Chapter 95 – To search for hidden treasures (1)
When she hoisted up Su Luo’s corpse, an ice-cold, cruel smile could be seen at the corner of Su Luo’s mouth.
She twisted her body around and grabbed onto Nen Lu’s sleeves, placing her entire weight on Nen Lu’s shoulders. Her body was hanging upside down, with her head facing the ground. That broken dagger ruthlessly stabbed towards Nen Lu’s heart from her back!
“Ahhhh——” Nen Lu let out a wretched scream, the fury in her heart was at its peak. She endured the intense pain and used all her strength to throw Su Luo off the cliff.
However, Su Luo was stuck to her body like Niupi candy (1). No matter what she did, she couldn’t threw Su Luo off.
At the same time, Su Luo unceasingly stabbed her with the dagger.
In less than a second, countless numbers of lacerations appeared on Nen Lu’s body.
However, Nen Lu wouldn’t let Su Luo have an easy time of it either. She finally sent a heavy palm strike towards Su Luo.
The pit of Su Luo’s stomach was hit by that palm. Su Luo only felt a metallic sweetness in her throat, and then a huge stream of blood wildly sprayed out.
At this moment, both of them were at the edge of the cliff. The bitingly cold wind screamed through the mountains, blowing on the two bruised and battered people, who were on the verge of collapse.
The sound of Nen Lu’s grim laugh echoed, as she sent one foot kicking towards Su Luo.
This kick contained all of her strength. She had already calculated that this kick was enough to send Su Luo down the cliff, as a way to destroy the body while erasing all the evidence.
However, just at this critical juncture, Su Luo grabbed onto and tightly hugged Nen Lu’s leg which was kicking her.
Because of the effect of gravity, both of them fell off the cliff.
While they were falling, Su Luo used her strength to keep pulling and twisting, until she was on top, while Nen Lu was beneath her.
Nen Lu was so angry that she wanted to do the same by imitating Su Luo’s actions, but Su Luo’s foot heavily kicked her downwards.
Nen Lu’s heart was so enraged that she swore, if there was a next life, she would definitely dismember Su Luo’s body and chop it into ten thousand pieces!
But there wasn’t enough time for her to think much more. Now, the two of them had already dropped close to the bottom of the abyss.
“Splash——”Both of them fell into the water, the deafening sound of water being displaced resounded, like being shot out of a geyser, water flew high into the sky. At that moment, both of them completely lost consciousness.
Both of their bodies were brutally pulled by the current of the creek, continuously colliding with obstructions in the water. Nobody knew where this water flowed to.
Unaware of how much time had passed, Su Luo’s eyelashes, which were thin as a cicada’s wing, trembled slightly. She slowly opened her eyes, and saw a rock above her head.
She now discovered that the illuminations in all directions were very dim, and that she had been washed ashore by the creek water.
Su Luo found that her entire body was in pain. It was so agonizing, that it was as if her body had been torn into tiny little pieces. The pain was so great that she was almost numb.
Su Luo fetched a handful of water from within her space, and with much difficulty, she drank it. After a long while, she was slowly able to recover.
She staggeringly stood up, and suspiciously took measure of her surroundings.
This place was a crescent-shaped cave.
A cave that had been abandoned for many years.
Su Luo was so weak that she could barely stand, but she clenched her teeth and stood up. She swayingly staggered towards the inside of the cave.
She supported herself using the cave’s wall. With great strain, she walked more than a hundred meters into the cave, yet she still hadn’t reached the end.
This strip of dark tunnel was pitch-black and gloomy, as if leading to a borderless underworld. Everything was covered in darkness.
However, without knowing why, it seemed as if a mysterious power was beckoning to her. It continuously coaxed her to continue walking deeper inside.
She roughly walked about another three hundred meters. Su Luo kept breathing in mouthfuls of cold air. Where did this tunnel actual lead to? Could it be that there was no end to this path?
She really didn’t believe it.
Su Luo’s competitive heart was aroused. She dragged her exhausted body, step by step shuffling further into the cave. She walked a full thousand meters, when all of a sudden, her sharp ears heard the sound from the bubbling water of a creek.
When Su Luo walked to the place where the sound was coming from, her eyes couldn’t help but open wide, scanning the scene in front of her.
At this moment, she thought her own eyes were seeing things.
The dark tunnel ended in an unexpectedly large, circular space, which was no less than the size of a basketball court. This empty space appear to be very spacious.
At the center of this place was a purple furnace shaped standing cauldron (2). Workbenches formed a circle surrounding the cauldron. Some crystal stones and medicinal herbs were sparsely arranged on the workbenches.
1 Niupi candy is a sticky, stretchy caramel like candy usually cut into rectangles and covered in sesame seeds. Here is a Chinese site that shows how you can make it.
2 The Chinese character is Ding – an ancient Chinese standing cauldron used for cooking, serving and storage vessel. Smaller version of it was used to hold wine and food during religious rituals. The Ding can have three or four standing legs. See wiki link here.