Translator: Misty Cloud Translations Editor: Misty Cloud Translations
If Sima You Yue said she was bullied, he would definitely give that person a piece of his mind.
“Father, I’m fine, I went out for a while, and I happened to meet Young Master Mo on the way home, so we came back together.” Sima You Yue said.
“Really?” Master Feng asked with a look of suspicion.
“Alright, what are you two on about! Father, Master, I have something to tell you, let’s head to the room first.” Sima You Yue said, nodding apologetically to Mo Xue Yang, and grabbed each of them with one hand.
Mo Xue Yang curled the corners of his mouth when he saw her doing this. How similar this was to Xue Wu.
It seemed that she was also loved by everyone. Only such a person could be so playful with her elders and have such a happy smile on her face.
Sima You Yue led the two back to the room while calling the others over, and showed them the letter from Tao Yixuan.
The letter said that Xu Jin and the others had won first place and were invited to the Wu Family as guests.
However, although they left that very day, they had since disappeared. Tao Yi Xuan guessed that they were most likely apprehended by the Hao family and imprisoned.
“Well if that were true, then the Hao family is really too much!” Han Miao Shuang and the others were furious with the thought that people like Xu Jin and others were imprisoned within a tiny space with four walls.
Somehow, Sima You Yue looked at the letter, felt something was amiss, and so she took out a basin, poured water on it, and soon another page appeared on the back of the letter.
“The Hao Family have strong roots, acted ruthlessly, and have unscrupulously imprisoned many people. Your master and them are very likely to be imprisoned. The Hao Family do these things dishonourably, and so once imprisoned, would be impossible for them to escape. If you wish to save them, you must infiltrate deep inside to rescue them. On the other hand, I have found out where they have imprisoned these people.”
Behind the letter were some simple drawings of some maps.
“So that means we have to find a way to infiltrate the Hao Family. If the Masters are really imprisoned, we can only save them from the inside.” said Sima You Yue.
“But to enter the Hao Family’s house is no easy feat, otherwise Tao Yi Xuan would not have to remind us like this.” Huang Ying Ying said.
“It’s actually very easy,” Sima You Yue said.
“How do you mean?” Han Miao Shuang asked. Then, as if suddenly recalling something, his eyes widened. “Do you mean you want to get in the same way?”
“As the letter mentioned, the Hao Family is very interested in those geniuses. If we can attract their attention, it will be easier to handle.” Sima You Yue then said, “So, in this competition, no matter who it is, someone needs to get first place.”
“Don’t worry about it. I’ve seen your medical skills, and who can compare to you? You can definitely get first place. With regards to alchemy, we will try our best. If we win, once we get in, we can help you. If we don’t, then we will go to the Spirit Pagoda with you.” Jiang Jun Xian said.
“Alright, let’s do that.” said Sima You Yue, nodding.
Everyone stayed put and spent the rest of the time studying the Crimson Pearl Convention. But Tao Yixuan sent along another piece of news, ascertaining the situation even more, furnished with details.
Sima You Yue digested the news, then silently gazed upon the tea on the table for some time.
A few days later, the Crimson Pearl Convention officially started, and Sima You Yue travelled to the competition venue with the Mo family. Never did she think she would actually see an acquaintance there.
Eastern Lai Li saw Sima You Yue and for a moment was taken aback, but then her eyes filled with unstoppable hatred and… murderous intent.
She wanted to kill her!
Sima You Yue had no idea what the lady had been through, that she couldn’t even hide the murderous look in her eyes. Did she forget that she had saved her from the Supreme Fifth Spirit Senior?
Her heart sank. She knew at that moment that saving her must have saved a white-eyed wolf. Looking back now, her instincts were right.
And on top of that, was another person she didn’t want to see – Northern Du Hao.
Northern Du Hao saw Xiaoxi hanging onto Sima You Yue, and his eyes narrowed slightly, his gaze a little complicated.
On the day he nearly died by the Supreme Fifth Spirit Senior’s hand, had he not taken advantage of his distraction, and used a secret method to cut through the void and escaped, when would he have had a chance to stand here again, staring at this person that looked like the Supreme Fifth Spirit Senior?
Sima You Yue saw the two whispering to each other, and felt a little surprised.
How did these two get together? Weren’t the two at odds? Could something drastic have happened in this short period of time? She didn’t seem to have heard any news of this!
What she didn’t know was that something that might seem just a small thing in her eyes, was a big thing in the eyes of others.
Of course, if she had known that Eastern Lai Li confessed to Xuan Qiu He and was rejected, and if Eastern Lai Li had guessed that the person he liked was her, she would only smile.
Some people, even if they did nothing, would make people dislike her existence.
Mo Xue Wu saw Sima You Yue observing the two and said, “I heard that these two people are already engaged. The Northern Du Clan and Eastern Lai Clan will finally be joined by marriage.”
“Engaged?” Sima You Yue was even more surprised when she heard the news. Doesn’t Eastern Lai Li like Xuan Qiu He? Why would she get engaged to Northern Du Hao?
“Yeah!” Mo Xuewu nodded, looking at Eastern Lai Li full of disdain, “I’ll tell you, these Hidden Families are good for nothings. She says that she likes Xuan Qui He, but when Xuan Qiu He turned her down, she falls into the arms of another man in a blink of an eye.”
“Rejected? When did this happen?”
“Not too long ago, I suppose.” Mo Xue Wu said. “Why? Do you know them?”
“Yes, I suppose you could say that.”
“Well then you better be careful, the both of them are looking at you weirdly!” Mo Xue Wu warned in a low voice.
“Little Sister, let me just say, such a person shouldn’t be saved at all. You saved her, but she still wants to kill you. Tell me, why would you save her?” Han Miao Shuang said, full of contempt for Eastern Lai Li.
Mo Xue Wu looked at Sima You Yue in surprise, and asked, “You saved her?”
“I didn’t want to save her at first, but for Xuan Qiu He’s sake, I brought her along.” Sima You Yue replied, and briefly described what happened at the Ancient mines.
“Tsk tsk, after all that, this woman still wants to kill you, she really is…” Mo Xue Wu shook her head, feeling even more dislike towards Eastern Lai Li.
“Do you know the Hidden Families?” Sima You Yue asked her.
“The Hidden Families have always had dealings with the Lost Place, so I know them. But I could never bear the sight of this woman. I didn’t expect that she would still be so vengeful.” Mo Xue Wu said disapprovingly.