Along the way, Madam Huan also asked Imperial Censor Wang about the matter regarding his grandnephew in concern.
Imperial Censor Wang replied sadly, “Initially, I had invited my old friends: Marquis Ping Qiu, Grand Tutor Zhou and Ambassador Zhao to my home to discuss about literature. Yet unexpectedly, I received news regarding my poor grandnephew’s demise! It is all because that greater demon isn’t caught that caused everyone danger!”
The group’s atmosphere became tense and gloomy.
A spirit master was the foundation of a country’s power and were usually seen as individuals of a higher class. However this time, they had all become victims! A spirit master’s life now seemed to have become so fragile, what about the lives of commoners when they already could be crushed like ants when compared to a spirit master?
Huan Qing Yan said, “It should be a demon that is at least at the rank of Demon General, I hope Lord Emperor would quickly mobilize the True Spirit Masters within our country to catch it. If not, such sad cases would only continue to repeat itself. Worst, the demon might even run away and cause our country to experience a great loss for nothing…”
From what she learnt from the past memories, that greater demon did run away in the end.
Due to that, the Hanging Cloud Empire were mocked by the other empires for being incompetent and caused the empire’s reputation to fall to the last position among the five empires.
“Of course we want to catch that demon but unfortunately, despite the many loss of lives, it was still not caught… *sigh*!” Grand Tutor Zhou, a spirited old man, sighed.
Huan Qing Yan continued, “My lords, please do not worry, our Lord Ninth is an elite amongst people and very resourceful, he will definitely catch that demon. It was because of Lord Ninth that my servant was saved, else my family would be hard-pressed on how to answer to Young Master Hou and his family. Thanks to Young Master Hou favoring our family, he agreed to marry my servant and make her his wife after falling for her on first sight. If she met with an accident, how can the Huan Family answer to Young Master Hou? Little Yan must give her heartfelt gratitude to Lord Ninth later.”
Huan Qing Yan casually provided this important information to the group.
Meng Yue was her servant, Meng Yue was an engaged person…
“Young Master Hou? That Hou Family residing along Sesame Lane? Hou San Hao, Brat Hou?” Marquis Ping Qiu asked.
“Indeed. Our two families have also done the necessary betrothal exchange. Although she is a servant, our family has treated her like an adopted daughter over the years, my Mama feels it would be a shame if she wastes her youth to observe mourning for my Papa…”
As this belonged to private information plus the lords’ minds were currently focused on the murder case, she stopped at that and did not continue speaking.
In a blink of an eye, they arrived at the back garden.
The group of servant ladies were still waiting in the back garden, and from them, they learnt that the two individuals had moved to the Moon Court.
At the same time, Huan Meng Yue had fully awakened her spirit treasure.
Bai Cheng Feng stayed beside her to guard her while checking her spirit treasure. It was a cute palm-sized illusion of a sparrow.
He was not sure what that spirit treasure was but it gave him a soothing feeling when he looked at it. The spirit treasure imprint on his wrist also began to slowly glow in heat, as though it was displaying a strong affection for that little sparrow spirit treasure.
Bai Cheng Feng did a rare gesture of lowering his noble status of a prince and initiated a conversation, “How are you feeling?”
Huan Meng Yue flushed at his question before replying, “Thank you for saving me today, my lord. If not, Meng Yue would have…”
“Saving a life is more meritorious than building a seven-floor pagoda. What’s more, for a beautiful lady like you, how could this prince not save her if she is in danger?” Bai Cheng Feng teased.
Huan Meng Yue’s face flushed even redder as her heart raced madly!
For Lord Ninth to speak to her like this was something that she could only experience in her dreams…
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