“The! The, I meant the Shao Clan.”
Not only were Hei, Onyx and Qiuyue surprised, but Jingfei was also surprised by her own words.
She had seen so many interesting things from Hei.
Every difficulty in her life literally became child’s play when she had Hei’s assistance. And somehow, after hearing ‘our Shao Clan’ so many times from Hei, it became easy to say it.
Needless to say, Hei was quite pleased with her slip of the tongue.
It meant that part of her felt like a part of the Shao Clan, making it that much easier to pull her in after her issue was resolved.
Qiuyue, on the other hand, was raising her guard.
It seemed the Dark-Skinned Con Man not only influenced one’s emotions but also one’s subconscious thoughts.
She shook her head as she looked at Jingfei who had been too lax around him.
Seeing this, Jingfei’s face flushed.
“Why don’t we head inside. I’m sure you will be stunned by the interior design, Qiuyue.”
“Hm? Did you design it yourself?”
“No. It was Young Master Hei.”
Jingfei pulled Qiuyue by the hand and led her into the residence.
Onyx and Hei followed behind them.
[Boy, it seems you are close to obtaining a vassal.]
Hei was surprised to hear Onyx’s voice.
[Mm. That is what we call those who have sworn allegiance to a titled envoy.]
[So, Vassal is a state of being?]
[Indeed. There is a ceremony in which the titled envoy will bestow their regalia upon the vassal, creating a life-long bond.]
[But, what will the regalia be? I don’t have any such thing.]
[Hm? The Heavens didn’t tell you?]
[What do you know so far?]
[Reclaim that which was stolen, resonance, four have gathered, a fated pair-]
[A fated pair? You have a fated pair?]
[Well, the other soul does, but yes.]
[And it’s one of those two little girls with white hair?]
[A king and a fated pair. Even causing resonance. White hair, hmm.]
[Oh? Is there some deeper meaning behind the white hair?]
Hei was interested to find out.
They still had no clue why Bai’s hair suddenly turned white.
[Oh. No, it was just interesting.]
[Are those other titled envoys close to you? You have a good relationship?]
[Same parents for two of them, and the other is the fated pair, so…]
[Eh? Are your parents also envoys?]
[Not that I’m aware.]
[This… Do any of you share a birthday?]
[All of us. And the fated pair seems to have been born on the exact same day as I was.]
[Hehe. Heh. Hehe.]
[What is it?]
[Never mind that. Tell me, is that all you were told by the Heavens?]
[There was the whole ‘rain down justice’ thing.]
[Mm. A regular part of the package.]
[And then Heavenly Revocation.]
Hearing this, Onyx fell to the ground.
It wasn’t until a few seconds later that he floated back up again.
He sounded extremely excited as he spoke.
[Y-you have been given Heavenly Revocation?]
[Is it something to be so worked up about?]
[Something to be worked up about? Do you not know what this means?]
[What does it mean?]
[You aren’t merely a king, Boy. You are the King of Kings. There hasn’t been one for the past thousand years as far as I’m aware.]
Hearing the excitement in Onyx’s voice, Hei couldn’t help but rain on his parade.
[No, Fellow. I am no ‘king of kings’. The other soul is.]
[Ah… But you can still use Heavenly Revocation, correct?]
[And those spirit roots in your spatial fold were revoked?]
Onyx had seen the spirit roots Hei had taken from Wu Dong.
[Can I have them?]
[Hm? Have them, as in?]
[You have Heavenly Revocation, so surely, you also have Heavenly Bestowal, right?]
[What? How can this be?]
Onyx seemed to be greatly disappointed by this news.
[Hm, wait a moment.]
Hei had an idea.
He closed his eyes and looked to the sky as he spoke in his mind.
‘So… Where is Heavenly Bestowal? Are you trying to skimp on me?’
In response to Hei’s thoughts, the entire sky dimmed, and the ground started shaking.
“THIS WAS NOT THE INTENDED PATH. ONE MUST ONLY SEEK ASSISTANCE FROM THE HEAVENS WHEN IN DIRE NEED.”
Hei was not having any of that.
‘Hey! You are the one making me run around doing your errands. When I ask for things just shut up and give them to me. Do you think I need your nonsense?’
“UM… I’M NOT SUPPOSED TO GIVE… THIS IS KIND OF AGAINST PROTOCOL.”
‘Who cares about your protocol?’
Before long, rain clouds started building up, and rain started to fall on Hei, and Hei alone.
“THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN DEEMED WORTHY SHALL RECEIVE BOUNDLESS BLESSINGS! HEAVENLY BESTOWAL!”
‘That’s more like it.’
He could feel the flow of information and the pain in his head, so he raised his hand up to his face.
Qiuyue and Jingfei stopped and turned around to face Hei, who had stopped walking.
When they saw him, they were left stunned. They could see Hei standing alone, pained by the chaotic world around him.
Hei noticed them through the gaps in his fingers and thought it was the perfect chance.
“A destroyed mountain. Sigh. That is indeed what one would see.”
“…” The Heavens