"Hehe, you're surprised?" asked Ni Huang when she saw Lin Feng's expression. She smiled like she were talking about something normal.
"A little bit," Lin Feng admitted. He was really surprised.
"It's your fault. You reached the seventh phoenix; otherwise, Cai Yue wouldn't have needed to marry you."
"My fault?" whispered Lin Feng. He was astonished, and realized he had just said something wrong.
Ni Huang heard him. "Well, it also proves that you're quite strong, so you'll become my son-in-law now, and you'll have to take care of Cai Yue," Ni Huang said calmly.
She wasn't joking. How could she joke about Princess Qian Jin Cai Yue's wedding? It wasn't a small matter.
Luckily, she didn't get angry. Everybody was afraid of her. Therefore, Lin Feng felt great pressure when he heard he was going to become Ni Huang's son-in-law.
"Master, you mean...?" Lin Feng couldn't believe it. He wanted to say more, but Ni Huang spoke first.
"You will not get away without marrying her. It is my decision and you have nothing to say. Even if your teacher, the Ancestor of the Five Cardinal Points, came personally, he wouldn't be able to change the situation at all. Otherwise, the thirty million cultivators of the Rainbow Phoenix Clan will take care of you!"
"Heavens!" Lin Feng started shaking from head to toe when he heard that. He was suddenly covered with cold sweat. It felt like he had just been stabbed.
Ni Huang had probably done it on purpose to punish and warn him. She wanted to tell him that if he tried to disobey, he would be killed!
Lin Feng took a deep breath. He thought losing his life for that wasn't worth it. But the worst thing was that if anyone else saw that, they would have been elated. Everybody dreamt of being Ni Huang's son-in-law!
Lin Feng had no choice but to agree. Qing Huang Tian was already following him. One more or one less, it didn't really matter anymore. He had to get out of that situation alive. He knew Ni Huang was extremely strong, so he had no choice but to handle the situation calmly. Hopefully, Ni Huang would stop threatening him then!
"I'm listening, Master," Lin Feng replied, bowing hand over fist, and agreeing to get married.
Ni Huang smiled happily. At least, Lin Feng was acting like a smart little boy.
Qian Jin Cai Yue looked at Lin Feng in disgust. She even clenched her fists, thinking how shameless he was!
Lin Feng's expression didn't change. He didn't understand why Qian Jin Cai Yue hated him so much. Ever since he had shown up as Asura, she had hated him.
"Cai Yue, come here," said Ni Huang, grabbing Qian Jin Cai Yue's hand. She looked serious, but she was still devastatingly beautiful. Lin Feng found her bewitching and fascinating, she looked so mature.
Qian Jin Cai Yue looked at her mother resentfully, but she had no choice but to walk over to Ni Huang.
Ni Huang smiled and grabbed Qian Jin Cai Yue's hand, and walked to Lin Feng.
Lin Feng sensed a deadly Qi locking on him. He looked at Qian Jin Cai Yue and realized she was looking at him with hatred.
Lin Feng was furious. What was she doing? Why was she so angry at becoming his wife? What was wrong about him?
Lin Feng didn't want to take drastic measures, but Qian Jin Cai Yue kept provoking him, so he was getting angry. He grabbed Qian Jin Cai Yue's hand.
Her expression suddenly changed. She tried to move her hand away, but Lin Feng held her firmly and she couldn't break free.
When Ni Huang saw that, she realized Qian Jin Cai Yue looked so soft and fragile next to Lin Feng. Qian Jin Cai Yue's hand wasn't as cold as Qing Huang Tian's hand.
Qing Huang Tian was furious on the inside. She didn't dare show it in front of Qian Jin Cai Yue, however. She just thought Qian Jin Cai Yue was shameless.
Qian Jin Cai Yue was panicking. She didn't pay any attention to Qing Huang Tian at all.
"Hehe. Not bad. You're the disciple of an Ancestor of the Five Cardinal Points and you're going to marry my daughter. Not bad, it's a perfect match!" said Ni Huang, sighing in relief.
"Asura, take your mask off and show your real face," ordered Ni Huang, staring at Lin Feng. Ling Feng swallowed abruptly
Qian Jin Cai Yue looked at him with disgust. No matter how handsome Asura might be, she didn't like him and didn't want to see him!
Lin Feng raised his right hand, he felt nervous. He didn't know what to do.
When Ni Huang saw Lin Feng looked strange, she frowned unhappily. "What? Is there a problem?"
"Of course not. It's just that my teacher put the mask on my face himself, and he said that apart from him, nobody could take my mask off, otherwise I would die," Lin Feng 'admitted' at the most crucial moment. He had to leave the rest to Godly Ancestor Tu Jin. Godly Ancestor Tu Jin knew who he was, so Lin Feng didn't mind.
Ni Huang looked at Lin Feng skeptically, but she didn't ask Lin Feng to take his mask off again. Godly Ancestor Tu Jin was mysterious and Asura wasn't an ordinary cultivator, so she was even more excited about the marriage arrangement.
The Phoenix Clan and her clan were different. She preferred arranging unions with humans because she...
"Asura, be good to my daughter. If you make Cai Yue sad or anything, I won't forgive you!" Ni Huang said suddenly. Lin Feng started trembling as his meridians were sealed. If Ni Huang pressed a little harder with her energies, his body would explode!
Lin Feng understood how huge the strength difference was between them. Initially, he thought that he could now compete with any Godly Ancestor since he had defeated Godly Ancestors in the Rainbow Phoenix Altar. However, Ni Huang's Qi was overwhelming!
"Understood. Master, don't worry, I will take care of her!" promised Lin Feng, bowing hand over fist. He promised that as Lin Feng, not as Asura. Lin Feng didn't intend to make her sad, but because she had saved the University of Stars and Clouds and buried Godly Ancestor Xing Yun. Taking care of her was definitely worth it.
"Yes. You can go. I want to talk to my daughter," Ni Huang nodded. She pointed to the door, telling Lin Feng to leave.
Lin Feng nodded, grabbed Qing Huang Tian's hand, and walked away.
Ni Huang watched Lin Feng and Qing Huang Tian leave, then turned to look at Qian Jin Cai Yue.
Suddenly, she slapped Qian Jin Cai Yue on the cheek loudly and brutally.
Qian Jin Cai Yue's cheek burned. She couldn't believe her mother had just slapped her. It was the first time, and it was because of a marriage arrangement...
Qian Jin Cai Yue felt sad and humiliated. She was disappointed in her mother. It felt like her world was collapsing.
"Cai Yue, I know what you're thinking, but he doesn't deserve you!" said Ni Huang sternly.
Qian Jin Cai Yue asked skeptically, "Why? Why isn't he good enough for me? Why doesn't he deserve me?"
"Whose descendant is he? What are his merits and achievements? Whose son is he? Ni Huang asked consecutively. Qian Jin Cai Yue stared back at her, not knowing what to reply.
Ni Huang smiled icily. She still looked beautiful, but it was now ice-cold.
"He's a young genius from the lower world; no influential group chose him, the twelve Buddhist Ancestors transferred knowledge to him. They didn't take him to the West with them afterwards. He travelled alone and helped a university win the Great Competition of the Universities. Then the Spiritual Warriors Clan and the World Dragon Clan ambushed him and he nearly died.
And you went to clean up the mess! Does a man like that deserve someone like you?" scoffed Ni Huang. She didn't want Qian Jin Cai Yue to marry Lin Feng.
Qian Jin Cai Yue looked desperate and disappointed. She couldn't believe her mother was treating her like a stranger right now. Was she willing to sell her own daughter's dignity to a man?
Didn't she care about the blood they shared?
Qian Jin Cai Yue didn't say anything. She walked out of the palace. This time, even if Ni Huang killed her, she would not come back. She chose to leave.
Ni Huang didn't stop her daughter, watching her leave in the distance. After a long time, she sighed.
Life wasn't fair. Nothing was fair.
Qian Jin Cai Yue ran out of the palace and cried. It was the first time she had ever cried. It didn't look like her at all. She had completely changed.
It was the only time she would cry. Her mother didn't allow her to get married to Lin Feng. She didn't even allow her to go and see him.
Now she wanted her to get married to Asura? Why? Why did Ni Huang think he was good? He was nothing but the disciple of an Ancestor of the Five Cardinal Points. Apart from that, who was he? Nobody! What did he have that Lin Feng didn't have? Why did her mother care so much about people's social status?
Qian Jin Cai Yue didn't care, and didn't want to think about that anymore.
"Dry your tears!"
Qian Jin Cai Yue was surprised to see a hand and a tissue. She slowly raised her head and looked at Asura. She was furious when she saw him, pointing at him and shouting furiously, "Piss off! Piss off!"