A trace of excitement flashed in Ji Wujiong’s eyes. This Grand Tournament barrier had indeed piqued his interest, and he was eager to study the eye of the array. If given a chance, he even wanted to try to break the barrier itself.
Ji Wujiong had just taken a step forward when he suddenly remembered and looked back at Meng Qi: “Aren’t you going to pick those apricots?”
“These apricots are unripe and cannot be picked.” Meng Qi shook her head. “Let’s go.”
There was a small road between the four apricot trees, leading into a thick white mist. Meng Qi guessed that the road should be connected to the Apricot Forest outside. By following it, they should be able to leave the barrier.
“Meng Qi.” Ji Wujiong followed her for a moment, then suddenly said: “This place is the eye of the barrier.”
“What do you want to do?” Meng Qi suddenly became vigilant. Her pair of bright eyes stared at Ji Wujiong alertly.
“Should we try…”
“No!” Meng Qi refused without hesitation, “If we destroy the barrier, what about Senior Lin Yan’s final wish?”
With a swish, Meng Qi’s silver knife suddenly appeared in her hand. She looked vigilantly. “Senior Lin Yan stays here to wait for a successor to pass the knowledge she has accumulated throughout her life. She does it not for herself, but for the benefit of the entire medical world.” Meng Qi’s gaze was very firm, and she had already prepared a handful of profound-grade spirit stones in her other hand. “And her wish still hasn’t been fulfilled! If you insist on destroying this barrier, I will stop you even at the cost of my life!”
“Forget it!” Ji Wujiong waved his hand, “I’m afraid of you. You have so many spirit stones. How scary!”
“If you don’t want me to touch it, then I won’t.” Seemingly was afraid that he would regret this decision, Ji Wujiong quickened his pace and strode into the misty road.
“Humph!” Meng Qi snorted. She didn’t put back the spirit stones and still stared at Ji Wujiong vigilantly. During the Grand Tournament’s tests, they were indeed partners who fought side by side. But Meng Qi also knew how painful it was to be unable to study something that she had a great interest in. For Ji Wujiong, arrays were probably the same as medical skills for her.
Meng Qi walked along the road while keeping an eye on Ji Wujiong’s tall figure in front. It was not until she saw that he really didn’t make a stop and even walked past the four apricot trees without taking a single glance that she finally sighed in relief.
Through the mist, Meng Qi suddenly saw an open space.
Ji Wujiong, who was walking in front, suddenly stopped and turned around.
Meng Qi took a deep breath. She was still gripping the medical knife in one hand and a handful of profound-grade spirit stones in the other. After leaving the barrier, their relationship of being partners in arms also ceased to exist. Was Ji Wujiong going to kill her with a thousand cuts, as he stated in the beginning?
No, she didn’t want to die! She finally got to know something about Yun Qingyan, and she was also growing a bit stronger. She wanted to live well and find him!
“Why are you staring at me like that?” Ji Wujiong spread his hands and said, “Let’s go. It should be the Apricot Forest soon.”
“Yeah.” Meng Qi nodded.
“Meng Qi…” Ji Wujiong suddenly took out a bamboo slip from his storage bag. Aura flashed in his hand as he quickly wrote something into the bamboo slip.
“Alright.” After marking the bamboo slip with his aura, he tossed it to Meng Qi.
Meng Qi was caught off guard, but managed to catch the bamboo slip. Before she had time to look at the content of the bamboo slip, she heard Ji Wujiong speak again: “Those old farts from the Feng Alliance and Medical Society Alliance probably are hating me to death now. Once I get out, they will definitely try their best to kill me.” He shrugged and suddenly smiled in triumphant: “Of course, those people won’t be able to hurt me, even if they were given a hundred years. However, those face-loving old farts definitely cannot bear the humiliation and won’t care about getting you involved. So…”
Ji Wujiong suddenly took two steps forward and stood in front of Meng Qi. Ignoring the glimmering silver knife, the black-robed young man reached out his hand and suddenly gave her a deep hug.
Meng Qi: “???”
Meng Qi’s vision was blocked by Ji Wujiong’s black robe. The tip of her nose hit his shoulder, and a slightly cold yet bloody fragrance entered her nostrils. Meng Qi was totally stunned, and her head was blank. As a medical cultivator, she was no stranger to men’s bodies, but she had never been so close with one before.
After a while, Ji Wujiong let go of her. “Meng Qi, there are too many people waiting to kill me outside, so it seems that I don’t have a chance to bring you away today. I don’t know whether Lin Yan’s words are useful or not, after all…” He paused. “But you must remember. Once I have the chance, I will immediately return to make you my disciple. Unlike your Senior Lin Yan, I am not as easily persuaded, and I am willing to use any methods to get what I want. So…”
Meng Qi finally returned to her senses. She looked up at Ji Wujiong. The young man stood tall, looking at her calmly. Probably it was the effect of getting along, but when Meng Qi looked at the three scars on his right face, she no longer found them as hideous as in the beginning.
Ji Wujiong raised his lips and smiled triumphantly: “From now on, you can tell the world that you are the disciple acknowledged by me, the head of Ji family.”
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