Female Protagonist is a Blackened Villainess (GL) - Chapter 26
Chapter 26: The Lolita’s Great Change
In the afternoon, the sun was setting, and the jungle quickly fell into the darkness. The wild beasts roared, the insects chirped, and the jungle was abundant with life. In the corner of the jungle, a little girl, who was approximately ten years old, was fleeing. Behind her was a huge leopard.
The leopard had three eyes and sharp teeth. Its speed was extremely fast. In the blink of an eye, it quickly charged towards the little girl, who was facing a large tree.
The little girl held a pair of swords as she rotated her body. When the three-eyed leopard approached, it suddenly opened its mouth and strong wind blades were shot out. The little girl’s expression slightly changed, and her twin swords crossed in order to block herself from receiving a fatal blow.
Although she successfully defended, she was also strongly blown away from the impact. She shot down from the tree and plunged into the clusters of grass. The three-eyed leopard firmly stood on the branch as it stared coldly upon the person underneath.
It opened its mouth as several wind blades were once again launched, cutting through complicated pathways and then flew towards its prey. Its ears stood up, but it could not detect the sound of her footsteps, not even her breathing.
Suddenly, the grass on the left side flickered, and a white shadow quickly rushed toward it. In a blink of an eye, a long sword slashed at its head. Rotating its body, it avoided the blow and used its tail to sweep at the girl. Dodging the tail, the little girl moved into the deeper depths of the grass and crouched near the big tree.
The three-eyed leopard roared as it seized the opportunity to end her. Its countless cyan wind blades quickly blasted towards the direction of the little girl as the surrounding flowers and trees were completely turned into pieces by the wind blades.
It could be seen that the leopard’s attacks were extremely formidable.
The little girl inserted her long sword into the ground, ornamental beads embedded in the hilt of the sword emitted a strong blue light. Then, countless of small tornadoes emerged around her and in an instant, they blocked the numerous wind blades.
After the end of this powerful magic showdown, everything within a ten-mile radius was broken into pieces as fragmented bark continued to drop down from the sky.
Among the dregs, the three-eyed leopard firmly stood on the ground with a cyan light shield in front of it. The leopard frigidly glared at the little girl, who was floating in the air.
The little girl had a shawl over her hair and a butterfly-knot hair ornament. Coupled with a delicate white face, she was extremely cute. However, her face was intimidating as her large pair of eyes were staring coldly at the dreadful leopard below, contrasting with her soft appearance.
Her lovely white feet were exposed in the air as she floated in the sky. With two long swords in her hands, two cyan wings were on her back. These wings completely penetrated her cloak, which was constantly being blown by the strong gust. Furthermore, her hair danced in the breeze.
The sky was slowly dimming as the visibility was getting lower and lower. She took out a pair of mysterious glasses and put them on, covering her sharp eyes.
The three-eyed leopard stared at her intensely for a while, then it roared a few times and fled. The little girl looked at the direction of its departure but did not dare to chase it. Instead, she just turned around and flew away into the depths of the jungle.
This person was Long Shiyan.
Long Shiyan escaped from the three-eyed leopard’s territory and found a valley with a safe environment to rest for a while. It was very beautiful as its rivers flowed. The butterflies danced, and the valley was filled with exotic flowers, which attracted people to them.
However, Long Shiyan was not entranced by those flowers. After finding a place to sit down, she took out a few beads and crushed them into dust. Sitting cross-legged, she began to meditate in order to restore her injured body and mental strength.
The sky was completely dark, and there were many magical beasts in the valley, but they did not dare to approach the area. Therefore, she had a safe resting location. After one night had passed and when the day became bright, the scar on her arm had completely recovered, and the bruise on her cute calves became their original white hue.
She opened her eyes and looked at the already risen sun. She patted her chest and couldn’t help but sigh. “I didn’t think it would be an eight-level magical beast! As expected, it was difficult to deal with!” If she didn’t have already prepared magic spells, she wouldn’t have known what the outcome would be. For whatever reason, her storage space did not work.
She was now a seventh-level star swordsman and magician. She was slightly weaker than eighth-level magical beasts. However, she could still defeat a general eighth-level human master. Of course, that was only limited to defeating as killing, on the other hand, would require more power.
After she separated with System Qian Qian, she walked towards the meeting spot. But she didn’t expect it to be far away as she encountered an eighth-level three-eyed leopard magical beast. It had to be said that she was really unlucky.
It could also be said that the inner area of the forest only contained sixth or seventh-level magical beasts, so running into an eighth-level magical beast really surprised her. However, she was able to escape from the leopard’s grasp, which made her proud.
Long Shiyan patted her hungry flat belly. She took a large round flat cake out of the spatial ring and stared at it for a while. However, she returned it back into the ring and sighed.
After staying in the Magical Beast Forest for three months, she had already grown tired of cake and beast meat.
While she did have magical beast meat, she was tired of eating it. She wanted to eat fish, after all, it was not easy to find a place with water, let alone an opportunity to bathe. Without a body of water nearby, how could she catch any fish to eat?
As she pressed on into the forest, her heartbeat remained calm. First, she wanted to collect her sword and put it into her storage space. But when she picked the sword up, she jolted.
The sword broke into two after a resounding screech. She quickly remembered that when she fought with the three-eyed leopard, she used her sword to block the powerful wind blade attacks. At that time, her blade seemed to have cracked, but she could not care about those cracks during the battle.
After the battle, did her Douqi enhancement fade away, causing her sword to finally break?
“What a terrifying wind blade!” Long Shiyan mumbled under her breath as she took out her sword. Looking carefully, besides the crack, the damage was not too serious and it could temporarily still be used.
Although the amount of money she paid for that sword pained her heart, Long Shiyan soon recovered. She quickly took off her ripped cloak and the rest of her clothing, revealing a cute and petite body. Following the creek, she stepped onto the cobblestones barefoot, running upstream.
There was a big lake in the upper reaches of the river. The lake was crystal clear and shallow as there were many fish swimming around. Many kinds of butterflies fluttered above the lake, creating a picturesque scenery. Long Shiyan observed the fish with a grin. She quickly jumped into the lake and bathed while catching fish.
Around noon, she grilled some fish to eat.
The forest in the valley wasn’t very lush, so the sunshine could penetrate into the area. But because of the magical red fog of the valley, the ultraviolet rays weren’t strong while the air in the valley was comfortable.
Long Shiyan packed up her goods and then stood with her new long swords in hand. However, the two swords were of different sizes, one long and one short, which did not match her size. At this moment, she chose not to fly with the wind magic because she was mentally depleted. Consuming too much magic in this dangerous Magical Beast Forest was really fatal.
She stepped out of the valley and continued on her journey towards the center of the forest.
However, once her foot stepped on a branch, she stopped. Then, her knees bent and she hurriedly leaped towards the other direction. After jumping, her original position was littered with countless arrows.
Long Shiyan pulled back and hid next to the big tree without delay as she didn’t dare to budge.
Was there only one? Were there two? Perhaps three? What were their levels? Long Shiyan couldn’t predict any of these as she could only wait and see for now.
A man in black attire appeared in the place she was originally at as he observed for places where she could hide. He walked around, holding a dagger in one hand and a huge parcel in the other.
Long Shiyan probed him, looking at his attire. If this person was the assassin, then there must be an archer in a remote location. Supposing that this assassin was prepared, then the outcome of their battle would end disastrously for her.
The man in black suddenly halted and detected her whereabouts. Hehe. He smiled. “You don’t need to hide, little girl. I already know where you are.”
Long Shiyan knew she couldn’t hide. A weapon emerged from her hand as she appeared from behind the tree. She indifferently watched him.
“Little girl, give up your spatial ring and we won’t make things difficult nor will we bully you. We’ll also let you go.” The man in black clothing nonchalantly smirked, but in his hand was a dagger, revealing that he was wary of her.
Those who could survive in the Magical Beast Forest should not be underestimated.
This girl could fight with an eighth-level magical beast and escape, so her combat power shouldn’t be low. Originally, they wanted to take advantage of her injury and low mental strength by tracking and killing her. But they did not expect for her to escape into the Poisonous Butterfly Valley.
Those butterflies may seem beautiful and harmless, but they were extremely poisonous. They didn’t dare to approach as they could only wait at the mouth of the valley. They did not expect that she really could leave safely. Sure enough, there were many treasures on her.
Also, they didn’t know which influential family this genius had come from.
“Uncle, stop laughing. Where is the spatial ring in question? As you can see, I don’t have any rings on any of my fingers. If you want to bully me, then I have to call for my master.” Long Shiyan smiled fearlessly.
“Who’s the uncle? I’m only twenty years old!” The man in black was dissatisfied with her, but he decided to let the matter go. Indeed, this girl’s ability must be extremely high and she must have many treasures in order to remain alone in the Magical Beast Forest. Considering how she might have guardians, her identity shouldn’t be insignificant as she was probably the child of a great family. If she really had a master, then things will become complicated.
“Which family ordered you assassins to come here? You targeted me, but you overestimate your skills. Not mentioning my master, your archers won’t even be able to kill me. I’m insane enough to kill you guys just for fun,” she said. She pointed her long sword towards the sky as the beads embedded in the sword’s hilt flashed with intense blue light.
“Doesn’t it take time and effort to prepare magic? How is this possible!” The man in black attire looked at her incredulously, subconsciously stepping back and gritting his teeth. Then, the assassins fled quickly.
Long Shiyan watched as they departed, secretly sighing in her heart. She was glad that they didn’t think too hard but instead fled quickly. However, she understood that she only temporarily scared off the assassins and that they will be back soon.
The reason why the Magical Beast Forest was dangerous wasn’t just because of the magical beasts but also due to human beings, in other words, the assassins.
Assassins and mercenaries were the most common organizations who enter the Magical Beast Forest. Their purposes were similar since they wanted to obtain magical beast cores and money.
However, the difference was that mercenaries generally only plunder magical beast cores, or just get hired by employers and complete their employer’s tasks. Furthermore, they were free to choose what they wanted to do. On the other hand, assassins were forces that usually large families would personally cultivate and train. The purpose of this was to cultivate their powers, like the Long family, and so on.
The families would pick out some slaves or those who sold themselves, make a contract, and teach them magic and Douqi. After undergoing constant training where the weaker ones would be eliminated, the assassins would need to take a final assessment. However, it was too costly to train people at a certain level. Therefore, after they reached a certain level, they would be sent to the Magical Beast Forest to gather their own resources themselves.
In this way, they could train ordinary people into seventh-level swordsmen. However, it would sacrifice thousands of people to produce very few strong warriors. It was easily conceivable how cruel this method was.
Assassins could assassinate others while others could murder the assassins or steal their targets. In the forest, the battlefields would change rapidly.
Of course, not all assassins were cultivated by influential forces. Some mercenaries were part-time assassins, so it was not impossible for them to hunt their peers. This was the so-called situation where it was every man for himself.
There was only one purpose of these betrayals and endeavors, which was for money.
Now that they discovered Long Shiyan’s spatial ring, they will soon seek ways to surround her and seize it. As she expected, they began to shift their movements and, once again, pursued Long Shiyan after she had escaped some distance away from her original position. She had to find a way to exterminate these assassins before she met up with Zi Linglong. The head of the Holy Spirit Magic School had enough strength to deal with these assassins. Since she was number three in strength and a student at the school, it might be possible for her to get the school’s help in order to make these assassins disappear.
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