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De Zhen buried Zhang Hu in a simple manner. Everyone held different thoughts, and after the temporary stop, they continued on their road.
Cong Hong Chang’s mood was obviously at a down low, on the entire road, she had buried her head in Li Fu Zai’s bosom and weeped, blaming herself for Zhang Hu’s death, causing other people to feel pain in their heart. Li Fu Zai naturally thought that his chance had arrived, and immediately fawned upon Cong Hong Chang, not coaxing her, but kept on chiding about Zhang Hu, saying that his death was upon him, it was his fault, and that the guilt was on himself.
“Something like that actually happened, sigh, truly, life is so unpredictable! Miss Hong Chang seemed to like Zhang Hu, and they even messed about last night. Who would have thought that in just a day, their lives would have changed so drastically.
Qing’er sighed, as she spoke while feeling pity for Hong Chang.
Su Yun did not say anything, and would occasionally glance at Cong Hong Chang who was in Li Fu Zai’s embrace, and shook his head.
“We should be on the right track right?”
De Zhen looked around, and started to frown: “The forest here is getting denser and denser, I am afraid there is no more road ahead.”
“We are on the right path. That region is concealed extremely well, the more it looks like it does not have any more road, the more accurate we are.” Cong Hong Chang said while sniffling and her eyes were still red.
“Hong Chang, after we find the treasure deposit, we will quickly leave this place, let’s not stop in this weird place anymore, in case you become more hurt.” Li Fu Zai said gently.
“Thank you big brother Li, you treat me really well.” Cong Hong Chang looked at Li Fu Zai deeply.
Li Fu Zai’s heart was thumping hard, and he muttered: “Hong Chang.”
Cong Hong Chang turned her head, with a slight blush on her cheeks, she said softly: “Now, if I were to rest and meditate, I would think about Big Brother Zhang Hu, and am afraid, Big Brother Li, can you accompany me the next time we rest?”
“Of… Of course!”
Li Fu Zai’s voice trembled, but his eyes were brimming with lust when he looked at Cong Hong Chang. He wanted to eat the little lady up so badly.
“Big Brother Li, you’re a really nice person.”
Cong Hong Chang grabbed onto Li Fu Zai’s big hands and used her finger to move around his palm, causing Li Fu Zai’s heart to become numb.
De Zhen activated a mystical technique, causing and a regiment of flame substance to sprout out from his hand and fiercely scattered on the thistles and thorns on the road ahead of them, clearing a path for them in which they slowly treaded along.
The thick jungle was quiet, but the quieter it was, the more it represented danger, and none of them dared to be lax, all of them looked and listened attentively with maximum concentration.
On the road, they had met with countless of fierce beasts, but the strongest was but a fifth stage Spirit Soul Realm beast, with Li Fu Zai, Liu Jie and the rest helping, De Zhen could easily dispose of the beasts, a ninth stage Spirit Soul Realm cultivator was not a force to be trifled with.
Just as everyone got close to the location where Cong Hong Chang had specified…
“Everyone, be careful!”
Cong Hong Chang suddenly screamed from behind.
Everyone immediately stopped in their tracks and stopped advancing.
“What’s wrong? Hong Chang?” Li Fu Zai asked gently.
Cong Hong Chang’s eyes swept around slowly, and then activated her Profound Spirit Qi which swept across their surroundings.
Waves of ripples resonated outwards, in the emptiness around them, came large quantities of moss green gas, this gas slowly spread outwards, gradually coming closer towards them. It was odorless and formless, and if not for Cong Hong Chang’s warning, everyone would not have even known it existed!
De Zhen looked at the gas, and started to perspire.
QIng’er moved up and took a slight whiff, her adorable nose moved, and she said: “It seems like poison is mixed in it.”
Everyone was surprised and immediately retreated, dodging the strange poisonous gas.
“What exactly is this gas? Why haven’t I seen it before?” De Zhen looked at the gas seriously and asked.
“I think that this is the poisonous gases released by the corpses of the fierce beasts that had died in Black Prison Forest!” Cong Hong Chang walked over and took a whiff, her face becoming serious: “If we were to activate our Profound Spirit Qi to go through this poisonous gas, it would take a toll on all of us, and is not a good choice considering we will need to retreat. If we reach the region and stumble upon strong fierce beasts, without Profound Spirit Qi, that would not be good. The only thing we can do now is to disperse this poisonous gas and open a path.”
“Disperse the gas?”
De Zhen suddenly raised his hand and released a burst of wind that struck the poisonous gas. But what surprised them was that the poisonous gas did not dissipate, but instead remained stationary like a mountain.
“This is not ordinary gas.”
De Zhen said.
“Then, Hong Chang, do you have a method to disperse the poisonous gas?” Liu Jie asked.
“I do, but I alone am unable to do it.” Cong Hong Chang said.
“How many people do you require?”
“Just one more person will do, but this person needs to have the Swift Wind Spirit Qi. Only Swift Wind Spirit Qi can match with my technique, and can efficiently disperse the poisonous gas, does anyone here have the Swift Wind Spirit Qi?”
“Me! Me! I have Swift Wind Spirit Qi, Hong Chang!”
Before De Zhen and the rest could say anything, Li Fu Zai eagerly shouted out.
“That’s great, Big Brother Li.” Cong Hong Chang smiled: “Seems like I will have to rely on you!”
“This involves everyone, the effort I will be putting in is nothing.” Li Fu Zai patted his chest and laughed.
Cong Hong Chang threw a bewitching look at him and continued: “Everyone, I will need to set up a formation array, but this array’s foundation is quite difficult to be found, and I have prepared ‘Empty Spirit Crystals’ as a replacement.”
“Empty Spirit Crystals are a type of treasure able to store energy poured into it, and it is extremely suitable to be a replacement for the array foundation. This array formation is rather complicated, after storing energy into the Empty Spirit Crystals, go rest and recover, because after we disperse the gas, it will be extremely tiring, and I will have to rely on all of you for the dangers ahead!”
“No problem, Hong Chang, there’s no time to lose, let us begin.” Liu Jiu said.
Cong Hong Chang did not delay and immediately began setting up the array formation.
After half a day, a perfect array formation appeared.
However, not only did the array formation appear, Cong Hong Chang had also set up a barrier enchantment.
“Everyone, I am embarrassed to say this, but the following dispersing mystical technique, is my Master’s undisclosed technique, so it cannot be used with outsiders, so… ”
“We understand, Hong Chang, go and do it.” De Zhen nodded his head.
Cong Hong Chang replied.
Following that, everyone began to imbue their Profound Spirit Qi into the Empty Spirit Crystals, and after a while, all of the ordinary looking glass balls were releasing a myriad of colors, it was extremely dazzling.
“Don’t use too much energy, do your best to preserve and conserve your energy.”
Su Yun told Qing’er softly.
QIng’er was perspiring, but she did not ask anything and listened to him.
After imbuing all the crystals, everyone were extremely tired and immediately sat down to rest and recover.
“Big brother Li, follow me in!”
Cong Hong Chang smiled and spoke out.
Li Fu Zai immediately walked over.
Seeing that, Su Yun hesitated for a moment, then said: “Qing’er, let us create our own barrier enchantment.”
When he said that, Liu Jie and De Zhen looked at the two of them in puzzlement.
“Young Master, we are fine here, why do you want to create a barrier?” Qing’er asked.
Su Yun then laughed, and said: “There are some things that is inconvenient to let others see, it’ll be better to create a barrier enchantment.”
With that said, Su Yun pinched Qing’er’s adorable face.
Hearing that, Qing’er was stunned, and her face blushed so red that it looked as though blood could leak out any moment, she immediately lowered her head, and shook her body, with a soft and gentle voice: “Young Master, y-you… Really want it?”
Hearing Su Yun’s resolved voice, Qing’er became happy, but was also afraid, however, she would never go against any of Su Yun’s wishes, and with a complicated mood in her heart, Qing’er started to draw the formation.
Her white little hands trembled slightly, she was so embarrassed she wanted to bury her head into her chest. A barrier enchantment that was extremely easy to her, actually took her almost half an hour time to be completed.
“Young Master, I-I’m done.”
Qing’er’s voice trembled.
“Great, let us go in.”
Su Yun who had always been looking at Cong Hong Chang’s barrier enchantment retracted his gaze and walked to Qing’er, and then pulled her into their enchantment.
Upon entering the enchantment, Qing’er stood quietly beside Su Yun with her head lowered, and her ten fingers intercrossed together.
“Come, Qing’er, sit here!”
Su Yun patted her shoulder and laughed when he spoke.
Qing’er quietly walked over and sat down, but her still flushed red face was kept low, not daring to look at Su Yun.
“Qing’er, do that thing that you did last time.”
“The thing that I did last time? Which one, young master.” Qing’er looked at him with a confused look.
“That mystical technique that can peep at other people.”
Qing’er was startled: “Young master, don’t tell me you made me create the barrier enchantment just for this? B-but why did you say those embarrassing words just now?”
“Silly, if I don’t say that, wouldn’t they become suspicious of us?” Su Yun laughed, and then understood why Qing’er was behaving so strangely. He was stunned for a short moment, he then directly grabbed Qing’er’s waist and kissed her tender and beautiful red lips for a long while, kissing her to the point that her chest was undulating quickly, her entire body shivering, before he stopped.
“Qing’er, I will have you, but just not in this disgusting Black Prison Forest! Understand? Forget everything up until now, because from today on, it is not whether you are willing to follow Young Master, I, or not, but whether or not this Young Master is willing to let go of you!”
He spoke in a gentle yet tyrannical way.
Qing’er looked at the man in front of her for a long while, her eyes suddenly exposing a few tears, her heart trembling uncontrollably.
All the confused thoughts in the past.
The mentality of repaying back and being grateful.
The unforeseen event that made them dependent on each other.
Till the anxious feelings she harbored after leaving the Su Family.
The many years of pain and suffering, to that moment, were totally worth it.
There were no large scale spectacles, no complicated or bizarre stories.
It was just that plain and simple, that sudden one line speech.
Just that sentence, was enough.
“Young master, you must definitely not let go of me.” She said, half crying and half laughing.
“This whole life, I have just been waiting for those words.”
The short exchange of words spoken inside the barrier enchantment, revealing their feelings for each other allowed Qing’er to feel an unprecedented contentment.
But there was no time, Su Yun had made Qing’er create the barrier was not to talk about romance, but for Cong Hong Chang.
Very quickly, Qing’er created the ice mirror that revealed Cong Hong Chang’s barrier enchantment.
Just then, the scene in the mirror caused the two of them to be stunned.