Chapter 1861: She was the only one who saw it
Sima You Yue had waited a day before Mo Zhi finally agreed to take her to the riverside.
“There are many underworld beasts in the water so you mustn’t get too close.” Mo Zhi said.
“I know.” Sima You Yue nodded solemnly, she muttered in her heart that he already had the potential of a nagging aunt.
The three of them went to the riverside, but before they had stepped into the water, they heard a commotion from the campsite in the distance.
“What’s the matter?” Sima You Yue asked and looked in that direction.
“It looks like something has happened.” Mo Zhi replied.
Sima You Yue contacted her scarlet bees and upon hearing the news the scarlet bees had delivered, she said solemnly: “It seems we will not be able to leave the campsite today.”
“Let’s go over and see what’s happened.” Mo Zhi said.
“No need to go.” Sima You Yue held him back, “They’ve just found another person missing.”
“One more person?” Mo Zhi frowned, “We didn’t see any movement just now.”
“Maybe we didn’t notice it. I didn’t expect that thing to capture someone today.” Sima You Yue said, “We are not far from those people, I think the Mo Clan might be next.”
“Let’s go back and take a look.” Mo Zhi was the Young Master of the clan and the safety of his clan was his priority.
“Yes.” Sima You Yue knew that they wouldn’t be able to leave when she received the news, and followed them back obediently.
When Mo Zhan saw that Mo Zhi and the others had returned, he hurried forward: “Young Master, things are even more serious now. There are three people missing this time.”
“Did no one realise that three people were missing?”
Mo Zhan shook his head, the other party was too stealthy!
“Mo Zhan, go and do a headcount and see if anyone is missing.” Mo Zhi ordered.
Sima You Yue stood behind him and noticed that something was not quite right behind the Mo Clan.
“Be careful!” She condensed her spiritual energy and struck the person behind the crowd of people.
The man was stunned at first, but he still avoided the attack subconsciously. However, her spiritual energy didn’t dissipate, but disappeared bizarrely.
“You Yue, what’s the matter?” Mo Zhi and the others hadn’t noticed any unusual movement, but when they saw Sima You Yue’s move disappear like that, they knew it was not normal.
“I saw a faint shadow behind them.” Sima You Yue pointed in the direction she had launched her attack at.
“But we didn’t see any shadows!” The others looked at the place suspiciously and didn’t see anything out of the ordinary.
“The shadow was transparent so you can’t see it.” Sima You Yue said.
“Then how did you notice it?” Mo Zhan asked.
“I saw it!” Sima You Yue said, “Although it was very faint, I could still see it.”
“You, you saw it?” Everyone looked at her suspiciously, “If we can’t see it, how can you see it?”
“I just saw it!” Sima You Yue didn’t know why, “Maybe my eyes are different from others.”
Eyes are different?
Everyone stared at her, they couldn’t see any difference!
Mo Zhi also stared at her, but he retracted his gaze quickly and turned to look at the place she had pointed at: “Then where is the shadow now?”
“It ran into the river.” Sima You Yue said.
“Something from the river?”
“Probably.” Sima You Yue said, “I’m not sure what it is, I just saw it drifting over there some distance away above the surface of the water.”
“Did you see what it was?” Mo Zhi asked.
Sima You Yue shook her head: “It was just a fuzzy shadow.”
“It seems that all the missing people were captured by that shadow.” Mo Zhan said.
“They weren’t captured, they were eaten.” Sima You Yue said, “The shadow I saw looked like it wanted to swallow him whole.”
“Yes, I think the shadow I saw was eating people.” Sima You Yue said, “Those people who have disappeared would no doubt have been eaten.”
The people of the Mo Clan were unable to digest this news. Most clansmen didn’t carry their Life Jade on them, so when these people had disappeared, they wouldn’t have known that they had died. If those people had only disappeared, at least there was a chance that they would return. Now that she had said this, she had smashed their hopes.
“I don’t know if that thing will come back later after being knocked by you!” The Mo Clan people felt a little frustrated at the thought of an invisible thing spying on them.
The atmosphere fell silent suddenly.
“Since that thing has been chased away, it shouldn’t come back anytime soon. We will find out what it is. During this time, everyone should remain careful and try not to act alone.” Mo Zhi comforted everyone, then he said to Sima You Yue: “You Yue, come here.”
Sima You Yue and Huan followed him and left the campsite.
“You Yue, how were you able to see that shadow?” Mo Zhi asked, “Don’t tell me that your eyes are special, you don’t even believe that.”
“He he, didn’t your Ancestor tell you?” Sima You Yue smiled, “I think I can see it because…of my Soul Body.”
“You are a Soul Body?” Mo Zhi was shocked by the news and said in disbelief: “You are really a Soul Body? Then in the Human Realm…”
“I was originally dead.” Sima You Yue said, “But it seems that someone in the Human Realm saved my body and held on to my life, that’s why I didn’t lose my memory.”
“This… you…” Mo Zhi looked at her, “Are you really a Soul Body?
Sima You Yue nodded.
“Then how did you…” He recalled when he had first met her that her strength was very low, how was she able to conceal her entity?
“Condensing? This was condensed for me by someone else.” Sima You Yue said indifferently.
“Since you saw it with your Soul Body, then could that thing also be an underworld beast with a Soul Body? From the River of Oblivion?” Mo Zhi guessed.
“I don’t know.” Sima You Yue said, “I don’t have much knowledge about underworld beasts in the river.”
“This was a Vapour Beast living at the juncture where the River of Oblivion and the Nirvana River met. Living alone, it can become invisible, and it can also transform into any form. Its strength is not considered very powerful. After it is injured, it bears strong grudges. It takes three to five days for it to recover, so it won’t cause any trouble for the time being.” Huan said quietly.
“Oh? Huan, how do you know so much about this kind of underworld beast?” Sima You Yue asked.
“I just know a little.” Huan replied. He wouldn’t tell them that it was the news he received when he contacted Black Shadow earlier.
Black Shadow had lived here for many years, so he knew everything about the situation here. If there was anything they wanted to know, he could just ask him.
“So that means the next three to five days will be safe.” Sima You Yue said, “Let’s take this opportunity to find a way to resolve this matter!”