Chapter 941 – Meeting
Translated by: Hypersheep325
Edited by: Michyrr
Wuqiong Bi had never imagined that she would meet Xuanyuan Po in White Emperor City.
Although it had been several years since Xuanyuan Po had left the capital, in her view, he had assuredly not forgotten the hatred from that year, just like her.
Thus, his words and actions, while seemingly without malice, undoubtedly concealed some extremely evil motive, just like how she usually conducted herself.
Xuanyuan Po said nothing.
Wuqiong Bi spoke these words with deep loathing, as if she wanted to bite him, but her eyes showed a deep fear.
It was plain to see that she was very afraid, afraid that Xuanyuan Po would kill her or notify the demi-human experts of White Emperor City.
Xuanyuan Po did not feel any pleasure at this, only disgust and pity.
He said to Bie Yanghong, "The Deer tribe has a medicine storehouse nearby. I know the steward, so I should be able to get some medicine."
Bie Yanghong replied, "If so, I will have to trouble Little Brother."
Wuqiong Bi harshly said, "I don't trust you."
Xuanyuan Po ignored her. He took the list of medicine that Bie Yanghong had written and left the room.
After she heard the gate of the courtyard close, Wuqiong Bi's expression shifted. Nervous and angry, she rebuked Bie Yanghong, "This bear cub has an old grudge with me. You let him leave and now he will assuredly notify the Demi-human Court! You don't even know him, so why do you trust him over me?"
Bie Yanghong calmly replied, "Although I don't recognize him, I know that he is a student of the Orthodox Academy."
Wuqiong Bi appeared slightly startled at these words. She said no more, and only her trembling right hand revealed her nervous mood.
After some time, Xuanyuan Po returned to the courtyard in Three Harmonies Borough. He was holding a heavy bag, apparently stuffed with many items.
Bie Yanghong gave his sincere thanks. Xuanyuan Po shook his head and opened the bag, taking out the medicines within.
Suddenly, a wind stirred within the quiet room as a horsetail whisk raised up countless threads and attacked Xuanyuan Po.
Xuanyuan Po was caught completely unawares and was in no position to respond. Fortunately, the Mountain Sea Sword promptly flew through the air and in front of his head, blocking the horsetail whisk.
There was a dull thump as the courtyard shook. The dust in the seams of the floorboards was jolted out and drifted in the air.
If not for the array of spirit wood and pagodas, the ruckus would have been even larger.
One knee on the ground, Xuanyuan Po gripped the iron sword as he attempted to resist. He felt like a mountain was pressing down on him, his strength rapidly exhausted as his breathing grew heavier.
He raised his head and saw Wuqiong Bi's ravenous eyes. Furious and confused, he shouted, "You've gone crazy!"
Wuqiong Bi shrieked, "I wanted to kill you back then, and I certainly have no plans of receiving your kindness tonight, as that will be my humiliation. Thus, you must die. Moreover, it is only the dead who can't reveal secrets!"
He had grown up in the remote mountains and forests around his tribe and when in the capital, he had studied and lived in the simple places that were Star Seizer Academy and the Orthodox Academy. As a result, Xuanyuan Po simply could not follow Wuqiong Bi's logic, his angry reply being, "How can your wife be so malicious!"
Malicious or crazy, Wuqiong Bi was still an expert of the Divine Domain. Although missing an arm and heavily injured, she was still many times stronger than Xuanyuan Po.
The sword gradually sank down as Xuanyuan Po was about to reach his limit. Suddenly, a smear of color appeared in the room.
This smear of color was bright red, moist and incomparably fresh. It was the little red flower.
Wuqiong Bi's face was immediately filled with shock and fear when she saw this flower. Like a bolt of lightning, she drew back the horsetail whisk to protect herself.
There were several light pops as Bie Yanghong's fingers moved like the wind, sealing off Wuqiong Bi's meridians.
Enraged, Wuqiong Bi forcefully moved her true essence to break these restrictions and counterattack.
Bie Yanghong drew back his fingers, doing nothing as he gazed at the approaching horsetail whisk.
In her surprise, Wuqiong Bi's movements slowed.
A mouthful of true blood shot out of Bie Yanghong's mouth and his complexion instantly paled.
The red flower flew back to his side. As it quietly floated, beads of dew gradually appeared on its heavily damaged petals. It seemed to be crying.
After leaving the cliff, Bie Yanghong had needed several hours to finally gather a little true essence, which now dispersed with this mouthful of true blood.
Seeing this sight, Wuqiong Bi finally understood something. Gasping in surprise, she ran over and embraced him as she wept.
"You've gone crazy! Just for this bear cub!"
Xuanyuan Po had a very perplexed expression.
He had no idea what just happened.
He had clearly wanted to help these two out of kindness, so why had Wuqiong Bi wanted to kill him, and why had Bie Yanghong protected him? Why had Wuqiong Bi earlier seemed so angry that it felt like she wanted Bie Yanghong to die but was now so anguished upon seeing Bie Yanghong vomit blood, as if she wanted to die in his place?
Were this powerful husband and wife both crazy?
Xuanyuan Po silently pondered all this, then said, "Right now, there are many people that want to catch you, and for the next few days, a grand event will take place in White Emperor City, with many experts coming. The two of you should just stay here and not go out. I have a few matters to take care of in the next few days. After that, we'll see what we should do."
After saying this, he put away the Mountain Sea Sword, put the medicine in the bag and some food and water on the floor, then left.
When he reached the paper door, he stopped and abruptly said, "Sir, how did a person like you marry a woman like this?"
Bie Yanghong did not answer the question.
The wooden gate of the courtyard closed again. Everything was quiet, the only sound being the wind rustling the leaves of that short pine tree.
The room was quiet for a very long time, the mood growing more and more oppressive until it eventually became very awkward.
Wuqiong Bi looked at Bie Yanghong and shakily said, "Senior Brother, have you perhaps always regretted your decision to marry me?"
Bie Yanghong faintly smiled. "Just what nonsense are you thinking about?"
"Presumably, it has not been the first time you have heard that bear cub's question."
Wuqiong Bi felt more and more angry and ashamed. "Did you think I didn't know? In front of the Mausoleum of Books, on Holy Maiden Peak, whether it was that Demon Empress Tianhai or Wang Po, weren't the gazes they aimed at us conveying exactly this meaning? The entire world believes that I don't deserve you!"
Bie Yanghong sighed. "Do we need to care about what others think of the matters between the two of us?"
Wuqiong Bi yelled, "Aren't you the same? You also think that I often humiliate you in front of the world."
Bie Yanghong calmly gazed at her, saying, "Junior Sister, I've never regretted marrying you. I only regret that I've spoiled you too much."
He spoke with deep sincerity.
Wuqiong Bi was stupefied.
It was hard to say if she had truly understood the meaning of these words.
She only knew that she needed to say something here, but she realized that she didn't know what to say.
She felt deeply anguished and began to weep. She thought to herself, how could my luck back then be so bad that I just happened to meet this person?
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