"Xiao Ye, what's the meaning of this?"
Gu Ruoyun was completely dumbstruck as she stared in astonishment at Qianbei Ye, "Why had he suddenly..."
"This..." Qianbei Ye blinked and smiled, "It's actually very simple, I only redirected the power he sent out through the formation back to him."
Gu Ruoyun blinked and looked slightly suspicious.
"By the way, what kind of memories was he talking about?"
Qianbei Ye's chest tightened and he subconsciously tightened his grip on Gu Ruoyun, "Yun'er, that's a matter that I can't reveal to you just yet. When the time is right, I'll tell you everything, alright?"
Gu Ruoyun gently nodded, "Alright, I'll wait until you're willing to tell me everything. For now, let's get Lingxiao out of here."
Without that man standing in the way, Gu Ruoyun easily released Lingxiao from the formation.
The moment he stepped out of the formation, Lingxiao looked as if he had been reborn and burst into such joyous laughter. After all these years, it has been such a long time since he has been able to laugh out loud without any inhibition.
Upon hearing that laughter, the people waiting outside the door immediately rushed right back in. When she saw Lingxiao emerge from the formation, Yunyao's lips trembled, momentarily unable to speak. An uncontrollable bout of tears began to stream down her face.
She hurriedly covered her lips to stop herself from crying out.
Tianqiong stepped forward and patted Lingxiao on the shoulder. His handsome face lit up with a smile, "We're finally reunited."
Lingxiao smiled and sighed, "Unfortunately, the Vermillion Bird's whereabouts are still unknown. I don't where that fellow has gone to or whether that fellow had suffered any abuse. That one is far too naive, the kind who would continuously fall for deceit and still help that person out."
"Don't worry, we'll find the Vermillion Bird."
Tianqiong smiled broadly but there was a complex look in his eyes.
"However, I don't think that the Vermillion Bird is on this mainland."
"Not on this mainland?"
Lingxiao was in a daze, "You're saying that the Vermillion Bird is still at the East Peak Mainland?"
"That should be it. Over the past year or two, Yunyao and I have traveled across the entire West Spirit Mainland. Forget about the tracks, we couldn't even detect any trace of the Vermillion Bird's aura. We'll need to leave this mainland in order to find the Vermillion Bird."
Hearing Tianqiong's explanation, everyone fell silent.
East Peak Mainland...
That was a mainland far more superior in power than the West Spirit Mainland. There were countless powerful cultivators at every corner and even a few Martial Saints!
"We should leave as well," Gu Ruoyun returned to her senses and a light flashed in her eyes, "Let's go back to the Dongfang family home first."
Then, without any further hesitation, she walked out of the stone chamber.
At the Dongfang family home.
Gu Ruoyun had only just set foot in her home when she collided head-on with a man.
Standing before her was a man dressed in richly embroidered robes with a face as smooth as jade. His features were handsome and refined with a kindly smile upon his lips. His voice was like clear fresh water but when his eyes fell upon the woman before him, they became filled with uncontrollable emotion.
"Yun'er, you're back."
Gu Ruoyun stared into space before nodding, "I had arrived here earlier on but I had to go out on an errand. Uncle, why didn't I see you when I was back last time?"
"Well you, young lady, had dumped a terrible mess on us and left." Dongfang Shaoze laughed bitterly. His gentle, jade-like face smiled weakly as he continued, "I had to make a trip to Azure Dragon Country to help you manage the Hundred Herb Hall. Over the past few years, the Hundred Herb Hall has expanded in power, it was certainly no loss for me when I had given it to you all those years ago."