Chapter 89: A Day on the Mountains is a Thousand Years on Earth
“I’ve merely guided it through the dantian, yet this short little technique actually took an entire night? Then, that means I didn’t sleep all night?” Gu Yunlan looked at Xuanyuan Ying incredulously. This, this is too incredible, no wonder people say the mountains are timeless!
Xuanyuan Ying nodded his head, and lowered his head to look at Gu Yunlan sitting on the ground, “Coming here would just count as sleeping. Feel out the state of your body!”
“Sleep? Isn’t that a bit inaccurate?” Gu Yunlan stood up in protest, then, yelled out in surprise, “Yi? My energy feels really clear, my body feels light!”
“Lift up your energy and let yourself slowly float upwards. I’ll wait for you up there. There’s no need for Xuanyuan Meng to teach you insignificant techniques!” Xuanyuan Ying hooked up the corners of his lips. His body floated up into the air, easily leaving the veranda.
Gu Yunlan was struck dumb. No need to learn techniques, float by herself? She doesn’t know how! Seeing Xuanyuan Ying floating away without giving any more care, she stamped her feet helplessly. Calming her heart, she felt a shred of spirit power within, then slowly controlled it to move herself.
Yi? She slowly opened her eyes; she lifted off the ground? She lifted her head in delight, who knew, “Crash!” She fell back down.
“Idiot, splitting your attention before even learning it! Remember to concentrate your power!” Xuanyuan Ying’s voice sounded from above, sounding rather disappointed!
Gu Yunlan wasn’t discouraged though. She stood up and took a deep breath before once again floating upwards again.
“Remember to control your directionality!” Xuanyuan Ying’s voice was very soft, trying not to to distract her focus.
Finally, Gu Yunlan safely landed on the surface of the ground. She released a sigh of relief; she finally got out of the veranda.
“Idiot!” Xuanyuan Ying tossed this phrase before turning around to walk towards the courtyards.
“Xuanyuan! Tell me clearly, how am I an idiot?” Gu Yunlan immediately followed along, exiting the ancestral hall. Only then did she realize the snow have long stopped falling, and it was even starting to melt. The ground was very slippery and the sun has yet to come out. The sky was a light blue color, “Yi? The snow melted!”
“En!” Xuanyuan Ying supported her waist, bringing her forwards quickly, “Let’s hurry! They’ve probably all woken up already, and are ready to set out now!”
“En!” Just as she opened her mouth, she swallowed a mouthful of wind. Her mouth shut immediately. Her heart was still a bit gloomy, “Xuanyuan! We can’t replace sleep with cultivation! The rumors out there hasn’t even disappeared yet! If another rumor appears, I won’t be able to rid of it even if I jumped into the Yellow River!”
“You care about reputation?” Xuanyuan Ying creased his brows, saying.
Gu Yunlan stared in disbelief. It’s this phrase again. She may as well be quiet and pretend he didn’t say anything.
果然，两人收拾干净从小院出来，白伊然他们都在把行礼装车，顾云兰暗幸两人 是从后院飘进来的，否则两人身上乱糟糟的进府，他们不乱想也乱想， 不行！得在祖宅放些衣服，这样不好啊！
Sure enough, the two tidied up before exiting the small courtyard to find Bai Yiran and the others putting their luggage into the car. Gu Yunlan felt relieved that they etered from the backyard, otherwise if they entered the house so messily, they’d get the wrong idea without even trying. No way! She should place some clothes in the ancestral halls, this can’t be kept up!
“Young Miss! Why are you just standing there?” Xin’er called out softly, “Mister Bai asked you, is there any messages you want him to send to the Lord and your master?”
Gu Yunlan snapped back to consciousness, immediately replying, “Uh, there isn’t much. Just tell them to live healthily, and wait for me to come visit them!”
Bai Yiran nodded his head, showing that he remembered it.
“Yi! Yunlan! What is this, raising pigs?” Xuanyuan Meng giggled into her sleeve, teasing, “I have something to say to master, tell her that she should prepare some delicious food, I’ll go over there to eat when I can!”
“You’re the pig! Only knowing to eat!” Bai Nightspring walked out. Seeing Gu Yunlan, she said seriously, “Gu Yunlan! I’m leaving! Take care of my Mister Xuanyuan, don’t let anyone else take him away!”
When saying ‘anyone else,’ her pupils slid to glance at a certain woman. How rare, her target has finally changed to someone else, it’s no longer Gu Yunlan.
Bai Yiran lifted the corners of his mouth, then found that Xuanyuan Ying had his brows wrinkled. So, he immediately tugged at his little sister and climbed into the front seat, saying to her, “Let’s go! We should hurry on our way, otherwise we might have to sleep outdoors. It’s very cold at night these days!”
“Then we’re leaving?” Bai Nightspring looked towards Gu Yunlan and Xuanyua Ying rather unwillingly. She waved towards the two of them before turning to sit in the back seats.
Seeing the car dor shutting, the car then drove out unhurriedly. Gu Yunlan and Xuanyuan Meng waved towards the car.
Returning to the dining room, the two sat around the ignited brazier. Xuanyuan Ying sent away three people then just left for the army barracks.
“Yunlan! That Sun Family sent an apology, guess what it is?” Xuanyuan Meng looked at her with a mysterious expression.
“What thing could be this mysterious? I’m guessing it’s something you want, otherwise, you’d have a disdainful expression instead!” Gu Yunlan lifted up a book from the desk with disinterest, flipping through it randomly.
“Car! It’s actually a car! Truly an example of wanting something, and getting it!” Xuanyuan Meng hugged Gu Yunlan in excitement.
“Let go of me!” Gu Yunlan pushed her away helplessly, asking in surprise, “A car? Isn’t that something only the military can buy?”
“I’m guessing there’s something shady involved! Who cares! I have a car!” Xuanyuan Meng was very excited, she’s totally ready to run around!
“Wasn’t it an apology for me?” Gu Yunlan shot a glance at her, she’s taking it for herself…
“My good Yunlan! You should just give it to me! Big Brother already gave you one, I definitely wasn’t jealous!” Xuanyuan Meng kept hugging onto Gu Yunlan, her voice suddenly sweet.
Gu Yunlan immediately pushed her off again, “Giving it to you is okay! However, who’s going to teach you to drive? I definitely cannot teach you!”
“Zhangyu!” Xuanyuan Meng immediately broke into a smile. Ever since the car was set over in the morning, she had been bugging him about it. In the end he could only agree helplessly to help her after sending off those people. He’ll be back in a few days.
“Only he would follow you with your whims!” Gu Yunlan looked at her helplessly, Zhangyu is really helpless against her! He spoils her too much! She stood up, “I’ll leave you to your chattering now. The car keys are with you anyway, you deal with it. I’ll go back and rest first!”
In the following days, Gu Yunlan stayed shut inside rarely leaving. During the day she experiemented about, trying to figure out how to control the spirit power called out by Xuanyuan Ying. At night she and Xuanyuan Ying studied how to use spirit power to control techniques!
Xuanyuan Ying lamented again, this woman entered that crazy mode again!
Gu Yunlan still didn’t quite understand. At some point, she felt hungry! She felt very hungry, and had to force herself not to eat. She even felt the urge to bite people. She flipped through many ancient writings in an attempt to figure out the reason.
In the end she learned from Xuanyuan Meng that her grandfather and those who cultivated would fast, and would never actually eat. They had absolutely none of her weird methods.
Hearing this, Xuanyuan Ying creased his brows. After a long while, his hand drummed on the table, “You’re very hungry?”
“En!” Gu Yunlan nodded her head, laying on the table and watching his slender fingers, “For example, I want to bite your fingers right now!”
Xuanyuan Ying tapped her head grumpily, “Look at yourself right now. Where’s your image of a noble lady from a wealthy family?”
“Xuanyuan! Uncle Xuanyuan! What is wrong with me?” Gu Yunlan grabbed onto the hand on her head, asking pitifully, “I have the urge to drink blood, I couldn’t have turned into a jiangshi, right? Could it be a side effect of exchanging blood?”
“How many times have I told you? I’m not a lowly creature like that! Exchanging blood with you won’t do that! Don’t lump me together with that thing Jianchen!” Xuanyuan Ying took back his hand, and put it on her pulse. He said after a while, “Your blood is surging! Qi and blood are vigourous! Have you eaten a lot of meat recently?”
Gu Yunlan nodded her head, “En, en! I’ve been busy practicing in the house for the past few days, and didn’t have time to go out. Xin’er was afraid I’d be hungry! So she sent over a lot of meat dishes! Who knew, I’d only get hungrier and hungrier as I ate!”
Xuanyuan Ying rubbed his head, “Furthermore, you’ve been eating pork!”
“En! It’s mostly pork!” Gu Yunlan looked at him dumbly, she still wants to eat!
“Bear with it!” Xuanyuan Ying’s voice was strict, he explained, “You must bear with it! You’ve been rushing too much these few days. Everyday you’d cultivate without rest. My blood was has more yang to begin with, yet you still went and ate a lot of pork. It’d be odd if there wasn’t any side affects!”
“So there are side effects?” Gu Yunlan looked at him in astonishment, “Could that qi deviation I’ve heard about?”
“That’s one way to say it!” Xuanyuan Ying nodded his head, “Pork is known as an animal with the greatest amount of misfortune. The more you eat, the more tired you become inside. If you ate too much but didn’t cultivate, some will be discharged by defecation, some will accumulate in your internal organs. As time goes by, it’ll turn into an infection.”
“So it’s that; the reason some traditional doctors say vegetables are good for your health!” Gu Yunlan knew this, because Master mentioned it before.
Xuanyuan Ying Nodded his head, “But you cultivated, so the calamity qi have entered your meridians. You are less likely to [cb], more likely to experience qi deviation!”
Gu Yunlan covered her mouth in shock, “I really am falling into qi deviation?”
Xuanyuan Ying Shook his head, “Yes and no. You rushed too much, it’s like learning to run before learning to walk. In addition to the misfortune energy from the pork, my blood’s yang affinity suppresses the calamity qi. Thus your condition appears!”
“Then what do I do now? Is there a cure?” Gu Yunlan put down her hands and looked at Xuanyuan Ying pitfully, “Uncle Xuanyuan, I can’t take it! Give me a bite!”
Xuanyuan Ying patted her amusedly, “No way! If you drink even a drop of fresh blood, you’d become a thing like Jianchen. Do you want that?”
Gu Yunlan immediately shook her head, “No, then what? I’m really too hungry!”
“Bear with it! Restrain your hunger! If you can restrain yourself until it’s over, then you’d be fine! Think about what happened a few days, I still forced myself to wait for you!” Xuanyuan Ying held her hands consolingly.
“After it’s over, I won’t be a jiangshi?” Gu Yunlan’s eyes were wide open. All she has to do is bear with it? “Right! Maybe we can exchange blood!”
“No worries, I won’t let you turn into a jiangshi!” Xuanyuan Ying consoled her, “You can only bear with it, we cannot exchange blood in these circumstances. If blood is exchanged, you’d turn into a creature like me!”
“Turn into something like you? It’s not a bad thing?” Gu Yunlan looked at him puzzledly, why does she like he’s hiding something from her?
“Is that good? Never aging, never dying and no heart, no breath!” Xuanyuan Ying said a bit self-mockingly. Yet he still felt hesitation in his heart, does he really have neither hearts nor guts? It seems as if after their first blood exchange, his mood has been shifting a lot, as if it started to learn how to worry.
“Aren’t there many people who beg to be ageless?” Gu Yunlan didn’t quite understand why he made it sound like a bad thing.
“Long and slow years, it’s too endless for one person…” Xuanyuan Ying sighed.
“Don’t you still have family around?” Gu Yunlan stared blankly and asked in a mumble.
“Enough! I’ll tell you about this matter in the future!” Xuanyuan Ying cut off her words, “All you have to do now is bear with it. Many things would be solved if you just restrain yourself! My blood, you really can’t exchange it now. You can’t handle the backlash!”