Chapter 7 — Yin Poison
No, impossible. That day, without a doubt, they had thrown her off the cliffside to serve as beast feed; she had no chance of survival!
Yun Wu smirked at their reactions.
“What’s wrong? If I remember correctly, you two liked to ‘play’ with me the most. It’s only been a few days, so why, now, are you both so frightened?” Yun Wu’s breezy laughter gently drifted into the maidservants’ ears. They couldn’t help but shiver.
“Miss Xiao Cui, Miss Xiao Lu, what’s wrong? Did something happen?” The voice of a guard sounded from behind the door, immediately and effectively snapping the two maidservants out of their stupors.
The horror in their eyes abruptly contorted into ruthlessness. Two rays of red, Rank One late stage battle spirit sprang forth from their bodies and struck at Yun Wu.
Regardless of whether she was a human or a ghost, all they had to do was simply kill her again!
Yun Wu promptly sidestepped their attacks. In but an instant, the shoddy bed behind her was pulverized by the two rays of red battle spirit. Yun Wu’s eyebrows scrunched up by just a bit.
So this was the so-called strength of Shenzhou Continent’s combat prowess? How terrifyingly ferocious.
A second later, the light in her eyes chilled. She moved, and the moment the two wretched slaves lowered their guards, their necks were swiftly severed by a blade.
The art of killing actually didn’t involve many intricacies. It was as simple as grasping the right moment and aiming at a fatal point. Then, one move would be more than enough to end someone’s life.
Through her acquired memories, Yun Wu had learned that when one’s martial prowess surpassed Rank Two, one would naturally gain a defensive ability that would serve to protect their entire body.
Clearly, those wretched slaves hadn’t reached that level, so for Yun Wu, killing them was as easy as turning her hand. On the ground, Xiao Cui and Xiao Lu’s eyes were still wide open and filled with shock.
Even in death, they never would’ve believed that they had been killed by one blow from a sickly good-for-nothing.
Having heard the sounds of struggle, the two guards immediately rushed into the hut, but when they saw the corpses of Xiao Cui and Xiao Lu, then the girl standing over the bodies, their faces paled. They turned around and tried to flee.
Right when they ran out of the hut, they felt something strike and numb their legs, forcing them to their knees.
“Where are you two going? Aren’t you here to dismantle the hut? This hut is still intact, so why are you both already running away? Aren’t you afraid of the two Misses breaking your legs?”
Yun Wu strolled out of the hut, dragging the foot of a corpse on each hand as she leisurely walked towards the guards.
“Ninth, Ninth Miss, spare our lives, we don’t know anything!” The panic-stricken guards looked at Yun Wu as though they were seeing a ghost who had crawled out of hell. The guards were merely low-ranking ones, and they were only at the middle stage of Rank One.
Aside from watching over the doorway and occasionally lifting things, they had never been in a real fight. If the Rank One late staged Xiao Cui and Xiao Lu were killed, wouldn’t it be even easier to kill the guards?
Yun Wu’s cold eyes looked down at them loftily. “Take these two corpses back to their respective Miss and throw them in their rightful latrines. Make no mistake, or else… your endings will be no different from theirs.”
The guards looked at the corpses and shuddered, but they dared not defy. They bobbed their heads up and down, repeatedly saying, “Yes, yes…”
Subsequently, they each hoisted a corpse and then hurriedly fled.
Too terrifying—just one look was enough to cause others great alarm. That person, was that person really the sickly and easily-bullied Ninth Miss? No, definitely not. Even if it was, it was surely her ghost.
After watching the guards scurry off, Yun Xu slowly turned to look at the trail of blood left behind by the two corpses she had dragged out. She subconsciously thought of that night, the bloodstain her body had left on the cliffside floor.
Murderous intent continued to brew in her heart. She felt bloodthirsty satisfaction.
She had declared that when she returned, Yun family’s peaceful days would end.
Now she, Yun Wu, had returned.
Perhaps the guards really were scared out of their wits by Yun Wu, because they didn’t alarm anyone when they threw the corpses into each respective courtyard’s latrine 1. However, before the corpses were found, Sixth Miss Yun Qing Er was already hastily leading several maidservants to the back mountain.
“Xiao Lu, you stinking brat, I told you to find people to dismantle a tiny hut, yet you dawdled for an entire morning…” The person had yet to arrive, but her angry voice did.
Yun Wu was basking in the sun, her body half sprawled atop a large boulder that was situated near the hut. She opened her eyes, but only to unhurriedly turn her head in the direction of the voice. When a familiar figure entered her line of sight, her lips lazily drew an arch.
Having bathed in the sunlight for a whole morning, the malice in her heart had finally calmed a bit, but that was only temporary.
Courtesy of that mysterious man’s blood-medicine pool, the wounds on Yun Wu’s body had completely healed. However, she had happened to discover that a form of Yin poison had been residing inside her for over a decade now. It was incurable.
Fortunately, the poison wasn’t one that killed instantly. Instead, it served to gradually eat away at her internal organs until ultimately, she would die watching helplessly as her entire body rotted.
VIN: Is it just me, or does the last paragraph sound sarcastic af…?
Yin and yang are opposing forces that coexist with yang representing positivity and light, and yin representing negativity and darkness.