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Chapter 909: Seen Him Before

Mu Hongyu was dazed. “I think they did… Hold on.”

As she spoke, she searched through her Cosmic Ring and pulled out a letter not long later. She had always kept the letters from Country Yao Chen carefully.

“Young Master passed me this letter a few days ago…” said Mu Hongyu as she passed the letter over. “There’s a sentence here…”

Chu Liuyue opened the letter and skimmed through it. As expected, the last sentence mentioned that Chu Ning had received her letter and planned on coming to Xi Ling to reunite with her.

During that period, Mu Hongyu’s parents had been staying in the Imperial City and heard of this news. They were still very envious and wanted to come along to see Mu Hongyu, but considering all the other aspects, they couldn’t go with him in the end.

Chu Liuyue looked at the date on the footer, and it was indeed from a month ago.

She knitted her brows tightly. Thousands of miles separate Country Yao Chen’s Imperial City and Xi Ling, and there is even a Heaven’s Canopy in between! What kind of news did Father receive that made him come to Xi Ling so swiftly? One has to know that with his current abilities, it’s impossible for him to find those transportation formations if nobody led him over. He also wouldn’t arrive safely. He wouldn’t be ignorant to these reasons, but he still did it… Was it because he was confident, someone ‘helped’ him, or perhaps… he was threatened? Now that so long has passed, I wonder how Father is…

Seeing how solemn Chu Liuyue’s expression was, Mu Hongyu also felt that something was wrong. “What? Is there something wrong on Uncle’s side?”

Chu Liuyue simply recounted the incident to her.

Mu Hongyu shockingly said, “You didn’t ask him to come? I really thought you sent him a letter to ask him to come over!”

When she received this letter, it was coincidentally after Chu Liuyue announced her identity.

Back then, she was still immersed in the shock that Chu Liuyue was actually Shangguan Yue. So after she saw this letter, she naturally thought that her friend had done preparations earlier on and wanted to directly invite Chu Ning over after everything was settled.

Now that she thought about it, it wasn’t even the case!

Chu Liuyue held the letter tightly and knitted her brows. An idea then popped up in her mind. This person clearly used my name to do this to my father, but… who could it be? Someone who could do all of this must firstly be from Heaven’s Canopy, and the more important thing is that he must know me very well. If not, the other party definitely wouldn’t think of using her father. Why did the other party do this? To threaten me? But even now, I haven’t received any news. If I didn’t send Qiang Wanzhou to Country Yao Chen, I might not even know of my father being missing.

“Hm? Why are you standing around?” Just as the two people fell silent, Jian Fengchi suddenly arrived. He waved the fan in his hands and smiled happily as he walked over, but his gaze was glued to Chu Liuyue. He kept sizing her up as if he had never seen her before.

Walking nearer to her, he then closed his fan, cupped his fists, and slightly bent his back to greet her. “Greetings… Your Majesty.”

He really never expected that Shangguan Yue hadn’t died and would even come back with another identity! He kept feeling that Chu Liuyue was very familiar…

It turned out she was her!

Now that they had met again, the feeling was quite strange.

Seeing the rather solemn expressions on the duo and that Chu Liuyue was holding onto the letter he passed to Mu Hongyu earlier… There seems to be something wrong?

“What’s going on?” asked Jian Fengchi as his gaze swiftly switched between the two.

Chu Liuyue returned the letter to Mu Hongyu and briefly explained the incident.

Jian Fengchi gradually knitted his brows and knocked the fan against his hands. “After you came back to Xi Ling, you did offend quite a few people, but… I don’t think many can touch Lord Chu Ning, right?”

Even though Chu Liuyue had already ascended the throne now, Jian Fengchi had always been daring and carefree. As he was used to being relaxed in front of her, he still talked in the same casual manner as before.

Chu Liuyue didn’t mind it either as she nodded slightly. “I originally thought I could find some clues in this letter, but…”

The letter’s content was about the same as what Qiang Wanzhou found out, and they couldn’t find more clues.

“Do you not have a way to find Lord Chu Ning?” asked Jian Fengchi strangely. According to her usual meticulous and smart nature, she should be prepared. Besides, when she left the Imperial City back then and came all the way to Xi Ling, she should’ve been more careful in this aspect.

Chu Liuyue shook her head. “We’re too far apart.”

Back then, she did leave something with Chu Ning to confirm each other’s locations and safety. But now that the two of them were so far apart, how could they detect each other?

“Then, the only way now is to find him as best we can.” Jian Fengchi was silent for a moment. “But… I’m afraid we can’t announce this matter.”

To Chu Liuyue now, this matter could be said to be difficult and easy at the same time.

Now that she had already recovered her identity and the entire Tianling was under her control, it wasn’t hard for her to send people to find a person’s whereabouts. But the key was that Chu Ning’s identity was special—he was the biological father of Chu Liuyue’s body.

Chu Liuyue’s status was different from before. Besides, Shangguan You was already awake and was staying in the palace.

Then, Chu Ning’s existence would become awkward.

“I’ve already sent people to look for him in private, but without any clues and the world being so big, it’s akin to finding a needle in a haystack.”

Seeing her worried expression, Mu Hongyu couldn’t help but pat her friend’s hands. “Liuyue, don’t worry. Uncle is blessed, and nothing will happen to him.”

Chu Liuyue lightly heaved a sigh of relief. “I hope so.”

Jian Fengchi glanced at the duo’s overlapped hands, and his gaze flickered. Shangguan Yue is indeed different from before. When she was the Princess in the past, even though she was also very friendly, she always had a faint distant and elegant aura to her. It wasn’t done on purpose, but it was because she was too outstanding since birth, causing her personality to have an unspeakable loneliness to it. Let alone others, even the children in the Tianling royal family weren’t very close to her.

Everyone instinctively admired her and would thus naturally keep a distance from her. Perhaps this was also the reason she treated Shangguan Wan—who she had been closer to—so well. And even the later Mu Qinghe…

But after surviving the ordeal and coming back, her personality has undergone a clear change. She has her most trusted friend and also many things she didn’t have in the past. Her entire person became more genuine.

Thinking of this, Jian Fengchi hesitated for a moment and finally asked, “Have you gone to see Mu Qinghe?”

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