After spending nearly two months in the pool, Xiang Shaoyun’s draconic aura had reached 62 percent from 34 percent. It was an astonis.h.i.+ng speed that even Xiang Shaoyun himself had not expected. If it was an ordinary person, staying here for two months would send that person straight into the peak Emperor Realm.
However, Xiang Shaoyun had been incessantly purifying the draconic aura, making the quality of his draconic aura extremely high before using the draconic aura to strengthen his astral energy. Additionally, he had also sent a ma.s.sive quant.i.ty of vicious dragon energy into his astral cosmos sea, enriching its energy so he could better observe the changes that might occur in his astral cosmos sea during his future advancements.
In fact, Xiang Shaoyun had reached 62 percent of his draconic aura the previous month. The remaining time had been used to temper his body with the vicious dragon energy. His flesh had become much tougher than before.
One could say that one would find it hard to harm his current body with even emperor weapons and that he had gone through another qualitative transformation.
Xiang Shaoyun now constantly emanated a domineering aura, as if he was a dragon among men. In his presence, all would suddenly feel a sense of inferiority.
The first elder was somewhat unhappy to see that Xiang Shaoyun had only advanced by three stages, but then again, he recalled how that also served as proof of how solid Xiang Shaoyun’s foundations were.
Additionally, what Xiang Shaoyun said about harming his foundations further improved the first elder’s opinion of him. After all, not many young men could resist the temptation of advancing quickly.
“Ok. Since that is what you think, I won’t force you any longer. Let’s go,” said the first elder.
Xiang Shaoyun thus left with the first elder. As for Money, he was extremely unhappy. He wanted to stay and devour the dragon bone, but he also knew that it wouldn’t be possible.
However, it was not like he had returned empty handed. In truth, he had already swallowed a small portion of the bone. Just that small chunk of bone would take him some time to fully digest.
After returning to the palace, Xiang Shaoyun first took a bath with the a.s.sistance of Qiu Yue and Qiu Shui. He then went to visit Tuoba Wan’er.
Qiu Yue and Qiu Shui were still as seductive as ever, and they would constantly tease Xiang Shaoyun. It was as if they were not afraid that he would really lose control and do something to them.
Initially, the teasing caused Xiang Shaoyun no small amount of suffering. But before long, he gained immunity and could now resist the temptation without even chanting the Serene Clearheart Mantra.
Only later did he find out that they had been daringly seducing him because they would be a.s.signed his bed-warming maids after he became the holy son-in-law. Even if he really did something to them, they would have no complaints. Not even Tuoba Wan’er would say anything, as this was the Holy Earth Hall’s rule, where servants and the mistress would serve the same husband.
He learned all that from Tuoba Wan’er. Even knowing that, he still didn’t do anything to them. It was not that he did not want to s.h.i.+t where he eats but that he was still a virgin. He still couldn’t decide who should get his first time.
In his heart, he had already decided to preserve his first time for Yu Caidie. Thus, patience was necessary. At the same time, he saw it as a way to temper his mental fort.i.tude.
After the bath, he looked incredibly heroic. His overbearing aura deeply attracted Qiu Yue and Qiu Shui.
“Holy son-in-law, do you want us to share the bath with you next time?” asked Qiu Yue, her eyes rippling with pa.s.sion.
Qiu Shui also said, “Yes, that way, the holy son-in-law will feel even more comfortable. As servants, it is our duty to make our master comfortable.”
“Enough, stop talking nonsense. I won’t be able to resist your teasing and might really do something that could harm both of you,” said Xiang Shaoyun. He was already used to them so he was able to reply nonchalantly.
“We are definitely not afraid of that,” the two answered at the same time.
“You’re not afraid, but I am. Ok, I’m going to look for Wan’er,” said Xiang Shaoyun as he coughed and quickly left the room.
He was currently in a good mood due to his recent growth in strength. He couldn’t help but lament, “Luckily, Old Urchin had brought me here. Otherwise, I might need a year or two of hard work before reaching this level.”
Things like fortuitous encounters were always unpredictable. One could say that Xiang Shaoyun was indeed a person of great fortune. Of course, he did not think that he was the luckiest person in the world. Many people with great fortunes existed in the academy as well. Thus, he still had to keep working hard.
After he found Tuoba Wan’er, who was in a silent cultivation session, the two started catching up, relieving their yearning for each other during the past two months. Finally, he entered the main topic, “Wan’er, have my big brother and sister-in-law been sent away?”
“Yes. After you entered the Blood Dragon Pool, I had someone send them away,” said Tuoba Wan’er.
Xiang Shaoyun nodded with a sigh, “That is good to hear.”
Tuoba Wan’er asked gently, “Are you thinking of leaving as well?”
Xiang Shaoyun answered candidly, “Yes. I have been away from the academy for a very long time. If I still don’t return, many people will be worried about me. It’s a pity that the first elder insists that I need to wait until the hall master leaves seclusion before I can get his permission to leave. Sigh.”
With a complicated look on her face, Tuoba Wan’er said, “It has been hard on you.”
Xiang Shaoyun gazed at Tuoba Wan’er, who had an apologetic look on her face. He held her hand and said, “No, it hasn’t been hard on me. But I really have a lot of unfinished business. I truly can’t stay here with you forever. I am the one who has wronged you.”
Xiang Shaoyun did not want to hide anything from Tuoba Wan’er. He felt that being honest would be good for their relations.h.i.+p. Tuoba Wan’er also liked Xiang Shaoyun’s honesty and disliked those deep schemers who would always be beating around the bush. She asked, “If you really manage to leave, will you miss me?”
With his hand on her shoulder, Xiang Shaoyun replied sincerely, “We are already engaged. You’re my fiancée. Of course I will miss you. Unless you decide to one day give up on me, I won’t give up on you. I will come to see you when I’m done with my unfinished business. It will probably be around three to five years before I’m done with everything. Can you wait for me?”
Tuoba Wan’er’s heart melted when she saw Xiang Shaoyun’s earnest eyes. She had never fallen for any man before, and recently she had gotten used to Xiang Shaoyun’s presence. Her feelings for him were growing day by day, and she had already acknowledged him as her fiancé. With her hands around his waist, she buried her head into his embrace and said, “Even if I have to wait my whole life, I will wait.”
Xiang Shaoyun hugged her back and vowed, “You’re perfect, Wan’er. I will never let you down, or I will die a miserable death!”