USAW Book 1 Chapter 64

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Chapter 64: Green Willow School


In a small hall which was simply furnished but had an air of elegance and comfort about it,

Bai Yunfei and Qiu Luliu were sitting opposite each other on the left and the right respectively. Bai Yunfei was holding a teacup in his hand, carefully listening to her introduction to the Green Willow School and the situation in the entire Jade Willow City.

“Right, Luliu, do you know if there are forces subordinate to the Glacial School in this Jade Willow City?” Bai Yunfei suddenly thought of one thing and asked.

“Oh? Why do you ask this question?” Qiu Luliu was stupefied for a short while then immediately reacted, “Are you worried that… Zhang Zhenshan will employ the Glacial School’s forces to search for you?”

Bai Yunfei nodded.

“Ha ha, you need not worry about this.” Qiu Luliu laughed softly, “If this was a different place, I wouldn’t dare to guarantee anything, but in this Jade Willow City, the Glacial School definitely won’t dare to run wild. This place is the location of my Green Willow School’s headquarters, how can my school let them cause trouble?”

Bai Yunfei pondered with his head lowered for a while then continued to ask, “For the last two days I’ve always felt that there seems to be something wrong, but I haven’t detected anything. That Glacial School… If they already know that I’m here, but they don’t dare to cause trouble in the city, then I’m afraid when I leave Jade Willow City, I’ll be ambushed by them. Only, I’m not sure if they have found me by now or not…”

“I see…” Qiu Luliu’s face showed a trace of solemnity. After thinking for a bit, she said, “According to my knowledge, there’s no forces of the Glacial School in the city. But there seems to be some connection between that Long family and the Glacial School…”

“What? The Long family?!” Bai Yunfei asked in surprise, his expression changing.

“Oh? Could it be you know about that Long family?” Qiu Luliu asked doubtfully, having not expected such a reaction from him.

“The day before yesterday I had a conflict with the two young masters of the Long family. They…” Bai Yunfei casually said a few words but then he stopped all of a sudden. Seeming to remember something, he frowned slightly and began to ponder with his head lowered.

Seeing him like that, Qiu Luliu did not disturb him again. She sat quietly on one side sipping her tea.

“Master, brother Yunfei is inside…” Chu Yuhe’s lovely voice came in from outside. She had gone to invite her master to come here earlier. Now they should be arriving together.

Sure enough, when her voice had just faded away, two people appeared at the door. One of them was a middle-aged woman with an elegant posture and at the same time an air of majesty about her. She walked into the room accompanied by Chu Yuhe.

Actually it was somewhat inappropriate to refer to her as a middle-aged woman because even though she had a plump, mature figure, she appeared to be very young. Judging from her appearance alone, she definitely could not be older than thirty years of age — this was none other than the Green Willow School’s headmaster, Mu Wanqing.

“Master.” Seeing the visitors, Qiu Luliu stood up and saluted at once.

The moment Chu Yuhe’s voice rang out, Bai Yunfei woke up from his contemplation. Now he also stool up. Although he was a little surprised because the person called ‘master’ by Qiu Luliu was so young, this lasted only for a moment. He also saluted, saying, “I am Bai Yunfei. It is an honor to meet you, senior.”

Mu Wanqing smiled at the two of them then said to Bai Yunfei, “There’s no need to stand on ceremony, young hero Bai. Let’s all sit down. Don’t be too formal.”

After everybody sat down, Mu Wanqing observed Bai Yunfei carefully for a good few seconds then said with smiling eyes, “Young hero Bai, I really wanted to thank you in person for having saved Yuhe in the past, therefore this time I took the liberty of inviting you to my school as a guest. I hope you don’t take offense at this.”

The fact that she, a school’s headmaster and a Soul Ancestor, had such a polite attitude towards himself made Bai Yunfei feel somewhat uncomfortable. He shook his hand gently, saying: “Please don’t stand on ceremony, headmaster. I’m not worthy of it. There was already a feud between Zhang Yang and me so at the time I merely saved Yuhe by accident. You don’t need to thank me anymore…”

“Oh, since young hero Bai is so modest, I won’t mention this again either.” Mu Wanqing paused for a bit then continued, “As for the Glacial School, you don’t have to be worried about it when you’re in this Jade Willow City. If they dare to cause trouble in the city, my Green Willow School won’t sit by and watch.”

Bai Yunfei was happy inside because she had said clearly that she would help him. Although he did not know why she was so enthusiastic, having a ‘backer’ was always a good thing.

“Oh, thank you very much for your help, headmaster. I plan to leave this Azure Cloud Province tomorrow or the day after tomorrow. When I have arrived in the Northern Cliff Province, as long as I’m careful with my actions, I think the Glacial School won’t be able to do anything to me.”

“Oh? You’re about to leave so soon? Um… Young people aspire to travel far and make their mark. Young hero Bai was lucky to be taught by a senior from the Fate School so you indeed shouldn’t limit yourself to such a small place as Azure Cloud Province. You should go out and try to make a name for yourself.”

Her sudden mention of the Fate School slightly stupefied Bai Yunfei. He cast a look at Qiu Luliu on one side then said modestly, “You flatter me, senior. I just want to go experience the outside world a bit. As for me being taught by senior Ge Yiyun from the Fate School, this was indeed a piece of luck.”

Hearing the words ‘Ge Yiyun’ from Bai Yunfei, Mu Wanqing slightly raised her beautiful eyebrows, but they immediately returned to normal. She took a look at Chu Yuhe on one side, seeming to think of something, and said, “Right, young hero Bai, what do you think about this little girl Yuhe?”

“Oh?” Bai Yunfei was stupefied, somewhat unable to keep up with her sudden change of topics. Only after being stunned for a long time did he say somewhat doubtfully, “Yuhe… is very good. I heard from Luliu that she’s well-behaved and sensible and got quite a lot of talent for cultivation…”

“Then… are you willing to accept her as your sworn younger sister, young hero Bai?” Mu Wanqing nodded smilingly then said a line that astounded the other three people at the scene.

Bai Yunfei felt that his thinking really could not keep up with this senior’s thought speed. Temporarily he was stupefied and had no reaction. Mu Wanqing frowned slightly, “What’s wrong, young hero Bai? Could it be you think that Yuhe doesn’t deserve to become your younger sister?”

“Ah? No, no, that’s not what I mean. Miss Yuhe is smart and lovely. How can I…”

“Oh, so this means you agree to this?” Mu Wanqing narrowed her eyes slightly, showing a smiling expression, “Then that settles it. From now on the two of you will be brother and younger sister. This way Yuhe won’t feel guilty all the time about being unable to repay you for saving her life.”

“Yuhe, are you willing to accept young hero Bai as your brother?” Mu Wanqing turned to Chu Yuhe and asked kindly.

In the beginning, when Chu Yuhe heard Mu Wanqing mention her, she had a somewhat confused expression. Then, when she heard her master ask Bai Yunfei about his view on her, her face slightly reddened. Afterwards, when she heard her master tell Bai Yunfei to accept her as a sworn younger sister, her face was full of amazement, but she did not dare to cut in. Now, hearing Mu Wanqing’s question, she was slightly stupefied then said in a low voice, “Of course, of course I’m willing. I’m also very happy to have brother Yunfei as my sworn brother.”

“Oh, that’s good. From now on, young hero Bai is your brother. You have to respect your sworn brother, do you understand?” Mu Wanqing nodded in a satisfied manner and said smilingly.

“Yes, I will remember this…”

……

Just like that, Bai Yunfei got a nominal younger sister in a puzzling manner.

Looking at Chu Yuhe, who now had slightly red cheeks and a happy expression, Mu Wanqing secretly let out a sigh of relief.

It had to be said that it actually took Mu Wanqing a lot of effort to come up with this ‘sudden’ suggestion. Right after knowing that Bai Yunfei had saved Chu Yuhe, she had already noticed that Chu Yuhe had a vague love for him. Only, the little girl had seemed to still be ignorant of it. Therefore, Mu Wanqing took this opportunity to turn her just-budding love into an admiration for a brother. All it took was a couple of advices for Chu Yuhe. Mu Wanqing had achieved her goal. Now the little girl had already listened to her master’s words, regarding Bai Yunfei as an older brother…

Mu Wanqing wanted to facilitate a love between the two of them as well, especially when knowing just now that there was some connection between Bai Yunfei and Ge Yiyun. At the time she could not restrain her heart from palpitating with eagerness because a junior highly regarded by Ge Yiyun would definitely have outstanding achievements in the future, and if she could build a good relationship with him, this would absolutely benefit the Green Willow School. However, she could also tell that Bai Yunfei did not have that kind of feeling towards Chu Yuhe, therefore, in order to spare her little disciple future grief, she had no choice but to manipulate them into becoming sworn brother and younger sister in such a puzzling way.

Seeing that the other three people present were still somewhat bewildered, looking thoughtful, Mu Wanqing laughed softly and said said to Bai Yunfei, “Right, young hero Bai, in this Jade Willow City you…”

“Headmaster, a guest has come to pay a visit!” Before she could finish what she was saying, a reporting voice coming in from outside the door interrupted her.

Mu Wanqing frowned slightly and looked outside the door at that reporting disciple, asking, “Who is that? Take them into the side hall on the west wing first. I’ll come over in a while.”

“Headmaster, this is senior You Qingfeng from the Wood School.” The disciple outside the door hesitated for a while then still said again in warning.

After Mu Wanqing heard these words, her originally indifferent face suddenly froze for a moment then showed a happy expression. Although it was suppressed by her immediately, that fleeing hint of a girlish smile still captivated Bai Yunfei for a bit when he saw it.

“Young hero Bai, you should have a chat with Qiu Luliu and Chu Yuhe. I think the three of you must have many things to talk about. After that you can let them take you on a stroll in my school…” Mu Wanqing stood up said to Bai Yunfei with a smile.

He nodded, “Oh, that’s fine. Please feel free to go and receive your guest. There’s no need to care about me.”

Only after Mu Wanqing had left did Bai Yunfei ask Qiu Luliu somewhat doubtfully, “Who is this person called You Qingfeng…?”

“Senior You Qingfeng is an outstanding disciple of the Wood School in the Five Elements Schools. As a late-stage Soul Ancestor, he’s even more formidable than my master!” Qiu Luliu explained then looked outside the door quietly, seeming to confirm that her master had really gone far away. Afterwards, she said in a lowered voice, “He’s my master’s cousin! If not for my master’s inability to let go of the Green Willow School, she would’ve probably gone with him to the Wood School. They…”

At this point, seeming to suddenly react to something, she immediately sat upright and said with a straight face, “As juniors, we can’t discuss our seniors’ affairs.”

But that expression was obviously telling Bai Yunfei that, “You get the picture…”


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52 thoughts on “USAW Book 1 Chapter 64” - NO SPOILERS

      1. Nope, not a pushover, but also not uber omg kill everything amazeballs, either. He’s working his way up. He does have the Upgrade Technique as his secret hidden ace, but it’s what he does with it and his skills that determines his ability.

    1. Asian countries aren’t quite a strict as Western ones afaik. Obviously siblings are ng but iirc cousins more than one apart are fine(ish). I might be wrong though.

      1. It’s a little strange. Incest is really a grave matter for them, but they have bizarre views about what is incest and what is not. Marrying your cousin doesn’t count as incest, especially if they have different surname, but a sister, even a sworn sister (so different blood) is 100% incest.

  1. A mom and his son are at a playground.

    “Mom, I want a sibling !”
    “I nominate this girl to be your sister from now on.”
    “Thank you mom !”

    1. What the f**k is with the women in this novel? they either trying to manipulate to get favors or just get into his pants here sigh~ I CALL IT GUYS THAT liu meng is one shady character 100 bucks says she is trying to get him to do something for her or leading him to a trap or something xD

      1. I don’t know, at first I thought she was making him stay on purpose for the Ice school. But I’m not sure anymore. The jealousy crisis looked like real, and was not the best move if she wanted to manipulate him. With the little girl out of the way (little sister route) she may end up as the main girl of the books.

        1. i don’t think she is the lead heroine of novel. maybe she is a REALLY good actor we had a few of those in novels for example han bei in ISSTH and more if i think about it. i got suspicious when the first thing she did after coming to his room was to take the item.if she had genuine feelings she wouldn’t have done that. and another thing is she got attached WAY TOO EASILY, sure she says she was alone but he was still a “stranger” by any possible definition. thanking him for rescue was good but do you believe daughter of some high class person would be this open to first stranger she sees? and another thing is although it was obvious she hated that cousin of hers (don’t think anyone liked the guy except his family )but she was out buying presents for her “auntie” would you use that way to address someone you hate? i bet you wouldn’t. so from all that you can conclude there is snowballs chance in hell she will be the main heroine or her being a person with no other motive other to make “friends”. i still say she is gonna lead him to a trap of some kind just wait and see xD

          1. Well she did get attached quickly, but he was the person who saved her so I don’t think it was way too easily. The auntie thing and the presents might have something to do with the culture or with the circumstances (if the aunt asked her to call her auntie and her father urged her on it would be logical for instance). And the bracelet thing can be explained by the face that she’s a woman who saw jewelry and usually men only buy them so they can gift them to women.

            Ofc it’s not completely unbelievable that she’s setting him up. If her father has a strong enough hold over her then she could have worked together with the Zhang family. They knew about how he had killed the Zhang kid to save a woman, so they could have asked the Long family to stage a similar situation to trigger their meeting. Then she’d say BS about how she run away from her father, and using her maid to get the situation rolling she could have asked for the bracelet since the Zhang father knows about his strengthening ability.

            So far it could go either way, but given that she did save him in the early chapters my guess is that she’s a harem candidate. That served to show she isn’t inherently bad, so not only there’s a good chance she won’t betray him, even if she does, it could then be shown she did it under duress and be forgiven as beautiful women do get forgiven more easily in wuxia.

          2. i can tell you for a fact that this novel has no harem whatsoever if it had i wouldn’t be here. so harem options is off the table. (i asked someone who finished book btw.)

            and do you really believe with her father being a big shot she doesn’t know who killed her cousin? even if she hated her cousin’s guts and both of her parents she still would know who killed her cousin so that is a lie RIGHT THERE!!! and another thing is when they first met and saw his personality so now they are kinda forcing him to stay with all those blush and puppy eyes. sure taking the bracelet can be explained like you said but getting attached like that can’t be explained just because he rescued her. even if he jumped in front of a sword for her and died he would be forgotten in matter of weeks maybe. the series of events that led to him staying in this city looks way more like a delay tactic then anything else.went like this (as a thanks let me take you to the tea house(acceptable)………….can you please walk with me for a day?*blush blush blush puppy eyes puppy eyes*(ok she is really grateful)………….let’s meet again tomorrow too*more blush*(kinda weird for a rich girl to go on third date this fast)………. *now she comes to his room*(no freaking way she has no motive either she is retard with no self awareness or has other motives) so not only is she grateful she is also throwing herself at him after 2 days? i don’t buy it that b$tch is a spy or something)

          3. Well those things can be explained innocently. I mean what’s the point of asking the name of the killer if you heard that he was nobody important and you hadn’t met him before? The getting close to Yunfei can be explained by getting all starry-eyed about the man who saved her.

            That being said I think you’re right. I hadn’t really thought she had evil intentions just because she was the one who saved him in the start. So my explanation about how everything might have been set up to betray him was something I came up on the spot, yet it seems to click. Going back to check I saw that there are titles like cliched scene? and is this jealousy? and checking the first 20 chapters he doesn’t usually put question marks in the title so my guess is he’s hinting things might not be how they seem. Something else that seems suspicious is that in the is this jealousy? chapter, she didn’t turn immediately gloomy when she heard he was meeting a (female) friend from the willow sect, but she only did so after she seemed to remember something. I don’t know what she could have possibly remembered, but I do know that you don’t have to remember stuff to get jealous. Finally it does seems suspicious that the two families he’s come across first are related to the Zhang family. And setting up a honey-trap makes even more sense since they want to know how he upgrades stuff and it’s more likely he’ll tell the secret to someone he trusts than after being tortured.

          4. I thought the jewelry had a good explanation. When they arrived, her servant saw it and asked if it was for her master. At this moment she had a longing expression, as a soul cultivator, she wouldn’t care about jewelry since it’S extremely easy for them to obtain it. She only wanted it as a gift from the MC.
            After this, she took it after she had the approval of MC, and when she discovered it was not a simple jewelry but something truly expensive, she even wanted to give it back.

            I still don’t know if she is true or not, but I don’t know how the MC deal with girls (seem shy from last chapters) and the talent of the author with relationships.

      2. It’s super simple.
        Just point your fingers at that which the women are focused on: The protagonist.
        It’s the protagonist who’s the cause of any form of frustration that may arise in these chapters, seeing as he allows people to walk all over him by mumbling like a little child, when we already know he’s a very decisive and fierce individual.

        Perhaps it is a case of blaming the victim here, but we’re reading the MC’s story, and one can’t help but want him to act the part. He doesn’t have to be a valiant and dashing hero whom causes any maiden to moisten herself in his proximity — he just needs not to have such obvious flaws, to the point he makes the main-male from Evangelion to look good (okay, that was an exaggeration, but you get the point y;).

  2. Thanks for the chapter! Seriously, Yunfei should know when to leave. Everyday he spends in the city ends up saddling him with more burdens. It is kinda nice that he can say he has a “sister” since he is truly alone, but these people who keep forcing their demands on him are something else. Hopefully the headmaster will keep her word and help Yunfei in his time of need.

  3. Sigh… I am really tired of this romcom sh*t. I didnt read this chapter to be fair but there i a reason why i read Xianxia and not JP stuff…

    Couldnt even start, was just skipping over it ‘cuz cant be bothered to care… Sigh

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