The practice room.
“Phew …… phew ……”
Chen Dong was drenched in sweat as he sat paralyzed on the floor, panting heavily.
The long repetitive movements had left his body in a state of subtle spasms.
But compared to before, the spasms in this state were easily bearable now.
Moreover, Chen Dong was also clear that this kind of subtle muscle spasm was more like the quenching of the entire body after the Nine Heavens Thrilling Dragon Technique had been repeated once for the first ten movements.
This was because after several such spasms, Chen Dong clearly noticed that his skin and flesh, as well as his strength, would have some subtle changes.
It was also because such an effect existed.
Therefore, Chen Dong had a feeling of enjoyment as he endured these subtle spasms.
The cold wind blew into the practice room through the vent, quickly condensing the sweat on Chen Dong’s body into ice crystals, and as Chen Dong’s body shook, countless ice crystals fell to the ground.
It lasted for nearly half an hour.
Chen Dong’s state calmed down and he exhaled a heavy breath of hot air, then got up and stretched his back.
Crackle …… Crackle ……
In an instant, a sound like fried beans emanated from various joints of his body.
There was even a faint subtle sound of muscles pushing directly against each other.
The next second.
A stern look abruptly appeared on the breezy and idle face.
The light of his eyes gleamed.
Chen Dong’s right hand blasted out of thin air with a blatant fist.
A dull sound suddenly emerged from the fist.
Chen Dong withdrew his fist and took a satisfied glance at his fist, secretly pondering, “In my current state, perhaps even if I were to face Kunlun’s Python Bird Swallowing Dragon, I would not be able to deal with it as I did back then, relying on my combat instincts and using tricky methods?”
Raising his head, he slowly looked towards the vent.
Under the wind and light, the wind and snow all became extraordinarily clear.
But Chen Dong, his gaze gradually deepened, revealing a strong sense of longing.
“It’s been more than half a month since I left, how are things over there now? Have Elder Long, Kunlun, Sister Xiao Lu …… and the beast already awakened?”
The whispered murmur carried a strong sense of melancholy and longing.
After reaching Zhenjiang City and entering the Great Snow Dragon Riding Army, Chen Dong was considered completely isolated from the outside world.
While being given the safest shelter, he had also lost the access to information about the outside world.
Although Huo Zhenxiao had said that he would keep an eye on that side for him, Huo Zhenxiao had never mentioned anything about that side of things.
When he was away from his hometown for too long, in this windy and snowy place in the north, Chen Dong could not help but think about everything at home when he was a little quiet.
Both fists slowly clenched.
Chen Dong bowed his head and murmured softly, “Little Shadow …… wait for me, I will be back soon!”
Although the words were soft, the words were resounding, just like a vow.
Next, Chen Dong repeated training the first ten movements of the Nine Heavens Frightening Dragon Kung Fu three more times.
It was only when there were still three hours before the morning training horn blew that he left the training room and returned to his barracks to rest.
Three hours was enough for him!
After what happened last time when he was “devastated” by the Nine Heavens Dragon Scare Technique, and with Huo Zhenxiao’s advice, Chen Dong did not dare to be impulsive again, so all he could do was to take one step at a time and spend more time repeating the first ten movements.
He was not willing to waste a minute.
Only by cherishing every minute could he switch to the eleventh movement faster.
The increase in strength also meant that he could get home as soon as possible.
Early the next morning.
Tianmen Mountain Villa, gilded by the rising sun.
Zhang Yulan dragged her exhausted body back to the villa.
In order to spend more time with Qin Ye these days, she would also stay at the Lijin Hospital most of the time at night.
The villa at Tianmen Mountain was only a temporary resting and sleeping place for her, and more often than not, she spent her time at the hospital.
The once grand lady of the Zhang family in Kyoto, surrounded by glory and gloriously dressed.
It was hard to imagine that there could be such a change.
It was a sea change!
Even the entire Zhang family was shocked by it, and at the same time heartbroken, except that Elder Zhang had come several times, trying to persuade Zhang Yulan, but the end result was to no avail.
Gradually, all the people around him acquiesced to Zhang Yulan’s behaviour.
When Zhang Yulan walked into the villa.
Gu Qingying, Elder Long, Kunlun, Fan Lu and the mysterious man were all sitting at the dining table eating breakfast.
“Yu Lan, just in time to come back, let’s eat something together.”
Fan Lu was the first to see Zhang Yulan and shouted with a smile.
“No, Sister Lu, you guys eat, I’m going to take a nap, I still have to go to the hospital with Qin Ye later.”
Zhang Yulan’s pretty face had lost a large amount of weight, her face was full of fatigue, and under her thin sleepy eyes, she even had two dark circles under her eyes, even her smile was extremely forced, as if the corners of her mouth were pulled upwards with all her might.
She then walked upstairs, dragging her tired body with difficulty, step by step.
Only those who had experienced this kind of extreme exhaustion, brought on by a long period of little sleep, would know how painful it really was.
Even, when Zhang Yulan went upstairs, there was even a dimness in front of her eyes and a feeling of spinning in the sky.
And in the dining room, Fan Lu continued to shout a few times.
But Zhang Yulan went straight up the stairs as if she was oblivious.
“Well Xiao Lu, Yu Lan’s girl is too tired!”
Long Lao spoke slowly, looking at Zhang Yulan who had gone upstairs, and sighed despondently, “After so many years of being a slag, the Qin boy has finally fallen into the hands of this infatuated girl, Yu Lan, that boy is very lucky!”
At these words, Kunlun and Fan Lu’s expressions both went down gloomily.
Fan Lu said with some reluctance, “But Elder Long, I look at Yu Lan like this and worry that she suddenly won’t be able to bear it one day.”
“Right, Elder Long, something has to be done.”
Kunlun also agreed, “This girl, Yu Lan, is good and bad, one moment she is regular and cheerful, the next moment she is disordered and depressed, this can’t go on.”
Long Lao laughed helplessly, “Facing the comatose Qin Ye every day, this girl can stay tense and not break down is already the limit, if she can still be in a good mood, it would be really strange.”
After saying this, Elder Long picked up a napkin and wiped the corner of his mouth.
In a melancholy tone, he said, “Let her be, anyone can see that she is doing this to no avail, but it is better to have a heart than no heart at all, those in authority are confused and those on the sidelines are clear, when she is too tired to hold on, perhaps she will lie down and have a good sleep herself.”
Kunlun and Fan Lu were still a bit intolerant.
The two looked at Long Lao, who still wanted to speak.
The two of them looked at Elder Long and wanted to say something, but Gu Qingying, who had been drinking porridge, slowly put down the spoon and calmly said, “Sister Lu and Brother Kunlun, I think Elder Long is right, let Yu Lan go. ”
A calm tone of voice, not even the slightest rise and fall in tone.
It was just that with these words out.
The old man, Kunlun and Fan Lu at the table all looked at Gu Qingying with stunned and astonished eyes.
Young lady …… how could she say such calm words?
Feeling the gaze of the three Long Lao’s people.
Gu Qingying’s expression choked.
Inside the restaurant, the atmosphere was suddenly awkward and frozen.
Elder Long, Kunlun and Fan Lu were all puzzled.
Kunlun and Fan Lu were intolerant of Zhang Yulan.
Long Lao was also an elder who had seen a lot of storms before he could speak calmly.
And Gu Qingying’s calmness was what made the three people’s hearts tremble.
You should know that …… Qin Ye ended up in a vegetative state because he saved Gu Qingying, and Zhang Yulan’s current state was also caused by taking care of Qin Ye.
It was incredible that Gu Qingying, who was the person in question, maintained this kind of calm.
What’s more crucial is this.
Ever since Qin Ye’s accident, Zhang Yulan had taken care of him, and the subsequent chain of events, Elder Long, Kunlun and Fan Lu had all watched.
From the beginning to the end, Gu Qingying was always immersed in guilt, and her defense of Qin Ye and Zhang Yulan far exceeded everyone’s.
And now …… these words suddenly put the three in a bit of a trance.
“Is there anything wrong with what I …… said?”
Gu Qing Ying’s red lips were mouthing, slowly opening her mouth to inquire.
Only her voice was low and she appeared to be a little weak in her heart.
“Cough cough cough ……”
The mysterious man coughed lightly twice, drawing the eyes of Long Lao’s three people over, “Actually, what she meant was indeed the same, why stick to wallowing in the past, the days always have to look forward, the Bureau of Heavenly Killing has just pa*sed, what we need to do now is to work harder to get the immediate situation under control after Chen Dong leaves, and then develop in a good direction.”
At these words.
Elder Long, Kunlun and Fan Lu’s expressions eased slightly.
Elder Long said slowly, “Dingtai is developing in an orderly manner on this side now, and with Old Man and Lin Lingdong together, and with the returned Zhou Yanqiu and Zhou Zunlong as pawns, everything is flowing smoothly.”
“Chu Reed’s entertainment company in Kyoto is also developing very well, and based in Kyoto, with the resources of the two Zhang Chu families as backing, there is no need for me to worry about it all the time.” Fan Lu followed suit.
Since Chen Dong had left, in order to better stabilise the situation and supervise the development.
Elder Long decisively distributed the three most profitable industries under Chen Dong’s command to various people.
He was in charge of Chen Dong’s cornerstone Dingtai Company, and together with Lin Lingdong, they rode the wave in the real estate industry.
Fan Lu, on the other hand, was responsible for interfacing with the entertainment company run by Chu Reed in Kyoto.
As for the Qin family’s side, Kunlun is solely responsible for it.
Only by placing people in each place and treating them with twelve thousand points of energy, was Long Lao this sure that when there was a big change, he would not be in a state of confusion and would be able to meet it head on with aplomb.
Both Elder Long and Fan Lu looked towards Kunlun.
The mysterious man and Gu Qingying also dropped their gazes onto Kunlun.
Only everyone didn’t notice that Gu Qingying’s expression eased a little when she looked at Kun Lun.
Kun Lun pondered for a moment and said, “After the young master left, I sent Lone Wolf to the Qin family to a*sist Qin Xiaochen, since the young master’s last thunderbolt fell, the Qin family has been much more honest, but these days, I always feel something bad from the feedback from Qin Xiaochen and Lone Wolf.”
“What’s not good?”
Elder Long frowned and asked, “Could it be that after Lin Lingdong doesn’t care about the Qin family, Xiao Qian still can’t be suppressed by relying on Lone Wolf?”
“It’s hard to say for sure, there’s also some uncertainty in Xiao Qian and Lone Wolf’s feedback.”
Kunlun shook his head, “It seems like because of the young master’s departure, the Qin family who had honestly kept their heads down saw a glimmer of false hope again.”
“Oh …… this bunch of things!”
Long Lao looked huffy and outlined a cold smile, “Xiao Qian’s nature is on the soft side, Lone Wolf is not capable enough, this time without Lin Lingdong’s iron-clad suppression, with the young master gone, do they, the group of monkeys, really think that there is no tiger in the mountain and that monkeys are the hegemon?”
As he spoke, Elder Long’s expression gradually turned cold and stern.
It was as if the coldness emanating from his body caused the temperature inside the restaurant to plummet a notch.
The mysterious man said slowly, “This matter, we have to knock some bones in advance, Chen Dong was the one who broke the bones of the Qin family last time, since they still want to raise their heads, let’s bleed them again.”
“Would it be too arbitrary to do so?”
Fan Lu was a daughter after all and had a finer mind, “The feedback Brother Kunlun got from Xiao Qian and Lone Wolf is only suspicious yet.”
Long Lao shook his head and said with a cold and stern expression, “The special matter is special, the young master left, the Bureau of Heavenly Murder dissipated into nothingness, but the young master still has to compete for the Chen family’s headship, with his departure, these last two and a half months, if we cannot maintain this answer sheet of the young master to the Chen family, the variables are too big, arbitrary or not, it doesn’t matter!”
The voice was cold and stern, and even penetrated with a bitter killing intent.
For a moment, Fan Lu and Kun Lun were both a bit alarmed by Elder Long’s decision.
This already had a vague meaning of “I would rather kill a thousand by mistake than let one go”.
As the topic unfolded, Elder Long, Kun Lun and Fan Lu’s minds were not on Gu Qingying’s body, and they even seemed to have completely ignored the calm words Gu Qingying had just said.
Long Lao slowly exhaled a breath and suddenly dropped his gaze onto Gu Qingying, “Young Madam.”
This shout caused Gu Qingying’s expression to panic for a moment.
But in an instant, she calmed down again.
“Elder Long, what’s wrong?” Gu Qingying asked.
Long Lao said with a cold and stern expression, “Please accompany young madam to the Qin family in the recent period, so that the Qin family can see who their master is!”
Gu Qingying was a little frightened.
“You are the young madam, once the young master leaves, you are the head of the family of this house, it is also time to go and show off your status as the young madam, so that the Qin family of Xishu can pay their respects.”
Long Lao did not feel that there was anything wrong with Gu Qingying’s mood and said slowly, “This is called …… deterrence!”
“Good, good Elder Long.”
Gu Qingying lowered her head, a pair of eyes flooded with watery light, but at this time gradually fire up.
The Qin family of Xishu …… that was the richest man in Xishu in the past!
In the past, I, Lin Xue’er, was not even an ant in the eyes of the Qin family of Xishu!
Who would have thought that this one day and night, I, Lin Xue’er, would be able to go to the home of the richest man in Xishu, to a*sume the status and enjoy the worship of the entire clan of the richest man in Xishu?
Such glory …… was given to me by this face!
Subconsciously, Gu Qingying slowly raised her jade hand and gently stroked her face.
The eyes gradually became misty and fiery ……
The breakfast was soon over because of the Qin family’s business.
Long Lao went to Dingtai as usual.
Kunlun and Fan Lu, on the other hand, went out to buy food and prepare for lunch.
With Chen Dong’s departure, it was as if everyone had lost their backbone all of a sudden, and the days went by uneventfully after the companies they were responsible for had been dealt with on a regular basis.
In the restaurant.
Gu Qingying and the mysterious man were slow to move.
The two of them were sitting at the dining table.
The atmosphere was so stagnant that it was suffocating.
Time pa*sed by minute by minute.
For Gu Qingying at this moment, feeling the cold, sullen gaze of the mysterious man gave her a sense of trepidation like sitting on pins and needles, like a man’s back.
Every second, she was in an endless anxiety.
The mysterious man stood up.
Gu Qingying, who was sitting on the main seat, but her delicate body trembled violently.
She did not dare to look up, her eyes staring at the ground in fear.
In the line of sight, a pair of feet appeared close by.
“Raise your head.”
The mysterious man’s hoarse voice said in a low voice.
Gu Qingying’s shell teeth instantly bit her red lips, terrified but not daring to resist, as she slowly lifted her head.
A clean and crisp slap landed directly on Gu Qingying’s face.
“Do you know that you almost spoiled something big just now? When speaking without saying anything, using such a calm tone to find your presence, who do you …… think you are?”
The pain on her face was hot and sharp.
Gu Qingying’s shell teeth clenched her red lips, tears in her eyes, but she did not dare to retort.
Because she was clear that she had indeed said the wrong thing just now.
And the mysterious man in front of her was the one who gave her everything now, the …… master!
Everything that the mystery man could give her, the mystery man could also take it all away.
There was a poof!
A loud sound, abruptly, came from the upper floor of the villa.
This sound immediately caused the mysterious man’s eyes to change greatly, and Gu Qingying even instantly lost her colour.
There was only one person upstairs …… Zhang Yulan!
Could it be that …… had been discovered?