Chapter 452: Coming Back from Death’s Door

He had no idea how the personalities of the two people before him changed so quickly. They looked so harmless and their words had been gentle and polite earlier on. But now, they were like starving beasts who had seen their prey.

Pei Qingfeng walked forward and retrieved his sword from the man’s shoulders. Without anything to pin him to the wall, the man collapsed to the ground.

The guy had lost all his earlier arrogance and was now kneeling on the ground and begging for forgiveness, “Spare me please! I have eyes but failed to recognize Mt. Tai. My subordinates are all dead! Please, please let me live!”

Pei Qingfeng silently looked at Bai Luochu. Afterall, she was the biggest victim in this battle. 

When Pei Qingfeng looked at her, she knew that he was waiting for her to make a decision. If it had been another young lady, she might have chosen to spare him. Unfortunately,  Bai Luochu wasn’t a normal young lady. “If we spare him, there will be no end to our troubles.”

Pei Qingfeng didn’t dally around and with a few slashes, he took care of everything.

Only after everything had settled down did Bai Luochu recall the scene during the battle.

“What happened to you earlier? You seemed to have turned into another person altogether...” Though Bai Luochu felt that her thinking was a little weird, she felt that she had no choice but to clarify the matter with Pei Qingfeng.

Pei Qingfeng felt uneasy after hearing Bai Luochu's question. Even though the aura he emitted previously was terrifyingly strong, he had no choice but to use that power. It was the only shot he had at saving her.

“Did I scare you?” Pei Qingfeng felt wronged and he was certain that Bai Luochu was frightened by him. 

Bai Luochu felt guilty as she looked at the tall and strong Pei Qingfeng acting like a coward around her all the time. “I wasn’t scared at all… However, I feel a little guilty for making you turn into a monster…”

After hearing what Bai Luochu said, a smile broke out on Pei Qingfeng’s face. He never thought that Bai Luochu would show so much concern for him!

“If anything happens in the future, I don’t want you to bear the burden alone. We should face the problem together...” Bai Luochu felt that she should make her stand clear. Even though they were not together yet, it couldn’t be denied that Bai Luochu wasn’t touched by his actions. 

Pei Qingfeng nodded his head happily. 

Turning around, Bai Luochu prepared to leave.

“Let’s go, I can’t stand the stench of blood in here any longer. The path ahead should no longer be accessible, let’s just take the treasure in front of us and prepare to leave this place.”

Even though Bai Luocho wasn’t able to find the Field Pearl Flower, she didn’t plan on leaving empty handed. After all, she had suffered so much along the way, if she didn’t take anything before leaving, she would have made a wasted trip. 

On the other hand, Pei Qingfeng wasn’t able to comprehend the reason behind Bai Luochu giving up on the search for the Field Pearl Flower. Wasn’t that her reason for coming here?

Sensing that Pei Qingfeng wasn’t moving, Bai Luochu turned her head towards him. That was when she realized the reason behind his hesitation.

Instead of explaining her actions, she simply said, “It’s up to fate.” Raising her feet, she started walking towards the treasure.

Despite cracking his head, Pei Qingfeng couldn’t understand the reason why she was unwilling to continue looking for the Field Pearl Flower. However, seeing as she had no intentions to stop, Pei Qingfeng hastily followed behind her. After all, her safety was more important to him. 

Only after some time passed did he suddenly understand the true meaning behind her words. Bai Luochu had mentioned earlier that heavenly treasures would only appear for those fated to obtain it. Since it hadn’t shown itself, it could only mean that they were not the fated ones.

Bai Luochu didn’t stand on ceremony any longer and directly took all the treasures present in the passageway  and stuffed it into the spiritual ring she had prepared.

Looking at the spiritual ring on Bai Luochu’s finger, Pei Qingfeng felt that he had seen it somewhere before. It was too bad he couldn’t think of where he saw it before. “This spiritual ring looks familiar.”

Bai Luochu's hands froze as she didn’t know how to explain herself.

“Don’t tell me you stole this spiritual ring from the Green Flame Eagle...”

Bai Luochu heaved a sigh of relief after hearing Pei Qingfeng’s guess. This was a spirit ring she owned in her past life and she was afraid he would recognize it.

“Nonsense! I only managed to buy this ring after saving up for a long time. I wanted to buy some medicinal ingredients with the money I saved but this ring caught my eye.”

As for the matter of her stealing from the Green Flame Eagle, Bai Luochu neither denied nor confirmed it. Everyone probably had an idea of what happened and she couldn’t be bothered enough to clarify their doubts.

Since she stepped into the ruins, she felt that something was off. No matter how she racked her brains, she wasn’t able to put her finger on it.

She only realized what it was when she left the passageway and saw Lu Wenshu.

“May I ask who Young Master Lu is waiting for?”

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