In the face of Li Yundong's question, Su Chan nodded vigorously and said, "It is true! I confirmed it twice! And last time I heard someone quarreling with her in Cao Yi's room!"
"Who else knows about this?" Li Yundong murmured, frowning for a moment.
Su Chan blinked slowly. "Only me."
A smile flitted across Li Yundong's face and he touched Su Chan's hair with satisfaction. "My little girl knows how to share burdens for me."
Su Chan smiled sweetly and put her arms around Li Yundong as she said, "I feel bad for always messing up things and inconveniencing you, so I want to be able to help you in other aspects!"
Li Yundong smiled appreciatively. "You have done a good job, but don't let others find out."
Su Chan nodded obediently, and then asked curiously, "So, Yundong, what are you going to do?"
He smiled faintly. "I have my own ways. You go back first, don't let other people notice that anything's up."
Su Chan giggled and said, "I know, I know. Though I might give you trouble sometimes, you should know that your little girl is not a fool."
Li Yundong laughed. "Hmmm, indeed, my girl is the smartest!"
Hearing his praise, Su Chan beamed with joy. She walked to the door, turned around to wave, and said with a soft, sweet voice, "Well, I'm off then!"
Li Yundong waved at her while smiling. After the door had closed, the smile on his face faded little by little, his expression turning thoughtful.
Illuminated by the moonlight, Li Yundong's figure was reminiscent of a cold and motionless rock.
At dawn the next day, after everyone at the Fox Zen School had awoken, they were surprised to find that Li Yundong was standing in the living room.
He was standing facing the east balcony, with one hand holding the other and one foot placed on top of the other. The balcony curtains and floor-to-ceiling windows were open, and the morning breeze was blowing through his clothes as the golden morning light fell over him like a tulle, making him look like a shining golden stupa, full of mystery and majesty.
The little foxes of the Fox Zen School gazed at this figure. They all held their breath for a while, looking on in admiration. It was like as long as they were standing behind him, there would be nothing to worry about and they could live peacefully and happily forever.
Zhou Qin and Li Yundong had arranged to start the Zhuji phase today, so they had come to the living room early in the morning. Seeing the little foxes in a daze in the living room, Zhou Qin followed their gazes curiously.
Zhou Qin was immediately stunned. She looked at Li Yundong in amazement and her breathing seemed to stop.
At this time, Li Yundong was no longer as angular and sharp as he had once been when he was cultivating. Instead, he was calm and had become more shrewd than before. In Zhou Qin's opinion, he used to be like a dazzling golden sun which could not be looked at directly, but now he was like a high mountain, so towering that she was forced to look up at him.
"He has progressed so quickly!" Zhou Qin sighed slightly in her heart, and there was even a trace of sweetness and joy within her. She was not like Su Chan, who had endured the most difficult times with Li Yundong, but she had been there to witness the boy's slow transformation from immaturity to maturity.
In her opinion, nothing was more worth it than being able to watch Li Yundong growing and maturing. This kind of joy exceeded even the joy of her own cultivation.
Gradually, more and more people filed into the living room. They were all startled by Li Yundong's different temperament today, and none of them dared to take a breath.
After everyone had arrived, he turned around, nodded slightly, and said in a deep voice, "You must be wondering why I am behaving like this so earlier in the morning?"
Hearing Li Yundong's words, the little foxes couldn't help giggling.
However, Su Chan and Zi Yuan knew what he intended to say, so they didn't laugh. They just held their breath and waited for him to speak again.
Li Yundong nodded to the crowd and motioned for them to sit down. He stood before them and said in a low voice, "Recently our Fox Zen School has experienced a big event. That is, we have finally created our own source of wealth. Disanxian has opened successfully, and now I believe that after the opening ceremony of the first day, no other sects will dare to pinch the neck of Disanxian. That is to say, from now on, our Fox Zen School will no longer have to depend on others when it comes to the provision of food and shelter. We will no longer have to be scared and anxious about the necessities!"
The little foxes were used to Li Yundong's casual and easy-going mannerisms, so it was strange for them to be seeing him so serious and solemn now. They looked at each other and didn't know whether to applaud or not at this time.
Li Yundong ignored them and went on saying, "What's more, in addition to the opening ceremony, there is another big thing worthy of congratulations!"
Li Yundong nodded to Zhou Qin and motioned for her to come to him. "Zhou Qin is about to start her Zhuji phase, and I will impart to her several magical weapons. I hope everyone will bear witness."
As the Leader, Li Yundong had absolute control over the powerful magical weapons in the sect, so none of the Fox Zen School offered any objection.
The little foxes all looked at Zhou Qin eagerly, envy glittering in their eyes. They all thought in their hearts, "She's so lucky! She got a Renyuan Jindan and now she will own a powerful magical weapon given to her by Leader! I envy her so much!"
Li Yundong saw that they were all gazing at him with eager eyes. He smiled slightly, as if he understood what they were thinking, and said, "Don't be jealous. I promise you that in the future, there will be immortal pills and elixirs of life aplenty, and there will be no shortage for you. Moreover, these powerful magical weapons and benefits will certainly come to you as well in time!"
Hearing this, joy immediately appeared on their faces, and they all shouted "Excellent!"
Li Yundong nodded and raised his hand slightly, at which the little foxes immediately fell silent and stopped making a din.
Watching from the side, Zi Yuan sighed in her heart. Since Li Yundong had become the leader of the Fox Zen School, he had won the favor of many foxes. However, the little foxes didn't have the authority to get close to them. Thus, the three senior Shibo were required to discipline them. Now, however, it seemed that Li Yundong was enough to suppress the lawless little foxes.
At this time, Li Yundong said to Zhou Qin seriously, "Zhou Qin, kneel down. I present this powerful magical weapon to you as your master. I hope that you will make good use of it once you reach the Zhuji phase."
Zhou Qin's face was shining with respect. She knelt down solemnly, raised her hands, lowered her head slightly, looked at Li Yundong's shoes, and said, "Master, please entrust me with a treasure!"
Li Yundong took out the cold saw-tooth Diamond Wheel from his colorful brocade pouch and handed it to her. "This is the powerful magical weapon of the Fox Sect School's Ye Yu. Originally, it was called the cold-toothed saw-tooth Diamond Wheel. Now, I'm going to call it Chiyue and pass it on to you. It is my desire that you will cut off all the thorns on the road of Cultivation with it!"
Zhou Qin took it respectfully and put it to one side. Following that, Li Yundong withdrew a fiery red whip from his brocade pouch and rumbled in a deep voice, "Zhou Qin, take this treasure!"
Zhou Qin raised her hands again and said respectfully, "Master, please hand it to me!"
Li Yundong said in a low voice, "This is the powerful magical weapon of Lyu Fengping of Yin Yang Sect based in Mount Wuhua Mount. I don't know its original name, but from today it shall be known as Vulcan's Whip. I hope that it can be carried forward in your hands!"
Zhou Qin received it respectfully and placed the whip beside her.
At this time, Ruan Hongling, who had been watching the scene unfold, suddenly whispered to Zi Yuan, "Sister, it's the first time I've ever seen Li Yundong looking so decent and serious!"
Zi Yuan's gaze was fixed on the man. Without turning her head, she replied with a smile, "Wasn't he unperturbed when he was on Tianlong Mountain?"
Ruan Hongling snorted. "This guy is like some hippie smiling all day long, never behaving properly. All I remember is that he made fun of me. Who still remembers what happened so long ago?"
Watching Li Yundong hand over the powerful magical weapons to Zhou Qin with such solemnity, Zi Yuan's eyes suddenly became a little blurred, as if she wanted to see the scene in front of her and see the distant picture in the depths of her memory. She murmured dreamily, "I remember it..."
Li Yundong's voice suddenly echoed strongly in Zi Yuan's ears, as if from a distant place.
This majestic and grave voice reminded her of her master. As if that gentle figure was swaying in front of her eyes, and as if that mellow and water-like voice was flowing through her ears.
Just as Zi Yuan was in a daze, Ruan Hongling suddenly stretched out her hands and waved them violently in front of her eyes. She muttered in a low voice, "Hey, Sister Zi Yuan, what's wrong with you?"
As if awakening from a dream, she suddenly returned to her senses. The blurry figure from the depths of her memory disappeared, replaced by Li Yundong.
There was a strong sense of bewilderment and confusion in Zi Yuan's eyes, and she couldn't help comparing her master to the boy in front of her.
Her impression of her master was that he was as natural as the clouds and wind. She had never seen him lose his temper. He was always so calm and his eyes seemed to have seen through the world and everything.
And this boy, sometimes he was as hot as fire, and sometimes he was as bold as brass. Regardless, he was always majestic and unpredictable.
Zi Yuan thought to herself and whispered, "These two are completely different people. Why do I always feel like they look so similar?"
Ruan Hongling sighed in her heart when she heard this. She knew that it was because her Shijie admired her master so much that she had such a deep impression of him. No matter what, she was chasing after her master, pursuing his figure and footsteps.
"Sister Zi Yuan used to have an inexplicable affection for Master, but now she has obviously fallen in love with this guy, but she just refuses to admit it. Alas, I don't know when this silly facade will be seen through," Ruan Hongling thought, looking forlorn.
Ruan Hongling knew that once Zi Yuan was immersed in pursuing her master's footsteps again, she would regain her otherworldly fairy-like appearance. It was fine that she looked like this, but what if her Sister Zi Yuan also imitated her master and ignored everything and ascended? What would she do then?
Wouldn't it mean that she would be left all alone?
Ruan Hongling didn't want Zi Yuan to be this. However, she didn't have any good ideas. She said casually, "Sister Zi Yuan, what do you think of this Li Yundong guy as the head of the Fox Zen School? If he established his own sect, it doesn't mean that he won't be able to become a master of his generation!"
At this time, Zi Yuan came to her senses. She sighed softly and said, "With Li Yundong's talent, wit, and opportunities, if he set up his own sect, he would definitely become a master in the future!"
"Master? You really think he's all that?" Ruan Hongling didn't take her seriously, but she didn't argue with her either.
Whilst the two of them whispered, Li Yundong slid out the third powerful magical weapon from his brocade pouch. When everyone saw this weapon, they immediately cried out in surprise, "Liuhe Sword!"
Ruan Hongling opened her mouth wide and whispered, "It can't be. He's even giving her the Liuhe? Isn't he afraid that someone will kill her just to take the weapon?"
Zi Yuan smiled slightly, not saying anything.
At this time, Li Yundong held the Liuhe in both hands and said, "Zhou Qin, you may receive this treasure!"
Zhou Qin raised her hands and said respectfully, "Master, please honor me with this weapon!"
"This is the powerful magical weapon of Yan Fang of the Linggong Sect," Li Yundong said gravely. "I will pass it on to you now. I hope that you will make good use of it in the future!"
Zhou Qin reverently received the Liuhe. At this moment, the eyes of the little foxes of the Fox Zen School had gone so red that they looked like albino rabbits.
It was already pretty impressive for ab ordinary cultivator to possess one powerful magical weapon, and Zhou Qin had actually received three at once! Furthermore, all of them were extremely powerful magical weapons for the purposes of cultivation!
Wasn't it just excessive?
"Is being Li Yundong's disciple really so profitable?"
Li Yundong acted as if he couldn't see the shining eyes of the foxes. When he was about to speak again after having handed everything over, he suddenly heard the doorbell ring. Li Yunyang looked up, and Su Chan said smartly, "I'll go and have a look." Then, she trotted over to the door, pulled the handle and took a look. She turned to Li Yundong and shouted, "Yundong, it's a woman. She says she's looking for you!"
Li Yundong was stunned for a moment and thought, "A woman? Who? Who knows I am here?