Chapter 96 - Baffled
Under Gong Yang’s lead, the three arrived at a well-decorated building with a courtyard.
As soon as Qin Nan stepped into the house, he could smell a pleasant odor, which was able to calm his thoughts and replenish his energy.
“Is this tea odor?” Qin Nan scanned the surroundings as he asked.
“Yeah, this place was designed by an inner disciple, which was specifically built for enjoying tea.” Gong Yang smiled as he said, “Furthermore, the rooms here are encapsulated with forbidding auras. No one is able to eavesdrop without surpassing the Martial Emperor Realm.”
While explaining, Gong Yang brought the two of them into a room.
The room was not big, around ten meters square wide. It was well decorated, especially the tea set placed on the wooden table. The cups which looked like crystals were arranged in a line, resembling the shape of a dragon.
Gong Yang sat on the first seat, and finished brewing a pot of tea with a well-practiced manner in just a short period of time.
Xiao Qingxue reached out her elegant fingers and grabbed hold of a cup. She took a sip from it, and glanced at Qin Nan, before saying in a seemingly angry tone, “Qin Nan, I never thought you would be so concealing—I was so worried about you.”
Upon hearing this, Gong Yang too glanced toward Qin Nan; he was curious to know how his brother continued to make miracles happen.
“Senior Sister Qingxue, it’s not my fault,” Qin Nan laughed wryly, “I was being hunted by Ling Zixiao and his group, so I was forced to focus on improving my strength. What I didn’t expect was that I would be lucky enough to have fortunate encounters on the Island of Versatility, boosting my cultivation rapidly.”
Upon hearing this, Gong Yang and Xiao Qingxue nodded their heads; they were quite convinced that this was the truth.
Qin Nan was only at the fifth-layer Body Tempering Realm before the Trial of Versatility took place, which improved rapidly to the eighth-layer Body Tempering Realm, in addition to mastering the Minor Success Stage of the Arcane Realm—it was impossible if he did not have any fortunate encounters.
Gong Yang let out a smile and said, “Let’s not worry about that. It’s time to split the pills now.”
After saying this, Gong Yang flicked his finger, and ten jade jars landed before Xiao Qingxue.
Xiao Qingxue was slightly shocked, and was going to say something, before Gong Yang held his hand up and said, “You bet four thousand Martial Emperor Pills, so that means I would need to give you eight thousand in return. I decided to round it off, making it ten thousand in total.”
After seeing this, Qin Nan stared with his eyes opened wide; he had not expected Gong Yang to have the personality of a wealthy parvenu.
Gong Yang then smilingly said to Qin Nan, “Qin Nan, it was with all of your contributions that I ended up winning so many pills. Besides that, as your Brother Yang, I shall not mistreat you. Here are thirty thousand Martial Emperor Pills. Feel free to spend it as you will.”
After saying this, a total of thirty jade jars were placed in an orderly fashion before Qin Nan.
Qin Nan and Xiao Qingxue both held their breath after seeing this.
A total of thirty thousand Martial Emperor Pills, which was equivalent to three million Xiantian Pills!
Qin Nan in particular, was relatively poor; he would have leapt into the air in joy upon receiving a hundred thousand Xiantian Pills. Now that there were thirty thousand Xiantian Pills before him, it caused him to feel like passing out.
After a while, Qin Nan finally collected his thoughts and let out a wry smile, “Brother Yang, are you planning to scare me to death? You’ve won these Martial Emperor Pills because of your trust in me. I did not do anything unique. Of course, I will be willing to take it as a gift, but I’ll only take ten thousand Martial Emperor Pills.”
Qin Nan did not hesitate; he waved his hand, taking ten jade jars away.
This was even when he was quite covetous of the thirty thousand Martial Emperor Pills, which would allow his Divine Battle Spirit to improve at an unbelievable rate. However, Qin Nan chose to hold his greed back, as he was not supposed to take them all since it was not his contribution.
He was only taking the ten thousand Martial Emperor Pills as there was no need to be too polite among brothers, and Gong Yang had won a total of seventy thousand Martial Emperor Pills.
Gong Yang’s eyes flickered with a sense of compliment, as he then said, “Alrighty, let’s make it that way. By the way, I’ll have to excuse myself—you two enjoy.”
After saying this, Gong Yang instantly left the place without any hesitation.
This left Qin Nan and Xiao Qingxue speechless.
“Oh right, Qingxue, I did not use the Escape Orb which you gave me previously,” Qin Nan took the orb out and said with a wry smile, “I did tell you that I wouldn’t need this.”
“Wasn’t I worried about your safety?” Xiao Qingxue rolled her eyes at him, and paused for a brief moment, before saying in a soft tone, “This Escape Orb, you should keep it.”
Qin Nan was stunned for a moment, before he nodded his head and kept the orb in his pocket.
“Qin Nan, tell me; how many secrets are you still hiding?” Xiao Qingxue leaned forward and opened her attractive eyes wide, staring straight into Qin Nan’s.
It was the first time for Qin Nan to have such close interactions with Xiao Qingxue. He realized how attractive her facial features were—almost flawless—especially her flickering eyes, which absorbed his thoughts.
Qin Nan instinctively inhaled deeply, and captured a unique pleasant scent; he could not help but let out a cough, and avoided Xiao Qingxue’s gaze and said, “I don’t have any secrets.”
“Is that so?” Xiao Qingxue was not satisfied hearing this answer.
Qin Nan glanced at her and thought for a moment; he then stood up and said, “Qingxue, one day, I’ll let you witness them with your own eyes.”
Xiao Qingxue was stunned for a moment, before her big eyes turned into crescents, as a smile appeared on her face as she said, “Sure, I’ll wait.”
Qin Nan realized the atmosphere was a bit weird, thus he quickly switched the topic, “Now that I’ve received so many pills, I’m planning to go into seclusion and cultivate. What about you?”
“I’ve accepted a task recently, so I’m afraid I have to leave the sect for a while.” A sudden thought came to her, as she gave Qin Nan a death stare and said, “Even the outer domain of the Mystic Spirit Sect is full of talented disciples, you better control your temper.”
“Ugh… Sure, will do.” Upon seeing her expression, Qin Nan felt a sudden headache, as he instantly agreed.
“Good, this place is protected by a forbidding aura, you can start cultivating here. I’ll leave first.” Xiao Qingxue did not stay any longer, she turned around and headed straight to the exit, creating a gust of a pleasant scent. Before she stepped out of the door, she glanced back at Qin Nan and said in a low tone, “Qin Nan, I’ll wait for you in the inner domain.”
After saying this, Xiao Qingxue immediately ran off like a terrified rabbit.
After seeing such a behavior from her, Qin Nan was quite confused, What happened to her?
“Screw it, there’s no point of thinking about it. The most important thing now is to improve the Divine Battle Spirit!” Qin Nan took a deep breath, as his eyes were ignited with flames, “A hundred thousand Xiantian Pills from the sect, plus these Martial Emperor Pills which are equivalent to a million Xiantian Pills, summing up to a total of one million, one hundred thousand Xiantian Pills. I wonder how much you are able to improve?”
After saying this, nine golden rays appeared swiftly behind Qin Nan, as the Divine Battle Spirit was unleashed.