Chapter 219: Hearts Exchange
Along the way, Gao Tianyou seemed to be paying extra attention to Tang Xuefeng as he talked about his heroic deeds.
Even Saint Wu Lei had apologized to her because he had secretly shot a secret projectile to her, hence causing her to lose the duel.
Even Liang Tiege was suddenly behaving in a very friendly manner to Tang Xuefeng.
Tang Xuefeng was actually as rude as ever but she had soon toned down her attitude because Gao Tianyou and the others kept giving way to her and took her teases as mere jokes to be shared around.
Lu Qingyun was suddenly unhappy because he had noticed that Tang Xuefeng had now laughing in the company of Gao Tianyou and his group.
This was not lost on Qian Jingjing as she whispered to him, “Brother Qingyun, are you jealous?”
Lu Qingyun frowned quietly to Qian Jingjing, “I will be jealous?”
Qian Jingjing nodded quietly as she chuckled softly, “It’s all written all over your face now.”
Lu Qingyun: …
“It’s not possible.” Lu Qingyun muttered. “If I am jealous, pigs can fly.”
Qian Jingjing giggled, “There is one type of desolate pig that has wings and it can fly.”
Lu Qingyun: …
“Jingjing, your jokes are not funny.”
“You got to witness it to believe it. How do you know that Jingjing isn’t telling the truth?”
“There are no such things as a desolate flying pig.” Lu Qingyun muttered.
All of a sudden the cultivators in front of them were all shouting, “We are under attack by the desolate beasts!”
Immediately all the cultivators unsheathed their swords and they could see dozens of pig-like flying desolate beasts that were flying through their ranks!
Lu Qingyun was stunned, “These are flying pigs…”
Qian Jingjing giggled, “Told you that they exist!”
These desolate flying pigs were mostly third rank desolate beasts and were no match for their group.
Qian Jingjing had quickly displayed her sword as she quickly cut down two of the flying desolate beasts.
She did not know that she was being observed by Gao Tianyou and his inner circle.
This was actually a fake battle that they had arranged so that they could observe the fighting level of Lu Qingyun, Qian Jingjing and Tang Xuefeng.
Gao Tianshou was thinking, “This Maiden Qian Qian, she is from the Spirit Sword Manor? I can’t be wrong about her Heavens Sword Slash.”
Lu Qingyun had unsheathed a heaven-step precious sword which was actually a copy of his Divine Sword Jade Light; he did not want anyone to know that he had a divine sword in his hand and quickly dispatched one of the flying desolate beast.
As for Tang Xuefeng, she simply evaded the flying desolate beasts but made no move to attack them since there were so many cultivators around.
Although Gao Tianshou and his inner circle could not tell which celestial clans Lu Qingyun and Tang Xuefeng were but they got a hint from Qian Jingjing’s sword strokes that they may be from the Heavenly Fragrance Divine Realm.
Actually Qian Jingjing had already tried her best to conceal her swordplay and did not display the Heavens Spirit Sword that was the unique sword art of the Spirit Sword Manor. It was just that Gao Tianshou and his inner circle happened to know even the lesser known sword arts of the Spirit Sword Manor.
Before long, the flying desolate beasts were mostly dispatched or were in retreat.
Except for a few injuries, no one was actually killed.
Lu Qingyun was startled that this group of cultivators were all strong cultivators even though they were mostly second to fourth realm cultivators. A third rank desolate beast was still a formidable challenge to any cultivator that was not a golden celestial yet.
After the battle had ended, Lu Qingyun quietly pulled Tang Xuefeng and Qian Jingjing to one side before he said unhappily to Tang Xuefeng. “Celestial Xuefeng, I feel that these men are not good men. You ought to exercise some caution and not be in their company.”
Tang Xuefeng laughed softly, “What is wrong with them? I don’t see anything wrong with them. They are heroes, great heroes.”
Lu Qingyun: …
Tang Xuefeng chuckled softly, “Or is there any other reasons why you are telling me this?”
Lu Qingyun said solemnly, “Did you see these flying pigs?”
“Yes, so?” Tang Xuefeng asked curiously.
Qian Jingjing was giggling softly. It was because she knew that Lu Qingyun was trying to cook up any lame excuse now.
Lu Qingyun stammered, “Well, these flying pigs are a sign that they are not good men.”
Tang Xuefeng: ???
Lu Qingyun quickly added as he pointed a finger at Qian Jingjing, “That what Jingjing says.”
“Senior, you are so humorous. But why should I believe in you?” Tang Xuefeng smiled shyly.
Lu Qingyun smiled bitterly, “I thought that we are all close friends for the past three months. You don’t believe in me?”
Tang Xuefeng averted her eyes shyly before she chuckled, “You are the one that is singing their praises all the time. Why the sudden change?”
Qian Jingjing was nodding, “That is right.”
Lu Qingyun frowned, “That is before I saw that Saint Wu Lei throwing a secret projectile at you. Such despicable act. Can you see it too? They are trying to maim you earlier. Why are you so trusting now?”
Tang Xuefeng turned to look at him intently, “Are you jealous?”
Lu Qingyun: …
Qian Jingjing whispered softly, “He is jealous for sure.”
Lu Qingyun muttered, “No, I am not…”
“Then why should I believe you? You’re not somebody to me, am I right to say so?” Tang Xuefeng pointed out.
Lu Qingyun: …
She looked away shyly, “You have to decide if you want to address me as Celestial Xuefeng or Xuefeng.”
She added, “Jingjing is now always your Jingjing. But for me, sometimes you will call me Xuefeng but sometimes you will be so polite to address me as Celestial Xuefeng. Can you please make up your mind what you are going to call me?”
Lu Qingyun muttered, “Maiden Xuefeng…”
Tang Xuefeng: …
“Why don’t you die in the flying pigs’ attack, Lu Qingyun!” Tang Xuefeng was about to storm off when Lu Qingyun had suddenly grabbed her arm. “Xuefeng. I will call you Xuefeng from now on, alright?”
Tang Xuefeng paused in her tracks and she was smiling secretly.
She turned around and said, “In the future, I shall just call you Qingyun too, alright?”
Lu Qingyun nodded but he quickly whispered to her, “Somehow, I really don’t trust them. I can’t explain why but I got an uneasy feeling. You got to believe me alright? And don’t get too close to them.”
Qian Jingjing nodded, “Actually Brother Qingyun is right.”
Tang Xuefeng nodded shyly before she smiled at Lu Qingyun, “Actually I don’t trust them at all.”
Lu Qingyun smiled weakly, “I don’t believe. You are so close to them earlier…”
Tang Xuefeng chuckled softly, “Can’t you see that I’m only trying to make you jealous?”
Lu Qingyun: …
He quickly insisted, “But I’m not jealous.”
“Then I guess I will go to their company instead.” Tang Xuefeng smiled coldly.
“No, wait please.” Lu Qingyun quickly said. He began to stammer for words as he looked panicky at Qian Jingjing but she refused to help him.
Finally he blurt out, “I…am…a little jealous.”
Tang Xuefeng and Qian Jingjing were both giggling suddenly.
Gao Tianyou and the other cultivators who were watching them did not know what they were talking about. They were suddenly curiously why Tang Xuefeng and Qian Jingjing were suddenly laughing jovially while Lu Qingyun seemed to have an ugly expression on him.
Tang Xuefeng was now holding onto Qian Jingjing’s arm as she averted her eyes from Lu Qingyun, “Have you forgotten what we’ve all been through in the past three months?”
Lu Qingyun sighed heavily all of a sudden.
Indeed. In the last three months they had been through a lot together.
Tang Xuefeng said melancholy, “My only regret is that we didn’t really get to know each other while I’m at the Heavens Ridge Villa nor did we talk much.” – Chapter 109
“At that time,” Tang Xuefeng said shyly. “I actually didn’t have you in my eyes. In fact, I didn’t have anyone in my eyes until that day we have met again at the Moon Demon Forest. If I don’t tell you now, I may not have a chance in the future.”
Lu Qingyun was smiling awkwardly.
Tang Xuefeng was suddenly waiting and looking at Lu Qingyun intently.
Lu Qingyun finally said with trembling voice, “You’re the most talented maiden that I’ve known. If I know that earlier, I will not hesitate to make friends with you. I still have many things to learn from you.”
Tang Xuefeng looked away with a flushed countenance, “Is that so? Just that?”
Qian Jingjing was looking at Tang Xuefeng with great melancholy. It was because in the end Lu Qingyun did not tell her what she had wanted her to hear.
<This Chapter/2, round down is Chapter 109>
How many still remember the first meeting between Lu Qingyun and Tang Xuefeng?