Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
A thought flashed across Chu Liuyue’s mind. His behavior at the banquet was deliberate, but… why?
“Your Highness, you…” Chu Liuyue wanted the situation clarified, but Rong Xiu had straightened himself.
“You’ve had a busy day. I won’t bother you.” Rong Xiu put his cloak over himself and left. His tall, dark silhouette disappeared in the night.
Chu Liuyue only sighed with relief after she stared in the direction Rong Xiu disappeared in for a while. She then curled her fingers.
Just now… Rong Xiu was so close to her, and her heart had begun to speed up.
In theory, she would never let someone ‘disrespect’ her like this, but… she did not seem to dislike Rong Xiu’s closeness. For some reason, she seemed to believe that Rong Xiu would not harm her.
She did not know where her sense of trust came from.
After the heartbreaking betrayal in her past life, she thought that she would never get close to anyone. However, both Chu Ning and Rong Xiu were able to make her lower her guard gradually.
Chu Liuyue thought about it for a while, but she could not think of anything, so she stopped obsessing over it.
As usual, she sat on her bed and continued to cultivate, taking in the Heaven and Earth Force. She only lay down to rest after one Heavenly Cycle.
The celebrations at Phoenix Restaurant went on for two more days, but Rong Xiu did not appear again. This disappointed many who had wanted to take the chance to get close to Prince Li.
However, he was royalty, and it was rare for him to come at all.
Many tried to get information out of Chu Liuyue, but she dismissed them. They could only assume that Chu Ning and Prince Li had relations, but they did not get anything out of her.
From the way she spoke, Chu Liuyue did not seem like she was familiar with Prince Li.
That was expected. How could someone of Prince Li’s status have dealings with Chu Liuyue? Even if she was in Tian Lu Academy and was a prodigious warrior and Xuan Master, there was a huge gap between herself and Prince Li since she didn’t have the big families’ support.
On the other hand, Chu Ning was the Imperial guards’ Commander in Chief—the Emperor’s close aide. Thus, he was of higher value. However, he was busy dealing with the Fourth Princess’s accident and did not appear at the restaurant. This disappointed many.
The few events coupled together reduced the people’s attention on Chu Liuyue.
Thankfully, Yan Ge was there the whole time, which helped Chu Liuyue a lot. It was also his presence that suppressed any ideas anyone would have.
No matter what, Chu Liuyue had the backing of Zhen Bao Pavilion and was not to be trifled with.
Time passed quickly. In the blink of an eye, school had reopened.
This was Chu Liuyue’s first day of classes since she entered the academy.
Quite a number of people were at the academy’s gates, which made it seem rather lively.
Chu Liuyue’s descent from the carriage attracted many people’s attention.
The lively entrance quietened.
Countless eyes looked over with mixed feelings.
“Little Liuyue, you’re finally here!” Following the excited voice, someone hurried towards Chu Liuyue. It was Bai Chen.
Chu Liuyue greeted him. “Teacher Bai Chen.”
He looked at her happily. “I’ve been waiting for you for a while. Why are you here only now?”
“I’m staying in school and had a lot of things to pack, so I arrived a little later,” explained Chu Liuyue.
Bai Chen chuckled. “Your living quarters have been prepared. Just follow me!”
Chu Liuyue nodded. “Thank you for the trouble, Teacher Bai Chen.”
“What trouble! You’re not a popular character in the academy. Many wanted this chance, but they couldn’t beat me! Hehe!”
Everyone had witnessed Chu Liuyue’s talent. Though she had chosen to cultivate as a Xuan Master, she had not chosen a teacher yet.
All the Xuan Master teachers were excited. Everyone wanted a talented disciple!
Today was her first day in school. Of course, they could not miss the chance to get close to her!
Bai Chen did not have much hope about getting chosen, but he liked Chu Liuyue from the bottom of his heart, so he was happy to be here.
“Everything on this carriage is your belongings, right?”
“Yes. They’re just daily necessities.”
“Then, I’ll get someone to help you…”
Before Bai Chen could finish, a mocking voice cut him off. “What kind of lousy carriage is this? Someone also has the guts to park it in front of the school?”
The voice was a little familiar to Chu Liuyue. Chu Liuyue looked around and saw a familiar face.
Lu Feiyan. She stood from afar, covering her nose as she looked at Chu Liuyue’s carriage with disdain. Her arrogance was written all over her face. “Is this carriage made of rotten wood? Why does it smell like mold?”
Her gaze swept across Chu Liuyue’s body as she smiled coldly. She raised her voice deliberately and spoke to the girls around her. “Look, that horse’s fur is patchy and of various colors. It’s clearly a lousy breed. Will ladies of respectable families use something like this?
They nodded in agreement.
“Yan’er, she’s no longer from a good family. Of course, she can’t compare with us.”
“Yeah! So what if she’s a prodigy? She’s still just as poor. What a joke!”
Bai Chen’s expression changed, and he was about to scold them, but Chu Liuyue stopped him.
“Teacher Bai Chen, I know that carriages cannot enter the academy, but I have quite the number of items. Could you get someone to help me?”
Bai Chen paused and then said, “Of course!’
Chu Liuyue smiled as she looked at Lu Feiyan and company. “Then, you all will do.”