Chapter 21: Asura’s Gate Disciple
Pulled out of the courtyard by Li Lu, his brows furrowed, said: “Little girl, don’t drag and pull me like this; people might misunderstand.”
Li Lu was surprised for a moment and then smiled sweetly, revealing to cute dimples: “So what if others misunderstand? I’m your wife. What is wrong with a wife holding her husband’s hand? I’m not afraid of any misunderstanding and also don’t call me a little girl. I’m a very big girl!”
The little girl ended her speech puffing up her small chest.
Black lines emerged on Huang Xiaolong’s forehead.
Huang Xiaolong took a glance at Li Lu’s tilted but yet to develop small chest, smiled wryly to himself; that area’s still a flat land, right?
Noticing Huang Xiaolong staring at her small chest, her face blushed bright red, in a barely whispering voice said: “You, why are you looking at people* like that; I’m shy when there're so many other people here.”
[TN: The people* here is Li Lu referring to herself from a third party’s point of view.]
Huang Xiaolong’s was so speechless that he clamped his mouth shut, not a word came out.
Pulling away his hand, he went out of the Li Residence and walked towards the main street. This really was his first time in Canglan County’s County City, and he wanted to look around.
“Xiaolong, wait for me!” Li Lu pouted her mouth at Huang Xiaolong for pulling away his hand, then quickly ran after him with quick steps, however, this time instead of holding Huang Xiaolong’s hand, Li Lu wrapped her hand around his arms; looking just like a submissive little wife. A soft girl’s fragrance wafts into Huang Xiaolong’s nose.
Huang Xiaolong trying to avoid body contact with her, said: “You can go back, I can walk by myself.”
Li Lu pouted and her eyes became rimmed with red as tears welled within: “I’ll go back and tell Grandfather that you bullied me!”
Huang Xiaolong quickly used his hand to stop her from leaving, feeling a headache: “Fine then, let's go but you must promise me that you won’t pull or drag me.”
Li Lu burst out laughing, the look in her eyes changed instantly, nodded: “Okay.”
Huang Xiaolong sighed in relief when Li Lu nodded in agreement; they turned and began walking along the street with Li Lu following beside Huang Xiaolong on the right, being extremely obedient; as they walked her big round eyes occasionally steals furtive glances at him.
Huang Xiaolong didn’t care, and continued to look around; not paying her any attention.
Both of them did not speak much along the way, and after going around once as they were about to return to the Li Residence, they noticed at a corner of the street was crowded with a lot of people pointing fingers and whispering about something.
Huang Xiaolong’s curiosity was stoked, so he and Li Lu walked in their direction, squeezing through the crowd have to a look. A middle-aged man was lying on the ground in the middle of the crowd; with messy, unkempt hair, a dirty-stained face and worn-out rags for clothes. Clearly, he had fainted. On the ground, next to the middle-aged man were several tiny drops of blood, obviously spat out by the injured middle-aged man.
After observing the middle-aged man for a moment, he hesitated briefly then walked up to him and lifted him up; since he had become a Fourth Order warrior, his arm strength was not weak, and so carrying an adult was not difficult.
Li Lu was astonished when Huang Xiaolong lifted the middle-aged man up.
“Let’s go.” Huang Xiaolong said to Li Lu as he walked past her carrying the middle-aged man; he noticed Li Lu was still standing on the same spot in a daze. Li Lu quickly ran after Huang Xiaolong after recovering her senses, couldn’t stop herself from asking: “Xiaolong, why are you carrying this man back with you?”
“You wouldn't understand even if I told you.” He replied without turning his head.
Are you saying I wouldn't understand even if you explained? Li Lu’s small mouth puckered up into a sulky pout but she kept quiet.
On the way, Huang Xiaolong asked Li Lu for the location of the Li Residence’s back door and went in through the back door carrying the fainted middle-aged man, placing him in a remote and secluded room.
Watching the middle-aged man on the bed, Huang Xiaolong circulated internal qi then pointed at the middle-aged man’s chest, his finger subsequently going lower. In total Huang Xiaolong jabbed a few more times with his finger; by the time he was done, he was breathing heavily and beads of sweat were dripping from his forehead.
Li Lu was stood behind Huang Xiaolong as she watched him indiscriminately poke at different parts of the middle-aged man’s body, with a puzzled expression.
“Ask someone to bring over a set of clothes, and clean him up.” Huang Xiaolong said to Li Lu after he had recovered his breath.
“Oh, okay.” Coming out from her daze, Li Lu nodded.
A short while later, an attendant of Li Residence brought over a set of clothes and bathed the middle-aged man, but he remained unconscious.
“You can go now.” He said to Li Lu since the patient hasn’t awakened.
She was about to say that she will stay here to keep him company but looking at Huang Xiaolong’s stern gaze, she could only nod and say: “Yes.”
Not long after Li Lu left, on the wooden bed Fei Hou slowly opened his eyes finally awake. He got up slowly supporting his own weight; observing his surroundings his gaze fell on Huang Xiaolong in the end, with a surprised look on his face, asked: “Little Brother, you are the one who saved me?”
“That’s right.” Huang Xiaolong nodded his head.
“Where am I?”
“We are at Canglan County’s Li Residence.”
Fei Hou tried his best to step down from the bed, abruptly frowned: “Canglan County?” In his memory, there’s no recollection where Canglan County is.
“Little Brother, thank you very much for saving me; I have some matters to attend to, so I need to leave first.” Just when Fei Hou wanted to walk out from the room, suddenly a violent pain erupted inside his body and with a “waaa” blood spurts out from his mouth. And he fell to the floor.
Huang Xiaolong quickly helped him back to the bed and said: “You were heavily injured. The meridians inside your body are broken. I temporarily used ‘returning soul finger’ to stabilize your injury and your vital acupuncture points. If you move recklessly...” When he got to this point, Huang Xiaolong stopped explaining, for the consequences are clear.
“Returning Soul Finger?” “Acupuncture points?” Fei Hou looked at Huang Xiaolong.
Huang Xiaolong did not bother to explain, changing the topic, he asked: “You are a disciple of Asura’s Gate, aren't you?” While on the street, Huang Xiaolong had noticed an Asura tattoo on Fei Hou’s left arm; a sign of Asura’s Gate disciples, which was why Huang Xiaolong brought him back.
“What? Who are you? How do you know I’m a disciple of Asura’s Gate?” Fei Hou was greatly shocked; then he looked at Huang Xiaolong warily.
Again Huang Xiaolong did not answer, under Fei Hou’s watchful eyes he raised his left hand, and a dark black ring appeared on his left ring finger.
“A, A, Asura’s Ring!” Looking at the dark black ring, Fei Hou’s body trembled with excitement after a moment he snapped out of his daze, finding it hard to believe.
Huang Xiaolong quietly observed Fei Hou’s reaction; according to the piece of paper, this Asura’s Ring is the symbol and proof of Asura’s Gate Sovereign and any disciples who see the ring will kneel and bow down in a prostate position.
After Fei Hou’s shock and excitement passed, recovering his senses instantly knelt down and kowtowed before Huang Xiaolong: “Disciple of Asura’s Gate greets Sovereign; Sovereign is invincible throughout!”
Huang Xiaolong silently breathed out in relief after seeing at Fei Hou’s reaction; if there was something not right with Fei Hou’s response earlier, he was prepared to call out the blades without hesitation and kill Fei Hou. At this moment, Fei Hou’s meridians are broken and are heavily injured. He definitely couldn't dodge Huang Xiaolong’s Blades of Asura.
“Fei Hou… you can stand up.” Huang Xiaolong nodded.
“Yes, thank you Sovereign!” Fei Hou stands up, his attitude respectful to the extreme. And Huang Xiaolong could tell his respectful manner were sincere from the heart and not pretense.
“How did you get hurt?” Huang Xiaolong asked after thinking for a moment.
“Replying Sovereign, disciples went into Yin Yue (Silver Moon) Forest wanting to hunt for a tenth stage Demonic Ghosteye Spider, to refine dans with its core; but didn’t expect that Demonic Ghosteye Spider was a pair, so…” Fei Hou said feeling a little embarrassed.
So, he was counter-attacked? Huang Xiaolong thought, but since Fei Hou was able to escape from the counter-attack of two tenth stage wicked beasts, it looks like he is very strong, at the very least, he must be stronger than Grandfather! (Huang Qide)
Black lines it’s a saying – usually in a powerless comedic situation