The gates of the House of Confusion had already been repaired, you wouldn’t be able to tell there had been a battle that morning. The construction workers in the Miracle District, especially around the House of Confusion, were very efficient. Repair works had been completed within a few hours.
She walked up to the gates, then asked the guard politely, “Excuse me, have you seen three girls about the same age as me around? They were here with a dark, thin young man and an old lady. The old lady was here to see the doctor.”
The guard wasn’t a Light Rider. The Light Riders wouldn’t take menial posts like this, the ones in charge of guarding the gates were chosen from among the new citizens. They were not here for defence, but to prevent patients from disturbing the doctors inside.
“You mean…” The guard was silent for a moment, then thought of Ye Lanyu and the rest. When he was about to answer, he was interrupted by someone else.
“Miss, I know where they are,” said a mildly disconcerting voice from behind.
“??” Ye Zhiqing turned around, and the first thing in her line of sight was a balding head. This head belonged to a middle-aged man- the same duke Ye Lanyu and the seventh princess fought today.
There were about six of his men with him. They had recovered from their injuries by now, the doctors inside had so kindly helped them with their wounds. The doctors were still of the Sacred Teachings after all.
It was also because their unconscious bodies were blocking traffic.
“!!” When Ye Zhiqing turned around, his pupils dilated immediately. His perversion took over once again when he met yet another pretty girl.
Was today a special day? Why did he keep meeting such pretty girls? He barely met one a year, and he just met four of them today.
It must be good luck!
Upon seeing a pretty girl, he forgot the lesson he had learned that morning, he was itching to get his hands on this one...
He thought for a moment, then as if he had a great idea, he spoke, “I know who you’re looking for, miss. They just fought some very bad people from inside today, they even broke the gates. Eh, it’s repaired?”
The duke wanted to point at the evidence for Ye Zhiqing to believe him, only to find the gates already repaired.
“This gate was destroyed by the two girls today. One ice and one fire, they were very scary,” said the duke immediately.
Although at that point the duke had already fainted, other people told him about it and he saw the broken gates too.
“May I ask if what he’s saying is true?” Ye Zhiqing ignored the duke, directly asking the guard at the gates.
Ye Zhiqing wasn’t about to believe the duke because she could immediately tell this wasn’t a person to be trusted. She may be an obedient girl but she wasn’t naive nor gullible.
However, when he mentioned Ye Lanyu and the seventh princess’ attributes, she thought perhaps it might be true- but she wasn’t going to ask the duke for confirmation.
“Yes,” the guard thought for a moment, it was true, “but it was…”
“It was a misunderstanding, right? The bad guys will always say that when people start to investigate!” the duke interrupted, “go! Teach these criminals a lesson!”
“Yes!” the group of shameless subordinates once again stepped forward, this time to knock the guards unconscious. They dragged the guards aside.
The guards were only regular people, and while his men were shameless, they were still Level 7 or 8 martial artists and magicians. This was nothing to them.
“Pretty girl, the people you are looking for are inside, but we should retreat because the bad people inside are very strong. He has more than ten Di (earthly) level experts with him. We might not be able to fight them!” said the duke solemnly. This was his trick.
He wanted to lure Ye Zhiqing away so she would leave with him. He definitely didn’t want her to enter the premises because he didn’t want to provoke anyone inside. No matter how perverted he was, he still wouldn’t dare to!
Based on his logic, Ye Zhiqing would temporarily retreat once she heard how powerful the people inside were. However, he didn’t expect her to be so brave.
“I know. If they could capture Ye Lanyu and the rest, they must be very strong. I’ll definitely not be able to fight them! But, I can’t leave. I need to look for them inside!” Ye Zhiqing started to walk inside.
“...” The duke didn’t understand why this girl still wanted to enter.
“Sir, what now?” whispered the swordsman.
“Tie the girl up and leave!” The duke had no choice but to use violence since he couldn’t make her leave the ‘soft’ way. They should be able to catch the girl without alerting the people inside.
The shameless men nodded, separated, then charged at her very quickly. They naturally were not going to attract Ye Zhiqing’s attention, they wanted the struggle to be very short.
“??” Ye Zhiqing very quickly noticed something was wrong. These people didn’t seem like good people. Without thinking, she unsheathed both her longswords.
The common practice was to ready yourself whenever something felt wrong, but not to observe first. When you finally spot what was wrong, it would be too late.
This was also a habit of hers. The trauma from her childhood led to her present distrust in people so she would often unsheathe her swords whenever someone accidentally stood too close.
“...” The swordsmen and the rest didn’t expect her to react so quickly. Their plan for a quick kidnapping was now foiled, it was difficult to plan the next step now.
However, they still felt like it wasn’t a huge problem yet. They could still deal with her!
The swordsman unsheathed his own sword when she unsheathed hers. He charged at her, sparks flying from the sword dragging on the ground. A sharp wave of douqi rippled off him, now forging ahead directly at Ye Zhiying.
She now understood that all these people were here to harm her. With a graceful backflip, she dodged the swordsman’s blade of douqi, her movements very gentle.
However, she had only dodged one person. There were many of them!
“Rope of Wind!”
A wisp of wind magic flew from the magician’s hands, lunging at Ye Zhiqing!
The name of this technique was self-explicable. It was a current generated by wind-attribute magic. This traps the person in the middle, a very common trick. A regular person would find it very difficult to move, but a very small person could be completely trapped inside.
It was obvious that this technique wouldn’t be enough to immobilise Ye Zhiqing, but it would definitely inconvenience her!
That meant this magic had to work successfully on her first.