Translated by: daryldyh
Regular chapter 2/2. The plot thickens!
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Chapter 68: The Crimsonflame of the Azure Dawn
So, did Hong Xiaobao know medicine-refining? Almost everyone was curious about the answer.
Since medicine refiners were extremely rare in this world, only major sects like Thunder Sound Pavilion could afford to raise them. Normal sects were not able to burn that amount of money. Even if money wasn’t an issue, talented medicine refiners were nowhere to be found. So most people did not dare to believe that Hong Xiaobao could do it.
“Hehe, when has your Brother Xiaobao lied to you before?” Hong Xiaobao talked like medicine-refining was an easy task. “I wasn’t really serious about it. I only spent my free time to learn the basics, not a big deal. I had refined quite a lot of medicine just now. Unfortunately, this thing still can’t replace a meal. Hehe.”
Yun Caixiao unconsciously laughed at his exaggeration.
Atop a tree outside the Caiyun building, Qingqing who was dressed in black shook her head and said, “Could it be that Hong Xiaobao really knows how to refine medicines? This is not something to joke about. A major sect only has a couple of medicine refiners and they are all highly respected. Partnering with a single experienced medicine refiner requires at least a million silver taels. Just how does Hong Xiaobao do it?”
Jian Pu who was beside Qingqing said, smiling, “This Hong Xiaobao is capable of doing quite a lot of things. However, not only is he modest, he is quite caring as well. Hmmm… helping this fellow makes me feel quite good.”
“En, people with this kind of personality are quite rare nowadays,” Qingqing smiled and nodded.
Hong Xiaobao chatted with Yun Caixiao for a little longer and left.
After Hong Xiaobao left, Yun Caixiao stared at the small bottle of Rejuvenation Dew and said to herself with a shy face, “Brother Xiaobao unexpectedly cares about me this much. I think I’ve made a great decision in choosing him…” She carefully picked up the bottle and finished the liquid in one go.
Yun Caixiao could feel the energy within her meridians — the medicine should be taking effect. Yun Caixiao plugged the stopper back into the bottle and put it into her chest pocket, like a treasure. To her, this bottle was even more precious than the jewelry Hong Xiaobao gave her.
“Whoosh…” A breeze went by and caused Yun Caixiao to lose her five senses and fainted.
In a building that was surrounded by candles.
“Hmm?” Yun Caixiao woke up and tried to figure out the situation. Her heart finally jumped as she realized she had been kidnapped. She immediately checked her pocket — the bottle was still there.
“You’re awake.” A cold female sound came by.. Yun Caixiao was astonished and looked towards the direction of the voice — she saw a masked woman dressed in full black staring at her.
The aura of the woman was extremely cold. It was only her passive aura. And that made Yun Caixiao think that she fell into an ice cave. An aura this strong… I have only felt that from the Head Teacher of Thunder Sound Pavilion. The aura of this woman here is even stronger than his! Just who is she?
“Senior is…” Yun Caixiao paid respect while trying her best to stay calm. “What is the intention of senior bringing me here?” Yun Caixiao asked perturbedly.
If the person standing in front of her was a guy, she would’ve thought that he was coming for her Black Yin Body. Luckily that did not happen. However, this senior in front of Yun Caixiao was a woman which emboldened her to be not too hopeless.
“You are Yun Caixiao,” The masked woman asked coldly, “the fiancée of Hong Xiaobao. Am I right?”
“Yes.” Yun Caixiao finally calmed herself down for a bit and nodded immediately, “What senior said was correct.”
“En, listen here properly,” the masked woman said slowly. “I once owed Hong Xiaobao a debt of gratitude. I don’t really like to owe people stuff, so I am here to repay him. Coincidentally, I have gotten a set of martial arts lately. Now that you have lost your power, it is a perfect time to pass it to you. I would consider my debt to be paid afterwards. The name of this martial art is called ‘The Crimsonflame of the Azure Dawn’. I will only teach you once. You better listen properly!”
Yun Caixiao was stunned after listening to what the masked woman said. Nobody would have expected this plot twist. Being kidnapped out of the blue just to be taught martial arts?!
“Why are you still dreaming? Get ready!” The masked woman was obviously impatient. She immediately started to teach Yun Caixiao.
After 6 hours, it was the darkest moment of dawn. The masked woman once again knocked Yun Caixiao out and brought her back to the palace.
“Jian Pu, what do you think?” Qingqing smiled and asked, “weren’t you afraid of scaring her off with the way you acted earlier?”
“She is definitely rather qualified.” After sending Yun Caixiao back, Jian Pu returned to her benign, kind look. “She is a fast learner. I only had to teach her one for the most part. I hope that this Yun Caixiao will one day become my successor.”
At the same time, at Azure Dragon Valley.
The Head Teacher of Azure Dragon Valley, Hou Yuanxun sat at the main seat of the meeting hall. At his opposite side, there sat a man who was roughly fifty years old. He had a pale skin and a rolled-up hair — he looked like a highly educated man.
He was the Head Teacher of Purple Feather Pavilion, a 7-star martial artist, Zou Xiuwen!
“Brother Zou, what plans do you have in mind for the favor that Elder Ye asked from us?” Hou Yuanxun looked at Zou Xiuwen and asked. He knew that Zou Xiuwen was a rather cunning person. He was naturally a-hundred-times better at doing this than Hou Yuanxun himself.
Zou Xiuwen chuckled and said humbly, “Based on the intelligence of Brother Hou, this one is in no position to suggest an idea. I wouldn’t want to humiliate myself in front of Brother Hou, hehe.”
He was only showing courtesy. Even idiots were able to understand the meaning behind his words. Hou Yuanxun smiled and waved, “Brother Zou, you are being too modest. I definitely do not deserve Brother Zou’s praise.” The two of them laughed for a while before Hou Yuanxun continued his words, “So, what’s the plan, Brother Zou? Being your brother, my ears are wide open for you.”
“Haha, okay. Then the two of us brothers will start to discuss the situation right now.” Zou Xiuwen used the word discuss, which meant he did not think that Hou Yuanxun’s ideas were worthless.
Zou Xiuwen paused for a while before saying slowly, “In my opinion, there are three aspects that we know for sure now!”