Chapter 574: Concern

“The second prince?!”

Bai Yunfei exclaimed in surprise. “Shen Yirou is the wife of the second prince?!”

“Wife?” Wu Yang laughed at his reaction, “No, that’s not it. She hasn’t become his wife yet. But I don’t think they’re too far away from being married. My second brother loves her, and he’s never felt so strongly about any other girl before Shen Yirou. They might have a lukewarm relationship right now since my brother hasn’t initiated anything, but everyone knows sooner or later Shen Yirou will marry him.”

“Oh? Is that so?” Bai Yunfei remarked, he hadn’t thought that Shen Yirou was in fact the person Wu Zhuo took a liking to. And….they had such a ‘pure’ love like that? To have a woman like Shen Yirou tolerate such a type of relationship like that while having such thoughts. It seemed that Wu Zhuo was a romantic.

Bai Yunfei walked into one of the craftings caves with his students gathered in front of him. He took out the Lightningfire Cauldron and placed it onto the ground. “Today I’ll be demonstrating and explaining the crafting process with the most basic of fire manipulation. With your talent and control over elemental fire, I’m sure you’ll all pick it up fairly quick. Your cauldrons aren’t half-bad either. Pay attention to what I say, if you all pick up on my words, you’ll all be able to quickly learn how to craft a soul armament. They’ll be low in quality at first, but that’s just how it is. Crafting higher grade soul armaments will come later.”

With another wave of his hand, Bai Yunfei had several dozen materials float out from his ring and in front of him. “Today I’ll craft a few low-human tier soul armaments. Take a good look….”

With the basics of how to craft already instilled in the students, it didn’t take much for Bai Yunfei teach them the harder things. He was teaching geniuses that soaked up everything he said like a sponge, making it even easier to teach. In time, Bai Yunfei’s crafting cave was filled with warmth from the elemental fire dancing in his Lightningfire Cauldron. With each step on the way, Bai Yunfei explained the finer details of it and in great clarity.

The sun was starting to descend from the skies when Bai Yunfei finished up class. How fast time had gone by….

    ……

After finishing up class for the day, Bai Yunfei reminded them about class next week and told each of the students to go back and think over what they had learned today.

Later that night, he, Zheng Kai, Huang Bin, and others all met together to celebrate their newfound freedom. Everyone was excited and merry as they ate and drank in the Hundred Aliments, and it took a good while before Bai Yunfei and them left the establishment to return home slightly intoxicated, even with their soulforce aiding their bodies.

Since this group of four was the first he met in his age group in the Capital, and that he was already good friends with Zheng Kai, Bai Yunfei found it easy to talk with the other three and fit in with the group. Knowing a bit more about them as a person, Bai Yunfei was able to become friends with each of the four. And even for someone who usually disliked drinking wine like Bai Yunfei found himself drinking more than usual today.

After they returned to Zheng manor, Bai Yunfei had the servants bring up some hot water for him to take a bath in. After his bath, he reclined back onto his soft bed. Rather than train, Bai Yunfei opted to stare up at the ceiling in thought.

He was thinking about the situation today with Shen Yirou.

It wasn’t as though the beautiful woman had been constantly stuck in his mind. What really was stuck was the moment where he ‘lost’ himself.

“At that time…..the thought I shouldn’t have been thinking came out…..it felt like I couldn’t stifle my emotions.”

He couldn’t deny it. Back when he first met Shen Yirou, he had a thought he normally wouldn’t have. Although she was amazingly beautiful, the thoughts that popped into Bai Yunfei’s mind had occurred without him wanting it to as if he was being tempted by an outside force.

The reason why such a situation occurred was simple to Bai Yunfei. It was because of his damaged soul.

The inability to control his emotions wasn’t limited to just anger. The other emotions would be affected as well.

“Seems like this will be an even bigger problem than I originally thought! I have to hurry and fix this, or else it’ll be like living everyday with a bomb. I won’t ever know when it’ll go off, and if I’m not careful, then I’ll make a mistake that I can’t fix!”

Bai Yunfei raised his left hand to look at the Charm Bracelet on his wrist in concern.

Today’s events had saw to him accidentally activating the Charm Bracelet to add to his charm and almost influenced Shen Yirou to a certain degree. If not for her willpower, there might’ve been a great deal of trouble.

The ‘Charm’ attribute that the Charm Bracelet bolstered was something Bai Yunfei now had a good deal of understanding about. The ‘Charm’ it talked about could be made equivalent to ‘attractiveness’, or ‘personality’. And from today’s events, it had a strange effect on those of the opposite gender.

If he activated the Charm Bracelet, then his appeal would be enhanced to those of the opposite sex. They would have a better opinion of him and potentially lower their guard.

For many males, this would’ve been a ‘power’ they all yearned for. But for Bai Yunfei, he felt this was a very troublesome side-effect and intentionally blocked off the bracelet ability to strengthen his charm.

He had already had one person in his heart. He didn’t need to have any other emotions for anyone else.

Bai Yunfei’s eyes flickered to the Yun’s Soul Ring at the very thought of the said person, a faint smile appearing on his face. He could almost feel her warm presence standing in front of her, giving him a sense of calm and nerves both at the same time.

It had been a great deal of time since he left the Crafting School….how was she now?

    ……

The next morning, Bai Yunfei decided to go look at the place the First Prince gave him. Calling up Zheng Kai, the both of them went over to it on North Seventh Street.

With the address given to them by the prince, it didn’t take long for the two to arrive at the right place. Looking up, the two of them were stunned by the sight in front of them….

According to what Wu Ren had said, the house he gave Bai Yunfei wouldn’t be ‘very big’, but at a glance….his description was extremely modest!

Standing in front of Bai Yunfei and Zheng Kai was a large manor with gates that was no different to the ones that might stand in front of the more richer families. All that was missing here were the two stone lions that’d normally stand guard over other homes. The walls that extended away from the gates reached another hundred or so meters before leading inwards. Within the walls, five separate buildings stood inside with a courtyard.

Based on the area and buildings alone, a dozen people could live here without a problem.

“He’s definitely the First Prince if he can gift a house like this so easily.” Bai Yunfei shook his head. Now that he thought about it, living in a place as big as this by himself seemed like a bit of a waste. And the other problem was….with such a huge area to this place, it’d make cleaning a pain!

He didn’t want to find any servants at first, but it really did seem necessary now to find a few servants and maids to come clean this place.

Noticing the look on his face, Zheng Kai laughed, “Haha, Yunfei. Why don’t I hire some servants for you. They can help you clean so you don’t have to.”

Bai Yunfei nodded, “In that case….thank you.”

The two walked into the place to give it a look around. With a promise from Zheng Kai to have some people come over and clean the place, he and Bai Yunfei left the premises to walk around the street.

Bai Yunfei came to a stop a short while later to point at a building not too far away, “Eh? Isn’t that the teahouse of uncle Dan Teng?”

At the corner of the street stood a simple two-storied building. On the top of the building was a name plate with three words carved into it.

Soothing Heart Teahouse

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