Lin Zihan did not need anyone to tell him how valuable a single strand of soul spring was. He found it hard to believe that Xiang Shaoyun was so generously giving him a few strands for free.
"Take it." Xiang Shaoyun pushed the bottle into Lin Zihan's hand before telling Liang Zhuangmin and Hua Honglou, "Let's go. Time to leave this place."
"Haha. Yes, let's go," Liang Zhuangmin laughed. He did not feel dissatisfied just because Xiang Shaoyun had given Lin Zihan a few strands of soul spring. Instead, he felt that Xiang Shaoyun was a forthright and generous person—traits he liked in a person.
Liang Zhuangmin wanted some soul springs for himself as well, but he already had the earthstone heart. That would be enough for him to break through into the next realm. In any case, he was sure Xiang Shaoyun had more, and he would get a cut no matter what.
Lin Zihan only recovered from his shock after Xiang Shaoyun's group was far away from him. He quickly chased after them and said, "Xiang Shaoyun, I will accept this big present of yours. I don't have anything decent to give you as repayment, but I will remember this and return the favor in the future!"
"If you consider me a friend, don't mention repayment again," said Xiang Shaoyun with a wave of his hand.
He had a lot of soul spring water on him, and the few strands he gave was nothing for him. Lin Zihan was moved by that and nearly hugged Xiang Shaoyun and cried on his shoulders then and there.
Although he was confident he could enter the Skysoar Realm, it might take him a year or two, or even longer. His breakthrough would be much later than the others, and once that happened, it would be hard for him to keep up with the other geniuses.
The soul spring Xiang Shaoyun had given him solved this issue. Thus, he now considered Xiang Shaoyun his benefactor. On their way out, Hua Honglou couldn't resist looking at Xiang Shaoyun with resentment as she asked, "Why are you giving them out so generously? At the very least, you should have traded for something of equal value."
Xiang Shaoyun gave a solemn reply, "He helped me. Thus, he is worthy of receiving my help. Turning it into a transaction will change the entire flavor of the gesture."
Hua Honglou wanted to retort, but when she saw Xiang Shaoyun's serious eyes, she swallowed her words. Instead, she grumbled, "You and your ideals. I better get my share of soul springs later as well."
"Haha, both you and big brother will get your cut," said Xiang Shaoyun with a laugh.
"I knew Brother Yun wouldn't forget us," said Liang Zhuangmin gleefully.
Soon, they arrived before a shining door. They stepped through it to reach the outside world. The moment Xiang Shaoyun arrived outside, Devouring Ghost roared with laughter in his head, "Hahahahaha...I am finally out of that shitty place...hahahahaha."
Xiang Shaoyun could feel his excitement, and it filled him with grief for some reason, as if he was feeling sad on behalf of Devouring Ghost for his fate of having been trapped in there for so long.
He barely knew Devouring Ghost, so it was weird that he would feel that way. He shook his head and calmed his emotions. He then set off toward the Cloud Margin Pavilion's group with Liang Zhuangmin and Hua Honglou.
The participants could do what they wanted in the Land of Soul Springs, but out here, they must not create trouble. That was a rule set by the numerous organizations. Of course, the rule was not absolute as rule breakers would always exist.
The moment Xiang Shaoyun arrived at the outside world, he sensed numerous gazes focus on him. His feats had evidently spread out here as well. The elders had learned of what happened from their disciples.
They had never expected that an unknown kid like this would defeat the Lightning Kid, Four Divinity Swords, Wu Longfei, and Devil Fairy. That was too shocking. He was simply trampling all over his peers.
Someone with such talent was almost guaranteed to be a King in the future, and it was only a matter of time before he became an Emperor as well. A few people were rushing toward Xiang Shaoyun.
"Little bastard, are you Xiang Shaoyun?" a shout echoed in Xiang Shaoyun's ears.
Xiang Shaoyun looked at the newcomers and saw that they were riding devil blood bats. It was clear they were from the Devil Blood Society.
He frowned and said, "Where did this barking dog come from?"
He would show respect when given the same. Likewise, those showing him disrespect would receive the same from him.
"Bastard, you dare scold this King? I shall kill you!" shouted the furious Devil Blood Society elder.
At this moment, the Cloud Margin Pavilion elder arrived and said, "Devil Blood Society, are you trying to start a war here?"
No matter what, Xiang Shaoyun represented the Cloud Margin Pavilion in the Land of Soul Springs. If the elder let others kill him, it would be an embarrassment to the Cloud Margin Pavilion.
"This has nothing to do with you. Scram, or we fight!" berated the Devil Blood Society elder.
"Hmph. You are provoking someone from the Cloud Margin Pavilion, and you dare claim this has nothing to do with us? Do you think we are afraid of you?" said the elder.
"Very well. We fight," said the Devil Blood Society with a ruthless glint in his eyes.
"Hold on, what is your quarrel with Xiang Shaoyun?" asked He Luo, the other Cloud Margin Pavilion elder.
"Hmph. Are you not aware of what he had done in the Land of Soul Springs?" said the Devil Blood Society elder coldly.
"It is normal for there to be casualties when fighting for soul springs," said He Luo.
"If that is all, we will simply accept the loss. But he had actually killed our genius disciple Devil Face. This is a grudge that must be settled. Move out of the way, or we can start a war right now," said the Devil Blood Society elder.
"Haha, what a joke. So only your people can kill, but we can't fight back? Are you dumb?" sneered Hua Honglou.
Xiang Shaoyun had killed Devil Face while saving her. She naturally had to speak for him.
"That's right. If the Devil Blood Society can't accept any losses, you shouldn't have entered the Land of Soul Springs. Ohh, you want revenge for your dead? Fine, come at us," said the first Cloud Margin Pavilion elder.
"I was only planning to kill this kid, but since you insist to butt in, war it is then!" said the Devil Blood Society elder with an intense murderous intent.
Just as a fight was about to break out, He Luo berated Xiang Shaoyun, "Xiang Shaoyun, what are you waiting for? Kneel down and await your punishment! Do you want to see a war starting over you?"
"Elder He, what is this?" asked the other elder in confusion.
"I don't feel the need to make such a big ruckus over this. Just let Xiang Shaoyun kowtow to the Devil Blood Society and beg them to spare him. I believe that will be enough for the Devil Blood Society," declared He Luo bluntly.
Even the Devil Blood Society people were stunned. But they soon understood that He Luo most likely disliked Xiang Shaoyun as well. Otherwise, he wouldn't say something like that.
If Xiang Shaoyun was to kowtow to them in public, how could he face others in the future? It would likely be the end of his cultivation heart. Future advancement would be near impossible for him.
"Yes. If he kowtows and begs for forgiveness, we might spare him," the Devil Blood Society elder agreed.Previous Chapter Next Chapter