Chapter 1041: My Name Is Nian Ye (4)
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"That year, my parents had been badly hurt by bandits. They initially had a chance at survival but, unfortunately, we couldn't save them because we didn't manage to get to the doctor's in time."
The little maiden had begun to weep as her memories of that incident came flooding back. "If only I had understood medicine at that time, I could have saved my parents. It was also from that moment on that I vowed to teach myself medicine! I will never let any other family experience separation in death!"
This was her dream.
It was also a goal that she has been working towards all this time.
Gu Ruoyun smiled as she said, "I'll be leaving this place in two days. Once I'm finished with my tasks, I can teach you medicine. What do you think?"
"Nian Ye, you know medicine?" asked the little maiden as she inclined her head. Her two braids made her look very cute as she blinked her sparkling eyes with curiosity.
"I know a little about medicine. Before anything else, I'd like to ask you where you got these red flowers from?"
Gu Ruoyun picked out a small, red flower from the pile of medicinal herbs. A glint then flashed through her eyes.
She had noticed the little flower immediately when she had entered the storage room!
She never thought that she would find the second medicine herb that she needed in a place like Wind Fall Village.
This was the Blood Moon Blossom. Most of these flowers exist in areas with blistering heat. Besides, it was an accompanying herb to the Dragon Phoenix Fruit! This Dragon Phoenix Fruit was a medicinal herb which happens to be an ingredient in the Fleshbone Regeneration Pill!
"Oh, you mean this little flower?" The little maiden looked very curious. She thought for a bit before replying, "My brother had found it during one of his hunts a while ago. He had stumbled upon a blazing cave and retrieved this little flower from there."
"Alright, I understand."
Gu Ruoyun put the Blood Moon Blossom down and smiled. "Come on, let's go out."
She needs the Dragon Phoenix Fruit. This Blood Moon Blossom was not of any use to her.
Perhaps I should shift my departure to an earlier date.
At this moment, a group of thugs carrying knives and spears had suddenly charged into the village. Instantly, the entire village flew into chaos and the villagers began screaming bloody murder. However, they were no match for the bandits in the end. They then tied the men and women up and dragged them into the village square.
Gu Ruoyun and Xiao Yu had just stepped out from the storage room when a group of thugs burst in through the door. Those thugs immediately stepped towards them in an attempt to seize the two without any explanation.
Xiao Yu jumped in fright and quickly hid behind Gu Ruoyun, peeking out with timid eyes and staring at the bandits in terror.
"Stop! What are you trying to do?"
Just as the group was about to approach Gu Ruoyun, someone yelled loudly from outside. They then saw the tanned man striding in. "You band of bandits," he cried out angrily, "The Wind Fall Village has respectfully given you half of our harvest each year! Why are you going back on your word now and causing trouble for the villagers of Wind Fall Village?!"
"You can blame it on the fact that the food you've contributed isn't enough for the space between our teeth! Qin Hao, will you come with us willingly or do we have to use force?"
The two bandits also made a move to capture Gu Ruoyun and the little maiden behind her as they spoke.
Qin Hao was so enraged that his face turned ashen. His tanned features were filled with anger as he replied furiously, "You dare lay a finger on them with your dirty claws! Just try!"
"Haha, a little kid like you dares to threaten us? Have you forgotten how your parents have died?"
The group of bandits burst into laughter and spoke with ridicule.
At that moment, they did not notice the increasingly chilly look in the girl in green's eyes.
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Chapter 1042: My Name Is Nian Ye (5)
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The little maiden trembled violently behind Gu Ruoyun. Her bright eyes were filled with terror as she said, "They're the culprits behind our parent's deaths! That year, these bandits had occupied Black Cliff Mountain which is not too far from Wind Fall Village and had committed all sorts of wicked deeds around it. Because of this, all the villages including Wind Fall Village then joined forces to go against these bandits. It was to no avail and many were either injured or killed disastrously. My mother and father had both lost their lives at that time. In the end, every village agreed to contribute half of their food and money in order for them to spare the rest. Nian Ye... I'm so scared..."
Sensing the shivers from the person behind her, a murderous intent flashed in Gu Ruoyun's eyes. She suddenly lifted the corners of her lips and smiled as she said, "Since they want us to leave with them, what's wrong with taking a walk?"
Qi Hao was mildly surprised, he never expected Gu Ruoyun to agree to the bandits' demands. However, if he allowed her to fall into these bandits' hands, she would be swallowed whole!
"No, you are only a guest of the Wind Fall Village." Qi Hao furrowed his brows and glared at the ruthless bandits. "This woman is not a villager of Wind Fall Village," he exclaimed, "The matters of Wind Fall Village have nothing to do with her. Can't you let her go?"
"Qi Hao, you dare to bring up conditions with us? I don't care who she is, everyone in Wind Fall Village will have to come with us! However, compared to you, this lady is clearly more aware of the situation. She knows that we, the Black Cliff Mountain Bandits, cannot be defeated so she has decided to follow us obediently."
The bandit burst into an arrogant laugh but his vulgar eyes continued to size Gu Ruoyun up. "It goes without saying that with such a beautiful woman in the Wind Fall Village, it's been quite a profit for us to have made the trip."
Qi Hao clenched his fist tightly, feeling a great urge to land it on the bandit. However, he was only a normal person, how could he possibly stand a chance in a fight against a cultivator?
Gu Ruoyun looked at Qi Hao but she kept quiet. She slowly walked out of the door and spoke indifferently, "Didn't you say that you wanted to take us away? Lead the way then, I'm a bit pressed for time here so don't hinder me from conducting other matters."
The bandits were in shock when they heard her words.
What does she mean?
Why does she make it sound like we, as bandits, have become people who would lead the way? Besides, she says that she's pressed for time? That we should not waste her time on her business?
After all, we are strong bandits. Is this woman not afraid of us at all?
"Big Brother, I'm scared."
Xiao Yu crept towards Qi Hao and tugged his sleeve as her freckled face filled with fear. "Will they treat us the same way as how they had treated Mother and Father?"
"Xiao Yu, don't be afraid."
Qi Hao pulled Xiao Yu into his arms and patted her back soothingly. "Big Brother will protect you," he replied softly. "I won't let anyone hurt you."
Mother and Father are dead. My sister is my only family.
Today, I will protect her no matter what!
All the villagers had been restrained and pushed into the center of the square outside the village. They were surrounded by the bandits who were wielding knives and spears. When they looked into the bandit's fearsome eyes, they were so terrified that they did not dare utter a word.
Those who were timid have even wet their pants. Instantly, the smell of urine filled the air around the square.
A brawny, middle-aged brute was sitting on a chair at the foremost of the bandits. The fierce look on his face gave off a very sinister air. Coupled with the murderous bloodlust from his body, one could tell at first glance that he was the type of person who could kill a man without even batting an eye.