Chapter 397: Yu Sha Conveys Her Affections
Qiu Sen looked up and glanced across at Peach Blossom Fairy. “Long time no see,” he said to her.
“Brother Qiu, why are you still so cold to me after all these years? Surely you know how I feel by now?” said the sad and dejected Peach Blossom Fairy. Her pitiful appearance would make ordinary men feel guilty and sad. They wouldn’t be able to resist pulling her into their arms to comfort her properly.
But Qiu Sen was not an ordinary man. His face turned dark, and he answered rather briskly, “I don’t understand and do not want to understand.” After that brusque reply, he shut his eyes to rest.
Somewhat hurt, a heartbroken expression flashed across Peach Blossom Fairy’s face. But she dared not disturb Qiu Sen. She could only leave, feeling sad and aggrieved.
The elders of the two sects kicked up an ugly fuss. Their disciples were afraid to interact with one other.
Bai Lan originally wanted to strike up a conversation with the two male disciples. Having seen Elder Qiu Sen’s attitude, she dispelled the idea immediately.
Intense embarrassment seemed to fill the air throughout the Fiendish Corpse Valley.
Fortunately, people from the Soul Devourer Sect came to Fiendish Corpse Valley in a White Bone Airship.
The captain’s name was Elder Golden Core. He was seven-foot-tall and looked rather majestic. He also held a human skull in his hands. When he saw Qiu Sen and Peach Blossom Fairy, he laughed out loud and said, “The two of you came so early. Perhaps you had already arranged to meet in advance!”
“Brother Zhou Hua, you do love to crack jokes!” answered Peach Blossom Fairy, rather coquettishly. “I actually wanted to meet with Brother Qiu, but he just ignored me,” she continued.
“Ah, Qiu Sen, I’m not trying to criticize you. The curse on your body can be resolved if you and Younger Sister Peach Blossom Fairy perform a Dual Cultivation. Why are you not willing to do it?” Zhou Hua sighed, shaking his head. He seemed very familiar with Qiu Sen’s condition.
“Shut up!” glared Qiu Sen. He went back to closing his eyes, making it obvious that he wanted to rest. He didn’t want to pay any attention to anyone.
“Tsk, you’re so bad-tempered,” said Zhou Hua. He looked like he was familiar with Qiu Sen’s temper. He shook his head and did not say anything more. He just chatted with Peach Blossom Fairy about other matters.
The disciples of the Soul Devourer Sect were made up of five men and five women. Although their appearances were not comparable to those from the more distinguished and accomplished Hehuan Sect, they had a way with words. They were also on friendly terms with everyone.
Bai Lan and the disciples of the Soul Devourer Sect chatted animatedly. The disciples of the Hehuan Sect could not bear being left out and soon joined in the conversation. The atmosphere was finally warming up.
Not knowing what the conversation was about, some people would secretly steal a few glances in the direction of Yun Jiuge from time to time.
After all, Yun Jiuge was the Qi Refining Disciple here. Even if she had completed the Qi Refinement, she was still a channel away from the Foundation Establishment Stage.
Yun Jiuge was unperturbed and not bothered by how they were sizing her up.
Before long, the disciples of Ten Thousand Ghouls Sect arrived in a broken-ghost ship.
With a black robe draped over his shoulders, the captain, Elder Golden Core, had an austere air about him. After disembarking from the ship, he nodded to Zhou Hua and Peach Blossom Fairy before disappearing from view.
“Where has he gone?” Yun Jiuge asked Zi Shang through Mental Transference.
Zi Shang’s reply was languid. “He went into the shadows.”
Ten Thousand Ghouls Sect cultivated Spectral Aura and they disliked the sun the most. The disciples also went into hiding in the shadows.
So four out of the five major sects had already arrived, leaving only Black Fiend Sect.
After a while, a sudden commotion was heard. Many of the disciples gasped in surprise as they looked up at the sky.
As Yun Jiuge raised her head to look up, she saw a long black shadow loomed over the clear blue sky.
As the shadow came closer, they saw that it was a 70 meter-long black dragon. The legendary dragon was created by Fiendish Qi.
The dragon’s scales were vivid. Its lantern-like red eyes were gleaming savagely. The dragon’s huge body blocked out the sun and cast a black shadow over everyone. The crowd could not help but feel suffocated.
The dragon slowly descended onto the open ground. After that, many people subsequently alighted from its back.
Apart from the elders and disciples of Black Fiend Sect, there were many other Elite Disciples. They came from other minor sects and influential families.
Yun Jiuge didn’t see Ye Ruyi and Wanli Mingxuan of Black Fiend Sect.
Although she knew that they would not come, she had hoped that they would. She was quite disappointed.
At the same time, Zi Shang was secretly communicating with her through Mental Transference. “Look at the woman who’s under the tree to the left. The one in the pink robe. That is Yu Sha,” he conveyed.
Yun Jiuge looked over, following Zi Shang’s directions. She saw a girl clad in pink with a Spiritual Snake Hairstyle. She had taken up a spot that was under a locust tree.
The girl was pretty with rosy lips. She had exquisite facial features and a black-beauty mark on her left cheek.
She must have felt Yun Jiuge’s gaze, as she had suddenly turned her head towards Yun Jiuge and smiled. She looked even more delicate and charming with her two little dimples. She looked at Yun Jiuge curiously with limpid eyes.
Yun Jiuge quietly averted from her line of sight. She was determined to stay away from her.
Although Zi Shang looked at Yu Sha again, he did not say anything more to Yun Jiuge.
By now, all five major demonic sects had gathered in Fiendish Corpse Valley.
All the sects’ captains, who were Golden Core Cultivators, gathered around to discuss the steps to open the Fiendish Corpse Secret Realm.
“The Yang Qi is the strongest now. Open it immediately!” said Qiu Sen. He had become very impatient and did not want to wait any longer.
“Let’s open it!” echoed Peach Blossom Fairy.
Zhou Hua had no objection either. The other elders were silent too.
Qiu Sen led the way with four other Golden Core Cultivators following behind. They came to the mouth of the cave at Fiendish Corpse Valley. He then took out a black iron piece from the Magical Bottomless Bag. He placed the iron piece on the ground. Its length was half a normal person’s height.
The other elders also took out and put down similar pieces of iron. After they were all pieced together, a black Fiendish Corpse was formed. It was remarkably similar to the amulet Yun Jiuge had.
The five elders imbued the iron pieces with Spiritual Power at the same time. The Fiendish Corpse immediately burst out with dazzling light, and then slowly rose from the ground. Both its hands pulled left and right in a tearing movement to create a void.
A small black spot suddenly appeared in the void. It rapidly expanded and became a door. The was an indistinct formless mass at the doorway, so no one could see what was there.
“All you disciples, hurry into the valley now,” commanded Zhou Hua.
The disciples of the five sects were already all lined up. Upon hearing this, they immediately stepped onto their own flying devices and flew into the tunnel in order.
The first to enter was Hehuan Sect and Yin Corpse Sect went in last.
Yun Jiuge was the first to step onto the Wicked Blade and flew in. She was followed by Bai Lan and the others who flew in succession. As soon as Si Youyue, who was the last to enter, had gone in, Peach Blossom Fairy got ready to close the mouth of the case and also to exchange feelings with Qiu Sen.
But Qiu Sen, unexpectedly and suddenly transformed into a black light before rushing into the Fiendish Corpse Secret Realm.
“Brother Qiu!” shouted Peach Blossom Fairy. She had almost followed him in but was pulled back by Zhou Hua, who said, “You haven’t restrained your Cultivation. Do you want to be torn up by the void by rushing in now?”
“But what about Brother Qiu?” asked Peach Blossom Fairy, clearly anxious and closed to tears.
“Qiu Sen never does something that he’s not certain of. You don’t have to worry about him,” replied Zhou Hua. Although he said so, he also found Qiu Sen’s action to be odd.
There was no other special treasure inside Fiendish Corpse Secret Realm except for the Fiendish Pearls.
It was hard to believe that Qiu Sen was willing to restrain his Cultivation just to enter.
By now, Yun Jiuge had arrived and well within Fiendish Corpse Secret Realm. She was on full alert while holding onto the Wicked Blade, for fear of sudden attacks from the Fiendish Corpses.
Lang Ya, Bai Lan, and other people were of the same realm were right behind her.
Since everyone was already there, Yun Jiuge was just about to say something when she saw a small figure flying into the cave. It was Qiu Sen!
Some of the disciples were surprised. Bai Lan too, could not help but exclaimed, “Elder Qiu Sen, why have you come in?”