2722 The Fourth Prince of the Soaring Dragon Celestial Kingdom, Long Xiang Yun!The pageboy seemed accustomed to receiving such a request. Duan Ling Tian soon came to realize the Fleeting Time Inn must have received a lot of similar requests from their guests. After all, if one had to reside here to avoid the pursuit of one’s enemies, one would not be able to recklessly leave the inn. The guests would inevitably need to purchase things like Celestial Pills, ingredients to refine pills or forge weapons, Memory Celestial Talismans, and so on.
“All right.” Duan Ling Tian took the strip of red cloth as the pageboy continued to lead them to their room.
The Fleeing Time Inn was truly big. Not only did it have 999 guest rooms, but each room had three rooms and their personal courtyards. Two rooms faced the rear while one was located near the courtyard entrance.
“Welcome, dear guests.” A pleasantly sweet voice greeted them as soon as they stepped foot into the courtyard.
A servant girl dressed in servant clothes stood at the side of the main entrance and greeted them. She had delicate features, and her appearance could be considered above average. Even then, it was still a far cry from the beauty of his two wives and Huan’er.
“Dear guests, each guest room comes with a servant… It’s her responsibility to take care of your daily meals and comfort. Apart from that, sex is allowed, that is, by the consent of the servant,” the pageboy routinely said.
His words embarrassed Duan Ling Tian.
At the same time, the servant girl peeked at Duan Ling Tian. Her cheeks flushed red when she caught a glimpse of his handsome face.
The pageboy looked at Duan Ling Tian meaningfully and said, “Dear guest, the servants here are… all virgins.”
“You say the servant has to give consent. What if she refuses?” Duan Ling Tian asked curiously.
“If she refuses, you cannot force her… Otherwise, it’d be seen as provoking the Fleeting Time Inn, and one will be severely punished,” the pageboy replied.
Duan Ling Tian looked at the pageboy suspiciously, “Why didn’t you say so earlier? Are you trying to set me up?”
“Dear guest, it’s not that I deliberately didn’t remind you. I just didn’t think it’s necessary. The servants are lucky if they get to spend a night with you. Moreover, I don’t think any of the servants will refuse you,” the pageboy said in an attempt to flatter Duan Ling Tian. Then, he turned to look at the maiden before he added, “If you don’t believe me… Ask her.”
Duan Ling Tian instinctively turned to look at the servant girl.
The servant girl felt butterflies fluttering in her stomach when Duan Ling Tian looked at her. “Dear guest, if you want me to spend the night with you… I-I’m willing…” Her voice turned soft when she reached the end of her sentence.
Duan Ling Tian coughed in embarrassment when he heard the servant girl’s reply. He hastily turned to the pageboy and said, “Xiao Liu, if there’s nothing else, you can take your leave.”
“Yes, sir.” The pageboy thought Duan Ling Tian was impatient to get things started so he looked at Duan Ling Tian meaningfully before he left.
“What is your name?” Duan Ling Tian asked the servant girl.
“Dear guest, m-my name is Cheng’er,” the servant girl replied shyly.
“Cheng’er, there’s no need to feel awkward… I won’t be asking you to spend the night with me. Just do your duty and don’t interrupt our cultivation…” Duan Ling Tian bluntly said.
Upon hearing Duan Ling Tian’s words, the servant girl knew she had been daydreaming and was a fool for love. She could not help but feel disheartened.
At this moment, a melodious voice rang in the air, catching the servant girl’s attention. The voice was so charming and sounded like music to one’s ears that it could even catch the attention of women. “Brother Ling Tian… Xiao Liu said you can have sex. What is sex? And, he said this elder sister is a virgin, what’s a virgin?”
Cheng’er lamented inwardly, ‘So, he has a partner…’ It seemed like the guest she had a crush on already had a partner by his side. Although Huan’er’s appearance was hidden by the veil and hat, she could tell Huan’er was much more beautiful than her.
Duan Ling Tian said, “Huan’er, you’re still too young to know about this… You’ll learn about it when you’re older…”
“Brother Ling Tian, I’m already 13 years old. I’m not too young!” Huan’er said, clearly displeased.
“13 years old?!”
Duan Ling Tian and the servant girl were thoroughly shocked.
The servant girl looked at the white-clad lady’s voluptuous figure that put hers to shame. How could a 13-year-old possess this type of figure?
When Duan Ling Tian finally regained his senses, he looked at Huan’er in bewilderment as he asked, “13 years old? Huan’er, you’re only 13 years old?”
“Yes.” Huan’er nodded innocently.
“Th-th-the people from your clan, they mature so early?” Duan Ling Tian smiled bitterly. Then, he remembered Huan’er was not an ordinary human. She was half human and half Phantom Fox. In Devata Realms, Phantom Foxes were Celestial Beasts with sentience.
“Huan’er, let’s go in.” Since it was inconvenient to continue the conversation in the presence of an outsider, both of them entered the room, and he quickly closed the door.
Seeing this, Cheng’er completely gave up her hopes on Duan Ling Tian.
Meanwhile, Zhou Shu Dong, the fourth miss of the Zhou clan, returned to the clan.
The incident today had spread like a wildfire in the capital. It did not take long for everyone to find out that the fourth miss of the Zhou clan had propositioned a young man to be her boy toy but was ruthlessly rejected. Moreover, after killing her subordinate, the young man remained alive and well.
Zhou Shu Dong muttered to herself in anger, “Who the heck is he?! He said he spared me because of the Zhou clan. This means he has a certain measure of fear of the Zhou clan. No! I won’t let this matter slide. I’ve been greatly humiliated today!”
She had only returned to the Zhou clan’s estate for a short moment before she hastily made her way to the Imperial Palace. Although the Zhou clan’s estate occupied a vast land, it could not compare to the Imperial Palace of the Soaring Dragon Celestial Kingdom. The palace occupied nearly half the eastern area of the capital. It was surrounded by a river, separating it from the masses.
When she arrived at the entrance of the palace, a group of guards recognized her and greeted her respectfully. “Greeting, Miss Zhou!”
She was impatient to enter the palace so she paid no mind to the guards, making her way into the palace.
Alas, she was stopped by the guards. “Miss Zhou, although we know you, you still need to show us your entry token. Rules are rules after all.” The head of the guards bowed in respect.
“Here you go.” Zhou Shu Dong took out a silver token from her Spatial Ring and showed it to the guards, clearly annoyed by the request.
After inspecting the authenticity of her entry token, the guards stepped aside and allowed her entry into the Imperial Palace.
After Zhou Shu Dong left, the guards discussed among themselves.
“I’ve been guarding the entrance of the Imperial Palace for so long, this is my first time seeing Miss Zhou in such a hurry. It seems like she’s in trouble?”
“Isn’t it obvious? If it’s not important, how could she have forgotten to show us her entry token?”
After entering the Imperial Palace, Zhou Shu Dong went to look for her elder cousin brother with whom she had the closest relationship with. He was her father’s nephew, the son of her father’s sister and the Emperor of the Soaring Dragon Celestial Kingdom. He was also the Fourth Prince of the Soaring Dragon Celestial Kingdom. He was the most outstanding among the Emperor’s sons. Naturally, the most outstanding prince had the highest chance of succeeding the throne of the Soaring Dragon Celestial Kingdom.
In the front courtyard of the pavilion that belonged to the Fourth Prince, a young man in green robes with golden trimmings sat inside a pergola. He sat in front of a granite table across Zhou Shu Dong. He asked with a smile, “Dong’er, why are you in such a hurry to look for me? Are you in trouble?” A knowing look appeared on his face. This young man was tall and strong. He was handsome with strong features and an outstanding bearing. The young man was none other than Long Xiang Yun, the Fourth Prince of the Soaring Dragon Celestial Kingdom. Long was the surname of the Imperial family.
“Cousin brother, can you help me investigate a person? I won’t be satisfied until I learn about him!” Zhou Shu Dong said with an unsightly expression on her face. Although the purple-clad young man she met might come from an extraordinary family, the Zhou clan was a force to be reckoned with. However, there was a chance that he was a nobody. Hence, she wanted to investigate him. She would easily let the matter go.
“Who do you want to investigate?” Long Xiang Yun asked curiously. It was his first time seeing such an unsightly expression on his cousin sister’s face. He was intrigued by the person who was capable of making his cousin sister look this way.