Chapter 403: The Grand Master Has Arrived 8
The back of the old man who was leading in the front was completely soaked.
Steward Zhang never realized that the route from the front door to the side hall was as slow and long as the path to hell.
When they arrived at the side hall.
Steward Zhang finally let out a sigh of relief.
He felt himself to be out of danger.
Gongsun She thanked Steward Zhang, which scared the man so much that he jumped. Steward Zhang repeatedly insisted that it was nothing and then took off as fast as if he was flying.
In a show of respect, Qi Qingyao got up and greeted Gongsun She. However, her words came out deliberately discourteous as she said, “Old man, did you come here for something today?”
“You’re as unruly as ever.”
Gongsun She sighed. “Sure, I just like seeing this attitude of yours.”
After entering, he realized there were a few people sitting there. Gongsun She asked Qi Qingyao quietly, “And these people here are…?”
Qi Qingyao squinted slightly and answered nonchalantly, “They’re just some neighbors from the area who came over for a visit! We’re just chatting.”
Gongsun She, “Oh.”
Then, as if not caring who the two men were, the old man sat down and asked on his own accord, “I was wondering if you have considered the matter I asked you about before.”
Qi Qingyao personally served Gongsun She some tea. “About me accompanying you to Cangjing Lake to help you break through?”
“Yes.” Gongsun She nodded.
He looked at Qi Qingyao immediately with a look of anticipation.
Qi Qingyao’s thin, fair face looked particularly cold under the shine of the light. She pondered for a moment and asked a question tentatively.
“Will you kill me if I refuse?”
Gongsun She added frankly, “So, what can I do to convince you to go?”
Qi Qingyao said firmly, “My home is in Northern Liang, in Qingzhou City. I won’t go anywhere!”
When they heard her words, Jiang Yeqian and Li Ruoxuan felt as if a rock had fallen to the base of their heart.
Gongsun She frowned, as if deep in thought.
Afraid she might have offended the old man, Qi Qingyao added softly, “The truth is, I’m afraid that if I go I will never return. I’m afraid that you will use me to capture Si Jin because of my unusual relationship with him. If I go with you, Si Jin will definitely go too. Wouldn’t that reduce our grand master of Northern Liang to becoming a hired thug of Daming? Your little schemes are too obvious.”
“You’ve thought about it this deeply?” Gongsun She hesitated for a bit and said, “Alright then, let’s compromise for a bit. I will stay in Qingzhou City. How about that?”
“Ah!” Was there such an option? Qi Qingyao was stunned.
Li Ruoxuan and Jiang Yeqian frowned instantly.
If a grand master of another nation were to remain in Qingzhou City for the long term, this situation would…
The white cat had returned from playing somewhere; it jumped in with light paces and glanced at the few people in the side hall like a proud little soldier. Then, it calmly jumped into Lu Yan’s arms.
Lu Yan, who was somewhat panicky, calmed down a little as he caressed the cat’s back.
He silently watched the several people present.
Li Ruoxuan could not resist speaking up. “If Mr. Gongsun intends to remain in Qingzhou City, do you plan on keeping the people awake at night?”
“You are…?” asked Gongsun She.
Li Ruoxuan answered, “I am the State Preceptor of Northern Liang, Li Ruoxuan.”
Gongsun She gave an “oh” and very calmly replied, “I’m going to remain in Qingzhou City, and was thinking of living in the little lady’s home while I try to break through. I have no other intentions and won’t do anything in Qingzhou City. The State Preceptor of Northern Liang need not worry.”
“Then, do you think that we, the people of Northern Liang, would allow this lady to help you break through to the next realm?” Li Ruoxuan’s attitude was forceful.
Gongsun She was taken aback by the question.