Chapter 1009: Surprise
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Coldness rose in Chu Liuyue’s heart. Jun Jiuqing did so many things in secret, yet he said it was all to help me? I experienced so much torture, but it all seems unimportant to him? If something went wrong in between, I would’ve long died!
As if seeing through Chu Liuyue’s thoughts, Jun Jiuqing smiled faintly. “I’m not worried that something will happen to you. All of this is nothing to you.”
If she couldn’t even handle all of these things, then she wouldn’t be herself.
Chu Liuyue knitted her brows tightly. It’s only now I’ve realized that all the troubles I met previously had mostly been set up by Jun Jiuqing long ago, and he is actually still speaking so arrogantly!
“I don’t accept it.” Chu Liuyue took a deep breath. “I don’t care what you think and what you do—it has nothing to do with me. It’s my own business that I want to return to Xi Ling; I don’t need anyone interfering. All the previous incidents have already passed, so there’s not much meaning in pursuing responsibility. I just need you to return my father to me in one piece. As for the condition you brought up, I won’t agree to it at all.”
She looked at Jun Jiuqing harshly and coldly. “Even if you don’t agree to let him go today, I’ll think of a way to save my father! As for the rest—it’s impossible!”
Jun Jiuqing’s handsome and nearly demonic face still had a smile, but this smile was like a lit-up firework as it rapidly turned cold with a bone-chilling coldness.
“Have you thought it through?” he slowly asked.
Chu Liuyue didn’t speak, but her expression was determined, showing that it was a tacit agreement.
The room fell into dead silence, and the air seemed to freeze inch by inch.
Then, Jun Jiuqing stood up. “Since this is the case, we don’t have to continue talking.”
Chu Liuyue quickly stood up too. “I came here today, and I must bring my father away!”
Jun Jiuqing slightly raised his brow as if he didn’t care about her words, and he lightly laughed. “You don’t have to waste your efforts. Did you not hear what I said clearly?”
Chu Liuyue’s eyes shrunk. “What do you mean?!”
Jun Jiuqing tilted his head and smiled in a sinister manner. “I meant… Chu Ning is no longer here now.”
He glanced at Chu Liuyue. “I knew you were coming today, and I made full preparations, but it’s a pity… It seems like I have no use for them anymore. If you want to bring Chu Ning back, either you change your mind or… you personally beat me!”
Chu Liuyue clenched her fists in her sleeves tightly!
“I have something on, so I won’t accompany you. Please go on,” said Jun Jiuqing as he directly lifted his leg to leave. It was as if he really didn’t care if Chu Liuyue would flip all the mechanisms here.
“Oh right.” Jun Jiuqing paused in his steps and tilted his head slightly.
The moonlight shone on his face and outlined his perfect angle. His eyes were half-bright and half-dark. “Since you trust that fiancé of yours so much, why don’t you go and see what he’s doing now? You’ll be very surprised.”
Then, he directly left and didn’t turn around.
Chu Liuyue stood in the study for a while.
Only when Jun Jiuqing’s figure had completely disappeared did she knit her brows and walk to the bookshelf. With the previous experience and Cen Yi’s help, she unlocked this mechanism very easily.
The secret compartment was opened.
As expected, there was nothing inside.
Chu Liuyue continuously opened the other compartments, but it was all in vain.
The most important thing was that she really couldn’t feel Chu Ning’s aura here. This could basically confirm that Chu Ning was indeed no longer here.
However, there was something Chu Liuyue didn’t understand. Since Jun Jiuqing ordered someone to bring Chu Ning away only now, not much time has passed. However, Chu Ning has already completely disappeared. How exactly did he do it?
Chu Liuyue thought for a long while, but she couldn’t figure it out. Seeing that there was no hope in finding him here, she eventually chose to leave.
That night seemed to pass calmly.
The next morning, Chu Liuyue heard that the Xiyan Dynasty and Dongning Dynasty’s people were planning to leave that day.
Ancient Phoenix Mountain was ruined, and everything turned into dust. There was no meaning to them staying here any longer.
As for the severely damaged Taiyu Dynasty, they had already left overnight the day before.
Chu Liuyue originally planned to stay here for a few more days to search for her father’s whereabouts. But after much thinking, this was dangerous and too obvious.
After some time, it might arouse suspicion.
The more important point was that after her talk with Jun Jiuqing failed that night, the latter told the public that he would go into seclusion and wouldn’t see anyone.
He clearly didn’t plan on discussing it with her. Hence, Chu Liuyue finally also decided to bring the few of them back.
And on this side, she would send people to secretly take notice and search for Chu Ning’s whereabouts.
The only thing that comforted Chu Liuyue was that Jun Jiuqing wanted to use Chu Ning as his chip, so he wouldn’t do anything overboard. At the very least, she didn’t need to worry about Chu Ning being dead.
But every time she thought of how tortured Chu Ning looked in the mirror, she still felt very upset.
Now, she could only think of another way.
Chu Liuyue and the rest went back rather smoothly. Additionally, as all of their abilities had strengthened, their speed was much faster.
Other than the still-unconscious Qiang Wanzhou, the other people who had undergone the Three Yuan Convention’s nourishment had improved.
Not only did their injuries recover, but Jian Fengchi’s group of three had respectively broken through their original cultivation level.
Mu Hongyu was the only one who didn’t break through, and this made her slightly anxious. This was because she was already a peak stage-six warrior a long time ago.
After such a long time of cultivating and the Three Yuan Convention, she originally thought that she could successfully break through. However, she didn’t.
She had faintly touched the barrier, but she still couldn’t make that step.
“Sigh, I have the lowest cultivation level now.” On the way back, Mu Hongyu couldn’t help but sigh.
Actually, Mu Hongyu’s talent and capabilities weren’t weak, and her breakthrough speed wasn’t considered slow.
Compared to most cultivators, she was definitely one of the top. It was a pity that the few people that traveled with her were all top talents from the Tianling Dynasty, so she naturally wasn’t that outstanding.
“It might not be bad to break through a little later,” comforted Chu Liuyue.
“The stage-seven warrior barrier is originally a major barrier, so it’s not easy to get past it. Besides, you have a Faint Yuan Body, so you must be very careful.”
Mu Hongyu nodded.
When she waited for Chu Liuyue outside Ancient Phoenix Mountain, she had heard quite a few people mention this.
Chu Liuyue could successfully cross this barrier without any preparations, but it didn’t mean that everyone could do so. If not, the crowd wouldn’t have had such a big reaction when they saw Chu Liuyue succeeding.
“I know it’s hard to break through as a stage-seven warrior, but what has it got to do with my Faint Yuan Body?”
Could it be that it makes it harder for me to break through compared to others?
Chu Liuyue looked at her and seriously nodded.