Chapter 643: Beware of Pedophiles
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Wu Qingrou was not old, thus when he said he wanted to return to his hometown, he meant that he wanted to quit his position.
As he left without a word, this left many people shocked.
Everyone was commenting about how Shi Yu allowed Wu Qingrou to leave so easily.
Naturally, he would try to persuade him on the surface, but anyone could tell that Shi Yu did not mind Wu Qingrou leaving. He might even be a little positive regarding his departure.
This made everyone guess that a conflict must have cropped up between the both of them, and it was one that could not be resolved.
Shi Yu could not give up his throne, thus Wu Qingrou was the one who left.
After Lin Feng received news of this, he wasn’t very surprised. On the other hand, he seemed to be enlightened.
As Wu Qingrou left the Great Qin Empire, this proved his guess all along. While his guess had been proven, Lin Feng was not that happy. He only shook his head slightly, “My burden is still great and the way is still very long.”
Lin Feng had a few guesses previously. Now that he knew that Wu Qingrou had quitted his position as an official, he was not very bothered.
But right now, Chu Yang was stunned as he heard this news. After he regained his awareness, he revealed a bitter laugh, “Oh my, everything is messed up.”
Ever since he revived, Chu Yang was most fearful of Wu Qingrou. He treated him as his arch-enemy.
That was because in his unclear memory, the reason why the Ethereal Mountain Sect was destroyed was because of Wu Qingrou’s scheme. He caused the Ethereal Mountain Sect to be caught between Mount Shu and the Great Zhou Empire.
Now, Liang Gan was not assassinated on Mount Kunlun and neither did any conflict occur between the Great Zhou Empire and the Mount Shu Sword Sect.
But Chu Yang dared not relax. That was because the scheme by Wu Qingrou had already taken effect. The Ethereal Mountain Sect became the slave to the Mount Shu Sword Sect, causing his own position to be precarious.
There could not only be the Ethereal Mountain Sect which relied on the Mount Shu Sword Sect. But the reliance of the Ethereal Mountain Sect on the Mount Shu Sword Sect was a scheme designed by Wu Qingrou. At the same time, he managed to control this pawn of his and attained his goal.
Wu Qingrou might have other pawns, but Chu Yang was not privy to these kinds of things. If he wanted evidence, it would be very difficult.
Even if he only had the Ethereal Mountain Sect as his pawn, if Wu Qingrou wanted to force a conflict between the Mount Shu Sword Sect and other great powers, the Ethereal Mountain Sect could re-enact its role as the middle guy between the conflict of the two parties.
But now, Wu Qingrou quitted his position as the Prime Minister of the Great Qin Empire. His whereabouts were unknown too. This left Chu Yang a little confused, as he did not know how to proceed.
If Wu Qingrou was dead, Chu Yang could heave a sigh of relief. But who knew where Wu Qingrou went? What is he plotting? Was the Ethereal Mountain Sect still in his scheme?
All this became an unknown. What made Chu Yang stressed was that the original situation kept Wu Qingrou in the light, while he was in the dark. Wu Qingrou did not know that there was a Foundation Establishment Stage cultivator who was disrupting his plans all along.
That was why Chu Yang had room to manage things, informing Liang Gan of the threat, allowing the assassination attempt to be avoided.
But now, Wu Qingrou had gone from light to dark. Chu Yang was now unaware of whatever that was happening.
Chu Yang left his residence and roamed the streets of Shazhou County. There was a bustling crowd on the streets, but to Chu Yang, they did not seem to exist.
He just walked quietly and out of Shazhou County, coming to a barren desert.
Chu Yang stepped on the sand and squinted to look at the Sun above him. He finally stopped and stood there without moving.
After a long while, Chu Yang suddenly moved. He twisted his neck and look afar. He could roughly see the mountains.
It was in the direction of Mount Kunlun.
Chu Yang spat out his breath, “Everything is different!”
This world was different from the world in his memory.
“In fact, it’s rather nice.” Chu Yang laughed all of a sudden. “The Ethereal Mountain Sect is fine, while Qingwu has also averted disaster. Furthermore, there’s someone powerful protecting her. Among the three things that I miss most, I have settled two of them. Isn’t this what I have been dreaming of?”
He looked in the direction of Mount Kunlun and mumbled, “All this change came from the leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders. His sudden rise and extreme powers caused all this.”
“Wu Qingrou disappeared and no one knows when he will appear next and what he will do next.” Chu Yang mocked himself, “I am worrying so much all because I am as powerful as the leader of the Celestial Sect of Wonders.”
“Otherwise, I will kill Wu Qingrou easily and end things quickly.”
“To mold an iron, one must be strong too. Because of time constraints, I did not have enough time. Right now, while I don’t know how much time I have, but how can I not grasp it properly and try to improve myself?”
Chu Yang stood straight and looked up into the Heavens.
“The three things that I miss most, or rather, in my memory, in my dream state, among the three things that I have the most regret for, I will complete the last one on my own. This is to protect the Ethereal Mountain Sect and Qingwu!”
Chu Yang looked in the direction of Mount Kunlun. Over there, the person he missed most was there. Ever since he awoke, he had been finding her. He knew where she was, but still had not met her till this day.
As he camped at Shazhou County, besides improving ties with the Celestial Sect of Wonders, Chu Yang had always been hoping to meet the person that he missed.
But he changed his mind now. He did not want to be a headless goose, chasing a memory that had already disappeared. Since everything was different, he should carve a new path out for himself. While the road might be tough to embark on, he must still do it.
“Wu Qingrou, I must thank you. Your sudden disappearance caused me to become anxious, but has deepened my resolve too.” Chu Yang laughed, “I may not know if you will ever appear or when you will appear. But when you do, I will be different.”
“Thank you for giving me time. I want to use this time to race you and this different world.”
Chu Yang seemed to have changed. He was still the same person with the same cultivation, but he seemed to have developed a new mindset.
As he looked in the direction of Mount Kunlun again, he said determinedly, “Qingwu, wait for me. I will go and find you.”
Chu Yang did not know that on his body, a piece of talismanic print started to flash with radiance, but the radiance soon disappeared.
Amidst the Heavens above Mount Kunlun, on the top of Mount Yujing, Lin Feng looked at void space while pondering over things. He revealed a smile on his face, “I left a signal for you for fun, but who knows you still miss Qingwu?””
Beside him, a lady in purple stood there. It was Luo Qingwu.
“Master, what’s wrong?” Luo Qingwu asked curiously.
Lin Feng turned his head over and said, “Qingwu, you are still young. You may not know many things. But because you are still young, I must warn you over certain things first, to ensure that you are not cheated by anyone.”
Luo Qingwu scratched her head, “Please advise me, Master.”
Lin Feng said, “In this world, some mature guys like girls which are your age. They will think of ways to seduce and harm you. When you meet someone like this, you must keep a distance and not be fooled by their words.”
“If anyone tries to harass you, show him what you are capable of. If you can’t, you can find me or your seniors. They will help you.”
Qingwu listened to him seriously before nodding her head. She answered, “Yes, Master! Qingwu will remember what you say!”
“Don’t listen to their flowery words. Keep my distance from them. If they harass me, I will show them my powers. If I can’t overcome them, then I will inform Master or my seniors to whack them!”
Chu Yang felt a sudden chill.
He looked around him but could only see the desert. He was confused, “Such a hot weather, why do I feel a sudden chill?”
On Mount Yujing, Lin Feng looked at Luo Qingwu and laughed, “Relax, this is just a caution. Since you are under me, I will protect you.”
He led her to the edge of a cliff on Mount Yujing. At the foot of the mountain, the Yin-Yang Sea raged with waves that slammed against the walls of the cliff. It looked very fierce.
Luo Qingwu looked at this black sea and felt a warmth in her heart.
Lin Feng thought, “Qingwu, think of the sword mind in your heart and think about your understanding of swords.”
Luo Qingwu nodded her head. During this period of time, besides figuring out her cultivation, she followed Lin Feng’s advice and ditched the dagger cultivation she acquired from the Luo Family. On the other hand, she tried to understand the art of swordplay.
Lin Feng did not pass her any detailed art of swordplay or any related cultivation manuals, but only pointed out a direction for her. After that, he allowed Qingwu to figure out on her own and discover the cultivation pathway most suitable for her.
With Luo Qingwu’s current cultivation, her understanding of the way of the Great Tao was still very raw. While her intelligence was above average, for her to discover the concept of the art of swordplay was impossible
But with Lin Feng’s guidance, he did not expect her to achieve anything immediately. He wanted her to have a rough idea first. While it might not be developed yet, she could slowly complete it. The key was for it to infuse with her body.
Luo Qingwu closed her eyes and thought about it. Lin Feng’s supernatural awareness landed on her and forced the sword mind that she figured out to be inched in her mind.
After that, Lin Feng extended his palm and grabbed the Yin-Yang Sea below the cliff. Suddenly, a thin line of water from the black sea was grabbed into mid-sky and landed in Lin Feng’s palm.