AST 1721 - Revealing the Shortcomings of the Watermoon Cavern Lord
Meanwhile, Qing Shui was also getting more and more curious. He had heard rumors saying that the person who wanted to marry Qing Hanye was the Cave Lord of Watermoon Cavern. Though the cavern lord himself might not be the strongest, there was no doubt that he would possess the mightiest force behind his back. In this world, everything was decided by strength. It would be impossible for him to take up such a position without possessing a worthwhile strength.
From the way things seemed, there was a high possibility that the Watermoon Cavern Lord had arrived.
While pondering over all of these, Qing Shui slowly walked beside Qing Hanye towards the main hall of Dragonwolf Palace. Along the way, he saw a lot of people greeting Qing Hanye.
Before he arrived at the main hall, Qing Shui could already feel a few powerful aurae oozing out of it. Other than the four guards from Dragonwolf Palace, there were four other guards that weren’t from the palace. They should be people from Watermoon Cavern.
Four guards from Dragonwolf Palace politely bowed before Qing Hanye. In response, Qing Hanye nodded her head. She then brought Qing Shui along to the main hall.
“Mister, please hold your step. The cavern lord has specifically told us that no one other than the Palace Lord was allowed in.” A guard from Watermoon Cavern came out and stopped Qing Shui. He seemed a bit arrogant and had a smile which looked as if he was taking joy in other people’s misfortune.
Qing Shui was stunned but quickly recovered after a few moments of thought. He figured that this was one of the scenarios that could happen. Since people from Watermoon Cavern had come, it just came to say that they understood the situations here quite well. They should have been made aware of his presence as well. Without the instruction from the cavern lord, it was unlikely that the guard would have the guts to do something like that. Not to mention that he had already emphasized before that the cavern lord informed him that other than Qing Hanye, no one was allowed inside the hall.
This was the Dragonwolf Palace, not the Watermoon Cavern. The things which Watermoon Cavern was doing now has indicated that they had always ignored the standing of the Dragonwolf Palace.
Before Qing Shui could do anything, Qing Hanye had already landed her palm on the guard’s face. The guard immediately got blown to the side and spurted out fresh blood.
“This is the Dragonwolf Palace. You have no right to order around here.” Qing Hanye shot a cold stare at the remaining guards of Watermoon Cavern.
“Ye`Er, you are back! Come here!”
At this moment, an old man’s voice was heard coming from inside the main hall. The old man sounded really friendly. He was obviously saying that with a genuine smile.
Qing Hanye shouted out in joy. She grabbed Qing Shui’s hand and walked into the hall together with him.
Deep down, Qing Shui was really happy when Qing Hanye held his hand. Their relationship hadn’t seen much improvement for the past two months. But now, things had once again become uncertain.
As soon as they got in, Qing Shui could already see the old man sitting on top. Opposite the old man was a man with a middle-aged look. Though he was sitting down, Qing Shui could tell that he has a slender figure. An elegant aura could be felt emitting out of his body.
The man was very handsome. He had a bright and noble look. His nose was straight and upright. The deep emotions in his eyes gave people the impression that he was a mature man. On his face was a smile that looked friendly but also was enough to warn people not to get close to him.
The man didn’t bother standing up when Qing Shui and Qing Hanye made their entrance. In fact, he didn’t even bother looking at Qing Shui. He only shot a gaze at Qing Hanye. But the moment he saw them holding hands, he couldn’t help but slightly move his brows. However, it only lasted momentarily before he managed to swiftly return back to his usual look. In his thought, he would just chop off whichever hand that had interacted with Qing Hanye.
Naturally, Qing Shui didn’t know what the man was thinking. Behind the man stood five other people. They all looked a bit old, or rather, middle-aged. At this moment, they were probing Qing Shui.
“Ye`Er, come here. This is the Watermoon Cavern Lord, Mister Chi Yan.” The old man was smiling when he introduced the Cave Lord to Qing Hanye.
For the time being, even Qing Shui himself was unable to tell what exactly the old man was thinking. It made Qing Shui began to suspect that this marriage was rushed by the old man himself. If it wasn’t for the Extreme Yang Righteous Pill which the old man had given to Qing Shui while telling him that to take good care of Qing Hanye, he would have totally been convinced by it.
However, because of that, Qing Shui still believed that the old man wasn’t the person responsible for pushing the marriage.
‘Getting somebody else to do the dirty work’!
Suddenly, this phrase appeared in Qing Shui’s mind. But very quickly, he dismissed this idea. For now, he felt that he was being a little too paranoid. He thought that it would be best if he stopped suspecting the old man.
“Nice to meet you, Mister Chi Yan!” Qing Hanye greeted him in an indifferent tone.
“Ye`Er, you are really beautiful. You are looking better day by day.” The man flattered with a smile. The same moment, he moved his gaze to Qing Shui. Both of the man’s eyes looked really bright. Qing Shui felt as if he was looking at a bottomless pond and was about to get sucked into a current.
Qing Shui was amazed. He had never expected for the man to cultivate such an alluring mind trick. If it wasn’t for his powerful Spirit Energy and his ability to neglect up to 70% of Spiritual Energy Attacks, Qing Shui would have fallen into his trap. The reason being that this kind of alluring mind trick was also considered to be Spiritual Energy Attacks.
The man was shocked when he noticed Qing Shui avoiding his attacks. He instinctively started to look at the young man seriously. The young man was very handsome. He also carried a unique charisma. Initially, he thought that he was just a plain pretty boy, but now, he realized that he had totally misjudged him.
But as he thought deeper, he realized that it made sense. It was impossible for a person like Qing Hanye to date a simple pretty boy. Initially, he assumed that she was looking for a mere duplicate to negotiate conditions with them. But now, he had realized that things seemed to be a bit more complex than this.
At this moment, Qing Hanye’s master broke the silence and began talking to Chi Yan, “This is Qing Shui, Ye`Er’s friend.”
The old man picked just the right time to say this. Deep down, Chi Yan was feeling quite upset. Friends? They must have been very close friends then, to the extent that they could hold hands with each other. He then proceeded to look at Qing Shui calmly, “Please kindly take your hands off of my fianceé. Otherwise, I can’t guarantee that your hand will still be attached to your arm.”
Chi Yan smiled and stared at Qing Shui. He looked very calm. No one was able to tell that he was actually in rage.
“Fianceé? What’s the difference between your age and Ye`Er’s age?” Qing Shui asked.
“Age is not an issue.”
“Well then, do you like Ye’Er?” Qing Shui inquired, with a smile still on his face.
“It is because I like her that I want to marry her.”
Until now, the man presented himself very calmly. He answered all of Qing Shui’s questions to try and understand exactly what his plan was.
“The problem is she doesn’t like you in return. You are already quite old, almost at the point of dying. To top it all off, you are even infertile! Why don’t you keep your heart to yourself?” Qing Shui looked at the man seriously.
Qing Shui’s words caused the man expression to drastically change. His body could be seen slightly trembling.
Qing Shui was able to notice problems with his Heavenly Vision Technique, combined with his Spiritual Sense. The man was once injured. Furthermore, his injuries were located on the meridians near his kidney and urinary bladder. The wounds he was inflicted with was the kind which would never recover.
When it came to fertility, the man was still fertile. However, in normal circumstances, a man at his level should be very powerful in that aspect. He wasn’t supposed to break a sweat no matter how many women he had. But in the case of this man, his ability to perform that was almost equal to the most ordinary men with no cultivations.
If he had been an ordinary man, this would be acceptable. He could live with it even with only a woman. But that wasn’t the case. Around him, there were more than 20 women. As he looked at the beautiful women with eyes which resembled wolves and tigers, he felt that he was no different from a court eunuch.