Ling Xian was smiling. But no matter what, he looked like he was taunting someone.
"Of course, of course I want to."
Because he had just been burned by the Demon Defending Flames inside the monument, his entire being appeared lost. After hearing Ling Xian's voice, he subconsciously nodded crazily and repeated an answer he thought Ling Xian wanted.
Ling Xian raised an eyebrow and his stare landed on the demon like sharp swords.
Immediately, this once vicious demon shuddered and corrected himself, "No no no, I meant, no. I don't want to anymore."
Ling Xian snickered and shifted his gaze to Hua Wan Yue down below. In a bright voice, he said, "Leader Hua, you heard him. The demon says he doesn't want you anymore."
Hearing this, Hua Wan Yue sighed in relief and stopped worrying.
Everyone else sighed in relief as well. They were so certain that the City Leader was going to be taken away by the demon today. But now that Ling Xian had volunteered himself to help out, they were very thankful.
Especially Hua Wan Yue herself. She was full of thankfulness and felt very fortunate.
How lucky of her to choose Ling Xian to be the God of Flowers. If she chose anyone else, then her entire reputation would've been ruined and the City of Flower would have been humiliated.
But… what did he mean by she was no longer wanted?
Couldn't he have phrased it somewhat differently?
Hua Wan Yue rolled her eyes at Ling Xian and mumbled, "Jesus, you made it sound like I will never get married."
Then, in a flash, she appeared before Ling Xian and she bowed down deeply. "Thank you for lending a helping hand today. You saved me from rushing water."
"You are being too polite. This was nothing big."
Ling Xian brandished his hand. Then, he suddenly remembered something and stared at Hua Wan Yue with anticipation.
This made the woman pause, she felt a bad premonition.
In the next second however, she saw Ling Xian revealing his most gentle and kindest smile possible.
"If leader, you are truly thankful, then please grant me with a drop of the Holy Spirit Water."
Ling Xian stared at Hua Wan Yue with his bright smile.
"I knew it."
Hua Wan Yue's head was on fire. She however, felt like joking around and alluringly smiled, "I have no Holy Spirit Water. But I do have a beauty available. How about I pay with myself."
"Oh, that's okay." Ling Xian shook his head in disappointed and his gaze left Hua Wan Yue's body.
Hua Wan Yue's eyelid jolted. She couldn't believe Ling Xian had disregarded her and even looked disappointed.
What did you mean by that!
I am a beauty who can make all sorts of men kneel. Yet I am nothing compared to a drop of Holy Spirit Water to you?
Hua Wan Yue's chest heaved up and down, looking ferocious and grand.
This made the demon beside her gulp and it reignited the heat in his eyes. However, remembering the monster beside him, the demon immediately shuddered. He knew there was no hope.
"Oh well. I was just helping out as a bystander. There's no need to thank me."
Ling Xian waved his hand. "Now that this has been resolved. It is time for me to leave the City of Flowers."
Hua Wan Yue was a little startled, "But you are my city's God of Flowers. The rule has it that you cannot leave the City of Flowers."
"Rules are dead and I am alive. I believe you will not trouble me because of one single rule." Ling Xian grinned.
Hua Wan Yue was about to say something more but was interrupted by Ling Xian.
"There is no 'but'. I have made up my mind. If you will not let me, then cancel my position as the God of Flowers."
Hearing this, Hua Wan Yue softly sighed and understood how determined Ling Xian was.
"Alright, then I will comply."
"Thank you leader, for letting me go." Ling Xian smiled.
"You can leave. But the God of Flowers title is not something you can get rid of."
Hua Wan Yue stared at Ling Xian, "Don't worry. I will not make the Holy Spirit Water take anymore of your lifespan and I will not request you to do anything else. I merely want the city to have a tie with you. How's that?"
Ling Xian hesitated. He understood what Hua Wan Yue meant. She wanted to trap him in case the City of Flowers gets in trouble one day.
On the other side, if he runs into an obstacle, the City of Flowers wouldn't just do nothing either.
"Alright. Then I will accept."
Ling Xian nodded and said mindlessly, "If I ever run into trouble, please don't just sit and do nothing."
"You saved my life and saved the Holy Spirit Water. Why would I sit and do nothing?" Hua Wan Yue played with the bangs dangling before her forehead. Her movements were flirtatious and moving.
"Then I thank you in advance." Raising the corner of his lips, Ling Xian was happy that he gained an ally.
"There's no need to thank me. I should be the one thanking you."
Hua Wan Yue was overjoyed. She was happy that she was able to pull such a monster to her side. There was also a unexplainable excitement in her heart.
"Alright, time is up. It's time for me to leave."
Ling Xian faintly grinned and glared at the demon, "Demon, let us find a place and catch up."
Catch up your @ss!
The demon silently cursed. He knew that nothing good was going to happen and he was unwilling to leave with Ling Xian, this monster. However, he knew very well that if he doesn't utter a word, then he will be dragged inside the Demon Defending Monument right away.
Therefore, he was crestfallen, "Alright, let's catch up."
"Let us go."
Ling Xian looked at the graceful and beautiful Hua Wan Yue and paid his respect, "The future is long, we will meet again."
Then, he marched forward in giant steps with his head held up high. Every step he took turned the ground beneath him into short inches. Within short seconds, he had arrived miles away.
His robe was white like snow and mimicked a real immortal, making everyone's heart chime.
Even Hua Wan Yue's eyes were flooding with admiration, let alone the completion leveled cultivators down below. They all exclaimed over this unparalleled Heaven's Favorite.
Only the demon was looking extremely ugly as if he had just eaten a dead baby. Watching Ling Xian's back as he left, the demon debated if he should turn around and escape. He had a sense that there was no way Ling Xian could catch up.
However, a statement quickly became afloat and diminished that thought of his.
"I recently learned a new technique. That plus my Winged Blitz should make me as fast you."
At those words, the demon sighed in grief. He took a longing look at Hua Wan Yue before he made his move and followed Ling Xian.
Just like that, the two of them vanished without a trace within seconds time.
Very quickly, Ling Xian and the demon left the City of Flowers and arrived in a dense forest.
Here, ancient trees touched the sky and grass grew tall and green.
"Let us rest here briefly."
Ling Xian softly smiled and landed on top of an ancient tree branch.
Seeing this, the demon sighed helplessly and landed beside him.
"Alright, now that the business with the City of Flowers is done, it's time to discuss us." Ling Xian sat on top of a leafy tree branch. However, as if he had wings, he didn't let the branch collapse even a bit.
The demon did just the same.
The demon was nodding obeyingly and said helplessly, "Whatever you say… I have been unlucky to once again encounter a monster like you."