Chapter 265: Let’s Split the Loot and Get Rich
Ye Jiuge was speechless. She looked at Zi Shang’s flawless arm and asked, “Do you want to perform another stunt? Perhaps crush a boulder on your chest?!”
“On your chest, perhaps! Now, do you want to learn or not?” Zi Shang twirled the dagger round, turning the sharp edge toward Ye Jiuge. His words were tinged with a hint of threat.
“I do!” Ye Jiuge withered instantly.
She knew her weakness—without the protection of Spiritual Power, she would die if stabbed. It would be safer if she trained to make her skin tougher.
“Smart choice.” Zi Shang stowed the dagger, silently breathing a sigh of relief. He was afraid that Ye Jiuge would resist learning the move to the end.
“We will talk about learning this skill another day. Let’s get out of here before the others start to worry. Hold on, what happened to the Blood Lotus Flower?” Ye Jiuge looked at the empty pond.
“Two flowers remain. I placed them in your Magical Bottomless Bag,” Zi Shang helped Ye Jiuge adjust her clothes and swept her into his arms.
Ye Jiuge’s arms wrapped around Zi Shang’s neck, and she finally let her guard down.
Gong Xifan had attacked the Bloodthirsty Sect for the Blood Lotus Flower. She could not let them do all this work for nothing.
When Ye Jiuge emerged, she saw Ye Yu, Jun Yichen, and Luo Tian waiting outside.
She felt a little embarrassed and started struggling to get out of Zi Shang’s arms.
Zi Shang let her down but kept his arms locked tightly around her waist.
Ye Jiuge was still feeling a little weak. She had trouble standing on her own, so she let him be.
“Are you alright, Eldest Miss?” Ye Yu looked at her with worry.
He knew that Ye Jiuge was very stubborn and headstrong. It wasn’t her style to lean weakly in Ye Zi’s arms like she was doing now.
“I’m fine. I just need to regain my strength.” Ye Jiuge shook her head in denial. She did not wish for them to know that her Spiritual Power was gone.
She had too many enemies. If they knew her Spiritual Powers were disabled, it could cause unimaginable troubles.
“That’s good.” Ye Yu heaved a sigh of relief.
Jun Yichen frowned. His gut told him that the situation was not as simple as Ye Jiuge claimed.
But since Ye Jiuge did not wish to say more, he did not press the issue.
“I’m sorry. I did not capture Si Youyue.” Ye Jiuge sighed. She had disappointed Ye Yu.
“The Yin Corpse Sect has never been easy to be deal with. It’s a relief that you guys are safe.” Ye Yu shook his head, forcing a laugh.
Although he felt sorrowful, saving his elder sister was his responsibility. He did not have the right to ask Ye Jiuge and Ye Zi to risk their lives for him.
Ye Jiuge wanted to console Ye Yu, but Xiao Tao’s happy chirp could be heard from afar.
Soon, Baili Moyun, Nangong Li, and Gong Honglei rushed over.
Ye Jiuge saw Gong Honglei and was immediately reminded of something. “Great Master Gong is still in the formation’s core.”
“Rest assured, Eldest Miss. My Third Uncle has awoken.” Gong Honglei had successfully dispelled the Golden Coffin surrounding Gong Xifan.
The dispelling method utilized the Blood Essence Key that Gong Xifan himself had left behind.
Before entering the core, Gong Xifan had worried that something might go wrong. So, he’d secretly left a Blood Essence Key with Gong Honglei.
Gong Honglei had managed to save him at the right time. The damage to Gong Xifan’s cultivation was not that serious. He only felt a little weak and was now resting outside.
“Let me take a look at him!” Ye Jiuge, with the help of Zi Shang, came to the cave-dwelling where Gong Xifan was resting.
Although his face was a little pale, he was still energetic. When he saw Ye Jiuge, he quickly asked, “Did Eldest Miss Ye find the Blood Lotus Flower?”
“Yes. There were three Blood Lotus Flowers. I ate one to treat my injuries. There are two left.” Ye Jiuge took out the Blood Lotus Flowers from her Magical Bottomless Bag and handed them to Gong Xifan.
Everyone looked at the Blood Lotus Flowers with envy. But Ye Jiuge had been the one who’d found them. So what if she’d eaten one? Even if she ate them all, no one could complain.
“I will exchange for one flower with the Master Solidifying Pill from Great Master Dongfang. The Gong Clan will purchase the other flower from you. Name any price, and we will pay.” Gong Xifan accepted the two Blood Lotus Flowers solemnly.
“These things can be discussed when we get back. For now, the most important task is to eradicate the remnants of the Bloodthirsty Sect. By the way, we should look for treasures the Bloodthirsty Patriarch has collected.” Ye Jiuge was not afraid that Gong Xifan would go back on his word.
“Right! That’s right! Let’s find where out the Bloodthirsty Patriarch keeps his treasures!” The Spiritual Practitioners’ excited mood spiked at the mention of looting the Patriarch’s treasure.
“The Bloodthirsty Patriarch’s cave-dwelling is in the middle. The good stuff should all be in there.” Ye Jiuge took out the map of the Bloodthirsty Sect’s inner sanctum and shared it with the team.
“Alright. Let’s head to the Bloodthirsty Patriarch’s cave first.” Gong Xifan nodded.
The group of Spiritual Practitioners boisterously rushed to the Bloodthirsty Patriarch’s cave-dwelling and started ransacking it in search of treasures.
At last, Ye Jiuge, with a hint from Zi Shang, found the Bloodthirsty Sect’s hidden treasure vault.
The hidden treasure vault was not big. It contained five large chests.
Ye Jiuge randomly opened one, and for a moment, a Spiritual Light brightly filled the room.
The five chests were filled with Spiritual Jades, stolen and accumulated by the Bloodthirsty Patriarch over the years.
Looking at the chests of Spiritual Jade, Baili Moyun and Nangong Li were not excited. They were both core disciples, so they never had to worry about resources.
But Su Xun’er, Xia Chenxi, and Sun Shufeng all gawked. Their eyes lit up at the sight of so much Spiritual Jade.
While the resources they had access to were ampler than Rogue Spiritual Practitioners, they were still considered a pittance when compared to those of large clans. To them, such a massive windfall was a godsend.
“What about splitting the Spiritual Jade up equally?” Ye Jiuge looked at Gong Xifan questioningly.
Gong Xifan was the group leader. If he said that the items were to be brought back and deemed the possession of the Spiritual Practitioner Alliance, no one could say anything.
“Alright.” Gong Xifan nodded. He wasn’t that greedy.
Su Xun’er, Xia Chenxi, and Sun Shufeng were over the moon.
They’d been already promised rewards and high contribution points from the Spiritual Practitioner Alliance for completing the mission. Now, they had obtained this additional boon, so they had really struck gold.
The Spiritual Practitioner Alliance had sent fifteen people, including Gong Xifan. Qiao Shaohua had been killed, as well as the two spies, Lin Yanxi and Wang Haoqiang. Excluding Yue Lingjun, who was injured, there were eleven people left.
Ye Jiuge’s group had five people.
If they divided the Spiritual Jade equally, each person would receive about 1,000 pieces of Spiritual Jade. It was undoubtedly a nice bonus.
“Yue Lingjun was part of our group, so shouldn’t she get a share too?” Gong Honglei was upright and righteous.
Yue Lingjun might be detestable, but he still felt that she should receive her fair share.
The Spiritual Practitioners looked at each other, but no one spoke up.
Yue Lingjun was too horrible. During their journey, she had created a lot of trouble and even caused Qiao Shaohua’s death. No one would sympathize with her now.
“Honglei is right. Since everyone belongs to the same team, everyone should have a share. However, she also made a grave mistake on the mission, so it would not be fair to award her an equal share. How about this? Everyone donates a piece of Spiritual Jade to her. That should be enough to show her our appreciation.” Gong Xifan’s expression was bland.
Although he’d agreed to reward Yue Lingjun, he also had to remind her of her mistakes. Donating the benefits was the best way to humiliate her.
“Great Master Gong is right. I will donate first.” Sun Shufeng was the first to offer a piece of Spiritual Jade.
The people from the Spiritual Practitioner Alliance all donated. However, Ye Jiuge did not.
It wasn’t that she could not bear to part with the loot. Instead, due to Yue Lingjun’s inability to acknowledge her betters, she did not want to waste the money.
Everyone understood, so no one said a thing.