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    A World Beyond / So We Are Told
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    Three days later, outside of Yuzhou City.

    A sword aura came from the east, sweeping thirty feet.

    Then, plum blossoms filled the sky, and a beautiful and transcendent figure came on a sword, with a majestic aura and a grand scene.

    “Wow, the Plum Blossom Sword Immortal is here!”

    Inside Yuzhou City, the people looked at the sky and saw the Plum Blossom Sword Immortal coming on a sword, with admiration and respect on their faces.

    The breeze blew, and the plum blossoms scattered. Qin Aona landed and put away her ancient sword.

    She looked like a fairy who had descended to the mortal world, with exquisite features and a beauty that was almost unreal. She wore a white dress that was not stained by dust, clean and flawless.

    “Immortal, I love you! Immortal, you are my idol!”

    Among the bustling crowd, there was Li Ziyue who had nothing better to do. He saw Qin Aona’s grand entrance and acted as an extra. He stretched out his arm, waved it, and shouted loudly.

    “…”

    “…”

    Perhaps Li Ziyue shouted too loudly, the people around him turned their heads and looked at him like an idiot. They all subconsciously stepped back.

    As a result, Li Ziyue became the most eye-catching person in front of everyone.

    “Immortal…I love…”

    Li Ziyue saw this and froze. He swallowed the last word hard.

    What’s wrong? Why is no one shouting?

    Isn’t this how big shots make their entrance? He was very cooperative!

    “Isn’t this Li Baiwan’s son? How come he’s an idiot?”

    “I don’t know. I’ve never heard that Li Baiwan’s son is an idiot.”

    “You guys don’t know anything. This young master Li is a genius. Geniuses always have some quirks. This is called having personality.”

    In the crowd, some people recognized Li Ziyue and whispered. Some were puzzled, some praised.

    Of course, those who praised him were obviously lying through their teeth.

    “…”

    Li Ziyue was speechless. Seeing that things were not going well, he said nothing more and covered his face. He left in a hurry.

    How embarrassing!

    In front of the crowd, Qin Aona glanced at Li Ziyue who left in a hurry. There was a thoughtful look in her eyes.

    An idiot?

    At Li Mansion, Li Ziyue returned. By the lake in the backyard, Zhang Sloppy was closing his eyes and resting. He didn’t even open his eyes and asked, “Did you see her?”

    Li Ziyue touched his nose awkwardly and said, “I saw her.”

    “How is it? Is that Qin Aona worthy of being your master?” Zhang Sloppy said indifferently.

    Li Ziyue stopped and stared at the old man in front of him for a long time. He said, “Old Zhang, are you mocking me?”

    “Yes.” Zhang Sloppy nodded.

    “Zhang old man, you are a person who sold your integrity for ten jars of Drunken Flower Wine. How dare you mock others?”

    Li Ziyue sneered and then lay down next to Zhang old man. He asked, “Old Zhang, do you think that Immortal Qin is really as powerful as you said? She looks so young.”

    “Martial arts can’t be judged by age.”

    Zhang Sloppy closed his eyes and calmly said, “You have to admit that there are some people in this world who are called geniuses. That Qin Aona is a genius among geniuses.”

    “I’m so envious.” Li Ziyue sighed.

    “People have their strengths and weaknesses. You can’t force yourself to be something you’re not. You don’t need to be too obsessed.” Zhang Sloppy said.

    “What are my strengths?” Li Ziyue asked.

    Zhang Sloppy was silent, then silent again. After a long time, he finally said, “You look decent enough to be called gold on the outside.”

    “Old Zhang, your level of insulting people is getting higher and higher. I admire you.”

    Li Ziyue said sarcastically. This old man didn’t even use swear words when he insulted people. Gold on the outside, wasn’t the next sentence rotten cotton inside?

    “How is it? Am I wrong?”

    Zhang Sloppy said lightly, “I heard that last night another maid from the mansion voluntarily entered your room. How is it? Are you still a virgin?”

    “Get lost!”

    Li Ziyue said angrily, “It’s not my fault that I look good. I’m also very troubled.”

    “That’s a very punchable thing to say.” Zhang Sloppy said.

    “Old Zhang, I’ve decided!”

    Li Ziyue suddenly sat up straight, with a determined look on his face. He said, “I must worship Immortal Qin as my master, succeed in stepping on the path of martial arts, and then, become famous all over the world, invincible under the heavens.”

    Zhang Sloppy opened his eyes and looked at the young man in front of him. After a while, he asked, “Are you serious?”

    “Of course.”

    Li Ziyue nodded.

    “Youth is really good.”

    Zhang Sloppy sighed, “Even daydreams are said with such momentum.”

    “…”

    This old man was very bad. Li Ziyue didn’t bother to pay attention to him.

    “Young master, the master is calling you.”

    At this time, a servant came quickly and said anxiously.

    “What’s the matter?” Li Ziyue asked.

    “The Sword Immortal, the Plum Blossom Sword Immortal is here.” The servant said.

    “Immortal … Immortal Qin?”

    Li Ziyue heard this and stood up immediately. He said in surprise, “So soon.”

    After saying that, Li Ziyue immediately walked towards the front yard.

    “Sure enough, young people can’t calm down.”

    By the lake, Zhang Sloppy closed his eyes again and said leisurely.

    In the front yard, in the main hall.

    Li Baiwan was licking Qin Aona’s boots with a face of a sycophant. For his son’s apprenticeship, face and dignity were all nonsense.

    “Immortal, does this tea suit your taste?”

    “Immortal, I have some excellent cloud mist tea here.”

    “Immortal, do you want to drink? I have ten-year-old Drunken Flower Wine in my mansion. And Daughter Red? Twenty years old.”

    “Immortal…”

    “Immortal…”

    When Li Ziyue arrived at the main hall, he saw his father’s sycophantic appearance and wished he could stuff him into a crack.

    How humiliating!

    “Immortal, you must be tired after traveling so many days. I learned some massage techniques from the doctor in my mansion. How about I help you relieve your fatigue?” Li Ziyue walked up quickly and smiled like a flower.

    “No need.”

    Qin Aona didn’t buy this father and son’s act. She said coldly, “I think you know why I came here. My condition for accepting disciples is very simple. As long as you pass my test, you can worship me as your master.”

    “What test?”

    Li Ziyue immediately perked up and asked.

    On the side, Li Baiwan also leaned forward and listened carefully.

    “Don’t block me, your face is too big.”

    Li Ziyue pushed Li Baiwan’s face away and said unhappily.

    Li Baiwan smiled apologetically and then stepped back two steps.

    “Three things.”

    Qin Aona looked at the weird father and son duo and calmly said, “Complete three things and I will admit that you have passed the test.”

    “Three?”

    Li Ziyue was tense. That was a lot. This Immortal Qin was not easy to fool.

    “Of course, I won’t make you complete three things right away. I will give you time. Today, I’m here to tell you the first test.”

    Qin Aona stood up and said lightly, “The first thing is to give you one day to find or forge a sword. It must be unique and extraordinary.”

    After saying that, Qin Aona didn’t stay any longer or give any hints. She walked out of the main hall and left.

    In the main hall, the father and son looked at each other with different expressions.

    “Is Immortal Qin going easy on us?” Li Ziyue asked doubtfully.

    Who doesn’t know that his father is rich? Let alone one sword, even ten thousand swords can be bought.

    “Could there be something fishy? Immortal Qin said it must be unique.” Li Baiwan was a bit worried and asked.

    Li Ziyue looked at him contemptuously and said, “Father, can you stop being so naive? What does it mean to be unique? It’s like an open-ended question. The answer is right or wrong. It’s all up to Immortal Qin.”

    As he said this, Li Ziyue suddenly seemed to remember something. He asked anxiously, “By the way, father, did you give silver to Immortal Qin when she came?”

    “Look at my memory.”

    Li Baiwan slapped his thigh and his belly shook. He said regretfully, “I was too busy entertaining Immortal Qin and forgot about this.”

    “Old Li, how come you didn’t forget to eat!”

    Li Ziyue said angrily, “Hurry up and send someone to find out where Immortal Qin stays? Hurry up and prepare gifts, they must be expensive, the more expensive the better, let Immortal Qin fully feel our sincerity.”

    “I’m on it.”

    Li Baiwan smiled apologetically and left the main hall to prepare.

    Seeing his father leave, Li Ziyue turned his head and looked at his elder sister in the hall. He smiled and said, “Sister Youwei, I’ll have to trouble you to deliver the gifts to Immortal Qin later. I don’t trust anyone else.”

    “Okay.”

    Li Youwei nodded and said softly, “Little brother’s matter is the most important matter of Li Mansion.”

    At sunset, when the sun was setting, at Yue Lai Inn, Li Youwei came personally.

    “Knock knock.”

    The door was knocked, and then Qin Aona opened the door.

    “Li Youwei, Li Ziyue’s elder sister.” Li Youwei got straight to the point and introduced herself.

    “What is it?” Qin Aona asked.

    Li Youwei stepped forward, without any nonsense, put down the package in her hand, took out three boxes, and then opened them one by one.

    “Night Bright Pearl from the East Sea, found from the bottom of the East Sea, worth a hundred thousand gold.”

    “Heavenly Silkworm Soft Armor, immune to blades and spears, water and fire, worth a million gold.”

    “Yuchang Sword, owned by Wei Gong in ancient times, a priceless treasure.”

    Three boxes, displaying three treasures of the world. Li Youwei put down the things and didn’t stay any longer. She prepared to leave.

    Before leaving, Li Youwei turned around and asked only one question, “Does Immortal have any advice?”

    Qin Aona was silent for a moment, then said, “Do your best.”

    Li Youwei nodded and didn’t ask any more. She left.

    The night was long. Li Ziyue stood in the courtyard and looked at the night sky. After a long time, he became poetic.

    “Ah, money can make ghosts grind. Ah, money can make grinders grind ghosts!”

    “My son is indeed a genius!”

    In the room, Li Baiwan looked at his son through the window with a proud expression.

    The next day, at the appointed time.

    Everyone’s eyes were on her. Plum blossoms filled the sky. The immortal came on a sword. She was transcendent and detached from the mundane world. She was not tainted by a trace of worldly dust.

    She was like an ice and snow fairy who had descended to the mortal world. She was so perfect, so out of this world, so pure and clean.

    In the main hall, Li Ziyue took out a golden sword forged from pure gold and handed it over.

    It glittered with gold and was very dazzling.

    Qin Aona took the golden sword and looked at it for a long time. Then she nodded her head calmly and praised:

    “Not bad. Sword cultivation is not about the sword but about yourself. The highest realm is that anything can be a sword, even flying flowers and falling leaves. Being too attached to external things will only make you inferior. The answer is very good. You pass.”

    Li Baiwan: “…”

    Li Ziyue: “…”

     

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