Chapter 188.4: Drawn Into Some Big Trouble
The old man’s eyes were smiling as well, looking highly benevolent. “Little child, this isn’t a place for you to come play in. Hurry up and go back to where you’re supposed to be!”
The younger man’s face was instead like the cold hard surface of a coffin lid, expressionless as he said: “You’re just lucky you’re not dead. No one who had snuck their way into these forbidden grounds had ever survived.”
Qing Yu was speechless. “…..” [Why do these three people seem so strange no matter how you look at them?]
“Gentlemen, it isn’t really my intention to intrude into these forbidden grounds here today but it’s because one of my kin was tricked and was brought in there, so I need to go inside to save him. I would like to request that you allow me to do so.” Qing Yu clasped her hands before her, explaining in a humble tone.
“Oh? Is that the truth?” The old man stroked his beard, as he lowered his head to look at the young youth. “Did you nod off while you were on watch last night?”
The youth’s eyes widened: “How can that be? I did not take a single step away from the place at all. But I was feeling a little hungry last night and a pheasant suddenly came flying out. So I caught it and roasted it to eat, which did not take me more than half an hour all in all.”
The old man man immediately realized that the youth had been tricked and had left an opening. He glared at the youth and muttered: “All you know is only to eat.”
The youth looked highly aggrieved. [What was so wrong in eating some pheasant meat?]
After the old man admonished the youth, he then turned back around and said with an amiable smile: “Little lass, there are rules here at the forbidden grounds and it is natural that not just anybody would be allowed in there so easily. Ever since the Faint Mist Sect was founded, many highly skilled experts have lost their lives because of their curiosity about the secrets within these forbidden grounds. Are you sure you want to go in there?”
Qing Yu gave a soft laugh. “I must definitely go inside.”
“Since that is the case, then let this old man wish you the best of luck.” The old man smiled and slowly moved aside, from the entrance into the forbidden grounds.
“Thank you.” Qing Yu said with a nod. Just before she stepped inside, she suddenly halted in her steps and turned around to look at the old man. “How would these forbidden grounds in the Faint Mist Sect compare to the Demon Beasts Lair in the White Fen Lands?”
Hearing that, the old man was taken aback a moment, like he would never have expected the young lady to ask such a question. But he still replied honestly: “Naturally the Demon Beasts Lair will be much more treacherously dangerous. That is a higher level continent than the Constellation Lands afterall.”
Qing Yu understood, and she curved up her lips to say: “Then there is nothing to worry about.”
After saying that, she then went walking inside without even turning her head back.
Back then, she was accidentally thrown into the White Fen Lands and she roiled in those lands for half a year at least. Just at the Demon Beasts Lair alone, she had remained there for about three months, and she had been only about ten years old or so at that time.
It seemed like there was really nothing she should fear here in the Faint Mist Sect’s forbidden grounds but she was only worried about whether Little Bei had been frightened out of his wits from being left alone in such a place.
On the other side, after Qing Yu went into the forbidden grounds, the Soul Cultivators Department had secretly informed the Sect Leader Wen Ren Qian that a brazen and audacious disciple from the Deviant Department had come to create trouble in the Soul Cultivators Department and had snuck inside the sect’s forbidden grounds.
Coincidentally, Su Li Mo and Luo Lan Zhi were also present, discussing with Wen Ren Qian about the Friendship Meet that would happen the day after tomorrow.
Upon hearing the person making the report, Su Li Mo raised an eyebrow, seemingly amused. “A female disciple from the Deviant Department?”