Chapter 136: Freeing the Prisoners
The Evil Cultivation Palace or rather the three Citadel Elders had actually kept their promises to release all the prisoners.
In return Yuan Ji, Ling Feiyue and Xue Qianxue did not make things too difficult for them and allowed them to depart peacefully from the citadel.
“Please send Sword Demon Ji Yuan regards to your First Citadel Lord Yin Wei!” Yuan Ji instructed the three Citadel Elders with a grin but secretly he was sighing; this Yin Wei is a great saint. He won’t be easy to handle. We are just lucky that he isn’t around or else it will be a disastrous for us.
There were about fifty prisoners and the majority was women.
As Yuan Ji led the prisoners away, his sharp ears picked up some mutterings from the departing evil cultivators.
“So that is Ling Feiyue and Xue Qianxue…”
“If only I can bang them…”
“Yea, me too…”
“I am always dreaming about them…”
“They are more beautiful than I have thought…”
“To think that they are really here…”
As Yuan Ji watched the fluttering skirts of Ling Feiyue and Xue Qianxue from their back, he felt like turning around to use his sword on the evil cultivators.
How dare they think about banging my women behind my back!
It took Yuan Ji plenty of restraint not to turn on them with his sword. In the end, he managed to triumph over his heart demons and walked away peacefully.
Xue Qianxue chuckled when she saw that his face was extremely ugly, “Why is there a sword in your hand?”
“Yes, why?” Ling Feiyue asked the same. She had only noticed that there was a sword that was in Yuan Ji’s hand after Xue Qianxue had turned around to ask him.
Yuan Ji replied sheepishly, “It always pays to be a little more careful.”
All of a sudden a petite lady cultivator had quietly approached Yuan Ji before lowering her head to say, “I’ve heard that you are looking for Little Princess?”
“You are?” Yuan Ji asked her curiously. She did not have any golden eyes therefore it was likely that she was below the fifth realm level. Unless of course, she could hide her golden eyes like Yuan Ji.
“Nangong Xiu.” She answered quietly. “May I know why you are looking for Little Princess and who are you?”
When Ling Feiyue and Xue Qianxue saw that there was a pretty maiden that had approached Yuan Ji all of a sudden, they muttered a few humming sounds.
This Nangong Xiu had a stimulating attractiveness to her and she was wearing a low cut silken bodice, revealing her lascivious figure.
It was no wonder why Ling Feiyue and Xue Qianxue were watching them with an unhappy look. Unlike Dong Feifei, they just did not like this Nangong Xiu at all.
Yuan Ji secretly smiled when he saw their expressions. Now it is my turn to make the two of you jealous of me.
So he laughed in a friendly manner to Nangong Xiu, “I am the Sword Demon Ji Yuan…”
All of a sudden Nangong Xiu gasped softly, “You are Ji Yuan?”
“That’s right. You know me?” Yuan Ji asked curiously.
Nangong Xiu nodded slowly, “I’m actually an evil cultivator. I’m from the Evil Cultivation Palace.”
Yuan Ji was startled, “Then why are you a prisoner?”
Nangong Xiu replied, “I’m Little Princess’ follower and I’m from her citadels. When our citadels are raided by the orthodox major clans, some of us had fled here to take refuge.”
All of a sudden her eyes were woeful as she pulled down her short skirt before adding. “But instead of treating us as one of them, they imprisoned all of us for their depraved uses.”
Yuan Ji: …
“You are all protégés of the Evil Cultivation Palace. Why did they treat you this way?” Yuan Ji sighed heavily.
“My citadel mistress isn’t on the best of terms with her brothers. Maybe that is why.” She was answering ruefully and there was a sense of betrayal in her eyes.
But she quickly composed her sorrows to say, “When they had released us, some of the guards said to us that today is our lucky day and they will be releasing us to rejoin our citadel mistress. It seems that a group of cultivators have suddenly arrived at the citadel and are forcing them to release all the prisoners. Then I had secretly overheard them discussing that there is a man in the group who is looking for Little Princess. That is why I have approached you.”
Yuan Ji muttered nervously, “Then can you take me to Little Princess?”
Nangong Xiu averted her eyes, “You are all powerful cultivators. If I bring you to Little Princess then won’t I be endangering her instead?”
Yuan Ji laughed, “We won’t. We’re friends.”
Nangong Xiu looked at him with suspicion, “I’m sure that you are not friends. My citadel mistress often curses you loudly and wishes that you were never born.”
Yuan Ji laughed weakly, “That is Little Princess alright.”
But he said solemnly, “If you can bring me to Little Princess, I can promise that we won’t harm her. I erm…just want to talk to her for a while.”
Then he was trembling as he clenched his fists tightly, “I just want to say sorry to her over something that I had done to her in the past.”
Xue Qianxue, Ling Feiyue: ???
What did Yuan Ji do to her in the past?
Nangong Xiu was startled as she stared at Yuan Ji for a while.
Finally she heaved a soft sigh, “You don’t look like you are lying. I don’t know if I should believe you or not. But I will trust you this once. I hope that you are not lying to me. But I have to make it clear first, there is no promise that I can find her whereabouts.”
Yuan Ji was delighted as he returned a hearty laugh, “Thank you so much!”
Nangong Xiu sighed heavily, “But don’t blame me either if my citadel mistress decides to attack you. After all, she doesn’t seem to like you very much.”
Yuan Ji replied weakly, “Yes I know, she doesn’t have a good impression of me.”
Then he grinned, “Maiden Nangong Xiu. If you have no other place to go after this, why don’t you come to my Orthodox Sword Sect?”
Nangong Xiu was startled as she stared blankly at him, “Why do you want to recruit me for? I am an evil cultivator and I don’t have a good past.”
“I’m not interested in your past. You are a sword energy cultivator, am I right? You can be my core protégé.” Yuan Ji said solemnly.
“I can be a core protégé of the Sword Saint Ji Yuan?” Nangong Xiu was really startled. “But I’m not a strong cultivator and I’m only a fourth realm cultivator…”
All of a sudden she was interrupted by Xue Qianxue and Ling Feiyue as they pulled Yuan Ji to one side.
They were now furiously arguing with him.
“Remember that you are not the sect master of the Orthodox Sword Clan anymore.”
“Why are you taking a core protégé?”
“Are you so free?”
“Are you keeping her for your harem palace?”
“There are so many sword energy cultivators around, why are you picking her as your core protégé?”
“Just because she has a sexy figure?”
“Why didn’t you ask for our approval first?”
Nangong Xiu lowered her head as she said quietly, “Please rest assured that I have no intention of joining any other sects. As long as I live, I will never abandon my citadel mistress.”
Yuan Ji smiled awkwardly, “Don’t worry. If you change your mind in the future, let me know anytime. There is no need to hesitate about it. Just treat it as my favor for you for helping me to search for Little Princess. Whether we can find her or not, this offer will always stand.”
Nangong Xiu was trembling lightly. His words were like a powerful injection into her soul.
Yuan Ji returned a heavy sigh, “Little Princess, she is someone who is very important in my heart.”
Nangong Xiu returned a perplexed look at him. Everyone knows that Little Princess hates him. Doesn’t he know about it?
Xue Qianxue and Ling Feiyue were quietly gasping. Did he just say that Little Princess is very important in his heart to him?
Xue Qianxue was suddenly saying to Ling Feiyue, “I’m suddenly curious what Little Princess looks like.”
“Me too.” Ling Feiyue was suddenly muttering. “There are few cultivators that have actually seen what she looks like. Even if they see her, they may not even know that she is Little Princess.”
Little Princess was actually at the Sacred Maiden Ceremony the other day but she was not recognized by anyone. Moreover she was also wearing a veil. But Yuan Ji had recognized her nevertheless because of her alluring vixen eyes that were unique to her.
Nangong Xiu had heard them discussing the appearance of Little Princess so she said quietly, “She is really a stunning saintess. You will never forget her looks once you have seen her.”
Yuan Ji was thinking. Yea, she is really stunning and moreover she has an unforgettable bewitching vixen look. Her figure is also extremely enticing and she fills me with lust whenever I see her…