“Hey!” The black-robed man finally became impatient. “Where should we go now?”
“This is my first time here.” Meng Qi said seriously. “Moreover, according to the legend, every time the barrier is opened, the situation inside will totally change. So no one knows what they will face the next time they enter the barrier, or what they should do there.”
“Are you not afraid that I will use you to leave this place and then kill you before I go out?” The man asked again.
“I am just a beginner in the Foundation Establishment stage.” Meng Qi replied. “Hundreds of Golden Core and even Nascent Soul cultivators came in for the tournament each time. Even if they worked together, the fastest record to finish the competition and leave this barrier is nine days.”
As for what was going on inside the barrier, nothing was written in that book, so Meng Qi had no idea.
At that time, the only thing in her mind was to separate the injured cultivators from the black-robed man who controlled them immediately. As long as the man could be separated from them, the people controlled to attack her would naturally stop moving. In that place, sending the man into the barrier was the quickest way. Otherwise, if the array was not solved, the Apricot Forest might be bathed in blood today.
In the chaos, Meng Qi felt something was coiling her ankle and violently tugged her away. She was about to shout at Sikong Xing for help when the sky suddenly spun before her eyes. A massive amount of spiritual aura descended from the sky, as if cutting the space and time itself and completely enveloping her body.
A man’s cold laughter rang. His laughter seemed to echo the night of the winter solstice. It was extremely cold, gloomy, and dark.
The elegant and handsome Li Che stood upright, seemingly had fully recovered. Standing there, he stared directly at the black-robed man. His eyes were clear and fearless. It was exactly the young man Meng Qi knew in the past, a brave healer who dared to venture deep into a poisonous swamp for his patients.
“Fellow Daoist Lu.” Li Che cupped his hands towards Lu Qingran and said politely: “Your live-saving grace, I don’t dare to forget even a day. I should have gone to help Fellow Daoist earlier, but after following my memory to find the previous place at the foot of the mountain, I cannot find your trace.” Li Che said, “Fellow Daoist Lu has suffered.”
For a moment, all the eyes in the Apricot Forest focused on the black-robed man and the beautiful blue-robed girl next to him.
“It’s your senior sister.” Su Junmo lightly bumped Meng Qi’s arm and whispered.
Xue Chengxuan was a well-known figure in the medical society. Seeing him here, the crowd immediately burst into another clamor. For someone of Xue Chengxuan’s status, it was not easy for ordinary medical cultivators to see him outside public events such as this Medical Cultivator Conference.
Countless gazes went back and forth between Xue Chengxuan and Meng Qi. One was a seventeen or eighteen years old tender little girl, and the other was the famous heir of Xue Clan.
“…You really pay attention to him.” Su Junmo looked at Meng Qi with a weird gaze. Pei Mufeng disappeared so quickly and silently that he didn’t even notice, but Meng Qi actually did.
“Yes.” Meng Qi nodded casually. She raised her eyes at Su Junmo: “I want to see Sister Xue, can you help me?”
The commotion in the Apricot Forest gradually turned into chaos. The three Medical Society Alliance elders stood on the middlemost mountain peak, watching down on the messy scene below.
The three exchanged a glance; their expression was very dark.
Since the Medical Cultivator Conference first started two thousand years ago, there had never been such chaos before. Even at the beginning, when the conference and alliance were still in their infancy, there had never been such a chaotic situation.
Sikong Xing looked at Su Junmo’s erratic face and muttered again: “Are you really talking about the Demon Monarch’s clan library? The library on the celestial tree that is managed by the white tiger elder? But I heard that other than celestial demons, others cannot enter that place?” Sikong Xing’s eyes were as bright as Meng Qi’s eyes just now. “The library is said to have an extremely rich book collection from all over the three realms. I always want to go there and have a look.”
Su Junmo “…”