Xu Hui heard the movement of approaching feet, as she struggled to get up, only to land back on the ground by a kick from the unknown assailant. Although wincing in pain, Xu Hui was determined to stand up again. Her movement was stopped on hearing a familiar voice.
"Sister Xu, kindly remain where you are, you don't want to be sliced to tiny pieces."
The voice sounded gentle, but there was nothing tender in the way he acted, Xu Hui was still trying to overcome the shock she felt. With mouth trembling, she chose to address her sect brother.
"Brother Feng! Why are you doing this?! What crime did I commit?!.... for you to treat me this way?!"
What followed her inquiry was a forced hard laugh, which went on for quite some time. As though wiping at some invincible tears from his eyes, Feng Yueming answered, "You really are such a fool! I did everything I could to make you notice me, but in your heart, I am only just a brother to you and nothing more! Now that I am to be paired with another sect leader's daughter, do you think I will allow your very existence to keep tormenting me?!"
On the ground, Xu Hui was slowly bleeding to death, coughing up blood, the weapons that was used on her was draining her qi, there was nothing she could do as the arrow had pierced her heart. Her eyes were beginning to blur from tears. She could not believe what she was hearing.
Did she even know this person? Or had a demon possessed his body?! Yes, she did see him as her brother, but did that give him the right to harm her this way?!
Wanting to clear the evidence of what he did, Feng Yueming forcefully pulled out the arrow from her back, causing blood to gush out from the piercing. Bending on his knees, he took the string that was on her neck. Attaching it back to the blue zither from which it came from, this was his special technique.
The mark made by the string was slowly closing, as a smug smile appeared on his face, as he rose up after examining that there was nothing left that would tie him to her death.
"Sister Xu, I bid you farewell."
With a slight bow, Xu Hui watched the sect brother that had gone through training together with her, walk away, leaving her in a pool of blood.
"One day I shall return.... and when I find you...."
She could not finish her last words, as it ended in her violently coughing out blood before the last breath left her body.
In a shroud of invisibility Feng Yueming watched as the last breath left the cold body of Xu Hui, his lifeless eyes took in one last look at the woman he once had affection towards. That night marked the day that Feng Yueming began his quest for power to become one of the most powerful immortals in the nine heavens, he later became known as Chen Yueming.