Note: For the confused people like me, here’s a character guide.
Zhao Coffin Home
Wen Ke Xing was still under under the “Drunk Like a Dream” scent and heard a man rattle inside one of the coffins in the front porch. The Hanging Ghost popped out of a coffin and summoned all the zombies to life. Zhou Zi Shu defended himself while keeping Wen Ke Xing at bay.
Zhou Zi Shu punctured him with his sword and almost died defending himself from the zombies. Luckily, Wen Ke Xing woke up. Wen Ke Xing killed the Hanging Ghost and caught a metal container from him. He carried the weakened Ah Xu and flew out of the coffin home.
Forest near Sanbai Manor, WenZhou Date
Zhou Zi Shu seemed pissed. Wen Ke Xing apologized for being tricked. He swore he wasn’t pretending. Zhou Zi Shu said he could still walked even if he was poisoned. Wen Ke Xing told him to stop pretending to be tough. and there was anything to be embarrassed about to be carried by him. Zhou Zi Shu said he wasn’t pretending. They ended up laughing.
Zhou Zi Shu took an antidote for “Drug Men” gave another to Wen Ke Xing. Wen Ke Xing asked if he was from Healer Valley because he had so many antidotes. Zhou Zi Shu asked if he looked like someone who practiced medicine. Wen Ke Xing answered nope, you looked like a professional killer. He continued Zhou Zi Shu looked cruel when they met in the abandoned temple and that Zhou Zi Shu frightened him. a kindhearted man who can’t even kill a chicken. [Beggar Gang from Episode 4 says “Excuse me?!”] Wen Ke Xing insisted he was a good man. To shut Wen Ke Xing up, he eventually agreed that Wen Ke Xing was a kindhearted man and he, Zhou Xu, a killer. Is he happy now?
Upon seeing Zhou Zi Shu’s wound, Wen Ke Xing asked about the “Drug Men”. Zhou Zi Shu said he only read about them in a book. A gold needle can be used to control a person’s mind and feelings. A poison can strengthen his skin and bones. As a result, a living person can be turned to a powerful monster controlled by someone.
He asked Wen Ke Xing if he had a dagger. Wen Ke Xing pulled out one and asked if he was trying to clear his wound. He told Ah Xu that he can help and can even bite his arm if he’s afraid of the pain. Zhou Zi Shu grabbed the dagger, cut deeper on his wounds and sucked the poison out of it. But there was also a poison on his back soooo… since he couldn’t see that, this is what happened.
And once again, censorship went for away for tea break on this one. Thank you!
Wen Ke Xing sucked the poison out of Zhou Zi Shu’s back. Wen Ke Xing pointed out his observation. Ah Xu was good at disguising his face and neck but not his body. He proceeded to ask who Ah Xu was hiding from. Zhou Zi Shu replied he wanted to hide from Wen Ke Xing the most. Wen Ke Xing said Zhou Zi Shu cannot hide from him but if he wanted to hide from someone, he can save his effort. As long as Wen Ke Xing was by his side, even if his enemy was an immortal or a monster, he can.. Zhou Zi Shu interrupted and asked him if he can kill a god. Wen Ke Xing said he does not resort to violence. He would win them over by argument and reason.
Wen Ke Xing now pointed out that the are friends who had been through life and death together. He asked if Zhou Zi Shu could now show his real face. Zhou Zi Shu said trust should be mutual. Wen Ke Xing said that was his real face and even asked him to touch it. He said almost everyone who saw his real face died. Wen Ke Xing said he feared many things except death. He offered to take a look at Ah Xu’s injuries because it looked serious and Ah Xu might not be able to suppress them on his own but Zhou Zi Shu declined. He said he knew his injuries and it’s none of Wen Ke Xing’s business. Ah Xu walked away.
If you leave, alone in this wilderness, who should I go to?Wen Ke Xing being dramatic for the nth time
They had some sort of fight-slash-dance number-slash-foreplay by on the boats which led to Zhou Zi Shu falling in the water. When Zhou Zi Shu didn’t surface after awhile, Wen Ke Xing panicked and jumped in the lake which led to this. Wen Ke Xing was finally looking at the real face of the love of his life. [Zhang Zhehan you magnificent beast!] FUCKING FINALLY!!!! Wen Ke Xing could not stop staring but so does the entire fandom.
Wen Ke Xing asked for alcohol and heated it up using his power because there was nothing he could use to heat it up. I mean, there’s fire in front of them but sure that’s not useful for now. Zhou Zi Shu asked if Wen was really his surname. He said he didn’t lie. He insisted he’s a gentleman as warm and as gentle as jade. “Wen” means warm. It suited him well. Zhou Zi Shu didn’t buy it but said nothing.
Zhou Zi Shu eyed the small metal box Wen Ke Xing got from the Hanging Ghost. Wen Ke Xing said it must be the Soul Winding Box. Zhou Zi Shu said that man was not the Hanging Ghost. Wen Ke Xing asked if Ah Xu know a lot about the Ghost Valley. Ah Xu said no but the guy they fought was too young to be the Hanging Ghost. He sighed and wondered where the real Hanging Ghost could be.
Wen Ke Xing pointed out the treasure looked real. If the Hanging Ghost is really alive, why would his treasure end up in someone else’s possession? Ah Xu cut himself when trying to open the box. He turned to Wen Ke Xing and asked why did he kill the fake Hanging Ghost. They needed him to answer some questions. Wen Ke Xing responded with he makes mistakes because he’s worried about Ah Xu, didn’t he know?
In wild gay panic, Zhou Zi Shu changed the subject and said he’s hungry. He asked Wen Ke Xing to get him some food. Wen Ke Xing asked why couldn’t he get one himself. Zhou Zi Shu fake coughed his way out of that argument. Wen Ke Xing surrendered and obliged to get food. As he was walking away, he turned around and looked at Ah Xu quietly tinkering on the Soul Winding Box. He quietly said, “Zhou Zi Shu.. He is indeed Zhou Zi Shu.”
Wen Ke Xing seemed seemed so happy to have recognized him. My money is on childhood friend.
Zhao Coffin Home
Meanwhile, a Scorpion King played his lute and the zombies stood there like soldiers waiting for command. Changing Ghost walked into the main door and applauded the Scorpion King, leader of Scorpion. He thought Qin Song’s magic sound was the best in the world. The Long-Tongued Ghost was lucky to learn how to control the Drug Men from Scorpion King. This implied the ghost who impersonated the Hanging Ghost was actually the Long-Tongued Ghost. Changing Ghost said he really envied the Long-Tongued Ghost.
Scorpion King replied it’s OK, he’s already dead. Changing Ghost was surprised and then asked where’s the Soul Winding Box. Scorpion King was slighted and threw the question back. Changing Ghost said he got the Glazed Armor but he went back to Sanbai Manor to get rid of Ao Lai Zi’s body. He didn’t want to make any mistakes so he asked the Long-Tongued Ghost to bring the Glazed Armor in the Zhao Coffin Home. Since there were so many drug men, the place was filled with “Drunk Like a Dream” scent and Soul Winding Spell, there shouldn’t be any problem.
Scorpion King asked if Changing Ghost blamed him for his late arrival. Changing Ghost said no. Scorpion King didn’t expect someone could break through the obstacles and come in. Things just got interesting.
Forest near Sanbai Manor, WenZhou Date
Meanwhile, Zhou Zi Shu just opened the Soul Winding box and found a piece of Glazed Armor inside it. Zhou Zi Shu was examining it when Wen Ke XIng came back. Wen Ke Xing recognized it as the Glazed Armor. Zhou Zi Shu tossed the Glazed Armor to his direction. Wen Ke Xing scoffed at him exchanging such a valuable piece for two rabbits. Ah Xu said at least rabbits could feed his hunger. Wen Ke Xing asked again if he really didn’t want it. Zhou Zi Shu asked why would he keep such an unlucky thing. Wen Ke Xing laughed and said he thought Ah Zu seemed cold with a warm heart but he didn’t expect him to have a sharp tongue.
Zhou Zi Shu replied there were many things Wen Ke Xing didn’t know about him. Not only does he have a sharp tongue, he’s also ruthless. Wen Ke Xing should consider himself warned. To this, Wen Ke Xing asked Ah Xu if he was worried Wen Ke Xing would get in trouble. Zhou Zi Shu said Wen Ke Xing was already in trouble, why should he be afriad of the Glazed Armor? If he didn’t like it, he could throw it away. Wen Ke Xing said there’s no way he would throw the first gift Ah Xu gave him. He’d get a string and tie it on his body and appreciate it everyday.
On a serious note, he asked what was Zhou Zi Shu’s thoughts on the owner. Could it be Cheng Ling’s or Zhao Jing’s? Zhou Zi Shu’s bet was definitely not on Cheng Ling’s. Otherwise, they wouldn’t have tried to abduct him. Wen Ke Xing suspected Ao Lai Zi and Shen Shen earlier but Ao Lai Zi’s corpse hung in front of Sanbai Manor. It meant it couldn’t possibly be Ao Lai Zi. Zhou Zi Shu concluded the Ghost Valley provoked him. When Lu Tai Chong died, he handed over everything to Ao Lai Zi and not his Five Lakes Alliance brothers. It was an embarrassment for the Five Lakes Alliance. The Ghost Valley purposely dirtied the Five Lakes Alliance with the blood of Mount Tai Sect to provoke rumors.
Sanbai Manor, Cheng Ling’s not-so peaceful breakfast
The next morning, Zhao Jing and Shen Shen greeted Cheng Ling while having breakfast. Cheng Ling had no appetite to eat. Shen Shen noticed Cheng Ling’s eyes were swollen. There were so many things to cry about, for sure. Zhao Jing told him Wen Ke Xing and Zhou Zi Shu left without a word the night before.
He asked if he these men were his father’s friends. Cheng Ling said he didn’t know. Shen Shen asked why did he follow them and interrogated him about the Mirror Lake Manor clan wipe-out night. Cheng Ling claimed he didn’t remember. Shen Shen justified they were his father’s brothers. Cheng Ling lied and said he was frightened that day. When he woke up, he was beside Zhou Zi Shu and Wen Ke Xing. He didn’t remember what happened next.
Me to Cheng Ling:
Zhao Jing consoled Shen Shen but he won’t shut the fuck up. Shen Shen threw a fit and some things and continued his barrage on interrogation about how his father died along with the 300 members of Mirror Lake Sect. Cheng Ling’s eyes were watery. Zhao Jing told him that’s no way to talk to a child. He turned to Cheng Ling and apologized on Shen Shen’s behalf. Zhao Jing promised to take revenge on whoever killed his family, to take care of him and treat him like his son.
Shen Shen was in a panicked state. Three of five pieces of Glazed Armor were missing and Cheng Ling said he was obviously… Zhao Jing interrupted him and defended Cheng Ling. He said when they arrive at Yueyang, they’ll let Gao Chong decide. Zhao Jing quickly turned to Cheng Ling to reassure him he’s there for him.
Sanbai Manor, politicians stand-up meeting
Yu Qiu Feng and Mu Si Yuan, Lord of Broken Sword Manor greeted Zhao Jing and Shen Shen. He asked about Zhao Jing’s departure to Yueyang on the very same day. Zhao Jing confirmed this. He said he knew were still some time before the Heroes Conference but he would like to go earlier to see if he can help. Plus, Gao Chong missed Cheng Ling, too. If Yu Qiu Feng had no other plans, Zhao Jing invited him to join them. Mu Si Yuan said it’s fine.
Zhao Jing asked where’s Tian Jie. Yu Qiu Feng claimed Tian Jie was looking for He Rui Cai who was missing for a few days. Zhao Jing warned that a lot of things were happening lately. It’d be best if he restrained his pupils from going out frequently. Shen Shen argued and said stop boosting morale while undermining courage. Evil ghosts only hide in the dark and harm people with their base tricks. And again, he swore to suppress whoever dares to come out and cause trouble. Empty promises. *slow clap*
Zhao Jing told him off and said the martial arts world was peaceful for a long time. He added, “Since when did people get anxious?” Yeah… it’s not like Mirror Lake Sect was wiped out in one night and Ao Lai Zi’s corpse hung outside Sanbai manor. Zhao Jing hoped Gao Chong can lead all the heroes to suppress the Ghost Valley to make the world peaceful again.
Zhao Coffin Home, WenZhou Date
Zhou Zi Shu and Wen Ke Xing with no luggage whatsoever appeared fresh and well rested with new set of clothes… in the middle of the forest. How about that? Anyway, Wen Ke Xing and Zhou Zi Shu returned to Zhao Coffin Home and it was clean. Wen Ke Xing asked if yesterday was just a dream. Zhou Zi Shu said it’s only been a few hours can’t be done by normal people.
Forest next to Sanbai Manor, WenZhou Date
Wen Ke Xing asked what was the strange scent last night. Ah Xu ignored him and continued walking. His eyes roamed the forest as if he was looking for something. He looked up at a tree and asked if it was where the corpse hung by the Soul Winding Thread last night. Wen Ke Xing recognized it and said it was where the cured meat hung last night.
He continued to pester Ah Xu about the name of the scent. Ah Xu gave up and said “Drunk Like a Dream”. Wen Ke Xing asked why did he have the antidote. Zhou Zi Shu ignored him, walked towards a bamboo tree and continued to survey the cuts left by the Soul Winding Thread. He wondered why “Drunk Like A Dream” appeared in Hu and if Window of Heaven worked with the Ghost Valley.
Wen ke Xing asked why was he being ignored. Since he had the antidote, he should know the origins, too. He wanted to get two boxes of it. Zhou Zi Shu disagreed. Wen Ke Xing said he’ll pay a good price for it. Zhou Zi Shu shot him a look and explained how “Drunk Like a Dream” worked. The scent would give the illusion to let people see what they desire most. Since Wen Ke Xing kept calling a name last night, Zhou Zi Shu asked what did he see. Wen Ke Xing paused for a minute and said he thought Ah Xu was a decent man and it was too obtrusive for him such a private matter.
Zhou Zi Shu quietly tried to piece some information together. Wen Ke Xing knew a lot about Four Seasons Manor and is very mysterious. He was sure Wen Ke Xing had a relationship with his Sect but couldn’t figure out what it was.
Wen Ke Xing decided to tell him, anyway. When he was young, he threw a dead rat on his mother’s bed. She found it and chased him across three streets. Zhou Zi Shu looked pissed and walked away. Wen Ke Xing said he joked around because he didn’t want to lie.
Zhou Zi Shu explained Drunk Like a Dream. The main ingredient to the scent was an herb called Nepenthes. Once a man took a little of it, he would sleep for six to seven days and have a good dream. The fuel used in the coffin home was the same but much stronger than the one Zhou Zi Shu developed. So, people would see illusions. Drunk Like a Dream came from an ancient recipe. Zhou Zi Shu turned it into an incense to improve ones sleep. Since ancient times, Nepenthes were non-existent in the Central Plain. Zhou Zi Shu was unsure where the scent in coffin home it came from.
Drunk Like a Dream was a good name, Wen Ke Xing praised. Wen Ke Xing said these lines while walking towards Zhou ZI Shu. The world is dangerous and men can be evil. What is there that makes you stay awake? What’s wrong with staying in a dream? Zhou ZI Shu said keep dreaming then, rolled his eyes and walk away. Wen Ke Xing chased after him.
Guard Gen arrived at Sanbai Manor and asked for Zhao Jing. An official from the Northwest in the carriage came out and introduced himself. The Sanbai Manor guard informed them that Zhao Jing and Shen Shen departed to Yueyang. Five Lakes Alliance would be holding a Heroes Conference in Mount Jun in mid-July to discuss the war about the Ghost Valley. The man asked if Cheng Ling followed suit.
Wen Ke Xing and Zhou Zi Shu watched from the distance. Zhou Zi Shu recognized him as Han Ying. It seemed like Window of Heaven was involved in Glazed Armor matter, too. Wen Ke Xing found the Heroes Conference to be interesting. Zhou Zi Shu walked away and Wen Ke Xing naturally followed him and asked why was he hiding. He asked if Ah Xu was a fugitive. Zhou Zi Shu said he committed murder and set people on fire. He’s committed many, many crimes. Philantrophist Wen should stay away from him.
Wen Ke Xing brought up the Heroes Conference again and said it would be an interesting drama. Zhou Zi Shu asked if Wen Ke Xing’s following him there to kill people or set the fire? Zhou Zi Shu observed Wen Ke Xing’s face intently. He never rolled his eyes whatsoever. Wen Ke Xing laughed and said of course they’re going to enjoy the drama. What in the world would be more interesting than drama? He explained it’s a drama about a dogfight. They had to go even if it’s faraway. Heroes Conference is a group of barking dogs. Five Lakes Alliance was eager to take control of Cheng Ling. A lonely chick with no one to rely on. Cheng Ling would be surrounded by hounds smarter than foxes. Wen Ke Xing bid farewell to Zhou Zi Shu. He said he’d look for Ah Xiang to settle something. He’ll follow Ah Xu as soon as he could.
Forest, Tai Lake Sect Travelling Pack
Zhao Jing and Shen Shen travelled together with Cheng Ling. Zhou Zi Shu caught up to them. He hid behind the shadows and kept an eye on
his adopted son Cheng Ling.
Somewhere in the city
Meanwhile, Wen Ke Xing went inside a jeweler’s store and asked shopkeeper to make 30 replicas of the Glazed Armor from the Soul Winding Box. Naturally, Philantrophist Wen threatened to burn the shop if he doesn’t get his order in three days.
Three days later, Ah Xiang were playing with Yun Cai and Hong Lu, the two ladies she rescued from Lovelace. They said they miss Wen Ke Xing. Wen Ke Xing waltzed in the front door and the girls happily sat around him. Wen Ke Xing told Ah Xiang to give the ladies money and send them back home. The two ladies said they’d happily serve them instead. If they go back to the normal world, they’d just be sold back to brothels. Ah Xiang added they were orphans and had no one to rely on. Wen Ke Xing agreed and told Ah Xiang that these girls were her responsibility. Ah Xiang was happy. They already had this conversation in episode 4.
Wen Ke Xing gave Ah Xiang two tasks. First task needs to be done as soon as possible. Second task needs to be carefully planned. The tasks were not disclosed.