Gu Changge wasn’t in a hurry to inquire about the birth of the Immortal Treasure in the depths of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace after he returned. He believed that the Great Elder and the others would take the initiative to tell him about it.
Nowadays, more and more forces were gathering in the Heavenly Dao Ancient City, and that kept on increasing the pressure on the Elders and the Palace Master. Even if they desired to lock the depths of the Palace, they wouldn’t be able to keep out the wolves that were eyeing it.
In at most three days, the pressure on the Palace would surge so high that they would have no choice but to open the depths of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace for the outsiders.
At that time, innumerable young talents from the countless heritages will rush inside, and the Palace will need someone to suppress everyone.
Could they rely on the few top True Disciples? Obviously not.
There was the fact that almost all of them were in seclusion, and even if they weren’t, they wouldn’t be able to hold back young talents from so many forces.
Therefore, even if the Elders didn’t want to, they would have no choice but to obediently ask Gu Changge for help.
As for the sense of belonging the disciples held for the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace?
That was nonsense, even more so for Gu Changge.
Everyone, even the Elders, understood this fact well, so at that time, Gu Changge will be able to open his mouth and ask for anything in return, no…it would be time for him to bargain for benefits!
Just when Gu Changge was busy thinking about these matters, a black-gold carriage led by nine divine phoenixes galloped through the entrance of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace. The arrival of the luxurious carriage brought along a deep rumbling sound that shook the door of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace.
The disciples in charge of guarding the Palace’s gate showed a change in their expression as they were about to go forward to stop the advance of the carriage when they heard a honey-like soothing-yet-cold voice that carried an imperial majesty from inside the carriage.
“Let Gu Changge know that this Princess is here!”
Sitting inside was none other than Yue Mingkong, who was dressed in a plain gauze dress. She had the visage of a picturesque fairy, and her lustrous, azure hair was tied up in a bun, giving her a breathtaking appearance.
Her eyebrows were like slender willow branches, and one could see a deep calm and indifference in her phoenix eyes.
She looked at the outside world through the gap between the curtains.
Yue Mingkong was like a peerless Empress who radiated an awe-inspiring majesty that terrified the disciples at the entrance of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace.
“Who are you? How dare you call True Disciple Gu’s name like that?!”
“Nine phoenixes are pulling her carriage! This style is no different from True Disciple Gu’s when the nine dragons pull his carriage…”
The disciples were shocked, and wanted to know just who dared to utter such words as they couldn’t figure out the identity of the one who just arrived.
But soon, one of them thought of something and muttered to those near him, “The one inside must be True Disciple Gu’s fiancee, Yue Mingkong, the fourth princess of the Supreme Immortal Dynasty, and also their Crown Princess! In the future, she will be a behemoth in the Upper Realm who will be a peerless Empress of the Supreme Immortal Dynasty!”
Those words shocked the onlookers, and they couldn’t help but take in a deep breath.
Yue Mingkong was a well-known Favored Daughter of Heaven in the Upper Realm! No wonder she dared to call True Disciple Gu by his name like that.
‘When Princess Yue Mingkong came to the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace last time to meet True Disciple Gu, she wasn’t like this, right? What’s going on now?’
‘I heard some rumors that said that True Disciple Gu and the Crown Princess haven’t been on good terms recently…now that I hear her tone, it seems that the rumors weren’t false!’
Many disciples had such thoughts in their minds, but none of them dared to stop the carriage from heading inside.
Yue Mingkong’s sudden arrival shocked the entire Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace, so much so that even some Elders showed up.
Let alone ordinary disciples, even True Disciples couldn’t sit still.
One after another, divine rays of light appeared in the sky as they watched her carriage from afar.
Now that a major event was underway in the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace, the Crown Princess of the Supreme Immortal Dynasty showed up in person, so how could the people not be shocked and puzzled?
Many speculated that her visit was related to Gu Changge.
But even more people speculated that Yue Mingkong was also here to get a piece of the pie that was soon to appear.
Gu Xian’er was cultivating a mighty art atop the Great Elder’s personal mountain. A hazy glow filled with the aura of the Great Dao appeared behind her, and brilliant runes rose and fell to create a mysterious and dazzling scene.
She also felt the aura and disturbance in the distance and couldn’t help but look towards it with a puzzled expression.
‘Gu Changge’s fiancee?’
‘What is she doing here?’
Although she felt that a lot of matters regarding the past were hidden from her, her desire for revenge against Gu Changge hadn’t diminished.
Now, the arrival of the fourth princess of the Supreme Immortal Dynasty increased her unease — she believed that Yue Mingkong was on Gu Changge’s side, and she would make it harder for her to seek justice from Gu Changge, for what he did back then.
[Inside a magnificent palace of the Supreme Peak.]
Gu Changge opened his eyes as his consciousness returned from the System’s interface. The aura that rose from the gate of the Heavenly Immortal Dao Palace had already reached him.
The black-gold carriage advanced mightily and alarmed the people on the mountains and islands in its way, but no Elder or disciple dared to hinder its path.
Gu Changge got up and left his palace.
He couldn’t help but raise his eyebrows as he watched the black shadow in the distance rushing towards his Supreme Peak.
Right now, Yue Mingkong completely radiated a murderous aura with the way her carriage rushed towards him. Could it be that she was embarrassed and enraged because he figured out her whereabouts and forced her to appear before him?
Well, it wasn’t strange. After all, she was a regressor, but she had failed to one-up him nonetheless, so it was normal for her rage to soar in such a way.
As Gu Changge made various guesses, Yue Mingkong’s carriage finally stopped and landed in front of him. Yue Mingkong stepped out of the carriage with a cold expression and quickly walked towards him.
At the same time, the Void around Gu Changge fluctuated, and Yan Ji also appeared; she had followed Yue Mingkong all the way back.
Gu Changge glanced at her and asked.
“Young Master, Princess Yue Mingkong had set up a confinement formation to kill a young man in the Conferred Lord Realm when I found her, but in the end, the man escaped somehow, and I couldn’t find the time to discover his whereabouts.”
Yan Ji nodded towards him and responded. After that, she briefly described the scene she saw when she found Yue Mingkong before Gu Changge.
“A youth in the Conferred Lord Realm escaped from you all?”
Gu Changge couldn’t help but squint his eyes and confirm what he heard.
Yan Ji further explained, “The youth held some black jade talisman that held a full-power blow of a Great Sacred Realm master, and he also seemed to have some other means. Princess Yue Mingkong had dispatched four Sacred Realm masters to deal with him, yet…”
Gu Changge nodded after he heard her explanation.
He couldn’t help but shake his head as he realized that this might be the reason why Yue Mingkong was in such a bitter mood.
At the same time, Gu Changge could already guess that the young man was none other than the newly-birthed Favored Son of Heaven.
Favored Children of Heaven were cockroaches that couldn’t be squashed to death easily because of their damned ethereal Fortune — even more so when they were Favored Children of Heaven from the Upper Realm.
The world would have been messed up if she could succeed so easily.
It’s just that the fact that Yue Mingkong plotted against a Favored Son of Heaven… and even wanted to kill him! She utterly dumbfounded Gu Changge, and now he had to suppress his laughter.
The Favored Daughter of Heaven tried to murder her Favored Son of Heaven brother, yet failed.
He didn’t know what to say to Yue Mingkong. How the heck would she get revenge for her past life’s suffering with such lackluster ability?
Gu Changge shook his head and wanted to sneer as he looked into her cold eyes that seemed to blame him for everything.
Had she shifted her disgruntled feelings of hatred to his head after failing to kill Ye Ling?
[TL/N: bruh, your waifu just bitter cause you found another beach.
ED/N: Nah, she just mad she can’t match up to him, I tell ya.]
Soon, the Void fluctuated again, and Yan Ji’s figure disappeared from her spot with a flash.
Usually, she wouldn’t show up unless absolutely necessary.
“Mingkong, I haven’t seen you for a long time! Did you not miss your husband even once?”
Gu Changge said with a soft laugh as he watched the peerless beauty in front of him.
“Gu Changge, please stop with your pretenses in front of me! Just say what you wanna say, why beat around the bush like this?”
Yue Mingkong stood unmoved by his words, and gave him a cold glare.
The bitterness in her heart had compounded after she saw Yan Ji appear just now, so her cold expression had frozen further.
Gu Changge shook his head and hugged her waist as if it was only natural, without caring for her struggles, and said, “You haven’t answered your husband’s question yet?”
“Who would miss a stone-hearted man like you? Dream on!”
Yue Mingkong said with a frosty glare.
After all, she already tore all face with Gu Changge back at the Ancient Immortal Gu Family, so she couldn’t bring herself to pretend anymore as she was too lazy for it.
She believed that Gu Changge never did anything without a strong motive behind his actions!
No matter what he said or did, none of it held any sincerity.
Who knew just what he was plotting right now?
“Your words sadden your husband’s heart, you know. Why didn’t you come to meet me when you came to Immeasurable Heaven? Could it be that you don’t want to see me anymore?”
Gu Changge shook his head and said with a sad tone and a regretful sigh.
“I didn’t want to see you at all!”
Yue Mingkong said with an expressionless face, still unmoved.
“But I really wanted to see you! As soon as I heard that you came to Immeasurable Heaven, I couldn’t wait to see you.”
Gu Changge said with a smile.
Yue Mingkong rolled her eyes at him.
Her action appeared a little naive, but it brought forth a strange charm when combined with her freezing expression.
She would naturally be delighted if Gu Changge were telling the truth, but she knew that his spiel held no feelings of sincerity.
He couldn’t move Yue Mingkong’s heart with just that.
“Is that why you asked that woman to bring me back with force?”
Yue Mingkong coldly asked in response after a few moments.
When she mentioned that woman, she felt sourness flood her heart, as if someone had her swallow a vinegar jar inside her. Although she knew that Gu Changge didn’t like her, she still felt bitter when she saw another woman beside Gu Changge.
At the same time, the existence of that woman puzzled Yue Mingkong.
Gu Changge had never kept any woman by his side in their previous life, so how did things go wrong in this life? There were so many things happening outside of her expectations in this life.
“What do you mean by bringing you back with force? Mingkong, my dear wife, you seem to have a great misunderstanding.”
“Besides, why is there such a sour smell in the air so suddenly?”
Gu Changge said with a calm smile.
At the same time, as a rare show of affection, he explained Yan Ji’s existence to her, “Yan Ji is a mighty figure I brought up from the Lower Realm, and you can say that she’s one of my followers, so why are you feeling jealous of her?”
Yue Mingkong’s expression softened a little, but she still didn’t look good after listening to his explanation and said, “Gu Changge, don’t be so confident in yourself!”
Gu Changge taking the initiative to give her an explanation was a rare matter, indeed, so Yue Mingkong couldn’t help but be surprised.
“Tell me, just what do you want now?”
After that, she directly asked him what he desired.
Yue Mingkong wasn’t willing to believe that Gu Changge would look for her without reason.
Gu Changge calmly responded to her, “I told you that I missed you, no? What can I do if you don’t believe my words?”
“No matter how nicely you put it, I won’t believe those words…”
Yue Mingkong wanted to roll her eyes at him once more as she heard his words.
How come she didn’t find out that Gu Changge had such a shameless side to him in her previous life?
Right then, Gu Changge decided not to tease her anymore and asked with a faint smile, “I just heard Yan Ji say that you failed in killing a youth in the Conferred Lord Realm, so mind telling me what’s going on?”
“How did that guy offend you? Tell your husband, and your dear husband will kill him for you and help you vent.”
Of course, he already knew that Yue Mingkong must be plotting to steal the Favored Son of Heaven’s opportunity.
Gu Changge was quite interested in the same thing, so he tried to get some information out of Yue Mingkong.
Yue Mingkong, on the other hand, was stunned by Gu Changge’s words. She believed that Gu Changge had no idea about Ye Ling, so could it be that he really thought that Ye Ling offended her when he said that he would help her kill him to vent her rage?
For some reason, his words touched Yue Mingkong’s heart.
She never thought that a selfish and indifferent man like Gu Changge would care so much about her!
“Won’t you ask for a reason? Will you kill him even if I am the one in the wrong?”
She asked with a slight roll of her eyes.
“What’s there to ask about? If you want to kill him, then I will kill him for you.”
Gu Changge replied with a smile.
Yue Mingkong couldn’t help but take in a deep breath after listening to his proclamation.
As expected of Gu Changge! He could say such murderous words without a flinch.
To him, it didn’t matter who was in the right or who was in the wrong, as long as he wanted to kill someone, any reason would do.
This was indeed the kind of person he was.
Yue Mingkong’s phoenix-like eyes stared deeply at Gu Changge, and a burst of unspeakable emotions burst in her heart.
It turned out that he didn’t care about her at all, he just wanted a punching bag to unleash his rage on…