Jian Fengchi took out a plaque, and it floated in midair as a faint suppression exuded from it.
Jian Fengchi loudly said, “Dragon Teeth Mountain’s Jian Fengchi!”
“So it’s Young Master Jian!” Hearing Jian Fengchi’s voice, the opposing soldier became much more respectful. “What about the person beside you—”
“Take out the plaque Mu Qinghe left for you,” said Jian Fengchi softly.
Chu Liuyue took a deep breath in and produced the plaque, which similarly floated in midair. “Country Yao Chen’s Chu Liuyue!”
Her voice sounded as clear and calm as usual, but her palms were dripping with sweat in reality.
After checking that the duo’s plaques were correct, that person said, “Lieutenant Mu has already instructed us. The both of you can be let in. Please—”
A ripple then appeared on Heaven’s Canopy. Soon after, a long bridge slowly extended from Heaven’s Canopy and reached the duo.
Jian Fengchi and Chu Liuyue exchanged a glance.
“Let’s go!” Then, he lifted his leg first and walked onto the long bridge.
Chu Liuyue took a deep breath in and followed him closely.
The duo walked past the long bridge and became increasingly nearer to that entrance.
Chu Liuyue could already clearly see the soldiers’ faces, and her heart beat increasingly wildly as she got increasingly closer to the entrance.
“Young Master Jian, Ms. Chu, please—”
At this moment, a ripple was seen far away.
Chu Liuyue turned around and saw two figures on the cliff.
A man and a woman appeared, and they looked very young.
Seeing the long bridge had already appeared in front of them, that man laughed loudly. “The bridge appeared at the right time! Yunzhi, we’ll definitely be able to make it this time. You’re not worried about being late, right?”
That woman chuckled. “I’ve never come here before, so it’s inevitable that I’m nervous and anxious. Cousin, why must you make fun of me? Besides, I’m only like this because I’m afraid that I’ll hold you back.”
That man laughed out loud. “There’s still some time before the final deadline. You don’t have to worry! Let’s go; I’ll show you what the Tianling Dynasty is like!”
Hope filled the girl’s face.
That man produced a plaque in his hands. “Sky-Soaring Clan disciple—Chen Xiyuan—specially brings Imperial Country Sui Yang’s Zhao Yunzhi with the Dijing Yuan meridian back!”
Chu Liuyue squinted her eyes. So they’re from Sky-Soaring Clan. It seems like that girl was also brought here because she has the Dijing Yuan meridian just like me. I originally thought that the people who did this only included Mu Qinghe and the other Black Guards. I didn’t expect the Sky-Soaring Clan to send people as well. It seems like this matter is much grander than I had imagined…
After Chen Xiyuan finished his sentence, he put away his plaque and stepped onto the bridge happily.
“Hold on.” Jian Fengchi suddenly spoke up and lazily said, “This bridge is specifically summoned for Liuyue ane me. According to the rules, you have to wait until we go in. You also have to verify your identities before you can summon the bridge again. Why do you want to share one with us…?”
Before the soldier in charge could say anything, Chen Xiyuan laughed out loud and said, “It seems like the two of you have also just arrived. It won’t delay much of your time if we use this bridge together, right? Isn’t it great that we can go over together and that I don’t have to summon another bridge?”
Jian Fengchi crossed his arms and let out a sneer. “It seems like you don’t know what it means to be served first when you come first. Your ears also aren’t working. I said that I disagree. Did you not hear me?”
What’s great about it? I don’t think it’s great at all!
Chu Liuyue coughed softly. I forgot that Dragon Teeth Mountain and Sky-Soaring Clan have been enemies for thousands of years and that they have many grudges against each other. Jian Fengchi naturally won’t allow Sky-Soaring Clan’s Chen Xiyuan to do this. Besides, according to his picky personality, he originally wouldn’t agree to this, let alone with the two of them.
Jian Fengchi’s words made Chen Xiyuan’s expression turn ugly. I just requested to cross the bridge together, and it’s nothing big, yet the other party drove me to a corner. How disgusting! Saying this in front of so many people has humiliated me.
This is my first time bringing my cousin, Zhao Yunzhi, out. If I submit now, how can I raise my head in front of my cousin in the future? His voice turned cold. “This Young Master, I’m just asking you for help. Why must you behave in such a manner?”
Jian Fengchi shrugged his shoulders. “It’s a pity that I don’t like to help.”
Chen Xiyuan was so angry that he laughed. He tidied his shirt and raised his chin. “It seems like you still don’t know my identity. I am Sky-Soaring Clan’s disciple—”
Jian Fengchi raised his finger and shook it, interrupting Chen Xiyuan’s words. “Pfft, I’m not interested in your identities at all.”
He then turned to look at the soldiers and raised his brows.
The two soldiers by the entrance glanced at each other before looking at the distant Chen Xiyuan with solemn faces. “You should wait first.”
The smile on Chen Xiyuan’s face froze. The Sky-Soaring Clan has a high status in the entire Tianling Dynasty, and everyone respects us no matter where we go. I have never suffered such anger before.
“You—” He wanted to go up and reason with them, but he was pulled back by Zhao Yunzhi.
Zhao Yunzhi softly said, “Cousin, let’s not fight with them and give in to let them go first.”
Jian Fengchi already had one foot past the entrance. When he heard this, he turned around and chuckled. Give in?! Why does it sound like we’re at fault? It’s usual for the Sky-Soaring Clan’s people to be shameless, but I didn’t expect the people they bring in to be the same!
Chu Liuyue held her breath and walked into the entrance.
Heaven’s Canopy’s light scanned her body as if it was about to see through her at any moment.
A small, crisp sound was made, but Heaven’s Canopy suddenly had a strange movement.
Chu Liuyue was shocked. This movement seemed to be because of the water droplet in my body.
The surrounding soldiers noticed this movement and immediately looked at Chu Liuyue alertly.
Even Jian Fengchi turned back.
Chu Liuyue had a thought and forcefully suppressed the water droplet’s ripples.
That strange sound instantly disappeared.
“What… just happened?” The soldiers stared at Chu Liuyue, and their eyes were filled with doubt.
Chu Liuyue innocently shook her head. “I-I don’t know.”
Jian Fengchi glanced at Heaven’s Canopy and knitted his brows slightly. “I think it’s just a common ripple.”
The few soldiers then relaxed. This did happen to Heaven’s Canopy sometimes.
If there really was something wrong with Chu Liuyue, the commotion wouldn’t just disappear.
A few people still had their suspicions, but Jian Fengchi smiled. “Do you not trust the person Mu Qinghe picked?”
The few people’s expressions changed. “Of course not. Please—”
Chu Liuyue felt relaxed as she stepped forward and crossed into Heaven’s Canopy.