Perhaps only one person can help them...
In the Dongfang Family's rear courtyard, Gu Ruoyun slowly opened her bedroom door. A familiar figure fell within her sights.
The man's features were gentle, his lips were raised into a smile as he greeted her, "Yun'er, did you sleep well?"
"Not too badly." Gu Ruoyun nodded, "Uncle, why are you here so early in the morning?"
"Yun'er," Dongfang Shaoze paused gracefully, then replied with an even pace, "I want to take you to a place to meet someone. That person had always wanted to see you..."
Gu Ruoyun fell momentarily silent before she asked, "Is that person related to the Dongfang Family?"
"That's right. She is indeed a member of the Dongfang household but I think you might get along very well with her."
Ever since big sister's death, he thought, she had become a hermit in the mountains. No matter how much father had pleaded with her, she refused to set one foot off the mountain. Perhaps, the only person who can persuade her to leave the mountain would be Yun'er...
She certainly would be very happy to meet Yun'er.
"Alright," Gu Ruoyun raised her head to look at Dongfang Shaoze, "I'll follow you and have a look. As long as her temper isn't like that old fart's, I shouldn't have any conflicts with her."
Hearing this, Dongfang Shaoze smiled bitterly, The personalities of both this young one and that old one were far too similar. It's impossible for them to not be maternal grandfather and grandchild.
"Let's go, Yun'er, I think you'll like her very much."
Ever since Dongfang Yu's death over ten years ago, this mountain at the back had become a forbidden strip of land in the Dongfang Family. Aside from the Master and the Young Master, anyone who set foot in the mountain will suffer a severe punishment.
Hence, in the land surrounding the mountain, there wasn't a single soul in sight.
At this moment, in a lonely cottage within the mountain, a beautiful woman in blue robes was sitting in front of a table as she gracefully sipped on the fumes of a dazzling tea.
It goes without saying that this beautiful woman was stunning. She had the kind of beauty that could cause the downfall of cities. However, there was a freshness and a sense of purity about her beauty, it was hard to imagine that someone could mix such opposing auras together. It was a sight that both warms the heart and delights the eye.
Perhaps, due to good self-care, the beautiful woman had no wrinkles on her face. Her graceful and unhurried air displayed the maturity of her age. However, her white hair still exposed her true age...
"Ze'er, you're here to pay me a visit?"
Sensing the presence at the door, the beautiful woman curled her lips into a smile as she raised her beautiful eyebrows and turned her eyes, like clear autumn waters, towards the outside area of the cottage.
But when she saw the young girl next to Dongfang Shaoze, the smile on the beautiful woman's face froze in place. She rose from the rattan chair and stared at Gu Ruoyun as her eyes welled up with tears.
"Yu'er, Yu'er, you've returned?"
The beautiful woman's hand was pressed tightly onto the table, causing its surface to shake. Her eyes remained glued to the face which had filled her thoughts every minute of the day as if she feared that the person would disappear like a hallucination when she blinked.
Gu Ruoyun stayed silent as she watched the beautiful woman's excited and nervous expression. Something stirred from within her heart.
It was the kind of sensation that felt as if something in those eyes connected deeply with her...