Everyone assumed that these houses were also creepy but this wasn’t the case. Each room had a table, bed, curtains, blankets, and an eternal burning lamp.
Xiaoxiang heard Feiyun’s teasing so she slightly frowned with her willowy brows above the pair of pure almond eyes. This charm was simply too beautiful for words.
“Feng Feiyun, looks like you’re having fun.” A voice as beautiful and pleasant as the chirping of an oriole came from outside the room. Its owner was surely a kingdom-toppling beauty.
Two different footsteps resounded. Feiyun quickly got up from the bed and cursed his own luck. ‘This damned Dongfang woman, why is she interfering at this key moment?’
The newcomers were naturally Dongfang Jingyue and her brother, Jingshui.
“Ah, the famous fourth daughter of the Yin Gou Clan. The moon is so beautiful tonight, why do you have the time to visit me on a nice day like this?” Feiyun sarcastically said.
Jingyue didn’t show any reservation before pushing in the doors, accompanied by a sweet fragrance. Her figure was simply impeccable - slender and long neck with skin as white as snow. Her waist was delicate, unlike her towering yet soft breasts. Each curve was created with perfection in mind.
The most important thing was still her temperament that was as wondrous as an immortal, unstained by the smoke of the mortal world.
She was too similar to Shui Yueting. Feiyun couldn’t calm down each time he saw her. It was as if Yueting was standing in front of him.
“With regards to being famous, of course, I’m not a match for the demon’s son.” Jingyue calmly responded before gracefully sitting down on a worn-out chair: “Sorry for coming in like this, I hope we’re not interrupting you two.”
Feiyun thought to himself: ‘This damned woman clearly heard what I said earlier.’
Xiaoxiang’s cheeks turned red but don’t mistake her for a bashful woman. For some strange reasons, she would often blush in Feiyun’s presence.
Jingshui also came in with his perpetual evil affinity just like a devil king. His eyes flashed brightly as he remained vigilance.
Feiyun coughed and said: “The two of you aren’t here just to chat, right?”
Jingshui said seriously: “Feiyun, this village is extremely perilous. People are dying even after hiding in the rooms.”
“What happened?” Feiyun asked.
“Earlier, more people disappeared without a trace.” Jingshui felt a bit helpless since he couldn’t grasp this situation despite his cultivation: “Perhaps all of us will die before dawn.”
Xiaoxiang gently bit her lips after hearing this as her face turned pale. Even someone as fearless as Jingshui felt fear, let alone an inexperienced, fragile girl like her.
Some normal girls would have probably passed out already from fear. The fact that she could follow Feiyun quietly to this point was indicative of her mental fortitude.
Feiyun came over and held her hand tightly before pulling her into his chest then softly whispered: “Don’t be afraid, I will protect you and take you back to the capital with my life.”
He only wanted to make her feel safe; this had nothing to do with romance.
However, in our Miss Dongfang’s eyes, he was crossing the line for doing something rather ungracious before people. She was about to go crazy and would have rushed outside if it wasn’t for her brother holding her shoulder.
Feiyun saw her glare and glared right back at her: ‘Damned woman, why are you looking at your father like that?! It’s not like I’m hugging you, stop glaring!’
Jingshui really couldn’t stand this weird atmosphere and said: “Feng Feiyun, I heard you trained in the Grave Palace Treasure Seeking Record so you should know a bit about the ghastly phenomenon here. Why don’t we work together so that we can leave this place alive?”
This was actually Feng Feiyun’s secret but it wasn’t hard for a monster like the Yin Gou Clan to find out.
Feiyun let Xiaoxiang hide her face in his chest and replied: “This strange ghost village is not part of the death zones listed in the record. However, I heard that an Enlightened Being had managed to leave this place successfully. There must be some marks left of him and they might even be able to stop these unknown things.”
“So if we can find his path, maybe we can escape.”
Feng Feiyun felt that this “water head” was a pretty cool guy. At the very least, he helped when Potian wanted to kill Feiyun and stopped that monster.
Jingshui said: “You have a way to find that path?”
Feiyun replied: “I can find the formations and marks left behind by that Enlightened Being.”
Jingyue interjected with a sneer: “Boasting again, an Enlightened Being’s formations and marks have their own dao. One can’t see it unless they were at the same level.”
Even a Giant couldn’t distinguish and find these marks, let alone Feiyun.
“Little girl, you’re purposely antagonizing me. Fine, I don’t give a damn whether you believe me or not.” Feiyun retorted.
No one dared to call her a little girl beside Feng Feiyun. She was really angry this time and shouted: “Feng Feiyun, you must have been a wretched bird in your last life with a foul mouth like that.” 
“A bird…” Feng Feiyun murmured to himself while thinking that this damned woman got it so right. Even though a phoenix wasn’t really wretched, it was still definitely a bird.
Jingshui rubbed his forehead again. These two are fated enemies. One was a graceful noble daughter while the other was the world-renowned son of the demon. However, they turned into brats that were always at odds when together.
Another scream came outside. It looked like another had gone down. The atmosphere became quite tense.
Jingshui grimaced and said: “Feiyun, you and I will go find the marks from the Enlightened Being. I’m sure we’re capable enough to survive this.”
“Then… what do I do?” Xiaoxiang quietly said. She felt insecure being away from Feiyun for too long.
Jingyue spoke up: “I will protect you.”
The other three instantly stared at her with skepticism.
Jingyue felt uncomfortable from the stares and deepened her tone: “You three don’t believe me?”
“Cough, Miss Dongfang, everyone knows you are unhappy about Maestro Ye. What if you bully her after we leave? It’s not that I don’t trust you, it’s just that… you can be petty…” Feiyun said.
Feiyun had already experienced Jingyue’s grudge so how could he dare to leave Xiaoxiang with her. Maybe when he came back, Xiaoxiang’s face would be swollen beyond recognition.
Jingshui, more than anyone else, was aware that his little sister had some kind of romantic feeling for Feng Feiyun so she considered Xiaoxiang to be a love rival. Who knows what will happen if they were to leave these two alone?
Jingshui pondered for a moment and said: “I got an idea. I’ll stay, Jingyue and Feiyun, the two of you go find the marks.”
“What, us two?!” Feiyun was surprised.
Jingyue stood up and said: “I agree.”
‘Agree your sister!’ Feiyun wanted to yell this out but he refrained from doing so since this was still the best course of action. After all, he didn’t feel right leaving Xiaoxiang with the grudgeful Jingyue.
He was completely confident in “water head” and his ability to keep Xiaoxiang safe. He took out a purple flute and gave it to her: “Take care, I’ll be back for you.”
“Mmm, you be careful too. It’s more dangerous outside and you need to especially look out for … I feel that she really hates you.” Xiaoxiang accepted the flute with her jade-like hand.
Feiyun nodded: “Don’t worry about me, I’ll be watching my back.”
Jingyue naturally heard every word from these two. She was about to explode while nearly breaking the pipa in her hands. Nevertheless, she still maintained a nonchalant demeanor.
“They’re big bullies.” Jingshui sent Jingyue a telepathic message while wearing an amused grin.
“None of your business.” Jingyue frowned and sent a message back.
“Little girl, let’s go.” Feiyun walked over and pulled her shoulder forward, making her tumble and nearly fall.
“You…” Jingyue became angry again but he was already standing outside. She calmed down and went out as well.
Jingshui murmured to himself: “I’m regretting letting these two go together, the future is so grim…”
1. This line doesn’t make as much sense in English, but I kept it literal because the next lines require a literal translation. "鸟人" (bird man) sometimes has a derogative meaning as a "wretch", but also often used between close friends as affectionate appellation like "fellow".