Chapter 141 – Gu Xue’s plans
Translated by: Berrrybunz
Edited by: Robin, Leo and De Andre
“What plans do you have now?” Tang Tian asked Gu Xue. He suggested: “We can take you away and leave Black Mountain City. Anywhere you want to go.”
Gu Xue shook her head: “I can’t leave.”
“Why?” Tang Tian was confused.
Ling Xu at one side mocked: “Where can she go? Once she leaves the Gu Clan, she would be a target right away. The enemies of Gu Clan will not hesitate to kill her. Plus, she has been hiding her Snow Rainbow Blood Meridians. If she managed to give birth to the next generation, wouldn’t it spell trouble for the other families and clans?”
“True.” Tang Tian thought about the unpredictable Qi Ya. Obviously, he was not good at this. He shrugged and asked: “Then what now?”
“Wait!” Gu Xue expressed steel determination: “Just wait for three days. They will rush back.”
Ling Xu peeped at her: “What can those people do??”
“Who?” Tang Tian joined the conversation again like a curious baby.
“My family.” Gu Xue explained: “If this house was completely collapsed, then they would be in a much worse situation than me. They don’t have powerful experts, but they come in a huge group. That would total up to some strength.”
“It’s no use.” Ling Xu had stayed by the Great Clan Elder’s side for quite a long time. He was familiar with Gu Xue’s plight. He went straight to the point: “What can these people do. I can kill them alone. Don’t expect the Great Clan Elder to tolerate this. As far as I know, he will retaliate and it will be much more vicious than before!”
Ling Xu looked at Tang Tian.
Tang Tian was confused: “What are you looking at me for?”
Ling Xu rolled his eyes: “For a sly rascal like you, when you meet up with their blades and spears, don’t piss in your pants.”
Tang Tian said proudly: “Don’t worry. This godlike young lad is very strong. He never fears battle. Or else, how do you think he could become your boss?”
Ling Xu’s face sunk. He rolled his eyes and he was about to explode. Whatever ‘big boss’ was he. That were no fond memories.
Gu Xue looked as the two were about to quarrel, she quickly added: “Actually, there’s a way.”
The two were attracted to Gu Xue’s words. Both of them turned.
“For my hidden blood meridians, my father had long found out about it since I was very small. All these years, he has been studying how to activate the hidden blood meridians. Because he was worried that the secret of me possessing the hidden blood meridians would get out. He did it discreetly. Even Uncle Mu did not know about this.” Gu Xue explained.
Tang Tian was fine. He knew nothing much about the blood meridians. But for Ling Xu, when he heard her, he was stunned. He knew how much it would be worth if he knew how to activate the hidden blood meridians.
To be able to activate hidden blood meridians, that meant…
Mu Lei was also shocked.
Gu Xue looked at Mu Lei and explained: “This is also why my father perished. It was unclear how Gu An Xiong knew of this matter, because Gu An Xiong actually came to propose to me. My father had a bad relation with Gu An Xiong. For him to come knocking at our door, my father and I knew right away he might know something.”
“However, we still underestimated his cunning methods. Now that I think about it, we were probably too naive. If my father could activate my Snow Rainbow Blood Meridians, then my father might have been promoted as the new clan elder. Gu An Xiong would definitely become the clan elder. How could he have possibly allowed such an accident to take place?”
“When I heard that my father was killed, I knew that Gu An Xiong not only harboured thoughts of becoming the clan elder, he also wanted me.” Gu Xue’s face turned slightly pale, sadness filled her hazelnut eyes.
“Who could resist the Snow Rainbow Blood Meridians? When he told my dad he was going to propose to me and was rejected, the entire Gu Clan knew of this. If I didn’t announce the fact that I had Snow Rainbow Blood Meridians, Gu Wu would have abducted me. No one would dare to snatch anyone from Gu Wu.”
Gu Xue described.
“That son of a bitch is sure ruthless!” Tang Tian was angry: “I’m going to kill him!”
“No!” Gu Xue shook her head: “Save him for me. I want to bury him personally.”
Her calm tone sent chills down Tang Tian’s spine.
Indeed, a lady must not be offended!
Ling Xu asked: “Why don’t you start activating them now?”
Gu Xue’s tone turned solemn: “Father did not complete his research. I can only follow his hypothesis to activate them. I don’t know how it will turn out. I need to prepare.”
“Miss!” when Mu Lei heard there were danger involved, he objected strongly.
Gu Xuee turned over and said lightly: “Uncle Mu, it’s better than having them violate me. I’m more than willing to try even if it means I have to die, I’m not afraid.”
Mu Lei fell silent. He bit onto his lip tightly.
“Then, all we do is wait?” Tang Tian asked Gu Xue.
“Mmhmm.” Gu Xue nodded. She observed Tang Tian quietly.
The night sky descended.
The empty streets were silent and it started to snow.
Using the woodblocks found in the ruins, Tang Tian made a tent. The four sat within the tent. It was lucky the wind was not too strong. The tent could still withstand it. All of them, even Gu Xue the weakest one had a power of the fourth level. No one was too exhausted.
“Ling Xu, what did you do previously?” Tang Tian asked Ling Xu curiously. He thought Ling Xu was such an interesting person. He was like Ah Mo Li.
Ling Xu glanced at Tang Tian and pretended he did not hear the question.
“I’m asking you a question!” Tang Tian persevered.
“I was a nomad.” Ling Xu unwilling spit out two words.
“Nomad?” Tang Tian eyes lit: “Then you must have been to many places!”
“Of course!” Ling Xu was proud. He looked at Tang Tian in despise.
“Then you must know how to leave this place!” Tang Tian was filled with expectations.
“You’re thinking of leaving Humble Forest Planet?” Ling Xu looked at Tang Tian. He was rejoicing slightly at his misfortune: “It’s not that easy to leave Humble Forest Planet. Every family and clan has a list. Only the young lads with potential can take part in the trial competition. Only the top ten can be qualified to leave Humble Forest Planet.”
No doubt about it, it was the same as what Mu Lei had said.
Tang Tian frowned and asked unhappily: “Is there no other way?”
Ling Xu looked at Tang Tian’s frustrated face and instantly, his mood was lifted: “The Humble Forest Planet is located on a foiled planet. None of the Starry Doors are stabilised. To stabilise the Starry Doors, they need to spend a lot. So they restrict the number of times the Starry Doors are opened. If you want to try the unknown, undiscovered Starry Doors, do as you please. However, don’t say I didn’t warn you. The Starry Doors on Humble Forest Planet change unpredictably. Hey, you might never return if you enter them.”
“Who knows, I might be able to find the Starry Door I came from.” Tang Tian budged.
Ling Xu cast at him a ‘whatever’ face: “You might be disappointed. The Starry Door that I came through has disappeared. There’s no stable one on this planet. Without the star rocks to help stabilise them, those Starry Doors could never be stabilised.”
Tang Tian said in shocked: “You’re not from Humble Forest Planet?”
“Duh.” Ling Xu moaned.
“Then which constellation did you come from?” Tang Tian was curious again.
“Aries Constellation.” Ling Xu was slightly annoyed: “Why are you asking so many questions?”
Tang Tian patted Ling Xu on his shoulders: “I’m your boss. Tell me, which boss isn’t familiar with their own brothers? Woah, Aries Constellation, that’s a big one!”
“Get off!” Ling Xu glared at him.
“Tell me, everyone’s bored and the night’s long.” Tang Tian poked him with his gossipy face: “You must be incredible when you were schooling.”
“I never went to a school.” Ling Xu held onto an icy cold face.
Right at this moment, it was not just Tang Tian who was taken aback. Even Gu Xue and Mu Lei were stupefied.
“Then how did you learn all your martial techniques?” Tang Tian asked.
“From my mentor.” Ling Xu said with a straight face, but his tone was more gentle now.
“Your mentor must be amazing!” Mu Lei exclaimed: “To produce such an outstanding student, he must be gratified!”
Ling Xu shooked his head. He curled up into a ball as he hugged onto his silver spear and said emotionally: “He isn’t happy with me.”
“Unhappy?” Tang Tian was stunned: “You’re incredible but he’s still not satisfied?”
The reason why Tang Tian could beat Ling Xu to a pulp was because he had a huge advantage.
Mu Lei and Gu Xue were in disbelief. In their eyes, Ling Xu was so young, but he was already so powerful. If his mentor was not satisfied with him, then how picky or strict was Ling Xu’s mentor to him?
“He was disappointed in me.” Ling Xu looked far into the distance as he hugged onto his silver spear. As the snow fell, he looked slightly absent minded. He muttered: “He has always been disappointed in me.”
Even Tang Tian, who was insensitive, could hear his emotions slipping down.
Ling Xu muttered to himself: “I always thought I was doing well enough, but he wasn’t happy. Yup, I could see from the way he looked at me, his gaze was full of discontent and unhappiness. He is a good man, a real good one. He adopted me when I was young. If not for him, I would have long been eaten by the wild wolves. I keep trying and trying, but he’s still disappointed.”
The snow fell silently onto the ground. In his mind, those familiar scenes were being re-enacted.
Ling Xu’s voice, it was as if he was dream talking.
“I know, he always wanted me to be a good man, a good man like him. Until he passed away, I still didn’t please him. I started to become a nomad. At the age of 11, I was wandering. I became stronger, but I was always unhappy. As long as I’m unhappy, I will move to another place.”
“How old are you now?” Mu Lei could not help but ask.
“Seventeen.” Ling Xu replied expressionlessly.
Mu Lei and Gu Xue were shocked. Ling Xu was only seventeen and he had roamed around for six years! They could not imagine an eleven year old kid roaming the streets in an adult world.
No wonder he was so strong!
Mu Lei was moved.
“Woah! We are at the same age!” Tang Tian cheered with his hands up: “Don’t worry! From today onwards, I’ll be looking after you. We can form a team of undefeated godlike young lads! And push our way to the Southern Cross Constellation! And save Qian Hui!”
A team of undefeated godlike young lads…
Ling Xu’s eyelids twitched. All his despair and depressing emotions immediately disappeared. This rascal was indeed an expert at ruining the mood.
He actually opened up to such a bastard. What embarrassment!”
Wait a minute!
What did this bastard just said?
Ling Xu eyes turned cold. His face turned solemn.
Southern Cross Constellation!