Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 1210 - Protect You, Take Care of You!
Chapter 1210: Protect You, Take Care of You!
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
“How…how is this possible?” Lin Yuxi was so shocked that she stood rooted to the ground, absolutely struck dumb with amazement.
This unkempt man, his stare dull and his hair a mess, looked like he had lost his soul and was as good as dead. But unbelievably that living dead soul was Xu Que!
Bam! Bam! Bam!
Several people dressed as guards were hitting him heavily with their fists and kicking him, but he simply huddled up and succumbed to their attacks. Is this still Xu Que?
“No, stop it! All of you stop!” Lin Yuxi finally collected herself and rushed over without much thought. She knew that he was Xu Que, she was very sure of it, because she was so familiar with Xu Que’s appearance as well as his gaze. His eyes were empty and dull now. However, when she had seen his eyes in the past, there was always a cynical attitude and a tinge of mischief hidden deep inside his gaze, and she would never be able to erase it from her life!
Hence, whether Xu Que was doing extremely well or in dire straits, she was very sure that the man in front of her was Xu Que!
“Stop it!” Lin Yuxi yelled and squeezed past a guard. She didn’t hesitate to throw herself on Xu Que as she tried to ward off all the attacks the guards were throwing onto him.
Upon seeing Lin Yuxi’s behavior, several guards were stunned, and they stopped what they were doing and looked at the young man.
The young nobleman sized up Lin Yuxi, and he exclaimed, “What a beautiful girl!”
After that, with a smile on his face, he walked slowly toward her. He looked down at Lin Yuxi and said with a smile, “Miss, could it be that you’re a friend of this fool?”
“He’s not a fool!” Lin Yuxi stared straight into the eyes of the young man.
“Ha! Not a fool? If that’s the case, then you’re a fool too!” The young man sneered. He pointed at Xu Que and said to Lin Yuxi, “Of course, it doesn’t matter to me whether both of you are fools or not. I only know that he has eaten my medicinal item. If you can compensate me, I naturally couldn’t be bothered to argue with a fool. If you can’t compensate me, then I’ll kill him, and it’s none of your business!”
“All right, I’ll compensate you on his behalf!” Lin Yuxi didn’t hesitate but promised the young man instantly.
“You? Ha, ha, I’m just speaking casually. It’s a Second Grade Mind Restoration Pill, how could you, a trivial cultivator in the Original Infant Stage, be able to compensate me for it?” The young man laughed angrily.
Although Lin Yuxi was amazingly gorgeous, in the Celestial Realm, beauty was worthless, and was only regarded as playthings at most. But the Mind Restoration Pill was akin to an opportunity for the young man to secure a place in the Seven Stars Academy. There was no comparison between the two.
“What about a Seven Stars Order?” Lin Yuxi spoke coldly.
Seven Stars Order?
The young man and all the others were startled upon hearing what she said.
She has the Seven Stars Order?
How is that possible?
The value of the Seven Stars Order was far from being comparable to a Mind Restoration Pill. It was proof that one could directly enroll into the Seven Stars Academy!
How could the Seven Stars Order be possibly owned by a young female cultivator in the Original Infant Stage? And how could she use it to save a fool who had no cultivation?
“Ha, ha, Miss, your jokes aren’t funny at all!” Just then, the young man shook his head and laughed. He said coldly, “I’ll give you a chance to get out of the way in three seconds, or you’ll die with him!”
Suddenly, Lin Yuxi slapped her hand into her storage bag and took out a token from and held it in her hand.
At first, they thought Lin Yuxi wanted to resist, but when they saw the token, their expressions changed dramatically.
“Seven Stars Order?” Everyone cried out in alarm; it was unbelievable. That token was the genuine Seven Stars Order!
“I’ll give you the Seven Stars Order, and you’ll let him off. We’ll be even.” Then Lin Yuxi gritted her teeth and threw the Seven Stars Order to the young man. She was aware of the value of the Seven Stars Order. She definitely knew that the Seven Stars Order represented her future. Her future was what she had just thrown away.
But so what? As long as she could save Xu Que, she wouldn’t hesitate or contemplate her decision for another second.
In that fateful year so long ago, she had let her chance slip. Now she wouldn’t commit any more mistakes. What she did wasn’t making up for it, but to recover everything she had lost because of the chance she had let slip in the past.
“This…” The young man looked at the token in his hand and was astounded. He couldn’t utter a word. Such a precious token was the dream of tens of thousands of cultivators—it was one of the Seven Stars Academy’s admission quotas. He actually got it just like that; it was akin to a dream. But the key was that the token was from a young female cultivator in the Original Infant Stage and she used it to save a fool. That was more outrageous than one could ever dream!
At the same time, Lin Yuxi had helped Xu Que up, but Xu Que couldn’t even stand properly. He was like an empty shell without his soul, and the moment when he stood up, he collapsed again.
Lin Yuxi felt the pain in her heart. She kept her silence. She put Xu Que’s hand on her shoulder, supported and carried him toward the back door of the inn. She didn’t know what had happened to Xu Que and why he had fallen into that state, but she wasn’t going to let go of his hands anymore. Over the years, she had gone through countless incidents, but she had always been determined and firm in her goal of finding Xu Que. Now that she had found him, how could she let him go?
In that way, Lin Yuxi supported Xu Que and walked out quietly under everyone’s gazes.
The young man looked at them receding from view, and he weighed the Seven Stars Order in his hands. He smiled and said, “Interesting!”
Since he had the Seven Stars Order, the Mind Restoration Pill was certainly not worth mentioning. On the contrary, Lin Yuxi had sparked his interest.
“You, follow them, find out the relationship between the young woman and the fool and keep me informed of their whereabouts.” The young man waved his hand and ordered a guard to follow them.
Next to him, the middle-aged innkeeper had an idea and he flattered the young man, “Sir, I know a little about the girl’s origin…”
Soon, evening closed in. Lin Yuxi supported Xu Que and walked for several hours. They had left Star Heir City and stopped over in a dilapidated temple on the outskirts of the city. She activated a Magic Art, condensed a basin of clear water, and carefully cleaned the dirt on Xu Que’s face.
Xu Que didn’t say a word during the whole process. His eyes were dull and he sat like a puppet in the same spot, at the mercy of Lin Yuxi. It was only when Lin Yuxi wanted to help him wash his hair that Xu Que suddenly struggled. He slapped Lin Yuxi’s hand away, and he said with a determined expression, “Neck can be ruptured, but hairstyle must be in shape!”
Lin Yuxi stared at him and said happily, “Xu Que, you…you’ve recovered?”
However, Xu Que didn’t reply. He sat and stared at the ground, as if his previous actions were a subconscious effort.
Lin Yuxi stared at Xu Que for a long time and she finally sighed. She concluded that Xu Que wasn’t feigning madness and acting like a fool, he was really a fool.
But how did he become like this?
He was the focus of the world’s attention, he was always superior, and he was an arrogant, cynical, lofty, and a mischievous man. How was he reduced to such a state?
“You can rest assured that I’ll find a way to cure you! Even if it’s incurable, I’ll protect you and take care of you!” Lin Yuxi touched Xu Que’s face and murmured. Her cultivation stage was too weak to find out what had happened to Xu Que. The only thing she could do was to tidy up Xu Que’s appearance so that he wasn’tsuch a mess. She knew very well that he was a narcissistic fellow who loved to be neat and clean!
The next day, when the sky brightened up, Lin Yuxi took Xu Que back to Star Heir City.
Xu Que was able to walk now. He seemed to have an amazing ability to recover. The injuries suffered from the beatings by several Half-Celestials last night had completely recovered. However, he still didn’t have a single bit of cultivation.
Lin Yuxi held onto his hand and wanted to take him to Star Heir City for medical treatment. She knew that her cultivation stage was too low. In order to know what Xu Que was suffering from, she had to seek help from the authorities.
However, shortly after entering the city, several figures darted toward them and encircled Lin Yuxi and Xu Que. A middle-aged man pointed to Lin Yuxi. He was the innkeeper. He said, “Humph, what a wicked woman, you murdered your Master and buried her in the woodshed of our inn. This is treason, callous and sick. Arrest her and take her to the City Governor’s Mansion.”
“My Master?” Lin Yuxi was startled, and she seemed to have thought of something. Her expression drastically changed. “My Master died after she was injured. She and your father were close friends. She hoped to be buried in the inn after her death. So I buried her there, you…what have you done to her?”
“Humph, how dare you quibble, if we hadn’t dug her out, she would have died from an unknown cause!” The middle-aged innkeeper said in a righteous and justly manner.
When Lin Yuxi heard him, she was trembling, and her gaze were filled with grief and indignation. She had never thought that her Master couldn’t even have a peaceful death. These people dug out her Master’s body! It was not only disrespectful, but also an inhumane insult!
“Why, why would all of you do that, you will be punished by God!” Lin Yuxi shouted angrily. She was unable to restrain herself, and she burst into tears. On behalf of her Master, she couldn’t let it go.
“Why do you even ask? Of course, it’s for justice. Come on, take this woman down. As for that fool, kill him!” The middle-aged innkeeper waved his hand and ordered.
Several guards immediately stepped forward and approached Lin Yuxi.
Lin Yuxi quivered. She recognized that those people were the followers of the young man from last night.
“Stop it!” Just then, a forceful and unwavering voice was heard from the crowd.
“Amitabha, the Buddha is merciful. I’m afraid it’s not appropriate for you to bully a little girl?” A chubby man who was dressed in a Buddhist robe, held onto a string of beads in his hand, stepped out from the crowd, and looked at the middle-aged man and several guards with a smile.