Chapter 996: Gu Ruoyun? Imposter! (4)
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"By the way, my name is Ye Ying and I'm the Leader of the World Destruction Mercenaries. This is Gu Lan. May I ask who you are?" Ye Ying asked as he looked at Gu Ruoyun. He had lifted the corners of his lips into a dashing angle and had spoken in a magnetic voice.
"My name is Gu Ruoyun. This is my younger brother, Xia Linyu."
She rubbed her nose and raised her head to face the group before her. However, she clearly noticed a strange look in their eyes when she turned to look at them.
She was shocked by their reaction.
Is there something wrong with my name? she wondered.
"Miss, your name is Gu Ruoyun?" Ye Ying stared at her with a strange look in his eyes as he asked.
Gu Ruoyun blinked. He's asking to clarify if this is my name?
"That's right, my name is Gu Ruoyun. Is there a problem?"
The members of the World Destruction Mercenaries looked at each other when they heard this. The strange look on their faces increased in intensity as they stared disdainfully at Gu Ruoyun.
"Haha," Ye Ying laughed and patted Gu Ruoyun's shoulder as he said, "Actually, it's nothing much. It's just that you share the same name with a famous figure so I had repeated the question out of curiosity."
Do I share the same name with a famous figure? How am I not aware of a famous figure who also has the same name as me?
"May I ask, this famous figure you've mentioned is..."
"Are you not aware?" Ye Ying was flabbergasted. He was clearly shocked that Gu Ruoyun was actually ignorant of this matter, "Two months ago, something happened during the Medicine Sect's general meeting. They said that the Holy Doctor's disciple, Gu Ruoyun, had managed to successfully refine a pill. At that time, a physician from the Northern Block Territory had also been present at the general meeting. When that physician returned, everyone in the Northern Block Territory knows of this name."
Gu Ruoyun shrugged her shoulders and looked exasperated.
When on earth did I become so famous?
I wasn't surprised that Old Man Jiang had known of this. After all, he holds a rather high position so he would need to have some clear understanding of the news outside the Northern Block Territory. However, I never expected everyone in the Northern Block Territory to know my name now!
"Furthermore, ever since the world knows about Gu Ruoyun's name, many in the Northern Block Territory have started to use that name to swindle others. My enemies, the Heavenly Wolf Mercenaries, had been once fooled as well. It has caused them to go into a rage at the very mention of that name."
Ye Ying laughed before continuing, "However, I do believe that this is really your name! I can also see that you have no idea of the incident in the Medicine Sect's general meeting."
Ye Ying did not think that the Gu Ruoyun standing before him and that rising star was the same person!
After all, what possible reason would the Holy Doctor's disciple have to make an appearance in the Nemesis Forest all on her own? With her current reputation, she only needs to say the word and many would send her an escort.
Hence, it was more likely to him that the woman in green before him merely shares the same name with that celebrity.
Gu Ruoyun blinked and looked rather astonished.
Not only has my name shocked the whole of Northern Block Territory, there are many people impersonating me as well?
Unconsciously, Gu Ruoyun felt a chill. Suddenly, she felt the need to change her name in the Northern Block Territory...
Otherwise, forget about finding the herbs for Xia Linyu, all sorts of other trouble would come her way!
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Chapter 997: Gu Ruoyun? Imposter! (5)
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
The Nemesis Forest was vast and endless.
To this day, no one knows the full extent of the Nemesis Forest. However, if Gu Ruoyun wants to head to the main city from Cloudy Wind City, Nemesis Forest was clearly the fastest route! If she had followed any other way, she would have to make a much longer journey and it might be difficult for her to reach the main city within half a year's time.
At this moment, under the night sky in Nemesis Forest, a group of people were seated around a bonfire. The red flames glowed like a bright light within the dark night.
Aside from Uncle Ying who was still suspicious of them, the rest of the mercenaries had put aside their vigilance after interacting with them for a short period of time and had asked Xia Linyu and his sister to drink with them. However, Xia Linyu, who had never interact with bold and uninhibited brutes before, only looked very awkward and wished that he could reject their offer but was unsure of how to do it.
"Ignore them. Such is their morality and conduct. Even in battle, they can't be separated from their alcohol."
Just as Xia Linyu was staring at Gu Ruoyun and silently pleading for help, a sweet voice sounded from another direction.
He shivered. When he turned around, he came face-to-face with a pair of large, vivid eyes.
It seems almost as if the young woman's eyes could speak. They were nimble and touching as a sweet smile hung on her face. She has two dimples which also added even more lovely charm to her already good-looking features. Even her voice sounds as though it has been dipped in honey. Xia Linyu could not help but feel absolutely dazzled.
Still, he managed to quickly return to his senses and a clear and small smile appeared on his face as he said, "Miss Gu."
Gu Lan giggled, "We can be considered as peers now so you can call me Lan'er just like the Leader does. Older Brother Yu, Older Sister Gu, what business do you have in the main city? Coincidentally, I have an acquaintance in the main city as well. If there's anything that you need, I can help you."
Xia Linyu looked even more awkward now. He never expected Gu Lan to act in such a friendly manner and found himself unsure of how to proceed.
"There's no need."
Gu Ruoyun shook her head and smiled serenely as she said, "We're heading to the main city for an important matter. There's no need for your assistance. However, if we are truly in need of aid, I'll definitely ask you then."
Initially, Gu Lan had felt a little bit disappointed. However, when she heard the next part of Gu Ruoyun's response, her eyes sparkled and curved upwards like two crescents. It was a sweet and moving smile.
Just as she was about to say something more, a peculiar movement suddenly appeared from somewhere up front as if thousands of soldiers on horseback were charging towards the group.
Ye Ying quickly rose to his feet and his eyes darkened as he turned to look towards the noise. Not too long after that, he was able to clearly discern the scene in front of him and his expression changed.
Countless spiritual beasts were trampling through the dust. They were like the waves of the ocean under the night sky, making it all even more terrifying.
Uncle Ying took a deep breath as a stern look flashed across his face, "We've been in the Nemesis Forest for nearly a month now and we've never encountered any herds of spiritual beasts. Why is it that once these two have joined our group, we're faced with this situation? Leader, I've told you before that these two do not harbor good intentions yet you have refused to listen."
He then turned towards Gu Ruoyun and Xia Linyu with a very ugly look on his face. "Now," he asked with a fierce look in his eyes, "What do you two have to say for yourselves?"