Evil Emperor’s Wild Consort
Chapter 13: Refining Pills (4)
In front of some finely carved shutters, a man stood with his back to the door. A light wind slowly passed through the room, causing inky black locks of hair to sway in the breeze.
As if he felt the sound of footsteps coming from outside the door, he tilted his head slightly, causing bright sunlight to land on the handsome face which seemed even more mesmerising than the light outside the window.
The door was pushed open and Elder Yu slowly entered, lowering his head respectfully as he said: “Young Master, your servant has something to report.”
The man lightly raised his palm in response, preventing the old man from speaking further.
His lips raised into a handsome arc, while his moist eyes held a watery lustre, sending waves of emotion into people’s hearts.
“Elder Yu, say no more, I’ve already seen everything that happened downstairs just now. This Gu Ruoyun, it looks like she’s not as unbearable as the outside world says she is; at least, I wouldn’t peg her as a timid coward…”
There was no person in Azure Dragon Country who did not know, that the genius of that time, Gu Tian, had that good-for-nothing as his offspring. Born stupid and timid, she was not only a disgrace to him, but also a shame for the general’s household. From what he saw today, not only were the rumours false, but looking at that girl’s aggressiveness, how was she in any way a coward? He really wondered who had started those rumours.
“Gu Ruoyun?” Elder Yu opened his mouth in surprise, “Young Master, you said, she’s the daughter of Gu Tian and Miss Yu’er, Gu Ruoyun?”
“Indeed,” the man’s lips held an unreadable smile, as his slender fingers stroked the bamboo leaves next to him,, “There are very few people I admire, and Gu Tian was one of them, since he was able to grow to such heights in this kind of weak environment. If he had been born within one of those powerful forces, then he would have definitely been ranked amongst the strongest warriors now. He and older sister were a heaven-made match, unfortunately, some people doomed them to never be together.”
Thinking of this, the man sighed regretfully: “Well, that Gu Ruoyun still has to call me uncle, but I’ve heard from the family that this Gu Ruoyun is really useless, that she can’t even be compared to Gu Tian, so this time I’ve come because of her! Elder Yu, Hundred Herb Hall is one of the many businesses in my hands, losing it means only losing some gold, so I agree to letting you use Hundred Herb Hall as the wager. However, don’t let her off easy just because she’s Gu Tian’s daughter, I want to see her abilities…”
With Gu Tian’s level of talent, how could he have produced a good-for-nothing daughter?
So he wanted to know, if this girl had the power to dominate the heavens!
Downstairs, when Gu Ruoyun heard the footsteps from above, her brows raised slightly, gaze sweeping over the briskly descending Elder Yu.
“How was it? Did your young master agree to my proposal?”
After knowing Gu Ruoyun’s identity, Elder Yu’s feelings were a little complicated, he had never thought that this girl would actually be the daughter of Gu Tian and the Dongfang family’s beloved daughter. Should he offend her, then in the future…
Although the young master said not to let her off easy, just slightly decreasing the difficulty should be fine, right?
Having thought this, Elder Yu’s eyes turned, and he dryly coughed twice before saying: “Miss, how should we compete?”
“Simple!” The corner of Gu Ruoyun’s lips curved up, “Elder Yu, your throat sounds a little hoarse, do you perhaps have an old ailment?”
Elder Yu froze for a moment, before honestly nodding his head, and said: “Indeed, I once fought with a strong warrior and was heavily wounded, which caused permanent damage to my throat. Although I used medicine to save my life, I was unable to restore my throat fully.”