Hearing the Honorable Sir Tian Qi’s words, the already noisy banquet hall grew deafeningly boisterous.
"Pills? Did Honorable Sir Tian Qi just say that those string of candies… Were actually legendary pills? Goodness, am I hearing this correctly?"
"Oh my heavens, were those really pills? The powerful Honorable Sir Tian Qi cannot possibly be wrong about this. No wonder the girl had dared to insult Lin Shao; she was holding pills! Just where did she come from?"
Gu Ruoyun ignored the growing gossip. She couldn't care less about the Lin siblings. "Give the pills back to me," she demanded and stretching her hand out towards the Honorable Sir Tian Qi.
"No." Honorable Sir Tian Qi took two steps back and boldly declared, "Whatever lands in my hands is mine. I’m not giving this back."
Gu Ruoyun’s face blackened.
"Why do I feel as though you’re far more wicked than the Honorable Poison Master? You’ve already attained the Martial Honor level — far stronger than the rest of us. These pills are of no use to you so give them back!"
Honorable Sir Tian Qi rolled his eyes. "Of course I have no use for these pills. I plan on giving these to my disciples. We are friends, little girl. You wouldn’t be so selfish to deny me a string of pills, would you?"
Gu Ruoyun felt helpless. Her eyes were truly opened now — she has finally met a person who would stoop to a whole new level of shamelessness.
"Fine. If you want them, take them. Don’t forget, you owe me one."
Gu Ruoyun then took out another string of pills from her robes, keeping one eye on the Honorable Sir Tian Qi in case he would snatch them away too.
"Do you really need to be so paranoid, little girl?" asked the Honorable Sir Tian Qi as he rolled his eyes. "I’m not some wretched treasure thief. A pure-hearted person like me couldn’t possibly be so vicious."
"Oh, really? Then give those pills back," Gu Ruoyun replied, raising her eyebrows.
The Honorable Sir Tian Qi clasped the pills in his hands and exclaimed, "You said that I could take them if I wanted to! That means you’ve given them to me. Since it was your gift, I certainly couldn’t have snatched them away. Just because I’m old doesn’t mean I can be bullied so easily! Labelling me as a robber so casually… Am I really that sort of a person to you?"
Witnessing the old man’s audacity, the image of their much-worshiped idol shattered. No one in the banquet hall would have thought that the dignified Honorable Sir Tian Qi, one of the Three Great Authorities from the Spirit Sect would be such an outrageous old man!
Seeing how Gu Ruoyun made no move to snatch back the pills, the Honorable Sir Tian Qi started playing with them and asked, "What type of immortal pills are these, little girl?"
"The Emperor Breakthrough Pills," Gu Ruoyun replied, shrugging her shoulders.
"The Emperor Breakthrough Pills?" Honorable Sir Tian Qi wrinkled his brows.
"That’s right. They allow cultivators in the ranks of a Martial Emperor to breakthrough to the next level. For example, a lower-level Martial Emperor would be able to break through to mid-level. However, a high-level Martial Emperor cannot use these to break through to Martial Honor. Mistress Lan is currently a mid-level Martial Emperor, which was why I’m giving these to her."
The truth was that she had only just refined the Emperor Breakthrough Pills last night. After attaining the level of Martial Emperor, she had successfully opened the fourth level of the Ancient Divine Pagoda which contained the recipe for refining the Emperor Breakthrough Pills as its reward treasure.
Hearing her words, everyone, including the Honorable Sir Tian Qi, opened their mouths wide in awe and surprise.
Lan Yuge’s voice trailed away as she looked at the pill in her hand. At a lost for words and eager to feel the effects of the pill, she hastily swallowed it.