Translated by NightShade
Edited by Freeze
Chapter 33 : Meeting At The Hotspring
At night, in the Inferior courtyard, a young girl flipped her hands over and an invisible flow of air seemed to appear around her, enveloping her entire body.
Yuan Ming's arrogant voice was full of surprise, "Woman, I didn't expect you to also be a Manipulation Martial Cultivator!"
"Manipulation Martial Cultivator？" Helian Wei Wei lifted one of her eyebrow. In her memories, cultivators were only separated in different ranks: gold, wood, water, fire and earth. The higher the rank is, the deeper the colour of the Qi would be.
(E/N : The relation between gold, wood, water, fire and earth is very complex. They support each other but can also destroy each other. For example, gold is a metal. It can be melted by fire, which can be put out with water. Dirt can absorb water and the trees can entrap dirt with their roots. )
This was her first time hearing about a Manipulation Martial Cultivator.
Yuan Ming looked at her, his mouth forming a half smile. "Normally, the Qi's element and colour decides how high the cultivator's talent is, the lighter the colour, the lower the person's capability. However!" At this point, he halted a moment, his lips curving into a diabolic smile. "Manipulation type cultivators are the only exception! Not only are they not among the five elements, but the Qi they produce don't have any colour. Yet they can control all five elements, be it in physical form or invisible form, they're the cultivators with most offensive power!"
"Sounds good." Helian Wei Wei casually threw a strawberry in her mouth, conveniently taking a wooden basket with her.
When Yuan Ming saw how calm she was, the corner of his mouth couldn't help but twitch. Does this woman really know what her innate skills mean? She was basically wasting her talent!
It wasn't that Helian Wei Wei didn't care, it was just the fact that her whole body was too sticky, making her ache for a shower. Before she went into the hot spring and to prevent seeing again something she shouldn't see, she had knocked and looked around, thinking that the rest of the people were probably busy cultivating Qi, no one should come here. After that she undressed, stepped into the clear spring and let the spring water reach her neck. Helian Wei Wei didn't move, as if she had fallen asleep as her black silky hair spread around her porcelain back, creating a different kind of beauty.
At that moment, a gust of cold wind blew over her.
Someone was here!
Helian Wei Wei snapped open her eyes and, her hands on the edge and with a blink, jumped out of the wooden tub. The white robe that laid on the side flew up and Helian Wei Wei flipped her body as her hands and feet found the perfect timing and place to wear the clothing. Her left hand reached out of the robe and caught the waist band, securing it beautifully. All her movements were like water flowing and clouds moving, fast and fluid, vigorous and nimble as the water from her hair dripped everywhere.
Right after, a silhouette slowly appeared among the mist.
That person was cold and proud, independent and standing tall, so pure not a fleck of dust was seen on him.
One of his hand was holding an old scroll as he stood near the edge of a pond as if overlooking all things. The black embroidery on his left shoulder travelling onto his arm made his muscle seem like cut out of a jade, the image so beautiful it could shame the Heavens.
Who could it possibly be other than Baili Jia Jue.
Suddenly, the world spinned and during the split second when she stretched her hand out, Baili Jia Jue pinned her against the stone wall…
Abruptly, the man's simple and elegant scent entered her nose. It wasn't heavy nor dusty, nor was it the orchid scent from the bathing area. It lingered around her, rather serious and unadorned….
He put his long arms on both of her sides as his dark as night hair brushed softly and cooly against her cheeks, obstructing the already dim light.
"What are you doing?" Helian Wei Wei hadn't thought that he would do this as she raised her slender eyebrows. Wasn't their conflict already settled ?
Baili Jia Jue simply stared at her, his gaze passing over every inch from her wet hair to her neck to her collarbone as his eyes deepened.
"I told you before that I would give you other 'services'." The man's voice was husky, his pair of eyes so deep they could make people fall inside as his warm breath tickled her slim and scorching hot neck, bringing forth feelings of numbness and itchiness. "Since you have already paid me, I have to do as I said, or those twenty taels wouldn't be worth it." His tone was clear, his devilish smile made people resort to demagogy.
Stunned, Helian Wei Wei grabbed like lightening Baili Jia Jue's wrist, gently pushing him away as she smiled, "The things that happened that day were an accident, paying you was the right thing to do so you don't have to do anything more. Just keep your distance and we'll be good."
Hearing 'keep your distance' those words, Baili Jia Jue smiled. His smile however didn't reach his eyes as those amber pupils emitted an icy gleam.
Helian Wei Wei didn't spare him another glance as she directly walked out of the bamboo house so there wouldn't be any rumors again.
Actually she didn't mind it but she didn't want to involve other people.
Considering the fact that ancient times value one's reputation, these people who spent so much energy and money to enter the school would only have two goals. One would be to become famous. Two would be to associate with formidable people.
Among them, how many young girls had come their mind fixated on the idea of flying up the tree and becoming a phoenix. Who was close to who, who they couldn't afford to offend, who they should flatter, they all knew very well in their heart.
Therefore, she had a feeling that the group with Helian Jiao Er wouldn't easily let go of her….
The night behind the window got darker and darker, as deep as splashed ink.
Baili Jia Jue still stood inside the bamboo house, his emotions raging within his pair of eyes, as if an icy chill was brewing inside.
He leisurely settled his hand on the previous wall, even though it was a very casual move, but when he did it, a dangerous aura seemed to sip out…
That was the scene that Nangon Lie saw when he came in. He smiled evilly and shook his head, "tsk, tsk…… This is probably the first time a woman has resisted your charms, looks like our little kitten's not actually yearning for your highness."
Baili Jia Jue's slender forefinger lazily played with his thumb ring as he glanced at Nangong Lie, seeming elegant but a sense of alienation rippled within, hard to approach yet very fascinating.
Seeing that he wasn't showing any reaction, Nangon Lie got more brave and continued to talk. "That's why everybody's saying Helian family's eldest daughter is infatuated with Murong family's young master. I believe it is probably like this, or she wouldn't…"
He wasn't able to finish his sentence as Baili Jia Jue's glare shocked him senseless.
Those eyes bearing a devilish glare, icily staring at himself and approaching with each step made him think about a dangerous viper and made him unable to utter anything more.
Along with the sound of 'pacha', Baili Jia Jue's youthful and strong figure slowly and calmly walked out, becoming a creature of the night.
Nangong Lie stood bewildered, looking at the fragments of the thumb ring on the ground, his mouth wide agape he couldn't move at all.
He…… Was he angry just now?