Chapter 245: Curing Little Greenie
“You can gain a lot from taking risks. How else could there be free lunches in this world? If the Bloodthirsty Sect were that easy to deal with, Great Master Dongfang would not have offered the Master Solidifying Pill in exchange for their elimination. He would have just asked Emperor Xuanwu to send soldiers to eradicate the sect.” Ye Jiuge tried to reason with Gong Xifan, but Gong Xifan was not swayed.
Ye Jiuge added, “The Yin Corpse Sect sent Si Youyue to collect the Blood Lotus Flower, which will bloom in five days. If you wish to obtain it, you should make your decision before then.”
Her words hit home.
As Gong Xifan thought about the Blood Lotus Flower, he was reminded of his poor nephew, Gong Baiyu, who was still suffering. He nodded without hesitating. “Alright, we will go along with your plan.”
“Great Master Gong is decisive, indeed! By the way, there is one other thing I have to inform you about. There are spies within the Spiritual Practitioner Alliance.” Just like that, Ye Jiuge exposed Wang Haoqiang and Lin Yanxi.
“Lin Yanxi is also a spy? Do you have any evidence?” Gong Xifan frowned.
“No, but I am very certain,” Ye Jiuge replied.
“No one will believe it.” Gong Xifan shook his head. The male Spiritual Practitioners in their group thought very well of Lin Yanxi. Even if he were the group’s leader, no one would believe him without evidence.
“I do not mean for you to expose them. You only have to be clear about it for yourself. When you find a suitable time, Baili Moyun and Nangong Li can be informed. Forget about Gong Honglei.” Given Gong Honglei’s straightforward but rash personality, telling him would mean exposing everything.
“Baili Moyun and Nangong Li are the core disciples of the main school of the Supreme Blade and Ziyun Sects. If anything happens to them, we will not be able to answer for it,” Gong Xifan told her solemnly.
Although Gong Honglei was purported to be a core disciple of the Supreme Blade Sect, he belonged to the branch school, which did not compare with the main school.
“Those two have such impressive backgrounds. What are they still doing here?” Ye Jiuge raised her eyebrow. As the core disciples of the main school, obtaining a few Master Solidifying Pills should not be difficult!
“They left their Sects to experience the world. That’s why they joined us. Before I left, the Alliance Elder specifically instructed me to ensure their safety, no matter what.” Gong Xifan had not revealed their backgrounds because Baili Moyun and Nangong Li did not want too much attention.
“Judging by what you said, then, should we leave them out of the mission entirely?” Ye Jiuge frowned. They were the only ones out of the whole group worth anything!
“That will not be necessary. We will just exclude them from any dangerous tasks. That will be better for us all,” Gong Xifan said with deep undertones.
As soon as Ye Jiuge had mentioned informing those two about the spies, he knew at once that something was up.
“Alright!” Ye Jiuge sighed in resignation. As expected, she could only rely on herself!
“There isn’t much time left. We better hurry!” Gong Xifan looked at the group stationed in the distance.
If he wanted to obtain the Blood Lotus Flower, he had to defeat the Bloodthirsty Sect within five days.
They only had a short time to complete the difficult task ahead, and they could not afford to dally any longer.
“Fine.” Ye Jiuge nodded and followed Gong Xifan back to the group.
Yue Lingjun and Qiao Shaohua’s attitude was, of course, sarcastic. They were full of barbs when they saw Ye Jiuge.
“We will be facing the enemy soon. You better control your emotions. If anyone dares to spew any useless drabble again, don’t blame me for what happens next.”
Gong Xifan had been rather gentle and friendly all along. His sudden change in temper was quite scary.
With that, Yue Lingjun and the rest did not make a sound. They only glared fiercely at Ye Jiuge.
Ye Jiuge, naturally, could not be bothered with them.
Suddenly, a familiar voice rang out. “Chirp, chirp, chirp!”
Xiao Tao flapped its wings happily and landed on Ye Jiuge’s shoulder. It asked in anticipation, “Dearest, are you here to ask questions?”
The little insect was hooked on Cherry Pills.
Ye Jiuge pretended not to understand Xiao Tao as Baili Moyun approached. Stroking its head, she turned to Baili Moyun and said, “You’ve raised it well.”
“Really? It’s my first time keeping a pet, so I do not have much experience. Eldest Miss Ye’s words make me feel relieved.” Baili Moyun’s eyes turned into crescents as he smiled, seductively blinding the people around him.
“Chirp, chirp, chirp!” Xiao Tao jumped up and down on Ye Jiuge’s shoulder. Then it gestured in Gong Honglei’s direction with its wings. “Dearest, take a look at Little Greenie, quick! It was injured by that bad woman last time and did not recover till today.”
Ye Jiuge looked in Gong Honglei’s direction. He was still busy setting up camp, so he wasn’t able to come over.
“I’ll go fetch Little Greenie.” Xiao Tao beat its wings and quickly took flight.
A while later, the green praying mantis came over with Xiao Tao perched atop its body. The mixture of red and green was really glaring to the eyes.
When Ye Jiuge unclenched her first, Xiao Tao threw the green praying mantis into her open palm.
“Buzz, buzz, buzz!” the green praying mantis moaned weakly. “Pain! So painful.”
Ye Jiuge channeled her Spiritual Eye and saw a grain-sized black mist around the green praying mantis’ stomach. It was quickly spreading outward.
Although Legendary Venomous Insects fed on poison, some toxins were their natural enemies. For example, the Antiparasitic Spirit that sucked energy that was often used by Spiritual Herbalists to kill insects. The Antiparasitic Spirit was very damaging to newly hatched Legendary Venomous Insects that had not yet evolved.
“Honglei mentioned that the green praying mantis has been listless lately. Unfortunately, there is no clinic along the way. Even if he wanted to seek out a veterinarian, there is no way of finding one,” Baili Moyun shared as he saddled up next to Ye Jiuge.
“It was poisoned with Antiparasitic Spirit,” Ye Jiuge said and took out the Lightning Fire Needle. She pierced the black mist surrounding the green praying mantis.
Immediately, the mist dispersed.
The green praying mantis curled into a ball, quivering endlessly. But it did not utter a single word. It knew that Ye Jiuge was trying to save it.
“Chirp, chirp, chirp! Little Greenie, hold on!” Xiao Tao jumped up and down. Its normally sleek mane was messy from its nervousness.
“How was the green praying mantis poisoned by the Antiparasitic Spirit?” Baili Moyun frowned and asked.
The green praying mantis was always with Gong Honglei. It had never left his side, and it was impossible that Gong Honglei would poison it!
“That’s my question to you. Recently, who has come close to the Legendary Venomous Insects? And who might want them to die?” Ye Jiuge answered mysteriously, glancing at Lin Yanxi, who was standing in the distance.
“Chirp, chirp, chirp, chirp!” Xiao Tao jumped on top of Baili Moyun’s head. Tugging on his hair in anger, it screamed, “It’s that bad woman! I’ve said it so many times, and you never understand me! You are really a stupid Master!”
“Let go! Release your claws!” Baili Moyun’s scalp burned as Xiao Tao tugged on his hair. He hurriedly caught hold of Xiao Tao and scolded, “Are you trying to rebel?”
“Chirp, chirp, chirp, chirp!” Even when captured, Xiao Tao was adamantly stubborn and unyielding. “Stupid! Moron! Idiot!”
“Does Eldest Miss know what Xiao Tao is saying?” Baili Moyun looked helplessly at Ye Jiuge.
He could not scold or punish the rebellious Xiao Tao in front of Ye Jiuge. He did not have the heart for it anyway.
“I’m guessing that it is trying to tell you who the culprit is. If Brother Baili observes from the heart, you will be able to understand.” Ye Jiuge blinked and continued the task of countering the green praying mantis’s poison.