Qin Wushuang was shocked: "What do you want?"
That woman in imperial clothing said coldly: "You are so good at talking, so intelligent, how come you don't know what I am going to do? You want to bewitch Shui Ruolan, did you think that you can make her infatuated and fall head over heels for you with a few words? Then let's try to see how long it would take for her to forget you."
Qin Wushuang said angrily: "If all the ladies in the world show affection to an interested party, then all the men in the world will suffer. I only met Shui Ruolan by chance, our relationship platonic, only you had given rise to so many strange things."
"Platonic?" That mature woman dressed in imperial clothing seemed to have heard the funniest joke of the world, "The pretty aspect you had mentioned, platonic, if we did not make it here, I am afraid you would have tricked Ruolan into bed tonight! By killing all people of the village, and finding two useless bandits to put on a show. It's rare to see someone as shameful as you pretending to be a hero, a young man tricking a girl."
Instantly, a wave of vigilance surged in Qin Wushuang's heart. This mature woman had spoken these words for she intended to make the move with this excuse.
If you wanted to condemn someone, why worry about the pretext?
Without a question, this mature woman must be planning to murder him and prevent him speaking of what happened here. With this thought, Qin Wushuang raised his hand and immediately summoned the Hegemon Breaking Spear into his hand.
Entering battle readiness, he looked at this group of girls with caution. Although he could not perceive the true strength of this mature woman, from their temperament, they should not be weaker than Qin Wushuang.
Seeing Qin Wushuang's stance, that mature woman seemed to have seen the funniest thing in the world: "Do you see? This is the shameful performance of a stupid man. Each of you watch closely. If you guys want to train well in your lifetime, you must never interact with stupid men. Now, I will let you see how shameful men acts in their moments of despair."
As she spoke, the mocking curl on the corner of that mature woman's mouth became even more pronounced. She raised her right hand slightly and slashed with the tip of a finger. This slash appeared ordinary and unremarkable.
However, the light movement of her one finger seemed to have locked down the entire space. Instantly, Qin Wushuang felt all surrounding airflow squeezing his entire body.
Immediately, the airwave of this calm sky started rolling and growling like boiling oil.
"Kneel…"That mature woman said indifferently. She hooked her finger and a wave of resplendent earthen yellow light appeared. Next, a wave of tremendous pressure bound Qin Wushuang's legs firmly as if a wave of invisible power was crushing his lower legs, and made him unable to stand properly. Both knees curved uncontrollably.
Frightened stiff, never in his dream did Qin Wushuang think that this mature woman would only need to move one finger to leave him powerless. Like those fish and meat on the chopping board, he would get trampled on.
"Do you see? This is a man, petty and low like the mole cricket and ants. I made him kneel, and he must do it. He must obey everything I tell him."
This mature woman seemed to hold an eternal grudge with men, for there were a sense of thrill for torturing people in her tone. Again, she hooked her finger to increase the density of the surrounding airflow. The airflow squeezed Qin Wushuang's bones and muscles of his entire body causing them to deform as his bones groaned.
This was an almost a form of inhumane torment. Clearly, Qin Wushuang was bearing the torture that had come from purgatory.
However, his head was extremely clear. He knew that this woman was torturing him deliberately as she intended to bring him down into this shameful position. She would make him give in and kill him in one move.
At this moment, despite knowing that his strength was far from matching this woman's, Qin Wushuang did not give in. He only gritted his teeth and did not utter a sound.
Even if his knees were to collapse, even if his entire body bore the pain of disintegration inch by inch, he would not utter a sound or cry out.
He knew that the more he cried out in pain and begged, the more he would satisfy this woman's psychotic desire. Thus, Qin Wushuang was determined that even if he died under this torture, he would not utter a sound.
Apparently, that woman in imperial clothing did not expect that Qin Wushuang's character was this tough. If it were any other ordinary people, even for a strong one at the Perfect Void Martial Stage, they would cry and beg for mercy under the tremendous torture.
However, this young man had embraced it. Yet, the more Qin Wushuang acted this way, the angrier she became. It was because Qin Wushuang's unyielding character had offended her pride. It made her look like a joke after having boasted to her disciples.
"I would like to see how long can you hold on!" Now, that mature woman in imperial clothing appeared drastically different than her earlier poised appearance. Like a mad woman, she scowled with a pair of cold eyes while gnashing her teeth.
"Pah!" Pesized beads of sweat dripped from Qin Wushuang's forehead as he swore under the stress, "You irreverent, mad, and perverted woman, if I surrender to you, I will not be a strong man."
"A good man? Ha ha ha…" That woman laughed crazily, "What kind of strong man are you? If you are, then resist. Under my hands, you are like a dead dog and cannot even struggle, what kind of strong man are you?"
Qin Wushuang swore: "Old pig-dog, my strength is far less than yours, old devil. You can defeat me through violence, but do not think about making me submit. There is no way you can make me beg for mercy!"
Before Qin Wushuang had finished speaking, that woman hooked her fingers a few times. Instantly, Qin Wushuang's face became distorted as his two eyeballs seemed to pop out from their sockets.
At the same time, at an uncalculated faraway land, a scholar dressed as a travelling skill worker suddenly withdrew his smile and pinched his fingers to calculate. Suddenly, he frowned: "Our little friend seems to be in some trouble."
Abruptly, this scholar stopped his footsteps to poke, and draw a few times on his signboard. In the void, a wave of invisible airwave slowly dispelled.
"Ha ha, the development of this little guy seemed to have progressed faster than I expected. Bowl Valley? Isn't that nearby the Tortoise King Mountain, ha ha ha ha."
After finishing these subtle movements, this scholar restored his leisurely expression. He dragged his footsteps and walked forward slowly. From time to time, he gave a shout while one could hear his voice trailing long after: "Know everything in heaven above and the earth below, know geography as well as astronomy. Fortune-telling and reading your facial features, free of charge…"
This languid voice and dubious slogan made one feel that this was the most ordinary travelling skill worker, who would trick people's money through fortune telling.
After this scholar had finished this sequence of movements, deep inside the Illusive Heavenly Lake, one of the five Forbidden Spiritual Zones in the Tian Xuan Land, inside a paradise like palace, a Dao warrior suddenly opened his eyes from his bed. He unfold his palm and called an invisible congealed sound transmission.
"Old friend, among your subordinates, one of them is making trouble at the Xuan Yuan Mound Bowl Valley. Have her stop before going too far." If Qin Wushuang had heard this voice, he would be extremely surprised. Apparently, this voice was that travelling fortune-teller, Li Buyi, who had gotten involved with him several times.
This Dao warrior on the cloud bed pinched his fingers and waved his hands to make an image appear in the air. Opening his discerning eyes, the images travelled at a rapid speed. In less than a moment's breath, the image had directly travelled to the Xuan Yuan Mound Bowl Valley.
He had taken in the scene of this woman in imperial clothing torturing Qin Wushuang at once.
This person on the cloud-like bed frowned slightly: "Why did she run to the Xuan Yuan Mound?"
Immediately, he did not delay and swung his arm to sweep away the image. At the same time, he kept making hand gestures and kept mumbling in his mouth to form a few sound transmissions. After forming this magical sound transmission, he waved his hand and sent it out.
Regardless of Li Buyi, or this Dao warrior on the bed, the magical skill they had performed were unimaginable at Qin Wushuang's level.
Only those expert would know that this was a Divine Dao skill. Inside the Tian Xuan Land, when one perform this divine skill, they could use their divine soul power to transmit the message instantly.
The Divine Dao power was this outrageous. This was the reality.
At the Bowl Valley, apparently that woman in imperial clothing was still enjoying the thrill of torturing Qin Wushuang. However, the girls standing next to her felt extremely strange when they saw Qin Wushuang's toughness. Vividly, those girls who felt annoyed at Qin Wushuang from earlier slowly started to sympathize with him.
After all, although this person had spoken out a few times, his crime was not severe enough for him to die.
Only, they knew clearly that they did not hold any right of speech when their teacher wanted to punish someone.
"Speak, do you yield or not?" That woman in imperial clothing laughed coldly at ease.
"Never to you, devilish person." Although Qin Wushuang was weak and without strength, he still did not yield.
The color on that woman in imperial clothing changed as she no longer had any patience. She turned around to speak to that girl in black clothing: "Little Can, come kill him."
Trembling with fear, although that girl in black clothing was unwilling, she did not dare to resist. She walked before Qin Wushuang with hesitation.
Looking disdainfully out of the corner of his eyes, Qin Wushuang watched this crowd of girls with full disdain.
"Kill him!" That woman in imperial clothing shrieked viciously.
"Yes…" That Little Can in the black clothing shivered.
At this moment, that woman in imperial clothes entire body quivered as a wave of divine perception penetrated to her soul, "Miaoyun, what are you doing? Are you not stopping?"
"It's you…" When that mature woman heard this voice and its' stern lecture, she was frightened stiff as she shouted: "Stop!"
Although that woman in imperial clothing possessed great means of power, it seemed clearly that she did not have any courage to resist before this voice. Hearing the strict voice, vividly, she felt something was wrong.
"Hurry and let him go, get back to the Illusive Heavenly Lake!" That voice continued to berate and almost sounded brusque.
That woman in imperial clothing immediately took out a piece of jade plate and drew on that. Then, she sent her voice: "Yes, the imperial decree has been received."
Immediately, she swung her arm and released all the restriction. Next, she beckoned her hand to bring her group of disciples, along with Shui Ruolan, onto the five colored mythical bird card to disappear without a trace. She didn't even have the courage to linger any longer.
Of course, in a bewildered state, Qin Wushuang had no clue what had happened. He only slowly woke up after that woman in imperial clothing had departed. Looking around, they had left without a trace. Only Shui Ruolan's empty thatched house appeared extremely lonely when dusk arrived.
Qin Wushuang knew that Shui Ruolan must have been taken away by that woman. From this point, this Bowl Valley would no longer possess its serene beauty, no more would it be a secluded utopia, it would become an eternal dead land…
Feeling disappointed and frustrated, Qin Wushuang's head was dizzy. Yet, he remembered clearly the appearance and expression of that woman in imperial clothing. This was a section of hatred, a shame for Qin Wushuang would never forget!
After walking out of the valley, Qin Wushuang finally found the right path after some exploration and by referring to the map. He planned to head back towards the Crest Mountain.