"It has only been four years since I had been reborn into this body, and in those four years... The time has passed too quickly. I have not grown powerful enough, I am not at a level where I would fear no one."
"I really miss you, big sister..."
Why? He lamented. I have received the chance to be reborn with great difficulty, why am I only given a period of four years? During my time in these four years I've never stopped cultivating, all for the sake of one day achieving the ability to protect her!
In these four years, he has endured many hardships all for the sake of his cultivation. But the Heavens now wish to end his life just like that. Not only has he lost the opportunity to protect her, he even...never had the chance to see her.
Xia Linyu gently closed his eyes and a tear fell from the corner of his eye. Has he not persevered these four years all for the sake of his beloved sister? If it were not for her, he would not have been able to hold on for so long...
Suddenly, the chill in his surroundings dissipated and Xia Linyu's body began to shake. He slowly opened his eyes to see a flash of green robes.
The young girl grabbed the middle-aged man's sword firmly. Her clear eyes were emotionless, staring coldly at the man before her.
A cool breeze brushed against her long black hair.
Upon seeing the young woman's face, Xia Linyu's expression changed from astonishment to excitement. His eyes were now fixed upon the young woman.
She's so like her! He thought. This young girl looked as if she had been cast from the same mold as his older sister. Could it be that she is truly the one that he'd been missing all these years?
"Who are you?" came the middle-aged man's cold inquiry. His face remained expressionless, "If you're only a passerby, mind your own business. You have no right to interfere in the matters of the Hundred Herb Hall."
Gu Ruoyun was smiling, yet it was not a smile, "You're a member of the Hundred Herb Hall?"
If Wei Yiyi were here, she would certainly look at the middle-aged man with derision. She has never seen such a delusional man, daring to ask the Master of the Hundred Herb Hall herself to butt out of the matters of the Hundred Herb Hall.
The middle-aged man squinted his eyes and a cold smile hung on his lips.
"I am the foster father of Gu Ruoyun, who is the Master of the Hundred Herb Hall. You should also know that the Hundred Herb Hall currently commands the attention of the world. If you don't intend on provoking us, you'd better mind your own business!"
He could see that this woman's powers are at the rank of a Martial King and such abilities are rather shocking in someone as young as her. But so what? He's currently masquerading as the foster father of the Hundred Herb Hall's Master. He was sure that this woman would not want to provoke such a powerful organization.
After all, many people who wished to purchase the pills from the Hundred Herb Hall now owe them favors instead. The Hundred Herb Hall only needs to summon them and many would fight to come to its aid.
"You say that you're Gu Ruoyun's foster father?" Gu Ruoyun smiled, "I've never recognized a foster father like you."
Before he could finish speaking, the middle-aged man's eyes widened and stared at the pure and beautiful face of the woman before him in astonishment.
"You... You are..."
Gu Ruoyun snorted and laughed, she raised her eyebrows and chided, "You call yourself my foster father, yet you don't even know who I am? What kind of a foster father are you?"
The middle-aged man turned pale and his eyes widened in shock.
Gu Ruoyun, how could she be here? Who sent this information to the Xia Family?