Chapter 133 – Foolish Kindness
Translated by: Berrrybunz
Edited by: Robin, Leo and De Andre
The Black Mountain City was much greater than Star Wind City, very grand and had tall buildings packed densely like bamboo. According to Mu Lei, since star spirit beasts appeared in this place often, all the tall buildings were built to defend against the star spirit beasts. The soldiers guarding the tall buildings were all at least fifth level.
With that, Mu Lei looked at Tang Tian.
“That sounds amazing!” Tang Tian exclaimed. No one could tell that he was pretending.
Mu Lei retracted his gaze. He was human after all, and it was not very nice of him to stare. He did not want to agitate Tang Tian, so he did not say anything. All these soldiers had at least activated one of their blood meridians.
Tang Tian thought that was amazing.
The tall buildings were dense and packed. How many soldiers would that take? If each of them were at least fifth level and above, then it was safe to say the standard in Black Mountain City was much higher than the Rainbow Constellation. When attacking the Yu Clan, Tang Tian passed by these tall buildings. If the arrows were shot by those fifth level martial artists, Tang Tian felt that he would not be able to dodge them.
A strong martial artist like Mu Lei looked down on these ordinary soldiers, but Tang Tian did not have such thinking. Every day, he was scolded by Bing so badly, it was as if he were even a recruit. In Tang Tian’s heart, any soldier that could enter the new army encampment was an expert.
Gu Xue, who was teasing Yaya, suddenly frowned: “Uncle Mu!”
She was smart and quick witted. She could understand how Mu Lei desired for each and every piece of grass in such a desperate, suffocating situation. But to Tang Tian, she felt different. Tang Tian had saved her life.
If it were another person, the first reaction when they were under such a tense situation would probably be running away. Tang Tian’s first reaction was instead to save her. Even in such dangerous moments, he did not think much, it was all about capabilities.
Tang Tian was a just, honourable and kind young lad.
Her heart was filled with gratitude. What does her fate have to do with Tang Tian? Tang Tian had saved her once. He had no obligations to be responsible for her destiny.
Mu Lei caught Miss’ gaze and blushed. He was at a loss.
“Into the city.” Mu Lei said quickly.
The guards who were guarding the city were familiar with Mu Lei and the others. But when they saw Mu Lei coming alone, they all had a weird look on their faces.
Mu Lei had a rich experience. The moment he saw the guards’ expression, his heart sank. He knew for sure something was about to happen.
“Protect Miss.” Mu Lei said lowly. The other guards’ faces were solemn as if they saw a big enemy.
Gu Xue buried her head. She only cared about teasing Yaya. She was super calm.
The soldiers did not stop him. He went into the city smoothly. But Tang Tian noticed there was a shadow in the dark. Tang Tian’s brows knitted slightly. He whispered to Gu Xue: “I can smell a dangerous stench.’
Gu Xue stopped all she was doing and raised her head. She turned to Tang Tian and smiled: “It’s unavoidable to have certain dangers.”
She placed the swollen faced Yaya back on Tang Tian’s shoulder lightly and said seriously: “You better leave. Find an inn and settle down. If you want to leave this planet, there is a difficulty. But you just have to find out more slowly and there’ll be a way. I wish you all the best. Thank you for saving my life.”
Tang Tian leaned his head and looked seriously at Gu Xue. In his brown eyes, glistened a ray of sincerity.
“You’re in deep trouble, aren’t you?” Tang Tian suddenly asked.
“I’m going home. What trouble could there be at home?” Gu Xue blinked at Tang Tian cheekily.
Tang Tian looked at Gu Xue for a moment then suddenly scratched his head and smiled: “That’s true. What trouble will you be in if you’re going home? Then I’ll be going off first!”
Gu Xue smiled lightly. The night breeze blew between her blue long skirt, and the golden sides were ruined quite a bit. Yet she was still so gentle and graceful.
Tang Tian waved to her and said loudly: “I’m going.”
He turned and disappeared on the streets.
Gu Xue smiled as per usual and said lightly: “Let’s go.”
The moment Tang Tian turned into a corner, he stopped.
“Huh? You wanna save the damsel in distress?” Bing floated out. His voice was full of sarcasm.
“She’s a very nice person.” Tang Tian answered irrelevantly. He looked up into the night sky and muttered to himself: “It would be a pity if a person like her died.”
“Who do you think you are?” Bing chided: “You’re a saviour? Or a big hero? Please, don’t think you’re somebody incredible just because you have completed the Chamber of the Eighteen Bronze Figures.”
“It’s not that.” Tang Tian shook his head, face calm: “But don’t you think it’s a pity?”
“What has this got to do with me? I’m just a military officer.” Bing shrugged.
Tang Tian rolled his eyes: “But I don’t wish for her to die.”
“After all I’ve said?” Bing was unhappy.
“Also, if we help them, we might meet Qi Ya again. I would like to spar with him once again seriously.”
Tang Tian left Bing with this sentence and left a shadow behind, heading towards the direction Gu Xue and the others disappeared into.
After Bing heard that, he was stunned. Although Bing was used to hearing crazy things from Tang Tian, there had never been a sentence that impacted him as greatly as this one.
Qi Ya was super strong. From Bing’s perspective, he was formidable. And he was definitely not someone Tang Tian could handle. But when he heard Tang Tian mention that he wanted to spar with Qi Ya, there was an immense will to fight. Bing was suddenly taken aback.
He knew Tang Tian so well that he could hear this rascal was serious.
Bing cursed. Was this rascal out of his mind?
He had no chance of winning. Instead, the chances of him dying in that battle were more than 90 percent. What was the point of that?
In the darkness, the shadow right in front of him was more stubborn than ever.
When Gu Xue saw the ruins of the courtyard, her heart sank. This was her home. There were precious memories. Mu Lei’s gaze was strong enough he could kill. He suddenly remembered, when he entered the city gates, the looks on the soldiers’ faces were weird.
“Let’s pack up.” Gu Xue calmed down and said lightly: “Let’s make out a place and let everybody rest.”
Mu Lei nodded and started to clean the ruins in silence.
They thought the situation would be bad, but they never thought it would be this bad. The opponent had openly destroyed this place, it was enough to see how barbarous he was.
They could imagine that when tomorrow came and they waited for an attack, they would be suppressed under a mountain. For the opponent to destroy things like this, that meant that they were confident of themselves.
Not knowing when, it had started snowing.
Ah Bi Li casually found a few wooden blocks from the ruins and started a fire. Everyone gathered around the fire. The atmosphere was bleak.
Gu Xue on the contrary was very calm and peaceful. She looked up into the sky and extended her hands and caught a piece of snowflake. She muttered: “I remember when I was younger, father would always build a snowman with me when it snowed. Today, it snowed again, it must be my father in heaven who is afraid of me being lonely.”
Mu Lei’s eyes turned red. He clenched his fist tightly.
Gu Xue kept her gaze and sat down on the grown. Even now, she did not look as if she was in a sorry state. It was like she was not even sitting on a pile of mud. Instead, she sat gently on a comfortable leather chair.
The blue and white long skirt looked like a vast sky and clouds.
She bent all of a sudden and started bowed down seriously: “Thank you everyone for bringing me here.”
“All of you, you’ve done your part. Please leave.” Gu Xue was still smiling cheerfully: “I never thought things would take a turn for the worst. Any struggles now is worthless and meaningless. I’m part of the Gu family. They won’t kill me. You all have your own families, please don’t make any meaningless sacrifices.”
Oppression, like a deathly oppression.
Even the lively Ah Bi Li bit onto his lips tightly and clenched his fists so tightly it turned pale. All the other guards looked sad and angry, all their eyes welled up in tears.
“Please take your leave.” Gu Xue plead: “Please don’t let me live in guilt for the rest of my life.”
Everybody lowered their heads and remained silent.
“Uncle Mu.” Gu Xue turned over to look at Mu Lei.
Mu Lei’s face was covered in scars. He was cold like a statue and his emotions were back to normal: “All of you, leave. This matter has ended. Don’t waste your lives just like that.”
Ah Bi Li gritted tightly and said angrily: “I’m not leaving!”
“Neither am I!” Shan Chen shook his head.
“I’m not leaving!”
After hearing all this, Mu Lei exploded and bellowed: “Get out now! Whoever dares to stop in front of me, I’ll kill them myself personally!”
“Big boss…” Ah Bi Li cried.
Without waiting for him to finish his sentence, suddenly a black shadow flashed and his expression froze. Putong, he fell flat on his face. Mu Lei moved like the wind. When he made a move, it was always so accurate and precise. Immediately, everyone fell flat on their face and all were unconscious.
Except for Shan Chen.
“Bring them away.” Mu Lei stared at Shan Chen: “Shan Chen, you have the calmest and sturdiest personality. I’ll hand them over to you. If they die, what will happen to their families? I’ve lived enough. What about them? Don’t consider for yourself, but you have to think about their families. Leave tonight. Remember, don’t stop.”
Shan Chen clenched his teeth tightly. He dared not retaliate. He was afraid if he loosened up, the tears would flow out.
Bang bang bang.
He kowtowed to Mu Lei and Gu Xue three times and lifted the others. He started to walk out.
His tears blurred his vision. The tears rolled down his face like pearls.
He clenched onto his teeth tightly.
Shan Chen disappeared in the dark. Mu Lei’s last burden was off his chest. He took out a bottle of wine and handed over to Gu Xue: “Miss, drink a mouthful or two to warm your body up.”
Gu Xue took the bottle over and pulled out the cork. She sucked with her small mouth. Immediately, her fair face was red as an apple. The wine was too strong for her, Gu Xue could not help but frown.
Mu Lei laughed out laugh. He himself took out a bottle of wine and started gulping down. The wine spilt out from his mouth and wet his clothes. He did not mind. In one mouth, he drank the entire bottle down.
The snow got bigger.
Suddenly, there was a series of dense footsteps.