Chapter 29: Following Qin Keqin
Qin Keqin had already left the Heavens Ridge Villa and she was now strolling in the forested vicinity. An astonishing beauty had suddenly come into view. This astonishing beauty was once the number one beauty of the Nine Celestial Fraternity and she was Feng Minyue.
As Qin Keqin approached, she greeted softly. “Sister Saintess Yuqing, you are finally here.”
“Lazy Danfeng. Why isn’t she here?” Qin Keqin asked.
Feng Minyue smiled, “She says someone got to stay behind to listen to the gossips of the city.”
Qin Keqin chuckled as she took off her golden mask and tossed it to her, “Never mind her. Minyue, now it is your turn to role-play as the Devil Goddess. In this entire fraternity, there is no one who knows that we are the Devil Goddess and that we are two persons.”
Feng Minyue heaved a soft sigh, “I don’t understand why sister saintess you are expending so much effort to weave such an elaborate scheme and concocting pills yourself. We have already burnt quite a hole in our pockets now.”
Qin Keqin smiled, “Maybe because I am too bored? Maybe I have too much time on my hands?”
Feng Minyue smiled weakly, “While your schemes are refreshing and ingenious but I can’t really say the same for your alchemy skills.”
Qin Keqin: …
Qin Keqin forced herself to smile, “I need more practice. That is all.”
Feng Minyue smiled bitterly, “You have never succeeded on your first try, even for pills that you have concocted before.”
Qin Keqin chuckled, “I just out of practice, that is all.”
Feng Minyue sighed woefully, “I wish that you will give up on your alchemy.”
“Nothing is safer than your own pills. Moreover you can add all sort of interesting stuffs inside and no one will ever know.” Qin Keqin smiled delightfully as she said.
Feng Minyue rolled her eyes, “It’s no wonder why your pills keep failing.”
Qin Keqin chuckled, “Don’t worry. We are still rich. Didn’t we just obtain some money from Tang Bufan?”
“We have already finished the money.”
Qin Keqin gave a sheepish reply, “So fast…” It was obviously that she knew how fast she could burn money on alchemy. But she gave a purposely reply, “We ought to ask Xuan Danfeng to cut down on her expensive wines intake. We can’t afford to keep her around anymore. Maybe we can even let this good-for-nothing saintess go.”
Feng Minyue smiled weakly, “She doesn’t spend as much as you do. Not even a hundredth.”
Qin Keqin laughed but she quickly asked, “Do you know how to instruct a disciple? You know that this is my first time instructing one and I’m a little nervous.”
Feng Minyue said, “I thought that you are going to move in with him for a day or two to instruct him?”
Qin Keqin replied, “Well, I’ve suddenly changed my mind.”
“Oh what happens?”
Feng Minyue asked but she was soon looking beyond Qin Keqin, “Unfortunately sister, it seems that there is someone who is following you and you didn’t manage to notice her.”
Qin Keqin quickly turned around and probed with her spiritual perception but the intruder continued to remain hidden.
She was soon growling.
Feng Minyue said, “I don’t think the intruder is able to hear our conversations earlier. Let me locate the intruder with the spirit array that I have in place here.”
As she started to probe with her spirit sense with the spirit array, she was slowly pointing her fingers around the forested vicinity. All of a sudden she shouted, “There!”
When Feng Minyue had pinpointed the direction, Qin Keqin had immediately flashed toward the direction with a startling speed!
Feng Minyue said behind Qin Keqin, “20m ahead!”
20m was just a blink of an eye for a super celestial expert like Qin Keqin and she had immediately attacked the bushes.
As she attacked, Lie Xingyuan gave a startled cry as she quickly evaded the attack.
Qin Keqin hummed coldly at her, “I wonder who is so formidable. So it is only you.”
Lie Xingyuan had turned ashen completely and she had fallen on her knees, “I…may sect leader shows your mercy on me. I didn’t mean to follow you…”
Qin Keqin scoffed coldly, “Didn’t mean to follow me? You have followed me for some time already, am I right? What did you see and hear?”
Feng Minyue had already flashed next to Qin Keqin and she was surprised that the intruder was only a lowly third realm expert that was following Qin Keqin, “Huh? Is only a young maiden? She is actually so capable of even following you?”
Lie Xingyuan bit her lips, “I know that I won’t survive the day. Please don’t tell Senior Brother Lu what has happened to me. Just tell him that I have left for my hometown.”
Qin Keqin: …
Lie Xingyuan was trembling, “I just don’t understand how you are able to sense me when I have already concealed to the best of my ability.”
Feng Minyue smiled, “Simple. I’ve already set up a spirit array in this vicinity. Anyone that has entered my spirit array will be sensed by me. If you are a fourth realm expert, maybe there is still a chance for you to sense my spirit array first and avoid it. But unfortunately, there is no maybe. You are still too inexperienced and low level.”
Lie Xingyuan was startled, “I…I am too careless.”
Qin Keqin hummed coldly, “Lie Xingyuan, Lie Xingyuan. I’ve already known that you are not an ordinary protégé. The first time that I’ve met you, I cannot even detect your heartbeat. It seems that you are able to control your heartbeat to the level of a fifth realm expert. I am really curious who your master really is.”
Lie Xingyuan smiled bitterly, “I won’t betray my master. Since I am already prepared to die today, you can save on the questioning.”
Then she stared at Qin Keqin, “I’ve never expected that our sect leader is actually the infamous super villainess and the Golden Mask Devil Goddess of the three dark divine realms. You are not just a fifth realm expert but a seventh realm expert. It was no wonder why Supremacy Wen had lost so badly.”
Qin Keqin chuckled, “Now you know. Xingyuan, since you’ve already known who I am, surely you know there are fates that are worse than death?”
Lie Xingyuan smiled bitterly, “I know but I won’t let you torture me…”
She had suddenly unsheathed her sword but Qin Keqin had knocked her sword aside and had grabbed her throat as she said coldly, “I won’t let you bite your tongue either.”
Feng Minyue said with a soft sigh as she caught hold of Qin Keqin’s wrist, “Sister, let’s not frighten her anymore. Let me handle her.”
She turned to say gently to Lie Xingyuan, “We won’t kill you but we have to imprison you for the time being. It is because we can’t allow our secrets to be found out by anyone.”
Lie Xingyuan smiled bitterly, “Anything. But I won’t tell you who my master is. I only pity Senior Brother Lu. He is so pitiful. He doesn’t know that the person that he loves is actually a super villainess. He has actually trusted you and pinned for you. I feel so pity for him.”
Qin Keqin: …
“You are actually so vicious to conspire with Tang Bufan to harm Celestial Shi Guanyin. Surely there is nothing you cannot do.” Lie Xingyuan spat bitterly.
Qin Keqin smiled when she had mentioned Tang Bufan and Celestial Shi Guanyin, “Tonight there will be a fun show and I will take you to watch it with me.”
Lie Xingyuan: …
At this point Lie Xingyuan was only regretful that she would never see Lu Qingyun again as she cried silently, “Senior Brother Lu…”
Shi Guanyin said to Tang Bufan, “You say that you have the Seven Hearts Hollow Pill. You know that I don’t like anyone to lie to me or joke around me.”
Tang Bufan smiled as he presented a box, “Master, your good disciple here will never joke about such matters. It is with tremendous respect that I am presenting the Seven Hearts Hollow Pill to my most respected master. If master is strong then your disciple will only be too happy. In fact, I want nothing in return!”
Shi Guanyin eyed him suspicious as she took the box, “Is that so? I hope you really mean what you’re saying from your heart.”
As she opened the box, she began to probe the crimson pill with her spirit sense.
With a soft gasp, she muttered. “This is really the Seven Hearts Hollow Pill. How did you get it? Do you know how difficult it is to obtain it?”
Tang Bufan smiled, “My ancestor who was a high level cultivator had left it behind. But I am only a lowly cultivator and I have admired master at first sight. Therefore I’ve decided to present this as a gift to my most respected master.”
Shi Guanyin looked a little sheepish as she smiled pleasantly, “Oh well, thank you.”
She was suddenly more polite to Tang Bufan and her attitude had suddenly changed after obtaining the Seven Hearts Hollow Pill.
Tang Bufan was smiling too. It was because he could already sense the attitude change in her voice.
“Then your disciple Bufang shall take my leave first.” He said. He was purposely leaving her alone to sample the Seven Hearts Hollow Pill.
Shi Guanyin nodded, “Alright. You may leave first. Tomorrow I will get Elder Kongshi to give you an extra cultivation slip.”
Tang Bufan bowed with his hands as he left the Red Heaven Martial Hall and his eyes were already feasting upon her as he had left the hall.