Yu Mo and Yan Qing held their breaths, and they didn’t dare to make a sound. If they could, they really wished they would disappear at this moment.
There weren’t many people who dared to be this disrespectful toward His Highness, and this person was one of them. But he had never said such words before, which showed just how angry he was at this point.
Rong Xiu coughed. “Respected Elder, you’re joking.”
“It’s good that you know, Your Highness.”
That voice sounded harsher, but Yan Qing and Yu Mo heaved a sigh of relief in unison. This way, at least we made it through…
“I heard that you stayed there for so long for a girl?”
Rong Xiu’s brows moved as he silently glanced at Yan Qing from the corner of his eyes.
Yan Qing opened his mouth.
“Yan Qing didn’t say it.” That elder sneered. “I was just guessing on my own, but it seems like I’m right?”
Rong Xiu paused and lightly nodded. “That’s right.”
His honest confession made 36 Respected Elder Ming helpless. “…Your Highness, you’ve never gotten close to women. Why did you suddenly think it through when you went out?”
His previous anger had disappeared and was replaced by curiosity and teasing. “I wonder what kind of woman can make you behave in such a manner? It seems like… that bunch of elders still don’t know about this?”
Rong Xiu honestly said, “Yes, I haven’t gone back, and I don’t intend to announce this. When I return, I will personally bring this matter up.”
This sentence made the elder in the screen silent.
“…Your Highness, you plan to give her a status?”
Rong Xiu smiled. “My wife naturally has to have a status.”
“What?” That elder was so shocked that he lost his voice, and the originally blurred image also shook. “Your Highness, you’re planning to… But she hasn’t even entered Heaven’s Canopy yet, right? How can that bunch of old dogs agree to a woman with such a background?”
Rong Xiu smiled with deep meaning. “Didn’t you just agree?”
“I—How can you compare that bunch of people with me?” said the elder angrily. “Are you looking down on me, Your Highness?!”
“Since Your Highness picked that woman yourself, I naturally trust you. Besides, the person who can make you spend so much effort must be all over your mind. Why would I object to that? It’s no wonder you were so busy and didn’t come back… But since you’re already prepared, why did you still drag for so long?” Talking about the last point, the elder’s voice was filled with disdain.
Rong Xiu was caught between laughter and tears. “Don’t worry, I know what to do. I will go back soon. If anything happens there, may I trouble you to take care of the situation for me?”
The elder smacked his lips. “I never found it frustrating. Your Highness is doing it for your own lifelong happiness this time, so I must do this for you! But when Your Highness comes back, I must be the first person to see that woman!”
A faint light flashed across Rong Xiu’s deep eyes. “I’m afraid you have to wait for a while because she won’t be following me back this time.”
“What?! She’s not coming back with you?!” The elder was shocked. I was already thinking of what to give her as a welcome gift, but why did he say that she isn’t coming?!
“Wait! Can it be that she doesn’t like you, Your Highness?!”
Rong Xiu was speechless.
Yan Qing and Yu Mo shrunk their necks, and they really wanted to find a hole to hide themselves in. They really didn’t want to hear this conversation at all.
Rong Jiu took a deep breath in. “I don’t need to bother you with this, Respected Elder. She will quickly go to Heaven’s Canopy soon, but she has something to do herself first. When she’s done, you will naturally have the chance to see her.”
The elder instantly became interested. “She’s coming to Heaven’s Canopy, but not with you? Where is she going then? What is she doing?”
However, Rong Xiu refused to say. “You will know when it’s time.”
Seeing that Rong Xiu refused to divulge any information, the elder didn’t continue asking. “Since this is so, I hope you’ll come back soon, Your Highness.”
Then, the screen quickly disappeared.
Rong Xiu lightly heaved a sigh of relief. I have indeed dragged on for too long this time, to the point that 36 Respected Elder Ming wrote to me personally.
He thought for a while and asked, “What is Mu Qinghe doing today?”
Yu Mo replied immediately, “He went to Ms. Liuyue’s residence earlier on and left after that.”
Mu Qinghe went to look for her at this time… Rong Xiu gathered his focus. “Where is he now?”
Yu Mo was dazed, and his gaze suddenly changed.
According to the previous arrangement, the people supervising Mu Qinghe must report to me once every few hours. However… there seems to be no news today. I had been following Rong Xiu around and only cared about Rong Jiu’s things, so I forgot about this.
Yu Mo immediately knelt down. “Sorry for failing my job, Master. Please punish me.”
Rong Xiu long realized something when he saw his gaze, and he furrowed his brows. “It’s okay. I think he left today.”
Mu Qinghe isn’t a simple person, and it’s impossible that he doesn’t know someone is secretly watching him in the dark. There must be a reason for him to take action today. Besides…
“Where’s Yue’er?” asked Rong Xiu.
Yu Mo’s heart skipped a beat.
Rong Xiu closed his eyes and opened them after a moment to look in a certain direction. That’s… where the palace is! She actually went to the palace?!
He looked at the light pillar connecting the skies and the ground.
With the passage of time, the color of the light pillar seemed to be much duller than before, but Situ Xingchen’s aura seemed to be much stronger.
The key point was that many cracks had already appeared on the strange pattern above the light pillar.
Rong Xiu’s eyes sank.
The next moment, lightning struck.
That pattern finally broke.