“Okay! We’ll continue then!” As if Mu Hongyu ate a pill of reassurance, she clenched her fists as her originally hesitant expression became determined.
Cen Hu nodded. “Since you said to continue, we’ll follow your lead!”
Even though Gu Mingfeng did not say anything, he lightly nodded in agreement.
Mr. Wen Yan was taken aback by the scene in front of him.
Chu Liuyue is actually making the decisions for this team now? She said to continue, and the others had no opinions whatsoever. It seems like she’s more confident than before. They’ve only entered Wan Ling Mountain for a day. What exactly happened to them?
“Liuyue, are you sure?” asked Mr. Wen Yan worriedly after hesitating slightly. “Wan Ling Mountain is different from the past, and it’s much more dangerous. Even if you really want to hunt for fiends, I don’t think this is the best time…”
“Since we’re already here, there’s no reason for us to retreat.” Chu Liuyue spoke lightly and calmly, which reassured the rest.
“Mr. Wen Yan, you can just bring Liao Zhongshu back. We know our limits, and we won’t risk our lives. We’ll be really indignant if we go back just like this.”
Mr. Wen Yan was quite anxious. “Liuyue, I know that the few of you are pretty strong, and you all have your own pride… However, the four of you are now injured, and this place is bloodied. Do you think that I don’t know how much danger you were in previously? You—”
He suddenly saw a fiend corpse not far away while he was talking, and his voice faded away. That’s…
“… A red wolf? You were attacked by red wolves?” He came in a rush, so he did not notice the red wolf corpse at first.
Mu Hongyu was still scarred. “Mr. Wen Yan, that’s the corpse of the red wolf pack leader. We… were just attacked by a pack of red wolves!”
This sentence stunned Mr. Wen Yan, making him speechless. He hurriedly went forward to take a closer look at the corpse. It is indeed a wolf leader! Even though it is dirtied and covered in blood, the sliced head’s features are very obvious.
“Y-You guys killed it?”
“Liuyue and Gu Mingfeng killed it.” Mu Hongyu sighed. “The three of us were in charge of blocking the pack of wolves. Zhongshu got injured because he was saving Cen Hu and me.”
Mr. Wen Yan opened his mouth but could not say anything since his heart was in turmoil. Red wolf pack! Red wolf leader! The few of them actually handled them successfully… Other than Liao Zhongshu, the other four seemed to have suffered minor injuries only.
Even though he knew these few people ranked decently in the assessments, he did not expect them to be so powerful when they worked together. He was silent for quite a while.
While looking at the fire jumping in front of her, Chu Liuyue lightly said, “Mr. Wen Yan, I know you’re worried about us. However, such is the life of cultivation. If we want a peaceful road, then we’ll never become true formidable warriors, right?”
Wen Yan was shocked, and he looked at Chu Liuyue with a complicated gaze. “… You’re right. I was thinking too much.” If they’re fearful of everything, how can they grow up?
“I’ll send Zhongshu out first then. The rest of you must be careful and immediately seek assistance if anything goes wrong.”
Chu Liuyue and the rest nodded. “Don’t worry, teacher.”
After Mr. Wen Yan left with Liao Zhongshu, the few of them decided to rest in shifts.
Chu Liuyue took the first shift. She had the lightest injury out of all of them, so she let the others recover first.
The surroundings became silent once again.
Chu Liuyue sat cross-legged and regulated her breathing as the fight scene with the wolf leader kept replaying in her head. This body is still too weak… When I head back, I should consider improving the body’s strength…
Chu Liuyue felt her shoulders sink, and she turned around to take a look. A red furball was squatting on her body.
“You’re pretty smart. You run the fastest when there’s danger and come back when it’s over.” Chu Liuyue lightly poked it.
The blood ferret’s tail waved as it showed a pair of watery eyes filled with flattering intentions.
“Hm?” Chu Liuyue raised her brow and looked at it.
The blood ferret inched in closer and slowly extended its claws. It looked very wronged and worried as tears welled up in its eyes. It looked like it would cry if Chu Liuyue was any sterner.
This appearance made nobody able to blame it.
Chu Liuyue rubbed her glabella. It’s logical since blood ferrets are the weakest third-grade fiends. They don’t have any other abilities except for escaping the fastest. I had no intentions of scolding it. I never really expected this thing to help us defeat the red wolf pack…
“Forget it. It’s okay as long as you’re happy.” Chu Liuyue patted its head.
The little thing finally relaxed when it noticed that Chu Liuyue was no longer angry. It then closed the gap between them and rubbed against her face.
Chu Liuyue’s lips curved up slightly.
Nothing happened the entire night.
The few of them set off again the next morning and headed towards Wan Ling Mountain’s depths.
The further they traversed into the lush greenery, the quieter it was. However, this atmosphere made the few of them even more alert.
“It seems like this place is a little strange…” muttered Mu Hongyu as she surveyed their surroundings.
Chu Liuyue, who was walking in front, suddenly stopped.
The few of them stood still as well.
“Liuyue, what’s the problem?” asked Mu Hongyu. After experiencing what happened yesterday, they completely believed in Chu Liuyue.
Chu Liuyue’s brows knitted slightly. “Go back!”
“Go back? But we just arrived—”
The few of them were very confused, but they did not say anything else after seeing Chu Liuyue’s serious expression. However, a girl suddenly screamed from behind after they walked a few steps. “Save me!”