Xiang Shaoyun had a decent background. As someone born in a tier-7 sect, he once lived a glorious life.
However, with one glance, he could see how extraordinary the horses were. They were at least Demon Emperors, and they could move at high speed. They also looked extremely majestic. Due to their extraordinary bloodline, their breed was the favorite mount of many royalties and nobilities.
With the sheer number of people in this group and the luxurious carriage, it was obvious how high the woman's status was.
Old Urchin mocked, "The carriage sure looks bright and neat, but it's far inferior to my donkey carriage."
The old donkey joined in, "I can send these cute little horses flying with one kick. Young lady, you should just keep using my carriage."
The mocking of the geezer and the donkey caused the captain's face to turn unsightly, but he did not dare to flare up. He knew about this pair. They had always been unbridled, and he was still not qualified to show off in front of them.
"Let it be, Grandpa Urchin. You two are tired as well. I'll just use their carriage," the woman alleviated the guards' awkwardness.
She then boarded the newly arrived carriage. Meanwhile, Xiang Shaoyun was trying to leave stealthily. However, a guard suddenly blocked his path.
"Brother, I am merely passing by. This has nothing to do with me. Please move aside," said Xiang Shaoyun with a polite smile.
"Captain, there is someone here. How do we deal with him?" asked the guard without even giving Xiang Shaoyun as much as a glance.
Before Ning Pengcheng could say anything, the woman said, "Release him. He is merely passing by."
"Let him go," said Ning Pengcheng with a wave of his hand.
The guard stepped aside, allowing Xiang Shaoyun to leave.
At this time, Old Urchin shouted, "Kid, remember that you owe my young lady for the favor she had shown you. Don't forget this!"
When Xiang Shaoyun heard him, his face turned ghastly as he cursed inwardly, This old fellow is trying to frame me!
That woman had already said that he was a passerby, but now, the old geezer was claiming that he owed the woman for her favor. Wasn't that the same as telling these guards he had a special relationship with the woman?
Xiang Shaoyun could see that they were no pushovers, and he could also see how much they treasured the young woman. Perhaps the old geezer's words might implicate him.
Since obtaining the Light of Wisdom, the depth of Xiang Shaoyun's thinking had increased greatly. He had not imagined that Old Urchin would actually set him up just as he was about to leave. He was forced to quicken his pace, afraid that the guards would turn on him.
With Xiang Shaoyun's speed, when he tried to leave, he moved at the speed of a regular Sovereign. No Emperor could match his pace. And sure enough, after he left, several people chased after him. They were all Emperors, with one peak Emperor among them. To chase someone with Xiang Shaoyun's cultivation level, this was quite an overkill. However, it wasn't long before they completely lost sight of Xiang Shaoyun.
"Head, he seems to have vanished," someone reported to the peak Emperor.
"Continue looking for him. With his strength, he won't be able to flee quickly. He is most definitely hiding underneath the sand," said the peak Emperor.
They started carpet-searching the area for Xiang Shaoyun. Alas, he was already far away from them. No matter how they searched, they would not be able to find him. These people are indeed harboring bad intentions, thought Xiang Shaoyun after he sensed them with his Nether Soul Domain.
He did not dare to stay behind and continued leaving at top speed. He was afraid that Old Urchin would also come looking for him, or the group would send some other experts after him. At that time, fleeing would be much harder.
After fleeing for a long distance and confirming that nobody was behind him, Xiang Shaoyun finally stopped.
"This is still the Desert of Despair. Apart from bandits, why is there such a group of people? Is the Desert of Despair much more complicated than I'd thought?" Xiang Shaoyun muttered to himself.
"Kid, you're a frog in a well," an ethereal voice suddenly drifted into Xiang Shaoyun's ears.
He jumped from fright and scanned his surroundings to find no one. However, he knew who the newcomer was.
"Senior Urchin, please don't scare a timid person like me," said Xiang Shaoyun with a sullen face.
Right after saying that, a person mounted on a donkey appeared right in front of him. He even wondered if there was a problem with his vision. Just earlier, he was sure there was no one in front of him. Thus, his reaction was understandable when someone suddenly appeared. He also concluded that Old Urchin was probably far stronger than he had thought.
"Senior Urchin, do you still need anything?" Xiang Shaoyun asked cautiously.
"Nothing. I simply couldn't bear to part with you, kid," said Old Urchin as he studied Xiang Shaoyun mockingly.
"Oh. How can this insignificant kid worry you, senior?" said Xiang Shaoyun, who was starting to have a bad feeling.
He was sure nothing good would come out of this.
"Ok. I won't bother beating around the bush. From now on, you're my attendant. Come with me," Old Urchin finally made his intention clear.
"That's not proper, right?" Xiang Shaoyun replied, his face ghastly.
"What? You're unwilling?" Old Urchin glared at him.
"I'm a disciple of Dragon Phoenix Academy—" Xiang Shaoyun tried to explain, but Old Urchin waved his hand and interrupted him. Old Urchin said, "Don't bother using the Dragon Phoenix Academy's name. I'm not scared of them. Even if you're unwilling, you will be my attendant. Old donkey, move out."
At that command, a crude carriage suddenly appeared behind the old donkey.
Old Urchin dragged Xiang Shaoyun onto the carriage and pushed him down before saying, "Here, take my bamboo pole. First, familiarize yourself with the Great Donkey Driving Technique."
Xiang Shaoyun asked sullenly, "Senior Urchin, an attendant doesn't need to learn donkey driving, right?
"How can that be? Do you want me to drive you around? I have been driving this old donkey my whole life. It's about time I start enjoying life," said Old Urchin as he went inside the carriage.
The old donkey was enraged. "What is the meaning of this, Old Urchin? If you dislike me, just let me go! Do you think I like being with an old bastard like you?"
"Wow, you're angry just because of that? Sure, go, go if you want," said Old Urchin indifferently as he lounged in the carriage.
"Old Urchin, if you don't make yourself clear, I won't leave!" the old donkey was stubborn.
"Kid, what are you waiting for? Whip his rear. He will definitely start moving," said Old Urchin as he gave Xiang Shaoyun a kick.
"You dare?" shouted the old donkey.
Xiang Shaoyun raised the bamboo pole sullenly, not knowing what to do. He did not dare to provoke either of these two geezers.Previous Chapter Next Chapter