Martial God Conqueror - Chapter 13






Edited by Fingerfox and Lifer



 

"I'll go and look for Fu Yibai."

Brows creased into a furrow, Du Shaofu decided to practice an exercise law as soon as possible. Grabbing the two small cases and the jade bottle, he’s going to pay Fu Yibai a night visit and ask if he knew where the Purple Qi Sunworship Scripture was.

Leaving the room, Du Shaofu headed straight towards the Martial Collection Building.

There were guards in Du Clan and strong warriors, but even so, Du Shaofu had snaked passed several courtyards in the shadow of the night, reaching the Martial Collection Building with ease.

"How did the sound of flute reached here, where did it came from.”

Just as he arrived at the Martial Collection Building, he once again heard the familiar flute playing. The flute's melody was soft as an endless running stream or sometimes sharp and clear like creek water but, suddenly, the tune changed, laced with a trace of resentment just like a young girl’s heart thinking about her lover.

The flute melody seemed to turn sadder and somehow nearer.

Although the flute's melody became clearer and more aggrieved, Du Shaofu did not pay much attention to it. Fu Yibai’s room is on the first floor, at the back of the Martial Collection Building. However, Du Shaofu rarely come here. Entering Fu Yibai’s room, the room was clean as there were not many things around that could mess up the room, however, there was no sign of Fu Yibai.

"Where did he ran off to at this time of the night?" The room is not large, with one glance, it was obvious that Fu Yibai was not in the room.

*Chi!*

Behind Du Shaofu there were some movement. Turning around, Du Shaofu said: "Lao Bai, where did you go…”

Du Shaofu had yet to finish when his face had stiffened up, the one behind him was not Fu Yibai but a lady. A beautiful lady that looked about forty. She was dressed in a long plain white dress with a light blue ribbon fluttering slightly, and looked extremely elegant and bright, and clean looking. She seemed to have an innate air of nobility that made the hearts of the ones looking at her to have no choice but be in awe. 

"Who are you?” Du Shaofu was stunned for a while, and then immediately became wary. This beautiful lady was not from the Du Clan, and the Martial Collection Building was a restricted area. An unknown lady appeared in the Du Clan’s restricted area at night thus Du Shaofu could not afford to be careless.

"What is your relationship with Fu Yibai?"

The white-clothed lady’s dress was very common, but when her crisp cold voice fell upon Du Shaofu's ears, he was unable to refuse her and immediately replied: “I’m Fu Yibai’s Big … friend.”

Du Shaofu was going to say Fu Yibai’s Big Brother however he had promised Fu Yibai earlier that in front of other people he would give him some face and thus he immediately changed it to a friend.

"You are his friend?" The white-clothed lady looked Du Shaofu, a little light glimmered in her eyes and then lowering her lashes, that were black as ink, a faint shadow shrouded her pupils: “This is the kind of things he does."

"Big Sister, are you Lao Bai’s friend?" Du Shaofu asked, from the white-clothed lady's tone it sounds like she was familiar with Fu Yibai. Pondering when Fu Yibai got to know a person with such noble temperament, Shaofu remembered that never before had he heard Fu Yibai mentioned someone like her.

The white-clothed lady did not bother to answer Du Shaofu, her watery eyes glanced around Fu Yibai’s room and a little curve emerged at the corner of her lips and said, "Since you are related to him and he is avoiding me, I can only take you with me.”

After speaking, Du Shaofu didn’t even see the white-clothed lady’s movement. Instantly, as if space froze, Du Shaofu was unable to move, even the xuanqi within his body cannot be initiated. Then a  slender hand fell softly on his shoulder.

"Ei,"

When the slender hand came in touch with Du Shaofu’s shoulder, surprised flitted past the white-clothed lady’s brown eyes, and with a sway both figures disappeared from the room.

The bright moon was hanging in the sky that was surrounded by twinkling stars.

In mid-air, the white-clothed lady grabbed one of Du Shaofu’s shoulders. Her slender hand looked dainty and weak but his body was involuntarily being pulled up to the air. They passed through Stone City’s numerous buildings at high velocity, and at last reaching the depth of the forest of the mountains.

The mountain stretched into the horizon. Under the moonlight, the boundless forest revealed itself.

"A powerful cultivator, very powerful."

In mid-air, Du Shaofu winced from the wind that was blown against his face but it still couldn’t disguise the look of shock and surprised on his face. The ability to move freely in the air -- Airfloat -- that even his Eldest and Second Uncle were unable to do, was an ability that those legendary warriors were able to have.

The mountain peaks reached thousands of feet with dangerous summits. Near the masses of strange rocks, a huge cliff stood majestically as if a dragon preparing to rush up to the sky.

The white-clothed lady landed on one of the hilltops with Du Shaofu. Before releasing him, her palm slapped on Du Shaofu’s chest, indirectly forcing his mouth to open. Something that looks like a dan flew into his throat, forcing him to swallow it into his belly.

"Big... Predecessor, what did you feed me?"

Du Shaofu’s face paled, and his finger was about to gouge his throat to force it back up. Gouging till his eyes welled with tears but without any success. It’s just like the dan melted into nothingness the moment it entered his stomach. 

The white-clothed lady ignored Du Shaofu. With light and graceful steps, she walked towards a clean rock. She sat down cross-legged and her brown eyes looked towards the distant unfathomable mountains. Du Shaofu wonded just what was on her mind.

"Predecessor, Fu Yibai and I are actually not that close. If there is resentment between you and him, I’m afraid you are withholding the wrong person, ah.”  

Du Shaofu looked at the beautiful white-clothed lady. At first, he thought that this white-clothed lady was Fu Yibai’s friend or something similar, however, it is obvious to him now that there was a grudge between them. He ‘greeted’ Fu Yibai’s eighteen generations of ancestors [1] silently in his heart for bringing him this misfortune.

The white-clothed lady turned to Du Shaofu and said, "If you are of no importance to him, then you have no further value. I will kill you right now."

Her voice was so cold that Du Shaofu’s heart shivered while listening to it. Instantly, Du Shaofu’s expression change, “Predecessor, although Bai Lao and I are not that close, but we still have a friendship, one blanket covers two people, a pair of pants worn by two people.”[2]

"As long as you do not try to escape, you will be alive and well for now. If Fu Yibai does not come and save you, then your life is hard to guarantee," she said to Du Shaofu.

"Lao Bai will definitely come. However, this place should be very far away from Stone City if Lao Bai comes, it will take him at least ten days to half a month’s time. We just need to wait patiently till Lao Bai arrives.”

Du Shaofu said with a look of certainty at the white-clothed lady while crying tearlessly in his heart. This area within the Wild Beast Mountains was quite far from Stone City. There were rumors that there’s a terrible evil beast that lurked here, and that even some of the more powerful demonic beasts dared not nest here. Not to mention whether if that old man Fu Yibai have the ability to rescue him from this powerful lady.

The beautiful white-clothed lady looked at Du Shaofu but did not say anything. A flute appeared in her hands with a swirl of her long sleeves and then placed the antique flute close to her slightly opened lips. Suddenly, a heavenly sound of a flute filled the night.


Notes:

1.    ‘Greeting… eighteen generations of ancestors- cursing 

2.    “One blanket covers two people, a pair of pants worn by two people”- there are a few versions of this saying(?), in short BFF.





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