Chapter 372: Empty

Cross-dresser! That was an absolutely graceless way to address someone. When Dong Ziwan heard it, she behaved like a cat whose tail had been stepped on. Her entire body shuddered, and her dagger dropped from her hand. She raised her head, her eyes radiating joy, as she stared at the golden dot coming from a distance.

The golden dot grew larger as it approached and finally revealed itself to be a massive gold serpentine crocodile emanating a boundless and dreadful demonic aura. A young man was standing on the gold serpentine crocodile emperor, and on his handsome face was a smile that was both charming and warm. It was a smile capable of making any maiden's heart flutter, and Dong Ziwan was no exception. 

She had never expected to see Xiang Shaoyun here. She rubbed her eyes and muttered, "Am I dreaming?"

This place was quite far from the Cloud Margin City, and Xiang Shaoyun's timing was too much of a coincidence. Thus, his arrival had caught her completely by surprise. She felt like the heavens were really being kind to her, but she also started worrying if she would bring disaster to him.

When Wu Lai saw Xiang Shaoyun, excitement covered his face as he said, "It's that kid! H-he is actually standing on a Demon Emperor! Young lady, you're safe now!"

Wu Lai was an eighth-stage Skysoar Realm cultivator and thus had much sharper senses than Dong Ziwan, who currently had too many thoughts in her mind to think straight anyway. The Kings from the Tai and Xing Clans were still not aware of what was going on. They had no idea who that "cross-dresser" referred to.

Xing Mo was a person with a bad temper. He couldn't help but turn around, look at Xiang Shaoyun, and scold, "Where did this piece of trash come from? Get out of my face right now, or you will regret it."

Xiang Shaoyun shot him a nonchalant glance before telling Jin Wo, "Eat him."

With a sinister glint in Jin Wo's eyes, a dreadful serpentine tongue shot out of his mouth like a chain and instantly caught Xing Mo. The tongue moved incredibly fast, crossing a kilometer in a flash.

"Xing Mo, watch out!" Only now did the Kings beside Xing Mo realize what was happening, and they cried out in alarm. Unfortunately, they were too late. Xing Mo was already being pulled straight into Jin Wo's mouth.

"Ahhhh!" He cried out in fear and struggled incessantly. But before a Demon Emperor, his struggles were pointless. Just like that, he entered Jin Wo's mouth.

Crunch! Crunch!

As Jin Wo chewed, the dreadful and piercing sounds of bones being crushed rang out. The people from the two clans paled in fear as they finally realized that the gold serpentine crocodile might not be someone they could contend against.

"It's a Demon Emperor! Flee!" shouted a ninth-stage Skysoar Realm expert from the Tai Clan. He then dragged Tai Mo and fled.

The others also started fleeing. But how would Xiang Shaoyun let them escape? He barked a command, "Kill the strongest of them and leave a few weaker ones for me. They will be my target practice."

"Yes, your highness," said Jin Wo with a look of bloodlust on his face.

He was a demonic beast, and it was only natural for him to thirst for blood. He flew forward with his massive body, his boundless demonic aura spreading everywhere, his limbs shooting out in multiple different directions. Instantly, a few Skysoar Realm experts were crushed into clouds of blood, and blood rained from the sky. Only Tai Kang and two other Skysoar Realm cultivators were still alive, and they were all scared out of their wits.

"Move again and die," Jin Wo threatened. They no longer dared to move, and they stood still as they looked at Xiang Shaoyun and Jin Wo fearfully.

"W-who are you, sir? I-I am the second young master of the Tai Clan from the Five Denseforest Cities. We have more than 10 Emperors in our clan...," Tai Kang stuttered his background to them.

But Xiang Shaoyun completely ignored him and said to Jin Wo, "Watch over them. I am going to catch up with an old friend."

He then flew away from Jin Wo and landed before Dong Ziwan. With a smile, he said, "Long time no see. How have you been?"

Dong Ziwan's eyes were fixed on Xiang Shaoyun. A layer of mist covered them, slowly forming droplets of tears that then dripped down her cheeks.

When Xiang Shaoyun saw her tearing up, he quickly stepped forward. "Hey, cross-dresser, I know I had arrived just in time, but you don't have to be so touched, right?"

"You are the cross-dresser! Your entire family is the cross-dresser!" Dong Ziwan shouted back indignantly before rushing forward and punching Xiang Shaoyun in anger. He stood there and let Dong Ziwan do as she wished.

Bang! Bang!

Dong Ziwan's gentle fists rained down on Xiang Shaoyun, but it did not seem like she was actually trying to hurt him. Rather, she behaved more like a playful lover. After a while, when she saw Xiang Shaoyun smiling, she blushed and said, "You annoying bastard! The only thing you ever do is bully me!"

She then stepped on Xiang Shaoyun's foot.

"Arrrghhh!" Xiang Shaoyun cried out miserably, shocking Dong Ziwan.

She quickly apologized, "S-sorry, I-I used too much strength accidentally!"

Both Dong Ziwan and Xiang Shaoyun were now Skysoar Realm cultivators, and they were not even fresh Skysoar Realm cultivators. They were both at least in the second stage. It had been less than two years, and she had actually reached this level from late-stage Transformation Realm. She had quite a monstrous talent in cultivation, it would seem.

"Haha, just kidding," Xiang Shaoyun laughed.

For some reason, each time he was with Dong Ziwan, he had the urge to tease her. In his heart, she was already a good friend.

Dong Ziwan transformed into a furious lioness again and roared in Xiang Shaoyun's face, "Overlord Xiang, you are so annoying!" 

Back then, Dong Ziwan had been dressed up as a man when she had met Xiang Shaoyun. They had drunk together, and Xiang Shaoyun had also given her a fake name. Even until now, she still knew him as Overlord Xiang.

Xiang Shaoyun flinched slightly before shifting the topic, "What do you plan to do with them?"

Dong Ziwan turned her head to look at Tai Kang and the others. An anxious look surfaced on her face as she said, "I want you to spare one of them. He is the second young master of the Tai Clan. Since they are making a move against my Dong Clan, we might be able to use him as leverage against the Tai Clan."

"Since that is the case, I will spare his worthless life. But he still needs to suffer some," said Xiang Shaoyun with a nod. He turned to look at Wu Lai and asked, "Are you the one who had once saved me outside Cloud Margin City?"

About a year and a half ago, when Xiang Shaoyun, Gong Qinyin, and the others had gone to the Flame Mountain to look for the millennium earthcore fire, a King from the Wen Clan had attempted to kill him. Someone had saved him during the crucial moment, and he had never known who that mysterious savior was. But now that he saw Wu Lai again, a sense of familiarity hit him, resulting in him guessing that Wu Lai was the one who had helped him.

Wu Lai answered, "Yes, but I only did that to repay you for protecting the young lady."

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