"The Vermillion Bird is in Drifting Wind Country?"
Gu Ruoyun stood up abruptly and her face was filled with excitement, "Is this true?"
"It's true." Qianbei Ye put his cup down and lifted the corners of his lips to a beautiful angle, "That's why I've come to Drifting Wind Country. I didn't expect to run into you upon my arrival but perhaps this is fate in an unseen world."
Gu Ruoyun took a deep breath and slowly sat back down.
"Do you have any news of them now?"
"Not at the moment," Qianbei Ye shook his head, "Give me some time, I'll find out more."
Just as Gu Ruoyun was about to continue speaking, the room's door burst open, causing her to furrow her brows.
"Who's responsible for taking Lu Chen away?"
A chilly voice slowly questioned with an uninhibited sense of rage.
Xia Ming glared frostily at the two in the room and scoffed. He rudely stepped in before turning his gaze towards Qianbei Ye.
"My Lord, you've taken Lu Chen away unreasonably. What were your intentions?"
Qianbei Ye smiled but his smile contained a cold aura.
"He was taking liberties with my bride-to-be so by right, he should die. For the time being, I've allowed him to live and this is already doing him a great favor."
Xia Ming's eyes narrowed before he sneered, "He was taking liberties with your bride-to-be? According to what I've heard, it was your bride-to-be who had first seduced Lu Chen. Lu Chen is a vigorous young man, how could he not have been enticed? Now that you've mentioned it, it was your bride-to-be who had behaved more devilishly! My Lord, I can see that your powers are far from average. Why desire a fallen woman and damage your reputation?"
Qianbei Ye's eyes were growing increasingly icy. His body was enveloped in an eerie aura.
"Xiao Ye," Gu Ruoyun lifted her gaze to stop Qianbei Ye from flying into a rage. He clear, cold eyes then looked at Xia Ming before she said, "Xia Ming, you're still a hypocrite even after so many years. You're so good at spinning all that is dark and devious into something good and bright while you spin goodness into deviousness."
"What are you talking about?"
Xia Ming's expression changed, "Don't assume that just because of your past friendship with Xia Ruoyun that you can do whatever you please. Lu Chen was once Xia Ruoyun's fiancé yet you've even tried to seduce him? I've never met such a debased woman in my life! It's a good thing that you're not my daughter. Otherwise, I would have been angered to death thanks to you!"
"Of course I wouldn't be your daughter," Gu Ruoyun smiled, "Because... Didn't your daughter die by your own hand?"
This statement fell like heavy thunder into Xia Ming's heart.
Xia Ming staggered back and the look on his face was absolutely atrocious. He shook his head as he stared at Gu Ruoyun in shock.
How could this be?
She actually knows about this?
Could it be that Xia Ruoyun was able to meet others while she was being hunted? This was how this woman had managed to find out about this from Xia Ruoyun herself?
Even so, she and Xia Ruoyun are the Holy Doctor's disciples. In that period of time, the Holy Doctor could have swooped in to save her!
"What nonsense are you babbling about?" Xia Ming glared at Gu Ruoyun fiercely, "You're spitting venomous slander! Everyone knows that Xia Ruoyun was murdered by the Holy Doctor Bai Zhongtian. My Xia family members are her closest relatives so why would I even think of doing such a thing? All these years, I've been grieving so much that I wanted to die. Xue'er was just as sorrowful and yet, you've come here to slander us? My Lord, you should now realize what a poisonous woman your bride-to-be truly is. Do you still want to marry a woman like her?"
At the end of his speech, Xia Ming had turned towards Qianbei Ye and asked in a slow and deliberate manner.