Published at 19th of November 2020 09:29:04 PM
“Sir Northmoon bestowed this upon me . How can you question his decisions?” Ye Mingzhu rebuked immediately . She had already become very good at bringing up “sir Northmoon” constantly .
“That’s reasonable, but I don’t have the habit of taking back something I’ve given away . If that’s the case, then you can take turns with the ship’s wheel . However, that’ll depend on your upcoming performance . ”
In just a few words, Ye Mingzhu went from being startled to joyful to worried again, while the other matriarchs all saw hope . As it seemed, he had not been bewitched by Ye Mingzhu . As long as they demonstrated sufficient loyalty, they could receive a similar reward too .
They no longer had any intentions of brushing aside Li Qingshan’s three orders . Otherwise, their clans would decline and be surpassed by others even if they personally got involved .
“At it seems right now, Mingzhu’s performance has been the best, so she’ll be in charge of the ship’s wheel first . ” Li Qingshan stood up and arrived beside Ye Mingzhu, patting her on the shoulder like he was comforting her .
“Thank you for your trust, sir Northmoon . ”
“Liubo, here’s your reward . ” Li Qingshan took out a bright yellow satin . This was a supreme grade spiritual artifact he had obtained from the Golden Pheasant Elder’s hundred treasures pouch .
“Thank you, master!” Ye Liubo was overcome with excitement . She threw herself at him and gave him a kiss despite the current circumstances .
The matriarchs became even more envious . This was a powerful weapon that only humans could forge, yet he actually gave it away to his servant so easily . No, they could not allow this to go on for any longer . Both of his servants were Ye Mingzhu’s daughters . As time went on, it would be very disadvantageous to them . As a result, they all thought of the same thing .
Li Qingshan glanced past the six matriarchs . “With the current upheaval, I hope you can let go of your conflict of the past and unite together, to devote yourself to ma’am Spider Queen . If you continue to remain in a state of disunity, riddled with internal strife, you’ll definitely be destroyed by the humans . ”
“Yes . ” The matriarchs accepted his orders and took their leave .
“Master, can I switch my reward for something else?” Ye Liubo immediately became glued to him as she giggled away .
“What, you don’t like it?”
“Go play to one side . If I’m supposed to give you whatever you want, isn’t that very insulting to me?!” Li Qingshan pushed her aside in annoyance . She was so lustful that she had almost lost her mind . If he let her touch him a little more and something happened, he would be mortified .
As she watched Ye Liubo play around with the bright yellow satin, Ye Liusu, who had received nothing, became slightly disappointed for some reason . She suddenly made up her mind and went up . “Sir Northmoon, can you please promise me something?”
“What is it?”
Li Qingshan was rather curious . Ever since Ye Liusu became his servant, she had remained silent and obedient . She would do whatever he made her do, but she was as serious as a machine . She would never lower herself in an attempt to flatter him . She really did seem a little like a princess . It was rare of her to be so proactive .
“Please protect the night roamers and lead them back to under the starry skies . As long as you promise that, I’ll serve you with utmost sincerity . I’ll be loyal to you and only you, and I’ll do everything I can to serve you, just like Liubo . ” Ye Liusu’s delicate face was filled with determination . She had always focused on cultivation for the rejuvenation of the Night Roaming folk, but her future had always been so uncertain . His appearance seemed to bring her a glimmer of hope . Perhaps she had been influenced by Ye Liubo, so she also believed slightly that as long as he was willing, he actually could change everything .
“Big sister…” Ye Liubo was rather surprised .
“Even if you have to betray the Spider Shadow clan?” Li Qingshan smiled in thought . The more he understood the night roamers, the more he found Ye Liusu to be strange . Her eyes were filled with a willpower so determined that it was close to becoming a belief, completely lacking the darkness that regular night roamers possessed . Perhaps all races would have a strange one or two!
“Yes . ” Ye Liusu agreed with gritted teeth . Sorry, mother . This is for the sake of the night roamers .
“Are these clansmen really worth it? I think most of them want to kill you out of jealousy . ”
“The underground without the stars and moon have twisted their minds . I believe night roamers were not like this in the first place . They just need to break away from… control . ”
“That’s a very good idea, and I’m very tempted, but I decline!”
“Why?” Although she had guessed this possibility, Ye Liusu’s disappointment still exceeded her expectations .
“Because you’ve completely misunderstood it all . I reward loyalty, but never will I do anything in exchange for anyone’s loyalty . I only do what I want to do . You’re welcome to help out or just stand aside and watch . You have no other choice . ”
Ye Liusu returned to where she stood before in silence .
Li Qingshan returned to his state of cultivation, but before long, he jerked awake again . The powerful members of the various clans had arrived much sooner than he had imagined .
The first to arrive were ten beautiful night roamers . They were either cold, tender, or sweet, but their appearances were all the best of the best among the night roamers . Combined with their revealing attires, they all seemed like beauty pageants . They did not just possess beauty, but great strength too . Every single one of them had undergone the heavenly tribulation already, all noble princesses in their respective clans .
After stating their names and offering up their spiritual herbs, they actually lowered their proud heads and expressed that they were willing to leave their clans and serve Li Qingshan .
Li Qingshan could not help but laugh . These matriarchs were all trying to express that they too could provide him with what the Spider Shadow clan had provided him . As for just how loyal these princesses would be, he had no plans to rely on them at all . They all looked at him like they wanted to eat him, not only drooling over his “handsomeness”, but also because they wanted to obtain things from him .
Ye Liubo was absolutely nothing in the eyes of these princesses . She had just been slightly lucky . If even she could be bestowed with a supreme grade spiritual artifact, why couldn’t they?
“Master . ” Ye Liubo felt greatly threatened, subconsciously grabbing Li Qingshan’s arm . As for Ye Liusu, she let out a deep sigh instead . It was no wonder why he had brushed her aside like that . Everything she could offer up was nothing in his eyes .
“Alright, I accept . From today onwards, you will be my personal guards . ” Li Qingshan did not turn them down . The clans needed to be balanced and remain equal to one another . He also required a group he could directly command . And, obtaining a group of personal guards like that was probably the dream of every man!
“Liusu, you can be their captain,” Li Qingshan said next .
Ye Liusu was taken aback . The proud princesses immediately objected, “Why her?” “We should decide that through a battle . ”
Li Qingshan could not be bothered with dealing with all that . He directly said, “I’m going to cultivate . You can all disperse!”
Li Qingshan shut his eyes, and the cavern settled down once more . He opened his eyes again . “Liusu, why aren’t you leaving?”
“Why me? It’s not like I’m anything of value in your eyes,” Ye Liusu asked in confusion .
“Because you’re very special . ”
“Very crazy you mean!” Ye Liusu’s heart skipped a beat, and she lowered her head . Her lips curled into a bitter smile . “Mother said that if I were born into a regular household of night roamers, I wouldn’t have such crazy thoughts . ”
“All dreams seem just as crazy in the very beginning . I might be a daemon, but I don’t dislike those who have hopes and dreams, “Li Qingshan said with a smile .
“Then why did you turn me down?”
“All Liubo entrusted to me was herself, but you want to entrust far, far too many things to me . You couldn’t handle it yourself, so you want to throw it to someone else and then take it easy . ”
“I don’t . ” Ye Liusu tried to defend herself .
“I have no interest in serving as the mediator between a group of women, but you might be able to influence them with your thoughts, such that they will serve you . I’ve already given you the opportunity, so work hard! I don’t know whether you can succeed, but if there really is a day when night roamers can return beneath the starry sky, no longer scheming and plotting and killing one another, that’ll all be because of you, not because of me . ”
Ye Liusu’s feelings surged . For the first time, she could understand a little of what Ye Liubo felt . Since young, no one had ever said something like that to her . No one had ever encouraged her, approving of her thoughts and giving her their support .
When Li Qingshan defeated Strongboulder and Bloodshadow consecutively, she only admired his strength and strategy . But with what she heard right now, she actually felt like she was unable to stare at him directly . Her mind that had become impervious to desires and passions through many years of arduous cultivation began to ripple .
Li Qingshan shook his head slightly . Sure enough, idealists were the easiest to fool . Originally, he planned on giving Ye Liubo the position of the captain, but Ye Liubo’s cultivation was just too low, and she lacked the required temperament . In comparison, Ye Liusu’s temperament was better . At the very least, she seemed to possess some leadership and was relatively simple and easier to control . At the very least, she would not look at him greedily .
However, Ye Liubo had just been too unenthusiastic . Becoming his servant seemed to have a very big effect on her . As a result, he came up with all of this . He was not completely fooling her either . If Ye Liusu actually grasped this opportunity, she could indeed achieve a lot .
Ye Liusu arrived outside the cavern . She pressed her hand against her chest, still feeling her heart thump heavily . She had no idea whether it was because of what he said, or because of just how he was .
“Master really is powerful . He can actually make someone like you who has purged her heart of desires to yearn for love . ” Ye Liubo walked over from one side with a wide grin .
“Stop the nonsense . Let’s go . ” Ye Liusu’s face reddened before recovering her cool demeanour . She grabbed Ye Liusu’s hand and walked off . Now was not the time for her to consider this .
“What’re we doing?”
“Since they want a battle, then I’ll give them a battle . ” Ye Liusu was brimming with morale . This was an unprecedented opportunity . She had to grasp it .
As the sun set in the west, the evening glow filled the sky . A green figure appeared in front of a cave that led underground .
Fu Qingjin stood with his sword, his face exhausted . However, the moment he drew the Green Ruins sword, his eyes erupted with life . He turned into a streak of green light and dived into the pitch-black cave .
The negotiations fell through . Only the option of killing remained!