As promised Zhong Gang showed the Zhongs around the restaurant. There wasn’t that much more to see from the inside than they had been able to guess from the outside and the things they had seen in the study.
There were indeed two floors both of which had an open area in the middle for the normal guests and a few rooms on the brink of the floors for the wealthier guests or those with a higher status. The furniture was made of polished wood with intricate carvings just like in Zhong Gang’s study and the walls were decorated with ornaments and painted scrolls.
Jing Yi still looked around with big eyes, trying to take everything in. He stood in front of one of the paintings for several minutes without blinking as if he wanted to find out if the landscape it showed was real or not. Continue reading
Nie Chang gulped. He hadn’t expected anything else but his little darling that demanded his attention but … How come it was demanded this vehemently? Had he missed something? Or could it be his love confession yesterday night had registered after all?
He cleared his throat. “Uhm … Darling, what’s the matter?”
Su Yan pursed his lips and continued to stare at him.
Nie Chang counted to ten in his head and considered whether he should close his eyes again or not. Unfortunately, he didn’t think his chances of getting away with whatever crime he had committed that way were high. No, most likely, he would anger his little darling if he tried that. Continue reading
Needless to say, the one who finally managed to sense a thread of spiritual energy in the middle of the night was Nie Chang. He made sure he hadn’t just imagined the feeling and finally heaved a sigh of relief before opening his eyes. Now that he had found out how to sense spiritual energy, the rest shouldn’t be too difficult. After all, he had Ziju An’s cultivation base that was the highest in the sect and didn’t need to painstakingly cultivate like the protagonists in those xianxia novels.
He turned to look at Su Yan to see if he had made progress and couldn’t help but raise his brows. A certain someone had started to doze off to the side. Dou Fang Hai’s robe had already been crumpled and Su Yan’s head was leaning closer and closer to Nie Chang’s shoulder. Continue reading
Jing Yi’s eyes widened. “You … You’re crazy!” This guy wanted to have Qiu Ling kill himself?! How could he even consider something like this?
Jin Ling smiled at him and pulled him off the bed. “That might be true. Or maybe it’s just that I don’t have anything to lose so I might as well have a little fun with him. What do you think?”
“Leave Qiu Ling out of this!” Jing Yi tried to resist Jin Ling but the demon king just continued to pull at his wrist until the boy stood in front of him.
The demon king looked at him with a smile. Ah, so stubborn … “Didn’t you almost leave him for a non-existent man? He can’t mean that much to you. So why would you care if he dies or not? It doesn’t have to do with you. As soon as his cold body touches the ground, I’ll let you go. Ah, no, not just that. I’ll bring you back to where you were before. That Yun Zou Sect. I might even reward you for being of so much help.” Continue reading
“Your Majesty.” The demon that Qiu Ling had let go cleared his throat and pulled Jin Ling out of his thoughts.
The demon king opened his eyes and smiled, part charming, part melancholic. Ah, why was he still thinking of him? Jinde … Their time together … That was long past. Now, there was nothing left of it but regrets and reproach.
“What is it?”
“Uh …” The demon gulped. Somehow, his king’s face didn’t look right. Furthermore … Excuse him, but had his king missed the spectacle over there? Wasn’t it obvious that the dragons were on their way over? “The dragon king …
“What’s with him?” Continue reading
Su Yan grumbled for a while and finally raised the mirror again. “System, can you change Nie Chang back to his original appearance?”
Su Yan furrowed his brows. “But why? It’s my novel, isn’t it? If I say he should look like the original Nie Chang, then that should be possible.”
[The host is in the actual world of the novel, not in the special dimension where the characters are being crafted. To change the appearance of a character, the host needs to return to the special dimension.]
Su Yan pursed his lips. “But we can’t go there until I reach the next level. And Nie Chang’s my boyfriend. I want to see the real him while we’re here. He’d certainly like looking at my real self much more too. So can’t you make an exception or something?”
The system kept quiet. Continue reading
“Ah, silly child.” Jinde had hugged him, ruffling his copper-colored hair while he was at it. “You don’t have to be afraid. I would never leave you.”
Jin Ling snorted at that memory. He would never leave him … What a nice-sounding promise. But hadn’t he still thrown him out of his palace and banned him from the dragon realm? Even worse, hadn’t he died before him, leaving him all alone in this world?
Jin Ling lowered his hand and closed his eyes, lifting his face to the sky for the rain to fall onto his skin. “Liar. You didn’t stay with me. You abandoned me. How could you just sent me back to my father and ignore me? I wanted to stay with you forever …” Continue reading
He had seen Jinde’s dragon form a few times but he honestly hadn’t liked it very much. Well, that wasn’t completely true. When Jinde transformed for the first time, he had loved it. At least for a short moment.
It had been a sunny day. The warm breeze was pushing a few fluffy, white clouds across the sky but they hardly provided any shade. That kind of day was his favorite. Thanks to their superior physique, dragons didn’t mind any kind of weather so Jinde would still spend the day outside if he had something to do there. Then his hair would gleam in the sun and his eyes would sparkle especially pretty.
Jin Ling couldn’t help but follow him even more closely than usual, tugging at his sleeve every now and then so he would turn around and smile at him. Then he would be happy that Jinde smiled at him but also a little sad because his eyes would curve up when he smiled, hiding that beautiful golden color. Continue reading
Su Yan’s disappointment turned into happiness in a matter of seconds. “Cultivate?!” Right! Why hadn’t he thought of this! They were now in his novel which took place in a cultivation world so, naturally, they would also be able to cultivate! Ah, he had completely forgotten about that because of the conversation with Xue Chang Fu and the experience stats. “Then what do we try first? Flying on a sword?”
Nie Chang’s lips twitched. “I think that might be a little too difficult for now. Let’s try cultivating first. Just sit down, try to sense spiritual energy and then take it in. It’d already be great if we could achieve that.”
“Mn!” Su Yan nodded happily, not even bothering to ask what that had to do with the experience stats and how it would bring them home. As long as he could become a cultivator for a while, it was certainly worth it! Continue reading
When Yi Zan and Qiang Wei couldn’t reach Fu Heng and Fu Min even after several minutes they stopped trying.
“Maybe they’re indeed in the demon realm and it isn’t convenient to talk. We shouldn’t continue. It would be dangerous if this diverts their attention.”
“Mn.” Qiang Wei weighed the transmission stone in his hand and frowned. “Xiang Yong alone will hardly be enough support for His Majesty. Should we contact An Bai?”
“Xiang Yong should have done that already. An Bai was still in the dragon realm.” Yi Zan turned to look at Jing He’s motionless body. “Ah, if just His Highness wasn’t …” He furrowed his brows. Would their king really be alright after losing him like that? It wasn’t news that he hated the demon king and now it was exactly this person that had taken his loved one from him. Continue reading