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Chapter: 125

The Sorrow of a Loner

Chapter 125 The Sorrow of a Loner

"Gulp… Gulp…"

After drinking a bowl of meat soup, Jiang Beiran rubbed his full stomach and felt relieved.

Today was the third day that he had rested in the Sect Master’s place. Logically, as a level 5 qi refining stage disciple who had been hit by a superior mystic practitioner’s full-strength attack, he should rest up for three to five days. With a creak, the wooden door was pushed open. Lu Yinlong walked in and asked Jiang Beiran, "Are you full?"

"Sect Master, I can’t eat anymore." Jiang Beiran cupped his hands.

"I brought some mung bean cakes back. If you want to eat them later, you can take them yourself."

"Thank you, Sect Master." In the past three days, Jiang Beiran had taken the initiative to become familiar with Sect Master Lu. After all, he would have to interact with Sect Master Lu more often in the future. It would be impossible for him to avoid it all the time, so he might as well think of a way to figure out the other party’s temper. Then, he could continue to live comfortably in the future.

After cleaning up the bowls and chopsticks, Jiang Beiran looked at Lu Yinlong, who was sitting down and drinking tea, and asked, "Sect Master, how’s the situation outside?"

"Nothing much for the time being. In another two days, the Gathering of Young Heroes will continue."

"What?" Jiang Beiran was stunned. "They’re still going on?"

Jiang Beiran had not expected this. He had originally thought that he would be able to return home in the next two days.

"The misunderstanding has already been resolved, so we have to end the competition properly." "Resolved?" Jiang Beiran was stunned once again. "Have you already found out the reason of the attack?"

"You don’t need to worry about that. You should think about what reward you want when you go out tomorrow."

Although Lu Yinlong was the only one in the sect who knew why Jiang Beiran was able to withstand the full-strength attack of that superior mystic practitioner, it did not prevent them from expressing their gratitude towards Jiang Beiran.

After all, everyone understood that if it wasn’t for Jiang Beiran miraculously coming back from the dead, they would probably have beaten to death by now.

"I can receive the reward… but forget about holding a ceremony of it. After all, I didn’t do anything. I just saved my life and solved this crisis along the way. I didn’t really make any contribution."

"Hahaha, I knew you would say that." After three days of Jiang Beiran’s deliberate performance, Lu Yinlong had a preliminary understanding of this little disciple of his sect.

"I understand that you don’t like to be in the limelight. I’ve already told Sect Master Guan that I won’t praise you publicly. It’s just like you said, you didn’t do anything on purpose. Yu Yangrong was really unlucky to target

you.".

"Thank you, Sect Master!"

"But you can’t keep a low profile either."

Jiang Beiran’s expression instantly collapsed.

"So, Sect Master Guan, how do you plan to deal with me?"

"How do I deal with you? We’re rewarding you. This time, you single-handedly defended the balance between the righteous sect and the demonic cult. You avoided a disaster that might plunge the lives of the people of Fengzhou into misery. You have turned the tide."

"Don’t… I really didn’t do anything significant. If Sect Master Guan praises me too highly, what will happen if others treat me as a steppingstone to their fame in the future? Sect Master, you have to help me explain the pros and cons of this to Sect Master Guan."

"Don’t worry, Sect Master Guan will explain the whole situation clearly when the time comes. No one will target you. In the future, when others want to ambush you, they have to think twice."

Knowing that he would not be able to escape this disaster, Jiang Beiran could only think of competing lines with Sect Master Guan. He would try his best to salvage the situation.

Ignoring Jiang Beiran’s conflicted expression, Lu Yinlong took a sip of tea and asked, "How is your practice of the Heaven Origin Art that I taught you?"

After hearing that, Jiang Beiran cupped his hands and replied, "I am stupid. I have never been able to understand the profound meaning behind it."

"You can’t even learn the Heaven Origin Technique… I don’t believe that there isn’t a cultivation technique that is suitable for you!"

"Why are we still arguing about this?" Jiang Beiran thought. However, Jiang Beiran did not intend to decline this cultivation technique. After all, even if he "couldn’t learn it", he could leave it for his little errand boys to learn. Therefore, the more cultivation methods and heart techniques, the better.

This Heaven Origin Technique, in particular, had the characteristics of both hardness and softness. It was very suitable for Brother Lu to learn. Jiang Beiran had already thought of finding an opportunity to gift this cultivation method to him. Of course, the prerequisite was to obtain the Sect Master’s consent.

At this moment, in the guest house of the Sect of Returning Hearts, Yu Guimiao and Yu Guizhui looked at their elder sister who had suddenly fallen into a trance.

Ever since the incident that day, they had noticed that their elder sister would often fall into a daze. Whenever they asked her, she would tell them that she was fine.

The two younger sisters guessed that their elder sister had indeed been badly frightened that day and had yet to recover from it. They were worried about her

Knock, knock, knock

At this time, someone was knocking the door. Yu Guimiao immediately ran to open the door.

It was Fang Qiuyao and Liu Zijin. Both of them were carrying food boxes in their hands.

Putting down the food boxes, Liu Zijin asked, "Are you hungry? I brought you some food."

"I’m hungry! Sister Zijin, you came at the right time."

Rubbing Yu Guimiao’s head, Liu Zijin put down the food boxes and said, "Brother Jiang still hasn’t come out today. I don’t know how he

is."

Hearing the word ‘Brother Jiang’, Yu Guishui’s eyes instantly regained their clarity. She asked, "What happened to him?"

"Ah?" Fang Qiuyao was stunned. "I said that Brother Jiang is still staying in the Sect Master’s room. I don’t know how he is." "Yes…" Yu Guishui sighed.

Although Sect Master Lu said that Jiang Beiran was fine that day, the scene of him slowly losing his breath in her arms was still vivid in her mind. She couldn’t forget it for a long time.

Therefore, she was very worried that her senior brother might have some sequelae. After all, he had died once.

"Sigh…" Yu Guishui let out a long sigh, and her mood became depressed again.

"Let’s eat something first." Liu Zijin took out the steamed fish from the food box and said to Yu Guishui.

Yu Guishui shook her head. "I’m not hungry. Sister Zijin, you guys eat first."

Looking at Yu Guishui’s dejected look, Yu Guimiao ran over and hugged her. "Don’t worry, sister. Sect Master Lu is taking care of Brother Jiang. He will definitely be fine. He might even have great fortune."

Yu Guizhui also said, "That’s right. Brother Jiang is so powerful. He will definitely be fine."

"I hope so…"

Just as Liu Zijin was about to persuade Yu Guishui to eat something, a surprised voice suddenly sounded from downstairs. "Brother Jiang! You’re back!"

In an instant, all five pairs of ears perked up and looked outside.

The figure who was greeting them downstairs was none other than their senior brother!

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Seeing that Yu Guishui wanted to jump out of the window, Liu Zijin quickly pulled her back and said, "Calm down, you have to be calmer at this moment! If you rush out like this, you will make him angry." Yu Guishui felt that it was very reasonable, so she put down her leg that had already crossed the window rail.

"Then… then what should we do?"

"When everyone is out, we will follow them

out."

"Okay!"

The five of them agreed after hearing it. Jiang Beiran had originally come out the next day, but he had nothing to do at the Sect Master’s place. So, he decided to come out earlier and "match the lines" with Sect Master Guan. However, he did not plan to look for him so deliberately. He would first return to the guest house to let everyone know that he had "left the hospital." Once the news spread out, Sect Master Guan would naturally come looking for him.

However, what he didn’t expect was that when he returned this time, his junior brothers and sisters were especially enthusiastic when they saw him. As someone who was used to being invisible, he wasn’t used to it.

Very soon, all the disciples of Sect of Returning Hearts in the guest house ran out. It allowed Jiang Beiran to "enjoy" the treatment of a hero.

"Senior brother! You were so heroic that day. You even dared to block the attack of a superior mystic practitioner!"

"Yeah! A good person has the blessing of heaven. I knew that you would be fine, senior brother."

"Senior brother, have you recovered from your injuries?"

Wu Qingce was also the first to arrive at the scene. However, he had to keep a distance from his senior brother, so he was unable to locate his position for a moment.

Just as he was lost, his senior brother’s voice transmission rang in his ears.

"Tell them not to surround me. I want to go in."

Immediately, Wu Qingce shouted, "Alright! Brother Jiang’s body has just recovered. He must still be very weak. Stop surrounding him. Let him go back and rest."

Only then did the disciples disperse. Coincidentally, Liu Zijin and the others ran down together. They looked at Jiang Beiran, who was walking towards the guest house. Yu Guishui, who could no longer control her emotions, ran to Jiang Beiran and bowed deeply. "Senior brother! Thank you so much for that day!" "I did what I should. My head is a little dizzy. I’ll talk to you again after I rest."

Yu Guishui immediately stepped aside.

Jiang Beiran could finally walk up the stairs and return to his room.

"Hey!? Brother Jiang!?" Mo Xia, who was reading the go puzzle, widened her eyes and looked at Jiang Beiran. "When did you come back?"

"Just keep reading your book. Don’t talk to

me."

Although Mo Xia felt wronged, he still nodded and said, "Yes…"

Lying on his bed, Jiang Beiran scratched his head.

At this time, he could only hope that these disciples would slowly forget about him. When there was more explosive news in a few days, they would forget about him.

Otherwise, he would have to think of a way to get rid of the public attention.

Just as Jiang Beiran was thinking of a plan to make himself invisible again, there was a knock on the door.

Mo Xia knew his senior brother was so worried about something, so he asked, "May I know who this is?"

"Guan Shi’an."

Mo Xia was stunned. He felt that the name sounded familiar, but he couldn’t remember who it was.

Just as he was about to open the door, he found his senior brother had jumped out of the bed and opened the door.

"Hello, Sect Master Guan."

Jiang Beiran bowed and greeted.

This time, Mo Xia finally remembered who Guan Shi’an was. He quickly followed him and bowed, "Hello, Sect Master Guan."

"I heard that you have recovered. I came to see you." Guan Shi’an said with a smile.

"Thank you for your concern, Sect Master Guan. I am no longer in a serious condition."

"Then come out with me for a walk. I have something to say to you."

"Yes."

Jiang Beiran agreed and followed Guan Shi’an out of the guest house.

Looking at Jiang Beiran’s slightly nervous expression, Guan Shi’an smiled and said, "You don’t have to be so reserved. I promised your Sect Master that I wouldn’t ask you why you were able to block that superior mystic practitioner’s palm." "Thank you, Sect Master Guan."

Actually, that wasn’t what Jiang Beiran was worried about. Even if he told Guan Shi’an that he had a black grade magical item to protect his body, it wouldn’t be a big deal. After all, no one said that a qi refining stage cultivators couldn’t have a black grade magical item.

What he was thinking about was how to make Guan Shi’an be willing to "collude" with him.

"No matter how you did it, you did protect your fellow sect member selflessly when facing an enemy who are way stronger than you. This is the style that a righteous disciple should have! You have set a good example for all the disciples."

"I wonder if being a bad example again will be able to change my image back…" Jiang Beiran sighed in his heart and cupped his hands. "Actually, I knew that I could block that superior mystic practitioner’s attack. That’s why I did it."

Guan Shilan laughed after hearing that. "Whether you did it intentionally or not, your reckless action have saved far more people than you imagined."

"Aiya! You always talk so slowly!" At this time, Yin Jianghong suddenly descended from the sky and landed beside the two of them. He patted Jiang Beiran’s shoulder and said, "If you have done something wrong, you must be punished. If you have done something good, you must be rewarded! Stop b*llshitting me. What you have done this time is a great merit! Therefore, we have unanimously decided to give you a reward that is worthy of our conscience." "????"

"Why are you, a leader of the demonic cult, telling me about your conscience here?" Jiang Beiran was cursing in his heart

When he was about to speak, Yin Jianghong slapped him on the back. "If it weren’t for you, the plan that I’ve meticulously planned for so many years would have been completely ruined! When I first met you, I already felt that you weren’t just an ordinary person. You’re really capable."

"I was just lucky."

"Save your words. I know what you mean. You’re afraid that you’ll be in trouble if the others know you have a great treasure. We’ll give you the reward in private and won’t tell anyone else. Also, I’ve already thought of an excuse for the commendation ceremony. I’ll tell the others that I’m worried that you would get attacked by the others because you won the Go competition. That’s why I gave you a magical item, and that’s why you were able to escape unscathed under the attack of a superior mystic practitioner. And now, this magical item has already been taken back by me."

"You understand me!" Jiang Beiran thought that he had met a bosom friend, Jiang Beiran quickly bowed and thanked him, "Thank you, Cult Master Yin!"

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Noticing that Jiang Beiran seemed to admire Yin Jianghong, Guan Shi’an pulled Jiang Beiran over and said, "We discussed all of this together, and it’s not his idea alone. Don’t be fooled by his flowery words."

"Discuss? "Okay, okay, okay. I’m too embarrassed to expose you." After saying that, he patted Jiang Beiran’s shoulder and said, "Judging from your expression just now, I can tell that I’m doing what exactly you wanted. It’s rare to meet a bosom friend. How about it? Do you want to consider…"?

"Yin Jianghong! If you try to poach my righteous sect’s disciple in front of me again, don’t blame me for being rude!"

"Okay, okay, okay. I’ll stop. Anyway, he could make his own decision." After saying that, Yin Jianghong added, "Okay, I’ve said everything that needs to be said. Hurry up and take out the item."

"You don’t have to rush me." Guan Shi’an said as he took out a storage ring and handed it to Jiang Beiran.

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