"Senior brother, you're here!" Xiang Shaoyun greeted Zi Changhe and Wang Zhenchuan warmly. When he saw Wang Zhenchuan, he knew Wang Zhenchuan had successfully passed Zi Changhe's test to officially become his disciple.
"This disciple greets the martial uncle," Wang Zhenchuan stepped forth and saluted Xiang Shaoyun before Zi Changhe could even say anything.
Xiang Shaoyun smiled and said, "Hehe, what a fine martial nephew. I knew you could pass my senior brother's test."
He could see that Wang Zhenchuan had already reached fourth-stage Astral Realm, reaching the level required by Zi Changhe. But he did not understand why Wang Zhenchuan was still at this level. After all, he had gifted Wang Zhenchuan some Earth Star Spring water as well. But no matter what, Wang Zhenchuan was now his martial nephew. He did not need to get too fixated on that issue.
"Zhenchuan is really quite a fine young man. Be sure to take good care of him on my behalf in the future," Zi Changhe said with a gratified expression.
"Don't worry. As his martial uncle, who would I take care of if not him?" Xiang Shaoyun slapped his chest and promised.
"By the way, I heard from Elder Zhen Peng that you are looking for a cultivation spot where lightning congregates. Is that so?" Zi Changhe asked.
Xiang Shaoyun nodded. "Yes. Do you know a place like that, senior brother?"
Zi Changhe nodded. "Um. There is such a place in the Hundred Beast Mountain Range. But that is also the territory of the lightning condors. It won't be that easy to reach."
"Where is it? I will go there immediately." Xiang Shaoyun was overjoyed.
He had the lightning bone within his body, a bone unique to only the Xiang Clan. It was capable of creating innate lightning, and if he could find a spot where lightning congregated, he would definitely be able to further grow his lightning bone. That would help him greatly increase his combat power. That was why he was in such a rush to find a place where lightning gathered.
"If it was in the past, I would definitely not tell you. It’s a place even Transformation Realm cultivators will be hard-pressed to survive. But with Elder Zhen Peng protecting you, I will tell you where it is. Also, I am going to bask in your glory and come along to cultivate there as well," Zi Changhe said. After a slight pause, he continued, "When are you leaving? I'll lead you there."
"Let's rest up today and leave tomorrow," Xiang Shaoyun said.
"Sure, I'll come look for you tomorrow," Zi Changhe said. He then left with Wang Zhenchuan, but after a few steps, he stopped and turned around. "My master might be visiting the Martial Hall Palace soon. Do you want to meet him?"
"Oh? We'll see. If the timing is right, I naturally have to pay my senior brother's master a formal visit," Xiang Shaoyun answered after hesitating slightly.
Xiang Shaoyun was very careful in his choice of words, using "senior brother's master" to make it clear that the senior brother's master was not his master. Zi Changhe was not a clueless child. Thus, he understood the implication behind the choice of words. A bitter smile formed on his face as he said, "Ok. Got it."
Xiang Shaoyun had a mysterious origin, and even though Zi Changhe's master was a King Realm cultivator, Xiang Shaoyun might still not pay him much heed. His previous action of accepting a disciple on behalf of his master was now akin to a joke.
After Zi Changhe left with Wang Zhenchuan, Xiang Shaoyun washed himself. When he looked at the pile of dirty laundry waiting to be washed, he smiled bitterly. "Looks like I need to get a maid to help with stuff like this."
At this thought, Lu Xiaoqing and Gong Qinyin surfaced in his mind.
"Lu Xiaoqing is quite suited to be a maid, but unfortunately, she is too stubborn. As for that crazy woman, hehe, it sure would be nice if I can turn her into my maid," Xiang Shaoyun mused.
If the other disciples of Martial Hall Palace heard that, they would probably turn crazy from fury. Of the two, one was a youthful and pretty young lady while the other was their number one goddess. Now, they were mere maid candidates? That was unacceptable!
Xiang Shaoyun left his residence and started looking for Xia Liuhui and Lu Xiaoqing, preparing to have a meal with them. But he found that Xia Liuhui was in a secluded cultivation session. Thus, he moved on to Lu Xiaoqing's place instead.
But this time, Lu Xiaoqing did not come meet him alone. She brought Chen Xin along as well. Xiang Shaoyun did not mind having an additional beauty eating with him. Having an additional beauty would only make the experience even more pleasant.
"Hey, so do you mind this beauty freeloading some food off you?" Chen Xin asked in a carefree manner.
"You're most welcomed, big sister fairy. This is an honor most people wouldn't even have the chance to enjoy," Xiang Shaoyun laughed heartily.
"Hmph. You sweet talker, are you not afraid that Junior Sister Lu will get jealous?" Chen Xin glared at him.
"Who's going to be jealous?" Lu Xiaoqing argued bashfully.
"Rather than wasting time being jealous, you should spend more time eating. Look at how skinny you got. You have been cultivating too hard recently. A woman can't be too skinny. You need to maintain your curves," Xiang Shaoyun said. He sensed Lu Xiaoqing's strength was growing rapidly. She was truly cultivating very hard. And because of that, he felt somewhat guilty. He could already imagine how much his eventual departure would break her heart.
When Xiang Shaoyun arrived at the restaurant chatting happily with two great beauties, many disciples looked at him enviously. He brought them straight to the upper floor where only personal disciples could enter.
The food and drinks served there were not something the lower floor could compare to. Apart from top-quality liquor, demonic beast meats were also served here. For a cultivator, demonic beast meats were a great replenishment of vitality.
Xiang Shaoyun now had an immeasurable amount of points. Thus, he could freely order anything he wanted. Before long, the table was filled with delicacies and fine liquors.
"Why did you order so much? Won't it be a waste if we can't finish?" Lu Xiaoqing asked, her heart aching at the thought of the price of the food here. She knew the food here could only be paid for using points, and every single point was extremely hard to get. She was feeling the pain on behalf of Xiang Shaoyun's wallet.
"Yo, you're not even married to him yet. Why are you feeling all heartache for his money? What a fine young lady you are. That certain young man must be careful to not miss out on such a fine young lady," Chen Xin said, shooting Xiang Shaoyun a glance.
"It won't be a waste. In fact, I'm not sure if this much food is even enough. Come, a toast to the two beauties. May your beauty last eternally," Xiang Shaoyun toasted the two beauties and acted as if he hadn’t heard Chen Xin's words.
That toast worked beautifully to shift their attention.
After a few drinks, Xiang Shaoyun shoved food down his throat without a care for the two beauties by his side. He was still in a phase of rapid growth. Thus, his capacity for food was extremely large. The two women smiled gently as they looked at him. The current Xiang Shaoyun looked very adorable to them.
Suddenly, some less than tactful person walked over and berated, "Xin Xin, why are you eating with a coarse person like this? Come, join me instead."Previous Chapter Next Chapter