Not only Cheng Han, but the entire crowd was stunned.
Elder Ye only had one Uncle-Master—Tian Lu Academy’s current director, a fifth-grade heavenly doctor—Ye Zhiting!
“W-what did you say?” Cheng Han’s tongue seemed as though it was twisted, and he spoke hesitantly and in disbelief.
Sun Zhongyan smiled nonchalantly. “I said that Uncle-Master only has one disciple in his entire life, and it’s Liuyue! However, Uncle-Master has always been low-key, so not many people know about this. But Uncle-Master has already personally left Liuyue’s name on the academy’s registry, so this is an indisputable fact.”
Cheng Han couldn’t speak for quite a while. If Sun Zhongyan dared to announce this in public, it must be true!
Even Tian Lu Academy’s students were filled with shock.
“Did I hear wrongly? Chu Liuyue is actually the director’s disciple?”
“Elder Sun said it himself, so how can this be false? I was still wondering why I couldn’t find out who Chu Liuyue’s mentor was. It turned out to be…”
“Oh my god… Didn’t Director say that it was very troublesome to have a disciple? Why did he suddenly become Chu Liuyue’s mentor?”
“The director rarely ever appears, so very few people know about this. I just want to know if Chu Liuyue’s talent as a heavenly doctor is also so…” The person didn’t finish his sentence, but everyone knew what he was about to say. They also saw the same gaze in each other’s eyes.
Even Mu Hongyu and the rest were dazed for quite a while, and they had strange expressions.
“Cen Hu, did you know about this?”
“I didn’t know. Hongyu, y-you don’t know too?”
“… I think everyone doesn’t know.”
Gu Mingfeng recalled what happened in Wan Ling Mountain and laughed at himself. “We’re really slow. She said she had a vague understanding of heavenly doctors, and we all believed her.”
They didn’t think anything was wrong back then, but it felt amiss now that they recalled it.
Chu Liuyue was too well-versed in this area. How can that be a ‘vague understanding?’
Mu Hongyu’s eyes gradually lit up. “I have a feeling that the leg we’re hugging is even thicker than we thought!”
Fu Yunshan could not help but ask, “D-doesn’t Chu Liuyue specialize as a Xuan Master?”
Sun Zhongyan nodded. “Of course. When she entered the academy, she mainly focused on Xuan Master cultivation, but this doesn’t clash with her being Uncle-Master’s disciple. After all, she took first place in the warrior competition, right?”
Fu Yunshan opened his mouth, but he felt that Sun Zhongyan made sense. B-but… why does it seem like there’s something wrong? How can there be such a person—who has a heavenly doctor as her mentor and specializes in Xuan Master cultivation—still beat the other warriors? This is ridiculous!
The other people’s reactions were similar to Fu Yunshan’s.
It wasn’t that they had not seen talented people before. In actual fact, everyone that could enter these three academies all had enviable talent. However, they instantly lost their glamour when compared to Chu Liuyue.
Emperor Jiawen could not help but ask, “Elder Sun, when did Elder Ye take Chu Liuyue as his disciple? Why didn’t I hear about this at all?”
Even though Tian Lu Academy was independent of the royal family, and even Emperor Jiawen had to respect the academy, the matter of Elder Ye taking in a disciple was very important. Thus, Emperor Jiawen felt uncomfortable when he only found out about this at this moment.
The most important thing was that his disciple was Chu Liuyue—who was once known as a good-for-nothing!
Sun Zhongyan looked down and explained, “Your Majesty, Chu Liuyue already knew Uncle-Master before she entered Tian Lu Academy, and they had become mentor-disciple then.”
The crowd was even more shocked.
Did Chu Liuyue recover her Yuan meridian and become a genius because of Elder Ye? If it is so, everything can be explained!
But Emperor Jiawen didn’t ask any further as he looked at Chu Liuyue with a complicated gaze. After some time, he said, “Liuyue, you’re really… very outstanding now…”
Who would’ve expected Chu Liuyue to become like this at the start? She’s a genius, and she’s not an ordinary one!
The Chu Xianmin back then was probably not even half as capable as the current Chu Liuyue!
Emperor Jiawen couldn’t help but recall Rong Jin’s gaze when Rong Jin talked about Chu Liuyue.
Of course, he could guess what Rong Jin was thinking.
Rong Jin’s decision to dissolve his marriage agreement with Chu Liuyue would probably be one that he regretted the most! However, this incident was already over, and it wasn’t suitable to bring it up again.
Chu Liuyue bent her knees and bowed. “Thank you for the praise, Your Majesty.”
Emperor Jiawen shook his head and smiled. “No, you deserve it.”
The Empress watched on in frustration; from the start till now, she never liked Chu Liuyue. In the past, it was because Chu Liuyue was useless and wasn’t worthy of Rong Jin.
Even though Chu Liuyue has become a genius now, her personality… Looking at how Chu Liuyue treats the Chu family, everyone knows that she is very harsh! If I really let Rong Jin re-marry Chu Liuyue, he won’t have good days ahead!
I must stop him!
Cheng Han took a lot of effort to accept this, but he still felt very uncomfortable. He felt like something was stuck in his heart, which made him feel aggrieved and angry. “B-but why did Chu Liuyue not participate in the heavenly doctor competition?”
Chu Liuyue lazily said, “Because I don’t want to.”
The crowd was speechless.
All these years, many students looked forward to the Qing Jiao Competition, and even more so to the heavenly doctor competition.
However, this did not equate to much to Chu Liuyue.
Cheng Han sneered and said, “You don’t want to? Could it be because you don’t have the right to?”
Once Cheng Han said this, he noticed that the crowd was giving him strange gazes, and he instantly regretted it.
What kind of person was Ye Zhiting? He was one of the most outstanding heavenly doctors in the past few decades!
Someone that he liked definitely wouldn’t be ordinary!
Cheng Han was actually openly doubting Chu Liuyue… That was akin to doubting Ye Zhiting!
The point was that Cheng Han wasn’t even Ye Zhiting’s match, so his words were even more laughable.
Chu Liuyue waved her hand without a care. “I’ll give my own answer to this later, but it’s better if we solve Yang Jianqing’s problem first. Now, nobody will doubt what I said earlier, right?”
Cheng Han decisively went all in. “Okay! If you can produce the evidence, you can do whatever you like!”
“Thank you, Director Cheng Han. I hope you’ll remember your words later.” Chu Liuyue followed his words and finally looked toward Yang Jianqing—who was drenched in cold sweat.
Yang Jianqing suddenly opened his arms, clenched his teeth, and said, “You can check me however you like! I said I don’t have it!”
Chu Liuyue’s gaze swept past his hands—sparkling clean.
As if Yang Jianqing was afraid that Chu Liuyue wouldn’t believe him and as if he wanted to prove his innocence, Yang Jianqing actually took off his clothes and loudly proclaimed, “I don’t have anywhere else that I can hide the item! Is this clear enough for you?”
As he was too anxious, he tore his clothes in a hurry. In addition to his blushing face and messy hair, he looked even more disdainful.
Chu Liuyue paused, and her lips slowly curved up. “Did I say that I wanted to search your body?”