Chapter 14 – Music from Heaven
Mo Yanyu suddenly stopped.
The four warriors from the Mo family, who followed her out of the thick forest, were filled with a heavy look on their face.
On the ground, lied Master Karu’s corpse which was still warm. However, the corpse had already been deprived of all its Profound Qi, and lay there dry as a mummy.
Looking at the scene, all four warriors stood by Mo Yanyu’s side with terror in their eyes. One of them came up to Mo Yanyu after some hesitation, and said “Miss Mo…”
Mo Yanyu was trembling. After a while, she replied with a frown, “Stop the chase.”
“But Miss…” The warrior wanted to add something.
“Master Karu had already achieved the Second Sky of the Nascent Realm, the same level as me. Moreover, he had far more fighting experience than me.” Mo Yanyu shook her head with a hopeless look, “I don’t know how he killed Master Karu. But this means that he is capable of killing any of us right now. If we keep chasing him, we probably won’t even be able to make it back to the Merchant Union.”
“So we just let him go like this? Miss Mo, we have spent a lot of money in order to get Master Karu to work for us!” That warrior said in a low voice.
“So Li Tian, if we don’t give up, can you come up with a better idea?”
That warrior suddenly went silent.
Mo Yanyu kneeled down beside the cold corpse of Master Karu. She searched through his body and cursed in a low voice, “Shit! That bastard has taken everything from Master Karu, all the medicine and medical books. This time we are literally here for nothing.”
All the other four warriors went silent together; they didn’t dare to say anything.
“Go back to Johnson! From now on, we must act in groups. No individual movement is allowed!” Mo Yanyu took a deep breath. Then, she stood up and turned back to the way they came. From that moment, she hated Shi Yan’s guts.
On the other side, Shi Yan was still running for his life in the Dark Forest.
The bloodthirst was still running wild inside his body. It was devouring his consciousness bit by bit. The negative energy of madness, brutality and bloodthirst was invading his mind uncontrollably. Gradually, his sight blacked out and his body felt on the verge of a breakdown from the wild energy.
At that moment, he was extremely weak and tired. He couldn’t gather any strength in his arms or legs. He must avoid a fight with anyone. Otherwise, he would be dead for sure.
Shi Yan wasn’t sure how long he could hold on. He never expected his body to react in such a strange way, so he had made no contingency plans.
The wild bloodthirst inside his mind finally exploded. Shi Yan was panting heavily as he totally lost his sight. There was only one voice in his head, whispering, repeating the same word, “Kill! Kill! Kill! Kill! Kill!”
Shi Yan knew that before long, he will have lost all his sanity, and become a mindless bloodthirsty beast. He would be filled with the intent to kill.
A beautiful music suddenly flew into Shi Yan’s ears from a distance. The music was like water drops falling onto a jade plate, like the wind shuttling through a silk curtain. It was as soft as a bird flapping its wings, as light as a gentle stream flowing through a quiet forest. The music was so beautiful, so peaceful, as if it flew down from Heaven.
The beautiful music was like a soft hand soothing his heart. It had taken away all his bloody and crazy desire. Slowly, it also helped Shi Yan regain his sanity, which was on the brink of breakdown.
Thanks to that soft and soothing music, Shi Yan gradually regained his sanity before he lost his mind. He slowly walked in the direction of that music with an intoxicated look on his face. He felt like his whole body was soaking in that beautiful music, and all the bloodlust inside his body had totally disappeared.
In a small valley full of unique flowers and special plants, Shi Yan saw a beautiful figure playing the zither. She was just sitting cross-legged in the middle of the flowers. She slightly lowered her head and was completely putting herself into the music, unaware of Shi Yan’s presence.
Shi Yan moved closer and closer and stopped around 100 meters away from her back. He stood there and was flabbergasted with the beautiful figure in front of him. He stood there with closed eyes, trying to immerse himself in the beautiful sound of zither.
After a while, the sound of zither gradually slowed down, and finally stopped.
Shi Yan felt awakened from a pleasant dream. He found that his anger and bloodlust were completely gone, as if they had never existed!
However, his body still felt heavy. The intense pain in his chest was especially intense. It seemed that he was still suffering from that blow from Master Karu. Shi Yan concentrated his attention and could feel the flowing Profound Qi within his meridians. He could sense that his body was still processing the Profound Qi that he had absorbed from Master Karu.
The beautiful figure at distance slowly turned around with an ancient zither in her hands. She slightly frowned and looked straight at Shi Yan.
Shi Yan couldn’t help but tremble. His eyes were staring at the beautiful girl in front of him unceasingly. “So beautiful!” He unconsciously blurted out.
That girl was around 18 or 19 years old, dressed in a white overskirt. Her eyes were sparkling, her teeth were gleaming, her skin was soft and smooth, and her figure was delicate and slim. She could be described as a beautiful goddess from Heaven, but at the same time, also as the cute girl that lived next door. She was so perfect. Shi Yan couldn’t tell who was more beautiful, Mo Yanyu, or the girl in front of him.
The lovely girl gave Shi Yan a single glance. She then turned around in silence and walked slowly towards the little creek hundreds of meters away with the zither in her hands.
Shi Yan couldn’t help admiring the beautiful women in this world. Overall, he had only met two women in this world, but they were both so breathtaking, like one in a million.
“Miss! Thanks a lot for your beautiful music. Can I…” Seeing the girl was walking away from him, Shi Yan couldn’t help but shout.
“Hey, stop it! Enough is enough.”
Suddenly, a strong figure jumped from the giant ancient tree in front of Shi Yan. It was a middle-aged man with a hairy yellow face. He was wearing a grey-brown warrior’s outfit. He looked very tall and strong with a huge sword on his shoulder. But he didn’t look very serious, just standing in front of Shi Yan, looking at him with a weird smile on his face.
No doubt, Shi Yan was caught off guard. He instantly put on alert. Just by looking at him, he could clearly sense a terrifying energy from this yellow-faced man in front of him.
It didn’t take him long to understand that this yellow-faced man was definitely a warrior way above his level. The yellow-faced man was just looking at him, not intentionally releasing any energy to pressure him at all, but Shi Yan already felt like he was as untouchable as a steady mountain.
Shi Yan took a step back, showing that he didn’t come with any evil thoughts. Then he faked a smile and said, “The music that the beautiful miss played was so enchanting. I just can’t get enough. I stayed just to listen to more of her music, nothing else. Don’t worry.”
To Shi Yan, this girl had the most magical music skills. Her beautiful music could apparently help him control the bloody desire within his mind. Shi Yan was not sure when this craving for blood inside of him would come back again. Therefore, he was desperate to find something to help him control this ugly desire inside him body.
“I can tell that you are just a lustful guy, nothing else. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have let you live until now.” The yellow-faced man laughed, and said in a relaxed mood, “But here is not the place for you to be lustful. I suggest you get the hell away from us. Otherwise you will be in a lot of trouble.”
“OK, as you wish.” Shi Yan lifted both hands to show cooperation. He didn’t stay any longer. However, he took a glance at that beautiful figure in distance before turning around and leaving.
“Uncle Luo, I sensed a strong evil spirit in that man. Back then, his whole body was filled with a killing desire and he almost went berserk. However, after his bloodlust faded away, he dared to take such a lustful look at me. I guess he shouldn’t belong to the Dark World.” Mu Yu Die said with mild discomfort when she recalled Shi Yan’s lustful look at her.
That man… it seemed that he could never hide his desire from within.
Although there were other men who also wanted her, they would at least do it in secret or cover up their desires when they laid eyes on her. They wouldn’t expose their dirty thoughts to the world. However, that guy… he didn’t even try to cover up his lust for her in his eyes. What she saw in his eyes was a simple and straight-forward desire.
“He can’t be from the Dark World. The assassins sent by the Dark World were all Warriors of the Nascent Realm, but that guy was still an Elementary Realm Warrior.” Luo Hao laughed and said, “But interesting though, that guy was not even a Nascent Realm Warrior, but dare to dream about our beautiful princess who has already achieved the Third Sky. This guy has some balls. Haha!”
“Ah, I am still not sure when I can recover. Currently, I am powerless.” Mu Yu Die slightly sighed with her heart filled with sorrow, “Uncle Luo, if the assassins did come and you couldn’t defeat them, please just leave me behind. I… can rely on myself.”
“What is this nonsense?!” Hearing this, Luo Hao was apparently not very happy. He said with a firm voice, “We are not far away from the Merchant Union right now. If we can survive the next few weeks, one month at most, we can definitely get out of this Dark Forest. Once we reach the Merchant Union, the Dark World can’t do anything to hurt us.”
With a strange whistle from the distance. Before long, two men and a woman who dressed like a mercenary came out of the forest with a heavy look. The leader came up to Luo Hao and said, “Sorry Uncle Luo, we couldn’t keep up with the trackers from the Dark World.”
Luo Hao nodded, and said with a frown, “We must set out right now and choose a new location to rest. Otherwise, the assassins from the Dark World will soon find and surround us.”
The five of them did not stay for long. They quickly packed their stuff and left in a hurry.
Right after Shi Yan left the girl, the craving for blood slowly rose up again in his mind.
This unstoppable desire for blood may have something to do with the Profound Qi that Shi Yan got from Master Karu. Because Master Karu had the power of a Nascent Realm Warrior, his Profound Qi was mixed with too much negative energy. Therefore, it would take Shi Yan much more time and effort to purify his Profound Qi. While his meridians were processing Master Karu’s Profound Qi, these annoying negative energies would spill over from time to time and ignite his crazy desire for blood from inside his body.
But that girl’s music could help him control those wild desires, so he didn’t lose his sanity and fall into an abyss of craziness and chaos back then. However, his meridians were still working on purifying Master Karu’s Profound Qi. Until this process was completed, there was a pretty good chance that Shi Yan would fall into that bloody, crazy state again.
Before his body finished the purification of Master Karu’s Profound Qi, that beautiful girl could definitely be his cure to stay sane.
Knowing that another bloody urge was slowly creeping up on him, Shi Yan was overwhelmed by a bad feeling. After some hesitation, he still started walking towards that girl’s direction.
Only the beautiful music of that girl could help him to calm down. And only by following her steps, could Shi Yan get the chance to hear that Heaven-like sound again.