Chapter 137: Let’s Be Reasonable
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
“Chef!” greeted Shen Ying as she hurled the tree into the water. Pulling the two men along with her, she jumped into the river. “Start the boat quickly, go, go, go!”
“Master, what happened?”
Before Shen Ying could explain further, Lonemoon, who was holding onto the floating tree trunk, started vomiting his guts out. He learnt for the first time that, in addition to airsickness, seasickness and motion sickness, there was also running sickness. That idiot Shen Ying had been running way too fast.
“I’ve no time to explain, row quickly!” urged Shen Ying.
Despite his bafflement, Yi Qing nevertheless obediently conjured a wind seal. Immediately the three of them floated towards the center of the river. Standing atop the tree trunk, the three of them finally reached the center of the river.
Suddenly they heard an angry roar from the river bank, “Stop, you two rascals!”
A figure clad in blue suddenly appeared on the banks. The immortal Qi enveloping its body was so dense that it stunned even Ge You. With widened eyes and an incredulous expression on his face, he asked, “Young Emperor Xun, why are you here?” Xun Shu hardly ever stepped out of his Shang Dong Immortal Residence.
But Xun Shu ignored him. Instead, he picked up a piece of a fallen leaf on the river bank and conjured a hand seal. Instantly the small leaf transformed into a huge leaf. Xun Shu threw the leaf into the water and jumped on top of it. Then, he steered the leaf boat and headed towards the three Invincible Sect members, all the while roaring, “Where do you think you’re going? Come back!”
Ge You: “…” What’s happening?
“Holy shit!” Turning back to look, Lonemoon’s green face instantly turned white with fear. “How did he manage to catch up so quickly? Shen Ying, I thought you lost him?” Then in a frantic tone, he urged Yi Qing, “Chef, quickly, go like the wind, don’t stop!”
“But you were the one who’s been telling me not to run so fast!” retorted Shen Ying, rolling her eyes. Otherwise, Xun Shu would not have caught up to them.
“Bloody hell! You call that running? That was teleportation!” Lonemoon felt like puking. Taking a deep breath, he said, “Besides, why did you pull out that entire tree?”
“Because you kept saying, the tree, the tree… That’s why I went back to pull it up!”
“Did I say tree? I meant the tree leaf!” Next time, can you listen properly before you act?
“…” You gave the wrong instructions and now you blame me!
“OK, forget it, help to row will you!” Giving Shen Ying a push, Lonemoon exhorted, “Quickly, once we enter Yu Feng Immortal City, we’ll be safe. Only sword immortals can enter that city, he won’t be able pursue us any further.”
At the same time he conjured a wind seal. Immediately a strong gust of wind rushed towards them, causing the whole tree to shoot like an arrow towards the sword Qi enshrouded bank opposite. Once they entered Yu Feng Immortal City they would be safe once they entered ….
Five minutes later, they reached Yu Feng Immortal City.
The three of them gazed at the man standing before them. Dressed in blue robes which were splattered with dirt, his entire body exuded a murderous vibe.
Shen Ying: “…”
Yi Qing: “…”
There was a dead silence.
“Heh… heh heh… heh heh heh!”
You must be kidding me!
Why hadn’t anyone told him that Xun Shu was also a sword immortal!
“Run, continue running!” Xun Shu’s seductive face was filled with anger. Glaring daggers at them, he snorted. “Hmh! I’ve never met such shameless people like you!” They had not only destroyed the best-quality immortal sword he had, they even dared to pull out his Winter Spirit tree. He would never rest until he had removed every one of their hides!
“Heh heh heh, … Xun… Young Emperor, I just want to tell you… Would you believe us if we told you we didn’t mean to pull out your tree?”
“Hmph!” Xu Shu snorted coldly, his whole body trembling with rage. “If you were me, would you believe it?”
“Er….” At a loss for words, Lonemoon pushed the big tree beside him towards Xun Shu. “How about… we return the tree to you?”
Xun Shu’s expression grew even darker. Smiling coldly, he replied, “After I remove your hides, I’ll also return them to you!”
“…” Lonemoon was speechless before this unassailable logic.
“All right, I admit this is indeed our fault. We’re not the kind of people who refuse to own up to our mistakes,” said Lonemoon gravely. Sighing deeply, he turned towards Xun Shu and bowed gallantly. “We’ll accept whatever punishment Young Emperor Xun wishes to mete.”
“Hmph! Then get ready to die.” Xun Shu raised the sword in his hand, preparing to attack.
“But… before you start, there’s something that has to be clarified,” said Lonemoon, stopping Xun Shu in his tracks.
“What is it?”
Stepping to the side, a solemn Lonemoon raised his hand and pointed behind him. “She’s the one who crushed the immortal sword, pulled up the tree and came up with the idea to escape. If you have a score to settle, please settle it with her! Thank you!”
With that, he retreated a few steps, revealing a stupefied Shen Ying.
Shen Ying: “…” Son of a b*tch!
Xun Shu’s immediately turned his wrath on the person in front of him. Twirling his sword, he rushed directly towards Shen Ying. “Good! I’ll take care of you first!”
Shen Ying cursed Lonemoon in her heart. Now she knew what was meant by when someone called their team mate a ‘God-class level traitor’!
A while later…
“Hai, I say… Comrade Gardener, there is nothing that cannot be discussed amicably. You see… the box you asked me to open was of poor quality, can you blame me for that?” Taking a deep breath, Shen Ying continued in a patient tone, “Then there is that tree. It was really a misunderstanding. There was a little communication delay between Father Niu and me. I hadn’t intended to pull it out. If it bothers you, I’ll replant it for you, ok?” We’re all reasonable people. I’m sure you can tell that we’re not bullies, right?”
Xun Shu’s mouth twitched. He gritted his teeth as if trying hard to suppress something within him. Finally, he managed to spit out a word, “… Right.”
“I’m glad we’ve come to an understanding.” Shen Ying nodded her head in satisfaction, “Then regarding the issue of the immortal sword…?”
“… Forget it.”
“I’ll… plant it!”
“Good, you are really a decent man, an understanding emperor. See, there’s nothing that can’t be settled over a calm discussion.”
“Can you remove your foot from my chest now?” So, her definition of ‘calm discussion’ meant ‘beat first, talk later’. God’s teeth! He really thought he was about to die just now. Who was this person? Her strength was really terrifying, he could not retaliate at all!”
“Oh…” Retracting her leg, Shen Ying looked down at the swollen-faced man lying on the ground. After some thought, she extended her hand and said, “Come, let me…”
“What more do you want!” Xun Shu cried out in terror, his face turning as white as a corpse. He backed away from her, as if afraid that her fists would rain down on him again.
Shen Ying: “…” I’m just trying to help you up, do you have to react so dramatically?
The two bystanders:”…”
“Ahem, that er…” Seeing the matter settled, Lonemoon pulled his mind back from the scene he had witnessed just now— the one-sided fighting match that was just a tad unfair to one of the participants. With a cough, he nudged Yi Qing and said, “I thought we’re supposed to look for a sword, where shall we start?” It was true that there was nothing that a beating or two couldn’t settle.
Yi Qing gazed up at the sky. Then stepping forwards, he said, “It’s already noon. According to Immortal Emperor Ge You, Yu Feng Immortal City is the safest when the midday Yang Qi is at its peak. So…” Turning back, Yi Qing looked grave as he swept his gaze over the group of immortals and asked, “Master, are you hungry? Why don’t we finish our lunch before setting off!”
Xun Shu: “…”
What a marvellous chef!