Chapter 125: Leaving the Red Death Valley
Lu Qingyun asked Feng Minyue and Xuan Danfeng nervously after they had come out of the underground palace, “Did you see anything unusual inside?”
It was because he was a little worried about Yue Lingxi. It was obvious to him that her wounds were not light at all. Although she could regenerate rapidly but the amount of profound energies that she would need to expend in order to do so must be extremely taxing. This, he had no doubt about it.
Moreover he was sure that Yue Lingxi had no killing intent on him or else she would not have let him go just like that.
Therefore he had hoped that this temporary sister of his would at least be able to escape.
Xuan Danfeng chuckled, “We found the corpse of that Master Inverse Chaos and a monstrous creature next to him. It seemed that that they had both died from infighting like you’ve said. There is no doubt about it that this Master Inverse Chaos is the source of all the unnatural influences. But I must admit that he is quite rich, judging by the contents of his spatial ring…”
Feng Minyue quickly gave her a kick as she shot her a glance before she said, “We found a few more of these Metamorphs inside and had wiped them all out.”
Lu Qingyun’s heart sunk. Could it be that Yue Lingxi had fallen?
He had no idea why he was suddenly sympathizing with Yue Lingxi. Maybe it was her words that had stung deep into him when she said to him, “On account that we are of the same kind, I shall spare you today…”
“We are of the same kind?” He was still thinking on what she had said to him.
Xuan Danfeng had suddenly said to him in a low voice, “Are you hiding something from us?”
Lu Qingyun was quite startled as he stammered, “Oh no…”
“Really?” Xuan Danfeng chuckled softly as she lifted her heavy bosoms in front of him before her eyes flashed dangerously.
For a moment Lu Qingyun thought that Xuan Danfeng would rip him apart to question him further but the questioning had never come. Xuan Danfeng was soon laughing casually as she walked away.
He did not know that Xuan Danfeng was a cultivator with a great deal of worldly experiences but she had always acted in a flirtatious and casual manner, often putting everyone off guard when they were around her.
Everyone seemed to have forgotten that Xuan Danfeng used to be the former divine ruler of the Lofty Snow Divine Realm, a vast middle tier divine realm of countless celestial clans. She was a better judgment of most people and with just a single look, she knew that Lu Qingyun was hiding something.
But she merely said, “Really?” before she walked away.
She did not make things difficult for Lu Qingyun at all.
When Lu Qingyun saw her beautiful golden eyes looking at him in that instant, he knew that she had already known that he was lying and he was smiling bitterly.
But now that she had suddenly walked away, he heaved a soft sigh of relief. That Yue Lingxi maiden was a victim as well. Since she did not want the others to know about her, he felt honor bounded to keep it a secret.
Once they were at the entrance of the Red Death Valley, Feng Minyue said gently to the group, “Tell no one about me. My mission here is done.”
Shen Yufeng gasped, “Protégé mistress, when can I ever see you again…”
Feng Minyue smiled gently, “Yufeng, I am on a different destiny now. It is best that you can forget about me.”
Shen Yufeng, Zhao Xingye and Zhao Riyue had all fell upon their knees, “Protégé mistress…Matriarch Heavenly Fragrance Princess…”
Feng Minyue said quietly, “You are all my good disciples. Hurry and rise. Cultivate hard and may our paths cross each other one day.”
With that, she had left with Xuan Danfeng.
Lu Qingyun began to wonder as he watched them as they departed, “Why did Great Saintess Feng Minyue and Great Saintess Xuan Danfeng leave their positions as rulers of their divine realms?…”
He had slowly recalled the day when he had first met them and he was in one of the spying rooms with them. On the walls of the room were many messages that he thought was shocking to cultivators like him.
“Cultivation is boring!!!”
“Cultivation is not fun at all…”
“Only fools will cultivate…”
“Cultivation is only for fools…”
“We will never cultivate again…”
“There is something more fun than cultivation…”
“Being a villainess is more heroic than a heroine…”
“Even seventh realm sacred saints are nothing to be proud of…”
He had actually stolen a look at what Feng Minyue and Qin Keqin were reading and had thought that he was in luck that he could peek into some high level cultivation slip. But it turned out that it were all some romantic stories…
He simply could not believe that they were not in seclusion but had spent all their time reading all these.
What a waste of cultivation time, he thought ruefully.
But he was soon sighing. Was he not the same as them? He would rather spent most of his time on his alchemy than actual cultivating.
But it would soon change because he had suddenly realized that how weak he was in front of a seventh realm expert and even a powerful desolate beast would easily have made a meal out of him.
How could he able to protect Keqin in the future?
He was soon sighing, “Maybe this is a bad example. Keqin doesn’t need my protection. She is a great saintess and she can protect herself. Rather, she had protected me by sending her saintess sisters to aid me. It is her wisdom that has saved me.”
But he was soon smiling secretly and his heart was pounding excitingly, “Keqin, I hope that you didn’t forget what you’ve promised me.” Just thinking about the fact he could stroke her was enough to send his heart pacing up and down uncontrollably.
“Lu Qingyun, Lu Qingyun. When did you ever become such a lecherous man?”
“But she is your lover. Surely that’s not a sin to touch her, am I right?”
“It is a lucky thing that Yan’Er has shut off her senses. I hope Yan’Er will continue to shut off her senses until I’ve done with Keqin…”
Clear Sky Pavilion;
Ling Chong had brought along the betrothed gifts that were meant for Qiuxiang Huan.
He was now in the guest hall and had just paid his respects to Qiuxiang Mei, who was the Pavilion Mistress of the Clear Sky Pavilion.
Qiuxiang Mei smiled as she looked at Ling Chong, “What a fine looking young man. So when are you going to take my daughter as your consort?”
Ling Chong turned to give a shy look at Qiuxiang Huan who was standing quietly at the side, “Naturally as soon as possible.”
Qiuxiang Mei was pleased with the answer as she gave a light nod, “Since you are here, why don’t you have a little chat with her alone before you leave?”
Ling Chong smiled as he took a lecherous look at Qiuxiang Huan, “Maiden Huan, why don’t we have a little chat alone?”
Qiuxiang Huan nodded quietly as she turned around to leave the guest room while Ling Chong said to his elders, “Stay here. I will be back shortly.”
Once Ling Chong was alone with Qiuxiang Huan, he said gently to her. “Maiden Huan. Ever since that day, I have been thinking of you every day.”
As he whispered to her, his hand was on her back.
Qiuxiang Huan gasped softly as she dodged his hand, “Don’t touch me!”
Ling Chong smiled, “Why are you so shy? Have you forgotten about our dragon and phoenix unison? We are going to be man and wife soon. Aren’t we?”
Then he said coldly, “Or have you forgotten that I’ve taken your images with the memories fragment stone?”
Qiuxiang Huan shuddered and her body had suddenly gone rigid.
Ling Chong smiled as he kissed her lips before he loosened her robes, “Don’t resist or I can’t promise you if the contents of the memories fragment stone will be shown to the public.”
When Qiuxiang Huan had heard him, she had completely stopped resisting and allowed Ling Chong to strip her until there was nothing on her.
Ling Chong gasped softly, “What an astonishing figure…”
Qiuxiang Huan had a complex look on her countenance, “You are nothing but a lecherous man.”
Ling Chong sighed softly, “You are wrong. Because of you, I can be the most lecherous man in the world. Because of you, I can even betray Brother Lu Qingyun. Because of you, I can even go against the Heavens Ridge Villa. Do you know why?”
Qiuxiang Huan smiled coldly, “I am not interested to know why-“
Ling Chong interrupted her halfway, “Because of you, Qiuxiang Huan! Since the day I’ve met you, I’ve always wanted to take you as my consort but you have rejected me so completely that I feel worthless in front of you. You may say that I am even despicable but I am really afraid…”
Qiuxiang Huan stared blankly at him as he continued, “…really afraid that I may lose you and become the worthless fellow again. Therefore I want some insurance first. I can promise you. After we are married, I will destroy the memories fragment stone. It is all because of you that I am doing all this!”
“Because of…me?” Qiuxiang Huan was stunned.
“Yes,” Ling Chong said ruefully. “Because I hope that this isn’t really a dream and I hope that it is real. Maybe to you, it is just a political marriage but to me, you are my everything! If you want to destroy the Heavens Ridge Villa, I shall be your weapon. Just don’t leave me please…”
Qiuxiang Huan had suddenly stopped struggling as she stared blankly at Ling Chong while he lifted her up to take slow steps toward the bed.
Hours later, Ling Chong had quietly left the room while Qiuxiang Huan was left muttering. “Did I make a great mistake somewhere…”
There was a sudden knock on the door, “It’s me Tang Bufan…”
Qiuxiang Huan said in a low voice, “Bufan, not now. I’m not in the mood. You may leave first.”
Tang Bufan: …