AST 1478 - Become My Woman!
The Eldest Princess started as she blinked rapidly in disbelief before turning her eyes towards Qing Shui. That beautiful scene caused Qing Shui to be very happy. With a flash, he appeared directly beside her and swept her off her feet into a hug as he turned round and round.
"Daddy, I want a hug too!"
Qing Sha ran over after seeing Qing Shui put the Eldest Princess down. The Qing Sha now had already tossed away many off the burdens in her heart. Her personality was much more cheerful than before. This was also because her sister was here. She was like a completely different person.
Qing Shui hugged her and spun around once. He then stretched his hand and pinched her nose lightly. Qing Shui's weight in Qing Sha's heart was even greater than that of her sister. Everything Qing Sha had was given to her by Qing Shui. His kindness gave her a new lease of life, and Qing Sha directly referred to him as her daddy, treating him like a real father in her heart.
"Sister Yan!" Qing Shui greeted Yan Jinyu with a smile, who also stepped forth for a light hug.
The hug was filled with warmth. The Seventh Princess didn't step forward but she was also very happy as she greeted Qing Shui.
The new year had still not ended, and the flavor of the festive season had not dissipated yet. Everywhere was adorned with big red lanterns, giving a fresh look to the surroundings. Happy smiles could be seen on the faces of everyone here.
They laughed and chatted as they walked into a room inside the manor. The Eldest Princess was a Palace Lord of the Heavenly Secrets Academy, but her strength had long surpassed the others. The Sui and Cao Palace Lords had long given the academy to her to govern.
"Is everything still okay at home?" The Eldest Princess sat beside Qing Shui as she asked gently.
Qing Sha sat on the other side of Qing Shui. Qing Sha's sister was holding on to her and, before this, Qing Shui had already greeted her courteously. The woman only felt gratitude for Qing Shui. It was an extreme blessing for her little sister to be able to meet him.
The Seventh Princess and Yan Jinyu sat opposite to Qing Shui and the rest. All of them were sitting in a circle at a small table.
"Everything is good. How about you guys? You all seem very happy." Qing Shui had seen these people chatting about and smiling happily just when he had arrived earlier.
"We are naturally joyful. The strength of everyone has increased. Daddy, when can we head to the other three continents?" Qing Sha excitedly asked.
"I came today because of this matter. Haha, to think you are so anxious." Qing Shui dotingly smiled at Qing Sha.
"Yay that's great. Can we go today?"
Qing Shui bitterly smiled as he shook his head, "Not so fast. I need to make preparations over there for you guys. When the time comes, you guys can relocate there to develop, and all of our family will be there."
"How many people should we bring from here then? What did the two old men say?" The Eldest Princess contemplated awhile before she asked.
"No need to bring too many. Just bring those from the Breezing Wind Veranda, and that should be enough. I will speak to the two old men. This place isn't the Heavenly Secrets Academy, so there shouldn't be any problems with their longevity. In any case, we will still come back occasionally." Qing Shui laughed.
"Mhm, I will do my best on the preparations."
"Okay, I will do so on my side as well. Let's try to relocate within a year." Qing Shui stood up after he spoke, and headed off to search for the two old men while explaining the things here to them.
Very soon, Qing Shui arrived at the residence of the two old men. Upon seeing Qing Shui, both of them felt very happy and warmly welcomed him. This was the closeness of elders treating juniors. Qing Shui naturally also had nothing but respect for them in his heart.
"Old men, let me directly speak. I want to bring them and relocate. The timing should be by the end of this year." Qing Shui sat down for a short while before directly diving into the main topic.
The two old men didn't feel any surprise. They smiled and looked at him, "We all knew this day would come. It's just that we didn't expect it to be so fast. Anyway, this is a good thing!"
Qing Shui felt very surprised. The vision of these two old men was very farsighted, as they had long anticipated this. In that case, it was great as there was no need to waste time. Qing Shui smiled, "With the two of you here, this place is like an iron castle with steel walls. There is no longer any threat from the Desolate Mountain Regions. Even if we leave, there would also be a Heavenly Secrets Academy there that's closely affiliated to the academy here. We will also come back at times to visit you all."
"Old Cao, what do you think? Didn't I say this would happen? This is really a good thing. Now, the strength of our academy is incomparable to the past, and the average strength of our students has enjoyed a meteoric rise. Even the two of us, who are nothing but old men, have also received a boost to our lifespan. On the surface of the Western Oxhe Continent, nobody can threaten us. And since our academy doesn't do acts of great evil, those powers hidden in seclusion also won't bother to do anything to us."
Qing Shui took out some Yang Pills and other nurturing medicine. These could be considered things which a junior used to show filial respect to their elders. The two old men weren't polite with him either. They were already used to getting things from Qing Shui, and preferred his medicinal pills compared to others.
Qing Shui stayed for several days in the Heavenly Secrets Academy before he left. After that time, the preparations started in an area surrounded by mountains that was within a thousand miles of the Qing Clan.
He naturally handed all of these tasks to others. Even the Phoenix Dance Organization wouldn't know much about this. After all, Qing Shui alone could dominate the entire continent, so there was no need to make things awkward.
Qing Shui and the Phoenix Dance Organization had already exchanged greetings. After all, the Phoenix Dance Organization had treated the Qing Clan very well. Since this was the case, upon receiving their well-wishes, Qing Shui also went to exchange greetings with them, although there were no need to.
The people from the Phoenix Dance Organization wouldn't overthink things as well. Now, they already knew the situation of the Soaring Dragon Continent. The Phoenix Dance Organization truly counted for nothing in the eyes of Qing Shui.
The new year has already passed. Qing Shui returned to the Demon Lord Palace, and upon seeing Tantai Lingyan clad in a snow-white robe and exuding a transcendental aura, a smile lit up his face. It felt like the surroundings brightened the moment she appeared.
Qing Shui walked over in a satisfied manner. This was a sense of accomplishment. He held her hand and spoke, "A day away from a loved one feels like three seasons have passed."
"How many times have you said this exact sentence to women this year?" Tantai Lingyan allowed him to hold her hand as she spoke.
"Hehe, only once."
"Once for every women right!"
"Ah, Lingyan is too intelligent. You also know that my mouth is out of control and only knows how to say such things." Qing Shui laughed as he shamelessly continued. A guy's skin must be thick but he must also be calm. He mustn't allow others to feel that he's a hypocrite.
"Mhm, I guess you are honest enough. Why do you miss me?" Tantai Lingyan also smiled when she saw Qing Shui's relaxed smile.
Everytime this woman smiled, it would bring a rush of impact to Qing Shui. She was incomparably stunning.
"Does missing someone require a reason?" Qing Shui thought back to a saying in his past life.
"It does not?"
"It does not…?"
Qing Shui smiled, she actually bantered about this with him. Tantai Lingyan didn't know what Qing Shui was smiling about, and she could only glance angrily at him.
"Need, need. A reason is needed. Can I love you be counted as one?" How could Qing Shui waste this opportunity?
"Why do you love me?"
"Does loving someone need a reason?"
"It does not?"
Tantai Lingyuan replied instantly. Afterwards, she paused for a moment and suddenly laughed out loud. Instantly, it felt like spring had returned to the world and all things were in their vibrant vitality. Her smile was like the most beautiful shooting star streaking across the sky.
She also didn't know why she had laughed. But she herself was stunned by her own reaction. She had never expected that she would be able to laugh out loud like this. Staring at Qing Shui looking dumbly at her, she could see the awe in his eyes and she could only turn her head away, embarrassedly.
"A smile toppling an empire…"
"Glib tongue!" Tantai Lingyan held on to Qing Shui's hand as they walked towards the backyard of the Demon Lord Palace. That place was a place that belonged to her alone.
Being together with her and seeing her smile provided an intense rush of impact to Qing Shui's psyche. It was an exchange in terms of one's spirit.
The scenery in the backyard was very beautiful, with frozen trees and pear flowers. This place was like a pure and clean world, and the weather here was frosty all year wrong.
"Do you like winter?" Qing Shui puzzledly stared at Tantai Lingyan.
"Then do you like these flowers?" Qing Shui smiled.
Now, it was Tantai Lingyan's turn to be puzzled as she looked at Qing Shui.
"Do you especially like things that are pure and clean?" Qing Shui stared at the sparkling ice statues.
"You don't like it?"
"I love it!" Qing Shui could only shake his head in despair. Forget about it. At the start, he had actually already sensed that Tantai Lingyan was a clean-freak. It was fine loving things to be clean and spotless, but once that love exceeded a certain boundary, it would become an illness, a psychological illness.
Luckily, it seemed that her mysophobia could still be considered mild. Girls usually would prefer things to be clean and neat.
"Don't tell me you feel that I'm a clean freak?" Tantai Lingyan smiled.
Qing Shui could only awkwardly nod his head as he laughed.
"If I had an obsession with cleanliness, I wouldn't even allow you to hold my hand." Tantai Lingyan raised the hand which Qing Shui was holding on to.
"Then do you hate being hugged by people?" Qing Shui squeezed her hand.
"Well it would have to depend on who the one hugging me is." Tantai Lingyan replied.
"How about me…?"
"I hate it!" Tantai Lingyan decisively replied.
Qing Shui laughed, directly treating her rejection as the feigned coquettish anger of females.
Qing Shui gently pulled her closer. "I just want to hug you, and am not thinking of anything else at all."
Initially, Tantai Lingyan, who was still struggling, remained motionless after hearing his words. She knew very well of how Qing Shui would always go for a mile if she gave him an inch. But to think now she was actually somewhat okay with the idea of hugging him…
Her soft body pressed against his. Although he didn't move excessively, he could clearly feel her two breasts coming into contact with his chest. Their shocking elasticity made him fell into a daze.
Qing Shui's hand wrapped around her waist. Tantai Lingyan placed her arms around his shoulders and pouted while she looked at Qing Shui.
"Be my woman." Qing Shui stated in an uncontrollable manner.
The moment the words left his mouth, Qing Shui instantly felt regret. He felt that this wasn't the time yet, but he had already said the words.
Tantai Lingyan hadn't expected Qing Shui to say such a thing so quickly. Although she wanted to, she still lightly shook her head. "Now isn't the right time. I can't promise you anything right now."
She didn't say anything else, tactfully rejecting Qing Shui.
Qing Shui didn't know that she hadn't prepared herself yet. He was thinking that it might be because she was thinking of fighting against the Five Tigers Immortal Sect?