At that moment, outside the pavilion, an uproar could be heard. Startled, Bai Xiaochun got up and pushed open the great doors, discovering a massive amount of disciples from the North Bank had gathered outside the formation array..
“What are you guys doing?!”
Bai Xiaochun’s expression changed, he backed up a few steps giving the gears in his brain enough time to work, searching for anything he might have done this time. After a long time of thinking, Bai Xiaochun failed to think of anything he could have done to enrage the North Bank once again.
Even though he didn’t figure out what exactly he had done, Bai Xiaochun was still panicking. After uttering those words, the disciples outside of the formation array all turned to him.
“Senior Uncle Bai, please deactivate the formation array. We need to go in and search the place thoroughly!”
“We’re not just searching here. Everywhere possible in the North Bank has been searched.”
“This past month in the north, a massive amount of female disciples’ undergarments have been lost — a great disturbance has emerged. Bai Xiaochun! If you’re not guilty of this crime, then deactivate your formation array and let us go into search!”
“Hmph! Even if it’s in your storage bag, we have methods to find it!”
As Bai Xiaochun listened, his heart relaxed and he let out a sigh of relief. After calming down, he instantly grew agitated, putting his hands to his back as he looked at the disciples from the North Bank.
“Absurd. I’m an Honourable Disciple, the junior brother of the Sect Head. I did not do this!” It was rare for Bai Xiaochun to not be the one responsible, so he would never back down. He put on noble airs and looked down upon the crowd.
“It has to be you. Looking at the entire North Bank, the only person who would do this can only be you!”
“True, this Bai Xiaochun is the most suspicious. He was actually able to deceive everyone and take away our combat beasts and dedicate them. This is the best example showing us that he has the ability to steal all those undergarments without the junior and senior sisters noticing!”
Looking at the crowd talk, Bai Xiaochun chuckled coldly, abruptly tossing his sleeve and deactivating the formation array.
“Whatever, I’ll let you guys search. I want to see how you people will owe up to your mistake after failing to find the undergarments!” Bai Xiaochun was deeply calm, and this time, he was brimming with confidence and not worried at all
Seeing how Bai Xiaochun was acting, the crowd started to hesitate. They didn’t even have evidence, but Bai Xiaochun actually deactivated his formation array, all of them looked at each other in dismay. The female disciples who had lost their undergarments clenched their teeth. After stepping into the formation array, they paid their respects to Bai Xiaochun and started searching. Suddenly, from one of the beast storage bags on a female disciple, a crimson squirrel jumped out.
The moment the squirrel came out, it gave a piercing cry, charging straight out and leaving the crowd stunned, causing a change in everyone’s expressions. The past few days, the main thing the crowd relied on to locate the missing undergarments was this special war squirrel, which had a very keen sense of smell. In a close proximity, anything it smelled before, even if it was stored in a storage bag, could be easily locate.
The crowd initially thought that they might have made a wrong decision, but at the moment, all of them had their eyes wide open, charging into the formation array with Bai Xiaochun watching blankly. Bai Xiaochun’s brain had gone numb as he followed them with surprise until they all reached a room inside the pavilion. The instant the door was opened, countless undergarments of different colors poured down in a flash, squeezing against each other as they fell. With a glance, there were more than a thousand of them…
“Bai Xiaochun! You actually dare to say you did not do it?!”
“So it was you!”
“Bai Xiaochun, you, you, you… How are you so shameless?!” The crowd all fixed their gaze on Bai Xiaochun; the male disciples furiously glared at him and yelled angrily.
Bai Xiaochun took a deep breath, his body trembling. He let out a sharp cry.
“Impossible!” The instant this word came out, the female disciples surrounding him all gave him a death glare, leaving his scalp numb as the glares landed. He quickly explained.
“It really wasn’t me! I don’t know…” He swallowed a mouthful of saliva, backing up a few steps, feeling extremely wronged. Yet, he didn’t know how to explain as the surrounding female disciples all stared furiously at him; some of them were even doing hand gestures in preparation to attack him.
“Damn it! How the hell did this happen?!” Bai Xiaochun was going crazy. He was in closed-door cultivation all this while, submerged in his cultivation without leaving the pavilion at all. He did not pay any attention to this room inside the pavilion. Just as he was panicking, outside the Hundred Beast Courtyard, the figure of Tie Dan suddenly appeared, and a red undergarment was hanging on its mouth. It quickly ran in their direction with an expression filled with bliss.
Before entering the formation array, Tie Dan stopped in its tracks, staring blankly at the people around him, dropping the red undergarment.
As it fell to the ground, the countless pairs of eyes all switched to Tie Dan.
Bai Xiaochun looked at Tie Dan, instantly feeling his head ache. To be able to enter and exit the pavilion at will and put down so many undergarments… Even if Bai Xiaochun was in closed-door cultivation, this was not something any outsider could have done.
Even the Nocturnal Beast would not be able to just enter and leave the pavilion’s formation array like that. The only one capable of doing so was… Tie Dan!
Tie Dan instantly began to tremble. It wasn’t afraid of the crowd’s rage; what it was afraid of the most was Bai Xiaochun getting angry. At that moment, it seemed that it was about to cry as it lay on the floor, letting out sounds of guilt.
The crowd had weird looks on their faces; the female disciples in particular, who had expressions of disbelief. Outside the pavilion, there was nothing but silence.
A while later, a female disciple’s mumbles could be heard.
Translated by: Marcus