Demon's Diary Chapter 4
“Ha! Leave the Da Xuan Country? You really think the heart nourishing pill given to us by the Family Head was Spiritual Medicine. Think about what happened to the people that betrayed the Bai Clan before. In addition, our families are both still living in the Bai Clan. If we leave, how are they going to live? If I remember correctly, you married a beautiful lady last year and she became pregnant earlier this year. According to doctor Zhang, there’s an eighty percent chance it will be a boy.” Guan Lao Da spoke loudly, but his expression was grave.
“This…” Gu Lao San heard this and felt as if cold water was poured onto his head. He stood motionless without a word.
“If it really does not work, I do have a desperate plan. Though the chances to live do not exceed twenty percent. This plan will also use up all the savings we’ve had throughout the years.” Guan Lao Da’s eyes flashed for a bit before saying this.
“Use up all our savings and still only have a twenty percent chance to survive?” Hearing this, Gu Lao San’s face became bitter.
“Hmph. If I didn’t have some relationship to the Family Head’s main wife, even this small chance would not be here. If you are unwilling, I will not force you.” Boss Guan said calmly.
“You misunderstand, Guan Lao Da. How could I refuse? If it can preserve our lives, using all our wealth is not a big deal.” Gu Lao San said quickly in shock and smiled apologetically.
“If you understand, then great! Let’s not waste time, before the news go back to the clan, we need to sneak back in order to prepare quickly.” Boss Guan’s expression relaxed a bit.
This time, Gu Lao San only nodded his head, not daring to show any unwanted expressions.
Then, the two discussed a little more in front of the new grave. From his chest, Guan Lao Da pulled out a pair of green gloves made of unknown materials and shouted.
From the pair of green gloves, a layer of bright white light rushed toward the ground in front of him.
Soil and countless wild grasses flew in different directions and a three feet deep pit appeared in front of the two.
Gu Lao San moved and circled around the pit before kicking the corpses into it.
When he walked to the young man’s corpse, he hesitated a bit before reaching behind his back and pulling his sword out of its sheath.
With a swipe of his finger over the sword, a green light scattered from its surface.
With a twist of Gu Lao San’s wrist, he prepared to use his sword to do something to the corpse.
However, although Guan Lao Da was simply watching from the side, his ears twitched and his expression changed. He turned toward the river and said, “Who is it? Who dares to sneak around and eavesdrop on us!”
As soon as he finished talking, Boss Guan moved his arm. On his fist, a light shone and a frightening air mass flew out.
A muffled noise!
About a 100 feet away, the underbrush started to shake violently. A weak figure crawled out, before lying on the ground motionless.
Guan Lao Da saw this and walked over. With a kick, he flipped over the weak looking figure to have him face up.
Surprisingly, it was a young man with his eyes shut. His clothes were in tatters and he was completely unconscious.
“Could it be he came from the river? Looks like I don’t even have to do anything and he still won’t live for much longer.” Boss Guan gave the young man another glance and relaxed after confirming there was no threat.
“Still, hurry up and finish him off. What we just said cannot be leaked out.” Hearing that, Gu Lao San relaxed besides the hole, but he still called for a murderous act without hesitation.
“You don’t need to tell me that, I know. Hm, this kid’s appearance…” Guan Lao Da was slightly annoyed at Gu Lao San and the gloves on his fist started to shine once more. But as the light swept across the young man’s face, a shocking face appeared.
“What’s happening, what’s wrong with his appearance?” As Gu Lao San saw Guan Lao Da lower his glove, Gu Lao San was naturally curious.
“If you come over, you’ll know!” Guan Lao Da pulled his fist back and waved Gu Lao San over with a strange expression.
Seeing that, Gu Lao San’s curiosity grew. He didn’t think much as sheathed the sword in his hand and walked over to Guan Lao Da.
“Who is this kid and why does he look exactly like young master?” After the thin man saw the young man’s appearance, he couldn’t help but exclaim in shock.
“It’s somewhat close but his face is somewhat pale. His brows are also much thicker and he has many scars on his face. In addition, his skin is somewhat rough and much different to young master’s smooth skin of never having to work hard.” Guan Lao Da took a breath and observed closely before coming to a conclusion.
“There are a lot of people that have similar appearances in this world. It isn’t too weird to meet someone that has an appearance similar to young master. In addition, now that young master’s dead, no matter how close this kid looks like young master, it’s useless since young master had a spiritual pulse and he’d be a practitioner like you and me.” Gu Lao San also calmed down and carefully analyzed the situation.
“However, if this kid has a spiritual pulse, I have a better plan of preserving our lives. However, I don’t think that there’s such a coincidence in this world. For Practitioning Clans, they borrow the power of their blood relations in order to give birth to ones with Spiritual Pulses. For normal people, there are only one in a thousand that have a Spiritual Pulse. In addition, even if a normal person knows that they have a Spiritual Pulse, without enough resources of methods of training, they can’t possibly become practitioners. Remember us? As soon as we realized that we had Spiritual Pulses, we decided to join the Bai Clan and thus we could get to the height we are at today.” Guan Lao Da was still lamenting over his future as he said that.
“That’s right. Those that have been sent to this ceremony were the best of the best in the Practitioning Clans. Thinking about that, we have no chance to beat those who were born into the Bai Clan.” Gu Lao San didn’t think much as he responded.
“Nothing we say helps right now. Let’s first try our best to keep our lives. Seeing that this kid is quite young, I’ll leave him with an intact body.” Guan Lao Da didn’t say much more and tensed his arm up. On the tip of his hand were nearly invisible green sparkles.
Naturally, Gu Lao San had no objections to the killing of this kid.
With a shake of his arm, Guan Lao Da’s greenish fist landed silently on the young man’s Dan Tian.
TL: Dan Tian – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dantian
Even though this attack seemed extremely weak, Guan Lao Da had used the power of his practioner weapon and the power within the strike was enough to shatter the kid’s internal organs and thus take his life within seconds.
As soon as Gu Lao San saw the green light on Guan Lao Da’s fists, he turned around and was about to “manage” his young master’s corpse.
But right then, a surprised yelp came from behind him:
“No way, this kid has Yuan Li. He has a Spiritual Pulse.”
Guan Lao Da’s voice was quite shaken as he called out.
Hearing that, Gu Lao San quickly looked backwards.
He saw Guan Lao Da holding his fist while the green light on his fist had completely disappeared.
However, on the young man’s stomach, a ring of near invisible white light was silently pulsing and looked as if it was about to die out at any time.
“Yuan Li Protection. This kid definitely has a Spiritual Pulse and probably has quite a decent Yuan Li foundation too.” Gu Lao San was quite stunned.
“Haha, this time, it’s a true miracle. Gu Lao San, we don’t need to go back to Bai Clan anymore. With this kid, we can live our lives without worry.” Guan Lao Da stared blankly at the kid who was still in a coma before laughing freely. A hint of insanity was visible on his face.
“Guan Lao Da, what do you mean. Why does this kid having a Spiritual Pulse save our lives?” Gu Lao San blinked his eyes and was still quite confused…
“Why does the Family Head want to kill us?” Guan Lao Da stopped laughing and asked back.
“Because young master died while we were supposed to protect him!” Gu Lao San looked even more confused.
“Hehe, but isn’t young master right here!?” Guan Lao Da pointed at the kid in front of him and sneered.
“What, you’re going to…” Gu Lao San wasn’t stupid and realized the intentions of Guan Lao Da immediately. However, his face became much paler than before.
“Correct. We will be taking this kid to The Barbarian Ghost Sect and leave him with the person in charge of collecting those that will be undertaking the ceremony. Afterwards, we can go back to Bai Clan and say that we already sent the person there. Once Head receives a mail that young master was actually sent to the Sect, we won’t get punished and we might even be rewarded.” Guan Lao Da was extremely calm as he said those words.
“That does work but this kid doesn’t look too much like young master and what would happen if he gets exposed. In addition, we don’t know where he’s from, so how would he agree to this?” Gu Lao San’s face darkened as he thought about the possibilities of failure.
“Hmph, what are you afraid of? Once this kid gets into the Barbarian Ghost Sect, it’ll be a couple of years before the Bai Clan sees him again. In addition, seeing how dangerous the Spiritual Opening Ceremony is, this kid doesn’t even have a chance of survival since he hasn’t gone through any of the preparatory training. If he does die, then we’re basically free and worriless. As for his appearance, did you forget what you did before you became a practitioner?
“He doesn’t have to look perfectly like young master, just being similar is enough. The sect only has a picture of the young master a year ago, having some sort of change is a normal thing.” Guan Lao Da said with confidence.
“And if he really completes the Spiritual Opening Ceremony and becomes a Spiritual Student, what should we do?” Gu Lao San was still hesitant.
“Becoming a Spiritual Student? Are you still asleep? In the past years, only a few disciples became Spiritual Students. In addition, as soon as we get back, we’ll try to get rid of the poison that Head gave us and then try to leave with our families. Even if that kid doesn’t die and does something, what does it have to do with us? For now, as long as we can save our lives, everything else can be discussed. As for convincing this kid, we’ll do this….” Guan Lao Da leaned closer to Gu Lao San and whispered indistinguishable words.
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