Chapter 709: Scapegoat!
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Jieyu and his wife went to the Inferno Precipice filled with hope.
After they explained their purpose, Xiao Yan looked at Jieyu and handed him a medicine bottle and said, “Use it judiciously, as I factor in the inherent strength of your bodies, the medicine is more potent.”
Before they came, Jieyu and wife predicted that the assistance Xiao Yan would render them would come in the form of medicines. This was because he was placed in charge of the medicine room and he was also the best pill-cultivator of the Celestial Sect of Wonders.
“Could it be some medicine that could help me break through the bottleneck in one shot?” Jieyu thought, “However, I’m a dragon. Medicines used by humans don’t really work on me.”
As he thought about, Jieyu took the medicine bottle and read its label.
“My…Love…For…A… Stick…Of…Firewood? What is this?” Jieyu opened his eyes and scratched his head in confusion. He looked quizzically at Xiao Yan. Next to him, Baiguang looked confused too.
Xiao Yan coughed drily and said, “After you use it, you will know. Erm… Baiguang can use it too, but the medicine is only for the two of you.”
“Also, don’t take it here or anywhere else on the mountain. Go back to your quiet chamber, close the door and then take it.”
Jieyu said confusedly, “I will definitely take this medicine behind closed doors. Elder Xiao, you don’t have to remind me of that.”
Xiao Yan looked at him and said solemnly, “Everything I just said is important. However, what I’m about to say next is much more important.”
Jieyu and Baiguang exchanged a glance and then said in unison, “What is it?”
“Regardless who take the medicine, the other one must be on scene. Especially after you take the medicine, the two of you must be together,” Xiao Yan’s expression was serious but he spoke with a stammer. “At the same time, there cannot be a third person.”
Jieyu and Baiguang were even more confused. They tried to probe more information from Xiao Yan but he refused to say anything. All he did was to send them away.
As he watched the two of them leave, Xiao Yan could cold sweats breaking out on his back. He could taste something bitter in his mouth.
“I feel that this is really unreliable.”
As Xiao Yan thought about it, he heard Shi Tianhao’s loud voice from the Wasteland Valley. “You s*um! You ate more than half of the Tao Wu I just hunted! How did it not choke you?”
“Eh? Is… Tun Tun back?” Xiao Yan was stunned for a while but he soon regained his sense.
In the past few years, Tun Tun spent more than half her time in the Celestial Wonders World, causing much headache for the household managers and the disciples of the Celestial Sect of Wonders training there.
The glutton was rather happy there as she could eat everything inside. As long as it brimmed with spiritual energy, she did not care whether it was hot or cold, or even dead or alive, she devoured everything happily.
Even during the Spiritual Conference of the Kunlun Mountains, Tun Tun did not come back because she was having too much fun inside.
However, Xiao Yan and Shi Tianhao heightened their sense of security. Every time Tun Tun returned to the sect, she would ravage the beasts Shi Tianhao raised in the Wasteland Valley and the medicine room that Xiao Yan was in charge of.
If they lowered their guard, she could devour more than half of everything there.
Xiao Yan did not say anything. Instead, he headed straight for the Celestial Golden Pavilion. “I need to keep the medicines in the Celestial Golden Pavilion. If not, Tun Tun will eat every single one of them. Her appetite is getting bigger and bigger.”
At that moment, the Wasteland Valley was in chaos. Shi Tianhao grabbed Tun Tun by her collar and lifted her in mid-air and snarled, “You are truly capable. You ate the Tao Wu I just hunted before I could even enjoy it.”
The lifespan of a Tao Tie is much longer than that of a human. Hence, for Tun Tun who had formed her Demon Soul in the past few years, that was not a lot of time. Her human form was still that of a little girl, just that she appeared slightly older.
Through Lin Feng’s and Xiao Yan’s adjustment, Lin Tong could cultivate like a human. However, after she took up a human form, she aged as quickly as a normal human. Hence, she appeared much older than Tun Tun right now.
Tun Tun, whose collar was caught by Shi Tianhao, grunted.
The Tao Wu that Shi Tianhao had hunted and she ate was in the Demonic Saint stage. Tun Tun used her special Tao Tie ability, ‘Devour’, to eat it. However, she still needed time to digest it.
“It doesn’t taste really good. If you want it, you can have the rest,” Tun Tun made a face at Shi Tianhao.
With a ‘swish’, Shi Tianhao took out a giant bowl. The opening of the bowl was as vast as an ocean. Immediately, he threw Tun Tun into it.
“Rubbish, do you think I’ll let you eat the entire Tao Wu?” Shi Tianhao smiled coldly at her. “You ate my Tao Wu, today I’ll taste Tao Tie.”
“No! The flesh on my body is not the original flesh of a Tao Tie,” Tun Tun shouted as she flailed and tried to escape from the bowl. As she reached its mouth, Shi Tianhao shoved her back inside.
Shi Tianhao stroked his chin and nodded, “The essence of the Tao Wu you just ate had not yet dissipated. If I eat your meat now, perhaps I can retrieve some of its essence.”
Tun Tun bared her teeth at him and said, “Stop dreaming! I’ve digested it completely!”
In the Wasteland Valley, Huang Zhenting sat with her legs crossed. She cradled her head in her hands and sighed, “Aunt Tun Tun ate master’s food again. This time, master threw her into a bowl. She will surely be punished. Why doesn’t she learn?”
The successive disciples of the Wasteland Valley looked at him and laughed. Zhuge Wanqiu slapped his wrist gently and said, “How can you say anything about Aunt Tun Tun when you yourself were once in a similar predicament?”
The group of the them started to laugh. Suddenly, a giant tremor came from one of the many abodes in Mount Yujing. It was as if a fight was going on.
Tun Tun forgot that she was arguing with Shi Tianhao. She poked her head out of the bowl and asked, “What’s going on? What’s going on?”
In the next instant, Shi Tianhao slapped her back into the bowl. However, Shi Tianhao too turned his head over to look, “This feeling… it’s as if two Nascent Soul stage cultivators, or two demons with their Demon Souls, are fighting.”
“Oh, this energy feels like Demonic Energy to me, in this Demonic Energy, I could sense a trace of dragon too?” Shi Tianhao was hooked. “Are two dragons battling? On Mount Yujing, there are only Jieyu and his wife.
“Unless the two of them are fighting? These aura, it does not feel as if they are sparring, it feels like a real fight.”
Tun Tun supported her weight using her elbows as she climbed to the moth of the bowl. Hearing what Shi Tianhao said, she snorted, “Jieyu? Forget it, if his opponent is Sister Baiguang, he won’t dare to retaliate. Retaliation will be more painful than just taking it.”
Thinking about it after a while, Tun Tun appeared puzzled. “That’s not right, that’s really the direction of their abodes.”
Shi Tianhao said slightly gleefully, “It appears that Jieyu is finally standing up for himself. Just like what master said, where there is oppression, there shall be resistanc!”
With that, he slapped Tun Tun back into the bottle of the bowl. Shi Tianhao smiled and said, “I’m going to watch the battle.”
Shi Tianhao no longer cared about Tun Tun as he flew out of the Wasteland Valley. He arrived at Mount Yujing and was just about to head to their abodes when Xiao Yan, who had returned from the Celestial Golden Pavilion, stopped him.
“Hehe, Little Junior, please don’t go,” Xiao Yan coughed drily. “We should not intervene in the private affairs between a couple.”
Shi Tianhao asked curiously, “Big Senior, do you know anything about it?”
Xiao Yan shook his head awkwardly and said, “No, no, just that we should not intervene in others’ private affairs.”
As he said that, the Demonic Energy from the abode started to tone down. However, it was still present in the atmosphere, almost as if the battle had entered a stalemate.
After a while, the waves of Demonic Energy died down. Nearing the end, it burst forth once more before a final calm settled over.
Tun Tun and the rest came up to Xiao Yan and Shi Tianhao. Everyone of them looked curiously in the direction of Jieyu’s abode. Suddenly, a single wave of Demonic Energy began to spread. It felt immense.
Tun Tun, a demon herself, reacted immediately, “Is… is this the cosmic form one forms as one progresses from the Intermediate Demonic Lord stage to the Advanced Demonic Lord stage? This wave of Demonic Energy is coming not just from Sister Baiguang, but also Jieyu?”
“Something is wong?”
Xiao Yan’s lower lips twitched. “Psychological reasons did cause the bottleneck…”
“Big Senior, what do you mean?” Shi Tianhao turned his head and Xiao Yan said, in a slightly mortified manner, “I think I should hide… I mean, I have other things to do. I need to go back to the Grand Heavens Pavilion to look for master. I’ll see you later.”
As he said that, he turned to leave. Before he could even take a single step, he heard an angry roar from behind him, “Xiao Yan, where do you think you are going!”
In the time it took for the words to fall, the speakers had arrived. A white and black shadowed appeared right before Xiao Yan and Shi Tianhao.
One of them was Jieyu, who had just progressed into the Advanced Demonic Lord stage. His entire body brimmed with the vitality of youth, but he was not gleeful. Instead, he appeared slightly embarrassed and awkward.
The other one was his wife, Baiguang. She stared angrily at Xiao Yan as she snarled, “Well done, you gave him something like that, what did you plan on doing?”
Baiguang was normally courteous to everyone and she would only rarely show her anger and violent side to Jieyu. For her to appear as such, it must mean that she was truly angry.
Xiao Yan smiled bitterly and turned around. He clasped his hands together and said, “Please don’t be angry, all I want to do is help. I have no ill intention.”
Baiguang said angrily, “Even so, you can’t use such a medicine to trick us!”
Xiao Yan awkwardly scratched his head and said helplessly, “If… if I say that it’s master’s plan, do you believe me?”
This time, both Jieyu and Baiguang said without any hesitation, “Impossible!”
Xiao Yan suddenly felt an urge to jump off the mountain.
“I know it will end up like this…”