In the end, Bai Lie didn’t fight Gu Changge inside the Heaven-Facing Tower.
His decision to back off disappointed a majority of the Heavenly Geniuses on the scene, as they had wanted to witness Gu Changge’s current might with their own eyes.
Still, they believed that Bai Lie backing off was reasonable. If not for his fiancee, Yin Mei, getting between the two and stopping the matter, he would have had no choice but to go through with the battle without a way out from the humiliation.
After all, both of them were Young Supremes, so a slight gap in their cultivation realm meant an infinite chasm in terms of their actual combat power.
Since Bai Lie hadn’t yet broken through to the Middle Stage of the Conferred King Realm, they didn’t believe he would truly want to duke it out with Gu Changge.
In the current day and age, who from the younger generation wouldn’t be frightened by Gu Changge?
Of course, Bai Lie’s might was absolutely unquestionable! After all, his [Ultimate Golden Destructive Ability] was something that aroused the envy of many.
Finally, just when the feast reached its end, Bai Lie took a glance at Gu Changge through his cold eyes, and then left the Heaven-Facing Tower without a word. It was as if he had remembered the face of his nemesis, and wouldn’t let go until he avenged himself for the old and new hatreds.
Gu Changge gave no response to his actions, and kept on slowly drinking his wine with a disinterested face.
“Senior Brother Gu, please pardon Yin Mei.”
Right then, Yin Mei shot up to her feet and apologized to Gu Changge. Then, without waiting for Gu Changge’s response or consent, she chased after Bai Lie who was already outside the Heaven-Facing Tower.
Her red dress fluttered, and she quickly disappeared through the gate of the Tower.
The scene shocked everyone inside, and they feared that Gu Changge might do something in rage.
Still, they could understand that the reason Yin Mei chased after Bai Lie right now was probably to explain herself to him. After all, she was his fiancee.
This made sense.
“Brother Gu, there’s also an Ancient Immortal Family behind that Bai Lie; I heard that the former Tiger Emperor has already touched the threshold of ‘that’ realm…”
At this time, Ye Langtian spoke up with some worry, so as to make sure Gu Changge wouldn’t get enraged over this matter and do something. After all, the White Tiger Family also had a mighty background.
There was no need to tear all face with them over such a minor matter.
“Brother Ye, you worry too much — this is Junior Sister Yin Mei’s private matter, so why would I bother about that?”
Gu Changge responded with an indifferent smile.
It appeared that he wasn’t angry over Yin Mei’s sudden departure, and it made it even harder for the people in the surroundings to guess what was going through his mind.
They could only sigh in their hearts. Gu Changge was a scary person who didn’t show his happiness or rage on his face, after all.
However, from today onwards — they guessed — Yin Mei, the Holy Maiden of the Nine-Tailed Celestial Fox Family, wouldn’t be living a good life in the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace.
Afterwards, everyone began chatting about the birth of the Immortal Opportunity in the depths of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace, and some even asked Gu Changge for advice and information, in hopes of receiving his help when the time came.
After Bai Lie left, the atmosphere inside the Heaven-Facing Tower turned much more harmonious.
Many Heavenly Geniuses naturally took the opportunity to curry favor with Gu Changge by calling Bai Lie an ignorant, retarded mutt who had a death wish.
Gu Changge showed a smile full of intrigue as he heard their words, and Ye Liuli, who was sitting nearby, couldn’t help but shudder when she watched his mysterious smile.
[On the other side, outside the Heaven-Facing Tower.]
Unease clawed at his heart even after Bai Lie left the Heaven-Facing Tower.
Right now, he couldn’t wait to meet up with his good brother, Ye Ling, to chat about everything that went down to relieve his rage. If he didn’t do that, he wouldn’t be able to quell the rage and killing intent in his heart.
Gu Changge had thoroughly humiliated him today, so he wished to immediately break through his cultivation and stomp Gu Changge to death!
Alas! Bai Lie knew his potential well.
The most he could do was imagine himself defeating Gu Changge.
With his current ability, let alone killing Gu Changge, he probably couldn’t even defeat the other party.
‘He’s the local snake of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace, so everyone has to give him face! That hateful bastard.’
‘Even Yin Mei had to submit to him; alas! She’s a disciple of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace, so I can understand her difficulties.’
Bai Lie calmed down after thinking about this.
After all, Yin Mei had no choice but to be oppressed by that Gu Changge.
At the same time, he planned to go back to his residence in the Heavenly Dao Ancient City. After all, the opportunity inside the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace was still waiting for them, so he obviously couldn’t leave right now.
Right then, Bai Lie noticed the sound of footsteps coming from behind him. As soon as he turned to look back, he was stunned.
A figure dressed in red rushed after him through the crowded street.
Nine fluffy, snow-white fox tails shimmered with a lustrous glow in her arms.
She had a kind of charming and vivacious temperament, and one could see a hint of apology on her gorgeous face.
The one to arrive was none other than Yin Mei, the Holy Maiden of the Nine-Tailed Celestial Fox Family.
Bai Lie was instantly overjoyed and moved after seeing his fiancee chasing after him from the Heaven-Facing Tower.
After all, doing something like this meant offending Gu Changge to the extreme!
How would she survive in the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace in the future?
Bai Lie was excited beyond measure, and couldn’t help but try to hold on to the hands of the gorgeous lady in front of him.
Speaking of which, this could be regarded as the first official meeting between the two of them, if one ignored the farce that went down inside the Heaven-Facing Tower.
The two had never said any words to each other before.
Still, Bai Lie’s heart bloomed from happiness as the stunning beauty in front of him was his fiancee!
And if he considered how she dared to resist Gu Changge’s oppression for him inside the Heaven-Facing Tower, he felt that Yin Mei wasn’t the kind of woman he thought her to be.
Yin Mei, on the other hand, quietly stepped back and stood some three meters away from him, not allowing Bai Lie to touch her.
[1: it says zhang, but we are Metric-Overlords, so why would we use ancient cryptic calculations? 1 zhang = 3.2 meters.]
“I apologize for what happened today! It was all because Yin Mei didn’t think this thoroughly; I never expected Senior Brother Gu to suddenly do all that.”
Yin Mei said with an apologetic expression on her face.
Bai Lie was left standing in embarrassment when he saw that Yin Mei wouldn’t let him touch her, but then he realized that this was their first meeting, so it was rude of him to suddenly reach out for her hands.
At the same time, he shook his head at her words, and said in response, “It’s alright, I can understand your difficulties. After all, you are a disciple of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace, and that Gu Changge can be said to be covering the sky of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace with one hand. I have heard that even the Elders of the Palace don’t dare to provoke him! I am already greatly moved by you standing up for me…”
Bai Lie was telling the truth.
Now that Yin Mei chased after him, her actions cleared up all the doubts in his heart.
Yin Mei seemed to be moved by his words as well, and said with a nod, “I was afraid that you might misunderstand me, but your words assure me; I am unable to leave the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace because of the birth of the Immortal Treasure in its depth. We only have to wait for a while more! Once the matter regarding this opportunity in the depths of the Palace is settled, I will leave the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace, and return to the Family, and Senior Brother Gu will no longer be able to do anything to me.”
“Good, I can understand! The matter of the Immortal Treasure holds the greatest importance right now, and everything else can be discussed later. Once I break through to the Middle Stage of the Conferred King Realm, I will repay Gu Changge for today’s humiliation…”
“I will make him regret bullying and oppressing you!”
Bai Lie nodded at Yin Mei’s words, and responded to her with a confident expression.
After all, he was standing in front of his fiancee, so he had to say some big words to make himself look better.
What’s more? Saying those words before her boosted his confidence for some reason.
Besides, didn’t they say that women love confident men?
Bai Lie had already thought about how to humiliate Gu Changge and make him regret what he did today.
“That’s good! I believe in you.”
Yin Mei also showed a confident expression on her face, and responded — she appeared to be moved by Bai Lie’s proclamation.
“By the way, won’t life get bitter for you inside the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace now that you have offended Gu Changge? I am worried about you.”
Bai Lie said.
After all, he would feel something claw at his conscience now that Yin Mei was going to suffer inside the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace because of him.
At the same time, his hatred for Gu Changge deepened further.
Yin Mei shook her head and said, “Either way, I am also a True Disciple of the Palace, so Senior Brother Gu can’t suppress me too much.”
After that, she glanced in the direction of the Heaven-Facing Tower and continued,
“It’s almost time for me to return as it’s rude to the other Heavenly Geniuses if I leave for too long like this.”
Bai Lie had wanted to keep Yin Mei with him for a while longer, but after he heard her words, he couldn’t help but close his mouth for a while without any words. After a while, he finally took out a tiger-shaped jade and handed it to Yin Mei, and said, “I will be staying in the Heavenly Dao Ancient City over this period, so you can contact me through this jade if you wish to find me.”
Yin Mei hesitated for a moment after listening to his words, but then accepted the jade from his hands.
After that, she turned around and went back to the Heaven-Facing Tower.
The hints of apology and the touched expression on her face immediately disappeared, and instead, a bit of ridicule and sarcasm could be seen adorning her enchanting visage.
She was already dissatisfied with this engagement that her Family arbitrarily arranged for her, and was looking for a way to get out of it. After all, why else would she hole up inside the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace for cultivation, and never return to her Family?
A fiance whom she had never seen before…although he was a rare Young Supreme, and the mightiest youth the White Tiger Family produced in the last ten thousand years, Yin Mei wasn’t any common cabbage you could find on the streets either.
Now that Bai Lie had offended Gu Changge, and proclaimed that he wouldn’t rest until he killed off the other side, what could she say?
He was digging his own grave!
As for sympathy or some other trash feelings like that for him? She had none.
Everything was going just the way she desired it to.
‘Can you be his match just by breaking through to the Middle Stage of the Conferred King Realm?’
Yin Mei couldn’t help but laugh out loud when she recalled Bai Lie’s confident proclamation.
That man was far too naive.
She doubted that Bai Lie could even survive three moves from Gu Changge if they really fought.
What’s more? Gu Changge still had several aces up his sleeve that could send any Young Supreme down a spiral of despair if they witnessed them.
She guessed that the reason Gu Changge didn’t immediately obliterate Bai Lie was because he was interested in his [Ultimate Golden Destructive Ability].
After all, she had worked for Gu Changge for so many years, so she understood well just what kind of cultivation resources Gu Changge preferred and required.
‘I heard that Brother Ye Ling will be coming to the Heavenly Dao Ancient City soon, so I must sit with him and chat for a long while this time.’
Several cultivators passed through the street where they were talking just now. Bai Lie finally retracted his gaze as he watched Yin Mei’s figure disappear in the distance and smiled.
After that, he planned to meet up with his good brother, Ye Ling, to discuss the matter of the birth of the Immortal Treasure in the depths of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace.
Once the Myriad Dao Banquet ended, all the Heavenly Geniuses bid farewell to each other and left the Heaven-Facing Tower for their own residences to cultivate.
What happened inside today was quickly spread throughout the region, and attracted the attention of countless forces. The fact that the Young Master of the White Tiger Family didn’t duke it out with Gu Changge disappointed many as they sighed in regret.
In the end, the matter was declared as a minor scuffle between the two geniuses.
Bai Lie was able to avoid an unwinnable battle after Gu Changge gave face to his Junior Sister and refrained from making a move.
At the same time, however, the world got to see the terrifying might Gu Changge held inside the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace.
Saying that he covered the Palace’s sky with one hand wasn’t an overstatement!
[Inside a splendid, magnificent palace.]
Gu Changge stroked a snow-white, fluffy tail with one hand, and in his other hand, he held a tiger-shaped jade, which he watched with a look of interest in his eyes.
At the same time, he asked, “Was that exactly what he said?”
“I dare not hide anything from Master! That’s exactly what Bai Lie said. He gave me this jade and said that I could find him using it.”
Yin Mei replied with respect, and repeated the words that Bai lie had said to her at that time before Gu Changge.
“Good, good, good! I was just wondering how to find that Ye Ling’s position, and this Bai Lie sent a radar to me on his own! He’s a kind person, indeed.”
Gu Changge nodded with a playful smile.
Right now, Bai Lie was the only person related to Ye Ling that he knew of, so he had to rely on him to find Ye Ling. Of course, Bai Lie also held something else that Gu Changge desired: ‘the [Ultimate Golden Destructive Ability], his Innate Talent!’
Yin Mei was confused by Gu Changge’s mutters, but didn’t dare ask him what his words meant.
She dared not dig into his commands more than required; after all, some things were better left unexplained — she was a smart woman who understood this well.
As long as she didn’t think of betraying Gu Changge, Gu Changge wouldn’t kill her off.
A living her was far more useful to him than her corpse, after all.
“Your performance today was quite good. Keep an eye on that Bai Lie’s whereabouts in the future, and immediately report to me if he comes into contact with a man named Ye Ling.”
Gu Changge commanded.
“Thank you for your praise, Master! Yin Mei will definitely do as you commanded.”
Yin Mei quickly replied to him.
As for who that Ye Ling was? She already knew about him from Ye Langtian’s explanations back at the banquet.
As the Holy Maiden of the Nine-Tailed Celestial Fox Family, she had her informants spread in every direction, so it wasn’t hard for her to keep track of a single person’s whereabouts.