Chapter 40 : Princess’s Arrival (2)
Leng Shi Zhi was anxious to put all of his most powerful treasures on his body, afraid that someone wouldn’t know that he was the first genius of the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect, as well as one that possessed numerous treasures.
In fact, Leng Shi Zhi wasn’t the only one to dress up today, all of the male disciples were adorning beautiful clothings as well. Their treasures were in plain sight on their bodies, afraid that people wouldn’t know that they didn’t have so many treasures.
Li Qi Ye saw this scene and could only shake his head. He told Protector Mo who was standing near by:
-These people seemed to be attending the circus, not Li Shuang Yan’s greeting party!
Nan Huai Ren didn’t have the qualification to stand next to the upper echelons during the greeting party, only Protector Mo was next to Li Qi Ye. Hearing those words, Protector Mo could only let out a small hollow smile.
-Be more formal!
At this time, Leng Shi Zhi who was standing in front turned back and coldly said:
-Princess Li is the descendant of the imperial family, the most distinguished guest of the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect. We must greet her in the most dignified manner, in order to avoid disgrace and shame to our sect!
Finished speaking, he looked at Li Qi Ye with disdain.
At this point, Li Qi Ye alone, was wearing a cotton garment, unadorned by any treasures and looked exactly like a mortal. At first, Leng Shi Zhi was assigned to be standing side by side with Li Qi Ye, but Leng Shi Zhi believed that he was above the piece of waste, so he took the initiative to stand in front.
-Her royal highness’ presence is definitely an honor to all of us.
Among the male disciples waiting, one excitedly exclaimed.
Leng Shi Zhi was dismissive of these disciples, their talents were so average, how could they win Princess Li’s favor. It was simply a toad wanting to eat a swan’s meat! Hmmph, as for the idiotic Li Qi Ye, he wasn’t even a toad; he was not even qualified to have such a thought.
WIth this thought, Leng Shi Zhi had an even greater disdain for Li Qi Ye. Although the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect and the Nine Saint Demon Gate had an ancient marriage pact, only the Prime Disciple like Li Qi Ye would have the right to marry Li Shuang Yan. However, Leng Shi Zhi didn’t care for this ancient convention; Li Qi Ye was not qualified to marry Li Shuang Yan in his eyes, and surely Li Shuang Yan would hate a piece of trash like Li Qi Ye.
In Leng Shi Zhi’s opinion, as long as he had the opportunity to be close to Li Shuang Yan, he could please her enough to win her favor. He was extremely confident in himself, he was the first genius of the sect after all!
Li Shuang Yan had yet to come. At the ancient gateway, some of the younger generation couldn’t help but quietly whisper amongst each other. A disciple asked:
-This time the princess is coming to our Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect, what is her purpose?
-I heard that the Prime Disciple and the successor of the Nine Saint Demon Gate were determined to be married.
An older disciple knew a little about it, and thoughtfully said.
After hearing this answer, one disciple glanced at Li Qi Ye and contemptuously said.
One disciple said with disdain:
-Him? Hmmph, in my opinion, the princess came to dissolve this marriage. Her royal highness would be dismissive of an idiot with a Mortal Physique, Mortal Life Wheel, and Mortal Fate Palace.
-Whatever reason it might be for the princess’ arrival, this is a good chance for us to be close to her royal highness.
A disciple excitedly said.
The only person without any interest in these little arguments was Li Qi Ye. It was fine to occasionally act in a play, but if this took any longer, he would lose his interest!
At this time, an “Ooomph” resonated from the Dao gateway, it blindingly illuminated the eyes. The brilliant crystal door was opened, and the dimension between the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect and the Nine Saint Demon Gate was finally connected. A group of people stepped out from the gateway, and the first person was the successor, Li Shuang Yan of the Nine Saint Demon Gate.
In addition to her, there were a few familiar faces to Li Qi Ye, such as Grand Protector Yu He and a few exceptional disciples of the Nine Saint Demon Gate.
Li Shuang Yan, still dressed in white, her masterpiece of an alluring face was still cold as snow; arrogant like a goddess sitting on her throne, causing even the moon and sun to blush in her presence.
As for the male disciples, especially the ones that were seeing Li Shuang Yan for the first time, they were stunned by her beautiful face and figure and couldn’t recover for a long time. Even the female disciples found that the appearance of Li Shuang Yan totally eclipsed their own, and subconsciously felt ugly in comparison.
The person who claimed to be the first genius of the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect, Leng Shi Zhi, couldn’t keep himself from staring at Li Shuang Yan’s features; he lost his thoughts for a long time, unable to recover.
The Six Elders were surprised because they thought it would just be Li Shuang Yan, but Grand Protector Yu He came as well.
One had to know that Yu He was a powerful figure even within the Royal Nobles of the Nine Saint Demon Gate. Even the Elders of the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect didn’t have the qualification to meet Yu He; but this time, he personally came along, and this made the sect feel quite proud.
The Six Elders quickly recovered, and brought the Protectors forward to greet him.
-Princess Li and Protector Yu’s arrival brings our sect great honor. If our small faction’s hospitality has any mistakes, I hope for the princess and grand protector to forgive.
The First Elder led the pack and greeted them.
Seeing this, Li Qi Ye sighed. The Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect had really declined. The great Six Elders of the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect of Immortal Emperor lineage had to act in such a servile manner, these people were helpless.
Way back then, when Min Ren and him were still controlling the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect, they never had to bow down to anyone. He sent the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect to sweep the whole Nine Worlds.
Virtuous Paragon? Ancient God? Who dared to stop the rise of the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect, kill without mercy! Heavenly Demon, Blood Race, and even the High Elf blessed by the heavens had to come worship the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect. Between the nine heavens and ten earths, in the middle of this world, who had the qualification to make the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect subservient?
-Elder Gu and everyone are too kind!
Li Shuang Yan lightly nodded her head and Grand Protector Yu He stepped forward to return the greeting.
At this time, Li Shuang Yan’s bright eyes fell upon Li Qi Ye. Even though they showed no emotions and were as cold as ice, their attractiveness were still apparent. Li Qi Ye, however, was still casually standing, calm and comfortable as if there was nothing important enough to warrant his attention.
Seeing Li Shuang Yan walking away, Yu He and the other disciples from the Nine Saint Demon Gate quickly followed.
Numerous disciples held their breaths, their minds were frozen from staring at the beautiful girl ahead. The First Elder was relieved to see this scene. No matter what, Li Qi Ye had successfully passed the trial of the Nine Saint Demon Gate. Li Shuang Yan going towards his direction was a good start.
Leng Shi Zhi was trying to regain his composure and he saw Li Shuang Yan coming closer. He was ecstatic. Of course, Li Shuang Yan had noticed him – the first genius of the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect. So he arched his back and exposed a confident smile to greet Li Shuang Yan.
Seeing this, many male disciples were jealous and envious, but they had to admit that Leng Shi Zhi as the first genius of the sect and was the one who was the most entitled to Li Shuang Yan’s blue eyes.
(TL: To get into someone’s blue eyes is to get their respect or acceptance)
However, Li Shuang Yan didn’t bother to look towards his direction. She went straight towards Li Qi Ye, making Leng Shi Zhi’s expression freeze.
(TL: Gongzi is close to Mr. but mostly meant for younger men. A suffix meant for respect)
Li Shuang Yan greeted in front of Li Qi Ye. The two of them, one masterpiece of alluring beauty, and the other was just an ordinary boy; them standing together created a scene that was like the difference between the heavens and earth.
Li Qi Ye just casually nodded, despite Li Shuang Yan’s peerless beauty. He was not moved by her honoring gesture, he leisurely smiled and said:
-It is best to figure it out completely!
Of course, these abrupt words could only be understood by a few people here.
-It is my honor to see gongzi again.
Yu He also stepped forward and clapped his hands:
-Our majesty has a message for you. He hopes that when you have some leisure time that you would visit our sect as a guest, his majesty will personally greet you.
-If the Demon Emperor said so, then I won’t be so reserved.
Li Qi Ye smiled and then continued:
-Coming to my Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect as a guest, you don’t need to be so restrained; if there are any inconveniences, just let Protector Mo or Nan Huai Ren know.
-Gongzi’s words, Yu He understand!
Yu He nodded, and greeted Protector Mo and Nan Huai Ren.
This small action caused a shiver in the master and disciple pairing, because the words from Li Qi Ye before had changed a lot of things.
Although they were on the side of Li Qi Ye, they have not been given any real benefits. However, with Li Qi Ye words just now, their status had been elevated greatly.
Even the greeting party led by the Elders were using a subservient status to greet a Royal Noble like Yu He. However, with Li Qi Ye’s words, it meant that he placed them in the same position as Yu He, and they could directly communicate with Grand Protector Yu He of the Nine Saint Demon Gate. Protector Mo and Nan Huai Ren felt like the decision of joining Li Qi Ye was their wisest choice; their destiny would be changed in a way that others couldn’t ever imagine.