Chapter 145: A Change of Plan (1)
Clear Sky Pavilion;
Qiuxiang Mei had said to Qiuxiang Huan, “I see that you have a new cultivation teacher and you also wish to delay your engagement to Ling Chong?”
Qiuxiang Huan nodded quietly.
Qiuxiang Mei stared sternly at her before saying, “What is the background of this Yue Lingxi? Huan, you are such a disappointment to me. I didn’t expect you to be so trusting nowadays. You are not your old self anymore. You have even brought Shangguan Furong back to the Clear Sky Pavilion as a core protégé and you even want her to register as a candidate for the upcoming celestial clans’ competition?”
Qiuxiang Huan smiled weakly, “People do change over time. Circumstances will change people…”
Qiuxiang Mei interrupted, “I want results and not excuses. If I did not remember wrongly, she is only a third realm expert. Do you want the Clear Sky Pavilion to be a laughing stock in the Heavenly Fragrance Divine Realm for sending a third realm expert? We have no lack of fourth realm experts here. I can easily pick one from among the established masters and elders here.”
“Mother Consort, please hear me out…”
“Pavilion Mistress. You shall address me by my title from now on. Until you’ve proven your capability again, I don’t have a daughter like you!” Qiuxiang Mei said coldly.
Qiuxiang Huan stared blankly and she was hurt deep inside her heart. She had done so many things for her mother consort and yet she was never happy with her, often demanding more tasks from her to accomplish.
Until today, she dared not tell her mother consort that she had lost her chastity to Young Master Ling Chong and that he had a handle against her.
However this time she raised her voice to say, “Pavilion Mistress, my mistress thinks that it is important that I will postpone the engagement because it is better to focus our strength here. With the alliance of the two clans, we have a better odd of winning the celestial clans’ competition, rather than putting all our eggs in a single basket.”
Qiuxiang Huan coldly said, “This is mere talks only. Ask her to meet me and I shall judge her myself.”
And that was how Yue Lingxi had coolly walked into the Eternal Sky Hall of the Clear Sky Pavilion and she was now looking at Qiuxiang Mei face to face.
Behind her were Qiuxiang Huan and Shangguan Furong.
“This is my mistress and Celestial Teacher Yue Lingxi.” Qiuxiang Huan quietly introduced.
Qiuxiang Mei hummed coldly, “You are my daughter, the daughter of the Pavilion Mistress and yet you are calling someone else your mistress? I don’t mind you having a Celestial Teacher but look at her, she doesn’t even appear to have reached the fifth realm level and you are calling someone who has the lower cultivation level as your Celestial Teacher? Huan, you are getting more and more useless nowadays!”
Shangguan Furong was startled that Qiuxiang Mei had given Qiuxiang Huan a public scolding in front of them and also the dozens of cultivators that were in the hall.
She had always thought that Qiuxiang Huan was living a lofty spoilt life and was always bullying the others. But in her own clan, she was constantly under pressure from her mother consort. In fact, she had heard that the Pavilion Mistress Qiuxiang Mei was not happy that she was joining as a core protégé as well.
Qiuxiang Mei had turned to say coldly to Yue Lingxi, “You are Yue Lingxi? Not bad looking. Unfortunately your cultivation level is a little too weak to teach my daughter. Why don’t I make you a core protégé instead? When you have proven yourself in the upcoming celestial clans’ competition, I will then consider appointing you as an elder.”
She added icily, “But first, shouldn’t you have greeted this Pavilion Mistress first? Did I hear see any courtesy greeting from you?”
Yue Lingxi smirked coldly, “I do not bow or greet any lesser cultivators. Why don’t you bow to the ground at my foot instead?”
“Insolent fool!” Qiuxiang Mei and several of the elders were all shouting at the same time.
Qiuxiang Mei’s golden eyes were flashing with rage as she raised her palm to deliver a powerful strike at Yue Lingxi.
But to her stunned gasp, Yue Lingxi had raised her fingers within a blink of an eye and had sent her to fly all the way back to her throne seat!
“Pavilion Mistress!…” Several of the elders and masters were all shouting at the same time.
At the same time, ten cultivators in black had all appeared in the Eternal Sky Hall. They were the secret personal guards of the Pavilion Mistress and were always lurking in the shadows to protect the safety of Pavilion Mistress.
Barely had Qiuxiang Mei recovered from the shock of the profound strength of Yue Lingxi and when Qiuxiang Mei looked up again, all ten of her personal guards were all lying on the ground with broken bodies; they were all struck down by Yue Lingxi with a single blow from her bare hands in a blink of an eye.
Yue Lingxi smirked coldly, “Do not touch me or test my patience.”
Qiuxiang Mei was suddenly smiling as she said politely, “Mistress Yue, I didn’t know that you are actually a great cultivation expert. Please pardon me for my impudence earlier. From now on, you are the elder of the elders in the Clear Sky Pavilion. As for your candidates for the upcoming competition, you may choose anyone that pleases you. What do you say?”
“If there is nothing else, don’t disturb me until it is really important.” Yue Lingxi said before she turned around to walk away.
When Qiuxiang Mei saw that Yue Lingxi, Qiuxiang Huan and Shangguan Furong had left the hall, she secretly heaved a soft sigh of relief and thought, “This Yue Lingxi is really too formidable. With her around, it is really difficult for us not to win this upcoming competition. But who is she?”
Several of the elders had rushed to her side and were panicky saying, “Pavilion Mistress, are you alright?”
“Why are you so polite to that Yue Lingxi? Just give us the order and we will take her down!”
“That is right!”
Qiuxiang Mei smiled coldly as she looked at her fallen guards that were on the ground, “I am afraid that we are only lucky that she did not take us all down earlier…”
Her ten personal guards were trained to specially take down a fifth realm golden celestial down with ease. However not only had this Yue Lingxi brought them all down in a blink of an eye and she had even received a light injury as well.
Even now, her palm was trembling and her internal energies were still erratic.
However she was smiling, “Qiuxiang Huan, you didn’t disappoint me after all…”