Xiao Yuan had changed his mind so suddenly that he himself couldn’t react. When he regained his senses, he had already summoned Li Yanzhi and told the other party that he didn’t need to go. He would go to Xuanle Sect in person and join Gu Louyin. As for how Xiao Du and Mu Yingyang would react after learning this, he didn’t bother to care.
Xiao Yuan resigned himself as not being impulsive; this was the first time in his memory and he didn’t expect it would happen because of Gu Louyin’s words.
The souls of Shen Fugui and Cai Xunnian were controlled by the soul-attracting lamp and didn’t have their own consciousness. At night, Xiao Yuan offered to take turns guarding the souls. Gu Louyin agreed and asked Xiao Yuan to go to sleep first. As a result, Xiao Yuan slept until dawn. He was lying drowsily in bed when Gu Louyin called him.
Xiao Yuan wrapped himself in the quilt and yawned: “I don’t want to get up.”
Gu Louyin sat on the side of the bed and said, “Okay, then don’t.”
Xiao Yuan closed his eyes. Still feeling Gu Louyin’s gaze on his face, it made him lose the intent to sleep. He sat up and asked, “Aren’t you sleepy?”
Gu Louyin stayed up all night without a trace of fatigue on his face. “It’s okay.”
Xiao Yuan said lazily: “Do you want to come up and sleep for a while?”
Gu Louyin was startled. There was a smile at the corner of Xiao Yuan’s mouth, but he couldn’t tell if he was serious or joking. Gu Louyin didn’t know how to answer when his collar was suddenly caught by Xiao Yuan.
Xiao Yuan dragged Gu Louyin onto the bed, turned over and sat on Gu Louyin.
From this position, Gu Louyin could see Xiao Yuan’s loose clothes, delicate chin and slightly messy black hair. There was a quilt on his back and the corners of his eyes were reddish from the recent sleep.
Gu Louyin adam’s apple rolled silently and he put his hands on Xiao Yuan’s waist.
Xiao Yuan smiled at him and said, “I’m up, so you can rest for a while.”
Gu Louyin looked at him without speaking.
Xiao Yuan got out of the quilt and was about to get out of bed when he was pulled back by the hands on his waist. Gu Louyin’s slightly hoarse voice sounded in his ear: “Together.”
“…” Xiao Yuan felt the situation was over his head.
Somehow they exchanged positions and now it was Gu Louyin on the top and Xiao Yuan under him.
The two of them laid in the same bed early in the morning, pretending that they were sleeping but in fact they didn’t want to sleep at all. Xiao Yuan watched Gu Louyin lower his head and lean towards him. He hurriedly put his hand against the other party’s chest and said without turning his face: “No, no, I haven’t rinsed my mouth yet. You… change places?”
Gu Louyin smiled very lightly, “En.”
When leaving the inn, the hickey marks on Xiao Yuan’s neck became brighter.
After wasting the morning, the two accelerated their speed and arrived at the boundary of Xuanle Sect, Jincheng, in the evening. They did not go directly to Xuanle Sect but first wrote a letter and handed it over to the agent of Xingtian sect at Xuanle Sect, ordering him to find a way to hand the letter to Shen Fugui in secret. Next, they just had to wait.
Xuanle Sect was the leader of music cultivation in the world. Jincheng was the place where many music cultivators gathered. The people in the city also had a very good sense of music and even the shouts of street vendors were sung like songs.
Xiao Yuan and Gu Louyin found a restaurant, asked for a private room, sat by the window and sipped tea while listening to the pipa music that was as crisp as jade beads.
“Speaking of which, this is the first time I’m coming to Xuanle Sect’s territory.” Xiao Yuan waved his jade fan and looked at the pedestrians with interest, “It is indeed a city of elegance.”
Gu Louyin: “En.”
Xiao Yuan glanced at ‘Shen Fugui’ sitting beside him, wearing a hood, and said, “I hope we will see Shen Fugui today.”
“As long as he sees the letter, he will definitely come.” Gu Louyin seemed to have something on his mind and was absent-minded.
Xiao Yuan folded the jade fan and asked, “What’s the matter?”
Gu Louyin took a sip of tea, “I’m thinking about things.”
Xiao Yuan thought he was thinking about Xuanle Sect, so he picked up the tea cup and asked, “What things?”
Gu Louyin paused and said, “Things in the morning.”
Xiao Yuan almost sprayed a mouthful of tea on ‘Shen Fugui’s’ face. It was still daylight, how could Gu Louyin say this so calmly?! No, he couldn’t lose, and it was too humiliating to lose to Gu Louyin in terms of taking liberties with people.
Xiao Yuan showed a spring-like smile and said, “Just a kiss in bed and you keep thinking about it for so long. If we do something else in the future, what will you do? Think about it all the time?”
Gu Louyin’s body stiffened and he almost knocked over the teapot.
Xiao Yuan said leisurely: “Who would have thought that Master Gu who seems to be clean, refined and unstained with mortal desires, has romantic affairs on his mind.”
Gu Louyin: “…stop talking.”
“I’m going to talk. If you can think about it, why can’t I speak about it?”
Gu Louyin: “…”
At this moment, there was a knock on the door, and the voice of the waiter came: “Two immortals, there is a young man who wants to see you.”
Xiao Yuan and Gu Louyin glanced at each other and said, “Invite him in.”
After the door opened, a bright yellow figure rushed in: “Louyin!”
It was Shen Fugui himself. His face was bloodless, his footsteps were unsure and his eyes were confused. These were the early symptoms of soul loss. But he was still very excited when he saw Gu Louyin and his joy was mixed with a bit of complaining: “Why did you come here? Do you know how long shimei and I have been looking for you!”
Gu Louyin said, “Sorry.”
Seeing the white-clothed beauty next to Gu Louyin, Shen Fugui let out a ”yo”, and asked, “Is this the real Xiao Yuan?”
Xiao Yuan smiled and said, “Exactly.”
Shen Fugui glanced at Xiao Yuan a few more times and said, “Do you know that Xuanle Sect received a kill order from Yunjian Pavilion a few days ago and the target is the two of you.”
Xiao Yuan raised his eyebrows and asked, “Then, Young Sect Master Shen, would you like to inform Yunjian Pavilion?”
Shen Fugui said angrily: “Who do you think I am? Don’t think that if you look good, you can slander people!”
“Young Sect Master Shen, don’t get excited,” Xiao Yuan said, “If we didn’t trust you, we wouldn’t come to Xuanle Sect to find you – why didn’t Miss Cai come?”
Shen Fugui’s expression darkened, “Recently, the disease of soul loss is rampant in the cultivation world like a plague, and my shimei and I unfortunately caught it. Shimei’s situation is more serious. I am better than her, but not much better. Originally, my jiejie didn’t let me out, so I slipped out quietly. Louyin, if there is anything I can do to help you, hurry up and say it, I can’t stay for too long.”
Xiao Yuan said with a smile: “Is Young Sect Master Shen blind? Don’t you see that there are two more people here?”
Shen Fugui naturally saw it. He thought that these two people were Xiao Yuan’s subordinates, so he didn’t care much. Now that Xiao Yuan said this, he took a closer look, and the more he looked at them, the more familiar they seemed.
Gu Louyin used the sword sheath to raise the hoods of the two souls. Shen Fugui saw their faces and gasped: “That…”
Xiao Yuan said, “Congratulations to Young Sect Master Shen for his recovery from soul loss.”
Xiao Yuan explained the Pangu Mountain incident to Shen Fugui briefly. Shen Fugui was so frightened that he trembled and said, “You mean, Yunjian Pavilion has collected a whole city of souls? The souls from every sect?”
“Yes, we only took the souls of you and Miss Cai, and the souls of others were placed in a safe place.”
Shen Fugui murmured, “What on earth does Pavilion Master Gu want to do? Isn’t Yunjian Pavilion already the best in the world?”
Xiao Yuan said indifferently: “Maybe they think you are not kneeling well enough.”
Shen Fugui gritted his teeth, “You follow me back to Xuanle Sect and I will take you to see my jiejie.”
Xiao Yuan said, “What if your jiejie doesn’t believe us but chooses to follow Yunjian Pavilion’s kill order?”
Shen Fugui shook his head: “No, my jiejie is not the kind of person who doesn’t distinguish between right and wrong.”
One could say Shen Fugui was too naive. For the Sect Master, right and wrong were secondary and the most important thing was the interests of the sect. Xiao Yuan said to Shen Fugui: “Why don’t you go back and test your sister’s mind first. If she wants to see us, it won’t be too late for us to go to Xuanle Sect.”
Shen Fugui felt that there was no need to do these unnecessary things, but since it was safer this way, he agreed. “Okay, I’ll go back now, and you wait for my news.”
Shen Fugui destroyed the body of his earth soul without mercy and after the soul returned to its place, he took the soul of his shimei and said goodbye. Before leaving, he specifically reminded: “There are many people from Yunjian Pavilion in Xuanle Sect and Jincheng. Be careful not to reveal your identities.”
Xiao Yuan had a flash of inspiration and said thoughtfully, “Got it.”
Shen Fugui didn’t let them wait for too long. He came over late that night and said that Master Shen was willing to meet them.
Shen Fugui took the two of them to a hidden passage and explained: “My jiejie said that it is not convenient for her to meet you in Xuanle Sect, so let me take you to a place where you will not be discovered and can talk about everything in detail.”
Xiao Yuan smiled and said, “I understand.” If he and Gu Louyin appeared in Xuanle Sect in a dignified manner, there would be no way back for Xuanle Sect in front of Yunjian Pavilion. Of course, Master Shen would not be so stupid.
Gu Louyin asked, “Do you know when your soul was taken by the ancient mirror?”
Shen Fugui shook his head, “I don’t know. But my shimei and I have been in Yunjian Pavilion for so long, they must have had a chance if they wanted.”
Shen Fugui took the two of them to a flower house, “Here we are.”
People walked in and out the doors of the flower house; the lights were bright inside and the sound of music was incessant. Gu Louyin frowned slightly. Xiao Yuan said, “Is it an entertainment establishment?”
Shen Fugui hurriedly said, “Don’t think in the wrong direction, this is a place to recite poems and listen to songs.”
“Reciting poems and listening to music is also a kind of entertainment.”
“How can it be the same…”
As soon as the three of them entered the door, a handsome young man greeted them. Shen Fugui said, “Don’t worry about us.”
When the young man heard the words, he retreated wisely. The two followed Shen Fugui through the lobby and came to a quiet backyard. Shen Fugui knocked on one of the doors and said, “Jiejie, I brought them.”
What responded to him was an ethereal sound of a se(standing harp). Shen Fugui said, “Jiejie welcomes you.”