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Chapter 428: Exchange

The gigantic Xuan formation dazzled brilliantly, and the entire Blessing Palace was hidden under its glory.

In this situation, I would definitely be discovered if I directly went over. But… if I merge myself with the Xuan formation, I can hide my figure. Chu Liuyue stared at the Xuan formation closely and gently slid her finger in midair, drawing out a rough outline.

She hadn’t seen this Xuan formation before, and this Xuan formation’s level was not low. Thus, she couldn’t immediately replicate an exact one according to its original appearance. However, she could easily break it apart.

A sharp whistling sound could be heard coming from midair.


Fireworks exploded in the black night sky—it was a warning signal.

With this commotion, it would definitely attract the attention of everyone in the palace.

The elder in gray was still thinking of how to solve the Xuan formation when he suddenly heard the noise and immediately turned back.

When he realized that it was the trio who sent out the help signal, he couldn’t help but sneer. “Hah! You’re really not afraid of making a commotion out of this.”

The man—who was initially hurled to the floor—crawled up with much difficulty and spat out a mouthful of blood.

He was still holding a cylinder in his hands; it was obvious that he had lit the previous fireworks.

When the other two saw this, they looked at each other and saw the deep worry in each other’s eyes.

They rushed to that man and anxiously said, “Did you forget what His Majesty instructed before?”

This Blessing Palace contained the locked-up Situ Xingchen. His Majesty cared about this a lot and had even invited them to guard her together.

Even the Empress that was previously grounded didn’t have this treatment! This showed how much His Majesty cared about this.

Previously, His Majesty had repeatedly instructed that outsiders could not know that Situ Xingchen was hiding here.

But once this news was released, everyone would know about it.

In less than 15 minutes, all the experts in the palace would gather here.

The man that spat out blood slowly wiped the bloodstains off the corner of his mouth and stared at the elder in gray. “His Majesty also said that the most important thing is to guard the person. If she gets taken away, we can’t bear to face the consequences!”

The other two exchanged glances and finally didn’t say anything after much conflict. Then, they dispersed and surrounded the elder in gray again.

Since things had ended up like this, they could only do their best.

Seeing the stance the trio put up, the elder in gray was stunned before he laughed out loud. “It looks like you won’t cry until you see the coffin! Don’t blame me for being merciless then!”

“Stop him!” The trio seemed to be determined as they rushed up together.

The four of them immediately started battling.

At this point, Chu Liuyue hid her aura and rapidly rushed toward Blessing Palace!

At this moment, a few incomplete Xuan formations appeared on her body. Next to the gigantic Xuan formation, these small Xuan formations didn’t have much sense of existence. However, their patterns and light were just enough to hide Chu Liuyue’s body.

Chu Liuyue walked forward and completely hid her figure within the countless rays of light.

The key was that when she replicated the few Xuan formations, even though they weren’t complete, there were some parts that complemented the above Xuan formation.

This strange complement caused the Xuan formation to directly ignore Chu Liuyue barging in.

Without any resistance, Chu Liuyue’s journey was smooth as she arrived at the side door.

Previously, Emperor Jiawen had entered from this unassuming location. Thinking of this, Chu Liuyue quietly slid in.

Her movements were very quick, and she disappeared behind the door in the blink of an eye, not attracting the elder in gray and the other three’s attention.

After entering the palace, Chu Liuyue immediately started looking for Situ Xingchen’s whereabouts.

As the outside Xuan formation shone in, everything in the palace became much clearer. However, Chu Liuyue surveyed her surroundings and didn’t see anyone’s figure.

The entire palace was completely cold and quiet, with a thin layer of dust gathered on the table.

This place had clearly been empty for a period of time.

Chu Liuyue surveyed her surroundings. Suddenly, she gathered her focus and stared at the bookshelf at the wall.

At first glance, there seemed to be nothing wrong with the bookshelf. However, the books seemed to be placed messily.

Even if Rong Jin no longer stays here, everything inside should be tidily placed at the very least. Chu Liuyue walked over and started looking for clues on the bookshelf.

When she saw the inkstone, she knitted her brows. The inkstone is of ordinary quality, and its workmanship doesn’t make it seem like something that would appear in the palace.

She felt around and tried to move it.


The ground below her feet suddenly moved.

A staircase leading downward suddenly appeared.

Chu Liuyue paused and jumped in.

She walked down, step by step. Her surroundings were dark and humid, with only a dim light in the distance.

But other than her, there was no one else around.

She quietly walked forward.

After walking for some time, she finally saw an exit.

A locked place appeared in front of Chu Liuyue.

When Situ Xingchen heard footsteps again, she thought that Emperor Jiawen had returned. Thus, she said without raising her head, “I-I don’t know… Even if you ask me more, I still don’t know…”

“What do you now know?” A clear girl’s voice suddenly sounded.

Situ Xingchen was taken aback as she finally looked up. Even though the face was blurred, she wouldn’t recognize that figure and that voice wrongly.

Chu Liuyue! She actually came here?! Situ Xingchen’s mind was in a mess as she clenched her fists, and deep vengeance flashed across her eyes. “Chu Liuyue, what are you doing?”

Chu Liuyue walked toward her, and her eyes were like water as they lightly brushed past Situ Xingchen.

Chu Liuyue’s gaze was very calm, but Situ Xingchen felt like she had been skinned alive.

She felt terrible.

“You killed the Empress, right?” asked Chu Liuyue suddenly.

Situ Xingchen clenched her teeth. “What nonsense are you saying?!”

“You’re also the one that let Rong Jin out of Crown Prince Mansion, right?” asked Chu Liuyue again.

“I didn’t! I didn’t! Why? Did Emperor Jiawen send you over to interrogate me?” Situ Xingchen’s voice was filled with intense fury.

If eyes could kill, Situ Xingchen’s vengeful gaze would’ve murdered Chu Liuyue.

Chu Liuyue’s expression did not change; it was as though she didn’t care about the other’s reply.

“Give me the thing you took from the Empress.” As she spoke, Chu Liuyue stretched out her hand.

Situ Xingchen suddenly widened her eyes. How does Chu Liuyue know about this?

Chu Liuyue’s eyes sparkled. “If you listen to me, I can tell you who the true Heaven’s Chosen Son is.”

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