Evil Emperor’s Wild Consort
Chapter 39: Qianbei Ye Gets Jealous (1)
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There were a few people coming and going from Hundred Herb Hall. Upon walking in, Gu Ruoyun spotted Elder Yu, who was resting his eyes in the main hall. As if he had detected her presence, Elder Yu slowly opened his eyes, smiling: “You’ve come?”
“Yes, I’m here.”
Aware of the other people inside Hundred Herb Hall, Gu Ruoyun nodded, but did not say anything more.
“Let’s go into one of the inner halls to talk. There is someone who wants to meet you.”
Gu Ruoyun had not had the time to visit again after leaving Hundred Herb Hall the last time. This time, she had come to find a place to stay, and more importantly, she had an important order to send out.
This was the first step of her rise to power.
In an elegant inner hall, a light breeze passed by, shaking the snow white window screens.
Gu Ruoyun had just walked in when she saw a man standing with his back facing her. He was wearing luxuriously embroidered clothes and radiated an awe-inspiring aura. You could imagine the full magnitude of his power if just the sight of his back could exude such enormous pressure.
“Young master, I have brought the person you wanted.”
Gu Ruoyun frowned lightly, was this man the power behind the Hundred Herb Hall?
In truth, the people of Azure Dragon Country only knew that there was a powerful backer behind the Hundred Herb Hall and that anyone who offended that power would mysteriously disappear the next day. However, not a single soul knew who that power was, and it was considered a mystery to them.
Thus, when the man turned around, surprise flittered across Gu Ruoyun’s eyes.
Graceful, gentle; these words fit him perfectly. When he smiled, it was as if a comforting breeze was passing by.
For some unknown reason, it made Gu Ruoyun want to get closer to him…
“You’re Gu Ruoyun? Gu Tian’s daughter? Good, you really do have Gu Tian’s strength of character. The people who insulted you and treated you as a good-for-nothing were really blind dogs.”
The man saw Gu Tian’s shadow in the young girl before him and his impression of her was raised by several points.
Gu Ruoyun was startled: “You knew my father?”
“Indeed, your father and I were old acquaintances. It was a pity that this genius was lost at such an early age… it could be counted as one of the biggest losses of this mainland. At least that fellow was good enough to have had a son that was accepted as a disciple by the Spirit Sect. If he could see you now, with a daughter as outstanding as you, I believe he would be relieved.”
The man sighed.
However, listening to his words, Gu Ruoyun’s heart trembled. Old Man Gu had not revealed her older brother’s whereabouts from start to end. At last, she finally knew where he had ended up now. Spirit Sect? She wondered what kind of power the Spirit Sect was…
“You’re the owner of the Hundred Herb Hall?”
She raised her eyes slightly and looked at the man in front of her.
The man chuckled twice: “Yes, I’m the owner of this Hundred Herb Hall. My name is Dongfang Shaoze. Since I was old friends with your parents, you can call me Uncle if you don’t mind. I do know a little about what happened to your parents, but now is not the right time for you to know.”
It was only now that Gu Ruoyun finally understood why she had acquired the Hundred Herb Hall so easily.
She had only wanted to give it a try, but had not held too much hope for success. Who knew that everything would go so smoothly? So it was because of this man behind the scenes.
She had even thought that she just had an extremely good stroke of luck…
Gu Ruoyun smiled self-mockingly: “Young master Dongfang, I thought that I had won the Hundred Herb Hall using my own skill, now I see that it wasn’t so.”