“Ah ah ah!!!”
38’s excited screams sounded in her mind, “Voice Command, Get.
Host, you are so awesome!”
Qin Wanwan heard the clicking sound of robotic loading as a transparent screen floated in her mind.
There was a green light spot on the screen, scanning the surroundings like a radar.
“Congratulations on officially activating System 3838438, the Great Female Lead Counterattack System.
To help the counterattack, the System will provide you with services at the cost of your points.
At present, there are 50 points and the completion progress of the task is 90%.
Please descend the mountain soon and complete the task to receive rewards!”
38 beamed with joy, “Host, go go!”
Qin Wanwan didn’t reply.
She observed her surroundings and slanted her head to glimpse at Jian Xingzhi, hinting at him.
Jian Xingzhi understood her meaning.
He gave a nod and took a step back quietly.
The people around them didn’t notice the exchange between them.
“Has nothing to do with all of us” Jun Shu mocked, “Do you forget there is an engagement between us”
“You still have face to say that” Jian Xingzhi tilted his head as he leaned against the table.
He played with the melon seeds in his hand, tossing them up and catching them back.
He faced Jun Shu with a smirk.
“Just a while ago, as proof of your love, you transformed into a rabbit for Su Yueli.
I thought you have forgotten you have an engagement with others, turns out you still remember that”
“Jian Zhiyan!” Jun Shu glared at him, “You wish to die”
Jian Xingzhi was ready to beat him up, but looking at 666 waving a sign of “No fighting!!!” next to him, he endured and put down the melon seeds.
He waved to Jun Shu, “Come here, I’ll tell you something important.”
Jun Shu scowled.
Jian Xingzhi added the sincerity on his face, “It’s really important.
It has something to do about your engagement.
Come and listen.”
As he spoke, he hinted to Qin Wanwan with a wink.
Qin Wanwan got the hint.
Although she didn’t understand why he wanted them to escape early, she sneakily tiptoed to stand by the door.
Everyone’s eyes were on Jian Xingzhi.
When Jian Xingzhi saw that Jun Shu was unmoved, he lifted his eyebrow, “Didn’t you say you wanted to kill me Yet you don’t dare to listen to my words”
“Why don’t I dare”
Jun Shu snorted and walked to Jian Xingzhi.
He slightly lowered his head and approached him.
Jian Xingzhi leaned up and whispered “Let me tell you.
I and Wanwan have…”
Jun Shu’s ears perked.
Without finishing the words, Jian Xingzhi’s hand already moved as fast as lightning.
He clutched Jun Shu’s head and smashed it on the table, “Go!”
Qin Wanwan stole the chance when everyone was off guard and sped out of the pavilion the moment Jian Xingzhi make a move.
Agile as the wind, Jian Xingzhi stood up and hurled Jun Shu away with one hand while the other slammed the explosive talisman on the ground,
Heavy blasts sounded all around.
The ground shook as did the mountain.
Qin Wanwan had just rushed out of the Exquisite Pavilion.
She turned back in shock at the explosion, “Jian Zhiyan!”
“I am here!”
Jian Xingzhi swept by like the wind, snatching her wrist, Qin Wanwan spun her head in a daze.
The young man’s pink sleeves were fluttering, and his side face and facial features were heroic.
He glanced at her from the corner of his eyes and met her gaze.
His smirk spread, “Go!”
As they talked, Jun Shu had caught up to them, “Qin Wan!”
Jian Xingzhi tossed three explosive talismans behind him.
His steps quickened as he tugged Qin Wanwan’s wrist and stepped into the teleportation array that he had prepared before.
In a flash, they vanished from Jun Shu’s sight.
Jun Shu spread his divine sense toward the whole Wen Xin Sect.
He sensed the direction of the teleportation array below him and chased over them with fervor.
The teleportation array teleported Jian Xingzhi and Qin Wanwan onto the mountainside.
As they landed, they felt the ground below them shake and they wobbled.
Before Qin Wanwan could make a sound, she heard a gust of wind behind them.
She shoved Jian Xingzhi aside and shouted, “Disperse!”
She leaped into a high place, leading Jun Shu away from him.
Jian Xingzhi had no cultivation and he couldn’t follow them flying around.
He sprinted to catch up with them from the ground and shouted back at Qin Wanwan, “Three hundred zhang to Southeast!”
Qin Wanwan dashed to the southeast as instructed.
Jun Shu tailed close behind her, “If you want to go down the mountain then I will take you away.
What are you running for”
Qin Wanwan tried to kick him over, Jun Shu clasped her ankle and she stumbled in the air.
Qin Wanwan anxiously shouted, “38!”
A burst of electric current swam to Jun Shu’s hand from Qin Wanwan’s ankle.
Jun Shu inadvertently released his grip from the pain and Qin Wanwan fled in the direction designated by Jian Xingzhi.
“Electric shock used, deducted 5 points.”
Qin Wanwan’s hands clenched as she heard 38’s alert.
During her inattentiveness, Jun Shu had caught up again.
He frowned, “Wan’er…”
“What the hell are you pestering me for”
Qin Wanwan couldn’t understand.
“Second electric shock used, deducted 5 points.” 38 didn’t hesitate to charge her points.
Jun Shu’s arm trembled and he let go of Qin Wanwan.
White silk extended from his sleeve and wrapped around Qin Wanwan’s waist.
He pursed his lips, “I wronged you in the past.
But, in the end, we have an engagement…”
“AH AH AH! 38!!!”
Qin Wanwan predicted what he was going to say and panicked on the spot.
At once, 38 released another electric shock at Jun Shu as it marveled, “This man makes me sick.
Don’t tell me he is abruptly enlightened and wants to start over with you”
“Stop your words right there! It gives me goosebumps all over!!” Qin Wanwan rushed forward frantically.
38 breathed a sigh, “Deducted 5 points.
You have 35 points left.”
Qin Wanwan ground her teeth, “Can I use 30 points to electrocute him to death”
“Wakey wakey,” 38 sighed from Qin Wanwan’s unreasonable demand, “You want to kill a Nascent Soul cultivator with only 30 points How about you sleep and continue your dream there”
Ah! This useless system!!!
Qin Wanwan couldn’t depend on it and could only rely on ‘Jian Zhiyan’’s arrangement.
She had seen that the man didn’t arrange the array according to her arrangement, but whatever.
His arrangement didn’t seem bad.
The only problem was that she didn’t know where to run, so she could only run in the direction given by ‘Jian Zhiyan’.
On the ground, although Jian Xingzhi couldn’t fly, he ran extremely fast.
Taking advantage of the entanglement between Qin Wanwan and Jun Shu, he had reached the tree next to the teleportation array he set and was ready to execute his plan.
Seeing that Qin Wanwan was chased by Jun Shu, he hid in the leaves against the branches.
He closely watched them from above the tree.
Qin Wanwan flashed past him first, and Jun Shu soon followed behind.
Jian Xingzhi seized the opportunity, and without hesitation, jumped from the tree and stepped on Jun Shu, pushing him into the teleportation array!
Jun Shu’s hand was swift.
As he was kicked over by Jian Xingzhi, he caught Qin Wanwan’s ankle and Qin Wanwan caught Jian Xingzhi from the shock.
The three plunged into the array together.
Jian Xingzhi thought of what place was behind the teleportation array and blew up instantly.
He moved fast.
Before landing, he punched Jun Shu in the head and stabbed a needle formed from his divine sense into his mind.
After finishing it, he held Qin Wanwan and kicked Jun Shu fiercely, using him as a springboard to safely land on the intact ground.
Before Qin Wanwan came back to her senses, her nose was hit with a horrible pungent smell.
She immediately realized where they were.
She saw Jun Shu, who had been knocked out by Jian Xingzhi, was soaked in the pit.
She held her breath and instantly lunged for Jian Xingzhi’s hand, yanking him to run for their lives.
With Jun Shu’s physique, he probably would be knocked out only for a while.
Kicking Jun Shu into such a pit… When he climbed out, it definitely would be a battle of life and death for them.
Most importantly, when the time came, Jun Shu would be covered with filth! It’s disgusting to fight him like that ah!!!
But Jian Xingzhi was ignorant of how dreadful their situation was.
She dragged him to run but he stopped her.
He fished out a string of firecrackers from his sleeve, “Wait.
I have something left to be done.”
Qin Wanwan was on the verge of collapse.
Jian Xingzhi struck a match, lit the firecracker, and hurled it behind.
He dusted his hands and was finally satisfied.
He grabbed Qin Wanwan and rushed out, “Run!”
Needless to say, Qin Wanwan held him and jumped up high, leaping forward.
After some time, she heard the blast of the firecracker and Jun Shu’s roar behind her.
The successive sounds of the crackling sounded like a farewell to send her off.
Together with those sounds, there was a series of explosions mixed with the vibration of landslides and earthquakes.
Qin Wanwan didn’t dare to look back.
She tightened her grip on Jian Xingzhi and rushed down the mountain.
As she rushed, she sensed the ground quavering.
When she was far enough, she looked back, which coincided with a loud “bang” as the whole Wen Xin Sect collapsed to the ground.
At this moment, a powerful force scoured the sky and Qin Wanwan brought Jian Xingzhi to hide in the lush forest.
They recited a spell at the same time, concealing their own breath.
“Where is the scoundrel,” Shen Zhiming’s voice boomed from the sky and his divine sense swept around the peripheral, “that dare to make trouble in Wen Xin Sect!”
Qin Wanwan and Jian Xingzhi were as still as statues.
They lay on the ground and glanced at each other.
After noticing Shen Zhiming’s divine sense had disappeared, they got up at the same time and began to sprint out of the dense forest.
“Where to go”
Jian Xingzhi slowed down to Qin Wanwan’s pace.
Qin Wanwan didn’t dare to use any skills to speed her steps as she was afraid of alerting Shen Zhiming.
Before she could think clearly, she heard the system let out a “Ding” on her mind.
【Successfully completed Task 1.
Total Points: 1035】
【Task 2: Search for a sword at the Sword Mound and display your talent. Estimated reward points: 2000. Will you accept the task”】
The prompt asked “will you accept the task” but there wasn’t even a “No” option on the screen.
Analyzing the System’s action at stealing every chance to make her use her points and the 2000 points awarded from Task 2, Qin Wanwan summed that Task 2 must be more difficult than Task 1.
The phantom pain lingered when she recollected that she was stabbed by a sword for Task 1.
She feigned ignorance to System’s prompt and inwardly decided in her heart.
To return to the Immortal Realm, the task must be done.
However, this Jian Zhiyan… He was too wild.
Although he was not a bad person, she still had her own doubts about him.
He had many means, most including violence.
No one could guarantee he wouldn’t stab her with another knife on her back.
She would find a small town to settle Jian Zhiyan there and use her own method to improve her strength.
She was determined to do so and surveyed the map in her mind, trying to find a place where she could part ways with Jian Xingzhi.
“Xunxian Town.” She decided, “We will rest there.”
Jian Xingzhi nodded.
His eyes skimmed on the screen in his mind, reading the content written on it with a tranquil face.
The words written on the screen were:
【Successfully completed Task 1: Accompany the Female Lead to descend the mountain.
Total points: -500】
【Task 2: Cause trouble for the Female Lead at least 10 times within 5 days and assist the Female Lead to complete at least 5 fights. Estimated reward points: 50】
【Task 3: Entice the lecher Qian Liu to kidnap you within 10 days.
Push the Female Lead to fight the lecher and obtain the treasure ‘Thousand Faces’ from the lecher’s hand. Estimated reward points: 100】
【Task 4: Make the Female Lead say ‘I will protect until you ascend,’ within 3 months. Estimated reward points: 1000】
The author has something to say:
Jian Xingzhi: “Why is her script so majestic while my script is no different from a joke”
Qin Wanwan: “I own 1035 points and he owes 500 points.
Thus this serves as a proof for the brain before brawn.”
丈 – zhàng.
1 zhang = 3m/11 feet.
300 zhang = 1000 meter/3300 feet.↵
劍塚 – jiànzhǒng.
Sword Mound/Sword Tomb/Sword Cemetery.
Image in the Attachment (Not an accurate representation but you got the gist).
Not necessarily a tomb per se.
Place where the sword is ‘buried.’ All swords should have a final destination, so that a sword can sleep while they wait for their own master to serve for life that they choose with their will because swords, like people, have souls and have their own thoughts.
(Or at least in some cultivation-based novel).↵
強買強賣 – qiáng mǎi qiáng mài. Buy or sell by force (under coercion).↵