Lu Xiaoqing had been injured by Li Xuemeng. Although the injury wasn't fatal, it was still rather serious. Fortunately, Zi Changhe treated her in time, allowing her to recover without much trouble. After she woke up, she was incredibly worried about Xiang Shaoyun. After all, even after the Martial Hall Palace sent out a huge search party, they still failed to locate Xiang Shaoyun and the kidnapper. That was worrying.
"Junior sister, look who's here to visit," Chen Xin said the moment she arrived outside Lu Xiaoqing's room with Xiang Shaoyun. Lu Xiaoqing walked out of the room, her face still pale. When she noticed Xiang Shaoyun, tears dripped from her eyes.
"Ahhh, girl, don't cry. You look ugly when crying!" Xiang Shaoyun was as flippant with his words as ever. In the past, whenever he said something like that, Lu Xiaoqing would be furious. But this time, she pounced on him instead.
"Wuuu...wuuu...I was so worried about you!" Lu Xiaoqing wailed in Xiang Shaoyun's arms.
Huh? What's with this? The excessive reaction stunned Xiang Shaoyun. He had never expected that Lu Xiaoqing would act this way. It was completely different than what he had expected.
"What a lucky guy. Remember to treat my junior sister well in the future." Chen Xin glared at Xiang Shaoyun before swaggering away. Xiang Shaoyun felt even more awkward after hearing that.
He patted Lu Xiaoqing’s shoulder and said, "Lu Xiaoqing, are you still asleep or something? Wake up!" Inwardly, he muttered to himself, Shit, she's taking advantage of me!
In truth, they hadn't known each other for that long. At most, he only considered her a good friend.
Why was she hugging me under broad daylight? A man and a woman should not touch before marriage!
"No, my mind is clear. Shaoyun, I-I've fallen in love with you!" Lu Xiaoqing dug her face into Xiang Shaoyun's chest and wrapped her arms tightly around him as she confessed to him.
Xiang Shaoyun felt his mind go blank.
"I-is this a joke?" Xiang Shaoyun asked. He was definitely not here to pick up girls. He was only here so that he could have a place to cultivate in peace. As for a romantic relationship, he hadn't even considered it. In any case, he only saw Lu Xiaoqing as a good friend, and he had no romantic feelings for her.
Lu Xiaoqing slowly released Xiang Shaoyun and gazed straight into his eyes. "Will I joke about something like this? D-do you n-not like me?"
Xiang Shaoyun did not know how to answer.
"I have always thought of you as a close friend. I have never seen you romantically," Xiang Shaoyun answered honestly.
"No, I don't want to merely be your friend. I want to be your other half. Didn't you say that I'm pretty? Were you saying that just for fun?" Lu Xiaoqing said stubbornly.
Shit! I really did say that just for fun! Xiang Shaoyun inwardly cursed.
Lu Xiaoqing was certainly a beauty, but Xiang Shaoyun had seen too many beauties, each of them with an extraordinary bearing. In comparison, Lu Xiaoqing seemed bland.
"Lu Xiaoqing, listen to me. I am a person with a blood feud, and my only goal is to reach the King Realm or an even higher realm as soon as possible. Only then will I be able to take my revenge. Before that, I have no interest in romance. This is no time for me to be distracted by something else. Do you understand?" Xiang Shaoyun said seriously.
"You're not lying?" Lu Xiaoqing asked.
"I swear! May lightning strike me if this is a lie!" Xiang Shaoyun swore.
Suddenly, the sky turned dark, and thunder rumbled, scaring Xiang Shaoyun shitless.
"Shit! I really wasn't lying!" Xiang Shaoyun shouted.
"Fine. I can bear that burden with you. I am willing to work hard with you, to one day reach the King Realm and get revenge with you!" Lu Xiaoqing, grabbing Xiang Shaoyun’s hands, said with agitation. She really did look like she was prepared to give her entire being to Xiang Shaoyun. A woman was indeed unstoppable when she fell in love.
At this point, Xiang Shaoyun no longer knew what to say. His heart would always be soft when it came to his friends, and he couldn't bring himself to be too harsh with the truth. Nevertheless, he was still a quick-witted person. He quickly said, "Lu Xiaoqing, I am very touched, but if you really do love me, you have to prove it with your actions. How about this...if one day your cultivation level catches up to mine, I will let you be my woman. I have a five-star physique with a bright future ahead of me. I can't allow my woman to be too weak either. What do you think?"
Lu Xiaoqing was rather simple minded, and she found his words reasonable. She therefore nodded. "Ok! Those are your own words! When I catch up to you, we will be together, and we will take your revenge together!"
"Um. I am now at the fourth-stage Astral Realm. You need to continue working hard. Otherwise, our gap will only widen," Xiang Shaoyun said.
"No, that won't happen. I will catch up to you!" Lu Xiaoqing vowed solemnly before landing a peck on Xiang Shaoyun's cheek. Then, she released him, turned around, entered her room, and shut the door. Everything she had done earlier were things she would never do usually. Thus, she was too embarrassed to continue facing Xiang Shaoyun.
Xiang Shaoyun merely rubbed his face with a bitter smile, his heart filled with melancholy. Unfortunately, there were some things he just couldn't accept. If this was in the past, he wouldn't mind fooling around with her. But he was now a different person. He had to be responsible for himself and the people around him. He did not want to hurt her.
"Rest well. I'm leaving," Xiang Shaoyun said and left.
But he had barely left when Chen Xin came out from a certain corner and said, "Brat, you dare take advantage of my junior sister! I'll tell my master!"
"Impudent. Your master is my senior sister. So I am your martial uncle," Xiang Shaoyun said with a solemn look on his face.
When Chen Xin saw Xiang Shaoyun's serious display, she immediately felt guilty and said, "I-I did not intend any disrespect!"
"Haha! I was just kidding!" Xiang Shaoyun roared with laughter. He continued, "Advise your junior sister to leave me. I am not a good person."
Right after saying that, Xiang Shaoyun stepped forth toward Chen Xin, as if he was going to molest her.
"If you come one step closer, I will crush your balls!" Chen Xin said fiercely. Her threat frightened Xiang Shaoyun so much he felt a chill enveloping his lower body for no apparent reason. He quickly fled.
"Fine, you win!" Xiang Shaoyun did not forget to stop and shout with his thumb raised before he continued fleeing.
"Haha, of course. Don't forget who I am," Chen Xin laughed smugly. Chen Xin might seem playful here, but that should never mislead someone. She was in fact one of the top 10 disciples in the Martial Hall Palace.Previous Chapter Next Chapter