Sikong Xing: “…”
Meng Qi: “…”
It might be a bit late to mention this, but the reason why Meng Qi discovered the snow wolf’s identity was thanks to his rude and arrogant speech, which really resembled a certain someone she knew. She had once stayed together with Ji Wujiong day and night during the Grand Tournament. The time they spent together was enough to make her familiar with the other party’s attitude and personality. The way he always arrogantly looked down on others was truly… unforgettable!
“What!” Sikong Xing stomped her feet and shouted angrily, “It’s my fault for not being talented enough. Don’t you dare badmouth my father and master! They are very good people!”
“Hmph…” Ji Wujiong snorted coldly, “The black tortoise clan is notorious for cherishing their lives, and their greatest ability is their long lifespan. And one of them not only took in a disciple, but the said disciple is from a different clan? Little girl, I wonder what kind of amazing talents you have to even impress an old tortoise… or rather, let me test it!”
Sikong Xing: “…Ah!”
Before anyone could react, Ji Wujiong’s figure suddenly jumped forward. Meng Qi, who was next to Sikong Xing, responded very quickly, and just as Ji Wujiong’s eyes turned to the red-dressed girl, she had already buckled several spirit stones with her left hand.
Seeing Ji Wujiong’s movement, Meng Qi quickly squatted down. The knife in her hands danced around in a blink of an eye, producing an array that she quickly topped with the spirit stones in her palm.
Ji Wujiong’s figure flashed. When he appeared in front of Sikong Xing, he jumped right into the array Meng Qi drew.
The array started to flash. But at this time, Meng Qi had already pulled Sikong Xing and retreated.
—all of these happened in a blink of an eye.
From the moment Ji Wujiong rushed to Sikong Xing to Meng Qi’s preparation and activation of the array, everything happened in a flash… as if they were doing a well-rehearsed choreography.
“Heh…” Ji Wujiong snorted coldly. With his current strength, an array of this level had no power to trap him. However, the time bought by the array was just enough for Meng Qi to pull Sikong Xing back several steps. Having missed the first shot, Ji Wujiong was too lazy to target the girl again.
“Meng Qiqi.” Ji Wujiong gave her a sullen look, “You have grown up, huh? You even dare to plot against me.”
Although Ji Wujiong said so, the smile in his eyes was deepening. Everything about Meng Qi was just right for him. From her character to her talent in arrays, she was perfect to his liking.
“Take it out.” Meng Qi extended her hand towards Ji Wujiong and turned her eyes to Xu Zijun, “A disciple of Xingluo Pavilion is here. Since you have broken through to the Void Comprehending stage, it’s time to return the thing to its owners, right?”
“Give it back, and let these fools continue to use a peerless treasure like trash?” Ji Wujiong sneered. “To use a stardust to assist cultivation… the genius of Xingluo Pavilion may be on par with this little fox’s father and master!”
Meng Qi: “…”
Xu Zijun: “…”
“Let me ask you a question,” Ji Wujiong turned his eyes to Xu Zijun, “Have you been to Star Lake?”
“…” Xu Zijun was speechless. In the current generation of Xingluo Pavilion, his talent was second only to Pei Mufeng, and he naturally had obtained the chance to use the coveted Star Lake.
Ji Wujiong sneered sarcastically, “How was your experience? After taking a dip in the Star Lake, did your strength grows by leaps and bounds as if underwent a total rebirth?”
Xu Zijun: “…”
“Oh! I forgot!” Ji Wujiong feigned surprise, “The Star Lake also has a lot of cold spring dew…”
“Cold spring dew?!” Xue Chengxuan and Li Che exclaimed in unison.
“…therefore, taking a dip there should at least improve your mental state… or what?” Ignoring the other two, Ji Wujiong gave Xu Zijun a mocking smile. “Don’t tell me that you didn’t gain anything the first time and have to go for the second time? Only to end up with nothing again? What did this mean? Not only are you a bunch of fools, but you also overestimate your own brain and repeat the same mistakes again and again!”
“Let me guess.” Ji Wujiong glanced at Xu Zijun, “Long ago, the ancestors of Xingluo Pavilion accidentally discovered the peculiarity of the Star Lake. The spiritual aura is a bit rich there, although nothing compared to a natural grotto-heaven. The ancestors then designated the lake as a holy place and passed it down from generation to generation. Unfortunately, due to their stupidity—…”
Suddenly feeling Meng Qi’s gaze, Ji Wujiong reluctantly changed his words, “Well, we all know that Xingluo Pavilion is the gathering of a bunch of sword cultivators, so they naturally know nothing about arrays or medicines. On top of that, they feared that others might covet their treasure, so they kept the lake a secret and designated the place as a reward for their best disciples… tsk, tsk…”
Xu Zijun: “…”
“Because the sect had no idea about the real treasure sleeping in the depth of the lake, the disciples who won the opportunity to enter the Star Lake after great efforts naturally obtained no benefit. That is, at most, their cultivation progresses a bit faster.”
When Ji Wujiong said this, he showed a provocative smile, and his tone was nonchalant, “But what could these disciples do? This place was handed down by their ancestors, and it took them a lot of effort to win a chance to enter. Yet, all they got was two or three days worth of cultivation. How could they tell the truth to others?”
Xu Zijun: “…”
“So whenever a fellow disciple asked about their experience, all they could do was to show a mysterious smile, pretending to be inscrutable, as if they had obtained great benefit. This kind of idiocy is truly… cough!”
Ji Wujiong glanced at Meng Qi again and cleared his throat: “Anyway, as time passed, the rumor about Star Lake became more and more exaggerated. Not a single person has obtained real benefits, yet no one dared to say that the Star Lake was actually useless.”
He continued: “On the contrary, those disciples didn’t get many benefits after entering the Star Lake once, and only got a poignant smile when they went to ask about other people’s experience. Therefore, the problem must be their own stupidity! If the first time didn’t work, then they must try their best to go again! When the disciples who had never entered the Star Lake saw how eager these people were to go for the second time, all they had in mind were: No way! We must try our best too!”
“You…” Xu Zijun’s face turned red with anger, yet he was unable to come up with a rebuttal.
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