As soon as his voice trailed off, three questioning gazes shifted onto Ling Xian.
Faced with three soft but hiddenly stern stares, Ling Xian’s expression was calm as he grinned. "Thank you for all of your warm invitations. Logically, I should agree with them, but I already have a Master and forgive me, but I cannot accept."
Instantly, the three of them frowned, and the way they looked at Ling Xian became colder.
To know that all of them were completion powerhouses high above others, which meant their capabilities were terrifying. In the 36 islands, each and every one of them were high ranked official!
Yet just now, they personally invited someone to join them but was declined by Ling Xian. How could they not feel angry?
However, they were not angered right away because the person who rejected them was not a normal cultivator, but a dominating foundational victor!
"Ling Xian, are you for real? You really have a master already?" Yu Qing Shuang frowned, he felt a headache.
Lin Tian and Aunt Hua’s heads hurt too.
If this were someone else, the three of them would’ve attacked and forcefully took this person. But towards Ling Xian, who’s fighting abilities did not pale next to them, they didn’t dare to use force.
Ling Xian’s terrifying capability was something they all witnessed. Though his breathing had weakened, they weren’t confident enough they would be able to take him.
If he escaped, then everything they’ve done so far would all go to waste. They would also have offended a Heaven’s Favorite with endless potential. This was something none of them wanted to see.
"Yes, I have had a Master for a long time."
Ling Xian nodded softly with a smile. "Thank you for all your kindness. But I am not someone who betrays my own Master. Therefore, I have to apologize."
Yu Qing Ming’s brows tightly locked together as he stared at Ling Xian. It didn’t appear that Ling Xian was lying, so he exclaimed, "Aye, what a pity. It seems like the House of Wu Ji, and you are not fated to be."
Aunt Hua and Lin Tian exchanged glances and saw the helplessness in each other’s eyes.
If Ling Xian had stated some other reason, they might keep on pursuing. But after he told them he already has a Master, they gave up as well.
Because even if they end up convincing Ling Xian, they wouldn’t dare to accept someone who betrayed his own Master.
"Haha, I knew he wouldn’t accept. That’s why I didn’t invite him." Yang Tian Nan laughed out loud.
"Everyone says old people think like Gods. It is true." Yu Qing Shuang smiled helplessly.
"Of course. You think the extra years we live are wasteful?" Yan Tian Nan stroke his beard. He didn’t have the plan to invite Ling Xian in the beginning because the other three belonged in Houses, while he had a Clan.
He had a better idea.
"Ling Xian, I heard Yan Ning Zhi say you saved her life." Yan Tian Nan smiled kindly. However, the way he smiled appeared to be a little ambiguous to Ling Xian.
Ling Xian had a sudden realization and changed the topic, "Thank you, seniors, for helping me when I needed it. I have a modest gift I want to give to you."
Then, he flapped his sleeve, and twenty translucent purple petals appeared in midair. The fragrance of it was enlightening.
"The Petal of Enlightenment?"
Yu Qing Shuang gasped. The other three were shocked as well, as they didn’t expect Ling Xian to be in possession of such treasures!
"One... Two… wow, there are twenty of them!" Lin Tian’s face was full of astonishment. He really didn’t think that Ling Xian would be so wealthy that he had so many petals!
To know that these were the rare Petals of Enlightenment. Even top-ranked officials didn’t have a lot of these. Every single petal was treated like a treasure, and one would never show it off to another person.
Even for them, they’ve only drunk it two to three times in their lifetime. This was why after seeing Ling Xian take out twenty petals, they were in awe.
They regained their calmness after a long while.
Yu Qing Shuang smiled wryly, "Ling Xian, you are a little too generous. You really are giving this to us?"
"Since I took them out, of course, I want to give them to you all. Here are 20, five for each of you. It’s a representation of my appreciation." Ling Xian softly grinned, as if he was not giving out precious Petals of Enlightenment, but common cabbages.
Everyone was stunned by the number. They weren’t poor, but they’ve never seen so many Petals.
Though every Petal is around one million spiritual stones on the market, there really was not enough supply for there to be a market. Unless one is forced to trade it for money, nobody would ever barter with it.
In the entire world, Ling Xian was probably the only one who would treat the petals like they are nothing.
"How is this a modest gift? I’ve only had two Petals of Enlightenment in my entire life. Yet here you are, giving me five." Yu Qing Shuang bitterly laughed. Though he appeared bitter, he was in fact really happy.
The other three were the same. At first, they were enraged by Ling Xian’s rejection, but now they were all ecstatic.
Seeing this, Ling Xian waved around his sleeve and divided the twenty petals into groups of four and pushed them on top of everyone’s palm.
Sniffing at the lightly fragrant petals, the four of them revealed their excited mood.
Even though they didn’t achieve their original goal and acquire Ling Xian. Having had gained these five valuable Petals of Enlightenment made them feel like everything was worth it.
Of course, this was not even the most important thing. The most important gain today was forming a bond with Ling Xian.
Seeing everyone’s smile, Ling Xian’s lips curled as well. He paid his respect, "If it’s settled, then I will bid my farewells now."
"Might as well. If you ever run into trouble in the future, or ever find yourself on Wu Ji House’s land, remember to find me." Yu Qing Shuang nodded and made that promise.
Lin Tian and Aunt Shua did the same and made similar promises.
However, Yan Tian Nan’s words were a little more interesting. He teasingly stared at Ling Xian with almost a flirty smile. "Ling Xian, remember to remember, if you ever come to the Yan Clan, there is a beauty waiting for you."
Instantly, Yan Ning Zhi blushed. She gently hit Yan Tian Nan, telling him to shut up. But the way she peeked at Ling Xian was full of anticipation. She waited for him to say he will visit the Yan Clan.
"Haha, okay. Granduncle, I, will not say any more." Yan Tian Nan bellowed, but his suspicion was confirmed.
"Uh…" Ling Xian awkwardly smiled. Seeing Yan Ning Zhi’s anticipating eyes, he said with a headache, "Don’t worry, if I have the time, I will visit."
Hearing this, Yan Ning Zhi was jumping up and down on the inside. She revealed a warm grin.
Yu Qing Shuang and they seemed to have realized something. They cursed at Yan Tian Nan under their breaths for trying to get Ling Xian to be his grandson-in-law. They silently decided to go back to their respective Houses and see who’s daughter was willing to marry the victor of the foundational level.
Beauties… which House didn’t have them?
The three of them made up their mind and were ready to talk to and convince the most beautiful women from their Houses.
"Then, this is goodbye."
Ling Xian paid his respect, and in a flashed, he headed southwest.
It was the direction of the Yun Clan.