“Can I ask what your name is?”
Gu Qing Shan was curious and couldn’t help but ask the female in gold armor.
The female hesitated for a bit, then answered: “I am Ning Yue Xi”
So it was her!
The famous Ning Yue Xi, Heaven’s Limit Saintess Ning Yue Xi, the brilliant and talented Ning Yue Xi.
The dream lover of all male cultivators, Ning Yue Xi herself!
Ning Yue Xi sat silently, waiting for the usual sounds of exclamation, the eyes boiling with desires, together with the nauseating pledge of protection.
Each and every time she meets a male cultivator, no matter who it is, they always go through the same old script.
Yet they always forget, Ning Yue Xi herself is stronger compared to the majority of them, and definitely would not need their protection.
Of course they can’t be helped, because the person in front of them is Ning Yue Xi.
Gong Sun Zhi also waited a bit, leaving time for Gu Qing Shan to express himself.
After all, he did trick the Grounded Devils legion to leave and helped them not be stuck here, this small favor he can do.
But even after a while, Gu Qing Shan still didn’t do anything, didn’t say anything, he didn’t even react.
The two of them surprised, only to see Gu Qing Shan’s face in deep thought, his brows furrowed to their utmost.
What a strange person, Ning Yue Xi silently commented
You really can’t blame Gu Qing Shan, because what he’s seeing right now is completely unexpected, having strayed very far from the history he knows.
He’s fallen into deep thought.
——these two people that are about to die, why are they at the same place?
What exactly changed history?
Including Gu Qing Shan, no player knew that before they died, these two people were at the same place.
In history records, the places where they fell in battle were very far apart from each other.
But now that’s no longer true.
Gu Qing Shan became very nervous.
The now-changed history contains so many mysteries that he can’t explain, while the shadows of death keep creeping closer and closer.
The fact that the Grounded Devils surrounded them means they have been discovered by the demon army once more.
Even if Gu Qing Shan were to run away right now, even if Gong Sun Zhi and Ning Yue Xi let him run away, with his speed he won’t get very far.
And afterwards, when the demon army starts their encirclement, a lowly qi training realm cultivator like Gu Qing Shan will die with the smallest of mistakes.
How or what could he possibly do to save his life right now?
Gu Qing Shan forced himself to calm down.
The Holy Gates and Heaven’s Limit Sect are at least 10,000 kilometers away from each other, so they don’t exactly have a close relationship.
Gong Sun Zhi is a senior cultivator, while Ning Yue Xi is a rising talent of this generation, from the history records, you could see that they’ve seldom met during their lives, possibly not even once.
If that’s the case, then the only reason why these two are here together would be because they’re on a military mission.
Yes, definitely, they have to be on some sort of mission, or is accomplishing some sort of task.
Whatever it is, it must be extremely important, enough for the demon army to dispatch so much force to fish them out like this.
Tomorrow, Gong Sun Zhi would be the first to fall ———dying in his own large-scale defensive formation.
From the look of it, he did that on purpose, in order to draw the demon army’s attention and give Ning Yue Xi room to retreat.
A day after, Ning Yue Xi fell extremely close to a humanity stronghold.
She had almost made it back to humanity’s territory, but got caught up by the 5 demon generals, fought hard for one day and night until she died.
During that one day and night, she couldn’t even send a single communication talisman back, so no one came to save her.
Gong Sun Zhi sacrificed himself to let Ning Yue Xi escape, while Ning Yue Xi was surrounded, not receiving any reinforcements and died.
Such a strange thing to happen, if he didn’t already know about it, then he wouldn’t believe it either.
And then there was another mystery ——what exactly did they do, to cause the demon army to go mad to this extent.
In the past life, these shocking mysteries got lost in the long river of history together with their deaths.
The location isn’t right!
This place is very far from where they’re supposed to fall, even if Gong Sun Zhi were to rush there without minding death, he wouldn’t make it to where he should die.
This is ridiculous, doesn’t make any sense at all.
Wait a minute.
Gu Qing Shan suddenly thought of something.
“Greetings, Saintess”, Gu Qing Shan put his fist into his palm, couldn’t wait and asked directly: “When I was at the outpost, I saw a Faceless Giant and a squad of Bloodthirster Demons pass by, were they in pursuit of you?”
Ning Yue Xi waited for so long, yet only received an interrogation-like question like that, completely not expecting it.
Don’t these males usually try to act all fancy when facing me before they could speak normally again?
She didn’t think too much of it and answered: “At first they were very close on our tails, but all of a sudden, they passed our location, giving time for us to change direction and escape all the way here”
Gu Qing Shan confirmed his suspicion and took out the blood-color jade piece from before.
So that was it.
I killed that demon bird who was carrying the latest intelligence on the two of them.
After I killed it I even burned the corpse, so the Faceless Giant didn’t receive the orders.
Purely by coincidence, Gong Sun Zhi and Ning Yue Xi were able to get away at that time.
And that’s why they veered off the course of fate, appearing here.
———so the problem started with me.
Just like a butterfly flapping its wings, he caused a very small deviation in a history that was supposed to happen. (1)
Gu Qing Shan could only wryly laugh.
My cultivation is so low, I really just wanted to stay as far from them as possible to find a way to survive.
What unpredictable fate, who knew what I unintentionally did would really create a path for them to survive.
All I wanted to do was avoid danger, yet here I am with both of these legendary characters.
It’s probably already too late to leave now.
These two’s fates are already tied to himself, if they die, Gu Qing Shan alone will not be able to get away from the encirclement of the demons.
It’s a dead-end.
As soon as he saw the blood color jade, Gong Sun Zhi’s face changed.
He swiped the air, taking the jade in hand and infused spirit energy into it.
A demonic raspy voice could be heard from the jade piece.
“Targets at moving Southward, Eastward 726, Southward 94; order: Faceless Giant, Bloodthirster on full pursuit”
Gong Sun Zhi is a bright person, only needed to think for a bit before: “The Faceless Giant and Bloodthirster were chasing us, that means, you killed the messenger?”
“It was a coincidence, when I met the messenger it was already wounded” Gu Qing Shan replied in detail.
Gong Sun Zhi seriously observed the jade piece, breathed out slowly and confirmed: “The jade piece is real”
He looked at Ning Yue Xi.
Ning Yue Xi rubbed her chin: “He’s not lying, my Spirit Beast was able to wound the messenger, but not kill it”
She asked again: “Your cultivation haven’t reached Foundation Establishment yet, so you definitely couldn’t catch up the demon army’s messenger, how did you kill it?”
Gu Qing Shan tapped the military bow and answered: “I like to use the bow, after a while I became decently skilled, and so I succeeded”
Looking at the suspicion in their eyes, Gu Qing Shan knew he had to prove it to them.
Taking the bow in hand, Gu Qing Shan drew some arrows and shot.
Grey shadows flashed quickly and turned into flying snakes and dragons.
Dozens of arrows made the sound at the same time, all hitting the Yin Yang decoration on top of the Daoist temple.
(1): A butterfly flapping its wings: this is a reference to the Butterfly Effect. Essentially, it’s saying that even a small flap of a butterfly’s wings are capable of causing a huge domino effect in another place without the butterfly ever knowing.