The one who spoke was none other than Ye Tianlong who held a prejudice against Xiang Shaoyun. The current Ye Tianlong was no longer a seventh-stage Astral Realm cultivator. He had entered the eighth stage. It was clear this was an advancement he gained after going out on a trip to temper himself.
This time, he wasn't here just to create trouble for Xiang Shaoyun. Rather, he had always had a crush on Chen Xin. Unfortunately, his feeling was a one-sided one. Now that he saw Chen Xin having a meal with Xiang Shaoyun, he lost control in his fury.
"Who on earth are you? I don't even know you," Chen Xin glanced at Ye Tianlong and said coldly.
Ye Tianlong had called her name so affectionately only to be told she did not know him. This was akin to a slap on his face, and it felt horrible.
"Xin Xin...are you really treating me like this?" Ye Tianlong said gloomily.
"Please, I told you I don't know you. Can you stop calling me so affectionately? You're giving me goosebumps," Chen Xin said with disgust on her face.
"Senior Brother Ye, she obviously doesn't care about you at all," said an underling of Ye Tianlong.
That immediately infuriated Ye Tianlong, and Ye Tianlong directed his anger at Xiang Shaoyun, who was busy eating. He said, "You! Come here! I am challenging you to a duel!"
Xiang Shaoyun ignored him and continued eating.
"Are you sick? Who are you to challenge him?" Chen Xin said unhappily.
Lu Xiaoqing also spoke. "Shifting your anger on someone else after you fly into rage out of humiliation. What an unreasonable person."
"Are you still a man? Why are you hiding behind women?" Ye Tianlong ignored the two and continued provoking Xiang Shaoyun.
This time, Xiang Shaoyun reacted. He dug his ear and said, "Where did this annoying, noisy fly come from?"
His words further infuriated Ye Tianlong. Ye Tianlong lost his reason from rage, and he flipped the table.
"Who is causing trouble here? Are you tired of living?" a gloomy voice suddenly rang out.
Ye Tianlong was about to attack when he heard the voice. He quickly stopped and took a deep breath, no longer daring to attack. He was aware that fighting was prohibited in this restaurant. Those who disobeyed would suffer grave consequences.
"Wait, you're scared so easily? How boring," Xiang Shaoyun said with contempt.
Ye Tianlong clenched his fists tightly and howled, "Xiang Shaoyun, I challenge you!"
"Are you sure?" Xiang Shaoyun asked while picking his teeth lazily.
"Yes. I, Ye Tianlong, challenge you!" Ye Tianlong repeated solemnly.
"You are challenging me?" Xiang Shaoyun suddenly stood up and asked loudly. His voice rumbled like a sudden clap of thunder; his presence rose to a new height, causing even the souls of the people around him to shake.
Ye Tianlong sensed an incorporeal force pressing down upon him, forcing him to take a step back. He stuttered, "I-I—"
"You are challenging me?
"You are challenging me?
"You are challenging me?"
Not waiting Ye Tianlong to finish his words, Xiang Shaoyun shouted three more times; his voice grew louder and louder while his presence of a king unfurled out of his body. Faint projections of a dragon and a tiger formed around him, suppressing Ye Tianlong with an incomparable pressure.
The gluttonous young man from earlier had suddenly transformed into a majestic king, making one feel like kneeling obediently before him. As for Ye Tianlong who was directly before Xiang Shaoyun, he had an illusion that a dragon and a tiger were pouncing toward him.
His mental barrier collapsed as he quickly retreated. In his hurry to retreat, he crashed into the table behind him. Fortunately, it was an empty table so nobody else was affected.
"Is someone like you even worthy of challenging me? Go back to your mother's womb and cultivate 100 years before you come again," Xiang Shaoyun said mercilessly.
Ye Tianlong had an extremely unsightly expression, and for some reason, he seemed incapable of making any sound with his mouth at all. He had a sensation that he was facing a cultivator whose cultivation level was far beyond his. The suffocating sensation was similar to when he encountered a King Realm cultivator.
He was not the only one feeling this way. The people around them felt the same, and everyone sank into silence, not daring to make a sound. As for Lu Xiaoqing and Chen Xin, they stared blankly at Xiang Shaoyun with twinkling eyes.
The word heroic was no longer sufficient to depict the current Xiang Shaoyun. He seemed to possess a boundless charm that could attract women of all ages.
"Just piss off and stop disturbing my meal." Xiang Shaoyun withdrew the pressure and waved his hand nonchalantly, not even bothering to even give Ye Tianlong a glance. He resumed his eating, and he did not forget to invite the two girls as well, "What are you blanking out for? Come, eat. Don't worry, I can afford to pay."
"Shaoyun, let me give you a toast," Chen Xin offered.
When Lu Xiaoqing noticed the odd look in her senior sister's eyes, she immediately felt a sense of crisis. She started regretting her action of bringing her senior sister along.
"Come, come, let's drink!" Xiang Shaoyun said indifferently and started drinking. He wasn't exactly an alcoholic, but he still felt like life would be dull without liquor. Thus, the two women started eating and drinking. Although they weren't shoving food down their throats like him, they had eased up considerably compared to when they had initially come.
As for Ye Tianlong, he left gloomily. But before he could even leave the restaurant, the restaurant’s overseer stopped him and demanded that he pay for the damages done to the table and chairs.
Of course, paying for some table and chairs was nothing for him. But he still felt extremely insulted.
Xiang Shaoyun, I won't forget this! Ye Tianlong roared inwardly.
In the Martial Hall Palace, he was considered a genius as well. His strength had always been at the forefront of the disciples; he was loved by many elders and admired by many disciples. One could say that Xiang Shaoyun had completely trampled his dignity.
More importantly, he also assumed that Chen Xin was now in an intimate relationship with Xiang Shaoyun, which he couldn't accept. Thus, he now regarded Xiang Shaoyun as his enemy.
Xiang Shaoyun was aware how badly he had trampled upon Ye Tianlong's dignity, adding another person to his list of enemies. But he did not care. In his eyes, a person like Ye Tianlong was not even worthy of his attention. After the meal was over, he took his leave and went to the Medicine Hall. He needed to make some preparations for his trip to the Hundred Beast Mountain Range.
At the Medicine Hall, Xiang Shaoyun acted like the place was his home and started picking what he needed. The overseer merely pretended he didn't see anything. Xiang Shaoyun had a unique status in the Martial Hall Palace where he was free to take any resource he needed. So long as he exercised moderation, he would be allowed to take all he wanted.
But this time, Xiang Shaoyun had picked the greatest treasure of the Medicine Hall, shocking even the overseer.
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