Chapter 1621: Going Back
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These words were clear and faint, but they blew past like the wind, wrinkling a pool of spring water.
Chu Liuyue looked into his deep eyes, and her heart raced as she suddenly sensed something. “You—”
“We’ve been engaged for too long.” Rong Xiu looked at her with a focused and gentle expression.
Chu Liuyue’s heart seemed to have been hit by something hard, and it was indescribably sweet and soft.Thinking about it, I have indeed made him wait too long. All these years… I didn’t even have time to ask what he had experienced after I left and before we reunited.
Rong Xiu looked into her eyes and said in a low voice, “I… don’t want to—”wait anymore.
Before Rong Xiu could finish his sentence, a strange sound suddenly sounded.
Chu Liuyue frowned and looked at the Cosmic Ring on her hand.
The sound of impact came from inside just now.
Her heart skipped a beat.
A black wooden token appeared in front of the two of them! It was the sea-buckthorn wood token that she had snatched in Fangzhou City.
Rong Xiu’s eyes turned cold!
The totem on the black wooden token suddenly seemed to come to life; every line twisted strangely, making one’s heart turn cold. Then, the lines spread out and condensed into a line of dark-red words that looked like blood.
“If you want to save Chu Ning, see you in ten days!”
Chu Liuyue’s eyes shrunk.
The line of words quickly dissipated and condensed back into the appearance of the totem. The pressure on it also quickly disappeared, and it fell to the ground with a clang.
“That’s…” Shangguan Jing stood at the side and didn’t see the words clearly.
Chu Liuyue pursed her lips tightly and exuded a shocking coldness.
“Yue’er, what happened to you?” Shangguan Jing was a little worried.What did she just see to have such a huge reaction?
“I’ll go with you.” At this moment, Rong Xiu suddenly spoke. He raised his finger slightly, and the black wooden token flew into his hand.
He looked down and handed it to Chu Liuyue.
She looked up at him. “Rong Xiu—”
She knew what his unfinished words were. Even though the two of them hadn’t even had a chance to talk properly since she regained her memories… she knew what he was thinking.
She also wanted to go back with him and fulfill the promise they had made years ago, but it just had to be at this moment—
“This isn’t the first time they’ve done such a thing.” Rong Xiu chuckled.
Whether it was for her or him, those people had never given up.
“It’s just that this time, the timing was more precise.” Rong Xiu’s tone was calm, but the coldness between his eyebrows showed his current mood.
“Actually, this is good too. Lord Chu Ning is in danger, and you can’t be at ease.” Rong Xiu held her hand. “We haven’t had time to inform Tianling yet; I think it’s a little rushed.”
Chu Liuyue glanced at him and lowered her gaze.Rong Xiu has always been obedient. He has even informed the academy, so how could he forget Father Emperor and the others? He is just saying this to make me feel less uncomfortable.
She held her breath and put the wooden token back into the Cosmic Ring before looking up again.
Rong Xiu’s rough fingers caressed the back of her hand. “I’ll go with you.”
His voice was as low and gentle as ever.
Chu Liuyue’s red lips moved slightly, but she still nodded in the end. “Okay.”
Shangguan Jing, who was standing at the side, was a little stunned.From the looks of it, these two people… don’t intend to return to the Sky-Cloud Empire? Moreover, the atmosphere seems to be very wrong…
Tuan Zi stood by Chu Liuyue’s leg and clearly sensed the change in her mood. She waited quietly and obediently.
“Ancestor.” After calming herself down, Chu Liuyue turned to look at her ancestor.
“What’s the matter?” Shangguan Jing gazed at her worriedly.
Chu Liuyue said, “That person took Father hostage. We plan to go to the God-Killing Tumulus now.”
Shangguan Jing paused for a moment before understanding what she meant. “You mean—”
The person who could play such a dirty trick was naturally the owner of this black wooden token.
Many thoughts quickly flashed through Shangguan Jing’s mind, and then he nodded solemnly. “I’ve been to the God-Killing Tumulus before. I’ll take you there.”
That place was extremely dangerous, and the other party had come prepared, so he initially didn’t want her to go. However, Chu Ning was extremely important to her. Even if she knew it was dangerous, she would definitely go.
Instead of dissuading them, it was better to follow.
Now that Yue’er’s strength had increased a lot, and with him and Rong Xiu around, she should be much safer.
“You’ve been to that place? Why haven’t I heard you mention it before?” Chu Liuyue was a little surprised.Even when I heard that Jun Jiuqing had exiled Chu Ning to the God-Killing Tumulus, Ancestor didn’t mention this.
Shangguan Jing’s expression was a little subtle. “It’s a long story. Let’s go first!”
Upon hearing her ancestor’s words, Chu Liuyue nodded. “I’m afraid I’ll have to trouble you again along the way.”
Just like that, they left Godly Phoenix Mountain and headed toward the God-Killing Tumulus.
When Miao Yang heard the news from his subordinate, a rare look of shock appeared on his usually expressionless face. “Shangguan Yue brought a girl out of Godly Phoenix Mountain? Did you see if she was injured?”
The subordinate paused and continued, “Besides, not long after they came out, Rong Xiu also came. Then, they left together. But judging from the direction, they don’t seem to be heading for the Sky-Cloud Empire or Ling Xiao Academy.”