Translator: Misty Cloud Translations Editor: Misty Cloud Translations
Sima You Yue examined that tree and felt like its aura was a little strange. Perhaps it was because there was the aura of an ancient spirit beast on it.
“This tree, should we say that it has degenerated or evolved?” Wu Lingyu looked at the tree and muttered to himself.
“Really hard to say.” Sima You Yue understood as well. If you said it had degenerated, it had an ancient aura that was a lot more than its counterparts. If you said that it evolved, it had the ancient aura but did not necessarily mean it would grow better.
“Regardless of whether it degenerated or evolved, its downfall is meeting us!” Flowey clapped her hands in delight.
“Really unlucky.” Wu Lingyu said, “However, although it is afraid of you and can let you break its branches, if you try to dig it up by its roots, it will still attack.”
Flowey, who wanted to take a step forward, took a step back.
“Hehe, Big Brother Lingyu, you’re so powerful, it’s better if you go.” She smiled flatteringly.
“Go ahead. We might set off in a moment.” Sima You Yue said.
Wu Lingyu walked over and the tree could sense the danger and immediately wanted to retaliate and attack. However, when Wu Lingyu condensed a bout of black flame, it immediately shrank back.
This was the first time that Sima You Yue had seen Wu Lingyu’s flame. Although it didn’t seem as exaggerated as Little Birdie, it was still rather terrifying.
Wu Lingyu quickly uprooted the tree and he left nothing behind.
Flowey was so excited that she wanted to hop up, but her passion was doused by Wu Lingyu.
“This is different from the one you ate before. Based on how powerful you are now, you can’t eat too much. You can only eat one branch a day.” Wu Lingyu handed the tree to Sima You Yue. He didn’t give it to her directly.
Only one branch a day! Flowey wilted. However, she had thought it through. It was better than nothing.
Sima You Yue kept the tree away, tossing the branch in her hand to Flowey.
“Let’s head back.”
Eastern Lai Li and Xuan Qiu He were chatting where they were resting. It was about time to go so they said, “Everyone is done resting, let’s head out.”
“Let’s rest a bit more.” Xuan Qiu He said.
“If we tarry any longer, the sky will turn dark. Eastern Lai Li didn’t know why he wasn’t anxious at all.”
“It wouldn’t be bad to pass the night here. After staying here for such a long time, we’ve become more familiar with this place. It should be rather safe to pass the night.” Xuan Qiu He said with a smile.
Was that so?
Eastern Lai Li looked at him rather puzzledly. This was unlike how he used to be!
After she took a look, she realised that Sima You Yue and Wu Lingyu weren’t around. Could he be waiting for them?
“Alright then, you can take me there next time.”
“Then it’s settled.”
Sima You Yue and Wu Lingyu walked over, chatting happily. Flowey tagged along behind them, hugging onto a branch and chewing it. It seemed difficult to eat.
When Xuan Qiu He heard their voices, he looked over with Eastern Lai Li.
“You Yue, you guys are back.”
Sima You Yue saw that everyone had stood up and smiled cheekily, saying, “Are we ready to go? Sorry, we encountered a situation over there and took a while to return.”
“No problem, you’re just in time.” Xuan Qiu He said, “I was just going to let you know!”
“Since you’ve already come, we can set off.” Eastern Lai Li kept away her unhappiness.
Sima You Yue and the others set off again. Eastern Lai Li and Xuan Qiu He walked at the front while Sima You Yue and Wu Lingyu walked at the back. You could tell that the two of them had a very good relationship.
“Lady You Yue, what did you guys go to do just now?” Eastern Lai Li turned around and asked.
“We went for a walk nearby.” Sima You Yue said. Then she thought about it and still decided to tell them about it in the end, “There’s something I think that I should tell you guys.”
“When we went out just now, we discovered the scent of some ancient spirit beasts.” Sima You Yue said, “That’s why we’re guessing that an ancient spirit beast might have been sealed inside the ancient mine. Also, it has already escaped.”
Everyone cried out.
Even Xuan Qiu He’s smile disappeared.
“You Yue, are you certain?”
Sima You Yue turned around, stretched out her hand and said, “Flowey, lend it to me.”
“Ah? Oh.” Flowey handed the branch over to Sima You Yue.
Sima You Yue took it then turned around to place it in Xuan Qiu He’s hand. “Take a look at this.”
Xuan Qiu He took the branch and took a whiff, saying, “It does indeed have an ancient scent.”
“Let me see.” Eastern Lai Li took the branch and inspected it carefully, saying, “That’s right, this should be the scent of an ancient spirit beast. What is the scent of an ancient beast doing on this branch?”
“It should have left it behind when it came into contact with this tree.” Xuan Qiu He guessed. He had the same thoughts as Wu Lingyu.
“It’s no wonder that you stayed for such a long time before returning.” Easter Lai Li no longer held it against them for tarrying everyone. This was an important discovery, and they were already excited.
If this was here, there might be others. If they managed to find them, why would they be afraid of just one. It would be very useful to the clan.
Of course, this could be very serious. If there were many spirit beasts, it would be very dangerous.
However, that was an ancient spirit beast! Just thinking about it was exciting!
Wu Lingyu saw her fervent gaze and noticed that the others were just as excited as her. He thought about how he was worried about how Sima You Yue was only shocked and happy for a little after she heard about it. This was the difference between her and others.
“Since we know about that, we have to be even more careful later on.” Xuan Qiu He did not get beyond himself with excitement as he instructed.
“Yes, Young Master.” Xuan Qiu He’s men replied.
“That’s right, the road ahead is still dangerous. We have to stay vigilant.” Eastern Lai Li regained her calm as well. However, he gaze was still much more excited than before.
They continued to walk forward. In the forest, they did not encounter any attacks. A few days later, they walked out of the forest and into a patch of grass.
“The environment here is still really strange. We’re obviously in a desert, but a forest appeared around a desert and now that we’re here, a patch of grassland has appeared.” Someone voiced out his confusion.
“That forest was not formed due to rain. It’s due to the dark river below.” Xuan Qiu He said, “The dark river is only around there, so the dorset is only there as well.”
“There was a dark river under the desert? How is that possible?!”
“You didn’t head underground to take a look, so how would you know if it was there or not?” Eastern Lai Li said, “The Thirty Second State is strange. What is impossible there?”
“That’s true.” Xuan Qiu Zhi replied. In the Thirty Second State, what was impossible?
“Wah wah- Wah wah-”