space ring.”
This added onto the difficulty.
As a result, her sly hands suddenly pressed on something and a painting behind her suddenly rotated, then an underground passage appeared in front of her.
“Ouch, aiya almost scared me to death.”
She almost rolled down the passage and would have fallen on her face even if she didn’t die.
“Go down and take a look, maybe we can find the recipe.”
She carefully walked down probably just two flights of stairs. Inside the secret passage, there were two rooms, one seemed to be the alchemy room, and one was actually the torture room with even a man hanging there in chains.
Dongfang Minghui even smelled a strong smell of blood.
“Let’s go to the alchemy room first, we can definitely find something.” Love Flower’s tone was all excited.
Dongfang Minghui obediently ran to the alchemy room, there was a large furnace placed in the centre, the flame was about to go out, which means that the other party’s elixir refinement’s about to succeed.
She rummaged around next to the furnace and really found a few scribbled notes full of a dozen or so recipes, one of which had a spirit spring in the description.
“How does this person know about the spirit springs of the elves?”
“Quick, take all these away, we don’t have much time.”
As soon as the Love Flower urged, Dongfang Minghui didn’t even think about it, and directly threw all these things casually into her space ring.
Just as she stepped out, she heard a ding, she looked back, hey, the other party’s furnace fire just extinguished.
Dongfang Minghui quickly opened the lid of the furnace, regardless of what pills were inside, all these pills were taken into a porcelain vase and tossed into her space ring too.
Dongfang Minghui hesitated and ran over to look at the tortured man hanging over the rack.
“Love Flower how do you think this man was beaten like this?”
She had some sympathy for the other party, but did not dare to let him go, she looked through her space ring and found some pills that could treat external and internal injuries, as soon as she looked up, she found the other party looking at herself coldly.
She thought the other party had already passed out, she didn’t expect the other party was actually still awake, she was shocked, “Hey, don’t look at me like that, take this, you’ll get better.”
The other party still looked at her with icy eyes.
Dongfang Minghui had no choice but to pinch the other side’s mouth, but the other side tough and stubborn, even his teeth were biting down, Dongfang Minghui had no choice but to raise her fist and punch him hard in the abdomen. The other party loosened his mouth and she immediately stuffed the pills one by one into his mouth then covering it so that he swallowed.
“Don’t stare at me, this is really a pill for wounds, I won’t talk to you anymore, you’ll see later.”
She took a few steps and then retreated, she took out a flying needle from her space ring and stuffed it onto his hands that were chained down, “Here, figure out how to open it yourself, I’m leaving.”
Dongfang Minghui took advantage of the fact that the illusion of the Love Flower had not yet disappeared and immediately sneaked out of the master bedroom.
“Love Flower, do you think it’s too late to check on Xuan Zhu? I’m a little uneasy.”
“It’s too late, escape now.”
Counting down the time, from here to the exit of the city gates, it was indeed too late.
“I’ll listen to you.”
Dongfang Minghui gritted her teeth, her heart kept reassuring herself, there’s still Female Protagonist out there guarding so it should be fine right?
Surely it will be fine…
She did not expect that just as she left the Cheng Mansion, Xuan Zhu also followed her out, she waved her hand to the Female Protagonist to indicate that she did not get the things.
Cheng Feng felt that Xuan Zhu’s visit was particularly bizarre, and she walked uneasily back to her bedroom, opened the tunnel and walked down.
She took a glance at the person inside the torture room and turned around to go to her alchemy room, only to find that there wasn’t a single pill inside once she opened it.
“What’s going on?”
This can’t be right, she had refined pills many times and all of them were successful, each furnace could basically have about ten pills.
How could they be missing?
She took another look at the papers she had casually thrown today, and not a single one was left.
She went to the torture room, and pinched the other person’s mouth and barked angrily, “Have you seen anyone come to the secret passage?”
The man struggled a few times, shook his head and laughed, “Who dares to enter your secret passage my Lord, aren’t they afraid of death?”
Cheng Feng could not understand how this happened! She immediately went up and summoned the guards to the front.
“Someone, go and stop Xuan Zhu for me.”
There must be something fishy when things go wrong, it’s clear that someone who should’ve only returned after three months coming back sooner wasn’t normal…
After coming she didn’t even say much but immediately tried to leave. That was even more abnormal.
The most important thing is that the elixir disappeared along with the recipe, good thing she also had an extra copy.
However, if the recipe fell into the hands of others, it was likely to bring them only destruction…
The most suspicious one was Xuan Zhu.
Xuan Zhu had already reached the city gate when she suddenly found a fast horse galloping over.
With a word of command, the guards at the city gate flashed their weapons.
Qian Wanyu knew at a glance that the other party had been exposed, and no matter what the reason, she had to get out of here.
The dark spiritual power in her body would be discovered by this group of people, and it would be even harder to leave if they found out.
“Go, don’t stop.”
Xuan Zhu was shocked, obviously, she did not have time to steal the other party’s space ring!?
It was a good thing that she had brought along two of the more powerful guards in the royal family, they were basically at the Spiritual Scholar level.
Unless a Spiritual King appeared, nothing could go wrong.
Qian Wanyu pulled her and directly rushed out of the city gates through five hurdles and six guards.
Didn’t they agree before that if they didn’t get the formula, the other party wouldn’t care about her death?
She looked at the pair of hands that were holding her tightly, and a warm feeling was born in her heart, it was such a nice feeling to be cared for.
“What are you dumbfounded about use your legs and run!”
The two of them ran wildly all the way out a long distance, but Xuan Zhu was only a Spiritualist, in the end, her cultivation was limited if it was temporary explosive power she had that but if it was continuous output she couldn’t hold on.
“Hey, I can’t walk anymore, you go.” Xuan Zhu gasped, she’s just a half-assed Spiritualist, the more she cultivated the more she fpimd that her spiritual power leaked too fast, in the end she simply stopped cultivating.
Qian Wanyu has never seen such a troublesome person, she would love to just leave the person here and let her fend for herself.
But the formula hadn’t been found yet, and the other party still had a few points of value…
She tossed the person on her back as soon as she could and swept by at a fast pace.
Xuan Zhu froze, she was a little overwhelmed, if the other party still spoke as coldly to her as before, she could still get used to it.
But now, this gave her a weird illusion.
The illusion of being cherished.
Dongfang Minghui used her legs and ran fast enough, as soon as the Love Flower said the illusion was going to disappear, she immediately left the city, completely unaware of what consequences would occur from her stealing.
But she was now a #1 Escape Artist she easily got out of the city and sat on a tree stump waiting for the Female Protagonist, just to tell her the good news.
Soon, she saw the Female Protagonist’s figure.
Qian Wanyu had another person behind her back, and Xuan Zhu was smiling with a silly face plastered on her back.
For some reason, Dongfang Minghui felt a little obstruction in her heart.
She watched as the other party quickly swept past, carrying Xuan Zhu and running away wildly.
“Didn’t you plan to go back with her?” Love Flower asked uncertainly.
Dongfang Minghui shook her head, her heart was blocked, she didn’t want to tell Seventh sister what happened now.
“Let’s go back too.”
With Love Flower leading the way, they took the shortcut path and arrived a little earlier than Qian Wanyu.
“Miss Minghui, where did you just go?” Li Jing was guarding the door and asked as soon as she saw Dongfang Minghui.
Dongfang Minghui was a little confused and in a depressed mood, “You are…?”
Li Jing smiled and introduced herself, “It’s Miss Wanyu who was afraid that you’d get bored and asked me to come to accompany you.”
“Oh, no need.”
She entered the room and closed the door directly, Seventh sister called her over so she should let the other person in too normally. But she was in a bad mood, so she couldn’t help it alright?
Qian Wanyu frowned tightly, after arriving at the destination she directly ripped Xuan Zhu off her back and threw her on the ground.
“Ouch, can’t you be a little gentler?” Xuan Zhu looked at her sadly, just now she was obviously quite nice how did she change back to the iceberg again?
A woman’s heart was truly hard to guess. Especially this Qian Wanyu
But thinking that the other party has carried her all the way, she decided to forgive her this time.
“Although I didn’t get the formula, but I can still plan for three months later.”
Qian Wanyu grabbed her neck, “Say it who has the formula? Where is it? I don’t want to play any more games with you.”
Xuan Zhu couldn’t breathe from her choking, she struggled a bit, “Let go, I’ll say.”
“The formula is on Cheng Feng’s space ring, I was going to steal it, but I didn’t expect her to be so vigilant, she actually didn’t have it with her when she met me.”
This was a big blunder, she even got her tools ready, just waiting to get the formula and run back to the royal family, when she got back who could still bully her?
But the bamboo basket was empty so nothing could be salvaged, and it seemed they were exposed as well.
“What are you anxious about, if you want to be anxious, I’m the one that should be anxious, if she really suspects me, three months later if she doesn’t give me anymore Mixed Heaven pills, I’ll be a goner!”
Qian Wanyu sneered, “All right, I’m leaving.”