“Venerable” Yin Hanjiang holding the token with both hands handed it to Wen Renhe.
Wen Renhe: “…”
This was given by him to Baili Qingmiao in exchange for the Broken Mountain Meteorite Iron. Whether it was because of the karma of the cultivation world or Wen Renhe’s own character, it did not allow him to take back this token. Although he was in a bit of a dilemma when Baili Qingmiao took out the token and would put him in a difficult spot, if Baili Qingmiao really used the token, Wen Renhe would definitely take action.
He would show up and throw them out of Underworld Fire Altar, then the two of them would part and everything he did until now would be in vain.
It was also the first time Yin Hanjiang took action without waiting for Wen Renhe orders, seeing Wen Renhe slightly embarrassed look he rushed out and snatched the token, which was regarded as sharing worries with Wen Renhe.
After he put on the mask, his demeanor changed so not mention Baili Qingmiao and Zhong Ligian, even Wen Renhe could hardly recognize him. It was no wonder that in the book if it weren’t for Baili Qingmiao noticing ghost mask in the bag, both the characters and the readers did not recognize that this person was Yin Hanjiang who had always been loyal and attentive.
Speaking of it, Wen Renhe also believed that Yin Hanjiang should have deliberately let Baili Qingmiao discover the mask. He probably wanted Baili Qingmiao to die in despair and panic, but unfortunately he didn’t succeed.
“This Venerable token will not be taken back when given out.” Wen Renhe said: “You keep it, later I will give her another transmission token.”
Yin Hanjiang showed a shallow smile and put the token close to his heart. When Wen Renhe saw his appearance, he felt that if he did not stop, Yin Hanjiang would want to embed the token in his own chest.
This token was made from the materials left over from the refining Seven stars killing halberd, although it should be similar to Seven stars killing halberd it was actually of little use. Its only use was that if someone uses their genuine Qi to move the token, Wen Renhe would be able to sense it.
But since Yin Hanjiang likes it, let him have it.
When Wen Renhe saw Yin Hanjiang meek appearance, he was slightly puzzled. When the Alkaid sword was refined, Yin Hanjiang had clearly untied the knot in his heart and was no longer bound to him but why did he seem to have taken another step back now?
Could it be because of the ghost mask?
“Give this mask to this Venerable.” Wen Renhe extended his hand and said.
Yin Hanjiang did not hand out the mask, just clutching it with his hand, Wen Renhe reached to the mask and pulled it, feeling actual resistance he yanked harder for the second time before Yin Hanjiang let it go.
He observed it carefully, it was just an ordinary and common mask. It was not refined in any special way so maybe Yin Hanjiang just casually bought it in the border town, there was also no effect on human mind so why did Yin Hanjiang not want him to take this mask away?
Wen Renhe easily put the ghost mask on his face, and saw Yin Hanjiang’s face reddened through the mask, an expression he had never seen before. He hurriedly took off the mask but Yin Hanjiang still had a calm expression, not different from before.
“Did this Venerable’s eyes fail?” Wen Renhe thought in his heart, turning the ghost mask over and over in his hand, unable to see any clue.
“Give me the hand.” He commanded again.
Yin Hanjiang put his hand in front of Wen Renhe, Wen Renhe raised his hand to cut the pulse, and a stream of Qi was injected into Yin Hanjiang. He saw that the meridians in his body were smooth and there was nothing wrong with his cultivation. He also did not see even a trace of obsession.
Wen Renhe retracted his hand and pressed his palm to the mask, puzzled. Ever since he picked up the book, countless doubts have arisen in his heart, when he resolved on another one would immediately appear as if heaven would never let him guess everything.
“Does your lord like this mask?” Yin Hanjiang, seeing that Wen Renhe kept holding the mask, could not help but ask.
“Not at all.” Wen Renhe gave the mask back to Yin Hanjiang and watched him retrieve it and put it in his storage bag, his expression was still light.
Something was wrong, It was wrong, but it was impossible to say what for now.
Wen Renhe was sure that Yin Hanjiang would not deceive himself, and hide anything in front of him, they had been friends for a long time, and they were always open and honest. But when he felt he was unable to understand this person at the moment when he put on the ghost mask?
“In the future, when you are alone with this venerable person, don’t wear the ghost mask.” Wen Renhe said, “If not necessary, don’t wear it either.”
“This subordinate will follow orders.” Yin Hanjiang’s reply was very soft and light, not as firm as before.
Wen Renhe wanted to ask Yin Hanjiang about the ghost mask but Baili Qingmiao already started to move and held hands so he had to concentrate on the progress of these two people for now.
The reason for holding hands was that when Zhong Liqian stepped out he almost fell down. Baili Qingmiao grabbed his hand with her and said: “Zhong Liqian since you can’t see it’s better to take care of each other.”
Zhong Liqian shook his head and said: “I think it’s very strange, even if I can’t see, cultivators should be able to perceive everything with their divine sense/ Why couldn’t I perceive this stumbling block? Miss Baili can you help me see what I tripped on?”
“It’s a leg bone,” Baili Qingmiao looked at it with her one eye: “It’s also rolling around by itself, trying to trip you all the time.”
Zhong Liqian let go of Baili Qingmiao’s hand and said: “Miss Baili, you should wrap my hand with a magic weapon. Men and women who did not accept each other should be modest to each other.”
He was not pedantic to this extent, but the fact that his eyes could only see Baili Qingmiao made Zhong Liqian wary. He was sure that Baili Qingmiao was a woman of honorable and straightforward nature and would not harm him. But this kind of person would be most likely used so it would be better to be safe.
Baili Qingmiao also did not care, she even felt it was better to use windless silver moon ribbon than to hold hands. She tied their arms together so that if Zhong Liqian fell or was blown away, she could also release the windless silver moon ribbon in time, so that they would not be implicated together. When she fixed her footing and ran her genuine Qi she would be able to pull that person back.
With a rope tied between the two, Baili Qingmiao really becomes somehow like the person who guides the blind.
Wen Renhe: “…”
This is not the same as what he initially envisioned, clearly ‘when he appears in the crowd the first thing I see is definitely him’ and ‘I am happy when he is happy and I can’t bear it when he’s sad.’ has been done, so why is the way she got along with him so rigid and polite? He didn’t expect a blindfold approach!
Was it really because he did not understand the third point ‘love doesn’t have the starting points, it’s just deep.’ ? But what exactly was this feeling?
“Love doesn’t have the starting points, it’s just deep” What does that mean?” Wen Renhe said to himself.
“Love doesn’t have the starting points, it’s just deep” ” Yin Hanjiang, who was behind him, replied, his voice trembling slightly, he probably thought this sentence was funny, too.
“I know what it means literally.” Wen Renhe said: “But how can you do it? We are cultivators, how could we not know our own mind and only find out when we are already deeply immersed in them? If you are so confused, how can you cultivate your heart and become enlightened? Only epiphany is enlightenment and there has never been “love doesn’t have a starting point”.”
“Who knows?” Yin Hanjiang’s words were a little chilly: “Probably only those who are already deep in it would understand.”
This was not good. Wen Renhe knew that it was very difficult for Baili Qingmiao to give up on He Wenchao, he was also not asking her to empathize and fall in love with others. But wasn’t it natural for Zhong Liqian to fall in love with the female lead? Why wasn’t he tempted?
On the path of love, the devil venerable knew too little.
All he could refer to was the original book, flipping through the 《Abusive Love Affair》 he repeatedly savored every move and word of Baili Qingmiao and Zhong Liqian when they met, but the handwriting on the book was changing wildly so Wen Renhe did not have time to read it once again before the plot in the book become the new one.
In order to escape from the Underworld Fire Altar, the two people supported each other as they left the room relying on only one eye. By now it was already dark, Baili Qingmiao was afraid of encountering ghosts like the man in red again, so she struck up a conversation with Zhong Liqian: “I don’t know what kind of people caught us, my master is a scattered immortal with strong cultivation. At that time, we were clearly walking together when I suddenly fainted and my eyes became black and my master disappeared. When I woke up, I was lying here, and a sick but slightly handsome man dropped a drop of blood in my left eye and took my blood. After a while, another feminine and beautiful man fed me something as I felt my heart ache. I don’t know what they had done to me. “
When Zhong Liqian heard the experience of Baili Qingmiao he pursed his lips and said: “Why did they only drop blood in your left eye?”
“I don’t know. He seemed to want to drop blood in both of my eyes but when he got to the right eye he suddenly coughed badly. Maybe it was a sudden illness attack?”
“That one should be the Xuanyuan sect Underworld Fire Altar, altar master Shitan Xin. He cultivates the seven sufferings of the earth, suffering them first handed. He is used to getting sick and suffering and it’s impossible for him to have an acute illness. He is the disease itself. ” Zhong Liqian explained.
As he spoke Baili Qingmiao suddenly turned around and stared at Zhong Liqian with her only remaining right eye. She narrowed her right eye slightly, touched her heart as she said: “Strange, why am I suddenly full of doubts and always suspecting you, master Zhong?”
Zhong Liqian: “……”
That was because he was suspicious of Baili Qingmiao, under the effect of the compulsion Gu Baili Qingmiao was influenced by him to feel suspicious.
Still Zhong Liqian felt lucky in his heart, he hoped that in his and Baili Qingmiao eyes only tracking spell was put and the compulsion Gu was linking him to another person. The only chance he had was to resonate with his emotions.
Under the compulsion Gu, all his emotion could not be hidden and he should be on the same page as Baili Qingmiao otherwise it will be difficult for the two of them to escape from Underworld Fire Altar. Zhong Liqian originally wanted to be at peace with this situation, but Wen Renhe actions caused crisis in his heart. As the heir of the Zhong family if he were to do anything wrong in the future because of the compulsion Gu it would be better for him to unload the burden now and become casual cultivator.
“Miss Baili, I’ll let go of the rope and hide in this place. Then you will untie the cloth that covers your left eye, and I will determine first the extent to which you and I are cursed. ” Zhong Liqian said decisively.
The only way to know for sure was to improvise.
Baili Qingmiao agreed, she also wanted to know what was wrong with her eyes. When Zhong Liqian hid, she untied the cloth and suddenly saw a line in her left eye. She turned her body along the thin line, and saw Zhong Liqian through a door. Her sight penetrated the door!
“Lord Zhon. I can see you.” Baili Qingmiao said.
Zhong Liqian came out from behind the door and Baili Qingmiao once again saw only his face. Busy covering her eye again as she kept only one eye open she told Zhong Liqian what she saw just now.
“This spell is really powerful.” Zhong Liqian sighed “The person who takes the blood will be found and seen even if he escapes to the end of the earth, unhindered by time and space.”
“So the blood in my eye belongs to Lord Zhong? Then who did they give my blood to?”
“None other than my humble self.” Zhong Liqian knew he couldn’t hide it from Baili Qingmiao and said frankly: “The reason why Liqian blindfolded his eyes is also because his eyes can only see Miss Baili now so there is no difference between having these eyes or not.”
Baili Qingmiao knows that feeling and has a lot of sympathy for Zhong Liqian, she still has one good eye left, but lord Zhong is unable to use both.
Zhong Liqian felt Baili Qingmiao sympathy and sighed: “Miss Baili there is also one more thing we can try, please try first to think of something that makes you particularly emotional.”
Speaking of this, Baili Qingmiao instantly thought of He Wenchao becoming sad. She remembered that her senior material brother and senior materiel sister Liu got married today so maybe they are in the bridal chamber now. She felt really sad…. Hmm? She was not even sad?
Baili Qingmiao touched her heart, the feeling of the fork stabbing her heart and these stirred feelings disappeared!
“Think about some happy things again.” Zhong Liqian said.
Baili Qingmiao once again recalled the past. She and elder material brother grew up together, senior brother treated her so well, she was really happy …… No, she was not happy at all, her heart was like a stone, calm and quiet.
“Miss Baili, are you sure that what you thought of just now has been the saddest and happiest thing for you?” Zhong Liqian asked.
“Yes.” Baili Qingmiao was very sure: “I like senior brother so senior brother is the person who can affect my joy and anger the most.”
“Then Liqian can feel relieved.” Zhong Liqian said: “The pill you and I eat is compulsive Gu. The compulsion Gu lets you feel the other person’s emotions and other people can even control your emotions. The more stronger-minded side would be the controller.”
Baili Qingmiao: “…… Then my mood just now was suppressed by you, lord Zhong?”
“Exactly,” Zhong Liqin smiled relieved: “I felt sorrow so I quickly calmed down. I felt joy so I also tried to suppress it. . At first I may be a little unskilled but later as I practice more I will be able to calm the mind at even faster speed.”
Baili Qingmiao: “……”
Doesn’t that mean that she was the one being overwhelmed and controlled?
Lord Zhong Liqin was relieved but what about her? Baili Qingmiao cried and laughed for a moment.
“Miss Baili, you don’t need to worry. Liqian will certainly find a way to lift the spell and compulsion Gu from you and me. Liqian just tested the degree of influence you and I have on each other in the short term. The eyes can be temporarily blindfolded. It will be slightly uncomfortable but will not affect us much. Liqian will try to ensure to not be very happy or too sad, and try to be calm and quiet.” Zhong Liqian said frankly: “I know that in this way, miss Baili will indeed suffer a little but for now only this can be done. It’s better to stay calm than to be angry or ecstatic.”
“No, I think this is quite good.” Baili Qingmiao shook her head with a relieved expression and smiled at Zhong Liqian: “My senior brother got married today.”
Zhong Liqian’s face froze as a sorrowful feeling aroused. He skillfully recited in his heart: “the stars shine over the broad wilderness, the moon flows through the river”, “Life should be happy, don’t empty golden bottle to the moon.” His heart was full of heroic feelings.
Baili Qingmiao also felt a sense of bravado, as her words changed from the quiet resentment of the youngest daughter to: “With lord Zhong help, Baili can let go of her senior brother for now and will no longer suffer from love, which is also a fortunate thing. From now on Baili will wander the world and see all kinds of things in the world. I will also ascend as soon as possible. Such beautiful words ha ha ha ha!”
Her laughter was bright and cheerful so even Zhong Liqian could not help feeling her boldness and enthusiasm.
Wen Renhe: “…”
Such a development also seemed …… good?
Edited by: Ninja
Proofread by: Nio