“Excuse me, may I sit here?”
The girl who came was a very gentle girl with soft eyebrows and a light smile on her face, plus she was well-mannered and polite, giving a very good feeling at first sight.
But, Dongfang Minghui looked around, it was not yet meal time and upstairs there weren’t a lot of people with lots of empty seats. She bluntly replied, “Girl, there are a lot of seats here, you can pick other seats, we do not like to share a table with other people.”
Wood is undead, the aura of his body is much better compared to the real undead who have lost their minds, but it can’t hide the fact that he is undead. Since the last time the group of civilians got scared away by them, she remained careful and wary of everything, lest they cause a bunch of trouble in the city before Seventh sister finds them.
The girl listened and looked a little lost, but still with a smile on her face she nodded to her and picked a seat where she could face them directly.
Dongfang Minghui ate pastries and admired the view outside, but as she ate, she felt something was wrong. Wood was still sitting with a straight face, and with the unique makeup on his face, she almost spurted out a mouthful of water.
There was also a line of sight that kept resting on them.
She glared not expecting the other party to pretend to drink water and avoid her eyes.
But, soon that line of sight wandered back to them.
“Wood, I don’t think this situations is right, let’s just go.” Dongfang Minghui lowered her voice and said, her heart vaguely had the urge to vomit blood, it is not easy for her to go out but she kept encountering strange people it always made her feel strange. Is it possible the feng shui in this damn city was giving her bad luck?!
She stuffed the last piece of pastry into her mouth, puffed out her face and went downstairs.
“Ugh ugh, you guys please wait.”
The girl saw them go and immediately chased after them again.
Dongfang Minghui wiped her mouth and glared back at her unhappily, her previous good mood was gone, and what was left was full of caution, “What do you want?”
“I’m sorry, I just feel he gives me a special kind of familial feeling, I want to make friends with you…” The other party was carefully looking at Dongfang Minghui as she spoke, as if afraid she would be angry.
What the fuck!?
Dongfang Minghui took a long time to react to what the other party was saying, she looked at Wood, and then looked at the girl’s eyebrows, eyes, nose and lips, she looked back and forth many times, these two look nothing alike ah.
“Sorry, we still have things to do, let’s go first.”
She turned around and walked away quickly, damn, looking at the girl’s young age, she shouldn’t be the wife of Wood or something right? Rather more like his daughter… but the two of them do not look alike?
“Aiya wait do not rush to go ah, where do you live, do you want to go to our house as a guest?”
The two people quickly left and walked for a long time. Dongfang Minghui turned around to look and no one followed so she slowed down. The pastry before was gurgling in her stomach from all the running, “Wood, did you run back to Meng city because it’s your hometown?”
If you say that Wood is dumb that was wrong, the other side is obviously smart, tactics like transferring the tiger away from the mountain to loot the treasure, a crafty rabbit having three burrows and whatnot were showcased all the time. Even she as a modern world person might not be as cunning as this undead.
His fatal flaw was that he could not express anything…
“Wood, what did you bring me to Meng city for?” She and Wood had never met, the other party seemed to have regained his senses, even if he wanted to bring someone it should be Lu Xing, not her ah.
“But it’s not right either, how exactly did you regain your sanity from Xian’s voice control? Or is there an hourly limit to voice control for you, and you can recover once the time limit is up?”
She returned to the house and kept thinking about it then started to simply refine some potions again, the remedy for the undead seemed to be useless.
Return Town is just the beginning, she had to find a way to collect samples from the undead.
She suddenly shifted her gaze to Wood, looking at him excitedly, the more she looked at him, the more satisfied she was, Wood was definitely one of the strongest among the undead, “Hey, isn’t this a ready-made one hehe?”
Wood took a step back for the first time and turned around with his back facing Dongfang Minghui.
“Hey, Wood, I’m talking to you, for the sake of Lu Xing, for the sake of all mankind, contribute a small sample to me, okay?”
As a result, no matter how much she begged the other party didn’t care.
Dongfang Minghui slumped on the table in disappointment and fell asleep.
“Ugh, Wood, where are you going?” She woke up from the bumps, and she opened her eyes to see a huge iron box against her face. She raised her head with difficulty and found that the moon was beautiful and the surrounding area was dark so she couldn’t see the road signs at all.
She yawned and tried to go back to sleep.
Suddenly she heard a wolf howl, scaring her so much that she woke up completely with a jolt.
“Wood, what do you want? It’s not because I want to take a little sample from you that you’re angry right?” The moment he got angry, he shouldn’t want to dump her body in the countryside and leave her corpse in this hellish place, right?
The sound of buzzing was in her ears, she understood that the other party seemed to be trying to speed up.
Dongfang Minghui was on his shoulder and it was already quite uncomfortable, the result was Wood taking a sharp right turn before she almost made face to face contact with a beast’s face.
“Ahhhhh!!!! – Wood what the hell is this place?!?!”
It can’t be that they’d somehow ran into the magical beast forest right…?
She felt the other side skipping across, jumping, flying up and even more while she got thrown around on his back.
After a sharp bang, she heard a few whimpers and the other party seemed to have defeated a magical beast.
After that, he sped up again, and they spent the whole night running around the mountain, incidentally solving several magical beasts that ran out of nowhere, she frankly was so uncomfortable she wanted to die.
Until dawn, she saw layers of softly stacked peaks, a mountain range that stretched on and on, like a picture scroll.
She exclaimed, “This doesn’t seem to be Meng city, we’re not in some strange place again, are we?”
Dongfang Minghui felt that the world was about to collapse, she just left a special imprint on the street yesterday waiting for Seventh sister to find it. Who expected that the other party did not say a word before shifting to another location. Fuck, according to Wood’s speed, Seventh sister will not be able to find her in this life ah!
Wood’s feet quickly went in the direction of the mountains, she was uninterested and kept tapping the iron box behind him, but she did not dare to open it, she remembered once in a small town, they stayed a few days and she idly wondered what he had in the iron box, she tried to open it but got found by Wood.
That kind of look as if he was going to kill her at the very next second… she never wanted to experience it again.
In her idle boredom, the other party’s footsteps suddenly stopped, “Wood, are we at the destination?”
Wood didn’t say anything, but she heard another voice.
“What kind of person dares to trespass into the back of the Qian Family?!”
She jerked her head up straight and looked back, the other party was wearing the special clothes of the Qian Family, and there was a circle with the word Qian written on his chest, it was really someone from the Qian Family! Before she had a chance to say anything, Wood rushed straight over and injured the person who stopped them with his fist.
Like lightning, he rushed into the back of the Qian Family’s home with her!
“There’s an outsider intruding!” The man fell to the ground vomiting blood, he could not get up and all he saw was a silhouette scurry past, the speed was unimaginable, he released the flare in his arms before slowly falling down.
Along the way, other people tried to intercep them but they got beaten easily by Wood.
God help me ah! This crazy Wood was taking her straight into the Qian Family’s forbidden land! Such a large piece of mountain was considered the Qian Family’s private property and this…this was considered the forbidden land…forbidden land…forbidden land!!!!!
“Wood, you have to be merciful, please be merciful!” Dongfang Minghui wanted to cry, she felt that now it’s all over. Wood was going to cause a big disaster and Seventh sister hadn’t even had time to meet the Qian Family before she caused such a big obstacle for her….
How would they meet each other in the future like this ah?
Wood didn’t respond as usual, he rushed forward all the way, as if something was calling him at the end of the road.
At the same moment, Qian Wanyu and Li Yunan also arrived at Meng city. Everyone was having discussions about accommodation, Qian Wanyu and Bai Rou were both adamant about staying at the inn, Situ Hao, Mu Sheng and Lu Xing all said it didn’t matter, it didn’t matter where they stayed, they had stayed in dilapidated huts all the way anyway.
“Wanyu, since we have arrived in Meng city, should we at least let me, the host, entertain our group?” Li Yunan was in a very good mood, probably because he was about to go home for the first time in a long time and he wanted to introduce this group of teammates to his family.
“Naturally, when we have rested enough tomorrow, you can take us to the best restaurant in Meng city for a meal.” Qian Wanyu’s implication was that they should rest today and then relax tomorrow.
This journey had made them more familiar with each other, Qian Wanyu had more or less figured out everyone’s personality. Li Yunan also didn’t want to have too much of a stiff atmosphere and agreed, “Okay, we’ll listen to the captain, however the captain wants to arrange, I will do.”
“You go back first.”
Li Yunan insisted, “Even if you do not want to live in my house, at least our family inn come on, it would be too much to refuse again.”
“In that case, lead the way.”
Situ Hao was already a little impatient.
They arrived at the most lively and prosperous neighborhood of Meng City, even at night, it was still crowded and the people staying in the inn were registering their entry. Li Yunan brought them to the largest inn owned by his family, which was comparable to the Laiyun Inn of Nangong Yun Tian’s family. There were three layers inside and three layers outside, and several special courtyards for important people.
As soon as Li Yunan set foot in the inn, the innkeeper who was still discussing things with the guests immediately let the junior continue the discussion for him and personally welcomed him, “Young master, you’ve finally returned!”
“Uncle Nong, come, let me introduce you to a few friends, they are my partners within the academy. Today you have to go get us the best compound and arrange for them to stay. I will come back to see them tomorrow.”
“Young Master, don’t worry, Uncle Nong will definitely help you treat them well.”
Li Yunan said a few more words to them and then took his leave to return to his family home.
The courtyard at the back had a very good view, with a very lush bamboo forest in the back, a small house could be seen vaguely in the distance.
After bringing them inside the small courtyard, Uncle Nong brought them tea and snacks as well, the service could be said to be extremely considerate, “Since you are young master’s friends, treat this place as your own home, if you need anything, you can ring the bell to summon servants at any time, we will have someone waiting outside the small courtyard, and they will be at your service for your stay.”
“Thank you, thanks for the hard work Uncle Nong.”
After sending the people away, Qian Wanyu looked at the patterns she had sketched out which she found at the corners of a few roads.
“Wanyu, what were you looking at outside? What now?”
Lu Xing and Situ Hao had also come over, took a look and shook their heads, while Situ Hao frowned and said, “I think I’ve seen this pattern before.”
“Was it on the wall opposite the inn?” Bai Ruo gave him a good-natured look, they had seen Wanyu come over to take a casual look.
Situ Hao shook his head, “No, it’s just when we just set foot in Meng city, I saw several such signs on the wall, at first I thought someone’s mischievous children were drawing on the walls.”
“Take us there.”
The group followed Situ Hao and rushed out of the inn again, following the signs all the way, taking many turns and almost getting lost in Meng city.
“Wanyu, could we be looking for the wrong place?” Bai Ruo looked behind and it was a dead end, in front of another dark alley.
“It can’t be wrong.” Lu Xing answered in advance, “If those signs were left by Minghui, this place seems very much in line with Wood’s criteria for finding shelter.” Specifically looking for a lonely house with no neighbors around.
“Yes! We’re about to find Ninth Sister!” Qian Wanyu was a little excited and a little nervous, she led the way through the last dark alley and soon found a house that seemed abandoned.
“Look, guys, there is another sign here that is different from before.” Situ Hao pointed to the circle painted on top of the door, in which a small person was tied up.
Qian Wanyu smiled pleasantly as she reached out and touched the little man’s head on the door, “It’s Ninth Sister, this place must be where Ninth Sister is being held.”
Bai Ruo sensed, “There seems to be no one inside the house right now, let’s go in and take a look.”
Everyone looked at each other, this scene was a bit familiar. The first time they thought they had found someone, they were left with an empty room. Qian Wanyu eagerly pushed open the door.
With a loud creak, the door was easily pushed open.
The scene inside the house was clearly visible, there was nothing around but one end of the table had a variety of trinkets, “Ninth Sister was just here.”
“It can’t be!? We’re late again!?” Situ Hao pulled his hair out in frustration. If he had said something when he saw the little signs, would they have managed to find her in time?
Bai Ruo glared at him fiercely, really this guy failed when it counts ah.
Lu Xing looked at so the things scattered on the table, he picked them up one by one to look at and examine.
The corners of his mouth couldn’t help but smile, “Don’t worry, they’ll be back.”
“How do you know?” Mu Sheng curiously took out a box of lubricant, opened it and smelled it, “What is this, it smells pretty good.”
“Every time Wood left, he would put everything back in its place. This time he’s put things haphazardly, it means he’s just going out for a bit, and maybe it won’t take long for them to come back.” Lu Xing said with certainty, “Wanyu don’t be anxious, let’s wait here.”
Woo they’re so close to reuninting I’m so excited! Are you guys excited?! They say absence makes the heart grow fonder wonder if Wanyu will just openly attack her? 😉
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