Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 72 Strange Young Lady
When Chu Yang promised that he could help him fulfill his wish quickly, Gu Du Xing had the slightest of doubts. He thought, “I am simply avoiding a forced marriage and any form of cultivation would be the same after all… However, I have absolute faith now!”
“This sword technique will be enough to help you breakthrough Revered Sword Artist within a year! However, you must stop once you cultivate to that level. Or else, you could become obsessed and go insane.” Chu Yang explained slowly as his eyes glimmered with a sharp brilliance, “Also, there will be other ways for you to increase your cultivation at a great speed after breaking through Revered Sword Artist. The path of cultivation has to be taken one step at a time. I’m sure that you fully understand this principle as well.”
“It’s enough. This is already enough!” Gu Du Xing exclaimed as he trembled, “Thank you… Thank you…”
Even on his deathbed, he could not believe that the heavens would send him such a massive gift like this when he had reached the toughest moment in his life. Chu Yang’s appearance in his life was similar to that of a floating log appearing in front of a drowning person!
This was the only way for him to have any hope of quickly saving Sister Xiao Miao from her suffering! Gu Du Xing would rather die ten thousand times than to miss this perfect opportunity!
Chu Yang smiled as he could finally take a breather.
Needless to say, he agreed to such an agreement was because of his belief in Gu Du Xing’s remarkable abilities. However, at that instant, the most compelling factor was the love between Gu Du Xing and Gu Miao Ling. This immense love touched the softest spot in Chu Yang’s heart.
Mo Qing Wu!
Such a love should never be given up on! Moreover, loving women such as Mo Qing Wu and Gu Miao Ling do not deserve to ever be let down!
At that moment, a voice came from outside the door, “Excuse me. Is there anyone inside?”
The two men stared at each other for a moment. With an “ah”, they jumped up simultaneously.
The duo had been drinking and talking since the break of dawn and completely neglected the running of the shop. It was already close to midday and Heavenly Armament Pavilion was not even open for business…
“I will open the door, you clean up…” Before Chu Yang could finish his sentence, Gu Du Xing hastily grabbed his precious Revered Berserker Sword Technique and dashed into his room.
“Mother…!” Chu Yang rolled his eyes, grabbed the mess on the table and tossed it all into another room.
He then dusted his hands and went to open the door.
At the very instant that Chu Yang opened the door, the strong stench of alcohol gushed out of the room!
“Well, cough cough cough…” The young lady who had been waiting patiently outside Heavenly Armament Pavilion had broken into a coughing fit. However, the sudden attack of the stench of alcohol caused her to frown, albeit unconsciously.
“Huh? You’re here to buy swords?” Chu Yang raised his eyebrows slightly.
Even with Chu Yang’s vast experience, he had difficulty describing this young lady. She was decent looking, but certainly not beautiful enough to cause people to go crazy over. Her features were all extremely ordinary, be it her nose, mouth or eyes. Nonetheless, there was a certain unknown feature of her that was surprisingly attractive amidst her extreme ordinaries.
If you only had a moment to glance at her in a crowd, she was bound to not leave behind any impression at all.
But if you were to look at her for a while longer, then perhaps you would instantly realize that she was inherently out of the ordinary.
Her face appeared simple at first glance, but everything would soon appear to be hazy after a prolonged period of observation.
Her gaze seemed mysterious like a dream, while her countenance was calm and peaceful. It was clear that she was a woman, yet she surprisingly carried the aura of a mighty general!
With her stance in front of the door, her figure appeared delicate. However, at the same time, anyone facing her notice that she appeared to be as fortified and rigid as large mountains and big rivers!
She stood in front of Heavenly Armament Pavilion, unaccompanied. It appeared that she had been waiting there for a long time. However, she was in no hurry for Heavenly Armament Pavilion to be open for business. Her facial expression was indifferent.
It was evident that this young lady was only seventeen or eighteen years old, but Chu Yang could sense that she was extremely experienced.
Furthermore, her eyes gave Chu Yang a sense of familiarity. As if… they had already met before somewhere…?
“Excuse me. Are you the shopkeeper of Heavenly Armament Pavilion?” The young lady gazed directly at Chu Yang.
“Yes I am, what do you need?”
“Ah, I’ve come to see if your so-called divine weapons were indeed worthy of their names.” The young lady said in a soft voice, “Will you not invite your customer in for a seat?”
“Oh, you wish to come in? I assume that you’ve read the notices at the entrance, right?”
“Rest assured. Silver and gold is not an issue. It’s not that I don’t own divine weapons as well. Hahaha, but according to the rules of business, I am entitled to see the products that you have for sale. This would allow me to judge if they are truly valuable or simply worthless. There would be no need for me to spend my money if they are not worthy, of course.”
The young lady clasped her hands behind her back and casually entered Heavenly Armament Pavilion. She gave off a naturally comfortable vibe as if she were strolling in her own backyard.
Chu Yang frowned. This young lady carried on her a mysterious aura. He had met countless women in his two lifetimes, yet none had such a special aura. This was something special!
“Are these the divine weapons that you were referring to?” The young lady asked as she stood in front of the wall that hung the four weapons, with her hands still behind her back. She tilted her head slightly upward and stared at the weapons. Chu Yang suddenly felt as though she was watching over an entire world of hers, just as a kind would watch over his territory and people.
Chu Yang was becoming more confused by each passing minute… She is obviously just a young lady. How could such strange feelings be aroused?
“They are.” A voice answered her. However, it was not Chu Yang’s voice.
Gu Du Xing surfaced quietly from the corner of the room. His eyes were cold as he stared at the young lady. Although his facial expression had changed a little, he maintained his coldness. His face was still close to expressionless.
He had no regard to change his countenance just for a young lady.
“I am allowed to see them, right?” asked the lady casually and unexpectedly, as she was not at all surprised by the sudden appearance of another person in the store.
“Neither your status nor the amount of gold and silver you possess matters when buying swords from this store. It depends entirely on who you are as a person!” Gu Du Xing explained sternly, “We will have to assess if you are suitable for these weapons! If you are not suitable for these weapons, you will not be allowed to take these weapons away even with a whole nation’s worth of wealth!”
“Oh, the sword gets to choose its master?” The young lady replied gently, “In any case, you wish to choose the swords’ owners while I wish to choose a sword. I will not take an unworthy sword even if you were to beg me.”
Her words were sharp and definitely aimed at antagonizing Gu Du Xing.
The young lady gently reached up and removed the long sword from the wall. As expected, she was surprised at the weight of the long sword the moment she held it in her arms. This caused her arms to drop a little. This long sword was three times as heavy as a typical long sword. Her face finally displayed a surprised look when she had a proper grip on the sword.
Chu Yang and Gu Du Xing looked at each other as they were at a loss for words.
In general, a young lady would choose a light and portable sword if she happened to be searching for a sword. With respect to lightness and portability, a short sword was much better than a long sword. Furthermore, it would look more elegant and suitable for females to carry. In addition, this long sword appeared extremely crude and full of masculinity.
The two had not expected this young lady to pick up the long sword first!
Suddenly, there was a clang and the sword emerged from its sheath. A ray of radiance reflected from the sword.
The lady squinted her eyes and praised, “Good sword!” Slowly, she pulled the entire sword out its sheath. As her arms were at her shoulder height, she tiled the sword ever so slightly and admired it.
Just by looking at the angle from which the lady had adopted to inspect the sword, Chu Yang and Gu Du Xing could tell that she was a connoisseur. Although she was most certainly not an expert sword artist, her knowledge and comprehension of swords couldn’t have been inferior to theirs.
Chu Yang racked his brain, searching through his memories for all the females that he had met in his previous and current lives. However, he was unable to pinpoint anyone that could fit the characteristics of the young lady in front of him at that moment. Meanwhile, Gu Du Xing was also silently trying to pinpoint the young ladies from the large families in Middle Three Heavens, contrary to his stern facial expression. Finally, he was taken aback upon realizing that none of the young ladies were as graceful as the person in front of him then.
Who could this strange young lady be?