Chapter 6: Qin Keqin
Lu Qingyun was looking at Qin Keqin with a flustered countenance. At this moment he had no idea how red his face was. After all, this was the first time that he was sitting so close to such a great beauty as Qin Keqin.
He was stammering, “Celestial Keqin, I’m really sorry about the condition of this place. This place is a little messy and dirty…”
Qin Keqin lowered her glances as she said shyly, “It is alright. Actually you may address me as simply as Keqin.”
He was startled as he said weakly, “It won’t work. You’re a highly attained Celestial while I am…just a lowly practitioner.” Their status and disparity was like the heavens and the earth. In the future, it was also very unlikely for him to even catch up with her. For most of the celestial practitioners, the third and the fourth realm were already their lofty dreams.
Therefore he had actually harboured no illusions that she would actually put him in her heart. After all, she may be just chatting with him just to win his loyalty for her clan. Although he was inexperienced, he had read a lot of such stuff and was wiser than most of his peers.
Qin Keqin smiles, “Unless you despise me then just call me by my name. I shall call you Qingyun too. Alright?”
Lu Qingyun sighed heavily as he muttered, “How could I possibly despise you…”
Qin Keqin chuckled, “Thank you.”
Then she said, “Celestial Meixue is the celestial name that I often use when I am out for experiential training. It means Beautiful Snow. However, it is not commonly known by anyone. Therefore, it is not surprising that hardly anyone knows about me.”
Lu Qingyun nodded awkwardly, “Now I see.” He had actually thought that he had been tricked by her into coming to the Heavens Ridge Villa. Naturally, he would not tell her that.
She continued with a smile, “When I saw the black token that I’ve given you, I knew that you are here. Therefore I’ve asked Elder Ouyang to make you a protégé. That is actually what I’ve promised you.”
Lu Qingyun had finally realized that he had almost wronged her good intentions and he was feeling guilty.
She added, “I happen to be free so I have secretly come to see how you are doing so far. Are you adapting?”
He nodded, “So far it is pretty good.”
She laughed softly, “Good. Glad you like your experience so far.”
Suddenly he began to grow solemn and pointed at Yan’Er, “I’m sure that you can see that Yan’Er has become a sentient spirit entity now. This gift of yours is far too precious. If you want to take her back, I am most willing…”
Yan’Er could see what Lu Qingyun was thinking and immediately there were tears flowing down her cheeks, “Master, you don’t want your Yan’Er anymore?”
Qin Keqin smiled as she wiped away her tears, “Yan’Er, don’t worry. I am not taking you away from your master.”
Lu Qingyun was startled by her remarks. A sentient spirit entity was highly covetable even by the Seventh Realm Experts and yet she did not desire to take Yan’Er?
Qin Keqin gave a gentle smile as she looked at Lu Qingyun.
He was mesmerized by her soothing and mesmerizing aura. He thought that surely she had a most sacred aura and that she was like a forbidden goddess…
Qin Keqin had suddenly averted her eyes and Lu Qingyun was suddenly feeling bad that he had been staring at her for quite some time.
She rose up and smiled, “It is getting late and I must leave before they discover that there is a breach here. Then it will truly be awkward.”
Lu Qingyun nodded. He did not want anything unduly to be happened to her or want her to be punished as well. So he quickly say, “I really appreciate the visit. Hopefully we get to meet again soon.”
Qin Keqin smiled lovingly, “Yes I hope so too.” She cast a look at the manuals that were scattered around before saying, “In the mean time you should also try to study hard too so that you can impress the grand elders.”
Lu Qingyun nodded eagerly, “I will…”
“By the way,” she smiled. “Your mental thoughts can be guarded from Yan’Er once you are able to reach the Enlighten Celestial Level.
“Oh!” Lu Qingyun smiled awkwardly as he wondered how much she had overheard…
She seemed to have picked up something as she suddenly looked around the space around them before she said softly, “I must be going now. It seems that they are quicker than I’ve expected.”
Then she had disappeared into the darkness.
Lu Qingyun stared at where she had vanished for quite some time before he suddenly jumped up to scold himself, “I’ve forgotten to ask her which martial hall that she belongs to….stupid me…”
He turned around and said, “Yan’Er, remind me to ask her the next time…” Then he paused for he had suddenly noticed that Yan’Er had fallen asleep.
“Never mind…” he muttered to himself.
He sat down to browse the manuals and he was only browsing the manuals. It was because he found himself thinking of Qin Keqin. Why was she so nice and generous to me? Lu Qingyun, Lu Qingyun… you got to be realistic. It is impossible that she may be interested in you. Moreover she may even be attached to someone already…
Even if she was not currently attached, he could well imagine the number of worthy pursuers that were wooing after her.
There were only two words to describe his heart, total defeat.
When Qin Keqin was outside the Iron Tower, she leaned her back against a pillar as she looked at the starry heavens above her while muttering softly, “It is so good to see you again. How many years have it been? I know that you have long forgotten about me…”
Then she smiled and said softly to herself, “I guess that I shall keep this name for a little longer then…”