RMN C1 A Visitor in a Stormy Night

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The sky was overhung with dark clouds and rain drizzled unceasingly onto the roofs of Xiao Xi town, gathering in puddles on the street. In the distance, thunder rumbled and every now and then lightning illuminated the outline of the trees.
The hunched down figure of an old man hurried along between them and hastened toward the gates of the town that had already been shut for the night. The man stopped in front of them, grabbed the hem of his cloak’s hood and looked up while blinking against the rain. Who knows what he did but a moment later the tightly shut doors swung open as if moved by invisible hands.
The man hunched back down and hurried into the town, the gates silently shutting behind him again. He walked down the main street, his gaze flitting over the houses at the side while his brows drew closer and closer together. It seemed as if he was searching for something but couldn’t find it. Continue reading

OMF V2C67 I’ve Decided

Jing Yi sat at Qiu Ling’s bedside, holding his hand and looking at his face. Another day had gone by but Qiu Ling still hadn’t woken up. The question if he should try to access Qiu Ling’s inner self to help him overcome whatever it was that tormented him got more pressing with every hour.
Jing Yi wouldn’t mind getting into a dangerous situation if it meant that he could help Qiu Ling. It would be the right thing to do, especially considering that Qiu Ling had done so much for him already. But he was afraid that his lacking knowledge of cultivation and his low level might cause problems that would even worsen Qiu Ling’s condition. After all, his Senior Martial Brother, Yu Jin, had said that entering someone’s inner self was dangerous for both people. He couldn’t risk hurting Qiu Ling even more. Continue reading

OMF V2C64 Kill Him

In the nine heavens above, the always dignified fate’s scribe, Shun Tao, finally couldn’t take it anymore and threw the scroll of fate in front of him across the room. “Damn this!”
He really couldn’t believe it. How come everything was going wrong? How difficult could it be to let one person experience one major trial? In the end, he could only sigh. It really seemed as if it was especially difficult as long as the person in question was the son of heaven.
“So, does heaven favor you and doesn’t want you to suffer down there or does heaven have some sort of vengeance against you and doesn’t want to let you pass the trials so that you’ll die in the end?” Continue reading

OMF V2C62 An Even Worse Situation

A week went by without any progress in Jing Yi’s cultivation. He had left the mountain and went in the direction of the capital but he hadn’t covered much distance. He couldn’t even see the city wall.
It was to be expected. Qiu Ling hadn’t even needed an hour to bring him to the mountain but they had flown and that fast. And not even considering the fact that he’d need much more time to walk back to the capital under normal circumstances, there was another problem: The whirlwind had caused too much damage. Continue reading

OMF V2C61 Getting Stronger For Him

The sky grew darker with each passing minute until Jing Yi’s surroundings were finally plunged into darkness. He tried to see the way in front of him but it was futile. He hadn’t managed to leave the mountain. Just as he had predicted it would take a long time if one went by foot.
He sighed and sat down on the roadside. “I’m sorry, Qiu Ling, I’m really sorry. This should have been a memorable day for us but now …”
No, he didn’t believe that everything had worked out. He didn’t know whether Qiu Ling had been able to save his mother or even the people in the capital.
“Maybe he has. Just thinking back on how he managed to conjure such a huge storm up in the first place it’s obvious he’s a cultivator. I wonder why he never said anything? Why did he become a practitioner anyway? With his talent … he probably has heavenly spirit veins.” Continue reading

OMF V2C44 Maybe I’ll Reconsider

Jing Yi took a deep breath. It really wasn’t Qiu Ling’s fault this time, he couldn’t argue that. It was his own indecisiveness that had led to this outcome.
“Senior martial brother Qiu —”
“Just call me Qiu Ling.”
Jing Yi nodded. If he didn’t, that guy would probably never listen to him. “Qiu Ling, listen: This got a little out of hand. I … I also don’t know why I’ve done that but you should know that I didn’t reconsider anything. I still don’t want to marry you.”
Qiu Ling blinked. Huh? What was his beloved saying?
Jing Yi saw that he was lost. He closed his eyes and sighed. Damn. He really had done it now. Qiu Ling had already been so persistent before when he had rejected him in a straightforward manner. Now that he had shown weakness in front of his relentless pursuing wouldn’t he double his efforts?
Qiu Ling observed Jing Yi’s expression. Mn, those closed eyes … He bent down and kissed the corner. Jing Yi’s eyes flew open. That guy! What did he think he was doing?! “Qiu Ling …”
“Mn …” Qiu Ling only gave a murmur as an assent and continued to rain some kisses on Jing Yi’s cheek. Forget about his beloved saying he hadn’t reconsidered. He was probably just embarrassed. Mn, it was understandable. After rejecting him like that he just felt bad about giving right in. Now, he needed to be slowly persuaded. No problem there! Hadn’t he done just that for ten years in the nine heavens? He already had lots of experience with it!
“I love you”, he whispered into Jing Yi’s ears but he didn’t give him time to react. Instead, he cupped his cheeks and kissed him again. Jing He would never just admit to it. Not for now anyway. He needed time. And Qiu Ling was more than willing to give it if that meant being able to hold him in his arms again in this lifetime.
Jing Yi lay there in a daze. How had they gotten back to kissing again? This guy … he really couldn’t do anything about him. And actually … If he ignored the strange feeling he had gotten at the beginning, then it didn’t feel bad to be with him. In fact, he really liked it. It gave him a warm and fuzzy feeling he had never felt before.
Was this … love?
Jing Yi peered into Qiu Ling’s face. His senior martial brother had closed his eyes but even without seeing his gaze he could tell how earnest Qiu Ling was in his pursuit. He might have proposed to him on the spot but he was obviously serious.
He even got that drunk because I rejected him … It’s as if I … actually broke his heart yesterday. And now he’s so happy because he thought I had reconsidered.
He slowly extended his hand and slid his fingers into Qiu Ling’s black hair. Qiu Ling lifted his head and opened his eyes, a happy smile contained in his gaze. Jing Yi smiled back at him. Maybe … he shouldn’t reject him outright.
“Qiu Ling.”
“Mn?”
“Wait a moment.”
Considering how his beloved had just looked at him, Qiu Ling indeed stopped. He didn’t get up, though, and just propped himself up on his elbows, looking at Jing Yi’s face.
“I …” Jing Yi licked his lips. He really didn’t know how to say this.
“What is it, my love?” Qiu Ling took his hand and interlaced their fingers.
Jing Yi looked at that hand that was so gentle towards him. “I don’t know how to say this but … maybe … Give me a bit of time to think this through, alright?”
“Mn.” Qiu Ling nodded and started to wait.
Jing Yi, too, waited. When he noticed that Qiu Ling still didn’t want to get up, he frowned. “Didn’t you just agree?”
“Sure! So, have you thought it through?” Whatever ‘it’ was. Qiu Ling didn’t really understand what his beloved meant, after all, he was still under the misconception that Jing Yi had already reconsidered.
Jing Yi sighed. “Qiu Ling, how long do you intend to stay like this? Look at what time it is.”
Qiu Ling gazed at the window blankly. The sun had already risen but one clearly couldn’t call the time late. “Isn’t it still early? We can still stay in bed for one or two hours. Ah, my love, these morning hours are precious. We shouldn’t waste them!”
“Indeed. So, please get up now.”
Qiu Ling turned a deaf ear once again.
Jing Yi frowned. “Qiu Ling, if you want me to reconsider my rejection, then you’ll get up. Right. Now.”
Qiu Ling sat up at once, smoothed out his robes, pushed back his hair and put on a brilliant smile. “Oh, so you were thinking about us. If that’s the case …” He helped Jing Yi up and even went so far as to tidy up his robe for him. He really was on his best behavior right now.
Jing Yi sighed. Why couldn’t he always be so reasonable? Then maybe … No, actually, had Qiu Ling not been how he was then he never would have thought about reconsidering.
“So … My love, is there anything I can do for you?”
Jing Yi shook his head and used the opportunity to stand up. “It’s alright.”
“Are you sure? Maybe there is something you want me to do for you or anything you want to have? Ah! I know! You’re still a mortal. You’ll need to eat, right?” He leaped to his feet and ran out before Jing Yi had time to say anything.
Jing Yi could only shake his head and sigh. The sect didn’t lack in food for the mortals in the outer sect. There was no need to trouble his senior martial brother with that but, well, it was already too late. He could only wait until Qiu Ling came back.
Jing Yi started to wash up and put on a clean robe but his thoughts couldn’t help but remain with Qiu Ling. Why was this guy so easily excitable? Though, it was nice seeing him so earnest about this. He was obviously trying to impress him. “Mn, it would be nice if I could talk about all this with mother …” Though, at the same time, he dreaded going back to the capital. After all, he hadn’t managed to cultivate even after five years. He was afraid his mother might be disappointed in him.
No, he had to find out what to do on his own.
“Eh?” Just when Jing Yi had resolved himself to do so, the door had opened again. Qiu Ling had already returned and, upon hearing Jing Yi’s mumbling, his face actually lit up. “Did I just hear you say that you wanted to see mother-in-law?” He put the spirit fruits in his hands down and hurried over.
Jing Yi tensed. What mother-in-law?! This guy was seriously getting ahead of himself! “I was thinking about my mother.”
“Mn! How about I’ll take you there?” Qiu Ling’s eyes gleamed. This was just perfect! His mother-in-law liked him and she had promised him to help if her son liked him back. And his beloved was obviously reciprocating his feelings, he was just too shy to admit it. If he talked it over with his mother, he would definitely accept him wholeheartedly!
After all, hadn’t exactly the same thing happened back then? Jing He had also been afraid at first but after having a good talk with the Heavenly empress, he slowly eased up in Qiu Ling’s presence.
Jing Yi looked at Qiu Ling in a daze. “You … want to take me to the capital?”
“Yes!” Qiu Ling nodded eagerly. “Ah, you’d best pack your things right now! I’ll take you there immediately!”
Jing Yi opened his mouth but didn’t find anything to say. Why was Qiu Ling this thrilled at the prospect of meeting his mother?
Qiu Ling gripped his hands. “My love, there is no need to wait! Actually, while we’re at it, why don’t we travel a little longer? Didn’t you want to experience adventures? We can go and do that together right now!”
Jing Yi’s expression eased and he smiled a little. So this was what was up. Qiu Ling wasn’t this excited because he would meet his mother, instead, he was excited because they would spend a lot of time together when they traveled.
“There is one problem, though: We can’t just leave the sect grounds without reason.” There were rules in the Yun Zou sect, after all.
“Tch.” Qiu Ling furrowed his brow. “What without reason? We’re going to temper ourselves in the outside world! Come, I’ll take you to see my Master. He’ll definitely allow it and who would dare refute him?” He grabbed Jing Yi’s waist and pulled him out of the door, just barely remembering to pick up the fruits and stuffing them into Jing Yi’s hands. He couldn’t let his beloved go hungry, after all!
“Qiu Ling!” Jing Yi wanted to protest but they had already arrived at the building’s doorstep. Qiu Ling, faced with the prospect of getting his mother-in-law’s help and spending lots of time with his beloved while traveling outside, didn’t hesitate and just took to the air, flying over to his master’s palace. He couldn’t waste even one minute!

OMF V3C24 The Wrong Subdivision?

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Said demons were already working on their own mission at that point in time. Xiao Li stood behind the edge of one of the buildings in the Alchemy division and observed Jing Yi who was entering the main building right now.
“So you’re a disciple of the Alchemy division.” He narrowed his eyes and took a look around. As Elder Shan’s disciple, he wasn’t part of any division. Thus, he had never seen the alchemy division from within. But he had been a direct disciple long enough to know that the first place you should look for information on a new disciple would be the book where the disciples of the subdivisions were recorded.
Xiao Li smiled sinisterly. The book would definitely be in the main building that the boy had just entered. He could follow him while looking for it and might even find out something more.
Once again his body turned into a wisp of smoke. It flew into the building and followed Jing Yi’s steps to the small study.
Jing Yi was standing in the doorway and softly called out even though nobody else could be seen. “Senior Martial Brother Yue?”
From the desk on the other side, a soft rustle could be heard. Finally, some black strands of hair appeared between the scrolls of paper before the rest of the head followed. Yue Lin blinked tiredly and rubbed his eyes. “You are …?”
Jing Yi smiled, cupped his fists and bowed slightly. “I’m Jing Yi. Senior Martial Brother Niu Hai brought me over yesterday to register for the alchemy division.” He pointed at the book that was still lying at the corner of Yue Lin’s desk.
Yue Lin picked it up and browsed through the pages. “What’s your name?”
“Jing … Jing He.”
Yue Lin flipped further through the book, before finally tapping on one of the pages. “So you want to become part of the poison subdivision.”
Jing Yi’s eyes went wide and he hastily shook his head. “No, no! I don’t want that. Didn’t he register me for the general Alchemy division?”
Yue Lin sighed. He really didn’t have the time to educate some newcomer. “It doesn’t work like that. You can only become a disciple of the whole Alchemy division if you have notable talent. I doubt you were tested for that.”
Jing Yi lowered his head. How could he have notable talent for alchemy? He couldn’t even read more than ten characters! “Then … I definitely have to become part of the poison subdivision? There’s no other choice?”
Yue Lin looked up and wanted to nod but looking at the cute junior in front of him he didn’t feel as annoyed anymore. He sighed and stood up. He slowly stretched his limbs and motioned for Jing Yi to come closer.
Jing Yi bit his lower lip and hurried over. He had already seen the day before how busy Yue Lin was with his work. He felt bad about disturbing him again and even adding to his workload. Maybe he should have accepted being part of the poison subdivision? After all, he wouldn’t stay in the Hei Dian Sect for much longer.
Yue Lin pointed out the window. “Did he explain what subdivisions there are?”
Jing Yi shook his head. “But I did see the buildings on the way here yesterday. Senior Martial Brother Niu Hai mentioned them.”
Yue Lin shook his head. How could one just arbitrarily decide which subdivision to choose? No, he had to explain to this Junior Martial Brother in detail so that he would become an asset to their division in the future. “What do you know about alchemy?”
Jing Yi lowered his head and folded his hands in front of his body. “Actually … I don’t really know anything about it. I just heard it has to do with herbs and you can help people with it.”
Yue Lin lifted his brows. “Oh. So … You came here because you want to help people.”
Jing Yi pondered and finally nodded. Yes, that had indeed been what he thought. He wanted to be of help to Qiu Ling so that he’d be able to do more for him than just bandage his wounds should something like yesterday happen again. It had just been a light injury this time but what if something more dangerous had happened? Him knowing alchemy or not could have very well been the deciding factor in whether Qiu Ling lived on died. He never wanted to be in this situation again while being helpless.
“Senior Martial Brother Yue, I know I’m making things difficult for you but isn’t it possible to change the subdivision I’m in?”
Yue Lin patted his shoulder. “Don’t worry about that. There’s no problem with changing that. It’s partly my fault considering I just let an outsider sign you in. Something like this was bound to happen. I asked just now because I wanted to know which subdivision would fit you best. Hearing your answer I guess you’d best be suited to our House of Healing.”
Jing Yi smiled gratefully. “Thank you very much, Senior Martial Brother Yue.”
Yue Lin nodded and went back to his desk. He put the scrolls of paper to the side and picked up the book and a brush. Then, he crossed out Jing Yi’s name from the poison subdivision and blew the ink dry. Lastly, he wrote it under the House of Healing’s subdivision.
“Alright, everything is done. You’re now a fringe disciple under the command of the House of Healing and its Elder Xie.”
“Thank you very much, Senior Martial Brother Yue. Then, what should I do now? Can I just go over?”
Yue Lin wanted to nod but halted before actually saying anything. He took a closer look at Jing Yi and sighed. “How did they admit you to the sect? You’re not even wearing the official robes!”
Jing Yi could only smile wryly. He certainly couldn’t say that Qiu Ling had forced his way in. “Well, I only arrived the day before yesterday.”
Yue Lin nodded and stood up again. “Alright, if that’s the case I’ll help you organize everything. First of all, you will need an appropriate robe.” He left the room and waved Jing Yi with him. Both of them didn’t notice the wisp of black smoke that was trailing them.


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OMF V1C95 It Shattered

Jing Yi had been happy seeing Shao Hai again and had looked forward to smiling at customers with him before they could go and look around the capital some more. Shao Hai had even promised to show him the way to his home when they were finished so that he could go and visit him whenever he wanted.
This happy child froze as soon as it saw Zhong Guanyu though. Jing Yi looked around, trying to find a way to escape or at least make sure the terrible tigress wouldn’t notice him. Where was his grandfather right now? Would he be able to find a hidden spot and call him so he could help him if the tigress didn’t leave him alone? Or was there anything else he could do?
In the end, Jing Yi didn’t see any hidden spot. Instead, he dashed behind Shao Hai and only peeked out behind his shoulder to make sure whether the tigress had already seen him.
Shao Hai turned to look at Jing Yi and tilted his head in confusion. Then he looked back to the front and finally noticed Zhong Guanyu. He pursed his lips. So it was her again! Who knew what she had done to his bride-to-be that he was that afraid of her? He definitely couldn’t let this continue! He’d teach her a lesson! First of all, he had to calm his Xiao Yi down though.
Shao Hai turned back to him and carefully patted his head with a gentle smile. “Don’t worry. With me around, she won’t be able to hurt you!”
Jing Yi looked up at him with sparkling eyes. So Shao Hai would make sure that the terrible tigress couldn’t hurt him? This was great! His grip on Shao Hai’s sleeve loosened for a moment as if he really wasn’t as afraid anymore.
Seeing the two boys so close, Qiu Ling tensed even more. Oh no. He had made a big mistake. He shouldn’t have listened to his mother-in-law! He shouldn’t have given them this much time together! He shouldn’t have allowed them to spend any time together! Where was Yi Zan’s sister? Why hadn’t she brought her son over yet? It was time to start his plan or else this might end in a terrible disaster!
While Qiu Ling fretted over whether his brilliant plan was already deemed to be a failure before he could try to implement it, he committed an even graver mistake: From the moment he saw Jing Yi walk into the room, he had straightened up unconsciously and it became even worse when Jing Yi showed his trust in Shao Hai.
Unfortunately, Zhong Guanyu’s attention was still completely focused on him. When the person that had refused to show her any reaction suddenly reacted this strongly, her curiosity was naturally piqued.
She turned around and noticed Shao Hai and Jing Yi who had relaxed behind him. Her face lit up and she leaped down from the chair, running over as fast as she could. Yes, she had forgotten her image once again.
“Brother Jing Yi!” She smiled widely and wanted to hug him like Shao Hai had done the day before. After all, what he could do she could too, right? She extended her arms with a big smile.
Shao Hai frowned. He certainly wouldn’t let her frighten his Xiao Yi again! He hugged Jing Yi and pulled him out of the way.
Guanyu fell to the ground. She lay there, stunned once again. How many times had she fallen this week? Four times? Five? Why was this always happening? And always in front of her Prince Charming?!
She started punching the floor and bawling her eyes out.
The old woman sitting in the back of the teahouse couldn’t take it anymore. She stood up and walked over, standing before the boys with her arms akimbo. “What do you think you are doing? The poor girl! Look how she’s crying now! Shouldn’t you help her up?”
Shao Hai pursed his lips and hugged Jing Yi tighter. “She deserves it! She scared my Xiao Yi!”
The old woman was taken aback. “Aiya, how can you be like this? You should yield a little to girls.”
“Why should I? Will she leave my Xiao Yi alone if I do?”
The old woman frowned. Why couldn’t this boy see reason at all? Didn’t he understand the importance of this matter? “How will you marry one of them if you’re like this?”
“I won’t!”
The old woman couldn’t help herself and laughed. Young children sure were naive! It was quite entertaining though. She couldn’t wait to have such a cute grandchild herself. “You won’t? But you’ll have to marry in the future. Every man has to marry someday. That’s the way the world works.”
Shao Hai pursed his lips. “I won’t marry a girl like her though. I’ll marry my Xiao Yi!” He turned around to Jing Yi, cupped his cheeks and leaned in.
Muah!
A big, moist smack was given.
Crack!
No, that wasn’t another cup breaking. This was the sound of Qiu Ling’s heart shattering. His beloved’s first kiss … was stolen by another man.

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OMF V3C11 A Complete Lunatic

Jing Yi looked up at the gate of the estate and couldn’t help feeling awed. Even from where he stood the whole place smelled like herbs and medicine. Since the outer sect of the Yun Zou Sect only had a small building for those who were interested in alchemy and since he wasn’t allowed onto the peaks of the inner sect he had never experienced something like that.
“Jing He?” Niu Hai stopped and turned around when he noticed that the sound of steps behind him had ceased. “What is it? Have you reconsidered? Do you want to join our division of blades instead?”
Jing Yi shook his head. “No, I just wanted to take a moment to have a look around. It’s really a nice place.” In fact, he somehow felt drawn to this place as if he belonged here and should have come far sooner. “Let’s go.” He caught up to Niu Hai and followed him further inside.
There were different buildings in the estate and each of them had a plaque placed above the door with its name on it. Judging from the few he could see while following Niu Hai there seemed to be different branches to the Alchemy division. He had seen a plaque that read Supporting Alchemy, one with the words Healing Alchemy and another one that had Furthering Alchemy inscribed. All of that seemed to be things he might have learned in the Yun Zou Sect, too, if he was an inner sect disciple.
Before they reached their destination he finally got a taste of the evil ways of the Hei Dian Sect, though: They passed by a building that had a plaque with Deadly Poisons written on it above its entrance.
Jing Yi gulped. He really hoped he would never have to have anything to do with that. He didn’t want to know anything about poisons.
They finally reached a building in the middle of the estate. Niu Hai looked back at him and smiled. “It’s here.”
Jing Yi nodded and followed him inside. He didn’t know what he had expected but he was a little disappointed when he saw the hall before him. There was nothing that seemed like it had to do with alchemy, only the same things you might have expected in a hall that was used to receive guests at any other estate, too.
Niu Hai didn’t seem to find anything strange. He led Jing Yi to a door at the side and looked into the room behind it. “Heh, anyone there? I brought a new disciple over!”
Jing Yi curiously leaned to the side and peeked past him. The room seemed to be a study, an extremely messy study. Books piled up until they formed stacks that were high enough to reach his hips, paper scrolls covered the table on the other side of the room and some had even fallen down and were rolling over the floor.
Jing Yi’s brows rose. This definitely wasn’t what he would have expected but at least it looked different from the study a normal house would probably have. Actually, the only study he had ever seen was that of Shao Hai’s father so he probably couldn’t judge how normal this one was.
“Uh … Senior Yue Lin?” Niu Hai cautiously tiptoed to the other side of the room and reached into the pile of scrolls. “Senior? Senior!”
A hand shot out of the pile and accurately grabbed Niu Hai’s collar. “Who is it?! How dare you trespass onto the alchemy division’s ground?!” The voice was distorted and sounded more like that of a demon than like the voice of a human being.
Jing Yi jumped back and hugged the door frame. What was this? Maybe he didn’t want to become part of the alchemy division after all!
Niu Hai tried to pry the hand off his collar but just when he succeeded, the hand grabbed his throat instead. His face started to turn red from the strain. “Senior Yue Lin …”
Jing Yi watched on with dread. Shouldn’t alchemists be more peaceful? Why was that person under the scrolls trying to strangle someone to death?
“Fire! The gardens … caught on fire!”
“What?!” The hand let go and a head jerked up from the table, scattering the scrolls everywhere.
Jing Yi stared at the person in a daze. Only half his hair was still secured on top of his head, the other half was sticking out in all directions. His face didn’t look much better: There were red lines running across his skin and some ink stains on the right side while you could actually read some sentences on his left cheek. He looked like a complete lunatic.
The lunatic leaped to his feet, ignored Niu Hai and ran to the door. He grasped Jing Yi by the shoulder and stared into his eyes. “Where’s the fire?”
Jing Yi looked back, his own eyes wide. That senior’s eyes were completely blood-shot and there were dark circles beneath them. He probably hadn’t slept for a couple of nights. No wonder he tried to strangle the person who woke him up.
“I … I haven’t seen any.”
“Hah? What do you mean you haven’t seen any?” The lunatic’s expression darkened.
In the meantime, Niu Hai had finally made his way back over. Breathing heavily he grabbed Yue Lin’s shoulder and pulled him back. “Heh, Senior, calm down. I was just trying to wake you up. Nothing’s burning. That’s Jing He. He wants to join you alchemists.” His expression clearly said that he didn’t think of that as a good idea.
Jing Yi gulped. He also wasn’t sure anymore if that idea had been a good one. Maybe he should really have joined the practitioners?
Yue Lin blinked and tried to take in Jing Yi’s appearance. His eyes weren’t really focused, though. After a minute of futile effort, his brows slowly rose and he seemed to wake up a bit more. “Eh, little Junior Martial Brother, you sure look like a hardworking person.”
“Uh … Thank you, Senior Martial Brother Yue.” Jing Yi lowered his head. Somehow, this man’s gaze made him shudder.
“Mn. How about … you help me out a bit as your first assignment?” He didn’t wait for an answer before he clutched Jing Yi’s hand and pulled him over to the desk. “Look at this. We have to work all those scrolls over.”
Jing Yi looked up at him and pressed his lips together. “Senior Martial Brother, I …”
“It’s alright, it’s alright!” Yue Lin blinked and tried to look less emaciated and more spirited. Unfortunately, he only managed to look even more like a madman. “You’ll see that it’s not that hard. And with the two of us, we’ll be done in no time!”
“No, that’s not it. Senior Martial Brother, I don’t know how to read.” He looked at the characters on Yue Lin’s cheek. To him, they were still only fancy decorations. Some misplaced fancy decorations.

OMF V1C44 Leave Behind Your Lives!

Mister Zhong knelt on the ground and clutched his arm, the ground around him splattered with blood. His wife crouched beside him and held onto his shoulder, crying. Before them stood five men or rather one of them stood with a blood-soaked sword in his hand while the other four were seated on their horses, looking down at the couple.
“I asked you what happened!”
Mister Zhong tightened his lips while the blood continued to ooze out of the wound.
Madam Zhong shook her head wildly, making her hair fly in all directions. “We don’t know anything! We already said we don’t know anything!” Continue reading