AGM 149 - Danger
Mo Qingcheng was completely speechless.
Nolan was obviously intentionally causing trouble for her. Nolan giggled as she continued, "Fine, fine, fine. I will disappear right now."
After saying this, Nolan shot a 'you know I know' look at Mo Qingcheng, as she smiled and glanced at Qin Wentian. "Hey you smelly brat, you better make good use of this opportunity. This chance only happens once in a blue moon. You don't know how many people are secretly in love with this lass even though she is currently obsessed with someone right now."
As the sound of her voice faded, Nolan laughed and departed, giving Qin Wentian and Mo Qingcheng the space they needed.
Her actions caused Qin Wentian and Mo Qingcheng to become speechless.
Especially Nolan's words. She was hinting at a possible romance.
This caused the atmosphere between the two of them to turn slightly awkward, as neither knew what to say in order to break the silence.
Qin Wentian stole a glance at Mo Qingcheng. That flawless jade-white skin, that full figure, that unmatched countenance, even her every breath was capable of stirring the hearts of men. Unknowingly, Qin Wentian had already lost himself, staring at her in her beauty.
To a hot-blooded young man like him, the temptation of beauties was still a powerful force to be reckoned with. Especially the peerless beauty standing in front of him, not to mention the fact that she was nice to him as well.
At this moment, a thought involuntarily creep into Qin Wentian's heart. What if Mo Qingcheng really became his? How good would that be?
Lost in his thoughts, Qin Wentian was staring openly, lost in a state of entrancement.
Feeling Qin Wentian's gaze on her, Mo Qingcheng couldn't help but feel bashful, which only served to add to her beauty. Why was that fellow staring at her in this way? This caused Mo Qingcheng to stamp her foot as she pouted, "What are you looking at?"
"Er...." Qin Wentian blinked rapidly and recovered. It was only now that he realised he had been entranced. Smiling awkwardly, he continued, "Naturally, I'm looking at a pretty girl."
"Hmph." Mo Qingcheng lightly snorted, pouting in mock anger that further added a tinge of cuteness to her beauty.
"Oh and, you were too rash back then, which led you to suffer from the underhanded methods of the Nine Mystical Palace. Since you had the capabilities to obtain first place, you should have told the Emperor Star Academy. Do you know how dangerous it was? Luckily, nothing happened."
Mo Qingcheng's tone was filled with a heavy sense of rebuke. This fellow was too reckless, causing everyone to perspire cold sweat in fear of something happening to him.
"I didn't expect that for an entity as powerful as the Nine Mystical Palace would actually still resort to underhanded methods." Qin Wentian smiled bitterly.
"Hmph, you can't be this careless in the future. The Nine Mystical Palace's objective was obviously to make Luo Qianqiu the champion. After seeing you preparing to destroy their carefully laid plans, of course they would use underhanded methods to deal with you." Mo Qingcheng speechlessly explained. This fellow should have suffered a lot, but why was his thought process so simple?
But of course, since he hadn't thought of the possibility that people would harm him, this could also proved that there was kindness to the point of stupidity in his heart. Although he was somewhat dumb, it was still rare to find someone like this.
If Qin Wentian was like Chu Tianjiao and Ye WuQue, intelligent but calculative and scheming, Mo Qingcheng wouldn't have interacted so much with him.
For Mo Qingcheng, the sort of person she was reflected itself in the personalities of whom she chose to mingle with.
"Thank you, my beauty, for the reminder." Qin Wentian teased. He would have to be more mindful in the future. If it were not for Gongyang Hong, he would surely have ended in dire straits. After all, Luo Qianqiu's father had personally made a visit at the end of the confrontation.
The current him could only look up to an existence at the Heavenly Dipper Realm and gazed at him from afar. Qin Wentian could not forget Luo Tianya's towering presence.
"I couldn't tell that you are such a smooth talker." Mo Qingcheng giggled as she gazed at Qin Wentian.
"Of course I am, if not there would be a certain someone referring to me as a dumbo again." Qin Wentian shrugged as he laughed, causing Mo Qingcheng's beautiful eyes to flicker, and she too joined in the laughter.
So it turns out that this dumbo still remembered the snowy scenery from before. Mo Qingcheng didn't know that no matter who was it that experienced the scenery with her, this would become an event the other party would never forget.
At this moment, footsteps could be heard approaching the courtyard.
Qin Wentian raised his head. He gazed over in that direction as he inquired, "Who's there?"
Nobody replied, but the sounds of the footsteps got nearer, causing Qin Wentian to frown. Usually, for those who came to his residence, they would let him know in advance unless the visitor had an exceptionally close relationship with Qin Wentian.
However, he currently only saw a figure wearing a conical bamboo head with his head lowered. A stranger who had no reason to be here in this place...there was something suspicious about this.
"Who are you?" The coldness in Qin Wentian's voice dropped by several degrees as he asked somewhat unhappily. This was his private residence. For those with a Emperor Jade Medallion that was the 4th level or above, they would all be allocated a residential courtyard for their own lodging.
"Be careful." Mo Qingcheng whispered. The stranger continued walking forwards, causing Qin Wentian to feel a sense of wrongness.
"I am..." The strange slowly spoke as he raised his head. Qin Wentian only saw a pair of sharp eyes glancing back at him. The rest of the stranger's features were obscured by a black cloth.
Abruptly, a surge of immense pressure and killing intent erupted forth from the body of the stranger and blasted straight at Qin Wentian.
As the sound of the voice faded, the stranger stepped through the air and issued out a palm strike at Qin Wentian. This palm strike of his was actually the same innate technique that Qin Wentian cultivated, the Thousand Hand Imprint! As the palm struck out, countless palm shadows superimposed with an inexhaustible might.
Qin Wentian's countenance froze as the ancient halberd appeared in his hands. Despite knowing that his opponent was a Yuanfu Realm expert, he unhesitatingly rushed forward instead of retreating because Mo Qingcheng was standing beside him.
Mo Qingcheng's beautiful eyes flickered as her body shot forwards. Although Qin Wentian was a dumbo, under such circumstances, his reaction speed was astonishing. He slashed out with the ancient halberd, colliding with his opponent's palm strike.
Qin Wentian was at the Arterial Circulation Realm, so regardless how strong his attacks might be, there was no way for him to match up to a Yuanfu Realm expert's attack. As a thunderous sound rang out, the halberd was flung out of his hands. The impact forced his body backwards, causing him to relentlessly vomit blood. He smashed into a stone table which disintegrated into dust, giving a testament to the might contained within that palm strike.
At this moment, Mo Qingcheng's aura also exploded forth. She was actually emanating the pressure of a Yuanfu Cultivator, causing the masked man to be stunned for a moment. But that was all, a mere moment. He had to kill Qin Wentian in the shortest time possible or he would lose his chance.
The masked man stepped forwards as his killing intent rose to the limits, furiously sending out terrifying palm strikes in the direction of Mo Qingcheng. The palm shadows covered the skies as they blasted towards Mo Qingcheng, causing her five organs and six viseras to shudder violently as she was forced to retreat by his attacks, unable to block his path.
"Run, he has to kill you in a short period of time or he fails." Mo Qingcheng screamed as though she wanted to warn the experts of the academy as well.
Qin Wentian knew Mo Qingcheng was right. He had never imagined that there would be someone assassinating him within the Emperor Star Academy. Ren Qianxing had also been too careless and only thought of protecting Qin Wentian when he was outside.
However, this only proved that his enemy was extremely intelligent. Not only that, they even had the power to actually bypass the security of the academy and infiltrated it.
Buzz. As a tornado ravaged past, Qin Wentian once again slashed out with his ancient halberd. However, he wasn't even to negate the slightest impact of his opponent's blow. The Yuanfu masked man sent out another palm, knocking the halberd from Qin Wentian's grasp as he treaded the air, flying towards Qin Wentian.
Executing his Garuda Movement Technique, Qin Wentian's speed was so fast that he transformed into a blur of shadows leaving behind afterimages as he retreated. He only needed a little time. He knew that with him here, his opponent would not have the time to injure Mo Qingcheng. Qin Wentian just needed to delay.
"Who dares to be so impudent in the Emperor Star Academy?" A voice filled with intense rage rang out, shaking the entire space above the Emperor Star Academy. Hearing this, many eyes flickered. That Yuanfu cultivator, surely he wouldn't disregard his life just to kill Qin Wentian, right?
At his level, there was no way he would be willing to be someone else's death-warrior.
"Little White." Mo Qingcheng could sense his intentions as she called out to the white crane. The white crane swoop down from the skies, its sharp claws targeting the masked man.
"SCRAM!" That masked man blasted out his palms. However, the white crane was a 7th grade demonic beast, which was also equivalent to a Yuanfu Cultivator. How could it be so easily dealt with?
The masked man let out roars of rage as he lost himself in fury, continuously blasting out palm strikes. The white crane let out pitiful cries as it flopped downwards to the side. The masked man then continued lunging towards the direction which Qin Wentian was escaping to.
"There's no more time." Panic could be seen in his eyes. Gathering his terrifying strength, an extremely sharp aura akin to the presence of a sharp sword was blasted towards Qin Wentian, seemingly wanting to drive a hole through him.
When her white crane was blocking the masked man earlier, Mo Qingcheng made use of this time to get closer to Qin Wentian. At this moment, her body dashed forwards, knocking down Qin Wentian as they fell flat on the ground while an instant later, the wind of that terrifying sword slash scraped their back.
"F*ck that."That masked man had an extremely ugly expression in his eyes, and he once again sent out a palm strike. This time around, he didn't linger to find out whether Qin Wentian was dead or alive, but rather turned and flew away with a speed as fast as lightning. If he were slower by even a little, he may have to leave his life behind.
As the sound of rumbling echoed, QIn Wentian only felt a surge of immense might blasting upon his body, causing him to spit out fresh blood. However, he had no time to care about his own injuries. In his mind, there was only the person lying atop his back.
Qin Wentian shouted. At this moment, his heart was lurching violently. He was actually terribly afraid.
A droplet of blood dripped down, falling beside Qin Wentian. This caused Qin Wentian to feel as though his heart was being stabbed by a thousand knifes. Currently, he was truly afraid; this terror came right from his heart. His body shuddered violently, fearing his worst fears would come true.
A light voice drifted out. The sound of this gentle voice in Qin Wentian's ears was even more melodious than celestial music.
The load on his back suddenly lightened as she rolled down to the ground, coming to a stop beside him, her face directly in front of his.
That unmatched countenance was only an inch away, causing the breaths of people to stop. Looking at that haggardness of that pale face, as well as the trace of blood at the corner of her lips, Qin Wentian deeply felt that he had been useless.
"What a close call." Mo Qingcheng smiled at Qin Wentian, but that smile almost caused his heart to shatter.
Who was it? Who was it that dared to assassinate him in the grounds of the Emperor Star Academy?
Qin Wentian was trembling with rage, as a towering killing intent surged in his heart.
Who exactly was it that wanted his death after the Jun Lin Banquet so badly that they are willing to pay any price?
Qin Wentian gingerly extended his trembling hands, as he lightly wiped the blood traces from the corner of her mouth. He laughed when he looked at her, but his heart was still just as cold as before.
"Are you really okay?" Qin Wentian asked in a low voice.
"Yes, don't worry, I still have some medicinal pills to aid me in my recovery."
Mo Qingcheng withdrew a medicinal pill from her robes and she consumed it. After which, she smiled to Qin Wentian, "Are you able... to support me in getting up?"
After speaking, a faint tinge of red could be seen on that pale face of hers.
Qin Wentian nodded his head and supported Mo Qingcheng's body as she got up. "Recuperate well."
"Okay." Mo Qingcheng closed her eyes and started to channel and calm the Qi in her body.
At this moment, several silhouettes appeared in the surroundings. Some were flying about in the air trying to search for traces of that masked man while others were attending to the injuries of Qin Wentian and Mo Qingcheng.
"Who was it that had such guts?" Old Gu, upon looking at Mo Qingcheng's injuries, felt a rage so intense that his anger could be felt by those standing near him.
"The masked man slipped away before we arrived, it was obvious he didn't have time to assassinate Qin Wentian. If he had been slower by even one second, he wouldn't have successfully escaped. However, in such a short time, there's no way he could have escaped out of the academy under our eyes." Standing in the middle of the air, Ren Qianxing had a grim expression on his face. He had been too careless.
He had considered Qin Wentian's safety when he stepped out of the academy but never thought of a sneak attack in the grounds of their own academy.
"Are you saying that there's a traitor in our Emperor Star Academy?" Old Gu's gaze were as sharp as swords. His killing intent soared to its limits.
Qin Wentian's killing intent also surged to its limits.
After fully displaying his talent on the stage of the Jun Lin Banquet, it seemed that there were truly many people who wanted him to die.