"Master Xia, I have some matters to attend to. I'll take my leave now."
Gu Ruoyun slowly rose to her feet. She gently curled her lips and concealed the cold light in her eyes as she spoke objectively, "Wasn't there a certain saying? 'If you don't want anyone to know it, then don't do it in the first place'. Regardless of who was responsible for Xia Ruoyun's death, the culprit will be unmasked one day. Mo Shangfei, let's go and visit the Little Princess."
Instantly, Xia Ming's heard shook. He stared at Gu Ruoyun with a twitching eye as she left.
Does she know the truth behind Xia Ruoyun's death?
That can't be. As she had just said, she was only an outsider and has nothing to do with the Xia family. Besides, this little girl is only an insignificant individual. Even if she does know the truth, she can't really do much about it.
Xia Ming's heart slowly relaxed at the thought, "Chuxue, escort the guest!"
In the courtyard, Gu Ruoyun and Mo Shangfei were just about to leave when a graceful voice cried out.
"Miss Gu, please wait."
Gu Ruoyun paused before she turned around to look at Xia Chuxue who had just caught up to them. She replied emotionlessly, "Yes?"
Xia Chuxue was not angered by her chilly reception and her beautiful face kept its smile, "It's nothing much but I pretty much know all of my older sister's friends. Why I have I not heard of your name before, Miss Gu?"
She narrowed her eyes gently and a cold light flashed across her pupils before disappearing swiftly.
"You've not heard my name before but that doesn't mean that your older sister and I don't know each other." Gu Ruoyun smiled as she replied.
She did not know why but when Xia Chuxue saw that smile, her heart jumped.
It was a very strange feeling, as if... Xia Ruoyun was standing and smiling right in front of her.
"Miss Gu, don't misunderstand, I'm merely curious." Xia Chuxue quickly recomposed herself, "My sister and I may be sisters from different mothers but we have been close ever since our childhood. She wouldn't keep anything from me and I can say for certain that I've never met you before. Now that you've come here and claimed to be her friend all of a sudden, it just seems strange to me."
They've been close since childhood?
This was merely in the eyes of the world. Perhaps only a few parties involved knew the truth.
Gu Ruoyun laughed icily, "Xia Chuxue, if I remember correctly, Xia Ruoyun once told me that the Holy Spirit Fruit which she had braved treacherous trials to snatch from a spiritual beast had been stolen by you! She even has the proof. However, at that time, Xia Ruoyun had only just reached the rank of a Martial King and her grandfather was away from the Xia family home. Therefore, no one in the Xia family could help her then. The funniest thing was, Xia Ming had determined that Xia Ruoyun was in the wrong and that she didn't know the meaning of respectfully conceding. Hence, he had forced her to apologize to you! Because she refused to obey, Xia Ming had her beaten half to death. While she never informed the old Master Xia of this, she had secretly vowed long ago that she would personally avenge herself for whatever you've done to her on that fateful day!"
Xia Chuxue's expression changed drastically. Nevertheless, when she remembered that Mo Shangfei was also present, she quickly recomposed her steady demeanor and smiled, "Miss Gu, my older sister had only been joking with you on this matter. I've respected and loved her ever since I was a child. Why would I want to snatch away the Holy Spirit Fruit which she had prepared for her own breakthrough?"
"I'm just saying." Gu Ruoyun smiled and a light flashed across her eyes, "Of course, I can overlook this matter. You are related to her, after all. So, for her sake, I'll take good care of the Xia family."
I'm definitely going to take good care of the Xia family but how I'm going to do it is entirely up to me.