C40[Kill That Gentleman 3]
Shen Jue let go of Ji Lian’s sleeve, looked directly into Ji Lian’s eyes, and lowered his head.
When Ji Lian saw that he didn’t say anything, he was stunned, “Why aren’t you saying anything?”.
When his words ended, he saw that Shen Jue’s head was lowered.
When Shen Jue saw him, he turned his head away, so Ji Lian leaned in and said, “Shen Jue, say something.”
He wanted to force Shen Jue to give a reason, but as soon as he came close, Shen Jue ducked back in a panic, and his face was so red that he couldn’t look at Ji Lian directly.
Ji Lian was stunned and had a guess. He looked at Shen Jue, whose face was as red as a peach or a plum, and said after a long time, “Forget it, you don’t have to say anything, but this is still a long way off.”
Ji Lian did not expect that Shen Jue would actually like him. His first reaction was that it was unbelievable, and his second reaction was that the fact that Shen Jue liked him was surprising, but also understandable. As for him, Ji Lian thought that he was very good. If it wasn’t for his Celestial Luo body, he would have become a famous person in the rivers and lakes.
So if Shen Jue really liked him, it was possible, but he was doomed to disappoint him.
Ji Lian took a deep look at Shen Jue, and his eyes were very complicated, somewhat sarcastic and sympathetic.
So he didn’t stay long and quickly made his excuses and left. Liu Xuan came back by himself after a while. He brought back some food, put it on the table, and sat down on his bed without talking to Shen Jue.
There were two beds in the room, one on the left was Liu Xuan’s, and the other on the right was Shen Jue’s. Shen Jue looked at Liu Xuan and saw that the bed was not his.
Shen Jue took one look at Liu Xuan, got off the bed, and slowly moved to the table. Before he sat down, Liu Xuan suddenly dropped the folded clothes in his hands, “It’s not for you to eat, so what are you doing over there?”
Shen Jue made a movement to sit down and stood up straight again.
Liu Xuan glared at Shen Jue in a bad manner, “If you are close to Ji Lian, go and let him serve you.”
When he finished speaking, he saw that Shen Jue had actually turned around to go out, and with a glare, he stood up, walked a few steps to Shen Jue, and said angrily, “Where are you going?”
Shen Jue looked at him and said, “I’m hungry, go out and get something to eat.”
“Didn’t I bring back congee? What else are you doing out? You’re really not afraid that you’ll get sick again.” Liu Xuan scolded as he carefully helped Shen Jue sit.
Liu Xuan was a blunt person. He sat down holding Shen Jue down and went to get a wet towel to wipe Shen Jue’s hands before putting the spoon in the other person’s hand, “Eat.”
The tone of his voice was still not a good one, but his actions were extremely gentle.
Shen Jue looked down at the spoon in his hand, pursed his lips, and began to drink the porridge. Liu Xuan sat down next to him and looked steadily at Shen Jue, seeing that the other party had finished half of the bowl of porridge before saying, “Do you really like Ji Lian?”
Shen Jue was silent for an instant before replying, “Brother Ji is a good man.”
Liu Xuan also thought that Ji Lian was a good person, but Ji Lian’s position in Shen Jue’s heart could not overtake him. He thought he knew Shen Jue very well, and that Shen Jue was slow and hot-tempered, so if they hadn’t known each other for years, Shen Jue wouldn’t have relied on him so much.
Liu Xuan thought Ji Lian was a good person a moment ago, but now he thought that Ji Lian’s methods were too high.
In this way, Liu Xuan was wary of Ji Lian, just like an old hen protecting her chick, for fear that the chick might be abducted by the fox beside her. Ji Lian didn’t want to be liked by Shen Jue for fear of stirring up trouble, so he decided to give Shen Jue a cold shoulder instead of going to the courtyard where Shen Jue and Liu Xuan lived.
Shen Jue stayed in his room for several days to recover from his illness and finally was able to walk around normally. After Shen Jue got well, the first thing on his mind was to improve his martial arts skills. The Ten Extremities Island did not prevent the Celestial Luo Body from learning martial arts and even encouraged it. Each person had a door tag, which allowed them to enter the library of the Ten Extremities Island, except for the top two floors, where they were not allowed to enter, and they could learn any martial art on the other floors.
This was different from the small sect where Shen Jue and Liu Xuan stayed before.
The small sect was afraid that if Shen Jue and Liu Xuan learned too many martial arts, their hearts would grow too big, and they would not be able to control them in the future, so they were only willing to teach them some superficial skills, which was one of the reasons why Shen Jue’s body was so weak.
Since he had to start all over again and kill Sang Xinghe, he couldn’t be too weak.
Liu Xuan was stunned when he heard Shen Jue say that he was going to the library, “What are you doing there?”
“I’ve heard that the Ten Extremities Island has many subtle martial arts skills, and I’m ready to take a look at more.” Shen Jue said, “If I meet my enemies in the future, there is also a way to save my life.”
Liu Xuan knew that the higher their martial arts skills, the better they could protect their own lives.
Liu Xuan didn’t want to go, and he didn’t want Shen Jue to go, his idea was to follow an unimportant person on the Island of the Ten Extremities. There was no shortage of martial arts experts in the Celestial Luo Body, so those people would definitely follow the important people on the Ten Extremities Island in the future, and they would definitely suffer more. As for what Ji Lian said about Sang Xinghe last time, Liu Xuan thought about it for a long time but still didn’t include Sang Xinghe in his consideration.
That kind of person was destined to be the pride of heaven, not something that ordinary people like them could cling to.
Liu Xuan’s ideas were sometimes right, but there were some things one couldn’t avoid just because they wanted to.
Shen Jue guessed that Liu Xuan didn’t want to go to the Hidden Book Pavilion, so he looked at him and said, “Then I’m going to find Big Brother Ji to come with me.”
Liu Xuan’s eyes glazed over and he immediately stood up, “I’ll go with you.”
Shen Jue gave a snort, “You’d better rest here, you don’t like to practice martial arts anyway, I’d better go to …….”
“Why bother Ji Lian, I said I’ll go with you, so I’ll go with you, don’t worry, it’s always okay for me to practice martial arts with you.” Liu Xuan even went to look up his own door tag and put on his curtain hat, before pulling Shen Jue out with him.
If the Celestial Luo Body left the courtyard where they lived, they all needed to wear a curtain hat and a door tag before they could walk around the Ten Extremities Island.
When the disciples of the Ten Extremities Islands saw the person wearing the curtain hat, they knew that he was a Celestial Luo Body, and naturally, they would avoid him a bit. They were not allowed to approach the Celestial Luo Body until the island master explicitly instructed them to do so.
There was once a disciple who forcibly r*ped a Celestial Luo Body. When the island master found out, he sentenced him to death. Not only did he cut off the man’s life roots, but he also ruined his martial arts skills, making it impossible for him to practice martial arts for the rest of his life.
With this precedent, no one dared to touch the Celestial Luo Body in private.
As Liu Xuan and Shen Jue walked side by side on the road, he looked at the people and pulled Shen Jue into a corner, waiting for them to walk away before they walked again. In Liu Xuan’s heart, they needed to meet as few people as possible.
Thus, it took them half an hour to reach the library.
At the entrance, they gave the guards a check of their door tags before they were let in.
Once Shen Jue entered the library, he headed to the fourth floor.
The fourth floor was the highest floor they could go to.
Although Liu Xuan said he was going to practice martial arts, he was actually accompanying Shen Jue, so he followed Shen Jue up to the fourth floor and did not leave, fearing that Shen Jue would disappear before his eyes. Shen Jue took one look at Liu Xuan and was somewhat helpless: “Aren’t you going to find the martial art you want to practice?”
Liu Xuan smiled awkwardly, “I’ll see what you choose first.”
Shen Jue had to turn his head again and focus on finding the book he needed. He looked through all the books on the fourth floor and finally picked one. As soon as Liu Xuan saw that he had picked one, he stretched out his head and read a few words into the book cover, “Scourge …… heart …… method?” He frowned, “What’s this?”
Shen Jue opened the first page and read it while talking to Liu Xuan, “It’s to strengthen the body.”
“Oh, that’s quite suitable for you.” When Liu Xuan saw that Shen Jue had picked out his book, he also started to pick his. He read all the books on the fourth floor with Shen Jue and found that he didn’t particularly like any of them, so he went down to the third floor again.
After Shen Jue saw Liu Xuan leave, he turned the book to the last page.
The first book was really for strengthening the body, which could make the practitioner much stronger, but what Shen Jue really wanted was the next book, and the next book was the real “Law of Misfortune”, which was the kung fu that could make the Celestial Luo Body escape from bad luck.
The reason why the Celestial Luo Body was sought after by martial artists was that their internal energy could be taken by others, and the “Scourge of the Heart” not only allowed the Celestial Luo Body to maintain his own internal energy, but could even suck it away from the other’s body.
Shen Jue knew that it was because of Sang Xinghe.
During that time, he spent a lot of time in the library and found the lower book of the “Scourge of the Heart” on the top floor.
The island master also knew about this book, so he told Sang Xinghe at that time, “The creator of this technique is a Celestial Luo Body, so this martial art is not suitable for ordinary people to practice, only the Celestial Luo Body can practice it, but this thing cannot be passed on.”
Sang Xinghe was stunned, “Why? With this, the Celestial Luo Body will no longer be afraid of others.”
If they had practiced this technique, it would have started a storm in the martial arts world. The Celestial Luo Body could only give internal strength to one person, but after practicing this technique, what they could absorb was a person’s internal strength.
At that time, Shen Jue had become a soul, so that was why he heard all this.
He looked at the last page of the upper book, which alone did not have a lower book, but Shen Jue had to get the lower book, or else he would have no chance of winning against Sang Xinghe.
For the next few days, Shen Jue came to the library every day, but he couldn’t take the books with him, so he spent the next two months in the library. When Liu Xuan saw that Shen Jue was so absorbed in martial arts, he was infected and began to learn martial arts himself.
When Shen Jue finally finished practicing the first book of the “Scourge of the Heart”, his eighteenth birthday also came quietly.
Strangely enough, this book was for strengthening the body, but after Shen Jue finished practicing it, not only did he not strengthen the body, but he also became weaker and weaker, and when Liu Xuan looked at him, he thought that Shen Jue’s waist would be broken when the wind blew.
Shen Jue also noticed the change. He felt that his internal force was deeper than before, but his form was more and more slender.
Compared with Shen Jue, Liu Xuan has recently grown taller. Originally, they were the same height, but in just three months, Liu Xuan has grown half a head taller than Shen Jue. Liu Xuan thought it was because Shen Jue was a picky eater, so he kept stuffing fat meat into Shen Jue’s bowl when he ate on weekdays.
When Shen Jue saw the fat meat, his brow furrowed, and he silently buried all the fat meat under the rice and only ate the vegetables on it.
Liu Xuan was about to say something when there were voices from outside.