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Chapter 1620: I’ve Waited Too Long

Translator: Atlas Studios  Editor: Atlas Studios

Then, Chu Liuyue briefly explained what had happened in Godly Phoenix Mountain. She didn’t elaborate on some of the details, nor did she mention the change in the contract with Tuan Zi.

She had already tried her best to keep a low profile, but the information she spoke about still shocked Shangguan Jing on the spot, and he couldn’t come back to his senses for a long time.

Tuan Zi has the purest bloodline of the red-gold heavenly phoenix clan?

Yue’er opened the fourth meridian for Tuan Zi?

At the ancestral ceremony, Tuan Zi was appointed as the young mistress?

Even the arrogant clan leader, Yi Zhao, agreed to let Tuan Zi live with Yue’er and maintain the contract until she reached adulthood?

Any piece of news would shock the world! Now, all of this has happened to the same person?

“…Their ancestral ceremony has ended, so I brought Tuan Zi back.”

As she spoke, she saw her ancestor’s stunned expression. She couldn’t help but reach out and wave her hand in front of him. “Ancestor, Ancestor?”

Shangguan Jing’s eyes focused, and he looked at her, then at Tuan Zi. “Huh? No, nothing… I just… I was just a little surprised…”

Then, he closed his eyes and pinched his eyebrows hard.

Chu Liuyue looked at her ancestor with understanding. It’s no wonder Ancestor has such a reaction. For the past month or so, his mind has probably been filled with images of how I’ve been bullied and suppressed. In the end, when I came out, he realized that his previous thoughts were completely wrong. Hence, it’s normal for him to have a huge psychological impact.

After a while, Shangguan Jing finally recovered. He opened his eyes and looked at Tuan Zi with a complicated gaze. “So… you brought the red-gold heavenly phoenix clan’s young mistress with you just like that?”

Tuan Zi tugged at Chu Liuyue’s hand and looked at her uneasily. Could it be that Shangguan Jing finds it too troublesome for A’Yue to bring me along? I wouldn’t be surprised. After all, a lot has really happened on Godly Phoenix Mountain… If not for me, A’Yue wouldn’t have had to go through all that…

Chu Liuyue couldn’t help but chuckle and tap Tuan Zi’s little head. How is Ancestor unhappy? He clearly doesn’t dare to believe it. Contracting a red-gold heavenly phoenix is already extremely rare, let alone a young mistress with a special identity like Tuan Zi.

“That’s right. Tuan Zi has been following me for so many years. Although she has become the red-gold heavenly phoenix clan’s young mistress, she’s still a child at the end of the day. Clan Leader Yi Zhao and the others also think that it’s better to let Tuan Zi follow me.”

Shangguan Jing had a strange expression. “They… are willing?”

Chu Liuyue blinked. I don’t know about others, but Clan Leader Yi Zhao could not bear to part with Tuan Zi. But so what? 

“Clan Leader Yi Zhao dotes on Tuan Zi very much. It’s also because of this that he’s willing to respect Tuan Zi’s choice. Of course, he also said that he hopes that I can bring Tuan Zi back to visit more often when I have time.”

Shangguan Jing understood every word, but when he put them together, he was a little confused. Did… Did Yi Zhao really say this himself? He has always been extremely proud and disdains the human race.

When Shangguan Jing was waiting here, he had suspected more than once that Yi Zhao might even attack Yue’er directly.

In the end… Why did things turn out differently from what he had imagined?

But now that she was standing right in front of him, he had no choice but to believe her.

“That… that… is quite good…” Shangguan Jing coughed and looked past her shoulder at the sea behind her.

The shattered floating ice was rapidly melting.

As the waves surged, one could vaguely see balls of scattered flames burning quietly. It was as if everything was starting to return to normal.

In an instant, he even felt that this month was like a dream.

Following his gaze, Chu Liuyue half-turned around and looked into the distance.

There was no longer any trace of Godly Phoenix Mountain here. The pressure had also gradually dissipated.

But compared to when they came, their mental states had changed greatly.

Chu Liuyue smiled. “Ancestor, we’ll—”

Suddenly, she paused and looked back as if she had sensed something.

It was evening, and the sun was gradually sinking into the sea.

A familiar fluctuation came from the warm golden sky.

“Yue’er, what’s wrong?” Sensing her expression, Shangguan Jing felt that it was a little strange and looked back.

Waves suddenly rose in the sky! Then, a tall figure stepped out!

It was a young man in a snow-white robe with golden cloud patterns embroidered on his cuffs and clothes. Under the final afterglow, these patterns flickered with a faint light.

He had a devilish appearance, but his aura was indescribably noble. Just by standing there, he seemed to have the disdain and nobility to look down on all living beings.

It was Rong Xiu!

A question instantly flashed through Shangguan Jing’s mind. Why is he here? Godly Phoenix Mountain is extremely hidden, and even we had to be led here by Tuan Zi. Why did Rong Xiu appear directly?

As their thoughts raced, Rong Xiu moved and headed over.

In the blink of an eye, he was already in front of them.

His gaze landed on Chu Liuyue first.

The two of them met each other’s eyes. At that moment, it was more than a thousand words.

Then, he bowed to Shangguan Jing. “Greetings, Senior Shangguan.”

Shangguan Jing helped him down and asked, “Rong Xiu, why are you suddenly here?”

Rong Xiu’s dark red lips curled up slightly, and the surrounding scenery instantly paled. “I’m here to bring you and Yue’er back to the Sky-Cloud Empire.”

Shangguan Jing paused. “No, no, I mean… You—have been here before?”

“Nope.” Rong Xiu was smart enough to guess Shangguan Jing’s doubts, so he explained, “I can come over because of the Cosmic Ring on Yue’er’s hand.”

Shangguan Jing finally understood. Right! That is the supreme treasure of the Sky-Cloud Empire. As His Grace, Rong Xiu can naturally sense its aura and find this place.

Thinking about it, there had indeed been a few times when Rong Xiu always appeared in time when Yue’er was in danger. However, this place had changed to Godly Phoenix Mountain.

“How’s Clan Leader Baili?” Chu Liuyue took a step forward and asked.

Rong Xiu’s smile deepened. “Don’t worry. Everything is basically resolved. It’s just that it’ll take some time for the clan leader to wake up.”

Chu Liuyue finally felt relieved, but then she was a little surprised. “Are we… not returning to the academy?”

Master and the others should still be waiting…

As if he knew what she was thinking, Rong Xiu nodded slightly. “I’ve already sent a message to the academy to tell them that I’d personally come and pick you up to return to Sky-Cloud Empire.”

Chu Liuyue was dazed. There is nothing wrong with returning to Sky-Cloud Empire, but…

“Why are you suddenly in such a hurry?”

Rong Xiu paused, and there seemed to be a glint in his deep phoenix eyes. “Because I’ve waited too long.”

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