Yin, with her hands still akimbo, narrowed her eyes at the newcomer. He was a simple-looking man no older than his thirties, wearing a white robe with a crest of some sort of organization on the sleeves.
"And, who might you be?"
The man was startled to see a young girl speaking so flippantly while surrounded by carnage. She looked injured, but her expression was way too calm it's eerie. If it were him, he would be puking. Wait, he was actually puking right now.
"Oh, boy," he could hear her mutter in what was supposed to be a sweet, childish voice. As he dry-heaved behind a tree, she continued to nonchalantly comment on the side. "That's absolutely the most disgusting thing I've seen since, well, a long time."
He had no idea whether to cry or cry louder.
What was disgusting?
Wasn't the sight of self-detonation, those red-stained grass and torn limbs, disgusting? Those wide-eyed heads on the rocks and those headless torsos by the trees, weren't they disgusting too? This was, among all he had seen, the worst massacre visuals.
Yet here, the girl dare say his vomit is the one that was absolutely disgusting?
What kind of freak was this kid?!
"A-Are you all right?" he asked after he heaved for what it took the time of an incense to burn. He was visibly paler than before, but he could not appear any weaker in front of a child. He chalked up her weird nonchalance as some sort of head trauma. "I'm Ye Mo from the Ye Sect of Leaf City. What's your name, little girl?"
The girl blinked at him with big, doe-like eyes.
"Ah, Little Yin, Yin'er." Ye Mo slowly approached her slowly, afraid that she would bolt out like a frightened rabbit the moment he came close. Worse, she would cry. He could not handle crying kids. "Are you from Leaf City? From which family are you hailed from?"
The girl simply blinked at him again. "Just Yin."
"Don't act cute with me. I'm plain, ol' Yin."
"All right, all right, but you're still small so I'll call you Little Yin for now." Ye Mo then crouched in front of her to rub her head and make sure she would be calm. However, she harshly swatted his hand away.
She raised a brow. "Did I tell you to touch me?"
"Uh, no." Ye Mo had never met such an overbearing little girl. She must be some princess or prized disciple from a nearby big family or sect. "I just wanna check how heavily injured you are."
"Are you a healer?"
"Then, it's useless to check right?"
Most people would have shrunk away, but Ye Mo did not give up. If he had one thing to be proud of, it was his patience.
"Members of my Ye Family are coming since I gave a distress signal. One of them is a healer. So, I really need to have you checked if you're injured so I can relay it to him."
Yin crossed her arms over her non-existent chest. "Well, why aren't you asking for permission? I'm a girl, you know. Not just any man can touch me."
Ye Mo was chanting to himself to have more patience. It seemed to be working.
"Uhh, can I touch you now?"
She then quirked her lips. "No, you cannot. Unless you become a female, then by all means, go ahead."
Ye Mo shook his head and decided to just let the others deal with her. "Do you know what happened here? Who attacked you?"
It seemed that he had forgotten he was supposedly talking to a four- or five-year-old girl.
Yin took a good look around and with her back to him, she shrugged in response. Her actions were so out of place on a toddler's body. "I was asleep the entire time."
Her body was dirty and wounded. To Ye Mo, it was as if she tried to look like a majestic tiger, but only the man could see that her appearance was nothing short of a drowned kitten.
But of course, he would never tell her that, for fear of being swatted once again.
"Elder Ye Mo!" A number of white-robed figures lined up behind him. One of them stepped forward. "We found no traces of the enemies in our jurisdiction. It seemed like they escaped towards the side of the Sunroot City. All the groups and mercenaries that they chanced along the way had been mutilated and killed. No one survived."
Ye Mo rearranged his expression into an aloof one.
"Well, we have one now."
Yin curiously studied the group of white-robed poker-faced mortals that suddenly appeared out of nowhere. Their discipline was impeccable, and it could be said that Ye Mo had personally trained these people to be the best among elites in the Ye Sect.She wondered if they'll be fun to play with. She had not played for a long, long time.Based on the fluctuations being emitted from their bodies, Yin could already measure what kind of resources she could expect in such a tiny world. This place might be not the lowest of realms and at least had a cultivating system unlike that one place she visited before – what's that planet again? Earth? – but it was just as insignificant as dust compared to the grand worlds Yin had seen before.Maybe it was too early to judge, maybe it was wrong to use Ye Mo as the standard and she was yet to meet the pinnacle existence in this world, but Yin needed to make up her mind now les
The young couple Ye Hua and Wu Xuan'er hurried back to Leaf City without delay. They did not notice the obvious relief on Ye Mo's face at their departure.While running, Ye Hua gestured with his fingers and a formless energy covered Yin to make sure the travel back would not aggravate her injuries. As cultivators, their speed had long surpassed those of a mortal's and he was worried that Yin's body could not tolerate it.The little girl could not help but gasp because his energy tickles.Ye Hua then fell back, making sure that he was just at the right distance behind Wu Xuan'er in case an enemy sneak attacks. Noticing Yin peeking over, he smiled. "Tell us if running fast makes you hurt, okay?"The ever-'high' Yin gave the young man a toothy grin. "Faster is better!"She then made herself comfortable in the young woman's arms, cuddling closer and naughtily poking the 'most comfort
"Why the sad face, Yifan?" asked an ancient voice that seemed to echo with the Dao.One could not determine whether the speaker was a male or a female, only that whoever it is, he or she must be ancestor-level old."Do you miss your family?"Above the clouds, somewhere near the central part of the seemingly boundless lands, a beautiful white crane flapped its large wings against the midwinter wind. With a gigantic wingspan of one li, the crane looked nothing like an ordinary animal. Its feathers emitted a soft spiritual glow that wrapped its entire body with warm light, making it look equally sacred and majestic.On the crown of its head, a middle-aged man with white brows and peppered hair, a skinny teenager with a scar on his neck, a little boy not even a decade old and an ugly, fat cat were sitting cross-legged.Yes, even the ugly cat was sitting cross-legged. If one were to look closely, one could even see that the cat had a very humanlike expr
"Ooh, interesting playmates have appeared."In one of the mansions belonging to the Ye Clan, a little girl in clean white robes sat on the ledge of a window while casually swinging her pudgy legs. A naughty glint could be seen on her young eyes as she had a faraway look towards the southern direction.Of course, the little girl was no other than Yin, who had actually accepted being called Little Yin for no other reason than that the old fogey Ye Mo would not let her have extra midnight pudding if she did not agree.Her skin was still marked with wounds and bruises, but her inner injuries were all cured by Ye Hua earlier. Thinking that she needed to sleep some more, he assigned her a room for her to rest in and promised to come back again in the morning.Ye Hua, known to the rest of the city as Fourth Young Master Ye, is the top healer and alchemist of the Ye Clan's younger generation. He was highly c
"Wanna play with Little Yin?"By the time she finished speaking the sentence, the tip of the sword was already a hairsbreadth away from her throat.'Is she not dodging?' the black-robed man could not help but think. 'Is she stunned senseless in fear?'But then he remembered her age and realized that she was merely a mortal. Of course, she could not react on time.Though, this fact surprised him more. This little mortal girl found him despite the cloak of the night, not to mention that he was someone with decent cultivation. How did she do it?'No matter what, she is unlucky to catch sight of me.'He was an assassin and his mission was of utmost priority. It might be a pity to kill a child, but this would not be the first nor the last innocent that he had to silence in his trade.'In your next life, do not stay up so late at night, brat!'<
An old man with silvery white hair, still strong as a bear in the waist and supple as a tiger in the back(1), appeared in between the unconscious Yin and the fleeing black-robed man."You think you can come and go as you like? You do not really put the Ye Clan in your eyes, do you?" he snorted, pushing his hand forward before making a grasping motion. "Come back here!"The old man was no other than Ye Wuqing, the current Patriarch of the Ye Family and one of the strongest experts in Leaf City!Without letting out a word, the black-robed man released his hidden weapons before dodging to one side. However, would the mighty Patriarch of Ye Clan, a venerated expert of his generation, allow him to escape?Of course not! Not only for safety, but also for face!As Ye Wuqing dealt with the intruder, a thirty-something-year-old man ran out from a nearby residence, to be followed by a youn
"S-So cold… I hope my arms make it and not fall off in the middle of the street…"Ye Mo could not help but grit his teeth as he flew out from the Ye Clan Manor. He sped towards the Leaf City's Ming Yue Sect branch, a place that was on the other side of the city.Despite covering his skin with qi, the icy coldness emitted by Little Yin was freezing his muscles and bones.To think that this girl was this capable despite still being a mortal…Ye Mo could not help but feel excited. One had to know that he was an accomplished cultivator. A mortal should not have been capable of leaving marks on his skin, much less injuring him.Little Yin was someone found and saved by the Ye Clan! As long as no one comes looking for her, she belongs to the clan!Imagine once she started the road of cultivation… wouldn't that mean she can make ice cubes fall and snow storms erupt with a flip of a single hand? In the Body Cultivation re
The heavily-bandaged Yin was roused by the abnormal smell in the air. It was heavy and sticky and irritating to the nose.In fact, it wasn't the room itself that smelled nasty. The room looked bland with its gray walls and lack of windows, but it did not stank to high heavens, only maybe a little stale.The culprit of the smell was those bandages wrapped around Yin. It seemed like they were soaked in blood and medicinal herbs before they were used on her. The bandages caused her to feel numb and the paralysis looked like it would not be gone for quite some time."Yuck! I smell!" She wanted to tear the bandages away, but she could not even move her finger, let alone lift her arm. "Wu wu, Yin is now disgusting! Disgusting! I don't like this!"She struggled to move but in the end, all she could do was flop around like a worm."Elder Sis Xuan'er?" she called out. "Bro Hua? Old fogey?"Where was everyone?Hey, is this some sort of game? Is