Female Protagonist is a Blackened Villainess (GL) - Chapter 24.3
Chapter 24.3: Three Chapters in One, A Lot of Words (Third Part)
While Zi Linglong fell into a panic, Long Shiyan reappeared and took her hand as they disappeared together. After vanishing, the two appeared together on a dried up piece of land.
The sky was filled with fog, but there was no moon, star, nor sun. The land was desolate as the wind roared.
“Master, where is this?” Zi Linglong held her arm tightly and carefully looked around her surroundings. At that moment, System Qian Qian suddenly floated out and said with a smug look, “This is the world inside the small cauldron, also known as the world of Yin and Yang, which can accommodate anything. Although this space is currently the size of a small city, the cauldron is still a great treasure.”
In Zi Linglong’s mind, a light bulb flashed. She grabbed the system and questioned, “You’re the one who made Elder Sister buy the cauldron and let her injure herself, right?” After she said that, she ignored the system and then seized Long Shiyan’s hand. Looking carefully, she noticed that the wound had completely healed.
Long Shiyan patted her hand and whispered softly, “My body is somewhat special. This injury was easy for it to heal, so you don’t need to worry.”
“That’s right!” System Qian Qian floated back into the air and snorted. “Your most intelligent system saw the true essence of this treasure at first glance, and then immediately told the host to buy it. Now, you should thank this system.” Although it was necessary to find an excuse for why she knew about the cauldron’s properties, the reason the system gave would also suffice.
Zi Linglong grabbed both of Long Shiyan’s hands and puffed out her cheeks. “My sister is really naughty! Always doing bad things with Mr. Pearl.”
“Hey! Speak clearer. What do you mean I teach her to do bad things?” System Qian Qian floated in front of her; its tone was particularly dissatisfied. Zi Linglong crossed her arms and swore, “You’re a bad guy. Everything you do is bad. You teach bad things to Elder Sister.”
System Qian Qian: “…”
Long Shiyan did not pay attention to their commotion but instead looked around. She then walked towards a large stone and placed her hand on top while squatting. The earth suddenly shook as the fog got denser.
Zi Linglong quickly rushed towards her position. Long Shiyan closed her eyes and imagined a scene within her mind. After a while, the fog dissipated.
In a flash, the dry land had changed. There were forests, grasslands, valleys, and gigantic training areas. In short, it was paradise.
In comparison, the weather was much nicer than earlier.
“It’s so beautiful!” Zi Linglong observed the surrounding scenery. Besides the lack of vitality, it was really beautiful. The air was fresh, filled with the taste of the grass and jungle.
“See, isn’t this a good thing?” System Qian Qian floated in front of her, proudly showing off. Zi Linglong grabbed it and said, “It’s indeed a wonderful space, but Mr. Pearl, what kind of creature are you?”
Long Shiyan closed her eyes and carefully sensed the elements within this space. The space was brimming with elements and compared to the outside world, the difference was as vast as the sky and earth or the night and day.
“Linglong, we will not go outside tonight, we’ll just cultivate here. The system could see the people outside,” Long Shiyan told her.
“But Elder Sister, I have been practicing for a few days, but I haven’t gained any Douqi. Am I not able cultivate?” Zi Linglong was confused.
Long Shiyan caressed her head and comforted, “When was it so easy to cultivate Douqi? Right now, you have to learn how to meditate. First, suppress the baleful qi into your body and let your eyelids relax, then you can start refining Douqi.”
The two meditated for the next few days. Once they left the space, they learned that Long Yuqing had already gone to Tianqiao City, and they decided to head to the Holy Spirit Magic School.
Yu Qingrou found a carriage and let her housekeeper escort them.
The old housekeeper was a legendary swordsman of the eighth level. He was strong, but he was still just a human. While his prowess was sufficient if he went alone, it was obviously not enough to escort them, so they joined with other groups and hired mercenaries.
The Magical Beast Forest was dangerous. Although they were only walking in the perimeter, there were countless predators and bandits. No one knew what kind of things will happen in the future, so this was the safest method.
And they could only get through this dangerous road by teaming up with others and hiring mercenaries.
Time passed by. Long Shiyan and Zi Linglong took care of Yu Shu, staying in the carriage for nearly half a year. Because of this, they were unable to enter the space, causing their cultivation speed to halve.
There were many dangers during this period of time, but they were all perfectly solved by the mercenaries.
During this time, Zi Linglong was able to finally suppress the baleful qi in her body, and her red pupils turned black. But it would return to its original state from time to time.
It was not easy for them to enter the Holy Spirit Magic School. Apart from the six-year-old Yu Shu, who only needed to test her innate skill, they had to pass many assessments before they could be accepted.
Through this, they attended the Holy Spirit Magic School and had a smooth and steady time. In a blink of an eye, they spent six years there. Every day, they studied and trained in order to fulfill their goals. In the school, Long Shiyan had continued to improve over time.
Six years later, within the Continent’s Magical Beast Forest.
The sun was shining, penetrating the dense jungle. However, the thick canopy only allowed bits of light to seep through. At noon, three teenagers surrounded a campfire, grilling magical beast meat. Their three pairs of eyes almost became completely round.
They swallowed their saliva.
Although they felt embarrassed, they held a variety of weapons while waiting. Clearly, they had just experienced a big battle, and now their stomachs were grumbling.
“Edgar, are you done yet?! I’m starving to death…” A handsome red-haired teenager sat cross-legged on the ground with a staff on his thigh. He wore a ripped short-sleeved shirt that exposed his bulging muscles. However, a bitter expression was plastered on his face.
“Indeed, Edgar. Although this God loathes the red-haired creature next to him, this God can’t help but agree with his words this time. Hurry up, this God’s stomach is out of control. It must accept the sacrifices of you two inferior folks. If not, then you both will be punished by the Beast God.” Next to the red-haired boy was a dashing youth with ox horns.
“Calm down! Calm down!” The teenager donning a straw hat had a pale face. “You have to be patient or the food will be ruined. This is what the old head of the group often said, so calm down.”
The red-haired teenager said with a glum face. “You said it was going to be easy, but I was about to die. I barely managed to escape from the ant wave. Furthermore, the chances of me meeting the woman of my dreams are nearly nonexistent. I feel like my future is grim.”
The dashing youngster with horns leaned on an enormous awe-inspiring sword. He faintly frowned. “The Magical Beasts Forest is so dangerous, yet I am so weak. If I am eaten by some kind of magical beast, then I will be very miserable. The Beast God will certainly punish me and I am worried that the power of the Beast God within my body will go berserk. The aftermath of that will not be something that the two of you and I myself included can take.”
The teenager wearing a straw hat cut through the golden meat with a sharp knife as the meat suddenly overflowed with a strong aroma. He smiled. “Ox-head, I don’t think that the Old Head of the Group is worried about you right now. But you should still worry about yourself.” After he said that, he cut a piece of meat and tried it.
When the two saw Edgar open his mouth, the horned youth’s claws immediately stretched out but was stopped by the straw hat boy’s knife. The ox-headed man spoke indignantly, “Hateful Edgar, you’re merely a low-level creature, yet you dare offend this God. Do you know what kind of horrible things will soon happen to you?”
(TLN: The characters they use for the ox beastman directly translates to ox-head, so I’m not sure whether his head is an ox or he’s just a beastman with ox horns. Most likely the latter, but I will translate it as “ox-head.”)
The red-haired teenager was also resentful. “Edgar, you are too inhumane. I want to let you know that…” Before the red-haired boy finished, the boy wearing a straw hat sealed his mouth with his hand. He whispered, “Don’t talk, just listen.”
“Thump! Thump! Thump!”
The footsteps were getting closer and closer to them.
Both of them widened their eyes and looked at the teenager wearing a straw hat. After a while, they whispered, “Is that an earth bear or a silver-colored tyrannosaurus?”
The ox-headed man said, “The Beast God told us that no matter what kind of thing it is, we can’t beat it. There is only one way to survive, which is to escape.”
The teenager with a straw hat adjusted his hat and pointed to the red-haired boy. He then gestured at himself. Next, he pointed at a certain direction. All three men tacitly nodded.
After obeying the orders, the ox-horned man quickly stood up. He picked up the red-haired boy with one hand and grabbed his big sword with his other. Once the smoke disappeared, the teenager wearing a straw hat carried the roast pig and quickly followed. After they disappeared, a huge black bear came out from the bushes. Its nose twitched as it constantly sniffed.
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