Because of the arrival of that man and woman, the atmosphere within the entire hall had suddenly become deathly silently.
The gazes of everyone had converged onto the young man with violet pupils and silver hair, and their expressions more or less carried a trace of shock.
On the other hand, at the instant Chen Xi’s gaze descended onto the woman, he was unable to move it away any longer.
His pupils had dilated while his heart couldn’t help but tremble. Even his body had stiffened at this instant, and he was stunned on the spot.
The woman wore a black dress, and soft supple skin, and her dense jet black hair was held in a bun by a wooden hairpin, causing a clear and pretty oval face to be revealed.
She had a graceful bearing and slender waist. As she stood there casually, she naturally emanated a form of tranquil and natural beauty, and she was like a pure snow lotus on a precipice.
Chen Xi swore that the woman he saw at this moment was definitely Zhen Liuqing because her appearance and bearing was simple and elegant like it was in the past.
However, Chen Xi had never expected that after so many years apart, they he would actually meet her in Phoenix Perch City within the Ancient God Domain. Besides causing him to be taken by surprise, he felt as if he was struck by lightning, causing him to be stunned on the spot.
The scenes from the past flashed within his mind.
All those years ago while they were heading to the Dark Reverie from the Primeval Battlefield, Zhen Liuqing had been taken away by her senior brother, Heaven Trampler. From that day onwards, no matter if it was in the Dark Reverie or after he entered the Immortal Dimension, Chen Xi had never met her again.
In the past, he’d found out about the Divine Abyss of Darkness within the Prehistoric Ruins, and he knew that Zhen Liuqing and her master, Daoist Dao Que resided there. However, when he headed over there to look for her, he found out from Heaven Trampler that Zhen Liuqing had already left with their master, Daoist Dao Que, since a long time ago.
Later on, after he became the Dean of Dao Emperor Academy, Chen Xi hadn’t given up on searching for Zhen Liuqing. Unfortunately, she seemed as if she’d evaporated from the world, and she was impossible to find….
Yet now, she’d actually appeared in Phoenix Perch City. So, how could Chen Xi not be shocked and surprised by this?
But in next to no time, all of these emotions were replaced by a wisp of wild joy and excitement. Because Chen Xi was truly overjoyed at being able to encounter Zhen Liuqing here.
His gaze wasn’t calm any longer, and it carried a wisp of undisguised happiness.
At practically the exact same moment, Zhen Liuqing seemed to have noticed something as well, and she turned her head towards Chen Xi. However, she merely took a glance before she turned away, and she seemed as if she didn’t know Chen Xi at all.
Chen Xi couldn’t help but be slightly stunned by this. Could it be that she didn’t recognize me?
He couldn’t help but stand up and speak out. “Miss Zhen.”
The atmosphere in the hall was originally deathly silent, so when Chen Xi suddenly stood up at this moment and greeted Zhen Liuqing, it instantly drew the attention of everyone.
At practically the exact same time, the eyes of the silver haired young man narrowed. He glanced at the woman by his side, and then glanced at Chen Xi who stood in the distance, and he seemed to be filled with interest.
At this moment, Yun Qing was shocked as well. However, when he noticed that Chen Xi was only greeting the black clothed woman, he heaved a sigh of relief. At the same time, he couldn’t help but be slightly puzzled. Could it be that this kid knows her?
“Young Master, it seems that you’ve mistaken me for someone else?” The woman in a black dress frowned, and her clear and pretty face was still so tranquil as it was just now.
I’ve mistaken her for someone else? Chen Xi’s face froze. He stared at Zhen Liuqing for a long time before he said with a smile, “Miss Zhen, are you joking?”
“Joking?” The woman’s willow leaf shaped brows furrowed even more tightly, and she said with slight displeasure, “Young Master, I don’t joke with people I don’t know.”
Chen Xi’s heart sank, and he was slightly surprised and bewildered. Could it be that I’ve really mistaken her for Zhen Liuqing?
On the other hand, at this moment, the gazes everyone within the hall shot at Chen Xi had transformed from merely carrying surprise to carrying a trace of doubt as well. It was an extremely strange expression.
“You know her name?” Suddenly, the young man spoke in a low and feminine voice, and it carried a trace of unique charm.
The woman in a black dress seemed to have noticed something, and she turned around and said to the young man by her side, “I’m slightly tired, I want to find a place to rest for a while.”
As she spoke, she turned around with the intention of leaving.
“Wait a moment. It looks to me like this Fellow Daoist knows you rather well.” The young man pulled on the woman’s arm and grinned as he spoke.
The woman’s entire body stiffened, and she intended to struggle free from him, yet she stopped in the end. However, her expression was slightly gloomy.
Chen Xi’s brows raised. He glanced at the young man before glancing at the woman, and he said, “If I’m not wrong, then this young miss is definitely my good friend, Zhen Liuqing.”
A wisp of an arc suddenly arose on the corners of the young man’s mouth, and he glanced at Chen Xi with a ridiculing smile as he said, “You’re right, her name really is Zhen Liuqing.”
All the people in the hall were stunned upon hearing this, and they were bewildered by this scene. Could it be that kid really knows that woman?
But if that’s true, then why did that woman act like she doesn’t know him?
Such thoughts couldn’t help but arise in everyone’s hearts. Could it be that there was something between that woman and that kid? Now that she has someone new, she’d intentionally acting as if she doesn’t know him?
In an instant, all of them felt excited. They were clearly aware of how shocking that young man’s identity was. If that kid really was an old love of the woman by the young man’s side, then there would truly be a show for them to watch.
“Yes, my name really is Zhen Liuqing, but I truly don’t know you. If you continue acting in this way, then don’t blame me for being merciless!” The woman’s clear eyes glanced over like bolts of lightning, and she glanced coldly at Chen Xi while revealing a wisp of rage.
At this moment, the excitement and happiness in Chen Xi’s heart had gone cold. Especially when he saw Zhen Liuqing act as if she didn’t know him at all. His heart felt slightly cold, and it was like he’d been doused with a pail of cold water.
He’d never imagined that the matter would actually develop to such an extent, not had he imagined that Zhen Liuqing would actually be so heartless.
She was absolutely not like this in the past!
After all, while they were in the Darchu Dynasty, she’d actually given up her qualifications to fight Qing Xiuyi in the Allstar Meeting for him.
Yet now, she’d actually acted like she didn’t know him….
The more he thought about this, the more his heart was in chaos, and he felt a form of indescribable pain, causing his expression to gradually become gloomy.
He wasn’t an amorous person, and he just attached extreme importance towards his ties of friendship all along the way. Not to mention that his relationship with Zhen Liuqing had long since surpassed the bounds of an ordinary relationship.
Now, after finally meeting so many years later, she greeted him with a cold and indifferent expression and acted as if she didn’t know him. Such an enormous blow caused Chen Xi to be unable to accept this reality for some time.
Why?Why has this happened?
She has clearly admitted that she’s Zhen Liuqing, yet why does she just happen to not know me?
Chen Xi suddenly took a deep breath. His gaze was like a bolt of lightning as he glanced at the young man by her side, and then his gaze descended once more onto Zhen Liuqing as he said in a low voice, “Is it because of him? Or perhaps there’s something you’re unable to speak about that’s causing you to have no choice but to act in this way?”
As he finished speaking, his voice carried a trace of hope. He really hoped that it was because of some secret, and she wouldn’t mercilessly refuse to recognize him as someone she knew.
“How laughable! There’s probably something wrong with you?” Zhen Liuqing laughed coldly.
These words alone caused Chen Xi’s heart to feel heavy to the point it was difficult to breathe, and he couldn’t help but clench his fists tightly and try hard to control his emotions.
“Alright. Fellow Daoist, we don’t have time to play with you.” The young man suddenly grinned, and then he raised his hand and pulled Zhen Liuqing into his embrace, and then he gazed at Chen Xi and teased. “Besides that, if you want to pursue a woman in the future, then you must choose the right target. I’ll let it go this time, but if it occurs another time, then the consequences will be extremely severe.”
At the instant he saw Zhen Liuqing enter into the young man’s embrace, Chen Xi felt like pins were piercing into his heart, and indescribable rage surged from his heart. He was on the verge of being unable to restrain himself from making a move against the young man, yet when he glanced at Zhen Liuqing’s expression, his heart instantly became icy cold as if he’d fallen into an icy pit.
From the beginning until the end, she hadn’t struggled at all, and it was even to the extent that her face carried a wisp of an intimate expression….
Chen Xi clenched his fists to the point his knuckles cracked and turned while, and his eyes were icy cold to the limit.
The young man with violet pupils and silver hair couldn’t help but smile even more brilliantly when he saw this, and he glanced at Chen Xi with a gaze of pity. After that, he held Zhen Liuqing’s waist as he turned around and slowly headed up to the second floor.
On the other hand, from the beginning until the end, Zhen Liuqing hadn’t turned around….
Chen Xi stood there like a statue with an icy cold expression. No one knew what sort of pain and struggle he’d experienced in his heart, or what sort of rage, hatred, and frustration he’d felt!
When the young man left with Zhen Liuqing, the atmosphere in the hall instantly changed, and it became clamorous and bustling once more.
However, the topics of their conversations had already changed.
“Haha! That kid actually tried to get something he was unworthy of obtaining. Doesn’t he know who she belongs to?”
“One should choose the right time to talk to a girl. He just had to flirt with Gongye Zhefu’s woman right before Gongye Zhefu himself. Isn’t that like courting death?”
“It looks to me like this fellow lost his mind from seeing such a beauty. His composure really is too weak, he even dared to try and seize Gongye Zhefu’s woman. That’s simply like playing with his life. Fortunately, Gongye Zhefu was broad minded and didn’t get infuriated. Otherwise, how could he still be alive?”
“Indeed, Gongye Zhefu probably couldn’t be bothered to make a fuss about it with a nobody like him, right?”
“Actually, do any of you know that kid?”
“Nope, but he’s definitely not a disciple of noble descent from the Imperial Region, otherwise, how could he possibly not even know Gongye Zhefu?”
All of these discussions were like buzzing flies, and it caused Chen Xi’s expression to become even gloomier. He didn’t mind being ridiculed and mocked by others, yet he was unable to accept this feeling of practically being ‘betrayed’.
Chen Xi took a deep breath and worked hard to allow himself to maintain his calm, and he turned around and sat silently on the spot while a wisp of gloominess that was impossible to eliminate still remained in the space between his brows.
“Haha. I never expected that my target this time has become Zhen Liuqing’s companion, and it’s even to the extent that she acted like she didn’t know me just for his sake….” Chen Xi suddenly felt like laughing. He felt this fate was intentionally playing tricks on him, or perhaps it was punishing him?
It was punishing him for not looking for Zhen Liuqing throughout all these years!
“No matter what, you have to find out the answer to some things. Especially when its related to ‘feelings’. Don’t do it for the sake of turning the situation around and do it merely for the sake of providing yourself with release from it.” Yun Qing looked silently at Chen Xi for a long time before he finally spoke. His eyes carried a wisp of wisdom that could only be tempered through age and experience. “Of course, the outcome might be a pleasant surprise. Who knows?”