Dongfang Minghui tossed and turned all night before waking up feeling a soreness in the back of her neck, probably because the undead man had hit her too hard? She opened her eyes and found herself in a shabby hut, with some dry straw underneath. The beams on the roof were about to be chewed away by insects.
“You’re finally awake?” Little Colour sat limply in her space ring stretched out on all fours, looking unusually tired.
“Hmm? What’s happened?”
She stood up and moved unexpectedly finding that no one was actually watching her, she got the idea to sneak away. She went to the door to pull the bolt and it creaked open with ease, “Damn, this undead is too arrogant.”
The fact that she was captured and not guarded was it so confident that she doesn’t have the ability to escape? This is simply an insult!
“You can’t escape.” Little Colour rolled its eyes in her space ring, the other medicinal plants remained silent as well which made Dongfang Minghui feel a bit surprised, a not-so-good feeling was born in her heart, “Did something happen?”
The fat doll nodded its head, “While you were unconscious, we tried to transport you out, but -” Little Colour spread its hands to indicate that they were all exposed and found by that undead.
“It seems to be the same kind as those from Return Town, I can even smell the putrid smell here.”
It also couldn’t stand the smell in Return Town, the fat doll laid on all fours and muttered, “Pig Fairy grass hurry and release a little air.”
The pig fairy grass jumped directly on Little Colour’s bulging belly, stepping on this side and that playing happily.
Dongfang Minghui was curiously looking at the pig fairy grass, she was surprised to find that it seemed to be the only medicinal plant that was still vibrant, then she remembered that its juice and Little Colour’s juice could make the black fog recede, she couldn’t help but wonder if pig fairy grass was the main cause.
While sneaking out of the room, the whole house seemed to be a mansion, three houses in the back and a hall in the middle, if she walked over a little bit, she could leave this hellhole.
“Minghui, you’re awake?”
Just as she was about to pull the bolt on that door, a familiar voice suddenly sounded behind her.
Dongfang Minghui jerked back and the first thing that caught her eyes was long green hair that was bound in a ponytail behind Lu Xing’s head, even so, his long hair trailed down to his feet and his two long pink ears were completely exposed as well as the silver wings behind him that were slightly covered by his wide clothes.
Seeing the other side appearing alive in front of her, she could finally put her heart down, but seeing his thin cheeks and slightly forced smile, she stepped forward, “What’s wrong with you? You don’t look too good, and how did your long hair and ears become like this?”
Lu Xing was afraid of scaring the other party with this appearance, he fumbled with his clothes and smiled slightly towards her, “Sorry, I originally asked Wood to deliver something to you, I didn’t expect him to kidnap you back instead…”
The wide clothes covering him made him look more and more fragile, the elven people were really all born beautiful, Lu Xing even in ragged clothes couldn’t cover his noble temperament as the elven prince.
Seeing a familiar person, Dongfang Minghui also did not intend to leave just yet, she pointed out the tall man a meter away from Lu Xing, “He is not that Wood you mentioned right?”
Lu Xing looked back at the man, the undead man still had the same dead face, no hint of expression, but he could read the meaning of his eyes, “Yes, he said he saw you and liked your smell so…”
He simply decided to just carry back the entire person…
Dongfang Minghui widened her eyes, in fact, she recognized this undead man before she fainted, the huge box behind him gave too deep an impression, especially since he had also shown his face twice in front of her, it was hard to forget.
“Lu Xing, you weren’t taken by him too, were you?”
Lu Xing seeing the other party’s expression become even more aggravated, he coughed slightly and explained, “Minghui, you misunderstood, before we split up, I was injured by those Death Spiritualists, it was Wood who suddenly appeared and saved me.”
Dongfang Minghui was in disbelief, “He saved you? Why didn’t he send you back to the Royal Academy then? After you disappeared, the teachers of the academy also searched for you for a long time, do you know how worried we were?”
She was lying in bed unable to move and thinking about Lu Xing everyday on if he got captured or worse…
Speaking of this, Lu Xing’s mood fell.
“Lu Xing, did I just hear you say you were injured before?” Dongfang Minghui sensed his body’s spiritual power, Lu Xing’s spiritual power was very weak, almost to the point that she could not feel it, it seems that even an ordinary person could beat him up at this time…
“You’re hurt? Show me where.”
Lu Xing looked awkward, his face slightly reddened, “I’m hurt in a private area, men and women can’t show each other that, it’s not conveni-”
She didn’t think Lu Xing was so shy ah, she took out a porcelain bottle of potion from her space ring and shook it in front of him, “Lu Xing, I am a pharmacist, if you get sick how can you not let a pharmacist take a look at you? What’s more, this thing in my hand may help you treat your wounds, believe me.”
Lu Xing shook his head and laughed bitterly, “Minghui, it’s not that I don’t believe you, but my wound is very strange, it hasn’t healed for the last few months, and I think it-”
At this point, Lu Xing wanted to say something but stopped.
Dongfang Minghui was almost 80 percent sure that Lu Xing was tainted with the Qi of Death, the strange thing is that although the Qi of Death was eating up his spiritual power it hadn’t drained his life force.
Otherwise, after such a long time of being exposed, Lu Xing should’ve been devoured into bones by that ferocious Qi.
“What do you think?” Dongfang Minghui asked.
Lu Xing originally did not want to say more, but once he thought of how it was Minghui, maybe Minghui had a lucky chance, “My wounds have been deteriorating, the loss of spiritual energy is extremely fast, as you can see now I cannot even maintain my true body, in the future if you encounter those people again it’s best to not let any of their attacks touch you…”
He remembered that he was attacked by the enemy on his back shoulder while he was escaping, he thought that it would be fine, but who expected that it was enough to deteriorate to this situation…
“Lu Xing, can you show me your wound?” Dongfang Minghui pointed to a pair of very beautiful transparent wings on his back, her eyes were a little greedy since she really wanted to touch them.
Lu Xing was a little uncomfortable being stared at by the other party’s extremely enthusiastic eyes, he hesitated for a moment and asked, “Why don’t we go back in and look?”
Dongfang Minghui didn’t care, right here or in the house was the same, she just needed to see the wound, the most important thing was she needed to identify the difference between the death qi wounds and black mist.
The two people went back to the house together, Wood stood near Lu Xing dull faced, carrying a huge iron box, it made him look huge and aggressive. Dongfang Minghui stared at him with wide eyes, she moved a step, the other side moved a big step, just to block her line of sight. Dongfang Minghui was extremely angry, she couldn’t help but shout, “Lu Xing, what is this idiot doing? What’d he come in for anyway?!”
Lu Xing had just undressed, a pair of beautiful wings fluttered behind him, he took a look at Wood and his face showed a hint of reddishness but in the dim room no one noticed him, “What did you come in for? It’s not like you haven’t seen it before.”
But Wood still did not move he even stretched out his palm to carefully touch the other side’s wings.
“Get out.” Lu Xing face turned more red even his voice trembled a bit.
Dongfang Minghui tilted her head, trying to see what was happening only to be carried and thrown out of the room.
What the fuck ah!
“What just happened?”
Dongfang Minghui was a little confused, when she approached the room again, she heard Lu Xing’s slightly angry shout from inside the room, “Wood, what are you doing?!”
Lu Xing was extremely annoyed, but when the other party’s eyes showed a look of resignation, he felt as if he was bullying someone. He put his clothes back on and opened the door to see Dongfang Minghui sitting on the steps with a smirk looking back and forth at him and Wood.
“Minghui, I’m really sorry, Wood doesn’t like people coming too close…”
Dongfang Minghui had a bad smile on her face, she deliberately sat next to Lu Xing, “He does not like people coming close, or does not like people coming close to you Lu Xing, haven’t seen you in a few months and it seems you have something to hide hehe.”
As expected, Wood’s steps turned in a different direction and he took a big step in front of her, using his tall stature to forcefully insert himself between them, forcing her back several steps.
Tsk, what a rude man, she thought she was wrong at first but she didn’t expect that small test to reveal the original relationship between the two of them.
“Wood, what are you doing?” Lu Xing glared at him, but the other side still had the same expression and there seemed to be a hint of joy or anger in its eyes.
Lu Xing pursed his lips, he quietly glanced at Dongfang Minghui, only to be met with her teasing expression, he had a sense of embarrassment at her having guessed random things in her mind, “Minghui, the wound will you still look?”
“Of course I’ll look.” Dongfang Minghui eyes gestured at Wood standing next to Lu Xing, “But he doesn’t seem too happy about letting me see your wounds.”
“Ugh, it’s okay he’ll behave.”
Lu Xing glared at him with a serious face, “No more coming in.”
As a result, when Dongfang Minghui went in again Wood also followed in, but even stopped in front of Dongfang Minghui, Lu Xing didn’t know if to laugh or cry afraid of him throwing her out again, Lu Xing acted quickly to untie his clothing with one hand with his back to Minghui.
After the clothes were untied, the wings hidden underneath were released and fluttered twice.
Wood stretched out his hand to touch but was sternly stopped by Lu Xing, “Do not move, Minghui is a pharmacist she needs to check it. If you don’t let her look at it, I probably won’t be alive for too long to keep you company.”
Probably because Lu Xing’s expression was too angry, Wood this time really obediently stopped moving.
Dongfang Minghui felt her eyes were going to be blinded by the sight, especially when she saw the crystal clear skin of Lu Xing’s back, her hands wanted to reach up and touch it as well. But soon, her attention was drawn to a gray wound at the base of the wings instead.
The wound was in the shape of a palm, she stretched out her own palm for a moment to measure the size and found that it was much larger than her small palm, it should be when Lu Xing tried to escape and got hit from behind.
The skin around the wound had turned gray with almost a third of his back the same colour.
“Lu Xing, I have to cut open your wound, bear with it.” Dongfang Minghui took out a small knife from her space ring to cut the skin around the wound, strangely there was not a trace of blood despite her cutting, there was only some gray mist writhing around the skin.
She took out the previously made Love Flower and Pig Fairy grass potion from her space ring and put three drops on the fog, the moment it met it was like natural enemies meeting as it squirmed and tried to run deeper inside.
Dongfang Minghui immediately took out some silver needles from her space ring that had not been soaked with poison and put the silver needles to soak in the love flower potion for a few minutes, she then stuck them one by one into Lu Xing’s wound, once the silver needles were stuck in place, the love flower liquid from the needles entered the skin and surrounded all the fog in his wound.
Lu Xing frowned slightly when the knife cut through his wound before he did not feel anything. But as soon as that thing went crazy he felt like his whole body’s spiritual energy had been touched by something and naturally responded, his legs turned weak and his whole body fell onto Wood.
Wood took a step forward and caught him with two wide palms holding his arms. Being so close Lu Xing’s face reddened.
“Lu Xing you should not release your spiritual power to resist it for now.”
Dongfang Minghui saw that as he used his spiritual power, the silver needles disintegrated several times, she was tired of soaking them in the potion and blocking that gray mist.
“Minghui, what did you apply to me?”
“Naturally, it’s something helpful.”
Lu Xing listened to her words and stopped resisting, there was still a stinging pain in his back, but it slowly turned into more of an icy cool feeling, like a clear stream running through his back, very comfortable, he gasped and raised his head to see Wood had been staring at him.
“Ahem, Wood, thanks.”
Wood stood nervously, and the two looked at each other face to face without a word.
Dongfang Minghui stood by and simply refined the love flower liquid into three small pills, she stared at Lu Xing’s wound every now and then until the grey mist turned smaller and smaller, seeing that there was still a little left, she applied a little more with cotton cloth, and soon the grey mist disappeared completely.
Blood spurted out from the wound immediately, she couldn’t wipe it in time and some splashed on her face. She touched her face to wipe it off but found that the blood was not there!?
Dongfang Minghui didn’t believe in this weird thing and she wiped again, her face was clean, there was no blood at all. As if it was just her illusion, her fingers trembled slightly towards Lu Xing’s wound where it was still bleeding, she saw clearly this time, the moment Lu Xing’s blood touched her hands, after a few moments it got absorbed into her skin and disappeared cleanly.
“Minghui, what happened!?” Lu Xing couldn’t help but ask out loud.
“Ah, nothing.” Dongfang Minghui put aside her shocked heart, her hand was still a bit shaky when she took out the blood clotting pills and crushed them, she put the pills on the other side’s wound little by little. “Lu Xing, the wound I have applied some blood clotting pills and bandaged it, you should not use the spiritual power in your body for the time being.”
“Okay, thanks Minghui.”
For the first time in these months, he had never felt so relaxed, he gently put on his clothes and tied up his hair again.
“This is a pill I made to completely remove the death qi from your body.” Dongfang Minghui gave him a small pill.
Lu Xing did not yet know what group had attacked them before, much less that he himself was tainted with Death Qi.
“Yes, you should have heard of the Death Spiritual Masters, the Qi of Death is used by them, once you’re tainted, you’ll be entangled by it till death. The death aura on your back is now gone but the wound is still there. After it heals you can cultivate again and see if you can get back to your previous state.”
“Really?” Lu Xing didn’t believe it, he was in a desperate mood when he thought that the only person he wanted to be friends with in the Academy almost died but didn’t expect her to save him instead.
Dongfang Minghui curiously asked, “Lu Xing, do you have any treasure or family heirloom with you that’s extremely valuable?”
“Family heirloom?” Lu Xing thought carefully, if there really was one, it’d be the thing mother emperor gave him before he left to take good care of, the tree of life’s branches. He took a brocade box out from his space ring and eagerly opened it then suddenly froze, “H-how can it become like this?”
The Tree of Life’s branch that was meant to emit the rich aura of life had turned into a nearly withered piece of dead wood, just a small part of the root had some weak vitality left.
“What is this?”
Lu Xing instantly understood, so the Qi of Death was more powerful than he thought, even the Tree of Life’s branch containing boundless life force could only block some of the damage from him.
“It is the tree of life that guards our elven clan, this is a branch that contains a portion of its life force.”
Dongfang Minghui was already close to plants, so naturally she knew what this represented, she took it into her hands with slight regret, “It seems to be nearing the end of its life.”
Lu Xing was a little sad, the tree of life’s branches was nearly dried up, the task his mother emperor had given him would not be easy to complete…
“It saved your life.”
Dongfang Minghui put the branch back to the brocade box and asked curiously, “Lu Xing, how did you appear here in Return Town?”
This question was difficult for Lu Xing, he recalled, “I have no way to hide my identity, so I walked with Wood wherever I could, and unknowingly came to this town.”
Dongfang Minghui did not know whether to praise him for his good luck or for his bad luck, casually walking and ending up in this hellhole…
“Lu Xing, you said he saved you, are you clear about his identity?”
The conversation turned to Wood.
Lu Xing looked back at Wood and shook his head honestly, “Wood is very powerful.”
Exactly how powerful he had no idea for sure, Wood had saved him from the group of people that captured him before and from other powerful magical beasts without even using the weapon behind his back.
He reckoned the other side still had room to spare for fighting so his upper limit was unknown to him.
Dongfang Minghui glared at him angrily, the other party did not say anything for so long, didn’t he know how anxious he’d made everyone after kidnapping her? Seventh sister was probably going crazy right now, “In addition to that, you know anything else?”
Lu Xing shook his head, slightly depressedly admitting, “I do not know.”
Wood moved a step forward to block her, Dongfang Minghui looked up at him and sensibly chose not to continue this topic, “After you came to Return Town, have you ever gone out?”
“No.” Since his elven features had become apparent, he did not dare to appear in front of humans, he feared that he would repeat the fate of his own people and end up captured by some humans…plus he had lost all his spiritual power so he could not defend himself and could only hide here.
Dongfang Minghui understood that the other party was completely unaware of what was happening in the outside world, “Lu Xing, your injury will soon heal, have you ever thought of returning to the Royal Academy?”
Lu Xing was actually shocked for a second since he had no idea, he was ready to die before, he wanted to return to his homeland and wanted to return to mother emperor before he died he also wanted to accompany Wood to walk around and see the most beautiful scenery of the three empires before that. Then all of a sudden a person appeared and said you don’t need to die now so what do you want to do?
He looked back at Wood the other side looked toward him as well, the bottom of his eyes were same as always, “For the time being I do not know.”
Dongfang Minghui stroked her forehead, a young man in love’s IQ is also a negative number, “Lu Xing, Wood took me captive when Seventh sister was at the scene, since I disappeared for so long, Seventh sister must be very worried, can you let him send me back?”
“Ah.” Lu Xing exclaimed, he immediately stood up, he forgot such an important thing, “Minghui, I’m really sorry, I’ll let Wood send you back, oh no, I’ll go back with you.”
“You’re going back with me?” Dongfang Minghui thought she had heard wrongly, “What about him?”
As soon as he heard that they were talking about himself, Wood took another big step forward, and the two were almost chest to chest.
“Wood has no place to go so why not join us?” Lu Xing’s idea was simple, since the other party saved him, he also want to repay that kindness, later if there is a chance, he’d try to take him back to the home of the elves.
Dongfang Minghui looked at Lu Xing, she did not know how to tell him of Wood’s…unique feature. It wasn’t that he had no expression or didn’t speak the main point was he had the smell of a rotting corpse.
She was still firm in her thoughts… the other side was most likely an undead…
“At night, it will definitely be another big fight.” Situ Hao disregarded his princely image and sat on the ground and even laid down to sleep. This had already been the third day since they arrived in Return Town.
Enjoy the chapter guys! Sorry this was a bit late it was meant to be yesterday but I had something to doo~