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Chapter 993: You Yue’s Feelings
Thanks to the a.s.sistance of Rui Jin and Hei Yu, Jian Chen’s journey was extremely easy. Hei Yu directly ripped open a s.p.a.ce Gate, crossing over a million kilometers in a mere step. They directly arrived in the s.p.a.ce above the Changyang clan in Lore City.
Right now, Jian Chen was completely certain that Rui Jin and Hei Yu only followed him to protect the Winged Tiger G.o.d. He had already grown accustomed to them following him closely everywhere.
Jian Chen originally wanted to visit the Tianqin clan in Walaurent City to see Qin Xiao. However, he gave up on the idea after considering that it was just too inconvenient with his parents as well as Rui Jin and Hei Yu. He decided to spend the next period of time dealing with the matters at hand, before proceeding to the Tianqin clan to find Qin Xiao. He had no idea how Qin Xiao was after they had separated for ten years—was he married? Did he have children? What level of strength did he grow to?
Jian Chen brought Bi Yuntian and Changyang Ba back with Rui Jin and Hei Yu, which immediately lead to a very large uproar in the clan. Very few people in the clan knew that Jian Chen was a Cla.s.s 7 Radiant Saint Master, so many of them felt utterly astounded with Bi Yuntian and Changyang Ba’s resurrection.
Changyang Zu Yunxiao and Changyang Zu Yunkong viewed Changyang Ba and Bi Yuntian’s return with great importance. They set aside their lofty statuses and personally went up to receive them. They were extremely polite, and did not display the haughtiness commonly seen between different generations.
After all, they had given birth to the pride of the clan, Jian Chen.
As Changyang Ba and Bi Yuntian already had some prior understanding of the clan before they had arrived, they did not panic or become surprised when they saw Changyang Zu Yunxiao, Changyang Zu Yeyun, or the Changyang clan ancestor. They greeted the three of them as juniors, as they were Changyang Zu Yunkong’s descendants after all.
Bi Yuntian and Changyang Ba were nimble-minded people. When they saw how politely the esteemed Changyang Zu Yunxiao and Changyang Zu Yeyun treated them, they immediately understood that it was all because of their son. They could not help but feel extremely proud, but in no way did they become arrogant.
Later that night, Changyang Zu Yunxiao personally held a banquet to welcome back Changyang Ba and Bi Yuntian. Even the king of the Gesun Kingdom ran over from a very great distance and warmly greeted Changyang Ba and Bi Yuntian. He made his mind up to establish a tight relations.h.i.+p with the clan, as he was only on friendly terms with Changyang Ba and Bi Yuntian in the clan other than Jian Chen.
The king mentioned the marriage between his daughter and Jian Chen once again to Changyang Ba and Bi Yuntian during the banquet. He used various excuses in an attempt to make the marriage occur earlier. He was eager for Jian Chen to become his son-in-law.
Changyang Ba and Bi Yuntian naturally agreed with the king’s suggestions. They were also eager for Jian Chen to marry You Yue, but with Jian Chen’s present day status, they could no longer force him into the marriage. They still needed to ask Jian Chen himself.
Jian Chen had just returned to the continent, so he had a lot of matters to attend to. The white tiger’s mother, Rum Guinness, needed to be saved, and the white tiger also needed to take its revenge. Jian Chen also needed to take revenge for the ma.s.sacre of the Bi clan, deal with Tie Ta’s ident.i.ty, deal with the threats from the Beast G.o.d Continent, deal with the sea G.o.ddess’ task and so on. These matters would all take a large amount of time to complete, so he could not afford to think about matters of love. As a result, he pushed it back time and time again. He knew that this was very unfair to You Yue, but he could do nothing about it.
You Yue, who sat beside Jian Chen, naturally became extremely happy as soon as she heard her father mention the marriage with Jian Chen. She was filled with antic.i.p.ation, but she still became extremely disappointed in the end.
“Xiang’er, you’re not young anymore. It’s about time you consider marriage. Yue’er has already waited for you for over a decade. Do you still want to keep her waiting?” said Bi Yuntian, as she persuaded him earnestly. She liked You Yue very much as a daughter-in-law.
Jian Chen also became filled with uneasiness. He said, “Mother, I’ll find some time to marry Yue’er after I deal with the matters at hand.” After these words left his mouth, he could not help but think about Huang Luan who he was in love with, as well as the Heavenly Enchantress who he ended up sleeping with since they had no other choice. His emotions immediately became mixed.
“Mother-in-law, let’s talk about it after Jian Chen deals with his matters. Yue’er is busy with the Flame Mercenaries right now as well, so I’m not in the mood to deal with marriage at this time either,” You Yue said gently. Her soft voice was as pleasant as a lark’s call. Although she said this, You Yue’s gaze toward Jian Chen still hid a deep bitterness.
At the banquet, Changyang Zu Yunkong formally announced Changyang Ba as the patriarch once again. Changyang Ba would be dealing with all the matters of the clan. The position of patriarch was finally pa.s.sed on officially.
The position did not mean anything, but it at least showed Changyang Zu Yunkong’s acceptance and respect for Changyang Ba.
The sun had set completely after the banquet ended. However, the Changyang clan was still completely bright. Groups of guards patrolled the surroundings with their chest held high. They were in fine spirits, constantly looking around sharply like eagles.
Jian Chen and You Yue walked around in the slightly-dark back garden. They walked together slowly and said nothing. Jian Chen was calm and revealed an expression of thought from time to time. He seemed to have a lot that weighed on his mind. Meanwhile, You Yue looked toward Jian Chen from time to time. Her eyes were bright and enchanting.
In the end, Jian Chen and You Yue arrived in the pavilion of the garden. The night breeze was gentle. Jian Chen stood in the pavilion with his arms crossed behind his back, as he looked at the fishes within the lake. His luxurious white robes fluttered gently in the wind.
“Jian Chen, is there something on your mind?” said You Yue gently, as she looked at Jian Chen brightly.
“You Yue, I’ve really let you down. I’ve made you wait for so long in the past few years, but I really do have a lot of things to attend to right now…” Jian Chen said apologetically. He felt riddled with guilt.
You Yue raised her arm gently and used her thin fingers to cover Jian Chen’s mouth. She stopped what Jian Chen wanted to say next and looked toward Jian Chen with tender affection. She said softly, “Jian Chen, don’t say any more. I know it has been very hard for you in the past few years. You seem extremely glorious on the surface, but all that glory was exchanged from risking your life. In the past few years, you’ve worked very hard to increase your strength, almost dying countless times. It has been harder for you than anyone. Those hair-raising situations you’ve been in exceeds anything we can imagine.”
“Jian Chen, go attend to you matters without worry. I am weak and cannot help you with anything, but I will wait for you silently. I will stand behind you quietly and follow your shadow, and quietly support you from behind.”
Suddenly, Jian Chen looked at You Yue’s face when he heard these words. He was deeply moved once again as he looked at her weary face.
“Yue’er…” Jian Chen said gently. He opened his arms and hugged You Yue tightly. Immediately, a faint fragrance entered his nose. Coupled with You Yue’s pet.i.te body, Jian Chen felt enchanted.
A sliver of visible panic appeared in You Yue’s eyes when Jian Chen suddenly pulled her in, but she calmed down very quickly. A faint red flush immediately dyed her cheeks. She extended her arms to embrace Jian Chen as well and gently placed her head on his chest. She slowly closed her eyes to enjoy this lovely moment in all of its detail.
In this moment, You Yue felt like she had obtained the world. There was nothing more wonderful than embracing her most beloved person.
A while later, You Yue said gently, “Jian Chen, I know you won’t be able to stay at the clan for very long. Can you tell me when you will be leaving?”
After a slight pause, Jian Chen said with difficulty, “Tomorrow.”
You Yue’s body shook. She looked toward Jian Chen, unwilling for him to go. “You just returned. Can’t you stay for a few days longer?”
Jian Chen shook his head slowly and said, “I need to deal with some matters as soon as possible.”
You Yue embraced Jian Chen even more tightly. She said after a period of hesitation, “Jian Chen, I want to be with you. If there’s no danger, please bring me with you.”
Jian Chen hesitated when he heard this. After a period of thought, he realized that what he would be doing was nothing dangerous. Also, he had Rui Jin and Hei Yu by his side, as well as the protection from the Octoterra Divine Hall and the saint artifact. As a result, it was unlikely that You Yue would be in any danger, so he agreed.
He had owed You Yue enough. It really was hard for Jian Chen to turn down such a small request from her.