Chapter 126: Cherry Blossom Luck
When Lu Qingyun had returned to the Heavens Ridge Villa, Qin Keqin was still in her reclusion. Therefore he could only suppress the fires that were within him and waited for her to exit her reclusion.
That very night, he had the most wonderful dream ever, dreaming of the exotic dances of the dragons and the phoenixes. He was so glad that Yan’Er was not around to poke into his dreams.
When he had awakened the next day, he was greeted by a sweet sniffing fragrance and had immediately opened his eyes with a startled look.
Lie Xingyuan was also startled by him and she had a flustered look, “Senior brother, you have awakened.”
She was rolling her eyes shyly to the side while Lu Qingyun was panicky looking for the blanket to cover himself.
Lu Qingyun stammered with great awkwardness, “I have too much of the internal fires recently. I…I…”
Lie Xingyuan said sweetly with deep flushes on her countenance, “I didn’t see a thing. I’ve only just arrived.”
That was a white lie. She had accidentally seen everything…
Lu Qingyun laughed with great awkwardness, “That is good. I have just waked up too.”
Lie Xingyuan nodded lightly as she lowered her glances shyly, “I can see that.”
Lu Qingyun laughed weakly, “Right, right…”
Lie Xingyuan asked shyly, “Senior brother, are you hungry? Let Xingyuan prepare a meal for you.”
Although Lu Qingyun was not feeling hungry but he was eager to get her out of the room so he said, “Yes, I am. We can take a walk outside later too.”
Lie Xingyuan turned to smile at him, “Alright. I will go and prepare the meals now.” But before she walked off, she took a few meaningful glances at the blanket.
She stopped for a while at the entrance before she said shyly, “Senior brother, you get dress up first and wait at the dining hall. I will help you to change to a new blanket later.”
Lu Qingyun: …
He sighed softly to himself after Lie Xingyuan had left, “I think I’ve just screwed myself in front of a maiden…”
Lu Qingyun and Lie Xingyuan were now taking a slow stroll outside.
For quite some time, they did not say anything but walked quietly side by side.
Lu Qingyun was too awkward to talk because he had completely embarrassed himself in front of Lie Xingyuan earlier.
Lie Xingyuan was the first to break the silence, “Senior brother, why are you so quiet? You have nothing to talk to me?”
“Oh no,” Lu Qingyun smiled weakly. “I was just thinking what had happened in the Red Death Valley. That’s all.”
Lie Xingyuan chuckled sweetly, “If senior brother doesn’t mind sharing with me, I’m all ears.”
Lu Qingyun was quite startled when he noticed her lovely countenance. This was the first time he had taken a serious look at her and he was quite astonished she was actually so beautiful. “Am I imagining things or is Xingyuan getting more beautiful nowadays?”
But he quickly said, “This evil cultivator had claimed that he is a desolate immortal cultivator and he was doing some horrible experiments. I have never known anyone to possess the desolate forces except for the desolate beasts and I had actually met one. He was a really dangerous opponent and an insane one.”
He paused to heave a soft sigh, “I guess that I am lucky to make it back alive from that place.”
Lie Xingyuan laughed softly, “Because senior brother is a righteous person, that’s why even the heavens are protecting you.”
Lu Qingyun smiled weakly before he asked solemnly, “Xingyuan, what if there are more of these desolate immortal cultivators around?”
Lie Xingyuan flashed her lovely eyes to ponder before she returned a faint smile, “I don’t think so. That cultivator may just be an isolated cultivator. If there are so many of them, won’t the entire Nine Celestial Fraternity be in mess by now?”
He wanted to tell Xingyuan these desolate immortal cultivators were able to conceal their desolate auras and even the colors of their eyes but he thought that it would be unwise to tell her. It seemed to him that these desolate immortal cultivators were able to mingle with the celestial cultivators and that it would be difficult to identify them.
Lie Xingyuan smiled, “Senior brother, you are really impressive. I keep hearing Zhao Xingye and Senior Sister Qiuyue singing your praises as we returned from the Red Death Valley. Be careful of your cherry blossom luck, huh?”
Lu Qingyun laughed, “I don’t have any cherry blossom luck at all. No one will like me-”
All of a sudden a musical voice interrupted him, “Senior Brother Qingyun, are you alright?” An enchanting maiden had suddenly descended to where they were.
Lu Qingyun was startled, “Elder Yin…”
Yin Shisi smiled as she greeted, “Senior Brother Qingyun, Senior Sister!”
Lie Xingyuan was flustered, “Just call me Xingyuan please…”
Lu Qingyun looked curiously at them, “Senior Sister?”
Yin Shisi said, “Senior Sister Xingyuan and I have the same external master. I am her junior sister.”
Lu Qingyun smiled weakly. Yin Shisi was a sixth realm golden supremacy and she was actually addressing Xingyuan as her senior sister. This was really too unbelievable.
While he was looking at Yin Shisi, there was a flush on his cheeks. He simply could not help having some lewd thoughts on her especially when his eyes had such a feast on that day…
“Senior brother, you have actually been away for a few days. I was getting a little worried for you. I’ve heard that the Red Death Valley is a dangerous place. Did you meet any formidable desolate beasts on your trip there?” Yin Shisi asked softly with her eyes that were seemingly filled with sentimental concerns.
Lu Qingyun smiled weakly, “I didn’t actually meet with any desolate beasts…” All the desolate beasts were suppressed or killed by the Metamorphs, he said in his heart.
“You didn’t meet with any desolate beasts?” Yin Shisi returned a look of surprise.
Lie Xingyuan chuckled softly, “Senior brother meant that he did not meet with any desolate beasts that are worthy of fighting him.”
Lu Qingyun laughed awkwardly, “That is right. It is actually an easy mission.”
He was not supposed to talk about this mission to anyone because it was considered to be a taboo subject and he had been sworn to secrecy prior to his return to the Heavens Ridge Villa by Supremacy Shen Yufeng.
Yin Shisi smiled as she nodded, “I’m not wrong about you.”
All of a sudden Elder Mu Han had appeared and said, “I wonder who is here. So this is Senior Brother Lu!”
Lu Qingyun greeted, “Elder Mu Han.”
Mu Han laughed and patted Lu Qingyun on his shoulder, “I just happen to walk pass. I really didn’t see anything, didn’t see anything at all. Please continue your chat!”
As he walked off, he was saying. “What a lucky fellow to have two beauties with him on a walk…”
Lu Qingyun: …
Lu Qingyun quickly said, “There is a pavilion over there. Why don’t we go over there to have a chat?”
The pavilion was facing a lake and this time they would have ample warning and could watch out for anyone that approached them. This alleyway was really too crowded and Lu Qingyun could see that there were many other protégés that were smiling and whispering on the sly.
“Isn’t that Senior Brother Lu?”
“He is with Elder Yin and that is Lie Xingyuan…”
“He is really a lucky fellow…”
Yin Shisi was looking a little flush as she said, “Alright. That looks like a nice spot. I am really curious to hear about your adventures in the Red Death Valley.”
Lu Qingyun laughed awkwardly. He was going to use the next hundred paces to the pavilion to make up a story and he knew that he had to make up a story real fast.
Just as they had approached the pavilion, Lu Qingyun noticed that there was someone else who was sitting in the dark corner of the pavilion and she was Ouyang Xue.
Ouyang Xue gasped when she had seen him, “Senior Brother Lu. What are you doing here?”
All of a sudden Lu Qingyun had recalled seeing this pavilion before. This pavilion was Ouyang Xue’s favorite spot since she was young.
For a moment, Lu Qingyun, Ouyang Xue, Yin Shisi and Lie Xingyuan were all looking at one another in stunned silence.
Finally Lu Qingyun said awkwardly, “We are just taking a walk and we just happen to meet Elder Yin.”
Ouyang Xue lowered her glances as she said with a soft sigh, “You…don’t have to explain to me.”
Then a stroke of brilliant struck Lu Qingyun as he quickly said, “Why not all of you have a chat here? I just remember that I have something important to do first.”
With that he had ran off.
After running for some time, he heaved a soft sigh of relief. “What is going on today? Don’t tell me that I really have cherry blossom luck today…”
Lu Qingyun was startled when he was suddenly approached by Zhao Riyue and Zhao Xingye.
“Maiden Riyue, Zhao Xingye…” he quickly greeted them.
The moment that he had greeted them, he was chanced upon by some passing protégés who were muttering. “Look, isn’t that Senior Brother Qingyun and the beautiful protégés from the Heavenly Fragrance Villa?”
“It is so good to have born with a handsome face like him…”
“If I am Senior Brother Lu, I don’t mind being a low level cultivator forever…”
Lu Qingyun: …
Lu Qingyun quickly said with some awkwardness, “I am in a hurry today. Please forgive me for my rudeness.” With that he had dashed off.
Zhao Xingye gasped softly after him, “Senior…”
But Lu Qingyun was already gone.
After some time Lu Qingyun finally found a place where there was no one.
He smiled weakly, “Weird, the Heavens Ridge Villa is a big place. Why is that I keep knocking into someone that I know? I wonder if I will be able to meet Junior Sister Qiuyue today…”
No sooner had he said that, Leng Qiuyue had suddenly appeared and was startled to see him, “Senior brother, why are you here?”
Lu Qingyun blinked his eyes and smiled weakly, “I am just taking a walk.”
Leng Qiuyue nodded slowly, “It does seem like a good morning to take a walk. I am also taking a walk too. To think that I will actually meet you here. It must be fate that cause us to meet here.”
Lu Qingyun smiled weakly, “It is really such a coincidence.”
He was thinking, “What is happening today?!”
Leng Qiuyue averted her glances with a flustered smile, “Senior brother, I wonder…if you have anyone in your heart already?”
Lu Qingyun was completely stunned by her question…