The officer clearly jumped with fright and trembled as he stuttered, "Ye... Yes."
"Oh? Then tell me, where in the Imperial City is she?"
"This... I've seen the woman in this picture having a dispute with the Lady of the Xia family, Xia Chuxue, as I was having a meal at Auspicious Blessing Tavern. She seems to be staying at that tavern."
Under Grand Lord Hong Lian's powerful coercion, the man conveyed this piece of information with great difficulty. He then watched as the man in red shot off like a red light next to him and soon disappeared from view.
Of course, the man in red was still unaware that Gu Ruoyun was now at Xia Chuxue's wedding ceremony. So, unsurprisingly, he had not managed to find the person he had been searching for in the tavern.
At the Xia family home.
Gu Ruoyun's clear and cold gaze fell upon Xia Ming's pale features. Murderous intent circled around her being as she spoke icily, "Xia Ming, when you had murdered old Master Xia and Xia Ruoyun that year, did you imagine that this day would ever come? I'm here today to avenge Xia Ruoyun in her place! However, I never thought that not only had you murdered your own daughter, even your father who had raised you had not been spared! Furthermore, based on the current situation, the unexpected deaths of the other heirs must also be related to you in some way."
Initially, the members of the Xia family had not been so sparse. Aside from Xia Ming, old Master Xia had also sired several sons and daughters. However, other than the daughters who had married into families in distant lands, everyone else had all died from accidents. None have been spared!
Since Xia Ming would even kill his own father, what other reason would he have to spare his brothers?
Xia Ming sniggered and rose to his feet from the ground. He stared at Gu Ruoyun and sneered, "So what if I did? Those people had once fought with me over the position of Young Master Xia, they all deserved to die!"
When they heard Xia Ming's confession, everyone in the room could not hold themselves back from exclaiming out loud.
Xia Ming had murdered his brothers and killed his own father. He has certainly committed every crime imaginable! They found it very hard to imagine that anyone in this world could be so cruel and heartless.
Suddenly, a loud noise sounded from outside the door. Gu Ruoyun knit her brows gently and after ordering Yunyao to watch the members of the Xia family, she hurriedly rushed out the door. However, when she laid her eyes on the two people who were fighting in the Xia family courtyard, she was instantly flabbergasted.
"Xiao Ye, what are you doing? Also, Godfather, what are you doing here?"
Gu Ruoyun felt slightly aggrieved. Why are these two fighting in the Xia family home?
Xia Linyu noticed Gu Ruoyun immediately and his eyes lit up. He quickly scurried over to her.
"Yu'er, what on earth is going on?"
Gu Ruoyun's frown deepened as she asked Xia Lunyu.
"I'm not too sure myself." Xia Linyu rubbed his nose, "I was rushing over here with Big Brother Qianbei when this man, who has a picture of you, suddenly appeared and asked for some information about you. Big Brother Qianbei instantly marked him as a criminal and they began to fight. They had then fought and fought until they reached the Xia family home. Sister, you'd better hurry and stop them."
Gu Ruoyun was completely dumbstruck as she stared blankly at the two red figures who were fighting each other in mid-air, temporarily unable to return to her senses.
From her point of view, Xiao Ye has been around for a good number of years and her godfather was a cultivator whose very name shakes the mainland to its core. When had their tempers become so violent? They're fighting... All for the sake of a painting?
Had they not even bothered to talk in a civilized manner?
However, she was rather surprised at Grand Lord Hong Lian's sudden appearance and that he has been asking about her.
Could it be that something has happened in Red Lotus Territory?