Chapter 159 - An Aggressive Princess?
Editor: Master Shadow
It was precisely because of her bloodline that Feng Yu Yao had experienced all the highs and lows of human emotion within a short few years.
It made her more apathetic towards the things around her, and for a while, she didn’t even care whether she lived or died. She had nothing to hold onto in this world, and it was only after Xiao Yun appeared in her life that she began to regain hope, even if it was only the slightest bit.
Back then, it was very hard for her to truly believe that Xiao Yun could completely extract the poison within her. However, now that the power of her bloodline was starting to reawaken, its sheer strength had helped her regain hope as well.
As of this moment, Feng Yu Yao was confident that she could rule the world, sitting atop the highest of the heavens. This was a loftiness that came from within her bloodline, and it made her entire demeanor change drastically.
Sensing that the Qi permeating from Xiao Yun’s Martial Spirit had been jolted away, Feng Yu Yao hurriedly used a mantra to control and guide her body’s bloodline power into her dantian, then converted it into a special form of True Essence.
At this point, Xiao Yun couldn’t feel the berserk power anymore.
Looks like the Feng Clan have their own method of circulating this bloodline power, Xiao Yun thought to himself. He continued to command his Martial Spirit to help extract the poison out of Feng Yu Yao, in order to completely wipe away every last hint of the Essence-Corroding Heavenly Poison. Even the tiniest amount could cause another flare-up, in which case the consequences would be incalculable.
After a short while, Xiao Yun could fully confirm that there was no longer any trace of the Essence-Corroding Heavenly Poison, so he released his Martial Spirit.
Xiao Yun took a deep breath and slightly adjusted his breathing, then opened his eyes slowly, without even a hint of discomfort. Meanwhile, Feng Yu Yao was regulating her breathing and gathering the bloodline power in her body.
In the last two years, her internal True Essence had been severely degraded by the Essence-Corroding Heavenly Poison, to the point where she had almost become an ordinary person. Now, she had to make sure to thoroughly adjust her bloodline’s power, or it would cause her body problems in the future. It was half an hour before her eyelashes fluttered and her eyes opened slowly, as if an iridescent light was radiating from them. She looked to be in glowing spirits.
“Now that Your Highness has shaken off the poison, you’ll definitely be able to soar up to the highest of the heavens. I’m truly happy for you.” Seeing Feng Yu Yao open her eyes, Xiao Yun was stunned. She had an almost divine glow in her eyes and her entire mannerism had changed drastically, as if she was a goddess that had descended from the heavens. In his surprise, Xiao Yun could only give a congratulatory smile – he knew that Feng Yu Yao had an extraordinary bloodline. Her name would definitely come to be unrivalled and sung in praises across the land.
Soar in the highest of heavens? Feng Yu Yao couldn’t help but furrow her pitch-black brows at the sight of Xiao Yun still being so courteous to her, and a trace of distress surfaced in her beautiful eyes. Her heart dimmed with sadness as she thought, So he’s only been coming to aid me this whole time at the behest of Imperial Father?
Even in the entire Moonwind kingdom, a beauty like Feng Yu Yao was hard to come by, and even if there was anyone who could match her looks, it would be near impossible to find someone on equal standing with her in terms of refinement and elegance. Even after she had been poisoned, there were countless young men who still scrambled madly amongst themselves to win her favor.
However, this Xiao Yun had been polite and proper from start to finish, not even daring to sneak a glance at her. This made her feel strangely disappointed.
Was she really that unappealing?
“Could it be that the Seventh Princess still has some misgivings?” Xiao Yun asked as he blankly stared at Feng Yu Yao’s dispirited expression, then continued, “The Essence-Corroding Heavenly Poison within your body has already been completely eradicated it, and even if I leave the Moonwind Kingdom in the future, you won’t have anything to worry about.”
“You dummy, did you think I was worried about the poison relapsing?” Feng Yu Yao couldn’t stop the bitter smile from inching onto her face. Her heart stung, but she was strangely happy as well. She didn’t know why, but she really liked this boy.
“You’ll be going to the Heavenly Origin Sect the day after the tomorrow, and there’s no saying when we’ll be meeting again. Don’t you have anything else you want to tell me?” Feng Yu Yao asked lowly as her eyelashes fluttered. She raised her eyes to the youth in front of her, locking him in her gaze.
“Anything else to tell you?” Xiao Yun stared, not knowing what the Princess was trying to say.
“You!” Feng Yu Yao sighed heavily, looking as if she had been defeated. She blinked and watched Xiao Yun attentively. Suddenly, her eyes focused, as if she had come to a decision. She pursed her lips and said, “Young sir Xiao is entering the Heavenly Origin Sect, so that must mean that you’ll be participating in the Mysterious Essence Battlefield’s Hundred Sects War, yes?”
Feng Yu Yao and Xiao Yun had actually mentioned the Heavenly Capital Domain yesterday. Xiao Yun had expressed a great interest in the matter, but today, she wanted to take this chance to clarify.
Hearing Feng Yu Yao’s question, Xiao Yun’s eyes seemed to focus.
“I not only want to take part in the Mysterious Essence Battlefield’s Hundred Sects War, but I want to take this chance to step into the Heavenly Capital Domain. That’s my final goal, and no matter what, I’ll reach it.”
Xiao Yun couldn’t resist reiterating his need to enter the Heavenly Capital Domain, as if he was trying to burn this goal into his brain.
“I knew your mind was somewhere else.” Hearing Xiao Yun’s powerful declaration, Feng Yu Yao smiled and stretched, brushing away a few strands of her hair with her white, jade-like hand. She looked extremely flirtatious, and Xiao Yun gaped as he watched her. Feng Yu Yao blinked and batted her eyelashes, gazing at Xiao Yun as she asked, “Do you think I’m beautiful?”
Feng Yu Yao breathed and spoke as softly as a flower petal, and her voice, like the song of nature, penetrated deep into Xiao Yun’s soul.
“Princess Yu Yao is stunning by nature, like a heavenly fairy. Not a single person on Earth could compare, so how could a word like ‘beautiful’ possibly fully describe you?” Xiao Yun said, praising Feng Yu Yao in his heart as well. He had a soft spot for this unmatchable beauty with an extraordinary elegance.
If he really had to make a comparison, only Ling Xi could be mentioned on equal terms as her. Ling Xi had an ethereal, fairylike air about her, but Princess Yu Yao was like a goddess among goddesses, sitting upon an unreachable pedestal.
Both girls, whether it was in terms of demeanor or appearance, were on par with each other.
However, Feng Yu Yao seemed more gentle, and her soft voice made him want to sink into it forever. If Feng Yu Yao were just to ask, any young man in the imperial city would undoubtedly walk through fire for her. Even Xiao Yun, in all his staunch resolution, was swayed by this girl’s extraordinary elegance and gentle voice, but only to such an extent. He hadn’t yet reached the point where his infatuation with the Princess would lead him to risk his own life.
“So, do you like me?” Feng Yu Yao seemed to be greatly satisfied by Xiao Yun’s answer. She offered a fleeting smile, her eyes holding a provocative gaze as the two unconsciously moved closer to one another.
The distance between the two was now short enough that one could feel the breath of the other on their cheek. To raise such a topic at such a close distance was very intimate.
Xiao Yun could feel the sweet breath of Princess Yu Yao on his cheek, and it made his entire body tense and his heart beat faster. At the same time, he couldn’t make head or tail of the situation.
What’s this Princess trying to do? Is she just toying with me?
As Xiao Yun hesitated, Feng Yu Yao smiled again and took another step forward. Now, there was barely any distance between the two, and they could hear each other’s hearts beating loudly. The fragrance rolling off Feng Yu Yao’s body was entering Xiao Yun’s lungs, and he couldn’t help but hold his breath as he thought of what to do.
The two were much too close, and the combined effect of the body fragrance and Feng Yu Yao’s challenging gaze made Xiao Yun’s blood boil. Heat rushed to his head, and he started to become agitated.
Just what is she trying to do? Xiao Yun forcibly beat down the urge to do anything indecent to the girl in front of him.
Was this all a conspiracy? No way!
Just as Xiao Yun was wracking his brains thinking of what Feng Yu Yao could possibly mean by her actions, he felt a moistness on his skin. Immediately, a bolt of lightning coursed through his body, and he felt wonderfully invigorated.
She kissed me? Xiao Yun raised his eyebrows, his eyes widening as he stared at the girl in front of him. Feng Yu Yao had aggressively kissed him on the cheek, and those red lips pulled back as soon as they brushed his cheek.
Feng Yu Yao quickly backed two steps away, her beautiful face harboring a crafty smile. She was secretly celebrating her successful sneak attack.
“Ugh, I’ve been ambushed,” Xiao Yun muttered begrudgingly. He felt like he had been taken advantage of as he watched Feng Yu Yao’s triumphant smile. After all, if there was ambushing to be done, it should be him doing it!
Xiao Yun rolled his eyes and shot a glance at the Princess, still confused about her actions.
Has she really fallen in love with me? No way!
Even though Xiao Yun was confident in his looks, he couldn’t have been bewitching enough to have anyone become enamored with him. This Feng Yu Yao was no ordinary girl, either, so how could she have become attached to him so easily? It hadn’t been very long since they’d first met, and they had barely spoken with each other, so how did things turn out like this?
“Hmph, blockhead.” Seeing Xiao Yun frozen in his tracks, Feng Yu Yao couldn’t help but pout indignantly. She looked up at him and said, “I don’t care if you like me or not, but I won’t have anyone else but you. Even if you go to the Heavenly Capital Domain, I won’t let you slip away. You better not womanize either, or I won’t be happy.”
Feng Yu Yao was very aggressive with her words. Her mouth curled up at the corners, and her hands were clenched into fists. Where was the cool elegance she usually had? Clearly, she was actually an unruly, demanding Princess!
Xiao Yun was greatly taken aback when he heard the Princess’s words, and his heart skipped a beat. “Is Princess Yu Yao confessing her love to me?” he wondered in secret delight.
Whether it was in terms of appearances or figure, Feng Yu Yao was remarkable. Add to that her extraordinary grace, and she was an even rarer specimen. To be in the presence of such a beauty was a chance of a lifetime – no, multiple lifetimes! However, the Seventh Princess’s last line made Xiao Yun’s eye twitch.
This Princess was not easy to deal with!
Xiao Yun was going to the Heavenly Capital Domain not only to search for his father, but also to take care of some personal business. He was going to prove to Ling Xi that he, Xiao Yun, was not like anyone else. One day, he would make this girl fall in love with him. The two had already begun some kind of relationship, so how could he let anyone else come between them?