After exiting the Hidden Treasure Pavilion, the exit of the Secret Realm opened. Qin Kaiyi looked at the exit that appeared as a black hole in midair. Somehow, there was some fear in his heart, and in order to hide the patterns on his face, Qin Kaiyi had to put Yan Gu’s mask back on his face again.
Just when Qin Kaiyi made a hand seal and was about to leave, a sudden sense of danger made him suddenly rush towards the left, and in the blink of an eye, he saw that his original position had been blown into a huge pit by someone’s spell.
… Seeing this situation, Qin Kaiyi’s face immediately turned white. He couldn’t imagine what would have happened if this spell had hit him.
“Little Stone.” That hoarse tone of voice showed that the master of the voice was indeed not in a good mood. Qin Kaiyi’s whole body stiffened as he turned around. He actually saw Zi Yangpei in a thoroughly dishevelled and sorry state, with a fainted Tang Shayun thrown at his feet. From that body covered in dust, one could clearly see how much effort Zi Yangpei expended to escape the treasure trove. Because of this, Zi Yangpei felt no mercy when he looked at Qin Kaiyi, who seemed to be in a decent state–his killing intent rose.
“… Zi Yangpei.” Qin Kaiyi gritted his teeth. He didn’t expect that he would have this kind of enemies meeting on a narrow road circumstance with Zi Yangpei (T/N: idiom meaning inevitable clash between enemies). Even when he was about to leave here, he would encounter him.
“You’re really not bad, you didn’t die in the magma.” Zi Yangpei’s handsome face had an awe-inspiring smile. He didn’t move forward, but looked at Qin Kaiyi indifferently: “But your little shidi’s death was really miserable, hehe, and you wasted so much effort, but in the end failed to save him. “
“…” Qin Kaiyi stopped talking. If there were no system, he might really believe Zi Yangpei. But now it seemed that the system was much more reliable than Zi Yangpei. Believing Zi Yangpei’s nonsense would just be giving himself unneeded stress.
“Should I say that you are stupid, or that you are smart?” Zi Yangpei sighed and shook his head: “I could say you are smart, but you forgot the soul contract we made. You really thought I would hurt Shen Feixiao. I could say you are stupid, but you can escape from the most dangerous places again and again… Little Stone, you really won’t let me see things clearly. “
“… What?” Qin Kaiyi felt like his own brain short-circuited.
“What, you wouldn’t have actually forgotten the contract we made.” Zi Yangpei seemed to understand the meaning of Qin Kaiyi’s confusion, and he laughed: “You are really too cute.”
He was really stupid, really. Qin Kaiyi’s face went numb… Why did he have to lose the plot every time he faced pivotal moments? He could even forget an important matter like the soul contract… so tired, don’t feel like doing anything anymore… but why did Zi Yangpei bring this up now? What did he want to do?
“I was thinking about having the opportunity to go to Lingshan Sect again to find you in the future.” Zi Yangpei’s voice was faint: “But it seems that we are more fated than I expected, and I can meet you like this… rather than selecting an auspicious date, it’s better to choose such a date when we can bump into each other like this. Little Stone, you should go back with me. “
At this point, Qin Kaiyi finally understood Zi Yangpei’s meaning. He frowned, and said helplessly: “Zi Yangpei, why do this? If you have to use force to break a melon off the vine, it won’t taste sweet. (T/N: the melon is ripe when it can be removed without effort; if something isn’t meant to be, no use forcing it to happen). I have demonically cultivated according to our agreement, what else do you want? “
“I worry about leaving you alone.” Zi Yangpei smiled coldly: “Today I will only give you two options–either follow me or die here. My lovely little stone, what will you choose? “
Qin Kaiyi wanted to say–he wanted neither of those two options! He absolutely knew what kind of life he would have if he was really caught by Zi Yangpei. There wasn’t a point in having extravagant hopes about freedom and whatnot, even surviving would be a problem!
With a rough idea in mind, Qin Kaiyi’s left hand gently touched the jade bracelet on his right wrist.
“Zi Yangpei, what is your relationship with my shizu?” Racking his brains for a solution, Qin Kaiyi stepped back quietly and wanted to buy some more time.
“What’s our relationship?” It was uncertain if he was doing so because he was too confident in his own abilities, but Zi Yangpei didn’t pay attention to Qin Kaiyi’s small actions. He casually glanced at Tang Shayun on the ground: “Friends? Enemies? Rather than worrying about what relationship I have with him… Qin Shi, you and Xue Xian seem to also have some indiscernible relationship.”
“… What do you mean?” Qin Kaiyi opened his eyes in feigned surprise.
“You really don’t get my meaning?” Zi Yangpei chuckled, and his eyes were full of ruthlessness: “Originally I thought you were just a small Taoist sent by the Lingshan Sect. I didn’t expect you to be so familiar with the secret realm, and even be able to get the trust of that Yan Gu guy… If I remember correctly… When you first entered the secret realm, you knew that we would get scattered? Hehe… Qin Shi, your relationship with Xue Xian shouldn’t be shallow? “
“…” After hearing these words, Qin Kaiyi had to thank the power of imagination. He didn’t expect Zi Yangpei to actually tie him and Xue Xian together. Now he himself wouldn’t need to make up any more nonsense.
“What? Seen through by me?” Seeing Qin Kaiyi’s silence, he thought that he had guessed Qin Kaiyi’s worries. Zi Yangpei understood and chuckled: “I’ve already chatted with you this much. I believe you are a smart person, so leave with me.
“… En, okay.” Qin Kaiyi raised his head that had been hanging down and smiled brilliantly at Zi Yangpei: “I… will just go then.”
As soon as these words fell, Qin Kaiyi used all the demonic energy in his body and flew towards the hole not far away at his fastest speed. As he flew, he messily threw random talismans at Zi Yangpei’s direction.
There was no other way, he could only make one bet. Dying here and being taken away by Zi Yangpei actually weren’t two different options. Instead of lingering around hesitating over deciding, it was better to use all his strength to make one gamble!
However, Qin Kaiyi obviously underestimated Zi Yangpei’s strength. The talismans he prepared before entering the secret realm were obviously not worth mentioning to Zi Yangpei, and Qin Kaiyi’s action actually made Zi Yangpei’s anger flare up.
Qin Kaiyi only saw him let out a grim chuckle and release a watermelon-sized black spider from his storage ring without hesitation. The spider caught up with Qin Kaiyi at an amazing speed the moment it was released.
Qin Kaiyi didn’t hesitate when he saw the spider sticking to himself; he immediately activated the jade bracelet that Qing Xuzi gave him. The jade bracelet instantly provided Qin Kaiyi with a defensive cover, avoiding the spider’s bite and grasp.
But the black spider was obviously not of an ordinary grade. In the blink of an eye, Qin Kaiyi was shocked to find that the defensive cover that should have been indestructible was being consumed at an amazing speed, and the spider attached to the defensive cover was still madly absorbing the energy on it. Seeing the hole forming in front of him, Qin Kaiyi gritted his teeth and urged the demonic power of his body to its peak.
This was very harmful to a demonic cultivator’s body, but he had no other options now. Once the spider really broke the defensive cover, he definitely wouldn’t get away!
“Fuck you… Zi Yangpei.” Blood overflowed from the corner of his mouth as Qin Kaiyi squeezed out a few words from between his teeth. Since coming to this world, every time he ended up in a miserable state it had something to do with that expressionless man in the distance. The originally easygoing plot was forced into a slightly unfavorable state because of Zi Yangpei. If he had the strength in the future, the first thing to do would be to kill this bastard Zi Yangpei! All who disturbed the original storyline were incendiaries!
Facts proved that Qin Kaiyi’s calculations still had an error. Just when he was about to enter the hole, the spider broke the defensive cover. Just as it was about to spit out silk to wrap up Qin Kaiyi, somehow Zi Yangpei actually had the spider stop its movements and let go of the already semi-delirious Qin Kaiyi.
“… Yan Gu, you really become less and less afraid of death.” Zi Yangpei’s face was cold like frost, but held a frightening smile: “You dare to do such a thing… hehehehe… Little Stone, your charm is really great, your small shidi threw away his life for you, and for you Yan Gu would even give away his soul.”
Having said this, Zi Yangpei paused. He lowered his head and looked at Tang Shayun, who was gradually waking up and groaning in pain. He smiled coldly: “Anyway, you are mine… after all is said and done, all will be mine. Qin Shi… we have plenty of time in the future.”
As he finished his speech, Zi Yangpei looked at Qin Kaiyi.
Qin Kaiyi’s body was severely damaged due to the ultimate use of his skills. Qin Kaiyi couldn’t help but spit out a bit of blood when he passed through the exit. After he left the secret realm, he directly fell from midair onto the forbidden grounds at the back of the mountains. Between his gasps and moans, he already sunk into unconsciousness.
The disciples of the Lingshan Sect in the forbidden area had obviously seen many such scenes. They were fully prepared. The moment they saw Qin Kaiyi fall, he was directly supported onto a stretcher. As he lay there appearing to be dying, as if he would soon stop breathing, they directly sent him to the Medicine House for first aid.
Qin Kaiyi’s master Qing Xuzi soon got the news that the one he worried most about, his head disciple, came out of the secret realm. He hurried to see the Qin Kaiyi who had suffered serious internal injuries.
He obviously also noticed that Qin Kaiyi had a jade bracelet with a crack on his right hand, and his expression of heartache suddenly became solemn.
At this time, Qin Kaiyi did not know what Qing Xuzi discovered. He was spitting blood amidst chaos. Qin Kaiyi felt that his own dantian area was torn by something, bringing with it a pain that seemed to pierce his bones. When he came to explore his dantian with his last thread of consciousness, he desperately discovered that the poisonous insect he thought had disappeared actually still reappeared. Not only that, but it also mercilessly absorbed his last bit of life-sustaining demonic qi. It seemed to want to completely cut off Qin Kaiyi’s last line of life.
… This guy Zi Yangpei really retained a last move. Qin Kaiyi spit out blood again, thinking bitterly, I should not offend this old monster… Ai, really a mistake! The severe pain struck again. Qin Kaiyi closed his eyes and passed out completely.
From reading the Chinese comments, apparently this chapter is missing a lot of words in the source I’m translating from.
I think the gist of it still comes across though.
Does anyone have a recommendation for another project to translate? I don’t think this one will take me too long, thinking about looking into another project ahead of time.