Han Chenfei followed Xiang Shaoyun's gaze and saw the departing figure. Her lips curved into a smug smile. Xiang Shaoyun wanted to give chase, but Han Chenfei hugged his arms tightly, and he couldn't bring himself to shake her off.
He rubbed his nose and thought, Well, the misunderstanding is going to be quite big this time.
The departing figure was none other than Yu Caidie. Xiang Shaoyun did not get to see her face, but he was sure that it was her. That was what his feelings for her over two lifetimes told him. He wouldn't be wrong. With him being the center of attention, he felt somewhat uneasy. He hurriedly brought the Overlord Legion away and looked for a place to start drinking.
As for Zhan Wushuang, he was still standing there in disbelief. It would take him a long time to recover from his shock. He had been undefeated among his peers since young. Fighting those above his realm was like taking a stroll in the park for him. He had never suffered such a thorough defeat in the hands of someone in the same realm.
As for Xia Yunxi, she was glad that she had escaped this calamity. However, there was no joy in her heart, and the sense of regret deepened. She wondered if she would still betray him if she could turn back time.
That day, the numerous Overlord Legion members tried to get Xiang Shaoyun drunk. If it wasn't for his cultivation being far beyond theirs, he would have become dead drunk.
"Overlord, you're finally back. We missed you," said a woman earnestly.
The others agreed, "Yeah, Overlord. With your return, our Overlord Legion will definitely be unequaled. Nobody can stop our march."
They spoke one after another, hoping that Xiang Shaoyun would return to the academy and train alongside them, charging toward the higher realms of cultivation together. Xiang Shaoyun could sense their sincerity, and his heart was filled with warmth. Alas, there were things that couldn't be changed.
After spending about half a day with all of them, he finally found some time to chat with Ouyang Chuanqi alone. Ouyang Chuanqi had caught up with Zhan Wushuang in terms of cultivation. As a third-stage Soul Foundation Realm cultivator, his name in the top-10 disciples was unshakeable.
In the academy, his popularity was no less than Zhan Wushuang's. After all, not only was he strong, but he was also handsome and charming.
"It has been a few years. I had thought that I would be able to get closer to you, but the gap between us has instead grown," said Ouyang Chuanqi with a smile.
"Just accept your fate. You won't get a chance," said Xiang Shaoyun.
"Shit. Why do you need to be so honest? That is very hurtful," said Ouyang Chuanqi.
Xiang Shaoyun spread his hands and said, "I have no choice. You insist on competing against me. That's you looking to break your confidence yourself. I am destined to be the strongest man in the dominion one day."
Ouyang Chuanqi seemed defeated as he said, "Fine, you're right. I won't compete with a monster like you anymore. However, you shouldn't look down on the hidden monsters of the many organizations either. They are not to be underestimated."
"You're referring to those tier-8 and above organizations?" asked Xiang Shaoyun.
Ouyang Chuanqi nodded. "That's right. Apart from the four academies, many super organizations also have their trump cards hidden. Some aren't even willing to send the best of their young to the four academies. Instead, they are teaching them themselves. Those prodigies can advance as fast as the four academies' disciples. I heard that many organizations have released their hidden monsters for this Devil Hunting Expedition to have those young geniuses temper themselves."
Xiang Shaoyun understood that Ouyang Chuanqi was trying to remind him to not be careless. There were a lot of powerful freaks in the world.
"It takes a lot for one to be taken so seriously by you. Looks like I need to watch out," said Xiang Shaoyun.
"By the way, you need to watch out for one person from our academy as well. That fellow is called Situ Dilin. I heard that this fellow is old bastard Situ's adopted son. He had appeared once in the academy with a mask on his face. He gives off a familiar feeling as the Di Lin that you killed. His combat prowess is terrifying, and even Baili Yixiao acknowledges that Situ Dilin is an opponent difficult to best," said Ouyang Chuanqi.
Xiang Shaoyun narrowed his eyes and said, "There's one such person?"
"Yes. His appearance had caused an uproar in the academy. But that fellow has gone missing after his first appearance. I believe he will be participating in this Devil Hunting Expedition as well. Watch out for him. After all, he also has Di Lin in his name, so the two might be related," said Ouyang Chuanqi.
"Thank you for the reminder. Whatever his name, if he dares provoke me, I'll teach him respect. I won't mind killing another son of Situ Mingyu," said Xiang Shaoyun murderously.
Back then, he had personally beheaded Di Lin. If it wasn't for that, he would have suspected that this Situ Dilin was the same Di Lin.
"Alright, let's stop talking about all that. You can decide on the arrangements of our brothers and sisters. It's better if we don't all move together in the Devil Domain, or we will easily attract too many devils and some super powerful devils. We need to be careful," said Ouyang Chuanqi.
Xiang Shaoyun gave it some thought and said, "You're right. After all these years, you know the Legion better than me. You'll take charge of the arrangements. I won't mess around."
"You saw it yourself. Everyone acknowledges you as the leader. Whatever your arrangements are, nobody would refuse," said Ouyang Chuanqi. He did not mind handing out the leadership.
However, Xiang Shaoyun insisted on rejecting it. Ouyang Chuanqi might not mind, but that would still affect his prestige. After all, Xiang Shaoyun himself was no longer a Dragon Phoenix Academy disciple.
When Ouyang Chuanqi saw that Xiang Shaoyun was firmly refusing, he didn't push it. After a while, Han Chenfei appeared and interrupted their conversation.
"Why are two grown-ass men hanging out here with arms around each other's shoulders? Are you not afraid of being laughed at?" said Han Chenfei as she bounced over with her hands clasped behind her.
In truth, she knew that the two were discussing serious business. She had been too embarrassed to interrupt them. But when the conversation dragged on, she grew impatient and decided to come over. She herself had a lot of things to tell Xiang Shaoyun.
"Haha, you're right. Others might misunderstand us if they saw us together like this. I need to get away from you. This concerns my reputation," said Ouyang Chuanqi as he retreated tactfully, giving Han Chenfei some time alone with Xiang Shaoyun.
It wouldn't be proper for Xiang Shaoyun to say anything, so he could only watch Ouyang Chuanqi leave.Previous Chapter Next Chapter