The Nine Cauldrons

Chapter 30: The Only Good News

Book 7 Chapter 30 The Only Good News

The smell of corpses pervaded the air, and the surrounding was filled with thick smoke and remains of the blaze; the scene was a nightmare.

Teng Qingshan was reading the words in the book.

“I already know that the writing of the Northern Sea Continent is different from the writing of the Nine Prefectures. However, I am also worried about another thing… the language of the Nine Prefectures and the language of the Northern Sea Continent might be different!” Teng Qingshan was slightly worried.

When Li Jun heard him, she hastily said, “Right. I heard that even the language of some kingdoms in the western regions is different from that of the Nine Prefectures. The Northern Sea Continent is a lot farther away from the western region.”

Teng Qingshan nodded.

Although the Nine Prefectures use the same language, but there are still variation due to regional differences.

“Big Brother Teng.” Li Jun hastily comforted. “However, don’t worry too much. The Bright Moon Island is also very far away from the Land of the Nine Prefectures, but the language of the Bright Moon Island is the same as that of the Nine Prefectures. Maybe it’s the same with the Northern Sea Continent!’

Teng Qingshan held the badly damaged book and said with a smile, “Why am I worrying! At worst, I can just spend some time to learn!”

As a super powerful hitman of the World of Darkness in his previous life, Teng Qingshan was fluent in several languages. He underwent a compulsive training of the hitmen organization when he was learning the languages and grasped some tricks to it.

“Learn?” Li Jun nodded and giggled. “It probably won’t be as hard as the languages of demonic beasts! I learned the languages of demonic beasts within a few months, thus, I can definitely learn the language of the Northern Sea Continent in a short time.”

“Yes. Let’s go! We can’t read the words, thus, even if we got the book, it’s still useless.” Teng Qingshan held the badly damaged book in his hand.

Immediately, Teng Qingshan and Li Jun headed towards the location of the tungsten wood vessel.

Teng Qingshan followed the houses here, but when they left, Teng Qingshan went straight, broke through the bramble and thistle and headed towards the tungsten wood vessel.

After a while.

“Eh? There is another colony here?” Teng Qingshan stared at the great number of razed wooden houses and corpses on the spacious area in front.

“These people are too cruel; they won’t even let the old people, women, and kids go.” Li Jun clenched her fist as her face revealed rage.

“Someone is still alive!” Teng Qingshan’s eyes suddenly brightened. He could sense the weak breathing sounds.

“Someone’s alive?” Li Jun was also astonished.

“Yes.” Teng Qingshan directed his gaze towards a few corpses near a ruined wooden house in front and immediately walked over. He moved away the first two corpses on the top and discovered a skinny and pale little girl with a scar on her face.

There were bloodstains on her worn out cotton-padded jacket.

With Teng Qingshan’s acute senses, he could hear the extremely weak breathing sound clearly. He then stretched his palm and placed it on the little girl’s back. Immediately, a gentle-looking blue watercolor glow flowed into the little girl’s body.

The Internal Supreme Force was better at maintaining good health and healing than the Innate True Origin.

“En.” The little girl’s face, which was as pale as a corpse, became slightly better, however, it was still very pallid. She emitted a weak sound through her nose as she opened her dry and chapped lips.

“Little Jun, bring some water,” Teng Qingshan said.

However, Li Jun still stood at the side. Hearing no movements, Teng Qingshan couldn’t help but turn back. He saw Li Jun biting her lips with reddened eyes.

“Little Jun?” Teng Qingshan shouted.

Li Jun immediately came back to her senses.

“Go get some water,” Teng Qingshan instructed. He knew that at this moment, it would be better to not let Li Jun think too much about it. “Okay.” Li Jun scrutinized the surrounding and soon saw a wooden bucket filled with water nearby.

A corpse of a woman lied beside the wooden bucket.

Li Jun immediately ladled out a scoop of water and scurried over in careful steps, worrying that the water might spill.

“Big Brother Teng, is she alright?” Li Jun was slightly worried.

“There’s not much problem. She was slashed on the back, but fortunately, her physique was rather good and the wounds closed very quickly. She didn’t lose a lot of blood and her life is now safe.” While Teng Qingshan was speaking, he carefully poured some water into the little girl’s mouth.

The little girl involuntarily opened her mouth and drank some of the water.

“Looking at the surrounding, the blood isn’t even dried. These people must have died for about two to four hours ago.” Teng Qingshan glanced at the little girl and said, “Although the wounds are slowly bleeding but if we came an hour later, she would be dead.”

Actually, if it wasn’t because of Teng Qingshan’s sharp senses, they might directly walk past her.

The little girl would have lost her life amidst the silence.

“Sizzle~~” A blue-colored glow emerged from the little girl’s body and dived back in.

“Yes. It’s almost time.” Teng Qingshan withdrew the right hand that had been on the little girl’s back and continued saying, “There’s not much problem now. After a sumptuous meal, she could replenish herself and recover in no time.”

Teng Qingshan stood up, while Li Jun stooped down to support the little girl.

“The people that died in this deserted island also had some background, otherwise, the enemy wouldn’t use a warship to kill them.” Teng Qingshan’s eyes swept past the little girl as he continued, “This little girl’s clothes are worn out. She looked malnourished and skinny, and she also has a knife scar on her face. It is obvious that she’s not living a good life, and is probably one of the lower class people in this island.”

At this moment, the little girl’s eyelid flinched and her eyes opened. Fear could be seen in her bright pupils as she stared at the two people in front of her. When she saw the corpses beside her, she seemed to recall the incidents that happened earlier as her eyes widened.

Her eyes were filled with terror and she began to tremble violently.

“Ahhhh!” She shouted like a mute and pushed away Li Jun’s hands as she began moving back while sitting. The series of movements caused the wound on her back to split open again as blood poured out of it.

The little girl seemed to be unable to sense the pain as she stared at Teng Qingshan and Li Jun with frightened eyes.

“Don’t move.” The tall man, Teng Qingshan, suddenly dashed to her side and tapped her back several times.

“This little girl has suffered extreme shock.” Teng Qingshan scrutinized the little girl and shook his head.

“Don’t be scared. Don’t be scared.” Li Jun walked over and held the little girl’s hand with one hand while using the other hand to wipe the little girl’s dirty face softly. The little girl seemed to be slightly scared, but she didn’t dare to resist; she just allowed Li Jun to wipe her face.

Li Jun stared at this little girl with very gentle-looking eyes.

It seemed like the little girl could feel Li Jun’s kindness and gradually began to relax.

“Big Brother Teng, let’s take her with us?” Li Jun lifted her head and said.

Teng Qingshan stared at Li Jun.

“The people around are all dead. Maybe her parents and relatives have all died,” Li Jun softly said. When the little girl heard this, tears dropped from her eyes, flowing down from her face.

When Li Jun saw this scene, her heartache intensified as she said, “She is just alone now with no one to depend to. If we don’t help her, she will be the only one on the island. How can she survive?”

“Alright. Take her with us. We will find a place for her to settle down when we reach the Northern Sea Continent.” Teng Qingshan didn’t reject Li Jun.

Li Jun held the little girl and walked towards the tungsten wood vessel with Teng Qingshan.


Feeling slightly afraid, the little girl curled up in the corner of the tungsten wood vessel.


Teng Qingshan took back the iron anchor, grabbed two long oars and began rowing. Just by looking at the two thick and solid oars, one could tell that without a strength of ten thousand jin, it was probably impossible to even row the boat once.

However, Teng Qingshan did it easily. This scene caused the little girl in the corner to widen her eyes.

“You~~you~~” Blue Luan softly flapped her wings on the deck and unfolded its wings, appearing to be showing off its beauty. This also caused the little girl to look over.

“Eat this.” Carrying freshly steamed buns, Li Jun walked out from the cabin.

They still had the pastries that they brought from the Bright Moon Island. Fortunately, the dry pastries can last for a very long time, however, no matter how careful they placed the meat buns, most of the meat buns were spoiled.

When the little girl saw the steamed buns, she grabbed it and gobbled it down.

“Don’t choke yourself. Drink some water.” Li Jun handed a cup.

Whenever Li Jun was before the little girl, she showed a gentleness that she has never shown before. She was just like an older sister caring for her own little sister. After gulping down three buns, the little girl’s countenance looked much better. She then stared at Teng Qingshan and Li Jun with a curious expression.

“Don’t be afraid. If you are tired, just go sleep for a while,” Li Jun softly said.

“Haha…” Rowing the oars, Teng Qingshan laughed. “Little Jun, the little girl might not be able to understand our words. You told her so much… If she doesn’t understand, then what’s the use?”

Li Jun smiled and didn’t reply. Simultaneously, she placed the plates at the side and sat on the deck while holding the little girl’s hand.

It seemed like Li Jun was trying to pass a friendly message through the holding of hands.

“Thank…Thank you, big sister, uncle!” A very soft voice rang on the deck.

Complete silence!

The drowsy Blue Luan also turned to look at the little girl. Both Teng Qingshan, who was rowing the boat, and Li Jun, who was holding the little girl’s hands, froze.

“We can understand!” Teng Qingshan said in immense joy.

“We can understand!” Teng Qingshan was astonished and happy.

The Northern Sea Continent is very far away from the Land of the Nine Prefectures, but the language is still the same!

The pronunciation of “Big Sister, Uncle” that the little girl said sounded very clear. It was totally the language of the Land of the Nine Prefectures. Though it did have some regional characteristics, it was still very easy to understand! One could understand immediately.

However, the fact that the little girl called Li Jun Big Sister and called Teng Qingshan himself Uncle caused Teng Qingshan to be between laughter and tears. Teng Qingshan was only nineteen years old! However, he still felt very excited that he could understand her words.

Since they could understand the language, it would be much more convenient when they traveled in the Northern Sea Continent.

“This is good news.” Teng Qingshan smiled.

“Yes. Since we have the same language, it will be convenient in the future.” Li Jun was also very happy.

“You can talk?” Li Jun stared at the little girl in surprise.

She hasn’t spoke from beginning until now.

The little girl looked at Teng Qingshan and Li Jun with a helpless expression. Wasn’t she just expressing her gratitude? Why are these two people so surprised and happy that they could understand her words? Perhaps… they shouldn’t understand it? As the little girl pondered, she felt so confused.

“Yes.” The little girl was slightly afraid, but she still replied softly.

“Why didn’t you talk earlier?” Li Jun said in surprise.

The little girl whispered, “I… I was afraid that you two might be people sent by the Chunshen Clan. I only knew there were just two of you when I boarded the boat, instead of the big group of people of the Chunshen Clan.”

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