Things Are Not How They Used To Be
Translator:EndlessFantasy TranslationEditor:EndlessFantasy Translation
If others wore the same color as him, he would still be the attractive one. To his surprise, the stranger in purple robes replaced him as the center of attention. The purple robes that the man was wearing did not showcase any complex embroidery patterns. Instead, it was merely loose and comfortable clothing. However, the man was able to carry the style very well. The color of the fabric was as bright as the beautiful tones of the dusking sky. It matched the man very well as if he was born to wear it.
When Ye Ling stood before him, he felt as if an impersonation of the man. The feeling made him very uncomfortable. After all, he was the governor of the entire city. The man was totally incomparable to him. He had tried very hard to showcase his power as a governor.He thought that he had successfully outshone the man with his charm, but the current situation had proven otherwise.
Carefully, he observed Di Fuyi with squinted eyes. An overwhelming sense of insecurity started to haunt him. If he could control the man, there was always a way to put the man to great use. If not, he would try every way to get rid of him.
A sudden idea occurred to him. He leaned down from the edge of the ship and looked at the clan leader. “I heard that someone claimed to be the son of the previous governor. Could that be you?”
The clan leader’s face turned pale. Hesitantly, he answered, “It was.”
Ye Ling gave him another smile and said, “After a century, I am sure that things are not how they used to be anymore, am I right? Especially the position of the governor. ”
Hua Zhichun gave him another look of disappointment before agreeing to him, “Yes.”
Ye Ling was satisfied. Sarcastically, he responded with a tone of delight, “Regardless of your identity, I will show you some respect for the sake of Miss Gu. I now grant you the gift of the Feng Xue temple in the southern part of the city.”
Hua Zhichun did not know what to answer, so he kept silent. Finally, Ye Ling left with his ship.
The sky was still pouring drops of blood. Occasionally, bloody red bats appeared to be diving from the sky and fell onto the greyish wizardry barrier before bouncing off. The sound of heavy raindrops was indeed very distracting.
The rain was something really normal for the people here though. Some of them had been living in the city for years, so they were not concerned about it. Their lives continued undistracted. However, for the villagers who had just escaped from the valley, it was their first time witnessing such a strange occurrence. Many of them found it very frightening.
Tie Dan made his way to Gu Xijiu and asked, “Brother Stone, do you think that the bats are powerful?”
Gu Xijiu answered him, smilingly, “Why don’t you go out there and fight them?”
Tie Dan touched his nose awkwardly and kept his mouth shut. Somehow, he felt that Brother Stone had been quite sarcastic recently. She must have acquired the sarcastic trait from her fiancé. He could not help glare at Di Fuyi angrily. No matter where they went, the man would always walk gracefully next to Gu Xijiu. He had certainly attracted much attention from the ladies.
After their arrival in the city, Tie Dan also noticed that many people were not as tanned as they were. Many citizens were quite fair-skinned, especially the people of the highest social class in the city. They dressed in exquisite clothing that complemented their light complexion.
Even the complexion of the governor was very fair. People would take notice of his high position in the lap of luxury very easily. He did not know that men could actually be so fair-skinned. Moreover, the ladies seemed to prefer men with a lighter complexion.
Disappointed, Tie Dan knew that the villagers were very tanned as compared to the people from the city. Along the way, the citizens looked at them as if a group of uncivilized people. He took a look at the clan leader and noticed the lack of joy from his expression. He did not seem very happy to return home. Instead, he looked concerned.