Her question made Jiang Yucheng uncomfortable, but he put up with it as he bent over and spoke gently. “Of course, it’s true. When have I lied to you? I don’t like her either, but she took first place in the Wan Zheng Competition. Even if it’s for her Yuan meridian, you have to put up with it for now.”
But Shangguan Wan wasn’t that easy to please. The incident regarding the Tianling God Realm was a huge trigger, which resulted in her being a little unhinged now.
She jumped up and asked, “Oh? Do you dare to say that you didn’t think of anything when you saw her face? If you weren’t feeling guilty, why didn’t you tell me beforehand?”
God knows how terrified I was when I saw Chu Liuyue’s smile. If Jiang Yucheng had warned me beforehand, I wouldn’t have lost my cool!
“What’s there to be guilty about? Wan’er, you’re overthinking things. I simply didn’t tell you beforehand because I didn’t feel it was worth mentioning. You’ve been too tired lately, so you’re a little on edge. None of this will be a problem once your Yuan meridian has been restored.” Jiang Yucheng knew where Shangguan Wan’s weakness was, so he could always calm her down.
As expected, Shangguan Wan calmed down slightly.
Jiang Yucheng cajoled her for a little longer before she let the matter slide.
In the end, Jiang Yucheng finally left the palace after he sent Shangguan Wan back to the palace and watched her lie down to rest.
After Jiang Yucheng left, Chan Yi walked in. “Third Princess, Young Master Jiang has left.”
Shangguan Wan opened her eyes; they were completely clear. She clearly hadn’t been sleeping.
She sat up and pondered for a moment before she gave out orders. “Chan Yi, go look into Chu Liuyue’s background. Report back if anything seems off. Also, get someone to watch the Jiang family. See if anything has been unusual recently.”
Chan Yi nodded respectfully before she left.
There was only Shangguan Wan left in the palace hall. She lit the incense, preparing to take a nap, but Chu Liuyue’s face appeared every time she closed her eyes.
That face brought up a lot more memories that she didn’t want to remember.
After a number of tries, she became frustrated and smashed everything in the room.
She only stopped when there was nothing left.
“Anyone there?!” she called out.
The servants walked in from outside.
“Clean all of this up!” Shangguan Wan ordered.
The servants hung their heads low, but they weren’t stunned. This was clearly not the first time this had happened.
After cleaning everything up, the mess was replaced by an identical set of items. This made it seem like nothing had ever happened.
Shangguan Wan only stopped then.
On the other side, Chu Liuyue and the others left Xin Li Garden.
Weichi Song wanted to bring the two of them back to Chong Xu Cabinet directly, but Chu Liuyue turned him down.
Hearing that Chu Liuyue intended to buy a home in Xi Ling, Weichi Song was a little surprised. The first time I saw Chu Liuyue, the people from the Mu Residence were her escorts. They treated her like she was an esteemed guest, so why would she suddenly want to move out of the Mu Residence?
Seeing his expression, Chu Liuyue knew that he had misunderstood. “Cabinet Master, I was chosen by Lieutenant Mu but was brought here by Jian Fengchi. Other than that, I have nothing else to do with them.”
It was only then that Weichi Song knew that he had misunderstood. He coughed awkwardly. “I see.”
The rumors going around Xi Ling are so detailed that I almost bought into them.
“It’s not appropriate for me to continue staying at the Mu Residence. Little Zhou and I have moved out.” Even though she said they had moved out, there wasn’t very much to move.
Weichi Song suddenly asked, “Do you have your eye on anywhere?”
Chu Liuyue shook her head. The Wan Zheng Competition has just ended, so we didn’t have the time to deal with that just yet. Thus, I had intended to find a place of residence with Little Zhou before heading to Chong Xu Cabinet.
Weichi Song paused. “If you don’t mind, I have a vacant mansion that you can have.”
They walked a few blocks before they arrived at the mansion’s door.
Chu Liuyue paused when she saw the familiar door. Isn’t this… one of Weichi Song’s residences in Xi Ling City? He used to love staying here whenever he had time. I’ve been here a number of times.
“Even though it’s a little secluded, it’s really quiet. If you don’t mind, you can stay here!” Weichi Song spoke as he opened the door.
It was empty inside, and many things had been packed up.
Chu Liuyue frowned when she recalled Weichi Song selling the seal at Hundred Herbs Building before. Did he intend to sell this place too?
Seeing Chu Liuyue’s reaction, Weichi Song thought that she wasn’t fond of it. “Actually, this mansion has been vacant for a long time. If you don’t like it…”
“No, no. It’s great. Little Zhou and I like peace and quiet, so it’s perfect,” said Chu Liuyue as she smiled at Weichi Song. “Without your help, who knows when Little Zhou and I would find a place we like!”
Weichi Song was happy too. “I’m glad you like it! I’m glad you like it!”
Chu Liuyue said, “Cabinet Master, Little Zhou and I can’t live in your mansion for free. I…”
Weichi Song shook his head. “Liuyue, you and Wanzhou are disciples of Chong Xu Cabinet. There’s no need to stand on ceremony. Besides… the two of you choosing Chong Xu Cabinet… I’m… really happy. A mansion is nothing compared to all of this.”
Weichi Song was sincere. Without Chu Liuyue and Qiang Wanzhou, Chong Xu Cabinet wouldn’t have recruited anyone today and would’ve ended up at the butt of everyone’s jokes. They helped him and Chong Xu Cabinet maintain their last shred of dignity.
Chu Liuyue wanted to say something, but she didn’t know what.
Weichi Song is clearly short on money now. Otherwise, he would never prepare to sell all of these things. However, he will never take my money. Chu Liuyue pondered for a moment. “Cabinet Master, there’s something I would like to discuss with you. Is now a good time?”
Weichi Song was a little surprised, but he nodded. “Of course.”
Qiang Wanzhou and Ye Ranran knew that the two of them had matters to discuss, so they remained where they were as Chu Liuyue and Weichi Song went to another courtyard.
“Liuyue, what do you want to talk about?” Weichi Song looked at Chu Liuyue gently.
Chu Liuyue took a deep breath. She then took out a wooden box from her Cosmic Ring and handed it over.
“This is…” Weichi Song paused. This is the item that I sold off at Hundred Herbs Building the other day! Why is it with Chu Liuyue?
Chu Liuyue replied softly, “Cabinet Master, I bought this after you left. Now, I’m returning it to its owner.”