ACA Chapter 5

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Chapter 5 – Performing Arts and Craftsmanship Competition?

 

“Miss Gu, this is a Thousand Blossom Grass, it can save lives when endangered… Oh, and this is a Hundred Whirling Leaf. Whenever you ever need me, just blow on it and I’ll come to you as soon as possible…” Mo Bai was too worried to leave Gu Qingyu alone, and kept on rambling endlessly. Only through great difficulties did Gu Qingyu finally managed to make him leave.

Gu Qingyu returned to the cliff side and summoned her cat ears and cat tail, and climbed down very carefully along the wall.

She arrived at the cave. It was pitch black inside, to the point where she couldn’t even see her fingers when she put them out in front of her. However, Gu Qingyu possessed excellent night-vision due to her feline features.

 

Gu Qingyu felt nervous as she continued walking inside.

 

Suddenly, a couple of bats flew towards her. Gu Qingyu immediately flipped her body aside, nimbly evading them.

“Keke, it’s been quite a while since someone showed up here…” A hoarse voice sounded through the cave. Gu Qingyu stayed on guard as she watched a man emerge from the darkness.

No! Not a man!

He possessed a pair of gigantic bat wings, long fangs, and loose hair that draped over his shoulders.

The bat demon greedily licked his lips, “It’s been too long since I’ve had a fresh meal… I can finally have something delicious again… Your blood, will certainly be tasty!”

Gu Qingyu shuddered, but she had confidence in her fleeing abilities, “Hehe! Say that again when you catch me!”

 

She quickly surged deeper inside the cave, her speed was astonishing.

The bat demon unfolded his wings and gave chase. In the blink of an eye, he arrived in front of Gu Qingyu.

Gu Qingyu managed to collect some Illusory Spirit Grass earlier, and held it tightly to her bosom.

“Ohh~~ So your objective was the Illusory Spirit Grass~” That bat demon had already sealed the entrance, she couldn’t see any other way out.

Gu Qingyu tried to retract her steps, but felt something stiff under her foot. She lowered her head to have a look…

“AH!” Gu Qingyu involuntarily screamed, it was the skeleton of a human.

“Ahahahaha…” The bat demon laughed, and flew towards her…

Gu Qingyu yelled at him, “This disgustingly perverted laughter! Go away! I have mysophobia!”

In the nick of time, a figure blocked in front of Gu Qingyu, an overly languid voice followed after, “Idiot, can you not be so desperate?”

 

It was… Jia Qizhe!!

He’s here to save her!!

Gu Qingyu started to get emotional…

“Jia Qizhe, you came!” Gu Qingyu was so excited that she just shouted out his great name out loud, “Aiyo, you really didn’t have to~~”

“…” Jia Qizhe silently glanced at Gu Qingyu, “You really went all out for the Illusory Spirit Grass, huh? I just said it for fun.” He seemed to have shrugged his shoulders, but this move made Gu Qingyu furious…

“Jia Qizhe!” Gu Qingyu couldn’t take it anymore, she yelled at him, “How can you act like this! You hypocrite!!”

“Though, I never said I wouldn’t take you with me,” Jia Qizhe smiled, “Hypocrite? Good, I’ll show what a real hypocrite is like.”

“…” Gu Qingyu became flustered when she heard this, “I was just only joking… Jia Qizhe~ Don’t~~”

 

The two of them, one smiling, another worrying, had completely forgot about the bat demon at the side. The bat demon couldn’t stand it anymore and became furious, “HEY! Stop treating me like air!”

“Hehee!” Gu Qingyu smiled maliciously at the bat demon.

The bat demon began to sweat profusely, he had scared people an innumerable number of times, but this was the first time someone smiled at him like this.

Gu Qingyu continued smiling, “Hehehe!” Gu Qingyu’s current mood was quite unsightly.

“What about,” Jia Qizhe glanced at Gu Qingyu, “If you beat him, I’ll take you with me.”

“Ahh?” Gu Qingyu squinted her eyes, “Are you for real?”

“I never back out from my words.” Jia Qizhe smiled helplessly.

“But, what about the Illusory Spirit Grass! You said you’d take me with you already!” Gu Qingyu stamped her feet. She glared at the approaching bat demon, who had a hideous grin on his face. She clenched her teeth, and changed into her cat form, “[Increase Speed]!”

She leapt towards the side and ran away. The bat demon naturally knew to not to mess with Jia Qizhe, and continued chasing after Gu Qingyu.

Gu Qingyu suddenly stopped in her tracks, she turned around and extended her hands, “[Cat Magic: Call]!”1

Instantly, a dusky purple ghastly fire emerged out of her palm, creating a graceful arc in the air, and surged towards the bat demon.

Jia Qizhe watched her, and didn’t seem too surprised.

Whooosh—

The bat demon spread out his wings, trying to evade it, but the speed of the ghastly fire was too quick!

“Bang!”

The bat demon was stuck by the ghastly fire, and fell straight down on the ground.

 

Jia Qizhe walked up to Gu Qingyu, and stroked her cat ears, “Mm, cute.”

Gu Qingyu lost her temper, “Hey! You promised!”

He shrugged helplessly, “Okay then.”

 

Does this mean… that he agreed?

 

“Oh yeah!” Gu Qingyu cheered.

“Let’s not celebrate too early.” Jia Qizhe glanced at the bat demon on the ground.

It was too late, the bat demon suddenly spread his wings and charged into Gu Qingyu. Jia Qizhe immediately summoned a golden sword and swung it in the air. In an instant, a golden light destroyed everything…

 

Afternoon.

“Ugh…” Gu Qingyu rubbed her eyes, “Where…”

“Miss!” A figure pounced on her, “I thought that I couldn’t see you anymore! Sob sob…”

Gu Qingyu realized that she was actually in her own room, and standing beside her was Xiao Qi.

Gu Qingyu immediately grabbed Xiao Qi’s arm, “Oh right! Where is Jia Qizhe?”

Xiao Qi’s eyes lit up the moment Jia Qizhe was being mentioned! Her eyes sparkling as she relayed the latest gossips, “Miss, it was Hero Jia who brought you back~! He even…held you…Ah, no…Dragged? That’s not it either… he carried… Yeah! He even carried you on his shoulders!” She felt extremely proud of herself to have found the proper description.

Gu Qingyu’s face darkened as she listened. She clenched her teeth and asked, “Did he come up with any explanations to my parents?”

Carried her on his shoulders? It’d be a wonder if her parents didn’t throw a fit!

“Miss, you’re mistaken.” Xiao Qi spoke in an serious manner, “He brought you back secretly, old master and madame are still unaware of the fact that he carried you back on his shoulders. He also told old master that you were too tired from dance practice, and that you fainted from exhaustion.”

“@%!?#$!” Gu Qingyu felt like she was hit by a hammer, “Are you kidding with me?!”

However, that was not all.

“Miss…” Xiao Qi quietly said, “Hero Jia also said that if you wanted to come with him, you’d have to win the competition tomorrow…”

[email protected]&¥/$…” Gu Qingyu suddenly felt her speaking ability becoming a mess.

How can this be!!

We had a deal!! He promised!!!

 


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