On the third floor of the Qi Zhen Pavilion.
Ling Xian had a faint grin on his lips as he sat on the mahogany chair, casual like usual. It was as if what he had just given out was a pile of dust, not a pile of rare and invaluable Petals of Enlightenment.
Gong Suo Xin was overjoyed as she watched the petals dance in the air. She found it hard to control herself.
To her, this wasn't just one hundred million of spiritual stones. It was more like hope. Hope of once again becoming a candidate for the Leader of the Qi Zhen Pavilion position. Thus, how could she not be excited?
Even Luo Xin Jie, who had an unknown identity, was shaken up by this. She didn't expect Ling Xian to be wealthy enough to take out hundreds of petals at once!
He spent his money like it was dust!
"Ling Xian, thank you, really, thank you." Gong Suo Xin was very thankful. All the injustice she had suffered from the past eight years disappeared like the smoke and turned into hope.
"It's not a big deal. I owe you this."
Ling Xian brandished his hand and revealed a relaxed smile, "Eight years ago, I failed to fulfill my promise and caused you to become the state you are in now. Now, I give you a hundred million spiritual stones. This will count as me fulfilling our promise from before."
"Yes, you owe me nothing now." Gong Sou Xin's smile was bright, "It wasn't completely your fault. After all, it wasn't your intention to not show up."
"We don't need to bring up the past anymore. If this is not enough, or if you have other problems, don't be afraid to ask." Ling Xian's lips curled up into a confident smile, "Since I have some time right now, let me help you solve them all."
Infected by Ling Xian's confidence, a strange look flashed across Gong Sou Xin's eyes, "Compared to eight years ago, you have gotten stronger and more confident."
"Everyone changes." Ling Xian shook his head and became reminded of what he was like eight years ago. He couldn't help it but to curve the corner of his lips.
It was true. Compared to eight years ago, he has grown a whole lot.
"That is true. But you grew so fast, it seems unreal."
Gong Suo Xin sighed. The way she looked at Ling Xian was full of shock. She had predicted this, but she never imagined the extent of his growth. Or in other words, she didn't dare to think that in short eight years, he could achieve such glorious results.
"So, do you have other things you need me for or not?" Ling Xian asked.
"Yes, but there is no need for your help." Gong Suo Xin became confident, "With 100 million spiritual stones, I can do a lot of things. If I still cannot become the Leader of the Qi Zhen Pavilion with this much fund, then wouldn't I be far too useless?"
"That is true. Then I shall leave first." Ling Xian nodded softly and prepared to leave here and head to the Zhou Dynasty.
There, much awaits.
"Why in such a hurry? You don't want to stay for a few days" Gong Suo Xin's brows lifted.
Ling Xian shook his arm, "That's okay. I just returned to Yunzhou and I must pay my old friends a visit."
He enunciated the words "old friends" and there was some shade in his tone. Gong Suo Xin understood the meaning of it after she recalled the rumor from a few years back. "You want to head to the Zhou Dynasty and find Deputy Xiao Yao?"
The corner of Ling Xian's lips lifted. He was still smiling yet he gave off a cold vibe. "Even though it's been eight years and I was not hurt from what happened. Hatred is still hatred. That attack from him back then almost killed me because of spatial turbulence."
"That is true. With your capabilities today, it's not hard to avenge yourself."
Gong Suo Xin nodded and frowned, "But please be careful. The ruler of the Zhou Dynasty is still the royals. Deputy Xiao Yao is his man. If you kill him straight, you would be slapping the royalty in the face."
"I understand. Do not worry, I will leave after I kill him." Ling Xian nodded and stood up to say goodbye.
Just as he was about to leave, Luo Xin Jie suddenly jolted herself awake. Her beautiful face was suddenly stuffed with smiles. She loved money and loved collecting all sorts of treasures. After realizing how wealthy Ling Xian was, how could she not be interested?
"You rich tyrant! No, you rich God!"
Luo Xin Jie's eyes were shooting out lights as she hopped before Ling Xian and said something that made him speechless.
"Rich tyrant, make a promise with me too."
Promise my ass!
Ling Xian's head became clouded. Naturally he understood what Luo Xin Jie's intention was and he was utterly speechless about it.
"Rich tyrant, promise." Luo Xin Jie winked at him and flirtatiously smiled, "Do not worry. I don't need you to actually fulfill the promise. Just give me a hundred Petals of Enlightenment. That should be enough."
Ling Xian was speechless and ignored this mysterious and dysfunctional woman.
Beside them, Gong Suo Xin frowned and finally noticed the black silhouette who came with Ling Xian, "Ling Xian, this is?"
"Never mind her. She is a woman with mental issues." Ling Xian waved his hand. He didn't know her identity, how can he introduce her?
"You are the one with mental issues."
Luo Xin Jie rolled her eyes. The way she looked at him simply shone and was as if she was looking at the source of spiritual stones. "Rich tyrant, promise me. If you are willing to make me a promise, I will do anything for you."
"How shameless are you? Just for spiritual stones? You embarrass us women." Gong Suo Xin hissed. She didn't know why, but the more she looked at Luo Xin Jie, the less happy she became.
"Ayo, who do you think you are? If you are so capable, don't take the 100 million spiritual stones." Luo Xin Jie fought back.
"Ling Xian gifted them to me, why wouldn't I accept?" Gong Suo Xin frowned and taunted, "What about you? Begging for him to give you spiritual stones, where's your face?"
"Ayo, looks like you want to fight." Luo Xin Jie's eyes glazed over and terrifying Qi poured out of her, chilling down the entire room.
Seeing that the two of them were about to engage in a physical fight, Ling Xian shook his head helplessly. "Quiet down."
He spoke slowly and spoke softly. However, his tone allowed no disobedience and stunned both women.
Then, Gong Suo Xin sneered and stopped speaking.
Luo Xin Jie stopped unleashing her Qi and stared at Ling Xian with anticipation, "Rich tyrant, come on, promise."
Promise my ass!
Ling Xian glared at her and shifted his gaze towards Gong Suo Xin, "it's time for me to go. If the Wang Clan still annoys you, then tell them I went to the Zhou Dynasty and they can find me there."
"I don't think the Wang Clan is going to go after you. Unless they want to lose their leftover completion levelled powerhouses." Gong Suo Xin brightly grinned and stared at Ling Xian, "Then, I wish you well on your journey and I look forward for our next meeting."
"Me too. I hope when I see you again, you will be the Leader of the Qi Zhen Pavilion."
Ling Xian walked out the door with a grin hanging on his lips. He left behind one statement.
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