The girl that was running around the tree also stopped and looked at Qin Mu curiously.
The youth that was slaughtering the pigs under the tree wiped the blood off his face and looked over with a fierce gaze. He seemed to be very hostile.
The old woman and the woman also turned their heads to look, and the woman wiped the sweat off her forehead with the back of her hand. She said with a simple smile, "It's been a long time since someone came to our village. It's rare for young master to travel such a long distance to find this place. Shall we have a meal before we go on our way?"
The old woman grinned and revealed three or two teeth. She said shakily, "We'll go on our way after we eat…"
Qin Mu stopped in his footsteps and turned around. He said with a straight face, "I'll do as you say. It's hard to reject everyone's hospitality, so I shall be thick-skinned and disturb you." After he said that, he walked towards the village.
He passed by the pig slaughtering youth, who was holding a Pig Slaughtering Knife. The muscles and veins on his arms bulged, and he suddenly shrugged his shoulders while making a threatening sound.
Qin Mu smiled. "Good knife."
The pig slaughtering youth stretched out his tongue and licked the pig blood on the knife. He grinned and said, "It's naturally a good knife!"
Qin Mu walked past him, and the youth held the knife as he stared at Qin Mu's back. Qin Mu didn't seem to feel anything as he walked forward to the stone block.
The youth couldn't find a chance to make a move and praised, "Good divine art! Young master, you are harder to deal with than any pig I've killed!"
Qin Mu turned back and smiled brilliantly. "You aren't bad either."
The old man was too old and struggled to get up. Qin Mu hurriedly bowed to help him up.
The old man's skinny fingers grabbed the pulse of his right hand and raised his head to look at him with a smile. Qin Mu's left hand naturally rested on the waist of the old man's back as he looked into his eyes with concern.
The two of them laughed, and the old man let go of his pulse. He waved his hand and said, "Even though I'm old, I'm very strong. I can walk! Young master is a good person, a good person to respect your elders!"
Qin Mu quietly retracted his left hand and exclaimed in admiration, "The old man is still vigorous despite his age, I'm impressed."
The goat-horned girl ran in front of Qin Mu and raised her head with sparkling eyes. She held a fruit in her hand and raised her hand, stretching her arm straight. "Young master, eat the fruit!"
Qin Mu's gaze landed on the fruit in her hand. This fruit should have just been plucked from that tree and was still fresh.
Qin Mu smiled and said, "I'm not eating, darling, eat."
The goat-horned girl stretched out her arm, and the fruit went to his mouth. She said crisply, "Young master, eat!"
However, just as the fruit was about to reach Qin Mu's mouth, Qin Mu's palm was already in front of him. He placed a finger on the fruit in the girl's hand and pushed it back gently with a smile. "Baby, eat."
That girl was struggling as she watched Qin Mu push the fruit to her mouth bit by bit. Beads of sweat rolled down her forehead.
Suddenly, the girl put away the fruit and skipped away. "It's fine if Young Master doesn't want to eat. Yaya will eat it herself!"
The old man smiled, "Young master's strength isn't small."
Qin Mu said humbly, "My strength is only slightly bigger than Nan Nan. I'm a few years older, so I can't be considered big."
He and the old man walked into the village, and the pig slaughtering youth carried half a piece of pig offal into the courtyard.
The woman had already washed her clothes and wiped her hands on her body. She immediately went up to Qin Mu and said, "Young master is an esteemed guest. I have been here for so long, but I have never seen someone as rich as young master!"
She examined Qin Mu several times and praised, "Truly handsome!"
Qin Mu smiled and blocked her hand that was touching his face. He smiled and said, "Men and women shouldn't touch."
The five fingers of the woman's palm trembled, but Qin Mu always blocked it perfectly. The woman smiled and said, "Young master's hand is also very handsome!" After she said that, she retracted her hand.
The old woman under the eaves snorted and said in a low voice, "Salt pig's hands…"
The woman took a glance at the old woman and was furious. She scolded, "You have the face to say that! Your whole family eats, drinks, poops, and sleeps every day, which one of you doesn't rely on me to take care of you? If I'm gone, all of you will have to starve! I'm not attracted to young master's beauty, I'm just looking for a husband for Nanan! In this barren land, it's hard to find a man!"
The old woman rolled her eyes in anger.
The woman stormed back into the room and slammed the door.
The old woman's anger subsided, and she raised her head to examine Qin Mu with her blurry old eyes. With a kind expression, she asked, "Young master, what do you think of Nan Nan? Do you want to stay behind to be married?"
The goat-horned girl was ashamed when she heard that. She hid in the corner and secretly looked at him. Her face blushed, but she was too embarrassed to come out.
Qin Mu shook his head and said, "I've already been married before, my wife is kind and virtuous."
The old woman sighed. "That's a pity. My body isn't in good condition. Can young master pluck a fruit from that tree for me?"
She raised her finger, and Qin Mu looked in the direction of her finger. He saw four fruits hanging on a huge tree and a blooming flower.
Qin Mu retracted his gaze and said with a smile, "The tree is too tall, I'm afraid I can't climb it. However, I have a treasure sword that is extremely sharp, so I can chop down the tree. I have once chopped down a similar tree."
The old man hurriedly said, "Don't chop, don't chop! How are we going to eat fruits after we chop them?"
The old woman said with a smile, "I'm a young master from the city after all, my limbs aren't diligent and I can't even differentiate between the grain and rice. I can even say things like cutting trees. Even though I'm old, I'm quite fond of beauty. There are no mirrors in the village, may I trouble young master to cut a mirror outside."
She emphasized the word "city".
Qin Mu smiled. "The stone tablets outside are too hard, I'm afraid I can't cut them off."
The woman was arranging the butchery dishes in the room and turning the pig offal and other items into dishes. Qin Mu was chatting with the elder and the old woman outside.
"There aren't many people in your village, but there are quite a number of trees."
Qin Mu took a look and said, "Six people, eight trees."
The old man smiled, "How are there six people? Young master doesn't even know how to count? It's clearly our family of five."
Qin Mu took a glance at the half pig hanging under the tree at the village entrance and smiled. He didn't say much and asked, "When did elder move to this secluded place?"
"I don't remember."
The old man pondered for a moment and said, "I only remember that the world is in chaos and the people are dying. We were chased here by bad people. Young master, is it still chaotic outside?"
Qin Mu clapped his hands and exclaimed in admiration, "You guys are truly lucky! The outside world is even more chaotic than before. Fighting and killing every day, blood flowing like a river, it's still better here. It's quiet, life is rich, and there's no worries. Elder, it's better for your family to stay here and not go out."
The old woman smiled and said, "If we stay here for too long, we'll get bored. We still want to go out and walk around."
Qin Mu smiled and shook his head. "It's best not to go out. It's too chaotic outside, so I'm worried about the bodies of the two elders. If anything happens, it won't be worth it to die outside."
The expressions of the old woman and the old man changed slightly. The old woman raised her hand to pull out the hairpin on her head. The old man raised his hand to block her and shook his head silently. The old woman lowered her hand.
Qin Mu ignored him and said, "Eight trees, two more. May I ask where the other two elders are?"
The old man sighed and said, "I still can't hide it from young master. The other person is a cripple. He's been lying on the bed for almost ten years."
Qin Mu was moved and sighed. "Truth be told, I have learned medicine before and am quite proficient in the art of healing. I have always had a benevolent heart that could save the dying and heal the injured. May I ask where this paralyzed man is? Let me go and treat him, he might just be cured."
The old man got up shakily, and the woman came out from her room. She tidied up the tables and chairs, preparing to set the plates. When she saw them getting up, she couldn't help but ask angrily, "Dinner is about to start, where are you guys going again?"
"Young master is skilled in the art of healing, go and take a look at that paralyzed man."
The old man seemed to be afraid of her, and he hurriedly smiled apologetically. "The paralyzed man has been lying there for a long time, and I always let you take care of him. Maybe he will be cured by young master."
The woman asked suspiciously, "That paralyzed patient even needs me to take care of him for him to pee and shit, how can he be cured? Do you think this young master is a good person?"
"Just treat it as a last resort."
Qin Mu followed the two old men into the room and saw a young man sprawled out on the bed. He had no breath left and was already dead.
Qin Mu looked at this young man, and after a long time, he said slowly, "Lord of Heaven Capital, I've finally met you."
The old man and the old woman's expressions changed drastically, and they almost couldn't resist the urge to kill!
The old woman forced a smile. "Could young master recognize this cripple?"
"There aren't many people qualified to die at the hands of the master of Miluo Palace. The master of Tiandu is one of them."
Qin Mu carefully examined the injuries on the paralyzed man's body. Those were injuries caused by the primordial divine art. This primordial divine art was even more complicated and profound than the red rope knot Qin Mu had seen in the Ruins of End!
Only the master of Miluo Palace had such power!
Even though Eldest Young Master had received everything from the master of Miluo Palace, Qin Mu had seen his seal before. Even though it was exquisite, it didn't surpass Qin Mu's horizons.
The injuries on this young man's body had already surpassed Qin Mu's horizons. The only person who could leave such injuries was the master of Miro Palace.
Qin Mu had once used the perspective of the master of Tiandu to see the people who had achieved the Dao combining their powers to create heaven and earth. He had also seen the master of Miluo Palace killing the master of Tiandu, which was why he had such a judgment.
The old woman's performance confirmed his guess!
"The master of the Celestial Capital who opened up the seventh era of the universe, I didn't expect his corporeal body to be suppressed here after he died."
Qin Mu straightened his back and shook his head. "I can't treat his injuries. However, there's one person I can treat. My goal for this trip is to find this person. His name is Tai Yi. Does anyone recognize him?"
The old woman and the old man looked at each other and shook their heads.
At this moment, a woman's voice rang out, "The food is ready. Two old farts, hurry up and call young master to eat!"
On the dining table, Qin Mu sat down while the old man and the old woman accompanied him. The youth that was slaughtering the pigs sat on the opposite side while the woman continued to stir-fry the vegetables. The girl with the goat's horn squatted under the tree with a bowl and ate noisily, not serving the table.
"There's no good wine to entertain young masters from the city in the wilderness, please forgive me."
The old woman was very attentive and said, "Young master, eat!"
Qin Mu didn't move his chopsticks and looked around. "Out of the eight trees, only seven have come. What about the last one?"
The old man pretended to be deaf and mute, and the woman came forward with a basin of Pig Slaughtering Vegetables. She put down the basin and wiped her hands on her apron. She said with a simple and honest smile, "Where's the last one? Besides, there are only six people here, including the paralyzed ones. With young master, there should only be seven people, right? The young master from the city must have bad algebra!"
Qin Mu said with a smile, "If there aren't enough people, how can I eat?"
The old man opened his mouth and was about to say something when the pig slaughtering youth in front of Qin Mu suddenly flew into a rage. He pulled out his Pig Slaughtering Knife and stabbed it into the center of the dining table, his killing intent overflowing into the sky. He shouted sternly, "What's the point of saying all that? I can't hold it in anymore! Just raise the knife and kill this fellow!"
The dishes on the plate flew up, and pieces of pork and pig offal rose into the air, forming half a pig in the air. The pig's eyes were wide open.
The other half of the pig hanging at the village entrance sprinted over with two legs. The two halves of the pig merged together and shouted, "That's right! When have we ever been afraid? Who cares about the seventh young master of Miluo Palace, just chop him up!"
The girl that was running around the tree also stopped and looked at Qin Mu curiously.