Chapter 1100: She's Gu Ruoyun? (3)
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"Oh no! It was so difficult to uncover the Master of Medicine Manor's true face yet I had forgotten to curry favor with her. Perhaps I could have gotten one or two pills!"
Instantly, a voice of sudden realization rang out.
Everyone else looked very remorseful as well. They had forgotten about asking the Master of the Medicine Manor for pills. This had been such a good opportunity and they had let it slip!
As Lan Shao listened to the crowd's discussion, he forgot all about his anger. All he could do was to stare dumbfoundedly at Gu Ruoyun as she left. Under the sunlight, his expression was incomparably ashen and his eyes were full of remorse.
This woman really is Gu Ruoyun?
I have offended the person that I've wanted to gain favor from the most!
Each time he thought of this, Lan Shao would feel as if a hand had clasped over his heart and was squeezing it very tightly, making him feel as though he was going to crumble.
"No wonder she didn't care for me at all, she's Gu Ruoyun! Why had Miss Bai Yin lied to me? No! I must speak to Miss Bai Yin and ask her about the situation!"
Lan Shao took one more look at the direction Gu Ruoyun had left in before he left the streets as everyone stared disdainfully. He then hurried over to the Lan family residence...
At the Lan family home's rear courtyard.
Bai Yin was seated at a table and sipping a cup of tea in a grand and extravagant wing of the Lan family home. She stared at the white steam gently rising from the cup as a fierce light flashed through her icy features.
Whenever that name was mentioned, Bai Yin would grit her teeth hatefully. That feeling of hatred was enough to pierce through one's heart.
"I never expected that. I really never expected you to have survived!"
The events which had happened at the Medicine Manor has also reached Bai Yin's ears.
She simply never thought that Gu Ruoyun would be able to survive the sea of flames and arrive in Main City!
However, regardless of that, she would not let this woman live much longer!
Knock, knock, knock!
Someone knocked on the door to the room.
Bai Yin steadied her emotions and recomposed herself into her usual cold distant self. She then answered indifferently, "Come in."
The room's door was pushed open and soon, Bai Yin came face to face with a very gloomy-looking Lan Shao who entered the room.
She gently wrinkled her brow as a hint of confusion flashed across her eyes. She then asked icily, "Is there anything you need?"
Bai Yin's voice was like a cold wind in the middle of a severe winter, uncomparably bone-piercingly icy.
"Miss Bai Yin," said Lan Shao as he took a deep breath before raising his gaze towards the icy beauty who was seated in front of him. "I met someone on the street today, can you guess who that was?"
A bite of impatience flashed across Bai Yin's face as her voice became even colder and more distant than before. "Regardless of who you've met, I have no interest to find out."
"No, Miss Bai Yin, you would definitely have an interest in this person." Lan Shao's eyes flickered. However, the paleness on his face did not diminish. "Gu Nianye! I saw Gu Nianye today! I never thought that she would still be alive. Besides, I also learned that her real name is Gu Ruoyun!"
Since Bai Yin has a grudge against Gu Ruoyun, she must have known about Gu Nianye's true identity.
However, what Lan Shao never expected was that Bai Yin would hide this from him so that she could manipulate him to take revenge for her!
If he had known about Gu Nianye's real identity earlier on, he would never have dared to do as he pleased even if he had been given a hundred helpings of liquid courage!
Bai Yin smiled but it did not have any warmth in it. She was still as bitingly frosty as she said, "That's right, she is Gu Ruoyun! So what? It's a fact that she has offended the Red Lotus Territory!"
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Chapter 1101: She's Gu Ruoyun? (4)
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Perhaps, in the beginning, Lan Shao could still hold onto a small shred of delusion by hoping that the woman in green was not Gu Ruoyun and everything had been a plot concocted by everyone else to fool him. However, when he heard Bai Yin's reply, his last sliver of hope vanished and his face instantly turned as gray as ash. His expression was now filled with hopelessness.
"So she really is Gu Ruoyun. Why had you lied to me and said that she has no background?"
Lan Shao bellowed from the depths of his throat. It was easy to imagine the fiery anger that burns in his heart at the moment.
Bai Yin laughed icily as she retorted, "Knowing your guts, if I had told you that she was Gu Ruoyun, would you have continued to help me harm her? However, Lan Shao, you've realized this a little too late. Now that you're on the same boat as I am, she won't possibly spare you even if you want to get off this boat."
Lan Shao shut his eyes as his body trembled violently.
This time, he had indeed boarded a pirate ship!
No wonder Old Man Jiang and Old Man Gu still remained honor-bound to help her even when they were under the Red Lotus Territory's threat. Her status was really that special.
"What should I do?" asked Lan Shao as he cradled his head tightly. The space between his brows was full of agony and fear. "She's a pill master yet I have brazenly offended her! Knowing the power of a pill master's appeal, I'm afraid I won't be alive for very much longer."
Pill masters now hold a majestic position on this mainland because ever since the great war had exploded ten thousand years ago, all pill formulas have vanished from existence. Hence, that resulted in the pill masters having an existence similar to that of dinosaurs.
Any person who could refine pills would attract the attention of countless powerful cultivators who will bow before them and would do anything for them.
Hence, Lan Shao had already considered his tragic conclusion.
Bai Yin looked at the fear in Lan Shao's eyes and laughed icily in a nonchalant manner. "Isn't it too late for regrets now? Knowing that woman's savage and vicious methods, even if you were to beg for mercy, she won't possibly spare you! Hence, since that's the case, how about we continue our alliance and destroy that woman!"
Lan Shao laughed bitterly. "You speak as though it's so easy. How should I actually go about it? She is a pill master and is surrounded by powerful cultivators! Regardless of how powerful the Lan family is, we can't possibly kill her!"
"Lan Shao, have you forgotten where I come from?" Bai Yin slowly raised the corners of her lips yet her eyes carried an icy chill which would not melt. "I come from the Red Lotus Territory and our Grand Lord has broken through to the Martial Saint rank not too long ago! This is public knowledge on the mainland. Do you think that Gu Ruoyun's great power could go against a Martial Saint? I can tell you with utmost certainty that the Grand Lord is already rushing towards Main City and his objective is to kill Gu Ruoyun! Hence, this is your opportunity to shine. If you can destroy Gu Ruoyun, the Grand Lord will be extremely elated. When that time comes, he would certainly help the Lan family to become the only Great Family in Main City."
At this moment, Bai Yin was not yet aware that her words would come to fruition. Grand Lord Hong Lian was indeed rushing towards the Northern Block Territory.
However, his arrival would spell the Lan family's doomsday!
"Fine!" Lan Shao took a deep breath. Right now, there was only one way out for him.
If Gu Ruoyun was allowed to live, perhaps he would be the one who ends up dead!
Now that he has Grand Lord Hong Lian as a pillar of support, why should he fear those powerful cultivators anymore?