Chapter 168: Ji Yuan, who do you love the most?
“Where are Qianxue, Feiyue and Little Princess? They have already gone to the cultivation chamber?” He was cuddling Bai Qianfeng in her spirit fox form in his arms as he looked around for them.
Just as he was walking around to search for them, he had bumped into Ling Tianshui.
“Yes, they are in the cultivation chamber. I just saw them there.” Ling Tianshui smiled as she said to him when they had accidentally met along the palace grounds.
Ji Yuan grinned. “Thank you, thank you!”
Ling Tianshui suddenly lowered her voice to a whisper, “Are you in a hurry?”
Ji Yuan knew what she meant naturally but right now, he was with Xiang Li and Bai Qianfeng so it was not too convenient for his affair with Ling Tianshui to be made known.
So he replied nonchalantly while maintaining a cool distance, “Yea. I am really in a hurry.”
Ling Tianshui looked a little disappointed but she displayed a forceful smile. “Well, when you have the time we can always have a little chat.”
But still she seemed reluctant to leave so she asked. “That silver hair maiden? Who exactly is she? She has quickly disappeared. She must have a most formidable background, am I right? After all, she is a peaked great saintess like Venerable Palace Mistress Shui Xisi.”
Ji Yuan laughed weakly, “She is a friend of Feiyue and I. She is just here to lend us a helping hand. As for her background, I’m sure that Feiyue had already told you that it is a secret and she can’t reveal it.”
Ling Tianshui sighed softly as she nodded.
“Well, see you soon enough…” she muttered as she turned around, clearly disappointed that Ji Yuan did not have the time for her company.
Actually Ji Yuan was looking at her intently and was secretly shaking his head that he was letting such a fine maiden got away from his eyes.
But he knew he was playing with fire so he had to be careful about this as he did not know what Ling Feiyue would react or think. Although she has a gentle demeanor but she is never shy to beat him up for his misdeeds.
He soon continued on his way to look for Xue Qianxue, Ling Feiyue and Little Princess by walking toward the cultivation chamber.
As he approached the cultivation chamber, he was soon frowning. It was because he could already hear the giggling sounds of the three maidens and they were gossiping about him again.
“I thought they may be discussing about the True Sacred Saint Profound Art but instead they are gossiping about me again…” Ji Yuan was shaking his head as he muttered silently.
Ling Feiyue was heard giggling. “Ji Yuan is so funny. He is like the divine lion in one of my mountain backyards.”
“You mean he is as brave as the lion?” Xue Qianxue was giggling too.
“No!” Ling Feiyue laughed. “He is like the white divine lion that is trying to make everything white. That white divine lion is the only lion that is white. But in less than a hundred years, all the divine lionesses and lions in that mountain backyard had suddenly become white in coloring.”
Little Princess and Xue Qianxue were all laughing nonstop. “He is trying to turn everyone beardless now…”
Little Princess was suddenly asking. “Feiyue, Qianxue. You know that he is a rascal sometimes. How did you come to like him? Are there any romances between the two of you?”
Xue Qianxue was not shy to chuckle softly. “I don’t know if there are any romances between us. We have only met for the first time a hundred years back and it end up quite disastrous for the two of us. But I do admire him for a long time. But we aren’t courting yet. As a matter of fact…”
She was suddenly giggling. “As you have already known, he got freaking scared by me and he ran off for his breakthrough.”
The other two maidens laughed jovially. “Yes, because of that ‘bath tub incident’.”
Ji Yuan was smiling bitterly.
At that time he did not really feel that Xue Qianxue was really a real threat yet and he was playing along with Xia Jiajia and ‘Ling Feiyang’ as he was also curious to know what they were up to. Or rather, he was trying to flirt around Xia Jiajia. Then he had to be so clumsy as to drop into Xue Qianxue’s bath tub and even touched her on her boobs by accident. If he did not flee at that time for his breakthrough, he really cannot predict what would really happen later.
Since Xue Qianxue is an orthodox cultivator, she will likely to only target only him because he was the cause of her humiliations. It was better for him to suffer alone than causing his sect to be in trouble because of him. How the heck did he know that Xue Qianxue was only trying to get his attention back then and he had badly screwed this possible romance?
But even if Xue Qianxue was interested in him back then but what he did was quite unpardonable. So even if he knew that she was interested in him but there was still a big chance that he would be silenced to keep her honor intact.
Xue Qianxue was suddenly sighing. “A hundred years later, he had come to look for me again. But he was not exactly coming to look for me but to look for Xia Jiajia. At that time, I just want to befriend him but…”
She giggled softly. “Then things happen all of a sudden. Before I know what is happening, we are already…*chuckle*”
Ling Feiyue hummed coldly, “He really got the boldness of a lion.”
Then she was sighing heavily. “But I am not so lucky as Sister Qianxue. I had met Ji Yuan the same time as her but I got a cold treatment and bullying from him. At that time, he was only interested in Xia Jiajia and I had got no place at all in his heart.”
“Poor Sister Feiyue…” the other two maidens agreed.
“I had met him by an accident again. We got into a fight together because I thought that he was bullying someone so I challenged him to a duel just to teach him a lesson or two. After that, we got to know a little better and we even entered the Lotus Sword Mansion Trials together. At that time, I didn’t know that he is Ji Yuan but he obviously knew about my identity.”
Then Ling Feiyue was giggling. “I don’t know if the Lotus Sword Mansion Trials counted as a romance or not. He was so nice as to dedicate a poem to me at that time.”
“So lucky…” Xue Qianxue muttered.
“It is so unfair…” Little Princess was sighing enviously.
“I had thought that we were going to have a good start in our romances but after the trials had ended, he had actually broken my heart and initiated a break off with me.” Ling Feiyue was sighing hatefully. “And we didn’t even officially start our romance yet. He is too badass…”
“Sister Qianxue, you should know what happened next. He was actually going to look for you. Between the two of us, you have a more important place in his heart.” Ling Feiyue inhaled heavily.
No, this isn’t true at all. The two of you are equally important in my heart. At that time, I had thought that the two of you had a feud and I did not want to hurt you…
Ji Yuan was silently saying while sighing in his heart.
“I had never had any romance before that. At that time, my heart was really broken by him.” Ling Feiyue was suddenly melancholy as she recalled what had happened.
“Sister Feiyue, sorry.” Xue Qianxue was trying to comfort her.
“How did you end up together then?” Little Princess asked curiously.
Xue Qianxue and Ling Feiyue laughed jovially as they replied at the same time. “We trapped him on top of a desolate mountain peak and forced him to accept us at the same time…”
“Our romances with him aren’t as fantastic as the others.” Xue Qianxue chuckled.
“At least it is better than mine.” Little Princess sighed. “I have none to speak of except for the spirit jewelries that he had brought for me while we are at Mayhem Rising City…”
No, that is not true at all. We had plenty of romances in the Dream Trial. Ji Yuan righteously replied to himself.
In the meantime Bai Qianfeng nibbled on Ji Yuan’s fingers with a guilty look. She had plenty of romances with Ji Yuan inside the Dream Trial…
But all of a sudden when she had recalled that her romantic start with Ji Yuan started when he had tossed her body out of her crystal coffin, she began to bite him hard.
Qianfeng, why did you suddenly bite me so hard for?
Bai Qianfeng hummed softly as she continued to bite him hard.
Ji Yuan: …
Ji Yuan smiled bitterly; Women are so hard to understand. Just a moment ago, she is sucking sweetly on my fingers and the next moment, she is biting me hard…
It was at this moment that Ji Yuan had decided to enter the chamber practice by pretending to be clumsy as he dragged his foot.
This immediately alerted the three saintesses as they quieted down immediately.
As he entered the practice chamber, he began to grin as soon as he saw them. “I love all of you. How have you been?”
He silently said; as long as we are together, there will always be plenty of chances for romances together.
“My lord, are you alright?”
“You have recovered from your injuries?”
Ji Yuan patted his chest hard and grinned. “Yea. I have fully recovered…”
All of a sudden Little Princess had poked him hard on his chest with her fingers and he had suddenly turned ashen.
“Hmph! Liar.” Little Princess hummed.
Ji Yuan smiled weakly, “I’m really alright. This really doesn’t bother me at all. Shall we get start on the True Sacred Saint Profound Art instead? We shall let Qianfeng to instruct us. She shall be our Celestial Teacher for the next three months. Haha…”
At this moment Bai Qianfeng had also assumed her human form.
Ling Feiyue was holding on a scroll but she was smiling to Ji Yuan as she asked. “My lord. Say, who do you like the most among us?”
Ji Yuan was stunned.
This was a nuke question!
He had long anticipated that they would ask this question sooner or later but it would be in private. Therefore his answer had long been prepared and that was, “I love you the most.”
But now Ling Feiyue was asking him in front of all the others.
“Who do you like the most?” Even Xue Qianxue was looking at him with great anticipation.
Little Princess was holding her breath as she looked at him with melancholy eyes.
Ji Yuan rolled his eyes to ponder quickly. If it was the others, they would probably answer. “I love all of you equally.” This would be most brilliant standard answer that would not offend any of the maidens.
Except that he was too smart to know that it would not work because Xue Qianxue was too devilish to be fooled despite her innocent appearance. She would probably shoot him back with another question that he had not anticipated.
“So, who do you like the most?” Xue Qianxue prompted again. “You have not answered Sister Feiyue yet.”
Ji Yuan smiled weakly. I bet you must be the one that asked Feiyue to ask me this question because she is too frank and you have made used of her.
But he replied with a soft laugh, “Better not. I am afraid it will hurt everyone’s feelings.”
Xue Qianxue, Ling Feiyue and Little Princess were all saying at the same time. “We promise you we won’t be upset. Come on, please tell us!”
Ji Yuan smiled weakly, “We should begin our closed door cultivation instead…”
“No, you must tell us today!” Ling Feiyue insisted. “Or we will be upset with you.”
“Yea. Ji Yuan, you have better tell us or we will be upset with you. If you tell us, we can promise you that we won’t be angry.”
Ji Yuan replied weakly, “Alright then. Just don’t get angry…” Although he had appeared to be awkward and at a loss to reply them but this was actually merely an act; he had already prepared his answer after a quick ponder.
He pretended to sigh sadly. “It is actually Saintess Yuluo…”
This was his ultimate answer to nuke their question!
Immediately the three maidens all had watery eyes as they looked melancholy.
Ji Yuan was secretly pleased. They had all fallen for his brilliant answer.
But the three maidens were only putting on an act. If they did not then they were afraid that Ji Yuan may think that they were heartless.
Xue Qianxue suddenly lit a lovely smile, “My lord. So, beside Saintess Yuluo, who the second maiden that you love the most?”
“Quick! Tell us!” Ling Feiyue and Little Princess asked excitingly at the same time.
Ji Yuan nearly fainted from the sudden question. Xue Qianxue was really too persistent. Her question had just nuked his ultimate answer…
He rolled his eyes before answering weakly, “My mother.” He was an orphan so he had never met his mother before.
Xue Qianxue, Ling Feiyue, Little Princess: …
Xue Qianxue smiled weakly before asking shamelessly again. “What about the third maiden that you love the most?”
Ji Yuan: …
“That will be my little sister.” He was forced to reply. Yea, a little sister that I do not even know exist. Qianxue, surely you are not that thick skin to ask me a fourth time? That will be too shameless!
Xue Qianxue, Ling Feiyue, Little Princess: …
Xue Qianxue discreetly looked at her two other sisters and hinted to them with her eyes…
Little Princess smiled before asking sweetly. “My lord. What about the fourth maiden that you love the most?”
“Other than your grandmother, cousins, aunts or what whatever blood relations, who do you like the fourth most?” Xue Qianxue added with an impish smile.
“Please exclude Xiang Li as well!” Ling Feiyue added with a wry smile.
Xiang Li was startled in Ji Yuan’s soul sea as she asked silently. “Why can’t Ji Yuan love me?”
“Just include Qianxue, Feiyue, Jiajia, Yan’Er, Chengxi and I. So who do you love next?” Little Princess added with a slow smile.
Ji Yuan: …
They are too shameless! They are taking turns to ask me…
Ling Feiyue asked with a faint smile. “So is it Jiajia?”
Ji Yuan: …
Ji Yuan, Ji Yuan. Don’t fall for their bait. You must never let them know that you like Jiajia the most…
Bai Qianfeng suddenly asked with a woeful look in her eyes. “My lord, I am not in the top three?”
Ji Yuan was stunned by the sudden question that was raised by Bai Qianfeng. All of a sudden even she had joined in to question him at the same time…
“Erm…actually I love all of you equally…” He could not believe that he was actually giving the most lamest answer now.
“Surely there must be an order between us, am I right? How can it be equally?” Ling Feiyue said with some seriousness in her tone as she looked at him.
I knew it that they will say something like this! Ji Yuan bitterly smiled.
All of a sudden he was coughing blood.
“My lord, what happens to you?”
Ji Yuan smiled weakly, “I think my injuries are worse than I have expected…” He had purposely worsened his own injuries by causing his profound energies to go erratic. “I need to rest for a while…”
He had finally escaped from the questions!
“Let him rest first. When he is well enough, we can ask him again.”
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