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There is only one day left until the reopening of the Demon Artifact Pavilion.
Luo Wusheng woke up with a gloomy face.
Perhaps it was because the enchanting Bai Xiaoyao in black stockings last night caused a great visual impact on him. He almost has a wet dream about his junior sister.
However, just when he felt that the dream was about to fade away on the grassland, it came to a halt.
Just a little bit more, but his junior sister suddenly disappeared.
The dream turned into a nightmare, as an endless rain of small shards of glass fell from the sky, threatening to castrate him and make him part of the original protagonist harem.
It was terrifying, too terrifying.
He suddenly woke up.
Feeling relieved that he hadn’t fulfilled the conditions to cultivate the peerless Sunflower Divine Technique, he let out a sigh of relief.
(But speaking of which, the enchanting Bai Xiaoyao in the dream was really enticing…)
Unfortunately, reality is cruel.
When the dream ends, one must learn to let go of fantasies and face reality.
“If I have to say, that moment last night was just as unreal as a dream…”
After murmuring to himself, Luo Wusheng flipped his palm.
The square-shaped artifact, “Phantomless,” floated in his hand, emanating a terrifying aura.
The conditions for charging it were fulfilled.
This could be considered evidence that he had indeed seen the woman in black stockings last night.
Shaking his head, he put away the Phantomless cube and activated his cultivation technique, adjusting his state to embrace the new day.
As he walked out of the room, he saw the enchanting Bai Xiaoyao.
Today, Bai Xiaoyao had reverted back to her usual appearance.
She didn’t mention anything about last night, and Luo Wusheng tactfully didn’t bring it up either.
Knowing that his junior sister needed to adjust and make preparations to face tomorrow’s opening ceremony, he nodded understandingly.
Then, the two senior and junior siblings settled the unfinished matters from the previous night.
They finalized the detailed arrangements for tomorrow’s opening ceremony.
The two prodigies of the Demon Sect had completely forgotten about their encounter from last night.
With all the preparations completed, Luo Wusheng planned to leave the house, but he happened to run into three staff members of the Demon Artifact Pavilion who were returning secretly.
“What are you guys doing?”
When his words reached their ears, the bodies of the three individuals visibly stiffened, and they simultaneously said:
“…We don’t know! We don’t know anything!”
Luo Wusheng was puzzled, but then he saw his junior sister walking over.
She took the three staff members away, saying that she would guide them in preparing the things needed for tomorrow’s opening ceremony.
The faces of the three staff members were clearly pale, as if they were about to face an execution.
This confused him even more.
However, he didn’t have much time to spare for these matters today.
His junior sister wouldn’t be too hard on these guys, so he silently wished them well in his heart… After silently blessing them, Luo Wusheng left.
He was indeed very busy today.
First, he had to go to the Six Gate Bureau to recruit a few skilled individuals to oversee the opening ceremony. Then, he needed to go to several safe houses in the royal city where the Demon Sect’s informants were located to recruit some strong men. Lastly, he would go to the Red Blossom Pavilion to invite Miss Yao Ji to perform a song at the opening ceremony tomorrow.
However, as soon as he took a few steps, he bumped into Wang Wude, who was returning.
Beside Old Wang was the young lady from the Su family, Su Susu.
The two of them were deeply in love, showing affectionate gestures towards each other.
Luo Wusheng decisively grabbed these two lovebirds who were in the midst of their passionate relationship and asked for their help.
Coincidentally, Su Susu, who was a spy for the Six Gate Bureau, could accompany him to the Six Gate Bureau, while Old Wang could bring back the recruited strong men.
Su Susu was initially a little angry that a certain Demon Sect prodigy had ruined her good opportunity, but when she heard that Luo Wusheng would help her apply to stay at the Demon Artifact Pavilion for the next few days… to be precise, to stay by Old Wang’s side, she happily agreed.
Luo Wusheng wondered how Old Wang managed to charm this girl.
He would take the opportunity to learn some tips from Old Wang someday, as he might also find a rich and beautiful girl to enjoy the pleasures of being a leech in the future.
If he were to spend his days with a woman who was beautiful but off-limits, and who possessed unparalleled cultivation, he, as a strong man in his prime, would undoubtedly encounter problems sooner or later.
(Speaking of which, Miss Kirin seems quite nice… Looking at her figure, coupled with the fact that she has even reached the Nascent Soul realm. And she’s a Golden-Ranked member of the Six Gate Bureau too…)
Ahem, he didn’t care about looks at all, and he had no idea what a Golden-Ranked member of the Six Gate Bureau or the head of the Empress’s Special Department meant in terms of status.
He simply wanted to experience a sweet love.
Until he nearly walked in the wrong direction, Luo Wusheng finally snapped out of his daydream and officially began his actions for the day.
Inside the Six Gate Bureau.
“You’re saying… there might be traces of demonic influence at your Demon Artifact Pavilion’s opening ceremony tomorrow?”
Night Crow, wearing his feathered mask, looked at the Demon Sect prodigy who had been brought to him early in the morning by his own spy, and his fingers involuntarily tapped on the table.
On the other side, Luo Wusheng smiled but didn’t say anything.
After a long while, the head of Six Gate Bureau’ intelligence division sighed, “What evidence do you have?”
“It’s currently just a speculation.”
Luo Wusheng remained calm. “In any case, Mister Night Crow, didn’t you mention to Miss Kirin that you would attend the ceremony? It would be wise to make some preparations, just in case, to avoid being caught off guard.”
Upon hearing the Demon Sect prodigy’s words, Night Crow fell into silence, but the speed at which he tapped the table increased.
Finally, he shook his head.
“If what you’re saying is true, the choice made by the Six Gate Bureau might not be what you want to see.”
Night Crow leaned back in his chair. “The Six Gate Bureau are responsible for the people of the royal city. If there were to be a battle involving Nascent Soul cultivators in such a crowded situation, I cannot justify it to the residents of the royal city.”
As a department under the direct control of the Empress, their actions represented the will of the Empress.
The fact that the current Empress was a woman already drew criticism, and the existence of the Six Gate Bureau indeed touched the interests of many people in the royal city… If any mistake were to occur in the decisions made by the Six Gate Bureau, it would be like handing a knife to certain individuals in the court to kill themselves.
If the Six Gate Bureau were to fall, it would greatly impact the balance that the Empress had maintained for three years.
Luo Wusheng frowned.
(Indeed, things are not as simple as they seem…)
Similarly, if a fierce battle with heavy casualties were to take place in front of their own pavilion during the opening ceremony, it would be extremely detrimental to him as well.
Aside from the damage to the reputation of their Demon Artifact Pavilion, his most important plan to meet the Empress would also be ruined.
After such a major event occurred in the royal city, even if the Empress didn’t blame him, she would be occupied with handling the aftermath, and she probably wouldn’t have the intention to meet him again in the future.
Unless Miss Yao Ji from the Red Blossom Pavilion is truly the incarnation of the Empress in the mortal realm.
Just as Luo Wusheng furrowed his brow in contemplation, Night Crow suddenly changed the subject. “If you can convince Kirin, then there won’t be a problem.”
Luo Wusheng raised his gaze, showing some surprise.
What surprised him even more was that in the next instant, the woman with the scaled mask appeared in the room.
“What do you need from me?”
Miss Kirin’s voice sounded as cold as ever.