“On purpose? What did I do on purpose?” Wu Lingyu knowingly dodged the question.
“Based on your abilities, it’s impossible that you wouldn’t be able to protect them. You just didn’t want them to come with us, right?” Sima You Yue only managed to react now.
“Hehe.” Wu Lingyu chuckled lightly. He didn’t deny it.
He just didn’t like that Si Yue was stuck to her all day, every day. It caused him to be unable to be alone with her most of the time. Adding on to that the fact that she would be useless even if she came, he might as well leave her waiting outside.
Thinking about how he was going to have so much time alone with her, his heart leapt with joy.
He recalled the days where his soul had not fully fused and his soul was able to be with her all day, feeling what she felt, being able to watch her whenever he wanted. However, when they fused, the time he had with her was much less.
Right now, there were no people interfering here and there, so they could spend a nice time together.
It turns out that his joyful heart lasted less than a day before it was shattered.
They just happened to be setting up their tents when, because of the stares of a certain person, she was only able to set up one tent. At the same time, she muttered in her heart, ‘Acting cute so shamefully! Where was her ice cold demon king?’
She prepared a bowl of ice cold fruit salad, preparing a portion of it for herself at the same time.
At this time, a group of flying beasts flew over and Sima You Yue looked up to see the people who were riding them.
“What is he doing here?” Wu Lingyu’s tone was extremely upset.
“He must be rushing over to the ancient mines as well.” Sima You Yue was confident.
“I’m saying that there are so many oases here. Why is he not over there but he just has to come to this one?” Wu Lingyu’s expression soured as he looked towards one side.
When the one on the wheelchair ‘saw’ Sima You Yue, he was also very surprised. He smiled lightly and said, “What a coincidence, I didn’t think that I’d be able to meet you here.”
“It really is so coincidental.” Sima You Yue smiled as she nodded at him.
“Young Master, we’ll go ahead to set up the tents.” A guard standing behind Xuan Qiu He said.
“Go ahead.” Xuan Qiu He nodded at them, then turned to Sima You Yue said, “Have you guys been here long?”
“We arrived in the evening.” Sima You Yue said.
“It hasn’t even been twenty years since we last met in the wonderlands. I didn’t think that you would be able to become so strong since then!” Xuan Qiu He was shocked when he realised how strong she was.
Sima You Yue was shocked. With the spirit pagoda as her cover, the average person was unable to tell how strong she was, but Xuan Qiu He was able to tell at a glance. Was he too strong or was there another reason?
“There’s no need to worry, I bear no ill intent.” Xuan Qiu He smiled, and his smile was as warm as it used to be that year.
Sima You Yue nodded, accepting his kind intentions, saying, “Congratulations. You have managed to get rid of your inheritance.”
“How did you know?”
“Compared to the last time we met, the aura was even more faint. If it were not because you painstakingly released your own aura, I think that they would really think that you became a deity. It probably only appears like this because you have managed to get rid of your inheritance, I think.” Sima You Yue replied
“Hehe, you’re as smart as ever.” Xuan Qiu He said.
“You You, we’re almost done eating, we should go in.” Wu Lingyu didn’t like that she smiled at Xuan Qiu He, so he pulled her hand, wanting to go into the tent.
“This is?” Xuan Qiu He could sense the two of them holding hands and his voice carried a trace of killing intent.
“I am her future husband.” Wu Lingyu said.
“Is that so?” Xuan Qiu He appeared to be smiling, but his smile had gotten a little colder.
“He is.” Sima You Yue siad, “He is called Wu Lingyu.”
“Wu Lingyu? So it turns out to be the Holy Son of the Sage Pavilion. My delay in greetings.”
“Not at all.” Wu Lingyu’s reply was apathetic.
Although Xuan Qiu He couldn’t see, he definitely knew that they were pretending not to know each other and speaking these courteous words, intentionally to end the awkward situation.
“You You, didn’t you say that you were tired? Why don’t we go and rest?” Wu Lingyu pulled on Sima You Yue’s arm.
“Alright.” How could Sima You Yue not know what he was thinking as she said her goodbyes to Xuan Qiu He before heading inside with Wu Lingyu.
Although Xuan Qiu He couldn’t see, his divine senses were completely capable of acting as his eyes, interpreting the situation and translating it in his brain.
He “watched” the two of them enter the tent and “saw” her holding onto her arm and “saw” her tender look.
“Young Master, the tents are ready. The sky is getting dark, we should return to rest.” The guard came to his side and supported him back to his tent.
On the morning of the second day, Sima You Yue and the others kept their tent away.
Xuan Qiu He pushed his wheelchair over and said, “The desert is puzzling and dangerous. Since we’ve met each other, why don’t we go together?”
“This… wouldn’t be good, would it?” Sima You Yue rejected him.
“What isn’t good about it? Since everyone wants to head to the ancient mines, we should have the same goal. Since that’s the case, we can go together and will even be able to help each other out.” Xuan Qiu He said.
“If something really happens, I’m afraid that we’ll drag you down.” Sima You Yue smiled.
“The deeper we go in, the more dangerous it will be.” Xuan Qiu He said, “The Xuan Qiu clan’s ancestor has done some research on the desert, so we have a good grasp on the situation inside.”
What he meant was that he knew where the ancient mines were!
Sima You Yue looked at Xuan Qiu He strangely.
She didn’t think that the Xuan Qiu Clan would already have done research here. Did they actually already know long ago that there was treasure here?
“You don’t have to be so surprised. Apart from our Xuan Qiu Clan, another clan has also done research on this place.” Xuan Qiu He said, “Like some other secret clans.”
“Why?” Sima You Yue was curious.
This place was initially so unwelcoming of people, so how did those secret clans manage to begin researching this place so early on?
“Earlier on, we didn’t know the reason why either. What we knew was passed down from our ancestors. We know now. The research of the past was probably for us to make preparations today.”
Sima You Yue understood. These secret clans had definitely obtained these pieces of news, which was why they spent a lot of time and energy to research the desert. It was probably by warning them directly, saying that there were ancient mines here, or it could be that ancestors passed down words saying that there was treasure in here.
“We know which areas have powerful beasts, and managed to extrapolate the most likely place the ancient mines will be. So, are you willing to come with us?” Xuan Qiu He invited her again.
Sima You Yue hesitated. With them around, she and Wu Lingyu would be able to save a lot of time. The most important thing was that he knew the general location of the mines, while they didn’t.
“Why do you want to take us with you?” She was still uncertain. Most people would hope that fewer people would enter, right?
“We are friends. Since we have met here, why would I need a special reason to invite you to join us?” Xuan Qiu He smiled.
“Then we’ll have to trouble you.” This meant that she had agreed to join them.