The Enlightened State Teacher (5)
As the third daughter of the Feng Family, s.h.i.+ Sheng had the responsibility to lead the team back. But she did not want to do with no matter what. After weighing the pros and cons, Wan Quan asked the elder of the side branch to lead them out of Demon Flame Ridge while he looked for Feng Qing Qing with that young lady.
Wan Quan took a glance at s.h.i.+ Sheng after he handed over the responsibilities. s.h.i.+ Sheng returned with a faint smile.
Wan Quan probably took a deep breath and left with the lady.
The disciples behind them were watching Wan Quan anxiously. They started a commotion one by one when he started leaving.
“Mentor Wan, are you going to leave us?”
It was evident that Wan Quan was their safety net.
The leader, Feng Wu coughed, “all right everyone, get ready. We’re leaving here.”
“Mentor Wan’s not with us. What happens if we run into a powerful mystical creature?”
“Don’t be ridiculous. We’ll get out of here safely.”
“I think we should wait for Mentor Wan…” someone suggested softly. The majority of them agreed to this suggestion.
“No way.” Feng Wu declined, “we need to get out as soon as possible. Don’t worry, we’re at the outskirt, so the mystical creatures’ rank won’t be higher than rank two. We can still handle it.”
s.h.i.+ Sheng spoke, “but I just met a rank five Heavenly Wolf Ape?”
The corner of Feng Wu’s mouth twitched, throwing s.h.i.+ Sheng a pleading look, “Third Miss, please don’t joke about this.”
“That’s right! We even met a rank-five mystical creature. How are we going to survive if we met encounter a more powerful creature?”
“I don’t want to die. Let’s follow Mentor Wan.”
“Mentor Wan is powerful enough to protect us.”
“Enough!” Feng Wu pulled out his pose as an elder and chided them, “if you guys stop talking so much, then we won’t attract the mystical creatures.”
Feng Wu disagreed with their suggestion. While the disciples were unhappy, none of them dared to follow after Wan Quan. They could only exit the Demon Flame Ridge with Feng Wu.
s.h.i.+ Sheng followed behind them without a care. She would give off an ‘I’m elegantly indifference, don’t talk to me’ vibe whenever someone approached her.
The disciples thought that it was strange. Did Third Miss change?
Third Miss was friendly in the past. She would respond to anyonewho spoke to her. Even if she did not reply to them, she would smile politely.
Unlike now, giving the ‘r.e.t.a.r.ded’ look at the drop of a hat.
“Are we there yet? How long have we been walking? we didn’t walk that far when we came in!”
“This is exhausting. I can’t walk anymore. Shall we rest here?”
“We should take a rest…”
The team was clamoring to rest. Feng Wu looked at the time, it was getting dark, he had no choice but to accept, “guys, hold on for a few more days, we’ll be out of Demon Flame Ridge soon.”
“What, a few more days…”
The complaining voices coming from everyone. s.h.i.+ Sheng nibbled on the fruit that she found out of nowhere and walked past everyone carefreely.
“Third Miss, where are you going?” Feng Wu called for s.h.i.+ Sheng, “you should stay with us. If you have anything, order someone to accompany you.”
Feng Wu thought that s.h.i.+ Sheng had to finish her personal issue and reminded her gently.
s.h.i.+ Sheng shoved the last bit of fruit into her mouth and chewed. She then replied to him after she swallowed the fruit, “it’s unsafe here.”
“Unsafe?” Feng Wu inspected around yet did not find anything strange, “Third Miss, did you see anything?”
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“Nope.” s.h.i.+ Sheng answered righteously.
Every disciple was asleep in the middle of the night. Even the disciple that was watching the night had a hard time staying awake.
Feng Wu sat under the tree s.h.i.+ Sheng was on. He was fighting his sleepiness while watching the surrounding with alarm.
However, he did not persist long. His eyelids were getting heavier as the drowsiness kept attacking him.
A he was about to fall asleep. Something fell above him and hit his shoulder. Feng Wu suddenly woke up with shock and inspected the surrounding cautiously.
It was quiet. Nothing was there.
Feng Wu looked at his shoulder bizarrely. nothing’s at his shoulder as well. Is that an illusion?
An impatient voice came from above, “go to sleep.”
Feng Wu looked up to see his Third Miss laid on the tree with the same position. The strange item in her hand was glowing faintly, reflecting the light on her face. Her gaze did not move away from that item.
“Third Miss?” did she say anything? He felt like he was hallucinating.
“I’ll watch the night.” s.h.i.+ Sheng said without a ripple in her voice. She did not care if Feng Wu was going to sleep or not.
Feng Wu stared at s.h.i.+ Sheng for a while and she ignored him. He then lowered his head to look at the surround. Although he was dying to sleep, he held on until the end.
I can’t let anything happen to Third Miss.
I can’t sleep.
Until it was almost dawn. Feng Wu only went to rest his eyes in peace after the well-rested disciples woke up.
However, he did not expect something to happen the moment he was able to rest.
A disciple was bitten by a venomous snake when he was taking care of his physical needs. The usual antidote was no use for the venom.
Feng Wu reminded them that everywhere in the Demon Flame Ridge was dangerous. But they let their guard down. Now that someone was about to lose their life, Feng Wu began to panic.
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