The moment the immortality pill entered her lips, Lan Yuge felt a powerful force slam against the bottleneck that had prevented her progress. It was as if the pill was forcing its way through a thin piece of paper, rushing to reach a new world.
Breakthroughs for the Martial Emperor rank requires a strong spiritual energy. The strong spiritual energy in the atmosphere rushed towards her and swirled around her to aid her promotion. Engulfed by the force, Lan Yuge’s blue figure looked like a small sail floating against the fluttering wind.
Boom, boom, boom!
Everyone was far too anxious to speak. All eyes were on Lan Yuge as they staring unblinkingly at her progression, not wanting to miss out on witnessing this once-in-a-lifetime transformation.
"Let me breakthrough!"
Another powerful force slammed against her bottleneck. Unfortunately, the bottleneck was very strong and the big hit had only managed to rattle its walls.
Lan Yuge distanced herself once again. She absorbed the spiritual energy surrounding her, condensing it into a thick ray in an attempt to penetrate the bottleneck with another blow. Finally, the blow created a deep crack in the bottleneck and the spiritual energy began to seep in.
But that wasn't enough.
"Let me breakthrough!" Lan Yuge shouted.
She gathered an immense power to create a greater impact as she kept hitting it again and again, refusing to give up until the bottleneck was pierced through. After some time, there was a loud crash — her multiple impacts finally pierced through the weakening bottleneck! Without further resistance, the spiritual energy rushed in.
"A high-level Martial Emperor!"
The crowd gasped in awe. Even as a mid-level Martial Emperor, Lan Yuge’s skill was already formidable in comparison to anyone of a higher level. Now, she was a high-level Martial Emperor!
Wouldn’t that mean that she was invincible amongst the ranks of the Martial Emperor? Master Dongfang wondered.
He gazed adoringly at Gu Ruoyun but, minding his reputation, Master Dongfang said nothing more.
"Lin Shao, do you have anything else to say?" he said as he coughed twice.
The Lin siblings’ faces turned pale. How could they have known that Gu Ruoyun possessed such a powerful pill?
It was simply not scientifically possible.
"Ah, right!" Gu Ruoyun seemed to have remembered something and turned her gaze. "Honorable Sir Tian Qi, why are you really here?"
The Honorable Sir Tian Qi rolled his eyes at her, "I was just passing by when I heard that my little sister would be celebrating her birthday today so I dropped by to have a look. Why are you here, little girl?"
Gu Ruoyun froze at the thought.
Does the Honorable Sir Tian Qi mean that maternal grandmother was actually his little sister? she wondered. Impossible! If the Dongfang family had such close relations with the Honorable Sir Tian Qi, how could they have been bullied to such a degree that year? Why didn’t the Honorable Sir Tian Qi step in?
"Yun’er," Lan Yuge gently stroked her hands. "I know what you’re thinking. Please don’t blame him. At that time, he was not on this mainland. No one could find him at all. Hence, he had been unable to help in the Dongfang family's crisis."
Hearing this, Gu Ruoyun relaxed.
It wasn't just Gu Ruoyun who had reacted with shock. Even the forces of the Dongfang household who were unaware of the relationship between the Honorable Sir Tian Qi and Lan Yuge could not help but look at Lan Yuge with renewed respect after hearing the Honorable Sir Tian Qi’s confession.
No wonder she was so powerful, they thought, she was Honorable Sir Tian Qi’s little sister, after all.
"Now, little girl, you tell me," the Honorable Sir Tian Qi began. "What relationship do you have with the Dongfang family? Wait a minute–"
He paused, noticing something. He wrinkled his eyebrows as he stared at Gu Ruoyan, examining her closely before gasping, "You’ve broken through to Martial Emperor? It’s only been a few months since I last saw you. Back then, you were only a low-level Martial King and now a few months later you’ve broken through to a low-level Martial Emperor? What’s your secret, little girl? Will you be my teacher?"