Chapter 13: The Godly Divine Sword
Qin Keqin smiled to Lu Qingyun, “You should return that sword to Elder Ouyang.”
Lu Qingyun immediately replied, “Alright, I will.”
Qin Keqin took a queer look at him, “You didn’t ask me why and you are returning it to him? This is such a valuable precious sword and you don’t want to keep it for yourself?”
Lu Qingyun smiled, “If master tells me to return to him, naturally it can’t be wrong.”
Qin Keqin: …
Lu Qingyun saw that Qin Keqin was suddenly quiet so he asked, “Did I say anything wrong?”
Qin Keqin was actually looking at him keenly and was in a mini daze. After all, he was quite handsome and he had a generous spirit too.
She quickly regained her composure and chuckled, “Nothing. I was just thinking of something.” Then she took out a beautiful sword from her spatial ring, “This sword is from me. Don’t use…” she had suddenly turned around to say shyly, “Don’t use the sword that are from the other maidens.”
Lu Qingyun unsheathed the beautiful sword that was Qin Keqin and he was stunned; the sword that had been unsheathed radiated unimagined power. This was a godly divine sword!
He was totally stunned on the spot as he stammered, “This is…this is…”
Qin Keqin had raised her fingers to quickly sheath the sword that was in Lu Qingyun’s hand back into the scabbard as she said mesmerizing, “We are still in the streets. Be a little discreet.”
Lu Qingyun’s head almost exploded. A godly divine sword was beyond the heaven-step. It can even be considered to be a half-step immortal sword already. Moreover this was not a precious sword but a divine sword. Divine swords were so rare in the celestial fraternity that every divine sword had an illustrious history and most celestial clans only had just a few or none at all.
He was so touched that he immediately kneel down in front of her and wept aloud, “Master, you are really so kind to me…” He was holding her legs tightly and burying his head on her skirt as he wept aloud.
This attracted a lot of attention from the onlookers as they started to look curiously in their direction…
“This young man must be unfaithful to her. That is why he is begging her for her forgiveness…”
“Young people nowadays…”
“That young man doesn’t look so bad. Hope that she may forgive him…”
“Are they having a couple’s quarrel?”
“This is so interesting…”
“The veiled maiden looks really mesmerizing…”
“I bet that she will not forgive him…”
Qin Keqin was startled and was secretly flushing when Lu Qingyun had buried his head on her skirt and already touching areas that he was not supposed to. She tried to push him gently away but he had his hands around her legs…
In the end she panicky said, “Please get up. We are in the public…”
Lu Qingyun quickly got up, not realizing what he had done. He was so touched that this was the only normal reaction to him.
He did not know that he had caused Qin Keqin to have deep flushes and she was extremely flustered at the moment.
“What? It is over just like this?”
“It doesn’t seem to be like a quarrel?”
“Maybe it is a marriage proposal…”
“Yea, maybe it is. He was kneeling down earlier…”
“What a lucky guy…”
“What a blissful maiden to have such a guy…”
Qin Keqin had extremely sharp ears and this caused her to have even more deep flushes. She quickly said to Lu Qingyun, “Let’s move out of here first…” She had caught hold of his hands and had pulled him along with her.
Lu Qingyun’s heart was suddenly pounding very fast as he felt her soft and tender hand holding onto his…
While they were moving rapidly through the streets, Qin Keqin asked. “That protégé name is Tang Bufan?”
Lu Qingyun replied, “That’s right. He is a newly core protégé of Celestial Shi Guanyin.”
Qin Keqin nodded lightly as she murmured, “Mm, Tang Bufan…I remember that.”
As they walked swiftly together, Qin Keqin shyly asked. “About that. Are you serious earlier?”
Lu Qingyun asked curiously, “About what?”
Qin Keqin paused in her tracks as she turned to look up to him as she struggled to say it loud, “You…are such a badass. You say you like me…”
All of a sudden Lu Qingyun had turned really pale. He had totally forgotten about it…
He was only a lowly cultivator. If he tells her that he likes her, she would not want to see him ever again. Therefore he had to suppress his feeling for this goddess that he had admired deep into his heart.
He faked a laugh, “Oh that. I was only joking. I hope that master won’t put it to heart.”
There was great disappointment in Qin Keqin’s eyes as she inhaled softly, “Is that so?” She silently muttered, “It is only a joke…”
She suppressed the disappointment that was in her heart and said indifferently, “Mm, I have thought so too that you are making a tease too. Next time, don’t joke about such matters. After all, we are cultivators and should cultivate the purity of heart.”
Lu Qingyun gulped when he had heard her, “Alright…” What else could he do but to sigh heavily in his heart? Qin Keqin was such a lofty existence while he was just a lowly young cultivator with no cultivation talent and he lacked the ambitions to cultivate.
All of a sudden she had a soft chuckle, “What wrong with you? I am not upset. Your countenance looks so dark all of a sudden.”
Lu Qingyun smiled weakly, “Oh? Nothing actually. I am reproaching myself for making such a bad tease. I promise it won’t happen again. I should be serious when I am around master…”
But he was secretly saying, “I was serious just now…”
Qin Keqin waved her fingers, “That’s good.” Then she had suddenly paused and turned to him, “By the way, that Maiden Lie Xingyuan, she isn’t that simple. You must be wary of her.”
Lu Qingyun was surprised and said curiously, “She looks perfectly alright to me.”
Qin Keqin casually replied, “She isn’t as weak as she looks. She is just hiding her martial abilities.”
Lu Qingyun smiled weakly. He had no comments on that because Maiden Lie Xingyuan was a realm higher than him in cultivation. She was stronger than him in the first place.
Then she suddenly chuckled as she looked at him, “Between Maiden Lie and Maiden Ouyang, which of them do you think are the prettier?”
Lu Qingyun was startled by this sudden question. He stammered and said, “I don’t know. Both are pretty.”
Qin Keqin looked away as she said, “That Ouyang Xue looks like an ambitious lady.”
Lu Qingyun smiled weakly as he thought, “Is my master going to ask me to be wary of her as well?”
She continued, “You ought to be wary of her as well.”
Lu Qingyun thought, “My instinct is always right. She has indeed said that. I ought to listen to my instinct and keep my feeling for Keqin buried within my heart. If I tell her what I really feel then it will be the end of our master-disciple relationship…”
Qin Keqin chuckled as she looked up at a sign, “We are here.”
Lu Qingyun looked up at the sign and was stupefied. This was the Heavenly Lotus Teahouse where they had earlier departed…
“We are back here again?” He asked.
Qin Keqin chuckled, “Indeed. By now they should have all left already.”
Lu Qingyun said, “Keqin…erm…master…this place is quite expensive. Let’s go elsewhere…”
Qin Keqin turned to him and said, “This won’t do because I am taking you to my hideout. This is the fun place that I am talking about.”
Lu Qingyun was perplexed, “Hideout? Fun place? Huh?”
Qin Keqin grabbed his hand and pulled him along with her, “Why are you still hesitating? Come with me. I’m not asking you to pay for anything and you won’t lose an arm or a leg by coming in…”
Lu Qingyun was in a little daze when Qin Keqin had suddenly held his hand again. He allowed her to pull him along while enjoying this feeling of temporary intimately with her…
“If only this will goes on forever.” He thought.