Chapter 195 The Woman I Fancy
The banquet room was silent for a while. Many people cast their eyes towards the entrance because they were curious about this extraordinary man after all, who was given a welcome by Liu Chunjiang. He should not be an ordinary person.
Even Liu Wan and Nalan Youhong who were next to Bai Aoxue looked at the door as others did. However, Bai Aoxue was an exception. She lazily leaned against the goalpost with the eyes slightly closed, and her appearance of sleeping faintly almost made people suffocate.
Liu Chunjiang came in first. He looked a little servile at this moment, and he was not as arrogant as he used to be in front of others.
The man entering the banquet room with Liu Chunjiang wore a dark black robe, and his handsome countenance was tinted with hues of evil, ruining the beauty of the face. There was a bit of ridicule in the eyes when he looked at Liu Chunjiang, which could not be hidden.
Bai Aoxue just indifferently glanced at the man coming in and then closed her eyes to have a rest, as if she hadn’t opened her eyes just now.
But terrifying waves had been stirred up in her heart. What a familiar face! What a resentful face!
“The Ink-blood Tower has paid such a big price to invite Mo Feibai to come here!” Nalan Youhong said in a low voice, with a touch of solemnity in his words.
“What kind of hostility does the Ink-blood Tower have with him? Don’t tell me you have no idea.” Bai Aoxue didn’t understand why the Ink-blood Tower always got Jun Yeyan in trouble, assassinating Jun Yeyan several times.
There must be some reasons behind.
Hearing Bai Aoxue’s words, Nalan Youhong shivered a bit. He was hesitating whether to tell her or not.
“He’d better tell you by himself. I can tell you nothing but that the mainstream of the Ink-blood Tower is Mo family.” Nalan Youhong said slowly with a deep stare at Bai Aoxue.
Hearing Nalan Youhong’s words, Bai Aoxue nodded slightly and then said nothing, but her heart had been flooded with strong emotions.
If the scene she had seen in a coma was real, then all the disciples of the Mo Xiao Sect should have been burned to death in the fire set by Jun Yeyan that time.
But Nalan Youhong now told her that the mainstream of the Ink-blood Tower was Mo family. If it wasn’t to revenge for the massacre of the family, then for what reason Jun Yeyan would have been chased until now?
Although she had made her guess in her mind, Bai Aoxue didn’t say it out, and she knew Nalan Youhong wouldn’t say it as well. No matter what way she used, he would not tell her. Maybe when this matter was settled, she should talk with Jun Yeyan seriously.
Thinking of that, Bai Aoxue came to her senses and restrained her thoughts. When she raised the head, she found a gaze at her.
Looking at Mo Feibai, who stared at her without moving his eyes away, Bai Aoxue didn’t dodge or move back but looked directly at Mo Feibai with a cruel expression in her eyes but no intention to flinch.
Seeing that they were looking at each other without saying a word, Liu Chunjiang said, “Eh-hem… Second Lord Mo, these two people are the sons of Nalan family.” He was so anxious to defuse the embarrassment situation between Bai Aoxue and Mo Feibai.
After all, both of them were very useful to him, and he didn’t want them to dispute at present.
“Young Masters, this is the second lord of the Ink-blood Tower, Lord Mo Feibai.” Liu Chunjiang said, introducing for Bai Aoxue and Nalan Youhong. His voice was so loud that people next to them could also hear it.
Hearing Liu Chunjiang’s words, Bai Aoxue and Mo Feibai both took back their eyes as if the tension before was nonexistent.
The compromise of Bai Aoxue and Mo Feibai made Liu Chunjiang breathe a sigh of relief. He was very relaxed. Then he saw Liu Wan beside Bai Aoxue.
“Liu Wan, why are you here?” Liu Chunjiang said as he looked at Liu Wan.
Liu Wan had been forbearing from her anger since she saw Liu Chunjiang. But now when she was asked by Liu Chunjiang, she shivered a bit. If Bai Aoxue did not stand beside her, she would have already perished together with Liu Chunjiang at this moment.
“Oh? Is she Liu Wan?” Mo Feibai asked first, staring at Liu Wan, when Liu Wan was about to open his mouth.
Instantly, Liu Chunjiang answered with his face lighted up with pleasure after hearing the words of Mo Feibai, “Yes, my second lord. She is my adopted daughter, Liu Wan, who has been raised since my early years.”
“She has some beauty, but I don’t know whether her character is my type.” Mo Feibai said with an evil smile.
After saying that, he reached out his hand and was ready to pull Liu Wan.
Seeing that Liu Chunjiang had no intention to stop, Liu Wan was about to leave, but Bai Aoxue acted first.
When Mo Feibai’s hand was about to catch hold of Liu Wan’s arm, a slim and fair-skinned hand grasped Mo Feibai’s arm tightly.
Feeling surprised, Mo Feibai prepared to remove the hand, but he found the force of the hand which was holding his arm was as powerful as his!
“Take your hand away!” Mo Feibai said cruelly, staring at Bai Aoxue coldly.
Bai Aoxue lifted her eyebrow and said calmly, “Liu Wan is the woman I fancy. If you want to touch her, you have to ask for my permission!”
Such plain words actually shocked everyone like a thunder suddenly hitting on the ground, and there was not a trace of flatness in these words that she said. Even people who had been whispering all shut up and stared at Bai Aoxue unblinkingly.
Some women who had been deeply moved by Bai Aoxue’s words even watched Liu Wan jealously.
Thinking that such a handsome man would defend her in public like this, any woman would be touched, not to mention that the words were so arrogant that some women had already blushed slightly.
Even Liu Chunjiang didn’t expect Bai Aoxue to say so and lost his mind for a moment.
“Fort Lord Liu, could you please explain it to me? What is going on?” Mo Feibai said cruelly and glared at Liu Chunjiang, struggling to restrain his anger.
Liu Chunjiang was too confused to determine for a moment after he looked at Bai Aoxue and then looked at Mo Feibai. The Nalan family had a history of centuries, after all, boasting an extraordinary position in the Great Continent.
Even the Ink-blood Tower who was burgeoning was not as rich as the Nalan family. But he dared not to offend the Ink-blood Tower as well.
Just when Liu Chunjiang was on thin ice, Nalan Youhong who had said nothing before at the side began to speak while looking at Mo Feibai with a gentle smile, “Brother Mo, how have you been?” At the same time, Bai Aoxue moved her hand away from Mo Feibai’s arm timely.
“Humph! Brother Nalan, you really should take care of your cousin. Such an action should not happen again. But for your sake, I would never forgive him easily!” Mo Feibai said, glaring heavily at Bai Aoxue, as if he would kill her the next time she acted like this.
Hearing Mo Feibai’s words, Nalan Youhong’s gentle appearance faded away. Even his soft and tender voice became a little cold at this moment.
Nalan Youhong said indifferently while looking at Mo Feibai, “Should I appreciate it for your sparing my cousin’s life? Or rather, you believe that the Nalan family is weak enough to bully?”
Mo Feibai’s countenance was changed a lot when he heard these words. He didn’t expect that Nalan Youhong, who used to be gentle and kind, would become so aggressive today.
Mo Feibai was unhappy as well in his mind, so he replied unreservedly, “If Young Master Nalan thinks so, I can’t change your mind.”
Liu Chunjiang did not expect things to turn out like this. But in any case, he had to handle this cautiously since none of the two sides could be offended.
“Ha-ha! All of you are my distinguished guests. Could you please let it go for my sake? I believe that my daughter, Liu Wan, is very embarrassed in such a situation.” Liu Chunjiang said to them while looking at them helplessly.
In fact, even he was not sure whether they would compromise due to his words.
“In this case, Fort Lord Liu should be respected. After all, our Nalan family does not want to become an enemy of Liujiabao.” Nalan Youhong said first, without staring at Mo Feibai.
And Mo Feibai didn’t expect that Nalan Youhong changed his mind so quickly. If he still made a fuss with him, it would seemingly be that he was not generous. So, he had to sigh bitterly.
While hearing Nalan Youhong’s words, Liu Chunjiang was very delighted and said, “I am really thankful to you, Young Master Nalan. The banquet is beginning soon, and you should be seated first.”
Nalan Youhong nodded and then prepared to leave with Bai Aoxue.
“Follow up.” Bai Aoxue said simply. She walked to the side of Liu Wan and overlooked Mo Feibai completely.
Naturally, Liu Wan complied with the words of Bai Aoxue, not even glancing at Liu Chunjiang or Mo Feibai at all from beginning to end.
However, watching the back of Bai Aoxue when she left, a cold light flashed in Mo Feibai’s gloomy eyes.
“Today, the man should be screwed first! He is a member of the Nalan family, but so what? One who dares to go against the Ink-blood Tower is doomed to die!” Mo Feibai said with hatred.
But Liu Chunjiang didn’t reply instantly and was a little hesitant after hearing his words.
Seeing Liu Chunjiang’s hesitation, Mo Feibai reminded him timely, “Don’t forget that you are the person who proposed the cooperation with us first, but now you want to get off? Do you think the Ink-blood Tower will keep a betrayer?”
Hearing Mo Feibai’s words, Liu Chunjiang’s body shook immediately, and then he said with fear, “My lord, you have misunderstood it. I never have such an idea!”
Mo Feibai stared at Liu Chunjiang unblinkingly and then snorted coldly. He said, “You’d better have your words.”
On the other side, Bai Aoxue and Nalan Youhong walked with one following the other one, not saying a word all the way.
“I was just a little impulsive, but next time I probably will fight with him.” Bai Aoxue said calmly, not explaining too much.
Maybe Nalan Youhong would never understand Bai Aoxue because the moment she saw Mo Feibai, she thought it was Mo Xiao, whose face was so similar to the face which she saw in a coma.
If she hadn’t seen that Mo Xiao was killed by Jun Yeyan, Bai Aoxue would have suspected that Mo Feibai was exactly Mo Xiao.
Nalan Youhong had no idea why Bai Aoxue would say that, but from her current appearance, he knew that she was not kidding. Her eyesight was so similar to that of Jun Yeyan. That was the determined expression of killing someone!
As soon as she was seated, the banquet began. Bai Aoxue was very bored while looking at the busy stage where so many beauties danced and sang. And she was absent of mind.
She wondered what Jun Yeyan was doing at this moment. Were things going on smoothly?
Liu Chunjiang gave a sign to the girls who were dancing to withdraw. He stood up and said slowly, “My distinguished guests! I am very honored to have you here at the banquet. Today is the day of the Falling Flower Festival, and I’d like to inform you of something important. Firstly, Liu Wan, my adopted daughter, will marry the second lord of the Ink-blood Tower the day after tomorrow. I sincerely hope that you can stay longer in Yangzhou to attend my daughter’s wedding.”
But some people from all corners of the country appeared to be appalled when hearing this. Liujiabao was one of the decent sects with a noble origin, while the Ink-blood Tower was unrecognized and rejected by all the people from all corners of the country. Now Liujiabao chose to ally with the Ink-blood Tower. No wonder people were so shocked!
Paying no attention to the eyes and expressions of others, Liu Chunjiang continued to say, “Secondly, I always think that the sects from all corners of the country are simply in a state of disunity. At present, the Dark King is getting more and more powerful with each passing day and likely to threaten us. I hope that we can unite together as an army of justice to wipe out the Dark King!”