Female Protagonist is a Blackened Villainess (GL) - Chapter 13
Chapter 13: The Story’s Butterfly Effect
Translator & Editor: Nothingisit4me
Her nose did not detect any strange aroma on her body, but Long Shiyan was sure that the unknown aroma that radiated from her body was still there. However, it only appeared from time to time.
After System Qian Qian fell silent for a while, it replied, “As for the reason why the host’s special trait isn’t appearing, I believe that it should be related to the host’s Dark Magical douqi.”
“Dark Magical Douqi?!” Long Shiyan muttered to herself.
In this world of magic and Douqi, the main occupation included magicians, swordsmen, archers, knights, thieves, illusionists, magical spirits and the like.
A swordsman could also be called a warrior. The energy they used was called douqi. Douqi was powerful. A fourth-level fighter could pierce through a piece of marble with a single punch. It was inconceivable.
There were many ways to cultivate douqi. Ordinary people could only learn simple and incomplete techniques. Only aristocratic families had their own complete set of martial arts exercises.
For example, their Long family had the martial law of cultivation called the “Frenzied Dragon Douqi”. With this cultivation method, an individual could cultivate to the tenth rank of douqi. Long Aotian was able to cultivate magic, douqi, and internal strength; he was an existence that could do all three.
Long Shiyan did not practice the Long family’s douqi. She practiced a coincidentally chanced upon “Dark Magical douqi”, which could also be called elemental douqi. Elemental douqi was a special profession. There were very few people who practiced it in this world because the most important attribute was the “Dual-system Magical Physique” and the specific method it needed to be practiced together with.
Finally, one would need the determination to embark on the road of both magic and cultivation.
This wasn’t something that ordinary man could do. There was no way that Long Shiyan could have cultivated this Dark douqi if it wasn’t for the fact that she was stuck in the Tian Jing mountain range. You know, if one was discovered by the people of the Holy Church, then it would be absolutely terrible.
However, since System Qian Qian said that it was related to his dark magic, then this was a good thing. Without having to think about odd matters, she was very relieved.
“So, I profited from my misfortune?” Long Shiyan thought for a while and replied while she laid on her bed uncomfortably.
“You can put it that way,” System Qian Qian paused, and suddenly sighed before replying, “It is still very rare. The host’s dark douqi has undergone a strange mutation because of the ‘Spiritual Fragrant Floral Water’. Your strange fragrance was also rejected by the dark douqi. In short, it is the same as having to feel both scared of and happy for having it.”
Long Shiyan gently patted the restless Zi Linglong as she thoughtlessly asked, “So, even if I used dark magic, no one could detect it?”
“You can put it that way as well,” System Qian Qian paused. It hesitated for a while before saying, “But if the host was under the effect of drugs, then it could become troublesome, perhaps you could become even more violent than the original. But still, the dark douqi is useful…”
“In any case, your situation is still quite good. Long Aotian won’t be able to afford to cause too much trouble for the time being. Just be careful not to be poisoned,” System Qian Qian explained.
“Mn…” Zi Linglong was snuggling in her arms comfortably as she did not know what to say.
After the discussion, System Qian Qian gave her some advice. “Of course, if this was the case, then the host should find some outside help, such as Zi Linglong. You can make use of her since she is your personal maid. She may prove useful at a critical time even though her current combat power is still week. As long as I spend some time training her, it will be easy to make her your right arm in the future.”
“Oh yeah, there is something very serious that I should tell the host.” System Qian Qian seemed to have thought of something and the main topic of the conversation suddenly changed.
“What is it?” Long Shiyan looked back at it, but at this moment, Zi Linglong opened her eyes. She stared at Long Shiyan as she blushed. It turned out that the gentle feeling was… from Long Shiyan’s body.
“Zi Linglong woke up!” System Qian Qian warned Long Shiyan.
Long Shiyan tilted her head and looked at the recently awoken Zi Linglong. She smiled. “Good afternoon, are you hungry?”
“Not hungry!” Zi Lingling shook her head gently, but then, her stomach growled as her face became red. Although she could live without food, the feeling of being hungry was still very uncomfortable and she wouldn’t have any physical strength.
“Hehe,” Long Shiyan chuckled. She removed the blanket, got out of bed, and then pulled Zi Linglong up. “Come with me, I will take you to eat something delicious.”
System Qian Qian floated behind Long Shiyan and said, “Host, because of your interference, Long Aotian’s combat power will definitely drop significantly. This will make many plots unfold, but at the same time, no one knows what kind of butterfly effect will happen.”
Long Shiyan held the small and cute little feet of Zi Linglong and was personally putting on her boots. When she suddenly heard System Qian Qian, the movements of her hands paused.
Zi Linglong was struggling to get free. After all, her identity was that of a personal maid. When she was depressed, she suddenly saw Long Shiyan’s expression, and she could not help but worry. “You, little, master, not happy?”
“Ah? Nothing!” Long Shiyan smiled as her lips curled. After she put on Zi Linglong’s shoes, Long Shiyan hugged her. “Little Linglong is so cute!”
“Mas…Master, don’t do this!” Zi Lingling was a little overwhelmed. When someone like this suddenly hugged her, she couldn’t struggle and didn’t know what to do.
“After this, Zi Linglong, you should call me elder sister!” Long Shiyan loosened her hands and smiled softly.
“Sister…elder sister?” Zi Linglong was astounded. “But master, isn’t Linglong just a personal maid?”
“Hm?” Long Shiyan dragged her voice, and some tears were released. She displayed a very angry expression. When System Qian Qian heard her say that right next to it, it made an imaginary tearful face. Why was it the only one that the host coerced to call her master?
Zi Lingling was a little scared. She couldn’t help but lower her head and say, “Yan… Elder Sister Yan Yan!” Long Shiyan’s “Yeah” sounded very happy, but her face soon became stiff.
“The butterfly effect is not just a theory,” System Qian Qian explained in a timely manner. “The host must understand that although Long Aotian changed many rules of the world in the original book, he also saved the world from many catastrophes. Now Long Aotian’s combat power cannot be improved, those big and small disasters must be stopped by the host. Otherwise, no one will know what kind of butterfly effect will happen.”
Looking at Long Shiyan’s stiff face, Zi Linglong couldn’t help but ask: “Elder… Sister Yan Yan, do you feel bad?”
Long Shiyan’s eyelashes flashed and shook her head gently. “Nothing is wrong with your sister. I was just thinking about some matters before we head out to eat,” she said, holding Zi Linglong’s little hand and leading her out of the door.
Looking at Long Shiyan’s expression, System Qian Qian couldn’t help but say a few words. “The host must hurry up and improve your strength. This task is dangerous and awful. If you die, the world will be toast. When there comes a time when System Qian Qian must disappear, you have to go against Long Aotian alone.”
Long Shiyan: “…”
Outside the room, Long Shiyan led Zi Linglong to eat something to fill her stomach. When it was almost bedtime, she began to lead Zi Linglong back to the Long House.
However, she had a strange feeling.
Even though she wasn’t far from home, she felt that she had been away for a long time. As the skies began to darken, she felt that she won’t be returning to the family home ever again.
“Elder…Sister Yan Yan,” Zi Linglong grabbed Long Shiyan’s hand and looked up at the sky. She asked, “Is my elder sister’s home far away? The sky is already dark!”
Long Shiyan stopped to look at the sky and then glanced around at the pedestrians, frowning.
What was going on?
“The host is very cautious; you’re able to detect that something odd is going on. However, I don’t know what is happening either.” As Long Shiyan was filled with doubt, System Qian Qian hurriedly explained, “I only know about Long Aotian’s ability, but for the beginning of the other threats, I can’t help you with them.”
After learning that System Qian Qian was still unreliable, Long Shiyan whispered to Zi Linglong, “Hold my hand, don’t let go.”
“Okay, okay, Sister!” Zi Linglong not only saw that Long Shiyan’s face was uneasy but also instinctively perceived the crisis.
Although the capital was prosperous in the daytime, nighttime was coming and a low sound roared. The street was much more deserted than usual.
Long Shiyan looked around but did not see a hint of her hidden guards, which caused her heart to sink. In fact, when she led Zi Linglong out to eat, she felt that something was amiss. She didn’t detect the movements of her two secret guards.
Even though they hurried home, the distance never closed.
Around them, there must be an expert who was proficient in illusions. Or perhaps, she had already been followed since this morning. In the present era, Long Aotian wasn’t the only threat.
Their Long family had always been in a state of peril, and these people must have been targeting her.
No, that was wrong!
Long Shiyan suddenly widened her eyes. Their target was not her! It was Long Pingtian! Their target was Long Pingtian! That was for sure!
In the original, Long Pingtian also came out to go shopping and Long Aotian disposed of trash. Since the original Long Shiyan was just a little girl who didn’t know anything, Long Pingtian rushed outside by himself, but he soon vanished during a major incident.
No wonder she didn’t see any hint of Long Pingtian when she left the house. Even her own hidden guards were gone. Now, there was only one possibility, which was that the fight had already begun and Long Pingtian’s guards weren’t enough to resist against the enemies. Thus, her own hidden guards had also left to go help.
As for herself, she was still safe because the two sides were evenly matched. Therefore, leaving no one free enough to paying attention to Long Shiyan. At most, only an illusion was cast on her so that she could not return home to report to the family.
If this was the case, then will Long Pingtian be killed due to the plot she modified?