Even though Yunyao and Tianqiong have shown themselves in front of everyone but who could have confirmed that they were indeed the legendary White Tiger and Azure Dragon? As long as she denied it, everyone would dismiss it as a rumor.
Besides, this old man had asked to see the two beasts from the start. Obviously, he did not have good intentions. She would never admit to this!
Master Xia's expression froze. He stared at Gu Ruoyun, who was feigning innocence and took a deep breath, nearly confessing Lord Lingxiao's order. But he did not dare to assume that the two beasts in her hands were the ones that Lord Lingxiao had been searching for. For reasons of safety, it's best to keep this under wraps for now.
"This... Lady Gu, I have no ill intentions. But if you do have the two spiritual beasts in your hands, why not show them to me and broaden my horizons? What do you say?" Master Xia, with great difficulty, flashed a kindly smile and coaxed in a gentle manner.
If anyone from the Xia Family were to see this, they would probably fall to the ground in fright. One must understand that their Master has never shown such an expression on his face and had only treated the Little Master, Xia Linyu with extra special preference. Yet, in front of this woman, he is displaying such gentleness?
The sun must be rising from the West.
Gu Ruoyun blinked and replied while acting puzzled, "I actually do have a dragon and a tiger, but they are not the Azure Dragon or the White Tiger. Who would spread such rumors? They are simply regular spiritual beasts!"
The minds of the entire hall went blank.
They had seen the tiger and dragon with their own eyes, especially that very moment when the White Tiger had flown into a rage. That was a scene that all of them could not forget. And now, Gu Ruoyun is saying that the spiritual beasts were not the legendary Azure Dragon and the White Tiger?
It's true. The Azure Dragon and the White Tiger were Divine Beasts that they've only ever heard about in myths. None of them have seen them before! Even though it was recorded in the history books but they have yet to make their debut in real life. It is said that one dragon breath from the Azure Dragon can destroy an entire country and that the White Tiger can flatten mountains and rivers in one step. While the two spiritual beasts that she possesses are indeed powerful, they did not have the formidable power of the fabled Divine Beasts.
But because of the rumors spread by others, they automatically believed that these two spiritual beasts were indeed part of the Four Divine Beasts — the Azure Dragon and White Tiger.
Master Xia stared suspiciously at Gu Ruoyun. At this point he wasn't sure whether Gu Ruoyun is truly in possession of the Azure Dragon and the White Tiger or was she merely pretending to be naive? Whatever it was, he needed to personally confirm this.
"Then, little girl, do you think you can summon them for me to have a look?"
"Well..." Gu Ruoyun rubbed her nose, "They aren't able to come out now."
She was speaking the truth. Yunyao was currently on the brink of a breakthrough and is working hard towards it. Naturally, Tianqiong was accompanying her. The two beasts could not appear under these circumstances.
Master Xia sighed with disappointment. Suddenly, the light in his eyes changed, and he smiled again, "Lady Gu, would you be interested in be coming to the Xia Family home as a guest?"
He'd thought that no matter what, he'll kidnap her first and then think of a plan. He could only confirm the identity of the two spiritual beasts and determine whether they are indeed the friends that Lord Lingxiao had been searching for when she is close by.
"If it's no trouble, Master Xia." Gu Ruoyun smiled calmly, and a strange light flashed across her eyes.
She initially thought that once she met with a Xia Family member, entering the Xia Household would still require a bit of time. She did not expect for it to be so easy...