Chapter 97: Dangerous Gossips (1)
Lu Qingyun was talking a stroll outside his abode now. There was only a few days left for the core protégé tournament and he was almost ready.
However that was not on his mind.
He was actually thinking of Qin Keqin and was wondering where she was.
“Didn’t you say that you will not think of her any longer?” He rebuked himself in his heart.
But he really could not bring himself not to think of her.
He was only lying to himself…
“Senior Brother Lu!” a voice interrupted his thoughts.
He turned around and saw that it was Grand Elder Mu Han.
He quickly returned a greeting, “Grand Elder Mu.”
Mu Han was smiling and he had suddenly lowered his voice, “Senior brother, let me extend my congratulation to you first…”
Lu Qingyun: ???
Mu Han laughed in a low voice as he gave a pat on Lu Qingyun’s back, “Supremacy Yin really has a nice figure. Moreover she is a sixth realm cultivator. If you tell me she is not staying here because of you, I don’t believe it.”
Lu Qingyun replied weakly, “I think there must be a misunderstanding. There is nothing that happens between us.”
Mu Han laughed, “We are all men. What is there to be shy of? I say. Even that attendant of yours, Lie Xingyuan is also quite a great beauty. If you don’t pluck her, soon she will belong to the others.”
Just as Lu Qingyun was about to protest, he heard a musical voice. “Senior Brother Lu, Grand Elder Mu.”
It was Yin Shisi.
Lu Qingyun was startled when he saw her and was stammering, “Elder Yin…”
Mu Han was smiling as he greeted, “Elder Yin.”
Yin Shisi had happened to walk past and was equally startled when she saw Lu Qingyun.
She quickly averted her eyes as she continued her way but not without taking one or two meaningful glances at Lu Qingyun…
Lu Qingyun did not even dare to look at her because if he had yet to erase her heart-stopping images from his mind as he muttered, “Sinful…”
Mu Han was laughing softly, “Indeed, it is so sinful.”
“Yun’Er, I have something to talk to you.” Qin Keqin had suddenly appeared in front of them, startling both Mu Han and Lu Qingyun.
“Sect…leader!” Mu Han was stammering. Hopefully his conversation with Lu Qingyun was not overheard by her…
Qin Keqin had only just arrived and did not know of their earlier conversations. She grabbed Lu Qingyun’s hand and said, “Come…”
Lu Qingyun was muttering, “Keqin, it is really you? You are finally back now…”
As Qin Keqin and Lu Qingyun went out of sight, Mu Han had a strange expression on his face. Did he just see Sect Leader Qin holding onto Lu Qingyun’s hand and Lu Qingyun was calling sect leader by her name directly?
“Don’t tell me that they are together?…”
Mu Han was stammering, “Why am I so unlucky to meet this sort of thing. If there are any gossips that are between them, I may well be silenced by sect leader…”
As he turned around he continued to babble, “I have better keep a low profile from now on. If Sect Leader Qin is with Senior Brother Lu then what about Elder Yin? This is really complicated. Alas, I have better let Yun Xing knows about this…”
“Keqin, why are you bringing me to the practice chamber? Are you going to test my improvements?” Lu Qingyun asked curiously.
“Qingyun…” Qin Keqin muttered as she looked up to him.
“Keqin…” Lu Qingyun had grabbed her hands, “Where have you been for the past few days? I miss you so terribly.”
Qin Keqin smiled gently, “I miss you too.”
When Lu Qingyun had heard her saying that she missed him as well, all his past convictions to forget about Qin Keqin were suddenly gone like the wind.
Qin Keqin laughed softly, “I was back several times but you are in the practice chamber so I didn’t want to disturb you.”
All of a sudden she began to grow solemn, “Qingyun, don’t move…”
She had placed her fingers on his chest and after quick check with her profound aura, she was startled and was bewildered. His desolate force had indeed manifested. This…this is impossible…I have given him the starforge substances on quite a number of occasions. Why isn’t it working?!
“Keqin? What is wrong?” This was the first time that he had noticed that Qin Keqin seemed to be troubled.
Qin Keqin murmured, “Mm, what could possibly go wrong?”
Lu Qingyun smiled, “Nothing can possible go wrong.”
Qin Keqin said quietly, “Qingyun. During my absence, who did you see? I want to know.”
Lu Qingyun smiled weakly. How did Keqin knows of his encounter with Yin Shisi? Did the grand elders tell her already? In any case, he thought that it was wiser to own up so he said, “Yin Shisi from the Clear Sky Pavilion was here…”
Qin Keqin had turned around, “Clear Sky Pavilion? I will go and look for her now…”
“Wait Keqin!” Lu Qingyun was stammering, “She had been made an elder of the Heavens Ridge Villa now. She is here.”
“Oh?!” Qin Keqin was startled.
She knitted her brows before she turned to look at Lu Qingyun, “This Yin Shisi. If my memory is right, isn’t she a sixth realm golden supremacy from the Clear Sky Pavilion? Why is she an elder of the Heavens Ridge Villa now? Why didn’t anyone tell me about it?”
Lu Qingyun replied weakly, “Keqin, you are not in the clan. It is a sudden decision.”
Qin Keqin could not believe that such a big thing had happened during her short absence. Suddenly she was looking at him with suspicion, “It is not because of you, am I right?”
Lu Qingyun smiled bitterly and he was stammering nervously, “How could it be because of me. It is impossible…”
Qin Keqin knew from his countenances that he was lying but she did not say anything. Instead she said coolly, “Bring me to her.”
Lu Qingyun said weakly, “I do not know where her abode is but Xingyuan knows.”
Qin Keqin nodded as she said, “In that case, I will bring Xingyuan along with me. Wait for me here. I will be back shortly.”
As Qin Keqin left the practice chamber, Lu Qingyun was panicky pacing around as he muttered. “Lu Qingyun, why are you panicking? You didn’t do anything wrong, right?”
“I am in trouble…”
“Keqin will be so upset with me….”
“This is the end…”