Chapter 440: Out of Spirit Qi

Pei Rumo sensed the helplessness in Pei Qingfeng’s voice and understood that there was nothing they could do to help her. They could only watch on powerlessly as the door absorbed Bai Luochu’s spirit qi.

The both of them were not the only ones feeling restless. Though Lu Wenshu was quietly observing from the side, the uneasiness in his heart grew every second.

Initially, his plan was to observe Bai Luochu from the sidelines and only swoop in to grab the precious treasure once the men from other factions were tired from fighting amongst themselves. To him, everyone else was as good as cannon fodder! The only thing that was important to him was being able to stay by Bai Luochu’s side. 

In his plan, Lu Wenshu had already calculated that Bai Luochu would step forward to try and open the door. He knew that she would be unable to stop herself after realizing that everyone else is unable to do so. Of course, she wasn’t doing it to help the rest.t Instead, she wanted to obtain the Field Pearl Flower in the ruins. Bai Luochu is a cultivation maniac. If she is able to hold herself back from opening the entrance to the ruins, she won’t be the Bai Luochu in my memories.

Since Lu Wenshu felt that everything was going according to his plan, he did not bother about Pei Qingfeng who was beside her the whole time.

The only surprise he got was when Pei Rumo tried to force his way through the barrier.

Lu Wenshu heard rumours about Pei Rumo before. He was the First Prince of the Cloud Water Nation and a person who could remain calm under any sort of pressure. Even if the skies were to come crashing down on him, he would still be able to maintain his cool composure and act as if everything was under his control. Looking at the current Pei Rumo who wanted to disregard everything and rush over to her side, Lu Wenshu felt that something was wrong. Something is definitely wrong… Why are they so anxious? Did something happen to her?!

Lu Wenshu knew that if he went to check up on Bai Luochu, he would be injecting an element of chaos to his plans. However, nothing mattered more to him than her well-being. However, just as he took a step towards her, he was intercepted by Hua Sen.

Hua Sen used his hand to block Lu Wenshu and said, “Senior Brother, you have used up too much of your spirit qi! Moreover, you were disrupted by those meddlesome b*stards when trying to meditate. As your Junior Brother, I hope that you will rest up before jumping into the fray.”

“Let go of me…” Lu Wenshu said in a grave tone as he prepared to shove Hua Sen away.

Hua Sen had no intentions of allowing Lu Wenshu to do as he wished and he grabbed Lu Wenshu by the wrist.

“What’s wrong with you!? What audacity! How dare you try and stop me?!” Lu Wenshu cried out in confusion as Hua Sen had never defied him before.

“Please listen to me! I am only doing this out of concern for your safety! I don’t care how much you hate me, however, I can’t let you throw your life away!” Hua Sen begged.

“I won’t punish you. Just let go of me!” There were only two reasons preventing Lu Wenshu from slapping Hua Sen away. Firstly, he didn’t want to throw his reputation away in front of so many other factions. Secondly, he was trying to save his energy to protect Bai Luochu in case she met with danger after they entered the ruins. 

Of course, Hua Sen had already guessed Lu Wenshu’s thoughts and knew that he would be safe after holding his senior brother back.

“We’re still unclear about the situation at the entrance! It will be foolish of you to jump in right now! Look at the two idiots! They have already tried and it won’t be wise for you to join them!” Hua Sen pleaded with Lu Wenshu as he knew the true reason behind Lu Wenshu’s anxiety. Luckily, he didn’t wish to expose the fact in front of all the other members of his sect.

“So you really have no intention of letting me go?” Lu Wenshu said as he sneered with displeasure.

Hua Sen continued to cling onto him without saying a word. Lu Wenshu sighed as he resigned to his fate.

At that moment, Lu Wenshu realized that he had miscalculated. He underestimated the power of the ruins and did not factor in the fact that Bai Luochu wasn’t at the same level of cultivation as her past self.

At the entrance, Bai Luochu could feel the suction rapidly weakening. She didn’t know if her senses were failing her because she was running out of spirit qi. “Hehehe, I nearly lost my life trying to obtain the Field Pearl Flower. Is it even worth it? If Pei Qingfeng learns about this, he will probably nag at me for the rest of my life!”

Because of the howling winds and relentless rain, Pei Qingfeng and Pei Rumo only saw her lips moving. They were unable to make out her voice.

“What are you trying to tell us? Luoluo, you need to speak up!” Pei Qingfeng screamed.

Pei Qingfeng is so annoying! He doesn't know when to shut up! Just as she was about to snap at him, a voice behind her woke her up from the trance.

“Look guys, the sky is beginning to clear up! Look at the rainbow!!” Someone in the crowd yelled in excitement. The incessant chatter made it seem as though they had never seen a rainbow before.

At that moment, Bai Luochu discovered that the door was no longer absorbing her spirit qi. Quickly pulling her hand away from the eye of the dragon, she discovered that she was almost completely out of spirit qi. As a sense of weakness assaulted her, her legs turned soft and she crumpled to the ground. Luckily, Pei Qingfeng had quick reflexes and managed to grab her before she fell.

“What’s going on? Are you okay?” Pei Qingfeng started to panic when he couldn’t feel the slightest trace of spirit qi in her body.

After absorbing some of Pei Qingfeng’s spirit qi, color returned to her face as she said, “Don’t bother about that. Take a look at the door…”

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