Chapter 125: You Unfilial Son, Where Do You Think You're Going!
Translator: OnGoingWhy Editor: Vermillion
Snow was swirling about and falling from the sky, accompanied with the rustling winter wind. Deep inside the Xiao manor, between the pavilions, there was a small path leading toward a tranquil location.
Inside of a lavish room, candles were lit and the fireplace was burning, increasing the temperature within the room to a rather warm level. A censer was placed in front of a wooden window that was propped open. The smoke from the censer lingered in the area, filling the entire room with the smell of incense.
A delicate figure with a fur cloak draped over her shoulders was sitting next to the censer and a zither was placed in front of her. Her flawless hands were dexterously moving about on the zither, just like a transcendent elf.
The melodious sound of the zither drifted out and was pleasing to the ears, like the sound of raindrops falling on lotus leaves, causing its listeners to fall into enchantment.
There was a faint trace of sorrow on Xiao Yanyu's flawlessly beautiful face. As her beautiful fingers played the zither, her emotions seemed to have turned into notes and drifted out from the zither. The bangs of her hair spilled over her eyes, covering half of her facial features which was like that of a banished immortal.
Xiao Xiaolong's figure walked into the room. He brushed away the snow that accumulated on him and softly said with a smile, "Elder sister, you're playing the zither in mother's room again. Aren't you worried about disturbing mother?"
The sound of the zither stopped and was followed by a sigh. "If only it could disturb mother, then I would play the zither every single day."
Xiao Yanyu gave Xiao Xiaolong a glance and snappily said, "You rascal, isn't father forcing you to cultivate? Why do you have the time to come over and chat today?"
"Hehe, father went to look for the third prince, so he let me off today. I've been cultivating so much recently that my bones are aching. That's right, why don't we go and eat at Owner Bu's place? It's been a while since we've been there. I am really craving for his dishes," Xiao Xiaolong said.
Xiao Yanyu rolled her eyes at Xiao Xiaolong. This was probably his real purpose for visiting her. Who said he was a prodigy? He was just a glutton.
"You're really... Hmm? Who's there!" Just when Xiao Yanyu was about to reprimand Xiao Xiaolong, her expression slightly changed and she suddenly looked outside of the window.
Within the whirlwind of snow outside, a figure was slowly approaching while stepping on the frozen surface of the pond. The black robe he wore was flapping violently in the cold wind and the bamboo hat concealed his face, preventing anyone from seeing his appearance.
However, when Xiao Yanyu and Xiao Xiaolong saw this figure, their pupils slightly constricted...
Xiao Yue stepped into the room, took off his bamboo hat and breathed out a cloud of breath. As he looked at Xiao Yanyu and Xiao Xiaolong who were staring at him in bewilderment, he suddenly smiled.
"It's been a while." Xiao Yue's hoarse voice rang out.
However, the reply he got was a surging wave of true energy attack.
Xiao Yanyu's face was filled with rage as she stared at Xiao Yue. Xiao Xiaolong was also vigilantly staring at Xiao Yue, not knowing his purpose for suddenly appearing within the Xiao manor.
"You still dare to come back! You still have the cheek to come back!" Xiao Yanyu shouted.
The smile on Xiao Yue's face disappeared and he indifferently gave Xiao Yanyu a glance. As the corners of his mouth widened, the tip of his toes brushed against the ground and as if a burst of wind had just blew past, he appeared next to Xiao Yanyu.
Xiao Yanyu's entire body froze. She felt as if the true energy within her body was being impeded by a terrifying mass of sword energy and was completely immovable. Her body could not even move a single inch, so she could only vehemently stare at Xiao Yue.
Xiao Yue smiled in a carefree manner. He stretched out his hand and patted Xiao Yanyu's head. Thereafter, he slowly walked past her and headed in the direction of the person lying on the bed.
"What are you trying to do!" A touch of redness emerged on Xiao Xiaolong's fair skin as he blocked Xiao Yue's path in a huff, preventing him from going any further.
"Hmm? You mischievous brat, you've grown up as well... You even dare to block my way." Xiao Yue broke into a grin.
Xiao Xiaolong's pupils constricted and true energy gushed out of his body. The cultivation of a peak level third grade Battle-Maniac was fully displayed. He raised his hands and took a fighting stance...
Xiao Yue tilted his head and a hint of amusement appeared on his face as he watched Xiao Xiaolong charge toward him. He slowly raised a finger and poked Xiao Xiaolong on his forehead.
Xiao Xiaolong's figure that was charging forward was immediately stopped. His eyes widened as his body staggered backward and fell to the ground.
"Don't worry, I don't have any ill intentions." Xiao Yue's hoarse voice slowly resounded inside the room.
Xiao Yanyu did not believe his words but she was unable to move her body... She was so anxious that she felt like screaming out loud.
Xiao Yue stopped next to the bed. Smoke was slowly emanating from a censer placed next to the bed. A graceful woman was serenely lying on the bed with her eyes closed.
The woman had a beautiful face. In a closer look, some resemblance between her and Xiao Yanyu could be seen.
Xiao Yue's eyes were somewhat complicated as he let out a soft sigh. He took off the heavy and thick cloak from his shoulders and placed it over the woman's body.
"You... can't take mother away!" Xiao Xiaolong struggled to get up from the ground. However, Xiao Yue raised his hand and an invisible force pressed down on Xiao Xiaolong's body once more, causing him to fall on his behind. He could only watch with bloodshot eyes as Xiao Yue carried their mother, Ji Ru'Er, away.
Xiao Yanyu's entire body was trembling as she bit her lips tightly. She was filled with rage as she stared at Xiao Yue.
Xiao Yue was carrying Ji Ru'Er on his back. As he reached the doorway, he turned toward them and said with a smile, "The two of you were so much cuter back then. Don't worry, I really don't have any bad intentions. I'll wake our mother up."
After he was done speaking, Xiao Yue put on his bamboo hat once more and leapt into the air, disappearing from their view. Only the rustling winter wind blowing in from the doorway was left.
As the sword energy on her body dissipated with a loud noise, Xiao Yanyu's body trembled for a moment before she hurriedly moved toward the door. She stared into the snow outside but Xiao Yue's figure was nowhere to be seen.
After a while, as a figure approached while stepping on thin air, the falling snow that filled the air seemed to have stopped. Xiao Meng's face was gloomy as he landed in the small yard. When he saw Xiao Xiaolong limply sitting on the ground and Xiao Yanyu on the verge of tears, he suddenly felt an anger rising in his chest him.
"Father... Mother was taken away!" When Xiao Yanyu saw Xiao Meng, the grievance in her heart immediately spilled out.
"Xiao Yue!" Anger flashed in Xiao Meng's eyes, but he was feeling even more suspicious. Ji Chengxue invited him over to discuss matters at his manor and Xiao Yue arrived right after Xiao Meng left... There was definitely something strange about this.
Suddenly turning around, Xiao Meng instantly dashed out of the Xiao manor and rose into the air above. He rapidly scanned the surroundings.
"Hmm?" Xiao Meng was slightly agitated as he took a step forward and swiftly sped into the distance.
Xiao Yue was carrying his mother, Ji Ru'Er on his back. His true energy was covering her body to block the swirling snow-so that his mother would not freeze from the cold weather-as he slowly headed in the direction of the alleyway.
Suddenly, a thunderous sound came from behind him, startling Xiao Yue for a moment. A mass of intense sword energy gushed out from his body and turned into an indistinct longsword, slashing behind him.
As Xiao Yue's sword energy dissipated with a loud noise, his body trembled for a moment. He increased his pace and dashed toward the alleyway. Fang Fang's Little Store was not far away.
Xiao Meng's face was clouded with fury as he landed. Watching Xiao Yue who was making a run for it in the distance, he angrily shouted, "You unfilial son, where do you think you're going!"
As Xiao Meng's figure moved, it was if the ground was shrinking as he swiftly closed the distance between them, creating a series of afterimages.
A dreadful pressure approached Xiao Yue like a surging wave, pushing away the swirling snow in the surroundings.
As Xiao Yue turned around, his longsword flew out of its sheath and exposed its dazzling edge. He formed a sword-finger gesture with his hand and the sword transformed into four swords, forming a sword array. Xiao Yue made a pushing motion with his hand and the swords flew toward the approaching Xiao Meng.
This time round, Xiao Meng did not hold back in the slightest. His palm was glimmering as he threw out a palm strike, instantly destroying the sword array.
Xiao Yue let out a groan. Borrowing the force of this impact, he reached the store's entrance and burrowed into Fang Fang's Little Store.
Xiao Meng was already seeing red. He gathered true energy into his palm, planning to blast the store away...
However, the big black dog lying on the ground lazily gave him a glance and let out a snort. With a wave of its exquisite and delicate paws, the true energy gathered on Xiao Meng's shimmering palm was shattered with a loud bang. Xiao Meng himself felt as if a tremendous force slammed into him, causing him to stumble a few steps backward.
Xiao Meng felt as if a basin of icy cold water was poured on his head and immediately became clear-headed. Only then did he realize that Xiao Yue had burrowed into Bu Fang's store.