ASV Chapter 23: The Rain Stops

The following days could be said to be the most peaceful that Qin Kaiyi had experienced in this world. There were no chrysanthemum-tightening system sounds, he didn’t have to think about how to bother Shen Feixiao every day, and even his cultivation problems were solved. Qin Kaiyi, who felt like he was drinking wine, wanted to say that life was very good.

Of course, although life was beautiful, there were one or two inadequacies–the mask that was still firmly attached to Qin Kaiyi’s face, and Yan Gu not letting out a sound since Shen Feixiao came. This made Qin Kai Yi always feel like he had a lump in his heart. No matter how happy he was, Qin Kaiyi was still a little worried about whether the mask would affect his normal life. However, after stuffing something into his mouth, Qin Kaiyi would forget about this problem dangling over his heart. 

This mask of Yan Gu’s wasn’t a real object, but more like a 3D projection. Although this wasn’t immediately apparent, if he used his hands to touch the mask, his hands would directly pass through the mask and reach his face. 

Shen Feixiao was also clearly curious about how Qin Kaiyi could eat, so when he first saw Qin Kaiyi pass food through the mask and directly into his mouth without any obstacles, his expression twisted a bit… Qin Kaiyi looked at the expression on Shen Feixiao’s face and was very satisfied. Your mom, who asked Shen Feixiao to have a paralyzed face all day long; he didn’t have any youthful vitality at all!

The downpour outside went on for seven days. During this time, Shen Feixiao finally put down his guard against the masked man. Although seven days was not too long, it was enough to judge whether the masked man had any harmful intentions. Shen Feixiao didn’t know what the masked man really wanted from him, but judging from the current situation, he had nothing to lose.

On the day when the rain stopped, Qin Kaiyi woke up early. He crawled up from the ground and walked out of the cave. The jungle bathed by heavy rain exuded a fresh earthy smell. Because the rain poured for too long, the ground became muddy, and there were small puddles everywhere.

Qin Kaiyi observed the situation around him for a while. He felt that he could not understand the secret realm with the common sense he applied to normal geography. After all, the terrain of the jungle was very flat, but even after seven days of rain, there was no rise in water level. 

Qin Kaiyi had good luck and managed to find a hare not far from the cave. After a lot of effort, he caught the hare without using spells. The rain stopped, and he was looking for food. Since the rain stopped, it wouldn’t just be humans looking for food. There were also those spirit beasts who hated the rain and other creatures. With a layer of concern in his heart, Qin Kaiyi picked up the rabbit and walked away.

When he reached the cave, Shen Feixiao had also woken up. At this time, he was sitting on the ground and cultivating. The eggplant squatted beside Shen Feixiao. Those purple grape-like eyes were wetly spinning around, and he didn’t know what the creature was thinking. 

Seeing Shen Feixiao cultivating, Qin Kaiyi didn’t bother him. Instead, he walked to the side of the cave to peel the rabbit’s skin and bleed it out. After cleaning it, he stuck it on a stick and returned to the cave to roast it with fire.

If you just put nothing else on the rabbit and placed it over the fire, the taste wouldn’t be good, but Qin Kaiyi was obviously prepared. 

He slowly took out the spice that he had long prepared from the storage ring and smeared it on the rabbit, layer over layer.

Well, in fact, to a certain extent, this trip to the secret realm was like an outdoor cookout for Qin Kaiyi…

The gradually deepening rich fragrance of the rabbit made Shen Feixiao open his eyes. When he saw the rabbit in Qin Kaiyi’s hand, he was surprised, and then his brows slightly wrinkled: “How many weird things did you bring?” “

… For those who enter the secret realm only for magic weapons, spices were indeed strange things… Qin Kaiyi really couldn’t be the protagonist. Qin Kaiyi resisted the urge to cover his face, pretending to be calm: “Why is it strange to take care of basic needs? “

Shen Feixiao didn’t speak anymore. He touched the eggplant which became agitated because of Qin Kaiyi’s use of the storage ring and stared at the fire pit in a daze. 

The roasted, brightly golden rabbit meat exuded a tantalizing smell. Qin Kaiyi saw that the rabbit was cooked and gave half of it to Shen Feixiao. He watched Shen Feixiao take the meat and gnaw it silently, bending the corner of his mouth a bit in his good mood.

They hadn’t eaten anything fresh for a few days, and the feeling of finally eating a big meal was beautiful. Qin Kaiyi quickly nibbled half of the rabbit clean and looked at Shen Feixiao who was still chewing slowly, laughing: “Tastes good?”

“En.” Consistently pithy, Shen Feixiao slightly nodded his head.

Qin Kaiyi was now accustomed to Shen Feixiao’s silent ways. He looked at his greasy hands and thought about it: “I’m going out, you do as you please.”

Shen Feixiao nodded again. He didn’t care much about what Qin Kaiyi was going to do. The eggplant sitting next to him showed a curious look, and its gaze which stuck to Qin Kaiyi could not be pulled off. 

Qin Kaiyi didn’t care about the eggplant’s reaction. He stood up and walked directly towards the river… Yes, he was going to take a bath. He felt like his whole person was moldy from staying in the cave for seven days. The rain finally stopped, and he certainly couldn’t let this opportunity pass. Since the recent rain meant there would be no shortage of water in his surroundings, he wouldn’t have to worry about encountering dangerous spirit beasts coming to the river to drink water.

Walking to the river, Qin Kaiyi observed the surrounding scenery, and then surreptitiously took off all his clothes except for the mask on his face that could not be removed…

The clear river water was still a bit cold, and Qin Kaiyi carefully dipped his body in, letting out a comfortable sigh… It was too nice to take a bath when tired, it would be better if it was a hot bath… Of course, he couldn’t ask for too much. Just having water was enough.

“Wu.” Qin Kaiyi splashed water on his face. As expected, the water directly poured onto his skin, passing through the mask directly.

“It’s really strange, what is this mask?” Qin Kaiyi murmured to himself softly. 

“You are the strange one.” This lowered voice showed how bad of a mood the master of the voice was in. The Yan Gu that had disappeared for seven days appeared again in Qin Kaiyi’s sea of ​​knowledge: “You dare to practice demonic cultivation and live with an immortal beast; I think you are tired of living. “

“Ah?” Qin Kaiyi was stunned by the sudden sound in his head, but quickly reacted: “How come you appeared again?”

“… You!” Yan Gu expressed extreme dissatisfaction with Qin Kaiyi’s amazed tone. He ridiculed: “You dare to be close to the ancient immortal beast, but fortunately your body’s demonic qi isn’t so heavy. If you practiced a few more days, maybe I could think about finding someone else.”

After listening to Yan Gu, Qin Kaiyi finally recalled an important attribute of the eggplant… its favorite food was demonic matter. Demonic matter included a wide range of things–not only demonic beasts, but also the demonic qi on the bodies of demonic cultivators. Of course, for ordinary demonic cultivators, the biggest threat the eggplant posed was absorbing all of their bodies’ demonic qi. But Qin Kaiyi was different, he had a natural demonic body!! Thinking of this, Qin Kaiyi’s face instantly turned white.

“If I were you, I would stay far away from the one named Shen Feixiao. I have only seen cats chasing mice, and have never seen mice running in front of cats waiting to be caught.” With the same arrogant tone and a trace of irritability, Yan Gu let out a voice that showed that his mood was obviously not very good.

“…” Qin Kaiyi was silent. He lowered his head and looked at the clear bottom of the lake, and only opened his mouth after a long while: “I understand.”

“If you understand, then good.” Yan Gu was finally satisfied.

“Well, since I won’t stay with Shen Feixiao anymore, then there is even less of a need to find treasures.” Qin Kaiyi pretended to say to himself: “Seems like I should find a cave to hide in soon and just wait for the secret realm’s exit to open.”

“What??” Yan Gu heard this and was struck dumb immediatley, “You’re not looking for treasures?”

“What is there to find.” Qin Kaiyi’s tone was lazy: “Letting others find out that I demonically cultivate, isn’t that just seeking my own death?” 

“… That.” After a long silence, Yan Gu gritted his teeth like he was giving up: “If you help me find what I need, I will teach you a way to hide your demonic qi, how about that?”

“Oh? Do you have a way?” Qin Kaiyi knew that the mask on his face was unusual.

“Of course.” Yan Gu sneered: “Otherwise, why wouldn’t the ancient immortal beast find my whereabouts?”

“Your method has no side effects?” Qin Kaiyi was still a little worried.

“Of course not.” Yan Gu answered very firmly. In fact, the secret method still had one or two side effects. Of course, these side effects were really irrelevant to Yan Gu.

“Okay.” Qin Kaiyi agreed to his first deal with Yan Gu, not knowing that he was about to jump into a deep hole.

In fact, Qin Kaiyi was already a little worried about the leakage of demonic qi when he practiced the demonic skills assigned to him by Zi Yangpei. He had not yet planned to leave the Lingshan Sect. It would of course be best if he could stay undiscovered, but even if he was found out it was actually fine… anyway, he would have to experience being found out sooner or later.

Just as Qin Kaiyi thought about his future problems, his sensitive hearing suddenly caught a sound coming from behind him. His eyes were cold and he turned and scolded: “Who!”

There was a tremor in the grass. After a while, a person dressed in the Lingshan Sect’s Taoist robes slowly walked out of a pile of grass not far from Qin Kaiyi. Qin Kaiyi relaxed: “Shen Feixiao, what are you doing hiding there?”

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