𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟏: 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐑𝐞𝐝 𝐃𝐮𝐝𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐤𝐲
Shining Star Continent, Yuxiao City.
“Isn’t that Jiang Chu of the Jiang Family? I haven’t seen her for a long time since that incident. . . . . .”
“Yeah, it’s really pitiful.”
“She was originally ugly, but her martial arts talent made people look at her with respect. Now she has lost even her martial skills, I’m afraid the academy might not want her anymore. . . . . .”
“Fortune and misfortune are all part of fate.”
Jiang Chu was walking on the street, listening to the people’s endless discussions about her.
The Jiang Family was very famous on this street, and so was Jiang Chu. People who saw her couldn’t help but shake their heads, feeling regretful.
Jiang Chu’s expression remained unchanged, she just walked and looked around.
This world resembled her previous life but was also different.
The seemingly similar clothing and buildings gave Jiang Chu a sense of familiarity, but she clearly knew that this was the Shining Star Continent, not the Mysterious Realm Continent where she had been in her previous life.
Both worlds revered martial arts and had unique professional skills such as refining tools, alchemy, talismans, beast taming. . . . . .and even divination.
However, the difference was that the divination in the Mysterious Realm Continent was more prevalent and developed, but here it seemed ordinary. Although there were Divination Masters, they were far inferior to martial artists and not as good as tool masters, alchemists, and talisman masters, even lagging behind beast masters.
Almost as disregarded as the poison masters, divination was at the bottom of the professions.
Jiang Chu sighed silently.
This was her second day here.
Little did anyone know, she had found a unique divination material. By processing its juice and applying it to her divination stick, she could make a small improvement in her divination skills. This small step was a significant breakthrough for her, who had already reached the peak of divination.
Once she obtained it, she would undoubtedly surpass those old men who looked down on her, this “young girl.”
Those stubborn old men always looked down on her self-taught divination, considering her unorthodox. Even though they were on equal terms in terms of ability, they never took her seriously, forming their small group and leaving her out.
Who wants to play with them!
As long as she got the Spirit Boosting Grass, her abilities would surpass theirs, and she wouldn’t believe that they could continue to look down on her.
But who knew that after going through all the hardships to enter the cave and seeing the Spirit Boosting Grass, she felt a void under her foot, everything went black—
When she opened her eyes again, she was in this strange Shining Star Continent, becoming the talented yet ruined Jiang Chu.
Lost in thought, suddenly, Jiang Chu saw a flash of green light falling to the ground in front of her.
Jiang Chu came to her senses and looked down, almost dropping her eyeballs—
What is this?!
On the ground lay a pinkish-red object with a thin strap at the top and one on either side. It was silk, embroidered with a red lotus. . . . . .
Jiang Chu: ???
Whose dudou fell off!
And it’s glowing green!
Jiang Chu looked around in astonishment but found no one stopped, and strangely enough, everyone seemed not to see it, even though it emitted a weird green glow.
𝐓𝐋: 𝐃𝐮𝐝𝐨𝐮: 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐰𝐞𝐚𝐫
Jiang Chu saw a big man walking past it, almost stepping on it, yet he acted as if he hadn’t seen it at all, continuing to walk farther away.
In Jiang Chu’s mind, two big words emerged—
There was common knowledge—
A dudou is an intimate garment for women.
Women wear underwear first, then the inner garment, and then the outer garment.
With several layers, it seemed impossible for a dudou to fall off unintentionally while walking on the street.
And besides. . . . . .
Jiang Chu glanced around, and within a radius of ten feet from her and the dudou, there were no other women.
Only rough men.
Could it be. . . . . .
She caught her breath.
A dudou paired with a burly man, what a kinky thought!
However, this dudou didn’t look like a size a burly man could wear.
Jiang Chu scratched her head, standing in place for a while, still noticing that no one looked at the dudou, but many gave her strange looks—
Anyone standing motionless in the middle of the road for a long time would be looked at askance by passersby.
Jiang Chu looked down at the red dudou again.
A dudou, a wicked thing.
Glowing green, even more, a wicked thing.
Jiang Chu stumbled upon an evil affair, and while she was taken aback, she was also a little curious. She looked around and, noticing that no one was watching her at the moment, bent down to pick up the dudou.
Strangely enough, the dudou, which had been emitting a brilliant green light, retracted its glow the instant she touched it, and the green light vanished immediately.
At the same time, a thought surged into Jiang Chu’s mind, causing her to pause as she held the dudou—―
Summer Sun City, a woman who had lost her daughter was kneeling on the ground, weeping in pain, pleading to the heavens and earth, nearly fainting!
Jiang Chu’s face showed astonishment, digesting this unexpected thought that had entered her mind, forgetting that she was standing in the middle of the street.
When she came to her senses, straightening up with the dudou in hand, she was shocked—―
People all around were staring at her in surprise, and. . . . . .the dudou cover in her hand.
Jiang Chu: . . . . . .
Jiang Chu’s leisurely outing was abruptly halted, and she slunk back to the Jiang residence amidst pointing fingers and whispered comments.
“She’s really shocked, her mind’s not right, actually taking off her dudou in the street!”
“To be so shameless in broad daylight, sigh. . . . . .”
“The Miss of the Jiang Family is done for; she’ll likely become an old maid who can’t get married.”
“What a pity, a former genius, now going mad in the street.”
Jiang Chu: You’re the one who’s gone mad; your whole family’s gone mad.
This really isn’t my dudou!
But the more she explained, the worse it got. She couldn’t possibly take off her own dudou in public to prove that the one in her hand wasn’t hers.
Oh well, rumors are stopped by the wise.
Don’t believe in rumors, don’t spread rumors.
At the Jiang residence, her personal maid Hua Lan placed a few half-open plum blossoms in a pure white porcelain vase in Jiang Chu’s room, hoping to lighten her mistress’s gloomy mood and bring a smile to her face.
Thinking of how her mistress had changed over the past month, Hua Lan sighed with a touch of sorrow.
Miss Jiang Chu was a well-known martial arts genius in Yuxiao City, dazzling everyone with her brilliance. She broke Yuxiao Academy’s age record for accepting students and was admired by all the students.
But such a genius, just a month ago, suffered from a reversal of her qi and blood due to a new martial arts practice, losing all her martial arts skills, damaging her dantian, and becoming unable to practice martial arts ever again.