ACA Chapter 19

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Chapter 19 – The City Lord Of Bloodglaze City

 

“…” Gu Qingyu curled her lips, “Jia Qizhe! I sense that someone is following us, did you also notice it?”

“This…” Jia Qizhe paused, and followed up with a faint smile, “I haven’t actually.”

No? Did he just say that he haven’t?

Then…

That must be the case!

Gu Qingyu nodded, the smiling expression restored in her face, “Even Jia Qizhe couldn’t perceive it, doesn’t that mean that my senses are quite good?”

However, Jia Qizhe was lost in thoughts.

Frankly speaking, since they visited the bamboo forest, he had already detected this presence. However, he still didn’t figure out who it was, because this person was not inferior to him in terms of power…

Who could it be?

In the darkness, the edges of a red robe could vaguely be seen.

 

They quickly reached the outskirts of the palace when Jia Qizhe halted his steps, “Hey, dummy. Don’t hold me back.”

“I know!” Gu Qingyu pouted, and a pair of snow white ears grew out of her head, the tail showed up behind her as well, “Who’s going to hold who back!”

“…” Jia Qizhe watched her silently. After a while, he said, “I’ll scout ahead inside, you check the borders.”

“Huh? Okay.” Gu Qingyu nodded. She knew that she wasn’t as skilled as Jia Qizhe, if she insisted on going in, not only would she be causing more trouble, but she would also be holding him back.

Seeing that Jia Qizhe submerged into the darkness, Gu Qingyu also lightly tread ahead and sneaked into the tall bushes.

 

Unexpectedly, she spotted a red clothed man leaning on a tree branch, he seemed to be sleeping.

This person… He has the guts! To be sleeping in a tree in the Imperial City!

“Go, find out his origins.” The man in the Bloodlife Jade told her.

Fine, I suppose you won’t do me any harm.

She crept up slowly to that person, “Hey… who are you?”

“Heh,” The red clothed man lets out a faint chuckle. The way he sat on the tree and looked down on her, actually reminded her of that person who dwelled in the Bloodlife Jade, “You can address me as Lord Xue Zang.”

Lord… Of course, even the self-proclaimed titles were similar… One is a Lord, another is a Venerable.

“Xue Zang…” Gu Qingyu repeated his name after him, “It sounds so powerful! Then again… why would you sleep here?”

“Why can’t I sleep here?” The red clothed man jumped down softly. He let out a smile. His smile was extremely beautiful and alluring, “Is this your home?”

“Oh, not mine” She shook her head, “But this is the Imperial Palace!”

The man leaned closer to her, “But, I followed you here~”

“What?” Gu Qingyu was stunned for a moment, she blinked blankly, then it hit her, “That’s exactly what I said! I always felt someone following us! So it’s you!”

The red clothed man smiled and nodded, “It’s been quite fun to follow you guys~”

“Wh-what do you want?” She stepped back, “Let me tell you, I have the infamous and extremely strong Hero Jia by my side, Jia Qizhe!”

“Who?” The red clothed man slightly furrowed his brows, as if he was considering something.

Look at him… He must not know who Jia Qizhe is…

No way! How could you not know Jia Qizhe!! Then…

Could it be that Jia Qizhe wasn’t that famous after all?

 

What Gu Qingyu wasn’t aware of, was that the person in front of her was someone who regarded himself as the most important in the world, and never inquired in worldly matters, the City Lord of Bloodglaze City.

 

“Ehh… Umm…” Gu Qingyu pondered for a moment, “Then… why are you following me…”

“Because I believe that, “ His faint smile gradually deepened into a broad grin, “Gu Manor’s third Young miss, ought to be quite the interesting individual, right?

“Hah?” Gu Qingyu was hugely surprised, “How did you know…” She paused, and corrected herself at once, “Why would you be interested in her?”

“No particular reason, I’m just interested~” Xue Zang let his chin rest on his hand, looking all innocent and naive, “As a matter of fact, it’s been really fun following you guys around. Don’t you think so? Miss~Gu~”

 


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