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After traveling for about three hours, the carriage finally stopped. Strangely, it staggered as though it did not land on a flat surface. It looks like they have reached their destination!
Si Qing’s heartbeat escalated to an unparalleled rate.He felt that he was carried again as though he was lifted onto someone’s shoulder and then dropped from a height, rendering him nauseous.
He could not see his surroundings; he only felt a gradual rise in temperature that made him drenched with sweat as though he was thrown into some furnace.
Despair gnawed at his heart. He made some calculations and determined that they had been transported for over two thousand miles to some barren place. How can anyone save them? Even their invincible senior might not be able to locate them.
If they had known this would happen, they should have listened to their senior and stayed in their rooms instead! Who knew they would end up this way?
The person carrying him finally stopped. He then heard someone uttering secret codewords.
The person carrying him responded limpidly. He heard a laugh. “Brother Tie, what good stuff did you get this time?”
The person carrying him replied with triumph, “It’s good stuff indeed! Three lil’ Middle Immortals! Two boys and one girl; all the beloved students of Yuhang Zhenren. The girl’s 14, and the boys are 13 and 15. All younglings!”
“Middle Immortals already at such a young age? Seems like great quality! Mind if I take a look?”
“Not at all, just remember to put in a good word for me in front of our master.”
Soon after he finished his words, Si Qing felt that he was dropped to the floor. He was then pulled out of the black bag and saw a light flash before his eyes. As he had been in the darkness for so long, the rays of light were piercing to his eyes.
As he shut his eyes instinctively, he heard someone laugh and utter, “This really is some good stuff!”
He opened his eyes and saw that he was inside a lush green cave.
On the overgrown vines around him, there was a vermillion flower that blossomed. The flower had an eldritch appearance; its petals looked like the fingers of an infant that opened as it bloomed.
He felt a chill run down his spine at his first sight of the flower. As he was the first to be taken out of the black bag, he was the first to see the faces of their kidnappers as well.
When he saw their visage, his heart quickened. The kidnappers did not look like people; they were half beast! They had the faces of people, some quite handsome and debonair as well, but their furry torsos were savage; some resembled those of gorillas, leopards, or vultures…
They all had an eerie and piercing gaze that was capable of disturbing anyone’s psyche. Under their scrutiny, Si Qing felt that as though he was bare naked.
Si Qing was quite a handsome chap himself and a fine gentleman. The few people gathered around him and observed him as though he was a rare specimen. They all had coveting gazes.
One of them even went as far as to pinch his face. “What a handsome and cute child! Ah, he’s awake.”
Si Qing’s face flushed with red. He scowled at that person.