Chapter 545: The Second Visit From The Empath Sect
The ghost of the Xia Dynasty had just passed.
Although the fear in people’s hearts had gradually faded, a certain coldness still lingered on. Coupled with the blow of the cold wind, the coldness became even more biting.
Often at this time, those enthusiastic calls from the Red Brothel became the only comfort in people’s hearts. Some of the people would be involuntarily drawn in just to experience some warmth in this cold, cold world.
However, after entering, the patrons would feel hot from the warm welcome so they had no choice but to take off their clothes.
Once their clothes were off, the coldness crept up on their bodies again. In the end, everyone decided to do horizontal exercises to circumvent this tricky situation.
Qin Yun massaged his overworked waist with one hand while holding a book in the other hand. Walking out of the Red Brothel, he felt desireless for the first time.
However, he barely walked a few steps before someone lifted him from the nape of his neck as if he was a kitten.
He was preparing to struggle when he heard a stern voice from behind.
“Yun, it’s me!”
A shockwave surged through his body and he swallowed before asking, “Fa… Father! When did you come?”
“From the moment you made a fuss about the thunderstorm,” Qin Zhongshan answered indifferently.
The color drained from Qin Yun’s face. “Father, I…”
“Shut up. The rain has become lighter.”
Qin Zhongshan let out a little sigh. His expression showed just how much disregard he had for his son.
Suddenly, with a flash of movement, Qin Zhongshan and Qin Yun disappeared from the spot and reappeared at the courtyard that the Xia Kingdom had arranged for them.
Qin Zhongshan dumped his son on the ground.
Shi Ye looked at Qin Zhongshan and then turned to look at his companion.
“Master, Big Elder,” he greeted them.
Qin Zhongshan looked at Shi Ye with a complicated feeling.
“I can sense that your injury’s very serious. How are you feeling?” he asked.
Shi Ye shook his head.
“I won’t die from this. I never expected you to come so fast.”
“I was already on the way when I received your S.O.S.,” said Qin Zhongshan faintly. Then, he glanced at Qin Chunyue and Qin Yun vaguely. “Taishang Elder said there’s a chance for the love affair to turn around. Did something happen?” he asked with intention.
Shi Ye smiled and said, “Master, you don’t have to be so oblique in your way of speaking. Chuyue already got all her memories back.”
Qin Zhongshan’s pupils widened, feeling a combination of surprise and happiness.
Qin Chuyue nodded. “I’m all okay now, father.”
It all felt so surreal to Qin Zhongshan. He pursed his lips and asked. “How did it all happen?”
Shi Ye’s voice was full of marvel when he explained. “Actually, I nearly died, Master. The only reason we’re still standing here is thanks to an expert…”
“Oh?” Qin Zhongshan was shocked. The expert was probably really amazing to be able to get this kind of praise from Shi Ye.
“How does he compare to Taishang Elder?” asked Qin Zhongshan.
“Taishang Elder?” Shi Ye shook his head with a bittersweet smile on his face.
Shi Ye tirelessly told Qin Zhongshan all that had happened. Following his narration, Qin Zhongshan went from being shocked to being horrified and lastly to disbelief.
A miraculous Lollipop.
Two Chaos Daluo Immortals who were at their peaks were willing to serve—Chaos Spiritual Water washed the face while Chaos Spiritual Fruits provided all the meals.
Was this a fairy tale? A utopia like this could only be found in one’s imagination. However, if this was true, the question that was asked before would seem stupid.
Taishang Elder was nothing compared to the expert. Hopelessly useless.
“Are you sure about that?” Taishang Elder’s voice came from behind.
He found it hard to believe but had no choice when he looked at the recovered Qin Chuyue.
Shi Ye nodded seriously. “I’m sure.”
Both Qin Zhongshan and Big Elder took a deep breath at the same time to alleviate the shock in their hearts.
“Can you sense how deep his power goes?” asked Qin Zhongshan somberly.
“You overestimate me, Master. His power’s too deep for the likes of me to guess,” said Shi Ye with a bitter smile.
Qin Zhongshan looked at Qin Yun and Qin Chuyue. “How about you two?”
Qin Yun scratched his head. “You’re joking, right, father? I thought he was an ordinary man even though I journeyed with him. If even Uncle Shi Ye can’t guess, then it’d be more than impossible for me to know.”
Qin Zhongshan and Big Elder looked at each other and saw the deep concern reflected in both eyes.
Qin Zhongshang suddenly knitted his brows together. “Does this mean you all left without even expressing proper gratitude after eating the miraculous Lollipop and Chaos Spiritual Fruit?”
Qin Chuyue was stunned. “That…sounds about right.”
“Father, the expert turned all his treasures into ordinary items. We didn’t have the chance to say thanks,” Qin Yun butted in.
“Foolish! Stupid!” Qin Zhongshan’s shout was full of anger. “If he can do it, we can do it as well! Isn’t it a simple matter of treating the treasures as ordinary gifts?”
“No way! We need to be respectful to him.”
Qin Zhongshan let out a long sigh. “It’s a good thing Taishang Elder predicted you’d all meet a noble savior and asked me to prepare a treasure. Come with me and quickly show me the way to the expert.”
While all this was happening, Li Nianfan was lying on a chair in his courtyard with his eyes closed, enjoying his leisure time.
Daji was massaging his upper body while Fire Phoenix was massaging his lower body. It was truly a life fit for an Immortal God.
Suddenly, Daji said softly, “Master, it seems like Qin Chuyue and the group have come.”
“Again?” Li Nianfan felt puzzled.
He was a very hospitable person but there had been a continuous stream of visitors lately. Yao Mengji and Qin Manyun came before to report on the recent happenings of the Linxian Palace.
After that, Zhou Yunwu and Meng Junliang came to discuss future developments with him. At the same time, Li Nianfan discovered that a few ministers fell victim to a plot yesterday and fainted beside the Dragon Vein. However, the weird thing was that the Dragon Vein’s Qi flow was not only unharmed but increased manifold. It was truly miraculous.
In the end, the unknown culprit not only failed his mission, he accidentally did a good deed as well.
The local City God came, too. Li Nianfan predicted correctly that the Underworld recently grew very busy fighting off the ghosts.
In the span of two short days, visitors came one after another. They did not come empty-handed at all. They would always bring a gift more or less.
Li Nianfan finally understood what it felt like to have a home as busy as a market where he did not have to do anything to earn money.
“Do you want me to ask them to leave?” asked Daji softly.
Li Nianfan shook his head. “No. Ask them to come in. Remember to be polite.”
After a while, a knock could be heard outside the courtyard’s door.
“Is Mr. Li in?”
Daji opened the door. “Please, come in.”
Qin Chuyue and the rest of the group respectfully greeted them. “Greetings to Goddess Daji, we apologize for our intrusion.”
They went into the courtyard and paid their respect to Li Nianfan. “Greetings, Mr. Li.”
“Hello to you all. Please, take a seat,” said Li Nianfan with a smile. “Serve the tea, Fire Phoenix.”
“We’re sorry to disturb you again and again, Mr. Li. I’d like to apologize on behalf of my immature son. You’ve saved their lives but they didn’t return your kind deed. As their father, I’m very embarrassed.” Qin Zhongshan did not beat around the bush. “So, I’ve come here to give you this as a show of our gratitude.”
As he spoke, he raised his hand and turned it over. There was a red stone in his hand. He smiled and said, “This is the Double Flying Stone from our Empath Sect. I hope you’ll like it.”