Volume 1 –
Chapter 770 – Travelling Together
Under the moonlight, Mu Chen looked at the girl who was using her black obsidian-like pupils, gleaming with the reflection of the light, that seemed like they could speak for themselves. His face couldn’t help being a little stiff, since he had clearly never thought that he would attract fire onto himself.
Although the girl before him looked gorgeous and others would yearn to travel together with her, Mu Chen could sense the mystery of these two before him. Therefore, he had no further intentions of interacting too deeply with them.
However, before Mu Chen could even speak for himself, Gu Lin, who was beside the girl, immediately objected, “No!”
If his father and mother came to know that he actually allowed Cai Xiao to participate at the so-called “Dragon-Phoenix Haven” alone by herself and with an unknown male, they would probably skin him alive.
Hearing Gu Lin’s objection, Mu Chen, however, felt relieved. He nodded his head and honestly said, “I’m sorry, but we are not familiar with one another. Not only will you guys not be rest assured about me bringing her along, but I, myself, also will not, as well.”
Hearing his words, Gu Lin gave Mu Chen an ‘at least you’re tactful’ look, which had turned into a blind eye by Mu Chen.
Cai Xiao bent her legs together and rested her chin on her knees as she swept a glance at Gu Lin and Mu Chen. “Objection invalid. I have already made my decision. Even if you do not bring me along, I will look for someone else to do so. Since there are so many people going to the Dragon-Phoenix Haven right now, I don’t have to worry about not finding another person.”
Mu Chen, however, shrugged his shoulders with indifference. As long as she did not go together with him, she could look for whoever she wanted. But Gu Lin, who was next to them, however, had his face instantly turn green as he made a long face. “Big Sister, you will cause someone to die!”
His voice was extremely miserable, which made Mu Chen grin. Although that fellow’s strength was terrifying, he seemed to be firmly subdued by this girl.
Cai Xiao laughed, “There are two choices right now. Either he brings me along, or I will look for someone else myself.”
Gu Lin’s delicate and pretty face twitched because he was well-aware of the personality of this big sister of his. Since she had already decided on something, it wouldn’t work, even if he tried to persuade till his lips broke.
“I will leave first.”
Sensing trouble, Mu Chen immediately gave a dry smile and was about to leave. But before he could even move, a hand fell onto his shoulder.
Mu Chen turned his head. Looking at Gu Lin, whose eyes were nearly watering right now, as he clenched his teeth. “Brother, can you look at the sake that I have gifted you guys 5 drops of Primordial Fire Dragon’s Blood Essences, can you stop ripping me off anymore?”
His words had no bit of hypocriticism in them. The girl before him had a beauty on the same level as Luo Li, just that each had their own merits. One was cool and the other was alluring. Generally speaking, these kinds of girls were a danger themselves. Bringing them along might even cause trouble to come knocking by itself.
“Although both of the choices are bad, you’re the better one.” Gu Lin patted Mu Chen’s shoulder with a pained expression.
Mu Chen couldn’t help rolling his eyes. “You are really rest assured?”
Leaving such a beautiful girl to a stranger that they had just met. Mu Chen had no idea what was going inside the head of this fellow. Furthermore, judging from Cai Xiao’s Spiritual Energy fluctuations, she wasn’t as strong as Gu Lin.
“Rest assured, the one that can take advantage of my big sister has not yet been born in this world.” Gu Lin smiled as he mysteriously said, “If you belittle her, I’m afraid that you will suffer greatly.”
Mu Chen was stunned and couldn’t help taking another glance at Cai Xiao.
“Brother, help me out this once. Although we have not known each other for a long time, I believe you are more trustworthy than others.” Gu Lin smiled as he continued, “Someone that was ripped off of 5 drops of Primordial Fire Dragon’s Blood Essences by us and yet, still had the mood to chat and eat with us. A person with such bearings is not ordinary.”
“But, of course, the main thing is…” Gu Lin pointed at Cai Xiao as he continued, “My big sister has good senses. Since she is not rejecting you, then there’s no problem.”
Mu Chen’s mouth twitched. Clearly, he could not agree to the last reason.
“Can I refuse?” Mu Chen rubbed his brows as he helplessly said.
Cai Xiao chuckled, “Since that’s the case, then we can only trap you here till the Dragon-Phoenix Haven ends.”
“Agreed.” Mu Chen nodded his head. His voice was straightforward, a wise man knew better than to fight when the odds were against him. He did not doubt the words of this girl before him. Furthermore, the two of them could indeed accomplish this with their strengths.
“Smart.” Cai Xiao lightly smiled. Her every frown and smile were emitting an alluring bearing that made the eyes of others slightly dazed. Fortunately, Mu Chen had a pretty decent composure, so he did not lose his bearings before her.
“Rest assured, there isn’t any harm in travelling with me. Although due to the reason of my physique and my strength are restricted as a result, I will not be a burden to you. Furthermore, you said that every single one of the participants in the Dragon-Phoenix Haven are geniuses amongst geniuses in the Northern Region with extraordinary strengths. Who knows, I might even be of help to you.”
As she spoke, her hand gently patted as a smear of sly light flashed in her eyes. “Adding all the aforementioned, it will only benefit you to bring me along. So you have no reason to refuse.”
Mu Chen was left speechless as Gu Lin patted Mu Chen’s shoulder from the side with sympathy. “Look, I’ve said that you will not be able to win against my big sister. Just acknowledge your fate.”
Mu Chen rolled his eyes at him. Since he knew that the situation could no longer change, he also couldn’t be bothered to dwindle on this as he asked, “When shall we leave?”
“We’ll rest for a night and leave tomorrow.” Gu Lin immediately said. He was clearly afraid that Cai Xiao would directly leave with Mu Chen today.
This time, Cai Xiao had nodded her head in agreement, before she lightly leapt up a tree and covered her figure in the dense leaves.
Seeing her actions, Gu Lin turned his gaze over to Mu Chen and cupped his fists. “Brother Mu Chen, I really have to trouble you this time. I will remember this favour. If there’s anything you need of me in the future, you can freely request it of me.”
Mu Chen shrugged his shoulders. “One should know how to be flexible in situations, if I were to keep rejecting her, then I would be untactful.”
Generally speaking, if it was other experts like Gu Lin, they wouldn’t be afraid of Mu Chen’s choice. Because their strengths were a fact and Mu Chen was in no position to decline. Furthermore, Gu Lin and Cai Xiao did not take advantage of their position to bully him, so it had made Mu Chen feel a little better in his heart.
“Haha, we will not do anything to you even if you do not agree to it. Otherwise, if my mother knew about this, I would not have a good time.” Gu Lin smiled.
Mu Chen laughed as the favourable opinion he had increased. The two of them sat at the bonfire as they talked, while Cai Xiao was lightly leaning on the tree. Hearing the laughter from below, she slowly closed her alluring pupils as her lips rose.
“Ho… Mu Chen…”
Next day, early morning
Over the sea of forests in the mountain range, Mu Chen looked at Cai Xiao, who stood upright beside him, and helplessly sighed once again, before looking at Gu Lin, who was standing before him, who was helplessly shrugging his shoulders as well.
Clearly, the two of them couldn’t do anything to her.
“Brother Mu Chen, I will leave my big sister in your hands. If you see any ignorant fellows, you can just take action and I will bear the consequences.” Gu Lin cupped his fists at Mu Chen and smiled.
This fellow was dressed in black robes with a handsome face as well. Judging from his bearings when he speaks, the background of this pair of siblings was clearly out of the ordinary.
Mu Chen said, as he nodded his head, “It’s almost time, so let’s move out now. If Brother Gu finishes your mission, you can come outside the Dragon-Phoenix Haven to wait for her.”
Mu Chen cupped his fists and looked at Cai Xiao, before turning around to leave.
Gu Lin looked at Mu Chen’s silhouette, before looking at Cai Xiao with a bitter face. “Big Sister, you have to take it easy. If father and mother find out about this, I’ll get a scolding again.”
“Good, since you’re so obedient to help your sister hide this, there will not be any lacking in benefits for you.” Cai Xiao laughed as she waved her hand. “I’ll be going first.”
She was rather unconstrained. When she waved her hand, she had already turned into a streak of light in the horizon before Gu Lin could even speak and chased after Mu Chen’s distant figure.
Gu Lin looked at their leaving silhouettes as he helplessly sighed.
“Young Master, we’re going to let Missy go with that person?” Space suddenly distorted behind Gu Lin as a shadow that could not be seen clearly appeared along with his hoarse voice that resounded.
Gu Lin nodded his head as he scratched his head again with a helpless expression. Although the Blood Essences of a True Dragon were rare, it’s not like his big sister was someone that hadn’t seen treasures before, so she shouldn’t be too stirred by the True Dragon’s Blood Essence. But why would she suddenly decide to go to the Dragon-Phoenix Haven?
“Rest assured, although Big Sister’s strength is currently sealed, I don’t think anyone amongst the younger generations of the Northern Region can harm her. As for the other powerful experts, if they are that blind, then they can only blame themselves for being unfortunate. Father has left his Spirit Seal on Big Sister.”
“Let’s go, we have to get moving as well.”
Gu Lin waved his hand, before he turned around and strode forth. Space distorted before him and his figure had mysteriously disappeared. The black shadow had disappeared as well.
Peace once again returned to this forest.
On another side, Mu Chen was streaking across the horizon at his top speed, charging out of this mountain range in a few minutes. He glanced with the corner of his eyes and saw the girl relaxedly following over with her hands behind her.
Indeed, he could not get rid of her.
Mu Chen curled his lips and slowed his speed down a little.
“You’re not that naïve to think that you can get rid of me, right?” Cai Xiao flew side-by-side along Mu Chen as she turned her head and spoke with a ridiculing smile.
Mu Chen awkwardly rubbed his nose. “Can we discuss something?”
“Can you wear a veil? If you smile like this to anyone so casually, it will be easy for us to be in trouble.” Mu Chen seriously suggested.
The girl’s bright pupils glanced at him and paid no attention to Mu Chen’s suggestion. Her snow-white feet lightly strode and bolted towards the distance as her clear voice resounded.