Published at 6th of January 2021 12:13:10 PM
Xue Xue looked at Chu Liuyue with its eyes wide open and did not know what to do . Its gigantic head was stuck at the window, and it looked very comical .
“It’s broken anyway . Just come in . ” Chu Liuyue touched her forehead and waved towards it in an angry yet laughable manner .
It was originally difficult for someone of Xue Xue’s size to barge in through the window . Also, it could easily destroy the entire ledge with its strength .
Xue Xue only relaxed when it realized that Chu Liuyue was not angry, and it jumped straight into her arms .
Chu Liuyue caught it and stabilized herself with much difficulty .
The big fluff ball in her arms made Chu Liuyue’s originally depressed mood a lot better .
She hugged Xue Xue and stood on the tip of her toes, feeling a little shocked . “Hm? Xue Xue, you seem to have slimmed down . ”
It seemed to be slimmer from the first time they met .
Xue Xue passionately rubbed its cheeks against her face, tickling Chu Liuyue until she kept moving backward .
“Okay, okay . Xue Xue, stop messing around . It’s ticklish…”
Xue Xue only stopped after harassing her for a while . Xue Xue then obediently rested by her feet . Its tail kept wagging continuously, and it looked very cute .
Chu Liuyue could not help but smile . If anyone else saw this scene, they would think that Xue Xue is my fiend .
When Chu Liuyue thought of this, she felt even more amused . Now that she thought about it, Rong Xiu was Xue Xue’s Master, but it seemed much closer to her .
From the first time they met till now, Chu Liuyue always felt strangely close to Xue Xue . She also genuinely felt that it would not hurt her .
Fiends were ferocious, and high-level fiends were especially arrogant . Logically speaking, they would not care about anyone else other than their masters . However, Xue Xue…
“I haven’t seen you lately . Where have you been?” asked Chu Liuyue casually as she brushed its fur .
Xue Xue closed its eyes in comfort . When did it have such enjoyment when its Master was here? This was worth the hard work these few days .
Chu Liuyue did not mind when she saw the face of enjoyment Xue Xue, who acted as if it did not hear her words—had . At this moment, she did not feel as lonely with Xue Xue’s company .
“Speaking of that, you and your Master are both very similar in one point . ”
Xue Xue moved and opened one eye to glance at her .
Chu Liuyue’s thin, white fingers tapped its wet and rough nose . “You both love to barge into other people’s houses in the middle of the night . ”
Xue Xue closed its eyes guiltily and rubbed against Chu Liuyue’s palm as it purred .
Chu Liuyue sighed in her heart . Its shameless appearance is even more like…
“Yue’er, are you home?” Chu Ning’s voice suddenly sounded from outside the door .
Chu Liuyue stood up to open the door happily, but Xue Xue was even faster than her as it jumped out of the window .
The originally damaged window now had an even bigger hole .
Chu Liuyue looked at it speechlessly . I didn’t even say anything, so why was Xue Xue so anxious?
She opened the door and saw Chu Ning, whom she had not seen for days . He was wearing the black imperial guard armor and looked weary . However, his tired eyes brightened up once he saw Chu Liuyue .
“Yue’er, you’re really home . ”
Chu Liuyue blinked and whined—a rare action from her . “It’s a school holiday tomorrow, so I came right home after lessons today . I miss you a lot after not seeing you for a few days . ”
When Chu Ning heard his daughter said that, the tiredness he felt in the past few days had completely disappeared, and he instantly felt much comfort . “I also missed Yue’er very much! I was very busy recently, so I didn’t even have time to visit you at the academy . ”
Chu Liuyue helplessly smiled . “Father, our house is pretty near the academy . You don’t have to send me there . Also, you’ve just been appointed as the imperial guards’ Commander in Chief, so you definitely have a lot of things to handle . It seems like you haven’t rested these few days,” said Chu Liuyue as she invited Chu Ning in and poured a cup of tea for him .
“That’s right . Other than handling the imperial guards’ affairs, I still need to investigate the Fourth Princess’s incident . Previously, the Fourth Princess met with an accident at the hunting ground, and her pearl of essence was destroyed . The Emperor is heartbroken and keeps asking us to investigate properly . We’ve already punished tens of people in these few days . ”
Chu Liuyue gently replied with an “oh . ” She then asked, “Pearl of essence destroyed… Does that mean she can’t cultivate anymore?”
“Yeah . This matter has affected the Fourth Princess greatly, and the palace is in chaos now . She even told us to find the fiend no matter what . However, she was the one who chased after the fiend and fell to the bottom of the cliff . Nobody else was around, so nobody knows what the fiend looks like . How do we even find it?”
“Fourth Princess should have seen it, right? If she described its appearance, it should be easy to find it . ”
“Fourth Princess herself didn’t look at it properly . Also, she can’t even talk about it properly as she’s too shocked . Finding it will be as hard as finding a needle in a haystack . ” Chu Ning sighed and did not have much hope for this .
Chu Liuyue did not care about it .
Rong Zhen had been spoiled . Thus, she thought she could do everything she wanted, just because she was the Empress’s first daughter . The past love she had would disappear very quickly after she became a good-for-nothing . Only a bleak future awaited her .
The people in the royal family were the cruelest and most heartless . People without any use would be abandoned immediately . It was a pity that Rong Zhen had not noticed this .
Chu Liuyue propped her chin up and casually asked, “I heard Chu Xianmin married the Crown Prince two days ago . That was really fast . The Crown Prince and Chu Xianmin finally got what they wanted . ”
Oh, maybe not Chu Xianmin . When she racked her brains to get the Crown Prince’s attention, she probably did not think that she would marry him as a concubine . I’ve only entered the academy to cultivate for a few days, but many things have already happened in the Imperial City .
Chu Ning looked stern . “Yue’er, don’t talk about the Crown Prince’s situation so rashly . It was hard for us to have a clean cut with him, so it’s better if we have nothing to do with him in the future . ”
Chu Ning’s reaction made Chu Liuyue feel weird . Upon seeing Chu Ning’s guarded appearance, a thought flashed across Chu Liuyue’s mind . “… Did something happen to the Crown Prince?”
Chu Ning did not expect Chu Liuyue to be so smart and guessed the main point in no time . After thinking for a while, he knitted his brows and sighed . “This incident has too big of an implication . Yue’er, it’s best if you don’t ask about it . Just be careful about what you say . ”
He literally broke into a cold sweat after Emperor Jiawen called him over, and he found out about the incident .
Luckily, they had already severed ties with the Chu family and dissolved the marriage agreement with the Crown Prince previously . If not, the father-daughter duo would definitely be implicated .
In the past, Chu Ning hated Rong Jin . However, he was just thankful to avoid all of this now .
“Father, don’t worry . I know what to do,” said Chu Liuyue, but she wondered what exactly the Crown Prince did to give Chu Ning this reaction .
When she came out of the academy today, she did not hear any news . It seemed like the palace was keeping this confidential . However, the Crown Prince’s situation was probably very dangerous…
As the imperial guards’ Commander in Chief, Chu Ning was Emperor Jiawen’s knife .
It seemed like this knife was hovering above the Crown Prince’s head this time .