Chapter 1207: I was Willing!
The scenes of the previous painful teachings appeared before Elder Hua Feng, causing his heart to tremble. He instinctively looked up at Chu Liuyue.
Chu Liuyue blinked in confusion, smiled, and asked, “Elder Hua Feng, what’s the matter?”
When she smiled, her eyes—which could originally be considered clean and clear—instantly became mesmerizing. Her eyes were like stars that had a cunning light to them.
Elder Hua Feng felt his head hurt. “N-nothing!”
He took a deep breath in. “Um… Since you want to specialize as a heavenly doctor, t-then we’ll listen to you!”
Confusion flashed across Chu Liuyue’s eyes. This… Previously, Elder Hua Feng still looked like he had to have it. Why did his attitude suddenly change? Elder Wan Zheng didn’t say much, right…
But her instincts told her that she shouldn’t ask further, so she respectfully bowed. “Thank you, Elder Hua Feng.”
“Sigh…” Elder Hua Feng looked at her and still felt rather indignant, so he added a sentence hesitantly. “…If you ever want to learn Xuan formations, just come and visit me!”
Chu Liuyue felt a slight warmth in her heart. She could tell that Elder Hua Feng really wanted to accept her as his disciple so that she wouldn’t waste her talent in this aspect.
It was indeed her rare blessing to be able to receive his guidance. “I’ll remember your teachings in my heart.”
Elder Hua Feng glanced at her again. He then thought of something, shook his head, and sighed.
Chu Liuyue clearly saw that his gaze wasn’t looking at her but remembering somebody through her.
Hearing this, the other Xuan Master elders had also given up.
Elder Bo Yan rubbed his temple. He now finally realized that this Chu Yue was also a troublemaker! It was as if he could cause trouble wherever he went, and there wouldn’t be a moment of quietness around him.
“Alright, we’ll just stop this matter here and talk about your punishment.” He surveyed the surroundings.
“The supreme Yuan instrument incident is indeed an accident. We can’t blame him, so we shouldn’t talk about it. However, Chu Yue still made a huge mistake by secretly passing through the academy’s barrier. Even if he did help Rong Xiu and protected the supreme Yuan instrument, his work can’t pay for his sins. Besides, this incident has spread across the academy, and its effect is terrible! We must punish him severely to warn everyone else.”
After a moment of silence, an elder tried to ask, “Since this is so, then… Why don’t we lock him up at Fengmin Mountain for him to reflect on himself?”
Chu Liuyue’s heart skipped a beat.
“That’s not too nice, right? He was already locked inside on the second day of coming to the academy and was only released ten days ago. If he’s locked up again… it’s rather inappropriate.” An elder immediately objected to it.
“Chu Yue made a mistake this time, and we must punish him. But if the punishment is too severe, Elder Wan Zheng can’t bear it either. Besides, this child didn’t have any bad intentions. He just made an impulsive mistake. After much thinking, the other punishments aren’t good either!”
“I agree. Locking him up at Fengmin Mountain is the most suitable option for now.”
“Anyway, he has already been there before. It doesn’t matter if he goes there again. As for it having a bad effect because he has been continuously locked there… He was already locked up there on the second day of school. Now that he has made these mistakes, could it be any worse?”
The crowd partook in heated discussions in no time. Some agreed while some opposed, and they all had their own reasonings.
Amongst them, the one who objected intensely was Elder Wan Zheng. What a joke! What place is Fengmin Mountain? How can he go there again and again? Besides, my precious disciple is already going to break through to become a ninth-grade heavenly doctor! If it weren’t because he was suddenly interrupted today, I’d be holding the ninth-grade pill and flaunting it everywhere! Why would I still be left arguing with this bunch of people? If he’s locked up again, won’t he be delayed once more?
“No! I won’t agree no matter what!” said Elder Wan Zheng furiously.
The crowd exchanged glances and fell into a stalemate. Wan Zheng protects his disciples the most. If he really insists on objecting to it, we can’t forcefully do so.
But at this moment, Chu Liuyue suddenly took a step forward. “Mentor, I’m willing to go to Fengmin Mountain and receive my punishment.”
The room instantly fell silent.
Elder Wan Zheng looked confused. “Chu Yue, you…”
“Mentor, I did do wrong in this incident, so I should accept full responsibility for it. If you fall out with the other elders because of me, I’ll be even more guilty.” Chu Liuyue’s tone was especially sincere. “Do let me go!”
Elder Wan Zheng reacted to it and felt very touched. This child… At this time, he still didn’t forget to think about me! I didn’t accept this disciple for nothing!
Seeing his faltering gaze, Chu Liuyue added, “I promise that I’ll diligently cultivate inside and try to break through earlier! Perhaps when I come out, I will have fulfilled your wishes already?”
His wish was naturally for her to break through to become a ninth-grade heavenly doctor as soon as possible!
“Good child…” Elder Wan Zheng felt very comforted. “It’ll be hard on you.”
It would already be very hard to protect himself inside. How would he have the extra energy to cultivate? He just said this to comfort me, but it is very rare for a child to have such a mindset.
Chu Liuyue shook her head. “It’s not hard on me.”
Hearing this made Elder Wan Zheng’s heart ache further. “Put all those matters aside first. You… should take good care of yourself.”
Chu Liuyue’s eyes brightened up.”Thank you for granting me my wish, Mentor!”
Rong Xiu raised his brows slightly, and his thin lips curled up. His demonically handsome face had a smile to it. She’s really…
Rong Xiu’s residence was on a more isolated mountain peak in the warrior region.
Quite a few people had gathered outside this peak at this moment as they waited curiously in confusion.
In a short period of time, news of what happened outside had spread far and wide in the academy. In the blink of an eye, everyone knew that the new student Chu Yue—who had come to the academy for less than a month—had secretly barged out of the academy barrier and fought with Jin Lei and the rest outside.
Of course, as the elders were tight-lipped regarding the supreme Yuan instruments, news of it didn’t spread. Thus, all the students instinctively thought that the item had definitely returned to the academy, so they didn’t think much about it.
After all, this matter was too much of a coincidence and ridiculous. Talking about it also made it seem fake.
Thus, everyone gathered around, wanting to know what the elders planned to do with him.
“This Chu Yue is indeed daring—he actually snuck out! There were so many people fighting there. Wasn’t he afraid that he’d pay with his life?”
“Hey, he came back alive anyway! I hear that he even blocked a fatal blow for Senior Brother Rong Xiu. From now onward, won’t he be on very close terms with Senior Brother Rong Xiu?”
“Pfft! Who is Senior Brother Rong Xiu? Even without him, he should be fine.”
“But secretly sneaking out of the academy is a major mistake. All the elders are gathered there, and they should be discussing how to punish him, right?”
“I wonder if he’ll be expelled…”
“No matter what, he’s Elder Wan Zheng’s disciple. As long as Elder Wan Zheng protects him, I believe he’ll only be punished.”
The crowd partook in heated discussions.
At some area, Jiang Zhiyuan looked at the mountain peak and muttered with a complicated gaze, “…How did that Chu Yue go out?”