Qian Wanyu listened carefully, but she didn’t hear any sound at all, she shook her head, “Did you hear something?”
“Seventh sister, listen carefully.”
Dongfang Minghui also deliberately turned sideways, pressing her serious face close to the wall to listen.
Qian Wanyu let out her spiritual power but failed to hear anything. Instead, she was taken aback by Ninth Sister’s grim expression.
“It’s a kind of dripping sound, strange, why do I feel as if it’s getting closer?”
After she finished saying that, she felt a chill all over her body, could there be some strange living creature locked up inside the Blood Fiend Alliance’s hidden stone chamber?
“Go, follow me closely.”
Qian Wanyu habitually held the other’s hand, holding the torch in her left hand but then stopped after a few steps.
“Seventh sister?” Dongfang Minghui gave the other party a strange look.
“The ground here is a little different.”
The road in front of them was in the shape of a square lattice which extended for a long distance.
Dongfang Minghui took the torch from the Female Protagonist and squatted down to take a closer look. The road on this side was slightly darker in colour and in this dark passage, if you didn’t look closely, you really couldn’t see any difference.
She counted down, there were nine horizontal rows and nine vertical columns on top of each, a total of eighty-one cells.
“It’s not a sudoku game right?”
Dongfang Minghui scratched her head, she remembered studying this thing when she was in college, but the eighty-one sized sudoku game in front of her was the most difficult of all, she thought that the person who designed this was a genius…
Qian Wanyu went back to the original position, she picked up some gravel from the ground and threw it in the middle, when it hit the ground they heard a sound but nothing happened.
Qian Wanyu was about to step out, but before she could, Dongfang Minghui who was squatting on the ground studying the grid tightly hugged her leg, “Seventh sister, do not move first.”
This was not a simple diagram, the Blood Fiend Alliance wouldn’t create a formation like this for no reason and place it here. There was definitely something fishy about it.
It’s possible that if they stepped on the wrong side, they would be greeted by a hidden weapon that they couldn’t hide from.
“Ninth Sister, what are you doing?”
Dongfang Minghui scratched her head, the original sudoku game from her previous world was already so troublesome to calculate, not to mention this complex one in front of her, there was only one answer too…
She counted several times, but she couldn’t get a result, she counted once more and she crossed out several wrong ones at times.
Qian Wanyu stood behind her and watched her calculate, but she was more concerned about the other party’s handwriting. The paper Ninth Sister accidentally took out in the Royal Academy should have been written by her, but she ended up taking it back in a panic.
So, this Ninth Sister really was not the same person as the one who gave her a hard time at the Dongfang house before?
When she came to this conclusion, Qian Wanyu’s mood was inexplicably much happier. She should have known that the two were completely different from each other in essence.
But there were still many doubts ……
Dongfang Minghui was going crazy, the answer she remembered was so far away how could she remember!
However, she filled it with numbers and felt around until something was wrong. If one was wrong, she couldn’t continue.
“Ninth Sister, what are you doing?”
“Filling in the numbers.”
Dongfang Minghui picked up the torch and pulled Qian Wanyu over, “Seventh sister, look, don’t you see that there are a few dots on this square grid? If we take these dots as a number, then we have to express the number, we have to place them in the squares, only when we solve the numbers of each grid can we pass.”
Qian Wanyu raised her eyebrows, numbers? She looked at the ground, there were indeed several dots, she counted eight.
“It seems that this is a formation.”
No matter, whether this was a formation or not she doesn’t know, but if they can’t crack it, they will have to stay here.
“This is the case, in fact, this game revolves around filling in the numbers 1-9 on each block and it can’t be repeated.”
“Each grid of numbers can not be repeated, all eighty-one.”
In other words, what was placed in front of them was nine grids pieced together into a large one. Dongfang Minghui rubbed her forehead, she felt that this thing was too much of a brain test for her.
“I’ll try.” Qian Wanyu directly drew a grid next to Dongfang Minghui, after getting the hint from the other party, she filled in the corresponding smaller grid numbers.
It was about half an hour before Qian Wanyu nudged Dongfang Minghui who was leaning aside to rest, “Ninth Sister, do you think this would work?”
“What is this?”
Qian Wanyu pointed to the floor, all the squares were filled with numbers, and there were still spaces left.
Dongfang Minghui did not believe it at first, she had calculated for nearly two hours and still could not figure it out, yet the Female Protagonist was so unbelievable!?
She squatted on the ground and disassembled and reorganized the nine squares. The numbers were not repeated at all. The numbers in each row, column, and even each grid were correct.
“Is that right?”
Dongfang Minghui licked her lips and muttered, “It should be right.”
“In that case, let’s go.”
“Seventh sister, this thing is filled out, but how should we express the numbers?” Should they jump the number of times in each square…?
Qian Wanyu directly stepped into the matrix.
When she stepped on it, she directly opened the whole formation.
A bright light refracted down from above, illuminating the entire square clearly including all the squares showing the dots representing the numbers.
“Ninth Sister, come, Seventh sister will carry you over.”
Dongfang Minghui: “……”
After thinking about it, again and again, she walked in front of Qian Wanyu with a little shame. She forgot the numbers that Seventh sister had just calculated… To be on the safe side, it’s safer to follow the Female Protagonist.
“Seventh sister carry you.”
No idea why but she remembered the image of Seventh sister running wildly with Xuan Zhu on her back again, and inexplicably had a kind of dislike at the thought of it.
Qian Wanyu directly reached out and held the person in her arms.
Dongfang Minghui exclaimed, she was scared to death by the Female Protagonist, she was still thinking of struggling and considering whether to climb on her back, only to be directly carried like a princess by Wanyu.
“Don’t move, or you’ll fall.”
As soon as the other side warned her, Dongfang Minghui wrapped her arms around the Qian Wanyu’s neck and looked at the soft lump in front of her without squinting.
Qian Wanyu stopped at every step to look at the numbers, finding the numbers she combined earlier she directly jumped to the correct ones and successfully passed the 81 cell matrix.
Looking down at the red faced girl in her arms she couldn’t help teasing her.
“Is it nice to look at?”
“Ahem.” Dongfang Minghui directly choked on her own saliva, the Female Protagonist…assets were really amazing.
She just took a casual glance and didn’t mean to!
“Shh, there is a sound.”
Dongfang Minghui nodded repeatedly, it was the sound she just heard and it was getting closer and closer.
Qian Wanyu suddenly lunged forward with her in her arms, and the two of them rolled into a ball, smoothly dodging a tentacle that was dripping with liquid that had struck out of nowhere.
“Wow, what the hell is this.”
Dongfang Minghui was protected by Qian Wanyu in her arms, but still accidentally got a little of the slimy ‘saliva’ from the other side.
The whole passage was empty so they could clearly see a huge thing dominated most of the space, mainly because it had three heads, six pairs of slithering eyes and nine tentacles dancing in mid-air. It was more terrifying than an octopus!
They just drew back when they saw its other eight tentacles pouring from all directions.
“Get on my back.”
As soon as Qian Wanyu finished speaking, Dongfang Minghui flipped over and landed directly on her back, quickly throwing a short blade from her space ring.
The short blade cut off a tentacle, but instead of a scene of blood flowing, it was a stream of sticky liquid spraying outward, accidentally splashing onto their bodies, their clothes were soon about to get burnt through!
“Fuck, these things actually have a corrosive effect.”
Dongfang Minghui’s blade that she threw out actually passed the monster after cutting the tentacle and landed back into the sudoku puzzle formation they solved.
Maybe because the blade was heavier, or they accidentally touched the trap mechanism, all they saw was two sides of the wall suddenly moving and a burst of arrows shot out towards them and towards the door.
Dongfang Minghui watched as Qian Wanyu carried her on her back and deftly dodging the arrows as they came.
Seeing an arrow coming straight towards them, Dongfang Minghui didn’t even think before using her hand to block it, the arrow passed through her arm and nailed itself into the wall.
“Ah!” Blood splashed on the side of Qian Wanyu’s face, her face sunk and her aura instantly skyrocketed, obviously she’d gotten angry.
She used some of the essence of thunder, and as soon as the water thunder whip touched the ground, the lightning was guided through the sticky liquid on the ground back to the monster.
The monster because of its huge body, had managed to resist some of the arrows but some had still embedded themselves in its body.
Half of its tentacles were already missing, and this painful blow completely enraged the other side.
The thunder essence from Qian Wanyu sent its whole body tingling and weak, and it fell to the ground.
After the arrows stopped shooting, the light of the nine-cell grid dimmed again.
Qian Wanyu, however, did not drop her guard, she threw the clothes that Ninth Sister had just given her today from within her space ring onto Dongfang Minghui’s body directly.
Dongfang Minghui’s eyes were dark, and she heard the sound of a chuckle in her ears.
Taking advantage of people’s weakness to kill them.
Qian Wanyu took advantage of the monster falling to use her water thunder whip and quickly reap all its heads, in a few strokes she had sliced them off while the monster’s liquid also sprayed everywhere.
Qian Wanyu directly carried the person over the giant monster. Her black clothes were stained with the other party’s liquid, but it was not corroded. She frowned slightly and took it back into her space ring again.
“Seventh sister, your face is hurt.”
Qian Wanyu, however, did not care, she ripped the other party’s sleeve away and saw a bloody hole in her arm, which was still bleeding.
“Protect yourself better next time.”
She frowned unhappily and took a pill from her space ring which she fed directly into the other party’s mouth.
Dongfang Minghui swallowed it in one gulp.
“Well, what is this, Seventh sister.”
“A recovery elixir.”
She used the pill that Ninth Sister had given her before, crushed it and rubbed it on the other party’s arm, then she tore off a strip of cloth from the hem of her clothing and bandaged the other party’s injured arm.
“Seventh sister, you’re quite skilled at dressing wounds.”
Dongfang Minghui teased, she was the one that used to dress most of the wounds on the Female Protagonist’s body, she always thought Seventh sister was a novice because of this, but she didn’t expect, tsk, could it be that it was done on purpose by the Female Protagonist before?
Qian Wanyu unconcernedly responded, she did in fact do it on purpose, ever since the other party had bandaged her wounds the first few times, she had fallen in love with the feeling of being paid serious attention to by the other party, only at that time would the other party’s eyes fall on her alone.
Dongfang Minghui wanted to laugh, but afraid of the other side seeing, she deliberately held the smile and couldn’t focus her eyes on her.
“Let’s go, I’ll carry you.”
Dongfang Minghui was still feeling a bit complicated about being carried, but once it happened, it doesn’t matter the second time.
“Seventh sister, you’ve carried a lot of people on your back, right?”
The other party’s tone was full of sourness, but also with a few points of sarcasm that people who weren’t familiar would not even notice.
Qian Wanyu was flabbergasted for half a second when she heard it, her heartbeat missed a few beats with what she just said and the corners of her mouth slanted upwards slightly, “I have but I really only want to carry one person for the rest of my life.”
Dongfang Minghui’s face was red, her heart also kept beating fiercely and she didn’t dare to speak again or ask…who that person was >//<
There was still a large group of people in the Female Protagonist’s harem after all and all of them were a threat.
The person on her back suddenly quieted down, Qian Wanyu was expecting the other party to ask her and she wouldn’t mind telling her who that person was, if she asked.
Dongfang Minghui shook her head, “No, I was just thinking that we’ve been in here for so long, will anyone find the silly big man’s corpse?”
“Not for a while.”
The other side said it in a decisive way, as if she knew something.
“That silly big man is famous in the assassin ranking list of the Blood Fiend Alliance, plus everyone saw you being carried out by me from inside the other party’s room, a man who has no way to release his desire is definitely not to be messed with, at such a time as long as a person had a brain they would not disturb him.”
Qian Wanyu rarely explained with so many words regarding her thought process.
“So that’s how it is.”
Not to mention a man’s desire for release was very scary, even the Female Protagonist’s desire when she couldn’t release it was very scary!
Dongfang Minghui snickered, it is true that if you held back for a long time it would hurt. Next time she had to keep a good eye on the Female Protagonist so that she does not go around in heat and look for a way to release it everywhere hmph.
She subconsciously wrapped one hand tightly around the other’s neck.
Qian Wanyu held her plump butt with one hand and tapped it at the right time, Dongfang Minghui immediately bounced and moved.
“What’s wrong?” Qian Wanyu asked, pretending not to know.
Dongfang Minghui could not see the other party’s expression, but hearing the other party’s extremely cold voice she thought that the tap must not have been intentional.
She buried her head in the neck of the other party, breathing a little more of her scent, but the other party was completely unmoved, not to mention blushing, the expression on her face was all business and even a little cold.
The Female Protagonist was so cold and arrogant! How on earth did she seduce so many people?
“Here it is.”
The two of them arrived in front of nine identical stone doors, and Dongfang Minghui slid off her back, holding her injured right hand with the other.
She always felt as if these nine doors were also a trap, the matrix just now, the sea monster afterwards, this should be the last level, right?
“Love Flower, can you smell the defective flower?” If we follow the scent how long will this take?
“I can tell you for sure what’s hidden behind each door.
“Tell me quickly.”
Love Flower pointed out three doors to her directly.
“Seventh sister, there are things behind these three doors.”
Qian Wanyu nodded, but she didn’t smash open any of the doors. First, she rubbed the wall for a while trying to feel a mechanism to open it,
Dongfang Minghui also tried to find the mechanism, smashing the door was a very violent last resort, if they alerted the people outside, they’d be exposed.
The two of them searched for about half an hour and each shook their head.
The big fool was not qualified to enter either, so his memory was stuck outside the stone door.
“Seventh sister, what do we do?”
In a bright room, Wei Junlan was very patiently looking through the potion books.
In order to cure his brother’s disease, he’d gone to great lengths to snatch a purple cloud fruit from the Purple Devil Forest from the hands of ten thousand beasts, he’d even lost all his troops not to mention mocked for the loss.
The knock on the door outside did not affect his mood of reading books, he liked such quiet moments.
“Young master, there is a situation.”
Wei Junlan didn’t even lift his eyelids for a moment as he kept flipping page after page of the book.
“Answering the young master, the third elder went out to the Purple Jade Empire and accidentally found the bodies of the hunchbacked Li as well as the one-eyed swordsman, both were killed with a single slash, they died under their own weapons.”
“Have their bodies been brought back?”
Wei Junlan’s finger tapped and he sat up straight, “Come on, show me.”
The two corpses were laid out in the middle of the hall, when they saw Wei Junlan coming, everyone loudly called out, “Young master!”
Wei Junlan directly squatted down to lift the cloth covering them and took a look at the two corpses, the hunchbacked old Li’s head had been crushed by a hammer and even some brain fluid had come out, the one-eyed swordsman had been split in half directly with a large sword, their bodies had to be pieced together to send back.
The smell of blood in the hall was strong, Wei Junlan has seen such scenes before though so he looked down without changing his face, and covered the white cloth on their corpses again.
“It wasn’t an enemy.”
People who hated killers were everywhere, this was the easiest job to garner a lot of hatred so they were always careful and cautious on every mission.
Enemies would kill and make it hurt the most, yet these bodies had no signs of torture, both of them were killed in one stroke.
“Young master, do you think this is someone deliberately provoking our Blood Fiend Alliance?”
Wei Junlan sat on a seat, his eyes coldly gazing at the people below, taking in the gaze of the crowd one by one.
“Why would Third Elder think that someone is provoking our Blood Fiend Alliance? The missions that One-eyed and Old Li have taken were confidential, only I and the elders know, so why would Third Elder say that? Do you think that there is a spy within us?”
The last word ‘spy’ was said extremely heavily, and he looked at the third elder thoughtfully.
“I don’t dare.” The Third Elder hung his head low but did not say another word.
Wei Junlan probably guessed who killed the two of them, but this passive situation was not something he was used to.
His pretty and slender fingers tapped lightly on his chair, “Second Elder, tell everyone, what mission did One-eyed and Old Li take up, and was their death related to the mission?”
The second elder told the details of the mission that the two had taken, and at the end said, “Young master, their mission was completed, they were killed on the way back, so I think their death has nothing to do with the mission.”
“Young master, it’s not good!”
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