Cheeky Sword God - Chapter 2
As per etiquette, arrangements were made for everyone to live in the Shadow Sword Villa.
However, in Wu Chi’s opinion, 80% of these people had come for the Shadow, but none of this had anything to do with Wu Chi.
He was on this trip to eat and drink for free. As for who would get the Shadow, it was none of his business.
“Hey kid, come here.”
Wu Chi was sitting on a stone bench in his own courtyard, a wine gourd held in his arms. He didn’t budge, he had wanted to avoid trouble, but trouble still came to find him.
He looked up to see several people clad in ordinary, black robes. Although their robes made it difficult to deduce their identities, their fierce aura undoubtedly proved their ruthlessness.
In Wu Chi’s eyes, however, they were nothing more than paper tigers.
After thinking for a while, Wu Chi went over. He bowed and said, “I am Wu Chi of the Iron Sword Group. How can I help you?”
“Iron Sword Group? It is said that they have a good relationship with Shadow Sword Villa.” Hearing that, the leader gave a satisfactory nod.
“Ok, boy, draw us a map of the Shadow Sword Villa. If the map is satisfactory, I’ll give you money, a large sum of money.”
“I’m afraid that you’ve made a mistake. This is my first visit to the Shadow Sword Villa.” Wu Chi smiled and shook his head. He casually continued, “You are here for the Shadow, right? Then, I’m not the one you are looking for as I don’t care about that Shadow stuff.”
“Really? What a pity!”
The leader took out a few pieces of silver coins and threw them to Wu Chi.
“We’re new here and unfamiliar with the places around here. Since you are a disciple of the Iron Sword Group, how about lending us some help?”
Wu Chi wanted to refuse at first, but then his eyes fell on the silver coins. He thought, “Are these morons taking me for a fool? Someone like you wanting the Shadow? Well, getting free money is good, and I have nothing to do. Anyway, it’s better to take a look around for a while.”
“Brothers, I am very willing to help, but there are eyes everywhere. If I rush out rashly, my senior brother will detect my movement and scold me.”
Even though his mouth refused, Wu Chi’s eyes never left the coins.
Noticing Wu Chi’s eyes, their hearts settled. The leader even came forward and strongly patted Wu Chi’s shoulder.
“Little Brother, although this is our first meeting, we seem to hit off well. A man should stand up for himself, how can you be so afraid of your senior brother? Besides, no one will find you as long as you are careful so you don’t have to worry. You are helping us here, and we will not hurt you. In exchange, how about I treat you to a drink when you come back?”
During the conversation, the leader handed his silver coins to Wu Chi.
Wu Chi’s eyes turned bright, and he kept the silver coins in his sleeves without reservations. He clasped his chest and assured the leader.
“Don’t worry brother, I always put righteousness first. I will try my best, you just wait for my good report.”
“Haha, I’m sure I can rest easy now. Don’t forget, the main feature is to locate the Sword Pavilion.” The leader reminded Wu Chi while holding his shoulder.
“No need to worry, I know my way around here.”
As he turned around, a sneer appeared on Wu Chi’s mouth.
“Sword Pavilion? Am I a fool to go there under these circumstances? Come to think of it, that lass must be tired these days. I should take this opportunity to visit her.”
Thinking of Zhou Boyan’s beautiful face, Wu Chi’s heart became warm, and he moved towards the backyard of the villa.
The men were at least right about the excellent relationship between Iron Sword Group and Shadow Sword Villa. Nobody stopped him from going anywhere as long as it wasn’t a forbidden place like the Sword Pavilion. And there weren’t any forbidden areas other than that place.
“Miss, more and more people have arrived in recent days. Most of them have come for the Shadow. We must be more careful.” Not all people in Shadow Sword Villa were fools, they all knew about the current situation.
“The others are easy to take care of if we’re careful, but those Tian Shan disciples are another case. I used words to deal with them the day before so they couldn’t make a move because of Tian Shan’s reputation. But without my father’s protection, I’m afraid we can’t get rid of them.”
Zhou Boyan let out a gentle sigh and continued after rubbing her temple.
“With father gone, I’m afraid that it would be very difficult to protect the Shadow.”
“Don’t worry Miss. I’ve sent a letter to Kun Lun. Your father and Immortal Changchun are good friends. As long as he arrives on time, this crisis will be resolved.”
“That’s the only option we have left.” Zhou Boyan continued after nodding.
“If only I could make the Shadow recognize me as its master and use its power, we could’ve avoided this trouble. Unfortunately, my talent is limited, and I can’t comprehend the Shadow Sword Technique.”
“Please don’t depreciate yourself. The Shadow Sword Technique needs to be learned from the Shadow itself. Even after receiving the sword, it took your father years to understand the technique. You can slowly comprehend the sword technique as long as you have enough time.”
Letting out a sigh, Zhou Boyan shook her head and replied.
“I’ll try to practice again. If I were to successfully comprehend the sword technique, maybe there would be a chance for me to gain the sword’s recognition.”
She took the sword from the stone table in the pavilion. Making a light move, she moved around the courtyard with the sword, her moves as light as a feather.
“What! Why is this girl dancing with a sword?”
As Zhou Boyan was practicing with her sword, Wu Chi had sneaked by. He touched his chin and crouched behind some pine trees to observe Zhou Boyan’s sword practice.
Although his school had a good relationship with the Shadow Sword Villa, it was a taboo to watch someone practicing the sword.
Wu Chi wanted to leave, but Zhou Boyan’s beautiful sword dance had captivated him.
“This lass’s sword dance is so beautiful. But her techniques are incorrect so it should not be a big deal if I were to peek at her practicing.”
Wu Chi squatted there to watch the entire sword dance with some self-comforting words.
Zhou Boyan’s sword dance was undoubtedly exquisite without accounting the sword technique. Her graceful posture became even more graceful with every rise and fall. Her long hair moved along the wind, accompanied by the sword dance she looked like a Goddess.
A beauty’s sword dance was the most pleasant thing to watch, and it was even for free.
“Excellent!” He enjoyed the sword dance so much that Wu Chi forgot his situation and couldn’t help but clap.
After realizing what he did, Wu Chi wanted to slap himself. Unfortunately, before he could slip away, the shocked Zhou Boyan had already stood in front of him. Her sword blade was pointing towards his vital points. Extreme joy begets sorrow and there was nothing he could do.
“Ha ha… the weather’s good today, I’m just passing by!” Wu Chi was ready to slip away.
“Stop! You are a disciple of Iron Sword Group, right? Why were you peeking at me?” Zhou Boyan immediately recognized Wu Chi’s identity. But instead of being relaxed, she became even more alarmed.
It was a huge deal that someone had peeked at her sword practice.
“The Iron Sword Group also wanted to steal the divine sword?”
Wu Chi became anxious when he realised he couldn’t escape.
He laughed and said, “Miss Zhou, I was really just passing by. I accidentally chanced upon your sword practice, and couldn’t help but get captivated by your graciousness. By no means had I the intention of peeping at your sword practice.”
“Just passing by? Do you take me for a three-year-old?”
Zhou Boyan’s eyes showed a sign of annoyance and her countenance turned cold.
“I trusted your school so much, but you turned out to be so hateful. Come with me, I’ll go ask your senior brother for an explanation.”
Wu Chi became nervous when he heard she would find his senior brother. His senior brother had reminded him many times to not cause trouble. If his senior brother knew that he had secretly watched Miss Zhou’s sword practice, he would have to copy books till death as a punishment.
“Miss Zhou, let me explain! I didn’t mean to peek at your sword technique. Furthermore, the sword technique you showed wasn’t even that profound in the first place. There’s no need to hide it from everyone, right?”
“My sword technique wasn’t profound?” Zhou Boyan sneered at his words. She disliked Wu Chi even more.
If the Shadow Sword Technique wasn’t profound, what else was? How could he have said that?
“Yes. Your sword technique is very common, even someone like me could perform that technique too, so there’s no need for me to peek at your sword practice.” Wu Chi didn’t know Zhou Boyan’s inner thoughts and kept talking nonsense.
“With just you?” Zhou Boyan scoffed at his words.
“Are you sure you know this sword technique too?”
“Yeah!” Although he felt something was wrong, Wu Chi couldn’t change his mind in this situation. He had to give her an answer.
“Yes, this sword technique is pretty common. Although I am not well-informed, I have practiced it before.”
“Hmph! In that case, why don’t you show me this common sword technique? If you can really perform the sword technique, I will let you go without telling your brother, and this matter will end here.” Zhou Boyan said disdainfully.
“Really?” Wu Chi’s eyes immediately lit up.
“Still acting?” Zhou Boyan’s eyes flashed with even more disdain and wanted to spit on Wu Chi’s face.
The Shadow Sword Technique was a secret. She was the only one who knew about it in the entire Shadow Sword Villa. Even then, she had only scratched the surface and had never imparted the sword technique to anybody else. How could anyone know about it?
She retorted, “Sure, but what if you can’t do it?”
Wu Chi met Zhou Boyan’s eyes without flinching and firmly answered. “Rest assured, Miss Zhao. If I can’t perform the sword technique, you can deal with me however you like. A man doesn’t break his promise.”
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