Hearing the young girl's voice, Qianbei Ye slowly lowered his hand and appeared in front of Gu Ruoyun with one quick flash. His peerless face lit up with a mesmerizing smile.
In that moment, the women could not help but sink into his smile.
They've never seen such a sight. They never expected that this devil-like man from just a while ago could look so attractive when he smiled.
"Xiao Yun, I will protect you."
In this life, the only one whom he wishes to protect was her.
No matter the boundaries, he would not hesitate.
Gu Ruoyun did not say anything more. She turned her gaze back towards Master Dongfang and said, "You should deal with the aftermath of your own issues, I'm not going to help you now."
Having said that, she turned around and left without a second glance.
As he watched her leave, the Honorable Sir Tian Qi frowned, "Tell me, what happened to the Dongfang family this time?"
"Big brother," Lan Yuge gracefully stepped forward, "It was something to do with the Weapon Refining Sect this time. A while ago, Yun'er eradicated every member of the Weapon Refining Sect but the Sect Master had disappeared. The Dongfang family and the Weapon Refining Sect have always been enemies so there was a high chance that this stray dog, Shi Tu, would make a move against the Dongfang family. That was why Dongfang City has become so heavily guarded. However, this time the danger is now truly lifted."
The Honorable Sir Tian Qi sighed, "Ge'er, it's all my fault. I haven't always been around the mainland during these past few years. And when I leave, I would disappear for many years to the extent that I would be unable to rush over in time to help during the few moments when the Dongfang family was in a crisis. This time, I've decided to return to the Spirit Sect and will not be leaving."
"Big brother, I don't blame you. After all, you are an elder of the Spirit Sect so your position has always been a little sensitive. It may not always be a good thing for you to mix with us so often."
Lan Yuge smiled gently, "Now, even though Yu'er is no longer here but Yun'er has returned to my side. And Shengxiao... I don't know when I'll meet that child."
Both siblings had lost their parents at a young age and have always relied on one another for survival as they endured unimaginable torment. So, whenever Lan Yuge thought of how they were orphaned and alone in the Gu family home, her heart would ache.
"That's right," Suddenly, the Honorable Sir Tian Qi seemed to have remembered something and turned towards Lan Yuge, "The Divine Trials are about to begin. When the time comes, I hope that Xiao Yun will be able to represent the Dongfang family and participate."
The Divine Trials were held annually by the Three Great Authorities. Any genius who can achieve a breakthrough in the trials will receive an invitation from the Three Great Authorities to become a participating member and receive training for the Ten Year Demon War.
The Ten Year Demon War happens every ten years and it was the time when the strongest cultivators of the mainland and the evil spirits would meet for battle. The defeated side will be evicted from the mainland while the winners will take control of the mainland.
The members of the Immortal Realm and the Weapon Refining Sect, who had always talked about compassion, duty, propriety, and integrity, have always used the Ten Year Demon War as an excuse to obtain other people's treasures as if it were within their rights to do so.
"Big brother, you want Yun'er to join the Three Great Authorities?" Lan Yuge stared doubtfully at the Honorable Sir Tian Qi as she asked.
"No," The Honorable Sir Tian Qi shook his head, "It's because these trials will be extremely beneficial in raising the little girl's power. It would even be a big help to her in the long run. Ge'er, you must get the little girl to participate no matter what. I'll wait for her there."
Besides, with her appearance, it's about time for things on this mainland to change...
"I agree with you on this," Master Dongfang relaxed his furrowed brows, "I will speak to the Yun girl about this and will also inform the entire Dongfang family. Rest assured, Honorable Sir Tian Qi. After all, this is also a favorable stroke of luck for her."
"Then I feel at ease," the Honorable Sir Tian Qi smiled and nodded, "Old man Dongfang, I entrust my little sister to you. Take good care of her in my stead. Furthermore, I will not be leaving the Spirit Sect within these few years. If you need anything, you can send someone to the Spirit Sect to look for me. Stop being cocky already! Otherwise, the one whom you'll burden is my beloved sister. Haha."
He threw his head back and laughed before disappearing without a trace in front of the admiring gaze of the crowd.