The night came.
Ah Jin and the others hid all the maidens in a safe place as planned and entered the girl's room and waited for the big fish to bite.
Unfortunately, things did not go as planned.
On the first night, there was no harvest.
The Demon Sect people did not come.
They all changed into villagers' clothes to avoid alerting the snake.
Lu Zhiyu's face was too great, so he was confined during the day.
If he could not go out, then he would not go out.
Gu Qingmei came to Lu Zhiyu's door and called softly, "Senior brother Lu?"
Lu Zhiyu opened the door and looked at her.
"What's the matter with you, junior sister Gu?"
Gu Qingmei's cheeks were red.
With her head bowed, she shyly said, "Last night, when I pretended to be a villager, I was petrified. Although fourth senior brother was protecting me secretly, I still felt uneasy. I remember that senior brother Lu is very skilled in martial arts. I would like to ask you to come and protect me. How do you feel about it?"
His face turned cold, and he said, "Don't say that again, junior sister. Though fourth junior brother's skills are not as good as mine, he is still a hundred times better than the average person. Moreover, I have a marriage contract with senior sister Yao. You should behave yourself. It is important not to be misunderstood."
After saying that, he closed the door with a "bang.”
Gu Qingmei's face turned white.
The jealousy in her heart had already overwhelmed her reason.
How could Yao Jin be able to get such a person to defend her?
She looked at the closed door in front of her, and her heart was filled with evil thoughts.
A marriage contract was just a piece of paper, and it would be better to destroy it.
For the next three days, it was quiet and uneventful.
On the fourth night, the group finished eating at the old man Li's house and continued to work as planned.
Ah Jin pretended to be from a farming family.
The group went out in twos and threes, not far from the old man's house, just a minute or two by foot.
Ah Jin slowed down and waited for Lu Zhiyu to catch up behind him.
Lu Zhiyu seemed to notice that Ah Jin was waiting for him.
He moved a few steps faster and walked alongside her.
Ah Jin curled her lips and tilted her head slightly to him.
In his ear, she softly whispered few words.
Lu Zhiyu felt the warmth from her arm due to her closeness.
The woman's voice was so soft that he secretly blushed, hidden with the night’s darkness.
As soon as Ah Jin finished talking, she sped up and separated from him.
Gu Qingmei exited from the door and saw that scene just in time.
She clenched her fist and looked straight at Ah Jin.
She held back her jealousy, exhaled a breath, and shouted, "Senior sister. Wait."
Ah Jin stopped in her tracks and turned around to look at her.
"What is it?"
Gu Qingmei took out an embroidered pouch from her sleeve pocket and handed it to Ah Jin.
"This is an embroidered pouch I made myself. It contains a peace talisman. It will bless us with a smooth and safe journey. Here's a gift for you, senior sister."
Ah Jin sneered in her heart.
Perhaps the talisman was not a good one, right?
Gu Qingmei looked at her with slight apprehension.
There was a hint of expectation in her eyes.
Ah Jin indifferently accepted it.
The expectation in Gu Qingmei's eyes instantly turned into jubilation.
The smile on her face was sincere and kind.
"It's good that senior sister likes it. I'm leaving."
Ah Jin opened the pouch and took out the talisman paper inside.
She sniffed it under her nose.
The talisman paper had no smell.
The pouch also had no odor.
A bowl of soup should have been delivered according to the plot.
During these days, they ate together every day.
But the soup did not work, so the pouch was sent instead?
Ah Jin planned to take advantage of the situation to see the Demon Sect's lair.
Now that the props have been delivered, the Demon Sect would definitely come tonight.
And as expected that night, Ah Jin noticed that a small opening had been made in the window of her room.
A long and thin bamboo tube was extended through the window.
A yellowish smoke began to escape from the front part of the bamboo tube.
Ah Jin then took off the pouch and threw it on the bed.
She saw that the pouch started to release a trace of white smoke when it came in contact with the smoke.
If she guessed correctly, the pouch's medicine should be used together to create a knockout effect.
But it was harmless on its own.
Ah Jin held her breath and pretended to be dead asleep on the bed.
The man from the Demon Sect gently climbed through the window and entered the room without making a single sound.
He slowly approached the bedside and looked at the sleeping silhouette in the bed.
He reached out and gently pushed the person.
When the person on the bed did not respond, he took out the rope and tied Ah Jin.
Ah Jin continued the pretense of being knocked out, showing not the slightest sign of resistance at all.
In her mind, she complained that the man was extremely unprofessional.
The tension on the rope was not strong, and he did not even have a sack.
Ah Jin was just carried head down on his shoulders.
Ah Jin looked at the route the man was taking and realized it in her heart.
The man was very familiar with the village road.
So no wonder they didn't alert anyone and easily took people away.
The second junior brother on patrol on the high ground saw a blur of figures.
In a flash, he called out.
Ah Jin felt the person was scared and trembled.
Then the person ran away using his qinggong.
The second junior brother followed closely behind.
Looking intently, the woman's figure resembled that of his eldest senior sister!
"How dare you! Put that woman down!"
The Demon Sect man didn't pay any attention to him.
Instead, he moved faster.
The second junior brother was puzzled when he saw the tied woman slightly raised her head.
In the dark, the woman's face could not be seen.
However, the eyes of a martial arts practitioner were sharp.
So when he saw those bright eyes flashing in the darkness, he understood in an instant what the eldest senior sister meant.
He pretended to chase them some distance away and stopped his pursuit.
The Demon Sect guy saw the person getting farther and farther behind him.
He could not help but feel proud of himself.
How dare a little kid to compete with him in qinggong.
The villagers often hired some Jianghu men as bodyguards to deal with them.
But all of them were just people who knew some fancy martial arts.
They were not enough to be feared.
The Demon Sect did not take them seriously at all.
He ran for half an hour carrying Ah Jin on his shoulders and arrived at a temple in the middle of nowhere.
When the man in the temple saw him coming back, he happily said, "Jian Hu, you've got something again today! Quickly put down the person for me to see."
Jian Hu avoided the man's hand.
"Why are you so anxious? All the women are to be brought to the master. You can't break the rules."
The man slapped his thigh.
"Hey! How could I not know that? I just want to see. Don't move around."
Jian Hu then put Ah Jin down.
"I grabbed her without seeing what she looked like."
"Holy sh*t!" the man exclaimed.
Jian Hu used the candlelight to see the woman's face on the floor and was stunned for a moment.
"This is top quality! From which village did you catch her? What a nice face. She's so pretty."
Jian Hu was so proud of himself.
"I, Jian Hu, have a reputation for stealing. That is certainly a name that has not been given in vain!"
The man swallowed a mouthful of saliva as he looked at the appearance of the woman on the floor.
"Jian Hu, this… How about we both keep this woman?"
As soon as Jian Hu heard that, he immediately refused by saying, "No way. She's too beautiful. If I present her to master, he will definitely give me a better martial arts manual! No, no!"
The man was desperate and took Jian Hu's hand.
"Brother, you listen to me. I will just play around. I will not touch her and guarantee that she will still be intact in the hands of our master!"
That said, he handed Jian Hu a silver ingot.
Jian Hu weighed the silver ingot in his hand.
Then he looked at the woman on the floor with his eyes shining.
"Okay. Then you take care of her."
The man's face bloomed into a smile.
"Hey, hey. You are still my generous brother."