The last time Ji Mo Ya entered the Blood Moon Hidden Realm, he did not reach the Metal Layer. He did not even find the entrance of the Metal Layer.
Huan Qing Yan shook her head, “I don’t know what happened. This place seems familiar, but it could be an illusion.”
“What happened to you just now?” Ji Mo Ya asked
He thought she had encountered something that would help them, but then he saw her pained expression.
“I don’t know, I remembered some things. I feel like I’ve been here before, but it could just be an illusion…” Huan Qing Yan was confused, she had never entered Blood Moon Hidden Realm before, so how could she have been here before? It must be an illusion.
Ji Mo Ya thought for a while, “Maybe you were feeling tense. We’ve spent at least a year or more going through nine floors. Our brains have been working hard so you must be feeling burned out. Just take a rest and follow me, I’ll lead.”
Huan Qing Yan nodded her head, “Okay.”
The two of them walked to the center of the golden platform and saw a few boxes.
The boxes were golden, shiny and covered in detailed craftsmanship.
Ji Mo Ya tried to open a box using his Cosmos Brush, but it did not work. On a closer look, he realized that the dense lines on the box were actually several locks.
Huan Qing Yan saw the complex-looking boxes and asked, “There are so many locks. How do we open them?”
Ji Mo Ya remained calm and studied the box, “It is a Nine Chain Linked Dragon Box. It will take quite a bit of effort to open it.”
Huan Qing Yan looked at the locks and counted eighty-one in total.
Nine small chains connect to form a big chain, and there were nine big chains…
Even counting the locks was complicated enough, and each lock had to be opened in the right way before they could unlock the box.
Ji Mo Ya focused on unlocking the box.
Huan Qing Yan saw that there were two other boxes beside with fewer locks. They looked simpler than the one Ji Mo Ya was working on, so she tried to unlock one to see what treasures were kept inside.
Alas, the complicated locks unlocked by themselves the moment she put her hand on the box.
Without her spending any spirit energy or effort.
She was curious. What was happening? Were all the locks on this box not working?
Ji Mo Ya, who was standing beside, had also noticed it; he looked at her with a strange gaze.
“Try opening mine.” He was halfway through the process of unlocking the box.
She placed her hand on the box, and the remaining locks started unlocking one by one…
Ji Mo Ya was astonished. “So you have been here before? But you grew up in Hanging Cloud Empire Huan Estate before you entered Surging Wave Academia, and there was no record of you ever leaving the Hanging Cloud Empire as well. So if you did come here before, it had to be when you were still an infant, before your foster father adopted you…”
“Earlier I saw in my memory, the scene of a baby falling from a high place…”
“Falling from a high place? What else?” Ji Mo Ya asked thoughtfully.
“Endless darkness… Someone hugging me, I think it was a woman… Someone attacked me… I don’t remember.” Huan Qing Yan felt her head aching when she tried to recall.
Ji Mo Ya hugged her and caressed her face, “It’s fine, let’s just look at what’s inside the box. Go ahead and open it.”
There was something unusual with the Metal Layer. It was as if it had been waiting for them.
These boxes recognize Huan Qing Yan, so it should be safe for her to open them.