371 Chapter 371: Inside the box

    "Also, there's no way to take it out without you dying, unless I wish for it. So please don't try screaming. Because before your scream can even reach the door, you will be killed by the little guy," He continued before he removed his hand from her mouth.

    "You're still alive! Do you want to kill me with that Insect?  Were you the one that killed Ruan?" She asked as she glared at Long Chen.

    "Indeed. It was me," Long Chen replied.

    "How did you survive? And why did you use that insect on me? If you want to kill me, why didn't you kill me directly?" Meng said. Even though she acted bravely, her heart was beating so fast because she was afraid.

    She was scared but it was as he had said, she couldn't take the beast out. All she could do was get answers.

    "Why would I want to kill you? I just want a single thing from you," He said as a grin formed in his face.

    "You want to have s*x with me? Is that it?" She asked as she stared at his face.

    "What if I say yes?" Long Chen asked as he looked at her with an interesting look on her face.

    Meng didn't say anything for quite some time before she moved her hand. She removed her top as she exposed her proud peaks.

    "You can do as you please," She said to him.

    "You have no shame, do you? I feel bad for the guy that's going to make you his wife. By the way, You're not bad looking, and I would have loved to spend some time with you before you caused us to fall to our potential deaths, but now that I know your true face, do you really think I would have such thoughts like sleeping with you?" Long Chen asked with a frown on his face.

    Meng felt her ego take a hit as she heard his reply. She had thought that since she was so pretty, there could only be one reason for Long Chen to not kill her. She thought that he wanted to spend a night with her and that's why he used the Heart Devouring Insect, but his rejection made her feel as if he was looking down at her. She didn't even cover her chest and sat bare in front of him.

    "Then what do you want?" She asked.

    "Nothing much. I just want you to do something for me. It's your wedding tomorrow, right?" Long Chen asked as she looked at her with a slight smile on his face.

    "Yes. What about it?" She inquired.

    "Well, I have a friend. His name is Manxiang Li. He will come here tomorrow before your wedding. All you need to do is agree to whatever he says. You're good at acting, so I'm sure that you'll manage. If you didn't do it properly, or if someone found out that you're not genuine, then the Heart Devouring Insect will kill you. Oh right, if you tell anyone about any of this, you'll die then as well," Long Chen told her.

    "You will get the Insect out of me if I do that?" She asked Long Chen.

    "Yup. I'll take the Heart Devouring Insect back after it's done and I will never trouble you. I won't even think of killing you," Long Chen said to her in full seriousness.

    "Alright. I'll do it," She nodded her head.

    "That's better. Oh right. I have another question. What was in that small box that you 'killed' us for?" Long Chen asked.

    "There was nothing in it. It was empty. From the information I had, there was supposed to be a special crystal inside that could help a person on their path of understanding the Law of Illusion, but when I opened the box in the Glorious Blossom Sect, I found it empty. That's why I left the Glorious Blossom Sect instantly as I was in such a bad mood," She replied.

    'I guess my hunch was right. The box was indeed empty. If I'm understanding her correctly, the Law Orb was supposed to be inside, but someone found the cave before us and took the law orb from the box. He must be the person that once upon a time stayed in the mansion I stayed at. That's why I found the Law Orb there,' Long Chen thought as he connected all the dots.

    "It feels strange to hear that we were pushed to our deaths because of an empty box. Your Senior Brother Ruan died because of that empty box as well," Long Chen chuckled as he said.

    "Oh right. Another question. Was Ling involved in your plan? Did she know that you guys wanted to kill us?" He asked another question.

    "No. We didn't tell her. Ling is an idiot and there was a possibility that she would have blurted something by mistake. There was no need to involve herself in something like killing someone," Meng answered him.

    "Yeah, she is indeed an idiot. If I'm not wrong, you were also the one that told her to break her engagement, right?" He asked.

    "Did she tell you that? Yeah, I did tell her to break off the engagement. She was always depressed at the fact that she was supposed to marry a stranger that she had never even met. She was a cultivator of the best sect of a great Empire while the guy was a poor boy of a small 2nd Rank Kingdom," She said.

    "She herself wanted to break off the engagement but she wasn't brave enough to take the step for that. I just gave her a slight push. I gave her the much-needed courage," she continued.

    "I guess I should thank you for that one," Long Chen chuckled as he stood up. Meng looked confused as she didn't understand why he thanked her.

    "Alright. I'm leaving. Don't forget. Tomorrow, Manxiang Li," Long Chen told her.

    "Oh right. That was a good show, but you can cover your chest now," Long Chen said as he stepped out of her room.

    He again used his Shadow Transformation as he left the palace.

    "Tomorrow should be fun," Long Chen muttered as he walked back to the hotel where he booked a room for himself and Manxiang Li.

    It was 2 am in the night as he entered his room and fell on the bed. He instantly fell asleep.

    He woke up at around 7 in the morning because of the heavy knocking on the door.

    He stood up as he walked up to the door. He opened the door and found Manxiang Li standing there.

    "Did you prepare everything?" Manxiang Li asked Long Chen.

    "Yeah. Everything's ready. Now all that's left is to go there," Long Chen replied.

    "Awesome. Let's go. I can't wait to see their faces!" Manxiang Li excitedly said.

    "There's no hurry. The wedding ceremony will begin at 12 in the afternoon. We still have around 5 hours. Wait in your room a little more. I'll tell you when it's the right time to go," Long Chen told him.

    "Alright, hurry up ok?" Manxiang Li said to Long Chen before he turned back and walked back to his room.

    Long Chen closed the door of his room.

    "Geez, this guy is so excited. It feels as if he is a child," Long Chen said with a wry smile on his face as he took off his clothes and threw them on the bed before walking inside the shower.

    After the shower, Long Chen came out as he dried his hair using a towel. He wore his clothes before he sat on the bed in a meditative position and began cultivating.

    He cultivated for hours and only stopped when it was 11 in the morning. There was only 1 hour left before the start of the wedding.

    He left his room and knocked on Manxiang Li's door.

    "About time," Manxiang Li said with a grin on his face as he opened the door.
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