Chapter 547: 547
Mo Lian leaned against the back of the chair in a languid and alluring manner . When one looked at her, she was truly the complete opposite of the woman on the drawing, but neither she, nor the branch leader felt any worry due to this .
They had braced the danger of entering the Ghost Realm for the sake of bringing her back . Even if her personality had changed, it was very unlikely that they would abandon her .
“So, tell me about the one who has come to pick me up! How does he look?”
Mo Lian was a person who liked beauty . It was natural that she wanted her so-called savior to look good, and she was already starting to imagine the most attractive person possible within her mind .
However, when she asked this question, she noticed that the branch leader’s face turned somewhat awkward .
He could not help but cough slightly as he placed his hand above his lips, trying to hide the smile on his face .
“Well, it happens to be some sort of beast . I think it is a snake . ”
Silence descended on the hall as it took quite a long time before the words managed to take root in her mind .
“A snake?” Mo Lian was full of disbelief, her eyes widening in shock . Was this some kind of joke?
“Ah, yeah . He came alongside a young living human . At first, I was of the impression that it was the human who was looking for you, and that the snake was his contracted pet, but after spending some time alongside them, it seems that the snake is actually not a pet .
“As far as I understand, this snake had a human shape back in the world of the living, but to enter the Ghost Realm, he put some sort of seal on his strength, which also sealed up his human shape . ”
The branch leader would be lying if he said that he did not find the whole situation amusing .
Everyone knew that Mo Lian preferred good-looking ghosts . All the people who worked for her had to have an attractive face, but now she was told that her savior was a snake . How was she supposed to react to this?
While beasts did not exist in the Ghost Realm, the ones at the very top of the strength scale had the chance to meet the guardians of the ghost realm, the ox-headed man, and other half-human creatures .
These guardians had explained many things about the outside world to them, including the existence of beasts .
Unfortunately, the knowledge they had gotten about beasts was rather limited, and thus they could not view Lan as an equal .
Mo Lian, who had been full of excitement after hearing that someone had come to take her from the Ghost Realm, began to wither away in the chair .
“Could this snake have been my contract beast when I was alive?” She still held some semblance of hope that this creature was just a pet, but she also knew that it was not very likely .
Looking at the mirth within the branch leader’s eyes, she could only laugh mockingly at herself . “So what? I was into beasts when I was alive? Well, I guess it could be worse . I could be so unfortunate as to remember those memories . ”
It was obvious that Mo Lian was resistant towards beasts . As a ghost, it did make quite a bit of sense to be so resistant towards them . They had been told that beasts were pets, mounts, and food for the humans . Their bodies were of another shape than that of the humans; some had fur, others feathers . Some did not even have legs, and according to her lacking knowledge, snakes were among these .
The branch leader could not help but smile as he shook his head . “I do not care about your actual thoughts on this snake, but you have to pretend that you like him . This little slithering creature is our ticket out of this dreadful place . The snake has a decent personality, so it could be much worse . Just treat it as if he was your pet; I doubt he’ll mind that . ”
Mo Lian could not help but grunt in reply as she nodded her head . She removed the displeasure from her face and shook her head before she slowly rose from her chair and stretched her body .
The thoughts of the two ghosts were no foreign to the Ghost Realm . To them, the guardians of the Ghost Realm made them tremble with fear . Although the ghosts at the peak of the food chain within the Ghost Realm could not be beaten by any other ghost, these guardians could kill them with a simple flick of their fingers .
These guardians were scary, but also extremely ugly when compared to ghosts . Mo Lian, who had never seen anything that resembled beasts more than these guardians, could not help but hold a strong distaste for Lan .
“Let’s go visit that little snake then . ” Mo Lian decided that even if she had to force herself to be friendly with a beast, she would still do so for the sake of her future . She wanted to leave this gloomy and desolate realm, and to do so, she would abuse the affection that they had for her to the fullest .
The branch leader felt her thoughts, but he did not try to convince her otherwise . He did not care about the affection of the other party, nor did he feel connected to Xue Wei or Lan . The only reason he had been treating them well was because he wanted something from them .
In the end, a ghost was not a kind soul . They were ruthless to the core, and their selfishness knew no bounds .