After Becoming the Hero’s Ex-fiancée - Chapter 177
Xiyu Mountains (3)
She turned to look at Zheng Wan and saw that her Little Junior Sister had actually extravagantly taken out a top-grade Yuan stone.
…Could Little Junior Sister be from a wealthy family in the other world? Second Senior Sister pondered over this possibility seriously.
Zheng Wan’s smile toward the shop attendant became even sweeter.
“Many thanks, I’ll take it.”
Putting aside the fact that the Invisibility talisman was a rare item, she hadn’t yet seen it in any talisman book. If she studied it thoroughly, she might be able to draw it when she became a Rank 5 talisman master.
The six-hour invisibility effect alone might save her life should she be caught in an extremely dangerous situation. After all, she couldn’t rely on Cui Wang for everything.
The shop attendant gave her seventy medium-grade Yuan stones in change. Shortly after they left, the someone grabbed the shop attendant’s ear.
“Uncle! Hey, Uncle, not so hard!”
“You little brat—have you been blinded by lust? You’ve been saving up for so long to only earn that one Invisibility talisman, and you’re giving it away because she’s pretty?”
“Uncle, I’m building a good relationship—a good relationship, you understand?!”
The shop attendant hurriedly tried to save his ears. “Zheng Zhenren has only been drawing talismans for a little more than two months and is already able to draw the Ice Heart talisman. It’s no exaggeration to say that she’s naturally gifted. By letting her have this one Invisibility talisman, I might get back ten, or even a hundred of them in the near future! ”
The shopkeeper withdrew his hand in disbelief and harumphed. “I’m going to tell your mother, and get her to hurry up and find a cultivation partner from the sect…”
“…” The shop attendant wanted to cry but had no tears.
On the other side, Zheng Wan bade farewell to her Second Senior Sister and made a special trip to her parents’ place.
“I’m going out for a visit with my teacher and seniors. If there’s anything, you can ask the nearby city guards to deliver a message to Yuqing Sect.” Zheng Wan filled a vat with enough Yuan rice to last for more than three months that she had bought from the market, and gave a hundred or so Yuan beads to her mother.
Zheng Zhai looked at the sky outside the window. It was dangerous to travel at night, so he urged her to leave without asking her to stay for dinner.
“…When you’re journeying with others, don’t throw petty tantrums. They are not Father and Mother, who will go along with everything you want… ”
“…Being kind to others is being kind to yourself…”
“…In front of your teacher and seniors, be diligent. Don’t be too lazy lest you incur their annoyance…”
When one’s child goes on a journey, it always feels that a thousand exhortations are not enough.
Zheng Zhai and Madam Wang walked her all the way to the door. Watching as Zheng Wan disappeared around the corner, Madam Wang suddenly remembered something that she had not instructed and chased out, but there was no trace of Zheng Wan left.
“Let’s go, let’s go. Wanwan has been smart since she was a child. She knows how to behave.” Zheng Zhai patted Madam Wang’s hand, and the two went back to the house together.
The afterglow of the sunset illuminated their figures, and Zheng Wan walked out from the corner with look of despondence. For some reason, she suddenly didn’t want to see her parents, as if every time she said goodbye, was one less time they would get to meet.
She stood for a long time until the last rays of the setting sun fell beneath the horizon. Then, she took out the sound transmission jade talisman from her interdimensional pouch and infused vital energy into it.
“What is it?”
“Cui Wang,” said Zheng Wan. “I’m going out for a while, and I don’t know when I’ll return. We’ll resume our 1st and 15th day of the month agreement when I return.”
“Going out?” There was a long pause, then he said, “Fine.”
“You’re not going to ask where I’m going?”
“Where are you going?”
There was no emotion in his voice, and Zheng Wan suddenly didn’t want to tell him anymore.
“I’m not telling you.”
A full moon crept silently above the branches, illuminating an expressionless face.
“Thinking of you is like the full moon—every night, the light grows dimmer.” She sighed. “Cui Wang, do you miss me?”
The voice was delicate and soft, as if the bewitching ghost of a midnight dream.
Cui Wang stood for a long time with the sound transmission jade talisman in one hand and his sword in the other.
The protective formation around him made a cracking sound that signalled that it was on the verge of collapse. Deep in the crevice of the Xiyu Mountains, in the darkness that swallowed the sky and the sun, the sound transmission jade talisman seemed to be the only glimmer of light.
“No,” he said.
The sound transmission jade talisman flickered, then the light completely faded.
“Child, you’re dead.” The old ancestor was genuinely in tears. “Even if you found eight or ten Nine Revolution Resurrection Grass here, it will be no use.”
“It’s four,” Cui Wang corrected him as he kept the sound transmission jade talisman.
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