"Did I interrupt something?" asked Han Chenfei in a somewhat embarrassed manner.
Xiang Shaoyun shrugged and said, "No. Do you need anything from me?"
Han Chenfei gazed at Xiang Shaoyun with her eyes that could chill one's bones, and she said, "Can't I look for you if I don't need anything?"
Xiang Shaoyun did not know what to say. He was no idiot, and he could feel the deep feelings she had for him. However, he already had enough women by his side. It would probably be too greedy of him to make Han Chenfei his as well.
If someone else knew what he was thinking, that person would probably point at his face and curse him for being a shameless hypocrite. Which man wouldn't like to have multiple wives? Which man wouldn't like a beautiful woman?
Han Chenfei was a rare beauty. One needed to be greatly fortuitous to gain her favor. And yet here was Xiang Shaoyun, acting like he was about to reject her. He really deserved a beating.
"Do you know how scary you look when you're silent?" said Han Chenfei when she saw Xiang Shaoyun sink into silence.
From his attitude, she could see that he didn't harbor feelings for her. She couldn't help but feel saddened by it.
Xiang Shaoyun smiled and said, "Do I? Don't you think I look cool when I stay silent?"
"Yes, cool. Also cold," said Han Chenfei as she rested her head on his shoulder.
Xiang Shaoyun wanted to move away, but he eventually decided against it.
"I'm married. I also already have several women by my side," Xiang Shaoyun said frankly.
"You got married?" Han Chenfei cried out.
Xiang Shaoyun nodded honestly and said, "Yes. I even have a son. There is no need for me to lie."
"Is she Yu Caidie?" asked Han Chenfei.
"Naturally, it's not her," said Xiang Shaoyun helplessly. In truth, the woman he wanted to take as his first wife was Yu Caidie. However, the world never developed as one wished.
"Haha, that's great," said Han Chenfei as she sat back down with a smile. She then hugged his arm and rested her head on his shoulder, looking rather joyful.
Xiang Shaoyun was confused. He asked, "Did you hit your head somewhere?"
Shouldn't she be sad? Why does she look happier?
"You're the one who had hit your head somewhere," said Han Chenfei.
"Why are you so happy? Are you giving me your earnest blessings?" asked Xiang Shaoyun.
"Of course. May you live happily ever after with your wife," said Han Chenfei.
Xiang Shaoyun was completely speechless. He felt like Han Chenfei should let go of him. He was someone with a wife. Shouldn't she be repulsed by him? Why did it seem like she found him even more attractive now? Even with the Light of Wisdom, Xiang Shaoyun couldn’t understand women.
All this while, Han Chenfei had regarded Yu Caidie as her greatest competitor because Xiang Shaoyun had expressed that she was his woman a long time ago. Thus, she felt great knowing that Yu Caidie was ultimately not his first wife. The reasoning behind her thinking was something few could understand.
She did not spend too much time with him. After all, he still needed to visit Tang Zhan with Tang Longfei. As the Devil Hunting Expedition's organizer, Tang Zhan would definitely have something to say to them.
Xiang Shaoyun and Tang Longfei arrived at an ancient building, Tang Zhan's temporary residence. It was absolutely difficult for one to have a residence like this in the fort. As Bloodsin City's long-time governor, Tang Zhan naturally had an extraordinary status at the fort. Thus, it wasn't surprising that he had one such residence here.
"I wasn't qualified to enter this place before. Thanks to you, I finally get to visit," joked Tang Longfei.
"What nonsense is that? If you really wanted to enter, Uncle Tang wouldn't stop you," said Xiang Shaoyun.
But immediately after he spoke, an armored guard stopped them and said, "This is a restricted zone. Random individuals are not allowed to enter. Those who disobey are to be killed."
The guard was the expert in charge of watching over the residence. Each guard exuded an austere aura of bloodlust that chilled one's body.
Tang Longfei shivered slightly and said, "Lord governor summoned us. I'm his son, Tang Longfei. Please inform him of our arrival."
"So it's Mr. Tang. You may enter. The governor told us about your arrival," said the guard as he immediately withdrew his killing intent and moved aside.
Only then did Xiang Shaoyun believe that this was Tang Longfei's first time here. The two stepped inside and found the building covered in formations. One wrong step could result in death.
A tiny pathway appeared before them. It led to a stone door. Apart from the path and the door, everything else looked indistinct and blurry. Even the senses of Xiang Shaoyun's saint soul didn't work here.
He thought, This fort is really extraordinary. Perhaps I would have reached the very peak of cultivation by the time I figured out the secret behind this place.
Soon, the two stood before the stone door. The door opened by itself, revealing an entirely different scene. A serene and elegant courtyard was beyond the door. Numerous rarely seen plants were growing everywhere. Ancient trees dotted the landscape, emanating intoxicating spiritual energy. This place was completely unaffected by the devilish energy that pervaded the fort. Both Xiang Shaoyun and Tang Longfei were greatly shocked.
"What a good place! The old man has actually been hogging this place for himself! How hateful!" said Tang Longfei.
"Yes, this is a nice place. But with your strength, you won't be able to truly appreciate it. It would be a waste to let you have it," Tang Zhan's voice rang out.
He was seated before a stone table in the courtyard, currently brewing a pot of tea. He looked like he had been waiting for them.
"What are you talking about, old man? We're not weak anymore," said Tang Longfei indignantly.
Tang Zhan ignored him and asked Xiang Shaoyun, "Shaoyun, do you know why I said that?"
Xiang Shaoyun smiled and replied, "This is a place isolated from the outside world with spatial power. Here, one can comprehend the profundity of space. Generally, one can only sense this power after reaching the Heaven Battling Realm. Everyone else wouldn't be able to sense anything here. It would indeed be a waste."
Tang Zhan raised his brow before looking at Tang Longfei and saying, "Listen to that. He already understood the intricacy of this place, and you're still completely clueless. It truly is infuriating when comparisons are made."
"Old man, you shouldn't belittle your son like this. Shaoyun is a freak. We shouldn't compare ourselves with him," said Tang Longfei bitterly.Previous Chapter Next Chapter