Chapter 76 An Old Monk
Nine o’clock in the evening.
The Dongcheng family’s helicopter landed again on the vacant lot of Yonghua Villa in Huating.
Li Tianlan, who spent less than one day in Zhongyuan Province, returned here. He was still accompanied by Dongcheng Wudi and Thunder God, but there were two more important members of the Dongcheng family, Dongcheng Hanguang and Dongcheng Qiuchi.
Dongcheng Qiuchi was the district mayor of Wudong New Area of Huating, so she came with Li Tianlan this time to come back to work, while Dongcheng Hanguang came to ask Qin Weibai for clarification.
Li Tianlan didn’t make any response on the surface, but he had already guessed that Dongcheng Hanguang came here mainly because of Dongcheng Huangtu, which made him involuntarily uneasy.
There were too many contradictions and mysteries behind the name Dongcheng Huangtu, which seemed to be a taboo, hidden even deeper than the inside story of his father’s treason case.
Neither Li Baitian nor Ning Qiancheng had ever heard of it.
Dongcheng Qiuchi didn’t even know this man.
When he asked Dongcheng Qiuchi about him, she didn’t seem to be faking it. If her reaction was real, what did that mean?
Dongcheng Qiuchi looked only twenty-six or seven years old, but in fact she was in her early thirties and a high official in the rank of vice governor of the Zhongzhou State. She grew up in the Dongcheng Clan, but did not know the existence of Dongcheng Huangtu. Had she lost her memory? No, that was impossible.
When Dongcheng Qiuchi looked at him blankly and asked who Dongcheng Huangtu was, Li Tianlan didn’t even think he had existed.
Besides, in the Dongcheng family’s ancestral temple, Li Tianlan did not see the stone tablet that belonged to Dongcheng Huangtu.
But Dongcheng Hanguang’s action was too abnormal and seemed to be a little fierce. Although he claimed that he had never heard of the name, his performance was full of concealment.
Dongcheng Huangtu did exist.
Li Tianlan speculated that Dongcheng Huangtu died 30 years ago, which was the most plausible possibility.
Only then would it be possible to explain why even a central figure like Dongcheng Qiuchi didn’t know Dongcheng Huangtu. Perhaps she had just been born and couldn’t remember.
And that was why there was no sign of Dongcheng Huangtu at all in the events of the last 20 years.
But this most reasonable explanation also had a huge loophole for Li Tianlan.
Qin Weibai said she had met Dongcheng Huangtu and even got his things.
In terms of time, it just didn’t add up.
So far, it seemed that everything he had heard about Dongcheng Huangtu had been extremely confusing, even contradictory.
Li Tianlan didn’t know what that meant. He wanted to have a talk with Qin Weibai, but he was worried that Qin Weibai thought he was a jealous man. He didn’t care what others thought of him, but he cared what Qin Weibai thought of him.
When the plane was about to land, Li Tianlan, looking at Yonghua Villa in sight, decided not to think about it. He was just curious about Dongcheng Huangtu. Anyway, he was dead and wouldn’t have a conflict of interest with him. In short, Dongcheng Huangtu had nothing to do with him.
As he stood on the lawn where the helicopter landed and looked at Qin Weibai’s villa, Li Tianlan’s face softened. Then he led the way.
“I hope after Dongcheng Hanguang meets Qin Weibai, the engagement between Dongcheng Rushi and I can be canceled.”
“Building nine is my house.”
Li Tianlan pointed to the still-lit villa ahead. Perhaps because he was near home, his voice became warm and his eyes had a different light.
Dongcheng Hanguang gave him a deep look, nodded, and said nothing.
They then entered the yard in turn.
The front door of the villa was pushed from the inside out, and Qin Weibai appeared at the door with a gentle smile.
She was wearing a white dress, black stockings, high heels, and her supple long hair were carefully pulled up. She stood quietly at the door, like a wife greeting her husband home. Her every move was ultimately amazing and gentle.
Li Tianlan quickened his pace a little and approached her. “Why are you dressed like this?” he asked softly.
“I received a project in Qinzhou. I just came back from the company and haven’t had time to change clothes,” Qin Weibai answered in a sweet voice, and took Li Tianlan’s hand.
The light of villa illuminated on her, making her seem to send out a kind of very sweet ray of light, and appearing agreeable and dignified. “Are you hungry? I’ll get the food ready.”
Dongcheng Hanguang’s voice sounded behind Li Tianlan in a complicated tone. “We are uninvited guests, so I’m sorry to disturb you, Boss Qin.”
“Old Master, when Qiuchi got married the year before last, I went to your family, almost became Qiuchi’s maid of honor and stayed there for nearly a week. Are you blaming me for not being polite enough to visit you by saying that?”
Qin Weibai held Li Tianlan’s hand tightly with a warm smile on her face.
Dongcheng Hanguang let out a hearty laugh, and even the complex emotions in his eyes seemed to be lightened a lot.
They then went into the villa. Li Tianlan did not see Horsewoman, but saw Flaming Fire in the kitchen. “Where is headmaster, Baitian and Qiancheng?” he casually asked.
“After you left, they went straight back to Sky Academy. Headmaster Zhuang said it was not safe outside and they would be safe in Sky Academy.”
Qin Weibai replied.
Li Tianlan nodded slightly. Taking Ning Qiancheng and Li Baitian back to Sky Academy for protection was a concession, but was the surest way to go.
“Is it about the Zhong family and Tan family?”
Dongcheng Wudi said, “Boss Qin, you may rest assured that when I leave Huating, I will go to Youzhou and then back to the border. Zhongzhou State will give you an explanation, Boss Qin. As for the two private… ”
“Privately, don’t worry. I can handle the Zhong family and Tan family,” Qin Weibai said lightly.
There was only confidence in her tone when she mentioned the two giants of Huating. In this state, Qin Weibai had a strong yet cold aura, which was the most fascinating.
Dongcheng Wudi smiled and nodded, gave Li Tianlan a look, and whispered, “This boy looks calm, but he’s just reckless. Tianlan, have you ever thought what would be your result if the Sky Academy didn’t care about you and Boss Qin was not convenient to help you?”
Li Tianlan nodded and calmly replied, “The worst thing is that they and I will end up together. I do not have the resources and contacts that the Zhong family and Tan family own, but what I have they don’t have. I have a sword, either of them could take it.”
Dongcheng Wudi made a little pause.
To end up together?
He laughed wryly. Li Tianlan’s craziness was like the Dongcheng family.
They sat down on the couch. Knowing that they would come, Qin Weibai had already made tea, and the smell of the tea filled the living room. Qin Weibai picked up the teapot and seemed to have no intention of taking care of the guests. She poured the tea to Li Tianlan first and whispered, “It’s hot, be careful.”
Dongcheng Hanguang and Dongcheng Wudi, who were ignored by the hostess, looked at each other. They were not angry, but their eyes were strange and their expressions winced.
Dongcheng Qiuchi looked even more incredulous.
When she got married, Qin Weibai did almost become her bridesmaid, but because Qin Weibai’s charm was so irresistible and she directly overshadowed the bride by wearing a bridesmaid dress, so she gave up. But it was also enough to see the relationship between the two, who were indeed besties.
In the years they had known each other, Dongcheng Qiuchi knew very well Qin Weibai’s pride and indifference. In Huating, she had seen many so-called successful men who were ecstatic just because Qin Weibai said a word to them, and she also saw many men from rich families like Wang Xiaoyao become disappointed in front of Qin Weibai, so she naturally understood from the side how noble, reserved and untouchable Qin Weibai was in the hearts of those men. She had more than once wondered what kind of partner Qin Weibai, who treated all men as nothing, would spend her life with, and even thought that her best friend would even live alone all her life.
As a result, instead of growing old single, she found a boyfriend at a rate that left everyone gobsmacked, and moved in together.
At this moment, Dongcheng Qiuchi felt that she was both familiar and strange to Qin Weibai.
“Is this gentle, considerate lady sitting beside Joey and the proud and reserved Boss Qin, my best friend the same person?” Mary wondered.
She looked at Li Tianlan unconsciously, not knowing how her cheap brother-in-law could have trained Qin Weibai like this. She then thought of her sister Dongcheng Rushi and shook her head with mixed feelings.
“Boss Qin, I have been a soldier all my life, and I don’t know how to beat around the bush. There is something I need you to explain to me. Would you like to talk to me alone?”
Dongcheng Hanguang was completely a straightforward person, especially when he was faced with something he cared about. Sitting on the couch, he took a sip of the hot tea, and blurted out.
“About Dongcheng Huangtu?”
Qin Weibai looked carefully at Li Tianlan’s side face as if she couldn’t see enough. After hearing Dongcheng Hanguang’s words, she winked and asked with a chuckle.
Dongcheng Hanguang’s and Dongcheng Wudi’s pupils contracted.
She did know something.
Dongcheng Hanguang took a deep breath and said gravely, “Boss Qin, can I talk to you for a second?”
“Who is Dongcheng Huangtu? Is he a member of our Dongcheng family, too?”
Dongcheng Qiuchi looked at Li Tianlan for a moment, then at Dongcheng Wudi and asked, sounding confused.
Dongcheng Wudi’s face fell and his tone became slightly solemn.
Dongcheng Qiuchi froze, and then stopped asking.
“Well, let’s go to the study,” Qin Weibai said and stood up.
Looking at Li Tianlan’s slightly raised eyebrows, she smiled and whispered, “You stay here and take care of the guests. I’ll be right back.”
Li Tianlan nodded and watched Qin Weibai and Dongcheng Hanguang walk into the study, narrowing his eyes thoughtfully.
Dongcheng Qiuchi looked Li Tianlan up and down, then suddenly smiled and said in a low voice, “You’re a lucky guy.”
Li Tianlan was at a loss, not knowing what she meant.
“Maybe you didn’t find, Little Bai didn’t seem to have anything else in her eyes when she was with you. She was looking at you all the time. She seems to really love you. Having such a peerless beauty being your girlfriend and my sister being your fiancee, aren’t you a lucky guy?”
Dongcheng Qiuchi looked at Li Tianlan, beaming with strange looks in her eyes.
Li Tianlan smiled, picked up the cup and drank the tea.
Qin Weibai’s study was clean and elegant, and all the decorations were clear at a glance, the bookcase, sofa, desk and water dispenser. It was very simple, and only the golden carpet on the ground added a sense of luxury to the study. Qin Weibai didn’t pour water for Dongcheng Hanguang, but directly sat down after the desk, and asked calmly, “What do you want to know, Old Master?”
Dongcheng Hanguang was silent for a moment, as if he didn’t expect that Qin Weibai would be so straightforward. He narrowed his eyes and said softly, “Boss Qin, where did you hear of Huangtu?”
“Does it matter?”
Qin Weibai looked Dongcheng Hanguang in the eye and said, “You know, and so do others. There are no absolute secrets, are there, Old Master?”
Dongcheng Hanguang lowered his head, pondered and accidentally lit a cigarette. It was not until the smoke dispersed that he realized what he was doing. Subconsciously, he tried to put it out. However, Qin Weibai shook her head and casually said, “Never mind, Tianlan also smokes, so I don’t mind the smell.”
Dongcheng Hanguang gave a wry smile while there was struggling in his eyes.
Looking at this stunning woman with a mysterious aura in everyone’s eyes, he said tentatively, “In Zhongyuan Province, Tianlan said Huangtu died of besieging… ”
Qin Weibai’s face grew colder. Dongcheng Hanguang could not see her eyes clearly in the smoke, but her cool voice sounded and got into his ear, “Besieging is an external statement, his real cause of death is the betrayal.”
Dongcheng Hanguang straightened up in an instant, and his momentum of a Thunder-shocking Realm expert roared sharply, “Who did it?”
“The one he loved the most and loved him the most.”
Qin Weibai’s voice was as calm as still water.
Dongcheng Hanguang’s face changed dramatically and his lips moved. A name had come to his mouth. He wanted to say it, but he dared not.
“Not the one you are thinking.”
Qin Weibai shook her head calmly. After a little pause, she added, “Do you still remember how Li Kuangtu died in those days? What a coincidence, what a coincidence.”
“What are you trying to say?”
Dongcheng Hanguang’s face became bleaker and even painful.
“You’ve long suspected it. I have no evidence, so I can not give you the answer. Your guess is probably in line with mine.”
Qin Weibai took one look at him, pointed to the water fountain and said, “Help yourself to water.”
Dongcheng Hanguang shook his head with a bitter smile and said sadly, “What should I do now?”
He looked miserable, but there were extreme coldness and anger in his tone.
“Nothing, just wait until Tianlan becomes powerful. I will do anything to help him!”
Qin Weibai’s eyes were alight with unspeakable affection and persistence.
Dongcheng Hanguang remained silent for a long time before he asked, “Your Samsara Palace is in Bili State… do you need the Dongcheng Clan’s help?”
“If you are willing, I would like to borrow ten Heavenly Rainbows from Dongcheng family. Of course, we’ll give you a satisfactory payment afterward.”
Qin Weibai’s tone was quiet, but what she said hit Dongcheng Hanguang in the heart.
As a military industry magnate, the Dongcheng Clan had been studying in the gun that could be deadly to experts in the Four Realms of Martial Arts in recent years. Besides, an important personage of this family had a lifelong ambition, which was to study out a murderous weapon.
In the works of the Dongcheng family at present, the most famous one was Mad Shot, and Heavenly Rainbow was Mad Shot’s upgrade version, whose cost was higher and the structure was more exquisite.
Ten Heavenly Rainbows.
The Dongcheng family now had no more than ten Heavenly Rainbows.
This weapon, which had not been used on the battlefield, was top secret in the Dongcheng family. Then how did Qin Weibai know this?
“The intelligence agency of Samsara Palace is indeed powerful. You’ve impressed me.”
Dongcheng Hanguang took a deep breath and said, “I can lend you ten Heavenly Rainbows, lend! What can Samsara Palace give the Dongcheng family?”
“The full force of a murderous weapon’s one blow.”
Qin Weibai lowered her eyes and replied calmly.
Dongcheng Hanguang narrowed his eyes. A full blow of a murderous weapon…
Although the 12 Murderous Weapons in the Dark World were ranked in order, their every blow with all its might was powerful enough to pose a big threat, even a mortal threat to an Invincible Realm expert. Therefore, this condition was extremely valuable.
Dongcheng Hanguang asked intently.
Qin Weibai just kept silent, didn’t answer, and would not answer.
Dongcheng Hanguang seemed to be to understand clearly. He nodded, stood up and said, “I will send someone to deliver the Heavenly Rainbows to you tomorrow.”
He turned and walked towards the door. Just as he was about to go out, he suddenly looked back. “It is surprising that Samsara Palace knows my Heavenly Rainbow, yet it is not impossible. But Boss Qin, where did you hear the name of Huangtu and even know something about him?” he inquired gently.
Qin Weibai turned her head and looked out of the window at the night. After a long silence, she began lightly, “There is an old monk. I was once with him for several years… ”
Dongcheng Hanguang led the way out of the study.
Seeing him, Li Tianlan got up subconsciously. As he was about to say something, Qin Weibai also came out.
Dongcheng Wudi called and got up subconsciously.
Dongcheng Hanguang looked at Li Tianlan with something complicated in his eyes, then nodded his head and said in a deep voice, “Go back to Zhongyuan.”
Dongcheng Wudi looked startled, as if he had not expected the Old Master to be so ready. He nodded silently and went to the door.
Qin Weibai and Li Tianlan sent them out of the villa and stood at the door. Qin Weibai took a look at Dongcheng Qiuchi and casually asked with a smile, “You don’t live here tonight?”
“No, I don’t want to be a third wheel.”
Dongcheng Qiuchi cackled, “Tomorrow is the beginning of the month. I have to go to the standing committee meeting. I’ll call you after the meeting and let’s go for a facial, okay?”
Qin Weibai shook her head, looked at Li Tianlan, and said softly, “I’m going to Bili State tomorrow night and spend the day with Tianlan.”
Dongcheng Qiuchi gave her a meaningful smile, nodded and followed Dongcheng Wudi away.
“Are you leaving tomorrow?”
Li Tianlan asked, looking at Qin Weibai, sounding somewhat disappointed.
“This return is a temporary idea, things over there need to be arranged as soon as possible.”
Qin Weibai pulled Li Tianlan back to the villa and directly took him to the dining room. “At most half a year, I can come back in half a year. During my absence, you can’t be taken to bed by those coquettish girls like Wang Yuetong and Dongcheng Rushi, do you know?”
Li Tianlan nodded with a wry smile, but he was not really in the mood.
Qin Weibai looked at him, and then took a glance at Flaming Fire who was busy in the kitchen. “Is the soup ready?” she asked Flaming Fire.
Flaming Fire answered.
“I boiled the soup for you since noon. Now it’s ready. Have some soup,” Qin Weibai said to Li Tianlan.
Then she walked into the kitchen.
Together with Qin Weibai, who was carrying a bowl of soup, Flaming Fire walked out of the kitchen. She cast a glance at Li Tianlan with a poker face, and went straight upstairs. After all, out of sight and out of mind.
Qin Weibai put the soup on the table, sat across from Li Tianlan, and said softly, “This soup is good for you. You should pay attention to nutrition in your diet. Life in the border is too bitter. I want you to make up as much as possible.”
Li Tianlan drank the soup in silence and nodded without saying anything.
“Well, are you unhappy?”
Qin Weibai’s voice grew deeper and softer.
“No, I just don’t want you to leave tomorrow, really. Heroes would cut down on their life span because of love and romance. I know what that means now.”
Li Tianlan gulped down the soup, as if to be trying to suppress his frustration. He then shook his head with a helpless look.
Qin Weibai hummed, her eyes full of tenderness. “You sweet-talk me again. What do you want?”
Li Tianlan looked at Qin Weibai, his heart skipping a beat.
Qin Weibai’s voice grew more and more enchanting. “Do you want me to crawl over or under the table?”
Li Tianlan, breathing heavily, stared straight at Qin Weibai’s face and stammered, “Under… the table?”
Qin Weibai seemed to get an answer and gave Li Tianlan a charming, shy look.
She slipped under the table quietly, climbed to Li Tianlan’s feet, and knelt down in front of him.
“I… I know this by accident. You mustn’t laugh at me if I don’t do well.”
Under the table, Qin Weibai’s voice was shaking, charming and gentle.
Her trembling little hands reached around his waist to find his belt.
In a rustling voice, Li Tianlan felt the warm touch of tenderness.
He gasped, and all he could think about was Qin Weibai’s rosy little mouth.
It was the second heaven.
Li Tianlan’s mind went blank for one minute… and then five minutes.
His body grew tenser and tenser, and he finally collapsed on the chair, losing all his strength.
Qin Weibai poked her head out from under the table, her mouth bulging, and looked at Li Tianlan.
At that moment, Li Tianlan didn’t know what he was thinking, but subconsciously ordered her in a tough voice.
Qin Weibai blinked, looked at him with a soppy expression in her eyes. Then her mouth moved, and she finally swallowed everything in her mouth.
“You nasty guy… ”
She opened her mouth softly and looked at Li Tianlan’s eyes tenderly.
Li Tianlan’s mind remained blank, his eyes red, and a fire was raging in his chest, which made him crazy.
He bent sharply, picked up Qin Weibai’s delicate body, and rushed upstairs.
Qin Weibai exclaimed and slapped Li Tianlan on the back with her small hands. “Let me down first,” she cried with a chuckle. “I have to gargle. It’s filthy!”