Chapter 1714: Wu Lingyu Returned?
Saint City, the entire city was built like a palace. It was a white palace. Sima You Yue’s first impression could be summed up into — pretentious.
The appearance of Zong Zheng Han Yue had its benefits here. Those who see her must salute her. And she just needed to keep smiling and nodding slightly at them.
“Holy Daughter, you’re finally back.” A maid ran over.
Sima You Yue recognized that this was one of her personal servants — Gu Xi. She was left behind in the Saint City when she went to perform the secret mission.
“What’s the matter?” She followed Zong Zheng Han Yue’s tone and said indifferently.
“This servant tried to contact you before and couldn’t get in touch. I thought something happened to you.” Gu Xi said with some worry.
Sima You Yue shot her a glance. “You know I was on a secret mission. It is naturally inconvenient to contact me. What’s the fuss about?”
“This servant is wrong.” Gu Xi bowed her head.
“Mm. Let’s talk after we go back.” Sima You Yue turned and walked out.
“Yo, isn’t this our new Holy Daughter? Why did you come back in a hurry? Did you miss our Pavilion Master?” A strange voice came from the side. Sima You Yue turned around and saw a girl who was adorned in white dress embroidered with peach blossoms. The latter was surrounded by a crowd of people as she came over.
She looked through Zong Zheng Han Yue’s memories. Soon she knew the identity of this person and the grudge between them.
Tao Xue’er, one of the girls who ran for the Holy Daughter with Zong Zheng Han Yue last time. Her chances of winning were so huge that she already considered herself the Holy Daughter. Unexpectedly, Zong Zheng Han Yue became the Holy Daughter. Although she stayed in the head pavilion, she was always bothering Zong Zheng Han Yue.
Furthermore, she always thought that Zong Zheng Han Yue was able to become the Holy Daughter because of her ambiguous relationship with the Pavilion Master. So she always looked for opportunities to run on Zong Zheng Han Yue.
If it was Zong Zheng Han Yue herself, she might still argue with Tao Xue’er. But Sima You Yue was not her. She had no interest in intrigue between girls. So she just glanced at her and left without any reply.
“Huh? Did this girl have a personality change? She left without saying a word.” Tao Xue’er looked at Sima You Yue’s back in surprise. She had prepared a load of rebuttals.
Now it felt that she was punching cotton which made her uncomfortable.
“Miss, don’t bother with this type of person.” The maid on the side. “Wait until she is ruined at the convention, let’s see if she can still be cocky. This kind of person without family support, once rejected by the sect, she is nothing.”
Tao Xue’er was finally happy now and praised, “You are right. Let’s wait for a good show!”
Sima You Yue returned to where she was living. A group of maids rushed to greet her.
Sima You Yue shot them a glance as she thought Zong Zheng Han Yue was enjoying the life.
“Gu Xi, come with me. The rest can withdraw.”
“Yes, Holy Daughter.”
Sima You Yue took Gu Xi into the room. “Has anything happened in the city lately?”
“It’s about the same as when Holy Daughter left them. But recently, some people with higher status returned. It seems that the Holy Son returned.”
Sima You Yue’s breathing tightened. Holy Son? Wasn’t that Wu Lingyu?
He was back? Why didn’t she know?
She suppressed the commotion in her heat and made herself sound calm. “Hasn’t he been away for a long time? Why is he back now?”
“It’s said that Pavilion Master asked him to come back. It’s probably for this convention.” Gu Xi answered.
“Mm, is there anything else?” Sima You Yue asked.
“The others are the same as before, nothing special.” Gu Xi added, “Oh, yes, there is one more thing. I heard Holy Son brought back a girl, which is very well liked by the Pavilion Master. Relying on the relationship between the Pavilion Master and Holy Son, she is arrogant in the sect.”
“He brought a girl back?” Sima You Yue suddenly felt her blood boil, as if some power was going to explode.
“Yes.” Gu Xi saw her face change. “Holy Daughter, you….”
Sima You Yue knew she reacted a little too aggressively, but she did not deny it. She coughed twice. “Don’t tell others.”
Gu Xi immediately understood what she meant. It turned out that the Holy Daughter liked the Holy Son! She nodded, “This servant will not tell others.”
Then Sima You Yue asked some other questions and Gu Xi answered them one by one. Because her tone of speech and understanding of things were the same as before, she never suspected the person before her was not Zong Zheng Han Yue.
At this time, a white paper crane flew in. After Zong Zheng Han Yue looked at it, she said to Gu Xi, “I’m going to meet the Pavilion Master.”
She would still have to face it anyway. She was going to ask Wu Lingyu on the way about why he didn’t tell her that he was back.
She went to the huge palace in the city. There were few people there. Everyone who could enter had some sort of identity.
She walked into the empty hall. Only a middle aged man was seated there. He had ordinary features but exuded holiness. He looked comfortable. After she saw him, she lowered her eyes.
“Han Yue greets Pavilion Master.” Sima You Yue bowed the same way as Zong Zheng Han Yue.
Qiu Chi didn’t open his eyes or speak, so as for her to keep her posture.
After a while, he began, “Han Yue, you did not handle this matter well.”
“Han Yue is wrong. Pavilion Master, please punish me.” Sima You Yue didn’t make excuses. Because to Qiu Chi, it was useless.
Qiu Chi opened his eyes. “The other side is angry. Tell me what happened?”
“The matter is, when I got there, I checked the chosen girls first. After confirming that they were the right ones, I went to meet them according to Pavilion Master’s instructions. But I waited for two days and no one came. When I came back, the girls had been rescued.” Sima You Yue continued, “Pavilion Master, could they be deliberate? If I stayed back there, those girls would not have been rescued.”
Qiu Chi stared at her for a long time. “No, they should have discovered something, so they gave up seeing you. Didn’t you bring them that thing?”
Sima You Yue took out a black box. Although she was curious about it along the way, she didn’t touch it to avoid arousing suspicion.
Qiu Chi waved his hand, and the box flew into his hand. After confirming the box hadn’t been opened, his expression improved.
At this time, the guard’s voice transmitted from outside, “Greetings to Holy Son. Pavilion Master is currently seeing Holy Daughter. You can’t enter without any instructions.”