501, 502
Only in a Novel. . .  ; Ming Xi Gets Injured

501, 502

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501: Only in a Novel. . . 

In fact, he was the only participant from back then to survive to today. “

Then why are you OK?” Feng Wu asked curiously from Ming Xi’s arms.

The man smiled bitterly. “The young miss hates me and wants me to stay by her side so she can torture me slowly.”

He didn’t hate the little girl and didn’t blame anyone for his situation. It was what he deserved.

“Another question. The first woman among us to die here, was she killed by your young miss?”

Ming Xi couldn’t shake the feeling that Regina’s[notes] death was strange. A lot of other people died after her, but their deaths were all smiliar. It was only Regina’s death that was different.

He suspected it wasn’t a spirit that killed her, because after all, what did the undead care about living blood? Only two entities wanted human blood: one was the Blood clan the other was the Asura race.[notes]

The Blood clan were afraid of the sun while the Asura were afraid of the magic in air. Though the odds of either appearing in the desert were low, it wasn’t zero. Whether or not his guess was right or wrong, only the spirit would know.

“That girl wasn’t killed by the young miss. The young miss hates men. Because all the children used were girls, and the ones who defiled them were men, the children hate men the most. In their hearts, all men are bad people who will hurt them.

Whenever people break into the mansion, the young miss and the children will always kill the men first before the women. If the one you called Shani hadn’t taken the young miss’s doll, the young miss would not have touched her so soon.”

“Was the one who killed Regina among us?”

“I don’t know what you call the person; none of you ever called her by name, but she was distinctive. She always wore a black cloak and kept her face covered, so I never saw what she looked like.

By the way, beside her is a man who gives off the same aura.”

He thought a bit before explaining what he saw back then. He’d only managed to get out of the painting because the young miss was distracted by the adventurers. He remembered the humans had tried to kill each other. He didn’t interfere because he had no interest in stopping them.

Ming Xi recognized that the man and woman accompanying Hart fit the description. “Was there anything strange about the woman?” Ming Xi asked.

Strange? The man thought for a moment. “Yes, the strange thing was that she sucked blood. After she killed the woman named Regina, she sucked all her blood up. It’s not something humans would do, more like something a Blood clan would."

Though the Asura also liked blood, they preferred smearing it on their bodies.

As expected, there were Blood clan amongst them lurking on the mainland. The Blood clan seemed to be making a move, probably targeting the barrier around Blood Moon forest.

They wanted to unify the continent and feast on human blood.

It was likely some had got through the crack in the enchantment from the last time it was compromised.[notes] And not the ones who escaped were probably feeling restless. Some probably got in through the crack in the enchantment last time.

Ming Xi dismissed the middle-aged spirit after getting the answers to his questions.

Now the only people left in the hall were Ming Xi and Feng Wu. Ming Xi leaned Feng Wu into his arms when she began blinking sleepily.

The warm hug made her feel drowsy.

Ming Xi touched her little head and whispered, “Go to sleep. I’ll watch over you.”

It didn’t matter if Feng Wu stayed with him because of her abilities, he was still touched at the fact she stayed at all. His heart softened as he held her.

Feng Wu shook her head. “No, I’ll wait for Baby. He went to the spiritual world to find the seven-colored phoenix. When he comes back, we can all leave together.”

“Rui Baby is looking for Little Seven?”[notes] Ming Xi suddenly realized Rui Baby wasn’t with Feng Wu.

Feng Wu nodded.

Ming Xi smiled at that. “Seems we are lucky.”

He was the crown prince of the Ancient Silver Moon kingdom, of course he would have the means to protect himself. The problem was Feng Wu. She didn’t have the same blood in her veins. But even if Little Seven couldn’t make it in the end, he still had the ability to protect Feng Wu. It would cost him, but he would pay whatever price to keep her safe.

With Rui Baby’s help, their odds for a successful escape increased significantly though.

While Ming Xi and Feng Wu were waiting for Rui Baby, Mogefei contacted the school. He knew Ming Xi’s identity was special, so of course he would contact the school as soon as he could.

The school would send over several necromancers to handle the situation.

Odds were likely the area with all that acquired extreme yin was going to dust once the teachers arrived.

Both Zo and Ai Lin were worried about Feng Wu, Zo especially so because she was his savior. He wanted to save her but didn’t have a way. All he could do was secretly worry. He knew there were people from Star Marshall in the desert. If they acted, the odds of Feng Wu surviving would definitely improve.

As for the future emperor of the Ancient Silver Moon kingdom, he wasn’t worried in the slightest. That emperor was a child of destiny and had the blood of a god in his veins. He would definitely be protected by the world’s consciousness. It would fair to say it would be extremely difficult to kill him.

Feng Wu, the one in the most danger, had no such protection.

Ai Lin lamented that a girl like Feng Wu, who was willing to live and die with her beloved, didn’t exist in the modern world. Only in the novels. . . 

502: Ming Xi Gets Injured

Such a pure-hearted girl, it was a pity for her to die! Ai Lin thought.

While Ai Lin was thinking this, those around Zi Cheng thanked her for saving their lives. Zi Cheng repeatedly told them they didn’t have to be so polite, but everyone left a token keepsake with her before leaving anyway.

She won so many favorability points; it was an excellent harvest. The only people she didn’t get points from were Ai Lin, Tian Ya and Zo. Tian Ya, because of being pushed by Feng Wu, looked especially bad.

Tian Ya had grown up alongside the prince at the royal palace after being selected by Ming Xi to be his personal body guard.

His job was to protect the prince and yet he was the one to escape while the prince was the one who stayed behind. He was doing a horrible job as a bodyguard! Even though he had not intended leave, the result was still the same. It would have been strange if his expression wasn’t bad.

While they were busy being worried, Rui Baby and Little Seven finally made it back to the mansion. Little Seven, upon arriving, immediately sprayed the boundary covering the land surrounding the mansion with her flames.

The heavy rain stopped and a gap filled with bright sunlight opened up. Ming Xi grabbed Feng Wu’s hand and immediately jumped up, trying to reach the hole, but just as he did so, the little girl reappeared by his side with eyes full of anger.

She wanted revenge for the burn from Feng Wu earlier. She couldn’t touch Feng Wu, but she sure as heck could touch her man. Did they think they could hurt her without repercussion? Her eyes were filled with hate and her soft little hands approached Ming Xi without warning.

She sneered and touched Ming Xi just as he was mid jump.

Taken by surprise, Ming Xi’s reaction came too slow. He failed to dodge and could only hit her with some light magic.

The little girl smiled coldly and let his magic hit her. She watched as frost formed on Ming Xi’s hand. But unexpected the frost did not spread to the rest of his body as expected. Only his hand became frozen.

Feng Wu grabbed Ming Xi’s other hand and dragged him through the gap in the barrier.

The little girl let out an angry roar as she watched Ming Xi disappear with Feng Wu through the gap. That human! How could he not die from the extreme yin?! She couldn’t believe they were able to escape her mansion.

The long- missed sunshine shone on Ming Xi and Feng Wu.

“Classmate Ming Xi!”

The exclamation sounded as soon as they landed.

Within two seconds, an old man with a staff flew to Ming Xi’s side at a speed that belied his elderly age.

“Ming Xi, Feng Wu!”

Mogefei and the others rushed over soon after the old man and surrounded Feng Wu and Ming Xi.

None of the other groups were around. Mogefei and the rest of the team were still in the area because they were waiting for the teacher from the school to arrive.

Ming Xi had stayed behind and acted as a decoy in order to save them. Such a great favor, how could they leave? No, they stayed and waited for the teacher’s arrival.

They’d been there all day. The flow of time inside the barrier was different from the external world. Though it felt like they’d been inside the mansion for many days, in reality it had only been a day.

The teacher had been worried about Ming Xi and Feng Wu, so he had used teleportation magic to travel. It had only taken him an hour. Other necromancers were coming as well, however, they would not be able to enter the enchantment and save the students.

Fortunately, Feng Wu and Ming Xi came out on their own, otherwise when the teacher forced open the barrier, who knew if the two of them would still be alive.

“Ming Xi’s hand!” Zi Cheng covered her mouth in shock when she saw the popsicle that his hand had become.

The teacher’s face paled. “This is extreme yin!”

Extreme yin killed invisibly. If not for the divine blood protecting Ming Xi, he would have been dead.

“Jiji!” Little Seven flew over and chirped. She spat red flame out at his hand and melted the ice away.

“Look! The ice melted! The ice melted!” Ai Lin happily cried out.

The old magician hurried to check Ming Xi’s injury. His expression did not improve.

“Teacher, what’s wrong with my arm?” Ming Xi still couldn’t not feel his hand despite the ice being melted away.

Even if the teacher didn’t say anything, Ming Xi knew his hand was in trouble. Perhaps he would be unlucky and need to amputate.

“Multiple nerves in your hand have become necrotic. I must take you back to school immediately. If we wait too long, I’m afraid you may lose your hand!” The old magician spoke seriously.

“Then what are you waiting for Teacher! Take him away please!” Tang spoke up immediately. Ming Xi was his savior. He didn’t want his savior to be crippled!

“I’ll go too.” Feng Wu stubbornly held onto Ming Xi’s hand.

“No, you stay and complete the task. The mission is very important, and we can’t afford to fail. I’ll probably have to return home anyway. Even if the injury is serious, my family will have a solution, so don’t worry about me. Just wait, I’ll be back.” Ming Xi pulled his hand back from Feng Wu and used it to pat her head.

He knew his injury was serious and that the likelihood was high he would have to return home to the Ancient Silver Moon kingdom to recover.

He was worried the mission would be more dangerous, especially since now there were blood clan members with unknown intentions roaming about.

Feng Wu nodded expressionlessly as she looked at Ming Xi. “I’ll wait for you to come back.”

“Okay.” Ming Xi’s eyes were full of tenderness.

The old magician watched the ambiguous scene and sighed. Apparently even the next Moon emperor had a sweetheart.

Ming Xi left quickly after that, but before he did, he promised Feng Wu he would let her know about his injury.

Feng Wu stayed with the team and continued with the mission with everyone else. She was already missing him. He had said she didn’t know what love was, but he had said it was something akin to like. She definitely liked him. She wouldn’t have let him by Xiao Ye’s father if she hadn’t.

Back near the mansion, two gray-haired old men arrived not long after everyone left. In sync with their arrival, the little girl inside the mansion suddenly felt a strong forboding. . . 

hoangthong:

Thanks for the chap.

-(Mon) October 3, 2022 @ 6:20pm

Dee:

Thank you for the chapter update! Little girl its you rtime to be exorcised!

-(Fri) October 7, 2022 @ 4:48am

Shawol:

Absolutely love this so far, and so excited for this doll girl thing to die

-(Fri) October 14, 2022 @ 10:35pm

503, 504

503, 504

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503:

“Xiao Wu, are you worried about Senior Ming Xi?” Ai Lin leaned over and whispered her question.

“I miss him.” Feng Wu nodded and answered honestly.

Aren’t you going to be a little coy at least? Ai Lin was speechless at how frank Feng Wu was.

“We’ll go back to campus once the mission is complete and you’ll be able to see him again then.” Though Ai Lin didn’t know how long Ming Xi’s injury would take to heal, they were in a world of swords and magic. As long as there was a possible cure, it would happen.

“Really?” Feng Wu’s eyes lit up.

“Well I’m not 100% certain but I’m pretty sure that’s how it will go.” Ai Lin didn’t dare make any guarantees, so she hedged her answer.

Ten days later, the group finally made it to the spot marked with an “X” on the map. Had they not been delayed by the mansion, they would have reached it before anyone else. But it wasn’t likely to happen now.

Why was this? Well the desert wasteland had no vegetation, so an area with plants would naturally look suspicious and grab attention. The area where the heart was sealed was like a small oasis. Though the plants that grew there were ordinary, they grew in abundance, starkly contrasting with the rest of the desert.

Anyone with brains would be suspicious and investigate the area. And in fact, there was quite a crowd gathered around doing just that, waiting to see what kind of treasure would be unearthed.

The Heart of Wood was going to emerge in a few days and there were already so many people waiting. There was no way they could sneakily take it out without being noticed.

“What should we do now?” Huozhuo didn’t know what to do as he looked at the large crowd so he asked Captain Mogefei.

“We wait.” They couldn’t open the seal and take the Heart of Wood away in front of so many people.

Mogefei’s group stood outside on the outskirts of the green and waited for the Heart of Wood to emerge on its own. Once it emerged, they would fight to take it for themselves.

That was five days ago; now five days later, the air shook with wood-type magic. Wood aura appeared and plants sprang up within a radius of several thousand miles. The desert wasteland gave birth to many wildflowers and plants. The vegetation wasn’t anything precious or rare, but the fact that they existed in such a dire landscape was amazing.

As this was happening, a green water-drop shaped creature flew out of the ground. The little thing zoomed out in a single direction the moment it came out.

“The treasure’s out! It wants to run! Stop it!”

Few knew it was the legendary Heart of Wood, the one thing most coveted by wood magicians, but that didn't stop them from using flying scrolls to try to get it.

Both in the sky and on the ground, people were trying to catch it. They didn’t know what kind of treasure it was, but that didn’t matter. They needed to get it first; there would be time enough to study it later.

“Go!” Everyone in the team gave chase the moment Mogefei gave the order.

The instant Zi Cheng set eyes on it, she knew it belonged to her. It was the same feeling she had with the Heart of Water.

It was an inexplicable feeling that came deep from her gut. That droplet belonged to her!

When Ai Lin noticed Zi Cheng covertly drawing blood she realized something. Zi Cheng had forced a contract with the Heart of Wood with a blood contract![notes]

So that was how it was subdued! It wasn’t that the Heart of Wood[notes] voluntarily chose to contract with Zi Cheng; it had been forced!

The original text didn’t describe how Zi Cheng contracted with the heart, so it was only now that Ai Lin understood.

Ai Lin snorted disdainfully as she followed behind Zi Cheng, looking as though she was trying to help, but secretly intent on sabotage. She succeeded several times in thwarting Zi Cheng.

Zi Cheng was frustrated beyond belief, but she couldn’t scold Ai Lin. How could she explain herself if she did?

At the same time, Caesar and his team were also preoccupied with capturing the Heart of Wood. They had at least one holy level wood magician in their clan, but obviously having another was always good!

The strength of a clan was directly tied to how many powerful people it had. The more powerhouses a clan had the more rights it could take and the stronger its voice.

Zo didn’t care who got the Heart of Wood as long as it wasn’t Zi Cheng. The world would be destroyed if it fell into her hands.

So, while Ai Lin discretely hobbled Zi Cheng every chance she got, Zo was also doing his best to make sure Caesar couldn’t get a hold of it either.

Caesar had no idea his own little brother was sabotaging him. He was focused on protecting Zi Cheng first and getting the Heart of Wood second. His attitude toward Zi Cheng had changed since the mansion.

Zo suspected his brother had reached a 100% favorability rating with Zi Cheng. At this point, the only way to release his brother from Zi Cheng’s hold was if she died or if the world was destroyed.

Caesar getting the Heart of Wood was no different from Zi Cheng getting it, because obviously, if Zi Cheng wanted it, Caesar would surely give it to her. Because of this, Zo couldn’t risk letting Caesar get a hold of the Heart of Wood if Caesar’s rating really was 100%.

With both Ai Lin and Zo working together, Zi Cheng and Caesar made no progress toward getting the Heart of Wood.

The Heart of Wood was like a naughty child flying all around the sky. It couldn’t return to the ground like it wanted to because Caesar’s people were there and there was no place for it to hide on land.

Feng Wu, following behind Mogefei with her characteristically expressionless face, had to dodge a lot of people.

The crowded sky full of people trying to catch the Heart of Wood made it difficult for Feng Wu to move. Feng Wu stood still and blinked blankly. The droplet was really cute. What should she do if she wanted to grab it?

“Stop! Don’t run!”

“Hold it there! I’m about to catch it!”

“Hey! You all, get out of the way!”

People set traps all over the sky in hopes of catching it, but alas it as no use. The Heart of Wood flew around all of them. Even if someone was blocking it, preventing it from flying far away, within the area it was bound to, it could still evade easily.

The scene was a chaotic mess. No one was able to catch the small and nimble Heart of Wood. This was only natural, after all the elementals would have all been caught long ago if they were that easy to trap.

504: Ai Lin Messes with Zi Cheng

People were zooming around in the sky trying to catch the Heart of Wood for more than an hour with nothing to show for it. Caesar signaled to his people below to create a trap formation, while he created another trap formation in the sky.

The Heart of Wood, sensing the danger, flew over the crowd and directly toward Feng Wu.

Feng Wu suddenly felt something in her arms. She looked down to find a small, green, droplet shaped little guy staring shyly at her. It was strange because Feng Wu couldn’t see any eyes on it.

But she was never one to think too deeply on what she didn’t understand. She held the round, slightly cold, little guy more tightly.

Feng Wu was just hugging it when someone yelled out, “Hand over the treasure!”

People immediately pivoted to surround her. Their goal was the Heart of Wood.

“Protect Feng Wu!” Mogefei shouted.

Huozhuo immediately covered her and protected her from some of the people rushing to give her a hard time.

The entire scene made Zi Cheng’s heart tremble. The Heart of Wood belonged to her! She never expected it to actually fly into Feng Wu’s arms. But the Heart of Wood had not formed a contract with Feng Wu yet, so she still had a chance!

Would Ai Lin let Zi Cheng get her way? Of course not! Ai Lin also went over as fast as she could to Feng Wu. It wasn’t that she wanted to snatch the Heart of Wood away from Feng Wu, it was that she wanted to keep Zi Cheng[notes] from doing anything bad.

Her guess about Zi Cheng was spot on too.

Ai Lin rolled her eyes before handing Feng Wu a teleportation scroll that she purchased at auction some time ago. The scroll could position and teleport long distances.

Earlier, before she entered the wasteland, Ai Lin had marked the position destination in a small town just outside the desert.

The moment Feng Wu activated the scroll, she would teleport there and escape from everyone.

Feng Wu looked suspiciously at the scroll Ai Lin held out to her. Her eyes clearly said something to the effect of - why are you giving this to me.

“Go!” Ai Lin shoved the scroll into Feng Wu’s hand. Then, because she was afraid Feng Wu would remain in town and wait for the group, she added, “Leave here and don’t wait for us. Go back to campus immediately.”

Feng Wu signaled she understood by nodding her head and activating the spell. A formation one meter in circumference immediately encircled her and she was teleported away.

“What the heck!?”

“Where, where did she go?!”

No one could believe Feng Wu got away so easily. Those in Caesar’s camp had set up formations to prevent this exact scenario. It should have been impossible for anyone to use a teleportation scroll to leave.

They were puzzled but kept moving and searching. They had no idea where she went, so they could only try their luck and send people out in every direction.

Zi Cheng’s heart was practically bursting with resentment. She had to watch as Ai Lin helped Feng Wu right in front of her face. She tried to stop it, but by the time she reached Feng Wu, Feng Wu had already activated the scroll and disappeared.

How was she going to find Feng Wu in a desert as big as this?! If it weren’t for the fact that she couldn’t discretely attack Feng Wu in front of the others, she would have hit Feng Wu with a spell and anchored her in place, but Zi Cheng couldn’t turn against the school yet – she wasn’t strong enough and still needed their support, so she couldn’t risk becoming an enemy.

Mogefei gave Ai Lin a look of approval.

“Well done.”

None of the people who entered the desert were weaklings, so they wouldn’t have been able to cover Feng Wu against so many people. Ai Lin’s teleportation scroll really helped them out of a tight spot.

“It was what I should do in order to complete the task.” Ai Lin said modestly as she nodded in satisfaction while internally she was laughing gleefully at Zi Cheng’s loss.

Without the Heart of Wood to speed up her cultivation, the heroine wouldn’t be able to rise up meteorically and become a myth like Longze. Haha!

Mogefei nodded at Ai Lin’s modesty.

Half the task was done. Once they confirmed Feng Wu made it back to school with the treasure, their mission would be complete.

Zi Cheng’s acting was topnotch and she truly was worthy of being called the heroine, for though her heart was gloomy, none of it showed on her face, and instead, her expression radiated joy.

The only one who knew better was Ai Lin.

The group was pleased with the performance of the two second-year students. Since Feng Wu was gone, there was no reason to remain in the desert. Zi Cheng proposed they leave and meet up with Feng Wu.

Ai Lin knew Zi Cheng hadn’t given up on getting the Heart of Wood; there was no way she was going to let Zi Cheng get her way. Ai Lin suggested they take their time and meander around the desert in order to lose any tails following them. After all, it would be a waste of their efforts if they led the other groups straight to Feng Wu.

Mogefei agreed. The group took their time meandering around the desert leading the people following them on a wild goose chase.

The ones tailing them hated them for it. What was this walking around all over the place? Those guys were just teasing them! They were nearly in tears. It wasn’t easy walking around so much in such a hot desert!

Zi Cheng was not happy, but for obvious reasons, she couldn’t leave everyone and walk ahead on her own. Her group would most certainly be suspicious if she dared do it, which meant she would need to kill everyone on the team.

Zi Cheng felt so much regret at this point. If she’d known these people would get in her way, she wouldn’t have taken them out of the mansion with her. The extra points weren’t worth it. She so regretted it!

Yaoyue had stopped bothering the second-year girls ever since they left the mansion. She didn’t want to admit it, but the only reason she survived was because of Zi Cheng and Ming Xi.

Kodenir:

Thanks for the chapters, I still really like this story

-(Sun) October 16, 2022 @ 1:25pm

mz213:

Thanks for the chapter! Small correction: The Heart of Water, sensing the danger, flew over the crowd and directly toward Feng Wu. Should be Heart of Wood

-(Sun) October 16, 2022 @ 6:45pm

justreads:
Thanks! Now that I looked, I found several other instances of that same error sprinkled throughout. Hopefully they've all been corrected.
hoangthong:

thanks the new chap.

-(Sun) October 16, 2022 @ 7:59pm

Dee:

Thank you for the chapter update! Ai Lin is smart and quick on her feet. It was super satisfying seeing Feng Wu get away.

-(Sun) October 16, 2022 @ 9:45pm

Jennifer:

Me encanta la historia, aunque uso Google Traductor debido a su increíble traducción es completamente entendible y fácil de leer. Espero pueda continuarla

-(Thu) October 20, 2022 @ 3:04pm

Luna:

Thank you for the chapter,

-(Sun) October 23, 2022 @ 1:56pm

505, 506

505, 506

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505: Days Without Ming Xi

It didn’t matter whether or not she liked it; she had already come to accept it. Ming Xi sacrificed himself to save everyone, while Zi Cheng used a boundary breaking talisman to get everyone out. It would have been unreasonable to continue to trouble Zi Cheng.

The team made their way slowly across the desert, and with Yaoyue no longer looking for trouble with the girls, they actually looked like a cohesive team.

While they were making their way around the desert, Feng Wu heeded Ai Lin’s words and had already left town.

To return to school, Feng Wu needed a teleportation array that went to Zhongyang where Xinguang Holy Academy was located. She found a mount and rushed to the nearest city with an array easily. It took her ten days, but she returned without issue.

She and the Heart of Wood had gotten to know each other and became friends in that time. It was only natural she didn’t want the vice principal to hurt her new friend. Feng Wu confirmed with him several times that he would not hurt the Heart of Wood before she willingly relinquished it to him. Had he intended to harm it, she would have refused to give it to him.

Before taking the Heart of Wood, the vice principal returned a much rounder faced Little Bun to Feng Wu.

“So fat.” Feng Wu commented upon seeing that even his limbs were also chunkier.

“Wah!” Little Bun wailed at the comment. He was not fat OK?! Momma was bad!

Feng Wu brought her face to his and coaxed him. “Don’t cry, don’t cry,” she said.

Little Bun ignored her and cried his heart out.

Feng Wu expressionlessly handed Little Bun to Little White[notes] then walked back to the dorm by herself.

Little Bun became even more aggrieved when he saw his mommy walking away. His cries became so shrill they nearly brought the roof down. Jier, unable to take it anymore, picked up Little Bun and hugged him, coaxing him to quiet.

Mogefei and the rest of the team made it back to school three days after Feng Wu got back.

Zi Cheng gave up on the Heart of Wood because she knew it had already been turned in, but the feeling that something was wrong had been niggling at her ever since she lost the Heart of Water. She could feel deep in her gut the Heart of Water belonged to her, so how did it end up being in Zo’s possession?

The Heart of Wood was supposed to be hers too, but it ended up flying to Feng Wu and ultimately ended up in the hands of the school. Zi Cheng could not figure out what the problem was.

Tian Ya only attended Xingguang Holy academy in order to protect Ming Xi, so with Ming Xi returning home, there was no reason for Tian Ya to return to school. It wasn’t like anyone could stop him from leaving, but just because no one stopped him, it didn’t mean he wouldn’t suffer repercussions.

The school gave him a suitable demerit so other students wouldn’t follow his lead.

For Feng Wu, her days at school passed by calmly and was filled with general student activities. The only difference was now she couldn’t see Ming Xi because he had gone home.

She contacted him every two days through the communication crystal. Though he looked normal, his hand was still encased in bandages.

The school gave everyone in the group rewards for successfully completing the mission. They were also given lots of points that could be traded in for useful magic items.

The points were useless to Feng Wu though, so she hadn’t done anything with them other than storing them away for later use.

The storyline continued to progress as another three more months passed by in the blink of an eye.

Though Zi Cheng lost both the Heart of Water and Heart of Wood she had managed to get the inheritance from the two ancient magicians in the god tomb as well as gain an increase in reputation.

Ai Lin still dogged Zi Cheng and sabotaged Zi Cheng from time to time. There was nothing for it. Once she learned Zi Cheng would destroy the world, Ai Lin couldn’t keep her distance and mind her own business. She was afraid Zi Cheng would destroy the world before ascending and becoming a god.

Just because Ai Lin couldn’t be a heroine didn’t mean she wanted to be cannon fodder! In order not to progress her cannon fodder role, she had been diligent about sabotaging Zi Cheng. She knew though, that the more she did, the more obvious it would become, and the more likely Zi Cheng would notice.

In reality, it was too late. Zi Cheng was aware of Ai Lin’s antics and had been trying to find trouble for Ai Lin. It was to the point they clashed whenever they met – outside of school, in school, in the virtual world – it was obvious how incompatible they were.

Zi Cheng made it clear she did not get along with Ai Lin. As a result, Ai Lin got a lot of trouble from those who were brainwashed by Zi Cheng’s system.

But Ai Lin wasn’t without allies. Zi Cheng’s charm from the system was too powerful at times, and this caused many girls to lose their men to her.

It was a seesaw. The two sides fought, both winning and losing many times.

This had nothing to do with the well-behaved Feng Wu who continued to talk to Ming Xi every couple of days. By this point, it had become a part of her routine.

Every now and then, Jasmine would try to make trouble for her as well. And that was also a part of her routine.

Ai Lin and many people at school came to look favorably on Feng Wu. She was a girl who was willing to live and die with her beloved. She stayed with Ming Xi in a time of crisis and allowed other people to live. Truly admirable!

Quite a few of the boys were jealous of Ming Xi. How come they couldn’t meet a girl who loved them that much? The world was too unfair!

The girls’ opinions were also changed. Regardless what her moral standing was, whether or not she had a baby, none of them could deny FEng Wu's dedication to Ming Xi.

It was incredibly touching to hear she was willing to accompany her beloved in such dangerous circumstances. Even Ann[notes] was moved. However, it wasn’t enough to make her quit pursuing Ming Xi. Instead she approached Feng Wu and declared they would have a fair fight.

Feng Wu only blinked her eyes and it wasn’t clear if she understood or not.

Yanran hadn’t been idle either. She became famous because of her connection to Milty and Oleen’s deaths. She made headlines again after stealing another girl’s fiancé. Did she just really enjoy stealing other people’s fiancés?

506: The Blood Clan’s Invasion

Yanran went to visit Feng Wu several times, but Feng Wu was never receptive so she didn’t visit as often anymore.

Originally Feng Wu had no interest in Yanran gossip, but Annika and Xi[notes] loved talking about other people’s business.

“I’ve seen him before. He’s a good-looking guy and he’s ranked third in the fourth years. How did such an excellent male specimen fall for Yanran?” Xi shoved a cookie into her mouth and chewed on it as she thought about the situation. The more she thought about it, the more bewildering it became.

“I wonder the same thing. What’s good about her other than her face? These guys who like her are all blind!” Annika exclaimed. She was a single girl without any suitors, so seeing a terrible woman like Yanran attract so many guys was incomprehensible to her. She definitely did not like Yanran.

Feng Wu sat to the side as she held Little Bun. She was happy to snack on cookies and crackers, stuffing one in her mouth, then another in Little Bun’s. Swallow and repeat.

“The guy’s name is Aubre. He’s pretty well known amongst the fourth years; I think he’s amongst the most popular in the top ten in his grade. He’s good looking and a top student with dual proficiency in air and fire elemental magic.

Only thing is he comes from an ordinary background but the girl he’s engaged to is a noble girl. I heard she’s been in love with him since forever. Somehow or other, she forced her family to get a marriage contract with him. Who would have expected that after all this, she would still get dumped.”

Xi sighed. It wasn’t worth it. That noble girl, the guy never even showed interest in marrying. Why’d she go so far to get him? Wasn’t this just looking for abuse?!

“That’s how the engagement came to be?! Aiya, even though it was wrong of Aubre to fall for Yanran, the fiancée isn’t blameless either. Who told her to lower herself to such a disadvantageous position? Rushing off to have her family propose a marriage contract. For someone from nobility, that’s really embarrassing. Where is here dignity as a noble?” Annika couldn’t understand what went on in the girl’s head. How could she give up her noble dignity for a man?

Soon enough nighttime fell and it was time for Feng Wu to have her routine chat with Ming Xi. She sat on the balcony with the breeze blowing around her as she watched the scene from Ming Xi’s end.

“Annika said the girl doesn’t deserve sympathy, that she didn’t have the dignity of nobles. . . ” Feng Wu shared everything she heard honestly.

Black lines formed on Ming Xi’s face[notes] as he listened to Feng Wu. Would Annika cry if she knew Feng Wu was repeating nearly verbatim their conversation?

Feng Wu thought about it and couldn’t think of anything she hadn’t already recounted, so she said, “That was everything that happened in the past two days.”

A small, involuntary twitched appeared on a corner of Ming Xi’s mouth. He still remembered the first time Feng Wu contacted him. She had silently stared blankly at him for several minutes.

In an effort to alleviate the silence, he had asked her to tell him all the interesting things that happened in school. The unexpected result was her repeating nearly word for word what her classmates talked about.

Gradually, he got used to Feng Wu’s way of retelling it to him.

Her serious expression and the straight forward way she delivered her news was very cute.

“Xiao Wu. . . ” Ming Xi looked at the picture of Feng Wu fallen asleep while reclined in her chair on the balcony. Even though it was summer, the nights were still too chilly to sleep out on the balcony. Ming Xi was worried so he called out to her a few more times. It was no use though, so he ended up just letting her sleep. He spent all night watching over her through their communication crystal.

...

The past few months saw the situation on the continent deteriorate. The Blood clan were appearing everywhere, even in daylight. They wrapped themselves in a special cloak that protected them from the sun so they were able to walk around freely even in daylight hours.

It was so bad normal people were afraid to wear cloaks, lest they be mistaken for a Blood clan member and get arrested.

There was another emergency with the barrier at Blood Moon forest. A large number of Blood clan people escaped and were wreaking havoc in the human world because an unknown entity had broken the barrier.

The Ancient Moon Kingdom was sending people to reinforce the barrier, while Xingguang Holy academy was sending students to fight the Blood clan. Many sixth and seventh year students were sent, including Feng Yanran. Her mother FengTianxing, who had been involved with defending the barrier prior to teaching at the school, also went with her.

The second to fifth years were free to sign up and help as well. It was a rare opportunity; as long as they participated in battle, they would get points and if they performed exceptionally well, they could even be admitted to Star Marshall hall.

Ordinary people had to rely on their abilities and work hard to slowly build a reputation on the battlefield. With a reputation, they could get fame and money.

The Blood Moon forest event was an opportunity for everyone. There would be danger, but great opportunities often came with great danger. If they took advantage of it and played it the right way, they could conceivable make it big and get into Star Marshall hall all in one go.

A lot of people were interested in signing up. From the second years to the fifth years, at least half the student body signed up.

There were several reasons the other half decided not to go. Some didn’t have enough confidence in their abilities to stay safe. Others felt their family background was strong enough that they didn’t have to fight for merit so desperately. And of course there were those who just had no interest in joining.

Feng Wu was part of the group of people to sign up to fight. The only reason she joined was because in one of their conversations, she had found out that Ming Xi was going to Blood Moon forest to strengthen the barrier.

Even though Ming Xi's hand was more than halfway healed and he would return to school soon, Feng Wu wanted to see him even sooner. She took the initiative to sign up because she really missed him. She would never have bothered with the event otherwise.

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507: The Greatest War is About to Start

Feng Wu’s suitemates along with most of her friends had signed up as well. And now they, along with everyone else who signed up, were on their way to Blood Moon forest.

A powerful barrier seal was laid in the forest at the junction between the two worlds, but because the seal was damaged, high numbers of Blood clan people were flooding into the human world and feasting on human blood. It was a dangerous situation for humanity.

Ming Xi had participated in the repair work for the previous barrier seal,[notes] and though it had been successful, problems came up later.

The barrier being destroyed again only meant one thing: a human traitor. Someone was sabotaging the barrier from the human side and allowing the bloods to escape into the human world.

Many Blood clan members were taking advantage of the severely damaged enchantment lines and attacking and mutilating humans. The major forces and families on the continent put aside their differences and assembled people to fight the Blood clan.

So many people were there, including the elites of the major families. Even if they had differences and disagreements, the one thing all the families agreed on was fighting against the Blood clan. They couldn’t let the enemy take advantage of them, so they had to show a united front.

By the time Feng Wu and the others reached the forest, the aura of blood in the forest was thick and heavy with casualties from both sides. Who knew how much blood had already seeped into the soil.

The students had to stay on the outskirts of the forest. There was a house used to accommodate the patrol who watched the forest, but there were far too many people to all fit inside. Only those with the highest status used it. Everyone else had to set up tents outside or find some other accommodation.

Feng Wu’s group had arrived later, so they stayed in tents on the outskirts of the forest.

Someone called out to Feng Wu just as she finished setting up her tent.

It was Yi Lin,[notes] who she hadn’t seen in a long time.

“Feng Wu, come here. My mother says she has something to tell you.” Yi Lin had been torn about passing on the word. She and Feng Wu weren’t friendly and had in fact left on bad terms with each other.

Yi Lin hadn’t seen Feng Wu since their last botched encounter,[notes] but she had heard gossip that Feng Wu was doing well.

Feng Wu thought it had to be Feng TianJiao. The two of them didn’t have much interaction so Feng Wu had a neutral opinion of TianJiao. She thought about it only for a moment before following Yi Lin to TianJiao’s tent.

In fact, TianJiao was only there because she was afraid something would happen. She had an inexplicable feeling the blood issue was related to TianXing.[notes] So despite not being welcomed, she still came to the forest. She didn’t care what anyone else thought about her. Her only goal was TianXing.

“Auntie.” Feng Wu blinked and called out expressionlessly upon entering the tent and seeing TianJiao in full battle armor.

“Hm.” TianJiao nodded and the words, “You’re too young to be in a place like this,” suddenly came out of her lips, but she quickly followed them with, “Forget it. Since you’re already here, just lay low and don’t stupidly rush forward to fight. There are so many other people here already. How can they make a little girl rush to the front lines? Remember this well, stay in the back and gain merit from there. . . ”

“Also be careful of your little aunt. She’s not as harmless as she makes herself appear. If she calls out to you, just ignore her. If she wants to meet in a secluded place, reject her.”

TianJiao didn’t like her brother, who was biased, and she didn’t care for her father, who was devoted to TianXing, but she nevertheless, still tried to protect her niece and nephew.

She didn’t know what her sister was up to, but she knew her TianXing would do something big soon. She came to obstruct whatever those plans were.

In the meantime, afraid that her dense niece would be fooled by TianXing, TianJiao had asked Yi Lin to fetch Feng Wu so she could give the little girl some words of warning.

Feng Wu blinked. Little aunt? Did she mean Feng TianXing?

“Xiao Wu has remembered well Big Auntie’s words.” Feng Wu looked at TianJiao seriously.

That was it? Shouldn’t this little girl be going on about how her little aunt was a good person and would never do her harm and yadda yadda? TianJiao was taken aback by the agreeable answer from Feng Wu.

It didn’t feel right.

TianJiao coughed uncomfortably, feeling awkward at how easy it was to talk to Feng Wu. She had only warned the little girl out of duty and never expected Feng Wu to believe her.

After saying a few more words, TianJiao had Yi Lin take Feng Wu back. But before Feng Wu left, she told Feng Wu to come find her if she needed to talk. Feng Wu obediently responded.

It was a pleasant conversation with zero issues.

Feng Wu returned to her tent and found some dried food to eat with the others. They obeyed orders from the higher ups and pulled out a map to familiarize themselves with the environment.

Soon enough the first day ended without Feng Wu even realizing it. She hadn’t even had the chance to find Ming Xi.

...

A battle strategy meeting with several extremely powerful people was being held in the house outside the Blood Moon forest. There were teachers from the academy, saints from Star Marshall hall, elders from the various powerful families, and a few high-level representatives of the trade houses. In total, there were more than a dozen people.

Seated in the main seat was the vice principal of Xingguang Holy academy. Since the two races were fighting, it was only natural a representative of the school attend. Star Marshall hall sent four saints, but they were young and newly appointed, so having the vice principal preside over the meeting was appropriate.

Ming Xi sat silently next to the vice principal, while behind him stood Tian Ya. It was natural for Tian Ya to be there since he was Ming Xi’s personal bodyguard.

508: A Suspicious Person

The Ancient Silver Moon kingdom was the most powerful amongst the four empires when it came to enchantments and seals, so it was expected they would send a representative.

This slot was given to Ming Xi.

In ancient times, the war between the gods and demons affected all the races: from the humans, to the bloods, to the Asura[notes] and more. The races all suffered a tremendous amount of damage from the battle.

The Asura king of the Asura people and the Blood emperor of the Blood clan got together and created a world for the two races to hide away from the fight between gods and demons. The Asura king and the Blood emperor took their people and departed to that world which they named Asura world.

However, there were blood people who were comfortable living in the human world drinking human blood. They were reluctant to leave and go to live in a smaller world.

The ones in the forest now were not these. These were the descendants of the ones who left, and after such a long time, their population had grown considerably.

The human world would fall into chaos if they entered through the broken seal, especially now with their mastery of sun protection.

“There must be a traitor. If we don’t find who it is soon, it won’t matter if we repair the barrier; it’ll just break again!” An adventurer representing the Adventurer’s guild slapped the table angrily.

“Elder Roy’s words are reasonable. This traitor must be found as soon as possible, otherwise we will surely suffer at the hands of our enemy!” Elder Al of the Magician’s guild spoke up.

“Who is the traitor? Do you have any clues?” An elder of the Jia clan was concerned about the same issue.

Everyone knew finding the traitor was far more important than killing the bloods. Whoever the traitor was, the person was familiar with Blood Moon forest and knew the weak points in the enchantment. A dangerous person like that had to be found, otherwise there wouldn’t be peace and their current military campaign would be in jeopardy.

“Teacher Feng TianXing, you’ve guarded Blood Moon forest for so many years, do you have any ideas?” asked the vice principal.

“This. . . ” TianXing looked at the elders with some embarrassment. “I do have a suspect in mind, but I hope it is not him.”

“You’re referring to your senior brother Lunza?” The vice principal asked.

Only a small number of people knew about Lunza. He disappeared without a trace, along with their master and the four elemental elder protectors.

Essentially all the powerful masters who guarded Blood Moon forest had disappeared, likely having met with misfortune. The only one who avoided the calamity was TianXing.

Lunza was the main suspect in the disappearances so there was file on him at the academy and at Star Marshall hall. His relationship with a blood woman had come to light in the course of a detailed investigation. This was why he was the most likely suspect.

“I don’t think it’s Lunza. He was already gone by the time the first barrier was damaged. I made this second one. Being gone, how could he know where the weak points were?” Ming Xi raised an objection to it being Lunza. He was the most likely culprit, but that didn’t mean it couldn’t be someone else. In his opinion, everyone who guarded Blood Moon were possible culprits. They were in the best position to contact the Blood clan; plus, it would have been impossible to tell if any of them had been brainwashed.

“His Royal Highness Ming Xi is correct. We shouldn’t only look at one person. I also don’t think Lunza could have destroyed the barrier this time,” said another elder. This elder was very old and was a half-step from reaching saint level. But considering his age, it was unlikely he would be able to break through, which was why he volunteered to lead the expedition for his clan. He wanted to fight for his juniors.

Several elders also voiced their support for Ming Xi’s view. By the end of the meeting, it was clear the older people who guarded the forest would be locked away in custody for a time.

Lunza was suspicious, but he was missing. Feng TianXing, on the other hand, was the only high-level guard still present. Everyone placed her on the list of suspects mentally but refrained from saying anything out loud out of respect. They would not speak their suspicions in public but they would investigate her privately.

It didn’t look like she would be part of any important future meetings, but TianXing wasn’t worried. If they wanted to investigate, then let them. She doubted they had the ability to find anything. If they had, she would never have been able to stay at the academy for so long.

She wasn’t fooled. She knew the people at Star Marshall hall had arranged for her to teach at the academy so they could keep her close by. They hadn’t found anything after she’d been there for so long. Another investigation wasn’t going to give them any new information.

Of course, Feng Wu and the other students didn’t know anything about the contents of the meeting. The next day Feng Wu took Rui Baby with her to go and see Ming Xi. She was so excited. She hadn’t seen him in a long time and missed him terribly.

Ming Xi was staying in the house on the outskirts of the forest. It was the house the forest guards and TianXing had lived in while guarding the forest. That Ming Xi was staying there showed how important he was.

Because all the important people were staying in the house, guards stood watch outside. It was obvious at a glance the guards were from the Ancient Silver Moon kingdom based on their uniform.

This didn’t register with Feng Wu at all. She just told the guard she was there to see Ming Xi and she was let in.

Ming Xi was inside reading a book.

The seal had never been so damaged before. And this time it would be a lot harder to repair. At this point, the only bloods that couldn’t leave the sealed lands were the prince-level powerhouses.

They would have to push the bloods that entered the human world back inside before redoing the seal. It wouldn’t be easy, but it would be catastrophic if they closed the barrier with the Blood clan people still free in the human world.

There were a few translation lines I really had to spend time on. Hoping there aren't too many more going forward.
Dee:

Thank you for the chapter update! Feng Wu finally gets to meet her sweetheart 😍

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509: Together, Finally

Anything that endangered the continent had to be destroyed so Ming Xi was busy studying and trying to find the issue with the seal. The problem with the seal was a strange one. He remembered using Xiao Chun’s purification ability to clear away all the blood people last time. Everything had been purified and the seal reinforced. He even kept the weak points secret.

And yet the seal broke, from the human side no less. This was what made it so incomprehensible to Ming Xi. Not many people people break his barriers. Amongst those that could, none of them would have helped the Blood clan, so who did it was even more of a mystery.

Ming Xi was consulting the classic texts in order to devise an unbreakable seal and had made some progress by the time Feng Wu arrived.

Feng Wu approached when she saw him raise his head.

“Senior Ming Xi.” Feng Wu said before slowly stepping inside. Her steps were firm and her eyes clearly expressed her attachment.

Ming Xi waved to her and said, “Come here.”

Feng Wu walked over obediently. She stood in front before squatting down to his level. She held up his injured hand and inspected it. It was still cold, but now it wasn’t stiff and could flex a little.

“Does it hurt?” Feng Wu held his hand like it was a treasure.

“It doesn’t hurt. Do not worry.” Ming Xi patted her lightly on the head.

“I miss you.” Feng Wu spoke seriously as she turned to look up at him. She had missed him and thought about him every day. Was this love?

Feng Wu didn’t know. All she knew was that Ming Xi was a very important person to her. She wanted him to be Xiao Ye’s father and the three of them to be a family together forever.

It was just how Feng Wu was: simple and direct.

Ming Xi’s eyes trembled slightly when he heard her. “I. . .  missed you too.”

Yes, he had missed her. In fact, not a day went by when he didn’t think of her and her expressionless face. There was no expression on her face now, but somehow he thought it was really cute.

“Xiao Wu...” Ming Xi whispered her name softly.

“What?” Feng Wu blinked her eyes which were a little misty.

“Would you like to be my sweetheart?” Ming Xi could feel the sweat forming on his hands. His heart was racing and thudding so loudly it was like a drum in his ears.

“If we're sweethearts, then we’ll definitely get married!” Feng Wu’s voice was filled with expectation as she looked at Ming Xi, her face utterly seriously.

Marriage?! This... was a little fast!

...

Jier was on Feng Wu as soon as she returned to the camp area. He knew she’d gone to see Ming Xi and he wasn’t optimistic about the couple’s prospects. Ming Xi would be the future ruler of the Ancient Silver Moon kingdom, and his wife would therefore be the future queen. With Feng Wu’s temperament, would she make a good queen?

Honestly, as long as Ming Xi was willing to spoil her, Feng Wu could live a good life as queen even if she chose not to participate in worldly affairs.

Wasn’t the current queen doing just that? After she gave birth to Ming Xi, the youngest prince, she moved and lived alone in a different courtyard and spent her days gardening and raising birds. The king accompanied her every day and their relationship was still going strong.

Maybe Feng Wu could live her life privately behind closed doors away from the public eye, like the current queen.

Jier was thinking of ways to help Feng Wu, but Ming Xi had to accept her, and perhaps just as important, the people of the Ancient Silver Moon kingdom had to accept her as well.

Feng Wu had a rough background and she wasn’t your average girl. Then there was Xiao Ye; this little guy was part of the package. Would the people of the Ancient Silver Moon kingdom accept her as their queen?

The odds were low.

Jier couldn’t bear it when he thought how cruel reality would be for Feng Wu. He didn’t want to watch her jump into the vortex, but he didn’t know how to stop it. Honestly, if it wasn’t for Ming Xi’s status, they would have made a perfectly fine couple.

Feng Wu didn’t understand human social interactions, but she was simple and pure. Ming Xi was clever and open-minded with a big heart. Jier had no doubt Ming Xi would take good care of Feng Wu if they got together.

But Ming Xi’s background was too high! And Feng Wu already had a child. For Feng Wu to be together with Ming Xi would be incredibly difficult!

The more Jier thought about it, the more his head ached. It was too early to think about it now, but it would be too late to think about later.

Jier had been chatting with Feng Wu for a while when it suddenly hit him. The nearly impossible had happened! They had gotten together!

Jier was so shocked when he realized it. This was too scary! There were no warning signs! My goodness, this was purposefully scaring people to death!

Jier could see Feng Wu was in a good mood. It looked like she had made progress with Ming Xi.

Jier couldn’t bear to burst her bubble, so he kept his concerns to himself.

Forget it, just let her be happy for a while. Telling her would only give her problems.

Jier ran back to his tent after finishing his conversation with Feng Wu. He needed time to digest everything.

He was sighing so much, his roommates had to ask if something was wrong.

“Xiao Wu finally got together with Senior Ming Xi.” Jier sighed after sharing.

“Isn’t that a good thing? Feng Wu has liked Senior Ming Xi for so long now, and now her wish is fulfilled. I bet she’s probably dying of happiness right now.”

“What’s there to be happy about?! Those two aren’t suited for each other at all. I’m afraid Feng Wu is going to get hurt later on.” Jier bemoaned.

“There’s nothing to worry about. Senior Ming Xi knows proper moderation. If he’s decided to be with Feng Wu, then for sure, he won’t make her sad.”

Ming Xi was one of the few seniors who didn’t have any romantic drama attached to his name, and yet, was still loved by so many female students.

“Huh? How can things be that simple? You guys don’t get it.” Jier stopped caring what his roommates thought. He sighed and walked away.

The confused roommates: How can we understand if you don’t explain!

510: Feng Family’s Father and Son Worry

Everyone was busy preparing for the next big battle, so only those close to Feng Wu were interested in watching the romance between the couple.

Feng Tianhang and Feng Juntian[notes] were both there on behalf of the Feng family clan to support the war efforts. Feng Ting[notes] had also tagged along, hoping to earn some merits in battle and improve her reputation in the family.

Feng Ting and Feng Yanran had stayed together since arriving at Blood Moon forest. They didn’t know what was going on, but they kept getting closer to the action in the forest.

They had arrived a day earlier, but had been too busy to meet with Feng Wu, but today Feng Wu’s father finally found some time to meet with his daughter.

Tianhang loved his daughter, but he was a serious man and was uncomfortable showing affection. Juntian was like his father and was also a serious brother and had not been close to the original Feng Wu.

“Brother!” Feng Wu rushed into her brother's arms as soon as she saw him coming. She received a nice head rub as a result.

After patting her head, Juntian took her to the tent he was sharing with his father.

Originally, Tianhang could have lived in the house, but he chose to live in a tent with his son instead. He was so busy, he didn’t have time to take care of the kids. It was rare for him to have free time, so when he did, he liked to share meals with them.

The cook was just setting up the food when Feng Wu arrived. Feng Wu obediently greeted her father before sitting down between him and Juntian to eat. All three ate silently.

Tianhang wanted to talk to his daughter, unfortunately she was not cooperating. Feng Wu had been focused solely on her bowl from the moment she sat down. She hadn’t even bothered to spare him a glance.

He was so sad! Didn’t his daughter love him anymore?!

While his father was lamenting the situation, Juntian didn’t even give it a thought. He even helped Feng Wu with a dish here and there from time to time. Neither siblings were talkative. Communicating with just looks was sufficient.

“Xiao Wu, Xiao Ye is slowly growing up. You should start thinking about the important things in life. Your grandfather has selected a few good candidates from the families in the ancient east. You should go and see them next time you come home. Pick the right person and start settling down.”

The people on the continent were accustomed to late marriages and childbearing, but Feng Wu’s situation was a little different. Her already having a child would make things more difficult. Things wouldn’t be as bad since Little Bun was still so small, but things would only become more difficult as he grew bigger, so Feng Wu really needed to marry soon.

Young children were easier to raise, and as they got older, they would come to understand and inevitably have their own thoughts on not being a biological child.

Tianhang wanted to have Feng Wu marry before Xiao Ye could recognize people.

Unfortunately, Tianhang had no idea his small grandson already recognized people and was speaking.

“Hm?” Feng Wu didn’t understand, and her eyes were filled with question marks.

What was ‘the right person’ and what was settling down? She didn’t understand.

“Father wants to find a marriage partner for you, that way Xiao Ye can have a father. Don't worry about choosing the wrong person. The whole family is behind you. No matter who you pick, the person won’t dare treat you poorly.”

Juntian could see his little sister was confused so he explained the situation in blunt, clear terms.

“No need. Xiao Ye has a father and I have found someone to marry.” Feng Wu swallowed the last bite of her meal before replying. She looked at her father with big, bright, serious eyes.

“You have a boyfriend? Which boy is so discerning?” Tianhang was worried about the boy having bad intentions.[notes]

Despite his thoughts, Tianhang kept his face neutral.

“It’s Senior Ming Xi. Senior and I are sweethearts now. I will marry him in the future.” Feng Wu was very serious when she said this.

What?! Father and son were dumbstruck. Who did she just say she was going to marry?! Wasn’t Ming Xi the name of the future ruler of the Ancient Silver Moon kingdom? Was she talking about the same Ming Xi? It had to be.

They had to admit, Feng Wu was very cute. But this was the heir to an empire they were talking about here. How could he associate with a woman who already had a child? No way! On second thought, it was too hard to believe!

“Haha. Xiao Wu, you really know how to choose them. This person actually has the same name as Prince Ming Xi of the Ancient Silver Moon kingdom. Haha...” He laughed a few times to hide his discomfort.

Father and son looked at each other, feeling as though their hearts were quaking.

“Ming Xi seems to be the prince of the Ancient Silver Moon kingdom, yes.” Feng Wu confirmed.

No way! It was the same person!

“No, absolutely not. I don’t agree with you two being together. Xiao Wu, that kind of royal family is no good. What they do best is play around with naïve girls like you. So you must break up with him immediately, and afterwards keep your distance!”

Tianhang nearly yelled, but he restrained himself. He did not want some princeling to play around with his precious daughter. He was afraid that once Ming Xi was done playing around, he would wash his hands of her and walk away. His daughter would be left all alone. How could he, as a father, bear that?!

People will point their fingers mercilessly at her. What if she died from the pain and left Xiao Ye without a mother?!

The picture in Tianhang’s imagination grew worse and worse. Ming Xi had no idea he was being painted as a scumbag by his future father-in-law.

“Father is right. Ming Xi’s status is too high. You’ll have a lot of pressure when you’re with him; plus, his family and clansmen aren’t likely to accept you and Xiao Ye either.” Juntian spoke solemnly in agreement with his father.

Feng Wu’s reply was unexpected. “Why should I have Ming Xi’s parents accept me? What does this have to do with his parents?” Feng Wu blinked doubtfully. She had never learned about these things. White[notes] had never taught.

White never thought anyone could bully his little disciple as long as he was alive. So for the man’s parents, it didn’t matter if they agreed or not to the marriage. White wasn’t concerned at all. As long as Feng Wu took a liking to the young man, White had planned on just kidnapping the guy and bringing him to the mountain. After all, who wouldn’t like his adorable disciple?

Omission notes are untranslated areas. The lack of sleep is frazzling my brain so expect to see more of them.
Kodenir:

Thanks for the chapter! Good for Feng Wu!

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hoangthong:

thanks for the chapter

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Dee:

Thank you for the chapter update! Seeing them become sweethearts made me want to reread the story from the beginning. Yay! 😁

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Feng Ye’s Father is. . .  ; Xiao Ye's Past

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511: Feng Ye’s Father is. . . 

A pity White never thought he and his disciple would travel to another world and get separated. He never told Feng Wu that two people who wanted to be together needed to have their respective parents come forward and betroth them. So in this regard, Feng Wu didn’t have the same common sense others had.

In her mind, as long as Ming Xi agreed to be Xiao Ye’s father and marry her, they could be together as a family. It had not nothing to do with anyone else.

Father and son didn’t think it was that simple. Ming Xi was a prince, and the future ruler of the Ancient Silver Moon kingdom. His marriage announcement wouldn’t be that simple.

Though the four emperors had a right to freely choose their spouses, it was impossible for any of them to choose a woman already with child.

Never mind the fact that no one would do such a thing. That kind of spouse wouldn’t be accepted by a royal family.

Father and son were practically dying of sorrow upon learning it was Ming Xi. Feng Wu thought it was just between her and Ming Xi, but they knew it wasn’t as simple as that.

Could the current Ancient Silver Moon emperor and his empress accept a daughter-in-law who already had a child with someone else before marriage?

If they firmly opposed, what could Feng Wu do?

It was heartbreaking. Tianhang felt like he’d aged a few years.

It didn’t really make sense, so the father and son angrily went to Ming Xi after the meal.

Ming Xi was studying the seal and had not expected to see Tianhang and Juntian. From the looks on their faces, it didn’t look like it would be a good visit.

He knew who they were and had a good guess why they were there.

“Uncle Feng, Big Brother Juntian, please have a seat.” Ming Xi put down his book and stood up from his chair.

“There is no need. We, father and son, are only here to ask Prince Ming Xi one thing.” Though Tianhang had already formed an opinion about Ming Xi, he did not show it in his voice, because no matter how angry he was, the person he was speaking to was the future ruler of one of the great kingdoms on the continent.

Ming Xi was not someone his family could afford to offend.

“Of course, Uncle Feng.” Ming Xi replied with a smile good naturedly.

It was a light smile but beautiful and soft as the moonlight.

Unfortunately, neither father nor son were in the mood to appreciate it.

“I heard that Your Highness and my house’s Xiao Wu are becoming quite close?” Tianghang began tactfully.

“Yes, Xiao Wu and I are dating.” Ming Xi didn’t beat around the bush, but freely admitted his relationship with Feng Wu.

“Your Royal Highness is so direct. We father and son shall also be as direct.” Feng Juntian continued. “My sister, Feng Wu, is an ordinary girl. I’m afraid her identity will not match with Your Highness’s identity. Please, if you can, keep your distance from her.”

Ming Xi frowned at this. “Did I do something inappropriate?”

“No, Your Highness worried overly. It is simply that my little sister has many shortcomings and is not a worthy fit for Your Highness.”

Tianhang stepped forward and said, “Yes, I believe, with Your Highness’s status, it should not be difficult to find a young lady better than my daughter. My family’s Xiao Wu is not suitable for royal life. Please Your Highness, let my daughter go.”

“No matter how good the women in this world are, they are not Xiao Wu. I wish to be with Xiao Wu.” Ming Xi looked at both father and son seriously as he made his declaration.

“What about your family? Will they accept Xiao Wu? Do you know that Xiao Wu has a child? Can you, as the future emperor of the Ancient Silver Moon kingdom, accept someone else’s child?” Juntian pushed.

Ming Xi smiled when he thought of the cute little dumpling. “Xiao Ye is adorable. Royal Father and Mother will like him.”

“No matter how adorable Xiao Ye is, he is not a child born between Your Highness and Xiao Wu. Will the emperor and empress truly not mind?” Tianhang didn’t believe it.

If Juntian had brought a woman with child home and declared he wanted to marry her and raise her child, Tianhang knew perfectly well how angry he would be. It would have been strange if he didn’t slap mother and son to death.

Could the emperor and empress of a kingdom accept something even he himself, who wasn’t that high in status, couldn’t accept? Not a chance!

“They will not mind.” Ming Xi declared definitively.

“This is enough of your nonsense!” Tianhang lost it. He cursed after hearing such a preposterous and irresponsible remark.

“Father!” Juntian pulled his father’s arm. This was the future Ancient Silver Moon kingdom’s ruler. They couldn’t scold him!

Tianhang knew what he said was offensive, but he didn’t intend to apologize. If this man could fool around with his daughter, then he could damn well be scolded!

Ming Xi pretended not to hear. The other party was the father of the girl he liked, so he couldn’t be angry.

“Uncle Feng, Big Brother Juntian, do you know who Xiao Ye’s father is?” Ming Xi asked abruptly.

“We do not. Are you trying to say Xiao Ye is your son?!” Juntian’s eyes widened in shock at the possibility.

Tianhang was also staring hopefully.

Ming Xi shook his head. “No, I am not Xiao Ye’s biological father.”

“Since you’re not, why did you ask us? Do you know who he is?” Juntian guessed.

Ming Xi shook his head again. “I do not know who Xiao Ye’s biological father is either.”

“Then what did you mean by mentioning it just now!?” Was it fun to tease them like this?!

Father and son glared at Ming Xi, thinking he was doing this on purpose. This person was too bad. How could he joke about such an important matter? Everyone said Prince Ming Xi was warm and polite, that he knew when to advance and retreat, but it looked like whoever made those evaluations were deceived.

“What I wanted to say was, Xiao Ye does not have a father.”

The words were like a blast of thunder to Juntian and his father.

They had been trying to find out who assaulted Feng Wu for over two years now. It was something that had bothered everyone in the family. To actually hear Ming Xi say it, that Xiao Ye didn’t have a father, it sounded like a joke. How could Xiao Ye exist without a father?

The only other possibility was the Motherhood fruit. Could Feng Wu have eaten it and become pregnant? But how could something like that have been possible? Xiao Wu knew what the fruit looked like. How could she have foolishly eaten one?

“Both of you, please do not be surprised. I understood the truth after listening to the vice principal’s explanation. Ming Xi proceeded to retell the secret of Xiao Ye’s birth as it was related by the vice principal.

By the end of it, the two men walked out of Ming Xi’s temporary study with stunned expressions. Please, could someone explain to them how the elf king became a member of their Feng family? Too illogical!

The elf king had disappeared long ago, as far back as before the war between gods and demons in the ancient times. Everyone said he reverted back to the earth after sacrificing himself to strengthen the seal between heaven and earth.

512: Xiao Ye’s Past

According to legend, the elf king was a natural born god who was merciful, kind, and benevolent. He was the first god born in the world after the creator left. Except for the creator’s descendants, there wasn’t another god more respected or venerable.

This noble existence exhausted all his strength in the war ten thousand years ago. It was not in the battle between gods and demons, but during an intrusion between worldly planes of existence.

The barrier between the planes had been destroyed and many extraterrestrial creatures entered, killing everything in sight.

The gods intervened and drove away the creatures, however the barrier enchantment remained damaged. This was when the elf king appeared. He came and used all his divine power to repair the enchantment and restore peace to the realm. He and all the other elves disappeared afterwards. The tree of life, which was the elf king’s birth tree, also withered away.

Not a single elf had been spotted on the continent since. There were the occasional mixed elves, but no pure-blooded ones. It was like they existed in fairy tales and were now only found in the annals of history.

And yet Ming Xi was here telling them the elf king wasn’t just alive, but had been reborn as a member of their Feng family!

A joke! It had to be a joke!

Xiao Ye’s past was too shocking. They had to try really hard to calm themselves down.

Feng Wu felt they were acting strangely. They visited her when they had nothing to do and often asked to see Xiao Ye so she would bring him out of her space ring for them. Originally, she kept Xiao Ye inside and only brought him out when she was free, but with two more babysitters, she was able to bring him out more often.

Anyone else would have wondered if the sudden interest was because of some conspiracy. But with Feng Wu, the thought never crossed her mind. The girl was just happy someone else could help look after Little Bun.

Though Little Bun didn’t like to cry, he was super clingy. And ever since he started talking, he was an incessant chatterbox and constantly asked questions.

Feng Wu was not a talkative person, but now she had a baby who loved to ask questions. He was quick becoming someone she wanted to avoid.

“Er, can Baby be quiet for a little bit?” was a constant refrain.

Now with her brother and father in the picture, Feng Wu felt a freer. Even when she slept, there was someone to watch her baby. There was none of the noise from all his questions.

She expressed her satisfaction and welcomed her two new babysitters.

Now that they knew Xiao Ye’s identity, Tianhang and Juntian stopped worrying about the royal family not liking Feng Wu. Instead they began discussing Feng Wu’s dowry.

Feng Wu still had no idea about any of it. She only new Little Bun came from her. Other than that, his identity was unimportant.

When Feng Wu told Ming Xi about her father and brother’s strange behavior, he had touched her head and smiled. Then he hugged her and said, “Xiao Wu, we will get married after you graduate.”

This made Feng Wu frown.

“But that will be many years from now. That’s too long. I’ll be an old maid by then.”

There wasn’t a single girl who lived at the foot of Yuehua mountain who wasn’t married by the time she was in her twenty. Feng Wu was going to be twenty in a few years; she would be an old maid.

“Can we get married sooner?”

Ming Xi helplessly wondered if she shouldn’t be more shy. She really did dare say anything.

. . . 

It wasn’t long before the Blood clan launched an all-out war against humanity. They were fighting every day and the Blood Moon forest lived up to its name.

The smell of blood grew stronger as the days passed, with casualties mounting on both sides. Feng Wu was assigned to the rear and did not see action in the front lines at all.

Many second-year students were assigned to the rear as support personnel. They were tasked with taking care of the wounded, cooking and delivering meals. It didn’t sound like much but it was still busy every day.

Feng Wu had no option but to keep Little Bun in the space ring. He stayed inside for several days without once coming out; fortunately though, Little White[notes] was there to take care of him so he wouldn’t go hungry.

Feng Wu knew several of the other girls who were also assigned the same work: Feng Ting, Feng Yanran, Yi Lin, Jasmine, Annika, Xi, Diane, Ai Lin, Zi Cheng, Yifu and Zi Cheng's new friend Nelly. The list went on and on...

Zo would have been so surprised if he saw Nellie,[notes]the female saint who had been brainwashed by the system into loving Zi Cheng. The poor girl had destroyed her beloved family because of Zi Cheng’s favorability system, and by the end of the era, she absolutely hated Zi Cheng with every fiber of her being.

Zo had promised Nellie he would stop her from getting close to Zi Cheng and repeating the same mistake that led to her tragic fate.

This time around, although the timing happened later, the two girls still met, and it was obvious from their interaction they were good friends.

Ai Lin was watching the girls as well. She was trying to think how to stop Nellie from falling into Zi Cheng’s hands.

Rui Baby was nestled atop Feng Wu’s head, flapping his wings every now and again. He had no interest in the war between humans and bloods.

Feng Wu was focused on washing the vegetables. After experiencing her cooking once, no one in the group dared try it again. They would rather go hungry and eat grass than eat her cooking. Eating it would have been fatal. They wouldn’t have to worry about the bloods killing them; they would probably die from food poisoning.

hoangthong:

just let xiao wu cook then throw them into blood clan, problem solved :))

-(Sun) November 13, 2022 @ 5:41pm

justreads:
Haha. I don't think they would touch it with a ten foot pole.
Dee:

Thank you for the chapter update! What a background Xiao Ye, but your still our little cutie 🥰

-(Tue) November 15, 2022 @ 5:35pm

Little bun :

Thank you for the chapter 😍😍😍😍

-(Sat) November 19, 2022 @ 3:32pm

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513: Feng Ting’s Death

From then on, Feng Wu’s duties didn’t involve any cooking, instead she was assigned food preparation. Everyone was safer this way.

As for Ai Lin, she was troubled and preoccupied thinking of ways to keep Nellie away from Zi Cheng. It was really difficult because she wasn’t on good terms with Zi Cheng, but Zi Cheng was friendly with Nellie. This meant Nellie wasn’t likely to pay her any mind. She touched her chin thinking about it and finally came up with some ideas. Now as to when she should implement them. . . 

She really was a good teammate to Zo; truly worthy of his trust.

The blood moon, characteristic of the Blood Moon forest, shown brightly in the red sky. It was a symbol of the blood race, and some even said it was the source of their power. Whether it was true or not was anyone’s guess.

“What?!”

“Bite! Hurry and bite quickly!” TianXing stuffed a brocade handkerchief into Yanran’s mouth, afraid her daughter would bite her tongue.

Yanran’s forehead was covered in cold sweat and every inch of her body hurt. Even her bones hurt. The two bloodlines in her body were repelled against each other, fighting and clashing hard, neither side retreating.

The pain was so unbearable, she wanted to die. It had gotten worse with time, going from yearly, to monthly to now every few days.

The ordeal lasted an hour but Yanran survived.

Her face looked weak and clearly distressed as she fixed her clothes that had become a mess. Her mother fed her a bottle of recovery potion.

Yanran’s face looked better after drinking the recovery potion from her mother.

“Mom, I can’t take it anymore.” Yanran leaned pitifully into her mother’s embrace. The pain just now was so powerful, she felt like she had nothing left in her body. Even after drinking the recovery potion, she still felt weak all over.

“Don’t be afraid. Mommy will figure out a solution to this. You’ll be fine baby.” A light flashed in TianXing’s eyes, as though she had finally come to some kind of decision.

...

“Ah!” A scream pierced the night.

Nellie took several steps back out of fear and bumped into Ai Lin, who had run over because of the scream.

A chorus of questions came from the group of students.

“What’s going on? What happened?”

“What’s happened?”

“Who screamed? Did something happen?”

“Does anyone know what happened?”

A group of boys, not far away, had rushed over as well. They had just returned from battle and had been taking a break with the other soldiers.

The bloods harassed them from time to time, so everyone worked in shifts to guard the area.

One of the boys had a bad expression on his face because the scream yanked him awake just as he was about to fall asleep. He was going to be pissed if the scream was because of a bug.

“Ah!” Nellie screamed again. She was so frightened that she squatted down and buried her head between her knees. It didn’t look like she was going to stop screaming anytime soon.

Ai Lin dragged Nellie up and slapped her hard. “Stop screaming. Tell us what happened.”

Though the gesture was rough, it had the intended effect. Nellie stopped screaming and came back to her senses.

With trembling fingers, Nellie pointed to some bushes nearby and said, “Feng Ting is dead!”

One of the boys ran over, and sure enough there was a corpse in the bushes; its body drained of all blood. Murder!

“How could a blood come to our camp?!”

“The bloods are everywhere, even here.”

“How am I going to be able to sleep peacefully now?”

“It won’t be possible now. If a blood comes to dine on you in the night, you’ll be dead in your sleep!”

There was so much discussion that eventually even the higher ups called for an investigation. They were afraid some bloods had mixed in their group. A large-scale inspection of the entire camp was done.

Eventually, they found a blood clan member. And though they caught him in the forest, he chose to detonate himself instead of saying anything.

This meant they had no one to question. The only witness who knew anything was Nellie, who shared what she knew honestly.

She and Feng Ting had met up to do some laundry together. Halfway done, Nellie accidentally dropped her basin in the river. She had to chase after it before the current took it too far and the clothes were lost. By the time she got back, Feng Ting was gone.

Nellie complained a bit, annoyed that Feng Ting hadn’t waited for her. She quickly resumed her washing and was twice as fast since she was now by herself. She was about to return with her wash basin when she passed by the bush and saw Feng Ting’s body. . . 

Nellie never expected it and had screamed in fright. That was when everyone showed up.

Panic ran through the camp because of Feng Ting’s death. Everyone was afraid a blood clan member would come out and suck their blood. Security became much stricter, and no one dared be alone, lest they become a victim.

The higher ups were having a hard time. Feng Ting, though she wasn’t a favored child, was a concubine daughter of Feng house, so her death was a big deal.

The Feng house was a powerful clan with a long history and high status in the ancient eastern kingdoms, and one of their daughters had just died.

514: Lunza Appears

Tianhang was saddened to learn his daughter was dead. No matter what, he had raised her for so many years. It was like raising a pet; after so many years, of course there would be some affection. How could he not be sad?

Juntian sighed. Although he wasn’t as close to Feng Ting as he was to Feng Wu, he never considered her an outsider. He was also sad at the news.

How a blood clan member got in and managed to feed on Feng Ting was a mystery.

TianXing went to comfort her elder brother after Feng Ting’s death. Sometimes she would even personally cook and accompany her brother and her nephew at meal times.

The battle between the two races intensified a few days later. After one particularly big battle, something strange happened – everyone from the Feng house vanished.

Ming Xi immediately sent people to look for Feng Wu upon learning about her disappearance. But it was useless; they couldn’t find anything.

Other families who sent their elite children to investigate didn’t do any better.

What could have happened to make someone as strong as TianXing and Tianhang disappear without a trace? There were also Feng Wu, Juntian, and Yanran. They were all gone.[notes]

The similarity to how the four elders disappeared was eerie; the elders had also vanished inexplicably.

Feng Wu awoke to find herself on the ground with her brother and father. They were unconscious so she couldn’t tell if they were injured. Feng Wu thought back to what happened.

After the battle that day, TianXing came over and cooked for everyone. She had Yanran ask Feng Wu if Feng Wu wanted to eat together. At that time, Rui Baby had gone to Ming Xi to help him study the barrier, so she followed Yanran to her father’s tent alone.

The last thing she remembered was eating the soup Yanran made.

TianXing and Juntian woke up just as Feng Wu was recalling the events.

“What is this place? Why are we here?” Tianhang’s voice came out a little hoarse because he was dazed from just waking up.

“Father, are you all right?” Juntian was in better condition because had eaten less than his father did.

Feng Wu ate the most, but because of her constitution and the treasures living insider her, Pure Flame and Xiao Chun, she wasn’t as affected and woke up the soonest. She was a little sleepy but didn’t suffer any adverse reactions.

“I’m all right. Juntian, why are we here? Where are your little aunt and Yanran?” Tianhang was worried because he did not see them amongst his children.

Juntian shook his head. “I just woke up too, so I didn’t see Little Aunt or Yanran.”

They tried to support each other up, but found they had no inner qi in their bodies. At this point they realized they’d been drugged.

“Xiao Wu, are you all right?” Juntian asked his sister, who was standing in a daze in a corner, after helping his father up.

“I’m fine.” Feng Wu shook her head to show she was fine.

The three Feng family members, after making sure they had no other injuries, became seriously concerned about where they were. The room they were in wasn’t big and they were able to walk around it easily. From one of the windows they could see the small trees below. It looked like they were in tall tower.

No wonder the window wasn’t secured. They weren’t going to be able to escape through there, not without their qi.

It would be impossible until the medicine wore off.

The blood moon was outside, so they had to still be in Blood Moon forest. But they didn’t recall ever seeing such a tall tower in the forest. . . 

So where were they? Could they be. . . 

Father and son looked at each other incredulously at the thought that occurred to them.

If it was as they guessed, how did they end up here when they were just at the outskirts of Blood Moon forest?

While the two were busy puzzling it over, Feng Wu had already walked to the door and was pulling at it.

It opened with a rattle.

Tianhang and Juntian looked on in surprise. Even the door wasn’t locked!

If they were where they thought they were, then there was no need for locks. No human would escape alive from the place.

The three of them left the room and picked a random direction to walk down. They didn’t see a single guard. Unlocked doors were one thing, but to have no guards, well that was truly a lot of confidence!

After checking the entire floor and not finding anyone else, they moved down to the next floor. They heard cursing as soon as they went down the stairs.

“Feng TianXing! You human traitor! If you have the ability to kill me, then you go ahead! Because I swear, as long as I live, I, Lunza, I will reveal your crimes!”

The man started another round of yelling directly after finishing the first one. His yelling lacked energy, but his hate showed loud and clear.

TianXing and Lunza. Hearing those two names caught the father and son by surprise.

Lunza! The person yelling was Lunza!

But didn’t he elope with someone from the Blood clan? How was he here spewing so much hate for TianXing?

The questions swirled in both mens minds. An obvious answer came to them, but it was hard to believe.

Tianhang took his children and walked into the room Lunza was being held in.

They found an emaciated Lunza with his hands chained. It was obvious he was in a lot of pain. Scars, caused by sharp objects, crisscrossed his body, while numerous bite marks littered his skin. They would have been difficult to spot unless you were looking closely. The puncture marks were characteristic of the Blood clan.

Dee:

Finally the mommrnt of truth has come! Thank you for the chapter update.

-(Sun) November 20, 2022 @ 8:50am

hoangthong:

thanks for the chap.

-(Sun) November 20, 2022 @ 4:55pm

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Shocking News ; Prince Nicolas

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515: Shocking News

Who knew how long the person claiming to be Lunza had been in that cell. His unwashed hair had grown past his waist and his beard was already at chest level. His clothes reeked of excrement and urine because he hadn’t washed in so long.

“Are you humans?!” Lunza was excited. He hadn’t seen a single human in so long that his face flushed with excitement.

"You are Lunza?” Tianhang asked uncertainly. He had never met Lunza in person, but he had heard that TianXing’s senior brother was named Lunza.

“You know me?!” Lunza was a little surprised, but he wasn’t shocked by it. He was kind of famous for guarding Blood Moon forest, so it wasn’t that strange for someone to recognize him.

“Rumors outside say you fell in love with a woman from the Blood clan and that you helped them break the barrier. That you are a traitor to humanity.” Juntian explained.

“Me? A traitor to the human race?!” Lunza burst out laughing. It was a laugh filled with pain and saddness.

“It was Feng TianXing who said it, wasn’t it? That hateful bitch. The thing I regret most in this life is not seeing her true face sooner and killing her in time!” Lunza growled.

“You say it was Feng TianXing. But she’s a respected daughter of Feng house. Why would you hate her so much?” Tianhang cautiously asked his question without sharing his own identity.

“Daughter of Feng house?! Yes, she is a daughter of that house, but she’s also a lowly woman. That lowly woman had an affair with a prince of the Blood clan and gave birth to his evil seed. She used her identity as a guardian of the forest to help them find the weak spots in the enchantment barrier.

She helped break the enchantment and harmed ordinary people outside the forest. The four great elders, the master and I, we were all ruined by her evil hand. She poisoned our food and brought us all here when we found out who she really was.

She acted like she was letting us live, but she was only keeping us to feed the Blood clan. They came to suck our blood every day.

Master and the four great elders were unable to bear it and perished. If I hadn’t met you, after I died, I’m sure this matter would never see the light of day.”

Lunza had a wry smile on his face. His beard was long and thick and blocked much of his lower face, but Tianhang and his children could guess his expression based on the tone of his words.

Tianhang couldn’t believe his ears. He couldn’t believe his younger sister, who had always been a soft and gentle child when she was younger, would actually tie herself to a blood prince and have a child with one. What was even more frightening was her helping the Blood clan to break the seal.

It couldn’t be his sister! His heart became unsteady.

“No it can’t be true. You are spouting nonsense! TianXing has always been a sweet and kind person. There is no way she would betray humanity!”

Tianhang had his suspicions, but he could not believe the sister he’d loved for so many years was that kind of person.

The revelation was such a blow to him that he would have collapsed if Feng Wu and Juntian weren’t there to support him.

“You are from Feng house!”

Lunza easily deduced this from Tianhang’s reaction. He never expected, after so long without human traffic, that the first people to come through would be related to TianXing.

“Yes, I am Feng TianXing’s older brother, Feng Tianhang. Tell me what you said is not true. My younger sister would never betray humanity like this. You must be wrongly accusing her!” Tianhang, who was normally stoic and calm, almost couldn’t bear the blow.

Though he suffered a strong blow, Wuliu[notes] would suffer an even stronger one. Tianhang's heart ached just thinking how upset his father would be.

“I have wronged her? Me? Heh. I have lived in Blood Moon forest for so many years and I’ve only ever seen your sister wrong others. When would someone even have the ability to wrong her?” Lunza smiled coldly.

He could only guess what these people from Feng house were there to do. But he knew it was unlikely Tianhang would share what he learned today to the world. The damage to their reputation would be too great if it was revealed someone from their house was a traitor. Lunza was sure they wouldn’t make it public.

No matter the situation, TianXing was head of house. He adjusted his mentality and cleared the expression off his face.

“Little girl, how did you get here?” Lunza didn’t feel like paying any more attention to Tianhang so he focused on the only girl in the room.

Feng Wu glanced at him and thought for a while before replying. “We had a meal with Aunt TianXing then woke up here.”

How they ended up in this place, Feng Wu had no idea.

Lunza’s eyes shook when he heard this. “No! You must leave here at once! Feng TianXing means to take your blood for her bastard!”

“Explain yourself. What do you mean?” Tianhang asked with a frown.

“Ah, you really don’t know anything. Feng TianXing’s daughter is named Feng Yanran. That girl is destined to have a short life because she’s a human-blood hybrid. If Feng TianXing wants to save her daughter, she will have to purify the blood from her human side to 100% Feng family blood.”

“What do you mean?” Tianhang asked.

“Basically, it’s about purifying the blood in in her body. The Feng family bloodline in her body right now is not strong or pure. This is part of the reason she can’t live long. The stronger bloodline from the blood race in her will instinctively suppress the weaker one.

I believe you are aware that family bloodlines like yours are not common. People inherit different amounts from their lineage, with some getting 30%, 50% or even 80%. How pure the blood is, the greater the future talent.

Feng Yanran’s blood purity is too low. If she wants the human blood in her body to become 100% pure, she must devour the blood of people in the same bloodline as her.

The strongest member of the Feng family currently should be Old Master Feng. I believe Feng TianXing will want her daughter to devour him the most, so she will definitely target him. Old Master Feng’s body has pure magic and strong blood purity. If Yanran can consume him, she will gain immense strength. It’s likely she’ll be the next blood emperor.”

516: Prince Nicolas

“Is that how it works?” TianXing suddenly thought of Feng Ting and her strange death. Could TianXing have given her to Yanran?

“For all of you to be brought here. . .  could it be Feng Yanran can’t hold on anymore? So Feng TianXing has moved her timeline up? Could she be planning to have Feng Yanran devour you first, then go after Old Master Feng later?”

Lunza was truly TianXing’s senior brother. He knew her very well.

TianXing was unaware the Feng family and Lunza had met and were already sharing so much information. She was preoccupied with helping Yanran take care of her little sweetheart, Aubre, who had been seriously injured in the battle with the Blood clan earlier. Yanran had brought him into the Blood clan territory because she wanted to save him.

“Yanran, go and rest first. Mom will take care of Aubre.” TianXing lovingly touched her daughter’s head as she spoke.

“No, I want to take care of him personally, so just let me stay.” Yanran’s eyes were bloodshot.

“Well fortunately, Mom already brought Feng Wu and the others to the castle. As long as you devour all their blood, your blood should become much closer to 100% pure.

Then when the time comes, we’ll think of a way for you to drink your grandfather and aunt. Your blood will be so pure you’ll be crowned the clan’s new blood emperor for this generation.”

TianXing painted a beautiful picture of Yanran’s future and Yanran’s mood lifted. The two smiled at each other.

“But Mother, do I really have to devour Uncle Feng and my cousins? They’re relatives and I’m afraid I won’t be able to.” Yanran complained sullenly.

“Hey now, don’t be afraid my darling child. Your uncle loves you the most. He would gladly give you his blood if he knew it would save you.”

TianXing knew how much her father and brother loved Yanran, so she didn’t believe they would mind making the sacrifice. There was no way they would mind if they genuinely loved her and Yanran. In fact, they shouldn’t even hesitate to help with Yanran’s blood purification.

How could she believe their feelings were sincere if they were unwilling to make a single sacrifice for her daughter? If they disagreed, then their love was a sham. In which case, she needn’t worry about their familial relationship with her anymore.

This was TianXing’s black and white logic. If you loved her and cared about her, then everything you do should be for her sake. So, if her father and brother loved her and Yanran, then they should be willing to let Yanran devour them without hesitation.

This was how they showed they loved her and Yanran.

If they disagreed, then they were hypocrites and they didn’t truly love her or Yanran.

But whether they agreed or not, their fates would be the same.

Yanran was going to devour them.

The men in the Feng family would have vomited a gallon of blood if they knew TianXing’s thought process.

A soft groan came from the bed, and seconds later, Aubre opened his eyes to find Yanran staring at him anxiously. He reached for her hand and wanted to say he was fine so as not to worry her, but he ended up coughing instead.

“Don’t talk yet. Your throat is dry. Here, drink some water.” Yanran frantically poured a glass for Aubre and brought it to his lips.

Aubre felt much better after drinking and his throat didn’t feel so scratchy.

“Yanran, what is this place? And why are we here?” It was only then that Aubre realized they weren’t at camp outside the forest, but were instead inside a luxurious room. They would never find such a room at camp. Even the crown prince of the Ancient Silver Moon kingdom didn’t have it so luxurious.

“This is my father’s home.” Yanran lowered her head so he wouldn’t see her eyes. She didn’t know if Aubre would still like her once he found out she was a Blood clan princess. Would he stay or would he leave?

“Your father? Didn’t your father pass away some time ago?”

Everyone at school knew about Yanran’s history. Her father was a hero who died fighting against the Blood clan. That was why she lived with her mother. It was common knowledge everyone at school knew.

“I’m sorry; I lied to you. My father is not dead and has in fact been alive the entire time. It’s just that people may reject his identity. That’s why my mother lied and said he was dead. My father is alive and well.” Yanran whispered.

“Let me tell you a story.”

TianXing stepped in once she saw Yanran didn’t have the courage to tell the truth. She intended to speak for her beloved daughter. If this man couldn’t accept her daughter’s identity, then he wasn’t worthy of her love. There was no reason to keep a person like that. She would hand him over to Yanran’s father and let him take are of it.

Aubre had no idea the challenge he was about to face. TianXing would never let him live if he expressed any kind of dissatisfaction with Yanran.

“Teacher TianXing! You’re here too!” Aubre was surprised when he saw TianXing in the room.

“Of course teacher is here. Otherwise did you think Yanra, this little girl, could have saved you?” TianXing joked.

“Thank you Teacher, for saving me.” Aubre solemnly thanked her.

TianXing nodded. She was becoming more and more satisfied with him.

“Teacher, what did you want to tell me just now?”

“It is about Yanran’s father.” TianXing suddenly turned to the door and the smile on her face grew even brighter.

“Honey, you’re here.” TianXing’s voice was feminine and charming and her eyes were so warm and soft that honey could have dripped from them.

A handsome man in black appeared by the doorway. “Yes, I am. Is this the boy Yanran likes?”

The newcomer was exquisitely beautiful and held himself gracefully. It was obvious from a glance of his noble demeanor that he was from a good background with strict education. His every move was like the standard for others to aspire to.

“Yes, isn’t he a cute boy? Our family’s Yanran has good eyes.” TianXing boasted proudly.

The man in black, Prince Nicolas, walked over to TianXing and hugged her waist.

hoangthong:

Thanks for the new chap.

-(Mon) November 21, 2022 @ 4:26pm

face-con:

I think that in this book some people just don't have normal logic at all. But it is still very interesting novel

-(Tue) December 6, 2022 @ 10:50am

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517: Is There Any Familial Love Between Us?

Nicolas nodded in satisfaction after sizing up Aubre.

“This young man is talented and will be a good match for our Yanran."

As one of the top three blood princes in the Blood clan, Nicolas was the highest level saint magician and commanded tens of thousand.

Though Aubre was weirded out by Yanran's father, the man had a strange aura and was just too good looking, he was careful to not let it show on his face.

Aubre was about to ask something else when a noise came from outside the door.

“What happened?” TianXing asked.

Nicolas smiled slyly. “It’s nothing. The little piglets you caught are trying to escape is all.”

TianXing immediately understood. Her expression did not change as she looked at Nicolas and smiled.

If it wasn’t for the absolute security of the castle, would she have left the doors in the tower unlocked? Her brother and his children were underestimating the castle if they thought they could escape.

“Bring them up.” Nicolas directed an order to the door.

Two beautiful blond people brought the Feng family in.

Aubre was instantly dumbfounded when they came in. Wasn’t this Master Feng and Young Master Feng Juntian? And the girl in the distance, she was Yanran’s cousin, wasn’t she?

What was going on? Why were Yanran’s cousins and the Feng patriarch brought up in such a manner?

“TianXing! It really was you who colluded with the Blood clan! I didn’t believe it at first, but I can’t deny it now.” Tianhang looked at TianXing in disappointment. He could have continued deceiving himself if he hadn’t seen her, but seeing her here was undeniable proof. The last glimmer of hope faded from his heart.

“Brother, Nicolas and I truly love each other. I was only helping my darling. I wouldn’t calling it collusion.” TianXing smiled happily in Nicolas’s arms.

“Are you crazy?! The Blood clan live on blood – our blood! We’re food to them! He will suck you dry!” Tianhang growled at his sister.

“Nicolas won’t hurt me. We’ve been together for so many years now; if he wanted to suck my blood, he would have already done so. There’s no reason to wait to now. He loves me so much; he would never do anything to hurt me.”

TianXing looked at Nicolas affectionately.

“Well said. I would never hurt the woman I love.” Nicolas affirmed affectionately back to her.

The couple looked at each other lovingly. If the situation wasn’t the way it was, it would have been a beautiful picture.

Yanran’s face was full of emotion when she looked at her parents. Ever since she was little, she had envied the love her parents shared. She had always wished to find a man who would love her as deeply. Now that she founded Aubre, she could only hope he would love her as deeply as her father loved her mother.

Aubre had no idea what Yanran was thinking. He was still reeling from what TianXing had said. Yanran’s father was a member of the Blood clan! No wonder there was such a strange aura around the man.

“Feng TianXing! You are crazy!” Tianhang knew it was useless to argue. He looked in disappointment at the sister he had once been so proud of. It felt like that sister he knew was gone forever.

“What are your intentions for kidnapping my family?” Tianhang didn’t bother trying to reason with her. He just wanted to confirm that the sister he’d love for so long was really intent on killing the entire family.

“Brother, Yanran has been tortured because of her blood lineage. She needs the purest Feng blood to heal. Brother, do you not love Yanran the most? You don’t want to watch her die right? As long as you donate your blood to Yanran, she will survive.

You’ll be able to save Yanran. Brother, you love me so much. You love Yanran so much. You will definitely save her, right?”

Yanran looked expectedly at Tianhang.

“If you wanted me to donate all my blood, why did you kidnap Juntian and Xiao Wu?” Tianhang asked coldly. His heart was just as cold.

“Well naturally they will have to donate their blood as well.” To the children she said, “Juntian, Yanran is your cousin. Acting as an older brother, shouldn’t you sacrifice yourself for a younger sister? And Xiao Wu, Yanran is your cousin. It would be unbearable for you to see her die. As a younger sister, you would definitely protect an older sister, right?”

Tianhang and Juntian did not how to talk to TianXing anymore. It was obvious the woman would twist things around to always be in the right. She was the embodiment of selfishness. In her eyes, it was only natural for others to sacrifice for her and her daughter.

“She’s not my sister.” Feng Wu didn’t believe Yanran was her sister. She had one brother, Juntian, but not a sister.

“Xiao Wu, you are a naughty child for disregarding familial love like that.” A cold light flashed in TianXing’s eyes.

“Familial love? Is there such a bond between us?” Feng Wu looked to her father suspiciously.

How come she didn’t know she held family affection for TianXing and Yanran? Feng Wu couldn’t figure out after thinking it over.

Tianhang couldn’t help but laugh. “That’s right, it was there once, but it no longer exists.” Because no matter how much loved his sister, he would never harm his children for her.

“I don’t want to do your small favor for you. It would appear we no longer share any familial affection for one another.”

Tianhang’s complexion had completely changed once he made his declaration. His eyes had turned cold and firm.

Juntian was speechless. His aunt really thought them giving up their lives was a small favor? Then what was considered a big favor?!

“Aubre, as you can see, Yanran’s father is a prince of the Blood clan. She is my daughter as well, so she has both blood lineages in her body. Unfortunately, she will die soon because of the clash between the two bloods. Her human blood is too weak. The best way to resolve the issue is to have her absorb the blood of all those in the Feng house. This will improve her human blood and she will be blessed with a long life.

I hope you don’t dislike my daughter just because of her blood. She is a brave and kind girl who is unwilling to hurt anyone. She does not like to drink human blood. She is very kind. Do you understand? I hope my daughter can be as happy as I am. Aubre, can you treat her well?”

TianXing walked over and held Yanran’s hands in her own as she expectedly looked over at Aubre.

Aubre looked at the beautiful girl in front of him. He knew perfectly well how kind and lovely Yanran was. He had never seen her drink human blood even though she was a blood descendant. She really was a wonderfully good and kindhearted girl.

How could he not want her just because she was related to the blood clan?!

518: Beyond Disgusted

“Teacher TianXing, do no worry! My love for Yanran will not change no matter what happens. Even if she is a descendent of the Blood clan, I will still love her.” Aubre looked solemnly at TianXing.

TianXing nodded in satisfaction. Her daughter really did have excellent taste.

Yanran turned to shyly look at the man she loved. She loved him so much! And she was so grateful she hadn’t chosen the wrong person. Aubre really did deserve her heartfelt dedication!

What a touching scene – a human teenager inseparable from his beloved. It didn’t matter that his love was human or not, he loved her regardless. True love indeed!

Had the players been changed, it may have moved Tianhang and his son a little, but the people staging the scene were Yanran and her family. Neither Tianhang nor his son enjoyed watching. Never mind being moved, they could barely swallow the disgust in their throats.

Feng Wu stared at them with relish, like she was watching a play. Similar lines were also in the books her mother had shown her last time. Were these people acting according to the books?

Tianhang, Juntian and Feng Wu stood back and watched the display in silence.

In the meantime, TianJiao, Ming Xi, Tian Ya, and Jier had infiltrated the Blood clan side of Blood Moon forest. Their goal was to find the missing Feng family members.

TianJiao guessed it was TianXing’s doing when the rest of the Feng family disappeared. She knew it was time to move. She’d waited so long to fulfill their mother’s dying wish and now things were finally in motion.

With Rui Baby’s help, Ming Xi and the rest entered the Blood clan territory without being detected. Their human aura was completely sealed; as long as they were careful along the way, they wouldn’t have to worry about being detected.

Xiao Wu, you must wait for me. I will rescue you soon, so wait for me.

Ming Xi? Feng Wu looked the window suspiciously. She could swear she had heard Ming Xi’s voice.

Meanwhile, the drama with Yanran was coming to a close as she leaned over and hugged Aubre with a face filled with joy.

TianXing turned her attention back to her brother and his kids.

“Brother, you know I don’t really want to hurt you. Why don’t we do it this way? You leave Feng Ye with me and I’ll let you go.”

TianXing knew from Yanran that Feng Ye’s blood was the equivalent to the entire Feng family’s blood. Yanran could become a blood emperor the moment she consumed all of Feng Ye’s blood. There was no need for them to go through the trouble of dealing with her father and sister later.

Though it would be easy to take care of her father, since he trusted her completely. When the time came, all she needed to do was give him a cup of drugged tea and everything would be solved.

TianJiao, on the other hand, would be trouble. Her sister didn’t trust her at all and getting blood from her would be difficult.

If they were lucky, Yanran could have enough blood once she consumed her father’s blood,[notes] but if they were unlucky, Yanran would be a little short. They would have no choice but to rely on TianJiao’s blood to make up the difference.

“Xiao Ye!” Tianhang’s eyes widened in surprise. “You guys dare have designs on Xiao Ye?!”

Their audacity was too much. Were they in a hurry to reach the other plane of existence? Even the elf king they dared devour. Was there anything they didn’t dare do?

Juntian couldn’t figure it out either. Why was TianXing so eager to die? Who was Xiao Ye? Only the elf king, a god from creation, and the first deity existence in their world. To dare swallow something as powerful as the elf king’s blood lineage. . .  better believe the world’s consciousness would swallow them whole.

Compared to her father and brother, Feng Wu’s reaction was the most normal. She shook her head. “No, I won’t give him to you. Xiao Ye is my son.”

Feng Wu did not want Xiao Ye to be taken by such a bad woman. She heard TianXing wanted Yanran to devour them, and now they wanted to devour Xiao Ye as well.

Yanran’s appetite was too big. If she ate like that, her stomach would be upset. Feng Wu thought it over seriously.

“Xiao Ye is still young, too small for Feng Yanran to eat. He won’t be enough to fill her up.”

TianXing thought Feng Wu was deliberately messing with her, but Feng Wu really was taking them literally at their words.

“It doesn’t matter whether or not you hand over Feng Ye. I know you have a livable space ring[notes] and that’s where you’ve been keeping him right?

So it doesn’t matter if you hand him over or not, the moment you die, the ring will have no owner and anyone can open it.”

TianXing’s meaning was clear. No matter what Tianhang chose to do, she would get Feng Ye.

“Feng TianXing, you have no humanity.” Tianhang suddenly thought of TianJiao.

TianJiao had always maintained their mother’s last wish was to kill TianXing so the Feng family wouldn’t be destroyed. He and his father had never believed it and had thought TianJiao was just jealous of TianXing’s favored position in the family, that TianJiao was just finding crazy excuses to kill TianXing.

Bang! Nicolas waved his hand and Tianhang was flung across the room and crashed hard into the wall.

Tianhang had hit the wall so hard that when he slid down from it, blood dribbled from the corners of his lips. It was obvious he’d suffered serious internal injuries.

“Father!” Juntian ran to his father in distress.

Feng Wu also walked over quickly.

Juntian wanted to reach into his space ring and take out a recovery potion, but found he was unable to do so, since the effects of the drug from TianXing was still in his system and he couldn’t use his martial energy.

What a dire situation. They had no potions for recovery and no martial energy to protect themselves.

Just as Juntian was lamenting their situation, Feng Wu took out a potion and fed it to Tianhang, who gratefully drank it.

Where did this potion come from?! Weren’t all their energies sealed? Juntian was quite startled by this.

Tianhang’s constitution recovered a great deal after finishing the potion; his face regained its color, his blood recovered, and his internal injuries were healing nicely.

Little bun :

Thank you for the chapter 😍😍😍😍😍

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Jiao:

Gracias por el capitulo 💕

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519: You Can Try

From his vantage point, Juntian couldn’t see how Feng Wu did it, but everyone else knew she had opened her dimensional space ring.

TianXing was shocked. The medicine she used to drug them wasn’t an ordinary mixture, it was a special formulation the Blood clan used to deal with humans specifically. Once consumed, a person’s internal magic and martial qi were sealed for seven days.

There were places in the human world where internal magic and martial qi were forbidden. Anyone stepping into such a place would have their energy sealed and become ordinary people. Few medicine could create the same effect; almost all of which had been destroyed during the Great War in ancient times.

What remained were treasured items.

The precious few the Blood clan had could not be used as an aerosol, but had to be ingested to work. The requirement was troublesome because someone from the Blood clan had to get close enough to the intended target and mix it into their food. What were the odds of that happening? The medicine was so impractical, it was essentially useless and would not have been used under normal circumstances.

The situation changed in recent years when TianXing became a member of the Blood clan. With her help lacing the drug, they were able to kill all four elders and TianXing’s own master. Everyone had been disposed of with the exception of her one senior brother.

The once impractical drug was proving useful once again with the capture of Tianhang and his family.

It was an incredibly potent and effective drug that was impossible to neutralize in under seven days. So then how was Feng Wu able to use her internal qi to access her storage ring?

Feng TianXing couldn’t figure it out. She had tried the medicine to test its efficacy and knew firsthand how well it worked. There were absolutely no issues with the medicine itself!

“You can still use martial qi?!” Nicolas was just as surprised as TianXing. It was his first time seeing someone neutralize the effects. He knew better than anyone how the drug worked.

“Why wouldn’t I?” Feng Wu was confused by their reaction. She had always been able to use the internal qi in her body. And with purifying treasures like Xiao Chun and Pure Flame residing in her dantian, poisons were virtually ineffective against her.

It was only because Xiao Chun was in the middle of advancing to the next stage that the drug had any effect earlier.

Pure Flame was temperamental and generally didn’t interfere with Feng Wu unless it was life threatening, so it wasn’t until Feng Wu fell into a coma that the flame removed the toxins from Feng Wu’s body.

TianXing did not check that the drug was still working because of her confidence in it.

“Interesting. So unexpected to find such a rare human in the human race. If my daughter did not need your blood to become the next blood emperor, I would keep you alive for further study.”

Nicolas attributed the medicine’s lack of impact on Feng Wu to her unique constitution.

“Xiao Wu, you hid such an ability from Auntie. Auntie is so surprised.”[notes] TianXing walked back over to Nicolas still with a smile on her face, but it didn’t quite reach her eyes.

Feng Wu turned away and ignored TianXing. Her aunt had become a bad person and therefore acceptable to ignore.

The slight didn’t bother TianXing in the least; she just kept looking at Feng Wu. In a threatening voice she said, “Xiao Wu, you can think about it. If you hand over Xiao Ye, Auntie will let the three of you leave. If not, none of you will leave Blood Moon forest.”

TianXing didn’t take Feng Wu seriously, because although Feng Wu could use internal qi, she was still just a little second year. There was no threat there. The only reason Feng Wu was even a consideration at all was as medicine for her daughter.

It was just like that day with Feng Ting.[notes] She and Yanran attacked and overpowered Feng Ting without any difficulties. The girl was so weak. She hadn’t taken Feng Ting seriously back then and she wouldn’t take Feng Wu seriously now.

They were just two little girls. Nothing to be concerned about.

Tianhang and Juntian were the only ones TianXing was worried about, but since both of them had their abilities sealed, they weren't going to give her any trouble.

“No.” Feng Wu bit her lip and spoke out clearly.

These bad guys were still trying to eat Xiao Ye. Feng Wu clenched her fists, prepared to hit them if they tried.

“It seems that Xiao Wu wants Auntie to take Xiao Ye herself.” TianXing broke out in a smile. Every single one of her fingernails shone coldly.

“I’m not afraid of you.” Feng Wu declared; her face was very serious.

“Xiao Wu!”

There wasn’t much Tianhang and Juntian could do with their abilities sealed, but it didn’t stop them from worrying.

They were in blood territory with over ten thousand blood clan members surrounding them. Even if they fully recovered their abilities, they weren’t sure they could make it out safely. More than likely they would get eaten before finding their way out.

Even with Xiao Wu being able to use her internal qi, their odds of escape were still dismally low.

Faced with such a desperate situation, father and son exchanged a look. They would buy time and use whatever life they had in order to give Feng Wu a chance. Whether or not she could escape would depend on her luck.

“As expected of a girl from Feng house. It’s only a shame you have no manners. Let this elder Auntie teach a few to you.” TianXing moved closer to Feng Wu one step at a time.

Nicolas watched her from the side, his eyes filled with affection.

Yanran and Aubre were afraid but they weren’t going to interfere.

Aubre knew Yanran needed their blood to live, so he had no choice but to be blind to what was going to happen. He looked away and pretended not to see anything.

His family had arranged a marriage to a girl from another aristocratic family, one he did not like, all without his permission or input. Since then his feelings had considerably cooled toward his own family. Now that he met a girl he genuinely loved, there was no way he was going to let her go.

For her part, Yanran was quite nervous. Her uncle and his family had been kind to her. But in order for her to live, she needed to balance the purity of the human blood in her body. The only way to do that was to drink all their blood.

Her father told her the purity in her bloodline was incredibly rare. As long as she could reach an equilibrium between the two bloodlines in her body, she would gain the formidable power of the blood race and the unlimited potential of the human race.

So even though she felt sorry for her uncle and his family, in order to survive, she had no choice. She hoped they could go in peace knowing the Feng family line would continue. One of her children, once she had children, would inherit the Feng family blood.

Uncle Feng, Brother Juntian, Cousin Feng Wu. . .  I’m sorry, but I want to live.

The words in Yanran’s heart were sad but her eyes, when she looked at Feng Wu, were fierce and full of fire. She was thinking about Feng Ye.

She knew Feng Ye was always around Feng Wu. From the first moment she laid eyes on him, she knew he was special. She’d never seen a child with so much pure power before. If she could just devour his blood, she knew she would gain immense power, more power than devouring all the blood from everyone in Feng house.

“Feng TianXing, I never expected Feng Yanran was the evil offspring between you and a blood clan. Mother did not mistake, you are our family’s star of misfortune.” TianJiao stepped into the room holding a long sword. Behind her were Jier, Tian Ya and Ming Xi.

Ming Xi and Jier were immediately relieved to see Feng Wu uninjured.

“Xiao Wu!” Ming Xi rushed to her side and worriedly checked her for injuries.

Jier went over to help Tianhang up. Upon seeing the older man was injured, he took out a higher quality healing potion and offered it.

“TianJiao, you’re so courageous. To dare bring the future emperor of the Ancient Silver Moon kingdom here, I really must thank you for this gift. I couldn’t touch him in the human camp, but now that he’s here in blood territory, even if he will be one the four emperors of the human race, he won’t leave here alive.”

TianXing believed it would be beneficial for Yanran to drink Ming Xi. As a descendant of one of the four emperors, he would have the blood of gods.

TianXing didn’t give a thought to the ramifications of killing one of the four emperors.

“I wouldn’t even think of escaping. Feng TianXing, you colluded with the Blood clan to murder your own house. This is an unforgiveable crime. We have the right to kill you on the spot.” Murderous intent flashed in Ming Xi’s eyes. It was rare for him to want to kill anyone, but TianXing was one of the few.

“Kill me?! Haha! You think you can kill me while we’re in blood territory? I must say Your Highness, being praised so much by people has gone to your head.

There are tens of thousands of blood people here. They will rush in to kill you the moment I give the order. How can you possibly kill me?” TianXing laughed at Ming Xi’s ridiculous statement. There was even a hint of playfulness in her smile.

Nicolas looked at Ming Xi in contempt. Clearly this prince didn’t understand the situation. To speak such grand words from such a disadvantageous position was nothing short of stupid. It seemed the future emperor of the Ancient Silver Moon kingdom wasn’t very smart.

“Why don’t we see if I can or can’t?” was all Ming Xi would say.

TianJiao stepped farther in and said, “Your Highness, you can not take this from me. Feng TianXing’s life is mine. I have sworn to kill her since the day my mother died.”

520: Fight

“Feng TianJiao, you’ve plotted to kill me since we were young. I haven’t settled my score with you yet. So convenient that you came here to me.” TianXing looked at her sister coldly.

The two sisters lived an antithetical existence and shared no affection since early childhood. Their mother never showed love for TianXing and only ever favored TianJiao as a daughter. As if to balance things out, their brother and father doted on TianXing. So after their mother died, TianXing fully expected TianJiao to be jealous, after all, she was the one with all the affection now.

Unexpectedly, TianJiao didn’t pay attention to their father or brother and was instead solely focused on killing TianXing. The only thing in her eyes was killing intent. She was obsessed.

“Mother’s dying wish was to have you dead in order to preserve the glory of the Feng family. I promised her I would kill you and I don’t break my promises. If you hadn’t hid in Blood Moon forest, I would have killed you already.”

TianJiao knew TianXing had been hiding in the forest to avoid being killed by her. Her father and brother had done their best to protect TianXing, going so far as preventing TianJiao from leaving the eastern countries and monitoring her every move. They sent people to capture and her bring her back every time she made it out. They were disappointed in her and thought she was inhumane for trying so hard to kill her own sister.

All their efforts allowed TianXing to freely move in Blood Moon forest for many years and give birth to a baby.

“Mother! You’ve hated and hounded me all these years because of what that woman said?! And now you’ve even chased me all the way here just to kill me. Sister TianJiao, you are as impulsive now as when you were child.

With such an unlovable temperament, it’s no wonder father and brother disliked you and the only one who liked you was mother."

“You think I care whether they liked me or not?! After so many years I would have thought you’d understand.” TianJiao replied.

“You’ve only ever had that woman in your heart. You don’t care about anyone else.” TianXing shook her head and sighed; she wasn’t getting any pleasure out of the exchange. Using her father and brother as leverage didn’t work since her sister didn’t care what they thought.

“TianXing, that’s our mother you’re talking about. To actually call her ‘that woman’, if Father finds out, he will not forgive you.” Tianhang stood up with the support from Jier and Juntian.

“Mother! That woman was not my mother! What kind of mother would want to kill her own daughter? Even at death’s door, her last dying wish was for TianJiao to kill me.

It was a good thing you and father didn’t believe her words, otherwise I wouldn’t be alive today.”

Ming Xi and the others stood and listened, finally understanding a bit.

Apparently, the old lady of Feng house was ruthless and had ordered the eldest daughter to kill the second daughter. The mother actually wanted to kill her own child, not every woman could do that.

Even after reading the stars and seeing disaster fated, how many women had the conviction to take matters into their own hands? She truly deserved to be the wife of the head of house, not soft at all. If Old Man Feng, and Master Feng had been able to move as decisively, the situation today would never have been possible.

Ming Xi and the others sighed in their hearts. They never expected something as complicated as this could have happened within such a small family.

“Mother really left a dying wish for us to kill you!” Neither Tianhang nor his father had believed TianJiao when she said their mother dying wish was for TianXing’s death.

They thought it was a vicious lie TianJiao told because she didn’t want to share family affection with TianXing. They never expected TianJiao was telling the truth. Was it because they failed to believe TianJiao that things turned out this way?

Tianhang smiled wryly. So many innocent people would have been spared if they had killed TianXing early on. It was as Mother said, TianXing was the family’s star of misfortune.

“She said it. Didn’t TianJiao tell you? It was you that didn’t believe it.” From the start, her father and brother had stood in front of her and protected her. It had truly moved her heart, but ultimately it was just what her family owed her anyway.

She was also a daughter of the house, but somehow TianJiao was a daughter of heaven while she was a star of misfortune.

Since they all said she was a star of misfortune, then she was going to be the brightest star of misfortune they ever saw. She was going to destroy everything in the Feng family, just like that woman said. She would ruin it and show her!

“Yes, neither Father nor I believed it.” And now it was too late.

“Dear, stop talking nonsense with them and just do it.” Nicolas was losing his patience with their conversation. These people were his daughter’s food. There was no reason to spend so much time talking to food.

“Of course, darling.” TianXing turned around and smiled affectionately at Nicolas.

Nicolas raised his head to call the bloods outside, but nothing happened. No matter how much he screamed, none came.

“What did you do?” Nicolas was certain there wasn’t a fight outside because he would have detected the smell of blood. The Blood clan was incredibly sensitive to blood so there was no way he would have failed to notice a fight.

“An enchantment so the blood outside can not tell what’s going on in here.” Ming Xi explained calmly.

“As expected of the future Ancient Silver Moon emperor; to erect such a strong barrier without alerting me.” Nicolas radiated killing intent.

The reaction was only natural. The Blood race had been trapped behind such a barrier for tens of thousands of years and Nicolas had always hated it. Now here was Ming Xi daring to use such a barrier right in front of him.

“Xiao Wu, go back and take care of Uncle Feng.” Ming Xi patted Feng Wu’s head.

Feng Wu obediently nodded and walked to her father’s side.

With such a tense atmosphere, it was clear battle was about to break out.

TianJiao struck TianXing first with her long sword and the two sisters immediately clashed.

TianJiao’s talent was higher. She had not slacked off and had trained diligently year after year in order to kill TianXing. In fact, she was just as strong as Tianhang when it came to strength.

TianXing had lived in Blood Moon forest and fought against the Blood clan for many years. She had been baptized by blood and guided by a powerful master. She wasn’t weak and was only a little inferior to TianJiao.

It would take more than a simple few blows for TianJiao to defeat TianXing.

At the same time, Nicolas’s main target was Ming Xi. This was natural as Ming Xi was one of the four future emperors of the human world.

The instant that he did, Tian Ya stepped forward to intercept and to help Ming Xi fight the blood prince.

Ming Xi’s hand wasn’t completely healed yet, but in order to prevent the Blood race from flooding into the human world because of the damaged barrier in Blood Moon forest, he had to leave the Ancient Silver Moon kingdom and attend to Blood Moon forest. In the meantime his father was working to strengthen the seal in the Demon passageway.

Tian Ya knew about Ming Xi’s current condition, so he naturally stepped in using both ice sword and killing intents to protect Ming Xi from the blood prince. Tian Ya’s swordsmanship skill was apparent for anyone to see. The teachers even said he was the most talented sword user in school.

Blood princes were on par with humans at the saint level.[notes] But although Tian Ya and Ming Xi’s levels were not as high individually, when combined together, they were able to keep up.

Yanran and Aubre stared nervously at Jier while everyone else was fighting. He was the only able-bodied person who hadn’t made a move yet.

As the third seat in the fourth years, Aubre would normally not have been nervous fighting against Jier, who was only a second-year student, but with his injury, he was at a disadvantage. Afraid Jier would take the opportunity to attack Yanran, he preemptively pulled her away from the group.

Jier wasn’t interested in attacking Yanran and the others. Yanran had the potential to become a blood emperor but she was scum and Aubre was seriously injured. Neither of them was worth him getting his hands dirty over.

Jier’s primary responsibility was to protect Feng Wu’s family, so he wasn’t going to take the initiative to attack.

TianJiao’s battle with TianXing was fierce; her moves were ruthless and permeated with killing intent. Her goal in life, since she was a young girl, had been to kill TianXing. To this end, she had sacrificed a lot and trained tremendously. Though her decision estranged her from her father and brother, she had no regrets.

TianXing had lived in the shadow of constant death from her mother and sister, so though she was greatly loved and doted on by her father and brother, she never felt at ease. She was always on guard against her sister. It was this insecurity that motivated her to polish her abilities and grow stronger.

Both women worked hard to be where they were today, and both were intent on killing the other. They jabbed and slashed ruthlessly and viciously at each other’s vital organs.

Joseph:

Thank you for the translation 🙏

-(Sat) December 3, 2022 @ 6:56am

hoangthong:

Thanks for the new chaps.

-(Sat) December 3, 2022 @ 5:45pm







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