Li Yundong saw that Yue Sheng was eager to try his luck, ignoring the safety of the others, and seemed bent on settling a score. He immediately shouted in a low voice, "Zhenren Yue, do you really want to watch this elevator drop and crush its passengers to death?"
Yue Sheng narrowed his eyes. After a while, the fighting spirit in his eyes gradually dissipated, and one of the Heavenly Eyes between his eyebrows slowly closed.
Staring at Li Yundong, Yue Sheng said in a deep voice, "Zhenren Li, I hadn't been expecting you to cultivate both Buddhism and Taoism. Are you a descendant of the Wuliu Sect?"
Li Yundong looked around. "Do you think this is the time or place to talk about such things?" he said, anger seeping into his tone.
Yue Sheng also took a look at the elevator and saw the four arms of Li Yundong's Yang Spirit clutching the cement wall of the elevator shaft tightly. His fingers, like iron hooks, kept peeling the cement from the wall and jagged pieces were falling down onto the top of the elevator, making numerous clanging sounds.
The harsh sound echoed through the elevator shaft, making the white-collar workers in the elevator unable to stop themselves from screaming in horror once again.
Yue Sheng snorted. "Fine. We'll decide the winner another day!"
Li Yundong also nodded and said, "Agreed!"
The two men looked at each other, finally at ease. They had now decided to save people together.
The two Yang Spirit Masters worked together to stabilize the falling elevator. While Li Yundong controlled his Yang Spirit, he also moved his body over to the elevator door. He forcibly opened the iron door of the elevator with both hands, then turned back and shouted, "Get out quickly."
At this time, the elevator had been stopped halfway up the ninth floor. Outside the doors were two white-collar workers waiting for the elevator to come, talking and laughing. When the elevator doors opened and they were about to absentmindedly enter, they suddenly noticed that they could see only half of the elevator!
Then they saw someone from this half of the elevator crawling out of the half-door sized gap desperately. The people inside were just like the ghosts being released from hell, crying for help. Some people collapsed to the ground as soon as they got out of the elevator, tears in their eyes, all in a state of shock.
The two men were stunned. They had no idea what was happening, but they began subconsciously pulling their colleagues out of the elevator with their hands.
Some of the workers in the elevator had willpower that was nothing to sneeze at. After escaping from the elevator, they remembered that there were still two people stuck inside. They turned their heads and saw that Li Yundong was pushing people out one by one, seemingly with no regard for how he would escape.
They all secretly admired this calm and composed man, who was even sacrificing himself to save others!
But when Li Yundong pushed out the last worker, the people outside the elevator all extended their hands to Li Yundong and Yue Sheng and shouted anxiously, "Come out quickly, we'll help you!"
Li Yundong felt apologetic when he saw their frightened and worried expressions. He smiled and turned his head to Yue Sheng. Their gazes met as if they understood each other's lines of thought. "What kind of joke is this to make cultivators like them crawl out of such a dog hole? If other cultivators knew, wouldn't it be a huge joke?"
Li Yundong and Yue Sheng nodded at the same time and withdrew their Yang Spirits, which were pulling on the elevator, at the same time.
As soon as the elevator lost its support, it began crashing down like a meteorite. The people who had been rescued cried in horror at the same time, every one of them completely stunned.
The people who were waiting for the elevator on the first floor did not know what had been happening upstairs until the elevator crashed to the ground with a thunderous smashing sound. Endless clouds of dust burst out from the cracks in the elevator shaft. They were shocked and stared at the elevator that had fallen down in a daze.
All of a sudden, everyone in the hall gathered together and whispered into each other’s ears, "What's going on?"
"It seems that the elevator has fallen somehow!"
"How horrible. I wonder if there's anyone inside."
"There's someone! I saw someone go in just now!"
"Gosh, call the police, call an ambulance!"
While they were all in disarray, the door outside the elevator suddenly opened, and two men emerged from the smoke.
The crowd took a closer look and saw that the two men, one tall and the other short. Neither looked like they were hurt, their faces were calm and relaxed, as if they had not just stepped out of a falling elevator but rather were stepping out of a luxurious car to attend a banquet.
At this time, Wei Qing, who was on duty at the front desk, also hurried over, looking at Li Yundong and Yue Sheng with astonishment. "Zhenren Li, Shidee, what happened?"
Li Yundong dusted off his clothes and glanced at the people around him, then smiled at Wei Qing and said, "The elevator broke down."
The people all around heard their words. When they heard Li Yundong say this, they all said uproariously, "Sure enough, the elevator is broken. Fortunately, no one died!"
"Yeah, these two are really lucky. They're not hurt at all! Unbelievable."
Wei Qing glanced at Li Yundong and Yue Sheng suspiciously, then lowered her voice and asked tentatively, "You two... Were you guys fighting?"
Li Yundong looked at her helplessly. "You are right. Zhenren Yue wanted to compete with me, but the place was a little inappropriate."
Wei Qing was obviously the kind of madwoman that desired to see the world plunged into chaos. Not only was she not worried about the reputation damaged brought about by the broken elevator, but she pulled Li Yundong's sleeve excitedly and asked in a low voice, "Who won? Tell me quickly, who won?"
Li Yundong smiled bitterly and said, "Can't you just ask your Shidee?"
Wei Qing glanced at Yue Sheng and chuckled, "My Shidee was born strong. Even if he lost, he'd never admit it."
Li Yundong also glanced at Yue Sheng and happened to see Yue Sheng looking right back at him. Yue Sheng was a short but arrogant young man. He huffed rebelliously, snorted and turned his head away.
Li Yundong shook his head and smiled bitterly. "We two have made a draw, and the winner hasn't been decided yet," he said.
A trace of disappointment flashed in Wei Qing's eyes, "Ah? A draw?"
At this moment, Yue Sheng suddenly said in a cold voice, "We will decide the winner at the Taoist assembly!"
Facing the aggressive Yue Sheng, Li Yundong wouldn't allow himself to be provoked. He smiled and nodded as he said agreeably, "Of course! But before that, may I ask you to take me to see Mr. Du Fei?"
Yue Sheng snorted, put his hands behind him, turned around and walked away, looking at the people around him like they were nothing. Seeing that Yue Sheng was going into another elevator, Li Yundong quickly said, "Don't take the elevator anymore, go up the stairs!"
Yue Sheng stopped in his tracks upon reaching the elevator doors, then turned around and walked toward the stairwell.
Wei Qing watched from behind and couldn't help muttering in a low voice, "It's amazing. Except for Master, my Shideee has never listened to anyone, but he is actually listening to Zhenren Li? It seems that Li Yundong shocked him a lot when they were fighting just now, otherwise it would never have been possible to get him to take the stairs!"
Seeing the two men turn around and enter the stairwell, she couldn't help but chase after them and shout, "Hey, you two, don't go breaking the stairs this time!"
Li Yundong smiled bitterly when he heard that. "Am I really like a guy from the demolition department?"
As they ascended, they heard the sound of footsteps coming from upstairs, as if someone was rushing down anxiously.
When they were about to reach the third floor, the surrounding people who saw them were immediately stunned.
Li Yundong looked over to see the people who had escaped from the elevator rushing down anxiously, as if to see what had happened at the bottom.
These white-collar workers were still in shock when suddenly, they saw Li Yundong and Yue Sheng unscathed, walking up the staircase if nothing had happened. They were all flabbergasted.
They looked at Yue Sheng and Li Yundong, dumbfounded, and their minds were frozen for a while, as if they couldn't understand how the two men had fallen from the ninth floor and emerged unhurt.
Yue Sheng put on an arrogant air and didn't even look at them. He continued to walk forward with his hands clasped behind his back. As he passed them, he regarded them as nothing but a pile of firewood.
But Li Yundong smiled and nodded to them, asking in a gentle voice, "Are you all right?"
These workers had once been famous in their workplace, and they looked at Li Yundong with dull expressions, shaking their heads mechanically like clay puppets.
Li Yundong smiled and said, "Climb stairs instead of in the future. It's safer."
The workers again nodded in a daze, then watched Li Yundong continuing to climb upstairs unhurriedly with a serene smile on his face.
Once Li Yundong had walked away, they seemed to regain their senses, all breathing a sigh of relief. Their bodies leaned against the wall, but their heads were all lifted. Their eyes remained on Li Yundong, who kept climbing higher and higher.
After a long time, one of them sighed and said, "Ah, I have seen countless men, but I have never seen one like that..."
As soon as she finished speaking, someone also sighed like they were star-struck. "Yes, he was so charming and handsome! I wonder if he has a girlfriend..."
The others immediately teased, "Dream on! How could a handsome, gentle, brave man like that not have a girlfriend? Are all the women in the world blind?"
After saying that, the white-collar workers all sighed sadly. They were all worried and beginning to pity themselves.
But none of them knew that this disaster that had almost taken their lives had been partially caused by the exact man they were swooning over.
Li Yundong followed Yue Sheng all the way to the 19th floor. Yue Sheng pointed to a room at the end of the corridor and said in a deep voice, "Shixiong is in that office. Go and find him by yourself."
After that, he turned and left. When he got to the stairwell, he stopped again, turned his face, and said to Zhenren Li in a deep voice, "Zhenren Li, I'll see you again at the Taoist assembly!"
Li Yundong smiled and cupped his hand at him, then watched him disappear. He shook his head helplessly and thought, "Now I'm really infamous. Wherever I go, there are guys who want to beat me!''
Li Yundong quickly threw these trivial thoughts behind him. He knocked on Du Fei's door and heard a familiar voice ring out inside. "Come in!" Du Fei cried.
Li Yundong opened the door and went in. "Zhenren Du, it sure ain't easy to see you!"
Du Fei was busy, practically lying across his desk. He heard Li Yundong's voice and suddenly raised his head, looking shocked, "Zhenren Li? Why are you here?"
Li Yundong laughed and said, "Why can't I come? You're like the King of Hell with all of your troublesome minions! Your Shidee is too difficult to deal with!"
Du Fei was wearing a brand-name suit and looking like a successful businessman, and there was no trace of a Xiuzhen's aura on him at all. He chuckled, stood up and enthusiastically greeted Li Yundong, "Please sit down!"
Du Fei pressed a button on the table. After a while, a young and beautiful woman strode in. Du Fei smiled at her and ordered, "Su Huan, pour tea for our esteemed guest quickly!"
Obviously, this woman had never seen Du Fei greet such a young person so warmly and politely before!
She looked curiously at Li Yundong, then responded quietly and left.
After Li Yundong watched her leave, he smiled, waved his hand, and said, "Mr. Du, you don't need to be so polite. I still have something urgent to deal with, and I have to rush elsewhere. I came here to ask you for help. "
Du Fei chuckled, but the smile on his face remained unchanged. He laughed and said, "If you need anything, just tell me and I will definitely help you do it!"
"Well, I'll get straight to the point then. I want to exchange the burning thumb pot with you!" Li Yundong smiled and said.
When Du Fei heard this, his entire body froze. He was stunned, the smile on his face fading little by little as his brows furrowed.
Li Yundong's heart thumped, and he asked tentatively, "What's wrong, Zhenren Du? Is there a problem?"
Du Fei sighed and smiled bitterly. "Zhenren Li, this burning thumb pot was borrowed just a day ago!"