Chapter 65: Back to the Hideout
No sooner had Qingyun took ‘Fairy Jade Light’ to the Heavenly Lotus Teahouse, the veiled maiden said coolly, “She is indeed here!”
It was because with her strong spiritual perception, she could discern the almost invisible celestial arrays that were carefully laid around here. These spiritual celestial arrays were almost invisible to even most seventh realm cultivation experts but to her, it was a totally different matter entirely.
Lu Qingyun said, “Grandmaster, please wait here while I check if she is here.”
‘She’ here did not refer to Qin Keqin but her two sister saintesses!
But ‘Fairy Jade Light’ laughed softly, “No need. I know where they are. Come with me.”
With that she had headed to the second level of the teahouse.
But since she had taken her own initiatives and was not led by Lu Qingyun, immediately several stewards had immediately gathered to stop her as they said at the same time, “You need an invitation…”
But no sooner had they muttered out the words, they were shoved aside by her sleeves.
Lu Qingyun immediately stepped in to apologize to the stewards, “She is my guest. Don’t be rude to her…”
Once they were at the third floor, ‘Fairy Jade Light’ had suddenly pushed the door opened and behind the room silk curtains were a grand feast and there were four people inside.
These four people were none other than Qin Keqin, Feng Minyue, Xuan Danfeng and Zhou Hai.
When Lu Qingyun had stepped into the room, he was startled to see ‘Old Saint Wen’ and he immediately drawn out his divine sword!
Zhou Hai was startled to see the door being pushed open in such a rudely manner and was startled to see Lu Qingyun unsheathing a godly divine sword and pointing it toward him as he said coldly, “Fairy Jade Light, this despicable man here is the one that has been bullying your daughter!”
Qin Keqin was startled to see Lu Qingyun and even more startled to see the white veiled maiden, “Qingyun, why are you here? What Fairy Jade Light?”
Fairy Jade Light was herself and naturally, it could not be anyone else. Therefore she knew that this white veiled maiden that claimed to be Fairy Jade Light was actually making a false claim.
Zhou Hai ignored Lu Qingyun and his eyes were on the white veiled maiden as he laughed aloud, “Who is this beauty?”
The white veiled maiden turned her alluring eyes to Qin Keqin as she said nonchalantly, “Yuqing, send him out immediately. I don’t want to see him.”
Qin Keqin immediately protested weakly, “He is my guest of honor-“
“Now.” She simply repeated coldly.
Qin Keqin had a reluctant look as she looked at Zhou Hai while looking hatefully at Lu Qingyun at the same time. It was as though she was saying to Lu Qingyun, “Why did you have to bring her here?”
In the meantime, Lu Qingyun was perplexed. Why did this white veiled maiden address her as Yuqing? Was Yuqing her childhood name and why was Keqin not happy to see him?
Qin Keqin muttered, “Zhou Hai, I am afraid it is time for you to go now.” Then she added with a wry smile, “Don’t forget to pay for our tabs!”
Although Zhou Hai did not know the situation but he could feel that the veiled white maiden had a profound high cultivation. In fact, it may even be higher than him. And he seemed to have seen her somewhere before…
But since the Great Saintess Fan Yuqing had spoken, he had no other choices but to leave. “Great Saintess Feng, Great Saintess Xuan, Great Saintess Fan. I’ll take my leave first. This feast will be on me, don’t worry.”
He would of course pay the tabs for them. It was because he felt a little sad that after they had entered into seclusion, they seemed to have fallen into hard times.
Lu Qingyun was startled. Did Old Saint Wen just address all of them as Great Saintesses? And why was Qin Keqin and her sisters in his company? He had thought that he would come here to seek Saintess Xuan and Saintess Feng help to rescue Qin Keqin…
Feng Minyue and Xuan Danfeng were all frozen in place and they had turned pale. It was because if they were not wrong then this veiled maiden in white must be…
Qin Keqin smiled weakly as she watched Zhou Hai vanished from her sight before she said politely, “We need to talk in private.”
She stole Lu Qingyun a glance before she pulled the veiled maiden in white away.
Lu Qingyun was bewildered suddenly. It suddenly did not seem that Qin Keqin was in trouble at all and that she was actually quite friendly with Old Saint Wen. And her sisters were actually great saintesses?
He turned to ask them, “Erm, you are all great saintesses?”
When he was first introduced to them, they had casually introduced themselves as just saintess. There was a big disparity between a saintess and a great saintess even though both titles were both reserved for seventh realm cultivation experts. A great saintess was an upper seventh realm sacred saint and was at the pinnacle of the cultivation level. There was no cultivation level that was higher than the seventh realm!
Xuan Danfeng chuckled, “Saintess or great saintess, does it really matter? It is only a title.”
Feng Minyue smiled and said casually, “Indeed.”
Lu Qingyun smiled weakly. Keqin’s sisters were more formidable than he had thought…
But there were still many questions on his mind.
So he asked, “Why did Keqin calls him Zhou Hai? Isn’t he Old Saint Wen?”
Xuan Danfeng gave him a strange look, “What Old Saint Wen? He is Zhou Hai. He is a friend of Keqin.”
Zhou Hai?! A friend of Keqin?!
Lu Qingyun was truly startled. He had totally misunderstood the situation then and had attacked the Solitary Manor…
All of a sudden, he was remorseful and cursing himself. Why did he have to attack the Solitary Manor…
All of a sudden he felt like he was a villain…
All of a sudden he was back to his old self and was suddenly clear headed.
He was asking solemnly, “Great Saintess Fan is Keqin?”
Xuan Danfeng chuckled softly, “That is right. Haven’t you heard of the name of the Great Saintess Fan Yuqing?”
Lu Qingyun was frozen in place and was suddenly startled. It was because he had suddenly remembered why the name of Fan Yuqing was so familiar. It was because she was the Great Saintess Fan Yuqing that was at the pinnacle of the Nine Celestial Fraternity and there were many stories about her.
All of a sudden Lu Qingyun’s heart sunk. Although he had a recent breakthrough to the fourth cultivation realm and there was a huge disparity between the fourth and the fifth cultivation realm, he still harbored a small hope that he would be compatible to her in the future.
But she was actually a seventh realm expert, not just an ordinary seventh realm expert but a great saintess and also a renowned heroine of the Nine Celestial Fraternity. In her eyes, he must be a speck of dirt…
Feng Minyue had noticed Lu Qingyun’s expression and she had quickly stepped on Xuan Danfeng’s foot, “You are drunk and talk too much. Aren’t you afraid that Yuqing will kill you?”
Xuan Danfeng chuckled as she said to the disheartened Lu Qingyun, “If you like her, why don’t you say it directly to her? How do you know that she isn’t interested in you?”
Lu Qingyun stammered, “She is my master. It is impossible between us.”
Feng Minyue gave Xuan Danfeng a cold glance, “Danfeng, you are really drunk now and mouthing nonsenses now.”
Xuan Danfeng chuckled softly as she said with a sly look, “Hmph, maybe I am really drunk and talk too much tonight.”
Then she looked at Lu Qingyun before she said coolly, “Are you afraid that you may get rejected by her?”
Lu Qingyun replied without hesitation as he said firmly, “She is my master.” But he was secretly thinking, “Of course I do…”
Xuan Danfeng lit a faint smile, “So in your heart, she is just your master and you have no lofty thoughts about her? Are you sure about that? Because I find it hard that you are not moved by her enticing beauty.”
Lu Qingyun replied weakly, “I have only respect for my master and don’t have any lofty thoughts on her.”
When he had said that, he felt a little sheepish because he was lying in his own face.
Xuan Danfeng laughed softly but did not say anything while Feng Minyue seemed a little annoyed with Xuan Danfeng…
Xuan Danfeng replied slyly, “Is that so?”
Lu Qingyun: …
Secretly Lu Qingyun had some doubts about Qin Keqin. It was because he still could not understand why she had added the starforge substances into the divine pills and the main reason was, if she was the Great Saintess Fan Yuqing, why did she have to lie about being a fifth realm expert?
But secretly he was also relieved. At first he had thought that Qin Keqin was a dark celestial and was spying upon the celestial orthodox clans. At least for now, he could rule out this possibility.