Chapter 56: “Sound Stone”
Sima You Yue thought for a bit and said, "We definitely have to get them to be the ones to confess this. I remember that the school has a rule that prevents students from harming one another. If we let others know that they injured me based on a personal grudge, they would get expelled by the school. As long as they are no longer students of our school, thinking of how to deal with them will become my own issue."
"Wanting them to confess might not be an easy thing. Even if they were to confess in front of you, if they were to turn around and lie, we would not be able to do anything." Fatty Qu said.
"Sigh, if only we had a voice recorder." Sima You Yue thought of the voice recorders she had in her previous life. If only she had something like that, it would be so much more convenient.
"Voice recorder? What's that?"
"It's something that can record down voices.. Something like, uhm, a weapon." Sima You Yue explained, "If only we were able to record the voice inside then play it out to listen again later."
"You can try a Sound Stone." Ouyang Fei's voice came in front outside the door.
"Ouyang Fei, you've also come. Come in and take a seat." Fatty Qu smiled and greeted.
Ouyang Fei looked over at Fatty Qu but he didn't go in, saying, "I just happened to listen as I walked past. You can use a Sound Stone for something like this."
He left the moment he finished speaking.
"That's right, how could I forget about the Sound Stone." Wei Zi Qi slapped his own head and said.
"What's a Sound Stone?" Sima You Yue asked.
"A Sound Stone is similar to the voice recorder you talked about just now. As long as you record down the voice, you just need to pour in some spiritual power inside to release the voice from inside again." Wei Zi Qi explained.
"Really? Then do you have a Sound Stone?" Sima You Yue asked.
"Sound Stones are really expensive, how would we possess one?" Wei Zi Qi said.
Sima You Yue glanced at Fatty Qu but he also shook his head. "But you can head over to the Xuan Yuan Pavilion, maybe there will be one inside."
"Oh right, I'll go and take a look over there. If they don't have one, then we will have to think of something else." Sima You Yue turned around to leave once she finished speaking.
"Let's go together then. Anyway, I have nothing else to do." Fatty Qu said.
"Yup, I'm also done with my homework." Wei Zi Qi said.
"Let's go together then." Sima You Yue smiled.
As such, the three of them left together.
Bei Going Tang opened the door just as they were leaving. Looking at the direction of the main door, she touched the interspatial ring on her hand.
The Xuan Yuan Pavilion was the Capital's largest shop. It sold things like Spirit tools, Spirit Beasts and medicine. If you said that the Xuan Yuan Pavilion did not have something, you definitely would not be able to find it anywhere else.
When Sima You Yue's three man gang entered, the assistant passionately came up to them.
"Well, if it isn't the Fifth Young Master, it's been such a long time since I've seen you. What would Fifth Young Master be looking to buy today?"
Sima You Yue's disappearance from school was an incident that was known throughout the capital. Seeing Sima You Yue here today, every single person was filled with surprise.
It was not Sima You Yue's first time here. In the past, for the sake of looking for things that Murong An liked, she would come here often.
She glanced at the area for miscellaneous goods, saying, "I want a Sound Stone."
"Sound Stone?" The assistant never thought that Sima You Yue would actually want that and gave a start before apologising, "Fifth Young Master, our shop currently does not have a Sound Stone."
"It doesn't?" Fatty Qu said, "This is the capital's largest shop but you actually don't have a single one?"
The assistant smiled, saying, "You're right in saying that this is the capital's largest shop, but a Sound Stone is really hard to find. A few hundred years may pass before one appears. You know what they say, the best housewife can't cook without rice; if it doesn't exist, then of course we won't be able to have it."
"But didn't I hear that a Sound Stone appeared? It seemed to have been a piece of news that was spread from this place." Fatty Qu's news could be said to be efficiently fast.
"We indeed had one two months ago, but it has already been sold a month ago." The assistant said.
"Who bought it?"
"Nalan Clan." The assistant replied.
Sima You Yue and Fatty Qu looked at each other. If this Sound Stone had been bought by others, just looking at Sima You Yue's status and identity, it was still possible for her to buy it from them. However, if it had been bought by someone of the Nalan Clan, wanting to buy it over was practically impossible.
The three of them could only return without a Sound Stone.
"You Yue, it doesn’t matter. If we don't have a Sound Stone then we can just think of something else." Fatty Qu consoled.
"Yeah, it's not like other methods are impossible. They're just really difficult. If we had a Sound Stone, we could just effortlessly chase them out of school." Sima You Yue mused.
"Why don't I send a letter back to my family to see if they can help us look around?" Wei Zi Qi asked.
"No need, it would be best if we could get that Sound Stone today. After a few days, finding it would also be useless." Sima You Yue said.
"Why do you need it to be today?" Fatty Qu couldn't understand.
"Because tonight, He Qiu Zhi will be going to look for that person." Sima You Yue explained. Looking at the disappointments on Fatty Qu and Wei Zi Qi's faces, she smiled, "It's okay, although tonight was the best opportunity, and we have some regrets of letting it pass, we still have other methods, right? The two of you, don't look so downcast."
"Yup, if you need anything you have to tell us directly." Fatty Qu said.
"Okay, I will."
Bei Gong Tang's door opened and she appeared outside the door. She looked at the three people in the courtyard and threw something towards Sima You Yue before saying indifferently, "I'm hungry. Are you cooking tonight? If you're not cooking then I will go to the canteen."
Sima You Yue caught the thing that Bei Gong Tang had thrown to her and realised it was a small piece of stone. She saw that it was nothing special, apart from having some purple veins on the surface.
"What is this?" She asked as she noticed that the stone was rather pretty and felt nice in her hand.
"A Sound Stone?!" Wei Zi Qi shouted in surprise when he saw the stone.
"This is a Sound Stone?" Sima You Yue looked at Bei Gong Tang. How come she would have something like this?
When they were on the road back, Little Roar was despising how this world didn't have a single thing. In the place where she lived in her past life, this kind of stone was something that was thrown at the side of the road that people wouldn't even bother to pick up. But now, this entire country did not even possess one. It was too poor, too poor!
Although Sima You Yue did not know which world Little Roar was referring to, she knew that this world had other places and these places were much more superior than where she was currently.
"Yup, in the past I happened to pick it up." Bei Gong Tang explained simply, "You haven't told me whether or not you're going to cook."
Sima You Yue smiled widely and nodded, saying, "I am. It's still early right now so they shouldn't be moving yet, let's eat our fill before taking action."
After saying this, she threw the Sound Stone into her interspatial ring and headed into the kitchen. Because she had gotten used to it when she was living on Pu Luo Mountain Range, she was accustomed to leaving things inside her interspatial ring, forgetting that in the eyes of the others, she was someone who was unable to cultivate and was actually supposed to be unable to use this interspatial ring.
Wei Zi Qi and Fatty Qu heard that there were good things to eat and left with Sima You Yue without realising that she could already cultivate.
Bei Gong Tang looked at Sima You Yue thoughtfully but she didn't say a word. She turned and entered the house, waiting for Sima You Yue to call her out to eat.
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