Chapter 9: Peculiar Body Transformation
As the stiffness grew more intense, Yi Yun’s limbs became immobile as he felt the numbness spread to his abdomen and his head. He was unable to speak, hear or see properly.
He only felt his face getting wet with tears, Jiang Xiaorou’s tears.
She was shouting with all her life, but Yi Yun could only vaguely see her mouth move. The voices were stretched and unclear!
Yi Yun couldn’t take this lying down. With all his determination, he managed to move his stiff tongue to say, “Lian… Lian Chengyu…”
Although Yi Yun’s voice was not clear, Jiang Xiaorou was able to decipher it, “Lian Chengyu? Lian Chengyu harmed you?”
Yi Yun was already completely unable to speak. He felt a cold corpse-like stiffness spreading towards his heart.
If his heart were to stiffen and stop beating, then his life would be over!
Yi Yun felt like a fish left out to dry; neither could he move nor could he breathe. All he could do was wait for death. Unexpectedly, just as the stiffness spread to his heart, he sensed a cold feeling starting to develop.
This cold feeling was exquisite and familiar. It was like pure spring water cleansing his body!
The Purple Crystal! Yi Yun rejoiced! It was the feeling from the purple crystal. In the worst of times, he would always feel the Purple Crystal!
The stiffness had already permeated throughout his body, but when it reached his heart it met its nemesis. He had always kept the purple crystal close to his heart inside his clothes.
Just as the purple crystal activated, Yi Yun felt a small whirlpool in his heart.
The tiny eddies may not amount to anything, but… “Swish!”
A light sound rang. Without struggle or suspense, Yi Yun felt his body go light; the purple crystal had absorbed all of the energy permeating inside his meridians. The stiffness in his body had disappeared.
Yi Yun knew he had now completely recovered. He moved his four limbs and realized nothing was amiss. He was only covered in sweat due to his nervousness.
Completely fine already? Yi Yun could not believe it. He was fine again in less than a second once the purple crystal activated!
The purple crystal by Yi Yun’s heart made him speechless. What exactly was this purple crystal?
“Yun’er, how are you? Don’t scare Sis like this!” Jiang Xiaorou saw the originally stiff and immobile body of Yi Yun moving again, but there was a silly look on his face. She was extremely worried.
“I’m fine, Sis Xiaorou. I’m… completely fine…” Yi Yun said just as he felt something amiss. As he finished his last word, he felt something brew in his stomach.
“Eugh!” Without warning, extreme nausea overwhelmed Yi Yun, making him vomit.
Previously, Yi Yun only vomited gastric juices as his stomach was empty, but this time, it was different. He had vomited out black blood clots which held a rancid smell!
This horrified Jiang Xiaorou. In this strange world, vomiting was equivalent to declaring a death sentence.
Yi Yun kept vomiting without stop. Besides vomiting he also perspired out smelly, sticky sweat, it resembled black mud.
Seeing Yi Yun break out into sweat and vomiting, Jiang Xiaorou was unfazed by the stench that filled the house and scrambled to wipe Yi Yun’s mouth and pat his back.
“Yun’er, Yun’er, don’t scare Sis. What happened to you? What happened?” Jiang Xiaorou’s voice trembled as she spoke.
Yi Yun did not have a chance to respond until he finished vomiting out all the black blood. But weirdly enough, he didn’t feel weakened afterwards. Instead, he felt even better. Besides having an empty stomach and being extremely hungry, he felt like he was rejuvenated.
Yi Yun felt like he could eat an entire roasted lamb and pig if they were placed in front of him.
“Sis, I’m fine. I’m just hungry, and… I need a bath.”
The sticky sweat had adhered to his body like a sticky mud shell, it was indescribably uncomfortable.
“Yun’er, you are hungry?” Hearing Yi Yun’s words, Jiang Xiaorou was delighted. Since ancient times, a measure of healthiness was the ability to eat.
No matter if it was the saying, “Lian Bo is old, is his appetite the same as before?” or Zhuge Liang’s goal to deter the enemy by pretending to eat a lot, both made the point that appetite was a mark of health.
This criterion was worthy of being taken as a reference.
Jiang Xiaorou wiped her tears and rushed to prepare food. While boiling the grain porridge, she also prepared Yi Yun’s bath water and cleaned up Yi Yun’s vomit.
Yi Yun comfortably took a bath. He had never felt better.
The strange thing was that after his bath, Yi Yun felt like his eyesight had become even better. He could clearly see the water droplets on trees about eight meters away.
Yi Yun was slightly stunned, but before he could think more about it, he heard Jiang Xiaorou shout, “The porridge is ready, Yun’er, come have your meal!”
“Alright!” Yi Yun could also smell the aroma of the grain porridge.
Weirdly, the grain porridge Yi Yun had trouble swallowing in the past now tasted sweet and delicious.
Yi Yun finished two big bowls of grain porridge, he even felt like the porridge got digested the moment it entered his stomach. He was still hungry after finishing these two bowls of grain porridge, but he now felt more rejuvenated and energetic.
“Yun’er, are you feeling better?” Next to Yi Yun, Jiang Xiaorou was watching him without eating. She had gained hope that maybe, Yun’er was actually better!
Jiang Xiaorou may not be a doctor, but she knew that treatment was about ventilating the blood vessels.
Thinking carefully, Yi Yun vomiting blood may have been a horrible scene, but he didn’t vomit fresh blood but black blood.
That might have been the congested blood in Yi Yun’s stomach. It might have been a good thing that he vomited the congested blood.
Also, the layer of sweat on Yi Yun’s body was very dirty. Vomiting congested blood and dirty sweat, was this a blessing in disguise for Yun’er?
“Sis, I am fine. Actually, I have never felt any better…” Before Yi Yun could finish his sentence, he felt a soft body embracing him
“It’s great you are fine. You scared Sis…” Jiang Xiaorou softly said. In this wilderness, rife with killings, abuse and death, this brother-sister duo only had each other as kin.
She tightly hugged Yi Yun, afraid that the moment she released him, she would lose him again.
After hugging him for a long time, Jiang Xiaorou wiped her tears away and carefully examined Yi Yun. After she was satisfied with him looking alright, she said, “You previously mentioned Lian Chengyu’s name. Was Lian Chengyu the one who harmed you?”
Yi Yun hesitated for a while before nodding his head, “Sis Xiaorou, I think Lian Chengyu has the hots for you!”
Yi Yun’s words made Jiang Xiaorou blush. “You are still a child, don’t speak nonsense.”
It was indeed weird for a twelve-year-old to say such words.
“Lian Chengyu, he’s too evil!” Jiang Xiaorou said while gnashing her teeth. She resented that Lian Chengyu had harmed her brother, but she was powerless against him for he was too strong. He had control over the entire warrior preparation camp.
“Peng!” Suddenly there was a loud sound. Jiang Xiaorou jumped while turning around and saw the yard door kicked open. A burly man had burst in…