TMMTMQ – Chapter 113
"It smells really good." Yu Chuxue said.
"That's why it's called Qilixiang (Orange Jasmine)." Guo Yuankai took it for granted. (TN: 七里香/qī lǐ xiāng. Literal translation word per word = 7 Li of Fragrance. 1 Li = 500 meters.)
Everyone was filling their stomachs and when they finished, it was already evening, "Let's put away the rest for later." Zhong Xinyi said. So many people only ate less than one-third.
"Okay." Since the cameraman had a tent, everyone suggested putting it in the tent.
Zhong Xinyi put the food in the tent. When she came out, she found that there seemed to be an ancient city in front of her. She couldn't help but exclaimed, "Look there, there seems to be a building!"
"That's a mirage." Lu Yongyi explained that it was easy to see such a scene in the desert.
"It turns out that this is a mirage." Yu Chuxue said, her eyes were full of surprises. She had only heard about it in the past, but now she could see it for real.
"It's so beautiful, feels a bit like an ancient city." Guo Yuankai said. Looking at these, he thought he was back in ancient times.
After a while, the scene disappeared, and it got dark. The cameramen divided out three tents for everyone to live in. The men squeezed in one. Yu Chuxue and Zhong Xinyi were in the same tent, and the other one belonged to Gong Qingyao. In fact, everyone wanted to share the tent with Gong Qingyao, but they were afraid of disturbing her.
Gong Qingyao didn't rest immediately after entering the tent, but meditated on the spot. After everyone was asleep, Gong Qingyao opened her eyes, got up, and walked out of the tent quietly.
Before, when she saw the mirage, Gong Qingyao discovered something wrong. Although the mirage was a refracted scene, it was also something that actually existed in reality.
That was to say, the ancient city was real, and this was not the reason Gong Qingyao left to quietly now. The reason was, that ancient city, according to Feng Shui principles, was an ancient tomb!
Generally speaking, going to a tomb was not a good thing, not to mention looking at the appearance and structure, this ancient tomb should have a long life. It's just that Gong Qingyao seemed to feel something in her heart. She felt the owner of the tomb seemed to be calling her.
According to the direction she thought, Gong Qingyao flew all the way, and soon saw a huge vortex. She stopped by the whirlpool. If she guessed correctly, the ancient tomb was below it. She closed her eyes, running the profound energy in her body, and sure enough, she found something wrong under the desert.
No longer hesitating, Gong Qingyao jumped in. The surrounding area was very dark, and there was only the sound of wind passing by in her ears. After falling for a long time, Gong Qingyao finally landed steadily on the ground, and instantly submerged on the damp and rotten soil.
If it was an ordinary person, they would probably suffocate after smelling the smell, but Gong Qingyao was not an ordinary person. After a little adjustment, Gong Qingyao lifted her foot and walked into the tomb.
Lu Qianqian ran out of the ring, she was still a little uncomfortable, but she felt the changes in her surroundings in the ring just now, so she came out. Looking around, she looked at Gong Qingyao with some doubts, "Master , why did you come to this tomb?" There seemed to be a lot of yin in the tomb, which means there were a lot of dead people.
Gong Qingyao said, "I don't know." Although the owner of the tomb called her over, she didn’t have to come at all, but deep down she wanted to.
When Lu Qianqian heard Gong Qingyao's statement, she immediately regained her state and planned to enter the tomb with Gong Qingyao. Lu Qianqian looked around vigilantly.
Gong Qingyao said, "You return to the ring first." This tomb seemed to be filled with dangerous auras everywhere, in case Lu Qianqian had a problem, the gain would not be worth the loss.
"It's okay, I can." Lu Qianqian said, lest Gong Qingyao didn't believe it, she said specifically, "I feel like I can improve my ghost cultivation here." Currently, she was at the seventh level of the ghost cultivation. If it was raised again, she would be on the eighth level.
This tomb was built like a labyrinth with excellent feng shui, but it was set a long time ago, so some formations were a little damaged, but it could be seen that the formation was created by a very powerful metaphysical master.
After taking a few steps, a lot of lonely ghosts floated over. Gong Qingyao originally planned to shoot them apart. But after seeing the ghosts clearly, she recited the Death Scripture to them. The consequence of this was that not only the number of wild ghosts didn’t become smaller but bigger.
A steady stream of ghosts floated over from a distance, Gong Qingyao simply meditated, recited one by one. These ghosts were also interesting, knowing that the people in front were helping themselves, they lined up obediently, and got overtaken one by one.
Of course, Gong Qingyao didn't give everyone a chance. When she met a noisy one, she directly pushed it to Lu Qianqian. Lu Qianqian's solution was to take one bite, so that the ghosts in the line became more clever and didn't dare to make a sound.
They didn't know how long it took before finally there were no wild ghosts in front of them.
"The Yin Qi here is still very heavy." Lu Qianqian said with a full burp. A lot of evil spirits had been eaten out just now, enough for her ghost cultivation to improve by one level.
"It's much better." Gong Qingyao said. The Yin Qi when they first arrive was very strong.
After the wild ghosts were dealt with, the outer road seemed to be opened up, and a small road appeared in the place where it was originally a maze.
"Can this road be taken?" Lu Qianqian asked uncertainly. She had read a lot of novels related to tomb robbers during her lifetime, and knew about the institutions of some ancient tombs. Lu Qianqian always felt that these tombs were very evil.
"Yes." There was almost no need to count with six yao divination, Gong Qingyao could directly determine the way.
This road was indeed okay, but very quickly, the two of them walked to a door. Gong Qingyao opened the door, only a white mist drifted in, and when it dispersed, the two saw a lot of gold and silver treasure.
Lu Qianqian was originally a ghost, and had no interest in these items, so she only took a few glances. While Gong Qingyao on the side was originally not short of money.
Gong Qingyao walked directly through the room to the back. As soon as she walked into the door, she heard a loud noise. The place full of gold and silver treasures just now was now a pile of bones, and there seemed to be some organs hidden underneath.
"Sh*t!" Lu Qianqian couldn't help but said. If she was still alive, she would definitely go to get those gold and silver treasures. She couldn't imagine whether she would then end up like those withered bones.
Seeing Gong Qingyao's calm look, Lu Qianqian said, "Master, have you already known it?"
"Yeah." When she came in, Gong Qingyao realized that these were blindfolds, so she walked directly across the room.
"It seems that the owner of this tomb is quite powerful. I don't know who it is." Lu Qianqian said.
Gong Qingyao was also a little curious. The metaphysical master who was able to design this tomb probably had passed away, otherwise they would really have a good time discussing it.
In addition to gold and silver treasures, Gong Qingyao and Lu Qianqian had also gone through many tricks. However, the next room was smarter than the previous room, and it was getting more and more confusing. Gong Qingyao let out a deep breath, just now she was almost fooled.
Lu Qianqian looked at the front room, "I don't know how many more there is, I hope this is the last one."
The two went into the next room.
Pushing the door open, Gong Qingyao saw a familiar figure, "Qingyao, are you back?" A gentle voice sounded. She couldn't remember what she was doing for a while, but faced with Song Qiubai's gentleness, she silently nodded, "Yes."
"Today I made your favorite sesame rolls and red bean porridge." Song Qiubai said.
Seeing Gong Qingyao's motionless, Song Qiubai beckoned, "Why are you standing stupidly? Come and sit down. Your dad will be back in a while."
As soon as she finished speaking, Gong Liangji walked in, "Oh, what are we celebrating today? So rich."
"It's just some home-cooked dishes. I was just telling Qingyao that you are coming back soon." Song Qiubai said.
Gong Liangji walked directly to the table, "Red bean porridge, this is your mother's specialty."
Song Qiubai hurriedly filled two bowls of porridge, giving Gong Liangji and Gong Qingyao a bowl, and then she also served a bowl for herself.
However, Gong Qingyao only sat and didn't move.
Song Qiubai was a little puzzled, "Qingyao, why don't you move your chopsticks? It doesn't suit your appetite?"
Gong Qingyao's expression was indifferent, "The illusion is beautiful, but after all, it is fake."
Sesame rolls and red bean porridge were what Gong Qingyao used to like, but now Gong Qingyao rarely ate these two foods. Moreover, Song Qiubai didn't know how to cook. In addition, Gong Liangji had a habit of taking off his clothes and changed his shoes into slippers when entering the door, instead of entering only with socks on. One more thing, for every meal at home, Gong Liangji would serve Song Qiubai first, then Gong Qingyao, and finally himself, instead of waiting for Song Qiubai to serve himself like just now.
The illusion that Gong Qingyao had seen through, slowly dissipated, and then it revealed the original appearance of the room. An empty room with nothing.
Lu Qianqian was nowhere to be found. Gong Qingyao tried to sense her, but she didn't notice any ghost nearby.
Gong Qingyao guessed that Lu Qianqian should still be in the illusion, so she meditated and practiced on the spot. Time passed by one minute and one second. It seemed that a long time passed before Lu Qianqian finally appeared on the spot. She looked tired and weakly called, "Master."
Gong Qingyao got up and said, "You came."
Suddenly there was another road in front of her, and Lu Qianqian said, "How come this tomb is like leveling in game?"
"Yes." At this point, Gong Qingyao had already understood, "This first level tests the heart of benevolence." With so many ghosts scattered before, it seemed that not many be able to pass this level.
"Is the second level aspiration?" Lu Qianqian asked, so many blindfolds should be a test of their determination.
Gong Qingyao nodded slightly, and probably many people would also be fascinated by the blindfold just now, but Gong Qingyao had always been a determined person, so she appeared quickly. Lu Qianqian spent a little more time.
"What is the third level?" Lu Qianqian asked.
Gong Qingyao looked forward, and she was also a little curious about what kind of levels would appear in front of her next.
"Let's go." Gong Qingyao walked forward, and Lu Qianqian hurriedly followed.
Every step brought great changes.