Chapter 7 – Facing a Beauty, Absolutely Must Help!
"Let's save him first!" To cover up her own guilt, Ji Fengyan quickly bent down and lifted the child up.
The result of lifting him up left Ji Fengyan dumbfounded.
He was an unreasonably pretty young man. Even if his face was covered with dust, it still couldn't hide his perfectly exquisite facial features in the least. That originally fair and unmarred face, was deathly pale because of blood loss. Despite being unconscious, his furrowed brows showed how much pain he was in at the moment.
In her previous world, Ji Fengyan had seen a lot of good looking young shotas, but had never seen one that looked this good. Compared to this young man, those little fresh pieces of meat in her previous world would quickly be crushed into ashes. Just from his current appearance, if this young man grew up, he would be devastatingly beautiful. A freak that could ruin countries and wreck havoc amongst the populace!
Ji Fengyan had cultivated towards immortality with all her heart. Normally, what she liked the most was things that appeared to especially have an immortal air. It didn't matter whether it was an object or a person… This little demon in front of her clearly poked at Ji Fengyan's cute immortal heart.
Perhaps a boy from an immortal family would at the most look like this.
"Uhh, first bring that guy onto the carriage. When we reach the city, we'll treat him," Ji Fengyan immediately said as she recovered.
Right now, the guards accepted all of Ji Fengyan's orders without question. They didn't hesitate the slightest, directly lifting that unconscious little demon onto the horse carriage.
Ji Fengyan followed them onto the carriage and looked at that deeply slumbering little fellow. Her eyes had several traces of guilt. Suddenly, she thought of how she crossed over here. Although she didn't know whether the spatial Soul Jade her master gave her that year was there there, she unconsciously closed her eyes and began searching in the depths of her soul. After a short amount of time, she found that the Spatial Soul Jade which was contracted to her soul was unexpectedly still there. Ji Fengyan instantly perked up.
The Spatial Soul Jade was a type of spatial storage that immortal cultivators used. Any object could be placed in it. Only, in the twenty-fourth century, it was a time where immortal cultivators were sparse. The amount of these Spatial Soul Jades were smaller than small. Even the one that Ji Fengyan had was passed down from the time of her ancestral master. Of course, the inside would have no lack of good things.
Immediately, Ji Fengyan started searching the Spatial Soul Jade for life-saving medicinal pills. That young man was affected by her Five Lightning's Bombardment; the devil knew whether or not this world's doctors could save him!
As Ji Fengyan searched the Spatial Soul Jade with closed eyes, she didn't notice that the young man lying to the side slowly opened his eyes. They were still full of pain and remained half-lidded. As his gaze traced over Ji Fengyan's exquisite face, his brows suddenly wrinkled. A vicious light that didn't belong to someone at that age flashed in the depths of those eyes. However, in the next second, he once again fell into unconsciousness…
All of this basically went undiscovered by Ji Fengyan.
Ji City was situated to the east edge of the Thunderflare Empire. Built next to a mountain, it was surrounded with water and had a charming landscape. In the Thunderflare Empire, Ji City could only be counted as a remote and small city. Its borders weren't that much bigger than a village. There were also few commoners in Ji City, as only one road connected to the city and it had an economy that would rank close to last. Although Ji City's surroundings had no lack of mountain ranges, it wasn't rich in resources. The only yields were originally rare and scarce ores, but every year the amount produced was limited. It still wasn't enough to attract a large amount of businessmen.
Slowly, Ji Fengyan's horse carriage arrived outside of Ji City. The muscular leader raised his eyes and looked at the nearby city gate. Outside of the gate, two lazy guards sat against the city wall. They completely didn't have the slightest appearance a soldier should have.
Chapter 8 – Cloudy Winds in Ji City
Even though the scenery in Ji City was excellent, it was too remote. There were few people that went there. Those originally solemn city walls, since long ago, were already blotted. Light green moss completely covered a section and the cracks between bricks was teeming with weeds.
The muscular man slightly frowned, "This is Ji City?"
Even though they had heard about the remoteness of Ji City before, but they never thought that it would have unexpectedly declined to this state. Just thinking about how their young lady would have to take on the position of city lord in a city like this, the guards could feel their livers hurt.
"This place isn't bad," Ji Fengyan's voice abruptly entered the guards ears.
Before, those guards had been speaking up for Ji Fengyan. Now, looking at how she poked her head out from the carriage with a smile in her eyes as she gazed that the dilapidated Ji City, they suddenly felt a bit discombobulated.
"N-not bad?" The muscular man's lips twitched. This tiny city that was both old and poor, how was it not bad?
"Clear waters and flowing hills are definitely suitable. The name is also pretty good. It's called Ji City and I'm called Ji Fengyan, isn't this just perfect?" Ji Fengyan was quite satisfied with the Ji City in front of her. Immortal cultivators were required to attune themselves with nature. Only by absorbing the essence of heaven and earth could one increase the purity of their power.
On the road, Ji Fengyan had already checked her Inner Core. The Inner Core was the foundation of an immortal cultivator, as all of their power came from it. While Ji Fengyan underwent the tribulation, her Inner Core was extremely powerful. However, after her rebirth, she tragically found out that her perfectly fine Inner Core was unexpectedly shattered by lighting during the tribulation!
This was why her first Five Lightning's Bombardment Talisman couldn't completely instant kill those scum.
Right now, Ji Fengyan urgently needed to repair her Inner Core. Otherwise, not to even mention of becoming an immortal, she reckoned that all of her body's strength would pretty much completely disperse.
Ji Fengyan truly felt that this Ji City's environment was very suitable for cultivation. However, the guards had completely different thoughts. They all used pitying eyes to gaze at Ji Fengyan, looking like they would quickly cry.
In the end, how much pain had their young lady suffered?
She clearly came from the flourishing imperial capital, but still felt that this Ji City was good? One could just imagine how miserable the young lady's days were in the imperial capital.
Every guard felt sad for Ji Fengyan's "past".
Facing everyone's "caring and sympathetic" gazes, Ji Fengyan was completely muddled. If she wasn't aware that these people didn't know about her Inner Core being shattered, she would have truly thought that they were grieving for it.
"Okay, enough. Quickly notify the previous city lord. The documents should have already arrived. Just directly tell him it's fine if he just completes the transfer of authority." The muscular leader cleared his throat and said solemnly. Secretly, he wiped away the tears of sadness at the corner of his eyes.
"Boss, I head that this Ji City's original city lord is from the Lei Clan. The Lei Clan is connected to the young lady's clan by marriage. Perhaps the situation isn't as terrible as we thought," a guard to the side spoke.
The Lei Clan was also a clan that had a Life Annihilation Armour. Right now, the one who managed Ji City was called Lei Xu, a branch member of the Lei Clan. Soon after Ji Fengyan was born, the Lei Clan's clan master had a discussion with the Ji Clan's clan master. They betrothed Ji Fengyan to Lei Min , Lei Xu's son of twenty years. Lei Min early on was raised by the Lei Clan that, like the Ji Clan, resided in the imperial capital. When he was young, he spent a period of time with Ji Fengyan,. It was only five years ago that Lei Min left for Ji City.
The title is a pun on Ji Fengyan’s name. In Chinese it’s 季城风烟, which would literally translate into Ji City Fengyan. The definition of Fengyan combined is somewhat difficult to explain as it has several meanings, but the context used here is that there’s trouble ahead, so I used “cloudy winds”.