After Becoming the Hero’s Ex-fiancée - Chapter 176
Xiyu Mountains (2)
“No way Hong Nao is doing that!” said Hong Nao huffily. “If you want us to take her, get Second Senior Sister to do it!”
“Stop throwing tantrums,” said Zi Xiu solemnly. “Your Little Junior Sister has just joined the sect and needs you to take care of her.”
Hong Nao burst into tears and stood up, pointing at Zheng Wan. “Master, didn’t you say last time that you’d only take in a disciple who’s younger than Hong Nao?”
As soon as she stood up, Zheng Wan realized that her Fourth Senior Sister only came up to her shoulders. She looked like a child who had stolen an adult’s clothes to wear. In the eyes of those with special fetishes in the mortal world, she was the true specialty.
Zi Cui played dumb, “Hong Nao, you are already thirty-five. Your Little Junior Sister is only seventeen years old in bone age, so she’s indeed younger than you.”
Hong Nao said furiously, “Master knows exactly what Hong Nao is talking about! Master lied! Hong Nao is not going!”
Her little body stormed out the door loudly.
Lu Yi looked out worriedly, “Master, should I go and get Fourth Junior Sister back?”
“No need.” Zi Xiu stood up with his hands clasped behind his back, looking into the distance with his beautiful eyes. “We all must do things that we have to, rather than want to. If Nao’er can’t understand that…
“Forget it.” He sighed faintly. “Wanwan, go back and pack. You will go to the Xiyu Mountain Range with your Second Senior Sister tomorrow.”
Since coming to the Heavenly Realms, Zheng Wan has read many adventure stories and was eager to go on such an adventure herself. But when she thought about all the ruthless monsters in those stories, she felt that she wasn’t completely ready.
“No ‘buts’.” Zi Xiu said matter-of-factly, “As a cultivator of the Heavenly Realms, I have never stopped training ever since stepping on the path of cultivation. Wanwan, you’ve never really fought anyone before, right?”
Zheng Wan shook her head, then nodded. If the time at the assessment hall didn’t count, she indeed had never done so.
“As a cultivator, you will need to fight with the heavens, with the earth, and with people. An eaglet that keeps being sheltered under the wings of others would never learn to soar and roam the lands—so how can it protect itself when the storm comes? ”
Zheng Wan lowered her head.
She knew that what her teacher said was right.
“…The disturbance at the Xiyu Mountain Range s an opportunity for you to get used to this environment. Also, it will be safer as you have your senior sister with you. Now, go.” Zi Xiu Daojun didn’t want to continue the topic and waved the two away.
Zheng Wan bobbed a curtsy and bade goodbye. Before she reached the door, she heard her teacher’s voice coming from behind her.
“Remember, should anything untoward happen, if you can’t beat them, run away!
“Don’t follow the example of those block-headed sword cultivators next door who don’t know retreat. Remember, as long as you’re alive, there will be hope. Running away isn’t anything to be ashamed of.”
“……Alright.” Zheng Wan replied.
Only after they exited did her Second Senior Sister say, “Little Junior Sister, don’t take it to heart. That’s how Master is. He doesn’t have any airs too. It’s just that Yuqing Sect will have to work together with the other sects during this training at the Xiyu Mountain Range…”
She didn’t finish her sentence, but Zheng Wan understood what she was trying to say.
Yuqing Sect’s reputation among the orthodox sects has never been very good, and its combat power was just average. It was only natural to suffer some grievances and be ostracised on such occasions.
“Forget it, let’s not talk about it. You will understand when you get there.” Her Second Senior Sister changed the topic. She was a thoughtful and considerate person, and when she saw that Zheng Wan was somewhat clueless, she made a list directly, then accompanied her down the mountain to buy all the items on the list, such as insect repellent powder, Grade 1 and 2 antidote pills, and so on.
Zheng Wan also went to the stall market to buy some basic talismans, such as Diamondbolt talismans, Mighty Strength talismans, and Divine Movement talismans. She was now familiar with the shop attendant at the Seven Treasures Court, and knowing that she was going on a journey, he called out to her, “Zhenren, wait.”
Zheng Wan watched the shop attendant run up to the second floor. Before long, he came back with a small box in his hands. “Zhenren, please have a look.”
He opened the box.
Inside the box lay a golden talisman. Zheng Wan had never seen a talisman of this colour before. However, she had recently learned a lot about talismans, and felt that this was not an ordinary talisman just by looking at the brushstrokes.
“This is a Grade 5 Invisibility talisman. Those below the Grand Magnificence stage will not be able to detect a cultivator who’s wearing it. Once worn, the invisibility effect can last for six hours.” The shopkeeper pushed the box over to her carefully, “If Zhenren wants it, thirty medium-grade Yuan stones will do.”
Second Senior Sister was clearly taken aback. Thirty medium-grade Yuan stones…
She didn’t have so much to lend.
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