In the early morning of the next day, when Li Yundong left his room, he found that the living room was already full of people. The little foxes were all ready to set out. Zi Yuan was quietly reading a book on one corner of the sofa, while the three senior Shibos - Cao Yi, Zhuang Yating and Liu Yuehong - had gathered together and were chatting with each other quietly. Su Chan, who usually liked to play with the little foxes, was sitting alone in the dining room, slowly eating porridge and looking around.
As soon as the girl saw Li Yundong, her face lit up. She jumped up, wiped her mouth with the back of her hand, and prepared to throw herself into his arms with a grin.
Seeing her wiping her mouth with her hands, Li Yundong smiled and said, "Hey, don't wipe your hands on me!"
Before Su Chan had had a chance to hug Li Yundong, she had been intercepted by him. She said with a sullen expression, "You're so annoying. I just want to hug you."
Li Yundong said laughingly, "Yes, but wipe your hands first!"
Su Chan stuck out her tongue and said, "Darn, you got me."
Li Yundong tweaked Su Chan's nose and said with a smile, "I know exactly what you are thinking."
While the two of them were laughing together, Liu Yuehong, who had been quiet all this while, suddenly asked with a smile, "Leader, what were you busy with last night? There was a loud noise coming from your room!"
Li Yundong turned his head with a friendly expression and said, "Nothing interesting. I've been using a new magical item recently."
Liu Yuehong smiled and asked, "Really? It's going to be an eye-opener when we find out what it is."
Some of the little foxes were excited and chattered, "I thought Leader was collecting magical items last night. You guys still didn't believe us!"
"Hey, we all believed it! We were just guessing what kind of magical item the leader had gotten!"
Li Yundong ignored the whispering of the foxes. His eyes inadvertently turned to Zi Yuan, and then he quickly looked away as if nothing had happened. He smiled and said, "Well, it's okay for you to have a look."
As he spoke, a three-foot-long sword suddenly jumped out from behind him. The blade of this sword was covered with engraved lines and patterns, and a red tassel hung from its hilt, making it look antique.
Cao Yi's expression did not change as she looked at the weapon. However, there was a sharp glint in her eyes. Beside her, Zhuang Yating's expression changed slightly, showing her surprise. Liu Yuehong was the one who seemed the most shocked, crying out involuntarily, "This... Could this be the legendary Liuhe?"
"Liuhe Sword?" The little foxes exclaimed at the same time. They all gathered around the exciting new object and wanted to have a careful look at it.
But the sword could feel the beings crowding around it. The sword felt the foxes' demon auras and immediately ascended away from them. The sword edge trembled slightly and pointed at the little foxes with vigilance and hostility. The poor foxes were all so scared that they screamed and immediately scattered.
Li Yundong laughed and waved his hand. The Liuhe instantly flew back behind him and disappeared.
Only then did the little foxes, who were still in a state of shock, gather in the living room again. They looked at Li Yundong in awe and whispered, "Leader is so powerful. He has gained yet another incredible magical item!"
"That's right. It would be great if I could get also get my hands on the Bahuang."
"I wonder when our Leader got the Liuhe."
"How stupid you are! You can just ask him now!"
"That's right! Let's ask Leader!"
Seeing the girls whispering to each other for a while before suddenly rushing over like a tidal wave, Li Yundong quickly took a few steps back and pointed at Su Chan. "You can ask Su Chan if you have any questions. She knows all about it."
All at once, the little foxes switched directions to hurry over to Su Chan. They surrounded her like stars surrounding the moon, waiting for her to spill the beans. The girl proudly raised her head and said, "It's a long story!"
Seeing that Su Chan was keeping them in suspense, the little foxes hurriedly urged, "Shimei Su Chan, ah no, Shijie Su Chan, can we call you Shijie? Tell me now, please!"
Su Chan's status at Fox Zen School was low, and she was always the one who called others sister, but now a large group of people was suddenly calling her sister. The girl laughed loudly and said, "Do you want to hear what I have to say? Then settle down!"
Seeing that she was beginning to tell the story, Li Yundong couldn't help laughing and shaking his head. He said to Cao Yi, Zi Yuan, and the others, "I'll go and clean up, then head out."
When he came out of the washing room, Su Chan was talking about how they had gone to Mount Gezao and been forced to show up by Yan Hua, but accidentally caused embarrassing scenes for other people from different sects. The little foxes were listening carefully, and when they heard this part, they suddenly burst out laughing.
Li Yundong glanced around and saw Liu Yuehong tittering with her mouth covered. Even though Cao Yi and Zhuang Yating were laughing as well, their smiles were a little unnatural.
Li Yundong thought to himself, "It's normal for Cao Yi or Zhuang Yating to act weirdly, but I wonder why they're doing so now?"
Li Yundong's gaze lingered on Cao Yi for a little longer. Cao Yi seemed to sense him looking at her, so she turned around and said with a smile, "Leader, what's up?"
Li Yundong smiled back and said, "Nothing. Let's go."
The group of people chatted and laughed as they went out. Su Chan was articulate, so she recounted what had happened on Mount Gezao that night vividly. The little foxes sometimes exclaimed, sometimes held their breath, and none dared to interrupt.
It wasn't until they arrived at the pedestrian street that Su Chan finally finished telling them everything that had happened.
After hearing this, the foxes exclaimed and started chattering. One of them asked Su Chan in confusion, "Su Chan, how did you meet Leader and Zhenren Zi Yuan that night?"
Li Yundong's heart trembled. He turned his head and looked back to see that, coincidentally, Zi Yuan was also looking at him. Their gazes met and then they both turned to Su Chan at the same time.
Su Chan rolled her eyes and said with a smile, "I was bored in my room that night, so I went out for a walk, hoping to get some fresh air. As a result, I met them!"
When Li Yundong heard this, he laughed in his heart, "Oh, my girl, you've learned to lie so well! Without a moment's hesitation!"
Li Yundong's gaze quickly swept over Cao Yi and the others, but he didn't see anything unusual. He frowned and was about to speak, but suddenly he saw Su Chan pointing ahead in surprise and asking, "What's going on ahead?"
Li Yundong and the others looked ahead and could see that many people had gathered at the top of the pedestrian street. The crowd was gesticulating toward where Li Yundong's Disanxian was.
Li Yundong's heart tightened. He thought to himself, "Is there something wrong with the shop? Where's Ruan Hongling? Has something happened to her?"
He immediately stepped forward and pushed through the crowd. Once he'd made his way through, he didn't know whether to laugh or cry and had no idea what he should do.
There were seven young men dressed like gangsters kneeling on the ground. Each of them was holding a wooden board in their hands. Judging by the fact that onlookers outside were pointing at them, it seemed that there were some words on the wooden board, but these people had their backs to Li Yundong, so he couldn't see what the words were.
Ruan Hongling, however, was in front of them. Sitting atop a pile of red bricks, she casually pointed at them and said, "Hey, your order is wrong. Why can't you make it appropriate even after changing it so many times? You're so stupid! You can only get it into an S-shape or B-shape tonight? How can I let you go if you line up like this?"
The leader of the gangsters cried out with a sad face, "Miss..."
As soon as he opened his mouth, Ruan Hongling glared at him, threw a small stone at him, and shouted, "What?"
"Missy, missy!" The gangster was hit so hard that he bent over, and the board in his hand fell to the ground with a clatter, showing a single character written with paint. The character was 'Li'.
The gangsters next to him immediately poked their heads out and looked at each other. They then quickly winked at each other, stood up at the same time, rearranged their positions, and knelt down again.
All of a sudden, the people around burst out laughing and began whispering to each other.
"Who is Li Yundong?"
"I don't know, nor do I know how the guy has managed to offend this barbaric beauty!"
"Alas, I've watched too many Korean movies, and barbaric girlfriends are really trending. It's terrible! Agh!"
Li Yundong's expression was really weird. He quietly moved through the crowd to be in front of the gangsters. He took a look at them and suddenly became furious.
The boards held by the gangsters read: "Li Yundong, you son of a b*tch!" The last one was holding a board with only a huge, thick, bright red exclamation mark on it!
Li Yundong was livid. He rushed over to Ruan Hongling, lowered his voice, and spat, "Hey, what is wrong with you! What's going on here?"
Ruan Hongling had already seen Li Yundong, but she had pretended not to notice him. When Li Yundong rushed over, she pretended to suddenly recognize him and said naturally, "Oh, have you seen? I caught a few thieves who came to make trouble this evening, and then I expended a lot of effort on educating them. I told them why I was still here so late, and who exactly it was that made me stay here."
Ruan Hongling stood up, acting innocent. She said to Li Yundong, "Then I asked them, 'Tell me, is Li Yundong a bastard?' They nodded their heads to show their agreement! Alas! Just as a great man once said, 'the eyes of the people are clear'. What do you think?"
Li Yundong couldn't help laughing in spite of his anger. He pointed to the boards held in the hands of the men and said, "Well, you win! So what are you doing with them?"
Ruan Hongling rolled her eyes at Li Yundong and said, "What? What else can I do? I'll just mess with them! How else do you expect me to pass the long night?"
Li Yundong was flabbergasted and asked her, "Are you kidding me?"
Ruan Hongling suddenly showed a playful expression. She pointed to the boards and said, "Of course! Here's the game: I'll give each of them a board, but I won't tell them what's on them. Then, they'll line up. If they're wrong, they have to reorder themselves. I'll only let them go once they're right!"
Li Yundong didn't know whether to cry or laugh at this point. He just said, "You blow me away! Well, now that they're finally in the right order. Let them go! Don't you see how many people are here? Do you want to call the police?"
Ruan Hongling snorted and said to the gangsters, "Hey, you've got it right. Look at yourselves!"
Obviously, the gangsters had lost their temper after enduring Ruan Hongling's torment, and none of them dared to look at their boards. They just shook their heads hard.
Ruan Hongling laughed and scolded them, "You're a group of idiots and cowards! I'm not lying to you this time. Look at the boards!"
Sensing that Ruan Hongling wasn't lying to them like before, the leading gangster dared to raise his head. When the others saw that someone had taken the lead, they all turned their heads to look at their boards. When they saw what they read, they immediately shouted, "Damn it, who the hell is this Li Yundong? He has made me so miserable all night! If I see him, I'll kill him!"
Ruan Hongling laughed so hard that she put her hands on her belly and almost rolled on the ground. Su Chan and the others also laughed themselves into convulsions. Even Zi Yuan couldn't help covering her mouth and giggling.
Li Yundong walked up to the gangsters and kicked the one who had just shouted. He said menacingly with a dark face, "I am Li Yundong! What do you want to do to me, hm?"
The gangsters were shocked. They hadn't been expecting the man they had cursed all night to be right in front of them. They were all stunned for a moment, staring straight at Li Yundong and not saying anything.
Ruan Hongling, wanting to stir up trouble, tried hard to hold back her laughter as she said, "Hey, here is the man you are looking for. If you have a grudge, you'd better take revenge!"
These gangsters were not stupid. They had seen Li Yundong talking to Ruan Hongling before and it was clear to them that they were close friends. Ruan Hongling had bullied them for the whole night, so how dare they make trouble?
The leader of the gangsters said shamelessly, "Bro Li, no, no, Mr. Li! Would you mind telling me where you work?"
The leader of the gangsters just wanted to say something nominal so that he could maintain his prestige in front of his lackeys. However, Ruan Hongling said shamelessly, "Don't you know who he is? Are you blind? Take a good look at his name!"
The leader of the gangsters widened his eyes and looked back at the board with the large character "Li" on it in his hand. He tentatively asked, "Mr. Li, I wonder if your father is Li Gang?"
As soon as he said this, the crowd around him suddenly burst into an uproar. They pointed at Li Yundong and began whispering in a frenzy.
Li Yundong glared at Ruan Hongling angrily and said, "Let's see how you deal with it!"
Ruan Hongling snorted and said indifferently, "Just watch!" Then, she put her hands on her hips and shouted at the crowd, "Can you all hear me clearly? His father is Li Gang. If you are not afraid, stay here. If you are, clear off! Otherwise, you will be smashed to death!"
All of a sudden, the crowd dispersed in all directions, as if they were scattered birds and beasts. Even the gangsters fled with the crowd, leaving Li Yundong and the others standing alone in an instant, like they were a few bare stones on the beach after the ebb of the tide.
Ruan Hongling spread her hands and said proudly, "Look, aren't I capable!"
Li Yundong glared at her and said, "You've really pushed it this time!"
Ruan Hongling glared back without showing any weakness and said, "It's you who left me alone here to manage the shop. It's like a haunted house. Do you want to scare me to death?"
Li Yundong said with an angry leer, "Are you kidding me? You, scared of ghosts? Once the ghosts meet you, they'll be lucky if they're the ones who don't get scared to death!"
Seeing that the two of them were about to begin quarreling again, Zi Yuan prepared to step forward to mediate when suddenly they heard a noise and the pattering of footsteps coming from not far away.
Li Yundong and the others turned their heads only to see a group of people rushing in like a tsunami. One woman amongst them shouted, "Where is he? Where is Li Gang's son?"
Another voice rang out from the crowd, saying, "He's there, over there!"
Li Yundong was stunned and had a headache once more. He said, "Damn it! This is too much, isn't it? How am I supposed to deal with this?"