Chu Liuyue stared at the broken door dumbfoundedly. Just now… All I did was create a small ripple in the lake. Where did the explosive power come from?!
At this moment, a figure dashed in from outside. “Yue’er!”
Chu Liuyue instinctively followed the voice. It was Rong Xiu.
He had clearly rushed over when he heard the door breaking.
A thought flashed across her mind. My room is quite a distance from here; how did he rush over so quickly?
Rong Xiu glanced at the door before he hurried in. “Are you okay? What happened?” He realized that Chu Liuyue was okay the instant he stepped in. He was relieved, but he could not put his mind at ease.
Chu Liuyue paused. His usually lazy voice had hints of anxiety.
Upon closer inspection, one could see an indiscernible look of worry between his eyes. This was rare for Rong Xiu, who usually kept a poker face.
Chu Liuyue shook her head. “I’m fine. I just had a mishap while trying to form a pearl of essence. I didn’t control the force well.”
“Really?” Rong Xiu looked at her suspiciously. How did forming a pearl of essence create such a big commotion?
Chu Liuyue knew that her explanation was a little preposterous. Not even a stage-three warrior could wield the amount of strength from just now!
But that was the truth…
Chu Liuyue rubbed her glabella helplessly. “I’m really fine. Please don’t worry, Your Highness.”
Xue Xue rushed in from outside at this point and leaped over to Chu Liuyue’s side. It sniffed around as if afraid that something was wrong with Chu Liuyue.
Chu Liuyue was tickled by the fur at the top of its head, and she laughed. “Okay, okay! Xue Xue, I’m fine! I’m not hurt!”
Xue Xue blinked. When it saw that Chu Liuyue was really okay, it rubbed against her neck as if asking for attention.
Rong Xiu glanced at Xue Xue.
Xue Xue stiffened immediately. It roared deeply and obediently stepped aside, lying on the floor.
Chu Liuyue rubbed its head and looked at Rong Xiu. “Your Highness, how did you get here so quickly?” she asked strangely.
Xue Xue was a high-level fiend, and it was from the lion family, so it traveled fast. It must have started to make its way here when it heard the commotion, but it still lagged behind Rong Xiu.
“… Could it be that you were nearby?”
Rong Xiu could not help but laugh when he saw the girl’s gaze turn suspicious towards him. He pinched her face. “Don’t go imagining things. I was just taking a stroll since I couldn’t sleep. I headed over when I heard the commotion.”
Chu Liuyue pulled his hand away, but she did not believe it.
Such a coincidence? Besides, even if you were taking a walk nearby, I still remember how fast you moved when you came over. This sickly Prince Li is masterful at hiding things…
Chu Liuyue did not continue asking and instead said, “Your Highness, it was a false alarm. Please, go back and rest.”
Rong Xiu looked at the broken door pointedly. “You sure you won’t tear the place down if I leave?”
Chu Liuyue was speechless. There really is no way to explain this, is there?
“Just continue to form your pearl of essence. I’ll just be here, and I won’t get in your way.” With that said, Rong Xiu sat down on a chair in the corner of the room. He picked up a book to read as if he did not intend to leave.
Chu Liuyue was speechless. One clearly can’t win if they fight this guy over the thickness of their skin?
Whatever! The lake is in my dantian. There is no way outsiders will know about it. The most they will feel is the explosive power contained within it. All that can be explained with a pearl of essence as well.
Hang on! A thought suddenly surged into Chu Liuyue’s mind, and she finally understood what the book page’s sentence meant. It was telling me to use it as the pearl of essence?!