What did the tail of a Nine-Tailed Celestial Fox represent?
It represented their inverse scale!
All of the Heavenly Geniuses understood this well.
A Nine-Tailed Celestial Fox’s tail was nothing short of their lifeblood, so how could someone touch it so easily?
At minimum, the offender would be met with thousands of slashes and have their flesh hacked into tiny bits, and then, their ashes would be scattered with the wind.
Gu Changge’s bold action stunned and shocked the onlookers, so-much-so that their eyes almost popped out of their skulls.
Bai Lie’s face turned green, and his body trembled as he witnessed the scene in front of him — he was Yin Mei’s fiancee!
He gnashed his teeth so hard that they almost crumbled, and it took him a lot of effort just to utter her name through the gap between his teeth.
The engagement between him and Yin Mei was decided only a few years ago. Back then, Yin Mei was still cultivating in the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace, while he was in his Family, so the two had never met before.
Still, the engagement was decided by their Elders, and Yin Mei hadn’t objected to it in any way. What’s more? He was the mightiest Heavenly Genius the White Tiger Family birthed in the last ten thousand years, and his strength was also a cut above the rest of his peers, so there was no reason for Yin Mei to reject a union with him.
Moreover, Yin Mei was both a peerless beauty and the Holy Maiden of the Nine-Tailed Celestial Fox Family, so Bai Lie also had no objection to such a fair-faced fiancee; to be precise, he yearned to hold such a voluptuous beauty in his hands all the time, so the engagement was a matter of great joy for him.
After all, among the many Young Supremes from the various Ancient Immortal Heritages, he was the chosen one who would get to lay claim to such a beauty, and that fact inflated his pride and ego to another level.
Since an opportunity had appeared in the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace, he decided to get acquainted with his fiancee while he was here…but now, he only got to look at her from afar, and that too, in such a way!
Not only did Yin Mei ignore his entire existence when she arrived, but she also didn’t respond to his greeting; instead of rushing into his arms, she stood beside Gu Changge like he owned her or something.
Bai Lie’s face turned as green as a turtle, and he felt that someone was waving a bunch of green hats atop his head as he stood at the center of attention.
The scene in front of him increased his rage, and he couldn’t help but want to rampage.
Yin Mei’s body trembled as she heard his call — although she had thoroughly submitted herself before Gu Changge, she still remembered his command: ‘do not expose our relationship before the outsiders.’
Because of that, Yin Mei quickly reacted to his actions; her face turned cold like the bottom of a glacier, and she snatched her tail from Gu Changge while saying with a somewhat-angry tone, “Senior Brother Gu, please behave yourself.”
Gu Changge’s expression showed no change, but the light in his eyes dimmed, and the onlookers felt dark clouds gather above their heads. No one could guess just what was going through his mind.
Although he appeared like that on the outside, on the inside, he was complimenting Yin Mei for her quick reaction. She wasn’t the Holy Maiden of the Nine-Tailed Celestial Fox Family for nothing — her means were beyond those of ordinary people.
Smart women were naturally more likable.
“Oh! Junior Sister Yin Mei, won’t you go and say hello to your fiance?”
Gu Changge asked with an expression that showed neither rage nor joy; he seemed to not care about what happened just now.
Still, his words immediately suppressed his surroundings.
All the Heavenly Geniuses in the surroundings shut up. Nervousness clawed at their hearts as they carefully considered their next actions, lest they offend Gu Changge.
Although Gu Changge appeared to have a mild and gentle temperament right now, they had heard rumors about his ruthlessness and indifference. His absolute domination of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace wasn’t hidden from the outside world, so no one dared to offend him easily.
Even the Young Supremes — including Ye Langtian — quietened down and looked in his direction, waiting for his next move.
Yin Mei’s pretty face paled when she heard his words. It was clear that she was frightened, and held deep feelings of fear towards Gu Changge.
After a few breaths of time, she glanced at Bai Lie with eyes full of guilt, and then hastily lowered her head without uttering any words.
Her appearance and actions further shocked the Heavenly Geniuses in the surroundings. They had long heard rumors about Gu Changge single-handedly dominating the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace, to the point that even the Elders couldn’t do anything to him, and now, it seemed that the rumors weren’t exaggerated!
After all, even the Holy Maiden of the Nine-Tailed Celestial Fox Family showed such an expression, and didn’t have the guts to speak up in his presence.
Bai Lie’s face also relaxed when he watched her response, and he felt extremely relieved. Everything was good as long as Yin Mei wasn’t doing it all out of free will.
Her expression clearly showed that she was forced by Gu Changge, and the matter wasn’t what he thought it to be.
[1: that Yin Mei hadn’t put a green hat above his head. Seems like dude is okay with Gu Changge f’ing her as long as she says he did it by force.]
But soon, Bai Lie’s expression worsened and his hatred for Gu Changge deepened as he stared daggers at him with undisguised rage.
“Gu Changge, don’t you dare bully her too much! Take your filthy hands away from her! What do you think you are doing to Yin Mei?”
Bai Lie growled.
At the same time, his terrifying aura surged in the surroundings. His kingly strength caused a great disturbance in the surrounding area, and many of the Young Geniuses felt stifled by his show of oppressive might.
Bai Lie was indeed a terrifying person, and held might that was to be expected from a Young Supreme of an Ancient Immortal Family. As his strength soared, a terrifying, enraged phantom of a white tiger appeared behind him.
The word ‘King’ appeared on his forehead, and he seemed to be a mighty overlord looking down on everything around him.
Gu Changge showed no change in his expression as he took a sip of his wine, and replied to him with a carefree tone, “Why do you say that, Brother Bai Lie? Junior Sister Yin Mei is a disciple of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace, so why can’t I show concern and care for her? Are you questioning my integrity?”
Blue veins popped up on Bai Lie’s forehead as he heard his indifferent words.
“Are you threatening me with Yin Mei? Gu Changge, don’t think you can easily step over my head just because you are somewhat strong!”
He couldn’t help but growl even louder.
The surrounding Void trembled.
One after another, dark, golden brilliant runes materialized out of nowhere, and circled around his figure. It was none other than the White Tiger Family’s [Ultimate Golden Destructive Ability]!
The complexion of countless Young Geniuses in the surroundings showed a change as they retreated from their spots, lest they end up in Bai Lie’s attack path.
If the two — Gu Changge and Bai Lie — happened to duke it out here, then the destruction they would cause wouldn’t be small.
Gu Changge was unbelievably mighty, but Bai Lie wasn’t some ordinary cat either.
If the two fought, the others estimated that the entire place might just crumble.
“It seems that Brother Gu wants to attack that Bai Lie…”
Ye Langtian shook his head with a smile as he observed Gu Changge.
He didn’t have a good impression of Bai Lie, so he was naturally looking forward to seeing him suffer humiliation under Gu Changge’s hands.
“This guy is just like that shameless Ye Ling! I hate both of them.”
Ye Liuli added.
Bai Lie’s face turned uglier as he listened to their words. The dark, golden runes in his hands flickered with even more brilliance, and a sharp aura of destruction spread in the surroundings.
“No one in the younger generation has ever dared to attack me — are you trying to court death?”
Gu Changge finally put down the glass of wine in his hand, and asked with a flat tone as he glanced at Bai Lie. His voice wasn’t loud, nor did it hold any hint of oppressive might, but it still made everyone’s complexion change as cold sweat flowed down their foreheads.
‘Are you trying to court death?’
The veins on Bai Lie’s forehead throbbed even harder, and he clenched his fists even tighter as his strength soared further. As a Young Supreme, he was naturally not afraid of Gu Changge — few knew that he had already broken through to the Conferred King Realm!
Compared to Chu Wuji, the Prince of the Great Chu Immortal Dynasty, he held far more tricks and cards up his sleeve, and was also stronger than him in cultivation.
But…he wasn’t sure if he could actually win if he really clashed with Gu Changge.
If he lost today, then his face would be plastered on the ground forever, and he would never be able to raise his head in front of Gu Changge after that.
As for Yin Mei? She might be disappointed in him because of his loss.
Right now, he was stuck between a rock and a hard place. He was in a dilemma, and didn’t know what to do.
“Senior Brother Gu, please don’t embarrass Bai Lie. I know he has offended you, but please give face to this Yin Mei, and let this matter go!”
Right then, Yin Mei, who had kept her head down and hadn’t said a word until now, suddenly spoke up. Her red dress fluttered, and she turned into an afterimage and appeared in front of Gu Changge with a resolute expression on her face.
At the same time, an incomparably huge phantom of a Nine-Tailed Fox appeared behind her out of thin air.
The phantom was so huge that it immediately covered the sun in the sky, and released a terrifying aura in the surroundings that made the Void in their surroundings tremble.
The nine tails of the Nine-Tailed Fox phantom swayed in the sky, and it resembled a blooming flower that had come out of the Void.
Yin Mei decisively stood in front of Gu Changge, to make sure that he wouldn’t suddenly attack Bai Lie!
“What’s going on?!”
The scene shocked all the onlookers.
“Aye! The Holy Maiden of the Nine-Tailed Celestial Fox Family is going to stop this.”
The Young Supreme of the Netherworld shook his head in disappointment as he was looking forward to the battle between Gu Changge and Bai Lie.
Even Gu Changge’s followers, Ye Langtian, and the others were shocked by her sudden action.
Bai Lie was stunned, too, but soon, a warm current passed through his heart which Yin Mei had moved with her actions.
At such a critical moment, Yin Mei actually stood in front of him and helped him solve his dilemma.
To think that he suspected Yin Mei just then…
He couldn’t help but feel feelings of guilt rise in his heart.
But soon, Bai Lie realized that he couldn’t allow a woman to stand in front of him!
If the word spread, wouldn’t people say that he was afraid of Gu Changge and hid behind a woman?
But just when he was about to open his mouth, Gu Changge showed a frown, and took a deep look at Yin Mei and said, “Since this is what Junior Sister Yin Mei requested, then I will give you face and no longer pursue this matter.”
“If there is a next time, however, then…”
Relief appeared on Yin Mei’s face, and she hurriedly said, “Senior Brother Gu, please don’t worry! There won’t be a next time.”
Right now, everyone could see that Yin Mei was extremely afraid of Gu Changge, but they weren’t surprised. After all, Gu Changge now covered the sky of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace with one hand.
Unless someone didn’t want to stay in the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace, would they dare to offend him?
Still, many looked up to Yin Mei. After all, she stood up for her fiance and blocked Gu Changge’s path at such a critical moment.
She actually dared to stand before Gu Changge!
As expected of the Holy Maiden of the Nine-Tailed Celestial Fox Family!
Bai Lie’s ugly expression didn’t show any relief or happiness at what happened. No matter how one looked at it, didn’t it seem like he was afraid of Gu Changge and needed a woman to save him at the final moment?
Yin Mei also seemed to be afraid of him provoking Gu Changge again, so she hurriedly winked at him with an apologetic expression.
Bai Lie couldn’t help but endure everything as he saw Yin Mei’s expression — he didn’t want to put all of her efforts to waste.
Still, he felt extremely sour in his heart.
‘Gu Changge, I will definitely stomp you to death once I break through to the Middle Stage of the Conferred King Realm!’
With that thought and an unsightly expression, Bai Lie sat on the banquet table arranged for him, and didn’t say another word after that.
Yin Mei looked at him and sighed, but didn’t go to him to explain anything. From her expression, he could tell that she had her own difficulties.
Bai Lie silently nodded towards her, and showed her a look of understanding.
Many Heavenly Geniuses in the surroundings sighed in their hearts as they watched their little exchange.
In the current times, offending Gu Changge in the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace meant one of two things: ‘death or expulsion from the Palace.’
The Heavenly Geniuses were much more restrained during the rest of the banquet after the small episode of animosity.
‘Foreign dragons had to tread carefully on a local snake’s territory.’
Gu Changge was the local snake of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace, so even if they had extraordinary identities and backgrounds, they didn’t dare offend him. Even Bai Lie, a Young Supreme and the Young Master of the White Tiger Family, had to coil before Gu Changge, after all, so what could they do?
Gu Changge had a calm expression throughout the banquet as he chatted with Ye Langtian and the others — it was as if he didn’t care about what happened just now.
Soon, the Myriad Dao Banquet commenced.
There was a clearing in the center of the Heaven-Facing Tower, which was surrounded by a massive fence, thick Spiritual Qi, Immortal Mist, and beautiful flowers. Although the place appeared simple, it had a grand majesty to it.
A group of Young Geniuses soon competed to win various prizes through lucky draws.
It’s just that because the Myriad Dao Business Alliance didn’t bring out the really alluring stuff, the lucky draws didn’t draw the attention of any Young Supreme as all of the Young Supremes sat unmoved in their original positions.
Bai Lie unhappily sat by himself, and drank wine to wash away his woes. Every now and then, he would glance at Yin Mei, who was sitting in the distance, and his hatred for Gu Changge would deepen.
This matter was a matter of contention among peers of the younger generation, and it had to be solved by the younger generation. Even if he called the Elders behind him to make a move, he wouldn’t be able to do anything to Gu Changge.
What’s more? If he could call his Elders, then why couldn’t Gu Changge? As the Young Master of the Ancient Immortal Gu Family, Gu Changge’s status was only higher than him and not lower.
That way, he would only invite further humiliation upon himself if he ran back to his Elders for help.
Gu Changge, on the other hand, sat in satisfaction as he had learned much about the new Favored Son of Heaven through this banquet. As for that piece of garbage called Bai Lie? He would play with him to his heart’s content later.
It’s just that right now, he needed to figure out Ye Ling’s location through his relationship with Bai Lie.