After dealing with Guo Po, Xiang Shaoyun had him rest by himself and called Tuoba Wan’er and Gong Qinyin over. There were things he had to make clear to prevent any unnecessary issues in the future. Tuoba Wan’er and Gong Qinyin arrived holding hands, looking like the closest of friends. The sight astonished Xiang Shaoyun.
Looks like my plan worked, thought Xiang Shaoyun smugly.
“Holy son-in-law, why did you call us over?” Tuoba Wan’er asked.
Xiang Shaoyun smiled and said, “Nothing important. I only wanted to introduce the two of you to each other, but it looks like that is no longer needed.”
“Shaoyun, wasn’t that what you wanted when you deliberately got yourself drunk last night?” said Gong Qinyin, as though she had seen right through his mind.
Xiang Shaoyun rubbed his nose and said, “Haha, did I? I got drunk because I was too happy!”
“Hmph. Don’t even try to get away with it by feigning ignorance. Were you not afraid that we might have argued?” asked Tuoba Wan’er as she pinched Xiang Shaoyun’s waist.
He gave her a hug and said, “I believe that you are the kindest and wouldn’t ever bully others with your status, Wan’er.”
“You and your sweet talks. I wonder how much we will suffer in the future,” grumbled Tuoba Wan’er.
“Suffer? I wouldn’t bear to let you suffer!” said Xiang Shaoyun.
“Big Sister Wan’er told me she is afraid that you will find even more sisters for us, and you will eventually dump us,” said Gong Qinyin.
Xiang Shaoyun hurriedly said, “No, that’s not possible. I am definitely not that kind of man. Don’t worry. I am loyal, and my heart is unwavering. I definitely won’t get too many women.”
“Won’t get too many…so that means you’re still going to find more?” questioned Gong Qinyin as she advanced one step at a time.
Xiang Shaoyun rubbed the back of his head and answered honestly, “Probably one or two more. I don’t really have any other options.”
He was speaking the truth. He would never abandon people like Yu Caidie and Lady Shura. There was also Lu Xiaoqing. If he met her again, he wouldn’t let her leave him again. However, he had no idea where she was right now. Apart from them, he wouldn’t think of any other woman for now. He would try his best to restrain himself.
“You greedy man!” said Tuoba Wan’er as she pinched Xiang Shaoyun’s waist again.
Gong Qinyin walked over and pinched his waist as well. She said, “I don’t care. In the future, any woman wanting to be with you needs to obtain our approval.”
“Fine,” Xiang Shaoyun agreed reluctantly.
The two were pleased to hear that. The three spent some time talking before Xia Yingying came over to invite them to a meal.
She had an unnatural look in her eyes when she saw Tuoba Wan’er and Gong Qinyin. Inwardly, she felt indignant on behalf of her young lady. However, she was unsure if she was actually feeling jealous.
Not three days later, Duo Ji arrived at Xia Hamlet. However, Ye Chaomu was still nowhere to be seen. When Duo Ji wanted to enter the Xia Hamlet, he noticed many powerful auras lock on to him, causing him to hesitate whether he should move.
He did not know if these people were friendly or hostile, so he revealed his ident.i.ty by releasing his aura as well. His aura caught Xiang Shaoyun’s attention. Xiang Shaoyun and Xia Liuhui flew out the moment they sensed Duo Ji’s aura.
“Old drunkard (Master)!” the two shouted in excitement.
Duo Ji was much less sloppy than before, and he looked much better. In fact, he looked younger. Clearly, he had also grown considerably in strength. It was a pity that his severed arm remained the same.
Duo Ji gave Xiang Shaoyun a deep bow and called out, “Young master!”
Xiang Shaoyun held him up and said, “No need for that, old drunkard.”
“Young master, your strength has grown rapidly,” said Duo Ji as he raised his head, revealing his joyful expression.
At this time, Xia Liuhui said, “Master, take a look at me! I have grown rapidly as well! I’m already at the seventh-stage Dragon Ascension Realm!”
Duo Ji shot Xia Liuhui a glance, and a pleased look appeared on his face. “Not bad. Looks like your luck is really pretty decent.”
“What do you mean by that, master? I am where I am because of my talent and character!” protested Xia Liuhui.
“You think I don’t know you? Even at the exact same cultivation level, the young master will still be able to defeat 10 of you at once,” said Duo Ji bluntly.
“Master, why are you being so blunt? No matter what, I’m still your disciple,” said Xia Liuhui gloomily.
“I wouldn’t even be bothered to say anything if you weren’t my disciple,” said Duo Ji as he rolled his eyes. He then looked at Xiang Shaoyun and asked, “Young master, are the people here all your men?”
“That’s right. Since we need to retake the sect and kill Di Batian, we require an army,” said Xiang Shaoyun with a nod.
A look of admiration surfaced on Duo Ji’s face, and Duo Ji said, “Young master, you’re indeed as capable as your father. These people are strong. It is really impressive that all of them are following you, young master.”
In truth, Duo Ji was here with the intention to make Xiang Shaoyun delay his plan for revenge. But Xiang Shaoyun had actually prepared so thoroughly, and there was nothing he could say.
“I have been waiting to return for a very long time. This time, I will not allow failure,” said Xiang Shaoyun confidently.
Duo Ji said shamefully, “But Di Batian is a Heaven Battling Realm expert. I have been trying to reach that realm all these years, but I am still stuck. Without the help of a Heaven Battling Realm expert, I don’t think we will stand any chance.”
It might not be proper to say such discouraging words before the war, but he had no choice but to say it. He only did so out of consideration for Xiang Shaoyun’s safety.
“Don’t worry, old drunkard. We have the help of such experts. Di Batian won’t be a problem,” said Xiang Shaoyun with a smile.
“For real?” Duo Ji was astonished.
“Of course. I have not wasted all these years doing nothing,” said Xiang Shaoyun.
“In that case, I, Duo Ji, will use my life to help you retake the Ziling Sect,” said Duo Ji solemnly as he slapped his chest.
“Haha, I have confidence in you,” said Xiang Shaoyun with a hearty laugh. He took out a lifebone flower and handed it to old drunkard. “Old drunkard, regrow your severed arm. I believe that will greatly increase your strength.”
Duo Ji’s pupils constricted when he saw the lifebone flower. He had been looking for ways to regrow his arm over the years, but he had not been able to find any. Surprisingly, Xiang Shaoyun had actually found one for him.
“Thank you, young master!” he was filled with grat.i.tude.
The lifebone flower could not only regrow his arm, but it could also reforge his bones. Additionally, it would also be of great help when he was attempting to enter the Heaven Battling Realm.