Published at 6th of January 2021 12:16:28 PM
A man was actually hiding in the middle of the lake!
Chu Liuyue was shocked . She had been coming here for so long, but she was clueless about it . Although she no longer had her previous body’s strength, she was still sharp, and her eyesight still excellent . Otherwise, it would be impossible for her to take care of Song Lian and his two other companions by herself just now .
This man must be very strong .
“Is this your territory?” she asked cautiously .
The water rippled . Chu Liuyue could vaguely see a tall figure coming out of the water . His silhouette could be seen through a veil of white mist .
Straight shoulders, a broad back, and a curvy figure were vaguely hidden by the lake .
Chu Liuyue gripped her hairpin tightly as she continued to stare . She had just been reborn; she didn’t want to die again .
A low laugh came out of nowhere . “Do I look that good?”
A gust of wind dispersed the white mist . That man’s figure became clearer . It seemed that he was keen to meet her face to face .
Chu Liuyue sneered inwardly . She had seen worse . Why should she be intimidated by this? “I can’t get a good look with the mist in our way . Let me take a closer look; I can give you my answer then . ”
The flowing mist came to a sudden stop . The man probably didn’t expect a young lady like her to talk in this manner .
“If you are really that keen, I will be happy to oblige . However, I’m worried you’ll stab me with your hairpin before you’ve seen more . ” He didn’t seem annoyed because there was laughter in his voice .
Chu Liuyue remained silent . The man was strong, smart, and definitely not easy to deal with . He had figured out her intentions with one glance . She wouldn’t face such a person head-on when dealing with them .
She simply rolled her eyes, pulled her hair back, and calmly inserted the hairpin into her bun smoothly . “My apologies . I didn’t know this was your territory . I thought there was nobody until I intruded . I hope you will forgive me for my intrusion . ”
The man was silent for a moment .
“There’s no need for that . ” His voice sounded distant .
Chu Liuyue was flabbergasted . Was he letting her off this easily? Her mind was so confused that she didn’t say anything .
“The water in Lake Bibo may be good for health, but your meridian points are blocked . It’s better if you don’t stay for long . ” The man stood up and made his way to the shore as soon as he said that . In a flash, he was done dressing .
Chu Liuyue could barely make out his silhouette despite the white mist . She could still see the man’s figure . Indeed, it was a really good one .
She, too, wore her clothes with haste without feeling embarrassed and left . This was not a man to be trifled with .
Before she could take a step, the man’s voice rang behind her . “Young lady, I have no wish to pursue this matter, but I have to know who has intruded into my territory today . ”
The tone of his voice was smooth, but it carried a hint of a superior person’s irrefutable nobility .
Are his words meant to intimidate me into telling him my name? Chu Liuyue turned around . A man was standing not too far away from her .
She held her breath .
When she was a princess, she saw countless talented and handsome young men . Her fiancé, Jiang Yucheng, was also the most handsome man in Tianling Dynasty .
Nevertheless, she couldn’t help but feel amazed when she first laid her eyes on this man .
He had a pair of saber-like eyebrows which slanted into his temples, a straight nose, and sparkling eyes . Even the most beautiful starry night sky couldn’t compare to those deep eyes . One glance at those eyes was enough to make one crazy and sink into its light .
His scarlet lips were lightly pressed together into a flawless radian, which appeared thin . However, the bead in the middle of one of his lips made them look redder .
His eyes were the cleanest starry night in the world, while his lips were the most ambiguous spring color in the world . He was pure yet mysterious . He was elegant and noble, like an impenetrable contradictory form that seemed to drive one crazy as it attracted all the attention .
Chu Liuyue sized him up, and a word came into her mind—Demon!
“Chu Liuyue . ” She had no intention of hiding her identity . After all, he looked like a man of many means . Lying would only cause more problems .
The man stood across her and stared, but his gaze was like the moonlight as his eyes lightly grazed past her . They finally remained fixed on her face . “Let’s forget about this since Xue Xue was the one who let you in . ”
Xue Xue? Is it that white lion?
The man suddenly stepped forward and approached Chu Liuyue until he stood in front of her .
Chu Liuyue was on high alert . However, she suppressed her feelings so as not to show him any hostility . She looked at him calmly .
He stood unmovingly . Suddenly, he reached out and grazed her cheek lightly with his warm fingertip . “Lady Chu, you can’t go home in such a mess with blood on your face . ”
Chu Liuyue was shocked . She looked down and saw the bloodstain on his fingertip .
The two breathed, taking in each other’s scent for a moment .
His deep voice stirred her eardrums . “Also, my name is Rong Xiu . ” Before Chu Liuyue could say anything, he told her, “You should go . ”
Chu Liuyue pursed her lips . She might not know what he was up to, but she had a feeling that there was another battle to be fought when she returned to the Chu family . “Thank you . ”
It wasn’t until the young girl’s slender figure completely disappeared into the forest that Rong Xiu finally withdrew his gaze and glanced at the white lion .
His warm and friendly demeanor dimmed a few notches . “Did you betray your master to get into her good graces?”
The white lion was motionless .
“If you pretend to be dead, I will tell her your other name is Hua Hua when I see her the next time . ”
The white lion suddenly stood up . Its name was Xue Hua [Snowflake], not Hua Hua! It would be so embarrassing if others came to know about this .
“The Imperial City should be quite crowded these days, so I’ll leave you to it . ”
Xue Hua’s eyes lit up .
The atmosphere in the Chu family’s hall was tense .
Anxiety was written all over Chu Ning’s face . He paced around uneasily while looking out nervously .
“Yue’er has been gone for the whole day . It’s already evening . Why isn’t she back yet? First Elder, we should send a search party out quickly . ”
What should they do if something happened to her? Yue’er was completely defenseless .
First Elder, Chu Xiao, sipped his tea and told him nonchalantly, “Chu Ning, stop fretting . This isn’t the first time she has gone out . What could happen? Perhaps, she was having so much fun that she simply forgot the time . ”
Chu Ning was extremely anxious, but he knew they wouldn’t agree to his request . It’s getting dark . Yue’er wouldn’t be so insensible . She should be back by now . “I will search for her myself!” He went out alone without waiting for them .
The Third Missy, Chu Xianmin, came dressed in a yellow dress . She had a pretty face . She respectfully bowed before saying with a whimper, “First Elder, I know that my sister hasn’t come back yet, so I shouldn’t bother you . B-but… there is something that I don’t dare to hide—my things have been stolen . ”
First Elder frowned . “What happened?”
Tears began to well up in Chu Xianmin’s eyes . “I invited my sister to my room this morning, wanting to give her some money so she could buy something for herself when she went out . However, when I checked earlier, all the money and jewelry my parents gave me were missing . ”
Chu Ning barked . “What are you trying to say? Are you implying that Yue’er is the thief?”
Chu Xianmin cried harder . Aggrieved, tears fell from her eyes .
“I didn’t mean that… How could I accuse my sister? However, she was the only one who has gone into my room today . ”
First Elder squinted his eyes . “Perhaps… she stole Xianmin’s money and ran away? How dare she!”
Chu Ning was about to argue when he heard the announcement .
“Big Missy is back!”
Everyone in the hall froze .
A tear had been lingering at the corner of Chu Xianmin’s eye as she concealed her disbelief . How? Chu Liuyue should be…
A petite silhouette approached against the light .
“First Elder must be joking . As the Chu family’s eldest daughter, I have a share of all the family’s assets . Why would I steal my sister’s money and betray my family?” Chu Liuyue walked into the hall with a smile, but it made Chu Xianmin quiver . “Am I right, Sister?”