After beating the man in gold into retreat, Xiang Shaoyun did not push on. He transformed into a gust of wind and dashed into the residence. He was worried that something had happened to Tuoba Wan'er. Why else would someone intercept him?
He recalled his capture when he had left the Holy Hall, and he became even more worried at the possibility that something had also changed in the Holy Hall. The three Sovereigns watched on as Xiang Shaoyun left. All three of them were in a sorry state, and their eyes were filled with disbelief.
"Is the holy son-in-law really a third-stage Soul Foundation Realm cultivator?" asked the woman in white helplessly.
"I doubt so. More like he has the same cultivation level as us," said the man in black.
The man in gold sank into thought before saying, "The holy son-in-law is a freak. The likes of us can't compare to him. Otherwise, the hall master wouldn't have sent all three of us to stop him. He is indeed only a third-stage Soul Foundation Realm cultivator, but his ability to punch above his class is astounding."
Both the woman in white and the man in black were shocked speechless. When Xiang Shaoyun charged into the residence, he scanned all directions with his senses. When he found nothing, he charged in Tuoba Wan'er's direction.
But before he could reach the room, the hall master transmitted, "Kid, come to the courtyard."
Xiang Shaoyun heaved a breath of relief when he heard the hall master's voice. He went through the corridor and headed to the courtyard. The hall master was alone there. Tuoba Wan'er and her baby were nowhere to be seen.
"Greetings, Grandpa," saluted Xiang Shaoyun.
"Speak. Why were you gone for so long?" asked the hall master indifferently.
Xiang Shaoyun was able to see that the hall master was unhappy. He did not hide anything and gave the hall master a short version of all that had happened since his departure from the Holy Hall.
He emphasized his capture, letting the hall master know that someone in the Holy Hall was probably thinking of revolting.
He had learned from Xiang Youjing that the Holy Hall's third and fifth elders were the culprits who had tried to get him killed. He had also learned that the fifth elder was the one who had captured him then.
The third and fifth elders were trying to rope in the Xiang Clan and expand their influence in the Holy Hall. They hoped that the Holy Hall could leave seclusion and take charge of their very own territory in the outside world.
Xiang Shaoyun exposed everything despite having reconciled with the Xiang Clan because he was still angry with the third and fifth elders. Furthermore, the two had completely disregarded the hall master by going behind the hall master's back to attempt to kill the holy son-in-law the hall master himself had acknowledged. If they could attempt such a thing, nobody knew if they could go further and try to snatch the hall master's position one day.
The hall master's face turned gloomy.
"I had thought that they merely had some disagreements with the first elder. Turns out they're actually so audacious. They deserve death!" said the hall master coldly. He vanished into thin air, but his voice still came, "Whatever business you have, spend some time with Wan'er and your child."
Xiang Shaoyun naturally wouldn't dare disobey and hurriedly rushed to Tuoba Wan'er's room. He was now sure that Tuoba Wan'er had safely given birth to their child. He greatly longed to see his own child.
He already knew he had a child, but now that he was finally going to meet his child, indescribable nervousness welled within him. He wondered about his child's gender and how his child looked.
The nearer he got to the room, the more nervous and expectant he became. This feeling was even more intense than the feeling of obtaining some profound battle technique or high-tier herb.
A few maids were standing guard outside the room. When they saw Xiang Shaoyun, they hurriedly saluted him. He waved them away and opened the door. The scene of Tuoba Wan'er humming to a baby in a cradle entered his eyes. After giving birth, Tuoba Wan'er seemed slightly more voluptuous than before and looked more attractive. She exuded the grace and bearing of a young married woman.
When she saw Xiang Shaoyun, an incomparably blissful smile formed on her face, and warmth filled the entire room. As for the child in the cradle, he was supposed to be asleep, but he suddenly started crying.
The crisp voice resounded in the room, and Xiang Shaoyun trembled upon hearing it. He hurriedly rushed forward. A baby wrapped in a bundle with only a pink and tender face showing entered his eyes. The baby was crying loudly and waving his tiny hands incessantly.
"Why are you crying? Come on now, stop crying," Xiang Shaoyun panicked. He had never taken care of a child before and could only stand there nervously.
"Hehe, you're so silly," said Tuoba Wan'er with a laugh. She lifted the baby and coaxed him. "Don't cry, darling. It's your father. He has returned. Be good for your father."
It was never easy to coax a baby. The baby continued crying loudly, leaving Tuoba Wan'er no other choice but to breastfeed him. For some reason, the baby continued crying.
"What is going on? Feng'er has always been good. Why is he so restless today?" asked Tuoba Wan'er, who was becoming nervous.
Xiang Shaoyun said, "Here, Wan'er. Let me give it a try."
Tuoba Wan'er couldn't think of anything else, so she carefully placed the baby in Xiang Shaoyun's arms, worried that Xiang Shaoyun would accidentally drop him.
"Be gentle. Don't be so stiff, or he won't feel comfortable," Tuoba Wan'er nagged.
Xiang Shaoyun nodded and received the baby. An indescribable emotion welled within him. The instant the baby was placed in Xiang Shaoyun's arms, he actually stopped crying. He gazed at Xiang Shaoyun with a pair of bright eyes, his eyes brimming with innocence and curiosity.
"S-so this is my child?" Xiang Shaoyun muttered, becoming emotional.
In his past life, Xiang Dingtian was without a child. One could say that this was his first child in two lifetimes. It was understandable why he was emotional.
"Whose child could he be if not yours?" said Tuoba Wan'er.
"Haha, this overlord finally has a descendant!" Xiang Shaoyun roared with laughter.
He then lifted the baby up, scaring Tuoba Wan'er so much that she tried to take the baby back. She was worried that Xiang Shaoyun would accidentally drop the baby. However, the baby actually started laughing alongside his father.Previous Chapter Next Chapter