Zhu Yao’s and Wang Xuzhi’s rooms were on the third floor, while the rest were on the second floor. Only when the other three had left far enough, did she pull Little Wang over with a gossiping look.
While looking downstairs with an ambiguous expression, she said. “Hurry and spill it out. Does that Su Zi of yours have feelings for…”
“Big sister Zhu Yao, don’t misunderstand. We’re just brothers and sisters of the same sect.” Wang Xuzhi hurriedly explained.
“Really?” Zhu Yao was a little suspicious. Then why are you being so agitated for?
“Really! It’s my first time seeing her today!” Wang Xuzhi became even more anxious, and with a serious expression, he raised out his hand and swore. “I will definitely not like any other girls.”
“Don’t be so anxious.” Zhu Yao pulled his hand down. As a parent, she was really open-minded. “I don’t have any intention to stop you. If you like her, then go for it! Big sister will support you!”
“Grand. Martial. Aunt!” Wang Xuzhi pulled a long face, and he looked at her angrily. With his current expression, it was extremely similar to the expression he gave when he was young.
“Alright, alright. I will stop.” He actually got angry so easily, he’s not fun at all. Zhu Yao hurriedly changed the topic. “Oh, right. Earlier, I heard Su Zi calling Xiao Yi senior-martial uncle. Did he build his Foundation?” Although Xiao Yi had the exotic treasure to hide his cultivation level, looking on the surface, he was still at Essence stage.
Wang Xuzhi shook his head. “After the Inter-Sect Tournament, Sovereign Feng Yi took him in as her personal succeeding disciple.”
In the cultivation world, strength reigned supreme. In the same sect, as long as they were practitioners of the same stage, they would address each other as brothers and sisters, and if one was a stage higher, his position would be one level higher as well. But, Demigod Sovereigns were exceptions. As to give Demigod Sovereigns the respect they deserved, as long as one was a personal succeeding disciple of a Demigod, his seniority would only be one position lower than his master. Hence, although Zhu Yao’s cultivation level was lower than the Sect Master and the various Peak Lords, her seniority was higher than theirs. It was because she was Yu Yan’s personal succeeding disciple, and naturally, the same went for Xiao Yi.
Zhu Yao was a little stunned. He was actually taken in by a Demigod as her personal succeeding disciple so quickly, as expected of the protagonist’s treatment. Promotion. Rise in salary. Becoming a CEO. Marrying a rich and beautiful girl. He was basically heading straight towards the summit of life.
Wait a minute! Master had told her that, even a Demigod, if one did not look carefully, would not be able to find out the exotic treasure Xiao Yi possessed. In other words, it’s not entirely possible for him not to be found out. And back then, other than her master, there were three other Demigods!
Then, Feng Yi…
“What happened? Big sister Zhu Yao, big sister Zhu Yao?” Wang Xuzhi nudged the person who suddenly went into a daze.
“Ah?” Zhu Yao’s expression was dark, she had accidentally gone into deep thoughts of the possible conspiracy theories occurring. “I’m fine. Oh right, Xuzhi. I’m sorry for interrupting your match during the Inter-Sect Tournament.”
“Don’t worry, I know big sister Zhu Yao did that because you were worried about me.” Wang Xuzhi replied without a mind. Suddenly, he seemed to have recalled something, and went silent for a moment. His pretty brows creased, and he was a little hesitant when he asked. “Big sister Zhu Yao, actually, on that day, I felt it was a little strange. The spiritual sword senior-martial uncle Xiao Yi summoned, I keep feeling that, there was something off about it…” A practitioner’s sixth sense was very keen, and at that moment, he actually felt the aura of death approaching him. He really suspected, if Zhu Yao had not intervened, he might really be…
“Don’t think about it too deeply!” Zhu Yao stroked his head. It was best if she did not tell him the truth. No matter was it luck or scheming ability, he was not Xiao Yi’s match. And, whenever someone goes against the male protagonist, that person will never have a good ending. “If you do not like him, in the future, just stay further away from him.”
Wang Xuzhi nodded his head obediently.
Zhu Yao then told him a few more things, before they finally separated and returned to their own rooms to rest.
On the early morning of the second day, the five of them split up and went around inquiring information. However, even after three days, all the clues they found were exactly the same as the one they heard from the inn owner, and they did not make a single progress at all. And, another person disappeared in the city once again.
Zhu Yao instructed them to not be anxious, and told them to take a good rest before investigating about it the next day. However, she never expected that, Wang Xuzhi who had evolved into a good boy, would actually assault her in the night!
When she saw a black figure sneakily entering her room, and even had the intention to crawl onto the bed, Zhu Yao, who had coincidentally woken up, almost sent a heavenly lightning bolt down at him. With fast reflexes, he immediately held onto her hand, and spoke up with a suppressed voice. “Big sister Zhu Yao, it’s me.”
“Little wimp?” With her other hand, she sent a fist to his head. “What are you doing this late in the night? You got the wrong room, right?” The Su Zi girly is on the second floor, you know.
“Big sister Zhu Yao, I have something I need to discuss with you about.” Wang Xuzhi took out a veil and a paper crane from the storage pouch next to him.
“What’s this?” Zhu Yao picked up the veil from his hand. It was a red-coloured veil. It’s colour was very common, and even the peony embroidered on it was rather common as well.
“I found it in the room of one of the missing men.” Wang Xuzhi explained with a stern expression. “Back then, I sensed a hint of the remains of demonic aura. So, I cast a tracking incantation on the aura. However, the paper crane did not return for an entire day and night. I thought it was just my imagination, but, just then, the paper crane returned. It must have found the owner of the veil.”
“So you’re saying, you have found the culprit who caused the disappearances?”
Wang Xuzhi shook his head hesitantly. “I’m still not entirely sure, but, by heading into the direction the paper crane guides for us, I believe we will definitely find some clues.”
“Good work!” Zhu Yao immediately leapt out of the bed, and casually wore over her clothes. She then signalled him to release the paper crane. “Let’s follow after it and take a look.”
“Wait a minute!” Wang Xuzhi took out another two paper talismans from his clothes. “These are Presence Hiding Talismans master gave me before we went down the mountain. As long as we place them on our bodies, we can hide our presence, and practitioners with strength lower than the Nascent Soul stage will not be able to sense us.”
It’s actually able to hide our presence? Zhu Yao curiously took it from him. Suddenly, she recalled her own master, and heaved a long sigh. Master, look what his master did for him!
A few thousand kilometers away, a certain master, who was currently meditating, sneezed. He looked around strangely for a moment, before he closed his eyes again.
Zhu Yao and Wang Xuzhi followed after the paper crane. After leaving the inn, they stopped at a small forest not far away. There were no traces of any humans in the surroundings, though, several cottages were scattered around the forest. Some of them were still lighted up, and most probably, they were simply ordinary folks.
“It seems like the owner of this veil, must have stopped here before.” Wang Xuzhi said as he pushed away the bush in front of him. “The owner must be finding the next target.”
Zhu Yao pointed to the scattered cottages in front of them. “The next target must be someone in one of the houses in front. Let’s find somewhere to hide for now, and wait for the fish to take the bait.”
Wang Xuzhi nodded. The only thing they could do now was wait. The Presence Hiding Talismans could only last a single night, they could not be wasted.
The two people found a good bush to hide in, and just when they were about to sit, a commotion was heard from within the forest.
“Little sister Zi, listen to me.”
“I’m not listening, I’m not listening, I’m not listening!”
Uh… What’s with this common and nauseating opening cutscene? Zhu Yao turned to look, and saw two figures, one in black, and the other in red, walking out of the forest. They were actually Su Zi and Xiao Yi. Why were they walking together? And they actually came to such a secluded place. And wasn’t Su Zi a fan of Wang Xuzhi? She changed her allegiance this quickly?