Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 714 - Is There Only One Room Left?
Chapter 714: Is There Only One Room Left?
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Jiang Hongyan was surprised by Xu Que’s funny accent and the way he danced.
“What…what is this dance music?” she asked, puzzled. Although she didn’t understand the lyrics, she liked the music and thought it was quite unique!
Xu Que said guiltily, “This is Indian dance music. Actually, I am not at all good at it!”
“Your singing and dancing are…pretty good!” Jiang Hongyan nodded happily, commenting seriously.
“You flatter me!” Xu Que smiled humbly, but in his heart he was secretly sighing!
He had just tried to creep up on her, but she spotted him right away. Apparently, his previous sneak attack had made her alert!
No, that won’t do!
As the King of Tough-Acting, I won’t tolerate such a failure! Why do I feel so guilty? It was too humiliating that I had to sing that Indian song when she spotted my action!
I have to turn the tide!
Xu Que straightened his back and said with a faint smile as he played with the Red Rope of Marriage, “Hongyan, I remember I can perform a kind of magic trick. Do you want to have a look?”
“A magic trick? Are you a member of a Demonic Sect?” Jiang Hongyan asked calmly, as if she wouldn’t be surprised if Xu Que was really a member of a Demonic Sect! Because Xu Que’s actions were even meaner than those of Demonic Sects!
“No, how could I, a scholar, join a Demonic Sect? The magic trick is a term in the slang of my hometown. Here you call it conjuring,” Xu Que explained, shaking his head.
“Oh!” Jiang Hongyan nodded slightly, her face still calm. She was not interested in his magic trick.
Finally, to get her attention, Xu Que said, “Hongyan, do you believe I could make this red rope disappear in front of you without using the storage ring?”
“Oh? How will you do that?” Jiang Hongyan opened her eyes slightly and looked at Xu Que curiously.
“Please reach out your hand first!” Xu Que smiled mysteriously, trying to create an interesting atmosphere.
Jiang Hongyan reached out her hand after a short hesitation. Her wrist exposed from her robe sleeve was so white and dainty!
“First, I will bind this red rope on your hand for two rounds to get some Heavenly Qi!”
Xu Que started to bind one end of the rope on Jiang Hongyan as he explained.
Jiang Hongyan didn’t reject him and just let him bind the rope on her hand. Then she said, shaking her head, “I haven’t reached the stage of a celestial, so I don’t have the Heavenly Qi!”
“No problem, you will have it as long as I believe that!” Xu Que said shamelessly as he tied a knot. Then, he bound the other end of the rope on his own wrist and explained, “Now I will bind the rope on my hand to get some handsomeness!”
Jiang Hongyan was still quite calm and said nothing!
“Next, it’s time to witness the miracle! Look!” Xu Que said as he also tied a knot on his wrist!
A faint red halo appeared on the red rope. Then the red rope just disappeared.
This meant that the predestined marriage between them had been fixed!
“What?” Jiang Hongyan, who didn’t know what had happened, was quite surprised and confused!
For she could sense that Xu Que had done nothing just now. He just bound the rope to their hands and the rope really disappeared!
“How did you do that?” She was curious at last.
Xu Que’s actions were always so weird!
For example, the black stick that he used to knock her unconscious and the red rope that just disappeared weren’t something ordinary cultivators would have!
Xu Que loved showing off. He said with a wicked smile, “This is a secret! I will tell you if you kiss me, hug me, and raise me up!”
“…” Jiang Hongyan fixed her eyes on him quietly for a while. Then, she closed her eyes and went back to cultivating.
Xu Que was dumbfounded!
She is so cold! Since she lost her memory, she also forgot all my efforts before!
As expected, it is so difficult to flirt with the Empress!
However…we have been connected by the Red Rope of Marriage! How could this be?
Xu Que sat beside her suspiciously and decided to wait for all possible changes!
Nothing happened in the next half hour!
Damn! Could the red rope be a fake one? Xu Que was confused.
However, the Empress’s mind was also in disorder! She took pleasure in tranquility. But she didn’t know why she couldn’t focus on cultivation for more than half an hour after talking with Xu Que. It was quite abnormal!
Inexplicably, she wanted to walk around and have a look at this “strange” world!
At first, this idea seemed insignificant. However, as time went by, she became more and more eager to go out and have a look!
“Xu Que!” Finally, she opened her beautiful eyes and called Xu Que.
Xu Que was shocked. “What?”
Jiang Hongyan stood up and said in a low voice, “I want to go for a walk. Could you follow…go with me?”
She originally planned to say just follow me. However, follow me seemed more abrupt than go with me. She had just changed her wording inexplicably because she felt she couldn’t talk to Xu Que in that tone.
Go for a walk? Is this a date?
Xu Que was surprised. Then he agreed, “Fine! I’ll go with you!”
Deep in his heart, he was quite delighted!
Before Jiang Hongyan lost her memory, she wouldn’t say “go with me to have a walk”. Now, when she had lost her memory, it happened suddenly. It must definitely have been caused by the Red Rope of Marriage, which could create opportunities for him to be with her!
“I want to take a walk in a place with lots of people,” Jiang Hongyan added.
“Sure! No problem!” Xu Que replied.
“Aren’t you afraid of being spotted? They will still be looking for me now!” Jiang Hongyan said.
She believed that Xu Que escaped with her because he was not able to kill all the powerhouses at the threshold of the Crossing Calamity Stage.
The real reason was that Xu Que attacked with two punches that cost 10,000 Acting Tough Points each, which made his Taoist Connotation quite fragile, even with the assistance of the automatic recovery function of the System!
However, after several days’ rest, he had already regained his power and was not afraid of anyone!
“I’m not afraid of it at all! Don’t worry! The reason I left with you was not because they were too powerful, but because you used to tell me it is not wise to kill too many people! I’ve kept your words in my mind! Moreover, they would also be your underlings in the future, how could I kill them?” Xu Que said shamelessly.
Jiang Hongyan was slightly stunned and said after a while, “You remembered what I said before?”
“Of course!” Xu Que said with a shiny smile.
Jiang Hongyan nodded slightly and became silent. However, her heart couldn’t calm down!
No wonder he was so upset and disappointed when he found I’d forgotten him! He remembers everything I said and did before. He really loves me! But I’ve forgotten him completely, which must hurt him greatly! Before regaining my memory, maybe I should treat him well!
As she thought of this, Jiang Hongyan said in a low voice, “Let’s go.” And they started walking side by side.
Xu Que didn’t think too much. He started to pray that all the hostels in the nearby cities could have only one room left tonight!
However, when they arrived at the Ancient City, they found only a few cultivators in the city. After all, this city was in the area of the Celestial Burial Valley, which was quite desolate. Basically, no cultivators would come to this city when there was no important business.
But Xu Que had become a renowned person in the East Continent!
When he and Jiang Hongyan appeared in the Ancient City, everyone was shocked and it caused an uproar.
“Holy crap! It’s Xu Que!”
“Run! Xu Que is here!”
“Hell, why should we run away? We didn’t offend him before!”
“You are not afraid of him, but I have a younger sister. I’m afraid she might be dragged away after being knocked unconscious by Xu Que!”
“Damn! Your younger sister is only four years old!”
“Right! She is four this year and no longer a three-year-old child! I should ensure her safety!”
Wherever Xu Que went, all the cultivators with female family members would run away immediately to avoid him!
Their actions made Xu Que quite speechless and embarrassed!
Luckily, Jiang Hongyan didn’t care about that at all. Her eyes were fixed on everything in the Ancient City and she was completely immersed in her own world!
However, the news that Xu Que had shown up was soon spread everywhere.
Early the next morning, the outlanders with a powerful kill intent came to the Ancient City together with several Patriarchs of the East Continent.
But they found nothing for Xu Que and Jiang Hongyan had left a long time before!
A patriarch got astonishing news. He reported it to the old man at the threshold of the Crossing Calamity Stage with a weird expression, “Several hostel keepers said Xu Que asked them whether they had only one room left in their hostels. Then, he left for other cities together with the Holy Senior when he knew there were a lot of empty rooms left!”
All the outlanders were stunned! Then, they started yelling angrily, “What a bastard! Why did he want one room? Come on, keep searching for him!”
For the next two days, they still failed to find Xu Que and Jiang Hongyan! When they arrived at a place, they would find out that Xu Que and Jiang Hongyan had left a long time before. And the reason was always the same – Xu Que couldn’t find a hostel with only one room left. All the outlanders were totally annoyed by that!
“Just tell Xu Que, we will wait for him outside the Celestial Burial Valley! If he doesn’t show up, we will slaughter the East Continent!” The outlanders couldn’t take it anymore and decided to use this cruel threat to get Xu Que, because they had almost run out of time!
Their threat made the entire East Continent upset!
At the very beginning, people believed Xu Que was invincible. When the outlanders started to threaten him, people started to know something was wrong!
“Oh, no, our prediction is wrong! If Xu Que could kill cultivators at the threshold of the Crossing Calamity Stage, how could he hide himself according to this style?”
“Crap! If he doesn’t show up, we will be killed because of him, right?”
“Damn! As far as I know, there are still five cultivators at the threshold of the Crossing Calamity Stage among those outlanders!”
All of a sudden, many cultivators were terrified. They started to prepare best-grade Spirit Stones and planned to escape by taking the teleportation devices.
However, some big families and sects, who couldn’t abandon their big businesses, were just like cats on hot bricks!
Someone of the Gong Family said publicly, “Xu Que, can you hear me? Are you going to make all the people in the East Continent die for you?”
Someone of the Bai Family also said, “Xu Que, if you are a man, just stand up! Can you really bear to see innocent people killed because of you?”
Buttface said, “The one whose family name is Xu, I am no longer your buddy! One should answer for what he does himself. Just show up!”
Duan Jiude, “Friends of the Exploding Heavens Faction, don’t come and drink with me. I am quite busy now!”
The Faction Leader of the Utopia Faction, “Screw it!”