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Chu Wuwei quickly settled the remaining aftermath and prioritised the rebuilding of the Emperor Star Academy.
The ultimate winner of this fight for royal authority actually landed in the hands of Chu Wuwei, the weakest out of all the forces that contended for power. From this, one could see how capable Chu Wuwei was, his remarkable achievements causing the citizens of Chu to feel gratified in their hearts.
Over at the Emperor Star Academy, Qin Wentian looked upon the various buildings that were being rebuilt, rising from the ground. The Emperor Star Academy restarted their recruitment for new students, as the previous batch of students returned, gradually regaining their glory of the past.
“I thought I would never see this day come again in my lifetime. Who would have thought that day would come so fast.” Ren Qianxing stood beside Qin Wentian, as hints of happiness could be seen in his eyes. Naturally, he was exceptionally happy to witness the revival of the Emperor Star Academy.
“The Emperor Star Academy will be just like what we were in the past, the number one academy in Chu.” Qin Wentian smiled, as he stared at the prospective new students, their still childish faces reminded him of himself from back then.
“I’ve never doubted Chu Wuwei. He is different from Chu Tianjiao, and so Chu will definitely have a more prosperous future in his hands,” Ren Qianxing mumbled as he continued in a low voice, “Sadly, my adopted father won't have the chance to witness this. The Nine Mystical Palace… I don’t even know whether my father is alive or dead now. I, Ren Qianxing, am too useless.”
The adopted father in his speech, was naturally referring to the Headmaster of the Emperor Star Academy, Diyi.
“Nothing will happen to the Headmaster. One day, I will storm the Nine Mystical Palace.” Qin Wentian’s gaze turned sharp. If it were not for the support from the Ouyang Clan and Greencloud Pavilion, Qin Wentian knew that with his current power, he would still be helpless to stop the Nine Mystical Palace from doing what they wanted.
“I believe you.” Ren Qianxing smiled. Qin Wentian’s talent was monstrous, yet his character was just.
He once misjudged Luo Tianya, but this time around, he knew his judgement was right.
“Wentian.” A voice drifted over from behind. Mustang, Luo Huan and Fan Le had arrived.
“Teacher, Sister Luo Huan.” Qin Wentian smiled.
“What are your plans in the future?” Mustang looked at Qin Wentian as he asked.
“I’m planning to roam the Grand Xia Empire.” After the storm in Chu had concluded, he wanted to roam the vast world, tempering himself with the experience gained.
“Do you want to bring me along, your lovely sister Luo Huan?” Luo Huan giggled, her personality was as though it had reverted back to how it was in the past, before Mountain’s death.
“Why not? I couldn’t ask for anything more if I had a great beauty like Senior Sister accompanying me on my journey.” Qin Wentian grinned.
“You are getting better and better at sweet-talking.” Luo Huan rolled her eyes, “I’m kidding, even if I tagged along with you, I would only be a burden. I plan to stay here first, and only leave after a period of time.”
“Okay. What about you, Fatty?” Qin Wentian turned to Fan Le.
“Me?” Fan Le squinted his eyes and stated somewhat depressedly, “Initially I wanted to roam the world with you, but the distance between our talents are too far apart. Forget it, I think I’ll stick with our beautiful Senior Sister.”
“…” Qin Wentian stared at the ‘serious’ expression on Fan Le’s face as he went speechless. Even if he wanted to tag along with beautiful girls, he could at least find a better excuse right…?
“Did I say you are welcome to stick to me?” Luo Huan laughed, causing Fan Le’s straight face to turn crestfallen.
“Forget it, I can only suffer and follow him instead.” Fan Le cast a glance at Qin Wentian, as he sighed helplessly, and Qin Wentian didn’t know whether to laugh or cry at Fatty’s antics.
In reality, Fan Le’s talent wasn’t bad at all. Following the events where Qin Wentian saved Mustang and Luo Huan from their imprisonment, he realised that Fan Le had already broken through to Yuanfu. Luo Huan teased Fan Le, asking him whether the reason behind his breakthrough was due to her? Fan Le honestly replied with his customary sweet tongue, saying that even in his dreams, he wanted to save Luo Huan, and thus he ‘accidentally’ broke through to Yuanfu.
Fan Le was the first friend Qin Wentian had made when he stepped into the Royal Capital. Without a doubt, both of them would give their lives for each other. He naturally hoped that Fan Le would be able to roam the world with him. To be honest, other than being a little horny and extremely shameless, Fan Le had no other flaws.
“Would you be interested in practicing cultivation with the Greencloud Pavilion?” At this moment, a silhouette walked over. A slender looking woman with a beautiful countenance and dignified demeanor appeared; this was none other than Qian Mengyu.
Qian Mengyu smiled at Qin Wentian, extending an invitation to him.
Qin Wentian was grateful for all the support he received from the Greencloud Pavilion this time around. He had already forgotten about the unhappy matters that had occurred in the refinement grounds. However, he had no wish to join any transcendent powers this soon and thus, he couldn’t possibly agree and accept Qian Mengyu’s invitation.
“I want to travel on my own for now, roaming the Grand Xia Empire, seeing the world outside. I will decide again in the future as to which of the transcendent powers I want to join.” Qin Wentian smiled.
“Haha, fine. When you wish to join any transcendent powers, you have to remember to consider my Greencloud Pavilion, okay? After all, I’m the first to extend the invitation to you.” Qian Mengyu smiled back. There was no longer any hints of superiority in her tone or actions. She had already considered Qin Wentian as someone who had the same status as her.
“I definitely will.” Qin Wentian laughed as he nodded.
“Since this is the case, I shall bid farewell first. Let’s meet if we have the chance to, in the future.” Qian Mengyu smiled gently, it was time for her to leave as well.
“There will certainly be a chance in the future. At that time don’t pretend you don’t know me, the stray wandering cultivator,” Qin Wentian joked as he laughed.
Qian Mengyu departed, and gazing at her back view, Fan Le lamented, “Why is it always you that has such amazing luck with women?”
Fatty shook his head dispiritedly, leaving the area as though he suffered from some psychological impact, causing Qin Wentian to be speechless.
Some time after the departure of those from the Greencloud Pavilion, Ouyang Kuangsheng also bade his farewell. After all, the reason he came to Chu was to look for Qin Wentian, and now that the matter in the Dark Forest was soon coming to an end, it was about time that he left.
However, he believed that he was definitely fated to meet with Qin Wentian in the future.
Mo Qingcheng had always been monitoring the news from the Royal Capital, and only upon knowing the conclusion did her heart calm down.
She felt really happy in her heart, happy for Qin Wentian. She heard that he easily defeated Luo Qianqiu, who was at the second level of Yuanfu, and also tyrannically suppressed Chu Tianjiao in an overwhelming manner. Such impressive combat prowess caused Mo Qingcheng to be filled with anticipation regarding Qin Wentian’s future.
As Mo Qingcheng was filled with her own worries in monitoring the situation of Chu, old man Mo was worrying about when she would leave to join the Pill Emperor Hall. As for matters regarding Chu, he had no interest in them at all. He had seen too many things when roaming the world, how could he put matters of a small Chu Country in his heart. So what if Qin Wentian was victorious in everything? So what if he his talent was above average? In the end, he achieved what he had achieved due to the efforts of others. What could he accomplish on his own?
Old Mo sat frowning in a pavilion, feeling extremely depressed in his heart. Earlier, Bai Fei came over and told him that if Mo Qingcheng continued delaying her decision, and refused to return with them, she would definitely report this to her teacher.
“Old Mo, you don’t need to be too worried. I think Qingcheng is waiting for Qin Wentian to leave Chu before she would bear to leave. Why not just give her a few more days?” Hua Xiaoyun sat opposite to Old Mo, smiling at him.
“This lass is too outrageous.” Old Mo felt even more infuriated upon hearing Hua Xiaoyun’s words. “Why the hell is she so obsessed with Qin Wentian?”
“Well, Qingcheng is still young after all, and she didn’t really have the opportunity to interact with many people. I’m sure her thinking will change after her stint in the Grand Xia Empire,” Hua Xiaoyun consoled.
“Maybe.” Old man Mo sighed, “Xiaoyun, you should interact more with Qingcheng. Although her personality is a little stubborn, her character is really good. You shouldn’t be too bothered about what happened previously.”
“No problem, how would I be bothered about such a small thing?” Hua Xiaoyun shook his head and laughed. “Old Mo, why don’t I try persuading Qingcheng?”
Old Mo muttered to himself irresolutely, he knew that Hua Xiaoyun was trying to woo Mo Qingcheng. He also hoped that the two of them would end up together but yet, his grand daughter seemed to dislike Hua Xiaoyun.
“Right, you should talk more to her.” Old Mo nodded in agreement.
“I shall leave first, then.” Hua Xiaoyun bid farewell as he turned and walked in the direction of Mo Qingcheng’s courtyard. A cold light flickered in his eyes, unseen.
He received news from his elder brother that the matter in the Dark Forest would soon have a conclusion. This meant that the Pill Emperor’s daughter, Luo He, would soon lead her disciples away. Mo Qingcheng would leave at that time too, this meant that now was the best opportunity for him to make his move.
The attitude of Mo Qingcheng towards him had always been ice-cold, and she even dared to snap at him. That b*tch, if it were not for him, how would she have today? How ridiculous. Acting all high and mighty in front of him? Well, he wanted to see how she could continue acting like this later.
Mo Qingcheng’s courtyard was elegantly designed and located within a quiet area inside the Mo Residence. Upon seeing Hua Xiaoyun approaching, she coldly inquired, “What are you doing here?”
Seeing Mo Qingcheng’s ice-cold attitude, Hua Xiaoyun’s grin grew even wider.
“Miss Mo, no matter what, I’m still the person who recommended you to join the Pill Emperor Hall. And as an esteemed guest of your Mo Clan, even if you don’t like me, is it necessary to treat me like this?” Hua Xiaoyun slowly approached, causing Mo Qingcheng to frown.
Abruptly, Hua Xiaoyun’s silhouette flickered as he appeared in front of Mo Qingcheng. A grayish-colored smoke came out of nowhere, taking Mo Qingcheng by surprise as she involuntarily breathed the smoke in. Her countenance instantly turned ice-cold as she exclaimed, “What are you trying to do?”
As the sound of her voice faded, her expression underwent a change. She felt her whole body turning numb, as her strength faded away. It was a struggle even to stand straight.
She turned pale-white. Staring at Hua Xiaoyun, her eyes cold to the extreme, she asked again. “What are you trying to do?”
Mo Qingcheng realised that her voice was growing weaker and weaker, so faint to the point that she could barely hear herself.
“Hehe.” Hua Xiaoyun’s countenance turned extremely sinister, as he stared lustily at Mo Qingcheng. “You are so gorgeous, what do you think I want to do?”
“You dare?” Mo Qingcheng’s voice became even fainter, as she retreated backwards, each step taking tremendous effort.
“Don’t I dare? Why don’t I dare? What status do I, Hua Xiaoyun, have? Even if I made you mine, in order to preserve your reputation, how would your Mo Clan even dare to object? Hahaha, even if they did object, what can they do to me? And as for the Pill Emperor Hall, so what if they are angered? They wouldn’t dare kill me. I have nothing to lose. On the contrary, I would have gained your sweet chastity.” Hua Xiaoyun smirked evilly. “Since you love to act pure and virtuous, I want to see how good your acting is later on when you’re underneath me. Maybe after the deed is done, you’ll turn into a slut, serving I, this young master, unswervingly.”
The expression on Hua Xiaoyun’s face was extremely wretched. He had torn off his ‘gentleman’ mask completely, revealing his true colors.
“You are so beautiful, babe, how can my heart not be moved? Tsk tsk.” Hua Xiaoyun advanced, his eyes gleamed with an insatiable lust as he stared at the lithe figure of Mo Qingcheng.
Mo Qingcheng had an expression of extreme distress on her face as she whipped out a dagger, staring at Hua Xiaoyun with eyes filled with incomparable rage.
“You want to kill me? Do you have the capability to?” Hua Xiaoyun snickered.
“Father, Mother, Wentian, I’m sorry.” A teardrop fell from Mo Qingcheng’s eye, and with her final words, she plunged the dagger straight into her own heart. Even though she didn’t have sufficient strength, that dagger was a divine weapon and as such, was extremely sharp. A piercing sound rang out, as fresh blood dyed her clean robes red. Tears glimmered in her eyes, causing those who saw her to feel sorrow.
She would never have thought that Hua Xiaoyun would be so despicable. Since that was the case, she could only choose death to protect her chastity.
“ARE YOU CRAZY?” Hua Xiaoyun shrieked, as his countenance turned incomparably ugly. Even he was frightened by Mo Qingcheng’s resoluteness. Mo Qingcheng would rather choose to commit suicide than to be tainted by him. This crazy woman!
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