Chapter 419 Decisive Move!
Chapter 419 Decisive Move!
Tang Li Xue shoved the leather pouch that contained six complete ancient jade emblems and four 'Heaven' parts of ancient jade emblems into her clothes.
"Oh? This fox masked woman is quite familiar…"
"Isn't she the girl we fought in the tavern before?!"
"Ah, you are right! She is the girl with fox mask in the tavern before!"
"Senior Sister Meng, since this person dare to come here to steal from us, why don't we just kill her right now?"
Some other girls from White Crane Sect, who fought against Tang Li Xue's perfect copy in the tavern previously, recognized Tang Li Xue's appearance in an instant, and one of them even suggested slaying her as soon as possible.
"That is right! Let's just kill her right now! If I do not remember it wrong, she has another companion with her in the tavern before." The other girl from White Crane Sect unsheathed her sword and brandished it toward the neck of the fake 'Tang Li Xue' that was still unconscious on the ground.
"HALT~!!! Stop there~!!!" Tang Li Xue who was still disguising as Meng Ying quickly stopped that girl from killing the unconscious fake 'Tang Li Xue' who was actually the real Meng Ying.
All of the young girls from the White Crane Sect turned their heads and stared at Tang Li Xue in unison as if they were asking for further instruction from her.
Tang Li Xue felt a bit nervous when she was being stared at by all of the young girls from the White Crane Sect like this.
Tang Li Xue blinked her eyes again and again, then slowly cleared her throat before muttered with Meng Ying's voice: "Err… I think she is still useful for us, so it is such a pity to kill her just like that. We can interrogate her about her companion's whereabouts later. We still need some 'Earth' parts of ancient jade emblems. Who knows if her companion will have some of 'Heaven' parts of ancient jade emblems, right?"
Of course, Tang Li Xue has her own reason for stopping these young girls of the White Crane Sect from killing the unconscious fake 'Tang Li Xue'…
First, Tang Li Xue felt that it was too cruel if she let this young core disciple kill their own most respected senior martial sister, especially when she already 'forcefully borrow' their ancient jade emblems.
Second, the disguise that Tang Li Xue put onto the unconscious fake 'Tang Li Xue' would be uncovered in an instant if the fake 'Tang Li Xue' was attacked a few times or killed!
.....All right… Actually, the second reason was about 70% true, while the first reason was only about 30% true...
All of the young girls of the White Crane Sect nodded their heads in agreement after they heard Tang Li Xue's excuse.
"Then let me tie her first and hang her upside down on the tree. Don't worry, Senior Sister Meng! I will let her taste my 18 [Art of Tortures]!" One of the female core disciples from the White Crane Sect said as she took a rope and ready to tie the unconscious 'Tang Li Xue'.
Tang Li Xue became speechless and complained in her mind: 'That is scary, all right! Are you girls really cannot think of anything else other than torturing and killing?! Sigh... These girls are really cold-blooded and uncute at all! Are all female cultivators act like this?'
"All of you do not need to worry too much about her. Just leave her here and let me handle it... You all can go back to your tent. We still need to fight and climb again tomorrow, so you all should have enough rest to recover yourselves to your peak condition." Tang Li Xue instructed all young girls from the White Crane Sect with a gentle tone.
All of the young girls widened their eyes in shock and disbelief.
The way they stared at Tang Li Xue started to change after they heard Tang Li Xue's words.
Tang Li Xue could feel that all of the young girls from the White Crane Sect stared at her weirdly.
Tang Li Xue's heart was beating faster as she became even more nervous. She decided to ask: "Is there something wrong? .....Did I say something strange?"
The young girls from the White Crane Sect glanced at each other for a while, then one of them reluctantly replied: "Uh... No... It is just that... Senior Sister Meng, you usually never act like this... Usually, you always spend all your time to improve cultivation and never care about anything else... but now..."
"That is right... Usually, you always leave it for us to deal with it..." The other young girl from the White Crane Sect added.
'Oh, crap?! It seems I have misspoken! This Meng Ying is not the type that 'act cold outside but warm inside' like Bingbing! She is the type that acts cold to anyone, including herself. Tsk, what should I do now?' Tang Li Xue started to become more anxious and panic in her heart, but her expression still looked cold and expressionless like the real Meng Ying.
Her mind was also still very calm as she started to ponder her next move more carefully: 'Should I just continue disguising as Meng Ying like this and wait for the right time to get out from here? Or should I take Meng Ying as my hostage and use her to forcefully get out from here?'
After careful consideration, Tang Li Xue decided to keep disguising as Meng Ying like this and wait until morning.
At that time, they would definitely deactivate this protective formation, then she could look for some random excuse to split up from this team and escape toward the peak of Cang Yang Mountain after that.
"I… am only afraid that all of you have lack sleep and would not be able to fight properly. I do not want the elder from our sect to blame me if some of you lost your life because of it." Tang Li Xue replied with her excuse.
The young girls from the White Crane Sect still felt suspicious since 'Senior Sister Meng Ying' in front of them was really strange, but they still could not point it exactly which part of her was strange yet, so they decided to stay silent.
When Tang Li Xue tried to think of some way to make them believe in her more, she suddenly remembered: 'Wait a minute... I almost forget about my frozen perfect copy and Little Loki. I left both of them at the thick bushes right outside this protective formation. Sigh... How the hell I could bring them to escape with me later?! I wonder if they will accidentally get caught by someone if I wait for a few more hours until morning?'
Tang Li Xue suddenly felt all of her plans were starting to fall apart just because of one wrong move.
Actually, Tang Li Xue's plan at the beginning was for her perfect copy to take Meng Ying down with a sudden sneak attack after using [Shadow Flash] to teleport into her room.
Then her perfect copy only needs to store the unconscious Meng Ying in her space pouch before replacing Meng Ying's place and disguising as Meng Ying.
After that, Tang Li Xue's perfect copy only needs to keep disguising as Meng Ying until she found a way to escape later.
Who knew that Meng Ying could still detect Tang Li Xue's perfect copy the moment Tang Li Xue's perfect copy teleported into her tent and even retaliated so fiercely.
Not only Meng Ying managed to defeat her perfect copy, even the real Tang Li Xue almost got discovered by the young girl teams from White Crane Sect and besieged by them if she did not manage to beat Meng Ying on time and swapped their appearance with her [Stealth Illusion Talisman +3].
'If only I have one more second… No, even half more second is more than enough for me to...' Tang Li Xue complained in her mind, but suddenly, her system gave her a warning.
[The time to complete (Entry Pass) quest is almost up! You only have 3 more hours to complete it!]
Tang Li Xue reflexively slapped her own forehead in frustration after she read the warning notification from her system.
'Damn it! How can I forget that my current quest has a time limit?! So, I only have 3 hours left to reach the peak of Cang Yang Mountain and enter the Ground Inheritance Tablet?! What a big liar! How the hell this quest is only at 'normal' level difficulty?! It should be at least in the hard or even nightmare level difficulty, right?!' Tang Li Xue suddenly felt that she made a huge blunder and got scammed by her own system this time.
Looking at the eyes of the young girls from the White Crane Sect that still felt suspicious at her, Tang Li Xue decided to not waste any more time here and grabbed the fake 'Tang Li Xue' on the ground, then used [Swap] skill again to switch the location with her perfect copy.
In that instant, the fake Meng Ying in front of the young girls from the White Crane Sect changed into a block of ice, which was actually Tang Li Xue's perfect copy that got frozen by Meng Ying's martial art.
This decisive move means that Tang Li Xue decided to abandon her perfect copy since she could not summon out or unsummon her perfect copy here in Cang Yang Mountain or Inheritance Ground Tablet!