Translated by NightShade
Edited by Misty
Chapter 5: “Tangled”
Helian Wei Wei raised her eyebrow, she vaguely remembered this man from her memory, he was a special existence in the Dragon War Empire. He had advanced to tenth rank, and became the number one martial arts genius. The distinguished Third Prince, his future was suppose to be immeasurable, when the world was right in front of him. There was a fire in the palace, and he lost all of his cultivation.
Coincidentally that day was the seventh month of the lunar calendar which was also the Ghost Festival. That was how the title, Ghost Palace, was came about……
He seldom stepped out of his palace, and his very existence became shrouded in a mystery.
Many people were eager to get close to him, because all the people that he had advised, all advanced in their cultivation very quickly in a short span of time.
Yet deep in the depths of their hearts, no one truly dared get to close to him, as they had a trace of fear buried within.
His unhurried footsteps, calm yet rhythmical, were getting closer.
Helian Wei Wei saw Helian Mei who was standing at the side trembling slightly.
As she looked up, she saw the silhouette of a slender bodied man at the end of the river, his silver mask glistening in the sun. Though he had not spoken a word, he exurberated an air of nobility and class.
What he was wearing had a complicated embroidery and showed exquisite workmanship. His long sleeves draped and lightly touched the floor, and created a cool breeze with each step he took.
As he drew near, his footsteps gradually came to a stop. His bright red clothing and his pale coloured neck created a drastic contrast. And suddenly, it felt like the cold gaze from his phoenix eyes could outshine all the colours.
Perhaps it wasn't just his eyes.
His entire being was emitting a dangerous aura, making the people incapable of ignoring his presence.
From the moment he appeared, everything around him seemed to fade away, ceasing to exist!
"This humble servant did not know about your Royal Highness's arrival, please pardon my negligence." Helian Guang Yao stepped out quickly and bowed his head.
The noble ladies who stood by the side also bowed to His Highness, gazing at him shyly.
Helian Guang Yao did know how long he have been there, and how much he had overheard, thinking only about what to say next " Your Highness….."
Baili Jia Jue ignored Helian Guang Yao and asked "What do you think of my robe?" As he casually glanced at everyone who was present.
His voice was like a void that was entrenched in coldness, yet a little low that was pleasant to the ears, as if it was a finely tuned instrument, but it still could not mask his menacing aura.
The confused people looked at each other, not understanding the meaning behind what he just said.
Silent filled the air, and nobody moved.
Helian Guang Yao took it upon himself to ease the tense atmosphere " Your Highness, I heard that you prefer tranquil and quiet environments. There are too many people here, why don't we head over to the study instead?"
Bai Li Jia Jue elegantly played with the dagger in his hands and said "I asked, what all of you think of my robe? Master Helian must be getting old and didn't hear what I just said."
Everyone was shocked and froze.
"How is it?" He pointed the dagger at Helian Mei's tearful face.
Helian Mei shuddered and immediately knet on the floor in fear, stuttering " Thir…Third Prince please have mercy….."
Baili Jia Jue didn't even glance at her. Even Helian Jiao Er, who was a devasting beauty, was met with a cold indifference. Just when everyone thought he was leaving….
Suddenly, Baili Jia Jue stopped in front of Helian Wei Wei!
He stood under the sunlight, with his head held high, his dark eyes proud and aloof, he looked straight into Helian Wei Wei's eyes and he asked, "What do you think?"
"Miss….." Mei Gu tugged Helian Wei Wei's sleeves, afraid that she would be impulsive and offend this horrid man.
But Helian Wei Wei did not seem to mind, her lips curved into a smile, "Not bad, it's very comfortable and warm."
"Really?" Baili Jia Jue asked nonchalantly. Without any warning, he held her chin up and looked at her tanned face, his tone had a dangerous vibe, "You're not so bad yourself too."
Everyone gasped, especially Helian Jiao Er who stood by the side, she clenched her hands tightly, her eyes were filled with vicious intent and jealousy!
Helian Wei Wei raised her eyebrow, and calmly pondered the man in front of her, be it his movement or posture, it all emitted an elegance that every woman can't help but be attracted to.
The only problem is….. the person he was bewitching was her!
Helian Wei Wei did not back away, nor show the slightest bit of nervousness, she just softly smiled. Her gaze was clear and steadfast as she stared straight at Baili jia Jue, and looked at him from head to toe as if appraising an item.
Then she imitated the man's movement, as she gripped his chin in an even more alluring way, and lazily replied "Hmm…You're not bad too."
Damn it, the mask felt cool and hard in her hands, not fun at all, this man wore this mask all day, either his appearance was that ugly, or he just had a weird hobby.
Helian Wei Wei cursed in her heart, his delicate face did not reveal any emotion, but rather an air of cool arrogance.
Just as Mei Gu recovered from the shock of Baili Jia Jue's unexpected actions, hearing Miss provoking his Highness, it made her cry out in exasperation, now was not the time for making jokes, did her Miss not know who this man was!
Baili Jia Jue stared at Helian Wei Wei, he slowly narrowed his eyes…….
His dark and cold glare was like an icy blizzard engulfing the earth, pressuring everyone and stopped everyone in their tracks! It felt as if everything had frozen around them.
In the dark, several attendants broke out in cold sweat, trembling in fear, not daring to make a sound.
Because they were not sure how their Master was going to react, was he going to kill Helian Wei Wei, or kill everyone in the household!
The first scenario was plausible, after all years ago, there was a female servant who wanted to climb the ranks and snuck into their Master's bed, she got slapped and was sent to the army.
As for the second situation…….
Master please calm down, no matter what it is still the General's residence!
If the Emperor knew you killed the whole Helian clan, he will come and play with our lives ah!