Cao Yi's words delighted Li Yundong, and his previous unhappiness faded significantly. He smiled and said, "Really? Which industry? Where is it? Take me there, I need to have a look!"
At this time, Cao Yi noticed that there were other people around Li Yundong. She glanced around and saw that Zi Yuan and Ruan Hongling, who had participated in the siege of the Fox Zen School, were also there, along with Su Chan and Li Yundong's chief disciple, Zhou Qin.
Cao Yi was shocked and thought to himself, "Zou Ping of the Zhengyi School said that the leader was colluding with Zi Yuan. When I saw that they were locked in a fierce battle with each other, I thought that they were just slandering me, but now it seems that it's true."
The sixth shibo of Fox Zen School bowed slightly to Zi Yuan and Ruan Hongling and said respectfully, "Amitayus, It's a pleasure to meet a brother in the Tao from the Linggong Sect of Zhengyi School."
Ruan Hongling had always thought that she belonged to a noble and righteous family and thus looked down on evil demons like those from the Fox Zen School. However, she could not be arrogant just then while she was on their territory. As such, she followed Zi Yuan obediently and bowed in return.
After giving a salution, Zi Yuan gently said, "Last time, I had no choice but to participate in the siege of the Fox Zen School. I hope my brother in the Tao will understand."
Cao Yi was no fool. When she saw Li Yundong and Zi Yuan together, she immediately figured out why Zi Yuan had jumped at the chance to deal with Li Yundong publicly while helping Li Yundong behind the scenes.
If Zi Yuan didn't insist that Li Yundong only accept one opponent at one time, no matter how powerful he was, he wouldn't have been able to stop so many cultivators.
Cao Yi thought this through before replying respectfully and with deep sincerity, "Zhenren Zi Yuan is open-minded and does not attach as much importance to the rules of the sect as some other cultivators do. On behalf of the Fox Zen School, I would like to thank Zhenren Zi Yuan for her help."
Zi Yuan only smiled slightly in response, putting forth no comment.
Li Yundong had originally been worried that the Fox Zen School and the others would come to blows with Zi Yuan, so he hadn't informed Cao Yi and the others immediately. However, it now seemed that he had been worrying unnecessarily. He laughed and waved his hand, saying, "You two don't need to be polite. Shibo Cao Yi, take me to see the industry of the Fox Zen School. I am very poor now. In a few days, I am afraid that the Fox Zen School will end up being forced to go to the market to beg!"
His words made everyone laugh. Cao Yi nodded and said with a smile, "Then let's all go now."
Li Yundong smiled and pointed to Cao Yi's robe. "Are you sure you want to go down the mountain dressed like that? Aren't you afraid of being photographed?"
Cao Yi looked down at herself, and then looked at Li Yundong and others. They were all dressed in casual clothes. Even Zi Yuan was wearing a long, elegant lavender dress, fashionable and classical. Su Chan was wearing a bright yellow dress, making her look lively and lovely. Zhou Qin was wearing a casual shirt and a pair of straight jeans, which outlined her figure perfectly. Ruan Hongling was also wearing a student's suit, which made her look young and beautiful. Only Cao Yi was wearing a gray Daopao. It was not particularly eye-catching, but standing next to them, she was the most stunning of them all.
Cao Yi smiled and said, "Leader, to tell you the truth, apart from that last time, I have never been down the mountain, and I have no other clothes to change into."
Li Yundong smiled and said, "Although I am but a poor leader, I can still afford a few sets of clothing. Come on, let's go down the mountain and buy you a new outfit first. It's really outrageous for you to go out like this."
Hearing this, Su Chan's eyes lit up and the excitement in her voice was evident as she said, "Are we going shopping for new clothes?"
Upon hearing this, Li Yundong turned his head and pretended to be angry. He patted Su Chan on the forehead and said angrily, "Don't you go kicking up a fuss, little girl! Don't you think I'm not powerful enough to go bankrupt? If you make me angry, I'll pawn you!"
When Su Chan heard that, she immediately cuddled up to Li Yundong, her expression fearful. She took Li Yundong's arm and asked eagerly, "Pawn me dead or alive?"
Li Yundong tried hard to hold back his laughter and deliberately tried to scare the little girl. "It depends on your performance. If you perform well, I'll pawn you alive. If you don't, humph, dead will have to do!"
Su Chan's lips rose as she bared her teeth, and her face was full of resentment. "So I'm going to get pawned? Then I'll try and do a bit better. If you want to pawn me alive, hurry up and come and save me!"
Her words made Li Yundong laugh out loud. Beside him, Zi Yuan, Zhou Qin and the others also couldn't help but smile.
Li Yundong rubbed the little girl's cheek affectionately and said with a wave of his big hand, "Come on, let's get off this mountain!"
The group filed out of the Taoist temple and ran into the other disciples of the Fox Zen School along the way. Li Yundong greeted them one by one and then they all went down the mountain.
At the foot of the mountain, Li Yundong and the others waited for a few taxis, which arrived and ferried them straight to Dongwu City.
After arriving in Dongwu City, Li Yundong first selected a set of clothes for Cao Yi in the clothing store. Cao Yi was a fox spirit and truly born to wear nice clothes. After she was all dressed up, she was such a sight that the shop assistants and customers could hardly bear to look away. Li Yundong and the others all applauded. Even Ruan Hongling couldn't help but mutter sourly in her heart: "A fox is a fox, born to be a seducer!"
After buying the outfit for Cao Yi along with a few other bits of clothing for others members of the Fox Zen School, they went straight to the legendary estate of the Fox Zen School.
Li Yundong asked along the way, "Where is the property of our Fox Zen Sect?"
Although Cao Yi was a cultivator, she had followed the Leader down the mountain righteously and changed into a new outfit. She was feeling a little excited and said with a smile, "I don't know the details, but I saw in the Leader's book that it was in Mudu, 328, Hong Kong Street Square in Dongwu City. We will find it by ourselves later."
Li Yundong nodded, secretly guessing what the industry of the Fox Zen Sect was. Along the way, he and Su Chan speculated non-stop.
Su Chan sat in the back seat of the taxi and said with sparkling eyes, "My guess is that the industry of Fox Zen School is either a fashion store or a cosmetic store. If it's neither of those, it must be a snack store!"
Li Yundong laughed and scolded, "You foodie, I swear you only know how to eat! I guess it'll just be some company."
Su Chan said with mock anger, "Could you be any more vague!"
As the two chatted and laughed together, the car turned onto Hong Kong street in the Mudu District.
It was already five o'clock in the evening. The sky was beginning to darken, and the street was already decorated with glowing lanterns. At first, some hanging scrolls could be seen, but when Li Yundong got out of the car, he saw that the foot-washing room along the way was lined up in a row. There were all kinds of charming slogans hanging from the buildings, and on both sides of the road were a lot of cars. The clientele consisted entirely of male office workers who came in and out of this kind of entertainment place after work, laughing and talking freely.
Li Yundong was stunned and felt that something was off. He asked a man by the road who seemed to be in a hurry about the location of No. 328 of Hong Kong Street. The man smiled ambiguously and said, "Oh? Continue on thirty meters and you'll see it."
Li Yundong nodded gratefully and led Cao Yi, Su Chan, and Zi Yuan, who were equally stunned, forward.
After walking for more than thirty meters, Li Yundong found that there was a luxuriously decorated entertainment city in front of him. It was headed by a glittering sign on which the words 'Crystal Love International Entertainment World!' were inscribed.
The characters on the sign were surrounded by colorful lights, all flickering and drawing attention. There were two waitresses standing before the door wearing sexy low-cut V-neck cheongsams. Their chests were open almost to the navel, and the slits on the skirts underneath their cheongsams almost went up to their upper thighs!
Li Yundong saw that most of the people going in and out of the shop were men. Every time a man entered, the waitresses would bend down, expose their sexy bodies, and call shyly, "Hello, boss!"
"Nice to meet you, boss! Nice to meet you!"
Li Yundong felt as if an atomic bomb had exploded in his mind, shaking and disorienting him!
"This, this..." Li Yundong's expression filled with wonder. "Isn't this the legendary red-light district? What kind of international entertainment city is this? Please, this is a city of hookers!"
Zhou Qin had long been aware that something was wrong, but she didn't say anything. She simply pursed her lips and chuckled, as if she was ready to watch the show.
Su Chan was so naive that she hadn't even noticed anything wrong. She pointed at the two waitresses by the door and asked curiously, "They're so scantily dressed. Aren't they afraid of the cold?"
Although Cao Yi had led a very sheltered life, she was, after all, a sly old fox, and it didn't take long for her to realize that something was up. She said hesitantly, "Maybe we have come to the wrong place?"
Li Yundong forced a smile and said, "Maybe." Then, he stopped a middle-aged man who was about to walk into the International Entertainment World of Crystal Lovers and asked, "Hello, is this 328 Hong Kong Street?"
He felt he had no choice but to ask, but he prayed repeatedly in his heart: "Please don't let this be the estate of the Fox Zen School, not that of the Fox Zen School!"
The man looked Li Yundong up and down before turning his greedy eyes to Su Chan and others behind Li Yundong. He said with envy in his voice, "Nonsense, of course! Brother, why have you come out to play with so many little scamps around you? Aren't you afraid of being struck by lightning?"
After that, he flicked his sleeves and left. When he got to the door, the receptionist bent down again, revealing a large section of her powdered white flesh, and said delicately, "Hello, boss!"
Li Yundong was stunned and thought to himself, "Damn it, this is really the f*cking industry of the Fox Zen School! What the hell is the Fox Zen School? No wonder it is called an evil sect. They're running some kind of den of sin here for crying out loud!"
Su Chan, who was standing to one side, didn't realize what was going on. She shouted excitedly, "Did you come out to have fun? Is it fun here? I want to have fun, too!"
Li Yundong lightly whacked Su Chan's forehead and glared at her. "What nonsense are you spewing!"
Su Chan was startled. She put her hands to her forehead and looked at Li Yundong, blinking rapidly as hurt and confusion filled her eyes. She didn't know what she had done wrong.
Both Zi Yuan and Ruan Hongling had noticed that something was very off. Zi Yuan frowned slightly, and Ruan Hongling blushed a little as she spat, "Bah, what is this place?"
Su Chan was not stupid. She rolled her eyes, took a look at everyone's reaction, and then turned to the beautiful waitress manning the door. She immediately realized what was going on, and her face turned red. She took Li Yundong's hand and whispered, "Yundong, did we make a mistake?"
Li Yundong had never thought that the Fox Zen School he had taken over would not only be a rotten mess, but that their only economic source would be a damned adult entertainment business!
He inhaled a deep breath of cold air and was secretly enraged. He ignored Su Chan and walked in on his own.
The waitress at the door had been paying attention to Li Yundong for a long time, and they had even been making guesses about whether Li Yundong would come in or not. "Definitely not. Look at all of the beautiful women around him, each prettier than the last. Why would he come in to play with broken flowers?" they said wonderingly.
Someone retorted disdainfully, "You think so? Home flowers don't have the fragrance of wildflowers. Men are all cheap wretches!"
While muttering, they saw Li Yundong rushing in aggressively. They immediately stood up and prepared to bow. However, they saw Li Yundong's eyes flashing angrily, and his every move carried an aura that was unlike that of an ordinary person. In the blink of an eye, he rushed in, followed by five or six beautiful women, each with different looks in their eyes.
The young ladies outside who were begging for food were all sharp-eyed. They immediately felt their hearts beating faster and shouted something bad internally. One of them immediately waved to a young lady not far away and whispered, "Hurry and get Mei Niang. I'm afraid this one is going to cause trouble."
Li Yundong came to the lobby, looked around, and asked in a deep voice, "Who is in charge here?"
Mei Niang arrived immediately. This woman was about thirty years old and was dressed in a seductive and sexy long dress. She was quite beautiful, but there was a lot of experience visible between her brows. She walked over with a charming smile on her face and took a glance at Li Yundong. She then glanced at Su Chan and the others behind him and covered her mouth with her hand, exclaiming, "I, Mei Niang, debuted at the age of sixteen and have been in this business for so many years, yet it's the first time that I've seen a guest not only come to play but bring superior goods with him! Impressive, I admire you! Boss, are you here to play or are you here to make trouble?"