Chapter 908: That Letter
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Facing Chu Liuyue’s interrogation, Jiang Yucheng chose to be silent. He shut his mouth and refused to say anything. He even averted his gaze and turned his body as if he had no intention of continuing the conversation with Chu Liuyue.
Chu Liuyue snapped her fingers.
A red fire immediately rose from her fingers, and the painting suddenly burned.
Jiang Yucheng heard the commotion, and he abruptly turned around. Seeing this scene, the veins on his forehead throbbed.
“Since you refuse to say anything, we won’t talk anymore. As for this painting… You should’ve burned it the day you decided to kill me.” Chu Liuyue’s tone was cold and heartless. Seeing this portrait would just make me disgusted. I wonder who he was acting devoted to all these years? If he liked me even one bit, he wouldn’t have done all those things back then. Ridiculous—a joke!
The painting was rapidly swallowed by the fire seedling and eventually turned into ashes.
When the last spark was extinguished, there was a hint of emotion on Jiang Yucheng’s face. He seemed to want to snatch the painting over, but he didn’t do anything in the end.
Chu Liuyue looked at him with deep meaning before turning around to leave.
When her figure disappeared, the room resumed its deadly silence. Not long later, a miserable cry was heard in the main hall beside the side hall.
Hatred surfaced on Jiang Yucheng’s face.
That was Shangguan Wan’s shout. It seemed like it was time for her to be tortured again.
Such a cry would be heard almost every day.
Even without looking, it wasn’t hard to imagine what kind of terrifying pain the owner of the voice was experiencing.
Jiang Yucheng’s heart suddenly had a burning sensation as his face flashed white, and he slowly bent down.
After handling all of this, Chu Liuyue planned to go back to Shaoyue Palace first. Even though her status was different from before, she still stayed in the same place.
Just as she walked past the entrance of Shaoyue Palace, she saw a familiar figure—Qiang Wanzhou.
He seemed to be waiting for her. After hearing the footsteps, he looked up.
Chu Liuyue was quite shocked and walked over. “Little Zhou, why did you come back so quickly?”
She had previously asked Qiang Wanzhou to do a favor for her—bring Chu Ning over from Country Yao Chen.
When she left Yao Chen’s Imperial City back then, Chu Ning only knew that she followed Mu Qinghe over to the Tianling Dynasty. He didn’t know that she came back to take revenge, and naturally, he knew nothing of her true identity.
When everything was settled, she planned on inviting Chu Ning over for a reunion and telling him the truth.
The original Chu Liuyue was already dead, and it was her who was living in this body. Even though this was too cruel to tell a father, it was unavoidable.
Now that she had already recovered her identity in Tianling, she couldn’t pretend to be the Chu Liuyue from back then.
She had already thought of a plan. As long as Chu Ning was willing, she would be his daughter for the rest of her life.
No matter if he decided to stay in Xi Ling in the end or return to Yao Chen, she would respect his choice and do her best to accompany and take care of him. Even though she only spent less than a year with Chu Ning after being reborn, she already thought of the latter as her real father.
Walking to Qiang Wanzhou, Chu Liuyue then discovered that his expression was amiss.
She immediately felt uneasy.
Then, she heard Qiang Wanzhou say, “Lord Chu Ning is gone.”
Dead silence filled the study of Shaoyue Palace.
Chu Liuyue stood at the top, and Qiang Wanzhou was five steps in front of her.
The air slowly froze inch by inch.
“…This means that he was already missing when you reached Country Yao Chen’s Imperial City?”
Qiang Wanzhou nodded. “Yes. I asked around, and all of them said that Lord Chu Ning had set off for Tianling alone a month ago. They said… they received a letter from you. I even heard that many were very envious of him, but when I went to Heaven’s Canopy to check, there were no traces of Lord Chu Ning appearing.”
Even though Qiang Wanzhou hadn’t seen Chu Ning before, Chu Liuyue had shown him a portrait earlier on. Hence, he would definitely recognize the older man once he saw him.
Besides, he was very strong. His movement techniques were agile, and he had quite a few trump cards with him. Even if he acted on his own, Chu Liuyue wouldn’t be worried.
Everything was originally arranged nicely, but she never expected that Chu Ning wasn’t at Yao Chen.
“I’ve never written my father a letter to ask him to come to Xi Ling.” Chu Liuyue’s face turned cold and solemn as if a thin layer of frost covered it. If the rumors are true, then who sent the letter? If the rumors are fake, it’s even more troublesome. This is because it means that we won’t even know where he went. Searching for a person in this entire world is akin to finding a needle in a haystack!
Chu Liuyue knitted her brows tightly, and a thought popped up in her mind. “Call Qi Han over.”
The moment Qi Han entered the room, he noticed that the atmosphere wasn’t right.
“Your Highness.” He cupped his fists and respectfully greeted the emperor.
Chu Liuyue didn’t say any nonsense as she directly asked, “Qi Han, you’ve always been responsible for the letters between my father and me, right?”
Qi Han was dazed but immediately said, “Yes!”
“Other than the initial letter I wrote to my father—which told him to stay safe—I’ve never written a second one. Did Father ever reply?” Chu Liuyue paused and knocked against the table. “The news that Little Zhou got was that Father started his journey to Xi Ling a month ago as he received a letter from me. However, there are no signs of him even now.”
Upon hearing this, Qi Han also realized the severity of the situation.
He thought carefully. “There’s no—”
The moment he opened his mouth, he suddenly thought of something, and his expression was solemn. “Ms. Mu’s parents previously sent a letter over, and I gave it to Young Master Jian. Perhaps something was written on that letter?”
Chu Liuyue thought for a moment and walked outside.
Chu Liuyue walked extremely quickly as she went all the way to Dragon Teeth Mountain.
When she reached the bottom of the mountain, the guarding disciples saw the incoming person and wanted to stop her. They then saw the incoming person take off her hood, revealing a breathtaking appearance.
“Where’s Jian Fengchi?” Chu Liuyue had come here before. In addition to matters like the clan competition and the Wan Zheng Competition, quite a few people knew her.
Due to her shocking identity, everyone in Xi Ling had been talking about her in recent times. The guarding disciples didn’t expect her to suddenly appear in this place at this time.
“Greetings, Your High—Your Majesty!” The two hurriedly bowed. However, they recalled that she was already the emperor when they greeted her halfway, so they hurriedly changed the title. “Young Master is coincidentally on the mountain today. I’ll bring you over right away.”
“No need. I’ll go there myself.” Chu Liuyue left this sentence behind and hurriedly went up the mountain.
When she was halfway there, she coincidentally met Mu Hongyu.
Seeing that it was her friend, Mu Hongyu was very surprised. “Liuyue? Why are you here?”
She hurriedly rushed over and was about to pounce onto Chu Liuyue when she quickly stopped herself. She had actually forgotten that Liuyue was no longer ‘Liuyue’ now.
However, Chu Liuyue grabbed her hand instantly. “In the letter your father and mother sent you, did they ever mention my father?”