Chapter 41 – The Soul Attachment of a Silver Dragon (III)
The tall man nodded and said, “Has there been any news from Dark Phoenix?”
Krishna answered, “After the arrival of the latest news, she had not gotten in touch with me. I can tell that she is still very resistant towards us. If Dark Phoenix really succeeds in killing Silvio, will you hand over the position to her?”
The tall man’s voice suddenly became glacial. “This is my matter; do not ask any more. Communicate to Dark Phoenix that if no opportunity arises, she is to return. Regardless of what is said, she is my daughter. I do not want any harm to come to her.”
Krishna disdainfully snorted. “You have already injured her deeply a long time ago. At times, I think you really are very hypocritical.”
The tall man suddenly stood up from his seat, intense violet light exploding from his body. “Krishna, do you want to fight with me?”
Krishna sneered and responded, “No, of course not. After all, we stand on the same battlefront. In fact, I was just speaking a line of truth, that’s all.” With a flash of darkness, his slender body quietly disappeared into the wall like Emerson.
The dangerously strong violet light gradually vanished. The tall man’s eyes flashed with luster akin to the arctic ice.
“You’re all here!” To his surprise, when Ye Yin Zhu returned to the dormitory, he discovered that not only did Sura come back, Xiang Luan and Hai Yang were here as well. The three of them were sitting together chatting about something.
Upon seeing Ye Yin Zhu arrive, Xiang Luan hastily stood and spoke with a troubled tone, “Yin Zhu, are you alright? I heard that the people of Silver Dragon City had come to bother you.”
Ye Yin Zhu smiled and shook his head, saying, “I’m alright! Uncle Silvio took very good care of me. Nothing will happen. Ten days from now, I will go to Silver Dragon City for a visit.”
Xiang Luan was slightly shocked as she repeated, “Ten days from now? When did Silver Dragon City become so easy to negotiate with?”
Ye Yin Zhu’s gaze shifted to Hai Yang as he explained, “This is many thanks to Generalissimo Seedorf as he deterred the other side and gave me ample time. Senior Hai Yang, you won’t fault me for telling the matter of your medical treatment to Generalissimo Seedorf, right?”
Hai Yang was exceptionally intelligent and had naturally understood with clarity why Ye Yin Zhu had been allowed to stay for as long as ten days. She lightly shook her head. “Why would I blame you.” Compared to when they had first become acquainted, Hai Yang’s iciness had lessened significantly. Although she still dressed as she originally did, her current self had become more confident, and her complexion was not as wan as before.
As the Violet Bamboo Divine Needles unceasingly pierced her body during the treatment, the curse-corroded scar was no longer as lifeless as it previously had been, though it had yet to subside fully. It seemed as if every cell had been invigorated. Various kinds of sensations arose constantly. Hai Yang was indeed very strong, for regardless of any pain, numbness, ache, or itch, she endured it all alone. This attribute of hers helped Ye Yin Zhu understand her better, and he couldn’t help but hold great admiration of her.
Ye Yin Zhu said, “There is still one final treatment left. This treatment will be somewhat different from the others. I will use the Violet Bamboo Divine Needles and force the poison to completely discharge from your face with dou qi. In addition, I will pour powerful life aura into your face, causing your scar to heal by itself. After this final acupuncture treatment, you might be completely healed in approximately a month’s time. When the moment comes, I currently cannot guarantee the result, but from previous situations of stimulus, you might possibly regain your original features.”
Hai Yang smiled faintly, her large, clear eyes staring at Ye Yin Zhu as she said, “Regardless of whether or not it is successful, I thank you for your assistance. In the future, if you have anything that requires my help, I will definitely not refuse.”
Ye Yin Zhu crinkled his brows slightly and said, “Senior, we are classmates, and we can also be considered as friends. Is there a need to formulate a basis for this beneficial exchange of mutual assistance?”
Hai Yang stared blankly at him for a moment before her charming face flushed slightly. She said, “I, I didn’t mean that. Don’t misunderstand.”
To the side, Xiang Luan giggled. “That what did you mean!”
Hai Yang hastily replied with embarrassment, “Older Sister Xiang Luan, why are you teasing me as well.”
Ye Yin Zhu said, “Senior Hai Yang, there are still nine more days before the last acupuncture treatment. Because this is the last treatment, it is very important. I cannot receive any disturbances that day, so it can only be us two during the acupuncture treatment. I will ask Sura to act as our guard. There is an important matter I must warn you of first. During this acupuncture treatment, I might need to position needles further down your body. I hope you can mentally prepare yourself.”
“Ah?” Hai Yang couldn’t help but be alarmed upon hearing Ye Yin Zhu. Staring at him, her complexion became even redder. How could she not understand the meaning in Ye Yin Zhu’s words?
Xiang Luan placed both hands on her hips and glared at Ye Yin Zhu. “Repulsive boy, you aren’t wanting to take advantage of Hai Yang, right?” Just as she said this, she couldn’t help but recall that day in the main hall of the Milan Imperial Palace when Ye Yin Zhu had accidentally molested her and touched the two most treasured places of her body. Her beautiful face inadvertently reddened as well.
Ye Yin Zhu firmly said, “Senior Xiang Luan, am I that sort of man? The only way for the rest of the poison to successfully flush out through all the meridians in the body is for me to continuously switch needles in and out.”
Xiang Luan looked Ye Yin Zhu up and down. Although she believed him in her heart, for some unknown reason, her mouth was deliberately making things difficult for him. “That is very difficult to say.”
Hai Yang lightly tugged on Xiang Luan’s sleeve and said, “Older Sister Xiang Luan, I believe him.” After she said this line, she hastily lowered her head, not daring to look at Ye Yin Zhu.
Xiang Luan sighed and looked at Hai Yang with a smile, yet not. She exclaimed, “When a girl is of age, she must be married off! It seems that our little Hai Yang’s heart has been tempted to love as well.”
Ye Yin Zhu awkwardly looked at the two girls, momentarily not knowing what he should say. He had a rough understanding of the feelings between a man and a woman through reading romance novels. He had seen many beautiful women. Xiang Luan, Hai Yang, and even Anya all had favorable impressions in his heart, but it had not been said in those romance novels that having a racing heartbeat upon seeing them would be like electrocuting anesthesia. After all, he wasn’t even seventeen yet. As far as romance was concerned, he was still in a very ignorant phase, unlike girls who mature early.
Ke—ke— Sura coughed lightly and interjected, “Are both Seniors staying for the meal?”
Hai Yang hastily stood up and said, “No, we need to return.” After she said this, she seemed to flee to the doorway. Xiang Luan grimaced at Ye Yin Zhu before catching up to Hai Yang.
Just as Hai Yang reached the doorway, she suddenly stopped. Without turning her head around, she said, “I, I will come here, seeking you, nine days from now.” After she finished speaking, she immediately fled.
Ye Yin Zhu yelled out in the two girls’ direction, “Remember to come at noon! Yang energy is vigorous at that time and thus most suitable for acupuncture!”
Sura slowly walked up to the door and closed it. He turned around to say to Ye Yin Zhu, “When all is said and done, do you like Hai Yang or Xiang Luan better. In any case, you cannot like them both, okay? I can tell that they both have very favorable impressions of you.”
Ye Yin Zhu stared blankly for a moment and said, “I naturally like them both.”
Sura violently turned around, his eyes filled with astonishment and ice. “Like them both? Ye Yin Zhu, I didn’t expect you to unexpectedly be this sort of person.”
Ye Yin Zhu, befuddled, said, “Sura, what’s going on with you? Your complexion is so unsightly. Which sort of person are you saying I am?” As he said this, he had walked up to Sura and pressed his right hand to Sura’s cold forehead. “You don’t have a fever! It’s unlike you to speak nonsense.”
“You…” Sura slapped Ye Yin Zhu’s hand away. “A person’s heart is finite. How can you possibly like two girls at the same time? This, this kind of thing, they will not be happy and can only suffer because of you.”
Ye Yin Zhu foolishly stared at Sura. “Where is your mind thinking to? I said like as in friends! I like them, and I also like you. I like all my friends! Don’t tell me that you were speaking of that kind, like those between a man and a woman? That is love, not like. Heavens! Sura, your thinking is too complicated. I’m only sixteen.”
Sura sneered. “Pretend, continue pretending. Do you still need to pretend in front of me? Don’t tell me that you haven’t felt a bit of this love for either Xiang Luan or Hai Yang? No matter what you say, Senior Xiang Luan is, after all, the most beautiful woman of our Milan Institution for Magic and Martial Arts.”
Ye Yin Zhu helplessly said, “Senior Xiang Luan is indeed very beautiful. I don’t know if it’s because my age is too young or because of something else, but when I first met her, I indeed found her appearance attractive, but after getting to know everyone more, she is like you, also my friend! I haven’t felt that feeling described in romance novels. As for Senior Hai Yang, I merely think she is very pitiful. Her beauty spoiled since she was a child, to a girl, this blow is tremendous! So, I must help her with all my strength, hoping that she can resemble Senior Xiang Luan and be happy every day. Only, Sura, you seem to have a very high understanding of the affairs of a man and woman!”
Sura’s face flushed as he lowered his head, a cheerful look flashing through his eyes. “What understanding? We are friends. I merely don’t want you to stand with each foot in a different boat, that’s all.”1
Ye Yin Zhu unhappily remarked, “You slandering me like this; shouldn’t it deserve a punishment?”
Sura raised his head to look at him and giggled. He replied, “What punishment?”
Ye Yin Zhu chuckled and said, “How about this; my clothes will also be taken care of and washed by you. Aren’t I very magnanimous.”
Sura kicked Ye Yin Zhu’s leg, scaring Ye Yin Zhu into rapidly falling back. Sura glared at him and said, “Yin Zhu, you have been corrupted by bad examples. It seems that in the royal library, you must not have read good books.”
“Wronged! Aren’t I studying all kinds of knowledge?! Interpersonal relationships are included in this! If you are unwilling, I’ll wash them myself.”
Sura curled his lips and grudgingly said, “I fear you.2 I have long been your housekeeper anyways. If I must wash, I’ll wash. I’ll go prepare dinner now.”
Ye Yin Zhu looked at Sura with slight amazement. He had actually been joking and didn’t expect Sura to actually, genuinely agree. He couldn’t help but exclaim in admiration, “Sura, sometimes I really feel as if you are a perfect person. If you were a girl, I certainly would not let you slip away. Books say that marrying a wife is to marry virtue. If you were such a wife, then I will die happy.”