Chapter 107: The Beauty in the Mirror Cannot Be Matched
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
“Are you two sure you want to stay here tonight?”
After eating and drinking his fill, Yan Xiu said seriously.
“Do you have anything fun to do here?”
Qin Jue answered with a question.
“Fun to do?”
Yan Xiu was stunned for a moment before he frowned in thought. “There are quite a few special places in the city center. If the two of you want to go, I can lead the way.”
“Thank you, Captain Yan.”
Yan Xiu might not be strong, but he was definitely worthy of respect.
“Haha, since I’ve drunk your spirit wine, why call me Captain? Just call me Old Yan.”
Yan Xiu patted his chest and said frankly.
After paying the bill, the three of them walked out of the restaurant. At this moment, Yun Xi had already drunk herself to death, and she lay in Su Yan’s embrace and fell into a deep sleep.
Qin Jue suddenly stopped.
“What is it?”
Yan Xiu was puzzled.
Qin Jue turned to look at Su Yan. “Do you have a mask?”
According to the script, Su Yan would most likely be fancied by a certain profligate young master later, who would then bring his senior after losing in a fight with Qin Jue. In order to avoid this situation from happening, it was better for Su Yan to disguise herself. Qin Jue didn’t want to kill wherever he went.
Su Yan nodded.
“Put it on.”
Su Yan did not refute. She immediately took out a mask from her storage ring and put it on. The strange thing was that after putting on the mask, Su Yan’s appearance actually changed as well, becoming ordinary.
It was obvious that the mask was not simple. It could even be a high-level spirit artifact.
After witnessing this scene, Yan Xiu was even more certain that the two of them had extraordinary identities, but he didn’t say anything.
“Greetings, Captain Yan.”
“Old Yan, who are these two?”
Yan Xiu was indeed worthy of being the captain of the law enforcement team of Dark Moon City. Almost everywhere he went, people would greet him, but most of the gazes were focused on Qin Jue. It couldn’t be helped. He was too handsome. It was difficult for him not to attract people.
Fortunately, he didn’t encounter anyone like the two burly men before, or else Qin Jue would really be embarrassed.
Just as Yan Xiu had said, because there were often strange deaths in the past half a month, one could clearly sense that the more people there were, the more chaotic it would be.
During this time, Yan Xiu stopped several cultivators from fighting. When those cultivators saw that Yan Xiu had appeared, they all tactfully shut their mouths and slipped away.
One had to know that Yan Xiu was not only the captain of the enforcement team, but was also being backed by the City Lord of Dark Moon City. He was also the only Heaven Stage expert in Dark Moon City, so naturally, no one dared to offend him.
Not long after, the three of them arrived at the center of the city. This should be the most prosperous place in Dark Moon City. Even though it was already evening, it was still bustling with people and carriages. It actually felt like a busy city.
“What is this?”
Qin Jue pointed at a stone placed in front of a merchant.
The color of this stone was somewhat special. It was like a pebble, but it emitted a faint spirit qi.
“Oh, this is a refined snow stone. It can test the cultivation of cultivators below the Profound Stage.”
Yan Xiu explained.
“Captain Yan, what brings you here today?”
Seeing Yan Xiu, the peddler standing beside him smiled.
“I’m just showing my friends around.” Yan Xiu motioned to Qin Jue and Su Yan.
The vendor suddenly understood and smiled at Qin Jue. “What does the Young Master want to buy? If there’s anything you’re interested in, you can take it away directly.”
Hearing this, Qin Jue looked at other things, but they were all stone and spirit plant things. Qin Jue couldn’t help but sigh with emotion. Why wasn’t he like the main characters in novels who would casually pick up peerless treasures from a stall?
Just as Qin Jue was about to leave, he suddenly saw a bronze mirror from the corner of his eyes. This reminded him of a love poem from his previous life, so he casually put down one of his spirit stones and picked up the bronze mirror. “I’ll buy this bronze mirror.”
Although the peddler said that he could take it away directly, Qin Jue naturally wouldn’t do that.
Seeing this, the peddler was rather stunned. That was only an ordinary bronze mirror, yet he was willing to trade it for a spirit stone. Was there a mistake?
Qin Jue didn’t care about that. He directly turned around and handed the bronze mirror to Su Yan. “I’ll give this bronze mirror to you.”
Su Yan, who was pinching Yun Xi, was suddenly stunned, shocked by Qin Jue’s sudden action.
“This bronze mirror is for you.”
Qin Jue repeated.
Su Yan hurriedly took the bronze mirror and looked around. It seemed to be an ordinary bronze mirror, but Qin Jue’s next words instantly made Su Yan’s face flushed red. “Even in front of the endless mountains and rivers, the beauty in the mirror cannot be matched.”
Su Yan had never heard such sweet words before. Her face instantly flushed red, and white smoke emitted from her head like a steam engine.
What should she do?
Was Senior confessing to her?
Should she accept his confession?
If she accepted it, would the elders agree?
No, Senior is so powerful. The elders will definitely agree.
But… what if Senior finds me stupid after we get together?
Right, how many children should we have in the future?
In a short while, Su Yan had even thought of the child’s name.
On the other hand, Qin Jue was also a little dumbfounded. He didn’t expect Su Yan to have such a big reaction.
At this moment, a commotion suddenly sounded not far away, dispelling the awkwardness between the two.
The young man kicked away the cultivator in front of him and said coldly.
The cultivator who was kicked flew more than ten meters away and fell unconscious on the ground.
“Hmph, a bunch of trash. Move aside. Otherwise, don’t blame me for being impolite!”
The young man looked down at everyone with disdain.
“Do you have a death wish?!”
The cultivator’s companion who was sent flying was furious. He was about to raise his fist to counterattack when the young man suddenly erupted with spirit energy, flipping the other party to the ground.
“Since you want to die, I’ll grant you your wish.”
The young man grinned and stepped on the cultivator’s head.
Yan Xiu rushed out without hesitation and stopped him. “What are you doing?!”
“What? It’s obvious.”
The young man said with a faint smile, as if he did not think much of Yan Xiu.
“I am the captain of this city’s enforcement team. I order you to remove your foot!”
Yan Xiu shouted angrily.
“A mere captain of the Law Enforcement Team dares to act cocky in front of me? Do you know that I’m an esteemed guest invited by your City Lord?”
The young man’s eyes narrowed with killing intent. “Or do you want to die with him?”
“How dare you!”
Yan Xiu was unable to restrain his anger. He immediately circulated his spirit energy, intending to teach this insufferably arrogant youth a lesson. However, at this moment, a mighty voice sounded, “All of you, stop!”
As soon as he finished speaking, a powerful aura rose and shockingly reached the Heaven Stage. In a few breaths, it arrived in front of everyone.
The person who had arrived was a tall, middle-aged man. His face was handsome and slightly feminine. However, for some reason, he gave off a ruthless feeling that was incompatible with his appearance.
Yan Xiu immediately bowed.
The person nodded and said in a deep voice, “What happened?”
“City Lord, this person is committing murder in the city. He’s simply lawless. He even said that he’s your esteemed guest.”
Yan Xiu said righteously.
“He is indeed my guest.”
The middle-aged man known as the City Lord said expressionlessly.
“What?” Yan Xiu was stunned. He didn’t expect it to be true.
“Hehehe, did you hear that, Little Captain?”
The young man said proudly, “I just need to move my fingers to crush you.”
“Young Master Ling, I hope that you won’t cause trouble here on my account.”
The middle-aged man frowned slightly.
“Hehe, alright. For the sake of City Lord Lu, I’ll spare your lives for now.”
Unexpectedly, the insufferably arrogant youth did not continue to act like an annoying brat. Instead, he raised his foot and let go of that cultivator.
“Thank you, Young Master Ling.”
The middle-aged man cupped his fists.
“City Lord Lu, I still have something to do. I’ll leave first, but don’t forget our agreement.”
Before leaving, the young man said meaningfully to Yan Xiu, “I’ll remember you.”
Everyone dispersed and made way for the young man.
Watching the young man leave, the middle-aged man sighed. “Remember, no matter what happens in the future, don’t provoke him again.”
Yan Xiu was puzzled. He had clearly not done anything wrong. Why was he afraid?
“He’s from the Spirit Clan.”
Even though it was only five words, they were like thunder in his ears.
The Central Continent Holy Land had a total of twenty top factions. They were the Eight Great Sacred Lands and the Twelve Sacred Clans.
Among them, the Spirit Clan was one of the Twelve Sacred Clans, and it was the most mysterious one. Compared to a colossus like the Spirit Clan, Dark Moon City was like a grain of sand in a desert, not even worth mentioning.
“If I hadn’t arrived in time, you would have died.”
The middle-aged man continued.
Yan Xiu was silent. Even though he had always been in Dark Moon City, he knew how powerful the Twelve Sacred Clans were. They were existences that truly stood at the top of the Spirit Central World. Apart from the Eight Great Sacred Lands, no one dared to challenge them.
“Alright, this matter ends here.”
Patting Yan Xiu’s shoulder, the middle-aged man did not say anything else and flew away again.
The surrounding crowd looked at each other, not knowing what had happened. Because the middle-aged man had used his spirit energy to send a voice transmission, they did not hear it.
“Old Yan, are you alright?”
Qin Jue stepped forward and asked.
Others might not have heard the middle-aged man’s words, but Qin Jue did. He also knew that the youth from just now was from the Spirit Clan, but at the moment, Qin Jue didn’t have any concept of the Twelve Sacred Clans.
“I’m fine. I’m fine.”
Yan Xiu shook his head repeatedly before quickly adjusting his emotions. “Brother Qin, let’s go ahead and take a look.”
Qin Jue didn’t mention the Spirit Clan and instead asked in a low voice, “Was that person the City Lord of Dark Moon City?”
Yan Xiu respected the middle-aged man. “If not for the City Lord saving me back then, I wouldn’t have lived until now.”
At this point, Yan Xiu explained seriously, “The City Lord is actually a very good person. It’s just that that young man is too powerful. He can’t do anything about it.”
Qin Jue pondered.
Although Yan Xiu said this, Qin Jue could feel a cold aura from the middle-aged man, as if he was a dead man. This aura absolutely shouldn’t appear on a normal Heaven Stage cultivator.
Next, the three of them pretended that nothing had happened and walked the entire street until the sun set and starlight appeared.
“Are there still rooms here?”
Yan Xiu walked into an inn and shouted.
Because the sky was already dark, Qin Jue decided to stay in Dark Moon City for the time being.
“Yes, yes, yes. Captain Yan, you can stay anywhere you want.”
The shopkeeper smiled.
“Arrange a room for my two friends.”
Yan Xiu pointed at Qin Jue and Su Yan behind him.
In his opinion, the two of them should be a couple, so he only asked for one room.
“Two rooms.” Qin Jue interrupted Yan Xiu.
The shopkeeper said excitedly.
Because of the recent chaos in Dark Moon City, there were already very few people staying in shops. It was not easy for two guests to come, and they were even the friends of the Law Enforcement Team Captain, so how could he neglect them?
“Brother Qin, I’ll leave first. I’ll come find you tomorrow. I’ll bring you a pot of good wine.”
Yan Xiu waved his hand and turned to leave.
Under the shopkeeper’s lead, Qin Jue and Su Yan entered their respective rooms. As for Yun Xi, she stayed on Qin Jue’s head.
“Little fellow, don’t drink so much next time.”
Qin Jue rubbed Yun Xi’s head helplessly.
Yun Xi rolled over but still didn’t wake up.
“Looks like there’s nothing fun here. Let’s leave tomorrow.”
Thinking like this, Qin Jue took out a pot of spirit wine, put on the Illusionary Time he bought from Ma Huateng, and entered the illusory world of “The Youth Young Cheng”.
On the other side, Su Yan sat cross-legged on the bed, trying to enter a cultivation state, but she couldn’t calm down no matter what. Her mind was filled with Qin Jue’s love poem.
In the end, Su Yan simply gave up on cultivating. She took out the bronze mirror Qin Jue had given her and held it in her hand.
This bronze mirror was very ordinary, and its workmanship was even a little rough. However, as she looked at the beautiful face reflected in the mirror, Su Yan had an indescribable feeling.
She had been chosen by the sect master of the Thunder Breeze Sect since she was young and had become the holy maiden of the sect. Her name had shaken the entire Southern Land. Now, she was carrying the hopes of the entire Thunder Breeze Sect. This made her eager to become stronger, but at the same time, she was also filled with confusion.
“Even in front of the endless mountains and rivers, the beauty in the mirror cannot be matched…”<segment 8756 ¶>
Su Yan muttered to herself as she closed her eyes.
The night passed uneventfully.
The next day, when Qin Jue took off his Illusionary Time device, he found Yun Xi sitting on his shoulder cultivating. The silly hair on her head swayed left and right like an antenna.
Sensing Qin Jue’s movements, Yun Xi also woke up from her cultivation. “Master, I’m about to advance to level three, hehe.”
Qin Jue was stunned, but when he thought about it, it made sense. Yun Xi had already taken human form, so what else was impossible?
Taking a sip of wine, Qin Jue stood up and said, “I wonder if there’s anyone selling maps here. I actually forgot about this matter yesterday.”
He knew nothing about the Sacred Land of the Central Continent and had no idea where he was. If he didn’t have a map, it would be very easy for him to get lost.
Stretching lazily, Qin Jue decided to go out and take a look. Perhaps he could find a map to buy.
Su Yan had been paying attention to Qin Jue’s room. Seeing Qin Jue come out of his room, she immediately pushed open the door and left with him.
“Let’s buy a map first, then say goodbye to Old Yan and we’ll leave.”
Qin Jue said.
“Mm.” Su Yan nodded without any objections.
After leaving the inn, the two of them walked towards the nearby street. Suddenly, they saw a crowd in the distance and it was extremely noisy.
On a whim, Qin Jue planned to go over and join in the fun, but when he saw who was surrounded in the middle, his face immediately sank.