Chapter 344 – Fright on board (3)
Beichen Ying expressed that he clearly understood her words, and very kindheartedly thoroughly explained it once for her: “The body of an Amethyst Thorned fish contains rich spirit power. The spirit power from one Amethyst Thorned fish has the same amount of spirit power as one piece of green-colored crystal stone. As a result, everyone on the continent wants to catch an Amethyst Thorned fish.”
Beichen Ying paused for a moment, then continued to explain: “However, the Amethyst Thorned fish is very clever and rarely can be seen normally. Only on the night of July 15th would they gather around the periphery of the Amethyst Thorned Island on the East Sea. Thus, if you want to capture an Amethyst Thorned fish, this opportunity only comes once a year.”
No wonder initially, when she and Nangong Liuyun had arrived, Anye Ming had said that sentence in complaint. So as it turned out, today’s mission was to capture some Amethyst Thorned fishes.
“Why would it only happen on the day of July 15th?” Su Luo clearly did not understand. Was July 15th a very special day?
“Nobody knows the answer to this mystery. If people know, then very likely no one needs to wait for this day every year.” Beichen Ying told it as it is.
“Will there be a lot of people going?” Su Luo curiously asked.
One Amethyst Thorned fish was equivalent to the spirit power in a green-colored crystal stone.
A green-colored crystal stone on the continent was quite rare. The market price was five thousand gold coins. Then, this once a year gathering to catch fish ought to be very lively and bustling with excitement, right?
“No, the number of people would unlikely be many.” Beichen Ying explained, “It’s because not just everyone can travel across the areas of water filled with waterspouts to reach the Amethyst Thorned Island. There are only a few luxurious yachts in the entire Eastern Ling empire that can cross the waterspouts.”
Waterspouts? Su Luo was just about to ask, but saw Nangong Liuyun suddenly open his phoenix eyes. A cold ray of light flashed through his eyes. Suddenly, he reached out his hand and with one swoop, he immediately scooped Su Luo into his embrace.
“You——” Su Luo hadn’t finished speaking when she felt a severe jolt come from the hull of the ship.
Su Luo was unable to stand stably, all of a sudden, she bumped into Nangong Liuyun’s extremely strong chest. Her nose was extremely sore from knocking into him, that blood almost flowed from her nose.
Su Luo was still considered to be one of the lucky ones. On the side, those oriole- and swallow-like women who were brought onboard by Beichen Ying, they were originally sitting on the chairs chatting, now, they were sent flying into mid-air by the violent hit on the boat.
When the yacht dropped with the force, they were all mercilessly thrown onto the deck. This fall nearly shattered all the bones in their bodies into pieces. They moaned unceasingly for a very long time; they weren’t able to crawl up.
However, it was still unfinished.
The yacht dropped down and very quickly, was lifted high up to float above, almost flying into mid-air. And once again, it heavily dropped onto the water’s surface, and it continuously looped in this cycle of motion. The deck was shaking so violently such that simply nobody could stand on it.
Those few oriole- and swallow-like women, whose bodies still hadn’t crawled up, were once again ruthlessly thrown up high and again fell to the deck. They just resembled some playthings that nature was toying with in the palm of its hand.
Between these powerful shakes, the yacht again become stable.
A heavy and imposing expression flashed through both Anye Ming and Lan Xuan’s face at this time. Both of them, with very quick steps, walked towards the front of the deck. Beichen Ying also followed after them. He walked a few steps and again turned sideways to look at Nangong Liuyun: “Is second older brother not coming?”
Nangong Liuyun calmly and composedly played with Su Luo’s hair, and leisurely said: “The two of them are more than sufficient.”
Beichen Ying forced a smile and rubbed his nose. He made a wry face towards Su Luo and happily took off towards the two people with a bounce.
It seemed to Su Luo, this president of the Mercenary Union was practically the big boy next door that never grew up.
Seeing that Beichen Ying had left, Su Luo turned her head around to ask curiously: “Is this here the areas of water with waterspouts?”
Nangong Liuyun was calm and unruffled in the midst of chaos as he tidied up her slightly disarrayed hair for her. There was a touch of a tenderness on his face, as he shallowly smiled and said: “This is merely the beginning and nothing more. Are you afraid?”
Chapter 345 – Fright on board (4)
Su Luo’s beautiful pupils roamed, while she lifted an eyebrow and smiled: “What’s to be afraid of? My swimming technique is pretty good, want to have a race with me?”
Nangong Liuyun’s intoxicating, fluid glance could move heartstrings. He spoilingly and indulgently rubbed her head: “Little crow’s beak (1), I hope what you said will not hit the mark.”
Could the implication be that this huge luxurious yacht could still sink?
Su Luo stuck out her tongue and poked her head out of Nangong Liuyun’s embrace to explore. She looked towards where Beichen Ying and them were, and somewhat curiously asked: “What are they doing?”
“Suppressing the waterspouts.” Nangong Liuyun led Su Luo along by the hand, his mood was extremely relaxed: “Do you want to go and have a look? These few guys normally live like princes, it’s rare for them to use their strength. We ought to have a good look, there are not many opportunities of this kind.”
The always terse, laconic and ‘silence is golden’ Nangong Liuyun would only say long sentences in front of Su Luo. Also, only she was worth him spending a lot of patience to come over to entice and coax her.
Since this was a rare opportunity, naturally, she would not miss it. Su Luo hurriedly nodded her head. She cast Nangong Liuyun’s hand aside and ran towards the place where Beichen Ying and them were located.
That place was at the bow of the ship, it could let her clearly see the situation on the sea surface up ahead.
Nangong Liuyun pampering and spoilingly followed behind her, at any time, he was prepared to protect her well. Yet, he completely disregarded the pile of women lying on the ground with almost all the bones in their bodies shattered into pieces.
Su Luo could clearly see, that ahead, for as far as the eye could see, there were huge whirlpools that appeared on the sea surface. They looked like the wide open, bloody maw of a beast of prey showing off their strength by casting sidelong glances at them.
In the distance, Su Luo saw a ship that was dodging left and right, but finally, it was still swept up by the waterspout. It disappeared completely in a flash, not leaving behind even a bit of a trace.
That ship was about fifty meters long. Although it wasn’t comparable to their current yacht, it also wasn’t considered that much smaller. However, with just the effort of the blink of an eye, it was engulfed completely. This made Su Luo unable to help but to start to be more serious and prudent.
“Afraid?” Nangong Liuyun calmly stood by her side, he reached out his hand to encircle her waist and fastened her to his chest.
Threads of silken hair which were black as ink and were like ribbons, poured down in torrents. A light breeze brushed past, bringing a burst of a good scent that was the sweet scent of jasper flowers. He looked at her deeply and enticingly, unblinkingly watching her. It appeared as if he was looking at the most precious treasure.
Su Luo looked at him, then turned her head again to look at the waterspouts that reached the sky.
The rolled-up waves on the sea surface were like hundreds of flowers, forcing the huge yacht to lean east, then almost fall to the west. The huge waves that hit the hull caused an earth-shattering water screen, sending out bursts of booms and rumbling sounds. They were surrounded by perils which almost couldn’t be avoided or fled from.
Those black waterspouts seemed to be terrifyingly sinister and murderous-looking.
In front of nature’s anger, at the time where the large waves covered the sky, mankind just seemed so insignificant.
Su Luo looked ahead, and indifferently said: “Not that frightening.” Because with him here, he wouldn’t let her have an accident.
Just at this moment, the originally steady hull of the yacht, all of a sudden, shuddered violently. Huge waves, one after another, again rushed over to attack. Those huge waves that covered the sky swirled the yacht up high and once again threw it down heavily.
With Nangong Liuyun acting as her shield, Su Luo nestled into his side, her body actually didn’t even move a little bit.
While those few women brought by Beichen Ying and them had long ago taken the rope the sailors tossed to them.
One end of the rope was tied to the hull of the yacht, while the other was tied around their waist. Thus, even though it would be extremely painful to be thrown up high and fell down, but at least, they wouldn’t be thrown off the ship. They could still save their life.
In this perilous situation, Su Luo’s gaze landed upon Anye Ming and Lan Xuan’s body.
1) crow’s beak: A person who made an inauspicious remark.