Chapter 3 “Protective mother”
“If I don’t beat you till you are disabled today then I’m not Ye Ling Yue!” Like a completely different person today, a scary aura began emitting off her body.
“Oh, the retard girl wants to show her might? You people move aside, I’ll let this little retard girl know the differences between a genius and a good-for-nothing today.” Ye Qing snickered and those servants beside him were also laughing as they dispersed to the side.
Ye Qing was already a third rank constitution cultivator. Among the Ye Family’s youngest generation, his abilities are ranked among the top ten.
As for Ye Ling Yue, a mentally retarded girl, she would never have the chance to learn martial art; therefore, she hadn’t the slightest chance to be a threat to Ye Qing.
Not thinking highly of the little girl in front of him, Ye Qing went as far as to disregard the use of his Yuan energy during the confrontation.
Quickly arriving in front of Ye Qing with only a few steps, Ling Yue pummeled both her fists into his chest.
As her punch launched forward, it carried along a faint piercing cold.
Just when Ye Qing noticed something wasn’t right…
A cold gleam surged out of Ye Ling Yue’s eye.
The servants were all startled by this outcome because their master was actually forced back several steps with this one punch.
“A first rank constitutional cultivator!” Ye Qing clearly felt it, there’s a faint fluctuation of Yuan energy in that punch.
Succeeding in her attack, Ling Yue can now tell the difference between a commoner and a martialist: Ye Qing’s skin was as hard as copper.
Wang Gui and the others were also dumbfounded. It’s only been just an hour or so, yet this retarded girl not only became normal again, she also broke through to the first level of the constitutional domain.
“Ye Ling Yue, you dare to deceive the family head and secretly learn martial art! But it’s no use even if you learned it for I will pay you back double for that punch just now.” Ye Qing flew into a fit of rage out of humiliation. Violently shouting aloud, his two fists issued out a series of lightning flashes.
“Little young miss, hurry and run, that’s Thunder Burst First.” Once Granny Liu saw it, she turned pale with fright.
Young Master Ye Qing’s punch was based upon the Ye Family’s basic martial foundation training, so this one punch was no small deal.
As someone whom just broke through the first rank of a constitutional cultivator, there’s no way Ye Ling Yue could be a match for Ye Qing, a third rank constitutional cultivator.
Then in this moment of life and death, a shadow dashed inside like lightning and blocked in front of the young girl.
Despite the interference, Ye Qing’s punch continues to move towards the person, and just when his fist was only half a meter away from landing, Ye Qing clearly heard his wrist making a crackling sound. Then before he knew it, a powerful repulsive force had thrown him away, causing his body to smash directly into the wall.
While Ye Qing suffers from immense pain of having his wrist bones shattered, a goddess like figure stood in front of Ling Yue.
The woman’s cheeks were slightly hollow and had a pale complexion, but her posture was very straight and had beautiful arched eyebrows along with a pair of almond-shaped eyes. She wasn’t angry, but an aura of might and power exuded from within, thus giving her the impression of someone possessing an indescribable imposing force.
“Ye…Third Miss!” Once the Ye family’s servants got a clear look of the person who arrived, every one of them received an extreme fright.
Ye Huang Yu, the family-head’s third daughter, and was once someone worthy of being called the Ye Family’s number one pride.
She had broken through to the first rank of constitutional cultivator at the tender age of three, and then through to the lower celestial domain at the age of fifteen. If it hadn’t been for the fact that she had married the wrong person, it was very likely she would have been the first person in the Ye Family’s history to become the first upper celestial expert.
Although the Ye Huang Yu of today can’t be compared to the Ye Huang Yu of back then, she’s still a lower celestial expert despite her chronic injury.
“Ye Huang Yu, you dare injure me. My father definitely won’t let you off so easily.” Ye Qing was in so much pain he wanted to die because his wrist’s been dislocated and some bones in his arm had been shattered to pieces.
“Who do you think your father is? Even if he came, I would likewise beat him too.” Ye Huang Yu declared this.
Due to Wang Gui and his father embezzling their monthly allowance, Ye Huang Yu’s been forced to trek the mountains every month or two in order to collect medicinal herbs and hunt wild animals to subsidize the embezzled family expenses. Once she goes, she leaves for about ten days to half a month without returning.
Knowing this habit, Ye Qing and the others would deliberately choose this period to bully “Ye Ling Yue”, and because of their carefulness, the injuries they inflicted on her were all internal, leaving no traces on the outside to discern.
Also, adding in the fact that “Ye Ling Yue’s” a mentally retarded girl, she didn’t know how to express her complaint, thus leaving the problem hidden away from the adults all these years.
If it wasn’t for the fact that she coincidentally came back in time, Ye Huang Yu would never have known about her daughter’s suffering at the hands of these scums. Just thinking of this, Ye Huang Yu’s guilt became even stronger.
She can’t even bring herself to allow a scratch on her daughter’s fingers, yet these people dare injure her.
If Ye Qing’s father didn’t come then it would be fine, but if he does have the nerve to show today, then she would beat one if one came, two if two came, a dozen if a dozen came, she will beat them all!
“Just you wait, I’m going to go tell grandfather.” Ye Qing didn’t dare talk back to Ye Huang Yu and could only let his servants support him and flee with their tails behind their back.
Hearing everything from the back, Ye Ling Yue stuck her tongue out at the scrambling bullies and silently gave her mother a big thumbs up.
Ye Qing’s insults earlier had made Ye Ling Yue mistakenly think that her easy to come by mother was a pitifully sad abandoned wife character, but who would have known that she was instead a violently cool and protective maniac.
Upon turning her head around, the first thing Ye Huang Yu saw was her daughter eyeing her all over. From the shifting black pupils in those eyes, which part of that gaze looked like it belongs to a mentally retarded girl?
For a moment there, Ye Huang Yu was stunned stiff.
“Young Miss, Little Young Miss is no longer dumb anymore.” Granny Liu keeps repeating.
Rolling her eyes Ling Yue complains: “Granny Liu, you’ve already said that for the second time today.”
“Mother.” After hesitating for a moment, Ling Yue calls out.
Ye Huang Yu’s body began to tremble, and her eyes began to be filled with something hot. For thirteen years, she had been waiting for this one to call her mother.
While Granny Liu attended to the mother and daughter pair as they ate, Ye Huang Yu took the opportunity to inquire a few more things pertaining to how Ling Yue became so smart.
Not wanting to make things complicated, Ye Ling Yue only gave some vague answers, saying she had hit her head, then by the time woke up again, she had already become like this.
“Mother, child wants to learn martial art.” Ling Yue lowers her chopsticks, then kneeled down and said what she had to say.
After the fight with Ye Qing, it made her strongly realize that if she wants to continue living in this world, she must become someone strong.
No matter who it was, she will not spare them lightly if they bully her and her mother.
“Practicing martial art is not easy. It’s not something you can master in a short amount of time. Ling Yue, are you sure you want to do this?” Ye Huang Yu looked at her daughter with deep thoughts running through her eyes.
“Child won’t give up. Mother, please allow this.” Ye Ling Yue said this unwaveringly.
Ye Huang Yu realized too that her daughter had become a completely different person after experiencing this calamity and gaining a new lease on life.
“Since you’re already determined to do so, then starting tomorrow mother will teach you the basic foundations as an introduction to martial combat. Here’s a strand of Vitality Condensing Grass, it can gather together the Yuan energy of heaven and earth. Grow this in your room and it’ll be useful for when you begin cultivating in the future.” On this trip up the mountain, Ye Huang Yu’s original intentions were to find some herbs which would be beneficial for her injuries, but she inadvertently came across this spirit grass instead, also commonly known as Vitality Condensing Grass.
“Mother, Vitality Condensing Grass is too precious. You should keep it for yourself to use.” Ling Yue could tell her mother was still injured, and on top of that, it’s a chronic injury that was difficult to heal.
“Vitality Condensing Grass won’t do any good for mother’s injuries, only fifth grade medicinal pills and above can heal my old wounds.” Ye Huang Yu shook her head. There was no one clearer than herself about her own injuries. After all these years, she’s lost all hope of ever getting healed now.
“Fifth grade medicinal pills? Mother, if you had the medicinal pills then would your injuries heal?” Ling Yue persisted.
“Silly child, fifth grade medicinal pills are hard to come across even in the provincial capital, let alone finding one in this little place like Autumn Maple Town. You were injured today, so after eating you should go to bed early and get some rest.” Ye Huang Yu was also feeling a bit tired. So she stroked her daughter’s hair and said it with a pained tone.
Unable to object, Ling Yue could only hold the Vitality Condensing Grass which looked no different from any random weed in her hands and returned to her room.
Due to losing too much blood today, it didn’t take long for drowsiness to overtake her once she returned to her room. With the strand of Vitality Condensing Grass still in her hand, she drifted off into a slumbering sleep.
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