Chapter 8: Unfortunate accident
Gu Qing Shan walks in the empty alleyway, silently thinking about what happened today.
With Nie Yun’s reaction like that, the case of Zhang Ye was definitely not something he planned.
Maybe it really was like Nie Yun said, because I’m too close with Su Xue Er so the nobles who likes Su Xue Er all want me dead.
Right now is nearing graduation, so a few cruel and crafty of those nobles already want to deal with me for good.
These people all make me sick, if you have the ability, then go and court her like a real man, what’s the use dealing with a poor student like myself?
Gu Qing Shan silently diss them in his mind, a little bit afterwards, his thoughts start to wander.
Time left until the game officially open is about a year from now, this time period is humanity’s last year of peace.
An entire year, enough time for me to build a foothold for myself in the other world.
Regarding the time he spends in Reality like this, Gu Qing Shan thought for a little bit, finally deciding that he wants to take the university exams and enter his ideal university.
This is a wish that up until the end he couldn’t fulfil in his past life.
A university will not only have great environment and facilities, their management of student is also looser compared to high school, so he can take the time to learn what he likes, as well as making preparations to fight the Apocalypse.
Which university though?
When I get back I should take a look at all the university available this year then.
While lost in thought, Gu Qing Shan suddenly noticed in front of him, a group of 5-6 drunken young men walking in the opposite direction.
These men have tattoos all over their bodies, hair dyed a bright blonde color, staggering under the dim streetlights.
This street by itself doesn’t have much space to walk, the way they’re walking shoulder to shoulder like that really leave no more room for anyone else.
Gu Qing Shan squints, deciding to stand aside for them to walk past.
When they crossed each other, not knowing if it was accidental or on purpose, one of the blondes staggered towards Gu Qing Shan.
As a cultivator, as well as having more than ten years of experience killing and struggling on the battlefield, of course he wouldn’t let a normal person hit him. Just a slight shift of his body and the man misses.
The blonde man staggered for a bit before standing straight up.
The fuck, how did he dodge that? The blond man immediately shouts: “You brat, you dare to hit me? Brothers, show him who’s boss!”
Right as he said that, their looks of drunkenness immediately disappeared.
“Let’s do this!”
The group shouts, each taking out their knives and rush forward.
“So that’s what it is”, seeing that, Gu Qing Shan immediately understood.
These people are clearly here for him.
If it was just drunk fighting, they wouldn’t pull out knives that quickly.
Even if one person drinks too much and can’t think straight, doesn’t mean all of them are like that at the same time.
These men all act really quickly, only taking a single breath for the first person to get close, knife aimed straight at Gu Qing Shan’s heart.
The plunge is as quick as it is deadly, if that connects he’ll really die in one hit.
So they were professional!
Gu Qing Shan only took a single moment to think, his body quickly step in pass the knife, moving straight into the man’s chest.
With an open palm, he strikes the man in his chest.
The man flew backwards, straight into the people behind.
The thugs almost seemed like they got hit by a raging bull, letting out an ear-rending scream, rolling on the floor moaning nonstop.
Especially the one that got hit and flew away, his chest already sank in, no longer breathing.
Gu Qing Shan seeing that was a bit shocked, then reminded himself: “I forgot, it’s not the Apocalypse yet”
The only man still standing suppresses the chill inside his body, shouting seriously: “Use fire!”
Only needing a single palm strike to kill a martial artist on our side, as well as knocking the rest of them down like that, just how much strength does that take?
Don’t kid with me, the weakest my comrades here is still a 1 or 2-star martial artist, yet they all got knocked down just like that.
They don’t even have the strength to get back up.
This is a real monster!
What’s even scarier, is that they couldn’t even see how he moved.
This level of strength, he has to be at least a 7-star martial artist.
Possibly even a Martial Master that broke through the 9-star shackles.
He doesn’t know that Gu Qing Shan only temporarily forgot to hold back and used spirit energy on his palms.
A qi training stage 2 cultivator, without using spirit energy, their body strength is about equal to a 4-star martial artist.
But if they do use spirit energy then that’s a different story, their destructive force is increased by quite a few times.
The faces of these thugs immediately changed, rushing to take out their guns, wanting to quickly deal with this scary martial artist.
They originally only wanted to stage a drunken fight scene that resulted in an accidental death, that way no one would be able to find out anything.
Who knew that a normal unassuming student would be so strong!
Under such circumstances, they can only ignore the original plan, kill him first then think later.
They acted fast, but Gu Qing Shan was faster.
A military bow suddenly appeared in Gu Qing Shan’s hands.
The same military bow he brought from the game!
“Since you wanted to kill me, all of you can just die”
Gu Qing Shan’s hands moved so fast they left afterimages, fired six shots in a blink of the eye.
Pssh pssh pssh pssh pssh!
Five people’s heads exploded almost at the same time.
Only the last man standing from before, got his hands hit by the arrow, dropped his gun on the floor, shivering, struggling to stand straight.
Feeling killing intent so strong it almost felt solid, the man hurriedly drops to the ground, begging for mercy: “Spare me, spare me, I admit defeat, please spare me, if I can do anything to save my pathetic life I’ll do it!”
Gu Qing Shan asks: “Who sent you?”
Hearing that, the thug’s sights darted around the headless bodies scattered about, inside his mind full of fright and anger.
Fright, because he’s facing a person as cruel as this, killing everyone on their side without any hesitation; anger, because the people who hired them were so horribly misinformed, or even purposely did this to send low-level assassins like them to death.
No matter which case it is, he decided not to let those people get away so easily.
Thinking that, he shakenly answers: “The person who hired us is Nie family, Xiong Hu”
“Very good, I like honest people”
Gu Qing Shan slowly walked forward, retrieving the arrows he shot.
These arrows specially made for war usage can handle spirit energy insertion, having to use them on normal people is a bit of a waste.
If not for the fact that Gu Qing Shan’s cultivation is still too low, qi training stage 2 not being able to block bullets, he wouldn’t have used these bow and arrows.
It’s very clear, Nie Yun was the one who did this.
However, Nie family is also a big Noble family in Chang Ning district, many strong people work for them, not only Martial Masters, but also Supernaturalist and God’s Chosen as well.
“Nie Yun… with his the way he does things, he definitely wouldn’t give up here”
Gu Qing Shan recalls how he is from memory and mumble to himself.
Having a person like this determined to kill him, this won’t be easy.
Gu Qing Shan stuffed the dead bodies into his inventory bag while scanning the surroundings with his Inner Sight
The inventory bag can hold anything that isn’t a living being, a common tool among cultivators for ease of bringing supplies and equipment, now conveniently acts as a way for him to get rid of evidence of the crime scene.
The next time Gu Qing Shan goes to the other world, he can just chuck these bodies down the dead pit and no one will ever be able to find out they ever existed in the first place.
-Inner Sight: this actually have many names across different novels, as well as having different effects, in this case it refers to the ability to spread his perception away from his own body to look at things from afar, you can think of it as a built-in scanner, or something similar to Byakugan from Naruto, the ability to have perfect vision of everything 360 degrees around one’s own body.