Chapter 338: Become My Boy Toy And I Will Definitely Treat You Well
Elder Bai Gu waited till Elder Mo Hua was more or less done with looking at Su Junqing's soul before he asked, "What did you see?"Elder Bai Gu waited till Elder Mo Hua was more or less done with looking at Su Junqing's soul before he asked, "What did you see?"
"Why don't you take a look for yourself?"
Elder Mo Hua withdrew her hand gloomily. She was able to get a clear picture of everything that had happened in the Secret Realm by using the Soul Searching Technique on Su Junqing.
The Human-faced King Peach and the living corpse Ye Yunzhi were invaluable treasures, and the fact that both of them had been left behind in the Secret Realm was extremely harrowing. Such painful knowledge must be shared with others, Elder Mo Hua thought to herself.
Elder Bai Gu stretched his hand out and cast the Soul Searching Technique on Su Junqing.
Euphoria was written all over his face when he saw images of the Human-faced King Peach and Ye Yunzhi in his mind.
However, the sight of the Secret Realm collapsing brought him back to earth. He became so furious that he wanted to beat the living daylights out of Su Junqing and scatter his soul.
"Let's keep his soul. We'll get Qiu Sen and the Sect Leader to take a look at it themselves when they ask about the Secret Realm," Elder Mo Hua said.
The inability to enter the Secret Realm again was a huge loss to the Yin Corpse Sect. The Sect Leader would definitely demand an explanation.
Elder Mo Hua and Elder Bai Gu were the ones in charge of the expedition to the Secret Realm this time round, and they would undoubtedly be held responsible for what had happened.
Rather than wasting their breath trying to explain what had happened, it would be much more effective to get Qiu Sen and the Sect Leader to look into Su Junqing's soul directly.
Elder Mo Hua took out a Soul Container and kept Su Junqing's soul within it. His body, on the other hand, was set ablaze and burned to ashes.
"Poor Su Junqing. He is neither dead nor alive. He can't live again even if he wanted to, but he can't die either." Zi Shang could not help but be impressed with the human creativity at times.
They were truly gifted when it came to torturing others. Yun Jiuge agreed with Zi Shang's views.
Ye Yunzhi had begged her to free his soul after he had been sufficiently tortured, but it was still too early for her to do anything just yet. She would think about what to do next after Elder Qiu Sen and the Sect Leader had their ways with him.
But, well, I don't suppose much of his soul will be left when the two of them finish tormenting it, Yun Jiuge thought.
"All of you — open your sacks now!" Elder Mo Hua refused to give up.
The Human-faced King Peach had been left behind in the Secret Realm and there was absolutely no chance of them getting their hands on it anymore.
But someone could have unknowingly picked up the Cultivating Corpse Bag and brought Ye Yunzhi out of the Secret Realm!
Lang Ya, Bai Lan and the rest of the disciples did not dare to disobey Elder Mo Hua after they saw what had happened to Su Junqing earlier. They opened their sacks and held them before the Elders obediently. Yun Jiuge did the same.
The Cultivating Corpse Bag, Su Junqing's sack, her valuables and pets were all with Zi Shang anyway.
All that was in her sack at the moment were some pills, a few Bone Spurs, a Corpse Controlling Bell and a few thousand Spiritual Jades that she gained from selling the Beast-baiting Fragrance.
Most of the disciples at the scene were still in the Qi Refining stage, and they did not possess anything that the elders found valuable. Only the sacks that belonged to Lang Ya and Bai Lan held items that caught their attention. In particular, the Black Magic Weapon that belonged to Lang Ya was quite valuable. However, it was not something so valuable that Elder Bai Gu would need to snatch it from his own disciple. Elder Bai Gu and Elder Mo Hua cast the Cognitive Imprint on the disciples once more, and they were eventually left with no other choice but to admit that the Cultivating Corpse Bag was not with any of them either.
Elder Mo Hua felt her heart ache when she thought about how her Demonic Flower Bone Spur had gone missing. It was the weapon that brought her to fame after all.
However, it was not like she gained nothing. She had found someone worth grooming in Su Junqing's team, and she intended to bring him back to the Ink Flower Palace.
Yun Jiuge distinctly felt Elder Mo Hua's gaze on her.
"Your name's Yun Jiu, right?" Elder Mo Hua walked towards her and said, "Lift your head." Yun Jiuge had no choice but to lift her head, but her gaze never left the ground. She was worried that Elder Mo Hua would see through her disguise.
"Not bad. You can follow me back to the Mo Hua Peak later!" Elder Mo Hua did not notice that
Yun Jiuge was actually a female, and she was very pleased with her bewitching looks.
"Junior Yun Jiu, we are going to be disciples of the same peak from here on," Bai Lan said with a smile at once. All the disciples turned to look at Yun Jiuge. Some of them sent looks of envy her way, but most of them looked at her with sympathy. Normally, the various peaks within the Yin Corpse Sect would only accept disciples who were in the Foundation Establishment stage. It did not matter what connections one had within the sect. Every single disciple had to start as a Secondary Disciple before they could become a proper disciple. Things were no different for Mo Hua Peak.
Elder Mo Hua's plan was to keep Yun Jiuge as a boy toy in the Ink Flower Palace before turning him into a proper disciple once he reached the Foundation Establishment stage. There was nothing agonizing about becoming Elder Mo Hua's boy toy.
After all, she was known for treating her boy toys extremely well. One would only need to look at how well she treated Su Junqing to know that. Hence, the disciples who wanted to rise through the ranks quickly would all be incredibly jealous.
"I'm very honored that you think so highly of me, Elder Mo Hua. However, my cultivation is still very poor at the moment, and thus I'd like to continue to train in the outer sect for now." Yun Jiuge refused Elder Mo Hua's invitation without hesitation.
She being a woman in disguise was one thing. Even if she was a man, she wouldn't want to become the boy toy of an old, demonic witch like her.
"Are you sure?" Elder Mo Hua's voice was low and intimidating.
The aura that Elder Mo Hua gave off was not as imposing as what others would expect from someone in the Core Formation stage, but she was still able to frighten the disciples who were in the Qi Refining stage.
The Liu Sisters, Bing Xinlian, and numerous other disciples were all worried for Yun Jiuge. They were afraid that Elder Mo Hua would kill him in a fit of rage. It was forbidden to kill one another in the Yin Corpse Sect.
However, that was a rule that only applied at the disciples' level. To a cultivator who had reached the Core Formation stage, killing a bunch of Secondary Disciples was as easy as killing chickens.
The Sect would never punish the elders for killing the disciples. They would only blame the Secondary Disciples for being foolish enough to offend them.
"I've made up my mind," said Yun Jiuge. She completely disregarded Elder Mo Hua's fury.
"Very well then!" Elder Mo Hua broke into a laugh.
She had been in the Yin Corpse Sect for a very long time, but this was the first time she met such a gutsy young man. She found him immensely interesting. She decided to play with this young man from here on and teach him a lesson on surviving in the Yin Corpse Sect.
Bai Lan cast a sympathetic glance at Yun Jiuge. She admired him for his bravery, but at the same time, she could not help but mock his ignorance.
Offending an elder of the Sect would undeniably result in fatal consequences for him. He would be able to gain a lot more benefits if he had just gone along with Elder Mo Hua's proposition. Elder Mo Hua would not find him as desirable after some time, and he would not get the same offer again in future even if he were to beg her. Bai Lan let out a sigh.
"He's too young and immature!" she thought.
"Alright. Everyone must be tired after the expedition to the Secret Realm. Go back to your rooms and rest!" Elder Bai Gu said in a genial tone.
Disciples who managed to make their way out of the Secret Realm alive every year would all become the elites of the Sect. The fact that so many disciples survived this time round was a good thing for the Sect. It meant that they would gain a lot of power in the future.
"Thank you." Lang Ya and the Han Brothers thanked Elder Bai Gu and Elder Mo Hua in unison before they made their way back to their respective Outer Peaks.
Yun Jiuge was the most popular disciple back in the Secret Realm, but no one dared to get close to her now.
Bing Xinlian had initially intended to go over to Yun Jiuge's side, but he was stopped by Little Fatty. The Liu Sisters acted as though they did not know Yun Jiuge at all, and returned to their room hastily. Any other person who was isolated like her would have felt lonely, terrified and enraged.
However, Yun Jiuge was quite indifferent to the treatment she received because she had Zi Shang next to her. She could understand why the Liu Sisters and Little Fatty had acted the way they did.
After all, Elder Mo Hua was an extremely powerful and influential person in the Sect. Killing a bunch of Secondary Disciples like them would be a piece of cake to her. Avoiding Yun Jiuge was the wiser option.
At this moment, Zi Shang said in a low voice by Yun Jiuge's ear, "I'll let you eat the peach when we get back.""You're willing to let me eat it?" Yun Jiuge was a little surprised.
It was true that Zi Shang had always shared everything good with her in the past, but the Jasper Spiritual Peach was something that he nearly gave up his life for. She felt guilty to enjoy such a precious item for free!