Wang Dongliang was completely speechless. He looked around, a sheen of sweat on his forehead. He pulled Li Yundong aside and said with a wry smile, "Brother, you saw it too. I can't refuse you today. If you help me, I will rent this bracelet to you, but you can't tell anyone else. Otherwise, I will be in trouble and you will lose the bracelet."
Li Yundong laughed and said, "Director Wang, that's for sure. When my teahouse opens, I hope you'll come often. I see that you don't look well. I guess that there is something wrong with your liver. If you come here to drink tea often, it will do your liver good."
Wang Dongliang didn't take the advice seriously at all. He just wanted to leave as soon as possible in case his mother was going to slap him with the sole of her shoe again. He waved his hand and said, "When you are free, we can talk about it later. When you go to the Administration for Industry and Commerce later, I will ask someone to help you get things done. I still have something to do, so I'll leave now."
Li Yundong didn't ask him to stay either. He simply smiled and said, "Okay, I'll see you again someday if fate allows."
Wang Dongliang turned to old lady Xu and said with a flattering smile, "Mom, are you satisfied now?"
Old lady Xu's rage turned to pleasure and she said, "That's more like it. You can go back to your work! This has nothing to do with you!"
Wang Dongliang felt depressed in his heart. "I really am at her beck and call!" He gloomily got into the car, started the engine, and drove away.
Li Yundong and the others left there all looked at each other and then broke out into cheers. The little foxes even clapped their hands to celebrate.
Su Chan held Li Yundong's arm with a smile and sighed. "Yundong, we finally have our own territory!"
Li Yundong laughed and said scoldingly, "You are talking as if we are a group of gangsters!"
Old lady Xu looked curiously at Su Chan and muttered to herself, "Who is the Little Miracle-working Doctor's girlfriend? Zhou or the girl in front of us?"
She added, muttering, "If they can get so many beautiful women in the underworld, then the benefits of being a part of this black society are just too good."
Old lady Xu's voice was low, but Li Yundong and the others heard her clearly. They all laughed.
The issue of rent seemed to be looking much more positive. Li Yundong smiled and said, "Grandma, without your help today, I would have had to go through a lot more trouble."
Old lady Xu waved her hands with a smile and said, "No, no, no, it was just a coincidence. If it weren't for your excellent medical skills and ethics, I wouldn't have had the chance to help you, right? All in all, it's better for you to be kind. Good people in the world should be rewarded!"
Li Yundong laughed. "Yes. Granny, you're right. Why don't we find a place to eat something? I want to show you my gratitude."
Old lady Xu had warmly invited Li Yundong and the others for lunch before, but now she smiled and declined the offer. "Forget it. I thought that you had come here to hang out and have fun, so I invited you, but it turned out that you came to see the shops for business purposes. Now you have to sign the contract quickly and then get busy with designing and decoration. So many things to do! I don't want to bother you anymore!"
Zhou Qin also said with a smile, "Old lady Xu, you are our greatest benefactor. We'll be upset if we don't thank you sincerely."
Old lady Xu laughed and said, "It doesn't matter. Don't you want to open a teahouse in the future? I will come here often. When that day arrives, you must serve me good tea! Ah, by the way, I especially like to drink Tie Guanyin. That said, Biluochun is also good."
Li Yundong laughed and said, "Grandma, I don't have any other tea here, but there is a lot of Tie Guanyin!"
Old lady Xu smiled and said, "Sounds perfect! I'll come here often once everything is ready. Don't get annoyed with me, an old woman, for being persistent!"
Li Yundong laughed and said, "Of course not. I can't wait to greet a distinguished guest like you."
Old lady Xu looked Li Yundong up and down and nodded, praising him. "Little magic doctor, you're really too good. You're young and handsome... If I had a daughter, I would surely be angling for her to marry you!"
Her words made everyone laugh, their hands covering their mouths. Ruan Hongling even teased her, "Grandma, don't you see that this guy is destined to fall in love with someone else? Don't pester him!"
Old lady Xu laughed, waved her hand, and turned away. "Well, I'll be off now. I'll come to see you another day."
Li Yundong watched Old Granny Xu leave with a smile on his face. He then sighed at Zi Yuan and the rest. "Now, I finally believe that there really are karmic consequences in this world."
He looked at Zhou Qin and said, "If I hadn't seen you in the hospital, I wouldn't have treated Old Madam Xu and she wouldn't have ended up returning the favor and helping us."
Zhou Qin also said emotionally, "Yeah. And if you hadn't killed He Shao with the Lightning Strike, I wouldn't have been lying in the hospital."
Li Yundong sighed, then turned to Su Chan and said, "If I hadn't met you, so many things wouldn't have happened."
With that, Li Yundong gently stroked the girl's soft black hair with one hand. "God wanted me to meet you!"
The two of them looked deeply at one another. Su Chan smiled sweetly, her eyes curving into crescent moons. She really was incredibly beautiful.
After solving the problem of the shop, Li Yundong and his team went straight to the Administration for Industry and Commerce. The personnel in charge of handling the affairs in the Administration for Industry and Commerce had obviously been made aware of the latest news. It was said that it was easy to deal with people in the imperial court, and everything was settled in less than ten minutes.
After the procedures had been completed and the money handed over, Li Yundong said, "We have accomplished a lot today. We should go back now, and then we can move to the new home tomorrow?"
Zi Yuan nodded and said, "All right. No doubt everyone is pretty tired by now. Let's go back and have a good rest."
Back at home, after dinner, becaure the little foxes had been outside for the whole day, all of them were still all riled up, chattering and screaming in the living room. Seeing that they were making so much noise, Cao Yi shouted, "You brats, do you really think you were just having fun down the mountain? Don't you need to practice Cultivation arts? Go and meditate on Qi-control!"
The foxes were frightened by her and immediately went to sit on the carpet in the living room, meditating and training their Qi. Busy with that, the whole home quieted down. Li Yundong was cleaning up the table when he saw Su Chan also following suit, meditating and practicing Qi. He stepped forward curiously and patted her on the shoulder, motioning for her to come to one side, and then asked softly, "Why are you also practicing Qi?"
Su Chan blinked her eyes and said, "Isn't it to be expected? I'm also a cultivator! My seniors are Qi-control training, so of course I'm going to do the same."
Li Yundong smiled and nodded, looking at her small and sharp nose. "So you do remember that you are a cultivator? Seeing that you have been making so much trouble in the past few days, I thought you had forgotten."
Su Chan said with a smile, "I didn't feel at ease before. I hadn't even solved the problem of living every day, so I couldn't focus on Cultivation. Now everything is all right. We have a place to live so we don't have to huddle together, and we have found a suitable shop for solving the problem of our livelihood. Finally, we can cultivate with peace of mind! If I don't cultivate soon, I won't be able to catch up with you for the rest of my life!"
Li Yundong laughed. "Yeah, my Cultivation has also slowed these days." As he spoke, he suddenly took notice of Zhou Qin, who was busy washing dishes in the kitchen. Li Yundong's heart moved. He smiled gently at Su Chan and said, "Carry on with your Qi-control training. I won't bother you."
Noticing Li Yundong's gaze, Su Chan rolled her eyes and tentatively asked, "Yundong, are you going to teach Zhou Qin Cultivation?"
Li Yundong nodded and sighed. "Yes, she has done so much for me and now it's time for me to repay her. I'm going to help her with her Cultivation."
Su Chan nodded and said, "Yes, that would be the right thing to do. You have to teach her well."
Li Yundong smiled and said, "She is my chief disciple, so of course I will do my best to teach her. Do I really need you to tell me that?"
Su Chan was a little jealous. She took Li Yundong's hand and whispered, "No, you can't only teach her. You have to teach me too!"
Li Yundong hugged her and laughed, whispering back, "Haven't I taught you already?"
Su Chan blinked her eyes in confusion. "When?"
Li Yundong smiled and said, "Didn't I teach you the Five-dragons Hugging Knives Divine Skill last time?"
Su Chan blurted angrily, "That doesn't count! You're so annoying. I want you to teach me the Heavenly Jindan Technique."
Li Yundong tweaked the tip of the little girl's nose and laughed, "You fool, Heavenly Jindan Technique is a very powerful and unique Cultivation method. Only when your Cultivation Quotient is good enough will it be useful. If you practice it without a high Cultivation Quotient, not only will you not reach the highest level, but you will be held back by the Heavenly Jindan Technique and your Cultivation Quotient will be impeded."
Su Chan asked in surprise, "Why?"
Li Yundong smiled and pointed to the little girl's abdomen, right where the gallbladder was. "The Golden Elixir of Nine Cycles is cultivated by cultivating Dan qi. If your original Dan qi is not strong, then your Cultivation Quotient will be very limited. This truth is that it's like lifting a barbell. If you only have the strength for eighty kilos, you can only lift eighty kilos. If you do things beyond your limit, it will hurt your meridians and bones," he explained.
Su Chan was suddenly enlightened. "I get it. Do you mean that I can only practice once I've improved my strength?"
Li Yundong nodded and said with a smile, "You're a good student! It's exactly like sharpening a knife to cut firewood! Last time, Lin Youfa didn't have enough of a Cultivation Quotient and had barely practiced the Heavenly Jindan Technique. As a result, he woke up very early and couldn't cultivate anymore. In the end, he had evil thoughts of greed and harmed himself."
Su Chan made a face and said, "That guy was so bad. He deserved it!"
Li Yundong smiled and patted the little girl's head. "Go and get busy with Qi-control training. I'll talk to Zhou Qin."
Su Chan nodded obediently. Then, she found a place to sit down cross-legged with her senior sisters in the living room and began to meditate on Qi-control training.
When Li Yundong saw her sitting in meditation like that, he smiled and called Zhou Qin over to his room alone.
Ever since Zhou Qin had recognized Li Yundong as her master, she had never spent time alone with him. When Li Yundong called her into his room, it was obvious that he was intending to discuss something private and she couldn't help but feel nervous. "Master, is there anything you want to talk about?" she asked.
Li Yundong nodded and said to Zhou Qin, "Go close the door."
Zhou Qin went back to close the door and then stood respectfully to one side. Seeing that she was being so cautious, Li Yundong smiled and said, "You don't have to be so nervous. I am your master and also your friend." He pulled over a chair and said, "Sit down. I have something to tell you."
However, Zhou Qin was getting more and more nervous. She carefully sat down with only half of her buttocks touching the stool. She fixed her eyes on Li Yundong and unconsciously clenched her fists.
Li Yundong smiled and said, "Since you became my disciple, I have been busy and have had no time to teach you. Now, I have finally got a moment to teach you some Cultivation. The reason why I called you in today is twofold. Firstly, I want to establish a real master-disciple relationship with you, and secondly, I want to pass on three powerful magical weapons to you!"
Chapter 343 The Source of Cultivation
When Zhou Qin heard this, all sorts of feelings welled up in her heart. Previously, she had wanted to become Li Yundong's disciple mainly because she wanted him to stay by her side. Even a simple sentence from him could light up her day.
But the longer she followed Li Yundong, the more shocked she became by his magical power, and the more she felt a strong interest and yearning for the Cultivation World.
Zhou Qin came from an aristocratic family, so her worship of power was deep-rooted. It was because of Li Yundong's superhuman power that she had originally paid attention to him, and then she had fallen in love with this mysterious boy.
In her subconscious world, there even lay a thought that she hadn't really acknowledged: that Li Yundong would think more highly of her when she could cultivate the earth-shattering Shentong someday!
Su Chan was worried and downcast because she felt that Zhou Qin could help Li Yundong deal with his business and Zi Yuan could help him with his cultivation, but she could do nothing. However, Zhou Qin also had her own worries.
In Zhou Qin's opinion, Su Chan was Li Yundong's favorite. No one else could win Li Yundong's favor like her. Even if Su Chan knew nothing, Li Yundong would never complain and would still dote on her as before. Zi Yuan was a student, as well as a friend, of Li Yundong, and she could help Li Yundong with anything. Such a beautiful, powerful girl was simply a public enemy of all women.
"What about me?" Zhou Qin felt that she was nothing but a burden as she was not good at Cultivation or kung fu at all. Once they started fighting, she would not be of any help and could only stand to one side and watch.
Therefore, Zhou Qin made up her mind to become a great cultivator and help Li Yundong relieve his worries.
At this moment, she could finally Cultivate. How could she not be excited?
Li Yundong looked at Zhou Qin and said with emotion, "Aren't you curious about the kind of powerful magical weapons I will give you?"
Zhou Qin took a deep breath and suppressed her emotions before saying respectfully, "My master taught me about the powerful magical weapons, my creator and good fortune. No matter what master taught me, Zhou Qin would take it with both hands. How dare I ask what it is?"
Li Yundong saw that she was only growing more and more cautious and that his attempts at persuasion were useless. He sighed in his heart and did not say anything more. He took a parcel from his side, opened it to reveal a soft whip, and then handed it over with both hands.
Li Yundong said solemnly, "When I was in the Zhuji phase, I met Lyu Fengping and Wu Hao, who were trying to steal my Fan of Seven Treasures. In the end, I killed them instead. I got Wu Hao's Beads of Gore and refined them into the Fan of Seven Treasures. I'll pass this whip on to you now."
"First of all, this is a powerful magical weapon which is to be used by women. While you have yet to finish your cultivation, you can use this whip to protect yourself. Secondly, the previous owner of this magic weapon was obscene, so it could be regarded as a bright pearl having been thrown into the darkness when it fell into her hands. But you are a firm, unyielding person who would rather break than bend. You can suppress the Evil Qi of this powerful magical weapon with your own Qi. I hope that you will be able to carry it forward so that it won't end up buried one day."
With a solemn expression, Zhou Qin stood up from her seat and respectfully knelt down. She raised her hands high and received the whip.
Li Yundong didn't stop her. He solemnly placed the whip in her palms.
As soon as she received the whip, Zhou Qin could feel the not-insignificant weight of it. The handle of the whip was made of the thin skin of a shark, giving it a wonderful feel. The body of the whip was a fiery scarlet color and covered with golden threads, as if the whip would burn up any second.
Zhou Qin was shocked. She could tell that the whip was likely an extremely valuable magic treasure just from its appearance. When she was wondering about whether she should accept it or not, she saw Li Yundong take out a Zigzag Diamond Wheel from his parcel.
Li Yundong's two fingers were gently supporting both sides of the spinning chakram. He said, "This is Ye Yu's powerful magical weapon from the Fox Zen School back from when she was alive. She relied on this powerful magical weapon to withstand the besiegement of various sects and not be at a disadvantage. Later on, the sixth shibo of the Fox Zen School, Cao Yi, passed this powerful magical weapon on to me and I passed it down to others in turn. Later on, I thought it over and over again and felt that this spinning chakram was arrogant and unruly. You were born pure and have a cold personality, and thus I believe that it is a perfect match for you."
With this, he handed the spinning chakram Zhou Qin and said, "This powerful magical weapon is extremely powerful and has been used to kill countless people. It is a sharp weapon used to protect the Tao. You must use it cautiously. It may be too strong and end up controlling you instead. Do remember that!"
Zhou Qin took the spinning chakram. The shape of the wheel was unique and the workmanship of it was excellent. The picture engraved on it was of the Flying Bodhisattva. The Vajra arhat was so vivid that it was as if he could jump out at any time. What was more amazing was that as soon as Zhou Qin touched the wheel, she felt a faint fluorescent light flowing through the surface of the wheel, dreamy and illusory.
Zhou Qin vaguely felt that this powerful magical weapon was more precious than the previous one. She looked stern and raised her head to say, "Master, I can't take these two powerful magical weapons."
Li Yundong asked calmly, "Why?"
"Although I don't know Cultivation now, I do know that these two weapons must be extremely precious and powerful. I'm weak now, but Master is giving such valuable treasures to me. It's like a child walking downtown with a golden bowl in his hand. How can it not arouse the avarice of other cultivators?" Zhou Qin replied.
Li Yundong had a look of admiration on his face. He said flatteringly, "I knew before that you were a smart woman, but now it seems that you are even more sober and intelligent than I had initially thought. Good, you identified this problem, which shows that you are calm and not greedy. But there's no need to overthink. If someone dares to take your magic treasures, I will not stand by and do nothing."
Zhou Qin felt warm in her heart when she heard this, but she still shook her head and said, "No, although I don't have any Cultivation and kung fu skills now, how can I just shelter myself under your wing all my life since I'm your disciple? What's the point of being a cultivator if I carry on like this? Won't I end up hurting your reputation?"
Li Yundong laughed and didn't pressure her. He took back the two powerful magical weapons with both hands. "Then I'll hold onto them for you temporarily. When you get to the Zhuji phase, I'll give them back to you."
Zhou Qin nodded in agreement.
Li Yundong then took out the third item. This time, it was a hardcover book. Li Yundong looked at it, and his expression was far more solemn than it had been when he had handled the previous two powerful magical weapons. He said, "Do you know what this book is?"
"No. Master, please explain," Zhou Qin said respectfully.
Li Yundong said, "When Su Chan left me, Zi Yuan began to teach me Cultivation. She saw that I was ignorant about it, so she recommended me a classic book in the Cultivation World. It was also thanks to me reading this book that I understood the truth of cultivation and began to cultivate officially. Now, I will pass this book on to you, hoping that you will also comprehend something useful from this book."
Zhou Qin took the book from him, her heart full of curiosity and solemnity. She glanced at it and saw four golden characters on the book: 'Canon of the Yellow Thearch'!
She flipped to the first page and saw the cover of the Xinhua Bookstore.
Zhou Qin asked doubtfully, "Master, I understand you saying that 'Canon of the Yellow Thearch' is a classic book in the Cultivation World, but isn't it a book that can just be bought from the Xinhua Bookstore? Is it also a powerful magical weapon?"
Li Yundong nodded and said with a smile, "No, it's only an ordinary book, but in my opinion, it's more important than any powerful magical weapon in this world, even though it can be bought at the Xin Hua Bookstore!"
Li Yundong said with emotion, "Before I started cultivating, I felt that it was unfathomable when I heard the 'Canon of the Yellow Thearch'. I didn't dare to take a look at it and even the name itself made me feel dizzy. But through reading it, I found out that our country's history is very extensive and profound, and that the world is really unique. There is no country or nation's culture in this world that can compare with ours. However, our country has been degrading to this day and is almost broken. How many people in the world can know the real meaning of the 'Canon of the Yellow Thearch'?"
Hearing this, Zhou Qin was moved. She tentatively began to ask, "Master, do you mean..."
Li Yundong waved his hand. "I do not mean anything in particular. I'm just making just some comments. Chinese culture, through five thousand years of Cultivation history to today is considered to be involved in dishonest practices and feudal superstition. As such, the classic book 'Canon of the Yellow Thearch' has been disregarded. 'Surangama Sutra', 'Avatamsaka', 'Records of the Pure Heart', 'Baopuzi', these classic scriptures and Cultivation works now lie covered in dust with no one to care for them. As a cultivator, how can I not feel sentimental? I sometimes even think: the world of Cultivation may one day vanish from our own hands. If the world of Cultivation, passed down for five thousand years, breaks in our hands, I really do not know how our ancestors will feel..."
Zhou Qin had rarely interacted with Li Yundong before. When she heard this, she couldn't help but sigh in her heart. "Li Yundong is no different from an ordinary man when he talks and laughs with others in daily life. Only at this time is he showing his real ambition and broad-mindedness. This is a man who sees things differently!"
It was the first time Zhou Qin had seen Li Yundong show the aura of a real master. Her eyes were full of respect and also admiration as she said, "Master, have you ever thought about establishing your own sect?"
Li Yundong was stunned. "Establishing a sect? Hah, no, I haven't thought about that. I have only cultivated for a little more than half a year. How can I afford to have a sect, and how could I set one up anyway?"
Zhou Qin said, "I don't think that matters. There's no young or old when it comes to learning and teaching. Anyone who can master something can be the teacher. Whether a person is a Great Master and can establish a sect has nothing to do with their age. Most importantly, a person's knowledge and bearing affect their broad-mindedness and ability. I think that among all the young people in the world, only Zi Yuan can compare with you. However, the cultivation of Zi Yuan is limited to herself. But Master, you've been thinking about China's rule over the past five thousand years. Your openness and bearing are far better than those of your peers. Why don't you set up a sect? Even if you can't right now, you'll be able to in the future!"
Li Yundong laughed and said, "As you said just now, I am indeed outstanding amongst young people, but after all, I am still too young. My knowledge is still not sufficient, and my abilities are even more limited. Besides, now I am the leader of Fox Zen Sect, how can I leave them and start another sect?"
Seeing that Zhou Qin still wanted to say more, Li Yundong waved his hand and said, "Well, I know what you mean. The reason why I taught you the 'Canon of the Yellow Thearch' is that I hope you will treat it seriously. Although it has no spiritual energy or Shentong power and it is not a spiritual energy treasure, if you can understand it, feel it, and absorb it, it will be more useful than all the spiritual energy treasures in the whole world put together! Even if the Cultivation World vanished someday, as long as the 'Canon of the Yellow Thearch' is still there, the origin of the Cultivation World will always be there too. In the Cultivation World, there is the possibility of bringing the dead back to life!"
Zhou Qin solemnly held the 'Canon of the Yellow Thearch' over her head and bowed deeply. After getting up, she said, "Master, the world of Cultivation will never vanish. With you and me around, it will never vanish. Even if I am the only one left in the world of Cultivation in the future, I will carry the way of Cultivation forward!"
Li Yundong laughed and said, "You don't have to be so dramatic. Get up. This Canon of the Yellow Thearch has my detailed commentary inside. You can read it carefully. If there is anything you don't understand, come and ask me. When you finish this book, I will officially teach you the first lesson of Cultivation."
The two talked in the secret chamber for a long time. It was not until two or three hours later that Li Yundong came out of the room. As soon as he came out, he saw that Su Chan and the others had gathered in the living room, as if they were looking for something.
Su Chan heard the noise in the room. She turned around and saw Li Yundong, then immediately waved her hand and said, "Yundong, come and see. It's terrible! Something big is happ