Chapter 1308: My Medicinal Garden
The noise caused the speaking duo to be alert immediately! “Who’s there?”
Chu Liuyue’s heart was as if clutched by something. If they discover me, I can never explain myself clearly!
Not hearing a response, the two students exchanged a glance, their expressions stern.
One of them yelled loudly, “Who is there? You’re behaving so sneakily. Come out quickly! If not, don’t blame us for being rude!”
Beads of sweat trickled down Chu Liuyue’s forehead. She looked at the peach blossom on her wrist. If they come any closer, I can only—
Suddenly, a sound broke the air.
The person that had first spoken brandished his broadsword! “Come out!”
The other person had already rushed forward.
Chu Liuyue clenched her teeth, circulated her force, and prepared to leave! But at this moment, she suddenly felt that something was wrong behind her.
She instinctively turned around and widened her eyes in shock instantly. That was because… An opening had actually broken open on Yu Heng Mountain’s barrier behind her!
That broadsword harshly pierced into the stone in front of Chu Liuyue!
Chu Liuyue made up her mind and directly entered! Her black figure instantly disappeared from the spot.
The next moment after she left, one of the males rushed over and directly looked behind the gigantic stone. The tense expression on his face froze.
The other man had come over by this point and asked, “Who is it?”
The man who first came over furrowed his brows and shook his head at his acquaintance. “Nobody.”
“Nobody? How can this be?” The person talking pulled out his dagger and walked toward the gigantic stone to take a look. “I clearly felt that there was someone here earlier and that the barrier had moved, right?”
“But there’s really nobody here. I didn’t see anyone escape just now either.”
“Also… the ripples on the barrier have already subsided.”
“…What exactly is going on? It can’t be that the two of us saw wrongly, right?”
The two of them kept silent for a moment and surveyed their surroundings again, but they still didn’t discover anything strange. This made them dispirited, and they slowly started suspecting that they had guessed wrongly.
“Perhaps we really got it wrong… Yu Heng Mountain’s barrier is very strong. Normal people can’t go in,” said one of the men softly and shook his head. “Forget it. Let’s just go back!”
After a fruitless search, they left with regrets and confusion.
Hearing their footsteps going further and further, Chu Liuyue finally heaved a sigh of relief slowly. She then turned around and took a look.
The transparent barrier had already returned to normal, and nobody could tell that someone had passed through it previously.
Chu Liuyue glanced at her body in disbelief. I actually… came in just like that? When I touched that barrier, it didn’t have any resistance as it directly opened and let me in… Can the barrier sense my aura and strength?
Chu Liuyue thought for a moment and decided to suppress this matter. She then looked up and surveyed her surroundings.
Very quickly, she found the road to the mountain according to her blurred memory.
She focused her gaze and walked forward.
Different from many other mountains in the academy, Yu Heng Mountain was the most intricate one. Even though its peak was rather sharp, the intricacy and setup of it seemed like someone had done it meticulously. It looked very impressive and admirable.
There were many different steps that led upward.
Chu Liuyue walked across and kept looking at the scenery on both sides from time to time. The sense of familiarity in her heart grew increasingly stronger.
I did come here before. As Chu Liuyue walked, she tried to recall.
With the actual scenery before her, those originally blurred scenes gradually became clear.
Finally, Chu Liuyue walked to the peak of the mountain.
A traditional octagonal pavilion was standing upright by the cliff. Inside the pavilion was a stone table and two stone chairs.
On the stone table, there was a chessboard and two chess containers, one by each side.
Everything was exactly the same as she remembered.
An emotion that she couldn’t precisely pinpoint overwhelmed her heart suddenly.
She walked over step by step and almost instinctively sat down on one of the stone chairs.
The chessboard was as clean as a new one, and the chess container was kept pretty well. Everything seemed as if nobody had left.
Chu Liuyue stretched out her hand as if she wanted to touch it. But halfway through, she hesitated and stopped.
This was probably the feeling of being scared when one was so close to home.
The scene that she had imagined countless times was finally happening, yet she suddenly didn’t dare to do anything anymore. It was as if she was afraid that she would be shocked by something.
The mountain wind blew over with a hint of bitter herbal fragrance.
Chu Liuyue looked up.
Under the bright moon, the sky and ground were clear. Below the cliff, the lake was quiet, and there were overlapping mountain peaks on the opposite end.
In between those mountains, there was a unique scenery—it was a medicinal garden.
A barrier covered it, and it couldn’t be seen clearly from the outside. One could only faintly see its outline. But even so, it wasn’t hard to imagine what kind of magnificent appearance lay within.
Chu Liuyue felt dazed for a moment. This feeling was too familiar and too natural.
There was a moment when she almost thought that she had been here the whole while and had never left.
Every plant, tree, table, and chair was the same as before, without any hint of dust.
Chu Liuyue closed her eyes. After a temporary pause, she finally stood up, went on her toes, and flew forward!