Chapter 713: No Need to Wait
Chu Liuyue almost didn’t dare to believe as she confirmed again in detail. She then realized that Tuan Zi’s aura was indeed changing along with the Nine-Colored Heavenly Pheasant’s bodily changes.
T-this… A bold and ridiculous thought suddenly appeared in Chu Liuyue’s mind. Could it be that Tuan Zi and Little Nine—
Gradually, all the rainbow feathers became red—they were like a passionate fire burning across.
Chu Liuyue was ever so familiar with such a red. This was because it was the exact same color as Tuan Zi’s body.
Recalling the scene of Tuan Zi being trapped in a ball and being swallowed by the Nine-Colored Heavenly Pheasant, Chu Liuyue’s eyes sparkled as she was on an emotional rollercoaster. If… If!
Following the red feathers’ appearance, the Nine-Colored Heavenly Pheasant’s aura also crazily strengthened.
In the dark sky, it was the brightest existence!
Chu Liuyue looked up, and countless scenes flashed across her mind.
The first time she met Tuan Zi was in the forest outside the Imperial City. It came out from a bunch of fallen leaves as if it had fallen asleep for a very long time, and it stumbled along to follow her.
At the start, she didn’t intend to bring a blood ferret along. But it was very insistent and kept sticking next to her like a small tail. Afterward, they met with the black flying python.
Tuan Zi blocked her so selflessly. Even though its tiny body wasn’t even as big as one of the black flying python’s eyes, it still rushed up without a care. It was covered in injuries, but it never regretted. Then… It accompanied her day and night and followed her through life and death.
Speaking of this, two or three sentences could summarize it all.
However, only she knew how much these things contained and how much it meant to her.
I didn’t discover it back then, but now that I think about it, there were clues left everywhere. In this world, why would there be a fiend that would willingly sacrifice its life for a complete stranger without a care?
It regularly lazed and whined to her.
It liked to fight with Hong Yao.
It completely trusted and depended on her.
Chu Liuyue couldn’t help laughing, but her eyes were already wet. A tear silently dropped down, entered her hair, and disappeared.
Within her body, the aura that kept strengthening was strange yet familiar. That is Tuan Zi and Little Nine as well! It turns out that after so many twists and turns, it has always been by my side.
“Ah… No!” Shangguan Wan was tossing and turning due to the pain at the side as she kept moaning and yelling in agony.
The crowd outside the barrier also saw this scene as they fell into great shock in unison and kept quiet for a very long time. It was Shangguan Wan’s cry of pain that finally made them recover their senses.
Elder Qiuxi hurriedly rushed over.
He was in charge of protecting Shangguan Wan. If something happened to her, he wouldn’t be able to take responsibility for it when he went back. However, he met with a problem when he rushed to the barrier.
How am I supposed to go in? An opening previously appeared on the barrier, so Shangguan Wan and Chu Liuyue could enter. But now… The opening is already sealed!
The gigantic transparent barrier was glowing faintly, and it had tremendous strength. With his current abilities, it was impossible for him to barge into this place forcefully.
Elder Qiuxi glanced at Mu Qinghe, who stood at the side and didn’t say much. “Lieutenant Mu, do you have any ways to enter this barrier? The Third Princess isn’t doing so well. If we don’t get her out as soon as possible, I’m afraid—”
Mu Qinghe was currently staring at the Nine-Colored Heavenly Pheasant within the barrier with furrowed brows. This Nine-Colored Heavenly Pheasant… It doesn’t look like that one, but why do I feel some sort of familiarity with it?
Hearing Elder Qiuxi’s words, his gaze turned. He thought for a moment and boomed, “Even if we join forces, it’ll be pretty hard to open this barrier. Unless… that Nine-Colored Heavenly Pheasant is willing to let us in.”
He was very near it, so he clearly saw that Shangguan Wan could enter just now because the barrier opened itself.
Elder Qiuxi was extremely anxious. “T-then, what should we do? Are we just supposed to watch on and do nothing?”
Jiang Yucheng pressed his lips against each other tightly. Then, his voice suddenly sounded from behind. “Ask Chu Liuyue.”
Elder Qiuxi and Mu Qinghe lifted their heads together.
“Eldest Young Master, you mean—” Elder Qiuxi looked confused.
After this period of rest, Jiang Yucheng had basically treated his body already. He raised his chin. “Didn’t Chu Liuyue go in as well?”
“But Eldest Young Master, she just took the chance and followed the Third Princess in. Why—”
“That Nine-Colored Heavenly Pheasant still hasn’t given her a lethal attack to this point. Doesn’t this show the problem?” Jiang Yucheng glanced at Elder Qiuxi coldly.
Elder Qiuxi was dazed and immediately understood. That’s right! Even though Chu Liuyue’s fiend was eaten by that Nine-Colored Heavenly Pheasant, she’s still standing there in one piece. Other than at the very beginning—when the Nine-Colored Heavenly Pheasant did attack her once—it treated her as invisible afterward. And the only time it took action, it didn’t cause any substantial harm to Chu Liuyue.
On the other hand, Shangguan Wan… We previously thought that she could still make an agreement with it, but we didn’t expect that half her life would be lost in the blink of an eye. Understanding this point, Elder Qiuxi finally realized what Jiang Yucheng meant. However, he was still in a tough spot.
“Eldest Young Master, y-you might not know, but Chu Liuyue is pretty stubborn. She also has something against me… If I go and ask, there definitely wouldn’t be any use.”
“I’ll go then,” Mu Qinghe said suddenly.
Jiang Yucheng nodded.
Elder Qiuxi secretly heaved a sigh of relief.
Mu Qinghe turned around and walked toward Chu Liuyue.
Actually, other than that barrier separating them, the two people weren’t too far apart.
But for Mu Qinghe, his feet were as if filled with metal as every step was heavier than before. His heart seemed to be pressed down by a gigantic stone, making it hard for him to breathe.
His mind was in a mess! Nine-Colored Heavenly Pheasant… Is that Nine-Colored Heavenly Pheasant…
Ever since Lei Laosi saw Chu Liuyue following Shangguan Wan in, his entire person was stunned. Big Brother and I have guarded here for many nights and days, yet we couldn’t enter the barrier. However, the two of them entered easily. It’s ridiculous!
But just as he couldn’t unleash his heart filled with anger anywhere and when he was even considering not doing anything anymore, he saw the Nine-Colored Heavenly Pheasant dealing with Shangguan Wan.
Seeing Shangguan Wan on the ground with her shoulders in a rotten and painful state, Lei Laosi let out his vengeance. Nice! Big Brother and I still can’t openly do anything to Shangguan Wan and the rest now, but who can object when this Nine-Colored Heavenly Pheasant takes action?
“At least I didn’t watch after you for nothing!” Lei Laosi felt much better, and his gaze landed on Chu Liuyue again. That’s weird. Why is this girl doing okay?
He looked at his own big brother and wanted to ask for his opinion when he saw the latter staring at Chu Liuyue, his gaze unreadable.
Lei Laosi’s heart tingled as he limped over. “Big Brother, what are you thinking about?”
That man’s lips slowly curled up. “I’m thinking that we shouldn’t need to wait any longer.”