1801 Not Late
Nan Suhuai left with slight regret.
Before he left, he specifically instructed Chu Liuyue that she had to properly nurture Thirteen since he was a good talent.
Actually, Nan Suhuai said this in consideration of Chu Liuyue. After all, Thirteen was her person. If he developed well, it would be the most advantageous toward her.
Now, Thirteen was still young, and they couldn’t really tell. But once he grew up, he would definitely not be underestimated.
Chu Liuyue brought Thirteen along and personally sent Nan Suhuai out.
Until Nan Suhuai’s figure gradually left and even disappeared, Chu Liuyue turned around and gazed at Thirteen quietly.
Thirteen felt nervous from her gaze and unwittingly lowered his head, asking hesitantly, “…Master, did I do something wrong just now?”
Chu Liuyue stared at him. “Follow me in.”
Then, she turned around and walked into the room. “Xue Xue, go back first.”
Xue Xue, who planned to follow them, looked disappointed. It scratched its head and reluctantly watched their backs for quite some time.
“Ow!” I will come back later!
Thirteen hesitated for a moment and followed her.
Inside the room, Chu Liuyue sat down leisurely.
Thirteen stood not far away from her and clasped his hands rather nervously. His head was slightly lowered, and he looked up at Chu Liuyue from time to time.
“Thirteen, you didn’t do anything wrong.” After being quiet for quite some time, Chu Liuyue spoke.
However, this did not make Thirteen relax. In his memory, Master had never used such a tone and expression to talk to him before.
He knew what rejecting Nan Suhuai’s suggestion meant, so he still felt very uneasy.
“Even though many people want to go to Ling Xiao Academy, it doesn’t mean that it is the same for everyone. You have your own reasons for being unwilling to go. I’ve never forced anything on you before, and I naturally won’t now. However…” She paused, and her gaze was as sharp as a knife as it swept across Thirteen. “I’m rather shocked that your talent is so outstanding.”
This made Thirteen increasingly uneasy.
“This is also my fault. I should’ve paid more attention to this back then, yet I only found out now.” Looking at it from a certain perspective, I have also neglected Thirteen.
Thirteen hurriedly said, “No! This isn’t your fault at all, Master! I should have taken the initiative and told you earlier—”
Chu Liuyue smiled. “Actually, there’s not much point talking about it now. The most important thing is that your talent wasn’t wasted.”
Regarding this, she had the same view as her mentor.
To become a strong warrior, a cultivator had many conditions. Talent was unquestionably one condition, but this didn’t mean that one would definitely grow with talent. If one didn’t have a good mentor to guide them with sufficient patience and perseverance, even the best talent would be wasted.
Luckily, Thirteen was not delayed.
Hearing her say this, Thirteen finally felt more at ease.
“How does Cen Yi normally teach you?” Chu Liuyue suddenly changed the topic and asked.
“Hm?” Thirteen was dazed for a moment. “Big Brother… just gave me a few books for me to understand. Then… he told me to run. Big Brother said that when I could run faster than him, I would be able to help you.”
The corner of Chu Liuyue’s lips twitched. “Cen Yi really told you that?”
Thirteen nodded honestly.
Chu Liuyue silently cursed to herself. Cen Yi is indeed as cunning as before! He actually lied to a child! What cultivation level is he, and what level is Thirteen? Thirteen has to use so much effort and time to catch up to him! I told him to properly bring Thirteen up, yet he drew such a big cookie for the child?
Chu Liuyue rubbed her glabella.
Thirteen continued, “And during the few years in the middle, Big Brother wasn’t around… I’ve been following Fifth Brother and Tenth Brother…”
Chu Liuyue suddenly recalled that Cen Yi and Si Jing had stayed in the Dahuang Swamp for quite some time to help her guard her Nine-Colored Heavenly Pheasant.
Thinking of this, Thirteen has suffered quite a bit. In such a chaotic situation, it is really rare that he can still develop to his current state. Chu Liuyue thought for a moment before asking, “Regarding your talent, who else knows about it?”
Thirteen hesitated for a moment and then softly answered, “Other than Big Brother and the rest, nobody else…”
This also means that all the other Thirteen Yue Guards knew about this, and only I, the master, knew nothing? Chu Liuyue took a deep breath in, closed her eyes, and waved her hands. “Go back and call Cen Yi over.”
Cen Yi quickly came over.
After pushing the door to enter, Chu Liuyue glanced behind him.
Thirteen didn’t follow him.
Cen Yi said, “Thirteen hasn’t finished his journey for today, so I let him go first.”
Chu Liuyue nodded.
She had already asked everything she wanted to. The remaining questions were for Cen Yi.
“You long knew about his talent, so why didn’t you say it?” Chu Liuyue asked in a straightforward manner.
Cen Yi looked calm. “I did want to tell you at the very beginning, but I hadn’t found the time to do it. Besides, his body wasn’t very good at the time, so I thought of telling you after his condition stabilized. I didn’t expect so many things to happen later on, and so we dragged on until now.”
Chu Liuyue was dazed. Cen Yi’s words do make sense.
“But… you should’ve told me about such urgent matters earlier. If I had known about this earlier….”
“Master, you actually don’t have to worry. Thirteen’s cultivation has always been very successful these few years. Even though I didn’t tell you in time… it’s not too late that you know now, right?”