Lu Yaoyao and Shen Changyuan spent a lot of time exploring the cave that the Serpent Lord took as his lair, but they still could not find any clues. Finally, Lu Yaoyao couldn’t stand it anymore. The time was late, so they decided to take a rest first and continue the search tomorrow.
The two camped in the cave. Lu Yaoyao was lying on the ground in the corner, far away from Shen Changyuan. For some reason, she had a feeling that Brother Yuanyuan had become strange, and he sometimes made her feel very unfamiliar. But Lu Yaoyao couldn’t explain the strangeness she was feeling, so in the end, she decided to sleep by herself.
After enjoying the cup of tea, Lu Qingyu stood up, paced around the room for a moment, and then left the cabin. The extreme cold peak was covered in plain white as far as one’s eyes could see. The scenery here was monotonous, but the whistling cold wind was blocked by the barrier. Lu Qingyu walked around the training field. With the ice and snow as a background, his bright red clothes looked even flashier.
After strolling for a while, Lu Qingyu was rather bored, so he turned around and said, “Yao Jiuxiao, let’s duel.”
“There is no way to tell who is right or wrong? What nice words. Yet, every time we meet, you cannot wait to send This Venerable to the afterworld there and then. Hence, This Venerable always thinks that the honorable Dao Venerable Hengwu wants revenge. After all—” There was a smile on Lu Qingyu’s lips, but his eyes were extremely cold, “You saw it when I killed her with my own hands, didn’t you?”
There was an extreme cold peak in Guiyuan Sect where the ice and snow never melted for thousands of years, making the temperature there very low. The peak was cold enough that even cultivators, who were supposed to be immune to the change in temperature, would feel cold there. For this reason, almost no one in Guiyuan Sect liked to come here of their own volition except when they were getting punishment. And even those who were receiving punishment only came as far as the ice chamber on the mountainside because a barrier was erected on the peak, keeping unauthorized people from climbing higher.
“Chi!” Daddy’s thunder is so powerful!
Lu Yaoyao expressed her amazement.
Shen Changyuan, who had no cover, was smashed all over by the bits and pieces of falling snake meat. He lowered his eyes and looked at the two still-intact thundercrashes under his hooves, unable to understand how the serpent demon suddenly exploded.
The serpent demon’s gastric juices slowly corroded the bubble protecting Lu Yaoyao and Shen Changyuan. Lu Yaoyao struggled for a moment, but she could not get out under Shen Changyuan’s claws. She pleaded, “Brother Yuanyuan, let me go.”
Shen Changyuan looked around, thinking of a way to turn the situation around. Perhaps, since they were already inside the serpent’s body, it would be easier to deal with him here. It was said that to kill a snake, you must hit seven inches below its head. Just like a dragon’s inverse scale, a snake’s seventh inch was its weakness, so Shen Changyuan decided to find this place.
When Lu Yaoyao realized that she had been swallowed, she was initially in a panic. She never thought she would meet her end buried in the belly of a snake when she was barely just a cub.
In just a moment, countless thoughts passed through Lu Yaoyao’s mind, and she even felt slightly relieved. Fortunately, Father and Daddy wouldn’t know about her death. They probably would forever think that she was still living somewhere in this world…
After Lu Yaoyao took back the last luminous pearl, the place suddenly became much dimmer, and in a blink of an eye, she found herself standing on a bare hill. Her surroundings were dark and gloomy, with black soil and ragged rockery, which was the typical scenery of the Abyss.
Suddenly deprived of the nostalgic scenery, Lu Yaoyao felt at a loss for a moment, but she soon cheered herself up. Fake was fake after all — soon, she would definitely be able to return to the real outside world!
For now, let’s look for Brother Yuanyuan!
Lu Yaoyao hopped towards the cabin and stopped just outside the door. She didn’t detect any dangers inside, nor any living beings, but she still asked politely, “Is anyone home?”
There was no response.
The little dumpling quietly stuck her head and peeped inside. The cabin’s interior was not large, consisting of only one room. Only a small part of the room was visible from Lu Yaoyao’s angle, so she pushed the door and entered the cabin.
A dark grey ball made from intertwined tree roots emerged from the black soil. After shaking the remaining dirt off its body and landing on the ground, the ball opened itself, revealing a little white furball.
“Thank you, Grandpa Tree.”
The old tree demon shook his roots gently before returning to the soil and disappearing from sight.