Baili Qingmiao’s character was connected to her previous life’s identity. No one in her previous life dared to lie in front of her and her devastating strength made her unbothered if others told the truth or lied. Regardless, she never wanted to hear a word, so as a result, in this life she had little ability to detect lies.
She never considered that the sudden appearance of an Elder might harm her. The Elder’s cultivation was so profound that it was easy to kill a junior like her, so what was the point of setting her up?
When the fire feather cloak disappeared, Baili Qingmiao didn’t think much of it. She thought that the reason why it disappeared was because the cold of the ice field of Wanli was too heavy and the spirit left by the fire feather cloak got exhausted and disappeared, or that she met a powerful monster in the ice field that took it away from her.
She used her cultivation to warm herself and walked through the endless white landscape.
Where should she look for the snow flame? Baili Qingmiao didn’t have the slightest idea. All she knew was that the elder had asked her to go according to her own will and said she would find it one day.
The ice field of Wanli was covered with snow all year round. The sky was dark in the daytime and at night the snow reflected the light in the sky. It was hard to distinguish between day and night. Baili Qingmiao did not know how long she walked. She cried many times on the way, but she never gave up, not even once.
Shangqing Sect taught their disciples to keep their promises. Baili Qingmiao had made a promise to that Elder, and she would never betray her promise.
Without the flaming cloak, Baili Qingmiao soon fell in a pile of snow, and the sky was fluttering with heavy snow. She then slowly stretched out her frozen fingers to catch the snowflakes.
Located in the south of the Yangtze River, Shangqing Sect was the most spiritual place in Jiuzhou, with the four seasons being like spring and with very little snow. Baili Qingmiao, who was just 16 year old, believed that the snow that fell on the ground turned immediately into mud, so she had never seen snowflakes.
Baili Qingmiao pouted, somewhat angry, as she sat on the stone steps of the sect in a daze. Elder martial brother He Wenchao was on duty that day. Seeing his junior martial sister sitting in the snow with her knees folded, and her goose yellow dress already stained with mud, he asked, “Baili Qingmiao, why are you sitting here?”
“Looking at the snow,” said Baili Qingmiao unhappily. “Such beautiful snow will soon melt. I’m unhappy to be unable to watch the snow fall.”
He Wenchao smiled and stopped in his tracks, then said to his junior martial brothers and sisters who followed the patrol behind him, “How is your cold ice cultivation going? You might as well practice while it’s snowing today.”
After that, he took a dozen disciples to perform the cold ice cultivation at the same time. The area around Shangqing Sect was enveloped in cold air, the snowflakes no longer melted, but fell one by one on Baili Qingmiao.
“Happy birthday, Junior Martial Sister!” He Wenchao wished Baili Qingmiao with a warm smile.
Baili Qingmiao heard the sound of snow falling and the uncontrollable loudness of her own heartbeat, and only then did she know that she had fallen for her elder martial brother.
The snow of the ice field of Wanli would not melt even without cold ice cultivation. It fell and buried Baili Qingmiao in the snow. The bright yellow dress could no longer be seen.
Baili Qingmiao closed her eyes in the snow, tears frozen on her face, as she whispered, “Elder Martial Brother, wuwuwuwu……”
A voice sounded in her ears, “What an infatuated girl! Thinking about your lover?”
The voice was extremely cold, like the sound of snow falling from a distance. It sounded like a woman’s.
Baili Qingmiao’s face was frozen, as she opened her mouth and said quietly, “Elder Martial Brother…”
She gradually fell unconscious. At that moment, a ray of light fell on her. A warm temperature enveloped Baili Qingmiao and the snow flame rose from the ground. Baili Qingmiao opened her eyes and saw a cluster of flames appear in the palm of her hand. Her limbs and bones warmed up, but the snow around her didn’t melt because of this fire.
The snow flame!
It turned out that this magical flame was really buried in the snow and could only be discovered when her whole body was completely buried in snow!
Baili Qingmiao’s aura was restored and she crawled out of the snow with that cluster of flames in her palm. She then saw the snow condense into a woman clad in white. She had white hair and eyebrows, with skin as white as snow. Her face and eyes were also white without black pupils.
Rather than a person, it was an ice sculpture made of wind and snow.
Transparent fingers brushed over Baili Qingmiao’s cheek and the voice said again, “Sweet child, take the snow flame and go see your lover. But promise me that if someday your lover betrays you and you become disheartened, you will come back to accompany me.”
“Dream on!” a voice sounded, and the snow flame in Baili Qingmiao’s palm moved to that person’s hand.
Devil Venerable Wen Renhe collected the snow flame and felt relieved. It turned out that only when Baili Qingmiao was buried in the snow and reflected on her deep love for He Wenchao would the snow Flame appear, her body growing as cold as ice and the heart warmer than the sun. Only this kind of warmth could attract the snow flame in the ice field of Wanli.
But what was this woman doing here? She didn’t appear in the original plot.
When the white woman saw Wen Renhe and Yin Hanjiang show up, one of her arms suddenly broke and fell, turning into flying snow, rotating and gathering together, turning into a whirlwind that drove straight to Yin Hanjiang’s heart!
It was hard to keep up with the speed of the whirlwind. Wen Renhe waved his sleeve to stop it when Yan Hanjiang was swept in the storm. The clad in black Yin Hanjiang flew into the sky. The snowflakes turned into countless ice knives, leaving bloody marks on his face.
“Elder!” Baili Qingmiao screamed in surprise and asked the white woman, “This Elder, both of them are my companions. I took the snow flame for them, do not rob them of it!”
When Yin Hanjiang was attacked, Wen Renhe did not move.The only one who panicked was Baili Qingmiao.
Yin Hanjiang’s long sword was sheathed and fused with his entire being, and in an instant, his body scattered and transformed into countless blood rays. If one looked closely, the blood rays were actually countless blood red swords, and under each sword edge the snow and wind barrier would open a gap.
Under the blood rays, the storm that was formed with the help of the ice field of Wanli was split by the swords. After breaking through the snow, the countless blood swords turned around and gathered beside Wen Renhe, slowly turning into Yin Hanjiang, who was wearing a fire feather cloak.
“Eh?” Baili Qingmiao was dumbfounded when she saw the fire feather cloak on Yin Hanjiang’s body.
The white woman patted her head and pointed at Yin Hanjiang. “Are you stupid? These two are so powerful. Did they really need you to come to the ice field of Wanli? They clearly know what I like and used your life to lure me out! Do you really think they care about your life and death?”
“No! Elder, you misunderstood!” Baili Qingmiao believed that both sides were good people, but just had a misunderstanding, so she spread her arms to shield Yin Hanjiang and Wen Renhe, not letting the white woman hurt them.
It was probably the first time the white woman saw such a silly girl, and with a wave of her snowy sleeve, she threw Baili Qingmiao aside as she exclaimed angrily, “Get lost!”
Baili Qingmiao was thrown into an ice wall and became a mural in the ice, still maintaining a protective pose with her arms outstretched and her face full of concern.
Wen Renhe carefully observed Baili Qingmiao’s expression and posture, and finally resolved a doubt in his heart.
There were many descriptions in the book of Baili Qingmiao spreading her arms to stop an attack for He Wenchao, Wen Renhe, Zhong Liqian, and others, when the devil venerable read the novel. He didn’t understand the brain circuit of the female lead, and felt that this part of the description was completely unreasonable. Every time Baili Qingmiao wanted to protect someone, the cultivation of the protected person had to be higher and stronger than hers. No normal person would use a body at Qi Foundation stage to protect a Mahayana stage expert.
It wasn’t until Baili Qingmiao made such a move in front of him that he was convinced that the female lead was really capable of such a thing.
But he still couldn’t understand the logic behind that action.
His black robe fluttered in the wind, and the devil venerable instantly appeared in front of Baili Qingmiao. He extended his finger, making the ice wall shatter. Baili Qingmiao fell on the snow. She covered her heart with her hand in fear and said to Wen Renhe, “Thank you very much, Elder.”
Wen Renhe didn’t need her thanks, but looked down at her and asked, “Do you know how strong I am?”
Baili Qingmiao don’t know. “Maybe Elder is at Nascent Soul stage?” she asked hesitantly. Her master was at Spirit Transformation stage. In her mind there was no way that anyone could be stronger than her master. The Elder could only be at Nascent Soul stage then.
“Mahayana stage,” Wen Renhe said slowly.
Baili Qingmiao’s mind went blank, completely unable to comprehend the realm that Wen Renhe was talking about.
“Why would a cricket at Qi Foundation stage want to come and protect me who is at Mahayana stage?” Wen Renhe asked.
Baili Qingmiao shook her head. “I, I didn’t have the time to think carefully about it, so I rushed over.”
Wen Renhe was not pleased with this answer, but Baili Qingmiao was really a brainless being, so he could only accept it reluctantly, instructing her, “Next time before blocking a knife, even if you do not have time to think carefully, first count to three before you rush out again and again. You probably won’t do it after thinking twice, so learn to count first.”
“Oh.” Baili Qingmiao was so shocked by Wen Renhe’s flat tone that she could not lift her head. She hung down her head to keep these words in her heart.
Edited by: Ninja