“How would the prince know you? p.i.s.s off if you’re smart, or you will all turn into our food,” threatened the Demon Sovereign tiger unyieldingly.
“This little cat is quite the c.o.c.ky one,” said the turtle, displeased with the tiger’s tone.
The toad said, “Let me teach him a lesson.”
“Impudent!” the Demon Sovereign tiger roared furiously.
At this time, Jin Wo interjected, “Lord Hu s.h.i.+, he really is a friend of the prince. Please calm down. Let me talk with him.”
Jin Wo then stepped forward and saluted Xiang Shaoyun before saying, “How have you been, Young Master Xiang? I didn’t expect you here. I believe the prince will be happy to see you.”
Jin Wo had also grown, and he was now a fifth-stage Demon Emperor. With his bloodline, this was probably the highest point of his cultivation. It would be very hard for him to enter the Demon Sovereign realm.
“It’s good seeing you, Jin Wo. Please inform Little White about this. It has been a while since we last met. I’m here to catch up with him,” said Xiang Shaoyun with a smile.
He knew that things would be much easier with Jin Wo present. The Demon Sovereign tiger stiffened, not daring to act as arrogantly anymore.
“Since you’re the friend of the prince, please come this way. Jin Wo, go report this to the prince,” said the Demon Sovereign tiger, politely this time.
“Sure. Thank you for your trouble,” said Xiang Shaoyun.
And just like that, the group was welcomed by the Demon Sovereign tiger. They no longer needed to worry about being attacked by the other demonic beasts.
Meanwhile, Jin Wo was rus.h.i.+ng toward the forbidden zone of the Hundred Beasts Mountain at his top speed. But before he reached his destination, a youth and an old man flew out.
The youth was emanating an incomparably imposing aura, and the conspicuous character “King” could be seen on his forehead. His pair of eyes shone brightly, and he exuded an exceptionally heroic presence that made him look like a natural-born sovereign.
The old man behind the youth was, in truth, an extremely powerful elderly demonic beast. After taking human form, none of his beastly characteristics were visible, and his demonic aura was completely concealed. n.o.body would be able to determine if he was actually a human or a demon.
When Jin Wo saw the youth, he knelt down and said, “Greetings, prince.”
“Um. Rise,” said the youth. “Is my boss here?”
“Your highness is wise. Young Master Xiang is indeed here. Lord Hu s.h.i.+ is attending to him,” Jin Wo.
“Haha, my boss is finally here to see me,” said the youth with a hearty laugh before transforming into a gust of wind as he swiftly flew away.
The old demon followed him like a shadow. Even though this was their territory, he still wasn’t comfortable with allowing the youth to go alone. The youth was none other than Little White.
Shortly after, Little White appeared before Xiang Shaoyun. He called out in excitement, “Boss!”
Xiang Shaoyun was also overjoyed as he called back, “Little White!”
The two shared a heavy hug, their joy of reunion hard to describe in words.
“Come, boss. Let’s go to my place,” invited Little White as he pulled Xiang Shaoyun’s hand without even asking for his reason for coming.
Hu s.h.i.+, who had been somewhat disrespectful toward Xiang Shaoyun, became nervous. He was afraid that Xiang Shaoyun would talk bad about him in front of the prince and make things difficult for him.
Xiang Shaoyun did not reject the invitation. He told Money, the turtle, and the toad to wait for him. After telling Hu s.h.i.+ to not mistreat the guests, Little White brought Xiang Shaoyun to their headquarters.
It was worth mentioning that Xiang Shaoyun was the first human to have ever stepped foot in the white tigers’ headquarters. The two flew at a rapid speed, and soon, they arrived before a ma.s.sive mountain. The mountain was towering and majestic, and it was most certainly the tallest mountain in the Hundred Beasts Mountain Range. A terrifying demonic aura could be felt from it, and powerful demonic tigers were surrounding the mountain, acting as guardians.
“This is the main entrance to our headquarters,” explained Little White.
“Won’t you get punished bringing me here?” said Xiang Shaoyun anxiously.
“Boss, you’re underestimating me. The elders of the clan pamper me greatly. They won’t blame me,” said Little White proudly.
Sure enough, when they landed on the mountain, the demonic tigers guarding the place all saluted Little White respectfully. None of them dared to stop the two. Xiang Shaoyun followed Little White deeper into the territory and was met with a ma.s.sive tunnel leading into the mountain.
They walked through the tunnel and arrived before a door of light. Even here, there were two ma.s.sive tigers standing guard, looking around with cold eyes that caused one to s.h.i.+ver.
If Xiang Shaoyun hadn’t been brought over by Little White, he would have been swallowed the moment he had shown himself.
“Boss, let’s enter,” invited Little White.
Xiang Shaoyun nodded and stepped through the door of light alongside Little White without showing any fear. After going through the door of light, it was as though a whole new world opened up before their eyes. They had arrived at an ancient forest.
Tiger roars resounded at an ear-splitting volume. As far as Xiang Shaoyun’s eyes could see, demonic tigers were running around. The tigers had a vigorous life force, and they all had white fur. It was quite a pity that none of them were pure white tigers. They were merely tigers with a trace of the white tiger bloodline.
Like what the jiaos were to the dragons, these tigers were of the branch of the main white tiger bloodline. Even so, their bloodline was extremely close to the pure white tiger bloodline, so they were still decently strong.
After inheriting the bloodline of an ancient pure white tiger, Little White seemed to have reverted his bloodline, gaining the purest white tiger bloodline of his clan. That was why the demonic tigers in the mountain range showed him great respect. They hoped that Little White would be the beacon leading them into a future where they would all become pure-blood white tigers.
In the past, Xiang Shaoyun had believed that actual white tigers were living in the Hundred Beasts Mountain Range, but now, he finally understood that he was wrong.
At this time, a middle-aged man walked over and asked, “Your highness, why did you bring a human here?”
“Uncle, this is my brother. I won’t be here without him. I am taking him to see the patriarch,” replied Little White.
The st.u.r.dy middle-aged man looked at Xiang Shaoyun. Instantly, Xiang Shaoyun felt a heavy pressure descending upon him.
Fortunately, the middle-aged man looked away shortly after and said, “This human is decent. You may take him to the patriarch.”
“Thank you, uncle,” replied Little White before bringing Xiang Shaoyun to an oddly-designed building.