Chapter 54 – Are You A Man?
Wen-Ren Chu-Chu spoke coldly, “How could the Land of Han-Yang deserve such a marvelous martial art!”
Ye Xiao indifferently replied, “If the technique Lady Chu-Chu is cultivating is unluckily the same one as the person that you are trying to save, then you will face the same problem yourself in the future…”
The Xiao Monarch suddenly started to thoroughly inspect her body from the head to the toes.
Wen-Ren Chu-Chu felt her hair stand on end, as though his eyes had unscrupulously stripped her of all of her clothes. She shouted, completely enraged, “What are you looking at?”
“Looking at your body’s… current condition… Hmmm. Lady Chu-Chu’s strength, Jing and Mai, and bones… You’re truly a martial arts prodigy rarely seen even in a thousand years. And, the most uncommon thing about you is… that you have a pure Yin female body.”
Ye Xiao praised unabashedly, “You’re truly a brilliant talent.”
Wen-Ren Chu-Chu was furious with him for his shameless gaze, but she was also shocked at the same time, [He… can actually see through my martial potential and natural endowment!]
“But it is a pity that…” Ye Xiao said, “The better your endowment and the better your talent, the faster your martial art will upgrade during cultivation. When it upgrades faster, it also means that you are dying faster. I really don’t know whether I should congratulate you or…”
Wen-Ren Chu-Chu was completely speechless.
[Does this guy… even know how to talk?]
Wen-Ren Chu-Chu’s expression was frigid as ice, without even the trace of a smile as she spoke blandly, “Brother Feng, there is only one thing that I want to hear from your mouth… Do you truly have a practical solution or not?”
What she meant was ‘I am not here to listen to your words about me dying early’.
“Why can’t you be patient? I am currently explaining the solution to you, am I not? How can I make you understand the solution without explaining the problem clearly? Fine. Let’s put it in a simple way. The solution mostly depends on the martial art that I am cultivating.” Ye Xiao spoke peacefully, “I am a dan-maker and the fire I use to make dan is totally different from the others. For that reason, I can make the legendary supreme dan… And my fire, which exists in the dan-makers’ myth, is the Purple Sky-fire!”
“The Purple Sky-fire?” Wen-Ren Chu-Chu frowned, furrowing her pretty eyebrows.
[Does this kind of fire really exist? It is not just a myth, is it?]
Ye Xiao was totally calm even though he had just made up a ‘myth’, and he said, “The Purple Sky-fire is the No.1 sky-fire in the world. It is the progenitor of the dan fire. If I wasn’t highly talented and lucky, I wouldn’t have found it… In other words, in the world, there is absolutely no other person who has this kind of dan fire!”
[ TL note: ‘dan fire’ is the fire that is used to make the dan beads.]
“Are you absolutely certain?” Wen-Ren Chu-Chu frowned.
“If there is another person who has the same skill as me, Lady Chu-Chu…” Ye Xiao spoke arrogantly, “I, Feng Zhi-Ling, can make a bet with you now. If there is another person like that, I swear I will spend my entire life making dan for you, at least one batch per month, with at least ten beads per batch, and every one of them will be a supreme dan bead with dan clouds!”
Wen-Ren Chu-Chu was observing his face. Her eyes flickered and her expression wavered.
Such a promise could totally make her heart tremble!
Among other things, just the words ‘every one of them will be a supreme dan bead with dan clouds’ could already thrill people to the point where their blood would boil!
It seems that the ‘Purple Sky-fire’ was truly a mythical fire!
“Since you have already said it to this extent, how can I not believe it?” Wen-Ren Chu-Chu said, “Just… Can I have a look at your Purple Sky-fire? Seeing is believing. I am sure you can at least fulfill this small request of mine!”
Ye Xiao said blandly, “Unfortunately, my dan fire is invisible. However, it can be sensed.”
“That is the main reason I am so confident.” Ye Xiao looked at her calmly, “That martial art I was talking about, I believe you have cultivated it into a certain level. I am afraid you are going to need the Regeneration Ink Lotus soon… How about this. I will first solve your crisis right here and let you feel it yourself… I will make sure that you won’t be needing the Regeneration Ink Lotus once i’m done, you will only require the Regeneration Jade Lotus when the time comes. You won’t doubt it if you experience it yourself, will you?”
Wen-Ren Chu-Chu took a deep breath, “Really?”
She had the kind of talent which made her a prodigy compared to all her fellow disciples. It was said that her cultivating rate was so high that even the departed founder of her sect couldn’t have rivaled it.
However, as Ye Xiao stated, the faster she cultivated, the closer she got to the crisis.
It might take three hundred years for others to reach the level that would cause a crisis to occur, but it might only take her ten years.
That thought had caused her many sleepless nights in the past.
The Regeneration Ink Lotus wasn’t something easy to find.
It was an extremely rare and inaccessible treasure.
Where could she get it?
That was a problem.
She thought that if the man in front of her could truly solve her problem, it would be much better to stay friends with him rather than capture him and force him to become a slave that made dan for her!
“Absolutely! As real as the gold and the silver!”
Ye Xiao felt relieved. He had at least passed through half of the dangerous situation.
Otherwise, with his present condition, as the girl was attentive and decisive, it was absolutely possible that this girl would take him to the Kingdom of Lan-Feng.
If that happened… it would be a real problem for him.
Wen-Ren Chu-Chu smiled softly again and reached her hand out to poke his body with her finger a few times. Ye Xiao felt relieved as an indistinct power surged into his body. The restriction on his body had finally been removed.
His martial arts returned to its natural condition and he was finally at ease.
Wen-Ren Chu-Chu smiled sweetly and performed an elegant bow, “Brother Feng, I apologize for offending you earlier. Please trust me. What I wanted to do at the beginning was to make friends with you. There was no other intention in my mind.”
“Of course I trust you.” Ye Xiao smiled sincerely – he lied without even blinking his eyes.
At the same time, he was thinking, “If I really trust you, I am the biggest fool in the world!”
Wen-Ren Chu-Chu’s temperament became enthusiastic towards Ye Xiao. She ordered her servants to prepare a meal, a grand meal actually, and treated him like a forefather indeed.
The soft wind.
The green willows.
The red flowers.
A man and a woman sat opposite to and looked at each other. A breeze was blowing causing the white silks surrounding them to flutter.
It was like a graceful scene taken straight out of a poem.
However the only blemish in this otherwise perfect scene was that both of them had unattractive appearances. It was more or less a killjoy…
“Brother Feng, how can this problem be solved? Could you please tell me something about it, so that I can be prepared, at least mentally.” Wen-Ren Chu-Chu raised her cup and said with a smile.
Ye Xiao coughed and said, “There is nothing to prepare really. The process is quite simple. You will only need to relax your whole body and let your power operate by itself. And then I will perform my Purple Sky-fire using my palm and place my hand on your belly where the dantian is located. The negative influence caused by your cultivation of that martial arts will be removed bit by bit after every cycle. Bit by bit, it will be wiped clean…”
He looked at Wen-Ren Chu-Chu and said, “I think your cultivation has reached quite a high grade, but it’s still not at the Grade of Tianyuan yet, right? If so, it will only take 36 cycles to remove the impact that has been accumulating during your cultivation… After this, you can safely continue with your cultivation. There will be no more negative influences during your cultivation until you reach the next key level, wherein you’ll need the Regeneration Jade Lotus to get through. My solution is going to have an effect instantly. You are the one who will be taking it, so you will feel it. There is no way I can fool you about this…”
Ye Xiao kept explaining about the process, but totally missed the blush on Wen-Ren Chu-Chu’s face. In fact, she was so embarrassed that, let alone her face, even her neck had turned beet red.
Her two small eyes were like agates.
[Relax my whole body? Your hand on my belly?
Wen-Ren Chu-Chu wanted to kick him to death!
[You actually spat that out like it didn’t even matter! But this is about the reputation of a girl! The belly of a girl. Do you think it is something a man can simply just… put his hand on?]
Poor Ye Xiao had been a virgin for two lifetimes. He had never cared about such ‘minor details’. So he kept talking with fervor as if nothing had happened, “Naturally, if you have already reached the Grade of Tianyuan, the time will be much longer. It will at least take 99 cycles. Besides, I will need to operate the Purple Sky-fire on both of my palms. One of them will be placed over your dantian producing suction, while the other will be placed on your tailbone producing a propelling force. One pulls while the other pushes; my two hands work cooperatively. That will make sure the impact of the cold inside your body will be completely removed.”
“Right. There is another thing that is important. That is you will not be allowed to wear anything. At least, the dantian and the tailbone are absolutely not allowed to be covered. Otherwise, the flow of cold will be reversed at any time. Once the cold starts to reverse, you will die instantly! You are an expert in cultivation. I don’t think I need to explain further, right?”
Ye Xiao finally finished his lecture. He raised his head and looked at Wen-Ren Chu-Chu’s face and found that she was already so bashful that her face had turned red; even her neck was red at the moment. She stared fiercely at him like she was going to swallow him.
“What’s wrong? Is there anything you still don’t understand?” Now Master Feng got confused.
“What’s wrong?! You tell me what’s wrong?!” Wen-Ren Chu-Chu finally exploded, “Feng Zhi-Ling! Answer me. Are you a man or not?”
Ye Xiao was stunned and said, “Ah? That… Can’t you tell? Do I need to prove it?”
Wen-Ren Chu-Chu meant to say was- Are you a man or not? Am I a woman or not? A distinction should be made between males and females and do yo know that?
However, she had just spoken out the first sentence before she felt too ashamed to complete her thoughts, and Feng Zhi-Ling simply countered her questions with questions of his own.
He even showed a confused look which showed innocence and surprise.
She suddenly felt like spitting out blood.