Su Ran came out. She was very happy and said, "Let's go, Xiang Bei. My team is only competing in the afternoon. Now I'll take you to have a good meal! Have a good celebration."
The two of them arrived at the most famous restaurant in Amethyst City and ordered a table full of good wine and dishes.
Xiang Nanzhi said too much and couldn't finish his meal, but Su Ran didn't care about it. He only ordered large amounts of dishes and said that he couldn't pay Xiang Nan's commission, but at least he could eat better and drink better.
However, at the same time of eating and drinking, she would suddenly be silent, her hair lowered for a while, and then she would start to move her chopsticks with a smile.
She must have given her father's birthday present to an outsider, so she must be sad.
"My name is Xiang Nan."
"Huh? What?" Su Ran was stunned for a moment before stopping the chopsticks in his hand.
Xiang Nan took a sip of wine and said, "My name is not Xiang Bei. My real name is Xiang Nan."
Su Ran gave Xiang Nan a big smile, "Thank you for being honest with me, but since you hid your real name, there must be a reason for that. I'll call you Xiang Bei in the future, okay?"
"Alright." Xiang Nan lowered his head and drank.
"What's going on!" Xuan Qingzhu was furious, "Who exactly is behind this? Who has been ruining our plan!"
One of them bowed and stood in front of Xuan Qingzhu, saying, "It's hard to say, but when he was in exile on the island, it was said that there was a person named Xiang Bei who used to move on the island."
"We suspect that there is a 20% chance that the Void Stone fell into the hands of that person named Xiang Bei, but there is a greater possibility that it was taken away by the people from Thirteenth Street."
"Xiang Bei?" Xuan Qingzhu frowned, "What does this name have to do with Xiang Nan?"
That person said, "It shouldn't matter. Perhaps it was a coincidence, or perhaps it was an admirer of Xiang Nan who deliberately chose such a name to mock us."
Xuan Qingzhu said with a gloomy face, "Think of a way to find out who Xiang Bei is. Whether he is interfering or not, I need to find out who he is."
"Yes." The man nodded and retreated.
Xuan Qingzhu played with a ball of flame in his hand and muttered to himself, "Xiang Nan, Xiang Nan, you are really haunted. Even if you die, you will bring us endless trouble."
Amethyst City, Arena, at night.
This afternoon, a member of Su Ran's team went on stage. Fortunately, he won the match in the end, which gave Su Ran great encouragement.
The bright moon was in front of them, and the stars were shining. The citizens of Amethyst City had already learned that Su Ran's business was going on tonight. The entire arena was packed with 100,000 seats.
Everyone was shouting Su Ran's name.
Backstage, Su Ran was already making her final preparations. She glanced at the song that she was going to sing tonight, but her palms were sweating all the time.
"It's been a long time since I've been so nervous." Su Ran forced a smile.
Normally, she had a large number of followers, but because of the current financial crisis, she had already dismissed all her followers.
In the dressing room backstage, Xiang Nan was the only one accompanying her.
"Don't worry, you'll be fine." Xiang Nan smiled and cheered Su Ran on.
"Really? Do you have such confidence in me?" Su Ran asked.
"Of course." Xiang Nan nodded, "It's as if I have confidence in my own strength!"
"That's right. I don't want to see who I am." Su Ran raised her head proudly.
The two of them left the dressing room and arrived at the end of the corridor. In front of them was the arena. Beams of sunstones gathered in the center of the arena.
The performance was about to start. Su Ran walked around nervously. The significance of this performance was great. If the performance failed, then the following competition would lose its financial support.
Right at this moment, a gentle hand grabbed Su Ran's small hand.
Su Ran looked up and saw Xiang Nan's brilliant smile.
"Come on! Come on!" Xiang Nan said to her.
Su Ran nodded forcefully. Suddenly, she felt a lot more at ease in her heart, "Don't worry! My Su Ran's singing can conquer everyone!"
With that, she strode towards the arena with high spirits.
At that moment, the crowd applauded loudly.
Xiang Nan hugged his shoulders and looked at her departing back. There was a very rare smile on his face. More of that smile was admiration.
"You can do it, Su Ran, you can definitely do it." Xiang Nan muttered to himself.
The singing begins.
Beautiful songs spread throughout the arena.
The audience was intoxicated by what they heard.
Surprisingly, under such high pressure, Su Ran actually had an extraordinary performance. The melody she sang today was even more beautiful than before.
Even Xiang Nan couldn't help but indulge in this song.
He thought of that snowy night and the scene of Su Ran also performing in the arena, while he was waiting in line for the roasted chicken with lotus leaves in the back alley.
In his mind, he also remembered the first time he had seen her at close range and left with her on his back.
Unknowingly, amidst applause and flowers, the performance ended perfectly.
It was already late at night, and the spectators refused to disperse for a long time. The spectators outside the arena still surrounded Pine Street.
Su Ran's face turned red with excitement. When she ran back, she gave Xiang Nan a big hug.
Immediately after, she jumped out of Xiang Nan's embrace as if she had escaped. Her face flushed slightly and she whispered, "Hmm … How was my singing?"
"That's great." Xiang Nan applauded, "It's perfect! Other than my mother, this is the most beautiful song I've ever heard."
Su Ran raised her head proudly, "That's right! Is there anything wrong with my singing?"
Xiang Nan smiled and squatted down, saying, "As a reward for you, come, I'll carry you away."
Su Ran chuckled. Obviously, she also thought of the scene of her first encounter with Xiang Nan. She took a few steps back like a prank, ran forward, accelerated, and pounced on Xiang Nan's back.
"Hold on, let's go!"
Xiang Nan leapt into the air.
"Wow! So beautiful!"
Above the clouds, Su Ran was lying on Xiang Nan's back, his eyes shining, "I've never seen the starry sky at such a high altitude."
Beneath the boundless galaxy was Xiang Nan and Su Ran, and further down was the boundless sea of clouds.
Apart from Heaven Origin realm martial artists, even ordinary flying demonic beasts rarely flew to such heights.
Xiang Nan enveloped Su Ran with his Dipper Qi, helping her resolve the awkwardness of the thin air.
"Is it beautiful?" Xiang Nan smiled and said, "Look at the boundless universe, and then look at the boundless sea of clouds."
"You will find that your body and mind have become more open. You will find that some of the trivial things in your life have become less troublesome."
"Yes." Su Ran said excitedly, "I feel that my chest has become broader."
"Aiya, I almost forgot! Quickly let me go. Tomorrow is the tenth day. My team is going to compete, and the puppet hasn't been repaired yet."
"Hurry up and take me there. Repair the puppets that will be participating in the competition tomorrow. Otherwise, it will be too late."