The candles in the tent had gone out at some point so it was pitch-black at this time.
Jing Yue listened carefully, and there were indeed suppressed moans that sounded intermittently, seemingly in pain and joy.
Jing Yue didn't need to turn around to know that it was Qin Yanzhi. “Are you awake too?”
Qin Yanzhi, “I just closed my eyes and rested.”
Jing Yue turned around and saw that Qin Yanzhi's eyes were clear with no trace of sleep.
Halfway through the sentence, Jing Yue's face paled instantly, because he could see three to five figures undulating up and down through the darkness. Combined with the moaning just now, even a fool would know what was going on.
Such a promiscuous scene had a huge impact on him. Jing Yue froze like a statue until a hand covered his eyes. “Don’t look.”
“Are they dual cultivating in the tent?” Jing Yue asked in disbelief.
Qin Yanzhi transmitted his voice, “This is the Yao world.”
Jing Yue sat in silence for a while, torn between ‘respecting the habits of the Yao race’ and ‘not putting up with it’. But when he thought that they would have to live in the tent for a long while, he finally pulled Qin Yanzhi’s hand away gently, stood up abruptly, and kicked over a chair.
The chair fell over with a loud bang. Not only did the ‘dual cultivating’ Yao stop moving, but also many sleeping Yao were woken up.
Jing Yue pretended to curse loudly, “Dammit, can you let me sleep already? Do it outside if you must!”
The tent was silent for a while before low curses rang. Jing Yue recognized the gray fox from earlier, and with a movement of his finger, an ice pick grazed the gray fox’s cheek, pierced through the tent, and disappeared without a trace.
The gray fox froze. He remembered that Qian Su was the only demon who had passed the trial tower in 3,000 years, and he didn't dare to move for a while.
Although he knew the cat tribe had a habit of cleanliness and were relatively indifferent to the subject of dual cultivation, this was the fox camp, and foxes were as lascivious as the snake tribe. How could Qian Su have the right to be so domineering?
The gray fox was indignant but he dared not confront Qian Su and held himself back. Finally, he rolled over, got off the bunk, and walked out butt-naked with his attendant without shame.
As soon as he moved, the other dual-cultivating foxes followed suit.
The tent was quiet again. Although a faint stench still lingered in the air, at least the unpleasant sounds were gone.
At this time, Wei Zhentu and Ruan Jiu also woke up, disturbed by Jing Yue. The two were confused for a while before they understood what happened, and Ruan Jiu even retched.
The four of them sat silently for a while, in no mood for sleep.
After a long time, Qin Yanzhi said, “Let’s continue our rest.”
They also knew that it was impossible to stare at each other the entire time, and could only lie back helplessly.
However, some people couldn’t help but think about what had happened to the bunk under them, such as Ruan Jiu and Jing Yue. The former tossed and turned while the latter tensed.
Suddenly, Jing Yue felt his hand being held, and Qin Yanzhi's low voice rang in his ear, “Ge, go to sleep.”
It was just like many years ago.
At that moment, Jing Yue suddenly recalled the past in Haotian Realm, and he seemed to smell the cold fragrance of Qin Yanzhi.
He gradually relaxed, responded in a low voice, and closed his eyes again.
The next day at dawn, the four of them left the tent. They still didn’t meet up with the members of the white and green teams but went straight to a certain hidden spot in Deerfield.
There were several small slopes nearby, which naturally formed half a Concealment Array, which Wei Zhentu completed. If they stayed inside, no one would find them unless Zanbu inspected them personally.
This was the cultivation spot they found yesterday.
Although there was no spiritual energy in the Yao world, they had enough Yao cores of the same attributes to help them improve their cultivation. Yesterday, they even gathered nearly 20 Yao cores, with two from Yao Marshals.
One day passed in cultivation.
In the evening, when they returned to the camp, they met Du Jia again. The other party said lightly, “Lord Zanbu wants to see all of you.”
The four exchanged glances and headed to Zanbu’s tent.
Du Jia also followed and questioned, “Why did you ignore your teams?”
Jing Yue, “Those are our teams, and we know what to do.”
Du Jia was dissed and sneered, “Okay then. When Lord Zanbu asks you later, let’s see what you’ll say!”
Jing Yue, “Are you Lord Zanbu?”
Du Jia, “…”
Jing Yue, “So, is it any of your business?”
Du Jia was furious but this was the army camp and he and Qian Su were on the same level. This matter really had nothing to do with him.
In the end, he glared at Qian Su fiercely and walked away with a flick of his sleeves.
Jing Yue didn’t take Du Jia's anger seriously. When he entered the tent, he saw Zanbu sitting on the main seat, and there was another person in the tent, none other than Sang Ji.
Sang Ji's eyes lit up instantly and said to Jing Yue, “Qian Su, where have you been today? Why couldn't I find you anywhere?”
Jing Yue noticed Zanbu's eyes on him and he calmly replied, “Princess, we have been patrolling in Deerfield today. Maybe the grassland is too vast and we just missed each other.”
Sang Ji was about to say more when Zanbu interrupted, “Could it be that you haven't had time to meet your team members?”
Jing Yue, “Today, I didn't see them on purpose.”
Zanbu raised his prominent eyebrows. “Why? On the battlefield, one person can hardly achieve great things.”
Jing Yue, “My lord, I belong to the cat tribe while Kang Ji belongs to the snake tribe. Although we have joined the fox tribe, rejection is inevitable.”
Zanbu, “Are you afraid?”
Jing Yue, “No, I just want to establish my authority. I still need to make some preparations.”
Jing Yue respectfully said, “My lord, some things are better left unsaid.”
Zanbu's eyes darkened before he laughed. “Then I'll wait and see.”
After that, he verbally praised Qian Su and the others, one for saving the princess, and the other for causing heavy losses to the Dark Turtles. Zanbu was especially surprised that the four killed Suo Lang. But he was entrusted by the fox emperor, and his attitude was more cautious, so he didn’t reward them directly. Instead, he explained some of the battle tactics but didn’t talk much about the specific internal deployment.
When the chat was almost over, Jing Yue and others were ready to leave. Before that, Zanbu asked, seemingly casually, “I heard that Qian Su got angry last night?”
Jing Yue said frankly, “Ya Zhuo is my wife. If not for the limited spots, I wouldn’t have reduced her to become my attendant. If she was humiliated, it’s my shame.”
A trace of satisfaction appeared in Zanbu’s eyes. He looked at the wolf Yao Ya Zhuo and found her looking at Qian Su with affection. Qian Su also seemed embarrassed as his body froze and hastily lowered his head.
As far as he knew, Qian Su wasn’t that young anymore, so he didn't expect Qian Su to be so affectionate with his wife.
“Uncle Zanbu, I already told you that Qian Su is different from the other foxes. H-he’s very nice.” Sang Ji shyly glanced at Qian Su and pouted at Zanbu. “Why don’t you prepare a tent for Qian Su? Don't let those foxes lead him astray!”
Before Jing Yue could refuse, Zanbu said, “No! The rules of the camp cannot be changed. If you make a fuss again, I’ll send you back to the imperial city.”
Sang Ji shut her mouth aggrievedly while Zanbu said to Jing Yue, “If you want to change tents, you can exchange for it with merits. With merits, not to mention exchanging tents, it’s a piece of cake even if you want to let your wife join the fox tribe.”
Jing Yue, “Thank you, my lord. I have the same intention.”
Thus, Zanbu burst into laughter again.
After the four of them left the main tent a good distance away, Ruan Jiu whispered, “Jing-laozu, what did you mean by making preparation just now?”
In the past two days, he didn't notice the other party preparing anything, right?
Jing Yue, “Soon. In two days, we’ll meet those foxes.”
At night, the tent was quiet. When everyone was asleep, a gray chicken flew in quietly and stopped in the corner of the bunk.
“Jing-jing, are you asleep? Ji-ji is back~” Jing Yue opened his eyes slightly and saw the blue phoenix half lying on his face, with its soft belly pressed against his ear.
He smoothly pulled blue phoenix down and asked, “Did anyone notice you?”
Blue phoenix shook its little head. “Of course not! The talisman that Jing-jing gave me is super good, and you even dressed Ji-ji up. Even if one or two Yao saw me, they thought Ji-ji was just an ordinary bird!”
Jing Yue had expected this. The talisman he gave to blue phoenix was an invisibility talisman made from the shell of a dark turtle. The talisman couldn’t cause true invisibility but was used to conceal presence. After Jing Yue’s enhancement, not only could it conceal blue phoenix’s spiritual beast energy, but it could also emit faint Yao energy.
But in the Yao world, such faint energy wasn’t easily detected, and most Yao would only think it was a bird without spiritual intelligence.
Jing Yue had been worried that the blue phoenix would be exposed, but after meeting the dark turtles yesterday, he thought of a plan and even dyed the blue phoenix’s feathers gray.
“Very good. Have you found out everything?”
Blue phoenix quickly took the credit and told him everything it overheard—it was very experienced in listening to the walls.
Jing Yue was satisfied and stroked the blue phoenix. “Well done.”
Blue phoenix shyly rubbed against Jing Yue’s palm and took the opportunity to make a request. “Ji-ji will stop talking nonsense. Jing-jing, don’t imprison Ji-ji again.”
Jing Yue teased, “Don’t you enjoy being imprisoned by me? How did you write that storybook of yours now…”
Blue phoenix bit the bullet. “Ji-ji will tear that storybook when we return!”
Jing Yue was a little surprised. He didn't expect this to happen and was about to smile when blue phoenix said, “Ji-ji will write a new one!”
Jing Yue, “…”