Chapter 817: Someone You Like
When you mention the Holy Lady—was she the one who came more than a thousand years ago?
Complicated emotions emerged in Xiao Luo’s heart. He did not know what it was, but he felt a strange sense of warmth in the Baiyue Nation. In his thoughts, he immediately pictured Su Li descending upon the Baiyue Nation as the Holy Lady.
“I assume you are already a Martial Saint in cultivation level. The Martial Saint stage is already the highest known level in Arcana Land. Where do you come from, and where are you going?” asked the grandmaster, gazing at Xiao Luo as if she wanted to see through him.
“We come from the Dark Forest, and we are going to the Holy Land of the Light Nation,” Ghost answered candidly.
To the Holy Land of the Light Nation?
When the people of the Baiyue Nation who were present heard her, it startled them.
“Why must you be so straightforward?”
Duck Emperor coughed a few times then rebuked her. At that moment, he felt a mild sense of superiority. When Duck Emperor faced similar situations in the past, he reacted exactly as Ghost did. But now he was more discerning, much like Xiao Luo, while Ghost was like him in the past.
“Can I not say it?” Ghost questioned innocently.
“Of course, you can’t. If you answer everything truthfully when someone questions you, you will not come across as shrewd, rather you will appear immature,” lectured the Duck Emperor.
Ghost accepted the advice humbly and nodded. “I will not do it anymore,” she replied.
“Good girl!” Duck Emperor gave her a big thumbs up with his wing.
Funing ignored the exchange between Duck Emperor and Ghost. She stepped toward Xiao Luo, and asked, “Xiao Luo, are you truly heading to the Holy Land of the Light Clan?”
Xiao Luo smiled wryly while taking a glance at Ghost. He could not deny it even if he wanted to. Left with no choice, he nodded and admitted to it.
“I heard that the Holy Lady is undergoing a trial and is about to return. When she does, she would have completed the metamorphosis, thus elevated her cultivation level by leaps and bounds. Could it be the reason your party is heading toward the Holy Land of the Light Clan?” the Grand Master asked in surprise.
“We are just going for a visit. We will leave as soon as we finish. Right, Duck Emperor?” Ghost answered.
She became nervous. Ghost was going to meet her father, and if possible, rescue him from confinement. Nobody must learn about her true motive.
“Yep, we are going there for a visit and will leave as soon as we complete our visit. The return of the Holy Lady and whatever you have just said, they have absolutely nothing to do with us,” Duck Emperor hurriedly echoed.
Having lived for so many years, the Grand Master knew that Ghost and Duck Emperor were lying. However, she was not interested in their motives, and said, “The Four Kings, all of whom are Martial Saints or even higher at an unknown level, guard the Holy Land of the Light Clan. No matter who it might be, no one may cause any disturbance in the Light Clan’s holy land.”
“I already said that we are just going for a visit. It is not like we are going to do anything,” exclaimed Ghost. She became anxious and defended herself once again.
The grandmaster smiled and remained silent. She walked to the teleportation portal and adjusted the coordinates to Tarawa City, then she said, “Only our past queens have used this portal. Go to Tarawa City and choose a suitable weapon. The dwarves govern Tarawa City. They excel in weapon crafting. Many of the peerless God Weapons in Arcana Land originate from the place.”
It immediately intrigued the Duck Emperor, who asked, “Is there any God Weapon suitable for my duckbill or duck claws?”
“Whether it be a weapon for a human or a beast, all are available in Tarawa city. There are many types of weapons, too many to even count,” replied Grand Master Mother.
“Awesome! I will get myself a weapon to enhance my combat capabilities. Quack, quack,” Duck Emperor said with glee.
“I want a weapon too. Fighting with one will improve my performance,” Ghost said excitedly.
Xiao Luo promptly said, “So, why are we waiting? Let us go.”
“Okay,” Ghost responded, nodding obediently.
“Wait, Xiao Luo.”
Funing halted Xiao Luo and hurried to him.
“What is the matter, Your Majesty?” Xiao Luo asked and bowed slightly to her.
“Do not call me Your Majesty. Just call me by my name, Funing.”
Funing looked at him affectionately. It was a look from a person besotted with love. She had felt that way since she saw Xiao Luo the very first time. She felt inexplicably nervous, her heartbeat raced, and she found it hard to breathe. It was love at first sight. But despite that, she was not hoping for anything. All she did was to keep the affection deep in her heart.
Xiao Luo knitted his eyebrows slightly as he looked at the young queen of the Baiyue Nation, somewhat surprised.
“Your journey will be a long one, Xiao Luo. Make sure you protect yourself. If you have the chance in the future, visit me, will you?”
Funing said affectionately. After speaking, she stood on tiptoe and kissed Xiao Luo lightly on his face.
The guards of the Baiyue Nation present were shocked, and they looked at each other. Grand Master Mother remained very calm, for she had witnessed affection between men and women. Naturally, she knew the act was an unconscious behavior driven by profound inner feelings.
Ghost froze for a moment, then became jealous. Filled with rage, she was about to rush forward.
Fortunately, Duck Emperor held her back, and said, “Little One, what are you doing? Calm yourself!”
“She kissed Xiao Luo! I cannot forgive her. She cannot be…” Ghost gritted her teeth in fury.
“Calm down! You must calm down!”
Duck Emperor pulled her back firmly, but Ghost’s strength was so great she was still moving toward Xiao Luo.
Funing kissed Xiao Luo, and the kiss did not end until some three to four seconds later. Funing’s cheeks turned red as she gazed at Xiao Luo with deep affection. The temptation was too strong.
Xiao Luo looked confused. He never expected Funing to make such a move. If a pebble fell into a well, it would cause ripples in the calm waters. Though her kiss left an impression on him, he immediately suppressed his feelings.
After speaking to Funing, Xiao Luo turned around and walked toward the teleportation portal. Coincidentally, he met Ghost face to face. She was rushing toward him angrily.
“What is the matter?” Xiao Luo asked.
Like a leaking balloon, Ghost’s anger immediately dissipated, and replied, “No… nothing.”
“Let us go then,” Xiao Luo said.
As he spoke, he strode into the teleportation portal.
Ghost glanced at Funing with eyes full of hostility. Then she hurried behind Xiao Luo with a snort.
“Hah… Women!” Duck Emperor sighed, shaking his head as he entered the portal.
“He has left. It is time that you settle your mind,” said Grand Master Mother, turning to look at Funing.
Funing smiled bitterly as she gazed at the teleportation portal. “Mommy, do you know? I am jealous of that girl!”
Funing nodded and added, “If I could, I would rather give up my royalty and wealth and follow Xiao Luo wherever he goes.”
Her declaration of feelings startled Grand Master, Mother who responded as a protective mother would. ” You are still young. What do you know about love? What is affection? If you do not understand their true meanings at all, you will fall into a trap and lose yourself.”
“Mommy, have you ever felt this way with anyone?” Funing turned around and asked out of the blue.
The question stunned the grandmaster. The image of her husband came into her mind. It was the time when both of them were just ordinary foxes. A greedy hunter had caught her. In the face of certain death, her husband saved her, and in the end, the hunter brutally slaughtered him. He ripped open his stomach and skinned him.