Guo DaLu’s mouth gaped so wide his chin almost fell off and said: “What......what did you say?”.
Yan Qi: “I said Ma Yi.”.
Guo DaLu: “Ma Yi?......”.
He suddenly laughed until he was bent over and panted for breath: “If you’re even afraid of an ant, you must be very couragous.”.
Yan Qi sighed and shook his head: “Looks like you’ve never mingled in the martial world, you unexpectedly don’t even know what ‘Ma Yi’ is.”.
Guo DaLu: “Since I was three, I’ve known what an ant was.”.
Yan Qi: “What is it?”.
Guo DaLu: “It is very, very tiny. An insect that crawls all over the ground. Wang Dong’s bed has quite a few, I can catch some for you to look at any time.”.
Yan Qi: “I’m not talking about that kind of Ma Yi, I’m talking about a person.”.
Guo DaLu paused: “A person? An ant is a person?”.
Yan Qi: “It’s four people. These four people are the Ant Lords, they also have many ‘ants’ under their command.”.
Guo DaLu: “Oh?”.
Yan Qi: “These four people, one is called Golden Ant, one is called Silver Ant, one is called Red Ant, one is called White Ant.”.
Guo DaLu couldn’t help laughing: “If theres already a red ant and a white ant, then there really needs to be a black ant.”.
Yan Qi: “There used to be one, but now he’s already dead.”.
Guo DaLu blinked his eyes and said: “Since they’re obviously men, why are they called Ants?”.
Yan Qi: “Many people have nicknames.”.
Guo DaLu: “Even if one adopts a nickname, he should choose a more prestigious name, such as “Winged Tiger” or “Golden-Maned Lion” or almost any other name will do, why pick a tiny ant?”.
Yan Qi: “Because they are very short, all of them are dwarves.”.
The more Guo DaLu listened, the more ridiculous it sounded, and he couldn’t help laughing again: “What’s so scary about dwarves?”.
Yan Qi: “Not only are these dwarves scary, they are extremely frightening, I’m afraid there are not many in this world who are more fearful than them.”.
Guo DaLu: “Oh? Could it be that their skills are very great?”.
Yan Qi: “Each of them has a very special kung fu, even E Mei Sect’s number one fighter died at their hands.”.
Guo DaLu: “Since they are this fearful, why do you still go bothering them?”.
Yan Qi sighed and said: “Because recently I’ve become poor, and ran afoul of some bad luck, in the past half month I’ve lost fifteen games, I had to sell the soles of my boots and take the money to pay off some of my gambling debts......”.
Guo DaLu cried out: “What? You said you sold the soles of your boots to repay gambling debts?”.
Yan Qi: “That’s right.”.
Guo DaLu: “How much do you owe?”.
Yan Qi: “Around seven or eight thousand liang.”.
Guo DaLu: “How much did you sell your boot soles for?”.
Yan Qi: “The two boot soles together got me 1300 liang.”.
The more he spoke, the less sense he made. Guo DaLu still wanted to listen to what more he had to say, so he stifled his laughter and said: “Then that still leaves 6700 liang.”.
Yan Qi: “It’s precisely because of this, that I needed to take advantage of others.”.
Guo DaLu: “Since you are a robber, why didn’t you go steal it?”.
Yan Qi: “Do you think a robber like myself would go steal from just anyone?”.
Guo DaLu: “You were still picky?”.
Yan Qi: “Not only picky, but selective to the extreme. If one is not a corrupt official, I would not steal from him. If one is not a shady merchant, I would also not steal from him. If one is not a robber, I also would not steal from him. I will not steal if the target is not right, or if the location is not right.”.
Guo DaLu: “So a robber like you would steal from other robbers?”.
Yan Qi: “That’s right, this is called black eating black.”.
Guo DaLu: “Therefore, you decided to go take advantage of those Ants.”.
Yan Qi: “That’s right, I happened to know they did some big transactions during those several days, so I went and asked to borrow 10000 liang.".
Guo DaLu: “Did they agree to this?”.
Yan Qi: “Agreed to, yes, but there was a condition.”.
Guo DaLu: “What kind of condition?”.
Yan Qi: “They wanted me to sleep in a coffin, and be buried underground for two days to see if I would eventually die or not.”.
Guo DaLu: “But you’ve done this sort of thing before.”.
Yan Qi: “Although I’ve done it before, it was still not something I’d enjoy tasting again.”.
Guo DaLu: “Therefore you did not agree.”.
Yan Qi: “I agreed, because any debt can be owed, but a gambling debt cannot be owed.”.
Guo DaLu: “You promised them but didn’t follow through, is that why they are chasing you?”.
Yan Qi: “That’s absolutely correct.”.
Guo DaLu: “What is your name?”.
Yan Qi: “Yan Qi.”.
Guo DaLu: “You have six brothers and sisters [*Qi means seven]?”.
Yan Qi: “No.”.
Guo DaLu: “Since you aren’t the seventh child, why are you called Yan Qi?”.
Yan Qi: “Because I have already died seven times.”.
Guo DaLu: “If you die one more time, then would you need to be called Yan Ba [*Ba means eight obviously]?”.
Yan Qi laughed: “Yan Qi is a good name, I don’t want to change it anymore.”.
Guo DaLu suddenly doubled over, laughing loudly, laughing so hard tears came out of his eyes, and pointed at Yan Qi saying: “You’re not a weirdo, you’re the King of B.S. in every sense of the term.”.
Yan Qi: “You don’t believe what I’m saying?”.
Guo DaLu: “Not a single word, even a three year old child wouldn't believe what you’re saying.”.
Yan Qi sighed: “I originally didn’t plan on speaking the truth, I’ve always known that it was much easier to make people believe lies than the truth.”.
Guo DaLu laughed: “If you were speaking the truth, I would crawl on the ground and......”.
Suddenly someone said: “Then crawl.”.
This voice was sharp and high pitched, although not loud it caused one’s earlobes to ring.
Guo DaLu lifted his head, and saw a person.
The person was standing on the window sill, but still wasn’t as tall as the window.
On his body was a set of glistening golden clothes, if his face didn’t have a beard and the corners of his eyes didn’t have wrinkles, anyone would think that he was a five or six year old child.
Guo DaLu paused for a moment, and then exhaled slowly: “So you’re Golden Ant?”.
Golden Ant said: “That’s right, therefore I can testify that everything he said was true and not a single word false.”.
Guo DaLu sighed again and said with a bitter smile: “Since Golden Ant has arrived, where is Silver Ant?”.
Before the sentence was finished, another person appeared on the window. Although this person was a bit taller than Golden Ant, at most he was only taller by two or three inches.
On his body was a set of sparkling silver clothes, his face was wearing a silver mask that looked like some kind of terrifying spirit creature.
Even Guo DaLu felt a bit creeped out, and muttered: “I guess Red Ant will be wearing red clothes.”.
Only to hear someone laugh seductively: “You guessed right.”.
The laughter was very charming, no matter who you were you don’t get to hear such a nice sounding laugh very often. As soon as you hear this laughter, you’d imagine that the person laughing must be very attractive.
Red Ant was really very attractive.
A dwarf’s body wouldn’t normally be very symmetrical, but she was an exception.
She was wearing skin tight red clothes, the areas that should be slender were not thick, the areas that should be fat were not thin. She had a nice oval face, her eyebrows were like wispy distant mountains, her eyes like clear spring water, and her smile was sweet.
Guo DaLu couldn’t help looking at her.
That pair of spring water eyes were also staring at Guo DaLu and she laughed charmingly: “Those eyes of yours don’t look very honest.”.
Guo DaLu sighed: “I am originally not an honest person, from head to toe there isn’t an honest spot.”.
Red Ant laughed: “Haha, could it be that you’re a pervert?”.
Guo DaLu: “Not entirely accurate but close, it’s only a pity......”.
The smile on Red Ant’s face suddenly disappeared: “Only a pity what?”.
Guo DaLu: “It’s only a pity I can’t shrink myself, otherwise I wouldn’t mind becoming a Yellow Ant.”.
Red Ant bit her lips, the corners again revealing a sweet smile: “You dare to flirt with me, your courage is really not small, aren’t you afraid my husband will be jealous?”.
Guo DaLu: “Who is your husband? White Ant? ......I hear white ants can fly.”.
Red Ant laughed tenderly: “You’ve guessed correctly again, you’re really talented.”.
The laughter sounded like silver chimes, and in the midst of it something flew in from outside the window.”.
This thing wouldn't seem like a person in anyone’s eyes, lightly whirling around like a piece of fluffy cloud or a piece of white snowflake. Lightly floating about and then flying up and suddenly whooshing right by the top of Guo DaLu’s head.
Guo DaLu only sensed something cold near the top of his head, if he hadn’t evaded quickly, his head would probably have been the thing that was moved.
With another whooshing sound, that thing flew by again.
Of course this couldn’t be a person, a person wouldn’t have this kind of fearsome hing gung.
But it actually was a person, a person wearing snow white clothes, the sleeves were wide and long like a pair of wings, he was thin and short, no taller than three and a half feet, no wider than a foot, if you were to place him on a scale he wouldn’t be much heavier than a rabbit.
If one weren’t this type of person, how would one be able to learn this kind of hing gung?
Guo DaLu sighed again and muttered: “The White Ant actually is able to fly.”.
Yan Qi said: “White Ant’s hing gung is number one in the world, Red Ant’s entire body is filled with hidden weapons, Golden Ant can break fists and swords, Silver Ant cannot be penetrated by sabres or spears. I already said earlier, each of them has a very special kung fu, and now, you should finally believe me.”.