“Hey, it might be a bit dangerous, so if you want, you can return home for now and wait for me to finish.” Yuan said to Tian Yanyu, who immediately frowned upon hearing his words.
“Are you still looking down on me? I told you that I can handle myself, right? If I turn out to be a burden, you can leave me alone to die because I will deserve it.”
“Leave you to die…? You know very well I can’t do that.” Yuan said with a bittersweet smile.
“Alright, if you want to follow me, go ahead.”
Tian Yanyu was a peak Spirit Lord despite her seemingly young age, so she could be considered quite talented for this world’s standard.
Of course, since Yuan was suppressing his spiritual energy, Tian Yanyu was unaware of Yuan’s cultivation as a peak Spirit King.
With that being said, Yuan didn’t bother suppressing his aura, so she knew that he was a formidable individual— at least that’s what her instincts and experience told her.
Compared to her fellow disciples, Yuan was multiple times more powerful.
Sometime later, the young bandit led Yuan and Tian Yanyu to this large building.
“We’re here, Young Master.” The young bandit said to Yuan, who had his eyebrows raised.
Meanwhile, Tian Yanyu had a deep frown on her face.
“Are you mocking us right now?” Tian Yanyu muttered in a cold voice.
The building itself wasn’t the problem; it was the environment and the situation outside of this place that made Tian Yanyu furious.
There were multiple women wearing heavy makeup and revealing clothes standing outside this building, and they were all glaring at Yuan like foxes.
It was clear what kind of purpose this place served, and the only person there that didn’t understand the situation was Xiao Hua, who was too innocent to know about these kinds of things.
“I-I am most certainly not mocking you, Young Lady! This is truly the Stone Bandits’ hideout! They have been operating this entertainment business for over 50 years now!” The young bandit quickly said, trying his best to defend himself.
“This is certainly a surprise.” Yuan mumbled out loud, “When you hear about bandits, you normally associate them with the wilderness. This is the first time I’ve heard of bandits hiding within the city, acting like gangsters instead.”
The young bandit then spoke, “I don’t know the Stone Bandits’ leader’s name, but he should have a pretty high standing in this place.”
“What should we do?” Yuan turned to look at Tian Yanyu, who was glaring at the building with a disgusted look on her face, as she hated the concept of women selling their bodies for money.
However, before she could respond, the workers at this building approached them with bright smiles on their faces.
“Handsome, are you new here? I have never seen you before, and I would never forget a face as handsome as yours.”
“How would you like to spend the day with me? Not only will I give you special service, but I won’t even charge you a single copper.”
“Is this your girlfriend here? I won’t mind even if she joins us…”
These women quickly surrounded Yuan. However, when they got too close, a burst of flame suddenly erupted from Yuan’s body.
“Young Master, should I just burn this whole place to the ground and call it a day?” Feng Yuxiang’s voice resounded the following moment.
“There’s no need to be so upset. They’re just trying to do their jobs.” Yuan shook his head inwardly....
He then said to the ladies, “Sorry about that just now. We are actually here to see your boss. Is he available right now?”
“Our boss…?” The ladies exchanged glances with each other.
“Do you have an appointment? The boss doesn’t meet with anyone that doesn’t have one.” One of them said.
“We do. Tell your boss that Tian Yanyu is here for her appointment.” Tian Yanyu suddenly said.
“I understand. I will go tell my manager.”
One of the ladies went into the building while the others went to speak with other nearby pedestrians.
“Tian Yanyu? There’s nobody with that name on the appointment list.” The manager said after hearing the woman’s words.
“Really? That’s what she told me, though.” The woman said.
“She’s probably just another ordinary whore trying to get a job at our Passion Palace. Ignore them.”
“I don’t think that’s the case… That woman was really beautiful and looked nothing like one of us, and she had a handsome young man and a child with her.”
“It doesn’t change the fact that they’re not on the appointment list and that they’d lied to you. Ignore them!” The manager exclaimed.
Sometime later, Yuan said, “It’s been a while since that woman went inside.”
Tian Yanyu sucked her teeth, “They probably realized that we didn’t have an appointment, or they’re just trying to ignore us.”
“What are you going to do now?” She then asked.
“If they want to ignore us, we will do the opposite and force them to acknowledge us.” Yuan said.
He turned to look at the young bandit and said to him, “Bring us to your boss.”
“Y-Yes…” The young bandit wanted to cry, but he had no choice but to obey Yuan’s words.
The young bandit proceeded to lead Yuan and the others inside the building.
“Welcome to the Passion Palace! What kind of entertainment are you looking for—” The worker at the front desk stopped speaking when he noticed Xiao Hua’s figure.
“I’m sorry, but this place isn’t appropriate for children…”
Yuan glanced at Xiao Hua and cleared his throat, “Sorry, but we’re not here to have fun.”
He turned to look at the young bandit and continued, “Go tell your boss he has three minutes to show up before I blow up this entire place.”
Naturally, Yuan was only bluffing, but the young bandit and the others didn’t know that.
“R-Right away!” The young bandit immediately disappeared from their sight.