There was a creaking sound as two doors to a room opened softly to reveal a person walking from the room within.
Twilight was setting in on the world now as Bai Yunfei strode out from his room. Inhaling the outside air, Bai Yunfei felt himself feel at ease.
“You’ve finally come out from your room, brother Bai!!”
Not even a second after Bai Yunfei came out from his room, the pleased voice of Zheng Kai called out to him from the gates to his courtyard where he stood.
Slightly surprised, Bai Yunfei replied, “Er….brother Zheng, have you been waiting here for me the entire time?”
“Course not,” Zheng Kai waved his hand airily, “I don’t have enough perseverance to wait an entire week for you to come out your room…..I only thought that since you have class tomorrow, you’d come out sometime today. Good thing for me it only took an hour for you to come out. So, how goes it? Your training go well?”
A small prismatic bolt of light dove from the skies above to land onto Bai Yunfei’s shoulders. A small feathery head popped out from the light to rub at Bai Yunfei’s cheeks affectionately.
It was Xiao Qi.
“Haha….” Bai Yunfei stroked the feathers of Xiao Qi with equal affection, “Thank you for your concern, brother Zheng. I did quite alright.”
“You look a little tired to me, though??” Zheng Kai blinked in confusion. Though Bai Yunfei had already recovered somewhat from his week, Zheng Kai could still infer just how well he really was.
“Just a little tired, nothing too serious.” Bai Yunfei nodded with a smile.
Suddenly, a loud strange noise erupted into the air. Pausing briefly, both persons looked around for a moment before Bai Yunfei rubbed at his stomach in embarrassment. “Haha, I won’t lie, brother Zheng, but I haven’t eaten anything for almost a week now. Could I ask for you to have someone bring me a meal?”
Zheng Kai was stunned. Just what in the world was Bai Yunfei doing for him to forego his meals?
“No need for that, brother Bai,” Zheng Kai replied, “I’ll take you to a good place to eat. Since tomorrow’s your next class, you should take it easy today!”
Pausing for a moment to think, Bai Yunfei nodded his head. It’d do him so some good to take it easy today.
And so without any further ado, the two left the courtyards.
Since the three soulbeasts had been hard at work standing guard in front of Bai Yunfei’s room, and Xiao Qi and the blue-eyes wyrm not willing to stay behind in Zheng manor, Bai Yunfei decided to take them two out with them.
The two walked to a good restaurant and waited for their meals to come before they started eat. Under Zheng Kai’s amazed eyes, Bai Yunfei began to eat at such a fast and great rate that it didn’t take long for him to finish enough food for ten men before Bai Yunfei was satisfied.
“Ah, brother Zheng, has anything happened in the past few days?” Bai Yunfei asked after finishing a bowl of soup with relish.
“Hm?” Zheng Kai asked, not quite all the way there at the moment, “Ah, there was actually. You weren’t aware of it, of course, but our doorsteps are practically gone with how many people have been stepping over them. You’re a very well known celebrity now in the soul cultivator circles of the Capital, you know.”
A fleck of admiration entered Zheng Kai’s eyes. “A soul cultivator that can craft even a heaven-tier soul armament….no soul cultivator wouldn’t want to have a figure like as their friend. Almost every single soul cultivator group that matters here in the Capital have been asking for you, some of them more than once, though we declined them on your behalf.”
He paused to take a breath. “But you know, brother Bai, there’s several powerful factions I feel you should get to know sooner or later. If you’re staying in the Capital, it won’t be too bad of a thing to get to know them. Even the Royal Family will try to get in touch with you eventually.”
Bai Yunfei nodded, “You’re right, brother Zheng. When I’ve the time, I’ll deal with those matters.”
“There’s also something else, brother Bai….” Zheng Kai looked a little embarrassed, “there’s a few elders in my family that want to meet you, if you’re willing…”
“Not a problem,” Bai Yunfei laughed, “I should’ve meet them earlier with how long I’ve been at your place.”
“That works, since you’re staying here, feel free to meet them whenever you want.” Zheng Kai nodded. “Well let’s not talk about such annoying stuff. You haven’t come out in so long, it’s time for you to live it up tonight!”
“.....” Bai Yunfei said nothing. “Is it because you were stuck at home the entire time that you wanted to drag me outside to ‘relieve’ your boredom?”
A thought suddenly struck him, “Ah, are Huang Bin and the others doing well? Why haven’t we seen them recently? Aren’t you usually with them?”
The Four Lords of the Capital were known for being as thick as thieves, but Bai Yunfei hadn’t seen head nor hair of them ever since the first day they were in the Capital.
“Ugh. It’s because of what happened last time.” Zheng Kai sighed, “Some of their members actually tried to talk with you the past few days because of your assistance last time, but they had to go back since you were secluding yourself. It won’t be for another while that they get their ‘freedom’ back.”
Suddenly, Zheng Kai asked Bai Yunfei a question, “Ah, actually, you might as well come with me somewhere. I’m sure fourth brother will be there.”
“Hm?” Bai Yunfei looked up, “Where?”
“Hehe, you’ll know when we get there….” Zheng Kai smiled surreptitiously. “It’s a very fun place. We normally spend our time there.”
One of Bai Yunfei’s eyebrows perked up before his face flushed a bit--was it that kind of place?
Zheng Kai looked a little surprised at his reaction, but then he realized just why Bai Yunfei had reacted thusly, “Ahaha, brother Bai, you thought I was going to bring you to a brothel?! Please, we’re the Four Lords of the Capital you know? Think about it, what woman isn’t willing to be with us if we want? Why would we go there? What an imagination you’ve got there, but hehe, brother Bai, was that really your first thought? Were you interested? I won’t say no, we can go there if you want?”
“Er….” Bai Yunfei shook his hands furiously in denial, “No no. I’m fine. I’m not interested.”
Exiting from the restaurant, Zheng Kai led Bai Yunfei down to a street that was even busier than most streets in the daytime. With how turbulent it was on the street, a directionally challenged person like Bai Yunfei not even knowing which direction was which. Bai Yunfei sighed to himself, thinking that the Capital was extremely large. With how long he had been stuck indoors, being brought to a place like this would definitely see to him getting lost….
About a scant five minutes later, the two came to front of a spacious building.
Looking at the nameplate hanging above the building, Bai Yunfei was surprised at what he saw.
Never did Bai Yunfei expect that the ‘fun’ place Zheng Kai mentioned would be this of all things...