Chapter 171 – She now had a direction to work towards. This was obviously a happy thing. (2)
“I almost killed him. What I did wasn’t that much different from killing him.” Grandma Ruyi stroked the white hair on her temple and very gently and softly said, “Even though he had paid so much, the fiend energy still clashes with my demon energy. The reason I can live until now is entirely because of His Majesty.”
Qing Ruyi paused and turned to ask her, “Are you curious why I’m here?”
Ruan Qiuqiu nodded. Choked with emotion, she asked, “… Is it because of Grandpa Mo?”
Grandma Ruyi briefly smiled. “Sort of. Back then, I thought Brother Mo had died because of me. When I regained clarity, I planned on committing suicide, but I was save by a powerful fiend.”
Qing Ruyi paused before continuing to say, “His Majesty said that as long as I complete the task he gave me, he’ll turn me into a full demon and resurrect Brother Mo.”
Ruan Qiuqiu came to a sudden realization. “So that’s why you were so surprised when you found out that Grandpa Mo isn’t dead…”
“Right.” Qing Ruyi smiled, but her smile quickly turned sad. “But your Grandpa Mo doesn’t have long to live, and my life is completely in the hands of His Majesty, so I’m unable to share my life energy Brother Mo.”
Ruan Qiuqiu suddenly felt uneasy.
Qing Ruyi went on to say, “So I need to complete my task.”
Ruan Qiuqiu’s mouth felt dry. She blanky looked at her and nervously asked, “Grandma Ruyi, what’s your task?”
Qing Ruyi sighed. “You probably already guessed it.”
Ruan Qiuqiu shook her head and laughed. “I hope my guess is wrong. That you’re not here to kill us.”
Qing Ruyi looked at the easily seen through girl. She was very unwilling to do that task. In a gentle voice, she said very dark words, “Grandma’s master is a very cruel fiend. He likes to eat the hearts of demons and fiends.”
Qing Ruyi looked at the stunned Ruan Qiuqiu. Her tone became serious, “A half-demon and half-fiend’s heart is a great supplement to him. The higher the level, the better the supplement. Moreover, he prefers to eat the hearts of half-demons and half-friends that have lost their important people. Do you understand what I’m saying?”
Ruan Qiuqiu felt cold all over. Her limbs felt weak. She became guarded again. She opened and closed her mouth, but couldn’t utter a word. She tightly grasped the spear as her heart chilled, bit by bit.
Of course she knew what Qing Ruyi meant.
Grandma Ruyi’s task was to monitor them and wait until the time was right to kill her, and then Yuan Jue.
So Qing Ruyi had probably suddenly attacked her yesterday because she thought it would be easier to keep an eye on a disabled person. As for why Grandma Ruyi stopped attacking her and even told all of this, it was entirely because she had helped Grandpa Mo and his family.
Ruan Qiuqiu probingly asked in a heavy voice, “But you didn’t attack us yesterday. Does that mean you already changed your mind?”
Qing Ruyi just leaned down and went back to slowly digging the wild vegetables from underneath the snow. She quietly said, “I don’t want to kill you.”
“Child, listen to me, leave him.” Grandma Ruyi quickly looked at Ruan Qiuqiu. “You haven’t formed a life contract with him yet. You don’t need to stay and work so hard to survive. I can send you to a tribe that’s friendly to humans. I can train you too.”
Grandma Ruyi’s voice became more gentle. “I know that it’s hard for you to make a decision right away. When you go back home, take your time to think about and tell Grandma your decision tomorrow…”
Ruan Qiuqiu shook her head before Qing Ruyi finished speaking.