Nangong Weiyang liked Zhen Pilu the instant she saw him, but she didn’t like Gu Xinyin when she saw him. However, when she saw Gu Xinyin who didn’t get angry and heard his words, Nangong Weiyang’s brows instead furrowed slightly, saying, “But I guess you don’t seem to be too annoying either.”
Gu Xinyin began to laugh even a bit happier. He didn’t immediately respond to Nangong Weiyang, instead looking at Zhen Pilu, his face becoming a bit more serious. “I’m glad to see that you are still alive.”
Zhen Pilu who came from Sanskrit Temple previously wasn’t fond of interacting with people, he always used to examine this world through his own eyes with silence, watching the things that take place in this world and conduct his cultivation. However, when he heard Gu Xinyin’s words, this Sanskrit Temple monk also said seriously, “I am also very happy to see that you are still alive… and also to hear that my junior brother is still alive.”
Gu Xinyin smiled. “When you and Nangong Mo return, Tangcang will become a better place.”
“Not necessarily.” At Zhen Pilu and Gu Xinyin’s level, their conversation, to bystanders, didn’t seem to follow much logical flow. “All people in this world, all things, even if it is a speck of dust or a drop of water, cannot exist alone.”
“What you say indeed makes sense.” Gu Xinyin nodded. “You are going to head into Jadefall City for a look?”
Zhen Pilu shook his head. “I will wait for Nangong Mo here.”
“I never expected your Tangcang to actually produce this kind of figure… Only, it is a bit of a pity that we won’t be able to meet this time, it’ll have to wait for the future.” Gu Xinyin turned around to look towards Nangong Weiyang. “Little girl, what is your name? Are you someone from Tangcang too?”
Nangong Weiyang calmly looked at Gu Xinyin. “I am Nangong Weiyang, someone from Yunqin. I will leave with you… But I am not a little girl, I just have a young appearance.”
Gu Xinyin couldn’t help but laugh, laughing extremely loudly, laughing to the point where he began to cough.
“I guess this is fair as well. Your Sanskrit Temple produced that little monk Yun Hai, while our Yunqin produced this little… cough cough, tender faced genius.” He couldn’t help but laugh again, but also felt a bit of shock, a bit moved as he turned and looked at Zhen Pilu.
“You should know me.”
Nangong Weiyang raised her head, having a serious expression on her face. She looked at Gu Xinyin. “I’ve always followed at Changsun Muyue’s side ever since I was little, many people even wondered if I am an illegitimate child born between you two. Am I your illegitimate child?”
Gu Xinyin was originally amazed to see such a young Sacred Expert level cultivator, also feeling like Nangong Weiyang’s expression and tone of speaking were extremely amusing. However, when he heard what Nangong Weiyang said at this time, his cough didn’t come out, almost directly choking.
Zhen Pilu and Nangong Weiyang had remained together for a while, so he also knew that Nangong Weiyang was different from most people in this world. However, when he heard these words, even he couldn’t help but open his mouth slightly, indescribably stunned.
“It was actually you?”
Gu Xinyin spoke these words after great difficulty. Then, he reacted to what he had to explain first, looking at Nangong Weiyang with a bitter smile and saying, “All of those who have doubts have misunderstood.”
“Then that is good.” Nangong Weiyang nodded seriously, releasing a breath of relief. However, immediately afterwards, she became suspicious again. “Are you sure that what you said is correct? The imperial princess, towards you, she is clearly…”
“Stop stop stop…” Gu Xinyin helplessly cut off Nangong Weiyang’s words. This tender faced Sacred Expert’s words were too direct, moreover not saying these words softly at all, so many Tangcang People hearing them. If things continued like this, who knew what kind of earth-shattering things she’ll say. “How about you two enter first and we have a chat inside?” Gu Xinyin who had suffered so many years of misery in Tangcang, and then after coming out was like a retired emperor, toying with Yun Hai, that little monk, until he was completely at a loss, was completely at a loss before Nangong Weiyang right now. He moved all the way over in the carriage, making a lot of room.
Nangong Weiyang didn’t say any more nonsense, nodding and entering with a bow, sitting down.
After a bit of hesitation, Zhen Pilu felt a bit ashamed that he still couldn’t resist the enticement of ‘gossip’, also sitting inside the carriage. He understood Gu Xinyin’s intentions, so he closed the carriage doors.
“I really didn’t say anything false.” Inside the carriage, where the lightning became darker, Gu Xinyin helplessly looked at Nangong Weiyang who was staring at him. “Honestly, I don’t have many good points about me, but I will never speak lies and deceive others.”
Nangong Weiyang said, “I never speak lies and deceive others either. Doesn’t this make me even more like you?”
Gu Xinyin was completely speechless.
Nangong Weiyang said, “I believe the imperial princess likes you a lot, or else why would she never have any relationships with other men?”
Gu Xinyin immediately felt a bit vexed, starting to rub his face as he said, “But I don’t like her! Also, her not having any relationship with others, this type of thing can’t be dumped on me, right? She is Yunqin’s imperial princess… just how many people in this world can even catch her attention? How many people can stand before her without trembling in fear?”
Nangong Weiyang frowned. “Then where did I come from?”
Gu Xinyin said, “You were picked up by me.”
Nangong Weiyang shook her head. “These words sound too fake.”
“But they are indeed true.” Gu Xinyin’s expression was complicated as he looked at Nangong Weiyang. “Since you’ve always remained at the imperial princess’ side, your temperament being this way, you definitely asked her before as well. She never told you anything?”
Nangong Weiyang gave Gu Xinyin a look, “She only told me that I was an orphan picked up along the roadside.”
“To be more precise, I picked you up and brought you back from Great Desolate Swamp.”
Gu Xinyin looked at Nangong Weiyang, saying seriously, “You should be twenty-two this year… back then, Yunqin and the cave barbarians’ struggle wasn’t this tense, many people often heading over to see just what the inside of Great Desolate Swamp was like. Later on, the academy discovered that there were quite a few Great Mang cultivators who entered Great Desolate Swamp, because of this even, there were some great battles taking place. You were discovered by me, in a battlefield between Yunqin cultivators and Great Mang cultivators. At the time, you were only an infant who was born not long ago.”
Nangong Weiyang thought for a bit and said, “Then does this mean that I am someone from Great Mang?”
“I feel like this isn’t that likely. There is no way Yunqin cultivators and Great Mang cultivators would bring infants to the battlefield.” Gu Xinyin was deeply moved as he looked at Nangong Weiyang, saying, “I felt like the highest possibility is that you were born from Yunqin cultivators who only wished to head into Great Desolate Swamp to take a look. Perhaps those Great Mang cultivators had a bit of a dispute with your parents.”
“I really am sorry.” Gu Xinyin looked at the momentarily silent Nangong Weiyang, saying apologetically with a quiet voice, “As for who your parents really are, I really cannot help you… I hope you won’t feel too bad over this.”
“Why would I feel bad?” Nangong Weiyang gave Gu Xinyin a look. “Feeling bad or not, it has already happened. What meaning is there in feeling bad?”
Gu Xinyin choked again. He looked at Nangong Weiyang, confirming that Nangong Weiyang wasn’t feigning strength, but instead truly didn’t feel bad. He suddenly thought of the words Nangong Weiyang said before, his face immediately becoming bitter again. “Before, when you asked if the imperial princess and myself are your parents, I said I wasn’t, and then you immediately said then that’s good… what do you mean? Could it be that if I was your father… you would feel ashamed?”
Nangong Weiyang’s brows furrowed slightly, feeling like Gu Xinyin was a bit hard to reason with. “I don’t like her, and I don’t like you that much either… for you two to not be my parents, this is obviously a good thing.”
“Having parents is always better than not having parents, right?”
Gu Xinyin really found Nangong Weiyang’s logic and way of thinking hard to understand. He couldn’t help but release a sigh, a bit distressed as he said, “Just how did the imperial princess raise you… how did you end up so special?”
“Special?” Nangong Weiyang looked at him and said, “Your meaning is that my nature and temperament are strange? You don’t need to be so tactful, many people have told me this before.”
Gu Xinyin rubbed his cheeks, not knowing what to say.
“I learned how to be sensible much earlier than others.” Nangong Weiyang’s impression of him seemed to have improved a bit, seriously explaining, “When I knew how to walk, I already knew how to cultivate, able to think about things like adults, so the things other children my age did seemed too childish, I naturally didn’t want to play with them. In the eyes of those adults, I seemed too strange, the expressions with which adults looked at me was also a bit strange… if I had to be called strange, it can only be said that I am naturally different from others.”
Gu Xinyin was a bit shocked, suddenly understanding with a flash. He then tried to recall the events of the past, in disbelief as he said, “So you were actually one of those natural dao heart individuals, rarely seen even in a few centuries?”
“It seems like I really was too young back then, so you didn’t notice.” Nangong Weiyang looked at Gu Xinyin and said this.
Gu Xinyin looked at Nangong Weiyang, at this tender faced genius who broke through into the Sacred Expert level even faster than himself, unable to help but feel a bit proud of himself. He thus couldn’t help but ask, “How did you find out the imperial princess likes me? She definitely wouldn’t tell anyone, nor would she admit it. Could it be that you heard her saying my name in her dreams?”
Nangong Weiyang frowned, looking at him with a bit of disgust. “Aren’t you a bit too narcissistic… I only became sensible earlier, I heard some private discussions between some palace maids. They thought that I didn’t know how to speak or understand anything, but in reality, I just didn’t want to speak.”
Gu Xinyin couldn’t help but laugh. “Just call me narcissistic then, but being gossiped about… not saying the imperial princess was with others, but was with me, this is still something worth being a bit proud of.”
Nangong Weiyang looked at him in confusion. “You don’t even like her. Even if she likes you, what is there to be happy about?”
“This is where you still don’t understand.” Gu Xinyin shook his head and looked at her. With a serious light sigh, he said, “In this world, regardless of whether it is being liked by another or liking someone else, it is something to feel happy about.”Previous Chapter Next Chapter