In the manor. Lu Li gradually regained consciousness. He closed his eyes for an hour to rest. He felt he had slept for decades. He was so feeble that he did not even have the strength to sit up.
Actually, he could tell that physically, he had recovered. However, the weakness in his soul made him unable to move a finger. He had just recovered from a dangerous situation, light-headed. Even breathing was difficult.
Bai Xiashuang had been taking care of him. Delightedly surprised, she threw herself onto him. Lu Li had just woken up. Her action almost got him choked and faint again…
Fortunately, Ding Gui was here. He asked Bai Xiashuang to stand up. Embarrassed as she was, she never looked away from Lu Li for fear that he might pass out.
“Saint Lord, how are you feeling?”
Ding Gui asked with concern. He did not use psychic power to check because he could tell that Lu Li was in a better shape. He must be well now that he could wake up.
Lu Li opened his mouth, only let out a feeble voice, “I am tired. Please let everyone leave. I need to rest quietly for a few days.”
Ding Gui understood. Waving his hand, he said, “Please leave the room. I will take care of Saint Lord.”
Lu Zhengyang was in here as well. He did not ask many questions hearing Lu Li’s words. Lu Zhengyang merely nodded and said with a smile, “Let’s go then.”
Bai Xiashuang wanted to stay, but Lu Feixue dragged her out. Bai Xiashuang was active all the time. Lu Li would not get any rest with her here.
Everyone went out. A patriarch of the Demon-slaying Hall stayed outside to guard and not even Patriarch of Law Enforcement was allowed in.
Of course, Patriarch of Law Enforcement would not be so impulsive as to break in. Being informed that Lu Li had woken up, Patriarch of Law Enforcement felt he could breathe again as if Lu Li was the solution to everything and every problem.
“I should be ashamed of myself…”
Patriarch of Law Enforcement was Lu Li’s great-grandfather. Letting his great-grandson to take care of everything? How could he think in this way? He was mortified.
“It seems like I should cultivate.”
Patriarch of Law Enforcement stood in the yard for a while. He made up his mind. When Xing Mu was in power, it was Patriarch of Law Enforcement and Deputy Master that handled everything. Therefore, Patriarch of Law Enforcement had little time to cultivate. Now, he had even less time to progress because Lu Li preferred to be a hands-off boss.
Patriarch of Law Enforcement felt he was useless, and he had to count on Lu Li for everything. The Asmodian Lord had died. The Eastern Land of Oceans had been conquered. The other three alien races would not pose any threat. Patriarch of Law Enforcement decided it was time to cultivate.
When he started cultivating, who would take care of the Demon-slaying Hall? Lu Li never cared about those odd jobs. What was more, it was Lu Li that really needed a large amount of time invested in cultivation. Patriarch of Law Enforcement would never want Lu Li to waste time on trivial matters.
The other patriarchs were either not trusted by Patriarch of Law Enforcement or they are just incapable. After much thought, Patriarch of Law Enforcement believed that Lu Zhengyang was the proper candidate.
He took Lu Zhengyang to a side hall. Looking at his own son, Patriarch of Law Enforcement did not have a deep feeling of familial bond for he had rebuilt his soul many years ago.
Patriarch of Law Enforcement first asked about the Lu Family, “Is everything alright at the City of Mystic Armor?”
Lu Zhengyang bowed with respect. “Father, everything is going well. Because of Lu Li, our family gained considerable fame. We have many powerful warriors joining our family. Now, we have five patriarchs at the Earth Immortal Realm. With the three pieces of new lands, we have been harvesting many Mystical Materials and other resources. Therefore, powerful warriors are growing up rapidly.” Lu Zhengyang said.
“Address me as Patriarch of Law Enforcement!”
Patriarch of Law Enforcement said coldly, “I have erased my memory and I have little to do with the Lu Family. Here, I am the Patriarch of Law Enforcement. Do you understand?”
“Yes!” Lu Zhengyang answered seriously. But inside, he was delighted to hear Patriarch of Law Enforcement said he had little to do with the Lu Family. In the old days, Patriarch of Law Enforcement would just say he had nothing to do with the Lu Family…
“If everything is okay with the Lu Family!”
“Then can you come to the Demon-slaying Hall to help? You can give more liberty to the Lu Family or you can ask your Uncle Five to take care of things.” Patriarch of Law Enforcement said.
“Come to the Demon-slaying Hall to help?”
Lu Zhengyang was taken by surprise. He had just recovered from being poisoned and it was the prime of time for the Lu Family to develop. How could he leave the Lu Family? Those years ahead were critical to lay a solid foundation so that the Lu Family could create a glory of tens of thousands of years.
Lu Zhengyang was not particularly bond to the position of Family Patriarch. He was just having other concerns. “Patriarch of Law Enforcement, the Lu Family has many matters right now to be taken care of. I think… I need to stay for a few more years.” He answered.
“What can happen to the Lu Family?”
Patriarch of Law Enforcement said coldly and waved his hands no. “Your Uncle Five is very capable and he is good enough to govern the Lu Family. Actually, who of the Great Land dares to offend the Lu Family? Coming to the Demon-slaying Hall, you don’t have to erase your memory. Also… when you are in my position, do you think anyone will go and create trouble for the Lu Family?”
Lu Zhengyang was not comfortable to hear what the Patriarch of Law Enforcement had to say at first. But he was shocked to hear the last piece of the latter’s words. Lu Zhengyang opened his eyes wide, trembled and said, “Your… position?”
Patriarch of Law Enforcement was second only to one, practically, the actual leader of the human race because Lu Li was hands off. Patriarch of Law Enforcement managed the entire Demon-slaying Hall and by that, the entire human race.
Patriarch of Law Enforcement gave a nonchalant reply, “You think I will only make you just an average patriarch of the Demon-slaying Hall? If so, why would I drag you here? I might just as well let you stay with the Lu Family.”
Managing the Demon-slaying Hall was tempting. On top of that, Lu Zhengyang did not have to rebuild his soul. If he could become the Patriarch of Law Enforcement, then the entire Great Land would be related to the Lu Family. His orders must be obeyed.
Lu Zhengyang still had concerns after some thoughts. “Taking your position. And you will…”
“I will cultivate to reach the Semi-God Realm!” Patriarch of Law Enforcement explained.
“Okay, I see!”
Lu Zhengyang understood. It had been years since Patriarch of Law Enforcement reached the peak of the Earth Immortal Realm. He had never made the step to the Semi-God Realm. It seemed that Patriarch of Law Enforcement was determined enough to abandon his position.
Lu Zhengyang was still not confident. “I don’t think many patriarchs of the Demon-slaying Hall will listen to me… when I am in your position. After all, I am not senior enough or capable enough. I have never served at the Demon-slaying Hall before…”
“It doesn’t matter.”
Patriarch of Law Enforcement waved his hand. “Lu Li is the Grand Master. He killed the Asmodian Lord and ruined the Asmodians. He enjoys high prestige at the moment, and you have my support. Who will have a second opinion? If anyone does, tell them to go to hell!”
“Go to hell?”
Lu Zhengyang was speechless. But Patriarch of Law Enforcement did make a point. Lu Li was famous, and Patriarch of Law Enforcement had great authority. Nobody would say otherwise. Those that did could be executed.
“Okay. I will accept!”
Lu Zhengyang made up his mind. He felt he could even stand up taller. His grandson was the hero of the human race. He did not have to be afraid of anyone.