Translated by XephiZ
Edited by Aelryinth
"The higher-ups of the Mu Clan are going to regret this for the rest of their lives. I remember they purposely clarified not long ago that Mu Ningxue is no longer related to their clan in any way. I guess the glory won't be theirs, either!" Zhao Manyan exclaimed. He added, "Mo Fan, I'm pretty sure she… huh, where did he go?"
Zhao Manyan was just about to describe how Mu Ningxue had made a huge comeback when he realized the man he was talking to had already rushed up to Mu Ningxue like a little eunuch under the command of an empress, volunteering to give the empress a good massage on her shoulders.
Zhao Manyan was utterly speechless. When Mo Fan was displaying the strength of his character, he was usually as stubborn as the rock in a pit latrine, hard and stinky. However, when he was being shameless, he was willing to take on any role as required!
Mo Fan was complimenting Mu Ningxue non-stop like a machine gun.
Mu Ningxue was seriously scared of Mo Fan. The man finally stopped uttering the shameless words when she glared at him.
"We're done here, let's go celebrate by eating something nice, it's on me!"
The opening match ended perfectly. During the following half a month, there would be more exciting matches between the national teams, and by then, the names of extraordinary talents would spread to the public, too. However, with such an impressive start to the tournament, the team was starting to have a higher hope of achieving a better ranking!
Mo Fan ran away, dragging Mu Ningxue along behind him. It was supposed to be a celebration, but somehow, it had turned into a forced date once again.
"What's with the grimace? You should be happy since you've won the match? Weren't you waiting a long time to impress the world with your skills? Didn't you just do it?" Mo Fan asked.
"It's far from enough!" Mu Ningxue answered.
"You have to take it slowly, you've done a great job so far..." Mo Fan stopped being playful, his voice serious.
It seemed like the match today had allowed Mu Ningxue to vent some of the frustrations she had built up lately. She did not ignore Mo Fan completely, as she had a few days ago. Mo Fan was quite relieved about it; their relationship did not actually go back to square one!
Mo Fan asked Mu Ningxue how she had improved so much all of a sudden, and she fell silent.
It was shocking how strong Mu Ningxue had grown. Even though she was cultivating in seclusion when he left the team for Mount Tyrant, he simply could not believe that it was enough to let her grow so much stronger!
Mu Ningxue kept quiet. She was looking at the water flowing calmly not far away.
A few girls that looked like students walked past. They recognized Mu Ningxue who had such an outstanding performance in the opening match. They seemed very excited to see her, yet they did not dare to disturb the two. They only watched them from a distance.
"I am only worried about you. I hope the thing that helped you improve won't have any side effects," Mo Fan added.
Mu Ningxue shook her head. She briefly explained the Ice Crystal Bow and its pieces to Mo Fan.
"F**k me, are those scum of the Mu Clan from a cult or something? How did they even come up with such a scary way to refine a magic weapon?" Mo Fan cursed immediately after hearing her explanation. "So does that mean you can use the Ice Crystal Bow after combining all the pieces?"
"Mmm, but it's very easy to harm my own soul," Mu Ningxue confirmed.
When it was only a fragmented bow, Mu Ningxue's cultivation was slowly able to control the Ice Crystal Bow. Using it once or twice occasionally would not be a huge problem for her. But now, the Ice Crystal Bow had been completed, and it would be drawing more energy from her soul. If she was too careless, a single arrow might draw too much energy from her soul and crush it!
Mu Ningxue did not want to say too much to Mo Fan. She suggested they head back.
Mo Fan could easily tell that Mu Ningxue's mind was preoccupied with the thought of growing stronger. The energy she had obtained from the pieces was quite a lot, so she needed more time to refine them all before she could really control the Ice Crystal Bow.
In the end, the Ice Crystal Bow was just a magic weapon. It was unwise to rely too much on it. It was better if she could improve her own strength, and utilize her Ice Element potential to the max, so that she would no longer need to worry that the Mu Clan would try to get their revenge!
Mo Fan was a lot more relieved knowing that Mu Ningxue was fine.
"So..." Mo Fan was just about to discuss what Mu Ningxue's next step was when two men with huge builds suddenly stood between him and her.
Mu Ningxue knew Mo Fan would find all sorts of excuses to take advantage of her. As such, she was used to keeping a certain distance away from the pervert, Thus, someone was able to stand directly between them.
Mo Fan initially thought it was just two impolite pedestrians, so he waited for them to pass. To his surprise, the two Westerners just stood there without moving.
Mo Fan was not in the mood to pick a fight with some random pedestrians. He simply stepped forward, trying to move around the two blokes and regroup with Mu Ningxue to continue their conversation. To his surprise, a tall man with curly brown-blond hair in a luxurious outfit embroidered with golden silks was standing in front of Mu Ningxue.
"It is my pleasure to stumble into you here. Do you know, I almost fell asleep when I was watching the boring opening speech through the window of my booth, until you showed up. There is no word that I can use to describe your beauty..." the handsome man with brown-blond hair began. He directly expressed his affection in a polite way. "I'm sorry, I was just too excited to see you in person, so excited that I totally forgot to introduce myself. I am Beny Gustin from Spain."
Mu Ningxue was rather stunned. She was still talking to Mo Fan just a moment ago when this man suddenly appeared out of nowhere.
She had yet to react when she heard the students who were previously watching her from the distance screamed out in excitement.
"Beny, he's from the royal family of Spain. It's Prince Beny!" a white girl with a ponytail blushed. She was so excited, as if she had just seen a celebrity she admired the most.
"Oh my, it's really him! He's so handsome, even more handsome than how he looks in the photos!" another girl screamed.
The European girls were extremely excited. It was like they were about to rush toward Prince Beny in the next second, but they lost their courage when they saw the huge bodyguards standing beside Prince Beny.
Beny turned to the girls, smiling gently and politely. He was glad that the girls had helped to reveal his identity.
"Prince?" Mu Ningxue was rather surprised.
However, she was not as ignorant as Mo Fan. Even though many European countries had implemented new governing structures, some still retained the royal families that had lasted for a long time. They were usually quite powerful, and once had the strength to rule a country. They were normally well-respected and loved by the people of their country, unlike the magic clans in China.
Based on the conversation between the two girls, the man was actually from the royal family of Spain, and he was a European prince!
That being said, why did a prince show up all of a sudden? Mu Ningxue was utterly confused.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the wall of guards, Mo Fan's face was as dark as it could possibly be.
Mo Fan tried to move past the two European blokes to reach Mu Ningxue, but to his surprise, the two blokes kept trying to stop him. They were using their bodies as a screen between him and Mu Ningxue, just so that Spanish guy trying to roleplay a Prince could have some intimate time with Mu Ningxue!
The truth was, there was only one sentence that could describe what Mo Fan was currently feeling: Who the hell does this asshole think he is, trying to take away my lover by treating me like a puff of air?!
Mo Fan was utterly speechless when he saw the guy called Beny still having an enjoyable conversation on his own. Would there be anyone even more amusing to him than asking his bodyguards to screen away a man while picking up on the fellow's girlfriend?
Arrogant, this guy is simply too arrogant!
Mo Fan had always been hot-tempered. There was no way he could bear it!
"You two should get out of my sight right away. Otherwise, even calling the guards in Venice won't stop me from turning you both into cripples!" Mo Fan demanded with a dark expression!
"Stop wasting your time, we'll let you pass once the prince is done with his conversation..."
The bloke on the left was still in the middle of his speech when an invisible force clenched his throat, preventing him from saying another word.
The bloke on the right realized that something was not right. He immediately cast a spell, but Mo Fan was even faster than him. He simply shoved the bloke into the canals like he was waving at a fly.
"You asked for it!" Mo Fan waved his hand indifferently and tossed the bloke on the left into the canals, too.
After dealing with the two annoying underlings, Mo Fan walked up to Beny and pressed down hard on his shoulder.
"Friend, don't be so rough," Beny smiled calmly.
"Rough your grandma, go enjoy your cold shower!" Mo Fan lifted Beny up and tossed him into the canals without mercy.
Beny totally did not expect that. He was plunged into the water and was drenched. His handsome hairstyle had collapsed, and the makeup he put on his face was ruined. He looked utterly miserable.
The young women students immediately screamed out and rushed to the side of the canal. They actually jumped into the water, like love-struck fools trying to save their prince.
"He dares touch my, Mo Fan's woman? Is he tired of living? Was he seriously pretending to be some royal prince? Is he a retard? What year is this, yet someone is still referring to himself as a prince… I bet he watched too many dramas!" Mo Fan was totally infuriated. He snapped at the idiot still in the water, "Get out of my sight right now, or else I'll beat you up every time I see you!"
Mo Fan felt better after teaching the man a lesson and scolding him. One could find all kinds of birds in a big jungle!
"There are seriously lots of retards lately, right, Xuexue?" Mo Fan swore to Mu Ningxue.
Mu Ningxue did not know what to say when she saw how Mo Fan had taken out the men in an instant.
However, Mu Ningxue had not felt comfortable talking to the strange man. Since Mo Fan had already taken care of him, she would rather go back and cultivate.
On the way back, Mo Fan was still complaining about him. Mu Ningxue felt it was necessary to remind Mo Fan of something. She told Mo Fan in a soft voice as they were parting ways, "Some European countries do have royal families and princes still."
Mo Fan's jaw dropped. "Really? Why have I never heard about it?"
"You should read more books," Mu Ningxue replied calmly, and left.