Chapter 128: The Playacting Saintesses
At the Heavenly Lotus Teahouse hideout in New Empyrean City;
Feng Minyue was muttering panicky to Xuan Danfeng, “There is an additional 300 million silvers that are unaccounted for.”
300 million silvers were a big sum of money that most of the celestial clans in New Empyrean City could only hope to see but not have, not even with ten years of clan income.
Xuan Danfeng looked carefully at the accounts and suddenly said weakly, “Do you remember that Yuqing had used the spirit transmission during the recent Heavens Ridge Villa’s martial tournament?”
Feng Minyue gasped softly as she shook her head with an unhappy look, “I…remember now…”
Xuan Danfeng chuckled softly, “Well, she didn’t turn it off periodically but had kept it on all the time.”
Feng Minyue moaned softly, “I don’t need you to remind me of this.”
She heaved a deep soft as her eyes looked miserably at the accounts again. One minute of the spirit transmission was a high grade spirit/soul stone that was gone and Fan Yuqing was spending the spirit stones as though it was like plain water.
“This month we are going to be tight again. So no more fine wines for you.” Feng Minyue shot an icy look at Xuan Danfeng.
Xuan Danfeng slammed her hand on the table lightly, “Minyue, this time you ought to be fair. It is Yuqing that is being so wasteful this time! She completely lacks self-control! You can’t expect me to suffer just because it is due to Yuqing’s doing, do you? Moreover, you know that we have two more mouths to feed recently.”
“Ahem!” Feng Minyue quickly said.
Xuan Danfeng chuckled, “Hope that I didn’t say that too loud.”
“You already have.” Lie Qing the Heavenly Temptress walked into the room as she swept her mesmerizing glances at them.
With a faint smile, she dropped a heavy pouch on the table top and said coolly. “There are a thousand high grade spirit stones with the purest soul force inside. Take it and spend it wisely.”
With another smile she said, “The Heaveness had finished the latest stories. Be sure to get her more. After all, we are not paying you to be idle with your services.”
With that Lie Qing had walked out of the room.
Xuan Danfeng winked at Feng Minyue as they exchanging knowing glances with each other.
There was a sweet smile that was on Feng Minyue as she whistled a quick tune, “Now the accounts are finally fine!”
Xuan Danfeng said a in a low voice, “Minyue, I think that you look more and more like a housewife each day.”
Feng Minyue shot her an icy look, “What do you mean?”
Xuan Danfeng laughed softly before her eyes looked at her with mischief, “Well, you are doing more housekeeping than spying on gossips. Most of the time, it is always Yuqing and I.”
“Someone has to take care of the accounts, am I right?” Feng Minyue coolly said.
“At this rate they are progressing, it is only a matter of time before our Sister Saintess Yuqing will be marrying off to Lu Qingyun. When that happens, what will you do?” Xuan Danfeng chuckled softly.
“I will still follow Sister Saintess Yuqing when that day comes.” Feng Minyue said with a determined look.
“Waaaaa, that Lu Qingyun fellow is so lucky to have two city toppling beauties. He is really having some dogshit luck.” Xuan Danfeng teased as she chuckled.
“Then why don’t you join us?” Feng Minyue ignored her teased and said coolly.
“Heh! I’m not into that!” Xuan Danfeng chuckled. “I’m sure that no one likes a drunkard like me.”
Lie Qing walked into the room where the Heaveness was and she was laughing softly, “Lingfeng, these two great saintesses are playacting too much. Shall we teach them a little lesson?”
Lingfeng was naturally the Heaveness’ name.
Ji Lingfeng shook her head with a soft sigh, “Forget it, although I’ve never seen two such money minded great saintesses in my entire life before but I must admit that Feng Minyue is really handling their finances pretty well. Danfeng is only trying to trick us into loosening our pockets. We just treat it as giving some pocket allowances to Yuqin.”
“Well, if you say so.” Lie Qing smiled. “I just can’t stand the thought that they think that they are smarter than us.”
Ji Lingfeng gave a quiet nod as she picked up a cultivation slip to read.
“You are still worried about Yuqin?” Lie Qing smiled. “Actually I think that Lu Qingyun fellow isn’t really a bad fellow. Back in the Red Death Valley, he has actually wanted to sacrifice himself to save Zhao Xingye and my daughter.”
Ji Lingfeng put down her cultivation slip and said slowly, “But we still have no idea how he had managed to escape unscathed. I find it a little too weird. Don’t you think so?”
“Maybe he is just lucky.” Lie Qing smiled.
“I don’t think so. My calculations tell me that it is impossible for him to be still alive unless he has struck a deal with that Desolate Immortal Cultivator Inverse Chaos. Very unlikely to be alive at all. He was barely even injured at all. Don’t you find it to be too strange?”
Ji Lingfeng added, “Moreover, the desolate immortal cultivators have their own unique ways of knowing their own kind. I’m not at all surprised that Inverse Chaos had known that Lu Qingyun is his own kind despite Yuqin best efforts in concealing his desolate aura.”
Lie Qing nodded, “You are still worried because you know who he really is. I must admit that I am a little afraid of him as well. We are all afraid that one day he may be too strong for us to handle. After all, we are not his match when he is at his peak.”
“The desolate immortals are a vengeful race. I’m afraid that he may seek vendetta on us and on Yuqin. In the end, Yuqin will be the one who will be suffering the most.” Ji Lingfeng said with a quiet melancholy.
“Let’s hope that he will be a celestial practitioner forever then.” Lie Qing said quietly.
“Hope so…” Ji Lingfeng’s eyes were melancholy as she had feared for the worst for Yuqin.
“By the way Lingfeng, you will be interested to know this.” Lie Qing was suddenly smiling mysteriously. “Guess what?”
Ji Lingfeng looked at her with her alluring eyes, “What do you want to say?”
“I saw him earlier! He is in New Empyrean City. I am betting that he is here to look for you.” Lie Qing had a delightful smile. “He is still the same old self.”
“Maybe he is here to look for you instead.” Ji Lingfeng said coldly.
Lie Qing shook her head with a soft chuckle, “He is probably here to look for you.”
Ji Lingfeng was suddenly smiling with delightful allure, “Hmph! Even if I give him a hundred years, he will never be able to sense where we are. We are quite safe here.”
Then she looked at Lie Qing, “How did you manage to see him? Did he know that you are here?”
Lie Qing laughed, “Of course not! I saw him at the Heavens Ridge Villa and he was pretending to be some old man.”
“Why did he go there for?” Ji Lingfeng asked curiously.
Lie Qing shook her head, “I don’t know either. I dare not approach too near to him. But I saw him talking to Lu Qingyun and he appeared to be quite mad.”
Ji Lingfeng was startled, “He knows about Lu Qingyun?!”
“Obviously yes or else he won’t be talking to him.” Lie Qing analyzed her answer.
Ji Lingfeng trembled lightly, “I think Lu Qingyun may be in danger.”
Lie Qing was startled, “Surely you don’t mean that he will…”
All of a sudden Ji Lingfeng threw her cultivation slip down and said coldly, “He is obviously more concern about looking for his foes than looking for me! He can go to hell!”
Then she took a nervous look at Lie Qing, “Keep it from Yuqin first. She need not know about this.”
Lie Qing nodded, “I agree that it is not wise to let Yuqin knows about it.”
Hopefully I’ll be able to post another chapter tonight. *cross finger* But it going to be quite late.