Chapter 912: With Me Here, Don’t Be Afraid
The originally empty heart suddenly seemed to be filled instantly.
Chu Liuyue instinctively held his skinny waist tighter and stuck her face against his chest. It was as if hearing his powerful heartbeat melted all her frozen blood and let it circulate again.
The rain fell down, and the cold wind blew up, causing the ripples on the ground to intersect.
In the dark sky, the figures of two people closely holding onto each other were reflected.
Chu Liuyue’s eardrums beat, and she then felt that her floating mind was finally being pulled back. Her numb limbs gradually recovered their warmth as the countless hallucinations before her eyes disappeared bit by bit.
Only Rong Xiu was left behind—hugging her and letting her depend on him—in such a genuine manner. With the black umbrella above her head, it was as if all the storms were blocked outside.
The wide and warm embrace that she longed for.
Chu Liuyue was dazed. After a while, she softly said, “Rong Xiu, I miss you so much.”
Rong Xiu knitted his brows slightly. Her voice doesn’t seem right. She has always been smart, independent, and strong. No matter what situation she was in, it seemed like she never panicked. Even when she experienced that kind of betrayal back then, she still relied on her own strength to repay all the pain and sufferings she once felt and take back whatever once belonged to her. It was as if she would always be strong and unbreakable.
But in this world, anything that has flesh and blood will feel pain and get hurt. However, there are just some people that are better at hiding it.
He leaned in closer, and his jade-like chin gently rested on her forehead. “With me around, you don’t have to be afraid.”
This simple sentence was his most precious promise.
Tears welled up in Chu Liuyue’s eyes. No matter how tumultuous and torturous the journey was, there would always be one person in this world who would accompany her when she needed him the most—to give her courage and love.
This was enough.
She closed her eyes, and the last bit of desolation and regret in her eyes faded away.
Anyway, it isn’t like I haven’t experienced greater setbacks. These things don’t count for much now. At the very least, the situation today was all under my control.
The sound of something exploding came from behind.
Chu Liuyue looked up from Rong Xiu’s embrace and turned around to take a glance. She saw the purplish-blue light that was rapidly flying toward her previously had collided with Rong Xiu’s force and completely disappeared.
At this time, only one thing was left in the water.
It caused some rain droplets to ripple.
Chu Liuyue focused on it and vaguely saw that it seemed to be a thumb-sized object as it glistened with a faint light in the water, looking rather fake.
“What’s that?” asked Chu Liuyue weirdly. Previously, I clearly felt that this thing was coming for me! The aura I felt at that moment was very unfamiliar.
She thought back on it for a moment, but she couldn’t figure out who would do such a thing.
“It’s just a small toy,” said Rong Xiu lightly.
Unsure if it was an illusion, Chu Liuyue unknowingly felt that Rong Xiu seemed to have recognized that item’s background and that his tone was slightly cold.
Chu Liuyue made eye contact with Tuan Zi.
Tuan Zi flew out and picked up that item.
Rong Xiu glanced at Tuan Zi, and his gaze turned slightly cold.
A chill went down Tuan Zi’s spine, and its strong urge for survival made its wings tremble and almost threw that item out. Withstanding the tremendous suppression, it still passed that item to Chu Liuyue.
Chu Liuyue reached out and was about to take it when Rong Xiu held her hand by the side and sent out a wave of force to hit that item.
A crisp sound was heard, and that item cracked. Then, a paper flew out from within and unrolled itself.
It seemed to be a piece of white Xuan paper that was casually cut, but it floated in midair and let the surrounding rainwater drop all over it without staining its surface a single bit. It was as if there was a layer of invisible barrier around it.
Only two lines of words were on that paper.
The first was: Congratulations, Shangguan Yue.
The second was: Your father is having a great time with me. Don’t miss him. We’ll naturally meet in a month.
As soon as Chu Liuyue finished reading it, the paper started burning rapidly by itself and turned into ashes, disappearing without a trace!
Other than the faint burning smell that permeated the air, it was as if nothing had happened.
However, Chu Liuyue widened her eyes and was stunned. This was because she had seen the handwriting on the note before! When she received this letter in Country Yao Chen, the letter used a half-Xuan formation as its seal, and she had to draw out the remaining half of the Xuan formation to open it. That letter was written with: ‘Shangguan Yue, long time no see.’
She hadn’t told anyone about her identity at that time, so she thought for a very long time after receiving that letter. However, she couldn’t guess who had written it to her.
After coming to Xi Ling, she was busy with everything and forgot about this incident until today—when she saw that note again…
The same person must’ve done it, and the other party clearly knew of my identity from the start! The other party might even know everything about me very clearly! Without question, this ‘congratulations’ is definitely talking about my throne ascension! Also, Father was purposely brought away by the other party! Chu Liuyue knitted her brows tightly. Who exactly is this person?
In the beginning, she thought that it was written by someone in the Tianling Dynasty. However, it didn’t seem to be the case now.
To be able to use such a formal tone and have such extreme methods… It is very likely that it is someone from outside Tianling!
Rong Xiu squinted his eyes slightly, and cold intent flashed across the corner of his eyes. He never goes away…
Chu Liuyue suddenly looked up at Rong Xiu. “Do you… know who this is?”
She had an unknown hunch that Rong Xiu seemed to know much more than she had expected. She was also unsure where this feeling came from, but judging from Rong Xiu’s previous reaction, it seemed like her guess was right.
Rong Xiu’s thin lips moved, and he was about to speak when a shout came from the corner of the streets behind the duo.
“Your Highness!” That was Thirteen’s voice.
Chu Liuyue turned around and indeed saw a slim young man rapidly running toward her.
His movement technique was nimble and agile. He looked like he hadn’t moved much, but he was already in front of her.
Thirteen came here in spite of the rain, but there was a barrier around him, so he wasn’t worried about getting wet.
As he was young, Chu Liuyue never assigned any missions to Thirteen and just told him to focus on his cultivation. This caused Thirteen to be very free within and outside of the palace, able to come and go as he wished.
Today, he coincidentally met Shangguan You. Once he heard that it was related to his master, he immediately agreed and came out of the palace to look for her.
When he was just a short distance away from Chu Liuyue, Thirteen excitedly yelled, “Your Highness, the Supreme Emperor was worried since you were out for too long alone. Hence, he told me to give you an umbrella and bring you back to the pal—”