Phoenix Destiny Chapter 301
Chapter 301 - Dream Messenger
When the Drug Lord came back, he saw Lu Mingshu on the chair and Xie Lianzhen on the bed, staring at each other fiercely, as if they were unhappy with each other.
"You're awake?" He took Xie Lianzhen's arm and gasped. "It's all gone!"
"Sorry for worrying you." Xie Lianzhen smiled thinly.
"Hahaha, it's successful after all. I have been worrying for nothing." The Drug Lord turned to Lu Mingshu. "Girl, what’s with…?”
Lu Mingshu blinked. "It started to disappear after you left for half an hour. Within two hours, it was all gone."
"Oh, is that so?" The Drug Lord stared at her blankly. "What about you? Why didn't you show such a reaction?"
He finally asked a legitimate question, huh? "I've taken anti-toxins ever since I was a child, so I have stronger resistance to poisons compared to others."
"Oh, I see." The Drug Lord laughed, not even suspecting her. "That means there's nothing wrong with my method, I just need to find a way to increase the resistance to the poison! Ahahaha, I'm indeed a genius."
With that, he ran out within the blink of an eye. It seemed like he was planning to look for ways to increase the resistance.
Watching his figure disappear, the two of them sighed with relief and exchanged glances
Lu Mingshu purposely hid the fact that she fed Xie Lianzhen an antidote to test the Drug Lord, and to her relief, the result was something she liked.
The Drug Lord's monitoring wasn't omniscient and omnipotent. But seeing Xie Lianzhen being so careful, speaking might not be something she should do.
Sure enough, seeing her glance, Xie Lianzhen shook his head and mouthed a few words.
Go back and wait for my contact.
Lu Mingshu nodded and went back to the room next door.
As usual, she spent her time resting and cultivating. When night fell, there was a strange silence. Lu Mingshu felt very sleepy all of a sudden and fell asleep within no time.
She was shocked. I was clearly awake just now! Why did I…? Is someone drawing me into a dream?
"Mingshu, Mingshu." A voice cut off her thoughts.
It was Xie Lianzhen.
"Be at ease. This is the Seventh Truth Platform’s secret skill, the Dream Messenger. Once you wake up, this technique will fail."
Lu Mingshu slowly relaxed. She could see Xie Lianzhen better, bit by bit.
He was standing, different from her normal impression of him.
The Xie Lianzhen who was in a wheelchair looked gentle and well-mannered, more like a scholar than a martial artist. But when he was standing, he was taller than others, with a heroic spirit. Not even the slightest feeble character could be seen from him.
Lu Mingshu blinked her eyes. This is oddly familiar.
"Are you here for me?" he asked softly.
She rolled her eyes and replied coldly, "What else? You're missing because of me. If I don't look for you, what would the queen do to me?"
Xie Lianzhen ignored her attitude and smiled widely. "I'm happy that you did."
"…" Lu Mingshu sighed. Why is this guy always imagining that his love is reciprocated? I said that I’m here for him because I don’t want to offend the queen, yet he is still looking at me with those eyes?
"We don't have much time, so I'll cut to the chase," he said, looking serious. "I think you already somewhat know what's going on here. This Drug Lord is weird. Weird background and skills he shouldn’t have. It won’t be simple for us to get out of here."
Lu Mingshu nodded. "I asked the grandma and the rest. Why couldn’t they get out even when they already had the keys?"
"So you have gotten their approval?" Without waiting for Lu Mingshu's reply, Xie Lianzhen laughed. "Yeah, you're so good. It would be their loss otherwise."
Fortunately, he got back to the topic. "I have already done some research, and I can be sure that the lab in the cave is not far away from the cells. We are all in the same barrier. This barrier forbids all skills. It's okay if we cultivate normally, but as soon as the mystic force leaves our body, it will dissolve. Luckily, Dream Messenger does not require any mystic force. The Drug Lord also uses some unknown skills to know what's going on here at all times."
"Imprisoning spell…." Lu Mingshu recalled that, no matter which world, there would be a spell like this that can prevent one from using their skills. Since they were in a martial arts world and the barrier was made out of mystic force, it could restrain them successfully.
"Yeah. If we want to leave this place, we have to destroy this barrier and cripple the mechanism."
Lu Mingshu nodded. "How good is the Drug Lord?"
"According to my speculation, he should be in the Spirit Realm. However, his ability is much weaker than normal Spirit Realms, as if it’s just an empty title."
"But he can create water dragon tornadoes and kidnap people without them even knowing.”
"Yes. This is the weird part. I tricked him into performing the skill once, and I am sure that it’s not his own skill. He did it with a treasure."
Lu Mingshu glared at him. "So you got him to kidnap someone here again? Aren't you worried that he would harm more innocent people?"
"Uh…" Xie Lianzhen mumbled and skipped the question. "Whatever it is, we should break the item, and the rest will be simple.”
They had limited time, and there wasn't any meaning in pursuing an answer, so Lu Mingshu said nothing more and went back to ponder about the matter. "So now, we have two things to do. One is to break the barrier. Second is his treasure."
Xie Lianzhen sighed in relief seeing that she didn't pursue it. Who cares about anyone else? Besides, if I didn’t do that, how would I find out anything about the Drug Lord? She seems to be ice cold, but she's actually nice. Just the opposite of me. But that's what makes her cute….
"Yes. I already have a clue on how the treasure works, we just need to deal with the barrier."
"Let me handle that," Lu Mingshu said.
"You have an idea?" Xie Lianzhen looked at her in suspicion.
Lu Mingshu nodded. "I can give it a try." I can ask for Xiao Sang’s help or put up a task on the Heavenly Wheel’s forum and see who’s willing to take the task.
"Okay." Knowing that she could be trusted, Xie Lianzhen agreed without another word. "And the Drug Lord likes to experiment, but talent-wise… just praise him a lot."
"Yeah, sure." Recalling the interactions she had with him, Lu Mingshu couldn’t help but ask, "Who is this Drug Lord? He has all these brilliant ways of making medicine, but he seems to be unaware of what he's doing."
"I don't know, that’s a very secure secret.” Xie Lianzhen looked like he was in deep thought. "Whatever it is, it's not simple. The methods I’ve seen him use, none of them belong to any system I know of. It’s quite strange."
Why does that sound like…?
"My time will be up soon. To summarize, just scribble anything you want to tell me on a paper, with the excuse of copying a method. I am sure he can't notice that since I’ve tried it before."
"Okay." Just as Lu Mingshu wanted to talk to him about the Transformation of Bones, the image of Xie Lianzhen turned blurry, and she woke up abruptly.