Chapter 455: The Spider Spirit, Miss Chun San
"Good, you are here. Let me proceed with the introductions. This is my friend Miss Chun San. This is our Yin Corpse Sect's disciple, Yun Jiuge. He is Ye Zi, her personal guard," Yin Shili made the introductions.
He had previously declared Yun Jiuge as a possible candidate for Sect Leader, so she was basically his disciple. But he chose not to mention that since Yun Jiuge was important to the Powerful Presence.
"Greetings, Senior Ye Zi! Please take good care of me when we go to the Secret Realm," said Miss Chun San as she stood up and bowed. She paid no attention to Yun Jiuge but kept casting amorous glances at Zi Shang.
To Chun San, Yun Jiuge was only a normal Cultivator at the Foundation Establishment Stage. She was not comparable to Zi Shang. He's the one with great demonic power.
Even though Yin Shili said that Zi Shang was Yun Jiuge's bodyguard, she thought that it was just an excuse.
Without even looking at Chun San, Zi Shang asked Yin Shili, "Is this everyone?"
"Yes. Qiu Sen said that the entrance to the Secret Realm was at Shiwan Grand Mountain. Miss Chun San here, lived there for a while. It would be better to have her help," Yin Shili replied.
Yin Shili was aware of Miss Chun San's amorous glances at Yun Jiuge, but he chose to ignore what he saw.
Powerful Presence had assigned him to watch over Yun Jiuge. And so, the less attention she draws, the better it would be.
Zi Shang also had the same thought, as he uncharacteristically chose not to be invisible but showed himself instead.
Whenever Yun Jiuge heard the words ‘Shiwan Grand Mountain', she would think of Jun Yichen and Luo Tian. She wondered if she would see them this time.
After all these years, they should have made some sort of progress.
"If there is time, we will go visit them," said Zi Shang. He could read Yun Jiuge like the back of his palm.
"Alright," Yun Jiuge nodded.
"Ahem." Yin Shili pretended to clear his throat a few times, then asked Zi Shang politely, "Senior, shall we depart now?" He made it obvious that Zi Shang was the expedition leader.
"Let's go" Zi Shang nodded. He turned to walk out.
Yin Shili took a step back and stood on Zi Shang's left.
Miss Chun San took the lead to stand on Zi Shang's right. Qiu Sen had no choice but to walk beside Yin Shili.
Yun Jiuge was pushed to the back. She walked with Baili Moyun and Nangong Li, as if all three of them were of the Foundation Establishment Stage.
Yun Jiuge was not bothered, she had something to ask Baili Moyun anyway. She used Mental Transference to ask Baili Moyun, "Why did you reveal your true identity? Aren't you afraid of being killed?"
These two people were really brave. They were openly seen with members of the Yin Corpse Sect. They were not afraid of being misunderstood as having defected from Ziyun Sect and Supreme Blade Sect respectively.
"Initially, I was worried. I didn't expect Sect Leader Yin Shili to be such a decent person," said Baili Moyun. Both he and Nangong Li had offered to act as Yin Shili's guards, but he said it was not necessary. Yin Shili considered everyone to be on the same side and therefore, there was no need for secrecy.
"But what about Qiu Sen, how did he react?" asked Yun Jiuge. She glanced at Nangong Li, who was not on good terms with Qiu Sen.
Yun Jiuge wanted to know if Baili Moyun knew about the relationship between Qiu Sen and the Nangong family.
"I am not sure. Qiu Sen didn't even bother to look at us, so he probably would not do anything to us," Baili Moyun said.
Yun Jiuge guessed that Baili Moyun had to know something. She couldn't help but ask, "Did Nangong Li tell you about what happened to Nangong Yue?"
"What about Aunt Yue and how should I know?" Baili Moyun acted dumb.
"Stop pretending! Even I know everything about Nangong Yue, although I have not met her!" Yun Jiuge said sarcastically.
"What are you talking about?" Baili Moyun blurted out.
Yin Shili, Qiu Sen, and the others turned to look at them. Nangong Li was looking at them as well.
"Oh, it's nothing," said Baili Moyun who was quite embarrassed. He patted his Spiritual Beast Bag and jokingly said, "I was just chatting with my spiritual pet!"
Xiao Tao stuck her fluffy feathery head out of the Spiritual Beast Bag and squawked at her stupid master for making her his excuse.
"First, we will use our flying weapons to get to Yin Spiritual Mountains. From there, we will take an airship to Shiwan Grand Mountain," said Yin Shili. He looked at Baili Moyun, as if to warn Baili Moyun that he would be taught a lesson if he made anymore fuss.
The journey to Shiwan Grand Mountain was a few thousand miles away, so Yin Shili got a small airship to ease their travel.
"Yes, I am sorry, my mistake," Baili Moyun apologized profusely.
"Let's go." Zi Shang continued to move forward. Although he had been walking in front, his mind was filled with Yun Jiuge. He was also aware of what Yun Jiuge was asking Baili Moyun about.
"Why are you so excited? How can you come with us to the Secret Realm if you are that unstable? You had better not dragged us down!" Yun Jiuge teased Baili Moyun mercilessly.
"I was just surprised by what you said. You said you met Aunt Nangong Yue, how was that even possible? She had been missing for so many years," Baili Moyun said. Both Baili Moyun and Nangong Li had grown up together, and they were both very close to Nangong Yue.
"I found a coffin in Qiu Sen's Forbbiden Grounds. Nangong Yue's body was in the coffin. She was well preserved despite the years, even her cultivation level did not go down," replied Yun Jiuge. She actually admired Qiu Sen's affection for Nangong Yue.
"I see. Aunt Yue was indeed with Qiu Sen," said Baili Moyun who had heard rumors of their relationship.
Yun Jiuge commented, "Well, you can stop pretending. I don't believe that the Ziyun Sect would not know of the whereabouts of Nangong Yue. The Supreme Blade Sect is not that different from Ziyun Sect either. If they have so much information about the Secret Realm, and you guys have your ancestral message, no one would believe it had nothing to do with Nangong Yue?" Yun Jiuge said. She was certain that the Ziyun Sect still had more information about the Secret Realm.
She could tell that Nangong Li would be tight-lipped, so she planned to find out more through Baili Moyun.
"I see," said Baili Moyun with a frown.
"I know a lot more, so how about an exchange of information? Tell me what you found out from Ziyun Sect. I wouldn't even mind making a loss, as in I ‘ll tell you much more compared to what little you share. Just for Xiao Tao's sake," said Yun Jiuge as she continued to tease Baili Moyun.
"Miss Yun, Ah Li and I are friends who grew up together, I will not betray him," Baili Moyun staunchly refused her offer.
"It's not like I'm going to use it against Ziyun Sect, so you will not be betraying him. We should prepare ourselves before we enter the Secret Realm. You have had a lot of help from me and yet, you refuse to share information with me. Fine, forget it! But don't come to me begging for help later!" said Yun Jiuge in an angry tone.
"Please don't be angry, Miss Yun. I do apologize. Please consider it from my perspective," Baili Moyun said. He must not get into her bad books. After all, the two of them could openly mingle with the Yin Corpse Sect only because of their relationship with Yun Jiuge.