Chapter 90: Qiuxiang Huan New Scheme
On an icy mountain peak where the ice was thick and the icy winds were strong, a lone beautiful cultivator who was dressed in thick beautiful white fur was seen braving the treacherous mountain slopes to reach the peak.
After a few days of trying, she managed to reach the icy peak and saw a lit cave amidst the snowstorm.
This lone beautiful cultivation was Qiuxiang Huan.
As soon as her lovely form had stepped foot on the flat peak, a mesmerizing voice echoed from within the cave, “You shouldn’t be here at all. Go back to where you have come from.”
But Qiuxiang Huan said quietly, “Great Aunt Yin Shisi. Your niece Qiuxiang Huan pays my humble respect to you. I’ve something urgent to report to you.”
In New Empyrean City, there were only two sixth realm experts. One being Supremacy Wen of the Solitary Manor and the other was Supremacy Yin of the Clear Sky Pavilion.
“I want to have nothing to do with the Clear Sky Pavilion. You may leave.”
Qiuxiang Huan smiled bitterly, “Do you know that Fairy Jade Light had come to the Clear Sky Pavilion some days ago and had injured hundreds of our protégés? It is only because of the severity of this matter that I am forced to come to disturb your seclusion.”
There was a long pause before Yin Shisi responded, “That Saintess Yuhuan who is the founder of the Heavens Ridge Villa?”
Qiuxiang Huan replied, “Indeed. That is her.”
“Why did she come? Surely it is not because the Clear Sky Pavilion has an enmity with the Heavens Ridge Villa? But knowing your mother consort, it is probably because of something that she had done.”
All of a sudden Qiuxiang Huan had burst into tears as hot tears streamed down her lovely cheeks, “Great Aunt, you must address justice for your little niece!”
“What had happened?”
Qiuxiang Huan cried out sorrowfully, “Your little niece here is desecrated by the senior brother of the Heavens Ridge Villa. The name of this beast of a man is Lu Qingyun!”
There was a gasping sound…
But her voice soon turned cold, “I don’t want to have anything to do with your Qiuxiang family.”
Qiuxiang Huan sobbed, “Great Aunt, I know that what my mother consort did to her husband is a terrible act. But have you forgotten that you have a hand in her sufferings? As for me, I am your niece, the daughter of your brother. How can you say that I am only a Qiuxiang? I am also a lineage of the Yin family. Now that your little niece is being trampled upon by a deplorable man, can you really take this act lying down?”
There was a soft sigh that echoed from the cave.
“Come in first and tell me from beginning to the end…”
When Qiuxiang Huan had entered the cave, there was an enchanting heavenly maiden that looked like she was eighteen and she was lying on a feather bed. However, there were wall chains on her neck, wrists and ankles.
Qiuxiang Huan gasped and was stammering upon witnessing the scene, “Great Aunt, who did this to you?”
Yin Shisi said in a slow and unhurried voice, “No one. I am the one that has chained myself to the walls to atone for my past misdeeds.”
This was the first time that Qiuxiang Huan had entered the cave. In the past when she was here to visit, this Great Aunt of hers would always deny her the permission to enter the cave.
Yin Shisi was the sister to her father. In the past, she had used a heretic skill to mesmerize her mother consort and caused her to fall into a lustful relationship with her brother, the former Pavilion Master.
But after her mother consort had poisoned her father, Yin Shisi had moved out of the Clear Sky Pavilion.
Yin Shisi was well aware of what Qiuxiang Mei had done but it was too late to stop her. At the same time, she could not take vengeance for her brother because she had played a part in the tragedy.
Yin Shisi personal reasons for not taking vengeance were also because she did not want her two nieces to lose both their parents at the same time. That was why she did not want to take any action. Given her cultivation realm as a sixth realm expert, it was not quite possible for Qiuxiang Mei to stop her.
That was the reason why she had entered seclusion in this place.
But why did she chain herself up?
It was because she had once practiced a heretic skill that was called the Decadent Fingers. This heretic skill could not only keep her appearance as an eighteen year old maiden but it could also cause men and women to go berserk with lusts.
She had rarely used the skill except for that one instance on Qiuxiang Mei and that one instance had caused her a lifetime of regrets.
She had chained herself up because she did it to punish herself for her sins. Why did she have to help her brother back then?
This resulted in a family tragedy that occurred years later.
How would she know that the weak and vulnerable Qiuxiang Mei would turn up to be such a sly and ambitious lady years later?
She knew but was helpless to it.
Because her brother had been so blind and would not listen to her.
When she was imparted the Depraved Fingers by her mysterious master, she had taken a vow never to abuse this skill and she had failed to uphold her vows.
This was the second reason why she had chained herself. The chains were a reminder of her great guilt and shame.
She darted her eyes to say gently, “Tell me from beginning to the end. And you’ve better not be lying to me.”
Qiuxiang Huan was bursting into tears again, “How will I lie about my chastity? I am the young mistress of the Clear Sky Pavilion and honor is everything to me…Great Aunt…you must believe in me…”
There was a softening in the eyes of Yin Shisi, “Alright, don’t cry anymore. I believe in my little niece and I will address your wrongs for you.”
Qiuxiang Huan immediately fell to her knees as she cried out, “Please help your niece to punish that beast of a man Lu Qingyun and his adulterous master…”
“Tell me from the start…”
“It all started when I’ve attended Sect Leader Qin Keqin top beauty crowning ceremony…” she sobbed. “I was trying to be friendly to Sect Leader Qin and she had invited me to enter a private chamber for small talks….but who knew that she would suddenly attack me and…forced me to enter into a dual cultivation with her disciple Lu Qingyun…that beast of a man…he…he…”
There was a twitch that was on Yin Shisi’s forehead and soon after, the chains that were on her wrists were shattered by her profound strength!
Qiuxiang Huan was crying out loud and she was trembling nonstop as she buried her face with her palms.
“Little niece, this must be hard on you…” There was rage in Yin Shisi’s eyes as she said coldly, “How dare this Qin Keqin and Lu Qingyun made a sport of our Clear Sky Pavilion’s honor?! Little niece, your aunt will seek justice for you!”
Qiuxiang Huan cried out even louder, “If it is only Qin Keqin, my mother consort would be able to settle this for me but there is this Fairy Jade Light who had wrecked our clan when my mother consort tried to talk reason to her. Your little niece has no other options but to come to disturb the rest of my great aunt.”
Yin Shisi replied coldly, “So what if this Saintess Yuhuan is a saint level? Even if she is a great saintess, I’ve nothing to fear from her. It is because nothing in this Nine Celestial Fraternity can escape from my Depraved Fingers, be it men or women.”
Qiuxiang Huan lit a sly smile in her heart while she pretended to cry uncontrollably. This great aunt of hers was really so naïve.