ACA Chapter 12

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Chapter 12 – Qi Yichen Is Injured!

 

Xiao Qi’s mind was in turmoil. She stood there, completely frozen and frightened. Her whole body turned into a stone, “Xiao… Yu…”

Even the always composed and calm Qi Yichen stared at her in disbelief.

“…” Jia Qizhe stayed silent for a moment, then patted her on the head, “Alright, let’s rest for a while.”

“You… you actually agreed?” Gu Qingyu couldn’t believe what she just heard.

“To be honest with you, I decided to do so from the start, but I just wanted to find a suitable place for us to rest.” He shrugged his shoulders, and smirked at her.

… You are definitely making fun of me right now!

Gu Qingyu’s mind was about to blow up.

 

Suddenly, they heard a rustling sound in the woods. Qi Yichen immediately grasped his fan and stood in front of them, “[Aegis]!”

The bright golden light transformed into a shield, and blocked the incoming wave of needles.

“There’s poison on the silver needles!” Gu Qingyu could smell the poison on the needles with her keen senses.

“These are not from monsters, but are man-made” Jia Qizhe smiled, relaxed his shoulders, “In that case, there’s nothing to be afraid of.”

… You certainly don’t have anything to be afraid of! But what about me!

Gu Qingyu’s mind felt like it was about to erupt again.

What’s worse, she couldn’t even transform because of Qi Yichen’s presence!

 

In an instant, a couple of figures jumped down. They all wore black masks and black suits.

You could tell with a glance that they were professional assassins!

Gu Qingyu cursed to herself, “Who did I even offend!”

 

“Why are you trying to kill us?” Jia Qizhe summoned out his sword. A faint blue fog seemed to whirl around the sword edges.

His manner of speaking remained free and unconstrained, with not even the slightest bit of panic.

“We’re not, Jia Qizhe. In fact, we admire you.” The leader took the first initiative to string his bow and pointed it towards Gu Qingyu, “We’re here to assassinate the Third Miss of Gu Manor. As long as you don’t interfere, we won’t hurt you nor your friends.”

“But, she’s also my friend.” Jia Qizhe slightly tilted his head, a blue light flashed, and that man collapsed.

So quick! She didn’t even see him swinging the sword!

Gu Qingyu couldn’t help but regard Jia Qizhe with endless admiration in that instant!

 

The rest of them didn’t have the same sense of courtesy, and charged towards Gu Qingyu.

Jia Qizhe grabbed his sword and swiftly killed a few within seconds, but there were too many of them.

“[Aegis]!” Qi Yichen protected Gu Qingyu’s front. He pointed his fingers towards the fan and transferred more magic power to support it. The fan emitted a golden barrier, parrying all the attacks that came flying from every direction.

Luckily, Xiao Qi’s magical power wasn’t all too weak, she managed to barely protect herself. But also, most of them ignored her, since she wasn’t their main target.

Standing aside and being ignored, she could only watch helplessly on the sidelines while everyone was struggling in the battle, “…”

 

Swooosh——”

 

Hidden weapons flashed through, a flying dart created another bloodstain on Qi Yichen’s snow-white sleeves.

He was injured!

“Qi Yichen, you…” Gu Qingyu stared at the bloodstains, her heart was full of mixed feelings, “Why are you protecting me?” If only you weren’t protecting me, you could easily defend yourself!

“Because I was the one who brought you here,”Qi Yichen smiled, his smile was still as gentle and refined as ever, “You’re also my friend.”

Friend… He even regarded her as a friend…

Gu Qingyu was slightly stunned, but the black blood on Qi Yichen’s sleeve quickly brought her back to reality.

 

“Yo-you got poisoned?!” Qi Yichen’s lips started to turn purple, “The poison in that dart is very strong, don’t move!” She turned around, “Jia Qizhe! Qi Yichen got poisoned, what should I do!”

“Do what you can.” Jia Qizhe set up a barrier around them, while resisting the group of men together with Xiao Qi. He was unable to free himself from the fight.

Are you telling me that I should prepare the funeral here? I don’t want to! I barely arrived for a few days! And powerful figures like Jia Qizhe, Mo Bai and Qi Yichen, I’ve only met three!

Wait a moment, Mo Bai?

Gu Qingyu, you’re a genius!

 

A light bulb seemed to appear over her head as she brought out the small pouch that she always carried by her side, and took out the Thousand Blossom Grass, “So, this thing…how does one use it?” She kept all of the gifts Mo Bai gave her, since he didn’t seem like a bad person,

“He’s a Divine Healer after all~ These things ought to be useful!”

 

“Qingyu, what’s this?” He looked curiously at the grass stalk. Please, forgive him for being curious at this moment and time.

“How should I know! It was called something like ‘Thousand Blossom Grass’, why don’t you just try it first!” Gu Qingyu passed over the Thousand Blossom Grass.

The Thousand Blossom Grass started to flicker a faint green light and the light gradually expanded and wrapped itself around Qi Yichen.

Even Gu Qingyu who stood beside him could feel the might of the Thousand Blossom Grass! The light was so gentle, soft and comforting.

Even the naked eyes could see how quickly Qi Yichen’s wound started to heal up!

 

Simply unbelievable!

 

“Thousand Blossom Grass…” Qi Yichen chuckled, “This is a very rare herb, Qingyu. You actually gave it me so eagerly.”

“My god! I can’t take this anymore!” Gu Qingyu just laid straight down on the ground, “Just leave if you want to! … Umm, only if you have the heart to do so!”

Gu Qingyu continued to push her luck and stayed stubbornly on the ground.

“…” Jia Qizhe paused, then continued walking, “Let’s go.”

Qi Yichen glanced at Gu Qingyu, but followed suit.

 

“Woah! You are really going to abandon me! Xiao Qi, wait!” She shouted for Xiao Qi who was last. Xiao Qi immediately ran to her side, “Xiao Yu, it’s getting late. Monsters are going to appear soon, let’s hurry up!”

 

Seems like pleading with Xiao Qi won’t work anymore, Qu Qingyu was determined! She caught up to Jia Qizhe, and clung to his thighs, “Ahh! Distinguished, admirable, handsome and magnanimous Hero Jia! Can’t you be nicer to me!”

 


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