Chapter 90: Revealing the Truth (3)
Once half the incense stick was burned, there were two stalls by the center of the market in Feng Huan City.
There was a stall for calligraphy who wrote letters for people and the other stall was for fortune-telling. The owner of the stall didn’t even do her business. From time to time, she would go to the calligraphy stall to watch the other owner write.
There was a row of retinues behind the two stalls and they were mainly looking helplessly at the young man behind the calligraphy stall.
They originally thought that the Emperor would show his face in public and bring Princess Ye back, revealing his status. However, they never thought that the Emperor would’ve played along with Princess Ye.
If the clients waiting in line knew that the two people behind the worn-down table were the two people with the highest statuses in devil city, they would’ve been scared out of their wits already, right?
When it was evening, the two new stalls in the center of the market finally began to pack up.
Xuan Yi gave the silvers that he earned today to Ye Yu and the latter knew that he wouldn’t care for the money, so she took it without hesitation.
The two got back in the horse carriage and they hurried back to the tavern for the night.
On the way there, Ye Yu seemingly carelessly said something in the quiet carriage, “Emperor, is there a specific place you want to go during this tour to the immortal world?”
Xuan Yi glanced at her for two seconds before shaking his head and saying, “No.”
…Only ghosts will believe you.
Ye Yu retorted in her heart, but one couldn’t tell on the surface.
“I went to the event today. Although I feel regretful that I wasn’t able to see the rumored genius of the two worlds, Ye Fei, I had seen quite a few Jian Sect’s disciples.”
Xuan Yi’s gaze flickered with meaning as he asked, “So, you want?…”
Ye Yu slightly smiled and said, “I heard that the Jian Sect is starting to accept disciples. Although these disciples will only get odd jobs and clean around the place within the sect, the requirements regarding age and talent aren’t that high. Likewise, because they are unable to interact with the core skills within the sect, the disciples in there will only have relatively normal cultivation skills.”
“You want to disguise your status and enter the sect?” Xuan Yi asked.
Ye Yu softly chuckled and said, “Your majesty, don’t you think it will be fun?”
Xuan Yi didn’t respond.
In the afternoon, he was still thinking about how to maintain the false impression that they don’t understand one another and don’t get along with each other while entering the Jian Sect, but who knew that she would have mentioned it herself tonight.
He couldn’t see through her motive, but it seemed like she was trying to help him through her actions.
Since he knew that she won’t hurt himself and seeing that he couldn’t endure this kind of alienation and distance from her, he might as well reveal his motive and tell her everything.
But after figuring out why she came, how come he still dreamed of everything that happened before the world fell apart? His consciousness refused to let himself completely trust someone and without putting himself on guard.
After all, the moment this happens, if he was careless, he would fall into eternal damnation like what happened in his dream.
Yet he doesn’t carry the burden…of just his life…
Xuan Yi glanced down and there were all sorts of emotions flickering in his pitch-black eyes. There seemed to be two voices in his heart and he started breathing unevenly.
The carriage was silent for a while and when Ye Yu was a bit skeptical that she might’ve made the wrong guess, she saw the person across her reaching over and suddenly holding her wrist.
Ye Yu was stunned.
“ — Your majesty?”
Xuan Yi glanced up and then slowly curled his lips up, but there was no smile in his eyes.
“Doesn’t sister Ye Yu know how to tell fortune?”
He glanced at their linked hands with a meaningful gaze.
“Then tell me what I am thinking right now and what I want to do. Tell me what I know already and what I am hiding from you.”
“As long as you can tell me, then it doesn’t mean that I was the one telling you, right?”