USAW Book 1 Chapter 72

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Chapter 72: See Through It


Bai Yunfei walked back to the tavern in a trance. After he got into his room and slammed the door shut, there was not any sound of movement.

Two hours later, he walked out of the room again. There was no happiness on his face. He just walked on the streets with his eyebrows slightly wrinkled. After walking seemingly aimlessly on the streets for half an hour, he dashed into an alleyway and disappeared.

About another hour later, he returned to the tavern and shut himself in his room.

At around six o’clock in the afternoon, knocks on the door awakened Bai Yunfei, who was sitting on the bed practicing breathing. Xiao Ning’s questioning voice then came in from outside the door.

Bai Yunfei opened the door, have a few words with her then walked out of the tavern with her.

……

Because today was a cloudy day, it was already somewhat dark at the moment and there were much fewer people walking on the streets as well. Bai Yunfei could feel a slight chill in the clear wind that blew into his face.

Before long, he had followed Xiao Ning into a restaurant on the west street. After going up the second floor and pushing open the door of a room, he saw Liu Meng sitting inside and a pudgy, middle-aged man about forty years old next to her.

Seeing Bai Yunfei enter the room, Liu Meng had a very happy expression. She stood up, walked up to his side and said to the middle-aged man, “Father, this is Yunfei. He’s a soul cultivator of the mid-stage Soul Warrior level!”

After saying so, she pulled his hand gently, leading him to the table and making him sit down, then said, “Yunfei, this is my father, Liu Yan.”

Bai Yunfei looked at the middle-aged man, who was sizing him up, and nodded slightly, saying rather respectfully, “Uncle Liu.”

Liu Yan withdrew his eyes and said with a slight nod, “Mm, not bad, though you don’t appear to be outstanding, you seem to be a calm and careful person. This is something very hard to come by.”

After saying these superficial words, he stopped, gave Liu Meng beside him a look then told Xiao Ning on one side, “Bring all the dishes out together. I’ve been rushing all the way over here so I’m a bit hungry.”

Xiao Ning gave a sound of agreement. The room then fell into awkward silence.

Bai Yunfei lowered his head, seeming not to know what to say. Liu Yan lowered his head too, seeming to be resting because he was really somewhat tired as he had said.

On one side, Liu Meng appeared to be rather anxious. In order to ease the atmosphere, she had no choice but to ask Liu Yan about his business. Bai Yunfei did not understand these matters so he could only listen to them talk about things like the goods and increases in price in a certain city or making a loss because a certain batch of goods had not arrived on time.

A while later, as the dishes began to be brought out successively, the topic of conversation between the two of them gradually shifted to Liu Meng’s mother. Liu Meng also said a few words to Bai Yunfei occasionally, wanting to let him take part in the conversation, but he seemed unwilling to talk much and only gave vague answers.

“Right, Yunfei, it seems you’ve never talked about your family. Where’s your family? Why have you never mentioned your parents?” Seeing that he looked a little lost, Liu Meng asked.

Bai Yunfei fell silent for some time then replied, “I was an orphan. I started to follow my master when I was little.”

“Oh… I see.” Liu Meng seemed to know that she had mentioned a sad event in Bai Yunfei’s life so she immediately changed the topic of conversation, “No wonder you’re so formidable. It turns out you started to study under your master when you were little. It must have been very exhausting, right? You’re really determined.”

“Humph, reaching the mid-stage Soul Warrior level at the age of eighteen, you’re indeed a little more talented than ordinary soul cultivators. But that’s about it…” Hearing Liu Meng praise Bai Yunfei, Liu Yan frowned and said somewhat disapprovingly.

“Father, how could you say that?” Liu Meng seemed to be rather worried, “The level of soulforce isn’t the only thing Yunfei has. He…”

“You want to mention those special soul armaments or something of his again?” Liu Yan interrupted her, saying frowningly, “I’m not a soul cultivator, but I’ve been in contact with the Zhangs of the Glacial School in recent years and gained lots of knowledge. There ain’t no such special soul armaments. Don’t make up those ridiculous so-called special soul armaments on purpose to elevate his status!”

“That’s not true, father. Yunfei really has…”

“So what if he has them? They were merely given to him by his master!” Liu Yan interrupted Liu Yan once again.

“Just stop talking already… I beg you, stop talking…” Bai Yunfei drooped his head. Although his expression was calm, he was ‘begging’ nonstop in his mind.

“How come? Yunfei’s master made them. As his disciple, Yunfei definitely also…” Liu Meng’s voice rang out. It sounded like she was ‘pleading’ to defend him, but in Bai Yunfei’s heart, those words turned into thousands of needles that pierced into the depths of his heart.

“Yunfei, actually… You also know how to make those soul armaments, right?” Liu Meng held his right hand using her soft, seemingly boneless jade-like hand and asked gently while looking at him in a totally expectant manner.

Bai Yunfei closed his eyes in silence, feeling a trace of warmth coming from his hand. This ‘warmth’, which should be sweet and make him feel happy, turned into a bone-piercing chill after entering his heart, freezing it…

He then raised his head. Upon making contact with her hopeful eyes, his pupils shrunk a bit, but he did not answer her question. Instead, he asked calmly, “Meng’er, do you remember the day when you were kidnapped by the Long family’s men? That time, it was you who told Long Taogu my name, right?”

“Oh? Yunfei, why do you suddenly ask this question?” Liu Meng was startled then said casually, “That day, I was caught by them. In my anxiety, I mentioned your name, saying that you’d come to rescue me… Could it be you’re angry about this?”

Bai Yunfei smiled and shook his head slightly. He then lifted his head and said to Liu Yan sitting in front of him, “Uncle, it’s Meng’er’s birthday in a few days. Could you allow me to accompany her until after her birthday before you take her home?”

“What?” Liu Yan seemed to be dumbstruck by this sudden question of his and cast a somewhat doubtful look at Liu Meng. After thinking for a bit, he said frowningly, “How is this possible? I already promised her mother that I’d take her home. Besides…”

“Ha, ha ha, ha ha ha…” Bai Yunfei’s chuckles interrupted his words. Then the chuckles slowly changed, turning into jeering laughs which were full of satire.

Bai Yunfei still kept his head lowered. His shoulders was shaking nonstop and his laughter contained a profound sadness.

Liu Meng’s hand suddenly felt empty. That tinge of tenderness had pulled away. She stood up, took two steps backwards and looked at Bai Yunfei with a complicated expression, saying hesitantly, “You… You’ve already found out?”

Bai Yunfei stopped his laughter, lifted his head and stared at her with a vague smile, “I’ve found out what?

“You mean I’ve found out this man isn’t your father, or this meal is actually a trap, or you approached me earlier only to fool me?”

Bai Yunfei said without waiting for Liu Meng to answer his first question. These words made her expression change greatly.


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69 thoughts on “USAW Book 1 Chapter 72” - NO SPOILERS

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      1. I think she was probably coerced into doing that. Most likely her father made her do that or else live as a widow (because traditions suck). This is judging by the fact that she tried to help him even before he started cultivating.
        Also, why didn’t Yunfei leave if he already knew?

        1. well he wants to nip this problem in the bud so to speak. and if Hong Yin told him about her then we are missing a few hours in middle of these events when he left the tavern.

        2. i think he really doesnt know…maybe that guy hong yin told him what really hes getting into…this is also why he invited yunfeng in an alley to talk about something just maybe its all about that topic that hes going to fall in a trap set up by the glacial school.

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  1. Thanks for the chapter! Man so disappointing I knew she was actually setting him up the whole time and not to be trusted but I really wanted to be wrong on this so disappointing I hope that he has a plan to deal with her since he came knowing.

    1. No, there were a lot of clues that let him figure it out. Such as her ‘father’ mentioning Yunfei’s age which he shouldn’t have known, saying he had alot of contact with the Zhang family was another, and also Liu Meng’s birthday coming up in a few days was a lie to probe.

    1. I don’t think so, I feel like he’ll mature, but I don’t think that he’ll become distrustful of all women, if only because the otherworlder’s soul had too horrible of a baseline as well as that other girl from the green willow school seeming to be alright.

      1. alice and linley break up actually was quit normal although she cheated on him , he didn’t exactly go dark side he just didn’t bother getting a girlfriend and i think we can all agree linley was kinda a training freak xD. this one just setting MC up for death xD

  2. I’ve kinda had a vague bad feeling about her since she showed back up, looks like I was right. I liked the other girl he saved much better anyways…

    I’m thinking the guy he just met is the one who filled him in on her scheme.

    1. yeah, she was all lovey-dovey with him those past few days, seemed like there really was something possible going on between them, even if it really really wasn’t the time for that and that delaying him here would just cause him trouble

      kinda sad that she tricked him, it looked so geniune tho, was her illness and being attacked that day just a trick to bait his “heroic” nature to save her and meet her? did she make him go on those dates just to delay him or find out how he make those treasures?

      if yes, she is a freaking oscar winning actor that girl! but well, at least now he can just forget her and get the green willow girl instead

    1. Because he’s too hung up on her & wanted her to tell him everything about the conspiracy was a lie but she actually confirmed that she was playing with him??

  3. ty for the chapter, I’ve pretty much dropped every damned copy paste xianxia like ATG, WDQK, etc etc for this
    and now painfully waiting for new chapters T.T
    hopefully our “dumb” hero has something up his sleeve.

  4. I knew something was not right, everything was to quick and unreal, but I still hoped it was all imagination….
    I hate this kind of betrayal:( >(

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