AGM 552 - Femme Fatale
Mo Qingcheng sat beside Qin Wentian, and upon noting the flickering light in Qin Wentian's eyes, a seemingly angry smile flashed on her face as she lightly touched Qin Wentian's shoulders. When Qin Wentian turned to gaze at her, Mo Qingcheng pouted as she asked, "Are you also wanting to meet with this number one beauty in the Royal Sacred Region?"
"Eh..." Qin Wentian blinked his eyes rapidly as he stared at Mo Qingcheng. He initially had this thought but purely because he was just curious as to what sort of character this 'number one beauty' was.
Seeing how Qin Wentian was at a loss for words, Mo Qingcheng's dainty hands moved to Qin Wentian's thigh as she pinched it ruthlessly, causing bitter smiles to adorn Qin Wentian's face. Women were truly creatures who were innately born with jealousy. However, for women of Mo Qingcheng's beauty, one has to say that even when she was jealous, that angered countenance was also extremely mesmerizing to the extent where even Ye Lingshuang who as at the side, became dumbstruck as she watched on. After she recovered, she turned to Qin Wentian as a smile that was not a smile appeared on her face.
"Since Wentian wishes to go, let him go with Liu Yun then. I shall accompany Qingcheng and wait for you all to come back." Ye Lingshuang's lips twitched, causing wry smiles to appear on Qin Wentian's face. "Sister Lingshuang, please don't hit a person who's down."
The maidens by the side all burst out into giggles. Looking upon this beautiful sight, Liu Yun's eyes widened and sparkled with a bright light while becoming increasingly jealous of this fellow Qin Wentian.
Currently, the maidens of the Medicine Sovereign Valley had a much better impression of Qin Wentian compared to before. In Ye, Qin Wentian exploded with rage because of her, forcibly barging into the Qi King Manor before killing Ye Kongfan to cleanse the humiliation Mo Qingcheng suffered because of his damaging words. Ye Kongfan's malicious rumors died off even without any actions from Qin Wentian, while the things Qin Wentian did for Mo Qingcheng became a beautiful story in Ye, spoken by many of the citizens.
In addition to that world-shaking battle fought in the Ye Royal Palace, the Human Emperor's current prestige far exceeded that of the past while as the foster son of the Human Emperor, Qin Wentian's reputation in Ye was extremely great as well.
All these happenings were taken note by the maidens from the Medicine Sovereign Valley and gradually, they no longer looked down on Qin Wentian. In any case, the relationship between them was as inseparable by glue, and the fact that they might already have done the things between men and women was already unchangeable.
"Sister Lingshuang, you don't know many things, he's a very fickle minded guy who has never lacked beautiful girls by his side. Isn't there also a Qing`er who has a peerless countenance by his side." After Mo Qingcheng interacted with Qin Wentian, her temperament had become much more cheerful compared to before to the point where she could even joke about things just like the young girl she was when back in Chu.
"Qingcheng, you know about Qing`er?" The beautiful eyes of Ye Lingshuang flickered. She had met Qing`er before and that beauty resembling a snow lotus atop an icy mountain was truly so beautiful that it causes one to be breathless.
"Cough, cough..." Qin Wentian's heart felt extremely depressed. This Ye Lingshuang was too naive, wasn't she? And indeed, Mo Qingcheng was now staring at him with a smile that was not a smile on her face, causing Qin Wentian to shake his head as he replied, "Qingcheng, I've been honest and have told you about Qing`er before."
From in front of Qin Wentian, several unfriendly gazes immediately shot over. Qin Wentian looked up only to see expressions of fierceness on the maidens of the Medicine Sovereign Valley. This bastard fellow, with a woman like the Holy Maiden as his wife, he still had a beautiful woman outside?
"Hmph," Mo Qingcheng snorted, Qin Wentian soon felt that the atmosphere in here was so heavy that he could no longer be in this place. These women were all too powerful he couldn't handle them even though he knew that he and Qing`er were truly innocent.
"Sister Lingshuang, let's return to our rooms. We SHALL NOT bother them if they want to go and take a look at the number one beauty in the Royal Sacred Region." Mo Qingcheng spoke to Ye Lingshuang behind her, the whole group of females actually stood up and left. However, before they depart, Mo Qingcheng turned her head and glance at Qin Wentian as a soul-stirring smile appeared on her face, "Be careful outside, don't let that beauty steal your soul away."
After speaking, she turned and left with Ye Lingshuang and the others. Looking at the departing back of Mo Qingcheng, Qin Wentian felt currents of warmth flowing in his heart. He already knew that this lass wasn't really angered but was merely teasing him. As he thought of this, a bemused expression flashed past his face as he spoke in his heart, "Watch how I shall deal with you later."
Qin Wentian involuntarily showed what he was thinking with a self-satisfied smile on his face.
"Junior brother Qin, why are you smiling so slyly, what are you thinking about?" Liu Yun's voice drifted over, his words causing Qin Wentian to glare at him.
"Ah, the Holy Maiden truly understands the needs of men, she actually allowed you to go with me and take a look at this world's number one beauty. Sigh, when would it be my turn to have such a wonderful girl falling in love with me?" Liu Yun sighed.
"Enough, don't play around anymore. Let's set off." Duan Han interjected, causing Qin Wentian and Liu Yun to look at him as they both simultaneously asked, "Where are we going?"
"Of course we are going to take a look at the world's number one beauty. This can also be considered a kind of training." Duan Han stiffened for a moment before replying.
Qin Wentian and Liu Yun exchanged glances before blinking in confusion. After which Duan Han's silhouette flickered as a smile appeared on his face, disappearing from the inn.
"Yeah training, this is a form of training" The various seniors and juniors stared at each other before laughing uproariously. So, it appears that Senior Duan Han was the truly formidable one, hiding his intentions so well but actually they were all kindred spirits.
In the Immortal Ripple Pavilion, several handsome cultivators gathered at the interesting and appealing buildings around there.
Graceful sounds of the zither rang out in the air, projecting a sense of soulfulness from the beautiful melody, seeping deep into the hearts of people, causing this moment to leave a deep impression.
At the entrance of the Immortal Ripple Pavilion, many masked maidens stood around protectively, not allowing anyone to venture closer.
From afar, a group of silhouettes slowly walked over. These were none other than Qin Wentian as well as the other male members from the Battle Sword Sect. Their steps were slow and unhurried, enjoying the music in the air.
"Lin Xian`er is skilled in the arts of music, her zither melody is said to be able to steal souls away, mesmerizing the hearts of others, charming all of them over. Yet who would have thought that this melody didn't have the slightest feel of decadency but is really so soulful and beautiful. I've really underestimated this 'number one beauty in the world.'" Qin Wentian mused in his heart as he thought of the things the members of the Battle Sword Sect told him about Lin Xian`er when they were on the way over here.
This Celestial Maiden Sect is a great sect located in the Eastern Domain, they only recruit female disciples and the priority of recruitment was to first look at beauty, before looking at talent. Hence, the disciples of the Celestial Maiden Sect are all extremely beautiful women. The current sect leader of the Celestial Maiden Sect had caused a tsunami-level equivalent of commotion back in her younger days a hundred years ago, and was rumored to have interactions with almost all the absolute geniuses in the Royal Sacred Region back when in her time.
For example, the genius Nangong Zhu of the Nangong Aristocrat Clan in the Eastern Domain of the Royal Sacred Region, he had outstanding talent and was deemed as the future clan lord of the Nangong Aristocrat Clan, admired by countless beautiful women who were all more than willing to marry him. However back then, he actually chose to forsake everything for the sake of the Celestial Maiden Sect's current sect leader. This matter instantly caused a storm to rise in the Eastern Domain and the Nangong Aristocrat Clan even went all out to war against the Celestial Maiden Sect wanting them to hand Nangong Zhu over. Yet Nangong Zhu actually stood with the Celestial Maiden Sect and warred against his own family clan. Eventually, both powers stopped fighting and Nangong Zhu was expelled from his clan. From then on, Nangong Zhu had never appeared again and according to rumors, he became a protector for the Celestial Maiden Sect's current sect leader.
However even now, nobody heard any news about the sect leader of the Celestial Maiden Sect being married to someone. Some said that the immortal ladies of the Celestial Maiden sect were all demonesses who used their beauty to ensnare the souls of men while others said that although their reputation wasn't good, each of the females in the sect guarded their bodies like precious jade. Although there were many rumors regarding them and the talented outstanding heroes around the world, no men had ever truly possessed them before in any sense.
And currently, Lin Xian`er's beauty didn't lose out in the slightest compared to the sect leader of the Celestial Maiden sect in her prime. Not only that, she even exceeded her, and earned the moniker of the world's number one beauty. Right now, she was travelling around the Royal Sacred Region, one could only wonder at the number of storms that arose because of her.
Qin Wentian slowly walked as he 'tuned in' to the music. The zither melody permeated his heart and there was actually a unique energy that could cause their worries to rise up, causing them to feel traces of sadness in an extremely natural manner almost without them being conscious of it.
"Only hearing her melody and never seeing her, but because of the music, it draws the distance between us closer as though we are destined to meet sooner or later. Such methods are truly terrifying." Duan Han mused, speaking out the thought which arose because of his changing emotions.
"The air abounds with fragrance, unknowingly, unconsciously, with neither presence nor sound yet it seemed so natural, touching the hearts of others causing them to voluntarily wish to meet with her." Liu Yun drew in a deep breath as an expression of being mesmerized appeared on his countenance. Qin Wentian had also breathed in the fragrance, he felt himself drifting among with the clouds yet this feeling seemed so natural, he didn't mind being drunk on it.
"What flower fragrance is this?" Qin Wentian involuntarily asked.
"The fragrance of women," Liu Yun replied. "Lin Xian`er's astral soul is an unusual plant-type astral soul. This type of fragrance can mesmerize or bewilder others. Junior Brother Qin best be careful."
After speaking, their silhouettes flickered as they landed on the roof of an ancient building, staring in the direction of the Immortal Ripple Pavilion
On the roofs of the buildings around the pavilion, there were already many young men gathered there. These people all projected an extraordinary aura, quietly standing there and with no exceptions, their gazes were all riveted at the ancient pavilion in front of them.
In the pavilion, there was a screen of curtains that blocked the sight of others. The zither melody originated from behind there. Through that thin and slightly transparent curtain, one could see the silhouette of an absolute beauty sitting there playing the zither. Her dainty fingers flicked the lines of that ancient zither in a beautiful manner, each and every action of hers seemed to possess a magnetism that could stir the hearts of others.
Just looking at that blurry silhouette was sufficient to tell that the maiden within was most definitely a charming woman.
In the quiet space, there were no other sounds save for her melody. The hearts of others blossomed with a sense of disappointment and frustration at this moment because of a change in her melody.
"Hu..." Someone exhaled a breath as he sighed, "Fairy Xian`er's skill with the zither has reached such a consummate level, causing people to be deep in admiration."
"The Eye King is exaggerating with his praise." A soft-like cotton voice drifted over, yet it was as melodious as the sounds of her zither. It was as though even the voice of his maiden was as flawless as her countenance, filled with hints of unending charm and temptation.
"Since we've all arrived, I wonder if fairy would deign to show herself or we would all truly be disappointed." Shang Tong spoke again. So, it turns out that this man was none other than one of the kings of Grand Shang which Qin Wentian had met before in the Xuan King City. Right now, he had no hints of his earlier arrogance, and assumed an amiable and approachable demeanor instead. Such a presence was completely different from before because the person he was facing was no ordinary maiden, this was also why his attitude and temperament has also changed.
"As it should be by right." That melodious voice rang out as the curtains shifted aside. After which, a silhouette imprinted herself in the eyes of the spectators. Just a single glance at her caused the soul of everyone in the crowd to stir.
Qin Wentian's soul was no exception. After which, he bit his lips to remain clear-headed and he realized that his back was cold with perspiration.
Lin Xian`er's beautiful eyes indistinctly stared at the horizon. That beautiful countenance of hers could be termed as flawless. However, the aura she projected to others was a sense of fragileness and gentleness, causing the hearts of people to bloom with a desire to protect her.
However, this Lin Xian`er was a future candidate for the position for the sect leader from the Celestial Maiden Sect, how weak and gentle could she be? Such temptation soundlessly and without presence, infiltrated the hearts of everyone present. How terrifying was that? Femme fatale, so beautiful that it could damage the country, even causing suffering to the people. These words roughly should be used to describe women such as her right?!