The man who had thrown out the fairy-tied rope saw that Li Yundong and others were tied up and could no longer chase after him. He snorted and headed into the backyard with Mei Niang on his shoulder, leaving quickly.
Li Yundong had never seen this fairy-tied rope before, so he had ended up accidentally getting tied up as soon as he touched it. Su Chan and Zi Yuan were inevitably tied up too.
Su Chan could see that golden light was flashing in front of her eyes, then her body was suddenly pushed, and before she knew it she was being pressed together with her leader. Their faces and noses were touching. Zi Yuan also hadn't escaped this trap. Though she had tried to quickly move, she had been unable to escape the binding. Finally, she was tied together with Li Yundong and Su Chan, and they all stared at each other in shock.
Li Yundong's heart was filled with frustration. He looked very helpless as he watched the man carry Mei Niang off and escape. He subconsciously took a step forward to chase after them, forgetting that he was tied up with Su Chan and Zi Yuan. When he took a step forward, Su Chan and Zi Yuan immediately cried out at the same time. Their bodies tangled and they all fell to the ground heavily like a landslide.
Since the time of Zi Yuan's birth, she had never once been in such an awkward situation. Fortunately, they were all tied up within the side hall. As all the side hall's doors were only half-closed, they could clearly hear the sounds of fighting outside, but the cultivators outside couldn't see what was happening to them, and so at least Zi Yuan didn't die from shame.
Zi Yuan struggled to suppress her anger. "Li Yundong! Why were you touching this fairy-tied rope? Didn't you know that it couldn't be touched? What's the matter with you!"
Li Yundong pressed one cheek against the ice-cold ground and forced a smile over the other side of his face. He laughed dryly and said, "I'm really sorry, Zi Yuan, I really didn't know about this thing. Do you have any idea how to get us out? Please hurry up and take this fairy-tied rope away. It's almost killing me!"
Then Li Yundong struggled for a moment. As he struggled, his hands and feet couldn't help moving, thus his hand repeatedly touched Su Chan's waist and armpits, making her laugh loudly. She twisted her body and moved considerably, constantly squeezing Li Yundong's body to Zi Yuan's side. Seeing that Li Yundong's arm was getting closer and closer to her chest, Zi Yuan quickly twisted her body away in horror to avoid his touch.
They struggled like this for a while, and the fairy-tied rope wound tighter and tighter. Before long, they found themselves being choked out of breath and feeling miserable.
Zi Yuan was so anxious that her forehead was covered with sweat. She hurriedly shouted with difficulty, "Stop! Don't move! The more we struggle, the tighter we'll be bound!"
Li Yundong immediately stopped and breathed heavily, "I, I wasn't moving. Su Chan! Stop moving now!"
Su Chan's face turned red. She struggled to say, "I didn't want to move. It's you who was touching my waist and tickling me!"
Li Yundong couldn't help complaining, "Can't you just endure it for a while if something is ticklish?"
Su Chan cried out aggrievedly, "I can't help it, it's not your waist! Besides, you should have stopped moving first!"
Li Yundong cried in response, "Stop saying that! Whose knee was pressing into my crotch? F*ck, do you want me to die childless?"
As he spoke, he glared at Su Chan. "Is it you? Do you want to murder your dear boyfriend?"
Su Chan quickly shook her head. "No, no, it wasn't me."
Li Yundong felt reluctant but shifted his gaze to Zi Yuan's face. Seeing him looking at her, Zi Yuan's face turned bright red and she glared back at him. "You put your elbows on my chest first. You deserve it!"
Li Yundong was suddenly stunned. He looked down and saw that his elbow really was pressed against Zi Yuan's chest, making a concave dip in her breasts.
Li Yundong smiled awkwardly. "I'm sorry, I didn't mean to do it. The situation we're in is a little complex, ahem, a little complex, you know."
As he spoke, he struggled to lean back and tried to withdraw his elbow. But when he moved, the fairy-tied rope only tightened further, and Zi Yuan couldn't stand it any longer. She shouted to him, "Don't move! If it tightens again, we will be strangled to death!"
"Okay," Li Yundong said, putting back his elbow hurriedly. However, it landed exactly on a sensitive point of Zi Yuan's breast.
Zi Yuan was ashamed and angry, and half of her body had gone limp after this touch. She said in a trembling voice, "Please don't move anymore, okay?"
Li Yundong gave a hollow laugh, and then glared at Su Chan. "Did you hear that? Don't move!"
Su Chan protested in a loud voice, "Obviously, you were the only one moving just now. You're always blaming me! It's so unfair!"
Li Yundong prodded the little girl's nose with his forehead and pretended to be angry. "Nonsense. You are my girl. All my love and blame is reserved solely for you."
Upon hearing this, Su Chan's anger immediately subsided and her heart was filled with happiness. She laughed sweetly and said, "Bah, who's your girl? How shameless!"
When Zi Yuan saw that they were actually flirting shamelessly in such a situation, she immediately felt a sense of hopelessness towards the situation wash over her. She even couldn't vent her anger and just helplessly said, "Please, can we get out of this fairy-tied rope before you start flirting?"
Li Yundong turned his head, wanting to talk to her, but the rope was so tight that he couldn't even twist his neck. As soon as he turned his face, his lips rubbed against the tip of Zi Yuan's nose. Zi Yuan suddenly blushed and burned with anger. "I told you not to move, didn't you hear me?"
Li Yundong now had no choice but to turn his face to the other side. He looked at Su Chan and said, sounding aggrieved, "My girl, you are always by my side. I can only talk to you now."
Su Chan hadn't noticed that they were in a dangerous situation at all. She felt that it was all very fun and exciting to be tied up with Li Yundong. She said with a broad grin, "Okay, I'll never abandon you!"
When Zi Yuan saw that they were still flirting with each other shamelessly, she couldn't help but let out a depressed groan. "Oh my God, what have I done? I can't stand this anymore!"
Li Yundong didn't dare to try moving anymore. He couldn't help but say, "Zi Yuan, don't complain. We're all tied up together here. You always have some kind of plan, can't you think of something to help us find a way out of this?"
"What can I do?" Zi Yuan said angrily. "Fairy-tied rope is a strong magical weapon created by Ju Liusun. It's very, very powerful! The higher a cultivator's Cultivation Quotient is, the more he ought to fear this powerful magical weapon. Usually, cultivators will try to avoid it by any means, but you were so bold as to reach out and touch it!"
Li Yundong smiled bitterly. "How was I supposed to know! Why didn't you tell me earlier?"
"I didn't even get a chance to say anything before you'd already touched it," Zi Yuan complained.
Li Yundong knew that his Cultivation was still shallow. He knew quite a lot of theories regarding Cultivation, but had little knowledge of magical items. Since he was in the wrong, he smiled awkwardly. He then winked at Su Chan and changed the subject. "By the way, who is Ju Liusun? Was that Ju Liusun?"
Seeing Li Yundong winking at her, Su Chan cooperated with him and said, "Of course not. Ju Liusun is one of the Twelve Immortals of Taoism. If that man was Ju Liusun, all of us here would already have been defeated by him!"
Li Yundong was very curious. "Then why did that guy have the fairy-tied rope?"
Zi Yuan's breasts had been being pressed by his elbow all this time and she could feel her chest going numb. There was a sensation of indescribable discomfort all over her body and she was growing ever more annoyed in her heart. She couldn't help giving Li Yundong a hateful expression as she said, "Don't you still have the Fan of Seven Treasures? That's the magical item of Grandmaster Pan Shi! Some of these magical items have been passed down over one or two thousand years. Isn't it normal for them to have fallen into other people's hands by now?"
Li Yundong seemed to be aware of why Zi Yuan was annoyed. He didn't dare to answer Zi Yuan's question and only smiled dryly. "Sister Shenxian, at least you can think of a way to get us out of here. Do you want us to be tied up like this all the time? There must be a way to get out of this mess!"
Zi Yuan tamped down her anger enough to reply, "There are only two ways to escape. One is if the owner of the magical item chants a certain incantation, which will make the rope automatically undo itself."
As she spoke, Zi Yuan only felt her discomfort deepen and she struggled to take a deep breath. When she did take a breath, her chest rose sharply and her breasts touched Li Yundong's elbow again! Li Yundong could feel it clearly. He felt embarrassed and awkward, but he did not dare to show any expression on his face. He smiled bitterly as he said, "This one method can be skipped. I don't think that guy will show us any mercy. Let's just talk about the next one."
After Zi Yuan exhaled, she felt that something was wrong. Her face turned red as she glared at Li Yundong, then continued, "There's no need to say anything about the next one. The fairy-tied rope cannot be cut with any knife or sword and is impervious to water and fire. Only Heavenly Thunder can strike it. Do you think that if Heavenly Thunder comes down on this rope, the poor souls who are tied up within will be spared?"
Li Yundong inhaled a sharp breath of cold air. "Oh God. So we are just waiting here for death?"
Su Chan's face had also turned ashen. She clutched the corner of Li Yundong's clothes tightly. "Yundong, are we going to die together?"
Li Yundong hurriedly spat, "Bah, you jinx. Nonsense! How can you say such unlucky words! Don't talk rubbish anymore. There must be a way!" As he said this, he didn't move his neck, but his eyes were straining to look in the direction of Zi Yuan.
The expression on his face was very funny. Although they were in trouble at that moment, Zi Yuan could not help but laugh and smile at his ridiculous actions as he struggled not to offend her.
Seeing her like this, Li Yundong was overjoyed. "Zi Yuan, you must have thought of a way. Am I right? I knew you were the smartest!"
Zi Yuan rolled her eyes at Li Yundong. "What can we do? Didn't you hear the name of this magic item? Fairy-tied rope! It specializes in binding Shenxian. If a Shenxian can be bound, how are we supposed to escape!"
Li Yundong smiled morosely. "But we are not Shenxian, are we!"
"Humans are the beginning of Shenxian," Zi Yuan said to Li Yundong. "The predecessor of any Shenxian was human. Therefore, humans can also be regarded as Demigods in a way, so we are still bound by this rope!"
Hearing this, Li Yundong felt disheartened. He asked desperately, "So what should we do now?"
At this moment, Su Chan suddenly realized something. She blurted out, "That's wrong. I'm a Fox Spirit, not a human being. I shouldn't be tied up too!"
Li Yundong was stunned when he heard that. As if a lightbulb had blinked on in his mind, he suddenly became overjoyed and said, "Yes, little girl, you are so smart!"
Zi Yuan's eyes lit up as well. She looked at Su Chan and said, "That's right. If you can transform into a Fox Spirit or demonic body, you should be able to escape from danger. When that time comes, we might be able to take advantage of your escape as well."
Li Yundong couldn't help laughing appreciatively. "Yes, that's it. My girl, you..."
Before he could finish his words, Su Chan suddenly shook her head like a rattle and shouted, "No, no, I can't turn into a Fox Spirit!"
Li Yundong and Zi Yuan panicked at the same time and asked, "What?! Why not?"