Chapter 431: Another Tremor

“Yes, this disciple will do as you say, if you have no other orders for me, I will go and gather the rest.” Lu Wenshu’s junior brother said as he turned around to leave.

Lu Wenshu nodded and began his journey towards the Ruins.

When he finally arrived, Lu Wenshu scanned his surroundings and when he confirmed that there were no other people around, he prepared to scout the area to prepare for any contingencies.

Lu Wenshu struck the ground with his palm, and as luck would have it, his spirit qi traced along the cracks in the dry land and formed a weird path connecting him to the ruins. As the cracks were spread out like spiderwebs, Lu Wenshu’s spirit qi quickly surrounded the structure. As soon as they were connected, the ruins seemed to turn into a beast with unquenchable thirst as it sucked Lu Wenshu’s spirit qi dry. After what seemed like an eternity, the ruins let out a resounding boom that caused the ground to quake and Lu Wenshu lost his footing.

Bai Luochu was still resting at the inn when she heard the deafening boom. Her table rattled and it dawned upon her that Lu Wenshu was finally unable to control himself.

After waiting for a short while for the tremors to subside, Bai Luochu grabbed her sword and her belongings that she had packed earlier and walked out the door. As she walked out the door, she coincidentally met with Pei Rumo and Pei Qingfeng who were leaving as well.

Pei Qingfeng was stunned when he noticed how prepared for battle Bai Luochu was and he said, “This could be a bait, why don’t you wait here while I go and check it out for you.”

“This time, it’s definitely real.” Bai Luochu seemed somewhat annoyed that they were doubting her judgement.

Based on Bai Luochu’s understanding of Lu Wenshu, he wouldn’t give up easily. The only reason he has been silent for so long was because he was preparing to do something big. Likewise, Lu Wenshu understood Bai Luochu well. He knew that she would only appear when a matter of grave importance arose. Judging Lu Wenshu based on his temper, she knew that he was trying to lure her out.

“Besides, if you wait until the ruins fully activate, it will be too late to return to inform me.” Bai Luochu sneered at Pei Qingfeng as she shot him a look of disdain.

Pei Rumo realised that there was no time to delay and he decided to mediate the situation, “Let’s not get tangled up in this, I’m sure that Luo Chu knows what she is doing.”

Pei Rumo scrutinized Bai Luochu as he finished speaking, but she had already left. Her sole focus was on the ruins and she paid no attention to whatever Pei Rumo said. An unshakeable feeling appeared in his heart as Pei Rumo felt that Bai Luochu and Lu Wenshu seemed to share an unspeakable bond. However, he quickly gave up on that notion as he turned his focus onto the ruins.

They were the last to arrive as they were held up by Bai Luochu’s quarrel with Pei Qingfeng.

As soon as she reached the ruins, Bai Luochu’s first task was to look for Lu Wenshu. She found him talking and laughing with someone.

Lu Wenshu initially thought that Bai Luochu would be the first to arrive, however, she was nowhere to be seen even after the members of other factions arrived. Whatever the case, meeting her was his main goal. Lu Wenshu didn’t mind having some downtime. He knew that even though she might be clear of his intentions, the two princes wouldn’t know any better.

“Hahaha I never expected you to be the first one here! Seems to me like you youths are much speedier than us old folk.” One of the elders of another sect said as he greeted Lu Wenshu.

Lu Wenshu smiled as he replied, “You’re not old! I just happen to live nearer to the ruins. You are still in the prime of your life.”

He seemed pleased with Lu Wenshu’s praise and gave a hearty laugh as he modestly replied, “Hahaha, that’s not true, you young ones are the hope of our continent. Where are the other brothers from your sect? Why haven’t they arrived?”

“They will arrive shortly. As their senior brother, I decided to lead the way in case anything happened.” Lu Wenshu said.

“What a responsible chief disciple! No wonder your master constantly praises you. To be honest, I envy your master for having such a good disciple. You’re not only able to uphold the reputation of your sect, you are also its pride and joy. In the future, you will definitely lead your sect to glory.”

Just as he was about to reply, he caught a glimpse of Bai Luochu’s figure from the corner of his eye. He hastily said his farewells. “Senior brother, a friend that I haven’t met in a long time has arrived. Please allow me to greet my friend. I will gladly come and visit you another day.” Lu Wenshu said. Among the sect brothers, he was known to be moody, however, to an outsider, he was a courteous gentleman.

As he didn’t want to incur Lu Wenshu’s wrath, he quickly said his farewells.

On the other side, Bai Luochu could be seen whispering to Pei Qingfeng with a look of disdain on her face.

“Look at all these people, if we had listened to the Second Prince, we would have been left with nothing!” Bai Luochu curtly said. She did not mind that her words were sharp. If she was unable to obtain the Field Pearl Flower, she would have had to wait for a very long time for it to appear again.

Pei Qingfeng felt uneasy as he knew that Bai Luochu’s sole focus was on the Field Pearl Flower. He quickly explained himself, "I didn't know that it was so serious. If I had known, I would not have stopped you."

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