The next morning.
Shi Yan slowly opened his eyes. He felt full of energy and his eyes shone with light.
After cultivating for an entire night, Shi Yan felt refreshed. It seemed that, after all the disasters he went through lately, his state of mind had somehow changed.
His mind’s power erupted and wandered around the lowest deck of the iron ship…
His mind moved through the air and touched many flower pots. He estimated that there were roughly a hundred flower pots on this level, with the smaller ones only being palm-sized, but the bigger ones being basin-sized.
His mind slowly spread to the middle deck.
Suddenly, waves of different mental energies seeped through and hurtled towards Shi Yan’s mind.
Shi Yan’s face changed, and he quickly withdrew his power as he immediately realized that there were many Disaster realm warriors on the upper decks.
Many of these warriors had very forceful mind powers. They were like powerful giant waves, with fierce strength behind them.
Shi Yan gasped. He quickly realized those strong responses were from the minds of Earth realm warriors. There were a couple dozens of these warriors on the middle deck, which put a bit of fear in Shi Yan’s heart.
“The Disaster realm is different than the realms that go before it. When cultivating, you need to gain experience. Only if you experience different dangers and live through all kinds of different challenges, gaining insight from them, can you breakthrough to the next stage.”
Apparently Xia Xinyan was already awake. She glanced at him and spoke indifferently, “In the Disaster realm, just having the most vigorous Profound Qi itself is no use. Even if you go back to the Yang family and take some elixirs, without the support of a strong mind, it would be hard for you to breakthrough quickly.”
Shi Yan also noticed the difference in this realm as he nodded and said, “Hmm, it seems that sometimes danger isn’t always a bad thing.”
“I have a feeling that, once my body recovers, I should be able to step into the Earth realm. Lately, I’ve experienced many things, and these experiences are enough for me to take a whole step forward.” Xia Xinyan’s eyes were glistening with light.
“The Earth realm?” Shi Yan grinned, and he chuckled, “Doesn’t that mean it will be a lot harder for me to catch up to you?”
Xia Xinyan didn’t bother to pay attention to him, she quietly snorted and slowly got down from the bed.
“You two, get up and start working.” A crisp voice came from the stairs that lead up to the higher decks. Soon a seventeen to eighteen year old girl, with bristling eyebrows, appeared at the door and pointed to Shi Yan, saying, “You, go carry these flower pots up to the deck. The woman will be responsible for cleaning this level. There will be no food or water for you if you don’t finish these duties.”
Then with a “kata-kata” sound, the girl went upstairs. She spent as little time down here as possible.
“Let’s go work.” Shi Yan smiled, “There’s no such thing as a free feast in this world. It seems that it won’t be easy for us along the way. Xinyan, if you can’t handle it, I can help you a little after I’m finished with my work..”
“There’s no need.” Xia Xinyan coldly replied, “You should be careful yourself. Don’t get caught by the gay guys.”
Shi Yan’s expression darkened, and he spoke angrily, “Are you intending to piss me off?”
Xia Xinyan rolled her eyes, and as if she felt delighted, she said dismissively, “I’m just reminding you to be careful, which is for your own good. You’re so ungrateful.”
Shi Yan snorted, stopped arguing with her, and started carrying the flower pots.
Time passed quickly.
With the blink of an eye, ten days had passed.
In these ten days, every morning, after he got up, Shi Yan would carry the flower pots from this level to the deck. Then, after the sun set, he would carry the flower pots back. He repeated this every day.
Xia Xinyan was the same, she worked downstairs during the day, clumsily cleaning the dust on this level.
During these ten days, whenever Shi Yan finished his work, he would go down and help her clean the dust and the filthy objects.
Slowly, Xia Xinyan stopped being cold to Shi Yan. Sometimes when she talked to him, she would even give him a rare smile. It made Shi Yan feel warmth in his heart, and he wouldn’t feel dull in these days at all.
Everyday, after the two finished their work, that girl named Xiao Feng would bring food and water to them.
The food was just some salted fish and steamed bread, which didn’t taste that great. Shi Yan didn’t mind, but even when he gorged down all the food he still wouldn’t feel full. Xia Xinyan, on the other hand, had never been through such hardships. She worked her ass off every day, but still only had this poor quality food to eat. Her appetite became smaller and smaller.
Every night, the two would be squeezed in that tiny little room, listening to the shouting of the cultivating couples upstairs.
In the beginning, Xia Xinyan felt very awkward, she was flushed to her neck, and wouldn’t even look at Shi Yan. She feared that Shi Yan might turn into a lustful beast and do some indignifying things to her.
Then as time went on, she saw that Shi Yan had been behaving calmly. Although he did flush a few times, he didn’t take any further actions. Soon, she let down her guard.
In the end, the two could even listen to the lustful sounds upstairs and casually chat at the same time.
Another day passed.
Shi Yan spent three hours bringing all of the flower pots up to the deck. Then he immediately returned to the lower level, ready to help Xia Xinyan clean up the junk.
“What are you doing!” Suddenly, Xia Xinyan’s shout came from the lower level.
Shi Yan scowled and sprinted downstairs. He quickly saw Li Wei standing at the door of the room, shamelessly pestering Xia Xinyan.
Behind Li Wei were three male disciples from the Yin Yang Wonderland, who were all in the first sky of the Disaster realm. The three smiled lazily.
Xia Xinyan had been recovering quite well lately, but she still couldn’t use her Profound Qi, or all her progress would be for nothing.
Li Wei was at the second sky of the Disaster realm. He was a core disciple of the Yin Yang Wonderland, and also the nephew of that yellow-faced man. He had quite a powerful position on the ship.
He was obviously not here with good intentions.
“Sure, your face looks a little ugly, but your figure is quite fine. The lighting on this level isn’t that great, so I can bear with it. Stop struggling, it’s a great blessing for you to be able to accept my favor. Once you’re mine, you’ll no longer have to work hard on this level, the quality of your food will also get much better…”
Li Wei smiled as he stormed into that cramped room, speaking with disdain, “That kid can’t protect you. If you don’t want to become fish food with him, you better be good.”
“Girl, it’s a blessing for you to enter the eye of Brother Wei. Frankly speaking, with your looks a normal man would never be interested. But brother Wei is special, and can accept woman with a good figure. If you stay put, there will be plenty of benefits for you on this ship.” At the doorway, behind Li Wei, a Yin Yang Wonderland disciple at the first sky of the Disaster realm spoke persuasively.
“Get the hell out of here!” Xia Xinyan stood inside the room, her expression cold and her eyes were piercing.
“Hehe, once I have my fun, I’ll go.” Li Wei smiled, an obscene look in his eyes.
Suddenly, a shadow stormed into the room, like a cannonball, and his shoulders knocked away the three disciples guarding the door.
Shi Yan made his way into the room. With a cold expression, he kicked Li Wei’s back, sending him flying. He slammed hard onto the wooden wall of the room.
“You wanna die?” Li wei brushed away the blood on the corner of his mouth and slowly stood up. He glared at Shi Yan, and said sneering, “This is a ship of the Yin Yang Wonderland, you’re digging your own grave!”
“Fuck off! Now!” Shi Yan furrowed his brows, his expression was annoyed.
“Kid, you’re dead!” The three warriors outside the door immediately sprinted their way once they could react to the situation.
Shi Yan’s body quietly petrified, and the Yin Qi and the Profound Qi formed into a Gravitational Field, completely blocking up the door.
The three Disaster realm warriors all fell into the Gravitational Field, and their bodies involuntarily started spinning.
Shi Yan’s expression was cold. His eyes were like sharp blades. He suddenly sprinted towards Li Wei, his fingers forming into spears, gleaming in the chilling light.
Li Wei’s expression changed, and he opened his hands, a greyish white light burst out from his palm.
Shi Yan’s finger stabbed right through the light ball, making his arms tingle. The finger continued and pierced through Li Wei’s chest.
Just as Li Wei stood up from the previous blow, his body was, again, struck against the wooden wall – his face filled with panic.
Taking a step forward, Shi Yan grabbed Li Wei by his neck, lifting him high into the air. Shi Yan’s eyes were murderous. He grinned and said, “You dare to have wicked ideas about my girl? I’ll happily cut off your limbs for you.”
Li Wei was single-handedly lifted up by Shi Yan. His feet were dangling in the air, and he couldn’t muster any strength to oppose this. Li Wei’s eyes showed a flash of fear, and he was having difficulty breathing, constantly struggling and hitting Shi Yan with his fists.
Shi Yan had already activated his Petrification Martial Spirit, and there was also a layer of dark light covering his body. No matter how hard Li Wei tried, he couldn’t even make a dent in Shi Yan. Shi Yan was standing as still as a stone.
“Shi Yan!” Xia Xinyan was slightly surprised. She suddenly exclaimed, and stared at him while shaking her head, signaling that he shouldn’t take Li Wel’s life.
This was the first time she saw Shi Yan attack. She was secretly stunned by such fierce and ruthless attacks.
The warriors outside and Li Wei were all Disaster realm warriors, and amongst them, Li Wei was actually at the second sky of the Disaster realm.
But all these four people were restrained by Shi Yan on the very first encounter. Moreover, the three by the door were still strangely spinning; god knows what methods Shi Yan used.
Li Wei was the worst. He was restrained almost instantly, without a single chance of fighting back.
Even Xia Xinyan, who had seen plenty of capable young men, was surprised by Shi Yan’s ruthless and fierce methods. She wondered how Shi Yan, who had just entered the Disaster realm, could possess such unyielding powers.
“Roll your ass out!” Shi Yan threw Li Wei to the floor and kicked him out. Li Wei kept rolling on the floor, and he actually did roll out.
Shi Yan released the Gravitational Field and, together, the three warriors by the door fell onto the floor.
Taking a step forward, Shi Yan stood by the doorway and spoke with a cold expression, “I am not staying on your ship as a freeloader. Next time, if you dare to get any more ideas about my girl, you will never be able to enjoy women again for the rest of your lives. Leave! Don’t let me ever smell your stench again!”
The four Disaster real warriors, including Li Wei, looked at Shi Yan with clenched teeth.
“Let’s go.” Li Wei stood up, his expression was twisted. Scowling, he turned around and walked away.
The three Disaster realm warriors on the ground all grudgingly stared at Shi Yan. At last, they quietly stood up, and followed Li Wei out.
Shi Yan was blocking the doorway like a doorkeeper. His eyes were sharp, and murderous thoughts flashed across his eyes. He said indifferently, “Those four kids won’t let this go easily. We should get ready, maybe we would really have to resort to escape by jumping into the sea. Fuck, I haven’t even gotten to play with their girls yet, and they already dare to have ideas about my girl. Those fuckers really wanna die!”
“Who are you calling ‘your’ girl?” Xia Xinyan clenched her teeth, and glared at him bitterly.
“Here, on this ship, you are my girl!” Shi Yan turned around and smiled widely at her, “As for the future, you never know…”