Chapter 528: 528
While Lan and Xue Wei were fully focused on cultivation, the branch leader was seated in his office, deep in thought . He knew that he had to contact the woman first, the one whom they called Li Zhiqing, but he knew as Mo Lian .
In the painting, which Xue Wei had drawn, he could see her gentleness, and her soft temperament . She was indeed a beauty made from water, with a lovable disposition .
If not for the remarkably similar facial features, the branch leader would never have connected this gentle woman with Mo Lian .
Mo Lian was the leader of another region . To reach this top spot within the Ghost Realm, one had to be ruthless and calculating . How were the two going to react when the person they had searched for happened to be so different from the one they had known?
The branch leader could not help but sigh in regret . The Ghost Realm truly changed everyone who came inside . You lost your memories, and along with it, your humanity as well .
He wished for so much more than to be caught in this dreadful and gloomy world where he never knew how long he would have to suffer, and he could imagine that Mo Lian would wish for precisely the same .
He shook his head and began writing a letter . The letter was quickly written before he put it in a scroll, and sealed it with his energy . Only Mo Lian would be capable of opening it now .
He then found one of his servants and sent him to the transportation array, with the purpose of personally handing the letter over to her . He did not trust that others would do a decent job .
Now that the letter had been sent, there was nothing more to do than wait . The branch leader wished to forge a good relationship with Xue Wei and Lan, but he soon found that these two were so focused on cultivating that they rarely stepped outside of the room .
He wished to talk with them about the chances of leaving the Ghost Realm, but he was not willing to be abrupt, and he also did not want to be annoying . Hence he held back, feeling more and more depressed .
The entire regional capital had spread the news of these guests staying at the branch leader’s mansion, and many ghosts were full of curiosity . While the branch leader was the strongest expert in the regional capital, there were others who were almost at the same level, and they were extremely curious as to who these figures were .
If these ghosts put their hands together, they would be able to get rid of the branch leader; however, they never considered doing so, as they feared the Whispering Oak Inn behind him .
It was also due to this that the branch leader always carried himself with arrogance and contempt when looking at them, and they knew that the pride he had was rooted deep within his bones . They had been of the impression that he would never flatter anyone .
But now they heard the rumors that this man had become humble and friendly, and their eyes glittered with excitement . They felt that if the branch leader would act like this, then the foreigners had something which was simply too alluring, and if it was that alluring to him, then it would be the same for them .
Thinking like this, the ghosts at the very top of the city all purchased gifts, and headed to the mansion belonging to the branch leader with the purpose of meeting Xue Wei . Lan was still not taken into consideration, as no one truly believed him to be a living being, but just a robot .
“Why are you here?” The branch leader glanced at the three ghosts that were standing outside his gates . Their faces held their friendliest smiles, and while a cunning gleam flashed by in their eyes, they all seemed sincere and friendly .
“We heard that an important guest has made his way to your abode, and wish to greet him . As the upper class within the regional capital, we cannot let such an important guest trouble you all the time . ” The ghost who spoke was strong and sturdy . His body was taller than the branch leader, and his arms were thicker than the branch leader’s legs .
Even so, cultivation for ghosts did not depend on physical strength, and while this ghost seemed much more overwhelming than the branch leader and the other ghosts gathered at the gate, he was actually the weakest .
A lean and tall ghost quickly nodded his head as he looked at the branch leader . “Do not worry, we have all brought gifts to show our sincerity,” he said . “You are the host, but as the regional capital belongs to the four of us, so naturally, we should share your burdens . ”
The branch leader was furious . He wished that he could bash them into the ground, and use them as spirit liquid, but he knew that he would not win, should a battle actually occur .
But he had already done so much . He was not willing to give the chance of escaping the Ghost Realm to someone else, and he could only grit his teeth in anger, not knowing how to advance or retreat .
At this moment, Xue Wei came down the stairs and noticed the stalemate outside the door .
“Lord Branch Leader, what is going on?” He puzzledly asked as he cocked his head to the side . The branch leader had a myriad of complex emotions flooding his heart, but he quickly explained the situation, while the other ghosts were openly staring at Xue Wei with inquiry and greed .
Sensing their displeasing eyes, Xue Wei frowned and looked at the branch leader . “I am but a mere ghost . I am already honored that you are taking care of me; I will not trouble the rest of them . “