Cheng Lifeng’s face instantly flushed red. As he couldn’t ease himself out of the situation, he could only point at Qiang Wanzhou. “Y-you! You—You have a bad upbringing! Did your parents teach you how to rebut your elders like this?!”
Qiang Wanzhou looked at him coldly. “I don’t have parents.”
Ever since he could remember, he was alone. He ate wild grass and slept in the wilderness. Not only did he have to escape the attack of wild beasts, but he sometimes even had to fight with them for survival resources.
In his knowledge, there was no concept of parents.
Cheng Lifeng was stumped, and he was so angry that his entire body shook. “You! How dare you!”
Qiang Wanzhou knitted his brows. I just stated facts, so why is this person so agitated?
Chu Liuyue gently pulled his sleeves.
Qiang Wanzhou turned around and glanced at her as he swallowed his remaining words.
Chu Liuyue’s lips curved up slightly as she pulled Qiang Wanzhou over. Then, she walked up and loudly said, “Master, please forgive him. Little Zhou grew up in Nan Jiang, so he doesn’t know a lot of things. If he offended you, I hope you’ll be magnanimous.”
Cheng Lifeng scolded, “A true barbarian!”
The smile on Chu Liuyue’s face didn’t change, but her gaze turned colder. “Master, even though he doesn’t really know how to socialize, it’s not his fault, right? You’re a clan’s master, and you have a distinguished status. I’m sure you won’t hold it against a teen, right?”
She implied that with Cheng Lifeng’s identity, he would be petty if he really held onto Qiang Wanzhou’s words.
Cheng Lifeng harshly waved his sleeves, avoided her gaze, and said after a while, “He doesn’t know the way of life, and you really have a sharp tongue.”
Chu Liuyue slightly smiled. “Thank you for the compliment.”
Cheng Lifeng felt like all his organs were squeezed into a ball, and he was extremely uncomfortable. Does this Chu Liuyue think that she can be this arrogant and unruly after joining Chong Xu Cabinet?
Chu Liuyue calmly returned and gave Qiang Wanzhou a reassuring gaze. Anyway, I have long offended the Sky-Soaring Clan. According to Elder Qiuxi’s personality, he won’t let me off even if I kneel down and beg him. He might even become angrier and more arrogant instead. Since this is so, what else should I be afraid of? At the very least, Cheng Lifeng still doesn’t dare to do anything on the surface.
Weichi Song patted Chu Liuyue’s shoulders.
Chu Liuyue knew this meant that he supported her, so she smiled at him.
When the crowd saw this scene, they had all sorts of weird gazes.
Chu Liuyue pretended as if she didn’t see any of them as she quickly went back with Qiang Wanzhou.
The people behind continued.
Those with better rankings basically wouldn’t get rejected, and quite a few of them had some background beforehand. Thus, it was smoother for them to enter the clans.
At the back, some competitors weren’t so outstanding, and they would get rejected sometimes.
Those people could only retreat and choose another clan. But even so, nobody chose Chong Xu Cabinet.
No matter if it were Weichi Song or Chu Liuyue, they didn’t really care about this. Hence, they decisively just watched on quietly.
Chu Liuyue stood at the side quietly, but in actual fact, she was discussing the purplish-gold Buddha leaf with the legendary three-eyed eagle.
“So, how is it? Can you confirm the position?” Chu Liuyue asked in her heart.
“In the southeast direction,” said the legendary three-eyed eagle certainly after she paused.
Southeast direction? Chu Liuyue looked up. That’s my old music room. Why wouldn’t I know if there’s a purplish-gold Buddha leaf hiding in there?
“We must go over there to find out its specific location. The purplish-gold Buddha leaf’s aura has basically been covered up, so there should be something heavy covering it. It won’t be easy to get it.”
Chu Liuyue rubbed her glabella. That’s easier said than done. If it were in the past, I could naturally go there whenever I wanted. However, how can I go there now? Besides, the guards here are very strict. According to my current status, I wouldn’t even have the right to get close to the music room.
After much thinking, she could only put this matter aside and find another chance.
After around an hour, everyone was done choosing.
Then, the people of the front few rankings all received a Cosmic Ring that contained their prizes.
After Chu Liuyue took hers, she checked it and indeed saw quite a few decent treasures. It seems like Shangguan Wan has indeed spent a lot on this Wan Zheng Competition. These things might be valuable to others, but to me, they aren’t worth much. This is especially so when I still have the Long Yuan Sword with me. Whatever item I take out from the hilt would be better than all of this.
But on the surface, she still looked surprised and attracted quite a few envious and jealous gazes.
Shangguan Wan stood up, surveyed the surroundings, and said, “Everyone, the Wan Zheng Competition will officially conclude here. But to you all, your journey as a strong warrior might have just started. I hope that you will continue to work hard and cultivate after entering your respective clans and become a true top warrior!”
The crowd naturally agreed.
“I still have something on, so I’ll leave first. The view in Xin Li Garden isn’t bad, so you can look around if you wish.” Shangguan Wan then turned around and planned to leave.
“Third Princess, please hold on!” A voice suddenly sounded.
The crowd looked in the direction of the voice.
Chu Liuyue squinted her eyes. It’s actually Yang Qin’er.
Shangguan Wan turned around and glanced at her. “What, is there something else?”
Yang Qin’er quickly walked forward, bent her knees, and directly kneeled on the floor as she solemnly said, “Third Princess, I—Yang Qin’er—have something to report!”
Shangguan Wan had quite a deep impression of this Yang Qin’er, so when she saw this, she asked, “What’s the matter?”
Yang Qin’er paused for a moment. “This is related to the Tianling God Realm… I wonder…”
Chu Liuyue’s eyelids twitched. Is she… planning to deal with me? Previously, I was still thinking that Yang Qin’er wouldn’t let me off after suffering. As expected. She silently waited in a corner for such a long time earlier because she was actually waiting for this.
Upon hearing that it was about the Tianling God Realm, Shangguan Wan’s expression immediately became stern. She thought for a while and said, “Follow me inside!”
But Yang Qin’er didn’t stand up as she said, “This is still related to quite a few other people…”
“You can say whoever it is,” ordered Shangguan Wan.
Yang Qin’er looked up as if she had made up her mind. “The people related to this are… Chou Ding, Ning Jiaojiao, Qiang Wanzhou, and… Chu Liuyue!”
When the crowd heard this, they were taken aback. These few people are all within the top ten. Given Yang Qin’er’s behavior, the matter must be very serious. Did something happen in the Tianling God Realm at the very last moment?
The same guess surfaced in Shangguan Wan’s heart. She knitted her brows, and her gaze swept past the few of them. “The few of you, follow me in.”
She then walked to the yard at the back first.
Jiang Yucheng was half a step behind her.
Yang Qin’er then stood up and followed her. When she walked past Chu Liuyue, she paused and said in a very soft voice, “There will be a good show to watch.”