179 – Been captured!
Chapter 179: Been captured!
“How did I die? I still have a lot of things I want to do. I still have many things I haven’t eaten before. What would my parents do without me? Who will be there to provide for them when they’re old and who will pay their last respects? What would Li Shinian do if I died? If she marries a lazy man who drinks all day long, visits prostitutes and beats her, who will be there to protect her? It can’t be Yan Xiangma, he definitely is not a good person. I don’t even have a wife, our Li family will be left without any offspring——”
Li Muyang was devastated.
In this world, what is more painful than death?
What is more painful than death is that you’re unprepared when death arrives.
I just jumped into a lake and swam until I came to a small door. Then, suddenly, I died—
The more he thought, the more upset he was, tears spilling down his face.
Clasping her sword, Lu Qiji simply stared coldly at Li Muyang sitting on the ground wailing.
“This idiot.” Although she did not say anything but the way she looked at Li Muyang, already expressed her emotion and attitude.
Before, the tip of the sword was poked gently at his back. With the slightest force, Lu Qiji could pierce his heart and he really would become a dead person.
But when Li Muyang suddenly collapsed to his buttocks, the tip of the sword naturally jerked away from his heart position.
As though Li Muyang was deliberately evading it.
Lu Qiji shifted her sword downwards and rested the blade on his neck before she said in a cold voice, and without a tone of anger: “You’re not dead.”
“I’m not dead?” Li Muyang exclaimed, looking at Lu Qiji with his eyes wide with surprise. “I’m not a dead person? I’m still alive? We’re not at the ghost king’s palace?”
“You’re not dead. This is not the ghost king’s palace.” Lu Qiji repeated. She hates talking nonsense. But the majority of people in this society talks nonsense.
She can’t change herself, and even more can’t change others. This is the difference between her and the world.
She hates the world, hates the restriction the world gives her.
“Why am I not dead?” With his eyes brimming heavy with tears and watery snot streaking from his nostrils, Li Muyang rose from the jade floor, ignoring the sword that Lu Qiji placed on his neck. He casually paced back and forth as he examined the gorgeous, empty and majestic hall: “I’m not dead, where is this place? Why are we here?”
“Why are you here?” Lu Qiji asked coldly.
It was because of Chu Xun’s invitation that Lu Qiji came out to explore.
The instant the cold pond caught her eye, she already felt somewhat strange. The pond is disturbed by metal, wood, earth and fire, the four typical spirits of land.
Adding to this, there is a giant waterfall, known as the ‘galactic sunset’ structure, that cascades down, like it’s pressuring and obstructing anything that lifts its head. With one glance, it’s obvious that it is a five-elements arrangement meticulously set up by a skilled person.
With the depth and breadth of the cold pond, and according to the growth ring of the surrounding giant shrubs, this cold pond has existed for at least ten thousand years.
Ten thousand years ago, what kind of people would set up a five-killing structure here?
Just what were the terrifying things they want to entrap here?
Urged by her curiosity, after saying a word to Chu Xun, she swooped down into the lake.
The lake water was icy-cold, the coldness of which penetrated to her very bones. The instant she dived into the water, she felt sharp pain like being simultaneously stabbed by thousands of needles.
However, her body belongs to fire, and very soon the heart of phoenix in her body generated the strength to contend against the coldness. She was also reborn in the lake.
As she swam down, ready to examine the depths of the lake, a powerful three-eyed ice toad came to harass her.
She did not race against it. Instead, she increased her speed and darted towards the darker depths of the lake.
The toad that closely chased after her sensed a new prey entering the water, immediately abandoned the pursuit of Lu Qiji and intercepted Chu Xun diving into the water——
It turned to a battle between Chu Xun and the three-eyed ice toad. This was the reason that Li Muyang, Lin Canghai and Qiandu heard those noises.
Lu Qiji continuously swam directly to the bottom of the lake, and then drilled into the funnel-shaped bottom
She suddenly appeared at the doorway of Stupa City and entered into an astonishing palace.
But, how did Li Muyang also come along?
Did he also discover this peculiar place inside this lake? Or was he attracted by something else?
“I’m so stupid. Why did I do something so foolish? Why did I jump into the cold lake after I heard the toad ate you? You don’t like me anyway, and we aren’t friends——Why should I accompany you if you die?” Li Muyang grumbled. He was still in a state of panic and regret. “If my parents know that I’m dead, my parents would be upset to death. Li Shinian will also be hurt to death, you caused me a lot of trouble——”
Lu Qiji gaze wandered around while remaining calm and collected when she asked: “You jumped down the cold lake to save me?”
“If I didn’t?” Li Muyang suddenly turned, his furious eyes staring at Lu Qiji. “If not because of you, why would I jump into this lake? Why would I be hunted by the toad? Why would I fall into this strange place where birds doesn’t even shit? Why did you come to this place? Broken Mountain is so enormous, are other places not enough for you to play around?”
Lu Qiji’s beautiful, thick eyelashes fluttering as she blinked, glaring at Li Muyang’s handsome face. Although she looked angry but her eyes were full of worries and she was unable to bring herself to utter harsh words like before.
No matter what, he jumped down the cold pond because of me, this boy does not seem as annoying as I knew——
No, he is still very annoying. He still deserves to die.
However, he also has a likeable side.
For example, he risked his life to save me——
“I didn’t tell you to jump down.” Lu Qiji said stubbornly. However, her voice was a lot gentler, warmer and less tough as before. She was not like the boulder that she was before, where whoever ran into her would be covered with a face filled with blood. “You’re not a child, you should be responsible for your own actions.”
“Of course I’m responsible for my actions. But shouldn’t you also be responsible for your own actions?” Li Muyang snapped back. “Don’t make people who care about you worry, is this not the most basic morals that a good person should have? You’re arrogant, spoiled, and don’t care about others’ feelings or even life. A woman like you——why did I jump down to save you? Water must have gotten into my head for me to do that?”
“What? Am I not right? Are you not like that?”
“Your affairs are none of my business, right? I want to intervene, I have to intervene——” As Li Muyang spoke, he took a large stride toward Lu Qiji.
Agitated, he reached out and dropped his hand upon Lu Qiji’s shoulder, then explained with a cool yet affectionate expression: “I just want you to consider carefully beforehand, and I don’t want see you encounter any danger. Also don’t make the people who care about get upset——So, let go of the sword in your hand. You’ve already been taken captive by me.”