Maybe you remember this announcement I made back at the end of July this year. Basically, it was about me starting a new project called “Finders Keepers” on Patreon. Well, what was supposed to be a short story turned into a novella, turned into a short novel, and finally decided it wanted to be a long novel after all. 😅
Anyway, I finally finished it so it’s going to go public this week! We’ll start with the first chapter this Saturday, December 7th, and after that, you can expect a new chapter every Saturday. 😊
Btw, since I’m already announcing: I’ve also recently finished the revision of the second volume of Oh. My. Fate?! so I’ll be uploading the last batch of chapters soon. Expect a bunch of notifications again if you’re subscribed. 😳
Liu Cheng was surprised at both Qiang Yan’s passionate speech and the fact that he was suddenly attacked. Normally, the demon hunters of the Chun Feng Sect were highly valued wherever they went because of the fact that they were freeing the people of this demonic scourge. Well, he probably shouldn’t be surprised. Considering what he had just heard, this person was related to that Qiu Ling and didn’t seem to mind his possible heritage, still feel that he could be a ‘good person’. He might even have known about Qiu Ling’s origins but refused to say anything, thus endangering the people around them.
Liu Cheng unsheathed his own weapon and met Qiang Yan head-on, his gaze darkening when he thought about these things. “You do not seem to understand what kind of creature a demon is.” Continue reading
While Qiu Ling and Jing Yi had trained without any worry and were preparing to turn in for the evening, things outside weren’t quite as harmonious.
Liu Cheng and the other disciples of the Chun Feng Sect were trying to enter the realm as well but regardless of what they did, the array wouldn’t light up for them. Sect Master Yuchi and Alliance Head Hua who had first been almost frightened out of their minds finally calm down when they noticed that this was the case.
Hua Min nodded to himself. Well, if he took a moment to think, then this was to be expected. The person that had originally been standing next to the array had obviously been Grandmaster Leng. So this should be an array that he had created. Naturally, if he didn’t want anybody to enter, then nobody would be able to do so. After all, he wasn’t just a high-leveled cultivator anymore. Instead, he was already the strongest person currently in the human realm considering that he had ascended. Continue reading
Fu Min didn’t leave for the Nine Heavens immediately. Instead, he first went down the corridor and knocked on one of the doors.
The rustling of fabric sounded from inside and finally, a slightly raspy voice could be heard. “Yes?”
“Xiang Yong, it’s me, Fu Min.”
“Oh. Come on in then.”
Fu Min pushed the door open and slipped into the room, not noticing that the door on the other side of the corridor was cracked open, a person peering out with a dark expression.
“Visiting Xiang Yong?” Fu Heng’s hands tensed, his claws digging into the door frame. At this time of the night, there weren’t too many reasons to knock on somebody’s door. Don’t tell him … Continue reading
Needless to say, it didn’t work immediately. Jing Yi managed to form a small heap of soil just like Qiu Ling had shown him but when he stepped on it, it was too loose. Jing Yi lost his balance and fell forward, finally colliding with a firm chest.
“Are you alright?”
Jing Yi looked up, his heart thumping. “I …” He looked down, his cheeks inexplicably heating up. Ah, when something happened, Qiu Ling would always be there for him, wouldn’t he? He looked up again, giving his lover a brilliant smile. “I’ll always be alright as long as you’re with me.”
Qiu Ling stared at him in a daze, not quite comprehending what was going on. The one who would normally say such things was him, wasn’t it? How come his beloved was suddenly so direct? He really wasn’t used to this. It actually made him speechless. Continue reading
Here’s the first chapter of Finders Keepers. I’ll be uploading one every Saturday from now on. There are 23 chapters in total – all of which are already available to my Patrons just in case you’re impatient. 😉
Happy reading! 😊
Hou Dong spurred on his horse, leaving a cloud of golden dust in his wake. He narrowed his eyes and pulled up the black cloth hanging from his neck to cover his face, cursing under his breath. Finally, he reached the top of the dune and halted his horse.
His gaze roamed over the next stretch of the desert and picked up on a blotch of green in the distance. He couldn’t help but heave a sigh of relief. He certainly hadn’t expected things to turn out this way when he accepted the mission to escort the merchants’ caravan. Well, this wasn’t the time to complain. He’d bring it up later.
Hou Dong took the red flag out of his bag, tied it to the tip of his spear and waved, signaling his men accompanying the caravan. He glanced back and spurred his horse on again when they signaled in response, rushing toward the oasis in the distance. Ah, he couldn’t wait to look at something other than this blasted sand for a few hours! Continue reading
The two of them stopped in the middle of the courtyard and Jing Yi took a look around. There wasn’t much to see other than a few plants and a big lake so he didn’t pay any more attention and instead turned to face Qiu Ling, ready to start his training.
Qiu Ling smiled and grabbed his hands. “Do you remember what I told you the last time?”
Jing Yi pondered and nodded slowly. “You said that I just had to learn how to control the air. That I had to make it into something that I could stand on and then make it move. But I barely managed to even do the first step.” Continue reading
The Sus didn’t have any trouble finding a Chinese restaurant. Su Yan was in for a surprise though: He had expected that going to such a restaurant would be just like eating at one of the roadside stalls at home. But when they sat down, he had to find out that the waiter was actually a blond American dude who didn’t speak even a single word Chinese and only looked at him blankly when he tried to order in his native language.
Su Yan stared at the man with wide eyes while his father sighed and then ordered for all three of them. The waiter couldn’t help but look at this person once again before he finally nodded and then rushed off, going to get their dishes.
Su Yan turned to his mother who also didn’t understand anything with an expression asking for pity. “He didn’t speak Chinese.” Continue reading
With the stranger’s help, Su Yan and his mother were finally able to use the slot machine. As for the result of their gambling … There wasn’t much to say about it. The chances of making a profit were low with this kind of thing. Even though Madam Su let her son play around for a while, If they tallied the money they had paid and what they had gotten back, they still would have lost some in the end.
Su Yan naturally didn’t count that closely whether or not he won something but the fact that there was no huge amount of coins being thrown out and no announcement of any kind of jackpot that he had won still made him feel dejected. He had wanted to earn some money for their wedding, ah! How could it be that he only lost money and didn’t gain anything? This was unfair! Continue reading
Jing Yi kept quiet for a while, imagining how he’d someday get to see the real place. While he did so … his gaze grew complicated. He had promised Qiu Ling that he would let his other self take over after he had more time but if he was honest, then he didn’t want to do that. Anyway, he at least wanted to spend his life with Qiu Ling. Being allowed to see the dragon realm shouldn’t be too much, right? But for that, he would first need to ascend. And if he wanted to do that, then he needed to get stronger. He had already seen before what would happen if he wasn’t. He could never bring Qiu Ling into such a situation ever again.
Thinking of that, Jing Yi looked at Qiu Ling and determination entered his eyes. He took Qiu Ling’s hands and gave him a smile. “Qiu Ling, I thought about it. What happened before was my fault.” Continue reading
Qiu Ling entered the old palace and raised his brows. The air in front of him glimmered and steam wafted up from the ground. Was this thing on fire? He looked around but couldn’t see anything of the like. Well, something had to be the matter though. There was no way a place would be this hot without reason.
He continued on and the heat grew even worse. If the Flaming Lion’s Tail really grew somewhere around here, it should be in the palace and most likely, it should be at the place where the heat originated from. Qiu Ling narrowed his eyes. If he wasn’t wrong, then it came from somewhere below. Continue reading