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Chapter 1301: Unrelated

Seeing that Elder Ouyang was rushing toward her, Chu Liuyue instinctively knew that something was amiss.

As expected, Elder Ouyang just briefly said one sentence after meeting her. “Chu Yue, follow me.”

The surrounding crowd was attracted by this sudden scene.

Quite a few people seemed curious and shocked. Elder Ouyang is an Armory Refinement Master, and he rarely comes out. Why did he suddenly come over to find Chu Yue? 

Chu Liuyue paused. “Elder Ouyang, may I know why you’re looking for me?”

Elder Ouyang stared at her, and his gaze became mysterious as if he were wondering if her confused and ignorant expression was real or fake. “You’ll know later.”

Then, Elder Ouyang turned around to leave.

Chu Liuyue was about to follow him when Luo Shishi couldn’t help but stop her from the side. “Chu Yue, this…”

She felt that something was amiss.

Chu Liuyue shook her head. “Don’t worry. I’ll be right back.”

Then, she quickly followed Elder Ouyang and left.

They left the crowd behind exchanging glances.

Chu Liuyue followed Elder Ouyang to Million Wine Mountain.

Elder Bo Yan was standing with his hands behind his back.

Chu Liuyue’s heart skipped a beat.

Recently, Million Wine Mountain had been closed the whole time, so barely anyone came here. Right now, there were only Chu Liuyue and two other people.

“Chu Yue.” Elder Bo Yan looked at her and spoke first.

Chu Liuyue immediately went forward. “Elder Bo Yan, why… are you looking for me?”

Elder Bo Yan shot her a sharp gaze as if he wanted to see right through her heart. “What did you promise me before? Hm?”

Chu Liuyue had a face of confusion as if she hadn’t figured out what the situation was. “Elder Bo Yan, which… promise are you talking about?”

“Hmph.” Elder Bo Yan coldly grunted. “Don’t tell me that Million Wine Mountain’s situation is unrelated to you!”

This time, Chu Liuyue really didn’t know what Elder Bo Yan was referring to. She vaguely guessed that it might be related to Tuan Zi, but she wasn’t sure of the details.

Seeing that Chu Liuyue’s expression wasn’t fake, Elder Bo Yan was hesitant again. Could this really be unrelated to him? But the fountain only became like this after Chu Yue caused a scene here that day! 

“I’m a little slow. Elder Bo Yan, kindly explain to me,” said Chu Liuyue carefully.

Elder Bo Yan stared at her and didn’t speak for quite some time. The fountain is of great importance. Now that it has suddenly become like this, this news cannot be spread around easily. How could I directly tell Chu Yue about it? 

The two parties fell into a stalemate.

Elder Ouyang couldn’t watch from the side any longer, and he couldn’t help but say, “Chu Yue, when you were refining the weapon soul, did you notice anything strange?”

Perhaps it’s not Chu Yue’s fault? 

Chu Liuyue shook her head. “At that time, I placed all my attention on it, so I didn’t focus on other things.”

That’s true.

Elder Ouyang and Elder Bo Yan exchanged glances and were increasingly worried.

“Bo Yan, Ouyang, you’re looking for me?” Right at this moment, low and forceful laughter broke the calmness here.

It was Shang Yulin. He came with a smile and seemed to be in a very good mood, but after seeing the three of them, he then realized that something was wrong.

Shang Yulin controlled his smile and asked seriously, “What’s going on?”

“Ouyang, bring him there,” said Elder Bo Yan.

Elder Ouyang nodded and brought Shang Yulin—who had a face filled with confusion—into Million Wine Mountain again.

After the two left, only Elder Bo Yan and Chu Liuyue were left staring at each other.

“Chu Yue, if you tell me honestly now, I can still reduce your punishment,” said Elder Bo Yan with a heavy heart.

Chu Liuyue was now even more certain that Million Wine Mountain’s fountain was faulty. However, Tuan Zi isn’t exposed yet. If not, Elder Bo Yan wouldn’t have to test me so many times. Therefore, I won’t relent no matter what. 

“I really don’t understand. Could you… give some hints?”

Elder Bo Yan was so angry that his heart clenched up. He finally could tell that Chu Yue wouldn’t fall for his trick! Even though the kid is just sixteen years old and seems rather harmless, he is very mature and experienced, not allowing others to see through him! After all, Rong Xiu brought him out, and he is really as much of a headache as he is! 

Elder Bo Yan’s expression became dangerous. “That day at Million Wine Mountain, only the three of you were present. This matter will definitely be related to one of you. Who do you think it is out of the three of you?”

Chu Liuyue looked down slightly and smiled bitterly. “I don’t even know what’s happening now, so how can I admit to it? Are you sure that it’s me?”

Of course! Elder Bo Yan’s expression was extremely clear. Ouyang and Shang Yulin both know how important the fountain is, so they definitely wouldn’t cause any trouble. The only possibility would be Chu Yue, right?! 

“Everything will be clear when they come.”

Chu Liuyue glanced up at the mountain. They were separated by a barrier, and she couldn’t see anything, but she faintly felt that Tuan Zi’s condition wasn’t bad.

After a human made an agreement with a fiend, they would have a miraculous connection with each other.

After Tuan Zi was left there, it seemed to be in a stable and calm state. This was one of the reasons that allowed her to feel slightly more at ease.

Considering the time, Tuan Zi has been inside longer than the one month stipulated by the legendary three-eyed eagle. I wonder when it can come out… 

“Bo Yan.” After a while, Elder Ouyang and Shang Yuling came back.

Elder Bo Yan looked over and realized that Elder Ouyang’s expression was rather strange. He frowned. “What’s the matter? Did you discover something?”

Elder Ouyang glanced at Chu Liuyue.

Elder Bo Yan boomed, “Chu Yue, are you still not going to admit it at this point?”

Before Chu Liuyue could speak, she heard Elder Ouyang hurriedly say from the side, “You can’t blame Chu Yue for this.”

“What?” Shock flashed across Elder Bo Yan’s face.

Afraid that he would misunderstand, Elder Ouyang hurriedly explained, “It’s… back!”

Back? Elder Bo Yan was dazed for a moment and instantly understood what he meant.

“You’ll know when you go and see it!” In front of Chu Liuyue, Elder Ouyang couldn’t be too direct. How should I explain that the fountain was still dried up when Bo Yan and I went up an hour ago? In the end, when Shang Yulin and I went over, we saw that the fountain was as good as before! 

Hearing him say this, Elder Bo Yan walked up the mountain in disbelief. He came back in no time, and his expression couldn’t be described.

Shang Yulin couldn’t help but laugh and say, “Hehe, it’s clearly fine. Why are you so nervous? You called Chu Yue over before you’ve even checked it properly. See how much you scared the kid!”

Ever since Chu Liuyue let him see the Chi Xiao Sword, Shang Yulin’s attitude toward Chu Liuyue was better than best. At this point, he directly stood up and put in a good word for him.

Elder Bo Yan and Elder Ouyang exchanged glances and were extremely confused. Could it… really be unrelated to him? 

“Forget it. Go back then.”

Chu Liuyue heaved a sigh of relief in her heart.

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