When Chu Liuyue arrived at Jiuyou Tower, only Elder Wei Yun was at the door. He sat on the chair and napped as usual.
But before Chu Liuyue could even speak, he opened his eyes and looked at her. When he realized it was Chu Liuyue, he instantly rubbed his eyes in shock. “Liuyue? Why are you here?”
Chu Liuyue immediately went forward and smiled. “I obviously came here to cultivate.”
Elder Wei Yun was even more surprised as he scrutinized her. “Didn’t you just come back from Wan Ling Mountain? Don’t you need to recuperate? If you cultivate at Jiuyou Tower with injuries, it’ll cause you more harm than good!”
“Thank you, Elder Wei Yun, for your concern. However, I’m already much better,” said Chu Liuyue as she handed him her nameplate.
Wei Yun hesitantly accepted it. “Is that really true? Those fools that were protected on the way back are still pretty injured. You barged out on your own, but why are you still okay?”
Chu Liuyue coughed. “I think… I’m just luckier, so I didn’t suffer from many life-threatening injuries. My body also heals faster.”
She naturally could not say that she had indeed been severely injured. However, she had the Dijing Yuan meridian, so she recovered faster than an average person. Besides, she was a heavenly doctor herself.
With the herbs from Zhen Bao Pavilion, she recovered from her injuries in no time.
When he saw Chu Liuyue’s energetic appearance and red cheeks, Wei Yun couldn’t help but be happy since she really didn’t seem injured. “Heh, you really have a way, little girl! Go ahead!”
He then slid Chu Liuyue’s nameplate onto the black jade stone before passing it back to her.
Chu Liuyue thanked him and walked towards Jiuyou Tower’s entrance.
When she walked to the door, she felt the harsh aura again.
Chu Liuyue looked up and saw that the engraved eagle had not opened its eyes. However, she could still feel the terrifying aura. She took a deep breath and pushed open the door.
Everything went back to normal, and the aura quickly vanished as if it had never even appeared.
Chu Liuyue looked calm as she entered a room on the first floor.
Actually, the eagle only opened its eyes once, almost taking away her life. Such things no longer happened when she came over afterward.
Perhaps it was because the water droplet in her dantian had battled the other party before, causing the other party to be scared. She had never experienced anything weird since then.
“Jiuyou Tower’s beast seems a bit frustrated…” muttered Chu Liuyue.
For some reason, she felt like something was about to happen, but the water droplet quietly floated and did not respond.
Chu Liuyue pondered the situation for a while, but did not waste any more effort after that. She gathered her focus and started to cultivate.
Recently, Chu Liuyue vaguely felt the signs of a breakthrough, but the water droplet still had only one line.
Still, there was no use in rushing these things. Hence, Chu Liuyue could only patiently inhale the Heaven and Earth Force to try to advance to the next stage earlier.
She wanted to see how much her abilities had to improve before the water droplet allowed her to break through to the next stage.
After Chu Liuyue entered Jiuyou Tower, Elder Wei Yun closed his eyes once again and planned to continue sleeping. However, he felt someone coming not long later, so he opened his eyes.
An unfamiliar face appeared in front of him.
The young man was handsome and calm, and he was wearing a befitting robe with cloud embroidery on the sleeves. This showed that the man had a special status.
Elder Wei Yun thought for a while and vaguely guessed the incoming person’s identity.
“I’m Rong Xiu. Greetings, Elder Wei Yun.”
Elder Wei Yun looked at Rong Xiu for quite a while before abruptly shaking his head and smiling. “I knew it was you. You look really similar to Ru Yue.”
Ru Yue was the late Consort Wan, Rong Xiu’s biological mother.
Rong Xiu smiled. “I didn’t expect Elder Wei Yun to know Mother too.”
“Of course, I know her! She had such outstanding talent… Forget it. It’s all matters of the past and aren’t worth mentioning. I heard that you came to the academy to pay respects to her.”
It was probably because Elder Wei Yun admired Consort Wan back then, so he looked at Rong Xiu with a very gentle gaze.
“Yes. I heard that Mother loved to cultivate here back then, so… I wanted to go in and take a look.”
A look of reminiscence filled Wei Yun’s face. “Yeah. Even though she was a Xuan Master, she was also a talented warrior. Hence, she would come here whenever she had time. However… She started to become unwell and no longer came after that.”
“Also, there are rules to entering Jiuyou Tower, you—”
“I heard Elder Sun talk about this before. I’m not one of the academy’s students, so I don’t have the right to enter. However, I just want to see the places Mother went to when she was alive. I’ll leave after looking around for a while. I wonder if Elder Wei Yun can grant me this favor?”
“Forget it. Since you’re Ru Yue’s child, you have the right to enter. However, I heard that you’re not feeling too well. The Heaven and Earth Force in Jiuyou Tower is very rich, so it’s not good for you if you stay inside for too long.”
Rong Xiu slightly bowed. “Thank you, Elder Wei Yun. I’ll go in for a while and won’t stay for long.”
Elder Wei Yun nodded. “Go ahead!”
Rong Xiu thanked Elder Wei Yun again before heading towards Jiuyou Tower.
As he stared at Rong Xiu’s back view, Elder Wei Yun regretfully stroked his beard.
It’s a pity… Ru Yue was so outstanding back then. If Rong Xiu were healthy, he would definitely inherit her talent. If that were the case, he would also be a rare genius now. However, all of these are just my thoughts.
Rong Xiu walked to the door and placed his long, white hand on the door.
The door was cold to the touch, even chilling to the bones.
The next moment, something flashed in the eagle’s wings as if they were about to spread!
The fire below it also started to burn crazily, and the scorching temperature reached Rong Xiu’s palm.
It looked as if the eagle from the copper door was about to become alive!
Rong Xiu was calm, and his eyes slightly darkened as a powerful force was unleashed from his palms.
The two forces intensely clashed with each other and silently burst.
The fire was instantly extinguished, and the glow on the eagle’s wings darkened.
Everything returned to normal in the blink of an eye.
Rong Xiu looked towards the side. This momentary clash did not attract Elder Wei Yun’s attention.
He pushed open the door and entered.
There were very few people in Jiuyou Tower at this moment. After he entered, he walked one round and went to the centermost position.
He looked up and saw several sets of spiraling stairs that connected to the higher floors in Jiuyou Tower.
Rong Xiu looked at the highest floor. His eyes were as dark as the night sky, which made people feel fear and suppression.
His surroundings were silent, and everything was normal.
Rong Xiu stepped on the stairs.
A sharp whistle suddenly sounded by his ears. It was a crazily harsh shrill!
Rong Xiu dangerously squinted his eyes.
“Are you scared?”
Then, Rong Xiu continued to walk up.
At the same time, Chu Liuyue—who was cultivating—suddenly opened her eyes, completely shocked. “Was that the beast yelling?”