"Master, I've heard everything now. This is one match that I will not lose."
Wei Yiyi raised her head and fixed her gaze upon Gu Ruoyun. Her usually charming face now held a never-before-seen resolve and a long-restrained hatred.
How many years has it been? She wondered. How many years have I awakened from countless nightmares?
Every time she thought of all that had happened years ago, she would feel a pain as if her heart had been torn out from her chest!
But now, she finally had the power to face the Medicine Order and no longer needed to live a life of hiding!
Gu Ruoyun nodded, "Wu Yue, you should first return to the Medicine Order. Wei Yiyi, Bai Chuan, follow me."
"Yes," Wu Yue hesitated for a bit, then replied with a confused look on her face, "I will obey your order, senior great aunt."
Gu Ruoyun did not say anything more as she led Wei Yiyi and Bai Chuan to the Dongfang Family disciples' training area.
At this moment, most of the disciples had kept their heads high and puffed out their chests as they awaited the new arrivals.
The eyes of many disciples brightened up upon seeing the two people who have arrived with Gu Ruoyun but they remained still.
After training for over half a month, they have all shirked off their squeamishness as disciples of an aristocratic family and acted a lot more like soldiers who strictly observed discipline.
"In just half a month, most of the disciples have had their breakthroughs. We even have a few high-level Martial Kings now. The rest are mostly at mid-level."
Gu Ruoyun nodded in satisfaction and her gaze finally landed on Linlang.
Linlang shook and lowered her head in embarrassment.
"Lady Gu, I'm sorry. I was unable to breakthrough, I..."
Over the past half a month, she had worked extra hard, probably even more than the rest... All for the sake of gaining enough power to defeat Gu Ling. But no matter how much energy she devoted to her training, it seemed that something was blocking the bottleneck and she had been unable to break through at all!
She clenched her fists tighter and tighter at the thought of this. Countless emotions appeared from within her chest, making her feel suffocated.
She understood that if she missed this opportunity, she would never have the chance to defeat Gu Ling ever again!
"Linlang, this was not your fault. After all, you have only just broken through to a low-level Martial King not too long ago. Your next breakthrough shouldn't be so soon."
One man, afraid that Gu Ruoyun would blame Linlang, quickly stepped out to explain things ón her behalf.
Gu Ruoyun did not say anything, she only observed Linlang quietly. Linlang lowered her head even more as if she could feel Gu Ruoyun's gaze, wishing that she could bury herself in the dust.
"I've once mentioned that I will bring a few cultivators to substitute some of you. This time, I've brought along two and they will be replacing two of you. Does anyone have any objections?"
The group was shaken as they all stared at the two people behind Gu Ruoyun.
When their gaze fell on Bai Chuan's cute little face, the disciples of the Dongfang Family were utterly shocked.
Lady Gu wants to allow a little boy no more than ten years of age to replace one of us? They thought. Was this boy even capable?
However, even though most of them were suspicious, they stayed silent. They respected Gu Ruoyun's decision!
"Lady Gu, please give me a chance," exclaimed a now anxious Linlang. The rest have already reached the rank of a mid-level Martial King. Only she and another disciple had remained stuck as low-level Martial Kings. If anyone should be replaced, it would be them. "I may not have been able to break through but I won't lose. Please give me a chance to fight."
Gu Ruoyun fell momentarily silent and slowly replied, "Alright, I'll give you this one chance. If anyone is willing to be replaced in your stead, I'll let you fight."