Heading to Vermillion Bird City
Translator/Editor: Mr Voltaire
In the Western side of the world, at an unknown place.
On the screen was the scene of Ling Tian battling the Sword Emperor. The massive waves that were created were not limited to just China, but also attracted the attention of many players outside of China, especially…
The woman turned off the screen, and muttered that name. She slowly stood up, and under the light from outside the window illuminated her hair, revealing a red glow.
“I finally found you. This time, I won’t let you escape!”
It was already quite late, and Xiao Qi, Su’Er, Mu Bing Yao had already gone offline. Yun Meng Xin continued to train in the Plains Region by herself. Because she was quite an independent person, just because someone strong like Ling Tian helped her, she wouldn’t casually relax. Since she was young, she knew that the only person she could rely on was herself. Although she was a woman, she definitely would not allow this to become an excuse for her to be weak… even if it was in terms of battle power. The profession and weapons Ling Tian gave her provided her with a good foundation, but even so, she wouldn’t allow herself to grow complacent.
The Phantasmal Bladedancer class was originally created by a woman, so the skills were all especially beautiful… however, despite being beautiful and aesthetic, the skills were still powerful and deadly. As Yun Meng Xin danced with her twin swords, her body spun and her clothes fluttered in the wind. From afar, it looked as if there was a beautiful celestial dancing. Long Tian Yun stood far away, gazing at the scene. His subordinates did the same, their eyes glued on the elegant figure in the distance. A gust of cold wind blew past, and they shivered as they lowered their heads. This was the woman who the young master had his eyes on; even if they had 100 times their courage, they wouldn’t dare to have any thoughts about her.
Clap! Clap! Clap!
Long Tian Yun clapped, as he walked forwards, exclaiming loudly, “So it was you, Meng Xin. I just knew that apart from you, there would not be anyone else in this world who could look so beautiful.”
Long Tian Yun’s voice caused Yun Meng Xin to frown. She put away her twin swords, and turned around, calmly saying, “Long Tian Yun, it’s you.”
Naturally, she didn’t believe that Long Tian Yun appearing here was a mere coincidence.
“Meng Xin, you can call me big brother Yun, just like you did when we were younger. It sounds much more affectionate that way.” Long Tian Yun said while smiling.
Yun Meng Xin did not reply, instead saying, “It’s already late. I need to rest, so if you have anything to say, please say it now.”
Yun Meng Xin’s coldness caused Long Tian Yun to sigh, “Meng Xin, we haven’t seen each other for a while now. I know that you’ve been consciously avoiding me. Today, I just have some things that I want to ask you; I won’t waste too much of your time. You should know that I would never do anything to make you unhappy.”
After speaking, he turned around, and signalled his subordinates. The people behind him all immediately retreated far away. Facing Meng Xin’s coldness, he instead decided to be calm and gentle. The only person who could make Long Tian Yun like this was Yun Meng Xin. After seeing Yun Meng Xin’s beauty, any person would understand this.
Yun Meng Xin knew that Long Tian Yun was someone who never gave up until he got what he wanted. She could already guess what Long Tian Yun wanted to ask her. As such, she calmly asked, “What is it?”
Long Tian Yun nodded, saying, “Meng Xin is extremely intelligent, so I’m sure you can already guess I want to ask… Indeed, I want to ask something about Ling Tian. Recently, I’ve heard that Ling Tian and Meng Xin have been quite close, and that he has already decided to join Meng Xin’s “Heart’s Dream”.”
Yun Meng Xin: “……”
“I know Ling Tian came to help Meng Xin reject me, haha…” Long Tian Yun laughed self-mockingly, “Meng Xin must be unhappy with me asking about these things, I believe. However, Meng Xin should know that Ling Tian is now my enemy- many of the things he did went past my bottom-line. Meng Xin should know the sorts of things I absolutely cannot stand. So, I want to know what the relationship is between Meng Xin and Ling Tian? If I moved against Ling Tian, what would be Meng Xin’s reaction?”
Yun Meng Xin raised her eyebrows. Long Tian Yun didn’t ask her about Ling Tian’s background. It seemed that he already understood that she did not know either. After thinking for a short while, she expressionlessly replied, “You can do whatever you want. I’m just a powerless woman who can be ignored; why would my opinion matter? How could I prevent Alliance Master Long from acting against someone?”
Long Tian Yun laughed as he shook his head, “As long as Meng Xin wanted it, countless men would risk their lives for Meng Xin- how can this be called powerless? Alright, since Meng Xin doesn’t seem to care too much about this, then I won’t need to hold back in dealing with Ling Tian. By the way, Meng Xin, this Ling Tian’s background is unknown, and seems to be a shady character- it’s best if you’re careful around him. This sort of person would never help someone else for free.”
“I already know what his purpose is… it’s getting late, so if you don’t have anything to say, I’ll be leaving.” After speaking, she turned, preparing to leave.
Long Tian Yun sighed again, “I know that he’s helping you so that he can have you. If he can help you win your bet, you’ll marry him. And I know that you’ve already agreed…”
Yun Meng Xin stopped walking. A look of confusion appeared on her face, but it quickly disappeared. She replied, “With your intelligence gathering skills, there isn’t anything that can be hidden from you. Since you already know anything, why did you still come to ask?”
Long Tian Yun inhaled, then spoke in a hurt tone, “Ling Tian is indeed quite powerful. I know very well that powerful men tend to attract women. However, Meng Xin, in order to reject me, you actually agreed to such a request of someone whose background isn’t even known… do you really despise me that much?”
“I… don’t have any reason to despise you,” Yun Meng Xin shook her head, “What I want is the freedom to decide my own fate. If Ling Tian is able to help me escape from your chains, then I would agree to anything.”
Long Tian Yun raised his head, and slowly exhaled while looking at the sky, then lowered his head. He spoke as he gazed at Yun Meng Xin from behind, “Meng Xin, I’ve never forced you before… though I may have unintentionally given you some pressure. However… one day, Meng Xin, you will understand how I feel towards you, and understand that in this world, I am the only one good enough for you. No one else has the qualifications to have you… including Ling Tian. Even if you’re not happy about it, I will definitely prevent the ‘deal’ between you and Ling Tian.”
After speaking, Long Tian Yun turned to leave.
Yun Meng Xin stood where she was, then suddenly turned around after a few seconds, saying, “Long Tian Yun, there’s one thing that you’re right about- powerful men attract women. This applies to me as well. The only men I like are those who are strong and powerful. In my eyes, at least right now, Ling Tian is much more powerful than you- after all, at least half of your ‘power’ comes from your family. In contrast, Ling Tian’s power comes purely from himself. This is something that you cannot deny. If you want me to marry you, your own power needs to be at least greater than his. Using other people, or low-handed tricks will only make me look down on you.”
Long Tian Yun stopped walking, and clenched his fists tightly.
The only girl he had ever had his eyes on had actually said that he was far inferior to another man. This caused Long Tian Yun, who had always arrogantly stood above everyone else to experience a sour feeling in his heart. His body tensed, and he didn’t reply, continuing to walk into the distance. Yun Meng Xin had also disappeared. She wondered where Long Tian Yun had received this ‘information’ from…
“Ling Tian, now that the Yan Huang Alliance has issue a kill-on-sight command for you, you have to stay hidden! The Yan Huang Alliance will definitely be keeping an eye on the Revival Centres of major towns and cities, so make sure you disguise yourself if you use Teleport Scrolls!”
As soon as Ling Chen logged on, he was bombarded with a series of warnings and reminders from Yun Feng. Ling Chen casually replied, “Isn’t that as expected? Don’t worry, it’s not that easy to find me. Even if they do, it’s no big deal- it’ll just result in a bunch of their people dying.”
Ling Chen was probably the only person who could be so arrogant towards a kill-on-sight order from the Yan Huang Alliance. Yun Feng continued to remind him, “Just remember to be careful.”
Ling Chen didn’t pay too much mind to Yun Feng’s warnings and reminders. After all, there wasn’t a need to, as he would now be heading towards the Vermillion Bird City in the south, in order to find hope for Xi Ling. From this day, he would head south.
Opening the map of the Forgotten Continent, Ling Chen quickly found where the Vermillion Bird City on the map was. He calculated the distance between the Azure Dragon City and the Vermillion Bird City, then his average speed and playing time per day. If everything went well, he would reach Vermillion Bird City in about a month. After all, the Forgotten Continent was extremely vast, and going from the Azure Dragon City to the Vermillion Bird City would cover a distance of over one third of the entire Forgotten Continent.
Xi Ling could still hold on for a maximum of two months. Because it was very likely that his arrival at the Vermillion Bird City would be delayed by various factors, realistically, it would take him over a month to reach it. Moreover, he would also have to spend time looking for the Vermillion Bird itself.
Ling Chen closed the map, and started to take action. He first went to the Mayor’s Residence, and returned the gold he had borrowed, taking back the Title Deed for the land. He also asked about whether other players had enquired about buying or leasing that piece of land, and he was very satisfied with the Mayor’s answer. Afterwards, Ling Chen went to the Auction House to consign a few items, then walked out of Azure Dragon City, called out his Cloud Stepping Mare and rode towards the south.