Chapter 622: A Shadow (Ninth)

Later that night on South Eleventh Street.

Bai Yunfei took Xiao Qi with them as he walked down the hustling street. The exciting things on the sides of the roads took his interest with how several stores were selling strange things he had never seen before.

He had just been eating from a restaurant not too long ago. Since he never explored this part of the city before, Bai Yunfei was surprisingly expectant to see what it offered.

As for Zheng Kai and the others, they were all still in that restaurant drinking and eating with Du Shaokong and his group.

The fight had ended a little unexpectedly earlier that afternoon. Everyone had ended up becoming friends with one another, laughing and chatting with great excitement. Even the one with the most hostility towards Chen Qiantan, Zhao Jianzhang, had forgotten completely about his grudge when he found out Chen Qiantan had a fiancee. After that was cleared up, the two of them became as thick as thieves.

Their cravings to fight had been filled, so the group adjourned for the day to have supper with everyone that night to get to know each other better.

Cheng Xin had some matters to take care of and left earlier than the others. When he left, Bai Yunfei was very sure that Zheng Kai had a cold smirk on his face.

He hadn’t been able to fit into the conversations everyone was having and decided to stick out from it. In the end, Bai Yunfei figured it best to leave the restaurant first since he couldn’t take part. Telling Zheng Kai that he was going for a stroll, Bai Yunfei left for his home.

Zheng Kai knew that it wasn’t in Bai Yunfei’s nature to enjoy these type of social gatherings and didn’t try to convince him otherwise.

Now that he was out from the restaurant, Bai Yunfei strolled aimlessly around the Capital. Since he was acquaintance with the southern parts, Bai Yunfei simply walked where many people were walking towards through several streets to get to one of the night markets.

But how was he going to return home? If worse came to shove….he could fly home since the air had no complicated terrain to take care of….

He bought several accessories to be upgraded later from a jewelry store on the way.

    ……

Bai Yunfei reached the dead end of the street he was on and turned the corner onto a small alleyway when he raised an eyebrow. At the same time, he felt a streak of wind fly overhead.

“Whoosh!!”

A cat-like shadow came tumbling down the nearby alleyway wall and landed gracefully onto the ground. Two moments later, it disappeared down the intersection and to the right side of the street.

His movements had been swift, almost swift enough for Bai Yunfei to not clearly see it move. But with his soulsense, he was able to see that the motions had been very cat like and almost impossible to see who it was.

Another two moments later, Bai Yunfei perked his ears as he realized the shadow had been a Soul Warrior in strength. But his movements were beyond anything a Soul Warrior could do, even his soulforce was similar to that of a Soul Sprite.

But his aura was a little frantic. It seemed as though he was...trying to escape?

As suspicious Bai Yunfei was, he wasn’t suspicious enough to chase after the shadow. With a small quirk of his lips, Bai Yunfei walked onto the intersection and perked his head right.

It was only a good ten meters before this road would meet a dead end. Furthermore, the dead end looked extremely dirty as though no one had bothered cleaning it for a very long time with all the junk that was laid there.

Bai Yunfei had only wanted to look once over, but then he gave a double-take in confusion at what he saw.

From the dark parts of the alleyway in the jumble of junk, Bai Yunfei saw...a pair of eyes.

When Bai Yunfei looked over, the pair of eyes hidden in the junk looked back at Bai Yunfei. The owner of the pair of eyes looked startled and frantic for a moment before looking down to disappear in the pile of junk.

This person had to be the shadow that passed by him before. Bai Yunfei was surprised—not by the fact that someone was hiding in the pile of trash—but the fact that he couldn’t sense him!

He hadn’t been intentionally looking for the person, but Bai Yunfei’s soulsense shouldn’t have been unable to sense him!

He had the perception of a late-stage Soul Exalt. So how could he not be surprised at the fact that he couldn’t sense a Soul Warrior?

It was only after Bai Yunfei focused his soulsense that he realized the soulforce of the hiding person was extremely stealthy, but not through ordinary means. It was like hiding one’s presence by holding one’s breath rather than using a hiding technique, so that in itself was very surprising to see.

This type of hiding was extremely dependent on the person’s individual skill and being able to blend in with their environment. Neither a commoner nor person stronger than this person would be able to sense the person in hiding. And perhaps it was more appropriate to say that his presence was extremely low enough to have people ignore him entirely.

This type of situation wasn’t unlike that of the Walk-on Strawhat….

While Bai Yunfei was feeling confused about the situation, several hurried footsteps soon came rushing down the alleyway and interrupted his thoughts. Turning around, he felt four distinctive auras come close to him.

“F*ck, how fast can that brat run! I didn’t even see him move!”

“He has to be close! He can’t have run far—just keep running, we’ll find him!”

“Of course we’ll find him! The vice-boss was killed by him, but we’ll be dead too if we don’t bring him back!”

“F*ck! That brat was only a late-stage Soul Warrior, how the f*ck did he kill an early-stage Soul Sprite like the vice-boss?! What an evil brat, we can’t split up, or we’ll never find him!”

Their words had snapped Bai Yunfei out from his thoughts. As he turned around, he saw four people come racing towards him and come to a stop at the intersection.

“F*ck! Where’d he go!?”

One of the men cried out as he scanned the area. When he saw Bai Yunfei, he immediately spoke, “Hey kid! Did you see a small kid in black robes come running by here? Where’d he go?!”

Bai Yunfei raised an eyebrow, his eyes wandering secretively to the right for a moment. A pair of pleading eyes looked back at him.

This interaction was unnoticed by the four men as Bai Yunfei looked back to the four. “Oh, are you talking about a frail but cat-like kid in black?”

The eyes of the four men widened with delight. “That’s him!! Tell me, where’d he run off to? I’m warning you, we’re from the Sand Wolves, if you lie to us, we’ll skin you!”

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