Chapter 127: Calamity Luck
“Senior Brother, I wonder…if you have anyone in your heart already?”
This was the question that was posed by Leng Qiuyue and she was now looking shyly at him as she waited for his reply.
There was a blanked expression in Lu Qingyun’s eyes as he did not know how he was going to answer her. He was not too dense to know that Leng Qiuyue was looking at him with an expression that was not of the norm.
He had suddenly remembered a story of a scholar who was once hotly pursued by three hot beauties. As he could not choose who he wanted to be with in the end and was afraid that he would hurt them so he had chosen to fake his own death.
But this story had nothing to do with her question…
He could not tell anyone that he was together with the sect leader or this would be a major scandal in the clan and in New Empyrean City. But at the same time, he was afraid of hurting her.
Leng Qiuyue averted her glances and said melancholy, “Actually I know that you have already someone in your heart.”
“You do?” Lu Qingyun was startled.
Leng Qiuyue nodded shyly, “It has to be her. Only she does not despise you from the very start and you are with her the whole time. It is only natural that you will have developed feelings for each other. Compare to her, I am far inferior.”
Lu Qingyun was startled. Was she referring to Lie Xingyuan? Xingyuan was like a little sister to me…
Leng Qiuyue looked up to him and smiled coyly, “You have saved my life three times. How do you think that I ought to repay you? It seems that in this lifetime…I…am struck with you already.”
Lu Qingyun blinked his eyes. Did he hear her correctly? She was actually confessing to him?!
He had never had anyone confessing to him and moreover Leng Qiuyue was well-known as the icy beauty in the clan. She was someone that he would never expect to take such an initiative…
“I…I…” Lu Qingyun was so caught up by surprise that he was stammering.
Leng Qiuyue looked away shyly, “Senior brother, do you despise me?”
Lu Qingyun was stammering, “Of course not…”
There was a delightful look on Leng Qiuyue as she smiled shyly, “That is…good enough for me!” With that, she had hastily walked away while leaving Lu Qingyun to stammer almost incoherently to himself. “Junior Sister Qiuyue…likes me…”
“I think I’ve better stay in my abode today…” he was murmuring to himself when he saw a familiar looking old man with pure white hair that was quietly approaching him.
This old man, was he not that fortune-teller that he had met some time ago?
The old man gave him an unhappy look before he said solemnly, “Did I not warn you that you may have some peach blossom luck lately?”
Lu Qingyun seemed to have recalled that so he nodded lightly.
“Did I not also warn you that you will be a calamity star to your beloved?” the old man added solemnly.
Lu Qingyun was startled as he replied, “I forget…”
Was it because of him that Keqin was forced to enter into her cultivation seclusion?
The old man was startled and he started to rebuke him furiously, “How dare you forget about my advice to you?! Do you want to bring upon her a great calamity then you will be satisfied?”
Lu Qingyun had no idea why this old man had suddenly flown into a rage. In fact he had no idea that a stranger would fly into a rage just because he had forgotten to take his advice.
The truth was, he had really forgotten about it. He had a perfect memory usually but in front of Qin Keqin, he would even forget who his old master was and even the three unbreakable rules that his old master had set for him were all gone like the winds.
A short while ago, he had even thought of giving up on Keqin and had considered with utmost seriousness to break off with her because he knew that he was not the man of her heart. But within three minutes of seeing her once again, he had totally forgotten about it.
All of a sudden Lu Qingyun had a sheepish look on him as he had suddenly remembered this old man and his weak attempt to give up on Qin Keqin.
In front of Qin Keqin, it was as though he had lost his soul and he could think of nothing else.
“Young man! Have your lustful heart got over to your head that you have forgotten my good advice to you?!” The old man stared at him with a furious and unhappy look.
Lu Qingyun smiled bitterly, “I…remember now…”
“You remember?! Are you sure about it?!” the old man rebuked him.
Lu Qingyun was thinking, “How did he know about me and Keqin?” So he asked, “How do you know that I have not broken up with the maiden of my heart?”
The old man laughed coldly, “I know that you will surely ask me this. Because I can still see the dark looming calamity star that is between your forehead that threaten to harm her destiny! Don’t forget that I am a fortune-teller!”
Lu Qingyun said politely, “Old Sir, do you have any remedy? It is because I really don’t want to leave her.”
The old man said coldly, “You don’t want to leave her because you are lusting after her, am I right and not because you truly love her. If you truly love someone then you must give her up for the sake of her happiness!”
“Old Sir. If you have a good remedy to share with me, please let me know!” There was a panic look in Lu Qingyun’s eyes as he asked the old man.
The old man hummed coldly, “Why are you being so stubborn? Just leave her and everything will soon be alright! You can have all the other maidens in the world but not her!”
Lu Qingyun growled suspiciously and said rudely, “Old man. I think you are a fake.”
The old man smiled coldly, “I am a fake? Young fellow. Do you know who I am? I’m the Three-Destiny Old Man, the foreteller of the three destinies. I know all of heavens’ secret. How dare you say that I am fake!”
Lu Qingyun muttered, “I’ve never heard of any Three-Destiny Old Man.”
The old man: …
“Hahaha, that is because I like to keep a low profile. That’s why you may have never heard of me. But why am I helping you? It is because we share some karmic fate! Why do you think that I will bother to help you?” the old man quickly added.
Lu Qingyun saw that the air of this old man was indeed extraordinary and he quickly made an apology, “Please pardon me for overlooking you. I really didn’t mean to be offensive.”
“So you will leave her as soon as possible?”
Lu Qingyun sighed, “I wish that I can but we have already…”
He had already kissed Keqin on a number of occasions and he had even touched her. How could he let her down by leaving her?
“What did you just say?! You have already…” the old man was furious. He had thought that Lu Qingyun and Qin Keqin had already copulated and he was now speechless with rage.
“Therefore, I really can’t leave her just like this.” Lu Qingyun added with another soft sigh.
The old man was really infuriated. “What have you done?!”
Lu Qingyun was staring blankly at the old man and he asked with great earnest, “What have I done? Did I do anything wrong?”
“It is too late now…” the old man was sighing regretfully.
“Did I do anything wrong?” Lu Qingyun muttered as he continued to stare at the old man.
The old man stared coldly at him, “Everything that you’ve done is wrong!”
Lu Qingyun: …
“You have completely ruined her!” the old man added.
Lu Qingyun muttered, “It is not too late to make amends right? I can leave her. I just don’t want anything to happen to her.”
The old man seemed to have calmed down a little when he had heard him. He shot him a cold look before he said, “This is your last chance. Leave her or you will bring upon a calamity on her!”
Lu Qingyun stammered nervously, “Thank you for your instructions. I will be mindful about it.”
“Don’t forget that I’m the Three-Destiny Old Man! You are just lucky to have me to point you to the correct path! Remember, this is heavens’ secrets that we are sharing now. Tell no one about this! Absolutely no one!” the old man warned him severely. “If you truly love her, prove it by leaving her!”
As the old man left, Lu Qingyun was left to lament loudly to the heavens, “O Heavens! Is there anyone in the Nine Celestial Fraternity that is more miserable than me right now?!”
Qiuxiang Mei had summoned Tang Bufan and was solemnly questioning him, “I have heard that you and my daughter Qiuxiang Huan have been really quite intimate as of late.”
Tang Bufan replied nervously, “We are just good friends.”
Qiuxiang Mei hummed coldly, “Don’t forget that you are now just a protégé of the Clear Sky Pavilion and there are rules that you have to follow.”
Tang Bufan smiled weakly, “I do. May Pavilion Mistress be rest assures that I will follow the rules faithfully.”
Qiuxiang Mei walked quietly to the sword stand as she brandished a long sword before she said coldly, “I had heard something from a maid that you had stepped out of her room in the middle of the night.”
Tang Bufan had turned ashen immediately, “No, it is only a misunderstanding. You can ask Qiuxiang Huan…”
“My daughter will naturally defend you.” Qiuxiang Mei interrupted sharply.
Then she gave him a cold smile, “Do you know that my daughter is now engaged to Young Master Ling Chong of the Flying Armament Sect?”
Tang Bufan nodded as he returned a weak smile. How could he not know?
“Good. Since you’ve already known about it, why are you staying so close to my daughter? I don’t want her to have any blemishes or scandals before her marriage. Do you understand?”
Tang Bufan smiled weakly, “I…I understand.”
“Good.” Qiuxiang Mei gave him a cold look before a wryly smile appeared on her. “As for that maid that saw you leaving my daughter’s room, I had already sent her to the grave.”
Tang Bufan was so startled that he quickly fell onto his knees. “Pavilion Mistress, I hope that you will have mercy on me. I will not dare to be so close to Qiuxiang Huan again!”
Qiuxiang Mei smirked coldly, “This won’t do. I can see that your cultivation strength seems to have been reaping some benefits lately. Is it because you have been riding my daughter lately?”
Tang Bufan was thinking, “She has found out about my affair with Qiuxiang Huan…” But still he dared not admit it.
Qiuxiang Mei smiled, “Get up first. If I want to kill you, I won’t wait until now. If I want to kill you, I won’t silence the maid. After all, I don’t want to make my daughter sad, do I? So get up first.”
Tang Bufan slowly got up as he thought, “I am safe now?”
Just as he had muttered out a soft sigh of relief, a flash of the sword that was in Qiuxiang Mei’s hands had slashed below him.
Immediately the lower part of his robe was tainted with blood and Tang Bufan had turned extremely pale!
Qiuxiang Mei smiled quietly, “I will only trust the words of a eunuch. I don’t know how you’ve managed to trick her into your bed but this will be your last time. Do you think that my swordplay is swift and painless?”
Tang Bufan could not answer her because he had passed out all of a sudden!
His last thoughts were, “Heavens! Is there be a more unlucky person than I am elsewhere in the Nine Celestial Fraternity right now…”