Chapter 700 – The grieving Li family (7)
“Hahahahaha, it hurts so much I could die, quickly save me.” Beichen Ying laughed until even tears came out, “You guys go quickly, continue spreading it. This time, spread around about the Jade Lake’s Palace Master’s wife’s lover!”
Watching the servants go after accepting his order, Beichen Ying finished laughing and slowly wiped away the wet spot made by the tears.
Only after Beichen Ying took a few deep breaths did he calm down.
That day, Li Aoqiong chased them until they looked disheveled and downtrodden, especially Luoluo, who almost died by his hands. This sort of hatred, how could he not take revenge?
The moment he thought of that day’s scene where Su Luo’s neck was being gripped so forcefully, a hint of malicious ruthlessness flashed across Beichen Ying’s usually sunshine-filled handsome face.
Those rumours were completely planned and executed by Beichen Ying and his group of people, Su Luo did not actually participate in it.
When she woke up, she found that the rumors outside were already like this.
However, the Jade Lake’s Palace wasn’t entirely without countermeasures. At least, with the Jade Lake’s fairy taking action, these rumours were suppressed very quickly.
The news of Grandmaster Rong Yun arriving at the imperial capital was actually released by Li Yaoyao.
At the same time of releasing this piece of news, she also spread around the matter of Grandmaster Rong Yun about to take Li Yaoyao as a disciple being the most important and high-profile point.
Li Yaoyao was deeply well-versed in the weaknesses of gossipping rumours.
Gossiped rumours had a time of effectiveness and if there was something that had even more explosive interest, then the previous rumour would be drowned out.
So, when the news about Grandmaster Rong Yun wanting to accept Li Yaoyao as a disciple spread, the entire imperial capital was stunned.
It was not just the entire imperial capital, even the entire Eastern Ling and the entire continent’s strong experts were all simultaneously stunned.
Grandmaster Rong Yun, until now, only had Leng Yan as his only disciple.
If Jade Lake’s fairy paid her respects to Grandmaster Rong Yun as a disciple, then Jade Lake’s Palace’s ranking among the ten largest aristocratic families would inevitably lean near the front once more.
For a period of time, almost all eyes were focused on Eastern Ling Empire’s imperial capital, taking note of every movement there.
Rather, during these few days, the depressing atmosphere that the Jade Lake’s Li family had a few days before became the total opposite – a lively and prosperous scene decorated with lanterns and coloured banners.
Jade Lake’s Li family was in high energy, while inside the Su home, it was quiet.
Inside the study.
Su Zian was sitting upright at the side of the desk, his brows furrowed.
He looked at the envelope in his hands. His complexion was suddenly dark and gloomy, clouded with uncertainty.
In fact, this letter had already reached his hands a few days ago. At the time, the one who had delivered the letter was a Jade Lake’s inner disciple.
Their attitude had been just as arrogant and disdainful as before.
However, at the time, after the letter was delivered, the imperial capital very quickly surged up with crazy rumors about Jade Lake’s Li family’s scandal.
At the time, Su Zian could not help but rejoice in someone else’s misfortune in his heart. So, he naturally shelved this letter into a corner.
However, a millennium old aristocratic family proved itself to be a millennium old aristocratic family. Their inside information was deep, definitely not a family that could be taken down by something small-scale done once or twice.
The moment Li Yaoyao pays respects to Grandmaster Rong Yun as his disciple, under this sky, who would dare to gossip indiscriminately about them?
So, Su Zian, who began to feel even more pressure, pulled out the letter from the deepest parts of the drawer and brought it out once more.
The content of this letter was very simple. There were only a few strokes, very simply, a single line.
Have Su Luo banished from the Su Manor!
Yes, it was just these simple eight words.
However, these eight words landed Su Zian in a profoundly difficult situation.
If it had been half a year ago, when this letter from the Jade Lake’s Li family had arrived without even being said, Su Zian would comply with the request. He wouldn’t even be a little bit hesitant and sad about it.
However, now, the situation was not so simple.
Firstly, not even mentioning how in this past half a year, Su Luo, that smelly girl’s, strength had advanced by leaps and bounds. Just speaking of her relationship with His Highness Prince Jin.
Just this point alone, he could not bear to let her go.
However, if he did not obey Jade Lake’s Li family… A hint of haze flashed across Su Zian’s eyes.
What to do? Just exactly what should he do that would be the best choice for him and for Su Manor?
Su Zian sank into deep tangled thoughts.
This day, Grandmaster Rong Yan complied with Emperor Jing’s invitation for him to enter the palace.
And astonishingly, accompanying by his side happened to be the Jade Lake’s fairy.
Chapter 701 – The matter of accepting a disciple (1)
Today’s Grandmaster Rong Yun had on a floaty, gorgeous, soft golden robe made of silk. His pair of eyes was as clear and serene as a green pool. His gaze was misty, without a ripple nor hint of clues, without desire or demand. Like a deity travelling through the human world.
Emperor Jing was initially sitting upright at a high position, but when he saw Grandmaster Rong Yun, he suddenly stood up from his dragon throne. He quickly stepped down to welcome him.
His entire face was full of smiles: “Grandmaster Rong Yun, you’ve come here from afar. Quickly, please have a seat.”
Grandmaster Rong Yun’s expression was calm and collected, lukewarm like water. He nodded his head slightly as he unhurriedly sat down. Furthermore, his expression as he faced Emperor Jing did not give him excess respect.
Emperor Jing also thought it was only to be expected for Grandmaster Rong Yun to be this indifferent.
The chief eunuch had already brought up the best tea he personally steeped.
Emperor Jing, with his own hands, offered the tea.
There was a smile in the Jade Lake fairy’s eyes. She took a step forward to take the teacup from Emperor Jing’s hands: “Your Majesty, please let me do it instead.”
Jade Lake’s fairy personally received the fragrant tea and respectfully placed it on the small table. Her movements were skillful and natural. As if she often did this sort of thing.
At this moment, in the throne room, aside from Emperor Jing, there were also a crowd of civil and military cabinet ministers.
Seeing this, they could not help but betray a startled expression on their faces.
One’s understanding was that Grandmaster Rong Yun had a cold and detached temperament. He was like this even towards the children of the ten powerful families, it was even harder for other people to get close to him.
However, today, Grandmaster Rong Yun actually acquiesced for the Jade Lake’s fairy to stand by his side to pour tea for him. This showed that Grandmaster had tacitly accepted her already.
Thinking up till now, the gaze of everyone who looked at the Jade Lake’s fairy became increasingly more respectful.
Some people who had previously rejoiced in the misfortune of Jade Lake’s Li family because of the rumours, now had shut their mouths tightly, afraid of stirring up trouble for themselves.
After Li Yaoyao put down the tea, she stood by Grandmaster Rong Yun’s side smartly. Her eyes smiled shallowly with a myriad of bearings. Looking at her was like seeing a fairy among humans, a beauty that could not be found locally.
Emperor Jing noticed the attitude Grandmaster Rong Yun had towards the Jade Lake’s fairy. The thoughts that had initially been extinguished gradually started to burn again.
That day, when Nangong Liuyun was leaving, he had come to the palace and spoken with him. He said something like he would not marry anyone else other than Su Luo, that loathsome girl. He even said that Su family’s girl had unlimited potential. In the future, her accomplishments would not be worse than Li Yaoyao.
Emperor Jing shook his head.
That day, he really was conned by second child, into actually believing his words.
Now, looking at Grandmaster Rong Yun’s attitude towards Li Yaoyao, even a fool could tell, Li Yaoyao, like this, was about to fly up like a rocket.
If Li Yaoyao was to be accepted by Grandmaster Rong Yun as his last disciple, then her status would be very precious. By that time, even if second child wanted to marry her, he might need to wait in line.
Thinking up to now, Emperor Jing’s desire to arrange the marriage of the Jade Lake’s fairy to Nangong Liuyun became increasingly stronger.
In addition, it would be best to finalise the marriage before Li Yaoyao was taken in by Grandmaster Rong Yun as a disciple.
Emperor Jing restrained the thoughts that were beginning to stir. He smiled at Grandmaster Rong Yun and said, “Great Master, it’s rare for you to make a trip here. You should stay in Eastern Ling for a few more days.”
Grandmaster Rong Yun sipped his tea. His voice was cold: “After the matter of accepting a disciple is completed, then I will leave immediately.”
The corner of Emperor Jing’s smile became slightly stiff.
This Grandmaster Rong Yun really spoke bluntly. Even faced with the emperor, he also had no sensitivity to the other’s feelings.
However, Emperor JIng only felt rather depressed and would not really get angry.
Because, when one has reached Grandmaster Rong Yun’s elevated status, then one had no need for worldly formalities. Being temperamental was the normal state for them.
However, mentioning the matter of accepting a disciple, Emperor Jing could not help but feel his heart light up. He cast a glance at Li Yaoyao and asked while smiling: “This sure is a happy occasion, don’t know who Great Master has decided to take as a disciple?”
Grandmaster Rong Yun shot a glance at him like he was looking at an idiot. His voice was indifferent, faintly discernable as wind: “Haven’t completed.”
Emperor Jing clapped his hands and excitedly said, “If it’s like this, then how about this emperor have those apothecaries come for you to select?”