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Chapter 0683: The Changed Tian Muwan
A dozen meters away from Ning Cheng’s room, Shui Wuchang suddenly stopped. She bit her lip, seemingly hesitant to proceed.
Ning Cheng immediately felt his heart skip a beat. He immediately took out a few raw materials and started to refine a fake Perpetual Moon Time Key with the quickest possible speed. Ning Cheng did not bother about the grade; instead, he continued to lay down all the restrictions he knew so that no one could detect that it might be a fake with his or her Spiritual Consciousness.
He had just finished refining the Perpetual Moon Time Key when Ning Cheng felt the restriction on the door tremble. Ning Cheng’s Spiritual Consciousness swept out but found only Shui Wuchang standing alone.
“Senior Apprentice Sister Shui….” After waiting for almost a dozen breaths, Ning Cheng opened the restriction and called out with a respectful voice.
Shui Wuchang walked into Ning Cheng’s room and, with a backhanded motion, helped Ning Cheng activate the restriction over the door once again, and look at Ning Cheng in a daze.
“Senior Apprentice Sister Shui, you….” Ning Cheng truly felt confused. He could not understand why Shui Wuchang came here and looked at him in such a manner.
Shui Wuchang suddenly smiled, “Big Brother Ning, my father has already decided things for me. In a few days, Big Brother Duan will be my Dao Companion for life.”
Ning Cheng couldn’t help but think to himself that this Duan Gantai really had some skills to his name. Despite the looks, he still managed to gain Shui Caiqiao’s favour.
“Senior Apprentice Sister Shui and our family’s Young Master Duan are a perfect match. Congratulations to Senior Apprentice Sister Shui.” Ning Cheng quickly cupped his fists and congratulated her.
Shui Wuchang gave out a sigh, as a trace of loneliness flashed past her eyes. However, she did not speak.
Ning Cheng could only follow in silence. He truly couldn’t figure out Shui Wuchang’s intent. Ning Cheng absolutely did not believe that Shui Wuchang would ‘fall in love’ with him at first sight and came here to secretly confess to him. Ning Cheng understood he was not an earth-shatteringly handsome man, or someone with a unique disposition within the heaven and earth, that women would be dying to throw themselves at him.
After a long time, Shui Wuchang finally spoke up, “My father invited Big Brother Duan to chat. Big Brother Ning…… have you followed Big Brother Duan for a long time? Can you tell me something about him?”
Ning Cheng felt a little speechless at this. Did she come here to inquire about Duan Gantai’s feet? However, he honestly knew nothing much about this fellow.
“Senior Apprentice Sister Shui, Elder Brother Duan is very talented and quite generous with his wealth… I’m willing to follow Elder Brother Duan…”
Shui Wuchang suddenly interrupted Ning Cheng, “Big Brother Ning, but the person I like is not him….”
“Ah…” Ning Cheng felt surprised and almost blurted out in reflex ‘if you don’t like Duan Gantai, why come to find me?’
Shui Wuchang licked her lips and took out a wrist band and stuffed it in Ning Cheng hands. She then gently grabbed Ning Cheng’s hand and spoke, “Big Brother Ning, this is for you. I hope you won’t forget me.”
Then, Shui Wuchang suddenly hugged Ning Cheng and kissed Ning Cheng on his face.
Ning Cheng didn’t wait for Shui Wuchang to leave and grabbed Shui Wuchang waist and pulled her back. A soft and feminine scent hit him, which almost caused Ning Cheng’s heart to skip a beat.
However, Ning Cheng quickly sobered up and even tightened his grip on the struggling Shui Wuchang, “Senior Apprentice Sister Wuchang, I finally understand what it means to fall in love at first sight……”
If it weren’t for Shui Wuchang giving her the wrist band and taking the initiative to kiss him, Ning Cheng wouldn’t have done such a thing. Shui Wuchang did not know that Ning Cheng not only cultivated in a spiritual consciousness cultivation method but also possessed a wide range of knowledge. Within the starry sky, only a handful of cultivators would be able to recognise a Bodhi Stone, and Ning Cheng was one of them.
Bodhi Stone and Lifting Stone were two of the weirdest raw materials found in nature and almost impossible to find. If these two items were on their own, nothing would happen, and everyone would continue with what they were doing. However, if a Bodhi Stone and a Lifting Stone came within ten meters of each other, it would quickly give birth to a formless and odourless Bodhi Heart Poison. This poison would force people to lose consciousness for a short period. Even if one had an Eternal Cultivation, there would be no exception. Moreover, after one sobered up, they wouldn’t even have any recollection of losing consciousness.
The band that Shui Wuchang gave him contained a Bodhi Stone. Although disguised as a product of artefact crafting, it still could not avoid Ning Cheng’s Spiritual Consciousness.
Since a Bodhi Stone came to him, Ning Cheng felt almost sure that Duan Gantai received something with a Lifting Stone.
If Ning Cheng guessed correctly, these people would eventually arrange for a brief meeting between Ning Cheng and Duan Gantai. Once the two of them lost consciousness, they would then immediately go through their storage rings.
Duan Gantai only had a Heaven Seated Cultivation, yet the Shui Clan decided to use such a method to force Duan Gantai to lose consciousness instead of forcing Duan Gantai to hand over the things they wanted. From this, Ning Cheng also understood that Duan Gantai had an unusual background. At the very least the Shui Clan knew that Duan Gantai had an extraordinary backing and did not dare to kill him.
However, Ning Cheng did not feel too concerned about such antics. Even if he did not know about it, he still would have a method to deal with it even if caught unaware. Now that he knew about the Bodhi Heart Poison, it would be impossible to trap him.
“Big Brother Ning, don’t be like this. I have to leave before someone comes over….”
Shui Wuchang struggled, but Ning Cheng still clung to Shui Wuchang. Dropping by to visit and gifting him such things, it would truly be strange if he let her leave.
Ning Cheng had already put his Spiritual Consciousness Imprint on Shui Wuchang’s storage ring. Now that Shui Wuchang was in his arms, he was able to speed things up even more.
In just a few breaths, Ning Cheng’s Spiritual Consciousness opened the restrictions covering Shui Wuchang’s storage ring and peeked inside.
“Boom….” The restrictions over Ning Cheng’s room burst open, and two women appeared at the door to his room. Shui Wuchang took the opportunity to break away from Ning Cheng’s arms before speaking to Ning Cheng with a red face, “Big Brother Ning, I’ll leave first….”
After that, she hurriedly walked past the two female cultivators standing at the door and quickly disappeared.
At the door stood Tian Muwan and the blue-robed female cultivator. Not to mention about the Tier 3 Celestial Array and restrictions that Ning Cheng had put up, even if Ning Cheng had set up Grade 6 Celestial River Restrictions, it would just be a waste of effort.
“You … are you okay….” After a short pause, Tian Muwan asked a question.
The blue-robed female cultivator showed a cold smile and spoke, “Did you get a look at his passionate moves just now, that half-wolfish look? Should say that us coming here definitely interrupted a good thing for him.”
“Come in and have a seat. We haven’t seen each other for a long time.” Ning Cheng said with a calm smile while lamenting in his heart that Tian Muwan had changed too much.
At first, because of a misunderstanding, she did not hesitate to abandon him and not even look at him. And now that she saw him and Shui Wuchang hugging each other, she did not show the slightest fluctuation. Maybe she had already started to regard him as an ordinary friend, so she didn’t care much about what happened a moment ago.
Ning Cheng also knew in his heart that there was no possibility between him and Tian Muwan. Not to say about anything else, but because of Luofei and Qionghua. With Tian Muwan’s independent personality, she would never even think of any compromise.
Tian Muwan shook her head, “No, I have to go. Take care of yourself.”
Seeing Tian Muwan and the blue-robed female cultivator turning to leave, Ning Cheng suddenly spoke up, “Senior Apprentice Sister Ye, maybe it might be because I talk too much, but Shui Clan knows for sure that the reason you seek the Sifting Ferry Grass is because of your suppressed Spiritual Consciousness and your continually falling cultivation. They probably don’t have the Sifting Ferry Grass nor do they have any plans to get it, but they definitely want to stall you.”
The blue-robed female cultivator gave a cold snort, “Just take care of yourself. Don’t ask Muwan to let me save you. Come on, Muwan, you don’t have to talk to such people.”
Looking at the blue-robed female cultivator pull Tian Muwan and turn around, Ning Cheng just showed a slight smile. He did not care about re-arranging the restrictions as his Spiritual Consciousness swept into his storage ring.
However, his expressions changed dramatically. The Perpetual Moon Time Key he had just exchanged from Shui Wuchang’s storage ring had disappeared. Not only was the Perpetual Moon Time Key gone, but the million Perpetual Moon Pills inside the storage ring had also gone missing.
Suddenly, cold sweat started streaming down Ning Cheng’s back. He had already advanced to the Heaven Seated Realm, and yet someone still managed to quietly take away the things inside his storage ring. What kind of horrifying cultivation was this? With this level of cultivation, if this person wanted to kill him, it would be as easy as slaughtering chickens.
Shui Wuchang did not have such skills, and it was also impossible for Tian Muwan. The only possibility left was the blue-robed female cultivator surnamed Ye.
Ning Cheng took in a deep breath. Fortunately, he had put all his valuable stuff in the True Spirit World. Before entering the Mysterious Yellow Starland, he put the True Spirit World into the Mysterious Yellow Bead; otherwise, he would have suffered significant losses right now.
No wonder the blue-robed female cultivator showed no fear. With this level of cultivation, whether it was Shui Guangxi or the others, they simply couldn’t get into her eyes.
However, he can’t let the white Perpetual Moon Time Key stay with the blue-robed female cultivator; otherwise, all his efforts and hard work would be in vain.
Thinking till here, Ning Cheng was about to leave the room to find the blue-robed female cultivator when a somewhat drunk Duan Gantai walked to his door.
Ning Cheng pretended to open the restriction to open the door and Duan Gantai immediately stumbled in. Ning Cheng knew Duan Gantai’s cautiousness and thus did not believe that Duan Gantai would get himself drunk in this place.
Duan Gantai had just stumbled in and Ning Cheng had also just given out a sigh when he crashed onto the couch while still mumbling some incoherent words.
Ning Cheng’s gaze fell onto Duan Gantai’s hands, and just as he guessed, Duan Gantai had another ring over his finger. However, this ring was not a storage ring but a ring refined from a Lifting Stone.
After only half an incense stick of time, the invisible aura from the Bodhi Stone and the Lifting Stone merged and quickly transformed into Bodhi Heart Poison. Ning Cheng promptly sealed his body and leaned back on a chair before closing his eyes.
At this time, he was not sure whether Duan Gantai had recognised the Lifting Stone ring in his hand or not, but he believed that Duan Gantai would not fall into easily. If Duan Gantai was truly so useless then someone would have already eaten up and wiped him out of existence a long time ago. Why would they wait till now?
It wasn’t long since Ning Cheng sealed himself when Shui Guangxi walked into Ning Cheng’s room. Ning Cheng sneered in his heart. Shui Guangxi really paid a lot of attention to them and even came to personally to conduct the search.
Shui Guangxi stood next to Duan Gantai for a moment and soon took out something from Duan Gantai’s storage ring. As for Ning Cheng, Shui Guangxi didn’t even bother to touch him.
Shortly after Shui Guangxi left, Duan Gantai woke up. He looked at Ning Cheng and laughed, “Brother Ning, you can wake up now.”
Ning Cheng felt a little bit of helplessness and finally opened his eyes and asked, “Brother Duan, what did Shui Guangxi take from your storage ring?”
“A fake Perpetual Moon Time Key.” Duan Gantai replied as if it was nothing. After finishing, and without waiting for Ning Cheng to answer, he showed a smile and asked, “Brother Ning, did you get the Perpetual Moon Time Key on Shui Wuchang?”
Ning Cheng frowned, “What do you mean?”
Duan Gantai showed a smile, “Don’t tell me that when you sent the Celestial River King Pill to Shui Wuchang, you didn’t touch the storage ring on Shui Wuchang’s hand. Don’t tell me that Shui Wuchang didn’t come here before me. How could someone like Shui Wuchang, with eyes on top of her head, be a match against Brother Ning?”
As he spoke, his gaze fell on the Bodhi Stone band in Ning Cheng’s hand.