Xiang Shaoyun felt his self-esteem be damaged by Lady Shura's words. He had always seen himself as an extraordinary individual. Most of the time, he was the one to be rained with love confessions while remaining completely unmoved. He felt rather humiliated when Lady Shura said that he was not good enough for her.
It provoked his pride, and he said coldly, "I admit I am no match for you right now. But who am I? Even if you are an Emperor, I won't need long to surpass you. At that time, you will feel that you yourself are not good enough for me."
Lady Shura looked at the confident expression on Xiang Shaoyun with complicated emotions. After a slight hesitation, she said, "If you can surpass me in five years, I will willingly be your woman. Of course, we still need the sect master's approval. My life belongs to the sect master."
"Five years? That's too long. I only need three years. If I can't surpass you in three years, you can do anything you want to me," said Xiang Shaoyun confidently.
"Those are your own words. Don't forget it!" Lady Shura said.
"Of course. Ok, we're done for now. Take me out of this place," said Xiang Shaoyun with a nod.
A woman like Lady Shura was extremely rare. She was no breathtaking beauty, but she was still exotic. Xiang Shaoyun did not wish to see her in the embrace of some other man.
Lady Shura led Xiang Shaoyun out of the main hall and said, "You can stay in the sect and cultivate here. It will be much safer than staying with the Skeleton Gang. We have received information that the Noxious Blood Gang is going to make a move on them soon. The leader of Noxious Blood Gang has just broken through recently and is now a Sovereign."
"They really dare to do so?" Xiang Shaoyun asked gloomily.
The leader of the Noxious Blood Gang was now a Soul Foundation Realm expert. If he really attacked, the Skeleton Gang would be in trouble. Xiang Shaoyun knew the three Skeletons had a team battle technique that could help them fight a Sovereign when fighting together, but that was far from enough.
"Don't worry. I will get someone to spread some rumors to delay the Noxious Blood Gang for a bit. But I don't know how long they will stay scared. You are better off just staying here. It will be much safer," advised Lady Shura.
Xiang Shaoyun hesitated for a bit before saying, "Please give the Noxious Blood Gang a warning for me. I only need some time. Before long, they will no longer have the courage to attack."
Lady Shura looked at Xiang Shaoyun in astonishment, not knowing what his source of confidence was.
"Fine." Lady Shura was not one to hesitate, and she agreed immediately. She then took out something and said, "This is the sect's emergency signal. When you're in danger, release it and help will come immediately."
Xiang Shaoyun accepted the signal. Shortly after, he left the Ghostface Sect. Since he was still injured, Lady Shura escorted him back. But as soon as they left the territory of the Ghostface Sect, a mount stopped before them and blocked their path.
"Lady Shura, who is he? He dares walk side by side with you?" questioned the person seated on the mount furiously.
When Xiang Shaoyun looked over, he saw a handsome young man mounted on a golden-eyed leopard. The young man was glaring at him angrily. He looked to be about 27 or 28 years old. He was dressed in a gold outfit with a dragon-shaped sword hanging on his back. Everything about him was dazzling and eye-catching.
This young man was none other than Su Jun the Golden Dragon Sword, a young man equally famous to Lady Shura. He was a genius who had comprehended sword intent, a disciple of the Dragon Society.
Lady Shura had her mask on all the time. Since nobody knew how she looked, she did not have many pursuers. But this Su Jun was one of them. A lot of people had asked Su Jun why he would like someone like her. He answered that only a woman as strong as Lady Shura was good enough for him. There was also something about her that gave him an urge to conquer her. He trusted his instincts and concluded that she was definitely a breathtaking beauty and vowed to make her his lover.
One ought to admit that Su Jun had good taste. Unfortunately, Lady Shura had been avoiding him and had not reciprocated his feelings. The Dragon Society was a renowned tier-7 organization at the Soaring Dragon Province, and they also had a powerful branch at the Bloodsin City. Su Jun was one of their young geniuses with countless followers. Even though Lady Shura had been ignoring him, he still wasn't angry. However, he would not let any other man near her.
Lady Shura looked at him coldly and replied, "This is none of your business."
Generally, organizations that viewed themselves as one of the righteous forces such as the Dragon Society looked down upon organizations such as the Ghostface Sect, which they viewed as an evil or sinister organization. Because of that, Lady Shura never had a good opinion of those from the so-called righteous forces.
"Lady Shura, you know how I feel about you. I won't let any man lay hands on you," declared Su Jun solemnly. He then yelled at Xiang Shaoyun, "I don't care who you are. Step away from Lady Shura now or die."
"He is the honored guest of the Ghostface Sect. If you dare touch him, our sect will not spare you," warned Lady Shura sharply.
"Oh, he's a guest of your sect?" Su Jun said with a look of relief. He then spoke to Xiang Shaoyun again, "Kid, I don't care who you are. You are no longer allowed to get near Lady Shura. Otherwise, this city will be your grave."
Xiang Shaoyun narrowed his eyes and asked, "What if I claim that she is my woman? Are you going to kill me now?"
"Audacious!" Su Jun snapped. A boundless aura surged out of him and pressed down on Xiang Shaoyun.
Lady Shura immediately stepped in front of Xiang Shaoyun and said, "Su Jun, watch it!"
"I see now. Looks like you are really turning a blind eye to my feelings for you," said Su Jun with a look of indignation. He then shouted to Xiang Shaoyun, "I refuse to believe she will be able to protect you forever. Watch out!"
He then turned and left with his golden-eyed leopard. Xiang Shaoyun stared at Su Jun's departing back and smiled. "So this is one of those overconfident geniuses?"
"Scared?" Lady Shura asked.
"Hehe, you should feel happy for him. He is lucky he left. If he had dared to attack, I might not necessarily be the one to die," said Xiang Shaoyun with a sneer.
Lady Shura couldn't understand why Xiang Shaoyun was still so confident. She did not voice her curiosity and continued escorting him back to the Skeleton Gang.
Inwardly, Xiang Shaoyun mused, Looks like I have gotten a new enemy out of the blue. Well, I really need to grow faster. Otherwise, everyone will think they can bully me because of my cultivation level.
The two soon arrived at the Skeleton Gang headquarters. When the Skeleton Gang people saw Lady Shura, they all grew nervous. And when they saw Xiang Shaoyun returning with her, their anxiousness was replaced with confusion.
Before Lady Shura left, Xiang Shaoyun said solemnly, "During the next three years, make sure to cultivate hard. Don't let me surpass you so easily. You are a woman I have vowed to make mine."
"I'll be waiting for you. If you can't surpass me in three years, I will kill you myself," said Lady Shura before she left.Previous Chapter Next Chapter