It’s not easy for adults when kids don’t understand. Shen Qingqiu forced a smile and spoke kindly, “It’s been a while, and Junior Brother Liu’s cultivation has become even more refined.”

Liu Qingge raised his chin slightly. “I just came out of seclusion.”

When Luo Binghe was besieging Cang Qiong Mountain, Liu Qingge had said “wait!” and indeed went into seclusion for cultivation. He came out of seclusion to save people. Shen Qingqiu touched his nose, feeling that a simple thank you didn’t seem enough.

Luo Binghe’s eyes shifted between the two of them as he interjected, “Still not as strong as me.”

Shen Qingqiu glanced at him. Yes, yes, you’re the strongest, the top hanging character in the entire book. How could you not be strong? Got it!

He turned back to Liu Qingge and changed the topic. “How did you know to find me in Southern Region?”

It turned out that after Liu Qingge came out of seclusion, he hurriedly rushed to Luo Binghe’s territory in the northern region of the Demon Realm. He fought his way in, causing havoc everywhere, but Shen Qingqiu wasn’t there, and Luo Binghe had also left in a hurry after giving some instructions. Liu Qingge first caught a demon woman named Sha something for interrogation - the interrogation methods of the Bai Zhan Peak only involved beating, at most different degrees of beating. He naturally couldn’t beat a woman, so he didn’t get any information. Fortunately, he ran into Shang Qinghua, who was loitering around doing nothing.

Liu Qingge didn’t have any mercy for this guy, and as soon as his fists were raised, Shang Qinghua spilled everything, including details of Shen Qingqiu’s life in the Demon Realm, his daily activities, and the crucial information about being captured and taken to the Southern Region.

After extracting the information, Liu Qingge intended to execute the traitor on the spot. Unexpectedly, Mo Beijun suddenly appeared. The two fought, causing half of Luo Binghe’s underground palace to collapse, which delayed them for some time.

This eventful and violent journey was Liu Qingge’s recent itinerary.

It took so much effort… Liu Qingge, truly a more reliable man than a real brother!

Shen Qingqiu finally remembered that there were important matters to discuss. He spoke seriously, “Alright, let’s stop here, Junior Brother Liu. I have something important to tell you.”

Liu Qingge said, “Go on.”

Shen Qingqiu said, “Are you familiar with Tian Langjun?”

For cultivators, this name was legendary.

Several years ago, during the battle where Tian Langjun was suppressed under Bai Lu Mountain, the four major sects mobilized their forces. Although Cang Qiong Mountain was also part of the main force, only the former peak masters of the previous generation participated in the battle. Among the current peak masters of Cang Qiong Mountain, only Yue Qingyuan, as the Chief Disciple of the Peak of Soaring Heights, participated and played a crucial role.

Of course, Liu Qingge wouldn’t be unaware of this. “The previous Demon King? His physical body was destroyed seven or eight years ago.”

Shen Qingqiu said, “The destruction of the physical body doesn’t mean death. It’s also possible that he shed his shell.”

Liu Qingge raised an eyebrow. “Like you?”

Shen Qingqiu felt ashamed and coughed. “Exactly.”

Liu Qingge didn’t pursue the matter further. “He has come out. And then?”

Shen Qingqiu said, “Tian Langjun plans to merge the Demon Realm and the Human Realm.”

“You mean he plans to invade the Human Realm?”

Shen Qingqiu knew that it was easy for ordinary people to confuse these two concepts.

When it came to “merging,” many people thought it meant “unification,” but that was not the case. What Tian Langjun planned to do with the Heart Demon Sword was a literal “merging.”

The Demon Realm and the Human Realm were like two sides of a piece of paper, existing in different spaces. Drawing a line on the front of the paper, no matter how far it extended, couldn’t reach the back.

However, the Heart Demon Sword could splice the front and back of this piece of paper into the same plane.

To give an example, there was the Luo River in the human realm and the Burial Bone Ridge in the Demon Realm, two places in different realms. In the original story, Luo Binghe, with the Heart Demon Sword as the key, merged the two realms, and Burial Bone Ridge was “spliced” into the middle of the Luo River, becoming an isolated island.

After a simple explanation, Liu Qingge furrowed his brow. “Can such a thing really be done?”

Of course, it could be done. Luo Binghe successfully accomplished it in the original story!

Shen Qingqiu nodded silently. Liu Qingge thought for a moment and said, “This is a big deal. We need evidence to gain the trust of the sect leaders.”

Speaking of evidence, there really wasn’t any. Shen Qingqiu was feeling a headache when Luo Binghe suddenly spoke up, “Why don’t you ask me, Master?”

Before Shen Qingqiu could answer, Liu Qingge scoffed.

His scoffing was justified. Luo Binghe had demon bloodline and had long since turned against the sects. He had a notorious reputation, turning the Illusory Flower Palace into a cult organization under his control. Although its strength was not weak, the four major sects had long expelled it from their ranks. As a major cultivation sect, it had lost its actual influence and couldn’t be of any help.

So, asking him probably wouldn’t yield any results…

Shen Qingqiu understood this in his heart but couldn’t say too much. Otherwise, Luo Binghe’s fragile heart might shatter even more.

He forced a few dry laughs, but before he could finish, he suddenly felt a slight weight on his shoulder.

Luo Binghe’s head gently leaned against his left shoulder.

Shen Qingqiu thought he was acting spoiled again and shook him slightly. But upon closer inspection, Luo Binghe’s eyes were closed, appearing peacefully asleep.

He can sleep while standing! We were just having a good conversation earlier!

Shen Qingqiu reached back and held onto his arm, preventing him from falling off the flying sword, and called out softly, “Luo Binghe?”

No response. After a pause, Shen Qingqiu lowered his voice even further, “Binghe?”

After calling twice, he slowly opened his eyes. Shen Qingqiu noticed his distracted gaze and couldn’t help but ask, “Are you really tired?”

It hadn’t been long since they left the Sacred Mausoleum, and although Luo Binghe’s injuries had healed quickly, there might still be some lingering effects. It was possible for him to feel dizzy.

Luo Binghe shook his head. “No.”

Shen Qingqiu pondered for a moment and then turned to Liu Qingge, who was coldly watching them. “Junior Brother Liu, after we pass through the border, why don’t you go ahead and return to Cang Qiong Mountain? Consult with the Sect Master and the other sect leaders.”

Liu Qingge’s eyes narrowed slightly. “And what about you?”

Shen Qingqiu replied, “I might need to delay my return. Bing… Binghe is in this state, and I think it’s better for him to rest before continuing.”

Liu Qingge retorted, “I came here to bring you back.”

Shen Qingqiu hesitated, and Luo Binghe remained silent, lowering his head and looking quite obedient. Shen Qingqiu said again, “Just for one night.”

Liu Qingge looked at Luo Binghe nestled behind Shen Qingqiu and said sternly, “Not even for one night.”

Then what should they do?

An hour later, the three of them arrived at the largest inn in the city after passing through the border region.

This city was far from the Central Plains, with many small sects but rarely encountering such handsome and ethereal figures. Three of them came out together, each one more attractive than the other, attracting a lot of attention. Liu Qingge walked proudly, leading the way with his sword in hand, and stepped across the threshold first.

The lobby was luxurious, spacious, and brightly lit. A waiter immediately came forward to greet them. Shen Qingqiu said, “Junior Brother Liu, are you really going to accompany us?”

He always felt that Liu Qingge was the type of person who didn’t belong to the mortal world, who didn’t need to sleep, or if he did sleep, it would be on a spiritual platform surrounded by clouds.

Liu Qingge stood with his sword in hand, coldly saying, “I’m not at ease.”

As he raised his eyelids, he happened to see Luo Binghe behind Shen Qingqiu, silently snorting twice. His eyes turned wicked, a disdainful smile curled his lips, and a malicious glint overflowed from his eyes. Liu Qingge was instantly furious, his hand gripping his sword’s hilt so tightly that his veins bulged. Shen Qingqiu, seeing this, hurriedly said, “Let’s talk things out, don’t get angry.” He turned back, and Luo Binghe innocently blinked his eyes, his lips slightly pale.

The waiter smiled and asked, “Are you here for accommodation, esteemed guests?”

Liu Qingge ignored him, Luo Binghe looked like he could collapse at any moment, so Shen Qingqiu had to respond himself, “Yes.”

The waiter asked, “How many rooms do you need?”

Shen Qingqiu replied, “Three…”

Luo Binghe interjected, “Two rooms.”

Liu Qingge almost wrote “ambitious and detestable” on his face.

Luo Binghe smiled and asked in return, “Excuse me, who will pay?”

Shen Qingqiu and Liu Qingge hesitated for a moment.

Shen Qingqiu, of course, didn’t have these things with him after just escaping from the demon cave. Liu Qingge, on the other hand, was even less likely to have them. After killing all the way here, how could he remember to carry money?

Luo Binghe calmly said, “It’s on me. I don’t have enough money, so two rooms will do.”

Shen Qingqiu said, “…Junior Brother Liu, don’t worry about it.”

This problem couldn’t be solved at the moment. Without money, they couldn’t just use their cultivation tools or the sword. They didn’t know if Luo Binghe did it on purpose. Shen Qingqiu couldn’t easily draw a conclusion now. After receiving the room keys, Liu Qingge walked ahead, Shen Qingqiu in the middle, and he turned back helplessly, saying, “If you keep provoking your Master like this, I’ll sell you to make money.”

Luo Binghe tilted his head back and said, “Master, you’re always so ruthless.”

The front-facing Liu Qingge glanced back, wrinkling his nose with a look of deep disdain.

To make him show such an expression, Luo Binghe was quite remarkable.

The two rooms were right next to each other.

Room allocation was a serious matter.

Liu Qingge had his considerations. Luo Binghe’s actions and behavior were always inexplicable, and he had a heavy aura of wickedness. He even hugged a corpse for five years. Now, this living person was right in front of him.

Could he let him have his way?

Sparks seemed to be flying in the air. Shen Qingqiu remained composed, opening the door, turning around, and closing it.

After closing it, he suddenly opened it a crack again. “Well, rest well, you two.”

The sparks instantly turned into ice.

Liu Qingge: “…Hey!”

Is he teasing him?!

Luo Binghe’s forehead turned completely dark, accusing, “Master, he will kill me.”

Shen Qingqiu raised his index finger at Liu Qingge. “You can hit him. Just don’t hit him to death.”

Joking. He definitely didn’t dare to share a room with Luo Binghe. Sharing a room alone with him in the middle of the night would be seeking death!

Yes, Shen Qingqiu insisted that he was still straight! Reading “Proud Immortal Demon Way,” a harem cultivation novel, was solid proof!

He also didn’t dare to share a room with Liu Qingge. Although Liu Qingge was the epitome of the first straight male in Cang Qiong Mountain, he was unapproachable when Luo Binghe, the petty king of jealousy from the demonic realm, was involved.

In conclusion, Shen Qingqiu happily said, “That’s how it’s decided.”

Luo Binghe choked back tears. “…How could you bear to do this, Master?”

Shen Qingqiu chuckled and decisively closed the door, leaving the two petrified figures outside in the windy corridor.

He had originally planned to find a place to rest because Luo Binghe seemed weak and exhausted. But now that he looked at him, he seemed fine, didn’t he?

What a waste of concern!

After bathing, Shen Qingqiu changed into clean inner robes. With nothing else to do, he saw a few thin booklets stacked on a small table by the window. The covers of the booklets were flashy, making it difficult to read the titles, but they were labeled with numbers like “One,” “Two,” “Three,” and so on. He picked one of them and leaned against the headboard to read.

Glancing through the booklet, the prose was flowery, the narrative was entangled, and it was accompanied by exquisite illustrations. Shen Qingqiu was about to read it more carefully when a long-lost system notification rang out.

System: [Hello. Notice One: The satisfaction level has exceeded a certain value, and the conditions for obtaining a key item have been met. Please be prepared to receive it. If you fail to catch it when it drops, the item will be invalidated.]

The key item. The fake jade Guanyin that could reduce 5000 points of anger?

Shen Qingqiu tossed the booklet aside. “Wait a minute. ‘The satisfaction level has exceeded a certain value, and the conditions for obtaining a key item have been met.’ Does that mean the key item couldn’t be used before reaching a certain satisfaction level?”

System: [Correct understanding.]

Then what was the use of asking him whether to use the key item before?

He clicked to activate it, but if the conditions weren’t met, wouldn’t he still have to use the situational push?

Besides, this item was not useful anymore. Shen Qingqiu sincerely felt that even if he didn’t mess around with Luo Binghe and didn’t mess around with anyone else, the anger level of the male protagonist wouldn’t increase.

Even if he beat Luo Binghe to death, it would only increase the satisfaction level…

System: [Notice Two: High energy ahead. A significant mission is about to appear at Zhao Hua Temple. Please be prepared to accept the mission. Enjoy.]

Version 2.0 also has a high-energy warning ahead!

Come to think of it, recently Luo Binghe had been getting too close, but the satisfaction level hadn’t been increasing. Shen Qingqiu had been puzzled by this.

It wasn’t because Shen Qingqiu was narcissistic, but based on Luo Binghe’s temperament of exploding with anger, cursing, and hitting with just one glare, one insult, and one attack, it wasn’t scientifically accurate for it not to double.

Could it be that he didn’t hear and missed the notifications?

He opened the database and confirmed that the satisfaction level hadn’t increased much.

He asked. The system replied: [Due to the frequent increase in the satisfaction level in recent times, in order to save system resources, the satisfaction level will now be settled on a monthly basis. Enjoy.]

Monthly settlement?

Shen Qingqiu had a premonition that it would be a terrifying number…

Just as he was about to recall if there were any important plot points at Zhao Hua Temple in the original novel, the wooden door of the room was lightly knocked.