Jiang Lan looked at Senior Sister Xiao Yu and felt that it was rather dramatic to be called young by a Senior Sister who looked like that.
He said nothing.
According to his age, he was indeed younger.
The late-stage Essence Soul Xiao Yu should be over 200 years old.
This was the cultivation speed of a genius.
If one’s talent was slightly worse, one might already be over 300 before one reached this realm.
The Heavenly Human Race’s Miao Xiu had perfected his Essence Soul after cultivating for merely more than 200 years. He was also considered a genius.
It would normally take around another 300 years for one to progress to the Void Refinement Realm from the Essence Soul Realm.
Little took less than 300 years, while most took more than 300 years.
Therefore, it was still considered pretty fast for Jiang Lan to take around 500 more years to become an immortal on the surface.
As for Senior Sister Ao, she should become an immortal within the next 300 years.
However, the matter of the engagement had yet to spread in Kunlun.
There was no announcement, just a verbal agreement for now.
There should be a confirmation of the matter later on.
After all, only one dragon had come. It was impossible that he could call all the shots. There should be more dragons coming in the future for this matter.
After the decision was finalized, it would be announced immediately, and he would have to hide for hundreds of years.
He needed to do so to reduce his exposure to the world.
After packing, Jiang Lan placed the trash in the backyard.
There was no sign of the innkeeper.
He did not see the Pixiu either.
“The Pixiu hasn’t returned yet?” Xiao Yu asked when Jiang Lan returned to the counter.
“Mn, I haven’t seen him since he was chased out by the dragon the last time,” Jiang Lan replied calmly.
At this moment, he subconsciously reached out to hold the teacup beside him.
However, just as he reached halfway, Xiao Yu suddenly jumped over to hold the teacup.
Jiang Lan was a little surprised. Catching a teacup wasn’t difficult, but it wasn’t that easy to react so quickly.
Senior Sister Xiao Yu was extremely talented.
Meanwhile, Xiao Yu was happy to have caught the teacup.
She seemed to have a sense of accomplishment.
She had specially prepared for this just now and was waiting for this to happen. Otherwise, she wouldn’t have noticed it.
On the other hand, as soon as Jiang Lan entered the room, he immediately noticed the teacup. Although Xiao Yu did not say anything, she was very surprised in her heart.
Could a normal person’s mental state be so high at this age?
Xiao Yu felt that it was impossible. Even someone who had just become an immortal might not have such an exaggerated mental state.
“Boss didn’t ask about it, so it should be fine,” Xiao Yu replied.
Jiang Lan nodded, not saying anything. As for the other things that would fall, he didn’t have any intention of taking action.
Since Senior Sister Xiao Yu wanted to play, he didn’t want to disturb her.
Otherwise, he would easily offend her.
Making someone unhappy was equivalent to bringing trouble to himself.
“After some time, some people from the Dragon Race might come. Does Junior Brother know of this matter?” Xiao Yu asked curiously.
“I’ve never heard of it,” Jiang Lan said softly.
He really did not know, but it should be about the marriage alliance.
He hoped that nothing would happen then.
He did not want to be at the center of attention.
Of course, a marriage alliance would definitely put him at the center of attention.
He just wanted the matter to not put him at a spot where he was even more exposed.
For example, making him fight against some young dragons.
“I heard that the Dragon Race is here for a major event. There might be some trouble. Junior Brother, it’s best if you pay attention to the matter. “Xiao Yu reminded him.
It was just a reminder. She had no idea what would actually happen.
“Many thanks, Senior Sister.” Jiang Lan bowed his head in thanks.
It seemed like he had to pay attention.
After settling the matters here, he would pay more attention to the outside world when he returned to seclusion.
He would also make a reminder array formation.
Since the matter concerned himself, he would not ignore it.
Xiao Yu nodded her head and did not say anything else. She continued to calm down and tried to capture the appearance of the ripples.
Once ripples appeared, it meant that a bottle was about to fall.
This was indeed a good place to cultivate.
However, she was unable to comprehend it at the beginning.
After successfully catching two bottles, Xiao Yu finally asked what she had been wanting to ask.
“Junior Brother, what do you think is needed to learn the Dragon Slaying Sword?”
She wanted to get a general understanding of the situation so as to prevent future troubles.
This question was a little difficult for Jiang Lan, but he remembered the conversation he had with his master that morning.
Then, he said with an uncertain tone.
“You will probably need a dragon-slaying mindset.”
This was his own guess. He did not know if it was right or wrong.
When the time came for him to learn about the Dragon Slaying Sword, he could ask again.
He would tell this Senior Sister of his when the time came.
If they still had a chance to meet.
The other party told him about the matter regarding the Dragon Race, so he would treat this as a return gift.
It wasn’t a big deal, but it was still useful.
Xiao Yu opened her mouth and hesitated for a moment before choosing to speak.
“Junior Brother hates Senior Sister Ao?”
“I don’t hate her,” Jiang Lan replied directly.
The last time Xiao Yu asked a similar question, it seemed to be asking if he did not like Ao Longyu.
He could not answer that question.
But this question was easy to answer.
He really didn’t hate her.
Of course not.
“Oh.” Xiao Yu did not probe further.
The door to the inn suddenly closed.
Jiang Lan and Xiao Yu were stunned.
It was abnormal for the door to suddenly close, but neither of them panicked.
Jiang Lan began to take precautions. His strength could erupt at any moment.
Furthermore, this wasn’t just his superficial strength; it was the power of a Void Refinement cultivator.
He would not let down his guard.
“Come to the backyard.”
A voice suddenly sounded in Jiang Lan and Xiao Yu’s minds.
Jiang Lan and Xiao Yu looked at each other.
It seemed like they had both heard the same thing.
It was the innkeeper’s voice.
Jiang Lan moved towards the backyard.
Xiao Yu too jumped off the chair and followed him.
“Junior Brother, what do you think the boss called us for?” Xiao Yu asked on the way.
Jiang Lan thought for a moment, then said.
“It’s probably because of why my master made me come here.”
His master had asked him to come here to seek an opportunity that could help him breakthrough.
Today was the last day, so if there was really such an opportunity present here, it would definitely be today.
If not, he didn’t care either.
Xiao Yu nodded. It was just a coincidence that she had come here. However, if she was given the opportunity to choose whether to come here or not again, she would definitely choose the latter.
Becoming stronger was what everyone wanted.
Everyone wanted to cross the threshold of becoming an immortal.
The two of them came to the backyard and saw the innkeeper sitting on a wooden chair in front of the field with his shoulders facing them.
Jiang Lan and Xiao Yu arrived before the innkeeper.
It was as they were asking why the boss wanted them to come here, especially since he had chosen to close the door today.
“Today is your last day of helping out here. As a reward for your work these few days, I’ll give you two something.”
The innkeeper looked at Jiang Lan and Xiao Yu as he pointed to the end of the field and continued.
“Go straight ahead. It will depend on yourself to see how much you two can and will comprehend.”
Jiang Lan and Xiao Yu immediately looked towards the end of the field.
In Jiang Lan’s eyes, at the end stood a willow tree, while in Xiao Yu’s eyes, she saw a spirit spring.
The two of them thanked him and walked towards the end of the field.
On the way, Xiao Yu asked curiously.
“When Junior Brother was hired, did you take a bottle of wine?”
“Yes, I did. The boss had said that it was a reward for helping.” Jiang Lan nodded.
Yes, they had received their salary from the very beginning.
Unexpectedly, there was another one now.
Xiao Yu wanted to say something, but she quickly realized that Jiang Lan was no longer around.
She was not surprised and walked towards the spirit spring.
She knew that the willow tree that Jiang Lan saw was different from hers.
Therefore, the place they were headed to should also be different.