This was the reality of the situation.
Even though Zixie was strong and powerful with unlimited potential, he had only just hatched from his egg and still needed time for his powers to grow fully. He could not possibly be invincible from the moment he hatched.
"Fine. I won't overanalyze it, I'll get some rest first."
Gu Ruoyun smiled serenely as she lay down and said, "This is my first day on the East Peak Mainland. I don't know what's coming for me next so I better take care of my mental capabilities. I'll need to be ready for whatever lies ahead."
Actually, for someone at Gu Ruoyun's rank, one can actually keep going without sleep. However, a good sleep can increase one's mental capacity. As such, to most cultivators, as long as they don't need to increase their power in a short time, they would use sleep to raise their alertness.
The next day.
The morning sun shone over the entire snowfield.
Gu Ruoyun has just emerged from her tent when she found the man in red standing under the sunlight.
The man noticed Gu Ruoyun and turned to smile gently at her, "Yun'er, you're awake? We will be continuing our journey now."
Gu Ruoyun nodded and asked, "By the way, I haven't asked you this but what are we doing in this snowfield?"
"We are here for the Mysterious Cloud Fruit." The man in red calmly responded.
The Mysterious Cloud Fruit?
Gu Ruoyun felt shaken. The Mysterious Cloud Fruit is considered to be one of the best medicinal herbs on the East Peak Mainland! It was said that one could only find one stump in over ten thousand years! In addition, it only exists in the deeper recesses of the snowfield. Many have narrowly escaped death and still have not been able to retrieve it.
The Mysterious Cloud Fruit can give a high-level Martial Supreme one-tenth of a chance to break through to the rank of a Martial Saint.
Even though it was only one-tenth of a chance, it has attracted countless cultivators to fight over it.
After all, on this mainland, Martial Saints were as rare as the feathers of a phoenix and horn of a unicorn! In order to break through to the rank of a Martial Saint, even one-tenth of a chance was enough for them to give up their lives for a fight!
No wonder this man in red had journeyed to this snowfield. It had all been for the sake of finding the Mysterious Cloud Fruit. However, the Mysterious Cloud Fruit is extremely rare. There was still about one-tenth of hope in finding it but many have lost their lives in this snowfield without even getting an inkling of where the Mysterious Cloud Fruit could be found.
Bai Yin scoffed coldly as her cold glare swept across Gu Ruoyun's thoughtful expression. She simply could not understand it. The journey to find the Mysterious Cloud Fruit was such a crucial matter, why had the Grand Lord revealed it to this woman so casually?
Also, he has decided to bring her along!
"Little girl, this snowfield is extremely dangerous. The Snow Spirit Wolves we encountered last night were at the lowest rung of the food chain. There will be far more powerful spiritual beasts on the road ahead. By then, you must stay by my side. You aren't allowed to take even half a step away from me, this is the only way for me to protect you."
This time, I won't be leaving her with anyone one else!
The events from last night were already carved deeply into his mind's eye. If he had left her with another incompetent bodyguard, he would not be able to bear the consequences.
He would only feel more assured when he was protecting her personally!
Bai Yin gritted her teeth and approached the Grand Lord. She joined her fists and bowed, "Please, Grand Lord, give me a chance to redeem myself. I will definitely protect her Ladyship well on the road ahead."
She certainly was not lying.
In matters of vital importance, harming Gu Ruoyun was not at the top of the list. Instead, she needed the chance to pursue the Grand Lord once again.
If I lose the right to pursue him, what chance do I stand in entering his heart?