Martial God Conqueror - Chapter 14
"Turns out it was her."
When he heard the sound of the flute, Du Shaofu’s eyes widened in surprised. The melodious flute sound that he had heard these past few days, it turns out that it was played by this lady.
Listening to the flute sound, his soul felt enlivened, the gentle melody is like a mountain spring bubbling, before it gradually turned quick and rapid like a dense early spring drizzle.
The melody possessed a strange allure that made Du Shaofu could not help but listen to it. It's like a pure sound of nature blending in with the surroundings, and then gentle and soft, portraying a young girl's heart. Then the tone gradually changed, traces of grievance seeped into the melody ...
Du Shaofu was immersed within the notes of the flute, he was intoxicated. This was the most enchanting flute he had ever heard in his life, wishing that the sound would not stop.
When Du Shaofu woke up, the moon was already westbound, a sign that dawn was approaching.
"Such a strange melody."
Du Shaofu patted his cheeks. Under the influence of the flute's melody, he got pulled in unconsciously, losing his perception in general. Looking around, the white-clothed lady was still sitting crossed-legged on the rock with her eyes closed.
From the depths of the mountains, beast roars sounded out from time to time, giving the impression of restlessness.
"Did she fell asleep?"
Du Shaofu observed the beautiful white-clothed lady sitting cross-legged with her closed eyes. Du Shaofu didn't even know where Fu Yibai was at the moment. But even if that old man came, what could he do in front of this powerful lady?
"First, let’s run away."
His clear eyes glinted, Du Shaofu had decided. After all, nothing was more valuable than his little life. The quicker he escaped the better. Taking advantage of the dim moonlight, he carefully tip-toed around and began descending the mountain.
The tall peaks were like dragons raising their heads towards the sky. If not for the current Du Shaofu being able to produce xuanqi within his body, there’s no way that he will be able to descend the mountain in a million years.
But even so, by the time Du Shaofu managed to reach the foot of the mountain, the tiredness took half of his life away.
From the vast forest, occasional beast roars were heard. Some roars made Du Shaofu’s heart shudder. The deeper parts of the Wild Beast Mountain were no ordinary place, it was unknown when one will come across a roaming wild beast.
Although he managed to escape from the hilltop, Du Shaofu did not relax in the slightest.
"Can't run towards Stone City’s direction."
Du Shaofu was about to escape towards Stone City’s direction but managed to stop himself. Once the lady realized that he had escaped, she would surely chase towards the city’s direction. Thus, if he escaped towards Stone City, with the strength of the white-clothed lady and her capability of flying, recapturing him was as easy as snapping her fingers.
However, Du Shaofu had doubts about running deeper into the Wild Beast Mountain. He heard rumors that in the deep forest the chance of encountering wild animals and demonic beasts would become higher. In the deeper part of the forest, the demonic beasts would be more powerful. Moreover, within the centermost part there was an existence that no demonic beasts or high-level warriors dare to disturb.
"Only between dangers will there be a chance of survival."
Du Shaofu knew that he did not have much time to delay and he cannot be captured again, and thus he could only gamble this time. First, hide within the Wild Beasts Mountain to let the storm pass, worst case scenario he could always return …
Stone City, Du Clan’s compound.
Within a brightly lit hall, the atmosphere was tense.
"Big Brother, we looked everywhere but there is no trace of Shaofu. Someone was seen flying through the air across our Du Clan compound. In addition to Shaofu’s disappearance, I’m worried that…..."
In the hall. Du Zhixiong’s face was solemn. He searched the entire Du Clan compound for Shaofu but did not manage to find even a trace of his shadow, he could not help but think of various possibilities.
"Airfloat requires a Spiritual Pulse (Mai-ling) cultivation, however, in the entire Stone City there is yet someone who’s that strong." Du Zhenwu’s face was equally solemn, if Shaofu's disappearance was related to a Spiritual Pulse Warrior, then it was really a troublesome matter.
Du Zhixiong suddenly looked up at Du Zhenwu and said, "Big Brother, it is not necessary to be a Spiritual Pulse Warrior to have airfloat, someone with a special martial pulse can also do it. It’s just that as of now we are still unable to confirm Shaofu’s whereabouts and which forces are working against us.”
"The news of Shaofu’s recovery should have been spread. The potential that Shaofu showed today doesn’t allow those forces to sit back and relax anymore as it will affect the Five Family’s event three months later, so they can’t help but make their moves. Investigate, make sure to check thoroughly, no matter whom it is I won't have mercy.”
Du Zhenwu was truly angered. In the depths of his eyes was a degree of coldness accompanied his anger, and then his pupils moved as if he suddenly thought of something. “Remember to inform Third Brother. This matter must be notified to him,” he said to Du Zhixiong.
"En, I will arrange everything accordingly, very soon Shaofu will be found."
Do Zhixiong nodded, and then hurried away.
Mountains stretched towards the horizon connecting to the sea. The surrounding tall ancient trees were breathtaking as they hide the sky above and cover the earth below. Thickly overgrown vines of unknown years wrapped around every enormous tree. Some trees were so huge that it would take several adults to embrace it fully.
He dared not stop even for a moment as he forged ahead as fast as he could in the vast forest. His only thought was to get away from the lady as soon as possible.
Waves of beast roars were constantly heard coming from the deeper part of the mountains. The roars were getting louder and more frequent, it was as if the entire mountain beasts were restless and in a riot.
In this situation Du Shaofu could not help but be slightly scared. In case a powerful demonic beast appeared in front of him, the consequences needed no explanation.
Du Shaofu was unaware of how long he had been running when dawn finally came. The endless roars of the beast subsided and in a strange manner the whole mountain seemed to calm down.
However, at this moment when Du Shaofu wanted to take a short break, his body’s xuanqi suddenly surged with violence like it was about to explode. As the intense xuanqi swirled along his meridians his mouth tasted slightly sweet, and blood seepep up to his throat and a mouthful of blood spewed out. His body limped softly, staggering a few steps before falling onto the ground.
"You've ran the whole night, now there’s no more energy to run anymore, right?”
At the same time, a cold voice was heard and a figure appeared in front of Du Shaofu in a ghost-like manner. Her slender hands gently pointed a few spots, strands of strong but gentle qi flowed along within Du Shaofu body’s meridian points.
As the strands of gentle qi flowed within Du Shaofu’s meridians, the violent xuanqi which was wrecking havoc was suppressed down.
At the same time, when Du Shaofu fell on his back with his four limbs against the sky, the alluring lady’s figure appeared in his eyes.
"You can be considered quite smart, running the opposite way deeper into the forest instead of going back to the city but you overestimated yourself. In this world, only few managed to escape from me, not to mention a little brat who has only xuanqi but no cultivation like you.”
The white-clothed lady looked at Du Shaofu on the ground as she smiled faintly. While looking at Du Shaofu as if for the first time, she said “Now, you’ll be fine. That was an aftereffect of the poisoned dan you swallowed. If you don’t believe me, you can try to continue running.”
Light steps carried her directly towards the depths of the mountains, and her cold voice floated towards Du Shaofu. "There’s something strange with the beasts in the mountains. I’m going to have a look. You better stay close to me, or else if you encounter a demonic beast then there’s no guaranteeing your little life.”