Published at 19th of November 2020 09:36:01 PM
She continued until she became sick of it . “It’s quite late now . Time to sleep!” She pulled out a huge cat’s basket that was filled with a thick layer of crane down . She curled up inside it comfortably .
Li Qingshan said, “It’s still daytime!”
Xuanyue waved her hand and extinguished the pearl . “Daytime is for sleeping . We’ll set off at night . ”
Li Qingshan looked at her sleeping figure . Her long lashes layered upon one another, and her delicate nose was slightly raised from her face . Her lips were closed . Curled up, she seemed even smaller and more petite, lacking her usual rudeness and capriciousness . She seemed so delicate, rousing an urge to protect her .
He shook his head violently . Now was not the time to appreciate beauty . She was not someone who needed his protection, nor was she someone he could pursue . From a certain perspective, she could even be regarded as an enemy . How could he be captivated by her? He needed to raise his guard!
Li Qingshan let out a sigh of relief and made eye contact with Xiao An . He felt that everything he went through today was far too weird . He glanced at the girl in the cat’s basket before making his way over to a corner of the cave to meditate, continuing his cultivation of the Spirit Turtle’s Method of Sea Suppression . Xiao An also sat down beside him to meditate .
Xuanyue tossed and turned in the basket and said suddenly, “Big Blacko, sing me a song . ”
“I don’t know how to!” Li Qingshan replied firmly .
“Then what’s the point of keeping you around!?” Xuanyue opened her eyes .
“Then let me go!”
“Forget it, I’ll teach you . ”
Li Qingshan facepalmed, but before he could reply, Xuanyue began singing all by herself . “Little kitty, good kitty, go to sleep…”
The gentle singing filled the cave . Although it was extremely pleasant, Li Qingshan curled his lips . This was clearly a lullaby to coax children, so he thought the Dark Queen was probably some cat lover who treated a cat as her child . However, when she sang it, it was extremely beautiful, with a gentle, soothing feeling .
When Xiao An heard it, the blood-red flames in his eye sockets pulsed as his heart surged . Yet, there just seemed to be something blocking him, preventing him from understanding where this feeling came from .
“I’m done singing! It’s your turn!”
“It’s so simple, yet you can’t remeowmber it?”
Li Qingshan said, “I’m a country bumpkin of a daemon . I’m dumb and stupid, so of course I won’t understand . I can’t remember anything . ”
Xuanyue sang it again with no other choice, but it was just the same as before . Li Qingshan still could not remember it . Xuanyue wanted to throw a tantrum, but after a moment of inspiration, she held a spiritual pill with her two fingers and smiled . “If you sing, there’ll be spiritual pills to eat!”
“Little kitty, good kitty, go to sleep!” Li Qingshan immediately sang at the top of his lungs . Why wouldn’t he sing if there were benefits? He was just selling his artistic talent, not his body . Just like what the great leader had said before, the workers were the most glorious . However, his voice was deep, heavy, and hoarse, like resonating metal . Coupled with how he was singing at the top of his lungs, the lullaby ended up sounding like rock-and-roll .
“Stop singing! You’re so noisy!” Xuanyue tossed the spiritual pill into Li Qingshan’s mouth .
Li Qingshan sniggered . He swallowed the pill and continued to meditate and practise . He did not know the name of the pill, but every single one of them felt like they were able to remould his body completely . The effects were unbelievable . To ordinary people or even cultivators, these pills were probably extremely rare treasures . Now that he could get them from just yelling at the top of his lungs, it was basically a once-in-lifetime opportunity .
Xuanyue lost all interest in sleeping from the ruckus he made . She asked curiously, “Just what is up with your appearance? Let me guess . Your meowther was a tiger and your father was an ox?”
Li Qingshan did not answer . It just sounded like cursing him no matter how he tried to interpret it, but thinking about it, she was an animal as well, so he endured it .
“Then your father is the tiger and your meowther is the ox?”
Li Qingshan reluctantly answered with a ‘yep’ .
Xuanyue said, “It’s just like what I said . It’s no wonder you can transform when you’re so weak . So your parents are both daemons as well . They should be rather powerful daemons too . Oh right, where did they go?”
Li Qingshan answered calmly, “They’re dead . ” However, he was thinking of the parents of his current life .
Xuanyue fell silent for a while . “I’m sorry . ” After another moment of silence, she said, “Me too . ”
Li Qingshan looked over in surprise . Xuanyue said, “Sleep!” With that, she turned her back to him and no longer spoke .
Li Qingshan sighed gently and suddenly began singing softly, “Little kitty, good kitty, go to sleep…”
Xuanyue’s cat ears perked up, and Xiao An listened quietly as well . For that moment, there were no other sounds in the cave .
Over fifty kilometers away, an old man with a sword on his back descended from the sky, landing on the Dragon’s Gate mountain . He looked at the ruins and frowned .
His peppered hair was tied up into a bun, and he possessed a neatly-trimmed beard . He had a pair of shining eyes, but their brilliance was hidden away, concealing his vitality .
His appearance was actually rather similar to the Soaring Dragon Swordsman consecrated in the Dragon’s Gate sect, but he had stopped being the penniless swordsman of the jianghu a long time ago . Instead, he was the Soaring Dragon Elder of the Sword Collection palace .
He closed his eyes to sense the surroundings, and his frown grew deeper . The Peachwood Prayer Sword he left behind had actually failed to kill the enemy?
The Peachwood Prayer Sword was a secret technique of the Sword Collection sect . It required a peachwood sword to be offered incense and candles constantly, without missing a single day . Over days and years, it would gather a tremendous amount of power of thoughts and belief . It would be unstoppable once used .
The Soaring Dragon Elder decided to put this matter aside for now . The Dragon’s Gate sect was only a legacy he had left behind out of pure coincidence when he roamed the world of mortals back then . In the blink of an eye, a century had passed already, and he did not care too much about it either . He could just deal with the important matters first and then find that person and end his life with a stroke of his sword .
Just when he was about to set off, his eyes suddenly narrowed . He gazed over swiftly and saw a white figure descend from the sky .
Gu Yanying smiled . “Soaring Dragon Elder, long time no see . ” However, she was not smiling inside at all . The Sword Collection palace had actually sent out a Golden Core elder . The matter truly was a little troublesome . The two queens of the Green province, the Dark Queen and the Light Queen, had become complete enemies now, and the Light Queen originated from the Sword Collection palace . Whenever they would get the opportunity, they would never let the other have it easy .
The Soaring Dragon Elder said, “So it’s commander Gu . Why have you come to such a remote place?” He was also wary . Out of the various White Hawk commanders of the Green province, she was the most difficult to deal with, and she had a close friendship with that ghost woman, the Dark Queen . However, her backing just happened to be powerful as well, so he could not afford to simply fall out with her .
Gu Yanying said, “I’ve come to handle a small matter under the Dark Queen’s request, but I never thought I’d come across the Soaring Dragon Elder . I’d like to invite you to a drink . ” She made up her mind with a single thought . As long as she could keep this old man busy, she would just let that cat escape to the Dragon province . Over all these years, the cat had already made more than enough trouble for her . She really did not want to see her again .