Chapter 21 – Whispers of Love
Song Jingyi turned his head around to look at the Yu Shou sect cultivators behind him. He gritted his teeth then took out a few explosive iron pills from his storage ring and mercilessly threw them behind him.
There were a couple of explosions as the iron pills detonated, which temporarily stalled the pursuing cultivators. The Tian Yuan sect disciples took this opportunity to speed up and rushed forward to Fang Ye City. A layer of blue energy surrounded the entire place since a defensive barrier had been set up around the city. When the Tian Yuan sect disciples guarding the walls saw Song Jingyi and the others, the disciples opened up a gap on the barrier to let them through.
A female cultivator looked around, asking: "Where is Chu Shixiong?"
Now that he was safe, Songyi also calmed down. Thinking of the previous constant gaffes, he hated Chu Yu in his heart, but he steeled himself and showed a sad expression: "Shimei, Chu Shidi and that Xiao Shidi … In order to save us, he was ambushed by the demonic path cultivator …"
He hadn't even finished speaking before the woman's face turned pale.
Each inner disciple's facial expression went blank with surprise for a moment then they chose to remain silent.
If they had stayed there, even if they were able to eliminate the demonic insects, with a Core Formation cultivator and six Foundation Building cultivators to fight, they would have died. Moreover, Song Jingyi is the personal succeeding disciple of the sect master. He will be the leader of Tian Yuan sect in the future so if they offend Song Jingyi now, they will suffer for it later.
Song Jingyi sighed: "Everyone, Shidi, Shimei, don't worry! On the way back I sent a signal. Soon a Nascent Soul stage Elder will arrive to deal with those demonic cultivators and get revenge for Chu Shidi!"
The female cultivator suddenly stared at him: "Signal?! Song Shixiong! Why didn’t you send a signal earlier! If you had sent it earlier, Chu Shixiong would not … have been … "
"It was an emergency. I forget about it for a moment." The expression on Song Jinyi's face showed guilt and his voice was sad. He went to the edge of the walls, looking towards the direction of the river. Slowly, the corners of his lips turned up in a proud smile.
He did that on purpose.
The Immortal Sword Congress will begin soon and Chu Yu was the biggest threat to hi. Originally, he had some difficulty trying to think of how to make Chu Yu get some serious injuries so that he would be forced to withdraw from the Immortal Sword Congress. Unexpectedly, they met the demonic cultivators which helped him with this problem.
That Yuan Chen Peak’s Xiao Shidi looked extremely strong compared to Chu Yu. Fortunately, he has also been eliminated along with Chu Yu and, thus, another threat to his winning first place in the Immortal Sword Congress has been removed.
When Chu Yu woke up, there was only darkness in front of him. His head seemed to be pillowed on someone's thigh and his wrist was clasped by a cold hand that sent a constant flow of gentle spiritual energy.
Chu Yu closed his eyes for a moment and felt that his body was completely devoid of spiritual energy; he couldn't bear to look again. After all, there had not been much spiritual energy in his body when he was forced to use a technique that made him draw on a lot of spiritual energy to allow them to escape. Thank goodness that his meridians weren't damaged. Just that fact is enough for him to be satisfied.
Right after he used the water technique to escape, Chu Yu immediately fainted. They had hidden themselves in the water a great distance so Chu Yu didn't know where they were at this time. Chu Yu sighed and felt a quiver run through the body of the person who was sending his spiritual energy to Chu Yu.
A hoarse voice sounded: "Shixiong? Shixiong, are you awake?"
Chu Yu propped himself up and sat for a moment leaning against Xie Xi, sadly said: "Shidi … I seem to be blind."
Xie Xi was also silent for a moment then whispered: "… Shixiong, this place is dark."
Chu Yu coughed dryly.
Xie Xi suddenly reached out to hold Chu Yu in his arms, tightly clasping his waist, head on his back and his voice trembling: "Shixiong, you were unconscious for seven days."
He did not say anything more; his voice was full of pain and panic. Chu Yu's eyes widened1 When he heard these words, he was startled and patted the younger man's hands.
"Well, haven't I woken up now? Let go, I'm about to get strangled to death here."
Xie Xi paused; he didn't let go and just loosened his hold a bit. He rubbed his head on Chu Yu's shoulder and murmured: "Shixiong, you can’t leave me."
His warm breath blew in Chu Yu's ear, making Chu Yu's heart ache. Chu Yu couldn't help but tilt his head and pay Xie Xi's head, saying: "Ah, you're already this big you're still so sticky. We have to get out of this place."
He and Xie Xi suddenly disappeared and if people looked for them, they wouldn't be able to find Chu Yu and Xie Xi. Perhaps a message had already been sent to Lu Qingan and the Chu family about their deaths.
It's been seven days and I don't know what happened.
Xie Xi was unwilling to let go of Chu Yu: "Shixiong, be careful."
Chu Yu rubbed his forehead then slowly stood up, however his legs suddenly went soft and he fell down on his knees right away. Fortunately, Xie Xi caught him.
"Shixiong, your legs?"
"They are a little weak … I'm fine, it doesn't matter."
This was probably the aftereffects of his overexertion of his spiritual energy.
Chu Yu kicked his feet up, sighed with sadness, and was about to speak when he was suddenly picked up by Xie Xi.
WT*! This is the third time! This is obviously something that only the heroine can enjoy! Cannon fodder villains will be punished if this happens!
Chu Yu trembling, pulled on Xie Xi’s collar and said weakly: "I said, Shidi …"
"Shixiong need not worry, you will not fall."
Who’s worried about that?!!!
Chu Yu suppressed a sigh in his heart. He couldn't explain it but he was depressed for a while then suddenly received a moment of enlightenment. Anyway, it's already happened two times before, so he doesn't care about the third time anymore …
Now that he had reached supreme enlightenment2 Chu Yu silently hugged Xie Xi's neck firmly. A faint laugh sounded in the darkness.
They walked in the dark silently for a long time. The only thing they heard was the sound of each other's breathing. Chu Yu leaned on Xie Xi's chest and raised his head in puzzlement: "Shidi, your breathing is a little fast. Are you tired?"
Xie Xi silently calmed the fire in his heart. "I'm not tired."
"Your heartbeat is fast…"
Xie Xi gritted his teeth and said: "I'm a little bit tired. Shixiong, it's nothing."
Chu Yu was silent for a moment then suddenly struck his forehead with his hand. There was a lot of lighting devices in his storage ring. He just forgot about them.
He groped around until he found a carved lantern. He gently activated it with a little spiritual energy and it lit up.
Soft blue light sprang up thirty feet